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open yr desktop cassing then u will see yr cd/dvd rom. then find for button to remove cd/dvd rom then pull tht tht boten and pull up yr cd rom.
new cd rom you must set jumper setting to slave then connect all cd rom cable. on yr system ten see yr cd rom will auto place in my computer.
Check that the wires from the fan on top of the CPU are connected to the power-supply pins on the motherboard, so that the fan spins when power is supplied.
Check that the RAM is correctly seated in its slots.
Check that the video-card is correctly seated in its slot.
Disconnect the power-connectors from the disk-drive and from the CD-ROM drive, and then start your computer. If it still beeps, without these devices attached, then these devices are *NOT* the source of the problem.
If all else fails, take the computer to a qualified technician.
there are a few programs out that can be used to reset xp and vista passwords but most are corporate software like bestbuy has MRI software that can reset or you can call HP and order recovery software approx 20 bucks well worth it
press f10 during startup , when the bios open, look for the setting "halt on" . it will have a choice of keyboard, all errors or no errors , set it on "no errors" save and reboot. that may fix it.
You could also get another keyboard (neighbors or a new one) and test to see if a new keyboard solves the issue without recovering your system.
you can also use the recovery CD that came with your system:
USING THE RECOVERY CONSOLE TO REPAIR DAMAGED
If you cannot start your computer, you can run the Recovery Console from operating system CDROM
provided with the PC. To run the Recovery Console from the operating system CD-ROM:
NOTE: Make sure that the system is configured to boot first from the CD-ROM drive, then from
the hard drive. You can verify or change device boot order using the Computer Setup (F10) Utility.
For more information, refer to the Computer Setup (F10) Utility Guide provided with the
1. Insert the Windows 2000 or Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Click Start > Shut Down, then select Restart from the drop-down list.
3. In the Shut Down Windows dialog, click OK.
4. Press any key to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive when you are prompted to do so.
5. On the Welcome to Setup page, press R.
6. Choose the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
7. Type the administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, press the Enter key.
your os is corrupted if you wanna to load from the cd-rom if have change the boot order option in the bios and make it first cdrom then it will boot from the cdrom and you can repair the windows installation on the hard disk - to go to the bios u have to press F2 or F10 see which key its says while booting to go to the bios