How to enter Bios

  clayton 18:41 05 Jul 2003

A friend has a Compaq Presario 7477 & needs to get into the bios to turn off the onboard sound, shes tried Del & F2 with no luck does anyone know how to enter the bios on this pc thanks.

  hugh-265156 18:45 05 Jul 2003

its usually F1 F2 F5 or delete sometimes a combination of keys.

it should say on the screen which key to wil need to be quick though to spot it.

  VoG II 18:45 05 Jul 2003

Some ideas click here

  hugh-265156 18:47 05 Jul 2003

Compaq Presario - Press <Alt> <Ctrl> <Esc> at boot when you see the "Compaq" log in big letters

from click here

  clayton 19:21 05 Jul 2003

Thanks all, shes got into the bios & there is no option to disable the onboard sound.

  hugh-265156 19:33 05 Jul 2003

look for AC97 audio or sigmatel audio or similar in control panel/system/device manager and click its properties and select disable.

shut down and insert the new sound card if upgrading and restart. then install the drivers for it.

  clayton 14:21 06 Jul 2003

Thanks huggyg71 she has diabled the onboard sound but now can get the mic & speakers to work @ the same time, in recording control if she ticks the stereo mix box the music works but no mic & if she puts a tick in the mic box its the other way round any ideas anyone could it be an irq problem ??

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