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compaq notebook only wants to boot to network,will not let me into bios to change boot order how do I get into bios? Answered

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lemonie (author)2010-11-20


Is this an ex-company/school machine, where did you get it?

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Burf (author)2010-11-19

For Compaq you should repeatedly tap the F10 key while the system is booting, that should get you into the BIOS and PW screen if one is needed. However, unless I am misreading your question, the boot order is contained in the OS, not the BIOS. Only the boot device order is controlled in the BIOS.

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orksecurity (author)2010-11-19

What happens when you try to get to the BIOS? If the problem is that you don't have the BIOS password, a factory-trained service technician MAY be able to reset the BIOS to its original configuration without a password. They don't publish instructions for this, since in general if you don't have the BIOS password you aren't the machine's owner and have no business accessing the BIOS configuration.

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