Hello everyone, I have a problem with my Compaq Presario s4000nx. About 2 weeks ago I did a clean install of Windows xp Home from my boot disks that I created when I first got the computer, of course everything well, aside from the fact that my computer was telling me to either press f1 for setup or f2 to resume. Fine, I would resume. About a week ago, upon restart (after windows update) I would get a black screen saying that I would either have to have my sytem serviced immediatly or press f2 to resume or the computer would shut down in 5 seconds. After several attempts to get windows to load up just by restarting (because f2 wouldn`t work) of course I finally got BSOD. The only thing I can do is enter setup. f8 isn`t working, there is no recovery option. My partition has been wiped, the computer had a black screen come up saying no hard drive found, no operating system found, and now, other than entering setup the only thing that comes up is the `preparing compaq system recovery` , it goes through the motion, restarts itself and gives me a black screen with a flashing cursor. I have disconnected all of the devices except the keyboard, and my external cd drive (which I use to run my cds from because my built in no longer works). Already changed boot order for that.
BSOD error is 0xc000021a.
Please if anyone can Help me I would appreciate it! Some other info: there are 2 hard drives installed ( I would have to open it up and check for names) As it stands now, the only thing I can do is enter setup.
Edited by IamurMuse, 18 February 2010 - 08:08 AM.