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mick72

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I bought an easyphoto imagewave scanner 3 years ago. Since then, the company has gone out of business. Six months ago my old computer crashed and I lost my software files. I now have a new computer with a useless scanner. I did happen to find a cd on the internet with the files i needed, but i keep getting an error message saying that I have to set my epp port to bi-directional. I attempted to go into setup by pressing delete when the message came up to do so. I also tried F2 and my computer keeps returning to windows. I even tried starting my computer in msdos mode and it still brings me to windows. I guess my question is how do i get my computer to take me to setup. Is there something that needs to be changed that I can do myself to correct this problem?

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list of different key combinations used to enter bios setup

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.
 

mick72

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Brian,

I tried the different key combinations and none of them worked. I have an Anthlon Thunder Bird Mother Board. Do you know of anything else I can try?

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Please use the reply button and reply to this thread instead of the new topic button.

Now, are you pressing the key early enough, just as your computer starts to boot, start tapping the key, don't hold it down, and don't wait to long, just slowly tap the key.

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1. You aren't using a usb keyboard are you.

2. What make and mode of motherboard or computer do you have.
 

mick72

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It's an AMD K7 CPU. I just did what you said (tapping the delete button) and it worked. It didn't solve my scanner problem though. I changed the port setting to epp and then i tried bi-direction. I also tried reinstalling the scanner software afterwards and the scanner still gives me the same message. I know I saved my changes. I don't get it.
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