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I recently formated my compaq compter now windows wont start . it goes to the compaq logo page and gives options to boot menu , setup , system recovery but does not let me do anything ? any ideas to what i have done please ?

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Well, it sounds like your re installation windows wasn't complete. When you re-format your Hard Drive, you're erasing everything from it, that includes software and your operating system. If you used recovery disks to perform the format, they should have immediately started to unpack windows files onto the hard drive afterwards to allow you to go through the set-up process as if it was a new machine.

If you're not seeing a windows logo whatsoever, chances are your windows installation did not complete successfully. That can be caused by several reasons, most commonly due to recovery disks that are incomplete or damaged.

I would suggest re-trying your installation of your operating system using your recovery disks. If it doesn't work, you can call 1-800-hpinvent and ask them to send you a new set (usually about $15). Try those, and if you still can't get your system back up, I would have to say it's looking like a fault on your Hard Drive. If you take the unit to a Best buy store, they can tell you if your Hard Drive is functioning properly with a series of tests.

Hope that helps.

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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.

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How do I change the boot order ? It some how changed after I formatted the hard drive it turns on but it wont read install cd or flash drive so can any one help me ?


Enter BOS setup
F1 or F10 Enter Setup at the red Compaq logo or blue HP logo
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strongly urge to update bios too when possible.

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I have a dell inspiron 1545 and i need to format the hard drive how do i do it


Hi there are 2 Ways to Do it. You Choose .If this is the first time you are trying to do it on this 1545 if it was never formatted in the past use Method 1 if it was already formatted once in the past then use method 2 because method 1 wont be available. Method 2 is lengthy process.

Method 1 : Restore the computer's software to original condition.
Using Dell Factory Image Restore in Windows Vista
new_notice.jpg Notice: Restoring the original factory image erases ALL existing data. This includes files, folders, programs, drivers, E-mails, photos. Before performing a PC Restore, back up all personal files. If you do not back up your personal files, the data will be lost.
1 Turn on the computer.
2 As the computer starts, press on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
new_note.jpg Note: You must press before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.

3 Press the on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press .
4 Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
5 Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
6 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
7 In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
8 Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
9 Click Next.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
10 When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.
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Method 2: Reinstall the operating system from the OS Setup Disk. For Windows Vista

1 Insert the Windows Install DVD into the DVD drive, and then restart your computer. When the message Press any key to boot from the CD or DVD ... appears, press a key to continue booting to the DVD.
new_note.jpg Note: If the computer does not boot to DVD, follow these instructions. If it does boot to DVD ignore this note.

1 Power on the system and watch for the Dell logo to appear.

2 When the Dell logo appears, press the key to load the Boot Menu. If the menu does not appear, restart the system and tap several times at the Dell logo screen.

3 When the Boot Menu appears, highlight the CD/DVD drive (listed as "CDROM", "CD/DVD" or "CD/DVD/CD-RW") entry from the list and press .

2 After Vista Setup loads, confirm the Language, Time, Currency and Keyboard Method settings are correct then click Next.

3 On the Windows Vista Installation page, click Install Now.

4 Review the terms and click I accept the license terms to proceed.

5 On the Which type of installation do you want? window, click Custom (advanced).

6 On the Where do you want to install Windows window, make sure the largest Primary Partition is selected then click Next. If the Primary partition has 0GB free, there should be a separate line for Unallocated Space. Select this unallocated space and click Next.
new_note.jpg Note: Your computer will restart several times during installation.

7 When the Setup window appears, select a user name, password, and picture for your user account.

8 On the next couple of screens, use the default or recommended settings prompted and click Next until you see the Time & Date screen.

9 Click to select your time zone then click Next.

10 After the Thank You message appears, click Start.


If you need more details go to this page Source from Dell support site
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did you mean format the hard disk and then install the operating system.?
press F10 to enter the bios setup, then set the boot sequence to cd rom first.
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save settings and restart. after the computer restarts it will detect that you enter cd then press enter.
the next process is the usual kind of format and install your operating system.

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It may caused by the curreption(deletion) of important system files,
You can format and reinstall xp .
Restart computer when booting goes on press F5 Or DEL key to goto bios setup menu change boot order to first cd drive then hdd
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(A) Try interrupting the boot sequence and telling the computer to boot using the last known good configuration. Here's how: 1) Turn the computer on, and press F8 repeatedly until the boot options menu appears (the menu items include "Start Windows Normally," "Use Last Known Good Configuration," etc.). Use the arrow keys to select "Last Known Good Configuration" and press ENTER. The computer should boot correctly.

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3) You should then see the Setup screen for the BIOS ("Built-In Operating System") - using the arrows, find the "boot disk priority" settings and select your CD Drive as the first priority.
4) Exit setup, saving changes (usually by pressing F10). The computer should then boot normally using the CD.


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