That computer is going to be F10 to get into bios but if you cant get into for some reason (I forget if you can get into anything if that diagnostic partition has been deleted off the drive or not? then go to this page http://www.compaq.com/support/files/...ate/24_83.html and get the "Computer Setup/VP and PC Diagnostics" and you will be able to run it from the dissketts (or should be able to at least.
Quote from webpage about getting into the bios on a few different models
"For all products except the Deskpro EP, SB, and EN Series, Computer Setup and PC Diagnostics are both pre-installed on the Diagnostics Partition. The diskettes in this SoftPaq can be used to update these utilities on the Diagnostics Partition or to restore them if the Diagnostics Partition has been destroyed. Both utilities can be run by pressing F10 during power-up or reboot when prompted in the lower right corner of the screen on some models or when the cursor jumps to the upper right corner of the screen on other models. Or they can be run directly from these diskettes." so if F10 deos not work for you for some reason just grab the diskettes and see what you can find. err sorry for the long message and if I repeated myself in here somewhere it is because I am getting ready to leave work now and I am in a little bit of a hurry
I used to work for a large power company that used exclusively Compaqs. All of their computers got into the BIOS with the F10 key.
On most of them, when starting up, a little white box would blink on and off in the upper right corner of the screen. That was the cue to press the F10 key to enter the bios.
By the way, it looks like you have a Deskpro 4000 and on the Compaq website, it confirms that F10 enters the BIOS on this computer
Here is the Deskpro 4000 FAQ:
And some other links that might help:
[This message has been edited by Meatballman (edited 03-13-2001).]
Well, I have reformated that hard drive twice since I got it (3 weeks ago) so I am sure that partiton is gone, thanks for the help guys, that should do it
Formating the drive will NOT remove the partition.
Partitions can only be removed with disk utilities like fdisk, partition magic, LILO, and a magnet http://www.mp3car.com/ubb/smile.gif
And like moxnix pointed out, you can still create the disks and get it that way.
(BTW gizmonkr, LILO is just a boot loader. To dump partitions in linux, a utility like fdisk or Disk Druid is used...but I'm sure you already knew that)