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Old 01-12-2007, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I can't get into the BIOS on my Latitude CPi D300XT

Hi,

Just wondered if anyone has any ideas? I've got a Dell latitude D300XT laptop, and I can't get into the BIOS. I've tried Del, F2, F1 <Fn>F1 on bootup.

I got into it once before, but that was when it was complaining that something wasn't right. I want to make sure the onboard sound is enabled, as it's not showing up in Ubuntu as existing!
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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On boot up it just goes into windows , no bios ?

A lot of Dells have a detachable cmos battery, like the CPX, unfortunately the battery is in the top cover, near the trak pad. So you have to disassemble the notebook. Yours may be different.
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yup, only it goes into linux. I can get that up and running, but I can't get into the BIOS! Something's not right here....

Not sure what you mean about the cmos battery. would detaching that get me into the bios???
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Most PC.s and notebooks will show some kind of bios screen at boot up, some it can be disabled. If you can not get in , it might be worth removing the cmos battery, IF yours has a removable cmos battery . You have to determin if yours has a rmovable battery AND disassembly of your notebook should only be done by someone that has done something like that.

there is a lot of info out there, It looks like there is a rmovable battery on yours. Some say removing will not help reset the bios.
the bst is for you to decide. try google , ask questions
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