Dell :: Slow Keyboard, Dell Inspiron 1545 With Vista

Jul 8, 2009

Dell Inspiron 1545 with Vista

Slow keyboard response, letters don't keep up with my typing.

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: How To Set Keyboard

Jan 18, 2015

I got an old laptop (dell inspiron 1545). I bought it charger and installed Windows 7.  then I discovered that he had a strange problem. As if the keyboard is not calibrated. I press a button and he thinks it's another key ... I thought it might be a hardware problem but when I plugged in a USB keyboard had the same problem and even when I uploaded the "virtual keyboard " on screen the problem continued ... I went to the site of DELL and the diagnosis tool indicated the computer is fine (their detection software glitch found in DVD-ROM but it really has nothing to do with it) I still tried to delete the drivers of the keyboard from the computer and reinstall but the problem remains you might know calibration software keyboard?

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Dell :: Backlit Keyboard In Inspiron 1545

Feb 28, 2010

My employer had purchased me an Inspiron 1545 last month. I unfortunately had no choice in the model or options and I was hoping for a model with a backlit keyboard but did not receive one.

Now my question, is it possible to put the backlit keyboard from a studio in my inspiron?

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: 98% Of Keyboard Stopped Working

Feb 9, 2013

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and the 98% ofthe keyboard has stopped working. I turned it on and tried to log on but nothing. I tried restarting it, taking out the battery and even cleaning the keyboard still nothing.

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Disabling Touchpad Running Vista?

Feb 15, 2013

I need disabling my touch pad. I have tried everything but the right way!  Maybe it is not possible with this hunk of junk, but I can no longer tolerate it.  Inspiron 1545 running Vista? Because every answer I have gotten so far, is from people who have something else and trying to apply the directions that they use.  It doesn't work mine. 

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Eject Button (keyboard) Is Not Working?

Aug 6, 2010

I bought a Dell inspiron 1545 just about an year ago.It was working smoothly till now.A few days back I installed windows 7 and the eject button on the keyboard started having problems.At times it wont work , a reboot might solve it , but  the problem keeps on show up again..The eject button on the tray is working perfectly !

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Keyboard Not Typing Properly - Just Misses Letters

Sep 17, 2009

I have only had this latop 3 months and it is missing keys when I type.  It isnt  that the laptop is slow and needs to catch up, it just misses letters and I have to keep going back over the text and filling in.  It gets very frustrating putting passwords in and letters and numbers miss. 

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Running Vista - Network Adapter Showing Up As Not Installed

Dec 4, 2014

I lost wi-fi internet on my Inspiron 1545, running Vista (6 or so years old). The network adapter was showing up as not installed or not working. I tried returning to earlier restore point. No good. System restore no good. Finally I reinstalled the Vista OS from disk that came with the laptop. But still no network adapter showing in Device Manager. When I insert Resource CD, the WLAN mini-cards are showing up as installed on the system, but no sign of them listed in Device Manager.

So my question is: how do I install the network adapter, or get the system to recognize it if it's there? There is nothing on the resource CD called "network adapter" to install, and I don't see anything like that to download here on the Dell site. Any thoughts?

Oh, I ran the system diagnostics on the Resource CD. In addition to the battery needing replacing (which I already knew) I got the following:

Error code 4400:011A

Msg: SCSI-0-000_DISK_GENERIC_MULTI-CARD-Target not ready

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: How To Boot From Recovery Partition On Cloned Drive With Vista

Dec 8, 2014

My uncle has a Dell Inspiron 1545 with 3Gb RAM, 160 Gb HD and Windows Vista Home Premium. On boot up there is an error message stating that a back up should be performed immediately as the hard drive has a serious problem.

The good news is that I managed to make a clone of the 160 Gb HD to a 1000 Gb HD (Western Digital Blue) using Paragon software before the original drive failed. The bad news is that the cloning process stopped at 42%, but this 42% included the recovery partition and another part of the HD called Dell Utility.

I installed the cloned WD drive and pressed F8 on boot up, but the advanced boot menu did not appear. Instead I get the error message 'no bootable devices'.

I ran the diagnostics program using F5. All the tests were completed and 'passed'. The BIOS recognizes the new drive as 1000 Gb.

Question: how do I boot the laptop? My uncle does not have any recovery media.

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Dell Inspiron 1764 :: Keyboard Slow To Respond And Typing Lag?

Mar 8, 2013

Dell Inspiron 1764 Laptop keyboard  is slow to respond and has typing lag ?

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Dell :: Puzzling Symptoms Of Slow Down On Friend's 1545

Mar 7, 2009

my friend has been describing these odd symptoms on his brand new inspiron 15, he seems convinced its vista being a crappy OS, but i dont think so.

he has the pdc T4200, 2gb ram

The following is what i copied from our conversation:

Chris says:
it feels like the CPU usage is at 100%
but the cpu usage is not at 100%
its like something somewhere has its grip on your computers resources and refuses to let any other app use it
it was like tat once
it kept stalling firefox
only went away after I restarted the com
but it wasnt only firefox tat was affected
when extracting my video files I noticed them moving much slower
and my 720p res videos stuttered
but my memory was healthy and cpu usage was healthy

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Dell :: 1520 Keyboard Into 1545?

Oct 15, 2009

I have an extra black keyboard for my 1520. Other than some keycaps being different, I dont see a difference in the keyboard itself. I'm assuming its the same keyboard ..

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Dell :: 1545 Windows Vista Disc?

May 21, 2010

Im in quite the pickle..if anyone would be awesome enough to do this.. I'd be hella grateful lol.

Okay.

So, I purchased a used Dell 1545 off of eBay that had everything with it except the Operating System. I figured - no problem.

I've ordered recovery disks with absolutely NO problem for other manufacturers. What a mistake that was.

I got in contact with Dell. They insisted that they need to know the original owners name in order for everything to be transferred so I can get the disks. Only one problem - I can't .....

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Dell :: Vista Slow With New M1330 Motherboard Replacement

Sep 24, 2008

So My M1330 was part of the defective batches of Nvidia Video card. A dell tech guy came and replace the motherboard and also a defective battery. I assume that the hard drive would work the same and I assumed I didn't need to format. My current hard drive was just taking forever to boot up, and was just so slow. I figure i needed to reformat.

I used a new 320GB hard drive i was planning to replace the current drive with. Now that its fully formatted. It's still unbelievable slow. I though the speed step might not be working current but i used wcpuid to test the current speed and it was at full speed. Though the system doesn't seem hot at all. I just cant figure out why its so slow. bios is currently at A12 which is the lastest

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Acer :: 6935G - Slow Keyboard

Jan 28, 2009

I have an annoying problem with my keyboard. If I try to type normally fast some letters wont make it to the screen. Its very annoying in the long run. Sometimes it makes me wanna smash it in pieces.

If I punch the keys accurate one by one its no problem, but its a little slow. Can I fix this with software?

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Acer :: Laptop Running Vista Slow

Jun 6, 2009

I've been trying to get Vista Ultimate to run on my laptop for a while now, and every time I install using a clean installation, it runs painfully slow. If i have more than one window open its not even worth using. So I always run back to XP and I'll be honest in saying that I'm quite bored with it.

how to make it run better with Aero?

My Laptop's Specs Are
Brand: Acer Extensa 4220
CPU: Intel Celeron CPU 560 - 2.13GHz
RAM: 1GB DDR2
Graphics: Moblie Intel GMA X3100

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HP/Compaq :: Does Your Elitebook 8530w Boot Up Slow W/ Vista

Sep 28, 2009

my elitebook 8530w seems to boot up slow w/ 64 bit vista. i did a clean install and installed the drivers. Ex. it will say "please wait" for 20 seconds before going to the "welcome" screen. after "welcome" comes up..it does boot to the desktop very fast and is ready to go though. what is causing vista to hang like this at the welcome screen?

My specs
8GB(4gb x 2) ddr2-667mhz memory
qx9300 quad core processor- this thing is a beast!
vista x64

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Dell :: Inspiron 1545

Apr 14, 2009

I've included my build below, but I'd like to know what else I should do in order to get the most out of my purchase. Any help would be appreciated whether it be key drivers to download or cool widgets to get for my desktop!

Inspiron 1545, Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.4GHz, 1066Mhz, 3ML2 Cache
3GB, DDR2, 800MHz 2 Dimm
256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Home Basic Edition, English
9-cell Primary Battery

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Dell :: Upgrading Inspiron 1545

Mar 23, 2009

I ordered two basic Inspiron 1545's on March 16th. $479 each on the one day special.

Dell says it will arive on April 6th. Does Dell usually take this long to deliver?

Both have Dual Core Pentiums. Can they be upgraded to Core 2 Duo later? Are the CPU's soldered on the main board?

Ram is limited to four gigabytes, even though the laptop uses a 64-bit CPU. Is this something that might be fixed in a future BIOS upgrade?

Is there any way to upgrade the onboard graphics? I found an ExpressCard chasis that has PCI express slots, but it costs over $700. I could build a PC for less than that. Do I have any other options?

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Dell :: Cheapified New Inspiron 1545

Dec 22, 2008

I just looked at the pictures and specs of the new Inspiron 1525 replacement, 1545, and I couldn't believe what I have read. No HDMI port, no firewire port, only 3 USB ports, no modem, no eSATA. Also, it is 15.6" 16:9 screen, which is fine, if they offer higher than 1366x768. It is more like the 13" Inspiron than the old 1525 to me. I think Dell is going to re-align Inspiron as a cheap line like the HP Presario line. Dell Studio will compete with HP Pavilion.

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Dell :: Do All Inspiron 15 (1545) Have LED Screens?

Apr 20, 2009

My question is if the early 1545's came with LED's or CCFL's? I see all the 1545's now come with only LED screens.

I ask because on the 'Dell Outlet' it doesn't state if it's a LED screen or not. It just says: "15.6 WXGA Laptop Screen Display with TrueLife"

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Dell :: Inspiron 1545 Vs XPS M1530 ?

Apr 20, 2009

I am looking to buy a new 15" laptop. A top of the range inspiron 1545 costs 629 and the top XPS M1530 costs 849.

However, looking at the spec - the Inspiron seems to have:

> A better processor (Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40Ghz, 3MB, 1066MHz) vs Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 3 MB L2 cache))

> Faster memory (4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x2048] Vs 4096MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x2048])

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Fan Won't Stop

Jan 25, 2015

My fan on the inspiron 1545 will not stop running. The laptop is quite hot. The battery from Dell died and replaced with a third party battery and adapter which have not been working well either. Battery will not charge so it is currently attached to power source at all times with the battery in the laptop.

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Connecting To TV

Mar 23, 2013

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and am wanting to connect to tv. Does Dell offer a cable with usb on one end and hdmi on other?

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Not Power On

Jan 17, 2015

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 that will not power on.  After ordering a new power cord and battery, still nothing.I went on line and found videos on how to disassemble the laptop to check the power port. I found that mine was broken.I ordered a new one and following the instructions I replaced it. Still nothing when I press the power button. No lights on the computer at all.  

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Dell :: Inspiron 1545 With Bright Screen

Apr 3, 2009

I've noticed that the screen doesn't seem to be evenly lit. For example when I set the desktop background to black, it looks pretty black at the top of the screen, but as I look further down towards the bottom it turns almost medium gray/blue-ish.

I've tried all brightness, contrast and gamma settings with no luck.

Has anyone else seen this problem, and is it a reason for sending back the laptop? Or is this something "you get" for buying a lower-end laptop like the 1545?

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Dell :: Spare Parts For Inspiron 1545?

Aug 11, 2009

I was interested in getting another hard drive caddy for a 1545 but looking on Dell's website by model # they do not even list the 1545 per se.

They have a choice for "15" which I assume will include anything across the board for the 15 "family" models so I looked in there but no parts like this.

I tried ebay and googling around, found several places that sell spare Dell parts, even called & spoke to one but it seems to me that (a) Dell doesn't sell a part like this separately, and (b) places that do sell these kinds of parts are salvaging them from old/dead PCs and since the 1545 is a fairly new model spare parts haven't really surfaced for it yet.

Am curious if folks here know of any decent places to find this kind of thing though, since I certainly could be overlooking something!

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Dell :: Inspiron 1545 Disk Tray

Jul 13, 2009

none of my game discs or dvds or cds fit inside my laptops tray... the ball inside is too big to fit inside the hole on the dvd

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Dell :: Inspiron 1545 Vs.Vostro A860

Oct 13, 2009

Dell Inspiron 1545 and a Vostro A860?

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Dell :: Inspiron 1545 Text Formatting ...

Apr 22, 2009

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 1545. When I type, it will open windows (such as a find menu, replace menu, or even a new document) or reformat my text (hanging indents, etc.) out of the blue.

It acts as if the control key is being pressed, but I am very careful not to hit it. At first we thought it was a sticky key, but replacing the keyboard did not fix the problem.

We reinstalled all the drivers, ran diagnostics, etc., but none of it did any good. Dell support said they had never heard of this problem. Nothing they suggested helped. Finally we had them send us a replacement.

The second computer arrived yesteday and it does the exact same thing. When I am typing in Microsoft Word, Excel or even Notepad, it erases text (sometimes the entire document), opens random windows, etc.

What is going on? I can't believe that three keyboards in a row would be faulty, but the problem does not happen when I use a wireless keyboard. It has been less than a month since we ordered the computer originally. Is there anything that can be done or should I just return it and look elsewhere?

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