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No Audio Dell Vostro 1400 - Windows 10.

Q: No Audio Dell Vostro 1400 - Windows 10.


I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 Pro on my Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. Everything works fine except I can't hear any audio from my speakers. When I plug in the earphones then audio works fine.
I previously had Windows 8.1 and the speakers worked flawlessly there. Now when I tried to install the http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=NN9X1&fileId=3327213123&osCode=WW1&productCode=vostro-1400&languageCode=EN&categoryId=AU it threw an " Error: ExitError:Error=Device Object not present ". I tried uninstalling the current drivers, then reinstalling them but that didnt work. I think if I could get the Sigmatel audio drivers installed then my audio would be back but I wasn't able to fix this error.
If anyone has any ideas how to fix this I would really appreciate it!

Preferred Solution: No Audio Dell Vostro 1400 - Windows 10.

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: No Audio Dell Vostro 1400 - Windows 10.

Sorry for late reply -- must have overlooked your post.
MrAudioProblemtried to install the http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=NN9X1&fileId=3327213123&osCode=WW1&productCode=vostro-1400&languageCode=EN&categoryId=AU
That's an XP driver. Win10 is supposed to work with Win7 and 8.1 drivers, so Win10 might not be a good fit with the Vostro 1400. Try the Vista version, Sigmatel R171786. Download the driver package and extract the files (unzip or unpack and make a note of the name of the folder that is created) but cancel the installation process. Go to the folder on the hard drive to which you unpacked the driver files which should bec:\Dell\Drivers\R171786
Find the setup.exe file and right click on it. Select the Properties. Find the compatibility tab and select Vista.
If still no luck then I would advise you to revert to Win8.1.

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Where can I get Vostro 1400 Audio Driver for Windows 7 32 bit.

A:Vostro 1400 audio driver for windows 7

Try installing the Sigmatel HD audio driver. There is not one for Windows 7 so you must use the Vista version and install using Vista compatibility mode.
Download the driver package using the browser, not Dell Download Manager. Extract the files (unzip or unpack) but cancel the installation process. Go to the hard drive to c:\Dell\Drivers\R171786   (This is the folder that is created when you unpack the download. It contains the driver files.)Right click on setup.exe and select Properties. Find the compatibility tab to select Vista.

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Dear Tech Guys,

I'm admittedly not great with computers but I'm trying to learn, so here we go:

I'm having trouble connecting to the wireless network in my new home using Windows Vista on a Dell Vostro 1400. Confounding factors:

1) My roommates are connecting without any problems
2) The computer will connect occasionally, but just as frequently disconnects so I'm using internet through the wireless in frustrating 5 minute intervals and I never know when it will decide to shut off or on again. It is incredibly spotty.

My boyfriend tried to fix it a few days ago and I'm not sure what he did or if it affected anything, but for the past few days the wireless hasn't connected at all, even for a few minutes like it was before.

3) The network sharing center shows me as being connected and getting great signal but it's clearly not. I tried all of the options it has given me---resetting network adapters, restarting the computer on multiple occasions, but it still gives the same feedback that "there is still a problem" basically.

I tried walking through some of this:
and from what I can tell, everything LOOKS fine. In the past I have connected to other wireless networks without issue, though things on my computer may have changed since then...but I doubt it.
I'm not sure what to do, I have scoured the internet but to no avail. Can anyone h... Read more

A:Wireless connectivity problems: Windows Vista on a Dell vostro 1400

We need to have information please.

- Make and Exact model of Router, Modem or router/modem combination
- can you connect using a cable rather than wireless to the router - just to see if that works OK
- The other machines working without any issues - correct
- Do you have a Firewall - if so it may be blocking access - what firewall / security program do you have ?
- If using wireless, do you have Encryption - if so, Remove any wireless encryption from the router, and try to connect - post back results
- Most laptops have a wireless switch - some a physical switch other use a combination of the FN key + one of the F key to toggle on/off - make sure this is on

Please post back the results from below - you may need to copy into notepad and save on your PC and then copy to a working PC to post here

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following i... Read more

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Can you tell me that which Os is more stable on Vostro 1400 notebook.

A:Which one is best OS for Dell vostro 1400 ???

This usually ships with Vista basic - which is as much use as a chocolate teapot. You can upgrade to vista premium or bite the downgrade bullet and take it to an OS XP Home or PRo that is established with at least 3 service packs. You don't include any specs - so answers may be vague as a result. Give us PC info. and we may be ale to help.

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Hi i chose following customizable settings - Can u Comment and suggest !

It will be so nice off u if u contrast Specially on following things

-- Processor cache, RAM Size, maximum HDD Size, battery, wireless adapter type.


Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T5870
2.0GHz, 2MB Cache, 800 MHZ FSB

DOS Operating system ( NO CHOICE )

2GB (2 X 1024MB ) 667 MHZ Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM

160 GB SATA Hard Drive

Internal 8x DVD+-/RW Combination with dual layerwrite capabilites

Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Black LCD Cover with Camera

Dell(TM) Wireless 1395 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card

Floppy Drive - NONE

1year next business day onsite service

1year complete cover

9-cell 85whr lithium Ion Primary Battery

No case

90W AC Adapter

Dell(TM) Premium Optical Mouse

A:DELL Vostro 1400 - Best BUY ?

All the above is meaningless until we know how you intend to use it.
Are you buying this from Best Buy?
What OS do you intend to install?
Why not buy direct from Dell?
What's the price?

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password dell vostro 1400



A:help dell vostro 1400

read the FAQs please: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html

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I have a Vostro 1400 which runs with Vista Business.

It has stopped working properly all of a sudden. It starts up ok, I enter my password ok and it goes onto my desktop ok. But when I click on anything, whether it be an icon or the Start menu, it just freezes.

It's working fine in Safe mode. I've tried System Restore and CCleaner.

I have a feeling it might be when I tried to plug in a camera into the USB when it was shutting down (I didn't know it was shutting down). It might not be that, but that's when it started.

Help anyone???


A:Help with freezes on Dell Vostro 1400

The hard drive may have bad sectors. It is going to be hard to check it using Checkdisk, because you can't get to where the check is. Are there any drive utilities available in the bios or right before boot up?

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I'm in the process of replacing the screen on my old Dell Vostro 1400. However, as I would like to buy it used (for obvious reasons) it's hard to find the exact part number I want at the right price so I was wondering which part numbers would be a good replacement the part number on my current screen is LTN141W1-L09 (Dell Part Number: 0DM110). Firstly, I was wondering what the part after the hyphen meant in the model Number. Also, can I replace this screen with one with a lower resolution or different aspect ratio?

I've also noticed that latitude D600 series shares a lot of hardware with the Vostro 1400 would any screen from there be compatible?

Thanks for reading

A:Replacing Screen On Dell Vostro 1400

I would think that when you replace a screen it should be the exact same one as the original. you might find what you need on ebay as im sure someone might be selling one for parts or repair only.ive never replaced screens yet in my laptops because by the time they have gone bad it was more to fix it than the computer was worth.you might also check with a computer repair place they might have what you are looking for or tell you where to find the correct screen for that model.

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Hello guys & girls,

I'm unable to get the in-built bluetooth function working on Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. I have perused Dell forums to no avail. I have downloaded the machines bluetooth driver & have located a couple of patches via said forum but all to no avail.

I've uninstalled & re-installed the Widdcomm software too even via a direct route by drilling down to the folders in the OS in my case it's C:\dell\drivers\R140135\3100_216\Win32 & have even tried utulising the laptop's drivers cd to load bluetooth from that. Again no luck.

Anyway thanks for looking in & if there are some Dell engineers taking a look here then I appreciate any help you may have also.

Thanks in advance

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I have a Dell vostro 1400 laptop. I am running Windows Vista.

When I plug my power adapter into my computer, I get the error message:

The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation.

I am using the adapter that came with the laptop when I purchased it about 15 months ago. The laptop still runs off of the charger and so it functions when it is plugged in, but the battery itself is dead. My battery health is good and nothing is broken off of my charger. Please help me!

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I have had a Vostro 1400 with a C2D cpu for about 1.75 years now and just today I started to get a high pitched whine from the back left (right where the fan is).

I've tried using compressed air to clear out the fan, no luck. The Whine is from the back left right at the air vent. (Vostro 1400)

I disabled popup and popdown, disabled c4, tried HLT.. no luck anywhere. Whine is not just in Windows, as soon as cpu starts the Whine starts. Thoughts?

Vistra froze thanks to RMclock, but when I restarted I noticed the Whine did not begin until I chose Boot Windows Normally, b4 that nothing.. Whine was almost immediate after

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I am trying to restore the laptop to factory settings....
I tried Ctrl + F11 with no results.
I tried F8 and DID NOT see "repair my computer" option ?
Thanks for your time

A:Restore dell vostro 1400 to factory settings

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How do you start up a recovery partition on a dell vostro
i tried:

alt + f4 , f4 , ctrl + f4 , f10...i cant find any info...

i saw repair my installation in a menu...when i didnt need to do this...now i do...
i had the same problem with a newer dell earlier today...

is the partition having a problem that it cant start..and no option is available

any help please

A:dell vostro 1400 recovery partition...actually all new dells

On my dell a little over a year old is as follows
hit power start tapping the f8 key light and fast
A menu will appear
select repair my computer
select dell factory image

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I've been working on attempting to fix my girlfriends Dell Vostro 1400 notebook and I've been running into too many brick walls.

First off, the computers specs:
Core 2 Duo T5470 (1.6Ghz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
1GB DDR2 667Mhz
128MB Nvidia Geforce 8400GS
120GB 5400RPM SATA
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
8x CD/DVD Burner w/ double layer DVD+ write capability
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

When I got the laptop from her I booted it up and there was no video, just a blank screen. It indicates HDD activity but nothing displayed. I then tested out the PSA boot method through the beep sequences. It came up with an optical drive error, which I can really doubt. I've unmounted the optical drive and thoroughly inspected it, but I couldn't imagine it being the problem here.

I then hooked it up through my PC external monitor, and got some video out of it. It goes through the boot start up and then hangs for a good 3-5 minutes before displaying an error message that reads:

***Hardware Malfunction
Call Your Hardware Vendor For Support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
***The System Has Halted***

I reboot and attempt to enter any of the start up options but none seem to be operational. It takes about 5 minutes to enter BIOS setup and as soon as it loads it just display nonsensical coding. The same goes for the other boot options, though some are slightly different in appearances. I've attempted a full power drain on the laptop which didn&#... Read more

A:Solved: No display on bootup (Dell Vostro 1400 notebook)

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Hi All,
I am brand new at your forum, and I would lie to share with you with my poor experience. Now I am having 2 Dell notebook, having the same problem, I took to all technician around and no luck to solve the issue.
The problem is when you switch on the power it does`t work, it just give red flash and then dead.
The model as stated on the topic above is Dell Latitude D610 and Dell Vostro 1400. Any one can help me out to solve the issue.

Pls Help to solve it!!!

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Small annoyance -

As the title says, I have Dell Vostro 1400 w/Vista Business. Using just the laptop monitor. I set the video resolution (as it was when it arrived) at 1200 x 800. Now, it changes to 1024 x 800 when the computer is put to sleep and the awakes. I can set it back to 1200 x 800 and it works fine. Anyone have any ideas? It is small so it drives me a little nuts.

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My 4 year old Dell vostro 1400, a carryover from my son's college days, has stopped reading and writing DVDs, though it reads and writes the CDs perfectly.

I replaced the DVD drive with a new Optiarc internal DVD writer. This new Optiarc has worked for about six months and then again same problem not reading and writing DVDs only.

Is the problem with the DVD writer or with the laptop? I am apprehensive to replace the DVD writer again.

By the way the OS is Windows XP professional.

A:Dell Vostro 1400 laptop internal DVD writer not reading/writing DVDs..

Normally it can be attributed to the laser burning out. The drive uses a different wavelength to do CDs than DVDs. They often don't burn out like a light bulb but just can't do the higher wavelengths.

Optical drives are notorious for sudden failure. On a desktop it's no big deal - a $20 repair. But a laptop is expensive to do replacements on. I'd be bumming too.

Curious (dealing with a similar issue with a laptop here):
When you go into Device Manager and check the properties of that Optiarc drive, is the name 'garbled'?

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I want to put Windows 10 on my Vostro 1400, after I replace the hard drive I see Windows 10 disc on Amazon for $around $60. Is that a good idea? I also see XP Pro (Is that obsolete) for around $10. Everything I need seems to work with my current Vista OS, but the hardrive is bad so I wouldn’t mind a little upgrade, without spending much. It’s an old computer.

A:New OS for old Vostro 1400

Thank you for writing to us!
Firstly this system is no tested with windows 10, we would not suggest you to force upgrade the system as you will not have the appropriate drivers for the same which will give you more issues.
We would suggest you to the install the same Operating system as it has been working fine with the system configuration.
Kindly Private message the service tag and email address.

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Hello all, it is with great sadness that I compose this post from my mother's computer. My beloved Dell Vostro 1400 is maybe dying on me. Even after i shut it off and turn it back on I just get these lines. I've attached pictures below. The computer is about two and a half years old. I'm afraid that it's overheated and maybe something got fried.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks, David.

Vostro 1400 --
-- Intel? Core蒂 2 Duo T8100 (2.1GHz/800Mhz FSB/3MB cache)
-- [223-5514]
-- LCD Panel --
-- 14.1 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Anti-Glare Display
-- [320-5564]
-- Memory --
-- 4GB
-- [311-7285]
-- Video Cards --
-- 128MB NVIDIA? GeForce蒂 8400M GS
-- [320-5563]
-- Hard Drive --
-- 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
-- [341-5536]

WELL...I CAN'T UPLOAD Here is the link...
Picasa Web Albums - David - junk

A:Vostro 1400 showing only lines

Most likely it's a video card problem, although it could be the cable to your monitor or the monitor itself.
Check to be sure that the fans are working and that there's not dirt/dust stuck inside (use canned air to blow it out - DO NOT use a vacuum or an air compressor, it'll cause damage)

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My old Vostro 1400 display goes black shortly after startup.  External monitor works fine, and the image is visible on the screen if I shine a bright light on it.  So, I conclude that either the lamp driver or the bulb is bad, am going to try repairing but don't know where to get these parts.  Options for my computers tag don't show these parts.

A:Vostro 1400 Display Failure

You'd have to try EBay - - or replace both the screen and the inverter together, which is likely the best option.
There was once a time when replacing the bulb or inverter made economic sense because of the cost of LCD panels -- it no longer does.  You can easily replace the screen and inverter for well under $100.

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i upgraded my vostro 1400 and now the video driver cant be found

A:Vostro 1400 with Win 7 64 bit video driver needed

When you say you "upgraded" your Vostro 1400, what upgrade did you perform?  If you replaced the GPU (assuming it's removable in that system) or replaced the motherboard with a version that has a different GPU built in (assuming that system was available with more than one GPU configuration), you'd need to download and install the correct drivers for your new hardware. You can find them at support.dell.com, although I would manually select your system model rather than entering your Service Tag.

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I'm running windows 10 on my vostro computer when the screen freezes. I have to (after a long time waiting) force shut it down and when I turn it back on 6 identical screens come up, even in the bios. after a few weeks of reinstalling the nvidia driver through device manager and getting it to work again, the driver fix I was doing the few weeks stopped working.HELP!
also in device manager it says windows has stopped this device, but i can't seem to fix it

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Hi :
I am having issues with my desktop. There is a red arrow in the sound icon. When i plug headphone i can hear sound .But without headphone there is no sound. I do not see any issues with driver as they look good. Can anyone help me to fix it.

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Dear friends,

AnyBody Knows which audio driver to use for Dell Vostro A840 Model. I have Dell company Driver CD But It will not work as the model is outdated. Dell Vostro comes with Ubuntu OS with Ubuntu audio Drivers installed. I had Installed Win Xp with Hp Audio Drivers it worked. But I can’t remember the audio Driver. I also tried the website http://dell.com/downloads. The fact is the orignal drivers of Dell Does not work . We have to use other drivers like hp driver to listen to the sound.If Anybody can Please help me solve this issue then it would be a great favour from u people.Please email me to [email protected] if you know

A:Dell vostro a840 audio driver

sanchit said:

Dear friends,

AnyBody Knows which audio driver to use for Dell Vostro A840 Model. I have Dell company Driver CD But It will not work as the model is outdated. Dell Vostro comes with Ubuntu OS with Ubuntu audio Drivers installed. I had Installed Win Xp with Hp Audio Drivers it worked. But I can’t remember the audio Driver. I also tried the website http://dell.com/downloads. The fact is the orignal drivers of Dell Does not work . We have to use other drivers like hp driver to listen to the sound.If Anybody can Please help me solve this issue then it would be a great favour from u people.Please email me to [email protected] if you knowClick to expand...


Hello and welcome to TSG. Firstly, you might like to edit out your e-mail address in case the Spam brigade gets hold of it. All your replies will be through ths Forum.

Somewhere on the casing of your Dell machine will be the Service Tag reference number. If you input that at the Dell website, their system wil then identify your computer and tell you exactly what they put into it. Because they customise so much, they invented that system for just this purpose. Do that and you get the driver for the precise audio equipment they put in but, obviously, not anything you changed after buying it.


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Hi, whenever I insert my board CD and try to install audio driver for my dell Vostro A860 it shows an error:
Driver Installation Failed: Could not find the MEDIA device for this driver
What is this kind of error and how to fix it ?
PS: It has intel GM965 board and 1.6GHz CPU.
 Plz help me out.. Thanks

A:can't install audio driver for dell Vostro A860

Please try the driver from the below link.
If it didn't work for you, please post the hardware ID of your audio card. 

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Here is my TSG system info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2140 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3316 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 65997 MB, Free - 19570 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5813 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0CU409, ˙˙˙, ..CN7360479400OD.
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2011, Updated and Enabled

This thing never worked properly sound wise but I used to at least get the headphone jack to make a sound. Now it says NO AUDIO OUTPUT DEVICE INSTALLED.
Please help, I am going out of my tree. I know it is a known issue but still cannot find a solution. Thank you!

PS I am in the United States, so the link from GB didn't work for me.

A:No audio output device installed Dell Vostro 200 Vista HELP!

Is the audio chipset listed in Device Manager? Most likely, the audio chipset is faulty and not being detected during bootup...thus the message in Windows.

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Me Chad Kagen from Atlanta. I am buying new dell vostro 15 3558. My  audio driver is not working. Tell me what i do?
Chad Kagen

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Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10.
Notebook rebooted:
1.Fireed power led,
2.Powered up hdd led for 2sec. Turn it off.
3.Stops ...
No Dell Logo, no beeps, can't go into Bios.
LCD test works OK.
Remove Ram module, powered up and listen beep's
Pressing END key and power Notebook does nothing.
Any idea?

A:Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10

Yes. I did it.
Laptop have Phoenix bios.
Phoenix Bios have has restored procedure from USB Flash.
This steps to restore BIOS:
1.Get USB flash below 4Gb.
2.Format it to FAT.
3.Get your flash update from Dell Store - xxxx.exe
4.Run cmd.exe and in command prompt run xxxx.exe /writehdrfile
5.Copy extracted Bios.cap to flash drive.
6.Turn off laptop.
Next step 7,8 may be not needed but I did it.
7.Disconnected all perihpericals including battery and charger.
8.Disconnect HDD
9.Plugged the usb drive on the laptop at the right side.
10.Hold END key
11,Pluged the powercord and relase the END key 1 second after the power cord is in.
12.USB led on stick blinked fast and we see Bios Recovery Process on screen.
13.After finish notebook reboots and worked fine.

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I found this list on the Dell site that tells you whether they have tested a particular model for its ability to be upgraded to Windows 10.   The Dell Vostro 3550 is not on the list of about 20 Vostro models, some with lower model numbers ,  some higher.   Will they ever test it?? 
  If you try to upgrade,  windows 10 copies files and then in the 2nd of the three major sections of the upgrade (where you have that big circle in the middle of the screen)  it just goes to a blank screen and then all disk activity ceases and it becomes well hung.   Of course now, the machine thinks its os is win 10 and you cannot go back to a win 7 recover point .  So you just lose all your data and apps and restore the factory image and then install 208 windows 7 updates and it takes like 8 hours in all.
Sounds like a similar problem that people had with Vostros going from win 7 to win 8.   Why not fix it.  

A:Windows 10 Upgrade - why isnt Dell Vostro 3550 on the list from Dell ?

Well, after spending the better part of whole day trying to figure out why somebody else's Dell Vostro 3550 was not displaying anything after an even longer period of downloading the Windows 10 upgrade (from Windows 7 in this case) it turns out the fix required was to upgrade the BIOS to A11 (end of 2012).

Hopefully this might save someone a wasted day in their lives. Before this I spent some hours before figuring out that the machine was in fact booting - only the display was black. So then it was a matter of figuring out key strokes to use (blind) to shut down and also enable the menu for safe mode. Safe mode worked, and so then more hours trying to work around the issue before finally stumbling onto some stuff online where the BIOS upgrade was mentioned - apparently also an issue with Windows 8?

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I have a Vostro 200 tower and also a Vostro 200 slim.  I am not using the slim version and I would like to know if the memory from the slim can be used in the tower?

A:Dell Vostro 200 Slim and Vostro 200 Tower

the memory is the same in both versions.

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The Dell web site says that Dell doesn't support Windows 10 on Dell Vostro 1710.

But just letting people know that it works perfectly well. One driver - the SD card reader driver for O2Micro OZH24, is missing post-installation, but the following link can solve that problem.

Toshiba's M300 O2 Card Reader Controller driver

Also, don't manually install any NVidia Video drivers. Just let windows get its updates.

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My laptop is dell vostro 3550,i have tried twice to install windows 8 but to no avail. After finishing installing it just load and load without startup.what should i do?

A:Dell vostro cant install windows 8

Welcome to Tech Support Guy

After the installation has completed, you have removed the DVD, so that it may then boot to windows 8, rather than back to the DVD - have you?

Not that you are at this stage but I also notice that Dell have released a BIOS update version A11 to fix a problem on Windows 8
Vostro 3350 bios A11


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This is my first post on this forum. Thank you for your time and help.

I have the Windows 7 Beta disc and I am trying to create a partition and install it on my Dell Vostro 220 (see my profile for full PC details).

I have 3 partitions:
FAT16 - Primary - 70MB FAT16 - 0xDE (EISA Configuration)
OS (C) - Primary, Active - 152.2GB NTFS (Windows XP Pro)
NTFS (F) - 80.61GB NTFS (Empty)
I am trying to install Windows 7 on partition 3, but the installation is giving me an error: "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed."

Here's my procedure:
Insert CD
Boot from CD
Start Installation
"Custom (Advanced)" Installation
Created new partition on unallocated space (currently partition 3 NTFS)
Copying files... OK
Expanding files...
Error: "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed."
Restart and boot XP
Software I'm using on XP that may be interfering:
Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0
ESET Nod32 Antivirus 3.0.650.0
Any ideas on what I can do to fix this error and eventually dual boot XP Pro and Windows 7?

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The Dell web site says that Dell doesn't support Windows 10 on Dell Vostro 1710.

But just letting people know that it works perfectly well. One driver - the SD card reader driver for O2Micro OZH24, is missing post-installation, but the following link can solve that problem.

Toshiba's M300 O2 Card Reader Controller driver

Also, don't manually install any NVidia Video drivers. Just let windows get its updates.

A:Windows 10 on Dell Vostro 1710

Thanks for the tip, dcam!

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I'm not able to download windows service pack 2 and I'm not to sure why! Not only that but for service pack 1 the files are huge which I don't think is right. In my control panel, programs and features I have multiple files of microsoft sync framework and microsoft visual C++

A:Dell vostro 3300 - Windows 7 SP2?

Hello Joe,

SP1 advanced is the latest service pack available for download from Microsoft. The rest is all through Windows Updates.

Service Pack and Update Center - Microsoft Windows

Hope this helps,

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After reinstalling my windows 8.1, I have issues with my laptop audio. It shows red cross on the sound icon. Things i have done to fix it but failed: 
1. Uninstalled my Realtek audio driver. Downloaded an updated driver from Dell official forum. Installed it but failed to fix it.2. Did a diagnostics check with set up and also with online support which in turn shows that no error found.3. Tried to follow maximum instructions given on the Dell forum on Realtek Sound problem but failed to fix it.4. My device configuration:Device: Dell Vostro 3546OS: Windows 8.1BIOS: A12 (the latest one) - I think there is something wrong in this only. But unable to find.5. One more thing I want to add is that after installing Realtek audio driver, Device manager shows this error:This device cannot start. (Code 10). The request is not supported.
Now please guide me to fix my laptop.Thanks in advance.

A:Vostro 3546, Windows 8.1, Realtek audio, no sound

ashish_mdp Did a diagonstics check with set up and also with online support
Hello. Have you tested with the ePSA diagnostic Quick Audio Check?

If you fail to hear the test tones in the Perform Quick Audio Check then there is a hardware failure with the Realtek audio system.
ashish_mdpBIOS: A12 (the latest one) - I think there is something wrong in this only. But unable to find. 
Did you install the A12 version before or after the audio failed? If the audio error occurred with the previous BIOS then the BIOS is not at fault.
Some BIOS versions let you downgrade to an earlier version. Some BIOS versions have a setting to enable audio (most don't).
ashish_mdpan updated driver
Dell has only released only 2 versions for Win 8.1 for the Vostro 3546: Realtek and Realtek, both from 2014. It should be one of those. However Windows contains its own native audio driver so the audio should have worked right after installing Windows, even before installing a Realtek driver.

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it only has usb device, i have windows made in my usb flash it boots up, but before it starts to install, it need some drivers for dvd/cd device (which i dont have) or usb, i have usb driver on seperate flash but it dosnt recognize it or its just a bad driver i dont know. Now it has linux installed, maybe this is the problem. help pls

A:Can't install windows 7 on Dell Vostro v131

This error is caused by a bad installer. Confirm your ISO or download another to be sure, write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu. Boot under USB, Removable or HD's using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, with HD set to boot first in BIOS setup.

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I am thinking of buying Dell Vostro 3546 with linux installed from Amazon. Reason, cheaper price than those which have windows and dos installed. I need windows 7 for my work. Is it possible to format Linux and install windows 7 on Dell Vostro 3546?

A:Do Dell Vostro 3546 support windows 7?

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... The Dell Specs are 1.7 GHz Intel Core i3-4005U 4th Gen Processor
4GB RAM 500GB HD .... Should be no problem at all ...

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Hi All,

I have been getting a number of BSOD errors over the last few months!

I'm at University now and therefore am worried that my PC is going to mess up while I am working so i would appreciate any help!

I have attached the 5 most recent minidump files.

The specs for my PC are:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5270 @ 1.40GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 3.00GB
System Type: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Display Adapters: Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family

Thanks in advance,

A:BSOD Windows 7 64-bit - Dell Vostro 1500

The minidumps are pointing to a memory fault, but you might want to run a check of the hard drive too

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Hello, I've formatted the computer 3 times to solve the non shutting down issue, so I'm starting to believe is somehow hardware related.
I was using Windows Insider Preview (fast ring) and then (slow ring). Last December, the laptop stop shutting down completely. It starts the process, video is black, no sign of disk activity but the on/off light start on and the fans are running. Only way is to hard power off with the button.
Reinstalling Windows from scratch solves at first boots, but then start failing again. I've moved to slow ring of Windows Insider. No luck. Then for the Windows 10 Pro that I'm running now.
All updates from Windows and from Dell Detect System were applied successfully. I've tried to run Intel Update tool. It detects the network driver could be updated, download and applied successfully, but no luck, the computer does not sleep completely nor hibernate.
I've tried disabling Hybrid sleep mode. I've tried to disable Hibernation all over (powercfg.exe /hibernate off) without working.
All seems well with the computer, excepts the shutting down process.
Can anybody help me? Thanks.

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Hi There,

I have a few Dell Vostro Machines that contain 2 Disks. The primary OS disk being an SSD, and the secondary being a HDD. These are both activated within the bios and are readable/writeable through windows. 

I am facing only issues when installing anniversary updates it seems. Once I update the machine with the AU updates and reboot, we get errors such as " operating system not found", "utility partition not found".

Upon inspection using testdisk, the MBR is completely gone. It contains no data, no partition tables exist either. I fix it with the following:

I firstly use testdisk to find all the partitions and write them into the partition table. 

Then I boot into a windows ISO and run bootrec.

>_bootrec /fixboot>_bootrec /fixmbr>_bootrec /scanos>_bootrec /rebuildbcd>_bootsect /nt60 all /force
Now this will temporarily fix the issue, until we reboot again at some point, then I need to go through the whole process again.

One way that I'm fixing this is to disable the Updates completely and removing the AU updates. This works fine, rebooting doesn't cause any more MBR boot failures. Upon allowing the updates to come back through, the MBR will be trashed once more.

It seems to be these 1 or both of these 2 updates that are causing it KB3176936 / KB3189866.

Do you have any suggestions? I'm pulling my hair out. I've tried a clean install, which didn't work, the same issue occurred.

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i have a dell vostro 1500 running windows vista and it suddenly began to lock up when booting into windows. it displays the windows logo and then about 7-10 seconds later everything stops and the display freezes w/ the progressing green bar at the bottom. no hard drive activity at that point. i've tried a brand new hard drive and attempting to installing windows 7 on the new (blank) hard drive. the same thing happens but it is a few seconds after the new windows logo comes on screen. again, all activity stops and the screen freezes. any ideas?

A:Dell Vostro 1500 won't load windows

It could be a RAM problem. Can you get into safe mode?

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I bought a new Dell Vostro 3900 with Windows 8.1 pro pre-installed last month from Dell. I tried to update to windows 10 but the software crashed my pc. 
I managed to boot up in windows 8.1 again but is now asking for a product key. I cant see one on the pc case and never had an email or any paper work with a product key on it.

\Is there anyway to find out what my product key was, so I can re-enter it to activate windows again?

Thanks in advance,

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I have a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop with Windows XP Home Edition. My problem is I was getting runtime errors and the computer was freezing up a lot. I'm broke and got the computer from Circuit World (which is a rent-to-own electronics store for any of you who may not be familiar with it) and they did not provide me with any software, no Recovery discs and no utilities discs either. The laptop has a builtin webcam and of course the basic Dell Utilities are pre-installed. I have a Windows XP Home disc and would like to install it, but I'm not sure how or even if I can. I would also like to be able to use the builtin webcam after reformatting/reconfiguring the computer, but not sure I can do that either. I'm sure I could get help from Dell, but only if I am willing to pay for tech support due to the fact that the warranty on this laptop expired quite some time ago and I don't have a credit card either, but I am sure that I'm intelligent enough to resolve and repair any problems myself if I could just get some professional guidance. So if anyone can help me or at least tell me if I need the utility drivers in order to use the builtin, pre-installed webcam and if I can install Windows XP from my disc (a reminder: this disc did NOT come with the laptop. I have no software for this computer at all), I would really appreciate it! I have yahoo, hotmail and skype messengers if anyone knows how to help me with these problems, has patience and the time and know-how.... Read more

A:Dell Vostro 1500 with Windows XP Home

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I m having issue with windows 8 consumer preview, when i installed windows 8 on Dell vostro 3550 it's display goes off. when registry setting start like percentage but when it reach 65% the display goes off.
I tried 3-4 times but having same issue.
Please guide me how to install & what issue with dell vostro?

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Hi Friends,

I am new to this site. Looking for a solution for a problem I am trying to solve for last two days.

I bought a Dell Vostro 3445 laptop a week back which had linux installed. My wife wanted to use this for her office work and needed Windows 7 to be installed. I installed windows 7 Ultimate on that laptop and it is now not accepting some of the drivers.

I am not able to use wi-fi as the wifi driver is not available on the dell driver site. I call the Dell tech support. The agent tried all sorts of things but still no use. He said that Dell has not released the drivers for this laptop yet. (Released in May 2014 it seems)

Below are the list of drivers showing a yellow bang -

Network Controller
PCI Encryption / Decription Controller
SM Bus controller
Universal Serial bus controller.

I was able to install the Realtech driver for the LAN so I can go online with the internet cable.

Please let me know what information you require got find any solutions for me.

Thanks in advance. Any help would be highly appreciated.


A:Dell Vostro 3445 - Windows 7 Compatibility

hi, is this a vostro 14 3445?
do this for everyone that has a yellow mark.

Open the Device Manager
Right Click on the Device in question
Details Tab

In XP the VEN_ #### and DEV_ #### is located under Device Instance ID
In Vista and Win7 the VEN_ #### and DEV_#### is located under Hardware ID

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