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Wife Shut Down Dell Vostro 1500 During MS Updates

Q: Wife Shut Down Dell Vostro 1500 During MS Updates

When computer started wirless connection was dead and system cannot find any networks. I opened up the Device Manager Folder and noticed the MS ISATAP Adapters 3, 7, and 8 have a yellow !! next to them. Can anyone help me reclaim my internet access? Many Thanks.

A: Wife Shut Down Dell Vostro 1500 During MS Updates

perhaps try running a system restore to a date prior to the updates starting to get your system files back where they should?

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Hello all,

I've got a Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook that has the infamous GSOD. I've been reading on this forum and google for the past 3 days about getting rid of it. First, is the 1500 another name for a more popular Dell laptop? I don't see much information about them.

Anyway, I called Dell and they agreed to give me the master password after verifying that it wasn't stolen. After putting my on hold for about 5 minutes, the tech said they could not generate a new password for this model. He said I could remove the CMOS battery to reset it. I had already done this. Instead of going from the POST screen to the GSOD instantly, I could see a message about RTC being corrected. I would think this means the BIOS got reset.

The next thing the Dell tech told me was that there was a jumper to clear the password next to the CMOS battery (this is under the RAM cover). I could not find any jumper. I found out later today that Vostro is also a name used for some desktops, so I'm thinking that maybe he had the wrong service manual out?

Now the laptop is not in my possession and I've been trying to find some higher resolution pics of the mainboard to see if there is this jumper somewhere. I can't seem to find it....

Has anyone ever heard of Dell saying they CANNOT create a new password for this model? I thought that all -595B security was the same. Since I don't have the laptop currently, I cannot try shorting (or even f... Read more

A:Dell Vostro 1500 GSOD

What's a Vostro?

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I have a friend's laptop and it is randomly blue screening. 0x000000a sometimes. At least that is what it did with me. Anyway, there are other codes in these mini-dump files.
Why won't the forum let me upload the minidump file? Do I need to zip it?

A:Need help with Dell Vostro 1500 BSODs

Ah, never mind. Here is the text from NirSoft viewer
Dump File         : 073014-34242-01.dmp
Crash Time        : 7/31/2014 12:17:31 AM
Bug Check String  : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code    : 0x0000000a
Parameter 1       : 0x96373008
Parameter 2       : 0x00000002
Parameter 3       : 0x00000001
Parameter 4       : 0x82cfa03d
Caused By Driver  : ntkrnlpa.exe
Caused By Address : ntkrnlpa.exe+40b7f
File Description  :
Product Name      :
Company           :
File Version      :
Processor         : 32-bit
Crash Address     : ntkrnlpa.exe+40b7f
Stack Address 1   : ntkrnlpa.exe+b003d
Stack Address 2   : ntkrnlpa.exe+9ef9c
Stack Address 3   : ntkrnlpa.exe+9f632
Computer Name     :
Full Path         : C:\Windows\Minidump\073014-34242-01.dmp
Processors Count  : 2
Major Version     : 15
Minor Version     : 7601
Dump File Size    : 145,760
Dump File Time    : 7/30/2014 10:18:40 ... Read more

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Getting intermittent BSOD. Some days nothing and other day a number of crashes.

Dell Vostro 1500 was originally shipped with Vista 32. Did a clean install with Win 7 x64 Professional.

Attached is the zipped BSOD Dump & System File Collection with the Perfmon HTML file in the zip as well.
I did run a memory check overnight a few weeks ago and it came up clean.
Appreciate any help - thanks.

A:BSOD Dell Vostro 1500 win 7 x64 pro

Hi candem and welcome to the forum. I looked at your four most recent dumps. They show three different bugcheck codes and blame Windows system drivers, which are highly unlikely to be the real causes. Since no definitive cause is given, you will have to troubleshoot.

1. Begin your troubleshooting by uninstalling Spybot. Tea Timer is loading at startup and it, like many third party security programs, cause conflicts and BSOD on some Win 7 systems. I do not know if Tea Timers is causing a conflict. I suggest you eliminate it as a possibility while you are troubleshooting. Once you know your system is stable, you can try Spybot again. HOwever, I recommend that you install Malwarebytes (free) and run it as an on demand scanner. MBAM works very well with Win 7 and is a good program.

2. Out of date drivers are another big potential source of conflict and BSOD's. You have some outdated drivers loading on your system and some are quite obsolete. Update the following drivers or uninstall the software/hardware they are associated with. Begin by updating netw5v64.sys.

b44amd64.sys Tue Nov 21 07:23:06 2006 - Broadcom NDIS driver. - Downloads & Support. This is an XP driver. If there is no update for it, it means your LAN adapter is obsolete. Upgrade to a new LAN adaper.

dfmirage.sys Fri Jan 11 16:04:26 2008 - Mirage Driver by DemoForge, LLC. DemoForge Mirage Driver (DFMirage video hook driver). Update this driver or uninstall the softwa... Read more

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I have been experiencing an increase in BSOD's over the last month. From the minidump file, it seems I was averaging about 2 per month, but it has gone up fast this month. I upgraded to Windows 7 in late November of '09, with a clean install of the 64 bit version. I upgraded all my drivers at that time.

The crash errors I see at the time of the BSOD make me think I have driver problems, but I have recently discovered that Dell does not provide support for Win 7, OR 64 bit operating systems in this model. I think I have all 32 bit Vista drivers.

I have attached the minidumps, and a .txt file of a new CPUZ report in case that would be informative. I hope you can tell me what the problem is, and how I can find the proper drivers.


A:BSOD on Dell Vostro 1500

For some reason, the .txt file would not attach, here it is in zip.

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Recently, while I'm on the internet, my computer randomly freezes and I have to restart it. This keeps happening more and more frequently. When it freezes, it's the whole computer - cursor, keys, programs, the numlock button doesn't respond, if I was in the middle of playing a video then it goes into broken-record mode, etc.

The thing is, my warranty JUST ran out. Go figure.

The programs I'm [usually] running when this happens are Digbsy and Google Crome.

Here's some info:
Operating system: XP
My internet browser is Google Crome, but Firefox and Internet Explorer are also installed.
IM programs: Digbsy and AIM
Antivirus: Windows Live Onecare (Norton was installed, but I just uninstalled it to see if it was conflicting... didn't fix the problem)
I have a lot of sims2 games installed, but they run just fine. I have various other programs also.

I've done disk defragmenting, and run scans for malware/adware/spyware, and it's in the process of the Diagnostics test.
It came up with these error messages:
2000-0333 Graphics test timed out waiting for keyboard response ((this one followed the screen going all colorful and flashy and crazy and the computer was beeping like a mad thing))
0F00:137B DVDRW_4 - Drive media is missing or blank

I don't know what either of these mean... ...vaguely, I think I do, but I probably don't.

The only other program I've had with this computer is back when I first got it about a year... Read more

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My laptop is 18 months old & has been powered up a total of less than 100 hours, mostly with the power adapter plugged in. It has been carefully handled.
Recently on startup I get the following message :
"The AC power adapter wattage & type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match power available. Please connect a Dell 65W-AC adapter or greater for best system performance. To resolve this issue try to reset the power adapter."
This message shows up every time on a re-boot. Have to hit F1 to continue. Power meter shows 100%.

Is this an indication that the Model HA65NS1-00 rev: A01 adapter supplied by Dell is about to fail? What might be generating the error message?

A:Dell Vostro 1500 power adapter

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Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in the security forum, but since it's not a 'problem' per se, I opted for here.

Purchased a new Vostro 1500 laptop for my son in the Marines:

Intel Core 2 Duo T5270
1.4GHz, 800Mhz, 2M L2 Cache
15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD for Vostro 1500
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 DIMM
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
160G 5400RPM SATA Hard Dr
XP Home Edition, SP2
Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem, for Inspiron
Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless-N Mini-card

The machine has no security software pre-loaded and I'd like to send him some instructions for downloading security software before his machine becomes a nightmare.

My first suggestion would be AVG Free/AVG antispyware, then perhaps AdAware, SpywareBlaster and Spybot.

Does anyone else have suggestions for making this machine as impenetrable as possible?

He also has never had a laptop before (nor have I) so if there is anything we need to know pertinent to laptop security/maintenance could you offer your advice?

Thank you, all.

A:Security recommendations for a Dell Vostro 1500

Install Glarysoft's free utilities, and download and install all Microsofts "critical updates". Download and install Microsoft's free 90-day trial of Live OneCare. It's $49.95 a year and can be installed on 3 PC's using one license...

You will also find that security recommendations vary greatly between us TechSpot "evangelists" and members. Rest assured that we do know our stuff

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Hi, I was wondering if I could get a 2nd opinion on the dump files from my BSODs.

I get them pretty consistently and at first I thought it had to do with some flash/ad blocking plugins i was using with firefox, but it kept happening with IE as well. One of the dumps says utorrent.exe, but i'm not 100% if that's the cause. I was using utorrent constantly for 2 weeks without any BSODs, but got 5 bsods just today.

I also noticed the dumps also make reference to "Genuine_Intel" in one line, I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that i'm using an engineering sample of a core 2 duo T9500 in my laptop?

I never had problems like this running Windows XP SP3 on this same configuration before

thanks in advanced

A:BSOD on Dell Vostro 1500 Laptop


Please follow this thread about how to post crash dumps and we will have a look.

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Hey All-
am in need of some real help

I have a dell vostro 1500 (Vista OS)
it is infected with Trojan Virus.
The laptop does not boot, not even with a CD... it starts booting and then Hangs
Not able to access the safe mode as well..
it automatically restarts .....
and on disabling the automatica restart option- there appreas a blue screen saying- unmountable boot memory..
i really need to get my Laptop working..
please help...

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I have a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop. When I turn the power on, The Dell logo and then the Microsoft Window XP logo appear, but then the screen goes black. It does boot if I start it on safe mode. Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks!

A:Dell Vostro 1500 boot problems

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Hi All,

I have been getting a number of BSOD errors over the last few months!

I'm at University now and therefore am worried that my PC is going to mess up while I am working so i would appreciate any help!

I have attached the 5 most recent minidump files.

The specs for my PC are:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5270 @ 1.40GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 3.00GB
System Type: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Display Adapters: Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family

Thanks in advance,

A:BSOD Windows 7 64-bit - Dell Vostro 1500

The minidumps are pointing to a memory fault, but you might want to run a check of the hard drive too

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Hi, I get random BSODs from time to time... I suspect it's something to do with my video card drivers for my vostro 1500's 8400m gs but i'm not sure. I used the ones listed on nvidia. Device manager shows no driver problems.

Any help would be appreciated, dump files attached.

A:BSOD - Dell Vostro 1500 Laptop

Both dumps report 0x124 error BSOD Index

I would start by checking fans and heatsinks are clean of dust and checking system temps

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I have a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop with Windows XP Home Edition. My problem is I was getting runtime errors and the computer was freezing up a lot. I'm broke and got the computer from Circuit World (which is a rent-to-own electronics store for any of you who may not be familiar with it) and they did not provide me with any software, no Recovery discs and no utilities discs either. The laptop has a builtin webcam and of course the basic Dell Utilities are pre-installed. I have a Windows XP Home disc and would like to install it, but I'm not sure how or even if I can. I would also like to be able to use the builtin webcam after reformatting/reconfiguring the computer, but not sure I can do that either. I'm sure I could get help from Dell, but only if I am willing to pay for tech support due to the fact that the warranty on this laptop expired quite some time ago and I don't have a credit card either, but I am sure that I'm intelligent enough to resolve and repair any problems myself if I could just get some professional guidance. So if anyone can help me or at least tell me if I need the utility drivers in order to use the builtin, pre-installed webcam and if I can install Windows XP from my disc (a reminder: this disc did NOT come with the laptop. I have no software for this computer at all), I would really appreciate it! I have yahoo, hotmail and skype messengers if anyone knows how to help me with these problems, has patience and the time and know-how.... Read more

A:Dell Vostro 1500 with Windows XP Home

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Hi there,
this is pretty much my first time to post on any forum so dont expect it to be a perfect post.
The story is, i aquired a dell vostro 1500, and the only graphics device in it is Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family...
I was just wondering, since id like to be able to play games above 40 fps on lowest graphics, is it possible to put anything dedicated into it? and how easy/costly/etc is it?

cheers in advance.

A:Dell Vostro 1500, Graphics upgradable?

VGA components on laptop are almost never upgradeable I'm afraid. There's very little you can other than lowering the games' resolutions & visual effects.

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i have a dell vostro 1500 running windows vista and it suddenly began to lock up when booting into windows. it displays the windows logo and then about 7-10 seconds later everything stops and the display freezes w/ the progressing green bar at the bottom. no hard drive activity at that point. i've tried a brand new hard drive and attempting to installing windows 7 on the new (blank) hard drive. the same thing happens but it is a few seconds after the new windows logo comes on screen. again, all activity stops and the screen freezes. any ideas?

A:Dell Vostro 1500 won't load windows

It could be a RAM problem. Can you get into safe mode?

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Hello guys I have a dell vostro 1500 ,its hdd recently gave the ghost I put a new hdd but I dont have dell recovery disk to put the drivers It needs, went to dell support and downloaded a few drivers but dont have audio,or blue tooth and its running too slow can someone show me how to get a recovery download for my laptop it is the only one i have and can't buy a new one right now, so can someone help. thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5270 @ 1.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Familia Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 118372 MB, Free - 55775 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0NX907
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:How can i get free dell vostro 1500 recovery disk

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I am thinking about getting a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop with Vista Home Premium installed. However, I must be able to dual boot Win XP. I know that the model supports XP, as it is an option on purchase. I have my own copy of Win XP Home with SP2 that I can install.

From what I can gather, Dell DOES ship a true reinstall DVD for Vista, yes?

Since Windows likes to have the oldest version installed first on a dual boot configuration, then I would need to wipe the HD and break down any preexisting partitions. What parititions exist from the factory? I would imagine there is a restore partiton...should I leave it alone?

Once the HD is wiped, then I would need to install XP, but I have learned that since XP does not have SATA drivers, would need to either slipstream them into an XP CD (I have never done this) or could a person use an external USB floppy drive to load the SATA drivers?

After this hurdle, it should be a breeze, yes? Create an XP partition, install into that partition, pop in the Vista DVD, boot, and let it do its thing in the remaining space?

Also, does this monkeying around affect that MediaDirect feature? Is it a partition that needs to stay where it is?

I just want to know what I would be looking at for difficulty before I make my decision.

Are there any CLEAR, step by step instructions out there that anyone knows about?


A:Dual boot Vista/XP on Dell Vostro 1500

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I am thinking about getting a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop with Vista Home Premium installed. However, I must be able to dual boot Win XP. I know that the model supports XP, as it is an option on purchase. I have my own copy of Win XP Home with SP2 that I can install.

From what I can gather, Dell DOES ship a true reinstall DVD for Vista, yes?

Since Windows likes to have the oldest version installed first on a dual boot configuration, then I would need to wipe the HD and break down any preexisting partitions. What parititions exist from the factory? I would imagine there is a restore partiton...should I leave it alone?

Once the HD is wiped, then I would need to install XP, but I have learned that since XP does not have SATA drivers, would need to either slipstream them into an XP CD (I have never done this) or could a person use an external USB floppy drive to load the SATA drivers?

After this hurdle, it should be a breeze, yes? Create an XP partition, install into that partition, pop in the Vista DVD, boot, and let it do its thing in the remaining space?

Also, does this monkeying around affect that MediaDirect feature? Is it a partition that needs to stay where it is?

I just want to know what I would be looking at for difficulty before I make my decision.

Are there any CLEAR, step by step instructions out there that anyone knows about?



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my dell 1500 vostro needs an nveda 8400 video card. how do i take out the old one and put the new one in. i am going to order it from dell but don't know how to replace it. help

A:replacing video card on dell vostro 1500

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So I have a laptop that I use (as a student) daily, which has suddenly started running very slowly. I've been watching resources in task manager, but I can't find anything recognizably suspicious. Here's my hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:02:25 AM, on 4/26/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17109)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories\XboxStat.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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A:Dell Vostro 1500 Running Slow Suddenly

Kindly post your 'low for modern standards' specs, they'll help in fine tuning your pc.

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Hi there!

BSOD occurs when system goes into sleep mode and I log back to Windows.

I've followed the instructions to give you the info you need from here.

Here some basic system informations (which I know =):

? OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x86 full retail version
? What was original installed OS on system: Windows XP (where
? Age of OS installation: 3 months
? CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo - T7250 @ 2GHz
? Video Card: Intel Mobile 965 Express Chipset Family

Hope you can help me with this issue, please! Because it's driving me crazy! =)

Thanks in advance!


A:Windows 7 BSOD on sleep - Dell Vostro 1500

Due to the presence of NTFS.sys in the stack text, and the possibility that malfunctioning memory can cause STOP 0xBE errors (more info here: )
I would start with these bootable hardware diagnostics:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics: (read the details at the link) (read the details at the link)

There may be issues with your Avira antivirus. Please uninstall/reinstall the program.

More to follow....

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I have a Vostro 1500. When you turn the power button on, you see the Dell logo and then the screen goes black. You can tell the lcd is on, just nothing on it.

I hit F12 and tried to boot to a windows cd, and it recognizes the windows cd and hit and key to boot to cd. When I do it goes starts to load , and about 15 seconds later, everything goes black, cd stop spinning , but power stays on. No fan etc.

Same results when hooked to external monitor.

I also can boot to the Dell diagnostics and ran everything and everything passed except the battery health. It will run the diagnostics fine, for hours, everything passes. But when you try to load windows or boot to cd, no go.

I can get in the bios fine.

I have tried this with the battery in and battery out. Same results both ways. The diagnostics did say the battery was bad, but it is the same reults even when the battery is not installed and I am running on adapter.

Motherboard maybe ? Motherboard diagnostics passed also . I just don't know.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Dell Vostro 1500 boot problems

Shut it down and remove AC power and the battery, then remove the cmos battery for 15 minutes, reinstall the cmos battery, big battery, and connect it to AC power, turn it on and enter the bios and set the date and time, save changes on exit, then see if it will boot into windows, if it does, update the bios immediately.

How to remove cmos battery

Using the bios
Bios update


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I've just installed windows 7 (64 bit) on my dell vostro 1500. Everything works fine but there are 2 slight problems that are annoying me.

1. It seems like the fan is always on. What driver controls this? (so that I can get the appropriate driver or is it the BIOS that controls the fan?)

2. Also, the hard drive accesses some data for a split second every 10 seconds or so. It does this all the time even when idle or on the logon screen. Any idea why this happens?


A:Problems with Dell vostro 1500 after upgrading to windows 7

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I've had a dell vostro 1500 for at least 3 years now and a for at least one month the BSOD began. I'm having one or two for week.
3 Months ago, I remove the 2gb original from dell, and install 4gb of mem and then I install Win7 Pro 64.
The thing is that the mems are perfectly compatible with the machine. I run the diagnostic from bios setup and check all fine.
In fact all problems started 2 months after installing the 4gb of mem.

I run the BSOD_Windows7_Vista_v2.64_jcgriff2_, but it kepps waiting for systeminfo for a lont time. Almost an hour. I had to close it, but I have the files from that process and the PERFMON html.

I am running the verifier since one hour now.
Any help would be great.

My System Info:
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64
Original OS from Dell: Windows Vista
OS Version: Full Retail
Age of system (hardware): 3 years
Age of OS installation: 4 months since now.
CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7250
Video Card: Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
Motherboard: 0NX907
System Manufacturer: Dell
Model: Vostro 1500


Can we move this thread to the Forum : BSOD, App Crashes And Hangs.


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I am using my Dell Vostro 1500 laptop for the past 4 years and recently changed the laptop keyboard at Sim Lim square.
Now Power-on- button is not working. But I had another "Home" button but when I press it it takes me to "Dell Media Direct" page in which I can play only music and watching movies. I am unable to boot my WINDOWS VISTA OS due to this.

How much cost will take in order to change my Power-on- button for my Dell Vostro 1500 laptop?
Where can I change it?


A:Dell Vostro 1500 power on button not working

Cost can vary by region and what is actually wrong. As for who can change it, you should find a Dell authorized repair center.

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Power is not going through to the battery or the laptop. The battery and charger are just fine as I have got them checked plus the laptop just works fine with the current battery. The problem is that I cannot charge the battery or run the laptop by directly plugging in the power cord.

How I messed up:

I was trying to fix my old original dell charger but I accidentally connected the outside two silver wires with the plug but not the middle white wire and plugged it in the charging port. Result: It didn't charge so I tried my other working charger but even that was not supplying the power to the battery or the laptop now.


Have I burnt something? If yes, what exactly is it and how it can be changed? I am assuming one of the fuses or something of the motherboard is burnt because the laptop and its battery are just working fine. The only problem is the power not going through the charging port to the motherboard. The technician in my area said it cannot be the charging port as it ''looks'' fine from the outside. Something is just burnt inside and that is why the power is not going through. He didn't open the laptop or anything because I did not want to pay. This was just his speculative suggestion. All I need to know is what needs to replaced on the motherboard to make the power go to the motherboard and the battery. Thank you.

P.S. Laptop is not under warranty

A:Dell Vostro 1500 - Power not going through to the motherboard or battery

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Hello All,

I have a Dell Vostro 1500 running XP that has been just fine for the last 18 months then about a week ago started to freeze. That is the cursor would freeze and CNTR-ALT-DEL would not start the task manager. Result being a hard reboot to get back to a functioning state. The freeze is random, originally I thought it was related to firefox but it also halts while using MS office. I have done the various scrubs using CCleaner, adaware, malwarebyte, AVG, etc. AVG has found a few things but has indicated that the infection/trojan was cleaned up (Generic13.TTY, and 2 instances of PSW.Sinowal.S) Any help getting the family machine back on its feet would be appreciated. DDS dump given below.

Thanks again, Steve

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by User at 22:01:10.98 on Fri 04/10/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1459 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
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A:Dell Vostro 1500 freezing - Dont know what to do- DDS attached


Ran sfc /scannow and it came back with no issues. I think I have a virus that or trojan the standard tools are finding. DSS was posted priviously, can someone have a look.

Thanks, Steve

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I have a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop running Windows 7 Home Edition, 32bit version. For some reason I cannot get the laptop to run in "normal" mode. It runs in SAFE mode and I can surf the Internet and all, but it won't run in "normal" mode. When I try to run in "normal" mode the computer just hangs up, and won't connect to the Internet, when I click on ANY browser. What could the problem be. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Dell Vostro 1500 only runs in SAFE mode

Hello therealshell and welcome to Seven Forums.

From Safe Mode see if there are any damaged or corrupt system files. Try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also make sure you run a full scan with your installed anti-virus suite. It wouldn't hurt to run another free on demand scanner just to double check nothing was missed. this free product is recommended.


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already replaced hd what cable do i need to slave old hd to get my files out were can i find what i need Thanks for any help

A:error code 2000-0146 dell vostro 1500

I'm using Vista OS. My System stops booting and I tried re-installing the OS but no response except a blank screen. what can I do? thanks 4 support.

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I've been having this problem for a week now - it's driving me crazy!

BSOD happens when it goes into hibernate and sometimes when I come back after being away and need to log back into windows (ie it hibernates but doesn't crash until I come back).

I tried a restore a few days ago but that didn't work and have checked for updates but seem to be up to date with everything.

I've followed the instructions to give you all the system info you need (hopefully) from

2 of the files are here and the next 2 will be in the next post.

Hopefully you guys can help save my sanity!?



A:[SOLVED] Vista SP2 BSOD on hibernate - Dell Vostro 1500 (1)

Here are the other 2 attachments - the word doc being a couple of outputs from the BSOD's.



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I recently upgraded the ram in my Vostro 1500 from 2 512MB sticks to 2 1GB sticks. The installation was fine and my computer ran much faster for the next two days. However, now the computer refuses to boot. I press power, the caps lock key will flash for about 30 seconds and then power off. Nothing else turns on, there's no error message or anything. I assume this is some problem with the RAM but I have tried resetting it and switching it around but to no avail. I'm away from home at the moment so I can't put the old sticks back in to see if that will fix it. Is there anything else I can try to fix this? Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide.

A:Dell Vostro 1500 Flashing Caps Lock, no boot-up

Hello there.

The first thing you would need to do is swap the new sticks with the old sticks to see if the computer boots up. If it does, then your RAM is either faulty, some settings need to be tweaked or there could possibly be incompatibilities. Post back when you get the chance to test the old memory.

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First time poster, long time lurker (even before my join date). Before posting, I would like to thank this forum for solving many of the problems I have had with my laptops and desktops over the past year. Usually, I search and find answers and trial and error till my issue is fixed.

So a very big thank you to all the members here who have unknowingly helped me in the past.

Now, onto my issue:

I have a Dell Vostro 1500 that is experiencing extremely slow boot times (3-5 minutes). When I press the power button, the laptop flashes the Dell logo, the loading bar fills (2-3 seconds) and then the screen goes blank and there is a blinking cursor at the top left of the screen. The laptop stays this way for about 3-5 minutes before loading my operating system.

I have ruled out the hard drive by pulling hard drives from my other laptops and booting to them. The issue persists no matter which drive I use. It will still boot to the operating system, it just takes 3-5 minutes.

Following that, I have taken the laptop apart, cleaned it using a can of compressed air, checked the heat sink for thermal compound wear, pulled and reseated the RAM from both locations, pulled and reseated other connectors such as keyboard, monitor etc.

So far, nothing has improved the boot times. I have run out of options and even after searching this forum I still haven't found this particular issue listed or solved. Most blinking cursor issues I came across were machines that refused to boot into th... Read more

A:Dell Vostro 1500 - Blinking Cursor Issue (Yes, I searched prior to posting)

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I have a dell vostro 1500 that has started getting a horizontal line down the middle of the screen and showing the same info on the top and bottom. The computer also crashes sometimes so quickly the blue screen of death doesn't even show up.

I believe from googling around that I have a bad NVIDIA G8400 video card, part of which Dell won't replace out of warranty since it's not soldered in.

I see in the link instructions on how to replace the video card, so that's what I plan on doing.

Does this seem like the right approach to fix my problem?

I am mostly an internet surfer / quicken user...what kind of inexpensive video card should I buy? Any suggestions on good sites to buy from would be appreciated.

Thanks for any help!


A:Recommend Video Card - Dell Vostro 1500 - NVIDIA G84 Recall Related

Hi Eric,

My Vostro 1500 just died. I've owned it for 1 year and a half. It's out of warranty and it's not included on the list of "affected" models. I can't call to dell right now to hear their (predictable and negative) answer about this.

Have you had any more news about this? Could you get it fixed? Do you know other Vostro 1500 users having the same problem? Any information you can give me would be really useful, as you may have noticed that there aren't many 1500 users reported of having the issue.

I'll be waiting for your reply.


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Okay, i've been through all manner of fun stuff with this computer and i recently reformatted to vista(long story), and everything has been fine for months. a few days ago windows media player stopped responding, and now after starting windows normally, after a few minutes everything stops responding. i see this person had the same problem- "Runs fine in safe mode but runs like Mud otherwise" - and it sounds like it was fixed but i read on another post that doing ComboFix without any real knowledge could be very harmful. i did run a kaspersky scan and windows full scan and no threats were detected. if anyone is patient enough to help me fix this blasted thing please let me know. thanks for your time!

A:My Dell Vostro 1500 running Vista works well only in "safe mode"

May be caused by a dying power supply

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Hi Guys I Just Know You Will Help. I Have A Vostro 1500 Vista I Have A Email Box In The Tool Bar But I Cant Open My Email From Here. I Have One A The Top Which I Can Open . Now The 1 On The Tool Box Is Better Cause It Gives Me A Split Screen So Really I Want To Use This 1. If I Go To System Restore It Comes Back But I Cant Keep Doing That Any Ideas Xx

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I have a vostro 1500...and it comes with
1.4ghz dual core
4 gb ram
gm 965 express chipset

I get really low fps in cs 1.6 and when someone turns on the flashlight i get 4 fps...I get about 25-30 fps constantly which is bad because I play Gaming Leagues..

I really need help...T_T

A:Low Fps for CS 1.6 on Vostro 1500

I would advise you to update all your chipset graphics drivers.

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Hello learned sirs,

I have recently bought a Dell Vostro 1014 Laptop. it has been acting up recently a lot and the following is occuring :
1. automatic crashing of system
2. BSOD ( i have attached the dump files and all the other files after running the program as listed in instructions)
3. freezes in between randomly, sometimes even in middle of startups.
4. i am not even able to run HDD regenerator to see wether i have bad sectors or not
5. i have a small doubt that in addition, when i plug in my charger it freezes up again as well.
6. i was not having these problems for over last 8 months . Please Help

PS NOTE : i do surf the web a lot, i use torrents but i also have Malwarebytres anti malware and MS security essentials installed on my system.

Any help will be greatly appreciated...

A:BSOD dell vostro 1014, hangs when charging, auto shut downs

Don't have both Malwarebytes and MSE running at the same time. They will conflict with each other if they both have AV engines running simultaneously.

Anyways, you have hardware failure, most likely CPU/Mobo/PSU. Most of your bugchecks are 0x124 WHEA errors reporting consistently that the bus for your CPU internal L0 cache is failing. There's also heavy corruption going on with a good bit of the other bugchecks.

If you want, you should first try and update all Dell drivers, especially your BIOS and CPU/chipset drivers. While I doubt this will resolve the issue, there are rare cases which this is caused by BIOS problems or even a messed up/buggy chipset driver.

Your laptop should still be under warranty. You'll need to send it to Dell and have them service or replace the laptop. There's nothing here that you can - nor are you permitted - replace on your own.

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Press F12 a few times after the power button and boot to the Dell diagnostics.  Run an extended test on the hard drive - which you will likely find returns a failure code, meaning the drive has failed.

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Hello Friends,

I have a Vostro 1500 laptop with dated configuration. Can I upgrade my processor to intel i5 and increase my RAM from existing 4GB limit to 16 GB. Please advice.


A:Vostro 1500 upgrade

I have a Vostro 1500 laptop with dated configuration.Click to expand...

What do you mean by dated configuration?

Can I upgrade my processor to intel i5 and increase my RAM from existing 4GB limit to 16 GB. Click to expand...

The only hardware upgrade option that most laptops has is adding more RAM.

Yours is already maxed out with 4 GB of DDR2 RAM.

There is no way that you can magically make it accept 16 GB of RAM.

That model laptop comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Even if its processor was user-upgradeable, I doubt that it can use an Intel Core i5.


That model laptop is about 8 years old, so I'm guessing yours came with Windows XP 32-bit or Windows Vista 32-bit.

What's the "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?


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I have a vostro 1500 and recently after updating to XP Service Pack 3 from Service Pack 2 I lost the ability to browse the internet. The status bar wireless icons indicate that I am connected to the wireless network but I have no Gateway or Client IP addresses. I have tried system restores but my computer cannot restore for some reason. Any ideas would be helpful, thanks.

A:Vostro 1500 Wireless Problems

would you let us know how connected - make and model of router/modem etc
would you post the following please
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway shown in above ipconfig /all}
Post back the results
rightclick in... Read more

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Hi there everyone,

My family recently got a new DELL Vostro 1500 laptop for general use -- we've had it about five months or so. Anyway, the other day I realised that the scrolling capabilities on the touch pad are no longer working.

Anyone have any ideas on what has gone wrong, and how to fix it?

Thanks for any help in advance.


A:VOSTRO 1500 -- Scroll Trouble...

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My laptop, vostro 1500, Model: 22PL, Service Tag: BB24HD1 has recently started giving beep codes on bootup.  I believe the code that it is sending is  2-4-4 followed by 10 beeps.  Also I am having keyboard problems.  The SHIFT c, d, e, don't work.  I am only able the use them with the shift-lock key.
I have upgraded to Windows 10.  I have run a full diagnostic scan and it can find any errors.  I have also reseated the keyboard cable and memory module several times with no change.

A:Vostro 1500 beep codes problem

Unfortunately, Windows 10 is not supported on this computer. 
Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected.
Below is a link that shows what the beep codes represent on the Optiplex and Vostro computers.
Dell Optiplex and Vostro Beep Codes and Error Messages.

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I updated an old laptop, Dell Vostro 1500 from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Everything is great, the touch pad works, it is much faster than it used to be, only thing is, none of the 4 USB ports work.
I've gone to dell's website, all I get is an alert that says device is not compatible with Windows 10 and that everything is up to date. I haven't been able to find the specific drivers on intel's site and their program detects everything is also up to date
I googled and can't find anything other than sites like driver scape, which I know nothing about
Under device manager, there are 14 items under USB, there are 7 USB Family Universal Host Controller with numbers from 2830-2836A
And then there are 7 USB Root Hub with an error symbol. When I check properties I get "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged (code 19)"
I've tried uninstalling and scanning for changes, that didnt work. I also tried CCleaner's registry fix
What are my options, is there any way to get USB ports to work on my laptop?
Thank You

A:USB Ports not working in Windows 10 after updating laptop (Vostro 1500)

Hi Benny,
Please see my previous reply to jtrand02 and check the link for the list of compatible systems.
Your system model is not compatible to work with W10. I would advise you to stay with W7/W8.1 unless you want to try your luck with W10.
Let us know if you have any other questions.

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Hey, im having some issues. I have a DELL inspiron 5100 laptop and i just recently removed a virus that almost destroyed my hard drive, I got it to work fine but after a few days of use it started to freeze up on the DELL loading screen on the start up, i accidently pressed the F12 key and it took me to a screen with different ways to start up XP, like through the Hard drive or a disk.
i selected to run offthe hard drive and it froze up any help?


A:[SOLVED] Dell inspiron 1500 laptop freezes after DELL loading screen

hi, after you hit F12 did you see the diagnostics program at all? Ordinarily I would say It may be worthwhile running a scan on the hard drive if you can. But, I see you removed a virus, can you tell me if it was with the help of the antimalware section on this forum? or did you just remove it yourself? I need to know if you are absolutely sure you removed all traces of the virus - if you had the help of a forum they would have given you the "all clear". Have you tried starting in safe mode at all?

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hi there,

i am a new user, and since past week my laptop has not been operating correctly. I am not a techie person, but feel I am fairly good with computers in general, but this problem I have is a strange one.

I am using a Dell Inspiron on Vista, and recently every time I start up my laptop, I see the big Dell logo load up as normal, and then it goes to the blue updates screen, and then runs the timer saying 'update 1 of 3' and it will run up to nearly 100% complete for the first update and then the laptop will turn off by itself, restart and then its back to the same updates screen again. This will keep happening continuously each time I switch the system on. Its nothing to do with the power either as this happens even when its plugged in.

One time I actually switched it on (after it being off for 3 days) and it loaded onto the normal Windows menu screen, and I instantly loaded my Kaspersky software to run a scan, which it started, and then the laptop shut down and then again back to the blue updates screen, which it has been doing constantly since then.

I even tried the Diagnostics scan which you do on start up by pressing F12 (I think), which didn't come up with any problems, and then when Diagnostics scan was finished, it again went back to the blue updates screen.

I even tried pressing Ctrl + F11 on switching on the laptop, trying to get it to erase everything and go back to factory standard, but even that wasn't working. I don't mind losing ... Read more

A:Help! Constant windows updates running then shut down! (dell inspiron vista)


Can you boot into safe mode?

Switch on your laptop and instantly start tapping F8, if you get to the selection screen, select Safe Mode.

If this works trying restoring your laptop back to a day or two before you downloaded the latest updates for now.

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Hi, I had a GPU fail in my Dell Vostro 1500 laptop. The card that failed was an NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS. The Vostro laptop actually can accept an NVIDIA 8600 GT card too. So I ordered the replacement part from Dell for the 8600 and they shipped me a refurbished unit.
The surgery to put in the new card took all night for hack like to do. I did not look carefully at the refurbished unit they shipped me as I was nervous handling the card (that I might break it).
But when I turned on the laptop after the installation, I did not get a pause at the BIOS saying “I see new hardware” like I did when I upgraded the RAM.
After the computer booted up I uninstalled the 8400 driver and then installed the 8600 driver. There was a snag at it’s possible that Windows automatically reinstalled the 8400 driver during one the required reboots but I KNOW that I wrote the 8600 driver over top at least (I had hoped to do a clean uninstall then reinstall but Windows tried to grab a driver for me).
So now when I right click on computers, properties device manager it shows the video as still the 8400 card. The 8400 card I removed has a sticker on it that says KU907 on it. The invoice for the 8600 that Dell sent for the 8600 says KU907 on it too.
I think I was sent the wrong part from Dell (I paid a higher price for the 8600 GPU) . Is it possible that a legacy driver is making the Vostro think it has the 8400 when the part IS an 8600. Or when I go to the Device Manager, does the computer physically c... Read more

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I found this list on the Dell site that tells you whether they have tested a particular model for its ability to be upgraded to Windows 10.   The Dell Vostro 3550 is not on the list of about 20 Vostro models, some with lower model numbers ,  some higher.   Will they ever test it?? 
  If you try to upgrade,  windows 10 copies files and then in the 2nd of the three major sections of the upgrade (where you have that big circle in the middle of the screen)  it just goes to a blank screen and then all disk activity ceases and it becomes well hung.   Of course now, the machine thinks its os is win 10 and you cannot go back to a win 7 recover point .  So you just lose all your data and apps and restore the factory image and then install 208 windows 7 updates and it takes like 8 hours in all.
Sounds like a similar problem that people had with Vostros going from win 7 to win 8.   Why not fix it.  

A:Windows 10 Upgrade - why isnt Dell Vostro 3550 on the list from Dell ?

Well, after spending the better part of whole day trying to figure out why somebody else's Dell Vostro 3550 was not displaying anything after an even longer period of downloading the Windows 10 upgrade (from Windows 7 in this case) it turns out the fix required was to upgrade the BIOS to A11 (end of 2012).

Hopefully this might save someone a wasted day in their lives. Before this I spent some hours before figuring out that the machine was in fact booting - only the display was black. So then it was a matter of figuring out key strokes to use (blind) to shut down and also enable the menu for safe mode. Safe mode worked, and so then more hours trying to work around the issue before finally stumbling onto some stuff online where the BIOS upgrade was mentioned - apparently also an issue with Windows 8?

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Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10.
Notebook rebooted:
1.Fireed power led,
2.Powered up hdd led for 2sec. Turn it off.
3.Stops ...
No Dell Logo, no beeps, can't go into Bios.
LCD test works OK.
Remove Ram module, powered up and listen beep's
Pressing END key and power Notebook does nothing.
Any idea?

A:Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10

Yes. I did it.
Laptop have Phoenix bios.
Phoenix Bios have has restored procedure from USB Flash.
This steps to restore BIOS:
1.Get USB flash below 4Gb.
2.Format it to FAT.
3.Get your flash update from Dell Store - xxxx.exe
4.Run cmd.exe and in command prompt run xxxx.exe /writehdrfile
5.Copy extracted Bios.cap to flash drive.
6.Turn off laptop.
Next step 7,8 may be not needed but I did it.
7.Disconnected all perihpericals including battery and charger.
8.Disconnect HDD
9.Plugged the usb drive on the laptop at the right side.
10.Hold END key
11,Pluged the powercord and relase the END key 1 second after the power cord is in.
12.USB led on stick blinked fast and we see Bios Recovery Process on screen.
13.After finish notebook reboots and worked fine.

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I was wondering if anyone would be so kind to assist with a problem that suddenly started with my second computer (Dell Vostro 400)
Its running windows 7 home premium and all the sudden it now stops at the Dell bios version screen. It did this a couple times the lastfew days, but when I restarted it, it booted ok, but when I checked on it later then the computer was frozen again with a black screen.  I have borrowed another computer from work and swapped out the hard drive, and it works fine with the other computer (same hardware). So I dont think its the hard drive. Any advice on this would be much appreciated.

A:Dell Vostro 400 - freezes right away at Dell bios version screen

Oh, I should mention that I do hear one beep and then the Dell screen shows up and then freezes.

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started with a wireless printer spitting out paper with a line of jiberish across the top, the printer company tells me it is the software in computer . called dell and removed 8 of 9 virus but could not get the last one to delite, and still having problems with virus, ran malware scan and received back 8 files contaminated.

A:dell vistro 1500 virus infections

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

a link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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hello i would like to know if can do a case transfer on a dell inspiron 660s to a vostro 200 case, i have been looking all over but it seems that they both have the same form factor Micro-Atx so i wanted to know before i try and attempt it or spend the money on it.

A:Dell inspiron 660S to dell Vostro 200 case

Hi zixzen,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
You can access the manual of both the system on our Dell Support site, which will give you the dimensions for the case.
If you have any other query, please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.

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Dell Vostro 3700 Laptop running Windows 7 64-bit, Service Tag 4QD3ZM1.

NVidia identifies the display controller as GeForce GT 330M and gives the following message; but, there are no display drivers offered by Dell for this system, at least not by model or service tag numbers.
Installed DriverRecommended
UpdateGeForce GT 330M--The manufacturer of this system requires that you download the driver for your GPU from their support site.

The GeForce M series and GeForce Go series notebook GPUs use drivers that have been customized by the notebook manufacturers to support hot key functions, power management functions, lid close and suspend/resume behavior. NVIDIA has worked with some notebook manufacturers to provide notebook-specific driver updates, however, most notebook driver updates must come from the notebook manufacturer. Additionally, the desktop GeForce graphics drivers will not install on Geforce M series and Quadro M series notebook GPU's.Click to expand...

A:Solved: Dell Vostro 3700 needs drivers not available from Dell

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I bought my Dell Vostro 3800 ST almost 2 years ago, sadly I didn't really do my research before I bought it, and it turns out, card that came with it wasn't really great for gaming and it's nearing the end of it's life.
So I'm planning to buy proper card, but my tower is waaay to slim to fit in it comfortably.
So my question is, will I be able to take my motherboard to another, non-Dell case? If so, what type of case would be good? I did try to find online, what type of motherboard it is, but if there's an answer to that question, I can't find or understand it.
I'd be grateful for any help provided :)

A:Will my motherboard from Dell Vostro 3800 ST fit into non-Dell case?

It's more or less a micro-ATX board so it will likely fit a standard case.  That said, wiring the power switch, hard drive LEDs, etc. will be difficult - they're not standard and it may be a lot of trial and error to make work.

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I have been getting internet speeds of 300/300 on a 1500/1500 WDSL
connection for the last few days. Tech support hasn's been much help.
I just wanted to be sure I didn't have any Hijackthis/malware problems.
I have good ping/traceroute times (under 100), and I have done the usual resetting the modem/router etc.
I ran cwshredder, spybot, and adaware & did 2 online virus scans.
PC is running normally otherwise.
Thanks for checking it in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:26:24 PM, on 09/10/05
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPWinLct.exe
C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHost.exe
C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPFUSMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\i... Read more

A:getting 300up/250down on 1500/1500 WDSL connection, help with Hijack This LOG

Your log looks clean to me
One Question do you have any fingerprint reading software installed on your computer??????

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Hi, I tried to exchange the 40GB disc for a 1500GB seagate barracuda 7200.11 disc but the Dell Optiplex gx620 doesn't recognize it. I installed the latest Bios A11 from Dell but it still doesn't recognize it. I mounted a 750GB Samsung drive and no problem. Is there a limit on the drive size in this computer? Thanks, Martin

A:Dell Optiplex gx620 Seagate 1500 Gbytes

There may be a limit present in the BIOS (or by the SATA controller) for large drives. Aside from trying a BIOS update (which didn't work), you may be out of luck.

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My Vostro 230 HD crashed I got a new drive installed it but when I boot the pc and tell it in the boot startup to boot from dvd it says no boot device. I used another dvd from a vostro 230 and same results. Does the Dell system restore dvd boot? If not how do I restore the system if so what am I doing wrong?
Thanks for any ideas.

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Has anyone found win 7 64 or Vista 64 drivers for this card later version than

Ref: e1505.i6400 laptops have this card


A:Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card

Hi vlsi99xx, I have an I9400 with this card ,I use this driver Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States] it's for vista 64bit install in compatibility mode with admin rights

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I just bought 2 new systems from Dell. An XPS 410 and an Inspiron E1505 (Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz) 2GB 677Mhz RAM, 100 GB 7200 RPM Seagate Hard Drive, 256MB nVidia 7300 graphics card and Dell 1500 Draft N Wireless Card). I want to know what router I should get that will give me the best short range speeds with my Draft N Wireless Card. I dont care about long range speeds. My livingroom (where I want to use my notebook) is about 25-30 feet from where the router will be. I cant decided between Netgears WPNT834 RangeMax 240 Wireless Router or Netgears WNR834B RangeMax NEXT Draft 802.11n Wireless Router. Or is there another router that would work better? I like to play online games ie (City Of Heroes, City Of Villains, D&D, Guild Wars) Whatever would be best for online gaming.

A:Fastest router for Dell 1500 Draft N Wireless Card?

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Have searched and searched for this writer info but found nothing. This is a burner in a T3302 E Machines tower. About 3 months ago I burned a backup of her hard drive to CDs using an older Acronis TI version. I have now acquired and installed Acronis TrueImage and tried to burn to DVD media. Won't do it so I tried to find any firmware updates; can't even find the burner on the web; which is IDE\CDRom HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC44828. Any help anyone? As usual TIA.
Oh, and I tried 2 different media; including TDK.
She runs WinXP Pro SP2 also.

A:FIRMWARE updates for DVD/CDRW in wife's T3302 tower

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usually when i press the minus button on the allinone it allows me to adjust the brightness now it just does auto adjust 

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I HATE modern networking with every fiber of my being. Once upon a time, networking was simple. To support huge corporate networks Microsoft has made it into a nightmare for home users.

Last week I upgraded to Win10. My wife backs up here win7 data on my backup drive. She is on the same wired network a I. After my upgrade she could not access the folder to backup her data. Everything was working for three years before the upgrade. In spite of all the assurances from Microsoft that functioning would remain the same I discovered the Win10 upgrade had changed the permissions. I redid them to allow everyone to read/write to her backup folder. Problem solved for a few days. Now, once again, she cannot access her backup folder. The permission changes I made remain but she gets a message asking for the "network username and password." After much googling I'm almost certain there's no such thing as a "network password." Since a network password does not exist it's impossible to supply one.

I can see her computer and access it. She can see my computer but cannot access it for the reason stated above.

Anyone know how to get past this roadblock?

A:My Wife's Wife's Win7 Macine Cannot Access my Win10 Machine.

You operate your PC as an administrator? In that case it may help to define a user "mywife" and a password, and to set the sharing and security settings for this user.

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hi i have a dell vostro 360, and im just wondering if i need to to upgrade my Dedicated Video RAM. i want to play games on the pc but when i check if it will play a game i allways fail on the video ram, i just want to know if i can resolve this problem.

A:dell vostro 360 do i need to upgrade

johnboy18, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Unless there is an option in the bios to increase the amount of system ram allocated to graphics, there is nothing to do.

Also can not suggest/recommend a new video card as what you have despite it being sold as a desktop, is nothing more than a laptop built into the monitor with all the same limitations as far as upgrading parts goes.

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I have a dell Vostro and my battery died on me. On the battery it says "Capacity 56Wh". I found some batteries at and they are for my laptop but they are rated different they say " 4600mAh" instead. Can some one tell what the difference between these 2 ratings are. Also there is a battery there that says "6600mAh". Doest this mean it would last longer?


A:Dell Vostro battery

You have to do a conversion, see here for an explanation:
But yes, the higher the number, the longer it will last.

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Dell Vostro - DVD rom missing in Windows
1. booted in safe mode - all normal and no dvd roms
2. went to setup/bios: checked devices: no dvd rom
3. checked boot device priority - dvd rom is listed
4. rebooted laptop and clicked f12 to choose boot device: DVD rom not listed
5. Upgrade bios from a04 to a06 - still the same (tried dvd rom driver - couldnt find drive)
6. removed device - still the same
7. there were a few times that the dvd rom led light lit up during boot - now it doesnt light up at all

*****************anything else, as side from buying another internal dvd drive??????

A:Dell Vostro - DVD rom missing

If you can't see it in setup, Windows won't see it either. If you're out of warranty, it may be time to start looking for another drive.

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Hi Guys,

We installed a couple of new Dell Vostro 460 machines about a month ago.
I have recently noticed random BoD on certain machines.
All machines have the exact same hardware, software, and setup.

We have collected the required Debugging data as per your guide.

Machine Specs are as follows:
Dell Vostro 460
OEM Windows 7 64-Bit Professional
Intel Core i5 2400 3.10 GHz
4GB DDR3 Memory

Please assist.
Thanks in advance.

A:BoD on Dell Vostro 460 - 0x80000000000000

Upgrade/update any products from DameWare, these products found on your system are obsolete
Upgrade to a newer version of Kaspersky Antivirus/security Suite, you seem to be using version 2009
Product Updates

dwvkbd64.sys fffff880`03a77000 fffff880`03a84000 0x0000d000 0x461d519d 12/04/2007 01:22:37
DamewareMini.sys fffff880`04bf5000 fffff880`04bfc000 0x00007000 0x47dd6a14 16/03/2008 22:42:28
klim6.sys fffff880`05471000 fffff880`0547b000 0x0000a000 0x4aae1f02 14/09/2009 14:46:26

kl1.sys fffff880`04096000 fffff880`045bf000 0x00529000 0x4afaa047 11/11/2009 15:30:15
klfltdev.sys fffff880`04a56000 fffff880`04a61000 0x0000b000 0x4a9fb53f 03/09/2009 16:23:27
klif.sys fffff880`03a1f000 fffff880`03a67000 0x00048000 0x4c56e276 02/08/2010 19:21:26
klim6.sys fffff880`05471000 fffff880`0547b000 0x0000a000 0x4aae1f02 14/09/2009 14:46:26

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how to fix error code 0146...msg:error code 2000-0146..msg. hard drive 0

A:dell vostro 1014

That error code refers to a faulty|failed hard drive. :(

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ok would someone please help me, i have a dell Vostro 1510 laptop. Awhile back i downloaded antivirus thinking it would help my computer, come to find out, it destroyed it. After the Antivirus was downloaded, my computer crashed. I couldnt get it to stay on for longer than 2 minutes. Just now i got it to stay on, its been on for almost an hour. The problem is, i dont have a start menu or anything but my background from before. The internet is completely not working either. it is telling me i need to do stuff with my proxy settings? I need a HTTP: a Secure: a FTP: and a Socks: and also with these four things i need a Port for each of them. You must know i know nothing about computers. i really want to fix it though. could someone please help me if anyone knows what is going on with my laptop??? it would really be appreciated!
Thanks so much, Samantha Jo!

A:Help with Dell Vostro 1510


Can you try booting into Safe Mode. To get into the Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Options Menu". Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

This will hopefully bootup into windows with the START menu available amongst other things.

Then I want you to try a Windows System Restore. You did not mention what operating system is running on the Dell laptop. Assuming it is Windows XP try the following:

To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:

Log on to Windows as an administrator.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
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On the Welcome to System Restore page, click to select the Restore my computer to an earlier time option, and then click Next.
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On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.
Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
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On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
Log on to the computer as an Administrator. Then click OK on the Sys... Read more

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Hi all

I hope someone can help me with my problem. When I turn on the computer I get a black screen that says one or two things:

PXE-E61: Media test failure check cable
PXE-M0F-exiting broadcom PXE Rom.

Operating System not found

or Press F12 and any button

So when I press F12 and enter I get a screen that says Boot menu

Hard drive
USB storage
CD Rom Drive
Removable device
Broad com PXE

I hit hard drive and the computer turns on and operates normally except for internet use. For some reason I cannot connect. I added my network but it still won't work.

Any idea why it won't turn on sometimes and I get the operating system not found message and why when I hit the hard drive button it turns on like normal. I know I need a new adapter as it always say that it is unrecognizable and will not charge battery. I might need a new battery as well. I think I got that message before it stopped signing on normally. It has been a few years I sort of just put this computer to the side and got a new one when it went all wonky.

P.S. my computer knowledge and verbiage is practically nill so try and be as simple as possible.

A:Dell Vostro 1000

PXE-E61: Media test failure check cable
It usually means that at start up it did not find the hard drive, Cd but is trying to boot from the Network card.

Remove the hard drive - check the contacts and then reseat the hard drive.
Check in the Bios and see if the Bios sees the hard drive.
A dead Bios [Cmos] battery can also be the cause.

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Hello all, My friend has Vista Basic 32 bit. She has a Dell Vostro 400. Well since she added the E machine Monitor she has had to always push F1 to get it to go in start up mode. Well now she says, she has to continually push F1 until it goes into startup mode. So we are not sure what is going on.
It says there is an extra graphic's download or something like that. How do we fix this issue?
Thanks for any help you can provide.

A:Dell Vostro 400 gets stuck on F1 HELP!!

I doubt anyone here will know what you are talking about from your first post (hence why you got no replies in a week), so, additional clearer information will be needed.
Do you mean she plugged in a new LCD monitor, or that she installed some e machine monitoring software?
What is "start up mode"? Why does she have to push F1, what happens if she doesn't push F1?
What "says there is an extra graphic's download or something like that"  Do you mean that when you get into windows it tries to install some sort of graphics driver for a new graphics device or something?
Are you able to get into windows?

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The fan constantly on and goes off for a sec then on and its making some weird noise, the laptop is barely 20 hours old !!!!!!!!!!!

note the fan speed is low

A:Dell Vostro 5459 fan keeps going and on and off

The same here. Why hasn't anybody answered? This is an issue! :(
I wonder what exactly is heating all the time, it is something placed uder "1" - "7" keys.

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I got a Dell Vostro 1700 today from a buddy he sold cheap cause he did not want to put the effort into find the password that nobody seems to know... okay ill walk you through how it happens.

1. Turn on Power
2. Dell loading screen
3. Screens that says (will type whole Screen)

Dell Inc.
This computer system, #714CCG1-595B, is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password.
Please type in the system or administrator password and press <Enter>.

That is where im stuck... if you happen to know the way to either terminate the password or how to get the password from Dell... Please Reply ASAP


A:Dell Vostro 1700 HELP PLEASE

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Hi, i just installed windows 7 on my dell vostro a860. I was checking the cd's that came along wiht the laptop when i bought it and i didnt find any drivers for display or sound.

Although everything works with the windows7 built in drivers, do i need to install any additional driver for sound or display?

A:Dell Vostro Drivers?

Quote: Originally Posted by priosteel

Hi, i just installed windows 7 on my dell vostro a860. I was checking the cd's that came along wiht the laptop when i bought it and i didnt find any drivers for display or sound.

Although everything works with the windows7 built in drivers, do i need to install any additional driver for sound or display?

Hi PrioSteel! Try going to Start->Right-Click On Computer->At the left bar click on Device Manager (You may get a UAC Prompt, just accept it) Check if any Devices have an Exclamation Mark on their icon (See ScreenShot) If they do, the device needs drivers.

If a user helps you,click the scales above their post and click I Approve.

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password dell vostro 1400



A:help dell vostro 1400

read the FAQs please:

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I have a dell vostro 200 pc.I got a problem with it turn on and off automatically and have a yellow light on power button.I disconnect all cables and reconnect but the problem is not fixed.please tell me a solution.Thanks in advance!

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This is the Log I got from Combofix, They said i should post this and someone would analyze this and help me out.Anyone have any suggestions. My computer has been really slow, freezes up, doesn't start up right. I Believe there is a virus or malware. even tho malwarebytes didn't find anything. I need help. LOG:ComboFix 10-10-04.02 - Shelly 10/05/2010 10:41:35.1.2 - x86Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.1918.1071 [GMT -5:00]Running from: c:\users\Shelly\Desktop\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\users\Shelly\AppData\Roaming\inst.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-09-05 to 2010-10-05 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2010-10-05 15:48 . 2010-10-05 15:48 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp2010-10-05 14:04 . 2010-10-05 14:04 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Shelly\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes2010-10-05 14:04 . 2010-04-29 20:39 38224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys2010-10-05 14:04 . 2010-10-05 14:04 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware2010-10-05 14:04 . 2010-10-05 14:04 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Malwarebytes2010-10-05 14:04 . 2010-04-29 20:39 20952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys2010-10-01 01:45 . 2009-09-1... Read more

A:I Own a Dell Vostro 1000 I need help!

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please downloa... Read more

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Hi and help!!!!
Reinstalled win7 pro 64bit on a dell vostro 320 using the dell os disk. Put the dell drivers disc in to find it only contained something to do with powersaving.
Tried to connect to internet but Windows Network Diagnostics could not find network adapter drivers.
Could someone advise which basic drivers I require to connect to the net so that I can get the dell site to update the remaining drivers. Device manager says I need the Ethernet driver but I can't find that on the Dell site. How can I tell which software is required (or what I have in my pc)?
All I have is the pc and the two dell discs.
Many thanks.

A:Dell Vostro Drivers

Hi and welcome to TSF it is under network sometimes called lan or ethernet but all the same thing Drivers for Vostro 320

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Hello all, My friend has Vista Basic 32 bit. She has a Dell Vostro 400. Well since she added the E machine Monitor she has had to always push F1 to get it to go in start up mode. Well now she says, she has to continually push F1 until it goes into startup mode. So we are not sure what is going on.'
Can any of you help us with this issue...

Thanks heaps.

A:Dell Vostro 400 gets stuck on F1 HELP!!

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DELL Desktop PC Vostro 230 MT just upgrated from 4gb to 8gb no issues

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Hello all. I have a Dell Vostro 400 that will turn on, but will not boot up Windows Vista.
After the boot up screen with all of the options and everything, it says "Boot from CD..." and then just goes to a blank screen. I've tried to change the boot order but to no avail.
Could this be a hard drive failure?

A:Solved: Dell Vostro 400 Help?

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Hi Folks,
I'm new here and this is my very first post. I'm unsure if this question has been posted already so apologies in advance if it has.
Basically, I have a DELL Vostro tower that currently has 1GB RAM. I bought a 2GB Crucial RAM DDR3L stick which i thought was compatible. However when i insert the RAM and swich on I get a double beep.
Can anyone please advise me what i'm doing wrong here as I really dont know what to do next.
I was thinking the problem may be that the RAM is DDR3L instead of DDR3, however i'm really not sure.
Any help from anyone would be very much appreciated.
Thank you.

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I m new here today to ask about a laptop because i would like to buy for my new office as read here Dell Vostro V130 Laptop Review – Business Purpose so very curious to know howz it useful for office because i m running a stock market business in my office so today morning i was searching a laptop over net and i was arrived on this story.

Mentioned many features in it and specially build for business purpose so i m little bit interested on it.

But before i buy i would like to take suggestion of your.


A:Dell Vostro V130

I don't see anything appealing in the review you posted. It has Intel video, which is commonly known for poor performance. You might need video performance because you would do a lot of graphs. ( I think, for a stock trading business )

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I have this dell vostro 1000 I got from a friend it was in bad shape it was filthy and had all kinds of viruses so me and my daughter who just started school for comput repair clean it all up replaced the fan,the hard drive and the memory, now the thing is we have the operating system disk and the disk for the drivers but it reject them is there something missing like another disk I need help.

A:I have this dell vostro 1000

I have this dell vostro 1000 I got from a friendClick to expand...

What's the "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on that Dell Vostro 1000 laptop?

What's the exact Windows version on its Certificate-Of-Authenticity sticker?
we have the operating system disk and the disk for the drivers but it reject themClick to expand...

Did the Windows reinstall disc and drivers disc come with that laptop?


Note: That laptop appears to be designed for and supports Windows XP and Windows Vista 32-bit.


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Dell Vostro 1000 (which had Vista Home Basic).

This laptop had no issues, but I wanted to install a new OS.

I have done ("several times") a complete reformat and fresh install with a Windows 7 Professional, as well as, Vista Home Premium.

I have updated BIOS and Chipset drivers as well. The PC was not doing this prior to any reformat or full install, so its only after these processes

The screen continues to blackout, but the PC is still running. I do a hard power off and it comes back up, but continues to have the video go black constantly. I have read on the forum about this issue, but I have done all it states to do to try and remedy this problem.

Any help in resolving this issue, would be appreciated.

A:Dell Vostro 1000

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I have a Dell Vostro 1500 running WinXP Home. No sound. I do get the system beeps; there is no longer a volume icon in the tray. I think I am missing something like the name of the soundcard under "other devices". See picture~It indicates a hardware conflict and I have run that diagnostic with no result. I have downloaded updated drivers.....I have read so many solutions I am thoroughly confused..... So, I purchased a Soundblaster USB sound card, followed the directions to no avail. Then I read :"If you think you have a sound card installed but you don't see it under the Sound, video and game controllers category, expand the Other devices category and check the devices listed there.
Laptops don't usually have sound cards. Instead, they have integrated sound processors, which appear in the same category in Device Manager. If there's a yellow question mark next to the name of the sound card in Device Manager, there might be a problem.
Right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.
Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.
If there's a problem, you might need a new driver for your sound card. For more information, see Step 3: Update drivers." I have done that.
"If your computer uses onboard sound which is built into the motherboard then make sure it is enabled in the BIOS. If you are using an actual PCI soundcard then the onboard audio should be disabled." M... Read more

A:No sound from Dell Vostro

Go to the Dell Drivers site for your model Drivers & Downloads | Dell US and download the Chipset (Ricoh and Intel) Drivers and then reinstall the Sigmatel Audio Driver

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Hello. I have a Dell Vostro with the windows 7 operating system and an Intel Core 2 duo processor. I've had it for 15 months and I've never had any problems other than occasional freeze ups. Now, I switched to Century Link (not sure if relevant) but around 6 pm (Mountain time) the internet slowed down substantially and froze my webpages and it seemed like my entire computer stopped responding. So I held down the power button. When I tried to reboot, I chose the safety one to see if any files were damaged or corrupted. Unfortunately instead of showing me something, I only see the Windows 7 blue screen with the leaves and bird. I left it alone for 20 minutes, nothing. So I shut it down and tried again. Same thing.

I've never had any problems and I'm horrible when it comes to computers. I'm using an old Dell and it's horribly slow and ancient. I would really appreciate any help or advice you can give me.

A:Dell Vostro will not start up

Can you boot up in safe mode?

How to boot into safe mode in Windows 7

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Can you tell me that which Os is more stable on Vostro 1400 notebook.

A:Which one is best OS for Dell vostro 1400 ???

This usually ships with Vista basic - which is as much use as a chocolate teapot. You can upgrade to vista premium or bite the downgrade bullet and take it to an OS XP Home or PRo that is established with at least 3 service packs. You don't include any specs - so answers may be vague as a result. Give us PC info. and we may be ale to help.

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Hi i chose following customizable settings - Can u Comment and suggest !

It will be so nice off u if u contrast Specially on following things

-- Processor cache, RAM Size, maximum HDD Size, battery, wireless adapter type.


Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T5870
2.0GHz, 2MB Cache, 800 MHZ FSB

DOS Operating system ( NO CHOICE )

2GB (2 X 1024MB ) 667 MHZ Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM

160 GB SATA Hard Drive

Internal 8x DVD+-/RW Combination with dual layerwrite capabilites

Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Black LCD Cover with Camera

Dell(TM) Wireless 1395 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card

Floppy Drive - NONE

1year next business day onsite service

1year complete cover

9-cell 85whr lithium Ion Primary Battery

No case

90W AC Adapter

Dell(TM) Premium Optical Mouse

A:DELL Vostro 1400 - Best BUY ?

All the above is meaningless until we know how you intend to use it.
Are you buying this from Best Buy?
What OS do you intend to install?
Why not buy direct from Dell?
What's the price?

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double finger scrolling is not working in my touchpad ...  
there is no option to set scrolling in mouse settings.
does this model doesn't support scrolling on touchpad?

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I have a Dell Vostro 270 desktop which was left on overnight, now it won't come out of low power mode or start up.  Purchased in July2013.
I could hold the front power switch in for a few seconds to power down but now the PC wont power up.  I press the button (turns white) fan spins but then the power button on the front panel turns off automatically.  The PC then just seems to repeat this without user intervention but gets no further.
I did pull the power cord out of the back so that the green light on the psu goes out and then re-inserted the cord several hours later and the PC started again.
However now it won't start again (not tried the power cord removal again yet) any ideas ? Google seems to bring up similar issues but no definitive answers.
Any ideas please ?

A:Dell Vostro 270 won't start up

Have you tried removing all memories and power up the system?? Try with 1 memory at a time. 
If the issue is still the same, then either the PSU and/or motherboard is faulty

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I've downloaded the drivers from dell, tried a couple others, and still winamp gives me "bad directsound drivers"... its not just the winamp configuration--absolutely no sound comes out. The sound used to work perfectly when i was using vista on this same computer (dell vostro 200), but with XP i've had no luck whatsoever. what can i do? is compatibility so messed up that I should just go for a new sound card?

A:No Sound Dell Vostro 200 Xp Pro

fixed it!!!!!

for those of you with the same problem, xp just had to find the drivers... sounds obvious, i know, but it was under "PCI device", and i also had to install dell media card readers, smarcard updates from microsoft update, and when i clicked "reinstall driver" for the pci device with a yellow exclamation point, said install it for me, blue progress bars went by, a beep came out of the speakers and i leapt with fright and joy!

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