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Compaq e500 boot up problem

My E500 is now not booting up. It started a week ago with the odd time freezing screens. The only way to end this was to hold th blk button accross and hit the on/off button. Then reboot and all was ok, but it suddenly got worse. now it will not reboot it has the black screen with Compaq written on it for 3-4 mins then it says that there is 1782 disc failure. I have tried many times to reboot by repeating the above way of turning off and now if you leave it long enough it will pass this screen and go to a screen saying isert disc and strike any key when ready. I have tried reinserting the XP disc which causes the screen to flicker a lot and when it stops it still says the same message. The fan is working but it always seems to get quite hot before this problem, although it still gets quite hot but not so bad.

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  • compaq simon Sep 22, 2007

    so are you saying it is the harddrive that is u/s or if it is readable then it must be somthing else.

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Install a new hard drive or check the connections.
What I have noticed is that Armada E500 won't boot without hard drive or with broken one. Even from Live CD OS.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    (It's a bios bug. If you happen to have Armada with better bios you may have access disable your hard drive from there. If you have, then try that first if you want to run Live CD OS.)

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If it were my laptop here is what I would do: 1. Install a new hard drive. 2. Install the operating system. 3. After an anti-virus program was installed and updated, I would connect the old hard drive to the laptop using one of those external USB hard drive adapter cables. 4. If the old drive proves to be readable, copy documents/photos/bookmarks to the new hard drive. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

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    Pookeybrain Sep 23, 2007

    I'm saying your hard drive more than likely is shot, but you may get lucky and be able to read some of the data off it. I'm just assuming you have data on it that you want saved.

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