Help! I had the same problem as Jedo10 and am not nearly as versed in the practices mentioned above!
When I boot in the BIOS I always get a system time of 03:00 and the system date is correct. The rest is:
BIOS Version: A01
CPU Type: Intel (R) Atom(TM) CPU N270
CPU Speed: 1600Mhz
CPU Cache Size: 512KB
CPU ID: 106C2
Product Name: Inspiron 910
Fixed HDD: None
System Memory: 640 KB
Extended Memory: 502 MB
I bought this on the internet as a refurb over a year ago and I don't have any manuals or software. It had Linux/Ubuntu on it, which was a bit of a nightmare getting used to but really I just used it for email, facebook, messing around; nothing serious. My 11 yr old son enjoyed the games that were on it.
Potentially good news, I cried out about my sorrows on facebook and a friend of mine told me she had experienced the same. She bought a 32GB SSD
but had to call Dell support for guidance because evidently the 32GB SSD
didn't have anything (or at least not an operating system) on it so they dispatched her a new 8GB with Windows on it already. Then, a friend was able to help her get the 32GB up and running. So, this wonderful friend is going to send me the 8GB SSD
that Dell sent her.
Is it just a fantasy, or could I possibly install the new SSD
and then just crank her up and get back to my business of emailin' and facebookin'???