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I have a Compaq M300 laptop which is unable to boot up. I turn it on, The logo comes up saying preparing to boot then immediately the screen goes black and there is a blinking cursor in the upper right hand corner. I cannot type, write any commands..nothing and when I click on any key, I only get an error noise. It there any way this can be fixed.

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Well as i know its either the hard driver is dead

or the windows is corrupted.

so in case one you will need to replace the hard drive.

but in case two you will need to reinstall windows

so lets do the reinstallation first and see if that is gonna work

you know first you will need to go to the boot menu and make the CD drive the first boot device and insert your windows CD and then start the installation process.

by the way if u dont want to remove everything from your computer (due to installing windows) then when u have the installation options (enter, R -key or F3- key) select enter.
in the next list of options (select the repair option now).

that should fix your issue without removing your data

i hope that will help

cheers

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Try pressing F8 while it's booting up, then choose last known good configuration and press enter,and then when the system will load or if not do same again but this time press safe mode and then when the minimum of drivers load click on your account and try system restore to a previos date.

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