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  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1520 xp

    I have no idea what's wrong with my laptop. I suspect it's the hard drive. It was a year old in December. Screen is black with message that reads Loading PBR for descriptor 2... Done Disk Read Error Press Ctrl+Alt+DEL To Restart Nothing works! HELP!!!!
  • Forum Thread: hard drive upgrade

    hi first time trying this i have a dell inspiron 6000 upgraded hard drive to a 250 g i think that my memory has a limit of 137g and it has worked good for about a month then i get a black screen with flashing curser in top left of screen this has happened 3 times the only way to get it working that i...
  • Forum Thread: Can't find graphic driver, video driver...BSOD ialmnt5.sys

    i have an inspiron B130 running with Windows 7 OS and adapter is Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family (which i had to get from intel site) not all drivers from Dell has helped BECAUSE they ONLY give me option of xp or anything OTHER THEN WINDOWS 7..and when I download and run anyways...
  • Forum Reply: Re: E4300 Very Frequent Disk Access

    I am experiencing exactly the same phenomenon: hard drive is accessed every second, with disk light and accompanying noise (which does indeed get irritating after a while). Dell Latitude E4300 Laptop, 160 GB Seagate drive, Windows XP. Drive only has one partition (as delivered). sysinternals.com...
  • Forum Thread: Need Help with Windows XP reinstall

    I have a 6 year old Inspiron 6000. I just replaced it with a new Dell laptop. I'm donating this one to a school. So I just ran DBAN to wipe the hard drive and this went find; but now I have a boot problem. A black screen comes up with this message..."no boot sector on internal hard drive; no...
  • Forum Thread: Famous password error for XP Home origional edition - need XP Home SP1 or higher - where do I get that?

    MY PC blue screened on me and I need to do a Recover Console proceedure. The problem is that my origional Dell CD is XP Home (no Service Pack upgrade). Well in this edition it asks for the password to perform the Recover proceedure. This is a very welll know error that is resoved when XP Home SP1 came...
  • Forum Thread: Gaming on Inspiron Duo

    Does Anyone know if the Inspiron Duo can support the Sims 3 base game without taking an hour to load and exit? I want to buy this computer but I don't want to sacrifice my game.
  • Forum Thread: missing or corrupt \windows\system32\config\system file prevents my laptop from booting

    And I don't have the installation or boot CD, as everything was preinstalled on it. It's a completely standard installation! When I create a boot CD from another dell I have, it doesn't work for the laptop. All my pictures and music are inside!! The laptop credentials: DELL...
  • Forum Reply: Re: inspiron 5100 turn on but shuts down right away

    on an old machine such as yours,pull the hard drive disk! Now you have option too transfer any, and or all fills "NOT OS" to your new P.C. NEVER LEAVE HARD DIVE DISK IN THE DEAD P.C.! p.s. if you know how to transfer windows XP pro. sp3 or sp4???????
  • Forum Reply: Re: Delay issue on windows performance and bios performance

    anybody's there that answer my question..!!???
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop in Boot Loop

    Hi. I am trying to fix a Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop, running Windows XP for a friend. She just recently got it from her sister, and says it seemed to be running fine, aside from the CD/DVD Drive not reading disks, but then a few days ago, it started lagging REALLY bad, so finally, she tried to restart...
  • Forum Thread: lost password

    problem with my laptop ( dell inspiron 1525 ) about forgetting bios password service tag : < ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy> please help me my e_mail : < ADMIN NOTE : Email id removed per privacy policy>
  • Forum Thread: Dell Latitude D430 HDD Compatibility

    Hi, this is my first post. I want to ask a few questions regarding a new Dell D430 I am going to receive. It's going to be shipped to me with no HDD. I did not know that it would be this troublesome to look for a HDD compatible with this laptop until I realized it requires a 1.8 inch Format Factor...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1545, black screen with flashing cursor

    Hi, I have the dreaded black screen with flashing cursor on my Inspiron 1545 (from 2009). Here is the order of events as to how this happened: The machine was acting funny, so I erased everything and reinstalled Windows, no luck, machine was still behaving oddly (slow, and crashing a lot). I booted...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron 1100 no boot device found Hard Drive read error 0f00:0248

    strange symptoms. older inspiron 1100 was running xp fine but now gives a no boot device found error. Restore was unsuccessful but I had the original dell cds so ran the diagnostics and get the hard drive read error 0f00:0248. Booted the computer with a Knoppix (linux) system on cd and linux can see...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron 630m bios shrinks new larger hard drive

    I`m trying to resolve a problem with an inspiron 630m laptop ( also listed as XPS M140, model 0HC416 ) . The laptop has an 80GB PATA hard drive that is almost full, so i cloned it to a new 320GB hard drive, and popped it back into the laptop. Two things can happen: Since the original hard...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed F3 error while installing XP on D430

    Many of these drives aren't compatible with XP as they use 4k byte sectors not 512. This explains why I had no problem with an Ubuntu boot disk, but couldn't get anything to work with XP. For example a toshiba MK6036GAL is incompatible with XP but a MK6028GAL will work with XP. Hope this saves...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro A860

    Hi...my Dell Vostro A860 is constantly freezing..mouse pointer not moving..can't use keyboard either and hdd light goes off and sometimes..if i try to reboot...nothing happens...just a strange sound and a quick flash from the keyboard lights.I know it is not overheating,I reseated RAM and I ran Dell...
  • Forum Reply: Re: New Windows install Latitude E4310 error: windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware.

    I will try this solution in this post: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466753 This error can occur when you try to install Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 on a system if the following situation is true on your PC: You are installing by using Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM media...
  • Forum Thread: Trying to improve my Inspiron 5150 in a cheap way...

    SSIA Currently I have: Mobile Inter Pentium 4 CPU 3.06 GHz 512 MB Memory NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 FUJITSU 35 GB Harddrive I have a 80 gig external as well... I am not looking to do anything crazy, just make the old girl run better. I just bought: Seagate 160GB 5400/8MB...
  • Forum Thread: Latitude C840 rehab / upgrades

    I've got a Latitude C840 where the hard drive has completely died. It had already been upgraded to a 2.0Ghz C P U by the previous owner. I was going to upgrade it further with 2 1Gb sticks of PC2-2700. But first I need to get a new HD for it & do a clean install of an OS. So several questions...
  • Forum Thread: HELP PLEASE! Need to Fix Dell (Inspiron 9300) w/UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME Error W/NO XP CD's

    HELP PLEASE! I have an 8yo Dell Inspiron 9300 that I have been able to keep running quite well up until this past Sat. (4/27/2013). It was just "idling" w/screen saver running and I got a dreaded BSOD (I've not seen a BSOD in over 1+yr's) - see below... Then when i tried to reboot,...
  • Forum Thread: Hard Disk Problem in DELL 15R

    Dear All, I purchased my DELL 15R 4 months ago. But from the last 1 month it is dead slow, hence i restored it to the factory settings, but of no use, when i ran my online diagnostic tool, i got a message saying that the HARD DISK is having some problem hence repair it or change it. But the...
  • Forum Thread: Broken Laptop

    I have a Dell Inspiron m5030 and it is pretty much DESTROYED. So basically, I received a virus that was secret and discreet (I don't know when it was contracted). Soon, my laptop was dead. When I turned it on, the Dell icon would pop up and after that... nothing. The laptop doesn't open and i...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 9400 problems

    I have an Inspiron 9400 laptop. Last year I had video card problems. Now I am getting an ATA error on startup. Is this hard drive gone. Is it worth fixing this laptop or time for a new one? Thanks.