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Windows 8 - Dell N5110 - black screen

  1. #11


    Australia
    Posts : 13
    Windows 7 and Windows 8 CP


    Quote Originally Posted by Rnbdshero View Post
    Can anybody hlp me. i also hv d same prblm as above. Me too is using Dell Inspiron N5110 and tried to install win8-CP. but my screen goes black. what to do?????
    Above's @WestJ written to connect with a HDMI Cable but i don't hv such HDMI enabled extra monitors. Can I use VGA instead of HDMI.

    Another question is kicking on my head dat. does my Dell Inspiron supports HDD partitions more dan 2. The store 4m where I purchased my Lappi said dat It was unable to make more dan 2 HDD Partitions. Plz hlp me with my critical and confusing questions
    The guy who sold you your laptop saying you cannot have more than one partition is either:
    A: An idiot
    B: An idiot or
    C: Trying to sell you another laptop, and is an idiot.

    You can have more than one partition on a HDD, I currently have 3 (Windows 7/Windows 8/Linux Mint)

    Just make sure when you are installing your operating systems, you install Windows in chronological order
    i.e: Windows XP before Windows Vista before Windows 7 before Windows 8

    Also, if you are installing Linux as well, install Linux LAST.

    As for hooking up a VGA connector, it works fine over VGA. The issue is that the graphics drivers will not communicate with the laptop screen, causing it to disable itself (turn itself off) once the drivers kick in. VGA works fine.


    WestJ
    Fillydelphia Radio

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  2. #12


    Thnx 4 hlping me. But do u use Dell Inspiron N5110. If yes, dan hw u r able to make partition and what is the status of that drive. I currently hv 2 HDD partitions- C: & D: . Can i make a 3rd one without deleting the D: drive and just deleting the C: drive. My C: drive partition is of 135 GB. I want to make C: drive of about 67.5 GB and an E: drive of about 67.5 GB. Plz hlp me with dis. Dan i can step into WINDOWS 8 CONSUMER PREVIEW. without any tnsion
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  3. #13


    Australia
    Posts : 13
    Windows 7 and Windows 8 CP


    Quote Originally Posted by Rnbdshero View Post
    Thnx 4 hlping me. But do u use Dell Inspiron N5110. If yes, dan hw u r able to make partition and what is the status of that drive. I currently hv 2 HDD partitions- C: & D: . Can i make a 3rd one without deleting the D: drive and just deleting the C: drive. My C: drive partition is of 135 GB. I want to make C: drive of about 67.5 GB and an E: drive of about 67.5 GB. Plz hlp me with dis. Dan i can step into WINDOWS 8 CONSUMER PREVIEW. without any tnsion
    I recently gave my Dell Inspiron N5110 15R to my mother, and I am now using a Toshiba Sattelite A500.

    However, if you wish to RESIZE partitions (Add partition without formatting data) your best bet is to find a bootable disc of advanced partitioning software. I normally use a Ubuntu Live CD (Home | Ubuntu) with the gParted program to resize partitions and add new ones.

    BE WARNED: Modifying your partition tables too much can make the HDD unstable. Make changes with care and don't overdo it!

    Also, don't talk about partitions as C: D: etc, use Volume 1, Volume 2 etc
    Using Windows-only letters will leave you confused and frustrated when using advanced partition editors.

    However, I won't go into any more details about formatting here, this thread is not about formatting issues, I suggest you do some Googling, or make a thread on the forum and ask there. Alternatively, PM me :P
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  4. #14


    And, while you are at it why not label the partitions as something sensible ..... WIN7, WIN8, Data etc.
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  5. #15


    Australia
    Posts : 13
    Windows 7 and Windows 8 CP


    Lawl, Good idea. This guy has brains ^^^

    Anyhoof, it's been nearly 6 months, and there is no progress on the Intel Graphics front. In fact, I don't think Intel have updated their graphics drivers since January. They may be due for an update soon, keep your eyes peeled.

    Since I'm no longer using Intel HD 3000 Graphics, I can no longer really do any bug-testing at all with any new drivers.
    However, I will be doing more research into this issue for you guys.

    WestJ
    Fillydelphia Radio
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  6. #16


    Hey WestJ!! As instructed by you to make a New Thread. I've created it. Here Dell inspiron N5110 HDD Partition
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  7. #17


    Australia
    Posts : 13
    Windows 7 and Windows 8 CP


    Great, I replied there. Good luck!

    On another front, does anypony know if the Desktop variant of the Intel HD Graphics Family is working?
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  8. #18


    San Ramon, CA
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 RTM


    Still not fixed with Windows 8 RTM (the final version of Windows 8). It's Intel or Dell's problem, they better fix it before I buy the $14 upgrade to Windows 8.

    (Windows 8 works when I disable the Intel HD Graphics driver, but the screen resolution is not changable and is messed up. Downloading Intel's drivers never worked for the Release Preview or the RTM)
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  9. #19


    Australia
    Posts : 13
    Windows 7 and Windows 8 CP


    Quote Originally Posted by andrew789 View Post
    Still not fixed with Windows 8 RTM (the final version of Windows 8). It's Intel or Dell's problem, they better fix it before I buy the $14 upgrade to Windows 8.

    (Windows 8 works when I disable the Intel HD Graphics driver, but the screen resolution is not changable and is messed up. Downloading Intel's drivers never worked for the Release Preview or the RTM)

    Personally, I have written off Windows 8. The experience I have had so far was pretty dismal. I am going to be rocking Windows 7 for now.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I quite like the Windows 8. The amount of shortcuts i've had to make to make doing simple things (Turning my computer off) my desktop is nearly full. I've also had to disable the Intel HD Graphics driver to get it working to my resolution is naff! I'm use windows 8 at work and now i know how to use it i really do quite like it!

    Any advancements of the Intel HD Graphics driver?
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