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Can't get the set-up screen to come up with F10 or anything else!

I have two of these 1700's and they both have this problem. They are both set up with Xp and have been working very well. I have never had the original software, since I bought both as USED, with the original books and with the hard drives, wiped clean. What could it be?
Thank you for your help.

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There are many solutions for your problem. The one I know is to download the soft pack from the section "Software - System Management " that let you create a bootable floppy setup.
It is common for Armadas get the hidden partition with diagnostics and setup erased in formatting tasks.
Well then, download the "Computer Setup for portables" in that section. Before that you need to know the code of your laptop, that comes underneath it.
For example:
Compaq Armada 1700 Notebook PC 6233/S/3200/D/M/1
then
Microsoft Windows 98
then
Computer Setup for Portables
download sp and extract files, and use Make Disk.

If you use XP, try download version Win98 / Win2k.

Good luck.

Lucas from Argentina

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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    ClamaKlem Jun 29, 2009

    Well, you need to create the disks:

    Disk 1 - Diagnostics

    Disk 2 - Setup



    One option in Disk 1 will format and create the hidden partition that will contain the diagnostics tools. In POST (power on self test) later you will have the option to go to diagnostics with F10.

    But remember that you also need to format the space remaining of the drive to put a system there, Win98 for example.



    Bye.



    Lucas from Argentina

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