Re: Please Help! need to access BIOS of Compaq Presario 7240

Re: Please Help! need to access BIOS of Compaq Presario 7240


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Posted by Henry on November 12, 2001 at 10:21:08:

In Reply to: Please Help! need to access BIOS of Compaq Presario 7240 posted by KS on November 11, 2001 at 22:50:05:

: I am trying to access the BIOS of my Compaq Presario 7240 and have tried everything possible. F10 doesnt work; have cleared CMOS by taking out the CMOS RESET jumper, etc.

: Can someone please suggest how I can this stupid Computer to let me into the BIOS setup.

: What I am trying to accomplish is install a new Hard-disk drive, which is unformatted and unpartitioned. There is no OS on the computer.

: Thanks.


Compaq diagnostics and CMOS Setup are usually stored in a special non-DOS partition on the HDD. When the partition is in place and loaded you can get into Setup using F10 while the cursor block flashes in the top right corner of the screen. You have a new HDD with nothing on it so you can't get into setup or anything else.

My old compaq had a set of diskettes with the startup and diagnostics; they would create the non-DOS partiton and load it if not on the HDD. The startup diskette was a way to get to Setup for a new HDD. If you don't have the diskettes, inspect your CD - they may be on the CD - if no luck, try the compaq web site for startup and diagnostic diskettes for your Presario PC.

Good Luck,
Henry




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