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    Angry BIOS Problem

    I have a Compaq Armarda 1592DT laptop, when the computer boots it only shows a black screen with the memory in the top left hand corner, there is no welcome screen so the BIOS cannot be accessed, I have tried a lot of key combinations with no success. The computer is running DOS 7.1, I need to be able to boot from the USB so I can install Linux or another operating system of this type. Hoping someone can help.

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    This might help:

    Annoyances.org - can't enter bios (Windows Me Discussion Forum)

    Not sure you can boot from USB though, this laptop is quite old, I think booting from USB was not supported at the time it was manufactured.

    Edit. This might help you to boot from USB:

    PLoP - Bootmanager - Free Boot Manager, builtin usb driver, native usb, boot different operating systems, cdrom, usb, freeware, option rom bios
    Last edited by theseven; 12-02-2009 at 08:11 PM. Reason: Additional info