Balaji M Kundal's Posts

Balaji M Kundal's Posts

Sorry for the delay. XPS 13 comes with USB 3.0 ports only and can't be changed to USB 2.0, although USB 3.0 supports USB 2.0 devices. The only option I can suggest is WiFi.
Which operating system you're trying to boot using PXE? If it's Windows 7/8, as I mentioned earlier, will not work as they do not support PXE boot.
In addition to Jim Coates, you need to set the right audio device while using the USB mic. You can refer the following link for more information (works with Windows 8.1 too): www.7tutorials.com/how... See more...
In addition to Jim Coates, you need to set the right audio device while using the USB mic. You can refer the following link for more information (works with Windows 8.1 too): www.7tutorials.com/how-change-default-playback-recording-audio-device
As far as laptops are concerned, upgrade of graphics card is not possible as the discrete graphics card is embedded onto the motherboard. Hence, the whole motherboard has to be replaced. While orderi... See more...
As far as laptops are concerned, upgrade of graphics card is not possible as the discrete graphics card is embedded onto the motherboard. Hence, the whole motherboard has to be replaced. While ordering a new laptop, it's better to select a high performance graphics card as upgrading later usually costs around 50% of the total laptop's cost. Also, kindly note that there are some limitations with the graphics card model as not all graphics cards are supported.
Try replacing the CMOS battery and the check. This can happen if CMOS battery has reached end of life. The beeps denotes "CMOS checksum error", which means there is an issue with the CMOS battery.
PXE boot requires a compatible operating system. We can assist you better if you can provide the details of the operating system you're trying to boot using PXE. Kindly note that Windows client doe... See more...
PXE boot requires a compatible operating system. We can assist you better if you can provide the details of the operating system you're trying to boot using PXE. Kindly note that Windows client doesn't support PXE booting.
The services are some of the essential services that is needed for functioning of Windows. WLAN AutoConfig is a service needed for WLAN (WiFi) connectivity. If you're using wired network only and tha... See more...
The services are some of the essential services that is needed for functioning of Windows. WLAN AutoConfig is a service needed for WLAN (WiFi) connectivity. If you're using wired network only and that you don't need WLAN, you can disable this service. The rest of the services run at the background to maintain a good health of Windows, hence, no option of disabling. Regarding slow performance of Windows, you can refer the following links: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/performance-maintenance-help#performance-maintenance-help=windows-8&v1h=win8tab1&v2h=win7tab1&v3h=winvistatab1   windows.microsoft.com/.../improve-performance-optimizing-hard-drive
If you want to upgrade the processor, you need to buy a new laptop only as the current motherboard doesn't support the 4th generation Intel Core processors. Unlike desktops, laptops doesn't have the ... See more...
If you want to upgrade the processor, you need to buy a new laptop only as the current motherboard doesn't support the 4th generation Intel Core processors. Unlike desktops, laptops doesn't have the option to change the motherboard as motherboards are designed specifically for a particular model (chassis) and can't be replaced to another laptop. 
You can switch between the graphics cards - using low performance Intel graphics for browsing/less graphics intensive application and using high performance nVidia graphics for graphics intensive app... See more...
You can switch between the graphics cards - using low performance Intel graphics for browsing/less graphics intensive application and using high performance nVidia graphics for graphics intensive applications like games. You can have a look at the folllowing link to switch between Intel graphics and discrete graphics (nVidia, in your case): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCh9Eob0mNY
Regarding Windows 7 OS, can you provide the exact edition you're using, like Windows 7 Home premium or Windows 7 Professional. Instead of trying USB boot, you can try DVD boot. That'll work better ... See more...
Regarding Windows 7 OS, can you provide the exact edition you're using, like Windows 7 Home premium or Windows 7 Professional. Instead of trying USB boot, you can try DVD boot. That'll work better than USB as some USB devices work and some may not.
It's very likely the hard drive failed. You need to replace the hard drive. You can use Seagate Seatools (works with non-Seagate hard drives also) to confirm this. You can download Seagate Seatools... See more...
It's very likely the hard drive failed. You need to replace the hard drive. You can use Seagate Seatools (works with non-Seagate hard drives also) to confirm this. You can download Seagate Seatools from the following link: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/ You can refer the documentation here: http://www.seagate.com/files/staticfiles/support/downloads/seatools/seatools-dos-guide.pdf If you need the OS DVD, kindly provide the version and edition of Windows, like Windows 7 Home Premium, to assist you better.
You can download Windows 7 Ultimate ISO image from the following locations. Once downloaded, burn it to a DVD and install using the product key found in the certificate of authneticity (COA) label pr... See more...
You can download Windows 7 Ultimate ISO image from the following locations. Once downloaded, burn it to a DVD and install using the product key found in the certificate of authneticity (COA) label present inside the battery bay (you can see the label once you remove the battery). x86/32-bit with SP1: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso x64/64-bit with SP1: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59465.iso
Did you try performing clean boot and scan the HDD for errors? 1. For clean boot, refer the link: http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/929135 Kindly enable any service that any of the key applicati... See more...
Did you try performing clean boot and scan the HDD for errors? 1. For clean boot, refer the link: http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/929135 Kindly enable any service that any of the key applications you use depends on and disable the rest as per the link above. 2. To scan the HDD for errors, you can try Seagate Seatools: For Windows: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/ For DOS (in case Windows version fails to work): http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/ 3. Additionally, you can try running SFC scan. Refer the link for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833 4. If you haven't defragmented the HDD, you can try defragmenting the HDD. The following link will be helpful: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/improve-performance-optimizing-hard-drive
As far as Studio 1558 is concerned, the production of parts have been stopped. Hence, if the laptop is under extended warranty, Dell will replace the laptop by generating a credit note and the custom... See more...
As far as Studio 1558 is concerned, the production of parts have been stopped. Hence, if the laptop is under extended warranty, Dell will replace the laptop by generating a credit note and the customer can purchase a new model with that. If the laptop is not under warranty, new laptop is the solution.
If you've completed on the software part, then yes, the limiting constraint is hardware. But before I can comment on the issue, it'll be helpful if you can provide details of how you're using the c... See more...
If you've completed on the software part, then yes, the limiting constraint is hardware. But before I can comment on the issue, it'll be helpful if you can provide details of how you're using the computer (like software development or graphic design or gaming or internet browsing), along with the complete specifications, like the graphics card, RAM (physical memory, and not virtual memory), Windows version and edition, etc. Please do not add any personally identifiable informations like the service tag or email ID or even product key in your post.
You can try the following (refer an electrical technician, if you're not aware of these, as these steps are hazardous): 1. Check that the power socket fuse (if present) is not blown. 2. Check tha... See more...
You can try the following (refer an electrical technician, if you're not aware of these, as these steps are hazardous): 1. Check that the power socket fuse (if present) is not blown. 2. Check that there is enough power output from the power socket. 3. Try replacing the power cable. 4. Check that any LED/light indicators in the PC is glowing. Else, the issue can be with the SMPS (or the PC power supply unit). 5. As the PC is five year old, the chances are the power button may have failed. In this case, check whether the ethernet lights or any other indicator lights are on in the PC. You need to remove the case to check this.
Regarding the performance, I would suggest you to follow some of the steps recommended here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/performance-maintenance-help#performance-maintenance-help=win... See more...
Regarding the performance, I would suggest you to follow some of the steps recommended here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/performance-maintenance-help#performance-maintenance-help=windows-7&v1h=win8tab1&v2h=win7tab1&v3h=winvistatab1 You can choose the Windows version from the right side of the page, accordingly.
Depending on the features, a purchase may be required. In your case, kindly note that the new feature may be Windows 8 Pro or even Windows 8 Media Center (or its equivalent Windows 8.1, if you've upd... See more...
Depending on the features, a purchase may be required. In your case, kindly note that the new feature may be Windows 8 Pro or even Windows 8 Media Center (or its equivalent Windows 8.1, if you've updated), which requires purchase/product key. You can refer the following link for more information: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/add-features-frequently-asked-questions Also, kindly note that update to Windows 8.1 has been made as mandatory by Microsoft. You can have a look at the following link: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2014/05/12/windows-8-1-update-requirement-extended/
Try replacing the SATA/connectivity cable and power cable. Also, make sure the SATA port is not disabled, from BIOS settings.
Try this: While the laptop is connected to adapter and is running, remove the battery and insert it immediately. If that fails to charge,  Further, goto Dell Battery Meter to check the health of ... See more...
Try this: While the laptop is connected to adapter and is running, remove the battery and insert it immediately. If that fails to charge,  Further, goto Dell Battery Meter to check the health of the battery, Additionally, you can try reinstalling Dell Quickset Utility from the following link and then check: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=H1H2J&fileid=2731099608 Follow the steps for reinstalling: Uninstall Dell Quickset, restart the PC, install Quickset, restart the PC and then check.