Presario was slow slow, backed up data, reformatted, Reloaded Win XP, reloaded data, deleted all temp files, ran Wincare to fix registry & other things, only have 505 of hard disk used,still slow as molasses, I don't know what to do next, would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks, George
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If your using win 7 download the program called unassociate,usually unassoc.exe it unassociates files from a certain program, but the best solution is to back up your files and reformat to wipe out whatever virus is in there and to have a clean and fresh install.
From the description loo\ks like it's not a partition problem, but the Compaq CD. Try to partition Hard Drive using Windows 98 bootable CD. Try to install Win XP from different CD - doesn't have to be Compaq. Later you can download drivers.
The error means that the computer is not seeing the hard drive.Hit F10 to get into BIOS and check that your hard drive is showing . If it is hit ESC and tell it to save settings. Then restart the PC.
If your hard drive does not show in BIOS, there is something wrong with it. It may be co-incidental that canceling the scan caused your hard drive to fail.
You can try to do an XP repair. Boot your XP cd: When you boot with the Win XP install CD-ROM, it loads a minimal operating system, similar to DOS, but compatible with Win XP. At the first screen you select install Win XP (not Recovery Console) and at the next screen it will find that you already have Win XP and offer to attempt a repair. This repair should not touch your applications, it just reinstall the Windows files. This is great because when it works you don't need to reinstall all your software. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
Open and back all important if you could still open you hard disk drive in another media like flash disks or cards then reformat and reinstall your new OS. do not ctrl A and copy all files when your return them back rememember to scan them using powerful antivirus software before you return data to your newly reformatted HDD or else you may be copying the virus back. Have it cleaned by PC with updated Antivirus programs.