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#1 eborhermit

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:11 AM

I have a Dell Inspiron 1150 can you tell me how to find out the make of my hard drive without taking it out also where will i Find details of my motherboard :thumbup2:

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:33 AM

Download Speccy from www.piriform.com/speccy and install it. It is a freeware application and will provide you with a wealth of information about your system.

The basic information you are trying to find will be listed on the summary page :)

Edited by MDTechService, 28 October 2012 - 05:34 AM.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:48 AM

Usually Speccy works fine.

In case it won't boot into Windows, hit the proper key on bootup (DEL, or one of the function keys) and go into the BIOS screen. Search there and the drive number will be listed.

If you can boot into the OS, it will be listed in Control Panel>System>Device Manager under disk drives.

Motherboards are tricky. Hopefully Speccy will give you a solid number to go with. A lappy can use different motherboards depending on features. Enter your tag number at Dell and you should be able to find board numbers/models.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

As far as the motherboard, Dell is your best option. Many laptop motherboards are proprietary and may not conform to a recognized motherboard.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:47 AM

FWIW: Many proprietary motherboards are made by some recognized motherboard manufacturer, specifically for a given OEM.

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-1150-Motherboard-Compatible/dp/B000MMG0J6

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