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Doing a favor for a friend . The laptop is a Compaq Presario C500. The problem is it won't post and get into windows. It Comes on and gets to a black screen with the curser blinking in the top left corner.

I took the hard drive out and hooked up to my rig and retrieved docs and pics. Tested with HD Tune Pro ...sectors are fine and Health is ok.

Put it back in lappy ...booted to an XP install disk. It loaded files and progressed to the stage where it it should write the OS to the drive and says it can't detect hard drive.

My mobo detects the drive but it is undetected in the laptop....I suppose the problem is with the laptop mobo? Suggestions---- thoughts ?
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try resetting the cmos! I don't know how to do in your friends compaq so it's up to you with this one
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Originally Posted by Captain Razer View Post
try resetting the cmos! I don't know how to do in your friends compaq so it's up to you with this one

Thanks. Between your good advice and reseating the components on the mobo,I was able to format it and reinstall an OS. Reps to you my friend
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