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Windows 7: How to apply FW patch to HDD with Win7 OS from DOS

03 Dec 2011   #11

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mackado View Post

Can somebody make sense of the #3 instruction above by Dell, Am I suppose to run the patch twice ?
Are those instructions a direct copy and paste from somewhere on

If so, I am surprised. The instructions have numerous grammatical and spelling errors that I would not expect to see at Dell. I was just wondering if maybe you got them from some other, possibly second-hand, source.

Like you, I cannot parse the #3 instruction. It reads like it was composed by a non-native English speaker. Which is all too common of US college graduates or other victims of US public education, post-1980.

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21 Jun 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit

Alec, double check the model of your HDD and make sure the Dell patch is the right one for your installed HDD, after contacting Dell for my issue, it turned out the Dell patch I was trying to install was not for the HDD model in my PC.

All my 'Kernel 41" errors and BSOD went away by themselves, and for many months now the 'sleep' mode has been working as it is supposed to without any hang-ups, which tells me that there was nothing wrong with my HDD or memory chips to begin with.

I believe the problem is with Microsoft W7 and patches that automatically install just about every other nite at shutdown, my errors began after a bunch of these patches were installed, I think MS discovers that a certain patch is affecting certain users- many weeks later- and then they issue a new patch that addresses that issue they created.

I would suggest you download all MS W7 patches from the "Update" console that W7 recommends, before doing more troubleshooting, maybe your issue was already fixed, if not contact Dell to make sure their HDD Patch is the right one for you, as Dells' patch area is very confusing.....
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22 Jun 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank You for the fast reply!
I double checked and the patch is really for my type of HDD...
As I said before I managed to flash the FW succesfully and since yesterday I havn't received any BSOD... But anyway... They appeared randomly lets say 1 in 5 times... So I still have to wait a little bit...
I don't have original windows 7... Is it possible to download and install the updates.. A friend told me that I shouldn't leave windows to access the internet as it could detect that its not valid and stop working....
And I also heard that there are some programs on the dell page which can filter the windows updated just to the dell certified ones.. Is it true? I agree with you, mackado that the dell page is very confusing...
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