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Hanging on boot - Compaq SR1417CL


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#1 Monkeyb00y

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 12:30 AM

Alright, I've a big paperweight on my hands.

Compaq Presario SR1417CL
Standard.
512 MB Ram
Not sure of any other stats since I can't go past the boot screen.

Stuck on the boot screen, the part where you press keys to enter BIOS, boot screen, etc.
But the keyboard doesn't work, I've tried 2 types: USB & PS/2, but neither works.
Mouse connected is PS/2.
But it's weird if you plug in the keyboard, the num lock/caps lock/scroll lock lights
will flash but the keyboard is rendered useless.

What I've tried:
1) cleared the CMOS using the normal method - still stuck.
2) double checked all internal connections - still stuck.
3) removed RAM to make sure no disconnect - still stuck.
4) removed mouse & keyboard, only connected to monitor - still stuck.
5) tried to use CD boot disk but it doesn't seem to boot at all.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:07 AM

1) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?
2) Have you replaced the mobo battery?

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:03 PM

1) Nothing new added or removed. The only difference is that it was moved from one house to another house. When everything was hooked up again, it didn't boot any more, just stuck on the boot screen.
2) No, I have not. Looks like a watch battery right?

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 07:56 AM

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000239.htm

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:43 AM

OK, replaced the CMOS battery with a fresh one. Still no change.
Still stuck at "COMPAQ" screen.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 03:34 PM

Well, you can try some basic stuff:

1) Open the box and make sure all cables are firmly connected and nothing shook loose during the move.

2) To check the ram, download memtest (http://www.memtest.org/). Burn it to a cd using a dedicated .iso burning utility (http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm), make sure the cd drive is at the top of the boot order in bios, then boot to the newly created cd and run the utility.

3) Go to the website of your hd manufacturer, download their diagnostic utility, burn it to disc and run it

Let's see where we are after that.


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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:31 PM

1) Open the box and make sure all cables are firmly connected and nothing shook loose during the move.
2) To check the ram, download memtest (http://www.memtest.org/). Burn it to a cd using a dedicated .iso burning utility (http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm), make sure the cd drive is at the top of the boot order in bios, then boot to the newly created cd and run the utility.
3) Go to the website of your hd manufacturer, download their diagnostic utility, burn it to disc and run it

Let's see where we are after that.


1) I've already checked the cables, everything is firmly connected.

2 & 3) The boot process doesn't work as I've already tried to boot it through a disk. PLUS the keyboard doesn't work either, so I cannot even try to get to the boot screen or setup screen.

I'm hoping it's not bricked. :whistle:

Thanks again!
Monkeyb00y




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