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#1 bignight2

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:32 AM

Hi i have a old pc for a backup that will not boot anymore, is there a way to get the machine to boot from cd insstead of floppy to reflash bios? thanks

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 09:37 AM

Why do you want to flash the BIOS?

What happens when you try to start the computer?

Does it go through the POST?

Do any lights come on?

Does the fan on the rear in the PSU spin up?

If the CD/ROM is listed as the first device in the boot order of the BIOS you won't be able to boot from a CD.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 11:18 AM

it gos to the compaq screen then cursor from left corner to top right then sometimes does a mem. check but then just sits at compaq screen

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 11:21 AM

Have you tried to boot into Safe Mode?

If you can boot into Safe mode run the System File Checker.

Go to Start> Run and type in sfc /scannow and then click on OK.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 11:22 AM

no i cannot get into safemode

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 11:26 AM

Do you have the installation CD for the Windows OS?

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 10:45 AM

Are you able to load the system BIOS setup utility?

When the computer boots, watch the screen for an option to press a key to enter setup.

Your key may be delete, or F2.

Let me know if you are able to load the BIOS setup utility or not.

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