Presario CQ56 - 154CA does not load BIOS

Hello, I have a compaq presario CQ56 - 154 mobile CA. I deleted the hard drive using DriveCleanser to True Image Home 2011 and then tried to load the recovery with F11 (or F10 or whatever it is) Manager, but now all I get is a red screen with the big Q logo with "Press ESC for boot menu" on the bottom left and it just hangs there. I wipe the Win7 and system partitions, but not the recovery partition. I did a backup of these 3 partitions on my external hard drive, but the laptop does not start from a flash drive bootable, that I did in True Image, nor any of my startup CD and I set the bios to boot from flash first, then the DVD, then drive before wiping.

I don't have the DVD with Recovery Manager recovery in Win7, but I wouldn't need them not from the recovery partition is still there.

I read that some Compaq portable computers use a utility on the hard drive to load the bios, boot etc menu, so if this is the case with mine, then it has been completely removed. If this is the case, is there a way I can get it on the drive?

If this isn't the case, I could try to remove the drive and put it in an envelope outside and connect to my office. It is possible that I can use the flash drive to use True Image to restore wiped two partitions. Also, I read that in this case, remove the disc and then turn on the laptop may allow the bios load, but I'd really prefer not to take the drive if I have to.

I have faith in your ability to help me with this, thanks!

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I seem to have solved the problem! As soon as I was able to restore the partition of 'System', which is the partition active, the bios loaded no problem. After the release of the bios, the Recovery Manager has finally started automatically and I was able to restore the laptop to its "out-of-box" State

What I did buy a 2 1/2 inch, SATA HARD drive, USB adapter I used to connect the player to the laptop on my desk. I used my flash boot disk image first restore the MBR on the drive by using the backup that I did. That did not work. Then I restored the system partition, crossed my fingers and pulled to the top of the laptop again and finally the Recovery Manager came. It was the most beautiful thing I've seen in days.

A little advice. If you want to clear Win7 out of your Compaq, say you want to sell or something, and you want to use a method of multiple passes, clean partition "Win7". Don't wipe the 'HP tools', the 'system', or the 'Recovery' partitions (is there such partitions). If none of this has meaning for you, find a friend or a tech store, he does not sense of. I consider myself lucky.

Thanks Charles for your answers, I appreciate them!

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