Compaq DeskPro

  CPU Temperature Too High 19:17 14 Apr 2003

My friend offered me a fairly old Compaq DeskPro, PC, with a Pentium Processor - 166MHz. It had 64Mb SDRAM in it, so I added another 256Mb slot along with another 128Mb slot, which I had lying around. 64+128+256= 448Mb SDRAM. I powered the thing up and it is actually quite fast. It has a 3Gb Hdd, Seagate. I though I could use it as some sort of test rig, or just when my other PC buggers up. I have another friend who has a similar spec PC, but some how has managed to instal Windows XP, with no problems or freeze ups. So I thought I would do the same, I shoved the 3gb HDD in my other PC and formatted, before putting it back in the Compaq.

The thing is, I do not know which key to use to get into the bios and change the first boot device to CDROM. I have tried F8 and DEL, anyone own a Compaq out there. The Compaq logo covers up the memory count and drive detection, so I can't see anything apart from the logo, with a tiny hour glass in the corner. Once this has loaded, it says 'No system Disk or disk error - replace and strike any key when ready'. That is as far as booting up goes. So how do I change the boot process to CD?, which key do I press to enter the bios?

  CPU Temperature Too High 19:33 14 Apr 2003



  CPU Temperature Too High 19:34 14 Apr 2003

Well I reformated so that that mean they would have been deleted? Beta, Ill try F10 though.

  CPU Temperature Too High 19:38 14 Apr 2003

I'd just like to say, something which I earlier forgot to mention, if I do press a key, it says keyboard error. Then says F1 to boot, so I press this and it goes to a screen saying 'NTLDR is missing, Press Crtl=Alt+Del to restart. I do this and same message appears.

  CPU Temperature Too High 19:55 14 Apr 2003

Refresh Please help me.

  AMD 4 ever 19:57 14 Apr 2003

Put the drive back in the original pc and use a boot disk.FDISK and re-format.(on a drive that old boot to dos prompt first and run scandisk)

  CPU Temperature Too High 19:57 14 Apr 2003

It is the DeskPro 2000, Cheers Beta, work ur magic

  CPU Temperature Too High 20:06 14 Apr 2003

AMD4Ever, it is already Reformatted.

  CPU Temperature Too High 20:08 14 Apr 2003

Thanks a lot Beta, Ill try what u said and keep u posted.

  CPU Temperature Too High 20:10 14 Apr 2003

One thing how do I access FDisk, any command prompt for this. Please Beta.

  CPU Temperature Too High 20:15 14 Apr 2003

I havent got a statrt up diak, anyway I am pretty sure there are no partitions on this drive. I have downloaded the file, shall I create the disks and then put them on the floppys, then put them in the other system and bot of those?

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