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By bhatnagar_nitin ·
Hi All,

I am getting a strange error while booting my old Compaq Deskpro. It's giving...

"510-Splash screen image corrupt

Run ROMPaq to restore the default image in the system ROM.

F1: BooT"

After pressing F1, it says that "Non-System Disk". Press any key to continue.

From all the troubleshooting I can do, I can now be sure of that this is the problem related to ROM firmware and not with the hard disk as it is running fine on other PCs. But I don't know how to solve this firmware problem of ROM.

I don't have any ROMPaq CD also. All techies out there, kindly help me in troubleshooting this problem.

Thanks,
Regards,
Nitin

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by TyroneD In reply to Problem booting a compaq ...

what's the model number of your Compaq Deskpro? It's obvious you need that CD in order to fix your PC. Most likely you will need to burn a cd with the ROMPaq CD files or purchase one from Compaq.

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by ctrservices In reply to Problem booting a compaq ...

Navigate to the following URL and enter
ROMPaq + your printer model to download the needed file. This will be allow you to make a bootable floppy toupgrade the ROM firmware.

http://search.hp.com/index.html?charset=iso-8859-1&hpvc=contextual&la=en&qp=%2Burl%3Asupport&qs=&lk=1&rf=0&uf=1&nh=10&st=1&hps=Support&hpn=return+to+Support&hpr=http%3A//h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/Deskpro/us/download/15016.html&hpa=http%3A//wwss1pro.compaq.com/support/contact_compaq/index.asp&hph=&hpl=1&hpo=&h_audience=&h_audiencerestrict=&hm=0

If still no go, download the PC manual, clear the CMOS (usually a jumper or button on the motherboard, and try the floppy again.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Problem booting a compaq ...

Start with the simple things change the CMOS Battery it's most likely flat and causing BIOS not to store the required information.

If that doesn't cure your problem post back in the comments with what is happening.

Col

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by bhatnagar_nitin In reply to

I tried replacing the CMOS battery but with no luck. The motherboard of the PC is very old and has 2 RDRAMs in it with a dual monitor support graphics card(Universal AGP I suppose). I tried asking the techies here but even they are not able to figure out what is going wrong: motherboard/BIOS/display or all. If anyone could be able to find a solution for this, I shall be highly obliged.

Thanks a lot for your invaluable suggestions.
Best Regards,
Nitin

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by mjd420nova In reply to Problem booting a compaq ...

The CMOS battery is DEAD, replace and start over
with any luck it will locate what it needs and
you'll be off and running again. Check the
connections closely, especially if it's the
button type, as they can leak and eat the PCB.

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by bhatnagar_nitin In reply to

I tried replacing the CMOS battery but with no luck. The motherboard of the PC is very old and has 2 RDRAMs in it with a dual monitor support graphics card(Universal AGP I suppose). I tried asking the techies here but even they are not able to figure out what is going wrong: motherboard/BIOS/display or all. If anyone could be able to find a solution for this, I shall be highly obliged.

Thanks a lot for your invaluable suggestions.
Best Regards,
Nitin

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by gfieser In reply to Problem booting a compaq ...

Some really old Compaq Deskpros, like the Deskpro 2000, store a portion of their "ROM" in a small inactive partition near the front of the drive. The system will run without this partition, but won't go into BIOS setup without it. I suspect this is your problem.
The solution is to the small partition at the front of the drive and install the ROMpaq to it from a floppy disk.

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by petruvoinescu In reply to Problem booting a compaq ...

Hello,
There are 2 problems:
1-no boot disk found,check power cables+IDE ribbon+jumper settings on the Hard Drive

2.Corrupted Splash Screen- after solving previous problem, boot, open Windows and run DXDIAG to find the BIOS Version. Then go to www.hp.com,drivers and software section and search for " ROM Flash Utilities for Compaq Models "XXX=your model and bios version"
here's my link http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductList.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=96266

Note that this splash screen error is not related or causing the first error (no boot device found).
Once you've solved the first error you can boot the PC ,even if you didn't solved the second problem.

E-mail me if something's not clear. I know sometimes I'm not explaining the things easy .Have a nice day. Bye.Petru

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my computer is also givining this message

by arslanasif99 In reply to Problem booting a compaq ...

"510-Splash screen image corrupt

Run ROMPaq to restore the default image in the system ROM.

F1: BooT"

After pressing F1, it says that "Non-System Disk". Press any key to continue.

From all the troubleshooting I can do, I can now be sure of that this is the problem related to ROM firmware and not with the hard disk as it is running fine on other PCs. But I don't know how to solve this firmware problem of ROM.

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your hardisk is not attached properly

by arslanasif99 In reply to my computer is also givin ...

your hardisk is not attached properly you can attached it by changing jumpers or reinstall the window

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