run setup

how do I run the setup on a 386 compaq computer(4048ht8h2471), during the start up?Is there a way with the keyboard or do I need a program(and if so, where can I get it?)
blueseaAsked:
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blueseaAuthor Commented:
get me an answer soon!!!!!!!!!
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OttaCommented:
Turn on the computer, and press-and-hold the space-bar, for a long time.

Or, turn on the computer, and press F10.

Or, turn on the computer, and press CTRL-ALT-ENTER.

Or, turn on the computer, and press DEL.

Try these.

If they all fail, go to COMPAQ's web-site,
and download the Setup/Diagnostic tools.
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RoadWarriorCommented:
I think a lot of compaq 386s had an external setup program. I was trying to find it for you but seems too time consuming without knowing the model number.
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RoadWarriorCommented:
Ah, found it, this zip file contains the setup and diagnostics for most of compaqs old 286 and 386 systems,
to fit on one 720k (or bigger) disk...
ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp0000-0500/sp0308.zip
to fit on 2x360k 5.25ins disks...
ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp0000-0500/sp0316.zip

More support information for your system can be found here...
http://www.compaq.com/support/desktops/out_of_production/index.html

regards,

Road Warrior
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satwaCommented:
RoadWarrior is correct for the old Compaq Deskpro computers.

If you have an old Compaq Prolinea 286, 386, etc. go to:

http://www.compaq.com/files/desktops/us/software/220.html

and DOWNLOAD   SP1363

This is the softpaq for these old Compaq PROLINEAs.
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