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Computer will not boot up, message no bootable device

When you try to boot up the laptop, you get the message NO BOOTABLE DEVICE, so I ran the recovery cd, now I am getting a message

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
*** STOP
Technical information:OX0000000A(OXFFFFFFEF,OX00000002,OX00000000,OX8FC25C99)

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  • timforeman1 May 24, 2009

    will this kill my warranty, I just bought this in December, but I was trying to fix it myself instead of taking to a repair person.

  • timforeman1 May 24, 2009

    Thanks it is re formatting the computer, another question, can ou recommend any kind of frre anti virus protection that I can down load on to the computer?

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Hi there.
I have to agree with proton on this as it could well be a memory issue.
Remove all power to the laptop including the battery and make sure the laptop is powered down, turn the laptop upside down and look for a panel with a couple of screws, unscrew and remove the panels so the memory is in view, like this >>>>>>>
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Unclip the memory, clean the brass pins and the slots with a soft, clean, dry paintbrush, reseat the memory, put back the panel and reboot the laptop.
Use the recovery CD to restore the system as you were doing.
Please post back if you need anymore help or advise and thanks for using FixYa!!

Posted on May 24, 2009

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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 24, 2009

    No it shouldn't void the warranty, most new manufacturers allow for upgrading the memory so the warranty should pose no issue although i recommend you look though your agreement before you get started on it.
    If by any chance this method does not work and the problem still persists i would certainly consider sending it back to manufacturer for repair.

    Good luck


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 24, 2009

    Hi again.
    AVG 8.5 free is one of the best Antivirus programs that you can get, it does take over the computer and gives you the added security if internet security.

    Get AVG free here >>>>>>

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_an...

    Good luck with the format.


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 24, 2009

    sorry "doesn't"

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The suspected problem could be a loose memory sticks in the laptop.
reseat memory sticks and then try powering on the computer.

Thanks
Proton

Posted on May 24, 2009

  • Mandeep  Singh
    Mandeep Singh May 24, 2009

    This would not void the warranty. The instructions are simple.

    In case after reseating the memory modules the problem is still not resolved . Please call compaq Technical Support . Let them cover the same under your warranty.





    Thanks

    Proton

  • Mandeep  Singh
    Mandeep Singh May 25, 2009

    Hi,

    You can download any of the following anti-virus software



    AVG: www.avg.com



    Avast: www.avast.com





    Thanks

    Proton

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