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How can we solve the problem when the computer boot it ask the primarily and secondary cable doesn?t worked but we press F1 key it works or tell how can reset the bios blem

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I was having the same prob, I did what you said to do, and POOF!~ it worked :)

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ACTUALLY THIS TYPE OF PROBLEM CREATED DUE TO PROBLEM OF YOUR CMOS BATTERY. U HAVE TO SUGGEST U CHANGE YOUR CMOS BATTERY. AND TRY DEFINITELY IT WON'T AGAIN PRESS F1 TO REBOOT YOUR SYSTEM. GOOD LUCK PURUSHOTAM

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You can reset the bios to factory defauts by removing the battery from the motherboard and then replacing it. The battery is small flat and silver. You will have to release it from the slot. Good Luck

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HP Boot problem


a1540n PC Desktop fails to boot unstated OS....
a very obsolete PC, in fact HP retired, support.
no problem really but makes getting books on it harder... facts...

  1. so did you make sure all fans work? and stay on,
  2. does the DVD drive eject button work
  3. does the keyboard caps/num/scroll locks LED toggle, when pressed
  4. does BIOS work with 1 DDR2 RAM stick (1 by 1) not 2 at once
  5. do the fans all work , up to 3?
  6. Does the F1 key work, hit fast at power on button, in 1-3seconds? immediatay after power on.
  7. did the screen show Hit F1 to enter HP setup? if yes did you?
  8. any PCI expanisin cars in the PCI slots, remove them?
  9. remove DVD and HDD cables, see if BIOS works.
  10. CPU fan Heat sink fins not packed in lent, as all are, clean it with Can-o-air?
  11. test the PSU? (ask)
The goal is BIOS screens, first. first things are first.


carbon dating retired PCs (hp zero support now)
is not easy. and is key to learning what BIOS is there (a pain)
the date you bought this PC is not important , the date it was made maters only....
standing here, i cant do that, id need to do hands on inspection
old AMD Athlon 64 X2

says ,,,,DDR2 SDRAM 2x1g it says, remove one?
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE TurboCache supporting 256MB
integrated, VGA.... no card. if it has a card for VGA remove it to test system using integrated VGA jack on MOBO
best i can tell, 99% off all review on pc have TIME STAMP(DATE)
but one review said it had norton 2006
so we know that one is 2006 and is over 10years old.
maybe 12 years old.. the dvd drive has date code, there in clear english, dates, if it says 2005 , there it is. other HP codes
in the PC also date the PC.



i looked up your ASUS mobo and they says its
The current bios is 3.07 phoenix-award bios.
Even ASUS dont have data on A8m2n mobos. now.

huge list of keys on PHoenix bios.
my guess is F1 or F10 is the BIOS hot key
remember HP ordered Phoenix bios under contract and HP
can in fact dictate hot keys... so HP wins here.
find the answer to this is hard. (no HP books)

hint 1: the coin cell battery can be dead, replace it on the mobo
life spans 3 -5years possible most makers top life is 7.


the goal is here, if this works we test the HDD next.
see?
its just 2 goals, BIOS, below
then getting the HDD working and last the unstated OS working.

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How did i boot my toshiba satlilit pro


Here is a solution for your problem.Please follow the below steps to boot your laptop.
1. First of all insert the CD from which you want to boot your laptop. 2. Shut down your system. 3. Press the power and then start it again and press the "C" key to boot from the CD.
If this method doesn't work, you can try pressing F2 or F12 at startup and selecting the CD drive from the list of options.

If neither method works, hold the "Esc" key while restarting the computer and press F1 when prompted to access the BIOS. From there, you can change the boot order so that the computer attempts to boot from the CD before any other devices.


This will surely help you out.
Thanks you. Have a good day.

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Can I use the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 HDP725025GLAT80 - 0A35390-20PK 250 GB Hard Drive as a secondary hard drive if I dont have the boot disk for it? If so, how do I go about setting it up? I'v tried...


You actually don't need a boot disk for this particular problem. What the computer is telling you with that particular error message is that it is not detecting any kind of operating system on the hard drive it is trying to start from.

If you installed this alongside your current hard drive, it's likely that the boot order is incorrect in the BIOS, and it's trying to load from the blank Hitachi hard drive. Here are the steps to figure it out:

1) Restart the computer.

2) As soon as you do, start pressing the F1, F2 and Del keys repeatedly until the lights on the keyboard flash. (If this doesn't work, there should be a message on the screen that says something like F12 - Menu or something, and you should press that key instead. In 90% of cases it will be either F1, F2 or Del.) This should bring you into a blue text-like screen. This is the computer's BIOS. You will not be able to navigate with the mouse.

3) Using the arrow keys, look through the menus for a Boot Devices, Boot Options or Boot Device Order menu. The location and name of this menu will vary widely based on your computer's motherboard.

4) Once you have located the Boot Options menu, there should be a list of devices. Follow the on-screen instructions to order them as follows: #1 CD/DVD drive, #2 Your regular hard drive, #3 Hitachi Deskstar. Anything else can just go below that if there are more than 3 options.

5) Navigate to the Save and Exit option in the BIOS screen and tell it that you want to save changes, if prompted.

The computer should now restart and access your normal hard drive to boot your computer's operating system, with the Hitachi as a secondary drive. Once you get into the OS, you will need to partition and format the hard drive in order to use the space.

Hope this is helpful!

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DELL latitude 100l, someone disabled all boot devices then set config / administrator password. Please help


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1. Turn on computer by Holding down power button while pressing the ESC key.
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Sounds like the boot order has been changed in the bios.
The secondary drive sounds like the CD drive as most laptops only come with 1 HDD installed.
Change the boot order to the primary drive by Pressing F1 during startup when the ThinkPad logo is displayed..
Once in the bios change the boot order, save and exit, the computer will restart and boot from the hard drive, when you get into windows check to make sure that the CD rom recognizes CD/DVD's.
Please post back if you need any more help.

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