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

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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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wifi driver issue during Windows 10 installation

In my laptop there are two wifi drivers are installed one is broadcom virtual wireless driver & the other is dell wireless 1704 (802.11b/g/n) As I checked my pc for Windows 10 update the first ...
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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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Error Critical Process Died on Windows 8.1

When I turn on my laptop it has these message "Error Critical Process Died" but very large in size and on a one colored background desktop screen. It is also written on the desktop screen it will try ...
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White shade appears on my Dell Inspiron while watching movies

I have a Dell Inspiron, while watching movies on full screen a white shade appears frequently. It disappears when the lid is closed and opened. While watching online YouTube videos in normal ...
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Ubuntu boot (kernel panic) Error

I recently did a update on my machine and ever since Ubuntu will not boot properly. I get an error message and I have to go into recovery mode in order to start the boot process. I have tried recovery ...
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Dell Drivers for Inspiron N4050

I have to say this: this is the first time I ever find difficulty in installing device drivers. I fresh-installed Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with absolutely no drivers or programs installed. I tried ...
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How to get my files in my dead laptop?

I am using Dell Inspiron N4010 14R Model laptop, In my laptop motherboard is dead, I want to recover my files from hard disk, how to do it myself?
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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 laptop'...
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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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Dell Inspiron i660s-5386BK won’t recognize hard disk which works OK

After running Windows Update, my computer wouldn't restart. Stated no hard drive. Pressed F12 at startup to run diagnostics - everything passed but said there was no hard drive! I purchased a USB ...
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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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Laptop battery - 100% available plugged in charging

I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 running Windows 8.1.Recently, I had replaced my battery.But my battery indicator shows 100% available ( plugged in,charging) status. I calibrated the battery but no ...
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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 ...
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my dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 laptop has heating issue while running on ubuntu?

I have dual boot OS Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and my laptop has little heating while running on Ubuntu, whereas windows has no such problems. Ubuntu forum suggest that this may happen due to ...
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Laptop buzzing (not HDD, not fan). How to hush it?

I have a new Dell Inspiron 15 7547 laptop here. It makes an annoying high-pitched buzzing sound whenever on AC power. This is not HDD noise (there's a separate, usual sounding HDD noise when the HDD ...
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Couldn't install nvidia geforce driver after installing win 8 pro in dell 5421

When i try to install nvidia geforce driver in my laptop (after installing windows 8) it shows no compatible hardware found and stops installation process. Nvidia auto detect also doesn't shows even ...
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Windows Update doesn't recognize me as administrator

Back in 2012, when I first started using my laptop (a Dell model running Windows 8), I changed the Windows Update settings so that it would check with me before downloading/installing any updates. I ...
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Laptop boots to black screen with four beeps [closed]

Dell Inspiron 15 model 3537 laptop. When turning on the laptop, the system boots to a black screen with four beeps. The problem persists on a restart, and pressing F12 or any other key does not help. ...
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Blank monitor after installing GPU

I recently bought a factory refurbished Dell Inspiron 3000 Desktop. It's equipped with a Core i5 4460 CPU with 8gb RAM. The motherboard is a Dell model 088DT1. I'm running Windows 8.1 64bit. (link to ...
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SSD 850 Pro into Dell Inspiron 15R

I'm planning to use a second Samsung 1TB ssd instead of my actual HDD in my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop (I already got a 256gb one installed in the optical drive bay). I would go for the 850 Pro but I ...
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Intel Wireless WiFi driver for Linux on Dell Inspiron 17 (7746, Early 2015) CentOS 7 Laptop

So I recently got a new laptop from work, and I'm unable to get the wireless drivers to work in CentOS 7. ########## wireless info START ########## Report from: 13 Mar 2015 13:47 EDT -0400 Booted ...
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Transfering RAM from a dead Dell to a similar, working HP. Do the specs match?

Note: I already have RAM on the MP. But its like 0.99 of a GB and I want to add the 896MB ram from the Dell to improve it a bit and hopefully get Windows 8 installed. My Dell Inspiron 531s won’t ...
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Network card driver not installed

I recently installed windows 8.1 on my Dell Inspiron 14(3421) but now I can't see any wifi networks on my network list. Simply, there is no wifi now. But, I can connect to the internet via Ethernet ...
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Boot menu won't appear after continuous pressing of F2 and F12 keys - Dell Inspirion 7537

I installed windows 8.1 in legacy boot. After that when I tried to access the boot menu by pressing F2 and F12 but it constantly takes me to the windows. I also tried using different keys like DEL, F8....
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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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AMD graphic card not working after upgrading to Windows 8.1 on a Dell 3521

My Dell 3521 came with Windows 8. I recently upgraded it to Windows 8.1, but since then it is using Intel HD onBoard graphics. I installed the latest drivers for amd but still it picks onboard ...
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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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Samsung SSD is not visible in Bios

I have Dell Inspirion N5110 i7 , and I want to upgrade to SSD and I bought Samsung SSD PM810 2.5" 7mm 256MB SSD drive. Everythis is fine, I cloned my system drive successfully on to it, but I can't ...
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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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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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How do I find out if I have SATA 2 or SATA 3?

I need to upgrade a Dell Inspiron 5520 mid 12 laptop with a Samsung 850 pro SSD. How do I check whether my laptop with a 3rd gen i7 processor has SATA 2 or SATA 3?
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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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CPU and RAM upgrades Inspiron 13 7347 [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 13, 7347 i3 (4010U) 2 in 1 laptop. Can I upgrade to a faster CPU (i5 4210U) and if so are there any advantages to doing so (i.e. ability to increase RAM or get better screen ...
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Elementary OS not using proper display on Intel HD graphics laptop

I'm using Elementary OS 0.3 beta "Freya" and when I use the 3.13-43 kernel my laptop doesn't output to the proper display. When I boot up my laptop the login screen displays normally. Yet when I log ...
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What brand of RAM will be closely match with SK Hynix HMT351S6EFR8A-PB DDR3-1600 PC3L-12800 SO-DIMM RAM? [closed]

I am looking to add an extra 4 GB RAM to my Dell Inspiron 15 i3 laptop. I am not able to find the exact RAM in India. Which one should I prefer then, Crucial or Transcend or Corsair? These seems to be ...
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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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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 ...