07-01-2003 10:19 AM
I would like to access the BIOS for the Compaq Armada 1550DMT. I have tried the suggested F10 key but it does not work.
I have read that if you do not have the BIOS software installed then you can not access the BIOS at all.
"If the Compaq BIOS software is not loaded on some older Compaq's you cannot access the BIOS. Likewise on some older Toshiba's you need to install TSETUP, which can be downloaded from Tosh's US web site."
The problem is that the disk drive on the laptop is broken and would cost too much to have it replaced.
I would like to reinstall my Windows Operating System but can not use a bootdisk. I would like to boot a CDROM and install it from there.
Any suggests on how to get this BIOS Software and how to get it installed. Or if there is another key that must be pressed to access it.
07-01-2003 10:26 AM
07-01-2003 10:43 AM
07-01-2003 06:43 PM
07-08-2003 06:56 AM
Download the computer Setup for Portables from
and follow instructions to create a compaq setup disk. You should then be able to access the bios and other setup.
PS: Sometimes resetting the internal battery resolve lots of booting problems.