Question about IBM Pentium MMX, 200 MHz (656286U) Motherboard

1 Answer

Access BIOS Have Old Compaq despro running a Pentium MMX motherboard, what are they key strokes to access BIOS..tried usual F10 F2 >DELETE< etc any ideas for the combination. Also child( teenager) decided they would change Admin to a personal name and add a password now cant get to admin privleges.They dont know password either....it is XP professional.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 120 Answers

Oh, you can see it in the splash screen. The screen where the 'Compaq' logo shows up has the keys to what goes where. See the bottom of the screen.

See 'Setup' etc. If it doesn't show up (doesn't in mine, as my monitor starts late), then start it up and then reboot. The monitor doesn't switch off here. So, you can see it.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I access bios on Compaq 8620s


Compaqs use different keys to access BIOS; try F2, F1, F10.or DEL. At the pause on startup there are usually instructions at the bottom of the screen telling which key to press for access to BIOS.

Dec 25, 2013 | Compaq Business Notebook 8620s Laptop...

1 Answer

Cannot access the bios on my brothers toshiba satellite l40-18z


On toshiba laptops you use the F10 key to get into your BIOS SETUP. The generally combinations of BIOS Setup is:

1) DEL (delete key)

2) F2 (F2 Key)

3) F10 (F10 Key)

4) Ctrl + F10 key

Oct 30, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

2 Answers

How can I change boot sequence in Compaq Evo N410c?


You need to access your BIOS configuration. 1. To do this, shutdown your computer and boot it by pressing the power button. 2. You need to hit F10 when the computer first powers up in order to get into BIOS (Note that the key is usually different for different computers. If F10 doesnt work, try F2, F12, Delete or F9. 3. Once in the BIOS, you should find the boot sequence option.
Hope this helps!

Apr 11, 2011 | Compaq Evo N410C Notebook

1 Answer

Laptop hp nx6320 keyboard f2 key is only working. f1 and f10 key is not responding so that I can't save memory upgradation option nor open the setup.


Have you tried "Delete" to enter the "Bios Settings"? If not this must be the shortcut for your laptop, since most compaqs' Bios settings are accessed with "del" key. Actually for Hp compaq laptops, F1, F2, F10 and Delete keys are the shortcuts. (varies with series/models).
If this doesn't help, try Fn+F1, Fn+F2, Fn+F10 etc..

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Jul 01, 2010 | HP 413670-001 - HP Compaq nc6320, nx6310,...

2 Answers

Would like to know how you access the setup menu or BIOS


I believe that you want to press the F2 button as soon as you turn it on, and keep pressing it until the BIOS setup screen comes up, If F2 doesn't work then try F10

Apr 04, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5304 (120969-004) PC...

2 Answers

What is the key combination to access BIOS on a Compaq please


mike,
Del key is the general key to enter most of BIOS, but some BIOS has F2 some F10 and few Esc

You can easily see the button on POST screen, i.e. when you power on your PC just see on screen there may be a message like 'Press Del to enter Setup'

Thanks
Iqbal

Apr 10, 2008 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

How do you enter set up in an oler compaq presario. It came with win 98.also if hard drive controller is bad can I put in a new one without replacing motherboard


Hi,

Depending on the actual model of the old Compaq, you can enter the CMOS/BIOS setup by pressing on the a special function key or key combination during Power-On Self Test (POST), before the operating system loads. During POST, the BIOS usually displays a prompt such as:
Press F2 to enter Setup
Common keystrokes that will access the BIOS Setup are F1, F2, F10, and Del. For older Compaq computers, like the Deskpro 286 or 386, you must place the Diagnostics diskette in the A: drive, and then restart the computer.
For newer Compaqs, like the Prolinea, Deskpro XL, or Presario, while the cursor is at the top right corner of the screen during bootup, press the F10 key.

The hard drive controller can not be replaced without replacing the motherboard. Incidentally, there are old PCI sundcards that has an IDE port and can be configured to replaced defective on-board IDE port.

If your concern has not been addresses after completion of the above procedures, you may need to seek the services of a qualified professional.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Feb 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Add more memory to my computer


Not able to access it in what way? Is there a password for the BIOS or something? Normally on most (all?) Compaq models, F10 is the key to use to access the BIOS.

Sep 22, 2007 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

238 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18384 Answers

Computer Links

Level 3 Expert

2385 Answers

Michael Vincent Cruz

Level 3 Expert

868 Answers

Are you an IBM Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...