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how to into setup the BIOS of an ancient PC Vectra QS/20?

mayoral
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how to into setup the BIOS of an ancient PC Vectra QS/20?

We have computer of HP Vectra QS/20.When I power on the PC,Monitor will display "invalid configuration information-run SETUP program",but I don't how to into SETUP.

Could anyone help me with this problem. I still intend to use this computer.

thanks in advance
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Change_happens
Honored Contributor

Re: how to into setup the BIOS of an ancient PC Vectra QS/20?

isn't it by pressing "Delete" key or F9/F10?
Change_happens
Honored Contributor

Re: how to into setup the BIOS of an ancient PC Vectra QS/20?

does that work?
mayoral
Occasional Visitor

Re: how to into setup the BIOS of an ancient PC Vectra QS/20?

I try press F1~F12 and DEL,but not to work
Ronald Postma
Honored Contributor

Re: how to into setup the BIOS of an ancient PC Vectra QS/20?

Hi,
You can try pressing tab when the Compaq logo appears, then you will see the post messages, it may be listed there.

What may work to find out is to remove one memory bank if you have more then one. then it has to save the new settings and the keys will be listed at the bottum (is a long shot)

I also thought is was F10

have a nice day,
HTH, Ronald
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Jules
Esteemed Contributor

Re: how to into setup the BIOS of an ancient PC Vectra QS/20?

Try removing the CMOS battery. Leave it out for at least half an hour, before you pop it back in. This will have the effect of setting the BIOS back to the defaults, andmay solve your problem.
If the computer is really old it may need a new battery.
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