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Tecra R10-10W - CMOS battery error and next bios password error

Q: Tecra R10-10W - CMOS battery error and next bios password error

I have old Tecra R10-10W

Aftert long time in the cabinet, it say CMOS battery error and after charging can I not startup on the old system (bios) password.

How to reset the bios password and is also required replacement cmos battery and I can do it myself?

Thank...

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A: Tecra R10-10W - CMOS battery error and next bios password error

you can change cmos battery your self np,for bios pasword use google,i havet a hp mini with same problem and foundet a program that have reset with the help off error code when inserted wrong password 3 times in the row,then i used error code in the program and got password,restarted hp and inserted password now is working bp.Do i have also a old tecra and have difrend problem with it,evrithing sims to be in order but laptop wont start in first tray,after several restarsts shovs startup screen,then runing bp,if restarted again same story,needs several restarts and then is runing again,trayed with outside monitor same thing,any ideas?
here is the link for your problem and sulution: http://dogber1.blogspot.com/2009/05/table-of-reverse-engineered-bios.html

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Ok, so I bought a HP Mini Notebook for my wife. Model: 1035NR
Everything was working fine. She goes to boot it yesterday and she gets hit with a password right after the AMI bios screen. She asked me if I set the PW, I told her no and she said she didn't either.

No big deal. I take it apart and unplug the CMOS battery for about 20 minutes.
Hold the power button down for a bit to discharge any left over juice. Put it all back together and same thing.

So I tried to leave it out for over 12 hours and the same thing.
I even tried various AMI master passwords (I knew it wouldnt work, but you know how desperate we get). So now I'm stuck.

I googled it today and found various information.
Most leading me to believe I am stuck with a paperweight or will have to send it to HP to have it fixed which will run me almost what I paid for it.

So am I missing something here? Anything else I can do?
Thanks guys!
 

A:BIOS password. Unplugging CMOS battery doesn't work.

Well I can tell you that removing the battery will NOT clear a pw on a laptop. This is a security feature. Next we do not assist with pw help. This thread is now closed.
 

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/437688/intel-undi-pxe-20-screen-at-boot-up/ - Hamluis.
 
Hello all,
 
I was trying to install Windows 7 Starter from a bootable USB and I got this same error. Upon reading this threat, I found the solution. In the boot-up list in your BIOS menu, you have to remove the Atheros boot agent / LAN from the list.
It will then boot to whichever boot-ready device you've got.
 
I know this doesn't solve the entire issue of this threat, but at least it'll remove this pesky error.

A:PXE Error, CMOS Battery?

Sounds like a dying bios battery.

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I located an older mobo, an Explorer III motherboard (screen says on boot up: Award Modular Bios v4.51pg followed by P51430VX/280DM Xplorer III Bios v1.3s 9/7/97). The board appears to function fine but CMOS isn't holding the setup config. It loads the Defaults (cpu to 75MHz when it should report the value I set it at = 166MHz) The cpu is a Pentium-S @166Mhz. Since the battery holder was broken, I replaced it & added new 3V battery. The battery measures ~3.5 V but the "Error on checksum" still appears & I still get reports for "CMOS Battery Failed". So, re-heated and also removed & re-soldered the holder conn's (about 20x's) but still get the same result each time. How do I buzz out the connector? I have No diagrams of board. I would check the board with a meter if I knew where the check points were located. This board (as said in your file) performs an "auto detect" via SpeedEasy and is worth keeping since it has a low level format capability.
 

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Hello, I replaced the cmos battery today because the last one died out. After booting the computer, however, the following error appears: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device". This error didn't show up before and I didn't touch any of the hard drive cables. Any idea on how to fix this? Thank you.

A:Error after changing CMOS battery

Make sure the Power Plug from the PSU to the back of the HDD is plugged in tight as well as the SATA Data cable to the back of the HDD and the motherboard and was not accidentally unplugged during the battery change.
Start computer and boot into Setup (Bios) set the Bios to Defaults, usually by pressing the F5 key. On the Main screen of the Bios it should show all of your drives. Is your HDD listed? If it is, Go to the Boot tab of the Bios, if it's not already, move the HDD to First Boot Device. Save and Exit.

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I am readying an old PC I built (686 Cyrix 200 Mhz) to give to a brother who has never had or tried a computer but is expressing some curiosity. Long story short I discovered several issues when I powered up this PC to ready it for a car ride to Florida that is leaving soon.
1. CMOS battery/Checksum error, removed old 2032 battery
2. I also removed a non functioning primary slave Seagate HD
3. Installed new battery
4. On reboot HD was not detected, auto and user defined HD did not work, system kept reverting to 9/1/1996 date. CMOS/Checksum errors continue despite new battery. Also moved jumper on HD to reflect single drive status.
5. Swapped power supply from CD to primary master HD (Western Digital) resulting in HD being detected. Used a different power supply cable for CD resulting in CD but no HD. Removed jumper from HD completely and tried a 3rd source for power to CD which worked, HD and CD detected, continued CMOS/Checksum errors mean Plug and Play enabling in CMOS is not being retained and must be enabled through setup to continue booting.

AND with the cover off and the tight fit of swapping things in a desktop I also noticed that the CPU fan is not spinning. I am not sure when this happened, I was feeling heat on my hand all along as I manipulated cables. Good thing the cover is off. This fan is attached to the power cable I have attached to HD which meanes that it used to be piggybacking off CD drive not HD. My motherboard manual (FIC PA-2006) indicates th... Read more

A:CMOS/Checksum error continues after battery replacement

Sounds quite confusing all the things you tried.

Checklist ...

1. Is the replacement battery *fresh* (3 volts for CR2032)?
2. Reset CMOS (via jumper).
3. Go through all bios settings and check they are suitable.
a) Try selecting LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS setting first.
b) PnP Configuration Setup\Reset Configuration Data
- Set this to 'Enabled'.
4. Try reseating all components and connections.

If all else fails then its perhaps the mainboard could have been damaged by 'static' if adequate precausions were'nt taken while working on it.:blush:
 

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Hi there, firstly just want to say thank you to this forum - I'm newly registered but have followed a lot of advice here to fix machines in the past. Registering now as I need some advice of my own! Sorry for the long post, I just want to be as clear as possibly as I the computer is at my parents' house and my dad might need to run some tasks for me.
In summary:
My computer won't boot XP due to a missing/corrupted hal.dll error, which appeared after a successful boot. The machine hadn't been run for few years and the CMOS battery was flat. After setting the clock in bios it booted to XP fine, then produced error after 5mins. Puppy Linux mounted the drive but was too unresponsive to actually use. Ubuntu live cd won't mount the hard drives, giving exit code 13. My goal now is data recovery - I'll probably try to reinstall Windows or dual boot Lubuntu afterwards.
More details:
I've read lots about my error but nothing given how it appeared I need some advice as I don't want to damage the drive (I just want to recover the data before setting up a new dual boot config). Further details and steps below just in case it helps to isolate the issue, as I've read some people saying that the problem won't be with hal.dll but the boot.ini file (which I'd find odd as it did boot just like it used to). Additionally, whilst the error message said windows could not start, the message was the same when it did boot as well as when it couldn't. Is it just that the drive is still mounted in wind... Read more

A:hal.dll error after successful boot, CMOS battery flat

hal.dll is a very system specific file that is chosen from a selection of identically named files in the installer, especially for your setup, and then modified on on first run. You cannot replace hal.dll. An error with this file is one of the few instances where a reinstall is the only option.
 
Do not run chkdsk, it's likely to scramble your drive if it's not mounting properly and if there is a physical problem with the disk you may cause it to fail completely. Mounting it on another running Windows system and then copying your data over is another option that is worthwhile as Windows can sometimes handle NTFS better than Linux.
 
Failing that... you are right adding Testdisk to your list of options. That would be the next step..

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hey All           i have acer veriton T661(Q35T-AM.V:1.0A 15-V36-011010 DDR2 800) and yesterday i update my bios but now the error is "CMOS Bad"Defult setting and no windows 7 running.when i change time and date.and save.it restart and again ask me to st time and date and clear Bios sitting that i done.i also change battery.but problem is presist.Please Help please

A:Q35 BIOS CMOS BAD ERROR

pomairz89,
 
Since you can get intot he BIOS I would recommend setting it to defaults (usually by pressing F9), then update the date and time, then saving and exiting to see if that fixes it.

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hey All           i have acer veriton T661(Q35T-AM.V:1.0A 15-V36-011010 DDR2 800) and yesterday i update my bios but now the error is "CMOS Bad"Defult setting and no windows 7 running.when i change time and date.and save.it restart and again ask me to st time and date and clear Bios sitting that i done.i also change battery.but problem is presist.Please Help please

A:Q35 BIOS CMOS BAD ERROR

pomairz89,
 
Since you can get intot he BIOS I would recommend setting it to defaults (usually by pressing F9), then update the date and time, then saving and exiting to see if that fixes it.

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Pls Help! I have the mobo P4B533.
I formatted the HD, reinstalled XP and updated everything INCLUDING BIOS using ASUS update program, it wasn't sucessful, but I didn't realize it until I restart the comp...then problem happens...
I have the CMOS/Checksum error...
so I searched on the forum...
I took out the batt, then short the pins at CLRTC, but didn't work..

then I got the Driver Free Disk For Bios Flashing from bootdisk.com
downloaded the AFLASH software and the latest BIOS from asus (socket478-->P4B533-->1015.awd)

put the files into the floopy...

ran it then it came to the point that i have to type the filename and path, which is supposed to be A:\XXX-XX.XXX
then I'm stuck here

I'm thinking since the filename I have for the BIOS is 1015.awd
I can't make the path exactly like A:\XXX-XX.XXX
how does the path "A:\XXX-XX.XXX" work?

any inputs would be appreciated...

thanks

Walt
 

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Okay I recently tried to update my bios on a GA-K8NS mobo. I used the bios update program that gigabyte has so I am pretty sure that I installed the correct update. After the install the system restarted and then said CMOS error press F10 to continue or DEL to enter setup. I entered setup and flashed the bios to the original settings (I made a copy to a floppy before update). The system restarted fine with the old bios. What is this error and how do I fix it?
Thanks

AMD Athlon 64 3000+
512MB PC 3200 Corsair XMS PRo
Creative Audigy sound card
old ATI 7000 64MB
WD 60GB hard drive
 

A:BIOS update CMOS error message....?

SYS FAN SPEED problem

OK....got the CMOS error fixed and BIOS is updated. I installed a hardware monitor that came with the mobo and it keeps saying "warning sys fan rpm."
I looked at the fan speeds and they are:
SYS FAN = 1739 RPM
CPU FAN = 3750 RPM
CPU temp = 40C
I am new at all of this and do not know what to do. Does everything look alright? Is the program just screwed up? If there is something wrong how should I fix it?
Thanks for all the help...
 

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I only recieved this RL85 yesterday. I did a clean install of windows 10 on a 2nd HDD and the main 1TB HDD to be used as storage. All was working well. I installed all the drivers. Then installed the BIOS update from the website.This worked fine and i shut down the machine. Since then my BIOS is showing 0 for the RAM and any changes I try to make to the BIOS won't save! Have I just been really unlucky and got a faulty RAM slot or CMOS chip or is this a BIOS issue? I looked at reflashing the older BIOS but I can't do this as I can even choose a DOS bootable USB because I can't save any changes in the BIOS! I have contacted ACER for a repair as I suspect a hardware failure but I would be grateful if there is a better solution. Due to the design it isn't like I can take the RAM stick out to check it!

A:RL85 BIOS or faulty RAM/CMOS error?

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I only recieved this RL85 yesterday. I did a clean install of windows 10 on a 2nd HDD and the main 1TB HDD to be used as storage. All was working well. I installed all the drivers. Then installed the BIOS update from the website.This worked fine and i shut down the machine. Since then my BIOS is showing 0 for the RAM and any changes I try to make to the BIOS won't save! Have I just been really unlucky and got a faulty RAM slot or CMOS chip or is this a BIOS issue? I looked at reflashing the older BIOS but I can't do this as I can even choose a DOS bootable USB because I can't save any changes in the BIOS! I have contacted ACER for a repair as I suspect a hardware failure but I would be grateful if there is a better solution. Due to the design it isn't like I can take the RAM stick out to check it!

A:RL85 BIOS or faulty RAM/CMOS error?

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Hi there.

Bulding a new Asus T2-r for a freind. Installed all teh componenets and turned on the pc and it booted into the bios but then it froze. I was unable to do anything.

I cleared the cmos and rebooted and it stated that cmos date settings etc were wrong and it then it froze.

Then i reboot and get a CMOS CHECKSUM BAD.
f1- setup
f2-default

however i cant press anything as its frozen.

SO i tried to use a floppy drive and flash the drive using a default bios obtained from the motherboard help cd.

However it froze during the update.
i got
floppy found. reading "p4r8t.rom"

but thats it. the drive stops whirring and i get nothing even after leaving it for 10 mins. it says in the manual DO NOT turn off the power during bios updating but i had to cos there was nothing i could do.

I know cannot boot up into the bios at all.

I took the hd out, and i also checkedk the ram and rechekced all the cables.
Has anyone got any idea at all please.

Thanks in advance you lot.

oh yeh.
its an asusu t2-r with 1 gig ram pc3200 and a p4 3.2 800fsb
 

A:Solved: bios update freezing -cmos error

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Hey everyone! Hopefully someone can help me. I've been having this problem for maybe 2 months now where my laptop would shutdown randomly and give me a real time clock error. I googled around and found that replacing the cmos battery would fix the problem. I tried it out but still i am getting this problem. Any ideas?
Thanks

A:Dell Inspiron 17 7737 - Still getting real time clock error after replacing cmos battery

If the system is in warranty, call Dell for replacement of the reserve battery.
If it's out of warranty, try replacing the battery yourself (it's a CR-2032 button cell).  Manual is linked below.  If that doesn't solve the problem, the clock chip has failed and the mainboard will need to be replaced.
ftp.dell.com/.../inspiron-17-7737_Owner%27s%20Manual_en-us.pdf

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I found an old PC (Progen) in trash that didn't come with hard drive and CD-Rom, but when first try to startup it can go to BIOS. (it has about 32 MB RAM)
Because BIOS has password protected, I try to reset the password by removing CMOS battery and wait for about 24 hours then install back the battery.
The problem now the PC can't go through BIOS, the fan is spinning and green light is on but no beep sound.
Don't know if the battery problem or the mobo already dead
Thanks for any help
 

A:PC won't go to BIOS, after removing CMOS battery

CMOS only retains BIOS settings for a few seconds after the battery is removed. 24 hours is just insane overkill.

Also, on most semi-modern machines, the password isn't stored in volatile memory and as such will never be "reset" using that method - There will be a jumper on the motherboard to specifically erase the password. You should search for that motherboard on the internet and fine the manual for it.

As for the machine not POST'ing anymore, I would suggest that you moved a jumper or that something is not seated right. Double-check that the ram, cpu, video card, any other peripherals, cables, and battery are all seated properly. If in doubt, remove them and re-seat them. Find the manual for that motherboard online and go through it, checking all the jumpers on the motherboard to make sure they are in the correct positions.
 

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I've seen a few problems like mine on the boards but never a satisfactory resolution. My problem started with a frozen screen. I did have a few windows open and i was listening to music and surfing at the time. Upon restart case light came on, M/B power light came on, fans on psu, cpu and graphics card all spun up as well as hard drive, but no post beep. Long story short is that I have done everything recommended on various forums, like resetting the Cmos via the jumpers, taking out the CMOS battery, leaving the CMOS battery out overnight, new CMOS battery, changing the PSU etc. and am now at the stage where I have the M/B stripped out of the case on the workbench with just the psu, one stick of memory, Graphics card, Hard drive, mouse and keyboard. Strange thing is computer WILL post with default Bios settings when CMOS battery removed, go through bios setup routine, launch Windows and run perfectly normally. But as soon as I put the battery back, nothing, no post beep, nothing, just spinning fans and no display. Has the Bios Chip got corrupted? The battery clip does look firmly soldered to the M/B and is not bent. I am at a loss. Can't RMA the M/B as its an Ebay job. All the Caps look sound. Is it worth replacing the BIOS chip as they're fairly cheap or is the M/B toast?? Does anyone know anything elseI can try??

System is:

Motherboard: ASUS A8N-E
Bios: Phoenix Tech. Ltd AWARD BIOS ACPI rev.1013
PSU: CIT 750W ATX Power Supply
CPU: Athlon64 3500+
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A:CMOS battery/BIOS problem

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My battery is not seen by my Tecra M5 but still charges and powers the laptop, I have found info that sugests a BIOS upgrade could help but the update software gives me an error message "[Error] The AC adapter is not connected, or battery power is not enough." How can i update the BIOS by bypassing the software safety feature ? I was told on another forum that running the BIOS update .exe with /forceit from the CMD window which didn't work. Can anyone help please.

A:Updating the BIOS on a Tecra M5 - 386 when the battery is not recogised.

If the system was able to detect the battery months ago then a BIOS update probably won't help.

How old is the battery? Maybe it needs replacing. Lithium batteries only last 2 or 3 years.

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Hey everyone...it appears I'm having some issues with a slow clock.  I have an XPS M1330.  Initially, it would fall behind a few hours each day, INCLUDING the BIOS time.  Also I noticed frequent Wi-Fi disconnections, as well as when I would shut down the laptop, it would not completely shut down.  It would go into what I believe would be an "idle" state, showing the blue power LED still being lit.  I would have to then manually shut down the laptop by holding the power button.  That was the only way of getting it out of the so-called "idle" state.  So first thing I decided to try was to replace the CMOS battery which was the first suggestion.  After replacing the CMOS battery, I got about 2 weeks of flawless performance; no slow clock, and no powering off issues.  Now, the clock is running slow again and I can't seem to figure out why.  I updated to the latest BIOS (A14 I believe), which seemed to work for about a day, now it's back to being slow again.  It is not shutting down properly either.  When I check the BIOS time, it is also incorrect.  I'm not sure if this a motherboard issue or what but any suggestions or ideas would be great. 

A:BIOS clock slow- Not due to CMOS battery

I wanted to bump this because I really want to see if anyone has any idea or answers as to what this could be or how to fix it so I can save myself some money and not buy a new motherboard.

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i have a refurbished MSI K7N2 Delta-L mobo, got it from newegg, so i guess that would explain why...
every time i completely unplug my pc from the wall, i get the "cmos checksum error- defaults loaded, press F1 to continue". i thought it was just a bad cmos battery, but after having replaced it 4 times now with new ones, i don't think that's it anymore. i know i am installing the battery correctly, and the jumper cap is in the correct position, i have checked and rechecked the manual to be sure. is this maybe just due to a little bad wiring somewhere on the mobo?
 

A:CMOS battery will not hold Bios settings

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Hello. I'm new to this forum, and I'm not super experienced, so I hope I'm not overlooking something basic or don't understand something, but here's my question:

I set the "supervisor password" and the "user password" in the BIOS set-up in windows xp professional (pavilion a1010, p4). After turning off the computer and then powering it back up, I am not prompted for the "user password" (which is the power-on password, right?). I am, however, prompted for the "supervisor password", if I try to enter BIOS set-up, indicating to me that the CMOS battery is good. When I do enter BIOS set-up the "supervisor password" and the "user password" are still indicated to be "enabled". Any insights on why my computer is not prompting me for the power-on password would much appreciated. Thank you.
 

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hello again

i bought a tecra a11-153 from ebay which has a bios password
the shop i bought it from sales ex business laptops etc
i have proof of purchase but is there anyway of removing the password?
ive tried removing cmos battery etc
the laptop its self works but its frustrating not being able to enter bios!

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Hi all, just joined this forum today in the hope of solving my problem, any help would be appreciated.
I recently bought a group of laptops for my business and amongst them is a Tecra A9, on booting there is just the word
"password" in the top left of the screen. As of yet there is no OS. I presume it requires a bios password, so my question is
does anyone know the best course of action to get this fixed?

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My computer is a year old. It was completely fine until I noticed it had stopped charging the battery. After some googling I found there might be a BIOS update I had missed. When trying to install the BIOS update I get a message saying I have to plug in my computer first (which it always is as the batter doesn't have a charge).

The BIOS update program says it wants to upgrade as follows:

BIOS Version : Current Ver.2.60 --> Updated Ver.3.20
EC Version : Current Ver.1.80 --> Updated Ver.1.90

OS: Windows 7
BIOS file I downloaded: bios-20110714132558

Is this a known issue with a fix available?

A:Tecra S11-119 won't recharge battery - BIOS update issue too!

Hi

Are you sure that you have downloaded and used the right BIOS version!?
I read about the similar error message and finally the user used not compatible BIOS.

Furthermore the VAP (value added package) should be installed in order to update the BIOS!!! In you case I would recommend reinstalling this tool too.

But I?m not quite sure if BIOS update will help you to fix the battery issue?
Maybe you need to replace the battery?

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Help! im locked out of my system. Password on Bios CMOS. Error code 65610845. I have tried resetting the battery. Please help!













Solved!

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A:Bios CMOS Password

@cfaennis Enter   70778281

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If the CMOS battery for the BIOS becomes dead, and it is not replaced with a new battery, what are the not so good effects beyond the day and date system clock ? Will it keep the default BIOS settings in the CMOS for a long time without a good battery ? I did replace my 2006 Gateway battery mainly for the day/ date and to be able to change boot device order.
 

A:Solved: the CMOS battery for the BIOS general question

It will revert to the factory CMOS settings which of course include date and time. You would have to reset all of your BIOS Settings such as boot order, Drive recognition and such each time you booted up. But as far as permanent damage you won't have any just because the Battery was dead, unless the battery also started leaking, not likely with the coin cell batteries.
 

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Hi folks!

I have a question. Will BIOS gets corrupted if CMOS battery is left dead for a while? The reason I ask is because I bought a P4 mobo from vendor and it is an non-retailer box. Apparently when I receive the mobo, I tested the CMOS battery is dead and when I put everything together, there is no POST or beep at all coming from the mobo but power light and fan are on. Any idea?

I suspect the BIOS is corrupted because the baterry is left dead for too long. Is my theory correct? Please advice. Thanks.
 

A:Will BIOS gone if CMOS battery is left till it's dead

"I suspect the BIOS is corrupted because the baterry is left dead for too long. Is my theory correct?"...

I would say yes. This doesn't happen all the time, but in your case, after a new battery was installed, no POST is a bad sign... Did you try resetting the CMOS by moving a motherboard jumper? Is the CPU and memory supported by the motherboards model? Was the CMOS battery totally dead or did it show some DC voltage?

I just repaired a Compaq desktop computer that was built in September 1999. It had an AMD K6 550MHz CPU. The CMOS battery was bad, but it still showed 1.3 volts DC. It should have been 3.0 volts. A new battery brought this old baby back to life
 

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I have a Compaq Presario 2200 model laptop.

I have an issue where every time by laptop batter discharges the time clock resets. I believe that this is realated to the bios battery. I have taken the laptop appart properly via guide provided on compaq website. This is the maintenance guide with all the spare part numbers listed. However, this laptop is out of warranty.

My problem is that I cannot locate the bios battery anywhere on the board. Could someone with some experience pleae review the diagram for this model and tell me where the battery is?


Thanks,
Darmin
 

A:Presario 2200 Compaq - CMOS/BIOS battery?

First of all.

Have you tried to calibrate the battery by BIOS? < This might help a lot of problems.

Second

Have you updated your BIOS ?
 

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Greetings,

It was recently purchased two secondhand laptops Toshiba ?Tecra A8?with serial numbers Y6091612H and Y6091296H. Both were passworded (there is no opportunity even to go into the BIOS). On the Internet I found the information that it may reset the password using the response code.

Is it possible to get the response code?

A:Re: Removing BIOS password on Tecra A8

This code can get authorized service provider only. You as private person will not be able to get it somehow.
Contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country and explain the situation. They can help you and remove BIOS password.

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Hello,

I have a problem, when i acquire the computer put a user password in bios, and i dont remember her. I do autentication by pass the finger in scan. Now i want upgrade the OS to win7 and do a fresh instalation, not a upgrade.
The authentication via scan will be maintained or will be lost, when do the upgrade of OS?

Thank's

Carlos

A:Tecra S5 - Question about BIOS Password

Hi Carlos

When you make clean OS installation, everything will be deleted so my opinion is that you should delete all passwords before you start clean OS installation.
?unlock? your notebook, install and configure OS and when job is done ?lock? the notebook using passwords.

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Hi,

I have had a laptop handed to me from a staff member, after they left I realised that they had put a BIOS password on so that it will not even boot without the password. They have now left the company and on there last day could not remember what the password was.

As far as I am aware there is no way for me to reset it and that it is a Toshiba task. Could someone confirm if this is correct and if so what number etc I would call to do this.

Unfortunately I have been told by the powers that be not to spend much time or money on this due to the laptops age, but I feel I can't just dump this otherwise fully working laptop.

Many Thanks,

Tim

A:Tecra A9 BIOS Password question

Hello Tim

If there is no way to contact this people and ask for password you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can remove BIOS password.

Check please http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/
There you can find addresses and phone numbers.

Good luck.

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Hey guys,

my Tecra M5 got a BIOS Passwort from one day to the other, I have never told him to do so.

All my passwords won't work, so how can I reset the password?

Please help me :)

A:Tecra M5 - how to remove Bios Password?

I never heard that BIOS password can be enabled alone so I?m really wondering how it can happen on your Tecra M5.

You must understand that BIOS password is very important security protection and we cannot discuss in public forum about this.
BIOS removal procedure is not always the same and Tecra, as business notebook model, has pretty complicated BIOS removal procedure and it can be done by Toshiba service provider only.

Sorry.

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Hello
I have following Toshiba Tecra model :
Toshiba Tecra M11-15W
Part/Model No. : PTME0E-03J02SEP

Problem is that i did not use this notebook for some time and forgot Bios password i set. Now i need to re-install windows (its corrupted) but i cannot make my notebook to boot from USB or from DVD. To access that menu i need my Bios password.
Is there any way i can flash it or reset or something like that ? I tried everything already, i even wanted to get inside my laptop to find that Bios battery and remove it, but i am affraid that i will break something...
i can remove the HDD and install windows on another PC and continue install on the notebook , but still i need that password reset...
Thanks in advance !!

A:Tecra M11 - BIOS Password recovery

Few days ago one guy asked the same question on this forum. Asyou probably know BIOS passeord is very important security feature and it can be recovered or canceled by authorized personal only. With other words nearest Toshiba service provider can do it for you.

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My laptop Toshiba Tecra A9 have a problem with the BIOS password and I was wondering if you could provide me the password since I can not access anything without it

A:BIOS password issue on Tecra A9

BIOS password is very important security feature and such issues cannot be clarified on public forum.
All problems with BIOS password must be clarified with Toshiba service provider.
If your notebook is blocked by password and you cannot access it please contact nearest Toshiba service and they can remove it for you.

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I have a Toshiba Tecra M11-11M which has been password locked. I have stripped the notebook and removed the BIOS battery for 10 min but the password still remains ie on the screen it still reads PASSWORD- ****.

There is no way to enter the BIOS via any key combination.
There are no markings or letters on the motherboard whatsoever ie: C35-C36 or J12-J13 to short out which would in most cases remove the password and allow access to the BIOS.

Any techies out there with any ideas would be much appreciated.
Some people asking for help with a bios password are not thieves but just forgetful fools.

A:BIOS password removal on Tecra M11-11M

As far as I know Toshiba uses several methods for BIOS password removal. On business machines like Tecra or Portege the method is not the same as on Satellite models.
BIOS battery removal maybe works on desktops but not on mobile machines.

Mobile machines must have better protection due to fact that can be pretty easy stolen and it is very important to prevent fraudulent use.
> Some people asking for help with a bios password are not thieves but just forgetful fools.
That?s correct but you cannot expect that BIOS password removal method will be described on public forum. Contact nearest Toshiba service provider and they will do this for you. All you must do is to show valid bill and prove that you are real owner of this Tecra machine.

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Hi,

I have a Tecra A3x which died before Christmas. I purchased a replacement motherboard from eBay. I have fitted the mother board and the unit powers up fine but stop at a password screen that is plain black. I have tried to look for a way to wipe the BIOS and have taken the CMOS battery off for about 10 mins. I have read that most laptops have a jumper built in too fix this. I have looked under the usual places - memory modules etc. I can?t find this anywhere.

Any help would be very welcomed.

Thanks
John

A:Tecra A3X - how to remove BIOS Password?

Hello John

As you probably know BIOS password is very important security feature and BIOS password removal cannot be described on manufacturer?s public forum. It is a kind of ?top secret? information.
It is not logic to do this, right?

Every stolen Tecra A3X with BIOS password could be ?unlocked?.
In my opinion you should contact person who sold you this mainboard and ask for password. If he cannot help, send it back. Was this info in product description on his ebay offer?

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Hi,

I have an older PC which I gave to my mum. It originally ran Vista, but I bought and installed Windows 7 Ultimate around 6 weeks ago after it had been inactive for 3/4 months. It was running great, but a couple of weeks ago it just started hanging for no real reason. Also, at startup it would say that the computer had not been shut down properly, even if it had. This was only when it was switched off at the wall, not after a restart or when the PC was left plugged in and switched on. She only uses the PC to look at You Tube and some webcams from her grandkids, and that's it, she's not very computer literate.

Initially, I left Windows repair to run overnight, but when I looked at it the following morning it was still in the repair screen, so I assume it had hung. I spoke to a local repair shop and they suggested I test the RAM, test the hard drive, and replace the CMOS battery. The RAM and hard drive checks went without any errors and after I replaced the battery the hanging stopped. I played with the computer all evening and shut it down as normal and switched it off at the wall. Next day I thought I would start it up just to check it and I was faced with a "cmos checksum error - defaults loaded" message. I thought that was strange, but maybe the battery was dead, so I swapped it over with one from my perfectly working desktop to try it out, and my desktop worked fine, but after shutting down my mum's one it had the same problem when power was p... Read more

A:"cmos checksum error - defaults loaded" after battery replaced

I must add that the PC is the same as when I bought it new from the shop, except for adding a Creative Labs sound card (approx 2012) and installing Windows 7 (around 6 weeks ago). All Windows updates are downloaded and installed.
 

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In the process of installing windows 7 Professional I discovered that I could not get into the BIOS or setup because it was password protected. I?ve tried a number of things including installing HP ProtectTools Security stuff and it seems that all that has done is to create more login passwords. I can now get into setup but as a user but not as an administrator and so I cannot change password. There is also another screen that shows up where I must enter a password and I?m not sure if that?s happening because of the HP Protect Tools that I installed and then removed or because of something in the BIOS. I?ve uninstalled HP Protect Tools and reinstall windows 7 and I still see both password screens. I attempted to update the BIOS using a file downloaded from the HP support website but cannot because I don?t know the admin password for access the BIOS.

A:BIOS/CMOS admin password

@brublag? Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. Or download these files. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zu4kdgxm052l87d/AAAMi-kfX4AVH8oTCbsOM4X9a?dl=0 Insert clean USB flash drive. Then run USB Image tool. Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE. After restore remove flash drive. Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot. ?If HDD is installed remove before booting.? At C:\OUTPUT   type CD..  ?Then hit enter? Type HPBR   ?Then hit enter? First thing is to save your settings. Select #3 re-program. Press ?S? to save system information. Type HPBR and hit enter. Select   ?FIRST RUN? Then select model. After reboot repeat same as above but this time SELECT ?SECOND RUN? Some instructions here. ?If you cannot boot from USB there are instructions to make a bootable HDD.? http://mazzifsoftware.blogspot.com/2014/01/hp-bios??-unlock-for-dos.html More here. http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-??Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to... Read more

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Hi All,
i need to change a CMOS Battery on my Laptop Latitude E6400, you can help me how to buy it?

BR
Renato

A:How to Order Part CMOS BIOS Battery Latitude E6400

Hi ekeste,
We can help you order provided parts are available for the system model please share the service tag of the system  .
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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HELP! Computer won't boot! Tried everything!

Ok so this is my set up:

DDR400 512mb Ram

Asus A7N8X-X motherboard

sapphire radeon 9600xt 265mb GFX

amd athlon 2600+ cpu (1.91ghz)

80gb HD (just some cheap one- i forget brand, perhaps seagate)

edit: a floppy and dvd burning drive


Ok and the problem is:

I installed a ripped off ****ty version of XP. Never really worked splendidly.
I changed somehting in the bios, i had no idea what it was, i'm stupid for doing so i realise. it was something to do with speed, it was at about 100mhz and i changed it to 200mhz. also note, i had the "bios virus alert thing" ON.
the next few boots were dodgy and it only booted up every second or third attempt. if it didnt boot up it wouldnt boot and just went beep (long beeps and repeated -in no code) this worked for 4 boots before it never booted again.
it just beeped.
until i moved the jumpers on the 3 pins from the two pins closest to the battery position to the furthest two. and turned the pc on. it didnt beep. the monitor didnt respond and but it seemed to be turned on (the cpu fan was going and a green LED on the mobo was on). i then turned the power off. and stuck the jumper back on the original pins and turned it back on hoping the BIOS would be reset but the beeping sequence continued and nothing seemed to start. So then i took out the battery for over half an hour... then put it back in. (with the jumper still on the original pins- nb: the... Read more

A:HELP! Computer won't boot! BIOS? Reset it. CMOS Battery? In and Outed it. HELP!

The Athlon XP 2600 that runs at 1917MHz runs on an FSB of 166MHz and has a clock multiplier of 11.5 (166 X 11.5 = 1909Mhz).

So if you have a system bus setting of 200MHz and the clock multiplier is set a 11.5, you were running it at 2300MHz, which is seriously overclocking it.

The processor might not have been up to that much overclocking and died.

Find out what BIOS settings do before you change them!
 

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aloha
i want to disable the fingerprint reader and bios password upon computer startup.
i have already uninstalled upek protector suite ql 5.4.0.2934, but upon startup i am still prompted to swipe my finger.
i have seen and followed the instructions in "toshiba Passwords: setting and removing (for BIOS, Supervisor, and Windows passwords)", but still have to enter my password to fire up the computer.
what else do i need to do?
mahalo

A:Tecra M9 - fingerprint reader and BIOS password

tried to edit this post but got message that i could not and had to contact an administrator but not how to contact the administrator.
so, i should have added, "XP operating system, laptop purchased in 2008".

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Hello. Dear Tech Support, can you help me remove the BIOS password on Toshiba Tecra A8 ?

Challenge Code = GH1PF-YLL2C-CKQVT-K2U75-JJF0K

A:Need to remove BIOS password on Toshiba Tecra A8

You need to send it in to a Toshiba Service Center for password removal. There is no other way.

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Hello, I hope I'm posting my thread in the correct part of Your forum...

My question is - is there anything I could do if I forgot my BIOS password for the Toshiba Tecra t9100 LapTop?
Model no: pt910e-0049g-dk

Thanks in advance for Your swift reply

A:Tecra 9100 -I forgot my BIOS password - what can I do?

Hello

Unfortunately you cannot do anything and you need help from Toshiba service provider. They can delete old password.

Check please - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB4600PR000JR01.htm

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HelloMy laptop has bios administrator password but i forgot it because i have too long didn't use bios setting but i know the hard drive lock password and i use it how to reset the bios password and i have all of my laptop things like the shipping package ? which i got it with

A:Cmos or bios administrator password forgotten

Hello 3bdom7sn,   Welcome to HP Support Forum and we are glad to assist you. This is to inform you that all HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks  or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and thecode is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case. Please have a look at this link. http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility Replace the BIOS chiphttp://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Elitebook-8470p-8470w-8570p-8570w-8770w-Programmed-Bios-Chip-No-Password-... Please Contact HP Business Notebook support they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.  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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Fatal errorCnu93782D1 for this hp mini 110 1d46nr

A:Forgot bios password/cmos reset no help

@Redundancy1425 Enter   e9lofxu7t3 Use that code to go into the BIOS.Disable all passwords that are enabled.If asked for the CURRENT password use that code.If asked for NEW password just hit enter.If asked to VERIFY password just hit enter.Save and exit. REO

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So I have a machine I have just replaced the mobo on for someone but everytime it is unplugged from the wall upon reboot a message appears during post saying default values have been loaded and you have to press F1 to enter setup (bios) or F2 to continue.
I thought this was no big problem and swiftly replaced the CMOS battery but it is exactly the same, resets everytime power is cut
The board is an MSI B75MA-P45 and is brand new
Thankfully the default sata mode is AHCI so the machine still boots after reset but its really annoying me and the clock resetting stops WU from working and also threw a temp activation problem that was easily dealt with.

HWinfo does not show VBatt reading and speedfan does but reports 4.08V which is clearly wrong from a 3V battery

Any thoughts/ideas would be gratefully received as im running out of options other than an RMA which is going to be a major pain as this is her only computer and cant be without it

A:BIOS resets everytime power is unplugged cmos battery replaced

Just some thoughts.

***Why was the motherboard replaced??***

1. Is their a default jumper pin on the motherboard that is in the wrong position.
2. I have seen a power supply cause this problem.
3. Lately HWmonitor for other members has been giving wrong readings.
4. It has been know that a infection will monkey with the time so one can't get help on line.

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