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SimpleDrive 160 I would like to know where to go to get the software to download and install to my Dell computer .

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  • hoganbrm Feb 20, 2008

    i am trying to change the file system from NTFS to FAT32. I have windows vista and it is not giving me the option to change it to fat32. Is there anythind i can do to change it?

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2008

    pls, i can't find the driver for windows vista.

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Www.simpletech.com, for win98 drivers

Posted on May 23, 2008

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Simple enough to do. look for a software that does this thing like PartitionMagic. this will convert drives from fat32 to ntfs while running on your desktop.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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Computer is not recognizing


If you have a SimpleTech SimpleDrive connected to your computer and you're experiencing problems with the external hard drive, there may be several reasons why it's malfunctioning.


Troubleshooting your computer can help rule out common problems and the possibility that the hard drive may be defective.


If you recently purchased the device and suspect there is something wrong with it, return the defective drive to SimpleTech or the reseller for a replacement.



Incompatible USB Port Problems


SimpleTech SimpleDrive plug and play options makes it easy for you to connect the device to your computer.

But you may encounter problems if your computer's USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports are not compatible with the external hard drive.


Make sure your ports are powerful enough to operate the drive. USB 2.0 ports are recommended, but if you're using an older computer with 1.0 ports, the hard drive will function much slower or you may receive an error message that the device is not compatible with your system.


Missing External Drive Letter


If you're unable to find the SimpleTech external hard drive's letter on your desktop after you have installed the drivers for the device, it's possible that the external drive may be assigned to another drive.

Sometimes, the hard drive is assigned to a network drive and you may need to manually change the drive's letter in Disk Management.


SimpleTech SimpleDrive Incorrectly Formatted


SimpleTech SimpleDrive is normally pre-formatted for Windows NTFS (New Technology File System), but Mac users may need to copy the backup software and reformat the external hard drive for FAT32 or Mac OS to be able to use the external drive.

If the external hard drive is not formatted correctly for your system, it may not function or work properly.


External Hard Drive Inaccessible
If you receive an error message that says "Drive Inaccessible," the SimpleTech SimpleDrive may not be able to read the service area of the platter. If the external hard drive emits a loud or abnormal sound, this could mean the device is failing. Test the drive on another computer to see if it is working properly. Otherwise, the external hard drive's surface area may be damaged or corrupted.

Replacing a Defective Hard Drive


You can return a defective hard drive that is under warranty to SimpleTech. The manufacturer will exchange the device if the seal is not broken.


But if you break or tear the seal on the case, any warranty claims will not be accepted and the device will be returned back to you.


SimpleTech will only accept the device if you contracted a commercial data recovery company to retrieve critical data from the external hard drive and the seal needed to be broken.


Before returning the defective drive, you will need to secure a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) approval number from SimpleTech and furnish any invoices or documentation regarding the data recovery company's services


or if its a usb external drive you might need a usb 3 card installed on your computer your computer might not have enough usb output power


USB 3 card will provide more power when needed to the device to gain maximum throughput and conserve power when the device is connected but is idling

http://blog.premiumusb.com/2010/09/usb-2-0-vs-usb-3-0/


these can be purchased on Ebay cheap and easy to install

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PCI-e-PCI-Express-USB3-0-Card-new-NEC-720200AF1-chipset-/330608109325?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf9c7670d


for roughly $9 or $10free postage


hope this helps



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Vostro 3700 webcam not detected


Download and install the webcam drivers.

Get online and got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "Dell Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when requested. Download and install the Webcam drivers.


You have to open the webcam software to activate or start the webcam. There is no button to push or switch to turn on. The webcam software is somewhere in the program list. Click Start/Programs then search for any reference to webcam or camera. Sometimes the webcam might be inside one of the manufacturers folders in the program list so search the folders for it. Some manufacturers have something like Entertainment Experience that will open and show all the entertainment devices such as the dvd drive, webcam, media player, etc. if you see it click it to launch it then click on the webcam or camera icon.

Try using ManyCam

You can always download Manycam and install it. Go to www.google.com and in the search box type: "download.cnet.com" (without the quotes). Click on the link to go to the site. When the site opens look down on the left and you will see a gray area that says Find Software. Type "Manycam" (without the quotes) in the white search area then hit the search mirror. When it brings back your results look for the one that says ManyCam Virtual Webcam. Down load it and install it. Make sure you remove the check box on any junky programs it would like to install. You only want to install ManyCam, no additions whatsoever during the install. ManyCam is totally FREE and easy to use, and you will always know where your webcam software is.

May 18, 2012 | Dell Vostro 3700 Laptop Computer PC...

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Dell xps all in one camara


LOL, good luck, hope you don't have to put it in the shop because you'll be without everything on an All-In-One. The worst concept ever invented.

Try downloading and installing the webcam drivers.

Get online and got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "Dell Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when requested. Download and install the Webcam drivers.

You can always download Manycam and install it. Go to www.google.com and in the search box type: "download.cnet.com" (without the quotes). Click on the link to go to the site. When the site opens look down on the left and you will see a gray area that says Find Software. Type "Manycam" (without the quotes) in the white search area then hit the search mirror. When it brings back your results look for the one that says ManyCam Virtual Webcam. Down load it and install it. Make sure you remove the check box on any junky programs it would like to install. You only want to install ManyCam, no additions whatsoever during the install. ManyCam is totally FREE and easy to use, and you will always know where your webcam software is.

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Camera is not working


As i search i found the your dell has no built-in webcam.So whats your cam model?

Apr 27, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 9300 Notebook

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Laptop videocam is too dark


Try using the cam software to brighten it up. Maybe the room you are in does not have enough light.

You can always download and reinstall the webcam driver.

You can always download Manycam and install it. Go towww.google.com and in the search box type: "download.cnet.com"(without the quotes). Click on the link to go to the site. When thesite opens look down on the left and you will see a gray area that says FindSoftware. Type "Manycam" (without the quotes) in the whitesearch area then hit the search mirror. When it brings back your resultslook for the one that says ManyCam Virtual Webcam. Down load it andinstall it. Make sure you remove the check box on any junky programs itwould like to install. You only want to install ManyCam, no additionswhatsoever during the install. ManyCam is totally FREE and easy to use,and you will always know where your webcam software is.

Apr 24, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1200 Notebook

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Pc cam not working images are bleak.dell note book


Download and reinstall the drivers for the webcam.


You can always download Manycam and install it. Go towww.google.com and in the search box type: "download.cnet.com"(without the quotes). Click on the link to go to the site. When thesite opens look down on the left and you will see a gray area that says FindSoftware. Type "Manycam" (without the quotes) in the whitesearch area then hit the search mirror. When it brings back your resultslook for the one that says ManyCam Virtual Webcam. Down load it andinstall it. Make sure you remove the check box on any junky programs itwould like to install. You only want to install ManyCam, no additionswhatsoever during the install. ManyCam is totally FREE and easy to use,and you will always know where your webcam software is.

Apr 22, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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How can i solve lp5 code error of my pc?


After researching what this code may mean there seems to be some kind of .exe modification done with some sort of software a game or demo software you may have loaded either knowing or not knowing this. Remove your latest demo software's after this happened. Kids are notorious for getting this sort of thing on the parents computers. When they are searching for games or other free software or freeware to download.
I think it is a software issue from a previous download. Remove any software that you may have installed before the error occurred. Another thing I would do if this was me is download CCleaner it is a great cleaner program that will assist with registry errors and remove program errors as well.
Also you may want to download Spybot Search and Destroy as well I use both of these freeware programs they remove add ware and spy ware, mail ware etc off of your machine automatically. John

Apr 17, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Windows 7 hp does not recognize simple tech simpledrive 96300-40001-001


Yes you need new driver, but Driver Utility can't help you. I've used it before and I can tell this driverupdate us tool is x100 times better. Take a look and enjoy

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I need to install Dell Communication software. I'm a novice computer operator and don't have a clue how to do this.


support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

You will have three options:

1.  Service Tag (Underside of your laptop)
2.  Model
3.  Log-In

To find the drivers or communication software

In fact, if you allow the web site to scan your computer, it will tell you what software/program you need.

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Going from dell ms os to apple mac


In applications find a folder called Utilities, in there find and select disk utility connect the simple drive and when it shows up in the left side of the window select it and there will an option to formatt it

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