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This is what the Compaq site had to say about the BIOS utility for your system (Source: Compaq):\015\012\015\012•\015\012•\015\012•\015\012•You may have difficulty accessing the BIOS Setup utility screen, because you must press a specific key(usually F1) very quickly before the Windows screen appears. If you do not enter the BIOS Setup screen on your first try, repeat the following steps until you are successful.

To open the BIOS Setup screen:
1.\011Turn off the PC and wait about 5 seconds.
2.\011Turn on the PC.
3.\011When the first screen appears, press the F1 key on the keyboard. (You can press the key more than once.) The BIOS Setup Utility Main menu appears.
NOTE: On certain Compaq Presario PCs (prior to 2002) press the F10 key at the logo screen to enter setup.
4.\011Use the keyboard to navigate through the menus.
You may need to remove the battery and then back in.
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