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Old 04-22-2006, 02:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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There is some problem in my Laptop. It refuses to go ahead of the BIOS. When I press <F2> to enter bios setup it shows
"System BIOS Shadowed"
"Video BIOS Shadowed"

Why? What does "shadowed" mean? What should I do?
My system is an old HP Pavillion ze5385us.
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Old 04-22-2006, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try clearing your CMOS, resetting your BIOS, and when you can enter it, load FAIL-SAFE defaults. Check the sticky if you don't know how to.
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Originally posted by ExitProsecSpree
Try clearing your CMOS, resetting your BIOS, and when you can enter it, load FAIL-SAFE defaults. Check the sticky if you don't know how to.
Good option - try it.
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Old 04-22-2006, 06:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If it refuses to go into BIOS how on earth do you reset the BIOS?

Normally if I wanted to do this, I would have to physically take out the little watch battery on the motherboard. But he has a laptop which isn't exactly the easiest thing to take apart.
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Try calling the company you bought it from. Maybe they can help if its still under warranty.
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