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"scanning the BIOS image in hard drive" waht does that mean?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hedgehog88, Nov 17, 2005.

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  1. hedgehog88

    hedgehog88 Thread Starter

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    "scanning the BIOS image in hard drive" waht does that mean? its wont allow me to access my computer completely. i cant get into my bios, which is probably cuz of my wireless keyboard. anyone can help me please??? i have an assignemtn due soon and i really need my computer.
     
  2. dogbonz

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    Hi hedge,

    On many motherboards, the image of the BIOS is copied
    to the HDD, usually invisibly.

    Not to worry.

    However, your wireless motherboard may not work right
    until after it's drivers are loaded. Consequently, when you
    hit the key to get into the BIOS, it isn't seen by the
    computer.

    Use an old fashioned Keyboard to get to the BIOS on that
    machine.

    I had a similar problem installing XP using a fancy keyboard.
    Eventually had to use an old keyboard for it to work.
     
  3. hedgehog88

    hedgehog88 Thread Starter

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    i use a old fashion keyboard...still no control...waht else maybe the reason for this?
     
  4. SirKenin

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    Most modern BIOS' have the ability to "see" a USB keyboard, so that won't be it. Mine is USB as well and it works fine. It's DOS support that doesn't work, and enabling the "USB legacy support" in the BIOS will solve that problem.

    If you can't get into the BIOS it means one of two things.

    1) You're pressing the wrong key. It's either Delete, F1, or F10. That's the most common.

    2) Your BIOS is corrupted.
     
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