access to BIOS of DECpc

From: Gooijen H <>
Date: Tue Oct 19 15:49:12 2004

Hi all,
I have this DECpc 320P which has a 40 Mb hard disk in it.
I installed a 420 Mb hard disk, but it keeps being recognized as 40 Mb.
I can not find a way to get into the BIOS, and those old PC's normally
had a "utility floppy" to get access to the BIOS ... fdisk says 40 Mb.

I guess it is OT as it is a PCP11-CA notebook computer from DIGITAL
with a 386 CPU and a sticker on it from DECcare (valid to Jun 1994),
so it must be at least 10 years old :-)
This beastie has a black&white screen (no colors), but the name is just
perfect (PCP*11*) and I would like to run E11/SIMH on it, but 40 Mb is
a little small and I have this 420 Mb disk ...

Who can tell me how to get into the BIOS (assuming that I can from there
change the hard disk drive parameters) ; a ZIP-file with the utility disk
would also be very welcome!

- Henk, PA8PDP.
Received on Tue Oct 19 2004 - 15:49:12 BST

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