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When I boot up my compaq presario sr1403wm the screen continues to a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top of the screen. If I hit the escape key at the boot menu I can select the C: drive and procede to work normally.

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Ok this is simple... You probably have the wrong boot order set up in your bois. Its more than likely set up as your cd rom first and there is a CD in there it can't read or your CD rom/DVD is starting to act up. What I would do is go into your set up at start up; usually its hit f2 or f12 or delete or something to that nature. Then find the area that shows your boot up options or boot order. Put your hard drive as the first booting selection and you should not have this problem anymore. DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS MENU BECAUSE YOU COULD MAKE YOUR COMPUTER NOT WORK ANYMORE!!!!


This solution is only if the computer boots when you select hard drive from the boot menu but doesn't boot by itself without you doing that.

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If you need further advice on this, look it up in your intruction book or your manufacture's web site.

P.S. The quickest fix might be to just take any CD ROM or any USB drive connected to the computer out.

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It means the os is not working properly or damage need to refair it..in can refair if not need to re instal the os

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