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Netvista POST/boot problem

If I shut it down and turn it back on, it's o.k. If I shut it down and it sits overnight, it won't finishing POST next morning. Fan stays on high speed, CD drive light comes on, but won't check floppy drive. Pulled cover off and checked connections. Will POST and boot o.k. after I push this little gray square button inside near the power supply???

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It works thanks!

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Could you post a model number and OS.

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I want to change language of my ibm netvista desktop

The IBM Netvista should have options to change the language settings built in if you read the manual but generally, if you follow these instructions it usually works.

Go to the BIOS utility and change the language:

To run the Setup Utility program, use the following procedure.

1. Shut down the computer and wait for all lights go off.
2. Start the computer.
3. When the Setup Utility prompt appears on the screen during start-up, press F1. A Setup Utility menu will appear.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
5. When finished, select System Summary to verify that any configuration changes have been accepted.

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ACER ASPIRE X1200 Unexpected Shutdown

When does it shut down? Are you able to use it at all? Or does it shut down when you are trying to boot it up?

When it shuts down are you able to boot it right back up and start using it? If not, it might be running hot. If you let it sit a while to cool off then try booting and if you are successful, then it is definitely running hot.

Three things that will make a computer run hot.
1. Dust - Dust inside the computer, dust clogging the vents and fans. Dust around the cpu and heat sink. To fix, Remove the power cord, remove the case and take a can of compress air to blow out the dust.

2. A fan is not working. Make sure the fan inside the Power supply and the fan that sits on top of the cpu is working. Normally the system will notify you if the fan is not working. To fix, you will have to replace a fan that is not working.

3. The Thermal Paste around the CPU and Heat Sink has dried up or is too thin to keep the unit cool. To fix, apply a fresh coat of Thermal Paste around the cpu and heat sink.

Maybe you have a virus or infection that is shutting you down if it is not running hot and you are allowed to work on the computer for a while before it shuts down. Boot the System in Safe Mode and see if it shuts down.

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Take the Safe Mode With Networking option (this will give you internet connectivity) and let it boot up. Safe Mode will look different to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this is normal. Download and install MalwareBytes and run a Quick Scan.

Go to and in the search box type: "Download cnet Malwarebytes" (without the quotes). Download and install malwarebytes from the sites download.cnet/malwarebytes. When the site opens up click on the Green Download button on the left. Do not click the Red Download button, that's junk. When it finishes installing the Gui Interface will open up with an offer to Accept a Trial Version or Decline. CLICK DECLINE you want the totally free version. Run a QUICK SCAN. As it scans, if it finds infections the number will be in red. When it finishes scanning, click SHOW RESULTS. A notepad text document will open up showing you the results. You can close the text document and go back to the Gui Interface where you will click REMOVE SELECTED RESULTS. The objects will already be selected for you. When it finishes removing the objects click ok and it will sometimes reboot your machine.

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I am using an IBM NetVistaI 830581U have no sound. When looking at the device manager it says there is no audio device I received this computer from a 73 year old woman whose husband has died. Neither of...

It's an IBM NetVista M42 8305 81U

IBM = Manufacturer's name
NetVista = Series
M42 = Sub-series
8305 = Machine Type
81U = Model

You want the second audio file listed -

ADI SoundMAX audio driver for Windows NT 4.0 - D66Z21US - NetVista 6826, 8181, 8182, 8301, 8303, 8304, 8305, 8306, 8307, 8308, 8309, 8310, 8311, 8312, 8313, 8314, 8315, 8316, 8317, 8318, 8319

Click on the blue - Learn More - to the right of this file name.

Left-click right on the first file listed (In blue) -

ADI SoundMAX audio for Windows NT 4.0

(Not - Add to your Download List - )

A small window will come up -

Opening d66z21us.exe

d66z21us.exe is the - file name. This is what you look for when it is downloaded.

Click on - Save File

Another small window will come up. In the top header of this small window, tells you where the file will download to.

It may have Desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads in the wording.

Desktop: The file - d66z21us.exe - will be on your desktop screen.

My Documents: Left-click on Start, then My Documents

Downloads: Left-click on Start, then My Documents. Double-click on Downloads

When you see the file name, Double-Click right on it. The Installation Wizard will come up.
Follow the easy instructions of the Installation Wizard.

{ Essentially just click on Next, Next, and Finish at the bottom. Windows knows where to put the audio driver file. Do not change anything }

After you are finished restart your computer if not asked to do so.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


[ To add:
Restarting the computer is termed a 'Soft Boot'
Turning the computer completely off, waiting 1 minute, and turning it back on, is a 'Hard Boot'.
It may take a Hard Boot for Windows to recognize the audio device, and driver ]

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After is finished POST its just sits on a black

The problem seems to be that you have lost some drivers.Put your windows disk in,and reboot from the disk (CD drive((tap) delet,during the boot up process.You'll get a screen asking to slect your boot prioritity set to the Cd then windows will load all the drivers.You'll next get a window asking if you want to install.DO NOT INSTALL,look to the left side bottom,you'll see a repair botton click that.This process can take awhile,so to make it go a bit faster,unplug as much of any add ons you have ie.printer/flash drive or webcam.This should help,just take your time and read befor you click.After windows starts and your logged on remove the CD,try rebooting the system,if it starts with no problems,create a repair disk asap you could also create a boot disk so you don't have a problem like this again.I can help you with this I'd just need to know what operiting system you have.good luck

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Ibm netvista x41 wont power up

measuring 12v at the psu is not enough. the psu have several voltage outputs ranging from 12volts to 3.3 volts and maybe even 2.2 volts.. firstly, check all onboard USB ports, a bent or shorted pin in a USB port will prevent the psu from operating. next, the psu has a safety connection to the mainboard, this is called the power good signal ( pwrgd) and it is a signal from the psu to the mainboard and tells the mainboard that everything in the psu is functioning correctly. If the powergood signal is lost ( drops from 5volts to zero volts) the mainboard will issue an interuppt to the cpu and the cpu will shut down, this will also shut the board down to prevent damage and data loss. mainboards all use pretty much the same connectors so your board will have either a 20 pin power connector or a 24 pin one. It may also have an additional 4 pin connector to power the cpu and northbridge functions. use a known good psu and plug this into your board along with the 4 pin connector and attempt a switch on. If the system begins to boot, replace the psu. if not, try unplugging or removing everything connected to the board, pay special attention to expansion cards and usb ports. remove the ram sticks and video cards if fitted, then attempt to boot again. if the system does not respond, replace the main board. if it now begins to boot, refit everything one item at a time and try starting the machine. turn off before refitting the next item and start the machine up again. when you get to the problem item, the machine will stop starting. If all else fails, replace the mainboard or take the machine to a reputable repairer..

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Ibm netvista trying to boot from a non-existant lan system.

With my netvista I was able to get boot options with F12 when powering up. I don't know if this will help you because I was installing a new hard drive. Larry

Mar 06, 2009 | IBM NetVista A40 PC Desktop

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Ibm netvista shuts down on start up

1. if possible check and see how dusty the system is inside.. used compressed air cans to dust it off.. don't touch any components... watch esd so ground yourself while you're at it
then test
2. you're power supply may be dying: ground yourself to the same ground as the computer (watch for esd) and replace the powersupply.
then test.
the keyboard or controller may be damaged, check for resource conflicts in your bios related with keyboard (make sure no other items are using the same irq's.. check plugs, test with other key board.. replaced motherboard.
random shut down could also mean that the cpu is overheating.. make sure the cpu fan is undusted and working.

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Model # IBM NetVista PC Desktop

when you boot hit pause when it gets to the screen just after the memory screen is finished. hit the pause button... it should say which key(s) to hit to enter setup.
Is there a bios password and you can't get past that ?


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IBM Netvista PCI/PNP Slot 3 Error

I had to remove the old network card and replace it with a new one to resolve the issue.

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Ibm netvista cannot boot

go to BIOS and change boot sequence.
shut off and try. sometimes there is a hit any key to boot from cd.

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