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Dell Inspiron 1100 not booting up

Q: Dell Inspiron 1100 not booting up

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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Hey!

My Dell Inspiron 1100 is over 6 years old at this point, quite the dinosaur. However, I still have a bit of old data I would love to remove before it really bites the dust.

When I boot up the machine, usually the display is clear and bright. However, after no more than a minute the screen goes black and only a faint outline of the desktop remains. What is the problem and what do I need to do to solve it?

Thanks!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 screen goes black 30 secs after booting up, faint screen outline

Hi

backlights or invertor board is failing (failed).

If there is an external monitor socket on it use a monitor to see the screen and then you can backup your data.
 

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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 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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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.
 

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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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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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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

I have a Dell Ispiron 1100

It won't turn on

I press the power button and if there is no AC power attached
the lights light up while I press the button, but no start up

When the AC power is attached, I don't get any lights at all

It's been happening for a while

I used to flip it over and pull out the battery, then replace it
and try again, after a few times it worked

Then I realised that just by opening the screen and trying it, then closing
the screen, then opennng and trying again... after a few times it would start

(are there any wires that would be affected by that??)

Once it started, so long as I left it plugged in, and the screen open it would always restart first go

I also think, that when it was unplugged, closed, etc so long as I started it agin fairly soon, it worked

I've just been overseas for a week in a colder climate and now I can't seem to get it started at all

I've tried with battery in, with battery out, AC in AC out

Any help would be much appreciated
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 won't turn on

Dell Inspiron won't turn on

We have a professor at our university that turned in a Dell laptop with exactly the same symptoms!

Really, with the battery alone installed, the lights flash momentarily when the power button is pressed. If the charger is connected (or the charger alone): no lights
(Just like Christoff)

The machine won't start up and there was some story about how it died last time the lid was closed. We are suspicious of a faulty lid interlock that is keeping the laptop in hibernate (or some deep, permanent sleep).

Another theory - Does anyone know if these have an internal power fuse, such that the external power brick isn't actually getting DC into the main board or charging the installed battery? We can't find any info about the power distribution or a schematic.







christoff said:



Hi

I have a Dell Ispiron 1100

It won't turn on

I press the power button and if there is no AC power attached
the lights light up while I press the button, but no start up

When the AC power is attached, I don't get any lights at all

It's been happening for a while

I used to flip it over and pull out the battery, then replace it
and try again, after a few times it worked

Then I realised that just by opening the screen and trying it, then closing
the screen, then opennng and trying again... after a few times it would start

(are there any wires that would be affected by that??)

Once ... Read more

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This Dell Inspiron 1100 (os xp pro, a 1gig cpu around 1gig of main memory and a 250gb hard drive) is working but it offen will reboot it self, prog's lockup and shut down and both Firefox and Internet Explorer will crash and shut down. I need to fig out why it crashes and reboots it self. I have a spare 1100 laptop that I can take spare parts off of. The motherboard in the 2nd laptop is dead. I know it is an old laptop but this is what I have to work with in a portable setup to take with me until I can afford to replace it with a newer laptop.

Steve
 

A:re: a problem with the Dell inspiron 1100

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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 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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I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 which came with XP Home. I installed Windows 2000 Server on this laptop. It worked fine for around 2 years. One fine day, the OS would not boot, giving the error message something like "Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM" (I'm not sure about the exact error but it was something like this). I called Dell (because the warranty had expired, I had to pay them $50 before a human being would speak to me and even then they put me on hold for more than an hour!) and they asked me to use a Windows XP backup CD to wipe out the hard drive. But the system would not recognize the CD in the CD Drive. Dell said the CD drive might be bad. I replaced the CD drive with a new one but problem did not go away. I then bought a new hard drive but it was different from the one inside the laptop (I didn't do much research before buying a new one). I then plugged the old hard drive back into the system. But since then, whenever I turn on the laptop, it comes on for a second or so, then turns off automatically and the screen stays black all the time. It doesn't even show the boot options. I got really frustrated and bought a new desktop and am in the process of installing Debian GNU/Linux OS on it. However, any help in salvaging my laptop would be highly appreciated. The laptop configuration is:
Dell Inspiron 1100
Intel Celeron Processor
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A:Dell Inspiron 1100 Not Powering On

It looks like it is definitely a hardware issue... I would bet it is the motherboard. Does the laptop stay powered on but the screen is blank, or does the whole thing turn off?
Does it beep at you?
 

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I found 2 Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop's in a yard sale (they are identical). I got a good deal on them. 1 did work 100%. The 2nd one worked 100% but only on the battery. The 2nd one has a problem with the charging circuit, the 2nd laptop won't charge the battery and won't run off the ac power pack.
The 1st laptop the video has stopped working. There is nothing on the lcd screen or an external monitor. But the cpu fan turns, the dvd drive does it's thing on start up, I can hear the hard drive working and the lights are normal. I tried swapping out both the video card and the cpu from the 2nd Dell laptop. That didn't fix the problem. I ordered a 1100 mother board from Ebay (old stock, never opened, never used) That mother board arrived Sept 3rd. Still the same problem. Nothing on ether screen. But the rest of the laptop works. The Ebay seller sent an other mother board out. That mother board arrived today (Sept-9th). I still have the same problem. I am beating my head on a brick wall on this one. I need some help.
 

A:a question about a dell inspiron 1100

Considering the fact they are both 10 years old it would of been a much better deal if they were both in working order.due to the ages i really dont think either one is worth fixing and putting more money and parts into them might be a lesson in futility.i think all you can do is either save or sell the ram, hard drives, and cd drives and any other parts if they still work to maybe use in another dell laptop in the future.
 

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Hi everybody,

I have an old Dell Inspiron 1100 (Celeron 2.4) with 256MB RAM (two 128MB sticks). A friend of mine gave me a 512MB stick and I happily thought that I finally would be able to upgrade the memory of my old friend. The new memory I got is:

Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 266MHz DDR Non-ECC CL2.5 200 Pin SODIMM
(KVR266X64SC25/512)

However, when I install the new memory the laptop won't start! The LED blinks for 5-10 seconds and then the computer turns off. When I put back my old memory everything works fine again. I've tried it with the new memory alone in both of the empty slots and also together with one of the two 128MB sticks. I've tried all possible combinations but the laptop simply doesn't start whenever the 512MB module is installed. What's going on? I thought this memory was compatible with the Inspiron. Am I wrong?

Cheers,
Ma
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 memory

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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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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 reinstalled windows on my dell inspiron 1100 laptop, i have all the drivers except for the driver for my TI PCI 1510 CardBus controller.

if you can find me a link for the download it would be greatly appreciated, or even if you have a solution.
 

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Just this week, my laptop starting giving me a BSOD. The error code changed with every restart. Now, after 3 days of online chats with Dell, the blue screen is gone but my laptop takes forever to do anything. I am running Windows xp OS. I finally was able to view my task manager and it is showing my CPU usage at 100%...OMG! I've also noticed that even though I have no Running Programs showing, the Processes is showing 23. There is also 8 different items showing for "svchost.exe".

I am not very computer literate, so any help that may be offered will have to be given in simple terms.

Could I possibly have a virus???

Please help,

Selena

P.S. I am not currently using the laptop because it takes forever to boot and even longer to access the internet.

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 Possible Virus

Dear Selena,Pls follow this step Our hijack team will take care of youhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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I have been wondering for a while that my Inspiron 1100 has been running a little hot - the fan is always on and running hard even when the system is idle.

I downloaded a temperature monitor which gives me a HD0 temperature of 67degrees C which seems quite high - especially as the default setting was for an alarm to sound at 60degrees C.

My system doesn't shut down due to overheating, and I have checked the fan and heat sync air holes on the bottom and side and they don't look blocked with dust.

I have heard a few suggestions about dealing with the problem but to be honest I have never had any experience with this before so unsure how to proceed.

Suggestions have included everything from buying compressed air and blasting the heat sync and fan and using cotton swabs to clean it, right through to taking it apart and adding more thermal grease between the CPU housing and the heat sync.(i have never taken my laptop apart before)

I would appreciate any and all help on this issue

Steve
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 Overheating?

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Ok this is the mother of all problems,

My Inspiron has suddenly stopped working. By this I mean when it's turned on all the LEDs light up as they should but the screen is completely dead. I don't think it has something to do with the screen because I have tried connecting it to another monitor but nothing shows because the keyboard doesn't execute what I press. (the caps lock light doesn't light up when I press the key if that means anything). Well that's all about I can tell you that I have done. I tried running just with the battery reinstalled the battery tried using an external keyboard but nothing happened. Another thing is that I used to keep it on alot maybe even for several days I don't know if that might have killed an internal battery even though it used to sleep and I only had it for a year.
any Ideas?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 dead

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"Another thing is that I used to keep it on alot maybe even for several days I don't know if that might have killed "
Do you hear any Fans ?
Portables are not like Desktops , in that it is not good to leave them on for days at a time .I realize they shut power levels down ,If the APM is set right.
If you are not seeing any screen including boot screens ,just call Dell and make arrangements to send it back for repair (Sounds like your under Warranty)
Don't tell them you leave it on for days , just say it stopped.
BTW Welcome to Techspot!
 

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:angel: :evil: i have the chip that needs to be put in but i cannot find it on the mobo please help :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
 

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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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Hi,

I recently upgraded my Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop computer with 1 gyg of 3200 memory. I was replacing two 128 megabyte 2700 chips. The 1 gyg works like a charm and I decided to use it as my cache as well. No problems. It all runs well on Home XP Sp2 with the most recent BIOS upgrade to the motherboard as well as whatever was available from the Intel website. I've got to tell you, it certainly does pay off to install all those chip and rom firmware upgrades!

Here's my quiery:

Having the empty slot and the two 128 mg chips (zzzzz) leftover it was irresistable to see what would happen if I dropped in one of the leftover 128 mg chips. This was in spite of the original information which I had been aware of which had suggested that my laptop was limited to 1 gyg total ram. Ah.... temptation.

Long story short. Both chips were recognised in bias, as well as Windows Home XP. Computer runs fine with both. Nothing strange seemed to be happening. Of course this has been intriguing to say the least.

I did remove the 128 mg chip for now (back to 1 gyg) but am now wondering if the computer's new bios has perhaps taken away the original limitation of 1 gyg of memory.

Of course I would now like to add another 1 gyg 3200 chip to the first 1 gyg chip. I'm also wondering if unbeknownst to me... that while my laptop seems to purr like a top with extra memory installed over the 1 gyg 'limitation' (?) whether some insidious and hidden mayhem might be taking p... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 Memory Capacity is...

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Hi Folks,

Just looking for some advice on upgrading the spec on my laptop. I got it 3 years ago and is very poor when it comes to processing and playing games.

Pentium 2
1GB Ram
20Gb Hard drive (I can fill in the rest later)

Would I be better getting a new processor or graphics card?

Is it difficult to install these if I get the part(s)?
Is it even possible to upgrade the processor on these laptops?

Any advise welcome.
 

A:Solved: Upgrading Dell Inspiron 1100

You are pretty much out of luck. You cannot change the graphics; it is onboard.

Next even if you could change the cpu, you would need to deal with the extra heat the faster cpu generates. Laptops are designed to work with the hardware they have.

You CAN upgrade ram [if you have available slots] and install a larger hd. That is about it.
 

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I looking for an drive for an dell inspiron 1100 notebook. What type of drive does it
take? It appears that it has a black connector in the compter that will accept
some type of parallel connection? Do they make a standard type of drive
for notebooks that could be used in that computer?
I am thinking about searching for one on e-bay but I need to know
what to look for and good keywords in order to choose a proper drive.

Thank you
 

A:What type of drive does an dell inspiron 1100 Take?

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i've heard just a little about over clocking, but i have heard that dell 'locks' their bios, keeping one from overclocking the hard drive.

as it is, i have a 2.4gig processor, and certainly wouldn't mind bumping that up a little.

is this possible?
 

A:Solved: over clocking my dell inspiron 1100

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Hi i have a Dell Inspiron 1100 that i use as a secondary computer. Just recently i formatted the hard drive and re-installed windows. It was fine for a while, and it still is, but recently the battery light flashes as if it is ultra low... Green, yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow, green. It only is supposed to do this if it is really low battery. i can't even tell if it is charging cause that light sequence never stops. your help is appreciated!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 battery lights...

oh by the way the battery is fine... i have a cheap 4000 mAh battery that will last about an hour.
 

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hi, my name is Jon, and I'm currently using a Dell Insipiron 1100, and i was wondering how you switch to Span mode when using a vga viewsonic monitor?
Thanks for the quick help,
Jon
 

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Hello,

I recently spilled some beer on my laptop computer. 20 Seconds afterward I took the computer apart and had it shutdown and all. I cleaned up the mess. After a little bit to let dry out, I put the computer together again to see if it would work again.

Well the computer turned on and all seemed okay, besides it saying my CMOS Settings had been cleared. That doesn't affect a computer. After hitting F2 to continue, A screen came up and said External Auxilary Failure, which I figure to be my CD ROM drive. I pulled it out and tried turning on the computer again.

All that happened is my power light (green) AND battery light (amber) is solidly on. If I just try it on battery power, to get these lights on I have to hit the power button. If I try AC power then as soon as I plug it in it has this problem.

I am pretty sure there isn't anything wrong with the motherboard. I am also pretty sure the computer should work by now. I have cleaned my computer like this many times before and never had a problem. By cleaning, I mean taking the entire thing apart and washing the parts and setting them to dry in a dry clean dust free room, with a fan to hasten the drying process.

This is why I say the the mobo should be okay. That and it turned on before also. If anyone has anything that may help me with this problem I could really use it. Thank You.

PS. I paid 2700 dollars for this, and had the computer for only a year and 8 months.
 

A:Problem turning on Dell Inspiron 1100

I have cleaned my computer like this many times before and never had a problem. By cleaning, I mean taking the entire thing apart and washing the parts and setting them to dry in a dry clean dust free room, with a fan to hasten the drying process.Click to expand...

this type of cleaning is not nessesary, and taking apart a laptop is just asking for trouble. if you actually periodically washed (with water or something) one or more electronic parts, the laptop wouldn't have lasted long anyways. if you spilled the beer on the keyboard, you should know that laptop makers had this scenario in mind when they put a rubber backing to the keyboard designed to keep liquids/dust from the keyboard off the internal components. regular computer keyboards have this rubber too. i actually spilled some of my home-made moonshine on a keyboard once, and the approx. 180 proof stuff didn't cause any problems, excepting the fire hazard. your best bet is to take it into a shop so a technician can get his hands on it.
 

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I had to partition my HD in Dell Inspiron 1100 while at school a few years ago into Windows XP and Linux (20 GB in each). However, now I need additional space for my windows work and can pretty much remove the Linux partition and get an extra 20 GB. I had used Partition Magic for the partition. Can anyone advise what would be the most convenient way to remove the partition? I can lose my Linux data but not the Windows data.
1. Do I need to use Partition Magic for removing the partition? Is there any forced way to just add the 20 GB from the Linux partition onto my Windows XP partition?
2.Should I use a backup and restore sw (say from Norton for restoring the Windows files and system back)?

Would appreciate any help.
Thanks,
Abhi
 

A:Remove partition on Dell Inspiron 1100

You can use anything to delete the partition. WinXP does not have anyway to extend the windows partition into the available space though, so you'll have to use Partition Magic, or something similar, to expand the Windows partition.

If you don't have Partition Magic anymore, there are free programs that do the same but I don't have any links nor have used any so you'll just have to search, or someone else may have a recommendation

You should be able to do this without losing any of your Windows data but it's always a good idea to have a backup just in case.
If you need to save any of the Linux data (and don't have room on the Windows partition, or a way to back it up), Partition Magic (and probably other programs) will let you shrink the Linux partition and expand the Windows partition a bit at a time, then you can transfer the data from the Linux partition to the Windows partition before you delete it.

HTH

Jerry
 

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Hello,

I was reading another thread that described the same problem that i have, it seems to be closed though.

I have a dell inspiron 1100. It wasn't registering that the AC was connected and then the battery ran dead. Now it wont start at all. When i hit the power button the lights on the front of the lap top blink green and then orange. If i take the battery out the lights on the computer are very faint, the battery light is orange and the power light is green. When i put the battery back in the lights shut off.

Is this a simple replace the battery or ac cord problem? Any advice would be greatly welcome.

Thanks
 

A:dell inspiron 1100 wont start

Notebooks do not need a battery to run off the mains, so take the battery out, plug the notebook in and if it doesn't power up then you need to check out the power supply and/or other possibilities.

Sláinte

midders
 

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Hey all, new to the forum and hope you can help.

My laptop is about 4-5 years old and has been working fine. I pulled a bone headed move a while back and left the car window down and the computer got rained on. I dryed it as best I could and had my brother in law take it apart to check for moisture. He found none inside and powered it up. It worked fine for a couple of days. When I picked it up from him, I took it to work and powered it up. The power lights come on and you can hear it booting up. However, the screen is black. If you look very close, you can see the windows logo as it all boots up but it is very very dim, almost can't see it at all. Aside from the possible moisture problem, has any one experienced these symptoms? Any ideas are welcome as I really don't have the money to just buy a new one. My brother in law is a tv repair guy and could most likely make the repair if we just knew where to start.

I thank you in advance and hope to here from you soon.

Larry
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 screen problem

It's the Inverter board (which happens to be high voltage, and easily damaged hardware) behind the bezel of the screen. You will need to replace it.
 

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When left on, the computer sometimes shuts itself off. Didn't used to do that. It is not in "sleep" mode. Thanks for whatever help you can give.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop with XP Professional

Check for overheating, it's not unknown for that model to have real problems if there is any dust buildup on the fan inside.

Use a can of compressed air in the fan exhaust port.
 

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This Dell Inspiron 1100 was bought off Ebay. When its turned on, the Dell logo appears, says Inspiron 1100 Series, BIOS Revision A32, the bar goes across, then it says:

This computer system, #G54Y541-A95B is protected by a password authentication system.

I get 3 tries, then it shuts off.

I see those kits sold for 60 bucks but I was wondering if there was anyway in the world to get around this otherwise. I read the giant Dell BIOS password thread, but wasn't successful with anything mentioned there.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 System Password

Having Same Problem With Dell Inspiron 1100

Several months ago my mom loaned a 'friend' a couple hundred bucks, he gave her his laptop to hold as collateral. Now nearly 6-7 months later, I am stuck with her problem. He skipped town, no clue how to reach him, even if that would help and she has a non-functioning laptop! I have been searching high and low. I am not comfortable enough with laptops to do the soldering thing and don't know where else to start. My service tag is about same as yours, at least last 4. If you figure it out, please share info? Sure wish she would have told me before completing this transaction.. I would of said "GET PASSWORD FIRST!" :knock:

Thanks,
Traci
 

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Yeah, I have a problem with this laptop and whenever I try to connect it to the internet, I get a "Network Cable unplugged" for 2 seconds than a connection for 2 seconds and then it repeats this same thing over and over and over. It is driving me MAD and I can't get on the internet with the laptop.

First of all I asked my computer tech friend and he doesn't know what to do. I asked his computer tech teacher and he doesn't know. I tried calling Dell and they gave me bull**** about, "You need to replace the mobo and it's going to cost 100s of dollars."

So, if anyone can help me I would appreciate it.

Also I did install the correct drivers so that eliminates that question.
 

A:Problem with connection on Dell Inspiron 1100...

Might want to look into any possible firmware updates for that card, probably not real likely to find any.

Another solution would be to buy a PCMCIA network card.
 

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This forum has given me alot of advise on speeding up my laptop. I have upgraded my chipset driver and tried to configured my Internet security (Kaspersky 7.0) so that it would not scan on startup and stopped my mail and spam watch since I don't have Outlook. This helped some, but I still have issues when I'm on the internet and downloading files or multi-tasking with other windows open. I also have received what you call the BSOD 3 times in the last month when I have had multiple windows open and the internet running for a long time. I do not know what the screen said, and after seeing the forums on the BSOD I know to see what the problem is when or if it happens again.

I was thinking of upgrading my memory. Right now I have 2 slots with 128mb in each. I was going to upgrade to 1G. After looking at my system configuration I found that I only have 11.37% of memory left. Do you think this will help my laptop run faster? It was also reccommended to upgrade the BIOS - I did this from A21 to A32. I would eventually like to upgrade my Windows XP Pro from SP2 to SP3. Should I do this now or get the memory upgrade and then do it. Any advise would be appreciated and please I'm not that computer savy so be specific.

One more thing I was trying to spell check this, but found that I needed to download iespell. I tried to do this and it would still not work - so I uninstalled it. I then decided to go to the iespell website and try again. When I tried... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 memory upgrade

I figured since I started here I would keep going...I've decided that since I'm upgrading the ram and might as well go the HD too...I have a Toshiba 30g ATA and I'm thinking about going for a Western Digital Scorpio 120G ATA. I read reviews and think this is a good product, but a trust you guys here so I would like your opinion.

I'm also going to clean the Cooling Assembly while I'm inside the computer...This will be the first time I'll do this all myself so if there is any tips or advise that anyone has it would also be appreciated. Thanks again
 

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Want to replace CD drive with a DVD drive.. Any suggestions!? Also anyone know where to buy one!?

JakePsycho
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 FAIL CD DRIVE

A place full of Dell parts!

http://www.discountelectronics.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=486

A-N
 

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I have a DELL Inspiron 1100. When I turn it on it will boot to Windows XP and then after a while the screen goes blank (black). If I shut the cover and open it again the display will come back on for a while and then go blank again.

Also the windows screen is only about 1/3 of the screen.

Anyone have an idea?? Could it possibly be the inverter?

Thanks

Carl
 

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My laptop fan comes on briefly, the power light also comes on green briefly, then shuts down. The power light continues to slowly blink until I press it for a second, then it too shuts off. If I hold it down for a few seconds, I can hear a faint click, and it resumes slowly flashing. But it won't start.

Can anyone suggest a solution to this problem. I did have the same problem a few weeks ago, and took it into a computer repair shop for repair. They gave it back to me, saying there was nothing wrong with it. And indeed it worked fine again: until this morning.

Would this have anything to do with the fact that I recently started shutting down the power to the transformer when it was turned off? My idea was to save on the electricity being used by the transformer when the computer was not being used. But now I'm thinking that wasn't such a good idea especially given that the transformer really doesn't use a great deal of power in the great scheme of things.

If anyone could help me get machine going again I would appreciate it. This machine is now about three or four years old and has given sterling service until now! I'm hoping I don't have to retire it yet!

All my best to the tech support guys on a very snowy March morning (here in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario it's pretty snowy anyway!)

Robert
 

A:Dell laptop Inspiron 1100 won't stay going

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Hello Forum,

I have a DELL Inspiron Laptop and the on board PCI Ehternet in Hardware device shows in yellow exclamation mark it also says unknown device. I went to system information and it shows a Broadcom 440
x100/10 ETC. On the listing it showed it was installed= YES but it did not show a driver. I went to my friend who had an ACER laptop and it was using the same PCI Ethernet ( Broadcom 440) so I copied
his drivers and put them in when ask by my Add Hardware for install of driver. It then showed up on Device list BUT it says unable to START- Code 10, I had put the driver in same place as on my friends laptop WIN32/driver and a Win LAN folder.
I am now totally lost as what to do next . I have the CD from DELL BUT it does not have the drivers on it!
Thanks for any help
Pilot

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 Ethernet PCI problem

Broadcom is junk. I hate it. I run into this all the time.

The hardware will not work with just the basic driver, like other "general" hardware will.

No, Broadcom is SPECIAL. It has to have it's clunky software installed before it will give you the correct driver. Uninstall the software, it takes it's drivers with it as it goes, leaving the hardware non-functional.

And aiming Device Manager at the device will not work. I don't know how Broadcom does it, or why. I can only assume it is because they want their software on your computer.

So my guess is that either the software was uninstalled, or it got corrupt in some way.

So, first thing is to get a copy of the Network software from Dell's support site. Then uninstall the software from "Add/Remove Programs" and reboot. Then install the Network software and that should fix the problem, unless the hardware is bad.

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How to you connect a typical mouse to Dell inspiron 1100? I don't see any ports
for it. I have a USB mouse connected to it but it seems like my thumb drives will
not work on the second USB port. Any suggestions?

I can get both to work by connecting the thumb drive & USB mouse to a USB
HUB but I don't know why I can't connect my mouse & USB drive directly in
the computer?

Thank you
 

A:Mouse connection to a Dell inspiron 1100?

How to you connect a typical mouse to Dell inspiron 1100? I don't see any ports
for it. I have a USB mouse connect to itClick to expand...

can you explain further , dont understand - dont see anyports verses its connected

A USB mouse goes into a USB Socket on the PC
 

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My dell screen has turned white. I can hear windows booting in the background but unable to view on screen. Have tried an external monitor but get no visual display. Do anyone know what could be my problem?
 

A:Help with Dell Inspiron 1100 screen problems

Hi

First off when you connect the external monitor do you press the relevant key combination to enable the monitor, on most laptops its the FN key (bottom row on the left) and then one of the "F" keys, on my acer its F5, on my other dell its F8.

As for the white screen this maybe caused by the screen invertor failing or the screen itself failing, most invertors (inverters) can be bought for about fifteen pounds from ebay, screens however can cost upwards of £60.

It could also be a loose connection and would require the stripping down of the laptop to get to the ribbon connector that joins the screen to the base unit.
 

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I have a HP Pavilion a1520n media center desktop PC bought new in Sep. 06 & a Dell Inspiron 1100 I bought about 6 years ago. I am trying to install the Linksys wireless on the Dell. I have ran the CD on the Dell first, & it failed to work, then the HP & it also failed to work. I need help installing it on the Dell so I can have wireless for my home network. All help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, papadee
 

A:Linksys Wireless G for Dell Inspiron 1100

I am guessing that the "CD" is the installation disk that came with the "Linksys wireless"? What is the "Linksys wireless"...a plug in card, a USB plug in...what?

It "failed to work" on both systems. In what way? What error msgs?

Have you checked the Linksys website to see if you can down load the necessary drivers?

Are you running XP?

Did you try to let XP install the device on its own?

Please try to be less vague about the facts....it makes it hard to know what is really going on!
 

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Hi guys. My brother has a Dell Inspiron 1100. He asked me to look into fixing it, but he is out of warranty, and I told him I would research his problem and see what you guys reccomended. I have the computer too in front of me for the time being, until it's repaired.

He said he turned it off and unplugged it one night. He often times I believe always left it plugged in. Not a good idea to Constantly do I know. He 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. Does that mean he just needs to buy a new battery? Or is it more severe?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100- Orange Light

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Hi everybody,

I have an old Dell Inspiron 1100 (Celeron 2.4) with 256MB RAM (two 128MB sticks). A friend of mine gave me a 512MB stick and I happily thought that I finally would be able to upgrade the memory of my old friend. The new memory I got is:

Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 266MHz DDR Non-ECC CL2.5 200 Pin SODIMM
(KVR266X64SC25/512)

However, when I install the new memory the laptop won't start! The LED blinks for 5-10 seconds and then the computer turns off. When I put back my old memory everything works fine again. I've tried it with the new memory alone in both of the empty slots and also together with one of the two 128MB sticks. I've tried all possible combinations but the laptop simply doesn't start whenever the 512MB module is installed. What's going on? I thought this memory was compatible with the Inspiron. Am I wrong?

Cheers,
Ma
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 memory problem

The Dell Inspiron 1100 is infamous for this problem, and sometimes motherboards have to be replaced. The Kingston memory, even though ValueRam, is usually pretty good in that model. It does not like to have mixed memory sizes or speeds.
However, try removing all the old memory, then inserting the new module in slot one, then if that does not work, try slot two. If it doesn't work by itself, it is doomed in your machine. If it does work, then you can try adding
The Inspiron 1100 really works best with memory that is not "value" or lower tier memory, and is PC3200 (400 MHz). See if you can borrow other memory to try. Two modules of PC3200 Sodimms that are exactly the same should give you 1 GB of working memory. There many vendors sell good DDR Sodimm
memory for $15.80 (256 mb) to $25.00 (512 mb) so for $50 you could have one GB, assuming your Inspiron 1100 is working properly.
But we are now seeing so many failed 1100 motherboards for unknown causes, that it might not be worth attempting the changes.
 

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I am trying to buy some RAM for a Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop. On the crucial website it says that each slot shouldn't exceed 512 MB of RAM. It says there is only a maximum of 1 GB of RAM for this system. I wanted to get 1 GB of Crucial RAM for $32. The only issue is that the RAM comes in a 1GB Module. If I was to buy two 512 MB Modules the price wold be around $15-20 more expensive. Does it really matter if I put in a larger RAM module than what Crucial says the system should use. Any Thoughts would be appreciated.
 

A:RAM Maximum per slot for a Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop.

If you bought that 1gb stick, your laptop would only recognize 512mb.
You'll have to do what crucial says.
 

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I have a dell inspiron 1100 that beeps at me continously on boot up. I presss F2 on my keyboard and
the system will go ahead an boot up. I think it might be a little slower that usual when I am in windows
XP but I am a little unsure of that fact.

Any suggestions to repair this problem. Does the computer need a new cmos battery? How do I
change that if needed. Does this computer take a regular desk top cmos battery?

Any suggestions.
Thank you,
 

A:Dell inspiron 1100 Continous beeps at me on start up.

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I need to connect the hard drive for the dell inspiron 1100, to a usb port in order to save somethings for my friend. I don't know what kind of an enclosure I need for it. I have a ide one, but it dowsn't work. Any suggestions would be helpful. I have tried connecting it to another monitor with no luck there either.
Thanks,
 

A:dell inspiron 1100 doesn't have a usable screen

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Something or another was wrong with my mom's old laptop and she decided to reinstall Windows to fix it. Now I don't know whats wrong, I don't know a ton about computers and neither does she really. Basically the resolution is stuck on 640x480 and the color 4bit. Its hard to do anything like that, it doesn't recognize the internet either if you plug it in or the video card or the sound card or anything much. I have no clue what to do at this point and we can't afford to get it repaired professionally. Is there anything I can do? Please help if you can, this is all the information I know but tell me if you need more. Thanks.

A:Reinstall WinXp SP3 on a Dell Inspiron 1100 - Now Nothing Really Works

After you reinstalled windows did you then use the "Drivers and Utilities" disks to reload all the hardware drivers?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 which, for the last 4 days, will not start using the power adapter. It will start and works fine with a charged battery. However, my battery is now out of charge.

If I take the battery out and try and start the machine, all three lights go on at the front, but then immediately everything goes off.

I think with machine switched off and power supply plugged in, it is charging the battery, but the ac power adapter makes a wierd clicking/ticking noise, so I'm not keen to leave it on/charging too long.

My Dell Inspiron 1100's warranty ran out in 2004... Dell were very pleased to tell me this and tried to sell me an adapter for £85.00. However, I'm not sure that replacing the adapter will fix it. The green led is on and, as above, it appears to be charging the battery AND all lights light up for a split second at least, so some power is getting through.

I have read other posts with similar issues, but can't find exactly the same issue. Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 starts with battery, but not with adapter

It is possible that the motherboard has developed problems, but you must try another AC adapter first. An AC Adapter is much cheaper than a motherboard
 

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Let me start out by saying I am no way computer savvy!
I've read that Inspirons are notorious for having overheating issues. Mine is no acception. It normally would overheat and shut down on me. After cooling off it would boot back up when I turned it on.
Well, yesterday it booted up without any display. The screen was black. I turned it off and tried again. Same thing. I connected an external monitor. No change. I took out the fan and heat sink (read up on how to do that). Blew out 2 massive dust bunnies (should have done that months ago). Turned it on...no change on internal or external monitors. I did hit F8 when I connected the external.
Does anyone have a suggestion as to what my next step should be?
I re-posted my issue in this forum. I posted it earlier under the wrong forum. I hope this is the right one.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 No display - overheating issues

The motherboard is probably fried and will have to be replaced
 

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I have to date had no problems with this laptop but this problem is trying my patience! I normally have the laptop plugged into full power via socket so its rare I use it by battery alone. However last week battery did run out and i recharged it and it has been operating absolutley fine. However the battery light will not stop flashing amber 4 times then a green flash which holds for a couple seconds. It will continue flashing like this all the time I have it on and plugged into the mains or whether I use it via battery power only. It will still be flashing for a few minutes once I have shut the laptop down completely also. I can not find anything helpful on the web so I really really need your help before I end up throwing it out a window!

Software and security is all up-to-date, and there are no other issues with it - please help!!!

Thank you!
SG
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 Battery light problems

The light should stay solid green until the battery starts to run out then it flashes amber, from what you say it sounds as though one of the cells is faulty and as such isnt charging fully.

Regards
 

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My copy of Windows became corrupt(due in part with my fiddling within the registry and duplicate files - I know!!!). Everything was backed up, so I reinstalled Windows, and started reinstalling device drivers.

I no longer have the original Drivers Disc so have downloaded the needed drivers. The recommended driver from Dell (and other locations online) for my chipset does not install the USB Controller required for my system. The Device Manager claims - "The drivers for this device are not installed".

I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 with an Intel I845GL chipset.

This problem has occurred previously and I found a different driver which solved the problem but I did not save it to the replacement Driver disc I created.

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Dell website - only available download for my model

Intel Mobile Chipset

Release Date: 27/02/2003
Version: 4.20.1006, A02

Link to driver: http://ftp.us.dell.com/chipset/R50830.EXE

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It installs without issue but the USB controller is not installed.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Tech Support Guy has been fantastic for me in the past.

Steve
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 1100 has no Driver for USB Controller

Please, anybody?

Very few problems stump the Tech Support Guy Community!
 

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I have Dell 1100 laptop that is running Windows Xp Home.

I use a D-Link G650 card to connect to the Internet. Everything was fine until yesterday.

It appears that my card is not responding--the lights on it don't come on when the PC boots up and even when the boot process is done.

My system tray shows the remark "D-link card not found" and I have no connectivity. I rebotted the machine with the same problem. I haven't reset the D-Link 624 router that I use to connect.

I tried another card in the laptop and I got the same results--no lights on the PC card and no connectivity.

Please advise. I hope it's not the actual PC slot on the laptop sice I don't have a clue about how to repair/replace it??? Is it part of the mobo on the Dell 1100??

Anybody have an idea or clue..
Please advise.
Thanks. Tony
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop and PC Card Slot Problem?

d-link isn't exactly bad, but thier products aren;t that good either. my first suspect would be the card itself. can you swap it with a known good model or return it?
 

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OK guys, put on your thinking cap. I have a customers Dell Inspiron 1100 notebook that had a hard drive failure. After replacing with a new hard drive and then installing Win XP Home SP1, the machine powers itself off with about 5 minutes remaining in the Finalizing process. It will do this consistently as I have been through the process about 6 or 7 times now. As a test, I wanted to see if the same thing would happen with a different OS so I installed W2K Pro and that installation completed perfectly. I then started thinking of what the finalizing process is actually doing and thought that it must be a driver causing the problem but why a power down instead of a reboot? My next steps are 1) using the customers original re-install CD provided by Dell and if that doesn't work then using a CD that includes SP2. If neither work then I am at a loss. I have seen this very thing happen before on a Dell Lattitude C600 when installing XP Pro but can't for the life of me remember the actual fix. Any thoughts or ideas will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Are you sure you did it correctly? This fix has been reported on almost every site I've come by:

[Fix] Windows 7 Boot Screen Changed to Vista Style - Tweaking with Vishal

- Fred

A:7 boot animation reverts to Vista on Dell Inspiron 1100

Yeah I've tried both commands given but will try, try again.

Notice the comments from those who couldn't get fixes to work.

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I have a couple of questions about adding memory to my Dell laptop. Will a standard
"256 MB DDR SDRAM, PC2100 / 266 MHz" card work (bought locally at Walmart or RadioShack) along with the factory installed 256MB?

Secondly, where can I get step by step instructions (with pictures) on how to add the memory?

And where can I get a teeny-tiny phillips screwdriver to open the memory compartment?
 

A:Dell's Inspiron 1100 - Adding 256MB memory card

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As the title questions, will a GeForce FX 5600 fit inside my Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop?
 

A:Will a GeForce FX 5600 fit inside my Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 that I traded for today. I washed the keyboard clean of all the dried, gummy CocaCola that was in it and it works fine now. It has a 2.0-GHz Celeron processor. I don't think much of Celerons and I have an unused 3.0-GHz Pentium 4, socket 478 gathering dust here.

I haven't found anything at Dell's site or in a Google search that tells me for absolutely certain whether this is a socket-478 system and whether it is replacable. So far, it seems replacable; but, I need to know the socket type. I don't want to disassemble this thing just to find out the processor I have will not fit.

TIA for any help.
 

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Laptop model number : Dell inspiron 1525

OS : Windows XP media center

Problem : When i open this laptop it always open in dell media direct. i tried to exit it from there it just shut down my computer after exiting.

I tried it on internet, i tried both buttons on panel. one is for media direct and other one for regular starting up.

i have tried reseating the cmos battery but did't help.

PLease help what else i can try ..

A:dell inspiron booting in dell media direct, cant go to windows .. please help ??

Take a look at the threads below.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f108...ey-468421.html

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...ct-276783.html

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Can someone help me. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525. About 2 years old. I use it just for basic stuff. My battery does not work and I am in the process of ordering a new one. So for now, I use it plugged in. It has been working fine until 3 days ago when it said something about a corrupted file on the C drive ( I think). I tried a system restore but it wouldn't do it until it did a chcksc. I did that and then the system restore and it was fine. Everything was fine. I tured it off regularly last night and when I turned it on today it will not boot up to windows. I turn it on, it goes to a black screen (which it often does telling me to press F1 to continue, which i press and it normally works). Today, I went to do that, and it starts loading up but only gets to the black screen where it says "windows corporation" and stays on that. Now, when I turn it on...

The black screen (that occurs when I turn it on) says: The Ac power adapter wattage and type cannot be derermined. The battery my not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available. Please connect a dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance. To resolve this issue, try to reseat the power adapter. WARNING: the battery cannont be identified, this system will be unable to charge this battery. Strike the F3 key if you dont want the power warning messages again. Strike the F1 key to continue. F2 to run setup utility and F5 to run onboard diagnostics.

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A:Dell Inspiron Booting Help

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My dell inspiron 530 keeps freezing up when I turn it on, and it won't go anywhere past the screen that reads Dell in blue, says www.dell.com underneath that, says Vista in the bottom right, and says F2= Setup and F12= Boot Menu. It won't respond to any keyboard commands such as F12, F8, or F2. I've tried messing around with the drives and such, but still no luck, I'm sure my video is connected correctly, but still it freeze's at that same mene every time, and that menu loads instantly, usually it takes a few seconds to load. If anyone could help me, that would be great, I would like to have my computer working again soon please. Thanks.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 530 not booting

Hi JAXZ,

Welcome to the community.

The system freezing at startup could be due to software or hardware malfunction. To rule out any hardware failure, please run the diagnostics on the system. To run the diagnostics, please perform the following steps:

1. Restart the system and start tapping F12 at Dell logo. (Please do not hold it down, tap it multiple times when Dell logo is still up on the screen)
2. Once in the Advanced Boot Options Menu, please select the option that says Diagnostics.
3. Let the diagnostics complete and note down any errors that you receive.

In case any hardware component is failing, the tests will indicate the same. If the hardware passes, then we can work on the software part.

Kindly revert with the findings. Glad to help.

Thanks & Regards

Dell_Gaurav_S
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http://en.community.dell.com
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https://twitter.com/DellCares
 

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About a year ago, my motherboard fried, and I just recently replaced it with a new one.
Since my brother has the same laptop as I do, we have at least 3 power cords.
I thought my power cord was the problem, so I switched to using his.
It would power my laptop, and charge my battery, but the computer will not turn on.
When I press the power button, the LED lights will turn on for about 3 seconds, then turn off.
I'm not sure what's happening. D: Help?!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 Booting.

try contacting Dell http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/chat/hardware_chat?c=us&l=en&s=gen
 

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I am not very familiar with computers so bear with me.

I bought a used Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop that is not supposed to be working. The person I bought it from stated that it's supposed to have Windows 98, a 6.4 GB hard drive, and 192 MB of memory, and the description was that when turned on, the screen shows the Windows 98 startup logo, then does not go any further from there.

Upon receiving the laptop, however, when I turn it on it only displays the Dell logo at first, then goes into this set up where it is a black screen with the following information:




PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
Copyright 1985-1998 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
All Rights Reserved

DELL Inspiron 7000 C400LT BIOS Rev A15 (040A)

CPU = Celeron 400 MHz
0640K System RAM Passed
0191M Extended RAM PAssed
0128K Cache RAM Passed
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
UMB upper limit segment address: EB90
Mouse initialized
Fixed Disk 0: FUJITSU MHH2064AT
DVD-ROM: TORiSAN DVD-ROM DRD-U424

Press <F2> to enter SETUP


*From here on it just stays on that screen. Nothing happens even if I press F2. What could be the problem and any ideas how to fix this?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 7000 not booting up

Here's an update.

I've been playing around on this laptop and when I ejected the DVD drive (I inserted a Dell Recovery CD for a Latitude CPi), it proceeded to add the following lines to the screen mentioned above:

Warning
0210: Stuck Key 23

Then it proceeded to display the Windows 98 logo (as described by the person I bought it from), accompanied by a fast, non-stop beeping sound. after about 5 minutes of this, it started displaying a black screen again with stuff that's too fast for me to read, then it's asking for me to select an option as to what mode I want it to start on. "Safe mode" is highlighted but the keyboard does not seem to be responding, and I could not go any further. Any thoughts?
 

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Hey guys

First time poster here,but I have used this site many times to find solutions to problems I have.
Ok my Dell Inspiron 530 desktop refuses to boot for me. I switch it on and it does the usual beep once but my screen just remains black. I cant even get to the dell screen(post I think)

I tried taking out the ram and putting it back in as well as the hds. My g15 keyboard turns on as normal and when I try to hold f8 nothing happens.

Any solutions would be great

Thanks guys
 

A:Solved: Dell inspiron 530 not booting

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I have a dell inspiron that all of a sudden won't boot up.I had previously shut down in the normal way but now when I turn it on the fans start-stop-start-stop-start again and I can here one beep. After that -nothing.There is nothing on the monitor at all and no amount of pressing F12 etc helps. i have removed and re-inserted the memory modules and even tried another hard drive .
Any help greatly appreciated but I am guessing that maybe I have a motherboard problem.
thanks in advance
 

A:Problems with dell inspiron not booting

If it anything to do with the fans it's probably because they are clogged up with dust. I suggest you clean them out. I also suggest that you check all the cables are plugged in where they should be. Also check if the motherboard capacitors have bulged or are leaking.
 

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I have had this computer for almost 3 years now and have had no problems with the hardware before. I went to start my laptop earlier this week and it keeps loading without coming to my screen where I enter my password to go onto my desktop. It returns to an error message after trying to load with no success. The message says:

Windows failed to start.A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
Insert windows installation disk and restart.

Then it asks me to choose a mode: Safe mode, etc.

What's wrong with it and why am I getting this message?

Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop that won't boot. I get an amber light when i hit the power button and the fans run loudly, but no signal to the monitor and no beeps. I'm no expert with this but I'm not against popping the whole thing open and trying to fix it. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 530 loud fan, but not booting

jerseyduggan
I have a Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop that won't boot. I get an amber light when i hit the power button and the fans run loudly, but no signal to the monitor and no beeps. I'm no expert with this but I'm not against popping the whole thing open and trying to fix it. Thanks.
jerseyduggan
Assuming that you have the Inspiron 530 Mini Tower and not the 530s Slimline version.Is the power button LED, a Steady Amber, or a Blinking Amber?
Does the power supply fan run?Has any changes been made to the 530 recently? Is there a discrete graphics card installed, or are you using the integrated graphics?
The Inspiron 530 MT Troubleshooter and Diagnostic Codes are here:
http://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-530_owner%27s%20manual_en-us.pdf
If the power supply is working correctly, then having no 'Beep's could suggest a motherboard issue
Bev.

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hi!
i went into dell startup options [F12] and ran diags.
it thows up following error :
Error code :  2000-0145
Validation : 45371
Msg: Hard-drive 0 -S/N 5VEKQY27 ,self test did not complete.

[ In Bios HD is detected correctly].
What am i supposed to do now?

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Alright, I have to admit I have no idea about the hardware for computers but god I'm completely boggled. There have been threads about this issue I'm having before, but I've struggled to understand them and I'd like some simpler explanations, if at all possible.

I have a desktop that is a Dell Inspiron 530 from 2008. It runs Windows Vista. Tonight, I attempted to turn this thing on--I hadn't in about a week, although it was working perfectly the last time I used it, it failed to turn on.
The tower turned on, I heard the fans going, but then I got a beep code. Four short, consecutive beeps. Pause. Four short beeps. Pause. on and on and on! I looked up what it meant and it said a cache error, but I honestly don't know what this means or how to go about fixing it.

In addition to the beep code, the monitor stayed blank. No lights, splash screen, dell or microsoft logo. it stayed on standby, its light stayed yellow and not green like it normally is when the computer goes on, and it stayed completely black. I'm boggled. Help?

(I've tried running diagnostics but I have no idea how to, since the screen won't show up. No amount of hitting F12 or F8 will work.)
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 530 not booting up

Check all your connections. Remove and replace the RAM sticks to be sure they are well-seated. Make sure all cards are firmly in their slots.
 

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I have  Dell Inspiron 3647, last night after a power cut my PC is not booting up anymore. It shows a blue screen and shut downs. I'm using windows 8.
Thanks!

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Hi everyone.
While I would very much like to emulate the incredible first post of acrobat, I'm afraid I'm starting from a much more limited knowledge base.
Hopefully I'll be able to flesh out the details further down the line.
The problem.
I've been given from a friend a Dell inspiron 2500. It's about 6/7 years old, and has been used without any great demands over that time with few if any problems.
She was in the middle of answering emails when the screen froze completely. Eventually giving up any possibility of regaining control, she turned off at the mains( always run on a mains adaptor). Turning back on, there was no response - no start up screen, completely dead.
Since then it has remained untouched, till she passed it over to me.
When I turned it on, the power and battery leds lit, the latter indicating that the battery was charging, which subsequently did charge up ok.
The fans start, run for a few seconds then stop.
I think I can hear the hdd start briefly, but no hdd (?)led comes on.
If there is a cd in the player, it will run.
I've taken the hdd out and checked it in another machine, and it's ok.
I've taken the ram out and checked that ditto, ok, then reseated it - no change.

I stripped the m/c, and checked the voltage of the cmos battery in situ with a dvm, and that reads 3.3volts.

I have now acquired her Dell disks, only CDS, and one is labelled Operating System Reinstallation cd, but may or may not be a &... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 2500 not booting up

computers that old can have all kinds of issues.

1. check the main battery and test the powerpack with a known good one. (not the one you are using)
2. check your ram with memtest 86+ for at least 7 passes

if it is still flakey, you may have capacitors that have gone bad on the mainboard if you do not have issues with the above. It may not be worth spending $ on such an old computer.
 

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Hi all, hope someone out there can help me with this problem.

Last year my girlfriend gave me her old Dell inspiron e1505 laptop to fix. I had my buddy test it and we figured the motherboard was the problem. After a few months (and motherboards....eg: wrong one, sent back original for repair....) I got the correct motherboard from eBay...refurbished from Dell, put it together and it's still not firing up. I get the battery light on and when I hit the power button the other three lights light for a second and then they go out and nothing happens. I don't hear any signs of life either.

Of course, needless to say I could buy another laptop but thats not the point. I need to figure out what's wrong with this one.....its about not letting it win.

Oh, and also my girlfriend came up behind me to console me (an attempt to keep me from crying) and I shot a static arc from somewhere on the computer (after it already wasn't booting up)....doesn't look like there was any damage and it's still behaving the same way with the three lights. I don't think this caused any damage.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks....

Jon
 

A:Dell Inspiron e1505 not booting up

I also have a E1505 and I always get a blinking dot for about 2 minutes before windows loads. any suggestions?
 

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I am new and this is my first post.

My neice's Dell Inspiron 1505 does not boot up.

I remember it happened before and we hit a certain key a bunch of times after starting it fixed problem although we lost all data.

We are looking to do this again but forget which key worked.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1505 not booting up

Not sure could be F8 you're talking about for Safe Mode
Or F2 or DEL or even F6 Basically too many options, depending upon the specific issue

There's lots of info here, you can even download your free manual: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100658.html
 

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Person brought this laptop to me saying his cousin had wiped the HDD clean and it needs an OS so I reinstalled installed win7 and all works fine in windows but whenever I power on the unit, I am getting
 
"No bootable devices--Strike F1 to retry reboot, F2 for setup utility
Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics
 
The boot menu is set to Internal HDD first. In the Bios Boot Sequence, something looks weird, if you can look at the first image, you will notice that the Diskette drive is selected as 1 as the top most entry:
 
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr298/mikehende/20141204_124838_zps5ebc26ad.jpg
 
but as shown in the 2nd image when I move the Internal HDD to the top it is showing above the diskette drive?
 
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr298/mikehende/20141204_124927_zpsd156893e.jpg
 
I don't know if the above is normal or has anything to do with this problem but only way to get the system to boot to windows involves powering on and pressing F12 to go to the Boot Menu screen, press Enter then it boots to windows, help?
Person brought this laptop to me saying his cousin had wiped the HDD clean and it needs an OS so I reinstalled installed win7 and all works fine in windows but whenever I power on the unit, I am getting
"No bootable devices--Strike F1 to retry reboot, F2 for setup utility
Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics
The boot menu is set to Internal HDD first. In the Bios Boot Sequence, something looks weird, if you can look ... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1318 booting problem

It's ok guys, I got it solved by using the spacebar to set the HDD as the no.1 boot device in the bios.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed. Now after a windows update, whenever I try to boot, it goes through the Dell logo then I get a black screen with this in the top left corner "Error!_" I tried to see if it was the harddrive by using F12 to boot linux from a flash drive, but I get the exact same screen. I feel like the problem may be with the pre-boot environment but I am not sure and don't know how to fix it. Also, I have run a test through the BIOS and came up with no errors. Any help is appreciated .

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 not booting any drives.

Can you (try) boot from some bootable DVD? Same error immediately?

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Dear Sir / Madam,
When I power on Dell Inspiron 14R N4010, Dell Inspiron logo appears, progress bar stops in the 75% and long beep sound is coming.
I tried pressing F8 accurately several times, when the computer loads, but it is not working.
Even the boot option is given as F12, but pressing F12 not working.
I also tried pressing F8 separately and along with Function key. Similarly for F12.
Nothing works out.
When I tried pressing Esc key, the BIOS information appears. F2 for Setup appears. Pressing F2, just hangs by displaying "Entering Setup...."
Please kindly suggest what can I do? Looks like some malicious software cleaned up the whole system.
I also tried putting Windows 7 repair disk (generated from another system) into the drive, but not working. I think only after changing the boot option only it works.
Expecting your kind help in this regard.
Thanks,
Bala.

A:Dell Inspiron 14R N4010 not booting up F12 and F8 not working

Hi Bala,
Do you get any error message on screen?
Could you please let me know the series of beep code that you hear when you power on the computer.
You can drain out the residual power of computer and then try using the computer:

Power off your computer. 
Remove all the external peripherals connected to your computer.
Please remove the AC adaptor and battery of your computer. 
Press and hold the power button of your computer for 10-15 seconds to drain out the residual power.
Release the power button. 
Insert the battery in and connect the AC adaptor.
Then try powering on the computer.   


I have added you as a friend. Please accept my friend request by clicking on my name highlighted in blue and then click on “Friends” tab at the top and then click on “Request to Review” and finally click on “Accept” button.
I am sending you a private message as well. Click on “Inbox” to respond to the message and provide system’s Service Tag and contact details so I may access your system records and check for further course of action. You could also click on Start Conversation to send a private message. 
Please reply with information. 

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Im am hoping someone can help me. My daughter has a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop and for some unknown reason, it will not load windows. She is using windows7 and was given no installation disc whan she bought it.
When switched on, the laptop goes to boot up as normal and says "starting windows" then it goes to a screen which says the following
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

If windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Startup repair can help diganose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose start windows normally.
(Use the arrow keys to highlight your choice).

Launch startup repair (recommended)
Start windows normally

I have tried both options and it continually loops back to this page.

I have also tried using the F12 and tried installing using all of the available options.
The only way i can get it to load is to hit F12 key, then select "onboard NIC" then press F8 and get the advanced boot options.

I have tried selecting all three safe mode options but it goes back to the loading windows loop. I select "disable driver signature enforcement" and it loads.
It says "starting windows" and goes through the normal boot up procedure.
When selecting the user names etc, the desktop will sometimes load but then the laptop crashes.
A blue screen appears and says

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A:Dell Inspiron 1545 booting up problems

Hi Andymac7. Welcome to TSF!

Do you perhaps have a small, tactical nuclear device you could attach to the computer? Just kidding.

In all seriousness, is there anything you did JUST BEFORE this started happening? Did you make any hardware or software changes to her system?

I would recommend running the Driver Verifier if you can get the system to boot up again. It sounds like you're able to but you have to jump through some hoops to do so. Read THIS POST and see if you can make it happen. Let me know how you fare.

Good day!

Mike

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One of my friends' laptop is being a bit temperamental. It's a relatively new Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista Home Premium (32bit) SP1 installed. Anyways, the computer turns on normally but when the OS goes to load it gets stuck at a black screen with just the mouse cursor moving around. Safe Mode doesn't work and the same thing happens if I select "Last Good Config that Worked." I've seen this problem before with updates, but my friend said it was working fine and he didn't install anything.

I popped in the Dell OS disk so I could try a repair/recovery but that was unsuccessful as well. The setup program didn't detect any problems with the OS and there were no restore points to revert back to. I have no idea what the computer is doing when it sits on the black screen. There is a little bit of HDD activity here and there but I think that's the normal behavior. Any ideas? I'm sort of at a loss here...

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 not booting (Vista)

If I get a Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 OEM disk can I perform a repair install without being able to boot the OS normally? I can't do anything with this computer at the moment--it just sits and does nothing. I slaved the HDD to another system and was able to read and write normally, so it's definitely a problem with Vista. Problem is I have no idea what is causing the computer to hang so I can't pull any errors and startup repair says there's no problems.
 

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Hopefully someone can point me toward a solution (and not reformatting the HD unless absolutely necessary) that I am having with my Dell Inspiron Laptop. When I power up the laptop, after it being turned off for an extended period of time (i.e. overnight), it will begin the boot process. I get the Windows XP Pro splash screen and then the screen goes black for about 30 seconds or so. If I then see a cursor (arrow) on the black screen I know that the laptop will finish the boot correctly. If no cursor appears after 30 seconds I know it has locked up. If it locks up, I hit the power button to restart the laptop. It will then come up with the "You did not shut down correctly" message and it lets me choose to boot in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, or Normally. If I select standard Safe Mode (the first choice), the laptop boots up into Safe Mode. I then immediately tell it to Restart and the system shuts down and then boots normally. Once the system is up correctly I can shut it down and reboot without problems (90% of the time) so long as I reboot it immediately after doing the shutdown.

This boot problem happens 8 out of 10 times I try to start up the laptop the first time. I have contacted Dell and they were about as helpful as a sharp stick in the eye (it may have been a language barrier).

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A:Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop Not Booting

Since this is a Windows XP machine.

How long ago do this problem start? If you think it's software related, you might want to try and reboot into safe mode.

Press the F8 key when the PC is booting up. This will get you into the Windows XP startup menu. Boot into safe mode, and start the System Restore program. Restore your OS to an earlier date. Keep restoring to earlier date past the time you last remember having any problems with the system. If the problem is indeed software related, Windows XP System Restore should take care of the problem.
 

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Hi
My dell e1505 laptop, which I've had for a little over 2.5 years, won't start up. I turn it on, and it loads past the screen that says "PBR 2... Done" and then the screen with a gray loading bar at the bottom appears. The bar fills up about 1/4 of the way, then the laptop freezes.
It doesn't budge after that until I turn it off, and when I turn it back on, it does the same thing. I don't want to have to reformat, I don't even know if reformatting would help, but I'm lost at this point.
Any help would be nice. Thanks.
Nick.
 

A:Dell Inspiron e1505 won't finish booting up

Pull the hard drive out and see if the laptop boots up any further. If so, the hard drive is probably bad
 

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Hi!
I've a DELL INSPIRON ONE 2020 All-In-One PC (purchased on 15th April, 2013). I installed the Insider's Build of Windows 10 x64 about 2 months ago. I wasn't satisfied with it's performance, so I decided to reinstall Windows 8 in it (which came preinstalled as OEM when I purchased the PC). But unfortunately (for me), the DELL BACKUP AND RECOVERY software which I discretely installed in it failed to apply the factory image with error somewhat stating, "DBAR failed to apply the image". Also, the Dell Backup and Recovery is not even available in the Bootup Recovery mode and not even if I press F8 or other function keys. I googled and found methods to apply the image using ImageX tool in boot mode. I put the hotfix KB2525084 (actually the ImageX tool) in my Pendrive and in the recovery mode, I used Command Prompt and typed the follwing command:
j:\imagex /apply f:\DELL\Image\PART0001\EFI.wim 1 c:\
where j:\ is my pendrive ; f:\ was the partition with .wim image in it ; c:\ was the OS path to be recovered.
It completed in just 4 seconds! But other websites stated that it would take around 15-20 minutes to complete applying the image. I understood that something is fishy, and I was right! The PC didn't boot again. Also the apllied image showed just somewhat 250mb of data, but my hard disk (named PBR Image) was of around 9gb in size. The swm files in it (2 in nos.) were around 4gb each. I looked another forum and that stated to format the C:\ drive. I... Read more

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whenever I boot my laptop it shows that the function key F2 is on and the laptop straight way goes to Bios screen. After pressing the Esc key the bios screen goes, then the laptop boots to windows. I have formatted the c drive updated the drivers but the problem remained unsolved. I have taken out the battery and pressed the start switch for sometime to drain the static power but nothing happened. You are requested to help me out from this problem.

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I am facing a kind of unique problem with my Dell inspiron N5010 laptop. When ever I carry my laptop to some place lets say from home to college it stops booting, when I switch on my laptop it starts but after 10-15 seconds it shuts off, also when I try to keep the sysem in bios it again shuts off within 10-15 seconds.
Twist in the problem is that if I keep my laptop idle for 20-30 minutes it starts working fine (I never remove battery or ram just left my laptop idle)
another thing is i face ths problem wheonlyn laptop is carried by me in my back pack or u can say when laptop is subjected to movment.
I noticed this pattern seriously. For past 15 days I didn't displaced my laptop from my desk and it work like any normal laptop but today when I took it to my friends place and there when I tried to boot it it starts and shuts off within 15 seconds while booting so I did the same left it idle witouth even removing ram or battery or charger for 10 -15 minutes and then it starts working fine.
Why is this happening is there is a problem i hardware or just some loose connection.
 
 

A:Dell inspiron N5010 shuts off while booting in 10-15 seconds

Hi,
I have the same dell inspiron n5010 which shuts down immeaditely when powered. doesn't even go past the DELL welcoming screen! All my attempts to clean up the vents/fan and reapplying the thermal paste both on cpu/gpu dint solve the problem neither did resitting the cpu/rams/hdd. Also disconnecting all the mainboard add-ons like hdd, dvd, wifi/Ethernet, sd cards and leaving the mainboard naked dint solve the problem. Conclusion; MOTHERBOARD IS DEAD !! RIP
Technicians will eat your money and some even miraculously make it work but the problem is still there and sure as night will come back! REPLACE THE *** BOARD OR GET NEW!!!
#NOTBUYINGDELLEVERAGAIN

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whenever I boot my laptop it shows that the function key F2 is on and the laptop straight way goes to Bios screen. After pressing the Esc key the bios screen goes, then the laptop boots to windows. I have formatted the c drive updated the drivers but the problem remained unsolved. I have taken out the battery and pressed the start switch for sometime to drain the static power but nothing happened. You are requested to help me out from this problem.

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Hi ,
  I have updated my laptop to (inspiron 14Z 5423) to windows 10 on july 29 . After upgrading , wifi options and wifi settings didn't show up in the settings menu. I tried to run dell diagnostic tools but  all the results are shown as  "passed" (how could it happen??..) and i thought it might be due to driver issues and tried to re-install the wifi drivers . to my surprise , i couldn't  find any drivers in the dell site and  after performing "detect service tag for driver update."..it says drivers are upto date.
  So .. after complete disappointment .. i rolled back my OS to windows 8.1 and everything worked fine . Again on august 1st...a menu popped  up on my laptop saying ...your laptop  is good to upgrade as  DELL team tested and no sign of any issues..bla bla. I thought may be this time the upgrade may work and updated my OS..and again disappointed to notice that wifi failed to detect in windows 10.So .left  with no option..i tried  "Reset" option in windows 10 for clean install .

  This time wifi worked and i am happy and  "sound" failed to detect. Again ran all those dell diagnostics...all the results show "passed" . Tried to download dell sound drivers.. from dell site but i could not see anything in the site
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A:Dell Inspiron 14Z 5423 windows 10 booting issues ??

Hi douglas, 
      Does  your laptop have warranty?. if so you can call dell support to fix the laptop
sgasrock
I think i have a possible solution by replacing cmos battery. since i don't have warranty and majority of the tech people  bluntly say it is motherboard or chipset failure. please open the youtube link and find a "James C" comment which says he fixed the 3 beeps  by changing a cmos battery
www.youtube.com/watch
I suggest this solution ..only if you dont have warranty and moreover i was thinking to change cmos battery after purchasing it

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Hi, guys. Last Christmas, I bought each of my twin sons a Dell Inspiron 15R. As teenage boys do, they really mucked them up with every kind of virus and x-ware out there. After not being completely successful cleaning them up with various anti-what-ever programs, I decided to reformat and do a clean install. Problem is, Dell no longer furnishes a hard copy of the OS that was installed at factory. Apparently, they have partitioned the hard drive and installed all original software in that partition, and provided a PC Restore program that will access all software and re-set-up the computer to the state is was when purchased. After doing this, everything worked fine as it claimed it would. Personally, I find it to be the best thing that Dell has done with MS in years.

My question is this...Can I dual boot this set-up with Linux (which I use exclusively, and my son wants to learn), or will this partition that Dell is now using cause me real problems in the case that I may need to perform a future PC Restore? Thanks.

A:Dual booting Windows 7/Linux on a Dell Inspiron 15R

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support


The best two ways of running Linux with Wondows on one Hd drive.
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

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I have an Inspiron M5040 running Windows 7 Home Premium and the system will not fully boot. The machine seems to boot fine until the Logon page at which point a dialog is thrown up titled "LogonUI.exe - Bad Image" with the following text;

C:\windows\system32\RpcRtRemote.dll is either not designed to run on this Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.

Clicking OK will usually bring up the Logon screen with account name showing and when I click on it, another dialog is thrown up with the following info;

"userinit.exe - Bad Image"

C:\Windows\system32\USERENV.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.

After clicking on OK I am left with a black screen and the desktop never shows up and there is no way to reboot or shutdown except holding the power button until the laptop shuts off.

Booting in Safe Mode produces the same results.

I have also tried booting and hitting F12 and selecting diagnostics and the machine passes all tests.

My question is, since I don't have any OS Recovery media for the laptop and cant boot up to create any from the restore partition, can I use a generic Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit DVD to boot and try and do... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron M5040 posts LogonUI.exe - Bad Image during booting

My understanding is that you can use any Win7 DVD to do startup repair -- but Dell has been know to do strange things with their PCs. So, I can't guarantee that this will work with a Dell.

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Yesterday when i turned on my laptop, i faced the error named 0xc000014c, it says to boot and repair windows with external USB/DVD, i tried doing it with a DVD. But the setup is unable to complete the booting process, its not even showing the dvdv booting option. 

Please Help me regarding my case.
Thank You

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My PC gives a very long beep when it starts up. But it does start up. More over, it automaticall types the / character in the password field sometimes.
sometimes behaves upnormally by not letting to type any character....
Y is it so?

A:Beep Sound while Booting Dell Inspiron 1525 windows vista home basic

Try running the Dell Diagnostics Test (the full version) to see if it detects any problems. Here's how: How to Run the Dell. If it does, contact Dell Support for assistance (there's a link near the bottom of the above article).

I hope this helps. If the test comes back completely clean, then post back and we'll try something else (or if your computer is still under warranty, contact Dell Support anyway as they should be happy to assist you and know more about your computer than we do).

Good luck!

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