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  • Forum Thread: Dell BIOS and SD Card Boot

    I have Dell Inspiron N3010 (from 2010) with the latest BIOS A11... I have tried so much to boot from SD card (it has sdcard reader). I have never FULLY succeded. I think this is important especially for protecting computer... ( i will come to this... ) With USB sdcard adapter you can boot your sdcard...
  • Forum Thread: Dell V131 Sometimes won't boot or gives a BSOD before startup

    My wife has been having this issue for the past 4-6months. I finally got around to buying her an SSD and doing a clean install of windows thinking it was a windows issue. Now, it still does it, which means it might be a hardware issue. This is what happens. Sometimes when you try to boot the laptop...
  • Forum Thread: New XPS 14 Laptop fails to boot

    Got a new XPS 14 Laptop several weeks back and now it will not boot up past the dell screen. It then displays Checking media [Fail] Checking media_ The screen then clears and then says to press any key to reboot. I have gone into the BIOS and go into the boot tab and can't seem to find any...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Another Inspiron 17R SE Boot Problem

    Can not find solution to this wide spread problem. This is not a Windows Problem.. It is Hardware! As for Dell support.. the crazy listed solution of changing SATA back and forth is ridiculous first second the BIOS does not even support the 'Smart' option... In every case the computer is already...
  • Forum Thread: F2 key for BIOS settings menu quit working after Windows 7 upgrade

    I have an E6320 laptop, i5 processor and 3GB ram that was delivered with XP SP3 32-bit. Everything worked as expected under XP. I recently upgraded to Windows 7, and the OS, software, etc. all work fine within the Windows 7 OS environment, however, I can no longer use the F2, F8, or F12 function keys...
  • Forum Thread: Remove Ubuntu boot option from UEFi BIOS

    You should be able to do this via a Live Ubuntu CD. Install efibootmgr: sudo apt-get install efibootmgr Then add to the kernel efi support sudo modprobe efivars Then run sudo efibootmgr to check your boot entries. It will return something like this: BootCurrent: 0004 Timeout: 2 seconds BootOrder...