Hi again Tat4u,....thanks for all your help,much appreciated!!....I've now got the 'boot' disk on a floppy(i downloaded the 'ROMPaq' version)..but the notebook in question hasn't got a floppy drive,so i connected a USB Floppy drive to use but it is no good,as obviously to me now,the drivers for it aren't on the notebook!!...Can i download the 'ROMPaq' to a CD??....and if so,will the notebook read it without being on as far as 'windows'??......if i cannot go any further with my problem this way i might have to find out how to connect an 'external' monitor to the notebook and try this way!!......really appreciate if you could still help me,...cheers!!
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This chart details the specifics of what each 'beep code' means. Usually the codes come in series of 2-3 beeps not just one.
You should also make sure the 'dummy' stuff is done, like remove any floppy disks or CDs from the drive if you have one, and remove any USB drives from the laptop as they may try to boot off of them and not be able to. If you've done that, then check the chart in the link for further information. Sadly a non booting, beeping computer isn't a good sign. If I can be of any more help, please let me know.
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- if the hard disk is inside the system use your operating system disk
- boot to the disk by pressing F12
- if you see "press any key to boot to disk" hit the spacebar right away
- if your usinf windows XP delete or partion by highlighting the partition and hit "d" to delete
- it will ask you confirmation, hit "L"
- your system will ask you to reformat hard drive
- for win 7 same process
- first delete partition
- click drive advance option to see the delete option
- delete all partition
- click reformat
Hi Michael, Its possible to reformat your hard drive by using a DOS boot floppy disk or CD. You can create this disk on another pc then boot your pc from this disk. It will boot your pc to a DOS prompt, usually "C:>" from there you can create partitions, delete partitions and format the hard drive. The command for creating partitions is FDISK.exe. Make sure your boot disk has the FDISK.exe command on it. Let me know if you require any further assistance regarding this. Best wishes, Graemevm
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cant be sure but I think the winflash is the same as hpq flash for mine .
however , with the rompaq you create a startup disk and it reflashes bios/firmware from start before windows or driver load or anything if know what I mean.
In short you create the disk(bootdisk) restart with the created disk in drive(cd)pc boots from disk reflashes bios and restarts.make sure to remove disk before restart.
It sounds as though your recovery disk has Norton Ghost incorporated into it, thus the call for the Ghosterr.txt file. Most recovery disks are just modified Windows installation CDs and if you boot to them they will immediately go into the Windows recovery which is what Sandrew was trying to walk you thorough.
Having said that I?ve found a few other references to this type of issue and has usually been a result of CD read errors.
- Try cleaning the recovery disk, if there are severe or numerous on it or if it is dirty that could be your problem.
- If that doesn?t do it try cleaning your CD drive with a good commercial cleaner.
- If that fails another option is trying a conventional Windows installation CD.
Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this post.