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Compaq armada e500 wont start from hibernation, only message on screen'recovering hibernation state' !

Please help need to recover vital info from this laptop!

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Re: compaq armada e500 wont start from hibernation, only...

Thanks for the response Ron, nothing on the screen at all, no flashes..etc. the thing is i wasn't installing linux, just using a live-CD
Also i have tried to hook up an external monitor, but the monitor acts like it is not receiving any signal.

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Re: compaq armada e500 wont start from hibernation, only...

Good day David!
Can you tell me a little about why you can not get to the information? (Damage, password problem, etc)
And a good day to you too, teacherep!
Ugg! Sounds like you have a nasty one there!
If it was running XP (or similar) before, then the amount of memory probably should not be an issue. Can't say why you only got a partial install, but sounds like that's what happened. If you have some recovery disks for the originally installed OS, I'd try to reinstall that.
Have you tried to bring it up in safe mode to see what happens? Or, can't you get that far? Do you have anything at all showing up on the display, even flickers or flashes?

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