here lately my new dell insprion 1501 notebook will sometimes lock up in at bios i shut it down hard ( i really hate doing that) and take the battery out and press the power button to reset the notebook, after doing so it works fine, it is still under warranty, but before sending it back to dell id like to see if i can fix it myself, i use this notebook for my everyday work life so i can really bear without it. heres my specs:
Dell Inspiron 1501
AMD Turion 64 x2 2.0GHZ (800MHZ FSB)
2GB DDR2 Ram
15.4" Widescreen Glossy screen
ATI Xpress 1150 Video Card
53wrh battery (6 cell)
windows vista home premium
anyone comes up with anything to save me lost time, let me know
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
Return it while you can thats what the warranty is for. Or at least give Dell a call and see what they can recommend.
I've also removed your email address, posting it in an open forum is just asking for Spam.
This is my dad's machine, and it locks at the Dell logo before the progress bar even starts. I don't even have the chance to get into the BIOS or boot options, nor into diagnostics by holding down Fn while starting. I've even tried with a USB keyboard.
It starts super fast, so I discharged the stored power with a paper clip in the hole on the bottom, but that did nothing. I tore the whole thing apart, reseated the RAM and tried each stick by itself, reseated the battery, unplugged the CMOS battery for a few minutes, and I'm out of options here.
The funny thing is, he had this for 4 years before this problem occurred.
Is there anything left? If there was even a way to sideload a BIOS on this board, it would need to be one with Secure Boot off., and I can't imagine where I'd find that.
"reseated the battery, unplugged the CMOS battery for a few minutes "
Just making sure, you're doing it correctly.....
1. Remove or disconnect the coin cell battery ( You can buy a new battery at your local Walmart or dollar store for about $2.00 - $5.00)
2. Press the power button for at least 15 seconds to drain all residual power from the system
3. Assemble the unit, hopefully your computer starts normally
Instead of holding down the Fn key, you tried tapping the F2 key(BIOS) or the F12 key(Diagnostic) at boot up? If no, then I like to suggest you follow the steps below:
1. Power off the computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping the F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see the BIOS screen.
Note: If your system is windows 7, you can also try tapping the F8 key - Advance Boot Options)
I belatedly learn that my daughter's Dell E510 has occasionally been failing to open folders or software. Tonight it suddenly gets past the XP splash screen and hangs, that is, after the splash screen, the screen goes blank with the pointer in the middle of the screen and that's all. The four Dell diag lights are off. The HD sounds like it's spinning up when we power on, but after a while, all is silent except the psu fan.
I ran the quick diagnostics and HD diagnostics with no notable results. We took the two 1 GB RAM blades out in different combinations, but it didn't help. We took out the GEForce GT8800 and replaced it with the original video card but it didn't help. We disconnected all the usb devices but it didn't help. We took out the battery on the motherboard and then put it back in (haven't had time to buy a new one yet). We fiddled with all the power cables and connections. The after market PC Power and Cooling PSU seems okay, that is, the fan is running.
I put the Dell installation disk in and booted to it and let it run through the XP setup, but on the required restart it just hangs again.
I'm running the extensive testing in Dell diagnostic now, but it's past all the memory tests without any notable results.
Any ideas? Is the hard drive dying/dead? How would I know? Is the motherboard dead? How would I know? Doesn't sound like a software/virus issue but who knows. She had a booger of a trojan ... Read more
Eerily similar to my Precision Dell 9150 model, it loads all the drivers of Windows XP Home, but as soon as it's to activate the Hard Drive for formatting, it halts, As it says Windows will begin installing. Never does.
The 4 number lights I presumed were for the 4 SATA contacts on the main board, it detects RAID use or more then one in use, but I could be wrong I guess.
Seems logical number wise.
There's no physical damage to the mobo and BIOS works good, like mine? Memory in different slots is something I check as well, it can go bad.
CPU connection and fan contact are important as well! You mounted an aftermarket HSF?
When I am using this device in normal laptop mode, all is great. When I want to use in tablet mode and the screen is laying against the bottom of the laptop, the screen turns off and locks as if I had closed it normally. Tablet mode works ok if I don't lay the screen all of the way back. If there is a couple inches of space it seems to work okay.
It's out of warranty and I can't send it back as I bought it from Tigerdirect.com and they essentially went out of business and had a fire sale. The new owners of Tigerdirect Business wouldn't accept any returns.
Any help is appreciated.
I have DELL Inspiron Laptop 1720 and it caused a Blue Screen of Death error within first couple of hours. I begugged the error in the two files that I am uploading. The first one says that it is because of some driver error and the second one which was debugged from Memory.dmp of about 300 MegaBytes also says in the middle that it was due to Memory Corruption as well.
Could someone please explain it more clearly to me which file is right and do I still need to check my Memory because the laptop is still brand new.
debuglog.txt has been debugged from mini040808-01.dmp of size 135K from windows\minidump folder.
debuglogmemorydmp.txt has been debugged from \windows\memory.dmp of size 300 MegaBytes.
Both of the \windows\minidump and \windows\memory.dmp belong to the same Blue Screen of Death Error.
The Blue screen of death was very quick and I did not get any chance to note down anything at all thats why I debugged them.
Then again yesterday I got one more Blue Screen of Death Error while restarting Windows and it was " IO System Verification error in HIDCLASS.SYS (WDM DRIVER ERROR 220) (HIDCLASS.SYS + 2484 at 909Af484).
Please help if the Blue Screens of Death belong to software or hardware problems.
Other than those two Blue Screens of Death the system has been working absolutely fantastic and I have not received any other error messages within the Windows Vista ever since I bought it on 08 April 2008.
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I am attaching the zipped original minidump file. I am still curious to know the reason for that blue screen of death please.
If I can, I will try to get everything out of Dell Australia's Total Satisfaction Policy to avoid any hassles in future with the hardware problems with this laptop.
I have a spare computer from work, but I do not know the password to log in, and so would like to wipe it. Ergo, I decided to try and boot the computer using a USB thumb drive with Ubuntu on it, so as to wipe the windows partition on the hard drive and then install Ubuntu. The computer boots normally to the Windows XP login screen. When I press F2 or F12, there is no display output. I have tried this with a variety of monitors and with two D-SUB cables (one at a time). These are the Samsung LT27B551EW, LG 27EA63V-P and Dell Rev A00. None of them show either the Dell splash screen or the BIOS screen. I have tried pressing F2 and F12 at strategic intervals (every 2 seconds) but still there is no display output. I also know that I was able to access the BIOS on the same computer a few months ago, but I forgot which displays I used then - I had to wait for permission to wipe the hard drive.
I have also looked up this problem in a number of other places, and found that this is supposedly due to an incompatibility of some kind with the monitor. However, I am not sure as to how I might go about fixing this issue, as I do not have any other monitors or cables which work with the Dell - all my other cables are either HDMI or other sorts of cable which do not plug in to the Dell. If there is a way to use the hard drive and wipe it without accessing the BIOS I would also be grateful to hear about that too.
Try connecting the USB stick before you power the system on.
You can try this too:
Power off, and unplug power cord from rear of PC
Press/hold power button for ~30 sec
Reconnect power cord to rear of PC
Power on and immediately tap F12 a couple of times
I was wondering if anyone would be so kind to assist with a problem that suddenly started with my second computer (Dell Vostro 400)
Its running windows 7 home premium and all the sudden it now stops at the Dell bios version screen. It did this a couple times the lastfew days, but when I restarted it, it booted ok, but when I checked on it later then the computer was frozen again with a black screen. I have borrowed another computer from work and swapped out the hard drive, and it works fine with the other computer (same hardware). So I dont think its the hard drive. Any advice on this would be much appreciated.
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P3Y06EA#ABU THIS IS MY PRODUCT ID, I PURCHASED THIS NOTEBOOK IN FEBRUARY AND WITHIN A MONTH DEVELOPED PROBLEMS WHEREBY THE SYSTEM FREEZES, THE CURSOR SOMETIMES DISAPEARS AND THE ONLY WAY TO RESCUE IS TO POWER OFF AND ON WHICH MEANS I HAVE LOTS OF DOCUMENTS THAT NEED TO BE RENAMED. I HAVE CONTACTED SUPPORT ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS BUT THEIR ONLY SOLUTION IS TO RESET THE SOFTWARE, THIS MIGHT BE A SIMPLE THING TO OFFER YOUR "CLIENTS" HOWEVER IN REALITY IT IS MASSIVELY INCONVENIENT, AS I HAVE TO RELOAD ALL THE SOFTWARE AND RECALL MANY PASSWORDS. I BACK UP THE DATA AS A MATTER OF COURSE USING ONE DRIVE FOR BUSINESS, BUT TO GET MY MACHINE RUNNING HOW I WANT RESETTING THE SOFTWARE IS ABSOLUTELY THE VERY LAST SOLUTION WHEN EVERY THING ELSE IS EXHASUSTED. I HAD A FIVE YEAR OLD SONY VAIO PREVIOUSLY WHICH WAS RUNNING SLOW SO CHOOSE THIS NEW HP WITH SSD, IT SEEMS A BAD CHOICE NOW!!Read other answers
So I get this computer from my friend and it has 2 hard drives in it and 2 cd roms but it will turn on and go thru the dell screen. It even shows its going to the bios screen but when the screen changes after it loads, it just stalls on the next screen with an underscore flashing. I can't figure out what to do to get this thing to go to BIOS. Also when I installed both hard drives in another computer, they were showing as unformatted. I'm thinking this computer is shot. Anyone have any suggestions?
GM, i have a dell inspiron 531 when turned on it goes into f1 to boot or f2 to set up
how do i fix this. running windows vista
Try repairing Vista startup by booting from a Vista install DVD and selecting the repair options. If you press F1, will Vista start, or do you get a black screen?
I have old version A05 on my E6410 Bios. I tried to upgrade to A06, then I´d like to upgrade to A07, A09, and then to A13, because i need to have the A09 installed before install A13.
I`ve downloaded all the versions, but the problem is that the Dell BIOS Flash window does not start !!!
I need help please
Well, i follow the folowing steps from this forum (http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19413136/19971740.aspx#19971740):
1. Install UNetbootin from synaptic2. Run it and create a FreeDOS USB key.3. Copy the exe BIOS update file to the USB key from inside ubuntu.4. Reboot into BIOS setup and change the boot order to boot from USB5. Boot into a live freedos session. * The USB key will offer to install freedos on your hard disk. DONT - that is ubuntucide!* Don't use himem or or that other memory thingywhatsit - just straight freedos6. C: 7. dir8. run the update
And i could install the Bios Upgrade. Now are upgraded to A13.
Aniway something is wrong,because from windows OS, the installer does not start !!!
I could get into the bios screen but I can't modify anything! I could before. What could have caused this and how do I remedy this? Thanks!
Sorry if this sounds daft, but if you cannot change anything you are probably not supposed to!
Does this mean that no keyboard functions are working or is everything otherwise OK?
For some reason I get a screen flicker that is noticeable and irritating. It happens with every BIOS after 1.2.00. Not sure why, but if I want to get rid of screen flicker I have to back to BIOS 1.2.00. Has anyone else experienced this problem and/or found a fix? I think it is rather unacceptable for a $2,200 laptop with a 4K screen to have screen flicker issues and for it to continue to be a problem with the last three BIOS releases.
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I have a Dell PC that is not booting into windows and you can't even see the Bios screen. It is just a black screen on boot. I tried another hard drive in the computer, but the same result happened. Tried the H.D from the faulty computer in another PC and it wouldn't boot up either. Unsure of what to do or what could be the problem. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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I have done LOADS of searching different places about this problem I have.
I want to do a clean install but as the PC boots all I see is a black screen,
the up pops the XP welcome screen (Yes win7 form sorry
about it been a XP problem more or less I just really need help
on this 2nd PC to get win7 onto it) then the PC boots as normal
I get too the desktop but my OS is XP and I do not want XP as my OS lol
and if I had to install XP again the PC needs a clean install anyway too
give it a fresh start!
There has to be something that has stopped the dell welcome screen with the blue loader below
coming up on boot?!?! It did when I got this old PC its a dell dimension 2400 lol but better then nothing
at the moment
Any help would be great I am really stuck and do not know what to do here
Hello Lodgik mate is this the laptop you are trying to install on or the old Dell? which is what I think you are trying to install to.
Mate if you are using the Dell the just get a new hard drive and be done with it. Mind you I have the exact same model Dell that you have and I don't know if the specs would be up to it as mine only has 2GB RAM and some slow old CPU so be prepared for a fairly slow machine and don't forget you will need a 32bit version of 7 and if you do go new hard drive you can get the OEM 7 and that is going to save you a lot of money even if yo up the HDD and some more RAM.
Some system specs on the Dell would be handy - Speccy - Download < download from piriform and post back results of the run using the XP.
I have a Dell Mentor Media re-installation USB directly from Dell that I got brand new. Its telling me its used and cannot be used by me to reinstall Windows. Anyway to fix it?Read other answers
I got dell inspiron 5423 core i3 processor windows 8.1 installed, 500GB SATA and 32 GB SSD. My bios is Aptio American Megatrends A13 and secure boot on. I have done some disc clean up earlier.
After rebooting it showed the Dell screen with the F2, F12 options but after that it goes straight to a black screen with a frozen white underscore. It is not booting from its hard drive and it has got secure boot enabled so that i can not boot using usb/CD drive. I pressed the power button to turn off then back on my computer and proceeded to press first F2 but it went back to the black screen with a white underscore, then restarted again pressing F12 went to the black screen again, restarted one more time pressing F8 for safe mode but nothing works. So i will not get past the initial dell screen. I have done ePSA and comes with error code 2000-0332 video integrity problem. Also i have done CMOS battery trick as well. Nothing is working. I've looked up on Google what to do, but couldn't find a definitive solution. Please help.
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I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 with Vista. Days ago I remember downloading something that made my laptop reboot. Upon rebooting, I still can't get past the bios screen. (Actually I do, but only to a black screen with a blinking cursor.) I've pressed F12 to change the boot order to CD Drive. Ive inserted a vista bootable disk in and heard it spinning and working. Seconds later, I get an error along the lines of, "Not a bootable disk, press X to retry". I've tried the test that is available in the F12 setup, but no errors were detected.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I've recently installed Windows 7, downloaded updates, or installed programs that have asked me to restart. On doing this, PC shuts down fine, starts up, but on BIOS screen, half loads and then freezes. I have to keep finger on power button so it cuts power, then start again, then it loads up fine?
Im thinking it is because I havent got my boot options in the right order. Can anyone help?
My brother took my laptop and make some changes to the bios and put and image on the bios.... How can I change or disable this image.....
My brother took my laptop and make some changes to the bios and put and image on the bios.... How can I change or disable this image.....Click to expand...
Check your pm
As you know, when the notebook is on AC power, the display uses maximum brightness. When it is on batteries, it uses a reduced brightness.
The problem that I observed is that If I start the laptop on batteries and plug in the AC Adapter while BIOS is loading, it does not change the brightness to maximum. Why ?
If I plug it in after the BIOS screen, it changes the brightness perfectly.
Please advice on how to correct this...
On the Monday July 26th i was hit with a virus bomb with 4 types of rogue software, a bunch of trojan and including a smitfraud-c. I got rid of these viruses, but I accidently wiped a section that i supposed to not touch. Apon rebooting my system i get a dell bios loading screen then just black.
I tried to go to safe mode it shows the files loading, but it won't go to the windows screen. I have a installation cd for windows but some of the files won't load properly. i tried making a CD-RW copy on my reinstallation for windows, but my disk won't read 4 files.
and welcome to the Forum
If a repair install did not help, probably your best bet is a clean install. You can take the drive out to salvage any data you cherish that is not backed up.
You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here
i have a dell inspiron 1564 which i purchased about six months ago.Recently i installed ubuntu 10.10 along with my existing windows 7.But from yesterday i hear unusual beep sound at bios screen when i tried to shut down ubuntu and tried to log in to windows.I even tried uninstalling ubuntu and doing system restore but the noise still remains the same when i restart the system.Moreover what i notice is that the noise is not coming from the system.Could it be something related with virus or hardware?
any pattern to the noise
.Moreover what i notice is that the noise is not coming from the systemClick to expand...
what exactly do you mean by this
I updated BIOS M5010A12, but after restart my computer is dead, no beeps, just power led is ON and DVD drive is checking for disk.
I browsed a lot and I just found steps for bios recovery for N5010, I have M5010.
I copied .rom and .hdr file extracted from bios to USB stick formated to FAT (256MB),
removed battery, inserted USB to all connectors, put power cable while holding "End" button.
Laptop powered up, but nothing happened. Power LED is on, but screen is still black.
Please, help. Laptop is out of waranty and I don't want to spend money for programming flash via programmer.
If you've waited for 20-30 min to see if the recovery worked to no effect, you really don't have another option at this point. It'll likely cost about what a replacement board does to have the BIOS chip unsoldered, flashed and resoldered.
That said, $150 is a lot to spend on a system this old. It may make more sense to replace the system.
I have a Dell XPS 17 L702x that I was prepping to sell. The basic specs are:
16GB of RAM (4GB x4)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with 1080p 3D screen
500GB 7200 RPM HDD x2
Windows 10 Pro
Like I said, I was prepping to sell the laptop. The laptop was functioning properly. I had wiped the HDDs clean and was in the middle of performing a clean install of Windows 10 pro from a USB drive. I have done this before and never had a problem. The install started correctly. I selected the drive that I wanted, and the installer wrote the files to the drive. The laptop then restarted. The power came back on, the fan started up, and I could hear the optical drive and HDDs spin up. However, the screen stayed blank/black, and the Dell splash screen never appeared. The activity light on the USB drive never comes on. The normal functions keys do nothing.
Here are some troubleshooting things that I have tried:
I removed the RAM and HDDs. I get the typical 2 beeps from not having any RAM. Motherboard seem ok.
I have tested the RAM in my work Latitude E6430. The E6430 will boot with the RAM from the L702x. The RAM seems ok.
I have tested each stick of RAM one at a time in various slots in the L702x. Same problem, blank screen, and no beeps.
I have connected the HDDs to the E6430 with a SATA to USB cable. I can format and read/write from/to the HDDs. The HDDs seem ok.
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Dell bios screen stops loading @ about 80%. When I restart and try and use ANY of the "F" keys or Ctrl Alt Delete or my OS disk or Diagnostic/utilities DVD's that came with my laptop... nothing happens. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
I have had several Dell Laptops (D630, D830, E6410, E6510, Precision M4500), and with the D630 and E6410 Dell was VERY helpful after the warranty expired (in one case by 5 months).. even replaced a system board or 2 since tons of people were reporting issues similar to mine on the D and E series.
on my Precision M4500, I called Dell 1 day (24 hours) after the warranty expired.
Issue: The system would REFUSE to boot past the dell BIOS splash screen.
It would finally boot after 10 or so power cycle attempts.
Dell refused to "help" me but did give me some advice
now ... 1 month after the warranty expired - the issue is back
16GB DDR3 RAM (Dell Certified) - issue remains when I use the 8gb in my e6410
bluray drive (I also tried to boot using the dvd drive in my e6410, issue remains)
intel 6250 wifi/wimax card
gobi 2000 card
NVidia FX 880 gpu
bios level a15
os: dual boot via GRUB - Ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7 ultimate (both 64 bit)
when it does finally boot, I get a message about intel management engine booting the factory image or something to that effect
it will NEVER boot past the bios splash screen on battery only (even with a new battery)
once booted, I can unplug and get about 2 1/2 hours of usage from the pc
I can access the bios settings with no issues - even on the "no-boot" power ups
once it does boot, there are no other issues
after reading on the internet I found this to be a COMMON problem
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I now have 2 M4500 that do the same thing. With Intel SpeedStep enabled, it refuses to boot. Both have SSD drives, 16GB DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA FX880 GPU. one has a i7-940 and the other a i7-920. I hope DELL steps up and fixes this issue in A16 BIOS update.Read other 9 answers
Hi. I have recently had a virus on my pc that malwarebites found. After trying to remove it I gave up and phoned dell to get my pc reset to factory settings. After doing so I have been getting these crashes when playing hi res games such as CoD. First of all my fps drops very low. Then the game becomes VERY laggy. Then after that it crashes and I get a blue screen saying something like.
Windows has shut down to prevent damage, error detected in windows framework.
Upon rebooting I open up Event viewer and always see this message.
A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the SftService service
If anyone could help me I would really appreciate it as it was an expensive PC and I really dont want to have to send it back to dell.
Cheers - Fazzz
*Edit* I have uploaded some pics of my cpu spec
Did you re-install all the Windows Updates after doing the factory restore? Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
I just a bought a new laptop yesterday, DELL Inspiron 15 7000 Series Model 7537, with windows 8 installed, I checked the laptop and surfed the internet a bit, I checked the windows 8.1 in store and it showed me that I have to update my windows first in order to download this 8.1 update, i decided to update the windows.
When i started the windows update, it showed me there were 112 updates there, i clicked on download the updates, but none of them seemed to work, however I searched around and found that I must turn off the metered connections limit download. However, the updates seemed to download and after downloading around 70 updates i decided to restart my laptop.
My laptop restarted with a dell logo, and right after that a blank screen, and after a while a cursor.
I have been restarting my laptop since yesterday and to no aid, a blank screen is showed and nothing else happens. I tried to enter BIOS setup to boot from the other D drive recovery, but I am unable to enter the BIOS setup.
I try to press F8, F12, F2, F10, to enter BIOS or atleast start the automatic windows recovery, but nothing seems to be working.
I spent a lot of my hard earned money to buy a new laptop with a new windows, and this is really frustrating, any help would be highly appreciated.
I am having the same problem and bought the computer in Feb 14. Got the "you can purchase a software support since your warranty is up after 90 days" from tech support, that is not right. Would be interested if you get a solution.
I turn the computer on and start pressing F10 every second. The screen remains blank. After 4 minutes or so, I stop pressing F10. The screen remains blank, nothing happens and I turn the computer off after a half hour. I purchased this computer with Windows Vista installed and a free upgrade to Windows 7 that I installed immediately in 2009. I am certain that after the upgrade I was able to invoke the BIOS program, but it has been several years since I used the BIOS. The BIOS Version/Date on my computer is Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.43, 6/3/2009. I downloaded an update from HP, sp43096.exe, version 5.49 for WIndows Vista so it would not update the BIOS on my Windows 7 system. Perhaps if I could update the BIOS it would resolve my problem. Is there a BIOS update for WIndows 7 and motherboard, M2N68-LA? Many thanks for help.Loren Hall
@lorenhall, welcome to the forum. You should try tapping the Esc key while the computer is booting to see if it helps. There is no BIOS update for Win 7 available. Here is another thread that may help you install the Vista BIOS in Win 7. Read it carefully to see if there is a solution that you are comfortable trying.Read other 1 answers
A few days ago, my computer stopped booting up. It would get to the Asus bios screen, where it would sway press del to enter setup, and then it would freeze. I tried booting it for a while, then I gave up and decided to come back to it the next day, and it worked fine. It continued to boot fine for a few days, until yesterday, when thew same problem started again. This time letting it sit didn't seem to work, not sure what to try next. Is a new motherboard in my future? Or could it be something else?
Sometimes it's the HardDrive trying to be recognized.
Trying removing all internal Dust
And/or reseat the HardDrive and cabling
My Dell 1545 locks up after 30 minutes of use. It will not do a complete shut down, gets stuck at log off. Screen will say it is logging off for over an hour if I let it.
It will not take the auto updates. It tries and fails on updates.
Anyone have any ideas on this?
First we wil make an anti virus scan
We will then downloand malwarebytes and make a full scan
If these are negative, we will do a clean boot to help diagnose
If these do not work, try in safe mode and see what happens.
Same for Seven and Vista
I've downloaded BIOS version P01.B1 for my gateway dx4831-07 from the official site and installed following the instructions.
Installation was successful but now windows locks up at the "starting windows" screen. I can only access on safe mode. I've tried putting the Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Installation disk. Once booted from the DVD it started loading the windows files, and then it locks up again at the windows logo screen.
I did the SF_Diagnostic_Tool I uploaded the rar archive like in the instructions: http://www.sevenforums.com/joinseven...p?do=addmember
Hi JohnyDale, Welcome to Sevenforums.
1. Well since you're getting to the Windows boot menu, your BIOS is recognizing and reading the drive. I think its possible that the BIOS change could require new Windows driver(s) to use, but safe mode should overlook that. Have you tried booting off any other devices and see if you can still access/read the drive?
2. It can be a issue with the BIOS update. The workaround is to change the Boot speed setting in Bios to "normal" instead of the default "fast"
Press and hold the F2 button, then power on the Unit. That should bring up the BIOS, from there you should see a setting under the Advanced tab called boot speed, just set it to normal and you should be able to load windows normaly
3. Try to boot from DVD and do system repair.
If all fails. Do a Clean Install Windows 7, install all the drivers again. That will fix the issue.
H..New to this forum.Needing a lil advice.I have a Dell that is 3 yrs old.When I start it ,it want to lockup.It happens when I first turn it on,I hit the button and it say dell and it starts to go and then locks up.The only way I can get it off it to push the button. Then wait for 30 seconds and maybe it will take 3-4 times to get it past the first screen.Then It works fine .Hard drive is making a little noise but runs fine.Can someone help me ? I tried a restore but no luck.Is there something I can do to help it?
If there is no error message, I would suspect the power supply unit.
Laptop or desktop?
SO just received my new Gigabyte X38-DQ6, laid everything out (just like every other MB install), pulled out the old / put in the new, installed the new INTEL core2 duo 2.4 (using stock CPU Fan for now), installed the new OCX (MB Compliant) MEM (2 one gig chips), installed the ATI Radeon 850 PCI Express card and connected up the new 650W Thermaltake Powersupply. Connected Keyboard and MB and after flipping the switch the Motherboard and fans start.
THIS IS WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING
SO the CPU Fan spins for about 4-5 seconds and stops, I get no beeps (indicating what might be wrong), no video and since I don't have a classic keyboard I'm not able to see if any of the lights are coming on.
ANYONE with any ideas, please share... I've reseated the CPU Fan, MB and removed all peripherals and even stepped back to a single Gig Mem Chip and same results. After holding the power button I get the MB to shut off. Upon trying to power up again the MB responds exactly the same except it powers itself off about 3 seconds after the CPU Fan stops.
Reset the bios to failsafe settings. Make sure your power supply's 4-pin 12volt Molex connector is attached to the motherboard. Try a better, stronger power supply. If all this fails, replace the motherboard
My HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop failed on me last summer, well.. the HDD failed, I was unable to access the computer at all, black screen saying failure.
Anyways, I want to use my laptop again so I purchased a brand new Western Digital Blue HDD 320GB from Tigerdirect this afternoon.
I got home, took out the old one, popped the new one in expecting everything to go smoothly.
I plugged in my USB to install Windows 7 on, I get to the page where you choose the partition to install Windows 7 and to come to my surprise, there was nothing there. Instantly my heart fell, I'm like you've gotta be kidding me.. Drove an hour and a half through busy humid traffic to get this...?
I checked the BIOS and it doesn't appear to be there.. I looked at HP's website and I can't find any new BIOS updates.. I'm trying to use "Mini-Tool Partition Wizard" but it's giving me some stupid error saying "ERROR: This bootable CD does not support Windows Server." I have no clue what that means... I've already tried reburning it a few times. I'm ****ing frustrated.
I don't know what to do..
Can you try the hard disk on another PC? desktops can use them as well. You can connect it without rebooting too. First data cable then power cable.
Also check that the BIOS didn't disable sata (some do have the option of disabling the SATA controller and/or sata port, some don't, look in the page about hard drive info and try to change the "not installed" field if possible).
For a bootable partition manager I use a trusty linux USB drive, the tools are all packed in PartedMagic bootable disk.
HelloI have a big problem.I purchased online a T440s brand new. I opened the box for the first time myself. When I enter BIOS it asks for password and I just hit enter without entering any password. I can enter the BIOS but i can not change any settings.What can I do? Can a brand new thinkpad come with a BIOS password out the box?I get conflicting information regarding the type of password. First image says it's power on which can be removed but bios says its supervisor.
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Indeed, it may happen. Sometimes large customers request preconfigured laptops which may include customized supervisor passwords. Of course, you should have not received one of these units. Ask the seller for a replacement unit, as there is no easy way to remove an unknown supervisor password without replacing the laptop mainboard.Read other 9 answers
Hey all. I'm new to this forum. I believe I have read all the qualifying threads about minidump procedures.
The machine is a Dell 530s thin client, only 2 months old, tops. It has received BSOD since day one. I have done just about as much as I know to do, before calling Dell. This is my dad's machine and it has everything "Dell stocked", Windows Updates, and an HP AiO...
I can't post links yet so here is the written out link with zipped *.dmp files:
Anyway. Thanks a bunch! I hope someone can tell me the driver/hardware culprit.
I don't know Zenosincks. If this Dell is only 2 months old and this has been happening 'since day one' Dell should handle it since the machine will be under the warranty.
Okay, I've got a few day old Dell 8400 with XP Home. I have deleted my cookies, temp saved passwords and usernames, and history in Windows Explorer. I use Firefox 1.0 now.Before this log I ran Ad-Aware SE with all the new updates and it detected 0 pieces of spyware. But my HJT log appears jacked up. Here it is:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 8:35:58 PM, on 1/18/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaanotif.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows AdControl\WinAdCtl.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exeC:\Program Files\Windows AdControl\WinAdAlt.... Read more
It would be helpful if you updated your HJT to the most recent version, and then post a new log please. 'Hijack This!'.Read other 13 answers
I have a brand new Dell flatscreen monitor that is very shaky and sometimes has horizontal lines. It is not constant, but when it happens, it is very dizzying.... Should I send it back for replacement, or is there a fix?
did u set the resolution and refresh rate, which model dell?
I'm hoping someone can help me. I had a Hp system that crashed. I restored it and it continued to crash. I just bought a new Dell INspiron 530 two days ago and it has crashed twice. The only thing I have put on it is Quicken from a new disc and I restored all my Quicken files. Shortly after that I got a blue screen................
(0X89cb5130, 0X8936687, 0XBAD3BB8, 0X00000001
Beginning dump of physical memory. Physical memory dump complete. Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.
This has happened twice just since I got the new computer. Do you think it has anything to do with my back-up files from Quicken?
Here is a copy of MY HIJACK log. Any imput would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:18:41 PM, on 1/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Pr... Read more
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
Intel Core i5-2467m @ 1.6ghz, 4gb ram
Full retail version
laptop is less than 2 weeks old
original install date is 5/2/12
I have been having some trouble with my brand new Dell XPS 13. When I close the lid and the computer goes to sleep, when I come back, it does not load properly. What I see is whether I want to boot up in safe mode or start windows normally. I have seen the BSOD 3 times now just doing normal internet browsing and while the computer was sitting idle.
Can anyone help!? Thanks in advance.
Related to NETwNs64.sys Wireless WiFi Link Driver from Intel Corporation. I would re-install the newest driver available.Read other 5 answers
I used to be able to get to the BIOS setup utility, and at that time the keyboard worked fine.
Phoenix BIOS 4.0 Release 6.0 copyright 1995-1998 Phoenix Tech. Pentium II - I'M.
When I press F1 for setup, the BIOS setup utility comes up. My problem is when it comes up it locks out the keyboard. I then have no choise but to reboot to use the computer.
The computer works fine in every other aspect. I am running WIN98.
Can you help me solve the keyboard lockout problem?
First thing you should do is try another keyboard on that computer and try your keyboard on another computer.
After changing the boot sequence in the bios and exiting and saving the changes, a black screen appeared reading "Default BIOS settings have been loaded." the computer freezes each time at this point. Since then I have tried to fix the problem by resetting the bios by removing the CMOS battery and using the jumper rest on the board. This has not fixed my problem. How may I fix this problem?Read other answers