User1190
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BIOS Flash Dell Insprion 531S

Just got this used pc and wiped Vista to install Linux Mint Mate on it.  Got it installed but now the thing don't boot right.  I've done this many times so can't figure out what's is wrong.  I thought Flashing the BIOS would be a good idea as the current one it 1.0.6 and the new one is like 1.0.13.  I'm assuming this is a newer one, the 13 designation.  I tried to flash with "freeDOS" Bootable USB and with a Bootable DVD.  Also tried this from one Dell Tutorial that did not work either.  Also used the DELL 32bit diagnostics creator to create a bootable device, but the directions are not current with the Software.  Now it boots to the Dell Screen that says "Dell" and has the F2 and F12 choices on boot.  It takes a long time, then goes to another screen, I'll attempt to add a pic here.

  

Thanks...User1190

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