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Questions tagged [dell-inspiron]

The Dell Inspiron is a line of consumer laptops made by Dell.

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I cant install Qubes Os on dell 5577

I have tried Qubes Release 4.0.1 and 3.2.1 . I made iso using Rufus with DD and Ethcher Always the same. Boot start automatically without any grub menu options. At the end of booting an error pops ...
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DELL Inspirion 15, Fan stop after hard drive replace

Few days ago I changed hard drive in mom laptop (old about 8-9 years), but when I put new drive, cpu fan stopped. I check 2 other WD and Seagate. It's not helpful, but when I return to old HDD ...
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Updating bios for Dell Inspiron 1525

I would like to update my Dell Inspiron 1525 bios, but required utility provided from Dell 1525A_17.exe complains regading my battery is not charged. I can't charge my battery because of unknown ...
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Windows right click menu permanently showing

Whenever I right click and "refresh" or "copy" or "paste" etc., there remains an artifact on the screen. And it remains over everything (including a fullscreen youtube video). Please look at the image ...
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Send break command from laptop keyboard

I do not have break button on my dell inspiron laptop keyboard. Not physical not virtual as part of windows 10 osk. How to send break command? Is there some driver for laptop or third party software ...
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How to Program F10 Key to Lock My Windows 10 Dell PC

I own a Dell Inspiron 5555 laptop running Windows 10. It comes with two blank function keys, F7 and F10. I often leave my computer temporarily and want to lock it, so I want to program F10 to lock my ...
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Why do i see “ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.” while importing cv2 in anaconda and how to resolve it?

i installed numpy from " https://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#numpy " conda version is conda 4.5.12 python version is Python 3.6.5 :: Anaconda, Inc. operating system is windows 7 ultimate ...
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How can I delete Apps.ppkg file? [duplicate]

I am trying to clean up my friend's computer as it was running out of space and found this "Apps.ppkg" file (3.28GB) in C:\Recovery\Customization Does anyone know how this can be deleted? When I try ...
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Windows 10 Dual Boot Ubuntu from Dell Restore USB

I have a dell computer that and downloaded the USB installation recovery. I do not see a simply "Install Windows" option like I am used to with Windows 7. Instead I get a blue screen with big tiles ...
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Dell Laptop won't turn on until I perform an electrical discharge on it

I've been facing a problem from the past week that whenever I hibernate my laptop, it won't start on the next time. I fixed this by performing an electrical discharge by unplugging the adapter and ...
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My laptop display doesn't work, but does emit a “black light”

The display of my laptop, a Dell inspiron 1545 PP41L, all of a sudden didn't show any picture anymore. But it does give of light, but everything is black. What I was doing: Trying to restore the MBR. ...
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How do I type the backtick on a standard US QWERTY keyboard?

I seem to be unable to type the backtick without using an alt code. However, the ~ works fine, and the key can be used as a hotkey in games/programs, just cannot be typed. How would I fix this?
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“Operating system not found” after HDD replacement on Dell Inspiron M301Z

We have Dell Inspiron M301Z with faulty HDD (resulting in freezes). There's Windows 7 installed, booting perfectly each time. After we replaced the HDD with a new HDD, we cloned the data. And ...
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Not able to max out RAM in Dell inspiron 5370

The laptop came with a single DDR4 RAM (2400 MHz)module of 8 GB installed in slot 1. The other slot was empty. Lets call these slots S1 and S2 respectively. I bought two identical 2400 MHz DDR4 ...
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Dell Windows 10 PC stuck on desktop refreshing

I'm having a problem with my Dell Insipiron 14 3000 series, whereby it’s constantly refreshing at the desktop screen almost at 10 second intervals or less. I can’t seem to do anything about the ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive doesn't work on laptop but works on other PCs

I have SanDisk flash drive which is not recognized at all in any port on my laptop but it works on other devices. I've tried to format it as exfat, fat32 and ntfs but nothing works. When the thumb ...
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Dell Laptop - remove media testing in startup

I have a dell laptop (inspiron n3443) . Every time I power up my laptop it shows this just after showing DELL logo. After more than 25 seconds the OS starts up. How can I remove this as it takes ...
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WiFi Driver/Hardware Issue

I hope you are doing well. My Issue is related to WiFi driver and hardware. My laptop specifications are: Dell Inspiron 5570 Service Tag: GP05ZL2 I installed driver from Dell Website. I ...
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Switching OS by just switching M.2 SSD in my dell INSPIRON 5577?

I actually have a DELL laptop with a 100GB M.2 SSD with windows 10. All the OS partitions are in that disk. Also, the computer have a regular 1TB 7200r HDD that is used for DATA. What I want to know: ...
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Changing keyboard layout of a laptop

In many Dell laptops, the Home, End, PgUp and PgDn buttons are combined with the arrow keys, so to press one of them you have to press Fn+Arrow; see bottom-right of the figure: This is very ...
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Dell Inspiron 7520 msata SSD - Not Detected

I finally scraped together funds to get an SSD for my 15R SE (Inspiron 7520) laptop, and bought a Samsung 860 EVO 256GB msata. I also bought a daughterboard with the msata connector (the 7520/5520 ...
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Windows 10 Laptop Hibernate and Shutdown Freeze Midway to Complete Power Down

When I choose hibernate or shutdown from the power menu, it turns off everything, even the HDD spins down but the fan remains on (probably at the last speed it was on), the processor/GPU apparently is/...
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Is the frequency necessary to be same to increase the RAM?

I have a laptop that is almost 8 years old now and works really good but the question is, it has 3 Gb of Ram that is 2+1 where i want to increase the ram to 4GB now. It is the following description - ...
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Dell Inspiron 5000 uses 50% of memory with no programs

I have a new dell inspiron with 4 GB of Ram, but apparently 2GB of its Ram is being used when I have no other programs running. I looked at task manager and there is no suspicious program, and most ...
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Dell inspiron n5010 showing bigger screen and icons and Blurry screen

I am having problem with my dell laptop (dell inspiron n5010). Last night i install window and now text, icons and other things are showing bigger and Blurry. Even after 10 minutes my eyes are paining....
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Windows 10 - Can I reset local password using my Microsoft Account?

I bought my Dell 7577 1 month ago, it has Windows 10 - Home Single Language OS. I added my Microsoft Account and use PIN to sign in to my laptop. Now I tried to sign in using a Password and it's ...
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How to enable WIFI on new Ubuntu-Dell Laptop

I just bought a new dell laptop and installed Ubuntu 16.04.4 on it: https://www.google.com/search?q=dell+inspiron+17+5000&oq=dell+inspiron+17+5000 When I log in I see this: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS ...
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Repeated attempts to turn on a laptop after a small water spill

Earlier in the day, I spilled a bit of water near my laptop while it was in use, I quickly dried the table off, and after looking at my laptop and cleaning off a bit of water residue, I continued to ...
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RAM Compatibility issues

Is Hynix 2Gb 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-1333 and Hynix 2GB 1Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-11-B2 RAMs compatible? I am using Dell Inspiron N4050 (quite old laptop as of now). Also can anyone explain what does this mean ...
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Properly uninstall microphone and camera on Dell Inspiron

I have a Dell Inspiron, not entirely sure the model but it has the i7 core, 16GB RAM, 1TB storage and quad core. Camera: I've been trying to uninstall the camera but every time I uninstall the ...
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How to kill Dell charger detection?

As the title says, I want to bypass the adapter detection, because it disables the battery charging, and slows down the CPU (I have killed this with ThrottleStop). The charger is working fine under ...
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While playing game, laptop runs hot and randomly disconnects mouse and keyboard

I have a Dell Inspiron 7577 laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with Max-Q Design running Windows 10, and I have my HDMI plugged in to an external monitor (which I wouldn't think is the problem), ...
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Windows Audio service not working

My audio stopped working recently. There were no particular events that could have prompted this (maybe an automatic OS update). I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Dell Inspiron. Initial error message At ...
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Computer freezes when playing loud audio files

My Dell Inspiron 15-3521 laptop will freeze and start playing a series of beeps when i play loud music or when it plays loud volume sound effects in videogames. After this it either resumes normal ...
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Fix for frequent crashes on a dell 2-in-1 laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop. Model: Dell Inspiron 13-5378. Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500 CPU @ 2.70GHz 2.90GHz Installed Memory: 8 GB 64-bit Windows 10, x64 based processor. It ...
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Why Do I need Intel HD graphics with AMD Radeon HD 7600M Series

System : Dell Inspiron 5520 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s) Graphic Driver 1: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Graphic Driver 2: AMD Radeon HD 7600M Series (1GB) ...
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Battery ran out of charge suddenly and won't charge

I've dell inspiron 5547 laptop and it was working fine till last night i used it. I didn't shut it down as I usually do and just closed the lid to let it go to hibernate or sleep mode, battery was ...
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Laptop not turning on,led blinks on and off

I have dell inspiron 3542. Yesterday while my laptop was plugged in with the charger it suddenly went off. Then when I tried to turn it on the led light at the rear goes on, stays for 2 seconds and ...
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WiFi speed degraded upon clean installation of windows 10

I was using windows 8.1. Now i have installed windows 10 on my laptop. But i have found that everything is working fine but wifi. My router's internet speed is 10mbps. But my laptop speed is strictly ...
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Can't Delete/Edit Files on SD Card [duplicate]

I have a Dell laptop (Inspiron 15 5559) and I can't Edit/Delete from the sd card reader. I've moved the readonly switch to both places, I've tried different cards and is the same, what could be wrong?...
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Hard Drive Not Detected Error When Swapping Drives

I have a Dell Inspiron 660 computer that's running 32 bit windows 10 and the motherboard fried. I tried putting the hard drive which still works into a Dell optiplex 9020 and tried to start it up, ...
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Can I charge my inspiron 15 7000 using a lower wattage charger without frying the charger?

I would like to be able to play games on my insprion 15 7000 while on road trips, but it's power hungry and the car's cigarette lighters are 120 watt, so the 130 watt charger won't work. I was ...
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My laptop monitor shows a white and gray blend

I have to adjust the angle of the laptop screen, sometimes I have to completely close it and open. Here's a picture of how the screen looks like: Can anyone tell me how to fix this before it gets ...
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Will my laptop memory stick (RAM) be still usable if its kept out for an extended period of time?

I have a dell inspiron 3558 laptop and an extra DDR3L physical memory stick which has been lying around for quite a long time (Probably a year or so) that was removed from another system (An all-in-...
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Why does my Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series (7537) show no display on startup?

(Been having quite the number of problems with this laptop which is sad because it's honestly fantastic and I love it to bits, also hoping "questions" like this are okay on Superuser.) I was recently ...
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Recovering Windows 10 using a pen drive

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5579) laptop and it came with Windows 10 pre-installed on it. However, I want to install Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I cloned the recovery drive into my pen drive. ...
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SD card don't fit to card slot fully

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series laptop, when I tried insert SD card in slot, it looks that SD card can't be physically inserted into the slot fully: it can be inserted only in half. Although SD card is ...
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Bought a new Dell laptop which appears to be a used one?

I bought a Dell laptop on 29 jan 2018, while I was using it for the first day I opened the C drive and saw that there is a tmp named folder which was modified on 26 jan 2018 meaning before date of ...
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How to change the display color of the screen on Windows 10?

This is the display color on Dell Latitude E5470 on Windows 7 whereas for Dell Inspiron 7000 series on Windows 10 The last one is a slight yellowish in color. On the second machine, I want to have ...