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Dell XPS15 99550 i7/16GB 4K 500 SSD - Last bios update -1.2.16 System BIOS - big issues

Q: Dell XPS15 99550 i7/16GB 4K 500 SSD - Last bios update -1.2.16 System BIOS - big issues

Hello All,
3 days ago I applied the latest bios update to my 1-year old XPS15, running latest and fully patched 64 bit Windows 10 public release.
Since then
A) plugin a rather simple USB-3 hub into the system prevents the laptop from Booting into BIOS, or if manages to do that
B) plugin said USB-3 hub after full windows boot, freezes both USB ports devices. The unfreeze can be overcame by unplugging the hub and then other device and then re-pluging both
C) after step B, windows explorer becomes very unstable and does not even show all the folder contents to some programs "open file" function.
D) the system does not recover anymore from plain S3 sleep, triggering a windows hard reboot.
I'm afraid the bios option to roll-back the bios version was not active, so I'm stuck.
Finally, the latest Intel diver published at the same time does not install cleanly after the bios update (although I managed to get it to show in the "program files" section.
I always apply the latest updates for drivers and bios promptly as main security policy and so far the system has behaved very well (Maybe with the exception of Hibernation from sleep time out, which always has been a bit faulty)

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Preferred Solution: Dell XPS15 99550 i7/16GB 4K 500 SSD - Last bios update -1.2.16 System BIOS - big issues

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


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

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i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help     my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

A:i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

You need to place a voice call to Dell support --- they'll provide you an unlock key upon validation of ownership.

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Have a Dell desktop, XPS 8900.

A pop up presumably from Dell says it wants to "update" my System BIOS.

Sounds scary.

Isn't the BIOS the complete "guts" of the OS ?
Whys should an update be necessary ?

Should I do it ?


A:DELL Wants To Update My System BIOS: Questions On, Please ?

The BIOS (Basic Input Output System) is the chip that controls your system during boot up until it is "transferred" to the OS itself.
(That's a nutshell description, but should suffice here).

It is not the OS, but the SW "Guts" of your computer (Motherboard).

Whether or not to upgrade:

First, what does the update correct? They should list that info, or link to it.

In general, I'm the type to always update the BIOS if a new firmware is released, that said though, my mainboard has three separate BIOS's that I can switch to, so if one is borked by an update, or changes I make, I can go back to the original (I leave one on the original for that purpose).

If all is well on your system, you do not have to perform the update at all, and that may be the best advice I can give you, especially if you are questioning it to begin with, but if you are willing to do it, depending on what it may change for your system, it may be worthwhile.

I'll review it and post later, or others may chime in as they see fit.

UPDATE: I checked the Dell site for your system, but don't see an update for today, that's not to say anything malicious is going on, but can you give more details on the pop up?

What version it wants to update you to? Etc.
You could also boot into your BIOS and give us the version you are on, if you are several versions "behind" the most current one, it may also be beneficial to do it, again depending on what I outlined above.

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I updated from A19 to A22 and even back down to A19 on my OptiPlex 755...  Now it skips lines when I try to change settings in BIOS or when I boot to a DOS USB drive it double types letters.  Never happened before until after this update.  I ran into this a few years ago and I know its a simple fix, but I can't seem to remember what I did.  It does not happen in Windows 7.  I've swapped the keyboard, etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Hi I am trying to update BIOS  F 64.Rev A, but getting error messege can't update system bios file due c:\SWSetup\SP77971\ROM.CAB missing please help me,,,,,,

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 I am receiving this message when I run sp76205: The system BIOS update file (c:\SWSetup\SP76205\hpqflash\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated." SP76205 was just released in June 2016 and I noticed other user are experiencing the same issue with it. Please provide a fix BIOS update or explain how to run this current update...

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Quite suddenly I'm getting a frequent popup in a small window that says "Dell Update, 1 update is ready to install. Dell Inspiron 2350 System BIOS" The options are "Install now" and "Remind me later". Does this look legitimate? If so, is it something I want to do? My computer is almost 4 years old and it's running fine. I hate to risk breaking something. I'm running the latest Windows 10 Creators Update.

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System: Dell Inspiron 5557
Bios: from 1.2.4 to 1.2.5
Everything went fine when updating BIOS. After, no video (dell splash screen), no video on entering BIOS. But If I turn on the machine and let it boot, after windows loads, video start working.
No lucky on ctrl+esc or entering the bios (I cant see anything at all). All bios strategies not working. I tried to downgrade bios inside windows 10, but it still persists on 1.2.5.

Help me please!

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Vostro 3400
Service Tag: 2YCCQP1 | Express Service Code: 6430164517Dell Vostro 3400 System BIOS update failed
Before Bios Version : A10Update to : A12
Affter updated, Can't boot to bios, Blank sceen
Help me please.
Thank you.

A:Dell Vostro 3400 System BIOS update failed

Did the update process complete, or did you power the system off before it was done?

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BIOS updates to my ThinkPad T460p seem to have been fine, up until going from 2.19 to 2.20.  Upon trying to upgrade to 2.20, I get the following message:  I cannot boot from USB key, I get the same issue.  This includes attempting with an older BIOS like 2.18; the same error message occurs even when not in Windows. Is there a way to force-flash the BIOS to get it back on track or is there some option I can try?  I only have a few remaining days left on my warranty, so I don't have much time left to open a support case if there's nothing else I can do other than replace the mainboard.

A:T460p BIOS update fails; "The BIOS does not match this system"

Call support.  Whatever happens, you should get the issue documented while the system is under warranty.  In U.S., the number is 1-800-426-7378

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Hello all, this is my first time posting here so please forgive any mistakes/oversights. I've just updated my Samsung laptop's system BIOS via their software update program, and my Nvidia GPU (GT 650m DDR3) no longer seems to work. The Nvidia control panel is still there, and it still gives me the option to select which programs use the GPU, but there is no GPU actitivity showing up. Also,I've tried playing Skyrim (which auto-detects the PC's graphics cards) , and the game no longer seems to detect the Nvidia GPU (just the Intel integrated graphics).

My laptop model is NP550PC7, with 6 gig of ram, and an i7 quad core CPU, and the OS is Window 7 Home Premium 64bit.

I've tried looking in the BIOS but I can't seem to find anything related to the GPU or display options. Any help or avice is much appreciated.

A:Problems with Nvidia gpu post BIOS system BIOS update.


Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?


Please navigate to:

Start> Control panel> Swith to icon view> device manager.
Look under "Display Adapters"

Is the Nvidia GPU listed there? If so are there any yellow symbols etc?



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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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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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Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more

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I replaced the mobo on my Dell 5510. Purchased from Dell. Sticker on mobo says BIOS ver A05. About every other day I get blue screen and physical dump of memory. My system info says my BIOS ver is A07. How do I go about changing BIOS? Is it as simple as pulling battery for 15 seconds? Some have offered this suggestion but I get a little worried at "friends" advice.

A:Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

Removing the battery won't change the BIOS version. You need to download the version you require from the Dell site. From Windows you "flash" the BIOS. Take your time preparing for this. If anything goes wrong you will wreck your motherboard.

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From my online searches and research this has happened to more than a few Dell XPS 8910 owners. We received an Update notice from Dell that included four "Urgent" updates one of which was a BIOS update. I admit that I was not thinking clearly as I have read to never update a working BIOS, but in my haste I just clicked OK to all updates. When the Update restarted the the computer shut down but did not restart. So I hit the power button and it came on for, literally, one second, flashed amber, the DVD drive made it's short report, the fans started briefly, the hard drive made it's sound and then everything shut down. That happens each time I hit the power button. It comes on for about one second and then shuts back down.

I tried all of the suggestions made by Dell on their Tech Support pages as well as on the Dell Forum and also all suggestions that I could find via Google. That included disconnecting all peripherals and then clearing any "ghost" power, removing the button cell battery for 30 minutes, pressing and holding the diagnostic button and green LED on the rear of the power supply, removing the video card and memory sticks, unplugging the power supply to motherboard cable and checking the voltages coming from the power supply, and downloading the BIOS file from Dell onto a thumb drive and plugging it in while trying to power up. Nothing helped. Some of those owners on the Dell Forum had to have their motherboard replaced....

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

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

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

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Hi guys,

I'm trying to access the BIOS of my XPS15, but I'm not able to. The reason i want to access it is because i'm having battery issues which i'm trying to troubleshoot.
When i boot the laptop i get an error message that the charging of the battery is disabled. Press f1 to continue or f2 to enter setup. The next thing i see when i press f2 is the Windows logo (same thing obviously goes for pressing f1). When i reboot the laptop without the battery (so i don't get the error message) i can't enter the BIOS either, even tough i'm constantly smashing f2.

Things i've tried so far:
- tried both an external and the laptop-keyboard (both are known good)- removed the battery and power-adapter, pressed the power button for 20 sec, plugged the power-adapter back in.- booting without the battery- pressing f8 or f12 during booting- flashed the BIOS with the latest version of the Dell-site

I'm pretty much running out of ideas here. 

A:XPS15 (l502x) unable to access BIOS

Don' wait for the error message or any other screen. Turn the computer on and immediately start tapping the F2 key until you get into the bios.
How old is the battery? If original it needs to be replaced. Your computer is a 6 yr old model-- consider replacing it with a new computer. Replacement batteries can cost over $100. It's not worth it for an old computer.

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I had my setup working perfectly on Arch Linux before updating my bios. The dock could be plugged and unplogged at will without crashing. After updating to the latest bios (To get the Intel ME vulnerability patch) it doesn't work anymore.
Connected on the dock:
One 1080P screen (HDMI)
Another 1080P screen (Display port)
USB mouse and keyboard
Ethernet cable
3.5mm jack to sound system

Setup that worked
Bios: 1.2.18
Kernel: 4.10.6-1-ARCH

Setup that crashes
Bios: 1.2.25
Kernel: 4.10.6-1-ARCH
Kernel: 4.10.13-1-ARCH

Expected behavior
Connecting the dock when the laptop is powered works.
Connecting the dock when the laptop is turned off and booted works

Actual behavior
Connecting the dock when the laptop is powered crashes the system
Connecting the dock when the laptop is truned off works, but mouse and keyboard don't work.

Anyone has pointers on how I could resolve this issue?
Thank you very much.

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what is feeling on updateing bios thru harddrive ?

A:Bios update for dell

If you are referring to the BIOS update that works thru windows as opposed to a floppy in DOS, I have used the Windows version several times and it seems to work well


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I have a DELL PC. I keep getting pestered to do the 3647/3847 BIOS update. I'm very reluctant to do any of these BIOS updates because I hear they can damage your computer or cause Windows to not work properly. Is this update really needed and if not how do I stop it from pestering me to update every day? DELL won't help me because they said my warranty expired.

A:Dell BIOS Update

What's the 7-character "service tag" number on your Dell?
What's the Windows version(7, 8.1, 10) running in it?


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About six months ago, I upgraded the hard drive for my Dell Inspiron 2200 from the original 25 GB to a Western Digital 120 GB. Two weeks ago, the drive failed and I returned the drive to Western Digital for replacement. Today I received the replacement drive and Western Digital has sent me a 250 GB drive. My problem is that the original BIOS (1.10 A03) supports a maximum drive size of 120 GB. I've checked Dell's website and as far as I can determine, none of the BIOS updates address a larger hard drive. Can anyone verify that I am correct about this? I can't email Dell about it, since my warranty has expired. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

A:Dell BIOS update

I found this

"The BIOS will support a 120G EIDE (NOT SATA) drive. Larger drives will show 137 G"

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Windows 10 on a Dell XPS8900 desktop tower. I am getting a message telling me there is a Dell BIOS update available and recommending that I do it.

In the systray, there is a Dell icon that says my system is up to date.

Should I ignore the BIOS update? Sounds major and I'm nervous about it.
Thanks, cb

A:Dell BIOS Update - Should I ?

How is your PC working?? If it's not having any issues I wouldn't.

Even BIOS updates make me nervous..

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I have been trying to install the latest version on a xps 410 but the problem is i need to do it in ms dos because windows won't update the bios with the downloadable bios update file from the website and ive tried to do it with ms dos boot but I need to input the file name in the command line but it will not accept it im using rufus should I be using it or do I use something else.


XPS 410 bios installs from XP VISTA OR 7 just fine.

The file DXP061-020503.EXE is using the Hard Drive format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environments.
Click Download now.The File Download window appears
Click the Save button.The Save As window appears.
Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.
Click the Save button.A progress meter moves as the download is completed.
If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion

Shut down all other applications prior to running the BIOS update utility. The update utility reboots your system in order to get the new BIOS loaded.

Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled DXP061-020503.EXE.The Dell Bios Flash window appears

Click the Continue button.The message Pressing OK will close all applications, shut down Windows, Flash the BIOS, then reboot. appears.

Click the OK button.The system will restart and the Bios Flash will be completed.

Supported OS
Dell Dimension System BIOS, 2.5.3DXP061 2.5.3 System BIOSMore details

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Windows 10 on a Dell XPS8900 desktop tower. I am getting a message telling me there is a Dell BIOS update available and recommending that I do it.

In the systray, there is a Dell icon that says my system is up to date.

Should I ignore the BIOS update? Sounds major and I'm nervous about it.
Thanks, cb

A:Dell BIOS Update - Should I ?

How is your PC working?? If it's not having any issues I wouldn't.

Even BIOS updates make me nervous..

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Hi, my sister has a Dell XPS 410 running Windows 10 and I was wondering if you could update the BIOS on Windows 10 or just make a temp XP install and update it that way instead.P.S Reason I want to update the BIOS is so I can put a Core 2 Quad in it.

A:Dell XPS 410 BIOS Update

Yes, when you have Windows 10, the BIOS can still be updated.
NOTE: BIOS version 2.5.1 is required, when new CPU Support was added.

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I'm a new owner of a Flex 4-1570 Ideapad. I have a critical update awaiting install, however the window popup says it is for the YOGA not the Flex. Thus, I have not installed it. My question is, should I install it? If not, how do I turn the notification off? Thanks! 

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Is it safe to update the bios to that version, is there any disadvantages or slow down the system etc., any new features like a new logo on the POST screen? And how would I revert back to FEKT84BUS?

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I Have Dell Inspiron 546 that's running Vista Home basic sp2.About a week ago I flashed my Bios with the newest version that they stated was recommended to have in preparation of installing Windows 7.Everything went fine but a few days after I was trying to enter the bios to change the boot to cd to install some software and My splash screen (dell logo) was gone.Which for some reason made it harder for me to even get into bios.I finally got into Bios and I noticed that "fast boot" was enabled,I disabled it and restarted.I got the splash screen now,but my pc makes a loud high pitched "whirl/beep/squeal" followed by a short beep identical to the first normal " ok beep" Right when the vista loading shows. I checked my manual and there is nothing about this kind of beep code.I even contacted tech support to figure out why if i have the fast boot enabled my pc runs fine but disabled and beeps and "squeals" All they said was "oh well if you passed a test then it's all fine" I can't see how I had a splash screen before and no error sounds.
I reseated all my ram,checked all the wires,reinstalled vista to no avail.I tried to track down the exact location of the "squeal/whirl" And it seems like it may be coming from the pci slot area.
With fast boot on,no sound or extra beep
With fast boot off I get the following

I turn on the PC I get the initial "ok beep"
Dell splash screen fades to vista loading bar
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A:Issues after Bios update

Hello puffins27,
Have you checked the Bios to see if there is a separate option for turning the boot/splash screen, on/off.
If there is, you can turn off fast boot, and turn on the boot/splash screen.
Also, it could turn out to be a bad Bios, i don't mean your Bios is bad, just a bad Bios developed by Dell.
New isn't always better.
Take a look in the Bios and post your results, good luck.

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I dont know If I have to update my BIOS or not. I am going to upgrade the cpu from a core 2 duo e6550 to a core 2 quad q6600. 

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We have in our organization a few vostro 15 laptops for educational use. 
They have installed on them Deep freeze so after each reboot they pc will return to previous state. 
I noticed today that they had dell firmware update, and it caused one of the laptop to become unusable and had to reimage it. Is there a way to stop dell bios update?

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Hello guys,
Here is my PAIN :(Dell Inspiron 580s [Admin NOTE: Service tag removed per TOU policy]   I tried to update BIOS, used Dell Inspiron 580/580S BIOS, A07 (File Name: I580-A07.EXE).
But, during updating, smth went wrong, and USB and VGA ports stoped work. After reboot, there is no screen on my monitor, usb ports steal not work. I tried to do next steps:
http://www.dell.com/support/Article/us/en/6099/SLN284985and http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19326651But, no result.
Is there any good solutions else? 

A:dell bios update unsuccessful

Please remove the service tag from your post. Consider it to be personal info and you don't share it in open forums like this.
If you tried clearing BIOS by removing the battery and pressing / holding the power button for at least 10 sec, then your motherboard is probably bricked and will need to be replaced...

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So after installing Windows 10 I decided to update my drivers and one of them was the "BIOS Update" after a while the update stopped at "sending the update image to FW for verification" and it's stuck on 3%. I'm not a computer wizard so your help is appreciated. Also if you're wondering , I'm using the Dell Inspiron 3847.

A:Dell Inspiron BIOS Update

Bios updates require special installation and must be done alone. It cannot be done with other drivers. Bios updates should be done before updating to win 10 not after. Use caution updating bios since it can brick your computer. 
You should not be updating the drivers yourself. Go to Dell Drivers and downloads and let the scanner tell you what windows 10 drivers you need-- 
Completely Shutdown the computer to get out of the hangup. Wait a minute and then turn it back on.

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



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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?  


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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After updating Bios to A25, restart caused bluescreen with "inaccessible boot device" error. Tried to get into safe mode from advanced options of startup settings, but it did not work. I tried it several times and it would just restart without safe mode and always get me back to the bluescreen. After many frustrating tries, I just selected "turn off pc" under advanced options, waited a couple of minutes and turned the computer back on. Much to my surprise, it booted normally and everything seemed fine. Just to make sure everything was okay, I tried "restart" again - and again it went to bluescreen. Here's where it stands - if I turn off the computer and "start" again, it works fine but if I "restart", it goes to bluescreen. Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Dell Bios update causes bluescreen

Without knowing what system you have or how it is configured, possibly checking the Bios for primary boot device and SATA controller settings might be helpful.  Maybe set the Bios to Bios defaults.
The scenario seems to be backward on your system.  Occasionally a system will behave normally when rebooted but not with a cold boot.  Maybe some driver is being loaded after a cold boot and a reboot uses that bad driver.  If it boots normally I might check through the Device Manager to see if anything looks strange.
If this is Windows 10, it uses a pre-fetch cache when starting from a powered down condition which is also different from a restart.
Are you getting any Dump files from the Bluescreens, BSODs not a blue background?  If you get the system to boot normally, you can set msconfig.exe to boot into Safe Mode and try rebooting that way.  When you are finished checking, set msconfig.exe back to a normal boot.

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

Many thanks for any help or advice

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

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

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Hello , I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home. I am trying to access the system BIOS and it has a red password log in screen. I tried to guess and enter several log in passwords including  the word DELL and none of them worked. I didn't want to enter too many wrong passwords because I didn't know if the system would lock me out. Can anyone help me by pass the BIOS log in password or some how disable it ? Thank You in advance.

A:Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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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:
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:

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

BIOS Defaults
Factory Settings

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

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Dell sys maximum RAM for this All In One Inspiron 24 - 3455 is 4G but Crucial says 16 so I went for it.
two 8s show up in bios. 
I ran Dell analysis but it wouldn't complete
MDSCHED found no problems

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The newest BIOS update released has major issues with a Windows 7 OS. Issues related to docking stations where, after closing the lid on a 7510 (once in the OS) and putting the system to sleep, the system hangs and you cannot re-awaken it in or out of the dock. When logged into windows, if the power cord or charger is unplugged, the PC freezes and has to be force shutdown.
Anyone else see these issues?

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Hi guys, I've been using Unified Remote on my Android phone to use my laptop for a while now. I recently just learned about the Wake On Lan feature and it is something I'd really like to see working (what's the point of remote control if I still have to get up to turn on my laptop!)

I've been trying to follow the directions and setting up my Power Management options in my BIOS, however I've run into some issues. First of all, when I go into my BIOS settings, there isn't even an option for Power Management or the like in order to set remote wakeup. So I don't even know where to proceed from here.

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 with the A11 BIOS. I'm running Windows 8 64-bit.

I'd be more than happy to provide any additional details and even pictures of my BIOS screen options if my description isn't clear enough.

Thank you!

A:Dell Inspiron N5110 Wake On Lan BIOS issues

I've been trying to follow the directions and setting up my Power Management options in my BIOSClick to expand...

What directions? How do you know that any change is needed or possible in the BIOS?

I probably shouldn't be posting here, as I have never used WOL, but I thought it was just a matter of enabling the feature in the Properties of the adapter (in Device Manager). It does make sense that it could be an item in the BIOS; I just don't recall ever reading that anywhere.

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I recently got an error message for my bios and went thru the process of getting the bios updated. Now, i have no sound and when i click on the troubleshooter it tells me i made a hardware change that hasn't been detected. Also, I have checked the playback options and it not showing  anything is there. I checked the device manager it shows the its detecting the speakers and its drivers all fine. I have tried updating the drivers and unistalling then reinstalling the drivers nothing has worked please help.

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Since updating to BIOS version 01.42 Rev.A on my ProBook 455 G2, having any USB device plugged-in on boot will result in lock-up. Either becoming unresponsive on the HP 'press ESC for BIOS options' screen, or at the Disk password (OPAL) prompt.  Also, once booted USB devices will also fail to communicate with the OS. This is true for both Windows and Linux.  The problem is most painful for my Logitech USB Unifying Receiver which provides connectivity for my wireless mouse.  The cited BIOS version also states that no rollback is possible post-update. It is worth noting that with the original BIOS version, 01.31 Rev.A, this was not a problem.  This issue is causing me real issues. Please provide me with a BIOS update for my machine that actually works properly.  Jan 25 00:42:25 [hostname] kernel: usb 3-2: new full-speed USB device number 28 using xhci_hcd
Jan 25 00:42:26 [hostname] kernel: logitech-djreceiver 0003:046D:C52B.0023: hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Device [Logitech USB Receiver] on usb-0000:00:10.0-2/input2
Jan 25 00:42:26 [hostname] mtp-probe[4260]: checking bus 3, device 28: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.0/usb3/3-2"
Jan 25 00:42:26 [hostname] mtp-probe[4260]: bus: 3, device: 28 was not an MTP device
Jan 25 00:42:26 [hostname] kernel: input: Logitech Performance MX as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.0/usb3/3-2/3-2:1.2/0003:046D:C52B.0023/0003:046D:101A.0024/input/input30
Jan 25 00:42:26 [hostname] kernel: logit... Read more

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