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Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop sound not working

Question: Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop sound not working

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop with Windows Vista Basic. Today after plugging in a headphone set both the speaker and the headphone sound stopped working. I have not changed any audio settings but checked them anyway and nothing was turned off or muted that I could see. I have tried downloading and re-installing the audio drivers from the Dell support site but when I go to install them I get an error message saying that 'This is not the correct audio driver for this system. The installer will now exit.'
Any suggestions to get the sound working again?

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Answer: Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop sound not working

Try using System Restore. Try running the Dell Diagnostics audio tests to rule out hardware failure. See the "No Audio" FAQ for details.
en.community.dell.com/.../19772968.aspx

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dell inspiron sound not working

Answer:my dell inspiron 1525 laptop sound not woekin

3 x postings ? did it ever work ? have you changed any settings ?have you been to Dell Support and downloaded/installed the Sound Driver ?

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Can anyone help here?

I got a Dell Inspiron 1525 back in September. Runs on Vista.

A few weeks ago, I began noticing a crackling sound that was coming from the top left hand corner of the keyboard section of the laptop, right near where the 'Inspiron' logo is. It doesn't usually start until I've had the computer running for 30 minutes or so.

I called Dell and shipped the computer to their facility since it's still under warranty. They sent it back saying that they could not detect any problem with any of the hardware and therefore, did not fix anything. Sure enough, after getting it back and turning it on and being on it for 30 minutes or so, the sound is still there.

Everything about the computer works fine...the Internet, my progams. It isn't slow or anything. But this sound just doesn't sound right.

Does anyone have any ideas what this may be? Could it be an issue with the laptop's fans? If so, aren't the fans considered to be part of the hardware?

Thanks for any light anyone may be able to shed on this issue.

- Brian
 

Answer:Crackling Sound From Dell Inspiron 1525

Is laptop staying cool or did you try to update your wireless/network card? When you listening music can you check CPU usage and temperature (with temp additional program) under task manager. Also, CPU fan is not making that noise.
 

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I am trying to fix a Dell Inspiron 1525 that has a keyboard not working. Most keys work, but some do not work. I ordered another keyboard on ebay, but exactly the same keys would not work. What exactly would be the cause of this and is there any fix. Thanks for any suggestions.
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 Keyboard not working

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525. Yes, I know it is a very old model but it has served me just fine over the last few years until very recently when some of the keys are failing. There was a loud, almost constant buzzing sound in my laptop every time I worked on it so I took it to the repair shop where the engineer told me it is a problem with the fan. So he removed the keyboard to open and check the make of the fan and said a replacement fan will need to be ordered. While I am waiting for that to be done, he put the keyboard back in its place but some keys on it are not working. I came across the following posted here more than 3 years ago by the user HYLBJTO. I am reproducing it below because the problem I am facing with the keyboard is exactly the same as described by this user and the suggestion given to him by someone to fix the problem did not work from what I understand.

"I was reading an expired thread about issues with certain keys not working on a Dell Inspiron 1525. I have experienced what seems like the same problem: Certain keys do not work - but not the same ones as those in the older thread (w,d,etc for me)... here's the strange part: If I do not screw down the keyboard and hold it up slightly, the problem disappears. I thought it might have something to do with pressure on the keyboard, but I could not duplicate the problem by applying pressure to the back of the keyboard. However, if it is screwed down tight to the plate it sits on, those same keys do n... Read more

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I have a problem with the DVD drive on my Dell Inspiron 1525.  If I put a disk in it, music or data, the computer does not recognize there is a disk there and comes up with "Please insert disc into drive E"Device manager tells me, "This device is working properly".I ran Dell diagnostics and it came up with "Error Code 0147.  Error  2000-0147.  Spindle Test Failed".I tried removing the DVD drive and cleaning with compressed air. But same result.Also, the DVD drive no longer opens by just pressing the switch. I have to put a pin in the small hole next to the switch to release it.Does this mean that I need a new DVD drive or is it something that can be rectified please?Windows Vista Home Basic2.00 GB RAM32 bit Operating System

Answer:Dell INSPIRON 1525 DVD Drive not working.

New drive.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525. I have it connected to a samsung lcd tv through the hdmi port to watch movies. Yesterday I connected the hdmi lead but the tv didn't detect a signal. So I tried a system reboot. The screen on the laptop lights up as in you can see the back light working but thats the limit to it. The laptop sounds like it is loading fine. dvd drive running hard drive working lights flashing etc. Anyone with any clues as to what the problem could be, and a possible solution would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Dell inspiron 1525 screen not working HELP!!

Tony, so the problem is your laptop is turned on, but the laptop screen isn't displaying an image?

Disconnect the HDMI cable, first. Look across your top row of keys on the keyboard. Tap the key with an icon on it that looks like a computer screen, then wait a second and see if your screen lights up It may be the F8 key, not sure. On some models you have to hold down the Fn key while you tap the F8 key. That toggles your LCD screen on and off.

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My home desktop is connected to a wireless router through AT&T U-verse and it's broadcasting just fine. I can see the name and everything when I try and connect on my laptop but there is always an error that brings me to a troubleshooting screen. I've made sure the password is correct by going to Start-Run, IPCONFIG and then typing my IP address into the address bar in my browser. I dont know what else I can do, I feel like I've tried everything! Help please.
 

Answer:Laptop (Win7 Dell Inspiron 1525) won't connect to desktop (XP Dell) wireless router

Sometimes, you need to replace the router.
Sometimes, you can call your service provider and ask them to take a look on line to see if the subscription needs to be refreshed.
But often, all that is needed (despite the fact that it is a lot of work) is to uninstall your existing system, then reboot, and reinstall everything.
You might also find success by looking at your device manager in Windows to see if you have any grey, red, or yellow flags by any related device. That may show you have a permanent hardware failure if you cannot restore it, then you are off to the store or your provider for a new cable modem or router.
 

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keys are not functioning like 1,2,q,w,a,s,z,

Answer:my keyboard is not working dell inspiron 1525 1 number,q,a,z

You have sticky keys on?Sticky keys is a function that occurs when a Shift button is held down for five seconds or longer. Hold down the shift key and when you hear a beep, that means its been activated/de-activated.. if it still does it, then try hooking up another keyboard and see what happens.

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I was reading an expired thread about issues with certain keys not working on a Dell Inspiron 1525.

I have experienced what seems like the same problem: Certain keys do not work - but not the same ones as those in the older thread (w,d,etc for me). I replaced the keyboard with another working keyboard ( I have two Dell 1525's). The same keys do not work - with either keyboard attached. But here's the strange part: If I do not screw down the keyboard and hold it up slightly, the problem disappears. I thought it might have something to do with pressure on the keyboard, but I could not duplicate the problem by applying pressure to the back of the keyboard. However, if it is screwed down tight to the plate it sits on, those same keys do not work. I tried putting pieces of paper between the keyboard and the plate it sits on, and got mixed results. SO, I'm thinking this could be some kind of electromagnetic interference???? Anyone have any thoughts here? The problem absolutely goes away if I hold the keyboard even 1/4th of an inch above the plate it sits on.
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 Keyboard not working - A New Twist

The ribbon cable is just not properly seated. Make sure it is clean (alcohol), no fingerprints connecting it, and that the connecotr clamps down perfectly evenly.
 

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I have a dell inspiron 1525 with 2gb ran dual core and i downloaded the upgrade advisor for windows 7 and it said that it has all the requirements to run windows 7 but I just want to make sure...

Answer:Can my dell inspiron 1525 laptop run windows 7 rc?

of course windows 7 could run on a toaster

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Hi ive had this laptop for a little over a year now
about 2~3 months ago my little brother was on this laptop when it suddenly stopped charging
i have no idea wats going on with it the only problem with the charger is tht its slightly frayed on the part hooking to the laptop
i have no idea if anyonee could help witht his situation id greatly appreciate it
 

Answer:Inspiron 1525 Dell Laptop Problems

Is the computer usable when you plug it in or has it been off for 2 - 3 months?
Have you removed the rechargeable battery and tried to use it on just electricity?
 

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hi,

I have a dell inspiron 1525 laptop,and I dont find any sound drivers for it...my in builtmic or seperate mic (line in) doesnot work... help me

Answer:dell inspiron 1525 laptop drivers

Take it Janu
Dell - Drivers and Downloads

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Hello I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me! One day I turned on my laptop and the wireless internet had stopped working. I believe the window that popped up said "wi-fi catcher stopped working". I've tried updating my wireless adapters but it doesn't change anything, and they are all enabled so I don't understand why its not working. Someone please help
 

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Inspiron 1525 Integrated WebCam not working in Windows 7 64-bit.† I have tried reloading drivers and software. Uninstalled and re-installed multiple times. Making sure that WIA is turned on in services. Tried compatibility mode. Downloaded various driver versions from Creative's website and from Dell. Re-installed the A16 bios upgrade (as suggested by Dell). I used msconfig to make sure that no other applications were started or running. Uninstalled Live Messenger. Device Manager recognizes the camera and says that it is working properly. Despite all of that I still get the message "Camera is not available. Please make sure it is not in use by another program" when using the Dell Web Cam application or Live Messenger. When trying to acquire image with ArcSoft or HP Photo suite I get "Camera is unavailable" as well.† Even in Safemode with all drivers disabled I get the same message. I used the camera just before doing the clean install of Windows 7 64-bit so I know that it is not a hardware issue, but it does appear that there is some type of hardware incompatibility issue with "7". Any ideas? Possible OS settings I'm missing?†

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 Integrated WebCam not working in Windows 7 64-bit.


Since your question or comment has gone unanswered for so long, you can send your report on the device to the development team in this thread.†
Have Comments about Windows 7 BetaRating posts helps other users
Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP

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My warranty has no run out so dell can't actually help me. I wondered if anyone had a similar problem and what they did? Whenever I try to use the camera the blue light comes on as if to say that it is working but the picture is just black. When I click to take a picture regardless a box pops up that says "Unable to capture a photo. Please reconnect your camera and try again". But if the camera is integrated how can disconnect it? Have tried reinstalling drivers and even the webcam manager itself but it has not helped. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thank you. x

Answer:My dell inspiron 1525 integrated camera has stopped working?

Did you ever resolve your issue?  I am having the same exact problem with my webcam on my Inspiron 1525, and can't seem to fix it. Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.  Thanks!

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hello, my husbands laptop is getting the bsod with the message, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and further down STOP: 0x0000000A (0xEFFF1F54,0X00000002,0X0000001, 0X812A4E79)

i have tried rebooting from last known good config and then several system restores, nothing has worked.

at one point i got a message that if a camera device or music player had been added to uninstall it. so i finally managed to boot into safe mode with networking but didn't see anything like that recently added. all my other attempts to boot have failed and only offered the startup repair feature.

is there anything i can do before i have to spend money for a professional? the system recovery options gave the option to boot from a backup-windows complete pc restore; does that mean the last backup the computer created? because i'm pretty sure i don't have a recent one.

i'm not that experienced so if you have any suggestions could you please reply to me like i'm in primary school? thanks very much!!!

Answer:BSOD with message dell inspiron 1525 laptop

Welcome
With this information we can offer the best possible help.
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I've recently had a few problems with my Dell Inspiron Laptop. It is plugged in to the AC adapter, but when I check the battery status I get a message saying '4% available (plugged in, not charging)'. This means that I cannot work on my laptop unless it is plugged in. The battery light on my laptop flickers a dim blue colour. I also don't want to buy a new battery for it to not work in my laptop either.

It also seems to get really hot when it is plugged in, and occasionally it will switch off unexpectedly. I'm guessing the reason the battery won't charge may be something to do with the motherboard and over-heating.

Any suggestions on what I can do to fix this problem?
Probably my own fault for buying a Dell...Haha!
 

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The hinge on the left side is separated so I cannot left the screen all the way up. This system is only a couple of years old. What can be done to fix this problem?
Thanks, Ralph
 

Answer:Broken Hinge on my Dell Laptop Inspiron - 1525

Hi, Ralph009:
If your laptop is still under warranty, Dell may repair it. Otherwise, your options are to send it to Dell for a paid repair or have someone else repair it.
Here is your service manual for reference.

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I have a dell inspiron 1525 laptop. Its a few years old. Recently the screen has started fading to black after a few minutes of use. I can hook up an external monitor and it works fine. In fact when I plugged in the video cable from the external monitor (even though the external monitor had no power cord and wasn't turned on) the laptop screen popped back up for a couple of minutes and then went black again. There is still a very faint image on the screen but you can only see it if you shine a light directly on it.

I've read that this could be a problem with the invertor or the backlight. I guess the inverter is cheap and relatively easy to replace but the backlight is neither of those.

Would anyone know by these symptoms what the issue is?

Thanks for your hellp,

Matt
 

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After upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7, the internal microphone on my DELL Inspiron 1525 does not work. When checking in the Control Panel > Sounds, the only device options are for the external microphone connection to the jack... Please help!

Answer:DELL Inspiron 1525 Internal Microphone Not Working After Windows 7 Upgrade

Hi vinnyspice,
 
According to Dell's website, this laptop's drivers are only for Windows Vista. You contact Dell and see if there is any update available.
 
In the meantime, try downloading and installing the chipset driver and the sound card driver for Windows Vista and see if the issue can be resolved. You can download
them
HERE.
 
Also, run Windows Update to see if it helps.
 
Regards,
Linda
 
 

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My internet has stopped working on both my wired and wireless connections.

Kimberley89 raised the same problem and i have been through the solutions suggested on thread number 928983 and have come to the end, as she did, with the problem unresolved.

When I load my machine it says:

"Your wifi catcher band configuration is not compastiblewith your WLAN card band configuration" "select yes to automatically change your wifi catcher or no to keep your current band configuration." Neither resolves the issue.

I too have the Dell wireless 1395 mini-card and run vista.

I was unable to do the SFC step:

"Cannot open boe\Desktop\SFCdetails.txt"

I havent run a registry check would you recommend this and if so advise on a suitable program as i do not have one.

Thanks in advance,

Bungle687
 

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My PC gives a very long beep when it starts up. But it does start up. More over, it automaticall types the / character in the password field sometimes.
sometimes behaves upnormally by not letting to type any character....
Y is it so?

Answer:Beep Sound while Booting Dell Inspiron 1525 windows vista home basic

Try running the Dell Diagnostics Test (the full version) to see if it detects any problems. Here's how: How to Run the Dell. If it does, contact Dell Support for assistance (there's a link near the bottom of the above article).

I hope this helps. If the test comes back completely clean, then post back and we'll try something else (or if your computer is still under warranty, contact Dell Support anyway as they should be happy to assist you and know more about your computer than we do).

Good luck!

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Hi
Please can anyone tell me if my keyboard is faulty or not ?
Symptoms is i start the laptop up fine and works web, office etc but then after a few mintues it goes haywire and the mouse goes really erractic fire over the screen and wont stay in one place its like its got the shakes, Any know what my fault is a friend said to me that happened with him and his was faulty keyboard. Anyone any suggestions please ?
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop keyboard problem faulty or not?

Yes, I would say replace the keyboard too
 

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Help please

when I switch on the laptop it freezes on the bios loading screen, nothing happens

any help would be appriciated,

Dell Bios revision A16

Thanks Telfie
 

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I have just purchased Windows 7 Pro 32bit for my Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop and booted from the Windows 7 DVD. After a considerable time, the initial language selection screen opens but there's no mouse pointer to allow me to continue from this point. I tried re-booting from the DVD several times in case a driver had failed to load into ram, however the installation stops at that point as I cannot select anything. I tried every key on the keyboard and also tried plugging in a USB mouse to one of the USB ports and re-booting. Still not way to proceed without a mouse pointer.

I upgraded the ram to 4Gb and tested this on the previous OS (XP) and it was working fine. I have installed a new hard drive and was intending to let windows format and partition it for me, however I cannot proceed with the installation. I can only think that my Windows 7 DVD doesn't contain a mouse driver for this model, however I did check on various sites that Win 7 would install on my model and many people seem to have managed to do this. The disc and key cost ?50 so I don't want to have to buy another one. So I installed from this disc onto my desktop PC and it installed with no problems, so the DVD must be OK (for my desktop at least).

I have installed many operating systems but this is a new one on me, I don't know how else I can get this OS onto my laptop, can anybody advise me please?

Thanks in advance.
Dave.

Answer:How to install Windows 7 pro (32bit) on Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I was able to tab to the button named Next on that language selection screen. I was also able to change other items via the arrow keys once tab put the list in focus.

Do you see the focus change when tab is pressed? If not, then maybe the keyboard is not being recognized either.

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Dell bios screen stops loading @ about 80%. When I restart and try and use ANY of the "F" keys or Ctrl Alt Delete or my OS disk or Diagnostic/utilities DVD's that came with my laptop... nothing happens. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
 

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I own the following system:
Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop (OEM System)
Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU @2.00 GHz
3.0 GB RAM
160 GB HDD

I want to install Microsoft SharePoint 2007 in my laptop
for my project purpose.On the Internet,it is given that MS
SharePoint 2007 can only be installed on Windows Server
2003/2008. Please suggest a way with which I can install
SharePoint 2007 in my laptop and execute it successfully.

I also want to install MS Visual Studio 2008 in my
laptop,but I already have VS 2005 installed.
Can both versions can run properly on the same system?
Do I need to upgrade my laptop RAM to 4GB for better
performance?
Please suggest.Thanks...
 

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I have owned my dell inspiron 1525 for about a mounth now,the first 3 weeks the disc burner worked wonderfuly.but resently it wont burn any media to any disc.first i thot the discs i was using might have been bad but i tested them in my desctop computer and they worked fine.i have tryed using different software as well as different discs but nothing has worked.i get two errors messages "the disc was not burned succsessfully.make sure that you have the latest firmware for your cd or dvd burner installed, and then try again"and"there is no recordable disc in your disc burner.insert a black recordable disc,and then try again". somebody please help

Answer:dell inspiron 1525 laptop with windows 7 wont burn discs anymore

You may need to buy a new disk burner. They are not expensive.

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I have a friends laptop that the synaptic touchpad gets extremely hot and PC doesn't reconize it. Vista 32 home basic, have downloaded drivers and to no avail. doesn't even recognize a mouse plugged into a USB.
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 hot to touch not working synaptic touch

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Question: Dell Inspiron 1525

Hi All,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that has completely died. I'm not sure what happened to it exactly, as there is not evidence of a drop or a spill, but there are no signs of life whatsoever. I took the battery out, and plugged in the adapter. I know the adapter works fine as the little green light comes on when it's plugged in, and I tried it in another laptop in which it worked. When I hit the power button nothing happens. No lights turn on, or flash, no sounds are made...nothing. It's lifeless. I was thinking about just hitting eBay and ordering a new motherboard, but does anyone know if this is the right thing to do? I don't have the $100 bucks to throw down without being certain so I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.

Thanks
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525

That is a model with a history of many complete failures... How old is it?
 

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I reinstalled Vista on this laptop and downloaded the drivers for wireless from the Dell website but it still isn't working. Anyone got any ideas?

I have also tried the Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Mini Card which didn't work.
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525

Does Device Manager show any red Xs or yellow !s?
Have you set up your firewall to allow your wireless device out?
 

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Question: Dell Inspiron 1525

What kind of hard drive is in this laptop? I girlfriend dropped the laptop and now the HD is corrupt and it needs to be replaced.. So wondering which one I should look for - something cheap - and also wondering if any 2.5" HD will work or if req certain kind.. I'm a desktop d00d and my fat hands usually don't go near laptops so im clueless.
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525

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I am computer illiterate....i email, chat, surf & play with pictures!!!

I have a dell inspiron 1525 ...windows vista basic home edition

My computer will not start up!!
It runs a launch "startup repair" system
I get a blue screen with white lettering:
"A problem has been detected & windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer-a process or thread crucial to system operations has unexpectedly exited or been terminated"
it instructs me to check hardwre 7 software is properly installed...i havent done anything to it like thta. "if problems continue, disable or remove newly installed hardware or software. (??? didnt) ...."If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select adavnced startup options, and then select safe mode"
"technical information ***STOP: 0X000000F4 (0X00000003, 0X846D4AD8, 0X846D4C24, 0X8127E330)
 

Answer:help with my dell inspiron 1525..less than a yr old

You get this when you turn the computer on, and get no option to choose a boot method?
 

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Question: DELL Inspiron 1525

I bought a DELL Inspiron 1525 from a friend. Someone gave it to him but didn't give him a password. I want to know if there is anyway that I can reset the log in password? Its running Windows Vista Home Premium. I really need your help ASAP. Thanks!
 

Answer:DELL Inspiron 1525

Easiest and obvious answer is to ask your friend to contact the person who gave it to him and get the password.....

Other than that, is this the Administrator account username? If so, try entering no password and just clicking OK. If no password was set this would get you in.

There are ways to reset account passwords on Vista. However, as you may agree the legitimacy of telling users on an open forum how to change passwords or bypass them is open to abuse, so details on how you exactly do this won't be given at MajorGeeks.com.
 

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Question: Dell Inspiron 1525

Hi All,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that has completely died. I'm not sure what happened to it exactly, as there is not evidence of a drop or a spill, but there are no signs of life whatsoever. I took the battery out, and plugged in the adapter. I know the adapter works fine as the little green light comes on when it's plugged in, and I tried it in another laptop in which it worked. When I hit the power button nothing happens. No lights turn on, or flash, no sounds are made...nothing. It's lifeless. I was thinking about just hitting eBay and ordering a new motherboard, but does anyone know if this is the right thing to do? I don't have the $100 bucks to throw down without being certain so I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.

Thanks
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525

Sounds like the DC jack is bad, on your laptop. I would recommend taking it to the nearest (reputable) shop or technician and have them take a look before paying to replace anything.
 

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Hi All,I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that has completely died.  I'm not sure what happened to it exactly, as there is not evidence of a drop or a spill, but there are no signs of life whatsoever.  I took the battery out, and plugged in the adapter.  I know the adapter works fine as the little green light comes on when it's plugged in, and I tried it in another laptop in which it worked.  When I hit the power button nothing happens.  No lights turn on, or flash, no sounds are made...nothing.  It's lifeless.  I was thinking about just hitting eBay and ordering a new motherboard, but does anyone know if this is the right thing to do?  I don't have the $100 bucks to throw down without being certain so I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.  Thanks

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525

Very difficult to diagnose the problem when there is absolutely no life in the computer. I assume the little green light that you are referring to  is on the adapter. It does sound like an absence of power getting to the computer. The adapter may show itself to be functional but if the connection is faulty it will not recharge the battery (therefore the battery would eventually be without charge). Also if such were the case the adapter itself would not deliver power to the contact on the computer--which is where the issue could be--the contact at the computer. Even if the fault were an overheating issue it should come on if only briefly. Normally it is not a good idea for the average user to try and delve into the innards of a laptop so be cautious about doing that yourself.When it did work before was there some indication (before actually turning it on ) that it had life? truenorth

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Question: dell inspiron 1525

dell running windows 7 the wifi button on the side will not turn , is there any other way to do this please help?

Answer:dell inspiron 1525

From the Manual, see pic:[regaining space - attachment deleted by admin]

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my computer bit the dust a few days ago...its a dell inspiron 1525. It doesnt make it to the start screen it just say

internal hard disk drive not foun
to resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive

no bootable devices--strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility
press f5 to run onboard diagnostics

have no idea what to do..

please help

Answer:need some help with my dell inspiron 1525

Sounds like a problem with your hard drive.
Try these free, bootable diagnostics:

Quote:




H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

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Question: Dell Inspiron 1525

Hello to Everyone in the Forum:

I am nubie here just to learn and help out others at the same time:

I have a problem, my girlfriend Dell laptop 1525 does not go past the Microsoft Corporation load bar. Then When I press the power button to power down and restart it will go to the Windows recover screen, to which a black screen comes up nothing shows... When power down again and press F8 I will get the Advanced Boot Options. This what I see

Repair Your Computer

Safe Mode
Safe Mode With Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable Low-Resolution video (640x480)
Last know Good configuration (advanced)
Directory Services Restore Mode
Debugging Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement

Start Windows Normally

Here is some more information for the fourm I had press the FN button + Power button I was able to see the Pre-Boot System Assessment Build 4108
I did see a Error Code 0146
Msg: Error Code 2000-0146
Msg: Hard Drive 1- Self test log contains previous errors(s)

I hope this helps the forum...
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525

Try the repair option.

There, you should find an option to run Startup Repair. Try that, maybe even more than once.

You should also see an option to open a command window. In that window, run a disk check:

chkdsk /r

Note the results, and in particular, if any bad clusters are found (Bytes in Bad Clusters).
 

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Question: Dell Inspiron 1525

my dell inspiron 1525 screen flashes once soon after sartup. why?
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525

Hi

What do you mean it flashes once ?

Does it flash and then go off, flash and then stay on, flash like lightening, flash like a bloke with a long coat on... I could go on all night

Regards
 

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Can anyone please help me connect my wife's laptop to the router.I have already posted this in the helproom but got little response.The router is a Netgear DG834G v3 and the laptop as above.Using WPA encryption I was unable to get it to recognise the settings. So I have used WEP, generating my own code, and it says all okay. However when I click on connect it fails, saying possibly a weak signal, yet the signal strength is recorded as 'Excellent'.

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Running vista. Will boot in safe, but hangs at crcdsk.sys. tried CHKDSK ( finishes 3 of 3). Then hangs again. What to do?

Answer:dell inspiron 1525 will not boot up

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

Quote:




H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

Also, once you get back into Windows, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Scanners (read the details at the link)

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Hi all,

i am having one problem with my new dell laptop .when i use voice call than my voice on call got very thin and fast .its like fast forward song .i have tried many setting but none of them worked out .

please suggest me some way ..

Thanks in advance ,

Disha
 

Answer:Mic problem on Dell Inspiron 1525

Me too facing the same problem. Please suggest a solution
 

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Neighbour has been using Skype happily for ages. Suddenly there is no mic output. I've checked the usual - all indicates as working normally. I checked the driver - up to date. There doesn't seem to be a mic mute anywhere (Vista OS). Can't try an external mic , as the only one I have is at work (not there 'till Monday). Anyone any ideas, please?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 - no mic output

Lots of people with Vista seem to be having the same problem - I have not read through this whole link, but it does appear to offer the best hope for a solution, of sorts ...click here

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My daughter's laptop has stopped booting into Winodws Vista SP1 32 bit. It gets past the Dell BIOS screen and starts trying to load Windows, but sticks at the small rippling bar at the bottom of the splash screen, just before the Windows logo appears. This rippling bar just goes on and on.
I've tried starting it in Safe mode, but the scrolling list of drivers gets as far as Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys then stops.
I've tried Last Known Good Configuration - nothing happens.
I've restarted the computer with the Dell operating system disk in the optical drive, in order to run a repair. But the computer won't boot from the drive - it just goes to the startup options menu again.
The Dell BIOS screen has no indication of what key to press, in order to get into the BIOS and change the boot order to the optical drive. I've tried every key I can think of - F8, F10, F11, Esc... and so on. Nothing will persuade the computer to get me into the BIOS.
Any thoughts on how I can get the computer to boot from the OS disk, please?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 won't allow me into BIOS

this any good found on google
DELL?After switching on your computer, let the DELL logo appear before pressing the F2 key until Entering Setup is displayed on the screen.
?Previous versions of DELL might require to press CTRL+ALT+ENTER to access the BIOS set up menu.
?The DELL laptops will use the Fn+ESC or Fn+F1 keys to access the BIOS set up.

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Hi Team,
I have Dell 1525 with Vista

System is not booting comes up with the error "Time-of-day clock stopped"
I will not even load from OS CD
I canít even get into the BIOS to set the time
Please advice.

Thanks for your time in advance.

Regards,
Bchander
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 will not boot up

This should help you out.
 

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Hi I am receiving error codes 6146 and 03333 from my dell inspiron running windows vista . It will not boot. Please assist. Thanbks Graham

Answer:dell inspiron 1525 will not boot

At what point in the boot process are you receiving this error?

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Hello everyone,

I am looking to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 1525 from Windows XP SP1 32bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. However, I don't know if everything is compatible and if I can find the drivers for the laptop somewhere for windows 7. I do have the original Windows XP SP1 32bit driver cd.

Here are the specs:

Operating System
Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3

CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T6400 @ 2.00GHz
Penryn 45nm Technology

RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)

Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0U990C (Microprocessor)

Graphics
Plug and Play Monitor ([email protected])
Plug and Play Monitor ([email protected])
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (Dell)
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (Dell)

Storage
298GB Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 (SATA)
3GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB Device (USB)

Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-T40N

Audio
Intel High Definition Audio HDMI

Answer:Upgrading my Dell Inspiron 1525

Do you know if that machine is Win 7 compatible at all, drivers aside?

I wouldn't get frantic about drivers.

Your Windows install disc should have most of them; you might get a few more from Windows Update.

I would go to Dell's website and download your Ethernet (NIC) driver in case Windows doesn't install it. It's the most important driver as you need it to get on the net.

Of course, it wouldn't do any harm to download all possible drivers from Dell, but I wouldn't necessarily install them. See how Windows own drivers do for you.

After you install and get updated, inspect the functionality of your hardware and take a look in Device Manager. If anything is goofy at that time, then look around for other drivers.

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Hey everyone,
I am wanting to upgrade my old 1525 for schoolwork, by putting an intel Core2Extreme X9000, 4GB of 800mhz DDR2 RAM, and a 500GB Samsung Evo SSD. The main question I have, is that if the X9000 will be a better choice than the T9500? Obviously would go for the X9000 (not just for bragging rights). But will the X9000 work with the inspiron 1525?

Cheers,
hman out 

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My sister has a Dell inspiron 1525, which has stopped working. When you turn it on the lights power on and you can hear the fan spinning and hard drive starting up, but it nothing comes on screen and the computer just restarts. She says she dropped something on it but I'm not sure what anyway, she got a new laptop but if I can fix this one its mine. So does anyone have any idea what the problem could be?

Oh yeah I've had it apart and nothing appears damaged in anyway.
Thanks for reading, hope you can help.
 

Answer:Broken Dell Inspiron 1525

Hi

Where about in the boot order does the PC get to be fore it restarts or is it that as you mention nothing shows on the screen?

If possible try and get into Safe Mode (tap F8 at boot until the safe mode menu lists)

Try and see if you can enter the BIOS, the key/s to press should flash up quickly when you boot the PC (likely to be F2, DEL or Fn+F1 keys), but if nothing shows on screen you may not be able to do this.


To test if the hardware is possibly all ok and its just Windows thats broken, try a Linux liveCD and Ubuntu is good, just need to burn the downloaded ISO to a CD and use this free app ImgBurn to do this, once the ISO has burned to CD pop it in the drive and boot the PC, if luckily the BIOS is set to boot from CDROM first then it may boot to the linux cd, if not and you cannot access the BIOS due to nothing onscreen then its going to be difficult.
 

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I am helping a friend that has a 18 month old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop running Vista Home Premium. Her hard drive is failing and it will be necessary to replace the hard drive.

I have been able to go in and use an external hard drive to save all of her picture, docements, etc.

I also saved the restoration partition that was put on the hard drive.

Here is my question. When I install a new hard drive, I assume that I should next install the Vista Home Premium from the included disk. Does it make any sense to reintroduce the restoration partition which I have saved on the hard drive. I could set up the partition when I first install Vista Home Premium.

My thinking is that I then could start the restoration process and thus have the computer installed with all the programs it originally came with.

I would need help with the following:

1) How to set up the restoration partition when I first set up Vista on the new hard drive. I can determine from the size of the files within the partition
how big it should be.

2) How to start the restoration process after I have the files for the restoration partition installed. on the computer. (I know on some computers
you would choose F10 or F11 to start the restoration process!)

3) Is it really worth the bother to go through all of this. I DO HAVE THE VISTA INSTALLATION CD AND THE DRIVERS!!!

Thanks for any and all thoguhts on this. I appreciate all your ideas.

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hi everyone... my dell inspiron 1525 that's about two years old, and has had to operate (most of the time, continuously...) under terrible conditions - smothered ventilation and, oven-hot, is now beeping...

...this summer it seemed the battery went (it would not work unless it was plugged in at all times), and then the fan started running nearly constantly and it would be so hot that it would burn my fingers and often shut off (i've got a cooling fan now, but i don't think it's helping, probably too little, too late), and of late i notice that it is sometimes making a soft click-pause-click sound with occasional louder clicks (the sound of a latch being opened/closed) ...although, now i recall that it may have made that sound once in a while, even when it was new, but maybe i never realized that it could have been doing that because it was critically hot and the hard drive was being damaged...
and now finally it has started making an occasional, small but high pitched, single beep that sounds like it's coming from the hard drive. is this a warning alarm that the hard drive is about to die very soon?

i hated having to run my 'baby' under these conditions and know i'm probably fortunate that it has served me for this long
 

Answer:why is my dell inspiron 1525 beeping? is it about to die?

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My Laptop over heated today and I removed the back plate to gain access to clean out the fan ect... Once I tried to boot the computer up, everything flashed at me like always but then turned off, the screen remained black.
I?ve done a little research via googled and I have tried .....

1) Removing the AC power lead and the battery and switched them about to see if it would resolve, but resulted in the same issue as stated above.
2) Holding the power button down for 10/20 seconds without the laptop having power and with power. Then powering up.
3) I?ve pulled the HDD and the memory as instructed by the Dell support site (When power was disconnected) and booted, switch the memory about and booted a number of time. Everything was re-connected properly.

This is driving me totally mad as I need the laptop due to work and other reasons, I paid £550 about four years ago so it?s no longer under warranty, also none of the settings where changed before the issue began.

I would be grateful for any advice or assistance,So what is the possible issue that I?m having, is my motherboard fried or is it something else?
 

Answer:Dell 1525 Inspiron, won't start

just like mine

am trying to find the sleep sw that hibernates the sys to bypass read the threads under tryingdad, maybe we can fix both
 

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OK first i have a dell 1525 laptop....when i boot y laptop up i take it over into my computer room where i have my dsl modem with the ethernet cord......i plug my ethernet cord into my laptop the computer thing connects it says currently connected unidentified network local only.....then i click on my internet explore icon and it says cannot connect to internet.....then i i connect to a router off my wifi then it works and its hella slow/...i dont get why i cant just plug my ethernet cord in and the internet is fast and working

Answer:dell inspiron 1525 problems

You probably need to go to "Network Connections" and right click on "Local Area Connection" and click Enable

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Please accept this post from a non-techie person. I have a 1525 which for some reason has changed the way of showing the open files / programmes when ?minimised? on the taskbar. They are no longer showing in a line next to each other on the taskbar near the START button. Instead they have become ?stacked? to the bottom right, (just left of the hidden icons). At the moment I have an IE browser window and 6 different programmes open. I can only see the IE icon and the Word icon. Next to them are 2 small ?arrow heads?, one facing up, the other down. When I click on the up or down head, 2 other open programme icons show up. Is anyone able to tell me how to change things back to ?normal? !! Many thanks for any help Marconi Ps I will just say that this morning the system refused to shut down. Instead, it just ran in ?logging off? mode. I resolved it by using Safe Mode which then allowed me to shut down properly everytime I tried afterwards.

Answer:DELL INSPIRON 1525 PROBLEM

Maybe right click the taskbar.You will see a couple of vertical broken lines,Left click the mouse on one and drag it to the left and see if that helps.Remember to go back and lock the Taskbar.Or right click Taskbar.Toolbars.And make sure Quicl launch is ticked.

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Hey guys I hope you can help me because Dell Say They can help me only if I pay them ?70! As it is apparently a software problem. Basically whats happening is the machine will boot and only occasionaly get to the desktop as it sometimes wont even do that. But once there I cannot open any programs or files. It just freezes when I double click. So I have to shut it down by holding the power button. When it restarts it runs a checkdisk diagnostic. And if I just leave it frozen it blue screens then restarts. Any ideas what could be going on?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 freezing

What OS?

What is the stop error you receive on the BSOD?

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Hello all,

I just finished wiping a friends laptop with a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro SP3. A couple days later I went to use it after it installed Microsoft Office 2007 Pro Plus. IT was extremely slow afterwards. Extremely slow means it took 15 minutes just to pull up the Start Menu. I removed all traces of Office and it was still slow so I did a clean install on Windows Vista (Which it shipped with) however the install itself is taking ages as well... Can anyone tell me what has happened??? I am at a loss and I just want this thing to start working again. I have also tried resetting the BIOS back to default settings and still nothing!
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 very slow

Could be a simple hardware problem..make sure everything in bios is reading correctly (amount of ram, CPU clock speed, etc).
a fam member had a 1525, and it died spectaculary. Maybe they just arent good laptops.
If its not the above, IDK. new OS would be first suggestion, but apparently you did that already.
 

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Hello guys,

My Dell Inspiron 1525 battery died 4 days ago. I am going to buy a new one. If I buy it from Dell it will cost me about $150, but if I buy it from Amazon it will be $50. So do you recommend me to buy it from Amazon, and if I buy it from there is it going to affect my system or the motherboard of the system.

Please help as soon as you can

Thanks alot,, Salam Alshaikh
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 battery

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I bought my dell inspiron almost 2 years ago and it will not start up.
When I turn on my laptop, it tells me that it needs to can for start-up problems and even after that it will not work.

So I tried re-booting it yesterday. Done and it worked fine for 6 hours. Turned on my laptop today it just tells me it has not been shut down properly. It also showed this message:

Windows Logon Corrupt File
The dile or directory "_____" is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the ??disk utility (sorry i took a picture of the msg but its blurred)

I have to push the power button to restart my laptop many times and sometimes it will show the login window where I typed in my password and it will just freeze there but running Safe Mode is okay for me. I kinda dropped my laptop 2 days ago, can that be one of the reasons why?

Someone please help me!!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525: HELP! will not start- up!

Sound like a hard drive problem! If you can access to your data then back it up immediately!
- First try to login in a command prompt mode (press F8 during start and select Safe Mode with Command prompt to boot in MS-DOS mode), once in run the command chkdsk /f /r, it will check your hard drive and It'll try to fix bad sectors.
- Secondly (if you can't login)Try with a Live CD like Hiren's Boot CD or Windows MiniPE and run the same Command on it.
- Thirdly try a utility called WD Diagnostic, It's a Western Digital diagnostic tool, and maybe it can fix the problem.
- To discard a Hard Drive failure you can also remove the HD from the laptop and connect it to a normal PC (if the HD is a SATA drive) and try to access your files through the PC OS.
- and try to boot the laptop with a linux live CD like Ubuntu and without a HD connected, if the laptop works well then maybe the HD is broken or the sata/ide port on the motherboard is.

PD: Sorry about my english! I hope you can understand me

Good luck with your laptop! Cheers!

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I had to replace my ac adapter and in the process of taking my laptop apart I managed to break a cable ribbon retaining clip. It's a square shape with only three sides. One side is open. It held the ribbon cable to my multi-media bar (controlling my volume, mute, stop, play, pause, etc.). Does anybody know where I can find these tiny, obscure parts? I tried Dell and got nowhere.

Thanks,
Robyne
 

Answer:Part for Dell Inspiron 1525

I doubt you will find the clip itself for sale but you might find a broken motherboard that has the same type on Ebay.

The clip pushes down on the ribbon to ensure good contact in the socket.If you still have the parts of the broken clip you may be able to glue them together or fit the largest piece and put tape over it to keep it in place.
 

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can't start windows ..a process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly, exited or been terminated???????? Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed? Disable BIOS memory? How? Can't get into SAFE MODE-F8. Please help with Dell Inspiron 1525 one month out of warranty. Thanks
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525/ Vista 32-bit

Lets start with backing up your important data.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/

Once this is done, then we can try some things.

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Hello, I am hoping someone can help me as my computer is out of warranty.  On Thursday, my Dell Inspiron 1525 (bought in 2008) running Vista Operating System was working perfectly.  No issues at all.  On Friday morning, I went to turn on the computer and the 2 blue lights on the bottom left (the power and the one beside it) light up, the computer sounds like it is going to boot and then it beeps once and dies.  It will continue to do this over and over every few seconds until I turn off the power manually.
I have tried the trick of taking out the battery and the cord, pressing the power button and then plugging the battery and cord back in, but it still did not work.  The computer will not boot using just the cord (and not the battery) and vice versa.  Does anyone have any ideas on what could be happening or how I could fix this?
Thank you in advance for any help you could offer.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 will not boot up - please help!

Hi,
Welcome to the Community. I recommend you reseat the memory ( remove it and put it back ). Use the below link for help. Click on memory on the left side.
ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-1525_service%20manual_en-us.pdf
Let me know how it goes.
Thank you.

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I formated my laptop and earased everything off of it and it was like bran new. But i started downloading the vista upgrades and before you know it my space is filled up and I didnt even get to download anything on here i wanted. How can i fix this?
 

Answer:Formating my Dell Inspiron 1525(Need Help)

What's the 7-character service tag number on the sticker of that Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop?

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If you've done a hard drive format and clean reinstall of Windows Vista, it needs to be upgraded to SP1 and then to SP2 before you download and install all the post-SP2 updates.

You've obviously done something wrong because it's impossible for the hard drive to fill up from just doing what you say you've done.

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My daughters computer keeps restarting windows over and over and over again.  I cannot get past the loading windows section.  I can click the f8 and there is the list to start in safe mode and other modes as well as start from last known boot or something like that... I clicked them all and none took me anywheres except to try and restart windows.  I have tried everything I know.. (which is not much) please someone help!!!!  

Answer:HELP My Dell Inspiron 1525 keeps restarting

Hi KristineP42,
Welcome to Dell community,
I am sorry to hear that the system is not working to your satisfaction. In order to help you we need to find out what is it that is causing the system to behave this way, so to isolate this issue I need you to perform a few steps and observe couple of things.
Please run the tests on the system to launch the PSA+ Diagnostics, perform one of the following actions:
Hold down the <Fn> key while pressing the power button.
Turn on the system, press <F12> at the initial Dell? logo screen, and select Diagnostics from the boot menu.
Let me know if it returns any error code.
Also, you can take the system in the BIOS by pressing the f2 key at startup and observe the system there and check if it stays there without restarting.
Let me know your findings. Glad to be of assistance.
DELL-Ravi M
Social Outreach Professional
You can reach us at http://en.community.dell.com/

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When I turn on my laptop I choose the option "Start Windows Normally" from the screen that appears. Once I choose that option my laptop begins to boot up, then it goes to a blue screen with some white words for a second or two, then to a pure black screen with no light being emitted for about ten seconds, after that it turns of and restarts. This happens whenever I turn my laptop on.
I've had it for about three years.
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 Problems

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Hi there just a quick question, is is possible to upgrade the graphics card in a dell inspiron, i beleive it has an intergrated one at the moment, just the standard one. Any help or suggestions for cards would be a great help

Cheers

greened
 

Answer:Upgrading Dell Inspiron 1525

I don't think so

You can chat with Dell support (to confirm) here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100658.html
 

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 which has gone haywire. I was using it a few days ago when it just shut down for no reason. Upon booting it went to a black screen with a white blinking cursor.

I have tried to boot it into safe mode = not working at all.
I have tried to use recovery console = not working at all.

The only F-keys working are F2 and F12. Neither of which are helping in repairing my laptop.

I tried and tried again to reboot but nothing. I then left it overnight thinking it might have booted by the time I got back to it, but nothing.

Using my daughters laptop I downloaded Hirens boot cd, had a look through that and run an antispyware app. Rebooted and still nothing. Tried to boot from hard drive, black screen. I don't know what else I could use from the disc which might help.

A friend had a copy of spotmau bootable cd. I tried that and running the emergency kit section and then windows recovery I went through each option one by one.However it failed on the registry recovery.

I could have used the registry recovery but I have no idea where the registry file would be, so I left it at that.

There's also an option to recover from an image file. But I can't get it even though there is a Dell backup image on there.

I have the Dell recovery console built in but it ain't happening because I can't access it, it's just this black screen.

Can anyone help in getting me up and running again?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 won't boot

It could be a problem with a failing hard drive.
Inspiron 1525 won't boot - Laptop General Hardware Forum - Laptop - Dell Community

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My four year old tossed my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop across the room today, and since then, it isn't booting.

It reaches Vista's loading screen, where you see the moving bar and "© Microsoft Corporation," but it doesn't go past that point. Initially, I heard a clicking sound.

I tried booting it in Safe Mode, but the same thing happened. I also tried booting it from the Vista DVD, but got the same problem.

I took the hard drive out and looked at it, and couldn't see any visual damage.

I ran the Windows Diagnostics tool, and got the following error code:

Error code 0142

Error code 2000-0142

Hard drive 1 - self test unsuccessful status 79

I've seen reports of people having similar problems that were fixed by a replacement hard drive, but I'm wondering if I can get the data off of this one first. Is it worth trying to find an external USB drive enclosure, or is the drive too damaged?

And how can I get my laptop running again? It's not under warranty anymore.

Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 Won't Boot

I would buy an external wd passport harddrive.
Take the hard drive out of your laptop...2 screws on botom of the unit.
set it down and take a picture to remember the orientation of the black plastic pull cover.
Take the wd external apart..it will slide out..its a little tricky the first time.
now switch the covers between the 2 hard drives and put the usb adapter on the old hard drive and slide evevything back in the case about 90 percent of the way.
push the hdd into the laptop...be sure to put the pull handle back on.
Use you windows dvd and put on windows
then the drivers from the drivers and utilities disk

now plug in your old had via the usb port and see if you can read the files...alot of times you can recover many of the files

Note..when booting the vista dvd
hit power start tapping f12 light and fast
then select the dvd rom from the list to boot from
 

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I have a strange problem with a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with 2Gb of ram and running Windows Vista Home Premium. The laptop freezes after 10 minutes even when its idle. It has up to date anti virus, spyware and firewall programs.I tried several times to use safe mode to run spyware scanners, antivirus programs but the laptop freezes and I have to power down to reset.On one occasion I got safe mode to load and tried to run a spyware scanner but it also locked up.The laptop is only 4 months old with very little additional software installed.Is it a problem with a corrupt OS or do I have a problem with the hard drive.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 Freezing

I think it's overheating. Having said that, it's new..Take it back :))

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My Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista Home Premium stopped working today and I have many important files on it (I don't have a backup of them). When I try to turn it on, it appears to be working, but the screen goes blank after a few seconds (the light still stays on). (The BSoD showed up the first few times that I tried, but it doesn't anymore). I cannot boot into safe mode (F8 does not work) and I cannot boot from CDs, DVDs or USBs anymore. I have also tried running the BIOS test, which said that the test of Hard Drive 1 had failed and displayed the Error codes "0142" and "2000-01422 and Status: 79. Since it is a laptop, I do not want to take the hard disk out, but I don't want to have to pay to have the data recovered either.Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.George.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 cannot boot

Given that it will not boot from CD etc taking out the hard drive would be my preferred option if there is data you want; anything else will risk further deteriorating what is on the disk.

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My granddaughter's laptop computer with Vista crashed while she downloading a file from the internet. The geek squad is in the process of taking out her harddrive to backup her files because she had not backed up anything. Do we have to reinstall the whole thing all over again? We did not have the geek squad do anything else because I am paying them enough already just to backup the harddrive.
 

Answer:Dell inspiron 1525 crashes

You can run Dell diagnostics on the drive to rule out failure . . if it has failed, you will have to reinstall everything on the new drive.

If they were able to successfully extract the data, you may just need to run chkdsk on the drive to get it back
 

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with vista and whenever I turn it on the dell logo shows up and then it turns into a black screen with a flickering white line in the top left corner. Also can not click F8 to restart my computer from an earlier date or use safe mode. The only F keys that work are F2 for setup and F12 for boot menu and control alt delete only resets the computer to the black screen. Please help me fix my computer.

Answer:Dell inspiron 1525 w/ Vista

Do you have a vista install disc? If you do you can try the startup repair.

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Hi there wondering if someone could help me.
 
I have a DELL INSPIRON 1525 with no sound working.
I play videos and the bar at the bottom is showing that its working but nothing is coming out.
 
Alex
 

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tired searching through the forums for this problem but couldn't find it anywhere ....

so i'll go ahead and post and hopefully someone can help me ...

I have a dell inspiron 1525 laptop ..... came with windows xp installed on it ....

I have to use windows xp to be able to use a certain piece of software for work ....

I have a windows xp disk that i have used on many machines to reformat them before so i know this cd works ...
I place the disk inside of the laptop to reformat it and load windows xp onto the machine ... setup loads like usual ... everything loads up then i accept the license agreement for windows xp ... right after this is where i choose what drive to install windows xp on .... but the problem is that it doesn't show a drive at ALL .... now if i place the drive inside of another machine and load windows xp onto the hard drive then place it inside the machine .. everything works fine .... but for some reason it won't load up the drive on that machine .... someone has told me that i need to download the sata drivers from dell directly .... but ... the sata drivers are in exe format ... they don't have the .inf file which i'm pretty sure is what i need to be able to load it during windows xp setup ... not sure though ... PLEASE SOMEONE HELP
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 Will Not Reformat Using Windows XP

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I have a 2006 Dell Inspiron 1525, with Pentium Dual T3400 2.16, 3G ram with vista SP2, everythings perfect, except its falling apart, litteraly, the screen is being held with tape after some drop and the thing is heavy. I bought a new $00 Acer 12 inch super fast windows 8 and but the annoyance it causes with the small screen and the windows 8 itself is too much.

Basically I found selling a used 1525 for $90, Dual Core 1,7 ghz, 2 Gig ram, 120 Gigs drive, basically almost same thing, but not EXACTLY (ram different, processors bit different). Can I take out my hard drive from my current dell, remove drive from the other, insert mine, and everything runs as smoothly with no errors whatsoever.

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Upon trying to load my laptop up, just after the Dell screen and Windows loading screen, it goes to a blank black screen with white mouse pointer.

Pointer moves, however just stays stuck on this page.

I have tried starting in Safe Mode, same thing happens.

I have read I could try to do a clean install of Vista, however I cannot find my disc

Is there anything else I can do?

Any help appreciated.

Dave
 

Answer:Problem with Vista on Dell Inspiron 1525

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Hello everyone,I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 which is unable to connect to wireless networks. I installed the wireless driver (using driver CD) but it didn't work. I also downloaded its driver for windows XP from Dell website but it didn't work too. It is unable to find any wireless network. could you please help me how to fix it. My operating system is windows XP.Thanks

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 Wireless Driver

Did you turned on the wireless switch for the laptop to start detecting wireless network? Look on the right-side panel beside the USB port connectors.

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Hi,

I'm running Dell Inspiron 1525 Windows 7 64-bit and having problems with my beatuful dell touchpad, which works just fine except horizontal and vertical scrolling. I have already read some materials on the web and have downloaded of couble of useless stuff but the problems hasn't gone. I like my Dell Inspiron 1525, but the 64-bit drivers really suck.
On another partiiton I'm running SuSE and it looks much better than win7.

Can someone please help me to solve the problem with the touchpad. Another links to good / stable win7 64 drivers are also appreciated.

Thanks.
Alpha, From Siberia with love

Answer:Infamous Dell Inspiron 1525 driver, anyone get it to wo

Your touchpad problems are Windows 7 related since anyone with Ricoh, or Alps, touchpads are having the same issue regardless of PC manufacturer.

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When I power my computer it gets pass Dell logo then goes black. I can connect to my tv and desktop monitor they both work fine. I can get a flashlight and flash it on the screen and can see fine. I think my i need a new Lcd Screen Backlight Inverter. Please Help me!!!!1

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 black screen

Yep sounds like it. Go here: Dell INSPIRON 1525 replacement Laptop LCD Screen from $75.99 Brand-new screens (never used).

I bought from them numerous times, excellent service. Plus A 5 year warranty on the screen to boot.

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I've already contacted Dell, and they tried some things, but nothing worked to resolve the issue. The keyboard is acting crazy. I can be typing along just fine (any software that allows me to type), and suddenly the letters I am typing will insert themselves somewhere else on the screen--either in the middle of a previous line of text, or even in a box such as the font size; and/or the window in which I am typing will suddenly disappear (minimized, as if I had clicked on the minimize icon). Any ideas what this could even be related to?

I have Windows XP Pro, SP3. This problem does not happen with my external keyboard/mouse.
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 Keyboard Erratic

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Hi
I recently got a Dell Inspiron 1525. It works perfectly wihen connected to an external monitor. But show only the upper 3" inch Display when switched to its own LCD. Does anybody has the idea as to what exactly is the problem.
Thanks
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 Display Problem

The internal LCD panel could be damaged or broken
 

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Hi all,

My Dell Inspiron 1525 has had some problems for awhile and just recently it was doing a lot better. But the other day, I ran a virus scan with McAfee and it found a trojan called NTOSKRNL-HOOK and so it scanned it and removed it. But it said it kept coming back. Anyways I turned off m computer to deal with it later and now it won't turn on. It gets to the Dell logo screen and loads the little white bar and then the screen goes black and it does it again and again until finally I just end up turning it off manually. Because it doesn't get past that page, I can't even boot it in safe mode or anything and all I can do is use the F2 and F12 to use diagnostics and such. If someone could recommend something, I would really appreciate it since I haven't had it more than a year or so (warranty is up). Thanks!
 

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Hello, i recently installed a new copy of WIndows Vista 32 bit. The cd came directly from Dell so I know the program isent corrupt.
After i download Vista on the computer and the computer is running I can insert the drivers disk and all that comes up is a HUGE list of...stuff, and checkmarks by a few hundred of them it seems like.
Anyway, It seems like my computer isent even recognizing that i have a wireless card or even an ethernet port.
Because i connect to my router via Ethernet and nothing happened.
This is what the screen looks like in My Device's menu

i dont know what to do.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 Vista-32 No Internet

You need to install those drivers specifically from the driver disk. The check marks will help you find them. It looks like you mainly need the chipset drivers, both wired and wireless network drivers and your video driver from the image.

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i just acquired a dell 1525
specs



Intel Celeron M 550
Windows 7 (6.1) Ultimate Edition (Build 7600)
CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 1 Cores - 1 Threads
CPU PSN : Intel Celeron CPU 550 @ 2.00GHz
CPU EXT : MMX, SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S), EM64T
CPUID : 6.6.1 / Extended : 6.16
CPU Cache : L1 : 32 / 32 KB - L2 : 1024 KB
Core : Conroe-L (65 nm) / Stepping : A1

Freq : 1994.92 MHz (132.99 * 15)
MB Brand : Dell
MB Model : 0U990C
NB : Intel GM965 rev C0
SB : Intel 82801HBM (ICH8-ME) rev B0

GPU Type : Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
DirectX Version : 11.0

RAM : 4096 MB DDR2 Dual Channel
RAM Speed : 266 MHz (1:2) @ 4-4-4-12
Slot 1 : 2048MB (6400)
Slot 1 Manufacturer : Elpida
Slot 2 : 2048MB (6400)
Slot 2 Manufacturer : Elpida
7200rpm sata HDD

i put win 7 ultimate 64 bit on it and it seems to work well except the reason i purchased the ultimate 64 ver. was i wanted to be able to run vxp

i downloaded the xp mode drivers but it wont support the virtual mode

i understand this is because of the CPU

does anyone know what i need to do this?

i would like to max this machine out without melting it down

it seems to be a pretty good machine so far

I'm having a little trouble finding the right drivers for everything though
such as the touch pad does not show up in device manager so I'm running in mouse properties so to speak because i don't know what touch pad dell uses
in the 1525
example: synapti... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 and Windows 7's XP Mode

Here is a link for your notebook drivers. But unfortunately it doesn't list windows 7, hence no windows 7 drivers either.

Now about replacing CPU; I am unable to comment on it because Inspiron 1525 comes in so many flavors; you are better off consulting with Dell anyway as you commented about warranty over there. Hence, if the thing is under warranty don't void it by fiddling around with it; instead take it to dell and ask them what they can do with it; it may cost bit more; but you will retain your warranty.

Also you may have to update your notebook's bios for a new CPU (if the motherboard supports it in the first place)

However, having said that, I am not sure what is the dell's policy about replacing CPUs or memory etc. in your locality.

Lastly, download CPUZ and check motherboard type /revision / bios info etc. I believe you can upgrade to C2D easily if the Motherboard model you gave me is correct.
 

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Hello,
Has anyone ever experienced/solved the problem of having the machine spontaneously shut itself off, as if it were running on battery power and ran out of power, even when plugged in? It usually re-starts after a minute without much concern, but sometimes lately it won't. I eventually figured out if I remove the battery pack, unplug the machine, plug it back in, and restart it will turn back on. Then, the battery goes back in and it's fine for a while. I'm afraid at some point it won't restart at all. I'd love some advice. Thanks, TJD8
 

Answer:spontaneous shut-down, dell inspiron 1525

I suppose you have determined that it isn't an overheating problem.
 

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Recently i updated my Dell inspiron 1525 to windows 7 64 bit problem is i can't seem to find the latest drivers compatible for this version. can anyone help me regarding this problem?your help would be very much appreciated..

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 latest drivers

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that I upgraded it to Windows 7 32-bit. I was able to get the drivers I needed from Dell`s website by using the service tag number for the laptop. There is a bios update that you will want to get also. Dell - Drivers and Downloads

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Hi,I've got a Dell Inspiron 1525 and my screen went black when I turned it on and if you really try, you can see a very faint image on the screen. I hooked the laptop up with an external monitor and got a perfect image of the screen so suspected that it might the inverter that gone busted. Ordered a new inverter and just replaced the old for the new...and the screen is still black :(.I was wondering if anyone has any ideas/suggestions/advice to my problem at all? Many thanks in advance for your help.Chloe

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 screen goes black

First off, with any problem of this nature always try to either contact the manufacturer or post in their forums. They are usually very helpful & knowledgeable at the Dell forums. click here for the Laptop forum, click on the 'Sign in' link there (near the top on a grey background) to access the 'Create Account' page in order to join & begin posting. All the best with it. G

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I have subjected my Dell Inspiron 1525 to very heavy use over the last few years. I have done extremely little in the way of hardware upkeep and ugrades, but I upgraded to Windows 7 in February of 2010 and have had Office 2007 on it for as long as I've had it. The computer uses a Pentium Dual Core Processor and has a 250 gb HDD and 2 gb of RAM.
Unfortunately, the computer has been experiencing issues for the last few weeks, and for the last three days, I have been completely unable to get the thing to boot in any way shape or form. I have all my important files backed up to flash drives or in the cloud, so replacing the HDD is honestly not out of the question.
I press the power button and it just spins and spins for hours, to nothing. Finally, it will ask if I want to boot into recovery mode and normal mode. Ive tried both no less than seven times, with nothing at all.
If it is a hardware issue (as I suspect it is), then i would rather not spend more than $150 on repairs because for $250 I could just get a used PC on eBay. Thanks!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 will not boot to Windows 7

You could try to boot off a linux live cd to see if it is the hardware (other than your Hard Drive) and if it boots ok try putting a new hard drive in.
That's what I would start off with.

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Hi
My Windows boots well but i have no bios screen .
How do i repaire it ?

Answer:I have non BIOS screen on my DELL INSPIRON 1525

The warning/advice bios screen can be switched off but you can still use the "F" key.When you get in the bios - switch it back on if you want it.

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When I tried to turn my Inspiron 1525 on today, the unexpected shut down and start windows normally messages came up. I pressed enter and the computed screen turned black, but the cursor was visible. I turned the computer off and then back on and it went through the dell screen I usually see when turning on, then one that said resuming windows, then again it just went to black with the cursor visible. Any suggestions?? Thanks!! I should also add that I am fairly basic when it comes to computers, so straightfoward answers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!

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