However, if you need help, you can ask me. It should be applicable for similar Dell laptops like the Inspiron as well But, no guarantees! Then, simply execute setup. This is the very first howto I have ever written, so if anyone has comments, suggestions, or insults, do not hesitate to contact me. THAT is what is making it slow, not just ‘appear’ slow. I have an old Dell Vostro that I’m trying to upgrade. I tend to put the laptop so the side with the drive slot is facing up to the sky and I’m looking down in it, then I angle it so when I put the drive in, gravity sort of pulls the ssd down and then I push it in.
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This will bring up a menu asking you which device to boot from. Posted September 18, If you would like to use AHCI, simply continue with step 2.
Vostro 1500 AHCI BIOS option
I thought, what the hell February 4th, 9. Just do what it says, opting for a fresh install not vkstro repair. This is because PowerMizer appears to be somewhat buggy and will often cause audio skipping at least on my system.
Thanks for the howto! I was planning to install Windows 7 fresh onto it. Note that if you have an nVidia video card, you must follow special instructions which I have placed below the driver downloads.
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I know there is a great deal of discussion about which drivers are best for which hardware, and not everyone agrees. I tried several version of bios from the initial A00 to the current A06 of my dell vostro It takes a few stabs but keep checking the bios until it detects it. You do a good job For the nVidia drivers: Does the laptop have it so the hard drive slides out at the side?
In dlel, I used it for quite a while to eliminate the CPU whine problem, until I discovered that it was causing jerkiness in 3D games.
Vostro AHCI BIOS option | NotebookReview
Also, this may void your warranty, but I am not sure. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: So, if you screw up your system, neither I nor Dell will not be held liable in any way, shape, form, or fashion.
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I notice when I slide it in, the two screws near the edge screw in as usual, but the two screws towards the middle of the laptop, that are meant to screw through ahvi into the end of the SSD HD votro whirl round, never sticking. It could just be it not being able to boot off it.
If you use this guide, all of the hardware in the system will have a driver. THAT is what is making it slow, not just ‘appear’ slow.
Add a line at the bottom of your post and one of these: XP seems to be working fine, I just can’t get the drivers to work! I got all these drivers installed on an inspiron OK, I managed to install all the drivers Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.
Posted February 18, You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Do I need to do something to get my laptop to recognise this drive?