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Error-Couldn't connect to BIOS Server

By sande214 ·
I'm on WinNT4.0 and get this msg. booting up. Can you tell me how to fix. I'm not dialing in to company intranet only my ISP. Proxy settings are off. Thanks.
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Error-Couldn't connect to BIOS Server

by Craig Shepherd In reply to Error-Couldn't connect t ...

The following article from Tech Net Knowledge Base may help
It says it's for W2K but the remedies often help for other OS's and platforms.


PSS ID Number: Q274361
Article last modified on 10-26-2000

The information in this article applies to:

- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

SYMPTOMS

If you are using a Toshiba Portege 7200CT laptop, you may receive the following
error messages:

When youstart your computer:

Could not connect to bios server

When you try to access Control Panel:

HCI load error

-or-

SCI Load error

Also, when you try to start or quit a program, you computer may appear to stop
responding (hang), however, the program eventually resumes activity.

CAUSE

The latest Toshiba BIOS and Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
utility are not installed on your computer.

RESOLUTION

View the following Toshiba Web site and download the latest BIOS update.

http://www.pcsupport.toshiba.com

The third-party products discussed in this article are manufactured by vendors
independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding
these products' performance or reliability.

The third-party contact information included in this article is provided to help
you find the technical support you need. This contact information is subject to
change without notice. Microsoft in no way guarantees the accuracy of this
third-party contact information.

=============================================Copyright Microsoft Corporation 2000.

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Error-Couldn't connect to BIOS Server

by sande214 In reply to Error-Couldn't connect t ...

I'm not sure whether to download the bios update for Win 2000 or not from the
"www.pcsupport.toshiba.com web site" you suggested since I am on WinNT 4.0 (Workstation) on my Toshiba 8000 laptop. You didn't say whether this would work on an NT loaded machine. Maybe the download would be fine, however I'm hesitant to try it, in case it causes more problems than it solves, i.e.-the error msg. on boot up, "Can't connect to bios server".

Please let me know whether it's safe to download the W2K fix or not. Thanks.
Sande214

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