Having problems with your Computer Utilities & Maintenance ?

Can't Access BIOS on Dell Dimesnion E521

\015 I can boot up and go to desktop in normal or safe mode with no problem; however, I'm trying to enable the onboard audio for my computer and it must be done through the BIOS (F2) at system start up.\015\012\015\012When I hit the F2 key, the read out claims that it's going into the BIOS but just hangs and goes no where. It's quite odd that I see no other problems with my operating system. I was recently hit with a trojan virus but it was removed. \015\012\015\012Anyone know how to get into the BIOS, other than hitting F2???\015\012Thanks!\015

Answers :

Unfortunately, I don't think there is another way to get in to the bios other than what it says. I know that you got rid of this trojan, but you may be feeling the after effects of this virus. Some viruses will harm your computer physically and not just on your hard drive. You may have gotten ahold of one of those like that though. But you may be able to reset your bios another way. There is a connector on the board for the cmos and it should say on the board itself CMOS and right next to it 3 little pins with a connector on two of the 3. Just remove that connector and put it on the other side of those 3 pins and leave it there for about 5 minutes, then swap it back. That acts as a manual reboot of the bios itself. Try that and see if it works

Use the bios reset jumper on the mother board to access the bios or try updating the bios
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Computer Utilities & Maintenance

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Can't Access BIOS on Dell Dimesnion E521


Unfortunately, I don't think there is another way to get in to the bios other than what it says. I know that you got rid of this trojan, but you may be feeling the after effects of this virus. Some viruses will harm your computer physically and not j ... Computer Utilities & Maintenance

I have a Dimension E521 and i get a crash wit a stock vid card


Uninstall your video driver then update your driver for your stock video card ... Dell Dimension E521 AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 3600+ , 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM , 250 GB EIDE SATA H... PC Desktop

Dell inspiron 630m bios password problem


Dell Laptop with bios or hard drive password set ? Unlock your dell laptop using the link below if it display a message that says "this computer system is protected by a password authentication system, you cannot access the data on this computer with ... Dell PC Laptops

Dell m65 bios password


Dont know if there was a previous question to this.\015\012but why cant you access bios and why do you want to access bios.\015\012if it to reset password I have software thats boots up and can change or wipe passwords ,even with no hardd ... HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

Bluethooth not working


Enable the Wireless switch in BIOS.to access BIOS...press F2 when you see the Dell logo ... Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

Toshiba Satellite 1400


To Access the Bios Setup Utility Here Is A List Of Key Commands And The Make/Model They Are For..\015\012\015\012Acer - Aspire, Power, Veriton, Extensa, Ferrari, TravelMate, Altos\015\012\015\012 ... Toshiba Satellite A35-S159 Notebook

My dell E521 is now getting STOP errors after installin a video c


There is an IRQ conflict(internal adressing all the hardware parts)you may want to set all the IRQ options in BIOS to auto and let the BIOS handle the IRQ adressing, disable the plug'n'play OS feature too so that the computer hardware manages t ... Dell Dimension E521 AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 3600+ , 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM , 250 GB EIDE SATA H... PC Desktop

Forgoten paswords I have a dell inspiron 1150 at the end of the school year last year it was put up for safe keepings. well in the process of summer I cant seem to remember the passwords. I tried all I can think of such as Pushing F2 for set up/F8 for trouble shooting & F12 for boot menu but it goes straight into security screen for one of the two passwords-1 primary, 2administrator. Itried looking for a hard drive to change but I didn't find one, I also looked for the bios baterry and or bios j


I think you forgot windows XP password you set before. You will reset the password as soon as possible to regain access to your computer.\012\0 ... HP Pavilion dv2000t 14.1" Notebook Laptop PC (Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66 GHz, 1GB RAM, 100GB HDD, D... PC Notebook

How to boot from cd if i cant change the boot sequence.


ONE MORE TIME!GO HERE:http://web.archive.org/web/20041106044148/qasimtoep.tripod.com/dell/dell.htmlDon't be scared of the little ol' 24C02 non-volatile RAM chip that is used to store the passwordsand tags - there's one ... Dell Latitude 100L Notebook

Bios password was changed and now i cant get into it


There are a number of methods that can be used to bypass or reset the BIOS password, like\015\012\015\012\015\012Using a manufacturers backdoor password to access the BIOS\015\012\01 ... Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook

SO i have a dell dimension E521 and it worked fine last night i got a brand new internal wireless card and i opened the back of the computer up placed the card in the pci slot that was available cleaned out all the dust and put the backing on and booted the computer and now i cant get the computer to start. The main dell page with the BIOS comes up and then when windows tries to boot the computer shuts off completely and restarts itself i tried removing the wireless card and restarting and it st


Just reinstall operating system with the card\012from dell support helper id#1587 ... Dell Dimension E521 PC Desktop

Cant boot up Computer- Memory address line failure


Change your system memory card: below is the system memory for the Optiplex GX110:\015\012I took this from the manual. I assume you do not have one... let me know if you want them I can send it to you\015\012\015\012You can increase system memory up ... Dell OptiPlex GX110 PC Desktop

Keeps saying NTL DR cant work or access anything


See the following for instructions on resolving this;\015\012\015\012http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318728\015\012 ... Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

Format hard drive without access to bios


Is there an option when you boot up to go to a boot menu other than the bios, with dell's if you press F12 it will take you to a boot menu and you can select to boot from cd ... Lenovo 3000 N100 0768 - Pentium Dual Core T2060 1.6 GHz - 15.4in. TFT PC Desktop

I have a dell 4600 that I got from my daughter . which I had to re-install and It has a password in the bios for the set up and my daughter dont know


\015\012 \015\012Hi katmbutts;\015\012 \015\012 \015\012Before attempting to bypass the BIOS password on a computer, please take a minute to contact the hardware ... Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

Need to unlock bios password on dell laptop, have service tag # and ends in 59b


Hi,If you have loast the password, to reset the BIOS password you need to remove temporarily the CMOS battery , so to reset BIOS settings.Some model may be using NV Ram, in that case removing the battery is not enough. ... Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook

1. My ideapad Y430 easy cam doesnot working after i reinstall windows vista ultimate. Not i cant use it for my password. 2. I also try to partition it into four but it doesnot support i can have only two partition. 3. i cant install Windows XP3 in this machin. plese halp me.


This is all I can offer in your situation.....one option is to..use the...Novo buttonThis button functions as a reset button; use with caution. Press the1. Novo button to enter the main interface of OneKey Recovery while thepo ... Lenovo 3000 Y410 Notebook

BIOS password on DELL Inspiron 8500


Dell Laptop with bios or hard drive password set ? Unlock your dell laptop using the link below if it display a message that says "this computer system is protected by a password authentication system, you cannot access the data on this computer with ... Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook

Disk read error no recovery cd


The BIOS is hard wired into the motherboard and contains all information about the hardware on M/board.usually accessed by pressing del key or f2 key you will have how to do this at the bottom of the boot up screen read all info carefully it should l ... PC Desktops

My evesham explorer 2007 when switched on the screen remains blank except for a box asking for a authencation password in the bottom right hand corner is a icon called phoenix technology i have never subscribed to them can you help as i cant even get in to the start up menu thanks


Someone has put a password into your BIOS.\015\012Ask people who have access to the PC if they have gone and put a password in it.\015\012The Dell BIOS is made by Phoenix. ... PC Laptops

USB problem with Dell Dim. 4600


OK KIM,TO ACCESS THE BIOS ONSTART UP PRESS THEhttp://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm.THIS WILL TELL YOU WHICH KEY.Should be f2 or del.RICHARDM69.Need futher help just ask. and please donot forget to vote ... Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

No post screen, cant access cmos settings. but windows starts as usual just a blank screen til then?


Hi,Its possible that your cmos settings were changed prior to this problem so as not to display cmos settings options at boot up. Have you tried resetting your cmos settings to fix the problem? You can do this by a jumper which is usually found ... Dell Dimension 2350 PC Desktop

Dell Inspiron 1545 system password recovery


I tried all options available online, and the only guys that could actually unlock my laptop were the guys from ... Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

Bought a dell inspiron 1526 laptop from a pawn shop. but can't access harddrive due to a password, is their anyway I can bypass it or delete the password on the hardrive.


Dell Laptop with bios or hard drive password set ? Unlock your dell laptop using the link below if it display a message that says "this computer system is protected by a password authentication system, you cannot access the data on this computer with ... Dell Inspiron 1526 Notebook

NEED TO BREAK THE BIOS PASSWORD ON MY SON'S DELL INSPIRON 8500


Dell uses NVRAM which retains the password forever regardless of removing the battery as you now know. The service tag number is used with a keygen to generate a master password. As a Dell tech I can tell you that what I have done is to go to Dell's ... PC Laptops
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.5964 seconds