Some Evo T30s use Windows CE 4 and don't have a bios setup function like the NTe and XPe ones. You'll need to replace the 2mbit BIOS chip with the 4mbit version to have the setup function and to be able to convert it to XPe, NTe, or to install a small Linux distro on.
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Restart your computer during the boot up process you will see which certain key/s to press to enter set up for a very short time usually the Delete or the F2 key this will vary depending on your computer Turn on your Acer Aspire.
Press and hold the "Ctrl" key.
Press and hold the "Alt" key.
Press and hold the "Esc" key. This key combination will open the BIOS on your Acer Aspire. hope this helps
I think the boot order on the laptop has been changed and the laptop is trying to boot from the LAN (NIC/Ethernet) port.
To change the boot order you need to access the BIOS. On older IBM laptops (and this is dependant on the model) the BIOS Utility is entered by holding F2 while the ThinkPad logo is displayed after power on, or, with the unit powered off, hold the F1 key and power the unit on. Keep F1 held down until Easy setup appear. The key is either F1 or F2.
On other models there is a blue Access IBM button when the message "To interrupt normal startup,
press the blue Access IBM button" is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage
Productivity Center, then select Start setup utility to open the BIOS Setup Utility.
once in the BIOS look for the boot order of the computer and change the boot order to the HDD (hard disk drive). There will be instructions on the screen on how to change the boot order. Save the changes and restart the laptop. Hopefully it will now boot into the hard drive and load the operating system.
Occasionally, most computer owners will need to access BIOS on their computers in order to change or update the computer's most basic operations; such as memory and boot order.
Different computer manufacturers will have you press different buttons to access BIOS depending on the model you have. For example, on my laptop, I press F12 to enter the BIOS setup utility.
Here's how to figure out how to enter your computers BIOS setup utility. 1
Turn your computer on or shut it down and restart it if it is already on.
As soon as the computer starts up, watch for a message that informs you about which button you will need to push in order to enter setup, aka BIOS.
The opportunity to press the correct key to enter BIOS passes by quickly, so you need to find that key and press it before the computer moves on to the next stage of booting. If you miss your chance, just restart the computer and try again.
You can always access BIOS, even on computers that dont have an operating system installed. This is because BIOS is part of your computer's motherboard hardware and has nothing to do with Windows, Linux or whatever operating system you may be using.