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I have a Compaq Presario S4020WM , serial number cnc32405d4. All it will do is show (insert system disk) on the screen, how can i fix it with out the system disk ?

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OS is corrupt...
u will need a WindowsXP SP3 disk....if u can find one i will tell u how to fix it....
let me know....

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XP is a virus magnet, id up graded it.

but if you love danger.
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The monitor reads: system boot failure. Insert recovery disk.


McAffee Security or adding memory cards should not effect the ability to do a system recovery, but so be it. Here is a list of presario laptops, do you know which is yours?
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s.gif s.gif s.gif s.gif s.gif s.gif » Compaq Presario CQ20-325TU Notebook PC
s.gif s.gif s.gif s.gif s.gif s.gif » Compaq Presario CQ45-325TX Notebook PC
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» Compaq Presario CQ40-325LA Notebook PC
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After reboot, before restart, take the recovery CD out and let the computer start from hard disk. Let me know what happens.

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