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anyone install samsung 850 evo 250gb in 3542 laptop?

Q: anyone install samsung 850 evo 250gb in 3542 laptop?

has anyone installed a Samsung 850 EVO in a dell 3542. ive seen older posts on net where people were unsuccessful. going crazy researching this drive. and if u did get it installed. was it WOW thats so much faster?

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A: anyone install samsung 850 evo 250gb in 3542 laptop?

Whether you can use one depends on which version of the system you have.
One version has a Celeron CPU (N30xx) and an embedded 32G eMMC drive - this one CANNOT be upgraded to a 2.5" EVO SSD.
The higher line model has an i3 CPU and comes with a 500 G hard drive. That model CAN be upgraded to a 2.5" EVO SSD.
Yes, the EVO will be immensely faster than a conventional hard drive.

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This is just what is says. A fresh win 10 install on a new SSD. Do not explain to me about cloning.

To date I've upgraded the BIOS (UEFI) on a ASUS P67 Performance Gen3 motherboard. I've changed the SATA Mode to AHCI. I can see the drive in the BIOS.

The Windows installer the page where it lists the drive partitions. I only see one drive partio

Drive 0 Partition 1 239.9GB 232.8 GB Primary

I get the error
Windows can't be installed on drive 0 particion 1. (Show Detailes)

The New button is greyed out and when I select next I get

We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.

Thoughts?

A:New WIN 10 Install on new SAMSUNG EVO 250GB SSD

Hello hiltonr92 and welcome to the forums. See if this will help Windows 10 - Clean Install

Are you installed in UEFI Mode? If so, when you boot from the USB drive use the entry that says UEFI and the name of your USB. If not in UEFI, boot from the name of your USB without UEFI in front of it. Delete all partitions on the drive until it says unallocated and then click the 'NEW" button. The installer will create all the necessary partitions. I hope that helps.

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ive never had this issue before and installed a few SSD drives before including an 840 and 2x 840 EVO's (RAID) - when i get to setup it says it "was unable to create a new system partition"

anyone know why this is>?

its replacing an OCZ 60Gb which never had this issue?
its going in core=i5 p67 system

there is a HDD on SATA3_0 and EVO SSD on SATA3_1 and DVD on SATA2_0 and USB mouse, keyboard & printer

help

thanks
 

A:Solved: Win7 install on Samsung EVO 250Gb will not install on the drive?

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Hello
My laptop has two regular harddrives, one of which I rarely use. So I am thinking to transfer the files and documents that I don't regularly access to the unused harddrive and transfer the OS and programs to a 250 gb SSD that can be installed internally.

I have been looking online, but it seems that the cost of a 250gb ssd may not be low enough for my tastes. I am wondering if anyone knows what brands or models I should be focusing on and whether anyone is aware of very good deals.

A:What is the cheapest price on a 250gb SSD to install into laptop

Can you not use a 120/128GB SSD for your OS and Programs, and sit your User Data on the mechanical hard drive?

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I've been looking at some of the features in Samsung Magician, and ran the Benchmark test twice. Both times I got very high scores, above the max listed in the program for all 4 tests. I have the drive set to MAXIMUM RELIABILITY. Just wondering about the scores reliability.

Scores in Parentheses are Samsung 's listed maximum high:

Sequential Read
549 mb (540)
Seq write
532mb (520)
Random read
97442 (97000)
Random write
70189 (66000)
 

A:Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250gb

Benchmarks are artificial at best [and a benchmark from the mfg is tailored to that particular piece of hardware] I would think you would get different results using a another benchmark program such as ATTO.

In short do not put too much emphasis on any given benchmark. Modern ssd drives are reliable and it should last for quite a while so I would not worry about the drive.
 

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Hi,

Just purchased a new Samsung SP2514 250 gig hdd and XP can only see 32239mb.

Tried using samsung's drive overlay to install xp, but gave up + uninstalled it -(the drive overlay).

I booted from the Xp cd + installed but XP only sees 32....gig's.

I have enabled big LBA by using EnableBigLba from www.48bitlba.com to no avail.

From searching through the forums, I see that a BIOS update may be necessary.

Do I also need to update my motherboard + chipset?

If so, are reliable updates available free on the net?

Any step-by-step instructions would be greatly appreciated.

Thx in advance
 

A:[b]SAMSUNG SP 2514N 250GB HDD[B]

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Hi. My new laptop will arrive soon. But the laptop comes with no operating system(it?s called dos). The laptop has a m.2 pcie nvme slot which i can add if i want to. So, i bought a samsung evo 960 pcie ssd. What i want to ask is can i straight away install windows 10 pro 64bit by using my samsung evo 960? Or i need to install windows 10 by using my usb(i?ve download the windows 10 setup files from official website).
I want to boot my laptop using my samsung ssd since it?s much faster compared to hdd.
Please help. Thanks
 

A:Samsung Evo 960 250GB M.2 PCIe ssd

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Hi guys,

I was going to do clean install Windows 10 but there was an issue of GPT so I decided to convert into MBR. I didnt selected the volume by mistake and clean the whole disk.

Before there was 2 partitions

C: 150GB
D: 88GB

Now there is only 1 partition

C: 238GB

I have very important data on D drive and I am very confused right now.

Moreover, its still GPT and I also checked on Lupu Linux maybe if its on RAW but its not connecting through usb case.

Regards.

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Hello and thank you in advance for your help!

I bought a new Samsung 850 EVO 250GB for my old aging computer and this happened:

1. Cloned my old c: drive to the ssd, replaced it and everything went fine for a while until i started getting an infinite loop.
Windows wouldn't boot. Did a registry recovery via command line but my windows installation went to hell to forcing me to reinstall.

2. From this point everything went to hell, and after multiple windows reinstalls here's some of what happens:
- Windows installs but errors immediately follows;
- Some windows updates install but eventually start failing until windows update fails completely;
- Windows installs, updates install but eventually windows fails to load and enters repair mode claiming startup errors;
- Programs stop working for no apparent reason, some examples: Browsers won't run, file associations disappear (class registration errors), explorer;
- Driver problems with peripherals,
- File system corruption errors;
- I got situations where the computer would get stuck in a reboot/system restore/repair loop
- Automatic and manual restore points disappear making it impossible to restore to an earlier time;
- Changing the sata mode to IDE instead of AHCI seems to solve some of these issues but eventually the system locks up, the hdd light stays on, and after a reset the ssd doesn?t get recognized at startup. I have to power off to get it back but it?s the same all over again.

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A:Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, serious migration problems.

Have you attempted a clean install on the ssd yet, mine works just fine

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I replaced a Kingston 128GB SSD with a Samsung EVO 250GB SSD. Cloned Kingston SSD to new Samsung SSD using Acronis True Image.

Now, when I boot, it sits there for 30 seconds flashing the hard drive light blinking then proceeds to boot normally. All BIOS settings are default.

Hardware details in Specs.

Booting from the 128GB SSD was fine, no obvious delays.

Any idea what might be causing this? Could the new SSD be defective?

A:30 second boot delay with new 250GB Samsung SSD

Hey Rich,

Since it's for 30 seconds, it sounds like the time it waits before the default OS runs automatically. You might check to see if that may be it.

Startup Options - Change Time to Wait before Default OS Runs

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Hey guys,  I have the Lenovo Ideapad 520 (80YL00RXIN) and wanted to replace the CD Drive with the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Solid State Drive  in order to increase the Boot Speed and over-all speed of the laptop.  So, the question is, Is the Samsung 850 Evo SSD compatible with my laptop? And will it fit in terms of size, in place of the CD Drive? Also, is it recommended to add the SSD? Any downsides to doing so?  Lastly, will I, someone who knows the basics about computers and the internal components of a computer, be able to install the SSD myself? Or would I rather outsource it to someone who deals in things like this? Thank you. Regards,Neel.

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Hi all I have a quick and simple question. Will Samsung SSD 250GB 850 EVO M.2 SATA 2280 fit HP ProBook 470 G3 (P4P70EA)?  Thank you for your time!

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Hi all I have a quick and simple question. Will Samsung SSD 250GB 850 EVO M.2 SATA 2280 fit HP ProBook 470 G3 (P4P70EA)?  Thank you for your time!

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I am curious what settings are recommended for Windows 8.1 when using an SSD for the OS. I have 2 additional Seagate 750gb hybrid drives for storage (1 dedicated for media center recordings and 1 for everything else)

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Hey,

Can anyone please help me with the SSD Speed on Windows 7 x64 Professional?

I own the two HDD's in the picture, but the SSD has the same speeds like the HDD

I honestly don't know what to do as I have installed Samsung Magician and updated firmware, but there is no improvement...

Just bought the PC and it does not seem to perform as expected and I don't want any probs in the future....

My Rig is:
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage Samsung 840 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
Case Corsair 350D ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Any reply is much appreciated folks!
A beer from me to the lad that helps me out

Dan

A:Samsung 840 250GB SSD not performing correctly - 250MB on Windows 7

"I own the two HDD's in the picture"
what picture?
"the SSD has the same speeds like the SSD"
that sounds normal.

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Hello,

I have the following:

- Asus X99-Deluxe/U3.1
- Intel i7-5820K Extreme Hex Core CPU Processor (3.30GHz, 15MB Cache, 28 Lanes)
- Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 256 GB Solid State Drive
- Asus STRIX GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Graphics Card

I have only the Asus Graphics Card in the PCIEX16_1 which is running at PCI-E 3.0 16x as expected. I have removed the USB3.1 card that comes with this motherboard for testing purposes so I literally only have the Graphics card installed.

The board has an onBoard M.2 x4 Rev 3 connector which the Samsung 950 PRO is installed into.

I believe this connector should allow 32Gb/sec bandwidth (since it uses PCI-E 3.0 x 4) - please note there is also an optional card where you can add the M.2 (or a second M.2) into a PCI Express slot - I'm NOT using this card, just the onBoard connector.

Samsung Magician says the following:
- Controller: Samsung NVMe Controller (Driver Ver: 1.4.17)
- PCIe Slot: PCI Express Root Port 1 - 2F03
> Link Speed Cur: 4Gbps, Max: 8Gbps
> Link Width Cur: x4, Max: x4
> Bandwidth Cur: 16Gbps, Max: 32Gbps

The performance data also suggests this - the read speed should be a lot higher but seems to be reduced, whereas write speed which is a lower number is over the actual "Upto Speed".

It appears as if my SSD is running at PCI-E 2.0 speeds? The bandwidth is being throttled. Any ideas how I make it go to 32Gbps instead of 16Gbps?

Thanks in advance!

A:Asus X99-Deluxe/U3.1 + Samsung 950 Pro (250GB) M.2 Speed Issues?

Believe it or not, I've just stumbled across the solution.

I am using high FSB Corsair Dominator sticks and had them using an XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) - essentially my memory was overclocked.

I thought I'd try running in "normal" mode ie. stock settings and when I checked, the Samsung Magician is now showing as 32Gbps!!

The motherboard must sacrifice something to run the Memory at the higher clock speed which means it can't run the M.2 at PCI-E 3 and has to drop it to PCI-E 2.

Worth baring in mind for anyone else trying to achieve these elusive 32Gbps speeds

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My laptop: Inspiron 15 5577 gaming laptop with intel chip (7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.8 GHz))
1. I disk cloned my 128GB M.2 SATA ssd drive using Macrium Reflect (v6.3.1812) by boot up using USB jump drive. 128GB clone->500GB thru usb 3.0 connection.  After the clone, I checked and see that all partitions are cloned successfully.
2. I swapped out my 128GB for Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO; I boot up using Macrium Reflect to clone my Samsung NVMe SSD  from my external usb 3.0 500 GB; after the clone, I disconnected all external devices and tried to boot up from Samsung NVMe ssd.  BUT IT FAILED.
I received the following error messages:
Rom image is not loaded
Rom image update denied.
Please let me know if someone had done this.
Thank you very much.
spjrc

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I got an identical replacement Lenovo motherboard for my Lenovo M93p -Type 10A7 mini-tower Model # A01400 and now it works fine! ?I would like to upgrade the hard drive and to use a solid state device. Is it possible to fit and run a Samsung 970 EVO 250GB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E250BW) or similarly fast SSD device in the M93p? Thank you,Philip 

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when I try to install an app on my Samsung laptop my device field shows..no carrier Samsung sch-1545 and Verizon wireless sch-1545...the wireless is my cell and the app has installed on my cell. I can install on no carrier sch 1545 and it tells me it is installed but it is not on my laptop. where did it install? I don't know how to find my laptop device name and how to get it to show on the screen when I am installing apps. thank you

A:cannot install app on my samsung laptop

Don't understand what you're saying, The sch-1545 is a Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone using Verizon as the carrier. It runs the Android OS and Android apps can NOT be installed on a laptop running MS Windows 8.

To find apps installed in Win8, you look through the list of Apps by name and then click the tile for the app that you just installed.

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windows8 was pre installed in samsung notebook. i have deleted it and installed win xp. But now i cannot install windows 8 pro again. showing message "...doesn't mach product key, please give your another product key... ". but there is no field to give product key. still bios shows win8 certificate. please help me.

A:How to re-install windows8 in samsung laptop

Welcome to EightForums.

Did you reset the BIOS to suit Windows 8.

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





You can use the OEM version of
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make Recovery disc:
Support - Notebooks NP700Z7CH | Samsung Laptops

How to Order Recovery disc.
Support - Notebooks NP700Z7CH | Samsung Laptops

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My Samsung laptop got a virus so I reinstalled windows 7 from a disk from another desktop computer and kept the old windows files in a separate folder called windows.old. The problem is that the windows 7 that I installed doesn't have all the Samsung stuff that I need like wifi etc

How can I re install the preloaded Samsung windows 7 without a disk?

Thanks...

A:How to re install pre installed windows 7 on a Samsung Laptop

On power-on keep tapping F8 and go to repair my computer. That will install from the recovery partition.

But in the future you should make frequent images to an external disk. Then you can recover in a few minutes.

Imaging with free Macrium

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Hello.

My problem is that I can't install windows 7 on my laptop even from the recovery disk which came with it. I have tried other 7 editions too, but neither works.

Problems begun when I tried to install ubuntu on one of my partitions. After installing it didn't boot and do anything at all. Then the problems came, and by accident I changed the attributes of the recovery partition that cam with the laptop (I made it visible somehow). After I have found that no more I can use that partition (recovery won't work). Then I tried to install the windows from the DVD-disk. I found that the install hangs at some point (after choosing partition to install the OS on). From my experience I knew that sometimes you can't install the windows OS from a disk if you have the recovery partition (Asus case?). Then I deleted the recovery partition.

Here problems became even worse. If before the install hanged somewhere after choosing the partition to install on, now on the install hangs either after writing "starting windows" with only the red visible from the whole WINDOWS FLAG, and that only a point.

Should I take my laptop to the recovery center or the problem can be solved with available in the internet methods?

Thanks in advance.

A:Can't install Windows 7 on Samsung RV720 laptop

need to say that I could install windows XP on the machine

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i have a samsung r560 laptop with the nivida 9600gt graphics card.
after i installed windows 7 64bit since there is no 64bit drivers on the samsung website i downloaded it from nivida's website.

after installing it, when my laptop boots it just reaches the logo screen then just restarts its self

32bit have no issues, you guys have any ideas?

A:My Samsung laptop keeps restarting after driver install

If the videocard works fine without the drivers from the NVIDIA website, then why bother installing them? I'm also without drivers from the ATI website, but the ones Windows got are just fine! 32 bit may be working bacause it's another build. What are you running, around 7000, 7100 or 7200 and up?

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I have just purchased a new Dell XPS 8920 that comes configured with a 250GB NVMe M2 drive as the boot drive and I?d like to replace this with a Samsung 1TB 960 Pro MVMe M2 drive however I can find no way to load the Dell OS Recovery in a way that it can see the new disk and load Windows 10.   BIOS sees the drive, but not the recovery tool.   Has anyone got any suggestions or tried to do this?

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Hello everyone,

Got a problem with a fresh install on my laptop like the title says. Normally I can always figure pc related problems myself but this is my second night trying to fix it and I"m about to give up. So my last resort is to create a topic here, hopefully someone can help me out and figures something I haven't tried yet (or make a conclusion my laptop is ****ed).

So here's the situation. Bought this samsung R710 laptop about 2 years ago with vista premium on it. With windows 7 release got a digital legit version through my student program on MSDNAA. Downloaded the image, burned, install went all smooth. So basically I've been cruising on windows 7 professional 32 bit since the release without ANY problem.

Thing is now, computer was getting slow and started to see some malware and spyware so like most people do then, time for fresh windows install! So yesterday I started the process of getting the fresh install. Backing up all my files on my external hdd en found my windows 7 dvd again. So my computer is nearly completely empty, something like 250gb free of the 300gb.

Got the disc in, rebooted my pc in the hope that the installation starts. And here comes the problem, it's getting the disc and i'm getting the screen with windows is loading the files,then the windows is starting logo. Then I see some low resolution big ass mouse appearing on the screen and I"m like, well this is going fine, this is the installation starting like I remember. Well after ... Read more

A:Fresh windows 7 install on my samsung R710 laptop

Since you got all your DATA backup, just remove all but one stick of RAM.

Follow this tutorial on wiping the drive and doing a fresh install.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums

Good luck,

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Hello, I am trying to do a fresh install of windows on my Samsung R510 Laptop.
The screen is completely broken and has been totally removed. I use an external monitor in order to use the laptop.
The LCD connector is no longer connected to the motherboard.
However, the external monitor does not become active/receive a signal until the laptop boots to the Windows Log On screen. I cannot get the external monitor to display the BIOS/boot settings and have tried everything I can think of and searched the internet long and hard for a solution.
I have disconnected the LCD completely from the motherboard, however the laptop still does not automatically send signal to the external monitor immediately. I have tried pressing FN+F4 at various points during the boot, and it has no effect.
Is there anyway to disable the original monitor completely so the boot and BIOS boots immediately sending signal to the external monitor?
Does anyone know where the laptop Lid Switch is located on the R510? I have read one post where it is suggested to put a magnet over the lid switch to trick the computer into thinking the lid is closed upon boot thus automatically sending signal to the external monitor.
I cannot install a fresh copy of Windows without being able to see the boot screen on the laptop and this is what I need to do.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

A:Install Windows on Laptop with Broken Screen -SAMSUNG R510

Hello, and Welcome
 
See if this works. At boot tap the F2 key (page 79 of the user manual). This will cause the Computer to enter the BIOS screen. If you got it right, Windows will not boot up and you will not see the Windows start screen on the external monitor. Now press the Fn key + F4 at the same time. This key combination is supposed to change the output from the LCD to the external monitor which should let you see the BIOS screen on the external monitor. See page 50 of your user manual.

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Hello, I am trying to do a fresh install of windows on my Samsung R510 Laptop.

The screen is completely broken and has been totally removed. I use an external monitor in order to use the laptop.

The LCD connector is no longer connected to the motherboard.

However, the external monitor does not become active/receive a signal until the laptop boots to the Windows Log On screen. I cannot get the external monitor to display the BIOS/boot settings and have tried everything I can think of and searched the internet long and hard for a solution.

I have disconnected the LCD completely from the motherboard, however the laptop still does not automatically send signal to the external monitor immediately. I have tried pressing FN+F4 at various points during the boot, and it has no effect.

Is there anyway to disable the original monitor completely so the boot and BIOS boots immediately sending signal to the external monitor?

Does anyone know where the laptop Lid Switch is located on the R510? I have read one post where it is suggested to put a magnet over the lid switch to trick the computer into thinking the lid is closed upon boot thus automatically sending signal to the external monitor.

I cannot install a fresh copy of Windows without being able to see the boot screen on the laptop and this is what I need to do.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
 

A:Install Windows on Laptop with Broken Screen -SAMSUNG R510

Most, if not all laptops are designed to operate that way. However, try pressing [F2] at boot up to get it to the CMOS/BIOS Setup screen. Now press [Fn][F4] to attempt to toggle the output from the internal LCD to the external monitor.
 

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Hey all
Recently my internal WD Scorpio blue 320GB Hard drive broke on my 3 year old samsung r510 laptop. it made the classic buzzing noise (i also dropped an external HDD so i know what it sounds like)

anyway i bought a new one, same make but 250GB and put it in my laptop. When using the "system recovery media" supplied by Samsung to install Vista, i got the following error when selecting a drive to install to;
"This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

when i click on the hard drive partition and try to click next, i get this message;
"Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation."
Anyway this drove me nuts. Here is what i have done already to no avail:

1) Followed microsoft support advice for the errors. I Formatted the disk, Deleted it, partitioned it, restarted the laptop repeated again and again. still nothing.
2)Changed the order of the BOOT devices in the BIOS menu. (the laptops BIOS menu options are pretty limited and ive tried changing what i can, but still nothing.
3)Used an official Vista from my Tower Comp in the laptop to see if it would install. still nothing.
4)plugged the hard drive into my tower. The tower is pretty old and still has IDE connected hard drives. when booting up the tower, it obviously booted up the new HD first so i put in the samsung recovery media disk and inst... Read more

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As the machine didn't come with no Windows OS, so can I use DELL Windows 8.1 OS Recovery in Inspiron 15 3542 and download all the drivers available in the DELL website, and install them according to the installation order and use an activator for the OS, will it work ?? please suggest me any one. Because right after purchasing the Laptop with so much money i can't buy an OS paying a good amount of money. 

A:Can Install Windows 8.1 in Inspiron 15 3542

Did you purchase this system with Linux?

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Computer will not recognize CD/DVD drive when external USB portable hard drive is attached.  Help Please?

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any suggestions, thinking of getting a SSD drive for myself for Christmas. probably the 250gb. i want the fastest one (of course) . and also, i got a external drive, could just back up and restore my current setup. but thinking a new install would set it up the best.

A:3542 laptop, going for a SSD drive

This model is available in two versions:
One has a hard drive and CAN be upgraded to an SSD (you replace the drive with a 2.5" SSD).
The other one has an embedded 32G eMMC flash drive.  This one CANNOT be upgraded to a larger SSD.
If you have the model with the hard drive now, you can use any standard 2.5" solid state drive you wish to use, and can either make a system image/restore it or do a clean install - your option.

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has anyone hooked their laptop (i got 3542)  to a big screen tv through HDMI. i searched and found a few posts, but they were all people who had problems.. wanna watch the videos on my laptop on big screen tv..

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Hi,

I have sony vaio VGN-NW15G with 250GB HDD Vista Home premium 32bit
Recently my HDD crashed to respond so I bought new 750GB HDD.
Once I replaced with new One I try to run Recovery disk to install everything but I am fail to install error:333.
I have no Idea how can i install vista again.

If any one can help I appriciate for help.

Chetan

A:How to install Everything in new upgraded 750gb hdd from 250gb

The recovery discs that come with preloaded systems usually require the HD currently in the machine to be exactly the same as the one that was in the unit when sold. I would contact the maker or check their online support. Perhaps you can get a discounted upgrade to Windows 7. Or you may be able to install Windows 7 for evaluation purposes using an install image. You may want to check out Windows 7 Help Forums for guidance. The evaluation period is plenty of time to determine everything works.

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This is my first post on this web site. I certainly not a guru and could use some help of this is the way you ask for it. At 78 I am kind of slow and methodical but am willing to follow detailed instructions as to how to keep my old pc going.

The Windows community has convinced me to do a clean install of Windows 7 on a new 250GB SSD that is replacing my HDD. The C: HDD is getting errors when I use Seagate's SeaTools programs and my PC has really slowed down to a crawl. in trying to repair my C: HDD I have run System File Checker multiple times (no Problems). Checkdisk multiple times /f/r options. it only shows errors on stage 5 of 5 free space verification and correcting errors in the volume bitmap.
My latest Windows Backup on a flash drive and a Windows System image on the External HDD are considered not reliable by the community and they strongly recommend a clean install of Windows 7
I have the WIN 7 DVD with product key that I purchased when I went from XP to Win 7. I have the other SW apps product DVDs. Although I have a Windows Backup and a Windows 7 System Image I have been told, and I believe, that this would be dangerous to use vs doing a clean install. Now that I am convinced to do just that I want to be pro-active in making sure that I do it right.
Is there a step by step process documented anywhere that will take me through this install. I need to save years of data from all of my pc applications, e.g., Quicken, Word, Excel, Adobe, email, etc.
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A:clean install of Windows 7 on new 250GB SSD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RogerAttila


This is my first post on this web site. I certainly not a guru and could use some help of this is the way you ask for it. At 78 I am kind of slow and methodical but am willing to follow detailed instructions as to how to keep my old pc going.


Hi Roger, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The process of clean installing and restoring your data is quite straight forward. You can use Windows Easy Transfer (WET) to backup your personal data, all your documents, images and such, then clean install and finally retrieve the backed up data again using WET.Step 1: Use WET to transfer your settings and data to an external hard disk or USB drive
Step 2: Clean install Windows 7 on your new SSD
Step 3: Use WET to restore your settings and data
Tutorials:Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
Clean Install Windows 7
If you have any questions or issues either with WET or clean install, please post your questions in respective tutorial thread. Any other concerns, please post here or start a new thread in an appropriate section of our forums.

Kari

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I have an Inspiron 15 (3542).  I tried using a new USB 3.0 device and, unfortunately, it's just running at USB 2.0 speeds.  I tried updating the drivers in several different ways - both through Dell and Intel's websites - but every time I got an error message on the install.
I cannot figure out why it says this.  I'm running Windows 10 w/ a SSD.  Aside from that, the computer is the same as when it came off the assembly line.  Here's what I tried to run:

I ran the driver diagnostic from Dell's website which told me to install this file: Chipset_Driver_5R99D_WN32_11.0.0.1153_A00.EXE.  That gave me this error: The update installer operation is unsuccessful (note: had screen shot but that post wouldn't go through)

This is from the log file: 
[04/24/16 09:10:01] (DupAPI::Execute): *** Shell Execute Error. System error text = The system cannot find the file specified.[04/24/16 09:10:01] (DupAPI::ExecutePayload): *** An unexpected error occured executing SetupME.exe

I then tried to install a chipset specifically for Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller (from Dell's website): Chipset_Driver_8JF9V_WN_2.5.3.34_A00.EXE.  That gave me this error: This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software (note: had screen shot but that post wouldn't go through)

Looking at Device Manager, the USB 3.0 device is a native Microsoft driver.  This is likely the issue, but ... Read more

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Hi , i just bought a dell inspiron 3542 with ubuntu preloaded a couple of days back but i just clean installed win 8 pro 64 bit and somehow i cant connect to wifi as there is no wireless driver installed. spoke to the dell cust care they guided me to download wifi+bluetooth driver on dell drivers and downloads which doesnt work.
Please help , appreciate the help.

A:dell inspiron 3542 unable to install wireless drivers

Use the utility on this site to help you. It will scan your system and determine what is missing. Product Support | Dell US

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When the right arrow key is spamming the touchpad stops working. This goes on for a long time, stops for a few minutes, then starts again. When the spamming stops, the touchpad starts working again but the right arrow key does not. so I just do a hard reset even though i have the problem i already seen some one who asked the same question and some one replied to them that to remove the battery and switch it back i even did that to but it not working for . Please help me, I have dell Inspiron 3542.

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I previously used windows xp and just went and bought a new hard drive and windows 10 usb. Im confused. I installed the hard drive along with my old master drive, using it as slave i presume. Will it auto partition the new hard drive

A:Clean install on a new 250gb hard drive/

no instructions came with the hard drive

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As suggested previous post I followed all required steps.
1. Removed battery
2. Discharged residual power by pressing 10-15 secs.
3. Kept battery out for 2 hours.
Still my laptop is not charging and not giving any signal during charging.
Plz help me to overcome from this problem.

A:My laptop Dell INS 15 3000 3542 WIN 10 not charging and not getting start.

First check to see whether the AC adapter is recognized.  F2 at powerup.
If it IS showing correctly, the battery is likely faulty.
If it shows "unknown",
1.  Is it an OEM Dell adapter?  If not, replace with a Dell adapter.
2. If it's a Dell adapter but shows unknown, try another Dell adapter.  If that doesn't solve the issue,
3.  Replace the DC jack:
www.parts-people.com/index.php
4.  If that doesn't solve the problem, it's the mainboard that's bad.

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Hi all
Would it be possible for me to purchase a standard keyboard without a number pad that I can plug into my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series laptop?

Best
Judith

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Dear all,  
I am using Dell Laptop ( Inspiron 3542 ) from December 2014.
My Operating System is Windows 10 since 01 - July - 2015 onwards. 
My 1 year warranty has already been expired in September 2015.
My laptop usage is 4 – 5 hours per day and 8 – 10 hours on Sunday.
Please note that, laptop usage is happening on daily basis without fail.
 
I am writing this email to get the solution on my Battery Problem. 
 
First, I will tell you what was happening in the past ( in 2015, 2016, 2017 etc., ) 

My Laptop Battery was able to charge 100 % within 3 hours in starting phase.

 When it was 99 % charges, I can use the laptop for 3.50 hours ( without power supply ) 

When the charging level reaches at 20% it used to show below Message. 

Your Battery is 20%......You might want to plug in your PC....
At this time, the Adapter sign is showing the Green Colour in the task bar.

When the charging level reaches at 10% it used to show below Message. 

Your Battery is very low ......You must want to plug in your PC....
At this time, the Adapter sign is showing the red Colour in the task bar.
 
Now,  I will tell you what is happening right now ( now - a - days )
 

My Laptop Battery was able to charge 100 % within 6 hours in starting phase.

When it was 99 % charges, I can use the laptop for 1 hour only ( without power supply ) 

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I keep getting failure to connect with server message. Windows 10. Just got computer today. No problems with internet on wifi or lan.
How do I fix this?

A:Brand new 3542 Inspiron laptop won't connect with STORE.

Tell us the exact error message.

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Hi folks,

I recently bought a new Hitachi 250GB SATA hard drive and created one primary partition of full size using Partition Magic on a boot disk. I then installed windows xp on it (no service packs). Straight after install I noticed it showed as a 232GB drive (fair enough) but also said around 113GB of space had been used.

I have now installed some more applications and the total file size of everything on the drive totals 24.1GB. My C drive shows 134GB used with 98.3GB free.

I guess it's something to do with partitioning larger HD's but I'm new to all that so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
UK Jester
 

A:250GB HD showing half full after clean XP install

You need to download the latest BIOS and chipset from the manufacturer of the computer or the manufacturer of the motherboard.
 

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New Dell laptop arrived with a faulty touchpad.  What a disappointment.  A cursory search for this issue reveals that it has been known to Dell for some years.  How disappointing that Dell continues to accept customer money for a product it knows is faulty.  About one third of the touchpad on the right side was delivered in an unusable condition, and was actually noticeably raised up by a few millimeters.  If you pushed down very hard on that side, you could get it to register your cursor.  I returned one new Dell a few weeks ago that had this problem, thinking it was an anomaly - so also am quite annoyed at the downtime involved in going through what should be a simple process to just buy a decent computer.  Am stuck with this thing right now because cannot afford additional downtime to deal with getting yet ANOTHER replacement and reloading programs, transferring Outlook, etc. 
Note:  It appears that after about 10 days of use, the raised right side almost has receded down level with the left side BUT STILL DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY.  If it isn't fully operational before I get a break in work flow, back it goes... and even then, will be rethinking my longstanding business relationship with Dell next time we need new hardware.  Have bought 2 HP laptops as gifts for people which are very impressive - wish now I'd gone that route for the office as well.

A:Inspiron 15 laptop series 3542 faulty touchpad issue

Well, you made my day.  Thanks, Jimmy, and just so you know: the one they shipped back from their highest VIP-level of customer service has the same faulty touchpad.  I just had to learn to use only the left side of the stupid thing..... can't take anymore down time on this issue.  But, yeah, post away..... wish I'd documented the whole thing for Youtube!

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Hi, After turning on my laptop I am getting an error message, "Internal hard disk drive not found". No bootable devices.
I've turned it off, unplugged, removed battery, unplugged/re plugged disk and rebooted but that didn't do it.
I ran the ePSA prebiotic assessment. Everything ok, EXCEPT it tells me my hard drive is not installed.
F2 Set Up>Boot:
Fast boot enabled
Boot list option UEFI
Secure boot enabled
Load legacy option disabled
Boot option #1 onboard NIC ( IPv6)
Boot option #2 onboard NIC (IPv4)
Anyone experiencing this and found a solution that works?
Thanks,
Amy

A:Internal Hard Disk Not Found -Dell Inspiron 15 3542 laptop

Hi Amy,Thanks for posting.Please run a diagnostics test either by pressing F12 at startup, or use Dell Support Assist make a note of any error messages, and contact Dell Tech Support for further troubleshooting and possible resolution.  You can contact Tech Support at 1-800-624-9896 or 1-800-288-4410, or you can initiate a chat session http://dell.to/2v4snVm

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I was wondering what was the maximum upgrade that I can do on my laptop

A:What upgrades can i do to my Dell inspiron 15 3542 to make it a medium end gaming laptop

Essentially, nothing.  A "mid-range" gaming notebook will have a GeForce 960m GPU or equivalent Radeon -- yours has only Intel integrated graphics and that cannot be upgraded.
If you need mid-range gaming capability, you need a new notebook -- look at the models that run at $1000 give or take $100.  That's where you'll find mid-range gaming.

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