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Old 14th August, 2008, 10:25 PM
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To be honest - not a big fan of Compaq - avoided desperately when getting my laptop after issues with brothers (keyboard, battery and HDD issues). Not saying this is typical - but didnt want to risk.

But back to the point - I assume it is outside warranty. I assume that you have saved anything required. Maybe time to say goodnight - but not not quite worse case maybe - if you cant get it to run from internal HDD - it may run an optical disk based linux (ubuntu) OS - or an OS from an external/USB drive. Not ideal options - but puts some life options your way.

Still not sure what we are going to do with our (my brothers) craptop - so watching this thread to see how you get on. Seems your case is not as bad as ours though.

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