Can't get in to the BIOS

  Office 11:43 12 Feb 2003

My friends has a compaq presario desk top compuer. and has given it to me to format his hard drive and install windows 2000. The problem is that when it boots, all I see is the compaq's logo and then windows 98 starting up. I pressed the del key and F1 on the second boot, but it wont let me in to the bios. I want to format the hard drive and want to install windows 2000 from the CD.

Thanking the helpers in Advance

  Lozzy 11:45 12 Feb 2003

Try F2 or Esc key

  pj123 11:47 12 Feb 2003

I think the Compaq BIOS key is F2.

If that doesn't work try switching it on with a blank floppy disk in the drive. If the BIOS is set to start from floppy you will get an error message and which key to press to enter the BIOS.

  jazzypop 11:48 12 Feb 2003

F10 is the likely culprit - click here for a list of all the possibilities

  Office 12:14 12 Feb 2003

Thanks for all your help. It was CRTL + ALT + ECS.

I'm gonna keep this one open just in case I get stuck some where.

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