Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Did you try booting your computer in Safe mode to check if you receive this error message?
1. Use F8 while restarting the computer.
2. Under Windows Advanced Boot Options select Safe mode and hit Enter.
Check if you receive this error message in Safe mode.

It seems like your drive might be corrupted. If your computer is still under warranty, I would suggest you to contact them to get a replacement. But before you contact them, let us see whether Check disk utility would make a way to boot windows succesfully or not.

If you've Windows Vista Operating System disc, then try running the check disk utility from Windows Recovery Environment.

1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type the following command and press enter.
Chkdsk /r

Once your machine has finished repairing the hard drive, type EXIT and press ENTER to restart your laptop.

You can also try typing the following command if Check disk fails to fix the issue. At the same command prompt, type fixboot and press enter.

For your information: If you've a Dell Laptop, then according to Dell, the error code 2000-0142 is a Drive Self Test failed error code. Visit the link below:

hope 2 help

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 20, 2019 | 2,918 views

im doing post this year , not answered, back to jan1,
if fails when dropped and drowned. wow, that is some test , LOL>
At least not shot from a cannon, no?
get it repaired, pops to mind.
foxconn, what is that?ok the mobo maker is that.

is not this PC a relic of 20 years ago?
why mess with relics, no parts for them. hdd yes. battery yes.
the keyboard ribbon connector is not connected
so plug it back in, if the jack is damage, put the PC in the trash.
easy no?
no need to buy expensive parts to fix a $5 not working used PC.'no?

what I do is carbon date PCs then see if last sold for price
last one was $14 whole whopping bucks, or 1buck at the typ, garage sale, H3LL even free. like you.
laptops are like DOG years, and this one is 70 years old.
2008 made, not too old but is dog. based on values now.
the problem with PC is not being able to run w10-64,
if it can't than it has no future. IMO, after all Viruses stink. so....
w10 is the answer. 64bit is best. 32bit is END OF LIFE products.

read page 27 here, at dell, real dell not fake not spam, real.

shows how to replace a keyboard ,just like all service manuals show. wort salt and not from china.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 02, 2018 | 183 views

First, check to see there is no physical damage around the charging port, then if you have a AVO meter, check that the charging cord is actually putting out a current; then go to the BIOS and look inside. if you see
Adapter , Unknown device installed, that is your answer - it isn't a Dell charger. Now go to

If that message is not there

1. Ensure that the battery is securely in the laptop and that none of the pins on the computer or battery are dirty.
2. Consider that there was nothing wrong with the old battery but the circuit on the motherboard that controls the charging is faulty - there is usually one chip that is at fault in this case.
3. The new battery is completely discharged: does the battery show signs of life when used without the charging cable? If it does, this is not the problem

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 01, 2018 | 84 views

This error message means :-
403 - Forbidden - You can't access the page. You may not have access (it may require a password), or it may be blocked from your domain.
or your Internet site parent controlled site blocker.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Sep 22, 2017 | 979 views

Could be an issue with the router. Try resetting the router.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 08, 2017 | 135 views

simply go to device manager and look for the touch pad or mice and any pointing device . click the touch pad look for driver at the top and roll back driver. and if its not working look for the update driver and click that

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Sep 29, 2016 | 37 views

Did you validate it? Did you actually buy Windows? If you have a certificate of authenticity (with the activation code) and it doesn't work after validating with this code, call Microsoft.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jul 25, 2016 | 155 views

Make sure that the wireless router mode is the same as your laptops wifi adapter.
Older routers are using b/g network modes. Newer router are b/g/n. Check what your laptop's adapter mode is.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 25, 2016 | 249 views

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Aug 18, 2015 | 35 views

You can only delete your own photos...

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Aug 18, 2015 | 42 views

Make sure your password and addresses are correct

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jul 29, 2015 | 82 views

First, you need to make sure your power adapter is providing enough power to both run the laptop & charge the battery. A very good way to do this is to compare your laptop voltage & ampere requirements (written on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop) with the voltage & ampere ratings of the power adapter. Voltages should be the same, or the power adapter's voltage about up to 0.5 volts more than the laptop's voltage rating. Amperage of the power adapter should be at least equal to or greater than the laptop's rating. It should never be less than the laptop's rating, or else the power adapter will be providing insufficient amperes to charge the battery. Of course, the power adapter's nominal amperage might be ok, but it degraded on usage. You can verify this by testing using a good or new power adapter.
If the battery did not charge using the new power adapter, take the battery off the laptop, & using a dry tooth brush, scrub in between the fins of the battery connector on the motherboard & on the battery it self, then put the battery back into the laptop & try again.
If this still did not resolve the problem, then the battery itself could be bad. Try it on another laptop, or try a good or new battery in your laptop.
If this did not work, there might be a possibility that the charging circuitry on the laptop's motherboard is defective & needs servicing. In order to do this, the laptop needs to be disassembled & the motherboard checked for defective/burned out components in the area near the DC jack. Any defective/burned out components found should be replaced, or you might need to replace the laptop's motherboard altogether

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 16, 2015 | 57 views

That is right. Not only you need a password, to open the PC and be able to run the programm's, the password is also a key for encription of the data. No password, no data.
When you do a reset, and install Windows again, you will lose all data on the computer. So is you really can't remember the password and you did not make a mistake with the caps, you should be lost.
I know there are some less legal program's around, but I can't tell you what programs and I even don't know a name. I think you better use Google, to find out which program's are available and how to get them. Perhaps via news groups. But be aware program's to hack a password, come from a certain community. When you have a program, didconnect the computer from the net, try to recover the password and backup the data unscrambled. Then run a good virus scanner and delete the program.
Just saying.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 22, 2015 | 77 views

check power lead,check battery.check fuse in plug.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 06, 2015 | 44 views

You can download the latest version of SilverLight from the link below.
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
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Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 17, 2015 | 48 views

Hi Anonymous,

Let me know if the password prompt appear before windows boot or after windows boot. Do email me the system service tag along with customer name, place of purchase, address, email address and phone number to . Also send me a picture of the password prompt screen and then I can check and see what can be done.

Thanks and Regards.
Kiran Kumar.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 27, 2015 | 43 views


yes, its the light. Its called screen bulb. The bulb is burnt, that's why the screen cannot be lighted up.

The solution is to take it for repairs. There is not settings or adjustment required.

Best regards.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 26, 2015 | 167 views

If it is the same drive in which you have installed OS then you have to use bootable CD/DVD to format it if the drive is other then the OS then you fist take backup of the data and right click on the drive and format it.use any of the file system.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 17, 2015 | 64 views

make sure date year and time are set on your computer

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 11, 2015 | 54 views

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