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Old 12-19-2006, 12:02 AM   #1
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bios problem


i am having an error with a bios on a windows machine and i know this is a linux forum, but i use this site for all my linux problems and they usually get fixed, so figured if the error is at the bios it should not matter all too much, so if you guys can help me awesome if not i will try and find another forum, anyway i just installed a 256mb ram stick on an old sony vaio desktop, after i had installed it i started it up and got an error from the bios:
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Award Medallion BIOS v6.0
Copyright (C) 1984-2001, Award Software, Inc.

ACPI BIOS Revision 1005

Award Plug and Play BIOS Extension v1.0A
Initialize Plug and Play Cards...
PNP Init Completed

Detecting Primary Master ...ST360020A
Detecting Primary Slave ... None
Detecting Secondary Master ...Pioneer dvd-rw dvr-103
Detecting Secondary Slave ...Asus cd-s400/A

hardware monitor found an error. enter power setup menu for details

press f1 continue, f2 to enter setup
06/20/2002-I845 -p4b-lx
so i went into setup and went to the power tab, power has two options a.power up control and b.hardware monitor, so i went into hardware monitor and this is temptures(mb=95.5F, cpu=103F....too hot?), cpu fan speed(4560rpm), power fan speed(n/a), and voltage (vcore = 1.7V, +3.3V =3.3V, +5V = 5.1V, +12V = 11.7V, -12V = -12.1V) and the only option on all these things(temp., volt., etc.) are either hide it or monitor it, so i went to b.power up control, and the options there were: ac power loss restart(disabled), pwr up on modem act(disabled), and wake on lan(disabled), and after seeing that there was nothing i knew how to do to fix it i just hit f1 and booted into windowsxp and everything was fine, the new ram stick was recognized, i even took out the new ram stick just to see if that was the problem but still got the same error with it out, normally i would not care since it runs fine, but this is my friend's computer and i dont want to give it back to him with an error, so any help would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 12-19-2006, 12:11 AM   #2
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in General and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
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On another note, did you try resetting your BIOS?
 
Old 12-19-2006, 01:59 AM   #4
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i reset it to the defaults through the bios menu
 
Old 12-20-2006, 01:30 AM   #5
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Two suggestions:
1. Is this error caused by electrostatic? You'd better power off this laptop for an hour and start up to check again.
2. Perhaps, you should download the lastest BIOS and reflash it to clear all logs.


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