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E machines no disc

I had 2 of the 3 after I ran them it now says No active OS partition and press any key to reboot. Any suggesstions I have tried the f2 and del and it takes me to a bios screen with a password but no clue what the password is. Any suggestions?

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  • razin3bisons Nov 04, 2008

    Still didn't work. I tried every code known to mankind.

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The first part of your question is a little vague and seems to be in response to another post. However, if you need to get into your BIOS, do a google search for "default bios passwords." This should get you started.

Hope this helps - good luck!

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

  • TF Nov 04, 2008

    Well, you can always reset the BIOS.



    The best way to do this to follow the manufacturer's instructions for your specific computer or motherboard. You should be able to find the User's Manual on the manufacturer's web site, if you need one. I recommend doing this instead of using one of the general methods described below.



    I cannot provide specific instructions because you have not provided specific information for your computer or motherboard.



    In general:



    For modern motherboards, the most common way is to turn off the computer and unplug it, open the case, ground yourself to the power supply housing (or any unpainted interior surface), look for a three pin motherboard header labled BIOS or RESET or something to that effect. Remove the jumper from the two adjacent pins that currently havethe jumper installed (for example pin 1 & pin 2), and move it over one pin so that two pins are jumpered (pin 2 & pin 3). Wait about 5 seconds and return the jumper to its original position. The BIOS should be cleared.



    For older motherboards, if the motherboard header has only two pins and the jumper is hanging off of one of the pins place the jumper on both pins. If a jumper is not installed at all, use a spare. Wait about 5 seconds and return the jumper to its original position (or remove it). The BIOS should be cleared.



    For very old motherboards, there may not be a BIOS header at all. In this case the CMOS battery must be removed. Wait about 5 seconds and reinstall the battery to its original position. The BIOS should be cleared.



    WARNING: Make sure you do not reconnect the power until you return the BIOS jumper to its original position. Do not leave the jumper in the "Clear BIOS" position. If you do connect power while the jumper is in the "Clear Bios," you will destroy your BIOS!



    CAUTION: Clearing the BIOS sets it back to its default settings. The default BIOS settings may recognize your configuration, but you most likely will have to manualy set all of its settings for your specific configuration, ie. CPU, memory, HDD, FDD, CD/DVD, ports, boot sequence, etc. Dont forget to set the date & time, because, an improper date & time setting can cause havoc using update web sites and financial programs Once again the manufacturer instructions are the best place to find good BIOS settings.



    NOTE: If you look around the internet you will most likely find several sites (mainly in forums) that offer specialized/optimized BIOS settings that many users find work better than the ones recommended by the manufacturer.



    Good Luck!





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