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Hi, I have downloaded from DELL website the Dell Dimension 5150 BIOS to upgrade the BIOS. I followed all the steps successfully and restarted the system but it just showed incompatible BIOS on start-up. Now I can't overcome this problem as 1) my system warranty has ended, 2) it seems like the BIOS is not removable unlike those in the good old days even if my friend has the same working BIOS for me to borrow, and 3) I can't seems to boot from CD ROM even if I have a boot CD to retry flashing the BIOS again. What can I do now? I don't think I should be paying DELL to recover my system as the BIOS is from the official website. In fact DELL should help re-flash my BIOS for free. Any advice you can give?

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First to get a properly bios you need to get the whole description and download it to an floppy disk if it does if not try to boot from a cd...theres a hirens boot cd tools to fix since you already flashed wrong i assume you have some experience use the key tag of yor dell to get properly drivers...

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