There are many people who have problems with Dell laptop hard drive. There are many different problems that could cause you to have problem with your dell laptop hard drive. One of these problems is the Dell Flash Cache Module. The Dell Flash Cache Module was designed to give your laptop better performance when running Windows Vista, but if it prevents your Dell laptop from running then it is completely useless. In many cases, the Dell Flash Cache Module can prevent you from installing Windows again to fix the laptop.
The Dell Flash Cache Module is like a flash drive that works similar to the Windows Vista Ready Boost feature, which is also included in Windows 7. It is highspeed flash memory that fits into the mini PCI-E slots of a Dell laptop. It works in conjunction with the hard drive to improve the transfer rates of the Windows Vista paging file and prefetch. This is why you may lose your hard drive data on your laptop if you switch back and forth from using the Dell Flash Cache Module.
However, if you run into the problem of getting a Dell blue screen of death as soon as you try to boot up your operating system then you will probably not be able to keep it on. Many people have found success in being able to use their computer again after turning off the Dell Flash Cache Module. You can do this by going into the Hard drive section of your Dell BIOS. This will allow you to choose the Dell Flash Cache Module on/off option. If you are using Windows XP then you will want to keep this off at all times since there is a high chance of it messing up your computer. If you are using Windows Vista then there is also a chance you may have to reinstall your operating system after you change this option. That also means that you may lose the data on your hard drive. You won’t have the performance boost of the Dell Flash Cache Module, but you won’t have to spend any money if you have your repair disc available.