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Unable to access BIOS, HP Compaq


bumpkin
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Hello all, I am trying to get to the BIOS settings on HP Compaq desktop appx 5 yrs old, running XP Pro. I have tried all the usual keys but all I can get to work is f10 which takes me to "Hewlett Packard Setup Utility" Any advice please.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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and what does that give you?

click here

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Figure 2

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bumpkin

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Unable to change the boot order from one HDD to another for some reason.

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Thats because the BIOS looks at the drives in order of SATA port (starting with 0) and boots from the first one it finds

If you want to boot from different op systems on different drives you need to alter the boot menu system with EsayBCD

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Should have said if using Vista onwards

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bumpkin

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One drive w7 the other xp. Always defaults to xp unless I select w7 on the screen when booting, this is what I need to change. I want it to load w7 unless I choose xp.

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Thanks Fruit Bat, as soon as I saw your link 9.38pm I remembered how to do it. Think my head needs a memory upgrade sometimes:-)

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