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Q: Dell not recognizing ext USB HDD

I've got an E1705 and in the Hardware Wizard I get USB to IDE Bridge when I try to use this Toshiba ext USB HDD. Any thought's, ...screamer

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So, initially this Dell came setup with a factory OS on the PCIE based NVME drive.
Recently we re-installed the OS, but the OS setup was not seeing the NVME drive, yet, Bios was reporting it. So we setup the OS on an EVO SSD. We then cloned it over to the NVME after realizing Windows was detecting its presence. Everything worked well, we removed the Samsung Evo and the PC had used the NVME based cloned OS for a few days, but now it decided to lose track of the NVME and only boots into start up repair. Nothing you do does anything; last known good config, restore(none created), chkdsk(doesn't find issues), SFC /Scannow doesn't run(Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation). I then noticed that startup repair fails with a Log file "D:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt.
Clearly the OS now thinks the secondary 2TB drive is now C. I can't help but wonder if this was the reason I couldn't natively install the OS onto the NVME in the first place. There must be some startup delay on the NVME where the order gets shuffled around. Yet, the NVME is still the first boot device in Bios. so nothing has changed there. Ran diags and both drives pass. I unplugged the secondary SATA-based 2TB drive and that at least causes the startup repair failure to end with "Log file C:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt"
I've had these sort of issues with Precisions in the past.  They aren't as friendly with drive re-... Read more

A:Dell Precision 5810 no longer recognizing Dell NVME PCIE card drive

If the drive was in RAID then that's probably why it doesn't like it. Probably since the PC does not see it as a logical hard drive but as a RAID drvie.

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My daughter has a Dell Dimensions 2350 running windows XP home edition. She has been having monitor problems. At first she thought it was the monitor because the screen wasn't showing all of the page. It was as though part of the pages she was on were hidden beyond view and the contents were larger than she remembered them being before. She lives 3 hours away so I tried to walk her through adjusting her resolution through the display properties via telephone. She was unable to move the resolution bar or change the color from 16 bit to 32 bit. (it didn't give a 32 bit option at all).

I thought maybe her monitor driver needed to be updated. She had a Dell M990 connected to it. Could not find Dell's M990 listed on their driver support page. She had another Monitor - A Dell E773c. I told her to disconnect the old one and hook up that one. The same thing occurred, screen not large enough for context and unable to change resolution or color.

I also had her check in her Device manager for both monitors when they were connected and no monitor showed at all. Not even a heading for a Monitor. It was as though there was not one installed at all. I tried to have her go through the install hardware wizard and see if it would locate one but nothing shows there either.

She has a CD that came with the computer to reload XP - but she is unable to save all of her photos and music so we want to use reinstalling XP as a last resort. Is there a certain driver, chipset? or "... Read more

A:Dell PC not recognizing Dell Monitors

She could go to the dell site and possibly download the Video Driver from there. Uninstall the existing driver, reboot and install the newly downloaded driver. here is the link. Of course you would have to determine which of the two drivers is needed. http://support.dell.com/support/dow...=DIM_PNT_CEL_2350&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=
 

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hey guys
i have a dell that wont recognize hdd
works great in other computers
tried cable select
tried master
even tried putting on secondary,slave, and cable select
all on same ribbon
single ribbon
even tried disconnecting hdd and power up then doing it all over again
bios is set to auto on all
recognizes cd though
got it to try to install os xp once or twice
goes through process looks like it will install
then says cant find hdd press f3
even tried changing bios to something besides auto
restart
then resetting it to auto
optiplex gx 400
reset bios and did it all over again to no avail
tamper jumper is off all the time
successfully installed xp once and worked fine
i don't get it
thanks:dead:
 

A:Dell not recognizing HDD

You need to go into the setups that you get on the Optiplex using F2 and F12, and slowly carefully reconsider every setting...
Your can reset the entire computer, or you can reset each individual cable and device on a SATA connection.
Keep notes on what you do,..

Alternately, your placing the hard drive in another computer may hbe rendereed it undetectable, and you may need to run a Repair Install of your Dell Windows Disk... (Not the Repair Console)... I am not sure Repair Install will work on that model, unless you have Windows XP MCE or Windows XP Professional... Many Dells will not do the repair install off of Dell Windows XP Home
 

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Hello all,

I have a dell inspiron 580 and it refuses to detect my NVidia GeForce 8400gs gpu. How can I fix this?

The bios doesn't have a disable onboard graphics option, sadly.

A:Dell inspiron 580 not recognizing gpu

First, make sure you have it correctly and fully seated on the motherboard. What I see this does not require a separate power supply connection but if it does, that is probably the problem.

Second, "clear CMOS" by (with the PC Powered Off) removing the CR2032 backup battery on the motherboard for at least 10 minutes. Reinstall the battery, observing polarity, and then power on and see if its detected.

Do you get any Beeps when you first power one, and if you do post what they are so I can cross reference it to the Dell diagnosic beep chart.

Finally, the video card may be bad.

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Hey guys,

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. I recently got a Dell monitor (custom PC), and at the same time as installing it I installed a new 550W power supply and did a repair install of windows.

Everything is in order except my video card and monitor are not recognized. I tried deleting and then reinstalling my videocard drivers (ATI Rage 128 Pro), but Catalyst 5.10 told me to install a standard VGA driver for my monitor first. I tried to find a driver off of Dell's website (though I'm aware that monitors don't really *have* drivers, I'm also aware that Dell is odd), but the only one I could find doesn't have install directions for XP.

Being the bold guy that I am, I tried to figure it out myself; desktop--properties--settings--advanced---driver yields: "VgaSave Display Controller" with no options to do anything (update...?) except "stop" and changing the startup option - its currently listed as system. Other attempts to install that driver manually worked out in similar fashion.

So then I turn to microsoft but where they tell me to right click on video adapter (step #2 under "Forcing Windows to Use the Standard VGA Mode Drivers Without Having to Use Safe Mode"), I can't see it in the first place.


I can give you guys more information if you need it, I can't think of anything else that'd be pertinent. Thanks again!

A:recognizing Dell monitor

There should be an .inf for the monitor, If this moniter was reconized before.
Look in Winnt,system32, spool, drivers,color and see if there is a file there that matches you monitor mod no. When it asks for the driver point it there.

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Good day everyone!
This is my first post to the forums, as I am a recent Dell convert - Dell monitors, a tower and speakers all make up my new workstation! One thing I wanted to do to improve performance from the get go was to use a solid state drive as a boot drive as well as some storage for some intensive games (like Flight Simulator) and for work. This is the drive I chose:
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-850-EVO-2-5-Inch-MZ-75E500B/dp/B00OBRE5UE/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1473820312&sr=1-1&keywords=samsung+850+evo+500gb

I did not, however, do as the installation had recommended by connecting it to the USB port with a SATA to USB converter because I had forgotten to buy one, and decided to forego that step and just install it straight in the case, using one of the spare hookups for power for the HDDs and plugging in the SATA cable to the motherboard. The SATA cable I had no issue with, but the cord for the power supply may not be fully plugged in (I heard a click, but the cord is a little short).
I went to go clone the drive with the included Samsung Magician/Data Migration tool and all went well, it only took about 4 minutes to clone the OS (nothing else is installed yet basically). I was hoping that the changes would have turned the SSD into a hard drive/boot drive, but when I turned it back on, the OS was still booting from the old C: drive.
I went inside device manager and the SSD shows, but it's not being recogniz... Read more

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Every time I start my laptop, there's an error message that the AC adaptor isn't recognized, the battery won't charge... blah blah blah.
Now I don't care if it is recognized or not (it actually DOES charge, but Dell won't let you get away with using a non-Dell adaptor, so they punish you with this annoying message at each boot).

How can I have the computer skip this check so the message won't show?
 

A:Dell Laptop not recognizing AC adaptor

You can't- sorry!
 

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I do some computer work on the side as a hobby. Recently was given a Dell Dimension 2400 to look at as all it would do when booted was give the old "blue screen of death." Found the hard drive LOADED with viruses which led me to reformatting the HD to rid them. There were over 300 viruses on this drive! Since reformatting, when I load XP...it acts like it is installing (except HD light does not flash) but when it boots from the drive after installing...it's like NOTHING IS THERE! Only get black screen with blinking cursor! I have tried another HD...same thing! Although, these same drives give no problems in another PC I tried them in. And if I look at the drive through Windows explorer...it shows the files are all there.
Any suggestions???

Thanks!
Tom

A:Dell desktop not recognizing reformatted HD

Look in BIOS to see what the boot order is . . and if the HDD is included

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Hello,
I have a Dell 960 3 in 1. A while back I put in a re manu cartridge and it seems as though that screwed up something. Now there are factory Dell Cartrtidges in the printer and the printer still recognizes them as foreign. Error message is "Right Cartridge is incorrect." I have done all the reseting and turning off. Please help. Thank you.
al
 

A:Dell Printer INK Problem NOT RECOGNIZING

Not sure what the problem might be, maybe you need to buy a new cartridge, http://www.PrinterInkPrices.com has good new and used printer cartridges at low prices, buy the ink again, if the same error keeps coming up then you might have a hardware problem.
 

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My HP computer crashed and I bought a used Dell Optiplex GX620 Pentium D 3.00GHz. I tried to connect my HP monitor (vs15c LCD), and it doesn't recognize it. Do I have to get a Dell cord in order for it to work or is it something else? Since I can't use the monitor, I have no idea if the dell computer even works, just that it powers on. (I do know my monitor is working fine.)

Any suggestions?
 

A:Dell computer not recognizing HP monitor

Hi Hehoward, and welcome to TSG.

1) Do the computer's diagnostic lights show a normal boot up of the motherboard?
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/tools00.htm#wp1114558

2) When you say you know the monitor is working fine, do you mean that the same monitor and same VGA cord work OK on another computer?

3) If the answer to the first two questions is "Yes", with the monitor connected and turned on, try turning on the computer and tapping the F8 function key right away. This should display a low resolution Windows start selection. If you do get a display of the menu, then choose Safe Mode.

You should then be able to try different higher resolutions to see if one works on your display.
 

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Hi.
Yesterday, I restored my Inspiron 15 to it's factory settings.
Post-reset, I installed all drivers for Windows 8 directly from the Dell website except for the AMD driver which I took from the AMD website (just wanting to get the latest directly from the source, I guess). I also used that "Dell Detect" thingy to make sure I have all the latest drivers for everything.
After installing, everything worked great, but I realized that when the display turns off / when I shut down the laptop / when I close the lid, it does not turn off the computer or hibernating it or making go to sleep - it just keep running but there is no display, total darkness. Trying to press the power button / F4-F5 / any other button-pressing related solution did not work, only hard-reset.
Googling this issue, I found that it is very common, and many people with almost brand new Dell laptops, just like me, have encountered the same problem. After much research, I found some suggested solutions. In most of the solutions offered it was said that doing so would cause the system to mainly use the Intel Graphics HD card and not the AMD, meaning that for games and graphics, the AMD won't matter, which doesn't seem to be fair after paying extra exactly so I can have a dedicated card.
Either way, I started with the first which was using Windows Update. After checking the Windows Update updates list, I saw 2-graphic card related items - something called Graphics Adapter WDDM, one for the AMD car... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 15 with Windows 8 is not recognizing AMD Rad

Hi, if I`m correct you have installed the Windows update without uninstalling the Catalyst Control Centre. You should first uninstall CCC and then install the driver from Windows Update. The sleep issue is very common - if the latest drivers from AMD didn't work for you, you should try those provided by your PC manufacturer.
Note: completely uninstall Catalyst software before installing different driver.

Good luck, werty

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Hi all, happy Holidays

I have a Dell Latitude E4300 that was given to me by my father. It was a mess with spyware and viruses so I wiped it clean, and reinstalled Vista. Now it doesn't recognize the drivers anymore. I can't connect to the internet via wireless or by cable. The device manager shows those yellow caution signs under other devices (Base System Device, Broadcom Controller, Network Controller, SM Bus Contoller and Video Controller). It also shows one for the VGA Graphics Adapter. When I expand them in Device Manager it says "the drivers for this device are not installed." I tried to download from Dell.com but it didn't work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been using Mac's, because of work, the past 6 years and I've lost my familiarity with PC's. I know nothing about Vista or this computer.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Dell Latitude not recognizing drivers?

was vista originally installed on the PC
there should be a label with a TAG number on the PC - post that back here
 

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All of a sudden this laptop stopped going to windows so I tried reinstalling the OS but it does not load, I tried another HDD but same deal, looking in the BIOS I am not seeing the HDD listed and running the onboard diagnostics, it shows the HDD test as "short test", my guess is it is not recognizing the HDD? Help please? BTW, Knoppix loads fine.

A:Dell Inspiron E1505 not recognizing HDD?

Laptop manufacturer and model?
 
Louis

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I've been experiencing this problem for approximately six months on and off.

Intermitently, when I go to attach a USB device (memory stick or ipod) I get the pop up "USB Device Not Recognized."

At this point, nothing I attach will be recognized

In the Device Manager whatever I attach is listed as an Unknown Device.
I check the Properties and get the advice "No drivers are installed for this devices"
I've tried right clicking and Updating the Driver Software but get the response:
"Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date".
I check the Properties again and still get the advice "No drivers are installed for this devices"

I've tried uninstalling the driver and restarting the PC without success.

The only thing Dell could suggest was to uninstall the Family USB Universal Host Controllers in the Device Manager and restart. This works sometimes but after a day or so the problem re occurs.

Usually I have to keep re starting until the PC finally recognizes whatever I'm trying to attach. Sometimes it starts recognizing whatever I'm attaching if i leave it for a while.

I have a Dell Vostro 200 with Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit

Anyone?

A:Dell Vostro sometimes not recognizing USB devices

Try updating your chipset and USB drivers.

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Aloha,I have a dell monitor that has only HDMI and other inputs. I have it connected to a Pavillion desk top that only has dvi outputs. I am using a startech dvi-d to hdmi adapter. I have downloaded the driver for the dell monitor. If I just plug it in to the desktop it does not pick it up. If I hook the old monitor up to the other dvi input and have them both plugged in the dell does work. If I turn the computer off, again it wont pick up the dell monitor on start up.Might it be the adapter?

A:dell monitor not recognizing pavillion tower

The issue is the adapter. There shouldn't be a need for a driver.

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hey all,

i recently did a clean install of win 7 home premium 64bit from win vista 32bit - after everything was installed, i noticed Windows 7 is not recognizing my video card (won't show up in my device manager) - so installing new drivers (from nvidia or dell) isn't getting me anywhere.

any advice or suggestions??

A:not recognizing my nVIDIA 8600 on Dell XPS 1530

NVIDA Driver Install - Start To Finish...

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This problem appear at all Dell models...from our experience specially after a dc power jack replacement the laptop doesn't recognize the batery or AC-DC adapter...we try reseting the bios by removing the CMOS batery, didn't fix it...the only fix we found so far it's a replacement ac adapter or battery...it worked in all cases...the place to buy it...the cheaper but not the safer...ebay...buy it on your risk...if further solution found pls reply back or place an inquire at www.nydatapc.com
 

A:Dell laptop not recognizing AC-DC adapter or battery

power adapter lead gone off when pug in the laptop but the laptop wont turn on. dell d 610. what do i do pls.
 

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I purchased a used Optiplex 7010 MT from ebay, but I am starting to wonder if there is a problem with the motherboard, specifically with one of the system memory channels. 
The PC came with a single Nanya brand RAM Module 4GB (DDR3-1600) DIMM located in the slot #2 position.
I tried to upgrade the RAM using some G.Skill Ripjaws X RAM (DDR3-1600), 4GB x 4, with all slots filled.
The PC will not post or even get to the PSA Diagnostics. Instead the Power button flashes 2,3 which indicates "system board, memory or CPU failure"
So I played around a bit, and I discovered that I can put ANY of the RAM in slots 2 or 4, and the Computer will post and runs fine, but if I put any RAM in slots 1 or 3, (with or without any RAM installed in slots 2 or 4) then I get the same error code, "system board, memory or CPU failure".
This tells me that my RAM is fine, since the system WILL recognize it in slots 2 & 4.
I even tried installing the Nanya RAM module in Slot 1 and in slot 3, by itself, and the error persists.
I have even tried upgrading the BIOS Firmware. It's currently running BIOS version A20, with no solution to the problem.
The system is currently function fine with 4GB RAM sticks in slots 2 & 4, for a total of 8GB, although when I check the BIOS status, it shows that the 8GB of RAM is in "Single Channel mode"
My question is:
Is my motherboard faulty, or is there some setting I need to select before my system will recognize the RAM in Sl... Read more

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My Dell Inspiron 1501 (out of warranty and running XP Pro if that matters) has stopped recognizing the AC adapter. The adapter is a recent genuine Dell replacement for an older one that would no longer charge the battery, the second one I had had to replace because of the "AC adapter not recognized" error. It worked fine for a few weeks, and its green LED still goes on when plugged into the outlet, but now the icon in the system tray is the battery icon, not the AC icon, and the remaining battery time keeps decreasing. There is no error message; it just acts as if the AC adapter isn't there. The plug feels wobbly in the socket, so something is loose.

Googling around for information suggests that depending on what's wrong, it could be fixed with a bit of soldering, or the motherboard may need to be replaced (i.e., time to get a new computer). I've done minor repairs inside desktops, swapping out memory, drives, etc., but nothing that involved soldering. I'm also considering getting a spare battery and an external charger and swapping between batteries to keep it running -- it's a decent machine apart from its power problems and I'd rather not have to replace it just yet.

Questions:
- How can I tell whether the socket can just be re-soldered or the motherboard really would need to be replaced for the AC adapter to be recognized again?
- If it may be relatively simple to fix, are instructions available online? Pictures or diagrams would ... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1501 not recognizing AC adapter

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600 (4 years old) with a CD RW drive and a CD/DVD read only drive. The CD RW drive works just fine.
I have never used the DVD drive, but now I am trying to install a new graphics software program from a DVD and the drive does not recognize it. I have gone through all the troubleshooting options, but nothing helps. The computer keeps telling me the drive is working fine.

The drive also does not recognize CDs. I tried working with the "Autoplay" adjustments but I'm not sure which type of file to pick since this isn't music or video. I tried an interesting variety, but nothing helped. When I put the DVD in, the light flickers three or four times and goes out. When I click on the drive it just says, "please insert a disk into the drive," even though the DVD is already in there. The drive is a Samsung DVD-ROM SD-616E. I looked for a driver update on their website but found nothing.

It seems the computer sees it as a CD drive, but shows its location as zero (0). I tried deactivating the other CD RW drive which is shown as in location (1) but that made no difference.

I am not computer illiterate but also not a computer tech expert, and relatively poor, so I want to be careful not to inactivate my entire computer (which is, of course, out of warranty) trying to fix the problem.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
 

A:Dell Dimension 4600 DVD drive not recognizing DVDs

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Hi.

Yesterday, I restored my Inspiron 15 to it's factory settings.
Post-reset, I installed all drivers for Windows 8 directly from the Dell website except for the AMD driver which I took from the AMD website (just wanting to get the latest directly from the source, I guess). I also used that "Dell Detect" thingy to make sure I have all the latest drivers for everything.

After installing, everything worked great, but I realized that when the display turns off / when I shut down the laptop / when I close the lid, it does not turn off the computer or hibernating it or making go to sleep - it just keep running but there is no display, total darkness. Trying to press the power button / F4-F5 / any other button-pressing related solution did not work, only hard-reset.

Googling this issue, I found that it is very common, and many people with almost brand new Dell laptops, just like me, have encountered the same problem. After much research, I found some suggested solutions. In most of the solutions offered it was said that doing so would cause the system to mainly use the Intel Graphics HD card and not the AMD, meaning that for games and graphics, the AMD won't matter, which doesn't seem to be fair after paying extra exactly so I can have a dedicated card.

Either way, I started with the first which was using Windows Update. After checking the Windows Update updates list, I saw 2-graphic card related items - something called Graphics Adapter WDDM, one for the AM... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 15 with Windows 8 is not recognizing AMD RadeonHD 8670M

This is a recurring problem for users of computers with "power-saving" dual video processors. It seems that unless you use the right drivers and install them in the proper order that you will get the sleep/hibernate problem.

Driver conflict amd radeon 8670M on windows 8.1, windows can't - Microsoft Community

Another thread here addresses a similar issue. Note that the drivers suggested probably won't be the ones for your system unless its model number is exactly the same so you will have to obtain the proper drivers for your system.

Laptop doesn't sleep or hibernate

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I have a dell inspriron 17r n7110. My hard drive was bad so I purchased a working hard drive. I took it apart and replaced the drive and made sure all connections were secure. Before I tried installing windows on the laptop I received the message BOOTMGR is missing press control+alt+delete to restart. So I restarted the laptop and used F12 to enter the boot menu. I chose boot from CD-RW/DVD drive. Windows loads all the files lets me select the language and agree to the terms. When it gets to the point to select a hard drive none is available. It prompts me to install a driver. I have verified the hard drive is being detected in the bios and after running all diagnostic and memory tests everything check out okay. The hard drive I installed is a Western Digital Blue 2.5 1tb laptop drive. I believe the model number is WD10JPVX. HELP!!! I need suggestions. I use this laptop for school and I am completely stumped by this one.
 

A:Solved: Dell N7110 not recognizing hard drive

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Hello All,
My laptop is not recognizing when headphones are connected. Sound will only play through the computer's speakers. How do I solve this issue. Also my laptop is running Windows 10. This issue started about a week ago and I've had the computer since December. 

A:Dell Inspiron 5548 Realtek not recognizing headphones

Hello. Test by switching between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If the headphones are recognized when using the native driver then the Realtek driver is buggy.

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my laptop suddenly stoped working while playing fifa 13, and after turning it on didnt start,after diagnosing i found hdd not recognizing ,what shall i do please help me i am in lot of trouble.
 

A:internal hdd not recognizing for my dell inspiron 5050 laptop

check if you can see it in the bios first

if not remove it and then put it back and see if you can now see it
 

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 I have a portable Seagate portable hard drive loaded on my computer...awhile back I safely un-pluged the harddrive for about a month and now the computer doesn't recgonize the Seagate product? From time to time I get a message saying I have 4171 files safely downloaded, I click on Computer and there is not an icon for Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex?   

A:Dell XP Professional not recognizing SeaGate GoFlex Hardrive

Does the drive show up in Disc Management? Does it work on other systems?
 
And about the message you see - when do you see it, where do you see it, and EXACTLY what does it say?

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Hello, I have a Dell Precision M4500 laptop which stopped recognizing the battery a couple months back. I have had the laptop for one year now with absolutely no problems up until this happened. I am pretty sure the battery is still good, it's not that old, but since the computer wont even recognize it is in, there's no way to check if it can charge. I am running Windows 7 64 bit. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated, maybe there is a fix before I have to shell out the money for a new battery.
 

A:Dell Precision M4500 stopped recognizing battery

Laptop batteries go bad any time, and they are considered to be "consumable" like paper is to a printer. Replace the battery and you should be okay
 

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I have connected an HDMI cable to the new Dell laptop which runs windows 10
I have inserted an DVI to HDMI adapter into the monitor and plugged in the HDMI cable.
(I want to extend my workspace on my laptop onto the monitor).
I've tested the set up of the cable and adapter using another laptop running Windows 7 and it all works fine.
However, my new Dell laptop does not seem to recognize the Dell monitor.
Please can you advise solution/s? 
Thanks

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Dell optiplex GX110
P3 800
On boot up, I periodically get a warning that the secondary hard drive is not recognized and to press F1 to boot or F2 to go into setup.
There is no second hard drive installed.

Any recommendations?

It's 10 years old.....reflash the bios?
A new cmos battery was installed 2 years ago....try another new battery?
ignore it and continue booting till what ever is wrong disables the computer?
Time to replace the computer?
Other?
 

A:Dell not recognizing secondary hard drive warning

I would try another cmos battery, no sense in giving up now, those old gx's are bullet proof.

I would not attempt a bios flash unless it is a last resort. Last bios version from Dell is A09

http://support.dell.com/support/dow...bIndex=&scanSupported=False&scanConsent=False

Does that have a socket or Slot processor?

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I am using miNI+MICRO hdmi to hdmi adapter to connect my S1 YOGA to my dell 2715q monitor , There is no signal coming from the laptop. The monitor works fine when connected to Mac book, so no issues with monitor. What is wrong with this laptop hDMI pin? Why lenovo has been so terribly bad in making laptops with all this issues? Reviewed others answers but does not finding anything helpful ... all answers are appreciated

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Hello, 
I have an inspiron 5755 with an AMD A8-7410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics. I am trying to connect my laptop to my external Dell U2211H monitor. 
I was a support technician for moer than 8 years, so here's what I've done so far, along with general issue information.
I was able to get the external monitor to work with the laptop for all of a day with a DVI to HDMI adapter. However it took some wiggling to get it to work and when it stopped working I purchased a Display Port to HDMI adapter in case the DVI port was the issue, which still isn't working. 
I have tested both adapters, and they both work fine. and I have tested the external monitor, which works fine. 
The monitor recognizes that it is plugged into something, but it says it is not receiving a signal from the laptop.
I know the monitor is good, both adapters are good and the HDMI cable is good. 
I've updated every driver I could find for the laptops current configuration (only thing Ive changed is more memory and an SSD Hard Drive, but it was working with both those in) and specifically for the R5 and this specific external monitor. I've also updated the BIOS to the latest "A15" version. 
Id really like this up and running again, so I'm open to ideas!

Its not something as simple as 'detect display' as no display is detected and the display settings show only one monitor.

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The internet connectivity works only wirelessly.  The direct connectivity (connecting the laptor with Cisco Router using a chord) works for sometime and goes off, and WiFi takes over.
Sounds like Dell has solution to this problem.  They tried all usual commonsense ideas and also changed the motherboard, but finally gave up or left it to fate.  There is no problem with Cisco EA3500 dual band router as I have other gadgets connected.  Tried with another another laptop (also Dell), changed chord, tried different slots in the router.
Dell 15 laptop is still covered under warranty.  
Can't Dell fix this problem?
Anyone has experienced this problem and still living with it without Dell taking initiatives to resolve?
thanks,
Shankar

A:Dell 15 7000 series Win10 Laptop not recognizing the ethernet adapter

Hello Shankar,

Please share the exact model number for the laptop. There is an option to disable the wifi when an an ethernet cord is connected to the system. Ideally this option would be there in the BIOS setup. I can get our database if you can share the exact model number. 

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Hi all.
I posted on the Windows 7 forums a short while ago: absolutely great feedback there - helped me create a Windows 7 and 10 ISO for some old computers we have.
We now have three PC's working: 1 new tower (windows 10) and two old DELL laptops, both of which where on their last legs!
One of them (this Dell Inspiron 5030N) was my daughters old one from several years ago. I was very close to sending it to recycling as it was barely responsive towards the end. However, my younger boy has started to 'play' on computers and I thought it might be a good idea to see if I could somehow make it just about usable.
To cut a long story short, I created a Windows 10 ISO and completely refreshed the machine. Suprisingly it works rather well (btw - I had to reflash the BIOS to A02 - similar to the other DELL I 'brought back to life').
The only issue is the internal wifi adapter: this runs quite slow - same with the other DELL laptop. I purchased a TP link TL WN823N and that works a treat (we use another one for the new PC tower). Yesterday I tried it in this DELL 5030 machine and again, worked a treat (from 65mps to the 144mps speeds the other machines have).
Youtube videos stall at this speed on this machine, hence me wanting to bump the speed up.
The internal wifi is named as Qualcomm.

However, since that first attempt, the laptop lost the recognition of it and it simply will not reconnect to the laptop.
I've installed (and reinstalled etc) the TP link official drivers (from bot... Read more

A:Windows 10 Dell Inspiron 5030N not recognizing TP LINK WN823N USB wifi

Since inserting the USB TPlink dongle this morning (and deleting the old TP link and realtek drivers) this has now appeared in Device manager: earlier it just listed two entries, both for Qualcomm.

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I have a Studio XPS 435T driving a U2913WM wide-format monitor (DVI cable) and it had been working perfectly at the 2560x1080 resolution for several years.  Then a few days ago I stepped out for a few hours leaving the computer on, and when I returned the display was changed to 1280x768 and everything looked horrible, all stretched out.  The 2560x1080 mode wasn't available as a display choice in the System menu any more!  I suppose windows update did something bad while I was out. 
Anyway, I just now fixed it by following the suggestion I found in another thread in this forum, titled "Windows 10 stopped recognising second monitor" (November 23).  The display adapter is "ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series", and although the device manager says no driver is required, when I used the Device Manager to choose "Update Driver" --> "Browse my computer for driver software" --> "Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer" ... lo and behold there were a number of drivers listed.  I selected the second-newest one, and the resolution problem was fixed.  Thanks guys!
There seemed to be three copies of the latest ATI Radeon driver 22.19.128.0 (dated 7/25/2017), so I chose the fourth one.(dated 1/13/2015).

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Hello experts,
I have connected 3 external monitors to my 9560 laptop via TB16 dock. 2 Dell 24" 4K monitors: 1) DP to DP and 2) miniDP to DP & 1 Dell 24" 1920-1080 via VGA-VGA connection. The 4K monitor with miniDP to DP constantly disconnects. What am i doing wrong here?
Thanks in advance,
Dilip

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Bought a X-rite i1 display calibrator to be able to hardware calibrate my Dell u2413 Monitor but there seems to be a communication problem with win 10 even though there is a win 10 driver installed for the monitor. Is there a solution to this for win 10? Otherwise I don't have much us of the x-rite since im not interested in software calibration...
Plz help?

A:Dell u2413 Monitor not recognized by Dell Display Manager or Dell Ultrasharp Calibration Solution

You might get a better response if you re-post this in the Monitors forum.
Be sure to mention the PC model and the video port being used when you post over there.

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Hi all,
I'm interested in your strategies for getting updates for your Dell laptops.
When I got my XPS 15, I subscribed to the Technical Updates service, to receive emails about updates.
That was before I realised my laptop came with the Dell Update application, which advises me of updates via notifications.
I was a bit uncomfortable having two sources of updates. Am I wasting bandwidth downloading the same update twice? Am I overwriting a newer update from one source with an older update from the other source? etc
And I've recently had the SupportAssist 'plugin' installed. Lo and behold, it's Drivers and Downloads section is also suggesting updates.
Do I need all three of these?
I'm tempted to unsubscribe from the emails, uninstall SupportAssist, and just rely on Dell Update. Am I going to miss any important updates if I do this?
Thanks for your help.

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Hello,
Should I be using Dell Update to keep my XPS 13 9360 up-to-date, or the Dell website?
The Dell website seems to have more up-to-date software and drivers, whereas Dell Update says that I'm up-to-date.
Thanks..

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I have recently installed XP Professional onto my partitioned hard-drive(the other side has Win98se)but cannot seem to get it to recognize my cd drive...i have attempted to load the software for the Asus 50x cd player but to no avail...I have tried from Win98(where I had to install the OS from)and I have attempted to boot up with the player software...does not work...control panel and system information(hardware)does not show it even installed...
Anyone have any suggestions?

Also,when booting up my computer,i have the option of which OS I want to use...when I choose XP it takes a long long time to load up...I cannot find anything anywhere that would cause this ridiculously long boot up...
Win98se takes a fraction of the time...
Once again,suggestions?
thanks in advance
 

A:XP not recognizing cd

Does your motherboard have UATA Drive controllers?

If it does, then XP may not correctly function if you didn't load the drivers at the start of the installation. Also, if you're running a 3rd party controller, such as a Promise Controller, the drivers needed to be loaded during setup as well.
 

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I have a PC that is not recognizing a 128 mg Dimm.
The PC now has 4, 8 Mg simms. I removed the Simms and added the Dimm but I am getting a memory beep error on boot up.

I am not sure of the name of the motherboard (it has a model number of "MS5129 Ver. 1", but there is a set of dip switches next to the memory slots. Is it possible these dip switch need to be set differently to recognize the Ram?

FYI the PC is a Pentium 120
 

A:PC not recognizing RAM

You need to figure out who makes your motherboard so you can go to their website and find out what to set those dipswitches to.

If you can't find manufacturer's name search altavista or some other engine for that model number it may take a while to find the site but you should find it sooner or later.
 

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Each time I insert any USB flash drive into my new Dell E520, it tells me:
"The disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?"
The same flash drive works on different PC's

Any help will be appreciated

Thanks

ee
 

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Hardware:
PC: HP Pavilion dv7
Drive: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7581S ATA Device
Media: Memorex DVD+R DL

Software:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Programs: DVDfab 6, AVS Video Converter 6, imgburn, Alcohol 120%, Windows DVD Maker

Problem: No matter which program I'm in (including "Computer") it keeps telling me there's nothing in the drive. Right on the side on my DVD drive it has a symbol saying it reads and writes DVD+R DL. I get the same result with all of the above programs. All of my drivers are up to date. It recognized a DVD+R DL disc one time, but when I tried to burn to it, DVDfab gave me an "error 122" message almost immediately after it started burning. That's the only time it has recognized a DL disc.
 

A:Not recognizing DVD+R DL

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Im looking to find someone to chat with for 10min to help me troubleshoot this problem Im having with a PC I just bought. I built my own PC and am very literate but I cannot find a fix for this problem also Im clueless when it comes to AMD. It would be preferred if you have discord or something to fix this fast in 10min, but im fine with messages.
 

A:PC not recognizing GPU

The forum rules here state that all help must be given in the form of replies here in your thread.

Tell us the problem and the hardware in the PC and we will try to help.
 

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I have an old PC that I'm hoping to install Linux onto. I removed the HDD and installed it into my DELL PC so that I could format the HDD. Once I reinstalled the HDD back into the old PC, it is not recognized. Did I miss a step or something?

It's the only HDD.
 

A:Old PC not recognizing HDD

The BIOS has to recognize before anything else. Change the settings there. You should have an option in the bios something like "HDD Detection". Since I dont know your specifics I cant offer any more advice.
 

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Hi, I have recenlty bought Samsung 850 Evo SSD to replace my 750 GB HDD on HP G6. It looks like SSD is not recognized by the BIOS. Also, i dont see an option to change SATA to AHCI in bios.  My BIOS is insideh20 Version F .37. Please help.

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Windows is failing to recognize my external USB HD.

I'm running XP Pro SP2
Recently scanned with AVG and Spybot
The only programs running at the time were:
GAIM
Firefox 2.0

I've had this hard drive for 3 year and it's always worked with this computer. I was watching a movie I had stored on it and suddenly Windows decided it wouldn't recognize the drive. I've tried all 8 ports on my computer and nothing. I've also tried the ideas from this post http://www.techsupportforum.com/f149...nal+hard+drive
and that didn't work.

A:Not recognizing USB HD

3 years is pretty long to depend on a hard drive. Dont get me wrong Ive
got 7 years outta drives. Run your diagnostics for drive, floppy boot disk
whatever. If it doesnt check out, you would suspect a bad drive. If it
does not see it at all, it may be the external usb enclosure. To eliminate
this problem take drive out of enclosure, set it to slave, on the primary
ide channel. Might work might not, depends on ntfs or a fat32 enviornment.

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