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When I boot up XP, COMPAQ logo appears next I get screen asking which OS I want to run XP or Windows. How can I lose this screen?

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If in the starting it is showing two operating system then make sure that which one is working and which one you want to remove

then boot your system with xp and right click on the my computer icon> go to properties >click on the advanced tab > then choose startup and recovery setting > there you will see defaukt operating system if it is showing two operating system then remove the OS which you dont want. Be careful to use this can reduse the time limit also.

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Why my hp desktop keep turning off error c000021a

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Yes, you can no longer downgrade, the issue is drivers and hardware. XP cannot run the new hardware. In the early days you could get drivers, but now most downgrades will lack lots of functionality. Reinstall Win 7, it works very well, once your files are PROPERLY placed.

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Compaq nc 4000, after initial hp screen, screen

old dog compaq (no OS stated, XP?) even windows 2000(omg)
nc 4000, circa 2003 it will not ever run with no ram. ever.
1 stick at a time is the test in bank 0
first off its what. a note book.
take out the battery and leave it out , they like to short.
so what does the screen do?
you did not say its 100% dead all time
no text ever
no HP logo , no Compaq logs.
dead 100% and fan runs? vents not blocked, in lint
seem the HP logo is there, so that means BIOS is alive.
logo yes...
HP logo comes out of BIOS, not the OS.
so do the BIOS hot keys work , that is next.
OS running if vastly more complex.
your service manual states hit F10 for bios. (esc, and F2 per manual)
Omg 2, it has floppy drive, wow, not seen one in a decade.

amazing HP still supports this old dog, not sure why. over 10 years.
what next the boot is next
I boot to a CD that has linux live on it, see system work perfectly?
sure. if it does that means the OS on your HDD is bad or
the HDD is dead.
so what next if true.,
my guess is support ends 2018 (xp last +10 = 18) my calcs.
get the software and manuals now while the clock does not time out. hint, hint
so what next the service manual has flow chart.
so it says, if floppy boots then the HDD will not.
that you need to test the HDD but shows no ways to do that.
FDISK it shows, (sad that)
you need to run hdd tests. we use knoppix boot to do that
if that passes we reload your OS. from scratch.
i build this or keep one handy at all times. (mines on a USB stick)

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Your Operating System (OS) is corrupted.
The best solution to this problem is to reinstall your OS using an OS installation CD.
I would also recomend upgrading to Windows XP.
You can upgrade by simply installing Windows XP on your laptop.
Back up all your data before reinstalling your OS.

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Compaq logo

It appears that the hard disk drive is not being seen in the Bios. Ensure that both the power and data cables are connected to the drive and the controller. try booting again.

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Compaq presario 2500 does not boot

you got an OS problem try to re install your OS.

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If you buy new then you don't need to install Windows XP
If you buy used then you need to reinstall all drivers

Boot into safe mode then you install all drivers

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How can i get rid of the compaq logo even after i format my hard drive .

The screen that I think you're referring to is the OEM BIOS splash screen.

This particular logo / image has nothing to do with your hard drive... it is embedded on a physical chip (EEPROM or ROMBIOS) on your motherboard.

It is possible to make modifications to this particular splash screen (through a hardware hack), but I don't recommend doing it. The screen shouldn't be a problem; it sounds like you might be experiencing a "Boot Order" issue.

I'm assuming you might be having problems with the Boot Order if you're having issues with loading your OS from CD. When you have the Windows CD in the CD ROM and you reboot the system, you should see the following message flash up on the screen (immediately following your OEM BIOS Splash screen):

"Press any Key to Boot from CD..."

If you don't see this message and your CD ROM Doesn't spin up and begin to load might have a Bad CD ROM, bad CD "Disc" might not have your BIOS Boot Order set up correctly.


To get into the BIOS Setup on a Compaq Presario system, do the following:

When the OEM Logo Splash screen appears, press F1 to enter the BIOS Setup.
Note: On certain Compaq Presario PCs (prior to 2002) press the F10 key at the logo screen to enter setup.

To change the Boot order:

Here's the URL for Compaq's Online FAQ for Changing the Boot Order:

Try changing the Boot Device Priority in the BIOS Setup: Make sure that the "CD ROM" entry is moved "Before" the entry for the Hard Drive and Network PXE:

Example Boot Order:
  1. CD ROM or Removable Media
  2. USB
  3. Floppy (if you have one)
  4. Hard Drive
  5. PXE (Network Boot)
This should help you load the OS successfully from CD (if you're not being presented with the "Press any Key to Boot from CD..." notification when rebooting with the Windows CD in the CD/ROM drive.

Please repost if this fixed your problem and rate my response!

Good Luck,


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BSoD, Garbled Screen, Boot Failure.

If you are getting garbage on the screen before windows tries to load the laptop probably has a bad motherboard.

It's possibly only the video output is going bad on it, try hooking it to an external monitor and see if you get the same weird stuff on that screen.

Good luck, let me know how it goes

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