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Dell Inspiron 1545 - Mouse/Touchpad not working

Q: Dell Inspiron 1545 - Mouse/Touchpad not working

Hi,

I have bought the Dell Inspiron 1545 in 2009 which it had Windows 7, then it stopped working for a long time after it has been fixed due to HDD problems and connectivity.
But now I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 yesterday and for some reason that my Touchpad/Mousepad has stopped working, so I am just wondering if it something to do with the drivers or the connections inside the laptop which it might be loose.
Does this laptop has an enabled/disable feature on the keyboard to lock the mousepad, which I might've accidently pressed which I can't find where it is on the keyboard.
Thanks!
Yours Sincerely,
Benjamin123

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Preferred Solution: Dell Inspiron 1545 - Mouse/Touchpad not working

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 - Mouse/Touchpad not working

Hi, I am using this driver on my Inspiron 1545 ALPS Touchpad Driver Driver Details | Dell US. It works well.

Good luck, werty

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OK so I have tried deleting the touchpad in device manager and removing the driver, and reinstalling the device from scratch. When this didn't work I thought there must be a problem with the touchpad itself and so bought a new one and installed it. Problem is it still doesn't work.
If I go into device manager and look for it I have to show hidden devices and then it comes up with the yellow triangle next to it.
I show properties on it and it says its the Dell Touchpad, Manufacturer is Alps Electronics, and its plugged into the PS/2 mouse port.
In the Device Status box it says:
This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)
The Driver date is 02/05/2010 and the version is 7.1107.115.102
I have also noticed that on the details tab under power data the current power state is D3, which I believe is off.
Something else I have noticed which may or may not be related is that the laptop doesn't enter sleep mode when the lid is closed, altho it is set to and will enter sleep if I select it in the shutdown options.
I am at a complete loss as to why the touchpad isn't working so any help would be appreciated.
If you need any more info please let me know.

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Touchpad not working

Hi Dre9872, Try the vista driver for it ,there is a possibility that the mobo may be failing

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i came to know that laptops touchpad work as a touch screen in windows 8 and my dell inspiron 1545 is not supporting those can any one suggest me wat to do

A:Gestures not working in dell inspiron 1545

A touchpad is not the same thing as a touch screen. Your touch pad may not support gestures, it may just emulate a mouse.

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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 been dealing with a loss of my touchpad\curser for awhile now, so have had to plug in a mouse. Yesterday I ran epsc pre boot assessment which took a good 1\2 hour I guess. After the program was completed, I was able to use my touchpad/mouse on the epsc program interface until I rebooted, than lost the touchpad\mouse. Thanks Keith
PS: In order to get out of the epsc program I had to reboot
 

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Hello, I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 5558 with Windows 8.1 64b installed. I can't use touchpad gestures, no scroll, no pinch to zoom, etc. I have installed the latest drivers from here but after install (which says it is succesfull) nothing is showing up in my taskbar or control panel or program files. 

A:Dell Touchpad gestures not working on Dell Inspiron 5558

I found the fix here. Install Synaptics 19.15.2 Windows 10 64 Bit  even tough you have Windows 8.1.
Install like this:
1) Extract the files to another folder
2) Open the folder with extracted files copy the path of the x64 drivers
3) Go to Control Panel>Device Manager>Mice and other pointing devices
4) Right click mice and other pointing devices, select Update Driver>From Hard-Disk
5) Add the x64 drivers path
6) Select Dell Touchpad
7)  Install drivers
8) Restart

Video can be found here: www.youtube.com/watch

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Hi,
I hope someone can help me. The problem I'm having is with my touchpad on a Dell Inspiron 1545.

When i first turn on the laptop the touch pad works fine for about 4-5 mins max.
Then it will start behaving very erratic , as follows
1.Pointer will slow down when trying to move it.

2. Pointer will sometimes not respond at all.

3.Pointer will start jumping around after placed somewhere e.g When finally got pointer into position to click on an item it move off on its own.

4. Pointer starts shaking.

If i plug a mouse into the usb port everything works fine using the mouse but remains the same on the touchpad


I'm running Vista home premium 32-bit with SP2.

What i have tried to fix this.
From Device manager found that touchpad driver is Alps Electric version 7.1007.115.102 installed 02/05/2010.

From device manager >update driver. It looks for updates and says latest software is installed.


From Dells website find drivers and downloads section,enter service tag number. The driver they recommend is the same version as i already have installed.
Downloaded anyway and installed .Result the same.


Ran a full scan using McAFEE, ran a full scan using Malwayre bytes, ran a full scan using Spybot Search and Destroy. Result still the same.


Used M/S Solution centre .Result still the same.



Ran a driver scan by Iolo recommended by Dell. Result all drivers up to date.

Out of curiosity ran another driver scan by Uniblue. Resul... Read more

A:Erratic touchpad Inspiron 1545

This occasionally happens to me with my Logitech wireless mouse. The only solution I've found is to reboot. It then returns to normal. I have no idea what causes it. Note that I nearly always put my system to sleep rather than shutting down. It could be the problem would occur more frequently if I shut down each time.

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I have a Compaq Laptop and have gotten spoiled by the button just above the Touchpad that allows me to turn the Touchpad off. Now, I have this one and I really need to know how to disable this one. It is so close to the spacebar that my thumb just touches it and it jumps up to wherever the cursor is. Personally, I think that is a stupid design that allows it to move just by tapping the touchpad without hitting the left button. But I have learned the last few years that stupidity is something that Microsoft and Dell seem to be majoring in nowadays. After 3 Dells, this will be my last. And my next one with have XP and not Vista and W7. I have both of them and they are junk!!
WHEW! That felt good!! I just had to get that off my chest!! Thanks for any help on the disabling question. I would think that it should take just a push of a couple of buttons that the ones they have at the top row, where you can connect or disconnect from your wireless or you volume or mute. That would be a good idea to put a button for the touchpad up there as well, but I guess that Dell didn't think that was important!! SORRY!! Just venting. But, I must say and then close, Dell is not the company it was 10 years ago!!!

A:Disabling the Touchpad on my Inspiron 1545

Go to Control Panel
Find Mouse (might have to change to View by Small icons)
Click Mouse
In Mouse Properties Select Dell Touchpad
Click Big Arrow
Click Device Select (top left)
On the bottom of page tick: “Disable Touchpad / Pointing Stick when external USB mouse is present”
 
Hope this helps

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It worked fine on Windows 7, but simply stopped working when i formatted my hard drive and installed Windows 8.1 32-bit edition.
The touchpad didn't even work during Windows 8.1 installation (I used bootable USB to install Windows 8.1) After the install, I downloaded and installed every single driver that there is on Dell Support website They all installed and worked perfectly without errors. Even the Synaptics Touchpad driver was installed without any error but the touchpad simply doesn't work.
In the device manager, under input devices, there is only USB mouse listed. That too disappears if  I unplug the mouse from USB. Under "Other Devices" there are 4 unknown devices. I tried installing them by right clicking>update driver>search online but it fails. I even tried that hardware troubleshoot option which tries to find drivers online and install but that too failed.
So i ran the startup Dell Diagnostics, and the touchpad worked fine in the diagnostic screen. But soon as windows boots, it stops respoding like it doesn't even exist.
I also tried 'clean boot' (Disabling all non-microsoft services and startup programs, i even tried disabling microsoft services too!) but i didn't work.
So at last, i formatted the hard drive and again and installed same windows again, this time as a clean install. But then again, the touchpad didn't work.

So apparently i have already tried every option i could find on the internet and my touchpad s... Read more

A:Touchpad not working Dell Inspiron 3542

Please click on link below, hopefully it will be a help to you.
Disabling or Enabling the Touchpad on a Dell Notebook ...
EDIT:

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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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SUBJECT: Touchpad not working. Pointer frozen.
Hello Dell,
This morning I woke up and to my surprise my touchpad has not been working at all. I am currently using a USB mouse, but would still like to know why this has occurred. Up until yesterday, it worked fine. I have had the laptop for almost 1.5 years now, with no problems at all.
Initially when I started the laptop, there was no pointer at all. I had to force shutdown the computer and start again.
When the laptop started up the 2nd time, the pointer was present, but was frozen. So I restarted the computer.
When the laptop started up the 3rd time, the touchpad worked for less than 2 minutes...then froze.
I have gone online looking for a solution, and it seems like nobody has a sure reason as to why this is occurring. The driver is fine and updated...I have checked touchpad settings as well, and everything is on (as in normal settings).
Can someone please help me in figuring out what the problem is?

Thank You

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Hi
I have Dell 3537 laptop I 'm Facing Touchpad Issue On My Laptop It's Worked Not Correctly , Sometimes It's freeze and i Turned it Off Using (fn+F3) Then Turn it on, It's start Working. Sometimes It force me to restart Laptop To Work again .
But Now It's Completely stop working and Does Not appear in Device Manager 
I reinstall Drivers , OS. But TouchPad Does Not Work Also Not Appear in Device Manager 
Please Help to Solve my Issue
Thanks.

A:Dell inspiron 3537 Touchpad Stop Working

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would like for you to boot the system in BIOS and check if the touch-pad is working. We would also ask run the diagnostics on the system to check if there are any errors.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Hi. I'm a first-time user and happy to have found your website!

My operating system is Windows 7. I am using a wireless Logitech Mouse (uses USB hardware). I have had this laptop for 5+ years.

PROBLEMS:
1. The touchpad will not ?turn off.? Under "Mouse" on the Control Panel, functions for the Dell Touchpad should allow me to simply turn the touchpad on and off. Regardless whether it is in the on or off position, it is still on.
2. Even when I don?t touch the touchpad, the cursor skips around the screen, highlights text and deletes text. Typed text re-locates within earlier typed text.
3. There is an on/off light at the top of the touchpad that indicates the touchpad is on/off. This is not working.
4. Also this panel item allows me to manage sensitivity, buttons, gestures & edge scroll & zoom. I can work these, but the Edge Scroll & Zoom buttons do not see to change the settings.

WHAT I HAVE DONE TO ATTEMPT RESOLUTION:
1. I have checked the drivers for both the touchpad and mouse and I get messages that they are each up to date
2. Because the touchpad will not turn off, I have tried to manage the buttons to turn down the sensitivity, to minimize movement of text. This does not help.
3. Turning on ?Disable Touchpad & Point Stick when USB Mouse present? does not disable the touchpad.
 

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My 
dell inspiron 17 7000 keyboard and touchpad not working. 

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Recently recovered from a hard drive crash.  I've got the new OS working but didn't have the Dell Touchpad driver installed.
I downloaded the driver Dell.com suggests for the computer.  The first time I ran it from Control Panel it worked fine.  I dislike using the touchpad and disabled it.
Every subsequent time I click "Dell Touchpad" from Control Panel, the computer pauses for a few seconds and gives me this message:
"Dell Touchpad has stopped working correctly.  Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."
I have reinstalled the driver several times.  I can enable/disable the touchpad using Fn + F3 and the notification icon is present in the system tray but whenever I run from Control Panel the program stops working correctly.
Any ideas what this is about?

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For about two months now, the touchpad on my Dell Inspiron 1420 has not worked properly. The touchpad does not respond to touch (at all) nor do the buttons work. Additionally, the touchpad driver does not show up in ?Device Manager? at all. The files do still exist under ?Dell Drivers? though and the application can be found under ?programs?.

So far, I have:

-uninstalled and re-installed the touchpad driver (many times). If I remove all files and re-install the drivers, and reboot as instructed by the prompts; the touchpad will usually work until I put the computer to sleep or restart it. Then, once again, no response at all. The icon in the bottom right of the desktop also disappears, as does the driver in ?device manager?. The files still exist though in ?dell drivers? and under ?programs?.

-started the computer in safe mode. The touchpad works fine anytime I am in safe mode.

-disabled all programs (programs that had that option) that run on start up. I did this thinking that a start up program was controlling the touchpad since it starts fine in safe mode. The Alps driver (for the touchpad) that should appear under start up programs does not and I have never disabled it when it did show up. Stopping all programs that run at start up did nothing to fix the touchpad.

-I run AVG anti-virus software every day and have run Ad-Aware antispyware multiple times but this seems to have no effect on the touchpad problem.

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A:Dell Inspiron 1420 Alps touchpad stopped working

Hi,
I am thinking that maybe that is a 64bit, if so then you are having a driver conflict, i suggest that you make sure you have the right drivers from the Dell website for your Laptop, or check you Even viewer logs to see what could be the cause of that problem.
If that isn't the problem, then lets us know...
 

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Search for touchpad turned up over 27000 hits, so sorry if this is redundant.
Windows 10 has installed a generic PS/2 Compatible Mouse driver on my Dell 1545.  No suitable driver is available for W10 from either Dell or Alps.  (R270497 ran when I first installed W10 but MS has somehow decided it is no longer operable after the "Anniversary Update" and refuses to install it.)
I am happy with the way the touchpad works with my Alps touchpad except for tapping.  I am too clumsy to have tapping active, and would really like to disable it.  Of course, the Dell Touchpad Settings software doesn't run on W10.  Quickset gives me no access to touchpad settings.
Does anyone know how to disable tapping on that touchpad?  Preferably a full-up package to make adjustment like Dell Touchpad Settings used to do.  But I would have no problem editing the Registry if someone could point to the proper parameter that would disable it if no full-up package is available.
Thanks.

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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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Hello,
I am having a Dell Inspiron 5537 ci7 with Windows 8 (64-bit) running.
Occasionally the pointing device starts to malfunction (especially after high-end playing games)
 
The problem:
"When I click anywhere on a window (be it browser or windows explorer etc..), the window gets deselected. I cant browse at all.
Another browser (Chrome) specific click issue (when deselection isn't happening- The tab closes when I click on it.
Right click also does the same.. (deselects the window)
The problem is gone when I shutdown and start again - Restarting usually doesnt helps"
 
It seemed like a driver issue to me - I have installed the latest version of synaptics driver from dell (i.e. v16.3.15.3) - didnt helped.
Request support... Its really hindering my routine use

A:Dell 5537 - Touchpad/Mouse Clicks not working properly

Retyped.

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Dear all:

New to the forum.  Thanks in advance to anyone able to help.  I have two issues that seem to be related.  Today at some point I could not longer use my right or left click buttons on my laptop.  The touchpad still works in the sense that I can move my cursor and if I tap once on the touchpad (not the left/right buttons) then it will select a link.  There is no right-clicking capabilities on the touchpad itself.
I "attempted" to reinstall the driver.  Not sure if I was successful doing that, but seeing as how half of the touchpad functionality works, I'm not positive it's a driver issue.
After restarting my laptop I tried again to click on the left/right buttons and became frustrated and wanted to see if they were stuck, so I pressed down hard.  My laptop proceeded to shut off immediately.  Frustrated, I disassembled my laptop and checked out the touchpad sensor to see if I could spot something wrong.  Everything appeared to be in tact.  I reassembled and the laptop powered on, yeahh!!
I once again tried to press the buttons and nothing happening.  Again I pressed harder than normal and the laptop shut down.  I was going to disassemble it again however I got halfway before trying to power it on and the laptop powered on again.
My first issue is:  Why is my laptop suddenly shutting off when pressing hard on those buttons?
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A:Dell Inspiron 1555: Touchpad issues (right/left click not working and powering down....)

I am having the same issue. However, my computer is not shutting off. The right/left click just stopped working. I downloaded the driver, and nothing happened. My computer now won't restart and my shutdown is really slow. I wish someone could help with this issue because DELL wants $145 to fix the problem!

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I was playing a video game on my laptop around 4:30, when the keyboard suddenly stopped working. The mouse still functioned, so I tried clicking around to see if it was just a problem with the game. Then at 4:32, the mouse stopped working, too. I decided to try turning it off, but neither holding nor pressing the power button worked, so I unplugged the laptop from the charger and left it to run out of power on it's own. At 4:35, the display froze. I know this, because up until then the clock was still working. Currently, the vent fan is still running, and the screen is frozen. No keyboard buttons work, and neither the built-in trackpad nor an HDMI mouse is working.  Is there anything I can do to fix this, or do I need to send it in?The laptop was a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series, with Nvidia GeForce GTX and an Intel Core i7.

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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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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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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 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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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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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
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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!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1545

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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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Just got a brand new laptop, Dell Inspiron 11 3137, and updated to windows 8.1. The touchpad does not work properly now; gestures/scrolling/pointer not working. I've spent over 16 hours getting windows 8.1 installed and then troubleshooting this issue. I've contacted Dell; updated the driver from Dell, even tried installing the latest driver from Synaptic. I even tried setting the Synaptic app to run under the windows 8 version. 
Touchpads have been around a long time. It's the last thing I expect not to work properly.
At this point I am ready to send the laptop back and call it quits on windows.
Can anybody help with this?

A:Touchpad gestures/scrolling/pointer not working after windows 8.1 update on Dell Inspiron 11 3137

Hi,
     SO, You're having problems with 8.1 and the Synaptics Dell Touchpad!? I wish I could say I've never seen this before. I won't open up with "Have you tried this?" Instead, I'm confident this will "fix what ails ya"  There have been a wealth of problems with touchpads (Alps included) and not just on Dell systems, during the transition from windows 8 to 8.1 (I still can't figure out why they didn't just call it SP1) IN ANY EVENT> give this a go and please get back to me after you've done it so I can share with others who are experiencing the same problem. I'll explain WHY these steps at the end...Go ahead peek ...I won't tell anyone! 
Locate the current driver for your touchpad from  Dell Support by entering your service tag number here:
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriversHome/ShowProductSelector?fkey=Drivers_PS
SAVE the download to somewhere convenient like your desktop (you can put it somewhere else later)
1) From the control panel under Programs / Uninstall a Program locate the Synaptics Pointing Device Driver and completely uninstall the software.  but DO NOT RESTART if prompted. Instead select the restart later option.
2) From the control panel under Hardware and Sound locate the Device Manager in the Devices and Printers category and click on it (device manager may require admin permission.) 
3) Locate Mice and other Pointing Devices and click to exp... Read more

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I was using my laptop fine today until my Powerpoint session froze. It would not allow be to do a Ctrl+Alt+Del to end the task so I pressed the on/off button down for 5 seconds to reset. However, since doing that, the laptop will no longer start up. When I press the on/off button, I can hear the fan go on, and the "on" symbol is illuminated. The Dell logo appears with the word "Inspiron" below and a progress bar. In the bottom right hand corner it says "F2 Setup and F12 Boot Options". If I press neither of these, the screen goes blank after about a second and the fan shuts down. Please could someone help. If I press "F12 Boot Options" I get the options "Internal HDD", "CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive", "Onboard NIC", "BIOS Setup" and "Diagnostics. I don't want to progress any further as I don't want to make it worse. Please could someone help!

Thanks

Adam

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 will not start up

What is the operating system so I can move this topic to the appropriate forum?

Orange Blossom

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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.
 

A:Testing HDD on Dell Inspiron 1545

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 all. I would like to replace the HDD in this laptop with a Western Digital Scorpio Black WD2500BEKT 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s. I'm not interested in upgrading to an SSD nor do I need much space with this machine. That HDD is 9.5mm height. Thank you.
 
-Brian

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 HDD replacement

That drive will work just fine.

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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 ?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Won't Start Up

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Hello everyone,
I recently received a Dell Inspiron 1545 and it has Ubuntu installed on it. What would be the best way to reset the computer and re install Windows Vista the original operating system. I do not have any of the boot disks unfortunately. Thanks all

A:Resetting Dell Inspiron 1545

I would bet the person who installed the Ubuntu did not know what he was doing and wiped the recovery partition.
On the chance he did not, reboot and tap F8 a few times.

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Does dell inspiron 1545 have fan control? My laptop doesn't get any overheat yet. Just wanna get fan on all the time.

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hi,
i have a dell inspiron 1545 win 7
i had no os boot problem,
ran check dsk
got os boot back.
ran windows up date ,
then no osboot all over again.
i tried unbutu
would not work,
error said monitor type unreconized
i ran a couple hirens programs, from usb stick
and i believed i corrupted the partitions
now i ran gparted and i get the following message
model ata toshiba mk2565gs
size 232 gb
path /dev/sda
partition table unreconized
heads 255
sectors/track 63
cylinders 30401
total sctors 488387168
sector size 512
i ran test disk quick test it found only dell utilities only
did not complete deeper scan.
i used wondershare live boot cd
fixed mbr, and boot sector
was unable to use any other tools on the cd
data recovery,etc did not work.
i am trying data recovery with gparted at the moment
and yes computer is so biffed up now,
i want to be able to get my files off harddrive if possible. dump on cds
i really suck at windows computers, i did enjoy the apple/texas instruments days
so i am asking for help.
thanks jeff

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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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Hi, I'm working on a Dell Inspiron 1545 for a client, who was having trouble getting past the vista log in screen. I attempted this myself and CANNOT get past the log in screen. So I plugged in my bootable usb and tried a variety of linux apps via Unetbootin. Everything I tried to run would freeze at the startup screen, slitaz also did the same thing when unpacking just suddenly froze. I've removed the memory and tested that. I've also tried to boot from the DELL vista home premium disk and it won't allow me to do that either even after changing boot options in bios. When I boot into safe mode I get stuck at

Loaded: /windows/system32/drivers/avgidseh.sys
please wait...
and it won't go any farther from there.

any help would be severely appreciated.

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 dead end :(

Have you tried a factory restore by pressing F8 on bootup? As the computer starts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen and then press the down arrow to Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.

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This isn't a problem of mine, but rather a friend's who asked me for help. She has a Dell Inspiron 1545 and has had nothing but problems with it since day one. Last time, she had to get her keyboard replaced; prior to this I had done a fresh install of 7, thinking it would correct the issue, so when she sent it to get the repair shop, it had nothing on it. When she got it back, a free trial of Norton was installed, along with some other software not relation to the keyboard. I went ahead and uninstalled this crap and replaced it with the software of my choice, and sent my friend happily on her way.

Today, two weeks later, she calls me up reporting of a beeping BIOS - which was one of the symptoms she had before having the keyboard replaced. I believe it's also saying that Windows didn't shut down properly and is having her choose which way to start up every time, in addition to a lot of freezing and scrolling issues. She said she checked for viruses and spyware, but nothing was found.

Besides the computer just being a plain piece of crap (sorry, I have a hatred for Dells), could it be that it just can't handle Windows 7? It's protocol for every new computer to have the newest OS on it, is it not? I know when my boyfriend purchased his current PC, it was WAAAAAAY under the minimum specifications to run Vista, yet still had it installed.

Any other suggestions or ideas would be helpful. Thanks

A:Various problems with Dell Inspiron 1545

Try running the Dell diagnostic tool, at F12 on boot.

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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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Make & Model : Dell Inspiron 1545

Problem : Unit does not charge reliably. Green LED on transformer unit does
not light up each time it connected to mains and laptop.

The green light flashes on and off on the charger when connected to the mains and laptop.

When the cable is plugged onto the ac adapter, the green light should always come on, regardless whether it is plugged onto the laptop or not.

The fact that the green light does not come on without it being plugged onto the laptop, tells me that the charger has gone and needs to be replaced!

I took out the battery and left the ac adapter plugged in, but it still would not power on, so I know that the problem is not with the battery because the laptop would have started to work!

I also took out the battery and left it without the ac adapter plugged in, pressed and held the power button down for 20 seconds, so the RAM gets cleared to perform a hardware reset, but that did not work either and it still did not power up, so I am also assuming that the system board or motherboard needs to be replaced!

A:DELL Inspiron 1545 not charging up

Hi sergios,

Try to get your hands onto a spare AC adapter that's compatible with your computer and then test it on your computer. Please provide an update when you can, thank you.

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I have a friend who has a virus and needs to reinstall Win7. Not sure he made a "recovery" disk.

If not.........?

A:Reinstall Win 7 on Dell Inspiron 1545

Hi,

If your system’s hard drive is never formatted before and if your system has a “DELL factory Image”, then you can follow the below mentioned URL which will help you in restoring your system to factory settings without OS discs:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xlob/mmd/en/starting_DFIR.htm

Using Dell Factory Image Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any programs or drivers installed after you received your computer. If possible, back up the data before using this option.

Hope this helps.

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Hi,

I've had this problem before and I don't remember how I fixed it...but I was in the middle of downloading MS SQL 2012 but had to run..so I forced a shut down of my computer..Oops, I know.

So now my computer won't boot in any mode. Last time this happened...when I finally got the computer back on, I made backup cd (6 total). How can I get my computer to boot? What should I do?

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 won't boot at all

  
Quote: Originally Posted by smray7


Hi,

I've had this problem before and I don't remember how I fixed it...but I was in the middle of downloading MS SQL 2012 but had to run..so I forced a shut down of my computer..Oops, I know.

So now my computer won't boot in any mode. Last time this happened...when I finally got the computer back on, I made backup cd (6 total). How can I get my computer to boot? What should I do?


Hi smray7,

Please check this tutorial which should help you in resolving this issue:

Failure to Boot

Kindly update your system specs here by following this.


Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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ok, so I know it's a long-shot that anyone out there has one, let alone has swapped out the RAM but I have an Inspiron 1545 (hey, it was cheap, wasnt even sure how much I'd use it), came with Win7x64 and 4gb RAM, my manual says 8gb max, nothing else does, everything else (crucial, dell upgrades, etc) says 4gb max.

Now, not sure I even really have a need for it but since I'll probably end up editing video from my camcorder on the laptop, maybe that would use it (plus, I figure GiMP probably likes as much RAM as it can get).

So, anyone know if it will take 8gb? I mean I suppose I could just order it and if it doesnt work, pay the restocking fee and return it. cant even imagine the desktop one could build these days.

(on a side note, we may be switching to Revit at work and if we do, I'm pushing for at least 12gb and quad core)

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 RAM question...

Hi,






Quote:
Memory

4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MHz
2GB DDR2 at 800MHz
6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MHz
8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MHz



Source

Looks like it will quite happily handle 8gb

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I've had this start-up problem with my dell inspiron 1545 for quite some time now. I've tried every step provided in the dell tech support forums and nothing has worked due to the fact that a) my computer won't show the Advanced Boot Options or b) my laptop won't recognize the re-installation drive in the DVD drive. I've also done a memory diagnostic test just to see if my laptop would restart the system as it promised during the test, but the test freezes its process at 99% complete.

Immediate help or advice would be very much appreciated!

-John

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 won't start

Hi john83865,

Try and see if your computer is able to at least boot into safe mode. Turn on your computer and then keep on tappnig the "F8" key to bring up the safe mode menu. Once the safe mode menu comes up, choose "safe mode w/ networking". Hope everything works out well for you.

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