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Dell Inspiron 1501 Audio Device

I deleted all partitions in my hard disk, including the unmounted drive that contains the backup/recovery files, re-created new two partitions in it and reformatted it for a fresh wXP. It seems perfectly well, except that the audio device does not appear in the device list anymore, like no sound card is connected. The cds are not with me, and I am using the laptop without audio. Please help me find a solution to this. Thanks.

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  • jprindle19 Dec 23, 2008

    I have no sound on my laptop what do I do.

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    i got the same problem......it says no audio device so im really angry now since i cant hear anything even the computer starting

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    i reinstalled my winxp and now it says i have audio device installed

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My Dell Inspiron 6400 (Windows XP Home) won't reboot. It's giving me a "Loading PBR for descriptor 1 ... done" line on a black screen. What can I do to fix it. Can I salvage my content / files


Before you use the Recovery CD you need to backup your data because to restoring your laptop will wipe your data off the hard disk.
To backup your data when you cannot boot up your laptop, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter. Connect this hard drive/USB adapter into the USB port of a working computer. The computer will see it as an external storage device, you can then open the folders and backup your data.
You can then fit the hard drive back into the Dell laptop and boot up with the Dell recovery CD to reinstall Windows etc.

Mar 04, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop Computer Core 2...

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Share hidden division of rapid delete


Several ways of rapid delete hidden division

We install the system, may encounter this problem computer can install Vista or install version of Windows xp, a Ghost installation of xp not contain is constantly to restart. The cause of the fault is that a series of PinPaiJi cabin hidden division. Sometimes the technical personnel to help us system, also can be in a hard disk, and you will see division, also not afraid you miss delete their recovery operation convenience. How to delete the hidden division, I collected many operation method, are as follows:

1, delete the ordinary hidden recovery
Disk management, drawing on disk partition in hidden division, right click delete disk partition ".

2 the notebook, delete Lenovo 42T3403 Laptop Keyboard LEOS
The new generation of LENOVO laptop, called "using a key LEOS" hard to restore technical data backup, restore, this function is integrated in the BIOS by a program and WINGDOWS one under the interface of software interaction, namely on disk to establish a division of division, the implication of the backup, (which is also usually say the disk C), in order to destroy a key file system, ordinary operation of the C can modify the area before 5G) to (approximately delete it, actually not difficult, first appeared in LENOVO reboot your computer, interface into the corner by the keyboard "resume/custom" button will appear a key recovery of concise interface, here only two options, one is the system restore, another is the software and drive, then click "order", and the Shift + B input password "LENOVO" will appear a key recovery in the interface standard interface, select uninstall backup. If the above methods cannot be solved, can use to start running under the Dos, CD LEOS management software. LEOSTOOL/DB, typing, then turn backup LEOSTOOL/DLEOS "type" can put lenovo backup system deleted.

3 and delete IBM Thinkpad G41 Laptop Keyboard HPA's
Currently the notebook HPA mostly by Phoenix First EareRecover - established in software, software component to delete, for a series of notebook, ThinkPad Recovery of Recovery CD directory is the component -- Fwdelete, want to delete HPA, must First in the BIOS setting, enter the BIOS ThinkPad notebook, select "Security -- Predesktop Area" will "Access" to "PredesktopArea IBM Disable". Then use CD to DOS, in Fwdelete input "DOS interface DRV = 0all" and enter, can be deleted, HPA stubborn zoning after you can use all the hard disk space.

4, delete the notebook HPA associations
Some of the Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop Keyboard notebook to associate the hidden division by lenovo Hddfunc tools HPATool/unloading unloading, Hddfunc use simpler, with CD to DOS mode, and then run in the DOS commands "Hddfunc/d" can be hidden disk backups unloading, for Hddfunc not delete HPA zoning, need to use HPATool, under HPATool type "in the DOS CLR", can/could have removed the module record.

on Aug 09, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Laptop won't boot


umm...restored from a backup? that usually does NOT include the o/s and the recovery partition was on original drive? seems you need a fresh format(high level) on that drive, o/s re install from a clean licensed copy, then do the restore.

May 17, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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Got Dell Inspiron 2650 2002 from a friend, free. Want to restore to factory settings. How? Installed Windows XP and Norton Anti Virus


Hi and welcome to fixya!

There are two ways to restore this machine to factory settings;

First is thru the Recovdery partition in the hard disk itself:

  • 1 Close any windows currently open and click the Inspiron's "Start" button. Select "Shut Down" and choose the "Restart" option.
  • 2 Tap "F8" when the Dell image appears on the screen. Continue tapping the key until the advanced boot menu loads.
  • 3 Scroll down to "Repair Your Computer" and press "Enter" to access the DataSafe local backup screen. Click "Next." Select "Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe options."
  • 4 Click the "Restore without preserving new or changed files" radio button and click "Next." Click "Next" three more times and click "Restart" to restore the disk drive to its original condition. Follow the on-screen prompts to set your operating system settings.

If the hdd was already repartitioned or corrupted, the second option should work:

  • 1 Insert the Dell recovery disk in your Inspiron's optical drive and close the "AutoPlay" window when it appears. Shut down any other open programs. Click "Start" and select "Restart."
  • 2 Tap "F2" as soon as the Dell image appears on the laptop's screen. Scroll to the "CD-ROM" option and press "Enter." Tap any key when you see the "Press any key to boot" option.
  • 3 Press "Enter" when the setup screen appears. Press "F8" and highlight the Dell's hard drive partition. Press "Enter."
  • 4 Follow the instructions on the screen to choose the Inspiron's operating system options. Click "Finish" and remove the recovery disk from the optical drive. Click "Start" and select "Restart."
Hope this helps!

Takasashi

Jul 19, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 2650 Notebook

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How do I reset to factory settings without the disk


Hi,

In order to reset your computer to Factory default settings without the disc, you can follow the instructions below.

1. Turn on your computer. Once you see the DeLL Logo Press and Hold the CTRL button then while holding CTRL button, press F11
2. You should see the Dell PC Restore by Symantec application.
3. You can click Restore and Confirm the restoration.
4. It will take 10-15 minutes. Once your computer rebooted, it should already be in the default settings

Apr 04, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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I had new dell inspiron 1501 laptop with windows 7 os instaled in 350gb singel drive and i want to saparet two or more parteshens with out OS loss


if your hard disk is only 1 partition right now, reformatting the hard disk, then deleting the current partition and creating additional partitions is the way to do it. This means, you also have to reinstall Windows. if you do not want to reinstall Windows, look for programs like partition magic or the like that can allow you to create additional partitions, though, there are cases this may have issues later.

Sep 03, 2010 | Dell Inspiron® 1501 (N11157) PC Notebook

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I want to reset my PC to factory settings and delete evreything on the hard disk before giving it for recycling, what is the best way to do that? The pc is an old DELL inspiron.


The best way to do this is to format your disks (other than C:) and then use a Windows Installation Disc to format your C: partition.

Jul 24, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 8600 Notebook

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No internal hard disk found


Hi there.
Use the Vista CD to create the new partition, but first you have to delete the old partition first, (the 220GB partition not the 10GB one because that will be the recovery partition).
Get a calculator and work out your new partition, for example 50GB is 50x1024MB so that will be 51200MB.
When you have deleted the 220GB partition select NEW and input your newly worked out partition and carry on from there, to activate the other partition just format it.

Please post back with the results and for anymore help if needed.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

May 24, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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