PC won't boot up

  imperial4cereal 23:31 15 Jan 2007

My parents Compaq Presario SR1010 NX won't load anything past the compaq boot screen. Its a fairly old computer. I tinkered with it for a while and I can't seem to make it load. What could some of the obvious problems be so I have something to tell them?

  woodchip 23:33 15 Jan 2007

Is this running Win98se?

  imperial4cereal 23:38 15 Jan 2007


  woodchip 23:44 15 Jan 2007

Try keep tapping F8 as the computer start, then choose Safe Mode. If you can get into Safe Mode you may be able to run System Restore

  imperial4cereal 23:53 15 Jan 2007

The only F's that seem to do anything are 1 and 10. 1 takes me to BIOS and 10 should take me to system restore but won't load it.

  woodchip 23:55 15 Jan 2007

If you have a full XP CD you need to put that in and boot with it and do a XP repair click here

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