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no boot device availible

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Stretch, Nov 20, 2001.

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  1. Stretch

    Stretch Thread Starter

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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!!!:
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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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.
     
  3. Stretch

    Stretch Thread Starter

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    thank for reply
    my computer is an old ditgital 450i
    battrey? jumpers?
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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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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