*OFFICIAL* M17xR3 Owner's Lounge Thread - Part 2

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by BatBoy, Jan 11, 2011.

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  1. ECKS

    ECKS Notebook Prophet

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    Good job. Did they nix the tax for you?
     
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    Unfortunately not. That would have been awesome, since the tax was well over two hundred bucks. I take it people have gotten that done before?
     
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    Does not seem that he got it with the 6970M. I guess no one has an R3 yet with the 6970M.
     
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  5. BatBoy

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    LOL, you guys crack me up. It could well be a typo - the 8 is right next to the 7... ;) Regardless, lets not derail the thread with speculation.

    Issues with this - contact myself, Kamin or Charles via PM.

    Thanks.
     
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    Has anyone updated to the new A03 bios? I just did and the computer now throws constant bsods and wont boot to wimdows even after a reinstall.
     
  7. BatBoy

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    F2 back into the BIOS and go the last menu tab and choose "Load Defaults", save changes/exit.

    See if that helps. As a rule of thumb, I always do this - cant remember where I read it, but I saw this somewhere. Always load defaults, save/exit after flashing the BIOS. After first boot, you can go back in and make your changes.
     
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    Tried that and it still does nothing, everything was at default both before and after the flash. Windows repair does nothing, the system bsod's going into windows normally or in safe mode. The flash was sucessful because the bios shows as the correct one. Something about this bios doesn't like my computer at all.
     
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    That sounds like the settings got switched between RAID/AHCI/IDE etc so its failing to load right before Windows fully boots..
     
  10. BatBoy

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    re-flash A03. See if that resolves the problem.
     
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