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I have a Dell Latitude CSx H500T with no operating system installed,my problem is that it does not have an optical drive and an external USB drive is not recognized.How install Windows on this machine,any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Booting from CDROM might be the easiest way to have the OS installed. If the BIOS supports booting with USB flash drive, you can use a bootable OS USB flash drive. Making one bootable USB flash drive may be a little complicated if you don't have a CD of the operating system.
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-22_11-5928902.html
http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm
Otherwise you have options of those miniSD card or PCMCIA cards with the size of your credit card which can be used as an extension of your input devices or storage devices if you can find those ports on your laptop. PCMCIA cards are developed through time and having quite a bit versions and standards. I suggest you to contact Dell to make sure that laptop support certain types of PCMCIA card.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/7999-2-boot-pcmcia

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You will need a optical drive installed to download any OS program. That is needed for any down loading purposes including using a zip drive to install downloads

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I cant format my C400 with a pen drive


If you're tryng to format the HDD on a Dell latitude C400 (or install an OS), this thing will not boot to any USB devices (flash drives, pen drives, external USB cd-rom drives, etc.) - just ain't gonna happen since the BIOS doesn't support such boot devices. The only thing it'll boot to is (1) docking station, and (2) a Media Bay optical drive.

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Hi i have this problem with my dell latitude d400,i did some installations some time ago and up till now i have not been able to use usb device on it,my external dock bay i cant use it neither so pls help...


Do you still have this problem if you boot into safe mode? If not, then there is a problem with one of your programs interfering with usb drivers.
If it does still happen in safe mode, then you may need to re-install your drivers. To do this, boot up normally, go to Start/control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager. Find your USB section, and right-click the USB Root hubs, and uninstall them. Then reboot, and windows will then detect the usb ports, and reinstall the necessary drivers for proper operation.
Hope that helps.
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CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS DELL E5500 HAS BLUETOOTH. MY SERVICE TAG IS 2WMZF4J


According to the System Configuration for that Service Tag....No it does not.

Service Tag: 2WMZF4J secondary.gif Change Service Tag System Type: Latitude E5500 Ship Date: 8/28/2009 Country: Netherlands spacer.gif spacer.gif Quantity Parts # Part Description shad.gif 47 LATITUDE E5500 : INTEL CORE 2 DUO P8700( 47 BASE OPTIONS : SINGLE POINTING TOUCHPAD 47 DISPLAY : 15.4IN WIDESCREEN WXGA (1280X8 47 DOCUMENTATION : DUTCH SHIPPING DOCS 47 MEMORY : 4096MB (2X2048) 800MHZ DDR2 DUA 47 HARD DRIVE : 80GB SERIAL ATA (5400RPM) 47 NO WINDOWS LIVE 47 OPTICAL DRIVE : ROXIO CREATOR SOFTWARE 47 OPTICAL DRIVE : 8X DVD+/-RW DRIVE 47 OPTICAL DRIVE : POWER DVD 8.3 SOFTWARE 47 POWER CORD : EUROPEAN 90W AC ADAPTOR 2-P 47 BATTERY : PRIMARY 9-CELL 85W/HR LI-ION 47 CARRY CASE NOT INCLUDED 47 WIRELESS : INTEL WIFI LINK 5100 (802.11 47 MICE : DELL OPTICAL SCROLL USB (2 BUTTON 47 KEYBOARD : INTERNAL US/IN QWERTY SINGLE 47 SOFTWARE DRIVER : LATITUDE E5500 47 SOFTWARE DRIVER : RECOVERY DVD 47 OPERATING SYSTEM : DUTCH WINDOWS VISTA H 47 MS MEDIA : WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC SP1 47 NO SOFTWARE ANTI-VIRUS 47 CFI G1JS07 MONDRIAAN LATITUDE, ROUTING, BILINGUAL... 47 CFI EMEA X-LOB. MAIN (SW+HW) FEE(CFI FEE 47 LATITUDE ORDER - NETHERLANDS 47 BASE WARRANTY 47 1YR COLLECT AND RETURN 47 4YR PROSUPPORT FOR IT AND NEXT BUSINESS 47 DECLINED ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE OFFER 47 DELIVERY PLUS FLAG 47 NOTEBOOK - FREIGHT 2 TO 10 UNITS
Here's the list for your laptops Configuration.

Service Tag: 2WMZF4J Change Service Tag
System Type: Latitude E5500
Ship Date: 8/28/2009
Country: Netherlands



Quantity Parts # Part Description

47 LATITUDE E5500 : INTEL CORE 2 DUO P8700(
47 BASE OPTIONS : SINGLE POINTING TOUCHPAD
47 DISPLAY : 15.4IN WIDESCREEN WXGA (1280X8
47 DOCUMENTATION : DUTCH SHIPPING DOCS
47 MEMORY : 4096MB (2X2048) 800MHZ DDR2 DUA
47 HARD DRIVE : 80GB SERIAL ATA (5400RPM)
47 NO WINDOWS LIVE
47 OPTICAL DRIVE : ROXIO CREATOR SOFTWARE
47 OPTICAL DRIVE : 8X DVD+/-RW DRIVE
47 OPTICAL DRIVE : POWER DVD 8.3 SOFTWARE
47 POWER CORD : EUROPEAN 90W AC ADAPTOR 2-P
47 BATTERY : PRIMARY 9-CELL 85W/HR LI-ION
47 CARRY CASE NOT INCLUDED
47 WIRELESS : INTEL WIFI LINK 5100 (802.11
47 MICE : DELL OPTICAL SCROLL USB (2 BUTTON
47 KEYBOARD : INTERNAL US/IN QWERTY SINGLE
47 SOFTWARE DRIVER : LATITUDE E5500
47 SOFTWARE DRIVER : RECOVERY DVD
47 OPERATING SYSTEM : DUTCH WINDOWS VISTA H
47 MS MEDIA : WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC SP1
47 NO SOFTWARE ANTI-VIRUS
47 CFI G1JS07 MONDRIAAN LATITUDE, ROUTING, BILINGUAL...
47 CFI EMEA X-LOB. MAIN (SW+HW) FEE(CFI FEE
47 LATITUDE ORDER - NETHERLANDS
47 BASE WARRANTY
47 1YR COLLECT AND RETURN
47 4YR PROSUPPORT FOR IT AND NEXT BUSINESS
47 DECLINED ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE OFFER
47 DELIVERY PLUS FLAG
47 NOTEBOOK - FREIGHT 2 TO 10 UNITS

Hope this helps!
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Gary

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I TOOK MY LAPTOP TO THE GEEK SQAUD.they said i need to order a system restore cd for a dell latitude 620.something about 5 dl that have been deleted or destroyed.can you help me


The dl's they mention are Driver files.

A Driver file is a small piece of software that allows communication between the Operating System, and a device.

Operating System:
Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 are some examples of an O/S.
Operating System

Device:
The hardware components inside the laptop, or outside, that are, or can be connected to the laptop.

Some examples of inside hardware device components;
Harddrive, (Hard Disk),
Optical drive, (CD or DVD drive),
Wireless adapter,
are just a few.

Some examples of outside hardware devices, (Peripheral's)
Printer, scanner, Fax machine, copier, (Or an All-In-One machine),
External harddrive,

The Drivers MUST match YOUR laptop.
Has to be for a Dell Latitude D620.
Also has to be for the Operating System that is installed on your Dell laptop.

You can download the drivers, and install them, IF Dell has what it is needed.
Some of the Drivers are within the Operating System itself.
They will also be matched to THAT particular Dell laptop you have.

The easiest, and best method IMHO, is for you to obtain THE System Restore disk from Dell, for YOUR laptop, and fix your laptop yourself.
(Cheaper too!)

1) Turn the laptop on
2) Insert the System Restore disk in the optical drive tray, close the tray.
3) When asked do a Repair. (Non-Destructive Installation)

After you get the System Restore disk, come back here, and someone will lead you through it, if you have problems.

{I have heard the disk/s are not cheap. Not a 'fanboy' of Geek Squad either)
{OH! Did i say that outloud? lol}

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Optical drive not recognized in Bios


You have either a bad optical drive or optical port. You can still load the OS but you need to make a bootable USB drive and install that way. Or get and use an external USB optical.

also, check in your bios or for the drive settings, it may be set to only accept sata drives or the port may be disabled. some latitudes give the ability to disable or not look at a specific port.

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Looks like the answer is yes. Call to be sure. For prices and availability of parts and upgrades for this system, call 1-800-357-3355. Give them the service tag number and they will be able to tell you for sure.

Assembly 24X CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive Usually Ships 3-4 DaysManufacturer Part# R3117 Dell Part# R3117
Starting Price spacer.gif $109.95



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there is not OS and boot files on ur HD, u need to install it from a Win CD...u need to format add install Windows OS then only it will boot from the disk

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Format a dell latitude cs laptop


hi rashmi
first g o to bios setup and check your external dvd is detected .
If not detected in bios then enable legacy 2.0 in bios advanced option then go to boot option and save first as dvd drive.
then uc an boot with it.
Let em know

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Hello dazz_hammer,

You can put up to Windows XP. If do, I would suggest to add memory and bigger hard drive.

Or if the pc has Windows Product Key Tag, and what ever the operating system it indicates then you can re-install that operating system.

Hope this helps and good luck.

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