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Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By fireberd
I guess I should have also noted that before...

I guess I should have also noted that before resetting the BIOS make a note of any customization so you can reset those after the BIOS reset. Then again, if you had never changed anything, resetting...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By fireberd
On post #4 I suggested resetting the BIOS. You...

On post #4 I suggested resetting the BIOS. You must have missed that.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By fireberd
Here is the link to the Dell laptop support...

Here is the link to the Dell laptop support forum. Maybe someone there has something to offer.
Latitude - Dell Community (https://www.dell.com/community/Latitude/bd-p/Latitude)
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By fireberd
He's got two that were working and now two with...

He's got two that were working and now two with exactly the same problem. This is strange, or something was done prior to both not working.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By fireberd
That is strange that no beeps on power on self...

That is strange that no beeps on power on self test, since the Dell diagnostics show its not present.
Did you do anything to the PC's such as a BIOS update before this happened?

Try resetting...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By fireberd
At power on, is there any Beeps? If not that...

At power on, is there any Beeps? If not that suggests the drives are OK. F12 should allow you to access the Dell diagnostics and you can test the drives. If there are no diagnostics on the drives,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By fireberd
May not be the battery but its my first thought,...

May not be the battery but its my first thought, and what I would do.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By fireberd
First thing I would do is replace the CR2032 coin...

First thing I would do is replace the CR2032 coin cell battery that is for the CMOS memory, located on the motherboard.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By fireberd
Check the BIOS and see what it is detecting. If...

Check the BIOS and see what it is detecting. If its only 4GB, Powered off the PC ten open the case and reseat (unplug then plug back in) the memory modules. Then power on and see what the BIOS is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By fireberd
The PC capabilities does not determine which...

The PC capabilities does not determine which version of Windows is installed. Sounds like you have a 32 bit Windows installed instead of 64 bit. The most logical reason.

Download and run the...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By fireberd
The easiest thing to do is use the Free Macrium...

The easiest thing to do is use the Free Macrium Reflect and make an "image" (backup) of the entire drive to the new 2TB drive. Then you can restore the entire drive to whatever new drive you want to...
Forum: Drivers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By fireberd
Yes, I met George once. His former Band Manager...

Yes, I met George once. His former Band Manager and backup singer is retired and lives about 20 miles from me.
Forum: Drivers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By fireberd
My ASUS ROG Maximus motherboard has the custom...

My ASUS ROG Maximus motherboard has the custom panel. Must be built into the sound chip as I see no way around it.

I'm using the Realtek driver direct from Realtek site.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By fireberd
My take, a bad keyboard and it will require...

My take, a bad keyboard and it will require replacing. I had a problem with a key on an old Acer laptop and had to replace the keyboard.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By fireberd
Glad to hear you got it sorted out. I had asked...

Glad to hear you got it sorted out. I had asked about the discs and a different batch early in the thread.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By fireberd
My take its a bad drive.

My take its a bad drive.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By fireberd
I'm leaning towards the mentioned "calibration". ...

I'm leaning towards the mentioned "calibration". If it does not calibrate the laser properly for whatever reason it won't read the disc properly. Why only certain discs? Its not software or others...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By fireberd
As an "old time" computer tech (I'm retired and...

As an "old time" computer tech (I'm retired and worked as a help desk manager) that has worked many drive problems (I'm a user support on the Dell forums since 2002) and I still think there is a...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By fireberd
The only thing left is a hardware problem with...

The only thing left is a hardware problem with the drive, since they read in other drives. This is a real possibility considering the age of the unit.

I would suspect the calibration is not...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By fireberd
There are no 3rd party drivers for optical drives...

There are no 3rd party drivers for optical drives (CD/DVD) just the default built in Windows drivers.

Still sounds like a problem with the drive. (I had an early i5 Lenovo). Can you take a disc...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By fireberd
Could be a dirty laser. Clean the laser lens and...

Could be a dirty laser. Clean the laser lens and see if that helps. Burned VS commercial discs require different laser light intensity. Then again it could just be a defective drive, even though...
Forum: Sound & Audio 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By fireberd
Do you have a System Restore point that is BEFORE...

Do you have a System Restore point that is BEFORE the problem? If you do try that.

Not sure how to access the BIOS, some systems its F2 at boot, some F8, some DEL, etc. Your screen should show...
Forum: Sound & Audio 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By fireberd
According to an internet search this has Realtek...

According to an internet search this has Realtek ALC888S – High Definition

Did the PC sound work OK before? or has it never worked

Check the BIOS to see if the sound is accidentally disabled. ...
Forum: Sound & Audio 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By fireberd
The AMD High Definition Audio is ONLY for HDMI...

The AMD High Definition Audio is ONLY for HDMI audio, its not the usual PC audio.


Your PC audio is another device, such as Realtek, Conexent, etc. In the device manager either the hardware as...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Jun 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By fireberd
I don't know why the ODD driver worked. In...

I don't know why the ODD driver worked. In modern OS' including Win 7 the only driver for optical (disc) drives is the built in Microsoft/Windows drivers. I do support on the Dell forums and have...
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