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By dedelarosa ·
I am having a heck of a time installing the setup and diognostics partition. I have been able to completely clear all partitions from the hard drive. I would appriciate any help on this matter.

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by csmith In reply to compaq bios setup

Do you have the latest CD from COMPAQ for your PC?
I am confused by the question.
The subject line COMPAQ BIOS Setup has nothing to do with wiping the Hard Drive, and starting over.
The BIOS settings for the Hard Drive (Cyl. Head, Sectors, etc.) should all remain the same.
There is no reason to change the BIOS settings, unless a new (larger) Hard Drive is being installed.
If it is really screwed up, run the Hard Drive Utility from the Hard Drive Manufacturer. Zero fill the HD. This will really wipe the HD so you can start from zero.
(literally)
These utilities are free down loads from the manufacturer.
Regards, Chris

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by csmith In reply to compaq bios setup

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Got your email.
Glad to hear that the HD is now OK.
Regards, Chris

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by hkcltd In reply to compaq bios setup

I have found that alot of compaq Pcs have their bios installed on the boot sector of their hard drives, you may have to partition the drive and create a partition of about 8mb or so.. compaq's website will have the exact size of the partition needed. depending on the compaq pc that you have you may also have to go to their website and download the utilities to install the bios and partition software. The software downloaded will create a diskette or diskettes which should be inserted into the PC upon boot. Its straight forward after just follow instructions and all will be well.

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