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#1 doctorphibes


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Posted 22 August 2009 - 11:43 AM

gives black screen with function options like sart up messages, recovery, repair, net BIOS, boot order, etc. None of which work. Compaq presario CQ60 on the bottom there' a small rectangular panel next to the battery that contains the wi-fi card I presume. It has 2 wires with connectors when I opened it one was off. I don't know if it was supposed to be or not.
Power will not turn off unless I remove battery and unplug the laptop. I'm stumped. It was lightly dropped I don't think the hard drive is damaged. I have a USB 2.0 SATA/IDE Combo drive adapter. when I hooked it to my desk top it started to act like it was downloading files or configuring itself to my desktop. It won't let me explore. It won't let me reinstall vista. Someone please help :thumbsup:
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#2 Sterling14


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Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:38 PM

It sounds like it's the hard drive failing. The laptop seems to be running fine, it just doesn't do anything at that screen because it would normally boot off the hard drive.

If the hard drive doesn't work properly when connected to a different computer, I would have to say it's dying/dead.

Can you be a bit more specific about what happens when you try connecting it to your desktop? If you're in windows and try to explore the drive, does it say it's not responding?
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