I'm the person with the Dell Inspirion 1501, are you saying I should purchase all new software? It had Windows Vista Basic. Should I purchase that or go with Windows XP? I would appreciate any assistance, thanks.
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Thank for the responce
if you can risk loosing all the data
then you could go ahead with reinstalling the Operating system
if you have a windows xp installation disc you should go with that.
but after that you might have to find the drivers for your laptop
from the internet
if you need any help finding those you could always contact me
windows vista might have all the drivers for the laptop preinstalled (that is just my guess as i have see this quite a few times)
after you install vista
but for that you will have to purchase a windows vista installation disc
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This looks to be a software issue. if the slider in the control panel is off, and it is not responding with the Fn key. then you should check the display adaptor in device manager. install the appropriate driver if needed.
This sounds like a common case. Usually if computers are not shut down properly then data is lost. You might need to do a fresh reinstall of operating system (windows). Before you do this, try to find a way to back up important files. Try connecting the hard drive to another pc and make a copy of needed files. Then install a fresh copy of windows. You can obtain a copy of installation these ways: It comes with some computers. Your computer might have a recovery section on the hard drive. You can purchase a copy from a store "walmart" You can purchase a copy from microsoft Or if your smart you can get it online for free.
my dell inspirion 1525 microphone is not working. when i am on yahoo messenger i hear the other person but they can't hear me unlike before i use to hear the othe person because there is an in built mic.
The new hard drive has to be formatted first, then install the operating system. It cannot find the Master Boot Record. Google Master Boot Record repair on the Microsoft Knowledge Base websiter for instructions to rebuild the MBR..