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  • 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...
  • Forum Thread: Trouble shooting windows 8 AHCI mode bios glitch dell dimension 9200c (for SSDs)

    First off I do not know why this happens but it does me and my bother both have this computer and I have found a fix for this it should work with xps 210 as well Okay so for people who will be wanting to activate AHCI and do a clean install of windows 8 there is a glitch in the bios I found that if you...
  • Forum Thread: Locked MB BIOS ??

    Hey folks so I was gonna buy amd r7 265 card and I asked some folks if it will fit my case and .... ya it will but there is 1 possibly issue the guy who told bout it has lot of expertise anyway ill paste wat he said : the only possible issue I can see is that sometimes dell (and other OEMs) like to lock...
  • Forum Thread: UEFI BIOS / boot Problem On Precision T3610

    I am having a problem with the UEFI BIOS and booting. On my T3610, my goal is to run hardware encryption on a Samsung 840 EVO SSD using DDPE or SecureDoc. I haven't decided which yet. The original machine came with a 2GB hard drive with Win8Pro64 installed. I did the free upgrade to 8.1 without any...
  • Forum Thread: Bad BIOS upgrade

    Hey, I have a Dell Inspiron 2020. The DELL website suggested a BIOS update. While the BIOS was updating, the system froze and was like that for an hour or so. After that it suddenly died. I haven't been able to turn on the machine since. The power LED blinks and then goes out. The screen is completely...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 390 DT, Palit NVidia Geforce 210 is not detected in the PCI slot (as indicated in the BIOS)?

    Hello sirs! I'd like to know why the graphics card isn't being detected in my PC. The graphics card is 64 bit 1024 MB sDDR3 And the CPU has intel I3, 6gb ram - Installed the gpu - boot windows under built in graphics - driver installation fails from both the cd and the latest...
  • Forum Thread: BIOS not detecting any booting devices

    Hello. I recently got an old Dell computer from a friend. It has windows xp on it and boots just fine. I decided to try and install Ubuntu on it. First I shoved a Ubuntu cd in to the upper disk tray, but when I tried to select it in the BIOS it didn't show up. I only have a hard drive in the...
  • Forum Thread: Precision 690 A01 Bios not downgrading

    Hello, i am in the hands of a Dell Precision 690, with all the normal stuff (including a duel core) which i want to change, i understanded there is a bypass for the DT029 motherboard not being compatiblewith quad cores if you downgrade your bios to A01, i have tried so mainy ways to do this, booting...
  • Forum Thread: I have to unplug my desk top or a few minutes before starting up computer in order to use it.

    Hi, recently i was downloading a BIOS update that had failed on my Dell optiplex small form factor, WIN 7 64 bit desktop. After removing the motherboard battery, changing bios sata operations to AHCI. I was able to get to my user profiles. Now everything i shutdown/restart, the monitor goes off with...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Bios upgrade failed, now computer will not start.

    I was downloading drivers on my dell opitplex 780. I decided to upgrade my bios from A08 to A15, since it was the only bios update. When i accepted the update to restart and begin the flash, the screen would not turn on and the desktop stayed powered on for an hour before i unplugged it. After that every...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 760 USFF - Bios problem.

    Thank you very much in advance for the help, I just bought an used optiplex 760 usff from ebay without OS, I was trying to install XP but I i'm getting the 0x0000007b Error , that is related with the BIOS settting "SATA 0 must be on, SATA operations must be changed from AHCI to ATA, and under...
  • Forum Thread: 570 desktop No bootable device

    I have looked everywhere and seen this issue but no real solutions. This is a Dell inspiron 570 running Windows 7 and a Seagate Hard drive Here is the error: "No bootable devices available strike f1 to retry boot. SATA 0 : Installed SATA 1 - Installed. SATA 2 - NONE SATA 3 - NONE The system will...