Question about Compaq Presario R3000 Notebook
I have tried everything to get my computer to turn fully on. It has turned on three times out of the last 30. The times it has turned on, the operating system has loaded and I was able to use it to surf the web. The times that it does not turn on, the power button lights up along with the scroll key, caps lock, and the power and cd rom indicator lights on the face of the computer. A clicking noise is heard as these lights flash like it is trying to boot. The clicking sounds like it is coming from the harddrive and the cd rom drive. After about 7 clicks they stop. The power light is illuminated but nothing on the screen. I have tried taking the battery out, resecuring the harddrive, pressing ctrl, alt, delete, even taking out the cd rom out. I have tried numerous times to hold down the power button wait for an hour, then turn it back on to only have the same symptom mentioned above happen. What can I do? Is it time for a new computer? The computer is only about 3 years old. Thanks
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.
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
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