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The hard drive is about to die. only thing to do is to try and down to a new drive . Any important data should be backed up to another drive . and you won't have this problem. There are data recovery people that may be able to help, but get a quote as it cost a lot of money.
When you boot up, try pressing the delete key to see if that will take you to the bios setup screen. See if the computer recognizes your hard drive, and make sure that it is in the boot sequence. If your hard drive isn't there, it's fried and you have to buy a new one. Next, put your windows disk in your hard drive and see if you can boot from there. There is an option to repair windows if your hard drive is ok. Worst comes to worst, try reinstalling windows. You will loose all your data, but might get the computer back. It's a good idea to keep all important data backed up on a usb drive.
When a hard disk makes a clicking sound and the computer does not detect it then the hard disk is faulty. This is commonly known as "The click of death". There is no way of fixing this hard drive, if you need to recover your data, then there are companies that can recover data off faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.The hard drive needs replacing and Windows installed on the new hard drive to get your laptop working again.
Formatting is used to erase yourhard drive. Many times, this is used to clean a hard drive after a virus or toperform a completely clean installation of a new operating system. A Compaqlaptop can be easily formatted, but formatting will only solve system problems,not hardware problems. The process should only be used to solve problems as alast resort, since it will erase all of your data. 1. Back up all data before performingthe format (if possible).2. Insertthe operating system disk and restart your computer and wait until prompt fromthe system.3. Strikeany key when prompted to begin running the disk.4.Choose between reinstalling yoursoftware or repairing. Reinstalling will allow you to format and thenreinstall. Repairing will bring you to a DOS menu. You will need to use FDiskwith each individual drive letter on your hard drive. Use this option if youhave a multiple partitions on your drive and only need to format a singlepartition.5.Choose "Full NTFS" formatif you choose to reinstall the operating system.Remember:Most users will only need to use thereinstallation option. This option is perfect for users with one partition orthose reinstalling or upgrading their operating system. Never format your Compaq laptopwhile on battery power. If the battery dies during the format, you could ruinyour hard drive.Hope this helps, pleaselet me know if you need further assistance.Please don't forget to rateand comment if my solution was helpful, thanks!
Hi, How do u do?
I guess data cable is not connected, double check the data cable, and try to set the display input manually, (if u user a D-SUB cable, set it to analog/D-SUB, if u use a DVI cable set it to digital/DVI).
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Your cache is full I would suggest that you reload windows after such a long time I am sure there are issues in windows causing this to happen reload windows and you should be good until the hard drive fails completely, FYI hard drives have a rated lifespan of 5 years after this it is all bonus/ risk time for all the data on the hard drive. a larger hard drive would not be a bad thing in any case as you can store much more on a new drive and ..they are cheap now. Hope this helps , don't forget to rate if it fixes.