Cannot gain access to HP BIOS (not a password issue)
Posted on 2009-05-11
I am unable to gain access to the part of the BIOS that will let me change the date and / or time on this laptop. It is a Compaq / HP NC2400.
When I power the computer on, it says on the screen: F10=ROM based setup. If I press F10, it takes me to a 'computer setup' series of screens. In here, it will let me set passwords, boot order, some other things like this, but does NOT have any option to display the date and time, or let it be changed.
This leads me to believe that there is another BIOS screen I can get to, and I just don't know how to do this. I have tried the following keys: F1 - F12, Del, Escape. I can't think of any others.
F9 brings up a boot menu where you can choose which device to boot from, fwiw.
I'm really stuck on this one, the disk is damaged so I can't boot into Windows, and I don't know how else to change the date except in the BIOS.