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Compaq Presario Boot Problem [Solved]

Dylancribbz 5Posts Tuesday January 26, 2010Registration date January 28, 2010Last seen - Latest answer on Feb 13, 2015 08:45AM
Hey Guyz
I have just got a IDE 80GB HDD for my compaq presario desktop and i have connected it but when i try to boot the computer it says that system boot has failed .....
what do i need to do to fix this thank you....
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um mine is windows xp and the boot menu doesnt show up it just comes up with failure to boot operating system....
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You should still be able to access your BIOS by pressing F10 continuously once your turn on the computer. Also, you need to change the booting sequence in your BIOS from hard drive to CD-drive so you can boot the computer from the CD drive where the Windows installer is inserted.
JP- Aug 3, 2010 12:05PM
Even with boot priorities set, computer still remains in screen right before startup. even if it gets to the boot menu options it usually looks broken. idk.
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yup have done this and is working now thanks real much
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Go to http://h20000.www2.hp.com/... it will show you how to get to your BIOS. Once you are there, just go to the Advanced tab and look for HDD. You should see different options there and one of which should be Compatibility Mode or Non-AHCI Mode. Hope that helps.
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This new drive - is it a secondary drive? If you have connected a new drive to a cable with an existing drive you will need to change the jumper block to "slave" on the new drive.

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cw- Feb 13, 2015 08:45AM
My compaq cq62 it comes up as imient problems starting due to a hardware but black screen appears help
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Um no its just by itself... but i have connected all the cords and ide cables... but i believe it is because i put a IDE hard drive in when the last one was a SATA and it was only a 40GB so would i have to upgrade it?
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If your Presario is like mine F10 right after you turn on the computer will start in the BIOS screen. You then use the arrow key to move from Main to Boot. You then use the arrow key to select the CD drive then you use the + key to move the CD drive to the top of the list. F10 will then save your changes to the BIOS it will then Boot from the CD drive (where you have put the Windows install CD). Please note that after you have installed Windows you will want to move the 1st boot drive to be the hard drive.

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You may need to change the boot order in the BIOS - so that the drive is listed first.
Does the drive show in the BIOS?
I assume you have a copy of windows on this drive. If it came from another computer it may NOT boot correctly on the computer. If you are attempting to install a copy of windows the BIOS will need to be changed to first boot from the CD drive.

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Make sure to enable the Compatibility Mode or Non-AHCI Mode on your BIOS to get this to work. Make sure that you also have the original Windows Vista disk in your drive so you can format your new hard drive.
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hey um what is the BIOS sorry but im new to this stuff and the hard drive is from another computer and the hard drive did come from another computer... could you tell me how to change the BIOS so it will boot from the CD Drive
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