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IBM Aptiva BIOS hangs, SOLVED!!!! LIVES AGAIN !!!

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2002 7:21 pm
by Shurlock
Since installing a PCI-VGA card (which automatically disables the on-board VGA), I have not been able to get past the POST.
The system boots upto the BIOS-screen which should enable me to enter BIOS. The keyboard however doesn't respond anymore.
If I remove the keyboard, obviousely I will see the message 'PS/2-keyboard missing', so I presume the POST is actually trying to 'read' the machine.

I've checked all info's on IBM sites and have learned from the User's Manuals that the BIOS can NOT be cleared manually. THIS I DON'T BELIEVE !!!!

The BIOS is manufactured by Acer and has the following info:
V70MA-CR BIOS U44 V 3.2R01-TO

Any suggestion is welcome. Thanx in advance.

SOLUTION: Connect a SERIAL mouse and press BOTH buttons during BOOT!! :D

Thanks for the suggestions!

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2002 4:49 pm
by a_user
I would call IBM support first but if all else fails there are programs that will clear the cmos. Look here