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  1. Posts : 219
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
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       #51

    Just went on to Dell's web site, and downloaded a utility that detects driver updates. It showed the following...

    Windows 10 won't boot - fresh install-dell-driver-updates.png

    Would you advise installing these? Thanks
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  2. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #52

    Good afternoon, Yossu. Happy Wednesday. :)

    I see zbook has you busy. I must say, you follow instructions better than most that seek help.

    Overclocking is where the CPU can be configured to run at a higher hertz (speed).

    FYI, in case you didn't know > We are in the middle of a CPU vulnerability crisis. Protect your Windows devices against Spectre and Meltdown - Windows 10 Forums

    I'm wondering if that Intel and BIOS updates are addressing this issue. I'd say to go ahead and download, but wait for zbook's answer to install. I'd advise to start reading up on how to flash (install) your BIOS. It looks as if we're all going to have to perform that to overcome the vulnerability.
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  3. Posts : 219
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #53

    Tony K said:
    Good afternoon, Yossu. Happy Wednesday. :)
    Hello, happy Wednesday to you too. I hope it will be a happy Wednesday for me! It was a miserable Tuesday!
    Tony K said:
    I see zbook has you busy. I must say, you follow instructions better than most that seek help.
    Well, I am a software developer, and know the frustrations of trying to get clients to do the simplest of things! I've done enough support to know how you lot must feel :)
    Tony K said:
    Overclocking is where the CPU can be configured to run at a higher hertz (speed).
    Thought so, but wanted to check. Am I safe in assuming that if I've not done anything to change this, then it won't be an issue?
    Tony K said:
    FYI, in case you didn't know > We are in the middle of a CPU vulnerability crisis. Protect your Windows devices against Spectre and Meltdown - Windows 10 Forums
    Yeah, I heard about that one. Sounds pretty rough. As if we didn't have enough with viruses, phishing, etc.
    Tony K said:
    I'm wondering if that Intel and BIOS updates are addressing this issue. I'd say to go ahead and download, but wait for zbook's answer to install. I'd advise to start reading up on how to flash (install) your BIOS. It looks as if we're all going to have to perform that to overcome the vulnerability.
    I had a look at the instructions for installing the BIOS update. Looked pretty simple.

    Right at the moment, the machine is behaving itself. I have no idea why, as when I restarted this morning, it was crippled. I shut down, went off and did something else, came back after lunch and started it up again, it came up quickly and it seems fine. Not complaining you understand, but puzzled. I don't like unsolved problems that disappear, as you're never really sure if they've actually gone.

    It's still doing the HD Tune error check on my D drive, so I can't reboot right now, but I will be interested to see if it reboots OK when I do.

    Thanks again for all the help. Let's see what zbook says.
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  4. Posts : 219
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #54

    Tony K said:
    I'm wondering if that Intel and BIOS updates are addressing this issue.
    Just had a quick look, and the Dell Chipset and BIOS updates are from 7th and 8th Jan, so it seems likely.
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  5. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #55

    Yossu said:
    Just had a quick look, and the Dell Chipset and BIOS updates are from 7th and 8th Jan, so it seems likely.
    Then I'd say to flash the BIOS first, then install any new updates. Be very careful flashing the BIOS. Better sacrifice a ram before doing so.
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  6. Posts : 219
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #56

    Tony K said:
    Then I'd say to flash the BIOS first, then install any new updates. Be very careful flashing the BIOS. Better sacrifice a ram before doing so.
    Only one? Oh ye of little faith!

    I have a whole flock of them outside, just waiting to be disembowelled

    I reckon I've still got another 45 mins before the HD Tune error scan finishes (all green so far!), so I'll do it after that.

    Thanks again
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  7. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #57

    Yossu said:
    Only one? Oh ye of little faith!

    I have a whole flock of them outside, just waiting to be disembowelled

    I reckon I've still got another 45 mins before the HD Tune error scan finishes (all green so far!), so I'll do it after that.

    Thanks again
    LOL! In Deuteronomy it says one BIOS = one ram.

    On second thought with what you just said and, again, hopefully not, but better wait to make sure there are no hardware failures first. I'm also anxious to see what zbook thinks.
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  8. Posts : 219
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #58

    Ah ha, HD Tune has just finished, and I'm happy to say that it's green blocks all the way...

    Windows 10 won't boot - fresh install-hdtune-error.png

    Going to reboot now and check everything works OK.
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  9. Posts : 219
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #59

    Oh well, it was a happy Wednesday up until now

    I just rebooted, and when it came back into Windows (reasonably quickly), the Start menu, etc weren't working again. I tried restarting, and now it's sitting there with a black screen. Not sure if I should leave it, or restart it again. One time it did this yesterday, it did eventually get back into Windows, but it took a long time.

    Any suggestions? I'm about ready to throw in the towel and go and get a job as a cashier in a supermarket. I'm sure it would be less stressful!
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  10. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #60

    Seems to me that is would be a faulty video driver, but I'd say to see what zbook says.
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