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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 ...
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Dell Latitude E6430 Docking Station + Dual Monitor + Laptop Screen Tri-Monitor setup

I have a company issued laptop and docking station as well as two monitors The specifications of the hardware are as follows; Laptop: Latitude E6430 BIOS: A02.00 Processor: i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60 (8 ...
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Dell u2713hm Display on time

I've just bought an used DELL U2713HM monitor and I want to know if it's possible to find out the display on time of the mentioned monitor? By on time, I mean how many hours/minutes has the display ...
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Dell PERC H710P Raid Control reduced I/O speeds when idle

I have a Dell PERC H710P Raid Controller card and 4 Dell Certified 600GB Solid State Drives configured in RAID-10. I have a Dell Poweredge R820. After performing benchmark tests using ATTO, I usually ...
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DELL PowerEdge - System fatal error during previous boot

My dedicated DELL R710 server (CentOS 6.4) is rebooting by itself and popping up with the following error. Does this mean the box cannot boot, or it kernel panicked during Linux boot up and the ...
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DVORAK EN-GB layout on a german laptop keyboard?

Would it be possible to use a dvorak keyboard layout with UK punctuation on a german laptop keyboard? I'm planning to buy a new Dell laptop but they won't sell me one with a UK English keyboard. I've ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 RAM compatibility

I have a PowerEdge 1950 for non mission-critical usage that I'm planning to upgrade with more RAM. From my understand the RAM provided are ECC-buffered. May I know would it be compatible with non-ECC ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...