Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:00 PM
Thanks for all this information. I was on the HP site for what seemed like forever, unable to find BIOS info. I started questioning why my BIOS did not look like the pics you posted or on the HP website. Granted I have a different version BIOS than what it says, but still, this was the hardest to navigate BIOS I had ever seen.
Well, it turns out that my monitor vertical adjust was off, cutting off at exactly the menu line of the BIOS so I couldn't see what my choices were. In short, I have fixed my boot order. Don't know why there's a separate F key to enter the boot order outside of the setup, and I don't know why that wouldn't work, but I no longer care.
It does appear there is a BIOS update for my PC. Last question before I put my new OS on this PC...
Last I knew BIOS flashing required a boot to floppy and running the EXE in a command like prompt. From the HP site it appears this can be done inside windows, right off the desktop. Does that sound correct?
Again, GREAT THANKS MRBRUCE and all others that surely must have been directing some positive cosmic energy rays or something.