Lali ho! A few months ago a friend of mine pitied me over the death of my netbook and gave me his old computer, fairly old machine but sufficient to my needs, runs Linux Mint 15. But there's an issue with the BIOS, or at least that's what we think it is. Here's a brief summary. - When booting the system, half the time it doesn't register the monitor, making progress impossible. - When it finally recognizes the monitor, in order to have the system actually boot Linux Mint 15 I have to open the BIOS controls and tell it to try booting from CD, then removable drive, and only then from hard drive. Even though nothing is plugged in to any removable drive port and the CD drive has never been used for anything. - I save these altered settings and for a brief time, the system will function, but eventually when booting it will go back to the old settings, fail to recognize the monitor, and the whole cycle repeats. So my question is simple. What is the problem, and how do I fix it? As an author I'm pretty reliant on this machine, at least until I can find a text editor that works through my PS3, so this issue is bringing my career to a standstill. Something I can't exactly afford now I have my daughter to take care of. Anyone got any ideas how to repair this issue?