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Dell Inspiron 3521 AMD driver freezing while installing

Q: Dell Inspiron 3521 AMD driver freezing while installing

Hello,
I have an issue with my Ati display driver for some time now. Whenever i try to install it, my laptop freezes at 75%-90%. I tried everything!! Clean install, remove all video drivers with DDU in safe mode and then installing both of them...nothing works.
If the installation reach 100% these issues occurs:1) it gives some kind of error with the message that the driver was partially installed2) my laptop freezes while restarting 3) if it restarts successfully a few more issues appear :)).... : a) when i want to access ati control center nothing happens or it gives an error with this message: No amd driver is installed, or it was not installed properly.Please install bla bla bla.. b) if the control center of the latest amd driver is accessed i can not enter in amd additional settings...when i click it, nothing happens.
I mention that i tried with auto detect mode and manual selecting my driver from amd site.If I try long enough to delete and reinstall the driver it will finally work properly...BUT after around 2 weeks my display drivers from both intel and amd are deleted.
My guess is that the video card is dying but i am not sure. If anyone has suggestions please help ^^
PS: Sorry for my bad english...

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Preferred Solution: Dell Inspiron 3521 AMD driver freezing while installing

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.)

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hi
i need video driver driver dell inspiron 3521 (3rd gen core i3)
ugently need.i wait yours replys.

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hi 
i need driver dell inspiron 3521(3rd gen,core i3)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 Driver
it driver need for window 8.1 32bit

A:need video driver dell inspiron 3521

If you've done a clean install, be sure you install the Intel chiipset driver FIRST.  Then reboot and install:
downloadcenter.intel.com/.../Intel-HD-Graphics-4000-for-3rd-Generation-Intel-Core-Processors

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Hi
Few days ago I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 3521 laptop. It came with an installed Ubuntu 12.04.
I installed a Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
Please i need video graphic driver
Can anyone help me?
Thanks

A:dell inspiron 3521 video driver ???

I installed a AMD Radeon HD 8730M Driver. How to fix ?

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ok first of all let me start off with audio i bought this laptop earlier this month and i noticed after a week tht one of the speakers wasnt making any sound so i looked it up and most people said its probably a driver or a balance so i checked all sorts of sound tests balance left speaker right speaker mute or not mute (only the left speaker works) i uninstalled the drivers (realtek) tried it out with the trusted(sarcasm) windows 8 drivers  only sound tht came was left side i also checked it with it dell diagnostics  both  in windows and before windows it showed tht everything was perfect and the bios dell diagnostics had a sound check so i tried that and only had sound in the left one (so im guessing its not a windows problem).So if i have missed sumthing here pls enlighten me also i havent installed vlc or wutever sound mods so i didnt blow it up infact i dont think i ever even made my sound volume goto 100.Second problem is the damn grahics driver first time i opened my laptop it told me to check my graphics driver and started acting out (my screen was blurry) so i tried to install the latest driver which didnt help so i returned the laptop and got a new one..same problem after which i discovered that theres a specific driver that it recommended which works.Now  if any of you r assuming that oh so what just cuz the graphics driver isnt up todate it should atleast perform normally not act like sumthings broken or overheated ...well no it does anyho ... Read more

A:problems with dell inspiron 15 3521 : bios , graphics driver , disk cashe

azk_1yes it was the pre windows dell dignostics the one u get from f12 wen u turn the pc on
That might have been the PSA diagnostics. The Dell 32-bit Diagnostics audio tests play a short piece of music, but the PSA tests just play the system tones. Anyway, you wrote "and the bios dell diagnostics had a sound check so i tried that and only had sound in the left one". If you did not hear audio in the right speaker during the diagnostics then the speaker needs to be replaced.
azk_1bt it nevr said it self tht the speakers have a problem it said everything was fine
It doesn't matter what the tests says -- it just matters if you can hear the audio the tests play. If you can't hear it then there is a hardware problem.
azk_1and what abt the error its also before windows start ...black screen then it says checking media then fail whats tht abt
Sorry I only know about audio. This is the Dell Laptop Audio discussion board. You might want to post on one or more of the other boards with your other questions.
Laptop general Hardware board
Microsoft OS board

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Hello there. I've searched so much to find some solution, but i couldn't, so i'm post here asking for help, thanks in advance.
1st time I installed Win10 on my laptop drivers were fine, though can't remember if I installed drivers after or before upgrading. I had to format my laptop a week ago, installed all drivers on win7, then upgraded to 10, but i've a lot of problems and audio driver is one of them. Take a look at these pictures, they say everything:

Can You help me about this ?
I do also have graphics driver problems, check pls:

Thanks.

A:Inspiron 3521, Dell Audio and AMD driver not working, Windows 10 clean installation

When I run installer for AMD video driver (8730) , my screen goes black for some time (idk if it's normal), then it requires restart. After I restart a black screen appears and it takes a lot of time for windows to load the page where a user types his password to log in. After i type my password and desktop screen appears i have these problems :
1) a strange box of pixels appears on the screen and doesn't move ( something like the picture shows)
2) right click on desktop opens a menu that contains half of lines it has to
3) cannot open Catalyst Control Center
4) when clicking on Configure Switchable graphics it opens Intel HD graphics settings
here are some picture of what i'v got now:
I uninstalled AMD Catalyst Install Manager from Control Panel, then AMD Radeon HD 8730M from Device Manager, and tried to reinstall, but everything is like it was before.
What can I do about this ?
I do also have Dell Audio driver problems, and I posted about it too:
Thanks.

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I wish to upgrade my laptop processor from 3rd gen to 7th gen,  Is it possible on the same old mother board.  Thanks

A:Dell inspiron 15, 3521, i7 3rd gen,

No -- it's not possible to upgrade the CPU at all (it's soldered to the mainboard).  Any upgrade within the third generation requires a replacement of the system board.  Any upgrade beyond the the third generation requires a new system.

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My Dell inspiron 3521 won't power up at all. Does the battery have to be connected to get power or does it have to have a fully functioning battery to achieve any power up.

A:Dell Inspiron 3521

Hi ANDREWHELP,
The system should be able to power on with the adapter connected, regardless of the battery's presence.
When you press the power button, do any leds come on? What is the issue with the battery? When was the battery working fine last? Are you able to test this battery on another machine or another good known battery on this machine?
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter if possible?
Does the adapter led stay on and stable or does it go off when connected to the system?
Please check if there is any damage on the machine. Check if all the ports on the machine are fine or misaligned. Sometimes if the pins in the USB ports are touching each other, they are known to cause many issues on the machine.
If another adapter works fine, then replace the adapter. If the adapters are loosely fit and sometimes it powers on with another battery, then replace the dc port - http://bit.ly/2egjkJy. Otherwise, the motherboard needs to be replaced.
If the system is under warranty, Please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name, Phone#, Address and Email). If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Let us know if you have an... Read more

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Hi I have a Dell 3521 Inspiron laptop, what are the proper steps to format the whole hard drive getting rid of all those small partitions from Dell ?
I know it would cause a non bootable machine ,but is it doable and bootable after? Thks
 

A:Dell inspiron 3521 help

While booting W10 via USB drive, Press Shift + F10 to bring up prompt and use diskpart. Select the appropriate disk and type clean followed by convert gpt and proceed to install.
 

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i have problem  that i post anything  in social media and go to download my computer  gets hanged and only works if i press power key and restart it, plx solve this issue 

A:dell inspiron 15 3521

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
As we understand that the system hangs when you use the internet .
Kindly try the following steps in the link below :
support.microsoft.com/.../2681286
Kindly private message the service tag and the email address.
Thanks
Robin

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I am constantly having this problem with my laptop. As I plug in and unplug my headphones throughout the day, I've noticed that after a couple times the bass gets really quiet and almost completely drops out. Since I have some pretty decent audiophile headphones with really great bass, it is super annoying and noticeable. 
One workaround I have discovered is to go to the audio settings (either in Windows or the Dell Audio app), and switch the Default Format (the thing with 24-bit, 48000Hz in it)  to something else, play some audio, then switch it back. 
A little word on my setup: I have the latest drivers from the Dell download page installed. I am running Windows 10 64-bit with all the updates. I have Waves Maxx audio "enhancements" disabled. My Default Format is usually set to 24-bit 48000Hz, but the problem eventually happens no matter what I set it to. The "headphone size" option is set to "Medium", but as far as I can tell this option does nothing if I do not have Waves Maxx enabled. Switching it also does not fix the problem.
If I play audio using WASAPI (this basically means that the music player takes over the sound card completely, and bypasses whatever audio processing Windows and the driver has) the problem does not happen. 
How do I fix this problem? It's incredibly annoying, and most likely has something to do with the audio driver, since this does not happen in Linux, and it did not happen when I was runn... Read more

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Hello. I just purchased an Inspiron 3521 laptop with Win8 OS and Dell wireless 1705 (driver: 10.0.0.222) in US. I just wonder where & how to download the Miracast Utility on my laptop. Thanks.

A:Inspiron 3521: How to download Miracast Utility on Inspiron 15-3521

Hi harry_yxb,
Miracast Utility is available only for the following wireless cards as your system Inspiron 3521 came with Dell wireless 1705 card. This utility is not compatble with it.

Dell Wireless 1601
Dell Wireless 1601 A2
Wireless WLAN 1601 Half Mini Card

Please let me know iif this helps.

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My Inspiron 3521 Laptop, upon attempting to boot up says that media has failed.  Is this a HDD failure or is it the motherboard?

A:Dell Inspiron 3521 Laptop

It's more likely a bad hard drive.  See if you can get to the Dell diagnostics (F12 at powerup) - if you can, run an extended test on the drive.

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Hey, i have the Inspiron 15 3521 with windows 8.1 and it does not recognize the internal microphone.
For example when I go to "Speech Recognition" and press "Set Up Microphone" I get 3 Options "Headset Microphone", "Desktop Microphone" and "Other" and non of them works.
I tried to reinstall the drivers and update the system but nothing works.
Please help.

A:No microphone on Dell Inspiron 15 3521

Hi.I came across this problem recently.In my case there was a small piece of rubber protecting the mic that  slipped down slightly and was covering the mic. Just pry open the top screen cover and remove the rubber or glue It again In the correct position.It's situated to the left of the webcam.

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Hello everyone! I have a Dell inspiron 15 3521 i3 4gb with one empty slot and I want to upgrade it with a Kingston HyperX Impact 4gb ddr3 1600mhz. But will the hyperX compatible with my laptop?

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Hi, i have a big problem. I cannot turn on my computer. At first i got 4 short beeps, that meas a ram problem, so i tried to reseat the ram. I tried with only one ram in each port, the problem persisted. I took off the bios battery and tried to get rid off the "parasite current". This resulted the 2 short beep problem( no memory detected ). I`ve tried almost everything with 5 different rams. I read that the ports might be the problem, but i cannot find spare parts for my laptop(like other motherboard). What can i do to revive my laptop?
Please help me, John

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Hello !
After using Malware anntivirus and removing threats from my dell inspiron 15 3521 my Standard VGA driver cameup with yellow sign, my Aero themes went grey and Chrome went transparent ! in start chrome was useless but t is working now. help me how to fix all this thanks ! 

A:Inspiron 15 3521, Standard VGA driver

Be sure the laptop is connected directly to the router for internet. What happens when you do the following?* Press Windows Key + R* Type devmgmt.msc* Click OK* Right-click Standard VGA Graphics Adapter* Click Update Driver Software* Follow the prompts* Right-click Teredo tunneling pseudo interface* Click Update Driver Software* Follow the prompts

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hey,i purchased dell inspiron 3521 1 month  ago and i am facing this problem:
i have problem with headphones.whenever i attach my headphone my sound stops even i remove headphone, i face no sound problem until i restart laptop.the second problem i face while attaching headphone is that many applications/software stop responding.for example if i start any game, on the intro screen the game stops responding.also other applications like media players.3rd problem caused by attaching headphone is at shutdown screen laptop takes very long to shut down.even hour :(
i don't face problem when i am not using headphones.
i tried different headphones but got same result.currently i am using 3 segmented headphones.can any one help me that its my laptop problem software/hardware or i have to use special kind of headphones?thank you.

A:dell inspiron 15 3521 headphone problem,

I had same issue with my lappe,After that I was followed your instruction .Now its working fine for me .

Thanks .
yuvaraj

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Hi there, my sister has a Dell Inspiron (3521), which she bought brand new about 2 years ago. About 3 months ago her battery stopped working, as soon as the power adapter came out, or was unplugged, the laptop would instantly shut off. She bought a new battery but had the same problem.
She took it to one of those computer repair shops and was charged lmost 200 and it's the same now as when she put it in.

When I switch it on I get a warning saying: Warning: The battery cannot be identified. The system will be unable to charge this battery.

The battery is the same as the one that was in it when she bought it, so I doubt that that is the problem.

Could it be a driver problem or something?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jamie078
 

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could any one help me out in recovery of my original OS windows 8. i don't have other option to use windows 7 instead of original OS when it was formatting. 
tell me how can i get the original OS windows 8 other OS.

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I have made backup of default partition C of my Dell Inspiron 15 3521 on three DVDs. Then I resized the C partition Keeping C of 75GB and remaining into two new logical drives through an easeus Software. Now my OS (windows 8) is infected with viruses So, I want to recover the original OS . I pressed F8 but no vain. When I try to recover from DVDs an error occurred ‘0x4001100200001005’   after completion of two percent of dell recovery setup. Default drive (C partition) also contains hidden recovery partitions.
Please guide to solve the issue

A:Factory recovery on Dell Inspiron 15 3521

Hi mimran143,
I appreciate that you have made a copy of the system image. However it seems to be not working due to the changes in the partitions. As you rightly mentioned, you can try performing a PC restore (factory default settings) which is in build in the system. Follow the steps below.
You can restore the system to factory state by following the steps mentioned below in a Windows 8 system.
1. Plug in the AC adapter.
2. Point to the right hand corner of the screen to bring up the charms bar.
3. Click Settings.
4. Select ‘PC settings, In the PC settings window, select ‘General’.
5. Once “General is selected, on the right side scroll down to click on ‘Restart Now’ under Advanced settings’
6. In the next screen click on ‘Trouble shoot’.
7. Click the Dell Backup and Recovery icon.
8. The system restarts and comes back up, click ‘Next’ on the Dell Backup and Recovery Screen.
9. The system would be checked to see if the smart repair option can fix the issue, click ‘Next’ once this is done.
10. You will be prompted to select the backup to be used, click the factory image option or select from one of the backups. Click Next.
11.You will be prompted to back up your files, if needed do so by selecting the option ‘Yes, backup my personal files’ (Make sure to have an external backup hard drive handy.) or select No, Erase my files.
12. The system goes ahead and completes the restore of the opera... Read more

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My Dell Inspiron 15 3521 updated on Thursday.  After it finished updating it ran for about 30 minutes.  I then received a blue screen of death that just said it ran into an unexpected error.  Went by too fast to get the exact error message.  Restarted and worked fine that night.  Friday morning it ran for about an hour and then suddenly just shut off.  I was unable to turn it back on.  Zero power at all.  No lights - just dead.  Any suggestions?  I tried holding the power button down, removing the battery, reseating the memory, etc. 
The laptop was purchased in September 2013.  Everything was working fine and now nothing.  Is it worth having it looked at or repaired? It just seems odd that it happened immediately after updating.
 It is full of files, videos and photos that I have not backed up since Christmas :-(  I still have a ton of room so it is not a space issue. 
Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. 

A:Dell Inspiron 15 3521 suddenly has no power.

General troubleshooting:  unplug the system, disconnect the power adapter, and disconnect or remove the battery.  
Verify that the LED on the AC adapter or DC plug is ON when it's not connected to the system.   If it's not, replace the adapter with a new one.
Hold the power button for 30 sec.
Remove and reinstall both memory modules and the hard drive.
Plug in the AC adapter.  The power LED should stay on.  If it goes out, there's a short circuit somewhere - replace the DC jack in the system first.  If that doesn't happen (or replacing it doesn't fix the problem), continue:
Power up on AC only (no battery).  If the system will power up that way but won't with the battery connected, the battery is faulty and will need replacement.
If the system still won't power up, the mainboard is bad -- that's at least a couple of hundred dollars just for the part, plus labor if you don't install it yourself.

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Hi,
My dell inspiron3521 is not charging when I connect my AC adopter.  The AC adopter blue light automatically turns off  after a few seconds. But when I remove the battery then AC adopter works fine and facing no problem. I have done these methods but still I am unable to solve the problem
1) In setup its showing the AC adopter 90W and AC adopter error is also enabled but I am not getting any error relating to adopter. Its also showing battery is working fine.
2) I updated the BIOS version A14
3)  I also upgraded the chip-set drivers
but none of the above mentioned procedures rectified my problem.
I can use my laptop normal without battery by just plugin its AC adopter. Please help me out regarding this problem. Thanks!

A:RE: Dell Inspiron 3521 Battery not charging

Hi MOHSINGILLANI,
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter if possible?
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point.
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
Based on your description, I would suspect a battery fault. If the adapter and dc port are fine, then test with another battery and check. If another battery works fine, replace the battery. If the other battery and adapter also exhibits the same behavior, then I would suspect a dc port or the motherboard. 
If the dc port needs replacing, you would need this part - http://bit.ly/2egjkJy
You could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ 
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi,
i have recently updated my bios from A07 to A12. everything is working fine. except one and that is battery is not charging properly.
it is showing message "plugged in not charging". i have read lot of content but can't able to find the solution. i hope here i can find some good solution. my laptop battery and charger are fine. 
now i am thinking about some options which i have thought after doing some search on this isssue
1. i should install windows 8 because mainly BIOS supports that OS. currently i am running windows 8.1 pro 64 bit
2. i should move from legacy to UEFI boot because in some videos when they update their BIOS they have UEFI already enabled. 
here is the image of the situation

if you need any other info then kindly tell me i'll provide that too

A:Dell Inspiron 15 3521 plugged in not charging

Check your system setup  -- F2 at powerup.  Is the AC adapter recognized or showing "unknown"?

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspirion 3521 which is still under warranty and the battery is not charging for it. It is barely a year old and i need this computer for my studies at school. It is giving me messages such as the battery is not being charged and could cause a slower connection which has happened. It also says to use a 65W AC adaptor which it is.

Please help!
Pat

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My hard drive failed with error code 2000:0142 and validation code 99930. When I plugged those numbers into the matrix at Dell.com/support it said the hard drive had a hard failure and needed to be replaced. I ordered and received a new like hard drive from Dell. I called 1-877-407-4513 for help as instructed on the packing slip. I was transferred six times after waiting on hold for several minutes several times. When I was transferred for the sixth time I was assured that this was the person who could and would help me. I gave this person the same information I gave all the others and she tried to tell me that I wasn't the owner of the computer. I bought this laptop at WalMart in 2013. I no longer have the telephone number under which the computer was registered because it was a land line that we disconnected. After getting this ownership straightened out I was again put on hold for several minutes several times. When she finally came back on the phone and I told her I needed help booting up and installing Windows 10 on the new hard drive I had purchased and received from Dell. She muttered something unintelligible as she had a thick India accent and was very hard to understand. When asked if she would please repeat, she hung up on me. Had it been a dropped call she had my call back number and should have called me right back, but I received no call. I think I will go the way so many of my friends have gone and never buy a Dell computer. I want service here in America pr... Read more

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Respected All, I buy Brand New Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Laptop 2 months ago. It was working awesome. A few days ago the "Windows Updates Installed". and then I face problem in my Audio. When I start my Laptop, within 5 minutes  the Sound Stop working without giving me any message. When I Disable Audio and Enable again from "Device Manager", it starts working, and then it works till the computer shut down again. When I Shut Down my Laptop and start it again. the same problem occurs. I re-install Audio driver but the problem persists. Please help me out in this regard. 
Thanks

A:Problem with my Audio (DELL Inspiron 15 3521)

There has been a recent Windows update that is causing widespread havoc with audio. I suggest first trying the solutions for that before trying other things. Here are the 2 solutions that forum members have reported so far.  
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1st POSSIBLE SOLUTIONForum member countiss wrote that it is due to Microsoft....
"Update KB2962407, which that states it fixes "Shortened battery life when an idle audio device is not turned off on a computer running Windows".You do not have to do a System Restore to get rid of the Updates; easier to go to Windows Update, View Update History. On the top of that screen, click on Installed Updates. Then just right-click the update you want to uninstall."
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2ND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONForum member natakuc4 says that updating to Windows 8.1 will fix it. He wrote:
"If you are still on Windows 8.0. You should upgrade from Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1. See the instructions here:http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-microsoft-windows-and-office/download-microsoft-windows/upgrading-to-windows-8-1-from-windows-8-0-via-the-microsoft-store/Uninstall the audio and video drivers before the update. After the update uninstall the network and chipset drivers and get the Windows 8.1 (WB64A) drivers.."
You can get the drivers he mentions either from your model's support page after ... Read more

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When I press the start button, I get a beeping sound. one beep then pause then beeps again. Can you please help me?

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Laptop shut down randomly over the weekend and now when trying to switch on beeps 7 times very loudly, can find that its a processor issue but am going round & round in circles trying to find out how to fix it
Any ideas?? Laptop just over 2 years old and out of warranty
Cant even switch it on to take the stuff off it!!

A:Dell Inspiron 3521 - CPU Beeping Error

Hi sueballoo,
Thanks for posting!
If it is a processor failure, then the only solution would be to replace the processor or the motherboard.  It's more likely that the motherboard is causing the problem.
Since you're out of warranty, you can contact our Out of Warranty department to discuss troubleshooting and costs of repair. 
If you are just wanting to get your "stuff" off it, you can remove the hard drive, put it in an inexpensive hard drive enclosure and use it like a usb drive on another machine.
Regards,Robert

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when i switch power button on ,tuck tuck continuous beep sound is produced with black screen most of the time . i am fedup. tried  to find out solution on google but failed .Please suggest how to rectify it

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Hi, Does anyone know approximately what my DL speed should be. My desktop routinely is 88mbps via Comcast. My Inspiron 15 #3521 laptop is 38-41 mbps. The network adapters are Dell Wireless 1704 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) & Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller.

Laptop is not what I would call slow, but was wonder about the internet speed being a little lower than half of my desktops 88 mbps. Oh yeah both computers are the same (12mbps) on upload. Perhaps these are normal speeds for the laptop?

I have not tried to use ethernet connection like the desktop.

Thanks Gary

A:What should be my internet DL speed on Dell inspiron 15 #3521

wireless will always be slower than Ethernet. but by how much I do not know

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would someone share the download link for the battery meter app for Dell inspiron 15 3521 win 8.1?i cant find it on driver downloads :( battery meter app that disables charging when battery is full.
thank you in advance.

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My hard drive failed with error code 2000:0142 and validation code 99930. When I plugged those numbers into the matrix at Dell.com/support it said the hard drive had a hard failure and needed to be replaced. I ordered and received a new like hard drive from Dell. I called 1-877-407-4513 for help as instructed on the packing slip. I was transferred six times after waiting on hold for several minutes several times. When I was transferred for the sixth time I was assured that this was the person who could and would help me. I gave this person the same information I gave all the others and she tried to tell me that I wasn't the owner of the computer. I bought this laptop at WalMart in 2013. I no longer have the telephone number under which the computer was registered because it was a land line that we disconnected. After getting this ownership straightened out I was again put on hold for several minutes several times. When she finally came back on the phone and I told her I needed help booting up and installing Windows 10 on the new hard drive I had purchased and received from Dell. She muttered something unintelligible as she had a thick India accent and was very hard to understand. When asked if she would please repeat, she hung up on me. Had it been a dropped call she had my call back number and should have called me right back, but I received no call. I think I will go the way so many of my friends have gone and never buy a Dell computer. I want service here in America pr... Read more

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Hey guys!. as topic says. 
My son put a BIOS password and he forgot the very same day, i've had this laptop for a long time, and i doubt i still have my warranty

is there anyone who could please help me via a PM with service tag?

thank you in advanced!!

A:dell inspiron 15 3521 bios password

Not by PM - you must call Dell and verify your system ownership.  There will be a charge for the call, so have a credit card handy when you call Dell support.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3521 that came with Windows 8 installed. I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and everything worked great. When Windows 10 came out I was reluctant to upgrade, but I finally did right before the free offer ran out. Again, everything worked great (except for now having a dozen user accounts that I do not need – but that’s another story).
After a month or so, Windows 10 did its upgrade and that’s when everything got messed up.
Now, my wi-fi will not even turn on. I click the toggle in Control Panel/Settings/Wi-Fi and it will toggle on and then immediately back off. The only way I can use wi-fi is to use a Cisco USB wi-fi dongle.
I, of course, have Googled till my eyes bleed, but can find nothing that has helped.
Supposedly, this model is on the list tested for Windows 10.
The onboard wi-fi adapter is a Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b|g|n (2.4 GHz)
Anyone have any ideas what to try?
 
TIA,
Bob Mathis

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Hello Admins, I have Dell Inspiron 3521.  I bought it in August 2013. Since a month ago, the laptop keep beeping after started up (after the power button was pressed.
It goes like this :
- I press the power button
- it looks like it'll started up, but suddenly it stops, the screen remains black and only the power indicator that lights up.
- it starts to beep one beep at a time,  with some seconds interval.
It has started like this for several months. At first i didn't bother by it, because when it happened, I just force shut down once, then it started like usual. But this month I must put the laptop at sleep if I want it to remain ON. If i ever shut down or restart the laptopa or the battery is dead, it'll only can start up after tens time pressing the power button thena force shut down. Today it really didnt work.
I have try pressing the f12 key after power button. But nothing happen.
Your answer is really appreciated.
And thank you so much.

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So, I have purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 (3521) touch from Amazon.com for my kids to use.    It's listed specifically as model:   i15RV-6144BLKhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CRGJKT2/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
A chat will Dell has indicated that the max memory that this unit will support is 8GB via 2 x 4GB DIMM chips.
Out of the box, the laptop says it has:   

Memory (RAM): 4GB, DDR3L, 1 DIMM, 1600MHz
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-3227U processor (3M Cache, 1.9 GHz)

In looking at www.crucial.com it shows that the max memory for this particular laptop is 16GB and the smallest DIMM they offer is 8GB.http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Inspiron%2015%20(3521)&Cat=RAM
The specs on the Crucial RAM are as follows:
DDR3 PC3-12800 • CL=11 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1600 • 1.35V • 1024Meg x 64 •   •  Part #: CT3967280

So, my question to the community is DOES this laptop in fact take up to 16GB of RAM?  A tech chat with Crucial assures me that it does.

My plan is to buy a 4GB DIMM however, as I don't need more than 8GB of RAM and I don't want to replace the RAM that is currently in the computer.   Since Crucial doesn't offer a compatible 4GB DIMM, I plan to use this model from Kingston.  Anybody see any reason it won't work?http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CQ35GYE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8... Read more

A:Max Memory on Dell Inspiron 15 (3521) Touch

To your question,How much RAM can my computer hold?Most editions of the Windows 7 and  Windows 8 OS are 64 bit. If you are running Starter or Home Basic, your RAM limit is 8GB. The RAM limit for Home Premium is 16GB. If you are running a 32-bit OS, such as Windows XP, Vista 32 or Windows 7 32-bit edition, you have a limit of 4GB of memory.As a side note, that's per slot! That means that can be 8gb (4gb per slot) if using a OS 32bit version and up to 16gb (8gb per slot) if 64bit is running on your laptop!Source? I have the Inspiron 15 3521 Touch, running a WD 750gb 7200rpm and 16gb of RAM on Windows 8.1 64bitPlus ----->  www.dell.com/.../hmc-memory-consumer

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I purchased a Dell Inspiron 3521 nearly a year ago. Few weeks back, my touch screen stopped responding. I, having some basic knowledge in computers, tried everything that i could to make it work again, but sadly, haven't been able to kill an ant in the matter.
My System Specifications are:
Model No: Dell Inspiron 15 - 3521 - Touch
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @1.8Ghz
RAM: 4GB
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit
Video Cards: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 & AMD Radeon HD 8730M
Things I've tried already:
1. Refreshing PC back to Windows 8.
2. Updating all drivers and Windows Updates.
3. Updating to Windows 8.1 again.
4. All windows updates again.
5. Rechecked if any driver update was missing today.(No there is no driver updates for me currently)
Additional Details:
1. There is no Tablet PC settings in Control Panel since i refreshed. (Didn't check if it was before, but it sure would have been there.)
2. There is no Tablet PC Components or any similar thing in add features to windows.
3. There is no Touch Screen compliant device in HID or Mice or other Pointing Device in the  device manager.
4. I have the Intel HM77 driver and the latest BIOS running as suggested by the experts on other threads.
If anyone has any other ideas, please help.
Thank You!

A:Touch Screen Issues in Dell Inspiron 3521

Hi,
Can you check the touch feature outside the OS.
Run a hardware diagnostics by tapping F12 on the start up Dell logo, Select diagnostics from the list, Once the test is done, use the touch input to select the components on the left pane.
Check if that works & let us know.
Thanks.

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Hi There,
System Specification:
Dell Inspiron 3521.
OS :-> Win 7 64-bit.
Ram: 8 GB
Corei3

Problem Summery:
Touch Screen Not working in windows. It is working out side the windows and Diagnostics part. I have tried after updating my Chipset drivers and i also updated my BIOS. Still Facing this issue.
Help appreciated.

Thanks.. 

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I am using a new (non-refurbished) Dell Inspiron 15 3521 laptop with Core i3 and windows 7. I have had this problem for a while that the computer suddenly shows a blue screen with error written on it and after memory dump it has to be restarted.
Of late this problem has become more common, occuring once or twice in every hour of use. NO, I HAVE NOT INSTALLED ANY NEW HARDWARE LATELY.
Please help.
 
Crash dump report showed following report:
 
On Mon 8/4/2014 7:24:48 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\080514-16645-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x75BC0)
Bugcheck code: 0x4A (0x73742E09, 0x2, 0x0, 0xFFFFF8800761BB60)
Error: IRQL_GT_ZERO_AT_SYSTEM_SERVICE
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This indicates that a thread is returning to user mode from a system call when its IRQL is still above PASSIVE_LEVEL.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.

A:Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Blue screen ERROR

Download BlueScreenView:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.w
hen scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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Hi! I have Dell Inspiron 15-3521 and I am using it for atleast three years. This one is bought in Abu Dhabi, UAE and was used by my sister for about a year or two then she shipped it here in the Philippines because I needed it. It has Windows 8.1 when it arrived here. The problem occured yesterday. It was perfectly running when i used it when i got home from school but Chrome was annoyingly kept on not responding. I refreshed the desktop before I reloaded Chrome when I noticed that the desktop icons were not showing up. I shrugged it off thinking my laptop is just being slow. Still annoyed on Chrome, I decided to turn my laptop off and took a nap. Note that I didnt plugged it off. After 3 hours of nap, I turned it on and it actually booted but a black screen. I turned it off and on again for about three times but still a black screen. I tried to turn it on inserting its battery then it showed the Recovery page of Windows saying that Windows didn't load correctly. I turned it off again then plugged it again without its battery. It showed the same page then I asked a friend on what should I do. He told me to try opening it on safe mode. I did but it showed that automatic repair couldn't repair my pc. I did a second attempt to enter safe mode. After about 20 minutes, it booted on safe mode. I then decided that I will just reset it so I back up important files on my USB flashdrive. I tried to reset it but only the drive on which Windows is installed. It worked but after r... Read more

A:Dell inspiron 15-3521 black screen after reset

I'd suggest you run Diagnostic tool to check for any hardware issue that might be causing the black screen on your computer.
1. Turn off your computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping the F12 key continuously. You should see the Diagnostic tab, please click it. After the quick tests has completed then I suggest you run 'Thorough' test mode on hard drive. Reports back any error code.
www.youtube.com/watch

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When I push the power button it won't get to the dell logo often now. It simply starts the fan, the lights of the optical drive and hard drive will flash (looking for the boot drive I assume) and then the fan and hard drive light will shut off and it will make a beep type noise, not in any pattern for any count, it will just beep at a steady interval until I hold the power button for 5 seconds to turn it off. After many times of trying it might turn on. Once I was able to run the ePSA (the quick and the thorough tests) but it came up as passing in all areas. From what I've seen online I have a issue of no-POST.
When it first started doing this, it would start the second try and it seemed to help if it was on a flat table surface. When it is on I notice no performance issue or other issues. Now it might take an hour to get it going.
What can I try? Where should I be looking? How can I rule components out?

A:Dell Laptop Inspiron 15-3521 won't always start (no-POST)

Hi BSYNEB,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please check in the below link for the steps to troubleshoot:
http://dell.to/1NiQF2c
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id along with the result from the above steps.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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When I run installer for AMD video driver (8730) , my screen goes black for some time (idk if it's normal), then it requires restart. After I restart a black screen appears and it takes a lot of time for windows to load the page where a user types his password to log in. After i type my password and desktop screen appears i have these problems :
1) a strange box of pixels appears on the screen and doesn't move ( something like the picture shows)
2) right click on desktop opens a menu that contains half of lines it has to
3) cannot open Catalyst Control Center
4) when clicking on Configure Switchable graphics it opens Intel HD graphics settings
here are some picture of what i'v got now:
I uninstalled AMD Catalyst Install Manager from Control Panel, then AMD Radeon HD 8730M from Device Manager, and tried to reinstall, but everything is like it was before.
What can I do about this ?
I do also have Dell Audio driver problems, and I posted about it too:
Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 3521 - Cannot install AMD switchable drivers

Has the AMD driver worked in the past, or is this the first time you're trying to install it?
If it has not been known to work in the past, open your device manager in the control panel.  Are there two display adapters showing?

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Hi, I'm not sure if this is the appropriate section for this, but I'm working on a friend's Dell inspiron 15-3521 that has been unusable for about a month. The laptop is about 3 years old and came with Windows 8 and he tried to upgrade to Windows 10 when prompted. After the "upgrade", the laptop would boot correctly into Windows 10 about 1 out of 5 attempts and when it did boot correctly, it would ultimately crash without much explanation. He wanted to downgrade all the way to Windows 7(which I have a legitimate copy of) so I booted into a Linux Mint Live distro, formatted the drive, and installed Windows 7. After the installation, Windows 7 booted up fine but was incredibly slow and still basically unusable. Now, after restarting, the computer either restarts at the login screen of Windows 7 or freezes on a black screen after entering login info. Initially I thought maybe the ram was bad and was just running out of memory, but the Linux memtest comes back clean. Now I suspect that it could be a bad hard drive, but it would be great to get more opinions before I continue guessing.

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my letter keys work and the number keys that run along the top of the letter keys are working too, but the number keys to the side are not working at all, i have push the number lock on and off many times and it makes a sound but all it does when ever i try the numbers out is make the page go up or down or highlight whatever is already typed before it.

i looked to see if there was any post that has the answer to the issue and from them i have tried fn+f3 and alt+shift+numlk but it didn't work,

A:number keys not working on Dell Inspiron 3521

never mind found out what it was i had "use numeric keypad to move mouse around the screen" in the Ease of Access mouse setting on, just had to turn it off and i was good to go

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This past Christmas, I received a Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Touch Screen. Just recently, I removed it from its laptop case to find that the screen had cracked. It wasn't an external screen crack. If you run your fingers over the screen, it's smooth, but there are visible cracks and a section of the screen that isn't showing the desktop, but only an odd mesh of white and black with a bit of other colors included in the section. I looked up screen replacements and I found a detailed description on YouTube of how to replace the screen in the Dell Inspiron 15 3521. It had a link in the description to replacement parts. That would solve my problem, but I just have one issue: My laptop is a touch screen and I'm not certain if the replacement screen is a touch screen. I want to be able to use my laptop to the fullest. If it includes touch ability, I want a touch replacement screen. I'll post a link to the website with the replacement parts. Please reply and tell me if it is touch or not. If not, please leave a link to a touch-screen-replacement-screen. Please help me on this. I'm the kind of person that will lose sleep if I can't be sure. Here is the link: http://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=category&id=141&subid=428&refine=lcd+screen

A:Dell Inspiron 15 (3521) Touch Screen Replacement Help

Those are not touch screens - they are standard LCD panels.
To change the panel, you need to replace both the touch glass and LCD as a unit:
http://www.pchub.com/uph/laptop/135-118071-27809/Dell-Inspiron-15-3521-LCD-Touch-Screen.html

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