Teemunknee
6 Indium

Problems with Alienware FX.

So, I recently bought an Alienware m17x and had lots of permissions problems. I did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate, however, I didn't backup my drivers correctly. Wasn't really that big of a problem, I just had to download and install them from Dell's website, not difficult, just time consuming.

Anyways, I reinstalled the Command Center (Which looks different from the original one I had, which I'm assuming was just an earlier model.) and it opens. However, it doesn't recognize any of my hardware for my lights, and it's just a blank screen and I can't change any color.

Can anyone help me? I attached a screen shot I did last night.4380.Capture1.PNG

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Re: Problems with Alienware FX.

Whatever you do, do NOT use the command centre off your Cd/DVDs which came with the system or use Alien ReSpawn, it will kill your lights.

Hopefully someone can help with this but the warning is all I got 🙂

Alienware M18x
Intel i7 960xm, 1tb Samsung 840 SDD, 256gb Samsung 830 SSD, Dual GTX 580 SLI, 32gb Corsair Vengeance Ram.

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Teemunknee
6 Indium

Re: Problems with Alienware FX.

Thank you Cenobitez.

Luckily I don't have my DVDs! Any help is appreciated. At least I know what NOT to do, which definitely helps rule out any more problems.

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8 Krypton

Re: Problems with Alienware FX.

Download CCC onto desktop.

Completely removed the CCC and use a cleaner like system mechanic to clean up registry / comm references, etc...

Turn off system and hold down power button until light on i/o board turns off.

Restart computer, make sure anti virus is disabled, and install CCC from desk top.

Don't update from CCC once installed and working correctly.

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8 Krypton

Re: Problems with Alienware FX.

Chris-M the mod recommends CCleaner if that helps/

Alienware M18x
Intel i7 960xm, 1tb Samsung 840 SDD, 256gb Samsung 830 SSD, Dual GTX 580 SLI, 32gb Corsair Vengeance Ram.

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Teemunknee
6 Indium

Re: Problems with Alienware FX.

Actually, I unstalled my .NET framework, and installed 4.0. After a restart it worked just fine!

Thanks for all the help and suggestions!

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