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Windows 7: Dell M1330 boot fail

10 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit 7100
 
 
Dell M1330 boot fail

Hi all,

I have very recently installed Windows 7 7100 64bit with little success. I can use the M1330 for about 20 minutes and then bam..... the lappy will turn off and when I try to turn it back on I get nothing but a weird white screen. Not even the dell boot screen will appear.

When I first installed Windows 7 it found all drivers but due to this issue I have sought to change a few key drivers. Such as, the nVidia 8400 drivers and I have updated the SATA drivers to R154198

My specs are:
- 4 GB of RAM
- 2.4 CPU
- 200GB HD; 7200RPM
- nVidia 8400 Video card

I have heavily searched the net with no joy. please help.

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10 Jun 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cs3110 View Post
Hi all,

I have very recently installed Windows 7 7100 64bit with little success. I can use the M1330 for about 20 minutes and then bam..... the lappy will turn off and when I try to turn it back on I get nothing but a weird white screen. Not even the dell boot screen will appear.

When I first installed Windows 7 it found all drivers but due to this issue I have sought to change a few key drivers. Such as, the nVidia 8400 drivers and I have updated the SATA drivers to R154198

My specs are:
- 4 GB of RAM
- 2.4 CPU
- 200GB HD; 7200RPM
- nVidia 8400 Video card

I have heavily searched the net with no joy. please help.
cs3130

FIRST hi and welcome to SF. we need a ton more info in order to narrow it down. Was it a clean install, 32 bit or 64, etc. We could help you much more quickly if you filled in your "my system specs" in user CP. If you search you can find instructions if you need them.
Do you have sleep or hibernate turned on, or maybe a screen saver.

Again welcome
Waiting on much more info

Ken
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10 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 64bit 7100
 
 

Hey Ken,

Thanks for the warm welcome.

Yeah it was a Clean install of Windows 7 7100 64 bit. I did not have a screen saver on but I did have a hibernate feature turned on but I don't believe that it ever too effect as the laptop was in use.

I actually installed a 32 bit version of Windows 7 7100 first and it had the exact same issue so I upgraded to the 64 bit version.

I have updated my Laptop details to my best recollection as I am unable to turn on the laptop to get any more info.

I have also uploaded a picture of the white screen that i get on boot up. Does any of this info help?

Thanks again


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10 Jun 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Are you dual booting or did you replace your previous o/s ( Vista?)

Anything come up if you try Safe Mode ( tap F8 repeatedly during POST)
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10 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 64bit 7100
 
 

No i didn't set it up for duel mode. I just totally replaced Vista.

its very hit and miss. It actually turns on and works great every now and then. BUT..... when it fails (and it fails most times) I dont get any options at all just that weird white screen straight from turn on.
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10 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 64bit 7100
 
 

Actually, do you think that Windows 7 could have fried my video card??
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11 Jun 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cs3110 View Post
Actually, do you think that Windows 7 could have fried my video card??
I really doubt it. it would be the first time i have seen it.

ken
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11 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 64bit 7100
 
 

Well, I have just got off the phone from dell and it looks like the Video card is dead. Looks like the install of Windows 7 was the final straw for this old lappy.

Video card is getting replaed free as it is a known problem with the M1330.

Thanks again for all your help guys
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23 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

hi man...
i got the exactly same system as urs and installed with Windows 7 recently... and i had come to the same problem as you...

even worse... cause my m1330 just falling out of warranty 2 months ago.

this windows 7 really fried up the system?
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03 Nov 2009   #10

windows7
 
 

I also got the same issue this morning - Looks like mine is also dead, bought mine in Feb 2008
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