My computer will not reboot after a power outage. There's a black screen that says "Compaq" and Esc=reboot, f1=yadda yadda, f10=system recovery but nothing happens when I hit these buttons to reboot my computer. What should I do?
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Try the soft reset. By removing the battery and power plug.
Press the ESC or F1 key for 10 seconds without removing your finger to the ESC or F1 plug the power back in.
Then when it powers up remove your finger to the ESC or F1 key.
This will reset your laptop and check the hardware problems.
Toshiba® 335 CDS
Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS
ESC then F1 or F2
Toshiba Notebook [Newer models]
1. Turn on computer by Holding down power button while pressing the ESC key. The machine will beep, then display: Check System, then press [F1] key. 2. Release ESC key 3. Press F1 key
turn of your computer..
unplug all the cables...
press and hold down the power key which is on your cpu for atleast 5 - 10 secs..
after that ..please connect the power cable.. mouse.. key board. monitor and your internet cable..
and then restart your computer..
when you restart your computer keep tapping the f1 key (i hope this is for bios)..
restore to default over there.. press enter to save.. once done this would automatically reboot..
this should fix this problem...
please post your answers.. or comments...
The Start up screen for Compaq series computers is normal, that screen takes you into your BIOS mode. when the screen appears press F1, at the bottom of the screen it will say press F5 or one of those keys to install your Default Settings, Click Yes and Exit. That should do it. Good Luck.
Some very old Sharp PCs require a Setup Diagnostics Disk to access BIOS.
Shuttle - Glamor G-Series, D'vo, Prima P2-Series, Workstation, X Mini XPC, Surveillance
Press F2 or Del on startup.
Sony - VAIO, PCG-Series, VGN-Series
Press F1, F2 or F3 after turning on the computer.
Toshiba - Portégé, Satellite, Tecra
Press F1 or Esc after powering on to access BIOS.
The following companies are either closed for business or no longer manufacture or support mainstream computers systems so verifying the following BIOS access information is nearly impossible. I have included what I could dig up for anyone who might be interested: ARI / ALR / AST (Advantage) - Press the Ctrl+Alt+Esc or Ctrl+Alt+Del keys. Cybermax - Press the Esc key. Tandon - Press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys.
I bought a Compaq Computer, 2.0Ghz, 256MB, 20GB for my College project. When i put the power on, it restarts almost immediately (so many times repeatedly). Then after such reboots, it successfully brings a message "1801 - Microcode Patch Error" and a F1-Boot directive.