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AT/AT Compatible BIOS

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#1 jrdoner


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Posted 05 May 2005 - 07:45 PM

Hello to all,

I'm new here, but very much a verteran of all the weirdness Windows can throw at me.
Today I found a new problem in my IBM ThinkPad R4 with AT/AT comptible BIOS. I find that when I enter BIOS at startup, it will not let me change the boot order, which prevents me from booting from a CD ROM unless the hard drive is actually scrogged.

It tells me that I must have supervisory privileges to do this. I tried logging on as administrator (in Windows XP Professional), and then asking for a restart, and that did not work. Does anybody know how I get bleeping supervisory privileges for the BIOS?

Thanks in advance for any insights.

John Doner

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#2 pip22


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Posted 06 May 2005 - 06:34 AM

On my laptop (admittedly a toshiba not an IBM) there's a message at bottom of screen at every boot-up which says "PRESS C TO BOOT FROM CD", so there's no need to change the BIOS boot sequence. I wonder if your laptop has a similar feature and you haven't noticed it during boot-up?

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