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Lap to stops on Bios screen

The machine boots to the IBM screen with the options to pressF1 for BIOS setup and F12 to choose temporary boot device, however when these keys are pressed the machine does nothing

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Reseat your RAM modules, remove and insert them a few times so they make proper electrical contact in the slots.

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How do I access the screen that shows BIOS options as I wish to upload UBUNTU 11.04 from a pendrive, so I want to make my first and possibly second BIOS options to be for the pendrive.


At boot time repeatedly pressing either, F2 , F12, or possibly Fn+F1 this is depending upon the bios wether it has been updated or upgraded. One of these should do the trick.....

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How to put a os on my aspire computer


1. Press f12 as soon as the laptop starts up. This should give you a menu which allows you to select a temporary boot device, you'll need to select your cd/dvd drive.
2. Make sure the os disc is in there, and when it says 'press any key to boot from disc', press a key.
3. Follow on screen instructions.


If F12 doesn't bring up a boot menu, then you'll need to go into the bios. You do this by pressing F1, F2 or del usually, it varies between computers. For instance I have an iBM laptop and I have to press the thinkvantage button to interupt normal startup and then select either F1 for the bios or f12 for the boot menu. But whatever you have to press, it should tell you.

Once you're in the bios then you should be able to find an option to enable a boot menu, enable it, and once you've saved and exited the bios proceed from step 1.

If you can't find a boot menu option, then you will be able to find an option to change the boot order, you'll need to change it so that your cd/dvd drive is at the top. Once that's done save and exit, then proceed from step 2. In this case, once the os has finished installing, you may want to go back into the bios and put your hard drive back to the top of the boot order, this isn't necessary but if you don't then the laptop will give you the option of booting from cd/dvd every time, thus slowing the overall startup time.

Jan 18, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Laptop not used for some years. could enter bios OK to reset Replaced U/S CMOS battery with no problem. Restarted............ Message press F1 ibm bios setup press F11 to invoke IBM product recovery...


I received an IBM laptop with same issue a few months back. The error message due to the drained out CMOS RTC (coin-cell battery), which retains and other BIOS settings.
The system is OK and all you have to do is to get the CMOS/RTC battery replaced by the a professional.
Good Luck!
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Dec 31, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad R30 2656 Notebook

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What is the problem when uyou switch on the IBM


You probably need to replace the BIOS battery. This battery is small and on the inside of the laptop connected to the motherboard. It stores the BIOS settings, date and time. If this battery becomes worn out then it will cause your issue. First try and press F1. Navigate to the last tab and select to restore defaults, then save and exit. If the computer boots up fine but the next time you use it the same message appears then you need a new BIOS battery. Alternatively your HDD may be damaged if it cannot find a boot device. Check your HDD is recognised on the boot menu by pressing F12, select it and press enter and your OS should boot. Hope this helps,
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Jul 23, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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ERROR 0175: Bad CRC1, stop POST task message Been using my IBM a30 laptop for some months but was surprised to get this error when i tried putting it on this message pops up ERROR 0175:BAD CRC1 STOP POST...


You obviously didn't read the problem carefully. The machine won't boot, so there is no command line. I have the same problem with a T23. It might be the CMOS battery that needs to be replaced.

Jan 11, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad A30 Notebook

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IBM T30 2366-FBU, will not boot passed Logo screen


Press all of the function buttons one at a time until you get a response. Not all laptops use the same buttons for Bios and choosing the boot device.
Also, it won't boot from the CD-ROM because the bios boots from the Hard drive first by default. You can change this in the BIOS.

Please rate, Thanks!

Feb 27, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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How can I boot from USB in a Thinkpad T22?


I assume with "boot menu" you mean the BIOS boot menu (the one you get to if you press F12 during start up, before the Windows screen appears.)
  1. Go to "Enter Setup"
  2. Go to "Config", click "Enter"
  3. Go down to "USB", click "Enter"
  4. Make sure that "USB Bios Support" is enabled.
  5. (Hit "Enter" again and choose between "enabled" and "disabled")
  6. Hit "Esc" twice to go back to the main page.
  7. Go down to "Startup", click "Enter"
  8. Choose "Boot"
  9. Check if "USB CD" is in the list of boot options or excluded form booting.
  10. Hit F10, confirm any changes you made (click "Enter" for 'yes') and reboot.
  11. Tap or hold down F12 again and you should see the boot option menu again.

Note: I am not 100% sure if you can boot from a DVD externally.
I booted from the internal DVD drive fine with a Linux LiveCD. It is possible that the T22 BIOS does not support external booting. Check you version - the latest release from IBM is version 16ET32WW (1.12), release date 06/03/2004. You find that info here.

I would really appreciate if you could come back here and leave a comment, so I (and maybe others?) can learn form this ;-)

Good luck!

Jan 30, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T22 2647 Notebook

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Cannt get normal logon screen


i think your hard disk had be dsectors
try to boot your system with win xp bootable disk
then go to trecovery console
then run
chkdsk /r
comamnd at recovery console
followthe instruction

Sep 30, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T22 2647 Notebook

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Stopping at the BIOS Splash screen


Hi

Reseat all the RAM, CMOS battery and any PCI graphics cards and then try to boot the computer.

Also remove all the memory cards and then turn on the computer. If you dont get any beep sounds, then it is a problem with 1 or more RAM cards.
Then alternatively try with 1 RAM at a time in different slots and check if it is a problem with any of the RAM cards or the RAM slots.

Feb 26, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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My notebook wont start up


Have you ever been able toboot this machine? Sounds like you have a corporate machine which is configured to boot with several options. If that's the case, you should re-load windows. Get back to me if that's the case. Thanks, harvester3

Aug 18, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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