Hello there! Okay so my friend gave me an old PC his boss got rid of its a Dell XPS 730x. I downloaded windows 7 onto the PC and I think it might be having problems with compatibility. Although, I am not positive as I am using the PC right now but supposedly I should update my BIOS... according to Dell. So I downloaded the XPS730-010006.EXE file and made a bootable flash disk (fat32) and copied the file to the disk. Now when I restarted the computer I had two options at start up f12 and f2. One takes me to a boot menu the other to a more complicated menu neither menu says anything about booting the BIOS from a usb flash drive.. in fact neither menu has any options for updating the BIOS at all from when I can see. Any ideas??
EDIT: Extra Information
I ran a Pre-boot System Assessment (Build 4521) and got an error (not sure if its relevant):
Error Code 0221
MSG: Error Code 2000-0221
MSG: Timer - interval timer not functional
Then I finished the testing and it gave me a report: No diagnostics utility partition identified.
The two options I have for BIOS in the f2 menu are:
*Advanced BIOS Features
*Bootup Num-Lock [On]
*ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
*BIOS security features
*Change Supervisor Password
*Change User Password
Edited by vysero, 15 March 2016 - 10:03 PM.