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Is this a network problem or a server crash? How do you identify what the real problem is when you can't ping?

Today I was unable to ping my server remotely (CentOS 5.4, on a Dell). Then I tried traceroute and it showed destination host unreachable. This is very confusing because it should not do this. When ...
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Strange mouse wheel behavior on Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 x64 Enterprise SP1 Dell Optiplex 980 system with a Dell mouse. Under the Control Panel > Mouse, and Mouse Properties tab it says "Name: HID-compliant mouse". It's a Dell basic ...
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“Dell Support Center has stopped working” error

Dell Support Center has stopped working I get this message constantly, it pops up like every 20-30 minutes and I can't open Dell Support Center. Before, it was working okay, but I remember one ...
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power button broken, DIY hacks anyone?

So, my laptop is a Dell model # pp39l. The little red wire connecting the power button to the battery is severed. Past warranty, tech support tells me it's a few weeks and a few hundred dollars (yuck) ...
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Which UNIX or Linux distribution works on a Dell M5010 without having to compile any drivers?

I want to have UNIX or Linux on my laptop but I found that the wireless did not work on all the ones I tried. I have not tried again for over 6 months but don't have the time to experiment. It took me ...
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Dell XPS 15 L502X hard drive Partition

I have a situation here. I got my new Dell XPS 15 Laptop. The configuration of hard drive is as below : Volume 1: (OEM Partition): 133MB Volume 2: OS (C:): 685.25 GB Volume 3: Recovery : 13.25 ...
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How to get dual monitors set up with ATI Radeon HD 4350 on a Dell Studio Slim?

Similar to this question except that this is a Dell Studio Slim, so the video card only has a DVI and HDMI port, no VGA port. Should I use a splitter on the DVI port? Or hook one monitor into DVI and ...
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Toshiba StorE Art External HDD Drive not recognized on Windows 7

I have a Toshiba StorE Art, 3.5” external drive and a Dell XPS l702X. The problem is I just got the laptop and now the HDD doesn’t get recognized on the machine. All my USB drivers are correctly ...
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Dell Latitude laptop disabling charger

My Dell Latitude E5510 running Windows 7, seemingly random disables the charger/adaptor. After unplugging the charger from the socket, waiting a few seconds and plugging it back in, it works fine ...
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Extreme heating issue, Dell Studio notebook

I've got a Dell Studio 1555 that I reformatted recently, and since then the motherboard fan hasn't been working. I'm using 2 different software to monitor my core temperatures (speccy & speedfan) ...
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Dell monitors are displaying a 2 thick vertical bars on the left of the screen

So a while back my Dell 20.5" monitor, after using it for a little while, would occassionally get messed up. A thick bar would go from the top to the bottom of the screen (2-3 inches thick). I ...
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Unable to install Intel Graphics driver on Dell D630, “Access Denied”

In Device Manager, my Video Controller's driver is marked as Not Installed. I click on "Update Driver" and it contacts Windows Update and all that jazz and downloads the Intel Mobile Graphics Driver ...
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My netbook keeps freezing

I have a Dell Mini 1018 running Windows 7 which has been freezing around 1 to 5 times an hour at for about 60 seconds. The entire system will simply grind to a halt, not just the program I'm using, ...
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My Dell laptop has Nvidia GPU but it runs on Intel graphics

I have Dell XPS L502x and I bought which has 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M Graphics card But it runs on Intel Graphics How to use Nvidia Graphics instead Intel Graphics?
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Installing IOS on Dell A860 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Running iOS app on Windows NT4 I want to install IOS on my Dell A860 laptop. Is it possible to install IOS on dell laptop?
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Is Dell's “D/Port Advanced Port Replicator” compatible with Dell Latitude D530?

From an official Dell brochure: Platform Compatibility: D-Family Notebooks and Media Modules ... The D/Dock Expansion Station is compatible with all D-Family notebooks except the ...
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SSD works in Bay 1, won't boot in Bay 2 (Dell Studio)

I have a Dell Studio 1735 laptop for which I just bought an SSD (Crucial M4 64GB) as an upgrade. The laptop has two HDD bays, each with a different connector. Bay 1 is the bay in which the stock HDD ...
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GX280 SATA or SATA-III [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I connect a SATA-II hard drive to a SATA-I connection? I have a GX280, and want to upgrade the harddrive. Can I use SATA-II and/or SATA-III harddrives with this ...
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Updating the RAM and HDD for my Dell OptiPlex GX280

I'm looking to upgrade my Dell OptiPlex GX280, but can't figure out what type of DDR2 RAM to get, and I also can't seem to figure out if I am supposed to get an SATA, SATA-II, or SATA-III hard drive? ...
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Dell Windows 7 recovery disk, lost Cd key

I have a Dell XPS desktop and my hard drive crashed recently. I went out a purchased a new hard drive and installed it, But I have a problem... I bought the computer from my brother a few months ...
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Reset Bios on Dell by Removing Battery but now wont boot because time is not set?

I basically get this message: If i turn off the computer and turn it back on i just get a black screen with a white cursor blinking. Any ideas? EDIT In case anyone else is wondering. I DO NOT ...
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Printing from Windows to Ubuntu Shared Printer

I have two printers, a Dell V715w and a HP LaserJet P2015, connected by USB to a computer running Ubuntu for sharing to all of the laptops in my house with CUPS. I installed both printers locally on ...
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New M18x laptop, white screen shows up when booting

Today I was the happiest guy on earth for seven minutes. I unboxed my new Alienware M18x laptop and turned it on for the first time. Everything went well, except I noticed a flicker of a white screen ...
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my dell laptop error

This computer system. #8NJBM1J-595B, is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password. This error appear when computer ...
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Dell 2408 wont read sd cards bigger than 2gb?

I've been using my monitors sub card reader for ages, but now I can't seem to be able to read anything more than 2gb using the reader. Is this a hardware restriction or can I update my drivers for ...
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Vista laptop doesn't boot after Windows Update

I've been having trouble with my Dell Inspiron 1420. I've just reinstalled Vista and have been going through all of the updates. There is one point however where my laptop has 90 something updates ...
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How to activate Windows 7 on Dell PC

Situation: A pc bought from Dell had two hard disks in raid. The hard disks broke down and we replaced them with one disk (not in RAID). (we bought the disk ourselves because the dell pc was just one ...
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how to make Dell powervault 715N to boot linux OS(Zentyal/pfsense) using hard disk instead of PXE?

All the question is about Dell powervault 715N. as my research installing/booting linux OS(Zentyal/pfsense) in is possible using PXE but is it possible to boot from hard disk as i using UNetbootin to ...
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Is there anything I can do to save my screenless Inspiron 6000?

So, my old Inspiron 6000 was working. It had no screen, but, I was able hook a monitor up to it and use it. One thing, though, when it was booting up, BIOS would not show on the monitor. Only when it ...
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Can I install Android on my Dell XT Tablet with multitouch?

So I heard that ntrig has released Android drivers for their multitouch interface. I am sick of Windows 7 on my Dell XT Tablet, and if some one, some where has made the switch to Android, I would ...
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Removing (bootable) Dell recovery partition

I've got a Dell laptop that comes pre-loaded with "Recovery" and "Utility" partitions - I know I'm not going to use for these partitions (and I am dual booting, so unless I remove at least one of ...
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Laptop boots for about 3 seconds before powering down

I've got an old Dell Latitude D610 running XP Pro that's given me six years of trusty service, though it might've finally met its end. The lead-in: About a week ago I was using the laptop for ...
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Dell Latitude D630 won't boot from battery

My Dell Latitude D630 will boot from the AC adapter, but not the battery. I've replaced the battery, tried booting with only one RAM card, etc. etc. I can't understand why, as my BIOS says the battery ...
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External DVD writer is not supported by my laptop on startup

I purchased a new external Samsung DVD writer which is not being detected on startup by my Dell Inspiron laptop. However, if I attach it to a different Dell model, a Sony laptop, and my desktop ...
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Can not install Windows XP, Vista or 7 on laptop with new hard drive

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. It would not start Windows XP or Vista. I did a diagnostic and it indicated that the hard drive had a problem. I replaced the hard drive with a Hitachi SATA 320 ...
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Unable to detect monitor webcam in ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 10.04 on a desktop PC. I have connected my 17" Dell LCD monitor with webcam (using the monitor's USB cable). Ubuntu does not detect the webcam at all (I tried Skype and Cheese, ...
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Truecrypt volume header damaged after each reboot

I am currently setting up my new Dell XPS 15 notebook and created a truecrypt volume (partition) on my harddisk, the OS is preinstalled Win 7 Home Premium. After reboot, Truecrypt wants to auto mount ...
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Dell M6400 100% CPU usage in Google Talk and Skype

We've just upgraded the OS on a Dell M6400 from the factory Windows Vista x64 to Windows 7 x64. Through observing with Process Explorer I have found that the system is experiencing close to 100% CPU ...
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Why does holding the top right corner of my touchpad launch Media Player?

I've noticed that when I have a finger on the top right corner of my touchpad for five seconds, Windows Media Player launches. This is rather annoying and seems like an absurd default behavior, but I ...
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Getting Dell M6500 to work with Apple 30 inch display

I have a Dell M6500 laptop and I can't get it to work with my 30" Apple Cinema display. I have tried every combination imaginable but it just doesn't work. I have the ATI Firepro 7820 with 1GB memory ...
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How to fix Dell 2408WFP LCD making high pitch noise?

I have two Dell 2408WFP LCD monitors that I purchased new a bit over 2 years ago. One of them suddenly started making a fairly loud high pitch noise after turning it on. As well there was a noticeable ...
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Hard drive not found

I have a dell 1525 which has stopped booting. It instead makes a high pitched intermittent whir and say "internal hard drive not found", I'm not particularly hardware smart... How can I solve this ...
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Mouse-clicks do not work sometimes

My mouse does sometimes not Right/left-click. By sometimes I mean on average every 5th click. It looks as if the click just simply did not happen. I tried this with 3 different mice and the behavior ...
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There are lots of “Core i” CPUs, but Dell only offers a few — who builds systems with the others? [closed]

Passmark shows many varieties of Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs. Some of them, even at similar prices, are much faster than others. However Dell only offers a few options, and they're not the fast ones. ...
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What can I replace a Dell T5500 PSU with?

Is the PSU included with the T5500 ATX compatible? I am looking to make my recently purchased Dell T5500 more quiet. One of the loud annoying noises is coming from a PSU unit. Can I replace this PSU ...
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Can I change the “mini” wireless card in my Dell laptop

I have a Dell Studio XPS 16 and I would like to replace the built in wireless card. Is the "mini" card they call it actually a mini pci express card? If so can I then swap it out with another 3rd ...
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Dell vastro 3700 and windows server 2008 R2

How to install win server 2008 R2 on a Dell vostro 3700? Does not detect the device and operates at a very low screen resolution. How to properly install the drivers to see, originally on the laptop ...
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3rd monitor with Dell Precision 490

I am trying to go for a 3 monitor setup on my workstation, but need some information before I can invest in a new graphics card and 2 monitors. Would be glad to get some help here: I have a Dell ...
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How can I fix a computer that blue screens before Windows starts?

I have a Dell Inspiron running Windows 7 that keeps getting blue screens of death. At first, the computer slowed down so much it was unusable. After some time, it wouldn't even load Windows anymore; ...
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How to invert function keys on Dell N5010?

There are similar posts, but those are for different laptop. I am using Dell Inspiron N5010. I couldn't find how to invert fn keys either from BIOS or from Windows Mobility Center. How to invert ...