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Presario v2555us harddrive and bios

Can a damage hard drive freeze the BIOS screen?? so that the keys that operate the BIOS menus don't work or "freeze"

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A damaged hard drive will NOT affect your bios, however a bad motherboard, ROM, chip, memory, etc. can cause your system to freeze when entering BIOS. You probably need to send it out for repair.

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

  • John P Griffin Sep 13, 2007

    remove the hard drive and then reboot your system and try to enter bios. If you still freeze then go back to my original answer.

  • John P Griffin Sep 13, 2007

    I will be glad to work with you an dhelp you solve the problem but don't reward my efforts with such a low rating.



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I have a cq60-dx615 laptop. After 1 yr it started freezing, and then wouldn't start at all. When I turn on the computer the battery and power adapter lights come on, but the disk drive light is dim...

if the fan is dead and the old HDD is pure silent the power pack is dead. (battery out)
no OS stated, then post questions, why> , why make it impossible to help>/ let me guess the virus magnet XP? or worse older?
some are vista and w7 fitted... must I GUESS THIS?

dead laptop 101, (generic)

runs ok battery out, BINGO !
BIOS works? that is first not windows EVER, BIOS works.
does it?
you do know BIOS works with CD drive and HDD drive out right>?
if not the power pack is dead, or the mobo regs are dead.
you can pull ram sticks and run them 1 by 1 to see if one is toasted.
there are many modules on all LT MOBO, that can short out.
a tech pulls them. to learn that.. fact. bingo?

what a tech does is strip it down to near nothing here
to get BIOS alive again. if its goes live the fan spins, see?
if BIOS is dead, all PCs made are dead. hopeless.
BIOS does the boot and hand off to HDD< see?
focus like a laser on BIOS....! and win.

you typed the model wrong, so is now 2 times harder to help you.
Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX Notebook PC

HP has support but not software now, (sadly)

its just a filler page, the service guide is NOW MISSING
so i cant spoon feed you the BIOS hot key
but the black screen page here tell it.

F1, F2, F10 and ESC.
If you boot a working PC (no hdd, no cd drive needed)
you will get a text message. from BIOS
telling the above, secret.

every way on earth to get a black screen or silent pc or dead bios is there. (seems so)

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