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Not starting up says status faild - replace hard disk 1 i have no recovery disk so what can i do its a compaq 6720s

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First try booting into safe mode by pressing f8 as the computer starts up if it gets that far, if this does not work then check to make sure all the cables are fastened securly to the hard drive itself, still no luck your going to need a new hard drive.

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Trying to restore back to factory settings


System Recovery
When you've tried other methods of repairing your
system software (like System Restore or Application
Recovery), you may want to use the Compaq System
Recovery program as a last resort to reinstall the software.
When necessary, you can reinstall the operating system and
the application software that was originally installed on the
PC at the factory by using the System Recovery program.
WARNING: The Compaq System Recovery
program will delete any data or programs
that you installed after purchase. Be sure to
back up any data that you want to keep onto
a removable disc.
The System Recovery program uses a special recovery
partition on the hard disk drive that stores an image of the
original software.
NOTE: The System Recovery image is in a partition area
of the hard disk drive and takes up part of the total drive
space. This disk space is not usually available for your use.
In the unlikely event that you replace the hard disk drive,
or somehow damage the data in the special recovery
partition on the hard disk drive, use recovery discs to
reinstall the operating system and software on the hard disk
drive. See "System Recovery Using Recovery Discs."
Make your own recovery discs (CDs or DVDs) before you
need them; see "Creating Recovery CDs/DVDs." You can
also make the Recovery Tools CD. This CD contains utilities
that allow you to make changes to your hard disk drive; see
"Using the Recovery Tools CD."
Starting System Recovery
if the PC Is Responding
1 Turn off the PC. Disconnect all peripheral devices from
the PC except the monitor, the keyboard, and the mouse.
Turn on the PC.
2 Click Start on the taskbar, choose All Programs,
choose PC Help & Tools, and then click Compaq
System Recovery.
3 Wait until the System Recovery window appears asking
Do you really want to start System Recovery?
4 Click Yes to continue with the recovery process. If you
created recovery discs, you may be directed to insert
recovery disc #1. If the Recovery disc is a DVD, be sure
to put the disc in a DVD drive.
5 The PC starts the recovery; wait for the onscreen
instructions to display, and then follow those instructions.
6 Complete the PC startup, finish the registration process,
and wait until you see the desktop. Then, turn off the PC,
reconnect all peripheral devices, and then turn on the PC.
Starting System Recovery if the PC
Is Not Responding
1 Turn off the PC. If necessary, press and hold the On
button until the PC turns off.
2 Disconnect all peripheral devices from the PC except the
monitor, the keyboard, and the mouse.
3 Press the On button to turn on the PC.
4 During the startup, do the following to enter the System
Recovery program:
When the black screen with the Compaq logo appears,
press the F10 key on the keyboard. (You have only a few
seconds to press the F10 key before the normal startup
process continues.)
5 The PC starts the recovery; wait for the onscreen
instructions to display, and then follow those instructions.
6 Complete the PC startup, finish the registration process,
and wait until you see the desktop. Then, turn off the PC,
reconnect all peripheral devices, and turn on the PC.

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1.The first option is you can try to restore it from F11 the hard drive partition...Shut down the comp and then restart it and keep tapping the F11 until you get a screen that says Recovery manager...
2.select the system recovery option if available...click on next...
3.choose whether you want to backup or do recovery without the backup...click on next...
4.Unplugg all external devices apart from keyboard mouse power cable and monitor...
5.then click on the next button...the recovery will start...
6.If this option is not available...disk's are the only option...

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it might be on the hard drive already..

try this:
1. Click Start 2. Click Run 3. In the "Open" box type C:\CPQS\QUICKSR\FRESTORE.EXE

if you can't get the start button, at least you can boot from some other disk and try the above listed program from the DOS screen.

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Computer will not boot up. Got message on DOS screen that says: "Primary Master Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T. Status Bad. WARNING: Immediate back-up your data and replace your hard drive."


Sounds like you have a hard drive failure. Get your recovery disk out if you have one, install a new drive and reinstall. If you had not backed up your data you may be too late. There are services but they are expensive.

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You could have a few different issues.

1. You have a driver issue. Try running windows repair from Microsoft install disk.
2. Possible power supply issue.
3. Bad hard drive. Possible bad sectors. Nothing to do here but replace hard drive.

Try disconnecting all hardware in system except hard drive and video card. This will include network cards and any other peripherals. Try to boot up.

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I had a problem recovering my computer. I bought recovery disks from compaq. 4 hours into I got a message Can not copy X:\WINDOW\1386\LANG\IMJPCL\HL_. Can I fix this? If it is possible great I will pa


Sounds to me like the hard drive has bad sectors on it and it can't copy all the files to it. Also its taking way way to long to recover, shouldn't take that many hours to recover the computer with the disks.

Its taking to long to copy and verify the information to the hard drive. Get the hard drive replaced with a new one or a known good used one.


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My young son has a compaq 6720s. I don't know what he has done but it comes up "bootmgr is missing". I don't have a recovery disk for it. What's the nbest thinh I can do to fix it?


BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" message, in menacing white font on black screen. So you hit Ctrl+Alt+Del only to get the same message again, and again, and again, in an infinite, terrible loop. You clutch your chest and rock back and forth and froth at the mouth for awhile. Then you straighten up, take a deep breath, and grab the Vista installation DVD.
See, if your PC's boot disk got bumped out of wack, you can often fix it right back up using the original Vista installation disk, which comes with a pretty extensive System Recovery Tool that's got lots of options (see screengrab). Set your computer to boot from DVD (using the Boot setting in the BIOS), insert the disc and restart. Vista will prompt you for language and keyboard layout options, then ask if you want to reinstall Vista or repair your installation. You want Repair. From there Vista's System Recovery Tool will take over, and lead you down the road to happy vistages again.
If that fails? Try the free GParted CD

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I recently formated my compaq compter now windows wont start . it goes to the compaq logo page and gives options to boot menu , setup , system recovery but does not let me do anything ? any ideas to what i...


Have you upgraded your system in anyway since first purchasing it? I had this same problem after formatting because I had installed a new graphics card and more RAM on my compaq machine. All I had to do was remove the additions before reformatting.

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you have to reformat your pc.find some bootable disk you try window xp and reformat your pc

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