Thursday, October 9, 2008


Just rebuilding my Dell XPS 1330 laptop for the 3rd time running. I'm a victim of a certain NVidia chipset fault resulting in overheating in the GPU. Dell has released a BIOS update that helpfully addresses the issue by running your system fan the whole time: I'm sure I could have come up with that one myself.

Having dealt with system recovery under Windows extensively, the experience under Vista is decidedly pleasant. There's nothing quite like being able to bring up a command prompt and backup all your files to an external USB drive even after Windows stops being able to boot, without requiring you create a boot disk.