Question about Compaq Presario CQ60-220US PC Laptop
I installed a new CD-ROM to a Compaq presario CQ60 laptop and now all it wants to do is format the hard drive. I put the old CD drive back in and it boots fine but does not see the drive in the computer menu.
Hey nothings wrong with both ur cd drives try doing this:
Click on the Start button.
If you're using Windows XP, also click on Run.
In the search box (Windows 7 and Windows Vista) or the Run textbox (Windows XP)
type regedit and click OK or press the ENTER key.
This will open the Registry Editor program.
Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder under Computer/My Computer and
click the '> or (+) icon next to the folder name to expand the folder.
Continue to expand folders until you reach
Click on the '> or (+) icon next to the Class key to expand it.
You should see a long list of subkeys open up under Class that look something like this:
On the rightside column.....delete upper filters and lower filters
restart the computer......that should fix the problem and you can use your old cd drive again......but if it doesnt......visit the nearest tech-centre
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
set the bios/cmos to boot first of your CD drive. get your support discs and restore to original. your hard drive OS has failed and needs to be re-installed. the problem maybe is that when you do that option you will get all your data erased. your solution to that since you can still get the data on the drive when used as external is to back it up. then full restore your system.
if you dont have your restore kit, you can use your Windows OS to fix it, repair option when you boot from CD.
Posted on Apr 02, 2008
Its hard to tell just like this without having the computer in hand to check and test the jumpers and connection and all, but quick like this i think it might be a trojan virus that corrupted the boot sectors of the old hard drive, and when you copied the stuff from the old to the new, the virus followed and infected the boot sectors of the new one too. Try to reformat completely using the original windows install disk, and not the system restore/reinstall disk and reinstall windows after the format with the original windows disk again. If I was right, it should boot up OK with a fresh format and reinstall with the real windows CD, then install a virus scan and a spyware scan and scan and clean the old drive completely 2 or 3 times to be sure theres nothing bad left on it, then try to copy the whole disc, but skip the Windows repertory, the Program Files one too and the Documents and settings one also, cause those 3 are the ones most prone to corrupting a fresh install even if there is not any viruses in them. If it does not boot up OK after formating and reinstalling Windows though and says it's unbootable, then either there is a config error in the BIOS of the laptop, or the IDE controller that drives the disk is defective. If it's the BIOS settings, it's gonna be easy enough just changing the settings and won't cost you too much, and if its the IDE controller... then that's another story cause it's integrated in the motherboard like any other computer, so basically another computer will cost less than a new motherboard for a laptop. So if that is the case and the IDE controller is shot, you can still try to use an external USB drive to run the computer but not all computers support booting from the USB though, so before buying a brand new external drive, check the BIOS first to see if it does support USB booting.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
A PXE-61 error message is most likely a faulty hard disk.
Try reseating the hard drive first and if you still get this error message again then you need to replace the hard disk.
To boot up with the CD you maybe able to press the F12 function key when you power up the laptop, this will bring up the a menu option to select an alternate boot device. If this option is not available then go into the BIOS configuration and change the bootup order and make the CD as the first boot device and the hard disk as the second device. You can can it back later.
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
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