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Old Dell Latitude WILL NOT boot from ANY CD!

Q: Old Dell Latitude WILL NOT boot from ANY CD!

I copied this directly from my question on Yahoo Answers because I did not yet get an answer.

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We have an OLD Dell Latitude laptop that we got from someone a long time ago, and it is very slow. It has XP Pro on it, but it is way too slow for actually using. I installed Xubuntu via Wubi, and that worked great. So I decided I would try to partition the HD and put Xubuntu on permanently, and probably remove Windows. I uninstalled Xubuntu, but it still shows up on the boot menu (even though it doesn't work).

ANYWAYS, I have a few various boot CDs; including Xubuntu 9.10, UBCD 5, and the Windows disc that came with the laptop. The laptop has no CD Drive on it, so it uses an external one with some weird cable (Not USB).

The problem is that NO boot cd will boot on that laptop. They all work on any other computer, but this thing refuses to boot any cd. It sits at the Dell screen when it finds that there's a boot cd, and it sits there for 5 minutes, and does one of two things:

1. It stops trying and boots to Windows.

2. It makes a horrendously loud BEEEEEP and says something along the lines of "Boot incomplete, press F(something) to resume (in which pressing that takes you to Windows), or F(something) to go to Setup (BIOS).

Now, I HAVE configured the BIOS crap boot order. So in theory it SHOULD boot from CDs.

Instead it tries to, but then it seems like it gives up and just boots to Windows.

The specs (that I can tell) of the laptop are:

Pentium III Processor
256MB of RAM
~20GB Hard Drive
12 (ish) inch monitor
1 (and only one) USB 1.1 port (not 2.0)
And I don't know anything about the graphics.

I really need help with this. I need to get it to boot from CDs so I can fix the darn piece of crap. It USED to boot from its Windows CD. But no longer.

Please help!

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Have a Dell laptop is win XP pro 32bit. It was running fine when I went to bed but next day turned it on and it couldn't boot had a message saying " unmountable_boot_volume " . Codes behind it were 0x000000ED ( 0x82324030, 0xc0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000.). Failed the DST Short Status test. Had statement saying " Log contains previous errors ". I think I've tried all combos of F keys alone and with an, control, even alt try to bring up factory setting app. Help plz.

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" unmountable_boot_volume""Failed the DST Short Status test""Log contains previous errors"Put those 3 statements together & it's very likely your hard drive has failed. Hopefully you have backup copies of any important data because you may not be able to recover it. Try running a diagnostics test to confirm the hard drive's status.http://www.dell.com/support/Article...message edited by riider

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Well its like this, all is not good at this point !!!!!!!
1: can't boot up from disk , all I get is it asking for the location of the COMMAND.COM INTERPRETER
2: Once I do get it to boot what do I need to get dos to recognize the external CD ROM that is connect to the USB port, so that I am able to install Win XP.
3: Or is there another way to connect the external ROM to the laptop rather than using the usb port.

Your help on this matter would be greatly accepted.
cheers CODAN
 

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Howdy codan...

You might try here Bootdisk, download the XP boot disks, once downloaded, double click on the downloaded file to create the floppies...
 

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A:Dell Latitude D600 won't boot up!

It could be a problem with the power supply or possibly the motherboard. I had that model and im guessing its at least 7 years old.I got rid of mine because the motherboard went and it wasnt worth fixing.
 

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Confirming your computer exactly from here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100658.html
Continue with the bios update, which will not affect your system or data files.

Be aware that no one gauratees bios updating, not even Dell
It is therefore highly requested that you use the backup old Bios (using the same Bios utility) first.

If it's any consolation I'd do it.
 

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A:Solved: Dell Latitude won't boot

Yes, it should run on A/C power with the battery removed (it is suggested for long term A/C use, to remove the battery).

Get a multi-meter onto the A/C plug/tip, and see if it's putting out voltage. If it is not putting out, the adapter needs butter (cause it's toast).

If it is putting out voltage, then the A/C input to the motherboard might have only a fried input jack, which you can replace yourself, or at least test yourself, with the multi-meter.
 

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I try booting into safe mode and all other configurations and get this same message.

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I Google the issue and see I probably just need to the chkdsk /r thing. I change the boot order to my CD in setup and put in my Windows XP cd. I click to boot from cd and it begins to enter Windows setup.

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Thanks
 

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Hi

the D610 ....

oveheating is never good..however that is what the thermal trip is for.

i would try reseating the memory first as loose memory can cause the laptop not to power on.

if not

first off, go here for the manual, your going to need some screwdrivers and some time.

Open the laptop up and check the CPU fan and cooler unit for blockages, its a good idea to get some heatsink paste and you will need to repaste the CPU if you remove the heatsink.

With the mobo out (its quite easy to get them out) inspect for any burn marks on the board around the components.

if you find any, then a new mobo will be needed as its probably failed, however if not reassemble the laptop and make sure all the connecting leads are seated securely.

if you have a test meter check your voltage on the power adaptor, i think its about 19volts normally on those models, but it will state on the back of the unit.
 

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I power the laptop on and the Dell logo is there with a blue bar at the bottom of the screen slowly moving left to right. When it has filled up the block, the screen flashes to a black screen with small white writing at the top and very quickly back to the Dell logo and thereafter flashes between the 2 screens.
If I power off and restart, the flashing continues.  If I wait an hour or so,  it starts again with the Dell logo and bar beneath slowly filling up and then continues with the flashing alternating screens.
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Hi ANGDAV,
Does this happen with or without the adapter connected?
Download the service manual - http://dell.to/1U2LukH - and remove and reseat the memory modules and test each module in each slot and check.
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If the system is under warranty, write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email). If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
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I tried the static discharge step (remove battery & power adapter, hold power for 20-30 sec, put back adapter and try power button wt fn key to enter diagnostics OR put battery & adapter and try poer button to see led etc - but no success).
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Cheers

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Unplug the system, remove or disconnect the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove and reinstall both memory modules and the hard drive.
Try powering up on AC only  - if it will but won't with the battery, the battery is bad.
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Heelp!
 

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Hi, my dell laptop won't boot. no beep codes, and I have 2 different LED POST codesWhen charger is plugged in the code is
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I can only get it to boot if I have the front-right corner propped up. If it isn't propped, it won't boot, and if I unprop it the screen goes blank and the system stops responding (but doesn't power off).

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Has anyone seen this? has anyone suggestions?
 

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A:my dell latitude e6420 screen goes blank when it has to boot

Hi notyme,
Welcome to the Community.
Unplug the adapter and the battery. Press and hold power button for 20 seconds. Plugin the adapter. Press and hold “Fn” key while turning on the system. Hold it down until the diagnostic starts. For more information click the link mentioned below:
http://dell.to/RO1v0p
Please refer to the link mentioned below for information on error codes:
http://dell.to/12IFoz8
Thanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell

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When's the last time you blew the dust out of the cooling vents?

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I connected the drive to my desktop and backed up all the data. Then I stripped the laptop down the system board (no obvious hardware problems detected), then tried to power up with memory and CPU only. Seems to work, tells me no HD found (as expected). I added the HD, and made it to windows startup screen, saw the desktop, then it hit a BSOD.

I tried another reboot, and went into the bios, turned on "thorough POST". On the next power cycle, no POST errors, but I hit F12 to go to Diagnostics. First time through, it hung in a memory test. Not sure that's the culprit, I rebooted and did it again. Made it through the memory test no problem, next step it loads a diagnostics GUI. Started running system board tests through the GUI, and it locked up again.

Next reboot and I'm staring at the blinking caps lock LED again, and can't get it to boot. This is with AC power, and only the keybaord, CPU, HD, and memory installed. Since then, I haven't been able to get it to boot successfully.

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Dear Friends, Can anybody please help me with this weird thing?
My laptop: Dell Latitude D600.
After power failure the computer failed to boot. It did beep signaling error, but can't recall the sequence. What I saw is that any time I try to turn on, the boot starts, however the screen is black, but faint picture of the booting sequence can be discerned. Then an orange led on the right led bus turned on, and the computer shuts down itself.
I suspected that the inverter blew out, and purchased compatible one second hand. However, it is important to say that the computer boots and works just as always if external monitor is hooked behind. The monitor can be turned off, and the laptop will still go up without problem. However, if the external monitor cable or power cable are unplugged, the same kind of failure to boot ensues. Also, if the external monitor is hooked and the laptop had been booted, even after any time, once I unplug the monitor cable or its power cable, the orange led turns on, the computer turns off.
When I received the second hand inverter I installed it, although it isn?t identical to the original one. After installation the monitor came back to life, with light and picture, but either during boot, or short after that, the orange led turns on and the computer shuts down. I tried to change BIOS settings, and several times I could make my computer to boot for long period of times, but during boot is always show, for short time, the orange led. Also, new... Read more

A:Dell Latitude D600 won't boot unless external monitor hooked

Sounds like the motherboard has been damaged in a subtle way and it will have to be replaced. You have two problems. Usually when an external monitor only works normally it indicates the the LCD panel or inverter is bad. You have had some success changing the inverter, but the laptop shouldn't shut down on its own
 

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Someone I work with has a Dell Latitude D620 and the screen blanks while booting in normal mode when in the dock. Laptop boots normally when not docked.

When I try and boot (in normal mode) when docked, I see the black "XP Pro" screen loading (but don't see where I can press F2 to get into setup or F12 for boot menu) and then the screen goes blank.

I thought it may be a screen resolution issue and I backed off the resolution from 1440X900 to 1280X800 but still no luck. Refresh rate is 60hz I do get video when I boot into Safe mode, but not normal mode. Any ideas here?
 

A:Solved: Dell Latitude D620 - screen blanks upon boot in dock

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Hi:

Dell Latitude 6500 laptop running OEM Win7/32 SP1, fully patched and previously stable.
Rig will be 4 years old in a few months, so I suppose it could be impending hardware failure?

FWIW, drivers are UTD according to Dell site, but there is a BIOS update available (I hadn't updated it, as the rig had been very stable).
BSOD with stop code 0x0000007F.
Was able to reboot into Windows without incident immediately thereafter.

There was a recent patch to my security suite (KIS2013) within the past few days.
However, the rig had been rebooted several times since then without incident and the system was stable.
And I installed MS KB2840149 on 4/24 without incident, having uninstalled KB2823324 shortly after the Patch Tuesday debacle (even though I had NO problem with 2823324).
No other recent software or hardware changes.
KACE & encryption software have been installed for quite some time, and have caused no known issues.

SF Diagnostic Tool log & zipped mini-dump are attached (I think).

Please advise.

Much appreciated!

NOTE: This is NOT the system listed in my profile's "system specs". I have 3 different Win7 rigs. The one for which I am reporting this BSOD is the laptop.

A:BSOD on boot - stop code 0X0000007F Dell Latitude Laptop

Hello MoxieMomma.

The BSOD is caused by Kaspersky Antivirus, which made Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN driver blocked.

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 7F, {0, 0, 0, 0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs32.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NETwNs32.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NETwNs32.sys
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\klim6.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for klim6.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for klim6.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for kltdi.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for kltdi.sys
Probably caused by : NETwNs32.sys ( NETwNs32+741a0 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Description of drivers here:
What is kltdi.sys from Kaspersky Lab? (id:10375435)
What is kltdi.sys from Kaspersky Lab? (id:10375435)
What is netwns32.sys ? | System Explorer

And the WiFi driver is backdated.

Code:
95635000 95cbf... Read more

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hello i have both these laptops well i have bought a e6420 for my girlfriend as the other one she has is crap.well i have read that these e6420 get warm and well i found out they come with one pipe heatsink well i heard u can upgrade the heatsink to a 2 pipe one.(DUAL HEATPIPE heatsink DELL P/N - TYP01) i was wondering what else do i need to do this as when i get this laptop its second hand i7 pro in it 2.8ghz im going to clean it out and put new paste on it put i hear people are on about this copper shim to put on it.can this be done and well can i upgrade my dell latitude e6430 i5 pro 2.6ghz heatsink with the double heatsink as i know that one only comes with one pipe.love you guys info if you guys can help me would be class thanks

i got this info here GPU Temperature 103C on Latitude E6420 - General Hardware - Laptop - Dell Community

A:Dell latitude e6430 and dell latitude e6420

Joseph mate best leave as is after all it was made to function as it came. Now for the compound and copper shim personally I would not bother with the copper shim I can see no good reason for it the dual pipe again if it was made to work with one pipe then leave alone.

It is better if you renew the compound using a decent cleaner and compound and I can recommend these for that job

Arctic Silver Incorporated - ArctiClean for thorough cleaning and preparation and Arctic Silver Incorporated - Arctic Silver 5 for the compound.

Now it depends on who you listen to but I always use these products and after the old compound is thoroughly cleaned off and the surfaces prepped I spread the compound very thinly and across the both entire surface of the CPU and the heatsink with my finger inside a vinyl or latex glove and then place a rice grain sized piece of compound on the CPU and replace the heatsink. If you touch the surfaces after clean and prep then redo it.

While you are in there do make sure the fan and the radiator are really spotless and I sometimes relube the fan bearings to make sure the fan is running at full tilt when needed.

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Hello every one ...
basically my dell latitude d600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd am not sure why....
I am trying to install fresh windows in there, I donít think there is any probe with dos setup everything is fine but to be honest am not 100% sure, so would you guys be able to help....cheers every one.
 

A:Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!!

Did you check the bios and check that the CD/DVD Rom is enabled as a boot device and is searched before the HDD?
 

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Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!! Hello every one ...
basically my dell latitude d600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd am not sure why....
I am trying to install fresh windows in there, I donít think there is any probe with dos setup everything is fine but to be honest am not 100% sure, so would you guys be able to help....cheers every one.
 

A:Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!!

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Hi,
Greetings!
I would like to ask for your assistance because I'm already out of ideas how to resolve this issue. Right after I powered up the laptop, it will get past the DELL logo screen, then it will be completely just black screen. I wouldn't even hear any activity from the CPU fan, HDD and pressing the Caps Lock doesn't lit up the LED. The LED indicators on the side are only displaying the power indicator, but none for HDD, Battery and Wireless.
Here are the steps that I have done so far:
1) Removed the HDD and Battery, then press & hold the power button for at least 45-60 seconds to disperse the internal voltage. Then attach the Battery, but not the HDD.
2) Press and hold Fn and then the Power button, hoping to boot me up to the ePSA Diagnostic Utility
3) Press F2 or F12 while booting up
4) Re-seat the memory and also clean with a dry tissue
These are the procedures that I have done but nothing has changed. It still displays blank screen right after the DELL logo.
I do hope that you could assist me on this. Thank you so much!

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Hey guys.
Pretty much what the title says - Dell's new, recently-released ControlVault driver (version A19) does not successfully install on a Dell Latitude E6330.  I followed the driver installation order from the "Dell Business Client Re-Image 'How-To' Guide" and installed the Dell ControlVault driver last.  It did not work.
Attached is a screenshot of what I got, and the Windows Installer log.

20160315_Security_Driver_WDRHG_WN64_3.3.14.68_A19.txt

A:Dell ControlVault A19 installation fails on Dell Latitude E6330 with a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Nothing?

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I installed Windows 7 64-bit on my Latitude E6400. I cannot seem to find any way to install Dell Control Point. I got the Driver Pack to install. I found one download of Security Manager that worked, but I would like the Power Manager one.

I've looked on this forum a few times and any links I click on just redirect me to the Drivers and Downloads page. I get errors saying that my service pack is not supported.....I'm on Windows 7 Service Pack 1. I also got some 32-bit errors, but that's my fault for downloading the 32-bit version.

Does anybody have a link to the full Dell Control Point package (Power Manager, Connection Manager, Security Manager) that will work on 64-bit Windows 7?

Thanks
-Ryan

A:(Dell Latitude E6400) Dell Control Point on Windows 7 64-bit

parrotrpg1
Here is a good article on reimaging the Latitude E6400
downloads.dell.com/.../Latitude%20E-Family%20%20Mobile%20Precision%20Re-Image%20How-To%20Guide%20-%20A03%20Rev%203%200.pdf
The Win 7  Control Point System Manager files are a bit tricky to find, but they can be downloaded from the following link.
www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats
This should help if you have installed the correct drivers in the correct order.
TB

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Hey all. 
I've got a Dell Latitude E6320 where the driver installer for the Dell Wireless 1530 wireless card fails.  I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, the computer boots in UEFI mode, and I've installed all of the drivers according to the Latitude E-Family Re-Image Guide.
I've got a log, as well, it says this:
[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Dell Update Package Execution Start[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Original command line: E6320-NIC_DRVR_WIN_A01_R294111.EXE  /s[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUPFramework version: 3.0.80.1[09/13/16 16:24:47]    User Command: unattended[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUP Capabilities Value: 6291455 (0x5FFFFF)[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUP Vendor Software Version: A01[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System OS Version: 6.1.1.0[09/13/16 16:24:47]    OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System OS Language: EN[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Language Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Identified Behavior : unattended[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Temporary payload log file name: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\dell\drivers\E6320-NIC_DRVR_WIN_A01_R294111\DUP9B64.tmp[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Translated Command Line : setup.exe /s /v" LOGFILE=&q... Read more

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for the basics and schoolwork
and which is newer 

A:which is better dell latitude e5440 or dell latiude e6430

The E6430 has a metal case and is more robust, but uses an older CPU and chipset.
The E5440 is a plainer chassis with a newer generation CPU and chipset.
The E6440 is the concurrent update to the E5440.
There are too many possible configurations to definitively say which is better -- it depends on the CPU, GPU, etc. in the specific model (or that you choose when you order one, but since the E6430 isn't a current model,  you may be looking at used systems).

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I own a Dell Latitude E6430.   I am looking for a Dell Companion 12000mAh or 18000mAh type of device to power and charge my Dell Lattitude E6430 when I am traveling (no outlet available).   When I view the compatibility list for both the Dell Companion 12000mAh and the 18000mAh I don't see the Dell Latitude E6430 in either list.  I went and purchased the 12000mAh and I am attempting to use this to charge and power my Dell Latitude E6430.  It powers my Dell Laptop for about a minute and then quits.   Is there a solution for this problem?   And/or is there another Dell Companion type device that I can purchase that is listed as 100% compatible with the Dell Latitude E6430?   I would like to either get this solution working or purchase the product that is listed as 100% compatible.  

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Hey there ive got a friends latitude XT here just put 7 on it and its working perfect apart from the tablet buttons.(the ones that rotate the screen and things) they dont seem to be working and im not sure what drivers to get for it or what, its fully up to date now and still nothing.
please help me xD

A:Dell Latitude XT

HERE is the Dell Lattitude XT drivers. They have Win 7 64 bit and 32 bit drivers. Select the OS bit you have.

Keep in mind the correct and required install sequence for a Dell (and many others) is (1) Install Windows (2) Install Dell Laptop System Software (3) Install motherboard chipset drivers (4) Install device drivers including video, sound, ethernet, etc.

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Hi everyone,

This is a long shot ... I've got a machine from about 1998 here and am hoping someone might be able to remember something about them. It's small, black and very chunky - the Dell Latitude XPi CD ( 166mhz! ). I needed something with windows 98 so I 'upgraded' the drive from 2 gb. to a Samsung HM100JC ( 100 gb. ) Basically I've got some games that don't work with compatibility in XP at all ...

All fine and dandy with swapping the hard drive, but the underneath of the machine gets universally hot as hell! I don't seem to be able to detect a fan, much less any cooling vents. Would I be right in thinking that it was fine with the 2 gb, and it needed neither a fan or cooling vents, but that my latter day 100 gb. drive runs that much hotter? I actually love this laptop, but want to 'waste' neither it or the drive, so any suggestions much welcome!

I've tried the Dell site but the documentation I found wasn't hugely informative about the specific problems I'm having ( though to their credit, all of the setup files were there for download ).

Many thanks,

Tony
 

A:Old Dell Latitude XPi - very hot

If your new hard drive is higher RPM than the old drive, then that would explain the heat. Your old drive was probably 4500 RPM, and the new one 5400 or 7200. If that is true, there's not much you can do about it short of buying a new drive.
 

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Dear Sir,
i've dell latitude X1 laptop. Its become unfortunately BIOS protected.
Tag # DSPHH28X-595B

Plz help me in this issue, how i can break this password.

I tried my best to break this but could not.

can any expert help me regarding this matter.

Thanx1
 

A:Dell Latitude X1

Any Latitude ending in 595B has been handled by Dell. Contact them for a solution.
Also, search the files on this forum for Dell Password, and Password commentary. There is a lot of useful information.
I have not seen any X1 password fixed... except by Dell.
 

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Hi, I have just brought a Dell Latitude CPx back from the dead and it is working wonderfully apart from the fact that the Function (FN) keys don't 'function'.
Any ideas please?
 

A:Dell Latitude CPx

Humm... old.

When you say you brought it back from the dead, how so? Did you have a Dell recovery disk, or did you install an OS from a box into it? Was the keyboard okay before hand, or was it part of the reason for it being DOA originally?

The CPx series were one of those 'semi'-Dell machines, since the same notebook could be purchased in a number of liveries, including HP and Gateway (your machine looks exactly like my Solo 1400). If you loaded an operating system into it that wasn't from a recovery disk, then you probably need to download the drivers from the Dell website into it. Otherwise, the keyboad may be out of sorts, and may need replacing.

If you can find the service tag number (on Dell laptops, they tend to be on a thin white label and are only 6 to 8 digits long), you can punch it in here (http://support.dell.com/support/top...y_systems_info/details?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~tab=2) to find out what was on this beastie originally, and what can be downloaded to it.

A-N
 

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Hey whats up
I have a dell latitude cpx laptop, and I broke the two keys letter "Y" and "6" also the metal bracket that connects the key plate to the actual laptop. Anyone know where I can get this. the problem started by the keys not working when pushed down. Any ideas on why that happened as well.
 

A:Dell latitude cpx

sc-strapped said:

Hey whats up
I have a dell latitude cpx laptop, and I broke the two keys letter "Y" and "6" also the metal bracket that connects the key plate to the actual laptop. Anyone know where I can get this. the problem started by the keys not working when pushed down. Any ideas on why that happened as well.Click to expand...

Thats a normal problem for those keyboards. You could probably have gotten those keys working again by reseating the cable from the motherboard to the keyboard. Now it sounds like you need a new keyboard. You can probably get one from Dell or possibly find a used one from ebay. Replacements can also be found online like this.

http://www.laptopsforless.com/dellkeyboards.htm
 

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hi there, thanks alot for reading this, this is my problem,

the pc = Dell latitude D610
Windows XP home
intel centrino

the problem =
when i boot it takes me to the page i have an uption to either enter in a safe mode or just the last pace windows wokred properly...this started as a result of when i was syhuting down the system and i had to remove the battery since the system hang after which i used the spare battery i had but still no start up when it start the windows logo it then goes back again to start up of notification that seems the system was shut down or windows encountered an error or the reset button was pressed etc...i then enter F12 to diagonise the system and the followoing information was passed

i run the dell diagnostics from the system setup and get this.

error detected on "start DST short test"
error code: 1000-0146
Msg: 0: IDE status failed, stats byte: 64 control code = 1 Msg: No additional Sense Infoormation.

also, at the end of the diagnostic it says
Test result = fail
error code = 1000-0141
Msg: No drive detected.

it further request i run dell drivers and utilities CD which i misplaced a long time...now getting such a Cd is now a problem...i need any assistance i can get as my office job for over a year is all in the system and i dont know how to go about it

ok, thanks for any help/addvice you can give me.

jimmyosas
 

A:Dell 610 latitude

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every time it trys to run windows xp a fatal systems error c000021a

screen say the windows logon process system process terminated unexpectedly
with a status of 0xc0000006 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
the system has ben shut down

i tied safe mode and tried to reinstall but driver wont pull up system repair disk

A:dell latitude help

post the mini dumps

C:\Windows\Minidump\Minidump.dmp

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about an hour ago my computer screen just froze and these vertical dotted lines appeared all over the screen. Now I can only start the computer in safe mode and i need an easy fix. ive already tried a system restore but the blue lines appears on my desktop again.
 

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Ok, so here's the problem.

I have a Dell Latitude CPx J65OGT BIOS Revision A08.
I also have the Windows XP Pro Reinstallation CD with Service Pack 2.

The original problem was upon bootup the computer gave a STOP error:
***STOP:0x000000A5 (0x00000002, 0x81BD9810, 0xE104B780, 0x81BB0AD8)

I tried booting from the Reinstallation CD and this is what happens:

At Windows Setup it gives me -artition [Unknown] 9856MB(9585MB Free)

It gives me the following options, and I have provided the information on what happens when I try each of them:

Create Partition, C - Nothing Happens

Enter, Run Setup - An error has occured while Setup was updating partition information on: 9586 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR] Setup cannot continue. (Then the computer restarts)

Delete Partition, D - The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor or visit http://www.hardware-update.com for an updated BIOS. If you are unable to obtain an updated BIOS of the latest BIOS supplied by your vendor is not ACPI compliant, you can turn off ACPI mode during text mode setup. To do this, simply press the F7 key when you are prompted to install storage drivers. The system will not notify you that the F7 key was pressed - it will silently disable ACPI and allow you to continue your installation.

Recovery Console does not work either.

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A:I really need help with my Dell Latitude...

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Hi,I am new here and need help.
I have a laptop(dell latitude cpi) my kid entered a password and now I can't access windows.
Every time I turn it on a message comes on saying:This computer system#xxxxx is protected by a password authentication system you can not access the data without the correct password Please type in the primary or administrator password.
My problem is that my kid does not remember what password he used.
Does any body Knows how to remove the password since I can not access the bios either?
thanks.
 

A:dell latitude cpi

sorry we cant help u with passwords as we dont know the intent involved.i hope u understand.
 

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I stumbled across your site and noticed a thread where you helped out a non-techie like me and I thought I would register and give it a shot. My daughter asked me to fix her Dell Latitude cpi which she uses for her college work. That was the easy bit it was a dodgy on/off button. Then she asked me to get it connected to the internet through her cable modem. I thought that would be easy too but I have spent hours on the internet trying to find what sort of adapter is needed because there is no direct socket connection to fit the modem. I would be eternally grateful for any help you can offer and it would make me look good in my daughter's eyes.
 

A:dell latitude cpi

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Hi all, I was thinking about purchasing a Dell Latitude d420 for $170 is this a good laptop for its price, It has 1GB RAM and comes with charge and all . It looks fresh I didn't see any scratches or anything tomorrow before I buy it I am going to take a look at it again and turn it on. The local pawn shop by my school is selling it.

I need a laptop that is good on the go and just like this witch is lightweight and small to carry. How is it? What are your reviews about it are the latitude series good for a high school student? I might play some games on it like WoW. If I do purchase it I am going to install Windows XP Crystal and optimize it the best I could..

I would of had my HP Pavillion dv9000 but turns out I bought a new LCD and whole screen for it and got it installed now the Graphics card web on it , If I wanted to replace it I would need to change the whole mother board HP said sucks for me...
 

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Hello, A friend just gave a Dell Latitude cpi because he shut it down with the reboot to start up in dos mode. He didnt know how to change it back so he gave it to me. When its turned on, the screen says Invalid system disk replace the disk and pres sany key. I have xp to put on but no key code for this computer. It has windows 98 on it. I dont have that disk, is that the only way? I would just like to get it back to the previous setting that worked, not in set up either as far as I see, so I can use it for games or what ever.

Thanks
Chris
 

A:Solved: Dell Latitude cpi

I'm pretty sure that if you don't have the original disk, you are pretty much going to have to start from scratch.
 

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Ive got one of the above, but its Vid card is substandard*. Its an ATI rage mobility 4 (count 'em)mb jobbie.

Is there anyway on this earth that I can improve the graphics capabilities of this machine???

CS in software mode sucks.

* Edited by moderator
 

A:Dell latitude L400

Originally posted by Wilier
ATI rage mobility 4 mb
Is there anyway I can improve the graphics capabilities
Click to expand...

Nope! Besides, ATI RAGE Mobility?, is not a true 4Mb. The video memory is not on the die itself, but it is part of the packaging. The way these integrated units are set up, your using ram resources.
http://www.ati.com/na/pages/showcase/mobility/#1

Similar Topic Here --> http://www.3dspotlight.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=242
 

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My laptop connected perfectly months ago to my home wireless network. Then my son borrowed it to game on and changed settings to connect to his pc as a monitor or something. When he gave it back, i can click and see my home wireless listed, however, when I click connect it will not connect. The only way I can connect is by connecting an ethernet. I am disabled so sitting on the floor is getting hard. Can anyone help me get back to wireless again?
Yes, the wireless switch is slid on, on the side.
Yes, i have rebooted.
I have tried to restore to a previous point, however it only shows 2 recent dates....
Thanks for your help in advance.
 

A:Dell Latitude D630

First you need to contact that son of yours and give him a bit of your mind after he tells you what he changed.
He should come back and undo those changes.

Can you see the network name being listed in the wireless drop down?
Or any network in the drop down listing?
 

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Help.....
Got a second hand Dell 2120, been working fine but now will not open in windows7,
anyone know what's going wrong?

Rob.
 

A:Dell latitude 2120

Sorry should have said it's a latitude 2120, new to all this...
Rob
 

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hi

im a new member so im a little lost at the moment. i have a dell latitude 510 that wont start up. it has started once for me but then shut down again The lights come on 3 near the screen 2 down the side on the top and the network plug flashes i have replaced the memory,removed the battery and removed the dvd still no good any ideas

borg
 

A:Solved: dell latitude

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I'm looking into buying an affordable small travel notebook/laptop. My budget is fairly low, only consisting of a few hundred Dollars.
I have found this specification list from a local used store:
www.secondhand.nz/.../
I haven't found any new condition sellers so far. Also, a few questions I had were:
- Is this notebook capable of running Windows 10?
- As I'm a designer, can this notebook run Photoshop cloud edition?
- Is shipping notebooks overseas possible and safe?
it is really hard for me to determine what's wise or not. Because I'm inexperienced in the hardware field.

A:DELL Latitude E6400

DANIELCUBAN,
This is a nice reliable computer. Unfortunately, there are no Windows 10 drivers available for download. That does not mean it may not run it. It is that Dell did not verify this computer to run Windows 10 and did not create any drivers. 
Looking at the system requirements to run Photoshop Cloud software; the computer meets the requirements.  
As far as shipping notebooks overseas it should be fine as long as it is packaged well toh avoid being damaged. 
Dell has some reasonable priced laptops that may meet your budget located on our Dell Outlet website below., Even with Windows 10. 
Dell Ooutlet
Also, check our sales site in the section labeled "Deals" at the link below. Plus, they come with warranties.,  **Do an internet search for discount coupons on Dell Computers** 
Dell Deals

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I got a user that was working with a Dell Latitude D630 running Vista. I know dell and vista is their first problem. The user powered down the laptop and then went to turn it back on and nothing. The laptop acts like its going to power up and i get a black screen and i see the mouse pointer and i can move it but thats all. I booted to safe mode and same thing. Im new to vista so im stuck. Please help.
 

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I got a dell Latitude D400 http://computerzenabled.com/oscart/images/Delld400.jpg from a friend but the OS need to be reloaded. Also it has no Docking station nor Drives to Load OS on there. if I go all out and buy a usb cd/dvd drive do you think it will recognize it as a drive on the computer? Help PLease
 

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Hello
I have just put a new Hard drive in my old laptop and am trying to load the Windows XP disk. The error message I receive in Dos is no valid CD ROM drivers found.
I am using a Latitude CD ROM but do not know how to get the driver on the HD. Any help?

I do have a floppy drive but no floppies for booting.

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This morning attempted to start laptop and nothing. The screen is black. The battery is warm. No beeps, nothing. The caps light does not work. Any suggestions?

A:Dell Latitude D810

Pull the battery and plug in the power adapter. See if it starts up.

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My Dell Latitude D620 latop has had problems with the touchpad/blue nobby (not sure what they call that). The click buttons don't work either. I used to be able to just restart my laptop, but the problem seems to continue.

I had this problem at one point, and I reformatted with success. But it just started again.

The only settings I have changed were the settings for power (turning off monitor/hdd etc). I have tried installing fresh drivers from dell, old drivers, enabling/disabling the touchpad in the BIOS, and I've given up and now just using a USB wireless mouse.

When I put in the little Dell Resource CD, it doesn't even say that I have the hardware. Also, when I navigate to the Device Manager, there isn't a 'Mice and other pointing devices' tree. Finally, when I startup the laptop, go to Control Panel>Mouse>Hardware, it shows all the information as blank.

Any ideas? I would appreciate it.
 

A:Dell Latitude D620

Look for HID (Human Interface Device) And it may be listed under Synaptics Touch Pad or something like that.
 

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I have no audio through the laptop but when I hook up earphones its fine. I have installed, updated, rolled back, deleted, and reinstalled drivers any idea's ?

A:Dell Latitude D520

If your headphones are working, it's more than likely the speakers and not a driver

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Can any 1 help me i want master bios password of dell latitude c400 ...service tag #BZNZM11-595B .....plzz give me master password
 

A:dell latitude c400

Give dell a call.
 

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I have a Dell Latitude D520 Laptop and am having problems with the display... I am running Windows XP SP3. When I switch the Laptop on all starts fine and all the Icons appear as they should. However, after approx 5 mins the Display goes off and no matter what I do I can't get it to come back on. After Restart the same thing happens. I don't think this is a Software Issue as it all starts as it should and the problem persists after I've tried re installing Windows onto it. When the screen Dims it is still possible to see everything very dimly in the background.

Any help would be greatly appreciated????

A:Dell Latitude D520 HELP!!!!

Is the power adapter attached when this happens? Laptops by default dim after 5 minutes of inactivity when the power adapter is not attached to save power but it should come back on by either pressing the power button once, or tapping the Enter key. Is the battery being recharged when the power adapter is attached? You can try this without the battery in, and just using the Power Adapter to test if the battery is the problem.
You can adjust the power settings by right clicking a blank space on the desktop/Properties/Screen Save/Power. You can change the time and what the power button does. (ex) pressing power button once to wake from sleep etc.

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i ha ve an dell latitude d620 but i can recover the bios password
the service tag is GLFYQ2J
any one help me plz
 

A:dell latitude d620

take a look at this thread and see if it helps
 

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Hi all,

I have been given one of the above notebooks, problem is, it is an old machine used by my friend in his office, it has Windows NT loaded on it, so I formatted another laptop HDD with Windows XP and change the one in there.

The problem is, on boot up it searches for Windows NT, not found and it returns to the POST state. How can I stop it searching for Windows NT and constantly rebooting?

Thanks
Geoff
 

A:Dell Latitude C600

Geoff,,

What type of system did you build the other laptop drive on. Is the processor type the same? Also have have you checked your BIOS ssettings to determine if NT is defined there as the OS to look for?

I would do this:

Boot the current hard drive from an XP CD (full install mode) and load XP from scratch on the system you have the drive in. I have found that an XP load for an AMD for example will not boot a system that has a Pentium or Celeron. Also make sure the hardware you have, has XP drivers for all the necessary pieces.

Happy to provide more information if you need.

Tracy
 

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I have a Dell Latitude D620 that won't bootup. When I press the power button the keyboard status light come on but the uppercase and scrollock blink for a while then shut off. It never tries to boot. Can anyone tell me if they have seen this problem? Is my laptop fixable or worth fixing? Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Dell Latitude D620

This looks like power supply failure. Try it without the battery in case this has a short - it should run without it.
It is fixable but needs a skilled workshop technician.
 

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I've just started having problems of my Dell powering off whenever I hold the bottol right hand by the battery. The sceen goes off, but the loghts remain on, but cannot get the screen to come back on, unless I switch off power on the computer switch by holding it in for a couple of seconds. Please help
 

A:Dell Latitude D620

Did you check Power Options in Control Panel to verify that pressing the power button actually shuts the computer off and doesn't put it in Stand By or Hibernation?
 

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I have a Dell latitude D610

My problem is that I want to use a second monitor and my laptop screen at the same time, but I want them to be in different resolutions.

Is this possible?
 

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Hello I am currently trying to hook up my dell latitude cpx to my tv to use it as my monitor. It has an S-Video out port, and my tv has RCA ports only, so i purchased a cable which is s-video to an rca connector for my video in. Well when I boot up my laptop, when i get to the welcome screen in xp, it starts to display on my tv, but then about 5 to 10 seconds after that it flickers and the picture goes away.Ive tried everything in the display settings and also enabled everything in my BOIS, with no luck, could anyone help me??

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Dell Latitude cpx, to tv problems

Same. I have a DELL Latitude CPxH running Windows XP and I wanted to use composite video via the S-Video port. It would display on the TV for about 20 seconds at the Welcome screen then go blank.

My solution was to switch off hardware acceleration in the Display Properties / Advanced Settings button / Troubleshooting tab. Move the slider all the way to the left. Reboot as instructed.

PS. The F8 key has no effect. Only one monitor appears in the display properties.
 

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please help me !!! i have dell latitude E6420 Cpu working well !! but Gpu nvs 4200 is very hot. when i test in furmark temperature is 105 c .. i change 1.5 mm thermal pad but nothing change . i install E6420A08 bios but nothing change.. please help me someone

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hello there not sure if this is windows related.well i have installed speedfan software and this laptop i have is at 55-60 running and the fan is quiet kind of i was wondering is there any way of speeding up my fan at lower temperatures.i cant figger out this speedfan settings and im afraid of frying my laptop.here is what i think is my fan maybe DELL $3E8 on ISA then it shows temperature 1 offset not sure what i should put that to.

A:DELL LATITUDE E6430 I5 pro

Many (most) Dell's do not have user fan speed control. Its what it is. Laptops, in general, tend to run warm as they sacrifice extra cooling for reduction in fan noise.

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I have an old Dell notebook, that do not have a cd-rom. I am thinking if I can change the BIOS, so that I can boot from an external cd-rom? I have the floppy drive, but do not have the cd-rom drive. If I can not, I must buy the cd-rom.

THANKS!!!
 

A:An old Dell Latitude C610

I would be surprised if a unit of that age allowed booting from a USB connected device?
 

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HELLO , can somebody help me to have password to my laptop
DELL LATITUDE D600
Bios password , i have try many things but not succed
 

A:Dell Latitude D600

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look HERE

Hope it helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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OK my brother has xp pro on his dell latitude d620 and it runs like crap I have a disc of xp pro from the store but its not the one that came with it can I just use majical jelly bean finder to get the product key and just install windows and worry about drivers after I have windows installed or do I need to put drivers on a cd now and can I use a flash drive
 

A:dell latitude d620

No. Only a version from Dell will work with his product key. And the one found by Jelly Bean is the wrong one - it is used on all Dell machines of that model and won't reinstall from the Dell disk. You need to use the number on the sticker on the machine. If his recovery partition is still there, restore using that.
 

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Hola. Please need help...Ihave a Dell Latitude D505 it was working just fine, sudenly nex day I try to get into the Internet and a window open::{{ Cannot find server-Microsofth Internet Explorer}} the wireless/ Local network Connection is {{ Excellent }} but what Idont undestand is ... that said: Acquiring address,limited/ on the wirelees Nework Status shows SEND 1,474---RECEIVED 0
Please help
 

A:Dell Latitude D505

Welcome to TSG forums.
Try clicking on use the Win key + R. type in command (or cmd) then type in "ipconfig /all" without the ". also not a space between the g&/. Next type in ipconfig /flushdns. see if this helps.
You might also clean your temporary ie files:
Open IE click on tools>internet options. Under the general tab open browsing history, view files. When that open click on edtit>select all, (this highlights the list) then click on file>delete.
Let us know how it goes...
GOOD LUCK
Vicks
 

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I have a dell latitude d400 with an Intel Pentium M Processor 1.40 GHz. Im wondering if i could upgrade that to an Intel Core Duo, please help. Thanks. I have xp running on this.

A:Dell Latitude d400

Hi jkswimmer and welcome to Vista Forums

Sorry, but I don't recommend this. With a desktop system, then possibly. However, with laptops things are much more complicated. Power consumption and heat dissipation are the greatest concern and they are optimised for the current processor in the system. A replacement processor, if it is not identical, might have different power and thermal characteristics, in which case the system would fail to keep it within its normal working range. In addition to that, simply accessing the processor on a laptop is much more complicated than simply removing the side panel as you would on a desktop. You literally have to strip the laptop right down, being carefull not to lose the various small screws or damage the wiring and its connectors. And then, of course, you will need to repeat the procedure in reverse to reassemble it.
Personally, I would leave your laptop as it is, with one exception. To improve its performance, make sure that you have installed the maximum amount of memory that it supports (see manual for details).

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Hi all,
ok I pulled a real boner and it has me going nuts. I bought a used Dell D630, the unit had/has a bios boot password. Well the price was good has an extended battery etc, clean machine etc. I thought what the hell I should be able to work around that! LOL wrong
anyways while trying different key strokes while booting I found a combo that did something. As the unit is booting I held the CTRL key down and mashed the 'D" key (not the delete key "D" as in Delta) a zilllion times, well the password screen came up with normal text except a now it showed a few garbage characters, ok it is doing something. I repeated the boot and mash three more times and finally came up with total googly gawk. Cool maybe I got somewhere, did a reboot with no mashing.....oop's NO video, unit lights up, drives come on back light comes on NO nothing no text no boot no post screen nothing!

Removed cmos battery, took out battery unplugged power held down the power button for minutes...walla nothing. It appears I bricked the unit? it wouldn't even boot up with a live cd. So now have I just flushed 150.00 down the toilet? from key combos? I even tried the external monitor that didn't work.....any ideas? Thanx all
 

A:Dell latitude D630

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Hi all I have a Dell Latitude E6320 here, it has a real dim screen.

I have tried using the hot keys to increase the brightness of the screene ( even though it looks like the back light has gone, I checked anyways)

I have replaced the screen... .still the same.

I have even replaced the cable from the mobo to the screen and the results are still the same.

I have also done a diagnostic on the graphics card etc, all seems well.

I am not sure on what else to think unless the screen bought was also dodgy.
The screen was replaced due to the original being cracked.

Im not sure what else to think, does anyone have any good ideas on what could be the issue here :S

Thanx in advance.
 

A:Dell Latitude E6320

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i just reinstalled xp on my moms laptop i dowmloaded all the drivers from dell but the network controller is still missing driver i have read a similar post on this site about a latitude c610 with same issue i hope someone can help me soon because it is not allowing me to access wifi only lan HELP PLEASE

A:dell latitude d800 Help please

try this http://support.dell.com/support/down...&fileid=175637

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Hello,

I am new here and will jump right into this. I do have this posed on the Dell Forums but theye are a little slow to suggestions. I have had a terrible time with this Laptop and am desperate for help with a solution.

I bought a Latitude Cpi from a co-worker. This Latitude worked fine for about 2 weeks and then will not work correctly. This has been a problem now for 1 and a half months.

Specs of the laptop:

Latitude Cpi D266XT

PII

64 Megs Ram

Bios A12

Intially when I got this Laptop it had Win2K. The co-woprker had this loaded for the past year and it worked fine with no problems. During the first two weeks I had this laptop I had no modem so I borrowed a Microcom 28.8 modem. Before this my co-worker never had a modem in this laptop. After he bought his new laptop he gave me the Xircom Cardbus 10/100 and 56K modem. When I installed this modem is when I started to see some problems. At this time the BIOS was at A04.

Win2k would load but would not take all the way. It would lock up about halfway through trying to load. I then would shut down hard and restart and it would not load at all. It would run through the BIOS but would not load Win2K. I decided to wipe the hardrive and did a F Disk. I reloaded Win 2K with about the same results although it did fully load one time.

I next tried Win 98. I did this after I formated the harddrive again. Win 98 loaded a couple times and then did the same thing. First it would lock but then I would just get a cursur in the u... Read more

A:Dell Latitude Cpi Won't Work

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Greetings:

I just installed a new HD in Dell laptop and loaded it with a new Windows XP Pro and downloaded the System Pack 3 and all other XP Pro important downloads.

First the sounds didn't work, but a I downloaded a driver and I got sound. Now, the only challenge is to get the picture on the monitor when I play a DVD. I hear a sound, but there's NO PICTURE!

I beleive there's no Graphics card. Where/how do I download this car? And what kind of Graphics card?

Thanks,

Max
 

A:Dell Latitude D610

MaxGlide said:


Greetings:

I just installed a new HD in Dell laptop and loaded it with a new Windows XP Pro and downloaded the System Pack 3 and all other XP Pro important downloads.

First the sounds didn't work, but a I downloaded a driver and I got sound. Now, the only challenge is to get the picture on the monitor when I play a DVD. I hear a sound, but there's NO PICTURE!

I beleive there's no Graphics card. Where/how do I download this car? And what kind of Graphics card?

Thanks,

MaxClick to expand...

You may need to download newer drivers for your graphics card that is in your laptop. It sounds like right now your computer is using the default drivers from the Windows XP Disk which may not be good enough for your video to show up from a DVD. Did you try the Dell website for the video drivers?

Or you may need to download a DVD Playback Codec. They are normally not free, but there is a player out there that they come free in which is called VLC.
 

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A friend of mine gave me a Dell Latitude C640 to check out. It looks like a decent clean laptop and it sounds that it's going to boot up but after it gets to the Dell and Windows XP screens, it immediately goes to the "Windows did not start successfully" screen and gives me the option of starting windows normally, going to safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, or last known good configuration.

Unfortunately, no matter what I choose, it always comes back to that "Windows did not start successfully" screen. I thought maybe the OS was corrupted, so I tried repairing it or even just reinstalling the OS from CD but nothing works. I'm not sure if it's a hardware problem or an OS problem.

Any one have any idea on what the problem is?

Thanks,
Rich S.
Gettysburg, PA
 

A:Dell Latitude C640

I would download and make a ubcd and start by running a memory test on the machine then check some of the other systems you should find the problem download at http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/
 

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Step-by-step instructions on how to re-format c drive on a Dell Latitude (old) with only 64 meg ram and clear current partitions (there are 4- two large, and two w/only 4 meg ram on them) to free-up enough space to do a clean install of XPPRO from "c prompt". Thanks in advance!
 

A:Reformat Dell Latitude

tfagund,

Welcome to TSG but you need to create your own thread. to do that you should click on the red triangle in this instance and ask a moderator for help.

then before you do anything with your computer you need to get a lot more RAM

you probably need to provide a bit more info on your computer to determine if this is a good idea to upgrade if this laptop is really old.
 

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Dell Latitude 5270P/N SNS5270001
It come with 1TB 5400RPM  of HDDCan i add M.2 SSD to work with HDD
SSD: use as system osHDD: use as data storageThank you

A:Dell Latitude 5270 HDD & SSD

Yes, you can.  That said, M.2 drives are offered in both SATA and PCI Express (aka NVMe) versions.  Be sure you get a SATA drive - NOT a PCI Express drive.

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