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  1. #1
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    BIOS Error please help

    So i just put a started my computer up for the first time in about a month and it now gives me the error
    "The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compatible"
    I Find this strange as it was working perfectly a month ago, although i have plugged alot of things in and out as i have been moving it around..
    Please Help!

    Oh and please don't use HUGE terms as i will just get lost :P

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    Re: BIOS Error please help

    hey

    try tapping the f8 key before windows starts and choose safe mode. see if you still get the bsod.

    is this a pre built or one you built?

    try clearing the bios/cmos. unplug the psu and move the jumper to clear(see manual), then place it back in original position or remove the battery. load default settings, save and exit. ???? can also try optimal settings later.

    run http://www.memtest.org/


    ud

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    Re: BIOS Error please help

    Quote Originally Posted by uddarts View Post
    hey
    try tapping the f8 key before windows starts and choose safe mode. see if you still get the bsod.
    I Did, it doesn't have any safe mode xD

    Quote Originally Posted by uddarts View Post
    is this a pre built or one you built?
    Pre-Built, manufactured by Packard Bell. its quite old but i installed Windows 7 on it before i started getting bios errors

    Quote Originally Posted by uddarts View Post
    try clearing the bios/cmos. unplug the psu and move the jumper to clear(see manual), then place it back in original position or remove the battery. load default settings, save and exit. ???? can also try optimal settings later.
    You had me at try clearing..
    But lost me at the bios/cmos...

    Quote Originally Posted by uddarts View Post
    If i can get into some kind of safe mode i will

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    Re: BIOS Error please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraserl View Post
    You had me at try clearing..
    But lost me at the bios/cmos..
    see if we can get you into the bios.

    when you boot the pc, does the 1st screen tell you what key to hit to enter bios? could be f1 or delete key.

    if you can get to bios, choose default bios settings, save and exit.

    what model number is on the front of the hp pc?

    ud

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    Re: BIOS Error please help

    Ok i know how to do that bios thing, i'll try it.
    It says on the back
    Make: Packard Bell
    Model/Type: UT0W-SAN (its UTOW or UT0W)

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    Re: BIOS Error please help

    Quote Originally Posted by uddarts View Post
    see if we can get you into the bios.

    when you boot the pc, does the 1st screen tell you what key to hit to enter bios? could be f1 or delete key.

    if you can get to bios, choose default bios settings, save and exit.

    ud
    try that first and if you can't get into it, then inplug the psu remove the battery on the motherboard for a minute. then put it back in, plug the pc back in and power up. then you should be given instructions on how to enter the bios.

    found the pc but no manual.


    ud

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    Re: BIOS Error please help

    And sorry if i dont reply for a while, i use my laptop mostly, the computer with the BIOS error is a future gaming PC which i still need to buy its own screen for

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    Re: BIOS Error please help

    that's fine. hope to see some good news when you return.

    ud

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    Re: BIOS Error please help

    If by some freak miracle you come on soon, i am in the menu now, need some instructions
    Also i got into the event log, nothing from this year strangley, but what amazed me is that there is a log from 1980!! Saying a new CPU installed (the first OS) !!
    Last edited by Fraserl; 05-15-2011 at 11:52 AM.

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    Re: BIOS Error please help

    HAHAHAH!
    Good news!!
    I Went into the settings, fiddled around with some things
    i think i changed something that said Force Bios, that might have been it
    I Also cleared the logs
    Thanks for your help!!! <3

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    Re: BIOS Error please help

    you rang?

    first item on bios page, hit enter and set date and time.

    then on the right side of the bios screen you will see default and or optimal settings. choose either, save and exit.


    ud

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    Re: BIOS Error please help

    Yep, Solved it as above ^^
    Once again thanks
    P.s one little thing, when i press SHIFT+' (Which is meant to give me an @) it gives me a " and when i press SHIFT+2 (Which is meant to give me an ") it gives me an @, how do i change button orders?

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    Re: BIOS Error please help



    now for the keyboard issue, ya got me there. i would consider that annoying.

    i would try shutting down the pc and then starting it back up. see if it resets and fixes itself. other than that........

    might want to start a new thread in tech or windows forums.


    ud

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    Re: BIOS Error please help

    Already tried that a billion times
    Thanks man, You are the best mod in my book :P
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