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So what are C:, D: and E: hard drive partitions or CD Roms?
I can use the dos to read drives A:,C:,D:, and E: drives.
Windows ME (spare computer)
Windows XP 2002 Professional SP3 (desktop computer)
Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (laptop computer)
Windows 8 64bit spare drive for laptop computer
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 12:14 PM
I have a 5151, and the only original parts on it are the case and motherboard. But I'd start off by saying, what you are calling the "computer setup" is the BIOS. So, hitting F10 while the red COMPAQ letters repeatedly, will get you that. I'm not positive about this, but I think you need to change the system POST to slow, or off of Fast anyway (don't remember what the other setting is). This should cause the system to look at all the drives when booting. Most of the default settings should work, as long as you didn't change much inside the computer. You want the busses enabled, the USB enabled, the PCI VGA disabled, the A drive enabled, the B not enabled, enhanced IDE and Ultra 33 enabled. Then, before you save the changes, open the CD drive, and put in the "red RESTORE" disc.
I am trying to fix and old computer for my grandkids can play on. I had to put a new battery in it and it started working with a windows98 start up disc. I tried to get my recovery cd to work. didn't work. I have played around with it to where I probably am screwed. I have tried to do the fdisk and format and still no help. I don't remember all of the screens I had. I restarted the computer with the windows98 start up disk, I hit f10 I get something called computer setup. I have wrote down every thing this has to say.
Computer Setup 686A1 10\18\99
Language : gives a list i hit enter on english
Then I get this screen System- Communications-Storage-Input Devices-Multimedia-Exit
PCI Bus Master Enabled Can be changed to disabled
System Post Fast
Power Managment Enabled
Power on Passport
Alternative Memory Reporting Enabled
System Inactivity timeout 38 min.
<--> select menu (arrow up or down) select item +/- change values enter Select
On all Enables there is disabled
Parallel Port Mode Bidirectional-EPP-Ecp or Compatible
Onboard LAN Enabled
Diskette Drive A: 1.44mb or 120mb (3.25 inch)-Not Installed-360-kbyte(5.25 inch) 1.2mb (5.25inch) 720-kbyte (3.5inch)
Diskette Drive B: not installed (same as above)
Select operating system: Dos only or dos with Windows-Other operating system
Enchanced IDE transfer: Enabled-Disabled
Primary IDE controler: Enabled-Disabled
Secondary IDE Controler: Enabled-Disabled
USB legacy keyboard support:Disabled-Enabled
PCI VGA Snoop: Disabled-Enabled
Compaq Multimedia Monitor: Auto-dection -present-not present
Onboard Monochrome Video mode support: Enabled-Disabled
Save changes and reboot
Ignore changes and exit
Set defaults and reboot
This may belong in hardware not sure. All of the first answer is what it is set on. I can set defaults and nothing changes. I have been looking everywhere for this. All of the bios screens I have seen are not like this one. I am so confused, I really don't want the grandchildren on this computer as soon as they come in. Can I play on your computer? I have enough trouble keeping it going.
Edited by boopme, 01 December 2007 - 05:51 PM.
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