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I have a ten year old compaq presario. i turned it on and a black screen came up with a white underscore at the top left corner. the underscore blinks repeatedly forever! i have looked inside my computer and could not find any loose connections. i have also tried using the Compaq Quick Restore, when it got to 98% it showed ERROR#48. i dont know what to do!

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  • Rick Arnold May 11, 2010

    Sorry to hear of you problem, switch off and remove the case, look for a small silver disk battery, remove it, and boot your PC, switch it off and replace the battery, you may need to put a new battery in, I have had this problem myself in the past. Good luck.

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It sounds like the Hard disk has failed. You might be able to replace it if you can get one from a computer swap meet. but you are likely up for a new PC.

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