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Dell Optiplex 755 - serial port driver for windows 7 64bit

I have a dell optiplex 755 (tower), it was shipped originally with vista but was recently reinstalled using Windows 7, 64 bit. THe serial port driver, and something else called "PCI Simple ...
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Is the Optiplex 980 desktop known to have any defects or reliability issues?

I am using a dell optiplex 980 desktop tower (there are several different towers, a mini tower, a desktop, and a small form factor) running windows 7 at work, and this is the second one I'm on. The ...
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Dell Studio 1555 not starting up

This is a 3-year-old laptop. I never had a big problem with it until now. I updated Kubuntu the night before yesterday. And Firefox got updated to version 18 and a few other related packages got ...
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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 8500 w Nvidia GeForce 620 goes dark

I moved my system up one floor in my apartment and now video display turns off every 15 mins or so. I've done diagnostics, I've swapped out different configs. Trying to run a Dell 27 in and drive my ...
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Burning Lubuntu to Dell PC

I have an old Dell PC Dimension 8200 that I'm trying to install Lubuntu on. I'm burning the ISO image on a Mac 10.6 using Disk Utility, but when I try to boot it on the Dell, it doesn't recognize the ...
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Dell Latitude E6440 Laptop and Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.05

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two interfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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laptop not connecting via docking station

I am using Windows 7 Enterprise - Service Pack1. I was previously able to connect my laptop to the LAN via a docking station. However, I can now connect to the LAN through the wire or connect ...
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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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Touchpad on linux way too slow

Recently my touchpad has gotten to be way too sow on Linux. I use Fedora with a Dell Inspiron 15R. It was working fine for months, but recently is unbearably slow regardless of my speed settings. I ...
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functions keys not working

I'm using Dell Insprion series. F buttons doesn't work. If I click someone, It's works like as I clicked FN+button. for example; I want to refresh page in Chrome, don't do it. Which drive can I ...
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Strange magnets in Dell Vostro 3460

More of a curiosity than a technical question. I have a Dell Vostro 3460 laptop, and I just noticed it has two magnets embedded on both lower right and left corners near the USB ports and headphone ...
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I need help unlocking my Dell Inspiron (N7110) BIOS (Version: A13)

Can some please help to unlock the features for Dell Inspiron 17r (N7110). The latest revision of the BIOS is A13 and can be found at; ...
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How to connect two monitors to a DELL Inspiron 5520 15R

I have a DELL 5520 notebook. The machine has two graphic cards working together (intel 4000 and radeon 7670). I'm trying to connect it to two external monitors. I also tried to set it up to 1 monitor ...
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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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Why does one of my two Dell monitors unexpectedly enter power save mode when using DisplayPort daisychaining?

I have two monitors connected using DisplayPort 1.2 MST in a daisychain configuration. Each monitor has both a DisplayPort In and DisplayPort Out port to acheive this. Here is the hardware I am ...
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How to check if laptop supports mSATA?

I have Dell inspiron 7520 laptop which has two configurations with mSATA connection and preinstalled mSATA card and without mSATA connection. Mine is without preinstalled mSATA card, but I found in ...
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Folder not getting deleted from desktop, gives error “folder is being accessed by other application”

I have 2 folders on my desktop, which doesn't get deleted no matter what i try i get this same error "This folder is being used by another application", I can't rename, I can't change location of ...
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Dell V105 printer and OS X 10.6

I am trying to get a Dell V105 printer to work with my iMac. It is running 10.6 and I have installed all the drivers on the Snow Leopard disk. I believe there is no official Dell driver but I have ...
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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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BSOD after installing Paragon HFS+ on Windows 7 x64

I just installed Paragon HFS+ for Windows 9.0 on my laptop (a Dell Vostro 3500 with Windows 7 x64). I previously had a cracked version and now I have bought the full version. The cracked version ...
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My Dell Venue 11 Pro loses the touch screen

My Dell Venue 11 Pro loses contact with the touch screen from time to time. I can pop it onto the keyboard and continue working, but the only way to get touch back is to completely recycle the power. ...
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How do i get rid of words on my bios splash screen?

I have a dell optiplex gx620 and on the bios splash screen above the dell logo it says the name of a college and i would like to get rid of that so its normal. I have tried to flash the bios by ...
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Dell U2312HM flickering

I bought a DELL U2312HM a year ago. I was actually preparing to buy 2 new monitors as this model. It worked very well until a couple of hours. It started to flicker badly on the right side of the ...
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Brightness slider not working

I have installed Windows 8.1. I am unable to change brightness, I found the brightness slider in Windows mobility center but this simply does not work. I move the slider but brightness does not ...
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Dell Inspiron N5110 touchpad disabled but still working

I closed touchpad from device settings. It's now showing disabled. But still working. Also I can not set with FN + keyboard combinations. How to remove touchpad fully? Is there a way to remove it in ...
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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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Computer prints blank pages before and after content

This would seem like a pretty simple question but I have exhausted every idea I can come up with. I bought a brand new Dell Latitude E5410 not too long ago with Windows 7 OS. I installed office 2010 ...
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Pre-Windows Dialog on Dell All-in-one Machine

I have a Dell Vostro 320 which is displaying this message on bootup after the BIOS screens but before the Windows splash screen. Does anyone know what this might be or can anyone translate this? Note ...
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Dell inspiron 15R - weird behavior. It changes of applications by itself

Sometimes when I am using an application on my laptop Dell inspiron 15R - it has a weird behavior it means,it changes of applications by itself. For instance I am using the spotify application ...
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Does the Inspiron 15 3537 have a PCIE or MXM slot?

So I was wondering if the Dell Inspiron 15 3537 has either a PCIE or M PCIE or MXM slot on it? I currently own one but can't get the keyboard off to open it up and have a look. It does have a ...
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Having display issues when trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya Cinnamon) on Dell Latitude D600

I am trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya/Cinnamon) on an Old Dell Latitude D600. I can boot the live CD, but when I try to install, I can't see the windows that are coming up on screen. I can see ...
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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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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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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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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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Laptop overheating within minutes of start up

I have a Dell Windows 7 Home Prem with an I7-720QM. More information on the computer can be found here http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag/51CVCN1/configuration The ...
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Change GUID on Dell E6420

I'm working in a school who have recently updated to Windows 7 and purchased a whole batch of new laptops. While everything else works swimmingly, there are 6 laptops that appear to have the same BIOS ...
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Disk usage goes to 100% [closed]

The Disk usage in my Dell Inspiron 15R 3537 with 8GB ram, 1 TB HDD, i7 4th gen, is showing 100% after the initial boot up. What should I do to rectify this problem !!
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Dell start up error

As soon as I start my PC, a pixeled, broken Dell logo appears on the screen and I can't progress any further. I've tried bringing up the repair/safe mode page when I restart, but this doesn't seem to ...
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Dell inspiron 15-3521 black screen

I replaced my laptop's LCD screen and the LCD cable. When I turned it back on, it stayed black but I noticed that there was a change in the screen, because it went from a grayish black to a deeper ...
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Dell “Rescue Disk” image size questions

I used Dell's provided software for creating a "Rescue Disk" image to a 32GB USB stick for a few laptops and have backed these up using imageUSB. Questions What is the recommended way that can be ...
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Need advice to choose correct wi-fi drivers for Dell Vostro 3560

I'm having problems with my Dell notebook's Wi-Fi, it can't see some of the available access points, despite they are close and I used to be connected to them yesterday. Other notebooks and my phone ...
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Is it normal for the laptop charger to spark when plugging in?

All the laptop chargers I had until now sparked whever I plugged them in. This is true for my old charger (the bulkier / rounder Dell model) and the new charger (the flat Dell model) with two ...
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Which power source(16A or 6A) should i use for my laptop charging having adaper input 2.5A & output 6.7A?

I'm using a Dell adapter: Input: 100-240V~2.5A(2,5A) 50-60Hz Output: 19.5V(19,5V)==6.7A(6,7A) I always connect it to 230V 50Hz 16A in my home and 6A in my office. Is it safe for my laptop? Please ...
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My keyboard's PRINT-SCREEN (prntscr) won't work

I'm using a Dell Inspiron n5010 laptop with Windows 7 64. The PrntScr key won't capturing anything to clipboard. I don't want to use OSK (on-screen keyboard), or snipping tool or external keyboard, ...
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Dell Latitude D620 LCD display incorrectly

I have a Dell Latitude D620 laptop. It was free. When I got it, it worked fine for three days. Then, whenever I turn it on, the screen is a garble of blue lines and shakiness. I hooked the computer up ...
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bluetooth model doesn't work-dell inspiron n4030?

I have a problem when sending or receiving any file between my laptop (Dell Inspiron n4030 which runs Windows 7) and my mobile (Nokia C2). My mobile discovers my laptop but when trying to connect, my ...
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Maximum power draw for dell switches and servers?

I'm getting ready to move some equipment to a data center and they are asking for a maximum power draw that my equipment would have so that they can install the appropriate circuit breakers for my ...
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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 ...