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Compaq Presario C304NR STOPS LOADING AT COMPAQ LOGO

Computer worked fine 2 days ago then turned it on and it stopped at the compaq logo. down at bottom left of screen gave choice of boot order or f10 (BIOS). per Hp tecH have reseated memory, re-seated harddrive, drained battery and set bios to default. When i do a hard drive test in bios is says ide device not detected. TecHperson said to send puter in for them to to check. said will cost 298.00. Economy sad don't have that kind of money. Any other help? Running windows vista. CamE with XP but upgrated to vista a year ago- working fine since until 22 nights ago. If I let it sit at logo icon it finally goes to blank screen with blinking curser in upper left but won't go any further. PLease, PLease help

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    sa3id ahozar Dec 31, 2008

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  • whitelace78 Dec 31, 2008

    ANY WAY TO BE SURE? HATE TO SPEND THE MONEY. COULD MAY JUST BE ADAPTORS OR MEMORY

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It sounds like the hdd has failed. When you try to boot can you hear the hdd attempting to spin up? Best solution if everything else checked out would be to replace the hdd. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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    Roy Lonsinger Dec 31, 2008

    Only way to tell for sure if you have checked everything wlse would be to use a known good compatible hdd & see if it works. Hope this helps.

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