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Compaq EVO t30 boots to Citrix client

I have a Compaq EVO t30 that I acquired. I want to be able to use it was a low-cost web browser only machine on my home network.

Currently it tries to boot to a Citrix ISA client (left over from a bank I think, as it says Desktop Teller west).

Is there a way I can somehow get it to boot to its native operating system (windows embedded) without first loading the Citrix client?  Is there some secret keystroke that gets it to boot in safe mode? or something like that?

I saw a bunch of posts on how to convert it to Linux, but wouldn't be easier to just modify its equivalent of its autoexec.bat file?  If so HOW?

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    Iam Onthenet Dec 02, 2007

    Where's the solution country?

  • Iam Onthenet
    Iam Onthenet Dec 03, 2007

    This helps, but I have already seen those links to HP sites.

    I cannot tell what embedded windows is on the box, as it boots directly to a citrix login and I cannot get around that.

    I tried using rapport to remote manage, but then all I got was a VNC screen that was asking for a password that I do not have..

  • Iam Onthenet
    Iam Onthenet Dec 03, 2007

    It would be great if I can access the control panel, but like I've said several times before, it boots right to a citrix screen and I cannot do anything like that because its trying to log into the "desktop teller" system

    My original question was asking for a way to remove that sign-in screen, so that I can get to the control panel. I was hopeing that there is some key-sequence (like ctrl-F8) that would allow me into the system in something like a safe mode, where I can make the changes like you suggested.

    Thanks for trying.

  • Iam Onthenet
    Iam Onthenet Dec 03, 2007

    This is not a computer its a thin client.

    I am not sure if you've read my comments, I cannot get to the control panel -- if I could I wouldn't be posting on this (or any) forum.

    It seems as if you do not have direct knowledge of the EVO t30..

    Thanks for trying.

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    I have the same COmpaq Evo T30 with Citrix Client.....same problems as Citrix boot up and I am not able to get into its BIOS even if I press F10 key. Can anybody tell the when and which key to press to get to BIOS and change the system. PS/2 mouse isn't working and USB mouse works but donot right clicks. The best thing to reinstall the operating system but I don't have the old CD now.

    Should I try Linux or something else but how can I reach BIOS????



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  • sheila skaggs Dec 03, 2007


    This is why i sent ya the site so you could let me know what windows you are using, Couldnt give the solution until i found out what u have/ So im sending ya this site in which could help u out.

    You did not say what windows you are using so i can only send ya this site to re-down load and re-start over the drivers.

    Download drivers and software - compaq EVO t30


    Compaq Evo t30 Thin Client

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    Hoping this and what ive sent ya before can help u in what u r trying to figure out.

    Have a great nite and a safe week.God Bless

  • sheila skaggs Dec 03, 2007

    Open Control Panel.

    1. Open the Passwords icon.
    2. Click the User Profiles tab
    3. Select the second option "Users can customize their preferences and desktop settings. Windows switches to your personal settings when you log on."
    4. Click Ok and then restart the computer.

    Enable Windows Login - If the above paragraph does not enable the password follow the below steps.

    1. Open Control Panel
    2. Open the Network icon.
    3. Under "Primary Network Login" ensure that Windows Login is selected.

    Please Note: When following the below steps, upon rebooting the computer, you may get a Network login; if you wish to remove the password never enter a password, only enter the username. Because of different setups, the user may need to do one or more of the below steps in order to disable the Windows passwords.
    Select All users in Password:

    1. Open Control Panel
    2. Open the Passwords icon.
    3. Click the User Profiles tab
    4. Select the first option "All users of this PC use the same preferences and desktop settings."
    5. Reboot computer.
    6. After the computer boots up and no password was entered, reboot again to see if the Login:

    7. Open Control Panel
    8. Open the Network icon.
    9. Under the "Primary Network Login" change the value from "Client for Microsoft Networks" to "Windows Login".
    10. Click Ok.
    11. Once changed reboot the computer.
    12. After the computer boots up and no password was entered, reboot again to see if the changes fixed the computer. If issue persists, continue troubleshooting by following the next step.

    Delete Stored Passwords and Profiles:

    1. Start / Shutdown / Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode.
    2. Once at the prompt type cd\windows and press enter.
    3. When at the C:\Windows> directory type del *.pwl and press enter, and delete all files found. The pwl files are the actual encrypted password files windows stores.
    4. Once each of these files have been deleted, type deltree profiles and press enter. Once this has been completed, press CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart the computer.
    5. After the computer boots up and no password was entered, reboot again to see if the changes fixed the computer.



  • sheila skaggs Dec 03, 2007

    If you have a cd that came with your computer Restore computer and trying the above steps in trying to remove pass words.


    If you dont need and wanting to get rid of the : Citrix ISA Client , go in to add and remove programs and remove it.


    start-control panel-add and remove .

  • sheila skaggs Dec 20, 2007


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    If one of these's site dont get it , I just dont know what esle i could send ya. Read & Follow instructions .

    Good Luck



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