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Dell 1535 from 32 bit Vista to 64 bit Win 7

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

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.
Tom

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This happen on Jan 25. I was online, and the wireless stopped working, did not change settings. It says it has excellent signal strength, and locates the signal from the DLink yet it will not connected with the wireless 802.11, but does connect with an ethernet wired connection. Called Dell to Troubleshooted problem, they said it is a known software problem not covered by my warranty, cannot afford to pay for fix. Have been all over the internet, for a known software issue no one seems to be having the exact same issue. I have since formatted the computer. Dell says the card is fine since it works with the ethernet. I have a second latop Dell Inspiron 1545 and it works just fine, so I know it is not the DLink. Has anyone else had, and fixed this problem?

From another thread, required restart. Also reset modem and Dlink. Here is a copy paste of an earlier thread (Red text) that fixed my problem THANK YOU WarriorMP!!!







Originally Posted by WarriorMP


My appologies,

I should have updated this thread. As it happens I found the solution as to why it wouldn't connect through a router.
I have this nifty little nVidia "Network Controller Test Utility" that I ran at the beginning of all this. See, this computer was given to me for the very same reason this thread was posted. Anyway, at first I didn't make the connection but at the bottom of the utility after the test was run there was a note: " Swap cable for known g... Read more

A:Vista 32bit Dell 1535, 802.11 wireless stopped working.

Originally Posted by LRay53


This happen on Jan 25. I was online, and the wireless stopped working, did not change settings. It says it has excellent signal strength, and locates the signal from the DLink yet it will not connected with the wireless 802.11, but does connect with an ethernet wired connection. Called Dell to Troubleshooted problem, they said it is a known software problem not covered by my warranty, cannot afford to pay for fix. Have been all over the internet, for a known software issue no one seems to be having the exact same issue. I have since formatted the computer. Dell says the card is fine since it works with the ethernet. I have a second latop Dell Inspiron 1545 and it works just fine, so I know it is not the DLink. Has anyone else had, and fixed this problem?

From another thread, required restart. Also reset modem and Dlink. Here is a copy paste of an earlier thread (Red text) that fixed my problem THANK YOU WarriorMP!!!







Originally Posted by WarriorMP


My appologies,

I should have updated this thread. As it happens I found the solution as to why it wouldn't connect through a router.
I have this nifty little nVidia "Network Controller Test Utility" that I ran at the beginning of all this. See, this computer was given to me for the very same reason this thread was posted. Anyway, at first I didn't make the connection but at the bottom of the utility after the test was run th... Read more

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Hello All
I am new to the forum I have a Dell 1535 it is 5 months old. I have had to call dell several times after running their hardware diagnostic they have informed me that the problem that I am experiencing is an issue with the registry. I was not able to get to my desktop had a blank screen. When I did get to it I was not able to access the internet. I have since returned to factory settings. I find the laptop is not as fast as when I first got it. I read in the forum another 1535 owner disabling his web cam when he upadated. Just wondering if I have to do the same.
My laptop has a webcam and finger reader I have had problems with the finger reader where the software sent from dell wont even load without an error message and dell uninstalled and did there thing to fix. the finger reader is again not working. I am hoping my post is not confusing. Whatever info you can provide would be useful please in as simple terms as possible
thanks

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cant find quickset driovers..... downloaded drivers for vista and xp but it dont work..... so dudes i need your help

win 7 (7600) x32
dell studio 1535

A:Dell studio 1535

  
Quote: Originally Posted by infernOO


cant find quickset driovers..... downloaded drivers for vista and xp but it dont work..... so dudes i need your help

win 7 (7600) x32
dell studio 1535


Try to install the vista drivers in vista comp That might work.

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Good day everybody,
Small help pls

Fresh installed windows 7 in my DELL Studio 1535 ,,, everything "Drivers" works perfect! no issue except one thing which actually needs your help PLS

Fingerprint seems doesn't work!
Can someone direct me how solve that or guide me to the right place that i would download the right driver "fingerprint" for my DELL

My earlier OS was Vista Home-premium and fingerprint was working perfect on that OS

Thank you all,
Hani

A:DELL Studio 1535

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hani1231


Good day everybody,
Small help pls

Fresh installed windows 7 in my DELL Studio 1535 ,,, everything "Drivers" works perfect! no issue except one thing which actually needs your help PLS

Fingerprint seems doesn't work!
Can someone direct me how solve that or guide me to the right place that i would download the right driver "fingerprint" for my DELL

My earlier OS was Vista Home-premium and fingerprint was working perfect on that OS

Thank you all,
Hani



Hani if it worked on vista it will work with the same driver on win 7 if you install the driver in compatibility mode
to do that right click the installer>properties>choose OS.

Ken

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Well i have some problem with resolution... my graphic card is ati mobility radeon hd 3450 and then i playing like an example america's army 3 i have (800x600) not full screen and black collor as it was written at one oll thread.
plz help me
btw i downloaded new drivers for video card, but the results are same ....

A:Dell studio 1535

  
Quote: Originally Posted by infernOO


Well i have some problem with resolution... my graphic card is ati mobility radeon hd 3450 and then i playing like an example america's army 3 i have (800x600) not full screen and black collor as it was written at one oll thread.
plz help me
btw i downloaded new drivers for video card, but the results are same ....



inferno

Where did you get the driver? what version is it? is it 32 bit or 64? how much ram? Could you tell us more abt what you did to try and change the resolution?

Waiting on info

Ken

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I had an issue with installing a game on my dell 1535 laptop, and it stopped starting up completely, wouldn't turn on all the way. At this point i had windows vista, i had a friend who knows a lot about computers look at it and he restored it to factory settings and installed windows 7 on it. When i got the laptop home, it worked fine but it said i didn't have a dvd drive. i restarted the computer and hit f12 and selected cd/dvd rom drive and it booted fine and recognized the dvd drive. it worked fine for 3 days then when i booted it up it told me i could not find the hard drive. then i tried the same thing as i did with the dvd drive and it started up again, but now everytime i boot it up it launches startup repair which then tells me the problem can;t be fixed and it flashes to a blue screen then shutsdown. and i can't do a factory settings restore because no operating system is listed to restore to on the restore menu when you hit f8 then repair computer......any insight on how to fix this??

A:Dell 1535 Laptop

Do a repair install with your windows 7 dvd....

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I have a dell studio 1535 that came with all the cds but my dog chew them all I have nothing to work with but an XP oem s there a way I can install the xp in this computer I tried but keep on telling me that there is an error in the hard disk and I actually was having issues with the computer I believe there was a virus and it?s not even leting me star the windows I still have access to the menu with F2 F12 or F8 thats how i tried to install the xp but it start charging the cd but then stops and tells me about the error is ther away they can send me a copy othe disks when I bought the computer because I know I can have the drivers at their web side but not the vista to reinstall everything. So my biggest question is can I clear the hard drive and format it ?

A:Format dell studio 1535

What operateing system is installed now?

If you have the Dell System restore ( not all Dells do ) you can use that and you will not need a install CD

Dell - Technical Support

If not, You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here ( You will have to change the operating system to match yours.

You can request a replacement instalation cd here:

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Hi, I'm trying to install Dell Studio 1535 Bios drivers from A02 to A06 , but i get error : Error! The BIOS update could not be performed ,because a valid ROM image file could not be found . If can it be , because Windows 7 can't read this driver?

A:Dell 1535 Bios Drivers

you might have a corrupted download
try downloading again

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Hi! I have been given a Dell Studio 1535 to fix: the laptop isn't turning on and before, when it did power on, it worked slowly. The charger was in a really bad shape, tho I tried to power it on anyway, and it did power on, but for 5 seconds,enough time for me to get in BIOS settings. There, afyer 1 second I reached them, it died because the charger was moved 1 mm. Since then, the laptop never powered on again. I even replaced the charger, which besides it tries to charge it in every position I insert it in the charging jack, it did nothing. The original charger had 4.52A, but the newer one has only 3.43A.We have 2 possibilities:1. Trying to PO (power on) the laptop with a battery: the charging LED blinks red 4 times and white once.2. Trying to PO the laptop without a battery: the charging LED stayes on for 2 seconds and then it shuts off.In neither of these possibilities the laptop turns on.

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Good Evening all ;

I own a Dell Studio 1535 Model , a few days back my laptop was actually having some Updates while Shutting down , Suddenly it stopped and my Laptop was Shut Down , Next day when I Started it , the system just showed me a BSOD !
I tried to use Start in Safe Mode , Factory restore options by Tapping F8 just after the start , but Nothing worked , It continously showed me BSOD after every process , Therefore I got nothing to help out , even after contacting Dell , as we all know a very weak response was what I got ; So I need a Little help out from you people If you can let me know the process of restoring my system back , and giving proceedings about how to format such Laptops , I never used vista before this :-/
Anyhow I'm even attaching the BSOD error clicked by my Camera !
I'll be thankful if I get the Solution as soon as Possible.

BSOD Error Screen



Thank You !

A:Dell Studio 1535 - BSOD

If you are not able to see the Attached Image , Then please Right click and Open it in a new Tab =)
Thank You !

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I have a Dell Studio 1535 I removed Vista and installed XP pro I thought I installed all the drivers but still no sound..... Can anyone help????
 

A:No sound on Dell Studio 1535

See the Verified answer on the Dell site for the driver download: http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19139703/19290059.aspx
 

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Dell -1535 dell studio . it crashed while uploading data in shutdown mode and i have a blue screen. i know how to restore it but cant because my cd-rom broken . So i'm running it in safe mode networking so i can use it. I tried recovering it from the hard drive but it does not read correctly is there anything i can do
 

A:Dell 1535 studio recovery

This appears to be a Vista machine so I will move this thread to the appropriate forum.
 

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The Dell Studio 1535 is new! I got Dell Studio 1535 yesterday. When I update and require restart. When the laptop turns on and I just saw blue screen with white letters. I had to reformatted and everything is fine. This morning, I had problem again. I can't type anything. When I press "F" and the program is open. When I press "M" and the internet is minimize, ETC.

Spec:
Intel? Core 2 Duo T5800 2.0GHz



Midnight Blue Color

15.4" WXGA Widescreen w/ Truelife

Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Genuine Microsoft? Windows? Vista Home Premium Edition

4GB DDR2 Memory, 667MHz

320GB SATA Hard Drive

8X DVD+/-RW Drive with double-layer DVD+R write capability - Read and Burn both CDs and DVDs

Dell Wireless 1397 802.11b/g Card- Wireless ready!

Integrated 2.0 mega pixel webcamIntegrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem

Integrated High Definition Audio 2.085Whr 9-Cell Li-Ion Battery with Power Adapter

A:Dell Studio 1535 problem

Hi GiantsFan23 and welcome to Vista Forums

I have tidied your post up so that it can be read without having to scroll (removed the </span> commands).
It sounds as though you have received a BSOD - Blue Screen Of Death. Without knowing what is on the screen, it is hard to ascertain what is wrong and to assist you. Please post back with full details of what is on this screen - capture it using a digital camera if necessary and attach the image to the post.
In the meantime, here is the Search Results - DELL COMMUNITY for your laptop. Have a look through these to see if anyone else has had the same or a similar problem and what they did to resolve it.

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Hello everyone!

Could you please help me with the following:
Ive got a Dell Studio 1535 running Windows Vista.
I want to upgrade to Windows 7, used the Upgrade Advisor, no problem.
The only thing I need before I want to install Win 7 are the drivers.
HOWEVER Dell hasnt got any drivers suitable for my PC!
When I go to the download page, it only gives 2 options:
-> Windows Vista 32 bit
-> Windows Vista 64 bit
What am I to do?
I really want to upgrade, but if the drivers are missing, my PC wont work!
Do the vista drivers work for 7 as well???
Please help me!

A:Dell Studio 1535 Drivers!

In most cases, Vista drivers will work for Windows 7 as well. However, you might like to try a clean installation - the DVD contains many more drivers than the one for Vista, and you might not actually need any others.

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My situation is similar to one posted earlier. The laptop goes through the normal boot sequence right up to the mouse pointer on a black screen, and hangs. If I leave the computer at the black screen and pointer it eventually goes to screen saver mode.

I have completely booted the machine using a flashdrive with linux to run an antivirus scan, but windows will not boot.

I have thought that a factory restore is in order, however, when I go to the advanced Boot options menu the "repair your computer" option isn't there.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. BTW this computer is not mine, it was brought to me to clean up...obviously needs more than a cleaning.

A:Dell Studio 1535 won't boot

A couple more things, I have tried booting into safe mode with the same results. The other advanced options all resulted in the same situation.

Thinking I could run SFC if I got to a command prompt, but no love. This system hangs every time in the same place.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1535 I purchased in Sept. of 2008 and the Backlight bulb has quit working.
Does anyone know the cost of the Bulb?
I live in the Minneapolis area and would also be looking for a shop to replace said bulb.
Any information would be appreciated.

Jerry

P.S. My tag # is 7TF01F1
 

A:Dell Laptop 1535 BackLight

Actually, it's far more likely that the inverter has crapped out, they go more often than the backlight.

In any case, you can buy the inverters or the backlight bulbs, try a search on eBay for the parts. If you're going to take it to a shop, the cost of labor will be far more than the parts.
 

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Hi , i have few troubles with my Dell , I have Windows 7 about 6~7 months ,first of all I had Windows XP and with Wireless everything was good,but now with Windows 7 I realy need now Wireless , because I work in place where is Wireless internet.And there is my problem:My Wireless and Bluetooth swither doesn't work ,when I turn on Wireless and Bluetooth nothing happens.In network options nothing about Wireless.I look in BIOS options and there is write Wireless card {none}.I think there is no Wireless and Bluetooth drivers, from where I can get these drivers for Windows 7.Waiting for advice

A:Dell Studio 1535 Wireless problem

Dell only has Vista drivers for this model, although usually the Vista drivers work OK on Win 7.
There is an Intel chipset driver listed on the downloads Drivers & Downloads and if the chipset drivers are not installed many devices may not work. On most Dell's the install sequence is (1) Install Windows (2) Install Dell Laptop System Software (3) Install Chipset Drivers (4) Install device drivers.

The Dell downloads have drivers for your hardware, as noted USUALLY the Vista drivers will work for Win 7.

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I am trying to reformat the Dell to its original setting, I pressed F8 and it does not give me the option Repair Computer or Dell Factory Image Restore as stated be Dell. I tried contacting Dell but my warranty expired last year, now they want to charge $50 just to scan. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

A:Dell 1535 Reformat to Original Settings

Here is the support site for the Dell Studio 1535 laptop.

Go here and start reading at page 267.

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Hello , I have one problem , my Dell Studio 1535 Not charging my battery.All plugged in corectly and Charger works ,becouse when i take off batery from laptop it's still working.And i can see in power option there is write ,because my batery (plugged in,not charging).Waiting for answers

A:Dell Studio 1535 Charging problem

How old is the battery?

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Hi guys don't know if you can help

Have a Dell Studio 1535 which came with Vista Home Premium installed
It has 4GB Memory (RAM)

Checked and could not find anything that said it was not compatible with Windows 7
So bought a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium
As recommended by Windows 7 I uninstalled these programs

1 - iTunes
2 - ATI Catalyst Install Manager (had to do this by selecting Change & then uninstall in Control Panel/Programs & Features
as no uninstall option with this program for some reason)

Checked system type - 32 bit operating system
So used the 32 bit software

When I tried to install it got error "The upgrade was not successful. Your previous version of windows is being restored. Do not restart your computer during this time"

I know other people have been able to install Windows 7 on this model

Is there anything that you can suggest I try?

I am a novice so if you can help please give basic instructions that a non techie person can follow

Help I hate Vista !!!
Thanks
 

A:Windows 7 not loading on Dell Studio 1535

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Our 6 month old dell studio 1535 has stopped working correctly.

First sign of fault was that cooling fan came on permanently yesterday, then touchpad pointer stopped working. I used system restore to restore it to the day befores setting and shut down. on restart the pointer worked but the keyboard wouldn,t.

Anybody got any suggestiong before i go through the hasstle of sending it back to dell.

Thanks

Kenny
 

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Hi guys don't know if you can help

Have a Dell Studio 1535 which came with Vista Home Premium installed
It has 4GB Memory (RAM)
Running Kaspersky internet security
Checked Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and could not find anything that said it was not compatible with Windows 7
So bought a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium
As recommended by Windows 7 I uninstalled these programs

1 - iTunes
2 - ATI Catalyst Install Manager (had to do this by selecting Change & then uninstall in Control Panel/Programs & Features
as no uninstall option with this program for some reason)

Checked system type - 32 bit operating system
So used the 32 bit software

When I tried to install it got error "The upgrade was not successful. Your previous version of windows is being restored. Do not restart your computer during this time"

I know other people have been able to install Windows 7 on this model

Is there anything that you can suggest I try?

I am not majorly 'techie' so if you can help please give basic instructions that a non techie person can follow

Help
Thanks

A:Windows 7 not loading on Dell Studio 1535

It is strongly recommended to do a Clean Install rather than an in-place Upgrade which imports any corruption from the prior OS.

Clean Install Windows 7 Boot the Win7 DVD, select Custom install, use Drive tools to format before installing Win7. The DVD will see the prior OS at bootup to allow use of Upgrade version key.

If there was ever a time for a fresh clean install it is with the best OS ever.

If you must for some reason do an in-place Upgrade at this time, try running it with a Clean Boot procedure.

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Laptop does not start clean. after the dialog box runs to the end there is a request to type "desktop" and press enter at the prompt. The desktop items make appearance after this only. any attempt to foreclose the box by clicking x causes laptop to restart and process starts all over again.Attachments include hijackthis log.

A:startup problem for Dell laptop 1535

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Hi everyone. I slipped a dvd into my drive, carefully as usual, and for some reason, my eject button and manual eject (from computer setting) won't work. Anyone else ever had this problem?

Can someone please advise?

A:Disc stuck in Dell Studio 1535

There is a small hole in the drive door. Insert a key (straightened paper clip) and push. You are feeling for a spring button.

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Hello guys!

Today, my copy of Windows 7 Ultimate finally arrived!
Installation was no problem and most of the drivers are installed.
However, I still miss a few.
I miss:

Name: A base system device
Developer: unknown
Location: PCI-bus 3, device 1, function 3

Name: Unknow device
Developer: unknowm
Location: on Intel(R) ICH8M LPC Interface Controller - 2815

Windows automatically installed all the other drivers.
But I cannot find any driver for the devices listed above.
Does somebody know where I can find them?
Please help me!

A:Missing drivers Dell Studio 1535

Hi, try here , it might help you.

Solution Station by Dell

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Hi all

Its been about 2 week since I installed Windows 7.
I love the new OS but I am still missing some drivers!!!
I tried to contact Dell, and this was their answer:
"You need to download the Windows 7 drivers"
Like I dont know...
But there are still no Windows 7 drivers on the Studio 1535 driver download page.
This is the information Windows gives me:

Name: A base system device
Developer: unknown
Location: PCI-bus 3, device 1, function 3

Name: Unknow device
Developer: unknowm
Location: on Intel(R) ICH8M LPC Interface Controller - 2815

I read something about Ricoh drivers or something like that, but I cannot find any solution... One of the missing drivers listed above is for the remote control (i think)
Because it doesnt respond to any button I push on it :P
Could somebody please help me!!

(is it possible that Windows 7 has trouble starting up because of the missing drivers?)

A:Missing Dell Studio 1535 drivers

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bitquestion


Hi all

Its been about 2 week since I installed Windows 7.
I love the new OS but I am still missing some drivers!!!
I tried to contact Dell, and this was their answer:
"You need to download the Windows 7 drivers"
Like I dont know...
But there are still no Windows 7 drivers on the Studio 1535 driver download page.
This is the information Windows gives me:

Name: A base system device
Developer: unknown
Location: PCI-bus 3, device 1, function 3

Name: Unknow device
Developer: unknowm
Location: on Intel(R) ICH8M LPC Interface Controller - 2815

I read something about Ricoh drivers or something like that, but I cannot find any solution... One of the missing drivers listed above is for the remote control (i think)
Because it doesnt respond to any button I push on it :P
Could somebody please help me!!

(is it possible that Windows 7 has trouble starting up because of the missing drivers?)


Hi and welcome

I too suffer dells lack of win 7 64bit support. You can use the vista drivers as long as you install them in compatibility mode. to do so you right click installer>properties>compatibility mode check vista

Hope this helps and let us know
Ken J+

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About a day after installing windows 7 professional 64 bit on my Dell Studio 1535 (which had been running Vista home premium 64 bit), my keyboard became very cantankerous. I expect this is a driver issue, but I haven't been able to solve it. I've installed vista drivers from dell.com for various input devices (Drivers & Downloads). This managed to get the card reader working (it was the only thing 7 identified as problematic), but didn't help the keyboard.

More on the problem; all the keys still work if you type very slowly. Here's that last sentence typed at normal speed on my keyboard: orote proble;alte ks sllwork if yo tpe very slol. Right now I'm typing on a mac USB keyboard that's working fine. Also, the row of light-up controls above the keyboard (volume controls, eject, media control) no longer work. Not a big deal, I can live without those. The touch pad is also slow and jumpy, but I usually use a USB mouse.

Can anyone point me to a Vista driver for the keyboard that's in the laptop? Or help me solve this some other way? Windows 7 says that all the drivers are OK.

A:Dell Studio 1535 keyboard driver

  
Quote: Originally Posted by filups21


About a day after installing windows 7 professional 64 bit on my Dell Studio 1535 (which had been running Vista home premium 64 bit), my keyboard became very cantankerous. I expect this is a driver issue, but I haven't been able to solve it. I've installed vista drivers from dell.com for various input devices (Drivers & Downloads). This managed to get the card reader working (it was the only thing 7 identified as problematic), but didn't help the keyboard.

More on the problem; all the keys still work if you type very slowly. Here's that last sentence typed at normal speed on my keyboard: orote proble;alte ks sllwork if yo tpe very slol. Right now I'm typing on a mac USB keyboard that's working fine. Also, the row of light-up controls above the keyboard (volume controls, eject, media control) no longer work. Not a big deal, I can live without those. The touch pad is also slow and jumpy, but I usually use a USB mouse.

Can anyone point me to a Vista driver for the keyboard that's in the laptop? Or help me solve this some other way? Windows 7 says that all the drivers are OK.


Type device manager in search. When you have the manager, click on all the arrows by items that you are interested in. If there is a new driver available you will see a yellow warning sticker. Is this the way you checked, already? If your drivers are ok, the obvious os left. Maybe time for a new keyboard.

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PROBLEM: Dell BIOS 1535_A06.EXE update utility hangs during BIOS flash process.

DESCRIPTION:

1. Open Dell BIOS 1535_A06.EXE update utility from saved location on desktop by right-clicking and running as Administrator.

2. Click [Continue] button on "Dell BIOS Flash" update utility dialogue box asking "Replace 'A05' BIOS with 'A06' BIOS?"

3. Click [Okay] in Shutdown Confirmation dialog box.

4. Computer shuts down, like normal ("Logging off..." screen, then "Shutting down..." screen).

5. Instead of powering down, the computer "hangs"--still powered on (exhaust fan and Media Strip buttons active, power button light on). The computer NEVER finishes the shutdown process and powers off.

If I force-shutdown the computer (hold the power button down for 5 seconds), the computer powers down, but when I restart it (push power button, wait for POST), the BIOS load screen still says Dell BIOS A05 under the POST test status bar.

In other words, because of this weird hang-up (not finishing the shutdown and hanging in a full-powered mode), the BIOS updated never activates.

This "hanging" issue also happens any time the computer automatically restarts itself, whether by command (choosing "Restart" from the Windows menu), or through a system process (installing new software that automatically calls the system into restart mode. EVERY TIME, it will hang in this weird powered-but-useless mode, never fully powering off.... Read more

A:BIOS: Dell Studio 1535 A06 Installation Hangs

To fix media strip buttons (touch sensitive) you should do firmware upgrade "FW7_X0D" which can be found and read about in detail here:


How to fix the media control panel on a Dell Studio 1535/1536/1537 - Neowin Forums


I hope this helps at least one related issue you're having.

Note: Upgrading from A05 to A06 DOES NOT solve the media strip buttons problem, only the firmware supplied above does. Good luck!!! (I personally struggled with the media control buttons issue for months before stumbling upon the solution which worked like a charm!)

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Dell Studio 1535

I've successfully installed Windows 7 on a clients laptop, the thing is the touchpad won't scroll anymore after having installed W7.

I have all the drivers and everything, even the driver for the touchpad.

I just can't figure out to set/configure the touchpad to scroll again.

Note: The touchpad itself does work, but it just won't scroll.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Dell Studio 1535 touchpad won't scroll after installing W7

Do you have x86 or x64 Windows 7? You say you have the drivers, confirm that it is these (pick for your correct version)

32 Bit

64 Bit

A Guy

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The picture does not fill the screen on my laptop. It has a setting of 1280 X 800. I need to have a 16:10 ratio to fill the screen. How do I get it when its not an opt? It said it was supported in siw report but I can't load it. ???

A:dell studio 1535 /w ati mobility radeon HD 3450

DJH mate try downloading the driver from here and see if the Catalyst control Centre will let you scale the screen.

Oops http://support.amd.com/en-us/downloa...Windows+7+-+64

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It is a Dell Studio 1535. After cleaning my computer with air.... I rebooted it and the cd/dvd button seems stuck. It lights up and keeps trying to eject even when I insert a disk it ejects it. Any ideas?
 

A:Dell Studio 1535 sensitive cntrl to dvd stuck

maybe use a paper clip and gently try to pry it back up/out. make sure no crud is keeping it punched in
 

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When I try to print a pdf file, when I click on the print it freezes the computer. Don't know what to do???

A:Dell studio 1535 freezes when I try to print a pdf file

Hi and welcome to TSF try uninstalling the printer software and drivers then reinstall

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Hi,Brand: Dell Laptop Studio 1535 Model: PP33L start up issues. The laptop lights go on like it's going to start, then the PC shuts off.1. Checked the ram2. Checked the power cord and battery.3. Discharged the electricity from the PC holding down the the power button and doing that procedure.No Luck? 

A:Dell Laptop Studio 1535 Model: PP33L start up issues

You have three options.
(1) Send the motherboard in to be repaired (poor choice) I have used this option several times. Fast fail again rate is very high. You can easily find people on ebay that fix boards.
(2) Get a new motherboard if you love the laptop and it is very good condition other wise
(3) Junk it and get a new laptop (best option)

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Hi,

I just installed Windows 7 x64 on my Dell Studio 1535 laptop, and it says that I am missing a base system device driver. Here are the details:

Hardware ID:
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_02541028&REV_12
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_02541028
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&CC_088000
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&CC_0880

Compatible ID:
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&REV_12
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592
PCI\VEN_1180&CC_088000
PCI\VEN_1180&CC_0880
PCI\VEN_1180
PCI\CC_088000
PCI\CC_0880

Any idea what this could be?
 

A:Dell Studio 1535 missing driver in Windows 7 x64 (Base System Device)

It's your Ricoh Card Reader R5C833. (<== click on it to download)
 

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Hi guys,
I'm new to the forum and have had the below issue for about a week now.
I've been looking for solutions in this forum and online but nothing worked or matched the symptoms.
Symptoms are :
The computer when powered up does not start,
Screen remains black,
Touch sounds buttons mute and raise volume blink in unison,
Lower sound button remain on,
This is for a Dell Studio 1535 I have had for 7 years. Running windows 8 for 4/5 months now.
I have tried : A solution by Krypebud posted here 6 years ago : which was to download the firmware ISO I and reboot the computer. This did not work.
I have also checked that the screen does not work on a second monitor : it does not.
Additionally I have tried the LCD BIST test which works fine, no distortions, colours all seem fine.

Would anyone know needs to be done here ? (apart from buying a new laptop)
Please be simple in your explanations I have very little knowledge of computers, assume I have no idea about anything.
Thanks in advance for your help,
Greg

A:Dell Studio 1535 - Sound Button Lights Flashing - Computer won't start

greggerg,
There are 3 sound buttons in a row. Which one remains on? The first one while the other 2 blink?

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Has anyone heard of any release date for the Xeon 1535 chip for the P50?  Thanks in advance.











Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:P50 Xeon 1535 availability in the US?

Knldge,
 
I checked with the product manager for the P series and wanted to pass along the following information:
 
The 1535 is available in the US, but it?s not showing on the US website for Lenovo.com.  The product manager has sent a note to that team to get that CPU posted on the site so customers can build with it. Rather than wait a few days, feel free to call in and work directly with a Lenovo representative to spec out a 1535 system. In the US, you can reach Lenovo sales for ThinkPad Mobile Workstations at 1-855-253-6686.
 
A note about alternate Xeon processors which I wanted to make available for other customers considering the ThinkPad P50 Mobile Workstation:
 

Lenovo does not offer the 1545 or 1575 on P50. This is because both of these CPUs are paired with the Iris Pro graphics which requires a different thermal assembly than Lenovo designed for the ThinkPad P50. 
While those CPUs are slightly faster (0.1GHz) than the CPUs paired with Iris graphics (P530), the trade-off to accommodate the bigger TDP didn?t make sense as the vast majority of Lenovo customers ask for discrete graphics and really don?t want/use the Intel integrated graphics in the first place.

 
I hope this information assists you with your purchasing decision.
 
Sincerely,

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Thank you for helping me guy.
here's another problem.

I upgrade my window. Then the system doesn't support my sound board, ALi 1535 sound. It is onboard sound card.

Pls guide me where can i download this sound board drivers. Pls Give me some link.
 

A:Where can i get ALi 1535 sound driver? Help.

Try one of these these:
http://www.driverscollection.com/?file_id=18883
http://www.driverscollection.com/gf.php?file_id=18883&sid=873008267
 

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Hello , First of all i want to sorry for my English . Ok there is my problem , i installed Windows 7 x64 on my Dell Studio 1535 , all works fine ,but when my Mobile Phone is near my laptop it's get crazy.When I'm getting SMS or call it looks like my mouse roll goes up and down all the time when i'm getting call.For example my Mozilla FireFox page goes up and down. This problem is too when I'm using Vodafone mobile Connect internet and it's use GPRS cennection.This looks like is something wrong with device waves.Who can help me with this problem?

A:My Studio 1535 Gets Crazy

  
Quote: Originally Posted by EdvardasK


Hello , First of all i want to sorry for my English . Ok there is my problem , i installed Windows 7 x64 on my Dell Studio 1535 , all works fine ,but when my Mobile Phone is near my laptop it's get crazy.When I'm getting SMS or call it looks like my mouse roll goes up and down all the time when i'm getting call.For example my Mozilla FireFox page goes up and down. This problem is too when I'm using Vodafone mobile Connect internet and it's use GPRS cennection.This looks like is something wrong with device waves.Who can help me with this problem?


Hi and welcome
What wifi card is in your dell?

Ken J+

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Every so often, the touch-button that raises volume becomes "stuck". I can only temporarily get rid of the problem by shutting down the computer. After I turn the computer back on, it makes a very loud beeping noise then proceeds to work, for the most part, normally. Also, my mouse stops every so often in the middle of moving it. Please help! I don't want to have to send my laptop in if this is fixable.
Thanks for all of your help.
 
In case it matters, I'm running Vista Home Premium on my Dell Studio 1535. I'm fairly certain I have all the BIOS and the drivers updated.

A:Studio 1535 Problem!

A Dell service technician came to my home yesterday and replaced the hinge cover on my 2 new studio laptops (that is the plastic cover that contains the media control buttons, ie, volume up, volume down, eject, etc.).  He said it is a fairly widespread issue, apparently, the wires and/or connection on the underside of the cover were faulty.  Anyway, booted up both laptops several times and it appears the problem has been resolved.  So, for all of you with the ringing at start up problem, up volume button stuck on, eject button stuck on, this is the fix.  You need to have Dell send a service technician to your home/business to replace the hinge cover, or, if you are able, they could send you the replacement cover and you could do it yourself.  I watched the technician do the work, it is a bit complicated.  THIS IS THE FIX.  IF I HAVE ANY FURTHER ISSUES WITH THIS OR OTHER, I WILL POST BACK HERE.  GOOD LUCK! 

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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`am having problem with displaying some web sites with opera.All the content on the site is on the left side of the browser.Other sites are ok,but some are not(see the image).Any solution?
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A:Opera Version 10.00 Beta Build 1535

Anyone????

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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:
http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/about78184.html#dualboot
says:
"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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Loaded dell disc with vista and don't like it. How do I
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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.

http://esupport.sony.com/


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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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Need another backup P70. Both 1535 and 6920 are configurable for Dell M7710 workstation. Lenovo online chat told that both CPU are available but currently still not offered for public to order. 

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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?

Thanks,

Simono

A:Dell, with Vista on-it

Hello,

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?

Thanks!

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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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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.

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

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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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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

hello
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.

GOOD LUCK !!

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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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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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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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Wont validate WGA , tried turn off Norton and spyware doctor still no geniune authorization.
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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
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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
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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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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
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Videos skip when I try to play them off of websites (i.e. youtube)
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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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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 Vista....lol.

Can anyone help?

Thanks .
 

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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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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.

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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.

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A:Need help re-installing Vista on a Dell

hello
don't cry...lol it's only a machine! so you have vista on it?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 with Windows Vista installed in it. I have had Wireless network in my house for the past year (using Westell Versalink 237W). However, this laptop is unable to detect any wireless connection. I have the modem right next to the computer, and the wireless switch is turned ON, but still no wireless.

The wireless router etc work perfectly. There is no interference from other devices (no microwave, no phone). Is there anyone who has had a similar problem? How do i get my Dell Inspiron with Vista to detect wireless????

I'll appreciate all your suggestions !!!
 

A:Dell + Vista = no WIRELESS

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Rencloud9

A:Vista Dell Mayhem

Is there an OS currently installed on the machine? Would that be Vista? Without any other OS installed yet... does the machine boot up well to Vista (assuming it is Vista)?

May be this can help you:
http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_v...step_guide.htm

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Hi all,
Someone mentioned that a Dell Vista reinstalltion might not work on a new motherboard, the DVD itself says that its for installation on Dell PCs only but do you think the DVD will actually block the installation if it detects another motherboard? Or do you think that it would just not activate maybe?
If so, im aware that i would have to buy a full version of Windows 7 and the price seems to vary from one seller to another, can anyone recommend the cheapest place to buy it?

Actually to make the matter more complicated here is the scenario , I currently have Vista installed on the Dell machine but i intend to move the hard drive to the new motherboard with Vista on it. Now many people say that Vista should automatically work with the new motherboard if i repair so in which case i wouldnt be doing a completly new install. Any ideas?
 

A:Dell Vista on another motherboard?

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I have tried a reinstall also
Thanks ahead

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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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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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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?

Thanks.
 

A:SimpleSave and Dell Vista

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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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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?

www.microsoft.com/genuine

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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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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How do i reboot vista dell laptop?
 

A:Reboot-Dell with vista

can you explan more - what do you mean by reboot ?
model of the dell would also help

Do you want to recover and set back to factory condition
OR
Restore to a previous date

or if you want to reboot the PC just go to start - and restart

EDIT
I see you explained more in your duplicate thread - closing this one
 

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hi all . not sure if this is the correct forum so please move if its not

i'm on a dell inspiron. it has become very slow opening pages so i think im using too much memory . i have an itunes libary which i plan to move to a hard drive to free up some space .

however ive tried cleaning up my files but dont really know how to .
a pop up box tells me that my E disk in low on memory and to clean it up. however when i try this all
it opens is my recycle bin which uses 0 bites
how do i find out my memory usage and clean up unused/inwanted files

also
can someone please intruct me how to install the bluetooth on the laptop
thanks for any help .
here in hjt log if it helps
shanmc

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 07:42:42, on 15/03/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Webcam\Dell Webcam Central\WebcamDell.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMYPRT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
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A:slow dell on vista

I have a dell and mine came with a dell support center theres actually a place in there that will show you exactly how much of what is taking up your disk space like pics videos documents and stuff

just click the tool box and wrench (Dell support center)
click Hard Drive Status
then under additional tools
Drive Space Manager
 

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not sure if this belongs in this category but here we go..
i run a
Dell Dimension C521
amb 3200 plus dual core
2 gb of ram
256mb ati 1300 pro

Ok the problem is right before the desktop loads and or when i reboot, the transition on changing screens has white lines on them, normally it is supposed to be black, its weird to explain, i chanegd the video card but it has nothing to do with it. it happens when right before the desktop loads / when i click reboot the screen right before it restarts and sometimes on the splash screen...
 

A:dell dimension c521 / vista..

ideas?
 

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Hello, this is my first time posting here.

I am working on my sister's laptop, it's Dell Inspiron 1720, only a few months old. Last week she encountered a problem upon booting up and received the BSOD and then the option to repair the computer. It would not repair and would not restore back to previous dates.

She called Dell for support and found that she has to pay mega bucks just to get support.... The only thing they helped with was ensuring that the hard drive was not at fault since the fn key upon reboot did the diagnostic and ruled out hard drive problems. I am suspecting the latest windows update may have caused this since she did the update the day before and suddenly this repair option occurred.

She was provided the Dell disk with Vista disk and a drivers disk with the system... can I reinstall Vista overtop without losing any of her programs and data (I used to do this successfully with Win98 and XP). I looked through the tutorials here about Vista help but didn't see this option available.

Appreciate any help you can give me.

deb

A:reinstall Vista on Dell computer

It depends on the disk provided. If it offers to upgrade or repair, it should keep all information in a windows.old folder.if it is a destructive restore, it is just that. destroys data..You can save the data currently on the drive by downloading a copy of ubuntu desktop burn it to disk and boot to the live cd.. then backup all needed data, restart and do a full system restore from the dell cd's.

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My Dell laptop which runs vista is painfully slow. I have McAfee, Adaware, Spybot and all the Vista security. I have tried Mozilla software to see if e-mail and internet would load up faster but no luck. Here is my Hijack this log, which looks pretty full to my inexperienced eye. Any helpful hints would be most welcome.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 17:32:23, on 24/07/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\ico.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\mskagent.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe
C:\Windows\System32\Pmxmiced.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPS\mpsevh.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
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A:Slow Dell Vista laptop

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gday ladies and gentlemen. I have just signed up to your fabulous forum to help find a solution to my current problem.

i have a dell inspiron 1525 with windows vista and am currently experiencing problems with the sound. Specifically i have none and want to know why.

I have checked the sound settings in the control panel, device manager and taskbar and have had no success as yet. Everything says its all AOK.

So any help or tips would be very much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Lost in Computer Quagmire.

A:vista no sound dell inspiron

Hi roger.ledger, welcome to TSF..

Best thing I can advise is to uninstall your sound drivers and install the latest available from Dell:
http://support.dell.com/support/down...&catid=&impid=

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Hi All,

I just bought a new Dell Studio 17, took the laptop with me to work to complete installing the softwares that i require. I had a problem connecting it to my office network. When i connect the laptop at home it connects to the internet but not at work.

Can anyone help me with this ?

Cheers,

Twisted

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Hi, I have just registered.
I am interested in computers having started with a TRS 16K level 2 in 1981, followed by a BBC model B, followed by a PackardBell 16MHz PC. I then bought an Acorn RISC computer upgraded to StrongArm and only changed bacvk to PCs because I needed email facilities.

Here are details of my present PC
Hardware
I have a Dell Dimension 5000 P4 with HT technology (3.00 GHz, 800fsb, 1MB cache) with 1GB Ram
160GB HD
128mb ATI Radeon Graphics
Sound Blaster Audigy
etc
Software
The operating system is XP SP3
I use Avast, ZoneAlarm, CCleaner, Spyware Doctor.
I use Woks and Worksuite, Picasa3, Micrografx\Picture Publisher,
Serif PagePlus11, Serif PhotoPlus10, Audacity,
I am very happy with the setup

My wife has my old Desktop which had W98 and which has been upgraded to XP SP3 (from a new XP upgrade). This is an Intel Pentium3 732MHz with 512 MB Ram and serves her purpose for emails and word processing.

Two weeks ago I ordered a Dell Inspiron Laptop with Dual2Core processor, 2GB RAM and 250MBHD. It came with Vista just a week ago. I successfully connected the laptop to my wireless modem and two other desktops. I deleted McAfee and installed Avast and ZoneAlarm which caused problems. I ended up with open windows on the screen when setting up Avast which I could not remove. Even the TaskManager would not close this application. I opened folders to put photo images in and before I could the open folders disappeared. Vista upgraded eac... Read more

A:Dell Vista Laptop frustrations

Your issue (likely software) is most likely Virus\Malware related, have a look here:
UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions

But because the Ram was only recently upgraded, there is a high possibility of that:
Please run Memtest on your Ram

I sense a Vista owner who has discovered they do not like Vista after all though
Oh and I came from similar days, but never owned a computer until about 4sim cards of 1meg ram (might have been 2sims cards, can't remember) But involved in computers before that as well

Thread moved from Introduce yourself
 

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Hey, Tech Support Forum - Experts.

I'm having so many problems with my P.C., I don't even know where to start. I contacted an expert on Craigslist yesterday and explained what was going on. I asked how much it would cost to fix everything and he said $150.00. If I had the extra money to spend, I would, but I don't. So... my question is, can any of you guys help me? I just want it to be like very first time I turned it on.

Thanks, LastKings.

A:Dell Inspiron 531 - Windows Vista

It should have a reinstall partition to reinstall Windows and all the programs it came with, You'll need to back up any data(Documents, Pictures, etc) that you wish to keep first.> Restoring Your Dell Computer to Original Factory Installation with Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 | Dell

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Hello,
had the "great" idea of downloading some up-to-date drivers from Dell Support Center a couple of weeks ago, and the result was no sound, even though the sound was working perfectly before. Never updated any drivers in this 4 year old laptop before. Now I have a red cross over the speaker icon and when I click on Open Volume Mixer it says "no audio device is installed". Steps I tried in order....
-rollback the drivers....couldn't do it....it was greyed out.
-uninstall and delete the driver software in Device Manager and let Vista install whatever drivers it had in store for it....didn't help
-did a restart holding the Fn key to check if the sound card had been damaged and was no longer working.....passed all the sound tests....sound card is OK.
-tried some free tools from the net regarding driver repsir, registry repair, PC repair, etc....didn't help
-tried some crazy solutions from the net (Microsoft Techie Forum) such as doing a "scan for hardware changes" under Device Manager and turn the machine on and off many times in sequence......didn't help.
-for some reason I had no restore points saved in order to restore the entire machine to a previous date......I think nCleaner, a free tool from the net, cleaned my restore points as well.
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A:Dell Inspiron 1720 + Vista 32-bit

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Hello - I can't seem to find my d drive. lol It has disappeared under my computer and when I put a cd into the drive, nothing happens. Anybody have any idea what could be wrong?

A:d drive disappeared - vista/dell

After checking the power and IDE/SATA cables to be sure they haven't come loose, you can try this (after backing up your registry, of course)

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/{4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
4. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type UpperFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
5. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type LowerFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
6. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

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Dear All

I am having some weird problems and have sought solutions from Dell and online before returning here.

Dell recently replaced my AMD 4200 with a new E520 with Intel 6600 Dual Cores. I also have a ATI Radeon X1300 Pro card with 256 MB and 2GB ram. I am running the pre installed Vista Home Prem.

So here are my problems. The computer ALWAYS starts OK, loads the Dell bios splash and then some dos text about the DVD drives then it reboots and I get the wondwos failed to load stuff. What ever choice I select it loads OK and works. But the next time does exactly the same. I am running the latest Dell bios? Any ideas?

The other issues is that I just downloaded the latest ATI CCC driver for Vista 32 bit. It was released in October ans d seem to install OK but now I can not load the CC?

Finally, I am using Firefox and IE. I have tried to load the Dell site for support and also Facebook and neither load at all,. But both load fine on my Dell 320 L attitude. I can not understand why they do not load on my PC but do on my laptop. I wondered if it was a McAfee related thing but I have turned that all off and nothing makes a difference.

I would rally appreciate some help and guidance please.

Thanks
disney_cjd
 

A:New Dell: Vista reboots and no facebook

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I tried to scan pictures this morning. I have been working all day trying to get this issue resolved and no luck. I am using my old printer (Dell A940 All-in-One printer) with my new Vista operating system. I have downloaded all the drivers from the Dell website and still the printer will not scan. The printer works fine, but when I try to open the All-In-One center, I get a runtime error message saying the application has requested Runtime to terminate the program in an unusual way. Basically, I just want my printer to scan pictures the way it did before I got Vista operating system. Is there anything I can do??
 

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I sincerely apologize to anyone who sees this and the issues mentioned have been solved previously.

Background: I was running MS Vista Home Basic on a Dell Dimension 4500S desktop for the past couple of years. Recently (about 1 month ago) it contracted a virus that completely corrupted a boot file and caused failure to load the operating system, and it wasn't able to go into safe mode. Long story short, I was forced to do an OS reinstall without the driver disc for the console, which I no longer have. My problem is 2-pronged:

1. I was able to locate the driver which I believe previously ran my graphics adapter on dell.com. However, instead of staying installed, Vista continues to reinstall the VGA adapter each and every time the system is restarted. I have no idea why this is and want to maintain a higher resolution but it won't allow this. It uses a taskbar wizard...?

2. I can't get Vista to tell me what my network adapter/ethernet controller is in Device Manager (it's "unknown"), and thus can't get the right driver. I tried opening up the console and looking at the NIC card? attached to the ethernet port and saw that it was clearly labeled as a NETGEAR FA311 Rev. 2B; thus, I went to Netgear's site and found a driver that should enable FA311-FA312 cards, but this driver did not work. However, I know for a fact that there is a driver out there that should remedy my internet problem, because like I said, I was up and running for at least 2 years with this... Read more

A:Vista/Old Dell compatibility issues

Hi -

You should contact Dell Support and purchase Vista OEM replacement DVDs -

http://support.dell.com/support/topi...=19&l=en&s=dhs

The price is around $20.

The key code on your Dell system cannot be used with a full retail version of Vista.

Before installing Vista with Dell Vista OEM DVD, wipe the entire HDD with KillDisk -

http://jcgriff2.com/0x1/killdisk_imgburn.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Need to know if my system is recoverable. I was not getting response from my computer, went into Safe Mode and was able to access restore point, however it appears that the restore point I slected was not a good one and now, it appears to boot up, but have blank screen with an arrow on it
 

A:Dell Inspiron with Vista HELP NEEDED

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i always used the control shift f11 key combos and it would always work. but now they are saying to do the f8 when the dell logo comes up and then another screen pops up where i am supposed to choose repair computer or something like that but the option to go to that screen doesnt come up on my computer. what am i doing wrong!

and i dont need the discs and what not to restore anything, i just use the computer as my gaming sims computer and i have all the pics and stuff i need already saved onto my mac.

A:restoring dell pc windows vista?

Have a look here (Step 3): Restoring Your Computer?s Software to the Factory Settings | Dell US

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Think i have a virus,nothing will update; security,windows,java etc. Keep getting redirected on every site i try to visit. (very frustrating)Tried to reinstall vista with reinstallation disc, dvr drive will not respond with vista disc but works with any other disc.Tried clicking f8 on startup but takes me to a password screen similar to normal password screen ,but it looks like its in safe mode and will not accept my user name or password.All i want is a complete restore but it will not let me! Please anyone help before i throw it off the roof!

A:can not reinstall vista on dell e521

Hi meekle,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

If you can't restore to factory conditions either normal way, we need to see if we can either fix the computer or get it to the point where you can restore.

You can make a bootable Recovery Environment Recovery Disk using http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/ along with burning software like: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/active-isoburner.html and, of course, a blank CD (perhaps made on a different computer like the one you used to post here).

Do you know when this problem began? Try a System Restore to a point in time BEFORE the problem began. Here's the procedure: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html. Be sure to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will have to re-install any software and updates you installed between now and the restore point, but you can use Windows Update for the updates. Use the recovery disk if the system prompt doesn’t work. The recovery disk works a bit different from the above procedures but if you follow the prompts from the System Restore menu option with the above information you should be able to restore with no problems.

If the System Restore doesn't work, do a Startup Repair by booting to the genuine Windows Vista Installation Disk (or one you can borrow from ANYONE) or from a Recovery Disk with recovery options included on it. Here's the procedu... Read more

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