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Dell mini 10/mini 10 v compatible with mobile broadband?

Q: Dell mini 10/mini 10 v compatible with mobile broadband?

Hi I am looking at these two laptops. Currently at home I have vodafone mobile broadband. I read that these 2 laptop are not compatible with mobile broadband for whatever reason. Is this true? and if this isnt true I have my mobile broadband installed on another laptop, I am guessing it is okay to install on 2 systems, thanks a lot in advance

A: Dell mini 10/mini 10 v compatible with mobile broadband?

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So I acquired this Inspirion mini from my sister a couple of days ago (she had it sitting in storage for a few months) and originally planned to have it factory reset so I could use it mainly for a trip I have coming up and for a good note taking laptop that's small and convenient. She bought it (I believe) about 2-3 years ago from a T-Mobile store locally. However, I went to do a standard factory reset on the model ran into an issue. She "claims" nothing was wrong with it but there are numerous randomly installed programs and I am assuming maleware of all kinds so I really just wanted to wipe the whole thing and start a new. When I went into the F8 recovery menu on start up, I select the "Repair My Computer" option and it goes into the load windows file screen, loads all the way across the screen and then goes blank and starts into windows normally. Somehow there is a problem with either accessing the system recovery program (or maybe a partition problem?) I have no idea. I don't much experience with Dell Computers and their recovery process but I am pretty knowledgeable about computers and windows OS. 
The computer is a Dell Insprion mini 10 (I think its a 1010, unsure) and its running the Windows 7 Starter. The computer is the mini so it contains no optical drive just an FYI.
I attempted to obviously get into the repair my computer screen from boot menu to no avail. I did a system restore to the furtherst point saved on her computer an... Read more

A:Dell Inspirion mini 10 (T-Mobile) can not factory reset in Windows 7 Starter

Is there a Recovery Partition shown in Disk Management? F8 on a Dell with Windows 7 is the correct key to start a reset. On XP it was down by holding the Ctrl key while tapping F11.
If there is no recovery partition, call Dell support with the service tag, they should provide you with a disk minimal cost. If a disk you will have to transfer it to a USB key.
Windows 7 Starter is actually a pretty bad OS compared to the full version. If Dell does not give you the disk take a look at Linux Mint Xfce. Depending on what software you use and how you plan on using the netbook, i.e. check email and browse the internet, you should do fine with Mint.
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Hi, I'm using an 755 SFF now and the system is operating wll. However the adding of a better grafic card is problematic cause of the limited space.

Now I'm thinking of finden a (evt. defect Mini Tower model) and put the motherboard, HDrive of the 755 SFF into the larger Mini Tower case and buy a better grafics card.

Are the components compatible?

A:Motherboard etc. 755 SFF compatible with the Mini Tower?

Yes everything would work well however from what I know your motherboard is smaller it will go in to the chassis though none of the expansion slots will align with the chassis slots as your motherboard as smaller than the chassis. I suggest you pick up a 755 MT motherboard for full compatibility and by the way these are like $50 or maybe less and you could just put all your current hardware on it (cpu, ram ,hard drive cable, etc) with no capability issues.

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Hi everyone,
This is my first question to Techspot.
Can anyone advise me which Mini PCI wireless card would be compatible for my Toshiba 1410-303 laptop? I've got a hunch that I shouldn't just rush out and get the latest card. I am about to setup a wireless network with a desktop PC running XP and using a Netgear 54 MBPS wireless ADSL2+ modem router.
Thanks (in anticipation), Creyke

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Hi, so I hope you guys can help me with this. I want to buy a mini usb to headphone jack adapter like the one above for my cell phone. They say that that one is for Motorola phones. My phone is a Toshiba Portege G710. It has a mini usb port and mini usb headphones work with it. But will this adapter work even though they say it's for Motorola? In other words:
Are the connectors used for audio the same on all USB plugs?
(After all, it's called "Universal Serial Bus")

Thanks for replying, I'd really appreciate it.

A:mini usb to headphone jack adapter compatible with every cell phone?

even though it says USB, when it comes to cell phones they are not wired all the same. I would look for an adapter made specificall for Toshiba Cell phones. The manufacturer of the one that lists it is for Motorola Phone may also manufacture one for your phone.

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Hello everyone I have a very pressing problem. I had Vista running on my Inspiron 1520 Laptop. I recently upgraded to Windows 7, ever since then I have had terrible trouble with my Wireless Card. The driver for the card often comes up as not being able to start I often get Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card can not start Code 10. I have read that this was a problem when reinstalling a OS or installing a new one with this card. I believe I may need a driver for the chip set or something similar. I also understand that I may have to swap back to Vista though I really do hope I don't. I do believe that a recent update from Dell has made this problem chronic as I did not have this problem when I immediately got the laptop back.

I really am hoping that I can get some help here as Dell is not bothered to help as I am out of warranty and they don't seem to care about this older model laptop.

Thanks again for all your help


A:Dell 1520 Inspiron Problem with Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

Welcome to SF, Conor. Dia dhuit.

Dell does not have a Windows 7 driver for your card. You can try installing the driver in compatibility mode.

HOW TO: Install a Hardware Device Driver using Compatibility Mode

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Also, where can I get theese kind of cables really cheap? b/c it's freakin expensive from apple.

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So... I am kind of being forced to hand over my Dell XPS 1530 to my mother because she messed up her laptop. (Sad... I love this laptop)

I will be getting a Dell Mini 10 as a "replacement". I installed Windows 7 on my Dell XPS 1530 and I am LOVING it like pretty much everyone else.

Basically to cut to the chase I wanted to know if Windows 7 will work on the Dell Mini 10. The Dell chat lady told me that it can only handle XP but thats makes no sense to me seeing as how the same innards are in the Mini 12 and that comes with Vista. I figure she was just telling me that because she had to.

So I am coming to you guy to see if someone can let me know if Windows 7 will function completely on the Mini 10. In order to help you guys help me out I will post the specs of the Mini 10 here...

Intel Atom Z530 (1.60GHz/533MHz FSB/512K L2Cache)
Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 500
120GB SATA HDD 2.5 inch 5400RPM

So like I said... I want to know if Windows 7 will work smoothly on the system. I want to keep Aero too because I am a stickler for aesthetics and I love the transparency. Not to mention the actually Aero functionality features are awesome as well.

Thanks in Advance!

A:Dell Mini 10

hello Zax and welcome to the forums..
the big challenge for netbook is if there enough disk space followed by if they are wddm drivers and then ram

yours checks out good...
your challenge would be to actually get to the setup since i dont see any evidence of this netbook having a dvd drive...
if you search in the forums you will find out that it has been done with a dvd drive...

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i can't seem to figure this thing out, i'm pretty computer savvy but not a genius. my laptop will make a wireless connection but it is unsecure. there is no 128bit encryption option on the mini-pc card options that i can find. i can't seem to figure out the WEP settings on this mini-pc card.

anyone have any ideas? i'll probably get quicker responses here than sitting and the phone with dell.


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I found this article from the Dell Support website for a Dell WLAN User Guide. (The card does permit WEP settings, so perhaps the router was not configured with WEP encryption).

The guide looks pretty detailed (I'm impressed... being that I've got a Dell laptop myself and find their manual pretty skimpy).

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I have a Dell Mini Laptop running XP that I would like to do a factory restore on. All the directions I've found relate to pressing F11 at start up. The keyboard only goes to F10. What steps must I follow to restore it to original? Thanks for any help....

A:Dell Mini lP....

All the Dell Mini's I have looked at have 12 function keys. Can you post an image of your keyboard. Is this the Dell Mini 10?

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Just did a reinstall of sp3 on my dell mini 9...

I cant seem to identify the missing driver? (everything is working perfect)

A:Dell Mini 9

Probably chipset drivers.

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I just recently got a Dell mini. I want to know exactly how to open the casing to remove the HDD and install a bigger one. Any tips people? Oh and does anyone know how much is the max amount of ram a Dell mini can hold? Thanks, lookin forward to your replies.

A:Trying to swap out the hdd in my Dell Mini

What are the exact Dell model and service tag numbers?

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I have a Dell Mini 910 that I bought a replacement battery for and it's behaving just as the old one did. I have read that it may need a bios update but I've updated as much as is available. Any suggestions?

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I need to restore this computer and I cant find the disc.  Any ideas?

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i have recently got a dell mini laptop and everytime i try to log in it asks for a password and i do not have the password. i cannot get to the system restore screen because it asks for a password. can you help?

A:dell mini laptop

Sorry but we cannot help with password issues. Please refer to the site rules:
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

Closing thread.

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hi i was wondering if someone could help i have a dell inspirion mini 10 i have bought second hand and when i switch it on it loads a screen then says "operating system not found" and i have been told it does not have a hard drive in it which i have been told it is a little sd card size drive that goes in the back under battery is this true ??????

A:help with my dell inspiron mini 10

Greetings kev1994, to TSF.

Your Dell? Inspirion Mini 10 does have a Hard Drive (albeit not the same size of one that's in a Desktop); who ever told you that it does not, is incorrect.

You can view the Inspirion Mini 10 Guides here. Those guides will show you the location and size of the HDD.

The fact that you get the message "operating system not found", means that the person that sold you this unit has wiped the Hard Drive, so there is no data on the HDD.

You will have to purchase your own Geniune Microsoft? Windows CD to install the Operating System yourself.
Considering the age of the unit, one would suspect that Windows? XP, or Windows? Vista? would be the Operating Systems that would suit the machine.
All the necessary Drivers are also available from the link above.

Please post back with your thoughts/queries.

Kind Regards,

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i have a dell mini 9 that i have had for about a year now, and there are a few problems, 1. the screen is broken (not sure what is wrong with it, picture below), 2. keyboard does not type anything at all, 3. trackpad cable connecting trackpad to motherboard is broken, 4. power button cable is broken, i just need to know where i can either buy a used dell mini 9 or where i can find the parts so i can fix my netbook.

A:Dell mini 9 parts?

I have this netbook, and it's been very good to me.
Check out Ebay:

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A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prvent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears, again, follow these steps:

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

***Stop: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x86F742B8, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000)

There is no cd/dvd rom drive on this laptop. I tried to boot into Safemode with Command Prompt. No success. I tried to boot to safe mode with networking. No success. Same for safe mode. Every way I could reboot i will always return to the blue screen with the same information. I have a Driver and Utilites Disc, But no cd/dvd drive to connect it to the laptop. I need a way to put it on a flasdrive and start from there. Any suggestions?

A:Dell Inpsiron mini 10

Generally, STOP 24 errors involve possible damage to either the file system (NTFS) or the hard drive itself. Information on all STOP errors can be found at"0x00000024: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEMA problem occurred within NTFS.SYS, the driver file that allows the system to read and write to NTFS file system drives. There may be a physical problem with the disk, or an Interrupt Request Packet (IRP) may be corrupted. Other common causes include heavy hard drive fragmentation, heavy file I/O, problems with some types of drive-mirroring software, or some antivirus software. I suggest running ChkDsk or ScanDisk as a first step; then disable all file system filters such as virus scanners, firewall software, or backup utilities. Check the file properties of NTFS.SYS to ensure it matches the current OS or SP version. Update all disk, tape backup, CD-ROM, or removable device drivers to the most current versions"I can't help you with any info about how to accomplish what I would do (run chkdsk /r command from the XP Recovery Console), but others here will probably have some ideas.In the meantime, you may want to browse Google Search, Recovery Console From Flash DriveLouis

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I have a Dell Inspiron 910 mini. It has Ubuntu Linux operating system on it. I would like to put XP. Can I do this through a USB thumb drive? It has no cd drive. Here are the specs. Also it only has 8gb hard drive..... is that enough for XP? I have read where some have ran XP on these but don't know how.

1W959FPRC,N270,1.6,512KB,DMV,C01H510GGDE,PROD,INFO ,SERI,ENG,WW1G383GGDE,PROD,INFO,WSI,ENG1U943PTSH,D RIVER DOWNLOAD,ENG1H840JTSH,UBUNTU,ENG1Y877GAssembly,Ada pter,Alternating Current,30W,2P,United States 9101M770HGuide,SETUP,Inspiron,910,English1M958HKey board,61,United States English,Single Pointing,Qiao Hong,Windows1C901HBattery,Primary,32WHR,4C Lithium,Simplo1P896HKit,Software,UBT8.04+,910 Media1Y614GLiquid Crystal Display,8.9WSVGA,Light Emitting Diode,True Life,Lg Philips Lcd1G558JAssembly,Cable,Low Voltage Differential Signaling,WO/CMRALCD,9101J141HASSY,BASE,NBK,WO/WWAN,9101N204HCard,Wireless,Minicard Broadcom Corporation,ARCD United States1PP102Dual In-Line Memory Module,1G 800,128X64,8,200,1GBIT1D154HSolid State Drive,8G,Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment,4GX2,STEC1N302HBezel,Liquid Crystal Display Silver,8.9,WO/CMRA,9101Y173MAssembly,Cover,Liquid Crystal Display,IMR,BLUE,Wireless Local Area Network Card,

A:Installing XP on Dell mini

There are USB DVD burners out there for laptops, you could use one of those and it will install XP right from the installation disk.
If you don't intend on keeping the drive after the install, just return it.

If you are in the USA Staples Super Stores have USB DVD burner drives that will do the trick.

Hope this helps.

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I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and for a while it has worked brilliantly until I turned it on one day and it does not log on it just stays at the blank wallpaper screen. This is frustrating as I was going to install XP pro. So how can I make a bootable copy of XP on my pen drive? I have tried WinSetupFromUSB and USB Multiboot 10 however I got an error message.


A:Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Will Not Log On

why not use the xp cd disc to install instead of a pen drive?

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Hi, I hope someone can help.
I have a Dell Inspiron mini with a BSOD issue: The error code is 0x0000007B (0xF79E8524, 0xC0000034, ....)
I can’t start up in Safe Mode. The HDD is Seagate, I have run seatools/DOS which gives the all-clear. I have run all internal Dell diagnostics, all OK. I have tried both repairing and reinstalling Windows (running XP) from the original Dell disc supplied, from XP pro and home. When trying to do a new installation I can’t get past the F8 to agree screen, F8 does nothing so left with no choice but esc to disagree/quit. When tring to repair installation as soon as I have pressed R I’m then taken to a screen which tells me to type exit at the prompt, and can’t get any further.
I now have no idea whether this is a hardware or software issue, any advice or ideas will be much appreciated.

A:BSOD on Dell mini XP

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Had a KDM-MTFX9320 320W TFX. Ordered a KDM 320W FLEX MFX 9320C. Will this work?

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Currently have a dell mini 9 with 1 gig of ram and the atom n270 processor. (windows xp)

I'm a very performance oreintated pc user, so my quesion is will upgrading the dell mini with windows 7 increase performace?

I personally find it hard to believe that it will do to the small processor with only 1 core and 2 threads...

Suggestions? Opinions?

A:Dell Mini 9 Windows 7? Should I do it?

If you're performance oriented, why did you buy a netbook? They're designed for portability, not power. Windows 7 isn't going to provide a magical performance boost on an Atom-based platform, but it probably won't run any worse.

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Hello I need your help removing a virus off my Dell Inspiron mini

A:Dell Inspiron Mini

Hello can you un these?Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Devices List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1 <<<== Use this one first.Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwar... Read more

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i got a dell inspirion mini netbook with only DOS on it and i want to install windows xp on it. I already have an original xp installation disc dut since the netbook doesnt have a disc reader im suing win to flash to transfer it to my 8gb kingston flash drive. But when i boot from USB it simply says:
"NTLDR is missing
Press any key to restart"
I dont know what to do PLS HELP!!!!!!!!!

A:dell inspirion mini xp bug?!?!?! PLS HELP

1. Are you sure there is no part of a Windows installation left on that drive.
2. I do not know that particular netbook, but I presume it is bootable from a usb flash pen and you have so configured the boot priority in BIOS

See this - a good guide.

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Hi guys,

I have a Dell Mini 9 (910) and I can't seem to get the drivers installed. I entered my Service Tag and a list of drivers appeared. I downloaded them. They are all listed / named Dell Driver Download Manager from 1-23 of the same file. I need some help w/ this if someone would be so kind.


A:Driver help for Dell Mini

I never use the Dell Download Manager so not sure how it works. Are those files the ones that you run to actually download and install the various drivers?

By the way, 23 sounds like an awfully lot of stuff to be in a large computer, never mind a mini!

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i have a dell mini laptop 10 that has a password on it that i cannot get off can anybody help

A:dell mini laptop

Is the laptop at the POST Screen or on Entering Windows ?

[advice on password cracking deleted by mod]

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hey i my dell mini 1018 jus crashed n im tryin to start in safe mode but no luck.. I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!

A:dell mini 1018

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I've been asked to look at my friends netbook, its a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and won't boot up correctly.

The netbook switches on, goes passed the Windows XP screen and just opens the desktop only showing the wallpaper.

I have looked on many forums, and people recommend Ctrl + Alt + Del to oen the task manager and then run new task > explorer.exe. This does load the desktop icons but nothing seems to be responsive. I also deleted some Reg files instructed on several forums
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\iexplorer.exe
Once these keys are deleted the desktop and internet explorer should come back to life. But it doesnt.

My friend then told me that she doesnt care if I restored the netbook to its factory settings, as she didnt have anything of importance on the hard drive.

I thought excellent this will save some hardwork. Looked at instructions online people said Ctrl + F11 to boot up the restore screen, doesnt work, also tried Ctrl + F8 as some suggested this, nothing works tried every combination.

I was then told I should use an XP boot disk, but not having a cd drive doesnt really help.

What can I do to solves this problem, apart from buying a new laptop, any guidance would be much appreciated.

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I have a Dell Mini running Windows Xp, lately after 15-20 mins it becomes unresponsive an nothing works. Can't close window or ctrl alt delete or task manager. The only thing you can do is turn it off and back on and same thing will happen again. Please Help.

A:Dell mini Xp becomes unresponsive

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs, unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
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Hi Guys, I own a Dell Inspiron Duo Mini. I have recently encountered some power problems. I changed the power supply to no avail. I get no lights when I plug it up. Battery does not hold a charge very long. Now when I turn it on, both lights come on and almost immediately go out. Can you offer any help. Thanks.

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My dell Inspiron mini 1018 crashed so I got a new hitachi HD and installed it, when I put the dell OS CD (win 7 starter x32) in the external DVD/CD drive it tells me no OS found and can't see the CD, I changed the boot order to boot from the cd but still nothing, I put in a windows xp CD and it all boots up as it should and will install. I even FDiSK the HD with win 98. Is it the DVD/cd drive? I just dont get it.. Any help would be great.

A:Dell mini wont install 7 on new HD

It's probably your disc. Did you burn it yourself? Try reburning it at a low speed.

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I Just ordered this on Ebay And the Ad said it was compatible with a Latitude C610 1.2ghz I have.. I went to the Dell driver section and couldnt find a Driver for Win 2K Pro. I googled and thought I had the right one and tryed to install but it was for a Latitude D600.. Didnt Recognize. Card.... BIOS does though..
I also looked for a driver through driver update wizard and windows update..
Can anyone help... Is it compatiable? is there a driver for win2k??
Do I need to search for a driver based on the broadcom chip P/N itself???


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Hi, my daughter has a dell mini service tag JLQQ2M1. When you turn on the mini in the windows 7 starter page you need to put in a password. but when you put in the pass word the compter says the user profile service service failed the logon. user profile cannot be loaded. can someone please help.

A:login problem on dell mini

My guess is that you need to run a CHKDSK /F to see if the disk is corrupted.

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So I picked up a mini 1010 (MFG date Dec 2009) at an electronics recycling place for $15.

Obviously it's not in top condition for that price.
What's missing is:
-Touchpad and palmrest
-AC adapter

It was also missing the HDD, I installed one that I had lying around.

Basically I want to see if the motherboard still works before I buy more parts for it.
My questions are:
Can it run/turn on without a battery installed?
I've tried plugging it in to what seems to be a compatible AC adapter (19v) but no lights come on, and no HDD sounds.
Also, if it is the motherboard, could it be software or bios issues, obviously it could be hardware as well, but I want to make sure before I just chuck it.

One more thing, if it does need a battery installed, could I just bridge the connections in the battery plug area, just for testing purposes? If so, which ones do I bridge. I don't want to buy a battery unless I know it works.

Would appreciate some expertise on the situation.

A:Dell Mini 1010 Restoration

If you have the proper AC Adapter, it should work without a battery installed. My Dell works without the Battery installed. I would take a clue from the fact that it was not complete and it was found at a computer recycler. Not working was probably the reason it was there, and the missing parts could have been canniblized to repair another Mini.

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OS: MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3
CPU: Intel Atom N270 @ 1.60GHz -- Diamondville 45mm Technology
RAM: 1.0GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 265MHz (4-4-4-12)
M/board: Dell Inc CN0F29 (UI)
H/Drive: 7.50GB Seagate STEC PATA 8GB (PATA)

The only things I have done on the machine is install Avast! and SUPERAntiSpyware as there was only filecure on it (which I've heard is a bogus application that just contains malware and worse?) I did a boot scan with Avast! and it found malware. I scanned with SUPERAntiSpyware and it found dozens of adware tracking cookies and asked to restart the machine to complete the deletion of them. I went to restart and was shown this blue screen:


A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If the problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching ot shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and th... Read more

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Laptop is Dell Inspiron Mini 1090 with Windows 7 Operating system on it.
The problem is that whenever I start my laptop The problem which I am currently having is that My laptop is not starting properly and giving me ?BOOTMGR? missing message when ever I start my system. It starts with Dell Logo page and than this message appears "BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Dell to restart". after that no activity.
Based on my conversation with the customer services, I ran Dell Diagnostic test, by holding the <Fn> key and then press the power button. The result of which were
"1st stage after few test which were all pass, there was screen of visual test which was showing the colors which were fine so I pressed yes."
"2nd Than after that another message came that "no problems have been found with this system so far. Do you want to run the remaining memory tests? This will take about 30 minutes or more. Do you want to continue (recommended)" So I pressed Yes. During this time every message gave pass results.
"than for 3rd stage a message came "Booting diagnostic Utility partition. Press any key to continue" so I pressed it than below message come; 4th Loading DRMK V8.00? Pre-boot System Assessment build 4129
HIMEM.sys (8.11ry)
RAMdrive V(ersion 8.00-02Oct 2007" Copyright (c) 2005-2007 Dell Inc.
Virtual disk drive D: (32767 KB 512 byt... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron Mini 1090

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows


Bootmgr is missing - Fix - Windows 7 Forums

This should help you fix the BOOTMGR issue at startup.

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i have a dell mini 9 with Fedora 13, and yesterday my screen just broke, it turns on, but doesn't display anything except like black and white with lines and it flickers, so i need to know if it's my screen, which then means i need a new screen, the cable connecting the screen to the motherboard, or the OS.

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My Dell inspiron mini that is only a few months old gave out on us a few nights ago. We turned it back on and it appeared to be restarting, the windows symbol came up and it was loading but then a blue screen pops up saying that the computer has been shut down. We have run all the tests, and can't find any problems. The mini laptop that we have does not have a cd drive in it I have tried putting the windows disk on to a USB and booting it through that but it won't work. Please help! Any suggestions?

A:Dell inspiron mini problems. Please help! :)

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I have a Dell Inspiron Mini and it will not connect to the internet wirelessly, it would up until 6 months ago. The only way I can use internet on it is to connect a Ethernet cord to it. Please help.

A:Windows 7, Dell Inspiron Mini

Assuming you're trying to use an integrated adapter is the wireless switched on? Do you detect any wireless networks?

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I have a Mini 10 that belongs to my Mother in Law. She got a virus and one of her relatives attempted to repair it and messed it all up.
I agreed to look at it. When I got it upon boot it gave me the message that Windows had to be revalidated before I could log on. If I click yes, it would go to a background screen and freeze. Reboot and the samething.
She had lost everything anyway so I attempted a factory reload of Windows XP. (her original disk) Everything went fine untill it gets to the EULA screen.
There you have 3 choices, F8 accept, ESC not accept, page down. The only key that will do anything is ESC which reboots and runs thru the cycle again.
I then reformatted the HD. No change. I thought bad OS disk, so I borrowed one from another Mini 10 and it does the same thing.
At this point I do not know what else to try. I have an IT background but I retired several years ago. So I do know enough to be dangerous.
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Dell Mini OS reload problem

Did you scroll down to the bottom?

Have you tried another keyboard?

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Hello, i've been trying to fix a Dell Inspiron 910.
It had Windows installed before, but now can't get it installed.
I've been trying to install windows XP. The setup starts in text mode, but when should show the "to setup windows xp now, press enter", before the EULA screen, it locks. More specifically in the black screen after loading files.
I don't know what to do because it only has 512mb of ram and an 8GB IDE SSD.
It seems to work properly, because i've tested the ram and ssd and are fine. Also, the computer boots from a Linux liveCD just fine.
What can I do?

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I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 and it no longer boots fully into windows. It goes throught the prompt screen at start-up normally and goes to the next screen, which is a black screen with a green loading bar and has the microsft corporation coyright below it. Normally it will boot into the normal windows operating system after this screen, however it just keeps restarting and cyclying through these two screens indefinitely.

I have already disassembled the computer and cleaned it out and looked for any loose and/broken components but saw neither. Also, I have already re-imaged the computer, setting it back to the original factory state. Neither of these has seemed to help the problem at all and it continues.

Any idea what may be causing this issue?

A:Dell mini continuously restarting

Since you completely re-imaged the system, I would suspect it is a hardware issue of some sort, Dell usually has hardware diagnostics that can be run

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Hello, I have my friends little Dell mini 910. It had a bunch of viruses on it when i first started fixing it. It also had corrupted and missing files. I'm proud to say that has been fixed. Thanks to malwarebytes/cleaner/glary until. So i thought i would perform a hard drive defrag. Well after it analyzed. Yikes. It has allot of red in the status bar.So i let it run the defrag. After it was done there was allot that was irremovable fragmented files. I also heard it better to run in safemode while defraging. Well this is my problem. When at the boot screen it allows two options 0 and 2 (o is boot options and 2 is for tests) i have tried F-8 with no luck. The keyboard uses a function key to press in order to use any of these other keys F1,f2,f3,f4,f5,f6,f7,f8,f9,f10 it a strange little computer. Is the no safemode on these? Also are these drives removable? Thanks for reading my post.


A:Dell ins. mini 910/ safe mode

You have to be really fast on some systems.
Just keep hitting f8 even if it shoots kybd errors or what have you.
It does have safe mode assuming you are win XP.

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I have a Dell XPS 420, it came with miniview (part of the tower), turned on with Vista. I have just now noticed that with 7 it is not on. I go to device manager and I eventually come to the instructions turn on Miniview. My question, HOW?

A:Dell XPS 420 Mini View Problem

I was searching dell xps when I come across your post about the miniview. I done a custom install of Windows 7 Pro, and had no problems with dell miniview, I don't know how to turn it on/off though. If you need some screen shots on settings I will be glad to put some up if you tell me what you need.

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Laptop is Dell Inspiron Mini 1090 with Windows 7 Operating system on it.
The problem is that whenever I start my laptop The problem which I am currently having is that My laptop is not starting properly and giving me “BOOTMGR” missing message when ever I start my system. It starts with Dell Logo page and than this message appears "BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Dell to restart". after that no activity.
Based on my conversation with the customer services, I ran Dell Diagnostic test, by holding the <Fn> key and then press the power button. The result of which were

"1st stage after few test which were all pass, there was screen of visual test which was showing the colors which were fine so I pressed yes."
"2nd Than after that another message came that "no problems have been found with this system so far. Do you want to run the remaining memory tests? This will take about 30 minutes or more. Do you want to continue (recommended)" So I pressed Yes. During this time every message gave pass results.
"than for 3rd stage a message came "Booting diagnostic Utility partition. Press any key to continue" so I pressed it than below message come; 4th Loading DRMK V8.00… Pre-boot System Assessment build 4129
HIMEM.sys (8.11ry)
RAMdrive V(ersion 8.00-02Oct 2007" Copyright (c) 2005-2007 Dell Inc.
Virtual disk drive D: (32767 KB 512 bytes/sector, 1024 root entries)"
I have attaced the pics last and 2nd last message... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron Mini 1090

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Hi all, I keep getting a BSOD about once every operating time on my Dell Mini 1012.. In the event viewer its always the same thing - Microsoft Fax. The message in the event viewer says,

'Fax Serviice failed to intitialize (virtual or TAPI). No faxes can be sent or received until a device is installed."

I don't use this computer for printing or faxes. I only use for light duty - internet and emails primarily. I don't even watch movies on this machine. Anyone have any idea what is going on? I'm running XP sp3

A:BSOD on Dell Mini 1012

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when i push the power button on my dell mini 9 the power led stays on for about 3 secs then turns off, also it makes a high pitched sound, i'm not sure whats wrong.

specs: dell mini 9 8GB ssd, has built-in bluetooth, intel gma945 graphics card broadcom wireless adapter

A:dell mini 9 power problem

Hi, you could try:

Unplug it wait a few mins and plug it back in, then try power button

Make sure nothings shorting it out inside case.

Reset Bios with motherboard jumper/battery.

Unplug before doing the second two.

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Just got a new Dell Mini 10V.. Win XP Home. Has SP3, and has IE6. I cannot get the Microsoft website to display/respond so I can update XP. I get the "cannot display this webpage" error. Thought it may be a problem with the MS site, so checked on another, updated machine... no problems.

Any ides on why a brand new machine would have a problem accessing the Update site? I can call Dell, but figured if i'm missing something, or there is a simple potential fix, this would be a LOT quicker than Dell Support.

A:New Dell Mini.. cant update Windows

Actually may be working fine now.... will update again if not.

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Dell inspiron mini 10 when connected to power adaptor & while trying to switch on the laptop just the laptop light  blinks & beep sound hears in laptop & its not charging

A:Dell inspiron mini 10 not switching on

How many beeps do you hear?  The beep code emitting will determine the problem and course of action to resolve.
Power LED Status on AC Adapter

Solid White —The system is on and the battery is charging.
Flashing White —The system is in standby mode.
Off — The system is off and the battery is adequately charged.

Power LED Status on Battery

Solid white— The battery is charging.
Flashing white— The system is in standby mode.
Flashing amber— The battery charge is low. Connect to an AC adapter to charge the battery.
Off — The system is off.

Beep CodeDescriptionFailure Coverage

BIOS ROM checksum in progress or failure. BIOS Chip
Motherboard Failure or ROM Error
No RAM Detected
No Memory Detected
Chipset Error (North and South Bridge Chipset, DMA/IMR/Timer Error for Intel platform); Chipset Error
Motherboard Failure
Time-Of-Day Clock test failure.
Gate A20 Failure
Super I/O Chip Failure
Keyboard Controller Test Failure
RAM Read/Write Failure
Memory Failure
RTC Power Fail.
COMS Battery Failure
Video BIOS Test Failure
Video Card Failure
CPU Cache test failure
CPU Failure
LCD Failure

With the power off and the system unplugged, remove all CRUs from the system and reconnect the AC adapter to the system and try again. CRU's are Customer Removal Objects.

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This new netbook has no space to defragment the drive. No pictures, music files or anything else taking up the space. Can I attach a usb external drive and export programs to free space? Also, the battery wont charge?

A:Dell Mini 9 Netbook Inspiron 910

Well, after more research on this netbook I understand it is mainly for use to surf and check Email, not much else. I may need to delete some programs installed such as Power point viewer and an Adobe program. This may free up some space so I can defragment. Can anyone else chime in?

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My Dell mini is set up with @ in the wrong place it is shift 2 . is there a way to rectify this?

A:[SOLVED] dell mini keyboard

As far as I can tell from what you posted, its fine. I don't think there is anything wrong. Unless you aren't used to an American keyboard

Here's an image if you look at there keyboard the @ is on 2 just like how its supposed to be on all American keyboards:

Or are you saying the @ isn't on Shift+2 like it is supposed to be?

Also if you need more info read this:

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Hi all!

My gf laptop suddenly acting up today.

First, it decided that it doesn't want to load up Microsoft Office 2007. She was trying to open a ppt file but it did not work.

Second, she turned it off (apparently there were some updates and she choose "shut down without installing updates". I don't know if this is relevant). When she tried to turned it on again a few hours after this msg came up:

For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v.1.08 (080408)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
Operating System not found

And we can't go further than that anymore.

Tried to check the boot squence and it is HDD, USB Storage, CD/DVD/CD-RW, Removable Devices, Network Boot.

Please bare in mind Dell Mini 9 doesn't come with CD Rom device.

Andddd...She just told me that when she shut it down, she yanked out the power cable when the screen still showing the windows shut down. Could that be the reason for the laptop failure in detecting the HDD??

Thanks a lot for your kind attention and help guys!! Really2 appreciate it!

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i have new router 300n sitecom x3 300mbps i connected all my laptops but the Dell White Slimed Inspiron Mini Nickelodeon Edition i couldn't connect it says ( network security key mismatch) and im sure its the right one ... really i need hellp here

Mr: terrynet

A:wireless and my dell inspiron mini

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Hi all,

I need some help with my dell inspiron mini 9 . i just rebuilt it because its was coming up with blue screen and it wouldnt go away !
anyways after i rebuilt it, it was working fine for a day and now its saying its got virus??
and i just found out that the windows i put on there just put itself on top of the other one. so i wanna know how i can wipe it all
i have tired to make a usb boot but it wont work and it didnt come with a cdrom so i cant use cds .. can anyone help me please
Thank You
John Raciti

A:dell inspiron mini 9 probm

Hey John,
Sorry to hear your having issues like this. Does your system come with the hidden partition, that restores the OS? It's a recovery program with all the drivers pre-installed on the system. Jazz

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i am having trouble with my infected dell mini. start up error messages, running slow, freezing, etc. i have posted on the tech support guy forum and was directed here by a trusted advisor phantom010. thank you for your help. i could not open

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Has anyone had any experience with a Dell Inspiron Mini 12 (its model number is actually 1210)? In particular how well does it play video on Windows XP; say a ripped standard DVD or downloaded video of 640*360 resolution.

I have borrowed one from a colleague but it runs a non-optimal version of Ubuntu (it came with Vista Basic). I would really like some feedback from someone who has one running Windows XP with all the supplied drivers. This one's video drivers are very poor and you can't set it to the native resolution of 1280*800. If I try to play a 640*360 clip in full screen mode on Totem Movie Player if fails miserably.

From the reviews I've read I'm pretty sure that it is quite capable of playing standard video I would just like some reassurance from someone you has tried it out.

I really like its form factor. It is only slightly heavier than my Acer Aspire One with a great screen and keyboard.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi guys,

I have a Dell Mini 9 (910) and I can't seem to get the drivers installed. I entered my Service Tag and a list of drivers appeared. I downloaded them. They are all listed / named Dell Driver Download Manager from 1-23 of the same file. I need some help w/ this if someone would be so kind.


A:Help with Dell Mini (910) Driver install

what operating system(OS) that you use???I think have just download and install all driver without reading a time please read the are some list of driver easy download please see on the left...find OS that you use...if XP click on windows xp...if vista click on vista, etchope that link didnt change...sometime dont know why it have change...and please DO NOT download BIOS (update)...except you have problem with your BIOS and DELL have release some fix for your problem...

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I bought a Mini 10 Dell netbook during the summer. I was pretty excited to see how a netbook with comparable(sightly better) computing power to my 5 year old 700m. The size and the price were nice.

I decided to go with linux b/c I had some experience with it and was somewhat fond of linux. For freeware OS, the overall price was the same. I had a lot of issues with the touch pad and the mouse buttons. Overall performance seemed lower than it should have been. I tried different distributions, but the dell distribution was the best(mediocre). I had a lot of buyers remorse and was a little mad at Dell for selling a product that maybe wasn't ready.

I saw online that Microsoft had a student discount for Windows 7 Professional. So I got that and made the neccessary changes to upgrade.

So far, everything works great! The touch pad and buttons work perfect. It is now possible to click and drag stuff. Overall performance appears to be up as well. And it is, of course, visually pleasing. Flash video works a billion times better too.

I posted this for anyone that pondering trying Windows 7 on their mini 10, but might feel uneasy. It was definitely the best $29 I have ever spent. My machine is now everything I was expecting it to be before I bought it.

A:Dell Mini 10 Windows 7 review

Glad to hear about your experience with 7 and thankful to you for providing info on a piece of technology!

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i have a dell studio 1737 laptop whose specs are:

2.17ghz dual core intel
4gb ddr ram
vga is intel 4500mHD (256mb dedicated)
lcd size is 17.1"
OS is windows7 x64
(rest things are same in all laptops..i mean else hardware things)

now my uncle gifted me a gateway mini net-book...
u can see it on this website:
Gateway LT2016u Netbook Review

its specs are:
intel atom 1.6ghz
ram 1gb
intel GMA 950 (video memory going upto 224mb dedicated)

all i need is a little suggestion....i wna keep one n sell the other one,to buy something else,on one hand i am used to that 17inch lcd and on other hand when i used mini,i loved it,its extreme portibility and such things...
in my view the drawbacks of gateway mini which i found was:
1.its small lcd size
2.its intel atom,i have no previous experience with this chip...dun know how is its performance

from VGA point of view there is not much difference and i felt i can install windows7 on gateway mini too as its vga is enough for windows 7 support

i dun do so much graphics work,that i say i need 17inch lcd...
all i am just asking u,is gateway a reliable company that i sell my dell studio n keep gateway mini...cuz my dell is on almost 20hrs a day...will that gateway mini intel atom hold this much...

and further more if u suggest me,i will be thankful...

just some additional thing...the gateway mini lcd is more bright n colorful than dell,dun know why...may be cuz of its small... Read more

A:Dell vs gateway mini....suggest me

My opinion....

Keep them both. I have a hard time getting rid of gifts. I'd also have a hard time getting rid of the laptop over the netbook.

You never know when you'll need a back up PC.

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I have a dell mini laptop but the charger will light up and them dim out to the point where there it is no longer lite up. Why is this happening? There are no breaks in the chord and yes I tried several different plugs. Would this be considered an under warranty thing?

P.S. Even when it isn't plugged into my laptop is still dims and brightens.

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Windows 7 and Verizon Dell Mobile Broadband Utility. My brothers Dell Studio 1458 will not connect so he says with his card is a 5540. Now I don't know anything about what the first step is to getting this to work. The little my brother knows is even worst. I am trying to help him since my knowledge of PC is some what better than his. So from what I know so far is:

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I was woundering if any of you knew if the new Dell Ispiron MIni 9 was a good fit to run Microsoft Excell. I am a college student, and I am looking for a laptop to check e-mails on, seach the web, type papers on word, and run my courses business simulation that is ecell based and i was woundering if this was a fittting computer. I have a desktop to do the bulk of my work and to play video games on and download music, this is strictly for work and im just woundering what you're opinions are. Thank you, and if i posted this in the wrong forum please direct me to the right one.


A:Dell Inspiron Mini 9 & Microsoft Excell

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I have a Dell Mini netbook. I am trying to remove the hard drive to upgrade it. It is held in place by two screws. I can't remove the screws, and I have tried with a variety of screw drivers, but now the screws are stripped.

Any suggestions? Or should I take it to the Geek Squad or send it to Dell?

A:Can' remove hard drive from dell mini

Duplicate post:

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Hello, I am trying to connect a Dell Inspiron Mini to my home wireless network. It was working last week with no problems. The status icon shows that it is connected to the network and gives an IP address. However, when I try and view a webpage I get "The page cannot be displayed". I have tried to "Diagnose Connection Problem" and it says there are no issues.

I have tried the ipconfig /release, ipconfig /flushdns, and ipconfic /renew and that spits out a new IP address but still no connection. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Dell Inspiron Mini will not connect to internet

Go to the Control Panel/Internet Connections. Right click your Local Area Connection/Properties scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP-IP) hit Properties. Make sure Obtain an IP Address Automatically is checked as well as Obtain a DNS Server Address Automatically. Browse to C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc open the Hosts file with Notepad. Delete any lines after localhost
Save the file. Do the ipconfig release, flushdns, and renew again.

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Hey guys.

Since I finally got my computer to upgrade to home premium, (Yeah) I wanted to know if it was possible to to a ram upgrade on this netbook from 1GB to 4GB maybe? Or even 1GB to 2GB probably?

A:Can an Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 be upgraded by ram?

According to memory suppliers, the Mini 1012 has only one RAM slot and can be upgraded to 2GB maximum.

RAM Upgrade - Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 Laptop Memory RAM

Inspiron Mini 1012 Computer Memory | Inspiron Mini 1012 RAM | Inspiron Mini 1012 Upgrade

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Hi, i have two questions.
first: i did not find the bletooth device in this laptop, but i read on the internet, that it should be available in this model.
second and more important issue is, that the laptot is not able to connect to any network via Wi-Fi nor via cable.
It was ok in the past, but now it seems to find the wireless SSID fine and connect to it with the encryption key but it has trouble acquiring an IP address.
I am trying all wi-fi networks available in my neighbourhood and hotspot which i made from my phone and nothing works. Also as i mentioned, the connection it is not working via cable.
I have used this laptot in past also in foreign countries, for example in Vietnam or Cannada and everything worked fine.
Operation system is genuine seller - installed. Win xp service pack 3 home edition.
All other devices, like mobile phone, other laptops are able to connect to my wi-fi. So i don't think there is a problem with my Wi-fi network.
Thanks a lot for your help.

A:Dell Inspiron mini 10 can not connect to internet

You should check your device manager to see what bluetooth you may have installed, and if there are any devices that may need driver updates or are unrecognized by the system. 

As for the IP issue. There are many things that can contribute to this. If you have run adware removal recently, some programs can actually remove or reconfigure components essential for network operation. winsockfix is a common tool used to fix this. Ive gone through it myself (while working on a family member's computer who was experiencing similar issues). 

You may also try uninstalling and then reinstalling your network card in the device manager. Some people suggest checking your password or removing saved passwords, but seeing as you have already tested multiple networks, the issue is not that. 

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I recently bought a Dell Mini 9 Laptop on Ebay that stated it had Windows XP operating system but when I go on the laptop it asked for a key. Seems as it had an operating system downloaded that was not registered. How can I get a new operating system on this Laptop?

A:Bought a Used Dell Mini 9 and there is no operating system

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Has anyone modified/upgraded one of these yet? If so with what components?
It's a neat little computer, but needs faster processor and faster/more ram.
Thanks! Alan

A:Solved: Dell mini 1012 netbook

They're not designed to be upgraded beyond the RAM and hard drive. A processor upgrade is not an option. I think you misunderstand the purpose of a netbook. They're portable, low-powered, and inexpensive. If you're expecting regular laptop-quality performance, you're going to be disappointed.

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Hi there! Very shiny and bran spanking new to this forum, apologies if posted in the wrong section - seems appropriate ..

Dell Inspiron Mini 1011
Windows XP

Anywho, I've recently been experiencing slowness on my netbook so decided to do a system restore. I honestly thought it would be as easy as doing it on my Packard Bell (desktop machine) but it isn't! I really don't want to feel like I'm bugging everyone with what could be such a simple problem but believe me it isn't! I googled the hell out of this all I got was either that Dell Inspiron doesn't have a System Restore (BS in my opinion), or you have to press CTRL + F11 when the Dell Logo appears on the start up screen or it's F8 (for Vista only I think).

So OK, I've tried all of the above, including the two commands displayed on the loading screen (F2 Setup, F12 System Boot (i think something or other :| ) and so far what I got is nil! What do I do!? This drives me insane! And the fact that the netbook is already slow at start ups doesn't help, yes I've disables all of the unneeded start up programs but it doesn't help.

Bottom line is how do I perform a complete System Restore on my Dell Inspiron Mini 10(11)

I've backed up my files (My Docs, Desktop and Favourites) on to an external hard drive!

Also when the loading screen displays the F12 & F2 button is it necessary for me to press the Fn button to get the F keys working (F12 + F2)?

Thanks ever s... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron Mini 10 System Restore How to?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 14654 MB, Free - 5027 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., CN0J14
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Updated: YTech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 14654 MB, Free - 5027 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., CN0J14
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabledes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:mini dell laptop windowsxp slow

You still owe some data, including the MGADiag output, on your other thread. Closing.

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Hi I have a Dell inspiron Mini netbook was using it on the kitchen table when i knocked over a glass of water and it went underneat the laptop then it just switched off i tried to dry it out for awhile when i plugged it back in now it wont start the only light which is lighting on it is the small light where i should plug in the ethernet cable? any ideas??

A:Dell Inspiron Mini water problem

I can tell you what I would do; but, it is only a shot in the dark.

Remove the battery. Place the laptop slightly open and on its front edges over a central air outlet register in a position that it looks like an "A" frame with its apex at the top. Leave it there for a couple of days.

If that doesn't help, you're in for a big repair bill from a professional shop, or maybe a new laptop.

This is the method I have used for years to thoroughly dry keyboards, including laptop keyboards, that were so excessively dirty or soaked with sugary drinks that I had to literally wash them submerged in hot, soapy water. I used this method also on a laptop once and it also came alive after a couple of days.

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hello,this mini laptop is legitamite,and from one owner,my has windows xp,how can i make this laptop run faster.i have cc cleaner free version,lifetime pc vipre antivirus protection,and also super-antispyware free edition.reply.

A:Solved: mini dell laptop slow

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Hi I Am HAving Trouble With My Dell Mini Inspiron 10 NetBook , EveryTime I Turn it On it SHows Me Something ABout An Ethernet COntroller an Its Says (PXE-E61:Media Test Failure, CHeck Cable PXE-M0F:Exiting Pxe ROM Then It Says Operating System NOt FOund) I kno That Means I DNt Have AN Operating System In The Pc But I Have Been Trying To Put IT On Myself But its NOT Working...So I Wanted To Know An Easier Way To put It ON Mysellf Because Dell Wants To Charge Me $200 And With That I Can Buy I New One But I Wanted To Know ANy Easier Way To Do This MYslef. *Note(This Model DOes NOt HAve a Cd Rom Drive Nd Only Has The Keys F1-F10) Help ME Please

A:Having Problem With Dell Mini Inspiron 10 netbook

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a friend asked me too look at their netbook as it could not connect to their wifi

so got the notebook switched it on and the dell inspiron loading bar completes, then it goes to a blank screen, the screen works ok as i can get it into bios, they said they could be all sorts of virus on as her daughter uses it and the AV had run out

any ideas or help would be great

thanks in advance

dell insprion mini 10

A:dell insiron mini boot problem

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Dell Netbook / XP sp3. Bought from a colleague - wireless connection worked both at his home and WIFI at a coffeee shop [saw it]. Have tried it in two homes - one with Roadrunner cable, the other with AT&T DSL. In both cases, the ethernet cable [through different routers] works and wireless works on my Toshiba notebook.

I have done ipconfig release/renew, there are no flags in Device Manager, the wireless icon says there is a good connection, it's set to automatically detect settings. ping shows the ip address. However, the diagnostic for XP reports the following: "Could not get proxy settings via the Automatic Proxy Configuration mechanism. This computer has the following default gateway entry[ies]:
There is no default gateway entry"
Please advise what I should try next. Thanks, Cory

A:Solved: dell mini wireless down, ethernet ok

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I Have Dell optiplex 745 With 3.4 Ghz Pentium D Processor with 4MB cache Memory .... Recently I wanted To Upgrade my p.c to dual core 2.6Ghz  E5300.. when i put Dual core processor into my board and truned on p.c the all lights was green and fan was running too fast and mY lcd Does Not dsplay anything .... And also My bios version is 2.6.3 .. what is the main fault in it.... kindly anyone tell me.... what should i do ???

A:Dell Optiplex 745 Mini Tower Upgrade

Hi Asfand_Munib,
Before installing a new processor, please update the BIOS to latest version from Here.
Note : Please save and close all running programs and documents and disconnect all external peripherals (printer, flash drives, external hard drives, etc) and connect the computer to a surge protector before updating the bios.
If all the lights are green and you are not receiving any beep codes from the system then it means that the processor has been installed correctly. Please check if the keyboard lights (Capslock, Numlock, etc) respond when you press the corresponding keys. Please verify the connections on rear of the system and check if they are connected firmly. Also, check if you are able to hear any windows jingle sounds after some time when you power on the system. Please share the exact model of Optiplex 745 you are using as it comes in 4 form factors viz Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF), Desktop (DT), Small Form Factor (SFF), and Mini-Tower (MT). A picture is attached below.

Please reply with the information. Will take it further from there.

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I am running a Dell Mini. It is taking in excess of 5 minutes. I have run cc cleaner, malwarebytes and AVG Anti-Virus Free with no improvement.

The specs for the Mini are:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 1210
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2 GenuineIntel ~1330 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A04, 5/3/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5574 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.080402-1256)"
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 262.35 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.38 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
I hope someone has some good advice.


A:Solved: Dell Mini, Slow Boot

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Hi, I am having a problem with my dell wireless lan minicard which is intergrated into my dell inspiron laptop.

I have been searching the internet and i have found some information on increasing the power output of the card. I am wanting to increase the power output of the card, not the router for various issues.

I found some information regarding hacking into the HAL, some part of the firmware in network cards that can contain the power output information.
If someone can provide me with a guide on doing that it will be appreciated.

Also, if anyone knows any third party software, or firmware that can increase the power output of my dell wireless mini card it will be appreciated.

Please don't reply with information regarding the router as i have been searching the internet all day to increase the power output of my wireless card and found most of the information regarding the router which i dont want.


A:Dell wireless Mini card reception low.

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I have a Dell inspiron one 2330 all in one and was wanting to connect it to a mac mini to use ut as the monitor. Does anyone know if the HDMI port is compatible with connecting it to a mac mini?

A:connecting MAC Mini to dell inspiron one 2330

I think the HDMI socket on the Inspiron is an output. Dell says it is no longer available so doesn't publish specs but this review refers to the HDMI connector for driving a second monitor -
I might normally say 'suck it and see' but if I were you I would seek definite information on whether or not you can treat this HDMI socket as an input before you try it.
Chris Cosgrove

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I have a Dell Mini netbook. I am trying to remove the hard drive to upgrade it. It is held in place by two screws. I can't remove the screws, and I have tried with a variety of screw drivers, but now the screws are stripped.

Any suggestions? Or should I take it to the Geek Squad or send it to Dell?

A:Can't remove hard drive on dell mini

Dremel (or other fine rotary tool) & a drill bit. This might be your only option if the screws are stripped, and it may not be sound advice, but it should do the trick.

There is, of course, a chance you could drill into the motherboard and ruin the computer. Your choice; your risk.

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My Inspiron Mini netbook has suddenly had its screen colors whacked out. This just started happening today. All of the sudden, all white (#FFFFFF) becomes pink (as in the standard transparent color) and all black (#000000) becomes green. This only happens to pixels that are exactly white or black.

Also, the screen resolution is messed up somehow - I set it to the usual setting of 1024x768, but the screen stretches beyond the bottom of the screen - only the top half of the start menu shows up at the bottom left.

I have two operating systems, and this problem occurs in both OS's and in the BIOS.

Finally, this problem occasionally goes away for up to a few seconds at a time, only to return the same way. This started happening while browsing the web.

I'm sure this is a hardware problem because it happens no matter what software is running.

Please help!

A:Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Screen Problems

I just had the exact same thing happen to my Mini a couple days ago. I see you haven't gotten a response here, but maybe you've come across a solution by now?

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I recently bought a Dell Inspiron MIni 10 off of ebay. It seemed to be perfect, then I began surfing the internet and the antivirus program started causing trouble. It turned out to be malware so I uninstalled it and it worked fine. Then I went to youtube an the computer randomnly froze. Now I try to start it up and it gets to the Windows XP Home screen, then freezes. It used to work in Safe Mode. I even did the system restore. Now it gets past the dell load up screen, but then displays a black screen. It will not go any farther and now safe mode doesn't even work. I did diagnostics and got no error codes.

A:Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Start Up Problem

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Hi all,

Ok dont know if this is the correct place to post this or if anyone can help but here goes.

I have a dell mini 1018 which got dropped and now has HDD issues. This happened in july 2012. I tried recovering my files and it didn't work. SO i put it in the cupboard and was going to send it away to recover my files but since it was a hardware fault the thought of ?300 for physical recovery made me a little sick. Anyway, thought i'd give it another go and luckly i have managed to recover all my files. I dont care about my programs as it was fairly new and not much on there.

The netbook contains 1 HDD with 2 Partitions

1 c:\ (OS)
2 d:\ (recoevery) about 10gb

The netbook doesn't have a cd/dvd drive and instead uses a recovery partition. I have brought the exact same HDD and am trying to image the drive but i am getting CRC errors.

My question is if i manage to image both the partitions and the recovery partition has no CRC erros then i should be able to use the recovery to reset back to factory settings on the new HDD ?

Im using DriveImageXML to backup each partition but how would i loading them onto the new HDD, would i have to partition the drive first ? i guess it would have to match the same setup as the original.

DOes anyone have any experience in this or know where i could go to to find out ?

A:Dell inspiron mini 1018 recovery using new HDD

Just to clarify...

Computer dropped, files recovered (where are they stored now?), bought new HDD, can't clone?

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Need technical help on installing windows xp on a Dell mini 9. error says <setup cannot access this disk>

ubuntu says <input/output error during read on /dev/sda> . can anyone help me . thanks.

A:Dell Mini 9 setup cannot access disk!

The 16GB hard drive is most likely bad. These mini's run hot

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The screen says "unmountable_boot_volume".

is there any way to fix this? keep in mind there is NO CD DRIVE

A:[SOLVED] Dell Inspiron Mini 10 BSOD

Go into BIOS and see if the Hard drive is in the boot order and it is the first boot device. Then press f10 to change the settings.

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I have not used my Dell Inspiron Mini Duo lap top in many months and now it will not let me sign in. 
As far as I recall, I never set an access password as I am the only one who uses a computer. The message says:  The user profile Service service failed the logon.  User profile can not be loaded. 
Any ideas how to break in to my own computer?

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Howdy - Recently bought a Dell Inspiron 1012 mini with an Atheros AR9285 802.11 b/g/n wireless adapter. When connecting to my home network, the card only recognizes the 2.4G radio on my Netgear dual band router - it can't find the 5G signal at all! I know the 5G radio works because it streams to our TV at that speed. Dell Support couldn't help me out. Anyone experience this or have any ideas?

A:Dell Mini's n adapter can't find my 5G radio.

Wifi issues can be a royal pain. Welcome to the forums btw, I suggest first looking to see if there is new firmware for your router. If there is newer firmware, i suggest you upgrade to it. Be sure you have the latest drivers from dell for your card, you might also look for drivers directly from atheros.

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Can anyone help me find the user and service manuals for my Dell 1011 mini netbook? I have located the one on the Dell site, but that one is a section by section 'on the web' version. I would really like to have the manuals in PDF or Word format, so I can download, view, save, and print as all one file.

The one's I have tried lately are from malicious sites that have malware, etc. in their files.

Thanks in advance!

A:Dell Mini 10v Netbook 1011-need manuals

Hi lou62,

You may download the 'PDF format' of the 'Service Manual' for Dell 1011 Mini: (Please ensure that you follow all safety instructions mentioned in the document)

I also found the 'Setup Guide' for Inspiron 10 Mini in 'PDF Format':

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further questions; would be glad to assist.

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