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grant fanning May 29, 2003, 05:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i downloaded the latest bios update from dell.com. so i put the disk that it told me to make in before i restart, and it asks "replace bios A00 with A01? press y" i press y, and it takes me to a screen where the words "flashing bios" are blinking, on and off, steadily

now ive been sitting here for about 20 minutes, and nothing is happening. the words are still flashing on my (other computer's) screen, i do not hear any kind of activity going on in the cpu or the A drive.

what should i do?


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ant decto May 29, 2003, 05:32pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how long should a BIOS flash take to complete?
A bios update should only take about 1 minute.... sounds like something went wrong. If it doesn't get any further all you can hope is that it didn't get as far as starting to overwrite your BIOS

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Caveman017 May 29, 2003, 06:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how long should a BIOS flash take to complete?
reboot, if it doesnt start call dell
theres nuttin u can do elsewise

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Brandon G.

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grant fanning May 29, 2003, 07:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how long should a BIOS flash take to complete?
GOD

why cant anything to do with computers EVER work right ?


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