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    Can't access bios

    If (as I found by investigating another issue) I find I can't access bios, and I get the 'PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable / PXE-M0F: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent' error, then is this (from the net) a sensible option:

    'Power down
    Unplug power cord
    Open computer case and remove the CMOS RTC battery (about the size of quarter)
    Press and hold the power button for 10-15 seconds. This allows all capacitors to drain
    Put the battery back, plug the power cord in and power up

    You should get a CMOS checksum error and a press f1 to continue f2 to enter setup message.
    Press F2.
    Load defaults, set date/time, check all other settings, save and exit.'

    and is this high among the likely causes of error in any of your experience? As various possibles come up when searching, though some/most are related to not being able to boot up at all, which I can, no problem.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Can't access bios

    The error is normally caused by you having a network cable not plugged in.
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    Re: Can't access bios

    Why would I necessarily have a network cable plugged in under normal circumstances - excuse my ignorance?

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    Re: Can't access bios

    Under normal circumstances you wouldn't, its for things like booting from a network etc, either way sounds as though something has gone a miss, try resetting the bios as you said and see what the score is then.
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    Re: Can't access bios

    Righto, will do thanks.

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    Re: Can't access bios

    Good luck with it
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    Re: Can't access bios

    All good thanks...












    ..chiefly on account that before I got that far, I twigged I was erroneously F12-ing. For no reason, known even to me hence the network-error flavour of things. I coulda bluffed my way out of confessing, but what the heck. (Effing f keys..)


    Thanks anyway!

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    Re: Can't access bios

    Lol, well the bright side is you have it all sorted now
    Jon

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