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Cannot Enter The Bios

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#1 novirusplease


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Posted 06 August 2006 - 03:07 AM

I have been given (for free) a PC with a MS-6309 Ver:2 Motherboard PIII 1Ghz.
It seems to be an old Entreprise PC as it requires a password to enter the BIOS. I naively thought that clearing the BIOS will solve the problem as I have downloaded the corresponding latest (public/from MS) BIOS on a diskette.

At startup, the screen displays "DEL to enter Setup". However, pushing the DEL key actually freezes the PC. There is no way to enter the BIOS. How can I enter/replace the BIOS then?
Any guidance is highly appreciated.

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#2 Andrew


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Posted 06 August 2006 - 08:04 AM

I don't quite understand, did you clear the bios by trying to flash the new version from the disk, or did you open up the case and clear the CMOS settings by removing the battery and/or using the Clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard?

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 04:04 PM

I cleared the CMOS by using the jumpers. Then I tried to flash it but it freezes before anything can be done.

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