However, holding either down before or after I get to that opening page doesn't get me anything but a bunch of beeping. F2 sometimes gets me a blank dead black screen and then I have to do alt-ctrl-delete to restart.
How to Enable USB Boot Option on Dell Inspiron
Thanks for answering, Duhhhhhh. But I still just get a black screen. It looks as if the screen does change, so it's more midnight grey than black, but then it just sits like that and nothing happens until I press ctl-alt-delete and the boot process continues so Windows loads.
My keyboard is the free one that arrived with the machine. I'm getting to the point where I want to drive a tire iron through it just about now! Between that and the slow modem, this is NOT a fun new-machine-experience I was looking for.
Thanks for coming back, Duhhh. No, there's nothing blinking, just a dark screen. And I've waited as long as two minutes, several times, hoping something would happen. The keyboard lights up as soon as the machine starts to power up. I've tried pushing the function buttons right after the first light-up of the keyboard, and I've tried doing it after the second light-up I've tried every combination, and alone, and rebooted between each trial, as if I were a scientist testing the variables.
The one beep happens after I click on F12, but then it's just like when I click on F This machine was delivered around 3 p. I couldn't think of even one reason I would need a floppy drive. I don't have one. When's the last time you used yours?
As for this being a video problem, wouldn't such a problem have symptoms elsewhere? Rhetorical question I'm no techie. But I know enough to want to access the bios and the boot menu. Do you have a USB keyboard? No, my keyboard is the ordinary one that comes with a Dell machine. I put an optical mouse on this afternoon, and now I can click on F2 and the screen says "Entering set up", but then it goes dark and does nothing.Jump to content.
Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Click here to Register a free account now! Please log in to reply. As it came back on, it beeped once while the monitor was still black, then the blue "Dell" screen that says F2 for this, F12 for that and lists the Bios version comes up, and that's it, it doesn't get any further.
I've tried F2, F12, F8, F10, each during startup as early as I could, but haven't been able to boot up into safe mode. No error messages anywhere, just stops always at that same point. Also, from other computers were I access my email I have seen a bunch of "Tagged" emails over the last couple days, and I gather they are infected.
I didn't open any on the PC in question, but thought I should mention it. I guess my question is whether there's anything else I can try, or if I need to truck it down to my local PC repair shop. Thanks in advance for your help! It tells you what the beep codes mean when you power up, so you need to pay attention to them and if yo uhave more than one short beep, diagnose the problem.
This will set your settings back to defaults, so you may need to know a little about your hardware to set things up properly inthe BIOS after it is cleared if you choose to clear it. Sounds like the CMOS is whacked. If you can get into the BIOS, you can check to see if it even sees your hard disk and maybe tell it to find it if it is missing.
I would consider it unlikely that malicious code from an email will do anything to your BIOS settings and you can't seem to even get to the point where XP tries to load then F8 would be work. It sounds like you don't even get tothe point that it sees a hard disk and tries to find an operating system. You need to make sure the BIOS recognizes your hard disk and if not, tell it so.
Since it is take-apart-able, you may want to unplug it, remove the cover and reseat all the modules RAM, video card if applicable, etc. If that doesn't work, you can consider clearing the CMOS while you have the cover off. This is probably what they would to if you took it someplace and it doesn't sound like it can't get much worse! Edited by joseibarra, 05 June - PM. No, I guess it doesn't sound good, does it? I'll let you know, thanks.
Posted 06 June - AM Another thing - maybe your keyboard is defective, can you try another?For a dumb reason I was restoring the entire wiped C drive from an external backup Disk Wizard.
Neither F2 or F12 work. Go to Solution. Install everything with the power cord being last. I know it makes no sense but I have an idea it somehow "drains" power from some circuit elements - or something. I just went through the same thing yesterday but found out I killed my pc restore function. That is why I think my restore function is broken. Not sure what I am going to do now because of the way DELL set the restore process up with no hard copy windows 7 install disk.
View solution in original post. Sorry about your restore. I use Disk Wizard, where it's Backup function creates an entire system image. Browse Community. Turn on suggestions. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.
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A very big thank you!! How did anyone ever figure that out? Is this a Dell-specific thing? Good luck to you, too.Post a Comment. Boot Menu. Esc, F12, F9. Aspire One zg5, zg8. Aspire Timeline. Aspire v3, v5, v7. After VivoBook fca, fe, qe, se, sca, sca, u38n, vca, vca, v, xca, xe, xca, ze.
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So far you have performed the right step, please refer to the link below to perform the clean installation. Appreciate quick responseI followed the steps given the article from But I stuck after 3rd step, on pressing F12 the boot options does not available it booting windows from hard drive. Thanks for the update; this seems to be an issue with the optical drive or the CD itself.
I would suggest you to try with a known good bootable CD operating system check if it works? Browse Community. Turn on suggestions. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.
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Did you mean:. Boot Options not working on pressing F A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer. Choose your language settings and click next. Click "repair your computer" Expecting your kind help in this regard. Thanks Sameer. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. Re: Boot Options not working on pressing F Hi Sameer, So far you have performed the right step, please refer to the link below to perform the clean installation.
Hi Senthil, Appreciate quick responseI followed the steps given the article from But I stuck after 3rd step, on pressing F12 the boot options does not available it booting windows from hard drive. Hi Sameer, Thanks for the update; this seems to be an issue with the optical drive or the CD itself.
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Second disk is clean formated, no system, etc. I was able to install 2. Dell ships laptops with SSDs from the factory, and has been doing so for years. I tried to repair HDD in media bay, the system Windows 10 is not booting. It is specially The Haven't decided on dual-booting Linux yet. Do not force the connection. And if you get into your laptop successfully, we highly recommend you to run your installed antivirus software to detect and clean all possible viruses clearly.
SSD drives offer the best experience when they are used as the root or boot drive. Since Dell laptop does not come with the installation disk, I connected a backup disk of the original HD to the laptop via an USB to 2.
I have been googling for a possible fix, but nothing has worked so far, so I thought I would sign up here and see if anyone has experienced similar issues and if there is a possible fix. Both laptops are powered on 24 hours. If not connected to the internet, create an offline account. The second purchase which is this current purchase had a bad backlight bleeding on the screen and had a loose power button and hardware errors would pop up in the reliability center daily!
So I made another purchase for the same laptop model again, but if I have any more issues with Dell I most likely will not buy from them anymore. To secure the drive, it might be necessary to insert the screw into the provided mount on the motherboard. I opened it up and physically installed the WD blue M. I cloned the drive with the Samsung Migration software without any problem. And Lenovo still might not see the issue should I send it in. For more information contact the manufacturer of the computer.
The question is, why doesn't the SSD boot? You have a regular 2,5 inch Sata SSD? These instructions may be the same or similar for other laptop models in the Inspiron 15 line, but I am specifically working with the While the hard drive took 1 minute and 57 seconds It seems the "System" boot files may have been placed on the spinner during the install.
Otherwise you will may not be able to boot from the new cloned drive, at Acronis True Image will apply a bootability fix to the new disk and adjust the boot settings of the target drive to boot from USB. If you experience any difficulties, please feel free to contact me directly by sending a reply to this blog. Dell XPS 15 weights about 4 pounds and is designed not to eat up your desk space, as it is only 9. Dell part number: J60J5. But now it really sucks more so as I have a desktop with SSD.
I just want to confirm that the BIOS does not allow direct booting of the msata ssd card since the legacy boot options only show the hard drive. HDD: What's the Difference? Do you like your storage cheap and plentiful, or fast and safe? Here's how to choose between a traditional hard drive and a solid-state drive in your next PC.Thanks for any help!
Have you installed a different video card than what shipped with your ? If so, remove it and connect your monitor to the onboard graphics connector and try again. Thanks so much, this was the issue! I did have a Dell shipped videocard, but had an HDMI monitor plugged into the port right on the computer.
Plugging a display port connection directly to the video card solved the problem for some reason still the HDMI connection directly to the video card would not bring up Dell logo and bios options. Hi, I have the same problem as you. I don't understand what you mean by this: "Plugging a display port connection directly to the video card solved the problem"?
Could you explain please? I am having a similar problem. It just started yesterday and my machine is less than a month old. When it boots up you can hear the hard drive whirrring and all but my screen remains blank and and it goes into sleep mode. A mesage comes up saying that there is no signal coming from the computer even though that was not the case over the past several weeks.
It is not responding to any touch of the keyboard or clicks of the mouse. So as far as the monitor is concerned the computer is sleeping so it also goes to sleep.
I have the same configuration, mDP, and the same problem trying to interrupt the boot. Was on phone with Dell Support for an hour because machine would not reliably come back from sleep and still happening now.
Support guy did not have the same machine available to him so he could not recreate the issue. And the mystery deepens. I tried the reboot methods outlined in the above link to get to the bios. It reboots but screen is blank.