compac presario cq60 wont boot up

January 27, 2015 at 14:30:16
Specs: Windows 7
a friend of mine borrowed my lap top when he brought it back he said for lending it to him he put windows 7 on which I thought great but after about a month it started saying it was not a genuine copy it was a illegal copy so I bough a recovery disc to reinstall vista home but now it wont even boot up everything else lights up but it will not boot up

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#1
January 27, 2015 at 19:16:14
Do you get any error messages? Does it show the normal posting or logo screen and then stop there? I wouldn't think it was a hardware problem if all you were doing was trying to install Vista so it should show those screens and you should be able to get into bios setup, for example.

Was the recovery disk an actual recovery disk or some driver or utility disk? If the former was it the correct one for your model?

You'll either need the correct recovery disk or a generic Vista installation disk to install it.

At least some of those models came with windows 7 so if you can get a legit copy or legit product key it should install OK.


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#2
January 28, 2015 at 02:43:52
bought disc from amazon plus driver disc down loaded ok but when I put driver disc it downloaded but now it just wont boot up nothing at all blank screen ill take it a computer repairer. thanks, advice appreciated have a good day

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#3
January 28, 2015 at 05:43:19
If you never ever see anything at all on the screen then it is a hardware fault so taking it for repair is probably the right move.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
January 29, 2015 at 10:20:27
Response #2 makes no sense. Drivers get installed after Windows is installed. Not only that but drivers discs are not bootable. I don't know why you would waste your money on Vista, all you needed was a product key to register Win7. And depending on how your friend installed Win7, Vista may have been able to have been restored from the Restore/Recovery partition.

http://www.gegeek.com/documents/3DC...

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#5
January 29, 2015 at 11:17:36
ok Derek sounds like I will have to do that. thanks for your time

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#6
January 29, 2015 at 11:30:56
hi riider when I tried to remove windows seven i accidently removed the factory settings for vista home because I stored all my files on a external storage unit but I forgot to unplug it when I was trying to delete windows 7 and I lost all stored files +vista files

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#7
January 29, 2015 at 12:07:42
Even if you lost all files including Vista you would still expect to see something sometime on the screen, such as writing or a Compaq logo, or even a "no signal" screen. That is why I believe you have a hardware fault.

Many possibilities, including the screen or the cable that connects it with the motherboard. I doubt if it will prove anything but when the laptop is on, gently close the lid and watch the screen until it is nearly closed. If anything shows on it then it is probably the cable worn where it hinges. If it doesn't even sound as if it is booting it is probably something else inside.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
January 29, 2015 at 20:18:40
So you're saying that nothing shows on the screen even the normal posting or logo screen? You can't get into bios setup with F10?

I don't see how accidently erasing your external drive would affect your ability to reinstall a version of windows either from a restore disk or regular install disk, as long as there was no hardware problem. And if there was a hardware problem then whatever you had (and lost) on the external drive still wouldn't been helpful.


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#9
January 30, 2015 at 02:54:27
thanks for replying dave I am going to take it to a repair shop to see what they come up with

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#10
January 30, 2015 at 19:57:59
OK. Let us know what they say.

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