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Re: cmos bios setup utility
On some Compaq models, entry to CMOS/BIOS setup requires pressing F10 as soon as the cursor (white box) appears in the upper right hand corner of the screen (The cursor is displayed on the screen for about two seconds. If you do not press F10 during this time, you must restart the computer and try again.);
Alternately on some other models, it is at boot when you see the "Compaq" log in big letters.
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Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key this will vary depending on your computer and operating system Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart If this fails you might try some of these Acer: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc
When the first screen displays, immediately press the F10 key if your computer was built in 2006 or later (came with Vista or Windows 7). Press the F1 key if your computer was built before 2006 (XP or earlier). Press the key once every second until a BIOS Setup utility screen opens.
When the first screen displays, immediately press the F10 key if your computer was built in 2006 or later (came with Vista). Press the F1 key if your computer was built before 2006 (XP or earlier). Press the key once every second until a BIOS Setup utility screen opens.
Some Compaq's actually have a partition on the hard drive for the BIOS. If someone
> used FDISK to remove the partition, then you won't be able to get into the BIOS
>without either re-creating the partition or by booting from a floppy with the setup
>utility on it. One of Compaq's disks will re-create the partition, but of course,
>will blow away all the data on your hard drive.
>I had to download two programs from Compaq:
>1) PC Diagnotics
>2) Setup for Portables
>I got them from the Drivers section of Compaq's site.
>This was one of the files, it is for an Armada 1750, so it probably won't work if
>you have a different machine, but will give you an idea of what to look for:
Some very old Sharp PCs require a Setup Diagnostics Disk to access BIOS.
Shuttle - Glamor G-Series, D'vo, Prima P2-Series, Workstation, X Mini XPC, Surveillance
Press F2 or Del on startup.
Sony - VAIO, PCG-Series, VGN-Series
Press F1, F2 or F3 after turning on the computer.
Toshiba - Portégé, Satellite, Tecra
Press F1 or Esc after powering on to access BIOS.
The following companies are either closed for business or no longer manufacture or support mainstream computers systems so verifying the following BIOS access information is nearly impossible. I have included what I could dig up for anyone who might be interested: ARI / ALR / AST (Advantage) - Press the Ctrl+Alt+Esc or Ctrl+Alt+Del keys. Cybermax - Press the Esc key. Tandon - Press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys.