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Windows 7: BSOD's at random times on Alienware M17x R3

10 Jun 2016   #41
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Windows 10 64Bit and Windows 7 64Bit
Bsod solved

Good Day Everyone!

I just had to create a membership on here, to help anyone who has had this &$*# issue, and fought with it to no avail....


1) Restart the laptop, and access the BIOS menu [F2]
2) Access the "Advanced" section
3) Access the "Graphics" settings, located at the bottom of "Advanced" Page
4) Disable Hybrid and then Disable the On-board GPU [disabling hybrid will unlock GPU settings]
5) Press F10 and select "Yes"
6) Watch it boot into windows, and confirm latest drivers are installed
[Update drivers using the "Clean Install" checkbox option during a custom installation]

NOTE: Only update to the latest drivers AFTER turning "Hybrid" off. I've not tested this with the onboard GPU still enabled, but I suspect the BSOD will happen on that as well. [Test yourself, report any findings to the forum please]

Qualifications: I'm a IT professional, who is part owner of a retail IT Business called "A.C.T. Solutions Inc." I'm not advertising, just want those who read this to know where I'm coming from, and help promote a trusting nature. You're free to ask me anything, I will do my best to respond. Please don't be offended if I do not respond for over a month, as I'm not commonly on these forums. I will however give the best answer I can once I'm able.

FAIR WARNING: I'm a furious type-r who can type at around 40-90WPM. I usually give lengthy answers, and I hope this will not annoy anyone. In the context of this forum, I suspect it will actually lend to the benefit of those I help.

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