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Compaq Desktop won't boot up.

My mother's Compaq Desktop won't boot up. It is a SR2010NX running Windows Vista. The fan runs but I can't hear any thing from the hard drive. I believe the hard drive is bad. Is there anyway to test it before replacing it?

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Do you have your Vista installation disc? If so, you can boot from that and then run the Windows RE troubleshooter, which should be able to test your hard drive and maybe even try to repair it.

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Hi maj
firstly you need to hear if there is any kind of noise made by your Hard disk ( this is to check if it has been physically damage)

two option:

1.then to check if it has some bad sector, you need to remove to hard disk and use it as an external harddisk or a secondary hardisk in another computer, there you can go in Accessories in your start menu and try for disk check

2. you will need a bootable cd say 98se, then boot with cdrom support,then you can run chkdsk command on your command prompt that is commonly C:\

both the options will was you if your harddisk is having bad sector or not

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