Got a Compaq NX9000 and can't seem to do anything with it

By neilt065t
Mar 9, 2013
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  1. I recently got a laptop it turns on well it doesnt boot up ive tried installing windows xp and nothing happens also ive tried wiping the hard drive using various disk erasers and nothing happens also tried using different hard drives but the xp disc ive got and the Dban and other disk erasers ive got only work when I take the hard drive out I really need help im baffled by it nothing seems to work when any hard drive is inserted?????? please help me
  2. stonarda

    stonarda TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 178   +17

    Have you looked at the BIOS and checked the boot settings are correct? :)
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    Try booting off USB.

    Or play with BIOS boot settings.
  4. neilt065t

    neilt065t Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yeah ive tried both and still nothing its very weird ive tried different ram aswell but still nothing
  5. neilt065t

    neilt065t Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yes ive done that ut still nothing happens its like when a hard drive is inserted the laptop freezes :(
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,280   +180

    Neil065t, please do not start more than one thread on the same topic. I merged them.
  7. neilt065t

    neilt065t Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  8. neilt065t

    neilt065t Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I've literally tried everything but nothing works I'm starting to think its just the laptop that's broken beyond repair!!!
  9. BigBen007

    BigBen007 Newcomer, in training

    So it boots into bios? what happens when you just switch it on, does it post? when you say nothing hapend when you tried to install windows did you get it to boot from disk? into the windows xp install screen? is the charger original to the machine?

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