Re: bios pentium 166 mmx

Re: bios pentium 166 mmx


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Posted by Henry on November 24, 2001 at 17:00:56:

In Reply to: bios pentium 166 mmx posted by Pelletier on November 22, 2001 at 23:04:56:

: I changed something in my bios (I can't remember what) and the result is that my s3 graphic color card 3D stop to work with my computer.
: I put a 256 color trident card instead and my computer work. I changed also the sound card and the modem for old cards because of that!!!!! What i have to change in the bios or where i can found the original bios of my computer?


The only things you can change in "BIOS" are the settings you make in CMOS Setup. There are a lot of VGA related settings, so you must look on each page in CMOS Setup. Suggest that you put everything back like you had it to begin with then get into CMOS Setup and choose "Fail Safe", "Default", "Optimal or some other set of stored settings, SAVE and exit. Observe where you are with those settings, WRITE THEM DOWN in a notebook. RECORD EVERY CHANGE YOU MAKE in that notebook. KEEP THAT NOTEBOOK - you may get into trouble again (but ONLY after you forget what it takes to fix the computer).

AFTER you record the starting CMOS Settings, but BEFORE you change anything in CMOS Setup, boot up to windows and check the Device Manager - look for yellow blobs - these will indicate problems - let the win wizard help you fix any problems you find (probably need to reload the video driver).

If you still have trouble, change CMOS Settings, ONE (1) at a time until you get some sort of video response - then proceed until you have the video working as it should. MAKE SURE that you record every change so you can go back to an earlier step if something goes the wrong direction.

Good Luck,
Henry




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