Posted 15 April 2006 - 05:19 AM
Hi, this is my first post in this forum, all the problems i've had with the computer i've been able to repair them myself, but this time I really need help from someone more knowledgable.
I have a laptop, Compaq Presario 1500, Pentium 4, Windows XP, 1.6 Ghz, 256 Ram.
My computer freezes into a black screen or empty screen, whatever you may call it, it happens after the Windows XP logo with the loading bar below it, and before the log on screen which of course i haven't been able to get to. It just stays black, in safe mode it just starts loading all these things like drivers like a list of things and then stops and freezes like that, and last known configuration doesn't work either, and it doesn't respond to anything i do with the keyboard.
I asked a friend to make some boot disks for me, and he gave me 6 floppy disks, I tried using them and after loading all of them and following the steps, at disk 6 it gives me the options to 1. install XP , 2. go to the recovery console and 3. to exit.. I tried first the recovery console and it just asks me "Which Windows installation would you like to log onto? 1: C:\WINDOWS " .. then i wrote 1 and pressed enter.. and nothing happened, it seem it froze like that too. I don't have the Windows XP CDROM so i cant install anything... i could try getting one, but still, i'm at the point that i don't know if getting it would help me, or if there is a way to use these floppies to repair whatever error the computer has.
Thats why I ask if somebody could give me some directions, i would greatly appreciate any help, don't matter if its just a small suggestion, i've had the computer in this state for two weeks with no signs of hope, so any help would be really great.
Thanks much in advance.