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IBM system BIOS problem?

Q: IBM system BIOS problem?

Hello brothers .iam using p4 ibm system i have a problem when iam starting my computer when i start my system it shows a problem . Security kyboard is locked and when iam pressing f1 or f2 its not working and computer is hanging what to do plz help me iam very worry

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A: IBM system BIOS problem?

At what point is the computer stopping? During BIOS, after BIOS whilst loading Windows, or once Windows is loaded?

Please walk us through what happens after you press the power button.

Was the PC previously running fine, or is this a new computer you have just purchased? Also, can you recall anything you might have done immediately prior to this happening, if it was working previously?
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A:Boot Issue BIOS-WindowsBootManager-System Recovery problem

I would reinstall to an MBR disk after removing EFI Boot Disk from BIOS Boot order.

Set DVD drive first to boot, boot into DVD Command Line to run Diskpart Clean Command followed by the command "Convert MBR" and "Exit".

Then install Win7 following these same steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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No luck...

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Any ideas?

thanks. Nitay

A:RAID/SCSI controller problem after BIOS update and re-imaging the system drive

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A:Problems with Nvidia gpu post BIOS system BIOS update.


Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

Please navigate to:

Start> Control panel> Swith to icon view> device manager.
Look under "Display Adapters"

Is the Nvidia GPU listed there? If so are there any yellow symbols etc?


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A:Solved: system BIOS and video BIOS shadowed

Did you mark this "Solved"?

It sounds like you need a new CMOS battery.
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A:HP Notebook System Bios System Update (Intel Processors) Fai...

Hi @WildFan?, Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, I can give you the links to the downloads. HP Notebook System BIOS Update (Intel Processors)Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver  Hope the helps.
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A:Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

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A:Lenovo 3000 N200 : System BIOS shadowed / Video BIOS shadowed

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

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A:Mouse Not Detected, bios problem? Can't even get INTO bios on boot

Most likely a bad mouse, or a bent mouse pin, or you are using one of those wireless mouse units, or a cheap usb mouse.

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A:Need help with system bios

After changing the motherboard you must reinstall Windows.

Otherwise all the old drivers will simply corrupt the new chipset operations.
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A:system bios

If theres a problem that calls for flashing or updating the BIOS it has to be done correctly. if youve never done it before i would have someone who has do it for you because if its not done right you will be left with a computer thats going to be nothing more than an expensive paperweight.if there is no new update for the BIOS then nothing more can be done anyway.ive never encountered problems with directX failures so ill let someone else help you on that one.
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A:System BIOS

when the system boots it will tell you what key to push to get into setup/bios.
del, esc, f2 and it varies form one computer to another.

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A:System Bios

Um, I don't think this is quite the right forum for your question. Development is like programming. Making software. But, I'll help you anyway. To enter the BIOS:

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A:System goes black on bios

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When you first turn on the machine-Press the Delete key until the BIOS appears.
Remember - changing BIOS settings can cause issues that may require a reset to the Default (opriginal) state of the machine.

Please provide us with the full spec's for your machine (motherboard, make and model of unit, etc.) This makes helping you so much easier.
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A:system disabled at bios

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A:System hangs after BIOS

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@wub901 , Hello and thank you for posting on the HP support forums.  So that I can better assist you please check out this link. Advice for asking the "Very Best Question" When you post back could you please give me an example of what you are referring too. Are you trying to get rid of your internet history? The BIOS is just a set of instructions for basic input output operations.  It does not store or keep track of files, locations or history of any kind. The only thing I can think of you are meaning is from this link. Viewing BIOS Event Logs Now some BIOS have a tab that will let you go in and clear this log but if there is no tab then there is no option.   What would you need to clear the log for? If you are having hard ware issues or bios issues and only if you are having issue then you can refresh or flash your bios. Here are a couple links  for you to check out. Restoring the BIOS Updating the BIOS Thank you again for posting.  I hope to hear back from you soon. Have a great day.
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A:System BIOS update is available.

BEFORE you make any changes, you should look through the BIOS utilities and confirm there is a way to (1) save off the current working BIOS, and (2) restore from that saved BIOS if the update goes badly. Updating a BIOS is always risky -- as I found out when I did a routine update to my Gigabyte board and it crashed. Since I was able to restore it from the saved BIOS, I was OK.

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A:No bios!? Or operating system

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OS Name - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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OS Manufacturer - Microsoft Corporation
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System Type - X86-based PC
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SMBIOS Version - 2.2

Edit: If I am not in the proper forum and need to be moved to one such as Device Drivers, then I apologize and hope this thread will be moved.

A:Bios and system updates

whats the problem your having. if it ant broke dont fix it
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A:Bios password system disable

@Mbc9 Enter  34778109 Regards, DP-K
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A:system hangs and bios reset

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A:Need bios and firmware for older HP system

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A:Bios password System disabled

Hi, Enter  35990264 Regards, DP-K
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Is this not quite dangerous, nutrient for viruses?
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I try to update always from the external usb floppy drive or from an usb stick.

A:Flash BIOS from operating system?

You are absolutely right. I always prefer to flash with DOS from a bootable pendrive putting Windows at rest.

There are proponents who will say " I have done it a hundred times from within Windows and absolutely OK " and they will not change their stance till it happens to them.

There is always a possibility of an unknown trigger spoiling the broth when one flashes from within Windows. I have known many people bricking their machines.

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A:system disabled bios error

Hi, Enter  68875500 Regards, DP-K
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Thank you for the post.  This helped me.  I would also like to add that if you decide to uninstall all the HP junk that's preloaded, you'll also run into this issue and will have to do BIOS updates via the DOS Flash utility.  So for all you IT houses dealing with HP, do a BIOS update FIRST before uninstalling all that stuff.  Lesson hard learned.
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A:System and Video BIOS Shadowed

Hi, what makes you think that it may be a Bios virus?
List of rescue Cd's
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Use the rescue Cd on the non working pc.
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A:System board extension for PnP BIOS

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A:non bootable HD, Bios, System files, ???


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A:microsoft system management bios

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