I'm doing maintenance on a HP DC7100 Small Form Factor.
After reinstalling Windows XP on the machine, installed all the drivers I then decided to upgrade the BIOS firmware.
It all went well, but, by mistake, I shutdown the computer after it restarted and displayed the initial boot information.
Now, when I try to boot up the computer, it keeps beeping.
It beeps 9 times (including front red led).
After searching on Google for the beep codes table, I found out it is due to bad ROM (BIOS).
I then read on how to fix it without replacing any component. I found out Rompaq Diskette. Hmm, how to boot it then?
Searched again and some people say to use a PS/2 keyboard, which I use to be able to boot the diskette. Pressed Windows+B in various timing combinations, but it keeps on going for the beeps and does not load the diskette information.
Any help would be appreciated, since the computer isn't mine and I don't want to end up on a dead computer.
EDIT: I already tried clearing the CMOS, and it didn't work either.