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Compaq Presario 1681

I am having a problem with a Compaq Presario 1681 i was given. It refuses to boot saying that there is a disk in when there isent. I have already attempted to adjust the boot order and that has not fixed it. I know the cdrom drive works as this model has a built in cd player that works seperate from the computer itself.

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If I may add to jmorgan, there is a possibility that the laptop no longer recognizes the hard disk.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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Put your windows installation cd in the drive, then reboot. Press any key to boot from cd. Then select R to enter recovery console. Follow the prompts. Once in the recovery console, you should have a C:\ prompt. When there type "fixmbr" without the quotes. Once that finishes type "fixboot" and then let that finish, you'll probably have to type a "y" for yes stating that you want to do these options. Then finally type "chkdsk". This should solve your problem, if not let me know, you'll probably need to do a repair install.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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