Can I get a power cord for my Dell laptop at a computer store or do I have to get it from Dell? 

by on December 14, 2010

Q: I have a Dell laptop and it is not charging. I think the power cord is bad. Do I have to buy one from Dell or can I get one at a computer store?


How can I run windows apps on a Dell laptop running Linux? 

by on December 2, 2010

Q: How can I run windows apps on a Dell laptop running Linux?


Why does my Dell computer get kicked off the Internet each time I turn on my MacBook? 

by on November 23, 2010

Q: Heres whats happening:

1 computer in the household is a Dell with Windows XP, and the other is a MacBook with Mac OS X. If the Dell is already connected to the wireless internet (Linksys router), and I turn on my MacBook and connect to the same wireless internet, the Dell always gets booted off. But then the Dell is able to connect after hitting repair. And then both computers are able to be on the internet at the same time with no problem. So, I am asking if there is a way to prevent the Dell from getting booted off every time I turn on my MacBook?


How come my Dell Latitude c810 shuts off after 2 seconds? 

by on November 20, 2010

Q: dell latitude c810 will turn on and then shuts off in 2 sec,there is no display while this happens,also it will work fine with a external monitor.


What graphics cards can I use in my Dell XPS400? 

by on September 25, 2010

Q: I’m looking to upgrade my graphics card on my Dell XPS400. I was told to watch the power supply because a lot of the new graphics cards require 400 watts or more of power supply. How do I find out if my computer can handle this?


How come I cannot get on the Internet after reinstalling Windows XP? 

by on September 24, 2010

Q: I recently erased my Dell hard drive that was running Windows XP. When I reinstalled it I couldn’t get any Internet! It has the Ethernet adapter built in and the wireless adapter which I put in before I erased my computer. Now there are no connections for the Ethernet or the wireless adapter! How do I make them work again.


How come my Dell Studio keeps crashing with a blank screen and a bloated cursor? 

by on September 18, 2010

Q: My Dell Studio (windows 7) keeps freezing to a black screen, and the cursor is really bloated.

-I have spoken to dell and they ran some tests and told me it isn’t a hardware fault.
-The problem has never occurred when playing games
– It usually happens on photoshop or the internet (FireFox and chrome), but these are the only software I tend to use
-I’ve gathered some information on the problem from error reports etc and they will be added as a comment.

I’m really stuck for what to do here, since dell told me that it wasn’t a hardware fault and that to get software checked it costs about 70 quid. The computer is pretty much brand new and i have a sneaky suspicion they didn’t test it properly and it may be a hardware fault.


Can I install MAC OS on DELL computer by installing virtual box? 

by on September 12, 2010

Q: Can I install MAC OS on DELL computer by installing virtual box?


How come the battery in my laptop said the battery had malfunctioned but now it says it is fine? 

by on September 8, 2010

Q: I have a Dell Inspiron 1521 laptop computer. There was a blinking orange battery light going off to the right of the keyboard. When I checked the battery meter setting, it said that the battery was plugged in but not charging. When I clicked the icon that says Battery Health, it said the battery has malfunctioned and needs to be replaced. I called Dell and ordered a new battery for a $172. An hour later, my battery shows that is 100% charged, and when I checked the Battery health, it says your battery is performing normally. The blinking orange battery light, however, is still lighting up. Can you give me any ideas about what is going on or what I could do? Also, can you suggest any websites where I could order a new battery for a better price? I have tried to cancel the Dell order, but it is after normal business hours, and even the website won’t allow me to do so. Any info you could give me would be greatly appreciated.


How come my DVD drives will not work on my Dell Dimension? 

by on August 26, 2010

Q: I have a Dimension 3k running Windows XP service pack 3. Windows tells me that everything is working properly even though it is not. Neither one of my DVD drives will work. I can not get them to load or read anything. Any help would be way cool.