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- Dec 2006
BIOs is disabled - not able to get in BIOS
I´m trying to install fedora core on a old pentium III based workstation(fiori e 810). It doesnt boot from the cd (tried many different ones) and I know the cd drive works (SCSI cd drive).
It starts booting and tells me "press tab to enter set up", i press tab (tried del and f2 too) and then tells me press F1 or F11 then it takes me to a screen where it says BIOS is disabled and reboot itself!!!
I have tryied many things, different hdd, leave teh system to the minimun conf, next I´m gonna try a ide cd drive but I still dont understand why i cannot acces in BIOS.
I have an SCSI controller and an IDE controller, drives are IDE not SCSI, cd drive is SCSI.
Can the BIOS be disabled??!!! how will a system boot if so???!!! Could it be anything to do with the scsi drive or the scsi card???? First time in my life i´ve seen sth like that...
you might try reseting the bios. Most computers have some sort of thing on the motherboardBrilliant Mediocrity - Making Failure Look Good
on most motherboards there is a jp14 that is used to reset the bios.
See if that helps
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- Dec 2006
Hi, thanx for your suggestions
I have actually tried the jumper, you mean the jumper by the battery, dont you? Yes, I tried that, forgot to post that one. It didnt help.
Now, after reseaching I'm starting thinking that the BIOS got corrupted and I should actually do a kind of recovery I guess. Could it be that? How can I do it if I cannot find any info of the board on the net? Any tools available? or does that depend on the board and the chipset?
i might need to reseach more for sure, there should be sth on the net about that workstation!!!!
if someone tried to reset with pc running that could corupt the BIOS
If the BIOs was corrupted I don't think it'd be polite enough to give you a BIOs is disabled warning. Would the BIOs reset itself if you drained it of power? Took the battery off the MOBO or would that just render it nothing more than a dusty paperweight?Graham - You'd better Use Linux!
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