Question about Compaq Keyboard
Our compaq computer went into sleep mode when I accidenty pressed a moon key on the keyboard. Then I pressed the power button, and ended up with a disc boot failure message. It says insert system disc and press enter, but I don't have a system disc for it. Hope you can help! thanks! Scott
First a word of advice to prevent this happening in the future. if you go into sleep by pushing the "Moon" key. Then you can wake up by pushing it again.
If you have a friend who has an HP or Compaq computer (With the same Operating system as you) then you can borrow their system disc to get you going.
When in sleep state the computer is running the startup routine (MBR or Master Boot Record) from the hard drive through the memory. So its fresh and ready to jump into action when you need it. The problem with this is that sudden and unexpected power loss. Can cause this information to get scrambled (Corrupted). Resulting in your situation. The only way to resolve this is by repairing the system with a system disc.
If you have access to a friends disc your ready to go. If not there's a couple of ways around this. You can contact the manufacturer and order one. Which will take time and probably shipping fees.
You can buy a retail copy of the OS. Which will save time but cost significantly more.
You can search torrent or other download sites for your restore disc and download and burn it (Be forewarned this is only LEGAL IF you have a valid liscense for the OS you are downloading)
Once you have your system disc, you can try a repair/restore. Procedures from here are slightly different depending on what Operating system you have. If you need help going further from here, let me know what operating system we're dealing with and I'll continue with the procedure.
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
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