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

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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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Troubleshooting Windows Vista booting problem

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop which is loaded with Windows Vista Home. I had previously reported a problem with the laptop not switching on, which got fixed. Link: Dell inspiron laptop not switching ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows8 Enterprise evaluation is not loading on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VirtualBox(NX bit Disabled)

I have a Dell Insprion 1525 laptop loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My BIOS version is A16(10/16/2008). Processor : Intel Core2 Duo When I tried to load Windows8 Enterprise evaluation on the ...
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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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Boot Windows from mSATA Dell Inspiron 7720

I have a Dell Inspiron 7720, and it has a mSATA slot under a bottom cover. I installed a Crucial 32 GB mSATA in it, and it shows up in BIOS and Windows 8 as another drive (the "D" drive). However, in ...
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Can't hibernate my Windows 8 system (Dell n5520 laptop)

I'm using Windows 8 on my Dell 5520 laptop, with a problem that has been happening for the past few days I can't hibernate my Laptop. When ever I do it, sometimes it shuts down my system and sometimes ...
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Dell xps i7 plug into screen?

I am studying architecture and have a Dell XPS i7 and a Dell screen, which I have connected with a DVI cable from screen into an adaptor to HDMI port on my laptop. I want to work on my screen ...
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Can't install the webcam driver of dell inspiron n4030

I have my laptop running windows 7 32bit and I want to use my webcam, I tried searching dell.com for drivers using TagService of my machine but didn't find any drivers for webcam, I've tried ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to get partition to boot and be recognized by Windows after changing disk to dynamic?

My problem is that I shrunk a partition on the hard disk and there was a unallocated space. Then I made a partition from that unallocated space. After doing this whole disk was converted to dynamic ...
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Dell SP2309w not getting full resolution on Inspiron E1505

HI Folks, i have an Inspiron E1505 with Windows 7 and Intel GMA 945 Chipset. I connected a Dell SP2309W 23" monitor via VGA to the laptop but it is not achieving it's original resolution but is stuck ...
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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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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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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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Am I getting the right display resolution in Dell laptop?

I installed Fedora 19 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot on my Dell Inspiron 3537 It had an AMD HD 8670 graphics card and installed the amd-catalyst-14.2-betav1.3-linux-x86.x86_64 graphics card driver. It ...
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dell inspiron n5050 fan constantly turned on

My dell inspiron n5050 fan is continuously turned on from start till I shut down. I updated Bios to A05 and ran diagnostic test to check HD failure and I got this error error code 2000-0142 ...
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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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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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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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Unable to connect to HomeGroup between two laptops in Windows8

I am trying to connect two laptops via homegroup, both have Windows8 installed. This is what I have done: - Created a wifi hotspot on one laptop and started it. Created a homegroup on same laptop. ...
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Touchpad seizes frequently on my Windows 8.0, 8.1 Dell Inspiron 5323

How do you make it so the touchpad will not freeze? When I plug in a USB mouse and use it, the mouse does not freeze. I have the touchpad turned off while using this external USB mouse.
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No Audio Output on Dell N4010

The sound on my Dell N4010 with Windows 7 OS is not working. I've reinstalled all audio drivers and everything seem to work properly with the sound again. yet every time I reboot or boot up after a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...