Need BIOS setup utility
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at blazenet.net
Sun Dec 18 15:07:43 CST 2005
On Sunday 18 December 2005 01:05 pm, Doc Shipley wrote:
> I'm foozling with a portable 386 system that keeps coming up with an
> "Incorrect Setting In BIOS" error. I've replaced the battery and tried
> the several DOS-based CMOS utilities from Simtel, but the error persists.
I have one socket 7 MB that's similar, you change the settings, save 'em,
and it *still* comes back with a "CMOS Checksum Error", so I'm figuring
that one is probably toast.
> Part of the problem is that this is a Taiwanese clone and the
> motherboard bears *no* manufacturer or model info. The only badging at
> all is on the front, which says "LCD 386". It looks like a fairly
> standard motherboard, has a Seagate ST-251 and a NewTronics DSDD 5.25"
> floppy drive, 8-bit EGA (I think) graphics card with an internal
> connector to a 640x240 mono LCD. The keyboard seems to be a regular AT
> type, clips on the front of the case over the LCD. Dimensions are about
> 12" tall, 17-18" wide, and 9" front-to-back.
There's a small program I remember (and might have someplace) that you give as
input that long string of numbers that pops up when your BIOS first signs on,
and it'll give you a link to the board maker's web site, if you like I can
do a bit of digging and see what I can come up with.
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