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Windows 7: Can't boot all the way with 4 gb.

04 Sep 2009   #21
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xplaced View Post
Nuts! Reloading my OS didn't fix it. Windows 7 wouldn't install with the 4gb in there, it only works if 3gb is there. So I went ahead and reinstall the OS anyway to clean up some stuff while I was at it. This makes me think that when I do finally figure this out, if I can put 4gb in there, that I hopefully won't need to reinstall my OS at that point.

I may have found a later BIOS update than I found the other day. If so I'll apply that and see if that helps. However since my BIOS sees 4gb anyway, I don't think that is the problem either. :\
Your BIOS may see it but it doesn't mean its not having a problem with it. If there is a BIOS update you should definitely give it a shot.


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04 Sep 2009   #22
Xplaced

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Your BIOS may see it but it doesn't mean its not having a problem with it. If there is a BIOS update you should definitely give it a shot.
Ha! You know what sucks? The BIOS update won't run because Windows 7 isn't recognized by the BIOS Updater. I set compatibility to Vista and tried it again anyway (which was probably dangerous ) but it didn't work either.

I guess I'm screwed as far as the BIOS update goes, at least until Win 7 is publicly released to the masses and Dell provides update for that PC (if they do).

I couldn't get the .bin file or whatever it is itself to try it through the BIOS, if that's even an available option. Poking through there earlier, I don't actually remember seeing a BIOS Update screen. I bet doing it through Windows is the only way.

Though, I say all that and I have no proof the BIOS is the problem anyway. It might be something else. I'll keep digging around and may eventually find something, you never know.
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04 Sep 2009   #23
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Xplaced,

Alternatives to bios upgrades from within the OS are possible ....

This is one such that I came across - I include only as it concerns a Dell system - not as a suggestion that you try the particular option on your machine

Dell Mini BIOS Upgrade without Windows XP Installed : Accidental Technologist

This may give you an idea of options that could be tailored to your actual situation
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04 Sep 2009   #24
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi Xplaced,

Alternatives to bios upgrades from within the OS are possible ....

This is one such that I came across - I include only as it concerns a Dell system - not as a suggestion that you try the particular option on your machine

Dell Mini BIOS Upgrade without Windows XP Installed : Accidental Technologist

This may give you an idea of options that could be tailored to your actual situation
Good ol' DOS...
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04 Sep 2009   #25
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

If there's an option in the BIOS to set the amount of shared memory of the graphics card, set it to 128mb, or 64mb. (try both)

Look for new graphics drivers.
On shared memory systems, occasionally more than 3GB can give problems.

greetz
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04 Sep 2009   #26
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Note   Note
Please, do not Highjack the thread! It makes things confusing when trying to help the original poster. Start a seperate thread specific toyour problem!
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04 Sep 2009   #27
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Note   Note
Please, do not Highjack the thread! It makes things confusing when trying to help the original poster. Start a seperate thread specific toyour problem!
You are referring to Cheetah1, right?

When you read this cheetah, please start your own thread, or better yet, search the forum.
There are numerous threads with your issue, and equally many solutions and answers.

Your problem is very different from this one.

Greetz
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06 Sep 2009   #28
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

There are bios voltage and memory settings adjustments for this type of problem.

But if you don't try to adjust the memory and voltage settings in bios nothing will change I can promise you that.

Thats what those adjustments are for.
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