SOLVED: Dell BIOS Update Unified Server Configurator Failure – Detach USC failure – Detaching a partition has failed

If you see either of the following errors while updating a Dell Server BIOS, there may be a simple fix: BIOS update is not supported using RBU method EXECUTION STATUS: Unified Server Configurator Failure – Detach USC failure – Detaching a partition has failed In my experience there are four solutions to work through: Update the RAID controller firmware.  In my case that was a PERC330.  You can locate and download your RAID controllers firmware from:…

SOLVED: BIOS Beep Codes and Error Number Codes List

If your computer powers on but beeps at you rather than booting, it is telling you that you have a failed component.  Often I hear these codes after a hardware change and then I know that something is not sitting right and I need to remove and reseat it.  This is easy to do with RAM, Video Card and Hard Drives. Sometimes a reseat is not the solution and then you need to know what those…

SOLVED: How to Access BIOS UEFI on Microsoft SurfaceBook or Surface4

How can I get into the BIOS (now UEFI) on a Microsoft SurfaceBook or Surface 4 device is a question every owner or and every tech should know the answer too.  Fortunately it is quite easy: Power off the Surfacebook Press AND HOLD the VOLUME UP button Press the POWER BUTTON as you would normally Within about 10 seconds, the SurfaceBook should display the UEFI / BIOS screen.  

SOLVED: How To Get In A BIOS on an Intel Motherboard

The short answer is to power up the machine while repeatedly pressing the F10 key.  Below is a table of boot / function key options on Intel Motherboards.   Function key or Control key Purpose F2 Accesses the BIOS Setup program. F7 Initiates a BIOS update process where the update files are stored on a USB thumb drive. For instructions on this BIOS update method, see Instructions for F7 BIOS Flash update. F8 Opens the Windows*…

SOLVED: Video: How to Easily and Corretly Flash The Firmware on An Intel Server, BIOS, FRU, SDR, BMC

If your like me flashing Intel Servers is a pain as the process seems unnecessarily complex.  Well, here is a quick and easy tutorial and Video: Surf to www.intel.com/support Find your product (in my case it was SERVER PRODUCTS, INTEL SERVER SYSTEMS, INTEL SR2600UR, DRIVERS & SOFTWARE) Find the “Intel® Server Board XXXXX Firmware Update Package for EFI“ Unzip that file onto a USB stick that is LESS THAN 2GB !!! If it is more…