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Compaq F572US Not booting.

by strongwinds / November 2, 2009 2:13 AM PST

I have a compaq F572US and every time I turn it on, the system hangs at the boot screen, (compaq Logo, and option to go into BIOS) then if just restarts. I've went into the BIOS its not picking up the Hard Drive (on the self diagnostic test, says no IDE device, which is true, the drive is SATA, so...) it woln't even boot from the CD. I can get into the BIOS, I've reset the CMOS several times,still woln't boot. Any help is much apericated

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Go shopping.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2009 2:42 AM PST

This laptop was first offered in 2004. It's time has come and repair costs will outstrip its replacement.

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agreed... but
by strongwinds / November 2, 2009 3:00 AM PST
In reply to: Go shopping.

I know, I was just wondering if there is any fix.

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Given this machine's history, age.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2009 4:04 AM PST
In reply to: agreed... but

You can try the reset noted in this forum's top post (called a sticky) then a new CMOS battery but having seen these and the cost of the new motherboard it is cheaper to get another laptop.

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by strongwinds / November 2, 2009 4:46 AM PST

so it seems that the motherboard is bad?

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Or the cmos battery has expired.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2009 4:54 AM PST
In reply to: motherboard

Did you try the reset from the forum sticky?

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by strongwinds / November 2, 2009 5:56 AM PST

I have already tired reseting the CMOS, I have not tried buying a new one yet.

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Try again.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2009 9:42 AM PST
In reply to: Yes

This forum's top post called the sticky post has a reset you should try.

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