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Hates the Infotainment
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NSA Archives
2004-07-24, 14:35

According to Dell, all of their Dimensions except for the 4200, 8100 and 8200 models use the Delete key. Doesn't say whether I have to hold it down but I guess technically that doesn't matter.

If it's any of the above three models - get this - I have to hit F2 every three seconds until the screen changes. That has got to be the most unbelievably stupid thing I have EVER heard in computer-land. I mean, why not just make them type a long sentence in under six seconds or it won't enter the BIOS mode?

Anyway, I'll give that a shot. Thanks.

Dell also said that their systems ship with Cable Select jumpered on their drives, though of course they don't say ALL Dell systems do. I guess I might want to try jumpering to cable select before going into CMOS / BIOS mode?

Is Longhorn going to finally remove all this DOS bullshit from Windows and make the system actually semi-user-friendly without spewing dialogs and hyperlinks everywhere?


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