Compaq Presario CQ61 no bootable device [Solved/Closed]

Harro2k5 - Oct 2, 2011 at 04:23 AM - Latest reply: Ambucias 53303 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 21, 2018 Last seen
- Jun 25, 2015 at 04:44 PM
Hello,

When I load my Compaq Presario CQ61-422SA Notebook PC up, the screen is blank for a while, then it says " no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key" so I used a win xp disc to try to fix the problem, but an error message came up, my laptop is windows 7 so I probably shouldnt of done that, but it didnt change what my laptop says when I boot it up, NO BOOTABLE DEVICE, I do not have any recovery discs and I dont know what to do, I think the problem was caused because of overheating but im not sure.

Somebody help please.
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thanks but I tryed that, and my laptop just beeped constantly, then it just came up with the same thing," No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key", what is a boot disk? just a win 7 disc? please help again someone
Ambucias 53303 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 21, 2018 Last seen - Oct 5, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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Harro

Please describe the beeps

Are they long constant beeps?

One long 9 short ?

Beep pause, beep pause, beep pause...

etc.
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erm there like, beep pause, beep pause, like half a second intervals between the beeps
Ambucias 53303 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 21, 2018 Last seen - Oct 6, 2011 at 04:24 AM
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Hello Harro,

The beep code you mention indicates that the problem is linked to the CPU in other words it's a harware problem that only a qualified technician can attend to. (Harddrive, motherboard, circuits, etc)

Sorry for the bad news I wish I could have helped further.

Regards
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thanks for trying to help anyways
Ambucias 53303 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 21, 2018 Last seen - Oct 7, 2011 at 05:24 AM
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Dear Harro

You are most welcome.

Here is a link about the beep sounds, just in case you may recognize the pattern of what you heard.

http://ccm.net/faq/344-how-to-recognize-beep-errors
Ambucias 53303 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 21, 2018 Last seen - Oct 3, 2011 at 05:49 AM
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Hello Harro

All Compaqs have a recovery partition "D".

Reboot your machine and press F11 at the same time, follow the instructions.

Good luck
hi Ambucias
i read ur response and tried it as I had a similar problem..it worked. thank you I am most relieved.
Ambucias 53303 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 21, 2018 Last seen > newby - Jun 25, 2015 at 04:44 PM
Hi

All the pleasure is mine.