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Oxc000000f compaq presario , when switched on says unable to load status oxc000000f, can enter bios etc ,but safe mode wont load...help

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I will assume that the that the computer is not booting. The error you describe is a boot sector error. i would recommend to boot the computer from DVD and wipe the hard drive and reinstall the operating system. If you not the techie type take the computer to a technician.

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HOW TO BREAK ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD TO Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM Notebook PC


Lost Windows password:


  • Login as Administrator. Try with no password (load safe mode if you don't see Administrator). Press F8 during boot to access Safe Mode.
  • Login as other user (if other user is available) and manage users. Must be an administrator.
  • Reformat computer.
  • Use 3rd party software to remove password. Like http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html
  • There is a free boot CD called Hirens. This one command prompt only. http://www.hirensbootcd.org/

Oct 21, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I have a Compaq Presario f700 running Windows 7 64bit. It freezes up at bootup, unless at the Compaq screen I press the [DEL] button to view the start-up sequence message. Why? How can I fix it?


Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key
this will vary depending on your computer and operating system

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
if this fails to fix the problem

During the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer

you could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell what file has been corrupted or missing you might be able to work your way through problem if you are unable to find a solution

restart back into safe mode you might need to select your operating system to load into safe mode

click start control panel administration tools computer management in the left panel events + to expand then system you will see all errors in right panel right click select properties this will tell you what has occurred and the time it occurred

you might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time
click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option

hope this helps

May 17, 2012 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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I have a compaq presario 5000 pc running windows xp home sp3 when turning on the pc i get an error msg 514-cou or chassis fan not detected the fans all work i think the rpm's are not being detected i...


restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer you could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell you if and what file has been corrupted or missing then you will know if its a hardware issue then select restart if the problem still persists f8 back into safe mode you might need to select your operating system to load into safe mode click start control panel administration tools computer management in the left panel events + to expand then system you will see all errors in right panel right click select properties this will tell you what has occurred and the time it occurred you might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time that did not have this error message or be able to work your way through it also
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS
scroll to PC health status press Enter you should see some of the temperature settings available you could disable the shutdown at the current the Temperature
hope this will help

Jul 27, 2011 | HP Compaq Presario 2500 HP Pavilion ZE...

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I get a blue screen on my compaq presario what could it be


So many computer face this blue screen fetal errors on windows.

This error comes usually when there is problem in software or driver compatibility issue with hardware or operating system.
Also this error comes when there is bed indexing unit in hard drive.
You can solve this errors with following 2 methods.
(1)When you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode.
Then if you are able to enter in safe mode then uninstall driver or software which you installed recently and face this error.
(2)If you are not able to enter in safe mode Then you need to fix error on hard drive.For that you need windows disk or recovery disk.
Boot your computer with that disk
For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 "del" key to enter in bios.
Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as your cd or dvd rom.
Then save settings and exit bios.
Insert windows disk in cd /dvd rom.
Then it boot with that disk.Then you get this message "Press any key to boot from cd.."
Then press any key.
Then follow the procedure then enter in recovery console mode then type in prompt "chkdsk /r"
Then type "y"
Then it fix error on hard drive.
Then check if again you are not able to enter in windows then boot again and this time choose "R" option for repair previous windows " then it repairs old windows then it loads again old windows.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Jun 28, 2011 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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I have a presario cq61 and have forgot my password can u help


Try starting the computer in safe mode. Turn on the computer and once the COMPAQ screen clears press F8 a few times - don't hold down the key however. Winodws stops loading at teh Startup Options screen (black, text only). From that menu use the cursor keys and ENTER to select "Safe Mode". Once Windows loads (it may look humungous!), login as the Administrator (which should now be visible). Use this account to reset your forgotten user password. Restart once complete - the computer will automatically start normally.

Apr 14, 2011 | HP Compaq Presario CQ61420us Notebook

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Desktop freezing on microsoft corporation loading screen


Please restart the computer and repeatedly tap the F8 key (you need to press F8 before windows starts to load)

A menu should appear. Select Safe Mode and press Enter

Let me know if it able to start in safe mode



Mar 10, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario Sr5410f PC, Refurbished...

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Start Normally (black screen with options)keeps re-loading itself


If you can't get into windows normally or into safe mode to try to restore the system back to a date when it worked properly then you'll need to wipe out the hard drive and start the system from scratch.

Feb 08, 2009 | Compaq Presario SR1050NX (DW257A) PC...

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I got my compaq desktop pc locked


Try starting your PC in Safe Mode.

To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Safe mode takes a while to load but once it is loaded, I think you can use control panel to get to "add/remove programs" - then hopefully you can uninstall "screen on password"

Dec 10, 2008 | Compaq Presario 2200 (292600-004) PC...

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Starting problem


start pc...after bios screen loads press F8 in order to get to safe mode options......in the list there is an option to repair windows startup problems...choose that option....it takes a little while to repair so be patient but your machine should start normally

Dec 10, 2008 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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Need to get to setup menu


either the 64kb of bios memory is damaged and not allowing the system to pass the post check, or the processor is unable to find the boot.ini file because of a corrupt hard drive or file. The first thing to try is if you are using XP is to keep pressing F8 on start up and then when windows enters safe mode select the line 'Last known good configuration' and press enter for a restart, if there is nothing major wrong then the system will boot up. If it won't boot then you are going to need to set your notebook to boot from cd drive (F2 or del on boot up and enter the bios and change first boot device to cdrom) and boot up using your; or a borrowed Windows XP disc and perform a system repair. Post back for further instructions, as it may be the hard drive that is damaged.

Aug 22, 2007 | Compaq Presario 1275 Notebook

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