F10 and Compaq CMOS Setup for New SCSI Stuff
Posted on 2001-06-24
I have a Compaq Prolinea 5133 which I bought second hand a couple years back. It's worked very well for me, but a recent problem has come up. I bought a Konica Q-Scan at auction, so to install it I got a SIIG SCSI 2 adaptor. On reboot after install the system saw the new card and I installed the drivers and hooked up the scanner. Now on boot up the first thing I get is an error asking me to set the IRQ to 255. I hit a key and it by-passes this screen, recognizes the Konica scanner by name, starts WIN 95 and everything runs well as before, except when I go into my scanning software, it says the Q-Scan is there, but when I actually go to scan it says the scanner is not connected. I also have a flat bed scanner piggybacked onto the printer port, and it still works fine.
A couple of folks told me to go into CMOS and change the IRQ for the SCSI, and this brings me to my main problem. The HD was formatted blank when I got the thing used, and none of the Compaq install disks came with it. I didn't think it was a big deal at the time, but apparently you need the Compaq Start Up Utility in a non-DOS partition to even have the option of hitting F10 on start up to go into CMOS. I went to the Compaq website and downloaded "SP6144.EXE", which, if I understand correctly, should install the Start Up Utility, but when I went to run it, it couldn't.
Question: Is there a way I can get this scanner up and running without screwing up anything else? I'd hate to do that since everything else is working well.