How do I get into BIOS on a Compaq Deskpro?

  THE TERMINATOR 22:33 12 May 2005

There is no message at start up and I have tried all sorts. Can anyone help? tia

  THE TERMINATOR 22:43 12 May 2005

There is a white screen that says Compaq, and it has a little egg timer in the bottom left.

  Longhouse 22:53 12 May 2005

If I recall correctly, during boot-up you should see a flashing cursor bar in the top right of the screen. When this is in place, hit F10 and you should get into the BIOS screen.


  Taff36 23:01 12 May 2005

Compaq usually use the F2 key. so as soon as you see the POST screen (White on Black) tap F2 once every second and it should appear. The alternative is F11 but I bow to superior knowledge if it is now F10!!

  goffer23 23:03 12 May 2005

I'm sure Longhouse is correct in the use of F10 - at least it was on my old Deskpro 350 a few moons ago

  THE TERMINATOR 23:22 12 May 2005

Well it's not the F10 key, that doesn't work well not for me. I'll try F2 & F11

  sicknote 23:34 12 May 2005
  goffer23 11:24 13 May 2005

Try HP forum on Deskpro machines - someone may be able to help you if all else fails.
click here

  THE TERMINATOR 23:53 23 May 2005

Thanks 4 that. I will be back asap.

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