Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#41096 by JamieTEA
Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:57 am
Hello
Sorry I am a newbie here and after searching for hours through previous post and doing multiple searches I cannot find an answer to my question.

I recently reformatted my HD on an EI Systems notebook after a HDD faliure.
Loaded everything again but although I have the correct drivers for the onboard sound Via Technologies AC97 codec combo (WDM) which worked fine before, when I try to install them again the notebook reports 'onboard sound not activated in BIOS' and refuses to load.
I reboot and enter the BIOS screen but there are no settings available to enable or disable the onboard sound.
Could anyone tell me if there is a hidden menu via some shorcut to find these settings.

My BIOS is as follows....
American Megatrends version 1.08
Release date: 10/13/2003
Size: 512kb
Boot Devices: Floppy, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
Capabilities: Flash Bios, Shadow Bios, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
Supported Standards: DMI, APM, ACPI, ESCD, Pnp
Expansion Capabilities: ISA, PCI, AGP, USB

I have full system specs if needed as I ran the Everest test program and saved the results.

Any help greatly appreciated, and sorry if this is posted in the wrong section

Jamie