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  • Forum Thread: BIOS PW reset on Studio Hybrid...

    Greetings; Does there exist a motherboard diagram for the Studio Hybrid, that shows where the jumper is, to clear the BIOS password? My front USB ports won't support a USB bluetooth dongle, but mouse/keyboard work fine. ---Answer must be in the BIOS, but I can't get there. USB Bluetooth...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron 660, Windows 8 and PCIe card

    Thanks for following up on this problem with the Inspiron 660. No one can say why there are only 6 complaints about this issue. Even if that is the case, it is 6 complaints too many for DELL. I suspect that there are many, many others who have tried plugging in their PCIe cards and found that they are...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 9150: BIOS Setup after replacing DVD/CD-Rom Drive

    I have a Dimension 9150 running XP Media Center Edtion version 2002 SP3. For some time I have had an intermittent read problem with the original internal DVD/CD-Rom drive (Dell item no. 429-12070). It has not bothered me since I also use an external USB DVD/CD-Rom drive. However, I have now replaced...
  • Forum Thread: E8600 (E0 stepping) ever confirmed to work in dual-core Inspiron 530?

    Looking to upgrade my Inspiron 530 (0RY007 mobo) to E8600 (E0 stepping) to run a sweet little dual-core as long as possible (other mods are already underway). I've seen some posts around here like this one - http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19333906/19702557.aspx - saying...
  • Forum Thread: xps 730 H2C does not start after memory upgrade

    In July purchased 2 Corsair TW3X2G1600C9DHX G 4GB 2x2GB Module kits from Dell online store. At time of purchase Dell online store listed these modules as compatible with both the XPS 430 and the XPS 730. On 23 October sucessfully installed Windows 7. Time to replace my 4 GB with 8 GB. Followed...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 9200 bios failure

    I have a Dimension 9200 and have just installed a Dell SX2210T monitor. The USB keyboard and USB mouse are now connected to the monitor. If I switch the monitor on and start the 9200 the bios fails to boot and stops at 75% complete. If I switch the monitor off then the 9200 will boot and when...
  • Forum Thread: Beep codes Dimension 9100 Help!

    After replacing the system board (clock, etc.) battery in my brother's Dell Dimension 9100, I got the no boot... bios beep codes. Code is 1 - 3 - 2 which I believe is memory recognized, but not working. We tried removing one of the matched cards (512K) and have only one in the DIMM1 slot (no change...
  • Forum Thread: google plus

    I heard that dell was thinking about using Google plus for support i think this is a great idea. The video chat feature would be like text support on steroids, making it a lot faster and easier to find a solution to your problem copy and paste this in a new forum if you think dell should use Google plus...
  • Forum Thread: BIOS-I can't acces it through the F Keys

    I may have posted this on the wrong forum a while ago. Sorry for the repitition. I replaced my CMOS battery on my DELL 8300 this morning. I'm running XP-Pro, SP 3. Since that time I have not been able to access the BIOS setup screen, or any screen involving the F keys.. I have read many...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Vostro 200 ; Intel VT feature not present in the BIOS

    Thanks for everyone’s posts, and I finally found a fix/answer to the problem and was able to successfully enable Intel VT technology, read below for complete details... So basically I had a Vostro 200 slim tower with an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13Ghz CPU which I upgraded the processor to the Intel...
  • Forum Thread: Unable to enter a service tag number - Studio Hybrid

    My motherboard was recently replaced by a Dell Tech. Unfortunately I was at a location with no keyboard, mouse, monitor so he couldn't enter the service tag into the bios. I said it was no problem and I'll do it on my own, thinking I could go into the bios and do it on my own when I got...
  • Forum Reply: Re: new Dell Inspiron 530 Q6600 CPU fans issue - bad motherboard?

    There is a BIOS upgrade - new version 1.0.18 and it addresses prior BIOS update and ammendments to fan running irregularities. Suggest you give it a try if you are in an INSPIRON 530 or 530s. Best of luck- as I am hoping the same for myself- BEST of LUCK!!
  • Forum Thread: XP8300 can't save BIOS settings

    Since motherboard change (Sandy Bridge issue) I can't save BIOS settings I've tried to change boot order but 'save & exit' nor F10 saves new values. Any hardware 'read-only' switch in the MoBo?
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension fails to boot pre-POST

    I have a Dell Dimension 3000 that fails to boot successfully. When the computer is turned on it makes a series of beeps - I believe it is 1-3-2 and then nothing happens. Also, the diagnostic lights on the back are green-yellow-yellow-yellow from left-to-right. From looking at the service manual this...
  • Forum Thread: How do I reinitialize BIOS to fix CMOS checksum error with an unresponsive keyboard?

    After getting a nasty virus on my Dell 530s Inspiron, I completely wiped the memory after all failed attempts at removal. Upon startup to reformat the system, I received a keyboard error message and the keyboard was completely unresponsive. I then changed the CMOS battery, cleared CMOS and cannot reinitialize...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 8500 won't install windows 8

    I've got a new Dell XPS 8500 last week. it came with 2TB hard drive and 12GB ram. I put in a SSD drive and try to do a fresh install of windows 8 using DVD supplied by Dell. UEFI is enabled in the BIOS. Boot secure mode is enabled. And legacy OPROM is disabled. It booted up the DVD and installation...
  • Forum Reply: Re: XPS 730 X i7 920 memory

    I just now see the 1.0.5 update. I will install now. I onlt been 1 week since I checked
  • Forum Thread: Bios wont load, computer wont boot up

    I have a Dell Dimension E510. Suddenly the computer won't boot up. The computer stops loading on the bios screen. The status bar graph only loads the first section then stops. Computer originally came with windows XP and bios version A05. About a year ago, I upgraded operating system to vista...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 531 Boot Issue

    I have recently been having problems booting my Inspiron 531. When I go to boot the screen reaches the BIOS but then goes to a black screen with a flashing cursor. This does not happen 100% of the time. Sometimes when the OS does boot (Vista 32bit SP1) the screen will go from bios to just a blank black...
  • Forum Reply: Re: XPS 420 Bios A07 ICH9R sata raid controller does not support SSD, why won't Dell release an update?

    http://www.mediafire.com/?h02nep6115vkvc6 After 4 days and countless hours trying to get my new Sandisk 120gb SSD to cold boot in my XPS 420 (Win 7 x64), I finally found this thread On page 2 of this thread I saw 'targetbsp's post, but I missed the link to the BIOS flash in his 3rd...
  • Forum Thread: Slow response on computer...

    Me and my wife is got a Dell Dimension E520 and I want to describe what is going on. Sometimes the response is very slow and does not run as fast as it should. But here is the thing. We upgraded to 4GB RAM memory and got a 1 terabyte hard drive as a slave drive. Before the machine ever had this, it...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 531 1.0.13 bios update problem, wont flash

    I am trying to update my bios for my inspirion 531 to the latest bios as i am running 1.0.6, when i run the program on my desktop it creates a item named winflash.sys but wont do anything past that. Is there any additional programs I need? I am really trying to avoid having to call outside of warranty...
  • Forum Reply: Re: XPS 8500 - Problems with F12 (to get into advanced boot options)

    Trying to use F2 met with no greater success. I had the idea of switching from my fancy Microsoft "Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (v.1)” to the plain vanilla keyboard that came for free with my system. As it turned out, the computer's BIOS recognized that keyboard’s F12 and...
  • Forum Thread: [Repost] conflicting hard disk test results

    Model:Dell inspiron 570 the error I'm getting when I'm running diagnostics is this Error code 0146 Msg: Error Code 2000-0146 Msg: hard drive 0 - self test log contains previous error(s) I've been hearing conflicting answers whether I'd need to buy a new HDD or it can be...
  • Forum Thread: loading XP Home edition - failure at [ WAKE]

    Hi , new here and a novice of sorts. I have a problen trying to reload xp into dimension9150 keep getting error message - previous attempts failed checkpoint [WAKE] . What is this ,What am i doing wrong .All ive managed to do is format the hard drives after a complete crash .