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Dell XPS 8700 does not post after BIOS upgrade

Q: Dell XPS 8700 does not post after BIOS upgrade

My son was planning to upgrade the GTX745 in his Dell XPS8700 to a new card. After checking online, we found that before installing the card we needed to upgrade the BIOS in the system from the current BIOS (A08) to a new BIOS (A11 for Win 10 systems). We ran the BIOS on the system from within Windows (removed all external connections except Keyboard and Mouse). The BIOS processed through the first few steps and then during the verify process the entire computer shuts down. Now, the computer will not POST at all. I will turn on and stay on for approximately 20 seconds before shutting down before starting the entire process over again. This computer has had zero issues for 2 years and now after installing Dell's BIOS upgrade the entire system is apparently fragged.
I pull the RAM out of the system and I do get an alert so at least there is some function going on. I have pulled the Nvidia card out of the system and am trying to get a signal off the onboard HDMI port. When I turn on the system I do get an acknowledgment that the monitor knows there is a source there. The monitor wakes from sleep briefly before going back into standby when it does not receive an actual signal in a timely manner
I know the chances of there being any fixes are slim but I thought I would check with the community and see if anyone has suggestions. I called Dell for kicks and after dealing with someone halfway around the world who obviously had no clue on how to help me, Dell told me the system was out of warranty but they would happily sell me a motherboard.
Thanks in advance to any help anyone is able to provide.

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A: Dell XPS 8700 does not post after BIOS upgrade

Try clearing BIOS:

Power off and unplug
Press/hold power button for ~15 sec
Open case and remove motherboard battery
Press/hold power button for ~30 sec
Put everything back the way it was originally: reinstall OLD video card and reinstall all RAM
Check all cables and connections to make sure you didn't accidentally dislodge something when you removed the video card
Reinstall motherboard battery (right-side-up!) - good time for fresh CR2032 battery, ~$2 at discount stores
Close up and see if it boots with only mouse, monitor (connected to add-in video card) and keyboard connected

If it fails to boot with everything the way it was, you'll likely need a new motherboard...
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I'm looking to upgrade my Dell XPS 8700's gpu (GTX 745) to an RX 470. Is the card compatible?
Card : www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1

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Hi everyone, I am newbie here. Recently I need to upgrade my ram on XPS8700. And I went to Best Buy and bought a "PNY - 2-Pack 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3 DIMM Unbuffered Non-ECC Desktop Memory Kit". It does not work, computer can not power on with flashing orange lights.
So I went to Crucial website, it recommends me to use a DDR3L RAM. I saw all the DDR3Ls are for laptops. Could it be used in my desktop? And my current RAM is Hyundai. Could it be mixed with other brand like Crucial or Kingston?
My pc specs:
i7 4770
GTX 645
8GB RAM
Dell Inc. 0KWVT8 mobo
1TB HHD

A:Dell XPS 8700 RAM upgrade

Laptops first started using DDR3L which is why the market is flooded with it, however you just need to look for the desktop version for your computer.  If you go to crucial they should have an auto test that will detect the correct ram for your machine and give you the list of options you can pick from.  

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So I recently decided to upgrade my gt 635 to a Gtx 960 but when plugging my vga into the vga to dvi  and turn on the computer I get no signal. The gpu's fan works and all the components are working. I found out I had to download bios a10 so I changed my gpu back to the gt 635 and it worked. So I updated my bios and it still doesn't work, I could definitely use some help. (Just saying I'm not super tech-savvy).

A:Dell Xps 8700 Gtx 960 A10 bios No signal on monitor

did you plug in the extra power cable needed for the GTX 960 ?

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Hello, 
so I want to upgrade my current CPU to a i7 7700K inside my XPS 8700, but I was wondering is it still possible and will work just fine? I haven't seen anyone do a 8700 upgrade with a i7 7700k, and was wondering if the mobo is even compatible with the 7700k. Haha I am a PCNewbie, and don't want to make any mistake. If not possible, shall I upgrade the motherboard? But however if it does work, will I need to upgrade my Dell 460w PSU? If so, can you link me any good models I should go for?
Also, I look to do some video editing/rendering, and is 12gb fine for that? 16 is what people say is good, however is it really a big difference?

Anyone wondering what model my XPS 8700 is, can't find the exact link or anything, but I know it had:
GT 635  (I upgraded to GTX 970)
i7 4770
12gb Ram

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Hi I have a Dell XPS 8700 i7

I do a lot of Drafting and Design in 3D. This tends to slow down the CPU
My question is will these 3 Upgrades work for me ?

Thanks for your Help

Dan Welch
< email address removed >


Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 2.5" SATA III SSD (WDS100T1B0A)

Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 128-bit GDDR5 (ZT-P10510A-10L)

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (PC4-21300) C16 Memory Kit - Black

Designed for high-performance overclocking
Designed for great looks
Performance and Compatibility
Low-profile heat spreader design
Brand : Corsair
 

A:Dell XPS 8700 Upgrade Questions

I have a Dell XPS 8700 i7
My question is will these 3 Upgrades work for me ?
Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 2.5" SATA III SSD (WDS100T1B0A)
Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 128-bit GDDR5 (ZT-P10510A-10L)
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (PC4-21300) C16 Memory Kit - BlackClick to expand...

According to its support site, the Dell XPS 8700 desktop supports a maximum of 32 GB(8 GB X 4) of DDR3-1600 RAM.
DDR4-2666 speed and 16 GB capacity modules won't work in it.

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I'm looking to replace the GTX 745 in my desktop because it's complete *** for gaming. Will an RX 470 be compatible?
Card : www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1

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Hi everyone, I am newbie here. Recently I need to upgrade my ram on XPS8700. And I went to Best Buy and bought a "PNY - 2-Pack 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3 DIMM Unbuffered Non-ECC Desktop Memory Kit". It does not work, computer can not power on with flashing orange lights.
So I went to Crucial website, it recommends me to use a DDR3L RAM. I saw all the DDR3Ls are for laptops. Could it be used in my desktop? And my current RAM is Hyundai. Could it be mixed with other brand like Crucial or Kingston?
My pc specs:
i7 4770
GTX 645
8GB RAM
Dell Inc. 0KWVT8 mobo
1TB HHD

A:Dell XPS 8700 RAM upgrade or addition

Hi Estwr2014
Thanks for writing to us.
Please use this part# for an 8GB memory module :: 66GKY
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message.
You can mix different makes of modules
Regards

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Could someone give me some specific links, perferalby on amazon, to the RAM i'd need to upgrade my current machine Dell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK Desktp, which has 16 in 4 slots (of course) to 32?
I'd like to do it as cheap as possible.
Thanks!
Nancy 

A:Which 32 RAM upgrade for Dell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK

nancygail
Could someone give me some specific links, perferalby on amazon, to the RAM i'd need to upgrade my current machine Dell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK Desktp, which has 16 in 4 slots (of course) to 32?
I'd like to do it as cheap as possible.
Thanks!
Nancy 
nancygail
http://promotions.newegg.com/nepro/14-2242/index.html?name=Memory-Finder#oufDS360hVJAAAD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2F845P4509&cm_mmc=CNETFindMEMUS-_-9SIA2F845P4509-_-na-_-na
https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=ct2k102464bd160b&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=91429747109&hvpos=1t2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9577659747743147828&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9027686&hvtargid=kwd-192362093332&ref=pd_sl_18culcequ2_b
Bev.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 system that I need to upgrade the video to drive two 4K Dell monitors.  This is not a gaming system so I would like to keep the cost and power consumption down.  In addition, the ability to drive a third 4K monitor may become important in the future.
The cheapest solution to my problem seems to be the AMD FirePro W4100 2Gb Cards. Unfortunately, these cards are not specifically listed as compatible with the XPS 8700.
Questions:1. Is there any reason why these cards would not work in an XPS 8700?
2. There seems to be multiple versions of the same card being sold by Dell.  In some cases the difference seems to be the bracket height, but otherwise there seems to be no explanation for the price difference.
Any clue why these parts have such different prices, and why the kit versions are cheaper?  Which one would be best for me?
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/490-bcvj  (FH brkt $149)
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/490-bcho   (FH brkt kit $119)
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/490-bcvw   (LP brkt $189)
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/490-bciy    (LP brkt kit $139)
Thanks in advance for the help

A:Dell XPS 8700 and AMD FirePro W4100 Upgrade

Since these are PCI-E 3.0 and DirectX 11 cards  the only issues I see would be SECURE BOOT must be OFF and LEGACY CSM must be ON.
https://www.amazon.com/ATI-FirePro-DisplayPorts-PCI-Express-100-505979/dp/B01DN05ZWQ
They may also require a Legacy Windows Driver.

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Hi I want to upgrade my Dell 8700 with this video card:

GTX 970 GAMING 4G Geforce GTX 970 Graphic Card

I have the stock PSU that came with the PC, I believe it is only 460 W
I have also have added an addition 3TB Hard Drive to the PC as well

Will my current PSU suffice? or do i need to upgrade my PSU as well? If so, any recommendations?

Thanks!

A:PSU Sufficient for Video Card Upgrade Dell 8700

I do think you will need another power supply. It has been reported that it is better to buy a power supply with a depth of around 5.9". Retail power supplies added to replace the Dell OEM 460w power supply =Seasonic X650 Gold 650wCorsair AX760 ATX 750w

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I have a Dell 8700 (Intel Z87 chipset) I recently purchased an Intel 600p SSD (M2) along w/ a PCI to M2 adapter.
While the SSD drive was recognized by Windows (10), it was not recognized by the BIOS.  My system is configured for legacy boot, and from what I've read a boot to a PCI SSD would only be supported by UFEI.  I'd be willing to reinstall Windows and change my boot mode, but, from all that I've read the current BIOS A11 on the Z87 w/ UFEI still would not support a boot to a PCI SSD.
Any chance there will be a BIOS update in the future, or would I need to go to a SATA SSD?
Thanks,
- martin

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

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Hi,
I have old version A05 on my E6410 Bios. I tried to upgrade to A06, then I´d like to upgrade to A07, A09, and then to A13, because i need to have the A09 installed before install A13.
I`ve downloaded all the versions, but the problem is that the Dell BIOS Flash window does not start !!!
I need help please
Thanks
 

A:Can`t Upgrade Dell E6410 Bios - Dell BIOS Flash window does not work

Well, i follow the folowing steps from this forum (http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19413136/19971740.aspx#19971740):
 
1. Install UNetbootin from synaptic2. Run it and create a FreeDOS USB key.3. Copy the exe BIOS update file to the USB key from inside ubuntu.4. Reboot into BIOS setup and change the boot order to boot from USB5. Boot into a live freedos session. * The USB key will offer to install freedos on your hard disk. DONT - that is ubuntucide!* Don't use himem or or that other memory thingywhatsit - just straight freedos6. C: 7. dir8. run the update
 
And i could install the Bios Upgrade. Now are upgraded to A13.
Aniway something is wrong,because from windows OS, the installer does not start !!! 

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I am look for a last ditch help on fixing the BIOS/POST problem on a perfectly fine E6230
I was attempting to make a powered eSATA cable work when I enabled the SATA 4 and SATA 5 button in the BIOS.
After reboot... nothing..
I have been told it is a motherboard failure but this is too co-incidental!
I have tried a reset of the BIOS by disconnecting all power even the BIOS Coin battery .... nothing - no POST - although the LED shows that laptop is detecting lack of memory and HDD
A search shows that for INSPIRON laptops the BIOS can be unpacked and re-FLASHED to reset.
Does anyone know how to achieve this with the DELL Latitude Laptop or another way to reset the BIOS setting please?

Many thanks for any help or advice

A:Reset or Re-flashing BIOS Dell latitude E6230 - BIOS Corrupted will not POST

Bishop2,
You can click the link below for steps to resolve a corrupted bios.
BIOS Recovery options on a Dell PC or Tablet

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I upgraded my daughters older desktop to 512MB by adding a 256MB PC133 chip. This is the maximum allowed with her Compaq Deskpro EN.

But the computer will not post to BIOS with the chip installed. I get an error beep at start-up, one short, followed by 2 long beeps. If the chip is removed, the computer will boot.

I cannot run memtest via floppy, as it won't go past BIOS. Is there anything else I can check or is this simply a dead chip.
 

A:Compputer will not POST to BIOS after RAM upgrade

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I downloaded the Lenovo bios version IEKT38A dated 6/21/2016 and installed on my machine. it recomends that after flashing it would be a good idea to reboot. So I did... Now when I power my machine on the power light comes on the fans run on high.. No post or anything.... Any one else had this problem or any ideas as to what has happened and hopefully how to fix?

A:No post after bios upgrade on a H535

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of the BIOS update problem.  Try clearing the CMOS as the newly installed BIOS maybe having a conflict with the stored information in the CMOS.
 
To clear the CMOS unplug the system from the wall.  Then remove the round coin cell battery from the motherboard.  The battery's socket should have a little tab that when pressed will eject the battery.  Once the battery is removed, press and hold the power button for 20 seconds to clear the CMOS.  After it is cleared then reinstall the battery, plug the system into the wall and power up the system to see if the problem has been resolved.

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Some time ago, my Dell Inspiron 6000 developed a fault in that, whilst in Windows, the laptop would freeze up completely and required a hard shutdown. I diagnosed the problem to a fault with the onboard Broadcom RJ45 network interface card; I disabled the onboard NIC in the BIOS and all was well.

I recently needed to check a router LAN cable in a remote area, so used my laptop. My intention was to enable the NIC, check the cable and then disable the NIC again. Unfortunately, having saved the information to enable the onboard NIC in the BIOS and rebooted, the laptop will now not POST and I cannot access the BIOS to disable the NIC. The laptop begins the normal start sequence, but then hangs before the POST would start.

I know that if only I could disable the onboard NIC in the BIOS, all would be returned to normal. If anybody could help with information regarding accessing the BIOS in this situation, I'd be very grateful. I've even been to the extreme of dis-assembling the laptop and removing the rear RJ45 port from the motherboard in case it was a hardware problem - but I'm afraid that didn't work.

Thanks in advance,

Cheers,

Mark
 

A:No POST on Dell Inspiron - Need to Access BIOS

Next stop, if you're that way inclined and if it is possible on that laptop, remove the network chip.
 

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I have a W90VP-X2 Asus Laptop, I updated the bios to the newest version 601 and everything seemed to go ok but when it exited the bios update utility, it just sat there for a long time with a blank screen with its lights on. Finally I powered it off and now there is no video even though it does have its lights on when I power it up. Is there a way to re-flash the bios without seeing whats on the screen? Does anybody know what bios it has, AMI, AWARD..?? I didn't know what kind it was before I did the update. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Solved: Please Help!!! My bios is corrupt after upgrade... won't post.

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Hi there,
Recently I got a Dell Optiplex 9010 AIO running BIOS revision A05. I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7, and flashed the latest BIOS (version A19) from within Windows. System rebooted, it flashed the BIOS, but had an error just like this one.
In the end it said "BIOS Update Successful, Rebooting" but after rebooting, the Dell Logo/POST screen has never come up again. The fans turn on, the power light is solid white, but there's no video output on either the internal screen or a VGA-connected monitor. I've tried opening it up, removing the CMOS battery, using the CMOS clear jumper, when disconnected from power of course, to no avail.
Any ideas or have I just made myself a 23" paperweight? Thanks in advance.

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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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Hi,
Any advice?
I have a 9010 SFF that was working fine, except that it would not install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.  Repeatedly, about 30% through the update it failed with a BSOD. I tried several times.
Somewhere I read that the BIOS might need updating so I headed over to DELL support.  I let the website automatically detect my system and it found a recommended BIOS update, version A24.
I initiated the BIOS update from the website and it seemed to run successfully but when the PC rebooted it hung half way through POST.
On a second attempt to start the machine - nothing - no display, no light, just will not start.
I tried clearing the NVRAM as indicated on the DELL website here: www.dell.com/.../SLN284985
I tried both the RTCRST jumper method and the battery removal method.
The result - it now continuously reboots but still no POST, no display, nothing.
I should add that during the original BIOS update, the PC had a Quadro 600 graphics card and a LSI 9200-8e SAS adapter card inside. They had both been working faultlessly and were removed when I tried to reset the BIOS NVRAM.
Any suggests on what next to recover my "bricked" desktop?
Andy

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Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10.
Notebook rebooted:
1.Fireed power led,
2.Powered up hdd led for 2sec. Turn it off.
3.Stops ...
No Dell Logo, no beeps, can't go into Bios.
LCD test works OK.
Remove Ram module, powered up and listen beep's
Pressing END key and power Notebook does nothing.
Any idea?

A:Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10

Yes. I did it.
Laptop have Phoenix bios.
Phoenix Bios have has restored procedure from USB Flash.
This steps to restore BIOS:
1.Get USB flash below 4Gb.
2.Format it to FAT.
3.Get your flash update from Dell Store - xxxx.exe
4.Run cmd.exe and in command prompt run xxxx.exe /writehdrfile
5.Copy extracted Bios.cap to flash drive.
6.Turn off laptop.
Next step 7,8 may be not needed but I did it.
7.Disconnected all perihpericals including battery and charger.
8.Disconnect HDD
9.Plugged the usb drive on the laptop at the right side.
10.Hold END key
11,Pluged the powercord and relase the END key 1 second after the power cord is in.
12.USB led on stick blinked fast and we see Bios Recovery Process on screen.
13.After finish notebook reboots and worked fine.

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Ok.. I have seen it brought up here a couple times but my situation still seems a bit different.

I also have no sound coming from my Hdmi out after upgrading to RC 7.

I have a Dell XPS 1330 notebook. Audio is Nvidia HD Audio and IDT HD audio codec, both have latest drivers.

When i open Sound mixer and set HDMI to default device and default com device i see sound coming from source and registring on the volume bar graphs.

It seems to stop right at the cable. My computer (unlike a couple of other posts i saw) does recognize the cable and seems to be doing everything right.. just no sound through my reciver.

Anyone have any ideas? i really dont want to go back to vista. beh.....

A:Another No HDMI Sound post RC7 upgrade - Dell XPS

Nothing huh?

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I have the Dell Inspiron 518 desktop with 64 bit Vista, and attempted to update the BIOS to version 1.0.7 last evening.  I closed all open programs, disabled anti-virus, and ran the BIOS update as administrator.  The update began and asked if I would like to update from version 1.0.5 to 1.0.7, and I clicked on the update button.  The BIOS flash began by deleting the previous BIOS and then attempted to install the new 1.0.7 BIOS but produced an error message similar to "error writing BIOS to block," an the only option was to cancel the update.  I knew I did not have any BIOS installed at that point, but my computer was still operating so I made an additional attempt to re-download the 1.0.7 BIOS and re-install it.  No good, it would not even run now.  There was no turning back and no way to reinstall either the previous BIOS or the new one.  Eventually I tried to restart the computer, and it would not start. 
Dell is sending a tech next week to replace the motherboard on this otherwise great computer that is only about two months old.
DO NOT upgrade the BIOS on a Inspiron 518 with 64 Bit Vista to version 1.0.7.  The upgrade does not work and will kill your motherboard.
Art

A:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.

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Pressing Power Button on my G50-45 causes laptop to try to post (Front Led is lit,you can hear HD spinning etc). After some seconds trying with nothing on screen (no post showing) laptop is reset and the same loop continues for ever.If I left it do this loop, after some time, (I don't know how much time as I usually left it do this ovenight) laptop posts and goes to standby (I am always find it in standby mode Front Led blinkink.). If I press any button laptop wakes up and all things are working great Until Restart when same loop occures.Trying upgrade bios from v1.07 to latest V38 (2.06) but as soon as insyde flasher starts flashing bios (erase/write) windows is restarted (without allowing flasher to finish I THING) causing the same loop to occure. After many restarts without proper post a message appear which states that the bios was not correct for that model. If I press any key to reset after many reset loops I concluded with window in stand by mode again. Any Suggestions for a propper bios Update which I think is the problem ? ? ? 

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So one of our Dell Latitude 3540 laptops used to work fine with an external Dell monitor prior to upgrading to Windows 10.  After the upgrade it refuses to acknowledge that a monitor is connected.  Device manager shows the display adaptor using the Microsoft driver and displays the warning triangle. When the driver update is selected, it finds a driver and starts to download it, then fails with Code 43.  I have deleted the adaptor and tried updating the driver with the same problem.  I have downloaded Dells Video drivers for this laptop and tried installing them but this seems to have no effect.  I have searched the web and found many similar problems but no solutions.  Any help is appreciated as we need the second monitor working.

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Dear community of helpful and knowledgeable people, I need to ask you for advise on this issue as I do not know on how to proceed. First some data on the device of interest: Manufacturer: Lenovo?
Series: X-Series
Model: X240
Type-Model#: 20AMS0SQ04
BIOS/UEFI?: 2.39(GIET89WW)
ECP version: 1.17(GIHT32WW)  So here is the story:Context:Spoiler (Highlight to read)It all started with issues related to WiFi. The integrated Intel? Wireless-N 7260 had sporadic and difficult to analyse losses of connection since every other WiFi device connected to this access point do not raise any issues at all so far.After digging through trouble guides and articles I looked up and tried changing relevant advanced driver settings of the chip. Since this did not fixed the WiFi issue I decided to upgrade the drivers.It all started with issues related to WiFi. The integrated Intel? Wireless-N 7260 had sporadic and difficult to analyse losses of connection since every other WiFi device connected to this access point do not raise any issues at all so far.After digging through trouble guides and articles I looked up and tried changing relevant advanced driver settings of the chip. Since this did not fixed the WiFi issue I decided to upgrade the drivers.What happened directly before the black screen occurred:In order to upgrade the WiFi drivers I ran Lenovo Vantage? from the Windows Store?. It showed several upgradable components, e.g. Intel Rapid... Read more

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I have an XPS 8700 desktop all stock bought a little over a year ago. Last night I turned it off when I went to bed. Today I turned it on and it will not go past the first dell loading screen. It freezes and I'm unable to press any buttons (F2, F12 etc) I put it a different hard drive to see if that was the problem but it still continued. HELP PLEASE??

A:Dell XPS 8700 Desktop, Freezes at dell loading screen unable to boot up.

Hi Mattmazz
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please disconnect all the connectors and then hold down the power button for 15 secs, now remove the memory modules and put them back one by one and observe for any changes. 
If possible please try another set of memory modules. If there is a separate graphics card, remove that as well and try the onboard. 
Regards

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Everytime i use the Support.Dell.com web site to update my drivers , it makes the SAME 3 recommendations for updates regardless if i just Downloaded them and installed them. They are:
1) Intel Z87 Chipset driver
2) XPS-8700 Chipset driver
3) AMD Radeon 6xxx/7xxx/8xxx/R9 Desktop Graphics Driver

Please advise.

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i am running A03 on my c640. i plan to upgrade the ram soon. i need to update to version A10. my bios is set with an admin password. do i need this password to update the bios/upgrade ram?

i need this answer so i can then formulate the proper plan of action using the fantastic tools on this site.

thanks folks. any help is much, much, much appreciated.
 

A:Dell bios upgrade

You are best to remove the password first
But if you have the ability to boot from a floppy or CD to update your Bios, then it is likely that the password may be removed during the process

To be certain you could download the dst-cd.iso
http://www.download.centre4service.com/software1.html
password: smellyalater
And remove the Administrator password first
 

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Hi,
My system came with a R9 270 which I want to replace with a Sapphire Dual X R9 R280x.
That card needs a 6pin and an 8pin connection and the manufacturer's site say a 500W PSU is advised.
So, I'm concerned that I get a new PSU that fits my case, has the right connectors for all the 8700 components, and is say north of 600W.
Could anyone point me in the right direction.
My system info is......
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
RAM 24GB
Thanks

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My laptop Dell XPS 9350: BIOS 1.4.18 updated august 20.
From the very next day the dell system detect is showing a BIOS update is required,
But when I download it shows its the latest download is:  older BIOS version 1.0.0  released in 2015.
I did not install and contact dell support right away to verify, end up listening to that I do not have warranty anymore. so they cant support.
My query is whether I should be downgrading my BIOS?
I am not sure this is the right forum to ask, I apologize.
Anybody having similar issue?

A:Dell XPS 9350 Bios upgrade

Dell has had several issues with BIOS updates recently.  For several models, recent BIOS updates caused connection stability issues with USB devices connected via the TB16 dock.  Possibly as a result of that, Dell pulled the updates and replaced them with older ones, but that worked rather oddly on the site. For example, the newer XPS 13 9360 recently got a 2.1.0 BIOS and the next release posted was 1.0.7, and for a while both were posted, and now 2.1.0 is back as the only option.  I would hold off on BIOS updates for a while until you see an update that's actually newer than what you have, which will also hopefully contain a fix for these USB issues.

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HI DUDE,
THIS IS RANADHEER
FINALLY I FOUND A SITE WHICH COULD ACTUALLY HELP ME
could u please tell me how do u upgrade the BIOS of my DELL vostro A860
i would be very much thank full for the reply
thanks in advance
RANADHEER

A:How do u upgrade the BIOS of my DELL vostro A860?

If everything works normally, I wouldn't do BIOS upgrade but if you must:
Drivers & Downloads
HTH.
EDIT: When you do flashing under windows environment,make sure Internet disconnected, disable all background services like AV programs, windows defender and do not interrupt the process.

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Hi All,

I started the BIOS upgrade and the windows after restart show me on blue screen
"Getting windows ready Don't turn off your computer"
I waiting 15 mins currently, what can I do?

A:Dell Precision 7510 bios upgrade

ujtordai,It sounds like Windows 10 is updating. Win 10 updates can take an hr or longer. Let it run for a while to see if that is the case.

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Model: Dell Insprion 15(R) 5537 Hello, so i was asked to upgrade my Bios from A07 to A08 so i turned off other programms and installed it while in the middle of it my laptop restarded and i dont know why the *** it happened and now when i turn on my laptop it shows the dell logo and then goes to a complete black screen that if i move my mouse i can see the cursor with a loading logo of windows, What i have tried: i tried holding power on button for 15 sec with end button and then dell logo came with also at the bottom corner saying F2 for options and F12 for boot options but when i click both of them it still dosent work,and nothing happens Help plz

A:My Dell Laptop is bricked from a Bios upgrade.

Please turn off computer completely. Now, power on computer again, quickly start tapping the F2 key continuously to get into BIOS setup.
Note: Please don't wait for windows logo to start pressing F2 key, soon as you power on system, start tapping. If you're able to get into BIOS then click on links below for possible solutions:
Posted by Buckly53e - Boot not possible after BIOS update:
en.community.dell.com/.../19988584
Posted by MUSTARD647 -Dell Inspiron 5459/5559/5759 BIOS Update Error - WILL NOT REBOOT
en.community.dell.com/.../19670909

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Did I install my BIOS updates in the wrong order?
I installed the E6510A10 upgrade fisrt and then tried to install E6510P02 but got a message saying "The System BIOS already contains the A01.1 patch. Patch update cancelled". 
After that, I tried to install Latitude_E6510_A17 and got a message saying "You must upgrade to A11 before flashing to this BIOS."
So as of now, the only patch I am able to install is E6510A10 (the one I installed first). Is this the only one I need?

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hi, i have a question, i have a dell inspiron 5555 runing win 10 and i received an update message about bios upgrade a12. is it safe to update? here are some details about the update:
File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:5455A12.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size:6 MB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, NT, Windows 9X, Windows ME or a MS DOS environment.

there is no mentioning of windows 10...
so is it safe?

A:bios upgrade a12 dell inspiron 5555

Was it a program that you were running that gave you this message?  It all depends on where you got it from, if it was from Support Assist it most likely is okay, but just want to make sure that you are getting the right one and that it isn't some pop up that comes up on a website or something like that.

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Dell workstation precision 340
I have Bios rev A01    2001  with Windows XP
-I have downloaded  the A07 version
BIOS - BIOS: Dell Precision System BIOS, A07 - [Detail]. Download:

File 1: BR71116.exe
File 2: R71116.exe
File 3: WS340A07.EXE

MEthod1 :And I have executed R71116.exe and the finish the Wizard and REBOOT but the Bios version   stiil in A01.
Method 2: with Floppy  aslo I have executde but I donot know how executed after the reboot with the Floppy
Please help me

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I am attempting to upgrade the BIOS on Optiplex 9030 AIO machines using the command line. The command is: "\\servername\sharename\BIOS\9030\OptiPlex_9030_AIO_A12.exe" /r /s /p=pass. This command has run on numerous other OptiPlex machines with no errors.
The exit code I am getting is: 7 which according to the documentation is: ? ? ?
Any suggestions on what the error is and how to resolve it?
Thank you, Peter

A:Dell Optiplex 9030 AIO BIOS Upgrade

More info: Going from BIOS A07 to A12.

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Recently upgraded my Dell XPS 13 L321X BIOS to ver 8. Since then, whenever I close the lid and put the laptop to sleep for several hours, the processor seems to come and the bottom frame is very hot. When the lid is opened the screen remains blank and doesn't wake from sleep mode. The only recourse is to do a hard shutdown with the power button and then restart. The laptop then reboots to the black trouble shooting screen, or select the normal windows boot. I've since tried to update all the drivers, but still no luck. It continues to run hot and refuses to start after placing the laptop in the sleep mode.

Any help appreciated!
Rounder~

A:Dell XPS 13 shutdown during sleep after bios upgrade

Thanks for the quick reply!
To review, my problem began when I updated the BIOS to ver. A08. Before reading your solution, I ended up reflashing my BIOS to an earlier version -- ver.A07.
I've opened a number of applications then closed the lid, letting it go into sleep mode. After extended periods of time, I'd open the lid and the computer wakes normally with no further issue. No overheated case, No blank screen. And no need for a hard shutdown and reboot with the power button.
Hope this remains the case, but I'll save your suggested steps in the event the problem returns, but so far it seems that BIOS upgrade vA08 was the problem and a reflash with v A07 was the solution.

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I want to update the BIOS from its present A04 edition to the latest A11 edition in order to use a GTX 960 graphics card without bricking the mobo or otherwise running into problems. Is it safe to use the A11 update executable directly or do I have to go through individual updates to editions 3, 6, 8, 10 and 11 one at a time? If so, are there any known current problems and workarounds? I would be grateful for help based on experience with edition-jump updates. TIA, BobInPhila
P.S. OS is Windows 8.1 Pro

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While trying to troubleshoot a problem with my Win 7 Home desktop (the boot seemed normal, but then no response to mouse), I mistakenly reset the BIOS option "Secure Boot OFF" to ON.
Now when I power up, I get a post beep and after a few seconds, five error code beeps, and no screen.  I cannot seem to enter the BIOS page with F2 or any other way I've tried.  No screen at any time.  The only thing that gets any response on the keyboard is Ctrl-Alt-Del, which repeats the same sequence as power on.  How do I reset the ON to OFF so I can boot up?  Thanks.
Hal

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Can anybody tell me what the is the fastest RAM supported on my XPS 8700?  Thanks.

A:Dell XPS 8700 RAM

Hi JWElder342
Thanks for writing to us.
This model has been tested on 1600MHz frequency by Dell.
Should you have any questions do give us a shout.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message
Regards

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Hello to all,
I want to report a problem with BIOS update for Win7 64-bit OS on my Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop. After BIOS update from A06 to A07 (or A08 the symptoms are the same) windows 7 freezes on the start (after welcome screen). I have found that there is a problem with service called  "Multimedia Class Scheduler". When it is disabled the OS starts normally (except services connected with "Multimedia Class Scheduler"), but when this service is enabled OS freezes and you cannot do anything.
It would be nice if this error can be fixed, because I also want to upgrade my laptop with latest BIOS fix. Is there anybody with the same problem, who manage to resolve it? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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