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Dell XPS 15 in that the wi-fi would drop out every 20 mins

I'm having serious issues with my Dell XPS 15 in that the wi-fi would drop out every 20 mins or so at home. It has been widely reported that the XPS 15 (L521x) has had wireless problems. I have ...
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What is this chip on my motherboard?

I have a question that is really driving me crazy! I have a dell xps M1210 laptop. The other day I opened it to apply thermal paste. There are 2 chips connected to the heatsink, one raised, and one ...
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Hooking up Raid0 drives to Dell XPS

I recently dug up a pare of WD Raptor 74GB hard drives that I had once upon a time in an older custom built computer they were RAID0. I now have a Dell Studio XPS 8000 desktop that I'd like to see ...
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Dell XPS 12, Windows 8.1 single language Chinese. How to change to English

I bought a Dell XPS 12 in China and made the mistake of not buying a pro version of Windows 8.1 on it. To change my language to English I have been searching for solutions but haven't managed so far. ...
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Key's not working unmodified or with SHIFT but works with ALTGR modifier

It' on a laptop under windows 8. It's a French-Belgian (fr-Be) keyboard. The touch right after 'p' is working strangely. I don't think it's a hardware fault, most a software fault. Also I've already ...
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kdbsync.exe has stopped working

I have a Dell Studio XPS 1645. Since upgrading to Windows 8, it will always display the following error message "kdbsync.exe has stopped working". How can I resolve this problem?
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XPS L502x with external DellST2210 24“ LCD which won't play sound, while external ASUS VH242H 24” LCD will

MY CONFIGURATION I have an XPS L502x hooked up to 2 external monitors: Dell ST2210 connected via to my only HDMI port no adapters on either end of the cable HDMI cable from back of laptop to HDMI ...
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Edge Scrolling on new Dell Touchpad

I hope this is the right place for this question. I recently (last week) purchased a XPS laptop from Dell. It comes with a version of Dell Touchpad (touchpad driver) that has no option for scrolling ...
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What is the 102 MB partition in my Dell XPS17 for

What is the 102 MB partition in my Dell XPS17 for. It contains stuff like this: DIAGS/ AUTOEXUS.UP CONFIG.UP COPYUP etc etc It currently shows as D:. Can I delete it? I can't see my other 2nd HD ...
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How to diagnose ram/motherboard issue on an XPS M1530?

I have a dell XPS M1530. Long story short it kept on crashing at seemingly random points, and diagnostics returned error 2000-0123. This turns out to be a Ram or a motherboard error according to ...
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Periodic wifi connectivity loss

I have a new Dell XPS 14 running Debian (Wheezy via Crunchbang). I've been experiencing periodic internet connectivity loss (roughly a couple minutes of downtime every 15 or so minutes, after which ...
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Windows 7 issue,Hardware light stopped working

I own a Dell XPS L501x. I opened up my laptop recently for regular cleaning up the fan but after re-assembling it back I noticed that the orange light at the back of my laptop which is supposed to ...
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solve dell xps delay on touchpad and keyboard

I finally found the complete solution for a frustrating/weird problem i was facing. Problem A ) there is a touchpad delay when typing and try to use the touchpad? problem B ) there is a 1 second ...
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Why does my computer frequently fail to wake up?

My computer frequently fails to wake up. I press the keyboard or mouse but it just sits there. The monitor is off. I have a Dell XPS 8500, have all the latest drivers according to ...
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Dell XPS laptop BIOS complains after installing SSD

I installed a Samsung 830 SSD in my XPS L501X and now every time it boots, after the logo screen it beeps twice, rattles the DVD drive and displays this message (and nothing else) Press <F1> to ...
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Can the NVidia card on the Dell XPS 17 (L702x) overheat and crash applications?

I have a Dell XPS 17 (L702x). I've noticed repeatedly and constantly that when I run GPU intensive apps, they will crash to the desktop after 30-60 minutes. If the app uses the NVidia GPU, and does ...
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Updating video drivers for Dell XPS 17 (L702x)

For my other laptops (Dell or otherwise), I'd regularly check NVidia's site for updates on the video card drivers and download and install them when needed. I'm confused about how I should update my ...
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Is there an active digitizer stylus for Dell xps duo 12?

This hybrid laptop-tablet supports atmel maxTouch technology. However I was unable to find any definitive information on which active digitizer stylus to buy for it. Some sources say active digitizers ...
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Frequent DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION BSOD on Windows 8

I am having frequent Blue Screens of Death on my new Windows 8 Dell XPS 13 UltraBook. The specifics: Hardware (screenshot of device manager with what I think are the most relevant items expanded): ...
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Adding drivers for a device that's not listed in Device Manager

I'm running Windows 7 x64 on a Dell XPS m1730 laptop. I recently re-installed Windows 7 (complete wipe) and since that time, have been unable to get my Creative Labs Integrated Webcam working (or even ...
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mouse and keyboard not functioning properly on start up - both operating systems

I have a Dell XPS M1530. This afternoon I have encountered a problem with my laptop. first I realized that when I try to log in windows and type my password, the cursor focus loses or does not type. ...
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Number of Processors and Computer Speed relation?

Does changing the number of processors under Boot Advanced Options affect computer speed? I have Dell XPS 15z Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) OS with 4GB RAM, intel i5 processor @2.5 Ghz and 1GB ...
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Does recovery to factory image remove all files on all drives or just the one which has the OS?

I have a Dell xps15 and I want to run the recovery to set the laptop back to factory settings. I have the OS on C: and have D: which has other files and docs not related to the OS. Does running ...
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Dell XPS m1210 LCD Backlight does not want to stay on at first

I have a Dell XPS m1210 that I've been using for almost 6 years now. Recently the LCD screen back light would turn on for a few seconds, then shut off until I closed the screen and opened it up ...
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Upgrading to Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit

I have a Dell XPS M1730 and am running Sims 3, and Lightroom 3.6 (I think), Adobe Photoshop. I'm wondering if upgrading my RAM to 8 GB would make a significant change on my computer? I know I ...
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USB Keyboard occasionally needs reboot

A Fujitsu KB910 USB keyboard connected to a Dell XPS 8300 used to work flawlessly. But it then started to be unresponsive now and then on BIOS level, i.e. it was no longer possible to enter the user ...
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Dell XPS 12 Duo with 16 or 32 gigs of ram?

The Dell XPS 12 Duo has two SO-DIMM slots (at least according to the dell tech i talked to). Dell only lists up to 8 gigs of ram supported, but does anyone out there know whether or not I could use a ...
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Dell XPS M1330 BIOS upgrade adversely affects battery behavior

I upgraded from A11 to A15 using the executable M1330A15 (via DOS) and was successful. Before the upgrade, I left the laptop alone for several months. The battery showed 4 out of 5 pips when ...
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SSD and HDD at same time in Dell XPS L502X

I have Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop with 750GB HDD. I want to know that can I install additional SSD in this laptop to decrease boot time and app load time. I checked internet and found that XPS 17 have ...
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mini displayport to VGA not working

Very simple problem: I am trying to hook up a laptop to a projector via a Mini DisplayPort to VGA connector, however it just doesn't work at all. Where this gets odd is: This all works to the ...
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When AC Power is disconnected, atibtmon.exe throws a Runtime error

The installer is not working for my ATI mobility Radeon HD 3670 on Dell XPS Studio 16 using Windows 8 PRO 64 bits. Here are the screenshots of my ATI Radeon configuration: Hardware configuration ...
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Dell XPS m1530 system cannot boot need 130w or greater

I have a Dell XPS M1530 and I lost my old AC adapter but ordered a new one. For the longest time it always had a battery charge so I was able to boot into the OS but now it is completely dead. I have ...
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I coudn't hibernate my Windows 7 system (Dell XPS laptop) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hibernation does not work, I’m always returned to the sign in screen I've enabled hibernation in the power settings and the hibernate button is available in the start ...
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Black Screen on Logon (windows 7 Home Premium)

I have been having some trouble with a dell XPS 15 laptop that I recently purchased. It is under a month old, and a problem has occurred, upon logging on just after start up, the computer will just ...
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Properly disabling Intel SRT

I just purchased a Dell XPS 8500 that comes with a 2TB mechanical HDD + 32GB SSD that is configured to use Intel's SRT. I'm planning to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu, but it seems like SRT drivers are ...
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Upgrading msata Dell xps 14 ultrabook

I'm planning to upgrade the msata of my dell xps 14 to a Mushkin Atlas msata. Currently my machine has the intel caching enabled. When I upgrade the drive and switch the sata mode to AHCI, will the ...
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Trouble getting external monitor to connect to laptop

I have a Dell XPS M1530 whose display card seems to have fried out. Nothing shows up on the screen although I know the laptop boots up just fine. I tried connecting the laptop to an external monitor ...
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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, WiFi N performance is slow and has problems

I just opened a brand new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook and connected to my 802.11n wireless network. Performance is abysmal. Web pages time out, SpeedTest shows 0.15 Mbps (on a 50 Mbps FiOS connection), and ...
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Dell XPS 8500 how to disable the msata ssd from being used as a caching device

Is there a way to disable the msata ssd to be used as a caching device? I want to install a regular SSD drive in sata 3 port and I don't want it to be cached by the msata. Otherwise it will make it ...
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Dell XPS 1330 / 1530 - Won't turn without power lead, but you can remove power lead once turned on?

As the subject states, I can't turn on my dell xps 1330 without the power lead in. There is nothing from pressing the button. It has a newish fully charged battery and have tried a couple of good ...
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Why are my XPS JBL speakers crackling (static sound)?

I own a XPS L502X laptop which has inbuilt JBL 2.1 speakers. I use Ubuntu 12.04. I regularly use this ear training software called GNU Solfege. The issue is that my speakers make a static sound a lot ...
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Ubuntu on an XPS 14 Ultrabook with mSATA cache and 500GB HD - how to partition for dual boot?

I am getting an XPS 14 ( http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-14-l421x/pd ) and I want to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. This thing has a 500GB standard HD and a 32GB mSATA that can be used as cache. Does ...
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Can I delete the OEM partition on the new Dell XPS 15?

My new Dell XPS 15 L521X just arrived. I need to set this up to dual boot Linux. Sadly, the system comes with four primary partitions. I can't do a clean install at the moment, so one of the ...
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How is the extra mSATA SSD disk used/configured in a Dell XPS laptop?

Some machines in the new XPS laptop range from Dell come with a regular, large (500GB+) HDD and an additional 32GB m-SATA SSD. The only detail I can find about this extra drive on the Dell site is ...
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Disable Hyper-Threading on Dell XPS L502x

Does anyone know how, or if it's even possible, to disable Hyper-Threading on an Dell XPS L502x? I've checked the BIOS, which seems like it's hiding a lot of the usual options, but can't see ...
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What is the Dell “FGA Module”

When looking at the list of items included with the Dell XPS 15 I see: FGA Module: Catalog Number / Description = PPAN1303_023/PPAN1305_027/BTO Product Code = FG0011 What does it represent? I found ...
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Windows 7 Installation Fails at 7% Extraction on Dell

Alright, before I begin I want to clarify some points so no one wastes their time giving solutions that have already been addressed and haven't worked: I am aware that this is a common error ...
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RAM issue with Dell XPS 1640

I have this laptop from 2009 N07X1604 STUDIO XPS 16 : INTEL CORE 2 DUO T9900(3 MEMORY : 4096MB (2X2048) 1067MHZ DDR3 DU As you see, it comes with 2 modules of 2gb 1067MHZ DDR3. Now I have searched ...
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Studio XPS 16 Fn key does not work

I had Vista on my laptop. After a Windows 7 clean install Fn key does not work. For example Fn+1 should be equal to Numpad1 but it does nothing. I have installed several drivers from Dell website but ...
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Wrong Visual Studio version launched by Dell Instant Launch

I have a Dell XPS L702X laptop. To the right of the power button is a touch sensitive button called "Dell Instant Launch". I have had this configured to open Visual Studio 2010 for a while but I ...