Posted 03 February 2011 - 03:13 PM
While attempting HW upgrades (video card, RAM) to prepared for Win 7 upgrade from XP, I was unable to access the bios on a Dell Dimension 3000. I've done this several times before, but in this case at boot up the PC does not display the usual Dell "splash" and subsequent boot dialogue. No big deal, just press F2 during boot up and you should get to the bios. In this case the PC just "hangs" when depressing F2 while booting. Blank screen. When the PC is powered up and left to boot into windows, it starts and runs just fine. Should I just do a restore from the original install disks or try <cntrl> F11? I'd prefer if I could actually get the boot dialogue to display (just easier to get into safe or bios) but all I really want to do is check/change the video controller setting in the bios. Thanks.