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Dell XPS 15 L521X BIOS Password Reset

I need to reset my bios password on my Dell XPS 15z as I cant get it to boot. I have tried removing CMOS battery and battery and seeing if that will do it but no luck. Any ideas maybe there a jumper ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 error code 2000-0146, hard drive failure

i accidentally dropped my machine (Dell N5050) and now it wont boot. I ran the diagnostics i I got this error code 2000 0146. I used Ubuntu to retrieve few of imp data. Now windows wont start even, i ...
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Showing White screen on laptop

My dell inspiron i5 laptop is showing a white screen ,and nothing else is getting displayed. The battery was fully charged and so the power supply was off (i.e. the charger was not connected) and I ...
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How to configure swipe gestures on Win 8.1 for a Dell Venue 8 Pro

I would like to change the touch swipe gestures for a Dell Venue 8 Pro. Similar to this quesiton: Modify or disable Windows 8 swipe gestures on touchpad / laptop however the hardware does not support ...
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sennheiser MM550 bluetooth wireless headset will not connect to windows 8.1

I have sennheiser MM550 headset that is not recognized by windows 8.1 but works fine with windows 7. Why hasn't Microsoft come up with a driver or a fix to install these nice high price wireless ...
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Wi-Fi Driver on Dell N4050?

When i check my device manager i have Dell Wireless 1702 802.11 b/g/n, BT3.0+HS Driver but i have currently installed Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS Driver and now i am thinking to ...
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Dell XPS 15 L502X JBL Subwoofer Crackling Sound [closed]

1. I've researched thoroughly on both Dell community forums and Superuser possible duplicate questions! I've installed the latest Realtek HD Audio Driver It's just this week, I'm experiencing the ...
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Setting hardware clock on Dell BIOS

In an attempt to reset the BIOS and set a new admin username and password; I took out the CMOS battery, held the power button for 20 seconds, then put the battery back in. The system worked fine ...
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Sometimes no sound over headphone jack on Dell E6530 on Windows 8.1

I have a Dell E6530 Laptop with Windows 8.1 64 Bit and the newest sound driver installed (IDT 92HD93 High-Definition Audio Driver 3330_Audio_Driver_C6HVR_WN_1.0.6491.0_A08). Sometimes after booting I ...
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Right Alt key not working properly

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3537 laptop. As you know, we use 'alt+arrow key' to navigate forward or backward in a web browser, file explorer, etc. Now my left 'alt' key is working in this very manner. ...
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Where to get fingerprint scanning software for Dell Latitude E5520?

Does anyone know the name of a software program that will let me use my fingerprint as a password? I recently had to replace the hard drive in my Dell Latitude E5520, and I don't have the drivers and ...
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determining if my video card has gone bad

Recently I re-installed Windows 7 home premium on my Dell Inspiron N5010 Laptop. After booting in, I installed the AMD ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 driver. When I rebooted my computer I got BSOD with code ...
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Dell precision t3600 freezes randomly

My dell precision t3600 freezes randomly and says nVidia driver recovered form error. Some time it freezes and doesn't recover, so to make it work again i have to restart my work station. I tried Dell ...
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Dell Xps M1210 reboot cycle

I just received a Dell xps M1210 laptop to repair. The person I received it from said they have been using it with no problems for 10 years. Then the other day, they were copying files, then suddenly ...
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Dell Inspiron 7737 with Windows 7 Wlan connection fail

I just got my new Dell Inspiron 7737 Laptop and installed Windows 7 on it. I found all the drivers coresponding to this model and all drivers are working well. Now my problem is: First time I ...
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Dell Client System Update

Can this tool be used to download drivers for all supported systems? right now all i see is that it can download drivers for the system that it is installed on. I downloaded the program and looked ...
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Dell Latitude E5430 with PR03X Dock not recoginizing ext HD through eSATA port

I have a Samsung HD103SIf TB drive that originally came in an ext usb caddy. I used it with an older Dell Laptop running Windows XP. It worked fine until one day it would not power on. I pulled the ...
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Install Dell drivers automatically with Windows 7 image

Im working on making win7 images for different model dells. I have all of the drivers on a usb drive and im wondering is there a way to check the updates for all drivers at once and install ...
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I am using touchpad & Mouse pointer on Dell laptop moves on its own

I am using this Dell N 5030 laptop for last 4 years.Recently I changed my hard disc & now I am using touchpad & Mouse pointer on Dell laptop moves on its own It opens files closes ...
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Blank screen, CentOS 6.5

I'm on a Dell PowerEdge 2850, and I recently installed CentOS 6.5, and it worked well for a while, then recently whenever I booted into the OS like after the BIOS screen, everything went blank and it ...
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Dell DRAC 4 connection problems

I recently got an old Dell poweredge 2850. It came with DRAC 4 already installed and set up with the old network it was on. I tried to set it up for the home network i am using it on, but nothing is ...
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Is the Optiplex 980 desktop known to have any defects or reliability issues?

I am using a dell optiplex 980 desktop tower (there are several different towers, a mini tower, a desktop, and a small form factor) running windows 7 at work, and this is the second one I'm on. The ...
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Dell XPS 8500 w Nvidia GeForce 620 goes dark

I moved my system up one floor in my apartment and now video display turns off every 15 mins or so. I've done diagnostics, I've swapped out different configs. Trying to run a Dell 27 in and drive my ...
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laptop not connecting via docking station

I am using Windows 7 Enterprise - Service Pack1. I was previously able to connect my laptop to the LAN via a docking station. However, I can now connect to the LAN through the wire or connect ...
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Touchpad on linux way too slow

Recently my touchpad has gotten to be way too sow on Linux. I use Fedora with a Dell Inspiron 15R. It was working fine for months, but recently is unbearably slow regardless of my speed settings. I ...
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Strange magnets in Dell Vostro 3460

More of a curiosity than a technical question. I have a Dell Vostro 3460 laptop, and I just noticed it has two magnets embedded on both lower right and left corners near the USB ports and headphone ...
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Dell Latitude E6440 Laptop and Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.05

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two interfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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Folder not getting deleted from desktop, gives error “folder is being accessed by other application”

I have 2 folders on my desktop, which doesn't get deleted no matter what i try i get this same error "This folder is being used by another application", I can't rename, I can't change location of ...
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Burning Lubuntu to Dell PC

I have an old Dell PC Dimension 8200 that I'm trying to install Lubuntu on. I'm burning the ISO image on a Mac 10.6 using Disk Utility, but when I try to boot it on the Dell, it doesn't recognize the ...
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My Dell Venue 11 Pro loses the touch screen

My Dell Venue 11 Pro loses contact with the touch screen from time to time. I can pop it onto the keyboard and continue working, but the only way to get touch back is to completely recycle the power. ...
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Dell U2312HM flickering

I bought a DELL U2312HM a year ago. I was actually preparing to buy 2 new monitors as this model. It worked very well until a couple of hours. It started to flicker badly on the right side of the ...
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Brightness slider not working

I have installed Windows 8.1. I am unable to change brightness, I found the brightness slider in Windows mobility center but this simply does not work. I move the slider but brightness does not ...
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Dell inspiron 15R - weird behavior. It changes of applications by itself

Sometimes when I am using an application on my laptop Dell inspiron 15R - it has a weird behavior it means,it changes of applications by itself. For instance I am using the spotify application ...
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Does the Inspiron 15 3537 have a PCIE or MXM slot?

So I was wondering if the Dell Inspiron 15 3537 has either a PCIE or M PCIE or MXM slot on it? I currently own one but can't get the keyboard off to open it up and have a look. It does have a ...
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Dell Inspiron N5110 touchpad disabled but still working

I closed touchpad from device settings. It's now showing disabled. But still working. Also I can not set with FN + keyboard combinations. How to remove touchpad fully? Is there a way to remove it in ...
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Laptop overheating within minutes of start up

I have a Dell Windows 7 Home Prem with an I7-720QM. More information on the computer can be found here http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag/51CVCN1/configuration The ...
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Change GUID on Dell E6420

I'm working in a school who have recently updated to Windows 7 and purchased a whole batch of new laptops. While everything else works swimmingly, there are 6 laptops that appear to have the same BIOS ...
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Dell start up error

As soon as I start my PC, a pixeled, broken Dell logo appears on the screen and I can't progress any further. I've tried bringing up the repair/safe mode page when I restart, but this doesn't seem to ...
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Disk usage goes to 100% [closed]

The Disk usage in my Dell Inspiron 15R 3537 with 8GB ram, 1 TB HDD, i7 4th gen, is showing 100% after the initial boot up. What should I do to rectify this problem !!
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Dell “Rescue Disk” image size questions

I used Dell's provided software for creating a "Rescue Disk" image to a 32GB USB stick for a few laptops and have backed these up using imageUSB. Questions What is the recommended way that can be ...
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Need advice to choose correct wi-fi drivers for Dell Vostro 3560

I'm having problems with my Dell notebook's Wi-Fi, it can't see some of the available access points, despite they are close and I used to be connected to them yesterday. Other notebooks and my phone ...
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Which power source(16A or 6A) should i use for my laptop charging having adaper input 2.5A & output 6.7A?

I'm using a Dell adapter: Input: 100-240V~2.5A(2,5A) 50-60Hz Output: 19.5V(19,5V)==6.7A(6,7A) I always connect it to 230V 50Hz 16A in my home and 6A in my office. Is it safe for my laptop? Please ...
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My keyboard's PRINT-SCREEN (prntscr) won't work

I'm using a Dell Inspiron n5010 laptop with Windows 7 64. The PrntScr key won't capturing anything to clipboard. I don't want to use OSK (on-screen keyboard), or snipping tool or external keyboard, ...
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Switching between Video Adapters in a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop

I have a Win 7 Latitude E6530, which includes a discrete graphics card (nVidia MVS 5200M), normally connected via the Port Replicator to 2 external monitors (Dell U2410 + Dell 2001FP) both via DVI. ...
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Laptop shuts down on its own in windows 8.1 but works fine on windows 7

I am using Dell Inspiron. Its really wierd that my laptop kept shutting down on its own on windows 8.1 but works completely fine on windows 7. This is not a overheating issue as my fan is fine. I ...
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How to flash Dell Precision 390 from linux (debian)

I am trying to update my BIOS: $ sudo dmidecode -s bios-version 2.1.2 With a newer one: 2.6.0. I went to this page Dell Precision System BIOS, 2.6.0 After downloading the file WS390-020600.BIN, ...
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Is GeForce GTX 660 compatible with a Dell Inspiron 660?

I am thinking about purchasing a GeForce GTX 660 graphics card for my Dell Inspiron 660 desktop computer, but I've never purchased a GFX card before, and I'm not sure if it is compatible with said ...
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Which instruction set do I have? [duplicate]

I've recently had some issues with my Dell Vostro laptop and Dell sent me out some OS discs to reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I expected to get 64-bit discs in the mail, but instead received ...
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Dell XPS 210 video error

I recently upgraded a Dell XPS 210 (Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86 GHz, Intel P965 PCI Express, with integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3000), from the original XP to Windows 7 (32 bit). ...
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One computer on network slow - but it wasn't always?

Let me start by saying that I have a pretty good understanding of my computer and OS so I've covered the basics here. I'll give you all the details and hopefully I can get some good feedback. I'm ...