Laptop booting

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mooo, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    I have a compaq laptop, and when i try to boot it the screen says
    "compaq" like it always does BUT nothing else happens. I only used it for offline use so i know a virus didn't get put on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated :) BTW thanks everyone for wishing me a happy birthday 1-2weeks ago :)
     
  2. ThePatriot

    ThePatriot -=[BOHICA!]=- Political User

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    Most systems hang like that because of a hardware problem. From practical experience, Compaq/HP's usually hang like that because of an IDE problem...i.e. bad hard disk. Can you get into the bios? If so, there should be an option to do a dps test on the drive. It will tell you if the drive is shot.
     
  3. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    nope, bio's won't even load, just the compaq logo from ROM i guess. The drive was the only thing i could think of also, but can't hear a clicking from it so not sure. I will get some torque screw drivers tomorrow and take it apart and see what might be the problem.