Compaq 2104 slow start

  northy44 13:38 22 Feb 2008

Hi hope someone can help - I have a problem with a compaq presario 2104, when pressing the on button, the button lights but nothing happens for two or three minutes. After this the HP logo is displayed, then the computer checks the RAM and drives in DOS mode. At this point it says: Warning - the EEPROM has been re-initialized. Eventually it starts and runs fine. I have done a system restore and checked the hard drive at set-up- no change. Have been onto compaq and they tell me it needs to go to a repairer, is there any way to fix it myself.

I can find my way around a computer fairly easliy - installed new RAM (2 years ago) and hard -drive,


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