Dell 760 stuck on ide page asking for forgotten password

Dell 305 watt power supply for optiplex...
November 25, 2016 at 15:57:28
Specs: Dell, Cpu
Changed CMOS battery with new one, no matter what I do will not start. Dell logo appears, boot f12 then straight to automatic ide configuration page ask for a long ago forgotten password.


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#1
November 25, 2016 at 16:02:37
Changing the battery removed any password & reset the BIOS to the defaults. Your system doesn't have an IDE HDD, it has SATA. You need to reconfigure ALL the BIOS settings.

http://www.dell.com/downloads/emea/...

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#2
November 25, 2016 at 16:07:49
I thank you for a very speedy reply to my problem. But my desk top will not let me do anything at all.

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#3
November 26, 2016 at 01:40:22
This is a common problem with Dells. Google "automatic ide configuration page Dell" for a large number of suggestions.

Likely as not you just have to configure the BIOS having lost the configuration when you changed the battery.


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