How Do I Bypass the POST ? (power on self test)

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iammagi
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I have a Compaq Presario 1610 that is giving me a 601 Diskette A Controller error message goes to a screen that forces me to press F1 to boot. Is there a way to bypass POST or something so it will just boot normally. I don't want to buy a new disk or controller. The BIOS won't let me disable POST or the diskette. I am running Win98 SE. What can I do to stop this blasted setup screen?

If it will help, are there any bios tweak programs that will work with Win98?

Many thanks,
edwin
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hit the F10 key several times during initial POST or at least when you hear the double-beep. That should get you into cmos setup where you can disable the floppy controller.
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iammagi
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edwin wrote:hit the F10 key several times during initial POST or at least when you hear the double-beep. That should get you into cmos setup where you can disable the floppy controller.
That's just it. The cmos setup won't let me disable the floppy controller. It will only allow me to change the boot order. I need to find a way to unhide that option.
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