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cmarshy201

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:tazz: I have just purchased a second hand IBM T20 laptop with no operating system on it. I installed windows XP service pack 1 onto the the laptop with no problem and everything was fine. After a couple of weeks of no problems I took the laptop to work and plugged it into the network and turned the laptop on, as normal the IBM logo appeared but then a few short beeps and an error popped up saying" ERROR 0271:check time and date settings". It then went straight onto the bios page but none of the functions on the page work, no cursor movement, can't escape etc. I don't know if connecting the laptop to the network has done this or it was just coincidence but it will not go pass the bios page.Is there a way to start in "safe mode" maybe. Any help would be gratful.
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Run the BIOS setup utility by pressing the F1 key during the boot process. Setting the date and time correctly in the BIOS should solve your problem.
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Thanks for the reply. When in the bios none of the "F" keys seem to do anything nor do the arrow keys,escape etc.
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If you can't navigate within the BIOS try replacing the CMOS battery. Some further information Here
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I will replace the CMOS battery and see what happens. Do yo know where i can get info on BIOS settings if i need them.I will let you know how i get on with new battery.Thanks Chris
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