Laptop won't boot?

Question

my laptop will not boot up. it shows the compaq screen and the windows XP screen, but it will not go past there. i've tried everything i can, what can i do?

Answer

This question was answered on August 26, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you hear strange clicking noises it may be a sign that your HDD is dead or or dying You may also wish to attempt to boot from the cd rom drive and preform a clean install of your preferred OS Enter the bios and change the boot order so that upon powering on your pc will read straight from the disk and run the installer

Visit the following link for more info on booting from cds and learn some useful troubleshooting tricks:

http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_tips469.html

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Posted by Devin of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 26, 2004