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Remote reboot? Hi, Hello, I'm trying to find out if in the cmos set up of the bios allows for power management to allow the computer to reboot without physically pushing the power button.... I'd like to use it in a museum installation, where I can't get to the switch to restart the computer. I'd hate to have the computer tell me it was shut down unexpectedly and load in the safe mode, instead of booting into the program. The computers I currently use have an option in the power management of the bios that lets me tell it to just reboot into the program .. my question is, can I do that with the TX1000? (Or, does anybody have an online manual for it?) Thanks!!

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You could use a program like goback and set it to boot in the same mode and configuration in incase of an unsuspected shutdown or reboot..hence no safe mode reboot...other than that?????????????i hope this maybe a viable alternative..good luck

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Bios passwords

Locate Phoenix BIOS Passwords

The basic input/output system, or BIOS, is a program that acts as a digital liaison, managing communications between peripherals and the operating system.

Because the BIOS is critical to the operation of a PC, some computer manufacturers and workplaces employ a password for security.

If the password is lost or has been reset through electrostatic discharge, it would be impossible to guess without the aid of computer forensics.

Sometimes you can gain access to the BIOS through the keyboard, depending on the computer, but typically the solution is mechanical.

Contact your computer manufacturer.
All computer manufacturers have websites with technical support available.
Have your computer model number and serial number ready.
If the manufacturer is unable to help locate a password, standard back-door passwords may help.


So-called back-door passwords may help you access the BIOS. Try using the following back-door passwords to access the BIOS: phoenix, PHOENIX, CMOS, BIOS. BIOS passwords are case sensitive.

3 Contact the motherboard's manufacturer if the back-door passwords failed.
Find the motherboard's website for technical support.
You will need to open the computer case if you do not know the motherboard brand.
Electrostatic discharge can reset a BIOS password.
Shutdown and unplug the computer.
Unplug the monitor and all peripherals from the PC, including speakers and USB devices.

Ground yourself by wearing an antistatic wristband clipped to the metal case, or touch something metal before you open the case.
Use the screwdriver to loosen and remove the screws from the case. Look for the motherboard, the largest circuit board inside, attached to one side of the case.

Printing on a motherboard can be hard to see without a magnifying glass. Examine the motherboard for a brand name.

A good place to start searching is near the processor, the large square box on the motherboard. A flashlight and magnifying glass are especially useful for a clear view of the motherboard.
The brand name could be printed anywhere or, sometimes, not at all.
The motherboard battery is round and fairly flat. Locate the CMOS battery while you have the case open.

If contacting the motherboard manufacturer failed, you will have to remove the battery.
The battery is circular, about the size of a dime, but as thick as two to three stacked dimes.

Do not disconnect or remove anything yet. Removing the CMOS Battery

Note the location of any cables that need to be disconnected. Use the digital camera to take pictures of the motherboard, or sketch the location of cables and connectors.
f any components or cables need to be moved or unplugged to reach the battery, you want to remember their exact location.
Leave the battery out for at least 20 minutes. Remove the CMOS battery carefully so as not to snap or break the clamps.
Leave the battery out for 20 to 25 minutes to allow the capacitors to completely discharge any memory. Avoid touching anything else in the computer.
Tighten the case screws when done. Return the battery to the motherboard, and reconnect any cables that were disconnected in the case. Close the computer case and tighten the screws.
Look for the setup message on the monitor. Turn on the computer and closely watch the monitor for the "Entering Setup" message that appears before Windows starts.

The message will tell you which key to press to enter the BIOS setup.
You may need to reboot a few times to see the message, as it appears on the screen for just a few seconds.
Carefully read the settings information on the monitor. Follow the directions on the monitor for changing the date, boot sequence, and any other settings.

Work slowly and read the screen directions thoroughly.
Be alert and cautious.

Once the settings are saved, the system will start, and the password will have been removed.
Phoenix BIOS help and simulation

Reset a Phoenix BIOS Password

The Phoenix BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is a simple program that resides on the CMOS ROM (Read Only Memory) chip on a computer system's motherboard.

There are a couple of major BIOS manufacturers, including Phoenix. Each BIOS contains a set of initial parameters that can be set using a simple text interface.

A security feature is built into the program that allows the computer user to set a password for the BIOS.

When activated, the computer will not complete the booting up process until the password is entered. If the password is unknown, then it must be reset in order to gain access to the computer.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. - rules

Turn off the computer and unplug all cables from the back of the case, labeling each one if it isn't color coded. This must include the power cable, which should also be unplugged from the wall or power strip.

Open the computer case by removing the screws on the back that hold the side panel on the frame.
Some systems will use thumb screws and no tools will be required.
However, most computer systems will require the use of a Phillips head screwdriver.

Locate the CMOS battery.
It will be located near the CMOS chip and looks like a large watch battery (see the link below).

Check to see if there is a three-pin jumper switch near the CMOS battery as well.

It is only present on some motherboards and will be used in step 4 if it is there.

Remove the CMOS battery.
Leave the battery out for 30 minutes to allow any residual electricity in the CMOS ROM to discharge.

This will effectively reset all settings in the CMOS to default values and clear the password.

If the three-pin jumper is present, leave the CMOS battery in place.
Move the jumper on the pins from the side it is on to the opposite pins.

Then attach the power cord and reboot the system.

It will not boot up but actually clear the CMOS settings.

Remove the power cord and move the jumper back to its original pins. ·5

Re-attach the computer system cover and replace the screws holding it in place.

Re-attach all of the cables to the back of the computer and reboot.
Your Phoenix BIOS password is now reset and you will be able to boot into your operating system.

You may need to re-enter the CMOS settings if it doesn't recognize all of your components such as expanded memory or DVD drives, etc.

Dec 29, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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  • Try and hold on del key when as you turn it on
  • If it is an old acer try F8 od Esc key while booting this allows you to get into the CMOS and lets you set it to default
  • If you know the details of your motherboard download the latest bios be very careful up garding your bios as it can turn your computer into a brick
  • No knowing the model etc is hard to pin the problem

Aug 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Im froget my code


There are a couple of ways you can bypass the motherboard code

Bypass or Remove a BIOS Password by Removing the CMOS Battery:

The simplest way to remove a BIOS password is to simply remove the CMOS battery. A computer will remember its settings and keep the time even when it is turned off and unplugged because these parts are powered by small battery inside the computer called a CMOS battery. If we pull out this battery, the computer will forget alot of its hardware settings, including its BIOS password. This should not be performed on Laptops if you are not experienced working with laptop hardware.

Finding the CMOS BatteryAnyway, open up the computer case using a screw driver and locate the flat, circular and metallic CMOS battery. Some computers have this part standing upright.

Once you have located it, observe how the latches are holding it.

Make sure to power down the computer, unplug the power cables and unplug any USB devices if they are powered. The computer must not be able to get power from anywhere for this to work. Take out the CMOS battery and wait 10 - 25 minutes before putting it back in. The reason for this wait is because the computer can still store power in its capacitors even though everything is unplugged. The waiting period allows enough time for them to discharge.

Plug everything back in, power up the computer and enter the BIOS again. If everything went well there should be no more password. In some cases, if you get weird error messages during bootup now, you will need to goto "Load BIOS Defaults" in BIOS and save the changes to fix them.

If this method didn't work, try one of the methods below.

Bypass or Remove a BIOS Password using Software:

iBIOS is a freeware utility which is designed to be a whole BIOS and security suite. It has the ability to decrypt the passwords used in some of the most common BIOS makes such as Award, Phoenix, American Megatrends, IMB etc..
It also has the ability to brute force the password (known as "blasters"). However, this method is dangerous and can result in some unexpected and unwanted results.

Note: Because of this applications password cracking abilities, some antivirus software may report it as a virus/trojan. This is a false positive.

To start using !BIOS, reboot your computer and take note of the BIOS type and version you are running. For example, If your motherboard uses Award BIOS you should look for the text "Award Medallion BIOS 6.0′ or something similar.

Download !BIOS and save it to your desktop. Then, open a DOS command windows by going to Start > Run and type: cmd

Once you see a black screen in front of you, type: cd desktop
You should now see something like: C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Desktop>

Now type the name of the file you just downloaded, if you haven't changed the name just type in: bios320.exe

!BIOS - Decrypting a BIOS Password
Use the down arrow and choose "Crackers" and then press the right arrow. Using the up and down arrows, select the BIOS that the motherboard is using and press Enter.

You should now see a menu asking what you want to crack, in most cases its the Supervisor or System Passwords you want to crack, so press the 1 key on your keyboard. It will then show you another menu asking how you want it to be cracked. Option 1 is pretty good so try that first by pressing the 1 key on your keyboard. You should now have your BIOS password.

Reboot the computer, enter the BIOS and try it out.

Apr 12, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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When I shut down the computer, the DWA 556 wifi card causes it to reboot. How do I stop this?

There are settings in the BIOS setup of most computers that allows the computer to be powered up by the Wake On Lan signal This allows you to remotely power up the computer by sending a signal to your network card. This setting is normally found in the Power Management portion of your BIOS setup.

Most motherboards allow you to access their BIOS settings by pressing the DEL key while your computer is first turned on. The first screen that shows on your monitor will normally have something similar to "Press DEL to run Setup" across the bottom of the screen. Whatever key is displayed is the one that you want to press as soon as you power it up. Once inside your BIOS look for the Power Management menu across the top of your screen. Once you choose that menu item the next screen should have either "Wake On Lan" or a "Power On By PCI Devices" setting. Make sure that this is turned off. You should then save your changes and exit your BIOS. Usually across the bottom of the settings screen, or on the side, you will see the keys you need to press to do so. Once you press the key or keys, your PC will save the changes and then reboot itself. Just to ensure that the change was made go back to the Power Management screen and make sure the setting is still off.

If your computer is still rebooting itself then the next step is to ensure that you have the latest driver for your adapter. Go to the following website:

You should see a black bar with Overview, Works With, and Support Resources labeled in the bar. Choose the Support Resources. When the bar changes you will then want to choose Drivers. Download the latest drivers for whatever version of your Operating System that you are using. Install them, then reboot your computer. Your computer should then recognize your adapter and install the new driver files.

If after all of this you are still getting reboots the problem might be the PCI slot you are using. Power down the computer, and remove the cover of the case. Remove the screw holding down your adapter and move it to another PCI slot. Re-assemble the case and power up your PC. If you are still getting the reboots then the issue is probably the adapter itself. Try and boot the computer without the adapter installed. If the reboots are gone then the card is defective. If you are still getting the reboots then you have a hardware issue with your motherboard. At this point you should have it looked at by your local repair shop. Due to the price of new motherboards it us usually cheaper to buy a new board rather than try and find someone who will repair it.

One of these processes should resolve your issue.

Mar 27, 2011 | D-Link DWA-556 (ASKU58510) Wireless...

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Can't get passed the Dell bios "splash" screen most of the time. I have removed battery and all power for 24 hours and then added power only and still get stuck with the Dell bios screen. Once...

Hi. I'm sorry your laptop is stuck, but I think I might be able to help you with this.
First, Dell bios has an undocumented feature, which allows for resetting the bios to factory settings.

When powering on, hold alt+e, alt +f
this is the dell tech brochure procedure for this, but it isn't in any manual that a customer can get their hands on. GO Figure !

Also, sometimes the power switch becomes partly unplugged. To Fix that, simply push down firmly on the F9 and F10 buttons at the same time. This will reseat the power switch.

Also, apperently Dell has this " end of life" secret clock counting inside the laptops they make, and the way to defeat thias feature, is to remove the battery, then inside the well where the battery sits is a little door, it may be hard to see, but trust me, it's there.
This is the door for the cmos battery, it may have a seal over it. Remove the seal, and remove the cmos battery plug for about 30 seconds. then put everything back as it was, and try rebooting again. In the eyes of the cmos, the computer is now brand new !!

Jan 22, 2011 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Hello I am looking for XP drivers for a "fujitsu lifebook E series 6555" laptop. I would also like to update the BIOS. Fujitsu's website doesn't even list my model...? Any help is...


i have two links for you .. read and review carefully. you will get the drivers you need


How do I upgrade the Bios for E5140, E5320, E5520, E6150, E6520, E6530 and E6550 LifeBooks?
NOTE: This BIOS upgrade is for E5140, E5320, E5520, E6150, E6520, E6530 and E6550 LifeBooks. The upgrade fixes an issue with the Full Dock II/LAN Dock II/Port Replicator II.
Instructions on Upgrading the BIOS.
Step 1: Create a bootable BIOS upgrade disk
This step can be performed on any system (desktop/notebook computer) running a Microsoft Operating system.
  1. Place the BIOS upgrade disk in the floppy drive of your pc/notebook.
  2. Copy the system files onto the BIOS upgrade disk to make it bootable.
  3. For example:
    MS DOS prompt: type 'sys A:'
    MS Windows:
  4. Double click "My computer" on the desktop.
  5. Right click the floppy drive icon.
  6. Select "Format?"
  7. Select the "copy system files only" option
Step 2: Upgrading the BIOS
  1. Attach a floppy disk drive to the LifeBook to be upgraded.
  2. Place the BIOS upgrade disk (created in Step 1) in the floppy drive of that LifeBook.
  3. Reboot the system. Boot from the floppy.
  4. At the command prompt, type:
    phlash /mode=3 filename.rom (put a space after "phlash" and after "3". Filename is the name of the BIOS.)
  5. Allow the system to reboot.
Step 3: Change BIOS settings (For users upgrading from Windows 9x to Windows 2000).
To allow Windows 2000 to better manage your system, change the following settings in your BIOS:
a) Boot the notebook and press F2 to enter BIOS setup.
b) Set Power Management to Disabled
b) Set Plug and Play OS to NO
Consult your user's guide on how to change BIOS settings.

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Dell Poweredge 4300 will not boot up after cmos battery replaceme

Configure your System bios and reboot. Your Hard disk drive was not configured. Pl configure. it will work properly

Aug 22, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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BIOS settings

this gives a remote administrator data monitoring and remote control of the PC
regardless of O.S. or even if there is no O.S. at all. Kind of a 'BIOS'
level remote control. [...] epaper.pdf

Remote-control capabilities allow an IT
manager to remotely power up, power
down, power cycle, reset or reboot. If
necessary, the managed system can be
commanded to reboot to multiple boot
paths – for example, to reboot the
system and change the boot device
from the hard drive to a diagnostics
routine on a CD-ROM, Floppy or Boot
ROM. unless you need it I wouldnt enable it. unless you are planning to do remote access to your computer away from home

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Boot problems

hi friend

Keep pressing F2 or del soon as you start up your PC u have to go in cmos setup by perssing f2 or del key when windows stat then press it there was option in go in boot there is boot device pryority set there cd dvd rom by press f10 to save cmos settings & exit then after pc was reboot u will able to boot from cd

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Check the jumper settings on the back of the drive, if this is the primary HD, set it to master, if secondary, set it to slave, if secondary still does not recognize, switch the ide cable so that the two drives are not on the same one.

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