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Re: Error on harddrive when booting

Sorry, no help on the Compaq, just an idea on how to bypass pressing the
"F1". Maybe you can set your BIOS to boot  ignoring  all errors or whatever.

I had a similar problem on an older 486 but it had the ability to boot
through selectable errors in the BIOS, like no keyboard, whatever.

It didn't "fix" the problem but it would just report the error to the
console and boot right up. You may be able to do something similar on the

>I've got a problem.  I need to fix a error with my hard
>drive.  When I boot I get a 1791 error.   To by pass  it I
>have to hit  F1  after that it boots just fine.  I have a
>8702 Compaq Presario.  I added a 20 gig hard drive and
>that's when the problem started.  The system doesn't seem to
>be able to handle any partitions greater than 2 gig so
>that's what is set at.  All the partitions on the new and
>old hard drive work fine it just the error occurs during
>boot.  What I'm trying to do is clean up some other errors
>by restoring the configuration to the original settings but
>can't because of the error. The restore program chokes on
>the hard drive error.   I've disconnected the slave 20 gig
>drive but that doesn't help.  I still get the error. I've
>looked  on a number of web sites for help but haven't  found
>an answer.  Can anyone help?  Let me know,  Thanks
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