Question about Compaq Presario s4020wm (DK214AR#ABA) PC Desktop
My system will not load the OS (XP). The system seems to load, but once it gets past the Compaq screen, it goes black. The light is on like it is working but nothing. I tried to do a system recovery, but the recovery shutoff or locks up and restarts. I used the System Suite 8 to try to boot the system and that didn't work. My biggest thing is saving the files that are on the hard drive. Is there a way that I can copy them? Can I access command prompt from any where other than alt+d in the system recovery mode? PLEASE HELP! I am losing my mind here!
Kennebrew if it's a fresh install, just try and reinstall. When it gets to the part about installing on the following partition, follow the instructions to delete the OS partition, then reformat it. Don't use the quick ntfs format. Use the regular (slow) method. When I am having an install problem, that usually works for me. Trying to do a fix on a new install is usually going to end up with problems down the road. It's better to do it now before you have data to lose. I'm assuming you have a regular XP CD and not a proprietary one from a manufacturer (recovery disk i.e.dell compaq et al)
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