Reboot the computer and press the F key on the keyboard twice. This signals that the computer has two floppy disk drives.
Reboot the computer and watch for instructions to enter the CMOS setup utility (for example, a message may say to press the DELETE key). Do what it says to go into CMOS setup.
In Windows, press the DELETE key twice to enter the CMOS setup utility.
In Windows, go to Start | Run and type “floppy.” Click OK to open the Floppy Disk Drive Setup Wizard.
The device doesn’t need BIOS, so there’s no need for a driver disc.
The device has an option ROM that loads BIOS, so there’s no need for a driver disc.
Windows supports TV capture cards out of the box, so there’s no need for a driver disc.
The manufacturer made a mistake and didn’t include everything needed to set up the device.
All hardware needs BIOS.
All hardware that attaches to the motherboard via ribbon cables needs BIOS.
All hardware built into the motherboard needs BIOS.
Some hardware devices need BIOS.
The power outage toasted his RAM.
The power outage toasted his video card.
The power outage toasted his hard drive.
The power outage toasted his CPU.
Davos should boot the computer holding the left SHIFT key. This will clear the CMOS information.
Davos should try various combinations of the former employee’s name. The vast majority of people use their name or initials for CMOS passwords.
Davos should find the CMOS clear jumper on the motherboard. Then he can boot the computer with a shunt on the jumper to clear the CMOS information.
Davos should find a replacement motherboard. Unless he knows the CMOS password, there’s nothing he can do.
Reboot the computer about three times. That’ll clear the CMOS and get you up and running.
Open up the computer and find the CMOS clear jumper. Remove a shunt from somewhere on the motherboard and put it on the CMOS clear jumper. Reboot and then put the shunt back where you got it. Reboot, and you should be up and running in no time.
Boot into the CMOS setup program and then find the option to load a plugand- play operating system. Make sure it’s set to On. Save and exit CMOS; boot normally into Windows. You should be up and running in no time.
Boot into the CMOS setup program and then find the option to load Optimized Default settings. Save and exit CMOS; boot normally into Windows. You should be up and running in no time.
Dying CMOS battery
Corrupt system BIOS
Drivers and Settings