In light of this new information regarding the warranty coverage, if you plan on following Chris's recommendations, I would call Dell Tech Support and have them walk you through the flash back procedure. At least that way if things go bad you will be covered from a warranty aspect.
firstdue398 wrote:I have a brand new E521 with the newer bios. I have several external hard drives connected to the rear usb ports. It hangs on boot up at the DELL BIOS screen. It has the newest bios right now. Am I reading this post correctly that Dell recommends flashing back to the earlier Bios to resolve this issue?