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Solved After RESET, Boot priority still messed up in BIOS


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#1
Strange issue. Trying to fix a boot-up issue. After a good cleaning, the Dell Laptop would still boot up to DELL logo 60% of the time. Checked boot priority in System Setup and #1 was set to Windows Boot Manager. Changed the order to OS, and it booted. After sitting for a while, the DELL logo would appear again, no waking it, hard reset, checked the settings, and Windows Boot Manager was back to #1.

After messing with it, did a RESET. Same issue is happening. DELL logo stuck at loading. Keep having to change boot order to get it to boot. Yes, I save options before exiting. Restored default settings in bios. hmmmmm. Do a clean install?? And what is the correct boot order anyway?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

KYHI

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#2
The PC does boot to windows boot manager...

But if you keep have issues - do a clean install and then install facory dell drivers..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

KYHI

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#3
You should also go into BIOS > set defaults > save and exit.. There is no need to be changing anything in there...

Download your factory dell drivers and Download Windows 8.1 (link in sig below)

Hit F12 when first Dell logo appears and the choose the setup media drive as your boot drive USB or DVD
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB
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#4
Was going to do a clean install and found that it would not boot to a cd, even with changing the boot order in bios. after more research, I learned that the Secure Boot needed to be disabled to boot to a cd (or that it could prevent it). After disabling, EVERYTHING started working fine. RESET is picking up where it left off now. Booted 7 times now and updating with no bootup stalls. Go figure.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop