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Compaq Presario R4000 Wont Start!

I got my computer about 3 years ago. Maybe 3 months after I got it, it wouldnt turn on again. Since then it's been sitting under a desk in my house. Around this time last year I got fed up and tried to get it to work. Somehow I got to a blue screen with a bunch of options. After fooling around with it for awhile I got it to work! Then 2 weeks later it crashed again. For good, and I don't know how to start it up again!

When I turn it on it goes to the Compaq screen and just stays there. It gives me the options of pressing to change boot order, press to enter setup or press to boot from LAN. Pressing ESC makes it restart. When I press F10 it says "please wait..." In the bottom left hand corner. Sometimes F12 works. It goes to another screen with some writing on it. Then It says press F10. If I do it just freezes again. Nothing works. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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  • nips399 Dec 11, 2008

    I have the same exact thing that happens. My cuzin's computer starts up goes to the compaq menu and gives the 3 same options and you can't even use any of them. None of the options respond. Then i got it running and it just kicked off and restarted to the same point after about 20 min.

  • John R Jarvis May 11, 2010

    Sounds like you may be having hard drive problems. Have you tried booting from the windows setup disk?

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Replace the Hard Drive.

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