How to access BIOS on a Compaq Presario Notebook

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  1. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    How to access the BIOS on a Compaq Presario 12XL500 notebook. I tried F1 and Del as it starts, but it doesn't seem to work.
     
  2. Brad

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    If F1 doesn't work, try F10.
     
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    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    That worked, thanks.
     
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    No problem :)
     
  5. kcnychief

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    Just as a tip as well, when you see the OEM Splash Screen, as will be a black background with capital, red-colored COMPAQ letters in this case, normally if you hit the TAB key - it will flash to an informational screen during P.O.S.T.

    At that time, it will more than likely show you the key required to enter setup :)
     
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    know it all ;)
     
  7. Admiral Michael

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    I could've swore it was F2. I think my laptop is F2, too lazy to reboot to find out.

    I would actually love to get rid of that boot logo but there is no option for it. :(
     
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    Can't you do a fast boot, or whatever it's called? Have you poked around in your BIOS for it?
     
  9. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I don't recall, will have another look but I doubt it.

    EDIT: Rebooted

    It is F2 and no there is no such option :( The BIOS is very limited, no advanced stuff at all.