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    A friend gave me their Dell Dimension XPS T450 to fix. It does not boot up at all. I thought that i could easily fix it by entering the BIOS. Dell Logo comes up, i push delete and it says "Entering Setup...", and then it just sits their. The Cd rom drive will not open either and I am out of ideas.

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    Storm's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +3
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    this is a longshot, but have you reset the bios?

    most likely the bios is totally fucked (virus?), in which case you're pretty much screwed...... if it has warranty i recomend returning it to dell, if not he/she will prolly have to buy a new mobo (will be cheaper than letting dell repair it)

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    Tried resetting BIOS and its still screwed. I was thinking boot sector virus. Maybe new hdd. I'll check about that warranty.

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    disconnect all unneeded parts (so you only have mobo, cpu, video card, keyboard and mouse left

    if that works, then add a parts till it stops working
    then replace that part with one you know for sure its workin

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    I tried that. Disconnected modem and network adapter. would a new hard drive do the trick?

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    im talking bout ALL unneeded parts

    so:
    Floppy drive
    HDD
    optical drive(s)
    expansion cards
    take out all USB devices (cept for keyboard/mouse if theyre USB)
    (you could even try takin out the ram if it doesnt work with that in)

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    unplug the ahrd drive and if it still doesn't go into bios then the hard drive isn't the proiblem...

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    What graphics card is being used? Is there an onboard one as well?

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