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Display setting for VMWare RHEL4 with Windows XP as host in Dell 1555

Q: Display setting for VMWare RHEL4 with Windows XP as host in Dell 1555

Hi all,
I am running RHEL4 as Guest OS in Dell studio 1555 laptop using VMWare Work Station with Windows XP SP3 as host OS in my Dell Studio 1555 model. But I am not able to set the display properly in RHEL4 which can perfectly fit to the laptop screen so that I can get rid of the troublesome job of scrolling to view the full page. I have at present chosen These options.
Monitor Type: LCD panel 1600 X 1200
Video Card: VESA driver (generic)
Resolution: 1600 X 1200
Color Depth: Millions of Colors

I tried various other options. But nothing else seems to be suitable. Do I have to install some dedicated driver to get the resolution option of 1600 X 900 which is the Display resolution of my Host OS (Windows XP). Dell Studio Laptops use ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Display Adapters for 1555 model.

Can you please suggest me which option should I choose in RHEl 4 to get the 1600 X 900 resolution option and get rid of this problem?


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Preferred Solution: Display setting for VMWare RHEL4 with Windows XP as host in Dell 1555

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.)


I have installed VMware Workstation 6.5.3 on my WinXP System.
I have put RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 on that as Virtual machine. RHEL is working fine on that. But I don't know how to transfer the files from the Virtual machine to the host machine without using another computer on the network or pen drive.
At present I am using a pen drive or using scp to transfer files to another machine to transfer. But I want to know about the method of file sharing between the host and virtual OS without any other device/Comp.

Waiting for replies...

A:Solved: Exchange dfiles between Virtual(RHEL4) and host machines(XP) VMware Workstati

Not that familiar with VMWare, but from Chapter 5 in the User Guide, if you install the VMWare tools:

Lets you drag and drop files between host operating systems and Windows, Linux,
Solaris, and FreeBSD guest operating systems
Click to expand...

Chapter 8, titled Transferring Files and Text
Between the Host and Guest might also be useful.

You can transfer files directly over the network if you are not using NAT for the network connection type.

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I don't need help, I just wanted to post my solution. 
I recently setup the latest version of Vmware player on Ubuntu 13.04 and found myself unable to download the tools for it. error try again later or something along those lines. I searched about online for answers but google only presented 1 relevant topic and it didn't have a solution. Anyways I've discovered how to get around this, it's quite obvious really, I feel dumb for taking so long to figure it out. Lauch VMware player as root, then the tools will download successfully. Hopefully this will save someone a world of heart-ache.

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Hi there
Workstation Version 10.2 Host running these distros - same observations for both hosts. Opensuse / Linux Mint 17 both 64 bit. Guest is windows 8.1 update 1.

I seem on the df -h command get a /tmp file around 4GB which is 95% allocated. This goes down to 0% when the vm is powered off.

I can't seem to find any way to increase the size of this file or configure it in any way -- is this just VMware using disk space or will my Guest eventually fail because lack of disk space. There's actually plenty of space on the HDD itself. !!


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Guys i need all the drivers of windows 7 for my dll studio 1555
my config is: 4gb ram,320gb hdd,256mb ati mobilit radeon hd 4570

A:Windows 7 drivers for Dell Studio 1555

Hi, so why can't you download them from Dell, is there a problem getting them or something.

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I want to return my Dell Studio 1555 back to windows 7 from windows 10. I did not make back up DVD's of my original Windows 7 and now can't access the Dell Factory Restore function (F8, ctr F11). I do see the Recovery E drive, therefore assuming it is still installed and functional. I guess is installing windows 10 removes the ability to boot into the recovery partition and restore my dell. Is there anyway to restore the recovery function of my Dell Studio 1555 so I can restore back to original windows 7. Thanks for any information on this topic.

A:Returning my Dell Studio 1555 back to windows 7!

What's the exact "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on that Dell Studio 1555 laptop?
That laptop has driver support only for Windows XP and Vista and 7.
It was not tested for Windows 10 and provides no drivers for it.

If you live in the U.S.A., the factory restore/system recovery disc kit for it should be available here.


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Hi All,

On a rock solid machine (to date) I got a BSOD. During this time I was using Unity (VMWare Pro), and the host crashed (not the client VM).

I did try the tool at http://www.osronline.com/, which seems to claim that the culprit was steam.exe, but I'm not sure that makes sense.

Any help would be appreciated.

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So, today I was caching up on the Olympics through the BBC and my laptop turned itself off. It does sometimes anyway through over heating, and has always in the two years I have owned it. Its a Dell Studio 1555, 32 bit Vista Home. Now when I reboot I receive this message:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To ficlx the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disk and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3. Click "Repair your computer".

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator other computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Windows\system32\drivers\msisadrv.system
Status: 0xc0000098
Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

This has happened to me before because of updating itunes, which I understand. Could someone please tell me the reason this time? I did not expect Iplayer to cause difficulties. I never received any kids of disks for my laptop and I would appreciate if anyone knew of any was I could save all of my personal files. if it needs to be wiped then if someone could suggest how that'd be awesome!

A:Windows Vista Dell Studio 1555 Fail Start


The reason that you are getting the warning is PROBABLY due to the fact that the shut down caused Hard Drive Damage. If it is not too serious we will be able to save your stuff and get you up and running again. If so you should make a hard drive test and an chhkdsk. We will show you how. First get your stuff. If the hard drive damage is bad you will not be able to load this:
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

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I have recently installed Redhat Enterprise V.3 as guest on Windows XP host using vmware.

After adding the necessary lines in the 2 ifcfg-eth0 files, the device eth0 is finding the IP correctly at boot time (or by usinf ifup eth0) and I can use folder sharing between the host and the gust. However I still can't connet to the Interent from the guest.

My windows host internet conection is working fine.
I had it working for a short peiod of time on the guest. (I was using VM - settings - customized - eth bridged-default)

Has anyone seen this before?



Edit/Delete Message

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I have an issue with my beloved Dell.

Last week I started to experience some slowness when starting the machine, but, since it then worked fine, I just didn't pay much attention to it (MY FAULT!)

But, last Friday it won't start at all (well, no, after 15 mins or so, it'll eventually starts, but then nothing works fine).

I did a system check (using built in Dell Diagnostic tools) and found that there seems to be an issue with the HDD.

I bought an external HDD and backed up all my music, docs, confs and so on.

When it finished, I used Sys Rescue CD (http://sysresccd.org/) to check the partition on the HDD, but everything, but all I get was that everything seems to be fine.

So -and since the slot in DVD+RW drive that the PC has works really bad with non-original (music) CDs/DVDs-, I bought an external (USB) Asus DVD+RW Slim drive (335€) and, yesterday, tried to boot from there using the Recovery Disc I've made when buying the PC (I had to make 3 of them, one of Windows 7 and two for Dell Recovery Tools, since they charged me almost 50€ to get those from Dell), but it won't correctly initiate.

I got the windows background (the one you have when you're asked for your password, if you don't change it), the mouse moves and all, but, it won't go any further. It stays there for ever -the DVDs not spinning or anything- or, at least for 30 minutes.

Does anyone knows what may be happening?

I mean, is it because I'm booting from USB Drive?

Thank you all!

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A:Windows 7 Home Premium x64 failng to start on DELL Studio 1555

Try to clean install W7.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Burn the disc at the slowest possible speed using ImgBurn.
Try to use the internal disc drive. If not, then use a 4GB+ USB Drive to boot.

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Well, yesterday I was mindlessly updating my itunes, just the normal moving/remaining song etc., when my laptop shut off unexpectedly. This has happened before over the last two years due to over heating and it was very very hot at the time. Now when it's witched back on I receive this message:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click 'next'.
3. Click 'repair your computer'.

File: \Windows\System32\drivers\volsnap.sys
Status: 0xc0000098
Info: Windows failed to load because critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

So...There's been no changes to my system in months-it's been working amazingly, and I never received any kind of disk with the laptop when I bought it-not sure where to get those then. I'm not overly up on the idea of paying for something I was supposed to be given when I paid for the laptop, so alternatives would be appreciated!
I've tried quite a few methods already, f8 which doesn't give me a repair option, other f keys which seem to just lead back to the same screen, even had a go at creating a vista recovery disk which hasn't seemed to work, unless I'm doing it wrong!

So, yeah, any help would be appreciated, I can't seem to find answers anywhere!

A:Windows Vista 32bit Dell Studio 1555 Failed To Start

I may have a solution. You will lose your stuff, however. If you have stuff to save post and I will tell you how. If you just want the computer fixed, give this a try:
Ctrl + F11 or F8 - Access Dell computers Dell System Restore (DSR) partition on many different models.
If it works, you are restored to the way the computer was the day that you purchased it. You have to reinstall your programs, updates, SPs etc.

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So yesterday I was busily doing some work and watching something on ITV Player when shock crashed along with Microsoft Office 2007. From nowhere it started continuously beeping at me. It was rather high pitched and didn't sound as though it were coming from the speakers. I flipped it over and had a listen and it sounded as though it were coming from inside. I switched it off and back on again but the beeping simply started up again. Continuously beeping for maybe two minutes of so, frozen on the Dell start up logo, unable to enter either boot menu. However after about five mins, i received the message:

Operating system not found

i tried inserting my windows 7 disk to do a clean install but no drivers were found. I shut it down and unscrewed the back, turned it on and had a listen. It sounded as though the hard drive was beeping, but i didn't think it even had a speaker, so Im assuming whatever is beeping is because of the hard drive. I took it out and reported the.laptop, same results as before but without any beeping at all and a much faster boot time. So my question is...what is wrong and what can i do about.it? Thanks for all the help, this laptop is only 3 years old and really i don't want to be getting a new one soon. Thank you.

A:Dell Studio 1555 Windows 7 Home Premium Sudden Beeping

That beep is coming from a 'diagnostic beeper" on the motherboard. Dell has beep codes that will help isolate what the failure was.

If you can post what the beep code is, for example 7 beeps or three beeps and then four beeps, etc maybe we can help. Or post the beep code on the Dell Community users forum, Laptop section. Laptop - Dell Community

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Hi there

Windows 10 build 9879 with the latest updates running as a VM on Windows 8.1 host using VMware workstation 11 or vmplayer 7 won't attach USB devices - only USB devices connected at power on seem to be recognised.

I upgraded a W8.1 system to W10 but I'll try later with a brand new install --- I don't expect any change though.

I've also tried both WITH and WITHOUT the 3D / hardware acceleration checkbox enabled --no difference.

Windows 8.1 runs fine as a VM on W7 host if you are coming from W7. Same problem though if you run W10 from a W7 host.


A:Windows 10 on Windows 8.1 Host and Vmware - USB problem

Don't you think a VMware forum would be more appropriate? It is a problem with their software.

A hypervisor normally tries to grab your device when it is introduced (from Windows host in your case, OSX in mine) and then offer it to the guest (10 in both cases). USB2 works for me but not USB3. In my case I use virtualbox and it doesn't support USB3. I know this because I asked the developers. This is a problem with the VM software (one end or the other) not Windows. Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 installed on real hardware all recognise USB 2 and 3. And USB 1 works on Windows XP for all I know if such devices still exist.

Hardware acceleration has nothing to do with connecting USB devices BTW. It is for graphics and normally (ime) makes things worse.

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i got a battery from authorized dell service center.
But i can see the differences between my old original battery and the new one.
can anyone tell me whether the new one is original or not?
How to find it out?

A:DELL STUDIO 1555 battery - need to know whether its original dell product

Only the seller can tell you.  Contact the vendor.

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Now running the RTM 7600 x64 till i get to Michigan's "The New Efficency"on october for 7 Pro retail :3 but. after installing the leaked updates VMWare will make a net connection in NAT and bridged connections and though a guest will say theres Internet.. Nothing will actually work.. like its not connected

i tried reinstalling Vmware and now it works but having testing Windows Server 2008 R2 it was a pain to update the vmware tools packageas the vers i had installed was 6.5 and update dto 6.5.3

A:No internet between VMWare and 7 Host

What anti virus are you running?
It seems like the majority of the newer Versions of the anti-virus/firewalls have an option to allow/block vm's connectiong to the network

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Hi Everybody,

I've successfully installed an old WinNT 3.51 as a VMware Host; one thing, I'd like to have, but don't know where to get it: Graphics/Video device drivers for the VMware Graphics Adapter ...

Does anybody know?


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How do I setup a Windows XP workstation as a host PC with other XP stations. The workstations are in a Novell Netware network environment but I need to create a workgroup of 3 stations for a specific application. I tried many ways, I could see the PCs(stations) but I'm not able to see the folders in the host or station. Please help.

A:Setting up a Windows XP station as a host

Take a look at this ----> Novell Client for Windows XP\2000

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The BIOS/UEFI  settings for Video - Primary Display - are not working.
My machine, shipped by Dell (not from a reseller) few days ago is equipped with the following components:CPU: Xeon E3-1245v6 with Intel HD 630 graphicsGPU: Nvidia Quadro P2000
The BIOS/UEFI firmware allows setting the Primary Display, in case more than one GPU is available. Within the "Video" section, "Primary Display" subsection the following options are available:- Auto- Intel HD Graphics- NVIDIA HD Graphics
Setting the primary graphics to Intel does not have any effect. Nvidia is still being used for graphics output during the boot process.
Am I correct when assuming a BIOS/UEFI fault here?
Edit: To clarify - Intel HD works properly once the Nvidia card is being removed from the system. I've been also replacing the Nvidia card with a much older (PCIe 2.0) AMD Radeon card. Same result here - only the AMD card is being used, in spite of Intel HD being selected as the primary display.

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well as my title state I have a small question and I'm not sure where to post this...

My question is can I duel boot vmware workstation and it acts like a host, meaning windows 7 is not booted; using less ram than using virtualbox as a guest???



A:vmware workstation boot as host?

Could you more clearly describe what you are trying to do?

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Hi all,
I am running into a trouble while using the VMWare workstation. I am trying to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 on Windows XP-SP3 using VMWare Work Station. After I choose the iso file for the RHEL-4 cd's iso, it takes me to easy install and just asks me the total hard disk space I want to dedicate to the Virtual Machine. But I need more space to be allocated to my "/" partition rather than /home partition. But every time I allocate more and more sace to the total virtual machine so that I can install more programs to my VM, I don't get any benefit, as most of that gets allocated to /home partition. How can I stop this and allocate the sizes I want to give "/" and "/home" according to my preferences? I am using the latest VMWare 7.
Hoping for some positive solutions,

A:Custom partitioning Root and Home partitions in Virtual machine(RHEL4) in Windows XP

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Hi all,
My Dell 1555 does not boot.  I tried to release the static to no avail.  When the power button is pressed, the fan comes on and the keyboard lights up, but nothing further.  The screen stays off and no other sounds (beeps or otherwise) come from the laptop.  I plugged an external monitor into the left side of the laptop and powered it on, and still no display.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thank you.

A:Dell 1555 does not boot

Remove the battery - if it'll start up then, the battery is faulty.  If it still won't complete POST, make sure nothing is connected by USB and check the USB ports for bent pins (they can cause a short and a no-POST).  If nothing turns up, replace the mainboard.

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I have a Dell Studio 1555 Laptop. It has been more than 5 years old, yet it worked excellently till last week. Now the laptop has got switched off, and it never gets switched on. I have done some experiments and following are the results.
1. Observation: When laptop switch is pressed ON, I can see the side LED light getting on, hard disk starts to spin, DVD drive tries to rotate, but after that both hard disk and CD drive stops. But LED keeps being ON. No boot screen in all the cases. FAN doesnot rotate.
2. Experiment 1: I tried to remove the residual capacitance in the mother board and try to start-up. But same observation as point 1.. 
3. Experiment 2: I have opened up the laptop, seen that there was so much dust on the FAN outlet and all. Cleaned up everything. Added new Heat sink paste. Re-run the system. But when I try to switch on same observation as point 1
4. Experiment 3: I tried to start the Laptop now, without keeping any of the RAM modules. It is normally seen, if we switch ON laptop without RAM, it will continously BEEP. But in this laptop, there was no BEEP sound. Also switch on LED light getting on, hard disk starts to spin, DVD drive tries to rotate in this case also.
Please help me to resolve this issue.
With Regards

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I have installed a Virtual XP (guest) under Win 7 to run legacy hardware. I have set up everything per instructions to share some host partitions, as folders; however, they do not show up in the Win XP guest. I have done this is the past and had no trouble. The VMware site has been of no help.

A:VMware: Accessin Host partitions/folders

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I want to connect several VM's mainly Cisco router to same network adapter (vmnet1 host-only network adapter) and want to pass multiple VLAN's as Tagged. I am able to achieve this requirement through bridged network adapter but unable to do so through host-only
adapter. I am using Windows 7 as main OS and VMware Workstation 11.
I have gone through several tech forums but unable to find answer for it. Though in multiple forums one statement was common that Windows will strip the VLAN information when packet received/transmits through network adapter.
I would really appreciate if anyone can help me with this.

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Having a very weird issue with my Dell Studio 1555.

Started a couple of nights ago at first programs were stuttering and loading extremely slowly, after a restart suddenly all programs would hang and the computer would barely respond. Could not do a CTRL-ALT-DEL or access start menu. This would happen repeatedly after power downs.

The next morning I reinstalled Windows 7 and everything appeared to be fine. The computer operated perfectly fine all day long, however when I came to boot it up again this morning the same issue has occurred.

I haven't installed anything that could possibly be malicious, the only software I installed was Diablo III, Firefox, Skype, Audio and Video Card Drivers and Flash Player.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be causing this and how to fix it?


A:Dell Studio 1555 Conking Out?

Do you have Windows Update configured to automatically install Optional Updates? It may be installing what it thinks is a better graphics or audio driver, which is in fact causing a problem. I have Optional Updates disabled on my computer for this reason.

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Hello guys. I have a problem with my laptop. Dunno if it is hardware or software problem. My laptop keeps on shutting down when i use OpenGL in Counter Strike 1.6, i fixed this problem by using D3D mode in the game. Another problem appeared when i installed NFS Underground. I dunno why the problem with the laptop sudden shutdowns appeard again. This problem doesn't occur when i play League of Legends for example (game runs ar high setup). Seems like it isn't a heat problem, non the less i can't figure out what is happening, so i wonderd maybe you can help me solve this.

A:Dell Studio 1555 shutting down

Follow the instructions:
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
We need some information to work with.

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Hi there, this is my first post on this forum and i really would like someone to help me to fix this annoying problem.
Its basically where some things on my display are fuzzy.
The operating system i am currently using is Windows Vista.
It normally happens:
(1) on my desktop background
(2) on the right hand side of Internet Explorer where the Close, Maximise and Minimise buttons are.

I have enclosed a Microsoft Word 2007 document showing where the problems occur.

Please can you help me with this
I am getting many views but no one is actually giving me advice

A:Problem with my Dell Studio 1555

Thread reopened per request.

If you could take a screenshot and save your image as an .jpg file, more people may be able to view what you are seeing.

I have also moved your thread to the Hardware forum where you should get more help.

This link will help with posting a good screenshot.

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I want dell studio 1555 drivers for windows 7.

Even I had the driver disc, I can't install the drivers of 3 base drive.
and the real problem is I don't know which driver are needed.

Because in device manager, I can see only the Base system drive, I don't know
which drive need the drivers.

So please someone can help me.

A:Dell Studio 1555 drivers

Welcome! See the page on Dell for your machine: Drivers & Downloads

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I'm back... 
So yesterday I decided to reboot my laptop (it ususally stays on in and 'sleeps') - no particular reason, and no issues prior to rebooting.
The laptop would not re-boot.  The Dell logo would come up and it would stop loading at about 2/3 of the way.
I tried several times.
No beeps, no errors.  I was unable to boot using F8 or use F2 or F12 to enter other options.
I tried removing the battery, holding down the power button for 30 seconds, rebooting with battery only, rebooting with power cord only (battery removed), rebooting holding down the Fn key.  Nothing worked.
So... I took the back of the computer, and pulled out the hard drive, the 2 memory modules and the CMOS battery.  I re-installed each and made sure all were seated properly.
Then I tried re-booting again.... I got two beeps and only a black screen - it never even made it to the Dell logo.  So then I tried a series of pulling one memory card at a time and trying it in one slot, then the other slot, and then both cards in the opposite slot - each time I would receive a two beep error or a 4 beep error.
I also popped the CMOS battery a second time, and now I have loosened the solder joint for that = (
I purchased the laptop in 2009 (so almost 5 years old).  
It is currently running Windows XP (or was running it up until yesterday) so the OS needs to be upgraded.
I have already replaced the hard drive once.
The DVD player has never worked from day one - not an issue for ... Read more

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Hey guys, I've recently encountered a problem where when I try and switch my computer on, at the power button, it turns on for a few seconds then makes a little noise and turns off. Sometimes it doesn't switch off but it either says "Launch start Repair" or "Go to safe mode or start Windows normally."
Dell Studio 1555-7380
Windows 7

A:Dell Studio 1555 keeps switching off!

Im going to guess a bad power supply problem or a bad a/c adapter of some sort to start with.The only other thing could be a problem with the motherboard.

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My ISP has recently up-graded my broad band speed to 50meg.
The wi-fi card in my laptop can only cope with 20meg - the card is a DW1397 to 802.11g standard.
My laptop currently does not have bluetooth, so I'm looking for a combined card to up-grade the wi-fi to 802.11n standard and add bluetooth to enable both my phone and table to talk to my laptop.
Any ideas/advise would appreciated.

A:Dell Studio 1555 win 7 sp1 64bit

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... The Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Minicard should work in your System ...

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I have a Dell Studio 1555 that is 4 years old (so no warranty left). Recently it has had problems starting up whenever it went off. I would try draining the static power by holding down the power button with all power sources out of it, and eventually it would work. However, a few days ago it went off and will not start at all when i tried these methods. The adaptor is good, I also tried another adaptor. The battery is good (all 5 lights come on when i do the battery test on the back of it). It is something internal as it wont light up or click on, no fans, etc. Does anyone know what this could be, or what else I can try. I am not sure how to reset the laptop on the back. I just dont want something like that to cause file deletion either though. Thanks!

A:Dell Studio 1555 Will Not Turn On

Hi BPatel8,
I would like to know if there is any power light on the system when it is turned.  I suspect the motherboard is faulty. However try running diagnostics on the system.  To run diagnostics shut the system down, press and hold the Fn key on the keyboard and press the power button.
Let me know the status of the results.

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Goal: To have host machine (win7) to use wired interface (lan1) ( as default, while vm (winxp) uses wireless interface (wireless1) ( as default. Each interface is a seperate network and seperate isp.

Using Vmware player 3.1.3

I have set the VM to bridged mode, and bridged that virtual adapter to the wireless interface with vmnetcfg. VM is now able to get out on the internet, ipchicken shows its going out on the wireless isp.

On the host machine, I am also going out on the wireless interface.
I changed metric on wired (lan1) to 1 for gateway AND interface
changed metric on wireless (wireless1) to 100 for interface (no gateway option)

Now, the host machine goes out on the lan1 gateway, great!
Also changed adapter priority, set lan1 above wireless1

Now, when going back to the VM, it is not able to get out on the internet.

If I remove metric for gateway on lan1, I will default back to wireless on the host, Even with the
priority showing lan1 before wireless1..

I guess what im asking windows to do is route all traffic from host through lan1, and route all traffic from vm through wireless1, concurrently.

Help !

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Hi there

W10 X-64 pro (build 10547) and vmware workstation rel 12 - in full screen mode can't launch apps from taskbar.

Works fine in Windowed mode

This happens on LINUX Hosts - (Opensuse, Centos and Mint)


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Budget: 270.00

Also would i need to buy a new cooling system or fan?
If i do then can any of you recomend 1.


A:Help can I upgrade a Dell Studio 1555 processor?

You can upgrade the CPU but it's not going to be as simple as doing it in a desktop PC or upgrading RAM. You've got to take the laptop apart in a lot of cases and possibly remove the motherboard. fan should come with it if you get the retail version.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290205 MB, Free - 194948 MB; D: Total - 14999 MB, Free - 5452 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0C234M
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled


If anyone could shed some light on what may be wrong I'd really appreciate it.

When I start my computer I get an error message stating that my battery is unable to charge and the AC adapter type is not recognised.

I have read about this being a problem with Bios and have tried the CMD-->"cd desktop"--> "1555_A16.exe/ forceit" that is spoken about in forums to no avail.

Wondering if there is a problem with the battery as I bought a new charger and that hasn't changed the situation either.

If you need further info to help me out, please message me back.

Thanks in advance,

A:Dell Studio 1555 cannot charge battery

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I have dell studio 1555. It was working fine.  For last 6 months I did not use it. Now when I try to connect it with charger, its not charging.  As I have not used it since long, the battery is dead.
When I plug in charger, I see  blue light on the connecting end of charger (at the pin that connects to laptop). However as soon as i connect it to laptop, the blue light goes off, Also there is no sign in the laptop to indicate charging. The laptop is not powering up.
Based on tips given in youtube url 
I think the charger is up. However I dont understand why charger blue light goes off when I connect it to the laptop.
Any suggestion to fix this issue.
Many thanksAbhishek

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I have had my studio 1555 for about three months and I have used it to import a lot of CDs onto the laptops harddrive.

However only this week i have noticed that DVD/CD drive appears to make the 'loading' noise every couple of minutes when I have been watching a DVD. I recognise that this was loading in the past but now it appears to occur far too often and it can be very distracting from the film. Sometimes the DVD/CD drive will make the loading sound, play normally for a very short space of time and then slow down. Then it will reload and probably repeat.

Throughout the time the DVD plays fine and there appears to be no stops during the film or tv show but it is very, very annoying and I just hope that it is not a sign of worse things to come.

The Dell website has also been useless in aiding me.

Thanks in advance.

A:Dell Studio 1555 DVD drive problem

" have used it to import a lot of CDs onto the laptops harddrive." Sounds like you may need to free up some space by storing the items to CDs, flashdrives or an online storage site. If no joy contact Dell Live support since your under warranty.

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I did a complete re-format of my Dell Studio 1555 a few months ago and ever since it keeps freezing up! Just randomly! Not at any specific time or with any specific programs opened. I have to hold the power button and restart the computer once it freezes because nothing else works. It's driving me crazy! Please help! Thanks.

A:Formatted my Dell Studio 1555 a while ago and it KEEPS FREEZING up!

So why did you format the drive and reinstall? What was the original problem?

Did you do a complete wipe of the drive the the diskpart Clean Command?

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I have created a monitor profile for my laptop using spyder2pro. It eliminates the blue cast of the screen and is consistently neutral from black to white. You can download it from here and load it to the VGA card either through windows' own color applet or with LUT Manager (google it).
The profile is only applicable to the AUO panels.

A:DELL Studio 1555 Monitor Profile

I've installed your profile but it changed nothing:(. I loaded it via Control Panel-Colors-change profile. Maybe you kindly explain how to load it to the VGA card? I really need it, because this blue cast in my dell 1555 really makes me crazy
p.s. i have vista

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I'm new to these forums and I don't really know all that much about computers.

Here are my issues. A short while after I updated my computer from Vista to 7, I would never be able to restart or turn off my computer and have it boot up right away. It would either go to a blue screen after it started "starting windows" or it would just shut off after "starting windows".

I have tried reformatting it, but it won't allow me to. Every time I try to boot from disk...it usually goes to a blue screen again or it just keeps recycling start up. I can't access safe mode either.

I'm still able to boot up my computer (as long as I wait a good 10 - 15 mintues) but this is just too frustrating and annoying).

Does anyone have any ideas or help?



A:HELP! My Dell studio 1555 will never restart on first try...unless I wait 10-15 min

Please provide this information for us: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

While waiting for a reply, try these free diagnostics:


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:


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) - Test ALL of the hard drives.
If you find hardware issues, here's a link to the hardware forums: Hardware Support - Tech Support Forum

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources
If you find malware, here's a link on how to post in the Security Center: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

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Hi I have a Dell Studio 1555 laptop, and for some reason the left volume is roughly 50% louder than the right.. so i have to adjust balance to get them to sound even, but doing that the total volume goes down and i want it on full volume! anyone know a fix for this? after googling i see there seems to be quite a few people with this problem who have a dell laptop...
also "I think" the problem is only there when the headphones are plugged in, not through the laptop speakers...

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Ok this is my second posting...For a long time I can't play sound on my laptop speaker which is dell studio 1555 brought in 2008. after a clean installation of win 7 x64 the sound plays in headphones properly. In speaker, well, sometimes it plays and most of the time don't (as like machine is deciding when to roll).. And the serious issue is if I don't plug in the headphones IDT sound setting options pop ups and won't let me work.....(like the image)
In sound card settings it shows there are two different sound card, IDT High definition audio codec and Microsoft High definition audio device...
I tried latest drivers from dell support for win7 x64...doesn't solve the problem...
Please someone help me...I really need to solve the problem...And I know its a problem with driver...but can't find the right driver for this product or whatever.......

Please Please Please help....

A:IDT sound problem in Dell Studio 1555...Plz help

The first thing I see is that you have both the IDT and Microsoft sound drivers. That will cause a conflict, you need to ONLY have the Dell supplied driver. I do a lot of support on the Dell users forum and we have found that non-Dell sound drivers either do not work or do not work correctly. Uninstall the Microsoft driver and then restart the PC. Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel and make sure your "Speakers" are set as the default playback device.

This is the correct Dell IDT driver for Win 7 64 bit. Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]

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Hi there, this is my second post on this forum and i really would like someone to help me to fix this annoying problem.
Its basically where some things on my display are fuzzy.
The operating system i am currently using is Windows Vista.
It normally happens:
(1) on my desktop background
(2) on the right hand side of Internet Explorer where the Close, Maximise and Minimise buttons are.

I have enclosed a Microsoft Word 2007 document showing where the problems occur.

Please can you help me with this
I am getting many views but no one is actually giving me advice

A:Solved: Problem with my Dell Studio 1555

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Hi, I have a problem with my Dell studio 1555 that I cannot find a answer for. So I had to take my computer apart and replace the Fan connected to the motherboard because my old fan stopped working. I put the computer back together again and all I get is a blank Grey Screen. The Back-light is working. I get no picture even when start up and you usually get the Dell Sign. I can connect to a external Monitor and I get picture on that monitor perfectly. So I figure theirs no on board video chip-set problem. I took it to a computer specialist and he told me that the cable might be bad connecting the lcd to the motherboard. So I bought a new cord and it still gives me the same problem.

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Computer Specialist said that replacing the inverter board might do the trick. But the inverter board is just for the backlight right? Would that do anything?
When I was trying to fix the problem myself I actually got the screen to work and come up, however my computer was not put back together right, so I had to disconnect and reconnect and haven't gotten it to work ever since.
I am sure that all cords are plugged in firmly.
A week before I replaced the fan I had to buy a new back cover and frame for my LCD because a hinge was broken and monitor started to come undone. But after replacement my LCD was working fine.
Also upgraded to Windows 7 64bit recently but worked after upgrade.
What could it be!!
Please help!

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