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How to enter to zx6000's BIOS? I just bought a used one HP´s zx6000 WS and have no previous experience using it. The first time I turned it on, displays this message: "RTC invalid time/date field parameter". I guess entering BIOS will fix the message, but How can I enter to this machine's BIOS? I tried pressing F1, F2, F10 Keys without success. Can you help me?

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The HP Integrity systems don't use BIOS, they use EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface). I have an rx2600, which is practically identical to the zx6000, apart from having faster blowing fans, being pre-configured with an AGP/PCI riser board and so on.

Best is to hook up a serial console (i.e. RS-232 null-modem) cable and see what happens, if there's no graphical output to the monitor. As the system comes up, the EFI Boot Manager should give you the following built-in options:
• EFI Shell
• Boot Option Maintenance Menu
• System Configuration Menu

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You can get the manuals for this product online at HP's site. I am looking at the Operation And Maintenance Guide for HP Workstation zx6000 HP Server rx2600 right now. in .pdf format. but there is nothing in there about this problem. I would suggest downloading it though, 27MB manual with a wealth of information on it! There is also a startup guide. and other manuals.

What OS are you running on this machine? Is it windows or linux?

If you can get to a command line > sudo /sbin/hwclock --set --date "08/04/2000 08:33:25"

replace the date and time with todays date and time of coarse but I found that little gem of info on the web. I hope it helps.

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