compaq Armada M700

December 27, 2009 at 11:45:16
Specs: Windows Vista
I purchased it and the hard drive was wiped. I am tring to install an OS and it will only go to the compaq screen and tell me how may kb are avalible. Why can I load the OS? Help

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December 27, 2009 at 12:13:11
How are you trying to install an OS? Do you have a CD/DVD in the CD drive? You may need to enter the setup screens and change the boot order to make the CD before the hard drive.

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December 28, 2009 at 11:29:13
Yes I am using the CD drive. I will try what you suggested. Thank you. Just learning but I will get there!!

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December 28, 2009 at 13:09:09
Are you using an OEM that matches the COA sticker on the side of the case?


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December 28, 2009 at 13:47:54
Is there even a hard drive in the computer?

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December 28, 2009 at 13:54:12
Also, the previous owner may have wiped the main partition but the restore partition may still be intact.

When booting with a Windows CD/DVD you need to hit any key when prompted. Then the installation will start. If there actually is not hard drive in the computer you will know soon enough.

How much did you pay?

Hope you didn't pay very much for it because it is old and will not be very fast.

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