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Can't reboot Compaq/Presario desktop, (power supply is working)

The fan is working, screen stop at Compaq . I tried both, the screen says loading boot menu... and stop right there.
Tried System Recovery DVD, it doesn't work.
Can you help? Thanks in advance...

Compaq/Presario SR1220NX
80G 7200 RPM Ultra DMA hard drive
340 intel celeron D processor

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  • sylhetboy Apr 26, 2009

    i can't reboot the computer



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First can you try to disconnect power and IDE cable cd-rom,cd-rw,dvd-rw and floopy disk then see can boot up no stop in the screen says loading boot menu... and stop right there.make sure HDD is conected

second try disconect you HDD only other can connected to see can boot up no stop in the screen says loading boot menu... and stop right there

if solution one is ok means you dvd go problem.if second solution ok meand you HDD faulty.can you try put you RAM in diferrent slot

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If the system recovery disk doesn't work it usually mans that the hard drive is bad. I would change the hard drive and use the system recovery disk on it after replacement. 

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

  • DaemonKrog Feb 28, 2011

    I've noticed that the heat sink for the north side bus could also come loose or off completely. It's held on by a small loop that's soldered in. Check that if none of the other solutions work for you. If this is the problem and one of those clips has come off, you should be able to find a thermal paste that also works as a glue. That should fix the problem.



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