Dell :: Changing The POST Boot Image On An M1530

Jan 29, 2009

I found this (http://www.blogsdna.com/805/how-to-c...ell-laptop.htm) and i was wondering if there was some way to do this on an m1530 or if that technique works on a 1530..

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Acer :: Post Disk Formatter CD ISO Image

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I'm trying to install Vista on a new hard drive for a Acer Aspire 5100. From what I researched, I believe I need to create the PQSERVICE partition. I'm trying to retrieve the 'Post Acer Disk Formatter CD ISO Image'. I believe it is a file named 'Diskformatdt_v1-1d.iso'. I read some of the threads on this website about how to retrieve the file from Acer's website,......................

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Mar 30, 2009

I am working on my brothers laptop.

Its an Acer 5610 that came with Vista.

He had a broken screen and a virus. I repaired his screen and he then took it to a "buddy" who partitioned the HD to save the pictures ect on it and put XP on the other partition.

My brother was updating drivers when he rebooted it and it just wouldn't restart.

This is a description of the problem:
"I hit the power button , lights come on (no HD light though). and the Fan spins for about 30 seconds and stops. After about 1 minute the fan starts back up and stays on.
Power light , battery charger light stay on but nothing happens."

I pulled the covers off the back and everything seems seated and where it belongs.

Recovery disks have been ordered (before I knew the full extent of the problem) and will be here in a week or so but I don't think they will do any good on a system that wont boot.

I have repaired a few desktops but this is my 1st laptop repair.

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Dec 31, 2009

I have an Acer Aspire 5315 (Vista) that will not start. When you push the power button the power light comes on for 9 or 10 seconds then goes off. I've tried with/out the battery installed. I have held down the power button for 60 seconds without any power connected/installed. I have reseated the RAM. Tried a different AC Adapter, nothing.
Does the CMOS battery need changing?

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Mar 10, 2010

The laptop wouldn't boot. I took the keyboard out to see if I could swab-dry any water, but couldn't really find any in there.

I lightly sprayed around with compressed air and left the laptop open with the keyboard out to try and let it dry out for a few hours, but no dice...still wouldn't boot.

I thought maybe via cell phone logic, it might work again after 24 hours or so. It's been almost three days now and it still won't boot, so I'm pretty sure I fried something. Here's the error code it's giving me .....

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Nov 9, 2009

When changing the advance boot options in msconfig, I think I have found a bug. with the option of maximum memory selected, after the restart the computer will only read 3GB (when it should be 4GB). Also when going back in the advance menu of the boot tab, the maximum memory value is 0. (I also have no GUI boot selected, if that changes anything)

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Dell :: Changing Thermal Paste - M1530

Apr 22, 2009

Well i finally decided that i should give this a try after seeing my temps creep up by about 1 degreeC per week. I just ordered some Arctic Silver 5. Ive looked at all the thermal paste topics here and still have a few questions. Firstly, what exactly is the thermal pad and do i have to worry about it? I saw that some people had to remove the pad but when i read through

http://www.robertbromfield.com/Tutor...he%20M1530.pdf tutorial i didnt see anything about taking off or replacing a thermal pad.
Secondly, when applying the thermal paste, do i want to cover the whole "black square" of the cpu/gpu with a thin layer?


And lastly, i heard that this may void your warranty. I was wondering, if i did break my lappy somehow, couldnt i just clean it off so that when the tech guy comes i just claim that i never even opened it up?

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Dell :: XPS M1530: Wont Boot To CD

Jan 28, 2009

I have Windows 7 on a DVD+R or is it DVD-R??? whatever well i i installed windows 7 fine on my Dell Dimension E310 Desktop fine. but when i put it in my brand new XPS M1530,

i fit the boot menu. and i select CD/DVD option...and it does nothing, it only boots from the HDD.

Slot Loaded DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write)

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My XPSm1530 gave me a BSOD error, but it only flashed on the screen quickly, and I couldn't write it down.

Now the system won't boot: it gets to the windows loading bar, and restarts over and over.

I have tried Safe Mode, but it freezes when crcdisk.sys is trying to load.

I also can't boot from the Vista OS CD, as the system just freezes up at 'press any key to boot from CD'

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Dell :: M1530 Boot Disk?

Aug 4, 2009

I am trying to create a bootable CD or bootable USB flash drive from which to run a Dell bios update.

It seems I keep getting close but then something fails.
For example, I followed these instructions but after a few seconds the Windows 98 splash screen stops moving and nothing happens.
I've tried FreeDos on a usb flash drive, but I get "Bad or missing command interpreter". I tried one suggestion from the FreeDos site but nothing changed.

I need the boot disk to downgrade from bios A12 to A09 to hopefully solve my battery charging problems. This is a known fix.

EDIT: The battery level is too low, and the bios update won't work unless the battery is at least 10% charged. Running the bios update from a boot disk with the /forceit command line argument is supposed to get around this

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Dell :: M1530 Shut Down (dual Boot)

Jan 13, 2009

I'm running a dual boot on my m1530 with Vista and XP. I used a link I found on these forums to find the XP drivers, put them on the disc, and install them that way. I tried to find the link again, but I cant.

Anyways, the problem is that when I close the laptop lid in XP (the problem does not occur in Vista) the screen goes black (maybe into hibernation?) and I have to hold the power button down to shut down the computer and restart it. I've tried fooling around with settings and that doesnt help.

Maybe it's a driver issue? Can some one lead me to the correct driver...or tell me what else may resolve the problem?

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Mar 7, 2009

Alright boys 'n girls!

Considering all the debate going on about the ventilation on this system, I figured it would be best to see the sort of temperatures people are getting.

Post your HWmonitor screenies or the temps alone! Also, make sure you post what power mode you're in! Don't forget to mention whether you have the 9500 or the 9400!

Let's see those screenies!

I think after we get some temperature readings, we will be able to conclude just how bad the ventilation issue is.. if at all.

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Apr 10, 2010

I have spent two plus days searching thread after thread and I am not getting anywhere! If someone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. I just got my 1645 yesterday and what I want to do is to remove the hard drive and put it into my desktop and create an image. I will be formatting the drive removing all three partitions and install another OS. Later on down the road I want to be able to reimage my drive with the original backup. I do not want to clone the drive as I will be using it... I have tried Drive Image and it successfully makes a backup image and when I use it to image another drive the 'OS' & 'Recovery' partitions are fine, and the computer even boots into Windows. But when I use F8 to access the repair console I get a '0xc000000e' error. All of the information I find is somewhat outdated and refers to the period when Dell used Mediadirect.

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Oct 10, 2007

Hardware:

Dell Inspiron 9400
CPU: Intel Centrino Duo T2400 1.8ghz
Ram: 2gb
Video: geforce go 9700 gs
Audio: Sigmatel?
HD: Seagate 80gb 7200 rpm

Problem: I was using my typing a word document when all of the sudden a pattern of yellow distortion came accross the screen and windows frooze. I tried rebooting windows but even the splash screen that came up right after you turn the computer on is distorted, during startup every image is distorted somehow including the windows splash screen and all shown dos screens(random characters all over the place in dos). It won't boot into windows normally, it gives a blue error screen and then restarts but it will go into safemode (with distortion of course). I tried plugging into two different crt monitors to see if it was a problem with the monitor but they displayed "Signal out of range." I plugged into an LCD monitor and it would display the image but still showed a "Signal out of range." box bouncing around even though it was showing windows in safe mode (still distorted.) I have never seen this problem before. I booted from an xp cd and did a fixboot comand but it still won't boot into windows normal. I uninstalled the video drivers in safemode which would then allow me to boot into windows but I still had the distortion. I reflashed the mobo bios. (nothing changed) Reinstalling the drivers would cause it to crash and then not allow me to boot into anything but safemode unless I uninstalled the drivers. The problem went away completely for about a day and I was able to install the drivers again and everything was working fine but later it happened again. I noticed that while the computer is having the problem hibernation is impossible (doesn't show the option anywhere). I tried replacing the video card (most obvious culprit at this point) and that didn't even work! I'm thinking it needs a new motherboard entirely.

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Sep 3, 2009

I am trying to restore my laptop (studio xps 16) to factory settings using the recovery image. If I look in my computer, i can see C and D drives.

D is my recovery partition with 7gb full out of 10gb. This is good and dandy except when i open the D drive, there is one folder that says RECOVERY that is empty. Why is it empty when there are 7gb's of files in there? I already have hidden files shown

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Jan 9, 2009

I had to replace the DC jack in my Inspiron 9300 and it appears to work correctly. Plug a battery in and it charges just fine. However when I turn the computer on it does not POST (or beep in any way at all). I turn on the power, the fans spin up, the HDD spins up, and then about 5 seconds later it all just shuts down. Ive tried taking the HDD and the RAM out to try and get some sort of beep code and i get nothing.

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Dell :: X-25M SSD Owners Post Your Benchmark

Sep 21, 2009

If you own an Intel X-25M SSD, please post your benchmark score(s).
I am having an issue with my 4K read/write. It seems as tho they are 50% less than what they should be. Nevertheless, post your benchmarks. I want to know if any other DELL owners experiencing the same problem as i do..

I would have posted this in the Hardware SSD Thread, but that thread is just out of control. I am mostly interested in the Random 4K reads/writes and this is probably the most important attribute in everyday computing for regular users like us.

X-25M G2

X-25M G2

on a side note, can someone tell me why my 4K reads/writes are so much slower than what they are supposed to be?

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Apr 21, 2009

I heard some crackling from my hard drive (presumably) and then all the hard drive functions stopped. I could move the mouse but opening files, folders etc. wasn't happening.

So it seems the HD just stopped working. I had to force reboot and after that all was fine again.

I'd like to make an image/clone of the hard drive in case I need to exchange it to a new one. Can someone point me to a good preferably free program that does the job. I have Vista 64bit OS and a 250GB HD that is some basic model that Dell ship

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Dec 18, 2009

trying to do a factory image restore on my Studio XPS 1640. I've done this before on other Dells but this one I don't see the Dell image restore option as said in the booklet.

I don't see the Dell Facotry TOols either. I just have the following: startup repair, system restore, system image recovery, windows memory diagnostic, and command prompt.

I chose system image recovery and it doesn't pull up anything - it's for my own images I made. No option to pull up my Dell factory image which I still have in it's own seperate partition.

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1645: Post A07 Discussion

Feb 16, 2010

Count me in the minority, but I've actually been pleased with the A07 BIOS revision. I'm curious about other opinions since I'd like to have a better understanding of the latest round of complaints.

As I understand the current situation:

The CPU no longer throttles when stressed by itself. With A03, running Prime95 on my 820QM at max brightness resulted in throttling. With A07, that's no longer the case. I get a consistent 13x multiplier. As a software engineer interested primarily in CPU horsepower for compiling and virtualization, this pleases me.


Gaming seems to work fine for a limited amount of time, but at some point stuttering occurs with some frequency. Which games exhibit this? Does this only occur at max settings in 1080p? At least one person was testing for throttling by running Prime95 in tandem with the game. Is that a reasonable real world test?


Prime95 and Furmark still results in throttling. Again, is this a reasonable real world test? Moving forward as more applications become multi-core aware and work is off-loaded to the GPU, I imagine system load will approach this simulated load... but is it realistic? My thought on the matter is that at some point heat becomes a factor, even with the excellent drop in temperatures that I've seen with GC-Extreme. A single fan and shared heat pipes aren't exactly an ideal design for that type of stress. The question is whether the heat dissipation is good enough.


In the event of GPU throttling, I've seen RivaTuner as a suggested workaround. Is it possible to lock the GPU clock to the maximum possible using RivaTuner without the CPU being throttled as a result?


Is the GPU really only throttling at a certain temperature threshold? I saw someone mention 84C as the magic number. Does that mean that you can run, say Prime95 and Furmark without throttling until the GPU hits 84C? Or in a more real world scenario, does that mean it's possible to game without apparent throttling until the GPU hits 84C? Wouldn't that mean you could further reduce (or eliminate) GPU throttling with better thermal paste? (For reference I've never seen my GPU load past 70C). Obviously, if that's a workaround, it would have been ideal for Dell to do this at the factory, but let's put that aside for now in the name of discussion.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 No Post Just Turn On

Apr 26, 2009

I have a friend's Inspiron 6000 from 2005

The laptop turned off by itself once and since then, it refuses to POST.

I do suspect some CPU power issue.

- The boards can be powered and shutdowns with the power button.
- HDD is detected and HDD LED turns off after detect.
- Only the Power led remains open
- No Image nor backlight on screen
- No access to BIOS
- PSA boot (Fn+Power) give Scroll Lock LED ON
I spoted a black burned zone around what I think is a diode. I removed it and try to mesure it but I'm not equipped to have an exact figure of what it is.
The marking on it is "SR" .....

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Acer :: 5920g Won't Post

May 17, 2009

I thought I hibernated or maybe something triggered it back on... i don't know! But my laptop has been sitting inside a drawer while it was running! And I don't remember when the last time I used my laptop and stuck it in there! I opened it up and I saw was BSOD!

So I just turned it off and turned it back on. Nothing posts on the screen and the hard drive light will blink for a second and then stop. Sometimes the fan will just turn off and it will constantly reboot itself. When that happens it only stays on for a few seconds but nothing shows up on the montior.

Man I think I screwed it up. I opened it up and I don't see any physical damage. I even took the heat sinks off and the chips look normal. I don't know what to do now. I have already tried running without a hard drive, only 1 ram stick in either slot. Nothing.

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Apple :: What Image Editor/creator Do You Use On A Mac

Feb 11, 2009

I have firefox for my browsing needs, MS Office for Mac 2008 for my office software, iTunes and Quicktime as my media player (they will play everything won't they?), and now i'm looking for a replacement for paint.net.

I don't need all the features of photoshop, although I gather many many mac users just opt for pirating it

Gimp isn't properly "native" and I hate the gimp tbf. Gimpshop is the same. Seahorse hasn't been updated for 2 years.......

I'm at a loss. What do I do for a paint.net equivilent on a mac? What if I buy photoshop elements? Is that just for photo's, or can I make avatars on it too etc...?

How do you cope? What do you use? Do you just pirate photoshop?

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Acer :: 5920G Not Getting Past POST

Jun 17, 2009

My 5920G Acer Notebook freezes, mainly in the first half hour after boot, completely in Windows. I'm not sure what it causes since it happens at most random moment (not in idle though).

It is just completely stuck and nothing responds anymore, causing me to have to reset it using the power button although it should 'automatically restart on freeze'.

When it then starts up again, it 4 of the 5 cases it shows a black screen, not even a BIOS post. There's just nothing. The computer turns itself off again and does it over again.

Sometimes it gets a little further (at windows boot) but then freezes at that point. Or sometimes it freezes at the Acer POST screen.

It also seems to reset the BIOS every time this happens, since I turned the ACER screen off but it keeps coming back.

I first believed it had something to do with heat, although the temperatures at which the computer freezed (I had speedfan running once when it crashed) were around 60 degrees for CPU and GPU and 50 for HDD (which is acceptable right).

What I believe is that it has something to do with the GPU. Sometimes it also shows artifacts at random places on the screen before killing itself and this would also explain why it wouldn't show up anything when I turn it on.

I'm still planning to run memtest86 to test the memory.

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