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Old 08-30-01, 01:56 PM
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Getting into CMOS on a Compaq Armada 1750 Laptop...

Does anyone know how to get into the CMOS/BIOS of a Compaq Armada 1750 Laptop???? I've tried F1, F2, F10, DEL, and ESC and none work....
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Of course you could always check their website, but one trick I do when I don't know is hold down something like the spacekey right after turning it on. The BIOS thinks there's an error and gives me a message to press "whatever" to get into the BIOS to fix it.
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I checked their website and couldn't find anything. The spacebar thing didn't work but thanks for trying.
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Originally posted by tbird2340
I checked their website and couldn't find anything. The spacebar thing didn't work but thanks for trying.
That's nasty. How about pulling out a memory module if you have more than one? It should squawk about ithat and want you to go into the BIOS.
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Compaq uses a diagnostic partition on the hard drive to store the BIOS. IF this partition is missing, you can not enter the BIOS unless you create boot diskettes with the BIOS program on them (you can download htem from Coompaq's web site)

If the boot partition is intact press the F10 key after the memory count is done when you first power it on (before the OS starts to load)


here is a littel Q and A from Compaq's support web site

Q. Why can't I get into CMOS Setup by pressing the F10 key at boot. How can this be fixed?

A. First, check your hard drive for a Non-DOS partition of about 3 MB. To do this, run Fdisk and select option four, "display partition information." The setup utilities are located in this partition. If this partition is not there, run setup from the diskettes.


If the diagnostics partition is OK, you may have a Virus. In order for Setup to run 640K of conventional memory must be free. If you have a virus you need to remove it from the system before setup will run.
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Just re-affirms my thought that compaq sucks. The server I have is an old prosignia 500, and you have to do that same setup crap off the disk.

Dave
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Originally posted by Dave99
Just re-affirms my thought that compaq sucks.


just because they do things a little different from the entire computer industry


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