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Compaq Presario 2200 won't start up

Discussion in 'HP & Compaq' started by Gugs, May 2, 2008.

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  1. Gugs

    Gugs Newbie

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    My laptop won't start up. I press the power button and it starts turning on, but the whirring sound that I've come to associate with startup goes away very quickly. I see the Compaq screen for a second, then a black screen with a white _ cursor, then just a black screen.
     
  2. flipfire

    flipfire Moderately Boss Super Moderator

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    1) Take out the battery pack and unplug the AC power

    2) Hold the power button for 30second or more

    3) Now only plug in the AC power and try turning it on again
     
  3. Gugs

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    No good. Same exact problem.
     
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    I was able to get into the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility, which let me run a self test on my hard drive. The results were not good.

    "Test Status: #1- 07 Fail"

    Please tell me this doesn't mean what I think it means.
     
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    HD has failed
     
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