Dell :: Reformat Or Not To Reformat

May 6, 2009

so I recently ordered my Studio XPS 16 and hopefully it will be coming 5/15/09(crossing fingers).

I am debating if I should reformat when I get it, I am a little nervous about doing it.

I was just thinking about manually uninstalling some of the crap that comes with it, like the facial recognition since I know I wont use it. Will I see a noticeable performance increase if I reformat? Or should I just uninstall the things I wont use?

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Dell :: Reformat

Jul 26, 2009

I just finished reformatting and I'm on the desktop, but the highest resolution it'll go to is 1400x1050. I had 1080p before! Is this a driver problem because I have not installed them yet

Also I'm clicking the Eject Button and the DVD isn't ejecting

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Nov 5, 2009

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When I use my vista disc that it came with does it automatically do it for me or do I select which partition to reformat (or reformat both partitions)?

Then what do I do with the drivers disc? install during reformat or after?

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Jul 28, 2009

I am having a problem with a 1501 reformat and need help.

I have done a complete reformat and everything seems to work fine except for one thing---I cannot get on the Internet. This unit was wireless capable before the reformat, but now doesn't seem to show any wireless capability and will not log on to the net even through broadband.

I am guessing that there is a driver problem with the network adapter? I have tried to download a dell driver to DVD from a different computer, but no luck so far. System Devices shows 5 different devices that are "questionable" with no drivers, including a "network controller" and an "ethernet controler".

I have the CD's that came with the unit, including a "driver devices" CD. I have tried to use that CD but no luck so far.

I am a rookie at this but have done reformats before without any problem. I am a student and this computer is something of a "repair project" for learning purposes.

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Apple :: Mac OS Reformat

Aug 15, 2009

to reformat my sisters Air... She is now visiting me and all the disks are in US. Computer is really working fine but she desperately wants to reformat it... Anyway, can I use disks that came with other mac to reformat it or it should be specifically Air's disks?

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May 6, 2009

I have to do is put the Dell Vistra Reinstallation CD in and follow the prompts?Then go to the Dell website and download all the drivers from there?

Will dell miss out on any drivers on their website?

I read somewhere that without the MediaCenter3 and the AHCI the laptop will go slower?

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Feb 11, 2013

I have a new 17R 7720 SE- that worked great when I got it, but after all the Dell updates- the Waves Maxx doesn't work, and if I use it for more than an hour the screen turns white and the Laptop screen then goes blank! I've called Dell and they told me the 17R 7720 SE runs hot because of the internal 2gb nVidia 650 Video Card.

 I spent the money for a Cooler Master Laptop cooler with 3 Fans (separate A/C adapter to run this thing) and the Cooler Master sounds like a jet airplane under the Dell- and the Dell screen still shuts off. The only way to solve this is use an external monitor... if I would have known this I never would have order this worthless Inspiron.

I write this from my trusty Latitude D630- it's never let me down... the 17R 7720 SE has nothing but trouble! Dell recommended I reformat the Hard Drive, and re-install the factory software from the System Restore Disc...

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May 30, 2009

I recently received my new Vostro 1320 and i'm quite satisfied with the system thus far.

I would however really like to put my own copy of XP on it (the system came with Vista Basic). I have my own copy of XP and all the XP drivers from dell's support site.

I've heard that there might be some issues regarding the BIOS that might make the reformat less than simple. Can anyone provide any advice about it or should I go about it as usual.

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Jul 23, 2009

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I am sure it is a driver problem, but am having trouble finding the correct one from Dell

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Mar 31, 2009

I have reformatted my old Inspiron 6400 in preperation of selling it, however I used to leave the Bluetooth module turned off the majority of the time when not needed to conserve power.

The module was turned off at the time of the reformat. Since reformatting I cannot get the Bluetooth to work. I can see it in the BIOS and I have loaded the drivers, but it's still failing to work or recognise it

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Apr 12, 2009

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Jan 22, 2008

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Sony :: BlueRays Not Playing After Reformat

Feb 13, 2010

I have a VGN-FW486J/H that I reformatted to sell to a soldier over here in Iraq with me.

I downloaded and installed the Blue ray drivers from the sony web site and assumed it would work. I had him come over to show him the quality of the blue rays when played but after putting it in the drive, it didnt wind out or anything (including autoplay).

When I went into "My Computer" and double clicked the F: drive, it just ejected the blue ray disk.

It plays regular dvds just fine and Im currently installing Red Alert 3 for him so the drive is working.. jus not reading blue rays.

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Dell :: Can A Virus Survive Reformat In The MediaDirect Partition?

Oct 24, 2009

I have a dell XPS m1530, and because I am pretty sure I had a virus that my antivirus software could not pick up I reinstalled Vista.

I ended up reformatting the partition it was on before installing over, I also reformatted the recovery partition. But, apparently XPS system comes with a MediaDirect partition that I was unable to reformat (the windows set up did not let me do this).

I am wondering now if it's possible for the virus to have lived through the reformat in the MediaDirect partition. If so, how can I reformat that partition?

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Nov 4, 2014

I've followed the instructions for the system restore / format HD, but when I press F8, I do not get the option to restore etc...its just takes me back 'home' to the start up page.

I have all my reinstallation disks from purchase - is there any other method I can use? I need to reformat and restore ....

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Nov 6, 2014

how to restore / reformat an Inspiron 720 to factory settings? Its 6 years old now and in need of a ive found several answers all suggest pressing F8 on system stsrtup and doing it there.however when i do that and choose Repair My PC i then only get 5 options

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None of these seem to allow me to reset my PC to its original state.I didnt have a disc with the PC, there is a recovery partition on the hard drive so i presume i should br able to reformat from that.

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Sep 5, 2009

I was looking to reformat my notebook and I was curious what the essential drviers are? I have Windows Vista disks so I won't be using HPs bloatware junk. I saw the thread with updated drivers but what can I ignore?

I know I will need the graphics, ethernet card, sound drivers... but what else? I want the bare minimum. I hate HP software?

Stuff like quicklaunch I can ignore right? I just need to make sure I install the quick touch button drivers right?

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Boot Device Not Found. Please install an operating system on your hard diskHard Disk (3F0)F2 System DiagnosticsFor more information, please visit: [URL] .....
I even tried putting USB CD/DVD ROM Drive first…same results.
So, my questions to you, I guess, is firstly, why are the fdisk CDs not booting? Did I burn the wrong fdisk? Secondly, do you know why my OS couldn’t be installed using the reinstall software? I’m assuming the software is legit and the computer did in fact originate with Windows 8. 
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I have seen this error when people tried to create a recovery partition for the future but in this case I need it to get my computer back to working again!
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my laptop vostro 3460 won't boot any more. When I turn it on it loads the Dell logo (I suppose it passes the POST) but then it just shows a black page. It could be anything, but I guess that it may have something to do with Windows 8 and the UEFI system. I also would be quite happy to install linux mint and get rid of Windows, but I don't know how to change the boot priority order.

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