to do a full format reinstall on the system you would just put the XP cd in the machine and boot to it (change your boot order in BIOS to CDROM first..to bios by pressing f2 or del during bootup) then follow the prompts....
basically you would accept the license agreement then press enter to setup XP then select the current partitions (one at a time) and press D to delete them (then i believe enter and L?
Has anyone been able to automate the updating of a BIOS remotely?I know Dell has a management software you can purchase that will do it, but I wanted to know if anyone else had idea's.Opti Plex Computer Memory Upgrade, Find compatible Dell Opti Plex Ram memory upgrades with lifetime warranty, free shipping throughout USA and cheap international shipping options.Select your Opti Plex Computer Brand from the following list.i looked on the intel page, but there is no board called d865vp..dell change the boards on a hardware level?
maybe someone already tried to update a dell mainboard with a intelbios or some similar bios for the used specifications?
Deleting the drive from device manager and re-run add hardwaredid not work, the same 5.25" drive was added.
Updating BIOS to the newestfrom Dell did not solve the problem.
i recently bought a dell motherboard with intel d865vp written on has the 865gv chipset and has all specifications of an originalintel 865gvhz bios says, that it is an optiplex 170l.
i know that there is always some risk to flash it, when its not by themanufacturer, but what could happen if its obviously an intel board?
My old Compaq had a Factory Restore CD that pretty much did everything for you.