battery out and now no windows

February 20, 2009 at 13:43:27
Specs: Windows Vista, 4gb
i removed the battery in hopes of flashing the bios and i did not back anything up on disk and now i can not get into windows or any thing .. am i totally screwed? or can you help me.

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#1
February 20, 2009 at 14:13:23
"i removed the battery in hopes of flashing the bios"

Who told you to remove the battery? What you most likely did was reset the BIOS to the defaults. What happens when you boot up? Anything on the screen at all?


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#2
February 20, 2009 at 16:07:44
Thank you for responding.it does boots up and then it try's to load windows but stops there. my intent was to reset my passwords to enter the bios area so that i could overclock it.

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#3
February 20, 2009 at 17:32:43
OK, just to be clear, you understand that flashing the BIOS means to update the BIOS to a newer version? And it's usually done by either booting off a floppy & running a flash utility program or by using a Windows flash utility? What you did by removing the battery was reset the BIOS to the default settings. After doing so, did you enter the BIOS & correct all the settings again?

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#4
February 20, 2009 at 18:53:00
no i didn't do any of that.and yes i wanted to update the bios,how will i do all that now. now I'm not sure i will be able to correct all those settings.i guess i have created a nice paper weight.i want to thank you for your time.

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#5
February 20, 2009 at 19:07:35
"I'm not sure i will be able to correct all those settings"

Not sure? Have you tried? You haven't mentioned the make/model of your board, but usually all you have to do is press the DEL key during bootup to enter the BIOS. Did you manage to clear the password? If not, unplug the power cord & remove the battery...wait a minute, then pop it back in. That *should* clear the password & reset the BIOS, then you can enter it using the DEL key & correct all the settings.


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#6
February 25, 2009 at 23:05:35
"it try's to load windows but stops there."

Elaborate.

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