Question about Compaq Presario s4020wm (DK214AR#ABA) PC Desktop
When we power our computer on we can hear it power up but it seems to be running hard and fast. The keyboard does not come on at all like it's on sleep mode and the monitor is blank. When we checked the fans they were coated with dust but they are running. It was running very very slow for about 2 months prior to this. I have files on this computer I need to retrieve but I can't see anything. Any ideas at all would be great. Thanks
I would get another hard disk, replace the old one with it, and plug your old hard drive into the other drive controller socket (rigt next to where your HD is plugged in now. you can plug them both onto the same ribbon cable if it has enough plugs on it. another cable may need to be purchased.
On the back of the HDD are little black jumpers that can be placed in different positions
If you are putting t\both drives on one ribbon cable then Move the new HDD jumper to be "MASTER" and the old one to "SLAVE". If u look at the hard drive, there'll be a label on top to tell you how to orient the jumpers.
If u use 2 cables and different sockets on t he Motherboard, both can be set to MASTER.
Boot your new Hard Drive and open a File Explorer window
If you are fortunate you may be able to see the contents pf the other drive. Copy as much as you can back to your new drive. DONT COPY THE WINDOWS FOLDER!!! If your old disk is corrupt, it may corrupt your new installtion. Just copy data files if u can and re-install any programs from cd's.
Some data may be corrupted and there may be nothing to recover.
Dont run scandisk on the broken drive, Some files may take ages to copy as the disk may be read over and over....be patient.
Hope this helps and is not beyond your skills of computers!
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Open the cpu cover then remove dust from allcircuit.
refix ram.but clean dust from allcircuit also from ram and ram slot.
thencheck if problem still then remove cmos cell form motherbord for 15 minutesthen it reset bios.then check .
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
May 16, 2014 | MSI G41m-p26 Desktop Motherboard - Intel...
Nov 05, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer
Jun 28, 2017 | Dell XPS M1730 Laptop
May 27, 2010 | Sony VAIO PCV-W1 PC Desktop
Sep 13, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv5000z Notebook
Feb 22, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop
Feb 22, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P205-S6337 Notebook
Jan 14, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook
180 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: