My compaq presario x-1000 hard drive light and dvd rom light flashes. Won't boot up.
I have a compaq presario x-1000 laptop computer.I replaced the hard drive after having this sympthom of the clicking and blinking of the hard drive and the dvd rom device.It worked fine for two weeks after putting the operating system back on by the restore disk. ran great, good speed and all. Went to boot up one morning and it did the same thing again will not boot up whatever I do. Please advise.
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Re: My compaq presario x-1000 hard drive light and dvd...
Try disconnecting the harddrive from the case and then place it back in. if that doesn't help you may have a faulty drive, hows warranty? Compaq / HP would fix it for you free if you still have warranty.
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Step 1.Insert the XPsoftware disc.
Step 2.Restart your Computer.
Step 3.Press F9 when your computer is boot up.
Step 4.Change the Boot menu Hard Disc to CD/DVD ROM.
Step 5.Press F10 after your change your boot menu.
Step 6.Your computer will start to install your XP Software... Thanks Hope successful.....
Does the laptop BIOS "see" the new drive? If not the drive must be "Initialised" first, otherwise it will not recognise you have a drive in the bay. Place the drive in a USB caddy and using another laptop or your laptop with the old hard drive in it, select Control Panel and Adminastrative Tools. Select Computer Management, From the side panel select Disk Management to view selected drives. The disk drive that is connected via USB will be there. Click the drive and select initialise then format and select a drive letter. OR With the new drive in the laptop bay, set the BIOS menu, on your laptop, to use DVD/CD ROM drive as first boot device. Place your System disk in the drive and boot from the disk. Follow the instructions, (if any) on the screen and let the new system software initialise and format the new drive. Hope that helps
Hi Tony, Thanks for the details you have mentioned. The steps you have taken are correct and if the System/ hardware is ok, it should boot from CD Drive. Whenever i have faced such an issue, i always started afresh to check each hardware (CD, DVD, ROM, Hard Disk, Cables, Connections etc) and most of the times the issue was optical drive or CD/DVDs.
So, I recommend that make sure that the CD/DVD ROM is functioning properly. When the system is set to boot from CD/DVD, it must try to read CD/DVD after power on. It is indicated by spinning of the optical drive and blinking CD ROM LED. If there is a bootable CD in the drive, it should boot. You may try to boot the system through DOS bootable CD. Also, if you still have the OS on your system, you may check the CD ROM through windows.
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The clicking noise from the hard disk indicats that you have a intermitten faulty disk and therefore the computer sometimes boots up. If you manage to get the computer to boot, I would advise you to backup or copy your data. If you can't get the computer to boot up then the hard drive is dead.
You do not need to buy a new computer, just buy a new hard drive, replace the faulty drive and install your Windows operating system, all your device drivers (eg. audio, video, LAN etc.) and all your programs. You or a friend have a few hours of work.