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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 ...
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Dell Vostro Desktop PC error

Faced a strange situation at work today. We have people sitting on a table on opposite sides, with power cables underneath the table. Today morning , when the person sitting opposite to me, banged his ...
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Make laptop boot to external monitor

Dell 1737 2x Dell U2311H The laptop lid is always closed and is wall mounted behind the monitors. Every time i boot the laptop, i have to open the lid a little until it goes to the win 7 logon ...
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What causes Windows Boot to stall?

For about 6 months now I have been having this weird problem where Windows 7 fails to fully boot correctly. What happens is this. Starting Windows shows up on the screen. Then 3 out of 4 times ...
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Dell Latitude E6510 vs E6510 N series - What's the difference? [closed]

Okay guys, this is NOT a direct shopping question. I was wandering around because I need a new laptop. I've popped into this machine. Anyway: What's the difference? I found two models on a price ...
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Why won't my multifuntion printer scan directly after being unused for a few hours?

After a prolonged period — overnight — I lose the ability to initiate a scan directly from my multifunction printer. I'll initiate a job, and after a while, it will time out and beep. ...
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Can a 20V 4.51A power supply be used with a computer that requires a 19V 3.42A power supply? [duplicate]

I have a laptop that says it needs a 19V 3.42A power supply. I have a Dell 20V 4.51A power supply. Can I use this power supply with my laptop, or will it destroy the machine?
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How do I get rid of this old hard drive in my machine?

I bought it about 5 years ago and it came bundled with Windows Vista. When Windows 7 launched, I waited a bit then realized it would rock with an SSD. So I bought an SSD and added it as my primary ...
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need dell studio 1557 webcam driver

I need Dell Studio 1557 webcam driver.i can not find this driver in Dell Drivers and Downloads page.
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Can I install a dual slot video card in a new dell?

I am getting a gaming system for a family member, and was looking at a Dell inspiron 580. I would like to know if the tower form factor case will accept a dual slot video card (such as the GeForce ...
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Random freezing on Dell Optiplex 780

I ordered a batch of these for work (10 machines). Some of them got Windows 7 and the rest got Windows XP SP3. The ones that were loaded up with windows 7 are working fine but the ones that have Win ...
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Dell E1910: Is the diagonal measurement of the Viewable Area 19“ or 18.5”?

I am planning to buy the Dell E1910 monitor. The data in various reviews are misleading - Dell website says it is 19" but some other review sites say it is 18.5". What is the actual viewable area ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 graphics card

I have Dell studio 15 laptop. I have installed a ubuntu 10.10. When ever I boot Ubuntu it comes up with a error message saying graphics card driver not found or not dedicated. But I have updated my ...
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Screen is black on PC startup

I have a Dell desktop and when I try turning it on, the screen is black and all I hear is a few beeps. Can someone help me find the problem?
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What's my resolution?

What is the resolution of my Dell Inspiron E1505 if my laptop says the screen resolution is 1400x900? Is it 720p or more?
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Sound leaks from speaker even when headphones are inserted

I've a Dell Optiplex 960 (which I presume has a speaker inside the tower). This speaker is normally in use whenever I play music (lets call this "tower speaker"), and when I insert my headphones in ...
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Why does my new Dell laptop charger make a weird noise?

Got a brand new dell xps laptop as a gift about 2 months ago and the tranformer of my charger is making that weird noise that sound like a cricket! What is that noise ? Should i get a new charger ??
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Reinstalling Windows 7 and the Dell recovery partition on a new drive

I have a Dell Studio 1558 and just put in a new disk drive. I would like to know how to reinstall Windows 7 and the factory restoration partition.
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What is the easiest way to make a backup of an entire hard disk

I got myself a dell laptop from the local computer store. Its a used machine with Windows Vista Home Basic on it. I want to load Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 though so I can do perl development. BUT I want to ...
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What is the fastest CPU my laptop can support?

I have a Dell Latitude D830 laptop and would like to speed up compile times on it. I have confirmed that it is, indeed, the processor time that is the bottleneck. How can I tell what processors are ...
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OEM Office 2010 without media - how to reinstall?

I have recently purchased a new office desktop PC from Dell with OEM version of Windows 7 Pro and Office 2010 Pro. One of the reasons I always use Dell is that they always supply installation media ...
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RAM upgrade, what options are suitable? [closed]

I have a Dell GX520 optiplex model (mini tower), and I want to upgrade its RAM. I currently have 1GB RAM and I want to upgrade to 2GB. All I know about RAM is its capacity, and I've heard about ...
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In general, can you use 32-bit drivers on a 64-bit OS?

I currently have a 32-bit Windows 7 installation, and want to do a clean reinstall to 64-bit Windows 7. If I back up my 32-bit drivers/download the original OEM 32-bit drivers for my new 64-bit ...
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Recommended USB 3.0 PCI/PCIX adapter for older Dell

Can anyone recommend a USB 3.0 adapter for my older Dell server? It does not have PCI express (PCIe) so I was looking for PCI or PCIX. I have been burned in the past installing "desktop" class ...
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Can't Remote into Windows Server

I have a Dell server wired into the router. I was able to connect to it with my laptop (laptop is wireless) before my router died. My verizon router went kaput, and I got everything else back up and ...
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dell server display on laptop screen

I have a dell server and I am trying to configure it for the first time. It is running windows server 2003. I do not have a monitor screen. Can I use laptop screen to display dell server and set it up?...
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Windows 7 Dell 1545 rotate screen and change wallpaper

I recently bought a second monitor and hooked it to my laptop. I like to put the monitor in portrait mode when coding and i can do this with igfx but i was wondering if there was a way to make a ...
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Burning Linux ISO to DVD and making it bootable

I just downloaded the Fedora 14 Live-Desktop ISO and used CDBurnerXP to burn the image to a DVD. For some reason the first time I burned the image nothing showed up on the DVD when I accessed it even ...
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Windows vista reinstall on a new HDD

I have a dell optiplex 320, installed with vista business. Unfortunately the HDD is packing up so I need to get a new one to put in to it. I have created a system image backup so should be able to get ...
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Upgrading the RAM in a Dell T3400

I have a Dell Precision T3400 with Windows 7 x64. It has 4 RAM slots in 2 banks. Currently, slot 00 (bank 0, slot 0) and slot 10 (bank 1, slot 0) have 1 GB PC2-6400 Dell RAM each. (ServerFault won't ...
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Enabling Dual Channel mode: do the RAM sticks have to be identical?

My current machine has 3 GB RAM, one 1GB stick and one 2 GB stick. If I buy another 2 GB stick, does it have to be the exact same brand as the 2 GB stick already installed? Or can they be different ...
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Dual Boot XP - Ubuntu 10.10 (XP Installed first). Boot Loader issue

I have an old Dell laptop ( Inspiron 2650 ) I am trying to dual Boot XP Pro and Ubuntu 10.10. Windows XP Boots fine as it stands and the 40 GB disk is currently partitioned as: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 ...
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Dell running Windows XP automatically switching on

I have a Dell Dimension 5150 running Windows XP, it has a Intel Pentium dual core 2.8ghz processor and 2gb of ram. It also has 5 users, of which only one is an admin. The others are limited. Could ...
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I want to access the documents from my Mac that I backed up using Time Machine on my PC. How do I do this?

I can't take my iMac desktop with me to Colorado so I decided to take an old PC laptop I had. I backed up all of my Mac files using Time Machine onto an external hard drive. How do I access these ...
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Disable horizontal scrolling on a Dell Latitude

My pointing stick on a Dell Latitude E6410 scrolls erratically because of the left/right scroll. Can I disable only the left/right scrolling?
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Dell Dimension audio driver for Windows 7

Recently I installed Windows 7 on my old Dell Dimension 4600 PC. I got video drivers but still cannot find an audio driver. Can anyone advise me where I can find a suitable driver?
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Windows XP won't start up - file missing

This laptop was working fine. All of a sudden it blue screened. After the blue screen, when we went to turn the laptop back on, it would get to the Dell home screen portion where you can opt to go ...
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Can I connect two other monitors to my Dell Studio XPS?

I currently have a Dell Studio XPS laptop that I connect to an external monitor with the standard VGA output. I have also bought a Display port to DVI connector that I would like to connect to ...
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Laptop PSU died, replacement higher wattage?

I have an old laptop that I need to get a new power supply for, and it seems the only one I can find with the proper connector is 90W, rather than the 65W the original had. Would it be safe to use ...
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BSOD on Vista laptop(safe mode works)— thoughts and approaches?

I have a 18 month old Dell laptop that has always treated me well. Last night, as I was in the middle of typing a gmail to someone, I got a BSOD. I don't have the exact message in front of me but it ...
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Accessing Dell RAC(DRAC) card from the Internet

How do I access my Dell Server DRAC card from the Internet so I can turn it on, reboot, etc. my server from anywhere?
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Secondary Monitor won't Display at Full Resolution with Primary Display Disconnected

I have had a bad day. Among today's events, the LCD display on my Dell E6500 notebook failed. It had been working with a secondary monitor connected through a VGA cable at 1600x900 resolution until ...
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What is the form factor of a Dell GXa?

I have an old school Dell GXa sitting around. All the hardware is obviously obsolete but the case is in good shape. I would consider purchasing a newer motherboard (P4 or better) for it and giving ...
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Dell Vostro won't boot with a USB. When try to boot from it, it say “BOOT ERROR”

Here's the problem; I'm trying to install Ubuntu:Maverick Meerkat using a USB flash drive on my dell vostro but when I try to boot from it, it say "BOOT ERROR". I used Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.0.8 ...
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How can I determine whether a SSD is compatible in my Dell?

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop with a manufacture date of 2008 August 12. It's a quad core 2 with windows vista. Anyway I want to add a SSD to it. How do I know what SSD is compatible with my ...
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Turning off Synaptics 3 finger gestures on Dell laptop

I'm running the following configuration: Dell Studio 1557 Laptop Windows 7 Professional x64 Synaptics Touchpad Software 13.2.2.2 Dell Touchpad "driver" 13.2.2.2 While the Synaptics folder is there ...
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Windows Photo Viewer - Yellow?

I have a Dell M4500 attached to a dock with two Samsung SyncMaster 2443. For some reason all images in Windows Photo viewer have a yellow background and it distorts the image. Viewing the same image ...
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No >256MiB RAM DIMM for Dell Latitude CPx?

IIRC, the Dell Latitude CPx takes 144 pin SO DIMMs PC100, yes? If so, I can't seem to find any memory greater than a mere 256M? Are these not made in greater capacity, is there another module I can ...