Compaq Presario Laptop 18XL4
Posted on 2004-10-13
I have a Compaq Presario Laptop that originally came with WinMe, it was upgraded to WinXP. The laptop was taken back to the store where it was purchased and they replaced the hard drive controller, noe when system starts up I get an device conflict error and an option to enter BIOS, but when I enter BIOS there are only extremely basic settings like time and date and not much else to change. Most BIOS' that I have seen have intergrated peripheral and the likes to adjust. If I bypass the setup and load Win, it loads OK, but the HD is making a load whining noise now.
I beleive I have a HD that is getting ready to go bad.
Could the HD controller cause the BIOS conflict?
Why are there no options in my BIOS like other systems?