Dell Latitude E5440 :: Hard Drive Not Recognized By BIOS

Dec 31, 2014

having issues with my Dell Latitude E5440. The BIOS does not recognise it, I tested the HD with a external caddy and it works fine. I messed a lot with BIOS thinking it could be a settings but had no luck.

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Dell Latitude D620 :: Battery Not Recognized By BIOS Or XP Pro

May 26, 2008

I reinstalled my D620 from scratch (ie. formatted the disk) and reinstalled from the Dell supplied XP Pro media CD. I downloaded and installed all the relevant drivers. I have Intel wireless working, the nVidia card working at 1440x900 etc ... However, I can't seem to get the power/battery management to work. The D620 shows its battery light as green when the AC power is plugged in and the physical battery button lights up all the LEDs when pressed when the battery is partially/fully charged but neither the BIOS nor XP Pro recognize the battery.
Similarly, when the AC power is disconnected the battery works fine by itself for x hours but the power cord icon remains in the the taskbar and the battery light on the laptop glows orange as soon as the power is cord is disconnected. The LEDs on the battery itself however light up when the button is pressed on the physical battery. On reboot the BIOS also does not recognize there is a battery present and not does XP Pro.
In other words, everything works as expected of a laptop - except when totally wireless, how much juice/time I have left in the battery - this is fundamental to any portable device.
A few hours prior to the reinstall both XP Pro and the BIOS recognized the battery no problem and worked  accurately and without fault - so I refuse to believe this is a bad battery. Somewhere there must be a driver to enable the BIOS and XP to recognize the battery ?
The battery works and both XP Pro and the BIOS were well aware of its existence prior to the reinstall a couple of hours earlier. All I did was to format the hard drive and initiate a totally fresh install of XP Pro - and installed the drivers downloaded from Dell based on the Service tag of the D620.

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Feb 26, 2013

I purchased 2 OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD drives from Dell and installed them.  After installing them and doing some troubleshooting is seems like the 2nd HD bay is not allowing the BIOS to recognizing either of the SSDs, both of which are working(recognized by BIOS) if plugged into the 1st HD bay. It almost seems like there is just a little more gap in the connection with the 2nd HD bay connection, but that may just be me wanting to see a reason for the issue.

If either is put into HD bay 1 they are recognized fine.  When either is plugged in the 2nd HD bay they are not recognized by BIOS.  I have the latest BIOS (A10) for this laptop.  The original setup was with 2 HDDs(trying to replace with SSD now).  If I put the original HDD in Bay 2 it is fine.  The little gap when the HDD is installed in bay 2 seems to be similar as the gap with the SSD in bay 2, but perhaps a very bit smaller.

I have all the updated drivers from Dell.  I am just wondering if it is a connection issue that is just causing it not to be recognized

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Dell Latitude E5440 :: WiFi Disconnect After 20 Seconds - Hardware Switch Is Off

Jan 4, 2015

Another on my growing list of unwelcome "features" of this machine...

Around 20 seconds after logging in after a full reboot my Wi-Fi connection is dropped (having already connected during the boot/login).

I'm using the Intel software to manage the Wi-Fi connection and it says it can't connect because the hardware switch is set to off.  This is obviously untrue.

Only solution I've found is to manually flick the hardware switch to OFF and then back to ON, then it automatically connects.

Seems like a BIOS issue if it's suddenly turning the adapter off for no reason.  I'm already on the latest A07.  Problem does not occur when hibernating and resuming from hibernation.

I previously let Windows manage the Wi-Fi connection but it never automatically connected at all, hence the switch to the Intel utility.

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I would like very much for the USB ports (or at least one of them) to stay on when the computer is in sleep.  I travel frequently and hotel rooms have limited power and I would like to keep my mobile phone plugged into the laptop.  I've seen you answer a few questions on USB limitations and settings...

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I was given a Dell Latitude E5440 and a docking station for my work.  I brought in a wireless mouse and keyboard that I use for input (the reason for mentioning this will become evident later).  The computer and dock were NIB and are ~ 2 months old.  I have a Dell external monitor plugged into the dock via a DVI cable, and use it as a secondary monitor.

One thing I noticed early on with this setup is that the interconnection between the computer and dock is 'flimsy', at best.  If I move the computer/dock on my desk by sliding it around, I lose connection and the external monitor image disappears.

My current issue is related but a bit different, I think.  On 3 separate occasions in the past couple of weeks, the notebook screen has gone black without warning and the system has shut down.  Once I was able to get the system back on, I was able to determine that the cause was that the battery had drained to 5%, and the system had shut down.

What I find odd is that this has happened while the unit is on the dock.  What is even more odd to me is that, apparently, while the notebook has lost power connection to the dock, the video connection to the external monitor remained in tact.   That is, in fact, the main reason I did not notice that the battery was draining.  That, and the fact that I was never shown a warning that the battery was getting low and I should find an outlet.  So, only the power connection pin or pins of the dock appear to be affected.  This happened last night when I left for home.  I had not touched the computer all day, since I have the wireless keyboard/mouse I mentioned above, but I did shut the lid to put the system into sleep mode.  However, during the night, it apparently shut off because, the next morning, when I went to turn it on, I was greeted with a black screen stating the system had shut down unexpectedly and did I want to boot into Safe Mode.  Upon booting, both PowerPoint and Word prompted me to 'recovery' my files that had been opened when the power was lost.

Questions: Why I would not receive a warning from the PC that the battery was getting low, so that I could either check the power connection or have time to gracefully shut down.  That is much more preferable than the system behaving the same way it would if I had simply removed the battery when it was on.

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Having done a lot of monitoring of my Latitude E5440 because of fan issues I spotted large CPU spikes every 9 seconds (no apps open or network traffic):

I can see it's caused by a group of "DcomLaunch" services.  My old laptop with same OS, software, Anti-Virus (Avast) does not show these spikes.

Looking at similar problems reported on the net it was down to a third-party service/driver or malware but I have done a full scan and it still occurs in Safe Mode:

I have also gone through disabling as many services and drivers as possible but no luck.  Seems like it must be something to do with power management?

I'm not a gamer as a 25% CPU spike every 9 seconds would be totally unacceptable.

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Feb 15, 2009

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OEM" and the "Seagate Momentus 7200.3 ST9320421AS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Notebook Hard Drive (Bare drive) - OEM"
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Dec 2, 2008

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Dec 9, 2014

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I am getting a hand me down Dell D430 (Latitude) but it coming with a dead hard drive.

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If you can suggest with a link a good hard drive for me to use.

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Feb 8, 2009

I think the E4200 is a great machine, and I can probably get one cheap off Dell Outlet. My only real concern here is hard drive capacity. The standard options of 64GB or 128GB SSD aren't going to cut it for me...

I'd want to have at least a 256GB SSD or one of the Toshiba 250GB 5400RPM 1.8" drives.

I know that the E4200 has a 1.8" hard drive slot, so a standard 2.5" notebook hard drive will not work at all.

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A few weeks ago, I bought a refurb E6400 from the Dell outlet store. It came with a 160gb hard drive installed.

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