I am having the same problem, have you figured it out?
I have read those directions on mnay previous posts. There is one MAJOR problem, I cant get into BIOS. Is there a way I can set the jumper settings somewhere so i can boot into BIOS? My jumper settings are as follows
I am stumped.
I think I have found what you are looking for. I had the same problem as you and here is what worked for me.
First check your battery on the motherboard it might be bad (if so replace it). Then do a restart and hold down alt, ctrl, esc buttons at the same time until you her beeps then release buttons and press f2 and release this should take you to the BIOS settings. Change the chassis intrusion setting then esc out and restart.
I know that the common solution is f2, ctrl alt del, f8 or f10 but try this it will work.
i followed the steps that joe said and i still have the same problem...... is there anyway to fix the problem at all... thankx
Most likely you've sorted out the problem by now, but heres what I've done before on such an incident.
1) PC case was removed
2) CD-ROM Drive was installed and properly connected
3) PC case was replaced
4) When on the screen where F2 enters setup, press F2. You WILL get the Alert message (unless you've already disabled it)
From here on, this is what happened;
The computer took a little while before it gave me the BIOS screen. From in there however, I set the alert display to disabled.
Also check to see if the IDE channels are set for autodetect. If you have only the one connection on the IDE cable (the one I was working on was like this), and its set to auto for drive 1, it will take its time before deciding that the drive cannot be found.
To anyone else, its probably a good idea to disable the notification prior to installation, unless you require it to be enabled.
Hope this helps,
I'm working on a Dell Optiplex 1 and when I boot, these are the messages I get:
Alert! Cover previously removed.
Primary hard disk drive 0 failure
3Com PXE: Media test failure, check cable.
Copyright "blah blah blah"
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable.
PXE-M0f: Exiting PXE'
strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
....another problem I'm having is that F2 and F1 does nothing, not even during the DELL boot screen prior to the one above. I was told this is a blank harddrive and I'm trying to boot with the Windows XP installation CD...but I think there are other problems that need to be handled before that can be achieved. Any help would be appreciated.
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