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1. Roadrunner 4030 (GL30) Notebook

1.1. How to clear CMOS password

Problem

Can not enter CMOS setup due to password. 

Solution

IMPORTANT: Make sure to remove the battery and AC adapter from the computer before performing this task. This should only be performed by a qualified computer technician.

Clear the BIOS password by shorting the J1 jumper leads on the main board (See attached picture). The jumper is accessable by removing the cover over one of the Mini-PCI-E cards.

2. Roadrunner HL1066 (HL9x) Notebook

2.1. Blue screen error message when installing Windows XP

Problem

Blue screen error when installing Windows XP on a Roadrunner HL1066 notebook.

Cause

Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is not supported in Windows XP and there is no option to disable AHCI in the CMOS settings. AHCI is enabled by default.

Solution

Update the BIOS firmware to version 1.03 or higher before proceding. Firmware and utilities are available on the Transource Computers web site. Enter the serial number of the notebook to get to the drivers and software page for your notebook.

Download and run the AHCI Utility

1. Download the AHCI Disable Utility file (See attached file). The utility is contained inside the downloaded compressed file.

2. Run the downloaded AHCI Disable Utility file (AHCI_utility.exe) on a computer with a new CD/DVD RW disc inserted in the CD/DVD burner drive. The utility will burn a bootable image to the disc.

3. Insert the bootable AHCI utility disc in the Roadrunner HL1066 notebook. Press F12 during boot and select boot from optical drive to boot to the AHCI utility disc.

4. At the command prompt type the word off and press Enter. This will disable AHCI in the BIOS.

NOTE: Typing the word on at the command prompt turns on AHCI in BIOS.

Install Windows XP

1. Insert your Windows XP CD into the optical drive and reboot the computer. Press F12 during reboot and select boot from optical drive to install Windows XP as normal.

2. After Windows XP installation is finished, continue on installing drivers and applications. Download aditional drivers from the Transource website.

2.2. Wireless select switch has not effect

Problem

Wireless Select Switch shows Bluetooth and WLAN disabled. Wireless Select Switch has no effect.

Cause

Wireless card is installed in the wrong slot.

Solution

IMPORTANT: Make sure to remove the battery and AC adapter from the computer before performing this task. This should be performed by a qualified computer technician.

Move the wireless card to the first slot. Should be the bottom slot under the bracket. See attached photo for correct slots for MiniPCI cards.

2.3. Disassembly Guide for the Roadrunner HL1066 (HL9x) Notebook

IMPORTANT: Make sure to remove the battery and AC adapter from the computer before performing this task. This should only be performed by a qualified computer technician.

See attached PDF document.

2.4. How to clear CMOS password

Problem

Can not enter CMOS setup due to password. 

Solution

IMPORTANT: Make sure to remove the battery and AC adapter from the computer before performing this task. This should only be performed by a qualified computer technician.

Clear the CMOS password by shorting the jumper leads on the main board under the memory sockets (See attached picture). To access the jumper leads, remove the memory module and carefully pull up the plastic cover over the clear CMOS point.


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