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Wont boot up

When I turn on my presario X100 it shows Compaq logo and wont go any further. If I press F10 is says "entering setup" and never does.

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    compaq comp wnot boot up, i checked the hard driveand its fine when i put it in a differt laptop

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Hiya do you know if you have a recovery partition? if so pressing f12 on startup enters the recovery partition, the down side is if this does work you will lose everything as it will be back to factory settings

hope this helps

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

  • tony poole
    tony poole Jul 20, 2008

    you have rated as Inappropriate, did you look to see if you have a recovery partition?? if it hasnt and you got back to me i could have given you further instructions to rectify your problem

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This particular logo / image has nothing to do with your hard drive... it is embedded on a physical chip (EEPROM or ROMBIOS) on your motherboard.

It is possible to make modifications to this particular splash screen (through a hardware hack), but I don't recommend doing it. The screen shouldn't be a problem; it sounds like you might be experiencing a "Boot Order" issue.

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Please repost if this fixed your problem and rate my response!

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