No Recovery Disk, need enter bios

January 14, 2012 at 02:12:23
Specs: Windows ME
I have an old Evesham Desktop PC which I want to get working again. It was working perfectly before I upgraded. It was bleeping at boot up, I refixed the RAM etc and it now starts, gets as far as asking for recovery disk to be inserted in A drive. I don`t have the recovery disk. How will I get the computer working again, it has the old Windows ME operating system.

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#1
January 14, 2012 at 02:57:04
Download USB mass storage driver for Windows 95 OSR/2.1

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#2
January 14, 2012 at 04:02:01
Thanks for replying. In layman`s terms how do i go about doing this with a computer that doesn`t works. I have a spare laptop that i use, would i download it to here then how would i get the old computer to get this information? it only gets as far as Bios ROM checksum error...then Detecting floppy drive A media...
Thanks

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#3
January 14, 2012 at 04:44:46
Hi Neath,

you advise your desktop was working pefectly, before you upgraded.

What did you upgrade?

Have you a dos boot floppy disc you can try?

This may help:-

http://www.ehow.com/how_5850230_mak...

or google:- wme recovery disc

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#4
January 14, 2012 at 06:03:51
Hi Mike,
Thanks for replying. I have very limited knowledge on computers, but I`m trying to learn. What it is....I currently have a dell desktop pc, about 5 or 6 years old obviously with no floppy disk drive. The other pc is a desktop, evesham one, with windows me operating system, probably 10 years old, with a floppy drive plus 2 other dvd drives. When I tried starting it up, I couldn`t get it to recognise the monitor, so I opened it up and re-sat the ram, etc, changed the cmos battery to a new one and started it up. It then worked on the monitor, but all I get is the black screen which says version 3.11.00.18.00 bios......finishing with 32.0mb ram, then award bootblock bios v1.0 copyright, etc Bios ROM checksum error
Detecting floppy drive A media...insert system disk and press enter.
The problem is I don`t have a disk to put into the floppy drive.
Where do I go from here?
Thanks

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#5
January 14, 2012 at 07:24:32
"award bootblock bios v1.0 copyright, etc Bios ROM checksum error"

That's because you changed the CMOS battery & cleared the CMOS memory. Enter the BIOS, correct all the settings, save & exit.


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#6
January 14, 2012 at 08:06:16
I can`t get into BIOS. I`ve tried pressing every button that I can think of...any idea how I can get into bios? Thanks

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#7
January 14, 2012 at 10:42:24
what do u mean u pressed every button ?
the only ways to enter bios is to keep taping F2 key or delete at boot up

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#8
January 14, 2012 at 11:10:22
Yeh I tried pressing F2 continuously, that didn`t work, I also tried del button continuously but that didn`t work either, I tried other options as recommended on other sites, but nothing worked.

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#9
January 14, 2012 at 15:27:05
Hi Neath,

When a pc boots, it generally displays on the screen, which key or keys (possibly the Pause or F1 key) you have to press in order to enter the bios.

Googling:-

enter evesham bios

throws up a number of hits.

I suspect when you changed the cmos battery, the pc 'lost' the settings for the hard disc, such that it cannot now 'see' it in order to boot from it.

Re-input the hdd paramters and hopefully it will boot.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#10
January 14, 2012 at 20:10:03
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/...

larry

is 32mb the amount of ram you have


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#11
January 15, 2012 at 05:41:52
I have a 125mb of ram plus another 256mb.

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#12
January 15, 2012 at 05:44:23
I don`t get as far as it saying press f ? for set up unfortunately, nothing else comes on the screen. how to i get in to reset the hdd parameters, what are these, and do i need to be in bios to do this, because i can`t get that far.
Thanks

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#13
January 15, 2012 at 14:47:38
dont know if your computer can boot from a cd but, I say try:
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06723

download this one:
Peppermint-Two-i386-06052011.iso (442MB


larry


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