Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

old computer


  • Please log in to reply

#1
tonyb123

tonyb123

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
my cousin gave me an old computer he had in his garage that i cant start up. origanally the problem was i didnt have any ram on the computer, but i took some off of another computer. now i get to a screen that just says COMPAQ and has a motionless hourglass at the bottom left corner. it only has a 6 gig harddrive and it is probable worthless, but i would like to fix it for personal improvement.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
kidnova

kidnova

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 424 posts
Did you install the OS yourself or are you trying to start it with the previous software? If you have access to an OS disk then I would attempt to install the software from scratch. Of course you need to check the additional specs to see what OS's the system will support. What type of processor, how much RAM, what type of PSU, etc?
  • 0

#3
SirKenin

SirKenin

    Member

  • Banned
  • PipPip
  • 69 posts
No, if he is only getting the hourglass on the Compaq screen something else is wrong. He won't even get a chance to install Windows, as the computer won't get that far.

I think I would try to enter the BIOS and reset it to the defaults and take it from there...
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP