dell xps cant figure out what im doing wrong, (i think its BIOS)
Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:15 PM
Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:55 PM
So you had 2 graphic cards in your dell before one was removed by your brother? Or did your brother remove one card and replace it?
If there was 2 in it, it was indeed using that video card. Just because it may not have been bridged, the card would technically still be active.
Are you able to boot the computer at all?
I will try to help you the best I can with this.
Also, is it possible to get the other card that WAS in the system back for at least diagnostic purpouses?
Edited by Richard Olmsted, 02 September 2011 - 05:57 PM.
Posted 04 September 2011 - 02:31 AM
SLOT 1 is the primary GFX slot and SLOT 4 is the secondary GFX slot. if not the answer see below;
One other thing you can do to see if it helps is to remove the MBs CMOS battery for a few moments and then replace it, this will restore the MB back to the factory default settings so upon first boot you must enter the BIOS and reset the time and date, save the new settings and exit, let us know the results please.
Battery .jpeg courtesy of rshaffer61
Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:36 AM
Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:40 AM
Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:52 AM
Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:56 AM
Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:11 AM
Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:40 AM
Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:56 AM
I asked earlier if you have the installation disk, what is the answer please.
You have tested the memory how did you test it and how many sticks of Ram do you have?
Try removing the BIOS battery again but this time disconnect all power first, keep the battery out longer and press the power on button to discharge any power that may remain in the system also what type of keyboard are you using the wired type or USB type?
Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:20 PM
Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:22 PM
Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:40 PM
Is it possible for you to try a wired type keyboard as the USB ports may be disabled in the BIOS hence the lack of response from the keyboard.
The next thing I suggest is trying only one stick of Ram at a time in slot one of the MB, slot one may be the nearest one to your CPU, as this is a Dell computer does it not have any diagnostic LEDs that may offer clues to the cause.
Post back with any results with the keyboard and Ram.
Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:00 PM
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