accessing BIO help

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by iceni, Dec 15, 2005.

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  1. iceni

    iceni Guest

    hi, can you tell me how to access the BIOS of an old PC? i don't know which BIOS make it is. it's running Win98 and the delete, F1 and F2 keys haven't done it. when it boots it says something about Norton loading then it loads. thanks.
     
  2. iceni

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  3. Global Force

    Global Force Guest

    Puter model would have helped buddy! :D


    *Hot* solution authored by "Joe" @ annoyances ....


    GF
     
  4. Global Force

    Global Force Guest

    *Hot* solution meaning it worked for most in the thread. ;)

    GF
     
  5. iceni

    iceni Guest

    hi, nothing works. i want to boot from a cd :mad: then i can put a different OS on it.

    i don't understand your hot solution, it says hold down the function key and F8, which function key?
     
  6. Global Force

    Global Force Guest

    You mean there's no Fn key? :eek: Make and model Ice? ;)

    GF
     
  7. Global Force

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  8. iceni

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  9. Global Force

    Global Force Guest

    I'll look into it right away Ice. I the meantime maybe you could force setup by overloading the keyboard buffer?
    Boot with the mouse and keyboard disconnected.

    GF
     
  10. iceni

    iceni Guest

    thanks, GF i realised i wasn't rebooting correctly when pressing Ctrl/Alt/Del. doing that kept on missing POST. i turned it off using the on/off button instead :D

    now when i tap F1 i get to the configuration/setup utility, is that the BIOS? i don't see any drive booting options o_O
     
  11. Global Force

    Global Force Guest

    Correct! :cool: F1 held down during power-on would also work as per my reading's. Something additional I've perused spoke of PARALLEL PORT SETUP, accessed by selecting DEVICES and I/O PORTS. Input as follow's:

    • Set the Base I/O Address to: 0378h
    • Set the Mode to: Extended
    • Set Extended Mode to: EPP

    Are you viewing something similar? This a desktop or laptop? Internal or external drive?


    GF
     
  12. Global Force

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  13. iceni

    iceni Guest

    thanks GF i found it! it was the DEVICES and I/O PORTS option. that took me to IDE Drves Setup. i'll see if i can get it to change the boot options now, i had a look but it doesn't really say anything about boot order still.

    the first thing it does, before POST, is load a pre-boot Norton scan. i think i'll uninstall it. :)
     
  14. iceni

    iceni Guest

    i just put a CD in the drive and it's broken, so it's never going to boot from it. i might open it up and have alook inside to see if it looks OK. thanks for all the help. :)
     
  15. Global Force

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  16. iceni

    iceni Guest

    thanks, GF. i have got two 300 GLs here :eek: and the second one is working fine. i'd like to take the second DVD player from the working one and put it in the broken one while i install a new OS, but i'm not too sure it would be appreciated, especially if i end up braking them both :D

    i think i'll go and read the newspaper.
     
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