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(Redirected) Dell Lattitude E6230 - powered eSATA port and Drive not recognised in Windows 10 x64

Q: (Redirected) Dell Lattitude E6230 - powered eSATA port and Drive not recognised in Windows 10 x64

I have three Dell Lattitudes with powered eSata ports. I purchased a sata/power cable to SATA interface hoping to use a SSD or 2.5" hard drive.
However although there is power going to the drive, it is not recognised on boot nor in Windows 10 x64.
There are no drivers missing in Device Manager. The SSD/HDD are all recognised and working using USB to SATA adapters.

Can any one help please?
Is there a missing Driver?
There is nothing in the BIOS I can see that I can turn on ... everything is enabled.


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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: (Redirected) Dell Lattitude E6230 - powered eSATA port and Drive not recognised in Windows 10 x64

As you have laptops, best to post this in the Laptop Forum here:http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/default.aspx

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I decided to install winXP on a new drive . All went well until " a problem has been detected and windows shut down"
win 7 runs perfectly on the old drive.
I have all the drivers for XP.
Anybody got any ideas on this ???

A:Lattitude E6230 legacy OS install

You'd need to build a custom XP install disc with the chipset and SATA drivers slipstreamed into it to get this to work.  
If you must run XP, run it in virtual mode under Windows 7 (and keep it OFFLINE  for your security and that of others, since XP has not seen any security updates since it went end of life almost four years ago).

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Hi, my friend was having problems with her labtop and she gave it to me to fix for her.

the computer was suppose to come with vista, but when I had been given the computer it was already reformated to windows xp. nothing was working even the right click wouldnt function propery so this computer was a mess.

Now I upgraded it to windows 7 ultimate and everything is working flawlessly except the dvd drive.

when putting cd's into the dvd drive, they work perfectly, and I have tried numerous dvd's so its definantly the drive that is having problems.

the dvd drive model is tsscorp model ts-l463a

does anyone have the proper driver and firmware, or can guide me on what to do from here.

A:Dvd drive not work dell lattitude 5400 windows 7 ultimate 32

I am confused!

"Now I upgraded it to windows 7 ultimate and everything is working flawlessly except the dvd drive.
when putting cd's into the dvd drive, they work perfectly,"

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I hope this may be of help to others. I have a dual boot XP/Windows 7 system. I have an external Seagate eSata drive that works perfectly in Windows XP but was not recognised at all by Windows 7, i.e. not shown in device manager or disk management. My motherboard is an ASUS P5N-E SLI which uses a JMicron JMB 360 SATA controller. To get the drive to work I had to install this driver


Now works perfectly.

A:Seagate eSata drive not recognised by Win7 - Solved

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I have an Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF and I need to add an esata port to it so that my Addonics 4 HD Tower can connect.
I have an esata multiplier card in another standard size box which I could use, but I am not sure it will fit into the smaller 9020.
Any suggestions please?


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Does the E6410 ESATA support port multiplier? I want to connect 4 external hard drives at the same time to the ESATA port, then turn on the BIOS RAID On so these can be configured as a NAS.  

A:Dell E6410 notebook ESATA Port Multiplier

PJMoon,Unfortunately, it does not support port multipliers.

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I need to replace my old HDD in Latitude E6230.
I found in local store one model of 500 Gb HDD, but I need to be sure if it is compatible with my E6230.
Does Seagate Momentus 5400.6 (ST9500325AS, PN: 9HH134-500) compatible with Dell Latitude E6230?
Thanks beforehand.

A:Dell Latitude E6230 HDD (hard drive) replacement

Yes, it'll work just fine in that system.

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Hello everyone, just joined up and have a question. I recently added an external Samsung 830 ssd to my laptop and I'm having some issues and concerns. The cable that came with the 'kit' looks and is described as a USB to SATA cable. I have an Esata cable for an internal ssd drive to be used as an external drive; which does NOT work with this drive. The USB to SATA cable provided does. Why? I have the drive attached to the Esata port with the USB cable but am I losing speed connected this way? Would I be better off getting a different cable? I also have the USB3 module connected into modular bay with an empty port that I could use, but having read alot on the speed of the interfaces in question, Esata seems to be the fastest, I'm just not sure it's configured or utilized this way and I'm thinking it's the cable for starters (the drive also appears as a USB device). Thanks in advance, Technoid...

A:Dell E6420; Esata port with Samsung 830 SSD (128GB) connection help.

I ran into the same issue as you when I first started messing with eSATA. I assumed since the ports looked the same, that any cable would work. So, I tried getting an external drive working with a regular internal SATA cable. No dice. The drive was never recognized.

I bought a new Vantec USB/eSATA drive enclosure that came with an eSATA cable, and it worked fine. I'm not entirely sure what is different about the cables, but it seems to be from my tests that there is such a thing as a specific eSATA cable.

As for the performance, I would save if you want speed, go eSATA. If you want portability, and will be adding and removing the drive often, go with USB3.

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I'm doing terabytes of data transferring for months on end, and I was wondering if new hardware allows you to use multiple connections between hardware to transfer data to portable backup disks quicker.

Think Azure with a 5GB fiber line to RAID mirroring bay with only a USB3.0 and an ESATA port (dual banding) on the bay.

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I want to purchase a new hard drive for my computer, but I'm having trouble finding the correct one for my specific computer. I would appreciate if someone could help me with this issue. Thanks! ^^

A:Solved: What's the correct hard drive for a Dell Lattitude E5500?

Here is the support site for the Dell Latitude E5500 laptop.

According to its "Parts And Upgrades" section, it uses a 2.5" SATA 3.0 Gb/s 5400 rpm hard drive.


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I bought a cable with ESATA on one end and SATA on the other end. What am I supposed to do with it? I connected a standard SATA drive to one end and the other end to the ESATA port on the back of the computer, and used an external power supply for the drive. The BIOS does not see the drive. Suspecting the drive needed to be powered from the same power supply as the computer, I plugged the drive into a normal power connector in the computer, but used the new cable to connect it to the external ESATA port. Still the BIOS sees nothing. The drive works perfectly as a SATA drive in the normal SATA connection.

A:Can I connect a SATA drive to an ESATA port?

I'm not really sure what you have done. What type external power supply did you use? Is it a new drive or a used one? When your computer is on, can you feel the drive spin up? Connect the drive and start the computer. Right click on computer in the start menu, select manage. Maximize the screen and in the left column select disk management. Look for your drive there. If it is a new drive it will have to be initialized, a partition created and formatted and a drive letter assigned. If there is data on it, right click the drive and select 'change drive letter or path' in the next screen select new, from the drop down list, choose any drive letter you want that has not already been used. If it wants to format the drive don't do it if there is data on the drive you want to save. Formatting will remove any data on the drive. Let us know more particulars and we may be able to help. You can also go to device manager,
and expand disk drives and see if it is listed there. If you need more help please post a screenshot of the entire disk management page. You can use the snipping tool or paint, then upload the file using the paperclip icon in the response box.

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Hello. i have AsRock M3A770DE motherboard
it has 6 USB ports at back, 2 of them being eSATA powered.
i bought 3tb external hdd for fraps recordings, it is USB3.0, but this motherboard has no USB3.0 so i thought i will plug it into eSATA powered USB, but it's not showing up!

> YES HDD works fine using any other USB2.0 port
> YES eSATA USB ports work fine when i plug mouse, keyboard ..etc into it
> I have checked BIOS that its not in RAID mode and it isn't
> i checked asrock site for possible drivers, found nothing. well i found xFast USB which speeds up USB2.0 ports a little, but still not enought, it gets my fraps recording down to like 20-25fps and its not playable, while recording to internal hdd i get easy 30fps.

i can't think of anything else. can anyone help please?
please do not suggest me to take apart that 3tb and use as internal or to record on internal, i bought external for a reason, it has to remain external and i have NO room on any internal HDDs to record hundreds of GBs of videos.

A:Problem with eSATA powered USB

If I understand your question, you want your USB 2.0 to be faster like a USB 3.0.
Thats not going to happen. If your motherboard doesn't have any 3.0 USB ports you don't get USB 3.0 speed.

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I have a Latitude E6230 running Win 7 Pro 64 bit that I purchased recently (used machine). The previous owner re-installed Win 7 and MS Office 2013 but reported that the OS will not update to Service pack 1.   I connected to the Dell website and carried out the full connected machine scan and uploaded the latest drivers and Bios.   All checked out OK but  I still get error code Oxc8000247 and cannot update Win7 with updates or SP1.  I am now at a loss on what to try next, I am a bit reluctant to re-format the drive and start from scratch as I do not possess the MS Office 2013 CD to re-load it.
Any ideas?
Thanks - Ian

A:Dell Latitude E6230 - Unable to load Windows Updates

Updating the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (IRRT) solved my problem - I hope this helps someone else, Ian

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I bought a powered eSATA cable from Monoprice and decided to give it a try today. I plugged the SATA connector into the eSATA powered port on the back of my mobo and the other end to a HDD.

Nothing, the HDD didn't spin up. I unplugged the cable and reinserted it to make sure it's connected securely, then restarted my computer and still nothing.

I searched Asus's website and it doesn't give me information regarding the port whether it's a 5v or 12v as need to power 3.5' HDDs.

A:P8Z68 Deluxe powered eSATA not working

from the manual
Edit: Note the reference to 5v.

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I just bought a used Dell Latitude E4300 which contains an Intel Core 2 Duo P9400 2.4GHz 64-bit processor and every time I install my copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, it installs the 32-bit version.

I have been searching for the last 24 hours online for any issues with Windows 7 64-bit and the Latitude E4300 but cannot find anything helpful for my situation; in fact I have found a couple of sites where people have installed the 64-bit version of Win 7 on thier Latitude and they are having other issues.

I have 8GB of memory in the laptop I would like to be able to utilize, but the system type says it is a 32-bit operating system.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The Intel Processor Identifier utility says it is indeed a 64-bit processor so I am unsure why Windows 7 keeps installing the 32-bit version:

Intel(R) Processor Identification Utility
Version: 4.41.20111201
Time Stamp: 2012/03/03 06:10:29
Operating System: 6.1-7600-
Number of processors in system: 1
Current processor: #1
Active cores per processor: 2
Disabled cores per processor: 0
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P9400 @ 2.40GHz
Type: 0
Family: 6
Model: 17
Stepping: 6
Revision: 610
Maximum CPUID Level: A
L1 Instruction Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Packaging: ?FCPGA/?FCBGA
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(R) Technology: Yes
MMX(TM): Yes
Intel(R) SSE: Yes
Intel(R) SSE2: Yes
Intel(R) SSE3: Yes
Intel(R) SSE4: Yes
Intel(R) AES-NI: No
Intel(R) AVX: No
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A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installing 32-bit on my Dell Lattitude E4300

That laptop has an Intel Core2Duo SP9400 in it, which is indeed a 64bit CPU. Assuming it's not somehow disabled in the BIOS (and I can't imagine how that could be, especially on a Dell), it would seem you have 32bit installation media. Given that machine released sometime in 2007 or 2008 (Vista-era) and shipped with XP as it's installation default option, it just sounds like somehow you have non-Dell installation media, and it's a 32bit install.

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Ok so here is the problem... I have a 4 port 2.0 USB hub, you know the kind that plugs into one usb port and then gives you 4. Anyway it used to work just fine, but then i re-installed windows and now it doesnt.

I plug it in. it says it sees the "Generic USB Hub" but then says it can't find a driver for it. It didnt come with any drivers because it said XP should aready have them.

I checked windows update, nothing there, i installed some sercurity patches to see if that would do anything, but nope. I googled for them and turned up nothing. I found a directions thing online while searching google but in the instructions it just has xp finding the drivers automaticaly, which mine does not. I tried finding drivers off a 98se disc, and a Linux disc with no luck.

any help would be great... this shouldnt be so hard...

I'm running windows xp pro SP2...

the only thing different between this setup and my old that i can think of is i didnt install the latest dot NET framework, but i dont see how that would affect drivers...

A:4 port USB drive recognised but drivers not found...

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My computer does not always recognise hardware (jump drive, camera) which is plugged in to the USB ports on the front of the computer. If I click on "remove hardware safely" the device shows up but it does not show up as a drive on "my computer". Can this be fixed? Thanks.

A:Solved: Jump Drive not recognised by USB port

Go into Computer Management (start, run, compmgmt.msc)
Locate Disk Management and assign a drive letter to the jump drive.

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I plugged in my eSATA drive while CrystalDiskInfo was running and the computer froze. There was no way to regain control of the computer so I restarted.

So now this eSATA drive is not recognized by the computer. The eSATA drive works in another computer.

What's really weird is that another eSATA drive I have works in the computer where the crash happened.

I've tried uninstalling all drivers (both hidden and visible) in Device Manager that relate to the drive.

The eSATA drive also has a USB 2 connection, and that still works fine in both computers.

A:eSATA drive not detected--can CrystalDiskInfo damage an eSATA drive


Its unlikely to be the software. The fact that your other eSATA drive works fine, points to a connection issue on the first one. Have you tried swapping the cables?


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I have a DELL Precision T7500 with an eSata connector on back of the  machine - All my existing SAS and SATA ports on the Motherboard are taken and I want to connect an external SATA drive.  How to I get power for the drive?
Is there  a card that I can purchase.  I have PCI, PCI-X, 2 PCI Express slots available on the motherboard.
Should I consider snaking out a 4 wire power cable from inside the machine?
Thanks in advance.  :)

A:DELL Precision T7500 eSata connector on back of machine - how to I get power for the drive?

Greetings MakesOwnWeather,
Thank you for your question.
You'd use what we call a 'hard drive enclosure'. What's the physical size of the external hard drive that you want to use? 2.5 inch? 3.5 inch?
The below device draws power from the eSATA or USB ports so no need for an extra power cable. It accommodates 2.5 inch drives only.

<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

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I have been given a Dell Optiplex to repair by a work colleague, and it is giving me problems. Tryin got boot goes through BIOS and POSt, up to the "windows loading" screen, at which point it crashed to a blue screen with an "unmounted disk" error. I removed the drive and tried to use it in a USB external casing, and cannot get it recognised at all in any of 3 other computers. The drive is an old IDE, and as my current rigs are all SATA (no IDE connections) I cannot easily connect it directly.

The question is thus, can I do anything to get the drive recognised or fix the unmounted drive error? Web search turned up a few basics (use 80 pin connector didnt work; it was already there) but nothing useful. I was considering EasyBCD or equivalent, but cannot find a bootable version (probably me just being blind!).

Any ideas welcome- my colleagues wife has a large number of photos stored on the drive she wats, and his life is hanging by a thread. I did explain about backups, but after the event is no use, and I suspect if he used the arguement at home, portions of his anatomy would experiece pain

A:Dell hard drive not recognised

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I have recently purchased a Dell Precision T5500 Workstation and I am having difficulty installing a second hard drive. The original computer came with a single regular SATA hard drive on which I installed the Windows 10 64-bit operating system. Then I realized that Dell no longer supports the T5500 for Windows systems beyond Windows 7. I then installed an SSD in the first drive bay and moved the original hard disk to the second bay. A clean installation of Windows 7 64-bit was made on the SSD and all the Windows 7 drivers recommended by Dell were installed .The system operates satisfactorily but the second drive is not recognized in the BIOS or by Windows 7. I can switch the two drives (either loading Windows 7 or Windows 10) but only one data cable seems to work. If I start with only the second data cable connected I receive an error message that Drive 0 is missing.
In BIOS there are three SATA options: 1) Raid Autodetect / AHCI; 2) Raid Autodetect / ATA; 3) Raid on. The original setting was 'Raid on' and if I use either of the other settings Windows 7 will not load. But with either of the autodetect settings on, when I restart the computer the second hard drive is still not recognized in the BIOS. In BIOS, SATA-0 shows the recognized drive controlled by RAID BIOS; SATA-1 and SATA-2 are two DVD drives; SATA-3, SATA-4 and External SATA are all shown as empty. All of these ports are shown as "Controller- serial ATA".
The operation of RAID and SATA are myster... Read more

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Recently we've seen increasing issues regarding the combination of the E-Port II Replicator PR03X and Latitude E5530 and E5540 Laptop Models.
The most common issues are:

Windows Crashes when docking/undocking (with an open or closed lid)
Wi-Fi does not function properly after undocking

Another issue which also came about around the same time which may or may not be related: Windows crashes when the lid of the respective models are closed (without being docked to the E-Port Replicator).
Things which were already tried:

Updating the BIOS and Drivers (Except for the Graphics Drivers, more on that later) of the laptops
Updating the MST HUB Firmware of the Latitude E5540 laptops (I don't seem to be able to find any for the E5530)
Updating the Graphics Drivers(with Dell Drivers), which failed with a generic "The setup program failed to install one ore more device drivers, Setup will now exit."

-> The respective driver installer names are: Video_Driver_JVC00_WN32_10.18.10.4176_A17.EXE & Video_Driver_FGGYJ_WN32_10.18.14.4280_A17.EXE
I'm personally suspecting that , because of the suddenness of the issues, a Windows Update may be the cause but that's just a guess. A full reinstall of the affected systems seems to cause the issues to disappear but I don't see this being a solution really.
Any suggestions about this? I'm also wondering what's causing the issue with the graphics installer, I tried updating through the device m... Read more

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Hi there,
My dell latitude e6230 is not booting. The power and CAP button light up and they go off 14 seconds after pressing power button. The screen is completely blank and I cannot hear any response from CPU fan and internal mechanical hard drive. Would be good if someone here can help to advise the status of my laptop. Thank you very much!!!

A:My dell latitude e6230 is not booting

Basic troubleshooting:  disconnect all external devices, unplug the system and remove or disconnect the main battery.  Hold the power button for 30 seconds, remove the base cover and remove and reinstall both memory modules.  Try powering up on AC only (no battery).  If it will, but won't with the battery connected, replace the battery with a new one.  If it still won't boot up, replace the mainboard.

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I have an original Novatel Wireless Expedite EU870D (it was purchased a several years ago from official Novatel's dealer) and it works fine in my old Dell Latitude D630.
Now I'm using Dell Latitude E6230 and would like to install it from D630 to E6230.
Will Novatel Wireless Expedite EU870D work in my E6230?
Thanks beforehand.

A:WWAN for Dell Latitude E6230

The hardware should be fine -- assuming  there are drivers for it if the system upgrade involves a change of operating system.

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Help needed! My HP laptop HDMI port is not working, it seems the HDMI is not recognized after the last windows 10 update.

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I've noticed that insperon and latitudes have removable video cards
are there aftermarket video cards or can i swap out other cards to accommodate windows 7

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everytime i turn it on it keeps saying NTLDR is missing [not floppy]ive tried to put a boot disc in it wont recognize it and also at startup i hit F1 for setup and i still get nothing what do i need to do to get it back working thanxxx in advance

A:Need help with a DELL LATTITUDE CP

what do i need to do to get it back workingClick to expand...

1. a windows XP installation CD

2. the correct boot order in the BIOS (CDROM first)

3. instructions

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Greetings all.

My Mini portable USB has worked fine on my Dell PC with XP but is simply not recognised by my new Dell Inspiron Laptop with Vista.

Trying "Add new Hardware" does not recognise it's existence either.

Please help.

Thank you in advance


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I just picked this up used and it was operating on battery just fine.  Since I was unsure of the age of the battery, I powered down the system and pulled the battery out.  When I replaced the battery the system would no longer start if AC was not present. 
I have reseated the battery several times.  Windows 10 is telling me that Battery 1 is not present and Battery 2 is 100% and fully charged.  I do not have a second battery installed, just the single one.  
The ePSA diagnostics do not show any issues with the battery.  

A:Dell Latitute E6230 Battery Issue

I followed a suggestion found on another site to open device manager, expand batteries, remove battery entries and then refresh.  The batteries are reinstalled as expected and now I get Battery 1 is 100% and fully charged and Battery 2 is not present, but my laptop will still not run on battery power. if I power down, remove AC and press the power button, nothing happens.  If I replace the AC plug, then the battery charge light illuminates for a moment and then goes dark.  

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can someone help me plz if i slightly tilt my laptop with left side higher than right hand side its ok but tends to stall when flat seems to be like a clock ticking when flat has i lift starts working again

A:Dell 610c Lattitude Using Win Xp Pro

could it be overheating when flat and the cooling fan can't get enough air?have you cleaned it?here's a scary picturehttp://icrontic.com/img/3524

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I do not know enough about pc. I have a dell E6420 laptop. My neice was trying to load adobe reader. She came and told me the screen was flickering and the color was blue and pink art work. I restarted it and remove from the download folder adobe.
The screen is now pink, until you enter the password, then it becomes blue and pink swirl artwork.
I perform SFC scannow, CHKDSK on the command line, and perform tests by pressing F12; in all cases no defect was found. I also perform diagnostic test in safe mood.
i think she may have dropped and did not tell me.[note]
I plugged an external monitor and the display is okay. Question: do I have a driver problem or defective screen, board or cable. Thank you for any help.

A:Dell lattitude Screen

Hi Jaydeen,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Do you see any changes if you move the LCD screen back and forth?
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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Hi everyone,
My name is sylvio and live in canada(up north ) cold cold cold,
I am having problems with my laptop.I cant get in due to no administrative password.This is a laptop that was purchased locked.
All i get is the gray screen explaining the problem.I see that i,m not the only one with this problem from reading some of the blogs here.
Can someone out there help me please?
Thanks ...Sylvio....service tag # is FMOTT11-595B

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bios locks up as soon as you boot up
should the bios be reset or replace the board?
i tried the cpu is fine
was checked out....works just fine ..any suggt....?

A:Dell C600 Lattitude

Welcome to Techspot!
Before you go off changing Mb's do some reading over at Dell ,they have diagnostics etc. that may deal with your problem.
I know you can flash the Bios/setup programs ,that might work.

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My father just got this "fresh" notebook from his job (wiped clean, and the DVD drive mysteriously replaced with a floppy drive)

Anyway he called me up and asked me to install a fresh OS on it for him, however halfway through I started to hear what sounded like the hard drive screeching/ or grinding against something.

So of course I immediately shut it off and remove it to see whats up, didn't find anything out of the ordinary with the hard drive itself (TOSHIBA), stuck it back in and suddenly "Primary Hard Disk not found", checked setup and made sure it was still set to on.

I also noticed that one of the fans has stopped running completely. Not too sure about this but I think either the hard drive miraculously went bad the day I got it, or some power isn't getting to where it needs to be.

If you guys haven't noticed, I'm a n00b when it comes to laptops (never owned one and never will), if I left anything vital out please let me know, specs are below
Hard drive
Toshiba 80GB

Pentium M (Dothan)


Amt of RAM
512 MB (max 2048 MB)

Nvidia GeForce FX Go5650

video RAM

mic-in, earphone-ouy

video RAM

A:Dell Lattitude D800

This doesn't sound good.
Remove the HD and make sure your connections are correct and seated properly.
Look for and clean any dust/dirt.

"Never owned one, never will"? I'll wager you eat those words someday.

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Okay so I recently installed Windows 7 on my dad's old Dell Dimension 5000. Install went fine was using it for a few hours with no issues whatsoever. I put a game on to download from Steam, went downstairs for a few hours and when I came back the screen was off and the power button was pulsing, like it was in standby mode. So I hit enter and the computer tries to reboot but when it gets past the Dell splash screen I get a black screen with:

"Error auto-sensing secondary hard disk drive0
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility"

I hit F1 and I got:

"NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Restarting just brings me back to the same error and the same chain of events. I've been into the setup utility, set everything back to defaults and I still get the same error. Under the boot sequence section it reads:

1. Onbaord or USB Floppy Drive
2. Onboard SATA Hard Drive (not present)
3. Onboard IDE Hard Drive (not present)
4. Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive

So for whatever reason my computer is no longer recognising my hard drive (only one in there, 160gb). From reading around it sounds like I may need to replace the drive completely but I wanted to know if there are any options to try and fix it without resorting to that. I'm not bothered about getting my data off there as I had just backed everything up and it was literally a fresh install of Windows 7. Much obliged.

Update: It's now just saying "No boot device ... Read more

A:Solved: Hard Drive error on Dell Dimension 5000 (HDD not recognised any more)

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Has anyone else been getting this stupid no error message when trying to install WiDi on a recent laptop?
The laptop does originally come with WiDi working perfectly but as I am in the school department we are running a custom windows 7 32x Pro OS.
The specs are:
i5-3320m CPU (HD4000)
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN Wireless apapter


A:Issues installing WiDi on Dell Latitude E6230

You have to make sure that the WiDi driver is compatible with this laptops hardware. If it is, the internal WiDi adapter may be bad

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Hello,I have an Dell Latitude E6230 and i want to buy a wwan card .I read something about whitelisted cards that works on dell laptops.Is this information true?
If yes what LTE card i can buy to use in Romania on those bands :
4G TDD 2600Mhz (band 38) and 4G FDD 2100Mhz (band 1) ?
Thank you

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My laptop does is not booting now, all of a sudden, after it went for a reset with some igdmk64.sys error/failure.
When I press the power button, the HDD LED just blinks once briefly and there is no further activity. I presume it is not even loading the bios (as I dont see anything on the screen).
I tried the static discharge step (remove battery & power adapter, hold power for 20-30 sec, put back adapter and try power button wt fn key to enter diagnostics OR put battery & adapter and try poer button to see led etc - but no success).
When I put the battery & power adapter and press the power on button, the HDD LED blinks for a moment (and goes off permanently) and the Power LED stays on forever.  There is no further action of any sort.  The LED status is as follows (after that initial HDD LED flash):HDD LED; OFFPower LED: ON / SOLIDWireless LED: OFFWhat is the way forward to make this lappie boot up now? Pl. suggest the approach/steps.

A:My latitude e6230 does not boot - not even till dell logo

Unplug the system, remove or disconnect the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove and reinstall both memory modules and the hard drive.
Try powering up on AC only  - if it will but won't with the battery, the battery is bad.
If it still won't power up, remove the hard drive and see if you can get to a POST screen.  If you can, the hard drive has failed.
If you still get nothing, the mainboard has failed.

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i have laptop dell latitude  E6230 .when i purched the laptop battery timing is 5 plus hour and now battery problem that. battery option is show this massage . the battery one is nit available for use. what kind of problem. kindly tell me.

Xperts mary laptop dell latitude e6230 ha us ma ya problem ha.

A:laptop dell latitude E6230 battery problem

Hi ,
Thank you for writing to us!
We suggest you to run power troubleshooter and check if it helps.

PressWindows + X key.
SelectControl panel.
In the search box, typeTroubleshooter and then clickTroubleshooting.
Click on Power and Click on Next button.

Also calibrate the battery ,also check in BIOS if the battery is detected .Kindly let us know if the functionality of the system is being effected .
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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Hi. I'm currently using Intel(R) HD graphic 4000. Is it possible upgrade my graphic card? If yes, what card is compatible to my laptop?

A:Upgrade graphic card for laptop dell e6230

It would require a mainboard/CPU/heatsink replacement, were there a board that would fit -- and for this one, it appears that nothing other than integrated video was ever offered -- so -- no.

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Does anyone know the key or combination of keys to access the BIOS for a Dell Latitude CPi Laptop?
Any help is appreciated.

A:Access the BIOS on Dell Lattitude CPi

looks like most Dell's use F2

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i hav a d610 without a bluetooth can any1 tell me the exact part number 4 Internal bluetooth for Dell D610 there Part # 1U746 and Part # W9242 i'm confussed so can some1 either give a link 2 the part i need thankss

A:Dell Lattitude D610 Bluetooth


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I hope someone here can help with my question.. My new Dell Lattitude D630 with Windows 7 istalled was bought from Amazon. I've owned it only 8 days now. I'm so glad I have it. I've never owned a Dell laptop before, only Dell desktops.
My question is, why is my screen dim when the computer is on, and plugged into the outlet with the cable? Let me clarify. During the day when I have the laptop on, whether plugged to an outlet or not, the screen brightness is fine. In the dark, with no lights on or any light source pointed at or around the laptop, the screen is very dim. When I turn on lights the screen goes back to its full brightness. Is this a normal function of the Dell Lattitude D630 or is my laptop faulty? Does this laptop have some sort of light sensitivity that it needs a source of light to power the screen brightness? I hope someone can clear this up for me. Thank you.

A:Dell Lattitude D630 - Why does my screen go dim?

Hi TracyDellLover,
The ?Ambient Light Sensor? is available in the Latitude D 630 laptop. The feature of this sensor is mentioned below.
This field configures lets you enable or disable the ambient light sensor in the computer. This setting has no effect when the computer is operating on AC power.
Off ? the ambient light sensor is turned off. You control the brightness of the system's LCD panel using the brightness hot keys (<Fn> and the up-arrow key and <Fn> and the down-arrow key) and the Brightness fields in this program.
Enabled ? the ambient light sensor is enabled. The sensor will automatically change the brightness of the system's LCD panel based on the amount of light in the environment. When the system is in a bright environment, the sensor will increase the brightness of the LCD panel. When the system is in a dimly lit environment, the sensor will decrease the brightness of the system's LCD panel.
The factory default setting is off.

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I have an external hard drive with just an USB port. I want to use it for my HD PVR on television as additional memory. but it take an eSATA cable. Can I use an USB - eSATA converter for this purpose?

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I bought a Lenovo Ideacentre Y900, and I'm trying to add 2 SSDs. The motherboard has 6 SATA ports, I've attached a photo, the two on the left are the normal SATA ports I'm used to. What are the other 4 ports? Are they eSATA? If so how do I connect them to the new SSD I just bought? On Amazon I found a SATA to eSATA Cable:
Amazon.com: SATA to eSATA Cable: Computers & Accessories
Would this do the job?

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My Dell e6420 laptop originally Windows 8 with upgrade to Windows 10 worked fine for months after upgrade but recently the touchpad is giving problems. The cursor moves skittishly, or slowly, or freezes. I've tried f12 diagnostics which shows no problems then touchpad works but fails again. I downloaded Alps touchpad driver off Dell website, but forgot to delete old driver. Now when I look in the task manager it shows Alps driver twice with different icons and did not before. ( Each takes .5 mb and seems dumb having both going) Please advise if I should delete both and start over or how to id and delete the oldest one) Still not sure a new driver was going to fix the problem but I'll cross that bridge if it comes. Also, while thinking of duplicate processes I would like to clean out unecessary ones but don't know how to figure out what is junk and what is not?

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