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Took out CDROMS, having problems with BIOS

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by scutofwump, Dec 17, 2011.

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  1. scutofwump

    scutofwump Thread Starter

    Dec 13, 2011
    Hello . I have been working on my friends computer as I am visiting cross country and trying to fix it up real good while i am here. One of the issues was both of his CDROMs were broke ( he had 2 ) , so I bought him one.

    Now, that i've removed the bad CDroms, i am recieving this error upon turning on of the computer:

    Phoenix Rom Bios PLUS Version 1.10 A04

    Drive 4 not found: Parallell ATA , PATA-0 (PRI IDE Master )
    Drive 5 not found: Parallel ATA, PATA-1 (PRI IDE Slave)
    Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility

    I am aware, that the BIOS is trying to read those connectors and there is nothing attached so therefore, shall we call it, the machine is yelling at me. So i press f2 to go into BIOS to disable the connectors, and it is requiring for me to enter a password that neither I nor the owner of the computer know the BIOS password. Is there a way to reset the password and / or disable the ports another way? I included the bios version incase that that would change how to handle the situation. Thankyou

    The computer model is a Dell XPS400 stock with only a radeon 4800 hd series upgrade and RAM upgrade so far.

    To briefly summarize as i said previously now i am trying to fix his CDROM issue as I we have purchased a new one to put in.

    Any advisement would be greatly appreciated, thankyou
  2. arcenite


    Dec 13, 2011
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