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dell xps cant figure out what im doing wrong, (i think its BIOS)


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BBtw, mb light is solid yellow
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Note, got my comp to boot, "windows failed to start a recent hardware or software change might be the cause, to fix the problem 1insert your windows installation disc and restart your comp. 2choose your language" 3: repair your comp. Info, windows failed to load because the firmware (bios) is not acip compatible
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Do you have the OS disk?
Can you post the MB details so that I can do some research, brand name, model and any revision number, look by the CPU, between the PCI slots and around the edge of the MB for this information.
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windows failed to load because the firmware (bios) is not acip compatible

Go into the BIOS and make sure that acip is enabled, save the settings and exit.
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Its a xps 630i and where would I disable that at? What section?
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And revision is 1.0.12 I think (Its in my myOP) :)
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The yellow light details are as below;
Link integrity light (on integrated network adapter)
green light — A good connection exists between a 10-Mbps network and the computer.

orange light — A good connection exists between a 100-Mbps network and the computer.

yellow light — A good connection exists between a 1-GB (1000-Mbps) network and the computer.
Try navigating through the BIOS until you find the acip facility, possibly in the advanced settings.
Can I ask again whether you have the OS or system recovery disk as it may be required.
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Yes I do have it. It is sitting in my disc drive. :)
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Its a xps 630i and where would I disable that at? What sectio


This should be set to enabled not disabled otherwise it will prevent the computer from booting.
Set the boot sequence to CD/DVD drive first and the HDD second and save the settings also have
you reset the time and date since you cleared the CMOS, http://support.dell....p.htm#wp1163484

Edited by phillpower2, 04 September 2011 - 02:43 PM.

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Alright, I'll do this when I get home. Let you know his it goes. Thanks. :)
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No worries post back when you are able to.
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Acpi has two choices, s1pos s3str
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Also, now... goes to "launch start up repair" or start windows normally. If I click repair, just reloads the same screen. Normally... square one. And just boots back to this screen.
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I've got it all better. Thanks to you. :) you were a huge help. Pretty sure it boiled down to a bad stick of ram. :/ lol. But now I've got 4gigs... installed/updated graphics drivers. And even cleaned up the inside, and out for all of my troubles. :unsure: cleaned up the homescreen and is now defraging. She'll be a very happy computer in the morning. Thanks again for all of the help, phill.
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I've got it all better. Thanks to you. :unsure: you were a huge help. Pretty sure it boiled down to a bad stick of ram. :/ lol. But now I've got 4gigs... installed/updated graphics drivers. And even cleaned up the inside, and out for all of my troubles. :yes: cleaned up the homescreen and is now defraging. She'll be a very happy computer in the morning. Thanks again for all of the help, phill.


Thank you Evan Shaw for posting back with such a grateful response, you yourself have played a major part in identifying the Ram as the cause of the issue and I merely assisted you which has been a pleasure, please let us know if we can be of any assistance in the future, possibly with a Ram upgrade :)
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