Emachine--Need help trying to disable BIOS Shadowing

By Escapadius ยท 5 replies
Dec 9, 2004
  1. I'm running a T2825 Emachine, andi think that the problem to a certian program running (not at OS) is related to BIOS Shadowing. I don't have any manuals (computer was a gift) and just wondering if anyone can help me.

    Goal is to Disable BIOS shadowing, if only temporary, to determine if it the cause to my problem.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    not sure what key needs presed on start up
    more in likely the delete key if not the F1
    on start screen start pressing the delete key a few secs at a time this should get you to bios(you may have to start pressing if the MB has a splash screen
    come up.
    scroll through to advanced? shouild be there down the list to disable shadowing
    I just loaded an older AMD 700mhz with W2K and had to disable shadowing .
  3. Escapadius

    Escapadius TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hmm....the key was f9 or something, and i didn't find the disable shadowing option. Perhaps its named differently...

    hmm? Anyone with more exact info?
  4. Escapadius

    Escapadius TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Anyone else have info here?
  5. rQbinN

    rQbinN TS Rookie

    Did u find it?

    Hey Escapadius.
    When I'm try to run my recovery partition on a Hp-laptop I get blue-screen.
    The magic wonder-screen of windows tells me to disable bios shadowing.

    And, in the bios setup found by f9 or f10 there is a setting in time delay where you can press f9, f10 OR f12.

    I didn't suceed to disable shadowing or presing f12. And therefor I wonder if u managed to fix this ****ty situation?

    Excuse my lowsy english grammar, I'm a proud Swede.

  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    The eMachines T-2825 has a history of a very high failure rate. If it is not working, or is behaving wierdly, assume the worst. The motherboards on that model often cannot be repaired.
    Tell us more about the problem you have that makes you feel the BIOS shadowing is necessary.
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