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resetting/upgrading old compaq bios

Q: resetting/upgrading old compaq bios

I have an old compaq presario 2275 that I thought would be fun to get running again. The problem is that when I try to reload win 98 I keep having problems since I don't have the original factory recovery disk. Does anyone have a way to reset the bios other then removing the battery? Is there a flash upgrade someone knows about? I have tried google but to no avail.
TIA!

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A: resetting/upgrading old compaq bios

dear former druggie

What makes you think that resetting the bios is going to help you with this situation??

I can't see what benefit it would be. You need to get an OS install disk of some flavor.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/resetting-upgrading-old-compaq-bios.358990/
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A:Resetting My BIOS

Is the date and time correct?
 
When you change the boot order are you pressing F10 to save the changes?
 
What is the make and model of this computer?
 
The drive with the operating system (usually C: drive) is the first device in the boot order by default.  What is the first device in the boot order if it isn't the hdd/sdd?  
 
One possibility that could cause this would be the CMOS battery failing.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/613679/resetting-my-bios/
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A:resetting bios

Sound like you are confusing primary and master with drive boot order. (Or maybe I'm just confused.) It doesn't matter if your CD drive is primary slave, secondary master, or whatever - you can still set it to be the first drive in the boot order.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/552435/resetting-bios/
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A:Why do i have to keep resetting the bios?

put in a new cmos battery
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/why-do-i-have-to-keep-resetting-the-bios.156923/
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As i was discussing in a previous thread:
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A:BIOS resetting to defaults by itself!

Chum said:

Has happened twice in 1 week...is this a battery problem?Click to expand...

That is the only reason I can think of.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-resetting-to-defaults-by-itself.278007/
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A:Resetting Bios Passwords?

Turn off the computer, and disconnect it from the mains.

Now open up the computer, and remove the cmos battery for a few minutes.

The battery is about the size of a nickle.

Be sure to only hold the battery by it`s edges, and not top and bottom, as this can discharge the battery.

Replace the battery, the cmos should now be reset to the default settings, and the bios password should now have been removed.

You will need to go into the bios in order to reset the confguration.

If you download the free Everest programme. It will give you lots of info about the system. You can get the programme from HERE

This will allow you to identifiy most of the system components, so that you can for example search online for a mobo manual etc.

Once you can get into the computer you will be able to format the hdd just like any other.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/resetting-bios-passwords.27005/
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A:BIOS time keep resetting

Hello ajumt,

I'm not seeing any malware in your logs. This is most likely a hardware issue, please continue the troubleshooting process in your original thread here ==> help

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f50/bios-time-keep-resetting-563988.html
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A:Libretto L5, BIOS resetting

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As far as I know it?s not possible to change or to delete the BIOS password without the old password. I'm afraid you have to contact the Toshiba service partner. There are authorized to change or to delete the BIOS password.

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A:Resetting Bios Password

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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Resetting-Bios-Password/td-p/5688605
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A:can no longer use msn or aim after resetting bios

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/can-no-longer-use-msn-or-aim-after-resetting-bios-410810.html
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A:It is not overheating, and not resetting the BIOS

Sounds like your PSU is starting to go bad. Did you clean the inside of any dust buildup? Were you playing a game? What were you doing when this happened?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/it-is-not-overheating-and-not-resetting-the-bios.178113/
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A:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?

What?

Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try ) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612-109.html#post747024

Awfully strange!

A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know

Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?
 

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A:Solved: BIOS clock keeps resetting

Change the battery on the motherboard.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-bios-clock-keeps-resetting.447544/
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A:Hardware problems after resetting BIOS

In BIOS setup, load the optimised or failsafe defaults first, then apply your settings. Make sure that the BIOS detects all your optical and hard drives.

Also, it could be that the PSU in that system is not powerful enough to feed that monster video card.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hardware-problems-after-resetting-bios.72888/
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A:Need help resetting Jumper/BIOS settings

In order to reset your cmos you need to do one of two things.

Either use the jumper on the mobo you mobo book should tell you how to do this or take out the cmos battery for about 20 seconds being careful only to hold the battery by it`s edges not top and bottom then put the battery back in and reboot your bios should now be at the default settings.

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:grinthumb
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/need-help-resetting-jumper-bios-settings.17301/
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A:Stuck at bootscreen after resetting BIOS

It may seem silly, but it worked for me once. Did you tried to remove all the electric plugs, remove the usb plugs, wait for 15 seconds and then insert them again, first electric plugs, after that usb s. My all usb ports weren't working and that solved my problem.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/217072-stuck-bootscreen-after-resetting-bios.html
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A:BIOS keep resetting everytime plug off

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Check this thread for the info:
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/continually-resetting-date-time-in-bios.978565/
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sshivayo,The 6710b has the following memory specs:DDR2 SDRAM, 667-MHz, two slots supporting dual channel memory, 512/1024/2048-MB SODIMMs, up to 4096-MB total.-wes

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A:Upgrading CPU in compaq 5001r

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My meager reference material.

1600+ with 200MHz FSB on EBay in England.
 

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A:upgrading compaq presario

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-compaq-presario.61002/
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A:Upgrading Compaq notebook to Win2k

Can you try doing a clean install by booting to the CD?? Upgrades from 98 to 2000 cause a TON of problems anyway.
 

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A:Help Upgrading Old Compaq Presario 4551

You would be better off building a whole new system or buying a new system outright. Your money would be better spent, and you would be much happier in the long run
 

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A:Compaq presario SR1000 upgrading to run ETW

Holy crap, I'm not reading all that! Anyway, it looks like your going to either have to overclock or get a new pc. Your CPU is to low and the minimum for this game really means MINIMUM!
Sorry
James
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/compaq-presario-sr1000-upgrading-to-run-etw.809144/
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A:Advice on upgrading my Compaq Presario

OCZ StealthXtream 600W is good, it should be around 60 .
The recommended power is actually for the whole system, not just the card, but it's always better to have a little extra, if for nothing else then for not to load the PSU at 100% (will last longer).
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A:Upgrading processor in a Compaq Presario SR5413WM

I would think that the difference is negligible depending on what you use the computer for.
 

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A:I want to play Age Of Conan on my Compaq Presario SR5310F, Need Advice upgrading.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/i-want-to-play-age-of-conan-on-my-compaq-presario-sr5310f-need-advice-upgrading.727424/
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You might give this Page a read.

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A:Compaq bios motherboard

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HP United States - Computers, Laptops, Servers, Printers and more

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/compaq-deskpro-bios.220619/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-bios-on-a-compaq.32893/
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A:compaq BIOS debacle

Try to find out who has made the mobo, and if it corresponds to any other mobo that the manufacturer makes (i.e. Compaq only uses a special cut down BIOS).. If so, download a BIOS update from the mobo manufacturer, and install that...


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A:Getting into HP compaq Bios Setup

Everytime I apply power to the machine it turns onClick to expand...

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/getting-into-hp-compaq-bios-setup.1161190/
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A:Compaq Presario Bios

You need to get the BIOS from Compaq. While the board maybe MADE by another company, who knows what slight changes to the specs were made.

When you do your next upgrade, build your own and get a real BIOS.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/compaq-presario-bios.181542/
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A:[SOLVED] Getting into BIOS on an old Compaq

Try hitting the escape key to get rid of the logo

Compaq's use the following

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-getting-into-bios-on-an-old-compaq.74567/
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A:HP Compaq 6715b BIOS?

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Also take a look at this: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...=3368540&prodTypeId=321957&objectID=c00758841
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hp-compaq-6715b-bios.1054172/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/compaq-cds524-bios-access.428633/
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