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

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How to CLEAN INSTALL Windows 7 Professional 64Bit on Dell Inspiron 15R Turbo / Special Edition laptop?

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15R Turbo/Special Edition with following configuration: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor, Windows 8 Single Language, English (64bit), 8GB 2 DIMM (4GB ...
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Virtualbox - “VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available”

I have a dell inspiron 1525 note book with win7. I am trying to install Win8 on Virtualbox. But I am getting the error: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain ...
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Repeated Hard drive failure in Dell Inspiron N5010 [closed]

I have bought my lap Inspiron n5010 on October 2010. I encountered windows startup failure Within one month of purchase itself. Dell service center people said it was hd failure and replaced the hd. ...
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No HDMI audio between Dell Inspiron N4050 laptop to LG 50PJ350 TV

Video output is perfect, however I can't see any options for the audio. I have gone to the Dell website and updated both the audio and the video drivers but still do not see a HDMI option when going ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 - No boot sector on HDD

No boot sector in internal Hard disk. No bootable devices - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility Press F5 to run on board diagnostics. My Dell Inspiron 1525 doesn't boot at all. ...
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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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What batteries for the Inspiron N5040 laptop would last longer than 3 hours, and how much longer?

A friend of mine recently purchased a Inspiron N5040 laptop and is not satisfied with the battery life. She is looking for batteries for the computer that would last longer than the 3-hour per charge ...
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Why can't I use my mouse when typing or pressing a key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use touchpad while “typing”? I just got a new Dell Windows 8 laptop for Christmas and have made my way around every preference I could get to, but the problem still ...
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External mic detected but no sound produced

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. I randomly get this issue recently where my mic, when plugged in, does not produce any sound. I used to get a pop up prompt when I would plug in a headset/mic, but ...
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Install BIOS for Dell Inspiron 1564

my labtob doesn't power on (when i click the power button the lamp flashes and it doesn't power on), i went to a technician and he said that the bios is corrupted, and he want to install a new bios ...
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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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Laptop won't boot No POST

I have a dell inspiron 15r SE, it's less than a week old. The windows was locked (and i forgot the password) so i figured i'll restart and reset the password from safe mode. but it seemed that ...
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Should I update my Dell N4110 BIOS before Upgrading to Windows 8?

I'm using Dell Inspiron 14R and it can be upgraded(recommended by Dell) to Windows 8. Recently, Dell released latest Bios! The latest bios is for Windows 8 or for Windows 7?
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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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Dell Inspiron 1440 Hard Drive Replacement [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are laptop hard drives fairly generic, or do I need to be careful to get the right one for my computer model? I'm outdated 15 years regarding hardware support, so I need ...
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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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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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Mouse move choppy and laggy with Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu LTS 11.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell M5030. My mouse moves choppy and laggy. I do not encounter this problems on Ubuntu 10.04 on this machine. I think this bug may com from ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 5420 wifi drivers PCI ID 14e4:4365

I recently bought a new Dell inpiron. I need it for educational purposes and a wifi connection is really important. Wifi is working properly in Windows7 but Ubuntu 12.04 is not even detecting the ...
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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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How do I determine the maximum RAM installable in a Dell Inspiron 15R SE?

I'm looking for a new laptop and the Dell Inspiron 15R SE seems a pretty good fit for my requirements. However, I can't find the maximum RAM capacity anywhere in the spec. It seems Dell don't ship ...
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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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Bluetooth headset giving intermittent sound

I am using a Byte bluetooth headset along with my Dell Inspiron laptop. Whenever I play any music or audio, the sound is highly intermittent. The problem disappears for a while if I disconnect-connect ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R gives electric shocks

I have had this laptop for just more than a year and never faced any problem with it until sometime back when I got a "tingling sensation" using the track pad, just around the edges. That happens only ...
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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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Boot from CD on Inspiron 7500

I recently acquired an old Dell Inspiron 7500. It has Windows XP installed on it currently and is super slow. So I decided to install Linux on the machine, but I have failed over and over. I have ...
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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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Output Selection key on Laptop causes error

On my laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1440, the key that I use to select the output selection settings (For example, whether or not to display the laptop screen when using a projector) creates an incredible ...
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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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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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Screen shows only vertical colored stripes (red, green or blue) on black background

First let me point out that this has never occurred when booting Windows. So I don't think it's damage on the hardware. So, I'm booting my Inspiron 1501 laptop running Debian, and the XDM (X Display ...
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Error 0xc0000260 when installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview on an old laptop

I'm attempting to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a Dell Inspiron 8600, and I am getting a 0xc0000260 error. Googling around, I found that others get this error when installing on a Virtual ...
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Dell Inspiron 530 strange startup behavior .. why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it normal for a Dell Inspiron 530 to have is fan to spin up 3 times before it POSTS? I have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop, which runs XP pro, and perhaps most unique ...
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Peggle Fried My GT240

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with a modified (upgraded) CPU fan and a GeForce GT240. It had a GT240, because yesterday, after my son had a long round of Peggle, the display just shut off; after a few ...
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Chrome OS is not loading on an Inspiron B130

When attempting to load Chrome OS from a USB stick on my Inspiron B130 the Chromium logo comes up and then disappears to a black screen. After pressing Alt-Right I can login to the terminal and ...
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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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Account fails to load properly - Freezes

I've got a Dell Inspiron 1520 from 2007, and when I try to load any of the accounts on it, it is able to pass the login screen and get to a desktop. It loads the icons on the desktop, the background, ...
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Is my old Dell laptop's battery the cause of it's not working? [closed]

I've got an old Dell Inspiron 9200 laptop. It is about 6 years old. It no longer boots up. I replaced the power adapter a while ago, and so that's not the issue. I'm wondering if the problem may ...
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DELL Inspiron failed to load/not switching on

I'm facing a problem with my Dell Inspiron 15. Am trying to switch on but unfortunately the power button is just blinked and off. I have tried by removing battery for some time but no luck. What ...
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Dell Inspiron 1564 overheating but fan not switching on, how to diagnose?

I've got a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop that is about one and a half years old. Since about a week, the laptop started to overheat, causing it to switch off unexpectedly... The cpu fan is working ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 1420 Won't Startup

I'm looking at a laptop for a friend of mine. It's a Dell Inspiron 1420 running Vista. He recently spilled something on it, instantly killed the power, disassembled it, dried the parts, waited a few ...
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What can I use the ExpressCard slot on my laptop for, with regards to upgrading? [closed]

I don't know much about the ExpressCard slot, but I do gather from the wikipedia page it could be used to easily upgrade some features of my laptop. I'm running a Dell Inspiron 1520, with absolutely ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 - “plugged in, not charging”

A family member brought me their Dell Inspiron 1545 a few hours ago (I'm a software engineer so I know how to fix any and all computer issues, right??). They just bought a new battery for it that ...
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Dell Inspiron 1501 will not turn on

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 purchased December 2007 and no warranty remaining. Today, the laptop will not turn on. I followed these Dell troubleshooting instructions, but still no success: ...
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Which UNIX or Linux distribution works on a Dell M5010 without having to compile any drivers?

I want to have UNIX or Linux on my laptop but I found that the wireless did not work on all the ones I tried. I have not tried again for over 6 months but don't have the time to experiment. It took me ...
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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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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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Dell Inspiron 6000 running xp won't work properly

My Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running Windows XP will turn on - the three indicator lights on the screen hinge come on, as do all the indicators on the laptop itself. The power indicator stays on, the ...