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I changed the taps on a switch labeled 1 to 5 on my compaq deskp

My hard disk does not start, my keyboard keeps blinking,
but the power is on

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Hi there,

is your pc boot in bios set up? if not,try to replace your power supply. TIP: please don't do multiple booting in your pc, its really totally damage the power supply.

but before that, try to do this, uncover your pc, then hold your HDD before you turn on your pc. after that, if your HDD is not responding, then try to replace the power jack of your HDD and plug it firmly, and try again. if really not responding, then replace your power supply. if yes, might be you have some problem with your video card. if theres video out or RAM. your computer cannot process the program or os.

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Trying to restore back to factory settings


System Recovery
When you've tried other methods of repairing your
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In the unlikely event that you replace the hard disk drive,
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drive. See "System Recovery Using Recovery Discs."
Make your own recovery discs (CDs or DVDs) before you
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3 Wait until the System Recovery window appears asking
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6 Complete the PC startup, finish the registration process,
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2 Disconnect all peripheral devices from the PC except the
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3 Press the On button to turn on the PC.
4 During the startup, do the following to enter the System
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I have a compaq presario sr1500nx and i want to restore it to factory settings.The problem is I was told i needed a disk and i cant find the disk.I was wondering if I could restore it without a disk or...


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...
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I have similar problem these days. After normal shutting down the PC, it can not be powered up again, the amber light blinks. A temp solution for my case is by doing these steps:

1. leave all monitor, network, keyboard and mouse etc. connected
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4. power amber light flash shorter and lighter
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How can i get the power on pass word off


Remove the Battery

Remove the Hard Disk

Remove the DIMM Memory from underneath the Laptop and remove the 2x KEYBOARD screws

Turnover laptop and REMOVE the KEYBOARD by pushing back the 4 x Spring clips between keys "esc" & "F1" - "F4" & "F5" - "F8" & "F9" - "F12" & "DELETE"

Remove the 2nd DIMM Memory and Unclip the Battery from Mainboard.

Leave for 30 minutes then start with mains ONLY no battery or Hard Disk

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I research the solution but don't if work for you. this was post by merlin here: http://www.itreviews.co.uk/discuss/2060
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posted: 11.04.2006 01:43
Remove the Battery

Remove the Hard Disk

Remove the DIMM Memory from underneath the Laptop and remove the 2x KEYBOARD screws

Turnover laptop and REMOVE the KEYBOARD by pushing back the 4 x Spring clips between keys "esc" & "F1" - "F4" & "F5" - "F8" & "F9" - "F12" & "DELETE"

Remove the 2nd DIMM Memory and Unclip the Battery from Mainboard.

Leave for 30 minutes then start with mains ONLY no battery or Hard Disk

Hey Presto - BIOS NOW RESET including Password

Switch Off and now put all back together " Hope this help for you. Good luck!

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