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:) All computer must have bios right....well how do you acces it my computer doesnt seem to work with F2 :)

Edited by Canorro, 21 February 2008 - 03:43 PM.

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Either f1 or del key should get you there.
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Also, if your keyboard is wireless USB, the key-press for BIOS-access may not be recognised by the system at that point in the boot process, even though the KB works in DOS and DOS-based applications. That's true in my case. My BIOS key is 'Del', but the system doesn't recognise it if I use my wireless KB. But the 'Del' key IS recognised when I use my DOS-based Norton Ghost or use the command-line in 'true' DOS.

So to get in to the BIOS I have to plug in my old standard wired PS2 KB - good job I saved it when I got the wireless one!

Edited by pip22, 21 February 2008 - 03:22 AM.

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good point pip22, i have dealt with that myself
the system doesn't recognize a usb keyboard untill the drivers are loaded
which is after the chance to get into the bios
yeah, keep that old keyboard, it is needed
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What is the make and model of the computer? The users manual should have information on how to access BIOS Setup.

cmpm, USB keyboard access is supported by all newer computers and many of the older ones have a BIOS setting called Legacy USB support which allows USB keyboards to work all the time, even during boot, but you need to use a PS2 keyboard once to enable it (Catch22 :)).
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Either f1 or del key should get you there.

Yeah it work with del thank you all

What is the make and model of the computer? The users manual should have information on how to access BIOS Setup.

cmpm, USB keyboard access is supported by all newer computers and many of the older ones have a BIOS setting called Legacy USB support which allows USB keyboards to work all the time, even during boot, but you need to use a PS2 keyboard once to enable it (Catch22 :)).

I have ps2.
The reason i want to access bios its to set internal graphics from 64mb to 128mb(if i buy ram)Because my computer doesnt support pci express nor agp.
And does there exist a normal pci graphic card that is vista compatible?
also how can i update bios the safe way its from phoenix BIOS
Its from a emachines c2881 its motherboard is VC37GV i found it from a pdf that came with the computer i think it support flashing
this computer is from 2003 so im hopping there will be a new bios version

Edited by Canorro, 21 February 2008 - 03:31 PM.

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Ztruker

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I think you need to start separate threads for you questions as each is different.
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Ztruker,

New computer? what's that? :)

Actually I have that option in my P3's.
Never used it though and forgot about it when I needed it.

I'm running two P3's, basically the same setups except for different programs on each.
My kids have the power, newer pc's for their games.
So I had these and others and put two together with two more ready.
One 550e and a 600 processor.
The two others are one dual socket P3 with two 450's
And another with a 500 in it.
Stable computers but no good for power gaming.
Running two monitors on the one 600. both 128mb cards, one pci and one agp.

A company upgraded and I got their bones.

So anyways after a while you learn how to keep a computer clean with these old dudes.
The two main ones I use idle at about 5-10% with around 40 processes running.

More info then you asked for or needed I know.
But I have these suckers humming as bgood as possible I believe.

The programs I recommend have helped me to stay lean and mean, or at least a bit tight.

Love your input when i see it btw.
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Sorry I ask to many question its just that i like to learn a lot I guest thos 2 questions go into System building and upgrading
thx Ztruker
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