Dell® Inspiron 14z Format
When you need to format your Dell® inspiron 14z laptop
The Inspiron 14z is a new laptop from Dell. It has a x4500 HD Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator and its new technology lithium Ion batteries have a long span and can keep the computer running for unto 6 hours while connected to the internet. The Inspiron 14z is powered by an Intel® Pentium® Core™ 2 Duo processors and a 3GB memory. The storage of the Inspiron 14z is 250GB on a 5400rpm hard disk drive. The Inspiron 14z also has HDMI® features. HDMI® or High-Definition Multimedia Interface is an interface standard used for audio visual equipment such as high-definition television and home theatre systems. With 19 wires wrapped in single cable that resembles that of USB, it is able to carry a bandwidth of Gigabytes per second. The default operates system on is the Genuine Windows® 7 but users can downgrade the operating system to Windows® XP or any other operating system of preference, To downgrade the computer, users must format their computers.
The following are the three issues that can about when formatting the Inspiron 14z and the consequences:
- Upgrading the BIOS
- Blue Screen
- Deletion of Drivers
Upgrading the BIOS
Formatting distorts the BIOS files in the computer which it needs to run. To be able to use the Inspiron 14z you need to disable the Cash flash memory in the BIOS setup and also change the HDD type from ATHA to ATA. Another alternative is to make an operating system CD with the STA device driver.
After formatting the Inspiron 14z it may give you a Blue Screen when you reinstall another operating system. This is because operating systems like Windows® XP don’t have a driver for HDD in AHCII mode. To remedy this, go to BIOS setup and select HDD mode to AHA, and try to install the operating system. If this fails then you may download the operating system HDD driver and slip stream it in Windows® XP or any other operating system with “nLite" software. If unsuccessful, then you call a certified iYogi technician for a step-by-step guidance on how to resolve this problem.
Formatting the Inspiron 14z will cause you to lose all the drivers on your system. A driver is a small useful utility that helps the hardware on your PC to operate efficiently. Sometimes Windows® operating system has a Dell® software package for your PC, usually just a small achieve which gives you only basic hardware functions. If you need to have all functions with your Inspiron 14z device you may need to install more drivers to improve functionality. The most drivers are: Intel mobile chipset driver, Ricoh driver, Audio driver, Display driver, Modem driver, wireless driver, Bluetooth® driver and DVD driver which can be downloaded from various websites. However, be sure to check all contents you download from the Internet, only download compatible drivers.
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