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What function key is used to get to the BIOS on a Compaq Presario 4508 Desktop computer.

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  • Supercane Apr 27, 2008

    Thanks,

    The function key you recomended worked. Function key 10 was the correct one. The response time was surprisingly fast.



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Go to www.compaq.com and search the BIOS UPGRADE

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How do I enable a compaq laptop's keys


Compaq Presario computers provide users with a row of function keys for added keyboard functionality. Function keys can serve a dual purpose as well.
Function keys are located at the top of Compaq Presario keyboards.
By learning how function keys work on a Compaq Presario you can take advantage of time saving keyboard shortcuts.Purpose
Use function keys to access menus, save changes and create shortcut keys.
Various applications, including Microsoft Office, allow you to select a function key as a shortcut key for running specific tasks. These settings are usually found under the Tools, Settings or File menu.
Each Compaq Presario computer has twelve function keys.
The most common used keys are "F2," "F8," "F10" and "F12."
The first three are used mainly to access and use the Compaq BIOS. "F12" is used to access a set of run from options during the boot process.

How to Access
Access function keys on a Compaq Presario by pressing any of the keys on the top row of the keyboard. Access the key's dual purpose by first pressing the "Fn" key located on the bottom row of keys.
Use function keys as shortcut keys by pressing them anytime while in the desired application. Remember, you must set them as shortcut keys first.
Note that some programs may already have certain function keys set as shortcuts.
Open menus and view the shortcut keys beside each menu item before setting your own shortcuts.


Dual Uses Each function key has a dual use. Press "Fn" plus the desired function key for the key's other use.
Below each function number is a small picture within a square or rectangle.
This dictates the dual use. "F1" opens help and support. "F2" serves as a printer shortcut.
Open your homepage by pressing "F3."
If you use dual monitors, switch between monitors by using "F4." "F5" puts your computer in stand-by mode.
Quickly lock your computer by pressing "F6." "F7" and "F8" adjust the screen's contrast.
Play and pause your music in Windows Media Player or other default media player by using "F9."
Press "F10" to stop playing media. Skip ahead or rewind media by using "F11" and "F12."

Other "Fn" Keys

In addition to function keys, the "Fn" key is also provides other keys with a dual use.
Any key with a small square on the key has a dual purpose such as the "scroll," "insert" and "delete" buttons.
Since laptop keyboards have no number pads, certain keys serve as the number pad by pressing the "Fn" key.



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I can't get the BIOS screen


You should only enter the BIOS immediately after booting the computer and never from within an operating system (i.e. Windows). On some computers you can enter the BIOS from a DOS prompt.
Several ways can be used to enter the BIOS/CMOS:
The video monitor will usually say on the bottom of the screen just as the computer is turned on, which key to use.
The BIOS information is stored in the CMOS hardware section of the motherboard and the contents are maintained by applying constant electrical current using a CMOS battery.
to enter the BIOS during boot up hold down one of the following keys:
  • Hold down the <Del> key
  • Hold down the <F1> key
  • Hold down the <F10> key
To enter the BIOS from a DOS prompt...( ...NOT from inside windows)
  • <Alt><Cntrl><Esc>
  • <Alt><Cntrl><Enter>
  • <Cntrl> <Alt> <A>
  • <Cntrl> <Alt> <S>
Compaq Presario - Press <Alt> <Ctrl> <Esc> at boot when you see the "Compaq" log in big letters

Still if you are having problems you can get in touch with a technician through www.thebestpcdoctor.com

Toll free: 877 407 9229

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1. restart you computer and enter bios screen by pressing f1 or f10 at first screen
2. set bios as you like, or press f5 tkey to load the default bios configuration
3. select yes using arrow key, and then press enter
4. press the f10 key to save the setting and exit
5. select yes using arrow keys and press enter
for more isformation about hp compaq bios see this page
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=409741&prodTypeId=12454&objectID=c00220813
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  2. Turn on the computer.
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