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I've got a Dell Demension 8300 that's about 5 years old. When I start the computer or reboot, I get a plain black screen with a white flashing cursor in the upper left corner for about 10 minutes until it finally starts Windows. I have tons of memory...It's been doing this for about a year so I no longer turn it off as often as I should. Any advice? Thanks!

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  • MomRocks Feb 27, 2008

    Thank you! Quick and easy. I get a Common folder that opens up when I re-boot but I can deal with that for now. Thanks again!

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Check the Dell website for a new BIOS.
I would bet that yours is well out of date.
On there support page just put in your Dell service Tag.
Found on a sticker on the back or side.
This will show you all the latest drivers and BIOS for your system.
Good luck.
PS
On boot pres F2 to get to BIOS

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    Geoff Champion Feb 27, 2008

    Appriciate the fixya.

    Glad I could help

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