Question about IBM NetVista PC Desktop

1 Answer

Booth IBM NetVista FRom CD

I have three IBM NetVista model 6579-TAU dektop systems. All were working fines until suddenly One keeps on shutting itself down after completely booting. Aside this, it still work well. when I decided to repair install xp on it it does not go beyond the fiest screen and it freezez.

Though I have read the capacitor stuff, but istill want to know if there is any other way out.

The second which I use for internet also woks fine until I loaded explorer 7 on it. It began to give security related messages. I decided to uninstall the IE 7. After that, It opens all other websites well except the log in page of yahoo and very few website ike that of Lenovo Suppot and Download. At these pager it freezes without resposes to mouse and ketboard. Then I decided to repair install xp, It freezez at the window which display collecting information........ and that is the ferthest it goes.

o boot from CD: no way. Even that which I try is from the window environment.

Please what do I do?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 131 Answers
Re: Booth IBM NetVista FRom CD

To boot from your cd rom, you will have to change your settings in bois to boot from cdrom. You can enter your bios setting when you switch on your pc, You will have a screen displaying your bios posting or you pc manufacturer logo, on this screen there will be a message like " press del to enter setup' or 'press F2 to enter bios setting' look for this message and press the required key. WARNING messing up your bios settings could cause big problems. Once you are in the BIOS setup look for options like booting sequence or boot. You will have messages on the screen on how to navigate thro the setup and change values for different settings. go thro this carefully, Once you are on the booting screen select the option "First Booting Device" as cdrom them dont forget to save the setting before exiting the setup. WARNING BIOS SETTINGS AND SETUP SCREEN DIFFERS FROM BIOS MANUFACTURER TO MANUFACTURER. Check which bios your pc has and go through the manual before doing anything. the manual can be got from the bios manufacturer's web site.Otherwise call the service engineer to do the job.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

IBM NETVISTA PENTIUM 4 1,8 GhZ. error 00CE. How udate bios?

Please supply the model number of your netvista desktop. That is necessary to find the matching Bios update.

Thank You,


Jan 29, 2011 | IBM Netvista Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz /...

1 Answer

I am not sure

Code 5962: An IDE device (other than hard drive) configuration error.

Things to check:
  1. Run configuration
  2. CD-ROM drive
  3. CD-ROM adapter
  4. Zip or other ATAPI device
  5. System board
  6. Riser card

Jun 23, 2009 | IBM NetVista PC Desktop

1 Answer

IBM netvista PIII type 6579 MNU doesn't boot

Sound like the memory is not compatable, try booting with no memory installed and see if the hard drive appears, if so it's a memory problem.

Apr 05, 2009 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

IBM NetVista 6578-RBG Windows XP hanging

It seems, that you should replace motherboard, I've seen this kind of problems in my office, after year or two you won't be able to turn it on at all. In my opinion, it's bad quality capacitor on motherboard.
Any way there is little chance that it cold be bad PSU, but it's really small chance.

Feb 03, 2009 | IBM NetVista PC Desktop

1 Answer

Ram upgrade problems IBM netvista 6794

You can try this site, it scans your system to see if your computer can run more memory than what is currently installed. it helps you find the right memory modules for your system and and an option for you to read reviews if available and if you want to buy it.

try this site:

Please rate this solution

Dec 26, 2008 | IBM NetVista PC Desktop

1 Answer

IBM Netvista powers up for only 3 seconds

if you have to wait some minutes to restart it, that is overheating...try putting a ventilator (the bigger the better, the thing here is give lots of air to the processor > CPU) and see how its working...

Jan 08, 2008 | IBM NetVista PC Desktop

2 Answers

Netvista POST/boot problem

could you post a model number and OS.

Dec 29, 2007 | IBM NetVista PC Desktop

2 Answers

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.

Dec 01, 2007 | IBM NetVista PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
IBM NetVista PC Desktop Logo

735 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM PC Desktops Experts


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

Are you an IBM PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides