How can i get rid of the compaq logo even after i format my hard drive .
After i format my hard drive and try to re-install windows XP on my own with my own CD. the compq logo keep popping up and make it difficult to install the operating system 3 questions
1. how can I rit of the logo to tell me press f1 or f10 and so on
2. i did not make the re covering cd which they didnot provide should i purchase one which i 'd rather not .
where 's that logo ? is in the hard drive? I don't think so , I have formatted it . is in the CPU , that might be the case . please help urgently.
Re: how can i get rid of the compaq logo even after i...
The screen that I think you're referring to is the OEM BIOS splash screen.
This particular logo / image has nothing to do with your hard drive... it is embedded on a physical chip (EEPROM or ROMBIOS) on your motherboard.
It is possible to make modifications to this particular splash screen (through a hardware hack), but I don't recommend doing it. The screen shouldn't be a problem; it sounds like you might be experiencing a "Boot Order" issue.
I'm assuming you might be having problems with the Boot Order if you're having issues with loading your OS from CD. When you have the Windows CD in the CD ROM and you reboot the system, you should see the following message flash up on the screen (immediately following your OEM BIOS Splash screen):
"Press any Key to Boot from CD..."
If you don't see this message and your CD ROM Doesn't spin up and begin to load windows...you might have a Bad CD ROM, bad CD "Disc" or...you might not have your BIOS Boot Order set up correctly.
HOW TO FIX IT:
To get into the BIOS Setup on a Compaq Presario system, do the following:
When the OEM Logo Splash screen appears, press F1 to enter the BIOS Setup. Note: On certain Compaq Presario PCs (prior to 2002) press the F10 key at the logo screen to enter setup.
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It seems that you are selecting the quick format option when installing Windows XP. Try running the XP setup again and choose the option to format the hard drive with the NTFS option, but use the standard option & NOT the "quick" option. Let me know if this solves the problem.
If you format the hard drive NTFS format you should be able to install Windows XP. If the computer is old, the hardware may not work with Windows XP. Any computer built in last 8-9 years should work with Windows XP.
For some reason your CPU is not using your RAM for memory. It is going to the .pagesys file, which is a file on your hard drive that holds Virtual Memory. Virtual memory is only used when you run out of RAM. So here are your choices. You are going to need to buy a copy of Windows XP or whatever operating system you want. Then you try two things: First Format your current hard drive to wipe it clean and reload Windows XP. That should clear up your problem if it is a software issue. If that does not work then it is a bad hard drive (but I don't think it is). If it is a hardware issue, your hard drive is corrupt, then you will need to install a new hard drive and then partition, format and load WIndows XP. Either one of those options will get you running again.
Have you tried booting the system with the restore disk, well it should reformat the system before it installs a fresh copy of windows 98 so you should back-up data before proceeding and check the boot sequence in your bios, set the first boot device to CD/DVD.
did the computer originally come with windows xp or an older operating system?looks like you may have some hardware issues.download ultimate boot cd from this link.Follow the directs to burn the image to disc.Boot from the CD and run memtest to check your memory,then run any of the hard drive diagnostic tools from the hard drive manufacturer.Let me know what happens after that.If none of the hardware fails I will recommend using one of the hard drive formatting tools to do a low level format on your hard drive and try installing the operating system again.note,if you have files that you need on the hard rive you'll lose them if you reinstall the operating system without backing them up.
Have you upgraded your system in anyway since first purchasing it? I had this same problem after formatting because I had installed a new graphics card and more RAM on my compaq machine. All I had to do was remove the additions before reformatting.
bro just one good thing you should do... if you got no important files in the hard disk just clean format the drive and reinstall a good tested OS probably windows xp pro... make sure you low level format your drive before installing the OS... also you may try updating your BIOS.
Last time this happened to me, I had to reformat and reinstall windows. I tried all those modes, and I even tried the windows repair. None of that worked, I just did a complete new install. All of the data will be lost, if you do this.
My advice, if you need some of the data on that hard drive, you need to hook the drive up to another computer and backup what you need.
Or buy another hard drive, install windows on the new drive. Now slave the old and backup the data.
what size is yous hard drive and is the windows installing it'self properly and the other problem is have you got all the motherboard drivers if not then the system will become unstable and the hard drive will need to be format back to manufactures default as the files thet were on drive are burrired deep and the only way to get rid of problems is using a program called kill disk then using your win 98 start-up floppy and fdisk the hard drive then partition then format the hard drive then install windows on then all other files for motherboard and graphics and other devices.
it should take you about 1 day to get back on line with pc up and running.
hope this helps