Dell Latitude D610 windows performance won't run

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by matt167, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. matt167

    matt167 MDL Junior Member

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    I have a Latitude D610. Upgraded to 2.5gb Ram but has a 40gb Seagate Momentus HD. It was meant as a flipper computer that I never got around to finishing but my good D520 quit on me and so I'm not going to buy another laptop when I have this one. I doubt that it was ever issued as it is mint with no wear... Win 7 is loaded and activated with a modded bios. I figured out the video and audio drivers and it's working well except that I cannot get it to run the performance test. It will not complete. Anything I can do to get it to run?.. It's 1.83ghz Pentium M with the 4200rpm Seagate Momentus so it's not the fastest but adaquate for my OBDII scanner software which is all I need
     
  2. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    Got D610s 1.83ghz with 2gb memory and 320gb hd running Win7, and in 8.1 without an issue.
    not sure what you mean, "performance test"
    Windows experience index runs fine.

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  3. matt167

    matt167 MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, the windows experience index. It gets an error at the very end and times out
     
  4. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    #4 tonto11, Jan 12, 2014
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    Strange !


    When windows experience runs
    the second line in the box tells what function it is testing
    eg
    Direct 3D
    Media Encoding
    CPU Performance
    Memory Performance
    Disk Performance

    Which one does it stop on
    what does it say just before the error?
    Can you get the statement of the error, anything specific ?

    First thing I would check is the control panel/device manager for anything that doesn't have a proper driver (yellow !)
    in particular the video display which should be "Intel(R) 915GM.GMS, etc

    Got some other ideas , but let's first see if the hardware and drivers are all OK



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  5. matt167

    matt167 MDL Junior Member

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    It stops on disk performance. I got the video drivers working. Ran the installer in XP compatibility mode and they are working without issue, but it does show 2 copies of the same thing. It is the Intel 915 GM.. Also used the sigmatel audio driver and that works fine. I've got no driver issues in the device manager.
     
  6. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    #6 tonto11, Jan 14, 2014
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    OK good, I've got 2 copies of the 915 as well, no prob
    So it stops on disk performance so that's where we look
    first how much free space is on the hard drive, I've got 5g free on a 25g partition for example
    then how about virtual memory, I've got 1024mb on the same partition as the o/s
    this should determine whether it's getting plugged up somewhere so it will not run.

    Then test the hard drive itself from the computer/hd/properties /tools tab
    error check it , then defrag it.

    and see what we find.

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  7. matt167

    matt167 MDL Junior Member

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    Finally got around to messing with this again. I've got about 10g free on the hard drive. 25gb used and it is a 37gb ( 40gb ) HD.. Ran the chkdsk from the tools menu and did a defrag (1% fragmented originally ) but it still does comes up with an error..

    I'm thinking that the disk has issues