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Dell laptop recognizes external monitor but does not display

We have a new-ish Dell Latitude E6430s laptop that has experienced all sorts of problems. Right now, it appears to be working more or less fine, except... When it's plugged in to the dock, nothing ...
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External HDMI monitor, Dell Inspiron 15 (7537)

Since I bought it, my Dell Inspiron 15 (7537, with Nvidea GeForce GT750M graphics) was plugged into an old 1920x1200 24" monitor... until, recently, the (very-old) monitor spectacularly died - with a ...
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Is there any way to setup a 3TB SATA drive in Windows XP? [duplicate]

I have a Dell OptiPlex GX520 PC and I want to setup Western Digital 3 TB (dynamic disk) in my PC. But it reads only 700 GB from Windows XP although it read 3TB from the setup screen of my Dell. The ...
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CD drive keeps popping out on Dell D630 when using Fedora but fine with Windows XP

I have a Dell D630 laptop that I did a clean install of Fedora on last weekend. Every time I open the CD drive and close it, it pops open again after a couple seconds. This happens whether or not it ...
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Dell Latitude D520 and PD01X Extended D-Dock — video card w/ internal monitor?

I've recently purchased a used Dell Latitude D520 and also bought the PD01X Extended D-Dock (includes a modular bay and an internal PCI slot that can accept a short full height card, possibly a full ...
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my dell inspiron 15 , model 3000 laptop , the number keys in the top row all have a number a punctuation and an accent mark or other mark

When I want to type question mark it types an accent mark (the third thing on the key) I cant get it to change to question mark. all the numbers on this line have a third character, some type the ...
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How can I install dell dimension 4600c bios on 4600?

How can I install dell dimension 4600c bios on dell dimension 4600? According to this page it works: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19452189 The second to last post ...
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How to connect two monitors to a DELL Inspiron 3000 desktop [on hold]

Could you please advise if its possible to connect two monitors to a a Dell Inspiron 3000
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Unable to boot from Windows Vista DVD on Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop

My Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop doesn't boot from Windows Vista Reinstallation DVD provided by Dell itself. This is an old laptop and I plan to resell it. So I boot from an Ubuntu LiveUSB and do a full ...
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How can I update bios without battery?

I want to update BIOS to new version. While the update process executes, was given an error. The error is : the battery must be charged above 10 before the system bios can be flashed My equipment ...
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Dell Venue 11 Pro and Windows 7

Is it possible to install Windows 7 on Dell Venue 11 Pro? Also, what about drivers? Do you think drivers working under Windows 8 for this device are backward compatibility?
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Adaptive brightness won't turn off

TL;DR: I’ve tried everything to disable adaptive brightness with no luck. Brightness changes according to what’s on screen. Recently I bought a Dell Inspiron 3542, built on the Intel i7-4510U with ...
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PCIe power from a Dell Optiplex 7020

We've just purchased a new Dell Optiplex 7020 to house a PCIe digitiser for use in scientific work. The PCIe card in question needs extra power in the from of a 6-pin 'PCIe' power cable. ...
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DELL XPS 15 SSD configurations

I've DELL XPS 15 L521x. 1 : i7 3632QM 2.2 2 : 12 GB RAM. 3 : 1 TB HDD. 4 : 32 SSD. 8 : windows 8 Mistakenly, i deleted all the partitions of the SSD and start resetting factory reset. and now the ...
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Can this different battery model work with my laptop?

The laptop battery which I have currently and is not working for my Dell 5520 15R laptop is having the specs as: 1) Type: 8858X, 48Wh Standard Li-on battery, 11.1 V, 4080 mAh I ordered the battery ...
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Truecrypt 7.1a that's stuck

On my dell laptop I have the truecrypt boot loader installed and up until recently it's worked fine. I turned my laptop on, typed my password as usual and it said booting as usual but then instead of ...
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Can't hook my PC up to my computer screen using VGA

I recently bought a Desktop PC, it was a rather old Dell, that I wanted to use with my TV screen. However after connecting my computer with my TV using VGA (Which is the highest available solution to ...
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External display set brightness with laptop

I have Dell U2415 connect to my laptop. On laptop I can manage brightnes with fn + arrow, but this work only on laptop. It show windows show But dell not react is there some application can do ...
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What and where is the SA Code in Dell laptops? [closed]

This evening, I purchased Dell Inspiron 5547 Laptop and there is a Winter Offer going on for 2 years additional warranty. But when i want to do the registration for the same, it asks for Service Tag ...
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how to transfer PC audio to bluetooth

I got Jabra Bluetooth and I paired with my Bluetooth Device which is inbuilt in the System: Dell Inspiron 7520 SE. When i view the Volume Mixer Properties, I see the following I checked my Device ...
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Creating Dell factory backup will delete all other data from this drive

I'd like to create a factory backup disk to the Dell laptop that I recently aquired. I want to save this factory backup on an external WD flash drive (that has 500GB). This disk contains, already ...
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System very slow, benchmarks and tests give different results

I have a Dell Latitude E5540 system (i5-4300U CPU, 4GB RAM, Intel HD graphics; less than a year old) which has been running very slowly recently (as in: waiting for minutes to open Word document/web ...
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Difference between Dell graphics cards and cards from other vendors? [closed]

I've been looking to upgrade my Inspiron 660 with a dedicated graphics card, but I wasn't sure about which cards would work with the budget PSU that came with the computer. Luckily, Dell provides ...
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Installing bluetooth module on Dell Precision M4600

I have a Dell Precision M4600 without a Bluetooth module (Bios says unavailable). I'm thinking about buying and installing this I have two questions Does this work on Dell M4600? How can I install ...
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Dell AC adaptor flickering green light and won't charge laptop

I have a Dell Latitude E6400 and recently the charger blinks the green LED and wont charge the laptop. After a while however the laptop charges, and then this may occur again after a couple of hours, ...
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Using a Dell Latitude E5430 with a port replicator and two external monitors

I am using a Dell Latitude E5430 ( 32 bit) with a dell docking station/port replicator. Right now I am using Extended Display with my laptop monitor and a larger external Dell Monitor that has ...
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Dual-display with Dell E7440, docking station, and CentOS

Hardware: I have a company-issued laptop (Dell E7440) on which I have installed CentOS 7; 2 Dell monitors which support VGA, DisplayPort, and DVI; and a Dell docking station for the laptop ...
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Firefox unbelievably laggy on dell laptop

I own a Dell XPS 15 (2014 model), running windows 8.1, where firefox has always been slow and sluggish. I haven't been able to solve the issue through google. One of the problems is that scrolling is ...
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Touchpad cursor freezes while installing software (Inspiron 5000)

My touchpads cursor freezes while installing software. It happens whenever I install or update Windows, out of the blue, the cursor freezes, but I can still use the keyboard. I also connected an USB ...
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Dell Latitude / Windows 7 & My Old Apple Keyboard | Still Compatible?

I recently replaced my older Dell Latitude with a newer model. Works great with Windows 7, but now my beloved Apple keyboard doesn't function at all. My IT guys say that it's because the new Latitude ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 with a touch screen

I have a Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130 tablet. It came with Windows 8.1 and everything was working properly. Currently the touch screen works in the BIOS. I've installed Win Server 2012 R2 and fully updated ...
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Laptop touchscreen hypersensitive to electromagnetic interference

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop that's less than a year old and still under warranty. I've been in contact with Dell several times about this issue, but they don't have a clue. The problem is ...
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screen on Dell Inspiron laptop crazy vertical and horizontals and fragmented lines, bad screen? Or board?

My Dell Inspiron laptop has gone into and unreadable crazy vertical and horizontal lines and cross lines etc. Nothing at all is readable. I connected a monitor externally and tried to type in my admin ...
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Dell Latitude E6410 RAM upgrade

I am upgrading my laptop's RAM. Currently it has Samsung RAM PC3. I inserted two different RAMs and they both hung the system. The new RAMs are PC3L. I just read that this might be the problem. Can ...
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Wi-Fi connection not visible

I am using Dell Vostro Nseries laptop. the system doesn't connect to the wireless connection instead there is a X sign. But works fine with the cable. How can I use the internet with my WiFi ...
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Which SATA port to use for Intel SSD with Dell Optiplex 990?

I just bought an Intel 520 Series SSD and I have 4 SATA ports on my Dell Optiplex 990. SATA0 - dark blue, SATA1 - black and SATA2 and SATA3 - white. On the datasheet of Dell Optiplex 990 I can not see ...
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Dell Inspiron 570 + Sapphire R9 280X

I bought a Sapphire Tri-X R9 280X to replace my old HD 3450, and moved my PC's components to a much larger case with a new 850W PSU. The card fit, but when I powered the PC on, I hear 9 beeps, and ...
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pc crashing none-stop involving dxgkrnl.sys /

having my pc crashing on daily-basis 3 times a day for a week this what came out from whoCrashed software : On Sun 12/14/2014 8:35:02 PM GMT your computer crashed crash dump file: ...
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How to create a Dell drivers backup CD for windows 7

I have a Dell N5050 laptop with Windows 7 on it. I want to create driver CD for it as at the time of purchase the dealer/shop didn't give me one. So I want to create one just in case of format as a ...
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How to transfer all the data/memory of a dead Alienware computer into another computer? [duplicate]

I have an old Alienware M18x, with Windows 8, but it died two weeks ago. If I buy a new one, will I be able to transfer/download all the data that was inside the memory of the old Alienware into the ...
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Dell Inspiron 1764 Maximum external monitor resolution

I want to buy an external monitor for my Dell Inspiron 1764 (i5HD450054). However, I am not sure if its video card supports a display with resolution of 1920x1200 connected through HDMI. My laptop ...
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Dell LCD display icons/screen is fuzzy

I have an LCD dell screen with driver: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series The screen has been working fine, but the icons currently appear fuzzy and the screen is a bit brighter than it used to be. ...
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Want Windows 7 back after mistakenly installing Ubuntu in C drive

I had Windows 7 and it was slow, so I tried installing Ubuntu on an empty drive, but by mistake I installed it on the C drive. Now I want Windows 7 back. I am not bothered about Ubuntu getting erased ...
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Installing XP Pro without disc on Dell Latitude D610?

I have a Dell Latitude D610 from my company that they gave me with XP Pro installed on it. I have an OEM key from Dell on a sticker on the computer. I'd like to get a fresh install of XP Pro in it for ...
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Dell U3014 (2560 x 1600) monitor showing pixelated output on Windows

I have installed a Dell U3014 monitor using DVI cable to NVidia GT630. It is a HiDPI monitor and I am able to reach up to the resolution of 2560 x 1600 but the everything is pixelated. I have tried it ...
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Bluetooth is not working

Bluetooth is not at all working on my dell inspiron 15 3000 series 3542 after i installed win 8. I downloaded several Bluetooth drivers from dell, but nothing seems to work. I Have a Bluetooth icon on ...
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I have a huge file That I don't recognize, I don't know if it's safe to delete it [closed]

it's got windows updates in it as well as a bunch of files labeled netflix. some image files for microsoft net. Any ideas what this might be? C:\cb1ae51dcc04fe70bb8a07a3 is the designation.
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Delete RAID Array via PERC BIOS?

I have a an older PowerEdge 800 with a PERC 4/DC controller and RAID 1 array. Its running Windows Server 2008, and it serves as my file server (among a few other roles). I've swapped out all the ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 - Battery will not charge

I recently bought a new battery that is compatible with the laptop. It ran off the battery just fine initially and then after draining the battery for the second time in order to break-in the battery, ...
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Windows XP don't show login screen after opening laptop lid

On my Dell Latitude D530 with Windows XP, I closed the lid and I think I opened it before the computer went into sleep mode. When I opened the lid, the login screen didn't show up! No menu, nothing. ...