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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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One Xeon E5-2620 or two Xeon E5-2407 for simple virtualization tasks? [on hold]

i'm configuring our first real server on Dell website and i don't know if i should choose one processor (2620) or two (2407). The server will run XenServer with 5 o 6 VMs (Debian and Windows) with ...
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Windows 10 Does not Shutdown Correctly

I have a problem with my Windows 10 machine When ever I try to Shutdown my laptop it looks like it did but my Hardware is still Active. The Light are On and if you listen carefully you will hear the ...
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Can I upgrade to Windows 10 from my OEM Windows 7 Pro Dell without install media which is currently running Ubuntu 14.04

I received this computer from work for free, its a Dell Vostro 3550 it came with the HD wiped of Windows 7 Pro, which was fine as I wanted a Linux machine. Now I am thinking I'd Like to install ...
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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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Dell Factory reset of W7 from W10 preview

I have a Dell Laptop originally shipped with a legit Win7. I wanted to try Windows 10 Tech Preview, so I uninstalled W7 and installed W10TP on top of it (I am giving the PC to someone else, so it's ...
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Windows 10 Download Failed

I am downloading windows 10 by using Windows Media Creator. Currently i am using Windows 7 Dell XPS L502X 15R(Early 2011)Laptop. My Download is stuck at 78% and my Panther Log file detail at that ...
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How to enable the rear USB ports on a Dell Latitude E7440 when it’s docked?

I have this new Latitude 14 7000 Series Ultrabook™ (E7440). It only has 3 USB ports and two are on back. Kinda a pain in the rear (no pun intended). They are hard to reach when using laptop. I prefer ...
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Stuck while downloading Windows 10 iso [on hold]

2015-08-21 23:53:35, Info SP CSetupPlatform::Initialize: Setup log starts: 2015-08-21 23:53:35, Info SP Host system information: ...
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Touchscreen as a drawing canvas for photoshop

I am willing to buy a captive touchscreen monitor to use it as a drawing canvas. I have chosen this monitor from dell: http://www.dell.com/ed/business/p/dell-s2240t/pd It support 10 point touch and ...
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Will installing Windows 10 ISO on Windows 7 (genuine) make Windows 10 genuine? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with Windows servers or my Windows update. Every time download gets stuck at magic 84%. Now I am thinking of installing Windows 10 through an ISO on a Windows 7 laptop. Will ...
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Is there a hotkey that would turn the screen black?

When I was typing on windows7 (Dell OptiPlex 9020, desktop) all the suddenly the screen went black as if I accidentally stumbled on a hotkey-combination that would have that effect. I verified that it ...
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Where do I find a working Windows 7 driver for the Intel 82865G graphics chipset?

I have an old Dell Inspiron 3000 which came with Windows XP. It's still quite decent, 3 GHz P4, 2 GB RAM. I've installed Windows 7 RTM (x86) and the best resolution it will do is 640x480 ...
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Dell Latitude e6540 unable to be increased past 1366 x 768

I have been messing around with the laptop all day trying to change the resolution. 1366x768 is the smallest it allows and I typically like something closer to the 1920x1080 or at the very least ...
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Perform factory recovery to new disk drive on Dell computer?

I have a Dell desktop computer with a small SATA hard drive. The drive has two partitions: C: and D:. D: is a recovery partition that can be used to return the machine to its factory default ...
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How to reset display settings

I have connected an external monitor to my Dell N7520 notebook, than been playing with the setting a little on Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution I don't really ...
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Multiple monitors: VGA and HDMI not working properly together

i have two external monitors connected to my Dell N7520 Notebook, one though the HDMI port, and the other from the VGA one. when they are connected separately, each monitor working as great as it ...
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Neither Linux mint nor Ubuntu can be installed on Alienware m14x r2

I have bought a laptop from Alienware a few years ago and recently have tried to switch to Linux. However, I have had so many issues with any version of Linux installing that I may be forced to use ...
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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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How to run 2 external monitors on Dell n7520 laptop

I'm having the n7520 Dell Inspiron notebook, and i'm trying to connect 2 external monitors to it, meaning i want 3 functional monitors at all. i have bought VGA splitter and have 2 monitors connected ...
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How to get the product key of windows 8.1 preinstalled in Dell Pro Venue Tab?

I want to upgrade from windows 8.1 to windows 10 in my Dell pro venue tab. When upgrading, it was asking for the product key. How to find the product key for windows as well as Office in tab?
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How is the extra mSATA SSD disk used/configured in a Dell XPS laptop?

Some machines in the new XPS laptop range from Dell come with a regular, large (500GB+) HDD and an additional 32GB m-SATA SSD. The only detail I can find about this extra drive on the Dell site is ...
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How to Check whether Webcam Is Available on a Dell Windows Vista Notebook

I have a dell notebook, the problem with that notebook is that there is no webcam ( when I opened up the Dell Webcam application, it asked me to select a webcam, as if the webcam didn't exist). I ...
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Dell XPS M1530 cd stuck in drive

Yesterday I wanted to play the 1999 Unreal Tournament game that I felt nostalgiac for, but as soon as I inserted the disk, nothing happened. I've looked on all the forums and they all say the same ...
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Dell Optiplex 3010 won't boot when monitor is disconnected

My Dell Optiplex 3010 won't start up when there is no monitor connected to it. When the monitor is not connected and I restart the machine, or shut it down and boot it back up, then it does not boot ...
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How can I update bios without battery?

I want to update BIOS to new version. While the update process executes, was given an error. The error is : the battery must be charged above 10 before the system bios can be flashed My equipment ...
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wifi driver issue during Windows 10 installation

In my laptop there are two wifi drivers are installed one is broadcom virtual wireless driver & the other is dell wireless 1704 (802.11b/g/n) As I checked my pc for Windows 10 update the first ...
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Dell Latitude E6410 RAM upgrade

I am upgrading my laptop's RAM. Currently it has Samsung RAM PC3. I inserted two different RAMs and they both hung the system. The new RAMs are PC3L. I just read that this might be the problem. Can ...
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Dell inspiron n5010 has failed to recognize AC adapter

Recently my dell inspiron n5010 has failed to recognize my 90W adapter (despite powering it just fine). Full error message: "The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. the ...
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Can't Open Mouse Settings in Control Panel - Windows 8

When I click on any mouse related items anywhere in the Control Panel windows nothing happens. When I click on other links the options open. There are no mouse related entries in the Dell program ...
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Dell Laptop Battery Not Charging?

I have a Dell Vostro 3555 and recently I noticed that my battery is not charging at all. I see this message when I boot up the computer: The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. You system ...
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How do I rotate 1 of 2 external displays to portrait, in OSX Yosemite?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, and two Dell U2414 24" displays. Each display is connected directly to the MacBook by DisplayPort. When I try to rotate one of the displays to portrait, using the ...
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Do i have to keep my laptop on while downloading Windows 10 Update, can i continue later from when i stopped

I Already Reserved windows 10, and the automatic download failed after 84%. This i faced Thrice, so now i don't want to leave my laptop on overnight. Do i have to restart the update download (provided ...
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Workaround for Dell “Power Supply Not Recognised” issue

So, I have a Dell Inspirion and the power supply port appears to be damaged. Basically when I plug it in I get a nice popup telling me that it couldn't detect that its a Dell power supply so it won't ...
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Dell laptop fan sound (with audio)

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 inch laptop 5000 series, and I have been hearing a buzzing noise from the fans for months now, which is especially noticeable when there is low CPU load. What might be the ...
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Dell Latitude E4300 TouchPad - Odd Behavior

I'm seeing some intermittent behavior on the touchpad. First it wasn't working at all. Then during restart, for a little while it seemed like the buttons attached to the joystick and external mouse ...
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How do I get better control over screen brightness

I bought a Dell Inspiron (which runs Windows 7) and they seem to have done something to the brightness controls because it seems to be more coarse than I remember from my previous HP Pavilion (EDIT: ...
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DELL Inspiron N 5050 doesn't Power On until I Plug-in the Charger

I bought a Dell Inspiron N 5050 last week, and recently discovered a problem with my laptop. It doesn't Power On until and unless I Plug-in the charger. After I plug-in the charger, it boots up ...
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External display set brightness with laptop

I have Dell U2415 connect to my laptop. On laptop I can manage brightnes with fn + arrow, but this work only on laptop. It show windows show But dell not react is there some application can do ...
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Get Windows 10 touch screen check gray on device with touch screen

On both my laptop and tablet (which each have touch screens), I see the following screen when checking the Get Windows 10 app. Does this mean that my touch screen drivers will not work with Windows ...
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Failing boot, accessing windows repair or factory reset on Windows 8.1 dell laptop

So my 8.1 dell laptop decided he doesn't want to boot anymore. When it's trying to boot normally, I see windows sad-face-blue-screen for 100ms and then it restarts and loads automatic repair. The ...
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recovery disc 2 not detected, recovery not progressing from 51%

I made system recovery disc,using dell back up and recovery.It requires 2 disc. Now i want to recover,during recovery after completing 1st disc with 51%,computer asks to insert disc 2.I inserted it ...
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Dell WM524 Wireless Bluetooth Mouse not working

I got a new Dell WM524 Wireless Bluetooth Mouse with a new Dell E5550 notebook. It is simply not working, I have tried with three different computers (Win 7 x64, Win 7 x32, Win Vista) and it is not ...
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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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touchpad/trackpoint latitude d830 not working

I have a Dell Latitude D830 notebook. It is working fine, except for the trackpoint/touchpoint. I have found another question here on superuser stackexchange, to achieve the opposite: enabling the ...
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Black line across screen on Dell Latitude E6430

I have been using Dell Latitude E6420 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 2 months. Everything was working fine. Suddenly, black line on top of screen came and not going back. I tried to to take screen shot of ...
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Windows 10 updating from Windows 7 via Windows update fail after 84%

I have Dell XPS-L502X(Early 2011) with Windows 7 Home Premium-64 bit. I already reserved my Windows 10 copy and started an update to it that was 2,712.6 MB and failed after 84%, it took for that 17 ...
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Is it safe for keeping my laptop plugged in while updating to Windows 10 via windows update

I have Dell XPS-L502X(Early 2011) Laptop with 6-cell battery and currently I'am Downloading Windows 10 via Windows Update from windows 7 home Premium-64 bit. But my Internet Speed is just 512 kbps ...
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Power LED always stays on after shutting down the laptop

I am using a Dell n5050 laptop, recently I noticed that I have a problem with my laptop. Namely, the power LED always stays on after shutting down the laptop. I've found two options: long press of ...
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I have had 2 BSOD since upgrading to Win10

I have had 2 BSOD, one called "Video_scheduler_internal_error". & the other called "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" . Can someone tell me what this means?? This PC is brand new. About a week old. i ...