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Compaq presario 1200 bios problem

Model, 12XL126
problem: bios setting for "chipset" does not come up F10 works fine
this computer was "checked" by airport security, turned on and somthing was changed, the PCMCIA wireless card worked 10 min before .. now no lights come on or anything linksys software says card not present, card works in antother computer. i seem to recall on boot it had both a F1 and F10 option. I beleive they disabled the PCMCIA slot some how. there is nothing thats shows up now is the standard bios, advanced only has options for paralell port, did all the resets, pulled the battery pull the cmos battery ?

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  • 1q2w3e4r5t Jan 23, 2008

    did all of that, the card works fine in another computer.
    what i am saying is that the F1 (advanced bios setup) no longer
    show up. preveiously on boot screen (red compaq logo) there where
    two options on the lower left corner F1 (advanced bios setup)
    and the normal F10 bios setup. the F1 option no longer shows

    the F1 bios screen had the OEM setup stuff to turn on the PC slot and USB, com interupts ect (chipset features).
    the USB,PCMCIA and COM ports are now disabled

    I seem to recall it had an option to "disable" the showing of the F1 options. I beleive that is what the TSA people did... turned of the WiFi card in the bios and then saved the confiig using the option that disabled the F1 bios select from showing during boot
    I had hoped there was some "easy" way of resetting the flag that
    tells the BIOS not to show the F1 option .. .guess it's time to pull the CMOS battery

  • 1q2w3e4r5t Jan 23, 2008

    it will be a few days before i can pull the CMOS battery
    i will let you know if that fixed it

  • 1q2w3e4r5t Jan 23, 2008

    it will be a few days before in can pull the CMOS battery
    i will let u know if that fixed it



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No test your linksys card in antehr labtop 1st ok see if it works maby bad slot in mobo not powering it nomore

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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    nick helpap Jan 23, 2008

    take main battery out unplug when u pull batery then ok u can set in bios the screen u wanna show with logo compaq or without u can setthat in bios show diognosos screen ok enabled



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