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Dell Precision 690 CD Rom Not Showing In Boot Menu

Q: Dell Precision 690 CD Rom Not Showing In Boot Menu

Hi Guys,
I have a Dell Precision 690 Workstation. I want to reinstall Windows 7 but the CD ROM does not appear in the Boot Menu. The drive is visible from within Windows, so I'm at a lose as to why it's not listed as a boot device. Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

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My new Lenovo T570 always fail to boot/startup normally. When i press the power button to start the laptop, it will display a page showing the following: "Lenovo", "To interrupt normal startup, press enter". This page will remain displayed permanently. This problem was noticed few days after i launched the laptop. I thought it would resolve on its own but it became worse. Now when i pres the power button, it will either display the above page or it will show the boot menu/app menu page. Please what might be the cause and the possible solution?. Thanks. 

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hey i just upgrade my cpu from Intel Xeon W3520 to a Intel Xeon X5660 Hex Core.
efter at have start den op med den ny cpu kan jeg kun see 4-cores 4-logical og 4 thread that should be 6-cores 12 threads

ebay link to where I bought it

pc is a dell precision t5500 workstation
my os is windows 10 pro

i am not sure what to do. is it a setting or bad cpu or have i have i misunderstood 
i have jump around in the bios setting and nothing is work

bios: img

screenshot of desktop

A:Help me dell precision t5500 workstation with X5660 Hex Core showing 4 cores instead of 6

Couple of things I can think of. Firstly, perhaps the X5660 is defective. Happens sometimes.
Second possibility is that Windows is configured to only use 4 cores. Go to Cortana's search bar and type in msconfig.exe and hit enter. Click on the Boot tab, then hit 'Advanced Options'. Look at the "Number of processors" field and see if it's set to four cores.

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I have bought Lenovo Essential G580 (59-324061) Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 500GB/ DOS) on Feb 2013, its out of warranty now. I have installed Ubuntu in the laptop, not sure how i formatted the hard disk during installation. I guess it was full format of hard disk during installation (while selecting hard disk). Till today everything was working fine. From today morning, there is always a Boot menu which is being displayed with following options:1. ubuntu2. PCI LAN: Atheros Boot Agent3. ATA HDD: ST500LT012-9WS1424. ATAPI CD: MAT**bleep**A DVD-RAM UJ8D1 I have pressed enter in both Ubuntu and ATA HDD options. But after a brief duration the control comes back to the same menu I have specified before.  I am not able to understand what is happening, or how to boot to my ubuntu. Please help. I have searched for possible solutions in the community, but could not find any information either.


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A:Always showing boot menu /app menu on startup, not booting

Solved this at last. Just removed the battery and after 2-5 mins, switched on again, it worked fine. Probably this was due to the NOVO button (small button near to the power button) was clicked accidentally.  This probably made a hard reset, of the settings, and DONE.

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I tried to install the newly released Dell Precision Optimizer v3.5.5 (A00) August 18, 2016 on my Precision 5510, running Windows 7 64bit.
During the installation, an error panel pops up with this text:

> SetupNew\setup.cpp (140)PAPP:PVENDOR:PGUID:[email protected] Vista Service Pack 1 (7601)IE Version: 9.11.9600.18426
The installation then fails and the installer log shows the following:
[08/25/16 13:16:06]    Open file: C:\ProgramData\Dell\UpdatePackage\Log\Application_KKJH9_WN32_3.5.5_A00_2016-08-25.txt[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Command: attended[08/25/16 13:19:12]    DUP Capabilities Value: 2097151 (0x1FFFFF)[08/25/16 13:19:12]    DUP Vendor Software Version: 3.5.5[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System OS Version:[08/25/16 13:19:12]    OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System OS Language: DE[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Language Compatible with this Package? Unknown[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Parameter: logfile[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Parameter: logfile changed to: C:\ProgramData\Dell\UpdatePackage\Log\Application_KKJH9_WN32_3.5.5_A00_2016-08-25.txt[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Extraction-miniunz path: C:\PROGRA~3\dell\drivers\APPLIC~1.5_A\miniunz.exe[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Extra... Read more

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Hello everyone,
I have an Dell precision 960 which won't boot, during boot it beeps short twice, and the post lights 1,2,3 are lit, in the manual it says that you have to look on the screen for further problems, but the pc doesn't give video out.
the pc has 16g ram allocated on 1st 4 slots and has a low-end graphics card installed, no DVD, HDD connected to eliminate them.
thanks in advance:

A:dell precision wont boot

I don't see a Precision 960 listed -- is this an Optiplex 960?  Or is it a Precision 690?
If it's a Precision 690, the very first thing to look for is the presence of bad or leaking capacitors on the mainboard - particularly near the memory socket and CPU socket.  If any are bulging or leaking a brownish substance, the mainboard will need to be replaced.  These systems were very well known for capacitor failures.
There's a set of four diagnostic LEDs on the system -- what pattern of off/green/amber shows on those?

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I have a Dell Precision Workstation 390. When I boot system, first the fan is loud, then it quiets down, then the startup screen appears with the dell logo and the usual F2, F12 options and then the fan revs up and that's it. Power button is green. System is rarely used, purely a backup system in case my main system, its clone, ever fails so no dust. Every so often I start it up to make sure it is working and to update Windows, Norton etc.
How do I proceed from here?

A:No Boot, loud fan, Dell Precision 390

Any beeps from the tower? If you press F12 at boot, can you to get a menu with options to run the diagnostics?
What color are the diagnostic LEDs on the front panel?  If they don't all go off, look up error code in the manual:
downloads.dell.com/.../precision-390_setup guide_en-us.pdf
When was last time you replaced the motherboard battery?

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Hi Guys,
I have acquired a Dell Precision 590 workstation which has a boot issue that I cannot seem to solve.  The machine goes through it's POST and boot procedures and I receive messages stating that it cannot find SATA 0 or SATA1 it then gives me the option to press F1 to continue or run setup.  After I press F1 the machine continues to boot into Windows normally.  I cannot seem to get the machine to boot straight into Windows without pressing F!.  I'm not sure how to correct this issue and would appreciate any assistance you can provide.  I realize that this machine is a bit old but I would like to get it up and running correctly so that I can reinstall Windows and drivers.  Despite it's age this machine still has considerable processing power.and I would like to get it working if possible.  Thanks for the assist.

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I have a new Dell Precision T5600 workstation with A11 bios. I want to use network boot. F3 does not work. Going into the bios system setup (with F12) and changing the boot sequence to put the onboard NIC first did not work. Any clues?

A:Dell Precision T5600 network boot

Never mind, I stumbled across the bios setting. The Onboard NIC has to have PXE enabled before it will show up as a boot target.

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So earlier today I was playing a game on my Dell precision T5510 and all of a sudden it powers down and wont boot back up...every single time i turn it on it shows led # 3 and 4 blinks number 4 twice then turns on led 1 and never continues..I have a Geforce GTX970 in the PCI connector and it has both processor sockets full and has 8GB RAM per core...and from the error sheet provided for the computer it states that it has something to do with the memory. Please tell me if im doing something wrong because tech support has been one massive circle.

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I have 2 M4500, and I have a same problem, when I will open the device, I had seen this message:
No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine.
How can I solved it??
Please answer me, I'm really need it.

A:Dell Precision M4500 - Wont boot

Hi mahmoud issa,Thanks for posting.Apologies that your system isn't working as expected.  Without knowing more details about your system, we can only guess at a solution.  Here is some information that may be helpful:  http://dell.to/2mORDuu

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Hello im new in this forum, and was wondering if anybody can help with my problem,
this morning i took my computer apart to clean it, (which i have done several times)
and the computer wont boot, i dont have any diagnostic lights on, the power button is solid amber color.
i tried disconnecting every piece of hardware to try to see if its a hardware issue and even with everything unplugged same thing, solid amber light with no diagnostic light and no beeps (i think there is no internal speaker) i have repeatedly check all connectors.
**I am somewhat techsavy

Thank you for your time!

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Older desktop running XP Pro. Had some problem booting yesterday; and today am unable to boot up at all.
Problem area seems to be the CD drawer.

Fairly sure that boot sequence is CD then C and then perhaps A (diskette drive).
Yesterday, it took several tries to boot the desktop, and I noticed that the green light on the CD drawer often kept flashing even after I had been successful. I ended up using a paper clip to open the drawer and left it open for the remainder of the day.

Today unable to boot successfully.
At one point screen showed some brief text, I believe whatever is typical at starting up sequence, but this immediately went dark. It seemed like the CD drive and drawer were trying to be accessed.

After several abortive attempts, I did a text message with something like
I believe Checksum error or Sum error but very far from being completely sure on what error code.
Previous attempts at starting computer have failed, please contact Dell for support.
While yesterday I had been successful at some point in getting CD tray to stay in the open position, and not keep closing - today I have been unable to do so.

At some point I should replace this old machine. If I can get it up and running again, I expect that I should take the CD drive out of the boot sequence (or put it after C drive).

I do not have any bootable CD at the office, and not sure if I have one at home either (this is computer I used to use at home and now have in office).

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A:Unable to boot desktop (Dell Precision 450)

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with an icon of a computer with a red "X" over it. I do not know what a network cable is, or how it could be unplugged because my computer came with wifi. I cannot get it to connect to the internet at all.
My Dell Precision M60 recently had a computer virus, and I ran malware megabytes to try to fix it. Malwarebytes did clear my computer of the virus, but after a few days of running malwarebytes, my laptop gave me a message that it had to shut down to protect itself. It said that if I had recently changed any settings on the computer, that might be the cause of the shutdown. Everytime I turned the computer on, it would show the same message and then shut down again.
I brought it to a computer mechanic. He said that malware megabytes got rid of the virus, but probably mistook a good file as part of the virus. My computer seemed to be shutting down because of a the good file that malware megabytes modified.
I got my laptop back from the computer guy today. It seems to be fixed other than the fact that it won't connect to the internet at all. The first time I recieved the message, "Local Area Connection Network cable unplugged", was after I ran malwarebytes, but before I brought it to the computer guy. My laptop would often connect to the internet anyway, back then. I am wondering if malwarebytes might have changed the internet settings.
Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Thank you!

A:Dell Precision laptop showing message,"Local Area Connection Network cable unplugged"

If you don't have an ethernet cable connected then that message is normal. Since you apparently don't use it you can disable the connection in Network Connections to get rid of the nag.

It's impossible to guess what files might have been modified by the malware, the malware fighter, or the computer guy.

Does your wireless adapter appear under Network Adapter in Device Manager as OK? What, if any, warning or errors are there in Device Manager?

Assuming you are using an integrated wireless adapter is it switched on? Can you detect your network?

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I just got a new Precision 7510 and can't figure out how to get it to enable numlock automatically on boot.
I checked the BIOS and that is enabled already.  
I would like this as I am running WIndows 10 and it is setup to login with a numeric PIN.
Does anyone know how to do this?

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I am trying to get my computer to boot up using only one hard drive. Currently it will only boot up
if all 3 drives are connected. I am sending a screenshot of the disk management screen so
someone with know how can diagnose why all 3 are interconnected and need each other.
I bought a stand alone drive copier to copy my hard drive to a larger drive. I would like to make the copy of the "C" drive on the 250 gb. drive shown but I think if I change something on that drive the comp. will not boot at all.
I hope that i conveyed this so that people can understand because it is somewhat confusing. My computer skill level is decent but i need assistance on this.
I would add a second drive once I clear this up.



A:dell precision 380/ win 7 / 3 hard drives all needed to boot

Because you have all three drives with a partition marked Active. Windows thinks all three are needed for boot when they're marked active. You need to mark the other two partitions on other two drives as "Inactive". Leave drive C "boot" partition as active.

Partition - Mark as Inactive

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So I got the TB16 to use with my Windows 10 Precision 7510. I've had issues with the USB devices dropping out randomly but I seem to have got that under control (for now). I'm having another issue of sorts. Updated the BIOS then went into the BIOS changed restart/shutdown to "thorough" and checked "thunderbolt adapter boot support" and "thunderbolt adapter pre boot modules" as I wanted to boot from a USB DVD drive that was connected to the TB16. But when I tried to boot the laptop got stuck on the Dell logo and wouldn't go into POST. I tried diagnostic boot and got the same result. Couldn't get far enough to press F2 or F12. When I disconnected the TB16 and powered on the laptop it booted up fine. I could then connect the TB16 and it would work fine. But if I tried to restart with the TB16 connected I had the same issue. I eventually unchecked "thunderbolt adapter boot support" and "thunderbolt adapter pre boot modules" just so I could restart without having to disconnect the TB16 (I don't know which of the two options is causing the booting issue though). I can get by without booting from the TB16 but I got it partly for that reason so would to get it working if I can. Any ideas?

A:Dell Precision 7510 TB16 Boot Issues

So I got the TB16 to use with my Windows 10 Precision 7510. I've had issues with the USB devices dropping out randomly but I seem to have got that under control (for now).
It might be if the devices are intermittent, they would exhibit problems during a Pre Boot Scan.
I wanted to boot from a USB DVD drive that was connected to the TB16. But when I tried to boot the laptop got stuck on the Dell logo and wouldn't go into POST.
You are wanting to boot a UEFI capable DVD, such as the Win 10 Install media, connected to the TB16?  If that is the case, I can test to see if I can do it.  I am wondering if the Thunderbolt is connected to the PCIe bus if any device there will be checked for boot compatibility.  
I suppose you can boot from that USB DVD when connected directly to your system?

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I decide to install windows xp into my PC via USB device just install WinXP ISO image to USB with the help of refus software but I can't find USB device in boot menu how can I fix this issue ...?

I have P4 old mechine FUJITSU SIEMENS running currently Windows 7 ... waiting for your response.

A:USB not showing on boot menu

i ' m having the same problem on my p3 pc as well . it ' s a very old machine and has award BIOS . the board has no usb ports . need some help in the same issue too ...

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Hi everyoneI bought last week DELL T-5810 workstation. It has Xeon E5-1620v3 (3.50GHz) , 16GB RAM (DDR4 – 2133MHz), 1TB / 7200rpm and I added an TRANSCEND SSD 220S TS480GSSD220S, 480GB, SATA III, 2.5' on it.
I have clean install of windows 10 on it.
My problem is: Whenever I press power button to start the computer, it take 27 seconds (measured with stopwatch) to display the DELL logo and 1 minute to get until the windows lock screen.I tried to change different settings in the bios (i have the latest bios version A16), without any luck. I run diagnostic tests from bios and on dell website , but all tests are passed, and no matter what I did, the DELL logo is always shown after 27 seconds.Also, I found this post which is for laptop machines, but the issue that people are describing here, are prety much the same with mine. Ho help from ther either.When computer starts, it is very, very fast, and I have no complains there. But it is not acceptable for +$2000 computer to boot in 60 seconds. At hime, I have 2 other DELL work stations at home (2 and 3 year olds), which boot in less than 15 seconds.Can anyone help me to resolve this issue?

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I have a computer at work that an employee is no longer using, however, she left and we cant get the password to unlock the computer. I ordered the USB recovery and followed the instructions, however, the USB does not show up in the BOOT MENU under the UEFI. How do I fix this?

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I have recently instaled windows 7 professional 32bit and 64bit versions on same laptop.

to my surprise the boot menu does not display, though its present.

boot options have it on a 10 second delay so i get a 10 sec blank screen.

in that time if i hit <Enter> I get the 32 bit version

if i hit <DOWN ARROW> and <Enter> I get the 64 bit version.

As you can see it works perfectly, but does not display anything.

I suspect its a resolution issue.
both versions of windows 7 work perfectly.

Any hints on this subject?

A:boot menu present but not showing

I would suggest posting in the appropriate forum: http://www.sevenforums.com/#seven-forums

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So I am here trying to downgrade my Windows 8 laptop to Windows 7. (It is an ASUS X55U by the way)

Everytime I go to advanced startup settings it doesnt show the troubleshoot option, only the Continue and Turn Off Your PC options. It's frustrating me I've tried everything and the option won't appear.

Anyone know what's wrong?

A:*HELP!* Windows 8 Boot Menu not showing?

Is this any help?

Windows 8 to 7 downgrade Asus k55n Laptop - YouTube

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My computer and my dad's computer are both set like the above. Yet his computer is showing the boot menu when starting up, which only has Windows 7 on it. I used Easy BCD to rewrite the MBR, but that didn't make a difference. My computer doesn't show any boot menu.
In addition to this issue, before the boot menu comes up, he gets a black screen with a DOS cursor blinking in the upper left corner. This screen will only go away if a key is pressed. So far I've seen that Shift and Space work. Letters didn't, odd, right?
Anyway, yet still, another addition to this mystery, is when going to an Explorer window, say Computer for example, the address bar goes wonky. I've seen this on my grandma's computer before and it was caused by sticky keys. This keyboard is new though, so it doesn't have sticky keys yet. Pushing Shift also stops this from happening.

Does anyone here have any ideas to what's caused these issues? I suspect they aren't linked to each other, but I'm not sure.

A:Boot menu showing when it shouldn't

There should be a "quick boot option" in the bios... Make sure this option is enabled

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I have a computer at work that an employee is no longer using, however, she left and we cant get the password to unlock the computer. I ordered the USB recovery and followed the instructions, however, the USB does not show up in the BOOT MENU under the UEFI. How do I fix this?

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I have a Dell Studio i558 Laptop and I cannot access the boot menu using F11. It has worked but has not been used for some time. The key seems to make contact as it moves the screen when pressed. It has a dual purpose and is used with Fn for multimedia functions.

A:F11 stopped showing boot menu

Hi Kiteman2186,

My name is Tapan. I am from Dell Social Media Team.

You would need to press F8 key for access the boot menu. You can follow be;ow mentioned steps and you would be able to boot to advanced options boot menu.

1. Restart the computer.
2. 2. Tap the < F8 > key on the keyboard at intervals of 2 to 3 seconds at the Dell logo until you see the Windows Advanced Options Menu on the screen.
3. 3. Select Safe Mode from the menu using the arrow keys on the keyboard and then press the <Enter> key.
4. 4. Select Administrator at the log in screen.

Let me know of the findings. Glad to be of assistance.

Thanks & Regards
Dell Social Media Responder

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Hola, so I recently downloaded the W8 consumer preview, formatted, installed it, then installed w7 on a separate partition. Anyways, when I boot up I get the old, unappealing cold war era windows 7 boot menu. I'm just wondering if there is a way I could enable the new boot menu as I'm on a touch screen and would like to boot it up without having to go get my keyboard.


A:Windows 8 new boot menu not showing

The problem is that Windows 7 installation replaced part or the whole boot environment.
Microsoft recommends installing older Windows versions first to avoid boot problems.

However problem can be solved:

Download and install Visual BCD Editor - Windows 7/Vista. The tool comes with "Dual boot Repair" utility.
Run it. Click "Automatic Repair" and confirm. This will place the Windows 8 boot environment in control and set Windows 8 as default boot entry. The new graphic boot-menu should be there after reboot.

Only latest version of the product recognizes Windows 8. (Earlier versions recognize from XP till Window 7 !)
You will be not very interested in switching from new graphic style boot menu to old text style but this can be done by adding and deleting an element to {bootmgr} object in BCD.
If element "DisplayBootMenu" is present and set to true => old text style.
Element "DisplayBootMenu" not present => new graphic style.

Hope this helps.

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Following a HDD failure on my G50-80 I decide to upgrade to an SSD plus Windows 10 as I was going to have to do a clean install. Having installed the new SSD I changed to BIOS settings to enable the machine to boot from USB in order to install Windows. However after saving the changes and entering the Boot Menu I dont get an option for USB Any suggests what the issue might be. All USB ports were working prior to the HDD failure  

A:USB option not showing in Boot Menu G50-80

Hi Warbonnet!
Here's a guide from our support website to enable to boot to USB https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500207
Hope this helps answer your query.

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I want to install a new SSD Samsung V-nand 850 EVO in a Dell Precision M6500.
I clooned the hard drive. The bios is AHCI.
When i boot the SSD from the Dell Precision M6500 i got the message "inaccessible boot device"
When i boot the same SSD from other Dell (par exemple Inspriron R17) the disk is booting with no problems
The prosed repair didn't worked, the SSD is recognized in the BIOS and DOS-prompt accessible (letters X en E).
So i think it should be a BIOS problem or a driver issue.

Any idee how to solve the problem ?

A:Dell precision M6500 and new SSD Samsung V-nand 850 EVO - INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE

Was the drive cloned in AHCI mode?  Once the cloning was done, did you remove the original hard drive and install ONLY the cloned drive for the first bootup?

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I am working on a Dell model : DCSLA

When I go to boot up I get the black screen with the Dell logo in the middle and the two options in the upper right corner to either "F2" for setup or "F12" for boot menu. I cannot get it to do anything else. It will not read from a restore disk or hirem's restore utility disk either.

I have checked the ram and it seems to be ok. It had two 1gig chips and two 512gig chips. While I am working on it I took out the two 512's.

I am thinking it might be a bios issue but I am unfamiliar on how to reset or fix that. I have tested the hard drive and it seems to be ok. I have a usb cable that allows me to work on hard drives via the usb cable and power supply on my own computer. So far I haven't done anything but look at the drive and it seems ok. The computer should still boot up to the bios without a hard drive.

Can anyone help me in this matter? Can I reset the bios or reinstall then somehow? I don't want to be messing around where I don't know what I am doing.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

I do however see some jumpers on the motherboard. One is marked "clear pw" and the other is marked "clear cmos". Could this have something to do with it.

The computer doesn't have much in the way of information on it except the sticker which certifies it for Windows Vista Home Premium and of course the product key. The only thing it says in the way of model is # DCSL... Read more

A:Dell stuck on dell screen with setup or boot menu but no response

It will not read from a restore disk...Click to expand...

Did you set the boot order to CD first?

I have tested the hard drive and it seems to be ok.Click to expand...

How did you test the hard drive?

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I've got a Dell Precision 7710 with the Dell Precision Optimizer. It works great for when I'm using AutoCAD Civil 3D in setting up the laptop for optimization by turning off 2 cores and increasing the clock speed of the processor. 
Unfortunately I also do programming with Virtual Machines. When I'm in this mode I want all 4 cores to share the load instead of 2 cores. 
Is there a workflow available to go from one profile to no profile? Do I have to do a restart to switch between profiles? So if I'm doing CAD work and then switch over to programming do I have to turn off the AutoCAD profile to no profile and the restart the computer? I tried turning off the profiles and nothing changes for the cores. 
Is there a way to create my own profile? Or should I pick one like 3ds Max that would utilize more cores?  Or should I not use it since it won't meet my needs? 

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So I have some big problems I have to install Win10 and when I enter the boot menu my usb is not there..... Can someone help me please? This are my photos from bios :


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We recently purchsed some of the EliteDesk 800 G2s and are having a terrible time getting them to see certain usb flash drives to boot off them. I have some PNY Turbo 3.0 drives that boot fine. I needed more, so I got some Kingston DataTraveler 100s and they wouldn't boot. Did some research and saw others were having a terrible time using them with UEFI BIOSes, so we ordered up more PNY Turbo 3.0 drives and now these new ones aren't seen, just like the Kingstons. Try the "old" PNY's and they boot.  I use RUFUS to make the bootable flash with an ISO of the HP restore disc. Did the same process on both and only the old one was listed in the Boot Menu. Has anyone else seen this? Does HP have a tool for these machines to make boot discs? They don't have optical drives so I can't run media creation software, which ironically, these come with the version that only writes to optical discs. Why would they not put the one that does USB media? Anyways, there has to be something out there that will help me make the USB drives show up and boot. This is beyond aggrivating.

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Hello Friends..

I recently re-installed windows 7 in my D drive. earlier it was also installed there ,but due to some errors I had to do it. when i was installing , during setup it was showing drive C as primary, i formatted the whole drive d and re-installed the windows 7 32 bit.
i must also mention here that after the installation completed and I log on to windows 7 it changed the drive letter from d to c and and the other one which was showing c in setup menu had no drive letter. i had to go to the disk management to assign it a letter

Now i m getting a OS choice menu, giving me two options one is windows 7 and the other earlier version of windows. and when i select the earlier verison , nothing comes up, just a black screen. and windows 7 runs just fine..

i donot have a second os that is for sure. and I also checked in msconfig's "Boot" menu(as stated in other posts). There too i have only one windows showing up i.e. Windows 7.

Please help me to get rid of this problem....
i can provide any screenshots if you need it for solving.

A:Boot Choice Menu Showing two windows, when having just one

Hello bhavleen singh, welcome to Seven Forums!

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.
How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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My Lenovo Z 580 is not booting it is showing boot menu and when I am selecting a hard disc or bootable CD drive it is again coming to the same thing . I tried with Linux/ Windows bootable CD/ DVD but it is doing the same thing

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I have had several Dell Laptops (D630, D830, E6410, E6510, Precision M4500), and with the D630 and E6410 Dell was VERY helpful after the warranty expired (in one case by 5 months).. even replaced a system board or 2 since tons of people were reporting issues similar to mine on the D and E series.

on my Precision M4500, I called Dell 1 day (24 hours) after the warranty expired.

Issue: The system would REFUSE to boot past the dell BIOS splash screen.
It would finally boot after 10 or so power cycle attempts.

Dell refused to "help" me but did give me some advice
now ... 1 month after the warranty expired - the issue is back

System Info:
Dell M4500
16GB DDR3 RAM (Dell Certified) - issue remains when I use the 8gb in my e6410
bluray drive (I also tried to boot using the dvd drive in my e6410, issue remains)
intel 6250 wifi/wimax card
gobi 2000 card
i7 cpu
NVidia FX 880 gpu
bios level a15
os: dual boot via GRUB - Ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7 ultimate (both 64 bit)

when it does finally boot, I get a message about intel management engine booting the factory image or something to that effect

it will NEVER boot past the bios splash screen on battery only (even with a new battery)
once booted, I can unplug and get about 2 1/2 hours of usage from the pc

I can access the bios settings with no issues - even on the "no-boot" power ups

once it does boot, there are no other issues

after reading on the internet I found this to be a COMMON problem
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A:Dell Precision M4500 - Wont boot past BIOS splash screen

I now have 2 M4500 that do the same thing. With Intel SpeedStep enabled, it refuses to boot. Both have SSD drives, 16GB DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA FX880 GPU. one has a i7-940 and the other a i7-920. I hope DELL steps up and fixes this issue in A16 BIOS update.

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I am having a problem with a precision M6700 with a Nvidia K4000m. I installed Windows 10 Pro in the UEFI mode and Legacy ROM enabled. Later, i enabled secure boot from the BIOS and now there is no display. Tried resetting by removing power and removing CMOS battery. No change.
Need immidiate assistance.

A:Dell Precision M6700 Nvidia k4000m no display at all after enabling Secure boot

Sounds like a tough one. Your support site has articles & threads about it.
Precision M6700 Support site

Computer Does Not Turn On Or Go Into Windows
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No Video
If the power indications are normal but there is never any video seen on the computer's display during the startup process, this probably indicates a No Video issue.
If you have a desktop computer and the monitor has its own power supply, make sure the monitor has a power indicator showing that it is turned on.
To troubleshoot a No Video issue, click on the links below:


For a notebook, press and hold the Fn key and then press the power button. This starts the pre-boot testing and will launch ePSA. ePSA will test video with a series of patterns. If they look fine but you want to test more, you can respond to the video test with "N" and ePSA will then launch the LCD BIST test. If you have a no video issue, you can either run the Fn+Power to enter ePSA or D+Power to run the LCD BIST.
=== EOQ =====

Resolve No Power, No POST, No Boot or No Video issues with your Dell Computer

Laptop M6700 Screen goes blank
Cure: Update the BIOS. Also suggests plugging in an external monitor.

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I'm facing the following issue with a Dell Precision 5510 laptop with latest bios 1.2.14 A13. It appeared suddenly, I just rebooted a working system.
The laptop does not boot anymore and the Dell logo is not shown, however, the diagnostic battery led blinks 2 times white and 2 times amber.
According to the error table that I found here http://www.dell.com/support/article/uk/en/ukdhs1/SLN295101/EN#2016_to_Present that means
System Board : BIOS, ROM Failure
and the suggested next steps are:

Flash BIOS to latest revision
If problem persists contact Tech Support for further troubleshooting
Did anyone had a similar experience?
How can I re-flash the BIOS from a non-booting machine?
I found some tricks for the Dell XPS 9350 (extracting HDR and ROM files from bios executable and plugging a USB drive) but they do not seem to apply to this laptop.
I found http://www.dell.com/support/article/uk/en/ukdhs1/SLN300716/en but I'm still unable to recover the computer. I keep getting the 3:3 blinking pattern, even after I put the latest BIOS (renamed to 'BIOS_IMG.rcv') into a newly formatted FAT32 USB stick (2 GB). I also tried with different USB sticks, and both USB ports.
Any help is really appreciated
Best regards,

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Hi. I have a Lenovo P50 that after doing recent Windows 10 updates, it now is not booting properly. When it boots, it brings me to a boot menu that is completely empty. It does not detect the hard drives, any external usb/hard drives, external DVD, etc. from the boot menu. If I run a diagnostics, that detects the drives for example, and all results come back fine.  If I try to go in to the BIOS and edit anything in the boot order, that too shows nothing. Also, the network boot option shows nothing.  I cannot figure out why there are no boot options appearing and why I also cannot even boot of a USB if I wanted to. 

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This is how I got my T5600 to work from a SSD SATA connected to a PERC 310H card and boot as UEFI. It can also be a SAS drive. In this example I was only using a single drive and have not attempted a RAID setup. 

I may have skipped some parts where you have to reboot. If I refer to the BIOS settings then you would have to reboot first. 

1. Setup hard drive as a NON-RAID drive. When booting it will appear as BIOS handled and NON-RAID.
2. Download the Windows 10 installer onto USB using Microsoft Media Tool.
3. Download the DELL T5600 Payload for T5600 and BIOS files (if needed). Install latest DELL BIOS if you have an existing older OS. 
4. Unzip the DELL driver payload onto the USB drive for Windows 10 and leave inside a folder called T5600.
5. Using a rear USB slot that is NOT USB 3. Go into F2 and load the USB stick under UEFI, it may have a strange name if the BIOS is old (such as INT13). Saqve changes. Reboot. Boot from the USB stick. 

6. Make sure the drive you are working on does not contain data you want to keep. Ideally you would disconnect any drive you dont want to accidentally alter. 
When given the option to select a hard drive, if necessary, delete any previous partitions so the drive is without any partitions. Then click the * NEW button. 
7. After clicking NEW it MUST generate 4 partitions, 3 system partitions + 1 OS partition (made by Windows installer). If it only has 2 partitions it will never work as a UEFI boot volume
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Hi guys,
I have a lab with 40 Dell OptiPlex 9030 AIO (touchscreen) desktops.  These computers all have up to date BIOS firmware.  They are running in UEFI mode with a well tested Windows 10 image, as are all of our labs.
The problem that I am running into is that these computers randomly, upon reboot, will enter the one-time boot menu screen instead of booting into Windows.
If I reboot the entire room, 2-6 random computers will enter into the one-time boot menu.  At that point I can either reboot the computer, or choose the Windows partition to enter enter into Windows.  The lab with this particular model of AIO is the only lab that is affected.  The computers that behave like this could be any of the 40 in the room, and the problem does not consistently happen.  It seems totally random.  When affected, the computer will reboot to the Dell logo screen, then the yellow Preparing One Time Boot Menu text will appear and they'll get stuck here.
I have not been able to dig up any potential causes to this problem.  I've thoroughly looked through the BIOS options, and I cannot see any settings that could be causing this to randomly happen.
This is a really strange problem that I have not encountered previously.  Any insight that you guys have would be really appreciated.  Please let me know if additional information would be helpful, I would be happy to provide it.  Thank you!

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I have lenovo g50-30 laptop , and I fully shutdown the laptop and close the lid,. Again am open the lid then auto power on and display novo boot menu.. any busy help mr for fix. This problem

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I have search for many hours for answers to questions on new Graphics Cards which require 8pin and 6 pin or 8pin and 8pin power connections aside from the motherboard supplied power and what the appropriate method was to connect the GPU cards to the 8 pin pcie power connections. This is complicated by the fact that the Precisions seem to only have 6pin cables installed with the towers regardless of the power supply that is installed.   Yes. Everyone understands hopefully that if you have, for example, a 450 watt power supply ( forget the efficiency aspect of the actual power supply) as I am interested in the mechanics of the  design.
The power supply connects to a PC board, which appears to be called "Power Supply extended card"
Now, looking at the connectors on this extended card, there is a "POWER_VGA1" 8pin connection on this extended card (bottom left black socket).  To this 8pin connector, on my T5600 and seemingly on all the others that have made similar inquiries, we all have a 8pin male connector that fit into the extended card. My 8pin connector has two sets of wires leaving the connector and becoming two 6 pin connectors, one of which 6pin connectors is plugged into my stock Quadro 5000 video card.
OK. So, now most people are wanting to change out the 6pin Quadro card with either an 8pin or 8 pin plus 6pin or 8pin and 8pin graphics card such as a GTX 980TI or GTX 1080 or GTX 1070 or AMDs similar card. 
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Trying to load Windows 10 from SCCM on a Dell 7470, with secure boot on I get the F1, F2, F5 menu with Operating System Loader has no signature. Incompatible with SecureBoot.
Have a desktop doing the same.
Any help appreciated! Google has found me nothing.

A:Dell 7470 UEFI Boot: F1 F2 F5 Menu

What version of WinPE was used to create the image?

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This is a recent model Optiplex 7010 running 32bit. Got a 64bit disc I want to install but can't even get to the boot menu. The Dell manual says to press F12 when the Dell logo appears on the screen after a restart. Tried that a dozen times but it still goes to Windows. Any way to access the boot menu from Windows?

A:How do I get to the boot menu on Dell Optiplex to install 64bit W7?

Pressing Delete is another option, or on some its F8, but push it too late and it will take you to safe mode.

Theres no way to access it from windows. but as default your DVD drive should be the primary boot order, so simply booting with the disc in will take you too the windows installation process

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I have a Dell 5010 and replaced the HDD after the original drive went faulty. I made a recovery drive on a USB flash so that I could do a reinstall after fitting the new drive. Anyway, after fitting the drive and restarting the laptop, it will not allow me to access the advanced boot menu. It just goes to a blank screen with a flashing cursor.
I have run the Dell diagnostics tool and there are no issues. This tool reported a faulty drive with the previous HDD which led to me replacing it.
Any suggestions?

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Hi everyone,
I am brand new on the forum and I have signed up specifically because I am having some problems with the Samsung SSD drive in my Dell Inspiron 3847 desktop,
At the moment I have it connected to sata port 0, exactly where the original HDD was plugged in. Although I am able to boot straight to Windows on the SSD with this configuration, I am unable to choose it as my primary boot drive because it is not showing in the boot menu, in a nutshell it is not listed in the bootable devices when I enter BIOS,
I spent around half an hour talking to a Dell technician on the telephone who walked me through some steps in the bios, but it still didn't show,
I contacted Dell support again today and spoke to a rather rude Guy in technical support who told me he could not help me with this, because the Inspiron 3847 has not been tested by Dell for SSD compatibility, he was most adamant that he could not help,
I am very frustrated by this whole affair because I have read articles, on this particular Forum in fact that suggests it is possible to install an SSD in this model,
Is there anybody within the community you can offer some support and tell me where I might be going wrong with this?, in its current configuration the SSD is working really great and fast, I'm just so confused as to why I can't use it as my primary drive?. I have formatted my original HDD and was planning to use this as extra storage,
If someone could help me with this I would be really grateful,
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