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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:DELL INSPIRON 1545 WINDOWS VISTA BOOT

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

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

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

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My laptop has been running slowly for a while now. Is there anything I can do to help it out? 
It's running windows 7. 
Any help would be appreciated. I already have one desktop that I think needs a new hard drive. I haven't been able to use it in about 2 years. I'm finally about to be able to take it to have it fixed, I hope.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Renee

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 running slowly

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Hi,

I've had this problem before and I don't remember how I fixed it...but I was in the middle of downloading MS SQL 2012 but had to run..so I forced a shut down of my computer..Oops, I know.

So now my computer won't boot in any mode. Last time this happened...when I finally got the computer back on, I made backup cd (6 total). How can I get my computer to boot? What should I do?

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 won't boot at all

  
Quote: Originally Posted by smray7


Hi,

I've had this problem before and I don't remember how I fixed it...but I was in the middle of downloading MS SQL 2012 but had to run..so I forced a shut down of my computer..Oops, I know.

So now my computer won't boot in any mode. Last time this happened...when I finally got the computer back on, I made backup cd (6 total). How can I get my computer to boot? What should I do?


Hi smray7,

Please check this tutorial which should help you in resolving this issue:

Failure to Boot

Kindly update your system specs here by following this.


Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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

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

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

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My dell inspiron 1545 wont boot up. It will only show me the dell logo with the options of pressing F2 and F12 then it goes on black. Then the same messeage appears:

"The AC power adapter wattage and typecannot be determinded.
The battery may notcharge.
The system will adjust the performance to match the power available.

Please connect a dell 65W AC adapter r greater fr best system performance.

To resolve this issue, try to reseat the power adapter.

Strike the F3 key (before the F1 or F2 key) if you do not want to see power warning messages again.

Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility
Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics."

And when I press F1, to continue, it sometimes shows me this message:

BOOTMGR image is corrupt. The system cannot boot.

Most of the time it goes black, sometimes with a blingking under dash "_". And sometimes it gives me severak white stripes, either 1, or 3 accros the screen.

Just recently it gave me this message:

Window boot manage​
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 resart your computer.
2. Choose your language setings, and then click "next"
3. Click "repair computer"

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

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000034
info: The wndows boot configuration data file is missi... Read more

A:Dell inspiron 1545 wont boot up

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Tried booting computer yesterday, would keep rebooting itself.
Tried going on safe mode, would get blank windows screen and that's it.
Ran startup hard drive test got this error:
Error code: 2000-0146.
Indicated that the hard drive had failed.
Removed hard drive and put it back in to see if that was the problem.
That didn't work so tried using the burned repair disk when first getting computer.
(Windows 7, 64 bit)
Got the windows safe mode screen again only this time with this error
Error 0x4001100200001012
Googled it and it says that the high speed of the disk makes it unreadable.
Returned a new repair disk to see if that works, but got same result.
What should I do now going forward or is my laptop essentially trash?

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 boot up issues

Hmmm...replace the failed hard drive seems like the thing to do, IMO.
 
Louis

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All it does is boot to startup repair. I am NOT willing to do a clean install of Win7x64! I have to much important stuff on this laptop and do not have enough space to store it on anything else.

Dell Inspiron 1545
4gb ram
500Gb Hdd

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Won't boot into safe mode or boot at all.

If you have a lot of important stuff on the laptop then it's imperative you get an external hard drive large enough to hold it. Murphy's law will strike with vengeance if you don't. Back it up now before you lose it.

Once you have it backed up then you can try things to fix this. Until then you are risking your precious data.

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Hello!

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop with Vista Basic.

1. Push the power button.
2. I see the Bios screen.
3. Then black/blank screen.

4. I insert a flash drive that has Sardu and RepairDiscWindows 7 Bit (Grub) ISO.
5. Restart.
6. Window is loading files...
7. Microsoft Corporation progress bar appears then disappears.
8. Black screen with white arrow cursor in the center of it.

Any help appreciated getting this working!

Thanks!

Leaning

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Vista Basic won't boot!

Update:
I ran BootMed and now have the following error when the computer boots up:

Windows Boot Manager:
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."

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

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc0000001

Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

When I hit enter, it just restarts my laptop and brings me to the same screen. My laptop did not come with a installation disc.

Any ideas?

Leaning

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Running a boot diagnostic test because my laptop popped up a message during boot that said: can't find the hard drive, do you want to continue? I responded in the affirmative and up came Windows. But now I was concerned, so I did a restart and a boot F12 to do a Full Diagnostic test.
So I started the diagnostic test and the first thing that popped up was the following:

Error Code: 0333
MSG Error Code: 2000-0333
MSG-Video: User provided no input for graphic test.
The given error code and message can be used by tech support to help diagnose the problem.

There was more, but it was about a warranty I no longer had.

I looked through the knowledge base here, but coudn't find a match.

Any assistance would be welcome and appreciated.

Thank you,

Ahava
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 errors in boot Diagnostics test

That isn?t really an error just means you didn?t select Ok to perform the graphics test. Did you verify it passed thr hard drive test.

If you want to confirm the hard drive then either download the mfg diagnostic tool and run the long test or use the following

Seagate Seatools for Windows
https://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/seatools-win-master/
 

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I've had my computer for 8 months, it's a dell inspiron 1545 running windows 7 home premium. I'm suddenly unable to start the computer as it just comes up with a blue windows 7 screen with a cursor and that's it. I've tried starting it in normal mode and and startup repair but the same thing happens with both. I ran the diagnostics test and it came up with error code 2000-0142 which after googling i've found is a hard drive problem.

Can anyone help me fix this problem? Will reinstalling windows 7 wipe my hard drive?

I do not know alot about computers so any help would be greatly appreciated!
Lee92

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 - Won't boot. Error code 2000-1042. Any fix?

What is the name of the drive and what diagnostic test did you run?
When you say you have tried starting it in normal mode, you need to be able to get to that screen - correct?
At that screen is there an option to "start the computer when it was last known to be working correctly" or words similar?

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I am very frustrated with my friends laptop. She asked me to restore her computer to factory settings. She is not at all tech savvy, so I know for a fact she did not do anything to mess it up. It was running fine, but she just wanted to clean it out and bring it back to like new. She pretty much only uses her computer for school papers and email. I have done factory recovery on many computers at this point and I have never had any problems at all until now.

First thing I did was hook up my external hard drive and saved all of her documents and pictures. I then restarted the computer and pressed F8 and then clicked on repair my computer. It took me to datasafe backup and restore. I went as far as to restore the factory image. I chose not to save any files and to restore it to new again. It completed as normal and I clicked restart. This is where things went very wrong.

When it restarts, a list of files pops up and then it says "Setup is preparing your computer for first use." It also shows another list of files that seem to be loading as well as it tells me that it is booting in safemode. Next thing it says is that "Setup will continue after restarting your computer". It then continues to restart and perform this boot loop until I turn it off.

I tried to repair the computer and it would fail saying it was offline. So, I plugged the hard drive into an adapter to hook it to my other computer. I opened the disk manager... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 continuously boot loops after factory recovery

When Recovery fails when run from partition on the HD, then the Disks which should have been made as a backup are used. If you didn't make these disks, then they can be ordered from Dell Tech Support.

You can also consider doing a superior clean reinstall using the Win7 installation DVD for her version with the Product Key on COA sticker. This actually makes the computer better than new since it doesn't have the freeloading bloatware and useless factory utilities which have better versions built into Win7.

The only Dell Utilities worth keeping are System Diagnostics which should maintain their hotkey to run from boot - try it now.

Steps for getting a perfect clean reinstall of Factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7

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Hi Thanks for reply. My friends Inspiron 1545 came pre-loaded with Vista Home Premium 32 bit. He bought the activation key from Sofoway in Banbury. They sent a link to Microsoft to download Windows 7 Pro 64 bit., which I did for him, as he’s not computer literate. I clean installed Windows7 Pro and then did the free upgrade to Windows10 Pro 64 bit. His computer was running fine. He came to pick it up from my place. I showed him it running Windows 10 and he was happy. Then about ten days later he called me and told me that he’s installed his mcAfee unlimited Internet Security, which he’d purchased from PcWorld. He got the activation key card, went home and went on McAfee, downloaded the software and so he tells me, after it activated, he got a message from McAfee telling him all his drivers were either out of date or weren’t installed. He called them and they passed him to some company on the phone that he doesn’t remember the name of and they offered to update and install any missing drivers for 80 pounds sterling and they requested him to activate Remote Assistant, which he did so they could take over his laptop and configure the drivers and missing drivers. He gave them his, either Debit card, or Credit card details and they took the 80 pounds from his bank account. He tells me that his laptop is running fine now, but it was running fine when I did the Windows 7 installation and the Windows 10 free upgrade, so I don’t understand why his l... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit upgrade

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

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

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

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 onto a Dell Inspiron 1545

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

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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


Thanks, Marie

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello guys

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

A:Remove Windows 8 from my DELL INSPIRON 1545.

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

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

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

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

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

Does anyone have a solution?!

A:Windows 7 startup problem on Dell Inspiron 1545

Do you have the win 7 DVD?

Maybe a restore dvd?

Either would be useful

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

Please advise.

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

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

Intel? Driver Update Utility

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

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

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 windows explorer has stopped working

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

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

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

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

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

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

The information onscreen reads:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Device Manager says the webcam is working properly.

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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

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

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Hi guys,

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

My problem:

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

Process:

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

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

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

Regards

Mathew

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

Press F12 at boot & run the Dell diagnostic tool.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

thanks so much!

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

What was she doing when it quit working?

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

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A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 1545 wrong dell drivers

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

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

Thanks!
 

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

tried maxtor powermax to low level and kill disc

any help appreciated guys

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

A:dell inspiron 1545 help

Hi in2media

Open up a thread in System Security .

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

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

Drivers & Downloads=

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

You may find more under Vista.

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

A:Dell Inspiron 1545

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

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

A:Dell Inspiron 1545

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

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

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

A:dell inspiron 1545

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

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

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

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

How to burn an ISO file:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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

tried maxtor powermax to low level and kill disc

any help appreciated guys

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

A:dell inspiron 1545 help

in2media,

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

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Please Help with my dell inspiron 1545[Unresolved]

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

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

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My kids both have Dell Inspiron 1545?s.

One of them started blue screening. I?ve reloaded windows 7 home premium from the recovery discs more times than I can care to mention.

The laptop specs are basically a stock Inspiron 1545, Intel Dual Core 2.3Ghz, 4GB RAM, 250MB hard drive.

I?ve exchanged RAM, tried a new hard drive and swapped in a new motherboard. After the MB swap, the problem got somewhat better but it is still there. I did use some thermal paste when I reset the heat sink in the mb swap.

So here is where I am at:

> New motherboard (all other internals were reused - CPU, heat sink, WAN card, keyboard, DVD drive, Express card, LCD panel)
> 2GB RAM ( this module is verified working in another computer)
> New hard drive
> Fresh Windows 7 Home Premium install

The computer usually will boot up into Windows. Basically the behavior has not changed noticeably since I've installed the MB, RAM, fresh OS, etc. After some arbitrary period of time or some basic activity, it will blue screen to this:

> A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
> The system encountered an uncorrectable hardware error
> If this is the first time you?ve seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
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A:BSOD - Dell Inspiron 1545

Hello hayash and welcome to TSF,

Please follow the instructions in the following thread and post the requested files in your reply.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Hi,

Basically I'm 19, I live on my own, and whilst I know the basics about laptops I aren't at all genius' like the lot of you. I've tried to read through some of the posts and find it really difficult so if anyone knows the answer to my problem please try to pretend you're talking to an alien and give it in simple terms.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 that is about a month out of warranty so Dell won't help. It came up with an error about two weeks ago saying Time And Date Clock Stopped or something very similar. I took it to a local technician who changed the clock battery or something like that. It was a tiny circle thing. It worked for a couple hours and then went dead and wouldn't do anything at all. Wouldn't turn on or light up or anything. They then said they had forgot to attach the switch that goes under the keyboard that it needs to turn back on so I went back and he reattached the clip, but still it doesn't work.

My friends baby crawled on top of the laptop when the lid was down and hey presto it worked again! Then a few days later the same happened and it just won't turn on. Could something be loose? Or is it just dead? My local technician says it might be the motherboard? I don't understand why it would work after a baby had sat on it, surely it means something clicked in to place?

I put the charger in and I know it works but the light on the laptop that should come on to say its charging stays off.... Read more

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

A:Wireless help! Dell Inspiron 1545

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

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I have a Dell inspiron 1545 that is still under warranty. The keyboard has been a problem for me because all of a sudden the f7 and the Y keys don't work at all.Should I try to get it fixed somehow myself, or would Dell replace the keyboard?
 

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I've had this start-up problem with my dell inspiron 1545 for quite some time now. I've tried every step provided in the dell tech support forums and nothing has worked due to the fact that a) my computer won't show the Advanced Boot Options or b) my laptop won't recognize the re-installation drive in the DVD drive. I've also done a memory diagnostic test just to see if my laptop would restart the system as it promised during the test, but the test freezes its process at 99% complete.

Immediate help or advice would be very much appreciated!

-John

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 won't start

Hi john83865,

Try and see if your computer is able to at least boot into safe mode. Turn on your computer and then keep on tappnig the "F8" key to bring up the safe mode menu. Once the safe mode menu comes up, choose "safe mode w/ networking". Hope everything works out well for you.

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Hello

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and I've had it since May, last year. Its been sent off back to Dell once for a hardrive replacment.

I've rang dell up and they made me run a test whilst I was on the phone to them. They told me by the results of the test that the problem was a software issue and not a hardware issue. Having found this out they put me through to the software department and they told me they were going to charge me something like 50 for them to fix it for me over the phone. Before I pay this I thought I'd post on here and see if you guys can fix it first.

Basically, when I turn my lap top on it comes to the screen where it says "Start windows normally" "Start in Safe mode" ect ect... When I click any of them, it just restarts my laptop and comes back to that very same screen. I have no recovery discs or anything like that.

Thankssss

Paul.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 not loading up

Dell computers ship with a hidden recovery partition that will let you return the notebook back to factory default. You access the recovery partition by pressing CTRL-F11 as the BIOS tests start up. In my experience, the timing is a little critical, so you may have to try this several times.

The restore will reformat the hard drive, so you will loose all your data unless it's backed up.
 

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I am trying to determine if the HDD on a coworker's Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop (Service Tag # BV223K1) is failing or if there is some other problem. It came with Windows 7 and was upgraded to Windows 10 last summer with no problems. Last week, my friend said it was taking a long time to boot up and some programs were running slow.

He asked if I could reformat it and reinstall Windows 10. I tried to use DBAN to completely zero out the drive before the installation. It ran OK for a while and then really slowed down, showing it would take 296 hour to complete at one time. It finally reported failure and stopped at about 2% completion.

The HDD is a 500GB WD SATA drive. I was hoping to run WD's diagnostics utilities, but found out that they are no longer available as an ISO file for burning a bootable CD. Only Windows and DOS versions are available.

Is there any other free diagnostic utility someone could recommend that does not require launching Windows or DOS in order to use it?

Yes, we know this is an old model computer. My friend would still like to have it running for his young son to watch DVDs and downloaded videos, without asking to borrow dad's new notebook. He is willing to replace the HDD if we are sure that will fix the problem.
 

A:Testing HDD on Dell Inspiron 1545

Chuck:

If you haven't already checked it, these are the original specs for that Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop:
Intel Pentium T4400 2.20 GHz dual core processor
3 GB(2 GB + 1 GB) DDR2 RAM
Dell WD-ML160 250 GB hard drive

It appears that it was upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit to Windows 10 Home 64-bit in September 2016.
It appears that the original hard drive was upgraded to a 500 GB one, but it's unknown if it was during that same period and if it was a new or used one.

Diagnosing a failing hard drive is beyond my knowledge, so I'll let someone else address that issue.
Good luck.

Frank

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