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  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 790 MT BIOS A18 Resetting Boot Sequence

    I have an Optiplex 790 MT running BIOS Version A18 on Windows 7 Pro SP1. This hardware comes with 4 x SATA ports (1 x SATA 3, 3 x SATA 2). I have been until recently running 2 x HDD, 1 x SSD and DVD/ROM and everything was working just fine. I recently had to disconnect the DVD/ROM as I needed to install...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 755 - Strange Problems

    Greetings! I have a Dell Optiplex that was given to me in known working condition. It has sat for about 6 months, unplugged, just sitting on the floor. A couple of days ago I decided that I'd like to set it up as a little storage server. When booting though, I would not get any video. I reset...
  • Forum Thread: (redirected) Enabling hardware assisted virualization in alienware aurora (late 2009 model) bios

    Hi all, I am wondering if anyone can help me enable this in the bios? I have ran the ms hav detection tool and my processor is capable, however, there is no option to enable it in the bios. After looking that the pc manual the option is not listed there either. I am just about to look at bios update...
  • Forum Thread: BIOS Virus Verification

    I was recently the victim of a major hack where all my home systems were infected at the same time. Part of the hack included planting a virus in the BIOS of at least 2 of my systems, causing me to have to replace the motherboards (so far in 3 systems). I'm now trying to verify that the BIOS on 2...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 730 Bios and upgrading of computer

    Hi Everyone, I am upgrading my XPS 730 (2008) following an HD failure, by installing more RAM, windows 7 64bit. and an upgraded video card. I have read online that I may need to flash the bios for the new ram to work, I have never flashed the bios on my computer before because I always worry that...
  • Forum Thread: Microsoft says they cannot help me. Possible hard drive malfunction or bios.

    I'll start from the beginning and i will try to make it brief. The first issue happened 3 weeks ago. I first noticed I could no longer open my antivirus(malwarebytes). Once I started to investigate I found I could no longer download anything(including from usb) or access my hard drive in anyway including...
  • Forum Thread: XPS8700 and the BIOS or UEFI

    I have a 9 month old XPS8700 with BIOS=A08 running Win8.1. All appeared to be well until I tried to access the UEFI/BIOS. On booting, I can see the Dell logo but there isn't an invitation to press F2 for the BIOS. If I press F2 (or F12) nothing happens and the boot process continues to the login...
  • Forum Thread: help dell OptiPlex 9020 (Mid 2013) bios crashed

    hello my dell OptiPlex 9020 (Mid 2013) i downloaded last update for bios O9020A07.exe and installed it then it shutdown and then restart my my screen is black in deep sleep fan is works and processor is working but pc not up , i searched and some people say to convert exe update file to hdr and put...
  • Forum Thread: (redirected) Alienware R4 BIOS A11 (need A05 minimum)

    Hi, I try to upgrade my BIOS because I have some SSD issues. I found the Alienware R4 BIOS A11 on the drivers section BUT when I try to install it, it says that I need to upgrade in A05 first. Problem, Bios A03-->A05 is no more available on the drivers section :-( Thanks in advance for your help...
  • Forum Thread: Purchased Dell Optiplex 745's,755's and 760's

    Hello Dell, I recently purchased some computers at a government auction which include Dell Optiplex 745's,755's and 760's. I have an excess of over 100 computers which I intend to fix and send to my country Zambia as part of the Charity work I do. Some of the computers are going to go to...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 2400 Motherboard replaced - now pre-bios failure?

    I just replaced the motherboard on my 2400. At Lights to the board are on but at startup there is no response from the keyboard, monitor is blank, and none of the 4 diagnostic lights on the back are illuminated. The manual says that it's a pre-bios failure. Any ideas? Thanks.
  • Forum Thread: Rebooting T7400 requires F1

    All T7400 systems at our company (some 50-100) fail to find "one or more drives during POST" and work just fine after F1 is pressed, see attached screenshot F1.png. I updated BIOS to A11 - no avail. If I disable SAS controller in BIOS, no drives are detected at all and the system becomes...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 990 SFF and NVidia Graphics

    I have a Optiplex 990 SFF that I have successfully installed an old Nvidia 9400 graphics card it. It works well, drivers, etc. One thing isn't working, however, and I'm trying to find a solution. There is no way for me to tell the BIOS that I want the nVidia card to be the primary display....
  • Forum Thread: UEFI PXE Boot Broken in OptiPlex 9010 AIO BIOS A15

    While reloading a lab, I tried to switch the OptiPlex 9010 All-In-One BIOS to use UEFI, and boot to PXE. This is for a Windows 7 load, so Secure Boot is off and Legacy Option ROMS are enabled. Legacy PXE boot is available, but not UEFI. Reverting back to A12 restored the ability to use PXE with UEFI...
  • Forum Thread: How do I set Optiplex 780 bios A09 to LBA mode?

    Hello. I'm trying to run Spinrite on this machine. I've been told that I have to run the SATA in LBA mode. I can't seem to find this in the 'Drives' area. How can I do this? Do I need to upgrade the BIOS or ? Thanks! -- Bret
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 3010 wake on mouse move

    Hello Folks, Have 3010 with latest BIOS, A12 think, updated July 2014, and win 7 pro. I would like to wake the computer from SLEEP using mouse movement only. Can't see option for wake on mouse in the BIOS setup. Can anyone help please? (The computer wakes up from SLEEP when a key is pressed or...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Optiplex 9020 boot issue

    I have a brand new Optiplex 9020 SFF with the same issue. The first time the PC is booted the Dell splash screen displays briefly but then there is just a blinking cursor in the top left corner of the screen. I have left the PC in this state for ~10mins but it doesn't change. You have to power it...
  • Forum Thread: Keyboard Failure Bios won't boot if keyboard plugged in

    I have an Inspiron 660s and just recently it started giving me issues. It wouldnt load the bios. It would stay on the loading screen and freeze. After some tinkering I found out it had something to do with the Keyboard. when i removed the USB from the keyboard the bios would read "keyboard failure"...
  • Forum Thread: Navigating BIOS T3500 bios A17

    I just got a T3500 as an extra computer and have been configuring it. BUT now I've run into a problem. I can't navigate the bios to change the settings. I can scroll up and down the left pane and choose what I want to change but I can't change anything to the right... I have a mouse pointer...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 620 Motherboard BIOS needs service tag

    The motherboard on my Dell Inspiron 620 died after losing power during a storm and I replaced it with a new one that I purchased on eBay. Everything works fine now (although my Windows 8 and Office 2010 will need to be re-registered) but the service tag does not show up in the BIOS and I am afraid this...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Inspiron 620 Motherboard BIOS needs service tag

    Thank you for the response, but I need instructions on how to edit the unselectable BIOS settings. The Asset ID an service tag are not selectable in the BIOS and there is no single key that works to make them selectable. Perhaps there is some magic key combination?
  • Forum Thread: Studio XPS 9100 BIOS update of 7/3/2014

    I've been having ongoing stability problems with my Studio XPS 9100 Windows 764. Based on information for my system (Service Tag < ADMIN NOTE : Service tag removed as per privacy policy> ) found on the following page, http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS8700 Freezes

    Hi, I squashed my primary partition to free up 150GB of free space for a windows 7 dual boot installation. Restarted and windows 8.1 boots and operates as normal. I created a windows 7sp1 boot usb stick using Rufus ( http://rufus.akeo.ie/ ) so I could create a dual boot of windows 7 and windows...
  • Forum Thread: Is there any simple way to recover from a failed BIOS Update?

    I have a Dell XPS One 2710 and I was installing an available BIOS update hoping that it would fix an issue I had been having with random BSODs. Have you guessed what happened yet? Yes it BSODed in the middle of the BIOS update process. The unit rebooted and now it just sits there with a blank screen...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Optiplex 740 MiniTower - Only Operating in SATA 150 instead of 300, also no AHCI option in BIOS

    Hi, I've noticed when using hard drive diagnostic tools that all my hard drives are only running at SATA 150 instead of SATA 300 as I believe they should with the motherboard. The hard drives are SATA 600 capable. I'm not sure if this is related but in the BIOS settings there is only an option...