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Cannot Install XP Home Edition. Cannot Access BIOS and don't get t


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Wesdog784

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This really is ticking me off. I've searched all over the web, and the only solution I've found is to get into BIOS and reorder the boot priority, but I can't get into the BIOS. At startup I can't access setup. It says F2=Setup I tap F2 rapidly from the point I turn it on and it doesn't respond to it. PLEASE HELP!!!!
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Hello Wesdog784

have you tried to remove and refit the CMOS battery ???

Just a suggestion...

Good luck

Anthony19

Edited: i am assuming this is a Desktop then ??? ( f2 command is for desktop , i believe )

PS: More Information about the type of Dell computer would be greatly appreciated

PSS: you could try to reset the BIOS( Basic Input Output System ) , play with jumpers on mobo, if u have such if u do one of them will reset your bios to defaults , BE SURE to disconnect the power supply from the back of your computer and disconnect any other plugs and DE-Shock( De-energise ) yourself , simply touch the screw on the case to take the charge out of your body , so you do not shock the motherboard or any other components

Edited by Anthony19, 14 February 2009 - 12:44 PM.

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No this is not a desktop. And um... I would do all that you told me except I have no idea what your talking about! :)
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Hello Wesdog784

May i request more information about this dell computer ???

Is this the Inspiron , Latitude or the Dell Precision Mobile Workstation ???

Thank you for your time

Anthony

PS: do you have another computer ??? you can download and transfer files from if we need to...

Some kind of storage device eg: external hard drive ( USB connection ) or a USB storage device ( stick ) would come in handy

Edited by Anthony19, 14 February 2009 - 12:42 PM.

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I'm sorry I meant this is a desktop. It is a Dell OptiPlex GX260 Series. Then I saw at startup that below the dell logo it said BIOS Revision AO20.


Edit: Yes I have XP home edition on another computer that does not have internet access but Has a DVD/CD-RW. I don't have a Flash Drive though.

Edited by Wesdog784, 14 February 2009 - 01:21 PM.

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Bump!!! :)
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Problemo solved! XP has been successfully installed! Thank you for your help.
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