Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

site:tomshardware com replace hard drive compaq cq60 laptop ios

Last response: in CPUs
Share
July 13, 2012 12:38:23 PM

Hello,
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.
a b à CPUs
July 13, 2012 4:54:35 PM

Keep the same old drive, just do a FULL NTFS format and reinstall windows.....unless ur harddisk has crashed, this should work :) 
m
0
l
Related resources
a b à CPUs
July 13, 2012 11:55:51 PM

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 :) 
m
0
l
July 14, 2012 12:38:19 AM

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.
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
July 14, 2012 1:25:21 AM

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 :) 
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
July 14, 2012 2:21:27 AM

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??
m
0
l
!