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Won't boot up

My laptop will not boot up. All I get is the Compaq page. None of the keys will work, so I can't do anything. Just returned from a trip with my laptop and it worked perfectly. Came home, plugged it in and nothing works. Hope someone can help.

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  • horonym Dec 21, 2007

    I have the same problem. I've tried all options , , plus some. The system will not respond to any key strokes at boot so you can't change boot options or enter BIOS to reconfigure. Have reseated all cables to include keyboard and still no response. Have even removed BIOS battery to try and force the BIOS to reset. Still locks on Compaq screen.

  • Rico Fault
    Rico Fault Nov 02, 2008

    Same problem. Turn on the Compaq laptop and all i get is ESC for selecting BOOT SEQUENCE or F10 for SETUP (neither will do anything). Once in a while hitting F10 will change the screen to F! CONTINUE F10 SETUP but that as far it will ever go. If I take out the memory it will complain (as expected). An whenever I use either of the 2 SIMMs I get the exact same result. I taken the drive out and same results.
    Please no suggestions to go to safe mode (the laptop does not get that far). I can not even get to SETUP.

    Anything that could make this happened? If the drive is bad (or not there) will it prevent it from going to setup?


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Press F8 while your computer starts up then and then use the safe mode to start your computer in then once it starts you can do a ststem retore just follow the instructions on the screen once it starts it will give you the option to start your computer in safe mode just click yes, try that

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