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Hi, a problem discirbed to this link apears similar on my old IBM a21

Http://www.fixya.com/support/t220691-laptop_will_not_boot_from_either_hard

but after I removed my DVD and Harddisk, If i press F1 ,it still hanged on displaying "entering SETUP...", else if it should be displaying
"Press ..."
"Press ..."

would you guys give me an answer?

many thanks

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  • kiiwii Apr 29, 2008

    nop, I don't install any new hardware recently.



    actually, this happened last night. when i finished install Ubuntu 8.04, there was no sound, so I found an method that having a try to change BIOS boot mode from "quick" to "diagnostics". I did that, then my second-hand old a21 became such a state...



    so, how can i update the BIOS, byrontroy? It now can neither boot from any driver, nor can entering the BIOS setup...



    would you explain more exactly to me ?

    thx a lot.

  • kiiwii Apr 30, 2008

    done.I am a little glad now:)



    for my old a21 passed hard disk and DVD driver test, it became dead. so i think there should be something wrong to continue. certainly, the next step is the floppy driver. that is it. After removing it,and reboot, this old machine works again. Then I insert the floppy driver again, it still works now!! So I guess ,it should be not contacting well with the main board before.



    thank god. :) it works again.

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Try updating the BIOS, sounds like there is either a corruption, hardware conflict, or new hardware installed.

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