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When I start my laptop it says i need to insert a boot disk

I need a boot disk of it needs to be fixed. The laptop is a compaq.

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You can try changing the choice of boot meaning where your computer boots from either cd or hard drive in the bios settings

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No bootable device - insert boot disk.


press F8 continuously after you turn on the laptop, then you will see a bios screen. Look if hard disk is detected in bios

May 20, 2012 | Compaq Presario CQ60-220US PC Laptop

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I need to reset my laptop. It's locked and i've forgotten the password, and it won't let me get in.


If you are talking about the user password..you have no choice but reinstalling the operation system ...Use the recovery partition if you have one ..or recovery disk ..Or if non of these are a choice ..try with a boot able disk of the operation system ..
the procedure is pretty simple ..with the partition ..if it is present ..just restart he computer and press the F key for boot menu on start ..(its written on the start menu ,,usually is f12 or f11 for hp ) in the boot menu ..choose the recovery partition ..and choose complete reinstall of operation system ..It will bring it to teh factory settings ..
with the disk is a little different ..Insert the disk ..press same boot menu button ..and choose to boot from the disk ..it will ask you to press any key to confirm booting from disk ..and start the procedure..
if you use a operation system boot-able disk ..you proceed like with the recovery disk ..Insert it ..restart ...use the f12 key ..and choose teh cd /dvd as boot device ..and confirm by pressing any key ..and follow instructions ...I suggest to format the C drive before loading the files..(you will have the choice ) ..this way you get rid of any viruses for sure..
You will also need the drivers for it if you use a OS boot-able disk ...so ..download and store them before starting ..
Please ask if you have any questions ..
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Apr 05, 2011 | Compaq Presario CQ50-215NR Notebook

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My laptop won't start up. compaq screen comes up then the loading bar. Stays loading for about 3 mins then shuts down and starts process all over again


This happens when the operation system is corrupted or files needed for successful boot are missing ..so the the basic fix is to reinstall the operation system or use teh recovery partition if you have one on your laptop or the recovery disk if you got one when you bought it ..
this link will show you how to operate this using the recovery partition built in
http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_8463155_restore-compaq-presario-cq50-disk.html
basically restart and press F11 for the boot menu and select recovery partition ..and go for it ..
If the partition is missing or damaged use a recovery disk if you have ..or a operation system boot-able one ..The last one need to be inserted ..and the computer restart ..and if it is set to boot first from the disk will ask you to press any key to do it ..and you will go on with the instructions for a clean install ..You will need all drivers for it when you finish ..so is best to get them before using another computer ..
here is the support site where you can find them
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3795238&

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My compaq presario c700 will not boot and it's saying that there is no bootable device, insert boot disk and press any key, however, i do not have a boot disk


Your Compaq did not detect the hard disk, that is why it is asking for a bootable device such as a boot floppy disk.
Check the BIOS configuration to see if the hard disk is detected, if not then re-seat the hard drive and boot up the Compaq again.
If it still does not boot up, then the hard disk is probably faulty.
To get the Compaq operating again, replace the faulty, install Windows operating system on the new hard drive, plus the Compaq's device drivers and your programs.

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My desktop compaq presario s4300nx starts up , i can accses set up with f1 but cant start recovery with F10 however the F10 button works in setup, no good to me, ...i have recovery disks the pc just...


you will need a Windows boot disk / Windows install disk / WinXP disk to reboot the PC and install / or repair your OS

rescue disk will not boot your PC
to enable that you need to enter the BIOS, press F1, F2 or Del to enter BIOS , then you need to look for the BOOT seq in BIOS, change that to CD DVD drive as the 1st boot device, Save and Exit and insert the boot CD and restart
this should give you the solution

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My compaq presario cq60 says "no bootable device--insert boot disk " dont know what to do? please HELP!!!


thats like my computer and should have a recovery partition on the disc try to fix from there ok its f11 on the start up menu

Nov 17, 2010 | Compaq Presario CQ60-220US PC Laptop

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I HAVE COMPAQ LAPTOP AND IT WON'T START IT KEEP


If you able to login in safe mode.
Then go to start menu then type in run "chkdsk /r"
then press "y"
then restart computer then if still face same issue then you need winxp or recovery disk then repair your windows.
For boot with disk when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "Del" key to enter in bios then go to boot option then set first boot device as your cd or dvd rom.then save and exit.

Then put disk in rom so it boot with your disk.
Let me know if you need more assistanse.
Thanks.

Sep 25, 2009 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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Compaq Windows XP Home Edition Presario 700 Startup>Start Windows normally>Windows could not start because the following problem is missing or corrupt:WindowsSystem gaoem.fon I don't have a disk...


compaq has a restore directory on the drive
turn on computer boot in safe with command promp
type in restore it should boot
failing that insert original floppy and it will ask you to pick an option '

Jul 31, 2009 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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The monitor reads: system boot failure. Insert recovery disk.


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If so, click on it and you will find the recovery disks.

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