1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Wont Boot Up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jodiholden86, Dec 30, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. jodiholden86

    jodiholden86 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    i recently got a desktop Compaq CQ2009f and it had Windows 7 on it but when it was purchased brand new it had Windows XP. Because i was unable to find the password i restored it to factory default and it wont boot up. I tried bootup from repair disc with no response from keyboard (tried 3 different keyboards) Diagnostics all check out good, and now i have no idea what to do....its stuck at black screen with flashing curser.
     
  2. jodiholden86

    jodiholden86 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    i recently got a desktop Compaq CQ2009f and it had Windows 7 on it but when it was purchased brand new it had Windows XP. Because i was unable to find the password i restored it to factory default and it wont boot up. I tried bootup from repair disc with no response from keyboard (tried 3 different keyboards) Diagnostics all check out good, and now i have no idea what to do....its stuck at black screen with flashing curser.
     
  3. Lance1

    Lance1

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,613
    Hello jodiholden86 and Welcome to TSG!

    Can you access the bios? Is the hard drive recognized? When you did the recovery, was it from the recovery partition or media, like a cd? Sometimes the recovery can go awry. Take a look here Performing an HP System Recovery
     
  4. jodiholden86

    jodiholden86 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    used to be able to access bios but cant now, yes hard drive is recognized and recovery was done from cd
     
  5. Lance1

    Lance1

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,613
    Have you tried the recovery option from the recovery partition?
     
  6. jodiholden86

    jodiholden86 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    how do you do that?
     
  7. Lance1

    Lance1

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,613
    Go to my post #2 Click the link and select Recovering During Startup.
     
  8. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    77,933
    First Name:
    Terry
    I merged your threads here. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic.
     
  9. jodiholden86

    jodiholden86 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    used link you gave...did everything the link said to do.... didnt work so i shut computer down and tried the next day with recovery cds and again with a repair cd but now the keyboard has no effect on computer (tried several different keyboards) when the computer asked me "would you like to boot from cd" "press any key to continue" , there is no effect on computer and i dobnt know how to boot up from cd or the hard drive, the keyboard doesnt seem to register. AAAAHHHH very frustrating!
     
  10. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    77,933
    First Name:
    Terry
    If it's a USB connected keyboard try all the USB ports--sometimes only the back ones or only the front ones work.
     
  11. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1083067

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice