Dell :: M1530 Excessive Disk Usage

Oct 6, 2008

I just got a new Dell XPS m1530:

2.5 Ghz
4 Gb RAM
300 Gb HDD
Geforce 8600
Vista Premium

I noticed that I can hear the hard drive spinning (like that little clicking sound it makes) almost like 70% of the time. Is that normal? I tried killing off some applications but it doesn't stop! Is there any way to find which application is doing this, is this even normal?

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I even had to upgrade to Windows 8 thinking it would solve the problem but here I am stuck with the same problem.

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It seems I keep getting close but then something fails.
For example, I followed these instructions but after a few seconds the Windows 98 splash screen stops moving and nothing happens.
I've tried FreeDos on a usb flash drive, but I get "Bad or missing command interpreter". I tried one suggestion from the FreeDos site but nothing changed.

I need the boot disk to downgrade from bios A12 to A09 to hopefully solve my battery charging problems. This is a known fix.

EDIT: The battery level is too low, and the bios update won't work unless the battery is at least 10% charged. Running the bios update from a boot disk with the /forceit command line argument is supposed to get around this

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Jan 24, 2010

My motherboard on a Dell XPS M1530 (configuration below) does not recognize the hard disk.

I checked the hard drive and it is working well so I concluded it is the motherboard. I need advise on how much a new motherboard would cost, which motherboard I need, and whether it is worth going through a repair/replacement.

I gave the laptop (it is out of warranty, but with the cause being water damage the warranty would most probably be void anyway) to a repair shop and they want $349 to attempt a repair or $149 to replace it with a new one (this does not include the cost of a new motherboard).

I was looking for one on ebay, however I am not sure if it will be compatible with my configuration.

I would appreciate if anyone who had the same problem or experience with a similar issue can provide any input. Here is the configuration: ...

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My xps was having start-up issues and when trying to run the Vista Start-up Repair disk I received an error:

'The instruction at 0x7336e159 referenced memory at 0x00000076. The memory could not be read. Press CANCEL to terminate the program'.

Then at re-boot I accessed the boot menu and ran a PSA Diagnostic and received the following error code while scanning the processor memory:

' ERROR CODE: 0142  MSG: Error 2000-0142  MSG: Hard Drive 1-Self Test unsuccessful  STATUS: 79'.

I have installation disks as follows:

Dell Drivers and Utilities for XPS M1530, Dell Windows Vista Home Premium 32BIT  Reinstallation DVD, Dell Media Direct 3.5 for XPS Reinstallation Disk.

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It usually lasts for only a few seconds on initial bootup and is all over by the time Vista loads.

However, this laptop spends 95% of its time on my desk in my dorm room, residing on an improvised laptop stand for better cooling. I took it into the shop I bought it from now that I'm home and whilst they were happy to look at it, it just wouldn't replicate what I had been describing to them when they were listening to it. Murphy's law I guess. Anyway, they thought the only way to sort it out would be to leave it with them and they would try it daily till it it reared its head. Not knowing how long it would take to get over its stage fright (and needing some information off it) I declined that offer!

Has anyone noticed similar traits or symptoms in their machines? If so, how did you remedy it? I'm really tempted to pull it apart myself but it is only 7 months old so well within the warranty period that I may put in jeopardy.

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If I reboot from that screen it goes to the same message. If I power down and restart, it boots up just fine.

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I asked a friend with a dv5t purchased around the same time and his capacity is down to nearly 27000 mwh. Our laptops are the same except his has the intel integrated graphics while i got the 9600m gt. Also he uses the battery almost daily.

When i first got the laptop i got nearly 2 hours out of it. Now i can barely get an hour.

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Anyone else notice excessive battery drain when the unit is shut down?

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2.Laptop turned off -> charger stays plugged -> turned on after 15h, battery bar:
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1. Unplug charger, laptop goes to on battery mode (green leaf).

2. Turn off laptop

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