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Unless you can get hold of a Linux password recovery program to reset or remove the password from the Windows Administrator's login, you will need to reinstall Windows again, the device drivers and your programs.
In this process you will lose all your data that is stored on your hard drive.
If you want to save your data before you install Windows, remove the hard drive, connect it to an USB hard drive adapter (most likely you will need power to the hard drive) and plug it into the USB port of a working computer. This computer will see it as an external hard drive, copy your data you require so you can load it back onto your computer after you installed Windows.
You can connect your hard drive into a working computer on the 2nd IDE controller, then you can see this drive and copy your data files.

Dell XPS M1330... | Answered on May 21, 2009

Any error code for a hard drive isn't good, and should be reason to get a new one right away. So long as the drive is still able to be accessed, you have a chance of retrieving your data. There are free utilities to help you 'clone' the data to a new drive, but you may want to ask a tech-minded friend for help if you've never done it before. It sounds like the drive isn't dead yet, but is definitely on its way out. Good luck!

Dell XPS... | Answered on Feb 19, 2019

there is a head phone jack in the front and the back. have you tried them both?

Dell XPS... | Answered on Sep 17, 2018

is this wifi.
no total system stated, we cant guess what you have in total.
id join a forum for
Harman Kardon AVR 365

ask them, my guess firewall issues,?
ports blocked by the router or the ISP.
diagnosis is tedious.

Dell XPS... | Answered on Jun 01, 2018

The best thing to start with is to service the pc. You have to put new thermal compound on your CPU every 3months . See me on facebook Nic fourie on how to service. Your own pc

Dell XPS... | Answered on Sep 21, 2016

Right click on the speaker icon in the system tray (bottom right, next to the date/time) and select recording devices. It will give you a list of whatever devices you have on your computer that are designated to record sounds. Choose the on board microphone, right click, and select disable device.

Dell XPS... | Answered on Jul 03, 2016

Something is jammed in one of the fans ???
(there are at least 2 = one at the back of the power supply = should be easy to see - and one inside on the CPU heatshnk (harder to get to)

Else its likley the Power supply or monitor is 'shorting out' internally ..

If it's just 'ticking' it's likly your hard drive going bad (unless, of course, you happen to have a CD/DVD disc inserted into the CD/DVD reader ...sometimes these 'tick' during power-up as the PC tries to boot from the disc :-) )

Dell XPS... | Answered on Mar 30, 2016

It would have been useful to have disclosed the model, however, this should give you an idea.
How To Tutorial Dell XPS 15z L511z Cooling Fan Replacement

Dell XPS... | Answered on Jan 20, 2016

This is how to do it according to Dell;
and just in case please see video;

Dell XPS... | Answered on Dec 30, 2015

I know this post is over a year old, but i feel like chiming in anyway. The motherboard may have suffered from cheap cap syndrome. This happens when the components used to populate the motherboard were poorly made with inferior products. The capacitor's may have swelled up to the point of uselessness. This would give you post errors, or no post, or even no power. This is not to rule out the power supply, but it is more likely the motherboard.

To test the power supply, unplug the big 20+ pin plug from the power supply to the motherboard, and use a conductor such as a paperclip to connect the one and only green wire in the mix to any black wire (there is a black wire on either side of the green one, you can use both)

If the power supply is still good, the fans and drives will come on and spin up when you make this jump with the paperclip.

If for some reason you notice the fans twitching but not spinning, then you know the power supply IS bad!

Dell XPS... | Answered on Nov 06, 2015

With the tray open, visually inspect to ensure the cd is still in line with the spindle. Something long and thin (such as a thin knife or spatula) slide it between the top of the drive and the top of the cd.

Carefully tip the tool down to try and release the CD from the spindle. Do not attempt to force it! If it is not jammed in the drive, the CD should drop free. Carefully pull the CD out of the drive.

Look at the CD to see if it has been damaged from the drive. If the CD will not come out, it needs to be take to a repair service.

Dell XPS... | Answered on Mar 17, 2015

I suggest you use two different browsers. For example use two of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox under Windows; or Safari and Firefox under Mac OS X.

Use one browser to open your own FB account, and a different browser to open your wife's FB account. Once you have entered your username and password in each browser for the respective FB account, and don't delete cookies, each browser will remember your respective account.

To easily access FB when you open your browser, add the FB site to your Favorites or Bookmarks bar.

Dell XPS... | Answered on Feb 04, 2015

when you are in gmail. right click mouse and them click short cut.

Dell XPS... | Answered on Feb 03, 2015

Check cable first rats might be the culprit then replace power supply.

Dell XPS... | Answered on Jan 30, 2015

Try going into the setup menu and auto-detecing the drive.

Dell XPS... | Answered on Jan 03, 2015

A bad power supply or power cable will cause this light. Try a different outlet first before you try a different power cable. If none of these fix the issue it's time to order a new power supply. You can get one on eBay for around $20. It is easy to replace. It's only four screws on the back and simply a matter of plugging it in. The cables are simplified enough where they will only plug into specific ports. Just reverse the method you used when you unplugged them. It only takes 5-10 minutes and is the 3rd easiest repair you can do on a computer next to replacing RAM and a hard drive. Let me know if you need further assistance.

Dell XPS... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015

Try F1 or Fn and F1 or connect up the projector, power up the projector select VGA input (or whichever input is connected to the laptop) power on the laptop.

Dell XPS... | Answered on Dec 28, 2014

Read know a little about PC partition low memory problem? Don't worry! Here is a video tutorial that can teach you how to extend your C drive space step by step:
Also remember to save your partition data well in advance.

Dell XPS... | Answered on Nov 27, 2014

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