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Can't boot...screen is black and white writng flashing asking for system password
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need to reset your bios settings. Open your case and remove the cmos battery for 10 minutes. Caution: unplug all ac plugs before you open your case. put the battery back in and turn it on you should see an error message saying: you need to set system time and date. If you see this then you have successfully reset your bios settings and the defaults should load up. follow the instructions to change your time and date settings and save. reboot and hopefully you can boot up. I hope this works.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
What can cause this error?
Well, this is the problem since quite a variety of problems can trigger the error.
1: the bios can be malfunctioning (a bios reset or flash can give a solution)
2: the cpu can be malfunctioning (this requires a new cpu)
3: the cpu socket can be failing (this requires a new mb)
4: the problem can be with bad usb sockets
5: even a bad uplink to a usb hub can cause this error to appear.
Did you change your monitor lately? I would chase down the USB things first...that and the monitor seem to trip the trigger...
Hope this get you started- I think you were right on target with the flash of the BIOS-try it again using the BIOS flash downloaded from the dell site...and to run the chipset again...it just might
Good luck my friend, hope this helps, please leave rating, thank you kindly
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
When you mean the amber light, is that the blinking hard drive access light or the power light? Different cases have different colors on it. Mine has blue and green lights.
If you see the boot screen (bios) and then after it goes to boot, does it blink and hang?
This could be a simple operating system issue, hard drive or hardware/motherboard issue. If you could provide more information, that would help.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
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