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Well I am trying to get an OLD IBM 6578 to work for one of my Daughter's girlfriend. It had 128MB of memory and I put 512 MB into it. It has Windows
XP on it so I think that sped it up some. No we don't want to go to FIREFOX or any other OS.
The BIG problem is trying to get into the BIOS SETUP when you first turn it on. I have tried every key I can think of to get into setup but no luck. It boots on up. I do know that it recognizes the 512 MB of memory. I can't get it to recognize the modem or get the modem to work. I am begining to think maybe the modem is no good.
Anybody know how to get into SETUP?
09-07-2007, 09:10 PM
did you try the Escape key or the DELETE key?
Well yes I have tried both and then all the "F" keys and the PG UP and PG DN and also the space bar. I have about run out of ideas. I went to IBM website and the page with the manual wasn't online last night. I bookmarked and will try again.
09-09-2007, 10:40 PM
Just a shot in the dark, but some older machines used Ctrl-S or Ctrl-Esc. I've also seen Ctrl-Q listed, but never saw a BIOS using that combination!
Well I finally got into setup this afternoon. Found out you have to press and hold the "F1" key untill you hear the floppy drive start searching then turn loose and you are in. Didn't do me much good to get to setup because I am still having problems with the modem no being reconized. I have tried several modems and none of them will work yet. I am, not sure that any of the modems are good so that might be a big part of the problem.
09-10-2007, 12:50 AM
Older systems don't have the drivers to recognize equipment.
Have you loaded the drivers for it prior to booting with it in http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif
Also, is it a PC Slot modem ? If so, change it around the PC slots to see if that helps.
N1YDX - Lee
09-14-2007, 01:41 PM
Alot of computers use the delete key as the interupt to access the BIOS.
I doubt the issue is with the BIOS. I'd put money on a driver issue. Check device manager to see if it's there first. If not, is it is possible to connect the computer to a broad band connection, and run the add hardware wizard and see if the computer can find the driver's online.
Otherwise, the options are replace the modem (which will be the least painful) or see if there are any numbers on the card you can google to find the drivers.
09-15-2007, 02:54 AM
Did you try the proper modem driver for XP.
XP has it's own drivers for modems.
I would use a card modem and use the driver for it.
Also have you installed the motherboard drivers for it.
If the motherboard drivers are not installed the modem would not work period !
You will probably have to
google it to find the motherboard driver.
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09-17-2007, 02:04 AM
Try hitting the one of these keys on start up:
del, esc, F1, or F2, one of them should get you in to the BIOS set up.
Good Luck and 73 de Rick KC2ESD/4
Well I have come to the conclusion that the modem card is bad. I am going to get another modem card and confirm this.
I have been able to get into setup by pressing the "F1" key for a little longer than I thought I should have to.
This puter belongs to my Daughter's friend so I can't just toss it. It's old and slow but it's the best she can get right now. I have tried in a nice sort of way to try and get them to get DSL but money is tight so it's dialup for now.