Was working on company machine yesterday, a Compaq Presario 2100. Employee had brought it in to get a wireless card put it for an out of state hotel. I didn't have it plugged in, as I was moving around the office with it, trying to get this and that, and my office was a bit occupied. Anyways, the battery was to be changed out, as the employee had complained about the battery barely keeping a charge. Before I could get the power cord, it died.
So while it was off, I replaced the battery pack with the replacement I had ordered. Well when I got it back up, the laptop would go through POST but would not proceed to XP. I tried 3 times, and then got out my XP CD. It wouldn't even boot to that.
So what do you all think the problem might be? I suspect bad HD, but since it won't even boot off the CD, could be more right?