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HELP!!!!!! BIOS problems on a dell

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  • batosi

    batosi

    #12936387 - 9 years ago

    Ok, I really need help, mental yes, but technical as well.

    My friend has been trying to install a graphics onto her old ass Dell. Its like in the 2000s for the model model number.

    Well my problem is, I went into the BIOS and it wouldn't let me change anything. It starts up so you have to enter a password, which I have, 123, yes very complicated. But after i type that is I can only cycle threw a little bit of the menu. And its like look and no touch. It says it running on the on-board graphics cards and I cant even go down in the menu to change it. I cant even enable of disable anything.

    I really need help with this, I spent 5 hours on it yesterday trying to figure it out. Please Help...Obi-wan, your my only hope!!!!!

  • batosi

    batosi

    #12936457 - 9 years ago

    actually need uber help

  • papercup

    papercup

    #12936542 - 9 years ago

    You need to supply model numbers of the hardware having issues.

  • batosi

    batosi

    #12936911 - 9 years ago

    I believe the model number is DIM2350

  • papercup

    papercup

    #12937112 - 9 years ago

    In reply to batosi, #4:

    Ok, the Dell dimension has a bios password clear jumper on the motherboard. This image shows it. It should be near the front edge about 2/3rds toward the top of the case (it's the one labeled JP1).

  • papercup

    papercup

    #12937123 - 9 years ago

    Bah, didn't notice, the picture is oriented with the back towards the bottom of the page. Make that 'the jumper is on the bottom edge, about 2/3rds of the way to the front).

  • batosi

    batosi

    #12937137 - 9 years ago

    i'll give that a try, thanks..

  • KWierso

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    #12937165 - 9 years ago

    What version of BIOS do you have?

    Maybe upgrading BIOS could unlock some of the other features, if nothing else helps.

  • aussie02

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    #12942038 - 9 years ago

    as papercup said your best option is to flush the bios

  • papercup

    papercup

    #12943163 - 9 years ago

    In reply to aussie02, #9:

    There is a different jumper for clearing the bios. I was instructing how to clear the password for now.

  • eck_03

    eck_03

    #12949478 - 9 years ago

    Dell uses a lot of their own model numbers on motherboards and dont support them with BIOS upgrades ever... so you may be SOL