20 Most Recent Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook Questions & Answers

You can change the DVD region four times only, the fourth change will lock on that region permanently.
There may be a firmware upgrade that make your DVD region free, but if you make a mistake or install the wrong firmware upgrade then the DVD will be a piece of junk. You will need to Google search for DVD firmware upgrades for your model DVD.

The best way to view DVDs from other regions is to install a piece of software that defeats the region code. I use a program called DVD-RegionFree from
There are possibly other programs available, again Google search for them.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 07, 2020

Itunes does have digital rights management, which restricts the number of times you can burn the tracks you've downloaded. It's one reason I prefer sites like mp3fiesta.com who don't believe that if you've paid for the track you should be restricted in using it.

To burn music from Itunes you first have to make a playlist of the tracks you want to burn. Select New Playlist on the left, and drag the tracks you want to burn into this new playlist. When you've done that, right click the playlist name and select "burn playlist to disk."

This will ONLY work a finite number of times (I believe currently it's either 3 or 5) after which burning will be disabled for a track, and if that track appears on a playlist you won't be able to burn that playlist either.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 28, 2020

Windows media player will play very few DVD's on it's own. It needs to work in conjunction with a decoder. You can find a decoder, ie... Power DVD, WinVid, InterVid, etc..., at Dell's support site or filehippo.com. I use Power DVD on mine with no problems. Also, the configuration that you have will not have a noticeable or any effect on videos. They will play fine, once you have a decoder.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 07, 2019

Disable the Bluecoat service from the Windows Service Control Manager. Remove the file bckd.sys under Windows system32 drivers directory. Reboot the box.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 06, 2019

What is hard disk lock cose password for toshiba mq0abf050 acer laptops

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jul 15, 2019

2000-0142 is a hard disk drive failure.

You will need to replace the drive to resolve the problem

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 26, 2018

you were right. There is a hidden partition for recovery purposes when your computer has OEM OS. You can see it by using partition tools such partition wizard home edition and you can download it for free. After you run this program you will see a recovery partition which is hidden from your sight. Hope this will answer your question.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 27, 2018

Do you have the correct log in details?
To see if your ethernet connector is functioning, connect from one of the 4 ports behind your router directly to PC ethernet, this way you don't need log in details. If this works, then you need log im details to connect directly.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 05, 2018

Hi ... The 'NTLDR missing' means that windows NT Loder file is missing so OS can't boot.
1- Check that you haven't any usb key or something like connected to ur laptop.
2- Make an update to ur OS by using installation CD and choose update option to re install NTLDR file.
About BIOS password you must remember pass or who make it to solve this problem.
I hope this can help you ;)

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 26, 2017

"F5" or "Ctrl+F5"

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 13, 2017

It is a pretty simple process

Create 3 partitions on the HDD (Vista requires 20 GB minimum)

Install XP on 1st, Vista on 2nd, Linux on 3rd

You'll choose the partition to install on during the install process of each OS, you can create the partitions during the XP install

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 01, 2017

Dell Premium Customer Support 1-845-582-1921.. Online 24/7 support phone number..

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 19, 2016

Dell includes a series of tests for a system's hardware into the BIOS called the PSA+ Diagnostics. You can run these tests even if the system lacks any media (hard drive, CD drive, etc.). To launch the PSA+ Diagnostics on this system, perform one of the following actions:
  • Hold down the key while pressing the power button.
  • Turn on the system, press at the initial Dellâ„¢ logo screen, and select Diagnostics from the boot menu.
  • Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery. While holding down the power button, insert the AC connector into the back of the system. The system then starts and the message Diagnostic boot selected displays. The system then launches the PSA+ Diagnostics.
  • If all tests pass you will need to re-install the operating system software.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 21, 2016

Hi Jill!

Sorry to hear about your password situation! Which password did you forget on your Dell - was it your Windows login password?

Hope to hear back from you soon.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 12, 2016

Your hard drive might be damaged. Each time you attempt power it on you risk further damage. If you have valuable information on it you should contact a shop who specializes in data recovery.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 08, 2016

Listen, Jennie, the best route for you is to simply reinstall the software that came with your Dell or use the backup disks that you were advised to make. Assuming you made them, all you have to do is go into your bios and make sure that your optical drive (cd or dvd) drive is set as the first boot up device. Then pop in the disk and follow the prompts.

If you did not make the disks or have any Dell disks you may be able to get the software from Dell directly. OR check among your peers to see who has an XP OS install disk. Use that to install the operating system and then download the necessary drivers from Dell site. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/inspiron-1501/drivers

Whatever you do, resist the impulse to install an OS other than XP - the latter will work best with your machine. NEWER is not better!
Good luck.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 15, 2016

just re-install your OS or use k5s hacking tools for your device.

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Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 29, 2016

go to device manager and disable your wirless network adapter.wait till ten seconds.then enable it again.......

please also make sure that your device driver is up to date...

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 21, 2015

There is only one password, The correct password.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 03, 2015

if it is the same as mine then it can supprot 2 GB of RAM 200 pin DDR2 800MHz

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 02, 2015

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