I bought my laptop from ebay 6 months ago. Its a second hand(refurbished) HP Compaq. The problem is that when I try to turn it on,it just loads for several seconds then a message comes to the screen saying that there has occured some error either with the software or the hardware. On the screen you have the safe mode option but when I click on it, then it just restarts itself and comes to the same problem. What do you think could be the problem here? What will happen if I press the restart button on the back of the screen. Also,for some reason I can't go to the BIOS of the system by clicking the F buttons.
Unfortunetly I don't have an XP disc now, but I'll download the program from somewhere and try to install it. Meanwhile, I gave the laptop for repairment and they want to charge me 40 paunds. Do you think that this is a reasonable price? I don't so I'll collect it tomorrow and try to fix it myself.