Can't Get to BIOS

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Hello,

I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It should be by
pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like it. But all delete
does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen and then just boot
normally. It wont let me into the BIOS...suggestions?

Thanks,
Brian
 
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Joe wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It should be by
> pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like it. But all delete
> does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen and then just boot
> normally. It wont let me into the BIOS...suggestions?

Have you tried F2?

Notan
 

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Yes..no luck with F2 either....
"Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
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> Joe wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It should be
>> by
>> pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like it. But all delete
>> does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen and then just boot
>> normally. It wont let me into the BIOS...suggestions?
>
> Have you tried F2?
>
> Notan
 
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Try tapping the DEL key as soon as the machine is powered up. If that
doesn't then try tapping the F2 key.

On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 10:41:20 -0600, "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It should be by
>pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like it. But all delete
>does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen and then just boot
>normally. It wont let me into the BIOS...suggestions?
>
>Thanks,
>Brian
>
 
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Are we supposed to guess what model you have?

"Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
> Hello,
>
> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It should be
> by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like it. But all
> delete does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen and then just boot
> normally. It wont let me into the BIOS...suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
> Brian
>
>
 

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Dimension L667r

Neither DEL or F2 will get me into the BIOS..and as stated before, DEL just
removes the DELL SPLASH Screen so I can see the pre-boot info.

"WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:LZkud.38761$bP2.4425@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
> Are we supposed to guess what model you have?
>
> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
> news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It should be
>> by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like it. But all
>> delete does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen and then just
>> boot normally. It wont let me into the BIOS...suggestions?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Brian
>>
>>
>
>
 

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Joe wrote:

> Dimension L667r
>
> Neither DEL or F2 will get me into the BIOS..and as stated before, DEL just
> removes the DELL SPLASH Screen so I can see the pre-boot info.

Have you tried pressing DEL twice?
 
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do you have a usb keyboard?

"Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message news:31u5gcF3eirujU1@individual.net...
> Dimension L667r
>
> Neither DEL or F2 will get me into the BIOS..and as stated before, DEL
> just removes the DELL SPLASH Screen so I can see the pre-boot info.
>
> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:LZkud.38761$bP2.4425@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>> Are we supposed to guess what model you have?
>>
>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>> news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It should
>>> be by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like it. But all
>>> delete does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen and then just
>>> boot normally. It wont let me into the BIOS...suggestions?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Brian
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
 

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No..normal PS/2 keyboard...

Any other suggestions? Thanks!
"Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:gslud.1149$P14.799@trndny05...
> do you have a usb keyboard?
>
> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
> news:31u5gcF3eirujU1@individual.net...
>> Dimension L667r
>>
>> Neither DEL or F2 will get me into the BIOS..and as stated before, DEL
>> just removes the DELL SPLASH Screen so I can see the pre-boot info.
>>
>> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:LZkud.38761$bP2.4425@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>>> Are we supposed to guess what model you have?
>>>
>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>> news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It should
>>>> be by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like it. But
>>>> all delete does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen and then
>>>> just boot normally. It wont let me into the BIOS...suggestions?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Brian
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
 
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DEL IS the way in.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dmum/syssetup.htm#clearing_nvram

"Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
news:31u6ioF3f6er1U1@individual.net...
> No..normal PS/2 keyboard...
>
> Any other suggestions? Thanks!
> "Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
> news:gslud.1149$P14.799@trndny05...
>> do you have a usb keyboard?
>>
>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>> news:31u5gcF3eirujU1@individual.net...
>>> Dimension L667r
>>>
>>> Neither DEL or F2 will get me into the BIOS..and as stated before,
>>> DEL just removes the DELL SPLASH Screen so I can see the pre-boot
>>> info.
>>>
>>> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:LZkud.38761$bP2.4425@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>>>> Are we supposed to guess what model you have?
>>>>
>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It
>>>>> should be by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just
>>>>> like it. But all delete does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot)
>>>>> Screen and then just boot normally. It wont let me into the
>>>>> BIOS...suggestions?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Brian
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
 

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Could there be a jumper or something that is preventing us from using DEL to
get into BIOS? This is just so odd.

"Pen" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:fJKdnYc2EeJmeyTcRVn-tA@adelphia.com...
> DEL IS the way in.
> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dmum/syssetup.htm#clearing_nvram
>
> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
> news:31u6ioF3f6er1U1@individual.net...
>> No..normal PS/2 keyboard...
>>
>> Any other suggestions? Thanks!
>> "Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>> news:gslud.1149$P14.799@trndny05...
>>> do you have a usb keyboard?
>>>
>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>> news:31u5gcF3eirujU1@individual.net...
>>>> Dimension L667r
>>>>
>>>> Neither DEL or F2 will get me into the BIOS..and as stated before, DEL
>>>> just removes the DELL SPLASH Screen so I can see the pre-boot info.
>>>>
>>>> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:LZkud.38761$bP2.4425@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>>>>> Are we supposed to guess what model you have?
>>>>>
>>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It
>>>>>> should be by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like
>>>>>> it. But all delete does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen
>>>>>> and then just boot normally. It wont let me into the
>>>>>> BIOS...suggestions?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> Brian
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
 
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As -Stephen- said, as soon as the machine is turned on or re-booted, keep
tapping the DEL key until it enters the BIOS.

"Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message news:31u9vhF3gqia6U1@individual.net...
> Could there be a jumper or something that is preventing us from using DEL
> to get into BIOS? This is just so odd.
>
> "Pen" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:fJKdnYc2EeJmeyTcRVn-tA@adelphia.com...
>> DEL IS the way in.
>> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dmum/syssetup.htm#clearing_nvram
>>
>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>> news:31u6ioF3f6er1U1@individual.net...
>>> No..normal PS/2 keyboard...
>>>
>>> Any other suggestions? Thanks!
>>> "Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>>> news:gslud.1149$P14.799@trndny05...
>>>> do you have a usb keyboard?
>>>>
>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:31u5gcF3eirujU1@individual.net...
>>>>> Dimension L667r
>>>>>
>>>>> Neither DEL or F2 will get me into the BIOS..and as stated before, DEL
>>>>> just removes the DELL SPLASH Screen so I can see the pre-boot info.
>>>>>
>>>>> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:LZkud.38761$bP2.4425@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>>>>>> Are we supposed to guess what model you have?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It
>>>>>>> should be by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like
>>>>>>> it. But all delete does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen
>>>>>>> and then just boot normally. It wont let me into the
>>>>>>> BIOS...suggestions?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>> Brian
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
 
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no there isn't.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dmum/


"Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
news:31u9vhF3gqia6U1@individual.net...
> Could there be a jumper or something that is preventing us from using
> DEL to get into BIOS? This is just so odd.
>
> "Pen" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:fJKdnYc2EeJmeyTcRVn-tA@adelphia.com...
>> DEL IS the way in.
>> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dmum/syssetup.htm#clearing_nvram
>>
>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>> news:31u6ioF3f6er1U1@individual.net...
>>> No..normal PS/2 keyboard...
>>>
>>> Any other suggestions? Thanks!
>>> "Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>>> news:gslud.1149$P14.799@trndny05...
>>>> do you have a usb keyboard?
>>>>
>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:31u5gcF3eirujU1@individual.net...
>>>>> Dimension L667r
>>>>>
>>>>> Neither DEL or F2 will get me into the BIOS..and as stated before,
>>>>> DEL just removes the DELL SPLASH Screen so I can see the pre-boot
>>>>> info.
>>>>>
>>>>> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:LZkud.38761$bP2.4425@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>>>>>> Are we supposed to guess what model you have?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It
>>>>>>> should be by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just
>>>>>>> like it. But all delete does is remove the Dell Splash
>>>>>>> (Pre-Boot) Screen and then just boot normally. It wont let me
>>>>>>> into the BIOS...suggestions?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>> Brian
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
 
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Reboot and hold DEL down until you get an error message.


"Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
> Hello,
>
> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It should be
> by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like it. But all
> delete does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen and then just boot
> normally. It wont let me into the BIOS...suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
> Brian
>
>
 
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perhaps num lock is on and you are pressing the "./Del" key that is at the
bottom of the numeric keypad rather than pressing the "Delete" key that is
in the separate navigation keypad.

"Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message news:31u9vhF3gqia6U1@individual.net...
> Could there be a jumper or something that is preventing us from using DEL
> to get into BIOS? This is just so odd.
>
> "Pen" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:fJKdnYc2EeJmeyTcRVn-tA@adelphia.com...
>> DEL IS the way in.
>> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dmum/syssetup.htm#clearing_nvram
>>
>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>> news:31u6ioF3f6er1U1@individual.net...
>>> No..normal PS/2 keyboard...
>>>
>>> Any other suggestions? Thanks!
>>> "Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>>> news:gslud.1149$P14.799@trndny05...
>>>> do you have a usb keyboard?
>>>>
>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:31u5gcF3eirujU1@individual.net...
>>>>> Dimension L667r
>>>>>
>>>>> Neither DEL or F2 will get me into the BIOS..and as stated before, DEL
>>>>> just removes the DELL SPLASH Screen so I can see the pre-boot info.
>>>>>
>>>>> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:LZkud.38761$bP2.4425@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>>>>>> Are we supposed to guess what model you have?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It
>>>>>>> should be by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like
>>>>>>> it. But all delete does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen
>>>>>>> and then just boot normally. It wont let me into the
>>>>>>> BIOS...suggestions?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>> Brian
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
 
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Yes. The BIOS will tell you there is a keyboard error and offer the possibility
to enter the BIOS setup. When all else fails, power on the computer and hold
down ANY key. Please don't ask where on the keyboard the ANY key is. :)

.... Ben Myers

On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 23:10:21 GMT, "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Reboot and hold DEL down until you get an error message.
>
>
>"Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It should be
>> by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like it. But all
>> delete does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen and then just boot
>> normally. It wont let me into the BIOS...suggestions?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Brian
>>
>>
>
>
 
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<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:41ba42df.30752914@nntp.charter.net...
> Yes. The BIOS will tell you there is a keyboard error and offer the
> possibility
> to enter the BIOS setup. When all else fails, power on the computer and
> hold
> down ANY key. Please don't ask where on the keyboard the ANY key is. :)
>
> ... Ben Myers
>


As a last resort, the poster could also pop the CMOS battery in hopes of
generating a F1/F2 or other hot-key prompt on the first boot after
reinstalling the battery.

Of course, he'd lose his BIOS configuration and time/date settings if that
were done.


Stew
 

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I've done that...it just shows me the pre-boot screen and NEVER enters the
BIOS.

"joe_tide" <joetide@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:10rjss094l5kc52@corp.supernews.com...
> As -Stephen- said, as soon as the machine is turned on or re-booted, keep
> tapping the DEL key until it enters the BIOS.
>
> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
> news:31u9vhF3gqia6U1@individual.net...
>> Could there be a jumper or something that is preventing us from using DEL
>> to get into BIOS? This is just so odd.
>>
>> "Pen" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:fJKdnYc2EeJmeyTcRVn-tA@adelphia.com...
>>> DEL IS the way in.
>>> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dmum/syssetup.htm#clearing_nvram
>>>
>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>> news:31u6ioF3f6er1U1@individual.net...
>>>> No..normal PS/2 keyboard...
>>>>
>>>> Any other suggestions? Thanks!
>>>> "Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:gslud.1149$P14.799@trndny05...
>>>>> do you have a usb keyboard?
>>>>>
>>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:31u5gcF3eirujU1@individual.net...
>>>>>> Dimension L667r
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Neither DEL or F2 will get me into the BIOS..and as stated before,
>>>>>> DEL just removes the DELL SPLASH Screen so I can see the pre-boot
>>>>>> info.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:LZkud.38761$bP2.4425@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>>>>>>> Are we supposed to guess what model you have?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
>>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It
>>>>>>>> should be by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just like
>>>>>>>> it. But all delete does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot) Screen
>>>>>>>> and then just boot normally. It wont let me into the
>>>>>>>> BIOS...suggestions?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>> Brian
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
 
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Joe,
Try removing the CMOS battery on the motherboard and wait an hour to
give the caps time to dissipate, then reboot.
Paul

"Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message news:3260mvF3isi1uU1@individual.net...
> I've done that...it just shows me the pre-boot screen and NEVER enters the
> BIOS.
>
> "joe_tide" <joetide@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:10rjss094l5kc52@corp.supernews.com...
>> As -Stephen- said, as soon as the machine is turned on or re-booted, keep
>> tapping the DEL key until it enters the BIOS.
>>
>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>> news:31u9vhF3gqia6U1@individual.net...
>>> Could there be a jumper or something that is preventing us from using
>>> DEL to get into BIOS? This is just so odd.
>>>
>>> "Pen" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>> news:fJKdnYc2EeJmeyTcRVn-tA@adelphia.com...
>>>> DEL IS the way in.
>>>> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dmum/syssetup.htm#clearing_nvram
>>>>
>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:31u6ioF3f6er1U1@individual.net...
>>>>> No..normal PS/2 keyboard...
>>>>>
>>>>> Any other suggestions? Thanks!
>>>>> "Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:gslud.1149$P14.799@trndny05...
>>>>>> do you have a usb keyboard?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:31u5gcF3eirujU1@individual.net...
>>>>>>> Dimension L667r
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Neither DEL or F2 will get me into the BIOS..and as stated before,
>>>>>>> DEL just removes the DELL SPLASH Screen so I can see the pre-boot
>>>>>>> info.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:LZkud.38761$bP2.4425@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>>>>>>>> Are we supposed to guess what model you have?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
>>>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It
>>>>>>>>> should be by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just
>>>>>>>>> like it. But all delete does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot)
>>>>>>>>> Screen and then just boot normally. It wont let me into the
>>>>>>>>> BIOS...suggestions?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>>> Brian
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
 
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does the machine boot at all? it is not clear if you are trying to get into
the bios to change something or if the machine has a problem that you are
trying to correct in the bios. if it does not boot at all then wait for it
to freeze and then look at the 'abcd' leds on the back of the machine and
note what color they are (yellow or green) or if they are off. the pattern
or lights can be looked up on support.dell.com to provide clues as to where
the source of the problem is.

"Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message news:3260mvF3isi1uU1@individual.net...
> I've done that...it just shows me the pre-boot screen and NEVER enters the
> BIOS.
>
> "joe_tide" <joetide@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:10rjss094l5kc52@corp.supernews.com...
>> As -Stephen- said, as soon as the machine is turned on or re-booted, keep
>> tapping the DEL key until it enters the BIOS.
>>
>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>> news:31u9vhF3gqia6U1@individual.net...
>>> Could there be a jumper or something that is preventing us from using
>>> DEL to get into BIOS? This is just so odd.
>>>
>>> "Pen" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>> news:fJKdnYc2EeJmeyTcRVn-tA@adelphia.com...
>>>> DEL IS the way in.
>>>> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dmum/syssetup.htm#clearing_nvram
>>>>
>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:31u6ioF3f6er1U1@individual.net...
>>>>> No..normal PS/2 keyboard...
>>>>>
>>>>> Any other suggestions? Thanks!
>>>>> "Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:gslud.1149$P14.799@trndny05...
>>>>>> do you have a usb keyboard?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:31u5gcF3eirujU1@individual.net...
>>>>>>> Dimension L667r
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Neither DEL or F2 will get me into the BIOS..and as stated before,
>>>>>>> DEL just removes the DELL SPLASH Screen so I can see the pre-boot
>>>>>>> info.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:LZkud.38761$bP2.4425@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>>>>>>>> Are we supposed to guess what model you have?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Joe" <joe@joe.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:31u217F3efhcuU1@individual.net...
>>>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I have an older Dell Machine that wont let me into the BIOS. It
>>>>>>>>> should be by pressing DELETE, like a machine we have here just
>>>>>>>>> like it. But all delete does is remove the Dell Splash (Pre-Boot)
>>>>>>>>> Screen and then just boot normally. It wont let me into the
>>>>>>>>> BIOS...suggestions?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>>> Brian
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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