I turn on the laptop and it show the compaq logo then a blank screen i tried hitting F8 this took me to the scrren to start in safe mode and then it asks what system i want to run and has windows xp select so i hit enter and it does nothing. HELP!
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Hit escape as you turn on the pc. Continue hitting the button until the startup screen shows. Also Try Hitting Contol alt delete all at once and hold down until startup screen shows. Be sure you have absolutley no usb ports being used during startup
do you still see the compaq logo and does it show you the windows boot up screen before it goes blank?
do you see anything on the screen at all after pressing the power button?
Check if the laptop is receiving power. If it has power and you can't see anything on the screen it could mean that the LCD assembly or the Video card of your laptop is bad.
If it goes to the compaq screen and then to windows logo before going out, try booting into safe mode and once there uninstall the video driver from the device manager because that means the resolution was set to something higher than the display could handle.
If it restarts after showing the compaq screen try reseating the memory, hard drive and wireless card of your computer put them one by one and try turning the compter on after each part you put back to check which component is point of failure.
Otherwise you have a bad motherboard and it may have to be replaced.
Hope this helps!
Remove the AC power (charger) and then take the battery out. Plug in just the AC power supply and turn the laptop on, see if it boots up and shows a display on-screen. If it boots let it boot up and then shut it down as normal. Reinsert the battery and try as normal. If you still get a blank screen can you then tell me if you get any post (splash) information like the Compaq Presario logo before it goes blank.
shut down the laptop and start it again...immediately start hitting f8 key..select option ....safe mode....
if it works go to start .accessories and system tools and restore the system to previous date where in it was working fine..
it should be able to work perfect then
Did it display any video at all with boot options or HP logo?
Any POST test or beeps after you started the laptop?
Try removing the power ac adapter and battery. then only boot it up with just the AC adapter (no battery).
Good Luck, JAJ