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Compaq presario 900 recovery

Laptop requests a fifth cd to be loaded but there are only four recovery disks.

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  • creefrog Jan 08, 2008

    I put the quick restore disk 1 in and then after a while it brings me to a DOS type screen with C:/ on it. Now what do I do?



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Find missing disc.

Posted on Dec 13, 2007


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My compaq presario cq56 does not have a recovery system

try using boot recovery disk that u should have made when u setup youre computer ps set bios to boot cd or dvd rom and save
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I've seen this happen multiple times when a hard drive is failing and getting frequent I/O errors. Unfortunately, the fix is to replace the hard drive and restore the system from DVD or CD recovery media.

Hopefully, you created recovery disks and stored them away for a rainy day such as this. If not, you can usually purchase recovery disks from the manufacturer for a (hopefully) reasonable price.

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No bootable device - insert boot disk.

press F8 continuously after you turn on the laptop, then you will see a bios screen. Look if hard disk is detected in bios

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If you laptop was not supplied with a Windows CD then most likely the hard disk on your laptop has a recovery partition on the hard drive and you can restore your laptop back to the condition when you first purchased the laptop using this recovery partition.
HP can also supply a recovery CD for your model Compaq if you request one. This is needed when the hard disk has failed.
Read your laptop documentation for the instruction on the restore procedure. You also get this information from HP's WEB site.

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Hi John.

F11 process is not working and you get a NTLDR missing when you turnon the notebook.

Steps to be performed:
1. Perform hard drive self test from BIOS.
2. If it is passed then use retail version of operating system disk to install XP or try using new recovery disks which nay cost you $15.00.

In your notebook model this issue appears if there is any issue with the hard drive.

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After reboot, before restart, take the recovery CD out and let the computer start from hard disk. Let me know what happens.

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I have recovery CD's for presario 700 series, works for most Compaq laptops and desktops, I can E-mail them to you or if you give me contact info I'll mail them to you.

through e-mail they are sent as an image file and will have to be Burned on cd by cdrw and burning software. So if you prefer the easiest is to just load the cd's i would mail you.

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Hi, I believe you posted twice. Here's the link * to your other post with a possible solution. Cheers.

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