Suspect BIOS problem

By Hodsocks
Nov 13, 2004
  1. I have been given an old Toshiba laptop (550CDT) to look at because it will not boot up. When you turn it on it shows just a message about inserting the BIOS update diskette and hitting any key.
    I downloaded a BIOS update and it booted into windows OK, but if I switch the machine off it comes up with the message again. If I just restart the laptop it goes into windows without a problem. Why the BIOS is not saving the info has me beat.
    Any suggestions anyone?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Have you tried changing the cmos battery?

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  3. Hodsocks

    Hodsocks TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 370

    That was also my thought too, if I can get to it.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes not as easy as a normal pc eh lol
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