Dell Vostro 3360 :: Can't Boot From SSD

Feb 9, 2013

I got a new Vostro 3360 with the i7, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB 5400 RPM HDD and a 32GB mSata SSD drive which was used to cache the HDD with the Intel Smart Response Technology. Unfortunately, the computer also came with Windows 8, which is useless for me, so I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it.

Now, I managed to overcome many issues so far; I got the Secure Boot turned off, unchained the HDD and the SSD, turned the raid flag off for both, and managed to repartition the SSD so that I could install the Ubuntu system on it. However, I can't see to be able to boot from the ssd no matter what I do. It shows in the BIOS as present, but I don't have it as a boot option. I tried installing the system and keeping the GRUB bootloader on the HDD, that didn't work either.

This is supposed to be my new work computer and trying to get the installation to work is eating up a lot of time...

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Dell Vostro 3360 :: Factory Restore With Win 8

Feb 6, 2013

I just bought a Vostro 3360 with Win 8.

I created a new partition using Win 8 Disk Management Tool (as shown here [URL] ..... ) 

When i turned it on again, i saw a message about a failure shutting down the OS. And now i can't start it because it can't fin Operating System. How can i restore it to factory settings? 

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Dell Vostro 3360 :: How To Get WiFi Under Ubuntu 12.10 (32.bit)

Feb 21, 2013

I just bought my new Dell Vostro 3360. That's was nice that everything works out of the box, but I deleted whole disk and installed newest ubuntu 12.10.

And there starts problems - 2 nights trying to get wifi but without results.

So there is possibility to get original image or how to get wifi under ubuntu 12.10 (32.bit) ?

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Dell Vostro 3360 :: Group Of 3 Quick Buttons Don't Work

Feb 7, 2013

I've found that these buttons don't work anymore.  Previously they worked properly but last week I've found that any of them does not work. 

When I press each of them there is no any action: no action, no dialog window, no backlighting, nothing. I don't know what is it.OS: Windows 7 x64 SP1 with the latest updates.Other info: during my using of this laptop I have not had any damage or falling.

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Dell Vostro 3360 :: How To Use Sensor Finger To Validate On Laptop

Dec 24, 2012

I have a Dell vostro 3360, I installed window 8 , I also installed driver for sensor finger but can't use it. What need I do to get it working....

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Dell Vostro 3360 :: Roll Back To Factory Settings

Mar 24, 2013

I get my new "Vostro 3360" and I needed to do "roll back" to factory settings but I had some problem:

- I tried to do a "recover / estore" but there was nothing in the list - I already installed the laptop also installed many programs (e.g: office, winscp, irfanview etc.)

- I tried to go through the "help center" on the laptop and same issue - nothing, all empty

- I even try to reinstall from the disk I got with the laptop BUT it didn't found my hard disks... so basically, my question is how can I install the laptop from the included windows 8 cd that I got?

I just want to reinstall my laptop like it was as I got it from the factory

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Dell Vostro 3360 :: Unable To Restore DataSafe Factory Image Using USB

Feb 19, 2013

I got a brand new VOSTRO 3660 with x3 USB 3.0, and since it has no CD/DVD my only option of creating Factory Recovery Image with DataSafe is thrught USB

which is USB 3.0.

I have done some digging before posting, and I understood that I had to enter to the bios and change USB debug Mode to Enable in order to make it work as USB 2.0  (Disable USB 3.0 functionality to install Windows 7 from a USB Flash Drive).

thing is that I tried that several thing to recover the windows 7, deleted the usb flash drive and made several copies and in the end of it I always get to a screen which tells me that "if you are trying to restore your pc from usb 3.0 ................change to a different usb port " .

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Dell Vostro 3360 :: Opensuse 12.3 Kernel 3.7 - Caps Led And Brightness Keys

Apr 8, 2013

I have strange quirks with caps led indicator and brightness keys: they work just after power on, in grub menu but they cease to work after operation system boots to graphical environment.

Caps lock itself is working fine: just indicator don't light up. Brightness control itself is working also: I can configure brightness if I map other buttons. Just function keys don't work. I've tested it on opensuse 12.3 kde and gnome running 3.7 kernel: both are affected. Opensuse 12.2 with previous kernel didn't have such quirks. What causes this quirks.

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Dell Vostro 3360 :: Windows Reinstall - Installer Can't Find Any Drives

Jan 6, 2015

I've got a Dell Vostro 3360 laptop, with a 500gb HDD + 32gb SSD (hybrid) and a pre-installed Windows 8.1. My problem is the following: I've tried to re-install the OS (windows 7 x64) but the installer can't find any drives. I've googled the problem and found this topic: [URL] .....

It says:

1. Ensure Sata mode is set to RAID in BIOS or in some systems Intel Smart Response Technology
2. Go to RAID BIOS(Use Ctrl+I) and disable accelerate option for SSD (Only if HDDs are not detected while OSRI)

My raid setting is ISRT, but I can't enter the raid bios, cause CTRL+ I does nothing. I also tried CTRL + R and G but neither worked. How to reinstall the OS?

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Dell Vostro 3360 :: No Longer Bootup - Beep Two Times And Nothing Appears On Screen

Dec 30, 2014

My dell Vsotro 3360 will no longer boot up.  It gives a 2 beep error on start up and nothering comes on the screen.

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Dell :: Vostro 3500 Won't Boot

Sep 5, 2014

My vostro 3500 that ive had for 3 years crashed a few times and now wont boot. When i turn the laptop on, the power sign comes on and then a few seconds after, the fan starts going non-stop. nothing comes up on the screen either.

Ive tried taking out the battery and putting it back in again, but that didnt work. 

The laptop had been getting a bit hot recently, so i opened it up and cleaned out the fan.

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Dell Vostro 1700 :: Powering On But Won't Boot

Feb 3, 2013

I have a 5 year old vostro 1700 and happy with it because it's been good to me ever since  , but yesterday, when i tried opening it, yes it's powering on but it won't boot, nothing on the screen, I've tried interchanging memory cards and hard drives and it won't open at all.i'm thinking if the motherboard is the main problem or the processor itself. but i'm not really sure about it.

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Dell Vostro 3500 :: How To Disable Secure Boot

Jan 23, 2013

I have a Vostro 3500 with Win 7 Premium and i try boot from external hd ( i install linux in this external hd- Seagate 320 Gb) and it can't run, i think the problem is secure boot.

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Dell Vostro 3460 :: Unable To Boot From MSATA SSD

Dec 9, 2012

My mSata SSD is M4 mSata 256GB.

In BIOS can`t use mSata to boot 

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Dell Vostro 1500 :: Won't Boot Sometimes - Getting Black Screen Without Any Beep

Feb 18, 2013

I have a Dell Vostro 1500 which sometimes ,doesn’t want to boot.

I was using Windows 7,I have changed it to XP ,and it’s happening the same thing.

If I want to restart it  , I’m getting a black screen(without any beep) , and when I'm turning it on ,I must press 20-60 times on power button  and maybe it will work.

In the same time ,I can keep it on,3 4 days ,without any problem.

I discovered that, when I want to turn it on (forced),if I press hard in the middle of the keyboard ,around keys "y /u/i/k/j/h" ,I hear a small sound, and after this its booting.

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Dell Vostro 1400 :: Doesn't Boot - No Lights And Display

Nov 16, 2014

Basically I have tried these:

Discharge laptop: No result

Use different wall outlet charger: No result

Swap RAM: No result

Use PSA: No lights and display

Use battery status: No lights even not plugged in!

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Dell Vostro 3450 :: Cannot Boot Ubuntu From USB - Operating System Not Found

Dec 17, 2014

I'm trying ubuntu from USB (also tried linux Mint) but I can't boot from the USB, I always get "operating system not found" error.

I tried booting with F12 and choosing USB, tried to change boot order in bios and set USB 1st but nothing works. What else can I do ? The usb is bootable so the problem is with the laptop/bios.

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Dell Vostro 1320 :: Won't Boot - Num Lock Key Flashes On And Off Rapidly And Repeatedly

Jan 27, 2012

Dell Vostro 1320 won't boot:

Switch on. Fan starts. Fan stops. Num lock key flashes on and off rapidly and repeatedly.Nothing else.

Have: Cleaned keyboard. Removed/reinstalled RAMRemoved/reinstalled HD

What next?

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Dell Vostro 3750 :: Doesn't Boot Linux When Any Device Is Connected To USB 3.0 Port

Aug 15, 2012

I'm experiencing very strange problem with my Dell Vostro 3750. This machine is equipped with USB 2.0 capable USB ports and USB 3.0 capable ports. During the power-up any USB devices (or even multiple devices via hub) can be connected to the USB 2.0 capable port. However if even a single device is connected to one of the USB 3.0 capable ports, the system doesn't start.

I've reported the problem on the Linux kernel related lists: 59561

But the only answer was, that I should report it to Dell suggesting fixing of BIOS. Maybe this is a BIOS related problem, but Windows 7 starts on the same hardware configuration without problems.

As I'm mainly using Linux for my work, two USB ports are practically useless for me, I have to connect all my USB stuff via hubs to USB 2.0 ports.

My current BIOS (after last BIOS upgrade) is:
DMI: Dell Inc. Dell System Vostro 3750/0VP036, BIOS A12 02/22/2012

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Dell Vostro 3700 :: Changing Boot Sequence - Setup Without Admin Password

Apr 23, 2013

I bought a used vostro 3700. I need to change the boot sequence, but it will not let me into the setup without an admin password. What that password is. Previous owner is unknown. What can I do?

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Dell Vostro 3460 :: Not Boot Only Loads The Dell Logo And Then Shows A Black Page

Feb 9, 2013

my laptop vostro 3460 won't boot any more. When I turn it on it loads the Dell logo (I suppose it passes the POST) but then it just shows a black page. It could be anything, but I guess that it may have something to do with Windows 8 and the UEFI system. I also would be quite happy to install linux mint and get rid of Windows, but I don't know how to change the boot priority order.

So my questions are:

1 is it a hardware issue ? if not, can I solve my problem easily ?

2 how can I change the boot priority order, to install mint ?

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Dell :: Vostro 1500 Dekstop Icons Disappeared Stops At Vostro

Feb 27, 2009

I bought a Vostro 1500. It has been fine and I got XP instead of Vista. 2GB of RAM.

It boots up fine with quick Dell screen, black XP start up screen with thermometer line at bottom, then light blue XP screen then Vostro.

Before the destop icons show up next after Vostro and I am all set. Now it stops at Vostro.

I can get to programs using task manager file open and browse. Not very convenient.

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Dell :: Inspiron 13, XPS M1330, Studio XPS 13, Vostro 1320 Or Vostro 1310

Apr 5, 2009

im not sure if i want a graphic card in it, as it would just eat battery life and i would get nothing much out of it, since i have no plans in gaming with it.

i will be, however massively watching movies, and streaming movies (99.9% of the web, not dvd player) would that need a dedicated graphic card?

i would also like to know which are the best in terms of :

price, screen quality, build quality, weight, which ones have the same keyboard,current known issues, and are they any rumors or known news of any updates of any of these models in the next 6 months worth waiting for?

ive also bought a m1330 a few months back, but since i had some issues with school, i had to return it and delay my purchase to this year.

the laptop was getting extremely hot, like not even possible to put on my lap kind-of hot. is that issue fixed?

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Jan 29, 2015

I'm trying to boot from legacy boot from my new dell 7000 series. however when i change from uefi to legacy i have no boot option. the whole boot list is empty.

i have called dell and the support desk told me dell has no support for legacy :S that means no windows 7 on my dell or any other os that uses non uefi...... i think the bios is corrupt is the whole list is simply missing.

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Dell :: Vostro V13 Vs Vostro 3300

Mar 9, 2010

I know the Vostro 3300 just came out.

For those who own the V13. Do you miss having HDMI? How's the build quality on the V13? And with the Vostro 3300 out now, the Vostro 3300 would be a better buy, no?

Any differences that I should take note of?

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Dell Inspiron 17r SE :: Where Is Boot From USB Option In UEFI Boot Device List

Feb 11, 2013

Where is Boot from USB option in UEFI boot device list in Inspiron 17r SE?

Mine only shows Network in UEFI boot list?

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Oct 31, 2014

Everyone:  Absolutely cannot boot from CD-DVD even if I turn OFF Secure Boot and UEFI and my machine lists my CD-DVD as a boot option.  When I then try to boot from the CD-DVD, I get an error message.  (Optiplex 7010 Mini-Tower with Win 8 Pro 64-bit, an Intel i5 3470 processor, 8 GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive.  It has BIOS version A16 right now.)

I started a thread on this issue in Desktop Hardware Forum - [URL]...

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Dell Inspiron N4030 :: No Boot Filename Received - Loaded BIOS Defaults As Instructed And Saw 2nd Boot Priority HD

Feb 27, 2013

I ran the diagnostics test as instructed prev and all passed. I then loaded BIOS defaults as instructed and saw "2nd boot priority hard drive"  What does this mean and can I fix?

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Acer :: (6935G) Boot Problem After Restart (cant Access Bios / Boot From Disk Etc)

Jan 9, 2010

I got this laptop a few days ago, I currently have 7 and XP installed on it and kind of have vista...(read further down).

My 7 seemed to break today after playing around with a program called powerstrip trying to get my external monitor to show the right resolution (I've realised now the cable vga was broke, but meh) but this is not the full problem, after windows 7 failed to boot I tried to boot xp after turning it off during the windows 7 splash screen and now im stuck with a dash when I turn the laptop on (I dont know if its actully related to something I've done or not).

If I turn the laptop on a flashing dash comes on in the top right, it then stops flashing and turns into a none flashing dash further up the screen and just locks here and I cant do anything at all other than trying to restart it. When I had this problem previously (at least I think this problem) on my desktop it usualy turned out to be something usb related but I have everything unplugged (all though the bluetooth adapter light is on when it is doing this) so I realy dont know what to do...............

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Lenovo P500 P/Y/Z Series :: Default Boot Device Missing Or Boot Failed

May 25, 2014

My Ideapoad P500 is approximately 16 months old (so the warranty period is out, obviously!) A couple of nights after a reboot I got the message "Repairing Hard Disk errors. This could take an hour or longer."... or something very similar. The laptop hung up at that message for more than 18 hours.
I did a hard reboot and now get the message "Checking media" followed by the error "Boot failed." This leads to the message, "Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed."No I don't have any recovery media.Yes I have pretty recent backups so that is not a problem.I've got an enclosure that I can use to hook my laptop hard drive up to so I can see if the drive is even readable.
Now here is the 64 thousand dollar question... how do I get the hard drive out of the laptop? I have taken the five screws out of the back. At that point, I think the DVD drive should slide out, but it does to get the hard drive out?

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