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Very old Pentium! to a new Dell Studio

Q: Very old Pentium! to a new Dell Studio

Pentium 3. I am wondering if anyone can give me any information on how to swap my operating system from my old hard drive to my new one. What are the steps. I am currently running Windows XP. I also need to know how to let the new computer add the hard ware onto the hard drive. Any information is greatly appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Very old Pentium! to a new Dell Studio

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Very old Pentium! to a new Dell Studio

norton (symantec) ghost. you may be able to find an open source one that can do the same thing. but by far ghost is the most popular
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any help out there on how to fix the problem?
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A:dell studio 1737 laptop wont boot past dell logo

It could be any number of things but my first 2 guesses are possibly the hard drive or might want to take it somewhere so that you will get a correct diagnosis.
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If you are also running an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 processor and Intel G45/G43 Chipset I sure could use a copy of your driver for the SM Bus Controller.


A:Anybody running 64-bit dell studio 540 with dell motherboard 0m017g a00 ?

Thanks Sticky for posting the latest Intel update.
This solved my problem. Also had to update and install latest Java before any of this worked.
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A:DELL vs. my old Pentium III System

any intergrated gfx are jsut crap and will not run most new games and if they do they will probibly be laggy, im not to sure on the rage but if its agp you can upgrade for under 100 dollors to play half life 2 on a decent setting, about the rambus it can be quite expensive to upgrade over 60 bucks per 256mb or more so i would look on ebay for it as many reatilas tdo not sell it any more, you can build yourself a decent system for about 700 dollors so i vote to save your $$ and build a completly new system
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Dell Pentium III 800Mhz with the following Specifications - Computer has been tested and verified working. Nice computer system...

Dell Pentium III 800Mhz

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A:Dell Pentium 3 800MZH

You will want to upgrade the RAM to 256MB, get a better video card and an OS before this machine will be of any use to you.
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A:Dell inspiron pentium 2

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A:Solved: Factory reset for Dell Pentium 4

SOLVED! Hold Ctrl + tap F11
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A:Dell 3000 Pentium 4 3.0 Prescott or Northwood?

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A:Dell Studio 1555 to factory settings,no Dell Factory Image option

On a Dell, if some other OS was installed, the Dell "PC Restore" (Recovery Partition) is no longer valid (corrupted) and the only way to reinstall is with a Windows OS installation disc and then download whatever device drivers you need from the Dell downloads.
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Interestingly, the box for CS2 also specifies 256 kb L2 cache min.

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A:Pentium III vs Pentium 4 vs Pentium M and Adobe InDesign

Sorry I cannot tell you what this M thing stands for...To be honest I have never seen something like that before...But I can tell you that all Pentium M CPUs have -as you already said- 1m to 2mb of L2 cache. But do not bother checking all this cache stuff, in my opinion you should check for a machine with more Ram and a better CPU. I believe it will suit better your needs. I have seen a lot of cheap laptops with 1gb of RAM and Core Duo or Core 2 Duo CPUs. By the way all Core 2 CPUs have at least 2mb of cache.
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A:Dell studio 1

Do you hear any beeps coming from it at all? If so, can you describe them, e.g. one short, two short, one short and three long, etc?
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A:my dell studio

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?
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A:dell xps gen 5 Pentium d830 3.0ghz dual core overclocking from software

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A:dell xps gen 5 Pentium d830 3.0ghz dual core overclocking from software

Clockgen can oc some systems. It depends on your chipset.

Oc and/or modifying the system will void your warranty.
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Good day everybody,
Small help pls

Fresh installed windows 7 in my DELL Studio 1535 ,,, everything "Drivers" works perfect! no issue except one thing which actually needs your help PLS

Fingerprint seems doesn't work!
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My earlier OS was Vista Home-premium and fingerprint was working perfect on that OS

Thank you all,

A:DELL Studio 1535

Quote: Originally Posted by Hani1231

Good day everybody,
Small help pls

Fresh installed windows 7 in my DELL Studio 1535 ,,, everything "Drivers" works perfect! no issue except one thing which actually needs your help PLS

Fingerprint seems doesn't work!
Can someone direct me how solve that or guide me to the right place that i would download the right driver "fingerprint" for my DELL

My earlier OS was Vista Home-premium and fingerprint was working perfect on that OS

Thank you all,

Hani if it worked on vista it will work with the same driver on win 7 if you install the driver in compatibility mode
to do that right click the installer>properties>choose OS.

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See this, read some of the reader comments also
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A:Drivers for Dell Studio

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A:Dell Studio XPS problems

Look like there is something wrong with the motherboard, video card or hard drive.
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A:Dell Studio XPS 16 Driver Help :)

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A:Dell Studio XP Drivers?

A lot of prebuilt resellers are doing the whole "we're not offering Windows whatever drivers" hogwash on their websites, even if the hardware itself is compatible. I've found this with my laptop (Asus F3 series) and with my gaming rig (Asus M2N SLI Deluxe).

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plz help me
btw i downloaded new drivers for video card, but the results are same ....

A:Dell studio 1535

Quote: Originally Posted by infernOO

Well i have some problem with resolution... my graphic card is ati mobility radeon hd 3450 and then i playing like an example america's army 3 i have (800x600) not full screen and black collor as it was written at one oll thread.
plz help me
btw i downloaded new drivers for video card, but the results are same ....


Where did you get the driver? what version is it? is it 32 bit or 64? how much ram? Could you tell us more abt what you did to try and change the resolution?

Waiting on info

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A:Dell studio 540 will not turn on

Freddy Fusebear
I know this is old but I don't care. I have a 6 year old dell studio 540 and it wont turn on I had up graded to windows 7 the next morning it wouldn't turn on I unplugged it plugged it back in and did fine and after that day it was getting worse and now it will not turn on. Could anyone help?
 Freddy Fusebear
 Check the reading of the power button LED, is it Steady White, Blinking White, Steady Amber, Blinking Amber?
Are there any 'Beep's, if there are, please post the exact sequence of them?Does the power supply fan run?
The Studio 540 Troubleshooter is Here:
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A:Dead new Dell Studio

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Hard Drive: 320 GB
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[EDIT]Model: Dell Studio 1558

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*Windows 7 Home


On Christmas night, I did as I usually did - turned off my Dell PC by holding the power button until it all turns black and went to sleep with the charger still plugged in AS USUAL.

Then the morning of December 26, my PC did NOT turn on - and guessing it "broke" with no apparent warning. I took out the charger, waited a couple hours, and plugged my charger back in, hoping there was a power-outage Christmas night. The charger light turned white, indicating charge was being put in, and then it turned off, indicating charge was finished - and my pc still DID NOT turn on!

I also have Mcafee Virus Remover, which automatically scans my pc and destroys viruses each and every day.

What the hell is the problem here!?

A:Dell Studio PC won't turn on

"I also have Mcafee Virus Remover, which automatically scans my pc and destroys viruses each and every day"...
In the real world this NEVER happens, it is only a wish. Who taught you to hold the power button to shut down Windows? You could have corrupted the hard drive. Have you ever used a mouse to select the Start button and shutting down the notebook that way? The motherboard could be toast too
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A:Dell studio 1535

Quote: Originally Posted by infernOO

cant find quickset driovers..... downloaded drivers for vista and xp but it dont work..... so dudes i need your help

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Try to install the vista drivers in vista comp That might work.
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A:dell studio crash

Hello Eric1555, welcome to SF!

You have too many dumps to check... so for now I only did the last one and it is somewhat clear on a possible reason for you problems.

You are connecting a USB device that is causing problems (either the device, its drivers or the corresponding usb drivers.)
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Please freely "chat" with Dell here:
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A:Dell Studio 1735

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A:Views on Dell Studio XPS 16

Hi mate,

The heat on a laptop is important but it depends for what purposes. As for you for little gaming, movies and internet in other words home use the heat won't be a big problem as the laptop will not on continuous running for long hours thus heat won't be a great problem.

Now for the Screen both are good and will satisfied you now choose the better price for you as both have good resolution and both are LED LCD meaning less power/battery consumption and less heat due LED LCD are not too much hungry as normal LCD screens.

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What kind of thermal paste did you use?

Did you clean both surfaces with Isopropyl alcohol before using paste and reassembly?

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A:Dell studio 15 overheating

In a perfect world, the parts would be perfectly flat, be placed in direct contact with each other, and no thermal paste would be used. As that is not the case, the thermal paste is used to fill the inconsistencies and aid in cooling. In other words, what you see is normal.

You can completely remove the paste from both pieces, reinstall more thermal paste (only a small amount is needed), and put them back together.

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Hello ambroochizafer,
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It is overeating. The humming is probably a fan that has stuck.
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A:Dell Studio won't boot to os

It sounds like the hard drive has failed. Doing a Google search for the error code all say the hard drive has died.

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP2: FFFFF80002A897AB
BCP3: FFFFF880033168F8
BCP4: FFFFF88003316150
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
I am attaching the dmp file to see if you could give me a help with it.

Thanks in advance.

A:Crash on Brand new Dell Studio 15

This one is pretty straight forward ... Memory Coruption ... to check your memory, download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder. Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 passes. If it reports any errors, you probably need to replace the modules...


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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {fffffa7fffffffd0, 2, 1, fffff80002a9eae3}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiInsertPageInFreeOrZeroedList+4d3 )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
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An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
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Arg1: fffffa7fffffffd0, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000001, bitfield :
bit 0 : value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
bit 3 : value 0 = not an execute operation, 1 = execute operation (only on chips which support this level of status)
Arg4: fffff80002a9eae3, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:


fffff800`02a9eae3 498938 mov qword ptr [r8],rdi


SYMBOL_NAME: nt!MiInsertPageInFreeOrZeroedList+4d3




IMAGE_NAME: memory_corruption

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA_nt!MiInsertPageInFreeOrZeroedList+4d3

BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA_nt!MiInsertPageInFreeOrZeroedList+4d3

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A:Format dell studio 1535

What operateing system is installed now?

If you have the Dell System restore ( not all Dells do ) you can use that and you will not need a install CD

Dell - Technical Support

If not, You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here ( You will have to change the operating system to match yours.

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A:BSOD on Dell Studio 15 1558

All three of your .dmp files are reporting the same cause... ntkrnlmp.exe.. As this is a core system file, we know that this is not the problem... Make sure that you have driver verifier enabled... this wlll stress the drivers, and should result in a BSOD... NOTE: It may take up to 36 hours to do, so be patient.. upload the new .dmp files when you get them...

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {ffffffffffffffd0, 2, 1, fffff80002c7c2b0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiPageFault+260 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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ZoneAlarm firewall is the cause of all three of your BSOD's

Uninstall then run the ZoneAlarm remover to clear up any leftovers.

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BCM42RLY.sys Wed Jul 08 01:34:55 2009 Broadcom PCI Network Adapter
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CtClsFlt.sys Mon Jun 15 06:06:41 2009 Creative Camera Driver

PxHlpa64.sys Wed Jun 24 00:16:35 2009 Sonic CD/DVD driver (used by many different CD/DVD programs, see list)

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I will assist you shortly with instructions. Please be patient.

IMPORTANT: Do not pay. It is a fake!

Meanwhile: Please subscribe to this thread if you have not done already and please don't do any other scans on your own and don't install or remove software. Thank you!
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I have attached the info requested.

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Also, a thing to note is laptop heats a lot in touch pad area and bottom. CPU temperatures are around 56-78 C.

Please help.

s hegde

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A:BSOD Dell Studio 435T

Hi -

Remove Zone Alarm with Revo Uninstaller -->

Reboot upon completion.

Update Realtek Ethernet driver -


Rt64win7.sys Fri May 22 10:52:30 2009 (4A16BC2E)

Realtek -->

If BSODs persist, run the Driver Verifier --

Regards. . .





Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Fri Sep 3 03:31:55.889 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 12:55:07.029
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Rt64win7.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Rt64win7.sys
Probably caused by : Rt64win7.sys
Bugcheck code 0000009F
Arguments 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`062b1060 fffff800`00b9c518 fffffa80`0ada8390

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Opened log file 'C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\_99-dbug.txt'

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\090310-52541-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

DbsSplayTreeRangeMap::Add: ignoring zero-sized range at ?fffff800`00b9c500?
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Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`03009000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03246e50
Debug session time: Fri Sep 3 03:31:55.889 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 12:55:07.029
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa80062b1060, fffff80000b9c518, fffffa800ada8390}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Rt64win7.sys
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Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v;r;kv;lmtn;lmtsmn;.bugcheck;.logclose;q
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

A driver is causing an inconsistent power state.
Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa80062b1060, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff80000b9c518, Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa800ada8390, The blocked IRP

Debugging Details:

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Hi BeyondxFlatline
I'm currently experiencing the exact same thing on my Dell Studio XPS 13 laptop, and seeing the exact same scenarios as you describe. It seems the system locks up quiet randomly. Usually lockups like this happens when you run ressource demanding games, but this doesn't seem to be the case. I have been running hwmonitor ( to check if i could see any heat related symptons and eventhough this laptop seems to have higher temperatures than usual, they don't seem critical to me. I have experinced my laptop freeze when; when the system has been idle and i have returned and moved my external mouse, other seemingly random moments and even when running dell diagnostics . I have also experienced that my system won't bootup after it has froze and that i needed to wait a little while before i could boot it again. I haven't talked to tech support yet, but it seems it might soon be a good idea.
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