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  • Forum Thread: Precision 390 Not Detecting USB Devices

    My Dell Precision 390 Workstation has seemingly always had trouble detecting USB devices when I plug them in. It recognizes them sometimes, but usually I have to try plugging them in several times, trying different USB receptacles, etc. before the computer finally recognizes them. This occurred under...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension E521 front USB ports Erratic

    The front USB ports seem to be unreliable. Some music is lost when plugging in our SONY PS-LX300USB phonograph turntable USB signal cable into one of the front USB ports. It works OK with one of the rear USB ports. Any suggestions, PLEASE! Here are the specs for the turntable we are trying to connect...
  • Forum Thread: USB ports

    While searching on the web for information, I found one post that stated that the Optiplex GX240 comes with USB 2.0 ports. This is not true. According to My Dell, I have two USB 1.0 ports in the back and two USB 1.0 ports in the front. All of my USB devices are 2.0 devices, so they are all bottlenecked...
  • Forum Thread: Dell 546 PC USB problem

    I've got 4 USB ports on the back of my Dell Inspiron 546 PC. The problem is; when I plug in an external hard drive to the rear USB ports, the computer doesn't see it, however when I use the 2 front ports; it does see it. What's up with that? The rear ports work fine for my keyboard and printer...
  • Forum Thread: Help Please! XPS 8300 USB ports not working

    Help! My usb ports have all stopped working so the mouse and keyboard don't work and can't even get into the device manager. It is not the mouse or keyboard or and other device I connect that are the problem. I have tried them on another PC. I have also tried other keyboards and mice from other...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8700 Downgraded to Windows 7 - USB 3.0 Driver Install Issues

    Hello All, I've downgraded a few XPS 8700 machines to Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and everything works great except that the USB 3.0 drivers will not install. Listed under the drivers list is: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/driverdetails?driverid=1TH4K However, when I try to install...
  • Wiki Page: Dimension 3100-E10 usb ports don't work

    I was just given a dimension 310-E10 by a friend that said this machine was FRIED!!!. I booted it up but NONE of the usb ports are working. This is very important because the machine does not have any PS2 connections and the keyboard and mouse both use the usb. The harddrive is fine, it comes up to...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 4500 doesn't read data from USB Flash drives

    My Dell Dimension 4500 doesn't read data from any USB flash (thumb) drive. I've plugged multiple flash drives into ALL of the USB ports; my computer tells me the drive(s) need to be formatted. I've verified that these flash drives are working by successfully plugging them into other PCs and...
  • Forum Thread: Magellan Roadmate won't fully connect to Dell 4600. Sees as Flash rom with zero capacity.

    I have a Dell 4600 series with Xp Prof Sp3. Trying to Fully connect a Magellan Roadmate GPS, using USB. Connects, but ONLY as a Flash rom External drive, with Zero total capacity. Magellan software (Content Manager and VantagePoint) don't detect a GPS. Tried different USB ports (off a Hub AND...
  • Forum Thread: Adding USB 3.0 PCIe card to XPS 8300 i7

    I want to add USB 3.0 ports to my new XPS 8300, Win 7, i7 processor. Dell has 3 PCIe cards listed, 2 Belkin and 1 Startech. Dell tech support claims that no power cable is needed for Startech card, Startech tech support claims that a power cable IS needed. Startech also recommends that I install their...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Diskette drive 0 seek failure is going on ...

    This is normal, your computer asking to connect floppy drive because it is set in bios, now all you need to do is------- Go in your BIOS set up and disable floppy thing, you are good to go without this error any more, you won’t see any messege bellow that says strike F2 to rety reboot. It will...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron 531 usb ports failed

    Hello! I've searched all the forums and have yet to find an answer. The other day I booted up my desktop to use while my laptop gets fixed. It worked fine 3 months ago. However, the screen came up and said that the usb ports had failed, or something like that. I was able to use my keyboard at...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530s, XP Professional suddenly not recognising USB connected Kyocera Mita FS 1010 KX printer :-(

    Hi everyone, Please help me. I have just spent a very frustrating couple of hours messing around with my Dad's relatively new (mid 2008) Dell Inspiron 530s all to no avail. The kyocera printer in question was previously functioning just fine after I installed the XP driver from their website...
  • Forum Thread: It says I'm driving a Chevy when I know it's a Ford. (Reinstall problems)

    I'm trying to redo this PC back to factory specs. I had some wicked malware on this thing and in the process of removal, the recovery image was compromised. I called Dell and received the USB w/ my OS on it and I already had the Drivers & Utilities disk. This is a complete reinstall of OS, software...
  • Forum Thread: none of my usb ports work

    all of them say that they are working properly in divice manager. i have uninstalled and reinstalled. anyone know of anything to help. i have a demision 8400.
  • Forum Thread: cant get the mouse ,and the keyboard to move, or respond at the start up.just cant log in on it? HELP ME PLEASE?

    trying 2 fix mom,s old [optiplex gx-250] 4 her
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 755 - Small Form Factor USB Issues

    My school has a bunch of Optiplex 755-small form factor PCs, which work fine until we connect a USB digital camera into one of the ports. Suddenly, the mouse and keyboard stops working, and computer needs to be restarted for all USB devices to start working again..seems like the camera is overloading...
  • Forum Thread: optiplex 745 xp to 7 OS and usb ports stop working

    hello everyone, i have a dell optiplex 745 that i had running with xp. i recieved a new harddrive that had been loaded with windows 7 and tried to get that installed and running. everythign worked like a charm! infact it even started and finished downloading the new updates for the oS that were needed...
  • Forum Thread: dell optiplex gx260 BIos USB controller Not available, and CD-ROM IDE slot not responding

    hello team, Problem No. 1. Can Someone put me through on resolving this problem that has been bothering on my PC (desktop) - dell optiplex gx260-. This issue with the system is that the USB port suddenly stopped working On windows XP Professional, and after disabling/ Enabling the USb host controllers...
  • Forum Thread: Trouble with "My Account" Page In Attempt To Get Webcam To Work

    I am having nothing but problems with getting a webcam to work on my Dell Ispiron 1545 laptop. I have tried 3 webcams and none will work. I was directed to look in the device manager under Imaging Properties where there is info on the webcams and what not. However, Imaging Properties doesn't even...
  • Forum Thread: Computer won't connect with keyboard

    Greetings, My friend has a dell desktop computer. It had a cntrl +alt+del function that had to be pressed to gain access to the computer and she wanted me to try and help her remove this function. Through forums on the internet I was able to do this. After rebooting, another page opened asking for...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS8300 rear panel

    Hello all, I'm new here & have a question to pose. Can anyone suggest where I can go online to see images of the rear panel of Dell XPS or Alienware towers. I want to see the connections & ports etc. Thx if you can help :)
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 745 complex problem

    Hi there, hope there are some experts cuz i have a huge problem. So here i have a broken - Optiplex 745, come capacitors gone bad. I ordered motherboard from internet - CN-0RF705, exactly the same it was and replaced it. Computer has installed Windows XP SP3. I plug all cables in and boot up...
  • Forum Thread: USB port failure

    The USB ports on my Dimension 8300 have stopped functioning. OS is Windows XP with SP3. The problem started when I attempted to connect a new GPS device to the USB connection on the front panel. The Dell recognized the GPS, then lost connection. Now any device that is connected via USB is not recognized...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension USB Ports Not Working

    I reformatted my Dell Dimension 8300 with Windows XP Pro and now the USB ports (none of them) - the ones on the back and the two up front are NOT working. I do not beleived they are disabled anywher that Ican find. There are no exclamation marks in device manager and I beleive I have the current bios...