Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Running Vista - Network Adapter Showing Up As Not Installed
Dec 4, 2014
I lost wi-fi internet on my Inspiron 1545, running Vista (6 or so years old). The network adapter was showing up as not installed or not working. I tried returning to earlier restore point. No good. System restore no good. Finally I reinstalled the Vista OS from disk that came with the laptop. But still no network adapter showing in Device Manager. When I insert Resource CD, the WLAN mini-cards are showing up as installed on the system, but no sign of them listed in Device Manager.
So my question is: how do I install the network adapter, or get the system to recognize it if it's there? There is nothing on the resource CD called "network adapter" to install, and I don't see anything like that to download here on the Dell site. Any thoughts?
Oh, I ran the system diagnostics on the Resource CD. In addition to the battery needing replacing (which I already knew) I got the following:
Error code 4400:011A
Msg: SCSI-0-000_DISK_GENERIC_MULTI-CARD-Target not ready
I need disabling my touch pad. I have tried everything but the right way! Maybe it is not possible with this hunk of junk, but I can no longer tolerate it. Inspiron 1545 running Vista? Because every answer I have gotten so far, is from people who have something else and trying to apply the directions that they use. It doesn't work mine.
lan adapter disappeared (wifi is working fine) after w7 x64 fresh install.. I tried to: install all possible drivers; reinstall w7; ubuntu.. but the leds are just blinking and device manager finds nothing. Also i am missing drivers for:
I am having dell inspiron 1545...was working fine until last week when problem with screen started.
Whenever I try to turn on my laptop, it shows me dell logo and then it goes black... booting process is still on..and if you see screen in bright light you can see the process..
Now initially i thought that i need to replace my screen but it is showing dell logo so i am pretty sure that screen works fine, now my laptop does have the problem of overheating. is that is a problem????
and my laptop screen attachment to main body is not perfect too.
Recently my Dell Inspiron 1545 screen is showing green patches. They are only increasing day by day and after rubbing the screen they disappear for some time before appearing again. I tried some software solutions like pixelhealer etc but no use.
Is there any other way to eliminate dead pixels? How much the hardware replacement will cost ?
I am using INSPIRON 1545 and i have wifi modem ASUS RT-NT3U setup at my home,
My laptop doesn't detect asus however it detects all the networks nearby,I have to restart the router every time to get it detected by my machine,i tried to reinstall wireless on my machine but still the problem arises,even some time restarting the router doesn't work...
I've had a Dell computer for about 7 years and had no problem with it so when I needed a laptop, I obviously went for Dell. I bought an Inspiron 1545 3 years ago and it was fine for the first 2 years and then the nightmare started. Just out of the blue, it starting showing a message "plugged in not charging" and I could initially use it on AC Power but it failed to charge the battery no matter what I did. I called Dell to report the problem but since the warranty was over, they were not really going to support. They suggested me buying a new charger or battery and although I had tried someone else's Dell charger and battery and it made no difference, I felt like I had no other choice.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7. I try to turn on my computer, it goes through the Dell logo screen and comes up to a black screen with a blinking white cursor in the upper left corner and will not go any further. I have pushed F2 and F12 during the Dell logo screen, but no way. I have run the diagnostics for my computer, but it reports no errors, everything passes. I have also tried hitting the F8 and Ctrl+F11 keys during the Dell logo screen, but neither of these do anything, I have the OS disc for reinstallation, but because of the computer not going past the black screen with the white blinking cursor in the upper left corner, I cannot reinstall Windows because it will not restart correctly. What do I do?
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545. So, a few months ago, I got mad at my laptop and slammed the screen down. I think it was taking its sweet time shutting down or something. I can't remember. Anyway, the next time I tried to turn it on, it goes into Startup Repair, and then comes up with a screen of errors, namely "StartupRepairOffline", "Autofailover", "NoOSInstalled". I can go into advanced options and go into DOS command (it comes up to the X drive); I was able to successfully pull off stuff I wanted, but I'm thinking I damaged the hard drive. I've let this sit for awhile, using my daughters' laptop, but now I want mine back and want to repair it. What should I do first? Also, I don't think I have any startup disks or anything like that.
I have an Inspiron 1545 & had to reinstall Windows Vista. I've had to do this before, but this time I cannot get the Network Controller to work correctly. I have downloaded and installed all of the drivers, I believe in the correct order, but it still tells me it can't find the Network Controller driver.
I have a 2 year old Inspirion 1545. The battery and adapter simultaneously died on me, so I bought new ones and can't for the life of me get the adapter to behave. One day,it will work,then the next day,nothing. I keep getting an error code saying that I need a65w adapter ,which the new one is. I have updated the BIOS and have done all of the other troubleshooting that I can find.
I have a problem with my Inspiron6400. The AC-adapter powers and runs the system correctly but does not charge the battery. In the BIOS set up I read "unknown AC adapter installed", which of course isn't the case: it is the original one that came with the laptop. I updated the BIOS to the latest version (A17) but this doesn't solve the problem.
I was using my inspiron 1545 the other night and it was charging the battery, then i heard a pop from the left hand side of the keyboard. At this point i noticed that the battery icon no longer had the plug icon on top showing it was charging. I then looked at my power adapter and noticed the blue light was not on on the brick.
Finding this I unplugged the brick and then plugged it back in..POP from the laptop again....and the blue light on the brick went off again. This happens everytime.
So I am guessing there is something wrong in the laptop and the brick turns off maybe activating its short circuit mode protect. Obviously, this means I can not charge the battery.
If i remove the battery and try to run it on mains adapter it POPs as soon as you plug it in and the laptop won;t boot as it has no power...
My uncle has a Dell Inspiron 1545 with 3Gb RAM, 160 Gb HD and Windows Vista Home Premium. On boot up there is an error message stating that a back up should be performed immediately as the hard drive has a serious problem.
The good news is that I managed to make a clone of the 160 Gb HD to a 1000 Gb HD (Western Digital Blue) using Paragon software before the original drive failed. The bad news is that the cloning process stopped at 42%, but this 42% included the recovery partition and another part of the HD called Dell Utility.
I installed the cloned WD drive and pressed F8 on boot up, but the advanced boot menu did not appear. Instead I get the error message 'no bootable devices'.
I ran the diagnostics program using F5. All the tests were completed and 'passed'. The BIOS recognizes the new drive as 1000 Gb.
Question: how do I boot the laptop? My uncle does not have any recovery media.
My computer is out of warranty. On Thursday, my Dell Inspiron 1525 (bought in 2008) running Vista Operating System was working perfectly. No issues at all. On Friday morning, I went to turn on the computer and the 2 blue lights on the bottom left (the power and the one beside it) light up, the computer sounds like it is going to boot and then it beeps once and dies. It will continue to do this over and over every few seconds until I turn off the power manually.
I have tried the trick of taking out the battery and the cord, pressing the power button and then plugging the battery and cord back in, but it still did not work. The computer will not boot using just the cord (and not the battery) and vice versa.
I am replacing the installed Seagate Momentus 160 gb 5400 SATA disk with a Seagate Momentus 320gb 7200rpm SATA hard disk as I need the extra space to hold my growing itunes collection and feel the extra speed would also be welcome.
I have the original Dell installation disks (Operating System, drivers etc), the installation disks for the subsequently installed software (other than the freebies including iTunes etc available on the net) and have backed up all my critical data to an external hard drive using the vista backup facility for subsequent restoration once all the software has been installed.
I will of course keep the 160 gb drive available with all it's data intact as a secondary safeguard until I have satisfactorily completed the installation and testing of the new disk.
I have an HP Pavilion dv7-6163us laptop and the network does not show up in the Network and Sharing Center. I have tried to reinstall the drivers for the RealTek PCIe GBE Family controller to no avail. I did update the driver for the Intel Centrino Wireless N-1000, so now the wireless light is blue instead of orange. Is the network card toast? I started it up this morning and no network, even plugged in ( cannot recognize that a network even exists on the laptop).
RealTek PCIe controller: VEN 10EC DEV 8168
Also getting a fatal error message from HP Connection Manger:
"A fatal error occurred, check the HP Connection Manager in Event Viewer for more details. A socket operation encountered a dead network".
I bought a new Dell D830 about three days ago for school. I connected to my schools wireless network just fine, and I did this for about two days until I headed back home.
Here we have a wired network and it even worked fine here for about a day. Now I cannot seem to connect to anything here.
I checked the modem, different cables, and I tried to run through the repair option but I still got the same message, 'There might be a problem with one or more network adapters on this computer'. I do have Vista on the computer but besides that the only things Ive loaded are Trend Micro and Mozilla.
Will it effect both wired and wireless networks on this computer?
I've got a XPS 15 (L511Z) which recently stopped charging the battery. It says plugged in but not charging when I hover the mouse over the battery icon. Luckily I've got an extended warranty and on contacting Dell they sent out a new charger. I plugged that in and the same result. In fact now when I boot the laptop it gives me an "The AC adapter plugged in cannot be determined" message.
Dell then asked me to buy a new battery since batteries are not covered in the warranty. Did that but still no luck. Am thinking that the original battery was ok to begin with anyway! Dell then asked me to update the BIOS but when I tried to with the update they gave me it failed, saying incompatible with the current hardware.
I then ran the DELL Support Center utility which identified another BIOS update which updated successfully but then I noticed that it changed the Product to L501X now. The charging issue still persists though.I've sent a response back to Dell but based on what I've been reading on the forums it looks like the motherboard would have to be replaced.