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Unable to boot up - NIC failure message appears when attempting to startup. Can't start in Safe mode

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  • jtibb Mar 04, 2009

    Thanks, we were able to re-boot, but we're not able to connect to the internet now. I'm wondering if we fried something.

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Try to change the boot sequence or set your bios to defaults. Restart the computer. tap f2 on the dell logo. Press alt and F together. press alt and B together. Press Y if you get a prompt to 'save changes and exit?'.

If it still doesnt work. go back to the bios. restart. tap f2 on the dell logo. go to 'Integrated devices'. disable the network interface card'. Press Alt and b together. then try to boot the computer. Pls post back if it works.

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Dont disable the network card, remove and /or replace it.

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