Dell XPS Gen 4 or 5, windows XP. Bought as a bare bones half stripped and put it together. I installed hard drives, card reader, etc.
I had some problems with this system in the past after I put it together that required getting the correct drivers. I was told to get "Driver Update", which i installed. The first time I ran it, it found the correct drivers for my card reader, etc. It also created a few issues of other thing that no longer worked, that I had to fix after I used it.
I have not used "driver update" in a long time, so i figured I would run it. Said there were 10 driver updates that it would install. I run the update feature, fist the media player would not work. Uninstalled the new driver for the sound and then tried the media player again, said no driver for media player, and "did I want windows to find it/". I clicked yes. After a few minutes it finds the driver for media player and installs it. I double check media player and it is working fine, sound back on.
Then less that 15 seconds into the song it was playing, the monitor went black with "dell 2: Digital input self test feature check". In other words, not my video is not working. I rebooted several times by holding the power button, still nothing. I don't know how to fix it when I can't see the desktop.
Anybody got a fix?
I know that the "driver update" is going to be the first dam thing uninstalled when I get my computer working so I can see the screen. Second time this crappy software has caused issues. it apparently doesn't work correctly.
Thank god i can use my old system still.
Edited by bhruss, 18 November 2012 - 02:44 PM.