As SOON as you press the Power On button, start tapping on the DELete key.
Tap in 2 second intervals.
You may hear beeps. This is a Stuck Key Error Beep. (Or beeps)
Ignore the beeps.
You will now be in the BIOS Setup utility.
The BIOS program is made by Phoenix.
It is Version NSF03.P0
Release date - 07/28/2004http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2170#specs
Scroll the page down a little, until you come to the bold heading -
EMachines Desktop Replacement Notebook Specs
Scroll down until you see the sub-heading - Detailed specs
Left-click on - Click here to See appendix for detailed specs
Now look under the bold heading - DMI, and [ BIOS ]
When you are in the BIOS Setup utility, you CANNOT use your mouse
anymore. You have to use your Keyboard.
At the top of the BIOS Setup utility you will see headings;
Main, Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, and Exit.
The BIOS Setup utility automatically opens to the Main screen.
Use the Right Arrow key, and stop on the - Boot - tab
What is listed is a Boot Order.
In the list of the Boot Order are Boot Devices.
What is at the TOP is the first boot device the laptop will boot from.
1) CD-ROM Drive
2) Removable Devices
3) Hard Drive
Having CD-ROM Drive at the top allows you to install a different Operating System, that the laptop did not have from the factory.
ALSO; Windows DOES NOT like to be written over, with a lesser operating system, or the SAME version of operating system.
Trying to install Windows 98SE, on a Windows computer that has Windows XP on it.
Trying to install Windows XP, on a Windows computer that has Windows XP already on it.
Using CD-ROM Drive as the first boot device, will allow you to install what you wish.
[ Doesn't work for installing Windows XP over Windows Vista. There is a special procedure ]
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