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Dell Inspiron 1545 upgrade to Windows 7 64, cannot get webcam drivers

Q: Dell Inspiron 1545 upgrade to Windows 7 64, cannot get webcam drivers

I've browsed several forums with this issue, and cannot get a fix.

I upgraded a Dell Inspiron 1545 from Vista 64 to 7 64. Everything went off without a hitch (boy was I surprised).
Now that I have it all up and running, I cannot get my webcam working.

I have attempted to install the drivers off the Dell CD that came with the laptop. These are Vista 64 drivers, and they don't work. I have downloaded the drivers from the dell website - they are the same drivers as the CD.

Someone told me I could 'run the webcam in compatibility mode', but if the computer isn't even recognizing the webcam, how would that work?

Device Manager says the webcam is working properly.

I'm at my wits end with this. I really don't want to have to downgrade to Vista, but it's pretty important that this camera work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Dell Inspiron 1545 upgrade to Windows 7 64, cannot get webcam drivers

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Dell Inspiron 1545 upgrade to Windows 7 64, cannot get webcam drivers

Hi,I have been searching around for a solution to your problem. And I found this driver which is an XP driver but it should work.R203385

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Hi Thanks for reply. My friends Inspiron 1545 came pre-loaded with Vista Home Premium 32 bit. He bought the activation key from Sofoway in Banbury. They sent a link to Microsoft to download Windows 7 Pro 64 bit., which I did for him, as he’s not computer literate. I clean installed Windows7 Pro and then did the free upgrade to Windows10 Pro 64 bit. His computer was running fine. He came to pick it up from my place. I showed him it running Windows 10 and he was happy. Then about ten days later he called me and told me that he’s installed his mcAfee unlimited Internet Security, which he’d purchased from PcWorld. He got the activation key card, went home and went on McAfee, downloaded the software and so he tells me, after it activated, he got a message from McAfee telling him all his drivers were either out of date or weren’t installed. He called them and they passed him to some company on the phone that he doesn’t remember the name of and they offered to update and install any missing drivers for 80 pounds sterling and they requested him to activate Remote Assistant, which he did so they could take over his laptop and configure the drivers and missing drivers. He gave them his, either Debit card, or Credit card details and they took the 80 pounds from his bank account. He tells me that his laptop is running fine now, but it was running fine when I did the Windows 7 installation and the Windows 10 free upgrade, so I don’t understand why his l... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit upgrade

Any chance the 32 bit vs 64 bit was involved when McAfee was installed?  Maybe McAfee was for Windows 7 and not 10.
I have a 1545 which seems to run Win 10 fine, although I had previously replaced the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card.
Have your friend check the Event Viewer and go through the logs.  Something may be there which would help lead to solving some problem.  Keeping track of what time something happens would help in finding entries in Event Viewer.

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My sister has a Dell Inspiron 1545 Integrated Webcam that is not recognized by web-cam max or the software that came with the computer. I am the family's tech guy but I can't figure this one out. I upgraded the driver from dell and uninstalled and reinstalled the driver multiple times praying it was an install error. Please help if you have any advise.
 

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Can anyone help. I have just upgraded my Dell Inspiron 1545 from Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 32 bit home premium. However there is no driver for the built in Creative webcam and it no no longer is seen or works. There is no driver on dell support under windows 7 drivers and there is only a vista driver which does not work when installed on windows 7. Can any one help me to find a suitable driver that works.

A:Creative 1.3 mb webcam driver for Dell inspiron 1545

Hi gellhorn, welcome to the forums, have you tried loading the Vista driver you have in compatibility mode ? Compatibility Mode

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i have all the XP drivers for a dell inspiron 1545 installed except the audio...the audio driver downloaded from dell is the wrong one...i remember having this issue with another dell...and you actually had to install a lattitude driver...anybody have an idea?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 1545 wrong dell drivers

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My dell laptop has Windows 10 64 bit installed, and I have been having problems installing the latest video driver. It tells me that my computer is not compatible. I need to get the video driver installed to get OpenGL hardware acceleration working again.

A:dell inspiron 1545 video drivers

Hello,
Unfortunately, the Inspiron 1545 is not one of the systems we tested to be compatible with Windows 10.  We won't be releasing any drivers directly for that model and Windows 10.   From the search I did it doesn't look like Intel has driver support for the 4500 GMA graphics card, for Windows 10.
Some of the Inspiron 1545 systems came with discrete ATI Radeon video cards in addition to the onboard graphics.  Do you know if yours has the ATI card?  I don't know that AMD has driver support for that card for Windows 10, either.
Have you tried deleting any video drivers you have in the system, rebooting, and seeing whether Windows is able to install a native driver that may work for you?   If you would like more help troubleshooting these questions please right click on my Dell Todd username and send me a private message with the Dell Service Tag of that Inspiron 1545.  Please keep all discussions and troubleshooting here in this public thread so that others with the same questions can see what we discover.
Todd

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Is it possible to upgrade my ram to more than 4gb ? im still new in the "laptop area of expertise". i was wondering since the highest for windows vista 32 bit can i get windows vista 64 bit and upgrade it to like 6gb
sorry if this sounds stupid
 

A:Help with Dell Inspiron 1545, RAM upgrade?

You laptops maximum memory might only be 2GB. Look at the laptops specs. They will tell you what the max memory is for that model
 

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I was looking to upgrade the amount of ram in my laptop. It currently has 3gb and it can have a max of 8 so i wanted to buy this
Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 Laptop Memory Model KVR1333D3SOK2/8GR

I was wondering if this would be compatable with my laptop. Any help or recondmendations would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 RAM upgrade.

Cant go wrong with Kingston.

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I have a dell inspiring 1545 and I got a new hard drive and started installing the drivers it won't let me install the network drivers it says can not be installed on this system. Any help or ideas plz?
Windows 7 32bit home premium

A:[SOLVED] cant find drivers for my dell inspiron 1545.

and welcome to the Forum

You can go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number and download the drivers. Be sure to use IE and do not use the Dell Download Manager!

Just download the driver file, save it to the desktop and double click to install

On the list of drivers, click on the Download File and on the next page, choose Single File Download . .

See this for the order they should be installed:
How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order | Dell

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My computer was beeping on start up and would start beeping randomly while the computer was on. Sometimes it would beep non-stop and I would have to disable the internal speaker. I updated the bios and that fixed the problem, but my webcam driver and internal mic driver isn't working anymore. I've been looking around and I can't find anything. So, I came here in hope that someone can help.

I'll provide any additional information if needed.

A:Webcam drivers for Dell Inspiron 15z 5523?

Hi Legended,

Do you have any yellow exclamation marks in device manager?:

If so, you could try installing the updated audio driver (from Dell) for the mic problem; however, I don't see any specific download for the webcam, so you can either search Winodw Update for an optional driver download or try installing a simple 3rd-part webcam utility and that might fix your issue with the webcam.

Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

Also, even if you don't have any exclamation marks in device manager, I would still consider the above recommendations as well. However, there may be a few better options forthcoming from other forum members but this (at least) this can give you a place to start. Good luck.

my2cents

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545, windows 7, 64 Bit Labtop. I need help finding out whether or not this model has the Bluetooth card already installed. Im not sure what im looking for under the component list on the Dell Support Site. My Tag # is : FJJZ8L1
Any Help with this would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks, Marie

A:Dell Inspiron 1545, windows 7, 64 Bit, Bluetooth

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Is listed under Network ...
Product Support | Dell US

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Hi all,
First time poster long time reader, I am currently trying to reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 bit onto a dell inspiron 1545 with very little success, I have a windows 7 disk and a dell drivers and utilities disk and the problem I am having is after windows loads files, language selection, start setup I get the message a CD/DVD driver is missing. I then put the drivers disk into the drive and get the message no device drivers were found. Make sure the installation media contains the correct drivers. I have made the recovery disks and put them away for safekeeping (so safe in fact that I can no longer find them) so that option is now gone as is the restore from factory image PLEASE HELP as I am about to go insane and kill the laptop.

Oh and please talk to me in laymans terms as I am not a super programmer

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 onto a Dell Inspiron 1545

You may try this. As far as I am aware, there were never any driver issues with this .iso.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello guys

I have upgraded from windows vista x86 to windows 7 x64 (actually not upgraded, Fresh install) and now I don't have any DVD-RW icon in my computer under the "Devices with removable Storage"
I searched the internet and I found this link PLDS and TSST DVDRW Drives Not Found in Windows 7 | Dell

and now i'm stuck on which of them should I choose.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Installed Windows x64 on Dell Inspiron 1545 No DVD-RW

Go to dells website and input your service tag # then look for the spec sheet...in there it should give you the make and model number of your DVD drive and then you can choose which driver to download.

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Hello, 
I've had my Inspiron since the past 5-6 years and have never had any problems with it, but since it has started to become a bit slow so I was hoping to do a reinstall. 
The issue I am having is that I donot have any of the CDs or original media that it originally came with. I know that my other HP laptop (that came preinstalled with Windows 10) does not require external media for a reinstall, but since my Dell is so old, I am not so sure about it. Also I am currently running Windows 10 (free upgrade) but it came preinstalled with Windows 7.
How do I go about reinstalling Windows with a CD? Any help will be appreciated!

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 64 Bit Windows 7 reinstall (no cd). Help please

Please click on link below, hopefully it will be of help.
www.dell.com/.../Media-backup

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hey friends i want to downgrade my windows 8 to windows 8
i have dell inspiron 1545 laptop.
i guess there is no uefi option in the BIOS,
i m using windows 8 enterprise 64bit..
please help.

A:Remove Windows 8 from my DELL INSPIRON 1545.

This is an older model. From what I can tell on the Dell site, this does not have UEFI.

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Hi,
i run through all posts to find any download link for my dell inspiron N5110 webcam but found nothing.all links sent to a page which show following message.
"Details for this driver are currently unavailable. Please try again later".
kindly help,
Yasir

A:download webcam drivers for dell inspiron n5110

Okaaaaaay. I obviously have done that too. Nothing has happened. I have done everything you have told me and NOTHING works.

I'm sorry, but every one of your "suggestions" are things I did before coming to this forum.

Please take the time and help me address this issue rather than reading from a trouble shooting guide.

Thank you.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7. I try to turn on my computer, it goes through the Dell logo screen and comes up to a black screen with a blinking white cursor in the upper left corner and will not go any further. I have pushed F2 and F12 during the Dell logo screen, but nothing there will help me in anyway. I have run the diagnostics for my computer, but it reports no errors, everything passes. I have also tried hitting the F8 and Ctrl+F11 keys during the Dell logo screen, but neither of these do anything, I have the OS disc for reinstallation, but because of the computer not going past the black screen with the white blinking cursor in the upper left corner, I cannot reinstall Windows because it will not restart correctly. What do I do?

A:My Dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7 won't boot. What do I do?

If you have not run the extended (takes a couple of hours) hard drive test, that's first. F12 at powerup.  IF the drive passes the extended test, then you will likely be faced with a manual install of Windows.  Start by ordering a Windows disc:
support.dell.com/.../backupcd_form

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I am having the same issue. I just bought this laptop from somebody who had completely erased the laptop before selling to me , telling me I had to reinstall windows vista onto it. I tried putting disc in and as the laptop (Inspiron1545) reboots, it loads to DeLL screen and option for setup and boot pressing f12 comes up and when selected, options come up where I select CD\DVD then the entire DELL screen comes back loading over and over again. loads, goes black like its trying to boot , white blinker comes up at top right, then just reloads over and over again.
I have run a diagnostic and everything has passed including extended diagnostic. What do I do ?! I just purchased this laptop and it is not working ? Please help if you could. If directly emailing me will make this easier please, feel free to !!

<ADMIN NOTE: Email id removed per privacy policy>
Thank you !
-Chelana Vandusen

A:DELL INSPIRON 1545 WINDOWS VISTA BOOT

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you to boot into BIOS and check the Boot options.:

Start the computer 
Choose to enter BIOS setup. ...
Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT tab. ...
To give a CD or DVD drive boot sequence priority over the hard drive, move it to the first position in the list.

Let us know if this works.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Hi - sorry if this is in the wrong place - I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 running an upgraded version of Win7 32 bit home premium. For a few months it has had an issue with startup, sometimes when you turn it on it does the Dell loading bar screen where you can press f2 or f12 and then it just goes to a black screen with a blinking/flashing _ cursor where nothing happens. Previously this problem could be overcome by shutting down again, restarting, pressing F12 when it gave me the option to and selecting Boot from Internal HDD.

However, I turned on the laptop yesterday and it did the same thing, I tried my usual remedy only to find that it no longer works - so basically Windows won't boot and I can't use the laptop.

I can't press F8 to try and run in safe mode so I have absolutey no idea what to do.

Does anyone have a solution?!

A:Windows 7 startup problem on Dell Inspiron 1545

Do you have the win 7 DVD?

Maybe a restore dvd?

Either would be useful

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The technician I asked to remove Vista from the Inspiron 1545 and install Windows 10 in its place informs me that this is not possible because some item is missing from the hard disk. Is this correct?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3032 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1292 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227973 MB, Free - 149497 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I've had my computer just over a year and this is the second time my internal webcam has just stopped working. I have no idea what the tech guys did to fix it the first time, and I'm not under warranty anymore. When I go to device manager, it says everything is working properly. I've tried installing device updates from Dell's support website. Any other ideas?
 

A:Webcam Not Recognized - Inspiron 1545

Ah, those wonderful tech guys who fix your PC but never tell you how they did it - no surprises there.
Are you sure the webcam is actually listed in Device Manager at all?
If a device isn't listed it could mean it's actually faulty to the point where DM can't detect it.

Whatever, it won't do any harm to try re-installing it's driver, and you can download that from Dell's support website:
UK site: http://support.euro.dell.com/support/index.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=gen
If you need a different country, click top-left for a drop-down list.
 

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Windows explorer has stopped working on startup, which means that you cannot load any diagnostics to try and recover!
Have tried starting in Safe mode which ends up in the same status.

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 windows explorer has stopped working

Please explain the problem IN DETAIL. What is happening, what led up to it, etc. Also, What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 32- bit laptop with 2 GB RAM and windows vista basic
I had to install a new hard drive since the old one had failed.
I have installed windows vista basic using installation CD from dell that came with the computer and all the drivers but one (as mentioned below) by using drives CD from dell.
I have installed all the windows update as prompted.
The only driver I could not install ( do not have an idea how to ) is
Serial ATA drivers ? intel matrix storage manager
Because it gives the option of selecting 32 or 64- bit version but then no option to install it ( I did not see an exe file). I tried to download this driver from Dell website but same issue.
I am also having issues with internet explorer (currently it is IE 7) and when I select to download IE 9 it gives me message that it is not compatible with 32-bit computer.
I have tried to open and download IE from other websites, even tried to install google, fire fox but keep getting the message on all webistes that
IE cannot open the internet site ?http//???
Operation aborted.

Please advise.

A:Issues with IE and windows Vista reinstall on dell inspiron 1545

See if the Intel Driver Update Tool can find what you need on your system:

Intel? Driver Update Utility

About IE, sounds like IE has something wrong with it in its current state. Where are you finding the IE 9 download? See if a full reset of IE helps with anything.

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Today, I got an error in Windows 7. It showed a blue screen with the error message 'IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL' then the computer restarted. After the computer restarted, the same error happened again shortly after.
After the error happened a few times, I then did a System Restore to 15/03/2017. At first, that seemed to fix the problem, but then it happened again about 2 hours later.
From what I've read online, the problem is caused by a power issue or driver error. I don't know how to find out the cause of what the problem is though.
Any advice about this would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 - Blue screen error in Windows 7

Have you checked for any driver updates being done?  If you can't use the system, try booting into Safe Mode..
I will check my system to see if it has any problems.  My system has an updated Wi-Fi card and no webcam.

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I would be very grateful for any advice to help me recover my laptop, please.

It is a Dell Inspiron 1545. It came loaded originally with Windows XP, and I upgraded to Windows 7 at a later date. I do not have a system restore disc and have exhausted the system restore options that appear on-screen.

The information onscreen reads:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: STARTUPREPAIROFFLINE
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Probem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21201054
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 24
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I am at a loss and would very much appreciate your help.
 

A:System Recovery Problem with Windows 7 on Dell Inspiron 1545

What, if any, XP and Windows 7 installation and recovery media do you have?
 

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Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum, just registered recently and hope to find some answers ...

My problem:

So i had my latpop on last night whilst i was playing cards with my famuily just listening to music, when all of a sudden it died and brought up the dreaded blue screen and started running tests "Pre-boot System Assesment" and since then my Laptop hasn't been working.

Process:

When i turn my laptop on now it loads the Dell logo then says "windows is loading files ..." as if it's a new laptop, then loads some more before heading on to the Windows 7 default blue screen (with a faint green flower) as where i would log on ... But it freezes on this screen and nothing pops up, but i have control over my mouse!

I've tried everywhere and everything but to no avail, such as diagnostics, tests, BIOS changes and am at my wits end! I've tried to perform a system restore (can't find my original disc) but can't get onto safe mode or anything

Any solutions would be more than welcome, and thanks for taking your time to read this

Regards

Mathew

A:Dell Inspiron 1545, Windows 7, Blank login screen!

Press F12 at boot & run the Dell diagnostic tool.

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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New Inspiron1545 that out of the box does not have any software loaded regarding integrated web cam.  I look on Dell Driver web site but there is no device driver/software for the Webcam manager specific to the 1545 (Vista 64 bit).
Isn't this supposed to be loaded at the factory?  Why isn't the driver section of the support page intuitive so that it leads me directly to any software I need for my laptop?  Where do I find this Dell Webcam Manager software?
Thx
PS: I accidently downloaded and extracted the wrong webcam manager package (1545 was not supported).  The install failed (this pkg did not support vista 64 bit).  I tried to delete the folder and its contents, but it claims I don't have persmission (I am a system admin on my machine).  What is going on here?  How can I remove this incorrect package/directory????

A:Inspiron 1545 missing Webcam Manager

I had the same problem - here's how I fixed it.  First, you should probably uninstall any webcam managers that you previously installed (in Control Panel choose "Programs and Features").  To install the correct software, first update the drivers: go to Control Panel, choose "Device Manager", choose "Imaging Devices", double click "Integrated Webcam", choose the "Driver" tab on top, then click the "Update Driver" button.  After that all runs (you might have to reboot) then go find all the disks that came with your computer.  There should be one called "APPLICATION Already Installed on Your Computer (which the lazy losers obviously did not install for us).  It's the one that says on the bottom "For Reinstalling Dell Webcam Central Software".  Go ahead and install that (you will have to reboot again).  After that is done you should be able to find it in your programs list using the Start button called "Dell Webcam Central".  If you click on "Dell Webcam Central" it might look like it doesn't do anything, but it should appear in the system tray on the right hand side of your screen where you can double click it to open it.  Hope that helps.

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this link will take you to the download
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=N2X8D&osCode=ww1&fileId=3000150678&dgc=SM&cid=260354&lid=4784242 dell sx2210 montor webcam sw1,1

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this wass also a reply to another thread posted by romeshomey, link bellow:
en.community.dell.com/.../19989564
---------My laptop model is Inspiron 17R 5720 and Im having the exact same problem after the Microsoft Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607: August 31, 2016 - KB3176938, done Sep 4th. I was also already running Win10 and it didnt mess with Webcam Central - till yesterday when I gave the reboot necessary to install the update files.Pan/Zoom/Position Arrows show as available to be used but if you try to use then, nothing happens and back to full zoom. Only thing it allows me to do is to change to Face Tracking.I called Dell Suport Center and for about 2 hours I ran diagnostics and tried possible solutions with the tech assistant but he wasnt very helpfull at all. All diagnostics came back with positive/OK/passed results and they offered me a paid support to fix the problem. Not exactly a good solution, is it?It was clear though MS updates messed up with the webcam driver - I checked myself at Devices/Imaging there was an update for the driver done exactly when MS updates were done. Unfortunatelly, the rollback option wasnt available. For that matter, I decided to uninstall the whole Windows KB3176938 and CAPICOM (what ever that is) updates done using Control Panel/Updates but no-go. Next step was to google for that problem which leaded me to other Dell Forum threads pointing to reinstall Webcam Central which also didnt work at all then I bumped into your threa... Read more

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hi all. i have dell inspiron 1545 , windows vista . i have a blue screen, STOP Error 0x0000007b ( windows recovery error ). a recent software or hardware change may cause . i am unable to reboot . even when i use dvd for re-installation, again same sceen is poping up, even i choose safe mode same blue screen is poping up. i do not have any option . i am unable to passthe system recovery error screen . please help if anyone has information
 

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Over the last 2 days I have been having a problem as indicated in the title of this post. The fault has rectified itself 3 times, but again today, it is back to "battery plugged in, not charging." As I am running the laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium; 32 bit) on the adapter without problems, I assume that the adapter itself may not be faulty.
I also have a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop running Windows 7.  Can I safely use that adapter with the Vista laptop, without causing damage to the Vista ?  If it is safe to do so, and the battery on the Vista starts charging, then it would indicate that the Vista adapter/charger has some kind of fault.
Hoping someone can give me some guidance. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. Battery plugged in not charging. Can I use adapter from a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop ?

If the adapter has the same plug and the same or higher power rating, you can swap them.
Check to see whether the 1545 recognizes the AC adapter or whether it shows unknown (F2 at powerup).  If it shows unknown with two different adapters, you have a bad power jack or a bad mainboard.

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I just got my friends laptop yesterday because she got a BSOD and wants me to fix it. I can't get anywhere, it won't boot in any mode. Any help is greatly appreciated. i tried booting from the XP_RE_CON.iso and went to boot options so it would boot from the CD and it gave me a different blue screen. stop:0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF748E0BF, 0xF78DA208, 0xF78D9F08) pci.sys - Address F748E0BF base at F7487000, DateStamp 3b7d855c

what other information can i post that will help assess the issue?

thanks so much!

A:BSOD on Dell Inspiron 1545 with windows vista, wont even start up in safe mode

What was she doing when it quit working?

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Please Help with my dell inspiron 1545[Unresolved]

i needed a mouse for it so i got a iHome 5 button optical mouse its compatible with vista, so i got it tried to use it, when i plug it in i can use it for 1 second then it stops working, im not sure what to do. It says its unrecognized but idk.
 

A:Help with my dell inspiron 1545

and i've also tried to use different usb ports.
 

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hello, I have a dell inspiron 1545 3GB ram , 160GB hard , 32bit operation system
I had windows vista home premium installed in ma system but i didnt like it so i installed windows 7 32bit in my system , it works fine but most of my laptop's fuctions wont work on it , Like when i turn down my laptop's volume it doesnt show me in the display but it works , same with the brightness and Wlan switch button, they all work perfactly fine but without any screen display , it used to come with the display on windows vista and i had a webcam studio installed in ma laptop with windows vista that allowed me to take pictures and record videos through ma webcam and save them on my pc ,Does windows 7 has any webcam software like this ? one more thing ,My webcam wont work with my msn live messanger, I works fine with yahoo messanger or on facebook an youtube ,when i try it on my msn it says'' messanger's not ready for webcam try again later' i tried everything uninstalling webcam driver and msn messanger but nothing worked, PLEASE help me , anything would work ! thanks !

A:Help me with my dell inspiron 1545 please !!

Drivers & Downloads=

I'm not sure that you'll find all that you want there, but it's a start.

You may find more under Vista.

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was told to post this here instaed of installation ans set up..
help needed help needed on a dell i got today.. i bought it cheap. due to the fact that the person i got it from was scared of a warning she got a day or 2 ago. on the laptop screen is a police screen saying to pay the fine to ??????? or else, and her ip addy is being logged as illegal.
anyway back to my problem
i thought i would re-install windows 7 as the factory back up has been deleted
on boot up i get the blue screen of death!
if i try low level format laptop freezes?
i managed to install linux mint no problem at all.
i try windows again and blue screen again

tried maxtor powermax to low level and kill disc

any help appreciated guys

if this post is not allowed i apologise now but im at my wits end with it

A:dell inspiron 1545 help

in2media,

I have asked Cottonball to take a look at your issue. I believe you still have something hiding after you did a format on the drive when you had the FBI randsomware.

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hey guys
im having a bit of trouble i noticed someone else posted the same kinda thing but mines for a laptop
backstory : had the laptop sincejan/feb 2011 its woked amazing ive played the same game on it (eve online) since i got it also played sims 3 for a bit
recently as in the last 3 days its been freezing on and off every minute- minute and a half happend about 10pm at night was doing somthing in eve and it froze for about 20 seconds by the time it worked again my ship had blown up..since then its been slowly escalting the freezing periods getting longer and more dramatic its not just in the game any more either its freezes on the internet explorer it freezes watching films it even froze 10 seconds after i restarted its becoming unusable and for its age its a joke..other affects recently noticed..when the system is on desktop with abosultly no programs running its using 2.17gb of ram out of 3gb and 70% cpu usage.. theres 75 process running i can add screen shots if you guys like.
laptop is scanned daily with avast and ccleaner is used
specs : ------------------
System Information
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Time of this report: 8/17/2011, 23:28:50
Machine name: TOMMURPHY-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 1545
BIOS: Phoenix ROM B... Read more

A:dell inspiron 1545

Try looking in Event Viewer for hints on errors at the times it locks up.

I would start with tunning diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading the diagnostic tool for the hard drive brand and making a bootable disc.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

If the drive checks out ok, It's Probably worth testing your memory . . click on the link to Memtest in my signature . . let it run on one stick at a time overnite or until it starts reporting errors

How to burn an ISO file:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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My daughter has a Dell Inspiron that had Wireless Internet at one time. One night she shut it down and went to start it the next day and it can't find a Network. We have 2 other laptops and a desktop that can find it just fine. We have done System Restore, spent hours on the phone with the cable/internet provider and with the router company. It won't even troubleshoot. I saw a similiar question about an HP and you guys fixed it. However, this did not seem to pertain to the Dell.

I asked this question on PCTechByte, or something like that, and the only response was from someone being smart, asking how many times I dropped it out the window, etc... I am hoping you can help before we have a pretty pink Dell paperweight!

Thanks!
 

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Hi... Ok here's my problem that hopefully someone will know the answer to: I've got a dell Inspiron 1545, running windows 7. It became really slow one day and I thorght it was because I have quite a few iPhone pics and music files, so I started to take them off but during the process the computer come up with system recovery. So I followed the instructions and it came up that the system couldn't fix the problem automatically and it was something to do with my iPhone that I needed to uninstall it on my computer, which I attempted to do but now I can't get it to even load up in order to uninstall it. I would be really greatfull if anybody can help. Many thanks

A:Dell Inspiron 1545

Uninstall all Apple software in Programs and features. also go to the "PC Running Slow?" link in my signatures.

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help needed on a dell i got today.. i bought it cheap. due to the fact that the person i got it from was scared of a warning she got a day or 2 ago. on the laptop screen is a police screen saying to pay the fine to ??????? or else, and her ip addy is being logged as illegal.
anyway back to my problem
i thought i would re-install windows 7 as the factory back up has been deleted
on boot up i get the blue screen of death!
if i try low level format laptop freezes?
i managed to install linux mint no problem at all.
i try windows again and blue screen again

tried maxtor powermax to low level and kill disc

any help appreciated guys

if this post is not allowed i apologise now but im at my wits end with it

A:dell inspiron 1545 help

Hi in2media

Open up a thread in System Security .

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Please help. I've got a Dell Inspiron 1545 with Windows 7 on it. Almost everytime I use it settings and things have been changed even though it stays locked in my office which is in my garage and noone but myself has a key. Also, I'm often redirected when online yet I've run McAfee, Advanced Systems Care 5 as well as Microsofts latest antimalware program and all that is ever found are cookies. I've attached a Hijackthis log in hopes that someone could help me with this. Please advise. Thank you.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1545

Don't see anything alarming in the HiJackThis log.
I would attempt a test install with a new or borrowed hard drive, then making sure all Dell drivers are installed, and then run Windows update or Microsoft update a few times to be sure all updates are downloaded and installed.

Then if the problem remains the same, you ought to have a certified tech who knows Dell take a look at it. It it works properly with the test drive, you know what to do next.
 

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Hello!
I've had an Inspiron 1545 for almost 6 years so far. And during all this time I've been upgrading it, installing 8 GB RAM memory, 256 GB SSD, and Core 2 Duo T9600 CPU, I also updated BIOS to latest official version, A14. Last week a friend brought me a Core 2 Extreme QX9300 CPU, listed as compatible with my Inspiron's GM45 chipset and PGA478 socket. I installed it (of course applying thermal paste on it) and when I turned on the laptop, it didn't even get to the BIOS boot screen, just stayed there, on but not doing anything. After trying a couple of times, I thought it could just be not compatible with this machine. But then I tried once more, and it booted. I went to BIOS Setup and it was recognizing its 4 cores and specs. I booted my OS, used it for a while and everything was working fine, temperatures were ok, but then I tried turning the laptop off and on again, and it didn't boot. As I was using the 65W AC, and this laptop also supports a 90W AC, I thought that could help, so I got one of those but the result was the same: it turned on but no booted and randomly, when trying several times, it booted.
I've made a lot of research trying to find a similar case but I didn't find one. I'm confused because the laptop recognized the Quad Core CPU and I could use it without trouble once I got the machine to boot, so I guess that means the QX9300 is actually supported by my Inspiron. But I couldn't find out why I can't get it to boot... Read more

A:Inspiron 1545 CPU Upgrade

At the time your system was built, those QX9300 CPUs cost more than entire 1545 system - no one would have thought to test on in a 1545.  That said, since the problem is at startup when the power draw is high, it's most likely your system board's voltage regulators cannot supply the power demand of the Q CPU - it's 10W higher than anything your system was designed to handle.

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Can the Intel  t6400 be  overclocked or is an upgrade to INTEL T9900 better for 2d Autocad in the Inspiron .

A:Inspiron 1545 CPU upgrade

No - and even an upgraded CPU likely won't help much, since the problem is more likely the GPU than the CPU.
This is a 7-8 year old system that wouldn't have been a good candidate for running AutoCAD even when it was new - let alone now.

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My screen has some dead pixels, and I'm looking to replace it. Is there a higher resolution screen available, or would I be stuck with the 1366x768 model? Thank you!

A:Inspiron 1545 LCD upgrade?

If a higher resolution panel was offered, you can  upgrade -- but will also need to change the wiring harness that attaches the display to the mainboard.
Be sure you locate a screen that's compatible with your model - you can't simply buy on specifications.  Try parts-people.com -- they should be able to supply both a screen and the wiring harness you need.

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I am trying to determine if the HDD on a coworker's Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop (Service Tag # BV223K1) is failing or if there is some other problem. It came with Windows 7 and was upgraded to Windows 10 last summer with no problems. Last week, my friend said it was taking a long time to boot up and some programs were running slow.

He asked if I could reformat it and reinstall Windows 10. I tried to use DBAN to completely zero out the drive before the installation. It ran OK for a while and then really slowed down, showing it would take 296 hour to complete at one time. It finally reported failure and stopped at about 2% completion.

The HDD is a 500GB WD SATA drive. I was hoping to run WD's diagnostics utilities, but found out that they are no longer available as an ISO file for burning a bootable CD. Only Windows and DOS versions are available.

Is there any other free diagnostic utility someone could recommend that does not require launching Windows or DOS in order to use it?

Yes, we know this is an old model computer. My friend would still like to have it running for his young son to watch DVDs and downloaded videos, without asking to borrow dad's new notebook. He is willing to replace the HDD if we are sure that will fix the problem.
 

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Chuck:

If you haven't already checked it, these are the original specs for that Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop:
Intel Pentium T4400 2.20 GHz dual core processor
3 GB(2 GB + 1 GB) DDR2 RAM
Dell WD-ML160 250 GB hard drive

It appears that it was upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit to Windows 10 Home 64-bit in September 2016.
It appears that the original hard drive was upgraded to a 500 GB one, but it's unknown if it was during that same period and if it was a new or used one.

Diagnosing a failing hard drive is beyond my knowledge, so I'll let someone else address that issue.
Good luck.

Frank

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Hello

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and I've had it since May, last year. Its been sent off back to Dell once for a hardrive replacment.

I've rang dell up and they made me run a test whilst I was on the phone to them. They told me by the results of the test that the problem was a software issue and not a hardware issue. Having found this out they put me through to the software department and they told me they were going to charge me something like 50 for them to fix it for me over the phone. Before I pay this I thought I'd post on here and see if you guys can fix it first.

Basically, when I turn my lap top on it comes to the screen where it says "Start windows normally" "Start in Safe mode" ect ect... When I click any of them, it just restarts my laptop and comes back to that very same screen. I have no recovery discs or anything like that.

Thankssss

Paul.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 not loading up

Dell computers ship with a hidden recovery partition that will let you return the notebook back to factory default. You access the recovery partition by pressing CTRL-F11 as the BIOS tests start up. In my experience, the timing is a little critical, so you may have to try this several times.

The restore will reformat the hard drive, so you will loose all your data unless it's backed up.
 

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Hey Guys,

My Dell Inspirion 1545 won't start up at all !

The charger broke a while ago, so now i brought a new one. I plugged it in, the white light came on i tried to start it but nothing. so i left it to charge !

Now i come home tried to turn it on and nothing.

I removed the power and the battery held down the on button for 60secs replaced it all and tried again still nothing.

I have then took the RAM and HDD out, tried again and nothing, replaced them all one by one and again nothing !

ITs annoying cos the laptop is full of photos of my son which i need to keep, and ofcourse i wanna use the laptop !

Any idea guys ?
 

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