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Solved: Bios settings- Award Software

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ARBTruckin, Feb 10, 2009.

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  1. ARBTruckin

    ARBTruckin Thread Starter

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    ROM PCI/ISA BIOS (P5VP-A+)
    Award Software, INC.

    xp pro sp2 old puter BSOD long ago.(SystemRoots\System32\config\SAM)
    Want to repair xp pro OS. Of course can't find my full xp pro cd(Have teenager). I do have OEM xp pro CD, but puter won't boot from it.

    Boot Sequence is: A,C,SCSI. I can highlight sequence, but can't seem to modify same.
    How do I change boot sequence to either "D,A,SCSI" or "E,A,SCSI," or any another option to delay booting from C.
    This is very old puter, maybe Bios should be updated/changed?
    Probably better to get it running 1st?

    HDD might be split. I know that at one time it had 2 partitions, but that was before a puter shop installed xp pro. Don't remember much else about it, but it does have a few files I would like to recover.
    TIA;
    Ax
     
  2. daniel_b2380

    daniel_b2380

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    your os, as such, really has nothing to do with the bios,
    you didn't mention the brand or model #,
    with MY IBM, i just hold the ctrl[control], key down,
    about every manufacturer has some little quirky way of getting to the bios,
    you can't reach that from within windows,
    hence, my comment about the os not a factor above,
    so whatever your documentation you got with it says,
    or post same and someone here will help,
    .
    once into the bios,
    use the arrow keys to move / highlight the selection on the screen,
    1st boot device, 2nd boot device, etc.,
    press the 'enter' key,
    the choices then show up,
    either like a drop-down list or a little splash on top of current window,
    use arrow keys to pick choice,
    hit 'enter' to accept choice,
    continue your choices until finished,
    make sure to choose whatever your bios says,
    as 'accept changes' or 'save changes'
    whatever along that line,
    follow prompts to exit,
     
  3. ARBTruckin

    ARBTruckin Thread Starter

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    hi & ty 4 quick response.
    This Bios is odd-arrow keys will highlight items on each bios page, but nothing else. 'Enter' key does nothing at boot order highlight.

    I made the boot order change by using 'page up/page down' keys.

    Haven't done the repair install yet-know I'm looking for a Linux Live CD.
    Think I'll try boot from that 1st & perhaps recover docs; etc. then do the xp pro repair. Dunno.
    ty
    Ax
     
  4. daniel_b2380

    daniel_b2380

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    you're welcome,
    glad to have been of help,
     
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