I rebooted the operating system on my Compaq 5330US which only got to 30% and put me back to what I said above, and tried resetting the BIOS to default settings. I also ran the Compaq BIOS IDE DPS Self-Test for my hard drive. The test failed, and it said drive replacement recommended, completion code 7. Would a simple replacement of the hard drive do the trick or maybe blow on it like a nintendo game? Nothing inside looks physically damaged but who knows. Should I just send it to the technician to get it looked at?
I hardly know anything about computers. I just started studying for the A+ certification (Mike Meyer's ComTIA A+ Essentials Exam 220-601). Your help would be very much appreciated.
Edited by lakers1436, 05 October 2008 - 10:01 PM.