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SHUTTING DOWN I press the power button and the laptop starts to whine...then immediately shuts down...it does this with battery and power cord.....

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  • melball Jul 21, 2008

    It is the hard drive whining....so if I replace the harddrive will the computer come on?

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Whining usually comes from the hard drive and indicates that it's beginning to fail. Locate the hard drive in your machine, hit the power button, then listen to see if the sound is coming from the hard drive area, if so, then the hard drive is beginning to fail. As far as it failing, it may go the next time you turn it on or it my last for months, hard drives a funny that way.

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    Ryan Rogers Jul 22, 2008

    You will have to reformat the new hard drive using NTFS and reinstall the operating system. After the install you will need to download a few drivers from Compaq's support site and a few Windows updates. Then yourr machine will work just fine. If you have anymore questions, please ask.

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