Question about Compaq Presario 4090US (470016-303) PC Desktop
When i start my computer the compaq logo stays there and a thick line from the right top side just blinks need assistance
Lets check & see if your hard drive is still bootable before doing anything else. As soon as you turn on the PC start pressing the F8 key every 2 seconds on the keyboard. A Boot menue will come up. Choose your hard drive by moving the up or down arrow keys. than press enter. You should see other bootable devices like, Floppy (if you have one connected), CDROM & Hard drive. Still stuck with the blinking line? Every computer uses a differant F key to enter the Bios. Your's can be F1, F10 or F12. Just like the you did with the F8 key restart & try each untill you enter the Bios. It will help you a bunch if you have your manual that came with the PC. When you get into the Bios it will load at the main menue. You'll know this because you can set your time in this window. You will not be able to use your mouse just your keyboard. At the bottom of the screen is instructions on how to move around in the Bios. In this Main screen your looking for your hard drive. It should be listed somethink like IDE Primary Master and its nameed like "ST3250NV". Thats an exzample name. Your will be differant. Listed under the primary Master will be Primary Slave. Under that will be Secondary Master than Secondary Slave. One of the Secondary devices will list your CDROM. If you do not see anything listed for the Primary Master than your drive is faulty. The link below shows what is inside of your Presario 4090US.
You will need a new IDE hard drive.
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
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