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While trying out various Live-CD distros I booted Knoppix. After shutting down using the proper Knoppix procedure my computer will not re-boot, either in Windows xP or and of the ...
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    Computer will not re-boot after using Knoppix


    While trying out various Live-CD distros I booted Knoppix.
    After shutting down using the proper Knoppix procedure my computer will not re-boot, either in Windows xP or and of the Live CDs. It just hangs at the bios display. Pressing F1 does no good.
    The computer recovery disk does not boot either.
    I have tried rebooting with Live-CD in each of my CD Drives.

    Computer is a 3 year old Compaq Athlon 64, and never any problem with it until I used the Knoppix Live CD.

    Anyone any idea of what I should do now?

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    Check your motherboard manual for steps needed to reset the BIOS. That might do the trick.

    Let us know how it goes.
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    Thanks oz, I found the details for resetting the CMOS.

    However before I got to do it something strange happened - I switched on the computer (no CD's in the drive) and after about 25 minutes hung up on the Bios screen the computer booted up in Windows - without me doing anything to it at all.

    So, what does Knoppix do to the Bios? "m a bit wary of booting up on Knoppix again in case the same or wosre happens
    I tried Live-CDs of Ubuntu, PCLOS, Slax and Mepis without any bios problems.

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    It shouldn't do anything to the BIOS, so I'm thinking it might have all be coincidental.

    Glad you were able to boot back into Windows.
    oz

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