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Dell Precision T3400 wont boot

Q: Dell Precision T3400 wont boot

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

Thank you for your time!

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Hi guys, I'm looking towards you cause i search many times without answers.
I have some random BSOD with the Event ID 1003 Categorie 102 and Error code 1000008e, parameter 1 c0000005, parameter 2 bf0c0dd4, parameter 3 ba21747c, parameter 4 00000000

My Specs
Board : Dell OTP412
Dual Core CPU 2.4
2g of RAM

All drivers are up to date with SP3
Here my minidumps
Please help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Thanks
Matt
 

A:Bsod on Dell Precision T3400

If you have an Nvidia video card, the minidumps are pointing to this device. Have you recently updated or changed something that might have started the trouble?
 

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Hy,

I have this pc with these Specs Upgraded:

8 GB Ram DDR-2 
320 SSD- 2x160 GB
Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0 Ghz
Radeon HD 5570HD

My system was working fine and good since 4 months but recently this week its randomly restarting without warning. Windows 10 is installed in this system. Sometimes its working fine and sometimes not. I change the power coat and Open my PC and clean it with blower to avoid dust and also Re-seat the all the Rams and check all the cables. Its also rebooting again and again in Windows 10 loading boot screen. 
Any Help will be appreciated. 
Thanks,  

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I got myself a T3400 PC. I installed windows 8.1 in it. Everything seems to work fine except for my internal speakers.
After I installed windows 8.1 the audio symbol showed that it was muted at the bottom right corner and no matter what I did the volume level wouldn't change.
I went to Dell's website and downloaded their latest audio driver by entering my express code into the website.
The muted symbol has gone away but I'm still not hearing anything from my speakers even though I see the signal level changing in "Playback Device" tab of my sound devices.
I plugged in my headphones and mic they're working fine.
I ran Dell's hardware test on the PC and it passed everything.
Q1. Is there any way to get them working ? Can somebody give me steps please?
Q2. Do I need to install some new driver?

A:Installation of windows 8.1 in Dell Precision T3400

Hello!  So are you talking about the internal speaker inside the tower itself, or are you talking about a speaker set you plugged into the back?  If you plugged them into the back its supposed to be plugged into the green plug in the back and not the blue one.  If your talking about the internal speaker, there is a possibility that it never came with one as the manual lists it as an option for this model.  I would open the unit and see if its plugged into the connector on the motherboard if it has the optional speaker

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got a used dell precision t3400 and trying to boot it up on single sata drive the options in bios sata operations is raid auto detect/achi raid autodetect/ata and raid on it says onboard sata drive is not present but shows the 3 160gig sata drives

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I just installed a Western Digital 6 TB hard drive in a Precision T3400 with BIOS version A14,  All seems to be working in Windows, however when I go into BIOS for the to check settings for the new hard drive BIOS locks up.  I realize that this computer is a little dated but with storage being it's main use I have no need to update anything other then the hard drives.  Has anyone else come across the same issue?  Is the hard drive at risk of failing because the BIOS has a problem with the hard drive?  Is there any work around that anybody knows about?  I really like the Precision Workstations, I have 3 of them up and running at home, and this is the first real problem I have encountered with them.
Thanks for any comments or suggestions. 

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Hello Everyone,
I have Dell Precision T3400 Tower Workstation. When I press the power button on the CPU, the yellow light inside the button keeps burning. And the processor feather keeps running too. But computer does not mean that the display is no more
Please Help,,,,,
Thank You

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

A:dell precision wont boot

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

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

A:Dell Precision M4500 - Wont boot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

once it does boot, there are no other issues

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

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

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I have a Dell Precision T3400 connected to a surge protector.  After a brief power outage at my home the w/s did not reboot as it usually does.  Currently the power switch is blinking green and there are no other lights.  However, when I hit the power switch nothing happens.  I tried re-seating the battery on the motherboard and removed/replaced the jumpers but no luck.  This w/s has had no problems in the past.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

A:Precision T3400 won't start

Remove the surge protector and plug computer directly into a wall outlet. The surge protector might have done its job and protected the computer. Replace the surge protector.

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Hello
This is my first post on here and I am looking for advice.
I have a Dell Precision T3400 running Win 10 on a standard Nividia Quadro FX1700.
The images and text on the screen have become mostly illegible, along with vertical and sometimes horizontal lines.
I have tried different screens and different cables and the problem still exists.
Any ideas on the source of the issue please?
Thank you.

A:Precision T3400, Quadro FX1700, Windows 10

Run these steps and post the results =* Power the monitor and PC off* Unplug the power cord from the back of the PC* Disconnect the monitor from the video card* Remove the PC case cover* Disconnect the internal power supply leads from the rear of the video card* Remove the video card from the motherboard slot* Use compressed air to clean out the video card and the motherboard slot* Reseat the video card in the motherboard slot and attach the power supply leads to the rear of the video card* Close the case cover* Reconnect the monitor to the video card* Reconnect the PC power cord* Power on the monitor and then the PC* We never tested Windows 10 on this 10 year old PC. So reinstall the retail Nvidia Quadro FX1700 driver* Restart the PC when done. Retest* If available, remove that video card and test another one in the PC

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I have a T3400, works great. I am attempting to upgrade the memory to 16GB. Forum posts state that it can be done, manual says 8GB is limit.
Which is it?
I've tried 2 different sets of 4x4GB DDR2 PC2-6400 ECC 800Mhz modules.

All I get are these beep codes:
4 long then a pause  then 2 long
I just flashed to A14 BIOS.
Currently trying A-Tech 4GB DDR2 PC2-6400 DIMM/800MHZ 2Rx4 ECC Registered
Part# 6521 AA 5514 L/H445/V
Any ideas? Don't mention Crucial as their memory is entirely too expensive.

A:Precision T3400 memory upgrade issues

You cannot use BUFFERED/REGISTERED Ram EVER.  You must use DDR2 ECC Unbuffered RAM
This type of ram is VERY specific and its LOW Density INTEL compatible ram.
Only Ancient Vacuum Tube ECC models work however.  Its ECC and its 4 gig and its NOT Buffered/REGISTERD  You cannot mix them.
Don't make the mistake of buying High Density or FULLY BUFFERED ram and expecting it to work.
Memory Type:DDR2 PC2-6400E (ECC)
Maximum Memory: 16GB Slots: 4
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-8500 with a maximum of 4GB per slot.
You cannot Mix ECC with Non ECC and the ram should all be matching from the same vendor unless you are looking for trouble.
You cannot take advantage of  1066 Mhz.
It will work with non ecc.  Here is a vendor that guarantees it to work.
http://www.memorystock.com/memory/DellPrecisionWorkstationT3400.html
 
The issue I would have is that its soo expensive its easier to buy a used T3500 which uses DDR3 and the Ram is Cheaper as well.
 
 

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I inherited a T3400 with core2 quad Q6600, but no HD or OS. Nice machine, by the way, tho' old-ish.

Installed a Cruze 128G SSD and W7 with AHCI set, SSD and DVD on ports 0 and 1. Boot to SSD then DVD. Nice and fast! Old BIOS, 2008 I think. Read bad things about v11 -14 so decided to leave it as is. I believe the BIOS sets AHCI for ALL drives, no distinction possible - all drives are AHCI in BIOS. Hooked up a (two yr old?) SATA WD Green 2TB with data on it (from an Intel mobo with XP OS) and SSD would not show, and not boot. Tried the HD on SATA 2 and 3 ports, but SSD will not boot with ANY UNUSED ports enabled.

DO I assume correctly that if I want to install any HD I will have to initialize under the AHCI setting?

Any help appreciated, I think the answer probably is straightforward...

A:Problem with SSD and HD together, DELL T3400

Unplug the WD and see if the SSD will boot into windows ?

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

> SetupNew\setup.cpp (140)PAPP:PVENDOR:PGUID:[email protected] Vista Service Pack 1 (7601)IE Version: 9.11.9600.18426
The installation then fails and the installer log shows the following:
[08/25/16 13:16:06]    Open file: C:\ProgramData\Dell\UpdatePackage\Log\Application_KKJH9_WN32_3.5.5_A00_2016-08-25.txt[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Command: attended[08/25/16 13:19:12]    DUP Capabilities Value: 2097151 (0x1FFFFF)[08/25/16 13:19:12]    DUP Vendor Software Version: 3.5.5[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System OS Version: 6.1.1.0[08/25/16 13:19:12]    OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System OS Language: DE[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Language Compatible with this Package? Unknown[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Parameter: logfile[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Parameter: logfile changed to: C:\ProgramData\Dell\UpdatePackage\Log\Application_KKJH9_WN32_3.5.5_A00_2016-08-25.txt[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Extraction-miniunz path: C:\PROGRA~3\dell\drivers\APPLIC~1.5_A\miniunz.exe[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Extra... Read more

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My precision 690 witch I am resurrecting to act as a server/nas . It powers on but does not connect to the screen the power switch appears not to work, I tried to reset the bios switch and changed the battery. To no avail. Just plugging in the power starts the machine and the fans seem to run at high speed, is the m/board
broken or is there a way to sort it, I also tried different VGA cards none worked. Looking for help. Thanks in advance. Stephen
 

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Hello I have a Dell T3400 that all of a sudden won't boot. It is running Bios A14 so the latest Bios/last one they made for this system. It's been fine but this morning I woke up and it will not boot. I can get the System to read the SSD so when I go to the Bios settings I can get it to show the Drive Adata SP600 but when I select it as the first boot drive and or go in to the Boot menu by hitting F12 and selecting that drive I just get the error Boot drive not found/available or whatever. So I took the drive out and put in an enclosure and hooked it up to my other PC and checked it with HD sentinel and will upload the image with this post. Anyways not sure what to do at this point so any help would be appreciated. Also just let me know if you need any other information. I tried plugging the drive into a different Sata port on the Mobo but still wouldn't boot.

Thanks,
 

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I have just been given a DELL T3400 tower with NO HDs and NO OS files/discs. So I can't establish the specs, although I know there are 4 RAM sticks, former owner ran CAD prgs, very quick, so these must be 4G total at least. Liquid cooling installed. TP412 mobo, 500W PSU.

I want to install a SSD 128 for system and WW7 Pro - but 32-bit? 64-bit? (The case has a Vista Business sticker with key but no discs. And SATA II or III drives OK?

Will appreciate your comments

Don G.

A:filling a totally empty DELL T3400

You should be able to see the name of the motherboard on the motherboard, look it up so you can see if it's sata ii and iii compatible, but both sata will work with eachother really.

As for the version of windows it doesn't matter, the motherboard might have an activation hash, but nothing a clean install can't take care of.

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

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

A:No Boot, loud fan, Dell Precision 390

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

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

A:Dell Precision T5600 network boot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any s... Read more

A:Unable to boot desktop (Dell Precision 450)

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We have quite a few Precision 3510 devices running Windows 10 (1607)
Some of them are locking up on the users
Some of them are hanging when it tries to load windows
I have read articles that there is a windows update causing this but I have been unable to validate.

Anyone with any experience please respond.

Thank You,
Jason

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I have a dell t3400 (core duo e8400, 4gb Ram...) which was powered by the oem psu, but I changed it to a corsair vs450 so I could power my gpu. Two months later, after taking the gpu and psu to another pc, I put the oem psu back into the dell, and tried to power on, but there is a blinking orange light in the power button. I doubt it is a mobo problem, because it was working today. Any ideas?

A:Dell T3400 orange blinking light in power button

Blinking Amber power button is Bad Power supply.   Solid Amber power button is Dead motherboard.  T3400 with X38 Express Chipset 
525W Active Power Factor Correction (APFC) power supply.
M1J3H, 7JVXX, D525AF-01
PSU may be bad or USB Ports may be damaged creating a short on a main power rail. (PS_ON asserted, PS_PWRGOOD not asserted)

 
 

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

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

Thanks,

Joe

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

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

Partition - Mark as Inactive

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

A:Dell Precision 7510 TB16 Boot Issues

n00b2
So I got the TB16 to use with my Windows 10 Precision 7510. I've had issues with the USB devices dropping out randomly but I seem to have got that under control (for now).
It might be if the devices are intermittent, they would exhibit problems during a Pre Boot Scan.
I wanted to boot from a USB DVD drive that was connected to the TB16. But when I tried to boot the laptop got stuck on the Dell logo and wouldn't go into POST.
You are wanting to boot a UEFI capable DVD, such as the Win 10 Install media, connected to the TB16?  If that is the case, I can test to see if I can do it.  I am wondering if the Thunderbolt is connected to the PCIe bus if any device there will be checked for boot compatibility.  
I suppose you can boot from that USB DVD when connected directly to your system?

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

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

Any idee how to solve the problem ?

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

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

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

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

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

Sounds like a tough one. Your support site has articles & threads about it.
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/precision-m6700/research
Precision M6700 Support site

http://www.dell.com/Support/Article/us/en/19/SLN85632
Computer Does Not Turn On Or Go Into Windows
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No Video
If the power indications are normal but there is never any video seen on the computer's display during the startup process, this probably indicates a No Video issue.
If you have a desktop computer and the monitor has its own power supply, make sure the monitor has a power indicator showing that it is turned on.
To troubleshoot a No Video issue, click on the links below:

Desktop
Notebook

For a notebook, press and hold the Fn key and then press the power button. This starts the pre-boot testing and will launch ePSA. ePSA will test video with a series of patterns. If they look fine but you want to test more, you can respond to the video test with "N" and ePSA will then launch the LCD BIST test. If you have a no video issue, you can either run the Fn+Power to enter ePSA or D+Power to run the LCD BIST.
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http://www.dell.com/Support/Article/us/en/19/SLN292599
Resolve No Power, No POST, No Boot or No Video issues with your Dell Computer

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3519/t/19596949
Laptop M6700 Screen goes blank
Cure: Update the BIOS. Also suggests plugging in an external monitor.

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

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

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

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

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

6. Make sure the drive you are working on does not contain data you want to keep. Ideally you would disconnect any drive you dont want to accidentally alter. 
When given the option to select a hard drive, if necessary, delete any previous partitions so the drive is without any partitions. Then click the * NEW button. 
7. After clicking NEW it MUST generate 4 partitions, 3 system partitions + 1 OS partition (made by Windows installer). If it only has 2 partitions it will never work as a UEFI boot volume
8. In... Read more

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whenever i switch on my dell studio 1737 laptop it wont go past the dell logo stage.
any help out there on how to fix the problem?
at the moment i am running a diagnostics test and seems like most devices are passing the test.
Michael
 

A:dell studio 1737 laptop wont boot past dell logo

It could be any number of things but my first 2 guesses are possibly the hard drive or motherboard.you might want to take it somewhere so that you will get a correct diagnosis.
 

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Hi recently my Dell 2330 wont boot up properly. I press the power button and the light comes on the button and i hear the fan. The screen is a brighter black then after a few seconds the screen seems to go off but still power and fan running. Ive spoken to Dell and done all what they asked. Then today out the blue it came on as normal. I went to run a diagnostics test from a link Dell sent me and it asked me to restart the computer. I did and then it  did what it did before and has not come back on since. They have said it could be the motherboard. Any other suggestions ? Thanks

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I have search for many hours for answers to questions on new Graphics Cards which require 8pin and 6 pin or 8pin and 8pin power connections aside from the motherboard supplied power and what the appropriate method was to connect the GPU cards to the 8 pin pcie power connections. This is complicated by the fact that the Precisions seem to only have 6pin cables installed with the towers regardless of the power supply that is installed.   Yes. Everyone understands hopefully that if you have, for example, a 450 watt power supply ( forget the efficiency aspect of the actual power supply) as I am interested in the mechanics of the  design.
The power supply connects to a PC board, which appears to be called "Power Supply extended card"
Now, looking at the connectors on this extended card, there is a "POWER_VGA1" 8pin connection on this extended card (bottom left black socket).  To this 8pin connector, on my T5600 and seemingly on all the others that have made similar inquiries, we all have a 8pin male connector that fit into the extended card. My 8pin connector has two sets of wires leaving the connector and becoming two 6 pin connectors, one of which 6pin connectors is plugged into my stock Quadro 5000 video card.
OK. So, now most people are wanting to change out the 6pin Quadro card with either an 8pin or 8 pin plus 6pin or 8pin and 8pin graphics card such as a GTX 980TI or GTX 1080 or GTX 1070 or AMDs similar card. 
Having researched the... Read more

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Can any one please help, i have a Dell Dimension 2400 that i am checking out for some one, i t will not boot up at all it just gets to the Dell logo and hangs there.

It does not see the hard drive, the Floppy, or the CD ROM.

Can any one tell me what i can possibly to do to find the problem, and re install windows XP Pro.

The only options i get on screne are F2 to enter set up, and F12 to enter boot menu, the varius option to boot up are ie....

1 Normal
2 Hard disk drive c:
3 IDE CD - ROM Device
4 Diskette drive
5 System Setup
6 IDE Diognostics
7 Boot utility partition.

Systen diagnostics checks disk and gives message "pass"
Optitions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,and 7 all give message press f1 to continue, but then i get error message saying "Error loading Operating system"

Any help would be greaqtly apreciated, i am well and truly stuck. Thanks.
 

A:Dell wont boot

Do you have the Windows XP installation disk?

If you do, change the boot order to look at the cd-rom first and boot from the install cd.
 

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dell sign comes on along with progress bar the bar goes about 3/4 of the way then every thing shuts down  cant get to safe mode but can get to boot options and setup

A:dell all in one wont boot

Hello, to BleepingComputer!
 
When you are in the bios, which is the boot options/setup screen, does the computer stay running? Do you see a drive that you can set it to boot from?

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Hello
I just swapped out a e5-2603 CPU and installed a e5-1620 CPU in a Precision T5600.  The PC will not boot, and prior to a forced entering to bios setup, it gives a warning/error
"Your dell current power supply does not support the recent configuration changes made .."
My PSU is a 635W - this should be sufficient, yes??
So is the 1620 not compatible with this model?
thanks for any help, david

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Dell Precision M6400 Win7 64 bit Dell Webcam Central Software.
Long story short, just purchased a M6400, upgraded after purchase with SSD, clean install. Cant Find Win7 64 bit Dell Webcam Central Software.
Please help, no I cant go in to my account and download due to my laptop transfer has not yet cleared.
Webcam is recognized in windows configuration, but not in dell. Already removed win software, but I have no way or nothing to replace with.
 
PLEASE Help  

A:Dell Precision M6400 Win7 64 bit Dell Webcam Central Software Missing

Hi hdpartman,
If the webcam is not working, I recommend uninstalling and reinstalling the webcam drivers.
To uninstall the Dell webcam central software, perform the following steps:

Click Start.
Click Control Panel.
Using the drop-down menu next to View by: in the upper-right corner, select Large Icons.
Click Programs and Features.
Click Dell Webcam Central.
Click Uninstall.
Confirm the uninstall process by clicking OK.
Once uninstalled restart the computer.

I have provided a link below to reinstall the webcam drivers.
http://dell.to/YZkDs3
Awaiting your response!

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I am wondering if a single stick 16 GB RAM DDR3 would be OK for a Dell precision 7500 or 5500. These machines are without RISER. In page 4 of the service manual it states:
NOTE: If any DIMMs are >30mm tall (possible early 16GB DIMMs), they must be installed on the system board only.downloads.dell.com/.../precision-t5500_setup guide_en-us.pdf
has anyone tried with a single stick of 16GB memory? For example I found one here [1]
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

A:single 16GB DDR3 in a dell 7500 or dell 5500 precision

You cant install random density and rank of ram.  Ram must be installed in banks of 3.
http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_dell_precision_workstation/precision-t7500_Service%20Manual_en-us.pdf
 
You cant install a  4 gig then 8 gig then 16 gig.   If you use 16 gig modules they must ALL be 16 gig modules.  You cant mix ranks and density and speed.
 

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The precision 5520 is available with two wireless cards, the dell wireless 1820 (when configured with ubuntu) and the Intel WiFi Link 8265 (when configured with windows 10).  I have the 1820 and ubuntu, but I also want to use windows 10.  When I installed windows 10, the card worked fine.  However, when I installed the anniversary update, the card stopped working.  In the device manager, it said that the device cannot start (code 10).  On the dell website, there are only drivers listed for the Intel WiFi Link 8265 card, and none for the 1820, so I couldn't install any drivers.  
Does anyone know how to make the 1820 card work under windows 10 anniversary?

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Hi,
Im having problem to connect Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24” to Dell Precision m4700 with Intell HG graphics 4000 via Display port. Only works with VGA cable but does not offer resolution 1920 x 1200. Had this troubles with win7 and now tried on win10 and same resilt. I have tried several different cables but no result. Thanks for any suggestion.

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Hello,
I'm not able to install Dell Command | Power Manager on Dell Precision m6700.
I tried to install driver below (as well as other version) but without success:
System-Utilities_Application_8MJFN_WN64_2.2.1_A00
https://www.dell.com/support/home/pl/pl/pldhs1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=3N7TV
I the description you may find that Windows 10 64bit and Dell Precision M6700 is supported.
The errors is following: "The application is not supported on your system. Abording installation. Error: 25025 ".
@Dell_Support - could you please fix it?

Best regards,
Johnny

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