Cannot get passed saving BIOS
Posted on 2009-12-21
Changed the motherboard battery on an HP Pavillion xw4400. Of course all the BIOS setting went back to default. Now, when I boot, I get the message that the ROM Options have changed and need to be saved. The computer then hangs with the F1: Save Changes prompt at the bottom of the screen.
I've pulled the CMOS battery, unplugged all non-essential things from the motherboard. No good. Can't F10 into the BIOS, it hangs at the Save Changes prompt first. Same with trying to get to the boot menu. Considered reflashing the BIOS but I can't get the machine to a place where it will boot from any kind of media.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.