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Re: Can I boot to BIOS without an operating system
Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key this will vary depending on your computer and operating system Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart this will set the boot order hope this helps if this fails you might try some of these
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If you have a need to boot any computer you do need an operating system. You can use a boot disk, if a newer laptop with out a floppy drive you will need a cd/ dvd disk for your drive with the same operating system. With out an operating system, you should be able to start the computer and still go in to your bios...
it's trying to boot up from the network instead of from your harddrive.
It could mean that it's unable to find your harddrive.
One thing to check is the BIOS settings for the boot option - make sure the harddrive boots BEFORE it tries to boot from network.
Once you turn on your laptop it will tell you what to press to get in to the bios to change these options (could be either F1, F2, F10, DEL or maybe even something else)
Once in the BIOS look for BOOT OPTIONS
For this process you will need: 1) The hard drive you want the operating system on. 2) The operating system disk (Windows, Linux, etc, depending on your os choice) 3) A CD/DVD drive.
Firstly you will need to enter the BIOS on startup by pressing the Delete key repeatedly as your system starts up. In the BIOS you need to locate the boot disk priority section. You need to set priority 1 to your CD/DVD drive and priority 2 to the hard drive you wish to install the operating system to. Once this is done save changes to the BIOS and exit. Your system should now restart and on boot-up it should display a message "Insert bootable disk" or something like that. This is where you put in the operating systems install disk into your CD/DVD drive. Once it is in restart your system. Now your PC should boot up and ask you to press "Enter" to boot form the CD/DVD. Press enter to proceed. The setup should now begin, just follow the steps given by the setup wizard. Once the setup is finished and your PC reboots and on startup you get the same message about pressing "Enter" to begin setup just do nothing. Your PC should then switch automatically to your newly installed operating system and boot into it. Once your PC is fully booted into your operating system of choice remove the setup disk.
Sorry but basically you cant access command propmt through the bios. The command prompt is part of the operating system of the pc, either as DOS (disk operating system) or part of windows. The BIOS (Basic Input output system) which is on a rom(read only memory) chip on the mother board, and initiates post(power on self test) when the computer starts, without the bios the computer would not boot up at all. To access the command prompt you must have a operating system installed, ie Windows. hope this helps.
If the laptop does not find the operating system on boot up it's ether the HDD has failed or the Operating system is corrupt the only answer is to reinstall the operating system or change the HDD.
You could try getting into the Bios on boot up normally by pressing F12 after pressing the power on button and checking if the laptop is seeing the HDD.
I say F12 but without knowing the laptop model it's a guess.
It should tell you on the boot up screen which function key to press to enter the Bios.
Once in the Bios check to see if the HDD is listed if it is the laptop is seeing it so it should be a simple matter of reinstalling the OS if its not then the HDD is faulty you will need to replace it and reload the OS.
You do not need to make any changes to the BIOS setup without any reason. In case you want to disable some of the onboard devices like graphic card , LAN or Onboard sound then you can do it from the BIOS setup. You can make changes to the boot device and configure the system to boot from a selected device like HDD or CD/Drive
The hardware is ok then. The operating system is unhappy though. If you have the bios (boot up) screen you can reinstall an operating system. Without prof help you can get your data off the hard drive before reinstalling the operating system.
you should be able to exit and save changes, which my guess is you are exiting without saving the changes. theres is a way around this, by pressing either F8, F9, F10, or F12 to access the boot menu, and then you can boot from cd to install your linux operating system