1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Bios problem with HP Pavilion 7966

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by arieder, Mar 24, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. arieder

    arieder Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2
    Ok, i'm working on a friends pc, he has a whole bunch of crap on it, viruses, spyware...ect.. I told him I would fix it now the problem is, I want to format the hard drive and put XP back on it. The problems are, the cd rom is broke, so I am using the dvd drive, and the floppy is broke. I put my XP cd in and it dosnt boot, I know its bootable. So I was going to edit the bios but when the computer boots, most computer say press [f whatever here] to go to bios. Well his just goes automaticly to boot from hd after showing the HP logo stuff. No bios. Any ideas?

    Please reply,
    Thanks
     
  2. jd_957

    jd_957 Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,099
    time to get a new computer. they are cheap enough nowadays.
    Manuals for that computer can be found here. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&cc=us&product=67009

    here is the help page for that computer.http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?lc=en&product=67009&cc=us&dlc=en&#

    to get to bios, you have to tap F8 upon booting to enter it.
     
  3. arieder

    arieder Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2
    lol, he keeps saying he is going to smash it with a baseball batt :p. Anyway thanks, ill try it now.
     
  4. CouchMaster

    CouchMaster

    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Messages:
    3,303
    Try another key, like delete or something.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/345488

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice