I was asked to install Windows 10 on a Dell Latitude D630 running Windows 8.1. After the installation I went to dell.com to download drivers. I've noticed this message from Dell:
Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade
Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected.
I installed Driver pack v17 which installed a few compatible drivers like display, Network & sound drivers, but the chipset drivers failed, I tried 3 times but still did not install.
Today the laptop got the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death). I tried to read the error but I was too late & the PC restarted.
When starting up, it hanged on the black screen just before showing the lock screen & so she force shutdown it using the power button & start it up again the I noticed that on the windows logo this time the loading was different, the usual circling 5 dots weren't there but they were scattered horizontally in the middle of the screen then after the loading it again hang on the lock screen but this time I could see the lock screen wallpaper behind a pinkish transparent screen, after a few seconds the screen responded & she entered her password & started doing what she was doing.
After 5 minutes a notification popped up saying "the display driver Intel HD Graphics crushed & was recovered" something like that. Then within a few minutes the display froze and I told her not to do anything because I wanted to see if that error will show up again but nothing, so after waiting for 15min, the screen back light went off & after touching the touchpad, it came back on but still frozen & now with a screen, again another force shutdown the PC then failed to start up, only a black screen when the power button is pressed.
After starting it up & shutting it down several times it finally powered up but without loading several drivers & one of those drivers was the display driver & other drivers under UNKNOWN. I then made a bootable windows 8.1 installation from my laptop onto a FLASH DRIVE, plugged it to her PC then I opened Explorer, Flash drive with Win8.1, Sources, then I launched the setup.exe in that folder then it said SETUP IS COPYING TEMPORARY FILES.
After that I agreed the Terms then I Clicked on ADVANCED & chose Drive C where windows 10 was installed. Step 1 completed the step 2 went passed half then it said SETUP WILL CONTINUE INSTALLATION AFTER RESTARTING PC, i let it count down to zero but then after restarting i just hanged on a black screen with no DELL SPLASH SCREEN, NO WINDOWS BOOT SCREEN. I can't even access the BIOS.
Anyone who knows how to deal with this kind of problem please help.
It's a black screen with back-light. Here is a link for you http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19483790 check it out to see what we are dealing with here. I tried all the methods given but still nothing changed .Also check out the video on YouTube entitled "D630 - Fix Black Screen". This guy solved his by heating the Nvidia Graphics card with a blow torch but that's a risk I don't want to take unless I'm out of options.