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2answers
48 views

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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2answers
271 views

what does sata port color means with Dell Inspiron 580?

I got a Dell Inspiron 580 at home. The 4 SATA ports on motherboard are coloured as blue, black, white, black. See table: Sata1, Sata2, Sata3, Sata4 Blue black white, black Does anyone by chance ...
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0answers
20 views

Dell XPS 410 running XP Pro - two internal drives - won't boot

My 410 has two internal drives and all of a sudden today, when I tried to boot up as usual, got the error message that Windows couldn't boot because configsys file missing or corrupt. I tried to load ...
2
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3answers
197 views

Replacing laptop hard drive

I have two laptops, a Dell XPS running 64-bit and HP Pavilion 32-bit and I want to replace the Dell hard drive with the hard drive in the HP temporarily because my Dell laptop became very slow and I ...
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0answers
25 views

XPS L501X Very Slow, Lags and Freezes [duplicate]

I have a major lagging problem with my XPS L501x. It lags in everything: browsing, gaming, opening files, Ctrl+F in txt files takes too long to open, even the right click lags, watching youtube ...
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0answers
54 views

HDD spinning up while pc is off

We have a Dell PC that is switched off/shutdown (Mains still going into pc though), and every so often the HDD spins up for a couple of seconds then stops. Does anyone know why this is and if it can ...
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1answer
1k views

Dell Studio 1555 upgrade to ssd, but cd-drive doesn't work

I have a 3½ year old Dell Studio 1555, that I'm trying to upgrade. I've decided to install a 120 or 200gb SSD harddrive, this seems pretty straight forward - so this is not my headache. The diskdrive ...
3
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1answer
172 views

Dell Inspiron 14r doesn't boot

I have a Dell Inspiron that doesn't seem to get past the initial POST - it turns on and displays the logo, and the loading bar fills about 60%, but can't boot into the OS, enter Setup (F2), or display ...
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1answer
93 views

Connecting HDD in Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop?

Which side I should connect IDE HDD in Dell CPX/CPI port ? Where should missing pin be ? IMHO I think it should be at bottom, how do you think ? How it looks
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1answer
842 views

My Dell notebook shipped with a HDD that includes Full Disk Encryption. Can I upgrade it? [closed]

I have a Dell Latitude E6510 that includes a fingerprint scanner and a Seagate SATA drive that includes Seagate's "DriveTrust' full-disk encryption technology. It's a 250GB drive that I'd like to ...
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1answer
574 views

Dell Vostro 230 (mini)- changing hard drives

I have a Dell Vostro 230 mini that has a Seagate 320 GB hard drive that is close to failing (I know this because its S.M.A.R.T. status reports a rapidly increasing Reallocated Sector Count). Because ...
3
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3answers
18k views

How is the extra mSATA SSD disk used/configured in a Dell XPS laptop?

Some machines in the new XPS laptop range from Dell come with a regular, large (500GB+) HDD and an additional 32GB m-SATA SSD. The only detail I can find about this extra drive on the Dell site is ...
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1answer
113 views

Swap drives between Dell D630 and D820

I've a Dell Latitude D630 running WinXP with the Intel integrated graphics. I believe the display is failing on this - or something certainly is. I also have a D820 with the nVidia graphics, currently ...
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1answer
299 views

Dell XPS 15z/ L511Z merging partitions

i have a situation here, i bought a new dell xps 15z and was successful in making drive partitions through the help of this site ...
2
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1answer
262 views

Boot from Hard Drive via USB but not directly?

I'm having a bizarre problem, and it seems I'm not alone. On a Dell Latitude 13, I get the error message "internal hard disk drive not found" during POST. Yet, if I take the very same hard drive and ...
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1answer
2k views

Remove harddisk from “Dell Latitude D530”

I am trying to fix a laptop that will not start. The error is that it cannot read a value from the registry. As a first step I am trying to take out the harddisk to make a copy. Question is where is ...
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2answers
4k views

Dell XPS 15 L502X hard drive Partition

I have a situation here. I got my new Dell XPS 15 Laptop. The configuration of hard drive is as below : Volume 1: (OEM Partition): 133MB Volume 2: OS (C:): 685.25 GB Volume 3: Recovery : 13.25 ...
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4answers
6k views

Toshiba External HDD Drive not recognized on windows 7

I have a Toshiba STOR.E ART, 3.5" and a Dell XPS l702x. Now the problem is I just got the laptop and now my HDD doesn't get recognized on the machine. All my USB drivers are correctly installed and ...
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1answer
637 views

GX280 SATA or SATA-III [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I connect a SATA-II hard drive to a SATA-I connection? I have a GX280, and want to upgrade the harddrive. Can I use SATA-II and/or SATA-III harddrives with this ...
1
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1answer
323 views

Updating the RAM and HDD for my Dell OptiPlex GX280

I'm looking to upgrade my Dell OptiPlex GX280, but can't figure out what type of DDR2 RAM to get, and I also can't seem to figure out if I am supposed to get an SATA, SATA-II, or SATA-III hard drive? ...
3
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2answers
263 views

Hard drive not found

I have a dell 1525 which has stopped booting. It instead makes a high pitched intermittent whir and say "internal hard drive not found", I'm not particularly hardware smart... How can I solve this ...
7
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3answers
492 views

How do I get rid of this old hard drive in my machine?

I bought it about 5 years ago and it came bundled with Windows Vista. When Windows 7 launched, I waited a bit then realized it would rock with an SSD. So I bought an SSD and added it as my primary ...
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3answers
924 views

Windows Vista freezes

Windows Vista (32-bit) would randomly freeze on my computer, usually 15-30 minutes after login but can happen just after login. All applications would stop responding and the hard drive will not make ...
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1answer
140 views

Repeat disk failure in Dell PC

I have an older Dell E520 that I've been using as a sort of development server. Over the last 6 months I've had two hard drives and 2 DVD drives fail in this box. Is this just really bad luck? Is ...
0
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1answer
227 views

Windows vista reinstall on a new HDD

I have a dell optiplex 320, installed with vista business. Unfortunately the HDD is packing up so I need to get a new one to put in to it. I have created a system image backup so should be able to get ...
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3answers
700 views

Swap Hard disks without reinstalling windows

I have two identical machines (Dell Vostro 200). Machine A has a dead hard disk, Machine B has a dead motherboard. Can i swap the hard disk from machine B to A ? It has Windows Vista Business ...
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2answers
3k views

Is my hard drive data transfer rate slow? If so, what can I do?

I got a new Dell laptop recently, with an i7 processor and 6GB RAM, with 2 320GB hard drives. I thought this machine would have a lot of horsepower, and in most respects it does. But I find it to be ...
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2answers
185 views

My computer won't boot

My computer won't boot from hard disk but it can boot from usb or dvd. When I'm at the installer screen of Windows, it can't see my hard drive, but my BIOS displays it correctly. My computer is a ...
0
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2answers
770 views

Dropped Dell XPS has hard-drive trouble

Yesterday, my mom dropped her laptop to the floor and got the blue screen of death after trying to boot the system. I was able to start a Fedora live CD and get some of her stuff off the hard drive, ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Looking for a laptop with a removable hard drive [closed]

At the moment, I possess a Dell Inspiron 6400. Just removing two screws, I've made the drive removable and can pull it off in one second. The new Inspiron and Studio laptops don't support this ...
3
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4answers
26k views

Dell Inspiron 1525 - Internal hard disk drive not found

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop and every now and then it is shut down for no reason with this message on the screen: internal hard disk drive not found To resolve this issue, try to reseat ...
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4answers
2k views

What kind of hard drive can I upgrade my laptop with?

Laptop: Dell Inspiron B130 Current HD: Toshiba 60GB ATA-6 I would like to upgrade to a hard drive with a lot more space; at least 120GBs. What kinds are compatible with my laptop? Is there a maximum ...
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4answers
7k views

Can a virus corrupt a hard disk?

Shorter version: Hard disk corrupt, vendor claims warranty does not apply since it was "due to a virus" and "problems due to software are not covered under the warranty". Longer version: My Dell ...
3
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2answers
5k views

Any Solid State Drive (SSD) Compatibility Issues/Concerns with Dell D820/D830?

Are there any compatibility issues or concerns for a SSD with a Dell D820 or D830? We're looking to replace a failing drive in a D830 with an SSD. Any SSD recommendations? Gotchas?
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1answer
586 views

HDD Write / Hibernate issue on Dell Latitude with XP

My 2-year-old laptop has been getting extremely slow for the last few months. The most pronounced problem has been that it now takes somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes to go into hibernate, when it ...
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7answers
41k views

How to transfer a RECOVERY partition to a new HD of a DELL Inspiron 1420?

My HD is about to die, and I am going to buy a new drive and install everything from scratch. I will like to use the recovery partition on my original drive, but I don't know the correct steps to use ...
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2answers
1k views

How many hard drives can a Dell XPS M1330 have?

I can't find this information anywhere. I currently have a SATA drive, but it'd be great if I add an additional SSD. Is this possible?
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3answers
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Clone all drive partitions?

I've got a Dell desktop computer with a small SATA hard drive. That drive has got two partitions: C and D. The D:\ is a recovery partition that can be used to return the machine to its factory ...
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3answers
1k views

Dell recovery to new disk drive?

I've got a Dell desktop computer with a small SATA hard drive. That drive has got two partitions: C:\ and D:\. The D:\ is a recovery partition that can be used to return the machine to its factory ...