Im newly back to MS from OSX, any suggestions and personal expirience/advise would be greatly appreciated. I've had this machine (did the 7 upg. myself, I can deal with BIOS for the most part and would almost prefer to do a clean install but i figure try to salvage whats there first) for only two months, ive abused mapples for great lengths of time and watched one subjected to a 15 yr old w limewire, still rockin. so i guess im saying hello, hope youre all well, and any advise will be greatly appreciated.
areas of interest for me/main uses for this machine include: what you would suggest i do about a) protection software and what i need to upload to my dome piece to stay away from dirty files, i use TPB and isoH. for 95% of my entertainment, a externhd of my own (borrowed from family) is in my near future. music is my thing, i have a digital fx pedal board for guitar which i love running with its own software and recording program on the Inspiron via midi control through USB. and finally and most importantly, help! for the love of whatever you worship, these things started lastnight/this morning (dont sleep much) and theyve already effectively ended any enjoyment one could recieve from such a product. i will keep you all posted with how things go, i look forward to your responses, and again, im happy as heck(?) to have found this site. my next project is a 64bit gateway tower i intend to build, pulled batt. and jumper, reset it on some ill-given advice and now i have no drivers, she wont recognize the hd, thats a whole 'nother story though.
On a final note back to the Dell, it has two of the three Inspiron 'design errors' that being broken touch pad/left click which doesnt mean too much, i have wireless mouse/keyb and as for the matter of portability, that brings us to the seemingly most common inspiron owner complaint, batt. wont charge, runs fine (over heats according to previous owner, i keep it on a lap fan on desk, hdmi to my tv ) the third is broken monitor hinges. ive read plenty about the lack of charge, (also charged/worked fine before storage of previous owner/best buy laying their greedy little fingers on her) and having opened it (and having had the same issue with the aux in on my wave radio which i was luckily able to resolder) i believe i would need to replace the part you plug into, soldering my mobo...not quite yet haha. thanks in advance once more, i prefer to do things the right way & have at least some idea of what im doing, like to learn, nuff bought me, looking foreward to getting to know you folks. take care
Sorry for the double post, i realized this didn't belong in win 7 forum and i should correct the title. [Edit: all apologies, wasnt sure whether to attach or paste DDS.txt]
Edited by aMacInaPCworld, 12 February 2011 - 05:54 PM.