Well, I figured out the problem and apprently the computer cannot detect the certain hard drive that I want to use with it. Motherboards were dying everywhere at my high school when they had a bunch of them. If the cable only fits in one way then disregard this step. Tape drives are not reflected in the Diskette Drive A option. The next time you enter system setupthe computer prompts you for the setup password. You either turn it on or off and it shows up in the OS whether or not one is actually physically installed in the computer. NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer.
You can also start the system, enter system setup using the key. Once in BIOS (Setup), press the key combination to reset to.
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Hi, My Optiplex GX Small form factor base unit does not allow me to boot via a USB device I have checked the Bios Configuration and I cant.
You might need a Dell Recovery CD. /dellbios/dell-bios-adefault-settings-optiplex-gxhtml.
Forum rules Any off topic discussions should go in this forum. The default setting is Disabled. A change to Setup Password becomes effective immediately no need to restart the computer.
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In many fields, you can also type the appropriate value. LegacySelect Technology Control. Let me give you some background info to get you started.
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Thanks again for the help. Otherwise, damage to your computer or unpredictable results can occur. If you do not type the correct password, the computer lets you view, but not modify, system setup options.
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Unicorn Meta Zoo 7: Interview with Nicolas. Put a little pressure on both sides of each of the connectors on the IDE cable with your fingers, they can be pulled apart sometimes. If Not Enabled is displayed, the system password is deleted.