Dell :: Reformatting Vostro

Dec 30, 2009

I had a virus on my vostro 1500 and now have no choice but to reinstsall the operating software and start from scratch.

I only have two CD's that came with my 1500, which are labeled as follows:Drivers and utilities already installed on your computer
Application already installed on your computer

but in reading the instruction booklet it says to install "the operating system reinstallation CD" and I don't show having received this CD when I got my vostro 2 yrs ago.

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Dell :: Reformatting

Aug 15, 2009

1. Should I reformat when my new SXPS arrives?

2. Should I reformat AGAIN when I get my free Win7 upgrade in October? (And is this possible using the upgrade DVD?)

3. IF I reformat, will all of the drivers I need be on a CD dell sends with my comp, or will I need to track down the downloads for the most recent drivers for each component of my laptop?

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Apr 29, 2010

So its been almost two years since i got my xps m1530, and ive decided to reformat to Windows 7 x64 from Vista 32

so i can actually use my 4gigs of ram. Any advice, suggestions or problems anyone's had reformatting? Also, the drivers i got with my laptop, those won't work since they're only for Vista right?

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Sep 27, 2009

After a few weeks using Vista on my Xps 1530 i used the guides on this site to install XP on my machine. Now I've decided to go back to vista but this seems to be a much more difficult task than i first tought.

I tried reinstalling with my Vista disk, either by starting it up in Xp or by booting directly from it. But when the installation gets halfway and needs to restart the computer i get a blue screen every time after restarting and trying to continue the installation.

Blue screen message:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer .....

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Jan 24, 2009

i am having some problems with my 1520 and i was wondering how to go about reformatting it back to "new"?

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May 11, 2009

I've owned the XPS 1330 for a little more than a year, and because of a drop recently I have had to change the hard drive and reinstall vista. I believe I didn't properly install vista on to the computer and now it doesn't restart normally as it should, sometimes it will show a blue screen or it will restart continuously.

I called tech and because I didn't purchase extended warranty I'm restricted to certain telephone lines, and they would require that I pay up a sum to have them go through and check the problem.

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Jan 8, 2009

This is my 3rd attempt trying to reformat.

With the AHCI driver.

When i reached that part to install the driver, i clicked on that "drivers", connected my USB and added the AHCI driver.

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Dec 30, 2008

I just ordered a new Latitude E6500 (and my boss is paying for it!). It will come with Vista Business 32 and I plan on reformatting the machine and doing a clean install.

My new system will have:

160 GB 5400 HDD
WXGA+ LED Display
Integrated Webcam
Intel Wifi 5100
Dell 370 Bluetooth

I prefer to have my system as clean as possible. Is there any included software that I will need to reinstall?

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Aug 11, 2009

i just reformatted my dv6000 and went from 32 bit vista to 64. i've gotten everything pretty well squared away except the wireless.

at first i had no wireless assistant, so i got that from an hp website, and it's there, however it won't turn on. it tells me to go to tools manager or something and turn on wireless assistant, but it's not there. what is the usual procedure in this situation.

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Jun 19, 2009

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HP/Compaq :: Dv9700 - Reformatting C Drive, Laptop Wont Start

Sep 23, 2009

I recently caught a virus after accidentally typing faceboo k. cm instead of faceboo k. com in IE but Avast was able to take care of it. However, after restarting my HP laptop, I was unable to go into windows and it says there's a problem with startup or winload(I forgot). I used the repair startup 5 times, but to no avail. (I'm not sure if the virus is the cause of my problem).

So, I decided to use the Vista recovery DVDs and reformatted the C drive. I put the CD and HP automatically reformatted the windows partition of my drive. After it's done, the laptop was restarted and a dialog box that says "Software is being installed" appeared and there was a progress bar. But, it restarted again before the progress bar has a chance to complete. And after the laptop is restarted, the system says "BootMGR" is missing please restart using ctr alt del. After I restarted it again, a dialog box saying the recovery has failed appear. I tried this twice and failed both. The details of the error say something about QFE is missing or something.

FYI, the last time I used the Recovery cd I was brought to a blue screen (if I'm not wrong) where I can repartition, delete, or create partitions before formatting the drives. This time, I was unable to repartition or delete the drive, I was brought straight to reformating. And I was unable to use the Recovery Disk in the system; I pressed F11 and nothing happened.

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Dell :: Vostro 1500 Dekstop Icons Disappeared Stops At Vostro

Feb 27, 2009

I bought a Vostro 1500. It has been fine and I got XP instead of Vista. 2GB of RAM.

It boots up fine with quick Dell screen, black XP start up screen with thermometer line at bottom, then light blue XP screen then Vostro.

Before the destop icons show up next after Vostro and I am all set. Now it stops at Vostro.

I can get to programs using task manager file open and browse. Not very convenient.

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Dell :: Inspiron 13, XPS M1330, Studio XPS 13, Vostro 1320 Or Vostro 1310

Apr 5, 2009

im not sure if i want a graphic card in it, as it would just eat battery life and i would get nothing much out of it, since i have no plans in gaming with it.

i will be, however massively watching movies, and streaming movies (99.9% of the web, not dvd player) would that need a dedicated graphic card?

i would also like to know which are the best in terms of :

price, screen quality, build quality, weight, which ones have the same keyboard,current known issues, and are they any rumors or known news of any updates of any of these models in the next 6 months worth waiting for?

ive also bought a m1330 a few months back, but since i had some issues with school, i had to return it and delay my purchase to this year.

the laptop was getting extremely hot, like not even possible to put on my lap kind-of hot. is that issue fixed?

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Dell :: Vostro V13 Vs Vostro 3300

Mar 9, 2010

I know the Vostro 3300 just came out.

For those who own the V13. Do you miss having HDMI? How's the build quality on the V13? And with the Vostro 3300 out now, the Vostro 3300 would be a better buy, no?

Any differences that I should take note of?

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Dell :: [New] Vostro V13

Dec 8, 2009



Looks very nice. Spotted it on the Hong Kong, Mayalsia, China site as well as the reported Singapore site. (See updates below.)

I am looking for other available countries right now. Will keep this post updated.

Just spotted the starting price on the Dell China website: (see US price @ Update 3 below)

250GB hdd

Core2Solo SU3500
320GB hdd

Actual translation should mean "ships on the 14th" assuming that means December.


- Ah, available in the UK and Australia also.
- Don't see the C2D option on the UK page, looks like it's still being updated. (LINK)
- Top spec option on AUS page @ a pricey $13xxAUD. Laptops are abit more expensive over there. :-/ (LINK)

Update2: Via Endgaget



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I'm looking for a 17" laptop, so am considering both the Vostro 3700 and Precision M6500. I understand the system differences between these two machines, as well as the cost differences. Ideally, I'd like whatever I buy to last 3+ years without falling too far behind in technology, but on the other hand the Precision is very expensive (budgets suck).

Thus, would the new Vostro 3700, maxed out on configuration, be a worthwhile investment or, since I'm going to spend the money, should I go the extra mile and get the Precision? What would I miss (other than the graphics card mostly) if I go Vostro?

I've been agonizing over this for a good month or so and realize making a decision like this in a vacuum isn't going to happen, so let me know your thoughts.

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It says 100% full...Charging !

It's been like that for 1.5 hours so I took it out. While in the machine I ran HWMon and it should a fully charged battery and the power output was equal across the board..

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System Requirements:

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I think it should work, but I'm not sure and I don't want to be surprised after spending 200 USD on new motherboard.

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