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December 28, 2009 5:57:15 PM

Trying to install Win XP on my Dell xps T450 with new HDD. Unable to change boot order in bios. How can I make changes?

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December 28, 2009 6:20:10 PM

F12 at start up should get you to a boot menu.
December 28, 2009 7:04:50 PM

delluser1 said:
F12 at start up should get you to a boot menu.

I tried that several moons ago. All I get isa a beep, but no picture. When I get into bios I cannot change any settings. I want to change the boot order. Was able to do that without problems on another Dell, but not this one
:fou:  :fou:  :( 
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December 28, 2009 7:05:43 PM

Standing by with sledgehammer in hand......
January 4, 2010 12:51:40 PM

Disabling the CMOS battery, booting without the battery installed allowed me to go into BIOS and make all needed changes. F-12 does not get me anywhere....
January 4, 2010 1:13:18 PM

On your next boot try using the delete key to get into the bios.
January 4, 2010 7:50:10 PM

+1 to delluser1
January 4, 2010 9:00:11 PM

crazy359 said:
+1 to delluser1

Not worthy of it. Should have thought of it to begin with, but the mind slips sometimes.
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