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Crashed HD and now way to get to BIOS or BOOT SEQ.

I have a compaq armada 7800 my hard drive crashed and now I cant seem to do anything to fix it!! I cant get to BIOS or anything! Used f8 and f12 computer still does nothing

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  • brendaterry6 May 21, 2009

    sadly enough it dont even have a cd rom

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Take out the hard drive and then turn on the laptop and try to go into the BIOS. If you can get in then that means the hard drive is bad cause its shorting out the computer.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Do you have an install or boot cd? You should be able to boot from a boot cd and check out the drive. Then you will know if you need to repair windows or replace the hd.



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When you power-on the computer, does anything display, such as the amount of RAM, or "press DEL to enter BIOS setup"?

If not, then you have a hardware-problem with your computer;
the "good-news" is that the data on your hard-drive is OK.
If you connect the hard-drive to another computer, you can "rescue" your data-files.

Posted on May 21, 2009

  • dodgese May 20, 2011

    The Bios setup on the Compaq Armada resides on the first 13MB of hard drive space. If you see a logo of Compaq in red but no blinking cursor on the upper right corner, then your hard drive has no access or no setup partition. If you see a blinking cursor on the upper right then press F10 to access the compaq setup. Since HP acquired Compaq their drivers changed hands but are still available. The setup and diagnostics software can be downloaded to floppy disks and/or CD-ROMs.
    You will need to know the model of your compaq 7800 it is located in the bottom of the case in this format 6xxx/X/XXXX/X/X/X. the drivers are located here
    Look for Computer Setup and download the Softpaqs to create setup disks.
    read this article and look for the PDF article which can help you create the partition on your hard disk here:



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