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Dell Inspiron 1525 pixelated wallpaper/wifi issues

Q: Dell Inspiron 1525 pixelated wallpaper/wifi issues

Hello! I've been having issues with my wife's Inspiron 1525 ever since I put Win7 64-bit on it. At first when I would minimize a window the wallpaper would look like it was a set of mini blinds. I updated the driver (don't remember what to) and now occasionally when a window gets minimized the wallpaper gets pixelated/grainy/noisy. If I open the wallpaper in any picture viewer it displays just fine. I've searched and searched and can't find any one else who's had a similar problem.

I've also been experiencing wifi connection issues. At random times the 1525 will lose its wifi connection. I'll run the network config wizard and it will fix the issue saying that the problem was something with the DNS server. I have a Netgear WNR3500 Rev.1 with the latest firmware. I read somewhere that this could be caused by the router PIN so I disabled the PIN and it worked for a while but not it is dropping the connection again.

Any help would be appreciated as my wife gets frustrated when things like this happen...help me make my wife happy!

Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Dell Inspiron 1525 pixelated wallpaper/wifi issues

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 1525 pixelated wallpaper/wifi issues

Quote: Originally Posted by monkeyspit83


Hello! I've been having issues with my wife's Inspiron 1525 ever since I put Win7 64-bit on it. At first when I would minimize a window the wallpaper would look like it was a set of mini blinds. I updated the driver (don't remember what to) and now occasionally when a window gets minimized the wallpaper gets pixelated/grainy/noisy. If I open the wallpaper in any picture viewer it displays just fine. I've searched and searched and can't find any one else who's had a similar problem.

I've also been experiencing wifi connection issues. At random times the 1525 will lose its wifi connection. I'll run the network config wizard and it will fix the issue saying that the problem was something with the DNS server. I have a Netgear WNR3500 Rev.1 with the latest firmware. I read somewhere that this could be caused by the router PIN so I disabled the PIN and it worked for a while but not it is dropping the connection again.

Any help would be appreciated as my wife gets frustrated when things like this happen...help me make my wife happy!

Thanks!


Ok this seems like several different issues. I have the exact same computer and the firsat problem sounds like the wrong video driver. (you probably have the intel 845 chipset) If you go to intel and get the latest driver that should help with that problem

The second problem I would bet is being casued by using "homegroup" for your Networking. On some systems it exhibits connectivity drops, slow downloads, etc.

You can verify if that is the problem by setting up a new network connection using the "workgroup" setup. It uses a different IP version and is more reliable.

Let us know if you need help.

Ken

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I just wiped my girlfriends lappy, and re-installed vista, i poped in the drivers disc and installed ethernet controller and WLAN,
But the wifi just wont work, i went to to the dell site, and downloaded, more drivers, but it still wont work!!

HELP!!!!! I dont know wat to do here.

Thanks in advance.

NEB.
 

A:WIFI Wont WOrk Inspiron 1525 dell=smell

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Hello,

I just reinstalled Vista with the factory Reinstallation DVD that came with the computer (Dell Inspiron 1525) and now I can't get the WI-FI to work. "Network adapters" does not appear in the Device Manager. From what I've read, it seems as though I need to install the wireless/WIFI drivers, but there are three problems: 1) The Dell support site with the drivers doesn't seem to be working (please provide direct link if you can get a working one. 2) I don't know EXACTLY what drivers to download. 3) I don't know how to install the drivers once downloaded (from what I've read, it's apparently not as simple as just double-clicking and installing.

Your help would be greatly appreciated, as this is my cousin's computer that I'm helping him with.

THANK YOU!
Configuration: Dell Inspiron 1525
Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.00 GB
System type: 32-bit Operating System
 

A:Can't get Dell Inspiron 1525 WIFI to work after Operating System reinstall

There is a service tag # on the Dell computer that should take you to the correct drivers.
 

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Alright, so ...

I use a Logitech Quickcam for internet video-calls and the like... The problem is that when I talk, my computer automatically drops its volume while its receiving my voice/any noise, and then automatically restores it to a normal level when I stop talking/things get quiet.

I uninstalled Dell Quickset which I thought was the problem, but it still does it, just now without the Quickset window opening up all the time. Dunno if its with the webcam, the laptop, or the tango between the two...

Here's a Hijackthis log to kick things off. I have a feeling it may be Dell bloatware, but I'm not positive.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:49:18 PM, on 11/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logi... Read more

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My home desktop is connected to a wireless router through AT&T U-verse and it's broadcasting just fine. I can see the name and everything when I try and connect on my laptop but there is always an error that brings me to a troubleshooting screen. I've made sure the password is correct by going to Start-Run, IPCONFIG and then typing my IP address into the address bar in my browser. I dont know what else I can do, I feel like I've tried everything! Help please.
 

A:Laptop (Win7 Dell Inspiron 1525) won't connect to desktop (XP Dell) wireless router

Sometimes, you need to replace the router.
Sometimes, you can call your service provider and ask them to take a look on line to see if the subscription needs to be refreshed.
But often, all that is needed (despite the fact that it is a lot of work) is to uninstall your existing system, then reboot, and reinstall everything.
You might also find success by looking at your device manager in Windows to see if you have any grey, red, or yellow flags by any related device. That may show you have a permanent hardware failure if you cannot restore it, then you are off to the store or your provider for a new cable modem or router.
 

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i've got an inspiron 1525 windows vista ,when you plug the power supply the battery light flash orange and the wifi light flash orange and blue ,this hapend sudenly after turning it off then on the next day ,no battery as it's gone ,could it be a battery problem or power problem look it up on dell web site techhelp nothing can you please help if you had the same problem
thanks
 

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I am computer illiterate....i email, chat, surf & play with pictures!!!

I have a dell inspiron 1525 ...windows vista basic home edition

My computer will not start up!!
It runs a launch "startup repair" system
I get a blue screen with white lettering:
"A problem has been detected & windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer-a process or thread crucial to system operations has unexpectedly exited or been terminated"
it instructs me to check hardwre 7 software is properly installed...i havent done anything to it like thta. "if problems continue, disable or remove newly installed hardware or software. (??? didnt) ...."If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select adavnced startup options, and then select safe mode"
"technical information ***STOP: 0X000000F4 (0X00000003, 0X846D4AD8, 0X846D4C24, 0X8127E330)
 

A:help with my dell inspiron 1525..less than a yr old

You get this when you turn the computer on, and get no option to choose a boot method?
 

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my computer bit the dust a few days ago...its a dell inspiron 1525. It doesnt make it to the start screen it just say

internal hard disk drive not foun
to resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive

no bootable devices--strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility
press f5 to run onboard diagnostics

have no idea what to do..

please help

A:need some help with my dell inspiron 1525

Sounds like a problem with your hard drive.
Try these free, bootable diagnostics:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

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Hello to Everyone in the Forum:

I am nubie here just to learn and help out others at the same time:

I have a problem, my girlfriend Dell laptop 1525 does not go past the Microsoft Corporation load bar. Then When I press the power button to power down and restart it will go to the Windows recover screen, to which a black screen comes up nothing shows... When power down again and press F8 I will get the Advanced Boot Options. This what I see

Repair Your Computer

Safe Mode
Safe Mode With Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable Low-Resolution video (640x480)
Last know Good configuration (advanced)
Directory Services Restore Mode
Debugging Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement

Start Windows Normally

Here is some more information for the fourm I had press the FN button + Power button I was able to see the Pre-Boot System Assessment Build 4108
I did see a Error Code 0146
Msg: Error Code 2000-0146
Msg: Hard Drive 1- Self test log contains previous errors(s)

I hope this helps the forum...
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525

Try the repair option.

There, you should find an option to run Startup Repair. Try that, maybe even more than once.

You should also see an option to open a command window. In that window, run a disk check:

chkdsk /r

Note the results, and in particular, if any bad clusters are found (Bytes in Bad Clusters).
 

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Hi All,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that has completely died. I'm not sure what happened to it exactly, as there is not evidence of a drop or a spill, but there are no signs of life whatsoever. I took the battery out, and plugged in the adapter. I know the adapter works fine as the little green light comes on when it's plugged in, and I tried it in another laptop in which it worked. When I hit the power button nothing happens. No lights turn on, or flash, no sounds are made...nothing. It's lifeless. I was thinking about just hitting eBay and ordering a new motherboard, but does anyone know if this is the right thing to do? I don't have the $100 bucks to throw down without being certain so I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.

Thanks
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525

Sounds like the DC jack is bad, on your laptop. I would recommend taking it to the nearest (reputable) shop or technician and have them take a look before paying to replace anything.
 

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What kind of hard drive is in this laptop? I girlfriend dropped the laptop and now the HD is corrupt and it needs to be replaced.. So wondering which one I should look for - something cheap - and also wondering if any 2.5" HD will work or if req certain kind.. I'm a desktop d00d and my fat hands usually don't go near laptops so im clueless.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525

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Hi All,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that has completely died. I'm not sure what happened to it exactly, as there is not evidence of a drop or a spill, but there are no signs of life whatsoever. I took the battery out, and plugged in the adapter. I know the adapter works fine as the little green light comes on when it's plugged in, and I tried it in another laptop in which it worked. When I hit the power button nothing happens. No lights turn on, or flash, no sounds are made...nothing. It's lifeless. I was thinking about just hitting eBay and ordering a new motherboard, but does anyone know if this is the right thing to do? I don't have the $100 bucks to throw down without being certain so I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.

Thanks
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525

That is a model with a history of many complete failures... How old is it?
 

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my dell inspiron 1525 screen flashes once soon after sartup. why?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525

Hi

What do you mean it flashes once ?

Does it flash and then go off, flash and then stay on, flash like lightening, flash like a bloke with a long coat on... I could go on all night

Regards
 

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This is an example of what it does whenever I try to open it on literally any site that uses the webcam. It works just fine upon opening the camera itself, but sites like gifpal, rabb.it, ect. this is what I get. And I can't fix it. Refreshing doesn't work. Closing my browser and reopening it doesn't work. Restarting the computer itself doesn't work.
I'm at a loss, frankly.

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I formated my laptop and earased everything off of it and it was like bran new. But i started downloading the vista upgrades and before you know it my space is filled up and I didnt even get to download anything on here i wanted. How can i fix this?
 

A:Formating my Dell Inspiron 1525(Need Help)

What's the 7-character service tag number on the sticker of that Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop?

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If you've done a hard drive format and clean reinstall of Windows Vista, it needs to be upgraded to SP1 and then to SP2 before you download and install all the post-SP2 updates.

You've obviously done something wrong because it's impossible for the hard drive to fill up from just doing what you say you've done.

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I had to replace my ac adapter and in the process of taking my laptop apart I managed to break a cable ribbon retaining clip. It's a square shape with only three sides. One side is open. It held the ribbon cable to my multi-media bar (controlling my volume, mute, stop, play, pause, etc.). Does anybody know where I can find these tiny, obscure parts? I tried Dell and got nowhere.

Thanks,
Robyne
 

A:Part for Dell Inspiron 1525

I doubt you will find the clip itself for sale but you might find a broken motherboard that has the same type on Ebay.

The clip pushes down on the ribbon to ensure good contact in the socket.If you still have the parts of the broken clip you may be able to glue them together or fit the largest piece and put tape over it to keep it in place.
 

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Hello, I am hoping someone can help me as my computer is out of warranty.  On Thursday, my Dell Inspiron 1525 (bought in 2008) running Vista Operating System was working perfectly.  No issues at all.  On Friday morning, I went to turn on the computer and the 2 blue lights on the bottom left (the power and the one beside it) light up, the computer sounds like it is going to boot and then it beeps once and dies.  It will continue to do this over and over every few seconds until I turn off the power manually.
I have tried the trick of taking out the battery and the cord, pressing the power button and then plugging the battery and cord back in, but it still did not work.  The computer will not boot using just the cord (and not the battery) and vice versa.  Does anyone have any ideas on what could be happening or how I could fix this?
Thank you in advance for any help you could offer.

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 will not boot up - please help!

Hi,
Welcome to the Community. I recommend you reseat the memory ( remove it and put it back ). Use the below link for help. Click on memory on the left side.
ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-1525_service%20manual_en-us.pdf
Let me know how it goes.
Thank you.

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My granddaughter's laptop computer with Vista crashed while she downloading a file from the internet. The geek squad is in the process of taking out her harddrive to backup her files because she had not backed up anything. Do we have to reinstall the whole thing all over again? We did not have the geek squad do anything else because I am paying them enough already just to backup the harddrive.
 

A:Dell inspiron 1525 crashes

You can run Dell diagnostics on the drive to rule out failure . . if it has failed, you will have to reinstall everything on the new drive.

If they were able to successfully extract the data, you may just need to run chkdsk on the drive to get it back
 

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My daughters computer keeps restarting windows over and over and over again.  I cannot get past the loading windows section.  I can click the f8 and there is the list to start in safe mode and other modes as well as start from last known boot or something like that... I clicked them all and none took me anywheres except to try and restart windows.  I have tried everything I know.. (which is not much) please someone help!!!!  

A:HELP My Dell Inspiron 1525 keeps restarting

Hi KristineP42,
Welcome to Dell community,
I am sorry to hear that the system is not working to your satisfaction. In order to help you we need to find out what is it that is causing the system to behave this way, so to isolate this issue I need you to perform a few steps and observe couple of things.
Please run the tests on the system to launch the PSA+ Diagnostics, perform one of the following actions:
Hold down the <Fn> key while pressing the power button.
Turn on the system, press <F12> at the initial Dell? logo screen, and select Diagnostics from the boot menu.
Let me know if it returns any error code.
Also, you can take the system in the BIOS by pressing the f2 key at startup and observe the system there and check if it stays there without restarting.
Let me know your findings. Glad to be of assistance.
DELL-Ravi M
Social Outreach Professional
You can reach us at http://en.community.dell.com/

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Hi Team,
I have Dell 1525 with Vista

System is not booting comes up with the error "Time-of-day clock stopped"
I will not even load from OS CD
I canít even get into the BIOS to set the time
Please advice.

Thanks for your time in advance.

Regards,
Bchander
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 will not boot up

This should help you out.
 

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Hi all,

i am having one problem with my new dell laptop .when i use voice call than my voice on call got very thin and fast .its like fast forward song .i have tried many setting but none of them worked out .

please suggest me some way ..

Thanks in advance ,

Disha
 

A:Mic problem on Dell Inspiron 1525

Me too facing the same problem. Please suggest a solution
 

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Hi I am receiving error codes 6146 and 03333 from my dell inspiron running windows vista . It will not boot. Please assist. Thanbks Graham

A:dell inspiron 1525 will not boot

At what point in the boot process are you receiving this error?

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can't start windows ..a process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly, exited or been terminated???????? Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed? Disable BIOS memory? How? Can't get into SAFE MODE-F8. Please help with Dell Inspiron 1525 one month out of warranty. Thanks
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525/ Vista 32-bit

Lets start with backing up your important data.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/

Once this is done, then we can try some things.

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with vista and whenever I turn it on the dell logo shows up and then it turns into a black screen with a flickering white line in the top left corner. Also can not click F8 to restart my computer from an earlier date or use safe mode. The only F keys that work are F2 for setup and F12 for boot menu and control alt delete only resets the computer to the black screen. Please help me fix my computer.

A:Dell inspiron 1525 w/ Vista

Do you have a vista install disc? If you do you can try the startup repair.

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hi everyone... my dell inspiron 1525 that's about two years old, and has had to operate (most of the time, continuously...) under terrible conditions - smothered ventilation and, oven-hot, is now beeping...

...this summer it seemed the battery went (it would not work unless it was plugged in at all times), and then the fan started running nearly constantly and it would be so hot that it would burn my fingers and often shut off (i've got a cooling fan now, but i don't think it's helping, probably too little, too late), and of late i notice that it is sometimes making a soft click-pause-click sound with occasional louder clicks (the sound of a latch being opened/closed) ...although, now i recall that it may have made that sound once in a while, even when it was new, but maybe i never realized that it could have been doing that because it was critically hot and the hard drive was being damaged...
and now finally it has started making an occasional, small but high pitched, single beep that sounds like it's coming from the hard drive. is this a warning alarm that the hard drive is about to die very soon?

i hated having to run my 'baby' under these conditions and know i'm probably fortunate that it has served me for this long
 

A:why is my dell inspiron 1525 beeping? is it about to die?

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My four year old tossed my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop across the room today, and since then, it isn't booting.

It reaches Vista's loading screen, where you see the moving bar and "© Microsoft Corporation," but it doesn't go past that point. Initially, I heard a clicking sound.

I tried booting it in Safe Mode, but the same thing happened. I also tried booting it from the Vista DVD, but got the same problem.

I took the hard drive out and looked at it, and couldn't see any visual damage.

I ran the Windows Diagnostics tool, and got the following error code:

Error code 0142

Error code 2000-0142

Hard drive 1 - self test unsuccessful status 79

I've seen reports of people having similar problems that were fixed by a replacement hard drive, but I'm wondering if I can get the data off of this one first. Is it worth trying to find an external USB drive enclosure, or is the drive too damaged?

And how can I get my laptop running again? It's not under warranty anymore.

Thanks for any help!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 Won't Boot

I would buy an external wd passport harddrive.
Take the hard drive out of your laptop...2 screws on botom of the unit.
set it down and take a picture to remember the orientation of the black plastic pull cover.
Take the wd external apart..it will slide out..its a little tricky the first time.
now switch the covers between the 2 hard drives and put the usb adapter on the old hard drive and slide evevything back in the case about 90 percent of the way.
push the hdd into the laptop...be sure to put the pull handle back on.
Use you windows dvd and put on windows
then the drivers from the drivers and utilities disk

now plug in your old had via the usb port and see if you can read the files...alot of times you can recover many of the files

Note..when booting the vista dvd
hit power start tapping f12 light and fast
then select the dvd rom from the list to boot from
 

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 which has gone haywire. I was using it a few days ago when it just shut down for no reason. Upon booting it went to a black screen with a white blinking cursor.

I have tried to boot it into safe mode = not working at all.
I have tried to use recovery console = not working at all.

The only F-keys working are F2 and F12. Neither of which are helping in repairing my laptop.

I tried and tried again to reboot but nothing. I then left it overnight thinking it might have booted by the time I got back to it, but nothing.

Using my daughters laptop I downloaded Hirens boot cd, had a look through that and run an antispyware app. Rebooted and still nothing. Tried to boot from hard drive, black screen. I don't know what else I could use from the disc which might help.

A friend had a copy of spotmau bootable cd. I tried that and running the emergency kit section and then windows recovery I went through each option one by one.However it failed on the registry recovery.

I could have used the registry recovery but I have no idea where the registry file would be, so I left it at that.

There's also an option to recover from an image file. But I can't get it even though there is a Dell backup image on there.

I have the Dell recovery console built in but it ain't happening because I can't access it, it's just this black screen.

Can anyone help in getting me up and running again?

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 won't boot

It could be a problem with a failing hard drive.
Inspiron 1525 won't boot - Laptop General Hardware Forum - Laptop - Dell Community

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Hi there just a quick question, is is possible to upgrade the graphics card in a dell inspiron, i beleive it has an intergrated one at the moment, just the standard one. Any help or suggestions for cards would be a great help

Cheers

greened
 

A:Upgrading Dell Inspiron 1525

I don't think so

You can chat with Dell support (to confirm) here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100658.html
 

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Running vista. Will boot in safe, but hangs at crcdsk.sys. tried CHKDSK ( finishes 3 of 3). Then hangs again. What to do?

A:dell inspiron 1525 will not boot up

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

Also, once you get back into Windows, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Scanners (read the details at the link)

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When I turn on my laptop I choose the option "Start Windows Normally" from the screen that appears. Once I choose that option my laptop begins to boot up, then it goes to a blue screen with some white words for a second or two, then to a pure black screen with no light being emitted for about ten seconds, after that it turns of and restarts. This happens whenever I turn my laptop on.
I've had it for about three years.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 Problems

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My Laptop over heated today and I removed the back plate to gain access to clean out the fan ect... Once I tried to boot the computer up, everything flashed at me like always but then turned off, the screen remained black.
I?ve done a little research via googled and I have tried .....

1) Removing the AC power lead and the battery and switched them about to see if it would resolve, but resulted in the same issue as stated above.
2) Holding the power button down for 10/20 seconds without the laptop having power and with power. Then powering up.
3) I?ve pulled the HDD and the memory as instructed by the Dell support site (When power was disconnected) and booted, switch the memory about and booted a number of time. Everything was re-connected properly.

This is driving me totally mad as I need the laptop due to work and other reasons, I paid £550 about four years ago so it?s no longer under warranty, also none of the settings where changed before the issue began.

I would be grateful for any advice or assistance,So what is the possible issue that I?m having, is my motherboard fried or is it something else?
 

A:Dell 1525 Inspiron, won't start

just like mine

am trying to find the sleep sw that hibernates the sys to bypass read the threads under tryingdad, maybe we can fix both
 

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I am helping a friend that has a 18 month old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop running Vista Home Premium. Her hard drive is failing and it will be necessary to replace the hard drive.

I have been able to go in and use an external hard drive to save all of her picture, docements, etc.

I also saved the restoration partition that was put on the hard drive.

Here is my question. When I install a new hard drive, I assume that I should next install the Vista Home Premium from the included disk. Does it make any sense to reintroduce the restoration partition which I have saved on the hard drive. I could set up the partition when I first install Vista Home Premium.

My thinking is that I then could start the restoration process and thus have the computer installed with all the programs it originally came with.

I would need help with the following:

1) How to set up the restoration partition when I first set up Vista on the new hard drive. I can determine from the size of the files within the partition
how big it should be.

2) How to start the restoration process after I have the files for the restoration partition installed. on the computer. (I know on some computers
you would choose F10 or F11 to start the restoration process!)

3) Is it really worth the bother to go through all of this. I DO HAVE THE VISTA INSTALLATION CD AND THE DRIVERS!!!

Thanks for any and all thoguhts on this. I appreciate all your ideas.

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Hey everyone,
I am wanting to upgrade my old 1525 for schoolwork, by putting an intel Core2Extreme X9000, 4GB of 800mhz DDR2 RAM, and a 500GB Samsung Evo SSD. The main question I have, is that if the X9000 will be a better choice than the T9500? Obviously would go for the X9000 (not just for bragging rights). But will the X9000 work with the inspiron 1525?

Cheers,
hman out 

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Hello all,

I just finished wiping a friends laptop with a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro SP3. A couple days later I went to use it after it installed Microsoft Office 2007 Pro Plus. IT was extremely slow afterwards. Extremely slow means it took 15 minutes just to pull up the Start Menu. I removed all traces of Office and it was still slow so I did a clean install on Windows Vista (Which it shipped with) however the install itself is taking ages as well... Can anyone tell me what has happened??? I am at a loss and I just want this thing to start working again. I have also tried resetting the BIOS back to default settings and still nothing!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 very slow

Could be a simple hardware problem..make sure everything in bios is reading correctly (amount of ram, CPU clock speed, etc).
a fam member had a 1525, and it died spectaculary. Maybe they just arent good laptops.
If its not the above, IDK. new OS would be first suggestion, but apparently you did that already.
 

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Hello everyone,

I am looking to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 1525 from Windows XP SP1 32bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. However, I don't know if everything is compatible and if I can find the drivers for the laptop somewhere for windows 7. I do have the original Windows XP SP1 32bit driver cd.

Here are the specs:

Operating System
Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3

CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T6400 @ 2.00GHz
Penryn 45nm Technology

RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)

Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0U990C (Microprocessor)

Graphics
Plug and Play Monitor ([email protected])
Plug and Play Monitor ([email protected])
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (Dell)
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (Dell)

Storage
298GB Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 (SATA)
3GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB Device (USB)

Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-T40N

Audio
Intel High Definition Audio HDMI

A:Upgrading my Dell Inspiron 1525

Do you know if that machine is Win 7 compatible at all, drivers aside?

I wouldn't get frantic about drivers.

Your Windows install disc should have most of them; you might get a few more from Windows Update.

I would go to Dell's website and download your Ethernet (NIC) driver in case Windows doesn't install it. It's the most important driver as you need it to get on the net.

Of course, it wouldn't do any harm to download all possible drivers from Dell, but I wouldn't necessarily install them. See how Windows own drivers do for you.

After you install and get updated, inspect the functionality of your hardware and take a look in Device Manager. If anything is goofy at that time, then look around for other drivers.

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Hello guys,

My Dell Inspiron 1525 battery died 4 days ago. I am going to buy a new one. If I buy it from Dell it will cost me about $150, but if I buy it from Amazon it will be $50. So do you recommend me to buy it from Amazon, and if I buy it from there is it going to affect my system or the motherboard of the system.

Please help as soon as you can

Thanks alot,, Salam Alshaikh
 

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Hi All,
I am facing a weird problem on my laptop bought a week before, need assistance.
I am using my wifi which is 40mbps connection, but I am getting only 0.4mbs speed. I tried connecting directly by LAN then the speed is 40mbps. I tested connecting with my phone hotspot then also I am getting good speed around 10mbps. I tired resetting my router and tried but still the same. 
The key point here is my friend also using the same wifi on his laptop and he is getting 40mbps.
I dont know whats the issue is , even dell support technician taken a remote control and tried several settings but after 2 hours of remote control sharing also its still the same problem.
Please provide you valuable inputs. Thanks in advance!!!!

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When i turn the laptop on at first it seems normal and it says i have an internet connection, but when i try to go on the internet it just puts up a blank white screen. It then tries to load a webpage and either freezes completely and the whole screen goes black or times out after about 10 minutes and says:

"The instruction at 0x73F9D86A referenced memory at 0x73F9D86A. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0xc0000185. Click OK to terminate the program"

then another error message pops up saying:

''Unspecified error occurred in AVG."

and if i try to use alt ctrl delete when the internet is all frozen the screen goes all black except for the pointer. then it comes up with an error message saying:

"Failure to display security and shut down options
The logon process was unable to display security options when CTRL+ALT+DELETE was pressed. If the operating system does not respond, press ESC or restart the computer by using the power switch."

PLEASE HELP!
 

A:Dell inspiron 1525 wont go onto internet

have you tried removing AVG with the removal tool
AVG Removal Tools
http://www.avg.com/gb-en/utilities

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG etc

if that does not work
can you restore to a date it was working

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Restore PC to an Earlier Date & Time

Go Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore
Click in the radio button Choose a different restore point
Click Next
put a tick in Show more restore points
Pick a Date before this happened
Click Next
This should restore the PC to that time & date
windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

windows vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html

Windows XP
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/using-system-restore-in-xp/
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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525. I have it connected to a samsung lcd tv through the hdmi port to watch movies. Yesterday I connected the hdmi lead but the tv didn't detect a signal. So I tried a system reboot. The screen on the laptop lights up as in you can see the back light working but thats the limit to it. The laptop sounds like it is loading fine. dvd drive running hard drive working lights flashing etc. Anyone with any clues as to what the problem could be, and a possible solution would be very much appreciated.

A:Dell inspiron 1525 screen not working HELP!!

Tony, so the problem is your laptop is turned on, but the laptop screen isn't displaying an image?

Disconnect the HDMI cable, first. Look across your top row of keys on the keyboard. Tap the key with an icon on it that looks like a computer screen, then wait a second and see if your screen lights up It may be the F8 key, not sure. On some models you have to hold down the Fn key while you tap the F8 key. That toggles your LCD screen on and off.

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I have a 2 year old Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista that has never had any problems. However, today, unexpectedly, my computer froze and as I tried to restart it, it said there were no bootable devices. After running some diagnostics, it said the hard drive could not be detected.
The error is 0141. Message Error Code: 2000-0141. No drive detected.

I have absolutely no idea what to do. My warranty expired last year and I could really use some help!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 Error 0141

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I have seen many different threads about this same issue, but have not seen anything that has worked for me. I have a Dell inspiron 1525 and recently upgraded to windows 7. Since then all is good except for the fact that the internal microphone doesn't work at all. I have tried to install the sigmatel driver, but it says it doesn't support my operating system, even when I try and install it with compatibility mode. I would love any help on the subject as I am getting very frustrated with it. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 internal microphone

Without the Sigmatel driver you are having to use the native Windows HD audio driver which is a basic generic  that does not support all functions of the audio hardware. As you said the normal solution is to install the Sigmatel Vista audio driver R218148 in Vista compatibility mode. To do that you would download the Vista driver package and unzip it  but cancel the installation process. Go to its folder at c:\Dell\Drivers\R218148. Find the setup.exe file and right click on it. Select the Properties. Find the compatibility tab and select Vista.

If that is what you did and got the error message I suspect it is because it is a 32 bit driver and your version of 7 is 64 bit. There is another driver you can try. When Sigmatel went out of business it was absorbed by IDT and the early IDT drivers seem to be based on the Sigmatel ones. The IDT R226903 audio driver for 7 reportedly works on the 1525 so it is worth a try. You might be able to install it directly, but the instructions I was given were as follows:
With the Windows native driver installed, download and unzip the IDT but cancel the installation. Go into Device Manager to the audio controller (under "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers"). Right click on it and chose to update the driver. Choose to manually find the driver and don't let Windows look for it. Browse to c:\Dell\drivers\R226903 then click "Next". When you restart the laptop Windows will detect your audio hardware and install... Read more

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turn computer on and it says BOOTMGR image is corrupt. The system cannot boot.

I went into f2 and made cd/dvd drive first bootable option and placed Dell Operating System Reinstallation DVD into cd drive and restart.

I wait for press any key to to boot from cd/dvd and hit any key as instructed and get: The file is possibly corrupt. The file header cheksum does not match the computed checksum.

I have stuff on this computer that I need to get access to....please help me someone!!!! =)
 

A:dell inspiron 1525 with vista premium

You can take the Hard drive out and use an 2.5 to USB adapter and hook it up to another PC and hopefully access the data

Have you checked the Boot disk for dirt or scratches
 

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I cannot really give you a lot of specs & details on it, as I'm really inept about computers.

Basically it starts ok to begin with, fans working and you can tell it's working. Then it gets to the vista style welcome screen with the word 'welcome' and a small blue circle to show its loading.

Then a very alarming sort of ticking sound starts in the lower left side of the keyboard, below the fan?, and thats as far as it will go or a blue screen will appear telling me they've encountered an error and will restart my computer. Only when it restarts to get the same result.

I have the OS on a disk if I need to re-install it, and a friend who is of reasonable talent with computers (But away on holiday)

As I'm said I'm very sorry I cannot give you any more information as I'm not well gifted with computers (I'm an aspiring EMT if that helps any :S). I was on MSN when it froze, I left it for ages and then held in the power button to restart. Then na-dah.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 will not start properly

Well, you're getting past the POST test where the BIOS checks for hardware errors. The ticking noise could be a few things, really. It could be a hard drive failure, where you have a hard drive that works to boot but can't read much farther. You could have bad RAM but I'm not sure it would account for the noise. It's also possible you just have some corrupted system files.

The easiest way to do this is to try Safe Mode. On your next reboot, tap F8 several times until you get a list of start up options. Select Safe Mode and tell us if it loads this time. We'll go from there...
 

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One of my friends' laptop is being a bit temperamental. It's a relatively new Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista Home Premium (32bit) SP1 installed. Anyways, the computer turns on normally but when the OS goes to load it gets stuck at a black screen with just the mouse cursor moving around. Safe Mode doesn't work and the same thing happens if I select "Last Good Config that Worked." I've seen this problem before with updates, but my friend said it was working fine and he didn't install anything.

I popped in the Dell OS disk so I could try a repair/recovery but that was unsuccessful as well. The setup program didn't detect any problems with the OS and there were no restore points to revert back to. I have no idea what the computer is doing when it sits on the black screen. There is a little bit of HDD activity here and there but I think that's the normal behavior. Any ideas? I'm sort of at a loss here...

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 not booting (Vista)

If I get a Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 OEM disk can I perform a repair install without being able to boot the OS normally? I can't do anything with this computer at the moment--it just sits and does nothing. I slaved the HDD to another system and was able to read and write normally, so it's definitely a problem with Vista. Problem is I have no idea what is causing the computer to hang so I can't pull any errors and startup repair says there's no problems.
 

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when i try to log into my dell inspiron 1525 windows vista - i get a blank screen- it was working yesterday - do i need to reload my operating system? I hit f-11 and got a repair screen - that ran for 3 hours and nothing happened.

A:dell inspiron 1525 - blank screen

Do you see the Dell logo on start up or just a blank screen?
If it's just blank try hooking it up to an external monitor.

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I have a client with a Dell Inspiron 1525 notebook that is crashing several times a day. The cooling fan was dead and I replaced it but the system is still crashing several times a day. He is running Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit. I'm uploading his minidump files from earlier this week when I had the system and replaced the fan. Thought for sure it was crashing due to an overheating problem, the fan was dead.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:BSOD - Client's Dell Inspiron 1525

We'll need more info on this in order to help - please provide this info: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

One unknown driver shows up: qrsrgiig.sys
There are no google results when it's searched for, so that is suspicious and may suggest a malware infection.

Glancing through the memory dump analysis', the most significant thing (IMO) is the presence of hal.dll in the stack text. This implies that there's a problem with the system recognizing some attached device.
And, the drivers for both the Creative webcam (from 2007) and the Ricoh media card reader (from 2006) are very old - so they're prime suspects.

Please try updating or removing the following older drivers:
OLDER DRIVERS PRESENT IN THE DUMP FILES
- Create a System Restore Point prior to doing any of this. DO NOT mess with the drivers themselves - leave the Windows\System32\drivers directory alone unless we specifically direct you to it!
- Please update these drivers from the device manufacturer's website - or uninstall them from your system. Reference links are included below.
- DO NOT use Windows Update or the Update Drivers function of Device Manager.
- Please feel free to post back about any drivers that you are having difficulty locating.
- Windows Update exceptions may be noted below for Windows drivers:





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