Question about Compaq Presario 1200 Notebook
Please, take note that what you "NEED" is not always what is "POSSIBLE". For a start, I don't understand what do you mean by a boot from DOS.
Now, if you have a Quick Restore file on a USB and your computar won't suppert USB, I understand that your USB resident Quick Restore is from another computer.. Maybe that's not what you wanted to say but that's what I understand.
Finally, if your computer is not supporting USB, it's a rather "vitage" computer. Later versions of Presario had a USB port. Also, if my memory won't fail, the maximum memory you can have on a Presatio 1200 should be 128 Mb or maybe 256 Mb and Hard disk should be 2 Gb - 10 Gb (range of a cheap pendrive)
If you want to use your computer, my best advice: forget about instaling that USB and get yourseld a Windows 98 SE. You still can run Office 2000 or the Office XP and use it for doing homework.
Maybe, a better idea might be to find some CD resident LINUX distribution that might run really fine. There are some that look and feel just like Windows and work easily on old computers.
Posted on May 15, 2015
Search around for any BIOS update that may be available.
Posted on Oct 20, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Its not possible that BIOS can reject any USB device, you can use USB DVD in case if the BIOS is not accepting it so you can try to restore BIOS. Just go to the BIOS screen and look for the option to reset it. Normally it done by F9. Thank you.
Posted on Oct 20, 2013
Testimonial: "I pressed F9 on the BIOS configuration screen and nothing happened, still waiting for a solution."
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here is my solution... when you boot your window when you're middle in dos loading press F8 and select boot in safe mode... then when you are in windows click start --> all programs ---> accessories---> sytem tools ---> system restore... hope you back up your windows.... try to restore your window in earlier time...
HOPE IT HELPS AND GOD BLESS
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