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Dell Inspiron 1545 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit upgrade

Q: Dell Inspiron 1545 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit upgrade

Hi Thanks for reply. My friends Inspiron 1545 came pre-loaded with Vista Home Premium 32 bit. He bought the activation key from Sofoway in Banbury. They sent a link to Microsoft to download Windows 7 Pro 64 bit., which I did for him, as he’s not computer literate. I clean installed Windows7 Pro and then did the free upgrade to Windows10 Pro 64 bit. His computer was running fine. He came to pick it up from my place. I showed him it running Windows 10 and he was happy. Then about ten days later he called me and told me that he’s installed his mcAfee unlimited Internet Security, which he’d purchased from PcWorld. He got the activation key card, went home and went on McAfee, downloaded the software and so he tells me, after it activated, he got a message from McAfee telling him all his drivers were either out of date or weren’t installed. He called them and they passed him to some company on the phone that he doesn’t remember the name of and they offered to update and install any missing drivers for 80 pounds sterling and they requested him to activate Remote Assistant, which he did so they could take over his laptop and configure the drivers and missing drivers. He gave them his, either Debit card, or Credit card details and they took the 80 pounds from his bank account. He tells me that his laptop is running fine now, but it was running fine when I did the Windows 7 installation and the Windows 10 free upgrade, so I don’t understand why his laptop had slowed down so drastically. Also the company, whoever they are, told him that in six months he would need to make another payment of 80 pounds to update the drivers again. I smell something fishy, as I’m no novice when it comes to computers, but try explaining to someone who doesn’t understand computers and believes some company on the end of the phone that is milking money from him. A computer tech that works near my home in a computer repair shop told me that McAfee would not know just by you downloading and installing their software that your computer was running slowly and that they would never pass you over the telephone to any other company. Your thoughts would be much appreciated on this matter.
Thanks
John

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Preferred Solution: Dell Inspiron 1545 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 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 1545 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit upgrade

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

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

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

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

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

Device Manager says the webcam is working properly.

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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

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

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

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

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 RAM upgrade.

Cant go wrong with Kingston.

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

A:Help with Dell Inspiron 1545, RAM upgrade?

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

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Hello guys

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 onto a Dell Inspiron 1545

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

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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

A:Remove Windows 8 from my DELL INSPIRON 1545.

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

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


Thanks, Marie

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

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

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

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

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

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

Does anyone have a solution?!

A:Windows 7 startup problem on Dell Inspiron 1545

Do you have the win 7 DVD?

Maybe a restore dvd?

Either would be useful

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

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

A:DELL INSPIRON 1545 WINDOWS VISTA BOOT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please advise.

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

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

Intel? Driver Update Utility

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

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Hi guys,

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

My problem:

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

Process:

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

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

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

Regards

Mathew

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

Press F12 at boot & run the Dell diagnostic tool.

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

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

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 windows explorer has stopped working

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

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

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

The information onscreen reads:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

thanks so much!

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

What was she doing when it quit working?

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

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 1545 wrong dell drivers

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

tried maxtor powermax to low level and kill disc

any help appreciated guys

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

A:dell inspiron 1545 help

in2media,

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

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

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

Thanks!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1545

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

A:Dell Inspiron 1545

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

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Please Help with my dell inspiron 1545[Unresolved]

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

A:Help with my dell inspiron 1545

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

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

tried maxtor powermax to low level and kill disc

any help appreciated guys

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

A:dell inspiron 1545 help

Hi in2media

Open up a thread in System Security .

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

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

Drivers & Downloads=

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

You may find more under Vista.

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

A:Dell Inspiron 1545

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

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

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

A:dell inspiron 1545

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

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

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

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

How to burn an ISO file:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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

A:Inspiron 1545 CPU upgrade

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

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

A:Inspiron 1545 LCD upgrade?

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

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

A:Inspiron 1545 CPU Upgrade

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

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop and recently it keeps on shutting down without warning, the fan kicks in (quite loudly) and then total loss of power. It comes back on as soon as I press the on button and it doesnt feel too hot. help please?!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1545, shutting down

Go to this site: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/inspiron-1545 and download the driver under BIOS. Make sure all apps are closed and your PC is plugged in before flashing and follow the directions carefully or you can ruin your computer. After this, download realtemp: http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/ and run the exe after extracting the file. Tell me your temperatures for each core. good luck
 

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I'm really sorry if this is in the wrong section, I only just started on here. I've had my laptop for a few years, it's never really gave me much drama, but the other day it kept freezing after around 20 minutes, so I'd turn it off, start over and all was fine. I can't quite remember what happened, but I remember one time I noticed Chrome had messed up and deleted all my extensions, signed me out and changed my really cool theme which I was NOT happy about. I uninstalled Chrome and reinstalled, and it still didn't give my my extensions back, and was super slow letting me redownload them. I did a system restore thing, and that's when these problems started. Right now my laptop won't let me log in, it starts up fine but just before it gets to the bit where I choose the user, it goes black, and all I can see is the cursor. I've tried safe mode and it does the same, I've changed the battery too and I've tried startup repair. Please help, I will be SO eternally grateful.
 

A:My Dell Inspiron 1545 won't boot up.

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/476828/win-7-dell-inspiron-1545-wont-get-past-repair-screen/ Hamluis.
 
 
I have a similar problem. My Dell Inspiron 1545, with Windows 7, during the boot up process, all I ever get is the option to either start normally or launch repair! Using F8 I can get various options, Start Normally, Safe Mode, Start from last known good configuration etc. Using these options (or the ones I understand) always brings me back to "start normally or launch repair". I have also tried CRTL+F11 at the Dell logo but nothing happens - apart from returning to "start normally etc. Where to now? If I can get a command prompt (and how to I do that), what command line would I type in to obtain the recovery/repair functions?
 
The computer was bought secondhand from ebay and did not come with any disks.
 
Geoff

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Problems

Hi Geoff_B
 
Please start a new topic. If you can remember any particular reason to this happen mention it also in the new topic. (hardware or software addition, sudden shutdown etc)  

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

A:Resetting Dell Inspiron 1545

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

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

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hey guys.. i bought this notebook some days ago:

Notebook Dell Inspiron 1545 ,Intel Dual Core T4200 2.0GHz, 4GB, 160GB, LCD 15,6", Wi-Fi , Windows Vista Home Premium

as you guys can see... came with WINDOWS VISTA... and realy.. i hate windows vista..
i?m using windows7 in my pc for months.. and i liked a lot...
should i install windows7 in this notebook? will handle well?
and if yes... x64 or x86?

cya

A:Notebook Dell Inspiron 1545

Throw on a copy of Windows 7 ulti x64 RTM! Don't see any reason why it won't run well.

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My hard drive crashed it seems like. It made random sounds like you're at a Carnival and something in blue came up for tests. I have the CD"s that came with the computer. I put the CD in for the Drivers and Utilities and I get this:What do I do?

A:Dell Laptop Inspiron 1545

Hello Sefket,My hard drive crashed it seems like. It made random sounds like you're at a Carnival and something in blue came up for tests.That doesn't sound good. It would make sense to first run the built in Dell Diagnostics. Restart the computer.When the DELL? logo appears, press <F12> immediately.Select Diagnostics from the boot menu and press <Enter>.I don't know what the menu looks like as I don't own a Dell, but run all hardware diagnostics, especially hard drive and report any errors.Here is your Dell Manual for reference: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1545/en/SG/F123HA01MR.pdf. (PDF)Dell Diagnostics Page 39.

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Hey all!
I have a fairly new Dell Inspirson 1545 and until now it was working fine. My wireless internet is now not working. It finds the network fine but then says that it cannot connect. It also will not troubleshoot. The adapter is on correctly and I know it is not the wireless router because other laptops in the house are using the same wireless. When hooked up wired through an Ethernet cable it works fine...
Anyone know what's up?

A:Wireless help! Dell Inspiron 1545

Make sure that you have not inadvertantly turned off the wireless switch. You can also disable TCP/IPv6 in your adapter properies.

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How do i restore my dell inspiron 1545 to factory settings using my windows 7 disc??

A:Restore my dell inspiron 1545

Please keep to your original thread.

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I have had my dell for approx 3 years now and the other day my sound suddenly stopped working (no sound from ear plugs either). I restarted the computer and it made no difference. I can't play any sounds (no sound when the comp turns on, no sound on itunes, "Itunes has detected a problem with your audio configuration,"Youtube etc etc you get the picture.

I found some solutions online but none of the settings seem to have changed when I attempted to change them. So I went into safe mode and the speaker icon on the bottom right hand corner has a cross on it indicating that there is no sound (there was nothing of the sort when i wasn't in safe mode) I looked for solutions online and went into Services > Windows Audio to press START and the following came up "Windows could not start the windows audio service on local computer error 1068: the dependency service or group failed to start."

I have also tried system restore, but am unable to do so and the following appears "No restore systems have been created on your computer's system disk."

Please someone help, thank you in advance

A:No sound at all on my Dell Inspiron 1545

The first thing I would recommend would be go to dell's site and download the audio drivers for your machine

Drivers & Downloads

make sure to download the right one for your operating system (vista, 7 or xp)
install them and see if that fixes the issue

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

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

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

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

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 RAM question...

Hi,






Quote:
Memory

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



Source

Looks like it will quite happily handle 8gb

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Make & Model : Dell Inspiron 1545

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:DELL Inspiron 1545 not charging up

Hi sergios,

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

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

Thanks

Adam

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 will not start up

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

Orange Blossom

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