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laptop won't load operating system!

By nabeela_hooda ·
when i turn on my compaq it says

press any key to boot from cd.....error loading operating system

i don't know what to do!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!

i tried pressing a key to boot from cd.. didn't work.. led me to a c prompt and thats it.
HELP

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The Operating System is corrupt and can not load

by OH Smeg In reply to laptop won't load operati ...

What you need to do here is to test the HDD with the Makers Testing Utility and confirm that it is OK.

I think that Compaq use Seagate HDD's so try using Seatools to test the HDD with.

http://download.seagate.com/seatools/registration.nsf/eula/desktop

If the HDD Fails the test it should be removed and tested again in a working system to confirm if it is at fault of it it is the M'Board or Connector. If it fails the second test in a working system the HDD needs replacing ad if it passes the second test the M'Board or Connector to the M'Board needs to be replaced.

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Check in the BIOS to see if the drive

by Jacky Howe In reply to laptop won't load operati ...

is being detected. If it passes the hard drive tests try this.

To try and resolve the Error Loading Operating System, update your systems BIOS. Check your user manual for information on how to do this or read the instructions that come with the update that can be found at HP's site.

Make sure that you get the right one as you can disable your system.

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