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Cannot get into bio settings

Hi i cannot get into the bio settings i push f2 before windows load and it does not work so am i pushing the right button ifso it does not work i cannot get into the bio settings before windows load . I am running win 98 ty Rob

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Re: cannot get into bio settings

Have you used the F2 key with success on this board before? since you did not specify the bios type, then try the DELETE key instead of the F2 key.

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Boot up does not load to login prompt. It loops after not detecting D1.D2.D3 and goes right back to the Start Windows Mormal prompt

you will have to change the boot sequence in the BIOS.
preee F2 or Del to enter the BIOS - you can change the sequence, set the first Boot 1 = DVD/CD, boot 2 = Hard drive

press F10 exit and save > ok

next time it will iuse the DVD/CD to boot first.

if you set the boot to b1 = Hard drive & boo 2 = DVD/CD......the hard drive boots

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How to remove cmos/bios password ?

A. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:
In most motherboards CMOS battery is soldered, which makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method.
Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.
When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.
Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.

B. By Using Software:

I have found that BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is a program that works instantly to remove any lost or forgotten BIOS/CMOS password. Simply boot your PC to DOS and execute the program, and get access to forgotten BIOS/CMOS passwords in just seconds
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I hav appllied password on presario v 6000. then i remove it,the password was from BIOS, then i removed that password and i have not given any new password but when i restart my laptop it again asked for...

Hi!! Usually HP or Compaq Pavilion Presario passwords are storedin eeprom memories that has to be read or writen to remove / bypass the BIOS password!!! Password generate a hash code that will appear after 3 wrong password attempts and it has a 5 digit decimal format "xxxxx" You can get the hash code by pressing F2 or F10 when you turn on the laptop to enter Bios and then when password prompt appears hit F12 to get the hash code. I got My Pavilion Dv2000 And My Presario V3000 Bios password Unlocked at They can calculate a master password with the hash code. Hope it helps

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Blinking green light on the power supply with no power

So basically you cannot get the pc to POST. Meaning you have just a black screen when you power on the pc, right?

First off, did you attempt to update BIOS before this happened. 90% of the time this is caused by a corrupt bios.

If you are the victim of a bad BIOS flash, don't freak there are some options. First off, if the computer (or motherboard) is still under warranty the Computer (or motherboard) can be sent to the Vendor for a BIOS reprogramming.
If you are a DIY PC builder and the warranty is expired you can take out the bios chip and sent it someone who reprograms BIOS chips or you can buy a brand new chip form them. I will show you my people.***angelb***


For non-BIOS issues:

If you did not try to update BIOS before the problem started then try these troubleshooting steps.

1. Full power down. Unplug the power cord from the Power supply. Then hold down the pc power button (this discharges any residual power in the capacitors).

2. Open the case and reseat the graphics card, hard drive, and RAM.

3. Take out one of the RAM sticks if there is 2 or more. Swap the RAM sticks in different RAM slots. Try one stick at a time to see if you can get the PC to boot. If this works, then the remaining ram sticks are damaged.

4.Set the Cmos jumper to clear. Power up the pc. Power down the PC. Setthe Cmos jumper back to normal position, power up the PC.

5. Unplug and replug all the power supply cables.

6.Check the powersupply function. Either by a powersupply voltagechecker (20-25 dollars at local PC shop), get the supply tested at a PC shop (usually a free service), put the powersupply in a different pc, or try a differentpowersupply in the problem computer.

If the Powersupply checks out ok, then you will have to do a process of elimination to find out what part or parts are the culprit of the No-Boot.

Start by pulling all the ram sticks if you have not already. This is the easiest components to check and usually a culprit.

Take out one of the RAM sticks if there is 2 or more. Swap the RAMsticks in different RAM slots. Try one stick at a time to see if youcan get the PC to boot. If this works, then the remaining ram sticksare damaged.

If it is not the RAM, you have to continue removing items such as sound cards, un-plugging hard drives and optical drives, other PCI cards. Do this one at a time until you find the culprit. If a POST screen, meaning you can see Anything from the PC brand name to Motherboard brand name appearing on the screen. The PC may not boot to windows, but it Does post at this point, and with that the problem is resolved. If windows does not load, then you have a new problem. Best dealt with asking a new question.

Good luck!

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Graphics Cards causes computer to not display

Hi there.
I'm working on the assumption that the graphics card is a PCI Express card.
Remember that if you are swapping from on-board graphics to a card you have to go into the BIOS and tell the machine that the primary graphics adapter is AGP/PCI Express.
Plug the VGA cable into the on-board graphics port, start the computer and enter the BIOS, tell the computer to use the AGP/PCI card as primary, press F10, save the changes and exit the bios.
The computer will try and restart so let it boot to post and turn it off, then put in your card and try to boot again.
Please post back if you need more help or advice.

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Dell Dimension 4100 won't stay switched off

Well try this to check some settings.
1. Reboot computer and hit F2 to go to the BIOS settings.(you may have to keep pressing F2 until you see that it is going into setup)
2. Once in the BIOS you will have to use the arrow keys to move around and there is a key at the bottom. Move to the Power section and hit enter.
3. Check and make sure that the settings for Power up on PCI/PCIE Devices is off.
4. Check and make sure that Auto Power On is Disabled.
5. AC Recovery is off.
6. If all the settings are done, hit ESC to exit the menu.
7. Arrow key over to Exit.
8. Hit enter and comfirm save settings.
If all the settings are correct, then you are quite possibly correct in it being the power supply.

Hope this helps.

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you do not have bad powersupplie.the problem is most likely video related or just as simple as,taking out the batterie and removing the power cord for a few seconds.count to 15 slowly.this will reset your computers may need to reset some of your settings.if you need more help just contact me. .i usually check emails every 1-2 days.

If this dosnt work your video card may be bad.depending on what you would need i might have one.

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cheapest option is to check your cables are in the right sockets on xbox and tv, a crossed cable would result in no signal.
if in right sockets next would be to try different cables to check if yours are broken.
borrowing would be cheapest.
new cables would still be cheaper than any problem from inside the xbox.

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Try pressing the power button and press [del] button. See if it goes to the bios setup page. If it does, have your harddisk checked. It could be corrupt OS or problem with your harddisk.

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