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Have a compaq 5304, and it will not boot up, it acts like it then it goes compaq page and continues to redo that until I shut it off

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Your pc is re-booting, the quickest way to solve that prob. is to restore the pc, (hope you have or made the restore disk.) just insert the cd into the drive and re-boot. follow the on screen instructions to restore your pc.email me at arjoon.ken@gmail.com and let me know if you got it going.

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Compaq presario 5304 boots to desktop,but nothing is on my desktop


If you are not a screen after the computer boots up.

WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.

http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA

the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty


if its a 40 pin flat ribbon type it will be the first to fail


make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty


even something as small as a faulty electrical fan and its lead can cause you problems

computers need all power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket

if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free


restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard


Hope this helps.

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Continuous beeps, no display


Usually continuous beeps from an hp means the power supply unit is acting up.It is not switching on the power required for the mobo to boot up. Could also be ram prob but then the beeps tend to have a break b4 repeating. try booting with HDs disconnected. If no result. clean rams teeth with a eraser and try again. If still beeping try another power supply unit. It does not have to be identical similar will do. Once you isolate the cause of the non boot you can decide if you want to do a patch work repair or fix with originals

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How to i replace my hard drive on a presario 5304?


If you replace your hard drive with a new one, you will have to reinstall your operating system onto that drive before you will be able to use your computer normally.

All the HOW-TO INSTRUCTIONS for your computer are found at the following link:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?tmp_task=useCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&dest_page=product&product=93186


First unplug all the cables from the back of your computer and be sure to take note of where they go so you can replace them when you finish.

Take off the side panel from your computer by removing the 2 screws holding it on the back panel of the computer and pulling the side panel firmly backwards. Be sure to lift up up on the big plastic catch if there is one.

Complete details on HARD DRIVE REMOVAL are available at the Compaq Support website at the following link:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph03429&tmp_task=useCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&dest_page=product&product=93186

Remove / replace your hard drive and cables as per the above instructions.

Once you get your new hard drive installed, boot your computer and go to your BIOS screen.
Repeatedly press F1 or F2 or F8 or F10 during startup before anything shows up on monitor.

Change your BOOT ORDER so that your CD / DVD Drive is the FIRST BOOT DEVICE.
Save changes and exit.

Now you can insert the OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALL DISK and reboot your computer to install your Operating System.


Good luck and please comment back and rate if this was helpful.

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Would like to know how you access the setup menu or BIOS


I believe that you want to press the F2 button as soon as you turn it on, and keep pressing it until the BIOS setup screen comes up, If F2 doesn't work then try F10

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sounds like you have a boot sector virus, if you have a Win98SE start up disk you can boot to it then first try running scandisk on drive

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How to enter bios presario 5304


When you are starting up the PC, keep jabbing the DEL key for the BIOS screen to appear......sodeep

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Goes to copyright page


its booting to bios screen

possible has no HDD configured/ or cable off

or stuck F1 key on keyboard

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Boot into the recovery console and run; chkdsk /r Note the space between dsk and /r. If you are unsure of how to get into the recovery console, and have access to a Windows CD; 1. Boot the computer with the Windows CD 2. Select the option to enter the recovery console 3. At the prompt, type CHKDSK /R and press enter (this may take a while). If you do not have access to a Windows CD, but DO have access to a working system with a CD-R or CD/RW, download the XP Recovery Console CD ISO* and burn it to CD using DeepBurner (or whichever application you have that supports such (DeepBurner, Nero, MagicISO etc)). http://archives.mysteryfcm.co.uk/?f=System/Diagnostics/XP_Recovery_Console_CD_ISO * This CD ISO will load pretty much the same as the XP installation program but will NOT provide installation options, ONLY the recovery console. This can be used regardless of whether you are using 2000, XP, 2003 or Vista. Once you have the ISO burnt, boot the computer using the CD and go to the recovery console. Once at the recovery console, type the following and press enter; CHKDSK /R

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