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#1 phatcat42141

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 03:34 AM

Hello I am having a hard time accessing the bios on a really old Compaq Deskpro 4000
I have tried all the ideal keys such as -- tab, esc, F10, F1, F2, F8 (which brings up the safe mode list) and Del. All of which is not what I want. I need to set my bios to read the Cd-Rom first. Any help would be great.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 04:17 AM

Watch the bottom of the screen as soon as you power-on. The key you need is often displayed their for a few seconds. be aware that some very early PCs had such a small BIOS chip and carried no user-definable options, so there was no key to access it. Instead you had to boot from a special floppy to change BIOS info.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 04:20 AM

Watch the bottom of the screen as soon as you power-on. The key you need is often displayed their for a few seconds. be aware that some very early PCs had such a small BIOS chip and carried no user-definable options, so there was no key to access it. Instead you had to boot from a special floppy to change BIOS info.

Thank You I was afraid of this. Now I gotta track down a Bios disk for it lol.




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