I have a compaq presario 700 laptop but I can't get windows to startup. It just shows the screen with the loading bar but it never goes into windows. I also tried to use the system restore disks but they wouldn't load. please help
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Re: windows won't startup
Compaq and HP are having issues with certain model computers, mostly boot failure and not recognising the wireless card. Go to the website and see if your model is listed.They are doing a free one time fix for these models, even if out of warranty.
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1 - You may need to roll back system with System Restore. Under Safe Mode (press F8 during boot and choose safe mode). Win 7 - Start > Search type System Restore XP - Is Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Restore. Now choose a date prior to problem. You may have to try a few dates.
2 - Try disabling startup programs. Go to Start > Run (search in Win 7) and type MSConfig. Startup tab and uncheck anything that you don't want Windows to load automatically. It will make Windows boot faster and use less resources while running. This just disables them in startup. Programs will still load, but when only you initiate.
motherboard is not alright. there are failing compaonents on the motherboard( capacitors, resistors e.tc). however, try to go to bios and stay there for some time and see if the same will happen.
A vital component that windows requires to run is corrupted. To fix it, you need the OS disc
In Windows Vista, there is usually a second partion on the harddrive that you can load by pressing F8 (or F10 depending on your system) and selecting the repair your computer option (depending on your manufacturer, you might need to input a password, after that choose the repair your computer option or solve startup problems
In Windows XP load the disc and open the recovery manager.