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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Mar 30, 2009

I am working on my brothers laptop.

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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.

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What I Was Doing:

All I wanted to do was install an SSD (SanDisk Extreme 240GB) as my primary drive using factory recovery created from Dell Backup and Recovery/Recovery Media from USB drive.... I was trying to update firmware on the SSD. It requires a download and the creation of a thumb drive to which one boots after adding it in the BIOS. Ever since I tried using that thumb drive during boot (on power up it was in a USB slot with the intention of opening BIOS and setting that thumb drive as a boot device to complete firmware update) things have been a mess.

The Problems:

I have run into a situation where no matter what key I press during startup, it has no impact on the startup. Main problem is that F2 will not open BIOS. F12 does not show Boot Order.

 Here are the symptoms:

Cannot access BIOS or Boot Order during POST All partitions on the factory 1TB hard drive now show in Windows File Explorer whereas previously only the partition labeled C: OS was shown

Potentially Stupid Things I Tried:

I discovered that if there are no hard drives installed, the system will boot to a DOS-type screen with options for Boot Order (with no drives it lists only Network Boot), Setup, Diagnostics, and Boot Configuration.

Setup takes me to the BIOS (vA11) but obviously with no drives showing Diagnostics takes to me to a test suite which when run gives me an error on the video memory but all else tests OK (tests of the video memory from within the Dell Suite within Win 8 show no errors) Boot Configuration gives me Legacy, UEFI Secure and UEFI Not Secure

I also downgraded the BIOS from A11 to A08 and then back to A11 in hopes of getting back access to BIOS but no luck.

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At this point the mainboard and HDD both test fine independently but will not work together. My only guess is that the mainboard is no longer supplying enough power for all of the components and crashing when the HDD tries to spin up on boot. That, or the SATA controller is malfunctioning and only working for the ODD.

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Aug 4, 2009

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

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

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Nov 24, 2009

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Jan 13, 2009

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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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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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Sep 21, 2009

If you own an Intel X-25M SSD, please post your benchmark score(s).
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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

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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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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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