New owner of a Dell Studio 1735 that came loaded with ( of course) WIndows Vista. I was told by the rep at Dell that sold it to me " oh yeah, you can get the XP drivers for it".....yeah right!!
I was able to create a slipstream Windows XP install CD that loads SP2 files and the SATA HDD drivers to avoid the BSOD that I got initially in trying to load XP..so far so good I thought.
Ran Vistaboot to dual boot but that corrupts the NTLDR and I cannot dual boot into anyting but VISTA as I get the message statingthe NTLDR is either missing or corrupted . If I run a repair and then type FIXBOOT , I can then get back into XP.., but of course..., no longer can boot into VISTA ( no big loss but it would have been nice ) and only have XP.
I cannot find the XP drivers for audio , video ( ATI Mobility Radeon 3650 ) or wireless and an UNKNOWN DEVICE. I've looked and looked,but incredibly there seems to be no XP drivers for these devices.
I just feel that Dell has the XP drivers for these devices but somehow is just not releasing them. It's really unfair to be "locked" into one OS ( which , by the way...sucks!) and feel like a idiot for believing the sales rep.
i have the RGBLED screen and i was wondering how do change the settings on how bright the screen should be on different settings like power saver and high performance or when its running on battery or not.
I have the WLED Full HD display with the 4670 card. The issue I am having is that on the right side of the screen (rightmost two inches) on a white background only on the white area you can see a faint flickering that sometimes looks like waves coming up from the upper right conner. Again, this effect is very faint, yet visible if you know about it. Is like the wind is messing up the "water" or something.
To see it/test it open IE (or notepad etc) at google and look at the right most side in the white area. It is easier to see if the screen is tilted away from you or looking from under, however, I can see it in the regular position I use.
If you have the same configuration can you please check yours if you see anything?
The problem it is not visible in an external monitor.
Dell replaced my screen in which the problem is milder than the previous screen, but it is still there.
I kinda accepted it as fact of life for the screen, however, when I update the ATI driver, during the update process the screen flickers for a second or two (goes black) and after that there is no problem until I reboot. So apparently the driver is reseting something that makes the problem go away.
I now have Win7 RTM, but the problem was present with Vista and in the Dell Diags CD (if you move the Diags window to the right). I have the A10 BIOS, the problem was also present with A8.
The screen brightness setting does not affect it.
I run a couple screen test software with a lot of patterns no additional problems there ,i.e., no distortion of the patterns, other than the above issue on a white background.
I do not mean to be picky about it, but it bugs me since my other laptops do not have this issue and now that I found that the issue can go away momentarily with the driver update/change.
This is interesting... a friend of mine just tried to order the SXPS with the i7-820 processor and got denied by Dell. Apparently, the 1645 has been fully discontinued, and Dell will no longer be placing the i7-820 processor in any SXPS form factor. They quoted that due to hardware and power issues as the reason behind discontinuing the 1645 (and replacing it with the 1647) and killing i7-820 support. The sales rep said the only offering will be the Studio series for the i7-820.
As a 1645 owner with the i7-820, this is kinda scary that this laptop has been discontinued this quickly as well as the offering of the 820 series chip. We ended up calling a second time, and another sales rep confirmed the same story.
Anyone get similar information from Dell on this? I'm also wondering if this is a "Dell Canada" thing...
I'm running windows 7 64bit, I got a new RGBLED screen as a replacement mid last week. Now I just realized that when I close the lid the screen isn't turning off. I've went through all of the power options and set it to "Do nothing" when closing the lid and that, for every single laptop I've owned has made the screen to shut off when closed. If I let it idle it'll dim and then shut down like it normally would during windows use. Is there a quickfix or some sort of driver needed? Also grabbed a 9cell battery from a parts sort locally, couldn't believe they had a 9cell for $30! This thing looks brand new, but I'm suspicious that it might be some chinese fake, how can I determine if it's real? It only have 1.0% of wear on it according to HWiNFO32.
I received my XPS 1530 a few days ago and I'm happy with everything except for the factory supplied fingerprints on the lid. I tried using screen wipes and Windex - but I can't remove the fingerprints. Has anyone else successfully removed fingerprints, and if so, what did you use?
I googled around to see if anyone had done this but got no results.
Is it possible to remove the optical drive from the XPS M1330 and put some sort of plastic placeholder there instead? Being able to fit an extra battery or hard-drive would be great, but I can settle for some plastic.
Has anyone removed the stickers from the right palmrest of their E6400 (or similar)? The Windows Vista Basic sticker is really annoying to me, but it seems to be very securely attached and I don't want to ruin anything in the process of removing it....
I've owned and used dozens of laptops in my day, but never have I come across a keyboard that refuses to let me have the key. Usually I can wedge my fingernail in under both sides of the key and just "pop" it off .....
I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this. But I recently picked up a malware called AntiSpyware Soft I assume through the wireless connection. I have no idea how to remove it, although it becomes less harmful when run in safe mode and when you disable the lan settings in internet explorer.
Is there a free way of removing it that isn't super complicated?
I have a sony vaio CR series and I'm buying a sager np8662 but I'm kinda poor right now. So i was wondering if its possible to remove the cpu, ram sticks and HDD from my sony and put them in a np8662 bare bone and then upgrade when I get the money?
I just removed the LED dashboard cover and then the keyboard in a LATITUDE E4300 and used some compressed air for a simple spring cleaning. after I carefully put everything back together, the following keys stopped working 9 O L .
I repeated the process a couple of times to make sure I didn't make any mistake, but still those keys don't work.
I finally got around to taking the stickers off of the palmrest on my Z11, and I was left with a lot of goo.
I was too lazy to pick up "goo gone" cleaner so I just rubbed off the sticker goo with my thumb.
Problem is, it left a "carbon footstep" of where the sticker goo was which, no matter how hard I try, I can't clean.
If I look at it at a certain angle, I can see a whole pattern of where I rubbed the sticker goo off. It's really really ugly and I would advise anyone getting around to it to be smart about it and buy goo gone