My first problem is that I was given a laptop:
HP Compaq nx7400
to clean off. Simple enough, right? I thought it was. But when I initially turned it on, it was on a screen that was asking for a Recovery disc. (I'm not sure, but I'm supposing whomever had it before me tried to run the Recovery Process or something?) Anyhow, so I popped the disc in and away it went... or so I thought. It hung and then it rebooted. When it came back on, it was just a black screen with a blinking underscore cursor in the upper left corner. It will just sit there and blink and then maybe ten minutes of blinking it will start to beep loudly. Honestly, I have no idea... Now it appears as though a few of the laptops I've been given have the same problem.
Can anyone here help me out? LOL Any and all help is apreciated...
Oh and I'm sorry if this is the wrong spot to post this. I'm totally new here.