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    I’m trying to find a BIOS flash for my Compaq Presario

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    by frank.capozzi57 ·

    I originally started out with the problem of having to have an administrative password for the bios, and none of the passwords that were provided on the internet opened up my BIOS to start the computer. The next remedy was to take out the BIOS battery to reset that password which it did, but then again it never got to the Windows operating system! It’s telling me that I needed that I need a bios flash to get this machine back up and running, but haven’t been able to find one on HP or anywhere else the ones that I did receive to be able to create a boot up USB drive has not worked. I seek the forums help from anyone who might have a copy of the BIOS flash upgrade for the compact for stereo WM339 model of the compact for stereo, and if so please email that to me so I can make a boot up USB drive! Thank you in advance and God bless this community.

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    • #4158985
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      Reply To: I’m trying to find a BIOS flash for my Compaq Presario

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to I’m trying to find a BIOS flash for my Compaq Presario

      How old is this device? Is this a stereo or a computer? Have you checked with the manufacturer’s internet site?

      How expensive is the device? Would it be easier just to replace it?

      If it is a stereo, I have never heard of a need to have a passcode or flash a BIOS. Need more information than you have provided about the device in question.

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      BIOS Flash for Compaq Presario

      by frank.capozzi57 ·

      In reply to I’m trying to find a BIOS flash for my Compaq Presario

      This machine is a laptop and not a stereo therefore to get it to operate I need to flash the BIOS. I believe that I was pretty specific on what I need to do.

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        Reply To: I’m trying to find a BIOS flash for my Compaq Presario

        by birdmantd ·

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        Thank you for the clarification. How old is it and what version of Windows are you using on it? It would help to know the exact model # of the laptop computer.

        In your first post, you mentioned “stereo” twice in the same sentence, which is why I had to ask.

        This link may help you in your quest. It is directly from Compaq” https://us.driverscollection.com/?H=Compaq%20Presario%20CQ57-339WM&By=HP

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          by kees_b ·

          In reply to Reply To: I’m trying to find a BIOS flash for my Compaq Presario

          That’s a nice link to download a BIOS-update, assuming the poster meant “20CQ57-339WM” when he wrote “WM339” (which in combination with “stereo” is pretty unspecific, although the poster thinks otherwise.

          The obvious problem is that it says it needs to be installed from a working version of Windows. And it seems this 10 year old laptop doesn’t run Windows anymore, for unknown reasons.

          It might be time for a new laptop, if the poster forgot the BIOS-password. But maybe a good repair shop finds a solution, although I expect it to be more expensive than a working 10 year old Compaq Presario is worth.

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      Reply To: I’m trying to find a BIOS flash for my Compaq Presario

      by Victorlucca72 ·

      In reply to I’m trying to find a BIOS flash for my Compaq Presario

      Boot up your system & press “delete” key to enter BIOS screen to double confirm BIOS version. Download the BIOS that matches your motherboard and version number to your USB device. Extract the BIOS-zip file that you have downloaded and paste it to your USB storage device (Note: Make sure that your USB is bootable)

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