Question about Compaq 20GB NOTEBOOK HARD DRIVE KIT FOR EVO N800 SERIES (20EN800CQ)
My computer was working fine but today when i turn it on it comes up needing to use start repair, it tries to fix it but than comes uo windows cannot repair the computer automatically. the reason it gives is that something is attatched to the computer that needs to be removed before re booting to fix the problem, but nothing is attatched.the only thing i can think of that may have triggered a problem is turning the computer off without shutting it down first last night. how can i get it to start up again?
Hey I apoligise for the late reply,
Ok, first off when you turn off the computer without shutting down, windws does not get enough time to wirte necessary data to the disc, this does not always cause aproblem because sometimes there are unpredictable events such as power failure..
You might need to format your hardrive to fix this problem
To do this boot with the windows cd, it will say press any key to boot from disc. (YOU MIGHT NEED TO SET YOUR BOOT DEVICE IN THE BIOS(SETUP))
anyway fisrt off try a fresh install, leaving your current file system intact. Id that works then you will still have all your data on your disc, If not then you need to do a complete format.. Good Luck
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
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Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they might be faulty make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electical extensions
even something as small as an electrical fan and its lead can cause this problem or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs all electrical power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket
if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free
restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard
hope this helps you
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