Compaq diagnostic disks

jim stephens jwstephens at msm.umr.edu
Tue Jun 13 17:37:29 CDT 2006


John D. Reeve wrote:

>Hello All.  
>
This machine works like the old AT's did with Cmos batteries.  when the
batteries lost the disk setup and time information, you had to boot them
from a floppy to set the time again, and to set cmos back up again.

The portable 3 has a much larger table of possible drives.  If you have a
standard model, it may have a drive type or 3 or 20, if memory serves.

you can still get the disks from the softpaq library on ftp.compaq.com/pub

these entries in the pub/allfiles.txt are your best bets, depending on 
whether
you have 5 1/4" drives, or 3 1/2" drives (360k or 720k).

also the setup utility took two diskettes

SP0316.ZIP     ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp0000-0500/sp0316.zip 
457K    20 May 92
TITLE: COMPAQ DIAGNOSTICS 8.00 REV. B SOFTPAQ SP0316 052092 360K DISKETTE
VERSION: N/A
LANGUAGE: N/A
PRODUCTS AFFECTED: N/A
OS: N/A
SUPERSEDES: N/A

SP0308.ZIP     ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp0000-0500/sp0308.zip 
443K    23 April 92
TITLE: SOFTPAQ DIAGNOSTICS 8.00 REV. B (DP256) 042192 SP0308 720K DISKETTE
VERSION: N/A
LANGUAGE: N/A
PRODUCTS AFFECTED: N/A
OS: N/A
SUPERSEDES: N/A




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