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5230Re: [NH] Changing CMOS and Formatting Hard Drive

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  • dave
    Sep 30, 2005
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      Hi Jody
      Before you reflash your bios take a COPY in case off ??
      Usually the new bios comes with a backup program and make absolutely sure
      that it matches the one you all ready have.

      Normally you can not copy from another machine.

      what do you mean with the NTFS format you will keep the same.

      THANYOU DAVE

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      From: "Jody" <kjv-av1611@...>
      To: "NoteTab & HTML" <ntb-HTML@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 1:49 PM
      Subject: [NH] Changing CMOS and Formatting Hard Drive


      > Hi All,
      >
      > I don't know when I'll have time to do this, but I have a new
      > laptop. It is an HP with 100MB drive and a Phoenix CMOS.
      >
      > Can I replace a CMOS, like the pitiful one above with (I think)
      > Megatrend or the one I want it that is the wrong name? If so, any
      > pointers? Where do I get the CMOS that I want? Is it free
      > normally? Can I copy it from another computer? Am I asking for
      > trouble? <bg> So far, I cannot boot up into DOS with what I have
      > available. It appears I can if I get a USB Floppy drive so I can
      > then use PQ Magic without having to reformat the drive. It is now
      > the NTFS format and I'll keep it like that when formatting.
      > DISKPART won't let me create a partition/volume on the only MBR
      > drive.
      >
      > Take care,
      > Jody Adair
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