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Problem Accessing BIOS In HP Pavilion 725n

Q: Problem Accessing BIOS In HP Pavilion 725n

A friend of mine has a HP Pavilion 725n and needs to run the recovery CD with Windows XP to start from scratch. Before he can do this, he needs to enter the BIOS so he can change the boot order of the CDROM drive and place it first in line. His HP is the same as my HP and advises you to access the BIOS by pressing the F1 key when the blue HP logo screen appears. He has attempted this several times with no luck. I had him insert the recovery CD, shut down his computer, wait 30 seconds, then restart it, but Windows loaded and bypassed the recovery CD.

What got this problem started was a friend of his who attempted to bypass the password log-in screen to use his computer. It screwed things up so bad that Windows XP would no longer load. An attempt to revert to a previous good configuration didn't work. He finally contacted a computer technician that he knows. She worked on it for several hours and couldn't get it going, so she formatted the hard drive and installed Windows ME. He doesn't like Windows ME and wants Windows XP back.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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hello, i have an hp that is about 7 years old. it just started freezing about a year ago. the stats of this are, 512mb of ram with 2x256, and 80gb of memory. it can be on for about 2 or 3 hours on average without freezing and then i have to wait about 2 hours to go back on it again.there are no viruses on the computer and i know this because i am running mcafee. thanks for your time and please reply.
 

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A friend of mine has an emergency. He just called me and advised that the mouse and keyboard on his HP Pavilion 725n quit working.

When he started up the computer(which has Windows XP Home Edition) this morning, it went through the normal startup process until it reached the screen where you have to type in the log-in password. He then discovered that the mouse arrow was frozen on the screen and that the keyboard would not type anything.

He checked both PS/2 connections and restarted several times, both in normal mode and safe mode, but still no luck. He is also unable to access the BIOS, even when pressing F1 during startup. Selecting "Last known good configuration" didn't work either.

I've been to the HP site for that model, and all it suggests is to reinstall the mouse and keyboard drivers. Since he can't get logged in to Windows because of the frozen mouse and keyboard, that doesn't work either.

Any suggestions?
 

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Hello everyone,
 
   Just so you have a little bit of info on what is going on. My uncle has a co worker who purchased a gateway all in one zx4250g from a pawned shop. everything was fine, she was using the computer and her nieces was using it as well to play games. I am assuming one or the other might have turned off the computer incorrectly, since the boot file is now corrupt. She asked if I wold fix it for her which normally wouldn't be a problem. I have a windows 8 computer also and have already created a usb boot and repair for it. However, upon attempting to go into bios I found that it is password protected. I am assuming the previous owner might have password protected the bios. I have already tried the standard passwords such as password, admin, owner, cmos, administrator, etc. I have been doing some reading and found some articles speaking of getting the hash code and finding the password this way. Is there anyway of doing this? I know I could flash the bios, but I am still learning, so I did not want to attempt this yet. Is there anyway of getting the hash code, or a work around to gain access to the bios? I cannot boot via usb or disk right now.

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well if your comfortable taking the computer apart you can take out the CMOS for about 10 min and that should reset the password. well atleast get rid of the password

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I have a hp/compaq d330 ut Desktop running XP, And I can't seem to access the BIOS menu.I tried the F1 key on startup, as the unit is pre 2006, also tried the F10 key, and can't seem to get to the Bios menu no matter what I try. I also pushed the CMOS reset button on the Mother Board just in case. Still no luck. Any ideas?
 

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Hi, new to this site, it appears to have a wealth of information on it, good job.

I just installed a new hard drive, but have been unable to access the BIOS to set it as the primary boot device (i just copied everything from current drive).

I cannot access the BIOS because my USB controllers are disabled during the boot phase. Also, I do not have a PS/2 keyboard at my college, nor does anyone in my dorm (nor an adapter).

So my question is; Can I enable the USB Legacy Controller without going into the BIOS, or, Can I change the primary boot device without going into the BIOS?

Thank you for your help

A:Accessing BIOS Problem

Hi and welcome to TSF.
First, you cannot just copy files from your system drive to another drive and expect it to work. Second, you will need a PS/2 keyboard to enter BIOS. It's unfortunate you are not close as I must have half a dozen knocking about. Third, you can change the boot order of your drives if they are PATA drives by setting the jumpers accordingly, but not if they are SATA drives. You don't say which. The only way I know of getting out of your predicament is by making a clone of your system drive to the other drive. You can then change the boot order using a floppy disc.

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Hi i have a problem with my hp notebook 2000 once i try to access bios it prompts me to enter the administrator password.After three unsuccessful trials it indicates system disabled code 68837654

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Please try this Password :  77795290               Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hi my Notebook developed problems with the keyboard, letters like m, c and the shift key not working. Then boot up started to take a lot of time, now some 20 mins, but it can still boot OK. I am in the process of trying to upgrade the BIOS but I can't get to the BIOS screen (power on with esc held, power on with f2 or f10 continually pressed not working) to get the information that is needed in the upgrade process. What can I do?

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Ok, i'm working on a friends pc, he has a whole bunch of crap on it, viruses, spyware...ect.. I told him I would fix it now the problem is, I want to format the hard drive and put XP back on it. The problems are, the cd rom is broke, so I am using the dvd drive, and the floppy is broke. I put my XP cd in and it dosnt boot, I know its bootable. So I was going to edit the bios but when the computer boots, most computer say press [f whatever here] to go to bios. Well his just goes automaticly to boot from hd after showing the HP logo stuff. No bios. Any ideas?

Please reply,
Thanks
 

A:Bios problem with HP Pavilion 7966

arieder said:

Ok, i'm working on a friends pc, The problems are, the cd rom is broke,, and the floppy is broke. Any ideas?

Please reply,
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time to get a new computer. they are cheap enough nowadays.
Manuals for that computer can be found here. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&cc=us&product=67009

here is the help page for that computer.http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?lc=en&product=67009&cc=us&dlc=en&#

to get to bios, you have to tap F8 upon booting to enter it.
 

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I didn't know where to post this but here it goes.
 
I have a older desktop from a relitive I finnaly started up and got what you see in the pic.
I tried pluging in differant key boards and I could not do anything, The keyboard would not even turn on. 
 
At one point the pc did work and ran on windows vista.
I think it is ether the bios or a hard drive crash, but I really have no clue.
thank you in advance.

A:Hp pavilion a4600f bios problem

Pressing F9 will let you perform hardware diagnostics on the computer.

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I'm having a very unpleasant problem, I decided to help out a friend with his hp pavilion, he wanted an upgrade from win me to win xp pro, the machine wouldn't even boot properly (taking an hour to get to the desktop because it was so full of junk) so instead of fooling around with it, i stuck a 3 1/2 floppy in with an ME start up disk and did the fdisk thing but didn't format yet. i did this later on though, it would not install now when i boot up, it gives an error message about the time not being correct and that's it, it won't go any farther, oh, and I left the battery off over night hoping it would reset the cmos, now when i go to the bios setup to try and correct the problem it responds to the keyboard commands for about 7-10 seconds then just quits responding altogether, it doesn't give me time to set the time/clock or anything,it just freezes up and I don't know how else to clear the cmos settings, the hp site tells me there are no jumper settings, what does a guy do, I don't want to buy my friend a computer for this, thinking that i may have screwed up something. any ideas, clear cmos settings, etc?????
 

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Hi i'd like to restore a previous bios to my computer or have support help me with getting it to support ACPI devices. I bought a GDC Beast and a GTX graphics card, plugged it in to my mini-pci slot and tried to boot, was greeted by a blue screen that said this bios is not ACPI Compliant, so which bios would I need to use to make the error go away and boot using my graphics card? The current bios file is sp77491.exe and it hasnt been updated since 2016.Thanks for your help. 

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Does anyone know how to access the BIOS (cmos setup screen) on a Compaq Presario 4716. I've tried every F key, Delete, etc., etc. I have installed a new hard drive and need to access BIOS. Thanks to anyone that can help.
 

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You have to do it at the right time, for a Compaq it's generally when the little square box appears in the upper right-hand corner. Most Compaq's use F10 (I have an old puter which uses ctrl+alt+esc).

Hang in there - someone may come along with the exact answer you need.
 

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I keep trying to access the bios when I boot up by hitting the delete key but nothing happens. Is there another way?
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PIII - 800 MHz - 133 FSB
Windows 98 SE
Maxtor 80 G 7200 RPM HD
512 MB RAM
 

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Can anyone tell me how to access the bios in windows 2000 professional? I have tried F10 , F4, F12? Any suggestions ?
 

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Try DEL key during bootup.
 

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Hi,

I have an HP 7200N computer, athlon amd 3200 processor, running XP. I can't access my bios, I've tried all of the F keys and delete key. Any advice? Could it be a bad keyboard? Thanks.

Lori
 

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I know most "user friendly" systems tell you in plain sight how to access BIOS when it is booting. Well a friend of mine got a Dell Optiplex 5100, that has the boot sequence set-up where it checks all three drives (3.5 floppy, CD-Rom, IOMEGA Zip).

He is wanting me to change the boot sequence to where the zip drive is not checked when the PC is booting. The only way I know that is possible is by accessing the boot sequence in BIOS.

Just my question is how do I get into the BIOS to make that change.
 

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Hi guys,
I m trying to access the BIOS setup utility on my pc to disable secure boot
but when i press F8 or any key i get this-

 
instead of this-

 
Any help would be appreciated,
Thanks.

A:Help accessing BIOS

Hi,
The BIOS interface on both pics are for different bioses. So there is nothing wrong in the displayed interface..
You have a legacy type interace in both pics. There are many which even supports advanced gui and mouse integration!

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I am trying to access the BIOS on a Compaq deskpro machine. Tried all the F keys, del key, but no joy. Any ideas please?
 

A:accessing the BIOS

Reboot the machine. When the company name, Compaq, displays in big red letters on the screen, a cursor should appear in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Press F10, and instead of booting normally, you should see the setup screen for the Compaq's BIOS.

Some Compaq machines have F12 as a BIOS setup key. If F10 doesn't work for you, it's worth a try. Another suggestion is Ctrl + F10 for newer models.
 

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Can you view the info in the BIOS without having to reboot. I'd like to check the CPU temp on occasion without having to shutdown the computer. Any suggestions?
 

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I have a Toshiba Laptop with no OS. I have tried to install the factory settings that came with the CD, but there is no OS installed. Somehow the OS has been completely removed. When I try to access the BIOS I find it is password protected, and I have no idea what the password is. Anyone know how to override the password, or otherwise gain access to the BIOS?

Any and all help will be very appreciated.

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Hi and welcome to TSF

We are sorry to hear about your problems, but there is nothing we can do due to the forum rules on password help:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/rules.php

BG

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sorry I'm not really sure where to post this, hope this is the right place.

My friend has a computer that was built by her stepfather, he bypassed having "Press F2 or anyother button to access BIOS" at boot. Is there another way of getting to the BIOS? That's the only way I know how to do it...

What I'm trying to do is determine what kind of RAM the PC takes and the mobo make and model because her RAM needs updated pretty badly... any other help is appreciated. I'm trying to avoid opening her up. Thanks!
 

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I have a system that uses a USB keyboard. There is no PS/2 port on the motherboard. I need to access the BIOS but the keyboard is not recognized until after windows is loaded.

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Hello, I just instelled my windows 7 on Toshiba laptop, and now I cant access BIOS...how can I acces UEFI BIOS if I have windows 7?

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I'd like to configure my BIOS so the computer will boot from a recovery Disk (Norton Ghost), but tapping the F1 key during bootup hasn't brought up the BIOS for about 6 months (nor, for that matter have the F8 and F10 keys brought up Safe Mode and Restore, either). Anything I can do? I changed the CMOS battery, but that hasn't helped.
 

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Im currently running vista 32 bit home premium, i had ddr2 pc2-5300 RAM 3gb, but I upgraded to pc2-8500 ep 4gb, the manual it came with states i need to change my dram timing and voltage settings in the bios software and i dont know how to access it. i have an HP desktop m8330f, quad-core 2.2ghz phenom. please help

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Download / Install BIOS update here:M2N68-LA Motherboard BIOS Update (version 5.13 8/2008)Click Start , and then click Shut Down .Select Restart , and then click OK .When the first screen appears, press F1 to enter the BIOS Setup.To exit the BIOS setup screen, press F10 , select Yes , and then press the Enter key.

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I have a acer aspire one notebook D257-13404 :confused and am unable to install os due to not being able to acess bios to change drive to read cause password was forgotten and was not able to access by using acer passwords either. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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sorry no password help, please read the rules before posting again


Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

All I can suggest is taking it to an authorised Acer repair centre, who can reset the bios for you, after checking if it is listed as stolen or lost etc
 

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Hello, I have recently upgrade my HP 8300 Small Form Factor Desktop from WIndows 7 to Window 10. I need to access my system in BIOS and  have  had trouble do so. I need to acces my system BIOS in order to enable Intel VT-x so I can create a Virtual Ubuntu 12.04.5 using VMWare Workstation. Here Is what I Know: -My system does not have UEFI settings when I restart the computer while holding shift then go to "Trouble Shooting > Advance Options.- Pressing Keys like esc, F1, F2,F9 - F12 do not take me to the BIOS. Instead they take me to the following menu;------Esc: Start Up Menu------F2: HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI------F9: Please Select Boot Device Menu------F10:  Hewlett - Packard Computer Set Up------F11: System Recovery-My BIOS mode is Legacy according to my system info application.- I have an Intel Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU running at 3.4 GHz  My questions are:1. What course of action should I take to access MY BIOS to enable Intel VT-x?2. I'm considering flashing the system BIOS due to the Legacy BIOS mode.  Am I wrong?3. Is there any other way to enable Intel VT-x without accessing BIOS? If anyone can help I will greatly appreciated. Thank You!     

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I have an ASUS netbook running Windows 7 starter. I want to put Linux on it, but I am not able for some reason to access the BIOS. Is there any particular reason you can't access the BIOS from Windows 7 starter? Could there be any other reasons why the normal method of accessing the BIOS doesn't work? If so is there any way round them?

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When you first turn the pc on, do you see a prompt to "Press XXX to enter setup"?

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I followed many guides to get to the Bios but at the end i get to this screen  where i can't find what i want, which is to enable vt... i would like to find my way to bios settings and any help is greatly apreciated thanksenglish aint my main language so sorry for bad english                           

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Hi all,

I dropped my laptop recently which caused the HDD to fail. I bought a new one, installed it, changed the boot order in BIOS to a USB and seemingly successfully reinstalled Windows. Following this I went back into BIOS to have it boot from the new HDD, but like an idiot, accidentally selected the optical drive as the first boot drive.

Since then, whenever I started the machine I got a message saying Operating System not Found. This would just repeat when I hit F2 to access BIOS and I have not been able to get into BIOS since then (F2 was always the way to do it).

I have now put Windows onto a DVD and put that in the disc drive. The laptop does indeed try to boot from this, and starts to install Windows, but I still cannot access BIOS. F2 does nothing, and when press F12 I get the same Operating System Not Found message.

The other change I made in BIOS was from Legacy back to UEFI (which was the original setting).

If anyone has any thoughts I would be most grateful. Do I need to reset BIOS via the CMOS battery? Seems hard to do on a laptop.

M

A:Issue accessing BIOS after installation

Even if the dvd drive is listed 1st, it should still bypass that when there`s nothing in the drive and go to the next bootable device (your hard drive) you may have another issue.

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Hello guys, my bios does not support my hard disk "quantum fireball", How i can detect it, infact partition system of my hard disk has been damaged, or is there a way that i can repair it.
thanks.
 

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Go here http://www.maxtor.com/en/index.htm and d/load the diognostic and repair tools for your drive.Maxtor has the tools for Quantum drives. Go into bios and in the cmos setup you can change your drive detection to auto, save and exit, and see if it detects the drive then.
 

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my ps2 keyboard failed to work i proved that the ps2 port is faulty. i purchased a usb keyboard and put it in the usb port. it was detected by widows xp but will not operate on bootup. it will work after the pc has booted. this means i cannot access the bios during bootup. how can i access the bios after the pc has booted up without having to reload windows xp?
 

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Hi I have a three year old i5 64 bit z580 running windows 10. The fan seems to have stopped working and the laptop overheating. When I run the dust removal the fan still does not work. I have inspected it and can spin it mannually and it isnt dirty. It doesnt spin at all though not even on boot up - i have turned it on with the bottom cover off so definitely not spinning. I have run Speedfan which doesnt show any info on the fan and Im not getting any error messages so I decided to look at bios and see if I could see any issue. However this doesnt seem possible. The onekey facility wont work while running or from boot up even after removing battery and holding in the power button. None of the function keys access it. The settings, recovery etc way into the uefi bios settings will reboot then offer to access bios before booting as normal. I have tried all this with the quick boot options turned off too. 

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Hey guys,

First off apologies if this is in the wrong part of the forums. Long story short I recently bought a new Graphics card, hardware install is fine, windows and Radeon settings recognise it's installed however I need to set my PC to use my new GPU as opposed to my existing integrated graphics in BIOS. Unfortunately I can't seem to access it at all by going through the regular means. I've turned off fast start, however Win10 STILL boots up too fast for me to hit any of the F keys or esc to access the menu. Any ideas would be appreciated

Cheers, Dave

A:Accessing Legacy BIOS windows 10

Hello Dave, and welcome to Ten Forums.

That's ok. You can boot directly to your UEFI firmware settings from within Windows 10.

UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 10

Afterwards, you could disable Fast Boot.

Fast Boot - Enable in UEFI Firmware Settings for Windows 8 and 10

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My GTS 8800 (640 mb) from gigabyte is overheating (apparently) and freezing my computer at around 55-60 C... I know that th card can handle more heat, and I'm wondering if there's any program that could allow me to access the Nvidia bios and turn up the shutoff temp?

Also, if anyone else has a similar (8800 640mb) card, then could you tell me the temps it runs at? thanks.
 

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I recently purchased an Asus N56VJDH71 laptop. The laptop came preinstalled with the abomination known as Windows 8. I am trying to change the boot order so the laptop will boot from my Windows 7 disk. To do this I need to access BIOS. I have tried most of the standard key combinations, F1, F2, F8, F12, Insert, Delete, but I cannot seem to access BIOS.

I even contact Asus Tech support by phone but their representatives are a special kind of useless. They would not provide me a straight answer to this question. Does anyone else have Asus laptops? Do they know how to access BIOS.

Update: I have half solved this problem. There is a rather convoluted procedure listed here http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/709605-need-help-asus-n56vz-rh71-cant-enter-bios.html that enables me to access BIOS. Still, this is something I should be able to access upon booting, I should not be going through the operating system just to access BIOS. If something ever went seriously wrong with my computer, I may never be able to fix it if the only way to access BIOS is listed above.
 

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Can anyone tell me how to get to the BIOS
 

A:{Solved} accessing BIOS on a compaq presario

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I hope I am posting in the correct place, though I am not even sure that anyone will be able to help me. I had let someone borrow an old laptop of mine for an indefinite amount of time. I recently got it back and it seems that while this person had it they ran system recovery, made themselves the administrator, & password protected Windows. In addition to them supposedly not remembering the password, the screen is completely busted. I cannot access BIOS to change the boot order so that I could reinstall. I'm hooked up to an external monitor, but nothing appears on it until Windows is loaded.  Is there any way to work around this short of replacing the screen? I'm not certain that's what I want to do as I do have a newer PC and not a lot of disposable money, but there are some children I know that could get some use out of it. Any help would be appreciated.

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G'day guys!

I just downloaded that game " We Happy Few" which requires 512MB of dedicated video RAM?
I saw a video on how to increase that, but as mentioned in the title, my laptop screen is broken and I'm only using this laptop with a 42 inch LCD connected by a VGA cord.

How can I change my dedicated video ram without resetting the computer, or at least maintaining the second screen during a restart?
 

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i replaced the au31 motherboard, i cleared cmos like the manual said to. and i still can't access the bois
 

A:Problems accessing BIOS for au31 motherboard

If you are using a USB keyboard, try switching to a PS/2 keyboard.
 

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how do i access the bios on a intel 815 chip set???
 

A:accessing bios on a intel 815i mo board

Try "Delete" during POST
 

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How do i access my bios menu options for dv4-1225dx laptop?  I am not seeing any of the usual hit f2 for set-up, hit del for bios etc..  Anyone have an answer?   Thanks for your time and help     -James-

A:Accessing BIOS Menu on Start Up Dv4-1225dx

To start the Setup Utility:Open the Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the ?Press the ESC key for Startup Menu? message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10.? or ?1. Open the Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the ?Press the ESC key for Startup Menu? message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press esc.2. When the Startup Menu is displayed, press f10. Refer the following weblink for more information:http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01597750.pdf

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Hello all,

I've read a lot of similar threads, all of which either failed to work for me, took me to the incorrect screen(s), or were way over my head in computer terminology. I am trying to find a way to alter my BIOS and increase the Dedicated VRam for my Graphics Card so that I can meet the Recommended requirements to run The Elder Scrolls Online MMO. Here's where my problem starts:

I am unable to find the correct key or key combination to access my BIOS files. I am able to access the Boot Menu via pressing the DELETE key, and the CMOS menu by repeatedly pressing the Space Bar. The former menu is blatantly incorrect, and the latter menu does not give me the ability to change what it is I'm looking for (or anything to do with the memory, for that matter, save voltage and frequency). What's more, there is NO "Press this key for Setup" or any variation of that during my boot-up. And, yes, I've checked it frame-by-frame using a fast-paced select/deselect sequence of the Pause-Break button. It simply isn't there.

Is this a fool's quest? Is CMOS the best I can manage with my current computer? My current desktop specs are listed in my profile section - I added them immediately to ease this process. My computer is barely a 2 year old, and it set me back over $1100 when I had it made; I would hate to have to start over so soon!

If anyone can help me with this, please, do so. I'm no programmer, by far, but I am capable of following detailed instructions, so ... Read more

A:Difficulties Accessing BIOS to Alter Dedicated VRam

I don't think Nvidia GTS 450 is an on-board GPU, and I can't see anything in motherboard support site either. You won't find any way to change dedicated memory in BIOS.

Check your motherboard manual's BIOS section for which key to press to enter BIOS.

You can just get a newer GPU like GTX960 which will be a good upgrade. But I will let others to comment.

Edit: By the way, these are the minimum requirement for Elder Scrolls Online





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Minimum System Requirements
Operating System: Windows XP 32-bit
Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
Memory: 2GB System RAM
Hard Disk Space: 60GB free HDD space
Video Card: DirectX 9.0 compliant video card with 512MB of RAM (NVIDIA? GeForce? 8800 / ATI Radeon™ 2600 or better)
Sound: DirectX compatible sound card



Your GPU should be able to run it. Try reducing the graphical options.

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Hi agian all,

I recently purchased a Advent 9517 laptop with vista on from pc world, when i boot and press F2 I get the bios screen up but there are no options in there for cpu tempature or memory options.. is there a way of accessing this information, reason being laptop has shut down a few times due to overheating and i wish to check the shut down temps to compare to logs.
Many thanks

A:help accessing full bios on advent vista laptop

Hello rs2ooo16valve

Have you tried removing the CMOS battery and then clearing CMOS with the
jumper set to clear for about 30 seconds, and then put it back the way it
was?

Clearing the CMOS can be done a few ways. The most common way is to use the jumper on the motherboard. This jumper has two settings. Normal and Clear. Moving the jumper to the Clear setting will erase the settings stored in CMOS. It does not remove the BIOS itself, only the user defined settings within the CMOS. When you clear the CMOS you will most likely see the error message "CMOS Checksum Error" on the next reboot. You can enter the BIOS setup at this point or before and reconfigure the settings.

Another method is to remove the CMOS battery from the system. Removing the battery is usually the second method as it may take anywhere from 15 minutes to 8 hours in order for the CMOS to loss the settings. Once the CMOS is clear, you should know by the "BIOS checksum error, press F1 to continue ", or "CMOS Checksum Error - Defaults Loaded" message at bootup.

You may also be able to clear the CMOS in some cases by forcing a system configuration change. Changing hardware, such as adding or removing a few SIMM's may cause a CMOS error and allow you to proceed to the BIOS setup.

On a few systems it may be possible to clear the CMOS by pressing the Ins key during the power up of the system. Holding the Key down may clear the CMOS and restore the defaults. This may or m... Read more

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Hi, i try since two days to reinstall win 10 on my e535. Problem is the BIOS/UEFII'm on version 2.51 (i think i updated it once because of problems with fan and battery drain)the Problem is:  cannot access bios on normal ways (presing ENTER, F1, etc) also the message, which button i have to press does not appear. I tried https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-E-and-Edge/Cannot-access-Uefi-Bios-anymore-on-E535.... After unplugging Power, battery and bios battery i can access it after the date/time error message occurs. But all changes made are not saved. (why is the solution "someotherguy" has not posted to the forum?)tried updating it to 2.52 in several ways:from win 10 with the update tool -> Blackscreen after reboot. -> unplugging Power, battery and bios battery -> 2.51 againfrom bootable CD -> after restart still version 2.51installed win 8 -> tried update tool -> same as win10contact support -> first question: bank account (btw: nice costumer support, Lenovo)hope somebody can help me.  P.S.: Yes, I can install windows by erasing the hard disk and then i can select from where to boot. But that is not a solution. I want to install Linux in parallel and therefore it would be nice to get back a working BIOS/UEFI. Hope someone can help. Thank you

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