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Lap top won't get beyond the compaq start up screen...then says operating system not found it did this once before ans they did a system restore..I need help to do it

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you can try a reformating your laptop, but when you reformat your laptop be sure that you overwrite your OS so that your data will not be lost.

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Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.

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Now you will find a window with Dates, Description and Type,

Note: It is better if you could remember from which date you are facing the issue, try to select a date prior to that date.


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Now, Click on Next and System Restore will start. Click on the Finish button and windows will take a reboot.



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* Make sure the hard drive power connector and ribbon cable are connected.
* Swap the hard drive.

Check the Bios settings and see if the hard drive is recognized as an boot device.

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A hard disc which has failed can be identified physically by noise when you shake it slightly..

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My Compaque laptop makes a loud buzzing noise when I turn it on.


if you are in warrranty call HP
or try to tap f11 when NoteBook starts ...and you get recovery manager....click next....you'll get system restore click yes ....and select a restore point manually ...select the date when it worked and click next and let it go thru.....

if that fails then do f11 again and click no on system restore and yes on recovery manager and click next and select without backing up data and do the recovery i.e. reinstall the whole OS

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When i turn my lap top on i get the hp on screen and then it comes up either err2err3 or corupt file, last night on pressing f12 for windows to fix problem all i got was windows is loading files, but i can...


NO computer stated, make COmpaq,. no model vast sold all old.
NO OS stated.
wow, must we guess the moon ,stars and sky?

HP owns Compaq, and compaq is mostly a dead product now and for support (free) why mess with relic iron and OS>?
the newer PC's have hot key, F10 or F11 (changed at VISTA)
its job is reload the OS, called HP restore.
if those keys fail the hdd is not good..
HDD not Original
not HP, hdd, with HDD restore partition on board.
or HDD is bad.or someone corrupted these partitions.
or someone loaded, MS OS on it. do not load Microsoft disks her.
or was never there new, as was true on first compaq.(unstated by u)

if the hdd is bad it its bad, the bios test is just toy, we have vastly better tests disk, endless topic, can take all day to test any HDD.
the HP disk sets are not sold by HP but are 3rd party

you can read just like me, look your disk by self

https://restore.solutions/dv/laptop/compaq/


if the HDD is good, (may be not)
there are only 2 pathes.
HP install disks
or hope F10 works, I cant read you book to you ,and would but you never once disclosed the service tag data.

see this crude example that is a service tag.
it tells the helper what you own..
HP will ask for serial #, as that also tells options I cant ever guess.

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I want to restore my laptop to factory settings. I have a compaq, presario v4000 but it did not come with a system restore cd.


baby,
There is an option to make system restore disk for your Lap.
Goto Start->Program -> HP Recovery -> Create System recovery.
WARRNING: its one time runnign software. So use good quality DVD to make your recovery DVD and keep it safe.
It might take 2-3 DVD so be patient as it will take time.
  • After creating DVD, make copy of all your important documents/file to any where like flash memory/CD or DVD as all the files and softwares will be deleted which you have installed/copied or saved after first boot.
  • Then re-start your lap with the created first recovery DVD.
  • Follow the on screen instructions...

There is also a way to run your recovery from your HDD.
  • Keep pressing F9 after booting your lap till Boot Selection menu appears. Select Recovery and follow the on screen instructions. But before recovery make all backups of your important data.

If any question just..Ask me.

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