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Dell optiplex 780, cannot make changes in setup

I can enter SETUP by selecting F12 during boot, but cannot edit or make changes

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SOURCE: i have a dell 3100 when I turn it on all it says

your windows is corrupted. please install your windows again. an if you don't want to loose your personal data,then only format the "c" drive of your computer. remember only local drive 'c'.
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Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell Dimension 4700 can not boot, can not enter

u may need a new hd try other hd see what hapen good luck

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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hello, how long have you waited for something to happen before restarted the system?

in any event, try resetting the BIOS. this is how: unplug the power from pc, wait 10 seconds then open up the side panel of the PC. First thing to do is to make sure you r not carrying any electrostatic charge (sound complicated? well its not) before you touch anything on motherboard in the computer just touch the metal part the casing and you are done.
now, locate the round ( coat button size) battery and gently take the battery out with paper clip, then look around and your will a jumper around that battery area. note the jumper position, if jumper is on first two pins, remove it and put it on last two.
Now plug the power back to PC (yes battery is still out)and press power switch (note PC may power on or may not) then 3 seconds later pull the power cord back out.
now, move the jumper back to its original position and put the battery back in, plug the power back and test computer.
hope fully this would do the trick, and if not, we might have to perform other tests like bad memory chip, BIOS update etc...

Post your results, good luck

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Posted on Dec 04, 2009

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SOURCE: I am trying to setup SATA on Dell 360 optiplex

Setting up a sata drive is not hard. shut down the power to the computer, make sure that power is off and make sure you disconnect the monitor cable from the back of the computer. Open the case up install the cable for your sata drive onto the sata1 connector plug in the power cord for it, and then mount the drive into an empty slot.
Hook everything back up turn on the power and go into the bios and make sur that the bios can see the drive. If it can then your sata should be setup and ready to use, however i don't think this will actually solve your problem.
You never said if the computer keeps booting before the operating system starts or if your computer reboots after the oprating starts. If this is happening after the operating starts, then chances are that this will not work.

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Windows XP CD cannot be detected in Dell Optiplex gx260

Your optical drive might be dirty or bad. Try an official Dell disk to see if it will read it, especially a Dell drivers and Utilities disk. Also try a boot flash drive or boot floppy(since your system is a older) to get the system up. If your system comes up any of those ways, I would try a disk cleaner. If that doesn't help, then you probably have a bad cd drive. You could also look in bios setup to make sure the bios is showing your cd drive. It should list it there somewhere. Probably on the first page.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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Got an Acer 4050 from ebay and it goes straight to enter boot password


can you click on f12 before it goes to boot password?
The F12 Boot Menu allows you to choose which device that you would like to boot the computer's Operating System from by pressing the F12 key during the computer's Power On Self Test, or POST process. Some notebook and netbook models have the F12 Boot Menu disabled by default.
If this sounds like your problem then try this:
If this sounds like
To enable the F12 Boot Menu:


  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Press the F2 key to enter computer's BIOS Setup during Power-On Self-Test, or POST, process while the Acer logo is being displayed.
  3. Press the Right Arrow key to select Main
  4. Select F12 Boot Menu
  5. Press the Enter key
  6. Select Enabled
  7. Press the Enter key
  8. Press the F10 key and then press the Enter key to save the changes and restart the computer.
Note: Not all Acer notebooks or netbooks have the F12 Boot Menu feature. Computers that do not have the F12 Boot Menu feature will not be able to enable the feature within the BIOS. I hope this works for you if not, then the problem is obviously not the boot menu. Go to Acer support for more help

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How to install windows xp 3 on my dell destop


Hi,
go to the shop and buy Windows Xp Sp 3 (edition by your needs ;))
then when you have bought the DVD/CD - turn the PC on
keep pressing F12 (just keep pressing it until you see a screen with boot options)
insert the DVD/CD
select the option to boot from the CD/DVD
then follow the instruction the setup gives you

I hope this has answered your question, glad to help!

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Can't change bios settings


Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key
this will vary depending on your computer and operating system

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

hope this helps

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How can get inside again in the boot setup of a dell optiplex 170L?


Good Day,
That is quite an easy thing to do.
Immediately you turn on your PC, after displaying the brand (for some PC), the computer dispalys 'press F__ to enter boot setup'. If you can't get to read it, either press F2, F12, F10 or F1 continously after you turn on your system. Then you can make your corrections.
I hope this helps. Thank you for using Fixya.

Jul 23, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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enter bios by pressing either f12 or f2 or whatever key it says to press to enter setup. once the bios screen loads find boot device priority. change it accordingly, press whatever key you need to press to save changes and reboot

Jul 20, 2012 | Dell OptiPlex GX620 PC Desktop

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What is the boot up sequence please


You need to go inside BIOS to find out whats the boot sequence. To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during POST (when “Press <F2> to enter Setup” message is prompted on the bottom of screen).
Press F2 to enter setup. The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to “disabled”. If you want to change boot device without entering BIOS Setup Utility, please set the parameter to “enabled”.
Press <F12> during POST to enter multi-boot menu. In this menu, user can change boot device without entering BIOS SETUP Utility. Navigate to BOOT page on top.

Hope this helps!

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I have a dell optiplex gx 620 i install a new harddrive put the os cd in it said no boot device,i put in the dell boot cd it booted the computer up it got to A> prompt and stop loading what do i type in...


First put your Windows CD in the drive.

While booting, the screen should offer you a couple of choices - Enter "Setup" and tell you which keys to press or "Boot Options" and again which key to select.

Try Boot options first, and choose to boot from CD. It will revert next time you boot.

If you choose or have to enter "Setup" . Usually achieved by pressing the "Delete" or "F2" key look for and change your boot options to select you CD drive first but make sure you put it back later.

You may have to re-boot a couple of times to find the commands I mention, they do flash through fairly quickly.

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Windows XP CD cannot be detected in Dell Optiplex gx260


Your optical drive might be dirty or bad. Try an official Dell disk to see if it will read it, especially a Dell drivers and Utilities disk. Also try a boot flash drive or boot floppy(since your system is a older) to get the system up. If your system comes up any of those ways, I would try a disk cleaner. If that doesn't help, then you probably have a bad cd drive. You could also look in bios setup to make sure the bios is showing your cd drive. It should list it there somewhere. Probably on the first page.

Feb 08, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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On start up a Intel screen apears saying press F2 to enter setup F12 to enter multiboot selection menu, When F2 is presses it says please wait but never enters set up pressing F12 makes no change


You will need to reset your CMOS. You can do this by either removing the battery from the board for about 20 minutes than replacing it. It will automatically throw you in to your F2 or F12 setup. Or look for a jumper near the CMOS. Sometimes depending on PC Brand, just holding down a keyboard button continously during boot up will give you a keyboard error and take you to Setup. If one of the above doesn't work, hit me back on this forum and I will provide more help.

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