Question about PC Desktops

4 Answers

My compaq sr2011wm will not advance during the pc recovery. It just hangs when it gets to the screen requiring the supplemental recovery disc. I wait hours and still nothing happens. I have tried swapping out the hard drive and the cd rom in case it was not reading it but still nothing happns

Posted by on

4 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 224 Answers

Hello,

Please check the recovery CD's for scratches. It could be that the cdrom is trying to read the CD's but unable to due tot he scratches. Are you able to read the same CD's on another computer?

If you can and you're sure the media is good, then try and clear all partitions on the hard driive before attemting to restore your laptop. Usually, if a parttion exists, the recovery finds it hard to re-partition.

Please do let me know if this works...

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 10,515 Answers

The exact procedure of pc recovery would be


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/fastFaqLiteDocument?lc=en&cc=uk&dlc=en&docname=bph08097


Make sure you are following right steps. Still if issue persists, Buzz me.

Do rate this solution.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,550 Answers

Just restart your computer and try using pc recovery .

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 5,158 Answers

Do you have the other disc ?

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Mar 10, 2009

    also examine the disc(s) for scratches or smudges... and ensure also that if it is a dvd that you are using a dvd rom

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Trying to fix an older pc presario SR2001WM it loads up to a black screen with the error: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key could you...


Most PC's built in this time frame no longer shipped with a separate set of recovery CD's. Instead, the manufacturer provided a separate partition on the hard drive that contained the recovery program. To access this program, you would first shut off the system and disconnect all peripherals other than your keyboard and mouse. Then start the computer, pressing the F10 key on your keyboard repeatedly as the HP/Compaq logo appears. A recovery menu would appear, giving you the option to perform either a standard recovery or, under the Advanced options, a destructive recovery. The standard recovery will attempt to repair the system, leaving any of your data files intact. The destructive recovery option erases everything, then restored the computer to its original, out of box configuration.
Unfortunately, the recovery partition is on the hard drive itself, so if your problem is due to a hardware failure rather than simply a software crash, the above steps will not work. If this is the case, you will need to contact HP/Compaq and request a restore CD. The following link will take you to their website, and walk you through the process of determining if a set of recovery discs are available for your PC. Select your operating system from the drop down menu and then follow the link labeled Recovery Media.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=3292424#N364
I hope this helps!

Mar 02, 2011 | HP Compaq Presario SR2011WM PC Desktop

1 Answer

On my friends Compaq: running xp media ctr. He


If he has a product key for the computer he can borrow an XP disc from a friend and reload it using his keyand it should be fine.
He should then create a restore disc and keep it.

Jan 05, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR2011WM PC Desktop

2 Answers

Pentium 4 upgrade


Hello,

The Compaq Presario SR2011WM supports following processors:

CPU/Processor
  • Socket: 775
  • Supports the following processors:
    • Pentium D 900 series Dual Core (Pressler, 65nm)
    • Pentium D 800 series Dual Core (Smithfield, 90nm)
    • Pentium 4 601 series (Cedar Mill, 65nm)
    • Pentium 4 600 series (Prescott, 90nm)
    • Pentium 4 500 and 501 series (Prescott, 90nm)
    • Celeron D series (Prescott, 90nm)
Hope it helped.

Nov 19, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR2011WM PC Desktop

1 Answer

In the device manager, Device manager unknown acpi


Hi,
You would have to install the ATI chipset drivers , the same can be downloaded from the site below
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3292424


Thanks
Proton

Jul 04, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR2011WM PC Desktop

1 Answer

Reset my computer


Recovering during startup Use the following steps to perform a recovery from the hard drive :
  1. Backup files from the My Documents folder and from other folders you may have created.
  2. Disconnect all connected devices (such as the Personal Media Drive, USB drives, printer, and fax), remove media from drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware. Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Just after the first screen appears (the logo screen), press the F10 key repeatedly until a recovery menu appears.
  5. Select one of the following procedures, depending on which recovery type you want to perform:
    • To perform a standard system recovery, click Next , and then click Yes .
    • To perform a destructive recovery, click Advanced , (select Destructive Recovery ) and then click Next . CAUTION: A destructive recovery will format the hard drive. This will delete all the information on the hard drive and reinstall Windows XP and the original software that came with the computer .
  6. Read and respond to each window and screen that appears.
  7. After the System Recovery is complete, the computer restarts and continues into Windows setup. Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup. NOTE: It may take a long time to complete Windows setup. This time varies and may take over several hours, depending on the amount of files that were stored in the user account folders (for example, My Documents and the Desktop).
  8. Before using your computer, update and protect your computer. For more information, refer to Things To Do After Performing a System Recovery in Windows XP .
  9. Reinstall applications that you added after purchasing the PC, and any files you need from backup.

Apr 05, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR2011WM PC Desktop

1 Answer

System error


Sounds like your hard drive maybe had it. Try to do a repair with your windows disc.

Mar 17, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR2011WM PC Desktop

1 Answer

Computer hangs during pc recovery process


you may need to swap the disc from one cd-rom to another.

Mar 10, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR2011WM PC Desktop

1 Answer

I'm having problems with WindowsXP loading at start-up


I don't think you have a virus, Norton 360 is a very good antivirus program and would have caught it. Try disabling all of the Norton 360 features then load the Windows XP disc. Sometimes anti-virus programs interfere with the processs. I am assuming you have the Windows XP original disc. This should work.

Dec 28, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario SR2011WM PC Desktop

1 Answer

Doing a recovery


vista is junk... not user friendly.. there's more to it than that.. like 4 more steps.... good luck figuring it out..

Jun 18, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario SR2150NX PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

19 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18299 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...