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DV6000 bios

Discussion in 'HP & Compaq' started by kdub420, Oct 14, 2007.

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  1. kdub420

    kdub420 Newbie

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    I'm trying to access my bios but when I hit f12 I get a very limited screen-is there a way around the hp gui to the full bios? Trying to load XP on this macine which has the original hd that has been wiped to an unformatted state(no backup disk) need to turn off the sata thing.
    thanx
    kdub
     
  2. Lithus

    Lithus NBR Janitor

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    Please read the stickies before you post. There is an XP install guide there.
     
  3. bmcc

    bmcc Notebook Consultant

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    From the xp install guide:

    edit: not sure if this applies to the dv6000
     
  4. R4000

    R4000 Notebook Virtuoso

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    It does apply, as the dv6000 lacks this BIOS option as well.
     
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    vkpascal Notebook Guru

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    i think you have to hit f10 or f9 rigt when you boot up, hopefully that helps
     
  6. kdub420

    kdub420 Newbie

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    Lithus-already got that guide-saved and printed. My que. was how to access the real bios as opposed to the crippled hp one. Guess I wasn't clear enough.To
    everyone else that managed to understand my inquiry, Thanx for the help!
    again
    thankyou
    kdub
     
  7. R4000

    R4000 Notebook Virtuoso

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    The crippled BIOS is the real one, no way to "unlock" it.
     
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    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    I pressed F10 at boot time to go into the BIOS on my DV6000 and it has an option to disable native SATA there.
     
  9. R4000

    R4000 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Odd, as mine does not. (version F38).
     
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    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    I stayed on f.16 here
     
  11. R4000

    R4000 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Figures. The newer the BIOS, the more restrictive it is........
     
  12. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    I kept seeing newer BIOS versions out there, but also kept seeing posts complaining about them, so I just stayed put where I was.
     
  13. R4000

    R4000 Notebook Virtuoso

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    That was probably wise. In my case however, I don't think I have much choice. I doubt the older BIOS releases would even recognize my 65nm TL-58.......
     
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