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Forum: Drivers 10 Hours Ago
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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 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 82
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 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 154
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 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 666
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 237
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 237
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 204
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 237
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 666
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 666
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 206
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 237
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 666
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 666
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 159
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 420
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: 239
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: 239
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: 239
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 569
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 569
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...
Forum: Sound & Audio 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By fireberd
I have a recording studio. I don't know of a...

I have a recording studio. I don't know of a "simple" free DAW for what you need.
Forum: Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By fireberd
That is a very old version. I don't remember if...

That is a very old version. I don't remember if there were options back then to just install certain modules. Nero 7 was the first version I bought. I now have a current version of Nero and it is...
Forum: Sound & Audio 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By fireberd
The drivers listed on the Creative site include...

The drivers listed on the Creative site include Windows 7. If you are using a separate sound card, any other sound should be disabled (preferably in the BIOS) to avoid conflicts.

Please post a...
Forum: Drivers 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By fireberd
I would still think the better way is the new...

I would still think the better way is the new hard drive as I mentioned. It saves your installation you have now in case the Roland driver still will not install with the clean Windows install. A...
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