trying to adjust system clock in bios and can

Nvidia / Awrdacpi
July 9, 2011 at 17:48:14
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1gb
How do I...adjust clock in bios on a dell c600 no keyboard but have external keyboard hooked up

Davidw


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#1
July 9, 2011 at 18:28:32
Why do you need to change the time in the bios ?

If you have no password enabled to access the bios Setup.....
You should be able to get into the bios by pressing the same key that gets you into the bios if your built in keyboard were working - that doesn't require a special key that is not on a regular keyboard - the key you press to go there is often displayed in a.line while booting the computer.
However, if the external keyboard is USB, the bios must have Legacy USB or USB keyboard or similar enabled in the bios Setup, in order to be able use a USB keyboard to get into the bios Setup. In newer bioses that usually enabled by default - in older bioses it may not be enabled by default.

You can also set the time and date in Windows, or whatever operating system, which will correct the time and date in the bios automatically

Documentatation

Manuals

Dell Latitude C600/C500

http://support.dell.com/support/edo...


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#2
July 9, 2011 at 19:09:45
just checking out the motherboard i have aguy going to purchase it from me it is pretty much a shell no ram keyboard is missing and im using a external keybard.also no hardrive

Davidw


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#3
July 9, 2011 at 19:11:28
i can press F2 and get in bios figured i could set the clock but it wont let me do it

Davidw


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#4
July 9, 2011 at 19:24:24
"pretty much a shell no ram"

"can press F2 and get in bios figured i could set the clock but it wont let me do it "

Huh ?
You can't have video when no ram is installed in the mboard, unless there is some built into (soldered into) the mboard.

What do you mean "won't let me do it" ?.

If you can get into the bios without needing to supply a password, you should have no problem changing the time.

READ the bottom of the Setup screens to find the instructions for the keys to change settings

READ the User's Guide if you need to.


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#5
July 10, 2011 at 06:41:21
i am in biops but aeeows wont ch nge the time i have tried 2 diffrent keyboard but to no avail yes it is a shell left over from parts being pulled from it ie hardrive keyboard ram various plastic pieces aguy wants it if motherboard is good i guess it is if it boots into bios which i have done already

Davidw


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#6
July 10, 2011 at 07:21:18
You have not provided any new info that i can make any more comments or instructions about.

Apparently there's the usual sparse info about the System Setup in the User's Guide, so that's of no help..


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#7
July 10, 2011 at 11:03:05
i have one stick in right now so i could get into bios

Davidw


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#8
July 10, 2011 at 12:07:04
"Apparently there's the usual sparse info about the System Setup in the User's Guide, so that's of no help.. "

Since there is nothing about what you see in your bios other than that, I have no idea what you are seeing in the Setup screens.

Figure it out !

"READ the bottom of the Setup screens to find the instructions for the keys to change settings"

E.g.

You must have something on the line where you set the time selected / highlighted.


You may need to press the Tab key or the > or < cursor key to get it to toggle so you can set an entry or the next entry in the time.

You may need to press the up or down cursor key, or the + or - key on your keypad section of the keyboard, NOT number keys.


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#9
July 10, 2011 at 12:11:11
i will give that a try tubes

Davidw


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#10
July 10, 2011 at 14:10:39
its says to press press up or down arrows to select which it lets me do but it says left or rght arrows to change which do nothing at all

Davidw


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#11
July 10, 2011 at 14:49:27
You're missing something.

You may need to press Enter or another key when the time line is highlighted first, then you can change the numbers.

You often cannot change the time in the bios by typing numbers - there's some other way of doing that, that increases or decreases the number displayed in the time line.

Similar applies to the date line.


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#12
July 10, 2011 at 15:46:25
i have followed the directions at the bottom of the screen it says i can directly enter the time or increase or decrease by using left or right arrows but nothing happens and yes the number is highlighted

Davidw


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#13
July 11, 2011 at 09:49:43
It's a lot more likely you're doing something wrong.than the bios is not letting you do it.

If you have any doubts about whether the keyboard is working properly, try a different keyboard.


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