Password \ BIOS problem with IBM netvista 6579-K9U
Posted on 2004-10-26
I have an IBM computer and am having a world of trouble with it.
I purchased a new harddrive for it, so I know the HD's not the problem.
When I boot I am getting an error PXE-E61 Media test failure check cable.
It loops this message a few times then goes to this black screen, that shows a picture of a floppy diskette and the F keys and says
1962 no operating system found press F1 to reboot.
I think there is a bios problem. I have tried getting into the BIOS but there is no where to change the boot sequence. I think this is because there is a system password (the IBM site says if you don't enter the password you will have limited access, but I am not prompted for a password).
I have the IBM recovery disk but cannot get it to run.
I tried flashing the BIOS, but received an error that said system configuration errors cannot run.
I don't no what type of motherboard this is, it just says IBM 2001 on it.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.