Originally Posted by yolda
Hmmm but try again, maybe your problem is getting trew the initial setups, hitting F12 low arrow to boot from CD then enter, low arrow to select max memory, enter, enter again, then nvflash again.
If it does not work try calling dell and tell them that your laptop just died and if you are still under warranty they may repair the "random dead laptop" lol, just dont tell them what you did.
I've tried all that many many many times.
I think the machine is not booting to the command prompt.
It boots just fine and I can see it booting to the various settings on the boot CD.
But the command prompt seems to not be there, as I can type what I like but nothing happens.
I have just had a thought, I might try making a new bootable CD and make an autoexec.bat file with the nvflash command line.
This should run before the command prompt hopefully.
nvflash -4 -5 -6 stock.rom (from 5150_jokers bootcd)
Are there any orher settings that I could use to help with the flash, forcing ROM straps maybe ?
I'm doing all this blindly so minimal input isideally required.
I know to press 'Y' to confirm the flashing, less input is better.
Dell can probably tell of my blunder, as they will have a test bed to test the video card on.
I'll do this as a last resort, am not keen to send it to them, as I have too much too loose on the HD, no where to store all the data easily as I'm using the wife's tiny D410 to write this.
The CPU will also need to be put back in as this I replaced some weeks ago.
The service tag won't match what's in the machine.
I'm not too worried, just a great big inconveniance not having my baby, while I get it sorted.
Probably could do with a spare card even if I get it working again to do some serious testing.
I used the GTX BIOS but set the PCI-ID to GS maybe not a good idea now.
The 700/750 core/mem speed I put in shouldn't have affected it.
Once again let others learn from this BECAREFUL