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So i've been having this consistent problem with the laptop. this isn't the first time i've posted theproblem either. in any case, here it goes: my audio and video glitches every second, the whole computer freezes for the splite second and it will go back to normal before the next second. the mouse glithces as well. i thought it was the audio problem. nope. i thought it was the video card problem nope. i've done everything i know, my friend knows, my computer geek buddy knows, to no avail. the LAST thing i haven't checked is the driver for the hard drive. somehow i need to install from DOS.... how do i do that?

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  • bbaallife Oct 03, 2009

    to elaborate on the hard drive driver, there's an optional firmware upgrade from the dell website fort he 40gb hard drive. maybe it's a hard drive problem? i dunno. but i've reformatted over 30 times in the past 4 weeks

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The HDD controller driver for an I6000 is native to XP and not a driver you can update outside of a Windows Update. I'd first run diagnostics on the system (Fn+ Power Button) and if no hardware issues are apparent I'd backup my data and reinstall Windows. On a I6000 you should be able to restore the factory image with the CTRL+F11 keystroke at the black screen with the blue bar at the top with www.dell.com in white letters. Screen shows for about a second after the Dell Splash screen so you have to be fast with the CTRL+F11 keystoke. Again backup any important data before the image process

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