The Advent 7109B laptop uses the Phoenix "Award" version of BIOS, which is the operating system that controls the speed and functionality of the hardware connected to your computer. Formatting the information contained in your Phoenix Award BIOS will reset everything to the most basic working value possible, resolving computer errors and other types of system conflicts.
Reset the laptop.
Press "F2" as the computer is loading to access the BIOS.
Highlight the option titled "Load fail-safe defaults."
Press "Enter" to format the BIOS back to stock settings.