Entering m100 bios
Two different problems stated, answering in order;
1) "entering Neoware m100 BIOS"
That would be HP Neoware m100 Mobile Thin Client, Notebook PC.
Do to the two statements back to back like that, I feel I need to explain a few things.
If not then ignore, and come back in a Comment; and set me straight.
Basic Input/Output System.
A small program.
Used to be 64KiloByte in size, (64KB), but believe smaller now; plus it's smaller in size for a laptop anyway. (Believe 4KB)
When you press the Power On button, the plastic Power On button presses against a carbon contact switch.
The Power On switch is a Momentary Contact Switch.
Touches (Contacts) BRIEFLY, then opens back up.
Power is initiated to the motherboard.
The first chipset to receive power is the BIOS chipset.
The Basic Input/Output System program is initialized.
BIOS looks to see what devices are installed, does a Ram Memory count, turns the Processor on; and hands the computer over to the Operating System.
The BIOS program has a BIOS Setup utility. Most of the time just referred to as BIOS Setup.
In the old days was referred to as CMOS Setup.
B) To enter BIOS Setup (utility), watch the bottom of the monitor screen, CLOSELY; after you press the Power On button.
The proper key to press to enter BIOS Setup; will be shown.
This window often goes by F-A-S-T!
Keep your peepers glued to the screen.
Write the key down.
2) Windows does NOT like having the same build of Windows, put over it. Does not like lesser versions being put over it either.
Do to this you have to force it.
Go into BIOS Setup, and in Boot Options; set the first boot device to CDROM.
This way when you put the O/S disk in the optical drive, it forces the computer to boot from the disk.
HOWEVER, things change when trying to put WinXP over Vista, or Win7.
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Mar 25, 2013 |
Neoware m100 Notebook