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Missing bios license

I am trying to properly activate windows 7 and it keeps giving me and error saying that it is missing the proper BIOS license......

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SOURCE: dvd writer driver missing

Go to Vista tech support. Sometimes if you used a cd/dvd that wasn't compatible with the system, vista creates filters. If you remove the high and low filters, it might help. Vista tech support has a page on how to do this. It worked for me after months of trying everything else.

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SOURCE: toshiba tecra m2 bios missing sections of video

get to the mainboard
there is a jumper near the cmos battery usually shows the
word (jbat) near it , try to change its position for some
seconds while power is off , this way will clear cmos and set the
mainboard bios to default settings.
start the system hit delete or F2 to enter setup then exit saving changes.

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SOURCE: I have TOSHIBA TECRA, when I power it on it will

Start the computer.
Immediately hit ESC or F1 or DEL or F2 or F10 or F10, to see which key activates "BIOS SETUP" mode.

Posted on Jun 09, 2010


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SOURCE: Bios Faile

bios is always risky update, and toshiba is very well known to stuff up they bios...

first advice, never, ever, update bios from inside of your operating system...

as your computer is already dead, try this method, i cannot recall if you have phoenix or amibios but should work on both:

1. remove power and battery from dead laptop
2. download again bios and unfold it, remember the folder, do not run it!
3. go to this folder and find file with suffix *.rom, rename it to amiboot.rom
4. copy amiboot.rom to usb drive
5. plug usb drive into usb port
6. press and hold fn+b, plug in power cord and press power button
7. if after few seconds you see screen flashing and toshiba logo then returns, you just saved your laptop and few dollars...
8. allow it to boot, switch off, re-insert the battery and use as before.

if this do not work, i am afraid tha tyou need to find some toshiba centre which will flash and re-program bios for your. do not get conned into replacing motherboard! there are non-toshiba repairers which charge between $30 and $100 to flash "dead" bios, toshiba for replacement motherboard want over $300.00

if you find my advice helpful, plese do not hesitate to leave comment and vote 4 fo rme, thanx!

Posted on Aug 01, 2010


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SOURCE: I've installed Windows 7 on my Toshiba Satellite

This laptop came with either XP or Vista on it and if you wish to use Win7 32 or 64bit you must install all of the drivers and preferably make a fresh install. There is only one video driver that will work!
To gain access to the correct drivers, go to and log your laptop in. The web site will advise you on which drivers you require.
I feel sure that that is the only problem you have that is giving you this headache.
Don't forget unless you load 64bit Win7 you may not be able to utilize more that 2048 Mb of memory.

Posted on Dec 22, 2010

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Ntldr is missing press ctlr+alt+ and delete to restar and i did and don't workz

First I have to assume that you are running Windows XP. This solution should work for other versions of Windows.
The "NTLDR is missing" error displays very shortly after the computer is first started, immediately after the Power On Self Test (POST) is complete. Windows XP has only initially begun to load when the NTLDR error message appears.
Causes of NTLDR Errors
There are a number of possible causes for NTLDR errors, including the most common "NTLDR is missing" error message.
The most common reason for this error is when your PC is trying to boot from a hard drive or flash drive that is not properly configured to be booted from; in other words, it's trying to boot from a non-bootable source. This also would apply to media on an optical drive or floppy drive that you're trying to boot from.
Other possible causes include corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors, an outdated BIOS, and damaged or loose IDE cables.
How to Fix NTLDR Errors
1.Restart the PC. The NTLDR error could be a fluke.

2.Check your floppy and optical (CD/DVD/BD) drives for media and disconnect any external drives. Often times, the "NTLDR is Missing" error will appear if your PC is trying to boot to a non-bootable floppy disk, CD/DVD/BD, or external hard drive or flash drive.
Note: If you find that this is the cause of your problem and it's happening a lot, you might want to consider changing the boot order in BIOS so the hard drive with Windows installed is listed first.

3.Check the hard drive and other drive settings in BIOS and ensure they are correct. The BIOS configuration tells the computer how to use a drive so incorrect settings can cause problems, including NTLDR errors.
Note: There is usually an Auto setting for hard drive and optical drive configurations in BIOS which is usually a safe bet if you're not sure what to do.

4. Restore the NTLDR and files from the Windows XP CD. Restoring these two important system files from the original Windows XP CD may do the trick.

5. Repair or replace the boot.ini file. This will prevent the NTLDR error if the cause of the problem is a boot.ini file that is not configured properly for your Windows XP installation.

6. Write a new partition boot sector to the Windows XP system partition. If the partition boot sector has become corrupt or isn't properly configured, you may receive the "NTLDR is Missing" error.

7. Repair the Windows XP master boot record. NTLDR error messages may also appear if the master boot record is corrupt.

8. Reseat all internal data and power cables. NTLDR error messages could be caused by loose or malfunctioning IDE cables.
Try replacing the IDE cable cable if you suspect it might be faulty.

9. Update your motherboard's BIOS. Occasionally, an outdated BIOS version can cause the "NTLDR is Missing" error.

10. Perform a repair installation of Windows XP. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.

11. Perform a clean installation of Windows XP. This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch. While this will almost certainly resolve any NTLDR errors, it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.
If you can't gain access to your files to back them up, understand that you will lose them all if you continue with a clean installation of Windows XP.

12. Replace the hard drive and then perform a new installation of Windows XP. If all else has failed, including the clean installation from the last step, you're most likely facing a hardware issue with your hard drive.
NTLDR Errors Apply To
This issue applies to the Windows XP operating system, including Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition.
Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista utilize BOOTMGR, not NTLDR.
Still Having NTLDR Issues?
See Get More Help for information about contacting me on social networks or via email, posting on tech support forums, and more. Be sure to let me know what steps, if any, you've already taken to fix the "NTLDR is missing" issue.

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A duplicate product key for windows 7 ultimate

Try activating over the phone
where did you get the software?

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Win 7 BIOS Missing Required License

Window will slowly start disabling itself by having lesser and lesser functions, if it is not activated. Use the Window Product key sticker on you system to register. You may have to call in to get activation key. It differs from product key.

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Trying to get into bios but don't know the password. Can't boot into windows.

First of all, your problem isn't caused by anything in the BIOS. You cannot fix that error by doing anything in the BIOS because it's an operating system error that occurs as the system is booting up, usually as a result of an incorrect install, such as not formatting the disc prior to the install, leaving two system partitions on the machine and leaving the OS pointing to the original boot partition (partition 0) instead of the the new boot partition (partition 1)

Going into the BIOS will not recover a missing file, and there is no "reset" utility in the BIOS. The BIOS contains the basic configuration settings the very first part of the bootup program looks at to know where to look for the hard drive,the memory, the monitor, the keyboard, the mouse, etc. Resetting the BIOS does not reset the operating system. It will change all of your settings for the BIOS (your memory timings, your fast boot up, whether your computer recognizes new flashdrives plugged into it, and so on). It will not fix a missing file in the operating system, and could render your system very slow and unresponsive. You should not reset the BIOS if you are not familiar with the various items in the BIOS and able to correct any problems that a unnecessary reset may cause. Do not reset the BiOS to correct a missing file, or error message that occurs during boot up, or the failure of the OS to boot after performing a fresh install of the OS.

There are other steps to take that are more appropriate, dealing with accessing the hard drive, restoring and repairing the Operating System and repairing or replacing any corrupt or missing files, which is actually the cause of your problem. Even a complete resinstall, done correctly, formatting the entire hard drive at the very beginning of the install and letting the installation program correctly create the partitions it needs and placing brand new pointers on the disc to where everything is actually located is more appropriate than resetting the BIOS, as the BIOS has nothing to do with the machine not finding the files it needs to boot properly, which your error message is telling you is the problem it's having. It's not having a problem with the BIOS... at all.

Having said that, here are the instructions on how to get into the BIOS on an ACER machine when don't have the password on a password protected machine (simply because that's what you asked for, not because you should go in there an do anything, especially if you are not familiar with all the settings in the BIOS of your computer) -
How to Reset an Acer BIOS Password

Now, to actually start taking steps to fix your computer -
The first thing you can try is the System Repair Tool that's included on the installation disc. (Of course, I'm assuming you have a genuine Windows 7 installation disc, and not some modified system restore disc that Acer provided.)

Here's how to perform a System Repair using the instillation disc -
How to Automatically Repair Windows 7 Problems

If that doesn't resolve the problem, you can try running the System File Checker utility using the Repair Tool, as well. Here's how to do that -
Run System File Checker in Safe Mode Boot Time or Offline

If none of those processes work to restore any missing files, or repair any problems with the registry pointing to the wrong location of where the files it needs to successfully boot to the desktop and to begin running properly, rather than go through a half dozen additional explanations of more processes, or teaching you about the tools and utilities a computer professional might use that would allow him to look at your drive partitioning, look inside and view your directories and see what's going on internally, it will take far less time, perhaps 45 minutes or so to simply format your drive and perform another install, doing it properly this time including a full format of the drive before anything else, (What's referred to as a "Clean Install").. Here's how -
How to Reinstall Windows 7 From Scratch

any one of these will get you up and running again...

Later.. ;-)

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I have an emachines e442-v634 w/ Windows 7 Home Premium installed. I tried to remove the bottom cover when the machine stopped working with a blue error screen and, I think a cable or wire got...

I would suggest you check the BIOS if everything is detected properly. Like the hard drive and the memory. If both are working properly and being detected by BIOS properly, then you just might need to install your Windows 7 thru USB. You might need to use a different computer to convert your Win 7 OS DVD to USB installer.
1. Use a different computer w/ DVD 2. Use ISO software to convert the Win7 DVD to ISO 3. Download the converter from this link click here or directly from this link 4. Make sure you have an available USB Flash Disk that has a capacity of 4GB or higher. 5. Once you're done converting the Win7 DVD to an ISO file, use the tool above to convert the ISO file into a USB installer.
This will only work if your hard drive is properly detected. Bootmgr error means 2 things, either the hard drive is not detected or corrupted windows installation.
Hope this helps!

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A problem occurred when windows tried to activate. Error Code 0xC004F063. the Software Licensing servies reported that the computer BIOS is missing a required license.

I can tell you why you are getting this error. How to fix it depends on the reason you are getting this error.
Windows software licensing means that a copy of Windows is only valid for a Single PC. As part of the installation process the Licence key is linked to the motherboard of the PC.
The error is telling you that the Licence key you have for Windows has been activated and linked to a specific Computer B IOS. You can re-activate it on that computer, you cannot install it on another computer.
There are 3 reasons you can be getting this error
  • You have changed the motherboard or the BIOS chip in your machine and you are re-installing Windows. The Licence will not be accepted and this breaks MS licensing agreement.
  • You are trying to re-use an existing Windows Licence on a different machine - Not allowed using a OEM (operator installed) version of Windows.
  • You have reinstalled Windows on your machine using a different installation disc - this can cause confusion when re-installing an OEM version of the software. e.g. Dell branded OEM Windows will only install to Dell machines.
Assuming the licence is valid for the machine and the Motherboard you need to Contact your machine provider to get a valid installation disc - they may well charge for this service.

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My compaq presario v4000 does not support windows vista properly and responds very slowly i want to upgrade it to windows 7 but every time it gives an error of your system cannot be upgraded...

your system bios should be upgrade first. Find bios upgrade software from your laptop vendor's website. upgrade bios first then install Win 7.

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I have been using windows Vista for about 2 months and I shut the computer one night and now it states the validation code is invalid

If, when you try to activate Windows Vista on a computer that was obtained from an OEM, you experience one one of the following symptoms. Error message 1
Error Code: Invalid Volume License Key
Error message 2
Error Code: 0xC004F059
Description: The Software Licensing Service reported that a license in the computer BIOS is invalid.
You receive the following error message:
Error Code: 0xc004f035
The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated with a Volume license product key. Volume licensed systems require upgrading from a qualified operating system. Please contact your system administrator or use a different type of key. Article KB94962 will help you. If the following error code or error message appears when users try to activate Windows Vista The activation key You typed is invalid This TechNet thread may prove to be of help. If you face Volume Activation error codes on Windows Vista-based computers, KB938450 will help you troubleshoot them.If, when you try to activate Windows Vista on a computer that was obtained from an OEM, you experience one one of the following symptoms.
Error message 1
Error Code: Invalid Volume License Key
Error message 2
Error Code: 0xC004F059
Description: The Software Licensing Service reported that a license in the computer BIOS is invalid.
You receive the following error message:
Error Code: 0xc004f035
The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated with a Volume license product key. Volume licensed systems require upgrading from a qualified operating system. Please contact your system administrator or use a different type of key.
If the following error code or error message appears when users try to activate Windows Vista
The activation key You typed is invalid
This TechNet thread may prove to be of help.

If you face Volume Activation error codes on Windows Vista-based computers..

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Error code 0xc004f063 Bios Licensing software

“Issues relating to the Windows Vista Software Protection Platform - Non-Genuine dialog boxes, validation problems, or Software Licensing Services messages.”

If the information/help below does not work, repost your question in the above Forum.

Activation FAQs at above link.

1. Click Start, and in the Search box type: slui.exe 4
2. Press ENTER on your Keyboard
3. Select your Country.
4. Take the Phone Activation option, and hold on for a real person.


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