DeltaVee
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XPS 8930, cannot access BIOS

Trying to access BIOS on XPS 8930. DELL logo does not appear when starting up. First thing that appears on monitor is Windows start screen. If I start tapping F2 immediately after pushing power button, nothing happens, monitor stays blank, computer doesn't even start Windows. How do I access the BIOS?

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7- Thorium

Re: XPS 8930 can not access BIOS

It usually locks up when you spam F2 fast.

The trick is to play it like a piano pressing not too fast.

F2 then F12

F2 then F12

F2 then F12

F2 then F12

F2 then F12


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Ajilim
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Re: XPS 8930 can not access BIOS

I have the same problem. Does anyobe found Something to test or even solve the issue? Thank you
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Re: XPS 8930 can not access BIOS

Ajilim,

 

Click my name and private message me the pc service tag number.

 

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savvy2
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Re: XPS 8930, NO WIRELESS KEYBOARD OK?

what keyboard is that?  USB? or from what maker,

and model,

and F2 must happen 1 to 3 seconds after power button pushed or you get , only windows.

I am not Dell, I am retired from this industry since 2009,
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savvy2
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Re: XPS 8930, cannot access BIOS

what keyboard, do not expect wireless keyboards to work only USB.

tell keyboard

then hit F2 like playing chop sticks on the piano. F2 F2 F2 w (bingo BIOS)

and under 3 seconds from power button pressed,  if PC is SSD even faster , (fast boot can be fast ,see?)

 

I am not Dell, I am retired from this industry since 2009,
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Ajilim
1 Copper

Re: XPS 8930, NO WIRELESS KEYBOARD OK?

The monitor is working and also the machine, both are working perfect. My problem is when I start up the machine, I can't see neither F2 or F12 nor the DELL logo. And then I can't access to bios. When I hit F2 , I got a black screen and Nothing else.
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Ajilim
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Re: XPS 8930, can't access BIOS

And yeah a cable connected keyboard not Wireless.

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7- Thorium

Re: XPS 8930, can't access BIOS

Don't wait until you see anything on the monitor... Power on and IMMEDIATELY tap F2 to open BIOS setup. You have to be quick or you miss because PCs boot fast these days, especially if you have an SSD as boot drive...

Ron

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