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Problems with the Dell Vostro 1400 (Vista)

Being one of the many unhappy Vista users, I'm very unhappy. I'm very unhappy because the paper weight I now call my old computer, was a trooper up until the day it completely died. It was so old and actually worked better then this Vista computer. I never had a problem with iTunes on my old computer, Vista apparently does. Every so often I have to go to "change and uninstall programs" and repair iTunes to get it to open. Also, new programs I download. It won't let me. Now I don't know about you...But when I download a new program, I'd actually like to use it. Also, I don't know if it's Vista or just my computer. But I got the "blue screen of death" about 10 minutes after turning it on for the first time. (BRAND SPANKIN' NEW) And I constantly get the blue screen randomly. I do not know why, I've run numerous virus scans, had it looked at...there's nothing wrong with it. Sometimes I get the blue screen 2-3 times a day. This makes me very unhappy with Dell. Yes, I called tech support. And (chuckles) guess what they said? "The Vostro 1400 is a very special system, it cannot be fixed over the phone".....Really....really???, Like I was expecting him to reach through the phone and magically make my computer work. Honestly....But what ever, if you have the same problem please feel free to complain, and if you have any tips or a way to fix this. Please HELPPP!!!

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  • Terry L. Freeman
    Terry L. Freeman May 11, 2010

    The codes on the "Blue Screens" will help us to pin point the area of the main trouble.

    I do not think thatr reformat & reinstall is a good idea because valuable information will be lost, since Vista tosses all things out.

    Give us the clues, & we all can go from there.

  • Terry L. Freeman
    Terry L. Freeman May 11, 2010

    What is the specific "error" on the "blue screens?" Write them down for us to check...



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Hello Freebro,

First we need to diagnose:

- Try to change Memory sometimes they can cause blue screen.
- Try to change Hard Disk also can cause blue screen.
- Try to reformat and reinstall the O.S

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