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If you're talking about the motherboard BIOS just remove the memory backup battery on the board for an hour and replace it.
There should be a jumper on the mobo for resetting the bios, but if you cannot find that just remove the battery.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
Go 2 bios
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: compaq deskpro en model 0688h
This machine will not run Vista, so stick with XP. Possible performance upgrade would be memory to 512Mb, but it will be hard to find the proper modules. Upgrading the video card will not do much good on this kind of machine. We still have a few of these machines around for normal office use and they perform just fine in that role, but remember that these machines have been around for a long time and both technically and economically they are redundant.
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
Probably your power supply. They are pretty cheap to replace. If it's plugged into a power bar then try plugging it directly into a wall socket just to make sure it isn't your power supply.
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
Sounds like the video card has quit. It may also have onboard video. I would try a new video card or try onboard video (if equipped). Good Luck
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
I would buy a cheap usb card to fit into a pci slot on the old computer.
Otherwise you would need a serial cable (if your laptop has a serial port) if not it would be a serial to usb plus the software to transfer, i would say far too much trouble.
A usb card is a couple £/$
Posted on Jul 17, 2010
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