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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. Worldwide contact numbers are at this web address, (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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Screen is grey and keyboard wont respond.

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I suggest you try doing a system recovery..

To start the systemrecovery:
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  2. When the Computer logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
  3. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
  4. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
If the ability to reinstall from the previous method is not available orfails, recovery of the Operating System will need to be from Recovery Media. Ifyou do not have a set of Recovery Media, you may purchase the set onlinefrom the manufacturer. Note: If your computer does not havean internal optical disc drive, an external optical disc drive will be requiredin order to recover the Operating System using Recovery Media.
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the computer logo appears on the screen, press the F12 key repeatedly to enter the computer's Boot Menu.
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Press any key on your keyboard when you are prompted. Select your language and your time when you are prompted. Select your currency and the keyboard you are using when you are prompted. Click "Next" on the screen.

Click on "Repair your computer" in the next window. Select your Windows operating system from the menu and then click on the "Next" button.

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Hi, I have received as a gift an adjustable keyboard manager, but there is no notice in the box and i have no idea of how to install it. Could you please send me the notice, in french rather than in...

Hello Sophie,

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:-

With this contact number if you're in the USA

For Keyboards and Mice
Contact Customer Support

Also, this review on a shopping website, with luck it should help you out.:-

"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).

The keyboard drawer is robust enough for normal use. I used to support trading rooms on Wall Street and it's not robust enough for one of those gorillas to whack on. For normal mortals, it should be fine.

The keyboard drawer is fairly attractive and very functional.

The keyboard drawer fits most mid sized keyboards and includes an adjustable clamp on the inner edge to keep the keyboard from sliding forward. This clamp isn't really necessary as the keyboards do a pretty good job of staying put on the ridged drawer surface.

The clamp is held in place with plastic ears, which you can bend slightly to remove the clamp entirely if you have a large keyboard. On one of our drawers I have a Logitech Wave. With it's own plam rest, it's too big for the drawer with the clamp - so I removed the clamp and it works great. With the drawer's plam rest and the keyboard's, I have a nice wide place to rest my wrists.

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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