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Dell Dimension E521 will not boot

My server computer (an old Dell Dimension E521) has recently refused to boot after an atempted restart. When the power button is pushed, the power light comes on (green), and nothing boots (no BIOS if ...
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restore dell T1500 software to factory settings

after upgrading the windows 7 of my dell precision T1500 to windows 8 (made this a long time ago without problems), i can't manage to restore the system default : Every advice i read about system ...
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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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2answers
433 views

DELL PowerEdge - System fatal error during previous boot

My dedicated DELL R710 server (CentOS 6.4) is rebooting by itself and popping up with the following error. Does this mean the box cannot boot, or it kernel panicked during Linux boot up and the ...
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Dell XPS 410 running XP Pro - two internal drives - won't boot

My 410 has two internal drives and all of a sudden today, when I tried to boot up as usual, got the error message that Windows couldn't boot because configsys file missing or corrupt. I tried to load ...
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Dell Inspiron laptop not starting

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It was running fine earlier, but suddenly it started mistyping letters with multiple letters and special characters for one second and ...
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2answers
725 views

My new Dell XPS 12 ultrabook keeps beeping forever after pressing the power button and doesn't start

I've just bought a new Dell XPS 12 12.5-Inch Convertible 2-in-1 Touchscreen Ultrabook. After pressing the power button for the first time it started making beeps without stopping. There's no display ...
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119 views

Laptop screen scrambles after boot unless plugged into external monitor

I have a strange problem. I had something fall on my laptop closing the screen down forcefully. Now when I boot the computer the screen is scrambled. It is not scrambled during the BIOS screen or the ...
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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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332 views

Installed new memory, dell laptop, bios posts (recognizes memory), windows won't load

I have a Dell Latitude e6520 that had 2X4GB memory. I found on sale 2X8GB crucial memory, which my IT buddy said the specs match and should work. It has an intel i7-2620 processor with windows 7 x64. ...
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632 views

Trouble booting Windows 7 from USB on Dell Inspiron 660

I had a Dell Inspiron 660 desktop that I had taken the hard disk from to put in my new rig. I recently put a blank hard disk in the Inspiron and am trying to boot Windows 7 on it from USB, but I'm ...
2
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1answer
389 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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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
2k views

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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172 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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dell inspirion 545 desktop will not power on. possible solutions?

for a few weeks now I've had an issue where I have to unplug the power lead for 30 seconds then plug it back in and hit the power button before the pc will turn on /come out of hibernation. Now this ...
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black screen with blinking cursor

I wanted to downgrade a computer from Windows 8 to Windows 7. When I tried to install using Windows 7 installation disk on boot, and I tried to install on a partition, I would get windows cannot be ...
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148 views

Dell Dimension 47000 - Will not boot up

I have an old Dell Dimension 47000 that will not boot up. When I push the button to turn the machine on it begins the start up process but, after a few minutes of trying to boot up, it eventually ...
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I dropped my computer on the floor and now it won't boot. Why is this happening? [closed]

A couple of days ago I started up my computer and for some reason, I would press the power button, the computer would power up and the fan would make the same noise as usual. Except, normally, it ...
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1answer
2k views

Switching power supply from 115V to 230V and back again allows PC to boot--why?

I support a refurbished Dell Dimension 3000 PC (c. 2004) which occasionally will not boot: no POST or video signal, but the fans will begin blowing and an LED on the mainboard lights up. I believe the ...
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1answer
571 views

Dell Inspiron 530 desktop tries 3 times to boot, then fails

First of all, please don't close this question as a duplicate. While it sounds similar to an old question on here, my situation is a bit different. My Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop has stopped booting. A ...
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Tools to modify UEFI Variables in Windows/Linux?

I have a DELL machine that use Phoenix SecureCore Tiano as its UEFI/BIOS However, it is totally not configurable as its UEFI shell & menus are hidden in BIOS Setup. I'm wondering if there were ...
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1answer
301 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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1answer
521 views

Optiplex 760 + Legacy Rage XL PCI card + Windows 7 x64 = startup issues…?

When this card is in the system, I get no beeps, no display, no "POST" things occurring... It's obviously a legacy / old card from year 2000 so not sure if it's bad or what. I know I've used it in ...
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1answer
142 views

Laptop does not boot?

I'm not very savvy when it comes to laptops. I have two identical laptops, old school Dell Latitude D410's. One works just fine, and the other does not boot at all. I have tried various things ...
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1answer
8k views

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 ...
2
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1answer
967 views

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
726 views

64bit Dell stuck at login/splash screen

System: Dell Inspiron 1110 64bit, Windows 7. Problem: When booting it'll reach the login/splash screen. Well almost, it shows the blue windows 7 splash screen image, the mouse (with loading symbol ...
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1answer
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Dell Inspiron 1720 Caps Lock light flashes while booting

When trying to bootup my inspiron 1720, the blue light with a padlock and a 'A' inside of it is flashing, it then just shuts off after some time. If I take out the battery with it plugged in, the ...
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1answer
1k views

Removing (bootable) Dell recovery partition

I've got a Dell laptop that comes pre-loaded with "Recovery" and "Utility" partitions - I know I'm not going to use for these partitions (and I am dual booting, so unless I remove at least one of ...
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173 views

Laptop boots for about 3 seconds before powering down

I've got an old Dell Latitude D610 running XP Pro that's given me six years of trusty service, though it might've finally met its end. The lead-in: About a week ago I was using the laptop for ...
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2answers
635 views

Pre-Windows Dialog on Dell All-in-one Machine

I have a Dell Vostro 320 which is displaying this message on bootup after the BIOS screens but before the Windows splash screen. Does anyone know what this might be or can anyone translate this? Note ...
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1answer
3k views

Make laptop boot to external monitor

Dell 1737 2x Dell U2311H The laptop lid is always closed and is wall mounted behind the monitors. Every time i boot the laptop, i have to open the lid a little until it goes to the win 7 logon ...
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1answer
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What causes Windows Boot to stall?

For about 6 months now I have been having this weird problem where Windows 7 fails to fully boot correctly. What happens is this. Starting Windows shows up on the screen. Then 3 out of 4 times ...
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How do I get rid of this old hard drive in my machine?

I bought it about 5 years ago and it came bundled with Windows Vista. When Windows 7 launched, I waited a bit then realized it would rock with an SSD. So I bought an SSD and added it as my primary ...
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1answer
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Burning Linux ISO to DVD and making it bootable

I just downloaded the Fedora 14 Live-Desktop ISO and used CDBurnerXP to burn the image to a DVD. For some reason the first time I burned the image nothing showed up on the DVD when I accessed it even ...
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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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Ubuntu 9.10 will not boot

After an update yesterday my Dell X300 will only boot to a screen with an option to perform 2 memory tests. If I perform these tests, it will only go back to this same screen, offering a choice of ...
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274 views

Windows Vista not booting up

at my work computer, a Dell package computer with Vista Business, I turn it on, it shows the Dell boot screen then just hangs forever. Can get into the Bios and boot settings, but other than that, ...
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2answers
890 views

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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2answers
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My Dell Laptop Intermittently Fails to Boot Up

My laptop has exactly the same problem as described in this video by another victim. Any reasoned ideas will be appreciated. Description of the problem: The laptop, when plugged in, appears to ...
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Dell Dimension 2400 problem

I have a new problem with a Dell Dimension 2400 PC. Until yesterday or the day before, it was working fine, but today when I press the power button the light on the power button turns yellow instead ...
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Dell 926 printer keeps machine from booting

I've discovered that a Dell 926 printer, keeps my mom's Dimension 4200 from booting. If the printer is plugged in via USB, then the machine will not even post. As soon as I unplug the printer, the ...