Problem with turning Windows XP on..
Posted 30 April 2008 - 07:01 PM
On your product
You can find your model name/number on the product box. Just turn your product over, the model name and number usually appears just above the serial number.
Did you receive any recovery CD with the computer or is it just the recovery partition you used to access via F10? If the latter, then perhaps ordering a recovery CD from Compaq will allow you to reset everything to factory state.
Lets also try this. Download either of these and create a bootable CD from the .iso file
XP Recovery Console
Another XP Recovery Console
You don't burn the iso file itself to CD., you create a CD from the iso file using your CD burning software. There is a good freeware burner called DeepBurner which will do this. Another called ISO Recorder is also very easy to use.
Boot the CD and at the first opportunity, enter R to start the Recovery Console.
Next, choose which XP installation you want to login to. Normally this will be 1.
Lastly you will be asked for the Administrator password. Just press the Enter key as the Administrator does not have a password (unless you gave it one, then you would enter it).
From the command prompt, enter: chkdsk c: /r
Allow it to complete undisturbed.
Then try pressing F10 during the next boot, see if you get to the recovery partition as you used to.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 12:19 PM
So this is a laptop then. There should be two letters after the SR2000, like FR, DL, EL, EN, etc. To see why this is important, look at this web page:
Edited by Ztruker, 01 May 2008 - 12:20 PM.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:30 PM
Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:56 PM
Also, did you ever run chkdsk as I described in my previous post? That may be all that is needed to get the hard drive functional again so F10 will work.
The manuals for your PC are here: http://h10025.www1.h...C...ct=3244858
PC Troubleshooting & Maintenance Guide is the first one.
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