Dell :: MediaDirect No Longer Recognizes DVD Drive

Sep 8, 2009

My issue is playing Blu-Ray Discs. I put the disc in, and the program automatically initiates.

After a while though just as its doing the the loading green circle thing the program abruptly terminates.

I have no idea why it does this. When I start the program back up manually and tell it to play the BD movie, it just says "Unable to detect a DVD or a DVD device on your computer.

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Lenovo V570 C/E/K/M/N/V Series :: No Longer Recognizes WD Passport HDD

Dec 10, 2013

V570 1066 no longer sees 1tb WD Passport HDD in Explorer.  it simply lists it as Local drive E: and doesn't allow access.  The drive works fine on another laptop.
Running W7 w/ SP1.
IE 11.0.9600

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Acer Aspire 5733 :: Laptop No Longer Recognizes Any USB Device Plug Into It?

Nov 18, 2014

My laptop has decided to stop recognising any USB device I plug into it.
I have tried to uninstall the USB drivers and reinstall them and this has not worked.

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Dell :: CDR's No Longer Read On DVD Drive (I Use M1530)

Apr 12, 2009

Hey something really weird happened to my m1530 computer. My TEAC DVD+-RW

DDVW28SLC no longer reads any CDR/W discs! It reads DVD's and CD's fine.

I've tested a couple CDR discs that work on my friend's computer but not mine. Anybody ever experience this before .....

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Dell Inspiron 3520 :: Hard Drive No Longer Working

Mar 28, 2013

I had bought a Dell Inspiron 3520 three weeks ago from Best Buy ( stupid) and the hard drive is no longer working. I didn't opt for the warranty (dummy me). Which hard drive I should buy to replace it.

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HP/Compaq :: Disc Drive No Longer Working

Feb 20, 2010

I have a Dv6244us running windows 7 and for a while now the disc drive has been sporadically ejecting without any pushing of the eject button. Now it only opens occasionally when prompted to do so and it has stopped reading discs; when I go to My Computer it tells me to insert a disc when there is one in the drive.

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Dell :: M1730 Only Recognizes One Graphics Card

Feb 17, 2010

My xps m1730 has nvidia 8800M GTX SLI. I am running Windwos 7 64-bit. It only recognizes one of my graphics cards. How can I install the second one?

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Dell :: MBR And Mediadirect

Aug 9, 2009

I have installed the win 7 on Dell M1330, everything was right.

Then I occasionaly pressed the "Mediadirect" button instead of Power... the mediadirect was started and it seems it's crashed MBR.

fdisk shows:
- 2 old partitions now. They were C: and D: before "Mediadirect" button was pressed (now these 2 partitions are shown without letters);
- Mediadirect partition, which became C: This partition is active now.

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Acer :: Aspire 5580: BIOS Only Recognizes 3 Out Of 4GB Of RAM

Aug 12, 2009

anyone using Acer Aspire 5580 having the same problem? I've upgraded my BIOS driver to 1.3508 and it only shows 3GB of RAM. With the previous driver version 1.3505 somehow I couldn't make it to the Windows GUI while having 4GB of RAM installed.

I've made a lot of study on the internet, looks like it's a common problem with intel chipset 945PM. I'm using Windows 7 x64,

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Dell :: MediaDirect Without Booting Up

Feb 13, 2009

I have a 1735 and I heard that older dell laptops would allow you to boot straight to the mediadirect software without booting windows.

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Dell :: Do We Have MediaDirect On XPS 1640 ?

Oct 22, 2009

I have seen many people talking about this. What exactly is that and do we have this on XPs 1640 ?!

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Dell :: Can't Remove MediaDirect 3?

Jan 2, 2009

I am trying to totally remove MediaDirect 3 from my laptop, and I can't seem to get it all the way off.

First, I press the MediaDirect button while the laptop is powered off to boot into the MediaDirect partition. This makes the "hidden" MediaDirect partition visible to my disk manager program - so I can delete it .....

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Dell :: MediaDirect 4 In M1530

Oct 24, 2008

Is it possible to install the MD version available in the Studio (4, I believe) in M1530? It certainly looks better.

Also, are there any new fixes for anything in M1530? I remember downloading a new optiarc dvd driver and it fixed some sound issues. Any new drivers (maybe from other dell sections) could help improve my M1530 performance?

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Apple :: Microsoft Recognizes VM Operations For Windows And Applications

Apr 25, 2009


I'm not sure if this really needs a separate thread or could go in the VM sticky, but I thought it's pretty important.

It's just been revealed that Windows 7 will have a Virtual Windows XP mode that will basically be running Windows XP in a VM and include integration features like Coherence in VMWare Fusion and Unity in Parallels Desktop. They are doing this to address the remaining software backwards compatibility issues in Windows 7. Of course, Microsoft being Microsoft with their product segmentation, is currently limiting access to Windows XP mode for Professional Edition users and higher, although it is commendable that they are offering it for free.

Why is this significant for Macs? I think this is very useful because future Window operating systems and applications will be written with the expectation that they will be running in VMs in future OS for compatibility. It wouldn't surprise me if Windows 7 (kernel 6.1) and Office 2010 are already being designed in a way so that they can run well in a VM for a future kernel 7.0 based Windows OS. These optimizations would of course benefit Mac users who still have to use Windows application or perhaps even play games. I'm sure it'll also be a compelling transition point to encourage switchers, especially if they are already familiar with virtualization from Windows 7.

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Dell :: M1330 + Partitions + MediaDirect 4.0

Nov 16, 2008

I have to extend my C: partition because it's becoming to small (I'll use gParted for that), so I figure I can use the opportunity to get something done about that awful MediaDirect 3.5 too.

Right now I have four partitions on my hard disc: a 47 MB partition, then C:, then D:, then a 2 GB partition. I figure the first and the last are used for MediaDirect 3.5.

Could I just uninstall MediaDirect 3.5 from within Vista, then install MediaDirect 4.0, then repartition my hard disc including deleting the 2 MD partitions? Is this all secure when it comes to the scary "home" button?

Oh, and btw: I need MediaDirect 4.0! Is there some way to get it? Do I have to convince someone from Dell to send it to me?

(And if I DON'T get MD 4.0 could I somehow re-route the "Home" button, and still safely get rid of those 2 MD partitions?)

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Dell :: Remap MediaDirect Button To Boot An OS

May 14, 2009

I installed Windows Vista and Windows 7 to dual boot. I deleted the MediaDirect partition. Using this guide, what is the path to boot an OS? Or is there a better alternative?

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Dell :: Can A Virus Survive Reformat In The MediaDirect Partition?

Oct 24, 2009

I have a dell XPS m1530, and because I am pretty sure I had a virus that my antivirus software could not pick up I reinstalled Vista.

I ended up reformatting the partition it was on before installing over, I also reformatted the recovery partition. But, apparently XPS system comes with a MediaDirect partition that I was unable to reformat (the windows set up did not let me do this).

I am wondering now if it's possible for the virus to have lived through the reformat in the MediaDirect partition. If so, how can I reformat that partition?

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Dell :: Remapping MediaDirect Button [ Studio 17 TouchButton]

Apr 7, 2010

I know this has been covered a billion times but a lot of the posts I am reading are ancient.

What is the best / latest method of remapping the Dell Media Direct button on my Dell Studio 17 (touch button).

I would like it to open something else.... e.g. itunes...

Could I assign the button to perform a task? e.g. defrag C drive or am I being a little too adventurous?

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Dell :: XPS M1330 No Longer Available

Sep 30, 2008

I went on Dells site to configure an M1330 and it is no longer listed. Am I just seeing things or has this unit been pulled?

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Dell :: 1530 Battery To Last Longer

May 16, 2009

I'm wondering how can I run my XPS 1530 longer than couples of hours on 6 cell battery ?
how about 9 cell users ? Can your battery last more to 4 hours ?

With lowest brightness, only 1-2 tasks running, how many hours can you get with 6 cell and 9 cell? I get only 1.5-2 hr on 6 cell which is actually quite bad and have to take adapter everywhere every time...hoping to take less weight

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Dell :: 8600m Gt Not Longer In M1530?

Jun 5, 2009

dell is no longer offering the Nvidia 8600m gt, they only offering only the 8400 in this system,

is this just coincidence? they gonna finaly take out the m1530 and m1330 systems? and if we, happy customers of the m1530, get in some trouble with this graphics card, they probably gonna replace with a Studio XPS 16? of similar specs? cause they wont have 8600m for replacement

i dont know about u but i dont like te studio xps 16, first bigger, heavier, and not as stylish as the .

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Dell :: XPS M1330 Will No Longer Boot

Jan 7, 2010

Over heating m1330 ->Dell tech replaced mobo/cpu/gpu ->Booted up and seemed fine -> Tech left ->Resumed my online gaming ->Mouse stopped working ->Plugged in another mouse, didn't work,

touchpad stopped working -> restarted PC, stuck on green loading bar where it says "microsoft corporation".

I've tried loading everywhich way, called dell support and ran through diagnostics. Conclusion is I need to reinstall vista so they are sending me Vista OS disc.

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Dell XPS M1530 :: No Longer Powers On

Jan 29, 2015

Everything was fine, then when I would plug in a USB peripheral into a USB port, it shuts down. I tried it several times and now the laptop will not turn on at all. I have searched on google but there is not an issue like mine. Unlike others I do not even get lights or any hard drive noises. Is the motherboard fried?

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Dell :: M4400Just Upgraded From 4GB To 8GB RAM, Should It Take Much Longer To Boot?

May 11, 2010

Just upgraded the RAM in my new (to me) M4400 from 4GB to 8GB.

I notice it takes MUCH longer than it used to for the BIOS screen to finish before Windows can start to boot.

Once the BIOS screen is finished, everything is normal and Windows runs fine.

Is this normal?

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Dell :: Charger Can No Longer Charge System

Nov 12, 2009

i use a del xps m1530 n my chrager all of a sudden can no longer chrage my system need ideas on if its a soft or hard ware issue

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Dell :: Studio XPS 16 1645 I7 No Longer Available To Order?

Nov 5, 2009

The i7 1645 has been removed as a choice from Dell's website, as far as I can see.

Sure, you can type in "Studio XPS 16 i7" in Google and get taken to a page from Dell where you can configure, but you can't actually get an i7 1645 starting from a Dell site.

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Dell :: XPS M1730 ExpressCard Remote No Longer Available?

May 11, 2009

I got my m1730 in the mail a week ago or so, and its awesome of course. But all the reviews I saw of them state that it has a remote that fits nicely into the

expresscard slot. But no where on the dell site does it allow me to buy one, nor did it allow me to add one to my configuration when i purchased the laptop. Did Dell stop offering the expresscard remote?

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Dell :: Intel WIFI 5300 Is No Longer Available?

Dec 10, 2009

But, I heard from the Dell's call center that my selected Intel 5300 is no longer available, so they will change Dell 1520 wifi.

In addition, they said that a Dell 1520 is brand new, and it will be different from older Dell 1520.

Is it true?

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Dell Latitude E6410 :: No Longer Able To Use Touchpad

Jan 16, 2013

My Latitude E6410 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit machine crashed yesterday and when it came back up I was no longer able to use the touch-pad buttons below the touchpad, or the middle button above the touchpad.  The pointer stick, along with the right and left button above the touchpad are still working properly.

I have tried reinstalled the ALPS driver and the Dell touchpad software.When I open the touchpad software it shows the touchpad as being enabled but it does not show any configuration for the pointer stick or buttons above the touchpad. what driver or application I need to install to get my touchpad and buttons operational again?

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Dell Inspiron 1764 :: No Longer Boot At All

Mar 12, 2013

My Inspiron 1764 won't boot.  It worked fine up until this morning. This morning it stopped booting.  I removed and reinstalled the battery and reseated the RAM and hard drive.  Then it would boot but would constantly go into sleep mode.  Now it will no longer boot at all.When plugged in the battery light stays illuminated and will stay on even after the cord is unplugged. When I press the power button the power button may light for a few seconds and then go out.

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