Question about Compaq Presario V4000 Notebook
Hi i have a compaq presario v4000 and all of a sudden the computer will not start up and when turned on just takes me to a screen saying windows did not start successfully a recent hardware or software change might have caused this. it gives me options to start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration and start windows normally; however i have tried doing this on all options and it trys to launch windows but brings me back to the same page. can you please help?
Hi,, this compaq is fucking,,,,,,,, even i got the same problem
Posted on Nov 29, 2007
i got something that might work but for you guys, i had a similer problem.
what you do is do a full format and load windows xp, pref sp2, then connect your laptop to the internet via an ethernet cable (larger lookking phone cable) and go onto hp's website and select your model and ONLY download the drivers for every piece of hardware that is relivent to you and once you've done that install the drivers you downloaded one by one and restart where applicable.
When restarting go into the bios via the F10 key as the system starts up and change your boot order to 1: cd rom 2: hdd 3: doesn't really matter here onwards.
after installing all your drivers and and configuring your bios restart one final time and everything should be fine. But i have experienced on problem that happens upon start up for me, it won't boot off the hdd. solution - have a windows operating system cd in your drive when booting (only tested with xp and vista discs) it will say press any key to boot from cd, don't press anything and once it goes away it won't boot from the cd and will then continue to boot of th hdd. go figure.
reformat and install xp (vista will work but complicates things with some drivers)
download drivers and install one by one while restarting where applicable
change bios boot order via F10 key to 1:cd rom 2:hdd
if any problems load a windows os disc (xp or vista) and where it says 'press any key to boot from cd' or something like that DO NOT PRESS ANYTHING. afterwards it will boot into windows
good luck all
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
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