Compaq BIOS Mod to Unlock Hidden Settings

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by hell1134, May 18, 2017.

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    hell1134 MDL Novice

    May 18, 2017
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    Hello, I am a newbie to this forum and have nil experience regarding BIOS modding. I have a very old Compaq laptop and am trying to set up a retro gaming system using XP. However, the bios seems locked as in I cannot access the IDE/AHCI option (stuck in IDE mode). I have gone through various forums and learned that Compaq (and HP) bioses have their advanced settings locked/hidden. So, my request is if anyone can mod my laptop's BIOS to unlock the hidden / advanced settings, I'll be extremely grateful (as I am too afraid to mod it myself - :oops: )

    Make : Copmpaq
    Model : Presario Dv3712AU (KD348PA) - https://h10057.www1.hp.com/ecomcat/hpcatalog/specs/provisioner/05/KD348PA.htm
    BIOS : http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp39001-39500/sp39358.exe
    or : https://support.hp.com/us-en/driver...ies/3629625/model/3636440/swItemId/ob-60836-1
     
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    hell1134 MDL Novice

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  3. hell1134

    hell1134 MDL Novice

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    If there is already a compatible bios that has been unlocked, it will be helpful if anyone can point me to it.