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By bigreyinnyc1 ·
After installing a new hard drive, I have succesfully installed the operating system.(Win 98)After starting win98 I receive the error message: "Plug and play bios(fail safe).cannot find file bios.vxd." I have tried numerous things, but to no avail. My cdrom is not recognized and neither is the floppy drive.. both are running with dos-mode drivers, and do not function. The OS works fine in another system..but not in the other one. I have an old Packard Bell Legend 3550 Pentium 1.. Can anyone offer some help. Also when my pc post's I get the message: "Bios Shadowed"...."memory shadowed" I would greatly appreciate the help guys... Thanks

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by ajsdodd In reply to Plug and Play Bios (Fail ...

Boot into the BIOS, tap 'Delete' as the pc boots.
Not using the Arrows highlight Load Default Settings and hit Enter. Not find 'Plug and Play' Its in the Advanced settings I think. Highlight it and use the 'Page Up/Down' keys to change it from enabled to Disabled. Press 'Esc'to go back to the main screen and choose 'Save and Exit' Hit Enter and choose 'Y' Hit Enter and the PC will reboot.

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by ajsdodd In reply to Plug and Play Bios (Fail ...

D'oh

Not using the Arrows

should be

Now using the Arrow Keys

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by bigreyinnyc1 In reply to Plug and Play Bios (Fail ...

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by TheChas In reply to Plug and Play Bios (Fail ...

for the Bios and memory shadowing, you can disable them in BIOS setup.

As to the driver issue, you need to install the chipset drivers for the motherboard.

The US support site for Packard Bell products is www.priorityonesupport.com
Registration is free, and you will have access to data and files for your system.

Chas

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