Dell Inspiron 3537 :: Switching To GPT - Windows 8.1

Nov 27, 2014

When I bought my Inspiron 3537 it came with Ubuntu, for business reasons I needed Windows, so I removed Ubuntu and installed Windows 8.1.

Now, I'm considering switching MBR to GPT, I'm 99% sure that my pc supports UEFI and that it will work fine. In order to do that I must clean my whole hdd, that's not really problem because I have backup. What bothers me is this.

There were few extra partitions on my HDD, 350 (empty) partition with no label (it's not windows system reserved) , 3GB partition with label OS. They were put there by Dell. 

Now, considering that I have to Clean my hard disk using Diskpart, and this partitions will be removed, will I lose something? Some BIOS functionality or something like that? Is it safe to just wipe them out?

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Dell Inspiron 15-3537 :: Windows 8.1 Slow Start Up Time

Jan 14, 2014

who came across with slow start up and sleep issues in windows 8.1. ( Dell Inspiron 15-3537).I recently upgraded from windows 8 to 8.1. After installing all the drivers found that fast start up not working and laptop does not awake from "sleep" state.

Actually reinstalling the Intel Video driver solved the problem. When I was going to install video driver, it was said that a newer version is already installed. However neglected that and downgraded the video driver. that 8.1 is faster than install the latest driver given in dell website.

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Dell Inspiron 15 3537 :: WiFi Driver For Windows 7 64bit

Sep 11, 2013

I Have purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 3537. I installed windows 7 64 bit. I cant find the drivers for the wifi n/w card.I tried installing the windows 8 wifi driver for this model but its not working.

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Dell Inspiron 3537 :: Bluetooth Not Working Running Windows 8.1 Pro

Dec 4, 2013

I have an issue with my Inspiron 3537 running windows 8.1 Pro.

My laptop is not discovering any Bluetooth devices and cannot be discovered from them either.

I have installed the latest drivers Dell Wireless 1705 WiFi + Bluetooth Driver and I updated the BIOS but the problem remains.

Here is a screenshot of the device manager, don't know  if any other details needed ...

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Dell Inspiron 3537 :: Windows 8.1 Update - Laptop Never Wakes Up After Going To Sleep

Jan 9, 2014

I just bought my new laptop. I have it for around 10 days. Everything was ok at first but after 3-4 days I decided to update to Windows 8.1. After that the laptop never wakes up after going to sleep no matter what I do.

It seems that others have the same issue. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling both display drivers, I removed a bluetooth device that had an error with 8.1 but I couldn't resolve the wakeup problem. I ran the power troubleshooter, nothing. Hybrid sleep in advanced power settings was already off.

It's really frustrating to have to do a hard reset everytime

My machine is an Inspiron 15 3537, i7 4500U, AMD 8850M, 8GB RAM, 1TB HD.

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Dell Inspiron 14R 5420 :: Switching Back To Windows 7 From Windows 8

Mar 4, 2013

I have recently purchased DELL Inspiron 14R 5420, which has preinstalled Windows 8. Later I came to know that some of my software are not working on the Windows 8.

Can I have multiple boots on my system. One Windows 7 and other Windows 8. Or can I create some disk for the installed windows 8 so that in future I can installed it again if I wish to.

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Dell Inspiron 3537 :: Boot From SD Card

Nov 27, 2014

Do new Dell laptops like mine (Inspiron 3537) support booting from SD card? I don't have one at hand to test it, but I would like that feature.

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Dell Inspiron 3537 :: No USB Boot Option

Oct 13, 2014

I have no usb boot option and i cant seem to enable it no matter what i change.

Also the laptop has Linux on it that i cant seem to boot either,all i get after the format that i did at the partition that had windows is a syslinux blackscreen.

Let me note that i had the usb option pre-bios update.I updated bios because i could not install wifi and bluetooth drivers.

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Dell Inspiron 3537 :: Touch Screen Not Working?

Dec 8, 2014

I just got a brand new Inspiron 15 (3537, mid-2013) about a month ago. Problem is, the touch screen has not been working ever since I got it. Are there different variations of the Inspiron 3537 or is mine just malfunctioning? 

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Dell Inspiron 3537 :: Webcam Does Not Work With Any Program

Nov 29, 2014

I am facing the same with my Inspiron 3537 webcam, have done fair bit of reading and tried all solutions provided but none worked.

The integrated webcam or a third party webcam does not work with any program (tried Skype, Dell Webcam Central). I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the cams and drivers but nothing works.

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Dell Inspiron 15 3537 :: Cannot Restore To Default Settings?

Jan 14, 2015

I Cant restore my Inspiron 15 3537 , missing restore disc... what should I do?

Is there any way I can have a copy of the Restore Disc to default settings... the unit is still under warranty by the way...

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Dell Inspiron 3537 :: Touchpad Doesn't Work After Suspension

Nov 23, 2014

I have a problem with my touchpad. Sometimes everything is ok, but0 especially when I put my laptop into sleep and then power it on some functions doesn't work properly eg. the two finger scrolling.I've found is to restart my computer which is annoying.

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Dell Inspiron 15r 3537 :: Won't Load Up - The Power Light Flashes For A Split Second Then Nothing

Dec 16, 2014

I bought a Dell Inspiron 15r 3537 five or so months ago. I haven't had many problems with it but just today, I have run into a few issues, wont load up, the power light flashes for a split second then nothing which seemed to resolve it's self after I ran a systems diagnostics (which everything was running fine and I received no error codes). I left it alone for a few hours and then when I started it back it up....nothing. It isn't taking charge though the charger is still showing a green light on it. I've taken the battery out and held down the button for 15-30-45 seconds all with no result.

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Dell Inspiron 3537 :: Unknown Driver Appears To Have Caused System Crash

Nov 29, 2013

I have a Dell Inspiron 3537 few weeks old. Originaly was Win8, but I update it to Win8.1.

After I registered laptop, next step was to partition my C: partition on two parts, partition C (OS), and D (Data). After that I successfully installed all programs I need. And after few days problems started with few BSoD. There are few problems and I will explain all of them.

My Dell checkup "Blue screen troubleshooter" reporting every few days one or more BSoD with explanation: "The unknown driver (C:Windows/system32/drivers/atikmdag.sys) appears to have caused a system crash. Complete the tasks below to prevent unexpected shutdowns in the future."

On same My Dell checkup I try to run "PC Checkup", and everything appear OK, no problems reported. Custom scan on only ATI video card (ATI Radeon HD8850), and result is "Passed".I also run build in DELL diagnostics (Boot menu) and there was no errors, and also Dell online diagnostics and everything was fine.

I try to install new driver from DELL website (AMD Radeon HD 8850M driver, but during installation, screen blinked few times and then went off. I thought that this is OK since video driver was installing. I left Laptop for one hour to "finish installation" but noting happened. I turned off laptop by pressing ON/OFF button for 5 sec, but after that laptop don't want to restart. Here I noticed other problem I will share with you in the moment. Fortunately, I installed Acronis True Image 2014 so I was able to restore a system. BTW, same driver version was already installed acording to "MSINFO32).

Now, my system is running, I can still see BSoD warning  in My Dell Checkup, but actually I don't actually see this BSoD. Strange. If I right click on desktop and then click on "Graphics Property" or "Configure switchable graphics" I get this warning:

Second problem. During my laptop beforehand explained "BLACKOUT", I tried to use Windows Recovery. I tried "Refresh" and "Reinstall" and both times I got message:

"Could not find the recovery environment. Insert your Windows installation or recovery media, and restart your PC with the media".

If I try to use "Dell Backup and Recovery", I got message:

"Dell Backup and Recovery has not been able to detect the recovery Partition on this computer. It may be missing or corrupted. To recover your computer to the original factory state and restore the Recovery partition, please use your System Recovery Disc." etc...etc...

I don't have any of this discs coz OS was preinstaled. So, basically I can't use any facilities to recover my laptop because I don't have factory recovery media or recovery disc. Fortunately I'm using Acronis, but that's not a point. I want something to recover my system to original, factory state.

Actually, Windows Restore facilities are OK and I can restore to some point I created.

BTW, my hard drive is partitioned on 7 partitions. Originally there were 6 partitions with huge C: partition. I split this one on two. 

And also, since this BSoD is likely caused by video driver, how can I safely update this driver. As explained before, after first try I had disaster. Can I try to install new driver for AMD Radeon HD 8850M from ATI site?

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Dell Inspiron 3537 :: High Pitched Noise Where Memory / Hard Drive Are Located

Dec 5, 2014

I have a Inspiron 15 3537 laptop and I noticed that I can hear a high pitched noise where the Memory/hard drive are located. That noise is louder when I put the battery mode on "battery saving", but I still can hear that noise when the battery mode is set to other mode than that. Please note that I switched my hard drive with a SSD, because I thought that it come from here.

My laptop is still on warranty, I bought it recently (July 2014)

I know that there are posts with this issus, but I haven't found a solution yet. 

Also, on an other subjet, is it normal that my battery already lost 10% of its capacity after only 5 month of use?

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Dell Inspiron 3537 :: When Pressed Power Button On Display Remains Black But Fan And Dvd Writer Works

Dec 20, 2014

My dell inspiron 3537 has been showing this problem. When i press the power button on, the display remains black though the fan and dvd writer works . this is followed by 7 beeps . The First beep is loud and remaining 6 are short beeps. Beeping repeats untill i press the power button. My laptop is only around 6 months old.

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Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 :: Not Switching On

Apr 10, 2013

when I tried to play any sound (details at bottom ). Anyway, I went onto the dell website to get a driver to see if it would fix it. I had to fond this service key thing, and then it told me I needed to get these three things. They were a couple of number with a letter or two in there, meant nothing to me. So I installed one, and it came up with this grid, and the boxes were getting filled in, and then some of the, were red in the middle. My laptop was reeeaaally loud at this point. But then, the power cable went out, and I've had this problem where the laptop loses connection to battery, and it went. So then, my laptop went off. And now when I tried to switch it back on, what happens is the power button lights up, three buttons on the right light up momentarily. But the screen stays black. So then the only things indicating it's 'on' is the power button, and the three lights on the bottom of the laptop, which I have no idea of purpose. Also, my laptop is very very quiet at this point. Anyway, yeah, I've taken battery out, charger out, both out, left both out, put both in, that hasn't solved it. 

I had been messing around with my playback devices (enabling/disabling) because I had tried using Skype. Originally, I had a problem where my skype calls were coming through my headphones (plugged into the headphone jack), but any other noise, coming through my laptop speakers. I sorted this by disabling my "communications headphones". And then now, I had a problem where I was in a skype call, when everything else stopped producing sound, bar the skype call. So I tried reopening my browser, but nothing, checked iTunes, and the music wasn't playing. So I thought it may have been the skype call. It wasn't, as I ended it, and still no noise was coming through. Then after a few minutes, there was a just this background noise coming through my headphones, like a fan. I noticed that it was coming out of my headphones when plugged in, but also my speakers when unplugged. Also, when I muted sound, the noise stopped, so I thought that may hint at where this problem may occur.

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Sep 23, 2014

From last 2 days, I have seen that my laptop 3521 Dell doesn't switch on at all. Second thing I have observed is that, when I have my charger connected to the plug point (not connected to the laptop), I see the green light on the charger as ON, but the moment I connect it to the laptop, the light from the charger turns OFF and ultimately, my laptop doesn't charge. I mean no power supplied.

The steps I have carried over so far are -

1) I have tried checking the laptop battery by taking it out and reputing it in the laptop and trying to see if it works, same problem.

2) I have tried checking if everything is okay with the charger, but still the same problem.

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Nov 14, 2014

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Apr 5, 2013

I have a dell inspiron N5110 laptop.It switches off randomly when i say switches off it doesn't go to the shutdown mode it just switches off. I have run the diagnostics and everything is fine BIOS is completely up to date and there are no heating issues it sometimes switches off right after i switch it on. My warranty has expired .

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Sep 3, 2009

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Jul 10, 2009

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My first 3 computers were Macs (SE, IIsi, and Quadra 840AV), and I switched to PC when Windows 95 came out because I was tired of incompatibilities between my Mac and work and college computers. I was also tired of cool apps for the PC not being available for the Mac. Honestly, Windows has never given me any significant problems. Sure, I've had crashes and performance slowdowns, but I had those on my Macs, too. I've never had a virus on Windows. I've really never regretted switching to Windows...........

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Jan 31, 2014

after switching the boot settings from uefi to legacy, I can't enter my bios anymore.

Neither with F2 nor F12.

He shows me that "Operating System can't be found".

Did the switching for testing another OS.

Is there any trick to enter the bios to switch again to uefi mode?

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Jan 5, 2009

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May 1, 2009

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I know the bios must recognize both and they need to be the same line or whatever, but a guy i know has a t8300 in the same laptop i do, and he is using the same bios and bios version as myself (A12).

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I thought maybe I should hook a monitor up to the machine, but then I don't know how to access the bios to set which card to use - as the screen is blank. I know there is a way but I cant figure it out.

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The only way to fix it is to force a reboot by holding down the power button. I'm using Vista Business 64.

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