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I need help unlocking my Dell Inspiron (N7110) BIOS (Version: A13)

Can some please help to unlock the features for Dell Inspiron 17r (N7110). The latest revision of the BIOS is A13 and can be found at; ...
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Change GUID on Dell E6420

I'm working in a school who have recently updated to Windows 7 and purchased a whole batch of new laptops. While everything else works swimmingly, there are 6 laptops that appear to have the same BIOS ...
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1answer
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How to flash Dell Precision 390 from linux (debian)

I am trying to update my BIOS: $ sudo dmidecode -s bios-version 2.1.2 With a newer one: 2.6.0. I went to this page Dell Precision System BIOS, 2.6.0 After downloading the file WS390-020600.BIN, ...
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Dell Poweredge 2850 RAM

Dell reports that 8GB is the max but Windows System spec tool indicates 16GB possible. Has anyone actually been able to add more than 8GB to this motherboard and actually have it report more than 8GB ...
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Removing BIOS password

I have a Dell inspiron n4110. I set the password for the BIOS but now I forgot that password. I don't want to open the laptop. Can updating the BIOS solve the problem?
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dell inspiron 5323 13z cant gain access LOCKED ou t of bios

I am completely locked out of my dell inspiron 5323 13z.Iit says i need a bios password. It gives me a password hint with a completely black screen and i cant get any further. I have tried opening ...
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Dell Inspiron 15z-5523 does not boot from hard drive

I'm looking for help with my Dell Inspiron 15z. I have removed all visible and hidden partitions from all the hard drives in the system (SSD and HDD). I have successfully installed openSUSE Linux 13.1 ...
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dell inspiron n5050 fan constantly turned on

My dell inspiron n5050 fan is continuously turned on from start till I shut down. I updated Bios to A05 and ran diagnostic test to check HD failure and I got this error error code 2000-0142 ...
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Dell Windows 8 Reinstall with bios based product key

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron running pre-installed windows 8(oem) and unfortunately i've been a victim of a virus attack and now i cant even boot windows(cannot proceed to login screen). ...
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Computer in Boot Loop

My old Dell PC has recently gotten stuck in a boot loop, and I'm not sure why! I'm kind of new to troubleshooting computers, but I'm trying to learn how. I've checked the RAM, there's no problem ...
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1answer
394 views

Dell XPS laptop BIOS complains after installing SSD

I installed a Samsung 830 SSD in my XPS L501X and now every time it boots, after the logo screen it beeps twice, rattles the DVD drive and displays this message (and nothing else) Press <F1> to ...
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Dell Inspiron mini laptop - access Bios blind?

I picked up a Dell laptop Inspiron 1018 mini at a school fund raising sale cheap. Screen is cracked so it only works on external screen which is OK, but here is the kicker... we also don't have ...
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Seagate backplus desktop drive 4 TB is not recognized in my dell inspiron 15r 5520 laptop bios.

I am using the windows 7 home premium 64 bit OS, the drive gets detected& i see it in the MY COMPUTER area but not in the bios. I even updated my bios through the dell website. I want to use it as ...
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1answer
368 views

Can't update BIOS on Dell E6530

I have a problem with the video output on my E6530. It does not show anything during POST on my external screens. As it seems this is related to A09 BIOS which is currently installed. I wanted to ...
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1answer
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How do i get rid of words on my bios splash screen?

I have a dell optiplex gx620 and on the bios splash screen above the dell logo it says the name of a college and i would like to get rid of that so its normal. I have tried to flash the bios by ...
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1answer
186 views

Dell Inspiron 14r doesn't boot

I have a Dell Inspiron that doesn't seem to get past the initial POST - it turns on and displays the logo, and the loading bar fills about 60%, but can't boot into the OS, enter Setup (F2), or display ...
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1answer
958 views

Boot manager does not find usb stick

I have a dell server Poweredge T110. I have 2 usb sticks: 1: Sandisk Ultra - 32GB - Formatted exFat 2: Sandisk Cruzer Blade 8GB - Formatted NTFS When I go to boot mananger -> Boot settings -> Set ...
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2answers
103 views

USB devices prevent computer to turn on

I have a dell optiplex 960. If I plug in 3 usb devices (keyboard, mouse, printer) all to 3 usb ports next to each other (there is a row of 4 and a row of 3 on the back of the computer), It will not ...
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1answer
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How to check if laptop supports mSATA?

I have Dell inspiron 7520 laptop which has two configurations with mSATA connection and preinstalled mSATA card and without mSATA connection. Mine is without preinstalled mSATA card, but I found in ...
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1answer
87 views

Dell Dimension 8400 error

I've got an old Dell Dimension 8400 that's occasionally getting this error: I\O card parity interrupt at C000:2100 Type (S)hut off NMI, (R)eboot, other keys to continue The keyboard don't work so I ...
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1answer
320 views

Install BIOS for Dell Inspiron 1564

my labtob doesn't power on (when i click the power button the lamp flashes and it doesn't power on), i went to a technician and he said that the bios is corrupted, and he want to install a new bios ...
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2answers
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Switched CPU on Dell Optiplex GX520, BIOS says it's incompatible

Motherboard and the new CPU should be compatible. The old one was a Celeron. This is the motherboard and this is the CPU. How do I update the BIOS in a situation where I can't boot? Do I have to the ...
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1answer
303 views

Boot from CD on Inspiron 7500

I recently acquired an old Dell Inspiron 7500. It has Windows XP installed on it currently and is super slow. So I decided to install Linux on the machine, but I have failed over and over. I have ...
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2answers
2k views

Change Virtualbox disk type from AHCI to RAID

I made have an image that was made on a Dell computer. This Dell had "RAID mode" set in the bios. If I load and then boot the image on any other computer set to AHCI or AHCI/RAID, I get BSOD. Same ...
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2answers
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How to reinstall the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM

I have a Dell Precision R5400 rack mount computer. It originally came with a the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM installed. But then we decided to remove the RAID drives and replace them with ...
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1answer
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How to move an existing installation of Window 7 64bit to UEFI (from legacy)

I have a laptop that has Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise edition. It is already filled with plenty of Software and drivers. The laptop (Dell E6220) supports booting through UEFI, but the insatllition was ...
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1answer
262 views

Boot from Hard Drive via USB but not directly?

I'm having a bizarre problem, and it seems I'm not alone. On a Dell Latitude 13, I get the error message "internal hard disk drive not found" during POST. Yet, if I take the very same hard drive and ...
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1answer
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Dell Vostro suddenly giving “No TPM or TPM has…” message on boot

(Original question title was Dell Vostro suddenly giving "No TPM or TPM has problem" message on boot" but I was pinged by the stack exchange style police for having the word "problem" in my title!) I ...
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1answer
506 views

Looking for info on BIOS options

Where can I find documentation on the options in my BIOS? I haven't been able to find anything. My computer is a Dell XPS 15 L501X laptop, BIOS is Phoenix A07.
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Reset Bios on Dell by Removing Battery but now wont boot because time is not set?

I basically get this message: If i turn off the computer and turn it back on i just get a black screen with a white cursor blinking. Any ideas? EDIT In case anyone else is wondering. I DO NOT ...
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1answer
113 views

my dell laptop error

This computer system. #8NJBM1J-595B, is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password. This error appear when computer ...
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1answer
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Dell Vostro 1520 BIOS update failed - machine is out of warranty and Dell will not assist

During BIOS upgrade of my Vostro 1520 laptop (Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit) their update software failed to complete. In fact the software hung. Now the computer will not turn on, the BIOS does not come ...
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How can I update the BIOS of a Dell Inspiron 1564?

How can I update the BIOS of my Dell Inspiron 1564?
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Disabling required keystroke for boot

My machine is a Dell Precision Workstation 450; it runs great (OS = Windows 7). However, there's one little annoyance about it: whenever I turn on the computer, it makes a loud beep and then requires ...
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1answer
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VT enabled processor in my Dell Inspiron 530

I have an Inspiron 530 with a Q8200 processor. The problem is that I want to run Windows Server 2008 R2 inside VMWare but that is only 64-bit. To run a 64-bit guest you need to have Intel VT ...
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1answer
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Cannot boot from USB at startup

Laptop: Dell XPS m1530 with A12 BIOS. I have USB EMULATION enabled in the BIOS. At startup, after pressing F12, USB is shown in the list, but I cant boot from it,, boot device gets automatically ...
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0answers
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dell bios passwrod help [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Removing the BIOS password on a Dell Laptop Any help would be good, hello everybody, i have too the known problem with a dell latitude d620 with following i am Looking ...
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Removing the BIOS password on a Dell Laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reset or remove the BIOS password on my laptop I have a Dell D620 laptop. My younger brother set password by mistake on BIOS Setup and forgot it. How do I reset the BIOS ...
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Dell Dimension L866r hangs after POST after BIOS flash

I have an old Dell Dimension L866r which I flashed with BIOS version A14. Now when I turn on the system it hangs with the full-screen Dell logo. If I press Esc immediately after turning it on I ...
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5answers
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Error updating BIOS on a Dell Inspiron 1501

I have an Inspiron 1501 that I've installed 64bit Windows 7 on. It's running beautifully, but I am stuck trying to update the BIOS. Dell only provides the Windows BIOS flash utility and when I try to ...
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2answers
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Vostro 1520 crash during bios update

My Vostro 1520 (P8700 C2D) originally came with BIOS A02. This bios version have known problems with VT, so I had to upgrade to A05. During the upgrade, the notebook crashed. Needless to say, it won't ...
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2answers
1k views

View BIOS on Dell Dimenion 3100

I've got a Dell Dimension 3100 machine, running on windows xp sp3, that needs an upgraded PCI Video card so I can have 2 monitors at once. I bought an ati radeon 9000 and went through the process of ...
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Dell Latitude E5500 - Cannot change boot order with keyboard, must use touchpad

We just bought a few Latitude E5550 laptops. I wanted to boot from an installation CD, so I had to change the boot order. Instead of being a text-based BIOS configuration that is easy to navigate ...
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5answers
3k views

Update BIOS on Dell with Linux with no floppy drive, when firmware is not in the firmware-tools repository

I'd like to update my BIOS on my Dell Studio XPS 1340. I have the .exe file for installing it with Windows, but I don't have Windows installed on this computer. I'm currently running Ubuntu 9.04 ...
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Dell E6500 virtualization BIOS settings

Do you have Any experience how virtualization related BIOS settings work In Dell E6500? I am using VMWare Workstation 6.5 and do not see any option to turn those “magic features” on.