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Can't access the BIOS!

Hi!

It's can't access the BIOS in my computer! It's and old Compaq Presario modell 8455EA. I have search the net and found out that this is a typically problem with Compaq computers. But, it can't be impossible, or?!

When I start the computer I first press ESC to se the Compaq logo and the text below on the screen "Press F10 for Setup" I do, then I read somewhere that you should wait untill a cursor flash in the left upper corner and then press F10. Despite all this there is no access to BIOS, XP starts almost immediate! I need to access the BIOS si I can uppgrade the memory.

I appreciate if someone know more about this and could help me?

Thanks!

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Press F10 Sooner

In reply to: Can't access the BIOS!

It sounds like you are waiting for the cursor before pressing F10. You should press F10 as soon as you see the Compaq logo and text.

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If it's not the speed or procedure...

In reply to: Can't access the BIOS!

Try faster or just the F10 key. But I run into this and make sure I have spare USB and PS2 keyboards to try when a machine does this.
Bob

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