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Jahr 2000 Informationen für Compaq-PCs

Hier finden Sie Informationen, Testprogramme und Updates
für alle Compaq-PCs und Notebook


Die hardwaremäßige "Jahr-2000-Tauglichkeit" (Y2K-ready) Ihres Compaq-PCs oder Notebooks ist durch dessen BIOS-Version bestimmt.

Sie können wahlweise einen Y2K-Kompatibilitätstest ausführen oder anhand der BIOS-Versionen in nachfolgender Beschreibung bestimmten, ob Ihr Gerät ein Update benötigt. Im Fehlerfall müssen Sie ein BIOS-Update (Software, kein Hardwareeingriff erforderlich!) durchführen.

Y2K-Hardwaretests

Für den Y2K-Kompatibilitätstest Ihres Compaq-PCs/Notebooks empfiehlt auch Compaq den NTSL-Test.

NTSL-Y2K-Test: 2000.EXE (nur für MS-DOS, sehr empfehlenswert) - Beschreibung
Phoenix-Y2K-Test: Y2KTEST.EXE (für DOS, Win95/98/NT, einfacher Test)
Public-Domain: DOSCHK.EXE (für DOS, Win95/98, guter Test)

Alle Programme müssen vor der Ausführung auf der lokalen Festplatte oder auf Diskette gespeichert werden. Das NSTL-Programm 2000.exe muss unbedingt unter MS-DOS ausgeführt werden.
Sie können den DOS-Modus unter Windows 95/98 beim Start des Systems durch Drücken der Taste F8, im Menü dann "nur MS-DOS Eingabeaufforderung", erreichen. Alternativ können Sie Ihren PC vor Ausführung von 2000.exe mit einer Bootdiskette starten,
die sie gleich hier anfertigen können.
Beachten Sie bitte, dass der Uhren-Test mit Y2KTEST.EXE unter  Windows NT nicht zuverlässig ist.


Compaq BIOS-Check und Updates

Hier die Originalinformationen von Compaq zum Bereich Notebooks. Für andere Compaq-Geräte sehen Sie bitte auf der Compaq-Y2K-Web-Seite nach.

 

Determining ROM BIOS using Compaq Utilities

To know whether your computer already has an upgraded ROM BIOS, determine the revision date of the ROM BIOS using one of the following methods.

If you have Compaq Insight Manager installed on your computer, you can use the management console to collect ROM BIOS information online across the network. In addition, Compaq works with 14 leading providers of LAN, systems, and enterprise management software to enable Compaq management information to be available to their applications.

Another alternative offered to users on some systems is the F10 prompt that occurs during the POST routine. Pressing F10 at this prompt will initiate Compaq Utilities. Select INSPECT and view the ROM BIOS version.

For Compaq servers that are not using Compaq Insight Manager and cannot afford operation interruption, another utility, Compaq Survey Utility, is available. Several technical documents are available describing capabilities, limitations, and usage of this tool.

Determining ROM BIOS using Product-Serial Numbers

Compaq computers with serial numbers x730xxxxxxxx or higher have the upgraded ROM BIOS to support the Year 2000 roll-over. For Year 2000 ROM BIOS support on all other Compaq computers, see the following section.

Upgrading ROM BIOS

Compare the current ROM BIOS revision of your system to the revisions listed below. These ROM revisions are minimum requirements to pass the NSTL (National Software Testing Laboratories) YMARK2000 hardware test. In some cases, a more recent ROM release may have occurred that includes further enhancements and updates to the system's ROM. If the system ROM BIOS revision of your system is not equal to or later than the revision listed in the tables, an upgrade should be performed. To upgrade, download the required file identified by a SoftPaq (SP) number. Use the Compaq ROMPaq utility, included in the SoftPaq download files, to upgrade your ROM. To obtain the appropriate SoftPaq file, go to www.compaq.com/support/files/index.html.

The tables below represent product families only. For details specific to an individual model, please go to /year2000/NSTLlist.html.

PORTABLES

Product: Action Required:
Armada 41xx If the system ROM is earlier than Version 586J_032197 (March 21, 1997), flash the system ROM with SoftPaq Version SP2935 or later.
Download Y2K-BIOS (SP8939)
Armada 1100 If the system ROM is earlier than Version 586K_031297 (March 12, 1997), flash the system ROM with SoftPaq Version SP3061 or later.
Armada 1500 No action required.
Armada 7700 No action required.
Armada 7300 No action required.
Contura 400/410 SoftPaq available Fourth Quarter 1997. Download Y2K-BIOS (SP5990)
Contura 420/430 SoftPaq available Fourth Quarter 1997. Download Y2K-BIOS (SP5991)
LTE Elite SoftPaq available Fourth Quarter 1997. Download Y2K-BIOS (SP5989)
LTE Lite SoftPaq available Fourth Quarter 1997. Download Y2K-BIOS (SP1930)
LTE 5000 Series If the system ROM date is earlier than Version 7.02 (May 19, 1997), flash the system ROM with SoftPaq Version SP3668 or later.
Download Y2K-BIOS (SP7804)

Download for other models

Upgrade instructions

1. Obtain a formatted 1.44-MB diskette.

2. Download the SoftPaq to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory. The file that is downloaded is an executable with a filename based on the SoftPaq Number above.

3. From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. You will be prompted to insert the formatted diskette in a drive to create the diskette.

4. After the diskette has been created, you may delete the SoftPaq file downloaded in step 2.

5. Power down the computer.

6. If the computer is docked in a MultiBay Expansion Base, undock thecomputer.

7. Connect to AC Power.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER TO THE SYSTEM WHILE PERFORMING THIS PROCEDURE!

7. To upgrade the ROM, insert the newly created ROMPaq Diskette in Drive A:, power up the computer, and follow the on-screen instructions.

8. Ignore the warning message: CMOS CHECKSUM INVALID - LOADING USER DEFAULTS. This is a normal result of a ROM upgrade. Allow the unit to reboot.

 

Note: For all Compaq commercial portables, the century byte will not be updated if the turn of the century occurs while the portable is in Standby mode or Hibernation mode. The century byte will be updated automatically following a cold system re-boot, otherwise, a manual date adjustment is required.

Bei Problemen wenden Sie sich bitte an Ihren PC-Betreuer vor Ort oder an die PC-Gruppe des Rechenzentrums.


Wolfram Oestreicher, 15.7.1999