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My a300n pavilion out of nowhere opened only a B&W screen with a msg something like: Award plug and play BIOS #4 ....could not start OS..took Hard drive out & slaved it in another desktop, the drive worked as a slave, but just need to know, what does this error msg mean??

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May be corrupt Windows installation (I assume you are running Windows). Could also be an error in the boot sector of the hard drive. That would explain why you can access files with it on another computer. There's also a possibility that there was a loose cable or that the drive is not set as a boot drive in the BIOS settings.

Hope this helps!

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Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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EP-8K3A
Introduction
KT333 with VT8233A AGPset/266MHz FSB/3 DIMM with DDR333/1 AGP-4X/6 PCI/USB1.1/ATA-133/6CH Audio/ATX
Specification
PROCESSOR:
The Socket A compatible AMD AthlonTM XP processor 1500+ to 2700+, 600MHz to 1.4GHz AMD AthlonTM and AMD DuronTM processor up to 1.3GHz
CHIPSET:
VIA KT333 AGPset (KT333+ VT8233A)
DRAM MODULE:
184pin DDR DIMM x 3 for PC2700 Memory
DRAM Size: 64MB to 3GB
EXPANSION SLOT:
PCI x 6!A4X AGP x 1
ONBOARD I/O:
Winbond W83697HF LPC I/O integrated with FDD, Parallel, Game, Serial and IrDA v1.0 and Power-On Controllers
ONBOARD PCI / IDE:
PCI Bus IDE Port with PIO / Ultra DMA-133 x 2 (Up to 4 Devices)
I/O CONNECTOR:
PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 style Keyboard
COM1, COM2, Printer, Audio-in/out, MIC & Game Port connectors
USB:
USB connector x 4 (2 for Opt.)
BIOS:
Award Plug & Play BIOS
Built-in AC97 Digital Audio (by Realtek ALC650):
Compliant with AC97 2.2 specification
6 channel slot selectable DAC output for multi-channel applications
Supports digital SPDIF Out Function
EXTENDED FUNCTION:
Supports Hardware Monitoring Function by W83697HF
Supports exclusive KBPO (KeyBoard Power On)
Supports CPU Vcore , Clock and Multiplier setting via BIOS
Supports Memory Voltage setting via BIOS
Supports STR (Suspend To RAM) power saving Function
Supports Wake-On-LAN Function
FORM FACTOR:
305mm x 245mm x 34mm ATX Size
OS Supported:
Windows 98SE/ME/2K/XP/Server2003

Jun 05, 2011 | EPoX EP-8K3A+ Motherboard

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I have laptop compaq presario v3000 i have set bios password and now i forgot my password so is there any way to break the password, i had disassembled and assembled full laptop than also it doesn`t...


!BIOS is a freeware utility which is designed to be a whole BIOS and security suite. It has the ability to decrypt the passwords used in some of the most common BIOS makes such as Award, Phoenix, American Megatrends, IMB etc..
It also has the ability to brute force the password (known as "blasters"). However, this method is dangerous and can result in some unexpected and unwanted results. Note: Because of this applications password cracking abilities, some antivirus software may report it as a virus/trojan. This is a false positive.
To start using !BIOS, reboot your computer and take note of the BIOS type and version you are running. For example, If your motherboard uses Award BIOS you should look for the text "Award Medallion BIOS 6.0′ or something similar.
Download !BIOS from here and save it to your desktop. Then, open a DOS command windows by going to Start > Run and type: cmd
Once you see a black screen in front of you, type: cd desktop
You should now see something like: C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Desktop>
Now type the name of the file you just downloaded, if you haven't changed the name just type in: bios320.exe
bios320.thumbnail.jpg
Use the down arrow and choose "Crackers" and then press the right arrow. Using the up and down arrows, select the BIOS that the motherboard is using and press Enter.
You should now see a menu asking what you want to crack, in most cases its the Supervisor or System Passwords you want to crack, so press the 1 key on your keyboard. It will then show you another menu asking how you want it to be cracked. Option 1 is pretty good so try that first by pressing the 1 key on your keyboard. You should now have your BIOS password.
Reboot the computer, enter the BIOS and try it out.

May 12, 2011 | HP Compaq Presario V3000T Notebook

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How to reset a toshiba satellite a215-s5839


Hi.

This is a hard task. Be patient..

You have 2 options

OPTION 1

See if your computer has a port such as this:

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If it has such ports, then you can make your own cable by soldering it.

The instructions are as bellow:


To make it you will need a 25 pin DB25 plug, take the plug apart and join these pins using some old cable;

Pins: 1-5-10, 2-11, 3-17, 4-12, 6-16, 7-13, 8-14, 9-15, and 18-25

if this dosnt work, go to option 2 which takes more time.

OPTION 2

Remove the Laptop battery, open unscrew the laptop, remove the small bios battery inside.
  • Leave it open for a month without touching it untill the accumulated current in the CMOS is lost. then your bios will be reset to no password.
you will restart your computer and wont be asked for password, so press F1 to configure it again.
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  • if this is a long process for you, try the bellow bios passwords:
A.M.I.
AAMMMIII
AMI
AMI SW
AMI?SW
AMI_SW
BIOS
CONDO
HEWITT RAND
LKWPETER
MI
Oder
PASSWORD

Award Default BIOS Passwords
589589
589721
595595
598598
1322222
_award
ALFAROME
ALLY
ALLy
aLLy
aLLY
aPAf
award
AWARD PW
AWARD SW
Award SW
AWARD?SW
AWARD?SW
AWARD_PW
AWARD_SW
awkward
AWKWARD
BIOSTAR
CONCAT
condo
Condo
CONDO
d8on
djonet
HLT
HLT
J256
j256
J262
j262
j322
j332
J332
J64
j64
KDD
KDD
lkwpeter
Lkwpeter
LKWPETER
PINT
pint
SER
SKY_FOX
SYXZ
syxz
szyx
TTPTHA
ZAAAADA
ZAAADA
ZAAADA
ZBAAACA
ZBAAACA
ZJAAADC
ZJAAADC

Good luck.

Feb 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Can hp Pavilion a300n read Dvds ? i want to watch a dvd movie. But,when i insert the disc into the tray, the computer doesn't detect anything.. nothing shows up. What should i do?


Yes and no, Yes if it id fitted with a DVD player/recorder (normally says DVD on the front of the tray door) if not it will say CD. They are quite cheap to buy and easy to replace. Just as an after thought. I presume you can play CDs in it? if not then you might have a driver problem or it might be broken, try a music cd in it to check.

Feb 03, 2011 | HP Pavilion a300n PC Desktop

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Need to rmove bios password in hp pavilion dv6000 laptop


Some BIOS manufacturers implement a backdoor password. The backdoor password is a BIOS password that works, no matter what the user sets the BIOS password to. These passwords are typically used for testing and maintenance. Manufacturers typically change the backdoor BIOS passwords from time to time.
AMI Backdoor BIOS Passwords Reported AMI backdoor BIOS passwords include A.M.I., AAAMMMIII, AMI?SW , AMI_SW, BIOS, CONDO, HEWITT RAND, LKWPETER, MI, and PASSWORD.
Award Backdoor BIOS Passwords One reported Award backdoor BIOS password is eight spaces. Other reported Award backdoor BIOS passwords include 01322222, 589589, 589721, 595595, 598598 , ALFAROME, ALLY, ALLy, aLLY, aLLy, aPAf, award, AWARD PW, AWARD SW, AWARD?SW, AWARD_PW, AWARD_SW, AWKWARD, awkward, BIOSTAR, CONCAT, CONDO, Condo, condo, d8on, djonet, HLT, J256, J262, j262, j322, j332, J64, KDD, LKWPETER, Lkwpeter, PINT, pint, SER, SKY_FOX, SYXZ, syxz, TTPTHA, ZAAAADA, ZAAADA, ZBAAACA, and ZJAAADC.

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I have no video on Pavilion a300n. Can someone help?


check ur cables,,hp.com support website ,,download video driver,,

Nov 03, 2010 | HP Pavilion a300n PC Desktop

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My sound stopped working on my hp a300y, not a300n


Hi

Thank you for your query

Please can you do the following

1) Go to www.devicedoctor.com
2) Download and install the software
3) Open the software and click scan, it will pick up some sound drivers, download and install the drivers
4) Restart the PC and see if sound returns

Regards
Shauqat

Jun 09, 2010 | HP Pavilion a300n PC Desktop

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I have a hp pavilion dv5 and was working fine !! but now when i turn on my laptop frezes on black screen !! and all i see is the hp invent logo and dont start !!


may be it is not detecting the hard drive just go to bios configuration by pressing F2 key and check the drive configuration it is showing or not .

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