Question about Compaq Presario s4020wm (DK214AR#ABA) PC Desktop
I have a compaq presario v6000 with windows XP as the OS. My computer keeps restarting after the compaq logo appears on the screen (2 seconds after the boot up) Then the computer restarts. I tried pressing F8 but nothing happens. The only think I can access is the setup by pressing F10. I tried putting in a recovery disk but it does not recognize that. I also changed the boot up order and put cd rom as the first preference. Please advice me on what I can do to solve this. Kind Regards,
It actually sounds like you might have a hardware problem. If you're comfortable with opening the computer, remove any recently added hardware. If no hardware was added, then it may be necessary to remove each of the components in the following order and retest the boot process until it functions, and replace the last part removed.
Pressing F8 and/or reading the CDROM that early in the BOOT sequence is not possible, so it's in a hardware check.
Floppy, CDROM, SoundCard, Network Card, <any other cards>, extra RAM, except one or two to be able to boot.
It is also possible that either internally or externally, a cable may be loose. If you are able reseat all the cables, this may make it work. Stuff can come loose and the computer freaks out.
Lastly, if you feel like making sure that component is the problem, start plugging all pieces back in and all may work. This would mean that something was loose.
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
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