Dell :: Inspiron XPS Gen 2 Bios "boot Sequence" Menu To Boot From The Modular Bay

Sep 15, 2009

If you own an Inspiron XPS Gen 2 please let me know if there is an option in the bios "boot sequence" menu to boot from the modular bay.

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Sep 11, 2009

I'd like to ask if anyone knows how to boot from a 2nd hard drive installed in the modular bay.

I've searched prior to posting but I couldn't find a definite answer.

The manual says to choose the option in bios but there is no such option.

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I couldn't get USB and DVD-CD to the top of the boot sequence after many times trying. HDD is always on top despite how hard I try (by putting check mark). Can somebody show me how to solve it? The notebook is Dell Inspiron 1404 (blue) that has a Core 2 Duo P7350 CPU.

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Recently, I have setup windows 8 pro on my inspiron 7520 SE but I found it sucks so I've decided to get my windows 7 back.Once tapping the F8 button to access the boot menu as usual, Nothing appears so I searched in the internet for a solution but with no use.Now I am getting trouble to get my windows back and I just need to know how to get to the boot menu and why isn't the F8 key working as it used to ?

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I ran the diagnostics test as instructed prev and all passed. I then loaded BIOS defaults as instructed and saw "2nd boot priority hard drive"  What does this mean and can I fix?

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I recently suffered a complete failure of my xps m1530 which was purchased new from Dell in 2008.  The blue lights would blink then go out and no apparent boot sequence or illumination on the screen.

The suggestions led to a diagnostic determination that the problem was likely a faulty Nvidia chip which, of course, is integrated into the motherboard.  The solution was either to replace the MB ($165) or to watch a Youtube video regarding a method whereby a small torch or even a hair dryer might be used to reestablish the pin connections.  I watched the video, used the torch as suggested, and my computer now works as it should.

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I have a XPS 17(L702X) with Window 7 Ultimate 64 bit and am in the middle of a Dell support issue regarding the Nvidia graphics card.

Dell support have requsted I run diagnostics from the "one time boot menu" (I have run this before on other laptops but my problem here is.

Dell supports says tells me  "Immediately press the F12  key once every second until ?Preparing one-time boot menu?, Shows in the upper right corner of the screen."

However all I get is "Boot Menu" (With options underneath) in the centre of the screen. Is this the same thing?

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I own a Dell Latitude E5510.  I *love* this laptop.

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2. the "press f12 for boot menu" thing in the top right corner.

3.  the blue loading bar beneath the circular logo in the center.

What happens is the blue bar fills up, but then the screen goes black.   It doesn't just instantly go black though.  It starts from the top of the screen and moves to the bottom.  It does the same thing when I press f12 to get into the boot menu.

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I got this laptop a few days ago, I currently have 7 and XP installed on it and kind of have vista...(read further down).

My 7 seemed to break today after playing around with a program called powerstrip trying to get my external monitor to show the right resolution (I've realised now the cable vga was broke, but meh) but this is not the full problem, after windows 7 failed to boot I tried to boot xp after turning it off during the windows 7 splash screen and now im stuck with a dash when I turn the laptop on (I dont know if its actully related to something I've done or not).

If I turn the laptop on a flashing dash comes on in the top right, it then stops flashing and turns into a none flashing dash further up the screen and just locks here and I cant do anything at all other than trying to restart it. When I had this problem previously (at least I think this problem) on my desktop it usualy turned out to be something usb related but I have everything unplugged (all though the bluetooth adapter light is on when it is doing this) so I realy dont know what to do...............

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I get the error in the Title after i tried to flash the latest BIOS update for the Z510. I can press ok and then get into the boot manager but i cant choose anything there. Also I cant boot from a Disk with e.g. XP on it.
I also tried the Inside BIOS crisis mode (fn+r) with the BIOS file on my USB drive but it doesn't work and tries to access the file on the USB drive but boots normally instead to the error again. (Couldn't try it with removed battery as I have to remove the whole back to remove the battery on the Z510).

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I have bought Lenovo Essential G580 (59-324061) Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 500GB/ DOS) on Feb 2013, its out of warranty now.
I have installed Ubuntu in the laptop, not sure how i formatted the hard disk during installation. I guess it was full format of hard disk during installation (while selecting hard disk).
Till today everything was working fine. From today morning, there is always a Boot menu which is being displayed with following options:

1. ubuntu
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3. ATA HDD: ST500LT012-9WS142
4. ATAPI CD: MAT**bleep**A DVD-RAM UJ8D1
I have pressed enter in both Ubuntu and ATA HDD options. But after a brief duration the control comes back to the same menu I have specified before. How to boot to ubuntu.

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I am having a bit of trouble with this G580 lenovo laptop, which can't boot.

Problem: HDD and CD/DVD is visible in info tap in bios, however they are not visible in the boot tap, only EFI network IP4 and IP6 are visible.
I tried switching the HDD at first just to make sure if it would do anything, but did not work, so i switched back. so what to do.
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Yesterday I flashed the firmware of my XPS L702X to version A19, which enabled UEFI boot mode. I decided to go ahead and try to install Windows 7 in UEFI mode on a GPT disk. Installation succeeded, booting failed however. Then I read a message on the web from someone who succesfully installed Windows 8 on the same machine in UEFI boot mode on a GPT disk. So I decided to try Windows 8 instead. Installation failed. Using the recovery menu from the Windows 8 installation media, I wanted to try and see how far installation had come and more or less accidentally selected in some "Advanced options" menu to reboot to my USB flash drive (where the Windows 8 files were on). Rebooted fine. Then I shutdown, using the regular option.

When I turned on my machine again, I found out that pressing either F2 or F12, for the firmware setup and the boot menu, respectively, didn't work anymore. The firmware recognised my input, as the text in the lower right of the Dell splash screen became lighter, but instead of entering setup or the boot menu went straight ahead to boot my existing and working Windows 7 installation on my first (MBR) hard drive instead.

So, in short, I am locked out of setup and the boot menu. I have already tried reflashing the firmware, but without any luck. What to do now?

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Sep 24, 2013

I have an HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 (Model: 15-b022es) in which i'm tryig to install Linux. Since the day I bought it, I've been unable to boot anything directly through USB. I've searched a lot on this topic, and the usual causes are Boot devices order, Secure boot or Legacy Support options. That is certainly not the case, since I have tried all possible combinations. In fact, the exact symptoms that my laptop exhibits aren't described anywhere I've found. This being:
If I insert an USB drive in any port of the laptop, it renders the computer completely unable to boot. It's not that it freezes, it restarts again and again, but never goes beyound a black screen and making some HDD sounds (usual boot up sounds, nothing weird). Within this state, with the USB still inserted, I can access the BIOS configuration by pressing F10, but can not access boot devices menu (usually available at F9), because pressing F9 will just cause a new reboot.
In the past I accessed the boot menu by not inserting any USB and then pressing F9, then I entered the USB, entered and left some random folder to force refresh the display (and so show the USB), and finally selected my USB. This is a bit hacky, and I can no longer apply this solution, since my HDD is completely erased now and there is no folder I can enter to refresh the screen and display the usb drive.
Now the thing is: I can't manage to install any operating system back into my laptop if I can't boot from USB, so how can I do that? Right now all I get are continuous resets of the machine before even getting to the boot menu. And what is the cause for all those reset?

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Dell ::Inspiron 6000, Can't Boot BIOS,

Jan 13, 2009

When I restarted I got a blue screen saying "memory parity error". I restarted again the blue screen was gone, and it tells me a NIC adapter is having problems,

and asks me to press (S) to shut it off. When I tried pressing 'S' it didn't respond (more like it froze), so I restarted again.

This time I can finally boot into windows. But now my 'new hardware found' wizard went berserk, and kept on telling me there is new hardware found, non-stop. I had a look at my Device Manager and noticed the following had exclamation marks on it:

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May 17, 2004

My Inspirion 7000 will not boot and won't enter bios setup. I  turned on mode to reduce cpu usage, and to show startup on screen. Next thing I know it won't boot.

If I press f2 early during what should be the post testing it says "entering setup" at the bottom of the screen. It hangs right there and goes no further.

I've pulled the hd, cd/floppy, battery, tried everthing suggested from another user I found who had the exact same problem.

[URL] ....

I've tried to boot several different ways. It always hangs there at the 'entering setup' - won't boot from floppy or cd.

This laptop has worked without a problem for years. Running Win98se

Is there anyway to "reset" the bios when bios itself cannot be loaded?

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Feb 11, 2013

Where is Boot from USB option in UEFI boot device list in Inspiron 17r SE?

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Feb 9, 2013

I would boot from USB but the USB device doesn't appear in the list of bootable device.... I also upgrade my bios to the latest version: A02 but it doesn't solve the problem.... What could I do?

Also I was thinking to upgrade using a bios of similar model like the XPS 15z, could give problem use a different model bios?

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Jan 29, 2015

I'm trying to boot from legacy boot from my new dell 7000 series. however when i change from uefi to legacy i have no boot option. the whole boot list is empty.

i have called dell and the support desk told me dell has no support for legacy :S that means no windows 7 on my dell or any other os that uses non uefi...... i think the bios is corrupt is the whole list is simply missing.

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Jan 3, 2013

What I Was Doing:

All I wanted to do was install an SSD (SanDisk Extreme 240GB) as my primary drive using factory recovery created from Dell Backup and Recovery/Recovery Media from USB drive.... I was trying to update firmware on the SSD. It requires a download and the creation of a thumb drive to which one boots after adding it in the BIOS. Ever since I tried using that thumb drive during boot (on power up it was in a USB slot with the intention of opening BIOS and setting that thumb drive as a boot device to complete firmware update) things have been a mess.

The Problems:

I have run into a situation where no matter what key I press during startup, it has no impact on the startup. Main problem is that F2 will not open BIOS. F12 does not show Boot Order.

 Here are the symptoms:

Cannot access BIOS or Boot Order during POST All partitions on the factory 1TB hard drive now show in Windows File Explorer whereas previously only the partition labeled C: OS was shown

Potentially Stupid Things I Tried:

I discovered that if there are no hard drives installed, the system will boot to a DOS-type screen with options for Boot Order (with no drives it lists only Network Boot), Setup, Diagnostics, and Boot Configuration.

Setup takes me to the BIOS (vA11) but obviously with no drives showing Diagnostics takes to me to a test suite which when run gives me an error on the video memory but all else tests OK (tests of the video memory from within the Dell Suite within Win 8 show no errors) Boot Configuration gives me Legacy, UEFI Secure and UEFI Not Secure

I also downgraded the BIOS from A11 to A08 and then back to A11 in hopes of getting back access to BIOS but no luck.

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Feb 22, 2013

I have an Inspiron 17R SE 7720 running Windows 7 64-bit Pro which has been working fine, but I was thinking about getting an mSata flash drive to cache the hard disk, and reading on this forum discovered that my A01 bios version wasn't up to the job, so tried to update the bios tonight.

I downloaded the 7720A12.exe from the Dell site but wanted to backup my bios first.  Again searching this forum, I saw a post that said there was a backup option when running the exe.  Wrong.

Running it from within windows it immediately said it was going to reboot (I wasn't given an option!).  My laptop powered down as if doing a restart, but immediately hung. 

There was nothing but blackness on the screen, no text, no beeps.  It appeared to be stuck in a boot cycle, as the screen back light was coming on, and off, and on, and off etc, for 10 minutes straight. 

I powered down and powered up and I get the dell logo and can enter the bios setup, but after that, no matter what I do, I get a dos based "BOOT MENU" with just these options on:

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I can't get passed this menu.

I've tried booting from a DVD - both a Windows 7 installation disk, and the Dell recovery DVD I created when I first got the laptop, neither DVD boots, and apart from buzzing the DVD drive, don't have any effect at all. 

Both disks have been tested in another Inspiron laptop I have, and I also set the boot priority order in the bios so that DVD is the first item in the list.

I've also tried a bootable USB stick, but no joy there either.  The light on the stick shows it's being accessed, but I still end up at the Boot Menu above.

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After upgrading my BIOS to A09, now my BIOS boot time itself 19 seconds, and windows boot time is 23 seconds.

Why previously good performance went down after upgrading BIOS...

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i currently have the a12 bios and when i turn on my 1530, it takes at least 30-40 seconds for the bar to load up.

It stops 80% of the way and then freezes then the dvd drive makes a noise and loads up. Like i dont know why it is slow to startup. What factors are causing this? Computer works fine.

its just the Startup dell bios screen that takes forever. I tried to go back with the A08 and A09 but all it did was make slower.

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