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Problem booting with my dell optiplex gx200

I am trying to flash the bios of my dell optiplex. my floppy drive is not working, can i create a bootable cdrom and use it to upgrade ùy bios to the latest? How do I procede?

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  • aldac12 Feb 19, 2009

    Thank you Mastersage,

    I listened to your advice and did just a bios ressetting. Now i can hear my machine load but the monitor seems not to be seen. Do i need to reinstall anything? Maybe the drivers? by wich means? or maybe there's something i am missing?

    Please help me.

  • aldac12 Feb 20, 2009

    hello Mastersage,

    I will try removing all components and restart. Will let you know how it goes.



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Yes you can but why in the world would you want to do that?
Remember the K.I.S.S. Rule.
Keep It Simple silly.
If it is not broken, do not fix it.
You can cause far more problems that you fix.
If you have issues, try resetting the bio's switch back to factory.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

  • Mike Davidson
    Mike Davidson Feb 19, 2009

    Nex't, reset the bios switch back. That shuld fix it. if not,well

    You sound like you know what you are doing, so lets do this.

    Shut comp down & remove video card.

    If you are using the built in video, unplug the monitor and everything except the power cord.

    I wish I knew what prompted this action....

    restart computer with all remeoved. Shut it down and reinstall the card or reconnect the monitor.

    try that....


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    Mike Davidson Feb 20, 2009

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