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I think I updated BIOS from Dell incorectly. Downloaded to "C" drive,replaced old BIOS with update. Resart. Blank screen, six beeps ( four then two), power light green,hard drive spins fast & blank screen. Boot cycle "D' drive. then "A" drive. Will not recognize factory re-install cd's.

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Sounds like the BIOS upgrade didn't take. Those beep codes are audible indicators that the motherboard has failed POST (Power On Self Test).

Here's is a list of the codes for your specific BIOS/PC:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700/sm/adtshoot.htm#wp1052968

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