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Dell Studio Computrace bios enable?How can I fix it ?

Q: Dell Studio Computrace bios enable?How can I fix it ?

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A: Dell Studio Computrace bios enable?How can I fix it ?

You can turn it off in BIOS setup (f2 at powerup).
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if you own a dell studio xps and either subscribe to computrace lojack for laptops or it came bundled with your computer you might want to know that either the bios agent in this computer is either missing or actually broken when activating computrace in the bios it is actually doing laptops warning! for , .lojack computrace studio 1340 xps and dell nothing nbsp some time dell studio xps 1340 and computrace .lojack for laptops , warning! ago i upgraded to wirdows vista utiltmate from home premium this is when my laptop stopped contacting the monitoring center for days i reinstalled computrace and started contacting the center when i called absolute com for support they informed me that although the m has the bios agent they say that the xps is not on thier list of supported machines i opened up my dell xps and put in a spare sata drive and wiped it and used the windows vista cd that came with the computer and installed vista after creating a user name and rebooting a couple times i see no evidence that the bios agent actually reinstalled it when computrace is working you should see their process running in task manager after wiping the hard drive the computrace installation did not automatically recover if you got computrace either bundled or purchased seperately you should be aware of this in case your xps gets stolen it may never come back i tried calling the xps support team today but after discussing it they have no idea what im talking about or how to contact the bios team nbsp the bios version used for the test was A nbsp another problem with enabling the bios agent is that it disables you from updating your bios this can be fixed by using the forcetype command line parameter in your dell bios update utilty nbsp

A:dell studio xps 1340 and computrace .lojack for laptops , warning!

comptrace lojack says: 
There is nothing wrong with the Lojack for Laptops license on your machine. It is successfully installed and it is communicating with our monitoring center. The Computrace agent which is embedded on the BIOS of specific makes and models of machines is not included on your machine so the fact that the Computrace agent is not reinstalling LoJack after a hard drive format is normal for your machine. The only problem with your machine is simply the Computrace appears on the BIOS which has lead you to believe that your machine is equipped with Computrace. If you are looking for a machine that is equipped with a Computrace agent, I would recommend getting this machine replaced with a machine that is equipped with one. Pretty much any of the Dell machines that are listed on the absolute website will be equipped with a Computrace agent.
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Hi nbsp I Options Computrace Enable purchased a dell optiplex from an established nbsp company on ebay it was sold with no os installed I try to install xp sp and it keeps bluescreening I can boot to a sp pe environment but not sp I use the sp disk to install Enable Computrace Options but it will not install outlook express and some other Enable Computrace Options ms files I continue and finally get windows up and all the services are nbsp off I get all the services on and it connects for a minute and errors and shuts down IE Using the PE boot disk I could browse the web but certain sites would nbsp crash I noticed in Enable Computrace Options the bios that the computrace has been activated This computer acts a lot like it s still being managed is that this computrace software nbsp I understand what it is supposed to be but nbsp is the software nbsp that complex if so then I am fundamentally opposed to having such as that on a computer nbsp I use How do I nbsp deactivate it nbsp nbsp Thanks

A:Enable Computrace Options

Hi mpyrol,
We are not going to help you disable Computrace for obvious reasons. You need to contact the seller for help with that. If they are an established company, they should be willing to do so without any reluctance.
Since your primary question is about reinstalling the operating system, I'm going to move you message to the Microsoft OS forum for further help.
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A:Dell Studio XPS 1645 BIOS problem

95% of the time when the BIOS flash does not 'flash' your motherboard is fried. Sorry, but Dell is probably correct about this problem.
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A:Memory not detected in Bios - Dell Studio XPS 8000

As that model doesnt have diver support for windows 10, that may be part of the issue. That rig wasnt meant for w10, have you considered going back? That may help. I dont see a way to run that OS on that hardware. At least reliably.
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A:Need bios unlocked for Dell Studio 1558 Laptop

Back in the day, if you pulled the main battery and cmos battery for long enough, all would be reset in the world...

Ninja Edit: It might take a bit of disassembly to find the CMOS battery, and then you should hope it isn't soldered to the board. May also be worth seeing if the Dell tech manual has provisions for a reset jumper you can short.
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A:BIOS: Dell Studio 1535 A06 Installation Hangs

To fix media strip buttons (touch sensitive) you should do firmware upgrade "FW7_X0D" which can be found and read about in detail here:

How to fix the media control panel on a Dell Studio 1535/1536/1537 - Neowin Forums

I hope this helps at least one related issue you're having.

Note: Upgrading from A05 to A06 DOES NOT solve the media strip buttons problem, only the firmware supplied above does. Good luck!!! (I personally struggled with the media control buttons issue for months before stumbling upon the solution which worked like a charm!)
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A:computrace problem (dell PLEASE help!!!!!!!!!)

Why do you want to hate Dell? They didn't enable the program, you did. Computrace is designed to not allow easy removal for the obvious reasons. Even if parts are removed, the program is self-healing, and will resist most attempts. You need to contact the Computrace to see if they will help you. Also do a web search. You may find some info on removal. If you look in the BIOS, you will see that once enabled, it can not be disabled in the BIOS.Message Edited by KirkD on 10-27-2008 02:09 PM
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A:Dell Studio 1537 BIOS chip number or location

I got a reply from the website that sells the chips and they identified the right chip for me based on a picture I've send them. In case someone else has the some issue: it's the chip on the back of the mainboard next to the large chip with the label ITE.

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A:computrace on my dell laptop questions

You bought the thing legally and if it does not seem to be activated I shouldn't worry about it.
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A:Dell Studio 1555 to factory settings,no Dell Factory Image option

On a Dell, if some other OS was installed, the Dell "PC Restore" (Recovery Partition) is no longer valid (corrupted) and the only way to reinstall is with a Windows OS installation disc and then download whatever device drivers you need from the Dell downloads.
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Do you hear any beeps coming from it at all? If so, can you describe them, e.g. one short, two short, one short and three long, etc?
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What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?
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A:Views on Dell Studio XPS 16

Hi mate,

The heat on a laptop is important but it depends for what purposes. As for you for little gaming, movies and internet in other words home use the heat won't be a big problem as the laptop will not on continuous running for long hours thus heat won't be a great problem.

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Hello Eric1555, welcome to SF!

You have too many dumps to check... so for now I only did the last one and it is somewhat clear on a possible reason for you problems.

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A:Dell Studio won't boot to os

It sounds like the hard drive has failed. Doing a Google search for the error code all say the hard drive has died.

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Please freely "chat" with Dell here:
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Hard Drive: 320 GB
Memory: 4 GB
How old: 8-9 months

[EDIT]Model: Dell Studio 1558

*Intel Core i3 Processor
*Windows 7 Home


On Christmas night, I did as I usually did - turned off my Dell PC by holding the power button until it all turns black and went to sleep with the charger still plugged in AS USUAL.

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I also have Mcafee Virus Remover, which automatically scans my pc and destroys viruses each and every day.

What the hell is the problem here!?

A:Dell Studio PC won't turn on

"I also have Mcafee Virus Remover, which automatically scans my pc and destroys viruses each and every day"...
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A:Dell studio 15 overheating

In a perfect world, the parts would be perfectly flat, be placed in direct contact with each other, and no thermal paste would be used. As that is not the case, the thermal paste is used to fill the inconsistencies and aid in cooling. In other words, what you see is normal.

You can completely remove the paste from both pieces, reinstall more thermal paste (only a small amount is needed), and put them back together.

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If you guys have any other suggestions feel free.
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A:Dell studio 540 will not turn on

Freddy Fusebear
I know this is old but I don't care. I have a 6 year old dell studio 540 and it wont turn on I had up graded to windows 7 the next morning it wouldn't turn on I unplugged it plugged it back in and did fine and after that day it was getting worse and now it will not turn on. Could anyone help?
 Freddy Fusebear
 Check the reading of the power button LED, is it Steady White, Blinking White, Steady Amber, Blinking Amber?
Are there any 'Beep's, if there are, please post the exact sequence of them?Does the power supply fan run?
The Studio 540 Troubleshooter is Here:
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A:Dell studio 1535

Quote: Originally Posted by infernOO

cant find quickset driovers..... downloaded drivers for vista and xp but it dont work..... so dudes i need your help

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Try to install the vista drivers in vista comp That might work.
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A:DELL Studio 1535

Quote: Originally Posted by Hani1231

Good day everybody,
Small help pls

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Thank you all,

Hani if it worked on vista it will work with the same driver on win 7 if you install the driver in compatibility mode
to do that right click the installer>properties>choose OS.

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A:need help with calibrating dell studio xps

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I am having a hard time finding any hardware specifications for that computer, The manufacture site does not show it in their products list.
Can you get your hardware specifications for me please and post them for us to have a look at ?
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What kind of thermal paste did you use?

Did you clean both surfaces with Isopropyl alcohol before using paste and reassembly?

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A:Dell studio 1535

Quote: Originally Posted by infernOO

Well i have some problem with resolution... my graphic card is ati mobility radeon hd 3450 and then i playing like an example america's army 3 i have (800x600) not full screen and black collor as it was written at one oll thread.
plz help me
btw i downloaded new drivers for video card, but the results are same ....


Where did you get the driver? what version is it? is it 32 bit or 64? how much ram? Could you tell us more abt what you did to try and change the resolution?

Waiting on info

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Hi JF,
Did you scroll down to see this part:
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Normally, your USB BIOS would only be required to allow BOOTing a USB HD.

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A:Qosmio G50-12F - How to enable VTx in BIOS


>This computer has an Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 and is compatible with virtualization
This does not seem to be correct...

From my knowledge if the CPU would support the Intel VT, then this would be enabled by default.
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Thread reopened per request.

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Let me know if you need any more information. Thanks.

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Follow the instructions:
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This is the psu for your pc, along with specs:

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Is Windows 7 . . .
- x64 ?
- re installed using DVD provided by dell
- an OEM version

- What is the age of system (hardware)? 171 days
- What is the age of OS installation : around 3 months

Also, a thing to note is laptop heats a lot in touch pad area and bottom. CPU temperatures are around 56-78 C.

Please help.

s hegde

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I have attached the info requested.

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