I have a problem with my brand new Dell Inspiron 15R SE, that I bought yesterday.
In the evening I could use it with no problem, other than it unexpectedly disconnected from the wifi once, but otherwise it was OK.
This morning it didn't start at all, when I press power button the Dell logo appears, and it stays like that forever, nothing happens. The power and the Wifi LEDs are on, when the charger is connected, the LED is on too.
Tried to remove battery, but still no joy.
What can be the problem?
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If you restart the computer after it is forcibly turned off, Windows 8 tries to use the fast startup method. When this occurs, the system determines that the previous restart attempt was unsuccessful, and then tries to restart by using the full startup method. However, this full startup attempt fails because of an access violation that is caused by memory corruption.
Workaround: is to disable ISRT in the BIOS setup menu by selecting SATA mode and changing it to AHCI then saving the change and rebooting windows.
Reboot from windows and enter BIOS setup menu again to set SATA mode back to Raid
Restart Windows again and follow the steps below to Enable Intel Smart Response technology
Step 1: Launch Intel RST UI from system TrayStep
2 Click Accelerate Icon on top of page then click "Disassociate:
Step 4 Select HDD and Acceleration mode to "Enhanced mode"
HDD will now be Accelerated again.
I hope you find this useful.
Thanks for your reply.
I could now boot into windows with your help.
However I can not enable the acceleration in the Intel Rapid Storage tool. It says:
An unknown error occurred while an operation was in progress. The operation could not be completed.
I tried it several times, restarted the windows again, but still the same.
Can you advise please?
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Many thanks for your support, I was really helpful, I could start windows, and also I was able to activate disk acceleration.
However I had other issues with the laptop too, so I returned it.
I am having the same problems with my new Dell 15R SE.When I try and enable acceleration using Intel Smart Response Technology I always get an error message saying:
"An unknown error has occurred while the operation was in progress. The operation could not be completed."
I have tried the fixes you described above and they haven't worked.
Could you please help me out?
Thanks very much.