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Only shows compaq on screen

When i start up my computer the only thing that shows on the screen is the red compaq screen. i try to press F8 upon startup but nothing happens, i have also tried F12 but still nothing, i have tried the recovery cd and when i put it in the drive light blinks and then goes blank and nothing else happens, the screen stays the same.

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    Vivek Jacob May 11, 2010

    Try unplugging all the USB devices. Only connect the Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor and Power and try turning on the computer. Let me know if you get anything different.

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I work with Compaq computers now and usually your problem points to the hard drive. I know Compaq's will stay on that screen if the hard drive has failed. Try another hard drive would be my suggestion.

Hope this helps.

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