We have had a Dell XPS 210 for several years now with only a few issues.
The front USB ports failed and so did the DVD drive. But it worked and performed well.
We are now ready to use it for a new purpose so we reinstalled Windows 7 Professional (via USB DVD drive) and now it will not get passed the Serial ATA AHCI BIOS screen (right after the Dell logo screen). We can't even access the BIOS.
All it says it "Controller Bus #00, Device #1F, Function #2: 02 Ports, 02 Devices."
We have left it all night and it just stays there with a flashing cursor on the screen.
Any thoughts before I go on a Google search / scavenger hunt?