Hello. I recently got my carpc and I am starting to bench test everything. I connected the monitor to the pc and booted it up. The first screen says "HP INVENT" with 2 options:
F8 - Configuration and Diagnostics
F12 - Boot on LAN
So I hit F8 to go through the configuration process. When I get to the next screen, it states:
I am lost once I get to this screen. What am I supposed to do from here? Is anyone willing to walk me step-by-step through this whole process in order to get me to the main desktop screen?
how do you change the settings to boot from a hard disk?
You'd want to change that setting in your BIOS.
BIOS stands for basic input/output system. Often referred to as CMOS, the BIOS provides an interface for a computer's hardware and software. The BIOS configuration determines how your hardware is accessed. However, not all computers pull up the BIOS Configuration Setup Utility using the same key.
On mine, I'd reset the computer using the reset switch, and during the first ten seconds of restart I tap on the "Delete" key till it gets me into the BIOS configuration. See if your puter works the same way, and go from there.
ok. i will try that first thing tomorrow. if you are able to give me a DIY kind of thing to get my puter up and running I would GREATLY appreciate it.
get into your BIOS first, read the navigation KEY at bottom of the page to learn how to change the settings, and save them before you exit. Once there, it is somewhat self explanatory.
If you still have trouble, post back.
wut should the sequence be then? will i need a windows xp cd or anything?
will i need a windows xp cd or anything?
it seems like there's an operating system on it already, therefore you don't need one. Otherwise, you should have your HP disks available when doing so, and instead boot from the cd-rom to install the OS that came with your system.