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

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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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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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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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Synaptics Touchpad hangs when system disk activity is high

I have a Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop, with Windows 10 and newest drivers from Dell website. When system disk activity is around 100%, then the touchpad stops responding (i.e. the cursor does not move ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit : Cursor lag when mouse cursor changes?

I'm facing the exact same issue as mentioned in the link but on Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit. Problem Facing: Mouse pointer freezes for around 300 ms whenever the cursor icon changes: On hovering from ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 random hang then black screen issue

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Vista was preinstalled on it. After 6-7 months of usage "Blue screen" errors started to show up sometimes when I move my laptop. I figured out that the blue ...
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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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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, ...
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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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Using my Touchpad and Keyboard at the Same Time on my Dell Inspirion 5520

I recently bought a Dell Inspirion 5520 laptop running Windows 8. Overall I like the device, but there's one thing that keeps bugging me; whenever I type something and then immediately try to use the ...
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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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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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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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installing rhel/centos/fedora on a dell inspiron 17R laptop

Got a dell inspiron 17R laptop. Trying to figure out how to install RHEL/Centos 5.5/Fedora 13 on the box. When using the basic Centos 5.5 liveCD, continously got a repeating error of buffer I/O on ...
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Dell Inspiron 15-5547 Shutting Down Immediately After Startup

I am working on servicing a friend's laptop, and I cannot find what the problem is. The reason that I started servicing the laptop was that he was having issues where the laptop would shut down ...
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Unable to get bios and system id information to update bios on Linux mint

Recently i installed Linux mint in my laptop(Dell inspiron 15R 5521) then i am trying to get dell bios information using terminal on Linux mint. Below message i am getting. can any one help me out of ...
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Dell Inspiron windows-7 wlan-driver keeps getting-modified

I upgraded DELL Inspiron laptop from windows vista to windows 7 . Its Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card driver keeps getting modified upon PC reboot , due to which I cannot connect to internet even ...
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Graphics slow in Dell Inspiron 14R

This maybe become a wrong place to discuss this. I have dell inspiron 14R (Laptop) with this specification Windows 8.1 Single Language, Intel i5 2.30GHz With 4GB RAM, NVidia Geforce GT 740M 3GB I ...
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Dell Inspirion fan speed control

My Dell Inspirion 15 notebook routinely slows down after some period of gaming and I suspect it is due to heating up. None of regular fan speed control software - e.g. SpeedFan, MSI Afterburner - ...
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Driver power state failure

Everytime I start my computer(runs on windows 8.1), the desktop appears and after a few seconds I get the blue screen and the message("driver power state failure"). Restarted my laptop on safe mode ...
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Cannot restore my Dell Inspiron N5110 to Factory Settings

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 that runs Windows 7 Home Premium, that's about 3 years old. When I first got it, it had problems with the Bluetooth Driver, so Dell Tech Support made me format drive C:\ ...
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Boot loop after factory reset

I have a Dell Inspiron 1470 (Windows 7). I did a factory reset and now the only thing it's doing is shutting down and booting back up. The computer states that it's loading Windows files and then ...
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How to remove boot password in dell inspiron 1545.? I forgot the boot admin password and I want to remove the boot setup password.

I forgot the boot admin password. I am not able to login in to my laptop dell inspiron 1545. I want to remove the boot admin setup password. Please help in logging in to my laptop.
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Dell Inspiron 3521 suddenly shuts down on Windows logo during boot

I have a Dell inspiron 3521 laptop, recently for some reason it started to shut down during boot on Windows logo but on the second turn on it runs very well. I just did that and until this moment it ...
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Keyboard/typing problems on Dell laptop

I've started to notice all kinds of typing/keyboard issues on my laptop recently (Dell Inspiron n5110). Some of them are: when I wake the laptop from sleep, I can't type my password can't type to ...
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Cannot login to Windows 8.1 after System Refresh (on a new laptop)

I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop today that came preloaded with Windows 8.1. The system setup went fine, and I made the following changes from the Desktop: Uninstalled CyberLink suite, ...
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Laptop shuts down immediately after BIOS screen

My Dell laptop shuts down immediately after the Dell BIOS screen. The bios screen progress bar takes about 15'seconds to complete and then it shuts down. I tried pressing F2 and F12 and though it says ...
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Increasingly growing vertical lines on my laptop screen (Dell Inspiron 7520 SE)

I've had these 2 vertical lines since yesterday. Their length have doubled since then ! Would someone please help identifying the problem and the solution ? I've had this laptop for around 2 years now ...
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What does Intel 4th generation black logo means?

I have seen black color Intel sticker on Dell Inspiron 15 5547 which has Core i7 4510U processor. Is this black color means extreme edition of it. I did check intel for extreme edition of this ...
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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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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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Network Controller 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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Dell inspiron 5521 Heatsink screw size

I lost two of the screws for the heatsink in my Dell Inspiron 5521 laptop. Does anyone know what size they are so that I can buy them? In addition, what store would you recommend? Also, how vital are ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...