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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, that is fairly new, considering I bought it two months ago. My parents have satellite internet through Wildblue. An ethernet cable plugs "directly" into the satellite (no router). They use the cable to plug into their desktop and their internet works without hassle or problem. However, when I unplug the cable and plug it into my laptop, I cannot connect to the internet. The windows icon on my bar is blue, since I am sending data; however I recieve nothing.

I have tried several things, such as plugging the IP/Gateway settings (their numbers from Network Connection Details) from my parents connection (desktop) into my laptop, but it still will not connect. The gateway is always shown as blank, and when I tried to run MSN Messenger, it told me my gateway was offline.

I have tried to disable my Norton and Windows firewall, change their settings, but that does not work.

I have tried changing the IP numbers and running troubleshooters (diagnose and repair, etc.), to no avail; by the way, my ethernet cable and port work perfectly fine; I've tested both.

Any ideas?

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I'm trying to do a clean installation of Windows 7 x86 on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop that I bought in July 2008. It's been running Windows Vista 32-bit without any trouble. Yesterday I purchased the Windows 7 Professional 32-bit upgrade from Digital River and downloaded the ISO. I've burned it onto two separate DVDs using different software and a different computer each time (the second time I used Alcohol 120% and made sure that it was on the slowest setting). Now I'm downloading the iso again.
Each time I try to install it (which has been many times, now, trying different configurations of partitions, etc) I get the error message "Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570"

I've read through just about every thread I could find on this site and others and nothing seems to help. The only thing I haven't done is mess with the RAM, but I'd prefer not to do that as I don't have any experience opening up laptops (although I have built three desktops).

Anyone have any ideas/suggestions?

Thanks

A:Clean install Win7 on Dell Inspiron 1525: 0x80070570

Try Google. I found these two:

When you see the error "0x80070570 can't access files" on install click --> Cancel ---> you will be returned to the "Install Now" startup screen and - WITHOUT REBOOTING - just re-start the install.

you should type crc checksum into a search engine and download a program that allows you to check if the contents on the disk is the same as the iso file.

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Last night, the internet on my dell stopped. Windows still thinks it's connected to the internet, so it can't find any problems. I've updated the wireless cards drivers, but still nothing. I have a desktop gadget that monitors network usage, and it still shows data being uploaded and downloaded, just like when the internet was working. I've also tried multiple browsers and none of them worked. I've also unplugged my router and then plugged it back in again.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 unable to connect to the internet

I changed some proxy settings in Firefox and it started working again, but Firefox isn't my main internet browser so I still have a problem.
 

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Hi,

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

I would really appreciate your help.

tnx in advance.

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 wireless driver for windows XP

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

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Hello
I am heaving problem in my wireless connection i have a Dell Inspiron 1525 and heaving problem to connect wireless. i try all the instruction but still its not working Any body can Please .....Please him me
following is my CMD details..

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Tosabanta Padhan>cmd
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Tosabanta Padhan>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Tosabanta-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-69-94-42-8F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5127:f1c9:1633:2359%12(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.35.89(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . ... Read more

A:try all Wireless connected but no internet, dell inspiron 1525

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This W7 desktop has been working with an ethernet cable for years, but we just recently changed things around in our house and it's no longer in the room with the modem and router.

'No problem', I tell the wife, 'this is Windows 7, and on this OS even the desktops have built in wireless capability'.

So after not seeing the wireless icon in the notification area, and going to the Network and Sharing Center and seeing no wireless icon, I check Device Manager. No wireless driver. Still no problem - I go to the Dell Drivers and Downloads page and type in my service tag. I then download the only wireless driver they list (Atheros Wireless 1525 WLAN Mini Card Desktops, v.8.0.0.376, A02) onto a USB drive, plug the drive into the Dell and run the executable, expecting a quick and easy resolution.

Wrong. Almost immediately I'm greeted with the DW 1525 Adapter Device Not Found.

Gregrocker once told me that 'Google is your friend'. Well my friend has disappointed me - there's precious little information available on this error.

So I turn to the experts...

A:DW 1525 Adapter Device Not Found - Dell Inspiron 570 desktop

so, the first thing we ask, what is the model of your desktop?

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Every month or so I cannot connect to the internet. I get the error message DNS error. I have contacted my ISP and they run an advanced line test which fixes the fault, after I tell them its not my laptop at fault. However it has happened again and they say they have ran a line test and the line is ok. They are now pointing the finger at my laptop again.

Please help!

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

A:My Dell Inspiron 1525 wireless internet stopped working

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

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

of course windows 7 could run on a toaster

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hi,

I have a dell inspiron 1525 laptop,and I dont find any sound drivers for it...my in builtmic or seperate mic (line in) doesnot work... help me

A:dell inspiron 1525 laptop drivers

Take it Janu
Dell - Drivers and Downloads

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

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

When I load my machine it says:

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

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

I was unable to do the SFC step:

"Cannot open boe\Desktop\SFCdetails.txt"

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

Thanks in advance,

Bungle687
 

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

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop sound not working

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

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I've recently had a few problems with my Dell Inspiron Laptop. It is plugged in to the AC adapter, but when I check the battery status I get a message saying '4% available (plugged in, not charging)'. This means that I cannot work on my laptop unless it is plugged in. The battery light on my laptop flickers a dim blue colour. I also don't want to buy a new battery for it to not work in my laptop either.

It also seems to get really hot when it is plugged in, and occasionally it will switch off unexpectedly. I'm guessing the reason the battery won't charge may be something to do with the motherboard and over-heating.

Any suggestions on what I can do to fix this problem?
Probably my own fault for buying a Dell...Haha!
 

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hello, my husbands laptop is getting the bsod with the message, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and further down STOP: 0x0000000A (0xEFFF1F54,0X00000002,0X0000001, 0X812A4E79)

i have tried rebooting from last known good config and then several system restores, nothing has worked.

at one point i got a message that if a camera device or music player had been added to uninstall it. so i finally managed to boot into safe mode with networking but didn't see anything like that recently added. all my other attempts to boot have failed and only offered the startup repair feature.

is there anything i can do before i have to spend money for a professional? the system recovery options gave the option to boot from a backup-windows complete pc restore; does that mean the last backup the computer created? because i'm pretty sure i don't have a recent one.

i'm not that experienced so if you have any suggestions could you please reply to me like i'm in primary school? thanks very much!!!

A:BSOD with message dell inspiron 1525 laptop

Welcome
With this information we can offer the best possible help.
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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The hinge on the left side is separated so I cannot left the screen all the way up. This system is only a couple of years old. What can be done to fix this problem?
Thanks, Ralph
 

A:Broken Hinge on my Dell Laptop Inspiron - 1525

Hi, Ralph009:
If your laptop is still under warranty, Dell may repair it. Otherwise, your options are to send it to Dell for a paid repair or have someone else repair it.
Here is your service manual for reference.

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I have a dell inspiron 1525 laptop. Its a few years old. Recently the screen has started fading to black after a few minutes of use. I can hook up an external monitor and it works fine. In fact when I plugged in the video cable from the external monitor (even though the external monitor had no power cord and wasn't turned on) the laptop screen popped back up for a couple of minutes and then went black again. There is still a very faint image on the screen but you can only see it if you shine a light directly on it.

I've read that this could be a problem with the invertor or the backlight. I guess the inverter is cheap and relatively easy to replace but the backlight is neither of those.

Would anyone know by these symptoms what the issue is?

Thanks for your hellp,

Matt
 

A:dell inspiron 1525 laptop screen goes black

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Hi
Please can anyone tell me if my keyboard is faulty or not ?
Symptoms is i start the laptop up fine and works web, office etc but then after a few mintues it goes haywire and the mouse goes really erractic fire over the screen and wont stay in one place its like its got the shakes, Any know what my fault is a friend said to me that happened with him and his was faulty keyboard. Anyone any suggestions please ?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop keyboard problem faulty or not?

Yes, I would say replace the keyboard too
 

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.
Dave.

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

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

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

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

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Help please

when I switch on the laptop it freezes on the bios loading screen, nothing happens

any help would be appriciated,

Dell Bios revision A16

Thanks Telfie
 

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I have a Dell 1525 laptop that I uninstalled Norton from and now it will not connect to the internet, it has Vista for the operating system? Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Dell Laptop 1525 will not connect to internet

Hi -

Get rid of NIS completely - use the Norton Removal Tool -

Download the Norton Removal Tool (NRT); save to desktop. Then go to desktop, RIGHT-click on the NRT icon and select Run as Administrator. When complete - re-boot.

NRT - ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/englis...moval_Tool.exe

Reset the Windows Firewall to its default settings -
START | type FirewallSettings.exe into the start search box | click on FirewallSettings.exe above | select the Advanced Tab | click on "Restore Defaults" | Click Apply, OK

For anti-virus -

AVG Free --> http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Vi...dlPid=11014801

ESET NOD32 trial --> http://www.eset.com/download/free_tr...wnload_eav.php

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Dell bios screen stops loading @ about 80%. When I restart and try and use ANY of the "F" keys or Ctrl Alt Delete or my OS disk or Diagnostic/utilities DVD's that came with my laptop... nothing happens. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
 

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I own the following system:
Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop (OEM System)
Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU @2.00 GHz
3.0 GB RAM
160 GB HDD

I want to install Microsoft SharePoint 2007 in my laptop
for my project purpose.On the Internet,it is given that MS
SharePoint 2007 can only be installed on Windows Server
2003/2008. Please suggest a way with which I can install
SharePoint 2007 in my laptop and execute it successfully.

I also want to install MS Visual Studio 2008 in my
laptop,but I already have VS 2005 installed.
Can both versions can run properly on the same system?
Do I need to upgrade my laptop RAM to 4GB for better
performance?
Please suggest.Thanks...
 

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How to fix Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop so it connects to wireless internet and via cable (Virgin Media Router)?
Hi all, please help!I have not been able to connect to the internet on my home WIFI network/via cable or the WIFI at work since Monday evening I have restarted my laptop and reset the "D Link D1-524 High Speed Router" several times - separately and simultaneously according to my laptop and Virgin Media's instructions over the phone. Virgin Media said that it was a problem with my laptop as my IP address starts with "165.254"...as of last night it started "192.". I have also called Dell who have not helped at all.Are there any drivers I can download from the Dell website to fix this issue or another safe program I can download? I want to download drivers or programs to a USB and transfer the files to my laptop...as I have no internet access.My computer wireless menu states the following:Unidentified NetworkNo Internet AccessThen it shows a list of NetworksMy Network - Connected/Limited AccessPlease help I want to sort this out asap!Thanks!
 

A:How to fix Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop so it connects to wireless internet and via cable (Virgin Media Router)?

PhotoFem,
 
The bold print makes it harder to read and sometime people do not respond to these posts.
 
Did you power off your ISP modem/router and your wireless router(if any) for 30 seconds. Power on the ISP modem router. Wait 15 seconds, then power on your wireless router(if any)
 
start, all programs, accessories, right click on cammand prompt, left click run as administrator. Type
 
ipconfig /release          (space between the g and /)
 
Restart your computer. Try to connect. What happens?
 
Does your wireless router have these Recommended Wireless Router Settings, I use channel 11?
 
What operating system are you using?
 
 
Rick 

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Hi, i have a new(ish) dell laptop. It was connecting fine to my PC's router but it has suddenly stop working. I am v untechnical but have tried rebooting etc but nothing is seeming to work. I cant connect to the internet at all, please help!
 

A:My DELL INSPIRON wont connect to my router

any thing else connecting OK

how are you connected to the router/modem by cable of wireless

can we see

------------------------------------------------------------------------
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
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 in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

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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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Hi All,

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

Thanks
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525

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

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

A:Dell Inspiron 1525

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Hi All,

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

Thanks
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525

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

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Hello to Everyone in the Forum:

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

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

Repair Your Computer

Safe Mode
Safe Mode With Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

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

Start Windows Normally

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

I hope this helps the forum...
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525

Try the repair option.

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

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

chkdsk /r

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

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

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

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

have no idea what to do..

please help

A:need some help with my dell inspiron 1525

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

Quote:




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

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

A:Dell Inspiron 1525

Hi

What do you mean it flashes once ?

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

Regards
 

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

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

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

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

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

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Dell Inspiron 1750, Windows 7 x64 - no wifi access through my Windstream 2wire router.

Other devices both Mac and PC are still connecting through my router so I'm pretty sure it's in the DELL. Out of warrantee of course.

I can see networks in the "connect to a network" box but when I try to connect to them, it brings up a box that says unable to connect to network. Most of the time the wireless status icon shows 5 unlit bars with an orange dot over them.

The only suggestion from trouble shooter is reset the router by turning it off and on. No go there.

I can connect with ethernet cable with no problem.

I've tried the "flush.bat" and other suggestions in other forums with no success.

My network adapter - Intel(R) Wifi Link 5100 AGN - I've updated the driver
it says it's working.

[I'll attach IPCONFIG images.]

I'm sure hoping the smart helpers might get me wifi-ing again.
Thanks...

A:No wifi access Dell Inspiron 1750 Win7 x64 Windstream 2Wire router

Welcome to the forum djbeede.

You appear to be connected both wired and wirelessly here, valid IP for both connections, the ipconfig/all would show me more than just ipconfig. You should unplug the Ethernet when testing the wireless as an Ethernet connection will override a wireless connection most every time.

Do you have any type of third party anti virus software installed on this system?

Have you tried resetting the router using the actual reset button on the side of the router?

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Hello,

My laptop will no longer conect to my wireles which it did 2 days ago--I have not downloaded anything but the wire less says that the signal is strong but it doesnt recognize the wireless. I ran spybot--and it found 21 problems but said that I was not the administrator of my own computer so i could not get rid of viruses and malware (How do I make sure I am the administrator--I know I set it up that way?) Also when i plug directly into cable without wireless it works great and my ipod works with the router so I know it's not broken. any help is appreciated thanks -chris
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:06:47 PM, on 8/14/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DellDock.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\apache\bin\httpd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\scheduler\STService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\DSUpd.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Stora... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 will not connect to wireless--Please Help

The entire middle section of your log is missing.

You need to get rid of HiJackThis 2.0.2 and then replace it with HiJackThis 2.0.4 and then submit a new entire log.

Why hasn't Windows Vista SP1 been upgraded to SP2 - which was released over 3 years ago?

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Hello. I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop that will not connect to wireless. I am sitting right beside my wireless modem and the laptop is showing my modem in the available networks with a full signal. My modem is set to WPA with an encrypted password. I have the connection info the same on the laptop to connect. I have also tried setting the modem to "Open" with no password, and still I cannot connect. Here are my IPCONFIG/ALL results and a screenshot of my network adapters from the device manager. Thank you in advance.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Thena>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Thena-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3B-63-5C-FD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controlle
r
Physical Address. . . . ... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1720 Won't Connect to Wireless

Here is the screenshot from the network adapters in the device manager.
 

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

A:dell inspiron 1525 will not boot up

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

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

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

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

Cheers

greened
 

A:Upgrading Dell Inspiron 1525

I don't think so

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

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Hi Team,
I have Dell 1525 with Vista

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

Thanks for your time in advance.

Regards,
Bchander
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 will not boot up

This should help you out.
 

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

A:dell inspiron 1525 will not boot

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

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

Cheers,
hman out 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can anyone help in getting me up and running again?

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 won't boot

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

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Hello all,

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

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 very slow

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

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

A:Dell inspiron 1525 w/ Vista

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

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

A:Dell inspiron 1525 crashes

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

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

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

A:Dell Inspiron 1525/ Vista 32-bit

Lets start with backing up your important data.

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

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

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