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When I turn on my computer it will lock up on the compaq loading page where it tells me which Function buttons to push to do certain things but it gets locked there and won't let me go past it. When it decides to go past that page it gets locked up in DOS with nothing but a black screen and a hyphen in the upper left hand corner. I don't know what to do. I have a lot of family pics on my computer and don't want to lose any of them. The only other thing I have noticed is that the yellow light under the green power light just stays on. Doesn't blink and it doesn't go off. Please help me! I can't even get to system restore. I tried hitting F10 like it told me and it just locks there. What do I do?

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Hi...
I,m sorry to say....your harddrive may have bad sectors....best thing to try is a chkdisc command,to see if you can repair the hdd.....
If you have access to another computer,put your hdd in a external,and virus scan it,whilst your there,it may be a good idea to see if you can retreive you pics from there and then do a format...if your other computer doesn,t recogize it then it may be to late..
It may be time for a new hdd....
but even if you can,t retreive you pics but you can format your harddrive ..don,t worry as much,because even if you do a fresh install on the same hdd...there are programs out there that can still retreive your lost pics....even if they have been wiped..maybe not all of them but a good few....i,ve done this on other customers computers..

Hope this help,if so please rate this,as i,ve taken the time to answer your question...if i can be of any more help..

Regards

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