Guest Matt0402 Posted July 25, 2008 Report Share Posted July 25, 2008 Hi, I've been using this forum for ages now and the advice given has always been great so i'm really hoping you can help me. I was just given an XPS M1730 from dell (old M170 was not able to be repaired) and i'm rediscovering my love for gaming now i have a decent system. The first step in that is wanting the most from my hardware. The dell drivers are stupidly out of date but i come to expect that from them and i have tried good few of the drivers here but out of the various ones i have tried from each of the sections "175, 177, etc" I cant find a driver that will let me boot while on battery power other than the default dell one which is 156.61. As soon as i use a newer driver i can not use the laptop with battery mode. I get great, flawless performance on AC and the system boots ok on battery - I can still blindly type my password and play music using the buttons on my laptop but there is nothing on the screen. What have i done to solve this? Well i have limited knowledge of nvidia drivers but i tried the general rule of thumb - there must be something conflicting. So i tried every power options mode, tried making sure high performance battery matched high performance AC and then took of quickset but still no joy. As far as my knowledge says there should be nothing wrong. So..... the laptop came with vista home premium and i had ultimate so i took the oportunity to install a fresh (reformatted) copy of vista ultimate SP1 and then immediatley install the drivers. This way i figured there cant possibley be something conflicting. But the problem is still there. With any other driver than the original dell i get a black screen on battery power. Is there anyone who could possibley point me in the right direction to get this fixed? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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