Dell PC BIOS does not start

By rrichmond ·
HAve a Dell Optiplex 620. When it is booted, no bios occurs that I can see. The only output to the monitor is "RV370 P/N 113-A62901-103 BIOS". Moved hard drive to an identical PC and received the same output. I am wondering if anyone has seen/resolved this before as a search on Google yields nothing.


Follow-up: It appears that some RAm was to blame. When I switched the Hard Drive to the new PC I also moved 2 sticks of RAM. My associate removed the RAM as a trial and the PC booted. Additionally, we had a problem with the video card. I replaced it and all is well. However, I have never seen a bad stick of RAM stop the boot process and diplay that kind of message.??

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"RV370 P/N 113-A62901-103 BIOS", is the bios...

What are you trying to do?.
Sounds to me that the BIOS is on the harddrive (or a copy of it).

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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When there is any Fault at the POST

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Dell PC BIOS does not sta ...

You get an error message. So if RAM has failed with a system that has it's BIOS loaded onto the HDD this is exactly what you should see.


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Same problem but here's how I fixed it

by DecisionMan In reply to Dell PC BIOS does not sta ...

My error message was RV370 25902 BIOS P/N 113-A25902-103

I removed and reseated all my RAM sticks, and disconnected and removed/reseated my video card.

Computer rebooted perfectly, and all this by a lucky non-technical guy. Just thought I'd post in behalf of other grandpa's whose grandkids kicked over the computer when playing.

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Zombie Alert!!!

by Mehul Bhai In reply to Same problem but here's h ...

Zombie Alert!!!

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by santeewelding In reply to Zombie Alert!!!

Stand down, Mehul.

I found the part about his grandchildren entertaining; and, the part about his recovery comforting.

Otherwise, keep your sharp eye out.

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