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Wont load anything including bios

When i turn on the system it will go to the press f1 for setup or f10 for system restore or boot menu if i press f1 for setup the computer freezes.if i let it go past that screen it goes to the next screen checksum error press f1 for setup or let the computer finish booting if i press f1 now it goes to a blank screen with a little flashing line at the top but thats it.it wont go any farther.if i let the computer continue it does the same thing. i thaught it might be the processor im not sure thank you for any help

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  • faster Dec 30, 2007

    it wont even load a cd to install a operating system and bios /setup wont load either so i can have the cd boot first

  • faster Dec 30, 2007

    did that.thats why i got the checksum message .defaults were loaded didnt help though

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    I have the same problem. When I run the recovery disc I get the progress bar w/ message "starting recovery" and then the "COMPAQ" logo with the bar moving across the screen fades in, but, nothing else. The hard drive freezes...the logo and moving bar on the screen don't change. any suggestions?

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Sounds like your operating system has been damaged and no longer works. You will need to reinstall it.

If its xp then u will need to put the hard drive in another pc to back up any data. If its vista then all your old files will be stored in windows.old on the c drive as long as u dont format it during install.

Hope this helps?

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

  • Graeme Fallows Dec 30, 2007

    Try resetting the bios by moving the cmos jumper on the motherboard to the clear postition for a few minutes then back again.

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