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Meestertee
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XPS 8920, infinite restart loop, no recovery menu

I’ve owned this Xps 8920 for around 3 years now. I’ve recently installed a new hard drive into the desktop and changed secure mode off. After reverting the bios settings to factory defaults, the computer now will now infinitely restart a few seconds after the dell logo apears. I have uninstalled the hard drive and the problem persists. I have not added any other hardware to the computer in question, accept upgrading the gpu a few years before. I have already tried resetting the bios settings to factory. Any way to get it to boot into windows 10?

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Tesla1856
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Re: Xps 8920 infinite restart loop without recovery menu


@Meestertee wrote:

I’ve owned this Xps 8920 for around 3 years now.

1. I’ve recently installed a new hard drive into the desktop

2. and changed secure mode off.

3. After reverting the bios settings to factory defaults, the computer now will now infinitely restart a few seconds after the dell logo appears. 


1. Should have been no problem if installed as 😧 (a non-bootable drive)

2. I would not have messed with that.

What I would have done is take a full Macrium Reflect (backup) image before starting this project. At the very least, I would have done a backup of important files.

3. While only original C: is connected, put BIOS options back like they use to be and it might work.


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