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 Post subject: WIN 10 DELL 8910 XPS BIOS MAJOR PROBLEM!
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:19 pm 
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Hi,
My nightmare lives on.....
XPS 8910
1X1RSD2
4175142230

Yesterday dell reminder to update BIOS. (Only warning is NOT 2 TURN off). I had 2 REMOVABLE USB drives in the USB slots. "H" was lighting during update (I did not notice if USB DRIVE F was lighting up). I removed H hours later, I had been able to copy to it. BUT trying to use F (which has been on system for ages) keeps giving error that H is not available. OBVIOUSLY likely from BIOS (IMHO)

QUESTIONS:
1. Should I RESTORE registry? (WINDOWS (10) is giving the errors)
OR
2. CHECK BOOT order in this [censored] BIOS???

3. RE-FLASH but remove EVERYTHING including MONITOR?
:wink:
(Joke - but what would I remove)
(Of course I am afraid I may lose C)

Please reply ASAP!

Thanx in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: WIN 10 DELL 8910 XPS BIOS MAJOR PROBLEM!
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:25 pm 
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You shouldn't have had those connected during a bios flash. Really external drives aren't meant to stay connected to the pc. Just use them for whatever purpose and then disconnect and put them away. What happens when you remove both drives and then reconnect?. Is the problem just with the drives? You just can't access one of them?.


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 Post subject: Re: WIN 10 DELL 8910 XPS BIOS MAJOR PROBLEM!
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:18 am 
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All external drives or devices should be disconnected when doing a flash. I would contact Dell for advice. Let me know what they tell you. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: WIN 10 DELL 8910 XPS BIOS MAJOR PROBLEM!
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:42 pm 
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Scott wrote:
All external drives or devices should be disconnected when doing a flash. I would contact Dell for advice. Let me know what they tell you. Scott.


Sorry for the delay....
Thank you for replying!
Dell still has not answered (2/23/18).
It got better though.

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS:
Removed both USB flash drives
Did some cold boots
and put back the drives which are fine now (as is the external drive - which was never involved)

I did NOT redo BIOS flash NOR restore the registry.

Since the error of the USB disk not existing in drive (renaming drives(?)) was WINDOWS10, maybe it is peculiar to windows 10?

Next time, I'll remove all removable media.
Thanks!


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