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Dell Inspirion 1100 rained on

Q: Dell Inspirion 1100 rained on

I have a dell inspirion 1100 that got rained on, and i mean really rained on. It was on, open and plugged in when it happened. When I found it it was off. I immediately unplugged it and turned it upside down, while still open, onto a towel and left it. It does absolutly nothing, no lights or anything. Is there any hope for it? Someone said it's probably a fuse?

A: Dell Inspirion 1100 rained on

How long has it been since the rain incident? If it is completely dry and still not working then my guess would be the motherboard shorted.

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I'm currently trying to re-install windows onto an old tablet by putting it's hard drive into an older Dell laptop, and although they are supposed to be the same size, the dell is slightly thinner and therefore the older hard drive won't fit into the bay.
I don't think I can or should force it and I would gladly accept any advise.
Thanks,
Shannon
 

A:Dell Inspirion 1100 Hardrive issues

Why are you trying to put the hard drive in an old Dell? Does the tablet have a cd rom drive? I wouldn't force it you might cause more problems. If you needed to you could get an adapter that would make the 2 1/2 inch drive hook into the 3 1/2 drive ide cable (in a desktop computer) so you could format it and install Windows....
Like this..

http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail~dpno~460984.asp
 

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Hello, I have a Dell Inspirion 1100. I have been trying to fix this issue for a while now to no avail, I am hoping someone can help me!!!!
I turned it off and unplugged it one night, went to turn it on the next morning, and it wouldn't turn on. Plugged in to the wall, or not plugged in.

When you press the power button, the power light quickly blinks green, then the battery light blinks orange quite a few times but that is all that happens. Nothing comes on at all. I have purchased a new battery and it still will not work. I purchased the battery off ebay and its not "dell" but is compatible. If I take the battery out & try plugging it in with only the Adapter nothing happens, no lights or anything. So before I buy a new adapter, and sink more money into this laptop I wanted to see if this would fix the problem. When the adapter is plugged in the green light is on so I dont know how to check if it is a problem with the power port itself or the adapter. Any suggestions/resolutions? Thanks I am lost without my laptop!!!
 

A:Dell Inspirion 1100 Power Problem

Found this interesting link to a forum of others that have had Inspiron 1100 issues.

http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-37680-Dell-Inspiron-1100-wont-turn-on.html
By the way, did you install extra RAM? Trying removing it if you did, and see if the laptop will turn on. Also check the the area where the lid latches to the base.

Good luck!
 

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Hi Everyone,
I am new to the board. I am having a problem with my Dell Inspiron 1100. The screen just went white on me. I can hear windows booting in the background but I have no visual on the screen. Do anyone have any suggestions what this could be? I tried to hook the monitor up to a external monitor and received no visual display.
 

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I have a Dell inspiron 1100 portable with a celeron processor. Is it possable to upgrade the computer with a pentium 4 processor? If so, is it possable to use a pentium from a desktop computer? I have not done much with portables so I don't know if desktop &
portable cpu's are interchangeable?

Thank you,
 

A:Dell inspirion 1100 cpu upgrade with desktop processor?

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Please help me on this. I am so lost. I have an Inspirion 1100 laptop. I cant seem to do anything with it anymore. I used to be able to get MSN Messenger to work and now it wont work at all. Every time I click a link the Can Not Find Page error pops up. SO I figure re-formatting it will help but I have no clue how to re-format it. Please Help!
 

A:How do I re-format my Inspirion 1100 Laptop?

Enter BIOS ( Setup ) and set the first boot device as CD/ROM. Put your XP Disc in the drive and disconnect all external peripherals.

Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" . . do that and you will be able to delete partitions and recreate the ones you want and proceed to formating and installing XP

That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot. This will delete all data on the drive so be sure you have your important data backed up.

This is a great guide for reinstalling on a Dell: http://www.djdenham.com/Install Procedures.htm In particular, read the section about Inspiron system made after July 15, 2004.

You may have to reload drivers (Chipset first) and applications, If your XP installation disc does not include SP2, after the installation, you will need to download and install SP-2, while windows is clean. Prior to connecting to the internet be sure you enable the XP firewall.
 

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Hi,
Does anyone know whether a Dell Inspirion 8600 keyboard would fit into an Inspirion 2650?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspirion 8600 keyboard fit a Inspirion 2650?

Might do. Why dont you try it. Not like anything bad can happen can it? Or could it?
 

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i just got a dell inspirion used but it seems when its unplugged from the hardwire to the router, im unsure what to do i have the disk for the drivers but i ran that it said something else like it needed some other system configuration file i'm unsure what that was,i' think i'm missing something simple any help i really appreciate it, thanks joe

A:help.dell inspirion

Joe
Every member here would like to help, if they can, but we need more information. What is the precise request that you receive from the computer regarding configuration?

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I have a dell laptop and sometimes the screen just goes totally black. I need to power off by pressing the power button several time sbefore it will work again. Once the windows screen comes up it does work. soemtimes uit takes several tries to get it to work
 

A:Dell Inspirion

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Help!! Desktop won't boot ,get a two beep code ,both fans turn/Stay on, got steady amber light on motherboard and steady blue power button, no pic, installed new ram , installed new CMOS battery rest/cleared CMOS, had to move over little red breaker like thing that is located in back next to plugin cause it wouldn't power up,have disconnected everything wire from power source and then moved the little breaker back ,started to put one by one of wires back to power source and it holder power until I connected to motherboard. Also did the jumper pin test to see if motherboard would turn on but all u hear something power up but no light on motherboard.

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My computer goes to websites. I go to my radio station and want to gather points from surveys and trivia questions to win prizes. I click on surveys and trivia and they do not come up. I am also not able to play blackjack on my radio station the blackjack table does not come up. I also use webstore auctions and I am unable to view any particuliar auctions after getting to the website. I talked to a friend who had me download Java, but that did not work. Thank you.
 

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When I power on computer 1st message reads: Page Fault IN Nonpaged Area.

I then rebooted system and received a new message:
R423SE P/N 113-A32102-103-8P A12 BR# 7891 Rel 9.3.17

Any ideas?

Thanks
Gale
 

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I recently acquired this notebook and know nothing about its previous life. It allegedly has windows xp on it. When I turn it on the screen is black, led's come on and the fan. I cannot hear the hard drive come on and the cd drive does not have power either. There is no display on an external monitor either. The same happens whether it is using power cable or battery. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.
 

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Have the subject computer and need all the drivers (I guess). When I turn it on I get the following messages:
"keyboard failure"
"F1 to continue"
"F2 setup"
Obviously not able to do f1 or f2. Guess I need some motherboard drivers. Motherboard is a foxconn G33MO.
Don't have an OS either. Original OS was Vista. Don't have that disk either. Need ALL the HELP I can get.
Thanks.
 

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Hi. My warranty expired so I cant take it and fix it. So the problem is I changed out the ram with a differnt brand I used 1x8 corsair 1333 mhz ram and turns out it was bad so I put the system ram back in the one that it came with and now it says I have 4 GB of ram installed and it says its running in single channel when its suppose to be running in dual channel please help! 

A:Hi I need help with a ram problem on my dell inspirion 660

Are you saying you only had 1 RAM module installed before you tried the Corsair?  What was your original RAM config (size of each and number of modules)?
Try reseating RAM module(s) in the slot(s). Then remove motherboard battery and press/hold power button for ~30 sec before reinstalling the battery. See what happens when you boot now.

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

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

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

See this - a good guide.
http://www.pctipsbox.com/installing-windows-xp-using-a-usb-flash-drive/
 

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Hi i read a few issues on the dell e1505 laptop . My screen is black . I tried connecting another monitor no image .Computer boots fine and my front control buttons are blue and working. Somtimes i see the screen and somtimes there is no image . I tried changing the memory . Sometimes boots and then no image again ....
 

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Hello,

My cousin has this laptop the Dell inspirion N5010

Windows 7 64 bit service pack 1

Core I5 2.53 GHZ

4 GB ram

anyways for some reason the WiFi only works for like 10 to 15 minutes and then it just like stops working and the computer needs to be restarted for it to work again. The thing is though that it still shows as connected with full bars and it says internet access and everything seems normal but when browsing the web it just stops so you are browsing fine and all of a sudden it stops and won't go to a page and just says connecting and looks like it's trying to go to the page but doesn't. The thing to is that it happens and both my house and over at hers. At first I thought it was maybe there Comcast Modem/router combo but then it still did it over here at my house. SO I am wondering if anyone has any ideas as to why everything seems normal but the internet just stops.

Thanks,

Any more info needed just ask and I'll try and get it.

edit: I decided to now plug in Ethernet to the laptop after the WiFi went down and it still doesn't work. it says connected but I still get nothing. I went to the status window and it shows ipv4 connectivity Internet and ipv6 connectivity no internet access Media state enabled Duration which just shows a running time and then speed which is 100.0 Mbps
 

A:Dell inspirion N5010

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My Inspiron won't turn on.  I received a new Dell 9 cell battery and cable today.  I've tried the recommendations of removing battery, cable, and doing all the finger tricks but the charge light only flickers for a few seconds and nothing happens.
Any suggestions?
Thanks/Jacquie.

A:Dell Inspirion N7010

Certified Dell Battery directly from Dell Parts? Exactly the same battery as original? This is an old computer that might have a motherboard failure. IMO it is a waste of money replacing the battery on an old laptop. $130 goes a long way towards a new laptop. See if you can return it. To test--remove the battery and use the adapter alone.

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i purchased a dell inspirion around a year ago. recently whenever i push the power button to turn the pc on, it would continuously restart 3 times in successions before finally booting up bios and windows as normal.

so i turn on pc, it stays on for 2 secs, then suddenly turns off for precisely 5 seconds, then goes back on again for 2 seconds, then turns off again for another 5 sec....etc until it finall boots windows at it's third restart.

my pc is very new.

those who own a recent dell desktop system; i'd like to ask if any of you have ever tried turning on the pc without plugging a monitor to it? the reason whay i'm asking is that i think dell pcs are made in such a way that it would restart itself several times when it doesn't detect a monitor, which was what happened in my case, it happened for first time after i had unplugged the included dell monitor in my desktop package, since then the pc's never stop restarting itself whenever i turn it on, and it's always 3 times to be exact, and doesn't boot anything until this 3 times cycle is completed, tried pushing the power button as it's restarting, no effect, so i'm sure the pc must be stuck in some kinda cycle, my pc would turn on fine until that day when i unplugged a monitor after i had turn it off. then all o fthis happened.

interestingly, after i had plugged the power cable back in the pc after i had previously unpluged it to stop the pc from restarting like that, it woul... Read more

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Hi there, every time I go to start my computer, a screen pops up, asking for my country and then my language, then it will ask me to do a start up repair, once the repair finishes, its says it was successful and will ask me to restart my computer, once it starts up again, it does the same thing over and over again.. How do I fix this probablem, someone please help me.
 

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I have a weird BSOD problem here. I installed Windows 7 64 on my daughters Dell Inspirion 1525 over the Christmas break. The machine is still running all original equipment including 4 gig of ram, intel wireless card and the integrated Intel graphics. I run AVG free and Zone Alarm, both latest versions.

It has been running rock solid at home on my wireless network. It runs fine at her friends house off campus. As soon as she takes it in the dorm, it BSODs upon boot up. I had it home (where it boots fine) and double checked all drivers and flashed the BIOS to the latest version from Dell. Back to college and same result. I had her disable the wireless card and it booted. Plugged it in to an Ethernet port and it runs for a while then BSOD again. We changed out AVG for Avast but it still is getting the blue screen. I have attached a picture of the BSOD screen and the only minidump file I have managed to find so far. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

A:Dell Inspirion won't go to college

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bdtyrrell


I have a weird BSOD problem here. I installed Windows 7 64 on my daughters Dell Inspirion 1525 over the Christmas break. The machine is still running all original equipment including 4 gig of ram, intel wireless card and the integrated Intel graphics. I run AVG free and Zone Alarm, both latest versions.

It has been running rock solid at home on my wireless network. It runs fine at her friends house off campus. As soon as she takes it in the dorm, it BSODs upon boot up. I had it home (where it boots fine) and double checked all drivers and flashed the BIOS to the latest version from Dell. Back to college and same result. I had her disable the wireless card and it booted. Plugged it in to an Ethernet port and it runs for a while then BSOD again. We changed out AVG for Avast but it still is getting the blue screen. I have attached a picture of the BSOD screen and the only minidump file I have managed to find so far. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.


bugcheck shows usbehci.sys as the culprit for this crash




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Hey guys..So glad to have found this site..>Have pulled my hair out today, trying to add my Dell laptop to my home network. It will NOT let me access the internet...It says I have an LAC Vs an LAN (No clue what that means)..I can't get to the internet at all..Keep getting the page that says to to tools, click internet options yadda yadda..I've tried it all..

My icon on the tool bar..when I click on it says:
Broadband
Broadband Connect
Disconnected, Firewalled
WAN Miniport (PPPOE)

LAN or High Speed Internet
LAC Local area Connection
Network Cable unplugged, Firewalled
Broadcom 440X 10/100 Integr

VPN
sshepard
Disconnected, Firewalled
WAN Miniport (PPTP)

**I have NO clue what to do next..Can y'all help?

Thanks so much in advance...
 

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Yes, its a old computer, but I would like to upgrade the Power supply for it. Preferrably something 400 or more watts, but I can settle for 350w or 300w

A:PSU upgrade for dell inspirion 530 (not slim)

I upgraded the PSU on an Inspiron 530 with an Antec 550 watt modular PSU without any issues.  Just be sure to purchase a standard size PSU and you should not have any problems.

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Hello i am having an issue with a dell laptop an inspirion n4030 i wont boot up windows it keeps coming up to run windows normally or repair i hit repair it comes up with cant help tried to restore back to factory image it seems to go through all the steps it reboots hits the windows screen a blue screen pops on/off quickly and back to square one with try to repair or run windows normally .. i have tried to run in safe mode but no luck .. do not have backup disks or such or a windows 7 disk .. anyway i can fix this issue ? any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Dell Inspirion w Windows 7 problem

Hi and welcome to TSF a recovery or install disc could be a big part of what we need to help repair this can you borrow one from a friend the same as is installed,in the mean time do you have any data needing saved,and have you tired testing the ram with memtest 86 + and the hard drive with seatools for dos.
the other thing you could do is order the disc from dell it would be useful for the future link in here Tech Support Forum - Announcements in Forum : Microsoft Support

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I can't play ut3 on my dell inspirion E1705

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Hello, for some reason I am not able to play ut3 on my E1705.

Here are my specs:
Processor: Intel T2500 2.0GHz Core Duo
Motherboard Chipset: Intel Calistoga i945GM/PM
Hard Drive: 100GB 7200RPM SATA (Hitachi TraveStar)
Memory/RAM: 1GB (1,024MB) Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (667MHz)
Screen: 17.0" UXGA TrueLife (1900 x 1200 pixel resolution glossy screen)
Graphics: nVidia GeForce Go 7800 256MB
Optical Drive: DVD +/-RW with DL DVD+R write capacity
Battery: 9-cell (standard size 6-cell, 9-cell extended life optional)
Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11 a/b/g)
User Input: Touchpad
Dimensions: 15.5" x 11.3" x 1.6" (Width x Depth x Height)
TV Tuner: Optional external USB TV Tuner with remote control upgrade for $104
Weight: 8.1 lbs
Ports:
6 USB 2.0 ports
IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Digital Video Interface (DVI-D)
VGA out (monitor out)
S-Video Out
RJ-45 (Ethernet LAN)
RJ-11 (56-Kbps Modem)
Audio line out for headphone/speakers
Microphone
Slots:
5-in-1 Multi Card Reader (MS, MS Pro, SD, MMC, xD)
1 ExpressCard 54 slot
Buttons:
Power on/off
Volume up/down/mute (3 buttons)
Media buttons (play, forward, back, stop)
Battery charge test button
Battery lock and release


NOW I TALKED WITH DELL: They told me there is no way to update the video card in this system, But isnt the... Read more

A:I can't play ut3 on my dell inspirion E1705

May I suggest that you only post your question once? Posting in more than one forum leads to confusion.
 

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Hello all,
First of thank you for taking the time to read this, I am having intermittent BSOD running windows 8, i am a front end dev and have no clue when it comes to system errors I just don't know where to turn with this.
I'm attaching the dmp's from sf diagnostic tool to this post if any other info is needed please feel free to chime in.
So far I've tried a clean boot and updating graphics and chip drivers, the comp has also been off to dell support but they can't seem to find anything wrong with the hardware. I have run memtest's and it passes without fail and all the in house hardware tests pass along with anything I could find to stress test the hardware using :
ultimatebootcd
the BSOD's tend to occur when reproducing video via flash in any browser (chrome, firefox, opera), before the comp went away to dell support I also tried removing the uefi boot and installing Ubuntu, but crashes still occured, I'm leaving a link to the comp specs here:
Inspiron 15R Laptop
the comp is under 3 months old and it's driving me mad, I need to work on it and put my battered asus to rest!!!
any help is much appreciated.
kind regards
Chris
update: also attaching bluescreen view .html

A:BSOD dell inspirion with 4 extra gb's.

bump bump, srry I was just impatient....

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Hello, for some reason I am not able to play ut3 on my E1705.

Here are my specs:
Processor: Intel T2500 2.0GHz Core Duo
Motherboard Chipset: Intel Calistoga i945GM/PM
Hard Drive: 100GB 7200RPM SATA (Hitachi TraveStar)
Memory/RAM: 1GB (1,024MB) Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (667MHz)
Screen: 17.0" UXGA TrueLife (1900 x 1200 pixel resolution glossy screen)
Graphics: nVidia GeForce Go 7800 256MB
Optical Drive: DVD +/-RW with DL DVD+R write capacity
Battery: 9-cell (standard size 6-cell, 9-cell extended life optional)
Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11 a/b/g)
User Input: Touchpad
Dimensions: 15.5" x 11.3" x 1.6" (Width x Depth x Height)
TV Tuner: Optional external USB TV Tuner with remote control upgrade for $104
Weight: 8.1 lbs
Ports:
6 USB 2.0 ports
IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Digital Video Interface (DVI-D)
VGA out (monitor out)
S-Video Out
RJ-45 (Ethernet LAN)
RJ-11 (56-Kbps Modem)
Audio line out for headphone/speakers
Microphone
Slots:
5-in-1 Multi Card Reader (MS, MS Pro, SD, MMC, xD)
1 ExpressCard 54 slot
Buttons:
Power on/off
Volume up/down/mute (3 buttons)
Media buttons (play, forward, back, stop)
Battery charge test button
Battery lock and release


NOW I TALKED WITH DELL: They told me there is no way to update the video card in this system, But isnt there some way i can upgrade to a 9800.
 

A:I can't play ut3 on my dell inspirion E1705

Geforce 9800
 

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Hi,
I have an older Dell Inspirion 1525 laptop with Win Vista home premium running on it. Ever so often it will just reboot itself and then give me the 'Windows has restarted unexpectantly' please choose to resume etc.

Any ideas on what this could be?

Regards,
 

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I am tryin to set this laptop back to how it came when i recieved it form dell, only they did not give me the disc for it, how to i do this manually? any help would be great. please, i am not worried about backing up any files or saving any content i have on it, i just want it back to how it came out the box. thanks in advance
 

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I just realized that the dv9500t has the nvidia 8600M gs card, which is considerably slower than the 8600 GT.

I customized a dv9500t and for almost exaclty $2,000 it has:

17 inch screen
Intel T7500 Processor
2 GB RAM
200 GB 7200 RPM Hard drive (100 x 2)
Nvidia 512 MB 8600M GS

The Dell has:

17 inch screen
Intell T7500
2 GB RAM
250 GB 5400 RPM Hard drive
Nvidia 256 MB 8600 GT

The Dell was about 300 - 400 bucks more, but I can use the $350 off Dell coupon since it's an Inspirion which brings the price down to $2100 after taxes. So, both compuers have the new Santa Rosa T7500 processors, 200+ Gb Hard Drives, but the Dell has the 8600 Gt, as opposed to the 8600 Gs in the HP. I want to get the most out of the notebook I chose, so do you guys think it'll be worth spending a little more for the 8600 GT?
 

A:Hp dv9500t or Dell Inspirion 1720

Bump

I'm kind of looking to order tonight because I'll be on vacation the next two weeks.

HP has 512 mb 8600 GS, Dell has the 256 mb 8600 GT
 

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Hello,
 
Everytime I close my lid, try to hirbernate my computer or try to shut it down it doesn't respond properly. When I open the lid again my pc won't turn on, it doesn't hibernate properly or shut off. It started when I "upgraded" my verson from w8.0 to w8.1. I read that it could be my graphic video driver, I updated it using the driver autodetect from AMD but nothing changed. My computer is a Dell Inspirion 15 (3537), on Device Manager > Display Adapters it says "AMD Radeon R9 M265X", but I believe that my graphic card is an AMD Radeon HD 8850M.
Should I change the driver installed by AMD, or the problem may be something else?
 
Thank you!

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[personal experience only]
I have found that the drivers from the Dell site are more compatible with their hardware than those from some manufacturer's sites.
 
Dick

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I have come to the conclusion that I am going to do a PC restore on my computer. I have some sort of virus that when I am connected to the internet it decides to use my computer to send out spam emails and such. My Cable company notified me of this. I am not sure how to fix it but I don't have that much on my computer that I really need to keep so I would just like to start fresh. However when I go through F8 to and click on repair my computer it sends me to a grey screen and thats all I get. Not sure what to do. Also for awhile now when I start up the computer it gives me 0 diskette error press F1 to continue. Not sure how that ever came about either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Dell Inspirion 530s PC Restore

i recommend using malwarebytes anti-malware and superantispyware...sorry just giving some ideas

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OS - Vista/ Windows 7 - windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 - x64
? What was original installed OS on system? - windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? pirated version with pirated cd key(could make updates)
? Age of system (hardware) - 4 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? - preinstaled 2 months , but i reinstaled it today

? CPU - i3 370
? Video Card - ati radeon 5450
? MotherBoard - it's a laptop , i dont know
? Power Supply - brand & wattage - idem

? System Manufacturer - Dell
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) - dell inspirion n5010
dell inspirion n5010.zip

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I just got my brother's dell computer and it beeps at start up. It first sounds like 1 long and then a short but then it just repeats 2 short beeps. I googled it and all sound like ram problem...It has 4 sticks of ram and changing them around or just one and I even put in an older dds2 or NONE...I get the same beep. I even tried removing the CMOS battery and still the same beeps...can this computer still be saved?
 

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I have a Dell Inspirion 531 that is two years old, running Windows Vista.
I believe I may have a virus or something that is keeping me from booting up.
The computer will boot up to to log-on screen and then it suddenly goes into a Blue Screen of Death.

The code on the Blue Screen is Stop - 0X000007E. I get the same message when I try to go into safe mode.

Can anyone tell me what the code means?

It also tells me about getting a "hot fix" - it's a form of Windows update - how can I do this if I cannot log on.

Someone please help me!!!!

Thanks so much,
Debbie
 

A:Dell Inspirion 531 & Blue Screen

Is this a 32bit OS or 64bit?

I would try a system restore, pick a date before the problem started.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial142.html
 

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I have a Dell inspirion 1420 with XP SP2 on it and my wife placed the pc into hibernation and now it won't even give any indication of it's trying to boot. I do see the light hit the battery and then it goes away. Any help will be appreciated...I'll check back later.
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspirion 1420

Unplug it and remove the battery. Then wait a minute, put the battery back in, plug it in, and turn it on.
 

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I am working on a co-workers Inspirion 7500 series notebook. The problem I am having is it won't turn on. I have followed the troubleshooting on Dell's website.

Tried the reset button-No Help
Tried removing all laptop CRU's and powering off the AC then tried the battery- No Help

Nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?
 

A:Dell Inspirion 7500 Will not power on!!!

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 I tried to turn on the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 laptop, the dell logo won't ever show. Not even typing on the keys won't wake it up. There's even the loud 7-8 beeps that happen three times. What could be the malfunction? Is there anything I can do if I wanna fix this damage?
Here's the service tag: 
<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>

I will never allow the following answers:

You need to buy a new inspiron.
You need to waste a lot of money for Dell to repair.
The warrenty expired.

Otherwise, a lot of help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Dell Inspirion 11 3000 won't turn on

Please list Dell model number and version of windows?  Example: Dell Inspiron 14R 5420, windows 10
You can click on the link below for (Dell) Beep Codes. Please report back your findings
en.community.dell.com/.../3624.beep-codes-and-psa-diagnostic-chart

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I read my discussions regarding the keyboard n aware of the problems.Q, A, Z, Caps, shift, control , fn esc, 1, ` doesn't work after long period of not using it.  I live in South Korea and in my country this product cannot be fixed. how can I get it fixed??

A:DELL inspirion 3148 Keyboard

Hi INSOOCEO,
Is there any liquid spillage / physical damage on the system? Does an external keyboard work fine on the system? Are the specified keys not working at all or do they work intermittently?
You could contact our Dell Reseller in your country and get the system serviced. If there is no warranty, it would be a paid service call - check your reseller options here - http://bit.ly/1OaGai4
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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Hi Guys,
I have now few years old Dell inspirion 5150 laptop pc whic is in my son's possesion. It has winXP installed and works perefectly well until you touch dvd rom area on the left or apply ome pessure on the left area again here Dvd rom is. when you do one or the other way it just clicks and hard drive just stops (like if as you get power off) screen is blank but CPU fan still is on.
I took it to peaces ad coul not see any visible crack on the motherboad oranywhere else.

Anyone with same problem? please guys help will be very much appresiated.

Kind regards,

Focus_uk
 

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I have been helping a friend with his Dell Inspirion B130 Laptop. It is running Windows XP Home Edition. It has 512 megs of RAM.

He had over 84 Trojan Viruses on the computer and it was in such bad shape that I thought it would have to be reformated. In Safe Mode I was
able to install AVG 8.0 and it cleaned all of the Trojan Viruses except some Malware titled "Antispyware 2010". I have read in this forum that the answer
is to use Malawarebytes. I have used this program faithfully with my computer at home and it does really a good job.

The problem I am having is that on the Dell B130 laptop whenever I install Malawarebytes it goes through setup and installation fine. It even updates the definitions. When I try to run the progam (even with quick scan) the program sits for a minute and then it just stops. It is totally knocked off the desktop. In SafeMode I get a message that I do not have proper authority to run the program. I've installed and removed this program over and over again and just can't seem to get it to work.

I would sure appreciate any ideas that one of you might have on how I can get Malawarebytes to install and/or how to get rid of this damn Antispyware 2010.

Thanks in advance for all ideas.

A:Malawarebytes will not run on My Dell Inspirion B130

Rename this file:C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exeto this:winlogon.exeThen double-click the renamed file and see if it will run.

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Hi!
My video card recently broke ( Sapphire R9 270x ) so im getting a new one very soon, but my DELL inspirion 660 is to small to be able to fit any decent card in it, so therefore im also getting a new PC case. However, i have read in different places that the UEFI bios on the inspirion 660 aren't compatible with many of the newer graphic cards such as the GTX980 series, is this true? And if so what can i do to fix this? get a new motherboard altogether?
Also, are there any other general tips and things i need to know before upgrading my case to a bigger one?  

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I have a dell inspiron 1100 and it runs great, i put a new hard drive in it and a ram upgrade (256 to 512). It runs GREAT. BUT BUT BUT there is a small problem with it. the battery light always blinks like it is running on reserve... ex: orange-orange-orange-orange-green. It's really annoying, and stressfull on my eyes at times. Is there an upgrade to my bios i can get that will eliminate this? is there a way i can disconnect the battery light? Flat out is there any way i can get rid of this problem cause it's really bugging me. Thanks! (it even does it when it's plugged in)
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100

How old is the battery in that laptop???? Sounds like the battery lagging as when it gets charged up and your using the mains it should stay green
 

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Hi guys.

I'm having problems finding the correct drivers for my friends Dell Dimension 1100.

He installed a new copy of XP and wiping everything he had but has lost a lot of the drivers and cannot get online or the display sorted.

I have listed the controllers required below. I went onto Dell website however the drivers page has 'page error' on every driver I try. Any help would be much appreciated.


Ethernet Controller
Multimedia and Audio Controller
SM Bus Controller
USB Controller
Video Controller - vga compatible.

Regards,

Ross
 

A:Dell Dimension 1100 Help?

I put this in wrong forum. Sorry - please close.
 

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Hi, I have a Dell Dimension 1100, 512 MB Ram, Intel Celeron D 2.6 Ghz. I was wondering weather it was PCI-Express or just PCI. I called Dell today and the guy on the phone didn't make any sense and he wasn't much help.

Can somebody tell me weather or not the Dell Dimension 1100 from Dell Canada (www.dell.ca) is PCI-Express?
Thanks.
 

A:Dell Dimension 1100

looks like it has 3 pci slots only http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/pro...=ca&cs=CADHS1&l=en&s=dhs&~tab=specstab#tabtop
 

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dell dimension starts but shuts down before windows xp starts,,tried to start in safe mode with f7 but as soon as safe mode comes on monitor it again shuts down,,,thanks for any info.
 

A:dell dimension 1100

it may be getting HOT, it would be worth cleaning out the fans etc
 

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I was recently given a Dell Inspiron 1100. The computer itself works, but the screen is completly blank. I hooked another monitor to it and that works. Does anyone have any suggestions as to why the screen isn't working on the laptop?
Thanks.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100

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http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfb/desktops/dimen_1100/pd.aspx?refid=dimen_1100&cs=28&s=dfb

this is horrible cpu went to slow to not even booting on. see i was doing something i did numerous times was switch ram slots well explaining to someone where the card was also checked wiether there was any promblem then for the first time it want boot after doing so and i will admit it was a mess in the exterior of the cpu got a bug problem managed to get them out all of them where in the power supply ewwww! but the source of the promblem isn't the power see the cpu has this diagnostic lights from the back of the cpu it looks like this that werent mentioned in the manual maybe is the power dunno:

A:Green
B:Yellow
C:Yellow
D:Yellow

unsure maybe a memory promblem maybe need a replacement was hoping to upgrade this pc with the little money i have to what it can possibly handle since its old also any suggestions on upgrade ram card, hardrive, etc plz help very appreciated
 

A:Dell Dimension 1100

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I have one, have had many issues with it, and know of many people who had many issues with it. Luckily, I paid quite a cheap price on this laptop. If I hadn't, I'd feel very robbed of my money. All in all, I've heard many, many stories (bad) about this laptop and Dell in general. I think I'll stick to building my own computer.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100

Dell had some troubles with the Dell 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, and 5160... all very similar. They were fixed for most users while under warranty. You might want to talk to Dell Tech Support on the phone.
We have several clients with this laptop who are now quite happy with it.
 

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I have a Dell Inspirion 5030 which I purchased about 6 months ago. About two weeks ago, a virus invaded my computer (the virus was one that continually said that you need to purchase some type of virus protection software). At any rate, with the virus I could not open internet explorer. I've since had the virus removed from my computer. However, now I cannot connect to my wireless network. I am running Windows 7 on my computer. Windows can detect the wireless network but cannot it will not connect. Can you please help me. I've trying everything that I know to do.
 

A:Dell Inspirion - M5030 Cannot connect to Wireless

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I have a Dell Inspirion 2020 All-In-One that powered off last week on its own.  When I would plug the power cord in, the blue fuse light would shut off instantly.  I tried the cord on other devices, worked fine.  Tried different cords on computer and had the same result of the light on the cord shutting off instantly.  After asking around, it appears to be the motherboard.  Bought one from Dell, and installed it.  All I did was unhook old one and install cables back in exact place.  I took a picture before hand to make sure.  Now I get a single amber light on the power button but will not power up.  I know the fan starts when I push the power button but as soon as the amber light comes on, which is 1 sec after I push the power button, the fan cuts off.  Any direction or assistance would be great to fix this large paperweight.

A:Dell Inspirion 2020 Power issues

Unfortunately it likely wasn't the MBoard...but the power pack...See if they will work with you on an exchange.

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Hi.I have an Inspirion 7559, only with a combined jack audio port. I would like to use my headset, which has 2 jack (speakers, and microphone) so I just bought an adapter like this. When I connect it, and set in Dell Audio as a "headset (with microphone)" the speakers works, but barely: only the right speaker has sound, so I have to move the jack a bit out to work fine. Furthermore, the microphone doesn't work at all, when I checking the input sound (in Teamspeak, or Steam) it only gives loud strange - static noise.
I have checked the windows audio options, there is only one recording tool which is the Realtek High Definiton Audio, but when I disconnect my headset from my computer, it is still there.The headset and the adapter cable works fine with other computers. What can be the problem? 

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I don't know if anyone else has had this problem but:
I have a Dell Inspiron 13 which was bought less than 1 year ago. I used this laptop daily for internet usage and Microsoft Office, as well as stored some pictures on it. That's all. However, the hard drive, which again is less than 1 year old, began making a loud clicking noise when I would run my computer. When I ran diagnostics (prompted by the F1 key when the laptop tried and failed to start, all the while making the clicking noise) everything was fine except for the hard drive. If anyone knows why this is happening or has had a similar issue, I'm curious if there is any way to solve this issue aside from buying a new laptop, which is the only option I see as of right now. Thank you.

A:DELL INSPIRION 13 Hard Drive Crashed

Hard drives can fail for any of a host of reasons - excessive shock and heat are the two primary killers.  You may want to consider replacing a spinning hard drive with a solid state drive (no moving parts, so far more shock-resistant).

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Hello,

This is been a problem that I've not had any success solving on my own. I'm hoping that you all may be able to help. It's been about a year now and I'd really like to have my sound back. To be honest, I tried a few things and didn't keep a log of what I did. I've only been sporadic about attacking this. I did however do a total do over in January with the CD's that came with it. Not sure what the term for it is but it was like turning it one for the first time. Still no sound. I was thinking that those CD's should have the appropriate driver for the audio. In some of my online research, I read that Microsoft would only support the sound card for a limited amount of time and then you'd have to download a file from the manufatcuter of the sound card. I was reluctant because I wasn't sure if that was accurate info. So, if there's anyone out there that has heard of this problem or had experience with this I'd be happy to hear your comments.

Thank for listening!

Vickie

A:No Audio Device Dell Inspirion 2200

Ok, I went to the Dell site to install the driver for the Sigmatel device. When I go to install I get a message that says the device is not found. Does that mean that the device is dead?

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If anyone could help me, I am about to pull my hair out  . My dell laptop will load the dell screen but then go black. It had windows 7 on it. So I went under  and selected diagnostic test under adipto? In which I am use to seeing a Bios screen labled Bios. The diagnostic ran but and passed everything except my hard drive. It recognizes and list on the Blue screen HDD Fixed and list a number. BUT under my diagnostic ut list the following code. 2000-0151  Vadlidation 62721    Msg : Hard Drive 0- #########, incorrect status =3E. 

PLEASE PLEASE someone help me. Do I need a new hard drive or does this mean I have bad sectors? 

Thank you in advance :(

A:Dell Inspirion N5050 Error Code

Hi,
Error Code 2000-0151 indicates issue with the hard drive or the system board.
Hard drive replacement is the first step to isolate the issue.
Please refer to the link mentioned below for information on error codes:
http://dell.to/12IFoz8
Thanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell

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Operating system is Windows 7 which came with the labtop.
Over halfway and then reboots and starts over again ,I go into F12 and run diagnosis and error code comes up 2000-0146.Self test log contains errors.Can you help me with this question and what I need to do next to fix this problem? This laptop is laptop than a year and a half old. Thank you for your help Jim and Brenda
Email address is (edited out) or answer in the forum.
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspirion 1545 Laptop

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I have a problem with my dell inspirion n4110.
I installed a new win 7 32 bit. it didn't installed the LAN & wireless adapters n drivers. somehow i downloaded the LAN installer from internet on another device and installed to it. but i couldn't find the wireless adapter or driver. i tried the below options as well but didn't work.
Dell Wireless 1503 WLAN Half-Mini Card Driver Driver Details | Dell US
Dell Inspiron N4120 drivers for Windows 7 64bit | download laptop drivers

Some one help with solution if you know.

A:Dell inspirion n4110 wireless driver win 7

Hi ... Was your original Windows OS 64 Bit ? ....

Do you have more than 3 GB Ram ? ...

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Looks like I'm in the correct spot My computer is only a couple months old and I noticed problems about 1 month into it,It was really slow (I thought it was the cable co. but they said it wasn't them!) and I was timeing out all the time, I disconnected the router (D-Link) because I thought it was the problem, but problems got worse! If I shut the computer off, I couldn't get it to boot up, I had power to it, but no windows or key board.. It would take 5 -10 tries/on and off, before Windows would come on, and just before Windows would come on, a error message would run across the bottom of the screen so fast I couldn't read it. I'd put the computer on sleep for the night, but it would shut off / no Windows, so I'd do the on/off,on/off,on and a screen came up with a message on how to turn windows on manually,so I followed the directions and it came back on..minus my screen saver!
I then started to do all the "troubleshooting" and all tests came back OK. all lights work perfectly and I have no bugs ( thank soap!). A friend suggested I go into the Device Manager and check the connectivity, here's what I found...
Connection: The adapter did obtain an IP address from a DHCP Server
Ping Gateway 70.67.73.1 Failed
Ping DNS 64.59.160.13 Failed
Ping DNS 64.59.160.15 Failed
NO WINS Server is Availbale for this connection.
Ping Network 70.67.73.255 Failed

LINKS:
Could not reliably detect speed and duplex settings. Possible Speed/Duplex Setting are 10 MBps... Read more

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my 1720 dell inspirion wont start.when I plug in the charger to the computer the green light goes out, we tried a new battery and that didn't seem to work either. Any other ideas.PLEASE HELP
Tankie
 

A:my 1720 dell inspirion wont start

Hi and welcome to TSG

i have moved you post to a thread of its own, please do not reply to other threads with a problem of your own
 

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Here's my story. I've had this laptop for quite a while (over 2 years) and it worked fairly well until recently. It began overheating constantly and shutting off. Finally it just wouldn't even turn on anymore. Someone Dell savy suggested I have the motherboard replaced. I did. Nothing changed. When I hit the power button the fan turns on and it sounds like the computer is trying to boot but nothing happens. The screen stays blank. I then shutit off manually and there is a brief flash of light from the screen which leads me to believe the display is working properly. It recognizes when it is plugged in and charges fine. I tried the following: taking the battery out and booting it while it is plugged into the wall, unplugging it from the wall and booting it from the battery, booting it while hooked up to a crt monitor (just in case it was the display) and booting it from a windows xp disk. None of these things made a difference. I was thinking of trying to boot it from a flash drive or a floppy disk. I can't find the dell recovery disks that it came with but honestly, I doubt they do any good. Can someone shine some light on this situation please? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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My DSL modem died and I had to buy a new DSL modem/router. Unable to install since the Ethernet would not connect. It seems the network drivers are not working . I do not have the CD or Internet access to get them back. I do have a laptop that the internet is working on right now. Can I do myself?
 

A:network drivers for dell desktop inspirion 570

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My desktop was updating the went to restart on the restart it thru a code (0x8000ffff). I tried to restore to an eariler dat but it doesnt work, I tried safe mode with the red disk it still doesnt work can anyone help
 

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Can someone please help me. After a certain windows 10 update, the update failed to install, everytime. I finally decided to reboot my computer... but now I cant even operate it. Please help me.
 

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My son dropped his Dell Inspiron 1545, Windows 7 off his bed the other night, it's about 3 years old. Now when it's turned on it goes right to the start up repair loop but it won't stop running it, I ran it for 8 hours yesterday and it never re-started itself during the process, it just kept going. I tried hitting F-8 really fast right when the computer turns on and I can get to a new screen with the safe mode option and some other options but all of the just take me back to the startup repair loop. Next I tried putting in the operating system disc that came with the laptop, it spins but won't read. still just goes back to the same startup repair loop. Please anyone who can give me some advise. Thanks
 

A:Dell Inspirion 1545 dropped on floor

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I am not getting any sound from my speakers on the laptop. I can plug in earbuds and I can hear sound. It does say that my AMD HDMI is not plugged in. Do you have any suggestions?

A:speakers are not working on my dell inspirion laptop

@amh3630? To better help you we would need the exact model number of your laptop/desktop??? REO

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lost internet connection on my dell inspirion 1525. rang talktalk who sent a new router but no joy. took my computer to my sons house and tried to connect to his broardband but no joy. brought his computer to my house and connected no problem. ethernet cable shows no lights on router or computer. when i run "onboard NIC" on start up (f12) both lights light, but go out when finished running.wi-fi switch does not light but when computer switched off and wi-fi switch toggled light comes on for few seconds.reinstalled all discs that came with dell but nothing helps. hope somebody out there can. thank you............

A:lost connection dell inspirion 1525

Since it's a Dell, run their hardware diagnostics. It take about 20 minutes and hopefully will pinpoint the problem.

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Hey guys,

Just replaced the hard drive, and put a new OS on a Dell Inspirion 1000. I restored it from a Gateway restore CD, and have downloaded the necessary drivers (or so I think.) Anyway, this laptop has wireless, but, whenever I try to launch the Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility, nothing happens. I went to My Network Places and Network Connections, and each of them does not show the Wireless icon. If I click on "start a new wireless connection" it tries to get me to start a complete network.

There is no windows WLAN program there that I can find. It does have Service Pack 2.

Jeremy

A:Dell Inspirion 1000 WLAN not working

You're going to need the wireless driver for a Dell not a Gateway

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My girlfriends screen on her computer broke. I'm helping her buy a replacement screen like this one:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...=8302#Overview
Without the huge (dell) price tag. Where are some good parts sellers that I can trust?

Thing I need: 15-inch WXGA+ LCD Monitor for Dell Inspiron 1525

Thanks for the help!
 

A:Replacement Screen for Dell Inspirion 1525

eBay most likely will have the best price, be sure to get an exact match on the model number that is on the sticker, or it may not work in that system.

You will pay more if you want someone to guarantee theirs will work in your system

http://www.screentekinc.com/Dell-notebook-screens.shtml

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Went to use my laptop this morning and no power.  It was connected to the AC adapter so I removed the plug and tried to power again.  Here are all the things I have already tried:
-Checked wall plug - ok
-Checked the charger - when I plug the charger into the wall plug the green light comes on, but as soon as I plug it into the laptop, the green light goes out
-Removed battery and AC adapter and Fn plus power for 30 seconds - nothing
-Reseated memory cards - nothing
History:
Despite Windows 10 not being supported on this hardware, I installed it last November and it had been working fine.  Every once in a while it seemed if I touched the mouse pad just so, the screen would have black lines running across it.  After a few seconds it would resolve itself.
The day before I lost power, I ran the Quick Diagonal test from dell.Com and when I left it, it seemed to be running the test.
Is there anything else I can check or try on my own before I have to take it for repair?
It seems a likely problem may be the charging plug receptacle, but not sure how to test without another charger.
Thanks for ANY input!

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Morning all and Happy Turkey Day,
My sister has two Dell Inspirion B130's which both appear to be dead. I was hoping to salvage enough parts from each to make one working computer. She has numerous pictures that she does not want to lose. Any ideas of how I can transfer the hard drives to a working system. We have a Dell Inspirion 9200 on hand (pin sets on the hard drives do not match) and a Dell Dimension 4600 Desktop. Any thoughts or solutions would be greatly appreciated!

Chris
 

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Hello!
when I turn on my computer it shows a black screen only but I can hear the fan running it's like it's in a sleep mode and wont wake up I have switched power cables and used with or without the batteries in my hardware settings I set it never to go asleep? I have since bought another laptop not Dell but I would like to fix this one for a back up any suggestions. also the power led and the bluetooth both lightup?
thanks in advance. Darrell

A:my computer dell inspirion wont boot up

and welcome to the Forum

If you have not yet done so, disconnect from power and remove the battery . . press the power button several times and see if you can boot into BIOS

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I bought this about 3 years ago, and had a HD failure.  Tried to download window recovery image but service tag is not found.

A:Dell Inspirion 2320 Service tag not found

BMACHI,
The recovery images are only for certain computers. If the site did not identify your service tag, then your computer is not on the list of eligible computers to download the image.  If you do not have the disk, you can click the link below to purchase a Dell Restore Disk
You can also click the link to download a Windows 7 .ISO image from the Dell Rockstar Natakucs website.Dell has no connection to the site and is not responsible for any problems downloading from the site. He has helped and continues to help  other forum members with Reinstallations.
Windows Reinstall Guides

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Sorry if this is in the wrong place, I wasn't sure where I should go..

I have a Dell Inspirion 1545. There were multiple problems with it. It all started with the battery going out. It was telling me that I needed to replace it. Shortly after that it started freezing a lot. I'd have to hold the power button down just to get it to shut down. I'd also occasionally come across a blue screen when this happen, but that was only once or twice. Next thing I did was check it for viruses. I tried multiple different Anti-virus programs and it found nothing. At this point I had finally got my replacement batter in. I had been hoping the bad battery was why it was freezing and such, but even with the replacement battery, it was still doing it. So next I opened up the laptop and cleaned out the area near the fan where the heat link is (I believe that is what it's called). I got that out and there was quite a bit of fuzz/dust in there, but not surprising considering the laptop had never been opened up and cleaned in four years, or so I was told. After this.. and this is where the MAIN issue is. After I put it all back together, I turned it on and it told me that it needed to do a startup repair. I hit enter.. a few seconds later, it shut down. I tried again, and same thing happened. So I figured maybe I hadn't put everything back in right. So I took the back off, checked everything, made sure everything was in place and without screwing the back on, I turned it on. It ... Read more

A:Dell Inspirion 1545 MAJOR issue, please help

The HDD may have failed. Boot the computer and press F12 and do the Dell Diagnostics.
On another computer, you can also download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature, burn the image to CD using IMGburn also in my signature, boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and long tests on the drive. If either fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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I can`t disable touchpad on my inspirion 7559. There is no hotkey like Fn+F() on keyboard, and i can`t do it in BIOS or Device Manager. OS - Windows 7 x64 Professional. How i can do this?

A:Dell inspirion 15 7559 touchpad issue

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
To enabled and disable the touchpad on Dell Inspiron 3451, press <Fn> + <F5> simultaneously.
Hope this helps.
Thanks
Robin

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Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 531 which has the Dvd+rw/cd drive. I recently noticed it only recognizes cd's and not dvd. I have not done a restore or made any other hardware changes, so I have no clue what the problem could be. Does anyone have any ideals?
 

A:Dell Inspirion 531/ No longer recognizes dvd drive

Try uninstalling the device in Device Manager (right-click the device and choose uninstall) then restart Windows which will re-install the driver.

If no change, one of the drive's lasers may have failed (a cd/dvd drive has two lasers, one for dvd & one for cd). In that case the drive will have to be replaced.
 

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I have some extra DDR2 memory, would that work in my Dell Dimension 1100?

Thanks.
 

A:RAM Upgrade Dell Dimension 1100

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I was just on the Dell website configuring systems for cost comparisons. I started with an E521 then tried a Dimension 1100, which was listed with a base price $100 less than the E521.

After I ran the configurations and added the features I wanted they came out to exactly the same price!

Considering they are the same price, which is a better system?

Thanks
 

A:DELL E521 or Dimension 1100

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I have a dell Inspiron 1100 - Works great - I reloaded the O.S (Windows Xp Home - and updated the drivers - I believe that I update a BAD BIOS file - and the comes up with BLUE SCREEN. I have powered it off - Put the O.S. Disk in the drive - and rebooted the system. It takes me thru the steps for loading the O.S. Reads the hard drive - and starts loading all the needed drivers - and then fails . I suspect BAD BIOS. How can I get the BIOS bad to factory setting. I have searched the internet - and most of the blogs suggest the following below. Any confirmation or suggestions on how to resolve this issue would be greatly appreciatd.

DELL Inspiron 1100
BIOS - A32
Hard Disk:: 30GB
Memory: 1GB
DVD -RW/CDRW
O.S - Windows XP Home

You may find the resetting the bios to the default using the jumper or removing the cmos battery will fix that.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 won't bootup

Well if it was a bad Bios flash then your computer would not boot up at all. What you need to do is Post what the bluescreen says, usually toward the top there is a file or error that will show what the issue is.

But my guess without knowing any more info is that it could be Bad memory stick in your computer. If you have more then 1 stick remove one and try to reload windows again. If you still get the same error then put that stick back in and take out the other ram stick and see if you get the same error.

post back with results.
 

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Hi Guys,

I am planning to buy a laptop and am struck at these 2 options:

Dell Inspiron 14z: (key features)

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3317U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)
8GB3 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
14" High Definition LED Display (1366 x 768) with Truelife
500GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and 32GB mSATA SSD
AMD Radeon HD7570M 1GB

Vs:
HP Envy 14t-1100 (key features)

3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U(1.7 GHz) + 2GB AMD Radeon HD 7670M Discrete-Class Graphics
6GB 1600MHz DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
500GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
14.0" diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768)
32GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache

So guys which one will you suggest to me? I need this laptop for programming, running programming softwares, multitasking, and gaming. Can BF4, Call of Duty 4 and other such games be played on these laptops?

Thanks
 

A:Dell Inspiron 14z Vs HP Envy 14t-1100

I dont know much about hp computers but as far as dells for gaming and other things theres the xps, ademo, and alienware that will handle what you are looking for but they arent cheap.
 

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Hi for my bday my son and his girl brought me a brand new dell dimension 1100/B110
I just received it oct 19 2006...

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name PATSIE
System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
System Model Dell DE051
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2527 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Computer Corporation A01, 1/3/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2562 (xpsp.040919-1030)"
User Name PATSIE\Patricia
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 70.47 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 624.93 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Now my problem is that I dont know that much about dell computers ( i do use one on my job) but start up seems to be slow.. after the beginning screens come on when clicking on
a browser it takes about 2 to 3 mins to open... after the browser opens everything else works fine.. I am just wondering is this a dell thing? I have dsl and I used the msconfig to get rid of the backgound stuff....i have mcaffee protection on this ...I am thinking that is what the slow up is... thanks

here is the hijack file
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:39:... Read more

A:Dell Dimension 1100/b110

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Hello there. My sister recieved a Dell Inspiron 1100 for her graduation about four years ago and she's having problems with it after never mistreating it noticably. M'kay... the problem is that when the laptop is turned on and she attempts to put in her password to get on her computer the keyboard seems to recieve input from nowhere. No keys are being pressed, yet the text box for her password is automatically filled and it won't recognize any keys when they are actually pressed. Also, the mouse seems to do about the same... It won't be touched and it would creep up the screen or disappear completely. There are other times when her laptop won't even give a visual what-so-ever.

If anyone knows of anything that can be done I'd really appreciate any helpful advice.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 issues...

Hi there. you dont say whether this happens at windows logon or whether it is a system (bios based) logon. but anyway it sounds to me like virus activity and you should run a virus recovery program that boots from from a CD and then when you get the system started run a full system scan with updated antivirus software.
 

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I have an old Dell Inspiron 1100 that was given to me. Reformatted Windows XP and now I can't get on the internet through the Ethernet adapter from Cablevision. On device manager the following drivers are missing: Multimedia audio controller; PCI Modem; and USB Controller (although I downloaded a Broadcom USB controller). Would this effect internet access? If so, how do I remedy? I have already been to Dell's driver downloads and don't see these drivers. Thanks.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 -- Trying to get on internet

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I just got in a cousin's computer today to look at. It's a Dell Inspiron 1100 that wasn't powering up.

Here's what I've observed:

1) The AC to DC converter light comes on, meaning that I'm getting power as far as the transformer.

2) Removing the battery doesn't help

3) Absolutely no LEDs on the laptop come on, and no fans, etc. start.

Here's what I've tried:

1) We had a similar problem at work the other day, a lady brought in her Dell Inspiron that wasn't getting power from the DC port...the battery was powered however, and we had a few mintues of battery left to confirm that the laptop was working. We opened up the case to find that a copper connector that connects the port to the mobo was detached, we soldered it back on and it worked fine.
Thinking this could be similar, I opened up the case (and with almost 30 screws, that took a while) and saw that everything looked fine.

2) I've tried checking to make sure all the buttons work, and they do. There was nothing blocking the buttons when I opened up the case to look.

Does anyone know what's wrong and how to fix it? Or should I just tell him to buy a new laptop?

Thanks.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 gets no power

So you have reated all the things, like Ram; keyboard so forth (it sounds as though you know generally about all this)

You could also try reseating the CPU, but once this is done, you will then need to apply new thermal paste to fix the HeatSink again.

If you're really deetermined, you could remove the motherboard from the case fully, and benchtest it.
 

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i really have no knowledge about laptops.
i just got this laptop called Dell inspiron 1100(its old i know) and im not too sure on
what kind of memory i need.(i want to upgrade).

i been thinking this

PC2100-DDR-266Mhz-SODIMM-200pin

Only problem is it says my supported Frequencies are 100,133mhz. and my current memory cards are 133mhz. im not sure if 266Mhz memory are gona work on my laptop. any suggestion or help is appreciated. Also i couldnt find a lot of pc2100 memory with 133mhz.
Edit - Dell inspiron 1100 support 200pin memory right ?
Thanks everyone
 

A:Memory for Dell Inspiron 1100

anyone has a idea ? wanting to purchase the memory asap. but cant until im sure.
 

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k i have a dell inspiron 1100 and the problems is that when i leave my laptop on for the whole night..it just shut off by it self.
and yes i did the "power managment" stuff.
they are all set to "never".
but the weird thing is..it only happen sometimes.
yesterday i was converting a Divx file(wich usually take's a day to process) and the next morning my laptop was off!
so i did a diagnostic test.
when it reached the "fan testing speed" my laptop went off??
so i turned my laptop on and did again the test but only for the fan and it passed.
now i want to know...do i have problems with my fans??
my high rpm speed was: 5806
my slow rpm speed was" 4191
can anybody help me out?
this is a very anoying problem since my laptop shut off by itself and i lose all my files!
 

A:Problems with dell inspiron 1100

Are you getting any notices about battery power? Are you plugged into A/C when this happens? How about the bios.....have you checked in there for power management settings? When you power it back up, does it go into full boot or does it come up as if it's been in hibernation?
 

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Is it possible to overclock a DELL Latitude 1100?
If so, which BIOS would it require and what would the proceedure be?
Hardware mods? BIOS settings (if possible)? etc?
 

A:DELL Latitude 1100 Over-Clocking?

Sorry for rain you a bad news.

Dell laptop has a locked CPU and FSB, which you can't do anything about it.

There is only thing you can do is to overclock video card. That it.

Sorry to let you know.

Regards Lucan


P.S. There is a program that allow you to adjust the FSB and voltage just little bit. I recommend you to leave the voltage as default, or you will risk to lose the laptop.

Notebook Hardware Control can be found in here.
 

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This is hopefully a very easy question, I would like to reinstall my operating system to factory condition, on my Dell Inspiron 1100. Like how to format my harddrive, and than what order to re'install my utilites. If somebody would point me towards some documentation I would appreciate it. thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 reinstall

What you should do if your going to do a fresh install is integrate your xp cd with service pack 2, it is the most stable way to install WindowsXP (sometime installing SP2 later causes crashes, but integrated SP's on disk does not)

read about that here:
http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html


If you dont want to try this, you will need to remember to install all service packs to protect your computer (it helps to copy them to a cdrom and install them offline to protect trojans from entering your system)
You will need you DELL backup disk
You will need to change your BIOS to boot from CDROM (as first boot device) then Harddisk. *you can enter your BIOS by pressing the F2 or Del key as it starts.
Once you've set the boot order, follow this:

1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive and boot computer. You will see aprompt to "press any key to boot from cd" (press anykey now) WIndows will load drivers etc, just wait a minute for a blue screen
2. At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER to continue.
3. Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.
4. If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you will be prompted to press R to repair it. (do not choose repair) continue with install.
5. The screen will now list all existing partitions and un-partitioned space for each hard disk. Use the cursor/arrow keys to choose where to create the new partition. Press D to delete the existing partition. If you pres... Read more

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I have a dell desktop 1100 computer which i reinstalled windows XP and now i have no sound. i open the device manager and found that the multimedia audio controller driver is not installed. I tried to install the driver from the internet but it cannot find the hardware, also from the sound video and game controller. I do not have the driver CD for windows XP. Please help as soon as possible.

thank you,
tonchis
 

A:Desktop computer Dell 1100

I'm guessing you have a Dell Dimension 1100/B110 desktop.

What's the 7-character "service tag" number on it?

This should be the audio driver for it.

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If you did a reinstall of Windows XP, you need to install the SP3 upgrade and then the 100+ post-SP3 high priority updates.

Your goal is to get Windows XP up-to-date and all devices working before you install a bunch of programs and extras in that computer.

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My friends inspiron 1100 crashed while she was working on it, and has now started to refuse to boot up. The power light comes on, and stays lit for a few seconds, then it shuts off. Nothing ever comes onscreen, and its plugged into the outlet. Any ideas as to how to fix it, or what happened?

- Nate
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 not booting up

If you can, try the parts such as memory and cpu in another known-good box.
This way you can rule out certain parts, leading you to the source of the problem eventualy.
 

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