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Invalid configuration information

It wont boot Every time i want to start it only says invalid configuration information - please run setup But i cannot access the Setup either by pressing F2 It only shows me the same error.... I have also removed the CMOS Battery because waited an hour put it back but also the same failure happened I cant boot please help

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SOURCE: Invalid Configuration information

Windows Registry help First, get the computer to a MS-DOS prompt. Information about how to get to a ... that contains information about the current configuration of hardware ...


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Information about FTP and its commands. ... If you are unable to connect to any address, it is likely an issue with the network or computer configuration. ...


Device Manager information and help See our overview section for additional information on how you can get into ..... but the configuration information in the .inf file is set to hardwired. ...


Good Luck, Please dont for get to Vote.Thank you

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: No boot device available

I am using the dell system at XPS710 and i kept getting the bios error:
No boot device available

I tried to hit F1, then i get that message again. I hit F2, then it i didn't see the problem.

PLEASE HELP! 16x16_smiley-mad.gif No ignores!

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Dell latitude C610

From the Bios, load all the default settings and then check the bios SATA port settings. If it is set to AHCI, change it to IDE to boot from Hard Drive. This should solve the problem

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Forgotton Configuration Passwordd of Dell Latitude D600

Unfortunately the only way to do this is by removing your battery from the mother board.
When i am refering to the battery , i mean not only the normal battery which you can un hook and rehook again pretty easily but the one from the interiors of the laptop its called a CMOS battery. Befefore you go opening up the laptop physically make note of the BIOS settings, as these changes will be wipped out when you remove the CMOS battery

Refer to the dell documentation that may have come with the laptop as to how to open the laptop physically.

You can also try if you can override the BIOS by upgrading it from the Dell website. (Although this may not work)

Best of luck

ksb

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell Ispriron E1505 has a display message, invalid

Try removing both memory sticks and then booting up with just one installed. The bios should notice a shift in the amount of memory and prompt you to enter the bios.

Let me know if that works.

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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