As users, we’re typically conditioned to implicitly rely on software application and updates that originate from individuals who make our computer systems. Those individuals are likewise, well, individuals, and often make errors. Such seems the case for a growing variety of laptop computers and desktops made by Dell, and a minimum of some offered under its Alienware sub-brand. Current BIOS updates for some Inspiron, Latitude, and Aurora computer systems are triggering them to boot into blue screens.
As narrated properly by Bleeping Computer, Dell consumer online forums and Reddit threads are filling with problems from owners of Lattitude 5320 and 5520 laptop computers (BIOS variation 1.143), Inspiron 5680 desktops (BIOS variation 2.8.0), and the Aurora R8 desktop series (BIOS variation 1.0.18). Upon using the associated updates, users report that the computer systems will boot to a blue screen and after that instantly close down once again. Some others are getting “Time-of-day not set” mistake messages, followed by shutdown with any input.
A couple of users have actually reported success by reducing their BIOS to the previous variation, however that’s a challenging procedure that’s beyond the convenience zone of the common laptop computer or desktop purchaser, and it isn’t working for everybody. The procedure likewise needs the internal battery to be gotten rid of and a power button series on the Lattitude laptop computers.
We’ve called agents for Dell and are waiting for a reply on these concerns.
Michael is a previous graphic designer who’s been developing and tweaking desktop for longer than he cares to confess. His interests consist of folk music, football, sci-fi, and salsa verde, in no specific order.