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Can not get access to the BIOS setup screen

I have a Compaq Armada 7800, my hard disk crashed and I am trying to reinstall the Windows Operative system but I can not get access to the BIOS setup screen, How can I do it?

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  • dgarkie May 10, 2009

    i had a similar prob with a compac presario DT the bios screen went by so fast that i ended up having to supertap the F8 button
    i have sence recycled the monstrocity

  • dgarkie May 11, 2010

    for me i dont even think there was an F1, F8 was bios and F12 was boot

  • Frank Zhang
    Frank Zhang May 11, 2010

    why you access bios setup, are you touch F12 key to select boot sequence

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Try F1 or F2 to access BIOS, F12 to temporarily select boot sequence, you can select your optical drive so you can install new OS.

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> used FDISK to remove the partition, then you won't be able to get into the BIOS
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The hard disk drive is bad or not connec...
Solution: Floppy or CD that is not bootable is currently in the computer Verify that no floppy diskette or CD is currently in the computer. If a diskette or CD is in the computer that is not bootable your computer may attempt to boot from that diskette or CD causing this error message.
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Hard disk drive does not have bootable files on it It is possible that command.com or another bootable file may be missing from the hard disk drive. Follow the below steps to possible resolve your issue.
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Once boot attempt to repair Windows. If you're able to repair Windows remove the disks and reboot the computer.
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If your operating system is not listed above or the above steps did not resolve your issue you can also try erasing the hard disk drive and starting over.The hard disk drive is bad or not connected properly
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Unfortunately, if all connections are setup properly and all the above recommendations have been attempted, it is likely that the hard disk drive is bad and it will need to be replaced.

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