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    Lalit Varadpande May 11, 2010

    whats ur exact computer make and model?


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If its a dell, when you start it up it should be F2.

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Bios cant opn and os will continue


When your computer starts up it will tell you which button to press to get into the bios. It could be F2 or even F8. Watch the screen carefully to know which button it is.

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Black Scren of death


Turning off a computer during a bios flash is a horrible idea, and typically not done to a computer you should have planned on using again. Damage to a bios is irreparable, and unfortunately, requires the purchase of a new motherboard.
Sorry.

Dec 09, 2012 | PC Laptops

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What function key gives entry to cmos


BIOS is fixed program that starts up the computer. BIOS is initialized during start up of HP Compaq-6715B which sets the computer settings to be uploaded. BIOS enables the creation of a bootable diskette, CD, or USB key that can be used to locally restore or upgrade the System BIOS in the supported notebook models with a 68YTT Family ROM. Only insert the USB drive that will be used to format and create bootable BIOS upgraded USB media. However, you should remove all unused USB drives and flash drives from the notebook before. In order to ROM family and ROM date, press F10 on the target notebook during startup to run the setup utility.

The tips to get into the BIOS of HP Compaq-6715b are:

  • Press F2 for setup
  • Shows logo
  • Independent of OS
Press F2 for setup

BIOS often has a blue background, and uses the arrow keys, PageUp, PageDown and enter keys to change the settings. After you have got into or accessed the BIOS, you can change the boot order settings so that the floppy disk is checked first to see if it contains a bootable program. Usually a message will appear telling you how to enter the BIOS setup program as the computer starts up, such as Press F2 for Setup.
Shows logo

Your HP Compaq-6715b might be configured to show your computer's logo instead of important BIOS messages. In this case, you can press Esc or Tab while the logo screen is visible. If you are facing problems pressing the pause button in time, turn on your computer with your keyboard unplugged. In this situation you will receive a keyboard error, which helps you in pausing the startup process long enough for you to see the keys necessary to enter BIOS.
Independent of OS

The PCs with both PS/2 and USB connections are configured to only allow USB input after the POST. If you are using a USB keyboard, it could be impossible to access BIOS. You would need to connect an older PS/2 keyboard to your PC to access BIOS. The BIOS accessing is independent of any Operating System on your computer because the BIOS is part of your motherboard hardware.

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Jun 25, 2012 | HP Compaq 6715b Notebook PC

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Troubleshouting


Dominic,
Do you have a windows CD?
If you do, put it in. Reboot
While rebooting F12 or F10 or F2 to get in the bios
Once in the bios, goto boot sequence.. Make CD #1
Make harddrive Last
Reboot.
Windows cd should boot up and load files, then it will show you where you want to load the windows.
If you see your C: drive, hit enter, and the computer will say operating system already exist,do you want overwite,format,or save.
Do a format, You will lose all on your HD
format.
It may ask quick format, Thorough Format, Take the Thorough
Depending on you size this will take15-20 min. Keep your eye on the system.. if windows finds faulty hd it will tell you..
Relace hd and start at the begining of this note
With a new hd. windows will book up in about 45-60 mins
If you have access to a computer, ask google about step by step window installation, print it and do it

Jul 24, 2010 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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My laptop will not start after BIOS update pushed to me by HP Healthcheck.HP will not fix and expects me to replace PC or pay $399 for new board. Hewlett-Packard needs to be accountable for pushing a...


I had exactly the same problem last night. HP's 'Health Check' recommended that I flash the BIOS of our new HP Dv7-1175. Had the computer about 3 days, and was receiving some strange errors reporting unrecogized USB devices not recognized and a buggy USB driver. So, OK, Flash the BIOS.

Precisely the same thing occurred. The utility for flashing the BIOS ran, seemed to work, shut down the computer. Then nothing.

I restarted to a backlit screen, no POST or BOOT. Here's how I solved the problem (though I can't tell you why it worked, other than it obviously reset the CMOS).

1) Turned off the computer

2) Removed Battery and disconnected power cord.

3) Waited, pensively, for 5ish minutes (read several places to wait for 20 minutes; I didn't)

4) Plugged the power cord back in (I did NOT reinsert the battery)

5) Holding down the Insert/Scroll button, I held the power button down for 20-30 seconds. Nothing happened until I released the power button. When I released the power button (still holding the Insert/Scroll button depressed), the computer came up and Windows booted. Could not, at that point, get ESC pressed; wouldn't let me into the BIOS.

6) Restarted and prayed, came up normally; opened the BIOS by hitting ESC at the proper time, reset to defaults (just to be sure).


The computer has seemed to work operate normally since, though for the life of me, I can't tell you why this worked. I was, for the record, trying to press the Insert button, so if yours has these separated-- as my Toshiba does-- then I'd start with that.

Hope this helps someone.

Jun 01, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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Can anyone please tell me how to access my BIOS settings information? Thanks


Usually, as soon as you restart the computer you will see a message telling you that you can access BIOS or CMOS by pressing the del. button. some computers allow you to access the BIOS with different buttons like F12 or F2. Friendly warning- do not try to change settings if you haven't got any knowledge of the BIOS, as this may ruin a lot of things in your computer, such as the correct laoding of your windows system.

Jan 24, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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I would like to format this laptop


Boot the computer and go into the BIOS. Set the first boot device to the CD/DVD drive. Put the Operating System disk into the drive.

Restart your computer, and when it tells you to press any button to boot from cd, press a button.

Just follow the onscreen instructions from there and you should have no problem finishing the format.

Oct 17, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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I loaded a new, Windows XP formatted IDE in a 570e-then nothing


Well the formatting must have been different! try dropping the partition and format using the pc you are installing it on

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Problem with installing new windows OS on toshiba A105


You should put the drive back in the external caddy, delete the format, partition the drive for NTFS. format the drive and set as active.

Mar 24, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A105-S2712 Laptop

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Toshiba Satellite m45-s265 notebook


Check the harddrive is there in bios.
You can get into bios by keepnig the escape key pressed while it it booting, once in bios check that the harddrive is beiing detected.
Hard drive may need formatting if it is not formatted already.

Oct 12, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M45-S265 Notebook

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