the computer is a ibm 8303-jdu netvista 40g hd
the problem is this my friend had this computer and forgot his password the one after start-up, but before you get in the computer he tried to get in thru the bios
, but to no avail, because that will not change his password- he scraped it to me yesterday. i have any empty hd
and decided i'll put it in install on os, an i'll have a computer for the kids right--wrong when i go in to the bios
to change it to boot from cd first f9 or f10 will not work on the bios
exit page. all of save options are grayed out the only one is exit without saving.
ive removed the battery for 4 to 5 hrs(with power cord unplug from computer and wall) same thing,
checked and rechecked the wires- all in right place and snug,
tried to reset the cmos
jumper- left it in the new position for 20 minutes nothing.
tried putting old drive back in, thinking that maybe i could change the grayed options in the bios
, nope ,as a matter of fact, it now wont even go to the password screen like it use to.
i downloaded an iso image to update the bios
im getting an 0184(asset control antenna not detected) error an 0162(configuration error) error and 0176(system security- the system has been tampered with) im also getting a pxe e61- pxe mof and 1962 no os found,when i put the new drive in.
i know this is long but wanted to add all the details i could for maxium help, any thoughts would be apprecited for ive read alot of threads in this forum to no avail, the next thing im gonna try is a hammer!