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Compaq bios I have an older compaq armada 1590dt laptop I cant get into the setup bios I have tried every key I can think of .Iam also having a problem making a partition and formatting it PLEASE help

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Hi !
Do someone know the Standartpassword fo this BIOS ?
I can't get into it.

Posted on May 10, 2008

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Re: compaq bios

F1, F2, F12 and DEL are the common keys...

Also try F10. On this computer I think that loads the boot device selection screen, but not sure.

Here's the manual for your laptop. It is not very intuitive, made it did make a vague reference to hitting F10 during bootup to get to a diagnostic screen.

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