Ibm netvista trying to boot from a non-existant lan system.
Got this ibm netvista compute from tiger direct. off lease and cheap tries to boot from a non existing lan system and the bios are locked so I can't change the boot sequence. sent it back once and it worked for 2 days and then back to the same old boot errors. help
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Try the below steps and I hope it'll work for you.
1) Shut down the operating system and turn off your computer. 2) Press and hold down the F1 key, and then turn on the computer. 3) When an IBM or other logo is displayed or if you hear repeating beeps, release the F1 key. The IBM BIOS Setup Utility will start. 4) Select "Start Options" from the first menu. 5) From the Start Options menu, press <Enter> on the top bullet labeled "Startup Sequence" (it is above all the other options). This brings up a new "Startup Sequence" menu. 6) Change boot order as needed using arrow keys.
newer os like xp and vista have many new power management feautures like acpi-advanced configuration power interface.. when booting your pc press DEL or f2 to enter bios and check if your bios supports this feature.. i have not used ibm pcs but still check with this..
lets start with the ThinkCentre A50 8175. download and install the chipset drivers first. http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-60642 after you reboot install the network driver.
Using another pc, download the driver for the model of LAN card used. Goto the control panel - system - device manager and unistall the card (keep hardware attached to pc) and reboot. Use the downloaded driver to reuninstall. When it gets back online, do the same thing with any other device not working. Be sure to get the drive for the operating system used.
I wish I could help more but other suggestions involve erasing the drive & that's not a good idea if you have data on it.
I would appreciate it if IBM solves this issue or one of the firmware’s fix your issue & you post the results. I’d call IBM my self if I had all needed information written on the NetVista PC.