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Vostro Will not Boot

Q: Vostro Will not Boot

System has been working well for ages. A few weekends ago my wife restarted system and it just hanged on a black screen and cursor. Then it ultimately presented a message that it cannot boot from the CD or hard drive. 
 
I disconnected the power and the internet cable and it restarted. 
 
Yesterday I rebooted it before going to bed and found upon waking the same symptoms as before. 
 
I have disconnected the power and internet cable and awaiting some insight on this problem from the message board. 
 
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A: Vostro Will not Boot

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System has been working well for ages. A few weekends ago my wife restarted system and it just hanged on a black screen and cursor. Then it ultimately presented a message that it cannot boot from the CD or hard drive. 
 
I disconnected the power and the internet cable and it restarted. 
 
Yesterday I rebooted it before going to bed and found upon waking the same symptoms as before. 
 
I have disconnected the power and internet cable and awaiting some insight on this problem from the message board. 
 
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Hi
I provide pro bono support to a local charity that uses a range of, mainly old, IT.
One of their laptops, a Vostro 1000 running Win Vista Business, was brought in to me today with a boot issue.
When switched on, the power light comes on, the keypad, caps, and scroll lock lights flash once, the DVD drive clunks a couple of times, and then... nothing. No beeps, no lights, nothing on the screen, no noise other than the fan.

I have re-seated the hard drive, and swapped the memory modules for known good ones, taken the battery out and held down the on button for at least a minute, but am now at a loss about what to do next.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Vostro 1000 Won't Boot

Being that its an older model dell vostro it could be a bad motherboard or a power supply problem of some kind.im going to guess that its got to be close to 8 years old now and may not even be worth fixing. however i would have it checked out and go from there.
 

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I've got a Dell Vostro desktop that is a couple years old. All of the sudden it won't boot. I get to the Dell screen where it says to hit F2 or F12 for setup/menu but when I try those buttons it doesn't do anything. There is one short beep, the dell screen and then nothing.

Anyone know how I can troubleshoot this?

Thanks,

Matt
 

A:Solved: Vostro won't boot

try a diffrent keybroad
 

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Hi, i am looking to upgrade a dell vostro 5468 with a m2 ssd drive. the normal 1tb hdd will remain in place. can i boot from the ssd on this laptop so the OS will be on m2 ssd and keep the hdd for data only?
an m2 sata ssd will probably be detected bu i want to make sure i can boot the os from there and use the hdd as data drive.

A:boot vostro 5468 from m2 ssd

Yes you can-- be sure you purchase a SATA M.2 drive. NVMe/PCIe drives will not work in this system.

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Dell Vostro 1510, does not boot??
hey folks.. my vostro 1510 is not booting .. i can see my windows XP boot screen, rite then a blue screen shows up, n system restarts.. i tried to log in through safe mode, pressing f8, tried all options in that, none worked.. i tried to repair through a XP SP2 boot CD, but after it asks "press any key to boot thro CD.." i press "enter" then it shows hardware configuration n all.. then thats it.. the screen is blank n shows nothing.. pls can ANYONE TELL ME WHATS THE PROBLEM?? i have mandriva as another boot .. i can boot in to that, but not into XP..

i even tried to boot through different boot CDs.. none worked.. just shows blank screen after i press key any to boot from CD.. any other option..?

A:Dell Vostro 1510, does not boot??

What's the error message on the blue screen?

Do you have restore/recovery CD?

You have a Microsoft XP SP2 CD? Or do you have a disk provided by Dell for installing XP SP2?

Attempting to use CDs which were made for other systems...will usually prove unsatisfactory.

Louis

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I have a Dell Vostro 3460 running windows 8.1 pro which i bought May 2013.  Recently I have been having problems with boot up.  When I turn on, the on button lights up, the keyboard lights up and the three function buttons light up one at a time from left to right, then back down from right to left,after which they go off and the keyboard light goes off.  The on button stays lit but nothing else.  Throughout the whole process the screen stays black and nothing happens.
If i press the on button again the whole thing switches off.  I have to keep trying and sometimes it will work after 3 or 4 attempts - and sometimes takes over 20!  It does seem to be getting worse though and I'm worried it won't switch on at all soon.
I ran the diagnostic check from Dell support website and it said everything was running fine.  Not sure what to do next if anyone can help please.

A:Vostro 3460 Boot up problems

Hi jenaid8,
I would suggest you to update the BIOS on the computer and then run the hardware diagnostics again. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, then download the BIOS required onto the system and install it.
http://dell.to/18r60nI
Please let me know if this helps.

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It is a Dell Vostro 200 running Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit with SP3, originally came with SP2. I have been having this issue for a few months now and I can't seem to find any topics related to my specific issue, it took me by surprise one day because its never done this before and I think this all started in the past three months of last year. When I press the power button it will start to boot up but then the power light will turn amber and it will completely shut off but then it starts up again, it does this a total of two times and then by the third time it will boot up and beep once, then I can access my desktop and it all works fine. But when I restart, it will do the same exact thing but only once, and then boots up but won't beep. I know its not over heating because I clean it well with compressed air and check it with Speccy, it also doesn't restart suddenly while I'm using it. I don't know what could be causing this, if it was one of the speakers that fell on the tower and knocked something loose or the power cord is going bad. I'm not a computer expert, I know a few things here and there but I've never worked inside of one, this isn't so much a problem as it is a nuisance, its just frustrating that I can't find any topic about it.
 

A:Dell Vostro 200 Boot-Up issue

I think a power supply problem .
How old is your PC ?
 

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I'm writing this post from my iPod. My Dell vostro 1510 will not boot any longer. I have been having problems with random black/random lines on screen requiring a forced shutdown. My battery has also been having problems for a long time. Now when I press the power button I hear the standard noise (hard drive?) and the hard drive icon lights up, afterwards the drive icon disappears, the num lock icon is blinking and the caps lock/scroll lock icons are solid. Nothing shows up (no bios). My research concluded that this is possibly a motherboard problem. I already tried removing the battery, unplugging he laptop and holding the power button (suggested on a couple of forums).

EDIT: I got the laptop to boot. I haven't done anything to the computer yet but I am backing up immediately since I was able to boot to Windows.
 

A:Dell Vostro 1510 won't boot

Do you have the same results when you try starting in safe mode?
vicks
 

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Hi Friends,

I've encountered a small problem.
When I tried to change the boot device on my laptop, I couldn't find the info or steps needed to achive it.
I have vostro 5468 with M.2 and an additional SSD.
The OS is loaded from M.2 and I want to change the boot order, I've tried changing settings in the BIOS but all I got was no boot device found (there is an OS on the SSD as well).
How can I change it?

Would appreciate any assistance.

Tzlil. 

A:Vostro 5468 change boot

Remove all but the desired boot device in the system.  Then load the OS onto that device.  After that successfully boots, then you can reconnect the other device(s).

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Hi
I'm IT coordinator at a charity which helps citizens with problems. We have 9 Vostro 260s & 4 Vostro 260mt. Of our first batch of 5 260s, 4 have now had problems where they will not boot. 3 were returned under warranty and had new motherboards & power supply fitted, but now the 4th one has the same problem, but the warranty expired last month. If unplugged & left for a few days, it will boot once, but will fail if rebooted. The fan starts and the HD vibrates as if it is spinning. The power button is steady amber & I cannot hear any bleeps or see any flashing diagnostic lights. The monitor gets no signal - its light remains orange. I have tried swapping the power supply with a known good one from an identical PC but no change.
My Dell sales rep has not replied despite several emails. We've bought around 50 Dell PCs over the last 10 years, 13 in the last 13 months, but these V260Ss seem to have a problem.  I'd be happy to try to fit a new motherboard if that's possible (I cannot find any on the Dell website), but feel that as there must be a batch problem and thus the PCs weren't of satisfactory quality when we bought them, Dell should extend their warranty at no charge.
I work as a volunteer and am only in the office 2 days per week. I'm embarassed that I recommended Dell & we have had so many problems. 
Any suggestions?
Thanks
Steve R

A:Vostro 260s will not boot - 4th one with problem.

Hi Steve,
Our company purchased 16 Vostro 260 ST desktops in September 2011.  Near the end of their one year warranty period many of them would not boot up after they had cooled down overnight.  The desktops are in a (clean) warehouse environment where the temp can drop down to 60 degrees F.  We discovered if you warmed up the computer with a blow dryer (yes, blow warm air into the chassis for 5 to 10 minutes) then it fired up no problem.
We got 2 mother boards replaced under warranty but since the systems are no longer under warranty Dell refuses to acknowledge there is a manufacturing defect with these computers.  We have since purchased 2 more mother boards. Now the rest of the computers are failing.  We are a larger account with over 150 Dell systems plus high end servers yet Dell will not help us out on this problem.  
I have also noticed that the service from Dell has degraded over the last 2 to 3 years.  I would suggest you try the Lenovo brand (use to be IBM).  We are having good success with these systems.
If Dell reads this and responds back positively I will update this comment.  Otherwise assume they will continue not to respond.
Bill Van Vliet
Book Depot

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I wondered if my computer supports UEFI or not. I would like to install Windows 10 with UEFI configuration but my BIOS config doesn't have "Secure Boot" or "Disable Legacy Boot".

A:Does my Vostro 3500 support UEFI boot?

Press the WIN+R keys to open the Run prompt, type "MSInfo" and hit enter. Look for the "BIOS Mode" and it will shown as "UEFI" if your computer supports UEFI.
If you want to install Windows 10 with UEFI, you can use the freeware ISO2Disc to create a GPT bootable USB from Windows 10 ISO.

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I have a Dell vostro 5470. I changed a samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB. My computer then cannot start up with only the power LED blink once every time when I press the power on button.
Anyone has methods to solve it?
Thank you very much.

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Hi, I previously had problems with my Vostro 430, almost all the parts have now been replaced by Dell under warranty including the motherboard.

Once booted the machine is finally stable; but it has developed a new problem.
Upon start up I see the Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Boot Agent launch; it then gives an error; see here: YouTube - Dell Vostro 430 Boot Error
If I have any USB hard drives connected it does not pass the error screen and just blinks a cursor.

From what I can tell it appears to be trying to boot from the Network.
Thing is, I have disabled booting from the network in the boot sequence, I even tried disabling the network card all together.

I looked into it a bit more and found out about the Intel Boot Agent; this is apparently another BIOS setting (or another BIOS all together?) for network booting; I found this page: http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/cs-008018.htm which talks about disabling the boot agent (I think this is what is making the Broadcom Boot Agent launch?). The page tells you how to disable the Boot Agent but the only way to do it is by using DOS. I tried booting into the DOS prompt but when I try to run the bootutil.exe it tells me it doesn't work in 64bit mode.

So I'm not sure if I need to run the Intel tool and if this will solve the problem or if there's some other way I can fix this?

On the plus side once booted it's finally stable, the downside is I can't boot from USB or even have the drives connected if I want to r... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Dell Vostro 430 Boot Error

Check the boot order in the BIOS and make sure that the HDD is selected before NIC.

Usually boot device cd/dvd first, HDD second,NIC,USB,etc

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I cannot boot my pc and Repair Computer hangs. I see that the recovery ISO from Dell is not available for my computer. Thank you, Dell.
But I was able to get a copy of the factory.wim file off the Recovery Partition onto a USB stick before Final Failure occurred.
Two hours later after much searching I have no idea how to use this image to restore my machine to factory settings. I even made an ISO version of the file in case that would be needed to make installation media.

A:Vostro 3700 will not boot -- need to restore from factory.wim

There's a good set of information on how to restore a factory image file here:
www.goodells.net/.../win7recovery.shtml

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I've have had my Vostro 3560 since mid-2013 and this is the first problem I've had.  When I turn it on I can hear windows come up but the screen is totally black.  There are no error beeps.  I'm not sure where to start to diagnose and fix the problem.  Any help would be appreciated.

A:Vostro 3560 screen is black on boot up

Start by attaching an external monitor - is there an image on that?
Does the screen pass its built in self test (hold D through powerup - you should see a series of alternating color screens)?  
If you don't see the alternating screens, it's likely the screen is bad.  If you do, it's likely the GPU is bad.

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I have a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop. When I turn the power on, The Dell logo and then the Microsoft Window XP logo appear, but then the screen goes black. It does boot if I start it on safe mode. Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks!
 

A:Dell Vostro 1500 boot problems

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I am thinking about getting a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop with Vista Home Premium installed. However, I must be able to dual boot Win XP. I know that the model supports XP, as it is an option on purchase. I have my own copy of Win XP Home with SP2 that I can install.

From what I can gather, Dell DOES ship a true reinstall DVD for Vista, yes?

Since Windows likes to have the oldest version installed first on a dual boot configuration, then I would need to wipe the HD and break down any preexisting partitions. What parititions exist from the factory? I would imagine there is a restore partiton...should I leave it alone?

Once the HD is wiped, then I would need to install XP, but I have learned that since XP does not have SATA drivers, would need to either slipstream them into an XP CD (I have never done this) or could a person use an external USB floppy drive to load the SATA drivers?

After this hurdle, it should be a breeze, yes? Create an XP partition, install into that partition, pop in the Vista DVD, boot, and let it do its thing in the remaining space?

Also, does this monkeying around affect that MediaDirect feature? Is it a partition that needs to stay where it is?

I just want to know what I would be looking at for difficulty before I make my decision.

Are there any CLEAR, step by step instructions out there that anyone knows about?


Thanks

PK

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Hi all,

One of my Dell systems took a dive (no power, etc.) so I pulled out the hard drive and hooked it up to this Dell Vostro 260 so the person could have access to their files. I've checked the BIOS to boot from it, but nope, doesn't work. The system goes black, little cursor for a moment then asks me if I want to run repair to start normally. I've tried repair and normally but still can't boot from this external. The system does see it, so I'm really not sure what to do. Someone help, please?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Dell Vostro 260s - Won't Boot From External Drive

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I have a Vostro 1500. When you turn the power button on, you see the Dell logo and then the screen goes black. You can tell the lcd is on, just nothing on it.

I hit F12 and tried to boot to a windows cd, and it recognizes the windows cd and hit and key to boot to cd. When I do it goes starts to load , and about 15 seconds later, everything goes black, cd stop spinning , but power stays on. No fan etc.

Same results when hooked to external monitor.

I also can boot to the Dell diagnostics and ran everything and everything passed except the battery health. It will run the diagnostics fine, for hours, everything passes. But when you try to load windows or boot to cd, no go.

I can get in the bios fine.

I have tried this with the battery in and battery out. Same results both ways. The diagnostics did say the battery was bad, but it is the same reults even when the battery is not installed and I am running on adapter.

Motherboard maybe ? Motherboard diagnostics passed also . I just don't know.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Dell Vostro 1500 boot problems

Shut it down and remove AC power and the battery, then remove the cmos battery for 15 minutes, reinstall the cmos battery, big battery, and connect it to AC power, turn it on and enter the bios and set the date and time, save changes on exit, then see if it will boot into windows, if it does, update the bios immediately.

How to remove cmos battery
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos1500/en/sm/coinbatt.htm#wp1179839

Using the bios
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos1500/en/om_en/html/appendix.htm#wp1075582
Bios update
http://support.dell.com/support/dow...typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&fileid=252223

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I have a Dell Vostro 3460 which we purchased from Dell 4-5 years ago. 2 years ago we had to replace the hard drive but otherwise has operated generally well. A couple of days ago it was shut down normally for the night but the following morning the machine did not start.
After trying a few things the machine did start and ran normally. Shut the machine down, no start. After more tinkering it started again and ran alright. Scanned the machine for malware - clean. Ran a system file check (though that shouldn't stop the splash screen) and no corrupt files found. Shut the machine down and no start.
We have:
1. Removed the battery and tried  the machine on AC only. 
2. Held the power button down while it was NOT connected to the AC or battery to force discharge the RAM
3. Attached a different AC power supply at a different AC power source (both used by another laptop without issues) - no response.
4. Held the Fn button while turning on the unit (with no apparent results)
The machines power LED light comes on and the 3 utility buttons (upper right corner above the keyboard) cycle through (they light up) but nothing beyond that. No boot up sounds when listening to the unit.
Any thoughts?

A:Vostro 3460. No Post/Splash Screen. No Boot

Hi,Welcome to our Community. Try pressing the function key (Fn) and then the power button together, check if the system goes to the diagnostic mode.Let us know the LED status on the AC adaptor when the adaptor is connected and when the adaptor is not connected to the system.

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Hello everyone,

since a few months, I'm the proud owner of a Vostro 3350.
But i am really trying hard to install Windows 7 in native EFI mode on it.
The Aptio firmware must support EFI boot.
But I can't find the option for the EFI Shell.

Thank you in advance for any help

A:How do I boot Windows 7 x64 in UEFI mode on my Vostro 3350?

You might check this web site
forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php

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Computer failure. Need to reinstall Windows
Was running Windows 7 Profession. Microsoft installed Windows 10 before I realised what was happening. But it has been working fine.
Computer crashed to blue screen. Would not reboot. System restore and all other recovery options have failed. Endless repair loops.
What now? I have no idea where my original Windows 7 cd is. Can I obtain a digital version from Dell using another computer and install to duff computer using USB stick?
Currently trying to install Windows 10 Home from USB stick prepared using a Microsoft downloadable app. Is this likely work? I have no Windows Product Key.

A:Vostro 3500 fails to boot, recover or repair

First thing to do is run an extended test on the hard drive -- F12 at powerup.  It could well be a hardware failure, particularly given the age of the system.
If the drive fails, replace it.
Windows 7 is not available for download - you'll either need to have prepared a set of recovery media or to contact Dell to purchase that now.  If WIndows 10 was activated on the system, it has a digital entitlement and you can reinstall 10 without needing a product key.

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I am thinking about getting a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop with Vista Home Premium installed. However, I must be able to dual boot Win XP. I know that the model supports XP, as it is an option on purchase. I have my own copy of Win XP Home with SP2 that I can install.

From what I can gather, Dell DOES ship a true reinstall DVD for Vista, yes?

Since Windows likes to have the oldest version installed first on a dual boot configuration, then I would need to wipe the HD and break down any preexisting partitions. What parititions exist from the factory? I would imagine there is a restore partiton...should I leave it alone?

Once the HD is wiped, then I would need to install XP, but I have learned that since XP does not have SATA drivers, would need to either slipstream them into an XP CD (I have never done this) or could a person use an external USB floppy drive to load the SATA drivers?

After this hurdle, it should be a breeze, yes? Create an XP partition, install into that partition, pop in the Vista DVD, boot, and let it do its thing in the remaining space?

Also, does this monkeying around affect that MediaDirect feature? Is it a partition that needs to stay where it is?

I just want to know what I would be looking at for difficulty before I make my decision.

Are there any CLEAR, step by step instructions out there that anyone knows about?
Thanks

PK
 

A:Dual boot Vista/XP on Dell Vostro 1500

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Dell Vostro A860
Celeron 2.13ghz
2gb RAM
Windows Vista Home Basic

As soon as I install the battery, the screen with flash gray very quickly, then be black for about a second, then will display a gray screen (lighter gray to the right, and darker to the left, sometimes it flickers a good bit). This is before I press any buttons to try to start the computer. And, once the screen is gray, the computer will not respond to the on/off button (computer will not start). It makes no difference if the power cord is plugged in or not.

If I remove the battery and insert the power cord, the screen will also flash gray very quickly, the battery light will be lit for about 1 second, and then the screen will go gray (same as before). And, as before, computer will not start. No fans run, nothing but a gray screen.

But, I found out if I hit the power button after that first flash and while the screen is black, the computer will start like normal. (I'm writing this from the computer). If I shut down the computer, as soon as it is shut down (fans are off) the gray screen returns and the computer is no longer responsive.

While the computer is running the display seems fine, no troubles. It's a slow old computer, but seems to work fine otherwise.

I think someone replaced the display a couple months ago along with the keyboard and DVD drive.

The charger/AC adapter was replaced about a week ago with a chinese cheapo. Any chance that charger could have done something internal? Right n... Read more

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Hi,

I recently upgraded the ram in my Vostro 1500 from 2 512MB sticks to 2 1GB sticks. The installation was fine and my computer ran much faster for the next two days. However, now the computer refuses to boot. I press power, the caps lock key will flash for about 30 seconds and then power off. Nothing else turns on, there's no error message or anything. I assume this is some problem with the RAM but I have tried resetting it and switching it around but to no avail. I'm away from home at the moment so I can't put the old sticks back in to see if that will fix it. Is there anything else I can try to fix this? Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide.
 

A:Dell Vostro 1500 Flashing Caps Lock, no boot-up

Hello there.

The first thing you would need to do is swap the new sticks with the old sticks to see if the computer boots up. If it does, then your RAM is either faulty, some settings need to be tweaked or there could possibly be incompatibilities. Post back when you get the chance to test the old memory.
 

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I have a Vostro 400. It halts on the Dell black and white splash screen (F2 and F12 in the upper right corner). Pressing the F2 or F12 keys have no effect. This last time (today) that it happened, I let it sit powered up and it is now on a black/white screen that says Windows is loading files and appears to have stopped. Most recent hardware is a new Cannon printer, installed maybe 2 months ago and the Vostro ran fine until maybe 2 weeks ago. I have not checked the power supply yet, but I have replaced the battery to no effect. I've tried booting from CD but the machine doesn't seem to be getting to that point.

Suggestions?
 

A:Vostro 400 boot problem - halts on Dell splash screen

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My computer loads up fine goes to the windows logo , then goes black , after about 30 seconds the computer restarts itself and does this same proccess over and over. I have tried everything disabling onboard, reinstalling windows , uninstalling drivers and doing a clean install, etc im really fustrated and dont know what to do next . Any help is GREATLY appreciated!

A:Dell Vostro 200 wont Boot up after Installing new Graphics Card

Maybe try different version of the drivers. I had one recently that the updated drivers killed the system. Also, is it possible the card could be defective?

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Hello.
Booting the vostro 3350 takes about 2 minutes (black screen). Maybe there is a problem with the AMD Radeon 7400M card.
Is there a new driver for Windows 10 available?
Thanks.

A:Windows 10 boot problem on vostro 3350 (AMD Radeon 7400M)

Hi,Finally I've won the battle with W10 (Windows 10) and have all devices in device manager properly installed (no single yellow exclamation mark) and all of them works perfectly (fingerprint reader, free fall sensor, 3G modem, card reader etc, etc.)The 2min boot freeze is caused by faulty default W10 ATI Radeon HD 7400M driver.
Additionally W10 default Intel HD 3000 driver is disabling Intel Quick Sync (QSV) technology (insane fast hardware H264 encoding in short, e.g.: "average encoding speed for job is 271.954529 fps."
For me the solution was to replace default Windows 10 Intel / ATI drivers (provided by M$ via Windows Update) and replace them with customized ones for ATI 7400M/ Intel HD 3000:
"Catalyst UnifL – Catalyst Unified Leshcat Drivers" [ http://leshcatlabs.net/unifl-unified-leshcat-drivers/ ]
Since then hardware Intel Quick Sync (QSV) h254 encoding (in Handbrake and q264) in Windows 10 works like a charm and initial boot freeze is gone!
Regards,
Anocs

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A friend gave me a Dell Vostro 2510, he replaced. He said it didn't work, he thought it was a hard drive failure or motherboard fried, but he replaced it and gave it to me with the words, If you can fix it, it's yours...

I have spent hours reading forums, at Dell and Microsoft, and trying to recall the old DOS commands I learned years ago, etc... I have the factory disc's that came with the machine. When I try to re-install or repair the Vista Business OS 32 bit, it gets as far as "Load Drivers - insert disc" and then it just stalls there. The progress bar bar keeps "moving" but the machine just stays there at that window and does nothing. I finally stumbled onto the command prompt from there. When I move up in directories, I get to "X" drive. When I run a dir on that, it lists a dir that looks like a Windows OS directory but here I can't seem to do much. I can see 2 drives I think "root" directories ".." and "..." (am not at the machine right now, but as I recall, in every DOS system structure there are two directories listed as "." or "..") etc..? Then a dir for Windows. In Windows there is what looks like all the files you would expect to find. I haven't itemized the list yet... I asked him later and he finally confessed that he did a reinstall, screwed it up, he reformatted the disc, installed the OS in one partition, seems he used it for awhile then he said it &quo... Read more

A:Master Boot Record ? Gone in Dell Vostro 2510 Vista OS

I think I'd just contact either the person who gave it to you...or Dell...for the appropriate disks...or replacements.

Louis

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I have a Vostro 200 tower and also a Vostro 200 slim.  I am not using the slim version and I would like to know if the memory from the slim can be used in the tower?

A:Dell Vostro 200 Slim and Vostro 200 Tower

the memory is the same in both versions.

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Hello,
My Vostro 230 HD crashed I got a new drive installed it but when I boot the pc and tell it in the boot startup to boot from dvd it says no boot device. I used another dvd from a vostro 230 and same results. Does the Dell system restore dvd boot? If not how do I restore the system if so what am I doing wrong?
Thanks for any ideas.

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Hi,
I'm new here. I've got a Vostro 400 and I've been gaming some. I've got an Intel Core 2 Duo e6550 CPU PLGA775 on motherboard with an Intel(R) G33/G31/P35/P31 Express Chipset. I was looking around the internet and it seems I can only find some information about my model of motherboard. I've used the Dell system detect utility and I've used the Intel SIU but both can't tell me what the motherboard is. I would like a GPU that's a good fit to upgrade to. I've found a better CPU on ebay.ca Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3 GHz and all I want to know is if this CPU will fit and which GPU's would be good?

A:Need someone to help with my Vostro 400

en.community.dell.com/.../19249074

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I'm thinking toabout upgrade my pc Vostro 420 Core 2 duo E6650 to i5 . Tell me if it's possible

A:can I upgrade vostro 420

No, it's not possible.

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Hi, can you check the Vostro 5568 M2 socket support M2 NVMe?

A:Vostro 5568

It does not support NVMe.  It is M.2 SATA.

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hi guys.. following is the link for ssd product that i am going to buy. can you kindly tell me that following product is compatible with my vostro 5568 laptop or not?
www.ebay.co.uk/.../322363818924
i am sorry if this violates your terms of the site but i saw many ssd sizes on market so i am little bit of confused. By the way vostro 5568 user manual pdf does not include the info on ssd that much. thanks

A:ssd for vostro 5568

It'll work, but if your plans are to run the operating system from a 128G drive, you'll find you'll run out of space very easily -- 256 is a better practical minimum size for a Windows OS drive.

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hi im new here and im just getting back into computing.
i just bought a cheap tower vostro 430 i5 750.
came with 4gb ddr3 1333 and nvidia 310 gpu 350w psu.
quad core 2.66ghz turbo 3.2 ghz.
iv now got 12gb ddr3 1333, radeon r9 270 powercolour 2gb gddr5.
500w psu
is there anyway to overclock these machines. bios is 2.1.0 and i cannot see anything in the setting to modify the cpu output. is there a way of doing it. also can i run 1600mhz ddr3 ram aslo cannot see anything in settings to change ram output any help would be great.
ps i havnt used a computer in about 12 years so a little bit rusty.
so far ive spent a little under 200 for tower and upgrades. on a very low budget just trying to match ps4 graphically so i would like the processor to run upto 3.8 ghz
ive installed something to overclock the gpu. just cant work out the cpu.
i will build another pc in time when i have the money 2. good starter to learn on

A:vostro 430 overclock

curlz1987
hi im new here and im just getting back into computing.
i just bought a cheap tower vostro 430 i5 750.
came with 4gb ddr3 1333 and nvidia 310 gpu 350w psu.
quad core 2.66ghz turbo 3.2 ghz.
iv now got 12gb ddr3 1333, radeon r9 270 powercolour 2gb gddr5.
500w psu
is there anyway to overclock these machines. bios is 2.1.0 and i cannot see anything in the setting to modify the cpu output. is there a way of doing it. also can i run 1600mhz ddr3 ram aslo cannot see anything in settings to change ram output any help would be great.
ps i havnt used a computer in about 12 years so a little bit rusty.
so far ive spent a little under £200 for tower and upgrades. on a very low budget just trying to match ps4 graphically so i would like the processor to run upto 3.8 ghz
ive installed something to overclock the gpu. just cant work out the cpu.
i will build another pc in time when i have the money 2. good starter to learn on
curlz1987
Sorry to say, the Vostro 430 does not have the ability to be overclocked.
Bev.

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usually when i press the minus button on the allinone it allows me to adjust the brightness now it just does auto adjust 

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I have a Dell Vostro 460 that presently has two 8 GB memory modules.  I've got four memory slots.  Can I add two more 8 GB modules to make 32 GB?  It looks like it should work in theory, but are there any practical reasons why I can't do it?
Thanks for your help,
Don Macnaughton

A:Can I Use 4 x 8 GB = 32 GB Memory in my Vostro 460?

I installed two new 8 GB modules to give 4 x 8 = 32 GB of RAM.  Both the BIOS and Windows report 32 GB of RAM.  The Windows memory test was passed without problems.  The computer is working normally and a simulation that formerly took 66 minutes now takes 39 minutes.
Thanks to Osprey, SpeedStep and Dudde for your help.
Don

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If I upgrade my CPU to Intel Core i3 2120 (2nd Gen) 3.30 GHz, chip set is Intel H61, then install 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 RAM, will I need to, and be able too, upgrade the BIOS.  I am running Ubuntu 16.04, 64 bit.

A:16GB RAM for Vostro 260 ?

Always best to update to the latest version of BIOS before upgrading the CPU. If the version you have now doesn't support the new chip it won't boot after you swap chips.
NOTE: Make sure you know if this system actually is compatible with Intel Core i3 2120 (2nd Gen).  I don't know. And even if you have the latest BIOS, it still might not support that chip. So search these forums to see what CPU upgrades other users have reported...

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Hi,
Can someone please help me.
At work they bought me a Vostro 320 however the webcam is not working. I can't find any drivers in relation to this PC.
Please Help!

A:Vostro 320 no WebCam

Drivers are on the Dell Support Site.
support.dell.com/.../driverslist.aspx
Chipset Drivers are Required for Devices to enumerate correctly.
http://ftp.us.dell.com/chipset/R220549.exe

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Hello,

I have Dell vostro 430 with 054KM3 motherboard  and nvidia gt 220 video card. But after 6 years my video card is almost dead.
I looked up the forum to find compatible video card with my system and i found ATI Radeon HD 4350 and ATI Radeon HD 7750 but sadly none of them are available in my country.
I looked in the internet and i found the GT 730, so will it work on my system??

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Hello my name is Dave and im having troubles with my Dell Vostro 1000. Ok Im a computer tech. So atleast i like to think so. But when it comes to laptops not so much! I could build, Fix, Tear apart PC's But im not so good with laptops. My issue is that when i got this laptop the lady said it was working then it just died. So when she said i could have it i ofcourse said yes i never turndown a free computer or laptop. So i took the computer home plugged it in and it turned on. So i felt bad that this lady just gave me a free laptop. So i called her up and said listen i plugged it in and it works fine. She said give it alittle it will shut off. So sure enough it did. So i put in 3 different hard drives formatted the all and put windows xp on them and all 3 of them after I installed everything hard this wierd sound like a high pitch winding down noise then a click. and it shuts down or turns off. Some time it goes to a blue screen that has some codes on it and says memory dump. Now i could type them codes down but i was just wondering if anyone has had this problem or might know what it might be. If you need the error codes ill be more then happy to type them in for ya. thanks in advance. Much help needed cause its a really nice laptop and i wouldnt mind keeping it for myself.

A:vostro 1000

Hello Dave & welcome to the forum!

Is it getting hot? Turn it over, remove the battery, unplug it & spray the vents & cpu fan out with compressed air.
Make sure that the cpu fan is spinning when powered on.

Reseat & test the memory with mem386.
Thats what I would do

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Since the thread I was posting this in originally was closed, I'm starting a new one as suggested by the person who closed the thread.
According to Dell, the Vostro 230 desktop only supports 4GB (2x2GB) of DDR3 RAM. The purpose of this post is to list 4GB sticks (with model/part numbers) that I have personally tested to work in a Vostro 230 desktop. I will keep the Vostro 230 I have on hand and update the list periodically as I test more RAM.
Disclaimer: I cannot guarantee that the RAM that worked in my Vostro will work in others, due to different motherboard revisions and BIOS. This is intended to give people a pool of information to help determine what works and what doesn't.
Original post (now locked): http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19451189/20750095#20750095
Test Machine:
Vostro 230 Desktop
Motherboard P/N: 7N90W
BIOS: 1.2.0
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Tested/Compatible RAM:
AOC, 4GB, PC3-10600U, 1333MHz, 16 chips, AA1333D3N9/4G 
Corsair XMS3, 4GB, PC3-10600U, 1333MHz, 16 chips, CMX4GX3M1A1333C9
Crucial, 4GB, PC3-10600U, 1333MHz, 16 chips, CT51264BA1339.C16FER2
Hynix, 4GB, PC3-10600U, 1333MHz, 16 chips, HMT351U6BFR8C-H9 N0 AA
Micron, 4GB, PC3-10600U, 1333MHz, 16 chips, MT16JTF51264AZ-1G4D1
Micron, 4GB, PC3-10600U, 1333MHz, 16 chips, MT16JTF51264AZ-1G4M1
Samsung, 4GB, PC3-10600U, 1333MHz, 16 chips, M378B5273CH0-CH9
Incompatible RAM:

A:Vostro 230 Compatible RAM

Thanks for this list.  I have been having trouble getting some of my Vostro 230 PCs to accept 2x4 GB.
I have had success with  the following:
GSkill, 2x4GB, PC3 10666, 1333MHz, (?) chips, F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

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My daughter was donated a computer and we really trying to get it to work but there is nooo way.  If anyone can help
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I turn it on and the screen is black asking for a password. During start up I have options f2 and f12. Both options lead back to this same screen.  I've tried f11 repeatedly. Nothing ..  

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I have been reading if this video card will work, GeForce 9 Series 9500GT 1GB DDR2 , cant find anything. I know from what I have read a 300 watt power supply should work ok. I am only running a dvd and 1 hard drive. Thanks for any input. The 300 watt power supply in it was the stock one from the factory.

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