My inspiron 9300 came with xp home edition but i just did a fresh install with xp professional. After the format and the install i started loading the drivers but i wasnt aware that i had to do it in a specific order. I did a few then i did the bios update from A03 to A05 and rebooted. Now i have a black screen with nothing, not even a cursor at the top of the screen and it will shut off soon after i start. I was reading around and found that the bios update was for xp media or xp home. I now regret waiting for the right xp boot disk. Any way to fix my messups?
I don't know whether the black screen is because of bad driver loading or the BIOS update. Try booting off your OS CD and do a reinstall of the OS. Then install the drivers in the correct order. If all this goes well, you should be out of the woods. If the BIOS got corrupted during the BIOS upgrade, only a new motherboard can fix that problem.
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Is there a way to boot off the disk without going into the bios to select boot from disk? I cant do anything really, nothing at all comes on the screen.
Is it possible to mayble flash the bios back to A03 with it hooked up to another computer?