20 Most Recent Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook - Page 2 Questions & Answers

Is it a battery warning?

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jul 21, 2014

Have you tried downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer?

See if you have the latest version installed by following the below link:


If it is the latest version, try uninstalling IE:

1. Click Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features
2. On the left hand window pane, click "View installed updates".
3. Scroll down to the "Microsoft Windows" section. Locate Internet Explorer (8, 9, 10 etc.). Right-click and select "uninstall". Click "Yes" to confirm.

Once this is done, go to the link above and download and install the latest version again. See if that fixes it.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jul 17, 2014

We use ERD commander 2002 to remove/reset passworrds for windows and Believe there are some free programs on the Net you can download, Run from boot to do the same. Try starting in Safe-mode first and hit enter for the password to see if it logs you in.. Good luck...

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jul 16, 2014

Offline Nt Password
can reset any user's password on your PC.
Use this utility to reset forgotten Win XP/Windows Server/Vista Administrator Password (or any other account).
Unzip, Burn to CD, Boot from this CD and follow on screen instructions.


Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jul 16, 2014

Hi Diane,

That is a read error on the hard drive. Depending on whether or not the machine is in warranty, Dell should be able to replace the drive. If its out of warranty they you're best getting a local computer guy to replace the drive for you and reinstall your operating system.

Many thanks,


Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jul 02, 2014


This is in regards to recovering the Dell Inspiron computer. Please let me know the reason why you are trying to recover the same. Are there any issues with the computer? I can then check and suggest what can be done.

Thanks and Regards.
Kiran Kumar.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 23, 2014

You can connect to internet and follow the procedure
: -
go to --- my computer > right click on it > go to properties > device manager > click on the computer name shown in device manager screen >click scan for hardware changes > then the driver will install automatically .

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 25, 2014

Press down F8-button right after BIOS-info are displayed, before the Windows is loading

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 05, 2014

You got the wrong driver/program/version to communicate between computer and OBD device, most cases its wrong software for the vehicle-type, for instance some programmes cant read trucks/lorrys if you got a programme for cars or vice versa.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 05, 2014

there is a virus in your computer.....call tech support.....there will be a charge assossiated with the service

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014

The best bet is to use an external USB Sound adapter as the internal sound system is part of the main board on the computer. You cannot replace the sound card inside a laptop.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 15, 2014

You may need to "wipe" or reformat your entire C drive to be able to install Windows program again. I would suggest installing WIN7 program as WIN XP is at its end of life cycle for that operating system and Microsoft may not support it any longer.

If possible try installing WIN7 once again, and if requested to reformat or do an entire install, choose YES.

WIN 7 should then reformat your C drive, erase everything that is on it and then install as WIN7 program.

Be sure you have your program license key to install WIN7.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 31, 2014

looks like it is a motherbord or graphics chip issue visit a lpatop repair store best of luck

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 15, 2014

Have you checked the cable (connectors) for good contact.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 14, 2014

The most probable, as far as I know, the hard drive is dying. Please test the laptop with a healthy (or brand new) hard drive.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 18, 2014

i found this very good guide: 1. If your operating system is XP, CTRL and F11 key simultaneously when you see the dell logo after turning on the Laptop and follow the screen instructions.

* Power the computer on.
* When the Dell screen appears press and hold the CTRL and F11 key simultaneously on the keyboard, then release them both at the same time.
The Dell PC Restore by Symantec window appears.
* Click the Restore button or press the key to highlight Restore and press the key.
A caution message appears advising that all data will be lost.
* Click the Confirm button or press the key to highlight Confirm and press the key.
The Progress window appears. Once the process is begun, Dell PC Restore usually takes only 8 to 10 minutes to complete.
When the restore is complete, the message The system recovery process was successful appears.
* Click the Finish button or press the key to highlight Finish and press the key.
The computer will restart.

2. If your operating system is VISTA / Win 7, tap F8 key when you see the dell logo. It will take you to advanced boot menu options under which you will see Repair your Computer, Select that option and enter your password if it asked, then you will be seeing list of options like system restore, command promt, etc., In that the last option says Dell PC restore or some thing like that. Select that option and follow the screens .. Thats it.

* Start the computer.
* As the computer starts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
* Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.
* Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
* Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
* Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
* In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
* Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
* Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
* When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

3. If in both case, the Factory default didn't work, then your laptop's factory image defaults partition have vanished (i.e. Corrupted / Deleted). So you have to do Operating System re installation with the Operating System CD / DVD shipped along with laptop. Follow the below link to install windows XP Pro on your own.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 01, 2014

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