Can't enter BIOS (Compaq Armada 1590DT) (867 Views)
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BR854612
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Registered: ‎02-06-2005
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Can't enter BIOS (Compaq Armada 1590DT)

F10 don't work
Maybe my friend change something in BIOS and now i can't enter in BIOS...
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Simon Poulton
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Registered: ‎03-22-2004
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Re: Can't enter BIOS (Compaq Armada 1590DT)

You need the diagnostics partition on the hard drive to enter the BIOS. This must have been deleted so you'll have to free up 20mb at the START of the hard drive then install the partition with the diagnostics and setup disks
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BR736655
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Registered: ‎03-01-2003
Message 3 of 5 (867 Views)

Re: Can't enter BIOS (Compaq Armada 1590DT)

Here you are going to be able to download all the drivers that you need,

also Computer setup for portables
Personal Computer Diagnostics

That will help you

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/armada/us/locate/4_892.html
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Rainald T
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Registered: ‎10-22-2002
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Re: Can't enter BIOS (Compaq Armada 1590DT)

Lucky,
F10 will only work if the machine has the Setup- and Diagnostics-utulities installed in a proprietary partion on the HD.
Obviously called this partition.

On how to get it back pls read the attached text.
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Rainald T
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Registered: ‎10-22-2002
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Re: Can't enter BIOS (Compaq Armada 1590DT)

Oooops, hit the wrong button :-( :-(

Here we go

HTH
Rainald
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