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Trouble installing XP on Dell Latitude CPxJ

Q: Trouble installing XP on Dell Latitude CPxJ

I've been all over the dell site, all over google, and I can't find a problem similar to mine! I recently procured a dell latitude cpx j w/ a PIII 650 and win98 installed. The HDD was bad, and I ended up replacing it and the HDD caddy. The whole reason this came up was I was trying to upgrade to XP. I have tried to install XP about 6 times on the new HDD, all to no avail. I see CPx j's w/ XP for sale, so I know it's possible. Here's the actual problem. while installing XP from CD, it consistantly freezes while "installing devices" with about 35-37 minutes left to complete the install. All Dell Diagnostics have been run, with only a PCMCIA error. There is no PCMCIA card installed, so I don't believe this is the problem. I am running Dell BIOS v. A16. The new HDD is 40G, and I have tried upgrading to XP from a fresh Win 98SE install, all with the same result: 36 minutes left on the install and it freezes. I really don't feel like paying hundreds of dollars for a punching bag!!! Please help, anyone!!!

A: Trouble installing XP on Dell Latitude CPxJ

I have the same model laptop and have installed XP (originally Windows 2000 Pro). I would have to guess that it's either the PCMCIA error or the upgrade. Try disabling the PCMCIA in BIOS and then doing the upgrade -- although you're probably better off doing a full XP install rather than up upgrade.

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Hello
I have just put a new Hard drive in my old laptop and am trying to load the Windows XP disk. The error message I receive in Dos is no valid CD ROM drivers found.
I am using a Latitude CD ROM but do not know how to get the driver on the HD. Any help?

I do have a floppy drive but no floppies for booting.

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Has anyone else been getting this stupid no error message when trying to install WiDi on a recent laptop?
The laptop does originally come with WiDi working perfectly but as I am in the school department we are running a custom windows 7 32x Pro OS.
The specs are:
i5-3320m CPU (HD4000)
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN Wireless apapter


 

A:Issues installing WiDi on Dell Latitude E6230

You have to make sure that the WiDi driver is compatible with this laptops hardware. If it is, the internal WiDi adapter may be bad
 

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I have been trying to install the wireless printer drivers for my HP PhotoSmart C410a printer to my new Dell Latitude E5570 for the last 4 days.  After the drivers download, the installation is stopped with the following message from HP: "This computer does not have the necessary USB software/hardware support to allow completion of a USB installation. The installation cannot continue until this is resolved. Required Action: In order to install this device as a USB device, please refer to your computer documentation or USB add-in card documentation." Note when I plug in the printer to my Latitude's USB port, the correct USB software installed and I am able to print okay, but when unplugged, not the case.  I have tried the HP Print and Scan doctor, it recognizes that the wireless printer drivers are not installed, but I get the same message above when trying to install.  I also tried disabling my Windows firewall to install the printer drivers, but received the same message.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Hi there,

Need urgent help!

I've a Dell Latitude 5420 - but don't have Wifi drivers installed on it. So tried downloading the drivers using my service tag (JYSC8R1) ... Intel(R) WiFi Link 6200 v15.6.1 (A04) April 11, 2013 but this fails. Following is the log.

Can someone help me interpret it?

਍਍[06/04/13 06:34:11] Update Package Execution Started
[06/04/13 06:34:11] Original command line: "C:\Users\amit.kapur\Downloads\Network_Driver_4RH68_WN_15.6.1_A04.EXE"
[06/04/13 06:34:11] DUP Framework EXE Version: 3.0.93.1
[06/04/13 06:34:11] DUP Release: 4RH68X00-00
[06/04/13 06:34:11] Intializing framework...
[06/04/13 06:34:14] logo.png
[06/04/13 06:34:25] User Command: attended
[06/04/13 06:34:25] DUP Capabilities Value: 6291455 (0x5FFFFF)
[06/04/13 06:34:25] DUP Vendor Software Version: 15.6.1
[06/04/13 06:34:25] Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes
[06/04/13 06:34:25] Local System OS Version: 6.1.1.0
[06/04/13 06:34:25] OS Compatible with this Package? Yes
[06/04/13 06:34:25] Local System OS Language: EN
[06/04/13 06:34:25] Language Compatible with this Package? Unknown
[06/04/13 06:35:27] Identified Behavior : attended
[06/04/13 06:35:27] Temporary payload log file name: C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Network_Driver_4RH68_WN_15.6.1_A04\DUPEA7D.tmp
[06/04/13 06:35:27] Translated Command Line : mup.exe /v"/c mup" /l:"C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Network_Driver_4RH68_WN_15.6.1_A04\DUPEA7D.tmp&quo... Read more

A:Installing Wifi Drivers for Dell Latitude 5420

try running the drivers install as Admininistrator. Acording to dell this is a fairly new PC. Why do you need to install the drivers? Did you have to reinstall Windows? If so What version is on there now?
 

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hello i have both these laptops well i have bought a e6420 for my girlfriend as the other one she has is crap.well i have read that these e6420 get warm and well i found out they come with one pipe heatsink well i heard u can upgrade the heatsink to a 2 pipe one.(DUAL HEATPIPE heatsink DELL P/N - TYP01) i was wondering what else do i need to do this as when i get this laptop its second hand i7 pro in it 2.8ghz im going to clean it out and put new paste on it put i hear people are on about this copper shim to put on it.can this be done and well can i upgrade my dell latitude e6430 i5 pro 2.6ghz heatsink with the double heatsink as i know that one only comes with one pipe.love you guys info if you guys can help me would be class thanks

i got this info here GPU Temperature 103C on Latitude E6420 - General Hardware - Laptop - Dell Community

A:Dell latitude e6430 and dell latitude e6420

Joseph mate best leave as is after all it was made to function as it came. Now for the compound and copper shim personally I would not bother with the copper shim I can see no good reason for it the dual pipe again if it was made to work with one pipe then leave alone.

It is better if you renew the compound using a decent cleaner and compound and I can recommend these for that job

Arctic Silver Incorporated - ArctiClean for thorough cleaning and preparation and Arctic Silver Incorporated - Arctic Silver 5 for the compound.

Now it depends on who you listen to but I always use these products and after the old compound is thoroughly cleaned off and the surfaces prepped I spread the compound very thinly and across the both entire surface of the CPU and the heatsink with my finger inside a vinyl or latex glove and then place a rice grain sized piece of compound on the CPU and replace the heatsink. If you touch the surfaces after clean and prep then redo it.

While you are in there do make sure the fan and the radiator are really spotless and I sometimes relube the fan bearings to make sure the fan is running at full tilt when needed.

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I am trying to install XP Pro 64-bit on my desktop and running into some problems. I currently have Pro 32-bit, if it matters. During my first attempt, I inserted the CD boot up the the computer and it goes into Windows installation, loading drivers, etc. and then I got a blue screen when the installation started. I read around and learned that I need to load the SATA drivers first by hitting F6 at the beginning of the the install. So I went to the Dell website and downloaded everything they had for SATA drivers for the XPS410, uncompressed them, and copied them on to the floppy drive. I rebooted, pressed F6 and then came to the screen showing the different controller drivers to install. I selected the first one and got an error for iaStor.sys saying that device is not compatible with the x64-based version of Windows. Okay, so it must be the next one right? Nope, I went down the entire list and all of them gave me the same error. So I am at a loss. I'm not sure what drivers I need and where I can get them. Hoping somebody could point me in the right direction.

As I mentioned, it's a Dell XPS 410
SATA drive is Seagate ST3160812AS

Let me know if you need any other info. I'll try to find it.

THANKS!
Kevin
 

A:Trouble installing XP Pro 64-Bit on my Dell XPS 410

XP Pro 64bit has historical issues with drivers - I've been there. Unless you're a tweak nerd chief engineer Scotty type character who needs to squeeze every last drop out of available system resources, then don't bother with XP 64bit. But that is only my personal opinion.

You'll probably find more success in using Vista 64bit... but if intergalactic mega performance is what you need, why are you bothering with Windows at all?

But if you're up for a fight then XP 64bit will certainly give you that.
 

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I'm trying to install Windows 2000 over Windows XP on my Dell Latitude LS for performance reasons. The Win2K CD doesn't want to boot(I know how to set the CD as primary boot, I have set it, and it won't boot. There isn't a boot.ini file on the CD.), and if I use Windows 2000 boot disks, I need the CD to be on at the same time as the floppies, which I can't do. I also cannot get Windows XP to pretend to be compatible with Windows 2000.

Help? Please?
-Chiaro
 

A:Installing Windows 2000 over Windows XP on Dell Latitude LS

Can you boot off of the WIndows 2000 floppy disk and perform a format then install Windows 2000 on a clean hard drive?
 

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Hi all,

I recently got a larger monitor and decided to upgrade the graphics card from the integrated graphics that came with this machine.

I uninstalled the old driver and downloaded the new ones. When I installed the 6200, and connect the VGA cable to it, the monitor does not get a signal and goes to sleep. If I try to install the driver without the new card in, the program stops the install because there is no hardware detected.

This is an older machine. It is a Dell I got in Nov, '05...DIM3000 XP home SP3 pentium4 2.8GHz 2gb with an 80 gig hd.

If anyone can help I would be very grateful.

Thanks,

Steve
 

A:Solved: Trouble Installing GeForce 6200 in a Dell

Steve:

You need to install the video card and start the computer before you can install the driver for it.

You need to go into the BIOS setup and make sure the video adapter is set to match the video card connection type - PCI, AGP, PCI Express, etc.

You need to disable the integrated graphics device in the Device Manager.

Make sure you don't mistakenly connect the monitor to the integrated graphics port instead of the video card port.

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You didn't say what the power supply wattage is in that desktop, but I'll assume it's sufficient.

I recently installed a NVIDIA GeForce 6200 AGP 256 MB video card in an 8-year old desktop that has a 160 watt power supply.

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Hello,
Can someone please help me. I have a mini laptop a Dell Inspiron. These particular mini laptops did not come with internal cd rom drives. Unfortunately it crashed and i am trying to reload the operating system. Since, this is a mini laptop it didnt come with a cd rom drive, so i'd recently purchased a portable drive to reload with windows operating system. Now the problem i am having is this:

First it wouldnt boot from the hard drive so i had to configure it to boot from the external cd rom drive
Once i did this, it goes the the window set up screen and says that "setup is loading files......." etc...etc....
After it load the files..it takes me to the "Windows XP Welcome Screen"
Then it says "to set up Windows XP now, press ENTER
I press Enter then it takes me to the Licensing Agreement page to install Window XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
NOW HERE IS THE PROBLEM. It's aksing me to read the agreement carefully and press F8=I agree, ESC=I donot agree BUT it would let me press anything. I know the keys are working because i had to press keys on the previous screen. THIS IS FAR AS I AM GETTING. CAN ANYONE HELP?????

I am using the CD that came with the computer - by DELL. The CD that I am using says "OPERATING SYSTEM - Reinstallation CD a- Recovery Media for Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Product Service Pack 3.

It also says: "Only us this CD to reinstall the operating system on a Dell Computer".

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A:Trouble Installing Operating System On My Mini Dell Lap

Hi Bretta01

Why do you want to reinstall ?
what do you mean by crash ? what happen when you start from hard drive ?

if you can not install you may have a problem whith harddrive or memory !

please tell me what really happen to this computer .
 

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Please help, I have a dell mini 10 netbook and I am trying to install a New fresh copy of windows XP home and when it starts installing all the files, it gets to 57% and stops and says file rpcrt4.dll cannot be copied and when i hit enter to try it again, same thing. If I skip and move on, Its get to the main setup and blue screen comes up and says Unable to locate component,RPCRT4.dll. and that's as far as i can get.
 

A:Trouble Installing Windows XP Home Full on dell mini 10

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Upon removing the bottom panel on my Dell Studio 1747 notebook to install a second hard drive, I found there is no drive bay or connector present for the second hard drive. The hard drive came with nothing more than itself. What should I do?
 

A:Trouble installing second hard drive in Dell Studio 1747 notebook

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Hi,
Greetings!
I would like to ask for your assistance because I'm already out of ideas how to resolve this issue. Right after I powered up the laptop, it will get past the DELL logo screen, then it will be completely just black screen. I wouldn't even hear any activity from the CPU fan, HDD and pressing the Caps Lock doesn't lit up the LED. The LED indicators on the side are only displaying the power indicator, but none for HDD, Battery and Wireless.
Here are the steps that I have done so far:
1) Removed the HDD and Battery, then press & hold the power button for at least 45-60 seconds to disperse the internal voltage. Then attach the Battery, but not the HDD.
2) Press and hold Fn and then the Power button, hoping to boot me up to the ePSA Diagnostic Utility
3) Press F2 or F12 while booting up
4) Re-seat the memory and also clean with a dry tissue
These are the procedures that I have done but nothing has changed. It still displays blank screen right after the DELL logo.
I do hope that you could assist me on this. Thank you so much!

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Hey guys.
Pretty much what the title says - Dell's new, recently-released ControlVault driver (version A19) does not successfully install on a Dell Latitude E6330.  I followed the driver installation order from the "Dell Business Client Re-Image 'How-To' Guide" and installed the Dell ControlVault driver last.  It did not work.
Attached is a screenshot of what I got, and the Windows Installer log.

20160315_Security_Driver_WDRHG_WN64_3.3.14.68_A19.txt

A:Dell ControlVault A19 installation fails on Dell Latitude E6330 with a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Nothing?

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I installed Windows 7 64-bit on my Latitude E6400. I cannot seem to find any way to install Dell Control Point. I got the Driver Pack to install. I found one download of Security Manager that worked, but I would like the Power Manager one.

I've looked on this forum a few times and any links I click on just redirect me to the Drivers and Downloads page. I get errors saying that my service pack is not supported.....I'm on Windows 7 Service Pack 1. I also got some 32-bit errors, but that's my fault for downloading the 32-bit version.

Does anybody have a link to the full Dell Control Point package (Power Manager, Connection Manager, Security Manager) that will work on 64-bit Windows 7?

Thanks
-Ryan

A:(Dell Latitude E6400) Dell Control Point on Windows 7 64-bit

parrotrpg1
Here is a good article on reimaging the Latitude E6400
downloads.dell.com/.../Latitude%20E-Family%20%20Mobile%20Precision%20Re-Image%20How-To%20Guide%20-%20A03%20Rev%203%200.pdf
The Win 7  Control Point System Manager files are a bit tricky to find, but they can be downloaded from the following link.
www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats
This should help if you have installed the correct drivers in the correct order.
TB

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Hey all. 
I've got a Dell Latitude E6320 where the driver installer for the Dell Wireless 1530 wireless card fails.  I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, the computer boots in UEFI mode, and I've installed all of the drivers according to the Latitude E-Family Re-Image Guide.
I've got a log, as well, it says this:
[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Dell Update Package Execution Start[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Original command line: E6320-NIC_DRVR_WIN_A01_R294111.EXE  /s[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUPFramework version: 3.0.80.1[09/13/16 16:24:47]    User Command: unattended[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUP Capabilities Value: 6291455 (0x5FFFFF)[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUP Vendor Software Version: A01[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System OS Version: 6.1.1.0[09/13/16 16:24:47]    OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System OS Language: EN[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Language Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Identified Behavior : unattended[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Temporary payload log file name: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\dell\drivers\E6320-NIC_DRVR_WIN_A01_R294111\DUP9B64.tmp[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Translated Command Line : setup.exe /s /v" LOGFILE=&q... Read more

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for the basics and schoolwork
and which is newer 

A:which is better dell latitude e5440 or dell latiude e6430

The E6430 has a metal case and is more robust, but uses an older CPU and chipset.
The E5440 is a plainer chassis with a newer generation CPU and chipset.
The E6440 is the concurrent update to the E5440.
There are too many possible configurations to definitively say which is better -- it depends on the CPU, GPU, etc. in the specific model (or that you choose when you order one, but since the E6430 isn't a current model,  you may be looking at used systems).

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I own a Dell Latitude E6430.   I am looking for a Dell Companion 12000mAh or 18000mAh type of device to power and charge my Dell Lattitude E6430 when I am traveling (no outlet available).   When I view the compatibility list for both the Dell Companion 12000mAh and the 18000mAh I don't see the Dell Latitude E6430 in either list.  I went and purchased the 12000mAh and I am attempting to use this to charge and power my Dell Latitude E6430.  It powers my Dell Laptop for about a minute and then quits.   Is there a solution for this problem?   And/or is there another Dell Companion type device that I can purchase that is listed as 100% compatible with the Dell Latitude E6430?   I would like to either get this solution working or purchase the product that is listed as 100% compatible.  

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Hey there ive got a friends latitude XT here just put 7 on it and its working perfect apart from the tablet buttons.(the ones that rotate the screen and things) they dont seem to be working and im not sure what drivers to get for it or what, its fully up to date now and still nothing.
please help me xD

A:Dell Latitude XT

HERE is the Dell Lattitude XT drivers. They have Win 7 64 bit and 32 bit drivers. Select the OS bit you have.

Keep in mind the correct and required install sequence for a Dell (and many others) is (1) Install Windows (2) Install Dell Laptop System Software (3) Install motherboard chipset drivers (4) Install device drivers including video, sound, ethernet, etc.

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Ok, so here's the problem.

I have a Dell Latitude CPx J65OGT BIOS Revision A08.
I also have the Windows XP Pro Reinstallation CD with Service Pack 2.

The original problem was upon bootup the computer gave a STOP error:
***STOP:0x000000A5 (0x00000002, 0x81BD9810, 0xE104B780, 0x81BB0AD8)

I tried booting from the Reinstallation CD and this is what happens:

At Windows Setup it gives me -artition [Unknown] 9856MB(9585MB Free)

It gives me the following options, and I have provided the information on what happens when I try each of them:

Create Partition, C - Nothing Happens

Enter, Run Setup - An error has occured while Setup was updating partition information on: 9586 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR] Setup cannot continue. (Then the computer restarts)

Delete Partition, D - The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor or visit http://www.hardware-update.com for an updated BIOS. If you are unable to obtain an updated BIOS of the latest BIOS supplied by your vendor is not ACPI compliant, you can turn off ACPI mode during text mode setup. To do this, simply press the F7 key when you are prompted to install storage drivers. The system will not notify you that the F7 key was pressed - it will silently disable ACPI and allow you to continue your installation.

Recovery Console does not work either.

What I gather from this is that the partition is not assigned a prompt (For example, C and I cannot figure out how to give it on... Read more

A:I really need help with my Dell Latitude...

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hi there, thanks alot for reading this, this is my problem,

the pc = Dell latitude D610
Windows XP home
intel centrino

the problem =
when i boot it takes me to the page i have an uption to either enter in a safe mode or just the last pace windows wokred properly...this started as a result of when i was syhuting down the system and i had to remove the battery since the system hang after which i used the spare battery i had but still no start up when it start the windows logo it then goes back again to start up of notification that seems the system was shut down or windows encountered an error or the reset button was pressed etc...i then enter F12 to diagonise the system and the followoing information was passed

i run the dell diagnostics from the system setup and get this.

error detected on "start DST short test"
error code: 1000-0146
Msg: 0: IDE status failed, stats byte: 64 control code = 1 Msg: No additional Sense Infoormation.

also, at the end of the diagnostic it says
Test result = fail
error code = 1000-0141
Msg: No drive detected.

it further request i run dell drivers and utilities CD which i misplaced a long time...now getting such a Cd is now a problem...i need any assistance i can get as my office job for over a year is all in the system and i dont know how to go about it

ok, thanks for any help/addvice you can give me.

jimmyosas
 

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every time it trys to run windows xp a fatal systems error c000021a

screen say the windows logon process system process terminated unexpectedly
with a status of 0xc0000006 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
the system has ben shut down

i tied safe mode and tried to reinstall but driver wont pull up system repair disk

A:dell latitude help

post the mini dumps

C:\Windows\Minidump\Minidump.dmp

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about an hour ago my computer screen just froze and these vertical dotted lines appeared all over the screen. Now I can only start the computer in safe mode and i need an easy fix. ive already tried a system restore but the blue lines appears on my desktop again.
 

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Dear Sir,
i've dell latitude X1 laptop. Its become unfortunately BIOS protected.
Tag # DSPHH28X-595B

Plz help me in this issue, how i can break this password.

I tried my best to break this but could not.

can any expert help me regarding this matter.

Thanx1
 

A:Dell Latitude X1

Any Latitude ending in 595B has been handled by Dell. Contact them for a solution.
Also, search the files on this forum for Dell Password, and Password commentary. There is a lot of useful information.
I have not seen any X1 password fixed... except by Dell.
 

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Hi everyone,

This is a long shot ... I've got a machine from about 1998 here and am hoping someone might be able to remember something about them. It's small, black and very chunky - the Dell Latitude XPi CD ( 166mhz! ). I needed something with windows 98 so I 'upgraded' the drive from 2 gb. to a Samsung HM100JC ( 100 gb. ) Basically I've got some games that don't work with compatibility in XP at all ...

All fine and dandy with swapping the hard drive, but the underneath of the machine gets universally hot as hell! I don't seem to be able to detect a fan, much less any cooling vents. Would I be right in thinking that it was fine with the 2 gb, and it needed neither a fan or cooling vents, but that my latter day 100 gb. drive runs that much hotter? I actually love this laptop, but want to 'waste' neither it or the drive, so any suggestions much welcome!

I've tried the Dell site but the documentation I found wasn't hugely informative about the specific problems I'm having ( though to their credit, all of the setup files were there for download ).

Many thanks,

Tony
 

A:Old Dell Latitude XPi - very hot

If your new hard drive is higher RPM than the old drive, then that would explain the heat. Your old drive was probably 4500 RPM, and the new one 5400 or 7200. If that is true, there's not much you can do about it short of buying a new drive.
 

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Hi,I am new here and need help.
I have a laptop(dell latitude cpi) my kid entered a password and now I can't access windows.
Every time I turn it on a message comes on saying:This computer system#xxxxx is protected by a password authentication system you can not access the data without the correct password Please type in the primary or administrator password.
My problem is that my kid does not remember what password he used.
Does any body Knows how to remove the password since I can not access the bios either?
thanks.
 

A:dell latitude cpi

sorry we cant help u with passwords as we dont know the intent involved.i hope u understand.
 

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Hi, I have just brought a Dell Latitude CPx back from the dead and it is working wonderfully apart from the fact that the Function (FN) keys don't 'function'.
Any ideas please?
 

A:Dell Latitude CPx

Humm... old.

When you say you brought it back from the dead, how so? Did you have a Dell recovery disk, or did you install an OS from a box into it? Was the keyboard okay before hand, or was it part of the reason for it being DOA originally?

The CPx series were one of those 'semi'-Dell machines, since the same notebook could be purchased in a number of liveries, including HP and Gateway (your machine looks exactly like my Solo 1400). If you loaded an operating system into it that wasn't from a recovery disk, then you probably need to download the drivers from the Dell website into it. Otherwise, the keyboad may be out of sorts, and may need replacing.

If you can find the service tag number (on Dell laptops, they tend to be on a thin white label and are only 6 to 8 digits long), you can punch it in here (http://support.dell.com/support/top...y_systems_info/details?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~tab=2) to find out what was on this beastie originally, and what can be downloaded to it.

A-N
 

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Hey whats up
I have a dell latitude cpx laptop, and I broke the two keys letter "Y" and "6" also the metal bracket that connects the key plate to the actual laptop. Anyone know where I can get this. the problem started by the keys not working when pushed down. Any ideas on why that happened as well.
 

A:Dell latitude cpx

sc-strapped said:

Hey whats up
I have a dell latitude cpx laptop, and I broke the two keys letter "Y" and "6" also the metal bracket that connects the key plate to the actual laptop. Anyone know where I can get this. the problem started by the keys not working when pushed down. Any ideas on why that happened as well.Click to expand...

Thats a normal problem for those keyboards. You could probably have gotten those keys working again by reseating the cable from the motherboard to the keyboard. Now it sounds like you need a new keyboard. You can probably get one from Dell or possibly find a used one from ebay. Replacements can also be found online like this.

http://www.laptopsforless.com/dellkeyboards.htm
 

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I stumbled across your site and noticed a thread where you helped out a non-techie like me and I thought I would register and give it a shot. My daughter asked me to fix her Dell Latitude cpi which she uses for her college work. That was the easy bit it was a dodgy on/off button. Then she asked me to get it connected to the internet through her cable modem. I thought that would be easy too but I have spent hours on the internet trying to find what sort of adapter is needed because there is no direct socket connection to fit the modem. I would be eternally grateful for any help you can offer and it would make me look good in my daughter's eyes.
 

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hello there not sure if this is windows related.well i have installed speedfan software and this laptop i have is at 55-60 running and the fan is quiet kind of i was wondering is there any way of speeding up my fan at lower temperatures.i cant figger out this speedfan settings and im afraid of frying my laptop.here is what i think is my fan maybe DELL $3E8 on ISA then it shows temperature 1 offset not sure what i should put that to.

A:DELL LATITUDE E6430 I5 pro

Many (most) Dell's do not have user fan speed control. Its what it is. Laptops, in general, tend to run warm as they sacrifice extra cooling for reduction in fan noise.

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my computer says:

"This computer system, #BYZBWOJ-595B, is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password.

Please type in the primary or administrator password and press <Enter> "

someone who can help me,or can give a master password or link to site?

I have tried much, backdoor passwords memory-sure, Latitude_MasterPW.exe, looked at on this forum,tried, but nothing has helped me. Are able me perhaps with something help you something that works.


ps: Dell c640 Latitude
 

A:Dell C640 Latitude

same problem is there any solutions
 

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Hi! Acording to the online specs this laptop has Intel's HD Graphics 4400 GPU and AMD's Radeon HD 8850M graphics chip, but in device manager is just the intel graphics and when i try to install the amd driver , the amd auto-detect isn`t recognizing the video card. In dxdiag it shows just the intel graphics nothing about the radeon s 8850m . It`s like the video card isn`t there at all. What should i do ?

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hi everybody,

i need help please, i have a dell latitude d530 it was running windows vista
but i im not sure if my son deleted it, anyways i dont have a recovery disc from dell and a friend of mine let me borrow his windows xp home edition sp1 cd from hp, i created an iso cd from nlite, with the dell drivers but when i was doing the setup the system setup log screen pops up saying this:

error.

the signature for windows xp home edition setup is invalid. the error code is c0000006.

the system cannot find message text for message number 0xc0000006 in the message file for syssetup.dll.


i dont know what else i can do please help. thanks

A:help with my dell latitude d530

Did you try a system restore? If not go to this link http://support.dell.com/support/edoc.../JU373ENMR.pdf
and go to page 135 and try it. You can also call Dell and get the 2 CD's for your system for a small fee. Have your service code ready when you talk to Dell.

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Hello,

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

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

Specs of the laptop:

Latitude Cpi D266XT

PII

64 Megs Ram

Bios A12

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

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

I next tried Win 98. I did this after I formated the harddrive again. Win 98 loaded a couple times and then did the same thing. First it would lock but then I would just get a cursur in the u... Read more

A:Dell Latitude Cpi Won't Work

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Alright so my brother was playing on xbox live last night and for some reason he found it necessary to prop open my laptop to check his stats for Battlefield Bad Company as he played it. Now my brother is what you would call a hardcore gamer, his session lasted a good 5 or 6 hours.

I awoke this morning to see that he was still up and he tried to lighten the mood be telling my my latitude has an attitude. I may have laughed but i could see by the look on his face something was bad.

So now when i try to turn it on, the power lights and the lock lights go on for about a second then go off again and there are none of the sounds of a computer startup that i recognize. He said it was plugged in and then just suddenly shut off.

He had it sitting on a solid table so i am guessing that it probably overheated and the fan couldn't do it's job.

The model is Dell C510/C610 Latitiude this is my first laptop bought off ebay for 200 and its been running fine for the last month.

Any help you can give in getting my laptop back up and running is greatly appreciated.
 

A:Dell Latitude won't turn on

Remove the battery and try the AC adapter only... Then try another AC adapter
 

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Hi all,
ok I pulled a real boner and it has me going nuts. I bought a used Dell D630, the unit had/has a bios boot password. Well the price was good has an extended battery etc, clean machine etc. I thought what the hell I should be able to work around that! LOL wrong
anyways while trying different key strokes while booting I found a combo that did something. As the unit is booting I held the CTRL key down and mashed the 'D" key (not the delete key "D" as in Delta) a zilllion times, well the password screen came up with normal text except a now it showed a few garbage characters, ok it is doing something. I repeated the boot and mash three more times and finally came up with total googly gawk. Cool maybe I got somewhere, did a reboot with no mashing.....oop's NO video, unit lights up, drives come on back light comes on NO nothing no text no boot no post screen nothing!

Removed cmos battery, took out battery unplugged power held down the power button for minutes...walla nothing. It appears I bricked the unit? it wouldn't even boot up with a live cd. So now have I just flushed 150.00 down the toilet? from key combos? I even tried the external monitor that didn't work.....any ideas? Thanx all
 

A:Dell latitude D630

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HELP I cannot get onto my comp because it says that I need a password and I don't have one because I brought the Laptop from somebody. What can I do?
 

A:Dell Latitude C610

Do a search on this forum for Dell Password errors. There is a wealth of information already posted, and your computer is included.
 

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What do you do if your Dell Latitude w/ 233 processor won't offer you a set up screen? The laptop works fine..but at start up....pressing fn +F1 or F2 doesn't put you into set up mode? Thanks! Bill
 

A:Dell Latitude Set Up Screen

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I'm in the process of looking at new laptops and want to see if there is a consensus on what would be a better choice.

*Latitude or Inspiron?
PIII 1.0 GHz
*Display: XGA, SVGA, or UXGA (any real difference between the 3?)
10/20 gb ultra ata hd (guess they are 5400rpm, doesn't say)
256 mb RAM
Win2000
*USB or PS2 Mouse?
Xircom Realport if possible
Doesn't a second battery take up a cd/a: slot?

Laptop will be docked while in office and is used by Legal Director who will be on the road with it during the Legislative Session. Medium use.
We've gone with Dell Desktops and have been pretty happy with them. We've also done Latitute/Inspiron laptops:
Inspiron 7000 (C366)(P366) and Celeron don't mix, the PII works fine.
2 Latitudes C600 (P850) with Win98/Win2000 are very reliable.
Latitude C800 (P1.0) with Win2000 is so-so (BUT, I didn't put it together, a non-tech person did, but it's hers, so there).

Latitudes are about $2600, whereas the Inspirons are about $2000 (also with Office XP).

Thanks for your inputs.

Randy
 

A:Dell's Inspiron vs Latitude

Inspirons are more powerful but more bulky

Latitudes are classed as ultraportable but they are not as portable. They often come with more connection possibilites
 

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I've just started having problems of my Dell powering off whenever I hold the bottol right hand by the battery. The sceen goes off, but the loghts remain on, but cannot get the screen to come back on, unless I switch off power on the computer switch by holding it in for a couple of seconds. Please help
 

A:Dell Latitude D620

Did you check Power Options in Control Panel to verify that pressing the power button actually shuts the computer off and doesn't put it in Stand By or Hibernation?
 

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Hello, I borrowed a Dell Latitude 630 because my Compaq nx9420 can hardly even boot up now. I'm not sure if the sound stopped after I installed a game or after I plugged my headphones into what I was pretty sure was a headphone port. I don't remember, but all I know is that I can't play World of Warcraft and I'm freaking out. Can someone please help me? It has XP.
 

A:No sound on Dell Latitude 630

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Folks,

My IHD has crashed, and I have tried several options
- booting from CD ROM etc.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to access the hard drive via another computer - repair / retrive data / format hard drive

ALSO - where is the IHD on DELL 600.

I thought I would try to reseat it....

HELP!!

Thanks

- abhi
 

A:Internal HD Dell Latitude 600

No problem, you can attach that laptop HD 2.5 IDE to your desktop HD 3.5 IDE, but you'll need to purchase or get your hands on 2.5 IDE to IDE connector. What I do is either use the Slave Secondary where the CDROM goes and connect the laptop HD 2.5 IDE there. The connector comes with a power connector to drive the HD to the desktop PC pwr. Here you can clone the HD to another 2.5 IDE HD for laptop (you'll need another 2.5 IDE to 3.5 IDE connector for that task. Backup files an etc.. with one 2.5 IDE HD.

Less than $1.00 at a computer fair more than $5 at a computer retail store or online.


 

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Dear Tec Guy

I hope you can help my daughter has a Dell Latitude X300 with no disk drive. She is running it on Windows XP. When she switches it on it boots up and shows the windows screen and then reboots all over again i have been into F2 and F12 but i cant see anything that could be causing a problem, i cant get into download anything on her laptop to set the drivers back up and i cant put a disk in because there is no disk drive. Please help a desperate mum .....
 

A:Dell Latitude X300

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/417313-solved-pc-keeps-rebooting.html click here and read some ideas on how to enter the system and check it. F8 on some systems but with a Dell it may be F4 - can't remember. The trick is to see if you can get into to safe mode at the moment.
 

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I have an old Dell notebook, that do not have a cd-rom. I am thinking if I can change the BIOS, so that I can boot from an external cd-rom? I have the floppy drive, but do not have the cd-rom drive. If I can not, I must buy the cd-rom.

THANKS!!!
 

A:An old Dell Latitude C610

I would be surprised if a unit of that age allowed booting from a USB connected device?
 

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

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Ive got one of the above, but its Vid card is substandard*. Its an ATI rage mobility 4 (count 'em)mb jobbie.

Is there anyway on this earth that I can improve the graphics capabilities of this machine???

CS in software mode sucks.

* Edited by moderator
 

A:Dell latitude L400

Originally posted by Wilier
ATI rage mobility 4 mb
Is there anyway I can improve the graphics capabilities
Click to expand...

Nope! Besides, ATI RAGE Mobility?, is not a true 4Mb. The video memory is not on the die itself, but it is part of the packaging. The way these integrated units are set up, your using ram resources.
http://www.ati.com/na/pages/showcase/mobility/#1

Similar Topic Here --> http://www.3dspotlight.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=242
 

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My laptop turns on but the screen is black. I was able to start it properly once I removed the battery and use only the AC adapter but now it doesn't even do that anymore. Please help

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I have a Dell Latitude D520 Laptop and am having problems with the display... I am running Windows XP SP3. When I switch the Laptop on all starts fine and all the Icons appear as they should. However, after approx 5 mins the Display goes off and no matter what I do I can't get it to come back on. After Restart the same thing happens. I don't think this is a Software Issue as it all starts as it should and the problem persists after I've tried re installing Windows onto it. When the screen Dims it is still possible to see everything very dimly in the background.

Any help would be greatly appreciated????

A:Dell Latitude D520 HELP!!!!

Is the power adapter attached when this happens? Laptops by default dim after 5 minutes of inactivity when the power adapter is not attached to save power but it should come back on by either pressing the power button once, or tapping the Enter key. Is the battery being recharged when the power adapter is attached? You can try this without the battery in, and just using the Power Adapter to test if the battery is the problem.
You can adjust the power settings by right clicking a blank space on the desktop/Properties/Screen Save/Power. You can change the time and what the power button does. (ex) pressing power button once to wake from sleep etc.

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this is about a laptop, a classmate of mine, is selling, which reads "Dell Latitude 7400" and my friend is planning to buy that. but i cant find it over the net! i've tried searching with the model number but the search returns absolutely no result about it. [ finds other 7400s ] it has a little "centrino 2" sticker on it. so could it be very new or sth to be online?

A:Dell Latitude 7400

Are you sure it's not a Latitude V740 or E6400? There is no "7400" model.

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Step-by-step instructions on how to re-format c drive on a Dell Latitude (old) with only 64 meg ram and clear current partitions (there are 4- two large, and two w/only 4 meg ram on them) to free-up enough space to do a clean install of XPPRO from "c prompt". Thanks in advance!
 

A:Reformat Dell Latitude

tfagund,

Welcome to TSG but you need to create your own thread. to do that you should click on the red triangle in this instance and ask a moderator for help.

then before you do anything with your computer you need to get a lot more RAM

you probably need to provide a bit more info on your computer to determine if this is a good idea to upgrade if this laptop is really old.
 

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I have a Dell Latitude D620 that won't bootup. When I press the power button the keyboard status light come on but the uppercase and scrollock blink for a while then shut off. It never tries to boot. Can anyone tell me if they have seen this problem? Is my laptop fixable or worth fixing? Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Dell Latitude D620

This looks like power supply failure. Try it without the battery in case this has a short - it should run without it.
It is fixable but needs a skilled workshop technician.
 

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Hi there,
I just purchased a Dell Latitude E4310 and have installed Windows 10 on it. Sadly i a just discovered that Dell doesn't support windows 10 Drivers for this Laptop. 
This is actually frustrating as i had the option of going with a HP but chose DELL for superiority.
Will Drivers for Windows 10 (HD Graphics , Audio etc) for this make of Laptop be available & how soon or not so i can go for other options that allow the full functionalities and resource for Windows 10.

A:Dell Latitude E4310

 Alexbigfox,
Unfortunately, I have no information if Dell will be creating Windows 10 drivers for this computer.

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hi

im a new member so im a little lost at the moment. i have a dell latitude 510 that wont start up. it has started once for me but then shut down again The lights come on 3 near the screen 2 down the side on the top and the network plug flashes i have replaced the memory,removed the battery and removed the dvd still no good any ideas

borg
 

A:Solved: dell latitude

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Hi all I have a Dell Latitude E6320 here, it has a real dim screen.

I have tried using the hot keys to increase the brightness of the screene ( even though it looks like the back light has gone, I checked anyways)

I have replaced the screen... .still the same.

I have even replaced the cable from the mobo to the screen and the results are still the same.

I have also done a diagnostic on the graphics card etc, all seems well.

I am not sure on what else to think unless the screen bought was also dodgy.
The screen was replaced due to the original being cracked.

Im not sure what else to think, does anyone have any good ideas on what could be the issue here :S

Thanx in advance.
 

A:Dell Latitude E6320

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I have a Dell D620 with a locked bios password, it wouldnt let me change the boot order or adjust any of the bios settings. So I made the DST floppy, ran via a usb floppy drive, had sucess. It erased the password and servicetag. My question is do I need to put the srevice tag and express service code back in, or should I leave it blank?
 

A:Dell Latitude D620

I would put them back in. That is in case you have service done on it.
 

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my laptop turns on,but then a black screen,after a while it says windows could not start successfully,please start in safe mode etc.,but no keys will do anything.also it will say file missing or corrupt,please reinstate,but when no keys will work how can i do anything what it tells me to.i was using laptop and it just suddenly went off,and then the above messages come on.i can also hear a clicking sound.is it time for the scrap yard or will it be worth having it fixed. thanks any help will be appreciated.

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I copied this directly from my question on Yahoo Answers because I did not yet get an answer.

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We have an OLD Dell Latitude laptop that we got from someone a long time ago, and it is very slow. It has XP Pro on it, but it is way too slow for actually using. I installed Xubuntu via Wubi, and that worked great. So I decided I would try to partition the HD and put Xubuntu on permanently, and probably remove Windows. I uninstalled Xubuntu, but it still shows up on the boot menu (even though it doesn't work).

ANYWAYS, I have a few various boot CDs; including Xubuntu 9.10, UBCD 5, and the Windows disc that came with the laptop. The laptop has no CD Drive on it, so it uses an external one with some weird cable (Not USB).

The problem is that NO boot cd will boot on that laptop. They all work on any other computer, but this thing refuses to boot any cd. It sits at the Dell screen when it finds that there's a boot cd, and it sits there for 5 minutes, and does one of two things:

1. It stops trying and boots to Windows.

2. It makes a horrendously loud BEEEEEP and says something along the lines of "Boot incomplete, press F(something) to resume (in which pressing that takes you to Windows), or F(something) to go to Setup (BIOS).

Now, I HAVE configured the BIOS crap boot order. So in theory it SHOULD boot from CDs.

Instead it tries to, but then it seems like it gives up and just boots to Windows.

The specs (that I can tell) of the laptop are:

Pentium III Proces... Read more

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Can any 1 help me i want master bios password of dell latitude c400 ...service tag #BZNZM11-595B .....plzz give me master password
 

A:dell latitude c400

Give dell a call.
 

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Help.....
Got a second hand Dell 2120, been working fine but now will not open in windows7,
anyone know what's going wrong?

Rob.
 

A:Dell latitude 2120

Sorry should have said it's a latitude 2120, new to all this...
Rob
 

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My Dell Latitude D620 latop has had problems with the touchpad/blue nobby (not sure what they call that). The click buttons don't work either. I used to be able to just restart my laptop, but the problem seems to continue.

I had this problem at one point, and I reformatted with success. But it just started again.

The only settings I have changed were the settings for power (turning off monitor/hdd etc). I have tried installing fresh drivers from dell, old drivers, enabling/disabling the touchpad in the BIOS, and I've given up and now just using a USB wireless mouse.

When I put in the little Dell Resource CD, it doesn't even say that I have the hardware. Also, when I navigate to the Device Manager, there isn't a 'Mice and other pointing devices' tree. Finally, when I startup the laptop, go to Control Panel>Mouse>Hardware, it shows all the information as blank.

Any ideas? I would appreciate it.
 

A:Dell Latitude D620

Look for HID (Human Interface Device) And it may be listed under Synaptics Touch Pad or something like that.
 

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I have no audio through the laptop but when I hook up earphones its fine. I have installed, updated, rolled back, deleted, and reinstalled drivers any idea's ?

A:Dell Latitude D520

If your headphones are working, it's more than likely the speakers and not a driver

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On a Dell Latitude cpi r lap top, what is the function oif the jumnper labeled JB00 found underneath the key board close to the 24co2 chip? It has 5 volts on it and is connected to either the 1 or 8 pin and connects alos via a cap to the adjacent pin either 2 or 7pin,,,?? I am wonder if this is a possible reset jumper to disable the password for the chip?
 

A:Jumper on Dell latitude cpi r

No, it is not a reset jumper. There is not one on the CPI
 

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Hello my friends need help I have a dell latitude d520 blocks could help me find a clue I'm in this for months and find nothing I would appreciate your help

excuse my English
 

A:Dell Latitude d520

What is wrong with your Dell D520??? Does it lock up?
 

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Hello, A friend just gave a Dell Latitude cpi because he shut it down with the reboot to start up in dos mode. He didnt know how to change it back so he gave it to me. When its turned on, the screen says Invalid system disk replace the disk and pres sany key. I have xp to put on but no key code for this computer. It has windows 98 on it. I dont have that disk, is that the only way? I would just like to get it back to the previous setting that worked, not in set up either as far as I see, so I can use it for games or what ever.

Thanks
Chris
 

A:Solved: Dell Latitude cpi

I'm pretty sure that if you don't have the original disk, you are pretty much going to have to start from scratch.
 

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Have a Dell laptop is win XP pro 32bit. It was running fine when I went to bed but next day turned it on and it couldn't boot had a message saying " unmountable_boot_volume " . Codes behind it were 0x000000ED ( 0x82324030, 0xc0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000.). Failed the DST Short Status test. Had statement saying " Log contains previous errors ". I think I've tried all combos of F keys alone and with an, control, even alt try to bring up factory setting app. Help plz.

A:Dell Latitude 600 cannot boot up

" unmountable_boot_volume""Failed the DST Short Status test""Log contains previous errors"Put those 3 statements together & it's very likely your hard drive has failed. Hopefully you have backup copies of any important data because you may not be able to recover it. Try running a diagnostics test to confirm the hard drive's status.http://www.dell.com/support/Article...message edited by riider

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Hola. Please need help...Ihave a Dell Latitude D505 it was working just fine, sudenly nex day I try to get into the Internet and a window open::{{ Cannot find server-Microsofth Internet Explorer}} the wireless/ Local network Connection is {{ Excellent }} but what Idont undestand is ... that said: Acquiring address,limited/ on the wirelees Nework Status shows SEND 1,474---RECEIVED 0
Please help
 

A:Dell Latitude D505

Welcome to TSG forums.
Try clicking on use the Win key + R. type in command (or cmd) then type in "ipconfig /all" without the ". also not a space between the g&/. Next type in ipconfig /flushdns. see if this helps.
You might also clean your temporary ie files:
Open IE click on tools>internet options. Under the general tab open browsing history, view files. When that open click on edtit>select all, (this highlights the list) then click on file>delete.
Let us know how it goes...
GOOD LUCK
Vicks
 

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Have just Re-installed XP Pro sp3 on comp for friend where bios was locked,got around that,but now No audio on laptop at all!Tried D/genius,d/loaded drivers from Dellsite,all to no avail,Realtek AC97,sigmatel stac,nothing working!! any and all help REALLY Appreciated.Thanks.Bob.

A:Dell latitude D530

It is because the audio is not realtek its Sigmatal

Download the audio drivers here.
Download the the chipset drivers here and install first here
Also look for any other updated drivers here.

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I want to know if I can upgrade my computer to use 8GB on may computer. I am wondering it that is possible. I am running windows 7 home preimum, 120 GB SSD with 32 bits now
 

A:can I add 8GB to my Dell Latitude D630

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My friend gave his laptop to try and fix because I am pretty tech savvy, although had virtually no experience with laptops. His has the problem of not turning on, I couldn't hear the hard drive stating to spin so I took the one out of my laptop and put it in his. Nothing changed but then when I put my hard drive back, my screen wont turn on, just the lights and I cant hear the processor, or harddrive start up. nothing but the little power lights. I really need you help guys, I am selling this laptop to friend of my brother this week

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Dell Latitude won't turn on

Remove the HardDrive again from your laptop (I think we are only talking about your Laptop)
Remove the Power Adaptor and Battery
Hold down the ON button for 30secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
Put the Power Adaptor back in (No HardDrive yet!)
Turn On
Does it now show a display?

If Yes. Turn it off, and put the HardDrive and Battery back in.
If No, Remove the Power Adaptor again
Disperse the internal Voltage again
Remove and reseat the Ram (sometimes blowing out any dust too)
With the Ram back in, Put the Power Adaptor back in
Turn on

Did it work?
 

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Hi all,

I have been given one of the above notebooks, problem is, it is an old machine used by my friend in his office, it has Windows NT loaded on it, so I formatted another laptop HDD with Windows XP and change the one in there.

The problem is, on boot up it searches for Windows NT, not found and it returns to the POST state. How can I stop it searching for Windows NT and constantly rebooting?

Thanks
Geoff
 

A:Dell Latitude C600

Geoff,,

What type of system did you build the other laptop drive on. Is the processor type the same? Also have have you checked your BIOS ssettings to determine if NT is defined there as the OS to look for?

I would do this:

Boot the current hard drive from an XP CD (full install mode) and load XP from scratch on the system you have the drive in. I have found that an XP load for an AMD for example will not boot a system that has a Pentium or Celeron. Also make sure the hardware you have, has XP drivers for all the necessary pieces.

Happy to provide more information if you need.

Tracy
 

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I am new to this site and joined because I have a technical problem with my 3 year old Dell Latitude 600. When I press the start button to start it, the little lights light for about 2-3 seconds and then shut off. Nothing even comes to the screen. Any ideas?
 

A:Dell Latitude won't start

Hi

Sorry to be so long answering, ive been a bit busy, usual cause is faulty memory chips or ones that have just worked loose, if you have 2 chips try either in DImm1 socket and see if it works, failing that the board is going bad, do an Ebay search on the board and see what it costs to replace it.

Regards
 

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Posting this from Panera in Ft Lauderdale where acquaintance with BSOD caught my attention. He says 10 years old Latitude 640 runs 32 bit 7 great with 1gb RAM, BSOD only just happened.

I told him the real geniuses are behind this door here.

Any help is much appreciated.

A:10 year old Dell Latitude

One and only minidump,not very helpfull.

Though this minidump points to ati2dvag.dll ati software\driver

Needs to update these,the oldest drivers ever posted here,no way to be compatible with win7.


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cwawdm.sys 0x8db02000 0x8db17c00 0x00015c00 0x3d52b424 08-Aug-02 9:10:44 μμ
el90Xbc5.SYS 0x8da69000 0x8da7b200 0x00012200 0x3ede829a 05-Jun-03 2:36:58 πμ
ati2mtag.sys 0x8d977000 0x8da13000 0x0009c000 0x3f39a3b3 13-Aug-03 5:34:27 πμ
ati2dvag.dll ati2dvag.dll+40496 0x95400000 0x9545f000 0x0005f000 0x3f39a3c6 13-Aug-03 5:34:46 πμ
i2220ntx.sys 0x8da7c000 0x8daa2400 0x00026400 0x421d41ff 24-Feb-05 5:54:55 πμ
el90Xbc5.SYS 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller
http://h17007.www1.hp.com/us/en/index.aspx

i2220ntx.sys INPROCOMM IPN2220 Wireless LAN Card
It was acquired by MediaTek Inc in early 2005

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Hi,

Been a while since I've posted here, but I'd like some help please. Dell Latitude CPt (Laptop) running W98. Insert a CD in the drive, and it flags up

D:\ is not accessible

The device is not ready

I've checked in Device Manager, and everything seems correct for the CD drive.. drivers, device etc. all working properly with no conflicts. Drive is a TEAC CD-224E

Under Other Devices however, two entries are flagged with the yellow !. These are..

PCI Communications Device

and

PCI Multimedia Audio Device

Neither have drivers installed, and tell me in brackets Code 28.

I've tried to reinstall the drivers with the handy Reinstall Drivers button, but they aren't on the HD.

Two questions, apart from the obvious what do I do next..

1. Are the two related, I'm guessing they are.. and

2. If so, how do I go about getting the correct drivers for it. I've had a quick look on Google, but no luck.

For background info, this happened when I cleaned up this Laptop for a colleague at work, just to make a bit of space on the HD. I assume I've somehow (don't ask) inadvertantly deleted something I shouldn't have.

Cheers

Liam
 

A:Dell Latitude CPt. CD-ROM not working.

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dell latitude c810 turns on and then it will shut off in 2 seconds,there is nothing showing on the display when this happens,also it will work fine with a external monitor.
can anyone help me with these problem.
thanks.
 

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I have a Dell latitude D610

My problem is that I want to use a second monitor and my laptop screen at the same time, but I want them to be in different resolutions.

Is this possible?
 

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does anyone know if you can put bigger than a 40 gb hdd in a dell latitude d600 laptop.
 

A:Dell Latitude D600 HDD ?

all i am asking is if i can put a 160 gb hdd in a dell latitude d600, it it compatible
 

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please help me !!! i have dell latitude E6420 Cpu working well !! but Gpu nvs 4200 is very hot. when i test in furmark temperature is 105 c .. i change 1.5 mm thermal pad but nothing change . i install E6420A08 bios but nothing change.. please help me someone

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Hi all, I was thinking about purchasing a Dell Latitude d420 for $170 is this a good laptop for its price, It has 1GB RAM and comes with charge and all . It looks fresh I didn't see any scratches or anything tomorrow before I buy it I am going to take a look at it again and turn it on. The local pawn shop by my school is selling it.

I need a laptop that is good on the go and just like this witch is lightweight and small to carry. How is it? What are your reviews about it are the latitude series good for a high school student? I might play some games on it like WoW. If I do purchase it I am going to install Windows XP Crystal and optimize it the best I could..

I would of had my HP Pavillion dv9000 but turns out I bought a new LCD and whole screen for it and got it installed now the Graphics card web on it , If I wanted to replace it I would need to change the whole mother board HP said sucks for me...
 

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A friend of mine gave me a Dell Latitude C640 to check out. It looks like a decent clean laptop and it sounds that it's going to boot up but after it gets to the Dell and Windows XP screens, it immediately goes to the "Windows did not start successfully" screen and gives me the option of starting windows normally, going to safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, or last known good configuration.

Unfortunately, no matter what I choose, it always comes back to that "Windows did not start successfully" screen. I thought maybe the OS was corrupted, so I tried repairing it or even just reinstalling the OS from CD but nothing works. I'm not sure if it's a hardware problem or an OS problem.

Any one have any idea on what the problem is?

Thanks,
Rich S.
Gettysburg, PA
 

A:Dell Latitude C640

I would download and make a ubcd and start by running a memory test on the machine then check some of the other systems you should find the problem download at http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/
 

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Just got a new Dell Latitude d600 laptop. I used it today at work sometimes without power cord and sometimes with. I left it up for about 1 hour and later today for some reason it wont power up. I suspect the battery has run down but I have a power cord and it still wont power up. Does anyone have any insight on how to trouble shoot to see what the issue is?
 

A:Dell Latitude d600

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Well its like this, all is not good at this point !!!!!!!
1: can't boot up from disk , all I get is it asking for the location of the COMMAND.COM INTERPRETER
2: Once I do get it to boot what do I need to get dos to recognize the external CD ROM that is connect to the USB port, so that I am able to install Win XP.
3: Or is there another way to connect the external ROM to the laptop rather than using the usb port.

Your help on this matter would be greatly accepted.
cheers CODAN
 

A:Dell Latitude 610 boot up to usb cd rom

Howdy codan...

You might try here Bootdisk, download the XP boot disks, once downloaded, double click on the downloaded file to create the floppies...
 

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I have a Dell Latitude 620 laptop, running XP pro. A few months back it would not boot nor charge the battery. I assumed the problem was the battery so I bought a new battery from Dell, it installed nicely and I let it charge for about a day. Now either on battery power or with the AC connected the laptop will not boot. Upon pressing the start button, the green 'power' light comes on and the 'disk' light, (this is what I call it, it looks like a stack of platters, and is located right beside the power light) comes on very briefly, maybe 1.5 secs and then goes off. No beep, no whirr of any drive, no noise and nothing on the screen. Any suggestions? How do I troubleshoot this? Any advice at all would be most appreciated! Thanks in advance guys!
 

A:Dell Latitude will not boot, help??

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i ha ve an dell latitude d620 but i can recover the bios password
the service tag is GLFYQ2J
any one help me plz
 

A:dell latitude d620

take a look at this thread and see if it helps
 

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hi i have a dell latitude D620 and it has a novell client password and wont let me log in it asks for a username and password how can i fix this problem i need help please
 

A:dell latitude D620

read the FAQs please: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic86309.html
 

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I have just bought a Dell Latitude LS laptop (used) and I want to upgrade the RAM. It only has 128 MB. How do I take it apart and put more RAM in and where can I get the RAM cheap? Also, would it be possible to upgrade the processor eventualy? (it has a pentiun III as of right now).

Thanks,
Jeremy
 

A:Dell Latitude LS Laptop Help

You can go to Dell support, enter your notebook model or identification code and navigate to replace hardware for a guide on replaceing the memory. If you go to system specs on the same site, it will tell you what kind of memory it uses and how much it will hold . .

You can also use the Memory Configuration at www.crucial.com to get the same info. Dell's do not handle cheap memory well so stick with Crucial . . price is competitive and they gurantee it will work in the notebook.

Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to upgrade processors on todays notebooks . . dammit! You can upgrade memory and hard drive but nothing else.

wrs
 

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I got a dell Latitude D400 http://computerzenabled.com/oscart/images/Delld400.jpg from a friend but the OS need to be reloaded. Also it has no Docking station nor Drives to Load OS on there. if I go all out and buy a usb cd/dvd drive do you think it will recognize it as a drive on the computer? Help PLease
 

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Hi, just wondering if anyone knew whether or not the Dell Active Stylus can be used with the Dell Latitude XT3.
Cheers!

A:Dell Latitude XT3 compatability

Arooke,
Unfortunately, the only systems that Active Stylus works with are listed below.
Compatibility This product is compatible with the following systems:

XPS 12 (Model 9250)
Inspiron 15 7000 Series (Model 7568)*
Venue 8 Pro (Model 5855) (Coming Soon)
Venue 10 Pro (Model 5056) (Coming Soon)

*Wake up feature not available
The Latitude XT3 uses and Electrostatic Pen. Information listed below.
Electrostatic Pen
The Latitude™ XT3 uses a specifically designed electrostatic pen or stylus for use in tablet PC mode. Instead of relying on battery power, the energy source for the stylus is magnetic energy produced by the excitation coil built into the digitizer itself. The signal from the coil is picked up by the stylus and triggers the stylus to transmit an electric field.
The transmitted electric field is sensed by a matrix of conductive lines, accurate stylus position determined using the low amplitude signals received on the vertical and horizontal conductors, and an appropriate signal is transferred to the digitizer's onboard processor.
The pen should be designed to support multiple pen tip types to provide the user with a choice in tip/screen interaction when writing.  Two basic nibs will include a hard plastic "standard" nib and a softer "felt" nib.  The nibs should be different colors to help users distinguish the two types. The pen nib can be removed without a tool.
The stylus pen kit that come with the Latitude™ XT3 contains o... Read more

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Dell Latitude CPi laptop. Worked fine earlier, knocked it off a monitor it was sitting on and now it doesn't work, go figure. It was off and closed when it fell. The biggest clue I have is this: When I hit the power button, the light comes on, screen stays black, but as soon as the battery charge light comes on (blinks periodically to let you know battery's charging) the light goes off. Nothing on the screen. When I try to turn it on without being plugged in, the power light blinks and screen still black. I've been working on this laptop for a while, and would like to get it working again. anyone have any ideas? I'd be happy to give any more information if needed.
 

A:Dell Latitude CPi Troubleshooting

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HELLO , can somebody help me to have password to my laptop
DELL LATITUDE D600
Bios password , i have try many things but not succed
 

A:Dell Latitude D600

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look HERE

Hope it helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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OK my brother has xp pro on his dell latitude d620 and it runs like crap I have a disc of xp pro from the store but its not the one that came with it can I just use majical jelly bean finder to get the product key and just install windows and worry about drivers after I have windows installed or do I need to put drivers on a cd now and can I use a flash drive
 

A:dell latitude d620

No. Only a version from Dell will work with his product key. And the one found by Jelly Bean is the wrong one - it is used on all Dell machines of that model and won't reinstall from the Dell disk. You need to use the number on the sticker on the machine. If his recovery partition is still there, restore using that.
 

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Dell Latitude 5270P/N SNS5270001
It come with 1TB 5400RPM  of HDDCan i add M.2 SSD to work with HDD
SSD: use as system osHDD: use as data storageThank you

A:Dell Latitude 5270 HDD & SSD

Yes, you can.  That said, M.2 drives are offered in both SATA and PCI Express (aka NVMe) versions.  Be sure you get a SATA drive - NOT a PCI Express drive.

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