How to Recover Compaq Presario Laptop on Startup

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Nothing is more frustrating for any computer owner than when his computer will no longer start up or work correctly. It is inconvenient and can cause a lot of undue anxiety. It can also make it very difficult to retrieve important files from the computer's hard drive. However, there is a reliable way to repair your Compaq Presario laptop if it happens to not start up correctly, and it only takes a couple of minutes.

  • Power on your laptop.

  • Press and hold the "F8" key as soon as the computer begins to turn on. Continue holding "F8" until the "Advanced Options" menu opens up, then release the key.

  • Use the arrow keys to navigate down to the "Repair Your Computer" option. Select it by pressing "Enter."

  • Use the arrow keys to navigate down to "Startup Repair," and select it by pressing "Enter."

  • Allow the computer to complete the diagnostic process, then restart the laptop. It should now start up normally.

Tips & Warnings

  • If this does not work the first time, try repeating the procedure. But instead of choosing "Startup Repair," select "System Restore."
  • If your computer is in constant need of restores or startup repairs, you may have damaged hardware that needs to be replaced.

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