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My Dell laptop overheated after I installed Debian squeeze on esata drive

I've been running Ubuntu on my 1 y/o Dell Lattitude laptop. Today I installed Debian squeeze and xen-4.0 on it and was surprised to see it cut out. When I rebooted a bios message told me it had ...
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determining if my video card has gone bad

Recently I re-installed Windows 7 home premium on my Dell Inspiron N5010 Laptop. After booting in, I installed the AMD ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 driver. When I rebooted my computer I got BSOD with code ...
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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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Dell V725w Driver for Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell V725w Printer and I wanted to print a document from my Ubuntu 13.04 laptop. The driver for the printer is made for Ubuntu 11.10, but would it work with Ubuntu 13.04? If not, is there ...
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Connect Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 to WQHD display (such as Dell U2711) through HDMI

On paper, the HDMI version of the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 is 1.3, which supports WQHD. Does it actually work? I want to connect the e120 to a WQHD display, such as the Dell U2711 or an Apple ...
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Why does my disk ignore erase and write commands to some sectors?

I did an ATA secure erase on an SSD (with SystemRescueCD and hdparm). Some parts of the disk are reset to zero, but some parts are not. In particular, the MBR and the boot sector of a Windows Vista ...
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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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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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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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Fan keeps running! Dell Inspiron N7010

I keep upgrading my laptop and still the fan continues to run ridiculously too loud and too often. It's a Dell Inspiron N7010, I upgraded the HDD to SSD, added 8 GB's of RAM, installed a new faster, ...
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Headphone not working on Dell Laptop with Windows 7

My headphone has suddenly stopped working. I am not getting any sound from the headphone. I tried 3 different working headphones. I have dual boot option with Ubuntu & Windows 7. The headphone ...
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Random graphics artifacts on Dell optiplex 780 with Radeon HD 3400

I have a Dell Optiplex 780 with a ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series graphics card. To it I have two Dell monitors connected, one P2210H and one P2211H. After not using the computer for some 8 months I just ...
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Installed new memory, dell laptop, bios posts (recognizes memory), windows won't load

I have a Dell Latitude e6520 that had 2X4GB memory. I found on sale 2X8GB crucial memory, which my IT buddy said the specs match and should work. It has an intel i7-2620 processor with windows 7 x64. ...
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Dell Inspiron mini laptop - access Bios blind?

I picked up a Dell laptop Inspiron 1018 mini at a school fund raising sale cheap. Screen is cracked so it only works on external screen which is OK, but here is the kicker... we also don't have ...
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Dell Latitude Factory Restore Partition

I recall reading somewhere that some version of a Dell laptop (I think it was an XPS) can't actually use the factory restoration partition if any of the partitions are modified. For some reason, it ...
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Change Windows 7 Lock Screen Logo changed by Dell Data Protection Access

When you install the "Dell Data Protection Access" software for Finger Print authentication, it customises the lock screen and adds an ugly Dell logo (it ignores the user's current picture). How do I ...
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Dell Dimensions 4100, unable to boot into Windows

I'm having some trouble trying to get an old system of mine up and running again. A bit of information about it: Running Windows XP; Two Hard Disks (Both working fine, was able to access files on ...
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black screen with blinking cursor

I wanted to downgrade a computer from Windows 8 to Windows 7. When I tried to install using Windows 7 installation disk on boot, and I tried to install on a partition, I would get windows cannot be ...
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My Windows 7 64-bit is reluctant to use all 8GB. Why?

The computer recognizes all 8GBs of RAM. When using some memory hogging applications, the computer would barely pass 4GBs of usage. Things I've tried: I reseated the sticks with not much luck. ...
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Dell XT2 Upgrade to Windows 8, Embedded WWAN Not Turned On

I've been working on a friend's computer, and upgraded her Tablet/Laptop Inspiron XT2 (originally with XP Media) to Windows 8 Pro. The laptop has an embedded (believe it's the 5600) WAN card for ...
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Dell windows 7 Screen is going to sleep while I am using it

Lately my screen has been going to sleep when I am using it. For example I will turn on the computer and then have to move the mouse just to see the log in screen. Or I will be surfing the web and the ...
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Setting up a hotspot with hostapd

I've been using the steps described here to set up a wireless hotspot: How to turn my Linux netbook into WiFi AP But when I type: /etc/init.d/hostapd start on the commande line, I get the reply ...
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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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about win xp themes

Was gone over thanksgiving break and came back to find my computer was displaying the windows classic style. Went to the Appearance tab and I do NOT have the Windows XP Style as an option. The theme ...
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DELL laptop takes for ever to change to “sleep” mode and when wakes up doesn't recognize the wireless keyboard and mouse

I used to have a problem when I try to make my laptop go to "sleep" mode. it took few min to complete the task. another issue was that when I connected the Laptop to the Docking station and wake up ...
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Dell U2312HM (DP) + Intel HD 3000 = Flicker

I'm using a Dell U2312HM monitor with my Lenovo X220 (Intel HD 3000 graphics card) via DisplayPort at work. Sadly, there is an issue with this combination: The Dell flickers once in a while. It's only ...
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Dell Precision 670 not booting

Our Dell running XP did not boot one day and was making a beep code that I had a hard time finding on the Internet. It was one of the RAM sticks so I replaced it. Before that I removed the ...
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Dell Inspiron has become unresponsive

My Dell Inspiron laptop was slow from the beginning but I was able to do all my work comfortably. The last few days, though, it has become too slow to do any work. It is unresponsive for any type of ...
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Dell studio xps - windows vista unltimate - goes to sleep at random times?

My laptop goes to sleep randomly for no reson regardless of what I'm doing. There is no setting that put the computer to sleep, that I know of. Under the power options in the control panel I set ever ...
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continuous hard disk access - slowing down my machine

I find from the hard disk access LED on the front of my machine that the hard disk is being accessed more often and probably because of that, my machine is quite slow. The machine becomes unresponsive ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 slow on a Dell Optiplex 360

My desktop is becoming very slow - even when the load as displayed by the w command is around 2 or so. I run eclipse, crashplan, dropbox, and some times matlab. Chrome is the browser used. I have 4GB ...
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Function keys on Dell studio require tapping, rather than long hold

The function keys on my Dell Studio 1558 also double as OEM keys to alter LCD brightness, and up/down the volume. I have to hold Fn and tap the desired key (e.g. brightness up) to increment a change; ...
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Dell LCD monitor has no power

My Dell LCD monitor is. not working, there is no power at all. Warranty is gone I think. (Plus it stopped working after it fell from table.) Is there a way I can narrow it down to whether the issue ...
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Dell M6400 100% CPU usage in Google Talk and Skype

We've just upgraded the OS on a Dell M6400 from the factory Windows Vista x64 to Windows 7 x64. Through observing with Process Explorer I have found that the system is experiencing close to 100% CPU ...
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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 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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Dell 2000FP monitor interpreting composite 60Hz signal as 50Hz - how to fix?

I have a VCR hooked up (but get the same results when I hook up a PlayStation 2), and the image is semi-viewable, so it's not completely messed up but definitely not watchable. When I bring up the OSD ...
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Synaptics Touchpad on Dell Inspiron Stops Responding Sometimes

Sometimes for no reason that I can observe my Synaptics touchpad will stop responding to scroll the scroll function (I swipe my finger down the right side). I then have to reboot to get it back. Does ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 error code 2000-0146, hard drive failure

i accidentally dropped my machine (Dell N5050) and now it wont boot. I ran the diagnostics i I got this error code 2000 0146. I used Ubuntu to retrieve few of imp data. Now windows wont start even, i ...
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Showing White screen on laptop

My dell inspiron i5 laptop is showing a white screen ,and nothing else is getting displayed. The battery was fully charged and so the power supply was off (i.e. the charger was not connected) and I ...
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sennheiser MM550 bluetooth wireless headset will not connect to windows 8.1

I have sennheiser MM550 headset that is not recognized by windows 8.1 but works fine with windows 7. Why hasn't Microsoft come up with a driver or a fix to install these nice high price wireless ...
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Wi-Fi Driver on Dell N4050?

When i check my device manager i have Dell Wireless 1702 802.11 b/g/n, BT3.0+HS Driver but i have currently installed Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS Driver and now i am thinking to ...
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Setting hardware clock on Dell BIOS

In an attempt to reset the BIOS and set a new admin username and password; I took out the CMOS battery, held the power button for 20 seconds, then put the battery back in. The system worked fine ...
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Dell Xps M1210 reboot cycle

I just received a Dell xps M1210 laptop to repair. The person I received it from said they have been using it with no problems for 10 years. Then the other day, they were copying files, then suddenly ...
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I am using touchpad & Mouse pointer on Dell laptop moves on its own

I am using this Dell N 5030 laptop for last 4 years.Recently I changed my hard disc & now I am using touchpad & Mouse pointer on Dell laptop moves on its own It opens files closes ...
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Dell DRAC 4 connection problems

I recently got an old Dell poweredge 2850. It came with DRAC 4 already installed and set up with the old network it was on. I tried to set it up for the home network i am using it on, but nothing is ...
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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 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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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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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 ...