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

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How to backup Dell's partitions (PBR Image and WINRETOOLS) using Linux?

My HDD recently crashed and I can't access my Windows 8 PRO partition anymore, so I bought a SSD to reinstall it. The problem is that my Windows is OEM and I need to backup the PBR Image and ...
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Dell Inspiron 14R 5420 intermittently fails to boot

I have a Dell laptop which sometimes boots and sometimes doesn't. When it boots, it works perfectly normal. However, when it doesn't boot, it doesn't show anything on screen, the light check goes on, ...
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Dell Inspiron 570 + Sapphire R9 280X

I bought a Sapphire Tri-X R9 280X to replace my old HD 3450, and moved my PC's components to a much larger case with a new 850W PSU. The card fit, but when I powered the PC on, I hear 9 beeps, and ...
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Should I download the Hardware drivers that Windows Provides or drivers from Manufacturer's website?

today I've installed Windows 8.1 and everything is working as it should be but I'm stuck at installing the Graphic drivers, I have a Dell Inspiron 5537 with AMD Radeon HD 8670M, I've found a driver on ...
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Laptop Brightness dims when charger is unplugged(no solution)?

Hello yesterday i bought DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) win 8.1. And noticed that if charger is plugged on, screen becomes brighter, and after unplugging dimmer. Of course i tried adjust screen brightness, ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 R n series

I want win7 32-bit wireless driver for my laptop (dell inspiron 15R core I7 n series) I searched at the main site but all drivers were for 64-bit only and till now no driver worked for it, I really ...
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Replacing 2630QM processor with 3940XM in my Dell Inspiron

How possible is it to upgrade the processor of my Dell Inspiron 17R running 64bit Windows 7, from 2630QM processor with 3940XM? If possible, how shall I config the BIOS to run the processor at 3 GHz ...
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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 completely deactivate the touchpad in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Is it possible / how to deactivate the touchpad so, that it even stays disabled, if no mouse is connected? System: Dell Inspiron 6400, Windows 7.
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Connecting HDD in Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop?

Which side I should connect IDE HDD in Dell CPX/CPI port ? Where should missing pin be ? IMHO I think it should be at bottom, how do you think ? How it looks
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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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Dell Laptop Black screen issue

I had a problem with my laptop start up it was showing me black screen i.e. no signal on the system. I found a question related to similar problem with lenovo thinkpad and I followed those steps - ...
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Confused about bluetooth and WiFi drivers for my Dell notebook

I'm quite confused what I need to install on my Notebook - It's a Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 but I think that doesn't matter much - the exact model number. It's just a general question, what drivers I ...
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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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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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DELL Inspiron beeps after remove the screen

I needed to remove my Inspiron N5110 screen. Everything would be okay but the computer is beeping now (8 times over and over in case of screen error). Is it possible to turn that beeping off? If ...
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Can I add a second hard drive to my Dell Inspiron i660s?

Is it possible to add a second hard drive? I would like to have more space on my computer but I don't know if I can add a hard drive. In fact, I would like to add a solid state disk, but I haven't ...
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No sound on my dell inspiron N5050

Sometimes, my laptop's sound works fine but for the most part it doesn't work, not the speakers or headphones. I've gone through my sound setting, seems fine. And if I have audio playing (and can't ...
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Should I be worried about potential health hazards from taking my old laptop apart?

I have an old laptop at my disposal that has a malfunctioning HDD in it. I already asked a question about the hard drive; now I have another question! I would like to take the rest of the computer ...
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Dell Inspiron 7720 won't boot from USB

I bricked my machine trying to reinstall the OS and so I got the Windows ISO install from MSDN, put it on a USB stick. But the computer won't boot from the stick either. I've followed numerous ...
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Are laptop hard drives fairly generic, or do I need to be careful to get the right one for my computer model?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, and the hard drive is failing and I'd like to get a new one. What I'm wondering is, do I need to buy a hard drive specific to my computer model, or are laptop ...
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How do I replace the screen of a Dell Inspiron 1545?

I got a new screen for a Dell Inspiron 1545. The old screen says Dell Inspiron 1545 LP156WH1 (TL)(C1​) HD and the new one says Dell Inspiron 1545 LP156WH1 (TL)(C1​) LCD Does that make a ...
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Replace clock battery on Dell Inspiron 8200?

I have an old Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop. Still mostly works, but the clock battery has died so everytime I power it on I need to go into the BIOS and set the proper clock time. From what I've been ...
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What is the best RAM upgrade for my Inspiron N5010 [closed]

My system model and specs: Dell Inspiron N5010 i5, 4GB(2x2) RAM and Mobile Intel 5 series express chipset HM57. I am thinking to upgrade RAM to 8GB: 4gb x 4gb.I Would like to know the best suitable ...
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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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Laptop black screen on start up?

I'm attempting to repair my girlfriends Laptop (Dell 501R). It was working fine but she had a problem with overheating cutting the power, I opened it up and gave i a dusting and applied new thermal ...
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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 ...
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Low performance when charger is plugged in

I got this laptop: Dell Inspiron N5010 with i5 2,40GHz processor, 8GB Memory and a Kingston SSD. 4 months ago my charger`s pin jack has broken, but it was still working. I noticed that the ...
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Dell laptop screen black on boot, even Dell logo at Bios boot not shown

I have a Dell N5010 laptop. I recently got my motherboard changed from a local repair shop. Ever since I started using the new motherboard, it so happens that every other day when I switch on the ...
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PC will be turned off in safe mode

I wanted to scan a Dell inspiron N5010 laptop in safe mode. When I took it to the safe mode environment and ran the AV to scan, after some while the PC went out! The power options menu options (when ...
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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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How to disable Dell Inspiron 1545 touchpad operate with Ubuntu 10.04?

The mousepad or touchpad in Dell Inspiron 1545 drive me crazy. It moved to other places unexpectedly. I took me more time to retype password or rewrite my programs, my documents. I'm using Ubuntu ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 1525 - touchpad not listed under mouse after Vista reinstall

Touchpad is not responding after Vista reinstall. When I go to Control Panel > Mouse, touchpad is not listed. I think that I have latest drivers installed. It is listed under Device Manager > Mice and ...
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Swapping the Motherboard of Dell N5010

I have a Dell N5010 laptop. It had an integrated graphics card in it which went bad. So, I had to get my motherboard swapped for a new one. The swapping was done by a local repair shop. I am now ...
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Win 7 reinstall on Inspiron N5040 no drivers

I reinstalled windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron N5040 and now have no drivers. Naturally, I went to dell's site to get them. I installed the chipset, rebooted, and tried installing the ...
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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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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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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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Dell Touchpad stop working

I have a Dell Inspirion and I have these problems: 1- My buttons just don't work at all; 2- When I try to click with the touchpad it click as the right buttom instead of left and make a simple ...
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Replacing windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. Is it possible to recover original windows later after some years?

I have bought a new Dell inspiron 15. It came with windows 8.1 installed. But I want to replace it with Ubuntu (formatting OS partition & install Ubuntu), but afraid of loosing the original copy ...
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Beer was spilt on my keyboard, most keys work but some don't, is there any hope?

I've often had it whereby i've spilt tea on the keyboard, some keys don't work for a couple of days and then wake up again. A few people online have suggested actually taking the keyboard off and ...
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Extremely Wrong Battery Life

I am running Windows 8.1 on my Dell Inspiron 15", and when I click on the battery icon, it shows an outrageous battery life, which makes no sense: like 58 hours and 44 minutes (42% remaining). How ...
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Touchpad on linux way too slow

Recently my touchpad has gotten to be way too sow on Linux. I use Fedora with a Dell Inspiron 15R. It was working fine for months, but recently is unbearably slow regardless of my speed settings. I ...
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Laptop display flicks like a liquid inside when moving the lid

My newly bought dell 3537 laptop accidentally hit on the wall and Now in that corner the display flicks like water inside when I move the laptop lid upwards. Is this happens because of damage happened ...
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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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How to invert function keys on Dell N5010?

There are similar posts, but those are for different laptop. I am using Dell Inspiron N5010. I couldn't find how to invert fn keys either from BIOS or from Windows Mobility Center. How to invert ...
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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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Connecting my laptop to two monitors

How can I connect my laptop to two monitors, having just one HDMI interface? I have a Dell Inspiron 14z. I have also heard that not every laptop supports 2+ monitors. How can I know that my laptop ...
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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 ...