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    Getting into the Setup on a computer

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    by wmhill ·

    I am trying to add a scanner to a computer for a friend of mine. During the boot sequence, it says to press the Delete key to enter Setup. But when you do this, the computer locks up. I need to change to printer port settings to EPP. Any ideas on how I can get into the setup to do this??

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    • #2740456

      Reply To: Getting into the Setup on a computer

      by sgt_shultz ·

      In reply to Getting into the Setup on a computer

      what is the model number of the computer?

    • #2739385

      Reply To: Getting into the Setup on a computer

      by thechas ·

      In reply to Getting into the Setup on a computer

      Please describe what happens when the PC “locks up”.

      My first step would be to check and / or replace the CMOS back-up battery.
      When these get weak, strange things can happen.

      I have a system right now that locks up with a blue line at the bottom of the screen and a single cursor at the top when i enter BIOS setup.
      On this system, the video card and motherboard do not get along well.
      BIOS setup works fine with a different video card installed.

      Chas

    • #2739227

      Reply To: Getting into the Setup on a computer

      by deadly ernest ·

      In reply to Getting into the Setup on a computer

      If it is locking up at the BIOS Setup entry point it is best to:

      1. Disconnect all but the boot drive and floppy drive.

      2. Replace the CMOS battery.

      3. ‘Clear’ the BIOS data, most do this by shorting across the CMOS battery points or a jumper setting; check with board manuf web site.

      4. Enter new BIOS setup config from scratch.

      5. Reconnect the other drives and peripherals.

      6. Update BIOS if possible.

      BIOS entry lock up is usually due to battery failure, imminent battery failure, unknown password, of corrupt BIOS entry data. The instructions above will correct 95% of likely problems.

    • #2738283

      Reply To: Getting into the Setup on a computer

      by wmhill ·

      In reply to Getting into the Setup on a computer

      The computer is s SysteMax (I believe) that was originally sold on QVC. I know, I know! But I didn’t buy it, I am only trying to add the scanner for a friend.

    • #2738229

      Reply To: Getting into the Setup on a computer

      by edwardham29511 ·

      In reply to Getting into the Setup on a computer

      sometimes i found that buy pressing the delete button was really making it worse , try using F1 F2 F3

    • #3544186

      Reply To: Getting into the Setup on a computer

      by devinefv ·

      In reply to Getting into the Setup on a computer

      Look inside Physically. Does it look pretty Dusty? If so, Blow it out thouroghly [take it to the gas station].

    • #2745448

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      by devinefv ·

      In reply to Getting into the Setup on a computer

      Try a new/different keyboard.
      DevineFV

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