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  • Forum Thread: I installed a new hard drive on XPS L501X

    I put a new hard drive in used laptop XPS L501X with Windows 7. I have the CD with the drivers but since it's older do I need to download newer ones from Dell? I definitely need the driver(s) for being able to connect it to the internet and not sure they are on the CD. Appreciate any help and thanks...
  • Forum Thread: How many times can I use my Warranty to repair a product?

    Hi. My computer, which I just got yesterday, keeps having problems when i turn it on but the computer screen stays dark. I will be sending my computer in for repair at dell. Is there a limited amount of times in which I may use this warranty? Also, is it possible to cancel the already placed box shipment...
  • Forum Thread: Dell E7440 and swapping the 5mm HDD for a 7mm SSD - quirks

    Hi, Just got a new E7440 with the tiniest HDD possible, so I could fit a Sandisk Extreme Pro 960GB (not yet purchased) - this is a 7mm drive. Basically Dell's standard disk offerings do not have the disk arrangement I wanted (loads of SSD). I am a little perturbed by several things, having just...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron - How to unblock the hard disk?

    I use Dell Inspiron 15 3537, I recently reset the hard disk to factory settings using Redo Backup and Recovery http://redobackup.org in order to do a clean reinstall of Windows 7 When I reboot the laptop, it requests a password to unblock the hard disk, although I never entered any passwords How to unblock...
  • Forum Thread: How can I install the Windows 7 operating system on a new hard drive from Dell

    XPS 15 (L501X, Late 2010) Service Tag: 1M6BTN1 | Express Service Code: 3517667533 Wouldn't boot, ran diagnostics and it returned the following error 2000 - 0146. I checked the Dell support and it said to replace hard drive. I purchased the new drive from Dell that was the recommended replacement...
  • Forum Thread: Best way to install O/S and data on a new hard drive.

    My hard drive failed during diagnostic test yesterday - Dell is sending out a replacement hard drive. I back up using an external hard drive and Dell Data Safe Online. I prefer not to reload using installation disks for all my applications. Is it possible to use Dell Data Safe Online to "restore"...
  • Forum Thread: My Laptop is not detecting a Hard Drive already there? Please Help?

    So recently my laptop Dell Latitude E6530 started to give me problems. I knew it would happened because Hard Drive did not have a lot of space. However I did what usually everyone would, scan the Laptop using Dell Software for issues. What I came to see is that there is a hard drive in my laptop that...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS Laptop - warranty recently expired and Hard Drive fail and no Win 7 CD, only recovery disk

    About 2-3 weeks ago, my Dell XPS L1401 Laptop started giving me problems. It is a 8gb i7 core process with 500 gb hard drive with Windows 7. Of course after 3 years my warranty just terminated in Dec 2013. :( I did a system repair and it would take about 15sometimes 30 mins to startup mins to startup...
  • Forum Thread: Brand New Laptop Hard Disk Problem

    Two days ago I got my brand new Inspiron 15 7000 Series Touch from the Dell Site. Today when I turned my computer on I got the warning message that I posted below. Everything I read online pointed me here so hopefully someone can help me with this issue. The computer is obviously covered by warranty...
  • Forum Thread: After install of new hard drive laptop wireless disconnects when closing lid or docking onto eport plus station

    Dell Latitude E6420 with all latest updates running Windows 7. Using the same image from my old hard drive. A few weeks ago windows noted i was having hard drive failure so since this is a company issues laptop, Dell sent me a new hard drive. The image of the hard drive was installed on the new hard...
  • Forum Thread: Clicking noise from Dell Inspiron 17r

    So I have had my Dell Inspiron 17r for a little almost a year. I have had various problems since buying it such as blue screens. The blue screens are usually Kernal Data inpage errors. As of recently my laptop has also been making a clicking sound and it also doesn't turn on what usually happens...
  • Forum Thread: D630 won't power up

    Hi, I have owned a refurbished d630 for about two months and recently it just shut down on me and it will not power up. I press the power button and and the screen doesn't turn on. The power light will turn on and the battery light will flash every 8 or 9 seconds or so. The ac adapter lights up....
  • Forum Thread: LAPTOP WON'T TURN ON (DELL LATITUDE D620)

    My laptop won't turn on. Before the problem occurred on two occasions rows of vertical lines appeared on the screen and I had to restart it. The third time this happened it wouldn't start. The adapter seems to be ok, the battery light turns on and so does the power light and keyboard controls...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 15 3521 HELP!!

    Just last week, my Dell Inspiron crashed. I turned it on, and an error screen booted up of this: It was not the same error code displayed on this image. Anyways, after the blue screen popped up, my computer shut down. I booted it back up, and all it does now is say "Checking Media [Fail]"...
  • Forum Reply: RE: How to Remove BIOS password in Dell XPS 15 L502X

    Yes, it's registered under my name, it's not under warrantly at this time. Please give me a solution if you can ASAP. Thanks. regards, Able
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 15 l501x doesn't not always see new hard drive after shut down

    Hi, I replaced a bad hard drive on my Dell XPS 15 l501x with a brand new WD Black 750GB I bought from Dell. I reinstalled the os from the recovery discs. Laptop has been since working perfect, except! Now when I power up the computer from a cold start it does not see the Hard drive, instead goes all...
  • Forum Reply: RE: How to Remove BIOS password in Dell XPS 15 L502X

    Hello Dell Community, I have this Dell XPS L502x system. Its BIOS is locked and the password is lost. I contacted dell for BIOS password recovery and they couldn't give me a solution by phone, and I have to say that the customer service by phone was poor my call duration was nearly 3 hrs, may...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1558 will not boot

    Hello! I have a Dell Studio 1558 that was working perfectly last night. This morning, however, it will not boot. I have tried booting with both the battery and AC adapter, just the battery, and just the AC adapter. I took the battery and adapter out and held down the power button for 45 seconds. I...
  • Forum Thread: General downfall in performance.

    Model: Dell Inspiron N5110 My problem is that my laptops performance just fell in a minute, and since then its like that. I thought that something messed up the OS, so i reinstalled to Windows 8.1 (from Win 7). After the reinstallation the problem still existed, and skype showed the biggest problem...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop constantly produces beep sound

    I am having a Inspiron 15R N5110 laptop. Recently it started to beep 5 times at some interval loudly on start and this volume goes down when OS starts. On running diagnostics everything is fine and Hard disk icon blinks. please help
  • Forum Thread: PSA Error code 2000-0151 hard drive incorrect status=3E

    I cannot load windows on my Inspiron N5050 64 bit windows 7 home premium O/S computer. I ran the pre-boot assessment system diagnostics and it returned the error code shown in the subject (Error Code 2000-0151 hard drive status incorrect=3E). Does anyone know how to fix the problem.? I really appreciate...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Dell Latitude E6430 with Windows 7 64 bit enterprise - HDD light always on, constant freeze

    Hi Azchaz.. Exactly, thank you. I had people telling me that it was a user problem and it is definitely not. My HDD is always busy, and I do not have the BSOD screen..but other than that...your problem is same as mine...the diagnostic test does not reveal any errors. I think Dell should actually...
  • Forum Thread: Help! Dell XPS just reset settings when booting up

    This morning I turned on my Dell XPS 14z laptop and it no longer has any of my programs, saved data, pictures. It appears that it performed a factor reset on its own. Is there a way to recover all my data? And does anyone know why this happened? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks,
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio XPS 1645 hardware fault: Dropped on left hand side of laptop, now only the Volume lights are lit, one flashing.

    I have had my laptop for about two years, has not caused me an issue. This evening I accidentally dropped the computer on to it's left hand side. This crashed the computer on the game I was playing. I turned the computer off and back on, this then produced no screen to light up and only three lights...
  • Forum Thread: Partition Removed / File Recovery

    This is a semi-hardware related question, and it does relate to my Latitude D600, so this is as a place as any to post it. I recently upgraded to a larger hard drive for my laptop, after dutifully backing-up virtually every file I had onto compact disks. While reformatting the new drive with the new...