Hi. Here's what I have. Compac Presario CQ60-220US that several days ago received blue screen of death as I was cruising internet. Installed no new hardware, though I had used a new flash drive to remove pictures from computer to storage and while that had worked, I did not remove flash drive when I was finished. Once I received blue screen "stop error" I immediately tried the reboot with last known good configuration.
Received stop error again. Over the next couple of days, I continued to try the boot from CD, no luck, I tried the F11 recovery tool, no luck.
I went to Windows and downloaded the Vista Recovery disc, no luck.
I went to Norton and downloaded the Norton Recovery disc, no luck.
After each attempt, I continued to receive the blue screen stop error.
After much research on the internet I decided I was getting no where so determined that my hard drive was fried. Removed existing drive from laptop and ordered same Serial Ata
Disc Drive as replacement, however 500 GB instead of 250 GB. Installed this morning. I am now receiving the "no bootable device found - please insert disk."
Looking at BIOS
, time and date are correct. I've also removed and re-seated the new hard disc. I've run the Primary Hard Disk Self Test, Quick Test passed. So far Full test is executing just fine.
Please help me if you can. I am at a complete loss of what to do next. My desktop is slower than slow and my brain burns can only tolerate so much brain-hermorage during the time it takes to load one page, much less figure this out on my own. I think I've reached my end!