upgraded new bios version
Posted 03 October 2006 - 03:54 PM
Posted 04 October 2006 - 02:05 PM
changed bois from A06 to A11 cause every time I started it up it would ask (strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for set up ulitilies). Its a dell optiplex gx 150 only after updating did it do anything but now it asks for the samething (strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for set up ulitilies). .
if it asks for that everytime then your battery is dead or very low....
Posted 04 October 2006 - 09:26 PM
Posted 05 October 2006 - 03:34 PM
Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:35 PM
get a 98 boot up floppy disk and choose cd rom support and type at the A:\ prompt
"fdisk" (without the quotes)
Tell us if it says its missing a partition.
If there is we will go from there.
Edited by NickX, 05 October 2006 - 06:37 PM.
Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:37 PM
Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:56 PM
Posted 08 October 2006 - 08:08 PM
Posted 08 October 2006 - 08:15 PM
thats a good sign that its missing operating system because you now have a active HD.
Put that hd that came with the computer back in as it is not a bad harddrive from what your telling me.
When the HD that came from the computer is back in let me know and we'll keep going.
Posted 08 October 2006 - 08:44 PM
Since you said you have a XP disc... pop that in and reboot.
Make sure your CD-ROM is set to boot first.
It should say press any key to boot from cd. press any key you like.
Let it copy the files. choose to setup windows and accept the agreement. It should say you have a system partition on there. I think its to press D to delete the partition but Im not sure. when the drive is unpartitioned choose to create one. Choose NTFS as it is better for XP and 2000. You should only use FAT32 if your dual booting which in this case you are not. Let it formatt. when it wants you to restart, restart. Do NOT!!!! press any key.. just wait for the message to pass. ( this goes for everytime it wants you to reboot.
If your confused on the steps lemme know and ill be happy to help you.
Posted 08 October 2006 - 09:44 PM
Thank you so much for the update and im so glad to know that it is up and running!!!
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