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Resetting Bios We have a Compaq pressario C555NR laptop running windows vista basic. my girlfrind was using it and a black error screen came up and asked if she wanted to restart, which she did. After restart all that would come up is options for using bios, I tested the hard drive from the bios and found it to be no longer reading. My girlfriend changed the boot order because she thought thats why it wasnt working and made the hard drive first, and saved the settings and restarted the comp. Now nothing comes up on the screen... So my question is this: Is there a way to reset the bios to default not being able to access the menu... or will I be able to do something once I add a new hard drive?

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theres a couple of ways, you could try to solve this.

1:) remove the battery and power supply from the unit. and leave for 24 hours.

2:) find a repair or dismantling manual. locate the CMOS Battery. This is what stores The Date/Time settings et,c. ** Usually looks similar to a chrome watch/lithium battery** located on the motherboard.

3:) attempt to enter the systems bios, at startup. Pressing The F2/esc Or Delete Button. Set the boot sequence to first device CD/DVD Rom Drive. This will give you the chance to use a system restore CD, Or re-install windows.

Finally when you get your laptop up and running, i,d suggest installing Windows XP. Vista still has a lot of bugs and glitches.

mike @ compurepair.

Posted on May 13, 2008


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