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Tecra 8000, getting inot the bios

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I have the usual things but can't get into the bios.  I want to boot from a Windows98SE CDROM, but I can't change the boot order because I can't get into the bios....

PLease help
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Question by:Andy_UK
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by:war1
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Greetings, Andy_UK!
  Sometimes you have to time it right to get into the Bios settings. When you see the first logo screen, keep one of the following keys:  DEL, F1, F2 or F10.  If you see the memory self test, the screen tells you which key to hit.

Best wishes, war1
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by:Andy_UK
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Non of the above worked, the screen does not any self test for memory,
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by:war1
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When you hit the key, did you keep hitting the key?
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by:war1
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If you aren't sure what key you need to enter Bios, sometimes just holding down a couple of keys on the keyboard during bootup will give a keyboard error and you will be asked if you want to enter Bios.
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bluehaired earned 250 total points
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Hello Andy_UK.


Try this.
When powering the Tecra on have the Escape key depressed. You should then a screen asking you to press F1 to continue. This should take you into the BIOS.

Good luck.

bluehaired
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by:Wakeup
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Did you try ESC?  some Tecra's use the ESC button.

And as stated by war1 keep hitting it?


Also take a look at this page:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

It may contain key combinations that may work for your machine.  However the traditional Tecra is F1 or ESC
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by:Andy_UK
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Thanks
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by:LancerX7
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I would like to thank bluehaired. I had the same problem, but can now modify the BIOS. Thank you. :)
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