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2 Same laptops behave differently. What could possible be wrong?

I am having 2 dell vostro 1550. I setup one of them with ubuntu- 14.04 64 bit. Everything goes well, except after installation when i suspended, It didnt resume and have to hard shutdown. Now I got ...
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Dell Vostro suddenly giving “No TPM or TPM has…” message on boot

(Original question title was Dell Vostro suddenly giving "No TPM or TPM has problem" message on boot" but I was pinged by the stack exchange style police for having the word "problem" in my title!) I ...
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windows misconfigured keyboard after installing usb keyboard

have a dell vostro 1520, installed an external usb keyboard which works fine but the laptop's keyboard does not work properly. in the log in screen everything works as it should, once logged in the ...
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Battery won't charge and BSOD: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE

I have a Dell Vostro 1510 running Windows 7. Today when I pulled my machine out of it's bag and plugged it in, the little battery light on the side blinked constantly instead of staying solid, and ...
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After spilling water on my Dell Vostro Laptop, 2 keys are not working

Can I clean the keys by myself by plucking the keys out ? How exactly do I clean the laptop keyboard in such a situation ? Do I have to replace the whole keyboard ?
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BSOD after installing Paragon HFS+ on Windows 7 x64

I just installed Paragon HFS+ for Windows 9.0 on my laptop (a Dell Vostro 3500 with Windows 7 x64). I previously had a cracked version and now I have bought the full version. The cracked version ...
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Dell Vostro 3350 cannot detect second video card

Ive got a dell vostro laptop that was offered to me some time ago. I decided to format it and since its a relatively new model i didnt think about saving/checking drivers beforehand. Ive installed ...
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How do I use ALT codes on a Dell Windows 7 laptop with no numlock key or FN keypad?

At work I'm using a Dell Vostro laptop running Windows 7 Enterprise and it does not have a NumLock key nor a numeric keypad accessible with Fn. In this case, how do I enter an Alt code (holding Alt ...
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Upgrading video adapter for Dell Vostro 220s to Geforce 7800 or Radeon 1800? [closed]

First, I'm a software guy, not a hardware guy. I'm not afraid of hardware, but I don't stay current on the technology. You can probably assume that I know the basics (I know the difference between ...
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Dell Vostro 3700 Laptop Screen Back light Not Working - but its not the screen [closed]

I replaced the screen two times on a Dell Vostro 3700 laptop. It's a LED backlight screen supposedly (LTN173KT01-C09). When I put in the first replacement, it DID work at first, but only lasted a ...
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Dell Vostro 3360 Computer Screen loose connection

My Dell 3360 Vostro screen is somehow loose in its connection between the screen and the main body of the laptop. The screen display is shimmering as a result of what looks like a loose connection. ...
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Update Windows 10 to the latest build on Dell Vostro 3550

On my Dell Vostro 3550, I have updated from Windows 7 to Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and then finally to Windows 10 when it was launched. I have noticed recently that my machine is not running the latest ...
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Why does voice+video recording not work with built-in mike but works with headset - Dell Vostro laptop

I need to do some recording of voice + video together. This is on Windows 7 using a Dell Vostro 2420 laptop. When I try to record the video using the mike that comes with my headphones, it works (...
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BSOD Dell Vostro 3550 with OS Win 8 x64

I often get BSOD on my notebook Dell Vostro 3550 with OS Win 8 x64. I tried analyze memory.dmp and minidump with Debugging Tools Windows (http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/2012/07/18/reading-a-...
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Dell keyboard NSK-DJ F01 versus NSK-DJ301

I have a Dell vostro 3500 keyboard and its model number (which is typed at the back of the keyboard when i removed it) is NSK-DJ F01. And i found an online keyboard on amazon which have a model number ...
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Can 32-bit drivers be loaded into 64-bit Windows 7? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 7 32-bit on a Dell Vostro 1014 (Intel Core 2 Duo T6670 CPU) and now I want install a 64-bit version of Windows. My questions: How can I be sure that my laptop is compatible with ...
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Touchpad left-click not working - Linux Mint on Dell Vostro 3640

This is a question on behalf of my friend, so it might take me a little while to run tests and stuff. The problem is that periodically her touchpad won't left click, either by pressing the physical ...
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Changing RAM in Laptop

I have a Dell Vostro 2520. I am planning to upgrade the amount of RAM to 6GB. My laptop has a Core i3-2328 processor and is currently running Windows 7 ultimate , but after the RAM upgrade, I plan to ...
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Which instruction set do I have? [duplicate]

I've recently had some issues with my Dell Vostro laptop and Dell sent me out some OS discs to reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I expected to get 64-bit discs in the mail, but instead received 32-bit....
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Need advice to choose correct wi-fi drivers for Dell Vostro 3560

I'm having problems with my Dell notebook's Wi-Fi, it can't see some of the available access points, despite they are close and I used to be connected to them yesterday. Other notebooks and my phone ...
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Strange magnets in Dell Vostro 3460

More of a curiosity than a technical question. I have a Dell Vostro 3460 laptop, and I just noticed it has two magnets embedded on both lower right and left corners near the USB ports and headphone ...
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How do I extract the ROM file from this DOS exe BIOS updater?

I am trying to update my DELL VOSTRO 260 BIOS. I am struggling to get anywhere, see for more info: Cannot execute a DELL BIOS update for a VOSTRO 260 machine I decided to simply extract the ...
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Cannot execute a DELL BIOS update for a VOSTRO 260 machine

I am trying to update my DELL VOSTRO 260 BIOS. I am struggling to get anywhere. If I download the exe and try to run it using a FreeDOS USB drive: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DellBIOS#...
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How do I install a clean WIN 7 ULT on my DELL VOSTRO 1014?

I've an old Dell Vostro 1014 (mid 2009). As I tried installing OS WIN 7 64 bit ULTIMATE through CD/DVD RW, I pressed and checked all the function keys one at a time but all in vain. The system would ...
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2-2-2 bios beep code on Dell MIG41R M/B

I have recently acquired a Dell Vostro with a MIG41R motherboard. The PC gave me a 2-2-2 bios beep code, so I opened it up and realized it didn't have and RAM and the HDD was disconnected. I bought a ...
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Vostro 1510 TPM

My Dell Vostro 1510, Core(TM)2 duo t5670 has windows 7 professional 64 bit recently installed and the following software has been installed in this order: Windows7 service pack 1 several updates ...
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My Laptop's Power LED and Fan keeps on running even after Shut down (after Liquid spill)

I am using a Dell Vostro 2520 with Windows 8.1 Home. For the past few days (after a little liquid spill), even after shutting down the laptop, power led and fan keeps running till I press and hold ...
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Mixed RAM apparently leads to garbled output on a Dell Vostro 3800 running Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Vostro 3800 running Ubuntu 14.04. It’s memory capacity is 16GB. Recently it was running with two 4GB RAM sticks and working fine. When I added an 8GB RAM stick by removing one of the two ...
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2x ATI FireMV 2250 not working

I've just bought 2x ATI FireMV 2250 cards from a reputable seller on ebay... one is a PCI-E x1 and the other is a PCI-E x16. Problem is, neither works in my Dell Vostro 220 PC... Both cards appear ...
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Desktop not recognizing second monitor plugged into VGA port

I've got a Dell Vostro 470 with an AMD Radion HD 7570 graphics card. On the back of my computer, I see a VDI port (looks like it is added as extra) and a VGA port. The primary monitor that I bought ...
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Replaced laptop screen, now the displayed resolution is wrong but should not be

I replaced a laptop screen in a Dell Vostro 1520. Both the old and new screens are 1440x900 resolution as confirmed by part numbers but new screen is glossy the old one is matt - with slightly ...
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Laptop power plan keeps going into 'Power Saver' mode

My Dell Vostro laptop keeps switching to Power Save mode whenever its on battery. It happens due to a custom Dell Energy Save mode program. The same can be disabled by killing the program from Task ...
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Window 10 wifi issue media disconnected

I have a Dell Laptop Vostro 3555 with a Dell wireless 1701 802.11b/g/n network adapter made by Broadcom. The Device status: this device is working properly. This was a window 7 moved to a window 10. ...
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Dell vostro-3550 does not boot from ODD (second HDD)

I have a Dell Vostro 3550, with one HDD SATA in it. I used a caddy to adapt the HDD to use it the place of my CD/DVD-ROM drive. Q: How can I boot from this new SATA port (ODD/second drive/etc)?
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Pre-Windows Dialog on Dell All-in-one Machine

I have a Dell Vostro 320 which is displaying this message on bootup after the BIOS screens but before the Windows splash screen. Does anyone know what this might be or can anyone translate this? Note ...
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Win7 Dell Vostro Laptop that hangs / slows down after Login

I have a Dell Vostro 2420 Laptop that has abruptly developed this weird problem: It will boot up, allow me to login and then hang / freeze. Details: It successfully draws the desktop and starts ...
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Dell Vostro 1520 BIOS update failed - machine is out of warranty and Dell will not assist

During BIOS upgrade of my Vostro 1520 laptop (Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit) their update software failed to complete. In fact the software hung. Now the computer will not turn on, the BIOS does not come ...
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Dell laptop battery not charging?

I have a Dell Vostro 3555 and recently I noticed that my battery is not charging at all. I see this message when I boot up the computer: The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. You system ...
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Dell Vostro 3560: 3NB8W3 battery not recognized, problems with charging

I've been using standard battery for a while, but finally I bought extended battery (3NB8W3, 11.1v 8700mAh 97Wh). Sadly, my Vostro 3560 does not recognize battery properly. I always have "Plugged in ...
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Wi-Fi connection not visible

I am using Dell Vostro Nseries laptop. the system doesn't connect to the wireless connection instead there is a X sign. But works fine with the cable. How can I use the internet with my WiFi ...
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Dell keyboard and sound did not work after a coffee was dropped on my laptop

I have dell Vostro 3500 laptop and windows 7 32x. Last week i drop a coffee over my keyboard, so i turned off the laptop and i clean the key board, but the keyboard did not work well. I have attached ...
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will buying a new dell vostro 3500 keyboard work on all dell vostor 3500 devices

I have dell vostro 3500 black color, and many keys are not wroking after i drop a cup of cofee on it.so i check online web sites and i found many keyboards for dell vostro 3500. and i check one ...
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will a vostro 1000 vista startup disk work on a vostro 1000 with xp?

I was given a dell vostro 1000 with xp but the os installation was faulty so i got a new hard drive. A relative has the same computer but hers runs vista. Will her recovery disks work on my computer.
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Dell Vostro 1000 audio and wireless NIC drivers

I have a Dell Vostro 1000 laptop with a fresh XP Pro install. I'm trying to track down the correct audio and wireless NIC drivers. I've used this Dell support driver page, but the drivers it gives for ...
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Does the Dell Vostro 1720 support enabling Intel VT in the BIOS?

After all the problems that Sony VAIO owners encountered with not being able to enable Intel's VT support in the BIOS, does anyone know if Dell allow you to enable of VT mode in their Vostro 1720 BIOS?...
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Dell Vostro 230 (mini)- changing hard drives

I have a Dell Vostro 230 mini that has a Seagate 320 GB hard drive that is close to failing (I know this because its S.M.A.R.T. status reports a rapidly increasing Reallocated Sector Count). Because ...
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Dell Vostro 1000 w/fresh XP Pro installation running very slow

I'm working on a Dell Vostro 1000 laptop. It was running slowly and hanging, antivirus scans turned up nothing and the same with the Dell diagnostics (DFT hung - but Dell's diagnostics gave the HD a ...
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Vostro 3700 and Geforce 330M drivers (post-300 version)

Edit: After trying again with the latest drivers and starting from scratch I've managed to get the installer to detect the card correctly, but after the install both my Intel and nvidia cards are ...
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No Bluetooth on Dell Vostro 3500

I recently purchased a Dell Vostro 3500. I could not find any way of activating the bluetooth device. I looked at the BIOS and tried installing the bluetooth drivers which said that no bluetooth ...
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New laptop battery inconsistent

I have a fairly old Dell Vostro 1510 laptop and the battery finally gave up recently. I bought another one on Amazon three weeks ago and, initially, it seemed to be OK: it was charging to 100% and ...