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

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Dell Inspiron N5110 Overheats and Shuts Down from Past few Days

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 with a 2.5Ghz i5-2450M processor, 4GB RAM and 1GB nVidia Graphics card running Windows 7 Home Premium, that's about 2 years old now. When I previously used to play games ...
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Dell Inspiron 13Z - HDMI to TV not working

I just bought a Dell 13z 5323 notebook running Windows 8, and connected an HDMI cable to a Panasonic TV, only to find that nothing is shown on the TV. I know for a fact that both the cable and the TV ...
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Touchpad malfunctioning (Dell laptop)

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z laptop. When I'm moving the moust pointer using touchpad, it sometimes automatically 'clicks' by itself. (I have turned on the 'Tap to click' option, but this happens even ...
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I have dell inspiron 545 desktop. It won't start up unless I remove the bios battery

I have dell inspiron 545 desktop. It won't start up unless I remove the bios battery. The issue first appeared 2 days ago. I left computer a few hours and when I got back the screen was black,lamp ...
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Can't install Windows 8 on a UEFI with GPT laptop?

I had Windows 8 (Single language) pre-installed on my new laptop ... and it has lags..i tried to make refresh or reset and it told me that (The driver is locked) So i managed to make a clean install ...
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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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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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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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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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Dell Inspiron Bluetooth not working

So i just recently setup my Dell Inspiron E1505 and it has done great. It runs alot faster than my old computer and now has windows XP service pack 3... recently I noticed that there was another ...
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Reinstalled Vista Limited Connectivity

I have just recently re-installed windows vista on my laptop (Dell 1525). It used to connect to the wifi fine, but sometimes would only have limited connectivity to the network with no internet ...
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Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop wifi shows limited connection

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop with Windows 8.1 64-bit installed. It works fine for a couple of hours, and suddenly the wifi start showing limited connection and I'm unable to access the ...
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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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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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Dell Inspiron 7720 reboots instead of waking from standby

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R SE (7720) running BIOS version A12. It runs Windows 8 and it has the following problem for a while now (which it didn't have when I first got it). Every time I put Windows ...
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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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Unable to extract .zip file of Win8 theme

I downloaded some themes for Windows 8. But when I try to open it, I failed to open the .zip file. Even I was unable to extract the contents. While tried to extract, it was showing error like : The ...
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No sound after upgrade from Windows Vista -> 8.1 on Dell Inspiron 1420

I have recently upgraded a working Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop with Windows Vista to Windows 8 and subsequently Windows 8.1 (all 32-bit). Sound was working prior to the upgrade. After the upgrade, ...
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Display drivers have stopped responding

When I try to open Catalyst Control Center of AMD 8730 (Model Dell Inspiron 15R 5521) this message appears: Catalyst Control Center cannot be started. There are currently no settings that can be ...
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Black screen on Dell Inspiron

I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop. I had a problem twice yesterday that while operating my laptop got a black screen accompanied by a high beeping sound. The first time this problem occurred, I ran ...
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The driver crisis

I have an old laptop on which I tried to install Windows XP. It asked me for a serial so I entered one posted online, then it told me I needed to activate that copy of windows, so I said maybe ...
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My dell Inspiron 5520 battery doesn't fully charge

It charges around 76% and doesn't go up. I'm not sure how it happened but I tried every possible thing but to no avail. Any suggestions?
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Laptop making clicking sound — is it really hard drive failure?

Okay so I have had my laptop for I believe more than a year now and my laptop has always had this clicking sound every now and then. It's very random though -- sometimes I'll get it but then it won't ...
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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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Trouble upgrading laptop processor to core 2 duo

I own a Dell Inspiron 1545 that uses, I believe, a Pentium 4. I wanted to upgrade it, so I looked and found that the strongest processor the laptop officially supports is an intel core 2 duo T6600. I ...
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unplug the laptop battery when the laptop is working [duplicate]

I usually plug the charger to my laptop, whiles my battery is plugged in. After a while, when my battery became fully charged I remove it from laptop, while the laptop is still working. Now I want ...
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Where is the sleep button on Windows 8?

On Windows 8, in the "Advanced Power Settings" (even though they're not that advanced), when you expand "Power buttons and lid," there is an option called "Sleep button action." Where is this "sleep ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 screen not working but external vga working

I have a dell inspiron 1545 and changed the screen recently. It started making a crackling noise then after a while screen stopped working. I plugged an external monitor & it didn't work. I ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 GPU not showing any display

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010. When I turn on my laptop there is no display and 8 beeps, but it boots fine, and sometimes it also shows the display and everything works fine. So, it works on very rare ...
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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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Screen not showing properly

I am facing a problem with DELL Inspiration N4110. One pic is the Screenshot of Desktop and another is Pic captured from mobile. It showing totally blurred screen. This blurred screen is from BIOS ...
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my dell has AMD radon graphics but it run on intel graphics? [duplicate]

I have Dell Inspiron15R 5521 which has both on die Intel HD graphics and a 2GB AMD Radeon HD 8730M Graphics card. But it is using Intel graphics.
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Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Webcam not working

I have windows 8 installed on dell Inspiron 15 3521. I did not find any drivers for windows 8 webcam. Do I need some drivers for it or not? I have windows 8 pro 9200 build.
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Why does my laptop trackpad only work while charging?

I have a dell N4050 laptop. The problem is the laptop track pad stops working when I stop charging. It only works during charging. I have had this laptop for over an year now. This started happening ...
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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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USB port not working when I start my laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 n5050 laptop, 1.5 years old, with Windows 8 Pro installed on it. Recently I have been having some problems with the USB ports. When I start my computer and insert any USB ...
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Reflash windows 8 from hdd to sdd

I just got a new Dell Inspiron 14z. The windows 8 is installed in the 500gb HDD partition and apparently there is nothing in the 32gb SSD partition. I want windows to boot from the SSD partition. ...
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System Restore in Windows 8

Shouldn't the SystemRestore area in the Task Schedule have something listed in it? System protection is turned on. This is a Windows 8 system.
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Entry Point Not Found

I tried installing a linksys Wirless Adapter onto a Dell Inspiron 4100 laptop, and get a error that says: Example: "Setup.exe - Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point DecodePointer could ...
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Dell 5423 Windows 8 SSD

I just bought a new Dell laptop. It is an Inspiron 14z 5423 with i7, 500GB HD, and 32GB SSD. I cannot find the SSD in the "Computer" menu from the list of devices. My question is: how can I be sure ...
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Windows 8 key embedded in bios and now unable to retreive

I accidentally deleted the recovery partition in my dell inspiron 15r, and now i am unable to install windows 8. It says product ID not matching. I don't have the product id which is embedded in the ...
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Win8: Wireless network connection drops intermittently

I have a Dell Inspiron 3520 64-bit running Win8, and the wireless connection drops once or twice a day for no apparent reason. I have googled for solutions and have already unchecked the box "allow ...
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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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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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Installing Windows 7 on notebook with Windows 8 pre installed?

I have just acquired a Dell Inspiron 7720 with Windows 8 pre installed. I want to remove Windows 8 and install Windows 7 in it. Windows 8 is installed in the C: partition which is in GPT style. There ...
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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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xPUD doesn't recognize Wi-Fi adapter

I saw xPUD, and decided to give it a try. It's basically the same concept as Chromium/Chrome OS - boot (nearly) straight into the browser, only it's Firefox-based instead of Chrome/Chromium-based. ...
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dell inspirion 545 desktop will not power on. possible solutions?

for a few weeks now I've had an issue where I have to unplug the power lead for 30 seconds then plug it back in and hit the power button before the pc will turn on /come out of hibernation. Now this ...
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New Inspiron laptop won't open disc tray

My new Inspiron 17R laptop from Dell pre-installed with Windows 8 won't open it's disk tray. This only happens after using VMWare Player and an OS install disk. For example, just now, I booted a VM in ...
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Do sony headphones work on dell inspiron laptop? [closed]

I have a dell inspiron laptop and a sony ericsson xperia x8. I am looking to buy earphones/headphones which are compatible with both and give good sound quality. I have always found sony earphones to ...