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Compaq Presario 5900T

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by flodis, Aug 10, 2005.

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  1. flodis

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    I have a PIII 733mhz Compaq Presario 5900T that I need some help with.

    1st thing is that my harddrive is broken and I am looking into getting a replacement for that, but my question is:

    What kind of disks does this computer support?
    I tried a 160gb samsung disk, but it hangs at compaq logo screen so I guess it's too big. (hoping to be able to change this through a bios update later)

    2nd part is that when I found a matching disk, how will I restore bios on it? I have no restore cds left...and I suppose this computer stores a part of its bios on a hidden partition like all other compaqs.

    The 384mb ram limit is fine with me since I am gonna run Linspire linux on it.

    Anyone that can help? I tried Compaq support and got no help whatsoever.
     
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