CMOS bad ? factory default settings

Discussion in 'HP' started by - Bobb -, Apr 30, 2009.

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    For compaq PC's, I found this note I wrote in an old Service QRG ( from
    2001):
    1. Hold Fn key and power up.
    2. Tap Fn+F11 quickly
    3. mem counts up
    4. disk seeks
    5. Then get " Error 162" ( this normal)
    6. Press F1 to "Save Changes" - now back to factory default settings

    Might still work on current pc's ??
     
    - Bobb -, Apr 30, 2009
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  2. Hi!

    My somewhat educated guess is that it would work with any system carrying a
    true Compaq BIOS and with an FN key.

    I say "educated" because I once found a set of keystrokes to turn on a
    software keyboard click on a Compaq XT-class system described in Peter
    Norton's "Inside The IBM PC" book. To my complete amazement, it worked
    perfectly on my then current laptop, a Contura 410C. I guess the code to
    support that feature never was removed, at least not to that point.

    William
     
    William R. Walsh, Apr 30, 2009
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