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Compaq presario 5000 hard drive erased

In need of restore disks. How can we get these?

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Should of come with your computer

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Need new hard drive for persrio 5000 what is price


The prices will vary depending on what size of drive you are looking for.
Check out ebay

Jan 05, 2011 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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I have an old Presario 5000 series PC, hard disk crashed, bought a new hard disk and tried to use the Quick Restore CD's to Restore to Factory settings. Can't seem to boot up from Disc 1 of the Quick...


For boot from disk first you have to set first boot device option in BIOS.
for that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios.
Then go to boot menu then set first boot device as your cd/dvd rom.
then save settings then insert recovery diks in rom then check.
Then it boot from disk if your disk and cd.dvd rom works fine.
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Thanks.

Nov 05, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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It appears that the hard disk drive is not being seen in the Bios. Ensure that both the power and data cables are connected to the drive and the controller. try booting again.

Jan 24, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Want to erase and restore my computer


If your computer has a restore disk on it, only your have to do is hit F10 after boot and select the restore options provided by the sytem. If not you need a Win CD to make that operation to format and reinstall everything again on your computer

Jan 23, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Compaq restore cd


Hi mithz.
I'm not you people.
(Please keep track of the user who you ask a question too).

When you installed windows 2000, (If you formatted the entire drive during install), you might have taken out the small partition that holds data for a system restore. No version of windows likes
you going backwards. In order for you're system restore CD's to work you'll need to format the hard disk drive. Windows will not install if Windows 2000 is found on the drive. The fastest way to get Windows 2000 off the drive without deleting any other partitions Compaq installed would be to go to the hard disk drives manufacture's site & download their setup tools/utilities. You'll be able to creat a bootable floppy disk that will function in a dos-like mode out side of windows. You'll be able to format the Windows 2000 partition. Once that is done you will be able to incert the restore CD (s) & install Compaqs windows XP.
You may need to pull the drive in order to see who made the drive. EX; Seagate, Smsung, Maxtor ect. Here is the link for Seagate. http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools
Every manufacture has similar bootable floppy software.
Read the instruction provided by the manufacture on how to create the floppy disk & how to run it.

Good Luck!

Mike

Jul 15, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Compaq presario 5000 not booting up right.


Does the Compaq logo appear when you try to start the computer? Try pressing F10 several times after turning on the power. This should start the "recovery console", which will give you some options for restoring Windows. If the recovery console doesn't start up, there is a good possibility that your hard drive or power supply module may be defective. In that case, you will probably need professional assistance to diagnose the problem.

Mar 19, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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hmmm..interesting question..compaq always makes this an unusual issue. I'd say you'd need the restore disk, yes. You might find them through this link, but you'll need to do some digging, methinks.

Mar 09, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Trying to restore my pc


You want to restore a compaq 5000?  Is it a presario?  Your reallly not giving me a whole lot of information.  If you want a restore disk try this:

http://www.restoredisks.com/

Oct 17, 2007 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Hard drive crashed


Hi, a restore disk uses data that is stored in a hidden partition on the original drive so when you replaced the hard drive with a new one, it will not have this hidden partition. You will need to either buy a new operating system, or contact your manufacturer/supplier to see what they can do, they may format the new drive with a hidden partition like your original depending how 'nice' they are. Only other thing you can do, is get hold of an original operating system disk from somewhere if you have a COA, (certificate of authenticity) on the computer, contact Microsoft and they should be able to replace your COA serial key with a new one that will work.

If any of this needs clarifying, or you have any other questions. Please let me know! Hope this helps :) Si

Oct 12, 2007 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Restoring OS on presario 5000 series


you need to format the whole hard drive as it's the hidden restore partition that is giving you problems, but you may not be able to format it using the XP cd or restore disk. You may have to use the old FDISK as this may be the only way to restore the hidden partition. You will need a boot disk, see below link for win98 as this is what you will need to fdisk, then follow instructions on bottom link, as it's too long to type in here. http://www.bootdisk.com/ http://www.pcanswers.co.uk/tutorials/default.asp?siteid=8§iontypeid=7&subsectionid=606&pagetypeid=2&articleid=6046&page=2

Sep 24, 2007 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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