Im stumped, and usually pretty good at these.
First, I came to the hardware board because I figured this is where BIOS would be dealt with.
Im working on my secondary computer, Compaq presario 5000, BIOS 686Y2.
The computer POSTs fine, its after that where things start to get sluggish.
Usually, when you turn the computer on, you See "Compaq" in red letters, press f10 for setup, f12 for networking, so on and so forth. For some reason now when I turn it on, The compaq screen flashes instantly, goes to a blank screen with 768MB (the amount of ram i have in this comp) and proceeds to slowly boot up. From there, things get worse, a driver loading bar comes up (always has) and used to go fairly quickly, now it takes about 5 mintues total to load.
Something interesting I have found though, whenever I tap any key repetitively, the load process is faster. (found this out by trying to load bios setup and pressing a key over and over while not paying attention)
Solutions I've tried:
Flashing my BIOS with more current releases (Yes I used my family set) These are the 2 I've tried First setSecond set
neither work because a FLSH.CPU could not load. So Im stuck with the original I got, and I think flashing would fix it.
Second thing I tried was reseting the BIOS by CMOS, only thing that happend was my clock failed to synch up =(
Maybe I overlooked something in those 2 different BIOS sets? Don't be afraid to use tech terms with me, I've worked with computers for almost 4 years now, Almost have my certs, but its things like these that keep them from me. Any help would be great.