My notebook keeps on saying press F1 for Ibm Bios setup utility and under that it says press F12 for to choose temporary boot device and when i dont click anything it goes to this black screen and words apear like oak technolgy and mscdex.exe and stuff like that so can anyone help me get to the main screen that would be helpfull
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Re: my notebook wont start up
Have you ever been able toboot this machine? Sounds like you have a corporate machine which is configured to boot with several options. If that's the case, you should re-load windows. Get back to me if that's the case.
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Go to bios setup and see if the unit is detecting the hard disc drive...it should be on the first page of bios...if it does "see" the hard disc, then get out of setup and go to F12. (you will need your operating system disc for this next step). Choose to boot from the cd. It may ask you if you are sure you want to do this. The operating system will ask you what you want to do. Select the option from the list. It may ask you if you want to repair the installation...select this option if avail....if not, depending on which O/S you have , you may be able to reload the system without losing what you have stored on the computer. If at anytime it asks you to reformat the hard disk..you don't want to do this as this will erase everything on the hard disk drive. Now, if the computer does not "see" the hard disk in the BIOS menu, then your hard drive may have failed and you will need to obtain a new one and reload it with the O/S and all software you want...unfortunately...if the hard disc is bad then you will have lost all info on it...there are some data recovery services out there...but they can be expensive(depending on how important your data is).
I received an IBM laptop with same issue a few months back. The error message due to the drained out CMOS RTC (coin-cell battery), which retains and other BIOS settings. The system is OK and all you have to do is to get the CMOS/RTC battery replaced by the a professional. Good Luck! CreativeTECH
This is caused by the small battery inside that keeps the time and date for the computer. If it is dead, you get the message you refer to. Sometimes they are easy to change, sometimes it is quite a hassle. If you go to setup, you can change the time and date for that session, but the next time it will be off again.
You probably need to replace the BIOS battery. This battery is small and on the inside of the laptop connected to the motherboard. It stores the BIOS settings, date and time. If this battery becomes worn out then it will cause your issue.
First try and press F1. Navigate to the last tab and select to restore defaults, then save and exit. If the computer boots up fine but the next time you use it the same message appears then you need a new BIOS battery.
Alternatively your HDD may be damaged if it cannot find a boot device. Check your HDD is recognised on the boot menu by pressing F12, select it and press enter and your OS should boot.
Hope this helps,
The cpu looking for a file or driver so go to F1 and click on F10 and exit and see what will happen?If that did not work restart the computer and keep clicking on F8 tell you get a new menu asking you to select one of the followings, one of them safe mode, or last know good configurations, etc.Select last know good startup.
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When the IBM Setup Utility program prompt is displayed, quickly press F1.
The prompt is displayed for only a short time.
if you dont see the prompt, tap F1 repeatedly as the computer starts. If it says "starting windows" you've let it go too far and will have to restart again and repeat the process to get into the bios