I have a problem with my dell latitude e5510..... After Updating the Bios last version() ,BIOS has been Locked and i have no access to bios, although system powers up and my windows boots without any problem..... I tried every method searched in internet but no result ... as I realized this model has a high security system...I think by updating the bios a default pass created for the bios.
I own a Dell Latitude E5510. I *love* this laptop.
However, today I started having a problem with it. The laptop turned off suddenly. When I went to turn it back on, it began to load as usual with the following things on the screen:
1. the circular logo in the center of the screen.
2. the "press f12 for boot menu" thing in the top right corner.
3. the blue loading bar beneath the circular logo in the center.
What happens is the blue bar fills up, but then the screen goes black. It doesn't just instantly go black though. It starts from the top of the screen and moves to the bottom. It does the same thing when I press f12 to get into the boot menu.
tried to upgrade my Latitude E5510 from 2x2Gb (factury Samsung) to 2x4Gb Corsair CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9. BIOS updated to Rev. A13, latest. Memory is recognized as 8Gb. But booting into Windows7 X64 doesn't work anymore. If I boot from a Lubuntu CD (x86) it runs, naturally only with approx. 4Gb since this is a x86 OS-version. Windows 7 X64 just reboots. If I use Save Mode a reboot occurs when the loading of "ClassPnP.sys" starts. When I put in the old 2x2Gb everything works perfectly. Can't even get into Windows Setup from a clean DVD.
In the past we've restrict the boot options on our laptops vis bios sequence to prevent unauthorised reimaging of machines. However I've just noticed our newest Latitude e6230 still list all the devices as available despite these settings. Screenshots attached.
I am new in Windows 8 and i wanted to install either fedora or Ubuntu 12.10 in WIndows 8 64 bit. However, under Advanced options in the General settings, i don't see the UEFI settings tile which shows the UEFI firmware settings so that i can disable secure boot. What should I do, or which other way should I do so as I can be able to dual boot?
When I checked the battery status window in DELL Latitude E7240, I found 2 battery,Battery #1 it charged to 100% without any problem but Battery #2 is "not present",if there external battery available for this model or not? and if not, Why the battery status window showing two batteries in the settings?
I've had an XPS 1710 for 3.5 years and am itching for an upgrade, but I'm doing my best to wait for the xps16 refresh. I'm started to get a bit irritated with the speed of my 160gb 5400 rpm laptop drive so I was thinking of upgrading to a SSD while I wait.
I'm having a real puzzling problem ... after removing the mother board of my dell c840 to fix a loose ac adapter jack (which was repaired successfully) now after windows xp starts i noticed that neither the opitcal drive a toshiba sdr2102 cdrw/dvd rom drive or the expansion bay cd rom drive a samsung sn-124 drive are working at all..
the are listed in the device manager with a yellow warning flag.. the driver details says error 39 the drivers cant be loaded.... i have tried removing/uninstalling the drives and rebooting ......
but still same problem remains.... the drives do not show up on the my computer listing either...
i have got no sound while i m browsing my drives or files in my vista ultimate operating system. i did re-apply theme, sound everything. but nothing worked out. now i have set Ultimate Extras Glass sound sceme, but still i can't hear any sound while i m clicking the drive or opening folders. everything else is perfectly normal.
I've noticed the improvements are relevant but not as big as I expected, I think with normal HD the RAID0 performance will be much better than a single HD drive, any experience using SSD in RAID0 configuration
I recently received my new XPS 14 (L421x) ultrabook. Out of the box, this machine has a 500Gb C: drive labeled "OS" and a second 110Gb SSD D: drive labeled "Data". Windows 8 is installed on the C: drive. There is absolutely nothing on the D: drive.
Does this sound right? I would have thought that you would want to have the OS on the SSD and boot from that (much faster?) drive.
I bought an XPS 1530 four months ago. I went through 4 hard drives - one would fail, Dell would send a replacement ... that was the cycle. After #4 Hard Drive failed (and a tech came out to try and replace the motherboard & hard drive without success), I finally got them to agree to a "System Exchange"..
They sent me a new XPS 1530 - within 2 days the Hard Drive died! (#5)..
Anyone have any ideas (besides bad luck) of what could cause 5 failed hard drives in two different brand new systems?..
Electrical? I used the laptop at home and at my office. My office is a rented space inside another company's building.
I thought maybe electrical, but I use my old laptop their (Dell Inspiron 6000) and it has been fine. Unless something electrical causes a problem in the XPS only for some specific reason.
I have no idea, but does anyone have any "out of the box" explanations for me?
Dell is sending me a box so I can mail this 2nd laptop in to the Dell Depot for inspection and repair. My faith in the XPS 1530 is zero.
I have two seperate questions to ask, so will post them seperately.
I have a Vostro 1700 with a 250gb drive in it. When I bought it I had a problem with the laptop and managed to get a hard drive caddy free from Dell, so just need the drive. I know it needs to be a SATA 2.5 drive, but will any drive fit, or do I need to go for any specific ones? Is the Vostro SataII?