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I cant change my booting priority in bios setup

I cant cange any thing in my BIOS setup
i get a message that VIEW ONLY ITEM [OK]
should i clear CMOS jumper settings

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No need to go into the BIOS setup for such simple and easy task, go to start -> right click My computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Start up and Recovery ->Settings -> now u can choose the default os and time out also u can edit the boot.ini manually by clicking edit

Hope this solves your problem.

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Insert Boot Media


This problem occurs when the operating system becomes courupt or when the boot device from BIOS has been changed. First go to BIOS/CMOS Setup (Turn ON your pc and press F2 Or F10 depending upon your SYSTEM it will display a message which key to press for entering SETUP) and check for BOOT DEVICE. If its hard drive you need to install windows again. If its something else simply select HARD DRIVE as FIRST BOOT DEVICE

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How to Fix NTLDR is MISSING


1. Locate you Windows XP CD and place it in your CD-ROM drive.

2. Restart your computer, or turn it off and then back on.
How to fix NTDLR MISSING error.

3. When you computer restarts you should eventually see the words "Press Any Key to enter Setup". If you do not see these words and it goes to the screen that gives you the error message, you will have to change your boot priority in your bios settings.

Changing boot device priority:
A. When you see you’re the first screen, the boot screen, press delete a few times until your computer beeps. Pressing the delete key will bring your computer up into the bios settings. The key you need to press may differ from computer to computer. If the delete key doesn't work for you, contact your computer manufacturer and ask them what key you need to press to get into bios.

B. After you are in your bios settings you will need to navigate to your boot settings. Depending on which type and version of BIOS you have, this process may be different. Either way, there should be a section called Boot or Boot Priority. Navigate to that and make sure that your CD-ROM has top or first priority. After you have don't that, save and exit (press F10).

4. Once you see the "Press Any Key to Enter Setup" message, go ahead and press any key.

5. This will start the Windows Setup Process; it will take it several minutes to load.

on Feb 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Bypass windows password


When you boot up to the log in screen type in administrator as user to log in if you cant log in

during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time press a certain key to enter set up press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there


The most common way that we know on how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug and then removing the Cmos battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard.

Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself.

Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off cmos the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased.

cmos battery Under the keyboard or bottom of laptop - If you are working on a laptop computer the location of the dipswitch (almost never a jumper) can be under the keyboard or on the bottom of the laptop in a compartment such as the memory compartment. Although on some motherboards the Cmos battery is soldered in

Often many users will leave the administrator account alone or have other accounts with administrator rights. If you're not logging into the computer as administrator or have other accounts follow the below steps to reset your other accounts password.

Reboot the computer into Safe Mode
During the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer Advanced Boot Options screen appears.

Select the Safe Mode option using the up and down arrow keys, then press the ENTER key. Choose "Windows XP Home/Professional", depending on the version of the operating system.

Press ENTER. Shortly, the welcome screen should show.
Log in as "Administrator". Click Yes to not use System Restore Mode.


Click the Start button. Choose Run and type in "control user passwords" (without the quotes). Click OK.


Select the "Administrator" user. Click Change my password. Enter a new password in the corresponding text boxes. Click OK. Write this password down and store it in a secure place Close the User Accounts window and restart Windows.


In User Accounts select the account you wish to change the password for, click change password and then enter the new password or click remove the password to remove the password from the account.


If all else fails you may have to clear the BIOS password by resetting the RTC (Real Time Clock) IC (Integrated Circuit) on your motherboard


Many RTC's require an external battery. If your RTC is one of this type you can clear the BIOS password just by unsocketing the RTC and reseating it



Hope it helps

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Hello Fixya! please help me on how to change ibm pentium 4 startup device. i want to change cd-rom to boot first. Looking forward to hear from you soon. Simeon


You need to tap the key to enter the BIOS/CMOS, usually it is the Delete key.

So you turn on your computer then tap the Delete key until the BIOS/CMOS screen comes up. Then navigate to Boot Disk Priority and use the + and - Keys to change it to CD-ROM as 1st boot device.
Then save and exit set-up.

Take care!
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if you mean to install an operating system
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)
The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?


hope this helps
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How do i reset cmos password for acer aspier 4315


YOUR QUESTION IS NOT CLEARED. It is easy to resolve the problem If you owned system in Tower or Desktop, other then Laptop. Unplug your system. open casing, locate Jumper may be bear by the CMOS battery and its guide table on the mother board. Its often having 3 pins. check existing position. change the position as indicated in the guide table on the motherboard. After counting 1, 2, 3 ...... 10 just like counting on events of boxing, place the jumper on its first position. Restart your computer, keep eye while your system booting, press the key for entering in bios, its may be DEL KEY, F1 or someone other. now in Bios setup set your password. IT OK. REMEMBER ME.

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NTLDR file is missing please reboot u r system


hmm seems like your computers got a virus away this is how to solve it:

1. Locate you Windows XP CD and place it in your CD-ROM drive.

2. Restart your computer, or turn it off and then back on.
How to fix NTDLR MISSING error.

3. When you computer restarts you should eventually see the words "Press Any Key to enter Setup". If you do not see these words and it goes to the screen that gives you the error message, you will have to change your boot priority in your bios settings.

Changing boot device priority:
A. When you see you’re the first screen, the boot screen, press delete a few times until your computer beeps. Pressing the delete key will bring your computer up into the bios settings. The key you need to press may differ from computer to computer. If the delete key doesn't work for you, contact your computer manufacturer and ask them what key you need to press to get into bios.

B. After you are in your bios settings you will need to navigate to your boot settings. Depending on which type and version of BIOS you have, this process may be different. Either way, there should be a section called Boot or Boot Priority. Navigate to that and make sure that your CD-ROM has top or first priority. After you have don't that, save and exit (press F10).

4. Once you see the "Press Any Key to Enter Setup" message, go ahead and press any key.

5. This will start the Windows Setup Process; it will take it several minutes to load.

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