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Laptop shuts down on its own in windows 8.1 but works fine on windows 7

I am using Dell Inspiron. Its really wierd that my laptop kept shutting down on its own on windows 8.1 but works completely fine on windows 7. This is not a overheating issue as my fan is fine. I ...
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How to flash Dell Precision 390 from linux (debian)

I am trying to update my BIOS: $ sudo dmidecode -s bios-version 2.1.2 With a newer one: 2.6.0. I went to this page Dell Precision System BIOS, 2.6.0 After downloading the file WS390-020600.BIN, ...
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Is GeForce GTX 660 compatible with a Dell Inspiron 660?

I am thinking about purchasing a GeForce GTX 660 graphics card for my Dell Inspiron 660 desktop computer, but I've never purchased a GFX card before, and I'm not sure if it is compatible with said ...
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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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Dell XPS 210 video error

I recently upgraded a Dell XPS 210 (Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86 GHz, Intel P965 PCI Express, with integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3000), from the original XP to Windows 7 (32 bit). ...
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One computer on network slow - but it wasn't always?

Let me start by saying that I have a pretty good understanding of my computer and OS so I've covered the basics here. I'll give you all the details and hopefully I can get some good feedback. I'm ...
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Samsung SSD runs hot in Dell XPS 1330 laptop

My laptop hard drive died so I bought a Samsung EVO 840 Basic SSD. This Dell model was never very good at cooling itself but to my surprise the fan runs more now with the SSD installed. So the HDD ...
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Changing RAM in Laptop

I have a Dell Vostro 2520. I am planning to upgrade the amount of RAM to 6GB. My laptop has a Core i3-2328 processor and is currently running Windows 7 ultimate , but after the RAM upgrade, I plan to ...
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Dell Laptop clicking noise (fan or hard drive issue)

I have a DELL 17R SE 7720 laptop and have recently noticed it has been clicking - I am not sure if this is fan or hard drive related, I have a video to illustrate the issue. Can anyone suggest my ...
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How do I fix my DELL Studio 1535 audio ports?

for a while, my audio ports have been acting up. I have 3, one is mic and two are headphones. The two headphone ports do not work properly and I have to spin and wiggle the audio jack inside the port ...
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Connect Dell p2314h monitor to Dell XPS laptop via Display port

I've bought external monitor to my Dell xps 13' laptop. My laptop has only minidisplay port to connect with monitor. When I try to connect it to my new monitor, it(monitor doesn't work). It says that ...
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Laptop showing up black screen

I have a Dell Studio 17 laptop. Once I forgot its charger and charged it with the charger from Dell Inspiron 1525. After using this charger for several times, my laptop is not turning on despite using ...
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Install windows back on laptop

No this is not a question on instructions as to how to install windows. My laptop came with genuine Windows 8 installed, but I didn't get a CD. After a few months I installed Ubuntu on it for trial ...
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R710 - Win2003 Install - Drive Partition Issue

I installed Windows 2003 server on an R710 with RAID5. The problem is that it started with a C: partition with drivers on it. So - the base OS installed on Drive E (because D was taken by the DVD ...
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Memory speed discrepancy between spec, BIOS and diagnostics

I have a new Dell Precision M4800 computer - the memory for it was spec'd at 1866MHz. When I ran the Dell built-in (to the BIOS) diagnostics, though, it reported the memory speed is 1600MHz. This ...
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Dell Dimension E521 will not boot

My server computer (an old Dell Dimension E521) has recently refused to boot after an atempted restart. When the power button is pushed, the power light comes on (green), and nothing boots (no BIOS if ...
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How do control audio output via S/P DIF & Headphones jack on DELL Laptop?

I have a DELL XPS Laptop. It has 3 audio ports: 1 microphone output 1 Headphones Output 1 S/P DIF output. *I'm not using Microphone, so that port is not being used by anything / no wires to *I've ...
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Installing Dell v313 printer/scanner on Ubuntu 12.04

I've been searching for hours now, trying to find a working driver for a Dell 313 printer/scanner (v310 - 510 series) on Ubuntu 12.04. But I can't seem to find a working one. I really need this to ...
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Touchpad does not work when I hold down a key on the keyboard

I have recently received a DELL inspiron 15 laptop with windows 8 on it. I have tried out Minecraft on it but when I hold down the keys to move, the touchpad stops working. What do I do?
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Touchpad left-click not working - Linux Mint on Dell Vostro 3640

This is a question on behalf of my friend, so it might take me a little while to run tests and stuff. The problem is that periodically her touchpad won't left click, either by pressing the physical ...
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How to invert the Fn key

I have this problem on my laptop: If my Fn key is pressed the normal (PC-like) F1-F12 keys will be triggered; when it isn't, then the special keys will pe triggered(brightness control, sound volume ...
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Cannot extend desktop onto second monitor all of the sudden

I have a Dell XPS 8300 on Windows 7 with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 graphic card. I also have two Dell St2420L monitors. This computer is almost always on and of course when not in use an screen saver ...
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When printing to Dell 5130cdn, document shows up on LCD screen but nothing prints

I have a user who is unable to print to a Dell 5130cdn. When she tries to, the name of the document will show up on the LCD screen and the rollers will start spinning as if it is going to print, but ...
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Dell XPS17 factory image reinstall of windows 7

After a year of using win7 on Dell XPS17 I want to restore it to the factory image. However if I press f8 on boot and select repair computer, I only get the repair options, nothing to reinstall ...
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Dell Poweredge 2850 RAM

Dell reports that 8GB is the max but Windows System spec tool indicates 16GB possible. Has anyone actually been able to add more than 8GB to this motherboard and actually have it report more than 8GB ...
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restore dell T1500 software to factory settings

after upgrading the windows 7 of my dell precision T1500 to windows 8 (made this a long time ago without problems), i can't manage to restore the system default : Every advice i read about system ...
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Removing BIOS password

I have a Dell inspiron n4110. I set the password for the BIOS but now I forgot that password. I don't want to open the laptop. Can updating the BIOS solve the problem?
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Is the dell u2713h fully compatible with the late mac mini 2012 using mavericks?

I'm sure some of you guys have experience with this setup. I'm learning how to program iOs. I did find a lot of topics that the mac mini i7 is powerful enough to compile in Xcode. My problem however ...
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What's this extra R-like character on my '4' key?

I recently got a Dell XPS 13, it comes with a standard US-Intl layout (well, as 'standard' as these laptop keyboards get, anyway), except there is an extra R-like character on the 4 key. I've never ...
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Trying to connect 3 monitors to Dell E6530

For work, I had a Dell E6530 with the e-port plus docking station (and additional shelf thing above it). After looking up the CPU, it uses integrated HD 4000, and claims up to 3 monitors. What I'm ...
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Using HP charger on a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop [duplicate]

My Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 charger was stolen from my University desk. I have an old (about 4-5 years old) HP charger of my previous HP laptop. The Dell laptop on the bottom says: 19.5V and 3.34A / ...
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My PC have no IP address and routing table

I am a newbie in sysadmin. Am having a problem with my comp PC. The new DEL XPS 8700 with windows, has been replaced with CentOS 5.10 (OS used currently by my comp). After uninstalled the windows, ...
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what does sata port color means with Dell Inspiron 580?

I got a Dell Inspiron 580 at home. The 4 SATA ports on motherboard are coloured as blue, black, white, black. See table: Sata1, Sata2, Sata3, Sata4 Blue black white, black Does anyone by chance ...
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Samsung 830 seen in BIOS but not Windows 8 on Dell XPS8700

So this is odd: I have a known-good Samsung 830 256GB SSD which my new Dell 8700 Special Edition sees in BIOS, however it's not visible at all in Windows 8.1. This drive works fine in my old ...
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What is the benefit of installing correct driver for monitor in Windows 7?

I have a Dell U2312HM, but my Windows 7 x64 detect it as Plug n Play monitor. What are the benefit of finding and installing the correct driver for it ? Sharper image? Custom resolution? Power-smart ...
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Connect to virtual machine on ESXi host from the Internet

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 server with ESXi 5.5 installed on it. Server is connected to switch, switch is connected to router, router has internet access. On ESXi I have one virtual machine, Windows ...
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Can I use a GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card in Dell Precision T1700?

I want to buy a Geforce 750 Ti for my Dell Precision T1700. But I'm worried if the power supply is sufficient. The Dell Precision T1700 has a "365W 90% efficient (80 Plus® Gold Certified)" PSU and ...
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Laptop freezes when I plug in a new monitor displayport cable

I have a Dell Studio 1749 with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Graphics card. I've just purchased a Dell U2713HM Monitor. I need to connect them Displayport > Displayport in order to acheive the ...
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Touchpad malfunctioning (Dell laptop)

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z laptop. When I'm moving the moust pointer using touchpad, it sometimes automatically 'clicks' by itself. (I have turned on the 'Tap to click' option, but this happens even ...
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Dell Inspiron 15z-5523 does not boot from hard drive

I'm looking for help with my Dell Inspiron 15z. I have removed all visible and hidden partitions from all the hard drives in the system (SSD and HDD). I have successfully installed openSUSE Linux 13.1 ...
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Dell Inspiron mini 10v hand while playing hd video

I have the problem of Dell Inspiron mini 10v while playing hd video. So recently i have upgraded the RAM to 2 GB DDR2 but still there is no improvement while playing HD video, both sound n video ...
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Full-size card in slim case?

I have a Dell Optiplex 745 (the slim one) and was thinking of upgrading the video card. I was interested in something like the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, but because I have a slim case, this may not be ...
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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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Black USB ports are working; blue ones aren't

My laptop (model "Dell Inspiron N5110") has four USB ports. Two of them work. Two of them don't. The two ports that don't work have blue interior contact surfaces, instead of black/grey. A quick web ...
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Processor working on low frequencies only

I am using a Dell XPS 17 laptop, which has Intel Core i7 2670QM processor. The problem is, that i cant get it work on higher frequency than 800 (multiplier x8). I doesn't matter how i load CPU it ...
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Memory Management problems with new Dell XPS Laptop

I recently bought the latest and "best" Dell XPS 15 with preinstalled Windows 8.1. In the two weeks I am using it now, there have been a lot of application crashes, unexpected system shutdowns and ...
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Windows8 x64 usb can't be recognized issue

I am having problem with my usb port. I am basically trying to attach my mobile via USB cable but it always says device not recognized as in below image: Universal Serial Bus controllers: The ...
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Lines appearing on Screen… Trying to figure out why

I've got an older Dell Desktop Dimension 9200 running Windows 7. A few months ago, I started getting lines appearing on the monitor... they would appear when opening up a new window and would move ...
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Dell Laptop - Hard Drive failed

I recently bought a new laptop from Dell. It's three months old and already the hard drive has failed. Luckily the data I lost was not too important. I've lost 3 weeks of data. I'm still under ...
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Laptop touchpad not properly working

I spilled a cup of milk over my Dell Inspiron n5010 a few months ago. Since then I have problems with the touchpad. When I click the left button it's as I've clicked the right one. Second, when I ...