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Compaq Presario CQ61 does not start up.

Compaq Presario CQ61-410US
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Have a compaq presario CQ61 that does not start up. The power button lights up, the wireless light glows orange, the LED's by Caps Lock and Num Lock blink twice every 3 seconds.


I have tried the hard reset but did not get through.

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Compaq Presario CQ61 does not start up.



Could be this...

LED blinks twice.


BIOS corruption failure.

Reset the CMOS:

1 Restore BIOS if available. (If you can access the CMOS battery, pull it out and re-seat it.)

NB:- See the Services Media Library for steps for your PC.
2 Press the Windows
+ B keys to do a BIOS recovery.
If the error persists, replace the Main-Board.

Hopefully one of these documents will cover (and solve) your problem...

Turn off the computer, and then connect the power cord.
Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time, and then press and hold the power button for 2 to 3 seconds.
Release the Power button but continue pressing the Windows and B keys. You might hear a series of beeps.
The HP BIOS Update screen displays and the recovery begins automatically. Follow any on-screen prompts to continue the startup to complete the recovery.
HP BIOS Update recovery in progress

If the HP BIOS Update screen does not display, repeat the previous steps but press the Windows key and the V key. If the screen still does not display, your computer might not support the feature or there is a hard drive issue. Continue to the next step to install a BIOS recovery file from the HP website.
If the Power light turns off, the Power button was held too long. Repeat the previous steps, making sure to hold the button for only 2 to 3 seconds.

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn.

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