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Dell XPS 410 running XP Pro - two internal drives - won't boot

My 410 has two internal drives and all of a sudden today, when I tried to boot up as usual, got the error message that Windows couldn't boot because configsys file missing or corrupt. I tried to load ...
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Dell Inspiron laptop not starting

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It was running fine earlier, but suddenly it started mistyping letters with multiple letters and special characters for one second and ...
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Disable dell touchpad - reverts back to enabled upon reboot. How to permanently disable?

I turn off the touchpad using "dell touchpad" in control panel Reboot my computer Touchpad is back on again! How do I keep it off? (But still have the option to turn it on down the track if I am ...
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Extracting Microsoft Office installer from Dell OEM CDs

I have a Dell desktop computer that comes pre-installed with Windows 7 and Office 2010. The Office 2010 installation somehow got corrupted and I need to reinstall it. Dell supplied me with 3 CD; ...
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Dell Poweredge SC1435 Hard-Disk Failover…what is that?

I don't think this server has raid...or does it? In the bios you have an option for Hard Disk Failover...what does that do? Is that raid 1? Does anyone have any ideas on this one? There is no raid ...
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Testing laptop hardware [closed]

I purchased an untested Dell Latitude off ebay and only have 14 days to return if the hardware goes faulty. What are the best tools I can use to test the hardware out. I'm going to keep it running ...
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My Dell Vostro 3500 will restart automatically when I shut it down

I faced the following issue:- I drop a cup of coffee on my dell vostro laptop . And the keyboard stopped working. So I have replaced my keyboard with a new one. But after adding the new keyboard ...
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My new Dell XPS 12 ultrabook keeps beeping forever after pressing the power button and doesn't start

I've just bought a new Dell XPS 12 12.5-Inch Convertible 2-in-1 Touchscreen Ultrabook. After pressing the power button for the first time it started making beeps without stopping. There's no display ...
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Dell Latitude E6500 won't turn on

Laptop simply won't turn on. Power button is pressed, some HDD or cd-rom noises can be heard and it shuts down after a while. If anyone finds this useful, here is a movie (ignore the notification ...
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Configuring Dell MD3200i

I have 6 Dell PowerEdge R720 Servers and i have connected them directly without any switch to an Dell MD3200i storage array. It has two modules on the Array and to the first module first four Servers ...
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Program is still loading at startup even after uninstalling

Dell installs a program on the machines I purchase from them called Dell Backup and Recovery Manager. I immediately uninstall this program from my new machines as I use a different method for my ...
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Can't find Windows 8.1 in store after KB 2871389 install and wsreset.exe

I'm running Windows 8 on a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 inch nontouch. I can't find Windows 8.1 update even after the recommended update install and running wsreset.exe. I even ran the Windows 8.1 ...
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Connecting 2 external monitors and 1 laptop using a docking station

I am trying to connect 2 external monitors with the Dell Docking Station. I have a Dell Latitude E6230 laptop. Now I have connected both of the monitors or external displays through the docking ...
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Dell Windows 8 Reinstall with bios based product key

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron running pre-installed windows 8(oem) and unfortunately i've been a victim of a virus attack and now i cant even boot windows(cannot proceed to login screen). ...
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Unable to extract .zip file of Win8 theme

I downloaded some themes for Windows 8. But when I try to open it, I failed to open the .zip file. Even I was unable to extract the contents. While tried to extract, it was showing error like : The ...
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Doesn't display the whole window in Windows XP

My Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook doesn't display the whole window in Windows XP. Does anyone know how to fix it? Any helpful answers would be greatly appreciated!
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Dell SC1425 Server Fan Issue

I have the above server in my garage and use it for web development. For the last couple of weeks the fans have been running at full speed and looks like one of them has failed as I ran a diagnostics ...
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Laptop screen scrambles after boot unless plugged into external monitor

I have a strange problem. I had something fall on my laptop closing the screen down forcefully. Now when I boot the computer the screen is scrambled. It is not scrambled during the BIOS screen or the ...
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Dell USB Keyboard Hub drivers no longer working in Windows 7

We were having new carpets fitted in our office, so we moved to a temporary location whilst they fitted them. When my PC was moved the keyboard was working fine (and before this). Now that I have ...
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Cannot set Max Screen Resolution of 2560x1440 with DELL U2711 Monitor

I have a DELL U2711 Monitor (27" Inches) with a Nvidia GTX 460 video card. The monitor can reach 2560 x 1440 max and the Video card 2560 x 1600 max. But The monitor only reaches 1680x1050. If I use a ...
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Connecting a Dell Optiplex 755 to 4 monitors

A few months ago I connected 4 (four) DELL 2009W Monitors (yes 4 of them) to a Dell Inc. OptiPlex 790 01. Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601) I used the original Dell proprietary ...
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Dell Inspiron 17N7110 recommended power cord

I need to replace the powercord. One of my main issues is that both the orignal and the current walmart special the brick gets super hot. BTW the walmart special has worked on other computers just ...
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Replacing laptop hard drive

I have two laptops, a Dell XPS running 64-bit and HP Pavilion 32-bit and I want to replace the Dell hard drive with the hard drive in the HP temporarily because my Dell laptop became very slow and I ...
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XPS L501X Very Slow, Lags and Freezes [duplicate]

I have a major lagging problem with my XPS L501x. It lags in everything: browsing, gaming, opening files, Ctrl+F in txt files takes too long to open, even the right click lags, watching youtube ...
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How to connect laptop to monitor and duplicate display?

How do I connect my new Dell inspiron to my dell monitor? I have tried connecting a HDMI cable between both of them and there is no display?
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My mic is picking up and playing back any and all sound?

I have a Inspiron 17.3" laptop. I run windows 7 My internal mic is picking up all sound and playing it back, which it then picks up again and plays back again. Ive had to turn off my mic entirely and ...
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No network configuration after clean install of Windows 7 Professional 32 bit on Dell Inspiron 6410

An interesting problem. I just installed a new hard drive and used the Dell provided Win7 media to clean install Windows 7 professional 32 bit on my Dell 6410 Inspiron. When it installed there is no ...
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Unable to scroll using touchpad in Steam

I had this problem with my previous laptop and fixed it using this guide. I recently bought a Dell Inspiron which uses Dell Touchpad drivers. I've searched the registry and can't see anything to do ...
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Keys on laptop's keyboard register duplicate letters intermittantly

I have a brand new (<1 week old) Dell Latitude E6540 with Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) where the occasionally while typing I get a double key press. For example: I am writing a qquestion on ...
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Invalid refresh rate when full screen in games

Since I've been looking for a week for a solution and did not find any, I hope to find one hear. I have a Dell 2407-WFP monitor which support all resolutions but 1920x1200 at 75 Hz. This leads to the ...
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HDD spinning up while pc is off

We have a Dell PC that is switched off/shutdown (Mains still going into pc though), and every so often the HDD spins up for a couple of seconds then stops. Does anyone know why this is and if it can ...
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Dell 620 display is too bright to use

I have a Dell D620 with a display problem. In windows 7 the display seems to be too bright, the text is broken up, the only way to see the mouse is at a very oblique angle. Changing the brightness ...
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access to wireless network list is denied windows 8 dell inspiron 15R

I have 2 users on my Dell Inspiron 15R. One of them is an administrator and I'm able to see the wireless network list, however it shows "Access Denied" when I try to see it from my Guest user. I ...
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Is this a graphics card failure?

I own an older 32-bit Dell XPS 410 that I intended to use for gaming. Currently, I have a ATI Radeon 4000 series card installed, along with a Core 2 Duo and Ubuntu 12.10. I'm fairly certain that my ...
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how to compare installed programms on one pc with other performance issues

I have 2 laptops, both run Windows 7,identical configuration. One of them how ever is running extremely slow it takes a very long time to start up and shutdown and also if I need to run a programm it ...
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Computer in Boot Loop

My old Dell PC has recently gotten stuck in a boot loop, and I'm not sure why! I'm kind of new to troubleshooting computers, but I'm trying to learn how. I've checked the RAM, there's no problem ...
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Fan keeps running! Dell Inspiron N7010

I keep upgrading my laptop and still the fan continues to run ridiculously too loud and too often. It's a Dell Inspiron N7010, I upgraded the HDD to SSD, added 8 GB's of RAM, installed a new faster, ...
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Monitor for XPS 15

I have a Dell XPS 15, and I want to buy a monitor so that I can have two monitors to work with. However, I see that there is an HDMI output which I cannot use with Ubuntu ...
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I'm having trouble hooking up a new printer. It says it is not communicating

The above image shows the error I am getting. This printer worked fine previously for a short time, however now whenever I attempt to print from a web page the error box displays. I have printed a ...
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Headphone not working on Dell Laptop with Windows 7

My headphone has suddenly stopped working. I am not getting any sound from the headphone. I tried 3 different working headphones. I have dual boot option with Ubuntu & Windows 7. The headphone ...
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Random graphics artifacts on Dell optiplex 780 with Radeon HD 3400

I have a Dell Optiplex 780 with a ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series graphics card. To it I have two Dell monitors connected, one P2210H and one P2211H. After not using the computer for some 8 months I just ...
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What is the safest encryption for a Dell Lattitude?

I use a Dell Lattitude with a TPM. There are so many options in the BIOS though for passwords. I can set a System Password, Admin Password and even HDD-0 Password. I can also use Bitlocker in ...
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How do I know that bitlocker works when Windows boots without a password?

I enabled Bitlocker in Windows-8 and now it just automatically boots the entire OS without a password... My goal: if my laptop is stolen, I don't want my data to be accessible. When I enabled ...
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How can I check if my Dell has a dock port?

I just bought Dell 17R and would like to connect it to a docking station (ordinary one, not by USB). How can I know if my Dell has a docking port? What does it look like?
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Is it OK with the standard 802.1w 2001 to set port path cost as 0?

For 10 Mbps , the path cost is 2,000,000. For 10 Tbps , it is just 2 . But my dell device supports setting port cost as 0 also. Whether this is acceptable as per 802.1w 2001 standard ?
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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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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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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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How can I determine if my Dell M4600 built-in SD card reader can support SDHC cards?

I'm running x64 Windows 8, and the SD card reader in my Dell M4600 is unable to read my SDHC memory card. The reader is listed as "SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller" in device manager. I'm ...
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My windows 7 Home Premium Dell XPS 15 Laptop shuts down every 2 hours, to the minute

I have this really strange recurring problem with my Dell XPS laptop. It started with me sending it into repairs to replace the chipset, so I wonder if it has anything to do with that. My computer ...