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I need help getting BIOS working.


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Mr. Feeny

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I was in BIOS and disabled all bootable devices.

When I restart, all I get is this,

A bootalbe device has not been detected.
Please refer to the Product Guide at
http://support.intel...oards/desktops/

Anyone know how to get back to BIOS?

Edited by Mr. Feeny, 18 April 2010 - 10:08 AM.

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At post hit repeatably one of those keys "DELETE, F2, F10" to get back in your BIOS

It usually tells you if you look what key to hit "hit ???? to enter setup menu" something like that
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I appreciate your fast reply.

i still get the logo screen with (f2) for bios.

i,ve tried all those keys and ctrl+alt+del, ctrl+alt+f2 and others.
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If it is telling you to hit F2 to enter bios and when you do nothing happens try another keyboard if you have one maybe yours is not working properly if still not working then what i would suggest you to reset your cmos settings (bios setting) to default.

You do that by unplugging your power from the back, removing your battery on your motherboard and shorting you cmos jumper for a couple of minutes then reset your jumper back to the way it was put back battery and plug your power back.

This will reset your bios to its default settings and might put back your bootable devices on, please note that resetting your Bios will also put back the time and date to its original date of manufacturing so you will have to either go in the Bios (if you can now) to set the time back or do it once in windows (windows might tell you at its boot that your date is not correct).
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You may have to reset the BIOS. Check your motherboard manual for the preferred method - it will also have an illustration to help you locate the reset jumper or battery. If you don't have the manual, most are downloadable from the PC or motherboard maker's website.

Short of that, power off AND UNPLUG the computer from the wall. Open the side panel and visually inspect the interior. If full of heat trapping dust, you will need to clean it. Locate the battery on the motherboard - it should be a typical CR2032 wafer battery, about the size of a quarter. Note the polarity before removing. Touch bare metal of the case BEFORE reaching in, then carefully pry out the battery with a non-metallic prying device taking EXTREME care not to slip, and scratch the motherboard.

Take the battery to your local battery/watch/camera counter - they will have a cross-reference list, and they usually will recycle the old one.

Do not touch the new battery with your bare skin. The oils attract dust and promote corrosion. I put a clean sock over my hand. When done, double check to ensure no wire were knocked loose. Upon first boot, go directly into the BIOS Setup Menu, as prompted. Set the date and time, and check to ensure all drives are identified and the boot devices setup. Be sure to "Save and Exit" to boot normally.

Keep us posted.
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I tried another keyboard, took out the battery for a few minutes , and reset the cmos.

It's still doing the same thing.

Edited by Mr. Feeny, 18 April 2010 - 11:56 AM.

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What type of keyboards have you tried usb/wireless or PS2 (wired)?
If its usb/wireless try the PS2 type as they tend to work when your
having problems such as yours, it might be because they`re plugged
directly into your motherboard but I can`t say for sure.
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Both keyboards are ps/2.
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Ok have you got access to a usb/wireless type you can try?
Also did you follow the method described in the MB manual
to clear the CMOS as not all boards are the same, for example
some boards you must move the jumper power the system up
power the system down again & then reset the jumper to the
save data position & others you only have to move the jumper
momentarily, please post your MB details ie manufacturer &
model.
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"for example
some boards you must move the jumper power the system up
power the system down again & then reset the jumper to the
save data position"

That's what it was, feels good to be able to use BIOS again.

I appreciate everyone's help.

Thank you all.
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Is everything with your system as it should be now?

Edited by phillpower2, 19 April 2010 - 09:28 AM.

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Yea it's back to normal now.
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Congratulations on a sucessful outcome :) & thank you for allowing me to assisst you :)
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