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Type: BIOS
Version: 686EM_99.1130 A(25 Jan 2000)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows NT 3.51
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
OS/2
Microsoft Windows 3.1
Microsoft Windows 2000
File name: sp12835.exe (1.2 MB)
Creates a ROMPaq diskette to upgrade the System ROM in Armada 1700/1750 Series notebooks.
- Corrects a lockup condition which may occur during POST due to an EEPROM corruption issue. - Resolves a video corruption that occurs on resume from Standby under Windows 3.1x. - Corrects a boot-order configuration issue which allowed a system to boot to a CD-ROM when a diskette is installed in the Floppy Drive. - Corrects a lockup condition that occurs during Microsoft Windows 2000 installation. Enhancements in this release include changes that were also implemented in previous ROM versions dated 06/08/98, 09/09/98, 12/31/98, 05/14/99, and 06/04/99: - Y2K code update to correct a rare failure occurrence when running NSTL_s Ymark2000 Test, version 99.01.01 - Provides proper functioning of USB devices after resume from standby in ACPI mode. - Correctly displays DMA resources of audio device in ACPI mode. - Resolved ACPI suspend/resume from hanging on resume. - Changed the ACPI code to correctly detect the internal modem after a docking event. - Ensures that a docked system will be able to suspend or hibernate successfully on critical lowbatt. - Restores Fn-Hotkey functionality. - Resolves HDD LED to remain illuminated. - Enables proper modem recognition. - Resolves DriveLock and Power-On password issues. - Corrects hibernation functionality issues under Read DOS mode. - Enables proper display of QuickLock icon. - Enables proper system recovery from hibernation with video. - Adds support for additional PS/2 Barcode readers. - Allows the user to enable Drive Lock. Warning - If a Drive Lock password is lost, the only solution is to replace the hard drive. The contents of the hard drive would be lost. - Allows the erasing of the power on password. - Resolves issue with automatic hibernation at critically low battery power levels when using Microsoft Windows 98. - Added LS120 and Zip Drive to F10 setup. - Eliminates possible lock-ups at the Microsoft logo screen. - Updated the Intel patch microcode to deal with an Intel PII thermal bug. - Allows the user to Re-enable a previously disabled removable diskette drive through either the Windows Device Manager or F10 setup. - The parallel port defaults to bi-directional mode. - Added Ultra DMA capability. - Added multi-mode mouse support. - Enables Wake on LAN. - Fixed problem of system improperly rebooting at the end of the ROMPaq update process. - Resolved system hang when Stop/Remove Sundisk in Windows 98. - Added 300/330Mhz cpu speed detection.
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. Place the newly created Compaq Armada 1700/1750 ROMPaq Diskette in Drive A: and power up the computer. Follow the instructions on the screen to upgrade the System ROM. IMPORTANT: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER TO THE SYSTEM WHILE PERFORMING THIS PROCEDURE!
SOFTPAQ NUMBER:  SP12835
PART NUMBER:  328111-403
FILE NAME:  N/A
TITLE:  Armada 1700/1750 ROMPaq Upgrade Diskette (30 November 1999) 
VERSION:  686EM_1130.99 
LANGUAGE:  US English

CATEGORY:  ROMPaqs

DIVISIONS:  Portables

PRODUCTS AFFECTED:  Compaq Armada 1750 6300/T/4000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6300/T/4000/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6300/T/4000/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6300/T/4000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6300/T/4000/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6300/T/4000/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/6400/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/6400/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/6400/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/6400/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/6400/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/6400/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/6400/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/6400/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/6400/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/6400/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/6400/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/6400/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T14/6000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T14/6000/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T14/6000/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T14/6000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T14/6000/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T14/6000/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/4000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/4000/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/4000/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/4000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/4000/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/4000/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/4000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/4000/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/4000/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/4000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/4000/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/4000/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6400/T14/10.0/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6400/T14/10.0/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6400/T14/10.0/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6400/T14/10.0/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6400/T14/10.0/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6400/T14/10.0/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/S/3200/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/S/3200/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/S/3200/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/3200/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/3200/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/3200/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1700 6300/T/5000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6300/T/5000/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1700 6300/T/5000/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1700 6300/T/5000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6300/T/5000/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1700 6300/T/5000/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1700 6266/T/4000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6266/T/4000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/4000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/4000/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/4000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/4000/D/0/2

OPERATING SYSTEM:   IBM OS/2
    Microsoft Windows 3.x and MS-DOS
    Microsoft Windows 95
    Microsoft Windows 98
    Microsoft Windows 2000
    Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
    Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION:  N/A

PREREQUISITES:  N/A

EFFECTIVE DATE:  January 17, 2000

ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION ALLOWED:  Yes

SOFTPAQ UTILITY VERSION:  4.0

SUPERSEDES:  SP10866 (ROM dated 06/04/99)

DESCRIPTION:  Creates a ROMPaq diskette to upgrade 
the System ROM in Armada 1700/1750 Series notebooks 
to the 11/30/99 version.

Enhancements/Fixes:  

- Corrects a lockup condition which may occur during POST due to an 
  EEPROM corruption issue.
- Resolves a video corruption that occurs on resume from Standby under 
  Windows 3.1x.
- Corrects a boot-order configuration issue which allowed a system to 
  boot to a CD-ROM when a diskette is installed in the Floppy Drive.
- Corrects a lockup condition that occurs during Microsoft Windows 2000
  installation.

Enhancements in this release include changes that were also implemented 
in previous ROM versions dated 06/08/98, 09/09/98, 12/31/98, 05/14/99,
and 06/04/99:

- Y2K code update to correct a rare failure occurrence when running 
  NSTL’s Ymark2000 Test, version 99.01.01
- Provides proper functioning of USB devices after resume from 
  standby in ACPI mode.
- Correctly displays DMA resources of audio device in ACPI mode.
- Resolved ACPI suspend/resume from hanging on resume.
- Changed the ACPI code to correctly detect the internal modem after a
  docking event.
- Ensures that a docked system will be able to suspend or hibernate
  successfully on critical lowbatt.
- Restores Fn-Hotkey functionality.
- Resolves HDD LED to remain illuminated.
- Enables proper modem recognition.
- Resolves DriveLock and Power-On password issues.
- Corrects hibernation functionality issues under Read DOS mode.
- Enables proper display of QuickLock icon.
- Enables proper system recovery from hibernation with video.
- Adds support for additional PS/2 Barcode readers.
- Allows the user to enable Drive Lock.
  Warning - If a Drive Lock password is lost, the only solution is to
    replace the hard drive.  The contents of the hard drive
    would be lost.
- Allows the erasing of the power on password.
- Resolves issue with automatic hibernation at critically low battery 
  power levels when using Microsoft Windows 98.
- Added LS120 and Zip Drive to F10 setup.
- Eliminates possible lock-ups at the Microsoft logo screen.
- Updated the Intel patch microcode to deal with an Intel PII thermal
  bug.
- Allows the user to Re-enable a previously disabled removable diskette
  drive through either the Windows Device Manager or F10 setup.
- The parallel port defaults to bi-directional mode.
- Added Ultra DMA capability.
- Added multi-mode mouse support.
- Enables Wake on LAN.
- Fixed problem of system improperly rebooting at the end of the ROMPaq
  update process.
- Resolved system hang when Stop/Remove Sundisk in Windows 98.
- Added 300/330Mhz cpu speed detection.

HOW TO USE:
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.  Place the newly created Compaq Armada 1700/1750 ROMPaq Diskette in 
Drive A: and power up the computer. Follow the instructions on the 
screen to upgrade the System ROM.

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

Copyright 2000, Compaq Computer Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of their respective companies


Version:686EM_99.1130 A (25 Jan 2000)
Enhancements
- Corrects a lockup condition which may occur during POST due to an EEPROM corruption issue. - Resolves a video corruption that occurs on resume from Standby under Windows 3.1x. - Corrects a boot-order configuration issue which allowed a system to boot to a CD-ROM when a diskette is installed in the Floppy Drive. - Corrects a lockup condition that occurs during Microsoft Windows 2000 installation. Enhancements in this release include changes that were also implemented in previous ROM versions dated 06/08/98, 09/09/98, 12/31/98, 05/14/99, and 06/04/99: - Y2K code update to correct a rare failure occurrence when running NSTL_s Ymark2000 Test, version 99.01.01 - Provides proper functioning of USB devices after resume from standby in ACPI mode. - Correctly displays DMA resources of audio device in ACPI mode. - Resolved ACPI suspend/resume from hanging on resume. - Changed the ACPI code to correctly detect the internal modem after a docking event. - Ensures that a docked system will be able to suspend or hibernate successfully on critical lowbatt. - Restores Fn-Hotkey functionality. - Resolves HDD LED to remain illuminated. - Enables proper modem recognition. - Resolves DriveLock and Power-On password issues. - Corrects hibernation functionality issues under Read DOS mode. - Enables proper display of QuickLock icon. - Enables proper system recovery from hibernation with video. - Adds support for additional PS/2 Barcode readers. - Allows the user to enable Drive Lock. Warning - If a Drive Lock password is lost, the only solution is to replace the hard drive. The contents of the hard drive would be lost. - Allows the erasing of the power on password. - Resolves issue with automatic hibernation at critically low battery power levels when using Microsoft Windows 98. - Added LS120 and Zip Drive to F10 setup. - Eliminates possible lock-ups at the Microsoft logo screen. - Updated the Intel patch microcode to deal with an Intel PII thermal bug. - Allows the user to Re-enable a previously disabled removable diskette drive through either the Windows Device Manager or F10 setup. - The parallel port defaults to bi-directional mode. - Added Ultra DMA capability. - Added multi-mode mouse support. - Enables Wake on LAN. - Fixed problem of system improperly rebooting at the end of the ROMPaq update process. - Resolved system hang when Stop/Remove Sundisk in Windows 98. - Added 300/330Mhz cpu speed detection.

Version:686EM_604.99 A (28 Jun 1999)
Enhancements
-Y2K code update to correct a rare failure occurrence when running NSTL's Ymark2000 Test, version 99.01.01 - Provides proper functioning of USB devices after resume from standby in ACPI mode. - Correctly displays DMA resources of audio device in ACPI mode. Enhancements in this release include changes that were also implemented in previous ROM versions dated 06/08/98, 09/09/98, 12/31/98, and 05/14/99: - Resolved ACPI suspend/resume from hanging on resume. - Changed the ACPI code to correctly detect the internal modem after a docking event. - Ensures that a docked system will be able to suspend or hibernate successfully on critical lowbatt. - Restores Fn-Hotkey functionality. - Resolves HDD LED to remain illuminated. - Enables proper modem recognition. - Resolves DriveLock and Power-On password issues. - Corrects hibernation functionality issues under Read DOS mode. - Enables proper display of QuickLock icon. - Enables proper system recovery from hibernation with video. - Adds support for additional PS/2 Barcode readers. - Allows the user to enable Drive Lock. Warning - If a Drive Lock password is lost, the only solution is to replace the hard drive. The contents of the hard drive would be lost. - Allows the erasing of the power on password. - Resolves issue with automatic hibernation at critically low battery power levels when using Microsoft Windows 98. - Added LS120 and Zip Drive to F10 setup. - Eliminates possible lock-ups at the Microsoft logo screen. - Updated the Intel patch microcode to deal with an Intel PII thermal bug. - Allows the user to Re-enable a previously disabled removable diskette drive through either the Windows Device Manager or F10 setup. - The parallel port defaults to bi-directional mode. - Added Ultra DMA capability. - Added multi-mode mouse support. - Enables Wake on LAN. - Fixed problem of system improperly rebooting at the end of the ROMPaq update process. - Resolved system hang when Stop/Remove Sundisk in Windows 98. - Added 300/330Mhz cpu speed detection.


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Type: BIOS
Version: 686EM_99.1130 A(25 Jan 2000)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows NT 3.51
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
OS/2
Microsoft Windows 3.1
Microsoft Windows 2000

Description

Creates a ROMPaq diskette to upgrade the System ROM in Armada 1700/1750 Series notebooks.

Enhancements

- Corrects a lockup condition which may occur during POST due to an EEPROM corruption issue. - Resolves a video corruption that occurs on resume from Standby under Windows 3.1x. - Corrects a boot-order configuration issue which allowed a system to boot to a CD-ROM when a diskette is installed in the Floppy Drive. - Corrects a lockup condition that occurs during Microsoft Windows 2000 installation. Enhancements in this release include changes that were also implemented in previous ROM versions dated 06/08/98, 09/09/98, 12/31/98, 05/14/99, and 06/04/99: - Y2K code update to correct a rare failure occurrence when running NSTL_s Ymark2000 Test, version 99.01.01 - Provides proper functioning of USB devices after resume from standby in ACPI mode. - Correctly displays DMA resources of audio device in ACPI mode. - Resolved ACPI suspend/resume from hanging on resume. - Changed the ACPI code to correctly detect the internal modem after a docking event. - Ensures that a docked system will be able to suspend or hibernate successfully on critical lowbatt. - Restores Fn-Hotkey functionality. - Resolves HDD LED to remain illuminated. - Enables proper modem recognition. - Resolves DriveLock and Power-On password issues. - Corrects hibernation functionality issues under Read DOS mode. - Enables proper display of QuickLock icon. - Enables proper system recovery from hibernation with video. - Adds support for additional PS/2 Barcode readers. - Allows the user to enable Drive Lock. Warning - If a Drive Lock password is lost, the only solution is to replace the hard drive. The contents of the hard drive would be lost. - Allows the erasing of the power on password. - Resolves issue with automatic hibernation at critically low battery power levels when using Microsoft Windows 98. - Added LS120 and Zip Drive to F10 setup. - Eliminates possible lock-ups at the Microsoft logo screen. - Updated the Intel patch microcode to deal with an Intel PII thermal bug. - Allows the user to Re-enable a previously disabled removable diskette drive through either the Windows Device Manager or F10 setup. - The parallel port defaults to bi-directional mode. - Added Ultra DMA capability. - Added multi-mode mouse support. - Enables Wake on LAN. - Fixed problem of system improperly rebooting at the end of the ROMPaq update process. - Resolved system hang when Stop/Remove Sundisk in Windows 98. - Added 300/330Mhz cpu speed detection.

Installation 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. Place the newly created Compaq Armada 1700/1750 ROMPaq Diskette in Drive A: and power up the computer. Follow the instructions on the screen to upgrade the System ROM. IMPORTANT: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER TO THE SYSTEM WHILE PERFORMING THIS PROCEDURE!

Release Notes

SOFTPAQ NUMBER:  SP12835
PART NUMBER:  328111-403
FILE NAME:  N/A
TITLE:  Armada 1700/1750 ROMPaq Upgrade Diskette (30 November 1999) 
VERSION:  686EM_1130.99 
LANGUAGE:  US English

CATEGORY:  ROMPaqs

DIVISIONS:  Portables

PRODUCTS AFFECTED:  Compaq Armada 1750 6300/T/4000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6300/T/4000/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6300/T/4000/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6300/T/4000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6300/T/4000/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6300/T/4000/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/6400/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/6400/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/6400/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/6400/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/6400/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/6400/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/6400/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/6400/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/6400/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/6400/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/6400/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/6400/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T14/6000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T14/6000/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T14/6000/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T14/6000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T14/6000/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T14/6000/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/4000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/4000/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/4000/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/4000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/4000/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6333/T/4000/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/4000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/4000/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/4000/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/4000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/4000/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6366/T/4000/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6400/T14/10.0/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6400/T14/10.0/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6400/T14/10.0/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1750 6400/T14/10.0/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1750 6400/T14/10.0/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1750 6400/T14/10.0/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/S/3200/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/S/3200/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/S/3200/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/3200/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/3200/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/3200/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1700 6300/T/5000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6300/T/5000/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1700 6300/T/5000/D/M/3
    Compaq Armada 1700 6300/T/5000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6300/T/5000/D/0/2
    Compaq Armada 1700 6300/T/5000/D/0/3
    Compaq Armada 1700 6266/T/4000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6266/T/4000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/4000/D/M/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/4000/D/M/2
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/4000/D/0/1
    Compaq Armada 1700 6233/T/4000/D/0/2

OPERATING SYSTEM:   IBM OS/2
    Microsoft Windows 3.x and MS-DOS
    Microsoft Windows 95
    Microsoft Windows 98
    Microsoft Windows 2000
    Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
    Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION:  N/A

PREREQUISITES:  N/A

EFFECTIVE DATE:  January 17, 2000

ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION ALLOWED:  Yes

SOFTPAQ UTILITY VERSION:  4.0

SUPERSEDES:  SP10866 (ROM dated 06/04/99)

DESCRIPTION:  Creates a ROMPaq diskette to upgrade 
the System ROM in Armada 1700/1750 Series notebooks 
to the 11/30/99 version.

Enhancements/Fixes:  

- Corrects a lockup condition which may occur during POST due to an 
  EEPROM corruption issue.
- Resolves a video corruption that occurs on resume from Standby under 
  Windows 3.1x.
- Corrects a boot-order configuration issue which allowed a system to 
  boot to a CD-ROM when a diskette is installed in the Floppy Drive.
- Corrects a lockup condition that occurs during Microsoft Windows 2000
  installation.

Enhancements in this release include changes that were also implemented 
in previous ROM versions dated 06/08/98, 09/09/98, 12/31/98, 05/14/99,
and 06/04/99:

- Y2K code update to correct a rare failure occurrence when running 
  NSTL’s Ymark2000 Test, version 99.01.01
- Provides proper functioning of USB devices after resume from 
  standby in ACPI mode.
- Correctly displays DMA resources of audio device in ACPI mode.
- Resolved ACPI suspend/resume from hanging on resume.
- Changed the ACPI code to correctly detect the internal modem after a
  docking event.
- Ensures that a docked system will be able to suspend or hibernate
  successfully on critical lowbatt.
- Restores Fn-Hotkey functionality.
- Resolves HDD LED to remain illuminated.
- Enables proper modem recognition.
- Resolves DriveLock and Power-On password issues.
- Corrects hibernation functionality issues under Read DOS mode.
- Enables proper display of QuickLock icon.
- Enables proper system recovery from hibernation with video.
- Adds support for additional PS/2 Barcode readers.
- Allows the user to enable Drive Lock.
  Warning - If a Drive Lock password is lost, the only solution is to
    replace the hard drive.  The contents of the hard drive
    would be lost.
- Allows the erasing of the power on password.
- Resolves issue with automatic hibernation at critically low battery 
  power levels when using Microsoft Windows 98.
- Added LS120 and Zip Drive to F10 setup.
- Eliminates possible lock-ups at the Microsoft logo screen.
- Updated the Intel patch microcode to deal with an Intel PII thermal
  bug.
- Allows the user to Re-enable a previously disabled removable diskette
  drive through either the Windows Device Manager or F10 setup.
- The parallel port defaults to bi-directional mode.
- Added Ultra DMA capability.
- Added multi-mode mouse support.
- Enables Wake on LAN.
- Fixed problem of system improperly rebooting at the end of the ROMPaq
  update process.
- Resolved system hang when Stop/Remove Sundisk in Windows 98.
- Added 300/330Mhz cpu speed detection.

HOW TO USE:
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.  Place the newly created Compaq Armada 1700/1750 ROMPaq Diskette in 
Drive A: and power up the computer. Follow the instructions on the 
screen to upgrade the System ROM.

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

Copyright 2000, Compaq Computer Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of their respective companies


Revision History

Version:686EM_99.1130 A (25 Jan 2000)
Enhancements
- Corrects a lockup condition which may occur during POST due to an EEPROM corruption issue. - Resolves a video corruption that occurs on resume from Standby under Windows 3.1x. - Corrects a boot-order configuration issue which allowed a system to boot to a CD-ROM when a diskette is installed in the Floppy Drive. - Corrects a lockup condition that occurs during Microsoft Windows 2000 installation. Enhancements in this release include changes that were also implemented in previous ROM versions dated 06/08/98, 09/09/98, 12/31/98, 05/14/99, and 06/04/99: - Y2K code update to correct a rare failure occurrence when running NSTL_s Ymark2000 Test, version 99.01.01 - Provides proper functioning of USB devices after resume from standby in ACPI mode. - Correctly displays DMA resources of audio device in ACPI mode. - Resolved ACPI suspend/resume from hanging on resume. - Changed the ACPI code to correctly detect the internal modem after a docking event. - Ensures that a docked system will be able to suspend or hibernate successfully on critical lowbatt. - Restores Fn-Hotkey functionality. - Resolves HDD LED to remain illuminated. - Enables proper modem recognition. - Resolves DriveLock and Power-On password issues. - Corrects hibernation functionality issues under Read DOS mode. - Enables proper display of QuickLock icon. - Enables proper system recovery from hibernation with video. - Adds support for additional PS/2 Barcode readers. - Allows the user to enable Drive Lock. Warning - If a Drive Lock password is lost, the only solution is to replace the hard drive. The contents of the hard drive would be lost. - Allows the erasing of the power on password. - Resolves issue with automatic hibernation at critically low battery power levels when using Microsoft Windows 98. - Added LS120 and Zip Drive to F10 setup. - Eliminates possible lock-ups at the Microsoft logo screen. - Updated the Intel patch microcode to deal with an Intel PII thermal bug. - Allows the user to Re-enable a previously disabled removable diskette drive through either the Windows Device Manager or F10 setup. - The parallel port defaults to bi-directional mode. - Added Ultra DMA capability. - Added multi-mode mouse support. - Enables Wake on LAN. - Fixed problem of system improperly rebooting at the end of the ROMPaq update process. - Resolved system hang when Stop/Remove Sundisk in Windows 98. - Added 300/330Mhz cpu speed detection.

Version:686EM_604.99 A (28 Jun 1999)
Enhancements
-Y2K code update to correct a rare failure occurrence when running NSTL's Ymark2000 Test, version 99.01.01 - Provides proper functioning of USB devices after resume from standby in ACPI mode. - Correctly displays DMA resources of audio device in ACPI mode. Enhancements in this release include changes that were also implemented in previous ROM versions dated 06/08/98, 09/09/98, 12/31/98, and 05/14/99: - Resolved ACPI suspend/resume from hanging on resume. - Changed the ACPI code to correctly detect the internal modem after a docking event. - Ensures that a docked system will be able to suspend or hibernate successfully on critical lowbatt. - Restores Fn-Hotkey functionality. - Resolves HDD LED to remain illuminated. - Enables proper modem recognition. - Resolves DriveLock and Power-On password issues. - Corrects hibernation functionality issues under Read DOS mode. - Enables proper display of QuickLock icon. - Enables proper system recovery from hibernation with video. - Adds support for additional PS/2 Barcode readers. - Allows the user to enable Drive Lock. Warning - If a Drive Lock password is lost, the only solution is to replace the hard drive. The contents of the hard drive would be lost. - Allows the erasing of the power on password. - Resolves issue with automatic hibernation at critically low battery power levels when using Microsoft Windows 98. - Added LS120 and Zip Drive to F10 setup. - Eliminates possible lock-ups at the Microsoft logo screen. - Updated the Intel patch microcode to deal with an Intel PII thermal bug. - Allows the user to Re-enable a previously disabled removable diskette drive through either the Windows Device Manager or F10 setup. - The parallel port defaults to bi-directional mode. - Added Ultra DMA capability. - Added multi-mode mouse support. - Enables Wake on LAN. - Fixed problem of system improperly rebooting at the end of the ROMPaq update process. - Resolved system hang when Stop/Remove Sundisk in Windows 98. - Added 300/330Mhz cpu speed detection.