Question about HP Compaq nc6320 Notebook
Hi! I bought a laptop Compaq NC6320 from a Flea market for my kids to use for school. When I turn on the machine, it said: missing boot segment or something. Fortunately, it came with the orginal boot cd for windows xp. So, I decided to go to the set up screen and make it bootable from the CD and reload windows xp. However, when I get to the point of re-install windows xp, it doesn't recognize the hard drive. I belive the hard drive is locked with a password. How could I by pass this issue? Thank you.
I had the same problem. This is how I reset my password on a compaq or hp nc6320.
1. unplug the power cord
2. unplug the battery
3. take two screws from the ram cover on the back of the laptop (see youtube for this step)
4. open the keyboard
5. unplug the cmos battery cable (very easy to do)
6. plug power cable and turn on the laptop
7. laptop would erase passwords.
8. put everything back together.
A pleasure to help.
Posted on May 16, 2008
To reset the windows password, go here.
download the USB image and follow the instructions on how to create such an image, or download the ISO and burn it to CD. it tells you how so do not freak out.
Posted on Oct 12, 2012
No its not blocked by password. Windows XP is able to detect hard disk with SATA interface.
If you will make your SATA disabled in your BIOS, then you can easily install the windows xp.
Posted on Mar 26, 2008
You have to replace the hard drive , there is no way to get past it
, you can purchase a 30 or 40 gb for about 40 to 60 dollar,
They are not that hard to replace 15 mim. the most
Posted on Mar 24, 2008
Ok first of all when u start ur pc you will see for a short time which key to press to enter setup(usually f 10) setup is your bios.
so enter bios and go to advanced tab and enable boot from cd,also can change boot order( cd first)
save and exit.startup pc with operating disk in cd drive and press any key when prompted.
choose install windows then system will check for previous os and inform u of any os.choose install new and format partition.
once windows installed you may have to find various drivers separatly like vga,wireless,pci modem.if you use wireless get drivers for it and save on cd beforehand then all you have to do is install your wireless get online and install any others you may need.
Posted on Apr 07, 2008
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