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  1. vern433

    vern433 Thread Starter

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    My friends son has a presario 900, i hate this thing by the way, it keeps crashing on him. this time its comming up as error loading operating system. using google is how I found your site. but anyway the compaq screen comes up, then the error loading operating system comes up and I cant get it to do anything else. it also won't let me format to start over. I need to try to get this thing to load from the cd or something please help.

    thanks,
    vern 433
     
  2. rka0

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    Hello vern433. I see that you are a beginner like me so this presumed fix maybe a bit daunting for you, still you can have a look until a more experienced person can help.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326676
     
  3. Megabite

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    Try this first

    Last Known Good Configuration

    • Re start your PC
    • Immediately on startup start tapping F8
    • About every second before the window screens
    • You should see a black screen with white writing
    • Use your arrow keys to select "Last Known Good Configuration"
    • Press Enter



    Also try getting into Bios and making the Cd Rom the first in boot order and then try the Operating System CD.

    Try and get into Bios by tapping one of these immediately on Startup.

    here are the usual keys for entering Bios to press on startup.

    • {Delete} (modern Award and AMI BIOSes)
    • {F2} (modern Phoenix BIOSes)
    • {Ctrl}+{Alt}+{Esc}
    • {Ctrl}+{Esc}
    • {Alt}+{Esc}
    • {Ctrl}+{Alt}+{S}
    • {F1}
     
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  5. vern433

    vern433 Thread Starter

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    He says that he might have the recovery disk(god i hope so) but i can't get i cant get into the BIOs its password protected. and I can try any of the other things that other people have posted, because it wont boot it only shows the compac screen. which says to enter BIO press f10. than thats it error loading operating system pops up

    but to all that tried to help thanks
     
  6. vern433

    vern433 Thread Starter

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    Thanks folks for your help, finally got the computer up and running, had to install 2000 pro, that formated it and repartioned it. than reinstalle xp.
     
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