Compaq Deskpro 2000 Bios Setup
Posted on 2002-07-28
I have several old Compaq Deskpro 2000 PCs (Pentium 166-MMX to 233-MMX) and I need to be able to access and change the BIOS. From what I understand, the Setup and Diagnostic for the BIOS is stored on a special hard drive partition. All the hard drives have been reformatted. How can I access the BIOS now? I went on Compaq's website but the software mentioned SP4711.EXE and SP2579.EXE are to already upgrade the software that is already there on that special hard drive partition. Where can I find the software to install from scratch to access the BIOS on these Compaq machines? I tried creating the SETUP and DIAGNOSTIC disks from another Compaq PC whose hard drive was not reformatted but it did not work on any of the Compaqs I had. Compaq has got to be awarded the most weirdest way of doing this.