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windows 7 dell optiplex 755 boot fail

Q: windows 7 dell optiplex 755 boot fail

Hi please help i have got a dell OptiPlex 755 (discontinued model)

i boot up that takes a bit longer than normal then it goes to the windows 7 logo twirly thing it pauses half way through a flash of blue screen (too short to get a code) then it restarts i can then go to the option to start up recovery or start normally i go to recovery it scans my system wants to send something to Microsoft. i have also tried boot rec.exe that didn?t work

i have just got hold of windows vista and xp instillation disk i am going to try that.

Please help

Also see my vid of what it does http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ6rwHmGNhk

Thank you

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Preferred Solution: windows 7 dell optiplex 755 boot fail

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A: windows 7 dell optiplex 755 boot fail

You could download the appropriate .iso file, burn it to disc, and then try to repair your computer.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

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Over the past month I installed two brand new 500 GB Western Digital HDD. They worked fine for a while and everything worked great until I came home one day and I turned on my monitor and was receiving an error. "SATA 0: Not Found" or something along those lines. It has been happening often since then and I am also having problems booting from my primary HDD. After a while I received a "Alert: Previous Fan Failure" error and it seemed my fan was ****ed. I took off the side panel and turned on my CPU and everything was fine, my fan was running and everything. After that I got another HDD not found error and took the HDD's out and they seriously were too hot to touch and they heat up incredibly fast and now everytime I use my system after about 20 to 30 minutes it freezes and ****s up, it has never had this happen before and my fan is still working. Here are my specs:

Dell Optiplex GX620
2 Western Digital 500 GB HDD
512 MB RAM

Any help appreciated!
Sorry for the cursing if anyone is offended, kind of pissed at the moment.

Thanks

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Hi,
I am trying to create a windows 7 image to the new PC's that we have just purchased. On boot after pxe network boot I get the message "Please add the network driver to the windows PE image on Windows Deployment Services." I have added many drivers to WDS with no luck and the correct one from the dell website errors and will not let me added it. I have the packaged the drivers into the install.wim and boot.wim using the AIK but still no luck. The drivers from the dell website do not seem to work in the PE environment. I'm hoping that someone has done this before and can point me to the correct driver. I have been looking for the best part of two weeks and i'm sure it can't be this hard.
Thanks in advance!

A:Dell Optiplex 3040 SFF cannot PXE boot windows 7 image

Hi Ihint,Thanks for posting.Please see this YouTube video for assistance:  http://dell.to/2tMiDOH

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Hi

I have been using my machine (winXP Media Center) fine since I purchased it but I went to boot the pc this morning and it will not boot windows. All that happens is the dell screen loads (the white bar fills up) then all that appears is a black screen with a cursor blinking in the top left corner?? How can I fix this?

I have looked all over the net but cannot find the answer, thanks!
 

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I bought a computer identical to the DELL optiplex gx280 I own. I wanted to swap the hard drives but when I did and booted up the new (to me) computer, I got the message INTEL ACCELERATED SVGA BIOS .....DECOMPILATION OR DISASSEMBLY PROHIBITED....so did I permanently wreck something?
 

A:Solved: dell optiplex gx280 windows xp boot error message

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I was planning on buying either a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or an Dell Optiplex 980 SFF but I would like to know which one will work with Windows XP 64 Bit.

A:Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

For Windows XP 64 Bit its best to use the somewhat hidden (old ftp website):
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20780/
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20790/
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20980/
This has the old drivers listed of multiple versions including the XP x64 drivers not mentioned on Drivers and Downloads. The new ftp website is slightly broken at present.

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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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Hi. This 24pix MINI atx power connector is basically the same as normal ATX connector (bur smaller of course)? At the pin settings is different? Where I can buy 24pix ATX to 24 pin MINI atx adapter that will work with those boards? Thanks.

A:Dell OptiPlex 760 (GX760) SFF and Dell OptiPlex 780 (GX780) SFF mainboard power connector?

Moddiy makes this.
Dell 980 960 780 760 PSU 24-Pin to Mini 24-Pin Adapter Cable (10cm)http://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-980-960-780-760-PSU-24%252dPin-to-Mini-24%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%2810cm%29.html
 

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Hi,
 
I have Dell Optiplex 755, which does not boot into System Setup or BIOS. I was able to use it yesterday and it was working fine until it shuts down itself with 4 long beeps. I unplugged the power supply and boot the machine but nothing happens. The 4 long beeps were gone, it does not boot into system setup or BIOS. I have decided to buy a new hard disk as I suspected it was the problem. I managed to install the new 500GB disk but still, it does nothing. I also tried to remove the cable attached to hard disk and reinstall the disk but to no avail.
 
Please help.

A:Dell OptiPlex 755 does not boot.

Four beeps is a RAM failure - unplug the system, hold the power button and remove and reinstall the memory modules.  Try again - if you get the same no-boot, try one module at a time in each socket until you isolate the bad module (replace that) or bad socket (in which case, replace the mainboard).

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Hi
I have  dell optiplex 780 which has worked well but now suddenly wont boot.  On pressing the boot button the fan can be heard to come on really strongly but no screen activity, no evidence of booting. The fan runs for about 30 secs and then shuts down  and after a delay of about 10 secs then the fan starts up again . This start - stop of the fan just continues.  
Even with disconnecting and reconnecting power it still occurs.

Can anyone help me

Thanks heaps ,  Mike

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Hi guys, i'm newbie in dell community.
I have a problem with optiplex 745. I replace power supply, and now PC can't boot. When push the start button PC beep twice (1-1 code), lights on 1,2,3. I will make a video and will share in comment.

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PC is a Dell Optiplex 330 running win 7. Problem is I start the computer,  and it goes through the series of beeps during the boot process, there is no display on the monitor.
 
I tried to decode the series of beep codes using dells chart, http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN143065/EN but can figure it out.
 
I made a recording, if anyone can figure out what this beep sequence is, I would appreciate the insight, I can't make it out. TIA- Kevin
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdspto5WcIk
 
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Vdspto5WcIk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

A:Beeping Dell Optiplex at Boot

Those beeps are confusing. First, I need you to take off the side panel and inspect any boards with capacitors that look like any of these. (video also explains how those capacitor failures happen). If you see any, you need to replace your motherboard or solder some new ones on. If you don't see any, take the button cell battery out of the computer with the PC unplugged and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. If none of that works, I suggest it is a RAM or motherboard problem of some sort.
 

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My dell optiplex 740 will open windows ,so before this happened,i install windows 7 home premium instead of windows 7 professional.When it didn't install properly,my windows will not open after i restart my PC it keeps saying  The computer restart unexpectedly  or encountered an error.Windows installation cannot proceed.To install windows,click "OK"to restart the computer,and then restart the installation.this message keeps repeating itself every time i boot my pc up.I try to reset my PC factory settings,but it wouldn't work,do i need  to buy a Dell recovery disk to get my PC running?

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Dear Sir/Madam
During start up, the LED indicator shows the following screenshot which I have attached.Please someone who can help me?
Dame Leta

A:Boot problem, Dell Optiplex-390 boot

The pattern you show is not listed.  Sounds like its crashing after post.
Disconnect the data cable from hard drive, turn off,  then restart.
The error should change.  If it does not the whole thing is DEAD.
Bad Ram, Shorted USB.  This is a conspiracy against you personally.


Title
Type
Language
OptiPlex 390 Mini-Tower Owner's Manual
om
en-us

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I was learning how to use Microsoft WDS to PXE boot a computer over UEFI instead of BIOS.  I got a working system using a Dell PowerEdge r710 and a retail Intel Server Adapter i350-T2.
I then tried to see if I can get any one of our various Dell OptiPlex's to PXE boot over UEFI too but they don't seem to allow their NIC to be visible, just visible in legacy BIOS.  We have OptiPlex 745, 755, 760, 790 and 990's.  The Intel NIC's in the 790 and 990 should definitely be able to allow PXE via UEFI with a firmware update with UEFI+PXE flag set.
Are there plans to enable PXE in UEFI in any of the newish Dell OptiPlex PC's at least?

A:PXE Boot over UEFI not supported on any Dell OptiPlex?

Wanted to edit my own post but I guess I can't.  745's and 755's don't have UEFI "BIOS'" in them.

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Hi,

I'm having an issue completing a XP installation on a Dell Optiplex GX150 machine where it doesn't past the DELL log screen.

When I start up the computer with the XP disk in it, I can get into the setup menu to install XP.

Then, when it completes the installation and reboots the computer, it goes to the Dell Logo screen and I notice the monitor flickers 2 times and then the screen stays black. (blank)

It doesn't even go into the Windows screen to complete the installation process.

Would anyone know why this happens?

thanks

A:Dell OPTIPLEX GX150 boot problem

This a old computer?
http://www.bizrate.com/desktopcomput...formation.html
Try the install with one stick of ram at first.

If you added a video card, try it with the on board first, but the supply is suspect.

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I bought this PC used on ebay last week and it only boots for between 3 and 8 seconds and gives an error msg that says:

"Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [Ithr]. For help in resolving this problem, please note this checkpoint and contact Dell Technical Support."

Sometimes when you start it the CPU fan sounds like its going way too fast, Ive read this is because the PC hasn't booted enough to control the fan speed yet.

Ive also read that this model of PC has been plagued with problems regarding expanding or leaking capacitors and when I looked at the mobo with a flashlight, sure enough there is 1 capacitor behind the cpu that looks exactly like what a leaking capacitor looks like in the photos Ive seen on the net. But, the photos I have seen of PCs that have failed due to this problem always seem to have about 6 or more failed capacitors that are bloated and leaking.

And I just find it hard to believe that an ebay top seller pc store with 100% positive feedback would ship me a pc without turning it on first so I have a slim hope that it may be something else. Ive tried running it with no drives attached and also with 1 ram stick instead of the 2 it came with (tried them both one at a time) still same thing. And I removed the little battery for 10 minutes to reset the bios, no change.

There are 4 error lights on the back of the PC that are supposed to give you a code to help figure out whats wrong, problem is the ... Read more

A:DELL OPTIPLEX GX280 wont boot

You might try starting it if safe mode (continously, gently tap the F8 key when you turn the tower on.
However, I think you have purchased a bad machine... I would file a dispute with ebay and pay pal..... perhaps even contact your credit card company.....
GOOD LUCK
VIcks
 

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Hello
I am trying to re-configure a Dell 780 MT.
Strategy: The changes include memory up from 4 GB to 16 GB, and 512 GB SSD backed by a 1 TB HDD.   I would like to install Win XP Pro (64 bit initially) because I have 4 large legacy programs that run under XP, and will never be upgraded because their originators are now deceased.
Later I would like to install Win 7, and try the XP compatibility mode, but the first priorityis to get the machine running under Win XP.
I do not want to go down the route of virtual machines, due to external (non Dell) hardware compatibility e.g. the machine can be connected to a microscope or to a large data acquisition system whose performance in VM environments is unstable.
When I have the OS installed I also need to upgrade the graphics - nVidia K220 and a large flat panel screen for the CAD modelling.
Problem:  In order to work on the bare metal machine (before the OS is installed) I would like to be able to run Win PE 3, generated from the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK), and build the PE image with a set of tools, e.g. Acronis Disk Director and many others.
Summary of Investigation to Date:  The PE environment needs a bootable USB stick to run from.  However, I cannot get the PE environment to boot on the 780.  The stick is prepared following scrupulously the walk through in the WAIK documentation.  I have checked the USB  for functionality (actually I have used 4 different USB's in the time I ... Read more

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Hello
I am trying to re-configure a Dell 780 MT.
Strategy: The changes include memory up from 4 GB to 16 GB, and 512 GB SSD backed by a 1 TB HDD.   I would like to install Win XP Pro (64 bit initially) because I have 4 large legacy programs that run under XP, and will never be upgraded because their originators are now deceased.
Later I would like to install Win 7, and try the XP compatibility mode, but the first priorityis to get the machine running under Win XP.
I do not want to go down the route of virtual machines, due to external (non Dell) hardware compatibility e.g. the machine can be connected to a microscope or to a large data acquisition system whose performance in VM environments is unstable.
When I have the OS installed I also need to upgrade the graphics - nVidia K220 and a large flat panel screen for the CAD modelling.
Problem:  In order to work on the bare metal machine (before the OS is installed) I would like to be able to run Win PE 3, generated from the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK), and build the PE image with a set of tools, e.g. Acronis Disk Director and many others.
Summary of Investigation to Date:  The PE environment needs a bootable USB stick to run from.  However, I cannot get the PE environment to boot on the 780.  The stick is prepared following scrupulously the walk through in the WAIK documentation.  I have checked the USB  for functionality (actually I have used 4 different USB's in the time I ... Read more

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Learning how to repair computers....each day a new adventure. Purchased this DELL OPTIPLEX SX260 Desktop computer for a few bucks. When I try and boot up...I get the following message:

Press F1 to Retry Boot
Press F2 to enter Setup

Computer has hard drive+memory installed. I tried changing keyboards but same result. Even tried using a USB keyboard...still no answer. Is there something in the setup file that needs to be alterted to get this unit to boot. I can access the setup by pressing F2 at start up...that's as far as I can get. Greatful for any ideas on getting this one up n runing.
 

A:Solved: Problems with Boot up on Dell Optiplex

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My optiplex gx200 pc wont boot up it freezes up after the setup page .... here is a link of the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TuOvrGLFXw plz help..... i have some important info in this pc
 

A:HELP! Dell Optiplex gx200 wont boot up

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Hi all,

I have very recently installed W7 7100 64bit with little success. I can use the M1330 for about 20 minutes and then bam..... the lappy will turn off and when I try to turn it back on I get nothing but a weird white screen. Not even the dell boot screen will appear.

When I first installed W7 it found all drivers but due to this issue I have sought to change a few key drivers. Such as, the nVidia 8400 drivers and I have updated the SATA drivers to R154198

My specs are:
- 4 GB of RAM
- 2.4 CPU
- 200GB HD; 7200RPM
- nVidia 8400 Video card

I have heavily searched the net with no joy. please help.

A:Dell M1330 boot fail

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cs3110


Hi all,

I have very recently installed W7 7100 64bit with little success. I can use the M1330 for about 20 minutes and then bam..... the lappy will turn off and when I try to turn it back on I get nothing but a weird white screen. Not even the dell boot screen will appear.

When I first installed W7 it found all drivers but due to this issue I have sought to change a few key drivers. Such as, the nVidia 8400 drivers and I have updated the SATA drivers to R154198

My specs are:
- 4 GB of RAM
- 2.4 CPU
- 200GB HD; 7200RPM
- nVidia 8400 Video card

I have heavily searched the net with no joy. please help.


cs3130

FIRST hi and welcome to SF. we need a ton more info in order to narrow it down. Was it a clean install, 32 bit or 64, etc. We could help you much more quickly if you filled in your "my system specs" in user CP. If you search you can find instructions if you need them.
Do you have sleep or hibernate turned on, or maybe a screen saver.

Again welcome
Waiting on much more info

Ken

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i wanted to restart it and when i booted it up again it would suddenly either take so long to load or it comes up with the message "invalid configuration information - please run setup program
time of day not set, to continue press f1 key
to change setup option press f2 key
to run onboard diagnosis press f5 key"
when i try pressing any of the buttons nothing happens, its like it doesnt think my keyboard is plugged in at all
 

A:my dell optiplex 9010 win10 wont boot up as it used to

sorry, i had just posted this after waiting 20 minutes for it to boot up, and it finally went to my login screen, im in now. to whoever is reading this may you provide any tips on fixing this to make it faster?
 

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I'm trying to use the Dell Command | Configure version 3.1 to set PXE boot options on various Optiplex WS.  I am currently working with an old Optiplex 745 with the latest BIOS (2.6.4).  I can set the Admin password and the bootorder but when I try to use the following:
cctk --wakeonlan=lanwithpxeboot
I get the error "The option 'wakeonlan' is not available or cannot be configured through this tool."
Is this model too old to work with the Command | Configure software?  If I go back to the CCTK 2.2.1, will that work or are the two tools basically the same but just rebranded?
Is there any way to tell which cctk options will work on which Dell Optiplex and Precision WS?
Thanks,
Dan

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I work for a University and we have exclusively Dell computers.
I recently received a newer Optiplex 9010 from IT. However, when you initially power it up, it enters post, displays the DELL circle logo, and stops. I have to hold down the POWER button on the front until it goes off. At this point it comes back on for a second or two, and then shuts off again.
After this, I press the POWER button on the front again and it then will exit Post and start Windows.
it usually does this, but sometimes it exits Post and goes right into windows.
I have disabled WAKE ON USB, WAKE ON LAN, etc.
Anyone have a solution?

Thank You.

A:Dell Optiplex 9010 Boot, Post Issues

Probably best to let your IT dept troubleshoot this for you...
Is the boot hard drive first in the boot sequence?
Is USB Boot Support enabled or disabled in BIOS?
Watch the power button when it starts to boot and fails. Do you see an amber colored blink code? The blink code pattern is 2 or 3 blinks followed by a short pause then X number of blinks up to 7.
Don't think you really want to disable Wake on USB because you won't be able to wake the system from sleep with your mouse or keyboard.

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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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Hi
I am wondering if anyone can help me. I am in Uganda where I work as a volunteer and I am helping someone with their computer that was donated to them. It is an old Dell Optiplex GX100.

When we turn it on it says " No boot device available - strike F1 to rety boot, F2 for setup utility."

I can get into BIOS and for all the Primary and Secondary drives it just says "off".

There are not computer support services availalble nearby because we are in the middle of Uganda and there are no installation/boot disks available (although I could possibly download through email if needed)

Anyone able to give help from a distance?

Thanks

Zdy
 

A:No boot device in Dell Optiplex GX100... in Uganda!

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Alright my dell (Optiplex Gx270) WILL not BOOT anymore well this is gonna seem weird so ill explain it the best I can , alright I have everything plugged in right checked all conections in and out of the computer

alright ill press the power button and now all it does it make a weird *** sound from the floppy drive its like its trying to crank over and every light flashes on the compuer over and over in a rappid rate like blink blink blink blink blink and click click click click it used to start when plugged into my wall but not anymore and I dont know why , someone plz help me out

I NEED TO GAME!!!!
 

A:Dell,Optiplex gx270 wont boot(urgent)

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Hi !
I was given a Dell Optiplex GX620 SFF by a friend that was working ok, but...
I tried to install a PCI-e VGA card with HDMI with negative results.
After removing the expansion card, results were as follows:
Upon powering on the machine screen signal led turns instantly green (as if it gets some kind of signal),
but then returns to orange = no signal.
I unplugged the HDD and left only one memory stick on the board.
A series of beeps (3 followed by 2 was what i could identify) and then looked at the diagnostic lights.
Diagnostic lights 3,4 remained on with one ram stick of 512Mb Kingston @ 533 MHz
Diagnostic lights 3,4 remained on with one ram stick of 1Gb Kingston @ 667 MHz
Diagnostic lights 1,2,3 remained on with one ram stick of 512 Mb Transcend 512 @ 800 MHz
Diagnostic lights 1,2,3 remained on with one ram stick of 1Gb Supertalent @ 800 MHz
In the meantime i reset the bios following this procedure
www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln284985/how-to-perform-a-bios-or-cmos-reset-and-or-clear-the-nvram-on-your-dell-system?lang=en
which did not solve the issue.
CPU = P4 630/2M/800,
I can not tell which bios version the machine has.
Any possible ideas would be appreciated
Dionisios

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Hello, I own a Dell Optiplex 745, running Windows XP Professional 32-bit. The Dell System Direct isn't launching, even though it will download, it says .APPLICATION, which cannot be opened. Does anyone have a fix?

A:Dell Optiplex 745 - Windows XP Pro 32-bit Dell System direct issue.

The older versions of Dell System Detect are security risks - if you're running an antivirus program, it may be flagging and intercepting the program.  At any rate, you should NOT be using Windows XP online at this point, as it has seen no security updates in almost two years - you really need to upgrade to a supported version of Windows (at this point, that's a minimum of Windows 7).

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Hello, I own a Dell Optiplex 745, running Windows XP Professional 32-bit. The Dell System Direct isn't launching, even though it will download, it says .APPLICATION, which cannot be opened. Does anyone have a fix?

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I try Dell Celeron CPU but i chang it to CPU i3 3225 and use dual ram KingsTon 2G buss 1066 use normal. Now i check update and have newest bios and update. machine report update sucessfull and reboot. But machine not boot only Led blue power and 3 4 led code. Please help me fix it !

A:Help me ! Dell optiplex 3010 sff update bios A17 not boot error led 3 4

Did it work with the i3 after you upgraded the CPU, before you ran the BIOS update? And which BIOS update version did you run?
Is power button steady blue or blinking?
If you reboot and immediately press F2, can you open BIOS setup? If you can, copy down all current settings because you may need them later.
3-4 is a RAM error so try this:
Power off and unplug
Press/hold power button for ~15 sec
Open case and remove motherboard battery
Press/hold power button for ~30 sec
Carefully reseat RAM modules in their slots
Reinstall battery
Close up and see if it boots now
If it still won't boot, repeat the process, but remove the module from slot B1, leaving only the one in slot A1.  Then repeat again but swap the other RAM module into slot A1 to see if you can find a bum module. If they both work in slot A1, repeat the process and add the 2nd module to slot B1 to see if there's a bum slot.

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I am not able to figure the boot option in Dell Optiplex 9020. I want to install Linux along with window 10, dual booting. I have tried the boot device sequence, which is not easy to alter, but then also it's not working. Can anyone please help me in finding the boot option?

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Dear all, 
I recently purchased Dell XPS 13 9350 i7 RAM 16GB 512SSD, 13.3″ QHD touch, Windows 10
 On this morning, I started the PC, I saw on scree
"Boot Guard verified DXE that is fail.Press any button to shut down"
And then shut down, not woking Power off.
Can you understand what the problem is, and suggest a solution?
Thanks a lot!
Thanh,

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Hi, I might be able to buy a second hand Optiplex mini tower and I would like to install the motherboard etc. of my Optiplex 755 SFF.

Wilt thi fit?

The idea is that with the Mini Tower I can buy a better GPU.

thanx.

A:Does motherboard of Optiplex 755 SFF fit in a Dell optiplex 745 dualcore mini tower?

No it wont fit.   The board layout, number of slots etc is different.

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We have a number of Dell Optiplex 320s, which are rejecting wake on LAN requests following upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.
The onboard network adapter is a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller. The latest driver v4.60.0.1 is installed. I've also tried a different network adapter, Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC.
WOL is enabled in the BIOS. The BIOS has been upgraded to v1.1.12.
Does anyone know how WOL can be enabled for this model with Windows 7?
 
Andy Harris.
IT Technician, Redmoor Academy.
 
 

A:Dell Optiplex 320 WOL with Windows 7

Hello Andy,
I have the same problem with OptiPlex 320s.  Did you ever find a solution?
Thanks!

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I have a Dell Optiplex 320 with 1 GB of ran (expandable to 4). It is a Dou Core so it uses one of these 2 chips:

IntelŪ PentiumŪ D 800MHz FSB Socket T with Dual Core technology XD, EM64T, 2x2MB L2 cache, and EIST (900 series)
IntelŪ PentiumŪ D 800MHz FSB Socket T with Dual Core technology XD, EM64T, 2x1MB L2 cache (800 series)​
Will it run Windows 10. Does it support these:
PAE gives 32-bit processors the ability to use more than 4 GB of physical memory on capable versions of Windows, and is a prerequisite for NX.
NX helps your processor guard the PC from attacks by malicious software.
SSE2 is a standard instruction set on processors that is increasingly used by third-party apps and drivers.
If it would support those functions, with only 1 GB would it be too slow?

I got my Dell Specs from here
http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/opti_320techspecs.pdf
 

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I have had this Dell desktop computer for about 6 years running Win XPpro SP3, and it was running fine until my kids were playing an online game. 
 
While they were playing the cursor from the Microsoft wireless mouse disappeared. I put in a new battery and tried pressing the tiny buttons on the bottom of the mouse and the USB stick. Still nothing.
 
On the screen was a long horizontal box that said Press space bar to exit, or something like that.
I don't know if it was a prompt from the game, or some kind of spyware thing, but I pressed it and it shut down the browser.
 
Without a cursor, and looking at my desktop icons, I figured I better restart the computer. So I used my keyboard to start Shut Down. It then started to install 8 updates. After the last one, message was "WIndows shutting down". That stayed that way for a good 1/2 hour.
 
That didn't seem right, so I pulled the plug out of the back so that I could restart the PC. I then hit the power button, and the Dell screen with the OptiPlex number and the BIOS revision number came on as ususal, except the horizontal bar that shows system starting did not proceed left to right. It stopped not even 1/4 of the way across the screen, and it just stays that way.
 
I pulled the plug out to try again - same result.
 
I do not have a Dell or Windows install CD or any install from USB stick, so would like to know what my options are, short of taking it in for repair.
 
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A:Dell Optiplex Won't Load Windows

Hello,
Is the Netbook also running XP?

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We got a new Dell OptiPlex 7040 with Windows 7 Pro SP1. When checking for updates it keeps going and going and going and going. There are no messages about installing new updates or messages about there's no updates.Please advise.Thanks.

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Hello,

Searched many sites, tried many suggestions. Issue is GPU on PCI slot not detected for Dell OptiPlex 990 using Win10 Pro. The GPU is EVGA GTX960. Installed PSU as well at 550 Watts. The BIOS does not let you to disable the integrated video card. I have done the following.. updated BIOS, reinserted GPU, uninstalled driver and disabled and disconnected cable to integrated video, and tried to use CMD bcdedit/set pciexpress forcedisable.

When booting up new GPU van turns on but then turns off.

Best Regards,

Word.

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Hey guys!
Is it possible to install Windows 7 on this machine?
My dad found a Optiplex GX280 lying around somewhere.
He brought it back home and I was pretty impressed by it's specs.
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)

Memory (RAM) 503 MB

Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz

2773.4 MHz

Am not so sure about a graphics card,
I opened it up and it seemed like something was missing.
It doesn't really matter now.

I will use this computer as a secondary in my home,
Am going to set it for my dad,
So he won't use mines anymore.

Am having second thoughts about installing Windows 7 on this machine because of it's low RAM and it's older chipset.

If I do install Win7 on this machine,
Am going to remove all the eye candy from it so it won't rely as much on it's graphics.

I also posted this almost exact post here:
Dell Optiplex GX 280
(Since the author of that post also talked about the same machine)

The reason I want to install Windows 7 on this computer is because of HomeGroup.
I have a lot of files on my main computer that I might need in the future.
So in a long shot, I just want to sync up both computer in my network.

Should I go for it?

A:Windows 7 on Dell Optiplex GX280

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft Support


If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit).
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit).
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver.



Windows 7 System Requirements

Like you said, the RAM would be the an issue.
I would bump it up to at least 1GB..

Drivers for Windows 7 might also be an issue, Check with Dell Support Page for the model an see if they have any drivers for Windows 7.

You need a graphics card/device that supports at least DirectX9 in additon WDDM (Started when Vista came out)

Research before installing!!

If you have the Windows XP disk than I would maybe try it out (I say maybe because if it was me I would just accept XP but that does not mean it can't be done.)

If anything goes wrong or you can't find drivers that Windows 7 will accept than you can always re-install XP. (If you have the disk)

Although HomeGroup is a cool feature you can share a folder or even a drive in XP, or buy a network storage unit. That way any computers in your network can have access to files and folders

In the end all the specs are there if you bump the RAM to 1GB, just don't expect it to be fast.

Hope this Helps, and Happy Holidays!
Ryan

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I've been salivating at the idea on installing W 8-64 Pro on a Dell Optiplex 755 at work. But a sudden reality check came over me & I realize Windows 8 doesn't necessarily work on older machines. The Dell is a Vista era machine. So maybe W 7-64 Pro would be a better choice?

Obviously I should call Dell. But I am hoping someone on these forums might have some experience with the machine in question.

A Google search returned a lot of questions about installing Windows 7 which made me realize W 7 must had been a challenge 3 years ago.

A:Install Windows 8-64 on Dell Optiplex?

I run Windows 8 32 bit on a gx755 at work...as it only has 2gb of ram. Everything worked just fine right out of the box, no Dell drivers needed. This is my primary Windows 8 machine.

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Computer was working fine and then it just crapped out. Running Windows XP. When I start it up, it flashes the Dell screen, and then it goes to a blank black screen with the cursor in the top left corner. If I do F12, I can bring up boot options and system diagnostics but that's all. No safe mode option. I was going to reload the operating system as there is nothing on the computer worth saving. I put the windows xp reinstall cd in and it says "Push any key to boot from cd.." and then it just hangs no matter what I push. What should my next step be, please! It's a work computer which we need to have operating if we can.
 
 

A:Windows XP won't load on Dell Optiplex

Hi
 
From the symptoms you described, i suspect a HDD failure. Follow the below steps.
 
1 ) Remove the side cover and replace the HDD cable (IDE or SATA). If you don't have a spare cable, borrow the CD drive cable. This step will solve any potential connectivity problems.
 
2 ) Run built in System Diagnostics. Press F12 during power on and select the "diagnostics". Allow it to run a full extended test. Post the result of the test in next reply.
 
3 ) If Dell diagnostics didn't find any problems, download and run Seagate seatool for DOS.
 
    http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/
 
Burn the ISO to a CD using Imgburn or any ISO burning app. After booting from the CD, select long test and allow it to check the full surface of the HDD. Report the output of the test displayed by seatool. 
 
Here is an example video on how to use seatool.
 

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Hi, I recently upgraded my Dell Optiplex 755 EnergySmart MT to Windows 7.0.  I am not getting any sound from the speakers.  Can someone please help?

A:Dell Optiplex 755 MT with Windows 7.0 NO SOUND

The windows Vista Driver for X86 or X64 works fine in windows 7 or windows 8 or windows 8.1 You will also need the AMT HECI drivers if the system has Vpro
http://downloads.dell.com/Pages/Drivers/optiplex-755.html
http://downloads.dell.com/audio/R164900.exe
 
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Hello,I've been experiencing a very frustrating problem on my PC. Around 2 minutes after turning it on and entering the OS the screen freezes and there's nothing to do but force the PC to turn off pushing the power button.I've updated the drivers, checked all the conections and nothing. It also seems that it happens more often whenever I connect the Ethernet cable before turning it (the PC) on. I don't know if that has anything to do with the problem but I need to fix it ASAP since it is the computer I work with.
Here's a couple of screenshots of the PC characteristics (I hope you don't mind it is in Spanish):

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We have a newish Dell Optiplex 990 with Windows 7 Enterprise x64 installed on it and the past couple of weeks we have been getting BSOD on it. At first the frequency was every few days, now it's at least once per day. So something is definitly going on. Here is the information that I have collected so far:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.4
Local ID: 1033

Additioinal information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 0000000080000003
BCP2: FFFFF880044D78EB
BCP3: FFFFF880078A8C10
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product 255_1

I have verified that all patches have been applied, the latest BIOS is installed, and all of the latest drivers from Dell have been installed.

Attached is the minidump file and a screenshot of the System Event Log for it.

If anyone has a suggestion as to what the problem is I would be greatful!!

Thanks,
Lamar

A:Windows 7 BSOD on Dell Optiplex 990

1. rdbss.sys; System exception in System
Otherwise known as the Redirected Drive Buffering SubSystem Driver. Run HDD Diags: HD Diagnostic then report back to me the results, please.

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