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Q: Dell Latitude D400

I got a dell Latitude D400 from a friend but the OS need to be reloaded. Also it has no Docking station nor Drives to Load OS on there. if I go all out and buy a usb cd/dvd drive do you think it will recognize it as a drive on the computer? Help PLease
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Preferred Solution: Dell Latitude D400

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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I have a dell latitude d400 with an Intel Pentium M Processor 1.40 GHz. Im wondering if i could upgrade that to an Intel Core Duo, please help. Thanks. I have xp running on this.

A:Dell Latitude d400

Hi jkswimmer and welcome to Vista Forums

Sorry, but I don't recommend this. With a desktop system, then possibly. However, with laptops things are much more complicated. Power consumption and heat dissipation are the greatest concern and they are optimised for the current processor in the system. A replacement processor, if it is not identical, might have different power and thermal characteristics, in which case the system would fail to keep it within its normal working range. In addition to that, simply accessing the processor on a laptop is much more complicated than simply removing the side panel as you would on a desktop. You literally have to strip the laptop right down, being carefull not to lose the various small screws or damage the wiring and its connectors. And then, of course, you will need to repeat the procedure in reverse to reassemble it.
Personally, I would leave your laptop as it is, with one exception. To improve its performance, make sure that you have installed the maximum amount of memory that it supports (see manual for details).
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I have a Dell Latitude D400 which is refusing to charge! The battery has now run out completely, I know the charger works because the green light is on when it is plugged in but it doesn't charge up the laptop! It doesn't fit snugly in the laptop either but the pins are all straight! I only got it a month ago so it's still under warranty but if it's something I can fix easily and by myself that would of course be the preferred option!

A:Dell Latitude D400 won't charge

Sounds like a bad battery.
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A:Dell Latitude D400 won't network !!!

Doh!!!!!! :dead:

Never mind, i found the problem. Am i the dumbest :monkey: in the tree or what?! :blush:
I plugged the nic cat5e cable into the switch, but not plugged the switch into the presentation, so it went nowhere.

FFS....even Dell couldn't help me on the phone....
Catastrophe averted....

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Thanks for you help.

A:Getting a Dell Latitude D400 up and running

Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager all devices with a yellow mark need drivers installed. On an internet computer Download the drivers for your
Laptop from Dell save the Chipset Driver and the Network Adapter to a USB Flash Drive and install it on this machine. Once you have internet on that machine return to the page at the link and download the rest of the drivers you need.
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A:Dell Latitude D400 ADMIN Password.

Reset Password


Your right in your assumption, it takes many attempts to short the chip correctly, but it can be done,

Email paragon33 at the address found on my site, he is an expert at these, you could also take a look at this site here.


(PS this thread may get moved to one of the open threads)
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Is there any way to get this machine working again please?


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Had mine for 3 years trouble free. Just change to a Thinkpad.

There seems to be more failure in the laptop 2.5" hard disks than the 3.5" units in the desktops.
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A:Latitude D400 video driver for Windows 7

Download the XP driver for the system and right-click on it -- install it in compatibility mode.  There are no native 7 video drives for the Intel GPU in this system -- compatibility mode is the best you're going to be able to do.
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A:Issues with Dell D400 Laptop, Dell 355 Bluetooth and W7

I opened the computer, removed the BT, rebooted, shut down, reinstalled the BT, rebooted and it's working now.


Thanks anyway I guess.
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A:I had to wipe out my Hd and need the drivers for xp for my dell d400

and welcome to the Forum

You can go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number and download the drivers. Be sure to use IE and do not use the Dell Download Manager!

Just download the driver file, save it to the desktop or to a flash drive and double click to install

On the list of drivers, click on the Download File and on the next page, choose Single File Download . .

See this for the order they should be installed:
How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order | Dell
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Here's the problem. When I turn on the laptop everything boots up just fine. Then when I plug in the power adapter the computer turns off as if I just yanked out the battery. When I plug the power adapter in and then try to turn the laptop on it won't and gives off some wierd noises.

How can I fix this.. is it a hard drive issue because I was planning on putting in a new bigger hard drive and reloading the OS...

When I ran diagnostics it gives me this.

--Start DST Short Test--
Test Results: FAIL
Error Code: 1000-0146
Msg: Unit 0: DST Log contains previous error(s)

Everything else is a PASS
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A:Dell Latitdue D400 powerup

Yes the power circuitry is built into the laptops motherboard. You can check the battery charge by pushing the button by the led indicators. If there is a good charge shown there and the laptop doesn't start then you probably fried the motherboard.

Charge Gauge
Press the status button on the battery charge gauge to illuminate the charge-level lights. Each light represents approximately 20 percent of the total battery charge. For example, if the battery has 80 percent of its charge remaining, four of the lights are on. If no lights appear, the battery has no charge.

Health Gauge
The battery operating time is largely determined by the number of times it is charged. After hundreds of charge and discharge cycles, batteries lose some charge capacity, or battery health. To check the battery health, press and hold the status button on the battery charge gauge for at least 3 seconds. If no lights appear, the battery is in good condition, and more than 80 percent of its original charge capacity remains. Each light represents incremental degradation. If five lights appear, less than 60 percent of the charge capacity remains, and you should consider replacing the battery. See "Specifications" for more information about the battery operating time.
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A:Dell D400 bios password removal??

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A:Trying to clean out a Dell D400, did a half-baked XP reinstall

Hello and welcome to TSF.


Internet Explorer: [removed]
Microsoft Windows XP Professional [removed]

Those are important information for us to know. They shouldn't be edited. Is this a legitimate copy of Windows?


I didn't know anything about reformatting hard drives or drivers and so now the computer has a new XP reinstalled over (next to?) the old XP.


I would be all right with doing a *clean* XP install if I knew I would still have a computer at the end of it


I have backed up my files.

Parallel installs, which usually leave damaged files and do not eliminate infection, are mainly advised for backing up and data retrieval. I'm not sure how our removal tools would react with a parallel install either. Considering the state of the system, i.e. parallel install of the OS, and your statements above, you'll be much better off with a reformat and clean install, since you've already backed up your files.

If you need assistance in performing a clean install, here is a couple of good guides to walk you through the process:

Otherwise, you might ask the Windows XP forum to walk you through with the process.
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A:Dell d400 no boot device found press F1 / F2

Can you press F2 and get into the setup? If so, check to see if the hard drive is detected in the bios. Most likely the hard drive is bad. You might be able to use an external USB CD/DVD drive to re-install Windows after the hard drive is replaced
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Maybe there is another method?

A:Dell D400 with Intel GM855 GFX, forcibly enable Aero?

Quote: Originally Posted by kdogg

I have a Dell D400, uses the Intel GM 855 and I'm wondering if can do any hacks to forcibly enable Aero?

Any help would be great, thanks.

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A:Dell latitude e6430 and dell latitude e6420

Joseph mate best leave as is after all it was made to function as it came. Now for the compound and copper shim personally I would not bother with the copper shim I can see no good reason for it the dual pipe again if it was made to work with one pipe then leave alone.

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Arctic Silver Incorporated - ArctiClean for thorough cleaning and preparation and Arctic Silver Incorporated - Arctic Silver 5 for the compound.

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A:(Dell Latitude E6400) Dell Control Point on Windows 7 64-bit

Here is a good article on reimaging the Latitude E6400
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This should help if you have installed the correct drivers in the correct order.
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A:Dell Latitude XT

HERE is the Dell Lattitude XT drivers. They have Win 7 64 bit and 32 bit drivers. Select the OS bit you have.

Keep in mind the correct and required install sequence for a Dell (and many others) is (1) Install Windows (2) Install Dell Laptop System Software (3) Install motherboard chipset drivers (4) Install device drivers including video, sound, ethernet, etc.
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A:dell latitude cpi

sorry we cant help u with passwords as we dont know the intent involved.i hope u understand.
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A:Dell Latitude CPx

Humm... old.

When you say you brought it back from the dead, how so? Did you have a Dell recovery disk, or did you install an OS from a box into it? Was the keyboard okay before hand, or was it part of the reason for it being DOA originally?

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Hey whats up
I have a dell latitude cpx laptop, and I broke the two keys letter "Y" and "6" also the metal bracket that connects the key plate to the actual laptop. Anyone know where I can get this. the problem started by the keys not working when pushed down. Any ideas on why that happened as well.

A:Dell latitude cpx

sc-strapped said:

Hey whats up
I have a dell latitude cpx laptop, and I broke the two keys letter "Y" and "6" also the metal bracket that connects the key plate to the actual laptop. Anyone know where I can get this. the problem started by the keys not working when pushed down. Any ideas on why that happened as well.Click to expand...

Thats a normal problem for those keyboards. You could probably have gotten those keys working again by reseating the cable from the motherboard to the keyboard. Now it sounds like you need a new keyboard. You can probably get one from Dell or possibly find a used one from ebay. Replacements can also be found online like this.
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A:dell latitude help

post the mini dumps

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A:Old Dell Latitude XPi - very hot

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Tag # DSPHH28X-595B

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A:Dell Latitude X1

Any Latitude ending in 595B has been handled by Dell. Contact them for a solution.
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Do a search on this forum for Dell Password errors. There is a wealth of information already posted, and your computer is included.
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A:Dell Latitude C600


What type of system did you build the other laptop drive on. Is the processor type the same? Also have have you checked your BIOS ssettings to determine if NT is defined there as the OS to look for?

I would do this:

Boot the current hard drive from an XP CD (full install mode) and load XP from scratch on the system you have the drive in. I have found that an XP load for an AMD for example will not boot a system that has a Pentium or Celeron. Also make sure the hardware you have, has XP drivers for all the necessary pieces.

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A:Dell Latitude X300 click here and read some ideas on how to enter the system and check it. F8 on some systems but with a Dell it may be F4 - can't remember. The trick is to see if you can get into to safe mode at the moment.
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look HERE

Hope it helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Unfortunately, I have no information if Dell will be creating Windows 10 drivers for this computer.
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A:Dell Latitude won't start


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Unfortunately, the only systems that Active Stylus works with are listed below.
Compatibility This product is compatible with the following systems:

XPS 12 (Model 9250)
Inspiron 15 7000 Series (Model 7568)*
Venue 8 Pro (Model 5855) (Coming Soon)
Venue 10 Pro (Model 5056) (Coming Soon)

*Wake up feature not available
The Latitude XT3 uses and Electrostatic Pen. Information listed below.
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A:Dell Latitude D610

MaxGlide said:


I just installed a new HD in Dell laptop and loaded it with a new Windows XP Pro and downloaded the System Pack 3 and all other XP Pro important downloads.

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MaxClick to expand...

You may need to download newer drivers for your graphics card that is in your laptop. It sounds like right now your computer is using the default drivers from the Windows XP Disk which may not be good enough for your video to show up from a DVD. Did you try the Dell website for the video drivers?

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A:dell latitude c400

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Hi and welcome to TSF please see page 75 here and see if you can run the diagnostic.
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I would download and make a ubcd and start by running a memory test on the machine then check some of the other systems you should find the problem download at
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A:Dell Latitude SSD upgrade

When you boot into Windows and only the cursor is visible, click 1 (one) time only CTRL+ALT+DEL, select New Task, then navigate into the Windows folder, scroll down and click on explorer.
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read the FAQs please:
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I would be surprised if a unit of that age allowed booting from a USB connected device?
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A:Dell Latitude D630

First you need to contact that son of yours and give him a bit of your mind after he tells you what he changed.
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* Edited by moderator

A:Dell latitude L400

Originally posted by Wilier
ATI rage mobility 4 mb
Is there anyway I can improve the graphics capabilities
Click to expand...

Nope! Besides, ATI RAGE Mobility?, is not a true 4Mb. The video memory is not on the die itself, but it is part of the packaging. The way these integrated units are set up, your using ram resources.

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A:Dell Latitude D620

This looks like power supply failure. Try it without the battery in case this has a short - it should run without it.
It is fixable but needs a skilled workshop technician.
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But you have no problem changing other BIOS settings?
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A:Dell Latitude D520

If your headphones are working, it's more than likely the speakers and not a driver
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A:Dell Latitude d520

What is wrong with your Dell D520??? Does it lock up?
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A:dell latitude d620

take a look at this thread and see if it helps
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A:Dell Latitude 600 cannot boot up

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A:Dell C640 Latitude

same problem is there any solutions
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A:10 year old Dell Latitude

One and only minidump,not very helpfull.

Though this minidump points to ati2dvag.dll ati software\driver

Needs to update these,the oldest drivers ever posted here,no way to be compatible with win7.

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A:Dell Latitude won't turn on

Remove the HardDrive again from your laptop (I think we are only talking about your Laptop)
Remove the Power Adaptor and Battery
Hold down the ON button for 30secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
Put the Power Adaptor back in (No HardDrive yet!)
Turn On
Does it now show a display?

If Yes. Turn it off, and put the HardDrive and Battery back in.
If No, Remove the Power Adaptor again
Disperse the internal Voltage again
Remove and reseat the Ram (sometimes blowing out any dust too)
With the Ram back in, Put the Power Adaptor back in
Turn on

Did it work?
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A:Dell Latitude D520 HELP!!!!

Is the power adapter attached when this happens? Laptops by default dim after 5 minutes of inactivity when the power adapter is not attached to save power but it should come back on by either pressing the power button once, or tapping the Enter key. Is the battery being recharged when the power adapter is attached? You can try this without the battery in, and just using the Power Adapter to test if the battery is the problem.
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A:Dell Latitude won't turn on

Remove the battery and try the AC adapter only... Then try another AC adapter
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A:Dell Latitude cpx, to tv problems

Same. I have a DELL Latitude CPxH running Windows XP and I wanted to use composite video via the S-Video port. It would display on the TV for about 20 seconds at the Welcome screen then go blank.

My solution was to switch off hardware acceleration in the Display Properties / Advanced Settings button / Troubleshooting tab. Move the slider all the way to the left. Reboot as instructed.

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A:Solved: Dell Latitude cpi

I'm pretty sure that if you don't have the original disk, you are pretty much going to have to start from scratch.
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Your help on this matter would be greatly accepted.
cheers CODAN

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Howdy codan...

You might try here Bootdisk, download the XP boot disks, once downloaded, double click on the downloaded file to create the floppies...
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hi everybody,

i need help please, i have a dell latitude d530 it was running windows vista
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the signature for windows xp home edition setup is invalid. the error code is c0000006.

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i dont know what else i can do please help. thanks

A:help with my dell latitude d530

Did you try a system restore? If not go to this link
and go to page 135 and try it. You can also call Dell and get the 2 CD's for your system for a small fee. Have your service code ready when you talk to Dell.
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