M18x turns on then shuts off right away

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by ssj92, Dec 26, 2018.

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  1. ssj92

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    It's only been a day but I am 99% sure the problem is fixed. It was something wrong with Windows 10.

    I'm running Windows 7 now UEFI mode perfectly fine.
     
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    imest Notebook Consultant

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    There was a Windows 10 update that was causing my system to BSOD, I uninstalled the update and would fight with Windows 10 as it would reinstall the update and BSOD my system. I ended up disabling Windows update and the issue hasn't repeated, but damn Microsoft needs to fix their ****!


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    I don’t understand why all you guys went for windows 10 when windows 7 is the golden MS OS. Dx12 isn’t even a thing thanks to vulkan and that’s the one thing 10 had going for it.
     
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    I was running 7 on my 1060 M18x. My 680m SLI m18x was having issues with 7 when I was installing drivers so I got frustrated and installed 10 LTSC.

    I made a new media for 7 which seems to work well now. Also seems better to use the dell website drivers than the newer ones except for GPU drivers of course.
     
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    The only case this was true for me was sound drivers, everything else updated and works fine
     
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    For me, the up-to-date touchpad drivers were giving me issues. Keyboard and Mouse both stopped working.

    I've updated every driver including sound (either using win-raid, station-drivers, or manufacturer site) except for

    touch pad,
    chipset,
    Intel ME,
    card reader,
    free fall sensor,
    Intel USB3.0 drivers

    For these I left them as the dell default drivers since I see no reason to update them. They work fine. Haven't done windows update yet to see if any of these have updates, but I'm on 7 so not worried about anything breaking after updates. :D
     
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    I will see if I can create a comprehensive final driver pack, many things have not been updated since 2017 so I think it’s safe to do it
     
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    Let me know, I'll help out.
     
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    M18x-oldie Notebook Evangelist

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    Wonderful point!

    Maybe I'm misleading this thread a little bit now, but I, for instance, was forced to do it after my upgrade to 1060, lacking the knowledge to install Win 7 on a full UEFI GPT-partition. Tried for bout 3 hours or so, was either blackscreening or spinning Win logo when trying to install, then got frustrated and had to move to 10...
     
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    After it gets to that point, you need to go back into the BIOS and enable "load legacy ROMs" then install iGPU and dGPU drivers. Then go back to the BIOS and turn the setting back off.
     
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