08-16-2003 07:52 PM
I like the size and quietness of this PC otherwise...
08-18-2003 11:44 PM
Alternately you may use SP0667.zip at
This will allow you to boot into Windows and start any programs in your startup folders without having to hit the F1 key. It will still generate the F1 error and continue booting.
Here is the info from the Softpaq :-
SP0667.EXE - NO_F1.COM
All Compaq 386 and 486 based machines have the ability to run without a
keyboard attached. Some Compaq machines allow the user to select this mode
of operation by selecting "Network Server" mode in their setup program.
For those that do not offer this option NO_F1.COM is a DOS based program
that is run one time which sets a bit in CMOS that instructs the BIOS not
to wait for a keystroke after displaying the "Press [F1] to continue"
08-19-2003 02:13 PM
The problem is that I would like the ability to plug a keyboard when I want to access the box locally. It apears that puting the box in network server mode permanently disables the keyboard? Reseting a jumper every time doesnt seem like an acceptable solution.
08-30-2003 07:29 AM
The NO_F1 utility sounds like my answer, but it doesn't appear to work on this model... Nothing happens when I run it, and after unplugging keyboard and rebooting it's still prompting for F1 on keyboard error! I'm using an Evo D510 SFF.
08-30-2003 09:38 PM
Also, It indicates I need to run this under "DOS"... does that mean pirating an old copy of DOS (since that is no longer sold anywhere there's no other way to get it)? Or is the "Command Prompt" of Windows XP close enough that it should work too? Note that my Evo D510 is not a 386 or 486 but a nice modern Pentium 4, so maybe that's the reason?
I'm just searching for possible reasons why it's not working for me, however unlikely... Please someone help!
If I can get this machine to work the way I want, there's a potential sale of at least a couple hundred of them over the next year or so if we market our audio/video broadcasting services properly.... Otherwise I'm going to have to ditch this machine for this purpose and look for another manufacturer... It's a real pain to find small quiet fast cheap well-supported machines nowadays, everything's about as loud as a jet engine if it's small and fast, so if anyone has suggestions there for other manufacturers I'm open to that too, since this one is so far not working out.
09-05-2011 03:50 AM
Just purchase a USB to PS2 adapter and plug it into a spare USB port, they're availiable for about £1-2 on eBay, or if you don't want trailing cables buy a Logitech USB unified nano adapter to cancel out the error, but these are significantly more expensive at around £13-18, why couldn't HP just have an option in the BIOS to ignore this error like on most BIOS motherboards is beyond me, intead of the complex BIOS reset option when the unit is set to remote network mode (even the presarios had it), my guess is they want to deter people using the SFF PCs as unattended management/servers.