[K12OSN] Dell Optiplex 320 problems

Tom Wolfe twolfe at sawback.com
Wed Jun 13 16:59:16 UTC 2007

Far from being "real" old these are brand new, out of the box. I'll keep
you all posted if I ever come up with a solution.

Tom Wolfe

On Tue, 12 Jun 2007, Barry Cisna wrote:

> Tom,
> The Dell's have very strange problems with IRQ sharing. I wrangled with
> severel flavors of the older Dell Optiplex's( even those this machine is
> not "real" old). This has been sometime back,but what I did do on a few of
> them( just to see if I could make them PXE boot) was to flash them with
> just a generic bios AKA: whatever chipset the motherboard was, and get
> away from the Dell proprietary bios. It s a lot of work though. I never
> could get some of the optiplexs to boot correctly,coming up to the same
> error as you have mentioned here,or something similar.
> This is not much help ,I know, but you aren't the only one that has had
> this prob with Dell's.
> Take Care,
> Barry Cisna
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