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compaq 4824 / OS

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jperi25, Feb 15, 2003.

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  1. jperi25

    jperi25 Thread Starter

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    Loading OS displayed all the time. No actions. Tried quick restore disk...didn't work. Clean hard drive.
    Quick restore has 2 disks. Tried the first one in the CDRW drive...didn't work, removed disk.
    Put second disk into read only CD drive and that didn't work either...However, now the second disk is 'stuck' in the drive. I've tried turning off the power and it didn't work.
    Any suggestions :
    1) removing the disk and 2) getting the OS loaded
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    I don't know what's happening with the 'loading OS' error, but to get that disk out of the drive, get yourself a strong paper clip, straighten it and insert it in the tiny hole on the CD drawer. You will probably have to use 5-7 lbs of pressure to get it to manually eject.
     
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    There is not a 'CD Drawer'...it is only a slot to insert the CD into. I cannot notice any 'hole' to put a straightened paperclip into. Any ideas?
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    When the cd would normally eject, wouldn't it be in a tray? If there is no external hole, your only option is to remove the drive and look for a manual mechanism. Bear in mind this is a very small pin hole you are looking for which typically would be right below the tray.
     
  5. jperi25

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    "......wouldn't it be in a tray? ...."
    Yes, it would, but in this particular model...we bought it in 1997...the hole is simply a slot that we slip the CD into. After starting it into the hole, a mechanism takes it on in. Normally I would just push the eject button on the lower right of the slot and it sends it right out. We have had a CD burner installed below it and it Does have a tray.
    I could not find a pinhole to insert the unfolded paper clip into. The felt that is where I insert the disk didn't seem to have any tiny holes just inside that I could see.
    I thank you for your advise of taking apart my computer to get to the CD but I am not knowlegeable to do that. I will take it to my local Computer Guy. Thank you very much for taking the time to reply.
     
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