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Dell XPS 600 Nvidia Chipsets NOT Vista Compatable

  1. #1


    Johnthomas334@gmail.com Guest

    Dell XPS 600 Nvidia Chipsets NOT Vista Compatable

    I have a XPS 600 Non-Raid 3.4gh computer with 2GB memory and a single
    GF7900.
    My BIOS version is A09, DXG051.

    I spent two days with Dell trying to figure out an install problem
    which started because of a vista business upgrade. Vista installed
    fine, but I could not connect to any Microsoft update sites, or Dell
    sites. I could not connect to live messenger either. Also, I was
    getting allot of file save errors on my company network, especially in
    excel. I notice allot of temp files were created where I was trying to
    save the files. I figured the install must have gone wrong.

    I figured I would try a cleaner install of the vista update. So did a
    clean install of XP Pro, and on reinstallation of XP, I would get to
    all the way though the installation, and on first boot, blue screen of
    death. Error 0X0000007B.

    Well I called dell, and after several more attempts with same
    installation, the representative figured out that I needed a drive
    controller installed at the F6 prompt in the XP install. That fixed
    the reinstallation of XP issue.

    So I reinstalled VISTA, and guess what? SAME PROBLEM. Network issues.
    The Dell representative even told me that I may have problems with
    Vista, because the Nvidia chipset in Dell XPS 600 's are NOT
    compatible with VISTA.

    I am hoping that someone has an answer for me.


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  2. #2


    Emory Tech Guest

    RE: Dell XPS 600 Nvidia Chipsets NOT Vista Compatable

    Most of the time those dell technicians dont know what they are doing. The
    only nvidia chipsets that arent vista compatible are the nforce2s and even
    then you can still do a install of vista. I know this because I have an
    nforce2 board. I would check the the network card and find drivers
    specifically from that manufacture of that card instead of using the dell
    drivers.

    "Johnthomas334@gmail.com" wrote:

    > I have a XPS 600 Non-Raid 3.4gh computer with 2GB memory and a single
    > GF7900.
    > My BIOS version is A09, DXG051.
    >
    > I spent two days with Dell trying to figure out an install problem
    > which started because of a vista business upgrade. Vista installed
    > fine, but I could not connect to any Microsoft update sites, or Dell
    > sites. I could not connect to live messenger either. Also, I was
    > getting allot of file save errors on my company network, especially in
    > excel. I notice allot of temp files were created where I was trying to
    > save the files. I figured the install must have gone wrong.
    >
    > I figured I would try a cleaner install of the vista update. So did a
    > clean install of XP Pro, and on reinstallation of XP, I would get to
    > all the way though the installation, and on first boot, blue screen of
    > death. Error 0X0000007B.
    >
    > Well I called dell, and after several more attempts with same
    > installation, the representative figured out that I needed a drive
    > controller installed at the F6 prompt in the XP install. That fixed
    > the reinstallation of XP issue.
    >
    > So I reinstalled VISTA, and guess what? SAME PROBLEM. Network issues.
    > The Dell representative even told me that I may have problems with
    > Vista, because the Nvidia chipset in Dell XPS 600 's are NOT
    > compatible with VISTA.
    >
    > I am hoping that someone has an answer for me.
    >
    >


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  3. #3


    Johnthomas334@gmail.com Guest

    Re: Dell XPS 600 Nvidia Chipsets NOT Vista Compatable

    Wel I did run compatability tests, and everything passed (If it didnt
    pass anything, I would not have upgraded), but I can tell you that
    there is a definite problem with my chipset, and neither Nvidia or
    Dell have a solution. I did get the latest greatest drivers, and
    nothing has helped. I even bought a new PCI NIC card, and disabled all
    onboard integrated NIC and 1334 references in the BIOS.

    For those looking, let me highlight the problems again for easy word
    search in google:

    Upgrade problems from XP SP2 to Vista Business
    Cannot access windows update after vista upgrade Error 0x000007b
    Cannot get Messenger Live to work
    Cannot access some websites after vista upgrade(Dell, Mircosoft, MSN),
    but some sites are no problem (Google, Nvidia)
    Nvidia chip set Dell XPS 600 Vista upgrade problems
    A09 Bios

    I will post when I get more infromation

    On Feb 5, 12:39 pm, Emory Tech <EmoryT...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > Most of the time those dell technicians dont know what they are doing. The
    > only nvidia chipsets that arentvistacompatible are the nforce2s and even
    > then you can still do a install ofvista. I know this because I have an
    > nforce2 board. I would check the the network card and find drivers
    > specifically from that manufacture of that card instead of using the dell
    > drivers.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Johnthomas...@gmail.com" wrote:
    > > I have aXPS600 Non-Raid 3.4gh computer with 2GB memory and a single
    > > GF7900.
    > > My BIOS version is A09, DXG051.

    >
    > > I spent two days with Dell trying to figure out an install problem
    > > which started because of avistabusinessupgrade.Vistainstalled
    > > fine, but I could not connect to any Microsoft update sites, or Dell
    > > sites. I could not connect to live messenger either. Also, I was
    > > getting allot of file save errors on my company network, especially in
    > > excel. I notice allot of temp files were created where I was trying to
    > > save the files. I figured the install must have gone wrong.

    >
    > > I figured I would try a cleaner install of thevistaupdate. So did a
    > > clean install of XP Pro, and on reinstallation of XP, I would get to
    > > all the way though the installation, and on first boot, blue screen of
    > > death. Error 0X0000007B.

    >
    > > Well I called dell, and after several more attempts with same
    > > installation, the representative figured out that I needed a drive
    > > controller installed at the F6 prompt in the XP install. That fixed
    > > the reinstallation of XP issue.

    >
    > > So I reinstalledVISTA, and guess what? SAME PROBLEM. Network issues.
    > > The Dell representative even told me that I may haveproblemswith
    > >Vista, because the Nvidia chipset in DellXPS600 's are NOT
    > > compatible withVISTA.

    >
    > > I am hoping that someone has an answer for me.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -




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  4. #4


    JW Guest

    Re: Dell XPS 600 Nvidia Chipsets NOT Vista Compatable

    If you are can get to some Websites and not all then the Security Settings
    in IE7 or in Defender are what is causing you a problem not the NIC card or
    its drivers.
    <Johnthomas334@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1170720616.910162.142330@a75g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
    > Wel I did run compatability tests, and everything passed (If it didnt
    > pass anything, I would not have upgraded), but I can tell you that
    > there is a definite problem with my chipset, and neither Nvidia or
    > Dell have a solution. I did get the latest greatest drivers, and
    > nothing has helped. I even bought a new PCI NIC card, and disabled all
    > onboard integrated NIC and 1334 references in the BIOS.
    >
    > For those looking, let me highlight the problems again for easy word
    > search in google:
    >
    > Upgrade problems from XP SP2 to Vista Business
    > Cannot access windows update after vista upgrade Error 0x000007b
    > Cannot get Messenger Live to work
    > Cannot access some websites after vista upgrade(Dell, Mircosoft, MSN),
    > but some sites are no problem (Google, Nvidia)
    > Nvidia chip set Dell XPS 600 Vista upgrade problems
    > A09 Bios
    >
    > I will post when I get more infromation
    >
    > On Feb 5, 12:39 pm, Emory Tech <EmoryT...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote:
    >> Most of the time those dell technicians dont know what they are doing.
    >> The
    >> only nvidia chipsets that arentvistacompatible are the nforce2s and even
    >> then you can still do a install ofvista. I know this because I have an
    >> nforce2 board. I would check the the network card and find drivers
    >> specifically from that manufacture of that card instead of using the dell
    >> drivers.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Johnthomas...@gmail.com" wrote:
    >> > I have aXPS600 Non-Raid 3.4gh computer with 2GB memory and a single
    >> > GF7900.
    >> > My BIOS version is A09, DXG051.

    >>
    >> > I spent two days with Dell trying to figure out an install problem
    >> > which started because of avistabusinessupgrade.Vistainstalled
    >> > fine, but I could not connect to any Microsoft update sites, or Dell
    >> > sites. I could not connect to live messenger either. Also, I was
    >> > getting allot of file save errors on my company network, especially in
    >> > excel. I notice allot of temp files were created where I was trying to
    >> > save the files. I figured the install must have gone wrong.

    >>
    >> > I figured I would try a cleaner install of thevistaupdate. So did a
    >> > clean install of XP Pro, and on reinstallation of XP, I would get to
    >> > all the way though the installation, and on first boot, blue screen of
    >> > death. Error 0X0000007B.

    >>
    >> > Well I called dell, and after several more attempts with same
    >> > installation, the representative figured out that I needed a drive
    >> > controller installed at the F6 prompt in the XP install. That fixed
    >> > the reinstallation of XP issue.

    >>
    >> > So I reinstalledVISTA, and guess what? SAME PROBLEM. Network issues.
    >> > The Dell representative even told me that I may haveproblemswith
    >> >Vista, because the Nvidia chipset in DellXPS600 's are NOT
    >> > compatible withVISTA.

    >>
    >> > I am hoping that someone has an answer for me.- Hide quoted text -

    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    >




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  5. #5


    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: Dell XPS 600 Nvidia Chipsets NOT Vista Compatable

    Many motherboards with nforce chipsets with SATA controllers are
    experiencing this problem. They need a BIOS update. The update can only come
    from from the manufacturer of the motherboard, in this case Dell. A search
    for the problem reveals many hits with few fixes other than a BIOS update.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...ce&btnG=Search

    --
    Kerry Brown
    Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    http://www.vistahelp.ca


    "Emory Tech" <EmoryTech@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E00EB866-4932-4454-8F22-ED4414ADA2B6@microsoft.com...
    > Most of the time those dell technicians dont know what they are doing. The
    > only nvidia chipsets that arent vista compatible are the nforce2s and even
    > then you can still do a install of vista. I know this because I have an
    > nforce2 board. I would check the the network card and find drivers
    > specifically from that manufacture of that card instead of using the dell
    > drivers.
    >
    > "Johnthomas334@gmail.com" wrote:
    >
    >> I have a XPS 600 Non-Raid 3.4gh computer with 2GB memory and a single
    >> GF7900.
    >> My BIOS version is A09, DXG051.
    >>
    >> I spent two days with Dell trying to figure out an install problem
    >> which started because of a vista business upgrade. Vista installed
    >> fine, but I could not connect to any Microsoft update sites, or Dell
    >> sites. I could not connect to live messenger either. Also, I was
    >> getting allot of file save errors on my company network, especially in
    >> excel. I notice allot of temp files were created where I was trying to
    >> save the files. I figured the install must have gone wrong.
    >>
    >> I figured I would try a cleaner install of the vista update. So did a
    >> clean install of XP Pro, and on reinstallation of XP, I would get to
    >> all the way though the installation, and on first boot, blue screen of
    >> death. Error 0X0000007B.
    >>
    >> Well I called dell, and after several more attempts with same
    >> installation, the representative figured out that I needed a drive
    >> controller installed at the F6 prompt in the XP install. That fixed
    >> the reinstallation of XP issue.
    >>
    >> So I reinstalled VISTA, and guess what? SAME PROBLEM. Network issues.
    >> The Dell representative even told me that I may have problems with
    >> Vista, because the Nvidia chipset in Dell XPS 600 's are NOT
    >> compatible with VISTA.
    >>
    >> I am hoping that someone has an answer for me.
    >>
    >>



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  6. #6


    RGBean Guest

    Re: Dell XPS 600 Nvidia Chipsets NOT Vista Compatable

    I also have a XPS 600, with a Raid controller, but I'm running three
    separate SATA drives, 4GB memory, 2 SLI nVidia 7800 GTX video cards, and SB
    X-Fi soundcard. I did a clean install of Vista Ultimate, and the only
    problems I'm having, is the drives appear to be SCSI drives, so I can't get
    any S.M.A.R.T. information, and because of the SLI capability, it will only
    recognize 2GB RAM. The Dell rep I chatted with said the first problem may be
    fixed once nVidia comes out with Vista drivers for the MoBo, but the second
    is a built in limitation on ANY 32-bit OS. Note: I did the install on BIOS
    A09, but have updated to A11, but it didn't fix (or hurt) anything that I
    can tell.

    Rick


    I'm only
    <Johnthomas334@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1170695202.930192.113410@a34g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    >I have a XPS 600 Non-Raid 3.4gh computer with 2GB memory and a single
    > GF7900.
    > My BIOS version is A09, DXG051.
    >
    > I spent two days with Dell trying to figure out an install problem
    > which started because of a vista business upgrade. Vista installed
    > fine, but I could not connect to any Microsoft update sites, or Dell
    > sites. I could not connect to live messenger either. Also, I was
    > getting allot of file save errors on my company network, especially in
    > excel. I notice allot of temp files were created where I was trying to
    > save the files. I figured the install must have gone wrong.
    >
    > I figured I would try a cleaner install of the vista update. So did a
    > clean install of XP Pro, and on reinstallation of XP, I would get to
    > all the way though the installation, and on first boot, blue screen of
    > death. Error 0X0000007B.
    >
    > Well I called dell, and after several more attempts with same
    > installation, the representative figured out that I needed a drive
    > controller installed at the F6 prompt in the XP install. That fixed
    > the reinstallation of XP issue.
    >
    > So I reinstalled VISTA, and guess what? SAME PROBLEM. Network issues.
    > The Dell representative even told me that I may have problems with
    > Vista, because the Nvidia chipset in Dell XPS 600 's are NOT
    > compatible with VISTA.
    >
    > I am hoping that someone has an answer for me.
    >



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