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Adjustment For A Dell M992 Monitor

I don't know if this is the right forum to be asking this - I just got a monitor that a friend gave me. It is a Dell M992. The problem is, The screen doesn't fit the screen (does that make sense? ...
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Tools to modify UEFI Variables in Windows/Linux?

I have a DELL machine that use Phoenix SecureCore Tiano as its UEFI/BIOS However, it is totally not configurable as its UEFI shell & menus are hidden in BIOS Setup. I'm wondering if there were ...
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Alternative power source for graphics card

I recently purchased an XFX Radeon HD 6870 graphics card for my Dell Server Workstation, but when I brought it home and unpackaged it to put it into my computer, I noticed it required 2 6-pin ...
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Can't adjust screen brightness on Dell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which driver do I need to install in order to dim screen on Dell I am not able to adjust the screen brightness after re install of Windows 7. Not with hotkeys nor in the ...
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Will a 90 watt (instead of 60 watt) power adapter harm my Inspiron B120?

Will a 90 watt power adapter (instead of the 60 watt adapter it came with) harm my Inspiron B120? It's made by Dell, and it fits…
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Cannot turn wireless on my Dell Studio XPS 1647 - touch lights broken

The touch lights on my Dell Studio XPS 1647 (running Windows 7) are broken. For most features: volume, playing and pausing media, this isn't an issue, I can do it another way. But for the wireless ...
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Dell p4 system not showing any display [closed]

My Dell P4 Desktop system is not showing display and it smells like some things is burning. It has some small lights at right side of system that shows 1 2 3 4 and an oval shaped drum icon. They on ...
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Change Virtualbox disk type from AHCI to RAID

I made have an image that was made on a Dell computer. This Dell had "RAID mode" set in the bios. If I load and then boot the image on any other computer set to AHCI or AHCI/RAID, I get BSOD. Same ...
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MacBook Pro 15" not picking up external monitor

I have a MacBook Pro 15" laptop running Windows 7 Professional and for the life of me I just can't get it to connect to my 27" Dell U2711 monitor, using a Mini-DisplayPort to DVI adapter. I am ...
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Dell E6420 (laptop) 14" LCD monitor Windows 7 driver

I have a Dell E6420 (laptop) in company. The Windows device manager uses "Generic PnP Monitor" for the 14" LCD monitor. It only has 1600x900, 1024x768, 800x600, while I was looking for a 1366x768. ...
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Dell U271 monitor DisplayPort suddenly not working

My new(ish) Dell U271 took a bit of a knock and it now suddenly doesn't recognise the Macbook plugged into it via DisplayPort - this had been working great for several months up until now. When I ...
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Boot from Hard Drive via USB but not directly?

I'm having a bizarre problem, and it seems I'm not alone. On a Dell Latitude 13, I get the error message "internal hard disk drive not found" during POST. Yet, if I take the very same hard drive and ...
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Keyboard stops working when booting into Windows Vista Home

Two days ago I saw that MS Security essentials was prompting for a reboot on my wife's laptop in order to finish a clean-up. I have no idea how long MSSE had been waiting for a reboot, and like an ...
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Dell studio xps - windows vista unltimate - goes to sleep at random times?

My laptop goes to sleep randomly for no reson regardless of what I'm doing. There is no setting that put the computer to sleep, that I know of. Under the power options in the control panel I set ever ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop - screen doesn't work: no power, brightness is 0%

There is a laptop - Dell Inspiron 1545. A problem is a brightness of a screen is 0% (when BIOS starts, Windows works - all time). I can barely see a picture on a screen at a big angle (it seems like ...
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New Dell UltraSharp monitor flickering

I recently bought a new Dell U2312HM LED monitor and connected it to my laptop via the VGA cable that came with it. I’ve also installed the drivers Now it’s flickering and the flickering becomes ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 freezes from time to time, don't know why

I installed Ubuntu as a second Operating System on my (Dell) laptop 2 days ago. Since then Ubuntu has frozen 4 seperate times. I have no idea why. The applicaitons that I have used during these ...
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What does 4 beeps mean when you boot up your laptop? [duplicate]

My laptop is by Dell. I looked up beep error codes on their site and the page I found (it no longer exists) only mentioned 3 beep codes but my computer is making 4 beeps. So perhaps this means ...
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continuous hard disk access - slowing down my machine

I find from the hard disk access LED on the front of my machine that the hard disk is being accessed more often and probably because of that, my machine is quite slow. The machine becomes unresponsive ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 slow on a Dell Optiplex 360

My desktop is becoming very slow - even when the load as displayed by the w command is around 2 or so. I run eclipse, crashplan, dropbox, and some times matlab. Chrome is the browser used. I have 4GB ...
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Accessing the recovery partition on a Vista machine that won't boot?

I've got a Dell Vista machine - Inspiron 1720 laptop specifically - which I'm 99% certain came with no media, just the recovery partition. It's now refusing to boot, saying the system registry is ...
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Remove harddisk from “Dell Latitude D530”

I am trying to fix a laptop that will not start. The error is that it cannot read a value from the registry. As a first step I am trying to take out the harddisk to make a copy. Question is where is ...
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Why is my computer taking so long to copy from one drive to another?

I have two disk drives in my computer of about 120GB each. The 'C' drive has about 50Gb of data and the other drive (E) is almost empty. When I try and copy a large directory (65gb) from the 'C' drive ...
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Using all 12 DIMMs on a Dell T610 server

I have a Dell T610 server with 2 processors and 6 slots of RAM for each. I only have 1 processor installed. Can I install RAM in all 12 slots or will it only recognize the RAM if that processor is ...
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Docking station power adapter is not recognized by my Dell notebook

At this morning, my laptop (Dell Latitude e6410) gave me this error. I didn't do anything, I didn't change anything. And I got this docking station just 2 month ago. I made a little research on the ...
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Dell Inspiron 1564 overheating but fan not switching on, how to diagnose?

I've got a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop that is about one and a half years old. Since about a week, the laptop started to overheat, causing it to switch off unexpectedly... The cpu fan is working ...
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No Audio Device, no errors

I've got a Dell Precision Workstation T3500 which for some reason is not showing any audio devices. Looking in device manager there are no errors or missing devices, and in the system section there ...
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Is there any way to turn down the fan speed on a Dell T7500?

I have a Dell T7500, with a 6-core Xeon CPU. If I run all CPUs at 100% for 12 hours, the fan noise is loud. If I run all CPUs at 1% (no load) for 12 hours, the fan noise is just as loud (i.e. fan ...
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How to extend Dell Laptop Latitude E6410 screen to 2 external LCD monitors using a dock with 2 DVI ports?

I'm running Windows 7 enterprise. Two of my external LCD monitors are connected to my Latitude E6410 through the 2 DVI ports on the dock. However, I could only get 2 screens to display at the same ...
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What can I do about a repeatedly dropping wireless connection?

I have a Dell laptop in front of me which is repeatedly dropping its wireless connection. I tried giving it a static IP but that doesn't help; it connects to the router for 10-15 seconds then drops ...
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How is my system capable of using more RAM than stated in its specification?

I have a Dell GX520 Optiplex model (mini tower) and upgraded the RAM from 1GB to 4GB. Although the Dell specification states 2 DIMM slots Non-ECC dual channel shared DDR2 SDRAM system memory (400 ...
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Which processor can I put in a Dell Optiplex 210L?

What kind of different processor can I put in a Dell Optiplex 210L? I know there is an Intel Celeron 2.8GHz in it now, but the thing is slow as hell. I don't have much on my computer, but I use ...
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Dell laptop wireless linux drivers (XPS l502x)

I have a new dell laptop, XPS L502X. I have tried to install Xubuntu 10.04 LTS 64Bit, which is the distro I love most. The problem is that it dosen't recognize my WireLess WiFi. I have tried Ubuntu ...
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Dell Vostro 2510 Screen Brightness adjustment gone after re-install

I wiped XP off my laptop and installed Windows 7. It is beautiful! But, I have now lost a number of adjustment settings, most importantly the ability to press Fn + Up and Down arrows to adjust ...
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Is it normal for the laptop charger to spark when plugging in?

All the laptop chargers I had until now sparked whever I plugged them in. This is true for my old charger (the bulkier / rounder Dell model) and the new charger (the flat Dell model) with two ...
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Software (official or third party) to make a Dell laptop trackpad mimic touch gestures?

Is anyone aware of / have seen discussions of software that can translate actions on a Dell TrackPad to emulate swipe actions similar to those on touch devices? Or is the Dell TrackPad hardware ...
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Windows 7 ultimate OEM installation from Dell DVD which came with other Dell system?

I have many computers in my office from Dell. One of the computers is a Dell INSPIRON D531 which came with Vista installed. I have many other Dell laptops and desktops which came with Windows 7 ...
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Using Windows 7 Pro x64 Retail Upgrade To Upgrade A Windows 7 Pro x32 OEM Install

I have two Dell computers that came with Windows 7 Pro 32-bit edition (with OEM licensing). Can I upgrade them to the 64-bit edition using a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit retail Upgrade disk? Is their a ...
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Is it possible to connect 3 monitors with Dell Slim Studio 540S

I bought a graphic card, ATI Radeon HD 4350 DMS59 512 MB DDR2 PCIe 2.0 SFF Graphic Card, trying to connect a third monitor, but it disables the original on-board graphic card. So is it Is it possible ...
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Dell XPS M1730 flashing red green blue white black over and over

When I turn on my power button on my Dell laptop, the screen just flashes red green blue white black and then repeats that. This happens as soon as the computer turns on. What can I do to fix this?
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Is there a difference between a generic part and a Dell part?

I was wondering if there would any difference between a generic intelligence pro1000 pci e NIC and a Dell branded one. Would the firmware be any different? Would the hardware it would work with be ...
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should a dell optiplex 170l support one memory module?

I am setting up a Dell Optiplex 170l for a friend. Currently the system is running 256 MB for Windows XP. I would like to get them a 1 GB module. I am not sure from the documentation website if the ...
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Function keys on Dell studio require tapping, rather than long hold

The function keys on my Dell Studio 1558 also double as OEM keys to alter LCD brightness, and up/down the volume. I have to hold Fn and tap the desired key (e.g. brightness up) to increment a change; ...
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How to connect to wireless router using Dell Optiplex 755?

I have a Dell Optiplex 755 (Ultra Small form factor) which according to the manual has a Intel® 82566DM Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Integrated on system board. I use Ubuntu 10.04 but I can not see any ...
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Faulty WLAN Card on a Dell E4310

One day, I could not connect to the internet, and I realized that the radio light was not on, and I do not remember turning off the radio or I would know where to turn it on again. After searching ...
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Dell LCD monitor has no power

My Dell LCD monitor is. not working, there is no power at all. Warranty is gone I think. (Plus it stopped working after it fell from table.) Is there a way I can narrow it down to whether the issue ...
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Why does my disk ignore erase and write commands to some sectors?

I did an ATA secure erase on an SSD (with SystemRescueCD and hdparm). Some parts of the disk are reset to zero, but some parts are not. In particular, the MBR and the boot sector of a Windows Vista ...
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What is this application showing a green download icon when I press ALT-TAB?

I have a Dell Latitude with Windows 7. When I press ALT-TAB to switch applications, I always see an application that has a "green download" icon: When I select it, a little gray rectangle appears ...
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How to use the inbuilt 3G modem of my laptop?

I have a laptop - Dell Adamo Onyx. It's with Win7 (64bit). Yesterday I bought a Huawei E173 HSPA usb stick with a plan. All works fine, but how can I use the sim card directly from my laptop, without ...
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Troubleshooting laptop fan issue on Dell Inspiron 6400

I got a Dell Inspiron 6400 from someone I know - it's basically having overheating issues. I suffer severe performance decreases (stock CPU speed is 1.5GHz - it dials down to 1GHz) because the BIOS ...