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Hello, When i on my lappy,it didnt start directly as usual and it will be suddenly off. And i need to on again and again by using Last Known Good Configuration or start your laptop in normal mode Then my lappy will start to work. After 20-30 minutes - blue screen appear on my lappy and it say Hardware Mulfunction Please contact your hardware vendor for support System Halted My lappy is compac presario CQ20 Any solution for this problem.... Thank you.

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Press windows Key third key on bottom left and press R key at the same time. Type last known good configuration in box and hit run. This should clear it or you can set it back to a known last configuration as by date and time you knew it was working properly.

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hey guys,
i got something that might work but for you guys, i had a similer problem.

what you do is do a full format and load windows xp, pref sp2, then connect your laptop to the internet via an ethernet cable (larger lookking phone cable) and go onto hp's website and select your model and ONLY download the drivers for every piece of hardware that is relivent to you and once you've done that install the drivers you downloaded one by one and restart where applicable.

When restarting go into the bios via the F10 key as the system starts up and change your boot order to 1: cd rom 2: hdd 3: doesn't really matter here onwards.

after installing all your drivers and and configuring your bios restart one final time and everything should be fine. But i have experienced on problem that happens upon start up for me, it won't boot off the hdd. solution - have a windows operating system cd in your drive when booting (only tested with xp and vista discs) it will say press any key to boot from cd, don't press anything and once it goes away it won't boot from the cd and will then continue to boot of th hdd. go figure.

reformat and install xp (vista will work but complicates things with some drivers)
download drivers and install one by one while restarting where applicable
change bios boot order via F10 key to 1:cd rom 2:hdd
if any problems load a windows os disc (xp or vista) and where it says 'press any key to boot from cd' or something like that DO NOT PRESS ANYTHING. afterwards it will boot into windows

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From the error report, it sounds like you have a bad memory chip (RAM).
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First, if you can run hard disk drive diagnostics, because many times a windows failure is based on the Hard Drive failing. If the Hard drive checks out, since you cannot access the Windows enviroment, you'll likely be re-installing Windows and loading drivers again. I hope your data is already backed up, otherwise it may be gone

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change ram.... or change PCI devices .... this problem come due to bad hardware..

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Hello, doing a "last known good configuration" Works most of the time. Here is how to do it:

1. Make sure your computer is powered down.

2. Turn your computer on and immediately start pressing F8 on your keyboard repeatedly until you see a black screen with white writing that gives you a list of boot options.

3. Use the down arrow on your keyboard to select the Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced) option.

4. Press Enter on your keyboard and cross your fingers.

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To start your computer by using the Last Known Good Configuration feature, follow these steps:
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Hi again and welcome back to FixYa,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Would initially suggest to clean the memory(/ies). Turn over the laptop, behind one of the panels/lid/cover secured by a screw or two would be the memory modules. Snap them out, use a hard pencil eraser to clean the little gold pins, a dry brush on the memory slots and re-insert the memories back, try again.

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