SOLVED: Cannot PXE Boot From Dell Dock

After much effort, Jesse from Dell tech support has confirmed the that the Dell D3100, D1000, D6000, and DA100 docks are NOT supported for PXE booting. I have PXE booted from a Dell WD15 (shown below) with a Type-C connector on a Dell Latitude 7400 2 in 1 so I know that works. Note that getting PXE booting to work on the newer Dell laptops like the 7400 require some changes in the BIOS that do…

SOLVED: The (Nearly) Complete List of Boot Key Strokes, ASUS, Dell, Intel, Gigabyte, Microsoft and More

This page details the keys needed to boot a PC into various modes (like the BIOS and PXE Network) from various manufacturers. If you are stuck and you can try the common keystrokes during a POST and before the Operating System loads: ESC, F1, F2, F8, F9, F10, F12 and Delete key.  Also, remember if you are trying to PXE Boot, you may have to enter the BIOS and enable that feature which is called all kinds…

SOLVED: After PXE Booting Surface 3 Pro the ENTER Key on Keyboard Does Not Work

The problem I ran into was PXE booting (Volume Down + Power) a Surface Pro 3 and found that it brought up the PXE boot IPv4 screen but when I pressed the ENTER key to continue nothing happened.  I tried to bring up an On Screen Keyboard (OSD), plugging in an external keyboard, using a dock and using a different keyboard cover but that did not resolve it. What did fix it was going in the bios (Volume Up…

SOLVED: How To Enter the BIOS on a Dell Venue 8 or 11 Tablet

Because the Dell Venue 8 and 11 tablets like the 7130 and 7130 have no keyboards you need to use a button combination to gain access to the BIOS.  That order is: Power up the tablet from being powered off – reboot does not seem to work Press and HOLD the volume down button (second silver button from the top on the left side) until the DELL logo screen shows ENTERING BIOS in tiny letters…