Question about Compaq IDE CD-Rom Drive Presario 500 (177072001)

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How do i fix a presario 500

When i switch on my pc it does not show any icon though the mouse does move when i do move it.
please do help cause am in desperate need

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Re: how do i fix a presario 500

I think its the HDD problem.  Replace the HDD with any other
Re-install the OS correctly

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Re: how do i fix a presario 500

Go with safe mode ( with F5 OR F8 key) and go START -RUN then type ms config then go to STARTUP and desable all ( just don't desable antivirus) APPLY + RESTART!

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Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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dear sir

yes i can help u strongly... first of all u have to turn of laptop then connect yr laptop and tv then turn laptop on now when windows appeair. laptop screen has icon and other has plane wallpaper so now go to display propaties ( click on desktop>go to propaties>setting> now it's show's 2 monitor screen on display screen click in inditeficate... how it's show "Expand display " somthing like that just remove select earrow now click apply... if it's not worked go to advance then go to adaptor setting and find display setting and select "CLONE" it's male both laptop and tv screen as's help u...:)

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