I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 running windows 7. This computer was purchased new about a year and a half ago, and I have had no problems up until a couple days ago. I went to turn my laptop on the other morning and as usual the dell logo came up and loaded, then the windows symbol saying "starting windows"... then strangely a black screen with a cursor arrow... nothing more, no log in screen... just black nothingness... I have ran the diognostics and they all say "pass". I am able to access F2 & F12 but it will not boot in safe mode or with a command prompt.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 with windows vista. I was given the free upgrade to windows7. When I try to install windows 7 it says that my webcam is not compatible and wants to remove it from my system. Has anyone else had this problem or know of a way around it? The laptop is brand new and I don't want to mess it up.
Also, please note that when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 you will not have an "in place upgrade" option. You will however have the option to select "custom" install when prompted. The Windows 7 install process will then copy all of your data in "My Documents" over to a Windows.old folder within Windows 7 itself. All applications and documents stored in other locations will have to be reinstalled / transferred manually.
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Are all Dell Laptops the same in this regard? I do a helluva lot of typing and just cannot seem to sort out this darn keyboard - cannot seem to find a way to dot my e's or put forward-/back slashes on e's and i's.
My HP had a feature whereby i could type "alt" followed by any three numbers, resulting in those characters.
Can anybody please assist or can i perhaps download directions to explain which buttons represent what?
I am only getting " limited" access to the wireless network at my university, meaning no access! I had no wireless adapter issues 20 min earlier. The only thing I did install was driverupdate, cause I was getting the blue screen only when I was connected to the wireless network at school and the code that came up on the blue screen said something wrong with the driver.I have tried s restore to te previous day, that didn't work! I uninstalled DriverUpdate, still doesn't work. I've tried clearing dns cashe at cmd, that didn't work.
I run win 7 sp1 on dell inspiron 1520 Its dvd-writer was damaged, so i bought an external Transcend dvd-writer and its working properly but when i insert a bootable cd in it and want to boot the windows from it, the windows does not recognize it and boots normally from internal hard driver as usuall. I am sure the cd is bootable and have tested it in other systems.
I reset the cmos by pulling the battery, and now the comp won't boot, won't show the F2 F^ boot options in the upper left corner, and won't react to any key pressed, just shows a messages saying to run setup, but no clue how to get there using usual keypressess.
I have tried F8 for the advanced boot option, but the screen I get does not offer advanced boot as an option. I get a screen with six line that all have vista in them and am unable to do anything in that screen. It will not boot when b or enter keys are hit it won't do anything when I try select enter the command line and I am unable to exit this screen using esc button, I have to manually turn off computer. How do I find the advanced boot screen for dell inspiron E1505 with windows 7 professional?
I've had my computer for 8 months, it's a dell inspiron 1545 running windows 7 home premium. I'm suddenly unable to start the computer as it just comes up with a blue windows 7 screen with a cursor and that's it. I've tried starting it in normal mode and and startup repair but the same thing happens with both. I ran the diagnostics test and it came up with error code 2000-0142 which after googling i've found is a hard drive problem.
She asked me to restore her computer to factory settings. She is not at all tech savvy, so I know for a fact she did not do anything to mess it up. It was running fine, but she just wanted to clean it out and bring it back to like new. She pretty much only uses her computer for school papers and email. I have done factory recovery on many computers at this point and I have never had any problems at all until now.
First thing I did was hook up my external hard drive and saved all of her documents and pictures. I then restarted the computer and pressed F8 and then clicked on repair my computer. It took me to datasafe backup and restore. I went as far as to restore the factory image. I chose not to save any files and to restore it to new again. It completed as normal and I clicked restart.When it restarts, a list of files pops up and then it says "Setup is preparing your computer for first use." It also shows another list of files that seem to be loading as well as it tells me that it is booting in safemode. Next thing it says is that "Setup will continue after restarting your computer". It then continues to restart and perform this boot loop until I turn it off.
I tried to repair the computer and it would fail saying it was offline. So, I plugged the hard drive into an adapter to hook it to my other computer. I opened the disk manager. I saw that the recovery partition was not active like it is on my other hard drives. I also see that for some reason it has a tiny partition that is labeled fat. On my other hard drives it is labeled oem partition. Not sure if this makes a difference or not, but thought it was worth mentioning. Also, when I choose to explore the recovery partition, it says the recovery folder is empty, however the properties say it is nearly full with many files. On my other hard drives I can not access that folder at all. I also am not sure if this matters or not, but didn't want to let anything I am doing go unnoticed.