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Re: [LUG] Lost setup


On 19/06/2020 18:32, Simon Waters wrote:

Whilst there check what the firmware is, version, date, and hardware, and take
some screenshots of the current settings of what devices it is booting from if
it isn't immediately obvious what is wrong.

In the old days this would be because the BIOS battery had lost all charge and
lost all its settings, but these days they don't use batteries for that
(thankfully), but they can still lose their settings occasionally. Most have a
factory default restore option (but I would photograph all the current
settings on a mobile phone before doing anything drastic like that unless you
know what you are doing, always have a method to get back to what it was
before you fiddled, you will be happier with yourself in the long run).

I decided to take the laptop to our local computer shop. The owner immediately went to the BIOS and saw that legacy mode was off. He turned it back on and all is well.

I have no idea why this happened. I certainly never touch the BIOS except when I buy a new computer, just to check that secure boot is off. Otherwise I keep well away.

Still, all is well, so I am happy,


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