Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#39076 by Neelakantan
Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:09 pm
i have a compaq 2111AP laptop; it originally came with a toshiba cdrom;

the cdrom developed a reading trouble and i got the cdrom replaced with dvd/cdrw

i checked for its reading and writing ability when i collected from compaq service center.

recently i was planning to repartition the hard-disk and install a boot manager; when i tried to start the machine with DOS boot CD (after setting the options in bios: CDROM/Harddisk), it still started with Windows xp on harddisk.

local contact in compaq says because it is CDRW, bios is failing to note that; i am not sure of this explanation

my bios details are:
Phoenix bios4.0 Release 6.0
Hewlett-Packard Presario 2100 Bios
Revision KE.M1.54
dated 12/17/02

Chip set ALI M5237 REv3

any solutions?