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Compaq Presario S5000nx desktop won't boot

by othouse / December 23, 2006 3:12 PM PST

PC with XP Home won't boot and won't boot to CD (won't recognize CD drive). Cant get to desktop, Windows, etc
i've replaced the CMOS battery; reset all (F1) "start up" settings back to, boot order - floppy, CD, HDD, Network. Tried to do System Restore (F10). I've tried to boot to System Restore disk, but unsuccessful since the unit won't boot to the CD ROM. I've even tried a wipe disk to start from scratch.
Hmm, what to do?

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Re: desktop won't boot
by Kees Bakker / December 23, 2006 7:17 PM PST

What to do? Bring it to a repair shop. This sounds like some hardware error. I think a new motherboard might do the trick, but it might be it's something smaller.

Hope this helps.


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If you are wanting to fix it yourself, many sites offer..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2006 2:31 AM PST

Starting points. I use the strip it down to basics approach. There are too many web sites like this but the basics are the same. Start with just enough parts for the machine to power up. Not even beep. Now progress to beeps, then just enough parts to display a screen, then add just enough to boot a diskette or CD...

You get the idea.


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thanks for you input
by othouse / January 1, 2007 10:16 AM PST

as it turns out, i had a bad motherboard, cdrw and, of course, windows was corrupted. what an unfortunate combination of things.

thanks for your input. it was very helpful

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Thanks for the feedback..
by VAPCMD / January 1, 2007 12:52 PM PST
In reply to: thanks for you input

Was it repaired under warranty or did it come out of pocket ?


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