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#1 vmusher

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 03:33 AM

Hi,

I downloaded and installed Dell-BIOS from the Dell Drivers and Downloads website; http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INSPIRON1545&os=WLH&osl=EN

Now every time that I turn the computer on, it makes two beeps and shows a black screen with the text 'No boot advice available - Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility'.

Any information over how to resolve the problem?

Thanks,

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#2 Allan

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:14 AM

Did the bios update show that it installed correctly? If so, press F2 when you see that message and choose the option to reset bios to default. Save and exit. What happens?

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:34 AM

Yes, It should have installed correctly. The problem occurred after reboot. How can I reset the BIOS to default; after pressing F2 I am unable to find an option to do so?

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:41 AM

Okay. Unplug the system from power, open the case, remove the round silver battery from the motherboard. Depress the power key on the system a couple of times (just to make sure you clear the capacitors of any stored charge) and wait a minute or two. Then replace the battery and the cover, plug it in and reboot. What happens?

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:08 AM

I had done the above and turned the computer on. I got the following;

Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07
Copyright 1985-1988 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1990-2006 Dell Inc.
All rights Reserved

Dell DM051 Series
BIOS version A07
www.dell.com

Keyboard failure

Performing automatice IDE configuration...
Drive 0: Disk Drive
Drive 2: CD-ROM Device
Drive 3: CD-ROM Device
Floppy diskette seek failure
Time-of-day not set - please run SETUP program
Invalid configuration information - please run SETUP program
Alert! Previous fan failure.
Alert! System battery voltage is low.
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility.

Should I alter anything in setup?

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 06:52 AM

Yes. If you don't have a floppy drive in the system disable it in bios. Also replace the battery in the motherboard.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 07:36 AM

The floppy drive is already disabled in the system, but I still get 'Floppy diskette seek failure'.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 07:37 AM

Replace the battery on the motherboard and let's see where we are then.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 07:42 AM

Under 'Boot Sequence' is it stated that the onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive, onboard SATA Hard Drive, USB Drive, onboard IDE Hard Drive, onboard or USB Floppy Drive are 'not present'.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 07:45 AM

Replace the battery on the motherboard and let's see where we are then.






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