Dell System Precision Workstation 340 will not boot
Thought I would seek your free answer as to how to restore or reset the 340 bios or cmos which ever I managed to turn off messing around with the sccsi stuff. The pc will not boot past the adaptec bios. I agree to your terms as long as they are actually free as you advertized. Thanks Richard
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.
Re: Dell System Precision Workstation 340 will not boot
Open your cpu then remove cmos cell for 10 seconds.
alos near cmos u see jumper it is set in 1-2 posirion change it to 2-3 thne power up the computer then again set it to itsd original positionmeaNS 1-2 .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
You will need to contact Dell Support by phone in order for them to reset your bios password. They will verify ownership of the system and then provide a password for your system.
Dell Social Media and Communities
It is CMOS battery cell.You can buy it from nearest computer shop.
It looks like below image.
It is CMOS cell which give voltage to bios to save data.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.
It is possible that one of the drives are causing the proble. Disconnect all drives Hard drives, CD, DVD, BLUERAY,Floppy etx and turn the system on if it boots then shut it down and connect the drives one at a time until you find the one at fault.. If this fails then the problem resides in the main board itself, YOu said you cleard the cmos, try reseating the processor (removing and then putting it back) then flashing the bios (clear the cmos) ,, if that fails then you may need to replace the mainboard.