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DELL Inspiron 1525 Internal Microphone Not Working After Windows 7 Upgrade

Q: DELL Inspiron 1525 Internal Microphone Not Working After Windows 7 Upgrade

After upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7, the internal microphone on my DELL Inspiron 1525 does not work. When checking in the Control Panel > Sounds, the only device options are for the external microphone connection to the jack... Please help!

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Preferred Solution: DELL Inspiron 1525 Internal Microphone Not Working After Windows 7 Upgrade

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 Internal Microphone Not Working After Windows 7 Upgrade

Hi vinnyspice,

According to Dell's website, this laptop's drivers are only for Windows Vista. You contact Dell and see if there is any update available.

In the meantime, try downloading and installing the chipset driver and the sound card driver for Windows Vista and see if the issue can be resolved. You can download
them
HERE.

Also, run Windows Update to see if it helps.

Regards,
Linda

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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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I have problem ,  with my microphone for  laptop Dell inspiron 1525 because I recently upgraded to windows 7,and I try the  link to the IDT R261324 (6.10.0.6267, A18) , but I can not find file IDT R261324 drive , can you please send my the like or file.

A:Dell inspiron 1525 ,microphone problem after upgraded to windows 7

Hello.
IDT R261324 (6.10.0.6267)
It is a Windows Vista & 7 audio driver for the Dell Studio 1555.

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Dell Inspiron 1525 with Vista. Bought Windows 7 and followed all the online and book instructions to install.
Now when I turn the computer on, the pretty Windows 7 screen opens and asks for my password then immediately turns to a black screen where all this information is scrolling so fast I can barely read it.
I can see something about Windows did not shut down properly...and crash dump files...

HELP!??!?!?

I can get into Safe mode but "run windows normally" takes me through the same loop as above over and over.

What am I missing here!?!!??

Parker
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 Vista upgrade to Windows 7 = crash dump

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Inspiron 1525 Integrated WebCam not working in Windows 7 64-bit.  I have tried reloading drivers and software. Uninstalled and re-installed multiple times. Making sure that WIA is turned on in services. Tried compatibility mode. Downloaded various driver versions from Creative's website and from Dell. Re-installed the A16 bios upgrade (as suggested by Dell). I used msconfig to make sure that no other applications were started or running. Uninstalled Live Messenger. Device Manager recognizes the camera and says that it is working properly. Despite all of that I still get the message "Camera is not available. Please make sure it is not in use by another program" when using the Dell Web Cam application or Live Messenger. When trying to acquire image with ArcSoft or HP Photo suite I get "Camera is unavailable" as well.  Even in Safemode with all drivers disabled I get the same message. I used the camera just before doing the clean install of Windows 7 64-bit so I know that it is not a hardware issue, but it does appear that there is some type of hardware incompatibility issue with "7". Any ideas? Possible OS settings I'm missing? 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 Integrated WebCam not working in Windows 7 64-bit.

 
Since your question or comment has gone unanswered for so long, you can send your report on the device to the development team in this thread. 
Have Comments about Windows 7 BetaRating posts helps other users
Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP

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Hello.

I'm having a bit of a problem after I reset a Toshiba Satellite C55D-A-13T computer and upgraded it to windows 10. I reinstalled all the software from the Windows 10 upgrade Toshiba page and everything appears to work except the internal microphone. It doesn't appear to register any sound. It worked before, with windows 8.1 installed.

I tried another external microphone and that work fine. I tried reinstalling the IDT sound drivers and uninstalled DTS sound and Toshiba audio enhancements. I tried different audio levels and boost levels. The newest BIOS is installed. I tried using microsoft HD audio drivers but always with the same result, the green bar doesn't budge in recording devices.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525. Yes, I know it is a very old model but it has served me just fine over the last few years until very recently when some of the keys are failing. There was a loud, almost constant buzzing sound in my laptop every time I worked on it so I took it to the repair shop where the engineer told me it is a problem with the fan. So he removed the keyboard to open and check the make of the fan and said a replacement fan will need to be ordered. While I am waiting for that to be done, he put the keyboard back in its place but some keys on it are not working. I came across the following posted here more than 3 years ago by the user HYLBJTO. I am reproducing it below because the problem I am facing with the keyboard is exactly the same as described by this user and the suggestion given to him by someone to fix the problem did not work from what I understand.

"I was reading an expired thread about issues with certain keys not working on a Dell Inspiron 1525. I have experienced what seems like the same problem: Certain keys do not work - but not the same ones as those in the older thread (w,d,etc for me)... here's the strange part: If I do not screw down the keyboard and hold it up slightly, the problem disappears. I thought it might have something to do with pressure on the keyboard, but I could not duplicate the problem by applying pressure to the back of the keyboard. However, if it is screwed down tight to the plate it sits on, those same keys do n... Read more

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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 am trying to fix a Dell Inspiron 1525 that has a keyboard not working. Most keys work, but some do not work. I ordered another keyboard on ebay, but exactly the same keys would not work. What exactly would be the cause of this and is there any fix. Thanks for any suggestions.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 Keyboard not working

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I was reading an expired thread about issues with certain keys not working on a Dell Inspiron 1525.

I have experienced what seems like the same problem: Certain keys do not work - but not the same ones as those in the older thread (w,d,etc for me). I replaced the keyboard with another working keyboard ( I have two Dell 1525's). The same keys do not work - with either keyboard attached. But here's the strange part: If I do not screw down the keyboard and hold it up slightly, the problem disappears. I thought it might have something to do with pressure on the keyboard, but I could not duplicate the problem by applying pressure to the back of the keyboard. However, if it is screwed down tight to the plate it sits on, those same keys do not work. I tried putting pieces of paper between the keyboard and the plate it sits on, and got mixed results. SO, I'm thinking this could be some kind of electromagnetic interference???? Anyone have any thoughts here? The problem absolutely goes away if I hold the keyboard even 1/4th of an inch above the plate it sits on.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 Keyboard not working - A New Twist

The ribbon cable is just not properly seated. Make sure it is clean (alcohol), no fingerprints connecting it, and that the connecotr clamps down perfectly evenly.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop with Windows Vista Basic.  Today after plugging in a headphone set both the speaker and the headphone sound stopped working.  I have not changed any audio settings but checked them anyway and nothing was turned off or muted that I could see.  I have tried downloading and re-installing the audio drivers from the Dell support site but when I go to install them I get an error message saying that 'This is not the correct audio driver for this system. The installer will now exit.'
Any suggestions to get the sound working again? 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop sound not working

Try using System Restore. Try running the Dell Diagnostics audio tests to rule out hardware failure. See the "No Audio" FAQ for details.
en.community.dell.com/.../19772968.aspx

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Hello I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me! One day I turned on my laptop and the wireless internet had stopped working. I believe the window that popped up said "wi-fi catcher stopped working". I've tried updating my wireless adapters but it doesn't change anything, and they are all enabled so I don't understand why its not working. Someone please help
 

A:My Dell Inspiron 1525 wireless internet stopped working

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My warranty has no run out so dell can't actually help me. I wondered if anyone had a similar problem and what they did? Whenever I try to use the camera the blue light comes on as if to say that it is working but the picture is just black. When I click to take a picture regardless a box pops up that says "Unable to capture a photo. Please reconnect your camera and try again". But if the camera is integrated how can disconnect it? Have tried reinstalling drivers and even the webcam manager itself but it has not helped. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thank you. x

A:My dell inspiron 1525 integrated camera has stopped working?

Did you ever resolve your issue?  I am having the same exact problem with my webcam on my Inspiron 1525, and can't seem to fix it. Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.  Thanks!

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My internet has stopped working on both my wired and wireless connections.

Kimberley89 raised the same problem and i have been through the solutions suggested on thread number 928983 and have come to the end, as she did, with the problem unresolved.

When I load my machine it says:

"Your wifi catcher band configuration is not compastiblewith your WLAN card band configuration" "select yes to automatically change your wifi catcher or no to keep your current band configuration." Neither resolves the issue.

I too have the Dell wireless 1395 mini-card and run vista.

I was unable to do the SFC step:

"Cannot open boe\Desktop\SFCdetails.txt"

I havent run a registry check would you recommend this and if so advise on a suitable program as i do not have one.

Thanks in advance,

Bungle687
 

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Stupid geek in me upgraded without any particular reason the firmware of the DVD+-RW TS-L632H I have in an old Inspiron 1525 to version DW30, the latest available from the Dell site.
Until then the drive functioned flawlessly. After the upgrade and os restart, the drive died completely. It is viewed and "works properly" in control panel, but I cannot eject it, its led doesn't light up and it is basically unusable.
I tried uninstalling the drivers from controlpanel and then let the os reinstall them, downgrade the firmware to dw20 and then dw10 and still no luck. The drive cannot be ejected and looks like its power cable is unplugged.Bios version is A17 and the system has XP/Linux in dual boot mode. The problem persists on both os's.
Please suggest me a solution!

A:Inspiron 1525 TSSTCORP dvd drive stopped working after firmware upgrade

I do not think there is anything to do unfortunately. You can probably find a cheap optical drive for that laptop on eBay if you wanted to replace it.

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Hello,

I sometimes make overviews in virtual machines and technology tutorials on my Mac for YouTube and other video sites, I bought a Dell PP28L laptop yesterday with Windows 7.

There is an internal microphone (2 are listed) but neither seem to detect any audio, the volume setting is on 100, and I have tested both of the listed, but neither work.

I want to do a tutorial on installing Movie Maker 6.0 (Vista version) on Windows 7 easily, but can't do it, because I need to use my voice in the video, of course.

Would like some assistance please, thanks ^^

A:Dell PP28L | Internal Microphone Not Working

PP28L does not return anything on the Dell support site. Do you have another number for this unit? It must be an old machine?

Also, what is listed in the Device Manager, Sounds section? Post a screenshot.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi All,
I have a Dell Precision M4700 and have never had the need to use the internal mic until recently.  However, when I tried to use it, I can not be hear.  The mic test does not record my voice and appears to record what sounds like static.  I have tried updating the IDT driver, uninstalling it, and reinstalling it.  I have also tried using a plug-in mic.  I have run the Microsoft Audio Recording Diagnostic Fix which does not detect any issues.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!
 
System details:
M4700
OS - Windows 8.1 Pro,
OS Version -  6.3.6900 - Build 6900
Bios - Dell Inc. A14, 8/19/16

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Hi,

I have Dell Inspiron 1525
2GB RAM
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00GHz T5750
Windows Vista (32bit)

Windows Vista is too slow, so want to install the Windows 7
Will Windows 7 will be compatible with Dell Inspiron 1525.
If yes, please let me know how?
Thanks

A:Can Windows 7 be installed on Dell Inspiron 1525??

IMO,Yes.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Clean Install Windows 7

Did you make your Dell Vista Recovery Disk?

How to use Dell Recovery, & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support

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I have a dell inspiron 1525 with 2gb ran dual core and i downloaded the upgrade advisor for windows 7 and it said that it has all the requirements to run windows 7 but I just want to make sure...

A:Can my dell inspiron 1525 laptop run windows 7 rc?

of course windows 7 could run on a toaster

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i just acquired a dell 1525
specs



Intel Celeron M 550
Windows 7 (6.1) Ultimate Edition (Build 7600)
CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 1 Cores - 1 Threads
CPU PSN : Intel Celeron CPU 550 @ 2.00GHz
CPU EXT : MMX, SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S), EM64T
CPUID : 6.6.1 / Extended : 6.16
CPU Cache : L1 : 32 / 32 KB - L2 : 1024 KB
Core : Conroe-L (65 nm) / Stepping : A1

Freq : 1994.92 MHz (132.99 * 15)
MB Brand : Dell
MB Model : 0U990C
NB : Intel GM965 rev C0
SB : Intel 82801HBM (ICH8-ME) rev B0

GPU Type : Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
DirectX Version : 11.0

RAM : 4096 MB DDR2 Dual Channel
RAM Speed : 266 MHz (1:2) @ 4-4-4-12
Slot 1 : 2048MB (6400)
Slot 1 Manufacturer : Elpida
Slot 2 : 2048MB (6400)
Slot 2 Manufacturer : Elpida
7200rpm sata HDD

i put win 7 ultimate 64 bit on it and it seems to work well except the reason i purchased the ultimate 64 ver. was i wanted to be able to run vxp

i downloaded the xp mode drivers but it wont support the virtual mode

i understand this is because of the CPU

does anyone know what i need to do this?

i would like to max this machine out without melting it down

it seems to be a pretty good machine so far

I'm having a little trouble finding the right drivers for everything though
such as the touch pad does not show up in device manager so I'm running in mouse properties so to speak because i don't know what touch pad dell uses
in the 1525
example: synapti... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 and Windows 7's XP Mode

Here is a link for your notebook drivers. But unfortunately it doesn't list windows 7, hence no windows 7 drivers either.

Now about replacing CPU; I am unable to comment on it because Inspiron 1525 comes in so many flavors; you are better off consulting with Dell anyway as you commented about warranty over there. Hence, if the thing is under warranty don't void it by fiddling around with it; instead take it to dell and ask them what they can do with it; it may cost bit more; but you will retain your warranty.

Also you may have to update your notebook's bios for a new CPU (if the motherboard supports it in the first place)

However, having said that, I am not sure what is the dell's policy about replacing CPUs or memory etc. in your locality.

Lastly, download CPUZ and check motherboard type /revision / bios info etc. I believe you can upgrade to C2D easily if the Motherboard model you gave me is correct.
 

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tired searching through the forums for this problem but couldn't find it anywhere ....

so i'll go ahead and post and hopefully someone can help me ...

I have a dell inspiron 1525 laptop ..... came with windows xp installed on it ....

I have to use windows xp to be able to use a certain piece of software for work ....

I have a windows xp disk that i have used on many machines to reformat them before so i know this cd works ...
I place the disk inside of the laptop to reformat it and load windows xp onto the machine ... setup loads like usual ... everything loads up then i accept the license agreement for windows xp ... right after this is where i choose what drive to install windows xp on .... but the problem is that it doesn't show a drive at ALL .... now if i place the drive inside of another machine and load windows xp onto the hard drive then place it inside the machine .. everything works fine .... but for some reason it won't load up the drive on that machine .... someone has told me that i need to download the sata drivers from dell directly .... but ... the sata drivers are in exe format ... they don't have the .inf file which i'm pretty sure is what i need to be able to load it during windows xp setup ... not sure though ... PLEASE SOMEONE HELP
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 Will Not Reformat Using Windows XP

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Hi,

I am using a Dell Inspiron 1525 and I have just downgraded its Vista OS to XP. I have found all the drivers and installed them, but I still have problem using wifi. I have installed all related drivers but the Intel PROset/Wireless software can't find the driver.

I would really appreciate your help.

tnx in advance.

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 wireless driver for windows XP

http://support.dell.com shows that network driver for your computer, but you need to choose XP to display those drivers.

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Hi All,

I bought a new Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista Home Premium just before two months (Sept 2008) and facing a problem of Black Screen only mouse is active since last three days I just asked Technical support guy to help me out the same but he asks for charge though I have three years warranty even for Physical damage (complete cover).

I have tried to diagnose it and found the following error…

Error Code 0F00:137B
Msg: DVDW_4-Disk is missing/blank, insert data disk (Examle:RCD)
The given Error code and message can be used by Dell Technology Support to help diagnose the problem.
I don’t want to reinstall the OS as I have some important Data on C Drive.

Speedy help will be appreciated.
 

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I have just purchased Windows 7 Pro 32bit for my Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop and booted from the Windows 7 DVD. After a considerable time, the initial language selection screen opens but there's no mouse pointer to allow me to continue from this point. I tried re-booting from the DVD several times in case a driver had failed to load into ram, however the installation stops at that point as I cannot select anything. I tried every key on the keyboard and also tried plugging in a USB mouse to one of the USB ports and re-booting. Still not way to proceed without a mouse pointer.

I upgraded the ram to 4Gb and tested this on the previous OS (XP) and it was working fine. I have installed a new hard drive and was intending to let windows format and partition it for me, however I cannot proceed with the installation. I can only think that my Windows 7 DVD doesn't contain a mouse driver for this model, however I did check on various sites that Win 7 would install on my model and many people seem to have managed to do this. The disc and key cost ?50 so I don't want to have to buy another one. So I installed from this disc onto my desktop PC and it installed with no problems, so the DVD must be OK (for my desktop at least).

I have installed many operating systems but this is a new one on me, I don't know how else I can get this OS onto my laptop, can anybody advise me please?

Thanks in advance.
Dave.

A:How to install Windows 7 pro (32bit) on Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I was able to tab to the button named Next on that language selection screen. I was also able to change other items via the arrow keys once tab put the list in focus.

Do you see the focus change when tab is pressed? If not, then maybe the keyboard is not being recognized either.

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i have dell inspiron 1525 laptop before i have upgrade from vista to windows 7 and after that my intel 965 chipset driver stop working and when i have installed old driver its telling operating system not supporting and stopped . due to this hd videos also shows pixels and gaming is pathetic .

plz help urgently

A:need urgently intel 965 driver for dell inspiron 1525 for windows 7

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...Chipset+Family

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When I listen to my internal mic on my laptop I cannot hear anything but scratching or tapping on the laptop next to the mic. Is this a driver problem or do most of these models have this issue? Also there is no mic input on this type of Inspiron I was wondering if there is a way of using cellphone headphones as a mic and headphones at the same time? Or do I have to get a usb microphone?

A:Dell Inspiron 3537 internal mic not working

Priest96When I listen to my internal mic on my laptop I cannot hear anything
By default, you can't hear the mic. This is to prevent feedback. In order to hear the mic, open the Sound dialog, the Recording tab, select Microphone, then Properties. In the Properties box, select the Listen tab, then check the box to listen to the mic, and where you want to send the signal.

If you still cannot hear it, or if it doesn't seem to be working at all, make sure it is selected as the default device. If still no luck, it might be defective or disconnected. Sometimes functioning can be recovered by removing the bezel and reseating the camera connection, and make sure that the mic is lined up with the hole, and with no obstruction there. There is a service manual available with instructions and diagrams if you want to attempt that.
Priest96Is this a driver problem or do most of these models have this issue?
We get posts about mics not working, but I'm not aware of it being a particular problem with this model. It's probably not the driver but it is a possibility. You could download and install a fresh copy of the driver, for your operating system, from your support page. You could install a different version of the driver. Or you could test the driver by switching to the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right cli... Read more

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Daughter's laptop we've been working on. After much research online to the same problem many others were having and solutions they had tried, we diagnosed what we thought was a hard drive issue as our original error was 2000-0147 and we have replaced the hard drive on this twice since she's had it in the last 3 years. When we got her hard drive last week I went to install it and the Cd drive will not run the install disks.

I deactivated the CD drive in the setup so that it would boot from the hard drive and removed the CD drive and I'm still getting the black screen after the initial dell window with the windows startup scroll afterwards at the bottom. Put it back in and ran diagnostics and am getting errors on the CD drive.

Not able to start in safe mode or any other options within F8 without same results, with or without the CD drive in.

I'm willing to buy the CD drive but my question is, will the new CD drive work without the drivers being installed on either hard drive?

Thanks for your help.

Tammie

A:Windows Starts then black screen with Cursor Inspiron 1525 Dell

will the new CD drive work without the drivers being installed on either hard drive?Thanks for your help.TammieHi Tammie and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.A CD drive or DVD drive is usually manufactured as a plug and play device, therefore there are no drivers required for it to work with a system.The plug and play technology is built right into the motherboard, that is where it begins.So a CD or DVD drive can be booted to regardless of whether there is even a hard drive installed, as long as the disk in the drive is burned as a boot disk.So a basic answer is, no you do not need drivers.Hope that answers your question and you are much welcomed for my reply.Bruce.

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I have a friends laptop that the synaptic touchpad gets extremely hot and PC doesn't reconize it. Vista 32 home basic, have downloaded drivers and to no avail. doesn't even recognize a mouse plugged into a USB.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 hot to touch not working synaptic touch

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Hi,I have been looking for a solution to upgrade my Inspiron 1525 laptop, preinstalled with Vista Home Premium 32 bits when I bought it.The target is to prepare path to upgrade to Windows 10.I need Windows 7 or 8 to start with.I could not find a way on Dell website.
Many thanks in advance !Isabelle

A:Upgrade for my Inspiron 1525 Laptop from Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bits to Windows 7 or 8 and then to Windows 10

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would like to inform you that the Inspiron 1525 is not tested for windows 10 and we would not suggest that you upgrade the version of windows 
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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TO WHOM HAS DELL INSPIRON 1520 BUILT IN MICROPHONE IS NOT WORKING.

I have Dell Inspiron 1520 and I have issue to built in microphone is not working. I tried to execute the Sigma Tel driver from Dell Driver and Support website but prompted 'Exit Error; Error : Device Object not present, Restart system and run setup. Then, asked Dell support to help and they are not really helpful, after System Restore and drivers upload and finally asked to reformat the laptop........

Anyway, this is what works for me.

1) Download the Sigma Tel driver from Dell Support Drivers page and save it in Desktop
2) Shutdown your computer
3) Start your computer and press F8 at the Dell Logo page
4) Select Safe Mode (not others)
5) Proceed to work on Safe Mode
6) Right-click the Sound icon and activate the Sound icon
7) Select Recording device.
8) If still not working, then execute the Sigma Tel driver that saved in desktop

then, shutdown the computer and start as normal, you may see the system able to detect the built in Microphone then.

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My PC gives a very long beep when it starts up. But it does start up. More over, it automaticall types the / character in the password field sometimes.
sometimes behaves upnormally by not letting to type any character....
Y is it so?

A:Beep Sound while Booting Dell Inspiron 1525 windows vista home basic

Try running the Dell Diagnostics Test (the full version) to see if it detects any problems. Here's how: How to Run the Dell. If it does, contact Dell Support for assistance (there's a link near the bottom of the above article).

I hope this helps. If the test comes back completely clean, then post back and we'll try something else (or if your computer is still under warranty, contact Dell Support anyway as they should be happy to assist you and know more about your computer than we do).

Good luck!

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Hello!Some weeks ago the sound stopped working on my Dell Inspiron 3521. I can hear sounds when i connect headphones or speakers. I had windows 7 and i thought that the problem could be solved if i updated to window 10, but it didn't work. My drivers seem to be up to date. Is it a common problem on theese laptops or it might be a hardware problem? Please help!

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The Windows 10 upgrade seems to be working fine on my HDX 16 (I did a clean install). Now I want to talk to Cortana and cannot get my built-in microphone to work. This brings up two questions. 1. Does my laptop model have an Integrated Microphone Array? I cannot remember the last time it worked, but I thought it had one. 2. If it does have a built-in mic, how do I get Windows 10 and Cortana to hear it? I have tested and have got things to work with an external (Logitech) headset mic and headphones. And, I have an old unbranded external stand mic that works as well. I just cannot yell "Hey Cortana" at my PC and get anything to happen. I also ran the mic test on the Integrated Microphone Array and it recorded nothing (and I set the array to default). My driver is IDT High Definition Audio CODEC 6.10.6225.0, dated 7/21/2009. 

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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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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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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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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 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:

Quote:




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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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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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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Hello,

I own a laptop (Presario CQ56) and have been using Skype constantly for about a year with its internal microphone without an issue. After obtaining an automatic Windows 7 update a couple of days ago, my internal microphone stopped working. The microphone is still detected, enabled, but isn't picking up any input whatsoever. However, there is low static, but it's very constant, and isn't changed by input whatsoever. Here are the things I've tried:

-Restarting
-System Restore to before the update, then disabling automatic updates so I no longer have it
-Running the computer's find and fix audio recording software which claimed that there was no issue
-Uninstalling and reinstalling drivers without restart (with driver updates automatically through the computer's find and fix audio recording problems)
-Uninstalling and reinstalling drivers with restart (with driver updates automatically through the computer's find and fix audio recording problems)
-Uninstalling and reinstalling drivers with restart (through the official site's driver updates)

I do not own an external microphone, and I am hoping that I don't have to get one. That being said, that also means that I can't be entirely sure whether it's software or hardware based.

I hope that one of you can help me. I've done a lot of internet scouring and Google-ing and have run out of things to try; I've been at it for about 5 hours so far.

Thank you in advance.

A:Internal Microphone Suddenly Not Working After Windows Update

I would do a system restore to before it did the updates and see if it resolves the issue. Click start, programs, accessories, system tools, then system restore. Choose the date before the problem started happening and let it restore. See if the mic works after that. If it asks to do updates again and by chance you know what one caused the problem; then just dont download it. And to solve that from happening i would change the windows update settings to only download but let me choose when to install. EDIT: nevermind the system restore I just saw you already did that. In the end though i would just completely uninstall the device itself; remove it from device manager completely; and let windows hopefully re-detect it correctly.

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Hello all. Wanting to upgrade processor on my Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop. Want faster speeds for Home Audio recording purposes.

Currently installed:
Windows Vista Home
Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73GHz
2038MB of RAM
32-Bit OS

Any recommendation for what I can upgrade to?....
 

A:Upgrade CPU on Inspiron 1525

Apparently these work: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, T5450, T5550, T5750, T7250 or T8100 possibly even others.
Upgrading processors in laptops is difficult and risky and can be hit and miss since most manufacturer's do not post what upgrades will work.

You may also benefit from a faster hard drive depending on exactly what you are doing. An Solid State Drive will significantly improve drive performance.

What upgrades does Dell list of you laptop: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/DellPartsFamily.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&s=dhs&~ck=anavml

Sometimes its just better to sell an older laptop and buy a completely new one.
 

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Hi,
I currently have the T5750 2M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 667 MHz FSB and I was wondering what is the fastest cpu available for my laptop? If I get the T8300 3M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, will I get stuck with a 667FSB since my bios is set to 667? Also I upgraded my ram to 4G 800mhz but it's set to 667 in the Bios, is there any bios available that could fix this? Even a beta one? Thanks for you time and help!

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I have a really nice inspiron 1525 and hate to get rid of it. What is the biggest cpu I can install and what is the most ram I can install ???

A:Inspiron 1525 upgrade

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
An upgrade with the memory is possible ,however we wouldn't recommend and upgrade in the CPU due to compatibility issues.
Thanks
Robin

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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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