Compac Presario Won't boot

  oicur2ys4me2 22:16 14 Feb 2008
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I was recently given a compac presario by a friend who got themselves a new laptop and didn't want the pc anymore.
When I first turned it on I had no problems.
I installed a new pioneer 20x dvd burner(SATA) and the pc refused to boot.
I removed the new burner, and still it won't boot.
It get's to the compac boot screen (black screen with compaq in big red letters and F1=setup F10=recovery console in the bottom right corner) and that's where it stays.
Pressing F1 or F10 does nothing.

Any advice would be appreciated.

thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:49 15 Feb 2008

try resetting the BIOS with the claer jumper setting or by removing the CMOS battery for a few minutes.

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