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Compaq evo n410c laptop When I turn on my compaq laptop a page appears saying we apologise for inconvenience but windows did not start up successfully. It gives me 5 options using arrow keys ... Safe mode safe mode networks safe modes with command networks last known succesful configuration..... Start up windows normally none of these work and it won't break out of this cycle ? Help ?

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NO OS stated, must we guess, windows, but what windows
3.1 to w10, ? name one? ( 14 versions sold)
the book even shows w2000 on some.

n410c relic Compaq (HP) (that mode you see is auto dead OS detection mode or I cant boot unstated OS)
running what? XP?

the setup page is F10, (f11 on newer boxes. vista up)
power on , hammer F10 , until the setup window pops
if the HDD is good (we test that first, or its all just a waste of time)
this failure is for only 2 causes
1: HDD bad. ?
2: OS corrupted or by actions of above.
see that,? if you can boot and run say a linux disk (knoppix best)
then the PC is ok, (hdd may be bad) so we run HDD tests.
ask how to test any HDD, not doing that now.

HP web page on this PC is still up, (Ive no idea why !)
but is up, had w98,w2k/XP when new.

seems it's a 2002/3 PC, 14 years old and HP didnt not delete the support pages, how lucky you, no?
10 years is the support time. XP is dead, at HP and MS for 3 long years now, time to upgrade to W7 if savvy, no?
XP is a virus magnet now and worse every day forward in time.

one manual page is 2002, there. software service.
HP bought COmpaq that same year,
guess why that matters?, (this pc does not have HP recovery mode.

that recovery mode you see is Microsoft only its not HP's
later years, HP added HPs famous built in recovery on the HDD
called (hp-tools and HP Recovery ) partitions.

when you push F10 or F11 the PC boots to a VIRTUAL CD OS installer. created by HP. (what ever you bought new is there)
sorry for the history but old books 2002 cant look forward in time.
so.... bingo. no F11. in any books there, its not there is way.

The book tells you there Under GUIDES
to use the HP media kit, clear as day.

HP does not sell that KIT now, leaving only these choices
1: find W7 disk with unused license (LOL) MS disks real.
2: buy it at MS, online, MS still sells w7 at MS, need a link?
3 : buy it at hacking sites and get infected.

I personally run the full knoppix HDD test. here (smart test first)

i do that so i don't spend forever installing any OS on a dead or damaged HDD , endless waste of time doing so... even days wasted.

ask here, to get the real HP opinions, on legacy PC.
ask at HP ACTUAL (amazing no?)

your books

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Try formatting a new version of Windows into the system if you don't have much to loose on it but you try this
switch off the system
remove the battery
press and hold the power button for 30 seconds
insert the battery without releasing the power button or plug directly to power source if putting the battery back will be hard for you
Then release the button and switch on the system

or google "how to clear black screen"

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Hi there
This message usually pops up in the "blue screen" This Stop message indicates that a kernel-mode process or driver attempted to access a memory address to which it did not have permission to access.
This error usually occurs after the installation of a buggy device driver, system service, or BIOS. To resolve it quickly, restart your computer, and press F8 and select "Last Known Good Configuration"
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SOURCE: how can i boot from cd rom compaq evo n410c

If you go into bios and change the boot sequense to the cd rom first than the c drive than you should be able to just put the cd rom in the drive and turn off the computer and restart and when it turns back on it should say pressany key to boot from cd rom
and to be perfectly honest with you as long as this is a bootable cd rom you should just have to put in thecd rom and reboot the computer and it should come up just like i said earlier ok?
but if not do like i said and change the boot configuration so the computer boots from the cd rom first ok?
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