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The Dell Computer Survival Guide

The Dell Computer Survival Guide

| November 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

So why a Dell Computer Survival Guide? It’s simple, Dell makes great computers, but it’s not always easy for normal folks to find solutions or fix their computer when it no longer works. In the distant past, manufacturers once supplied a real Windows installation disk that users could put in and reinstall their Operating System. Those days […]

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Dell Inspiron Recovery

Dell Inspiron Recovery

| February 13, 2012 | 5 Comments

You may need to eventually perform a Dell Inspiron recovery. Laptops often get sluggish with time. This may be caused due to a lot of unwanted programs or malware issues. A viable solution is to format your laptop and reset the laptop to its factory settings. Most virus issues are resolved by this method. Dell […]

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Perform A Dell System Recovery Using Dell Datasafe Restore

Perform A Dell System Recovery Using Dell Datasafe Restore

| November 16, 2010 | 120 Comments

There are several Dell system recovery options and the most common is using Dell DataSafe Restore. Newer Dell computers, such as the Dell Inspiron 580, will have the DataSafe Local Backup Option in addition to the the tradition method of restoring from an image located in a system recovery disk. Use the following methods to […]

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Dell Laptop Screen LCD Diagnostics

Dell Laptop Screen LCD Diagnostics

| July 18, 2010 | 5 Comments

If your laptop screen is not displaying video properly, you need to run what is called the Built-in Self Test (BIST) to determine if there is a problem with the screen itself or some other issue that is preventing your LCD laptop from displaying an normal image. The BIST will help you isolate problems such […]

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Dell Laptop Power Adapter Problem

Dell Laptop Power Adapter Problem

| July 10, 2010 | 5 Comments

If you receive a message stating “The AC adapter type cannot be determined. This will prevent optimal system performance. Strike F3 key ( before F1 or F2 key) if you don’t want to see power warning messages again” then there are a few things you can try before replacing the laptop power adapter. Before you begin, however, […]

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Order Dell Recovery Disks

Order Dell Recovery Disks

| May 17, 2010 | 6 Comments

It’s possible to order Dell recovery disks if you do not have them. We get questions all the time regarding reinstalling the Operating System on a Dell computer. Usually a user will have lost their recovery disks, or worse, never created them using the recovery disks creation wizard. Dell now allows users to order a […]

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Dell Power Button Lights

Dell Power Button Lights

| May 6, 2010

Use the Dell power button lights to help diagnose problems with your Dell computer, such as a failing hard drive or a bad motherboard. Most newer models of Dell computers now have a diagnostic LED surrounding the power button on the from of the computer. When you press the power button to boot the PC, […]

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How To Perform A Dell System Restore

How To Perform A Dell System Restore

| May 3, 2010 | 48 Comments

If you own a Dell computer system, you can perform a Dell system restore to factory condition in a few quick and easy steps.  This article will discuss some of the methods Dell uses in making sure its clients are able to revert their system in the event the operating system, drivers or settings become […]

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Dell Driver Download

Dell Driver Download

| May 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

If you have damaged or misplaced your Dell driver disk that shipped with your Dell PC, you can still  Dell drivers necessary to run the hardware on your computer.  Dell makes it easy to obtain this information via their website.  You will need to know the model and possibly the serial number of your PC.  […]

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Dell Computer Error Codes

Dell Computer Error Codes

| April 30, 2010 | 37 Comments

Dell computer error codes are a fast way to diagnose problems with your PC. Most computers come with the ability to produce a BIOS beep code when there is a serious hardware problem that prevents Windows from loading normally. Many Dell models have Dell diagnostic codes, as well as additional diagnostic lights to help users […]

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