Dell :: Studio 17 Won't Play Blu-rays Since Win7

Jan 2, 2010

I recently installed win7 on my new studio 17 (1737) and since then the drive doesn't seem to recognise the discs as blu-rays, with powerDVD bringing up "there is a disc with an unsupported format in drive (F".

It worked fine beforehand, with whatever version of powerDVD that came pre-loaded, but after it won't play on any version.

It was a clean install of win7 (x64), and I've downloaded the updated firmware for the drive from the dell site (it's the CA10N, think it's LG-ish).....

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Dell :: Can An Xps 1330 Play Blue Rays- How Abot An I9300

Feb 13, 2009

been goofing around with blue rays.. I tried playing one off an external blue ray palyer using total media, and playback was HORRIBLE. the processor is not being pressed too badly only at about 50% activity).

What gives? I have the nvidia 8400-- doesn't this have nvidia's live hd (or whatever they call it) ?

On that note, anyone ever get an inspiron 9300 to play back blue ray? I have a 7800gtx video card in mine running vista, but all I keep getting is a "video overlay" error when I try. I have a HTPC with the same processor running BD great.. albeit it has a nvidia 8600gts in it..

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Oct 25, 2009

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Nov 23, 2009

I have been looking around for a Dell Studio 15. I want to use it for photo-editing, office-stuff like databases and some gaming.

My question is about this gaming part. i am defenitely not a hardcore gamer, but i would like to play: The Hunter ( in particularly. Does anyone play this game on their Dell Studio 15? Or is anyone willing to try the game on theirs? I would like to make shure it works before getting the laptop

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Jan 17, 2010

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also how does the studio compare to the dell vostro in terms of playing aoe3

price is a factor and the cheaper the better

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May 20, 2009

as it says up there a list of games you guys can play well on high settings and what resolutions you use as i cant find an actual list via the search field so thought i would get one starte....

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Jan 4, 2010

I did a clean install of Windows 7 on my Studio XPS 16 and everything is working except I can't play DVDs.

I installed the latest firmware for the DVD and got sound but no video.

I have also installed the latest ATI drivers and chipset with no luck.

Device Manager shows the driver for the monitory is a generic pnp monitor and I cannot set the resolution of the monitor above 1024 x 768. So, I am assuming that my problem is either the monitor driver and/or the ATI driver.

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May 1, 2009

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Jan 9, 2009

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Nov 7, 2009

I hope this is the correct forum. I apologize in advance if I'm posting in the wrong spot or if this issue has already been addressed. However,

I have searched the forum and other spots on the internet and have had no luck with this issue.

I recently upgraded my Studio XPS 1640 to Windows 7. Everything seems to be working fine, except for my webcam. If I look at the device manager, it lists 4 highlighted areas as problematic under 'other devices":

1) Base system device
2) Base system device
3) Base system device
4) Unknown device .....

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Dell :: Anyone With A Studio 1555 + Radeon Graphics Been Able To Play Starcraft II?

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My brother is looking for a new laptop and I'm thinking about giving him mine (Studio 1555 radeon) so i can pick a new one up. Just wondering if it'll hold up.

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Dell :: Edge-to-Edge FHD Widescreen 15.6 Inch WLED LCD (1920x1080) W/2.0 MP For Viewing Blu-rays

Aug 4, 2009

How does this screen do for viewing blu-ray movies? I know that everyone is raving about the RGBLED, but if this option is still good, then I'll go with it, because it's about $250 cheaper...

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Dell :: Studio 1555 Stuttering In Win7 64-bit- Can't Narrow It Down

Jan 28, 2010

The hardware/software specs on this laptop are: ...

It is my wife's computer that I bought for her for Xmas. She uses it like any girl would, using Firefox for surfing Facebook, plays that Farm game on the Facebook (based on Flash I believe?), plays the Sims 3 on it, iTunes to her iPhone, and some light photo stuff.

She is claiming that it has some stuttering (from the sounds of it less than 1 second of stutter) every now and then when she is doing anything on it, internet, Flash based games, Sims 3. She said it does occasionally freeze completely and she has to restart it during the Flash game and Sims 3, I don't think it has done this since I updated it to the latest BIOS last week though, time will tell I think.

I just can't narrow down what the problem is though. All of her drivers are completely up to date from Dell's website, Windows 7 Home is fully updated (it autoupdates daily) from Microsoft.
I haven't seen widespread complaints about the Studio 1555 having stuttering/freezing issues so I'm having a hard time narrowing down a specific hardware component within the computer. If I were to guess the two biggest culprits would be either the 500gb 7200rpm HD or the Radeon 4570.

Does anyone else have this stuttering/freezing problem or have seen common complaints about this?

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Dell :: M4400, Pre-installed Win7 Ok, Re-installed Win7 Not Ok...

Feb 18, 2010

I received my Precision M4400 with Win 7 Pro x64 pre-installed, and using it for audio recording and playing everything works great. However, since Win7x64 drivers do not exist for some of my audio devices,

I decided to put in a new HD (same as the original, only larger) double-booting XPx86 and Win7x64. So I installed XP on one partition of the new HD and Win7x64 from the CD that shipped with the M4400. Big problem...

Neither XPx86 nor the re-installed Win7x64 are able to deliver anything but crackles and pops and noise only slightly resembling music. Forget about recording...

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Oct 5, 2009

I only use laptops for some wifi, docs and music but I thought it was time for a slight upgrade so I found a deal on a Studio 15 and bought it.

I would like to start playing some games, not serious, but just some fun games to pass the time.

Below is my config, I am not sure what kind of games it can handle.

The system ended up costing me $735 brand new at Dell with my discounts.

Take a look and let me know what I can play (games) on it ......

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Feb 18, 2010

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According to this post from October:

Also, can I forgo the Control Point software and just use the OS Hardware manager? Any of the varied DCP downloads absolutely required?

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May 31, 2010

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File 1 .....plugged in

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File 3 .....ATI settings

in both cases,i use high performance plan for windows.....

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Apr 28, 2010

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when I log into my facebook account and try to play farmvile the system freezes up and flashes from a white screen to black and so on until I have to force shut it down and restart. now, I know that for $2700.00 dollars I should be able to play a simple beta game.

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Nov 30, 2008

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Nov 30, 2009

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Jan 17, 2010

I'm looking at the dell vostro line and my main intention is to play Age of Empires III.

I would like to be able to play the game at medium to high performance settings.

does anyone know if this is possible and if it is which version/model vostro should I get

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Mar 24, 2009

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Intel P4 2.2 GHz / AMD Athlon 2200+
1 GB of RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 6100+ / ATI Radeon 9500+ video card
(Note: At the time of release, Windows Vista is not compatible with ATI-based video cards with Radeon 9250 chipsets and below, in addition to NVIDIA-based video cards with GeForce 5000 series chipsets and below. ATI Radeon 9200 and 9250 PCI and NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX cards not supported. By extension, the game is not compatible with these chipsets on Windows Vista machines.)
DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
(Note: For Creative Sound Blaster Audigy cards running under Windows Vista, Intel P4 2.6 GHz CPU or equivalent, or multi-core CPU, required)
8X or faster DVD-ROM drive
6 GB of free hard drive space
For Multiplayer games: 2 to 8 players with optional voice support, network or Internet connection required (Cable, DSL, or faster connection)

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dell studio 1555 it runs games fine... so cant resist to play for long hours...i do also consider the machines health...

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Apr 30, 2009

I was wondering if its possible to install games onto my laptops second HDD. Right now, its the D: drive. I tried installing BF2 to this drive but an error said its "unsafe." Is there any way around this? The HDD is a Hitachi HTS723225L9A362 ATA.

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Aug 29, 2009

i signed up at as a student and got the win7 free download (after paying $15 for the annual membership).

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who else has switched to Win7? worth it over vista? heard it is but i don't want to lose my saved info and fingerprint login ability.

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Feb 3, 2009

I tried to install the 64-bit version on Win7 64-bit just now, but got this error:


Originally Posted by Windows requires a digitally signed driver

A recently installed program tried to install an unsigned driver. This version of Windows requires all drivers to have a valid digital signature. The driver is unavailable and the program that uses this driver might not work correctly.

Uninstall the program or device that uses this driver and check the publisher's support website to get a digitally signed driver.

[gears icon]

Driver: I8k Fan I/O x64
Service: FanIO driver
Publisher: Christian Diefer
Location: C:WindowsSystem32d...fanio.sys .....

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Nov 16, 2009

I've upgraded my precision m2400 about 2 weeks ago and noticed that the battery life has gone down significantly even when adjusting the power options / screen lighting / keyboard backlight and wifi.

Wasn't windows 7 suppose to improve battery life on laptops? The battery life has gone down by about an hour with variation on different power option settings. Anyone know how to fix this or anyone else having this problem? I'm using it with a 9cell battery.

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Dec 31, 2009

Does the Win7 upgrade kit support a fresh install or just upgrading the current Vista installation?

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