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Reset bios then..whats next?


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#1 mia_k

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 04:47 AM

Reset bios then..whats next?

I have a intel celeron that I am working on I've been having quite a few problems with it and after doing some online research, it was suggested that I reset the battery.
I took the battery out for a few minutes then put it back in and rebooted. The screen came up, I selected default settings and this is what the next screen said:

Starting MS-DOS...

HIMEM is testing extended memory...done.

C:\>C:\DOS\SMARTDRV\.EXE /X
C:\>

What on earth do I do next?? Any help is greatly appreciated thanks so much
(I dont know much info about the computer because the first time I started it, it asked me for a pw before I even got to the actual main or startup menu)

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 11:25 AM

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Can I ask you why you performed a BIOS reset?

Was it to by-pass any passwords setup on this computer?
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 09:51 PM

Can you find a model number on the motherboard?

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:22 PM

It appears the bios is looking for the operating system and getting hung up. Is this a Vista, Xp or windows 7 Machine?

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 01:47 PM

lol the thing just booted to a dos prompt.
do you have any disks, floppy, cd-rom 5 1/4" drives in the system.
if there was a password on the before anything that was a bios password and that is what prompted the bios reset.
but if there is not even an os installed you will get exactly what you got.
there is nothing wrong in otherwords install an os and go.

what kind of computer is it?




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