Error message 81h when Compaq boots up.

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john pidgeon
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This is my first time posting, so please excuse any lack of details.
My in-laws have a Compaq that has recently started to boot up with the message about 81h, but clicking on OK on the message the window goes away.
From as far I can tell, the machine is still running okay.

Should I boot up into BIOS and find the vendor and download a new BIOS?
Is there a way of getting rid of the 81h error?

thanks very much
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Presario?

81h = Late POST device initialization
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
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usually a harddisk or cdrom on its way out...
edwin/evasive

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System error, strike any user to continue...
john pidgeon
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thanks very much.

john
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