20 Most Recent Dell Latitude D800 Notebook Questions & Answers

This may be SpeedStep slowing the processor to save battery life. It speeds up when it is needed.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Dec 16, 2019

For latitude there's not much to do. check the power adaptor/connecting pin --- if any problem. If not than u need to replace the board.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Dec 09, 2019

go to your control panel then sounds and audio devices and check your settings

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Oct 13, 2017

Could be an incorrect bios hard drive setting. Dell has a good customer service area. Did you use same type of drive SATA TO SATA? IDE to IDE? If you changed over there might be a setting to account for the difference.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Aug 25, 2017

check and see if DMA is on.


Dell Latitude... | Answered on Dec 01, 2016

Hope I will be able to help you.
1st. Try to turn the laptop w/battery and power cable, if still not able to boot try without the battery only power cable.
If none work use only power cable to start computer and use an external monitor. If still not working move the following.
Make sure the laptop is not plugged to power nor battery before you do the following,

1 re-seat the HDD but fore you do that make sure you not statistic,
2 start laptop again, if the problem still there follow the same steps but do it instead to the memory card.

Make sure to be very careful with the memory if you statistic you can damage the memory.

You computer is not fully posting wish means that is a problem when the computer is trying boot, memory could be one or Hard drive, another problem could be you BIOS.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Apr 18, 2016

Hi John,

My name is Pradeep and I work for Dell's Social Media Team.
Please create recovery disc using the link: http://dell.to/1JxR3FL and let us know the status.

You can also restore the system back to factory settings using the link: http://dell.to/1JdjVzC
Please back up data before restoring the system.

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Dell Latitude... | Answered on Aug 26, 2015

I don't understand your question. Are you trying to install Win7? Do you have the installation disc? Why are you using a setup from another manufacture? Do you have any instructions for your notebook?

Dell Latitude... | Answered on May 04, 2015

I know about a virus program at www.malwarebytes.org. Some say it's great. I had it and it found a lot of trojan horse virus.
They have a free version you can try. Be very careful typing the addr in and don't forget the .org.
hope this helps

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Mar 10, 2015

sometimes Youtube has a different setting for volume. check to see if you have it set on mute.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Jan 22, 2015

Yeah the slowdown is the laptop throttling back due to overheating.

When you do processor-intensive work like - streaming videos - the laptop overheats. The fans come on loudly.

When the computer heats up despite the fans, the processor throttles back to relieve the heat.

When you reboot your machine, it stops performing intensive work, giving it a chance to cool down. It's not restarting that fixed the problem it's the fact that the laptop cooled down.

So here's what you do. Get an air duster and blow all the dust and gunk out from your fans. They are most likely clogged with dust and that's what's causing your cooling problems. If there are large dustballs in there, use a tweezers and pull them out. Get as much out as possible.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Jan 18, 2015

This is the SpeedStep technology feature of your processor. It will speed back up to 1.7 GHz when it is needed. Slowing down the processor saves battery life.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Jan 18, 2015

I may have addressed this question earlier. If your Dell shows absolutely no sign of life... no LEDs, no nothing and you know for certain the battery and/or power adapter is good then...

If you have access to a docking station (ANY Dell dock that will mate with the bottom connector on your D800), put the D800 in the dock and use the power button on the docking station.

If the laptop powers up, you may have a simply problem with the laptop "Press to turn on" button.

Use a small flat screwdriver blade to remove the Center Control Cover (just beneath the display/cover hinge and above the F1-F12 keys). Locate the cover's flat ribbon cable connector above the Page Up key. Pull off and carefully reinstall. Try the power button now. If it works, put everything back together. Otherwise seek profession help.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Jan 18, 2015


If you see power lights but nothing appears on the screen, it could be a "POST" (Power-on Self Test) problem or simply LCD problem.

Here are some steps that you can try. One of these may work on your case.

1. Remove the battery and the ac adapter then press the power button for at least 20 seconds to drain electric charges left on the system. (You may need to repeat this step to get it work.)

2. If above step doesn't work, try to plug in an external monitor and see if you get display from the external monitor.

3. If you get display from the external monitor, I'm sure your having problem with the LCD components. In this case, check and replace faulty LCD backlight, LCD cable or LCD inverter. The LCD inverter is often a culprit.

4. Try to reinsert the memory module/s (RAM) of the unit, try using one RAM at a time to see if it works. A faulty RAM will cause the laptop not to POST.

5. If reinserting the RAM doesn't help, most likely your motherboard needs to be replaced.

Hope this helps.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Jan 18, 2015

Well, a DST error (Drive self Test) error means the hard drive is bad

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014

I love Google for locating answers to technical problems. If you copy and paste everything that follows the equal sign into the Google search block, you MAY receive results similar to mine.

= dell laptop cannot identify power adapter


Bottom line, bad power supply center pin connections, blown power supply or motherboard ID chip or...

If you cannot beg borrow or steal another power supply, Google offers a cheap solution. Again, copy and paste everything that follows the equal sign into the Google search block. Your results MAY be similar to mine.

= dell pa10 power supply

Lowest price located (in less than 20 seconds of shopping) was $10 total. This included shipping and handling.

I have been using one of those ultra cheap power supplies more than two years with my BIOS settings enabled (see below). This fully compatible supply has one problem. It radiates enough electrical noise (EMI) that one of my weakest over the air (OTA) TV channels is impossible to watch. This problem is present only when I am within ten feet of the receiving antenna AND the power supply is being loaded... laptop screen on or is charging a nearly dead battery.

If your laptop operates normally and is able to charge the battery, BIOS revision A11 (and later??) allows that annoying message to be turned off.

1. Turn on laptop while holding down F2 key

If Windows is up and running...
press Start and click RESTART (Turn Off takes too long) or
press Control-Alt-Delete
When the Windows screen disappears, repeat step 1

2. When Setup screen appears...
Press Alt-P to reach page 3 of BIOS

3. Use arrow keys to reach and set
Adapter Warnings: Off (Disabled)
4. Press Escape
Save and exit

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Jun 14, 2014

Recovery disk are need if not if you have the have windows disk you can do a clean reinstall.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on May 02, 2014

One of the big problems with laptops is they come with the operating system repair on the reserve partition and you may not have a physical Windows Operating System CD/DVD disc to install the OS from scratch. Many times Dell allows for a back Up disc set to be made when the computer is first set up, you may not have done a back up set? Nevertheless; you can try to do a F8 when starting the computer. Select the REPAIR option and/or Safe Mode. Run your options. If that failed to work; you will have get a CD/DVD Operating System like Windows 7 or 8.1 and install the OS from scratch.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Jan 07, 2014

download and install internet downloader maneger

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Dec 07, 2013

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