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Hi I'm FJ new to Blogging it has taken a bit of time since I am about to his the big 70.
Somebody may be able to help me with a problem on a Compaq laptop Presario 2500 that will not look at the floppy drive or the Cd ROM since its hard disk dramatically crashed so I cannot load anything onto it -- any clues?
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FJ

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Go into the BIOS Setup (you have to hit F1 or Del or something when it starts up) and change the boot order so that the Floppy/CD is at the top of the list. Remember to SAVE and Exit.

When it restarts it should now try and boot off tbhose devices.

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Go into the BIOS Setup (you have to hit F1 or Del or something when it starts up) and change the boot order so that the Floppy/CD is at the top of the list. Remember to SAVE and Exit.

When it restarts it should now try and boot off tbhose devices.

I have done all of that before. Including trying a service CD that will boot on just about anything but it still will not pick up the CD Drive. I copied the OS of another system onto an HDD and put it into the computer it will boot to the Windows XP logo only. I expected that, but it does tell me that it will go past the CMOS and to the Hdd I suspect the Mother board as of being faulty but am not sure if Compaq has a unique code to pick up the drives or should I be able to load an OEM copy of Win XP Home, what do you think?
FJ

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Maybe your CD drive isnt botable. Is it old?

If theres something that says "hit f12 to choose boot device" or something then try that too

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It is a Presario 2500 (should have told you that before Sorry) The CD is a RW so that should not be a problem. To make matters worse I used drive image XML to copy a drive and clone it and I think it has wiped out one of my spare 40gig HDD's so it is out of the computer for good and back to Ghost.
I have selected both the floppy and CD on different tests but it just does not see them.
FJ

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