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#1 charlie8753

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:55 PM

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G`day from Charlie8753.The problem I have is that I can`t start my computer.I have put a new hard drive in it already formatted and loaded with windows XP home edition which works in the computer i`m using now just fine.what happend is that I changed the bios to start from the hard drive which it won`t do.I have used emergency startup floppies but nothing will work.What can I do to get back into my bios so I can change it back.
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 10:52 AM

i recall reading that XP is finicky about having motherboards changed. so even if you load it onto a hard drive on one mobo and switch it to another mobo, there is a chance that XP won't recognize the new mobo when changed.

the BIOS is contained on the mobo, you should be able to access it from there. do you see any boot-up screen whatsoever? what model is the mobo?

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#3 charlie8753

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 03:03 PM

Thanks Salud I have access to my bios now.I kept starting the computer while holding down setup keys.Delete was the key that got me into the bios.Your right about the motherboards I now have a different problem.I`m going to try the emergency startup disk.If that fails I`ll try the 6 disk set.
Thanks a lot.
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 03:05 PM

Thanks Salud I have access to my bios now.I kept starting the computer while holding down setup keys.Delete was the key that got me into the bios.Your right about the motherboards I now have a different problem.I`m going to try the emergency startup disk.If that fails I`ll try the 6 disk set.
Thanks a lot.
Charlie8753. :thumbsup:




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