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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by charleylip, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. charleylip

    charleylip Thread Starter

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    I'm working on a Compaq presario 5340
    I'm trying to put a new operating system (Millennium)
    I tried xp but it doesn't have enough memory
    I tried to format the harddrive by putting it in my computer and formatting but now I can't get anything on the hard drive.It might have had 2 partions
    Also I can;'t get the bios to boot up
    It's a 12g harddrivequantum 5 1/4 series bigfoot
    Any disk I can download or any ideas I also have restore disk but can't get them to run
    I'm really stuck
    Thanks
    Charley
    PS I just want to get the computer going for the basics
     
  2. norton850

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    I would start with your comment about can't get the BIOS to boot up. When you turn the system on do you get anything at all on the screen?
     
  3. charleylip

    charleylip Thread Starter

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    yes I get the compaq logo but I can't get to the setup screen
    I can also boot up with a 98 disk
    Also I tried clearing the bios by changing the dip switch or whatever you call it and re setting
    Any ideas
    Thanks
     
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