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Cant get compaq Presario SR2150NX to start

Compaq Presario SR2150NX . It has a ECS RC415ST-HM

board in it. It starts but once it gets by the AMI screen I just get a small blinking line in the top left hand corner. I had the hard drive and the dvd checked. Checked good. I took out the card and put them back in, moved the jumpers to reset bios. Any ideas??

Thanks, Will

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  • wlebeau86 Feb 13, 2009

    It does beep once at the end. I also get this message....Default Bios setting has been loaded due to Bios update or checksum issue.

  • wlebeau86 Feb 13, 2009

    OK I checked the boot line and found the hdd 3rd Boot Device

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    after you reset the bios.... you did remember to put the jumper back to it's original position ?.... are you getting any beeps from it ?

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Get in the bios settings and make sure to have the hard drive in the boot line, try different settings like SATA/IDE compatible mode if the drive is not seen by the motherboard, try different plugs.
if the bios settings don't stay , check the position of the clear cmos jumper and change the backup battery of the motherboard.
Try to boot from cd. maybe a virus took off the boot flag from the hdd.

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    Jim Fletcher Jan 06, 2014

    I can't use this solution because the computer is no longer communicating with the monitor.

  • Jim Fletcher
    Jim Fletcher Jan 06, 2014

    I am trying to boot from the cd. I'm not getting any output on the monitor now since the battery failed.

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