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Unexplained lockups I have an etower 600ix and after a few minutes of use, it will lock up. Since it locks up even while in the BIOS as well as linux and other environments, I am assuming it is some sort of CPU hard halt.

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I figured out what the problem was. The fan and heatsink was mounted backward. I just switched it around and now the thing works. For future reference, there wasn't an OS installed at all when it started freezing.

Posted on Jan 22, 2006

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This is a common problem but not an easy one to diagnose because it has so many causes. Here are some common causes of lockups: Software incompatibility Hardware incompatibility or incorrect device driver Bad RAM Video card problems Dying power supply Processor getting too hot The first step in diagnosing the problem is to keep a journal showing exactly what you were doing each time the system froze. This can help you spot patterns - for example, if the lockup occurs when you try to print, or whenever you play a sound, that suggests a problem with the specific hardware device or its software driver. Heat, bad RAM or a power supply that's about to give out are more likely if the lockups are random.

Posted on Jan 22, 2006

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How do i get the bios password


It depends on the BIOS manufacturer, BIOS date, BIOS version and device.

If for a computer, there are downloads on the web (probably not legal) that can reset the BIOS password.

The ones I've seen in the past were mostly LINUX-based, meaning you may have to use a bootable CD with the Linux OS and required apps on the CD.

An easier option may be to contact the user that locked the BIOS.

EDIT:
You can also find the procedure here:
https://www.wikihow.com/Clear-BIOS-Password

This will clear the password, AND any hardware settings which will need to be re-configured by booting into BIOS when computer is restarted.

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Using nexxtech 2.5


its just maybe that the device is not compatible with linux. try that to windows xp and see what happen.


CHARCOIS

Aug 27, 2008 | NexxTech Computers & Internet

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My etower 600 refuses to find hdd, why,help


Check the settings of the boot device on the BIOS make sure that the HDD is the first one to boot

Jun 11, 2014 | E-Machines etower 600is PC Desktop

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BIOS LOCKED


To unlock your BIOS you have to remove your BIOS battery for few minutes which is onboard, then replace the BIOS battery again on the motherboard will not only reset the BIOS password to default but will put all the BIOS settings to default. For which you will have to reconfigure your BIOS settings, but remember any wrong setting in the BIOS may damage your laptop.

Jan 18, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Num lock


If you use the number pad frequently during your daily computer usage, you may want to have the "Num Lock" key enabled when the computer starts up.
You can enable Num Lock automatically in two different ways: one involves modifying a value in the registry and the other requires you to create a small script in Notepad.
Activate Num Lock Through the Registry
Enter the registry and navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\." Double-click on the value labeled "IntitialKeyboardIndicators," which has a value of 0,1 or 2.
Change the value to "2" to turn Num Lock on after logon, "0" to turn Num Lock off after logon and "1" to disable Num Lock.
Create a Num Lock Script
Configure a script that runs to automatically change the Num Lock state.
Depending on where you place the script, you can activate the script for a single user or all users on the computer. Open Notepad and paste the following code
"set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.SendKeys "{NUMLOCK}"
Save the file as "numlock.vbs," including the quotes to change the notepad file to a script.
Paste the file in the directory "Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" to enable Num Lock for all users by default.
For a single user, copy it to their startup folder instead of All Users.
Enter the BIOS
Enter your computer's BIOS before Windows boots up to change the integrated Num Lock settings.
Depending on your motherboard manufacturer, different key combinations allow you to access the BIOS.
Common keys include "F1," "F2," "Del," "ESC" or "F10."
Consult your computer's documentation for specifics.
Navigate through the basic or advanced options until you find a section dedicated to enable or disable Num Lock on boot.
Enable in Linux
Linux is an alternate operating system.
While the BIOS method may work for Linux, you can also change the process through the options if using KDE Linux.
Navigate to "Control Panel" and click "Peripherals." Select "Keyboard" and select the option "Turn on" under the heading labeled "NumLock on KDE Startup."

How to Set the NUM LOCK State at Logon in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314879

How do I enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154529

May 15, 2013 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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HP mini 110-1025DX act as though it has no OS. Start up: POST, display shows three options F9, F10, or F12. Cannot access BIOS due to missing password. Owner states a virus has been downloaded (pop up...


2009 PC, getting old,
it's not a virus in the BIOS ROM, sorry but is not.!
it had stinking XP on it, so the virus magnet did is it always does.
XP has over 700 exploits, end rant, upgrade it .

the way to trouble shoot any notebook or laptop is get the big battery out. first. unplug it. if BIOS asks ODD. or dead.
then make sure the coin cell reads 2.9v to 3.3v, less is bad.'

then BIOS works, seems it does, just someone set the silly PW.
and is BIOS password locked
HP has a fix for this PW lock, and secret unlock, see last link below.

possibles.
bad HDD , run linux boot disk test.
can you boot to usb stick with F9 or is F9 bios locked
wish I could see it , or you tell all things that work or not.


if bios f9 key works must how would you get to Gparted,
my guess is you did boot to LINUX media and ran Gparted.
so that leaves what?.
F11 is dead, recovery part, erased. RIP XP for ever, yea.
the OS is dead,? but hdd dead makes OS dead. so...
so run the linux disk test and smart test first.
if that passes then and only now can load the OS from HP media.
next buy a new OS and install it of HDD is ok
if not , new HDD and new OS time.
i use UBUNTU disk (is use a usb stick iso linux), then boot it and click LIVE UBUNTU. yah.
and then run disk test.

like here.

http://www.pcdied.com/linux.html


the Pw reset is here,
the real HP is here the real deal ask them,

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/

they ask for service tag data.!!!

Oct 23, 2017 | HEWLETT-PACKARD HP Mini-Notebook...

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CAPS WORK BUT LIGHT DOES NOT COME ON


Step 1:
If you use the number pad frequently during your daily computer usage, you may want to have the "Num Lock" key enabled when the computer starts up. You can enable Num Lock automatically in two different ways: one involves modifying a value in the registry and the other requires you to create a small script in Notepad.

Activate Num Lock Through the Registry Enter the registry and navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\." Double-click on the value labeled "IntitialKeyboardIndicators," which has a value of 0,1 or 2. Change the value to "2" to turn Num Lock on after logon, "0" to turn Num Lock off after logon and "1" to disable Num Lock. Create a Num Lock Script Configure a script that runs to automatically change the Num Lock state. Depending on where you place the script, you can activate the script for a single user or all users on the computer. Open Notepad and paste the following code "set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WshShell.SendKeys "{NUMLOCK}" Save the file as "numlock.vbs," including the quotes to change the notepad file to a script. Paste the file in the directory "Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" to enable Num Lock for all users by default. For a single user, copy it to their startup folder instead of All Users. Enter the BIOS Enter your computer's BIOS before Windows boots up to change the integrated Num Lock settings. Depending on your motherboard manufacturer, different key combinations allow you to access the BIOS. Common keys include "F1," "F2," "Del," "ESC" or "F10." Consult your computer's documentation for specifics. Navigate through the basic or advanced options until you find a section dedicated to enable or disable Num Lock on boot. Enable in Linux Linux is an alternate operating system. While the BIOS method may work for Linux, you can also change the process through the options if using KDE Linux. Navigate to "Control Panel" and click "Peripherals." Select "Keyboard" and select the option "Turn on" under the heading labeled "NumLock on KDE Startup."

How to Set the NUM LOCK State at Logon in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314879 How do I enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154529

Feb 25, 2013 | HP Pavilion Computers & Internet

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Laptop Freez up only a few minutes after I turn it on.


You possibly have to many programs starting up when you turn on computer,try going into msconfig and turning off things that you don't need to start up.

Apr 26, 2007 | HP Compaq Business NX9110 Notebook

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