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Forum: BSOD Help and Support 10 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
I don't even want to contemplate that! I really...

I don't even want to contemplate that! I really don't want another Dell so might push for a refund and buy myself an MacAir - the way to go I think - especially as the Windows/Mac thing works so...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 10 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
And finally...... Dell have called today and said...

And finally...... Dell have called today and said they will replace my Vostro130 with a brand new machine! However, they don't make the 130 any longer (I wonder why?!) so I would need to find...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 09 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Actually Dell did all the tests remotely,...

Actually Dell did all the tests remotely, including the power. It may remain a mystery. It did once crash when I took the power cable out but it has often crashed when I do something as simple as...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 09 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Gone another day without crashes and can probably...

Gone another day without crashes and can probably say this is the solution as it has not crashed since Friday when I enabled USB Suspension. I understand what that means but what I'm not clear on is...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 08 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Yes they have already replaced the motherboard -...

Yes they have already replaced the motherboard - twice now! I'm assuming it's not a driver issue due to software installation twice but not sure what they can replace now as motherboard has been...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 08 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
well so far so good...... (where have I heard...

well so far so good...... (where have I heard that before!). IF it doesn't crash over the weekend and I assume disabling the USB is the reason, would that prove that it is a USB hardware issue? ...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 07 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
I have disabled. No crashes since.... will wait...

I have disabled. No crashes since.... will wait a couple of days before I comment on that further?! The pop-up was saying that a device could not be installed but nothing in Device Manager -...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 07 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
There is nothing coming up in Device Manager! I...

There is nothing coming up in Device Manager! I just get a pop-up occassionally (usually after a crash) but when I go to Device Manager it all looks fine?! On the last install, this unknown device...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 06 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Yes thanks I will discuss this with them. The...

Yes thanks I will discuss this with them. The problem is that there is no pattern so it's difficult to gauge immediately whether anything that's done is a fix.

the other thing that I have...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 06 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
The thing is, I am not actually using the USB...

The thing is, I am not actually using the USB ports. They were not in used when it crashed and I rarely have anything plugged in unless I am charging my phone and in today's case, installing...
Forum: Tutorials 06 Dec 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 132,084
Posted By Brogues
OK thanks, I have switched off both in battery...

OK thanks, I have switched off both in battery and plugged in. If this works(!) what will it prove exactly - so I can report back to Dell? Of course, I won't know for a while because the crashes...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 06 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
I cannot believe I am writing this. I have just...

I cannot believe I am writing this. I have just installed the last of the programs and my laptop has again crashed!! Same error and I think the logs will be very similar - again something to do...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 06 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Well.... having waited in all day Tuesday for a...

Well.... having waited in all day Tuesday for a Dell Engineer who couldn't be bothered to turn up, I eventually saw someone today who came on a booked appointment time after giving them hell (!) and ...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 03 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Well they have recently replaced the motherboard...

Well they have recently replaced the motherboard and they will replace it again tomorrow and various other bits and bobs. It has crashed several times this morning but I am beyond caring now. I...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 03 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Well spent all day yesterday installing and...

Well spent all day yesterday installing and updating windows files - the final ones being installed around 2AM this morning! Left it running and in the morning...... BSOD!! Can I swear on this...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 02 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
yep I'm doing the lot - leaving nothing to chance...

yep I'm doing the lot - leaving nothing to chance here! I REALLY hope this works - I don't want to have to go through it again! The good news is (if it works) is that I have cleaned up my C drive...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 02 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Yes I have now! My laptop is going through a ton...

Yes I have now! My laptop is going through a ton of updates so it might have been something to do with that also - although it seems odd that it was the same BSOD error! I had disabled it on the...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 02 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Ha! I might have spoken too soon. I had not...

Ha! I might have spoken too soon. I had not changed any of the power options and when I closed the lip the laptop went into sleep mode (as per the settings). However I was unable to get it out of...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 02 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Well.... a full install done which was relatively...

Well.... a full install done which was relatively straight-forward as my data was on the D drive. A few little glitches with drivers which I think I have sorted but I would have expected that...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 01 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Yes it is my own disk that came with the laptop...

Yes it is my own disk that came with the laptop so no reason for it not to work. It will run a repair, just not on the disk I want it to? However, I'm not sure why it gives me the option to repair...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 01 Dec 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Actually the Recover Disk I referred to earlier...

Actually the Recover Disk I referred to earlier turns out to the a Re installation Disk and I have another one with all the drivers, although these would obviously need to be updated. I had decided...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 30 Nov 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Well here's a question.... I booted up on the...

Well here's a question.... I booted up on the re-installation disc tonight and was going to reinstall windows after trying to repair first. However, the only Drive that came up on the list was Drive...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 30 Nov 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Yes I will try that - I think a complete...

Yes I will try that - I think a complete reinstall might be in order :(

In the meantime, I reinstalled PCT and uninstalled in Safe Mode but those 2 files were not uninstalled!!

I will do a...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 30 Nov 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
I think I only have a Dell Recovery Disk so not...

I think I only have a Dell Recovery Disk so not sure if this will be possible - but will take a look, thanks. Very strange though - I've never attached a USB hub to my laptop? But agree that it has...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 30 Nov 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 2,990
Posted By Brogues
Well.... I'm glad I didn't hold my breath! It...

Well.... I'm glad I didn't hold my breath! It has just BSOD again. It didn't manage to boot into Windows - got the black screen again but switched off and back on and F8 and have managed to collect...
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