Re: Presario 1247 Bios/Boor problem

Re: Presario 1247 Bios/Boor problem


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Posted by JH on October 21, 2001 at 22:02:11:

In Reply to: Presario 1247 Bios/Boor problem posted by Ohm Dr on October 19, 2001 at 19:44:44:

: While performing system maint. for the end user of this machine, I noted
: that the BIOS hadn't been upgraded from the factory shipped version. I
: downloaded RomPaq SP15611 from the support website and copied to the
: system.
: At that time, I booted the system with a Windows 98 boot diskette and ran
: the file to create the ROM Upgrade boot diskette.
: Once created, I powered off the sytem and rebooted with the ROM diskette
: in the drive. The system started the ROM upgrade and then appeared to be
: complete and powered off. (I have never had any of the other Compaq
: systems that I work on power off at the end of the ROM upgrade) - The
: system did have a fully charged battery, and was plugged into the AC power
: pack during this entire process.
: When I powered the system back on, the screen never powered up, but the
: floppy drive does perform a seek. There are no error beeps, or any other
: responses from the system. If a floppy disk is not in the drive, it
: repeatedly performs a seek.
: Please advise. I have not seen this happen in the past.

Win98 has a "soft" power off feature that may have been on during your flash. If all seems to be working, try installing an ISA video card. Some systems reset PCI settings and if you have a PCI video card guess what, it will have to be reset. It happened to me ONCE.


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