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Presario 1693 issue

I just installed a new dc jack and 12 gb hard drive and went to go boot up, it shows the compaq logo then the screen goes black with cursor flashing at top left corner. I  got everything back together like I unassembled. Any insight on how to get it going. I need to load operating system into so my daughter can get back started again on her school work. Please Help.

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  • Coltsrule Oct 16, 2007

    Ok.....what button do i hit to get to that when I see the Compaq logo?



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Go to (CMOS) Setup at boot and "detect" your new hard drive.  Then boot from your operating system CD and prepare (partition, format) your new hard drive and let your OS install.

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It is possible to make modifications to this particular splash screen (through a hardware hack), but I don't recommend doing it. The screen shouldn't be a problem; it sounds like you might be experiencing a "Boot Order" issue.

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Please repost if this fixed your problem and rate my response!

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