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Does Dell Active Pen 750-AAMI work with the XPS12-9Q33?

Q: Does Dell Active Pen 750-AAMI work with the XPS12-9Q33?

Does this pen 750-AAMI work with the Dell XPS12-9Q33?

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i broke my dell xps 12 model 9Q23 lcd screen and i've been searching high and low for a replacement screen but to no avail. I have however found a replacement lcd screen for dell xps model 9Q33, from a quick google search, they both look similar to one another but with different specs.
So i was wondering if i purchased replacement lcd screen for model 9Q33, would it work on model 9Q23?


A:Does dell xps 12 model 9Q33 lcd screen would work with xps 12 model 9Q23?

According to, the LCDs for one don't work with the other despite the similarity in design of the two systems.
There are some places showing screens for the earlier 9Q23 in stock.

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Laptop is stuck in " preparing automatic repair" and never completes  process . Unable to access recovery partition. Purchased Recovery USB key from Dell and booted to USB recovery key. Got the " Loading Files"  message  and then the Windows logo and the rotating circle   . It stays in that mode for hours with no change., Could someone please help. Had a session with Dell technical support but they had to issue a refund  after they could not solve the issue. Diagnostics came up  good.

A:Dell XPS12 Q23

Thank you for writing to us!
Selective boot up in BIOS
cmd( command prompt)  to open and check
bootrec /fixMBR
bootrec /Fixboot
bootrec /rebuildBCD
and also
chkdsk /r c:
chkdsk /r d:
chkdsk /r e:
chkdsk /r f:
then let repair go through again and should be stopped
kindly let us know if this help ,

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I MAY HAVE TO reinstall Windows unfortunately as I can't reclaim ownership of my C drive, though can access files on it. (Screenshot)- trying to find workround.
If I can't recover ownership and have to reinstall Windows (don't think Dell came with a Win8 b\ up disc), would I then have to pay to upgrade back to Win 10, now we're out of free period??

A:Reinstalling WIn 10 to DELL XPS12, supplied with Win 8 OEM

Thanks for prompt reply; Yes it's just Win 10.

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Hi all,

a couple of days ago I was working on my Dell XPS 12 using only battery and then suddenly it went black. No way to restart it. Arrived at home, plugged into the socket and it was all ok, but it is only working with socket connected.
I noticed that battery now is always at 79% and not moving at all. I thought that I need a new battery but the weird think is that USB 3.0 that I used for charging smartphone, is now working only when the computer is running: even if socket is connect, with computer off, is now not anymore charging.
I am in the doubt that the problem is not the battery but something more serious, obviously I do not want to buy a £85 new battery to test it.. Any help is appreciated. Thank you much.
Best regards,


A:Battery not charging above 79% Dell XPS12 9Q23

Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly try the following steps:
1- Run diagnostics on the system to check for hardware error(if any)
2- check AC adapter type in BIOS 
3- Update chipset and USB 3.0 drivers
4- Set the battery charging to standard
5- Battery health in BIOS 
Also check if you have know good adapter .
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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Sent my Dell XPS12 away under warranty having been led to believe Dell would replace the screen.
The monitor still has image retention problems & it turns out Dell didn't replace the screen !! They are now saying I'll have to pay for this as I'm now out of warranty. 
I'm extremely disappointed in the way they have handled my case - any suggestions ?
See emails below.

On 15 Jun 2016, at 09:30, [email protected]> wrote:

Good day, no worries I will create the service request in the system. Please be reminded that all the data on the unit will be deleted, physical damage not covered in the warranty and please don't include the accessories during the collection. The repair usually takes 10-15 days, but we will do our best to expedite the process for you.You will receive a call from UPS to confirm the schedule of the unit collection. To track the status of the repair you can visit our website at . You can also send me an email if you have question.
 Thank you and have a great day.
 Thank You for choosing Dell, 

Dell | Technical Support SpecialistFor inquiries regarding the status of your Service Request, simply reply back to this email

--- Original Message ---

On 8 Jun 2016, at 11:46, <[email protected]> wrote:

Good day, I checked the warranty of your device and it is still active. My advise is to send the unit in ... Read more

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Hi all, yesterday I tried to update my Dell XPS12 (9Q33 mid 2013) BIOS to the last version (A08). During the installation, the laptop remained stuck in "EC programming" at 50%..I waited two hours but nothing changed and my PC was unusable: completely blocked, no keyboard,no touch and even the windows clock was blocked. 
So, as I read in a lot of BIOS-related threads, I removed the AC adaptor and let it discharge completely..some users resolved with this workaround, and their PC's worked well after.
Unfortunately, my XPS12 doesn't want to power up anymore..I also tried to put the .hdr file of the BIOS in a USB stick and tried to power up with "end" button pressed. It powers up and the fans are working, but nothing happens then..Am I using the wrong procedure to repair the BIOS?

Thanks in advance,


A:Dell XPS12 messed up during BIOS update

Good day ,
To help me resolve this issue I would ask your assistance by performing these troubleshooting steps,
1)Remove all the peripheral components from the system .2)Disconnect the charger from the system ,battery from the system and perform the power drain test on the system .
3)Plug in the charger back and use F2 key to get into BIOS then use F9 key to reset the BIOS to default settings.
4)If you are unable to get to the BIOS page or if there are any concerns do reply to this post with the service tag of the system (sent via private message ) so that I can look into the specifications of the system to assist you better .
Awaiting your reply .
Have a great day ahead !
Kindest Regards ,

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Update April 30 2015 for Alps Pointing Drawing 12C HID Driver.

Dell XPS 13 9Q33 Windows 8.1. Intel I7, 8GB. SSD.

Took me a while to figure this was the culprit. Caused System Service Exception on re-start. No logs available.

A:BSOD on Dell XPS 13 9Q33: Alps Pointing Drawing 12C Driver

I have the same system as you and keep getting the Service Exception BSOD. How did you fix it? Thanks

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i have dell inspiron 7559
it doesnt work well with my capacitive stylus
thats why i wonder if someone try with active stylus that its work good for it

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I'm interested in buying the Dell Stylus for my Inspiron 13 5000 2x1. So, I need to know if this product works on my laptop.
Have anybody tried it?
Because I have searched on the internet but i'm still not able to find anything about the Synaptics Digitizer.
thx in advance

A:Does the "Dell Active Stylus 750-AAHC" work on the latest Inspiron 13 5000 2x1?

None of the Inspiron series support active pens, which require an active digitizer the system does not have.

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I own a Dell Inspiron 7558 se 15.6 inch 2 in 1 convertible and despite what this image from your website says the dell active pen does not work with this or any inspirons. Nor does the active stylus 750-AAGN that I just received in the mail. I want drivers and an explaination at the very least. I have now spent over 65 dollars on two of your products that say they are compatible one place on your website and are not compatible here in the real world where I'm trying to use them. Get your shirt together and reconcile this immediately.

A:dell active pen compatibility with dell inspiron 15 7558

I was considering migrating from the Inspiron 2-in-1 13" laptop to the 15.6" one, but I will wait until the answer for your question. I'm beginning to think that not every Dell 2-in-1 laptop has a digitizer capable of being operated my an active stylus pen. There're some complains about the Special Edition of the 13" 2-in-1 series. Also, sometimes the same incompatibility within a given model. Maybe Dell removes the digitizer without altering the laptop product number. Talking about a possibility. 
Currently, I'm waiting for the 750-AALP Active pen to deliver. Dell said that it will work with a 7348 laptop, that has its 750-AAGN prematurely failed. 
Look at this topic: 

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Hi, does anyone know if it is possible to install OSX on the XPS12? Maybe dual boot?
I would like to know if anyone has successfully done this before I purchase.

A:installing OSX on XPS12?

There is no legal way to do this.  Any installation of OS-X on non-Apple hardware is a violation of the Apple license agreement -- and discussion of violating license agreements here is also a violation of the terms of service of the Dell forums -- which can get you a warning (or banned).

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My beloved xps 12 has an issue where after heavy wifi usage (Netflix or streaming games over steam) it will fail after a while. Sometimes an hour or two, sometimes  a bit less. The first thing that happens is that it looses internetconnectivity. Then it seems to fail and "go offline". I see the wifi icon change to a lan icon...
Rebooting will cause the machine to hang, and I have to hold the power button down so turns off manually.
After the powercycle it works like it should again.

seems to me that the hardware is failing. I have the newest drivers.

This problem started this summer.

Any tips?

A:XPS 12 (9q33) wifi failing

Also I was wondering if something like this would work as an upgrade/fix:
INTEL WLA/Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 2x2 (7265.NGWG.W)

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XPS 12 stays in sleep and will not power up.
Any suggestions?

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(I have post this thread in mobile forum but it seems that no one knew how to deal with XD )
Hello guys,
I got a used XPS 12 from my friend, while its touch screen really was really impressing. As it's multi-touch spec, I can't use a stylus directly with my hand naked. So are there any stylus pen is capable for it, especially the new stylus from Dell, the PN556W. It seems really accurate and convenient.


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I need help. I have searched everywhere and have tried several things but my XPS12 screen freezes for a short time (5 to 10 secs typically) every few minutes.
I have:
- upgraded my Cypress touchpad software to latest as per Dell (
- reinstalled my mouse software (running Windows 10 Microsoft mouse software)
- disabled the touchpad palm rejection
Nothing has worked. This problem began after a Microsoft auto update on Jan 29, 2016 (KB3124262).
System is
XPS 12 9Q23
Windows 10 64 bit - up to date with all auto-updates
Cypress trackpad

A:XPS12 9Q23 Freezing Up for few seconds

Hi Marjimbo, 
Thanks for writing to us. 
Have you observed if its the system that freezes or only the display? 
Can you run an audio file and observe if the file plays when the display freezes, we will have a clear picture whether its the machine or just the display that freezes. 
If its just the display, how about on an external monitor? 
Please check in safemode as well . 
Have you tried updating video drivers ??
Simultaneously you can uninstall the windows update article that is causing the trouble and observe. 


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We have two XPS12 9Q33 units that have the BIOS Admin password set, but no one left in the department knows the password. We've tried all the normal variants to no avail.
Yesterday I spoke with out of warranty support, and the gentleman was unable to help as from his documentation this computer has a Phoenix BIOS, while in reality all the units we have are AMI BIOS. We have 12 of these units, but only these two have the admin password set.
Does anyone know of a way to reset the BIOS ADMIN password? Not the system password, we have that, it's specifically the ADMIN password. Support yesterday was very frustrating in trying to get them to simply listen to what our problem was so I gave up on that and came here.

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A few weeks ago, I developed two problems with my Dell XPS 12 that seem like they may be related, but unfortunately, I haven't been able to solve either.
1) The first issue is that sometimes when I turn on my laptop (this has been progressing to EVERY time), it emits a series of 8 short beeps.  I can then turn it back off and on, and it starts normally.  (Except for today, which took several tries.)  I found that 8 short beeps is the beep code for the LCD screen.  However, I'm not having any screen issues.  I also ran the full diagnostics from Dell support and passed everything, including all LCD tests.
2) The second issue is regarding screen resolution.  Again, not EVERY time, but sometimes after my laptop has been in sleep mode and I "wake" it, the screen has resized from its normal HD (I have it on the recommended screen setting) to a much smaller, square width, resetting all my windows with it.  I can set it back, but it's VERY annoying to keep having to do this!  I have tried a number of fixes I found online, including making register alterations and changing when the laptop sleeps, but none has helped.
I'm by no means a computer expert, but I can find my way around with guidance, and I would appreciate any help with this!!!

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I previously upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10, but the Anniversary Update will not complete properly and I've been stuck on v1511 for a few months now.
The installation goes through most of the steps but on reboot it just goes to a black screen with the dell logo and the endless spinning dots.  The error message after rolling back is: 0xC1900101 - 0x30017 ("The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT phase with an error during BOOT operation".
I've tried the following based on other forum posts, unfortunately without success:
1)  Leaving this running overnight.
2)  Unplugging all USB devices.
3)  Installing upgrade from USB drive.
4)  Installing from a clean boot.
5)  Installing with wireless adaptor disabled.
In each case it hangs at the spinning dots.  After a few forced reboots the upgrade rolls back fairly quickly to the previous version.  One thing I haven't tried is a clean install, as if it fails I'll not have anything to roll back to.  Also it's unclear if my existing Windows 10 license will carry over.
Any help appreciated.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 Touchscreen laptop. I wish to know whether a Dell Active Stylus would work with my laptop, which currently runs the latest version of Windows 10.
If YES, would I be able to effectively draw / write using this Stylus.
If NO, please suggest Styli that works best with this laptop.

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium edition on an Acer 64-Bit Netbook using Internet Explorer 8.
When I access a Web page that requires an Active-X download the download seems to install fine, but will not work. I have enabled all Active-X controls, shut down the Windows Firewall, disabled antivirus software, and shut off PopUp blocker all to no avail. Any suggestions?

A:Active-X won't Work In IE

Are you running the 32bit version of iexplore.exe (iexplore.exe*32), or the 64bit version (iexplore.exe) as seen by the task manager?

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When accessing the Windows 8 Advanced Startup Options (ASO), I am expecting to see a menu option called Troubleshoot – see screenshot (from Microsoft).

..but when I access this screen on my brand new Windows 8 XPS12, the Troubleshoot menu item is not displayed – see screenshot.

This is contrary to standard Windows 8 functionality.
I would be grateful for any advice on getting access to the Troubleshoot menu of Windows 8 ASO. Thanks!

A:Troubleshoot option missing from Windows 8 Advanced Startup Options (ASO) on XPS12

Hi David,
I appreciate your efforts for providing the screenshots of Windows 8 Advanced Startup Options. Please follow the steps that I have provided below to start the computer again with Advanced Startup Options and check if the “Troubleshoot” icon appears:
1. On the Windows 8 Desktop, open the Charms Bar by moving the mouse pointer to the top right corner of the screen.2. Click on “Settings” and the click on the “Power” icon.3. Hold down the “Shift Key” and click “Restart”.4. Windows 8 will load the Advanced Startup Options.
Please let me know if the “Troubleshoot” icon appears.

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 I recently bought an HP Specte X360 and an HP Active Pen to go along with it. Unfortunately, I am having a tough time getting the Active Pen to work. The pen worked for a short time after I shut the laptop down, left it off for a bit, then turned it back on. However, the pen isn't working now. Any advice on getting it to work? Thanks!

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I have a new Spectre X2 detachable.  I got an Active Stylus, from Best Buy, and it does not work with the X2.  At best I get random dots up and down the screen. Is this the right stylus for the X2?Is there a driver or calibration service needed to get the Stylus to work?  Does the Stylus touch need to be activated from Control Panel? Please help.

A:Active Pen Does Not Work with Spectre X2

I'm in the same boat as you, but I got my pen from HP (the HP Active Pen) with the notebook.  Turns out the Spectre/Pen are not compatible with each other.  Still no idea which needs updating, the Spectre or the Pen.

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Good Morning,

Almost 2 weeks ago I got hit with the TrojanSpy:win32/banker and Trojan.win32.generic!. I had Norton 360 running, but it didn't catch them. I got Norton's support to access my computer and fix it. That cost $134.00. I had been playing Farkle on facebook and the support guy said that is how I was probably infected, so I have stayed away from facebook. Everything seemed to be work okay until a couple days ago. I completely removed Norton after doing a full scan (no bad things found) and installed Avast and did a full scan, nothing found again. So I went to PCPitstop to run their test and that where the problems begin. None of the programs that require Active X will work including gmail. I have been working with PCPitstop support, for 4 days and still have got nowhere. Everything was working ok, until I did the active X test they recommended. I have spent the better part of 3 days researching, deleting Nortons, adding Windows Essentials, deleting Essentials, adding Avast and installing, uninstalling PC Matic a half dozen times, that I'm about to wear out the hard drive. I have cleaned out cookies, temp files, and ran 3 full scans for malware and virus's from the 3 virus's companies and last, but not least I have tried IE7, IE8 and now IE9. Since installing IE9, I did get the Active X repair script to work finally, but according to Winpatrol it's still not there. After all this I still get error messages that Active X is... Read more

A:My Active X won't work or install

Do you have a topic at PC Pitstop? If you do, can you copy and paste the link back here?

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For my work I need to load Active Sync 4.5 on a laptop running XP Pro SP3. Is this possible at SP3 or do I need to remove SP3 and go back to SP2? If SP3 can stay on the laptop are there settings i.e Register or ?s that need to be changed?
Thanks in Advance


A:Does Active Sync 4.5 work with XP Pro SP/3

Well if you take them at thier word, it only works with SP2 or earlier versions and if you've tested it and it doesn't work with SP3, you're gonna have to go back to SP2 most likely.

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I have purchased two HP Active Stylus Pens, the first from Best Buy and the second from  Unfortunately I have not been able to get either to work with my HP Pavillion 360 13" Windows 10 laptop. The symptoms are as follows:  I pop the battery into the pen and move the pen towards the screen and . . .  nothing.   Nothing happens.  This pen is also supposed to have the ability to magnetically attach to the laptop screen but that doesnt happen either.  I does not show up in the Bluetooth devices as well.   I took the pen into Best Buy and had their tech support guy look at it and their diagnosis was that it was a bad pen.  All they could do was refund my money as THEY NO LONGER SELL THAT PEN!  GRRR.  So I logged on to the HP site and chatted with one of their sales reps to confirm this pen is compatible with my PC before placing another order, however I am still getting exactly the same results, which are a BIG FAT NOTHING.  The PC does not recognize it  at all.  What is even more frustrating is that I cant even call anyone beause the tech support line does not recognize the pen's product code.  I hope someone call tell me what I am doing wrong because I do long this pen and would like to use it.  Please advise

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I am a college student and am looking for a fine tip stylus to take notes with. I find the average stylus with the rubber ball tip to be difficult to write with, as the tip is kind of bulky. I just purchased my R-15 this week and am wondering if there's an active stylus that would be compatible with the touch display.

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What can I do to get it work on ALL SITES!?
I went to 2 different sites tonight,and both gave me a pop up saying.
"Click to run Active X control on this web page."

And when I do, the Microsoft error box pops up saying. "Internet Expoler has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
And when I click that to close,my window(s) close to desk top!

I have had to problem for a while now,and it's really bugging ME!

Thank you for reading,and I hope your help.

A:Active X won't work on some sites!

First of all, you don't want ActiveX controls to run from all sites! That would be too dangerous. You should set them as follows so that you get prompted if you want to allow it or not.
Go to Internet Options > Security > Internet, press 'default level', then OK.
Now press "Custom Level."
In the ActiveX section, set the first two options ("Download signed and unsigned ActiveX controls) to 'prompt', and 'Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe" to 'disable'.
Please do the following:

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harm... Read more

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Hi dear HP friends!I've had a HP Spectre x360 for some time now, and wanted to get an active pen for it, because I would like to use it for the university. So I took to the internet to find out which active pen that worked best for the spectre x360. I saw some videos and recommendations of the Dell active stylus, so I chose to buy it. Unfortunately, when I'm trying to install the driver for the Dell active stylus, it says that the driver cannot work with my device... What should I do?Please help! ThanksBest regardsLasse Voss

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Is the Dell active pen Dell Part# : 750-AAMI compatible with the Inspiron 7352?
The description states it is compatible with "select" 2 n1 notebooks, but doesn't bother to list which notebooks. How hard is it to list  compatible hardware? You have to jump through hoops to find out what works and what doesn't. That is ridiculous from a customer service standpoint.
I took a *** and ordered the pen, the buttons work to bring up the Onenote application but I am unable to write on my screen with it. I don't know if there is something I am doing wrong or if it just isn't compatible. There is no decent online manual.
This compounded with all the wireless issues I have had with my Inspiron 7352 makes me  regret trying Dell again. I wish I would have never ordered or sent it back during the return period. At this point, I am ready to sell this computer for whatever I get for it , count the money I lost as a lesson learned and never buy another Dell again.

A:Is the Dell Active Pen compatible with the inspiron 7352?

I tried the Dell Active Pen and it didn't work with my 7352. The bluetooth can recognize the pen, however it fails to connect with it. I'm sending it back today. This was a colossal waste of time and money.There is some conflicting images and reviews out there. Some say the Dell Inspiron 13.3 2-in-1 7352 Special Edition model supports active touch. I'm still very interested in finding an active pen/stylus that supports palm rejection for the 7352. According to Lisa Gade (@ Mobiletechreviews), the SE 7000 models support the Dell Active Stylus (750-AAGN). However, I want to wait until I get confirmation from Dell that it does work.I am very disappointed that Dell is not forthcoming or explicit to which pens/styluses work with the 7352 model. If you hear anything, please let me know.

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My very first time on here. Took ages to find a site that wasnt rubbish.

I have a pc with a fine n dandy LAN connection to it.
Now I have another pc that sits right next to it but dont know how to connect the ONE LAN cable so both have an internet connection.
Ive tried the LAN on each system separately and it works but is there some sort of LAN cable doubler or something?

My WIRED modem router is miles away so isnt an option to run another cable.

I saw a thing called a 'switch' for about 5 but dont know if it would work.

Ive tried for 3 days now to make it work using an old wired modem router etc to no end.
There must be an easier way?

All the best

Dave Duck

A:Making ONE active LAN cable work for 2 pcs?

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On my system I have a SATA 1TB drive with XP installed on a 50GB partition. I decided to run Windows 7 on another separate drive of 80 GB. Now I wanted to clone the XP to the 80 GB en transplant W7 to the faster 1TB drive. In fact swap partitions. This because I wanted a dual boot system and use some well working XP programs incompatible with W7. The W7 did work well after all, but XP gave problems with the logon. The logonscreen was demanding for a WW (which I didn't install to overcome this problems and left it blank). If I enter on the correct accountname and the blank WW, it says log of, and the screen hangs forever. No return of Administrator account for instance. No way to change that. I did the backup with Acronis 2010 on XP, and Acronis 2011 on W7 (both are incompatible). The problem is that you have to choose options whether or not to rebuild the MBR or Systemfile? Older versions simply took the whole thing at once. What could cause this problem and solve it?

A:Cloning active partitions won't work

Create an Acronis backup of XP, reimage again to a freshly formatted partition. If possible wipe the target HD first (after moving off data) with Diskpart Clean Command to clean the boot sector.

If asked include the MBR and Track 0, providing the original XP is SYstem Active partition.

What happens now?

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I have a HP Spectre x360 15t and my Active Stylus will not work. I have read a few articles stating that this is an issue with Windows 10. I spent some time updating the BIOS and the pen still does not work. Is there any driver or update coming out soon for this pen to function like it did with 8.1 on 10??

A:Hp Active Stylus Pen does not work with Windows 10 pro

You should check for driver update or missing driver through hp support assistant or through hp support website( link below). If the same does not work then contact microsoft windows help desk.The links are for downloading hp support assistant for downloading the driver online from hp websiteU could also try update windows 10. As recently a new update was available.

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Hi, I am a complete newbie to window server though I had manage to install it without any real issue. I had put up Active Directory and get a client (xp) to join its domain and I'm really impress with what it' does since my purpose of wanting to use server was just for Centralizing our small company files. now here come the whole day headaches I wanted to apply the Group Policy's permission/restriction for each individual user to work with Active Directory but I' can't seem to get it right no matter how hard try.

Let say, User 1 (Clients whose connect to domain) can only access a specific Folder but not User 2 and User 2 can access a specific Folder but not restricted for User 1 , user 3 can't access it's local control panel, user 4 can't save or create file on desktop and so forth

Can someone please walk me through step by step on how to achieve this very issue, please help me out...

A:Can't get GPO Editor to work with Active Directory

Hmm.. So what's with the subject? Can you actually create policies and suchlike?

For folder access you don't need policies. Filesystem access is set in the security tab of the folder properties. You can give and revoke access by users and groups no problem. (Or do you want to restrict this folder on a lot of computers at once?)

Before you can do anything with GPOs, you have to download and install the management utility: gpmc.msi Play around with it a little and see some guides about it on the net.

A step by step how to would be pointless because you would miss a lot of essential facts about group policies.

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Can you help in following problem.
There's Windows XP in my computer.

Active FTP connections (where raw FTP command PORT is used) doesn't work in my computer. It's same, which is destination FTP server, and it's same which FTP client I use. Passive FTP connections (where raw FTP command PASV is used) work.

It's already checked that any actual firewall in the network, or my own computer doesn't block the connection. Despite of that the TCP packets, which FTP server sends to FTP client in active FTP connection, doesn't come to my computer. I've checked that with Wireshark.

Is some service missing from my computer?

A:Active FTP connections don't work in my computer

it's been my experience that the server you're targetting tends to determine if you have to use passive or not. Did you check if it for some reason requires it or is blocking the default port?

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i'm using a crappy rip wave modem and cant seem to scrape more than a few kbps when using a p2p program. i'm using u torrent. i've heard of a program called active speed which rearranges the headers on the packets and thusly gives faster speeds. has any1 ever heard of it and if so does it work?

A:ever heard of active speed and if so does it work?

From the TSG Rules, which you should have read when you joined.

P2P Instructions - The purpose of P2P is to illegally trade copyrighted material. We do not support the use of P2P networks and any threads requesting help for them will be closed. This includes Kazaa, Bearshare, WinMX, and the like. If you're interested in the topic, you are free to discuss it on our site (and please visit, but information on how to use them will not be provided.Click to expand...

This thread is closed.

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Pls help me to resolve this issue: after recovery the system media, I found out that my windows cannot be activated.
When I try to active windows, it shows: "Thanks, you are done".
However, when I check in PC Info: "Activation: Windows is not activated"
Pls kindly help me.

A:Dell 7447 - Active Windows 8.1 Single Language

Press [Windows] and [ r]  type in slui 4 and use Phone Activation.

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Would Dell Factory restore DVDS work after Dell replaced the motherboard? I haven't tried it because I have the dell re-installation disk, just wondered if I ever need to get rid of this computer. I am planning on keeping the computer as long as possible. Just for information no activation was required. I didn't have to use the OEM key on the back of the computer.

A:Would Dell Factory restore work after Dell replaced the motherboard?

With dell's the key is intergrated with the os. If they replaced with same motherboard then I do not see why it wouldn't.

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We are using active directory accounts in our network. Recently, my account seems not to work.
When I login using my account (using my computer), I cannot access shared folders which I used to.
When I login using another account (using my computer), it works without any problem.
When I login using my account in another computer, it also works.
What could be the problem?

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I think the R7-371T has a Synaptics digitizer. I downloadeding the windows 8 drivers from synaptics but the install fails(I've run it in administrator mode as well). I contacted Synaptics and have not gotten a response.  One of the main reasons, I got this laptop, is to hopefully use the active pen for pressure senstivity in PS with out the need of a second device. The **bleep** pressure seems to work on OneNote and Sketchbook Pro. If I cannot got the hardware to work the way I intended to use it, I may return this thing for a Surface Pro 3...

A:Active pen doesn't work in Photoshoop CS6 (Aspire...

The Acer Active Pen allows for pressure sensitive drawing, and easy access to functions using the hover feature.Hold the pen close to the display and double-click on the lower button on the pen to launch Acer Hover. This allows you to quickly launch Acer Screen Grasp, Microsoft OneNote, Windows Journal, Microsoft Sticky Note or Microsoft Fresh Paint. If Acer Hover Access is not preinstalled, please visit to download and install the software.  Click the Kudos to say ?Thanks? for helping! select "Accept Solution" if your issue is resovled.

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Does HP Active stylus work on HP x2 Detachable 10-p0xx ?

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One of our computers got hit with a trojan that disabled Norton and Malwarebytes and all browsing except to the pages that tried to get you to buy whatever program was supposed to "fix" the problem. We managed to get rid of the pop-ups warning of impending doom (by deleting the most recent files deposited on the machine) and got Norton and Malwarebytes running again. Malwarebytes found nothing, nor did Norton, but it did clean up the registry. Everything seems fine now, except neither browser -- IE or Chrome -- can get anywhere.

The internet connection is active. I can successfully ping sites from the command prompt, packets are going out and coming in, and the 2nd computer -- which connects through the same router -- can get to the internet just fine (that's the computer I'm using).

I'm to the point where I think all we can do is reformat, but he has soooo much stuff on his computer that it's going to be a major time investment to back up the files and reinstall all the software. I thought I'd come here first and see if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks in advance.

A:Have active internet connection, browsers don't work

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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I installed Adobe InDesign CS6 on Windows 7 but Adobe just can run on Admin account correctly and other users can't work with Adobe products properly.
For example, My account is Windows admin and when I logging to the Windows via my account then Adobe InDesign worked properly but with regular users Adobe is so Slow!!!!!
Any idea?

Thank you.

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I originally posted this over here:'s what I said over there:----------------One of our computers got hit with a trojan that disabled Norton and Malwarebytes and all browsing except to the pages that tried to get you to buy whatever program was supposed to "fix" the problem. We managed to get rid of the pop-ups warning of impending doom (by deleting the most recent files deposited on the machine) and got Norton and Malwarebytes running again. Malwarebytes found nothing, nor did Norton, but it did clean up the registry. Everything seems fine now, except neither browser -- IE or Chrome -- can get anywhere. The internet connection is active. I can successfully ping sites from the command prompt, packets are going out and coming in, and the 2nd computer -- which connects through the same router -- can get to the internet just fine (that's the computer I'm using).I'm to the point where I think all we can do is reformat, but he has soooo much stuff on his computer that it's going to be a major time investment to back up the files and reinstall all the software. I thought I'd come here first and see if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks in advance. -------------------Following instructions given over there, I've read the "getting started" guide and am posting the requested files. Thanks so much for any advice you can give me.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Barron at 18:43... Read more

A:Have active internet connection, browsers don't work

Hi phyllisp160,Welcome to Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal (VTSMR) forum. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (scanning or running other tools, updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might interfere with our fixes. Please let me know in your next reply if you agree with this.You may download ComboFix and transfer it to the internet computer. In case it didn't run rename it to kat.exe and run it.Go to Start => Control Panel => Internet Options => click on the Connections tab, then click on LAN Settings. The following items should be unchecked:Automatically detect settings Use a proxy server for your LANCheck if IE connects and tell me about it but proceed with the next step anyway.Download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2Link 3* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. (Information on A/V control HERE)Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.You will get a warning about the not trusted download sites for ComboFix, click Yes.As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recov... Read more

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The HP Active Pen J4R51AA worked fine with my Spectre x360 13 Broadwell. Is is officially supported on the newest generation (Kaby Lake) of this 2 in 1?

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Hello Admin,
My dell stylus pen can't be activated after my Dell Venue 11 Pro device is upgraded to Windows 10.
Please advice me how to solve this problem. Thanks in advance.

A:Dell Stylus Pen can't work on Dell Venue 11 Pro Windows 10

I have the same problem after upgrading to Windows 10. Don't say it's the battery because I have replaced with a new battery and still won't work.
Dell, please provide solution.

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Would any of you please tell me where to find the proper 64-bit drivers to use on a Dell Inspiron 531S?

The official Dell website does not share drivers for that edition of XP. My computer came with Ubuntu pre-installed. Please help me get the right drivers XP Pro (64-bit).

The only reason why I'm searching for 64-bit drivers for XP is because I have no interest in using Windows Vista or any 32-bit operating systems from Microsoft. Like I mentioned before, the Dell website is not offering the proper drivers I need for this computer and the Windows XP (64-bit).

I've read articles about getting 64-bit drivers to work on that computer, but I haven't found any website that offers the same drivers. I'm basically on my own, according to this Dell expert (see below). That person told me about the drivers without sharing 1 single link to download the 64-bit drivers (or chipset) for XP, which he/she mentioned:
Dell does not support 64 bit in that model and the reason there are no drivers. You are basically "on your own" to try and find suitable drivers.

However, if you installed the Chipset drivers, Windows should either install a generic driver or find suitable drivers.

The correct install sequence is (1) Install Windows (2) Install chipset driver (3) Install Device Drivers.

On Intel systems the chipset drivers define what is on or attached to the motherboard. I assume the AMD drivers do the same thing.Click to expand...

A:Dell site won't help me. How do you get XP Pro (64bit) to work on Dell 531S?

Hi there

The very best database for drivers is . You need to create a free account to gain access.

What the tech suggested was installing enough drivers to get your networking to work and then letting Windows find all the missing drivers automatically using the now working internet by selecting the option "search for drivers automatically" when installing the devices through the add/remove hardware applet in the Control Panel.

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After doing a clean install of my computer about a week ago (Windows XP Home Edition) my Dell speakers won't work at all, in WMP and on websites, such as YouTube. I installed the driver from Dell Support but they still don't work. Everything is plugged in properly and the green light on the right speaker goes on, but no sound at all comes out. NOTHING. I looked around in Audio settings and everything seems to be in place. The speakers aren't muted or anything. Could someone please help me solve this problem? Thanks!

A:Dell Speakers won't work on Dell Dimension B110

Check your connections again. We've all plugged in the PC connection to the wrong port from time to time.
If that's not the problem, uninstall the driver in Device Manager and reinstall.

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Dell Audio doesn't work on my Dell computers but Realtek does. Why is Dell Audio on my computer if I can't get it to work? It looks like a better program with far more features.

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One of my client's Active Directory server (Windows 2003 Server) went down when we installed Service Pack 2. We were able to remove the service pack and get it running again, but until then the client was without any Internet connectivity, due to their DHCP running on the Windows AD. It was a six hour nightmare.

Can a Windows Active Directory do its job without running its own DHCP service? We would like to unload the DHCP from the Windows box to a Linux box or even to the WatchGuard router, but I am not sure how well the Windows server would take this hit to its functionality (or ego ).

Thanks for any insights into this issue.

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Like so many posters here, I am now a among the ranks of those complainants that active pen Stylus will NOT work with this model.  HP.  Is there a simple answer, a a clear declarative sentence, for this reported problem by many, many buyers? Frustrating things more is a call to tech support. 1st call:. " I can confirm no pen Stylus will work with your model.". Then, "Checking further literature, only three models of touchscreen HP computers are compatible with a stylus". Next call to tech support on a hunch no two answers will be same.  This time, "Oh, yes.  I can confirm all touchscreen models are compatible with pen sylus". Me:. Are you sure.  Second tech: "Yes, I assure you".  Me: "Can you explain why the first tech stated none are compatible then found documentation that only three were and mine was not one of them?" Answer:. "No, don't worry.  It is compatible".  Me: "When "Pen and Touch menu is accessed in control panel, only provision shosing as active is 'touch', not pen.  Does this mean drivers are needed or not activated unless stylus contacts the screen".  Answer, "Yes". Me: "Which is it".  Answer:. "Both".  "Let me transfer you to pre-sales which will have more details on your particular model".  Pre-sales:. "Why are you calling pre-sales", in father-to-idiot" lecture. Me:. "I was transferred by tech support because, ostensibly, you have mor... Read more

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Same problem was stated here:

Basically, setTimeout and setInterval function does not work in Opera, during the request.

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Sorry to do this huge post, but I am flummoxed and this is a last gasp for help from beyond.

I am an experienced user and builder with a Auto engineering/Calibration background. I have been using and Building PC's for over ten years now and seem to always have problems integrating any PDA's.

Not usually a problem 'cause I just don't use them any more. The "package" always seems to lag way behind PC development so I just scrapped 'em all to avoid the headaches.

Now comes my problem as an avid chess-player in club and Tournaments I needed a way to quickly and accurately record games - Legally - from Tournaments etc.

Now my need for a PDA is evident as the only acceptable tool for FIDE and USCF a program is now sold to convert 620 mhz PDA's to game recorders! At $70.00 a shot refurbed it beats the stand alone units on sale for $350.00 by, well you get the idea... ... ... ... ... ...

Now to the meat of the matter. About 6mos ago, I purchased an HP hx2700 for this task and after a bit of setup nastiness, It now works as well as can be expected, and plays music surfs Wi-Fi web and plays movies etc!

Always seeking a better experience I took a recommendation (by the S/W vendor) to use a Dell AXIM X50R (no such animal); so I popped for an X50v model instead with a "Windows Mobile 6.5" upgrade installed - no trades no give take-back-sies you bought it you own it.

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my sound does not work at all. my computer information is :

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

System Manufacturer Lan Plus
System Model AWRDACPI
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2191 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 4/8/2003
SMBIOS Version 2.2
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 36.75 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 546.76 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

in sound, video, and game controllers

audio codecs
legacy audio drivers
legacy video capture devices
medi control devices
video codecs
my sound worked before i reinstalled windows from my recovery disk. i dont know what to do in services its on start and automatic

A:Cant find active mixer. new to computers. Sound doesnt work!!

Did you install the drivers for the sound card? After reinstalling Windows you need to install all the drivers for the motherboard. Do you have a drivers disk? Or is this a factory machine that restores the system back to the factory installation?

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Sometimes, for no apparent reason, it becomes impossible to click on a partially obscured window to make it the active window; it's as if the window in the foreground has "gone modal" on me.

Conversely, sometimes a partially obscured window will become the active window and come to the foreground even if I have not clicked on it.

Sometimes when I'm in a browser (ANY browser, not just a particular one), and click the back button, the browser goes back, as it should, but then after a couple of seconds will return to the page I had just been looking it, as if it had a mind of its own.

There is a long thread on Technet about this, with many people reporting the problem as early as 2009 in Vista. I'm running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. I hope there are some good ideas here on this forum, as these problems are making my system unusable, because they happen every few minutes! Arrrgh.

These problems happen in normal mode as well as Safe Mode.

To temporarily fix the problem, I must CTRL-ALT-DELETE and then click CANCEL to return to the desktop.

Here's what I have done to troubleshoot:
1. Bought a new wireless mouse and new wireless keyboard.
1a. Tried a new wired USB mouse.
2. Checked for new device drivers.
3. Run ASUS M/B diagnostics. All's well according to them.
4. Scanned for viruses (using two different A/V programs one after the other, not installed simultaneously)
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A:clicking on partially obscured window to make it active does not work

Do you have any programs running in the background?

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I have downloaded admin tools for Windows 7, however, when I go to the "Turn Windows Features On or Off" (attached) I get an error message (attached). Also attached is my system information. I am basically needing AD Users and Computers and for the life of me can't figure it out. If anyone knows something I am doing wrong please help me.

A:Can not get Active Directory to work, error when I turn on win7 feat..

Try reinstalling the RSAT. Run command prompt as an administrator and then enter the following to uninstall it:

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:958830
Then go to: and download a new copy.

Make sure you are using the correct version (x86/x64). I have linked to the x64 because I saw from your screen shot that you're on a 64 bit machine.

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active directory domain service unavailable - Cant get printer to work

My printer worked fine previously, then suddenly it failed to print, cant add as hardware, tried reinstalling driver and told cant get info from server...

this is as simple wired networked printer...a Samsung ML2580N

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ok I have windows XP On Both Off my computers but my other one has a dell monitor and I've tried to get it to work so many times I got lucky I think twice first time it worked but then I shut it off for the night then I had a hard time to get it to work but I finally did and after that I can't get it to work it keeps saying to set it up through the disc drive I think I haven't turned it on for a bit I'll have to check it,
but can anyone help with what I said?

A:Does A Dell Monitor Work With A Non-Dell Computer?

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I recently bought a cd writer and have found out it was originally meant for a dell computer - mine isn't a dell though.

The writer manual is here -

The machine is just some clone I picked up at a garage sale, it works really well except that the cd writer quit recently. It has an MS- 6738 motherboard and duron processor running Ubuntu 10.04 currently.

Will the dell cd writer work in it? So far I'm having no luck but I'm new at this so I wasn't sure if it was my error or simply not going to happen



A:will a cdrom from a dell machine work in non-dell?

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I was in a rush to shut down my laptop so while windows was shutting down i held the power button for 5 secs to shut it down faster (I know, I'm so stupid!). But now programs that were still active at time of shutdown refuse to work. Some of these are office 2010 starter & Windows Installer (). Is there a fix for this?

A:Programs active after force close (hold power for 5 secs) won't work!

You should always close all programs before restarting or shutting down your pc. Sleep is the only mode where it is fine to leave your programs running.

You are going to need to do a repair on the programs in question, or uninstall and reinstall them.

For office:

For windows installer:

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I am asking if a Dell xps 430 motherboard will work in my 420. The cases look identical.
The reason I am considering this is to get DDR3 Ram so as to have a faster computer. 
My 420 is DDR2 and the 430 is DDR3
Anybody ever do the swap?

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Hi, when I tilt my screen forwards and backwards (not really when I rotate it in its frame) I get a flicker and the screen goes black for a second. It feels like it might be a hardware issue - I just wondered if it was common and there was a cheap fix? Or if it is a software issue is there something that can be installed to remedy it?

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This is a continuation of the following thread:

The computer in question is a Dell Dimension 8400, with Windows XP Professional. It got badly infected with a virus and rootkit, and I decided to wipe the thing clean. I was advised to run the Dell PC Restore to return to the factory settings. This involves pressing Ctrl-F11 during boot, and following the directions:

When the blue bar appeared, I hit Ctrl-F11 as it says. Immediately, "2 active partitions" popped up, and nothing happened. I wait a few minutes and press enter. Then it says:

No boot device detected
Press F1 to reboot, or F2 for setup utility.

If I press F1, the same thing happens. It hangs at 2 active partitions. If I press F2, it goes into the BIOS (no idea what I'm doing there).

I tried turning off and turning back on again, and I can't even get into safe mode now. It hangs at "2 active partitions".

I am able to boot the original windows CD. It gives me the option of installing windows, or doing a repair installation with Recovery Console. I tried the recovery console, and the only windows installation I can choose is D:\WINDOWS. Choosing that gives me access to the D:\WINDOWS prompt, but I don't know what to do from there.

How should I proceed? I have never wiped a hard drive or reinstalled windows before.


A:Cannot run Dell PC Restore: Hangs at "2 active partitions"

if you want to start from scratch, two things you can do, instead of recovery console, just install windows. It will wipe the drive and install or at d prompt, type

format c:

then enter. It will format the drive. Once formated, you can reboot the cd and install windows.

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What i'm wanting to do is with the side off my computer hook up a hard drive to sata 2 or sata 3 to see data on hard drive without rebooting computer. 
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Ive installed, clean installed and nothing. it still tells me i dont have Flash player active X installed.

And now I cant view SWF files with irfanview.

A:Flash player Active X not found, irfanview SWF player dont work right

Open Internet Explorer and visit this link: Adobe - Install Adobe Flash Player uncheck any box that offers you anything you're not looking for before downloading Flash.

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I've been fighting with some sort of redirect virus. Checked my computer with Malwarebates in Safe MOde, Normal Mode, etc. It did find some viruses but removed them and nothing is present anymore. I also checked my comp with BitDefender online scanner, SuperAntiSpyware, HijackTHis. They don't find any viruses. Computer works fast, although aftre all this checking and removal I found that sometimes when I click two windows too fast it locks and I have to reboot it by reset button.
Now the annoying part is that when I do Google search it still redirects me to various random sites. I also found that when I disable active scripting it does not do that, but then I cannot view YOuTube movies, etc.
Is ther a way to analyze and search for scripts that cause this. I assume it's just some stupid script that gets activated when I'm on line, because none of the AV programs I use finds any viruses anymore.
Any help would be appreciated

A:Google redirect? No viruses found but active when active scripting enabled

Could you please post the log files from all the programs you ran? (MBAM and SUPERantispyware) Do NOT post the Hijackthis log.

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Hi everybody,

I am new here and actually after I checked different contributions, I liked the place, it's really helpful, and I hope to be a permanent member. Well, I am new to VBA, and I just got a macro that runs on active open sheet, then I need to run the same macro, but this time on more than a file/ sheet (actually it's a big number, like 1000+), closed and already saved in a folder. I would pretty appreciate if anyone helps me to add the necessary code ( which will direct the macro to : focus on a specific folder in a specific location (e.g. E:\myfolder) , then run on every excel file in that folder, and to save every file before close , doing that until the last file in that folder .. that's it .. Any help?

Many thanks

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Hello, I am trying to find out what kind of network connectivity is typically required between 2 Active-Active data centers? (Keeping in mind the global traffic management would be required between the 2 sites and all the traffic would typically be coming to Site A first though Akamai).

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Hi All,

My Application that is active and  40 users are using that, It was working fine on windows xp , but when we installed Windows 7 on users machine , they are facing issues that after few minutes their icon is disappearing and once we are going to check from
taskbar>>customize  and try to change the dropdown of the application it is showing "This
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I tried almost all solutions that are on internet , deleting registry/scan system etc. but problem is still there.

Please help me on this.



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When I have any programs open that have gone to the taskbar because another program opened... How do I get any of those programs to activate again from taskbar?
This has driven me nuts since I got Win 10.
I click on the program icon on taskbar, and nothing happens. Only way I can get program active again is to right click, and start another instance of it.
I hope I'm making this clear. Cuz I really want to know how to get around this.

A:active programs on taskbar - how do you make them 'active' again

See if this tutorial can hep...................
How to Clear and Reset the Thumbnail Cache in Windows 10
Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset in Windows 10

Please use Option Two.
It's easiest and fastest.

And, just in case................
How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows 10
Icon Cache - Rebuild in Windows 10

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Hello I have a Intel core I5 4460 3.2ghz and I was asking if a GTX 960 will work in my computer? From what i know I am limited to 9.5" and the gtx i am looking at is 9.5" so I am cuttjng it really close size wise. If it does fit will it be compatiable with my computer with it running Windows 10? The last question is power supply. If I get the GTX 960 what type of power supply would be best? If the GTX 96p does not work ivam looking at a GTX 750 that should work a bit better, but I am trying to see if i can get a slightly better card then the 750. Any assistance would greatly be appreciated

A:Will a GTX 960 work in my Dell desktop

We need to know the specific Inspiron desktop model.

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

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

Specs of the laptop:

Latitude Cpi D266XT


64 Megs Ram

Bios A12

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

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

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A:Dell Latitude Cpi Won't Work

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i have a dell optiplex GX-280 tower style not the one that lays on its side and i want to put a new prosseser in it was looking into this style Pentium 4 Dual Cores there is a pentium 4 at 3.0GHZ right know but just tring to get a little more out of this old pc got a 512mb video card and 4gb ram and a 500gb harddrive with a bigfoot enternet card 1gb well if u can help i appriceat it thanks a lot

A:Wondering if this will work in my Dell

First you need to find out what socket the Cpu is, I think it's LGA775?.. I was just reading someone wanted to upgrade there Gx-280 CPU and read that they were stuck with it becuase there was no dual core processor available for it, but I just looked on newegg and they have a few dual core socket 775.. So im not sure, you just have to do a little homework. Hope this helps

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I just got my PN556W from Dell and after seeing so many people here commenting that that pen worked fine with their HP Spectres x360 I decided to give it a go. After hours trying to make it work on my HP I gave up.Can't find anything online explaining how to install it bypassing the Dell installation shield that just won't install the pen drivers on the PC.This is so frustrating if I don't get any help from this at least I put the word out so more people can be aware that HP Spectre x360 will not work with PN556W from Dell.Thanks

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My Inspiron 660 version is with Core i5 3330 and 8GB RAM.
The BIOS is UEFI version 2.7.
My question is simple, will a GTX 960 work on this PC? (I already have upgraded the PSU, so no issue there, and it is a 6.7-inch card, so it will fit no issue)
I am just worried about the BIOS compatibility.
Hopefully someone can help me out.

A:Will a GTX 960 work on a Dell Inspiron 660?

BIOS incompatibility with video cards is usually a problem with much older computers. If there is a problem, update the bios. Make sure the card is in the first slot and that the secondary power cord(s) are plugged in. Most of these cards actually need two 6-pin power cords. Does your new supply have enough amps for the card?
If there is a problem, you can try resetting the BIOS/CMOS memory by removing and installing the system board battery; leave out for 10 seconds or so. You could also have a problem with the BIOS Safe Boot feature. Safe Boot protects the computer from changes in configuration, such as BIOS viruses or hardware changes. You might need to deactivate Safe Boot, restart the 660 and then restart Safe Boot.

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I got a whole Dell desktop set a few years back. about 3-5 years ago. and it came with the whole load.
it came with a set of speakers:
left+right+ subwoofer

yesterday when i turned on my computer which runs xp, i did not here the start up tune. i checked the speakers if they were on, and they were plugged in and everything
i do not know what is wrong.
is it becuase i leave them on all the time?
becuase when i shut off my computer i leave my speakers on and then turn off the surge protector which many of my computer peripherals are plugged in.
would not turning them off and just cutting the power cuase them not to work anymore?

they are DELL A425 speakers.

A:Dell Speakers Do Not Work

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Hi, I have a dell insprion 660 and want to upgrade my gpu. My computer is the standard mini tower one, not the slim version. So I am wondering if a ASUS GeForce GTX 950 MINI-GTX950-2G 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Cards will work with my computer. I already bought a 500w psu so I got that cover, but I don't if this card will work. Its a dual slot card and the pci is 3.0, will that work with this computer?
Here a link to that card I am thinking of buying

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I bought a new beefy tower pc with a AMD Athlon duo core 3 ghz cpu and a 512mb 9600gt nVidia graphics card and 4 gb ram. 500gb hdd.

When I picked up, it was demonstrated to me by the seller who showe it to me on one their old crt monitors in their factory. I did not buy a new monitor, I did not think it necessary when my old one, a flat lcd 19in was still in working order. By the way , it worked with my old pc and I put my lap top to it and it was fine. I used the chord at the back to hook my laptop to my lcd tv and it was fine SO....Monitor is ok and connection is ok......what happens when you boot the fine new pc up is nothing. The monitor light remains amber. I pressed one of the buttons on the monitor and it came up with a message that is was in sleep mode and to move mouse or touch keyboard. I moved mouse and nothing happened.

The pc is brand new *wah**wah* I cant take it back until after 9th of Jan '09 when the place opens again after the holiday break, but I would like to use this new pc.... What can I do??? Please help me....

A:Dell Monitor won't work with my new PC

Either you have your monitor connected to the motherboard video and the BIOS is set to output to the video card, or you have your monitor connected to the video card and haven't installed drivers for it or switched video modes in the BIOS.

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Hey guys my laptop is being really confusing lately, it wont open any icons and when i click on them it says getnow download manager and has a giant loading screen come up. I think this happened when i clicked "open with," and now most of my icons dont do anything. I can get on to the internet but only if i right click on the icon on my taskbar and open a site i was on recently. Even when i go back to open with, none of the options work. I downloaded WinRAR a while ago and still have it but its not installed apparently and wont open. So im screwed. Please help!!

A:My Dell Laptop won't work

Welcome to TSG.

Run a full and uninterrupted scan using your installed antivirus and see what comes up.


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I have an Inspiron 3847 desktop with Windows 7 64-bit as the OS.
Recently bought Rosetta Stone which requires a microphone to use and the computer will not allow the mic to work. I've checked all places where the mic could be muted and that is not the issue. I've turned the volume all the way up and that didn't help.  When the mic is plugged in and I check the audio devices it says "Realtek High Definition Audio Default Device" regardless of what make or model of a mic I use.
I looked this issue up online and the problem appears to be a setting in the Realtek program itself as I found a fix on Youtube where someone else was having the same trouble. The issue I have is that I have no access to the Realtek program as I get "Dell Audio" coming up every time I try to access Realtek.
I've tried updating the drivers, I've tried deleting the drivers and installing the Realtek ones from their site and neither works. All I ever get is "Dell Audio" which doesn't help me at all as nothing in the program can rectify the microphone issue.
Can someone please tell me how to get the  microphone working? Thanks in advance.

A:Cannot get mic to work with Dell Audio

Well thanks for nothing Dell forums...

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I thought I would continue off of this thread.

I need some help to figure this out. I am fixing a Dell Dimension 4600 for a friend of the family. The computer went dead after a lightning storm. I took the PSU to a computer shop and they tested it and confirmed that it was damaged. I bought a new A-Power 480W ATX PSU and installed it. The system started up just fine. I was about ready to return it to her but I thought I would help clean-off all the junk that Dell installs on her system. Well, after using the computer for about 20 minutes it all of a sudden shut off.

I unplugged the power cable then went to start the computer again. It started but stayed up for only 10 minutes. I tried to start the computer again but all I got was a flashing amber light. I pulled everything off of the motherboard except the processor and started it again but still the flashing light. I thought the new PSU was bad so I took it back to the store but it tested with no problems.

I took the motherboard out and looked over all the capacitors but none of them show any signs of damage.

What could be wrong?

A:Dell won't work after Lightening

Its best to start a new thread rather then attach onto someone elses.

Lightening or power surges can do damage to computer that can happen at the moment of the incident or slow deteriate. I'd get in touch with the insurance company and find out if its covered under the policy.

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My Store and xbox stopped working.  So I clicked on Dell Help.  Got message it stopped working but no way to fix.  I had seen online that sometimes "store" stopped because of Win 10 updates.  I removed the latest update and rebooted.  I got back Store and Xbox but not Dell Help. I still says "failed to connect to the service".

A:Dell Help & Support not work in Win 10

It is possible the site was down. Did you try rebooting and trying again to connect?  Have you performed any Dell Updates to see if that will resolve the services? If not, try the Dell Updates..

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how can I tell if the Sata hard drive is actually connected to the SATA controller and not the IDE controller? or how do i tell which controller is in charge?



A:Got a new DELL laptop at work

If the Dell is new and it has an Intel processor, you'll see a program in the Start Menu called the Intel Matrix Storage Manager. That shows all drives and the format of their connection.

If the Dell is new and has an AMD processor? Beats me.

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I have a dell pc and at work my dell PC using dell mouse and dell keyboard got soaked. Sometimes my keyboard works and other time keyboard does not... I had to restart pc 2 times to pc to recognize keyboard and have key strokes operate properly.... but any keyboard does not work not even hp keyboard gets recognized....any other vendor does not get recognized as well.... any thing i can do to have keyboard to operate as it should on a dell dimension 8400 pc....

pls help.


A:Keyboard does not work on Dell PC

Have you tried both P/S2 and USB?

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I have a Dell 8400 running Win XP sp2 that no longer recognizes either of the DVD drives (samsung and philipps). In My Computer the drives simply do not appear. I have reloaded the drivers, reseated the cables, deleted them from device manager -- and still NOTHING!

They do show up in Device Manager with error symbols. I have also been able to boot from the DVD using ERD commander so I know they work. I just can't get Windows XP to understand that.

Anyone have a clue what I need to do next aside from formating C: and reinstalling?

A:Dell 8400 DVD's no longer work.

Delete the Filters

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For a Dell Inspiron laptop whose 65w charger has died and has no battery, will a 90w HP charger which fits work?

The Universal Chargers we find at Best Buy here are all 90w too and are guaranteed to work, so not sure why a 90W HP charger wouldn't work - but want to ask first to be sure.


A:Will HP charger work with Dell Inspiron?

What is the output voltage of each adapter?

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i want to upgrade but i don't know what gpu will work and witch one would be the best for the money

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I talked to dell about my cloning problems....and they knew what is was instantly. The tech said that my computer has "Dell Media Direct" (I have media buttons on front of computer that allows me to play music etc without turning on laptop)....he said that cloning software won't work cause the drive has a hidden partition with the Media Direct stuff in it. He said it'll clone ,but the drive won't be bootable! He said that my only option is to do a clean install and copy and paste my stuff thru the USB and my external drive(my old drive in the enclosure). Now on to a Fresh Install(yuck!!). I've got a couple questions before I try installing XP.1. My new Seagate drive is now full of data from the cloning process...will the XP install disk just reformat the drive and erase what's on the drive?2. These are the disks Dell sent me: Reinstallation DVD Ms Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2 Reinstall Dell Inspiron Software includes: Device Drivers and utilities Reinstall Tools System Software Contents: Antivirus Software,Support software,multimedia software,internet software Are these all I need to get my system up and running?3. Do I just install the new Seagate drive and boot of the XP reinstall DVD and follow the instructions.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Apricorn Says "cloning Won't Work With Your Dell !"

Here is some info on Media Direct. Could someone take a look at it and decipher it for me?

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Has anyone ever heard of buying a refurbished PC from an Authorized Microsoft Refurbisher where out of the gate the Windows feature of Games doesn't work.  After contacting the Refurbisher was told that refurb OS at 64 bit does not contain Games and that they would send a 32 bit disc for me to do the install of the OS all over again?
I find this unbelievable.  The refurb license for software shouldn't be less of an OS than OEM or retail, should it???
Thanks much.

A:Refurbished Dell PC - win 7 64 bit- games don't work

Learn to believe. Old Windows OS games are 32 bit..

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I recently purchased a used Dell Laptop running WIndows 98 SE. It came with an Ethernet card and is enabled. When I went to sign on to the internet, it says it can't find my modem. I go under other devices and listed is PCI Ethernet Controller and PCI MUltimedia Audio device. There are yellow question marks next to each. I look up the ethernet controller and tells me that a driver is not installed. I attempted to reinstall and it says it can't find a driver.

How do I get this ethernet card to work?

Under PCMCIA Socket is listed a Texas Instruments PCI-1225 CardBus controller. Does that mean something?

Thanks again for everyone's help.


A:modem won't work on dell laptop

Just pulled out the card and it's a 3com 10/100 lan cardbus pc card wti5h Xjack Connector. Moel 3cxfe575bt

Hope this helps.

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