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  • Forum Reply: Re: Diskette drive 0 seek failure is going on ...

    This is normal, your computer asking to connect floppy drive because it is set in bios, now all you need to do is------- Go in your BIOS set up and disable floppy thing, you are good to go without this error any more, you won’t see any messege bellow that says strike F2 to rety reboot. It will...
  • Forum Thread: What type of SATA ports do I have on my Dell Studio XPS 8100 motherboard?

    Does anybody know (or know how I can find out) what type of SATA ports I have on my Studio XPS 8100 motherboard. I suspect they may be SATA revision 2.0 (SATA 3Gb/s) but since it was ordered in February 2010 there is a possibility that they may be SATA revision 1.0 (SATA 1Gb/s). Many thanks
  • Forum Thread: Dell DataSafe not helping me with new hard drive

    Recently had a the hard drive fail in my Studio XPS 8100. I purchased a new Seagate SATA 1TB to replace the failed Seagate 750GB that came with my Dell. I have been to the "Windows 7 Manual Reinstall" page and when I start my computer and get to Step 4 the computer will not boot from the DVD...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 8100 - SATA 3

    I realized that the limitation of the 8100 mobo is the Intel H57 chipset which allows max SATA 2 - 3g. Can an XPS Studio 8100 be upgraded to an XPS 8300 mobo? My intention is to take advantage of SSD boot/system drive SATA 3 performance.
  • Forum Thread: XPS Studio 8100 Desktop, Lost Admin rights

    My computer did a auto update through windows auto update, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, I'm only showing 2 icons on desktop welcome screen at boot up, both are standard user, I cannot log in as administrator now, I know the administrator password, but can only see the icon in control panel user...
  • Forum Thread: google plus

    I heard that dell was thinking about using Google plus for support i think this is a great idea. The video chat feature would be like text support on steroids, making it a lot faster and easier to find a solution to your problem copy and paste this in a new forum if you think dell should use Google plus...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 8100 hangs for ~ 10 min on windows loading screen - does boot

    I'm fixing my dad's XPS 8100. He said it started hanging "indefinately" on the windows loading screen weather or not he was booting into the recovery console or normal windows. Here are the things I've done since then: 1. Ran the HD diagnostic tool and the 1 TB Seagate drive...