Has anyone installed a SSD drive in this model with success? If so, does the BIOS need to be upgraded? I have a Vertex 120 SSD drive I'm not using and am thinking about putting it in the Sony and installing Win 7/32 bit.
I would like for all the current functions to work such as the camera and video card. Would this be a big issue or should I just reload the original OS(XP).
obviously uninstalled the old ones (removed from control panel, then safemode and use the guru drive cleaner to clean up any left overs)
when i install the drivers it takes about 5 minutes which is the strange thing i noticed, normally takes a minute or 2 at most
after installation i reboot and find that in device manager the yellow exclamation mark icon next to the vga device, when i try and point it to install from the folder itself it takes about 10 minutes then tells me its failed.
I was recently given a Latitude E6530 and I wish to upgrade the standard keyboard to a backlit one after coming from a MacBook Air. I was wondering, does E6530 (or it's similar models) requires an additional cable to power the backlight or does it just feed off the single cable? I've scoured YouTube and Google to try find out if an extra cable is required for this model however wasn't able to.
So Im getting ready to buy an intel X25-M SSD drive, but I was on the phone with sony support about my VGN-Z26GN (last year model Z not current one)
Which has a normal HDD drive, and I asked him if I can install a 2.5" SSD drive. He said it wouldnt fit.. I was thinkin ? Ain't it the same size? He said nah it wouldnt fit and even if you did put it in, you'd have to recode the motherboard or something...
I'm almost certain I have read people on this forum replacing their HDD's in the Vaio Z with SSD's.....
I sucessfully installed windows 2003 server on Dell Latitude E6400. All the devices are working fine now. I would like to share with you my experience as below:
1. Suppose you have successfully installed Windows 2003 on Dell E6400: there are many topics instruct how to ingergrate the SATA controller driver to windows installer using nlite. I will not repeat this.
2. You MUST know exactly what the device model in your machine: harddrive, network card, wireless card, video card. I get this information because i have installed windows Vista on this machine before .....
Last year, when Apple released their new MacBook Pros in June, they only had a glossy version of the 15" model. Then in August, they came out with a matte version of the 15" model.
Now this year, Apple came out with only a glossy version of the 15" standard resolution (1440x900) model. I'm wondering if the same thing as last year will happen again - will Apple come out with a matte version of the 15" standard resolution model in a few months?
I am a newbie to graphics. When I bought my laptop I was told that it has inbuilt intel hd graphics 4000. So when I checked the device manager there was no such driver or device. Is this because it is inbuilt in the processor or have I missed installing any driver.
I just opened up my HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15 Sleekbook and I want to connect a 2nd monitor to stretch my desktop. I have a Dell monitor that I've been using for a year or so with a VGA connection. On my new Touchsmart there is no standard vga port.
After trying multiple times (both automatically and manually) to install the Nvidia drivers it shows an error saying "you must install an Intel driver first". I realize this is the HP forum, but i've tried contacting Intel with no luck on top of trying every Intel driver that looks even remotely relevant. (most of which error while installing mentioning my computer lacks the requirements for the install).
I've tried updating the drivers automatically through windows on top of disable/uninstall and restart, but the same problem keeps arising.
Are the Dell 9300 HD's SATA or ATA-6? I'd like to upgrade my 9300 with a larger hard drive, somewhere around 100GB or so. Any recommendations? Do I just need to look for a laptop SATA drive 7200RPM or are there other specs I need to consider?
Recently, I ordered Dell Inspiron 1520 with the following main specifications:
Intel Core 2 Dou T7500 2.2-GHz CPU 2x1 GB 667-MHz RAM nVidia 8600GT 256-MB GDDR2 GPU Fujitsu 160-MB SATA 5400-RPM HDD Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premuim OS
Anyway, at the beginning I was really disappointed with the performance; the system was too slow specially during booting, loading, and playing games. Furthermore, when the notebook is on battery, the performance was terrible; I even can't watch movies smoothly or explore the hard drive normally.
So, I entered the BIOS, load the defaults, no improvements!
Then, after too many calls/chats with Dell technical support, someone asked me to update the BIOS, then I update it, but again there were no improvements.
Finally, I got the right man from Dell support, and he suggested to change a BIOS setting, which is the "SATA Operation" and set it to "ATA" rather than "ACHI". Then, I entered the BIOS (which is the new version "A03"), and went to the "SATA Operation" option then I saw the default factory is set to "ATA" where I am sure that it was "ACHI" as a default factory with the previous BIOS version. Anyway, I set it to "ATA" and I had to disable also the "Flash Cache Module" to do so. Then finally, the system performance improved and everything seems to be normal.
Now, my questions are: Did I lost the "SATA" feature/performance of my hard drive (because I set it to "ATA")? If I do lost the "SATA" feature/performance, is there any workaround solution to make the "SATA Operation" as "ACHI" and system remails OK (e.g.: installing new storage/interface drivers to the OS)? Why in the new BIOS, the "SATA Operation" default factory is set to "ATA" not as like the previous version were the default is "ACHI"? Is there anybody faced the same problem as mine? If so, how did he solve it? Is this one of Dell disadvantages/faults?
I've read that e-sata may or may not be powered depending on how the host is designed, does dell's e-sata/usb combo port self-power external 2.5" e-sata drives or do they need their adapters/usb cable used?