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Windows 7 Install problems with Dell Precision M6400

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by walangbebot, May 28, 2013.

  1. walangbebot

    walangbebot Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ok I cant seem to get the windows 7 to boot unless I disable my Media Card,PC Card and firewire on my Dell Precision M6400 laptop. I know it is a driver issue but I wanted to know how I can enable it because I would like to be able to use my firewire. Some help would be great.
    Mike
     
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    If your computer posts successfully, do you see an error on the screen or does it hang?
    First thing I would do is reset the BIOS to all default settings and make sure the hard drive with 7 on it is first in the boot order. Then boot with no external devices attached, then add them one by one (booting each time) to narrow down the issue.
     
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    I can only get windows 7 to boot only if I disable those items in the bios. If I use default settings it is enabled and it won't boot. Even my windows 7 Pre install disk will not install with it enabled
    Mike
     
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    Ok I found the problem. The cable connecting the Card Cage was not fully seated. I just did a os reinstall with it enabled and it all worked ok. Took a bit to find out but got it going
    Mike
     
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