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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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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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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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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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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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Dell Vostro Desktop error

Faced a strange situation at work today. We have people sitting at a table on opposite sides, with power cables underneath the table. This morning when the person sitting opposite to me banged his ...
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Unplugged wire in Dell Vostro 1510 laptop?

So I was opening my laptop to replace the hard drive and I noticed something very strange. There was a loose wire. Do I need to be worried about this? I posted earlier on Stackexchance electronics, ...
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Installed PCIe network card - computer won't boot

I have a new Dell Vostro 460, that has onboard video, and an Dell-added a PCIe video card. It has 1 16x PCIe slot and 4 1x PCIe slots. When I plug in a PCIe gigabit network card (link. lspci: ...
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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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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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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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No sound in my Dell laptop

I upgraded the operating system in my Dell Vostro 1400 laptop a day ago from Windows XP to Windows 7. Since then I have had no sound in my laptop. I have tried to troubleshoot and no problem has been ...
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Wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3500

I've just installed Windows 7 32bit on my Dell Vostro 3500 (Intel). For some reason wireless is not working so I'm assuming I am missing the correct drivers. I went (among other places) here and ...
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Intel Virtualization Technology not showing up on apparently supported chip

I have a laptop with an Intel i3-3217U CPU which according to the Intel's website supports Vtx, however when I run the Intel Processor Id Utility or Securable it reports that Virtualization Technology ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 2 bytes

Recently I have had issue with my DELL Vostro 3750 laptop, the touchpad has eratic behavior. Looking at the dmesg output I can see: [175874.428170] psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at ...
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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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Vostro 220 can't get CPU off motherboard

I can't seem to get the CPU off the motherboard to replace the motherboard. I've unscrewed the 4 screws on the outside but it just is stuck there. I've pulled and pulled but still nothing. I don't ...
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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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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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Why does clicking my mouse select mutliple lines of text?

I am experiencing a weird issue on my dell laptop. When I click a webpage is will automatically select a few lines of text after my cursor. This happens whether I am using the buttons below the ...
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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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Why does BIOS runs really slow sometimes?

Sometimes, the BIOS runs really slow on my Dell Vostro 1550 computer (10 seconds). When I go to the BIOS setup and switch to a different tab, the new tab shows up slowly. My OS (Kubuntu) runs normally ...
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Need to check whether my invercard or my graphics card is bad

I have a Dell vostro 1500 laptop and my display is not working. I mean by not working is it is not showing anything on the screen except some vertical lines..when i connected the external monitor it ...
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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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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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Optiplex 980 vs. Vostro 460? [closed]

I'm buying new PC's for a bunch of programmers; speed is important. I'm trying to decide between Optiplex 980 (core i5 650) and Vostro (some Sandy Bridge i3 or i5). The prices are similar, but the ...
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dell vostro 1310 with nVidia 8400M display problem

i hope someone can help me with this problem. I have a Dell vostro 1310 Laptop with 32 bit vista and a 8400M nVidia chip. Recently i have noticed performance issues when my girlfriend was playing ...
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Dell Vostro 1510 slow boot

I have an old Dell Vostro 1510 with Ubuntu and Windows 7 on it. When it is switched on, it shows the following message: NO TPM OR TPM HAS ERROR SYSTEM BIOS SHADOWED VIDEO BIOS SHADOWED Then it ...
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Localhost pinging when there is no network card

How it is possible to ping localhost when there is no network card.
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Updating Dell Vostro 3700 (Nvidia GeForce GT330M) display driver? [closed]

I've bought this laptop "Dell Vostro 3700", having inside an Intel integrated graphic card and an Nvidia GeForce GT330M. Depending on energy saving mode it switches between the two video cards. When ...
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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: ...
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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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Dell Vostro blank screen when booting

When I try to start up my Dell Vostro 1088 it just shows a blank screen. The hard drive and the CD drive works. I can hear some sound. But I cannot even see the Dell startup splash screen. How can I ...
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Keyboard not responding on startup

I’m having a weird problem with one of the laptops at my work. Every now and then (not a systematic repeating pattern, but kind of random) the keyboard will not function on start up. The computer ...
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Recommended CPU upgrade for Dell Vostro 220 with Intel E7300 processor?

I've got a Dell Vostro 220 with an E7300 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.66Mhz, LGA775 socket) and I'm thinking about upgrading my processor so I can run Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V, which ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 1720 - Screen won't display when started, but will display after being tapped a few times

A friend of mine has a Dell Vostro 1720, and he says that when he switches it on the screen will be blank. It remains blank until he taps the back of the screen on both sides a few times. After this, ...