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Re: Boot up problems
If it won't go past the splash screen, and you have replaced the CPU, I agree that it is probably the motherboard.
One other test you can do is, remove the memory chips, and any cards that are plugged it, and see if it beeps on start up.
If it does, count the beeps. If it doesn't it is the motherboard.
If you get beeps, plug the memory back in, and try again. Listen for beeps. Let us know what you find.
And I don't know if Compaq's do this (Dells do) when you turn it on, do the fans spin up normally? Or does it sound like a small jet? Speaking of which, do you see the fans spin up at all?
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It's sounds like you have a defective keyboard or a corrupt keyboard driver. If you have another keyboard try swapping them out. If not you can try booting the computer with the keyboard disconnected to determine if it's the keyboard. If it's not the keyboard you'll need to boot using a bootable CD and then replace the keyboard driver.
sounds like you have a virus boot your pc in safe mode to do this press f8 on your keyboard after the first startup screen you should get a screen up with boot options choose safe mode let your computer start up then run your antivirus program when finished reboot computer hopefully this will solve your problem
Either your Hard drive (hd) crashed or your hd cable or port is faulty. if your software is corrupt boot with a boot disk (assume you are using XP or Vista), press R on the blue options screen. you will be given a black dos prompt screen. Type in fixboot and type Y for an answer.
check the drive assignments in the Bios at boot up harddrive first. If there is no system on it then getting a disk with a system will only bring you to anouter awakening.
installation of a system is needed
1)chect to make sure a keyboard is in the PS2 port or usb, whichever you are used to.
2)if your computer gets past this screen but does not boot, you will need to reinstall your OS, but this will delete all your data.
if your keyboard problem persists, get a different keyboard with the connector you usually use.
although i am not conversant with your model i would suggest that when you try to boot up ,hit what ever key it suggests to recover your pc ...........possibly F11 then follow the onscreen directions,let me know how you go
Sounds like the PC is running into a hardware failure and the Compaq splash screen is probably hiding some additional information. It?s been a long time since I've owned a Compaq, however, what you need to do first is eliminate the Compaq screen to show us whatever boot details it may be hiding. I seem to recall on my old Compaq (and most Dells) I had to disable the Compaq screen in the BIOS settings.
Hitting the F10 key as soon as the Compaq screen appears I believe will get you into the BIOS program, however, be warned if you change anything in there by accident you will be causing yourself a world of trouble.
After you get into there you want to look for the Boot selection of the menu. In there somewhere will be a setting referring to something similar to ?reveal boot details? or hide splash or Compaq screen?. If it isn?t obvious let me know, I?ll have access to an older Compaq with a similar BIOS and can give you more details.
If you are able to disable the splash screen reboot the PC and watch for errors. Based on the age of the machine and past history I suspect you?ll find a boot disk or read error.