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AHCI BIOS not installed!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by sharpshooter, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Member Millennium Member

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    What does that mean? My PC has a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top. When I restart, the Dell screen pops up, then this BIOS message appears for a split second, then the blinking cursor.

    What's up?
     
  2. havensal

    havensal Senior Nozzle Jockey CLM

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    Sounds like either your BIOS got toasted (Did you just update it?) or the AHCI HDD controller fried. Either way I have no advice other than to see if Dell can offer any help. :wavey:

    If you give me a model number I could see what I can find.
     

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    havensal Senior Nozzle Jockey CLM

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    Is there any activity while the curser blinks? blinking/steady HDD LED, noise from the HDD?
     
  4. TuxthePenguin

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    Contact Dell, doesn't sound good.
     
  5. manish07

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    You may go Dell showroom wheres you buy this.
     
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    Detectorist

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    Sharpshooter, please give us some feedback. You posted a problem and then vanished.

    That's one of the reasons I hate to help anyone on here..
     
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    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    dell has showrooms? Where ?
     
  8. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

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    They used to have "Dell Direct" stores all over the US but they closed them all down sometime early last year ... they still have showrooms in many foreign countries.