Dell Dimension E310 BIOS and Video Card
by chuckalhashib - 8/19/12 6:05 AM
I am having trouble with my Dell Dimension E310 and a video card, but I think I know the solution. I think I need to enter the BIOS and change the video settings from onboard to whatever the other option is.
Here's my problem: I have no display whatsoever until Windows XP loads, so I can't see the menus. Furthermore, I read somewhere I might need to reset the NVRAM by removing the battery on the motherboard. After I did that, I now get some sort of BIOS failure. I get diagnostic lights 1, 2, and 3, which means "other failure," and I get two beeps, which doesn't seem to be a code. If I time my pressing of F2 to enter BIOS setup correctly, I don't get the beeps.
Could someone help me in one of two ways: either (1) tell me what keys I need to press in order to change the video card setting and exit BIOS (i.e. Down 7, Enter, Right 1, etc.) or (2) can you help me know what else I should do if I've got a bigger problem?