Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Power comes on Pcu. Screen does not go past Logo screen. Compaq, Hp. Can not start in safe mode.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • kita309 Apr 15, 2009

    The OS is xp. When I re start it acts like it will re boot but it will not boot past the computers logo page. Which is stuck on the compaq page. It will not let you start in safe mode. It just does not respond to you pushing any keys. Would the recovery disc help? Not sure if it was shut down in the middle of a process or not and did not get a clean boot previous.

  • Jaspreet Singh Sidana
    Jaspreet Singh Sidana May 11, 2010

    the problem is with your hard drive or operating system. please check that all cables are connected properly and also try to swap the cables check in the BIOS that the hard drive is getting detected or not. if yes then try to reinstall the OS

  • Arthur Hoffmann
    Arthur Hoffmann May 11, 2010

    Why can you not start in safe mode? What version of windows?

  • Shawnswift May 11, 2010

    Have you added any hardware to the computer?



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 70 Answers

Your harddrive is crashed you need to reinstall the windows operating system

Posted on Aug 05, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Compaq will not start

You can try to touch the F8 key at startup just tap it until a screen comes up that asks what mode you want to start in. Choose safe mode remove any newly installed components and then reboot normally. If this helps you rate favorable.

May 13, 2014 | HP Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I'm using compaq cq60-104tu .from past few days when i'm switching it on using power button i'm getting beep sound lyk peeee.... ,dt case i'have to switch it off n again switch it on.n one more thing...

Upon starting the PC you will see the LOGO in the screen COMPAQ
When that shows immediately press F8 and choose the from the MENU to start in the SAFE MODE

Dec 26, 2010 | Compaq Presario Notebook

2 Answers

On my HP Compaq nc5220 The computer is working and the screen on the monitor is some what 'lit up' but after the initial start up and the Windows HP logo comes across that is it. It will not proceed to...

For that you need to change screen resolution settings in display property.
When you power up the computer press F8 key 5 to 6 times then you can see safe mode and other menu then enter in "enable vga mode" then go to start menu ->control panel->display->settings.
Change screen resolution to 1024*768 then apply and ok.
Then check.
If you are not able to enter in enable vga mode then enter in safe mode and uninstall graphic driver then reinstall driver then it will work.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Apr 08, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Will not show anything after log in

Just before the Windows logo screen appears press F8 and chose "Last Known Good Configuration", see what happens it might fix any driver related issue. If not you can try "safe mode" from the F8 menu and see does that boot.

May 17, 2009 | HP Compaq nx5000 Notebook

2 Answers

Black screen on compaq evo n610c

Couple of things to try:
Boot to safe mode by hitting F8 after you press start button. In safe mode try Last Known Configuration.
If that does not work then: reboot and log into safe mode with VGA. This will allow you to go into Device manager and see if you have a bad video driver. Try those two things and let me know what happens..

Mar 06, 2009 | Compaq Evo N610C Notebook

1 Answer

My Laptop doesnt go past the Compaq Screen!

you have to reinstall the windows

Sep 26, 2008 | Compaq Armada 3500 Notebook

1 Answer

Compaq armada e500 boot up

Try tapping the F5 or F8 key (could be either one) right after you power up. This should take you to a short text message with a couple of choices to continue; you'll find the Safe Mode option there which will prevent the continuation of the unsuccessful boot routine. If you can reach the Safe Mode, run Restore and go back to an earlier point in time, you may have to go back several times because if you have picked up some kind of malware, it may have been backed up with everything else.  Unless it is a really smart bug, you might be able to circumvent it.   

Aug 22, 2008 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

73 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides