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  • Forum Thread: Dell Precision M6800: stuck to PXE boot, can't access BIOS

    Hello, I have this problem : link What happen : when i boot my computer, the computer try to boot into PXE mode which doesn't work, when i try to access bios, i cant, because PXE show up first. I can see on the screen : "Initializing Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.5.38.01 PXE 2.1 Build...
  • 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...
  • Forum Thread: BIOS upgrade failed in middle - computer won't boot - how do i restore old BIOS?

    i was upgrading drivers on a Studio XPS 13 laptop. i saw the bios had an upgrade available and downloaded it. i started to install it. It got to the last step and hung. i let it sit for an hour. it never finished. How can I restore the old bios to boot up the computer? Thanks! Your help is deeply...
  • Forum Thread: Latitude E6500 BIOS authentication problem

    hi, My E6500 shows an error on boot up. I am not able to enter the computer without entering a password. Below the error message This computer system, #CWJ964J-2A7B, Is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password Can I somehow...
  • Forum Thread: How can I change the boot order in BIOS version A07?

    Hello, I have dell laptop inspiron 15R I could not find "boot order" in section "BOOT" in BIOS And when the laptop start and I hold in F12 to change the boot order , I could not find CD from the list , only My harddisk and 2 options about LAN Any help please? Thanks in ...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 7000 (7737) problem booting from USB and with BIOS setup

    Hello I am the owner of a new Dell laptop inspiron 17 7000 (7737) with Win8 installed, ourchased in the UK. Unfortunately I do not manage to start the computer from an external USB key, nor to access the BIOS from the POST screen. I have upgraded the BIOS to the latest version (A07) however I still...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1440 OS Installation Problem

    Hi everyone! I'm having problems with my Dell Inspiron 1440. It used to be working with a windows 7 OS until I decided to reformat the HDD to clean everything in it. But, sadly when I reformatted it nothing seems to be working as it's showing that there is something wrong the the hard drive...
  • Forum Thread: Dell xps 13 Bios settings problem

    Hello, I got Dell xps 13 and I wanted to change Fn keys function, so I went to bios but I`ve just seen that maybe 90% of settings are kind a locked. Checked security section It`s shows that there are now password? Please help to sort this problem out. Thank you
  • 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...
  • Forum Thread: USB boot setup in Bios

    Dell XPS12 (No internal CD/DVD drive) Am trying to backup my Primary SSD to an external SSD. Have not been able to succesfsully configure the BIOS to allow a boot from a bootable USB pen drive. Can anyone provide detailed steps on how to setup to boot up from the USB pen drive? Thanks Ron
  • Forum Thread: Dell Latitude E5440: stuck to PXE boot, can't access BIOS

    Hello, So, I've just received my Dell Latitude E5440 this morning... it was preinstalled with Ubuntu, but I wasn't satisfied with the way the disk was partitionned, and I wanted to install an other distribution anyway. So, I've used Gparted and I created my partitions the way I wanted...
  • Forum Thread: xps l521x slow msata port?

    So other than the obvious wifi and overheating issues with this laptop, I may have another issue and am reaching out to all the xps 15 (l521x) with an msata ssd as their boot os owners. I purchased an adata xpg sx301 256g msata, its transfer speed should be near the 550MB. im using it as my os boot location...
  • Forum Thread: cannot charge battery as 'not recognised' after installing new mobo

    I need some assistance. My wife has an Inspiron Mini 10 which I damaged seeing if I could upgrade the RAM. So I bought another mobo and fitted it in, plugged it in and turned it on. After so long we were told that the battery was running low and wouldn't charge. After it shut down we got the OLOD...
  • Forum Thread: Can't see my hard drives

    Can someone help me with a problem...apologies for responding to an incorrect thread... I have an m6500 3 hd configuration and recently I am unable to boot from my primary and secondary HDs. The system complains that it cannot find the hard disk and I should reseat it and try again. I have have done...
  • Forum Thread: Creating Recovery Disk Manually

    Hi, I am presently not able to boot into windows on my Dell XPS 15 laptop. I have the recovery partition inaccessible(I pressed F8 and it didnt work). So I have copied all the files on my recovery partition into my external hard disk. My question is how to create a recovery disk manually(ie how to...
  • Forum Thread: Blocked BIOS in Dell Inspiron 700m

    Hello, I have a little question. Could you please tell me where can I find 24co2 chip on system board of the dell inspiron 700m? Somehow the BIOS has been blocekd . When I run the laptop I can see a white inscription "Enter Password" on the blue background. After typing wrong passwords three...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 14z (N411z) cannot boot into windows with locked BIOS (after accidental water spillage on laptop keyboard)

    5/21 (afternoon) spilled water on laptop, after 30 seconds, screen blacked out, unplugged power source (battery was not attached at that time). dried water using cloth first, and then alternating with hairdryer and electric fan. tried to open the laptop twice during the drying process to check if laptop...
  • Forum Thread: Ignore initialization of external devices on boot (BIOS Inspiron 1545)

    Hi, Anyone know where I can set an option to disable the "scanning" of my external hard drive on booting ? There's my problem : I have an external hard drive (of 3Tb). I start my computer and Dell's splash screen last ~3 seconds or so (that's normal). Then, it goes...
  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 not booting after instralling Dell XPS L421X System BIOS successfully

    I have a Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook with Intel i7 core, 8 gb RAM and i installed the System BIOS for my laptop from the Dell website, under "Drivers & Downloads" after typing my service tag. So im sure it was for my laptop and it downloaded and installed properly. But after the installation...
  • Forum Thread: startup problems (bios popup)

    i recently found this error message when i switched on my laptop **** MANUFACTURING MODE: LEVEL [1 ] **** Press Fn-X to return the system to normal running mode. and the black screen remains the same even after 20minutes so i restarted, the same problem came again could i know what problem...
  • Forum Reply: Re: New Windows install Latitude E4310 error: windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware.

    I will try this solution in this post: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466753 This error can occur when you try to install Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 on a system if the following situation is true on your PC: You are installing by using Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM media...
  • Forum Thread: Media Test Failure, Can't Boot

    "BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable" The way to fix bootmgr is to do start up repair but how do I run start up repair if it won't boot from anything? And I can't find an option in bios to disable the hard drive...
  • Forum Thread: GPT Bootable Bios/Optimus Switch Are Necessary For L502x/L702x

    I am having trouble about booting GPT partition. I use both linux and windows. I prefer booting from GPT. I have seen new bios and flashed my bios to A06 with a big hope but It was a big big disappointment. I stuck with four primary partition. Still I can't boot a GPT disk with my XPS L502x also...
  • Forum Thread: Problems with Dell Inspirin 17R SE (7720)

    I purchased this laptop six months ago and I am pretty pleased with the value, but I have had some problems with it. My biggest problem seems to have something to do with the power supply. About 8/10 startups, the laptop starts up, passes bios and the windows loading icon, and then diverts to a black...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS L502X Laptop Won't boot to desktop?

    I was watching a Youtube video when the BSOD suddenly came up. I pressed the power button on my laptop to turn it off. I then pressed the power button again in order to turn on my computer. The Dell logo along with the blue loading bar came up. It then went to the post screen. Immediately afterwards...