The Dell Inspiron is a line of consumer laptops made by Dell.

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Dell Inspiron R15 3521 BIOS doesn't show the option to boot from USB

Secure Boot is disabled and I'm on Legacy Boot right now. When I go to Boot settings there doesn't seem to be any option to boot from USB or even add that as an option. (I have tried two USB 2.0 and ...
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Unequal size dual channel ram, and lower-than-expected frequency

I'm updating a Dell Inspiron N5030, and stumbled upon an odd situation. The laptop has 1 GB and 2 GB of DDR3 ram installed for a total of 3 GB, Dual Channel. This is reported by both CPU-Z ("DC mode: ...
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Printer setup incomplete because of a metered connection

I tried to set up my HP Deskjet 3510 printer on my Dell Inspiron Windows 10 laptop. The printer is connected with the laptop with a USB 2.0 cable. Laptop is connected to a home WiFi network. After ...
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Upgrading the memory of my laptop Dell Inspiron N4030 [on hold]

I have 4 GB rams on my laptop; 2x2GB. Both of them are DDR3 1333 MhZ. My processor is Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz × 4. I want to upgrade the memories as 1x8GB or 2x4GB. 8GB one is this one: ...
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Synaptics Touchpad hangs when system disk activity is high

I have a Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop, with Windows 10 and newest drivers from Dell website. When system disk activity is around 100%, then the touchpad stops responding (i.e. the cursor does not move ...
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Just format Dell Inspiron 3521, no network driver works for wireless

I just format my computer (Dell Inspiron 3521) and for some reason, after entering my service tag into the dell support website to download drivers, none of the ones shown to me work for the wireless ...
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Dell Inspiron 15-5547 Shutting Down Immediately After Startup

I am working on servicing a friend's laptop, and I cannot find what the problem is. The reason that I started servicing the laptop was that he was having issues where the laptop would shut down ...
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Laptop not always recognizing when it's plugged in

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R, Windows 10. Almost since I've had this laptop (since October 2014) there are times when the widget will say it's not plugged in. I try unplugging the cord and replugging ...
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“Multi-monitor feature not enabled” message appears when booting a new computer

Recently I bought a new computer. As soon as I got home, I eagerly set it up and powered it on, but the only thing it displays visually on my monitor is an odd message I've never seen before, ...
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Unable to get bios and system id information to update bios on Linux mint

Recently i installed Linux mint in my laptop(Dell inspiron 15R 5521) then i am trying to get dell bios information using terminal on Linux mint. Below message i am getting. can any one help me out of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit : Cursor lag when mouse cursor changes?

I'm facing the exact same issue as mentioned in the link but on Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit. Problem Facing: Mouse pointer freezes for around 300 ms whenever the cursor icon changes: On hovering from ...
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Dell Inspiron windows-7 wlan-driver keeps getting-modified

I upgraded DELL Inspiron laptop from windows vista to windows 7 . Its Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card driver keeps getting modified upon PC reboot , due to which I cannot connect to internet even ...
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Graphics slow in Dell Inspiron 14R

This maybe become a wrong place to discuss this. I have dell inspiron 14R (Laptop) with this specification Windows 8.1 Single Language, Intel i5 2.30GHz With 4GB RAM, NVidia Geforce GT 740M 3GB I ...
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Dell Inspirion fan speed control

My Dell Inspirion 15 notebook routinely slows down after some period of gaming and I suspect it is due to heating up. None of regular fan speed control software - e.g. SpeedFan, MSI Afterburner - ...
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Windows 7 computer won't boot and recovery doesn't work

My Dell Inspiron computer doesn't boot to Windows 7, and when I try system recovery to restore it to previous points it still doesn't work. I tried F12 and performed a total check in which only my ...
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Is it possible to replace the hard drive on a Inspiron 13 7000?

Is it possible to replace the hard drive on a Inspiron 13 7000? I'm considering getting one, but I'd likely want to pop in a big SSD in there. Is it possible to do that or is the HD soldered or of a ...
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How could I fix, Win7 laptop keyboard windows key issues?

My laptop (Dell Inspiron 3420, win7, still on warranty) windows key is always looks like it was pressed. For example, when I press 'L' it locks out. I tried many things dust blower, disable key via ...
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Driver power state failure

Everytime I start my computer(runs on windows 8.1), the desktop appears and after a few seconds I get the blue screen and the message("driver power state failure"). Restarted my laptop on safe mode ...
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Will doing a restore with Dell Backup and Recovery re-partition my Hard Disk to Factory State?

I'm thinking of using the Dell Backup and Recovery Software to restore my Laptop to factory settings. Thing is, when I got the laptop, it had only a C and D drive. I've created 2 more drives and ...
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Windows 7 doesn't starts, System shuts down abruptly

I have a Dell Inspiron(N5010) laptop which has an I5 processor. My system had a genuine Windows 7 (Ultimate edition)[Plus Ubuntu installed]. It also has 4 GB of RAM. I am facing troubles while ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 random hang then black screen issue

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Vista was preinstalled on it. After 6-7 months of usage "Blue screen" errors started to show up sometimes when I move my laptop. I figured out that the blue ...
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Cannot restore my Dell Inspiron N5110 to Factory Settings

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 that runs Windows 7 Home Premium, that's about 3 years old. When I first got it, it had problems with the Bluetooth Driver, so Dell Tech Support made me format drive C:\ ...
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Boot loop after factory reset

I have a Dell Inspiron 1470 (Windows 7). I did a factory reset and now the only thing it's doing is shutting down and booting back up. The computer states that it's loading Windows files and then ...
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Laptop fan gets loud and shuts down computer then have Issues with programs

My laptop will rarely act up and shut down on its own. When it does, I boot it back up and once it boots, I have issues running things I ran just fine previously. Before the shut-down, I could run a ...
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How to remove boot password in dell inspiron 1545.? I forgot the boot admin password and I want to remove the boot setup password.

I forgot the boot admin password. I am not able to login in to my laptop dell inspiron 1545. I want to remove the boot admin setup password. Please help in logging in to my laptop.
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How to get boot setup screen in dell inspiron 1545 after switching on?

I am using dell inspiron 1545 laptop. I tried pressing F2 or F12 after switching on x I am not able to view boot setup window. I want to view boot setup config screen.
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Dell Inspiron 3521 suddenly shuts down on Windows logo during boot

I have a Dell inspiron 3521 laptop, recently for some reason it started to shut down during boot on Windows logo but on the second turn on it runs very well. I just did that and until this moment it ...
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Keyboard/typing problems on Dell laptop

I've started to notice all kinds of typing/keyboard issues on my laptop recently (Dell Inspiron n5110). Some of them are: when I wake the laptop from sleep, I can't type my password can't type to ...
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How to start Epsa Diagnostics for a Windows 10 based Dell Laptop?

I'm having trouble with some hardware due to which I am trying to start the Epsa diagnostics which is usually accessed from tapping the F12 key at the time of Boot at the dell Logo.But now after the ...
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Cannot login to Windows 8.1 after System Refresh (on a new laptop)

I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop today that came preloaded with Windows 8.1. The system setup went fine, and I made the following changes from the Desktop: Uninstalled CyberLink suite, ...
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Laptop shuts down immediately after BIOS screen

My Dell laptop shuts down immediately after the Dell BIOS screen. The bios screen progress bar takes about 15'seconds to complete and then it shuts down. I tried pressing F2 and F12 and though it says ...
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Is Samsung MZ-75E250B compatible with dell inspiron 5520

I have a 3 year old Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop. I was planning on getting a samsung SSD, Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) I tried to find if this SSD is ...
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Increasingly growing vertical lines on my laptop screen (Dell Inspiron 7520 SE)

I've had these 2 vertical lines since yesterday. Their length have doubled since then ! Would someone please help identifying the problem and the solution ? I've had this laptop for around 2 years now ...
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What does Intel 4th generation black logo means?

I have seen black color Intel sticker on Dell Inspiron 15 5547 which has Core i7 4510U processor. Is this black color means extreme edition of it. I did check intel for extreme edition of this ...
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How can I check if it's my LCD or the LCD Cable that's Faulty?

My Dell Inspiron N5110‘s LCD Display went completely white two days ago. I was using NotePad++, when all of a sudden the image on the screen began disappearing. The way it disappeared was from top to ...
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How can I perform a complete backup on Windows 7 without using the optical drive?

I have dell Inspiron N5050 laptop with the optical drive not being detected in My computer and also doesn't open on clicking the button to open.So the optical drive not opening and not being detected ...
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Why has my laptop stopped reading DVD's?

My dad's Windows 7 Dell Inspiron laptop reads CD's just fine, but not DVD's. He used to watch DVD's on his laptop all the time, but now it won't even recognize the disk. File explorer says to insert a ...
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How to lessen performance impact on Dell laptop with defective power system?

A few months ago, I replaced a broken cord for my Dell Inpsiron 15 laptop. The replacement cord (a slightly different model from the factory cord) worked perfectly until a week ago, when I started ...
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Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7260 Bluetooth Works but not WIFI in a Dell Inspiron M5040

I upgraded the wireless in my Dell Inspiron M5040 (running Windows 7 64bit) to a Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7260 and have had some weird problems with it. Initially I could install both the Wireless ...
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Inspiron powers down at random

I have a Dell Inspiron 5348 that shuts down at random as if the plug is pulled. I ran the diagnostics and no fault was found. I have tried various power outlets in the building but that doesn't ...
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Noisy CPU Fan in Linux Mint

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 8.1. The CPU fan is quiet when I use Windows. I installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon on another partition, but the fan is noisy all the time when I use Linux ...
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Convert a Laptop to PC

I have a laptop, but it is not functional. The processor is dead and hence left the laptop useless, I could fix the processor, but it just is very very expensive. I was wondering, remove the RAM and ...
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Permanent disabling of touchpad

I own a Dell Inspiron N5050 Notebook running Windows 7 Home Premium. I am trying to permanently disable the touchpad. I installed the appropriate driver in order to manage my touchpad preferences, and ...
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Upgrade usb 2.0 to 3.0 Dell N4050

My laptop is Dell Inspiron N4050 series. I wanna upgrade my usb port to 3.0 so I bought this But I could NOT connect it to laptop But the saller said to me that It is compatible for Laptop. My ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop won't connect to internet after RAM upgrade

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop running Windows 7 64-bit. It had 3 GB of RAM, and I just upgraded it to 8 GB of RAM (Crucial CT51264AC800.M16FC 2x4GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800). According to this thread, ...
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Have windows 7 laptop automatically turn on at a set time

I have a dell lnspiron laptop that I am running a minecraft server on and I want it to turn on at a set time in the morning so I don't have to worry about turning it on. I have checked the bios menu ...
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USB Dongle causes static RF interference noise when listening to headphone

There is a strange issue on my Dell Inspiron laptop. When I access the internet through a connected USB dongle, I hear static noise in my headphones (RF kind of noise that usually comes when you bring ...
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Del Inspiron laptop no longer able to detect SSD

My Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop was working fine when it suddenly broke down. When it boots, it shows the error message: "No hard drive detected, please try to resolve the issue by reseating the drive." ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 is unable to boot

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525. It displays the following error on being turned on: "Internal hard disk drive not found and no bootable devices." So what can I do now? I tried but no success.
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QCA9565 / AR9565 Slow at some distance

I'm having trouble with an Dell Inspiron 14 5447 Wifi using Ubuntu 14.04. It's an QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter. When I'm at 4 meters distance of my wireless router, it works fine, as ...