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Q: dell precision wont boot

Hello everyone,
I have an Dell precision 960 which won't boot, during boot it beeps short twice, and the post lights 1,2,3 are lit, in the manual it says that you have to look on the screen for further problems, but the pc doesn't give video out.
the pc has 16g ram allocated on 1st 4 slots and has a low-end graphics card installed, no DVD, HDD connected to eliminate them.
thanks in advance:

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A: dell precision wont boot

I don't see a Precision 960 listed -- is this an Optiplex 960? Or is it a Precision 690?
If it's a Precision 690, the very first thing to look for is the presence of bad or leaking capacitors on the mainboard - particularly near the memory socket and CPU socket. If any are bulging or leaking a brownish substance, the mainboard will need to be replaced. These systems were very well known for capacitor failures.
There's a set of four diagnostic LEDs on the system -- what pattern of off/green/amber shows on those?

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Hello im new in this forum, and was wondering if anybody can help with my problem,
this morning i took my computer apart to clean it, (which i have done several times)
and the computer wont boot, i dont have any diagnostic lights on, the power button is solid amber color.
i tried disconnecting every piece of hardware to try to see if its a hardware issue and even with everything unplugged same thing, solid amber light with no diagnostic light and no beeps (i think there is no internal speaker) i have repeatedly check all connectors.
**I am somewhat techsavy

Thank you for your time!

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So earlier today I was playing a game on my Dell precision T5510 and all of a sudden it powers down and wont boot back up...every single time i turn it on it shows led # 3 and 4 blinks number 4 twice then turns on led 1 and never continues..I have a Geforce GTX970 in the PCI connector and it has both processor sockets full and has 8GB RAM per core...and from the error sheet provided for the computer it states that it has something to do with the memory. Please tell me if im doing something wrong because tech support has been one massive circle.

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I have 2 M4500, and I have a same problem, when I will open the device, I had seen this message:
No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine.
How can I solved it??
Please answer me, I'm really need it.

A:Dell Precision M4500 - Wont boot

Hi mahmoud issa,Thanks for posting.Apologies that your system isn't working as expected.  Without knowing more details about your system, we can only guess at a solution.  Here is some information that may be helpful:  http://dell.to/2mORDuu

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I have had several Dell Laptops (D630, D830, E6410, E6510, Precision M4500), and with the D630 and E6410 Dell was VERY helpful after the warranty expired (in one case by 5 months).. even replaced a system board or 2 since tons of people were reporting issues similar to mine on the D and E series.

on my Precision M4500, I called Dell 1 day (24 hours) after the warranty expired.

Issue: The system would REFUSE to boot past the dell BIOS splash screen.
It would finally boot after 10 or so power cycle attempts.

Dell refused to "help" me but did give me some advice
now ... 1 month after the warranty expired - the issue is back

System Info:
Dell M4500
16GB DDR3 RAM (Dell Certified) - issue remains when I use the 8gb in my e6410
bluray drive (I also tried to boot using the dvd drive in my e6410, issue remains)
intel 6250 wifi/wimax card
gobi 2000 card
i7 cpu
NVidia FX 880 gpu
bios level a15
os: dual boot via GRUB - Ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7 ultimate (both 64 bit)

when it does finally boot, I get a message about intel management engine booting the factory image or something to that effect

it will NEVER boot past the bios splash screen on battery only (even with a new battery)
once booted, I can unplug and get about 2 1/2 hours of usage from the pc

I can access the bios settings with no issues - even on the "no-boot" power ups

once it does boot, there are no other issues

after reading on the internet I found this to be a COMMON problem
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A:Dell Precision M4500 - Wont boot past BIOS splash screen

I now have 2 M4500 that do the same thing. With Intel SpeedStep enabled, it refuses to boot. Both have SSD drives, 16GB DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA FX880 GPU. one has a i7-940 and the other a i7-920. I hope DELL steps up and fixes this issue in A16 BIOS update.

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I tried to install the newly released Dell Precision Optimizer v3.5.5 (A00) August 18, 2016 on my Precision 5510, running Windows 7 64bit.
During the installation, an error panel pops up with this text:

> SetupNew\setup.cpp (140)PAPP:PVENDOR:PGUID:[email protected] Vista Service Pack 1 (7601)IE Version: 9.11.9600.18426
The installation then fails and the installer log shows the following:
[08/25/16 13:16:06]    Open file: C:\ProgramData\Dell\UpdatePackage\Log\Application_KKJH9_WN32_3.5.5_A00_2016-08-25.txt[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Command: attended[08/25/16 13:19:12]    DUP Capabilities Value: 2097151 (0x1FFFFF)[08/25/16 13:19:12]    DUP Vendor Software Version: 3.5.5[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System OS Version:[08/25/16 13:19:12]    OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System OS Language: DE[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Language Compatible with this Package? Unknown[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Parameter: logfile[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Parameter: logfile changed to: C:\ProgramData\Dell\UpdatePackage\Log\Application_KKJH9_WN32_3.5.5_A00_2016-08-25.txt[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Extraction-miniunz path: C:\PROGRA~3\dell\drivers\APPLIC~1.5_A\miniunz.exe[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Extra... Read more

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My precision 690 witch I am resurrecting to act as a server/nas . It powers on but does not connect to the screen the power switch appears not to work, I tried to reset the bios switch and changed the battery. To no avail. Just plugging in the power starts the machine and the fans seem to run at high speed, is the m/board
broken or is there a way to sort it, I also tried different VGA cards none worked. Looking for help. Thanks in advance. Stephen

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Hi Guys,
I have acquired a Dell Precision 590 workstation which has a boot issue that I cannot seem to solve.  The machine goes through it's POST and boot procedures and I receive messages stating that it cannot find SATA 0 or SATA1 it then gives me the option to press F1 to continue or run setup.  After I press F1 the machine continues to boot into Windows normally.  I cannot seem to get the machine to boot straight into Windows without pressing F!.  I'm not sure how to correct this issue and would appreciate any assistance you can provide.  I realize that this machine is a bit old but I would like to get it up and running correctly so that I can reinstall Windows and drivers.  Despite it's age this machine still has considerable processing power.and I would like to get it working if possible.  Thanks for the assist.

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I have a Dell Precision Workstation 390. When I boot system, first the fan is loud, then it quiets down, then the startup screen appears with the dell logo and the usual F2, F12 options and then the fan revs up and that's it. Power button is green. System is rarely used, purely a backup system in case my main system, its clone, ever fails so no dust. Every so often I start it up to make sure it is working and to update Windows, Norton etc.
How do I proceed from here?

A:No Boot, loud fan, Dell Precision 390

Any beeps from the tower? If you press F12 at boot, can you to get a menu with options to run the diagnostics?
What color are the diagnostic LEDs on the front panel?  If they don't all go off, look up error code in the manual:
downloads.dell.com/.../precision-390_setup guide_en-us.pdf
When was last time you replaced the motherboard battery?

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Older desktop running XP Pro. Had some problem booting yesterday; and today am unable to boot up at all.
Problem area seems to be the CD drawer.

Fairly sure that boot sequence is CD then C and then perhaps A (diskette drive).
Yesterday, it took several tries to boot the desktop, and I noticed that the green light on the CD drawer often kept flashing even after I had been successful. I ended up using a paper clip to open the drawer and left it open for the remainder of the day.

Today unable to boot successfully.
At one point screen showed some brief text, I believe whatever is typical at starting up sequence, but this immediately went dark. It seemed like the CD drive and drawer were trying to be accessed.

After several abortive attempts, I did a text message with something like
I believe Checksum error or Sum error but very far from being completely sure on what error code.
Previous attempts at starting computer have failed, please contact Dell for support.
While yesterday I had been successful at some point in getting CD tray to stay in the open position, and not keep closing - today I have been unable to do so.

At some point I should replace this old machine. If I can get it up and running again, I expect that I should take the CD drive out of the boot sequence (or put it after C drive).

I do not have any bootable CD at the office, and not sure if I have one at home either (this is computer I used to use at home and now have in office).

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A:Unable to boot desktop (Dell Precision 450)

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I have a new Dell Precision T5600 workstation with A11 bios. I want to use network boot. F3 does not work. Going into the bios system setup (with F12) and changing the boot sequence to put the onboard NIC first did not work. Any clues?

A:Dell Precision T5600 network boot

Never mind, I stumbled across the bios setting. The Onboard NIC has to have PXE enabled before it will show up as a boot target.

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Hi Guys,
I have a Dell Precision 690 Workstation.  I want to reinstall Windows 7 but the CD ROM does not appear in the Boot Menu.  The drive is visible from within Windows, so I'm at a lose as to why it's not listed as a boot device.  Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

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We have quite a few Precision 3510 devices running Windows 10 (1607)
Some of them are locking up on the users
Some of them are hanging when it tries to load windows
I have read articles that there is a windows update causing this but I have been unable to validate.

Anyone with any experience please respond.

Thank You,

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I am trying to get my computer to boot up using only one hard drive. Currently it will only boot up
if all 3 drives are connected. I am sending a screenshot of the disk management screen so
someone with know how can diagnose why all 3 are interconnected and need each other.
I bought a stand alone drive copier to copy my hard drive to a larger drive. I would like to make the copy of the "C" drive on the 250 gb. drive shown but I think if I change something on that drive the comp. will not boot at all.
I hope that i conveyed this so that people can understand because it is somewhat confusing. My computer skill level is decent but i need assistance on this.
I would add a second drive once I clear this up.



A:dell precision 380/ win 7 / 3 hard drives all needed to boot

Because you have all three drives with a partition marked Active. Windows thinks all three are needed for boot when they're marked active. You need to mark the other two partitions on other two drives as "Inactive". Leave drive C "boot" partition as active.

Partition - Mark as Inactive

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So I got the TB16 to use with my Windows 10 Precision 7510. I've had issues with the USB devices dropping out randomly but I seem to have got that under control (for now). I'm having another issue of sorts. Updated the BIOS then went into the BIOS changed restart/shutdown to "thorough" and checked "thunderbolt adapter boot support" and "thunderbolt adapter pre boot modules" as I wanted to boot from a USB DVD drive that was connected to the TB16. But when I tried to boot the laptop got stuck on the Dell logo and wouldn't go into POST. I tried diagnostic boot and got the same result. Couldn't get far enough to press F2 or F12. When I disconnected the TB16 and powered on the laptop it booted up fine. I could then connect the TB16 and it would work fine. But if I tried to restart with the TB16 connected I had the same issue. I eventually unchecked "thunderbolt adapter boot support" and "thunderbolt adapter pre boot modules" just so I could restart without having to disconnect the TB16 (I don't know which of the two options is causing the booting issue though). I can get by without booting from the TB16 but I got it partly for that reason so would to get it working if I can. Any ideas?

A:Dell Precision 7510 TB16 Boot Issues

So I got the TB16 to use with my Windows 10 Precision 7510. I've had issues with the USB devices dropping out randomly but I seem to have got that under control (for now).
It might be if the devices are intermittent, they would exhibit problems during a Pre Boot Scan.
I wanted to boot from a USB DVD drive that was connected to the TB16. But when I tried to boot the laptop got stuck on the Dell logo and wouldn't go into POST.
You are wanting to boot a UEFI capable DVD, such as the Win 10 Install media, connected to the TB16?  If that is the case, I can test to see if I can do it.  I am wondering if the Thunderbolt is connected to the PCIe bus if any device there will be checked for boot compatibility.  
I suppose you can boot from that USB DVD when connected directly to your system?

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I just got a new Precision 7510 and can't figure out how to get it to enable numlock automatically on boot.
I checked the BIOS and that is enabled already.  
I would like this as I am running WIndows 10 and it is setup to login with a numeric PIN.
Does anyone know how to do this?

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Hi everyoneI bought last week DELL T-5810 workstation. It has Xeon E5-1620v3 (3.50GHz) , 16GB RAM (DDR4 – 2133MHz), 1TB / 7200rpm and I added an TRANSCEND SSD 220S TS480GSSD220S, 480GB, SATA III, 2.5' on it.
I have clean install of windows 10 on it.
My problem is: Whenever I press power button to start the computer, it take 27 seconds (measured with stopwatch) to display the DELL logo and 1 minute to get until the windows lock screen.I tried to change different settings in the bios (i have the latest bios version A16), without any luck. I run diagnostic tests from bios and on dell website , but all tests are passed, and no matter what I did, the DELL logo is always shown after 27 seconds.Also, I found this post which is for laptop machines, but the issue that people are describing here, are prety much the same with mine. Ho help from ther either.When computer starts, it is very, very fast, and I have no complains there. But it is not acceptable for +$2000 computer to boot in 60 seconds. At hime, I have 2 other DELL work stations at home (2 and 3 year olds), which boot in less than 15 seconds.Can anyone help me to resolve this issue?

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I want to install a new SSD Samsung V-nand 850 EVO in a Dell Precision M6500.
I clooned the hard drive. The bios is AHCI.
When i boot the SSD from the Dell Precision M6500 i got the message "inaccessible boot device"
When i boot the same SSD from other Dell (par exemple Inspriron R17) the disk is booting with no problems
The prosed repair didn't worked, the SSD is recognized in the BIOS and DOS-prompt accessible (letters X en E).
So i think it should be a BIOS problem or a driver issue.

Any idee how to solve the problem ?

A:Dell precision M6500 and new SSD Samsung V-nand 850 EVO - INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE

Was the drive cloned in AHCI mode?  Once the cloning was done, did you remove the original hard drive and install ONLY the cloned drive for the first bootup?

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I've got a Dell Precision 7710 with the Dell Precision Optimizer. It works great for when I'm using AutoCAD Civil 3D in setting up the laptop for optimization by turning off 2 cores and increasing the clock speed of the processor. 
Unfortunately I also do programming with Virtual Machines. When I'm in this mode I want all 4 cores to share the load instead of 2 cores. 
Is there a workflow available to go from one profile to no profile? Do I have to do a restart to switch between profiles? So if I'm doing CAD work and then switch over to programming do I have to turn off the AutoCAD profile to no profile and the restart the computer? I tried turning off the profiles and nothing changes for the cores. 
Is there a way to create my own profile? Or should I pick one like 3ds Max that would utilize more cores?  Or should I not use it since it won't meet my needs? 

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I am having a problem with a precision M6700 with a Nvidia K4000m. I installed Windows 10 Pro in the UEFI mode and Legacy ROM enabled. Later, i enabled secure boot from the BIOS and now there is no display. Tried resetting by removing power and removing CMOS battery. No change.
Need immidiate assistance.

A:Dell Precision M6700 Nvidia k4000m no display at all after enabling Secure boot

Sounds like a tough one. Your support site has articles & threads about it.
Precision M6700 Support site

Computer Does Not Turn On Or Go Into Windows
=== Quote ====
No Video
If the power indications are normal but there is never any video seen on the computer's display during the startup process, this probably indicates a No Video issue.
If you have a desktop computer and the monitor has its own power supply, make sure the monitor has a power indicator showing that it is turned on.
To troubleshoot a No Video issue, click on the links below:


For a notebook, press and hold the Fn key and then press the power button. This starts the pre-boot testing and will launch ePSA. ePSA will test video with a series of patterns. If they look fine but you want to test more, you can respond to the video test with "N" and ePSA will then launch the LCD BIST test. If you have a no video issue, you can either run the Fn+Power to enter ePSA or D+Power to run the LCD BIST.
=== EOQ =====

Resolve No Power, No POST, No Boot or No Video issues with your Dell Computer

Laptop M6700 Screen goes blank
Cure: Update the BIOS. Also suggests plugging in an external monitor.

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I'm facing the following issue with a Dell Precision 5510 laptop with latest bios 1.2.14 A13. It appeared suddenly, I just rebooted a working system.
The laptop does not boot anymore and the Dell logo is not shown, however, the diagnostic battery led blinks 2 times white and 2 times amber.
According to the error table that I found here http://www.dell.com/support/article/uk/en/ukdhs1/SLN295101/EN#2016_to_Present that means
System Board : BIOS, ROM Failure
and the suggested next steps are:

Flash BIOS to latest revision
If problem persists contact Tech Support for further troubleshooting
Did anyone had a similar experience?
How can I re-flash the BIOS from a non-booting machine?
I found some tricks for the Dell XPS 9350 (extracting HDR and ROM files from bios executable and plugging a USB drive) but they do not seem to apply to this laptop.
I found http://www.dell.com/support/article/uk/en/ukdhs1/SLN300716/en but I'm still unable to recover the computer. I keep getting the 3:3 blinking pattern, even after I put the latest BIOS (renamed to 'BIOS_IMG.rcv') into a newly formatted FAT32 USB stick (2 GB). I also tried with different USB sticks, and both USB ports.
Any help is really appreciated
Best regards,

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This is how I got my T5600 to work from a SSD SATA connected to a PERC 310H card and boot as UEFI. It can also be a SAS drive. In this example I was only using a single drive and have not attempted a RAID setup. 

I may have skipped some parts where you have to reboot. If I refer to the BIOS settings then you would have to reboot first. 

1. Setup hard drive as a NON-RAID drive. When booting it will appear as BIOS handled and NON-RAID.
2. Download the Windows 10 installer onto USB using Microsoft Media Tool.
3. Download the DELL T5600 Payload for T5600 and BIOS files (if needed). Install latest DELL BIOS if you have an existing older OS. 
4. Unzip the DELL driver payload onto the USB drive for Windows 10 and leave inside a folder called T5600.
5. Using a rear USB slot that is NOT USB 3. Go into F2 and load the USB stick under UEFI, it may have a strange name if the BIOS is old (such as INT13). Saqve changes. Reboot. Boot from the USB stick. 

6. Make sure the drive you are working on does not contain data you want to keep. Ideally you would disconnect any drive you dont want to accidentally alter. 
When given the option to select a hard drive, if necessary, delete any previous partitions so the drive is without any partitions. Then click the * NEW button. 
7. After clicking NEW it MUST generate 4 partitions, 3 system partitions + 1 OS partition (made by Windows installer). If it only has 2 partitions it will never work as a UEFI boot volume
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whenever i switch on my dell studio 1737 laptop it wont go past the dell logo stage.
any help out there on how to fix the problem?
at the moment i am running a diagnostics test and seems like most devices are passing the test.

A:dell studio 1737 laptop wont boot past dell logo

It could be any number of things but my first 2 guesses are possibly the hard drive or motherboard.you might want to take it somewhere so that you will get a correct diagnosis.

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Hi recently my Dell 2330 wont boot up properly. I press the power button and the light comes on the button and i hear the fan. The screen is a brighter black then after a few seconds the screen seems to go off but still power and fan running. Ive spoken to Dell and done all what they asked. Then today out the blue it came on as normal. I went to run a diagnostics test from a link Dell sent me and it asked me to restart the computer. I did and then it  did what it did before and has not come back on since. They have said it could be the motherboard. Any other suggestions ? Thanks

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I have search for many hours for answers to questions on new Graphics Cards which require 8pin and 6 pin or 8pin and 8pin power connections aside from the motherboard supplied power and what the appropriate method was to connect the GPU cards to the 8 pin pcie power connections. This is complicated by the fact that the Precisions seem to only have 6pin cables installed with the towers regardless of the power supply that is installed.   Yes. Everyone understands hopefully that if you have, for example, a 450 watt power supply ( forget the efficiency aspect of the actual power supply) as I am interested in the mechanics of the  design.
The power supply connects to a PC board, which appears to be called "Power Supply extended card"
Now, looking at the connectors on this extended card, there is a "POWER_VGA1" 8pin connection on this extended card (bottom left black socket).  To this 8pin connector, on my T5600 and seemingly on all the others that have made similar inquiries, we all have a 8pin male connector that fit into the extended card. My 8pin connector has two sets of wires leaving the connector and becoming two 6 pin connectors, one of which 6pin connectors is plugged into my stock Quadro 5000 video card.
OK. So, now most people are wanting to change out the 6pin Quadro card with either an 8pin or 8 pin plus 6pin or 8pin and 8pin graphics card such as a GTX 980TI or GTX 1080 or GTX 1070 or AMDs similar card. 
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Can any one please help, i have a Dell Dimension 2400 that i am checking out for some one, i t will not boot up at all it just gets to the Dell logo and hangs there.

It does not see the hard drive, the Floppy, or the CD ROM.

Can any one tell me what i can possibly to do to find the problem, and re install windows XP Pro.

The only options i get on screne are F2 to enter set up, and F12 to enter boot menu, the varius option to boot up are ie....

1 Normal
2 Hard disk drive c:
3 IDE CD - ROM Device
4 Diskette drive
5 System Setup
6 IDE Diognostics
7 Boot utility partition.

Systen diagnostics checks disk and gives message "pass"
Optitions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,and 7 all give message press f1 to continue, but then i get error message saying "Error loading Operating system"

Any help would be greaqtly apreciated, i am well and truly stuck. Thanks.

A:Dell wont boot

Do you have the Windows XP installation disk?

If you do, change the boot order to look at the cd-rom first and boot from the install cd.

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dell sign comes on along with progress bar the bar goes about 3/4 of the way then every thing shuts down  cant get to safe mode but can get to boot options and setup

A:dell all in one wont boot

Hello, to BleepingComputer!
When you are in the bios, which is the boot options/setup screen, does the computer stay running? Do you see a drive that you can set it to boot from?

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Dell Precision M6400 Win7 64 bit Dell Webcam Central Software.
Long story short, just purchased a M6400, upgraded after purchase with SSD, clean install. Cant Find Win7 64 bit Dell Webcam Central Software.
Please help, no I cant go in to my account and download due to my laptop transfer has not yet cleared.
Webcam is recognized in windows configuration, but not in dell. Already removed win software, but I have no way or nothing to replace with.

A:Dell Precision M6400 Win7 64 bit Dell Webcam Central Software Missing

Hi hdpartman,
If the webcam is not working, I recommend uninstalling and reinstalling the webcam drivers.
To uninstall the Dell webcam central software, perform the following steps:

Click Start.
Click Control Panel.
Using the drop-down menu next to View by: in the upper-right corner, select Large Icons.
Click Programs and Features.
Click Dell Webcam Central.
Click Uninstall.
Confirm the uninstall process by clicking OK.
Once uninstalled restart the computer.

I have provided a link below to reinstall the webcam drivers.
Awaiting your response!

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I just swapped out a e5-2603 CPU and installed a e5-1620 CPU in a Precision T5600.  The PC will not boot, and prior to a forced entering to bios setup, it gives a warning/error
"Your dell current power supply does not support the recent configuration changes made .."
My PSU is a 635W - this should be sufficient, yes??
So is the 1620 not compatible with this model?
thanks for any help, david

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The precision 5520 is available with two wireless cards, the dell wireless 1820 (when configured with ubuntu) and the Intel WiFi Link 8265 (when configured with windows 10).  I have the 1820 and ubuntu, but I also want to use windows 10.  When I installed windows 10, the card worked fine.  However, when I installed the anniversary update, the card stopped working.  In the device manager, it said that the device cannot start (code 10).  On the dell website, there are only drivers listed for the Intel WiFi Link 8265 card, and none for the 1820, so I couldn't install any drivers.  
Does anyone know how to make the 1820 card work under windows 10 anniversary?

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Im having problem to connect Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24” to Dell Precision m4700 with Intell HG graphics 4000 via Display port. Only works with VGA cable but does not offer resolution 1920 x 1200. Had this troubles with win7 and now tried on win10 and same resilt. I have tried several different cables but no result. Thanks for any suggestion.

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I am wondering if a single stick 16 GB RAM DDR3 would be OK for a Dell precision 7500 or 5500. These machines are without RISER. In page 4 of the service manual it states:
NOTE: If any DIMMs are >30mm tall (possible early 16GB DIMMs), they must be installed on the system board only.downloads.dell.com/.../precision-t5500_setup guide_en-us.pdf
has anyone tried with a single stick of 16GB memory? For example I found one here [1]

A:single 16GB DDR3 in a dell 7500 or dell 5500 precision

You cant install random density and rank of ram.  Ram must be installed in banks of 3.
You cant install a  4 gig then 8 gig then 16 gig.   If you use 16 gig modules they must ALL be 16 gig modules.  You cant mix ranks and density and speed.

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I'm not able to install Dell Command | Power Manager on Dell Precision m6700.
I tried to install driver below (as well as other version) but without success:
I the description you may find that Windows 10 64bit and Dell Precision M6700 is supported.
The errors is following: "The application is not supported on your system. Abording installation. Error: 25025 ".
@Dell_Support - could you please fix it?

Best regards,

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I have two displays connected to the laptop (one to the native HDMI and one to the docking station). In effect, I am able to drive three displays (Laptop display, native HDMI, and DP from WD15). I wanted to connect one more display to drive four display? 

When I connect the fourth display it's not showing up in the detected displays list. 
How can I do this? Is it possible? 

A:How to drive four displays from DELL Precision 5520 with Dell Dock WD15 and native ports??

It's not going to be possible without some other type of hardware purchase - no.  The internal GPU cannot drive four displays at a time.

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So, initially this Dell came setup with a factory OS on the PCIE based NVME drive.
Recently we re-installed the OS, but the OS setup was not seeing the NVME drive, yet, Bios was reporting it. So we setup the OS on an EVO SSD. We then cloned it over to the NVME after realizing Windows was detecting its presence. Everything worked well, we removed the Samsung Evo and the PC had used the NVME based cloned OS for a few days, but now it decided to lose track of the NVME and only boots into start up repair. Nothing you do does anything; last known good config, restore(none created), chkdsk(doesn't find issues), SFC /Scannow doesn't run(Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation). I then noticed that startup repair fails with a Log file "D:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt.
Clearly the OS now thinks the secondary 2TB drive is now C. I can't help but wonder if this was the reason I couldn't natively install the OS onto the NVME in the first place. There must be some startup delay on the NVME where the order gets shuffled around. Yet, the NVME is still the first boot device in Bios. so nothing has changed there. Ran diags and both drives pass. I unplugged the secondary SATA-based 2TB drive and that at least causes the startup repair failure to end with "Log file C:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt"
I've had these sort of issues with Precisions in the past.  They aren't as friendly with drive re-... Read more

A:Dell Precision 5810 no longer recognizing Dell NVME PCIE card drive

If the drive was in RAID then that's probably why it doesn't like it. Probably since the PC does not see it as a logical hard drive but as a RAID drvie.

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I am wondering if the Optiplex 7010 will physically accept the 850W PSU from the Dell precision workstation. I can't seem to find any dimensions for the stock PSU in the Optiplex, and the Optiplex has that latch that snaps in front of the PSU.

I am aware that the CPU power on the Optiplex is 4-pin and the Precision PSU only has 8-pin, but maybe I can modify it or get an adapter.
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Which percision? They all use different power supplies.

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Hi All,

I dont know if this the best place to post this, but this is my first time EVER posting to a forum

I came into the office today to find my computer would not turn on.
Initially I would press the on button and nothing would happen, the monitor would read no signal....the on buttonis white and there is a green light in the bag.

After a few hard re-starts, I did see "resuming windows" and then nothing....

After a few more hard restart, I tried to access the boot menu pressing f7 I got nothing....

Few more hard restarts I finally got to the boot menu (did not press f7, boot menu came up automatically with error message that the computer did not shut down correctly)

With a few more hard restarts between I was able to access the boot menu and try all the options on the boot menu: Safe mode, safe mode with Networking, safe mode with command prompt, start windows normally........it got as far as "resuming window and then..... nothing!

Few more hard restarts....was not able to access f2 or f12....

Finally found the Drivers and Utilities CD...then was able to hit and access the f12 option.....arrived at the ePSA Pre-boot System Assessment....all devices check out: System, cables, OS Boot Path, CD ROM Drive 0, Video Card, CPU Fan, Rear Fan, Processor, Memory.....all devices but my hard drive.
I have run a diagnostics test.....im still at 99% after a 1.5 hours....

what now?

A:Dell XPS 8300 wont Boot

The diagnostic test is testing what? The hard drive? Or basic system tests?

Are all the cables on the back of the computer properly plugged in? The monitor cable? Is it inserted fully and are the two screws finger tight?

Are you comfortable with opening the computer and taking a look inside? I wouldn't recommend it if you have no prior experience with it. You could potentially give yourself more problems.

If you are comfortable going inside, I would just check to make sure that all cables are properly seated. You could even try unplugging all cables and plugging them back in to make sure.

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Okay so my friend wants me to fix his old Dell Tower because it won't boot. I press the power button and the green light on it turns on, but nothing shows up on the monitor, its not the monitor I've tried multiple ones. I cant tell if its a boot problem or a graphics problem or what. I'm really not that good at hardware on computers so try to speak as English as possible please, thanks for the help!

A:Old Dell Tower Wont Boot

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A used Dell OptiplexGX260 was given to me as a dead computer and so I am working on getting it working again.

Here are the specs.

Reforamted WD 40GB HD (WD400)
1 GB of DDR Ram (2x256 and 1x512)
P4 2.26 Ghz
Intel 82865G Graphics Adapter

I have updated all the drivers on the HD, with a fresh install of the OS.

Here is my problem.

The system runs like a champ, nice and cool, quite and everything. Runs like new!!

If I leave it off overnight, when I go to turn it on the next day, it will not boot.

The Dell Splash screen comes up, and then goes to "No Signal" on the monitor.

Does that a few times, then comes up with 3 differnt errors.


The error states that the boot process stops on one of those 3 each time I try.

After enough reboots, it finally comes up.

Any suggestions or ideas?

A:Dell OptiplexGX260 - Wont Boot.

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Dell XPS 8300
Windows 7 Premium

FF Not responding. WLM not responding. Couldn't shut down Correctly. Restarted computer. Message- win didn't shut down Correctly. Launch startup repair. Hung on blue screen with leaf & dove for hours. Reboot. This time I got startup repair window. That hung for several hours. Reboot. Repair went a little further but still didn't work. I'm giving each attempt anywhere from 3 to 8 hours.

Boot from Windows Repair CD. Loads files. Same results. CD spins for a few minutes and Stops. Blue screen with leaf & dove is as far as I can get.

F8 options... tried safe mode, Safe mode with networking, Last Known good Configuration, debugging mode, Safe mode wl Command prompt...all result in blue screen with leaf & dove,

This is the Windows 7 repair disc I made when the system wasnew. It's been used successfully once before on a Dell win 7 laptop.

I'm fresh out of ideas! I've not Added any new hardware, I've not added any new software. I'm the only one that uses this Computer. This is the ONLY thing I can offer As a possible clue. About 3 weeks ago I was checking for applications in MS config. I accidentally unchecked all applications and restarted the computer. During the reboot it dawned on me that Microsoft Windows was also unchecked. after computer booted back up into Windows, I opened MS config to recheck Microsoft Windows. it was not there! That was at least 3 weeks ago and I've had no trouble until the... Read more

A:Dell desktop wont boot. Here is what I've tried

Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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It gets to the windows loading screen, starts the flag animation, but restarts the computer.
I press F8 at startup, but i dont get the menu that would usually pop up. It just tries to boot. I can hook the HDD up to my laptop and view files just fine. I just need this PC because it has better specs and i need to do a stream :/

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

AMD Athlon X64 Dual Core Processor 2.0GHz 3800+

8B Unbuffered DDR2 RAM

PCI SLOT 1 Empty; 2 Empty; 3 Network Card

Hitachi HDS725050KL 500GB HDD


Integrated Video Card Memory Size: 128MB

Dell Dimension C521 Small Form Factor Desktop w/ BIOS version 1.0.3 (10/02/06)

(EDIT: Startup repair wont fix it, i tried.)
(ANOTHER EDIT: How can i change boot mode to AHCI?)

A:Dell C521 wont boot (again)

Boot into System Recovery Options on the Win7 install media or System Repair Disk to confirm 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) or C is Partition Marked Active then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times . This should ask you if it can automate System Restore, but if not and it fails run System Restore from the Options List.

If this fails work through the steps from the top for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which compiles everything that can possibly be done.

But if this is the original factory preinstalled Win7, it's the worst possible install one can have which no tech enthusiast would run, so I would use this oportunity to do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
Everything needed is in the blue link to get and keep a perfect install.

As it says in the Special Note to Dell Owners at end, boot into F12 to run Dell Diagnostics to test the hardware, then if it works I would only keep the Dell OEM partition since Recovery will not run after a Clean Reinstall anyway. So delete all but the Dell OEM partition during Steps 7 and 8 of Clean Install Windows 7 which is the illustrated guide to the actual install.

Before reinstall reset the BIOS to defaults after entering BIOS setup using the key given (F2 is likely) on first boot screen. There you will also find the SATA controller setting to set to AHCI.

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Hi, my desktop is a dell dimension 3100 running XP home service pack 3.

It won't boot in normal mode, but will boot into safe mode.
I have tried restore point, last known config, check disk, dr watson and spyware/antivirus check.
No errors shown in device manager.
I have also checked all connections and cleaned dust from inside of machine.
I don't have a recovery disk.

What should I do next ?


A:Dell dimension3100 xp wont boot

sorry first post not very descriptive of problem !!

When trying to boot it does start but gets stuck at the windows xp screen.
Also forgot to mention I had a power cut the day before the problems started, not sure if thats relevant but thought i'd mention it anyway, thanks

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I think that my son shut the computer off as Windows Update was Updating. And now it wont boot. I was having trouble pre this problem. like loosing services and other things seemed to falling off of the operating system like system restore and others. I had Deep freeze on it but just got that disabled I can say that is not the problem,99%. anyway I canor have the CMD open and am trying to do,well I am not sure. System was not on. or those options wont work .start up repair wont work restore has not worked everything I can try has not worked. so what can I do from CMD I have rebuilt bcd fix bootmbr. Cant I just type C:start or rum or navagate my hard drive from CMD.Or go somewhere that will tell me whats missing from boot. At one time I got a "SYSTEM CONFIGURATION CORRUPT' I did CHKDSK everything checked out but the last line says, 'Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50' I have the vista disk i have tried everything I can look up on the net and now I am in your [email protected]!

A:Dell Laptop wont boot

Have you got the restore disk that should have come with the computer?
Boot into your bios and ensure the dvd drive is set as the first boot device.
Put your restore disk or rescue disk and see if this helps.

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There is some problem with my Dell laptop that arose during deleting one of the partitioning that I had in my Windows. I had a Dual boot system with linux and after re-installing windows I tried to remove the extra partitions. Now the screen freezes upon booting and wont boot with windows or linux mint DVD (with linux it gives the following error "kernel- panick - not syncing, out of memory and no killable process"). Iv tried the other usual things like system repair, safe mode etc.
I tried an UBUNTU DVD and tried to boot it, but there are again some errors "Error info about modifications to partition /dev/sda1 - Device or resources busy".

I am trying to remove the old operating system since I have files backed up, and install any of the new OS. Any guidance or help would be appreciated.

A:Dell Laptop wont BOOT!

Are you able to boot to the advanced boot options menu using the F8 key and get to the Command Prompt?

Does the hard drive still have the Recovery partition on it and do you wish to keep it?

Have you tried 'Startup Repair'?

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A diagnostic says boot manager is missing or corrupt....error code 0x15. No operating system shows up in system recovery options window. I have windows 7 64 bit.

A:Dell xps 8300 wont boot

Hello and Welcome -First try this if you can access the main screen of Windows7 -Run sfc /scannow from An Elevated Command Prompt This will take about 5 to 15 mins (your DVD/CD is not required) -Then run chkdsk /r from the same method as above (this may take up to 1 hour and at times more)Next read =>> http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproinstall/thread/3eeb82cf-8704-4f64-a781-603cb9fdd6acReport back after these items have been done -Thank You -

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Hello all , My Daughter dropped off her lap top the other day and hoped i might be able to do a bit of magic for her.
She was dropping some e-mail the day the system stopped booting.
I'm not a real savvy Tech, by any stretch, but have had my fair share of viruses and what not too tend to but never had a Boot issue, like this before.
The system gives the stem 32 is corrupt or missing as its last dos blip, before trying to reboot. I've try-ed the safe mode and command prompt to no avail.
Last night I down loaded a couple of ISO (disk)boot-ables, to try and search for possible malware that could be causing this.
Even with the boot-ables (Linux) I run into a strange issue.
Both will load ( boot ) then when i select search engines and settings, they start to go threw there warm ups (loading engines) and then stop. Neither will perform a scan.
1)BitDefender rescue will let scan window go away (not minimize). Then still allow me to reselect the scanner and or other apps and files. The whole cycle is readily repeatable. lol

2)Avira rescue will start scanner and its population of needed items, but then stop and do nothing. It no longer responds to and keyboard imputes or mouse clicks, resulting in the need to reboot. Arg

To me all this would point to a hardware issue? But i,m seeing two hands with ten pointer fingers.

A:Dell Inspiron Wont boot XP

Good news, bad news .There is a MS fix for your situation, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 BUT you cannot use it (read the Warning section of link).That being the case, I would say that a repair install would probably be your best bet for repair.The following procedure for a repair install of XP assumes that user has a Microsoft XP install CD, not reccovery/restore CDs: How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm Louis

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