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Problematic with vostro 5470 dell bios

I try to update the bios of my computer but we have electrical blackout and the computer off. After i open it again,the computer up for 2 second with led and than shut himself with 1 beep. I saw ...
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How to change boot order if I can't access legacy BIOS?

I want to format an old notebook (Dell Vostro with windows 10) with a lightweight linux and it's just been a series of failures: I tried making a bootable CD, but the CD drive apparently is not ...
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Laptop internal hard disk not found error

My Dell Vostro 2520 64-bit laptop. Shows the following error on power on. Internal hard disk drive not found To resolve this issue, try reseat the drive No bootable devices -- strike F1 ...
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Window 10 installation on dell vostro 3670

I installed Window 10 with a bootable USD drive on a dell vostro 3670, it appeared to install successfully but when I removed the USB drive and restarted the system it would not boot from the HDD. ...
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Is there any specific requirements for RAM to upgrade laptop?

Currently, I have 4GB DDR4 RAM in my Dell Laptop. Previously I had Lenovo laptop with 4GB DDR4 RAM. Now I want to use that Lenovo's RAM in Dell Laptop. Is there any specific RAM requirements for ...
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Dell Quickset missing menu on system tray

I've bought a Dell Vostro 15 3568 notebook. I am using it with Windows 7 64bit. Now the problem. I've installed the latest available Quickset Application (25 Apr 2017) from the Dell support site. The ...
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Laptop sleeps while using android studio or visual studio

I have dell Vostro 14 3468 Below are the Details attached Whenever the CPU utilization increase the laptop sleeps. I have tried to change the sleep settings through Registry Options by going into ...
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What kind of memory DIMM for Dell Vostro 3670

I want to add some memory to my Dell Vostro 3670 running an Intel i5-8400. At neither Crucial nor Kingston do I find the Vostro 3670 listed. What kind of memory should I get?
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Strange lines on screen and systems hangs

I have a pretty old laptop from 2010 (Dell Vostro 1015). I was using Windows 7 on it till last year. It developed some hardware issue last year and I got it repaired but could not use it for few ...
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Dell Vostro touchpad gestures not working on Windows 10 — but do work on any Linux distro

This has been bothering me more than I'd like to admit. I have a Dell Vostro 3460 (exactly this one to be more specific) running Windows 10 Professional 64-bits, with the latest updates and proper ...
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How to reset the BIOS without opening the notebook?

I have a vostro 5470, I installed the hackintosh, but when I turned it off it does not turn on anymore (the leds do not turn on), I did some research and found that the way mac os shut down the ...
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Top of screen appears at bottom and Screen is wide

DELL VOSTRO 1520 Laptop @ Windows 10 Ont the laptop the top of the desktop also appears at the bottom and the desktop is also wider than the actual display: I have tried to install new graphics ...
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Can I transfer the RAM from a Vostro V131 to a Vostro 3460?

I have a Dell Vostro V131 that I don't use anymore because it's... kinda broken. I'm now using a 3460. This 3460 does not have enough RAM for what I use the computer for (read: SE stuff and YT). I'd ...
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Computer won't post, Dell Vostro 200

After trying to insert an expansion card and changing the thermal paste my PC won't post, the fans spin incessantly and the power button turns blue, no beeps, the monitor is on.
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Touchpad not working on CentOS 7.2

I have installed CentOS 7.2 in my Dell Vostro 15 laptop (Dual booted alongside Windows 8). For some reason, I can't use my Touchpad at all. None of the features of Touchpad (Pointer movement, left/...
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Find MAC address of stolen Dell Laptop

My Dell Laptop has been stolen. I have the address service tag number and serial number. My laptop is more then 6 year and a few months old. I have contacted Dell Support but they said that they were ...
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Dell Vostro 3350 switchable graphics force to use only one graphic card

I have a Dell Vostro 3350 Laptop with switchable graphics capability. It has two graphic cards: Intel HD Graphics 3000 AMD Radeon HD 7470M I downloaded the driver of two cards from Dell's official ...
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Screen flashing black

my screen is suffering some black flashes, as fast as the blink of an eye. It's not periodical, like twice in a half and hour period but it happens constantly. What system logs can help me determine ...
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Compatibility of purchased DVD burners with Dell PC

my name is Kimon and I have recently asked from my father, Vasileios, to buy through the site with the URLs shown below two of the DVD burners they sell, the Optiarc AD-5280S-CB-PLUS and the Plextor ...
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dell vostro 1510 beep code - 1 long 2 shorts - Can´t find the reason related to that

Can´t find the following beep code anywhere. I have changed the memory stick and nothing happened. This is the beep code I´m always getting: 1 long 2 shorts. Would that be a memory or a video ...
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How to resolve the issue as when ever i opened my laptop it shows your battery critically Low?

I have the Dell Vostro 3546 model, it can be used from 2 years nearly but from last one week onwords i faced the major problem as when i charged my battery full and then shutdown my laptop, after one ...
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Nvidia GeForce 9300GT or 9400GS chipset on graphic card

Dell Vostro 1520 laptop comes with motherboard P/N 00D46F (U653J) equipped with discrete Nvidia GeForce 9300GT or 9400GS Graphic card. Is it possible replace faulty motherboard that have GeForce ...
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Update Windows 10 to the latest build on Dell Vostro 3550

On my Dell Vostro 3550, I have updated from Windows 7 to Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and then finally to Windows 10 when it was launched. I have noticed recently that my machine is not running the latest ...
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Win7 Dell Vostro Laptop that hangs / slows down after Login

I have a Dell Vostro 2420 Laptop that has abruptly developed this weird problem: It will boot up, allow me to login and then hang / freeze. Details: It successfully draws the desktop and starts ...
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New laptop battery inconsistent

I have a fairly old Dell Vostro 1510 laptop and the battery finally gave up recently. I bought another one on Amazon three weeks ago and, initially, it seemed to be OK: it was charging to 100% and ...
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Dell vostro-3550 does not boot from ODD (second HDD)

I have a Dell Vostro 3550, with one HDD SATA in it. I used a caddy to adapt the HDD to use it the place of my CD/DVD-ROM drive. Q: How can I boot from this new SATA port (ODD/second drive/etc)?
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Window 10 wifi issue media disconnected

I have a Dell Laptop Vostro 3555 with a Dell wireless 1701 802.11b/g/n network adapter made by Broadcom. The Device status: this device is working properly. This was a window 7 moved to a window 10. ...
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Mixed RAM apparently leads to garbled output on a Dell Vostro 3800 running Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Vostro 3800 running Ubuntu 14.04. It’s memory capacity is 16GB. Recently it was running with two 4GB RAM sticks and working fine. When I added an 8GB RAM stick by removing one of the two ...
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My Laptop's Power LED and Fan keeps on running even after Shut down (after Liquid spill)

I am using a Dell Vostro 2520 with Windows 8.1 Home. For the past few days (after a little liquid spill), even after shutting down the laptop, power led and fan keeps running till I press and hold ...
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Why does clicking my mouse select mutliple lines of text?

I am experiencing a weird issue on my dell laptop. When I click a webpage is will automatically select a few lines of text after my cursor. This happens whether I am using the buttons below the ...
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psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 2 bytes

Recently I have had issue with my DELL Vostro 3750 laptop, the touchpad has eratic behavior. Looking at the dmesg output I can see: [175874.428170] psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at isa0060/...
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2-2-2 bios beep code on Dell MIG41R M/B

I have recently acquired a Dell Vostro with a MIG41R motherboard. The PC gave me a 2-2-2 bios beep code, so I opened it up and realized it didn't have and RAM and the HDD was disconnected. I bought a ...
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Dell Vostro 3560: 3NB8W3 battery not recognized, problems with charging

I've been using standard battery for a while, but finally I bought extended battery (3NB8W3, 11.1v 8700mAh 97Wh). Sadly, my Vostro 3560 does not recognize battery properly. I always have "Plugged in ...
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Wi-Fi connection not visible

I am using Dell Vostro Nseries laptop. the system doesn't connect to the wireless connection instead there is a X sign. But works fine with the cable. How can I use the internet with my WiFi ...
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How do I install Win 7 OS through bootable device?

I Cannot install Win 7 OS in another PC which is Dell Vostro-1014 through USB bootable device. The windows installation shows a complete cent-per-cent, but then when it restarts I had to reinstall it ...
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How do I install a clean WIN 7 ULT on my DELL VOSTRO 1014?

I've an old Dell Vostro 1014 (mid 2009). As I tried installing OS WIN 7 64 bit ULTIMATE through CD/DVD RW, I pressed and checked all the function keys one at a time but all in vain. The system would ...
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Cannot execute a DELL BIOS update for a VOSTRO 260 machine

I am trying to update my DELL VOSTRO 260 BIOS. I am struggling to get anywhere. If I download the exe and try to run it using a FreeDOS USB drive: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DellBIOS#...
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How do I extract the ROM file from this DOS exe BIOS updater?

I am trying to update my DELL VOSTRO 260 BIOS. I am struggling to get anywhere, see for more info: Cannot execute a DELL BIOS update for a VOSTRO 260 machine I decided to simply extract the flashrom ...
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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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Which instruction set do I have? [duplicate]

I've recently had some issues with my Dell Vostro laptop and Dell sent me out some OS discs to reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I expected to get 64-bit discs in the mail, but instead received 32-bit....
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Changing RAM in Laptop

I have a Dell Vostro 2520. I am planning to upgrade the amount of RAM to 6GB. My laptop has a Core i3-2328 processor and is currently running Windows 7 ultimate , but after the RAM upgrade, I plan to ...
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Touchpad left-click not working - Linux Mint on Dell Vostro 3640

This is a question on behalf of my friend, so it might take me a little while to run tests and stuff. The problem is that periodically her touchpad won't left click, either by pressing the physical ...
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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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Intel Virtualization Technology not showing up on apparently supported chip

I have a laptop with an Intel i3-3217U CPU which according to the Intel's website supports Vtx, however when I run the Intel Processor Id Utility or Securable it reports that Virtualization Technology ...
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Dell keyboard NSK-DJ F01 versus NSK-DJ301

I have a Dell vostro 3500 keyboard and its model number (which is typed at the back of the keyboard when i removed it) is NSK-DJ F01. And i found an online keyboard on amazon which have a model number ...
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will buying a new dell vostro 3500 keyboard work on all dell vostor 3500 devices

I have dell vostro 3500 black color, and many keys are not wroking after i drop a cup of cofee on it.so i check online web sites and i found many keyboards for dell vostro 3500. and i check one ...
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BSOD Dell Vostro 3550 with OS Win 8 x64

I often get BSOD on my notebook Dell Vostro 3550 with OS Win 8 x64. I tried analyze memory.dmp and minidump with Debugging Tools Windows (http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/2012/07/18/reading-a-...
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Install more memory to my PC

I have Dell Vostro 3750 laptop with 8 GB RAM (2x4GB). Does anyone know if it's possible to install more 8 GB (2x8GB) to have 16 GB on that laptop? Or where I can see whether it supports 16 GB RAM?
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From where i can download a driver for my sound device? (Dell Vostro 3500 + Windows 7)

Currently my sound always shows as muted, and it will display the following tool tip: No Audio Output Device is Installed. My laptop is a Dell Vostro 3500 + Intel core i3 + Windows 7 32-bit. I got ...
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Dell keyboard and sound did not work after a coffee was dropped on my laptop

I have dell Vostro 3500 laptop and windows 7 32x. Last week i drop a coffee over my keyboard, so i turned off the laptop and i clean the key board, but the keyboard did not work well. I have attached ...