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Q: DELL T1600 A04 BIOS

Please provide a working link for T1600 systems A04 version BIOS.Links on support side are dead!

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A: DELL T1600 A04 BIOS

There is not an A04 bios for the T1600.

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So the unit when you plug it in you get a flashing power light. No power. No diag codes.

When you press and hold the PSU test button on the back the machine powers up into windows without issue.

CMOS battery tests 3.06v
Tested all ram, reset bios, still the same.

Cant find much info online about it. All capacitors look great, no swollen or corrosion.

Anybody got any suggestions? PSU tests fine on the tester and it does the same when I install a brand new 600w evga psu.

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I can't get to the right hand side. Very very weird. I can expand and navigate the left hand side tree, if I press alt+f i can confirm the left and right arrows are recognized but still I can't change any setting at all. Any ideas?

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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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Tech sheet says:
Memory module connector:
four DIMM slots
Memory module capacity
1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB
ECC/Non–ECC DDR3, 1333 MHz
Minimum memory
1 GB
Maximum memory
32 GB

4 × 4 = 16 this week, so is the actual maximum 16 or is the actual per-slot capacity 8?

A:T1600 actual RAM capacity

Max ram is 16 gigs not 32  You cannot use Quad rank memory.
Chipset: Intel C206  FROM 2011
DDR3L PC3L-12800 • CL=11 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3L-1600 • 1.35V • 512Meg x 64 •

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Working in a student computer lab and have had several, 5 fail out of the blue. 
These are T1600s, running Windows 7, single monitor.  They will never boot at all, so no monitor and no reading a diagnostic.  The power supply test button at the plug does stay green when pressed and held. The fans will run during that process, however nothing else.  The error code numbers on the front cycle through different patterns and on all but 1, stops at 3.
Any advice

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I was just given a Precision T1600. I am putting in 32GB ram, a Quadro 2000 video card, and 2x 500GB SSD drives (one for boot, one for added storage). 
Does anyone know the max CPU upgrade possible (recommended)? The unit came with the E3 1225. E3 CPUs are available up to E3 1286v3. I don't expect that that one is useable, but what is the upgrade max for this unit. 
Can't find any help on the Web...

A:T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

I don't know why you would EVER want to put in 32gb of ram in a computer and it can only support 16gb of ram at 1333 mhz the video card is good and 2 500gb SSD drivers are WAY too much money for the computer you have, think about it, your paying $1 per 1gb for SSD (around that price, depending on some companies) so in sort just get the quadro 2000 video card with 2x HHD and just use 16gb of ram i know this is still way too much ram but its better then your 32gb of ram haha

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I have 6nwyk T1600 motherboard and I can't find a case for it.  Is there a compatible case with the proper connector?

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I recently upgraded my T1600 MB from a core i3 to a core i7 processor. (Both are Sandy Bridge) While the system is running fine, the CPU benchmarks and Windows (10-Home) utilities are only showing 2 cores and not 4 cores that should be present with the new i7 CPU. I've checked the bios performance settings and the All option is selected for cores and all performance options are enabled. Is there another step needed for Windows 10 to recognize the new processor. (Activation checked and OK.)
The Window System Information utility is still showing the original i3 CPU. ?? Thanks for any advice.

A:T1600 CPU upgrade to core i7-2600

Fixed: I ran the diagnostics located in Settings>Troubleshoot>Hardware and Devices and it identified a problem, corrected it, and instructed me to reboot. Once the reboot was completed Windows indicated 4 cores and 8 threads.

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My understanding is that the T1600 uses a standard ATX PSU and as such it is easy to replace and the only thing standing in the way of a new GPU (literally) is the internal 3.5" bay. Is it removable?

A:T1600 video card upgrade -- bay removable?

No.  It is riveted in place.

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

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

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

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Hi all,
I have a spare computer from work, but I do not know the password to log in, and so would like to wipe it. Ergo, I decided to try and boot the computer using a USB thumb drive with Ubuntu on it, so as to wipe the windows partition on the hard drive and then install Ubuntu. The computer boots normally to the Windows XP login screen. When I press F2 or F12, there is no display output. I have tried this with a variety of monitors and with two D-SUB cables (one at a time). These are the Samsung LT27B551EW, LG 27EA63V-P and Dell Rev A00. None of them show either the Dell splash screen or the BIOS screen. I have tried pressing F2 and F12 at strategic intervals (every 2 seconds) but still there is no display output. I also know that I was able to access the BIOS on the same computer a few months ago, but I forgot which displays I used then - I had to wait for permission to wipe the hard drive.
I have also looked up this problem in a number of other places, and found that this is supposedly due to an incompatibility of some kind with the monitor. However, I am not sure as to how I might go about fixing this issue, as I do not have any other monitors or cables which work with the Dell - all my other cables are either HDMI or other sorts of cable which do not plug in to the Dell. If there is a way to use the hard drive and wipe it without accessing the BIOS I would also be grateful to hear about that too.

A:Dell Dimension 3000 skips Dell splash screen and BIOS

Try connecting the USB stick before you power the system on.
You can try this too:

Power off, and unplug power cord from rear of PC
Press/hold power button for ~30 sec
Reconnect power cord to rear of PC
Power on and immediately tap F12 a couple of times

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I was wondering if anyone would be so kind to assist with a problem that suddenly started with my second computer (Dell Vostro 400)
Its running windows 7 home premium and all the sudden it now stops at the Dell bios version screen. It did this a couple times the lastfew days, but when I restarted it, it booted ok, but when I checked on it later then the computer was frozen again with a black screen.  I have borrowed another computer from work and swapped out the hard drive, and it works fine with the other computer (same hardware). So I dont think its the hard drive. Any advice on this would be much appreciated.

A:Dell Vostro 400 - freezes right away at Dell bios version screen

Oh, I should mention that I do hear one beep and then the Dell screen shows up and then freezes.

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

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

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

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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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Was working on my army online class and my laptop was running way to slow. So i decided to factory reset my laptop. Once i did that i updated all my drives well, apparently on dell site they have a bad bios update on it. Now my laptop is a over size paper weight. Call customer service for help and they told me that they knew about that the update was corrupted and its a work order to get ot off the page. So they told me to drain the power out the motherboard(thanks alot didnt work)or buy a new motherboard($600 plus). really dell? You knew of a bad software update and keep it on your page. So now i went from a alienware 17 r2 to a cellphone... can anyone help me with this issue...

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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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I have an Optiplex 760, with Revision A05..

I want to know how do I access the bios on this board. When I press F12 or F2, all I get is a black screen with the Boot selection and diagnose, but now the regular blue bios menu.

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I working with an older Dell (2000ish is the year) and I can't seem to get into the bios. Any suggestion for getting in and/or is there another way to change the boot order?

A:Dell Bios

What is the exact model number?

Have you tried F2, or the Del key?

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My friend has Dell Inspiron 1505. His computer status now is: when you turn on the computer, a message displays: "Invalid configuration information - Please run SETUP program", and then asks for BIOS password. He does not have the password. This laptop is no longer under warranty from Dell, so no free technical support is available.

I did remove the CMOS nut battery. Re-installed it after 15 minutes. But the problem still exists.

Question: what other options should I do to pass/or reset this BIOS password?



As per the board rules we cannot assist with matters in regard to passwords, please see here: http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

You can contact Dell and they may be able to assist you for a small fee.

Thread is closed.

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Recently upgraded the Bios for Dell GX1 to A10 from A9 to find that the second CD installed on top of the case is not recognised with this BIOS version. Have tried everything but even on auto detect the second CD is not recognised. It is not a problem with the jumpers.
Is it a matter of reverting to A9 to recognise the CD (it was previously recognised with A9) or is there some other solution, including a different BIOS upgrade that may rectify this.
Has anyone had any experience with this sort of thing?

A:Bios For Dell Gx1

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a friend gave me his laptop because the bios and hard drive had a password and he couldnt remove it without paying dell to reset the bios password. i called in his place and paid the fees and was given the passwords. im now in the bios but cant remove them for some reason. i set to load defaults but there is no way to save the defaults, when u hit esc it just says exit. i dont know what to do, dell considers that a separate problem and doesnt want to help wthout more money. its in dell inspiron 1420

A:dell bios

How To Reset, Remove, Clear or Reveal CMOS BIOS Security Password
See if this helps

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Can anyone help me please....?

I guess this is almost a Password Reset query but not quite which is why I am posting as a new thread. I have read most of whats been written in that thread but got bogged down.

Hope you all don't mind helping a newbie to this forum so here goes.....

I have a Dell D505 laptop. It's my old one from work as i've now been given a new one because the OS went screwy, and as it was due for replacing anyway, they gave me a new one and said if i could fix it then i could keep it as they have no time to rebuild, and it was out of warranty anyway.

What i need....I think.... is the Bios resetting back to factory.

Story goes like this..... It had password authentication protection...I know the password as it is the same as on my new one.... but the OS went really strange and wouldn't boot which is why my IT replaced it.

So.... I thought it was Xp that had crashed and as I have an XP install disc I reloaded it. I did a complete reformat and only now have 1 partion which is where I installed Xp....I can hear you all saying... No!!! LOL!!! Now when I boot it I have no authentication password screen and it tells me I have "no bootable drive". This appears at the same time the authentication password screen should pop up. The strange thing is that when it first starts up in the top right hand of the screen it tells me i can enter F12 to enter the boot sequence or F2 to enter bios settings. When I press F2 a... Read more

A:Help needed with Bios on Dell 505

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

This worked for me once quite awhile ago.

as stated: use @ your own risk.....tho better than the trash bin?!


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

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

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

A:Dell bios upgrade

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

To be certain you could download the dst-cd.iso
password: smellyalater
And remove the Administrator password first

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I have a Dell Dimensions 4600 that I want to nuke the hard drive on. I was about to use DBAN when I had this flash from the past. Didn't Dell used to put their BIOS in the hard drive? I would hate to nuke this then be unable reinstall something afterwards. Any of you old timers (and I mean that in the most positive sense of the word) remember this? and how would I find out if the Dell 4600's BIOS is on the hard drive or motherboard? Thank you.

A:Question: Dell and BIOS

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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 am working on a Dell OptiPlex GS for one of my less fortunate friends. (this thing is a p166 with 32MB ram and a 56kbps modem. No speed demon, thats for sure). Anyway, I can't find enough info on this machine to access the BIOS. I know I am missing something but I can't figure out what. Delete does'nt work, F1 either. The machine in question can be found at http://docs.us.dell.com/docs/systems/dalt/Specs.htm.


A:Anyone know how to get into the BIOS of a Dell OptiPlex Gs?

OptiPlex Systems

On all Pentium-based OptiPlex systems, press the Ctrl + Alt + Enter keys at the same time, or the F2 key as the system powers up.

Darn I have to read what I paste, the keys where bracketed and that's why it didn't make any sense, removed brackets.


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Hey TSF guys
I have a problem. This lady asked me to fix her laptop which needed a new keyboard. No problem. I was going to also speed up the system and when i went to go do that, there was the Dell BIOS protection on it. Her laptop wont allow me to enter the OS or even the BIOS settings. When i asked her about this, she said she couldnt remember the password. Is there anyway i can either wipe the HD and the password be gone and I install XP or is there something else i can do? Its a Dell Inspiron 1521 with Vista. Any suggestions?

A:Dell Bios Password

We cant help with passwords here. We dont really know if you are you.

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problem - dell computer boots up to "Dell Logo" screen, the "status bar" on that screen that normally goes across does not move at all, it does not even begin to move, it is stuck there, computer will not recognize any external devices such as mouse. keyboard, so i can not get into bios settings, and can not boot from a cd or usb
things i have tried....
- unplug computer hold down power button for 60 seconds
- remove cmos battery and jumper pins, let computer sit for hours
- replace cmos batter with known good battery
- replace power supply with known good power supply
- remove ram sticks
- clean ram sticks/slots
- replace ram sticks one at a time trying both slots with both sticks
- disconnected EVERYTHING from motherboard except fans, power, and ram
- tested hard drive, it is 100% okay
all of the above give the exact same result, nothing changes,
is it safe to assume this is a motherboard issue?

A:Dell Will Not Pass Bios

Can you boot into Safe Mode?
Do you see the BIOS splash screen when the computer is booting?

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Today I installed the BIOS and number of drivers updates - I didn't experienced before the screen flickering at low brightness but now it's non stop if I'm on power or if on battery. Something that apparently this BIOS have fixed - any suggestions?

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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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dell lattitude d610

i need to fix my bios via dos for my computer
due to a previous potential hacking of my computer

i dont have cds

so i need to use my usb cartrige flash drive or whatever.

A:Need to fix BIOS via DOS for Dell computer

Hi, and welcome to Techspot.
Your question is a little confusing, bios and dos are two completely different things...
Maybe you should read a little about BIOS on this website.
If you need to enter BIOS you probably have to press F2 when the DELL logo shows up right after you start your computer. You don't need any CDs or USB flash drives to enter BIOS.

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hello, i have been trying to overclock my dell studio 540 for quite some time now and have heard that it cant be done. i read a post on this site that someone talked to dell and found a link to a file that will flash the BIOS and allow overclocking. my warranty has run out so i cannot talk to them directly. does anyone know of a link to this BIOS? The post where i heard of the link is http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/772486-cant-overclock-through-dell-bios.html

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That is the bios I have for an old P3 CPU. I can get F8 to get me into safemode, but I do not know the key combo for selecting boot menu. I have tried F2, 10, and 12. Esc does nothign, and Del sends me to the setup where I have the CD rom to first, then HDD. I have my Win XP cd in the drive, but it STILL goes to HDD. Anyone could help me I would appreciate it

A:Dell Phoenix A07 BIOS

are u trying to reinstall windows xp? to reinstall on a dell u put the cd in reboot and when u see the dell screen u should see f12 for boot menu. the correct order is boot from the cd first.when u see the dell screen keep tapping f12 and then u should see a black screen with a blinking cursor that says hit any key to boot from a cd. hit enter and then u should see windows installing. just follow the directions and go from there. f2 on a dell computer takes u into the bios.u shouldnt need to change the bios if it has xp already in it. hope this helps u.

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Hello Everyone!

Dell Dimension XPS D300.
On bootup, the memory count-down screen says:
Pentium 2
Processor speed 133MHz
Then it boots straight into BIOS, directly into a window Maintenance where it says: Processor Speed, and the option to set to: 200, 233, 266, 300, 333, 366.
I tried all and it does the same loop.

will someone suggest what I should do here?


[This should have been posted in Hardware. My mistake]

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I recently purchased a used Dell Optiplex GX1, and formatted the drive, re-loading Win98 successfully. After 20 minutes, the monitor goes blank, although moving the mouse brings the drive back to life the screen stays blank. I entered the BIOS setup, but found that it's asking for a setup password, and I can't effect any power management settings. Any practical help would be greatly appreciated...

A:Dell Optiplex BIOS

There might be a clear CMOS jumper on the board, if not or you can't find/identify it, you can pull the battery out for a few minutes. This should reset your password to the default which is nothing.

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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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Looks like a lot of knowledgeable people here--hope someone can help me out! My computer is a Dell XPS 400 running WIN XP SP3; 2 GB Ram. It was working fine until I tried to start it up yesterday.

After I push the ON button, BIOS begins to boot, but freezes up and fails to fully boot. The "progress" bar stops just short of 100% complete. It simply freezes, with no error message.

During the BIOS boot, the hard drive icon lights up and the diagnostic LEDs blink on and off during the BIOS booting process. When BIOS hangs, LEDs 1 and 4 remain lit. The 1-4 combination isn't included in the Troubleshooting section of the manual. The green LED on the mother board is lit and steady. The power button LED is green.

I tried pressing F2 and F12 as BIOS begins to boot, but no results. I've also unplugged all peripherals, and removed and re-installed both 1 GB RAM sticks, the hard drive, the power cord, and the CMOS battery. I left the battery out for over an hour. BIOS still won't finish booting.

Any advice will be most appreciated! Thanks!

A:Dell XPS 400 BIOS hangs up

The same exact thing has happened me. Does anyone know what is going on?

Dell Bios status bar gets to about 90% then freezes. F2 and F12 don't work.

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