Compaq Armada 1750 Bios? Very hard time getting into the bios..
Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:25 PM
I cant get into the bios to change the boot order to get it to boot from cd. I have read that it requires the original hdd installed to be able to access the bios? but not sure might just be internet clutter lol
but it does have a FDD and CD-Rom, anyone have any ideas on how to get it to boot from my XP cd?
Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:45 PM
That should do it if you hit the correct key at the right time, you'll just have to try a few times.
I saw a few other suggestions:
-Download some software or a bootable floppy image for your specific model from the manufacturer's support site. If some information on the HDD is required then is has to be available for download somewhere.
-Unplug the HDD and give it a try without it.
I don't have anymore suggestions right now, you could try searching for it.
When you find the correct solution please post it here in case others have the same problem.
This post has been edited by DL.: 11 April 2008 - 01:14 PM
Posted 11 April 2008 - 01:52 PM
I put in the XP CD in and restarted the laptop, and pressed the "del" key over and over until computer started up and... it booted from cd instead of HDD.
Not sure if this will work for everyone but worked on my end... hope someone else gets help from this!