Fix Disabled Set-up in HP ProBook® 6445b
What are the possible reasons for set-up configuration being disabled in HP ProBook 6445b?
HP ProBook 6445b is an awesome notebook computer from HP. Default Operating System installed in your HP ProBook 6445b notebook is Windows 7. Its advanced features make your system high performing. You could get either 14 inch or 15.6 inch display that supports a resolution of 1366*768 and 1600*900 respectively. Processor used in HP ProBook 6445b is either AMD Turion II or Athlon II. You could get a graphics card of ATI mobility Radeon HD 4200 with your HP ProBook 6445b notebook. Ports in HP ProBook 6445b include 4 USB 2.0, Express card 54, microphone and headphone. The manufacturers also provide Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with this notebook computer. HP ProBook 6445b has a weight of 2.69 kg. HP also provides service and support to this laptop. Most of the settings in the BIOS are preconfigured by the manufacturer. Improper configuration of these user accessible settings can also cause system instability.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users of HP ProBook 6445b to resolve the issues with the set-up configuration in your system:
- Replace the BIOS battery
- Flash bios
- Replacing BIOS chip
Replace the BIOS battery
The CMOS chip in your HP ProBook 6445b stores the information about the BIOS configuration while your system is switched off. The CMOS chip is powered by a button type cell which will gradually get drained. So issues with the CMOS chip and battery can cause errors in the BIOS. Replacing the CMOS battery could help to solve the issues in the BIOS of your system.
The BIOS of your HP ProBook 6445b could get corrupted due to various reasons in your system and these troubles in BIOS would cause it to automatically lock down its set-up configuration. You can fix this problem by flashing the BIOS that you have installed in your system. You can flash your BIOS using a ready-to-boot USB flash drive.
If your BIOS gets corrupted and could not be flashed, you could remove it, reprogram with an updated BIOS version and reinstall it in your system board with the help of an expert. Also you could replace the BIOS chip with a new one, if it could not be reprogrammed.