Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have a compaq presario and when i turn the computer on it says compaq and in the bottom left hand corner it says hit esc to enter boot setup

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 32 Answers

This sounds like it does not boot into the Operating System. The boot setup is actually a program that is stored on a Chip inside your motherboard. The program is called CMOS setup and contains all of the options such as power saving, boot order, processor temperature/speed, etc. which can be adjusted by the user. If this is all that it shows, then it means that the computer has not accessed the hard drive yet, it is still reading from that program which is on the motherboard. This chip is what has all of the settings required to start up your system, once it recognizes the hard drive it turns over the start up to the hard drive in order to load the operating system. It may not be recognizing the hard drive. You can enter the CMOS setup and in there is an option where you can see if it recognizes any installed hard drives (unfortunately, the CMOS programs vary for different motherboards, so it is hard for me to know what this option is called, but if you look around you can find it pretty simply). If it does not recognize the hard drive, a cable may be loose. Open the comptuer and make sure all Hard drive cables (usually flat and wide and grey) are connected, along with the power connector.

Note:
If it is a newer computer it may be that the cables attached to the hard drive are really skinny (they may be colored red or yellow and be about the size of a phone cable).

If it is just that your computer has no operating system installed then you should be able to insert a CD (such as XP or Vista) and install an operating system (or use a recovery disk, if you have one that was made for your computer).

I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

What keys do I press to get the CMOS setup screen on a Compaq Presario 5222?


Try F2 or F8 or F9. Shouls tell you just before the splash screen comes up ...

Jan 28, 2012 | Compaq Presario 5222 PC Desktop

2 Answers

What button do i hit at start up to reformat the hard drive on a compaq presario 700


Hi purple7558

did you mean format the hard disk and then install the operating system.?
press F10 to enter the bios setup, then set the boot sequence to cd rom first.
insert your windows cd into the cd rom.
save settings and restart. after the computer restarts it will detect that you enter cd then press enter.
the next process is the usual kind of format and install your operating system.

thanks&regards

Jan 10, 2011 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

2 Answers

My laptop Preasario cq61 has the black screen problem, when it starts it shows the first screen fine ( the one where you can hit ESC to enter the bios) after that it goes black and in the top left corner...


http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01141784.pdf
OK download that service manual, follow the troubleshooting procedures and you will sort your problem out in now time, i have a hunch, that your HDD, is faulty... and may need replacement. Anyway Download and use that manual, it's a generic one.. but will still work for you.

Apr 11, 2010 | Compaq Presario Notebook

1 Answer

Hello i have a compaq presario 5000 when i turn


This is a compicated problem. First when it boots enter setup by pressing the F10. Once you are in set up reset all settings to default. Save changes and exit CMOS. If that does not help the situation have someone make you a boot disk, reenter setup and put the floppy as the first boot drive and then CDrom. Insert the boot disk, follow the instructions to boot. Once you are up and running try to roll back the computer to the last recovery point that worked. If that does not work you may need to see a local repair tech.

Feb 04, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

My V2000 won't boot. It starts to power up, beeps twice stops at the Compact sign in the middle and "press [esc] to change boot order, press [F10] to setup, press [F12] to boot from lan" at the bottom....


probably keyboard connector is loose so, no imput from keyboard is coming in so it halts bootup. please check the connector [opening of a computer is requied probably]

Oct 30, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

1 Answer

Presario sr1200nx


need help email me drummernick2002@aol.com live help thx nick
bad boot will take sum work

May 19, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario SR1200NX (PN211AAR) PC...

8 Answers

Compaq Presario V2000 boot up problem


i have the same problem with mine, the compaq2_bing.gif screen shows and beeps twice and then it says press f1 or f10 but it doesnt respond to anything i press

Nov 24, 2007 | HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

38 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...