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My compaq cq60 will not boot up past the scrolling bar and microsoft corporation screen. I called compaq and they say my IOS is bad. Can I replace the hard drive and cure this? I have everything backed up on an external drive so I'm not worred about loosing anything.
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  1. Keep the same old drive, just do a FULL NTFS format and reinstall windows.....unless ur harddisk has crashed, this should work :)
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  3. Hi :)

    I own a laptop repair company... a CQ 60 is an OLD lappy....

    BEFORE you do the above, run a hard drive test IN DOS....Hirens cd etc... I suspect your hard drive is failing...

    All the best Brett :)
  4. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    I own a laptop repair company... a CQ 60 is an OLD lappy....

    BEFORE you do the above, run a hard drive test IN DOS....Hirens cd etc... I suspect your hard drive is failing...

    All the best Brett :)

    Thanks Brett. Heres the quandry now, I have a local shop that tested my hard drive and it's good. They will set it back to factory for around 150 bucks or will buy it from me for 100 bucks. I just don't knnow if I want to sell it or repair it.
  5. IamJerry_43 said:
    Thanks Brett. Heres the quandry now, I have a local shop that tested my hard drive and it's good. They will set it back to factory for around 150 bucks or will buy it from me for 100 bucks. I just don't knnow if I want to sell it or repair it.


    Hi :)

    Well I wouldnt pay 150 for reloading that old a lappy...

    I also wouldnt buy it for $100 lol.....I would bite their hands off if they offered you that much.... put it towards a newer lappy :)

    OR reload it back from the recovery discs or built in recovery, yourself...

    All the best Brett :)
  6. If they are offering YOU $100 fro ur old 500GB drive, then SELL IT IMMEDIATELY, and buy a new one......offer sounds too good to be true....or am i missing somethin here??
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