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Go to your Device Drivers and open the listing of devices. Select each line by line and hit UPDATE Drivers. If the drivers are current, it will just say so, if the drivers need to updated, the operating system will update to the new or current drivers for that device. Once that has been done, you should be connecting OK.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 06, 2018


If working should turn on with adapter plugged in, maybe the internal jack is broken, move adapter plug around slightly and see if it moves at all, should not. Does any lights com on or do you hear the fan ?

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 07, 2017


consider to replace your hard drive, your hard drive detected crash on your bios so you have to replace it. your hard drive can be use to external hard drive buy some external hard drive case 2,5"
you can re partition your hard drive and maybe if you are lucky the harddrive can be use again on your laptop

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 04, 2017


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Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 25, 2014


Hey Scott,
Unfortunately, the Inspiron 1150 did not ship with a restore image on the hard drive. You will need to manually reinstall Windows, Drivers and Software back into the system. You can contact me at my email address listed below if you have any further questions.

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Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 04, 2013


A) What makes you think the 'software' is OK? Windows may have lost the address to the DRIVERS; you want to believe Windows? Lol!
(Device Manager)

B) I would go to Device Manager, (Start > Right-click on My Computer > Left-click on Properties > Left-click on Hardware tab > Left-click on Device Manager)

Then click on the + sign to the left of Universal Serial Bus controllers.
Right-click; ONE AT A TIME, on each Intel USB Host Controller.

(Number/letters after each one.
Examples from mine;
1) Intel (R) 8280 1FB/FBM USB Universal Host controller - 2658
2) Intel........................................................................ - 2659
3) Intel........................................................................ - 265A
4) Intel........................................................................ - 265B
5) Intel........................................................................ - 265C

The Southbridge chip part number is Intel 82801FB { ICH6 }
Northbridge chip part number is Intel 915G )

Then left-click on -> Uninstall.

(Yes, a 'squawk box' will come up, "Warning you are about to uninstall this device". Whatever Windows! Click on OK )

Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen; and restart the computer.
(Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart)

When Windows has fully loaded again, you should see a 'pop-up' out of the system tray, "Found new hardware."
Plus perhaps another one, "Found USB Host controller XXXX"

Now go back to Device Manager, USB Host controllers, and do the same on the second one listed. Then go back, and perform on all USB Host controllers -> One At A Time.
(xxxx stands for the number/letter code )

You may also want to download, AND install the driver for the Chipset,

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/inspiron-1150

When I state download, I mean to -> Save File, Then DOUBLE-click right on the file name, AND install it.

Why Chipset driver?

Primer:
Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Circuit

The motherboard chipset is what is indicated by the term - Chipset, on the drivers download page.

The motherboard chipset design used for your laptop, consists of a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

[ CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
THIS is why a personal computer, should -> NOT be referred to as a 'CPU'. Shows ignorance, and is confusing ]

The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

AGP, and PCI-Express are HIGH-speed graphics technology.

Integrated Graphics, and inserting a graphics card into a PCI slot; is NOT high-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.

1) Anything connected to the PCI bus. (One example is a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, or Integrated Graphics )

2) Anything connected to the IDE bus.
3) Anything connected to the SATA bus
4) Anything connected to the USB bus
5) Ethernet
6) Audio (Sound)

Primer over.

The Southbridge chip is part of the -> Chipset

For additional questions, or to have me clarify anything stated above; please post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 11, 2012


This is an easy one.

You hard drive has DIED.

Call or chat with Dell tech support and get a replacement drive

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/chat/hardware_chat?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Since the system is less that a year old, you can request a replacement drive witht eh factory image on it too.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 05, 2012


download avast virus protection it is a free download here is the link to get it http://www.avast.com/en-us/index

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 05, 2012


click on start then click o nrun type prefetch and hit enter delete all the data in the folder ,
go to run box type %temp% delete all the data from the folder.
go to run , type inetcpl.cpl go to advance tab and reset the internet explorer this will work only if you have i.e 8 or 7 if you have i.e 6 in general tab delete files, history cache.
go to run , type regedit go to hkey_local_machine, then click system tab , then click control set 001 , click on control on the left hand side of the window you would see wait to kill double click on the service change the value to 2
do this for all the control set as diffrent system have diffrent control set , do not change the settings for current control set.
then close the registry editor ,
go to run box type cleanmgr and hit enter, disk clean up will popup select all the options and click ok .
once done restart the computer.
It will work much faster than what it was .

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 26, 2012


You may have a burnt board or the input pin is bad, try wiggling the pin while it is plugged in to see if you can at least get the fans to start you obviously have a short of power in the power button area. You may want to try replacing the power button board for your model this may offer you a solution. If you take it in they can test it with a meter to make sure that this is the problem before a board issue is determined. It is difficult to diagnose this kind of things without the machine in front of me. My advice is to take it in and have the power investigated.
Just because the lighting on the battery is going and showing signs of life does not mean the power button is not bad or not getting the proper power to start the computer. It seems to me that the power button board is bad. Or the input cord pin may be shorted out and only supplying power to the mains but not the power button circuitry. Just a good guess!......John

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 11, 2012


For restoring your computer, you must create a "Restore point".
Your computer will then only display you the restore point and then you can select "Restore" and restore your P.C.
Thanks for using Fixya.Have a good day.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 02, 2012


The Ethernet Port is a communications port that looks sort of like a place to plug in a telephone cord, except that the end is wider. You can see an example here. On the left is the telephone cord, which has (as you can see) 4 wires inside it (as indicated by the 4 connections inside the port). An ethernet cord, however, has 8 wires.
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Hope that answered your question!

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 04, 2012


it will happen if your memory is damage or memory slot is not having good contact with memory. so first you can remove your memory and re insert it back.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Sep 14, 2011


This could mean the start up settings in the bios are looking for a cd drive instead of the C: drive.
This setting is needed to load the o/s onto the pc, but after the installation of the o/s, the stertup should be set to the C: drive.
This can be changed in the bios.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Sep 09, 2011

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