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Windows 7: Need new BIOS for Dell E228WPF Monitor

06 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Need new BIOS for Dell E228WPF Monitor

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista and am having locking-up issues. MS has told me I need to upgrade the BIOS from Dell. On the Dell driver site, my monitor model, E228WPF is not listed. Any idea of where I can get this? Thanks.

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06 Feb 2010   #2

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 Full
 
 

Go to Dell look under drivers and downloads put in Insperion 531 there is one Bios update however it is for Vista 32.
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07 Feb 2010   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rstbusboy View Post
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista and am having locking-up issues. MS has told me I need to upgrade the BIOS from Dell. On the Dell driver site, my monitor model, E228WPF is not listed. Any idea of where I can get this? Thanks.
i have never heard of a monitor needing a bios upgrade , do you mean a firmware upgrade, tell us the exact probs you are having ,we may be able to help you

here is the link to your mobo bios http://support.dell.com/support/down...n&catid=&impid=
you will have to run this in compatibility mode for vista
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07 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

"Update the BIOS" is a stock answer for "I don't know and I'm too lazy to find out what your real problem is".

Exactly what "locking up" issues are you having? I do a lot of support on the Dell users forum and there are no "lock up" problems reported for this model. There's nothing on the monitor, it should be automatically detected by Windows.

Be very careful when installing a BIOS update. On Dell's if the BIOS update fails and corrupts the motherboard the ONLY option is to replace the motherboard. Follow the Dell install instructions exactly and do not have other programs running when you start it.
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07 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, I have a Dell Inspiron 531 and since upgrading to Win 7, the computer periodically freezes up, most of the time after it goes to sleep. I have to do a hard boot-up. I have worked a number of times with Microsoft Help, and the latest one told me to go back to Dell to update all the drivers and BIOS for graphics, video and monitor. I downloaded the available BIOS and drivers for my Dell model off of the Dell Website, but can't find anything for my specific monitor, the Dell E228WPF, and I'm not sure if the issue I have is related to the monitor or not.

Thanks for your help.
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07 Feb 2010   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rstbusboy View Post
Yes, I have a Dell Inspiron 531 and since upgrading to Win 7, the computer periodically freezes up, most of the time after it goes to sleep. I have to do a hard boot-up. I have worked a number of times with Microsoft Help, and the latest one told me to go back to Dell to update all the drivers and BIOS for graphics, video and monitor. I downloaded the available BIOS and drivers for my Dell model off of the Dell Website, but can't find anything for my specific monitor, the Dell E228WPF, and I'm not sure if the issue I have is related to the monitor or not.

Thanks for your help.
99% of the time win 7 will install the correct driver for your monitor , i should'nt worry too much about that what i would start to look for is a fix for resuming after sleep, i will try to find a link for you here is alink i found http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930091 its mostly for vista but the same applies to Windows 7
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07 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I did this and it took me to a box that was already checked.
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27 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Windows 7 on a Inspiron 531

I'm running Windows 7 32bit on Inspiron 531 with no problems, but there is an issue with running the 64bit version on a 531. There is no Away Mode driver for 64bit which controls the sleep feature. If you are running Windows 7 64bit then that's probably your problem. If not, there is a 32bit Vista dirver for your monitor HERE that you can use. That's what I had to do for my monitor.
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27 Feb 2010   #9

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

http://ftp.us.dell.com/monitors/R144815.zip This is the driver you are looking for to run in 64bit version for the Dell E228WPF monitor.
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