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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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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.

let me know.

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Ekse

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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