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Booting and dvd drive not detected

Two questions: 1.) Usually when I turn on the notebook it breezes right to the windows loading screen and quickly to the sign-in screen. But now when I go to turn on the notebook the COMPAQ startup screen comes up, and it the computer does not boot up. It gives 3 options- Boot from LAN, Enter Setup, and something else that I can't remember. Anyway, I can press the keys to do those specific things, but the computer doesn't boot to the sign-in screen, and, when it gets to the loading windows screen, stays there forever and doesn't do anything. I also occasionally get some type of media error, something like PXE Rom error (I dont know much about computers). I had this problem once before for about two days and I took it in to get it checked out, but the computer booted just fine for the service guy. This time, the problem has persisted for about a week. What is wrong? What should I do? 2.) My DVD/CD drive will not detect either a DVD or a CD. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver, but no luck. This has happened occasionally, but it hasn't been a persistent problem until now. What should I do? Thank you guy for your help!

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Re: booting and dvd drive not detected

I'm not sure if your pc has a floppy drive, but if it does, then get a win 98 or win ME startup disk then power up and then push the F8 key (or DELETE key) to enter BIOS setup then select boot floppy then and insert into slot then reboot then boot minimal then get to c: drive and run CHKDSK/FIX then try again, w/out floppy. if no-go then repeat back to c: drive and delete the PAGEFILE.SYS file (may need to attribute the file to allow delete) then reboot w/out floppy

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