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Vista BSOD on Dell Inspiron E1505 Using BIOS A08 RRS feed

  • Question

  • BIOS A08 (most current) causes a Vista BSOD when power is removed from my Dell Inspiron Core Duo E1505 notebook. Within a few seconds after power removal, the screen turns blue with an interrupt error. There are three workarounds. Any one of the workaround will resolve the problem.

    1. Disable SpeedStep in the BIOS (which loses the benefits of SpeedStep)
    2. -or- Reflash to BIOS A07
    3. -or- Disable one of the dual CPUs

    Since BIOS A08 enables Core 2 Duo CPUs, I'm not sure what those owners will do. If the problem exhibits on those systems, they'll probably have to disable SpeedStep.

    Hopefully BIOS A09 will be out soon and fix the problem.
    Monday, September 11, 2006 4:40 PM

Answers

  • Bob, Thanks alot for this post. I disabled the SpeedStep and it worked great.

    Thanks again!!

    Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:27 PM

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  • Bob, Thanks alot for this post. I disabled the SpeedStep and it worked great.

    Thanks again!!

    Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:27 PM
  • If your talking about removing power while system is up, I had the same problem with my E1505.  I changed power setting to Performance from Balanced and it resolved the issue.  I'm running Bios A08.
    Saturday, September 23, 2006 11:28 AM