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Connected my iomega 1terrabite to my dell inspiron laptop and device drivers downloaded ok,but cant seem to find this external drive on my computer

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Return my dell-inspiron to factoy settings


Boot up with a Dell Recovery CD to format your hard disk and install a fresh copy of Windows on your laptop.
If you do not have a Recovery CD for your model laptop then you can get one from the Dell WEB site.
You can download the device drivers from Dell WEB site, the support download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop, better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on the bottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Tag label is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages, the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where the specific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you select the Windows of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on this link to download the drivers: - http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Sep 09, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 8200 Notebook

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Cannot access internet or no network connection.


Dell Inspiron 1525: Unable to Connect Wireless Network

setting up the right option for wireless network connection at Dell 1525. Here's the following:
  1. Go to Control panel
  2. Select Windows Security Center
  3. Select Windows Firewall
  4. Click on Change settings
  5. Here you might see User Account Control will ask for your permission to continue, simply grant it.
  6. Click on the Exception tab at the middle
  7. Scroll down to Wireless Portable Devices and check the box next
  8. Click Apply, then hit OK
  9. After close the program now you can try to connect again and watch the result.

With assumption you're already make the wireless enable in BIOS setting. In the device manager you should see what the type of wireless wlan card you used and make sure it's already turned on via your switch on your laptop. If it was, then you need to find out the right wireless device driver for Dell Inspiron 1525. Here's the following:

  1. Visit Dell Support site and open the Network tab in the table.
  2. Find your wireless device and download the driver for it.
  3. Aim to a folder on your computer or any external drive if you have it.
At the Inspiron 1525 laptop

  1. go to start
  2. Right click at My Computer
  3. Click Properties
  4. Click Device Manager and Network Adapter .Here you should see a WLAN Mini-Card or might you only see "Unknown Device".
  5. Right Click on it and go to properties to select the Update Driver. Now you should browse the folder to select the driver you're already download at the first step.
NOTE:

Just follow the instruction appears completely. After installation the wireless wlan driver at Dell Inspiron 1525 finish, then reboot the machine and know your wireless connection should be works properly.

Jun 07, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop. I recently reformatted it. Now It does not recognize wireless connections. I cant connect to the net Can anyone help?


When you reinstalled Windows, Windows probably did not include a driver for your wireless adapter. A driver tells Windows how to interface with a certain device, such as a wireless adapter. You can easily download the driver online and install it. Once installed, restart the computer and you should again have the ability to connect to wireless networks.
I've gone to the Dell website for you and found the correct driver. Please visit this link: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=WLH&catid=5&dateid=-1&impid=-1&osl=EN&typeid=-1&formatid=-1&servicetag=&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1525&hidos=WLH&hidlang=en&TabIndex=&scanSupported=False&scanConsent=False
On that website, I would first try downloading the first driver on the list. If that doesn't enable your wireless after a reboot, try the other ones. After the correct driver is installed, your wireless will be working again.

Jun 01, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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I have a iomega eGo HDD and its not showing up on my computer but it shows up under my devices how do I fix that


It depends. If this is the _very_ first time that you have connected the IOMEGA device to your computer, you'll need to "initialize" the HDD for usage by Windows (or Mac OS).
Or, if you've previously done that, and you've written files onto it, and now cannot read those files, you have an entirely-different problem, namely a "hardware" problem.

An external storage device has several major components:

* the USB cable (which in your case, seems OK, since the device is listed)
* the disk-drive inside the enclosure
* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure
* optionally, an external power-supply that connects to the enclosure.

Use a multi-meter to measure the voltage/amperage generated by that power-supply,
and compare with the specifications on the power-supply's label.

Disassemble the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive.
Connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if bypassing that USB-to-disk-drive adapter bypasses the problem.

If the device is still under warranty, IOMEGA will replace it, at minimal cost to you.

If the warranty has terminated, buy a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it inside the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Nov 04, 2010 | Iomega Computers & Internet

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I have an Iomega GDHDU 2 external HD - 1TB. Just got it today, and when I plug it in it crashes XP (XP - SP2, 1.66GHz, 0.99 GB RAM, Del Inspiron Laptop 1420). I don't get the big blue screen, I get a...


Dell has stated in Dell knowledge base document FA1021802, that a USB device (such as a external hard drives, scanner, printer, etc) may not be detected or function correctly when connected to the USB port of a Dell Latitude or Inspiron PC (it may occur on other models as well).

Various communication errors may occur, including device initialization and device not found errors.
Some Dell computers do not provide enough voltage from the USB ports to power some USB devices.
Dell recommends purchasing a powered USB hub to provide the USB devices with enough power to operate correctly.

I think this explains it. Thank you and good luck!

Nov 01, 2010 | Iomega (33600) 160 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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Dell Inspiron 2200 cant connect to internet


go to support.dell.com and download the modem driver to an external media (cd, thumb drive, etc.).
then right click 'my computer' and go to properties then device manager. you should be able to go to the modem and update the driver from a specific location and then point it to the external media you have downloaded the driver to.

Jul 11, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

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Dell Inspiron 1525 - Firewire not working


It may be the communication setup.

You might need to set within the Camera PTP protocol.

The WD drive specs out a 6 pin connector, not a 4 pin.





Nov 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Dell display problem


Have you uninstalled the video drivers from the device manager before downloading and running the new ones?

Jul 09, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook

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