Hello, I took my old Compaq ME to the computer dr. today, for help getting some docs and pics removed before donating it. I put it into hybernate when I left there. When I got it home, I could not get it to boot. I have tried Ctrl-Alt-Del, I have turned it off/on. I have removed batt. and waited. Still only goes so far as "Restoring Windows" caption and stops there. Help!
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It sounds like there could be an issue with Windows. If you have gotten everything off of it that you need, I'd recommend using the OS disk, wiping the laptop (formatting) and re-installing windows.