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Dell Inspiron 530 Restoring


How to return my dell inspiron 530 computer to, just when it was out of the box with just the basic programs it came with n everything. Ive seen others ask how to do this with other pcs so i hope i can do it with mine. N will it erase everything else off the hard drive or will it just put it in a separate file that does nothing but take up space. Answer:- start pressing ctrl and f11 together as soon as you switch on, until the option for factory image/restore comes up on the screen.

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Dell Inspiron 530 Freezes

A friend gave me a dell inspiron 530 and am running a new install windows xp. The computer keeps freezing randomly. It will run fine for a minute and then freezes but more like a hiccup then a freeze it gets stuck and with some serious lag where you can't do anything. But you can wait it out for a minute and it will run again for a little bit and then freeze again. Sometimes to the point where i have to power down and restart. Wiped out xp and put ubuntu i don't have any desire to run windows. Haven't ran it in ten years not going to start now. A little different but same problems that windows had. Ubuntu seems like it tries to fight the freeze, weird. So here's what i did:

It has a sata 1tb hard drive, ran numerous tests on it. All came back negative. 2gb of ram numerous tests on it all good there too. 512 nvidia pci/express ran tests on it( kind of like the ram test) real extensive everything checks out. Jumped the bios to reset it, checked for bios updates. Replaces the cables on the inside. Sata cables, check voltage on power supply. Checked battery every things tip top. Then i thought what the *** i'll completely clean the whole computer, maybe its some dust somewhere, stripped it all apart like your field cleaning your gun. New thermal compound cleaned fans, it looks brand new again. So then i started running tests on the processor speed test and stuff like that to get it real hot everyone always says "oh yup your computers getting too hot thats the problem" nope it ain't. So between fighting the stupid freezing and hiccups and crap like that, i manage to run every test and do everything i can think of to fix it. I'm thinking that maybe the whole motherboard is shot. But where, cause i would really like to know. And is there a extensive motherboard testing program out there, everything i see has to run through windows and most of the utility's i am running to test my cpu are of a live cd or a bootable cd or thumb drive. And thats crazy to cause i can run the utility cds and knoppix cd no problem with no hiccups or nothing. So then i think maybe it is the hard drive but can a hard drive come back with no errors but the read head is the one with the error?


Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Play Crysis On Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop

I just got my new dell inspiron 530 desktop can i play crysis on this? Ok, so it says it has a integrated graphic card i assume its high tech and ive seen some crysis video on youtube. It looks hot and someone said you will need a new computer to play it. So i got the new computer and going to buy the game tomorrow but i want to know will i be able to play crysis at max settings.

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Using Nvidia Geforce 9800gt On Dell Inspiron 530

Can i use a nvidia geforce 9800 gt 1gb gddr3 pci express graphics card on a dell inspiron 530? I have a dell inspiron 530, and the graphics card is really crappy. I can barely play vindictus on the lowest settings possible. I want to play some really top-notch games, but i don't want to spend more than $150 on a graphics card. I have zero knowledge of installing graphics cards, so i have no idea if this graphics card is installable into the dell inspiron 530.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Dell Inspiron 530 Video Card To Run Starcraft 2

Whats a decent, cheap video card for my inspiron 530 dell to run starcraft ii on? I'm running on a glorified. 4500 duo 2. 20 ghz processors, 2 gigabytes of ram, and my computer's stock video card, which is 101. 16% useless for gaming. I'll easily be able to afford some more ram, but the price for a new, decent video card is what's scaring me. I'd like to get the most bang for my buck, so any help would really be appreciated at this point! I have star-craft ii installed, and it's just sitting there.

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Video Card For Inspiron 530

I just bought an inspiron 530 and need to buy a new dvi video card. It has a core 2 quad processor with 4 gb of ram. I also have a 22" digital monitor with 1680x1050 resolution. I am not an avid gamer so i wasn't looking to spend more than $100. Though i would like to have at least moderate gaming capabilities. Oh and in case it isn't obvious, i am basically completely ignorant when it comes to this stuff. So feel free to poke fun if it means you'll give me a good recommendation.

Posted On: November 22nd 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Psu Upgrade For Inspiron 530

Subject: psu upgrade for inspiron 530 core 2 duo, the desktop unit came with acbell 300w psu. The upgrade is needed for additional power supply to nvidia 8600 gts. This is a common and chronic problem. I just got off chatting with a dell agent. She was adamant that the mother board can support only a 280w psu. (1) i would very much appreciate hearing from an inspiron 530 core 2 duo owner who is actually and currently using a psu upgrade: the make and name of the psu (hopefully with modular connections). (2) i would also appreciate hearing from an owner who has adequately tested using the 2 free sata connectors from the native psu, converting them to 4 pins female and then, through the y-shaped connector(that came with card), to the 6 pin input on the nvidia card. Does the native 300w psu support this extra load gracefully?

Posted On: November 3rd 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Dimension E521 Or Dell Inspiron 531

I have both of these systems and want to choose one to keep and one to sell. The parts i will be putting in either to upgrade either are the following:

Amd x2 5600+
Evga 7600gt pci-e 256mb ddr3
2gb pc2-6400
2x 250gb wd sata hd's

Both systems have a 300wt psu, but the 531 allows for a hsf aftermarket to be added, while the e521 has this hsf built into the case type thing. If you were going to choose one system to keep and one tell sell, what would you do?


Posted On: 01-14-2008, 10:38 PM . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Dell Inspiron Or A Dell Studio Xps

Which is better-a dell inspiron (desktop) or a dell studio xps (desktop)? I'm having trouble deciding which would be better. Inspiron desktops are cheaper, but xps desktops are a little more expensive and i can't tell what the difference is between the two brands.

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Studio 1558 Or The Dell Inspiron 15

What is a better computer the dell studio 1558 or the dell inspirion 15? Im looking at the dell studio 1558 and dell inspirion 15 for a ew laptop and ive seen mostly good reviews on both. Im not looking for if the computer is worth its price but just for a general overall better computer. Which one would be better.

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Dell Inspiron 15 Or 15 R ?

I really like dell inspiron 15 laptop, because it has the best user reviews (4. 5 star). However, the dell salesman told me that it's discontinued and he asked me to get inspiron 15r instead. I know it's a sales pitch because 15r is more expensive. However, it's rating is only 4 star (as compared to the 4. 5 star rating of 15). I called dell to confirm that inspiron 15 is not discontinued. However, this salesman said that 15r's processor is newer than 15's (if i can trust this one)!

If you have knowledge about the processor's of either laptop model, would you share you opinion? In summary, inspiron 15 has the best user reviews but maybe an older processor, while inspiron 15r has lower user rating but maybe newer processor.


Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Dell Studio 14 Or Inspiron 14

Which is better and why: dell studio 14 or inspiron 14? I want to buy a laptop and i cant decide whether i should go for studio 14 or inspiron 14. Please do comment which is better and why it is better. (I am interested in buying dell only)

Posted On: 3 weeks ago . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Dell Inspiron 7000 Problem

I have an old dell laptop (inspiron 7000) that doesn't turn on anymore. Not that i really care since i got a new one anyways, but still, it was a nice machine. A electric guy came over and said it was because of my battery. For a while my battery was completely dead and i just left it in there. So this guy told me that my dead battery somehow short-circuited my power supply, therefore making my laptop "unbootable". So i have two questions:

1) is there anyway to fix my old laptop?

2) my current laptop has a dead battery in it and is it okay to leave it in it all the time?


Posted On: January 25th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Windows 7 On Dell Inspiron 1525

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How To Unlock A Dell Inspiron Laptop ?

How can i unlock a dell inspiron laptop? I tried f8 and safe mode but i brought me back to putting a password?

Answer:-

Which system do you use?

On windows xp, try this:

Boot computer and press ctrl+alt+delete twice when you see windows welcome screen / login screen. It'll show classic login box. Now type "administrator" (without quotes) in username field and leave password field blank, press enter and you should be able to login windows. Now you can reset your account password from "control panel -> user accounts". If that doesn't or you use windows 7 or vista, try this:

1. Enter a computer that can link to internet. Download windows password recovery tool 3. 0 and install the software on that computer. 2. Run the software and create windows password reset disk by follow the instructions. 3. Eject the created cd/dvd and insert it into the locked computer. 4. Reboot the locked computer (it's necessary for you to change your locked computer's bios setting to make it boot from cd drive) and then follow the instructions to reset your password. 5. Now login windows and set a new password.


Posted On: 3 weeks ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Warcraft Lags On Dell Inspiron

Warcraft lags on my brand new dell inspiron. Has nothing to do with my internet because it does it offline too? Like i said. I just got a brand new dell inspiron and installed warcraft onto it. Whenever i play the game i hit huge spikes and the game freezes for a few seconds then returns to normal. This has nothing to do with my internet because i have the same problem offline. I figure there is something that needs to be fixed on my computer.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dell Inspiron 1501 Not Charging

Dell inspiron 1501 laptop plugged in but not charging? My laptop is about a year and a half old and the charger isn't the original but ive had this charger for at least 6 months and its charged it no problem, but now all of a sudden when i plugged it in it tells me that the ac power adapter can not be determined.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Inspiron 1150 Adapter

So i've had my dell inspiron 1545 laptop since christmas. Finaly the adapter died on me so i went online and found alot of other people had the exact same problem then i came across a post of some one saying that a dell inspiron 1150 adapter will work for a 1545 laptop even though it's a rounded bit and the 1545 has a hexagon bit, will this work? Need answer asap.

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Dell Inspiron Commercial Song

What is the song in the commercial for dell inspiron? All the kid's have the backpacks and they fall over and it says something about smiling?

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Dell Inspiron 1300 Batteries

Where can i find dell inspiron 1300 batteries? My cousin was wondering where online can she find batteries for her "dell inspiron 1300" laptop.

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Inspiron 15 Webcam Problem

I just recently got a brand new dell inspiron 15, and i added the integrated webcam option. I was using skype, and the other person wasn't hearing me. I was wondering why this is? Does the laptop not come with a built in microphone?

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Inspiron 1440 Problems

I have a dell inspiron 1440, os windows 7. I tried to turn it on today and i got the "launch startup repair" or "start windows normally", neither option got me anywhere. All i can do is the following:

A) start windows normally. Which will show me the black screen with the windows logo and says "starting windows". If i leave it and do nothing, i go back to the "launch startup repair" or "start windows normally" black screen and the cycle can be started over. (And over and over). B) do the "launch startup repair". This brings me to a gradated royal/light blue screen with a light white wispy design in the background, a small green branch with leaves and a white bird. The cursor appears, along with a blue circle (showing me that i'm waiting for the next thing to happen), eventually the circle disappears. And then nothing happens. No repair, no popup windows showing any activity = just a blue birdy wispy screen of nothingness. I have no idea what to do. I have a dell drivers and utilities disc and a dell operating system re-installation dvd (win 7 home premium 64-bit).


Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Dell Inspiron 1318 Not Working

I have a dell inspirion 1318 laptop and it has been working fine until now. When i turn on the laptop, it wont even show the post, meaning the dell startup doesn't show. Is i wait for a minute or two, i can hear windows starting but i cannot see a thing, just a blank screen:( i already tried draining the power by taking out the battery, disconnecting the ac adapter, and holding the power button but it hasn't changed a thing. I also tried booting it by holding the function key while turning on the laptop and after a minute or two of doing that, my screen shows static blue and white lines then turns green, then blue, then red, white and then back to black. After it turns to black it starts to beep repeatedly until i turn it off is going on with my laptop? I just recently got a new hard drive because i had blue screen before, this hard drive worked clean and fine for a few weeks until this happened.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dell Inspiron I1545 Adapter

Which new ac/dc adapter i need for my dell inspiron i1545? It looks like my ac/dc adapter had fried and no longer works; therefore, i cannot use my laptop. I've looked on different websites and i cannot/do not know what i need to purchase. The model number on my current ac/dc adapter is da65ns4-00. Ref. No: adp-65ah b. I want to be sure that it's not only powering my laptop, but also charging it.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Inspiron 1525 Not Charging

My dell insipron 1525 laptop is not charging. I plug it in and it works but it will not charge. I use the charger it came with and wen i turn it on a message comes up saying i need a charger that is model number 65w-ac or greater for best performance. I checked the model number and i have the exact same charger. How do i fix this?

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Ram For Dell Inspiron 9300

What is the ram and stuff for a dell insiron 9300 laptop? I want to play the sims 3 and i was wondering if my dell can play it and don't say yes or no. I want to know the ram and stuff.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Using Webcam On Dell Inspiron 1525

How to use webcam on the dell inspiron 1525?

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Restoring Usb Ports

I spilled water on my pda charger and chip reader. I immediately pulled plugs out of ports. I did not safely remove plugs, as i found out later. How can i restore the ports so i can hot sync my pda and read chip from my digital camera?

Posted On: May 14th, 2006, 06:33 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Restoring Home Internet

I'm running off of windows vista and a quest dsl modem. If it helps the model is an "actiontec model gt701" i use mozilla firefox because windows explorer doesn't seem to work at all. When i try to use windows explorer the page just doesn't load. No prompts no nothing. Just sits there. When i try to access mozilla firefox i get prompted with a message that basically reads "unable to connect; cannot establish connection to server at en-us. Start3. Mozilla.com" then it suggests that the site is busy/unavailable and to check network connections. Then it says to make sure firefox is allowed to get past any firewalls or "proxy" (i don't know what that is). Now i have done just about everything i can think of to reconnect to the internet (i'm at a public library right now if you're wondering). The closest to a solution i have found is that apparently my modem is not compatible with windows vista. Which is bs because i was online 4 hours just yesterday. This all came about when firefox asked me to make some updates, which i did and immediately afterwards i was no longer able to get online. That's that if that's all you guys need to know great. But if you need to know what i have already done: i've restarted the computer. I've ran diagnostic over diagnostic. Apparently my modem is connected just fine to the local server i just can't get firefox or windows explorer to work. I even created an alternate user on my computer.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Inspiron 6000 Cpu Fan Always On

I have a dell inspiron 6000 with vista ultimate installed on it. I recently noticed that while the pc is up, the cooling fan (or the cpu fan?) Is on about 80% of the time, even when the cpu is at 2 or 3%. Sometimes, i see this even when the cpu is 0%. Does anyone have any idea on what may be going on here?

Posted On: 30-11-2007, 12:10 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .