boot up problem with old Dell Dimension 4100
I have rather old Dell Dimension 4100 desktop inherited from a family member. Recently it began doing something strange everytime at boot up. The first thing on the screen at power up is the Dell logo splash screen. But then what looks like a diagnostic screen appears with the following:
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My current primary laptop (D610), as well as my previous main laptop (IBM T21) were both 14.1", and for real traveling they're fine (in fact I...
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Dell Dimension 4100 BIOS Version A02 Intel (R) Pentium (R) III processor, 800EB MHz 256 PCI 133 system RAM
Legacy Keyboard .....Detected Legacy Mouse.........Detected USB Legacy...........Enabled
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Hi, my experiences are different than Nicholas'. As a coder, I needed something larger than XGA to be effective. It depends on what you want to use your computer for. Keep in mind though that...
Fixed Disk 0: Maxtor 53073H6 (UDMA=100MHz) ATAPI CD-ROM CRD-8482B Fixed Disk 2 WDC WD307AA-00BAA0
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Whereas it usually boots straight into windows, it is quite irritating now to have to press the delete button everytime before the computer would actually continue booting. This started happening after I installed a removable rack in an empty drive bay to accomodate the "cold swap" of two different harddrives and an internal ATAPI zip drive. I thought I may have disturbed the BIOS settings with the installation and produced this irritating boot-time confirmation screen. However, no option in the BIOS settings seem to address this scenario. Does anyone know how I can get rid of this pre-boot confirmation screen? Maybe there is another control-configuration option I don't know about. Thanks in advance.