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No Bios?! How Am I Even Alive?


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#1 Sharonsthere

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:40 PM

Starting up, at the black screen, says No Bios Disc Installed! No SSCI Bios Found!

That's their exclamation point. Shall I worry?

Thanks in advance,
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:22 PM

Hello.

It seems like your hardware components are just taking a few seconds to be recognized. I don't think it's anything serious if you are not experiencing any issues with it otherwise.

Not sure at all what the acronym "SSCI" is.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:32 PM

You probably need to replace the motherboard battery. Unplug the computer and take off the side cover. The battery is a small round coin sized silver object on the motherboard. Gently pry it out, noting which side is up. Replacements can be purchased at office supply stores or drug stores, in the hearing aid and watch battery section. When starting the computer back up for the first time, you will need to enter the BIOS and reset the date and time. This can be done,usually by tapping the delete key when turning the computer on
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:47 PM

Sometimes...the regular BIOS will reflect a RAID setup or boot option (IIRC) or SATA drives (or options) as "SCSI", I believe.

I'd just go into the BIOS and check the boot options as they are currently listed...and adjust them, if necessary.

Does your system have SATA hard drives?

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:59 PM

I agree with hamluis' suggestion. If the board has a RAID controller without drives attached to it (ie the hard drive is attached to the support chipset I/O controller), there will usually be a message something like "No drives detected, BIOS not loaded". (It may specify SCSI BIOS.) Disabling the unused RAID controller in the BIOS setup will prevent the message from being displayed.

Edited by Platypus, 05 June 2008 - 06:00 PM.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 07:16 AM

thanks for the replies. You have all given me more food for thought: I don't know what SATA means but I will find out. I ran belarc and didn't see that under drives. I also will look for RAID. The message is not bothersome to me now, but I was worried a wee bit. I will change the battery also, that'll be a new experience.
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:17 PM

This link might be useful: http://whatis.techtarget.com/

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Edited by hamluis, 06 June 2008 - 01:20 PM.





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