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INSPIRON E1505 LAPTOP CRASHED AND BURNED

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Hi,

This is kind of a complicated post.  I have an E1505 laptop which I purchased from Dell about 5 years ago.  It has worked well over the period, but a day or so ago the laptop wouldn't load XP to completion, I guess.  Once loaded, which took about 5 minutes, the XP software wouldn't work properly.  After playing with the laptop for several hours, I decided that the software load was corrupted and reloaded the XP O/S.  I reformatted the hard drive to do this.  Unfortunately, I am missing hardware drivers (I think) that I need to get the system to connect to the Internet.  I was hoping to find recovery disks for the laptop, but after 5 years, I could not find any.  Do these disks actually exist?  I am not sure.  If they do, does anyone have any suggestions of how I might find and potentially buy them from Dell or someplace else?  I know this is a little hazy, but I originally purchased the laptop for my daughter for college (she gave it back to me a couple of years ago), and if she has the said disks, with all her moves since college, I fear they have been lost.

Thanks,

Matt

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ejn63
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Re: INSPIRON E1505 LAPTOP CRASHED AND BURNED

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All of the drivers can be downloaded from support.dell.com.  There is an order that MUST be followed to properly install them.

www.dell.com/.../IdentifySystem

Philip_Yip
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Re: INSPIRON E1505 LAPTOP CRASHED AND BURNED

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If you have the XP disc and Media Direct disc follow the guide below.

If in the U.S. you might be able to request backup discs there is an online form (link in the guide).

Drivers can be downloaded, as explained in the guide.

If installed without the media direct disc then you need to ensure no-one presses the Media Direct button by mistake.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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Re: INSPIRON E1505 LAPTOP CRASHED AND BURNED

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support.dell.com/.../index.aspx

Here and enter service tag.

Sam

Own: Dell Chromebook 11, Alienware M11xR2

   

Forum Member since 2004

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ykot
Copper

Re: INSPIRON E1505 LAPTOP CRASHED AND BURNED

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Thanks for your help.  Back up and operational.

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ykot
Copper

Re: INSPIRON E1505 LAPTOP CRASHED AND BURNED

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Thanks for your advice.  Back up.

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ykot
Copper

Re: INSPIRON E1505 LAPTOP CRASHED AND BURNED

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Thanks for your help.  Back up and operational.

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