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Anonymous
September 25, 2005 8:40:24 PM

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How can you access the BIOS on an old Compaq Deskpro? Already tried the
usual stuff... DEL after POST, F4, F5, F8, F10... Nothing.
Any suggestions
Thanks,
Gilbert

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September 26, 2005 2:03:37 AM

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If F10 doesn't work, it means the non-DOS setup partition at the front of
the hard drive is damaged or missing. If this is the case, go here:

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/

Select your model desktop or notebook and download the Softpaq for Computer
Setup. Run this SoftPaq and it will create a boot floppy from which you can
enter the BIOS. You might want to download the Personal Computer Diagnostics
SoftPaq as well.

HH


"Gilbert d" <pgdionne@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:KsednbLT3aqqlqreRVn-hg@rogers.com...
> How can you access the BIOS on an old Compaq Deskpro? Already tried the
> usual stuff... DEL after POST, F4, F5, F8, F10... Nothing.
> Any suggestions
> Thanks,
> Gilbert
>
September 27, 2005 12:04:42 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Gilbert,

on my old laptop it's F2. Don't know when this was changed by Compaq.

Good luck,
Theo

"Gilbert d" <pgdionne@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:KsednbLT3aqqlqreRVn-hg@rogers.com...
> How can you access the BIOS on an old Compaq Deskpro? Already tried the
> usual stuff... DEL after POST, F4, F5, F8, F10... Nothing.
> Any suggestions
> Thanks,
> Gilbert
>
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September 27, 2005 1:35:36 AM

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Never F2 on a Compaq. 95% are F10. A few newer Presarios are F1 and one
older Presario series (7100s) were <delete>. Older DeskPros, Prolineas and
Proliants are all F10.
HH

"a" <me@home> wrote in message
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> Gilbert,
>
> on my old laptop it's F2. Don't know when this was changed by Compaq.
>
> Good luck,
> Theo
>
> "Gilbert d" <pgdionne@rogers.com> wrote in message
> news:KsednbLT3aqqlqreRVn-hg@rogers.com...
>> How can you access the BIOS on an old Compaq Deskpro? Already tried the
>> usual stuff... DEL after POST, F4, F5, F8, F10... Nothing.
>> Any suggestions
>> Thanks,
>> Gilbert
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 27, 2005 12:32:33 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

In article <Cn1_e.58$Q34.1819@news.uswest.net>, HH
<hahunt42@kgexpress.net> writes
>Never F2 on a Compaq. 95% are F10. A few newer Presarios are F1 and one
>older Presario series (7100s) were <delete>. Older DeskPros, Prolineas and
>Proliants are all F10.
>HH
>

Yes and some newer Presarios F10 is restore to Factory Setup
(destructive of data). Confusing and not very satisfactory, like top
posting.
--
Nicholas David Richards -

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