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Dell Precision 340 will not boot past the bios

This dell will not boot past the bios, I have taken out the battery and tried the various jumpers. They did dump the bios and cmos which was reloaded. It hangs up after it loads the adaptec ultra/ultra, there used to be a window where I turned the ultra/ultra off. The window no longer comes up and it will not go into setup or reach a floppy drive.

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  • rgypsees Nov 29, 2008

    Thanks for trying, I manually turned off the adaptec unit which is built into the mother board. The computer used to load the adaptec and then a window was available to modify or make changes to it. The window does not get loaded to allow me to turn the unit back on. So it must be initialized via a hook up to the mother board. I may call dell and discuss it with them. This unit has been a piece of **** since the day it got here, was just trying to see if it could be reconfigured with out the dell stuff for a usable system.

  • Loteck May 11, 2010

    Can you turn off this ultra/ultra thing in the BIOS.


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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.

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