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Cannot Access BIOS

After turning on NOGUIBOOT in msconfig (one of tips in latest issue of Maximum PC) my computer will no longer boot. I cannot get to BIOS to change boot order to CD first because it doesn't even activate the keyboard. This has occurred on 2 boxes, one at home and one at the office. The office box allowed me to reset the NOGUIBOOT, so that one's ok, but the home box is still messed up. Both run XP Pro SP3. Never will I follow one of those 'so called tips' again. Any ideas really appreciated.

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  • Phil Gibbs Nov 11, 2008

    thanks for suggestion. I doubt that this is the problem because it would be very coincidental for the battery to fail right at this moment. Anyhow, when I get home I'll give it a try and let you know.

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Unplug the power from the unit, Open the computer and remove the bios battery. Let it sit overnight reinsert the battery and then the the power. If the issue is within the bios this will clear it

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    Lou Labetti Nov 11, 2008

    OK I will be hanging around for the day. I will be more then happy to help



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How to off motherboard speaker and enable Creative Soundblaster

Not knowing your expertise on computers I will try to keep this generalized. You must disable the on board sound of the main board. To do this you must gain access to the bios of your computer. This is usually done by hitting a key at boot up. Usually this key is the delete key "DEL", but sometimes is a function key like F2. It is usually advertised at boot up what key to hit to gain access to the bios setup screen. Once you gain access to the bios screen you should be able to disable the on board sound. If that doesn't fix the problem, you may have a driver problem in windows. Try going into the device manager of windows and uninstalling the driver associated with the sound card, and then reinstall it with the supplied disc that came with the sound card. Expert tip: The drive that usually ships with hardware is not the latest driver, go the to manufactures site and download the newest driver for the best performance. Hope this helps.

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Tips To Make Your PC Boot Up Faster

If your pc is taking ages to start up , then follow this advise to speed things along and get you going faster.

1. Uninstall Old Programs and Stop Unwanted Services From Starting.

The main culprit making a PC slow to boot is programs. If you have programs installed on your computer that you are no longer using , you should remove them.
These programs often have background processes running which not only uses your RAM but also takes time to load at start up.

A useful program I found is Tune Up Utilities. This program has a feature called start up manager which will allow you to stop unwanted programs from starting up when you turn on your PC. Not only that , but the software also identifies programs and processes which you should keep running. A free trail version is available HERE.

You can also do this in Windows Vista and Windows 7 by going to run in your start screen and typing in msconfig. Then go to the start up tab and deselect everything you don't want to have start when you start your computer.


If your run command is not visible , go to command prompt and type in msconfig.

2. Windows loading screen

You know that page with the animation? That takes forever right? You can actually remove it without much trouble and it will save about 10 seconds on your start up time. Here's what you do.

Go to run in your start screen and type in msconfig.
Go to the boot tab and select "noguiboot" checkbox.


This will cut the animation getting the computer to start faster. If you have a duel boot system , you can also set the timeout for that menu by making the timeout 3 seconds instead of 30 seconds.

3. Defrag and clean the Registry

Download a free program called CCleaner (HERE) and install it. This program will remove invalid registry entries. This will mean less time that the computer is looking through registry keys and thus improved start up and system performance. Just click "run cleaner" and it will automatically search for and remove invalid keys.


You may also want to defragment the registry. Open Tune Up Utilities and select all functions under the first window called "maintain system" and select "defragment registry".


This will also help a little for system performance and start up time.

4. Edit Your Bios

The bios by default contain some options that are redundant and can be switched off to save on start up time. For instance :

  • Make your first boot device your hard drive.
  • Select Quick boot or "do not check memory"
  • If you are using a graphics card , disable the on board as it's only using memory.
Following these few steps should save you about 30-45 seconds on start up and improve overall system performance.

Please rate this solution if you found it to be of help.

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Asus A6J starts in CD mode, cannot boot normal

Click Start/Programs and look for the RUN command. It might be under Accessories depending on your operating system.

When you click RUN and it opens type: msconfig.exe and Press OK.

When the System Configuration window opens click the General tab and make sure Diagnostic Startup is not checked. Most like the Selective Startup will be checked (that's ok).

Next click the Boot.Ini tab and make sure NO boot options are checked or selected. Boot Options will be under the button that says Check All Boot Options. Nothing should have a check by it under Check All Boot Options (SafeBoot, NoGuiBoot, BootLog, BaseVideo & SOS should not be checked).

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Hi got a acer aspire 5315 frozen start up password how do i fix it

if the case is that your bios has a password set and you are not able to enter in the bios configuration mode to remove it the follow steps

go to the ASUS site and get to support page

look for your laptop model and download the latest bios file.

prepare a ms-dos booteable floppy disk, Cd or USB flash drive

copy the bios file to the booteable media together with the flashing program

insert the media in the laptop

Disconnect battery and Ac adapter

Connect USB Floppy drive or a USB Flash Drive or insert a Cd(whichever u choose).

Press [Fn]+[Esc] and plug In the Ac Power adapter, and then press Power button.

Release the buttons. Notebook should read the crisis disk. There will be no sounds, no beeps. It took about 2-3 minutes and notebook powered down itself.

Then plug in the battery simply power it on.

That's all. Now normal screen appears and acer is alive.

if the password is windows related the get a copy of ERD Commander and boot from the cd and follow steps.

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Pc running XP pro reinstalls the usb devices on every boot. I have run all updates and installed the latest chipset drivers from Acer's website. I have completely removed all usb entries from device...

There are several possibilities. If you have already uninstall and reinstalled the USB driver and also if you've updated the drivers, then it could be Bios issues. You'll need to update the BIOS of your motherboard, the bios files and instructions should be available at the Manufacturer's website. Since you didn't mention much about your computer configuration or model etc.. I am unable to give you the link.

What USB device exactly does your computer always install on every boot? Does this happen once the computer is booted or when usb device is connected?

I would recommend you to boot the system into Safe Mode and see whether the problem persists or not. If not, then run the "msconfig" command from the "Run" and disable all the startups services. To do this, click "Start" > "Run" > and type in "msconfig" [without quotes], press "Enter". Now on the new window click "Startup" tab and disable all the devices except your sound devices/driver [you'll be identify by name], igfxpers, hkcmd, and few more things you can recognize. Click "Apply" then "Ok" and restart your computer.

If this helps, enable few more startups from the msconfig and keep restarting your computer until you find out the culprit and leave it disabled. This is one of the most important and easiest method to deal with start up issues.

I would also recommend you to try this from microsoft (Click Here)

The best method to find out the culprit is, install a new window [in your case windows xp] on as additional O.S. or dual boot. You may install on the same partition i.e. C: or you may install on any partition, once everything is installed, boot up the system through the second windows xp and see if the same problem persists or not, if the problem persists, then it's confirmed that your bios is outdated or having problem, you need to update the bios.

If in case there is no problem when booting from the new windows, then there must be some conflict or incompatibility issues. You need to uninstall all the devices' drivers and softwares and reinstall them one by one until you find out the cause.
Awaiting the results. Good Luck.

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Computer is turned on, but screen is black

The Acer Aspire One has a built-in BIOS recovery routine, which can boot into a minimal BIOS environment via a special boot block to re-flash the BIOS, even if the system does not pass POST and does otherwise not boot anymore. This procedure is also known as Crisis Disk.

First format an USB flash drive with FAT. It does not need to be bootable.

Download the latest BIOS, and extract all files. Put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file with FD suffix in the root directory of the flash drive. The files must not be in a folder. Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD before proceeding. It only works with this exact filename.

Turn the AA1 off, and verify both battery and AC adapter are plugged in.

Press Fn and Esc simultaneously, keep them pressed and press the power button. Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds. The power button starts blinking at this point. Press it once. The AA1 will now access the files on the flash drive and initiate flashing the BIOS. After a while the power button stops blinking, and the AA1 reboots by itself. Wait patiently.

If it doesn't reboot, but keeps blinking, wait at least a few minutes before turning it off, and try again.

Link to latest BIOS

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Start computer up asks me for password then it shuts down what is going on? It won't stay on.

computer loads basic system files threw the bios (Basic input output system) When the user set's a bios password it will not load the windows environment or win loader files until the bios password is entered. if you see a black window asking for password your seeing a bios password prompt.
Manny people buy computers aftermarket or used and cannot get past this. best tip is open the tower and pop the bios battery out and reboot with it out. go to the bios setup window and disable security now, put the battery back in and you will not see the password prompt again. if physical access to inside of tower imposable then we stop here.
If the password is a windows login prompt you will have to login safe mode to disable the faulty driver causing the issue.

once windows loads go to start then run and type msconfig then press enter. you will see microsoft configuration window and will go to the services tab at the bottom put a check in hide all microsoft services, now uncheck all the ones left and make sure the checkmark is on before doing so. this is goingto allow windows to load normally without third party drivers and you can fix the problem by enableing them till it fails to boot again.

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Loooong boot up issue on Dell Latitude C610.

Did you buy this from an individual? The computer is no speed demon at 1-GHz/733-MHz Pentium III-M CPU, 256MB of SDRAM, 512KB L2 cache, however it should not take 18 minutes to boot.

If I were in your shoes I would reformat and reinstall the OS and start over, especially if you got this from an individual.

The boot time should greatly improve! I think it is loaded down with the bloat of **** the last person had on it.

If you do not want to reformat, here are some tips, and programs to run to increase performance.

go to start - run - type msconfig hit enter,
startup tab uncheck everything not needed at startup time. - get it and run it on the laptop, clean it out. Make sure you run the registry cleaner too!

Make sure you run a good online virus scan! like trend micro house call.

That should speed it up a little if you cannot reformat it and start over.

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Cannot access bios or find c:\ drive model Freevents X56 windows XP media center edition 2005

If you wish to change some setting in BIOS, you can try the alternative method to access its properties.
Go to Start --> Open Run --> Type in msconfig
Here you can change the boot timing and Normal, Selective or Diagnostic Startup.
Also disable the startup applications. For BIOS go to update as per your Motherboard and Computer configuration from Microsoft website and MoBo Website.

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