Not entering in BIOS.

November 28, 2010 at 21:05:47
Specs: win 2k pro, intel p4- RAM - 256 MB
Hi there...

I have a IBM Think center system. P4 2.8 Ghz,, 1.2 GB ram and 40 GB HDD,

my problem is, when I turn on system it starts normally till display getting signal, when it comes to bios part, its unable to get into BIOS(by hitting F1+F2+Del) and even also not booting up, i always do a excesise that I opens the system case, just unplug the HD power wire and reconnect back. and wonder, it boots without any interupt.
sometime I disconnect and reconnect the IDE cable, than also boots up.

I didn't understanding whats the exactly problem.
please can you tell solution..

looking forward

thanks in advance.

All iZZ well

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November 28, 2010 at 22:40:52
For the bios....try pressing f12 and keep it depressed....then turn on the computer...
be sure to keep f12 will know when to let up.

To unplug the ide cable..I bet you touch the molex (power) plug....loose connection.....
test it by wiggling rather than unplugging.

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November 29, 2010 at 03:14:52
Are u sure F1+F2+DEL are correct keys to enter BIOS? Did u try to swap ide data cable(80 wires)? Can u see the post screen?

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November 29, 2010 at 03:40:35
Are you even sure that a key combination is the way to enter the BIOS on your machine? A lot of IBM's use a setup utility (disk) to enter and make changes to the BIOS. Look on Lenovo's site (formerly IBM's PC division) for the correct Users Guide and see whether or not that's the case:

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November 29, 2010 at 20:25:28
Thanks for reply..

actually I'm working as a technical support in a compony. all machines are IBM, and I troubleshoot hardware related problems.

about that F1+F2+Del buttons, it works and I lot of time worked on that perticular machine..

thanks in advance..

All iZZ well

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