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Compaq Presario M2000

When I switch on, press f1 to resume, f10 to setup appears then freezes

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  • Tarsing Nov 20, 2007

    Still same, can' t run bios setup. When I switch on, press f1 to resume, f10 to setup appears then freezes. The screen doesn't change .

  • Roxbox Nov 25, 2007

    I have the SAME exact problem

  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2008

    Exactly same problem.

    Followed steps provided without memory it beeps but still no difference made

  • janjoowa Oct 25, 2008

    i have 100% same someone solve this problem please.janjoowa

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    me too



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Unless your machine took a bad fall down some stairs, I am guessing you have a problem with hardware. Unplug the machine and remove the battery. Unplug any external devices like cards, USB devices and printers, etc., and then reboot. Is the hard drive running? Try F10 into setup, and then select LOAD SAFE DEFAULTS AND REBOOT, or something similar. If this does not get it going, check to see if the harddrive or memory has become unseated in their bays somehow. Turn the laptop over, remove the screws covering the little doors, lovingly and gently unscrew the harddrive retaining screw and remove it, and then put it back in and secure the screws. Check to make sure the memory modules are seated correctly, and reseat them if necessary. Then try rebooting. If you get the same problem, go into the BIOS again and check to make sure you are booting to the HDD as first, and then start turning off devices in the BIOS and rebooting in cycles until it boots. Also, try booting to CD (for example, OS installation disk) and if that works, you likely have a boot problem or hardware problem on the hard drive.

Good luck....

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

  • RIchard Wheeler Nov 20, 2007

    If you are unable to get it past the BIOS boot screen, you must have a hardware problem locking out the BIOS from completing.

    Try this.

    Unplug everything and remove battery.

    Turn the machine over, uncover the hard drive in its bay, and remove it. Then try to reboot. If this does not fix it to allow you to enter the BIOS, shut down again and remove the memory and any other card from the system you find exposed on the underside of the machine.

    When you reboot, you should either get a BIOS message saying the memory count is incorrect, or other memory error, or else a beeping sound from the laptop. If you do not get one of these, I would guess you either have a motherboard problem, or, possible, the keyboard, which is connected to the motherboard by a thin ribbon, has become disconnected.

    If you get the beeping sound or a memory error, try putting the memory back in one chip at a time until you get a memory count and BIOS message and can enter the BIOS. If you put the memory back in and get the same error as before (machine locked, cannot enter the BIOS), it might be a memory problem or (more serious), a motherboard problem.

    If you cannot access the BIOS to troubleshoot the problem using the above methods, you probably need professional help with troubleshooting the hardware, or need to find a friendly geek who can help diassemble the machine, test the keyboard and memory, etc. If you want to have a bash at this process yourself, post again with the results of the above process.

    Good luck...


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Is there a master reset button for compaq pre m2000 series???? i have no disks,,

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The problem was resolved when we removed the HDD. the checked with a different HDD problem reoccured.

Removed and replaced the SATA cable. Problem Resolved.

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Does the screen change after you press "F1" ?

Do you have access to an external keyboard, if so try plugging that in while the computer is off and then using that to press "F1"

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