getting into compaq bios (presario 4110)
Posted on 2003-03-27
I have a Compaq Presario 4110 and want to change some BIOS settings but I can't get into the bios setup area. (first and foremost I wish to enable the serial port, which windows says is disabled in the bios but there are other bios setting I'd like to take a look at).
Pressing any of the usual F keys (or Delete, Backspace or Escape) at boot times does not work. I have gathered from looking around the internet that Compaq employ some less common methods for accessing their bios. These include a special partition at the start of the primary hard drive for the purpose or a special start up disk.
I can not, for the life of me, find information on exactly how to do this for the Presario 4110. I can't find instructions / information or any downloads for the mentioned start up disk. Compaq's site provides very little, so I'm turning the question to everyone here, at experts exchange. any ideas?