I am new to these forums. I have 30 years in the IT field starting as a IBM 1401 operator then programmer, then an application programmer, then a technical support person (both hardware and software) and have done both hardware and software maintenance on a number of hardware platforms (mainly mini and X86 PC) and software systems (Unix, Windows, Linux).
I have recently aquired 2 Dell Optiplex GX150 systems. I am not having much success in getting these systems setup. So I am seeking advice on my problem. Both systems when placed into Setup mode via F2 key go into setup mode ok, but when I attempt to navigate via arrow keys the system locks up after arrowing over the various settings and then powers down. I have been able to get the time and date set on 1 of the systems. BIOS on one is A09 and the other is A10. Resetting the BIOS to factory configuration and clearing the NVRAM does not change the basic problem. Disconnected all disk drives, changed keybords and mouse -- still same problem.
Booting to DOS from a floppy also runs for a short time and then system powers down.
Anybody have any ideas about how to fix this problem? I need help! :cry: