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Solved Problem with BIOS

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by skpappish, May 20, 2019.

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  1. skpappish

    skpappish Thread Starter

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    I have been trying to update my computer's bios so I can boot from USB, but it wouldn't let me update it. I have a Dell Optiplex GX260. Is there anything I can do about this?
     
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    The Dell OptiPlex GX260 desktop is a very old model.
    The last BIOS update for it is version A09 which was released in February 2005.

    If you would explain in detail what you're trying to do, someone here may be able to help you.

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  3. skpappish

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    Ok, I was going to update the BIOS to A09 but it wouldn't restart on it's own.
     
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    I saw another BIOS topic on this site. I will say if it works or not.
     
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    You haven't replied to the above comment from post #2, so we still don't know what you're trying to do.

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    I already tried that. It doesn't restart by itself. When I force it to turn off, it says that it is attempting to update it but it doesn't update. Is there a way I can get it to restart? Do I need to create a disk?
     
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    Not sure if this model has this ability since it's old, but if you have the BIOS update file on the USB, restart the computer then press F12 to get the menu and then hopefully you should have the BIOS Update option. You should be able to update that way if it's there.

    EDIT: it doesn;t but you should still be able to do it with the USB by changing the boot sequence to USB first:

    https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=r89214

    (about 1/4 way down)
     
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    THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED!! I deleted some kind of adware and it was keeping the computer from restarting. I did the BIOS setup and IT WORKED! Thanks to all of you that helped me!:)
     
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