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Need help with my Vista dell e6400

Q: Need help with my Vista dell e6400

Hello I have a Vista Dell E6400 and I just moved to California. The Ethernet at my house in GA worked fine and then when I tried to connect it to A LAN Ethernet in Florida it says that there is limited or no connectivity. Please help me please.

A: Need help with my Vista dell e6400

Hello Moneymo2013, could you please elaborate some more I would like some more detail? What do you mean when you try to connect to your Ethernet at your house? Do you mean when you try to connect to your router or your cable/DSL mode via the network interface card (NIC)?

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Help! After leaping into the world of 64bit computing, I am experiencing daily, frequent, random BSOD's and I am at a complete loss. Hoping someone on this forum can offer some advise.

Here are my system specs: brand new (2 months) Dell Latitude E6400 w/ Vista Business x64, SP1; w/8G RAM; CPU t9400 2.53 ghz; nvidia graphics card. Also dell port replicator, external lcd monitor, and dell bluetooth keyboard and mouse.

I have been experiencing a variety of BSODs, and it would seem mostly due to sleep or hibernate events, but this could be my imagination. My system is setup to save the BSOD id's and can supply ID's and mini dumps on request.

BSOD's id's fe, 1e, d1, 9f appear to be the most frequent. Also have occational "appcrash" naming STacSV64.exe (idt audio) but also for other applications such as IE.

Another annoyance is with BT mouse and/or keyboard, which looses connection at what appears to be at random times.

Here is what I have tried (aside from reading all the posts on any forum I can find)

Have installed all available drivers from dell's website.
Upgraded bios from A09 to A11.
Disabled the powersaving mode so LT does not hibernate or go to sleep - just simple screen saver followed by poweroff on monitor.
Ran the memtest tool, memory appears to have a clean bill of health.

Currently, I have removed the laptop from the docking station and am running standalone (just power and bt mouse) to see what happens.

Any additional suggestions would... Read more

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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?


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

Here is a good article on reimaging the Latitude E6400
The Win 7  Control Point System Manager files are a bit tricky to find, but they can be downloaded from the following link.
This should help if you have installed the correct drivers in the correct order.

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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:
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

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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Did an update in from Windows 7 64 bit where it worked fine. Updated to Win10 and noticed that the touchpad driver doesnt work and the brightness wont work properly. I have tried everything to fix them and nothing! Dell doesnt officially support Win10 on this laptop. It's pretty frustrating! Thanks!

A:Can't get Windows 10 to work on Dell E6400

Officially, Dell only supports EXX30 series and newer. But a lot of times, W7 drivers do work in W10.
I would go to Dell's website and pull the touchpad driver for W7 and see if it works.

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I'm planning on getting a new dell latitude E6400 for college next year and in the customizable options for RAM one can choose 4.0GB DDR3-1333MHzSDRAM, 2 DIMMS or 4.0GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMMS for the same price. I assumed the RAM with 1333MHz would be faster, but the Dell support tech support people (who did not really seem to know what they were talking about) kept saying they couldn't find any information about the latitude E6400 having a 4.0GB DDR3-1333MHz RAM. So, which RAM do you guys think I should choose?

P.S. Should I go for 64 bit OS or 32 bit? And what exactly would be the difference?

Thanks so much!

A:RAM dilemma with Dell Latitude E6400

Without know the CPU, best guess is it doesn't matter.

Looking here:
the laptop has a P8700 CPU, which according to Intel has a 1066 BUS (
Most likely the board they are using only supports this bus, so buying the higher will just downclock to the 1066.

I'd go for the x64 OS.

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I do not like using the Dell Touchpad as the heat from my hand (or so I think) causes the cursor to jump around. I tried to disable the touchpad through the file at c:\Program Files\DellTpad\DellTPad.exe but it only works when I clear all the checks, close the program, re-open, check what I want, then apply. Once I restart, the touch pad is enabled again. I read though the old posts - I could not find any help. BTW - there is no icon for this in the tray although the box is checked in the program. I have to go to the program .exe file every time. Thanks....

A:Solved: Dell E6400 Touchpad

OK. I should have read all the other posts first. I downloaded an updated driver and now my problem is solved.

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This is the only laptop I could get with a modem for dialup, Windows 7 installed ok, registered ok. It came with disk. It is refurbished but looks like it was never used.
I am used to XP so I have a lot of questions, entered Internet connections but it only connects and does not go anywhere.
Do I need Java? Comodo says, it cannot be installed, Malwarebytes cannot update. Firefox installed ok without any add-ons.
Can I install WOT on W7 ?
Can I install Malware Search?
Can I install NoSquint? Dr.Web?

I have to get to the point where I can go onto the web to get Superantyspyware and update Malwarebytes (had it from a USB, older version).
I managed to fix my old laptop here to be able to ask questions but I need the newer one, this 10+ year old gets too hot fast.
Any help is very much appreciated.
Please do not send me to youtube, a 2 minutes clip takes 2 hours to get through the phone.

A:Solved: Need a lot of help with new Dell Latitude E6400

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The switch on the right above the headphones has a radio tower on the left end of the slider. When the slider is pushed to the right, there is red/orange visible. So to connect to a router, do I slide the "wireless switch" to the right or to the left? Sorry, but I cannot tell which is "on."

Also the next button to the right of that wireless switch is called the Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator. To a non-geek, can you tell me what that is for?

A:wireless switch on Dell E6400

Hi ejlgcpa take a look at this


How to Enable Wi-Fi on the Dell Latitude E6400 |

From the manual

DellTM Wi-Fi CatcherTM Network Locator
The wireless switch on your Dell computer uses the Dell Wi-Fi CatcherTM Network Locator to scan specifically for WiFi wireless local area networks (LAN) in your
NOTE: For more information about the wireless switch, see wireless switch.
To scan for WiFi wireless LAN, slide and hold the switch in the "momentary" position for a few seconds. The Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator functions regardless of whether your computer is turned on or off, in hibernate mode, or in standby mode, as long as the switch is configured through QuickSet or the BIOS (system setup program) to control WiFi network connections.
Because the Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator is disabled and not configured for use when your computer is shipped to you, you must first use Dell QuickSet to enable and configure the switch to control WiFi network connections.
For more information on the Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator and to enable the feature through QuickSet, see the Dell QuickSet Help. To access the Help file, right-click the icon in the taskbar.

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I have tried without success to resolve a BSOD problem on my DELL laptop that started around October 20th ? see attached JPG. It can happen after the computer has been on for 6 or 7 hours or within a few minutes of use (from cold)

The computer was purchased in October 2008 but not used till February this year.

The most recent hardware addition was the Dell Wireless 5530 HSPA 3G modem. This was in June but has taken a few weeks to get working.

I have attached a short report and full HTML reports from HWiNFO

I have run Memtest86+ over night with the original 2x 2GB RAM sticks but no problems were reported. Even so I just installed 2x 2GB Kingston (value range) sticks. Again Memtest did not report any problems.

I experience the BSOD with either my usual or my backup HD ( created using Acronis). Sadly my backup was generated after the first BSOD. There seems to be no difference which drive I use.

I have a ?C? partition as NFS for all progs, and ?D, E and F? partitions as FAT32 with my data.

I have been checking previous posts and so am also attaching a TSF_XP_Support zip. I have several full memory dumps but even zipped are over 500Mb which would be difficult to attach.

The minisumps pointed to a problem with the Acronis drivers so I removed this programme and deleted the driver in question but the problem persisted. My feeling is the problem is associated with Eudora 7 or the HSPA modem but I have no evidence.

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A:BSOD win XP on DELL E6400 Laptop

Update, previous memory was 2x 1GB not 2x 2GB

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I am using Dell Latitude E6400 from previous 3 Years, Yesterday I get problem there. I am not able to on it. Power Button is not working, if we connect the adopter then light of adopter turn off suddenly. I also have tried to on it by direct at adopter with removing of battery but result is same...Can you help me??

A:Dell Latitude E6400 Power is not turning on

Remove the battery and the AC adapter. Hold the power button down for 30 seconds. Connect the AC adapter only and see if the laptop powers up. If it does, re-install the battery. if it again won't start, the battery will need to be replaced

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Symptoms - BSOD after long idle periods.

Details -
System - Dell Latitude E6400
O/S - Windows 7 Enterprise x64
O/S Source - Volume Edition, clean install
O/S install age - approx. 1.5 yrs
System age - same as O/S age

Sorry, I was unable to include the perfmon file as perfmon just kept running and running and never finished for some reason!
Any help is appreciated!

A:BSOD at idle on Dell Latititude E6400

Hi, racerx; welcome to the forum. Sorry you are having trouble. Unfortunately, you zipped the tool and uploaded it instead of uploading the files. Please run the tool and upload the resulting files:

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My Latitude E6400 Laptop Have Some Charging Problem
1.When I connect Charger to My Laptop Blue Light Blinks
2.When Battery Full 100% At That Time Blue Light Blinks

A:Dell Latitude E6400 Charging Problem

What is the problem exactly?

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Yes hello. I just created an account here because I require some help. I've been having high CPU Usage lately. Here are my system specs.
Dell Latitude E6400 With an Intel Core 2 DUO and it has 2.66GHz processor, with 4GB of Ram, a 250GB HD, it has Intel Family on board Graphics, My programs installed are: iTunes, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Java, Power ISO, WinRAR, Team Viewer, Google Chrome, cCleaner, Avast, Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus, & my HP Deskjet 3511 Printer Software. But I could only have just 1 IE window open watching a movie on Netflix and I notice that the words coming from a person in the movie do not match up with what I'm hearing. Like what I'm hearing is before what their lips are saying. And it's not my internet connection because I've tried watching the same movie on another laptop and I don't have that problem. And when opening my eBay page, it's very slow to load, same as Gmail too. And did I mention the very high CPU Usage during all of this? With only 1 application open which is IE, the CPU Usage can go anywhere from 50% to 100% in just a few minutes and on occasions even a few seconds! I've tried many different things. From stopping and disabling unneeded services in services.msc to setting the affinity in certain processes to using only 1 core and not 2 cores, to running both Avast and Microsoft Security Essentials with no virus found on both. I even ran it in safe mode still high CPU Usage! Even ran a boot scan with... Read more

A:High CPU Usage on a Dell Latitude E6400

Click your Start orb, then in the search bar, type msconfig, then press enter. open up the startup tab and deselect anything that should not be starting at boot if you are unsure about some, just ask

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Hi Everyone, I have problem with my Dell Latitude E6400.. I use Windows 8 and 7 But the problem remain same.. My lapi got hanged after some time.. Specially when I watch video on any media player or watch online video.. Anybody help me plz.. I install NVIDIA graphic driver too.. But the problem remain same with my system..

A:Dell Latitude E6400 graphic problem

Hi SaAni Awan,

Please click on the link below to troubleshoot the issue you are facing with your Dell Latitude E6400. You may have to update the BIOS on your computer in order to resolve the issue.

Latitude E6400 Intermittent Slow Performance, Lock Ups, and Overheating:

Click on this Youtube link for a video on how to update your Dell PC's BIOS in 99 Seconds:

Follow instructions mentioned below prior to the BIOS update.

Ensure that the AC Adapter is connected to the computer prior to the BIOS update.
Disconnect any third party peripherals connected to the computer before performing BIOS update.
Remove any cd/dvd from the optical drive prior to the BIOS update.
Do not turn off the computer during the BIOS update.
Do not restart the computer during the BIOS update.
Ensure battery charge is more than 10% during BIOS update.

Note: Plug your computer to a good, working wall jack before you update the BIOS. If you experience a loss of AC power or a significant voltage sag/spike during the BIOS flash, you may have to replace the BIOS chip or motherboard.

Additionally, you can also check the link below to troubleshoot system performance issues.

Troubleshooting System Performance Issues on my Dell Laptop:

Please let us know if you have further queries.

Thanks and regards.

Babita G

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Hi Everyone

i Have Dell Laptop model Dell Latitude E6400
i have a problem with my Wifi. I tried it already with OS Win Xp, Win7 Windows8
the Wifi still not working. the driver is installed correctly i can see the wireless button in the right side and some wireless found available. when i click the SSID and put the security code. after a couple of seconds nothing happens and it says Can't connect to the network. Now im using cable so i can used an internet. actually in windows 8 the driver was automatically provided with the OS but still can't connect error. but still i saw all wifi online. i tried to disable the wireless security from my router but still the error will come. after i double click the SSID in says can't connect to the network.

Hope any 1 experienced the problem and can share here how he/she fixed.

i need your help.


A:Dell e6400 core i5 Wireless malfunction

Quote: Originally Posted by lordjoban

Hi Everyone

i Have Dell Laptop model Dell Latitude E6400
i have a problem with my Wifi. I tried it already with OS Win Xp, Win7 Windows8
the Wifi still not working. the driver is installed correctly i can see the wireless button in the right side and some wireless found available. when i click the SSID and put the security code. after a couple of seconds nothing happens and it says Can't connect to the network. Now im using cable so i can used an internet. actually in windows 8 the driver was automatically provided with the OS but still can't connect error. but still i saw all wifi online. i tried to disable the wireless security from my router but still the error will come. after i double click the SSID in says can't connect to the network.

Hope any 1 experienced the problem and can share here how he/she fixed.

i need your help.


Hi Joban,

Welcome to Seven forums.

Kindly check the system under safe mode networking:

Safe Mode

Let us know if it works correctly there. Also, let me know the model number of wireless card installed on the system.

Check this article for further troubleshooting:

Note: Steps are for Vista but it would be similar for Windows 7 as well.

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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Attached is the ZIP file requested, but I was unable to create a "perfmon /report" file. I receive an error of "Error: An error occured while attempting to generate the report. The system cannot find the path specified." when attempting to generate the report. I tried to manually create this report based on some information I found instructing me to create a report using a User Defined Data Set inside of the Performance Monitor tool, but I'm unable to create a User Defined Data Set (for some unknown reason......I do not have an active "next" or "finish" button within the 'Create new data collector set' wizard). If there is an alternate way to create this report, please advise and I'll do so.

More background on my error:
I have a Dell Latitude E6400 with Windows 7 64 bit. I received the BSOD this morning with a "System_Service_Exception" error, and an indication that the error is tied to the NWIFI.SYS file.

The BSOD happens when my machine is booting up, and it bombs just as I typically would see the "CTRL-ALT-DEL to login" type of message. My machine seems to work fine in Safe Mode With Networking, and switching off the wireless card using the physical/manual switch on the side of the laptop prior to bootingdoes not affect the issue at all.

I have updated my Dell Wireless 1397 1510 Driver to the latest version available from the Dell website to no avail.

I made no changes to my machine in terms of har... Read more

A:Win 7 64 bit BSOD - nwifi.sys - Dell Latitude E6400

Disregard my post. I have resolved the issue.

It was tied to the version of Symmantec Endpoint Protection at my company. I upgraded (uninstalled old and did a clean install of the new version) my version of SEP and fixed the problem.

More context around my activities in troubleshooting the issue on my Dell Latitude E6400 Windows 7 64 bit machine:

I first thought it was a hardware or driver issue tied to the wireless driver, and tried the following two things:
1) Updated my wireless driver to the latest available from Dell (I was at least one release behind)
2) Swapped my hard drive into a different E6400.
Both failed, and the issue remained.

I tried to use the ?repair? function in the Windows ?F8? boot screen of available diagnostic options. Fail.

I tried to restore my machine to an earlier restore point several different times with the two available restore points. Fail.

Around this point I went home for the day (after a final attempt to do a system restore). When I got home (and assumed my machine was still useless) I fired up my machine in ?normal? mode (I had been using ?Safe Mode With Networking? during my troubleshooting), and everything worked. Puzzling. I assumed my last ?system restore? attempt had been successful in resolving the issue. I used my laptop last night without issue.

I got into work this morning, docked my machine, logged on, launched a couple of apps, then?.BSOD! DAMMIT!

I then figured that the issue was tied to something tha... Read more

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I just got a Dell Latitude E6400 with Windows XP Professional but the drivers will not install and I don't know where to find them or which ones I need. My service tag is: 6J3FVL1. If anyone can point me in the right directions that woul help tremendously.

A:Help with drivers for Dell Latitude E6400 with Windows XP Pro

I've renamed your thread to help those viewing the forum to provide better feedback.

Head to or (depending on your region) and go to support, then enter your service tag, then select the drivers required listed for Windows XP.

Generally speaking you will want chipset, Wireless, LAN, sound, and video, as well as additional drivers for Dell keyboard shortcuts and such.

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Just received today new Dell Lattitude E6400 laptop from ebay.Trying to to get this pc set up for my elderly mother.Windows 7 is installed on this.Can't seem to find any good info on this problem.The cd/dvd tray will not open.The tray seems to have 2 buttons on it.My laptop only has one.Is one button a lock ? I ask because sometimes by accident open the one on mine.Anybody got any clues about this laptop ?  Any help greatly appreciated.
Found a way to manually open the tray with a paperclip.But,this problem still exists.The tray won't open and it will not play a cd.

A:Dell Lattitude E6400 cd/dvd tray not opening

Right click on computer from the start menu and left click properties   on the left hand side click on device manager.. In the device manager under CD/.DVD Drives  click on the plus sign and right click on the name of the device that drops down and left click uninstall. reboot the computer and see if it fixes that..   If that does not work... reboot computer to the BIOS screen (might have to press the "DEL" Key to launch ) see if the drive is detected there if not its a drive issue 

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My Dell Latitude E6400 has windows 7 installed everything works fine but I cannot get my integrated camera to work. I've tried installing the drivers on the dell website with no luck. If I check under the device manager it says unknown device. I tried updating the driver from the device manager also but I get nothing. Can anyone help?

A:Integrated Camera Dell Latitude E6400 Not working

Flash your system with bios A27, as well as update your chipset. You didn't say if your OS was 32- or 64-bit.

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my computer is running slow when I am browsing the internet. I have checked the task manager and I see the following running and I am not sure if they are good. I checked on the bootspeed and some say it is good and some say that could be harmful.


If there is some thing that you need to help, please let me know what to do and I can do it and send the logs

thank you in advance for any help

A:windows 7 dell latitude e6400 running slow

What speeds are you paying for from your internet provider?

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Whenever i try to install the video driver for the dell latitude e6400 off their site, i get "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software." I have just reinstalled windows, this laptop is 4-5 years old and still works though. Ive come to you guys in a need of help.

A:Dell Latitude e6400 driver installation problem

Which video did it come with? It came with either Intel or Nvidia graphics, and Dell has a driver for each.

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I have a situation very much similar to the one described in this post below.

My machine is Dell E6400 in its lowest configuration and default video card, et cetera.

I got a Dell 2312HM monitor that's capable of 1080 and the highest I see available is 1600 x something with 1920x1080 not even shown. 1600x BTW looks awful. It runs by default the "recommended" 1366x768.

I deactivated the notebook screen, shut down the lid making the 2312HM the only screen to no avail.
I downloaded the driver for the 2312HM also to no avail. What else can I try?

I am running this via VGA port, could this be the problem, should I get the Display Port cable? There is no HDMI in the laptop computer, just DVI/VGA and DP. I was under the impression that VGA can display 1080.
I was also under the impression the stock video card can run 1080p.

Screen resolution will not display 1920x1080

Problem- I have Sony Vizio, display name of E320VP, 1920x1080. When I right click and go to screen resolution it will not let me go pass 1366X768. I have tried using amd vision and clicking on use EDI and it helps and shows 1920x1080. However under screen resolution when I right click on my desktop it still will not let me change and only shows 1366X768.

Also while running games, 1920x1080 is not an option for me to select under screen resolution.

How can I fix and or solve this problem. Thanks in advance.

A:Dell E6400 - Screen resolution will not display 1920x1080 via VGA

VGA should support 1920x1080. But you're better off using the DP.

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Hi all, as title says can I add it ?

Dell Latitude E6400 little Specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P9500 (2.53GHz)
256MB nVidia Quadro NVS 160M

If need Other Specs just say
I think it pre assembled by dell but i don't know exacly...
Thanks, For help.

A:Can I add Dedicated video memory to Dell Latitude E6400

Leftas welcome to the Seven Forums.

No you cannot. If you need more memory on a video card, the only way to achieve that is to buy a card with more on it.

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I have a Latitude E6400 that I recently clean installed WIN7 ultimate on. Everything was working great and continues to work great undocked. When in the docking station (), however I tend do have problems. I thought initially it was just related to the NIC card as it seemed to only start misbehaving under a lot of network activity and disabling the NIC and running only on wireless seemed to fix it, but in ALL cases I have to do a cold boot. Simply restarting it would not help and when I finally would get logged back in after a simple restart, the CPU was already pegged. Today, however it seems that even with the NIC disabled that it also exhibits the behavior although today I was using an external USB drive connected to the docking station. i have since removed that as well to see if I can stabilize. I've downloaded and installed every latest driver/bios/firmware I could find. Nothing has worked...

What occurs is over time, and sometimes that's not long, my CPU quickly pegs at 100% and stays. There are no particular processes pegging it either. I can end process on many in my list with no change. Over the last week I've only been in the office a couple of days using the docking station and on each occasion I have problems at least 2 - 3 times within the day. The rest of the week I've been undocked and had no problems and I run this thing all day long.

I have no messages in any logs that I've found indicating any type of problem. Just extreme frustration. ... Read more

A:Dell Latitude E6400 Windows 7 docking problems?

Did you ever find a resolution to this problem? If you did, I hope it wasn't "rolling back to XP" since that is not really an option I would like to explore either. I noticed this problem for me started about 3 weeks ago and it only happens when I am docked as well. I have tried other docking stations, but that didn't resolve my problem either. Just wondering if you have been able to find a "fix".


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I recently imaged my Dell E6400 laptop with Win7Pro and the status indicated that it needed troubleshooting. I ran the troubleshooter and when it eventually completed there were 2 problems that could not be fixed:
- Base System Device does not have a driver
- Broadcom USH does not have a driver

I've googled these but nothing comes up that's specific to these devices. Anyone know what they are and where I can find the appropriate drivers?

Thanks in advance

A:Missing device drivers on Dell Latitude E6400

Have you tried rebooting? If you are missing drivers, Windows Update will try to install them.

You can also try this program to automatically find drivers for your hardware. Driver Easy - Free Driver Detect & Download Software

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I am facing issues on my Dell Latitude E6400 laptop. Everyday it crashes with blue screen 4-5 times a day. Common symptoms are, when I move from wired network to wireless (wireless does not work and system hangs and eventually crashes), or when it is in a sleep mode. Sometimes, without switching to wireless also hangs and crashes. The blue screen says something like DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE and code 9f etc. I updated the Ethernet and wireless drivers too, but it didn't help.

It has Windows 7
- x64
- OEM version of windows 7 Ultimate is installed from Dell
- Age of system (hardware) is ~2 years. I got it now from my office IT.
I am attaching the zip file containing perfmon html report and files from Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2.

Will appreciate if you can help, what is going on and what needs to be uninstalled or upgraded.


A:BSOD on Dell Latitude E6400 4 times day Error code 9f

Hi and welcome to SF
Please in this order,
Remove Mcafee from your system (for testing purposes,because Mcafee is a bsod source).
Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials with windows firewall enable.
Update software\driver for Citrix Deterministic Network Enhancer Miniport or Cisco Systems VPN Client.
Cisco Systems, Inc
The driver in your system is old from 2005 is no way to be compatible with Windows 7.
Update software\driver for Ricoh Memory Card Reader.
Home | Ricoh Global
Update software\driver for Conexant SoftK56 Modem.
Conexant: Support

Finish with the above steps and post back with results\news.

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I am attempting a new installation of Skype 4.1 on a Dell Latitude E6400 with XP Pro. All goes well until the very end of the installation. At that point I get a message box with Shortcut Setup - Fatal Error During Installation

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Hi ...
Type of Dell Latitude E6400 computer has Bluetooth, but does not function

A:Where can I find Bluetooth to a computer program(dell latitude e6400)

First of all check if your Bluetooth is turned on.If the Bluetooth tray icon has a red mark then click on icon and turn bluetooth adapter on.Can you transfer files to/fro from your laptop to any other Bluetooth device e.g cellphone.
The most common solution to Bluetooth problems are the re-installation of Bluetooth drivers.

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I recently purchased a used Dell Latitude E6400 laptop from a local computer shop. The computer is running windows 7 professional. I would like to create a system backup disk before I do anything on it. I want to be able to used this disk to re-image the laptop back to the original windows 7 system in case there is ever a need.

I do not have a product key for windows 7. i am not sure if this is an issue or not.

one of the people that work at the store told me about a product ACRONIS and that i could use the trial version to create the backup.

there is also the system backup program that comes with windows 7.

i am not sure what other information that you need for this request. if there is something that I missed, pleas let me know and I will try to gt if I can

A:Solved: creating a system backup disk for a dell e6400

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I've had a Dell Latitude D630 for over 6 years. I bought a used Dell Latitude E6400 off eBay, but when I put the hard drive from my D630 in it, it would not boot into Windows. It would run until the colored balls started to rotate it would flash a quick blue screen of death and pop into the Window startup repair. The startup repair ran for a while but said it could be repaired, I thought it was fix, but it reboot and did the same thing again. Why. I'd like to use my old hard drive if possible. I had the startup repair pop up every once in a while on the D630, but it never was able to fix it and I didn't try a restore. Any help would be appreciated.

Dell E6400 Specs:Intel Centrino 2 Duo 2.5Ghz
4GB ram

A:Windows Will Not Start After Moving Hard Drive from Dell D630 to E6400

It would help to list the specs of the two units for comparison.

Usually this is a driver problem. Try entering into Safe Mode via F8 as Windows begins to boot. If it works, disable any driver that doesn't pertain to the new machine. Especially critical is the video driver.

You can also try the VGA option at F8.

If not, access the bios of the two machines, and make sure the new machine is set to the same SATA setting - ACHI or IDE - as the original machine.

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 Hi there, trying to connect using bluetooth on my dell e6400 but it isn't working. Bluetooth indicator led is on and when i scan for devices with Bluetooth, search results on windows 7 don't show any device. Although in my mobile phone Bluetooth search shows "dell 370 Bluetooth minicard" and when i tap to connect it says "unable to pair. incorrect pin or password". I have tried connecting to other Bluetooth devices but same results. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:DELL Latitude E6400 bluetooth not showing any device in search results on windows 7

Under Settings->Connected Devices have you tried the "Add a device"? option to see if it shows there?  I had a similar issue with a Bluetooth mouse that wouldn't pair.  I had to delete it from the Bluetooth device list and then add it with the Add a Device option.

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I have a Dell Latitude E6400 on which the LED Screen Display / Video shows steady vertical lines in the right half of the display (partial display on the left side is good, see picture). I have already tested the external VGA port - it displays correctly on an external LCD monitor. The vertical lines are constant and of the same brightness, regardless of the position of the laptop lid. Could this be a problem with the inverter or the LCD display ribbon cable? Or something else? Thanks in advance for any feedback.

P. S. Please note that the golden glow on the top left side of the screen is just a reflection of an ambient light.

A:Dell Latitude E6400 LCD / LED Video Screen Has Partial Display Vertical Lines

It's not the inverter (assuming the display has one);  that simply controls the backlight.  It may or may not be the cable - likely it is not.  It looks like a damaged display panel.

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I am lookin for suggestions on this error in device manager. Dell does not seem to have a fix for this.

A:PCI serial port driver error on Dell E6400 Laptop with Win7 entprz64

Hi there .... Have you tried to perform a windows update? It could be to do with the version of Windows you are using!

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The short version of my question is exactly what the topic says-- Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

But, here's the wordier version giving context, if anyone's interested.

About 10 months ago, I guess, I got a Dell Vostro that came with Windows Vista Home Basic. However, I had no interest in Vista (because I already had a Windows machine) and the very first thing I did was install Ubuntu on it. I still have the Vista reinstall disk, though, which, to my memory, hasn't been used.

Now I'm planning on getting a barebones system and upgrading what I see fit. For the time being, I'm going to use the Windows 7 RC, but I'd like to get the uber-great upgrade deal that they're having to pre-order either the Business or Home Premium version upgrade. So, to do that, I'd need an XP installation or a Vista installation. Is there any reason, legal or software-related, that I wouldn't be able to install Vista using that disk that came with the Vostro?

I heard somewhere that sometimes if you try, it'll say something like "This is not a Dell computer, you evil, evil person" and refuse to install, so I wanted to make sure before I pre-ordered the upgrade. I don't want to get the upgrade and have nothing to upgrade, of course.

A:Solved: Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

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I have an latitude e6400 upon start up the beeps are solid, then at sign in screen the ctrl alt del message flickers over the sign in screen in help would be appreciated

A:latitude e6400

Based on what little information you've provided my only suggestion is to check for a stuck key on you keyboard.

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Can people with this cpu please tell my what temperatures your getting using this

I get 49 on core 1 and 50 on core 2, and thats idleing! from what ive read its too hot?

Edit:In my bios its only around 39-42 lol

A:E6400 temperature

That's roughly what I get too on my E6400. When I was using AI Gear, it was even higher (over 50C) because the stupid thing was slowing down the CPU fan. The Intel spec sheet says that the highest temperature for E6400 is 61.4C, but even then it's not going to fry because it will just shut itself down. As long as it stays below 60, I think it's OK.

Update: After reading your post, I decided to see what would happen if I played around with my case fans. Originally I had only 1 case fan blowing the air out, but then I added a second fan blowing the air in. To my surprise, this dramatically lowered the temperature inside the case. Now the motherboard is reporting 27C (before it was 36~40C) and the CPU is at 41C (before it was 46~50C) when idle. You might also want to read this article from Intel:

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Alright so which one is better i plan on building a system with dual GeForce 6800xt 512mb and 2gigs of ddr2 800 or 667 havnt picked a motherboard yet big question is which core 2 the E6300 or E6400? Any help from people with them or know anything about them would be appreciated.

A:E6300 vs E6400

If you can afford to get the 6400, then I'd say get it, if not, then the 6300 is good too. If you will be overclocking and want to see what other people are getting for overclocks, here's an interesting link.

(If you're running sli on an intel nforce based board though don't expect high overclocks.)

Personally, I prefer one fast card to to mid range sli'ed cards, since not all games utilize sli, and it's a more complex/expensive setup to do a sli.

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can i oc core2duo e6400 @2.13ghz? how can i oc it and what is its maximum fsb that it will be stable.. thanks in advance...

A:Overclocking Core 2 Duo E6400


Depends on your board, cooling, voltages, individual cpu...

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Will Dell be adding support for Windows 10 to the e6400s Latitude series laptops?  As of right now Windows 10 is not listed as a compatible operating system for my computer so, I have no bluetooth capabilities.

A:Latitudes e6400 and Windows 10

The Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth card is a Broadcom card.
Install the Broadcom Bluetooth Update (Widcomm Windows Bluetooth Software):

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Hi My E6400 has only 2GB of RAM is not nearly enough for Win 10. My questions: Do both RAM slots have to be filled? Do both RAM Chips have to be the same value? Is there a RAM limit for this model, using 32bit Win 10? Thanks

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I work for a small business which has a lcd display out front. To sign communicates through the telephone line with its own phone number. In an attempt to replace a Windows XP computer with a Windows 10 computer, I was hoping I could use a Dell E6400 we had. It has an rj-11 port and thus I figured it would work but I can't figure out if it should work. And if it should, how I get windows to recognize it's there.
I installed the software for the sign on the computer but it doesn't recognize that there is a modem.

A:E6400 Modem Port

The system would not have shipped with a modem unless a special order had been placed -- you may have to remove the base cover to check and see whether there is in fact a modem installed.  It sounds like there isn't, in which case you'll need to purchase one.
You can see its location

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the place where i get my parts from has the e6400 processor on special, do you recon I should go for the e6400 instead of the e6300 which I had initially planned to purchase?

System specs are as follows
CASE/PSU = Antec sonata II with 450W smartpower PSU
CPU = Intel Core 2 Duo E6300/e6400 Conroe
MOBO = Intel DP965LT
Graphics Card = Gigabyte 7600GT silent pipe II
RAM = Legend 2 x 1gb 800mhz 240pin
HDD = Western Digital Caviar 250gb 7200rpm
DVD Burner = LG 16x dual layer
DVD reader/cd burner = LG Combo Drive
Floppy = Panasonic
Monitor = Samsung Syncmaster 753s (maybe I will upgrade to LCD soon)
Mouse = Microsoft Optical Scroll
Keyboard = Standard Microsoft Keyboard

If you reply, I would appreciate it if you could say why you said whatever you said. As always, any replies would be greatly appreciated.



A:$55 extra to go from e6300 to e6400?

That card is very big, takes up 2 slots so dont plan on SLI

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Hi guys,

Thanks to everyone who helped me in my previous post. After reviewing the comments I have decided to go with an Intel Core Duo 2 E6400 chip.

Since I'm really out of touch with computer parts these days, I was wondering if perhaps anybody had a recommended motherboard to go along with this chipset?

Basically I would like something "fairly" inexpensive and if possible something I would be happy with for a few years to say the least.

Thanks for any help...this website AND the community rocks!!

A:Recommended motherboard for E6400?

This is probably one of the best out there right now, especially when you consider the price:
Here are some others:

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I installed Windows 7 home premium and updated ll the drivers from Dell website. i Still have a Broadcom USH uninstalled on my device manager. Can someone please help me with this.

A:Broadcom USH on LAtitude E6400

Try to find it :
Drivers & Downloads=

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I had to re image my laptop and now I'm in the process of re-installing the drivers. Here is the list of drivers I am correctly going to install on my laptop: (I was advised to install in this order).

1. Dell Notebook System Software
2. Intel Mobile Chipset
3. IDT STAC 9205 Audio
4. Mobile Intel GMA x4500 Video Controller
5. NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M
6. RICOH R5C8xx Cardbus Controller
7. Intel Flash Cache Logic Chip
8. Dell Control Point
9. Intel 82567km GigaLAN Network Controller
10.Wireless Driver
11.MDC Driver
12.Dell Touch Pad Driver
14.SOL/LMS Driver
15. HECI Driver

I made it through 1-3 but the one I'm having problems with is #4. I keep getting an error saying: This computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements for installing the software.

A:Solved: Driver For E6400

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Alright, my computer is a custom built PC from newegg, I will try to give my basic configuration and a synopsis of my problems:

Gigabyte DS3 mo/bo
4x 1gb GSkill pc6400
EVGA 8800GTS 320mb vid card
Intel e6400 cpu/ Zalman 9700 heatskink

-Currently, when I turn my pc on everything (fans, lights) powers up, but there is no video signal.
-I tried using a different monitor, no luck. I tried plugging my laptop into my monitor, works fine.
-I tried removing every peripheral except ram, cpu, fan, and video card. No luck.
-I tried using only 1 stick of RAM (all 4 of them independently) and no luck.
-I tried bringing my pc to a friends house and tried my video card in his system, it works fine on his mo/bo. I tried his video card in my system, but still no signal (it worked when we put it back in his as well)
-I tried powering my friends pc up with my powersupply, worked fine.
-I tried pulling the CPU battery out and leaving it out over night, then putting it back in. No luck.

So now I'm trying to limit my options of what could possibly be going wrong. It seems like either the CPU or mo/bo is the problem from what I've found so far. Two other things that seem strange: The reset button does not work when powered up (it used to before I had this video problem), and the CPU fan takes about 4 seconds to kick in (it used to start up before anything else). I am really hoping I don't have to RMA my entire board, but any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated before... Read more

A:No video signal, DS3 E6400...

Any ideas out there?

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hi everybody ;),
my graphic card is a onboard "mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family" and as you can imagine i'm not so satisfied with it.
i'd like to buy a new graphic card to make games smoothier (or even google maps...).
unfort. i couldn't find any information about a matching one at dell homepage so i would be very HAPPY if you could help me.
i'm using:
win7 64bit
if you need any other information about my system please let me know.
i saw that some people have the "NVidia Quadro NVS160M" but also have problems with it?!
for which one should i look for?

A:latitude e6400 new graphic card?

The only way to upgrade the video is to replace the entire system board.  There is no video card in any of these systems - the chip is part of the mainboard, whether Intel or nVidia.
This will void any warranty you have on the system.  The part you'd need is this one

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Hello, I have this 4-year old laptop. I bought a Kingston 2GB DDR2 800mhz CL6 PC2-6400 module to install into the second slot (the first one has the stock 2GB RAM module). BIOS didn't recognize it, so I tried to plug the original RAM module from the first slot (A) into the second (B) and the laptop didn't even power on. Then I tried to install the Kingston into the first slot (A) and the laptop did power on and run OK. So it is clear that the second RAM slot is not working properly.
Does it mean that I need to replace the motherboard in order to fix it? Is there any other way this could be fixed (maybe the slot isn't bad, it just needs some setup, maybe cleaning, I don't know)?
Thanks in advance.

A:Second RAM slot not working (Latitude E6400)

If neither module works in that slot, it's a bad memory socket - the mainboard may be repairable but the soldering required will put the price near or over what a replacement board will cost.

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Hello. I just upgraded my (i prety much fixed up a new rig) gaming machine and have enjoyed it very much so far. I've been dealing with various issues (the latests of which happened to be a faulty graphics card) and now my newest issue seems to be with my processor.

Crysis crashes on me and after much thought I finally downloaded speedfan and checked out my CPU temp. I"m not exactly sure how to read the info but it says that core0 and core1 are idling at ~72C. In games it goes up to around 80C!! crysis regularly crashes and FPS frequently drop particullary during noised induced by object interation.

Stock the CPU runs at 2.13Ghz so OC'ing to 2.67 shouldn't be that bad should it? also i've got a third party heatsink and fan on it so it definately should be that high right?

If i'm right then what can i do to resolve this issue? does the thermal compound make that much difference? i clumsily installed the heatsink and fan so many the compound got unevenly spread? If need be... i'll get a new processor and use this on another mobo i've got laying around, but it doesn't seem right that my CPU is registerying those kinds of temperatures. Please help!

A:Core 2 Duo E6400 OC'ed to 2.67ghz idling at 73C??

72c is really high for idle. It would concern me. Your crashing is probably due to heat. First make sure you have good airflow (cable management helps here) Also the direction the fan is blowing through the cooler should be faced toward the rear of the case,with hopefully a case fan exhausting air. Make sure the fins are clean of debris, If everything looks OK, then I would suggest re seating my cooler with a VERY EVENLY APPLIED THIN LAYER of Artic silver 5 thermal grease. And yes the thermal compound makes a big difference. As well as carefully seating your heatsink. If you can tell the thermal compound got unevenly spread I would say you applied to much of it. Fabe

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Hi i recently built a new Core 2 duo system and ever since i first hit the power button on my case its runs slow and my friend has a core 2 duo E6400 and it runs nicely.And he only has 512mb of ram basilcly he built his on a super small budget and i buit mine on no budget (thx to my parents bank account) anyways plz post suggestions you have my system is a:

Mobo:Gigabyte Ga-956P-DQ6
Processor:Core 2 Duo E6400
Ram/Memory:OCZ 800mhz 1gb x2 512mb (running in dual channel)
OS:Microsoft Windows XP Proffesional (32bit)

A:HELP..My new C2duo E6400 is runnig slow

What make and wattage is your psu and how many amps does it have on the 12 volt rail??
(all the required information will be on the sticker on the side of it)

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Audio is only working through headphones not Laptop speakers

This seems to have happened after an update in the last couple of days
Any help much appreciated!

A:Latitude E6400 Audio problem

If you have the IDT audio driver installed for your model, you can test by switching between it and the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "IDT High Definition Audio Codec".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.[To get back to the IDT driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If the speakers do not work with either driver then it is not a driver issue but could be failed hardware.
If the speakers work with only one of the drivers, then the other driver is at fault.
If you need more help please say which operating system is on the laptop.

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Hi there peole I recently bought a new Mobo and an Intel E6400 Core 2 Duo CPU and I havnt noticed much of an improvement in speed. It runs way cooler and but doesnt seem much faster than what i had before (Intel P4 3.2). I was told this was becasue i have to reinstall windows so that it is optimized for dual core usage and also that getting windows professional instead of home would improve performance.

Could these things be the cause? I also bought 2 512mb of corsair 677mghz ram to go with it. any help would be appreciated.


A:New Intel E6400 CPU - Can't see much improvement in performance!

Are you using it for internet or games? It will be much faster in games, encoding, and everything.

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Hello everybody.

Thanks in advance for taking a look at my thread appreciate it. I bought a custom built motherboard from a reputable website back in October of 2006. Back then I used the program Core Temp to monitor my temps just for kicks in case I wanted to over clock. I ended up not doing so, but I have a log of my temps back then and I'd have an idle temp of anywhere form 42-45 C and under load it was at 54 C.

So current day, I ran it just for kicks because I'm thinking of purchasing a new direct x 10 card and possibly over clock my CPU. I pull up core temp and at idle it was floating around 54-55. Just started the comp and now it currently sits at 62-63C!!! I'm totally baffled. I went into bios, made sure the heatsink fan was running at 2100 rpms, and bios said I was at 71 C!

I understand there are so many variables, however, it's a cool 72 in my room, and the case temp only reads 85 which seems perfectly normal. I recall it being close to that temp when I had the 44 C idle. I'm going to check to see if all my fans are still running, but I honestly cannot imagine a case fan or two changing the core temp. I have an extremely well ventilated case, with 6 fans and a giant 120MM to boot.

Anyone have any ideas? Any basic steps I should follow? IM going to try and default my bios. Maybe someone can shoot me the stock voltage and mhz for my cpu? Core temp shows 2344 mhz (299 x 8.0) for my Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 (Allendale) Is there a preference ... Read more

A:abnormal idle temps on E6400 CPU


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I have a P5VD2-MX Mb with a E6400 and I flashed the Bios to v1003 the lastest from ASUS. However I am unable to find how to change the voltage and can only set the FSB to a max of 300.

I have searched google for a hacked/modded bios but have no luck atall.

Can I overclock this MB/CPU faster than 300 FSB ?

Can I change to Biso so I can alter the Voltage ?

Also I have DDR2 533 memory. In the bios it appears as 266 ?

If anyone can help I would be most grateful

Thanks in advance

A:E6400 on Asus P5VD2-MX / Cant overclock ?

Anyone can this be overclocked ?


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no idea why, but sound not working was just given computer and am trying to fix, says no audio output device is installed, try to troubleshoot and it tells me to restart, restart and nothing, please help.

A:Latitude E6400, sound is not work

Hello. The first step is usually to install a fresh copy of the IDT audio driver. If you need help finding it please reply back and indicate which operating system is on the laptop. The operating systems that Dell supports on the E6400 are Windows XP, Vista, and 7.

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Laptop with 2 DIMMs failing WCMch memory test.  Per another post on this topic, I have done the following:
Reseated both DIMMs.  Same error but system hung and wouldn't quit using the Esc key
Swapped both DIMMS.  Same error but system hung and wouldn't quit using the Esc key
Run one DIMM per the following config:
DIMM A in Slot 1: errored out same test within 1 second of starting. Same error but system hung and wouldn't quit using the Esc key
DIMM A in Slot 2:: no boot, no POST
DIMM B in Slot 1:  no boot, no POST
DIMM B in Slot 2: no boot, no POST
Replaced both DIMMs and system started.  Reran rest and got multiples of this same error.

Bad RAM or bad motherboard?

A:Latitude E6400 2000-0123 error

The odds of two modules being bad are very low - it's much more likely the mainboard that's faulty.

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Hi All,
I'm using a latitude E6400 and it has a SIM CARD slot but I seem not to be able to  located the drivers for it. I have tried all the drivers under the communications section at the driver download page but it still doesnt work. I simply cant get it to work.
Please Refer to the page!

Can someone please help me ?

A:LATITUDE E6400 Sim Card Related Problem

The SIM card doesn't need a driver.  It can't be used alone anyway - it's the WWAN card that needs the driver  -- along with your subscription (in the US) to AT&T cellular broadband.

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Hi, I have a Dell Latitude E6400 (BIOS A27) and Vertex 2 120Gb (Firmware 1.27)I've gone through the following process 2 times with 2 different drives:
Win7 x32 install, Win7 updates, couple of reboots all works fine. Then I installed programs copied data and PST files to the SSD. All works fine.BUT then after SHUTDOWN and then booting the system again, it returns to a point in the past! (all the programs and Data is gone!)In OCZ support forums, several users are reporting the same (
It looks a BIOS problem, any thoughts?

A:Latitude e6400 and SSD drive - BIOS incompatibility?

Same exact issue with my Latitude e6400, Someone at Dell please respond as a lots of people with sandforce based ssd's are encountering the same issue.

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I have a used Dell E6400 I bought 1 year ago.  When I pack it up to take it to the library….I get there, power to the log in screen and the display is really, really dim.  I can just barely see it.  On many occasions I closed the lid and immediately reopened it sure enough it’s back to full bright.   
Failure of the lid sensor? I set the ALS to off in BIOS and changed the windows power settings to “do nothing” when the lid is shut.  Also in the advanced settings (Power Options) I made sure the “Enable adaptive brightness” is off and the dimmed display brightness is 100%.  It still did it. 
As long as I closed and re-opened the lid it came back on.  But for the past two days the screen would not come back on doing this.  I happen to close, open the lid then pull the power cord to go on AC power and it came right on!
I saw on a post it might be the inverter.  But wouldn’t that just fail outright?  What would opening and closing the lid have to do with that?
Any other ideas what’s wrong?  I may just replace the inverter if I can find one reasonably priced.

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Hi, I'm having a problem with my Dell Latitude E6400. When I'm not using it for a while the screen goes black (like into a sleeping mode) like all computers and laptops do. But if it stays black for a little while, and when I go to get back on it and move the mouse around or press the keys the screen won't turn back on but the computer is running because the light on the keyboard are lit up and I can hear the fan running. The only way I can get the screen back on is if I shut it down by pressing the power button on my keyboard and turning it back on.

Can anyone please tell me what to do or what is wrong with it. That would be much appreciated. Thank you

Being thirteen doesn't mean I don't know what I'm talking about.​

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Can somebody please help? Keyboard back-light not working since the installation of windows 8.1. It was working totally fine on windows 7. Installed the Dell control point application but it didn't helped.
It flickers on its own sometime but that's all. 

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running a Windows Vista network. no problems with 3 wirless computers running Windows XP. and no problems printing remotely using the desktop running Vista. new Dell laptop is running Vista and trying to add a printer, it doesn't see any of the printers. At first it didn't show the wired desktop on the laptop under the network. On the wired desktop under network, It showed the laptop as a music sign and not a computer icon. We deleted the workgroup name and retyped it and changed it to a private computer. have disabled both firewalls. The laptop is running Trend Internet Securioty. It then found the wired desktop on the laptop. But it still doesn't see any of the printers that are connected to the wired desktop.Tried to find the printers by typing in \\192.168.100 under the run command. It said it couldn't recognize the wired DNS address 192.168.100. That is the ipconfig address from cmd and then ipconfig from the wired Dell laptop.

What do we need to do to have the laptop see the printers?

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We got a new Dell machine with the Vista preinstalled. Employee wanted Ubuntu (how do ya blame him?) so he resized partitions and installed Ubuntu, but now Vista won't boot.

What can we do to get Vista to be happy again?

This howto:
"DO NOT resize the Vista partition during the installation of the Linux distribution! Due to the change in NTFS versions, no Linux partitioning program, nor standard Windows partitioning programs, can properly alter the partition that Vista is installed to."
But we're too late for that...

A:Dell with Vista, resized NTFS partition for Ubuntu, now cannot boot Vista

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Hey all,

I am trying to play BF3 on my laptop (Dell Latitude E6400 that I got last year from my college) but my graphics card does not meet the minimum requirements for the game. I have been looking online and I found a pretty solid graphics card that will allow BF3 to run but the only issue is concerning whether or not the graphics card and my laptop are compatible. The graphics card is a Galaxy GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB PCI Express 2.0. I found it online at (I can't post the link because this is my first posting on the forum) for $161.99

I used software called Everest to get some info about my laptop. My current graphics card is a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M. The bus type is PCI Express 2x16 @1. CPU Type is Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, 2533 MHz (9.5 x 267).

Is there anything else that would be good to know to tell whether or not this graphics card will work? Thanks in advance for all the help.


A:Will a Galaxy GeForce GTX 550 Ti PCI Express graphics card work on a Latitude e6400?

If the laptop has a removable graphics card, you might be able to upgrade it. Don't confuse desktop graphics cards with laptop video graphics. The video devices are very different, and most laptops do not have video cards, they have integrated video chips on the motherboard...

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Just rebuilt a Latitude E6400 with Windows 7 64 bit.
Device manager is showing under Other Devices, a driver missing for the PCI Simple Communications Controller.
Can't figure out what driver this is referring to, has anyone got any ideas and can they point me to the appropriate driver ?


A:Latitude E6400 - PCI Simple Communications Controller - Missing driver in Device Manager

Since you are looking for a hardware driver for a Dell laptop, the most logical place to go is to the Dell website and download the drivers: 
You will find the drivers for the PCI Simple Communications Controller undert the Communications tab!
Dell also has forums for their hardware: which is the proper place to go for support of Dell hardware.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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I picked up a E6400 (x2 qty) from ebay and a product key from another site.  Used my 64 bit home premium disc  to install win 7.  Something went wrong and I changed hard drive to WD 250 install and got endless update problem

A:Fresh Install-Endless Windows Update problem latitude E6400 laptop

I have used Google and Bing to search about this problem.   I have tried numerous fixes including MS fix-it tool.  I have an error code which will be included in next post.  
Thanks in advance

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Loaded dell disc with vista and don't like it. How do I
get back to my vaio vista operating system? It's still in
the laptop memory as a file but I can't figure out how to load it, I had back up on my old windows, however the new installation don't find any restore points. can any one help me?

A:dell vista loaded on top of vaio vista

The Dell DVD probably overwrote your VAIO recovery partition. You can try to invoke it - usually with F10 key during boot-up. If not you will need replacement recovery DVDs from Sony. HP charges about USD $25.


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I've seen this problem on this forum but can't find anything that I haven't tried yet. Here’s my problem; I've spent the last 3 weeks talking with Dell to resolve the issue. They have taken remote access, replaced my mother board and Ethernet cable + I have made numerous changes with Dell guidance and nothing has worked. I have also talked to my service provider who replaced my router and still nothing.

I am now at the point where i still have the DNS look up issue and neither Dell or my service provider are accepting responsibility for the fault..........
My only work around is to unplug my Ethernet cable and plug back in. This seems to interrupt a signal and get me on line.
I would really appreciate your help.

A:Vista DNS Look Up Failure. Dell Inspiron Vista.

sounds like a firewall issue to me
first step

follow advice here and post the logs those programs make

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Hello Tech members
I'm getting a new Dell laptop computer, it'll have Vista home premium installed as standard when it arrives.

I've also got my existing 'full version' WinXP professional, which i'd also like to use on the new laptop also, so......

...whats the best and easiest way to have it dual boot, or, is there software out there which can create the nescessary patition, help to install my XPpro, and then set the computer up to dual boot all automatically. i have to do it the long-winded way.i.e split the hardrive (360gig) into two partitions ('C at 240gig and 'E' at 120gig),install XPpro on 'E', and set up a boot menu like in the days when i upgarded a Win 98 computer to Win2000pro.

Whats the easiest?, if anyone knows of a suitable software solution to do the job, it would really help.

kind regards

A:New Dell with Vista OS, i want XP on it also..?

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Hi, Simono here,

A friend has allowed me to take there PC home with me because they can not start-it anymore.
This is what I'm seeing. After hooking everything up, I turned it on. The machine powers-up, all fans running, and sits there. There is no sounds of cycling, or of any normal sounds you usually hear from a start-up. I've worked on this same computer about 6 months ago so I remember what it does.
I restarted is several times to try and catch the screen display for booting in safe mode but, there's not even a flicker on the screen... it remains solid black.
Sense the OS is Vista, I put in my recovery disk that came with my computer, hoping this would trigger a response. I tried restarting the pc several time with the disk in but the screen remains black... again, not even a flicker.

Is there a way to reset the system besides unplugging it, or something else I can try?



A:Dell, with Vista on-it


I am not very good at this sort of thing, you need to wait for somebody else, but I can add a few things.

Does it make any funny noises, in particular, anything that could pass for a deliberate bleep?

What is the full model of this PC, laptop or desktop?


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I have a Dell Vista machine that I am trying to reload the operating system on to. Currently the PC will not boot. I have the restore disks and want to restore Vista but the PC will not read the DVD drive. How can I get the PC to read the DVD drive?
Thanks for your help.

A:Dell Vista

Hi Tweak2 and Welcome to TSF,

Do you see the "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD..." message during startup or not?
If it's shown but not loaded properly, make sure the disc is fine by trying it in another machine.

If you don't see that message you need to access BIOS to change the Boot Priority, to set the machine to boot from CD/DVD first.

To do so, press "DEL" during startup until you get into BIOS. Look for "Boot priority" / "Boot order" settings, and set CD/DVD as 1st boot.

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I just installed a new HP computer with Vista. The computer doesn't seem to recognize the HP720 Ink Jet printer which is attached via a USB port. I downloaded the only driver I could find (xp), but when I try to install the printer, it takes forever. Then when it finally finishes, it can't find the printer. Any suggestions?

A:Vista and a Dell 720 Ink-Jet

I just checked and vista has native drivers for that printer. Are you sure your usb is working ok ie no yellow marks in device manager?

Next as I recall hp printers from that era use either LPT1 or usb. Have you tried connecting via a printer cable?

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I bought a Dell Desktop last summer (e6600, 2gb ram, 250gb hd) and i am have issues installing xp onto the hardrive. I know how to set the settings so it boots from disk that is not the problem. It goes to the blue screen and loads the necessary files and then says, "Loading Windows" and then a new screen pops up saying my computer has shut down to prevent damage to the computer. This has happened with about 3 different copies of windows XP I own. Please give me some information to fix this issue.

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Wont validate WGA , tried turn off Norton and spyware doctor still no geniune authorization.
Any help appreciated. The active x wont load.

Heres the diagnostic report :

Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Results
Passed Active scripting allowed
Passed Display images enabled
Passed Computer time and date correct
Passed ActiveX enabled
(Failed )Windows validation ActiveX loaded
(Failed )Office validation ActiveX loaded
(Failed) Validation Self-help ActiveX loaded


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Hi to All
I'm trying to solve a problem with my printer and new computer. Yes, I have spent two days with tech-help. No results. I have been able to download and install the software patch I found on the Dell sight. I can not boot up when the printer is plugged in. When I plug it in after booting, the machine does not recognize it as a printer. I does find the driver for the 'unknown device'. Shall I just return my computer? I am about to that stage.

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Ok this will be a long post, here it goes:

I had some beast malware on my laptop (a Dell Studio XPS M 1640) so I went ahead and re-installed the OS. However, I messed it up.

So I instert the Dell Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit SP 1 disk and the dell symbol comes up and says loading so I press F 12 and the boot menu comes up and I select right from CD/DVD. Then it says press any key to enter so I do. I believe I got it right up till now.

I then Formated both of the drives (C and D) when the two options came up. I proceeded to click on the one I thought was right and clicked next. So it does its stuff and I enter my password etc. I notice however when I get to the desktop my D drive has 450 GB and my C has only 15 GB. So I re-try installing it and pick the other option (I didnt format it this time). This worked out a little better, the C had 450 GB and the D had the right amount, 15 GB or something. I noticed that both said Local Disk C however and there was no recovery. So I am worried but proceed to try and install the Dell Drives and whatnot but am perplexed because I can't figure out which to install and if I was doing it correctly. THEN, I restart the comp and I low and behold there are TWO choices, both saying Windows Vista. One was the OS with the D drive of 450 GB and the other was the more normal one.

So, I go ahead and try to reinstall it again and Format the two drives but being and idiot I picked the D drive as my main slot again so it has 450GB!!. At t... Read more

A:Need help re-installing Vista on a Dell

don't it's only a machine! so you have vista on it?

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I am not sure which is causing the problem, Vista or Dell, so will be posting in both places.

I am running my design program and printing books which have lots of text.

When I try to print and tell the printer to "duplex and flip on long edge" the printer prints the book's text with a red blur behind each and every letter.

I have spent half the day screaming at my program, the printer and

Can anyone help?

Thanks .

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Haya, i put my HD into my bro Vista Dell PC cus my PC flipped n i wanted to use his to scan my HD. The PC said press CTRL+I for Configure or something like that, then something About RADI0 Came up, I, Like an idiot removed RAID0 then created a RAID0 again. Now when the PC boots it say press F1 to retry and F2 to enter setup, and something about cannot find boot device?? What does this mean??

A:RAID0 Vista+Dell

I think you may have to do a repair install using the Vista disk.

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lighting hit my old computer so hubby bought me a new dell with vista on it,can't get half the web site to open and some of my downloads want download. its a dell 1gb shared dual channell sdram
250gb hard drive
amdathlon 64x2 3600+ dual core processer

can't get my dsl to work been with them on phone all day

what do i do thanks oh yes im useing dial up now and so slow

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Hello all, I just acronis'ed (partition resized) Vista x64 from the whole hard drive 451 to 150gb and to make space for windows 7 installation on the free 300gb. During the resize the laptop went to sleep so I had to reboot --- but after rebooting, I could not create a partition because it reported as no space available. Somehow ? I got out of that and managed to resize again, this time successfully (so I thought) to 150gb. Installed Win7 successfully on the 300gb partition but now unable to boot back to Vista although the bootup gives both options win7 and vista. Ran EBCD and set up windows 7 boot with vista as second choice. Still no luck - Vista will not come up - even in safe mode - it just sits there with a black screen and the arrow cursor.

Tried the original install disk and did repair several times from the CD on vista partition but still did not start - I then went to command and ran bootrec.exe /fixmbr etc... it said successful but still no luck in vista boot. The 150gb partition seems to be intact there are program files and program files (x86) folders with all the installed stuff on it. Anyway I moved all what could be moved into the win7 partition in preparation for the worst!! (a fresh vista re-install). Is this my only solution now ??

Laptop is a Dell and has data backup - laptop still under warranty. If I re-install Vista I can re-install all the programs but how can I get back the Dell software for the online backup facilities ?
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A:Vista on Dell Laptop

you can try to factory settings IF the recovery partition is still intact..... then start over if you want.... Laptop Recovery Instructions - Tech Support Forum

PS: did you look in disk management to see if both partitions are marked as active?
I don't know how to get there in win7.


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Hi I don't know what else to do about restoring my dell windows vista inspiron . 531 with the operating system disk. Everything I try doesn't work can I please have some help?

A:Dell Windows Vista

Are you getting an error message?
Is it a factory Dell os DVD disk or are you trying to reinstall from the recovery partition on the hard drive?

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I have a Dell XPS 410. I have never reformatted an OEM-type machine like a Dell before. how does the "restore" partition on the hard drive factor in? Would I be best served to simply wipe the whole drive and go from CD? OR does Dell typically limit one's abilities in this regard? I'm not sure what all was actually included on the disc, and I don't want to have to end up buying a full retail version of Vista if I mess it up somehow.

ps, I have an external hard drive on which I have downloaded the latest Video drivers and such, if this will help me at all....

A:reformatting a Dell Xps with Vista

no this is a new dell laptop and came with windows vista.

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In the last 2 weeks I have installed over 10 Dell laptops with Vista Home basic/Home premium. I have encountered these 2 specific problems on most of them!.

1 - They all had a 60 day trial of Office 2007. Having entered the License Key and registered the product everytime I open an Office application from the Start Menu it trys to reinstall again. If I use the Dell Dock it does not happen.

2 - On most occasions when trying to open the control panel it does not respond forcing Windows Explorer to restart.

I have not had these problems on other makes.

Has anybody else come accross these problems?

A:Dell Laptops and Vista

Does registering the product = Office validation with Microsoft Genuine Advantage?

Do the events preceding the Windows Explorer restart process include the fading white background, small blue circle spinning and "Not Responding..."? If so look at 3rd party firewall/ a-v products. Usually the firewall is the cause.

All these symptoms - but only on Dell products?


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Using HP SimpleSave, I backed up my files on a Windows XP computer. I'm now looking to restore them on the Dell Vista desk top. For some reason, I don't seem to be able to do that even though the program is downloaded (I think.)

As far as I remember, on the XP all I did was plug it in. Am I wrong? Should I have a disk hiding around someplace, or is it a program I need to download from HP? (I haven't been able to see one on line.)

As it is holding all my files and photos from the old computer, I'm anxious not to lose anything. Are you able to help?


A:SimpleSave and Dell Vista

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So I have a Dell 1720 and a newly installed 64 bit vista..(Business) My laptop came with 32bit Premium, But since it crashed i figured I would put 64 bit on to get the most out of my 4 gigs of RAM, But I have managed to get all of the drivers working BUT 1 It is the Wireless card It doesn't work.. Does anyone know of a 64 bit Driver for the dell 1720?

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The CNET site, Studio 1535 review shows my Intel T8100 as a 64 bit VISTA OS but is came with VISTA 32. I would like to reformat and load a fresh 64 bit Windows 7. Is this possible, and will 32-bit Vista drivers work with a 64 bit Windows 7 OS?

A:Dell 1535 from 32 bit Vista to 64 bit Win 7

The 1535 should run W7 64-bit fine since Vista 64-bit is an option for that computer. The W7 installation disk should automatically install most of the drivers you need and for those it doesn't have, the Vista 64-bit drivers here Drivers & Downloads
should work (32-bit drivers will not work with your W7 64-bit installation).

Dell is updating a lot of their drivers now that W7 is out and I wouldn't be surprised to see W7 drivers offered for the 1535 in the near future.

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Have a Dell Inspiron 5305. Today it wouldn't boot to Vista. It goes to the Dell screen but that's it. I can't get to the Boot menu because it than takes me to a screen that says ' Diskette drive 0 seek failure F1 to continue (than takes me to a black screen with a small line flashing in upper left corner) or F2 to go to set up menu. I've tried to put the Vista reinstallation CD in but it won't run. A few months back I had a similar problem due to a virus but was able to use the CD to fix it. Any ideas/advice?

A:Dell not booting to Vista

can you get into the bios? if so is your HDD listed or no? and you can from there change your boot order so you can boot from the CD/DVD first.

also check all your cables to see if one did not just come loose.

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I recently bought a Dell laptop for school. Admittedly I am a newb, and might have messed the pc up further than it already was. BUT....I have contacted Dell multiple times about my issues, and they finally threw up their hands and told me I would have to redo the entire system. I don't really have the time to do this, and was wondering if anyone else would have suggestions to help me fix my pc. I am having the following problems:
Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player are both unable to play music, movies, video either online, on disk, or from the hard drive without skipping
(I am fairly sure the files on my hard drive are not corrupted because I used a pocket drive to move some to a friends pc to check if they still skipped, and they did not)
Videos skip when I try to play them off of websites (i.e. youtube)
Recently my pc will go wacko on me and continue to open internet windows until i spam the task manager "end program" button (it got to about 70 windows once when I left the room and came back) I have run spyware checkers/virus scans and they haven't found anything
Also, the pc tends to run very slow, which makes little sense to me, as I just bought it a month and a half ago.

I am running an XPS M1530
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T8100 2.10 GHz
4.00 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

Any help on this would be much appreciated. Even if it is just telling me re programming is necessary. (and maybe how to do it lol)

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My son loaded windows vista on my acer laptop via a dell windows cd now i now i cant see any of my network connections i want to factory restore my pc i normaly do so using alt f10 BUT this is not working please help thanks

A:Dell vista cd used on Acer pc please help

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Got a new pc delivered from dell tried to set it up got most of the way then monitor went blank scratched my head for 10 mins cant remember if i switched it off with the button or pulled plug rang up dell guy said it was probably me pulling the plug out to early during installation so tried to install again from the partition that has factory reset image this had the same result so now its only an hour old and he talks me through installing the os again with discs provided which in its self is a pain as it writes over the hard disc so i lose the quick recovery function from partition which was one of the features that appealed to me when buying,and so we added the drivers etc switched the machine off to reboot and everyting looked at is it was going to work entered my password then the screen went blank the technician had put the phone down 30 seconds earler so he doesnt know yet,but i will tell hime tomorrow as he said he would ring to check up on it.
Ive looked on the net and this seems to be a massive problem with people installing vista and there monitors going blank,it seems to me as if dell are going to say its my fault for messing up the install but i dont think i have.
Have i got a leg to stand on it hasnt even been connected to the net yet as we didnt get that far even if its a vista problem i think dell should sort it out as it hadnt even got connected to the net and should be built to function.
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A:New pc problems already vista dell?

Since it is under warranty, I think you should tell Dell that they need to clean up the problem and give you a working computer (even if it means sending out an on-site technician) very soon or you will be returning it and completely cancelling your order.

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