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Frozen Compaq HELP!!!!


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#1 supawiz6991

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 01:25 PM

I have a Compaq Presario 3000 laptop. When i turn it on the compaq splash screen appears it gives the option of hitting f10 for rom based boot but it doesnt work once that compaq splash screen shows up it freezes. What is causeing this?? :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 04:23 PM

How about if you boot from a CD? (or DVD)

If it can boot to a CD, it could very well be your hard drive. If you can boot to a DOS prompt from a CD, see if you can access the C: drive and run CHKDSK /F, that should tell you some info.

If you know what brand of drive it is, the manufacturers website can sometimes have an available diagnostic.


Before you do any of that, try reseating the RAM. Open it up, take them out and put them back in.


Good luck.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:18 PM

I cant boot to cd. I tried it. All it does is the dics spins and then stops. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 08:48 AM

Well, if you can't get into BIOS, you can't see much. Some BIOS have diagnostics within them.

You could try removing a memory chip, if there are 2. Bad RAM can run havoc.


At this point, you might want a shop to give it a quick look. Good luck.

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