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post #241 of 671
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Hey guys!

I'm also a proud Alienware owner, M17x FTW!
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Sweet, another Crimson owner
Out of curiosity, what specs did you get?
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post #242 of 671
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Update: updated the bios, reboot, and on the screen - "Missing Operating System_"

Not liking Dell right now...
Have you got it working yet? Did you let the BIOS update run until it automatically shut your lappy all the way off? It reboots itself a couple times, if you rebooted it manually at all you may have interrupted it.
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6 x Western Digital 4TB Red Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Corsair HX1000 Watt Norco RPC-4224 
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Core i5-540M Nvidia GTX 260M 6GB DDR3 1066MHz 500GB 7,200rpm 
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6 x Western Digital 4TB Red Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Corsair HX1000 Watt Norco RPC-4224 
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post #243 of 671
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Have you got it working yet? Did you let the BIOS update run until it automatically shut your lappy all the way off? It reboots itself a couple times, if you rebooted it manually at all you may have interrupted it.
All worked out fine. I went back into bios after updating and checked and changed my settings but for some reason my raid did not initialize. Wouldn't accept it? It ended up trying to tell me that my drives were "incompatible" lol
It didn't fix itself until I went into the Intel storage dealy and then back to bios and re-reset my settings. Not sure what took place, but all is well now.
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post #244 of 671
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Have you also updated from Intel Storage Matrix to Intel Rapid Storage? There's been a slew of unannounced updates on the Dell Drivers & Downloads site recently. I wish there was a way to sign up for notification of new drivers.
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6 x Western Digital 4TB Red Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Corsair HX1000 Watt Norco RPC-4224 
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Core i5-540M Nvidia GTX 260M 6GB DDR3 1066MHz 500GB 7,200rpm 
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6 x Western Digital 4TB Red Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Corsair HX1000 Watt Norco RPC-4224 
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post #245 of 671
you can add my to the m17x owners list as well. i'll post some pics of my m11x next to my m17x when it arrives.
post #246 of 671
How do you do a bios reset on these alienware laptops?
Now I am getting bluescreens and black screens and I don't know ***.
Put in the windows disk and repair didn't find any problems. No memory issues. Everything in the bios looks fine, but I've had nothing but issues since the update..
Detects my drives and raid settings. Tried re-seating the drives, pulled the bios battery, changing boot order.

Really ticked off atm..
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post #247 of 671
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Originally Posted by Vargess View Post
How do you do a bios reset on these alienware laptops?
Now I am getting bluescreens and black screens and I don't know ***.
Put in the windows disk and repair didn't find any problems. No memory issues. Everything in the bios looks fine, but I've had nothing but issues since the update..
Detects my drives and raid settings. Tried re-seating the drives, pulled the bios battery, changing boot order.

Really ticked off atm..
Take out the battery, remove the back-panel and remove your BIOS battery (check your service manual if you need to), hold down your laptop power button for 10-15s. Replace everything in reverse order.

If you want to roll-back to A07 you should do the following, and at first bootup afterward boot the A07 update image. That will re-flash your BIOS back to A07.
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i5 2500k GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3 Patriot Viper Xtreme PXD38G1866ELK Samsung 840 EVO 
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6 x Western Digital 4TB Red Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Corsair HX1000 Watt Norco RPC-4224 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5-540M Nvidia GTX 260M 6GB DDR3 1066MHz 500GB 7,200rpm 
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6 x Western Digital 4TB Red Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Corsair HX1000 Watt Norco RPC-4224 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5-540M Nvidia GTX 260M 6GB DDR3 1066MHz 500GB 7,200rpm 
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post #248 of 671
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Originally Posted by Freelancer852 View Post
Take out the battery, remove the back-panel and remove your BIOS battery (check your service manual if you need to), hold down your laptop power button for 10-15s. Replace everything in reverse order.

If you want to roll-back to A07 you should do the following, and at first bootup afterward boot the A07 update image. That will re-flash your BIOS back to A07.
I believe it had A05 lol.. After going through all I did to fix it I got another bluescreen . Is the Bios it was shipped with on the recovery partition?
They don't have the older versions listed on their site (I haven't tried to search for it yet either).
This all started after updating the bios to A08, and I wanted to move the laptop to my bed to watch a movie with the wife. So I unplugged it, moved it over and plugged it back in. Then the machine locked up. Next boot it bluescreens, or freezes with a black screen after the "starting windows" bit.. Tried to use System Restore, in which case it destroyed my only point So reloading 7.. again.
Alteast I have my Studio laptop to use for things cause this is frustrating. Could have bought 6 laptops for this thing.. not supposed to be having this crap
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post #249 of 671
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Not sure where you can get the older M17x BIOS's... Ask around on notebookforums, I was able to get all of the M15x BIOS's from people there.
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Intel i5 2500k GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3 Patriot Viper Xtreme PXD38G1866ELK Samsung 840 EVO 
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6 x Western Digital 4TB Red Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Corsair HX1000 Watt Norco RPC-4224 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5-540M Nvidia GTX 260M 6GB DDR3 1066MHz 500GB 7,200rpm 
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6 x Western Digital 4TB Red Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Corsair HX1000 Watt Norco RPC-4224 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5-540M Nvidia GTX 260M 6GB DDR3 1066MHz 500GB 7,200rpm 
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post #250 of 671
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Originally Posted by Freelancer852 View Post
Not sure where you can get the older M17x BIOS's... Ask around on notebookforums, I was able to get all of the M15x BIOS's from people there.
I was able to find all of them. It's funny how Dell keeps seemingly all their files online, just hides all but the newest. You just have to know what the file is called or how to locate it.. Stupid Dell

On A07 now, but it doesn't seem to matter what revision I use, I keep getting bsod or freezes. When I have it up and running on battery and I plug in my power, it freezes and I have to crash it and reboot
I'm calling Dell today about it because I think something hardware wise is borked, and A08 caused it most likely. I had zero issues until A08. I can't even totally power down as it just hangs up and I have to hold the power button down to shut it off
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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