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Dell XPS 8900 Windows 7 and latest BIOS Update Computer Does Not Boot Windows

Q: Dell XPS 8900 Windows 7 and latest BIOS Update Computer Does Not Boot Windows

I bought a Dell XPS 8900 about a year ago and have had 0 issues with the setup. Tonight, the SupportAssist Dell App popped up saying my system needed critical system updates. Listed was a BIOS update (don't recall the version number). I let it install and update the BIOS but now my computer goes from the black and white DELL logo screen to a support assist white screen that appears because I have removed a fan in order to install a Radeon Fury X. I usually have to hit escape from that screen to load windows but instead the boot process starts all over again and I go back to the black and white DELL logo screen and the process stays in this endless loop. I have loaded the BIOS options and it says 2.1.10 as the BIOS version. I have tried to both use BIOS restore and Downgrade BIOS but nothing works and my system refuses to boot Windows. Is there an older BIOS version I can manually flash to correct this issue? I have had no issues with anything prior to updating the BIOS so can only assume that is the culprit. Perhaps an incorrect or corrupt BIOS upgrade? I let the computer do its thing and had no power outage, <profanity> thing just refuses to boot Windows. I cannot even get safe mode to come up (if I am using the proper keyboard command that is).

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A: Dell XPS 8900 Windows 7 and latest BIOS Update Computer Does Not Boot Windows

Did you try resetting BIOS by removing the motherboard battery and pressing/holding the power button for ~30 sec before reinstalling the battery?

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I just got a notificaiton on my Dell XPS 8900 that there is a new BIOS update.

I am currently on 2.1.0 dated 2015 12 11.  The new one is 2.1.3 dated 2016 02 05.
Fixes & Enhancements
Enhancements- Improved system stability for virtual machine environment - Improved system stability for long Media playback.- Updated Dell Diagnostic to 4302.15 
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http://www.dell.com/support/home/US/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=Y9V39
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Everything is working fine right now.  I was wondering if you recommend upgrading.  Also you can use this thread to discuss your experiences in upgrading to this new BIOS.

Thanks

A:Dell XPS 8900 BIOS Update 2.1.3 discussion

I went ahead and installed this update because this is such a new model I figured it is worth upgrading the BIOS the first few revisions they release. The upgrade went smooth and it is working fine for me now.

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Hi,
I have a new XPS 13 (Service tag 64K2KC2 ePSA Build 4304.07) that I have only had since the 16th of this month.
All has been fine until a couple of hours ago. A Dell message popped on the lower right hand corner to of the screen to tell me there was a Dell bios update. I selected to install the bios update and now the laptop will not boot.
I get the Dell logo and then a plain blue screen. 
Any ideas how to recover the system?

Thanks,

Richard

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Hi,
I really appreciate the good design of Dell Inspiration 7353 laptop, it's good, mostly indeed.
Recently I have a problem to use legacy boot (USB, DVD/CD, Internal HD, whatever), after I have upgraded the BIOS to the latest one (Inspiron_3153_3158_7353_7359_7568_1.13.0). Due to legacy boot is required in my daily work, so I will ask for help, see if anyone can give me a solution.
When I used the laptop without any BIOS upgrade, it can boot from any legacy driver (USB, etc) with Windows 7, 8+ etc. 
Then it had a small USB issue, I thought I should try to upgrade BIOS, see if this can help, then soon I started to regret, because I had found that all legacy boot is failed, the Windows 8.1 throw me into a BSOD, tell me PAGE FAULT error. I have tried USB, internal HD & DVD, all same.
Then I googled, saw someone had similar problem (not same), he cleared CMOS by pull out the battery, so I tried it without any hope, but surprisingly, when I pull out the battery and remove the connection of power adapter and laptop battery, by pressing the power button several time with & without power cord connected, then I installed the CMOS battery, laptop battery, restart the laptop.
When I press F12 to load the boot menu, it really can load legacy bootable device, but that's one time thing. After the system reboot, the problem back again, looks like if I want to boot into legacy bootable device, I will have to remove CMOS battery each time like above all...sad.
I thought ... Read more

A:Dell Inspiration 7353 BIOS Update bring legacy boot failed Windows 8.1

By the way, I also tried BIOS recovery from Dell support page, and the recovery screen never showed up at all, and the led blink with white & yellow, even when I plugin in a usb stick with latest flash rom renamed to BIOS_IMG.rcv, still not work.

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Hello I would like to ask:I updated my BIOS last night to the latest version. I am on Windows 10, HP Envy x360. I updated it sucessfully and I am not facing any issues as of now. I wasn't facing one before I updated. Everything was going smoothly but I saw in the HP Support Assistant that I have numerous things to update so I clicked it all & updated. When the BIOS finished installing the computer restarted and I continued updating the others (which included the BIOS internal) but in the middle of the update, I stopped it. And it said it's not applicable anymore. I clicked to update again & the other 3 (there was 4 of them including the BIOS internal) updated succesfully. I even contacted support at that same night to let them do the manual update to give me a peace of mind. The technician said I updated it correctly. But what I read on everyp site on the internet that not to update the BIOS. So I am worrying & scared right now because my laptop might encounter problems that weren't there before the update. I am regretting my decision, I am not a techy person and I don't understand the computer world very well yet I decided to update without knowing first what it was. I am very scared of what might happen because of my carelessness.My questions are:1. Will updating the latest version of the BIOS without any problems in the hardware or anything (it was running smoothly, I just recently purchased it) harm the laptop or give problems to the laptop?2. What can I do to... Read more

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Hi.My laptop is a Lenovo Flex 5 1570.Two hours ago I've received a notification of a new firmware version. I downloaded it, installed it and after that, Windows is unable to start and crashed with a blue screen.I've tried all recover and repair options, Safe Mode boot, and nothing sems to work.The only option left is to reinstall Windows, but I thing that it won't work, as the problem seems to be with the firmware update.Reinstalling Windows is a valid option?Is there a way to go back to the BIOS's previous version?What about the OKR option? Is there an OKR procedure for this machine?Regards, Gustavo

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Last Tuesday I initiated a windows shut down, after noticing windows update had installed updates.
The '... Installing updates ......  Do not shut off computer ... '
screen was displayed and I left the computer/updates to do their thing ... for the day, as it turns out.
 
Upon returning home that evening the computer was in the very same state.  Feeling I had little choice,
I hit the power button, turning the computer off.  Now my computer will not boot nor can I get into the bios.
When I power it up the fans start, the motherboard beeps once and then the Intel motherboard logo' screen
(the one with the 4 PF/bios/boot options) displays but I can not use any of the options.  It just hangs there. 
I can initiate re-boot with <alt+Ctrl+Delete> and/or boot button, but the same thing happens. Have checked
all connections, reseated the memory but the result is the same  ... HELP!
 
Intel Motherboard DH57DD with i7 processor

A:Windows Update did not shut down computer. Now it won't boot into bios even

Hello -
Is this a "home built" or "Brand name" computer ?
If it is a Brand name, please list the Make and Model
 
Thank You -

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Hi, I just bought the dell 7559 4k laptop, it works great but right after updating the laptop with latest windows 10 update, there is a weird mouse lag on the desktop screen. The lag only seems to appear on the desktop, or if the mouse if hover over the taskbar at the bottom. The lag is really annoying and its hard to describe, like the mouse cursor just move very very slowly, sometime you will do the action (moue your finger on the touchpad) but the mouse wont move, and then suddenly it will move. If someone else is having this issue with the Dell 7559 4k series please let me know if there is a solution. I have alredy updated the BIOS, updated all intel driver and the nvidia drivers.

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Hey guys, I just did a recent BIOS update, followed up by a rather large Windows update. My camera is now not recognized and I re-downloaded drivers from the lenovo site which didn't help either. Anyone having this problem, and if so have you found a solution?

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I have a Lenovo aio, since the latest windows 10 update pc won't boot up all I get is a black screen with the Lenovo logo
 

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i wanted to reinstall  windows from an usb stick made on my computer but can not boot from usb i have tried setting up the bios first boot on efi USB  but even later of use the boot menu on novo  shortcut do not appear the booteable usb  on boot menu i have tried with 3  usb sticks and do not get the usb  boot and the most strange thing the set ups that  made on the boot  part on the bios do not get saved and     i link this glitch with the fact that recently i  reinstalled windows and also used the lenovo driver  update service which also contained an update for the bios . best regards Francisco

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This morning I got an alert about an automatic update that needed to be installed, and I had to go out anyway, so I shut down the computer. A few hours later, I got back and booted it back up. After an unusually long boot up time, I managed to get to my desktop, only to find that my computer couldn't load any of the desktop icons, and was virtually unresponsive to anything I did. Even ctrl-alt-del didn't do anything. So I manually restarted and tried again. Same thing. Eventually I tried booting into safe mode, which works absolutely fine.

I've tried turning off desktop icons, disabling various unnecessary start-up services/processes, running anti-virus software (which came back negative), and finally uninstalling the Windows updates that seemingly caused this. None of it has had any effect. The only updates left from that set of updates are miscellaneous Microsoft Office patches that I can't uninstall in safe mode.

I've spent a couple hours searching online for someone else with a similar problem, and I only found one forum post about a problem like this. That person, however, solved it by uninstalling MSE, which isn't (and has never been, to my knowledge) installed on this computer.

This is a 64x computer, if that helps any. A million thanks to anyone who can figure out how to fix this.

A:Since the latest Windows Update, I can't boot normally without crashing.

First, what update was just installed, and was it successful? Second, if you revert to a restore point prior to that update, does the PC work again properly?

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Everything was working fine before I installed the latest Windows 10 automatic update. Now I can boot to the login screen and things looks good, but after I login I?m stuck on a black screen.

I can see a mouse cursor and if I hit curl+alt+del I immediately get the customary blue screen with options to Lock, Switch User, Sign Out, etc. But if I choose the Task Manager option I go back to the black screen and get a spinning cursor for a few seconds, then it goes back to being a regular cursor and nothing happens. So basically I?m stuck on this black screen. It?s not COMPLETELY black, since I can see the cursor, I just can?t go anywhere.

I can also, sort of, boot into safe mode. After login I?m on a black screen that says ?safe mode? in the corner and I see black and white Windows start button in the bottom left. Unfortunately, moving the cursor anywhere to the edge of the screen (eg over the Windows start button) shows a spinning cursor and if I click, it says ?The application is not responding. The program may respond again if you wait. Do you want to end the process?? but of course neither option has any effect, it?s always a spinning cursor.

Any ideas?

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Everything was working fine before I installed the latest Windows 10 automatic update. Now I can boot to the login screen and things looks good, but after I login I?m stuck on a black screen.

I can see a mouse cursor and if I hit curl+alt+del I immediately get the customary blue screen with options to Lock, Switch User, Sign Out, etc. But if I choose the Task Manager option I go back to the black screen and get a spinning cursor for a few seconds, then it goes back to being a regular cursor and nothing happens. So basically I?m stuck on this black screen. It?s not COMPLETELY black, since I can see the cursor, I just can?t go anywhere.

I can also, sort of, boot into safe mode. After login I?m on a black screen that says ?safe mode? in the corner and I see black and white Windows start button in the bottom left. Unfortunately, moving the cursor anywhere to the edge of the screen (eg over the Windows start button) shows a spinning cursor and if I click, it says ?The application is not responding. The program may respond again if you wait. Do you want to end the process?? but of course neither option has any effect, it?s always a spinning cursor.

Any ideas?

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Someone... Please HELP! I did an automatic windows update last night. Now, my computer is so sluggish that I can't use it. (I'm a freelance digital designer) It is slow to load... but eventually does. And then, it creeps at openning programs. Now, when the computer is on, I get a Windows message: Virtual Memory Minimum is Too Low.

I cannot access the internet because AOL won't load properly. (I'm at a friend's computer right now) I am able to start in "Safe Mode" so I did and uninstalled the latest Windows update using "add/remove" but that didn't help. I also deleted the contents in the Temp Folder for all users and the Temporary Internet Files. I searched for f3initialsetup1.0.0.8.inf to delete it from my Downloaded Program Files but I didn't have it. I maintain my PC well. I use Norton Anit-Virus 2006 and update my definitions regularly. I disc defrag once every month.

I have my hijack log if you want me to post it. I'm not sure if that is allowed. If so, let me know and could someone please parse through it and offer any advice? I'm desperate. I know I have a lot of programs running at startup. I'd like as little running as possible but I'm not sure what to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Latest Windows Update Slowed Computer

You are not hijacked if all you did was a Windows Update.The first thing you should try is Windows System Restore to revert your system state to before the problem began.You access it in the following way:start/programs/accessories/system tools/system restoreSelect a highlighted date from before you did the update.Follow directions on screen.Reboot.After your system is operating properly I would recommend you do a few scans to find any malware that may be residing on your computer.The following are WEB BASED SCANS that require Internet Explorer to access them. You may be prompted to allow Active X components to be installed - allow them:Panda Activescan http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htmhttp://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htmTrend Micro antivirus and malware scan:http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scanEtrust Anti-virus web scannerhttp://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx.Avast Online scanhttp://onlinescan.avast.com/F Secure online scanhttp://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.htmlEwido Online scanhttp://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/Trojan scans ? Sygate Trojanscanhttp://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html Windows Security Trojanscanhttp://windowsecurity.com/trojanscanSee instructions for it here:http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.aspParasite scan from Aumha:http://www.aumha.org/a/noads.phpandhttp://www.aumha.org/win5/a/noads2.htmAfter addressing any malware go back to Windows or Microsoft ... Read more

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Ever since the windows update on 10/14/14, my computer has been loading slowly. Games and apps which took 10 seconds to load up now take 2-5 minutes. I'm using Windows 7 Home SP1.

A:Latest windows update slowing down my computer

DETAILS, Please!

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)
Open Event Viewer
click on the Windows logs entry in the left pane to expand it.
Now click on the Application entry - wait while it loads.
Click on 'File' in the menu bar and select Save...
Save the file as Appevt.evtx
Repeat for the System log
then zip both, and upload them.

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Hi, 
I am trying to clean install Windows 7 Ultimate on a Dell XPS 8900 that originally came with Windows 10 installed. The installation keeps going until almost to the end then gives me error message that says"Windows setup could not finish installing hardware for computer...  I have used killdisk to wipe the hard drive and still get the same error. Can anyone please help me with this issue?

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hi, I posted the same question on MS newsgroup but since nobody replies to it and there are about 8 people with the same problem, I thought that I look somewhere else for answer. I'm in the middle of formatting a hard drive, doing the research while waiting. good thing I have another computer to use.

I installed the latest MS Windows Update this afternoon (about 10 hours ago) and it renders my computer unusable. the computer won't boot, it just got stuck on the Windows XP screen where the blue bars go from left to right. after about 2-3 runs, it started to get very slow and the little blocks that make up the bars shows up very slowly like in slow motion. I don't (can't) remember the exact KB number, but I remember installing about 7-8 updates. the critical (required) ones are the malicious software removal thing, a patch for IE6, outlook express patch, ms word patch. then I add the root something update and an update for my network card.

then it told me to reboot the computer but the computer will not boot. I tried another hard drive that I haven't used since March, it performs the same "problem", the bars go for about 2-3 runs then it started to get very slow. then it just sits there, stuck, until I press the reset button. I'm currently formatting this hard drive and leaving the updated one untouched because I don't want to have to format that one. too much data and too many programs to reinstall (I want clean install and clea... Read more

A:computer (HDD) is unresponsive after installing latest Windows Update

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Hi, So 2 nights ago my computer updated the new Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems.  It's working ok when in use, but after my computer goes on a screen saver mode and I return to it, a black screen comes on with nothing except for the cursor.  I can't do anything so I have to manually shut it down (today I've done this 3 times already) and once it comes back up, it takes longer to take me to the log in screen and then log in.I'm frustrated and mad that this new update is affecting the performance in my computer. Please help asapThanks in advanceMarjorie

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Greetings!

I have Acer Aspire 5750G. My current BIOS version is 1.07. The latest version is 1.12.

There are a few versions in between. Should I do incremental updates and reach 1.12 or should I just go direct to 1.12?

Many Thanks!

A:BIOS - Incremental updates to latest vrsn or direct update to latest?

Bios updates are cumulative, so you only need the latest.

You also don't need to update the bios unless there is a fix in it/them that fixes an issue you may be having. For the most part updating the bios is as easy as updating a driver, only if a bios update goes wrong you can't roll back to the old and you basically end up with a nice paperweight.

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Hi folks,
When windows 10 was first released I downloaded it and burned to DVD using the media creation tool from Microsoft.
As windows 10 has now had a major update, and I want to create a DVD with that update on it, without having to reinstall it later, as I have other partitions on my computer to update to 10 as well.
So my query is, does anyone know if I was to download windows 10 32 bit from Microsoft again (using the media creation tool from Microsoft) will it include the latest major update to 10?
Thanks for any help

A:Is windows 10 latest big update included in latest media creation tool

Microsoft has made available a download able iso for win 10 1511. If you don't see download link on win pc then try on some other device.. like an android phone or tablet. That's how I got it downloaded and had clean installed. Hope this helps.

EDIT link: Windows 10 ISO

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We have been experiencing issues executing the BIOS update from within Windows.  All our systems are Windows 7 Enterprise with latest patches.  When running the BIOS update, the machine will hang and explorer process will crash.  No progress or indication that the application is running are present.  
Has anyone else seen this issue with the latest BIOS packages?  

Thanks

A:Dell BIOS Update in Windows

For us or our users to assist in troubleshooting, we need more information.* What specific Dell computer models?* What BIOS are you trying to install? You need to install each BIOS in order of oldest to newestLaptop Instructions =- Disconnect all external peripherals from the laptop- The AC adapter must be connected- Close all unnecessary applications- Download the BIOS to the windows desktop- Run the BIOS- You must allow the BIOS itself to restart the computer. Do NOT force a restart manually. This could break the motherboard

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I recently purchased an XPS 8900 with Win 10 Home installed. I want to run the OS & apps off an SSD, but the methods to get that to happen have not worked so far, namely cloning the HD to the SSD. Pretty much everything I've seen on the forums here and on the internet don't seem to take into consideration UEFI, which has proven be an enormous PITA in this process, as i have to keep switching between UEFI and Legacy modes to get the system to (try to) boot off the SSD.
The install is fresh - i.e. no user data yet, so I'm not worried about losing that data. The recovery partitions are intact. I created a recovery USB drive from within Windows 10. Any guidance on this would be welcome. Thanks!

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I installed the latest BIOS update today (2.2.1) and noticed that when installing Windows 7 my screen flashes oddly right before the Starting Windows logo comes swirling in. Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience with this update. It doesn't happen with Windows 10.
For what it's worth, I occasionally tinker with Windows 7, although I use 10 most of the time. I have 10 backed up with Macrium Reflect (which I re-install from a Macrium Windows PE disk in a matter of minutes), and I use this image of 7 on a usb stick. 

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(I accidentally posted this same thing in the 'Laptop' discussion section. I hope a moderator can remove the previous post)
I installed the latest BIOS update today (2.2.1) and noticed that when installing Windows 7 my screen flashes oddly right before the Starting Windows logo comes swirling in. Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience with this update. It doesn't happen with Windows 10.
For what it's worth, I occasionally tinker with Windows 7, although I use 10 most of the time. I have 10 backed up with Macrium Reflect (which I re-install from a Macrium Windows PE disk in a matter of minutes), and I use this image of 7 on a usb stick. 

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Dear sirs
i AM READY ?now? TO BUY A windows 7 Pro XPS on sale?  The last one I bought was ABOUT 16 month ago and it as an XPS 8700.  IT HAS BEEN FIELD TESTED BY MY 13/14 YEAR gRANDSON AND HAS PERFORMED FLAWLESSLY.
IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE OF THESE UNITS ON CLEARANCE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.  You originally quoted me one of these units at $814 on the 11th of July. You also said that you had some leeway in being able to lower that price.. I'm ready to buy one today if you could lower the quote to $775 inclusive of Tax.
VERY SINCERELY
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ACCOUNT NUMBER 139138627
[email protected]
954-340-8585         MOBILE
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A:Purchase of a new Dell XSP 8900 with Windows 7 Pro operating system

This is a user-to-user forum and isn't the way to contact Dell. And, NEVER post personal info such as your account or phone numbers here. Edit your post to remove them right away.
If you want to purchase a PC, go to Dell's Shop page where you can pick the system you want or click the popup to chat with a Dell sales representative.

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It was not just annoying that a brand new Dell XPS 8900 tower that was shipped with Windows 7 Pro pre-installed refused to update, but appalling to learn that Dell Support refused to help resolve the issue.  The told me to talk to Microsoft as if they would ever help.  When escalated to a manager I was instructed that the entire system should be reloaded from scratch.  I solved the issue with the updating and learned that Dell is shipping Windows 7 Pro machines with images that will not update without manual intervention.  Would share the solution with the community if someone senior in Dell Support wants to contact me. Clearly the telephone and the online chat people understand the issue or care about the solution.

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CURSE YOU MICROSOFT! few hours ago my xps 8900 is working fine then wife called me for dinner and I decided to turn off my PC. It asked me if I want to install the update and shutdown or restart. I choose shutdown. after eating dinner I went back and booted up the machine and asked me for my password. While I was typing I noticed that I was not connected to my network anymore but I still proceeded logging in. After I press enter it just hanged on the looping circle and I was cursing after that. Can't even do control, alt+ del. I have to turn off the PSU. Did the same thing more than 10 times same result. I was ready to hurt somebody.
Good thing I have a backup laptop that has the exact programs and setup as the xps 8900 and good thing my data files are in a network external drive. So I went looking at the web and saw tons of people having problems after the windows update. The dell recovery drive I made does not even want to work and I know it works before as I already did a full recovery with the USB when I did a SSD upgrade. Now I am forced to use a stock windows 10 recovery disk I have to reinstall the OS......this just stinks......so to all of you out there DO NOT UPDATE WINDOW 10 OR GO BACK TO WINDOWS 7! which I am thinking of doing. Good thing Bill Gates is not my neighbor or else I will <deleted> because of this mess.
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It was not just annoying that a brand new Dell XPS 8900 tower that was shipped with Windows 7 Pro pre-installed refused to update, but appalling to learn that Dell Support refused to help resolve the issue.  The told me to talk to Microsoft as if they would ever help.  When escalated to a manager I was instructed that the entire system should be reloaded from scratch.  I solved the issue with the updating and learned that Dell is shipping Windows 7 Pro machines with images that will not update without manual intervention.  Would share the solution with the community if someone senior in Dell Support wants to contact me. Clearly the telephone and the online chat people understand the issue or care about the solution.

A:BRAND NEW XPS 8900 with Windows 7 Pro Will Not Update

This is a Microsoft issue not a Dell issue. SP1 is a start.
Then the DOTNET 4.6.2 offline installer.
Then the update troubleshooter.
Its not a one shot one reboot 5 minute fix it takes hours to download hundreds of hotfixes at a time in more than 3 reboot install sessions.
The DOTNET can lead to endless checking for updates forever with multiple multiple failures.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2714434
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53344
 

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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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Hello and Thanks in Advance.

I am experiencing BSOD crashes and a buggy driver could be the culprit. Dell recommends updating the BIOS prior to the drivers.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/982135-learned-source-problem-bsod-but.html

I checked Dell's website and the current BIOS for my machine is A08 and my system at present is A05, so maybe this should be done anyway.

The BIOS update is just a .exe file.and its description is "Dell Computer Flash BIOS Upgrade."

I am afraid to run the BIOS update in "normal mode" because of these persistent crashes. Who knows what state my computer will be in if it crashes/freezes during a BIOS update.

My computer runs fine in "Safe Mode." Would it be OK to update my BIOS through Safe Mode so that I don't have to worry about my computer crashing in the middle of the update? Does the computer care if this is done through safe or normal mode? Should I log in as an administrator to do this also?

If anyone has any advice, I am all ears. Thanks!

Chris
 

A:Is it OK to run the Dell update BIOS application in Windows Safe Mode?

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I have a Dell Studio 540s desktop purchased in 2008 which originally had Windows Vista, 32-bit OS factory installed.  I have since upgraded to Windows 7, 32-bit and when I recently attempted to update the BIOS after an error prompt, I found that Dell only provides updated drivers for Windows 7, 64-bit OS.  Is there any way of updating my BIOS, the last version being 2009?  

A:Dell Studio 540s desktop BIOS update for Windows 7, 32-bit OS.

From the Bios file page =

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I replaced the hard drive in my Dell Dimension E521, with a new 320GB (non Dell Specific) WD unit, and loaded Windows 7 Pro (again, non Dell specific version). The old hard drive was bad.

I downloaded the 1.1.11 BIOS update (http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDeta...) to a bootable USB flash drive. When I boot the computer off of the flash drive, it comes up with the C: thing and does nothing else.

Am I supposed to type something in there, to get it to update the BIOS or access the file on the flash drive?

I'm kind of new to this stuff, but learning...

I want to update the BIOS, to be able to install the AMD Athlon 64 X 2 6000+ processor. The current version is 1.1.6.

Thanks in advance for any advice...

Rich

A:Dell E521 Bios Update Question with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

i believe you are suppose to run the bios update program from within windows. So when you have windows running; try running the bios update there.

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I own an xps 8900 and a upgraded psu Corsair 650 W and I want to update to a gtx 1060 , I should be ok with my psu but what length or dimensions of the 1060 is the max ? I was thinking about getting the EVGA 1060 FTW which is 10.5" long, or do I need to get a shorter version of the 1060 ?

A:Dell XPS 8900 and video card update

MSI GTX 970 4G Gaming is 10.91" x 5.51" and it fits fine in an 8700.
8700s and 8900s have the same case.
This thread has a bunch of different cards and some with pics in the 8700s
en.community.dell.com/.../19611037
checkout page 26 for one of ours with the 970.

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Two months ago bought a Dell 8900 from Best Buy. After 20 days, it would not start, same with the next 8900 replacement... only fewer days. The first gameware as a replacement did not start at all. The Alienware Aurora worked beautifully for 3 days and then would not start. In the 8900's,,, got the blinking amber lights on the start button. Tech is coming to replace motherboard. What the heck is happening? Could it be the monitor... or the external hard drive or what? Come on Dell,,, what's up? I have a Dell XP Laptop as a back up using the same external hard ddrive.

A:Dell 8900, Gaming Computer, Dell Alienware Aurora

There is a power issue with the external hard drive.

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Hi all,The laptop I'm having issues with is ProBook 430 G2Last night I reinstalled my operating system on my laptop and when installing drivers for my new windows 10, I downloaded the bios update and installed it. After the update finished  the laptop restarted to apply the update for the bios but it didn't boot up since. When I press the power button the lights turn on for 2-3 seconds and then it just shuts down again and the screen is black the whole time.  I tried Removing the battery and the power supply, and holding the power button for a minute, it didn't do anything. I also tried holding the Windows + B and power button that doesn't seem to do anything either, but the capslock LED turns on and stays on until I try to turn the machine on again, not sure why. It seems like the bios update did something to the machine but I'm not sure what and how to fix it. Any help would come in handy, thanks a lot!

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Hello all,
Just bought this laptop from ebay and I am looking to upgrade my current BIOS (A03) to the latest one (A23). But I am not able to install this latest BIOS (A23) unless my current BIOS is (A05). I follow the instruction on Dell support site and trying to download (A05) but it does not show anything in the links.
Where can I find this (A05) BIOS for my laptop?
Here is the instruction provided by Dell Driver and Download:
Note:
1. Please note that if the A04 or before A04 BIOS is currently installed on your system, you must first update to A05 BIOS and then flash to the latest A-rev BIOS.A05 link: www.dell.com/.../DriverDetails2. Please note that if the A05 or after A05 BIOS and before A08 is currently installed on your system, you must first update to A08 BIOS and then flash to the latest A-rev BIOS.A08 link: www.dell.com/.../DriverDetails
Looking forward for your assistant and thanks in advance for all your help.

A:Dell E6420 older BIOS A05 A08 need in order to install latest BIOS

You can get all the BIOS versions here:
http://downloads.dell.com/published/pages/latitude-e6420.html 

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Hello everybody,
When we turn this machine on, 
The error is always bring with "Preparing Automatic repair" and "Diagnosing your PC"

When i restart machine "it said, your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart"etc...
These error are same thing!
What should i do? 
Best regards, 

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Hello,

I updated my bios and now both my operating systems are unable to boot. I get missing ntldr on boot up. I am able to boot up using a paragon boot disk to get into windows 7
it looks like my windows xp drive was c it is now d: and my windows 7 drive was d: it is now c: I am able to run my programs in windows 7 when I boot up with the paragon boot disk would like to get these operating systems booting on there own again I have tried
1. bootrec /RebuildBcd
2. bootrec /FixMbr
3.bootrec /Fixboot

still I get missing ntldr pulling my hair out trying to figure this out.

Thanks
J.T.

A:windows 7 and xp unable to boot after bios update

Hi JT -Is this on 2 systems or a Dual Boot system ??Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:•Flush DNS•Report IE Proxy Settings•Reset IE Proxy Settings•Report FF Proxy Settings•Reset FF Proxy Settings•List content of Hosts•List IP configuration•List last 10 Event Viewer log•List Installed Programs•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.•List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Thank You -

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After just fixing a laptop from my neightbour, all of a sudden my own pc isn't working at all.

There was a big(?) Windows 7 update and I clicked on rebooting. The pc never booted. The screen was staying black, led monitor was orange, nothing. No startup beebs, nothing.
Fans are working though, MB led is green.

I manually restarted the pc several times but I can't even access Bios. NumLock key on the keyboard isn't responding either! I guess a corrupted BIOS?

My system:
Asus P7H55-M/USB3
iCore 3 1156 530
6GB DDR Memory
Crucial SSD M500 240GB
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Geforce EN210

Any help is appreciated!
 

A:After Windows 7 update, no boot, can't access Bios

Can you clear the bios by pulling the button battery and then try booting? Some motherboards have dual-bios and you can restore a back up bios if you are lucky
 

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I could not prevent widows form updating, each time it did I had to do a system restore to be able to boot. After the last time, I cannot boot windows, boot from dvd or usb or enter BIOS. ACER and microsoft have been no help at all, please let me know if anyone knows of this error caused by the critical updates, I have another pc running on windows 10 and don't want to face this issue on that one as well

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Hello guys, I'm new to this forum. And I hope I find a solution here.

It all started when I was updating drivers and came across updating the BIOS on my working Dell XPS 400. After Updating it, the BIOS was flashed. Once it rebooted a Post showing came up and at the bottom it said "BIOS updated successfully. AFTER that the computer made a total of 6 long beeeeeeeps with no display, monitor light is orange not green. So I shut down the computer and try to turn it on...it turns on for a half of a second and powers down...after 3 seconds it turns on...however no Display...no light on the keyboard or mouse..I just get those 6 long beeeeeeps one after the other.

I tried the following:
-removing battery for 30secs=Did not work
-removing battery for 30mins=Did not work
-Clearing the CMOS, moving the jumpers from 1/2 to 2/3=Did not work

I was read some similar problems and most say the Mobo could be dead. How could a simple BIOS update cause this. There has to be a solution. Anyhow I yet have to try removing the RAM, Vcard, any other attached hardware inside to see what happens. I cannot hit any keys on a keyboard that does not respond aswell..so that holding the insert key=Did not work


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A:Dell XPS400 won't boot up after BIOS update

On some motherboards removing the battery, in and of itself is not enough. You need a jumper. List the model number of your motherboard.
 

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Hi, I am desperately in need of some HELP!!! 3 days ago, I performed a series of updates sent out by Dell on my XPS 8900 Desktop, including updating the BIOS from version 2.1.3 to 2.1.8. Everything went fine until the final reboot after the BIOS update. After repeatedly getting a blue screen and system shutdown, I was given the option of restoring the computer to the last known working configuration/reverting the hard drive, which I did. Now, everything works fine UNTIL I get to the login screen at which point my keyboard and mouse freezes up. I've tried both a wired mouse and keyboard as well as the wireless on that was originally in it, but to NO avail, it still freezes up at the login screen. I've tried regular mode, safe mode, and every available mode, but again, to no avail. The BIOS version is showing as 2.1.8 and I don't have the option in BIOS setup to roll it back to 2.1.3. I contacted Dell Customer Support via telephone and the representative told me that I will have to reinstall the OS (Windows 7 Ultimate), which is NOT an option, as I have files on it that UNFORTUNATELY, I did NOT back up, and CAN'T afford to lose. I've searched the internet, but still have not been able to solve the problem, which according to my research, has to do with the usb ports losing power during the boot up process, which I know to be true because I can use the mouse and keyboard until it get's to the Window logo screen, at which point the power lig... Read more

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Anyone doing a fresh install of Windows 7 should manually install SP1 (if needed).

The Windows Update Agent was renamed to Windows Update Client.

Manually requesting a search for Windows Updates on a Windows 7 computer with SP1 install should prompt the user to install a pre-SP1 Windows Update (WU) Agent (7.6.7600.320). Seems odd.

That old WU Agent worked just fine until Microsoft changed the update servers. The info coming back from the servers seems to now cause high RAM/CPU usage for some computers... but that old WU Agent should eventually get the job done. The computer might be useless for any other task for 24+ hours.

You can skip installing that old WU Agent and manually install the latest WU Client instead. Or, you can manually install the latest WU Client over top of that old WU Agent.

However, below is what I encountered when I went to install the latest Windows Update Client on a W7 pro 64bit SP1 computer.

I started by using these search terms in Google:
"Windows Update Client" "March 2016" "Windows 7"
As this post ages, replace "March 2016" with the current month/year.
If that does not find the desired KB, try the previous month.

That lead me to this link for March 2016: KB3138612.

The W7 pro 64bit SP1 computer has IE8 installed by default.

Visiting KB3138612 via IE8 got me this:


Clicking on the link to update the browser got me this:


Clicking on the link to "Continue to this website" got me... Read more

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I've been experiencing a completely black screen after my BIOS loads. A Windows update hit my computer last night and since then, the OS completely fails to boot.

Both hard drives (system volume and storage) are present and accounted for in the BIOS.

I tried Startup Repair by booting with my Windows disc, but it detected no problems and told me that my OS boots perfectly. Also tried some method I found on a forum saying Startup Repair must be run three times, but I got the same result each time.

Next step was System Restore. I have tried restoring from several different restore points, but I get an error message each time. Something vague, along the lines of "System Restore has failed." This is pretty worrying.

I tried to "upgrade" my Windows installation from the disc, but the next screen said to restart, then boot into the OS, then "restart the upgrade." No use to me since I can't boot my OS at all.

Anything to do with Safe Mode isn't an option either, since there is absolutely nothing happening after my BIOS loads up. Just a completely black screen. No Windows logo. No blinking cursor. Nothing.

All I can think of now is backing up my personal files and reformatting/reinstalling Windows from scratch, but I really, really do not want to do that. Any help would be much appreciated!

EDIT: Forgot to mention, my computer has always had a habit of crashing/BSODing at the most inopportune times due to some crappy music hardware I own. Not reall... Read more

A:Black Screen After BIOS. Windows Will Not Boot Since Update

Help me before I reformat and/or kill myself

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