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    Hello, I'm really sorry but I'm back with a previous problem but with more information. Could someone please, please help me? I've been given a 'Compaq' Presario CQ56 laptop. Its running Windows 7 Home premium with - Pentium Dual core T4500 2.30GHz. 4GB ram, 64bit operating system. When I boot it up I get the windows 7 logo with the four coloured lights, and then the screen goes blank (black screen)...with nothing! The curser (arrow) is there & visible & can be moved around via the mouse pad, but thats it!!?? I've rebooted in safe-mode & this works just fine, but I can't boot in 'normal-mode'. I've attempted to initiate a system repair via the windows7 installation disk in the drive but all I get is an error message reading: Oxc000000F 'boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible'....

    Please can you explain to me in idiot terms (because I'm an idiot) what to do? I have no other discs with the laptop & I'm fast running out of options, thank you again for your time.

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    Make sure no DVD/CD are in the trays...disconnect any external HDDs

    Make sure no flash drives are plugged in

    Go into your Bios and check to make sure that the right boot drive is selected

    It could be a failing HDD or the boot file is corrupted ....see if you can do a repair of the MBR (master boot record)
    MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record - Windows 7 Support Forums

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    How to repair the MBR (Master Boot Record) - YouTube





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    Dear abseh1, sorry to bother you. Ref your previous reply to me, I've followed every step to the letter with regard to intitiating a MBR repair but without success. I've attempted a windows system repair, but this hasn't worked either. Sometimes I can log on & run windows, and sometimes I can't but most times I can't. I've done a chkdsk which has come up clean, I've checked the HDD for bad sectors, there are none. I've carried out various diagnostics checks but no errors have been found. Could it simply be that the windows7 operating system has somehow become corrupt & I need to do a complete reformat & reinstall? I'm very tempted to do this?

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    If you think the HDD is good...you have picked a great option to reinstall

    Backup data first and good luck

    Checking if your HDD is OK
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    If you are temporarily getting the Win 7 logo...then you are booting to the HDD

    However, you will need to change the boot order to reinstall
    Reset the boot order to the default settings
    To reset the boot order to the default settings, follow the steps below.


    1. Turn on or restart the computer.
    2. While the display is blank, press the f10 key to enter the BIOS settings menu.
    3. Press the f9 key to reset the BIOS to the default settings.
    4. Press the f10 key to save the changes and exit the BIOS settings menu.

    Configuring the Boot Order in the System BIOS Compaq Presario CQ56-130SY Notebook PC | HP® Support
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