Access Sony BIOS

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by i_pedal, Apr 30, 2002.

  1. i_pedal

    i_pedal Guest

    I've tried every key press I know: F1, F4, F10, Del, Esc, Shift+Esc, Shift+Del, Ctrl+Del, Alt+Del to try to access the bios on booting this thing.
    Is there something I'm missing about accessing the bios on XP?
    thanks,
    bill g
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Are you pressing and holding down during startup?


    BTW, I am jealous! '67 chevelle ragtop. *drool*
     
  3. i_pedal

    i_pedal Guest

    Thanks for reply guys.
    The thing boots so fast I don't really even hear the POST beep. I have tried holding the key from cold boot, restart; just hitting it throughout the boot, etc. The mb book says del is the correct key. It makes me wonder if bootvis has some setting that hauls a** thru the POST.
    I don't have the splash screen enabled so I get to see what appears to be the bios access message for an eyeblink and then all the dll's loading.
    I wonder if I removed bootvis. Boy I hate to screw up and have to do another restore.
    bill g
     
  4. dejav00

    dejav00 Guest

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    Not sure....I just hit DEL repeatedly until my monitor finally turns on, and there it is, my BIOS screen.

    lol...sorry i cant help
     
  5. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    I just hold down the DEL button through boot. Bingo!
     
  6. i_pedal

    i_pedal Guest

    Ok, I'm gonna try a cold start and hold the del key.
    OT xsivforce,
    here's pic of the ride
     
  7. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    *jealous*. I have had 3 of em. A '70, '71, '72. None of em ragtops. The '70 was an SS though. I miss that ride.:(
     
  8. i_pedal

    i_pedal Guest

    Well DUH! It was the F2 key. ASUS says it's del but I guess Sony changed it. Go figure. Anyhow, it was about the most sparse bios I've ever seen. Maybe 20 settings. So much for tweaks.
    thanks again for help guys. If I'm ever wherever y'all are we'll take the red car and drive around and throw beer cans at signs.
    bill g
     
  9. xsivforce

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    Now that sounds like fun!!!