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Can't find boot disc and prompted for it. Keyboard drawer fell off desk onto the computer.

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    joecoolvette Aug 08, 2010

    To add to our expert moderator seanpwright's solution, if in the USA, you can contact HP Support via telephone. (Toll free) (HP bought out Compaq a long time ago) The Restoration Disk is free. The Shipping and Handling is Not. $17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship. The call is free. USA phone number is 1-800-474-6836.http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/cont... Worldwide contact numbers are at this web address,http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwco... (Copy and paste the URL into your address bar, then press the Enter key)

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You would have to order a new one from Compaq

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First, its probably best not to put your email address on this or any other web site which is similar, its like broadcasting it to the world, you could end up with loads of junk emails.

I couldn't find a manual for you but did find their website:-

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"They come as a kit that needs to be installed under your desk with the supplied hardward. You will need a #2 Phillips screwdriver and a 3/32 Inch drill bit and drill (for the screw pilot holes under the desk) to install.

Installation is very easy and straightforward using the supplied paper template. Be careful to allow for space on the side (right side if right handed) so you can push the drawer under the desk with the keyboard shelf extended. You will need a second person to hold the drawer in place as you put in (at least) two of the screws to hold the unit up under the desk while you install the rest of the screws (8 total).

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The keyboard drawer is fairly attractive and very functional.

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The mouse shelf is just a touch smaller than a typical mouse pad, but is more than adequately sized. You do need to leave a little gap on the inner edge of the mousepad if you use one for clearance with the slider. This allows you to retract the drawer".

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