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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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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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Auto wakeup computer (windows 7/8)

I am using windows8 OS on my dell inspiron laptop. I want to auto wakeup the laptop after some time of shutdown like after 10 min of shutdown. I googled it but I didn't get proper solution for this, ...
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1answer
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BSOD during Windows 7 64 bit installation - Dell Inspirion R15 3537

I recently bought Inspiron 15 3537 with Windows 8. I am trying to install fresh Windows 7 instead. I followed all the instructions, yet at the end of the installation I get the blue screen with ...
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4answers
526 views

Black USB ports are working; blue ones aren't

My laptop (model "Dell Inspiron N5110") has four USB ports. Two of them work. Two of them don't. The two ports that don't work have blue interior contact surfaces, instead of black/grey. A quick web ...
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1answer
114 views

Uninstall laptop screen, replace with external monitor

So as the title states, I took off the display panel on my Dell N4010 and replaced it with an HP LE1901w external monitor because I didn't feel like purchasing a $50+ LCD screen (Got the monitor for ...
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33 views

Network adapter - one connection per startup [Win7-64b]

I have a Windows 7 64-bit , Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 wireless network adapter. On startup the computer connects to my wireless network just fine, but when I try ...
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0answers
123 views

How to clear install Win 7 on Dell 14z and successfully utilize SSD?

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 14z with following configuration: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3317u processor, Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64bit), 8GB 2 DIMM (4GB x2) DDR3 1600Mhz, 500GB 5400RPM ...
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1answer
54 views

Multiple boot options on startup

I bought a new Dell Inspiron with Windows 8 installed. I was able to get Windows 7 installed and all the drivers loaded just fine. When it came time to transfer data from my old hard drive, I removed ...
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3answers
702 views

Do i need to install all the drivers on my dell Windows 7 laptop? [duplicate]

I have recently reinstalled windows 7 on my DELL inspiron n5010 laptop. Do i need to install all the drivers listed on this page
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1answer
87 views

My Dell studio 14" doesn't load boot bios, OS and even firmware

Dell studio 14" doesn't load boot bios, OS and even firmware it only displays gray light and after some time laptop shutdowns. It doesn't even read any external drive. Could any one help me with this. ...
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1answer
528 views

How to shutdown my laptop automatically if I'm away for 30 minutes [duplicate]

I'm using a Dell Inspiron N5110 running Windows 7. Please tell me how to shutdown my laptop automatically if I'm away from it for 30 minutes or more.
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0answers
411 views

Laptop DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 - OS freeze issue

I purchased a DELL Laptop model Inspiron 14z 5423 And i'm presenting an issue with the Windows 7 installation it comes with. It keeps freezing, i mean if i Power on the device, it loads just fine, ...
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0answers
483 views

my dell inspiron won't play region 1 dvd's

i don't remember when i first started having this problem, but it's been a few years. i also can't remember if it's always been an issue or if i was originally able to watch dvd's on this laptop & ...
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4answers
3k views

Why does my laptop slow down after a few minutes when i'm playing a game?

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 with a 2.5 Ghz Processor with Turbo Boost and a 1 GB dedicated graphics card and 4 GB RAM running Windows 7 Home Premium. Recently, when I play Skyrim and other games, ...
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2answers
535 views

Correct way to install drivers for a laptop?

I have Dell Inspiron 15 3rd generation laptop. It has an AMD Radeon 7670m GPU. The Dell drivers site has mentioned newer drivers for some hardware like CPU, AMD GPU, Intel GPU, touchpad, etc. In ...
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1answer
1k views

Can't install the webcam driver of dell inspiron n4030

I have my laptop running windows 7 32bit and I want to use my webcam, I tried searching dell.com for drivers using TagService of my machine but didn't find any drivers for webcam, I've tried ...
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0answers
769 views

Sound Driver says speakers unplugged on Dell Inspiron N4010 running Windows 7

My sound icon says that my internal speakers are not plugged in. When I remove and reinstall the drivers the sound works fine. But the same problem occurs again after a reboot. I am using Windows 7 ...
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2k views

How to partition 1 TB hard disk in Dell laptop without reformatting?

I purchased a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, but when I started to use my laptop, I found out there's only one partition on my hard disk (C: primary drive) with the OS installed onto it. ...
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2answers
528 views

My laptop starts heating up and it's fan spins at full speed when it's idle

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R with a 2.5Ghz 2450 M processor and 4 GB RAM. When it's left idle (no programs running at all) it'll always heat up and it's cooling fan spins at full speed. Any idea why ...
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1answer
258 views

How does RAM fail?

I have an issue with a Dell Inspiron 15 (1545) laptop that refuses to open any applications (save select Microsoft programs, e.g. Security Essentials, Ctrl Panel, Windows Explorer (not Internet), ...
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1answer
5k views

My Dell Inspiron N5050 Won't connect to any Wireless

I have a brand new DELL Inspiron which used to connect to my WiFI. I had the laptop off for about 2 months and when I turned it on it will not connect to my Wireless with WPA2+AES encryption. All of ...
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2answers
924 views

No Windows 7 users available for login after Dell DataSafe factory reset

I created install discs using the Dell DataSafe 2.0 backup utility in order to re-install Windows on a friend's laptop (Dell Inspiron N5110). I ran the discs to do a factory reset. After the whole ...
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2answers
1k views

Dell inspiron 15R keyboard not working

keys of my dell inspiron 15R laptop are not working correctly. Some of the keys are not at all responding, where as some of them are working but responding incorrectly. For example if I press 1, s ...
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1answer
2k views

Dell 1525 - Win 7 64bit - 2 x Data Interface Missing?

I have just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1. I currently have 2 Data Interface with a yellow exclamation which means it's unrecognized and the drivers for it are missing. I ...
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0answers
412 views

Dell Inspiron has become unresponsive

My Dell Inspiron laptop was slow from the beginning but I was able to do all my work comfortably. The last few days, though, it has become too slow to do any work. It is unresponsive for any type of ...
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2answers
834 views

Dell Inspiron N5110 with Windows 7 Home Premium touchpad intermittently stops working

Sometimes the touchpad on my Dell Inspiron N5110 stops working and I need to restart the computer to get it to work again. What should I do?
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2answers
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How can I divert audio from jack to USB port?

I have a problem with the fact that my Dell Laptop has the jack audio output uncomfortably to the front, and I always bump the jack with my knee. Is there any possibility to divert the audio stream ...
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1answer
635 views

Controlling CPU freq. in Win7 in an Inspiron 9400

My Dell's ac-adaptor sort of died on me. The laptop now gives warnings every time I boot it and: *Warnings: "The power adaptor you are using cannot be recognized. Please use only authentic Dell ...
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0answers
273 views

Windows 7 installation error

I have an DELL Inspiron N5010 with Windows 7 Professional x64.Now I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7 Professional x64 on it. I've done this a hundred times but now I'm stuck with a problem. After ...
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3answers
6k views

Dell Laptop Hangs on Startup

Mine is a Dell Inspiron 1564 installed with Windows 7 basic (64 bit). For over a year it was working fine. But now whenever I try to turn it on, it just keeps on waiting on the Dell startup screen ...
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4answers
825 views

Random disconnect from Wi-Fi

I have a Dell Inspiron with Windows 7 Home Premium. There is a strange problem. I connect to the network through Wi-Fi. However as soon as I start downloading anything, the Wi-Fi on the laptop goes ...
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2answers
782 views

Screen artifacts and memory parity error

I have owned a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop that has given me nothing but grief. I bought this laptop in 2006 and over the near year (till 2007) dell replaced the motherboard twice, LCD screen once. But ...
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1answer
259 views

Windows 7 Root Folder appears empty

I have a Dell Inspiron #580 running Windows 7 Home Premium. The special 'numbered' file that the shortcut to my Root directory is gone and when I navigate to the Root directory it appears empty! ...
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7answers
13k views

Hibernate doesn't work in Windows 7 64bit

Hibernate doesn't work in Windows 7 64bit. When I try to hibernate, it just turns off computer and when I turn on it, it doesn't resume and it just starts as 'fresh' again. I updated my drivers. What ...
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1answer
176 views

How to get partition to boot and be recognized by Windows after changing disk to dynamic?

My problem is that I shrunk a partition on the hard disk and there was a unallocated space. Then I made a partition from that unallocated space. After doing this whole disk was converted to dynamic ...
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3answers
4k views

iTunes is playing sound through wrong speakers

I have a Windows 7 laptop (Dell Inspiron) and I'm trying to simply listen to music through headphones. This process used to work flawlessly. Something changed and now iTunes (as well as WMP and any ...
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2answers
1k views

Problems installing Windows 7 on Dell Inspiron 531 desktop

I am having a problem installing Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 531 desktop. I got the setup to run and now it was trying to restart and now the computer just beeps. Two times a second, one right after ...
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2answers
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Unable to find Windows 7 (32-bit) drivers for Dell Inspiron n5010?

I'm unable to find 32-bit drivers for Windows 7 for newly purchased Dell Inspiron n5010. It came with FreeDOS so no drivers CD was included. The Dell support site has only drivers for 64-bit Windows ...
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1answer
7k views

Turn off Webcam Light on Dell Inspiron 1525

I would like to turn off the Webcam light for all circumstances when the webcam is running. I have tried configuring the settings to "off" for motion detection and remote monitoring, but to no avail. ...
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1answer
499 views

Dell SP2309w not getting full resolution on Inspiron E1505

HI Folks, i have an Inspiron E1505 with Windows 7 and Intel GMA 945 Chipset. I connected a Dell SP2309W 23" monitor via VGA to the laptop but it is not achieving it's original resolution but is stuck ...
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3answers
19k views

How to PERMANENTLY disable touchpad tap-to-click on Dell Inspiron/Windows 7

my first time here, so I hope you can help. I've seen a lot of stuff on various forums (including here) about disabling the annoying "tap" function on a laptop touchpad. I learned the hard way not to ...
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2answers
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When I try to install Windows 7 on dell inspiron 1420 which came with Ubuntu freezes at the beginning of installation

I have searched many forums and tried a lot of suggested solutions but nothing works. I am sure that installation disk is ok cause it worked before (I was able to install Windows7 on my other notebook ...
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1answer
242 views

Installing ubuntu on inspiron 1720, can I dual boot?

Can I dual boot ubuntu with on a inspiron 1720 (it is running windows 7). One issue is I don't have space on the c:\ drive, but other partitions have space. Will that cause any issues? This is just ...
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2answers
2k views

Laptop shuts down randomly (like every 8-10 hours)

My Dell Inspiron 1525 shuts down randomly, it's running Windows 7. I checked the error log and this is what the last error was: Event 37 Kernel-Processor-Power The speed of processor 1 in group 0 is ...
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5answers
7k views

Error updating BIOS on a Dell Inspiron 1501

I have an Inspiron 1501 that I've installed 64bit Windows 7 on. It's running beautifully, but I am stuck trying to update the BIOS. Dell only provides the Windows BIOS flash utility and when I try to ...
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3answers
288 views

Windows 7 and Battery Problem

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505 model laptop. I've recently installed Windows 7 on my computer and now my battery is not charging ? What can I do ? Is there any one who once had the same problem and ...
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2answers
2k views

How to Overclock a Dell Inspiron 531?

I have searched all over the web on how to overclock a Dell computer. I cant find anything about it. I am trying to overclock the CPU. My specs: Mainboard : Dell 0RY206 Chipset : nVidia 6100V ...
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12answers
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Is there an easy way to disable this laptop's touchpad?

Specifically, I'm on a Dell Inspiron 1525. I'd like to disable the touchpad so that I can re-enable if my mouse were to run out of batteries (so physically breaking the connection to the motherboard ...