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Stretch

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on sartup message says no boot device availible it
was ok before i messed about with setup menu.
can i get in to bios to check if hard drive is detected?.
by the way i was using the wrong name before it used to be
streach i missed spelled it DOH!!!:
 
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Good idea. What is your computer manufacturer? Some may have specific issues and fixes.

Entering CMOS For Different Motherboards
Press Tab during boot=Emachine
Press del during boot= (AMI, Award).
Press Esc during boot= Toshiba.
Press F1 during boot= (Toshiba; Phoenix; Late model PS/1 Value Point and 330s).
Press F2 during boot = (NEC).
Press F10 when square in top RH corner of screen= (Compaq).
Press Ins during boot=IBM PS/2 with reference partition.
Shift Ctrl Alt + Num Pad del= - Olivetti PC Pro.
Ctrl Alt ? =some PS/2s, such as 75 and 90.
Ctrl-Esc = Misc Puters
Ctrl Ins= some PS/2s when pointer at top right of screen.
Press reset twice= some Dells.
Ctrl Alt Enter= Dell.
Ctrl Alt Esc=AST Advantage, Award, Tandon.
Ctrl Alt + =Misc Puters
Ctrl Alt S= Phoenix.
Ctrl Alt Ins= (Zenith, Phoenix)
Ctrl S =(Phoenix).
Ctrl Shift Esc= Tandon 386.

If there is some reason why you are having trouble getting back in to setup, you could reset the defaults by removing the cmos battery for a minute, or use the jumpers to short it.
 

Stretch

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thank for reply
my computer is an old ditgital 450i
battrey? jumpers?
 
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Not much I can tell you. You have to eyeball the board. The newer ones have 3v batteries the size of a quarter which can easily be removed. The older ones may have a cylindrical battery soldered to the board. There should be some jumper pins nearby.


http://www.duxcw.com/faq/cmos/cmos.htm
 
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