Major boot problem

  paulsmith602 10:34 13 Dec 04
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My wife has a Compaq 1750 laptop. Everything was fine last night, and this am but I then restarted laptop because it seemed to freeze and now I get nothing, not a brass razoo except the initial screen which says "Compaq". Tried using disk but nothing, tried going into BIOS but nothing, even tried shouting but nothing. Please help as wife very mad!!

  bof:) 11:51 13 Dec 04

Hi Paul have you tried starting up in safe mode if you can and running scandisk/virus checker etc

The usual way to get into safe mode is to keep pressing the F8 key at bootup. This leads you to a list from which you select safe mode.

If pressing F8 doesnt work, reboot and this time hold down the control key. If neither work have you a compaq manual? This may show how to get into safe mode.

Also when the laptop froze last night did you get any error messages? What was the laptop doing when it froze?

Mike

  bof:) 11:58 13 Dec 04

Hi again, just been looking on Compaq website for a solution, which product do you have?

Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6300/T/4000/D/0/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6300/T/4000/D/0/3
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6300/T/4000/D/M/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6300/T/4000/D/M/3
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6333/T/4000/D/0/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6333/T/4000/D/0/3
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6333/T/4000/D/M/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6333/T/4000/D/M/3
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6333/T/6400/D/0/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6333/T/6400/D/0/3
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6333/T/6400/D/M/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6333/T/6400/D/M/3
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6333/T14/6000/D/0/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6333/T14/6000/D/0/3
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6333/T14/6000/D/M/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6333/T14/6000/D/M/3
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6366/T/4000/D/0/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6366/T/4000/D/0/3
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6366/T/4000/D/M/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6366/T/4000/D/M/3
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6366/T/6400/D/0/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6366/T/6400/D/0/2
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6366/T/6400/D/0/3
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6366/T/6400/D/M/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6366/T/6400/D/M/2
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6366/T/6400/D/M/3
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6400/T14/10.0/D/0/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6400/T14/10.0/D/0/2
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6400/T14/10.0/D/0/3
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6400/T14/10.0/D/M/1
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6400/T14/10.0/D/M/2
Compaq Armada 1750 Notebook PC 6400/T14/10.0/D/M/3

Also can you hear the harddrive running?

Mike

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