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Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By fireberd
Not sure what you are talking about, creating a...

Not sure what you are talking about, creating a "data" CD or some file for a server?

Most CD burning programs and a CD-R, not a CD-RW, that will create a "data" disc will do the job.

The free...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By fireberd
I use Macrium Reflect, currently the V7 Free...

I use Macrium Reflect, currently the V7 Free version. I used that Norton and it was THE backup program years ago. I also used Acronis True Image for a while but it failed me on two restores and...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By fireberd
By that statement it hangs up at the Power On...

By that statement it hangs up at the Power On Self Test. If this is true then yes it has nothing to do with Windows as its just going through the self test and then the BIOS takes over but even that...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By fireberd
Just a comment. If it hangs at "POST" (Power On...

Just a comment. If it hangs at "POST" (Power On Self Test) that has nothing to do with Windows. Windows hasn't started to load yet.
Forum: Drivers 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By fireberd
Just as I said only do BIOS if it fixes something...

Just as I said only do BIOS if it fixes something you have or adds support for new hardware you want, I got an "Urgent" BIOS update for my Dell Inspiron 15 5577 laptop. One of the things (of...
Forum: Drivers 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By fireberd
Windows 7 does not have all the plug and play...

Windows 7 does not have all the plug and play support that newer operating systems have. May be the problem.
Not sure if or how you can get around that.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By fireberd
Best to ask this on the Dell forum. Dell...

Best to ask this on the Dell forum.
Dell Community - Dell Community (https://www.dell.com/community/Dell-Community/ct-p/English?profile.language=en)
Forum: Drivers 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By fireberd
Its sad that it happened and that the Dell...

Its sad that it happened and that the Dell support agent even showed that as an update, considering the date on the BIOS update. But it did and like most users you let it do it and unfortunately it...
Forum: Sound & Audio 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By fireberd
One other option if yours is not the "standard"...

One other option if yours is not the "standard" size drive, is an external USB connected drive.
Lite-On EBAU108 External DVD-Writer - Black - Newegg.com...
Forum: Sound & Audio 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By fireberd
Which model of the OptiPlex 755 do you have? ...

Which model of the OptiPlex 755 do you have? There are several models.
Forum: General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By fireberd
Laptops tend to run warmer than a desktop and...

Laptops tend to run warmer than a desktop and have less cooling power. The cooling fan is designed to be quiet.

Use a free temperature monitoring program such as the free HWMONITOR...
Forum: Sound & Audio 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By fireberd
The OptiPlex 755 uses a "SATA" interface. Make...

The OptiPlex 755 uses a "SATA" interface. Make sure you get the correct interface type. (Not PATA).

Here's one for $15.99 from newegg (where I buy a lot of computer parts):
LG Internal 24x...
Forum: Drivers 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By fireberd
Google search turns up a lot of hits for Dell...

Google search turns up a lot of hits for Dell BIOS chips, but they were all from 3rd party sites or e-bay, nothing direct from Dell.

I've built many Heathkits, ham radio gear, test equipment, tv,...
Forum: Drivers 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By fireberd
I have an SMT workstation (Surface Mount...

I have an SMT workstation (Surface Mount Technology) but I would still be wary of trying to replace the BIOS chip (would have to be an exact Dell replacement chip). Most motherboards are multi-layer...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By fireberd
A warning about the Corsair coolers. The fans are...

A warning about the Corsair coolers. The fans are noisy. I've tried two different Corsair's (the last one last year). Corsair support even acknowledged the loud fans and suggested using 3rd party...
Forum: Sound & Audio 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By fireberd
According to the display you have 0 changes...

According to the display you have 0 changes remaining which means it has been changed before (I don't remember how many changes are allowed but its only about 2 or 3 and its burned into the firmware...
Forum: Drivers 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By fireberd
What I meant by "can't hurt". Its not working so...

What I meant by "can't hurt". Its not working so trying the CMOS reset won't cause any more problems. Worth a try. I don't think the Dell BIOS recovery was on the older models like you have. I've...
Forum: Drivers 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By fireberd
What "BIOS" did you upgrade? The only BIOS...

What "BIOS" did you upgrade? The only BIOS listed on the Dell downloads is dated 19 Nov 2013 (A11). As it is an old BIOS there is probably nothing wrong with it. Nothing new and probably what you...
Forum: Drivers 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By fireberd
Give me the Dell model number, e.g. OptiPlex 960...

Give me the Dell model number, e.g. OptiPlex 960 and I can see what is on the Dell downloads.

FWIW, if a device can't be installed it may be disabled in the BIOS (Setup as Dell calls it) or if the...
Forum: Sound & Audio 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By fireberd
First, Windows will only allow one default audio...

First, Windows will only allow one default audio playback device and one source. There may be a 3rd party application that allow what you want to do, but basic Windows does not.

You need to mute...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By fireberd
I'm much "younger" at 80. LOL I live near...

I'm much "younger" at 80. LOL

I live near the Inverness Golf and Country Club. South side of Inverness.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By fireberd
I go up to Dunnellon occasionally for BBQ at...

I go up to Dunnellon occasionally for BBQ at Bubba Que's.

I play in a country music band. We play in Oxford (Villages) on Monday evenings.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By fireberd
Probably bad. RW media is the most unreliable...

Probably bad. RW media is the most unreliable and known to either lose format and/or data. RW media should be avoided. RW media requires a higher laser intensity and that can also be an issue with...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By fireberd
Copyright is not the same in the US as it is in...

Copyright is not the same in the US as it is in the UK. Unless you have it (legally) copyrighted anyone can use it or even claim it and copyright it for themselves. Just to say "copyright" means...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By fireberd
Do you actually have them "copyrighted"? I have...

Do you actually have them "copyrighted"? I have a recording studio and have done a lot of song demos for a "retired" Nashville Songwriter. His are protected as he is a BMI registered songwriter and...
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