Edited by DonRS, 25 April 2011 - 01:44 PM.
Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:30 PM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:45 AM
Run it and under Hardware look for Sensors. Click on Sensors and look in the right pane there should be some temperature readings. What are they? Watch your video for a little bit then look again. Are the temps going up?
Start, Run, eventvwr.msc, OK to bring up the Event Viewer. Right click on System and Clear Log or Clear All Events, No (we don't want to save the old log), OK. Repeat for Application. Reboot. The disk check will run and will probably take an hour or more to finish.
Start, Run, sfc /scannow, OK
SPACE after sfc. This will check your critical system files. If it asks for a CD and you don't have one or it doesn't like your CD just tell it to SKIP.
Start, Run, sigverif, OK
Press Start. This will check your drivers. If you just get a few when it finishes tell me what they are. If you get a lot just look for those with newish dates (since about the time the problem started.)
1. Please download the Event Viewer Tool by Vino Rosso
and save it to your Desktop:
2. Double-click VEW.exe
3. Under 'Select log to query', select:
4. Under 'Select type to list', select:
Then use the 'Number of events' as follows:
1. Click the radio button for 'Number of events'
Type 20 in the 1 to 20 box
Then click the Run button.
Notepad will open with the output log.
Please post the Output log in your next reply then repeat but select Application.
If you still want to pursue the BIOS infection idea what you do is download the latest BIOS from the dell support
and install it.
Posted 01 May 2011 - 04:34 PM
I tried to re install the bios which was current but instead of re-installing when I open the bios from the desktop I get a read me box.
Would it really do any good to check the event log, the drivers etc. when it has a fresh hard drive and cloned OS that works perfect in a twin laptop? I have a couple more of the D400s and cloned hard drives I keep around for replacements when the grand kids [ who live a few hundred miles from me ] get a virus or some other problem so I thought I would download the bios to the desktop on one of them, CD it and put it on the slow running one to see if it would open and load that way. Any other suggestions?
Edited by DonRS, 01 May 2011 - 04:43 PM.
Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:33 PM
If you want to overwrite the BIOS feel free.
Posted 02 May 2011 - 11:20 AM
Edited by DonRS, 02 May 2011 - 11:21 AM.
Posted 02 May 2011 - 11:53 PM
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