Hi. As im new to this wonderful site and seeing some of the stuff your all doing i feel like a total idiot to be asking this. Though i have been building and upgrading pc`s for a good few years ive deliberately avoided branded machines. Always seem more hassle than they`re worth. Anyway i purchased a dell optiplex gx270 sff a year or so ago at a car boot sale. Had no hard drive, ram or cd/dvd drive. No problem as plenty of bits at home. I dug it out recently as i found a use for it. Once running i went to dell site, new drivers etc and thought id flash the bios too. All went to plan seemingly until it re booted (or rather didnt). Noticed in new bios there was no option to boot from hard drive. Just 2x1.44 floppy (even though it only has 1x1.44 floppy drive???) or boot from cd/dvd. I booted it with the help of dvd boot disk and went to dell live chat support. They wouldnt help me because i wasnt the owner they had listed for that machines serial number and suggested most stringently that i best try to find the previous owner and transfer the ownership. All that for a 7 year old machine. if it wasnt for the fact i need a small pc of that type i probably wouldve thrown it back in my junk pc pile. I also now know why i avoided branded pc`s for so long. If any of you clever bunch could help me figure out this problem id be mighty grateful.