Question about Compaq CQ2103WM-B (884962083048) 17 in. PC Desktop

1 Answer

I need the main login password for a compaq 2103

The initial startup has " press F1 for setup" I tried to press F10 with no results. I then press f1 and the program ask for a password?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Greenhorn:

    A rookie expert who has answered 20 questions on their first day.

  • Expert
  • 101 Answers

At some point someone installed a BIOS password on your PC. Open CPU >move Jumper 2 2-3 pstn from 1-2 >start PC >Go to BIOS >clear it >turn off>move the jumper back to the original position. Restart PC. Be careful you have touched bare metal before touching anything on the motherboard. You don't want to zap it with static electricity.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

6 Suggested Answers

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

renosean
  • 492 Answers

SOURCE: Power outage problems

Power outages can cause problems. Based upon the symptoms your motherboard or hard drive has been damaged.

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

compdoctor20
  • 172 Answers

SOURCE: compaq evo-d510-boot problem

What have you recently plugged in as new hardware ? this F1 response indicates that a piece of hardware is not properly configured to run , and F1 is the offered option to go to CMOS to complete the installation.A most likely item will be a USB powered piece of hardware.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

bunnydawg
  • 5158 Answers

SOURCE: Won't pass startup bios / screen

tap the f8 key as you boot up... it should give you a few choices... boot to safe mode or remove the video card and boot up.... if it boots with no problem it is a compatability issue with the card

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

  • 19 Answers

SOURCE: I have the same problem with my Compaq. Its frozen on the logo

hi there..
turn of your computer..
unplug all the cables...
press and hold down the power key which is on your cpu for atleast 5 - 10 secs..
after that ..please connect the power cable.. mouse.. key board. monitor and your internet cable..
and then restart your computer..
when you restart your computer keep tapping the f1 key (i hope this is for bios)..
restore to default over there.. press enter to save.. once done this would automatically reboot..
this should fix this problem...
please post your answers.. or comments...

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

  • 1752 Answers

SOURCE: The COMPAQ splash screen displays, with F1-Setup

You may be able to purchase a system disk from Compaq, otherwise, try any generic XP disk. It won't have any Compaq drivers, but at least you can reformat the C: drive and get XP on it.

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I get no startup message on my ibm thinkcentre pc so I can't access the boot manager


Hi,

Can you please try by pressing F10 Key. It should give you the option to boot from. Please share the result.

Mar 30, 2014 | IBM ThinkCentre Computers & Internet

Tip

Toshiba Laptop BIOS Password Removal


<span><b>ESC Key BIOS Password removing procedure</b><br />1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the Esc key. The computer will display the "Password = " prompt.<br />2. Enter the correct password, and press the Enter key. The computer will display "Valid password entered, system is now starting up. Check system. Then press (F1) key"<br />3. Press the F1 key. The BIOS setup program will appear.<br />4. Using the arrow keys or the tab key, move to the password field, and highlight REGISTERED.<br />5. Press the spacebar, enter the correct password, and press the Enter key. The Password field will change to NOT REGISTERED.<br /><b><br />F2 Key BIOS Password removing procedure</b><br />1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the F2 key. The unit will display the "Password = " prompt.<br />2. Enter the correct password, press the Enter key. (You may need to press the F2 key after you hit the enter key.)<br />3. The BIOS setup program will appear.<br />4. Using the arrow keys, move to the Security tab, and to Set User Password.<br />5. Press the F5 or the F6 key to navigate to the Password section. Enter the current password at the Old Password prompt, and press Enter. At the New Password prompt, press Enter (without typing anything into the password field). At the Confirm Password prompt, press Enter again (without typing anything into the password field). The password should now be removed.<br />6. Press F10 to save and exit from the BIOS Setup program.<br /><br />In case of a problem or clarification or my solution was insufficient, don't hesitate to post me a reply.<br /><br />If you are satisfied, rate my solution with the "thumbs" or (even better) add a testimonial.</span>

on Jun 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Compaq Presario pops up a system boot menu everytime at startup.


This comes up mostly when it requires a BIOS save. Try that. If that does not help, sometimes setting the default settings and saving will help.

Dec 04, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How to make booting not to push F1


Hi, do you mean, making the pc boot straight to desktop without asking you to push the F1 key at the BIOS startup stage. to that i advice you boot into the BIOS setup and press F9 to reset your settings to default and press F10 to save it. then try again it will work.

Oct 17, 2012 | HP Compaq dc5100 Small Form Factor PC...

3 Answers

I dont have the password for my hp compaq nc4000 please help me reboot


Follow these steps to return all settings in Computer Setupto the values that were set at the factory:
To open Computer Setup, turn on or restart the notebook. PressF10 while the F10 = ROM Based Setup message is displayed in the lower left ofthe screen. Use the arrow keysto select File , then click Restore Defaults . Select the RestoreDefaults check box. To confirm therestoration, press F10 . Select File , thenclick Save Changes and Exit , and follow the instructions on the screen.When the computer restarts, the factory settings arerestored, and any identification information entered is saved.

Jul 25, 2012 | HP Compaq Business Notebook nc4000

2 Answers

I turn on my compaq and the first thing come on screen is CPU=AMD-K6(tm)/300 00000640K SYSTEM RAM PASSED 00064512K EXTENDED RAM PASSED 0512K CACHE SRAM MOUSE INITIALIZED FIXED DISK 0:FUJITSU...


above 06 lines are related with system information, Go to the BIOS check the startup sequence, if everything is ok save and exit from BIOS.

Apr 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Can't get into the bios for a presario 4716


This is what the Compaq site had to say about the BIOS utility for your system (Source: Compaq): • • • •You may have difficulty accessing the BIOS Setup utility screen, because you must press a specific key(usually F1) very quickly before the Windows screen appears. If you do not enter the BIOS Setup screen on your first try, repeat the following steps until you are successful.

To open the BIOS Setup screen:
1. Turn off the PC and wait about 5 seconds.
2. Turn on the PC.
3. When the first screen appears, press the F1 key on the keyboard. (You can press the key more than once.) The BIOS Setup Utility Main menu appears.
NOTE: On certain Compaq Presario PCs (prior to 2002) press the F10 key at the logo screen to enter setup.
4. Use the keyboard to navigate through the menus.
You may need to remove the battery and then back in.

Jul 21, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Trying to reformat my PC but can't get into BIOS set up.


Hey,

Seems the screen is slow to start up, right after pressing the power button, keep tapping on f1 or f10 untill the bios screen or something else comes up. that will definitely get you into the bios and dont mind if the computer starts to beep, slow down a little and keep tapping.

Thanks,
Ekse

Aug 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

4 Answers

Cmos setup screen


If you're trying to get to the bios set up, when the initial Toshiba screen comes up it will tell you what to press for the set up towards the bottom of the screen.

Jul 24, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A45-S250 Notebook

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

Not finding what you are looking for?
Compaq CQ2103WM-B (884962083048) 17 in. PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

19 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Compaq Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18391 Answers

Abhinandan  Patil
Abhinandan Patil

Level 3 Expert

568 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Compaq Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...