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IBM NetVista boot Prob

Hi im Gavindu, I have IBM NetVista PC. I need to format my HDD so i went up to the BIOS, but the BIOS Language is Different, Not English, Japaneses Language, i was searching for BIOS Update, but i couldn't find, This is the Model number IBM NetVista 6842 S3J (A40), cna u help me to update my bios, actually help me to find the bios updates in English language, and how to install them in to my pc, i was trying to boot the system by windows start up disk but it ddn't work also. Plz Help me,

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  • Gavindu Dileepa Nov 05, 2007

    Yup, but still the same language prob. i have the manual also, downloaded from IBM, i cant find the English Version, Help me to find it, IBM NETVISTA 6842 S3J (A40)

  • Gavindu Dileepa Nov 05, 2007

    But still the Language Prob is there, i download the manual it is not English one, Help me to find the English one, IBM NETVISTA 6842 S3J

  • Gavindu Dileepa Nov 06, 2007

    well i was trying it for a long time now, i mean boot from the cd right ? its not working like that, i already formatted my disk but now its not booting from cd. Can any one upload an image file of the IBM NetVista 6842 S3J or 6842 A40 Series that will help i guess. Only the OS. Like Norton GHOST. Thank you

  • Gavindu Dileepa Nov 06, 2007

    Or can anyone upload the user manual of 6842 S3J pc. Hope lots of people still using Pentium 3 Computers !!!

  • Gavindu Dileepa Nov 07, 2007

    Thanx people, now im using it, i did something like this. i compare
    my pc bios with some other friends pc. His pc bios in English but same setting,
    so came home and did the changes. lol no need of updating bios, :) Thnax

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2007

    HOW DO I CHANGE THE BIOS TO ENGLISH

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    I have IBM NetVista 6842, the keyboard is locked. i can't do anything! please help me. thanks

    Chris

  • srikant2000 Apr 02, 2008

    Hi im srikant, I have IBM NetVista PC. I want to install windows server 2003 HDD so i went up to the BIOS, but the BIOS Language is Different, Not English, Japaneses Language, arching for BIOS Update, but i couldn't find, my machine model number is 6339. i was trying to boot the system by windows start up disk but it ddn't work also. Plz Help me,






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    i want bios update version4.0 release 6.0

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    I cannot boot from CDROM Dirve

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    cannot boot from the CD Drive on my Netvista 627627g

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    The tower won't boot up properly.

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How can we change the bios language of IBM NetVista 6339? pls help

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You don't have to update your BIOS just to have it changed into English... It's all there, your problem is how to get into that change language area... Check your system manual I am sure you'll find what you need...

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Just go to IBM site there you will find BIOS update link for the sam e model. Make diskette through other system and boot your system by diskette it will re stup of bios and you can do your task.

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Just to add my two cents. The J on the model number stands for Japan--Japanese. The OS install was probably in Japanese also . Here is a link for the BIOS flash. http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4MBUDT
You'll need another computer to work with if yours is down. And remember, when you work in DOS in XP you will need to use the command line. (cmd typed in run) you make this on a diskette then boot the pc with the diskette. It should make the BIOS readable. Then you can change your boot order. You will need a full version OS to put back on. The drivers for this machine are here:http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4S237K#bios

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Hi
If you only need to fomat your hard drive just place or O/S disc into your PC and format from there you do not need your BIOS settingsto do this
Hope this helps

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