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Dell XPS 15 (9550) – UEFI BIOS – BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings

Q: Dell XPS 15 (9550) – UEFI BIOS – BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings

Hello,
When I press Restore Settings button in BIOS setting (through F2 when Dell logo is displayed at booting) then the dialog with two options is shown:

BIOS Defaults
Factory Settings

What is the difference about these two options (BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings) please?
Thank you.

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Why is the XPS 9550 POST speed so slow. The amount of time it takes from when you press the power button to when it starts Windows is about 5-7 seconds. This slows the startup time of the laptop significantly! With an SSD a cheaper Acer computer beats this computer to POST by about 3-5 seconds. It takes the Acer about 2 seconds to start booting Windows. I am on the latest BIOS/UEFI as of 24/04/2016 which is 01.02.00. I suspect this could be something to do with fast booting! Please fix this as it would be amazing to have a faster booting computer!

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After change boot value to UEFI, notebook freeze after display logo DELL, after press F2 or F12 display yellow text only and freeze.

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Hello everyone,at dell support site the UEFI version 1.2.25 is listed.This version does not have the bugfix microcodes for the skylake processor.When does dell bring an UEFI update with bugfix microcodes for skylake processor?https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/06/skylake-kaby-lake-chips-have-a-crash-bug-with-hyperthreading-enabled/

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Hi Guys
I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped.
I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just about all the F combinations and nothing works, I have two SSD drives one with Win7 Pro and one with Win10 Pro (not connected at the same time) and neither of them will boot up.
I have tried changing the jumper pins from 1 and 2 to 2 and 3 for 10 sec to clear the RTC Ram in CMOS then returned then to 1 and 2 and tried rebooting...no change so i removed the battery and repeated the jumper pin swap then reinstalled the battery and still no change, cannot get passed press DEL or F2 to access the BIOS settings.
I even downloaded the latest BIOS and updater as shown and put them on a USB flash drive together and tried the Macrium Rescue disk, and still nothing happened and it will not open the BIOS maybe i got it all wrong ?
I was hoping someone here might know how to put it right, i am out of idea's and any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 ATX Motherboard
Memory G.Skill 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9 1600MHz
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" 7mm SSD SATA3 530/130 x2 = 1 Win7 and 1 Win10
Storage Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 3.5" 2TB 64MB 7200RPM
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Hello and thanks for your help in advance.  Was hoping someone could provide me the original BIOS settings for all the drive partitions and settings including weather it should be set to RAID or AHCI.  Support had me do an update and it has hosed all the settings for the partitions etc. They do not know what the original SHIPPED settings should be.  Screen prints would be great if you could provide them.
Thanks Again

A:XPS 15 9550 BIOS Settings

Hi, 
Please PM us your email address to send the screenshots of BIOS settings.
Regards

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On the the newer Dell Dimensions how do you set the BIOS to defaults - - no visible option
seems to be given...

I am talking about the type of BIOS where there is just one page of information and the screen is grey instead of the usual black...
 

A:Dell Dimension: Resetting the BIOS to defaults

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I can't see UEFI BIOS Firmware settings in Windows 8.1 repair Troubleshoot section.

A:UEFI BIOS Firmware settings

How to access UEFI Firmware settings on Windows 8.1

Its not available in my system.

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Hello,

I am really confused on what settings are required in the UEFI Bios to run recovery USB/ disks or Linux live CDs.
It all used to be so simple. The manufacturer helpdesk seems unaware that it supplies UEFI systems - so I am working blind. Have tried boot CDs and USBs but all have booted straight into Windows to date.
Perhaps there is a basic guide but I have not found one yet.
I don't wish to change settings I have no understanding of.

I have a Medion /Lenovo desktop with an AMI UEFI Bios (12 July 2012) and Aptio Setup.

The following seem relevant are supplied as enabled in "Bios":

Intel Rapid Startup Technology
Quiet Boot
Boot Select Mode [UEFI]
UEFI Hard Disk BBS Priorities - Boot Option #1 - Windows Boot Manager
Secure Boot - Secure Boot Mode [Standard]

What do these all mean and what effect do they have on how Windows 8 runs and how boot drives run?

A:UEFI Bios Settings for Windows 8

To boot a DVD/CD/USB drive, the bootable software DVD/CD/USB disc need have full supports Windows 8, UEFI, GPT & Secure Boot & signed by Microsoft.

Boot the disc in UEFI mode from the One Time Boot Menu, check your manual for the F? key.

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Today I installed the BIOS and number of drivers updates - I didn't experienced before the screen flickering at low brightness but now it's non stop if I'm on power or if on battery. Something that apparently this BIOS have fixed - any suggestions?

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Has anyone had issues with the BIOS 1.2.25 update with the XPS 15?  It "bricked" my laptop, although as it turns out, all it did was orphan/remove the Windows Boot option from the BIOS.  Adding it back in and moving it to first in the boot list fixed the issue (although I wasted 3 hours on the phone with Dell "Premium" Support, and they never mentioned this as an option). 
My other question is whether there should be any arguments following the UEFI \efi\boot\bootx64.efi file in the BIOS, or if only that is needed as the argument in the BIOS?  I do not have a reference point (of course) and searching on-line only found that file for the UEFI boot, but no additional arguments.  The machine is running Windows 10 Pro.

Thanks,

Mark

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When I double click on XPS_9550_1.3.0.exe nothing happen. 

A:My Dell XPS 15 9550 can not install bios 1.3.0

Have you already tried redownloading the file and/or restarting the PC?

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This is my first post and attaching files for most recent BSOD. I installed the latest BIOS for this system (5 month old XPS 955). This machine has had the SSD replaced TWICE, the System Board replaced once, TWO trips back to TX for repair. Untold hours working with Dell Tech Support. All of this to no avail. The BSOD come at about 2 a day AT LEAST. Most recent was about 8 hours after the latest BIOS was installed.

Any help would be appreciated. Any suggestions on how to get Dell to replace this machine (it has been unusable for about 4 of the 5 months I have had it).

Thanks

OAG

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I habe a dell XPS 15 9550 and after installing kubuntu as a dual Boot System, i Got this issue. Nowak i habe to do the following Workaround everytime i use my notebook.

Start the notebook via Powerbutto
Hitting the F2-Key like i was fighting an endboos.
Seeing the BIOS menu in just a 2 - 3 inch hight line.
Pressing "ESC" to Restaurant the System without doing an changes.
The System starts totally normal
I also upgraded my ram to 32GB, buhlt in a 512 GB nvme pci-ssd from Samsung and a 512 GB normal ssd from Samsung. And I also changed to AHCI in BIOS.
Any sugesstions?

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So I have a 100-15iby that's out of warranty, so I decided to try Linux on it (works great, unless you leave it doing a distro upgrade overnight and a power outage happens and the battery dies, requiring a reinstall) So I go to re-install and I try and boot from the USB, and it says "Boot from USB <Verbatim Store-N-Go> has failed".  This raised an eyebrow, and I thought it might be a bad thumb stick, so I try another, a Kingston drive. I load up the boot menu and the option for USB says "EFI USB <Verbatim Store-N-Go>", which is weird because any other time I've tried to boot from this Kingston drive it said the name of the Drive next to the USB option. Tried to boot using Legacy mode, but that only brought up the UEFI boot menu, it was at this time that I noticed that the UEFI Bios isn't saving settings.  So I take the laptop apart, pop the CMOS battery out, hold the power button for 15 sec to hard-reset, then power on/off for good measure, put the battery back in, closed the laptop up and powered it back on. And the Settings were still there! GRRRR... It still boots into Windows fine, so I know the laptop is working, so at this point I'm thinking the CMOS battery is dead (which if this was the case, I should have been able to clear the settings, but no dice), or there's something wrong with the Bios or Mobo. I can't revert the Bios because the setting for allowing a reversion is disabled and can't be enabled to al... Read more

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help! Sorry Wrong Thread, how do i change?

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help!

A:Update BIOS settings LEGACY to UEFI (ThinkCentre M...

What version of BIOS are on?   Are all the computers on the same? 

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I have a Yoga 3 14 running Windows 10.  When I try to restart into EUFI Settings (following instructions http://zd.net/2fK7Zjw), machine boots up to a blank screen.  Computer is seemingly on (eg: cap lock button light and screen backlighting turn on and off), but nothing is visible on screen.  Powering off and on restarts computers successfully back to windows. Thanks for your help!

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I see that some people have problems booting system after upgrade so I want to know before I will do update if this update will impact my work or not.

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For some reason I get a screen flicker that is noticeable and irritating. It happens with every BIOS after 1.2.00. Not sure why, but if I want to get rid of screen flicker I have to back to BIOS 1.2.00. Has anyone else experienced this problem and/or found a fix? I think it is rather unacceptable for a $2,200 laptop with a 4K screen to have screen flicker issues and for it to continue to be a problem with the last three BIOS releases.

A:Dell XPS 15 9550 Screen Flicker BIOS

Hi JPlugaru,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Please run the LCD BIST and check if the issue is replicated on this test:
http://dell.to/2eAaCRn
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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Hello, I am not able to alter any variable (except Date) or boot from USB. Firmware update also not working. Disabling Secure Boot, Reset to Setup mode, Restore Factory keys or restore to factory defaults show no effect (after reboot settings are the same, efi dbx database still filled up). Tried also Windows EasyUEFI and Ubuntu efibootmgr.What is the correct solution to install and activate the EFI shell? In my opinion the EFI NVRAM is full or defect and the bos not able to handle it correctly or provide a solution for cleanup/fix.Any ideas? Best regardsPeter PS: would it work to Flash the SPI IC on the board in place without desoldering with my Miniprog?I can live with the situation but it is highly uncomfortable not being able to boot from USB stick. 

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Hi. I got my hands on an Ideapad Z710 with a broken LCD screen. 1. Does anybody know how to display the boot process on an external screen?2. Is it possible to find some documentation or manual over the UEFI/BIOS menues?  Best RegardsMats

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I just updated the BIOS for this laptop last night, the toushscreen stopped. working. I seem to remember that in the BIOS the toushcreen would show up under System Information. It is not showing up now. Do I also need to run the Touch Firmware Update Utility?

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This issue refers to a Dell XPS 15 9550 the configuration of which is listed at the end.
I am attempting to run a user application but experience display and control issues.
Another user of this application on a Dell XPS 15 9560 has resolved the issue by upgrading to BIOS Version 1.6.2, release date 11/12/17, filename XPS_15_9560_1.6.2.exe. The latest BIOS release for the 9550 appears to be version 1.3.0 but this does not resolve the  issue.
Does anyone know:

What was included in the update that might have fixed the issue.
Whether a corresponding update is going to be ported to a 9550 BIOS and if so when.
Whether version 1.6.2 is OK to apply to a 9550 (I suspect not)

Thanks

A:Dell XPS 15 9550 BIOS Upgrade Information Request

1.  Whatever release notes there are will show up on the web page with the download.
2.  Unlikely - the 9550 is an end of life system.
3.  No way - DO NOT force-flash the 9560 onto a 9550 system.   You'll wind up with a dead mainboard.
If the problem you're having affects just one application, you'd do better to check with its publisher -- chances are it's the application that needs an update -- not the system.

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Hello,
Few weeks ago bought new dell xps 9550 4k model i7 512 Toshiba ssd model.
Unsatisfied with boot time - about 23 seconds to boot windows 10.
Bios boot time in task manager shows 12,3 seconds - it is unacceptable for such expensive computer with newest hardware. My old inspiron with windows 7 boots faster and has bios boot time about 1-2 seconds.
Clean install win 10, bios newest version 1.2 and newest drivers.
My boot looks like this:
also I found a video there xps 13 boots very fast:

Searched all forums - no solution.
So maybe Dell engineers know what is the problem here and how to fix it?

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When will Dell enable Intel Speed Shift via a BIOS update? All the BIOS update requires is requires is writing 1 to MSR 0x770!
Speed Shift was fully supported by Intel and Microsoft in 2015 (1 year ago!). It makes the CPU much more responsive (particularly in gaming and real-time tasks) and costs nothing.
In the meantime, anyone can run software manually to enable Speed Shift but you need to relaunch the software every time your computer sleeps or turns off, so that is inconvenient. But the boost in performance is worth the effort.
I have manually enabled SpeedShift via software such as ThrottleStop or just writing 1 to MSR 0x770.
Dell - can you get Speed Shift into the next BIOS revision?!?!

A:XPS 9550 Speed Shift - when will Dell enable via BIOS update?

Such a shame that a premium workstation doesn't even use some basic skylake features. Dell please fix this.

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Hi! :-)
On an A12 BIOS on my E7250, UEFI PXE booting doesn't appear in one-time boot menu and BIOS configuration (of course UEFI Network Stack and NIC w/PXE boot is enabled).After downgrading BIOS to A00, it magically comes back, but after updating back to A12 - it's gone again.
I've also tried A08, no option in here, so it was probably broken before.Legacy NIC boot works nicely and flawlessly.
Are there any Dell guys out here who could forward it to BIOS development team?

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Please, does anyone know how to get the original Bios settings back, as since this has happened the PC runs very slow and CD rom drive and floppy drive no longer work.

Please help!

Thanks
 

A:Accidently defaulted BIOs to factory settings

Tap f2 when u restart the computer at the first screen and then make sure that capslock scroll lock and caps lock are on and then press alt+E and alt+f and esc it will show u save changes and exit select yes and hit enter thats it...........
 

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Hi,
I recently update my bios to the latest 1.4.0 version. Now after entering sleep mode (due to closing the lid) and resuming my disk (/home) is not populated correctly. I'm using linux debian 9.
I use an internal nvme flash disk as root filesystem w/o HW encryption security and that disk is resumed ok. On a secondairy ssd disk using hw encryption as which serves are my home partition, after bios update this partition is not resumed correctly. The disk is there but the encryption password is not set so the disk will not work. After reboot and typing the password the disk is usable again.
On the previous bios 1.2.14 this setup was working fine, when upgraded to 1.4.0 this started to fail.
In the release notes of 1.4.0 there are bugs fixed with password security for encrypted disk so I assume this is why behavior has changed, but this introduces bugs on my system. Is there anyway to fix this? or a newer version of the Bios available?

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===========DELL BIOS==============
In many situation, i have to boot to WinPE in uefi mode with legacy support to repair something
i would like to see the uefi boot line in this picture
but when i create a usb boot with a hiden fat32 partition in my usb, i cant see this line? what wrong with my usbi have try to setup MBR and PBR by bootice but nothing change
can someone teach me how to create 2 hiden fat32 partition to boot in this caseaddition
in legacy mode, i use plop boot manager so i can choose with partition to boot but in uefi i cant do this
i want my laptop can automatically recognize my fat32 partition
thanks

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===========DELL BIOS==============
In many situation, i have to boot to WinPE in uefi mode with legacy support to repair something
i would like to see the uefi boot line in this picture
but when i create a usb boot with a hiden fat32 partition in my usb, i cant see this line? what wrong with my usbi have try to setup MBR and PBR by bootice but nothing change
can someone teach me how to create 2 hiden fat32 partition to boot in this caseaddition
in legacy mode, i use plop boot manager so i can choose with partition to boot but in uefi i cant do this
i want my laptop can automatically recognize my fat32 partition
thanks

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So, I got a Inspiron 3537 i5. Nice laptop for it's price. Downloaded all the manuals, made my recovery DVDs. All was well in my world.
First thing I noticed is that there is no info in the manuals for tweaking the BIOS and since it is my first experience with a UEFI bios I was a bit disappointed. Is there a manual available for it?
Next I upgraded ATI Drivers to 13.12. I am an old user who always knew that updates were usually a good thing to do. Got in the same problem as many others with PC screen not waking up from sleep.
Thought I would do a recovery from the disk, but after trying various combinations (Ctl+F11, F8, F12 etc) I couldn't find a way to boot in the Recovery console. I did the recovery from my DVD and the laptop works fine.
Does anybody know how to add in UEFI bios a boot option to the Recovery partition? I undersstand that I have to create a new boot option using "Add boot option" and the two options available are to boot to the 1st (windows EFI) or 2nd (recovery partition), but the path for the recovery efi file to be loaded is unknown (+ you can't have access to the recovery partition to see the contents of it from windows). Any suggestions?

A:Inspiron 3537: Boot to Dell recovery UEFI Bios

Still haven't found a bios manual, but anyway. I found a combination of drivers for graphics that does work and allows sleep function without a glitch.
amd-catalyst-15.7-without-dotnet45-win8.1-64bit
Intel_Iris_15.36.21.64.4222
Uninstalled amd (complete), reboot, intall iris, reboot, install latest amd. Ati probably fixed the issue that did not allow wake from sleep. I downloaded them using amdautodetect utility and intel driver update utility.

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Hello my friends ! A time ago i bouhgt two Lenovo ideapad 100 14 IBY (FreeDos Version) and install Windows 10 on it with UEFI and GPT Partition Table. All works fine until i want to play around with Linux and install UBUNTU Mate in UEFI on one of them. The install was easy but the Performance on Ubuntu with Bay Trail and the don't working Bluetooth was a reason to switch back to Windows 10. After that the Problem beginns. The Bios don't let me save changes anymore (only time and date !). There was no UEFI ESP and GPT Support since i install UBUNTU and the Bios Menu looks like that:Bios Entries on a blank DiskBootingThe Disk is Blank there is no ubuntu on there (Don't know waht the EFI Entries are no Hardware is connected). And when I boot also go to Network Boot there.(No Matter a USB Stick is connected). So what i did: # I Dismantle it and disconnect Battery and Cell and wait half an hour. # Nothing changes !# I change the HDD. # Nothing changes !# Reflash the BIOS by edit the plattform.ini - CheckByBios=1 - Error Cannot mount EFI Partition. # Nothing changes !# Install Windows 10 - Make mbr2gpt.exe and bcdedit and bootrec. # Nothing changes ! I can install and run Windows 10 in MBR and BIOS Mode on it. But no USB Stick was displayed in Boot Menu. So now Iam on my Limit and the Question is there a way to put UEFI and GPT back on it or does the BIOS locked in this State. For me UEFI is MALEWARE so why can a simple UBUNTU damaged my BIOS and ... Read more

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Hi There,

I just built a desktop with a sabertooth x79 motherboard, and am running Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit. When I click the UEFI BIOS Firmware live tile via the change PC settings>update and recovery>recovery>etc. my computer reboots normally to Windows and will not open BIOS. I have tried accessing it using the delete and f2 keys, but this does nothing either.

Any ideas? I am up to date in terms of my BIOS, and am definitely running UEFI and not legacy.

Thank you so much.

A:UEFI BIOS firmware restart doesn't boot to BIOS

Motherboards - SABERTOOTH X79







Originally Posted by ASUS

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I'm new to UEFI and after a failed BIOS update, I removed and completely reformatted the HDD on another machine, wiping out the UEFI partition. So now I cannot load Dell Recovery to re-flash/repair the BIOS.
I have completed all the steps for notebook computers as suggested on Dell Support here: BIOS Recovery 2 options on a Dell PC or Tablet (http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/4/SLN300716/en)
I formatted a bootable external USB key with a copy of the BIOS package properly renamed as instructed. However, when I use the CTRL + Esc key combination and power up the computer, the system does not boot to Dell Recovery, but instead the power LED flashes a 3,3 code (3 amber flashes, 3 white flashes) which indicates "Recovery Image Not Found" according to the Dell Knowledge Base. I presume this code is given because it cannot find the Dell Recovery application since it (as well as the entire UEFI partition) is now gone after I reformatted the HDD.
So, I know what the problem is, I just don't know what to do at this point to fix it.
Any suggestions are appreciated.

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After upgrading to version 2.4.2 of the BIOS for Dell XPS 13 9360, I can no longer PXE Boot...the UEFI Network Stack no longer shows IPV4/IPV6 options in the boot menu, or the BIOS settings.
I compared the BIOS setting for setting with another unit that has version 1.3.7 and they are identical.
I'm using a USB-C Ethernet adapter (DELL p/n 96NP5) and a USB-C Docking Dongle (DELL p/n DA200), and neither of them work with this BIOS revision.
There doesn't appear to be a supported downgrade path from this BIOS version either (I've attempted 2.3.1, 2.2.1 and 2.1.1 and even though I have the BIOS downgrade option set in the BIOS, these versions halt stating that it is unsupported.  So I'm not sure what to do to resolve this issue. 
I called support, but the agent was asking me a bunch of Windows driver questions....even though this is prior to booting into Windows so I'm unsure why that is relevant.  She eventually put me on hold and the call disconnected after 10 minutes.  I've contacted my enterprise salesperson who can hopefully put me in contact with someone higher up, but if anyone here on the forums has any suggestions, please let me know.
Thanks!

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I'm new to UEFI and after a failed BIOS update, I removed and completely reformatted the HDD on another machine, wiping out the UEFI partition. So now I cannot load Dell Recovery to re-flash/repair the BIOS.
I have completed all the steps for notebook computers as suggested on Dell Support here: BIOS Recovery 2 options on a Dell PC or Tablet (http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/4/SLN300716/en)
I formatted a bootable external USB key with a copy of the BIOS package properly renamed as instructed. However, when I use the CTRL + Esc key combination and power up the computer, the system does not boot to Dell Recovery, but instead the power LED flashes a 3,3 code (3 amber flashes, 3 white flashes) which indicates "Recovery Image Not Found" according to the Dell Knowledge Base. I presume this code is given because it cannot find the Dell Recovery application since it (as well as the entire UEFI partition) is now gone after I reformatted the HDD.
So, I know what the problem is, I just don't know what to do at this point to fix it.
Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Hello,
Computer is Dell XPS 8910. Came pre-loaded with Windows 10 on 1TB HDD.
Added Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD.
Used Acronis True Image 2014 and followed defaults to clone HDD to SSD.
System won't boot from SSD.
Changed BIOS/UEFI settings so that only one "Windows Managed Drive" was enabled. System would not boot from SSD. Shows "No bootable devices" error message. Re-enabled second "Windows Managed Drive" and was able to boot back into HDD.
When booted to HDD, I am able to folders/files on SSD.
BIOS/UEFI is currently set to RAID (vs AHCI). Does this make a difference? If yes, why?
Source drive is very likely GPT partition. Would I need to convert to MBR on the SSD?

A:Issues migrating Windows 10 from HDD to SSD on Dell XPS 8910 (BIOS/UEFI currently w/ RAID)

TrueImage 2014 does not support Windows 10 -- you need True Image 2016 or newer.
Turn OFF secure boot before cloning with TI 2016 and make sure the first boot after cloning is with the SSD ONLY (disconnect the hard drive from the system).  Once that's done, you can reconnect the hard drive and use it as you wish.  You may wish to change to AHCI mode from RAID before cloning -- see here:
triplescomputers.com/.../

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I was told the 660 standard case would support the 4 gig card if:  "PCIe slot is rated to supply at least 60w of power" Does it?
Also, we have 2 gigs video ram on our system but only 32 megs are accessible. I have tried repeatedly to get into the BIOS at reboot with no luck. Not del, f12 or f2 work to get me into the BIOS to allocate more video ram. Any suggestions?
Here is a link to the card (EVGA GeForce GT 730, 04G-P3-3739-KR, 4GB GDDR5, Single Slot) I would like to upgrade to:
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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Hello.

So i was browsing for 7 days, i'm currently using my home made computer due to the problem with my Dell.

well at first everything was working like a charm, i installed the DVD-Writer and put it in Slave mode.

that day, when i wanted to install Vista on it, i tried to make the DVD-Writer as a primary drive, when i entered the BIOS, everything was alright but when i tried to change anything it tell me that the SETUP is locked, there is no password at all, its just this Factory password, so i tried to remove the Battery like has been suggested everywhere, but unfortunately XP isn't working at all, neither from the safe mode, all i get is that windows cannot start probably. tried to enter the BIOS, the date is back to 2005, and the factory password was still on, and the setup is locked.

now, i think my problem is in the BIOS, i need to put my dvd-writer as primary, but i need the Master Password.

I tried to contact Dell but they needed some details that i don't have, its just they are asking too much and i just have few info. and above all, i don't have a fax machine.

so any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Dell Precision 370 Workstation BIOS Factory Locked

What happens when you change the jumpers on the drives from cable select to jumper them as master and slaves?
These are normal settings for networked machines and servers. Who setup your system?
 

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