My vostro 3500 that ive had for 3 years crashed a few times and now wont boot. When i turn the laptop on, the power sign comes on and then a few seconds after, the fan starts going non-stop. nothing comes up on the screen either.
Ive tried taking out the battery and putting it back in again, but that didnt work.
The laptop had been getting a bit hot recently, so i opened it up and cleaned out the fan.
I am looking for a little expert advice on a Dell 15" and wonder what are the main differences between the Inspiron, Studio & Vostro models? I will be using it to display photos and websites and will not use it for gaming. The display and overall looks are probably the most important. . BB has a Inspiron 15 with a i3 processor for $649.
I am also looking at the Lenovo 15" models because I think I have narrowed my choices down to these 2 manufactures.
Everyone: Absolutely cannot boot from CD-DVD even if I turn OFF Secure Boot and UEFI and my machine lists my CD-DVD as a boot option. When I then try to boot from the CD-DVD, I get an error message. (Optiplex 7010 Mini-Tower with Win 8 Pro 64-bit, an Intel i5 3470 processor, 8 GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive. It has BIOS version A16 right now.)
I started a thread on this issue in Desktop Hardware Forum - [URL]...
I'm attempting to enable BitLocker on a Latitude E7440 running Windows 8.1. The system is in UEFI mode with Secure Boot enabled, so I'd like to use Secure Boot for integrity validation. I have the appropriate GPO set, but if I try to enable the TPM protector, I get the following warning event in the BitLocker-API management event log:
BitLocker cannot use Secure Boot for integrity because the expected TCG Log entry for variable 'SecureBoot' is missing or invalid.
This is immediately followed by:
BitLocker determined that the TCG log is invalid for use of Secure Boot. The filtered TCG log for PCR is included in this event.
The system therefore ends up configured with a regular platform validation profile instead of using Secure Boot. Is this a problem with the firmware on the Atmel TPM on the system, or is it something else?
Since yesterday, i can not find how to go to bios setting or how to go to booting option.I have read all articles on this forum about pressing esc, f9, or f10 when notebook begin starting.But never work. All of this button never work.
Combination with fn button, but it also didn't work. Everytime i press fn+f9 or fn+f10 when notebook begin start doesn show bios or booting menu.
Does it becouse i use windows 8? My notebook is HP Mini 110-3500 with Windows 8 in it.
Then i try to search 'how to go to bios setting in windows 8', i found many articles, most of them using UEFI bios setting. But on my HP Mini there is no UEFI setting?
How to go to bios setting or how to go to booting options? i want to reinstall this HP Mini using my usb flash drive.
A friend ask me to upgrade her G70-460US Notebook PC to Win 8.1 from Vista. The bios doesn't have a secure boot option and when checking HP the update for this machine doesn't show it either. It this notebook to old to update to Win 8.1? If not where do I find the Bios upgrade with the Secure Boot option?
On my X1 Carbon, I had to move from Win 8.1 pro to 8.1 Ent. I did a fresh install from scratch to only install what I need.During my setup, I had to disable Secure boot, to boot on a USB Key, install 8.1 Enterprise. Now that everything is working, I would like to re-enable the secure boot option.
If I don't it directly in the BIOS, the laptop doesn't book any more.Do I have to import key from my 8.1 Ent to the Bios or something like this?
My laptop was running Windows 8.1 with SecureBoot enabled just fine. But I just swapped out my boot drive for a bigger SSD and, when I tried to boot from my USB installation media (to do a fresh Windows 8.1 install), nothing would happen (the screen would just flash when I tried to select the USB drive). I realized I had to disable Secure Boot in order to boot from the USB drive and then to enable booting from legacy/non-UEFI devices.
So now I've been able to install Windows 8.1 and it's running without a hitch, but Secure Boot is still in the disabled state. When I enable it, I can't boot from anything. How can I re-enable Secure Boot with my fresh Windows 8.1 install? Or if I have to reinstall, what steps do I need to take this time?
I am trying to disable UEFI Secure Boot on my Thinkpad Yoga S1 but it keeps getting re-enabled after a reboot. If I set secure boot to disabled I can boot into the non secure OSes installed on the machine imediately afterwards but if the machine is restarted the Secure Boot seting in the BIOS is re-enabled. It's important for me to have secure boot disabled as I use OSes without secure boot.
I try to disable Secure Boot in the BIOS on the following screen :
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But if I re-enter the BIOS either after booting into an OS or simply re-entering the BIOS, Secure Boot is back on:
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I have also tried to disable "OS Optimzed Defaults" but it also returns to enabled after a restart.
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Some of the other BIOS settings save correctly so I can't figure out why the secure boot settings don't. The BIOS version I have is the latest (1.18).
It's inconvenient to manually disable secure boot each time I want to use the laptop. The two operating systems (Ubuntu and Android x86) do work reasonably well once booted.
Yesterday, I updated to win 8.1. The process appeared to go smoothly, but I now have a number of issues:
1 If I close the lid and reopen, the sytem does not wake up. It does not wake up if I press the power button. All I can do is a hard shutdown and reboot. This occasionally gives an error message on restart, but has not produced any solutions.
2 There is a message about secure boot not being configured
3 The support app has a cross on it and won't work
No doubt there are other problems, but number 1 is the killer....
I have a Vostro 1088 and it also have battery symbol on it function key F3. However, when pressing this key, nothing happens. I have installed all drivers and every devices are recognized in Device Manager.
I wonder Vostro 1088 does have the functionality to disable charge when plugging!
I have M1330 that is trying to boot to media direct then promptly BSOD's. I believe the scenario that happened was the notebook was hibernated, then they pressed the media direct button instead of power to wake it up.
How do I tell not to boot to media direct?
I saw this exact same message in another thread but no resolve.
We all know that the f1-f12 keys have their own functions. But I used to always use those keys for other things in World of Warcraft (on a PC that is). Now that I'm on a mac, I can't use the f keys even if I keybind them. Is there a way to disable them for just this program?
And on a side question, is it possible to make a partition with boot camp and then have vmware or parallels run off that partition? Or do I have to install windows twice for boot camp and vmware/parallels?
Now I am not after any passwords or any thing but I think this is disgusting.
My wife has an on boot bios password and wanted to disable it. She asked me to do it because I work in IT so it shouldnt be a problem.
I logged in with her password. Went security, user password, Press enter, typed in existing one then new password blank and confirmed it with another blank password. Rebooted and now it prompts for a password and we are stuffed.
Is this me being stupid did I do some thing wrong is that not the way to do it ? Its appauling. We had a customer in work whos laptop was sent away to be sorted because he had the same problem. At the time I thought he was bit silly but now I can see how it could happen
The previous user set login on a fingerprint, forgot the password. I managed to enter as a result after the long operation myself, as the administrator, to set the password, to set an input both according to the password and on a fingerprint.
But, I want to disconnect all this horror absolutely. Also I don't understand as it to make. I can enter BIOS, but the majority of points thus is unavailable.
I have been trying to disable SecureBoot and enable Legacy boot. This is a fairly straight forward process, press F10 to enter the BIOS, scroll over to the proper area and press F5 over Legacy boot to enable it (Which automatically disables SecureBoot). I have tried this quite a few times and each time have had no success. Everytime I change this setting and restart the computer it just ends up with Legacy Boot disabled and SecureBoot enabled. Yes, I am saving the settings, if I change other settings (Such as Virtualization support) they do save. Why I cannot save these settings after changing them?
I have an HP Envy 15-U010DX. I have also updated the BIOS and am running the latest version.
I got a new Vostro 3360 with the i7, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB 5400 RPM HDD and a 32GB mSata SSD drive which was used to cache the HDD with the Intel Smart Response Technology. Unfortunately, the computer also came with Windows 8, which is useless for me, so I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it.
Now, I managed to overcome many issues so far; I got the Secure Boot turned off, unchained the HDD and the SSD, turned the raid flag off for both, and managed to repartition the SSD so that I could install the Ubuntu system on it. However, I can't see to be able to boot from the ssd no matter what I do. It shows in the BIOS as present, but I don't have it as a boot option. I tried installing the system and keeping the GRUB bootloader on the HDD, that didn't work either.
This is supposed to be my new work computer and trying to get the installation to work is eating up a lot of time...
I have a 5 year old vostro 1700 and happy with it because it's been good to me ever since , but yesterday, when i tried opening it, yes it's powering on but it won't boot, nothing on the screen, I've tried interchanging memory cards and hard drives and it won't open at all.i'm thinking if the motherboard is the main problem or the processor itself. but i'm not really sure about it.