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    Had my M1210 for about 9 months (bought it refurb from the outlet) and the the past few it's been freezing up randomly in windows. At first it was a freak freeze than it happened again. and again. and again. Now it happens 2-3 times a week. I thought it might be the 0.95v I was running so I disabled the voltage control and uninstalled NBHC. Happened again today (2 days afterwards). Temps aren't out of whack or anything. What gives? Mobo crapping out?

    I run 2gb of crucial ram now but the freezes also happened with the stock 1gb promos. Running vista 32 bit SP1 fully updated.
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    Default Re: XPS M1210 lock ups

    Check the fitness level of the HD?

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    What's the "fitness level" of a hdd?
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    I've been having a similar problem with my m1210. It would freeze up on every boot and would need to be reset in order to get to Windows.

    I've replaced the Motherboard, CPU, Heatpipe, Fan, and Hard Drive but the problem persists. I'm now waiting to hear back from Dell to replace the entire system.

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    Overall status. If your Fitness level is low, it could be the HD going bad. Use a program called HD Tune. Tell you temps and Fitness level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vengance_01 View Post
    Overall status. If your Fitness level is low, it could be the HD going bad. Use a program called HD Tune. Tell you temps and Fitness level.
    I'm not seeing a "fitness level" anywhere but the drive idles a nice cool 36c and everything is "OK" under health status.
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    Ok then its probably not the hard drive. May want to try a fresh copy of windows. Windows can become corrupt overtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vengance_01 View Post
    Windows can become corrupt overtime.
    A fresh copy of Windows didn't help me either......forgot to mention that!

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    I HIGHLY doubt it's windows. I've corrupted my fair share of OS installs before.
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    Yeah I knew it wasn't my Windows install that was screwed up, but to humour the tech I was dealing with, I did a fresh install.

 

 
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