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  • Forum Thread: DVD/CD RW drive not working properly.

    Hello. Im not very experienced with computers so when it comes to this please be a little patient. I do sort of know what I am doing though. So my current problem is that my DVD/CD-RW Drive(E:) will read Cd's or DVD's, it will also rip the Cd or DVD with out a problem. When i put in a blank disc...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1721

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1721 I was having problems with the OS so I removed and formatted both hard drives. I reinstalled both hard drives and turned on the laptop with the vista installation cd in the drive. IT booted to the installation cd fine when it comes to the point of selecting the installation...
  • Forum Thread: Hard Drive Funnel Seek Test and Hard Drive Random Seek Test

    Laptop Inspiron 1545 Ran the Dell PC Checkup and these two test failed everything else passed.
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1537- Driver Repair?!?

    hey all i have a dell 1537 studio laptop - Mcafee expired so i renewed it now i cant logon it keeps going to launch start up repair or start windows normally. everytime i select either it just goes back to that. i hold F8 and get a 'System Recovery option' and then a "Add Drivers"...
  • Forum Thread: FAQ Notebook General Hardware

    Frequently Asked Questions and Topics Window 8 Support Notebook Drivers and Downloads Why was no Back up Media shipped with my notebook? How to restore or reimage my notebook? What to do if my notebook locks up? How to run diagnostics on my notebook? What to do if there is no display on...
  • Forum Thread: How do i get the firmware package to be recognized so the dvd rw is not just a cd rom. the driver keeps defaulting to the microsoft cd driver ?

    i reinstaLED THE BIOS, VIDEO DRIVER AND FIRMWARE BUT IT WILL NOT LET ME DELETE THE MICROSOFT DRIVER
  • Forum Thread: Dell 1537 Persistant Keyboard Key Issue

    Hi Dell Community! Before Christmas, unfortunately my Dell Studio 1537 sustained some spill damage, which went onto the mousepad, through the buttons, into the motherboard, as this i didn't want to go through buying a brand new laptop all over again, i decided to fix the laptop, as warranty had...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Unable to change Inspiron 1545 touchpad settings

    I had a similar problem after a recent update from Vista to Windows 7. I wanted to change the settings, and although my touchpad functioned properly, it was not showing up in MOUSE SETTINGS. My internet searching for answers came up fruitful! Sometimes you need to redownload the specific driver and install...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1721 Not Detecting Battery

    Hello, I have a Dell Inspiron 1721 that is not detecting the battery. I have swapped out the battery with another battery and have swapped out the AC/DC charger. But it is still not recognizing the battery, it will work fine with the power cord plugged in. Any Ideas?
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1545 Error Code 0146 Error Code 2000-0146 Hard Drive 0

    I've been having trouble with my Dells Primary HDD which is 320 GB for the past year and half, I've had it replace two times and just two days ago, after surfing the internet, I turned it off, then the next day I wanted to look something up, It wouldn't start, it would go to the Dell Logo...
  • Forum Thread: Using Laptop Monitor with diffrent CPU

    I would like to know about using (Model- LATITUDE E6410) Laptop Monitor with diffrent CPU. Please Guide me how to connect with laptop and diffrent CPU and what is the hardware requirement? Thanks.
  • Forum Thread: Low test score in WEI test on cpu (3.0) and ram (3.0) after factory re-sett

    Hi I thought would be a good idea to reinstall my computer after a couple years of use . Re- installation went flawlessly , but when I would start a game , I noticed that I had ridiculously long fps ( World of tanks ) . So went in and ran the WEI test and saw that the effect of CPU or RAM died´t...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 17 Problems! Please help.

    I updated my graphic and sound drivers yesterday on my Dell Studio 17. I restarted the system like I would do after any installation or update only to find that my laptop wouldnt boot up, instead it redirected me to system repair. I thought there must be something wrong with what i updated... So I...
  • Forum Thread: Not sure what laptop I have and what Adapter I need?

    Ok so I have an Dell XPS i know we got it in 06 its huge. sides glow red, it needs a PA-13 adapter(atleast the back says that) can anyone help me to adentify which Model XPS i have? Is it the XPS M1710 or M1730? how do i tell? (btw i dont have an adapter, well not one strong enough so...
  • Forum Thread: M17x No LED's anywhere after vista to 7 upgrade

    Okay so I got this laptop of my uncle a few days ago it was running Windows Vista so I decided to upgrade to 7 and that's what I did I now have everything running, I have all the drivers installed. Everything. I searched allover the net found tones of stuff, didn't work. If anyone has any...
  • Forum Thread: XPS L502x hangs during game play

    I have been having problems with my XPS L502x I use to play Saint Rows the Third on my laptop it use to play perfectly but now after a year I restored my factory setting now when ever i install any of my old games they start off perfectly but during the game it hangs a lot kindly help me out.
  • Forum Thread: questions on reinstalling os

    i want to restore my pc back to factory settings and reinstall my os. before i do this i have some questions. i recently upgraded my bios from A06 to A09 and ran into many problems while doing so. i had a successful flash, but will reinstalling my os set my bios back A06? i really don't want to...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Delay issue on windows performance and bios performance

    anybody's there that answer my question..!!???
  • Forum Thread: HELP MY Dell inspiron 1545 hard drive failed and crashed!

    help please the hard drive crashed the hard drive has replaced once but now it crashed please please help
  • Forum Thread: SD and USB Flash Drive not reading Inspiron 1525

    I have an Inspiron 1525. The SD card reader will only detect and access an SD card if it is in the slot at boot up. Same with a flashdrive in the USB slot. I have gone to Dell and updated drivers. If I place the card in the slot while the computer is on, it tries to find a driver, but always fails to...
  • Forum Thread: upgrades

    Hello Group, I am the proud owner of a Dell Inspiron 1545; I want to up grade. I want to investigate purchasing separate parts and installing them versus buying a new laptop (trying to save money Do aany of you know how to begin with an upgrade? I've run a hardware anylisis and diagnostic to...
  • Forum Thread: HDD Issue 2000-0146 help

    Hello everyone! So this morning I noticed my mouse was hacking forward when I moved it, was like it froze up every second when i moved it and that made me raise an eyebrow so I started to investigate. Few hours later I tried to play some music but ended up hearing the song with like glitching...
  • Forum Reply: Re: N5110 wifi stops working

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  • Forum Thread: Hardware drivers for Windows 7 home premium 64bit?

    I have a Inspiron 1420 that I recently aquired. It has a OPR853 motherboard with a Pentium T2390 dual core cpu and it was running an older version of Vista 32bit. I picked it up free because it wasn't working correctly so the original owner bought a new laptop. It is in excellent condition...
  • Forum Thread: Dell inspiron n5110, i have fix the black screen with windows 8, i have installed bios 'a11' but now when i'm on windows 8, my dell stop running it , i cant move the mouse cant have access at taskmanager

    Dell inspiron n5110, i have fix the black screen with windows 8, i have installed bios 'a11' but now when i'm on windows 8, my dell stop running it , i cant move the mouse cant have access at taskmanager