A friend of mine has inherited a Compaq Presario 7470 but not the restore disk that came with it he has however got the W98SE disk from his old computer which he would like to install on the Compaq as the operating system on this machine seems terminally damaged by an over enthusiastic removal of files by the previous owner. I volunteered to reformat the hard disk for him and install his operating system, I looked up how to access the BIOS on the HP site on the internet which told me to press the f1 button as soon as the logo comes on the screen needless to say this doen not work. Any ideas anyone?
Use the W98 floppy and choose without CD Rom support on the A:\ PROMPT type SCANREG /RESTORE and see what comes up,if you still can't restore your computer you will have to format. As regards not getting into your bios don't no why you have a problem,when you switch on your computer keep pumping F8. There must be a space between scanreg and forward slash.