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Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 BIOS update error.

Q: Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 BIOS update error.

OS: WINDOWS 8.1 64-BIT
i am having a battery problem so i am wanting to update my BIOS to troubleshoot it.
My current BIOS version is A05 (3-jan-13). I want to update it to A14.
But i am getting ther error message 'allocate memory for security flash fail!'
The drive where windows is installed has only 5GB of free space.
Could it be becausr of this?

A: Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 BIOS update error.

No -- 5G is more than enough free space for a BIOS flash. Is the system failing to recognize the AC adapter (F2 at powerup to check)?
If it is, the BIOS won't flash - this is a hardware problem a BIOS update won't fix -- either the adapter, the DC jack or the mainboard is bad.

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OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit.
I am having battery problems.
I currently have BIOS version A05 (3-jan-13).
I have downloaded the update A14 but when i am installing it,
It gives error message 'allocate memory for security flash failed!'.
My drive where windows is installed i have only 4.7GB of free space.  Could it be because of this?

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Hello,
So as it says in the title i have a 4 years old Inspiron 7720, and for the larger portion of that period of time it worked like a charm.
However lately it started doing some quirky things.
About two weeks ago my GPU (GeForce GT 650M) just disappeared from my Device Manager. I tried updating my GPU drivers, updating Windows (10) but it didn't seem to change anything. So i did some digging and found this: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19498450
Apparently I'm not the only one who encounterd this problem and there is a solution.HOWEVER, whenever I try to flash my BIOS an error pops up which reads: "ERROR 105 - Command line error! Status = 105."
I searched and found more users that experienced this problem, but the only solution I managed to find was reinstalling the OS, which is quite a drastic measure.
Is there any other way to fix this error?Thank you

A:Dell Inspiron 7720 GPU not showing AND BIOS update Error 105

It appears your BIOS may need to be updated.  What is the current version you're using? You should update them in order without skipping to the highest first.  Here's some information that may be helpful.

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Resolution: Dell Inspiron 5459/5559/5759 BIOS Update - Will not boot after update
"No boot drive found", "PXE... Media test failure"
If you updated from 1.0.x to 1.1.5 (or other) and find yourself scratching your head in a panic that your system won't boot up, reboot and press and hold the F2 key when you see the Dell logo (shortly after restart). When the bios settings page opens, click restore settings to default, save, and then exit. Your system should boot to windows now :-)
If you don't care about default Keyboard LED brightness or Fn Lock key default status, disregard the following:
After your system restarts into windows, restart and repeat to enter bios. There are some minor settings that change -- They are minor and don't affect performance.  Under System Configuration, Keyboard brightness changes from dim to bright. Under Post Boot, Fn lock key changes to unlocked.
Have a nice day. Hopefully if you're reading this you already figured that out on your own.

A:Dell Inspiron 5459/5559/5759 BIOS Update Error - WILL NOT REBOOT

Hello,
I am facing the exact issue for my 5559 laptop after updating bios from Dell update site. 
It had 1.1.5 if i remember correctly, and update was for 1.1.6 using Inspiron_5459_1.1.6.exe 
Only problem, reset to default settings does not solve it for me. Its still the same PXE E61 Media test failure and NO Bot device found error. 
Is there a way to boot from usb and flash it to original version ? 

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Hello,
Can any one help me with Inspiron 5521 touch pad please. Whenever I open anything like browser, word it takes screen to the bottom of the page and even when I open speaker the volume goes down as well. My primary button was set as 'left' but it keeps changing to 'right'.
Kindly help me out as my day-to-day business is hampering!

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I have the laptop model inspiron 15R-5521 with service tag <Service Tag: Removed as per privacy policy>, and would like to replace the touchscreen. The screen has two groups of vertical white lines, which do not appear on an external monitor, but these lines do appear on the LCD BIST test on all colors, except for white. The screen's glass is also cracked in a few places.
Firstly, can I purchase and install only a replacement glass for the screen? Alternatively, would it be possible to entirely replace the touchscreen with a non-touchscreen, matte display?

A:DELL inspiron 15R-5521 screen replacement

Hi JG12345,
As there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
If you wish to replace the parts yourself, then check this link - http://bit.ly/2cZX70m 
If you choose to replace the screen with non touch / matte screen - you would need to replace the LCD backcover with a compatible one designed for non touch functionality.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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My Inspiron 15r 5521 model doesnt have any graphics card. Is there possibility that I can install the graphics card that the other model does have ? 

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Dear All,
I have Dell inspiron 15R 5521 with Windows 7. Due to heavy virus and resolvable issues of iTunes I have decided to re-install Windows 7 on my laptop. I have the Windows 7 CD, however, it is difficult for me to install windows on laptop as it requires the different kinds of drivers. please help how to install Windows and drivers, so that after installation of Windows my laptop is in full working condition.

Thanking you for your kind gesture.
 

A:help in the installation of Windows on Dell Inspiron 15R-5521

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I have a Dell inspiron 5521 and it's 8 months old. Today when I opened it this message appeared : "Your battery has experienced permanent failure and needs to be replaced. I can open the notebook when ac is on but the red led of battery is blinking and the battery can not be charged. Also in bios i get the same message about battery. Is this really a permanent failure ? It's just 8 monts old. What can I do ? 
I burrow with my friend to check the battery when i replace the battery it works is that battery suddenly death ?
Points. 
I have updated the Bios also
Also I diagnostics

A:Dell Inspiron 5521 Battery not Working

Hi SUBASH4U,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please boot into BIOS <F2> and check on the status of the battery listed.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 Laptop having 4 GB RAM. I am planning to add additional 8GB RAM.
So, the Total RAM would be 4+8= 12 GB.

I found the following information in Dell Specifications User Guide:

Memory
Connectors:
Inspiron 5521 Two internally-accessible DDR3 SODIMM connectors
Inspiron 5537 Two internally-accessible DDR3L SODIMM connectors
Capacity Up to 16 GB
Type:
Inspiron 5521 Dual channel DDR3
Inspiron 5537 Dual channel DDR3L
Speed Up to 1600 MHz
Configurations supported 2 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB

I found the following Memory Module information by running Command on my Laptop: 
Total Width: 64 bits

Data Width: 64 bits

Size: 4096 MB

Form Factor: SODIMM

Set: None

Locator: JDIMM2

Bank Locator: Not Specified

Type: DDR3

Type Detail: Synchronous

Speed: 1600 MHz



Question 1: Is it possible to add 4+8= 12GB configuration in this Laptop?
Question 2: Should i use DDR3 instead of DDR3L RAM in this Laptop?
Question 3: Which RAM is best supported with this Laptop, Kingston or CORSAIR Vengeance?

Note: I am using Ubuntu on this Machine.

A:Dell Inspiron 5521 | RAM Upgrade | Memory Module

1. Yes, albeit at a performance penalty.  It's designed for a pair of matched modules.
2.  Either will work by itself.  Don't mix DDR3 and DDR3L though -- if you have DDR3, use that; if L, use that if you're adding a module.
3.  Crucial is hard to beat particularly given its compatibility guarantee when purchased through its memory configurator.  Anything else- ask the vendor about compatibility guarantees (or be sure you understand the possible restocking charge if a return is required).

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The laptop was used 2 hours before the wifi adapter suddenly went "missing", as in no wifi driver is shown in the Device Manager list, and when I try to install the driver, the installation was unsuccessful due to absence of hardware.
Now, this laptop was bought 3 years ago, and this problem reoccurred a few times, each time it just magically fixed itself after a couple of days. The problem usually happens after having carried the computer outside during bus ride, so I'm guessing the hardware component somehow got shaken out of place?
What should I do now to fix the problem ASAP? Thank you!

A:Dell Inspiron 15r 5521 cannot detect wifi adapter

Hi SEASONOFFLAKES,
What is the current OS installed on the system? What is the wireless card model on the system? Does the ethernet work fine?
You cannot install the driver if the hardware is not detected. 
Update the BIOS if possible - http://dell.to/2fvY6Hc- restart the system and check again.
If the card is still not detected, then try reseating the wireless card and check. Download the service manual here - http://dell.to/2fw2juI
If it still does not work, then you could try replacing the wireless card - you could order the parts here as well - http://bit.ly/2eP1069
If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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When i try to turn the laptop on, it either remains stuck on the startup screen or it goes on to the automatic repair screen. I have tried every option on the automatic repair screen except using an external device. I tried resetting, refreshing and plainly restarting. Nothing is working. Help? Thank you

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Hello, my laptop has suddenly stopped connecting to my home wifi network. I have a cell phone and iPad that can connect with no issues. Wifi signal is on and drivers are updated. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Thx
Shanay

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Hello there, After upgrading to Windows 8.1 i sadly found out that the MaxxAudio software is missing from my computer, is there any way to get it back? I've had it on my PC before the upgrade and i want to use it again.
Thanks in advance,-Asaf

A:Dell Inspiron 5521 Waves MaxxAudio driver missing

Hello. MaxxAudio is included in the Realtek audio driver package. Download and install this Realtek audio driver which is for the Inspiron 5521 model with Win 8.1.
If that doesn't work there is no other way -- no separate download for MaxxAudio.

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Hello everyone,
I have a big problem in my laptop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6icmgEx2F4
when i press power button it makes sound as in video and it doesnt show up the screen. so afterwards I have to hard shutdown it by pressing power button for 4-5 seconds.and i have to do this many times (40-50 times) unless luckily it turns on and shows up the screen.
hope someone can help me.

Thanks in advance

A:Dell inspiron 5521 Clicking sound on pressing power button

Your hard drive is bad and must be replaced.

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So after installing Windows 10 I decided to update my drivers and one of them was the "BIOS Update" after a while the update stopped at "sending the update image to FW for verification" and it's stuck on 3%. I'm not a computer wizard so your help is appreciated. Also if you're wondering , I'm using the Dell Inspiron 3847.

A:Dell Inspiron BIOS Update

Bios updates require special installation and must be done alone. It cannot be done with other drivers. Bios updates should be done before updating to win 10 not after. Use caution updating bios since it can brick your computer. 
You should not be updating the drivers yourself. Go to Dell Drivers and downloads and let the scanner tell you what windows 10 drivers you need-- 
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/inspiron-3847-desktop/diagnose 
Completely Shutdown the computer to get out of the hangup. Wait a minute and then turn it back on.

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Hello,There's a bios update that has just been released for my laptop, i'm trying to install it but i get this error message : There isn't any ROM file in this directorythe bios version is A09the current one is A08So shall i install it throught USB flash or what shall i do exactly?thanks in advance

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Model: Dell Inspiron 530
Processor: 2.53 Ghz Intel Core Duo
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
BIOS: 1.0.15

Hello Tech Guys,
Our office bought several computers over the past few days and I've been given the responsibility of setting them up. I AM NOT A COMUTER TECHNICIAN!

Everything was going fine until I tried to update the BIOS on one of the machines.

I had updated the BIOs on other machines with no problems - this time the BIOS update has frozen at 13%.

Please let me know what I can do to safely power down the computer and reboot/retry updating the BIOS.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 530 FROZEN during BIOS Update

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Hi,I was performing a BIOS update on Dell Inspiron N5110 to Latest bios version,  when the laptop became inactive plus the fan started to run at full speed. i could not even switch off the machine by pressing the power button. At the end i had to pull out AC cord and battery.Now its dead(No activity at all). how can i restore bios???
dell inspiron N5110
service tag: <Admin Note: removed per privacy policy~RK>

A:dell inspiron n5110 bios update failure

Solution fo recovery bios Dell N51101. Download the latest firmware from the Dell support2. Save the exe and create a shortcut with the following parameter: " /writehdrfile"3. Start the created shortcut and it will create a n5110a11.hdr file rename the file to N5110.hdr4. Create a shortcut exe file with the following parameter: " /writeromfile"5. Start the created shortcut and it will create a n5110a11.rom file rename the file to DQ15A11.rom6. Copy both file "N5110.hdr" and "DQ15A11.rom" to a FAT formatted pendrive's root folder7. Remove the charger and Battery from the laptop8. Plug In the pendrive9. Press & hold END10. Connect the charger (still hold END)11. The notebook starts automatically and shows the recovery screen12. Press enter and wait until finish the flashing13. Press esc to restart14. Hopefully problem solved

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Hi Dell fans,  just hoping for a bit of direction with this issue:
I have an inspiron 7535 laptop that has started powering off after about 30 minutes of use.  no warning, no graceful shutdown, just straight to power-off.  I've cleaned and serviced it, the normal dell heatsink paste was dry as a nuns hip flask, so that's been renewed and and it's cooling just fine, but i dont think that is the problem.  Mainly because you can turn it straight back on and continue working for another period of time without any need for a cool-down.

My gut instinct is saying BIOS issues.  It's currently at versions A05 31/Oct/2013 and the latest from the support is A13 Release date 15 Jun 2015 (Last Updated 02 Aug 2015) however i cannot get this to install.
If I install within windows (10 x64)  it runs the extractor and flashed up a command window too fast to read the error. and I cannot find any logs it might create.  the command line options dont do anything.  every version does the same thing back to A06.  I seem to see something about intel in the message but cannot really read it in full.
i've also tried booting off a freedos disk and trying all versions too.  this extracts okay and gives error 8743: unknown or unsupported platform, cannot locate hardware platform identification this program cannot be run on the current plaform BIOS version too old please use the latest BIOS to flash.
Any ideas? either on the random pow... Read more

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Hi everybody, and thank you in advance for the help.
I explain the problem: after the update of the BIOS to the version 1.2.2, the laptop rebooted and showed the following message:

Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.36 (11/26/14)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.
No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine

I used ePSA diagnostic and the tests were all OK, then I tried to restore the default settings in the BIOS, but nothing changed.
Has somebody any advice to solve the problem??

Thank you again,
Vittorio

A:PXE-E61: media test failure after BIOS update on Dell Inspiron 5759

Here're two threads that might be helpful to you:
Posted by Buckly53e - Boot not possible after BIOS update:
en.community.dell.com/.../19988584
Posted by MUSTARD647 -Dell Inspiron 5459/5559/5759 BIOS Update Error - WILL NOT REBOOT
en.community.dell.com/.../19670909

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I recently experienced a permanent battery failure on my Dell Inspiron 5548 laptop, and it can now only work while plugged in. The advice I found after perusing online would be to update BIOS. I've gone to Dell Support, had the site detect my Service TAG, and downloaded the manual BIOS update file(s). However, when I try to click on the new program, it brings me to this thing called "Insyde", which A.) asks for an ID and version and B.) won't work at all anyways since it says my battery needs to be at at least 10% for BIOS to be flashed. Now, I can't charge my computer at all since the battery is fried, since I'm basically running on electricity.
Not only am I unsure if a BIOS update will even fix my battery failure issue, but I can't even test it.
My Version: 10.0.14393 Build 14393
Advice?

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My newly bought laptop has various issues including:
1. Not waking from sleep mode
2. Unable to adjust brightness
3. BSOD on Windows 8.1 x64
All latest drivers and Windows updates have been installed. The BIOS file <<downloads.dell.com/.../3442A06.EXE&gt;> was downloaded from:
<<http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/inspiron-15-3542-laptop/drivers>>
Please refer to the attached screenshots of the error.

A:VARIOUS Problems - Unable to Update BIOS on Inspiron 15 - 3542 - Dummy Model Error

Have there been any resolution of this problem? I downloaded all the availiable BIOSes for my Inspiron 3543 and I allways get the same error (DummyModel) when trying to update it. I've been trying to locate the source of some issues and the BIOS is the last thing to be updated! My PC is still on A01.

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I have replaced my battery with following battery:
CN-04WY7C-48630-3CP-O0YN-A02
Made in ChinaCan you please say whether its DELL original battery and how many cells?Thanks and Best Regards  

A:Is my Inspiron 5521 battery original or not?

Hi Yogesh Kathir,
The part number 4WY7C is compatible Dell battery for INSPIRON 5521. its a 4 Cell battery. The Dell part number is valid and its original.

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I have an Inspiron 15R - 5521, the on-board sound card is having some issues, the volume from the speakers is very very low accompanied with a loud hissing and static noise, the headphone jack is not working, no headphones are detected at all. I am a tech person myself who has worked for dell support so i have tried everything from the Knowledge base but nothing seems to work. Drivers Reinstall, OSRI, volume tests, enabling disabling features, power management tweaks, Bios updates, every possible thing in the book. I tried a tear down of the machine but since the audio is on-board there isn't much i could do to rectify the problem. I know as a standard procedure dell would ask me to pay for support for this out of warranty laptop and the only thing they can do is a motherboard replacement which would not be an economical option. I tried using a usb DAC and some USB headphone with the laptop which work fine, but then again they have this highly annoying high frequency pitch, which is caused due to power being fed to Device through usb. Using headphone with these devices have made me go crazy because of this noise, i might even go deaf if i use it for long. Is there as possible way i can fix this...( i highly doubt it) also if there is a device i can use for external audio with headphones that would not make this high pitched noise, then that would be great. !! Need Ideas.. and lots of help!

A:Inspiron 5521 R Audio Issues

Hello. I don't think you mentioned your operating system. If it is Win 7 or 8 and you are using the Realtek 6.0.1.6788 audio driver, that driver is buggy and doesn't recognize the headphone jack. The previous version works okay, 6.0.1.6690.If you are using one of the Win10 or Win 8.1 audio drivers for the Inspiron 15R 5521, I don't know if they are buggy or not. What I would do is to switch from the Realtek driver to the Windows native driver. If even the native driver does not recognize the headphone jack, then probably hardware failure.
Zubidxalso if there is a device i can use for external audio with headphones that would not make this high pitched noise
Sorry but I had not previously heard of that problem.
Zubidxwhich is caused due to power being fed to Device through usb
If it is a common usb issue, I'm surprised that the usb DAC wasn't designed to filter out the noise

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Hello there, friends. I'm in desperate need of help.
I had the stupid idea today to thoroughly clean my sisters laptop so i took it apart completely. I've cleaned it well and put everything back on. When i tried to turn the laptop on, the Windows is Starting window appeared which relieved me, but suddenly i got a blue screen saying that atikmpag.sys is causing problems. I fixed that by going into safe mode and adding ".OLD" to the file. The laptop turned on finally, but it runs like a vegetable, since the ATI Radeon GPU on it is simply not detected, not even by the device manager. The laptop seems to be running only on the Intel Family 4000 which is horrible and can't even run Aero effects. I can't turn the brightness higher or lower. I can't even change what the lid does for some reason. And the device itself is hotter than usual. I already tried taking the CMOS battery out and put it back in but that didn't fix it. Attempting to install AMD drivers results in a little window saying that CCC(Catalyst Control Center) has nothing to run on. So I'm really really afraid i've messed something up while cleaning the insides of the laptop. Could anyone of you please suggest any fixes and methods? I'll be incredibly grateful and my sister won't kill me too. 

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I have a sd card stuck in my SD MMC - MS/PRO media card reader slot and I cannot get it out.
I am also having difficulty finding it listed anywhere on my laptop.

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Hello , I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home. I am trying to access the system BIOS and it has a red password log in screen. I tried to guess and enter several log in passwords including  the word DELL and none of them worked. I didn't want to enter too many wrong passwords because I didn't know if the system would lock me out. Can anyone help me by pass the BIOS log in password or some how disable it ? Thank You in advance.

A:Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Hi WILSPEAK,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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I have an Inspiron 15R 5521 and the built in LCD display is failing. Rather than repair it, I want to remove it and run the base attached to an external HDMI monitor. However, after unplugging the LCD connector from the motherboard, the system won't boot (8 beep code) even though the external monitor is plugged in.
Is there a way around this? A bios setting perhaps? Does anyone know if it would work if I left the connector plugged in with the cable cut rather than unplugging it?
Thanks.

A:Inspiron 15R 5521 Fails POST without LCD display

There is no way - the system must have a functioning display panel in order to POST.

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I have the Dell Inspiron 518 desktop with 64 bit Vista, and attempted to update the BIOS to version 1.0.7 last evening.  I closed all open programs, disabled anti-virus, and ran the BIOS update as administrator.  The update began and asked if I would like to update from version 1.0.5 to 1.0.7, and I clicked on the update button.  The BIOS flash began by deleting the previous BIOS and then attempted to install the new 1.0.7 BIOS but produced an error message similar to "error writing BIOS to block," an the only option was to cancel the update.  I knew I did not have any BIOS installed at that point, but my computer was still operating so I made an additional attempt to re-download the 1.0.7 BIOS and re-install it.  No good, it would not even run now.  There was no turning back and no way to reinstall either the previous BIOS or the new one.  Eventually I tried to restart the computer, and it would not start. 
Dell is sending a tech next week to replace the motherboard on this otherwise great computer that is only about two months old.
DO NOT upgrade the BIOS on a Inspiron 518 with 64 Bit Vista to version 1.0.7.  The upgrade does not work and will kill your motherboard.
Art

A:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.

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ok.. i purchased a laptop from a pawn shop..and for some odd reason i got the admin password needed in order to get to windows. any suggestions on what i should do to fix it?
 

A:dell inspiron bios pw

You got yourself a stolen laptop..

A Dell service contractor can remove the password but they probably require you to prove that you obtained that thing in a legit way.
 

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Hi All,
I have installed 5520 BIOS on Inspiron 15R 5521 machine by mistake.  However, Its works but few functionality are disabled.  Please let me know how to correct this issue

A:5520 BIOS installed on 15R-5521 machine. How to correct it ?

Hi Kartkart, 
Please use the link below to update the A14 version BIOS for Dell Inspiron 5521.
http://www.dell.com/support/home/in/en/inbsdt1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=9TV83
During the process of upgrading to the correct BIOS if any issue arises on the system. You will have to replace the system board on the computer by contacting the expired warranty repairs team of your region for charged repairs as Dell would not be responsible for the issues.

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hi, i am lost on how to by-pass my dell bios, i have erased all my hard drive as i was going to set up for grand kids- in the process i locked myself out

have tried about everything i can find

any help thanks in advance
 

A:Dell inspiron 9100 bios

read the FAQs in the mobile computing forum
 

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Hi Sirs,
  Pls can you help me with my sons laptop? he mistakenly put bios password and he cannot remember.
S/N:<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
Express service code: <ADMIN NOTE: Express service code removed per privacy policy>
thanks

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Hello, just purchased a dell inspiron 660, it's great, and it boots up really fast, it's got an i5! I love it! Only problem is there are no bios options showing on startup. (Just the dell logo, and a rotating wheel, then it goes straight to the login screen)

I tap f2, and f12, but nothing happens, it just continues on to the login screen.

Maybe it's not a major problem but I always like to see if there are options I can change in the bios.

A:Dell Inspiron 660, No BIOS OPTIONS

Perhaps your method is incorrect.

Restart your computer.
At the first text on the screen or when the Dell logo appears, tap F2 until the message Entering Setup appears.
What is BIOS and How to Access it on a Dell Computer | Dell US

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Hi,

I need to boot my DELL Inspiron 12500(PP02L) with a Bootable CD. However, everytime I'm booting, it straight goes and boots WinXP.

I don't even know how to get into the BIOS. I try pressing DEL or F1 as soon as the DELL screen comes, but no luck.

Pls help.
 

A:Entering BIOS of DELL Inspiron

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Hello everyone. I have DELL INSPIRON N5010. I was using windows 7 home basic 32 bit os. I wanted to change it to windows 7 ultimate. So I have inserted windows 7 Installation disk into CD drive. Then I went to through the installation and I chose the Custom as the installation type.When the partition page appeared, I have formatted all the disks including C which contains windows files. Then I got 298 GB unallocated space. Then I split them in to 4 partitions. Then I have selected one partition to install the windows. Then installation started .
Copying windows files succeeded.
Expanding Windows files(0%) is still be like that for 20 minutes. Then I got the error message like,
windows cannot install required files. error code 0x80070017
And I thought it would be the installation disk problem. But it works fine in other systems.
I tried several disks. No use. Also I got another problem.
when system boots I tried to enter into BIOS using F2 and F12 which was mentioned in screen. But it did not enter into the BIOS, Instead it goes to the installation.
I do not know what to do. Help me to get rid of this.

Thanks in advance.

A:BIOS not working in DELL INSPIRON.

I would suggest using a different DVD drive, or maybe copying the installation files to a USB stick (4gb or bigger) and performing a USB install.
The error 0x80070017 translates to "CRC Error" which means that the files that are being copied from the disk are not making it to the hard drive with the same structure, meaning that the "original" files on the disk are being modified/changed/corrupted while being copied to the "destination" location on your hard drive during the install.
This usually means either a bad DVD, or a read error on the DVD drive.
The easiest thing is to make a USB drive to install Window s7 (and it's WAY faster than DVD too!)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd535816.aspx
I hope this helps.

scrooge

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Lately I have been noticing that my laptop has started slowing down so I decided to use the recovery option in the settings app on Windows 10 to reinstall Windows 10 and hopefully have a better experience overall. After I have finished the process, I installed the AMD driver (crimson edition) to make sure things will work properly, but when I opened the driver software, under the display section I have a message saying "No displays are currently connected to AMD products" and under the system section there are 3 labels on the top, overview, software and hardware. Next to hardware the following is written "AMD Radeon (TM) HD 8500M/8700M (Disabled)". I tried the GPU and GPU stress tests on the Dell website and on both of them the score was lower than expected. I opened the DirectX Diagnostics Toll (DXDIAG) and I had Display 1 and Display 2, 1 being the Intel HD graphics and 2 being the AMD one. When I opened the Device Manager, under Display Adapter I can see both the Intel HD graphics and the AMD card and everything seems fine. I tried to compare my benchmarks in games (League of Legends, Battlefield 4, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor) to what other people got with this card yet my results were lower. Anything I can do? Maybe I didn't install it properly? If so what should I do? Thanks for any help.

A:AMD Radeon HD 8730m disabled on DELL Ispiron 5521

The question is, was the AMD GPU working after the recovery but BEFORE you attempted to install the driver you installed?
Bear in mind there is indeed no display directly attached to the AMD GPU on this system - the display is connected ONLY to the Intel GPU, which funnels ALL video data, even if processed through the AMD GPU, through to the display panel.

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Hey guys!. as topic says. 
My son put a BIOS password and he forgot the very same day, i've had this laptop for a long time, and i doubt i still have my warranty

is there anyone who could please help me via a PM with service tag?

thank you in advanced!!

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Hello all & RUSTAM,

My name is Jordan, an Account Manager in Toronto.

A year ago I set a password on my Inspiron 2200 and forgot it. Judging by the forums, you might get these requests frequently so I'm sorry if I'm just another person asking for help.

My SERVICE TAG is 7YGPW81-595B, I was wondering you would be able to email me my code or old pass. What bugs me is that I remember setting it to something simple like 1234 or 12345 or asdf. You might see that if its in the service tag. I tried for hours already.

My email is [email protected], or I'll be happy to give you my phone number via email.

Anyways, IF YOU ARE EVER IN TORONTO, I would like to buy you a drink or show you the town. Let me know. I hope you get this soon!

Thanks.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 2200 BIOS password

JordanR said:





SORRY WRONG THREAD, I will post this in Mobile computing.Click to expand...

Actually, this is the correct and only thread to post these requests:
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)
 

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/forcebios is the key command in DOS! If you have been struggling to restore your BIOS to an earlier version you will immediately realize how important this little command is.
You will need to use it after the .exe, after the c: prompt in DOS to revert to an older BIOS. It will look something like this when you enter it (the 530_1016.exe is the name of the 1.0.16 BIOS I found through Google):
C:\>530_1016.exe/forcebios
And this allows you to return to the older BIOS after you have created a Boot USB, placed the BIOS .exe on the USB, inserted the USB and booted using F12.
I love old Dell desktop PCs! Especially the Vostro 200, but an Inspiron 530 recently gave me a real headache.
The most recent BIOS for the Inspiron 530 (BIOS 1.0.18) has all sorts of bugs.. not least that it will forget BIOS/CMOS settings (giving CMOS checksum error) and will need to have the time and date and boot order reset if someone switches off the mains.
The only fix for me, having renewed the CMOS battery and  wiped the CMOS using the jumper (to no avail) was to restore an earlier BIOS (I chose 1.0.16).
Having created the Boot USB (following links on Google) and having put the old BIOS 1.0.16 on the USB and pressed F12 at startup I ran the old BIOS. But the DOS message I got was:
New bios version is low! ALL files removed!
This meant that I was trying to load an older BIOS and it wasn't going to allow me to do that.
After spending hours scanning the web I found an old, long closed, thread ... Read more

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I have DELL INSPIRON 13 7348 laptop and now its completely dead. my technician said that its a bios issue and need to rewrite the bios. But for that I need bios .ROM or .BIN file of this model. anybody can help for the same

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hi anyone who can help me I just have a bios update failed because my computer hangs and as I reboot nothing appears and i guess my bios is corrupt how can I recover my bios pls help
 

A:BIOS recovery of Dell Inspiron 1564

Take a look at this: http://forum.notebookreview.com/del.../468217-how-blind-flash-dell-1564-urgent.html
 

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This is my first time posting here so sorry if this is the wrong place. I am beggining to think I got ripped off. I bought a laptop from a person on ebay and it seems to be locked.



I hear I have to get the master bios pasword for it but I am so confused, theres no way I can take the laptop apart that is not an option....


someone please help me get a master password!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1720 Bios Password

10$ to who ever gets the master password

I will pay 10 bucks paypal to whoever gets the correct password...

i have a dell inspirion 1720
service tag 42kxqf1

and express service code is 8863227901
email me at email removed. com with password, if it works i gurantee a payment immediatly
 

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This thing has a password to enter the BIOS setup program.

I've taken the thing apart mostly, can't find anything.

How do you reset the password on this thing?

Thanks,

Nic
 

A:Dell Inspiron 2500 BIOS Password

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urgent technical need. read the title. do you know the answer? what is it?

--d3w4yn3
 

A:are Dell Inspiron 1300 BIOS passwords HPA or not?¿?¿?

I am not sure if you still need an answer to this or not, but if you are ...

If you are referring to a Hidden Protected Area on the hard drive, then no, the BIOS passwords are not stored there. They are stored in the firmware on the motherboard itself.

If this is not what you were asking just let me know and I'll see if I can find out.
Larry
Dell Customer Advocate
 

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I can not change Legacy boot order in A14 BIOS. I'm not able to set CD/DVD Drive before Hard Drive. Even if I save changes, the BIOS will always use Hard Drive to boot instead CD/DVD Drive. When I check again the bios boot order, CD/DVD Drive always is at last place. If I set it to be the first then the whole BIOS crashes down when I try to save changes. Is it a feature or a bug?

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I'm getting an error message when i try to install windows 7 on my laptop (dell inspiron 1420)... it was said that the BIOS should be upgraded first before do the installation.

well then, I'm a newbie and i don't know what should i do.
can anybody help me?

This is the error message i've got :





Quote:
The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.
Windows cannot be installed on this computer with the current system BIOS version. Contact your computer manufacturer for a BIOS update, install the update, and then start Windows installation again. OEM Name: Dell Inc.; OEM Model: Inspiron 1420 ; BIOS Version: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07; BIOS Date: 20080203000000.000000+000


Thanks.

A:BIOS problem Dell INSPIRON 1420

What kind of win7 install disk is this? Is it Retail, i.e. did you buy it from a store in a box?

Or is it part of an upgrade kit that you got from Dell?

What OS did your computer come preinstalled with (if any) and when did you buy this computer?

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Hello.I want to downgrade my BIOS because A12 causes me a very great problem.After I have A12, my laptop does not boot into a windows DVD and there is no option. If I change settings in BIOS by enabling LEGACY MODE and disabling UEFI mode, windows DVD boots but when setup begins and there is time to select partition for windows installation it tells me" This is GPT style partition and windows can not be installed on it.I tried googling and found a trick to go into CONSOL and CLEANED my hard drive then windows installed but the same problem occurs everytime I want to install windows. I have to format my hard drive everytime.Previously I was having A03 and it was working very good.Please tell me how to downgrade my BIOS so that my laptop runs in normal.

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The computer is a Dell Inspiron 531S.

I connect my display to the computer on board video card I get no signal and I can't get into bios.

I reset the battery. And also try the bios jumper (if I done it correctly).

Don't know what else to do. The motherboard is not beeping so there no problem with it.

Could it be the video card is done.

Trying to fix my friend computer which he got for free. Computer a little damage. Hard Drive Broke, DVD Drive also but everything else looks ok.

I got a external hard drive hook up to it and a bootable flash drive.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 531 no signal on monitor can't get to bios

Open the case and disconnect everything from the main board. Remove all add-in cards and disconnect keyboard and mouse. Leave only the power supply and monitor connected. If the screen still does not light up, take the power supply to a local shop and have them test it. If the power supply is good, you have narrowed the problem to main board, memory and processor. If you have more than one memory stick, try them one at a time.

Let us know your result.
 

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im posting this on behalf of a mate.
His dell laptop wont get past the bios screen, it loads halfway through the dell bios logo and its frozen.

im pretty sure its a hardware problem but how am i supposed to know whats wrong?

The hard drive indicator light also cuts off but it cant be the hardrive can it? surely it would be able to get past bios screen.
 

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i have dell inspiron 1150 and i have but a password and forgot it and i have open it and disconict the battry for 1 hour and colse it agan but i have password on the bios and i can not fond any chipes as you sead what do i do please some body help me and e-mail me at [email protected] plz


i can not find any help from dell can you help me what to do
 

A:dell inspiron 1150 bios passowrd plz help

Contact Dell. removing the battery will do nothing. Dell's have a dedicated security chip to prevent bypassing the bios password.
 

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Hi,
i need bios password for dell inspiron n4030 ,pls help me

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Hello.I want to downgrade my BIOS because A12 causes me a very great problem.After I have A12, my laptop does not boot into a windows DVD and there is no option. If I change settings in BIOS by enabling LEGACY MODE and disabling UEFI mode, windows DVD boots but when setup begins and there is time to select partition for windows installation it tells me" This is GPT style partition and windows can not be installed on it.I tried googling and found a trick to go into CONSOL and CLEANED my hard drive then windows installed but the same problem occurs everytime I want to install windows. I have to format my hard drive everytime.Previously I was having A03 and it was working very good.Please tell me how to downgrade my BIOS so that my laptop runs in normal.

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Some time ago, my Dell Inspiron 6000 developed a fault in that, whilst in Windows, the laptop would freeze up completely and required a hard shutdown. I diagnosed the problem to a fault with the onboard Broadcom RJ45 network interface card; I disabled the onboard NIC in the BIOS and all was well.

I recently needed to check a router LAN cable in a remote area, so used my laptop. My intention was to enable the NIC, check the cable and then disable the NIC again. Unfortunately, having saved the information to enable the onboard NIC in the BIOS and rebooted, the laptop will now not POST and I cannot access the BIOS to disable the NIC. The laptop begins the normal start sequence, but then hangs before the POST would start.

I know that if only I could disable the onboard NIC in the BIOS, all would be returned to normal. If anybody could help with information regarding accessing the BIOS in this situation, I'd be very grateful. I've even been to the extreme of dis-assembling the laptop and removing the rear RJ45 port from the motherboard in case it was a hardware problem - but I'm afraid that didn't work.

Thanks in advance,

Cheers,

Mark
 

A:No POST on Dell Inspiron - Need to Access BIOS

Next stop, if you're that way inclined and if it is possible on that laptop, remove the network chip.
 

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my computer was running fine and normal, until two days ago.

i rebooted, and left my ipod plugged in. normally in this scenario, the computer will boot to the dell loading screen as it always does, and the progress bar will stick at about 95 percent. so i press power, unplug the ipod, and restart normally. this time, however, on reboot i came up with a "Hard disk #***********-A95B, the primary system HDD, is protected by a password authentication system" message...a *similar* message has been discussed at length on these boards. it seems that very few people have the exact same message...there are more starting with "This computer, #blahblahblah"...

and from what i've heard, HDD passwords are close to impossible to break. if anyone can help me out, i would like to know how this could have happened, and what i can do to [at the very least] preserve the data on the disk or remove the password.

the curious thing is that after reading the forum, i came under knowledge that a password can be generated using information from my computer...which was unsuccessful over the phone with dell. they provided me a password which they had "generated," and it did not work. however, the tech support woman was almost arguing with me that the HDD password was the same as the bios/system password. i have seen other peoples' messages, and they are seemingly different (system/computer password as opposed to hard disk). am i wrong to think ... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 5150 HDD password (not BIOS)

neqsohthree said:



...which brings me to the fact that i'm getting eleven asterisks instead of a code, followed by the "bios standard" a95b (which is why they insist that it's a bios password). does this mean that (potentially) my hd is not actually the problem, but there is a motherboard short causing it to not be recognized properly?

help is desparately appreciated. thanks :]Click to expand...

According to my big book of HD issues, the asterisks mean that the IDE section of the drive is flumped, or your IDE on the mobo is, one of the two.

It should so a series of letters and numbers, if so then it can be unlocked by dell assuming you can prove ownership.

Yes the HD and the BIOS Password are different, actually there are 4, admin, config,setup and the HD.

The easiest way to find out is to hook the HD to a an IDE on a desktop PC and see if it can be seen, if its Locked (ie passworded) it will show as a zero sized drive, if however its flumped,chances are the BIOS wont detect it full stop.

If it is unlocked and accessible copy of the data and scrap the drive and get a new one, now would be a good time to get a decent brand and maybe a size increase.

If it's flumped or locked and dell wont help then they make great paperweights.

Any other questions give us a shout....
 

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Dell Inspiron 8100 BIOS password
#HCJST01-595B
 

A:Need Dell Inspiron 8100 BIOS password

Contact Dell?
 

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Hi can any one help!!! I need to reset the system administrator password of my dell inspiron 9400 laptop. if anybody can help me locate the eeprom on the system board.
 

A:Dell inspiron 9400 bios reset

Have you ever heard of removing the CMOS battery and leave it for few hours?
 

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hi, i have a question, i have a dell inspiron 5555 runing win 10 and i received an update message about bios upgrade a12. is it safe to update? here are some details about the update:
File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:5455A12.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size:6 MB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, NT, Windows 9X, Windows ME or a MS DOS environment.

there is no mentioning of windows 10...
so is it safe?

A:bios upgrade a12 dell inspiron 5555

Was it a program that you were running that gave you this message?  It all depends on where you got it from, if it was from Support Assist it most likely is okay, but just want to make sure that you are getting the right one and that it isn't some pop up that comes up on a website or something like that.

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There was a thread before about this but is closed. There was a person called rustam_ and he had a method I think so if he could help I would be really greatful.

The tag thing he needed is
#F18XG1J-595B

Thanks again
 

A:Dell Inspiron 9200 Bios Password

He has plenty of contact options - rustam_
 

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hi 
i could not change any thing in setup configuration.
every thing is hidden and  i need to change SATA Operation to AHCI to install windows 7
please help me.
thanks

A:Dell inspiron 7520 bios problem

Hi mohamed.naguib
Thanks for writing to us.
Under the advance tab, using the keyboard down arrow highlight the SATA operation and change to the AHCI again using keyboard.
Could you let us know if you tried the same.
Provide us your system tag#, name and  email via private message,by clicking on my name in blue
and then select send a private message for records purpose.
Regards

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Dell Inspiron 6400 bios master code please

Please........

I need help removing a bios password from a Dell Inspiron 6400

G07S72J service tag

34841590219 express service code

Thank you so much. I really appreciate any help given.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6400 bios password help please

Hello, arguc, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

Please take a moment to read the following threads to make your experience here as enjoyable as possible

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Also remember to post any problems or questions that you have in the appropriate forums

With regards to your problem, please see this thread: Dell Bios Password removal. Read this first BEFORE posting and this thread to post your information, if your PC can be unlocked. Dell Bios Password removal (Nov-Dec 2007)
 

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Hello there, I need help unlocking my laptop
Is there anyone that could help me?

I get the gray screen asking for administrator password.

Please help''

My service tag number is H7J3M71
email removed
thank you so much''

Moderator Edit:
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A:Dell inspiron 6000 bios password removal

please read the FAQs: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html
 

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Hi guys, I've been using Unified Remote on my Android phone to use my laptop for a while now. I recently just learned about the Wake On Lan feature and it is something I'd really like to see working (what's the point of remote control if I still have to get up to turn on my laptop!)

I've been trying to follow the directions and setting up my Power Management options in my BIOS, however I've run into some issues. First of all, when I go into my BIOS settings, there isn't even an option for Power Management or the like in order to set remote wakeup. So I don't even know where to proceed from here.

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 with the A11 BIOS. I'm running Windows 8 64-bit.

I'd be more than happy to provide any additional details and even pictures of my BIOS screen options if my description isn't clear enough.

Thank you!
 

A:Dell Inspiron N5110 Wake On Lan BIOS issues

I've been trying to follow the directions and setting up my Power Management options in my BIOSClick to expand...

What directions? How do you know that any change is needed or possible in the BIOS?

I probably shouldn't be posting here, as I have never used WOL, but I thought it was just a matter of enabling the feature in the Properties of the adapter (in Device Manager). It does make sense that it could be an item in the BIOS; I just don't recall ever reading that anywhere.
 

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Hi,

I need N5010 bios administrator password. I don't speak English. :-(

Bye.

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I have a dell inspiron 1000 laptop. I recently upgraded the bios from A03 to A08 thinking that I would be able to enter the bios setup. It locked me out of the entire system now. I get a black screen with a blue box that says enter password. My service tag is CPDLL41. Can someone Please help me. Please.

cdreemz17
Email is [email protected] if necessary.
 

A:I need Dell Inspiron 1000 Bios Password PLEEZ

First try Dell.
If your BIOS was installed incorrectly, the motherboard can be ruined. Before you go elsewhere seek help from Dell Tech Support.
Good luck. This is usually very serious.
 

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If your trying to change a bios setting or Reformat any of the newer Dell Laptop's you may run into this issue! There is an Administrator password you will be prompted for. I believe this is created at the factory and unplugging the bios battery no longer does the trick! I tried many different passwords combos and found that:

<dell> all lowercase and minus the brackets works for a few of the newer Dell Laptops

Good Luck,

Frajile-

A:Dell Bios Admin Password/Inspiron 1720

That makes no sense at all. If it were true then Dell would have to provide the password as part of the information it provides to customers when they buy the laptop. Anything else would subject them to being sued.

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Hi!
After installation of latest BIOS A09 version for Dell Inspiron 3147 I got some problems with boot.

Pause about 10-15 seconds during boot after Dell logo.
Start (logon) screen not appear after boot and I see black screen till I do not touch screen.
PC does not start from Sleep mode, while Hibernation mode works,

No matter of Windows 8.1 or 10, drives etc. I have tried different installation of drives, settings and Windows 8.1/10.
Solution.
Downgrade to old version of BIOS A07 fixed all above mentioned problems. Why Dell has provide BIOS that made user experience awful? For those who have similar problems after installation of BIOS A09 version - you can download old version of BIOS from Dell downloads page http://downloads.dell.com/published/pages/inspiron-11-3147-laptop.html

A:Dell Inspiron 11-3147 BIOS A09 problem & solution

Thank you!  I had the same problem.  Could only get computer to start by removing battery for a bit.  
Thought PC fritzed. then found your note. Installed A07 from the link you provided and laptop works again!

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Hi all,

My little brother has gave that Dell inspiron n4110 BIOS a password and now he has forgot it. I know I can remove that password by opening the laptop but I don't want to open it. I can access to the OS which is Windows 7 and also can reinstall OSs by pressing F12 key, but when I want to go into the BIOS setup (which I should press the F2 key for that) that password is required. I've heard there are some codes removing that but I'm not sure is it real or not.
Any solution for that laptop?

A:How to remove Dell inspiron n4110 BIOS password

Dell have recently added additional security to some of their laptop range - if you have somehow triggered this security you will have to contact Dell, and supply them with full details of the laptop, including serial and reference and full proof of purchase - they can then remove the password free of charge

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this is a dell inspiron 2500 , its already been refurbed, (still got the sticker on bottom), p3 proc, i don't know bout RAM, hdd capacity, ect. cant do ANYTHING without the hd. the owner bought it secondhand, on the story from the previous owner that it just needed a new hd, and the password would be removed with the old drive. well, thats their request to me; replace the hd and install XP on it. i do light refurb work on mostly desktops, and pasword work hasn't been an issue..but they want me to try to save the cost of the new drive, ect, ect. so, having seen other posts about dell bios pwd fixes, i had to ask!! anyone know how to go about this? if i could get into bios, perhaps changing the boot order could boot my XP disk, but i dont know that will even help, cause it seems the password is stored on the mobo, just a feeling.... any advice?
 

A:Have HDD and bios pwds on Dell Inspiron 2500, how to remove HDD first?

We do not help with password issues on TechSpot.
Your best bet is to register the new owner on Dell, then wait 21 business days fof verification that it has not been stolen, then contact their tech support by telephone after the registration has been in place the 21 business days.
 

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I got a laptop for school on craigslist and there I need the BIOS password because the computer wont boot. I have no idea who the original owner is so I cant change the ownership the service tag is #12D24D1-595B What can I do does anyone know how to get the master password?
 

A:Dell inspiron e1705 BIOS Master Password

Please visit this forum regarding passwords.
Also, visit this forum for answers to most common questions.
Welcome to Techspot
 

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Friends, I lost the Dell Inspiron 2650 BIOS Password, The Service Tag
is HTYLJOJ and Express Service Code is 388-169-301-79. I am new on this Forum, I am looking a BIOS Password Cracker or any other Program which will Re-Set the BIOS Password. Program/Utility must be for a FDD because my first Boot Option is FDD.
Regards to all the GENIUS.
Saeed.
 

A:I lost the Dell Inspiron 2650 BIOS Password

Maybe if you pop out the battery for fifteen seconds the bios reset might include the password as well. I've never tried to reset that password so no guarantee on this. It will not hurt anything. Good Luck.
 

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I've dell laptop model already mentioned.I want to change bios splash screen as it is really annoying (screen shot attached).Any way I can do so with ease?

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Hello i have a inspiron 9100 laptop that thinks it has 266mhz memory, no matter which memory you give it!

It stops booting and tells you to install 333 or 400mhz memory and to hit f1 to shutdown.

I tried fooling it by removing the bios battery and turning it on, well now it tells you the time is off and when you go there and correct the time it goes ahead and boots just fine.
Turn it off and backon then it remembers that it thinks it has 266ddr and to hit f1 to shutdown.

I tried updating the bios flash but it gives me an error message saying that it doesnt support this hardware..

I have several 9100 mbs....can i remove a chip and reinstall on this one and maybe fix it????

Thanks
 

A:Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop, which is bios chip?

Not likely. The BIOS chip is soldered in... and doesn't really seem to be the problem anyway.
I would remove one memory module, and see what it does with the other, then reverse the memory modules... as it very likely could be a failed memory module, or one improperly inserted.
 

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I have a dell inspiron 9300 that I acquired through an auction. However when I start the computer it goes to a screen that asks for a password. the id is #31f5l71-595b. can anyone help with bypassing this problem?
 

A:Dell inspiron 9300 bios password reset

Negative man, we don't do that stuff here.
 

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I hate DELL they give no help.I have a Dell Inspirion 1000 that is locked it says enter password.I saw your post and was wondering if you found away to get around this.I am assuming that this is a bios protection password, since I cannot enter the bios without the password.
 

A:DELL Inspiron 1000 bios pASSWORD RESET NEED HELP

need master password for bios
help plz!!!

Dell Inspiron 1300
service tag: 792RK2J-595B
express service code:157-863-168-91
 

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Hi everyone,
First of all, please excuse my English ;)
Someone gave me his former laptop N5010, the HDD was broken. I spent some money to buy a SSD and to upgrade the RAM, everything was working fine, and I don't know why I tried to update the BIOS...
I downloaded the A15 version on the Dell website, started the EXE file, and while updating from A4 to A15, the screen went black. I waited for a long moment and decided to remove the battery.
As a result, now the laptop is not working anymore.Black screen with beep while "booting".
I followed many "tricks" to recover the bios, they were all marked as solved for everyone but me, this one for exemple : http://bit.ly/2cdODDc
I extracted a rom file from the EXE bios update with Windows CMD prompt C:\BIOS.EXE /writeromfile , with Phoenix Tool I created a bootable USB, put the BIOS.ROM (renamed BIOS.WPH) on the flash drive, removed the battery, plugged the flash drive, hold the end button while plugging the AC cord ... But nothing interesting happened ...
I tried this solution from Dell's community : http://dell.to/2bRo4me
Still not working...
So, if you have any ideas, it will really help me.
Thanks,
Vincent,

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I'm looking for anyone who has successfully shorted this model , as I cannot find a bios chip that matches anything described in any shorting methods. I don't need pictures or anything of that sort, just what type of chip is used. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

A:Dell Inspiron e1505 bios chip location

there's no chip to short in this model of laptop. bios chip is 8-pin serial flash chip(SST 25vf080 for instance), but you won't remove password if you "short" it. the password is stored in KBC controller.
 

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How to Downgrade Dell Inspiron N3542 BIOS from A12 to A06?
I upgraded my BIOS to A12. It change my Legacy BIOS to UEFI. Now I want to install windows afresh but it didn’t boot into windows disc or USB flash drive while secure boot mode enabled.
If I disable secure boot mode it boots into windows disc but pointer does not work in windows setup. I attached an external mouse and installed windows but when it finished installing, pointer don’t appear and touchpad not working even after installing latest touchpad driver.
If I change my UEFI to Legacy BIOS mode and boot into windows disk it install windows.While in windows setup it asks me to change GPT partition style to MBR partition style. I googled and did this but the medthod compelled me to clean me hard drive and loss all the data. Everytime I install winodws I have to clean my hard drive.
The installed windows is not working well with many errors and not allowing updates and many more things that I am not able to describe here.
I want to rollback my BIOS to previous version that is A06 so that I get all these problems solved.
I downloaded previous version of BIOS from Dell website but when I run it It tells me Dell don’t recommend to downgrade and closed.
Please guide me how can I downgrade it.

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With the update of the BIOS : Legacy Support cause "PAGE FAULT IN NON PAGED AREA" error with WINDOWS 8.1 and WINDOWS 10.
My System was installed with WIN10 and legacy support bios option.
After bios upgrade system won't boot.
Did a new install with a new disk, WINDOWS won't install same error.
New BIOS only support Linux (I did a successfull Ubuntu install with Legacy Support).
Only UEFI is supported with BIOS 01.05.A04 FOR WINDOWS.
To install windows : use a USB WINDOWS UEFI boot stick, and then windows can be installed.
Hope it will help. I spent time on it.
Vincent

A:BUG REPORT ? : Dell Inspiron 7359 System BIOS : 01.05.00, A04

Thank you very much Vincent. Dell program update my BIOS to the last version and it was impossible to install Windows. i do what you explain and I installed windows 10 Perfect.
Thank you so much for this.
Question: I have Dell 7359 and randomly freeze, Do you have the same problem?
I try this things and nothing worked.
Install graphic card driver from intel and from dell page.
Upgrade the CHIPSET driver (I download from dell webpage)
Nothing worked.

Thank you in advance

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Hello to all,
I want to report a problem with BIOS update for Win7 64-bit OS on my Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop. After BIOS update from A06 to A07 (or A08 the symptoms are the same) windows 7 freezes on the start (after welcome screen). I have found that there is a problem with service called  "Multimedia Class Scheduler". When it is disabled the OS starts normally (except services connected with "Multimedia Class Scheduler"), but when this service is enabled OS freezes and you cannot do anything.
It would be nice if this error can be fixed, because I also want to upgrade my laptop with latest BIOS fix. Is there anybody with the same problem, who manage to resolve it? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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I have read multiple postings about folks spend hours on the phone with Dell about Blue Screens of Death and Inspiron 530. I too bought a Dell Inspiron 530 - the First machine, after installing my lexmark printer 3400 driver not only gave me blue screens but memory issues with the windows desktop not painting correctly and icons missing! So I called Dell and they told me how reset the machine back to the factory settings...but I still encountered the Blue screen of Death even after that and then going to standby/hibernation and coming back - clicking to yahoo and checking mai! Boom Blue Screen every time! I called Dell and they replaced the machine with another Dell Inspiron desktop 1 week ago. I hooked up the new one and the same exact thing has happened - I restored the settings again and have already had the dreaded blue screen Stop error code 0x40000080 even with out now installing anything related to a printer!!! all while coming back from hibernation! So what I have read here is to get around this issue is to never let the machine got to standby or Hibernation is that correct?? or do I need driver updates! why in the world I would need new drivers when this is a brand new machine!!! HELP in CT!

Thanks!
 

A:Dell Blue Screen Stop Error Code 0x40000080 with Dell Inspiron 530

Go into your Device manager and see if there are any conflicts/issues noted by a yellow triangle with and exclamation mark in the center.

You are the second person here today with a DELL computer and 0x80 errors.
 

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I need to replace the BIOS/CMOS chip but i cannot find it on the motherboard. it's the Chip 24C02 and for the life of me i don't see it. am i looking at the right chip? could it be named differently? i would like to know where it's at before i buy a new one on ebay to verify that its the right one.
thank you for your time.
Zacoalco

A:Dell Inspiron M5030 BIOS/CMOS chip location

Just call Dell, verify ownership, and they'll issue the master system password you can use to clear the CMOS password.  
The BIOS chip is soldered to the board - so it cannot be removed without de-soldering it.

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Last week, it became apparent that the battery in my Dell Inspiron 6000 was not charging: The battery light flashes yellow intermittently while the computer is plugged in (both while it is on and while it is off), and flashes orange if I unplug the AC Adapter. Here is what I've done:

1. Checked the Dell Quickset Battery Metter -- all the fields (total battery charge, primary, and secondary) were grayed out)
2. Checked my Power Management settings. It's set to activate a low battery "text only" alarm at 10% and to go into hybernation at the critical battery charge of 3%.
3. Checked the Power Meter -- The total power remaining is "Unknown." Under the batteries available, it says "not present."
4. Pressed the status button on the battery -- all lights lit up.
5. Ran Dell Diagnostic Express Test -- got the "Error Code 0F00:136C - IDE device failed. Blank media or no media is present in optical drive."
6. Ran Dell Diagnostic Symptom Tree and chose the symptom "System will not run off battery" -- All tests passed.
7. Ran the Dell Diagnostic Custom Test for the battery and the sensors -- All tests passed.
8. Downloaded the Inspiron 6000 BIOSFlash A09 and tried to run it -- Got the message "AC Adapter and battery must be plugged in before the system BIOS can be flashed" over and over again.

I have removed the battery, replaced it, etc. I don't want to buy another battery if it's not necessary. And I do... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 Battery Charging/BIOS Issues

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Hi! I've been pulling my hair out for the past 2 days trying to repair
an Inspiron 2600. It cannot boot from USB, its floppy drive is dead,
and its optical drive isn't working too well. The 2600 is from 2002 and
I can tell it's been dropped and cracked a few times.
A friend gave me this ancient laptop in (somewhat) working condition.
It ran Windows XP okay and booted up fine. I thought that it would be
faster with Xubuntu (a lightweight linux distro). And so, I attempted
to install Xubuntu 10.10 via DVD using the laptop's DVD drive. I was
unable to install Xubuntu nor was I able to boot it up as a live OS due
to some video problems. Determined, I quickly downloaded and burned the
alternate version of the Xubuntu install. This time, I was able to
install Xubuntu (after a few tries, due to the shotty optical drive) but
it failed to install GRUB, a bootloader. This resulted in the laptop
displaying "Operating System not found". I then reformatted the HD and
reinstalled Xubuntu, this time with GRUB and I still got "Operating
System not found". Thinking something was wrong with the installation, I
re-installed Grub probably 10 times until I gave up and decided to re
install Windows.
After completely reformatting the C: drive, I installed Windows XP Pro
SP3; but I still got "Operating System not found". Assuming it was an
MBR problem, I used a boot cd compilation's various MBR too... Read more

A:Exclamation point next to HD in BIOS; cannot boot. Dell Inspiron 2600

Go into BIOS setup options and load default settings. Then try to boot again. You may enter advanced repair options at this time automatically. Scan the drive, let it run it's repairs, and see where that get's you. If that does not work, a wipe and re-load of your OS is necessary. 

Paul M. Roe
DCSE, NTWRK & DBA Engineer, Break Fix Tech, etc. 

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I had to replace my motherboard on a Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop. I bought a used motherboard but get the gray screen when booting asking for a password.
Code on the gray screen is: 6F9Q691-595B

Is there a master code or a chip to reset?

thanks in advance for any help

k
 

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Greetings,

Computer- Dell Inspiron 8100
Problem- Admin Bios Password

I have tried numoerous things, and in the end seems eeprom is only way to reset this.

I looked and looked, it says under motherboard, yet I never found a "24OC" 4 legged chip on the board to reset.

This cpu is 7 yrs old.

So far no luck fixing this one or my Toshiba and have both been reduced to eeprom reset as only viable option.


TY,

XaNaToS
 

A:Cant find EEprom on Dell Inspiron 8100 (admin bios pw)

All Dell (and others) BIOS and Admin password removal to this thread only:

--> HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - June 2008)
 

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Help please

when I switch on the laptop it freezes on the bios loading screen, nothing happens

any help would be appriciated,

Dell Bios revision A16

Thanks Telfie
 

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The DVD Rom/CD writer drive was failing to read many discs so I took the bare drive out of a Toshiba laptop, put it in the Dell sleeve and it works. Not tested the CD burning though. Both old and new are Sony drives of similar 2003/4 age with different model numbers. DW-D56A-DS for the original one, I think. But when I boot the BIOS fails to recognise the drive and it wont boot. Pulling the drive out whilst booting solves it.

Is there any way round this BIOS problem as the connector may wear out with this much disconnection? How can I tell what drives might work? I could buy a new 20 bare drive of a similar model. The Dell one with sleeve is 5 times the price, which is more than the laptop is worth.

Several second hand ones are for sale on eBay but I am reluctant as I read that some Dell models like this one were unreliable, so a second hand one will last a short time if it works at all.

Alternative might be just to replace the laser but are they available and can they be changed without going though a complex setup/calibration routine?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 510m DVD drive failed. BIOS detection

By trial and error with old DVD drives I had I found that a Sony SBW 242U from a Sony Vaio laptop is recognized by the BIOS. So there is presumably a narrow range of models that the BIOS will recognize.

But the tray bezel is slightly different so you cant swap over the bezels. Instead, if you want to retain the original drive eject lever, you have to file off some plastic from the new bezel. Check also its not binding with the laptop case on one edge of the bezel. File as necessary.
 

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Hi, I have several problems with my laptop. It began when it sometimes stuck on first logo. I did recovery but it didn't help. So I tried to flash new bios A13(I had A06) from windows. After restart I could see only black screen. After unsuccessfull trying of everything I disconnected CMOS battery to reset bios and since this act I get 5 beeps at startup even if I changed battery for new one. I finally boot to windows but: Bios stayed unchanged(A06) and my battery is now on 0%, it says charging but it doesn't charge. I did DELL diagnostic tests from boot menu with 100% success. In these tests battery show 1%. I tried to flash bios again(from DOS, v. A08) and the same result, black screen at first (for long time)and after boot BIOS stayed the same - A06. Thank you for any help or advice. Martin

A:DELL Inspiron 14Z 5423 - 5 beeps, battery 1%, cannot flash bios

Hi Maca76,
I’d advise that you load defaults in the BIOS. Please follow the steps mentioned below to load the BIOS to defaults to check if then you are able to update the BIOS to A08 version on the system.

Reboot the computer.
When prompted during POST, press the <F2> key to enter the setup screen.
On the System Setup screen, press the <F9> key.
Press the <Enter> key on Yes to Load Optimized Defaults and restart the computer.

Also, Check if the AC adapter is detected under AC adapter type in BIOS.

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