Tip & How-To about EliteGroup P4VMM2 Motherboard

Boot into bios

(1) boot into bios by turning on the computer and hold down the del button.
(2) once into bios look for the ide perephials section. and click on it .
(3) change the boot order to default settings and save and reboot

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proper booting up, what needed to type f4 or f2


Restart your computer

During the boot process you will see on the screen a certain key to press usually the Delete or F2 to enter setup this may vary depending on your computers bios other possible keys


Acer: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc

ALR PC: (F2) or (Ctrl)(Alt)Esc)

AMI BIOS: (Del), (F1) or (F2)

AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl + Alt + Esc

Award BIOS: (Del) or (Ctrl)(Alt)(Esc)



Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys navigate to Advanced Bios features press Enter you will see what the boot order is set to.

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?


If you are unsure on what the boot order should be you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart.

This will set the boot order.

Dec 01, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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I have a worm in my computer. How can I format the disk?


if you format your hard drive you will need to load another operating syatem on on it
Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
or
During the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer
Hope this helps
Also you might try
Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer)

if you still want to load another operating system

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)

The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?

Jun 20, 2011 | Fujitsu Siemens (MAN3184MCB) Hard Drive

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Transfered XP to internal Sata disk with controller . MOBO A7V8X-X, BIOS version 1014. Disk is recognized during boot. Disconnected all IDE drives. System won't boot from sata disk. Booting from CD results in working XP on SATA. Q1: how can I make Sata disk bootable? Q2: how can I make USB-HDD (I connected old IDE drive through interface to external USB port) bootable?


get to the bios boot section
( on starting the computer hold down the delete key until the bios screen shows
in that section you will see boot preference
organize the sequence that the unit will boot from save and esc
so sata hard drive =1
cd=2
external hard dive =3 etc

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Dell Dimension E520 has "NO BOOT DEVICE AVAILABLE" message. Pressing F1 F2 doesn't help. What should I do?


Shutdown the system and disconnect the power cable.Disconnect external peripherials.Hold the power button for 10 secs to drain static power.connect the power cable to the computer.turn on the computer and hit the F2 key to boot in bios.If you are in the bios turn on the caps lock,scroll lock, and numlock key.then Hold the Alt key + E, then Alt key + F, Alt key + B. Computer will restart check for hdd or boot device.If hdd is detected it should boot to desktop.If issue persist .Shut down the system.disconnect power cable.Hold power button for 10 secs.Open the tower and disconnect the hdd from the sata or ide cable.Connect hdd in a different sata or ide connector.Connect power cable and turn on the computer and follow steps 1.If still getting same error possible hdd gone bad.Good Luck.

Sep 03, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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HP Pavilion zv6000


Hi there'
if you would please try this power down the computer and reboot and press the del key as it starts up this should bring you into the bios screen now go down and ensure that the plug and play is enabled now go to the perephial section and look for the usb and make sue that it is enabled save and exit and reboot once you reboot see if the computer recognises the usb devices you are installing best regards mike

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