so the link provided in the first page is for media direct 1.0 or something. is media direct 2.0 what comes preinstalled in the e1705??
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3/3/06 at 4:20am
Originally Posted by JaxChris
Actually, I think the Media Direct works off of a solid state memory device on the motherboard... similar to the way the HP alternative works. MediaDirect shouldn't spin up the hard drive at all if you load directly into it from a cold boot.
So I'm not sure why people are saying MediaDirect is on the hard drive... it's a streamlined custom OS that loads directly into a Media Player. It may allow you to play music off of your hard drive by spinning up the hard drive... but I haven't studied the way Media Direct works.
Originally Posted by tinman44
ok well when i press media direct button it starts out like its going to work, ie it says dell media direct, then goes to logon screen, then i click user and it opens in media center wtf?!!? i followed all directions to the T and created two cd's i believe one is reinstall and one is repair, and neither would boot from disk.
Originally Posted by Casper0878
its super easy. first download the repair utility. when its done, double click it and unzip its contents. then do the following
NOTE: If you use the Repair Utility CD when you should be reinstalling Dell MediaDirect, the process may not complete properly.
To create a Dell MediaDirect Repair Utility CD and repair Dell MediaDirect on your hard drive:
Download the R113019.exe file. Go to C:\dell\Drivers\R113019 folder
Locate the "Dell MediaDirect Repair Utility A03.iso" file after it has completed downloading and double-click it.
Your CD Burn software will open.
Place a blank writable CD into the CD drive and follow the prompts to create the CD.
When the Repair Utility CD has been created successfully, place it into the CD drive and restart your computer.
Press the <F12> key as soon as the Dell logo screen appears to enter the boot menu.
Press the down-arrow key to highlight the first CD listing.
Press <Enter> to boot from the CD.
At the prompt, type cd \MD2 and then press the <Enter> key.
Type Repair and press <Enter>. The Dell MediaDirect repair utility opens.
Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select OK and press <Enter>.
When the Done message appears, remove the CD from the drive and press the power button to turn off the computer.
You can now use the Dell MediaDirect button on your computer to launch Dell MediaDirect.
that's it. worked for me first try. im so proud!! lol