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  • Forum Reply: Re: trojan-pws-daonol detected by Spy Sweeper

    Thanks to all you guys I have solved a problem that has left me sleepless! I called Dell for tech help at first thinking it was a driver issue. But, when all other sound worked on my computer they forwarded me to a Fee Based Software Tech! IT cost me over $200 and spent hours on the phone with a Dell...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop very slow when on Internet (fast otherwise) - often has trouble with an Internet connection when it is online.

    This 2nd little laptop is very slow and often says there is no Internet connection when there is. Strange, as it worked fine until recently... Other computers doing fine in same setting. Vista computer Help would be appreciated. Thanks a lot. Hijack This! logfile: Logfile of Trend Micro...
  • Forum Thread: Windows will only start in Safe Mode

    Yesterday I started having problem with my laptop. It completely shut down to a point that it was just a black screen and wouldnt respond to anything, not even the power button. I took out the battery, but now it will only start up in Safe Mode. If I try to start it normally it goes back to the same...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron E1505 Drivers missing! Base System Device two are missing

    My Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop is missing two driver Base System Device is what they are called. I have downloaded every driver on the site for this laptop yet I still am missing these two. I re-installed Windows Vista Home Premium and now I'm missing drivers that I can't find. Any help would...
  • Forum Thread: Operating System won't boot - Dell Studio XPS 1340

    Running vista 64bit. Installed software update. Now my laptop won't boot up. I tried safe mode, start up repair tool, and ran diagnostics. It says hard ware is fine. Seems to have to do with that update. I don't have windows os disc. Out of warranty. Any ssuggestions? Please help
  • Forum Thread: UPGRADE POSSIBLE?

    I have an Inspiron 1525 Vista computer. Can this be upgraded? I don't like the limited capabilities Vista has. Please advise.
  • Forum Thread: Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Software Guides

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  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1525 will not boot up

    I too have attempted to use the options mentioned in these posts and still nothing is working. When it turn on the PC, I get the screen with the two options to either restart normally or let Windows try to repair the PC. Neither one works. I am becoming very discouraged at this point. I keep hoping someone...
  • Forum Thread: XPS M1330 - Dell Recovery Partition

    Hi all, I have accidentally deleted Dell Recovery Partition (DSR) from my laptop (located in D:) - I am using windows vista ultimate edition. I was wondering if anyone could guide me how can I restore or get them back so I can restore it as when I first bought it? I don't mind to reformat...
  • Forum Thread: Missing Vista Product Key

    Help? I have A Studio 1555 originally purchased in August 2009. I let the warranty expire last year, because it didn't seem cost effective to keep the warranty on a 3 YO machine. It's running Windows 7, via the Dell Upgrade from Windows Vista. I am not having ANY hardware issues, but I...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron N7110 Vista Install on New Hard Drive

    I had a hard drive crash on a Inspiron N7110. I purchased and installed a new hard drive. I've tried to install Vista using the Dell OEM disc that came with the PC. After a period of time, the installation process haults on "completing installation." The ellipses continue to move in front...
  • Forum Thread: Windows Vista Reinstall

    I have an Inspiron 1525 that fails to boot to Windows Vista. I have tried all the recovery options including trying restore to factory settings. Nothing has worked so I decided to try to reinstall Windows Vista. I type the Product Key on the bottom of the computer but receive the message: You product...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 1720 Vista Pro Factory Image or Recovery

    I am unable to boot into Vista; error is missing msahci.sys file. I have no disks at all; the recovery disk I made when I got the system does not work. I used f8 and Shift+f11 and control+f11 and the advanced boot screen has no repair options. Where can I get a Vista Pro installation disk? My COA...
  • Forum Thread: 3g WWWAN Dell 5530 on 3 UK & Studio 1737 Vista

    Working perfectly. NO GPS. but would like to make phone calls using installed SIM-card. Anyone got any ideas how i can do this?
  • Forum Thread: Need advice on which Win 7 OS to buy

    I have an Inspiron 530 [Amin Note: Service Tag Edited per TOU policy] that is about 5 years old and came with Vista. Q6600 2.40 Ghz and 4 GB RAM I have a laptop that came installed with Win 7 and want to upgrade my desktop to Win 7. I'm not interested in Win 8. I may want to upgrade my I-530 at...
  • Forum Thread: Vista rolled back to windows xp

    Hi. I have a Dell Vostro 200 that came pre installed with Windows Vista Business OEM. The OS was rolled back to Windows XP but now I want to go back upto Vista to use some new software that is not compatible with XP but is compatible with Vista. I wish to retain Microsoft Office 2007 which is currently...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit that cannot make it to the desktop

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit that cannot make it to the desktop. After the Dell Inspirion loading screen with F2 Setup and F12 Boot Options, It loads auto-loads up either: “Windows Boot Manager Choose an operating system to start, or press TAB...
  • Forum Thread: dell laptop restarts after shutdown with blue screen flash - Vista OS 32 bit

    My Vostro 1520 boots up right after it shuts down, but right before it boots up a blue screen flashes for a quick second. I tried following: System Restore - did not help; Ran PC Checkup and do not see any troubles Please help to solve the issue. Thanks
  • Forum Thread: Trying to reinstall - Inspiron 1501

    I am working on my girlfriend's laptop. Laptop is an Inspiron 1501 running on Vista 32bit sp2. It has been running VERY slow and hangs a lot. This is not the case in safe mode, which is expected, but the change is very dramatic. I think that a clean reinstall could help the computer be functional...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Virus in [Filename]

    Well I think I might have prevented you guys from detecting anything in my PC. Okay, what I did, which now I think it was the wrong thing to do. I purchased a different anti-virus/ anti-spyware program today. The program is called "AVG Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware". As I was telling you in...
  • Forum Thread: Cleanup after bootkit removal

    Recently one of the machines I have access to (Inspirion 1420 - Vista Home Premium) was infected with...something that kept reloading ad-ware for various non-legit antimalware. Antimalware Doctor was the first and the easiest to clean off. I found a new folder under C:\Users\<username>\Appdata...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Please help Java not working?

    I also had spent weeks trying to fix this problem. Java thinks it's installed already, and Windows refuses to reinstall because Java's not installed. I deleted all traces of Java using Add/Remove Programs. I also used Windows Install Clean Up. Nothing worked. Finally, a few weeks went by...
  • Forum Thread: Adam's Computer Problems - Redirected Searches, Advertising Pop-Ups, Unable to Update Security Software

    Problems: 1. When I initially start my computer a window opens providing the following message: Error loading dbfdt.dll the specified module could not be found 2. When I run Windows Update from my computer it fails, and provides an unknown code: 80072EFE 3. When I am on the internet there...
  • Forum Thread: Locked out of Admin Account-PLEASE help!

    I strongly suspect that my computer has been infected with that new virus but I'm not even sure what it is. First clue is when Security Center warns me that it does not detect any antivirus software even though I always have it on and actively running/scanning. Next is when I tried to change my login...
  • Forum Thread: 80072EFE error and Website site redirections

    Hello I have not able to run a windows update and sometimes when clicking on a link to a website i get directed to another website. I have seen on this forum that you have helped people with a similar problem so i hope that you can help me get rid of this malware once and for all I have run...