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compaq presario v2000 No recording device found

Q: compaq presario v2000 No recording device found

I have windows 7 on compaq presario v2000 laptop. I want to use audacity to record some music from the internet, but when I click on it, it says 'No recording device found'. This is strange, cause I thought the sound card would be what audacity uses to record from, and I dont know what else a recording device would be. Besides on another laptop, a dell inspiron 2200 which has windows xp, everything works fine.

So why is not working on the compaq presrio v2000? I can listen to audio just fine, but I cannot record it.


A: compaq presario v2000 No recording device found

It's...not that simple.

What format is this music that you want to record...being streamed in? What website is the source?

I don't use Audacity, but I've played with it a couple of times...but I was never interested in recording, only the mixing/editing of music files I have on hand. Try reviewing the instructions for using it to record.

As for music via the Internet...I download .flv files from YouTube. Then I must either use a player for that format to enjoy the downloaded video...or I can convert the .flv file to a different format. I convert them to .mp3 files, I'm not interested in the visuals.

What I'm getting cannot record music that you hear on your system...just because you can hear it when on the Internet.

As for recording from the soundcard...yes, that can happen. But only if you provide an input via either the microphone or the external input connection. For example...I can use one of CD players and connect to an amplifier...and pass that signal into my computer via the soundcard...and record the music from the CD.

If we can figure out what you are trying to do, you can probably get instructions on how to do it.


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hello my laptop started melting charger tips from my sister used an universal charger since it wuz hers then. I checked the universal charger specs and it was not compatible with computer.The charger for my laptop is working perfectly bt when ever charging the tip gets extremely hot untill it starts to melt. I have recently changed the charging port on the motherboard but the laptop is still heating the charger tip. The system is compaq presario v2000 currently running on xp pro. i dnt want to purchase a new motherboard any suggestions on what needs to be changed.

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I just got a used Compaq Presario V2000 laptop. It was working fine but it was running slow and there were some other problems so I formatted the drive and installed windows xp. Now, all of the hardware is unrecognized. The speakers arent found, the video card isnt found, the monitor, wifi internet, etc. Everything either isnt found or its generic so under monitor it just says "Video Monitor". Can anyone help me with this? I got it used so I dont have a recovery disk or anything. Here are the specs:

1.7 or so Ghz Amd Sempron 3100+
around 896mb of ram
128mb ATI RADEON video card (forget which one)
Altec Lansing speakers

Thats all I know from the top of my head. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could help me.

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Is it possible to remove the keys or keyboard for cleaning? I haven't found anything about this in the online user's manual that I found. Also, is it possible to replace individual keys?


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I have a compaq v2000 wont power up.. I seen the other thread on this subject and check and removed the compasators to check them... Unit will not power up.. I follow the 18V supply off the MB power connector to a 8 pin chip right after PR63 labeled PQ24 .. If Check from Ground to one side of the chip it gets 18V from power. and other side is look like strait through like a power switch (FET)... I tried to find the data sheet and nothing availible. Also showing on the compasitors from the forum
Compaq Presario M2000 Won't Power up

I seem to show a .09 ohm on the positive side of the contact to the other on where one of the caps would sit...

also showing .09 ohms from ground to the positive side of the cap contact on the board with the cap removed.

.09 is close to a short of some sort correct?

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Guys, I have looked all over the net trying to find a solution for this. Hope someone here can help.

My sister has a Compaq Presario that she bought new, with WinXPHome installed. It is completely fried...every keystroke takes at least several minutes to work. I defragged (didn't look bad....but took over an hour to complete) Nothing I did helped. She did not get any restore Discs, and there is no hidden partition on her HD. Windows restore only went back a couple of months...did not help.

I did notice even when new that it seemed sluggish. It is a Turion 64, about 1.6 gig, I think.

I did a Ghost (a several hour job!) of the HD (just in case), then formatted, after saving and downloading all drivers.
I have a Boxed XPHome full install CD, that my wife uses on her computer. I tried to use that disc, with my sister's number, which did not work.

I did put a full working XPPro on the Compaq, just to verify that it would work good. It does. Plenty fast, all the saved hardware drivers work. However, I can't leave it there, as she won't be able to activate it, besides which she likes XPHome.

Can anyone here tell me how to use my XPHome disc, and get it authenticated with her number?
Someone elsewhere said to use my disc, with my number to install, and then CALL Microsoft for an activation number, after telling them on the phone what I had to do. Do you agree with this?

Thanks for your help.

A:Solved: Compaq Presario V2000 Fried

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The OEM 12-cell's no longer available for my old but trusty Compaq Presario V2000.

I see lots of "OEM-equivalents" but many look sketchy.

I really don't want to toast my laptop with a dud battery.

Any recommended vendors or sources?

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Try Had pretty good luck with them.

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I scanned with malwarebytes, used ccleaner, glary utities, did a defrag, removed many of the autostarting programs. No viruses or spyware , so what is slowing down the computer

A:Laptop is slow compaq presario v2000

What version of Win7 did you install? Did you do a 'clean install'? (the only way to update XP to Win7) Have you updated drivers?
My Compaq Presario V2000 came with XP pro on it.

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I have a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop, about 4 years old, and it fails to start up 100% of the time. Successful start ups happen now around 40% of the time. Typically it starts up with the Compaq logo at the beginning and either stops there or goes blank to the cursor at the top left corner. I've tried to open it on safe mode when it doesn't start up properly, but to no avail or I forcefully shut down the computer until it starts up. Is there a way to ensure that it does start up, because I have gone through dry spells for weeks before I have a successful start up?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm not so savvy on the computer lingo so relatively simple explanations are greatly appreciated as well!

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I loaded Win 7 on a compaq presario v2000, which originally had win xp on it. Anyways windows 7 loaded fine, the only thing is that when I look in device manager, there is one entry called mass storage controller that has a yellow exclamation mark on it. I have uninstalled it and did a 'scan for hardware changes', and initially the computer says 'installing driver' but ends up saying 'device driver not installed successfully'. Where can I find this driver? Its not listed on the hp site for my computer.

There are two changes I made, and Im wondering if that is why I dont have a driver for the mass storage controller. First, the system originally had windows xp on it, and second, the processor is a 64 bit AMD turion and the operating system I installed is 32 bit.

If those arent what would cause the issue then I dont know why Im facing the problem. Helppppppppppppp

A:compaq presario v2000: mass storage controller

Does it say USB Mass Storage Controller, or just Mass Storage Controller?

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i reinstall windows xp home edition and need the correct drivers for my compaq presario v2000. most of the drivers on the hp website doesn't seen to work such as the bios and sound drivers. i get some kind of error why trying to install them. my computer can't get sound. am i downloading the correct drivers? where can i download the correct drivers or is there a cd i can download with the drivers?

A:compaq presario v2000 driver and sound problem

There are three models on the HP site.
Compaq Presario V2000 CTO Notebook PC

Compaq Presario V2000T CTO Notebook PC

Compaq Presario V2000Z CTO Notebook PC

Which one is yours?

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A:pentium IIII 2ghz processor in a Compaq Presario V2000

Did you buy a Pentium 4, or a Pentium M? There is a difference, and I believe that only the Pentium M will work in that motherboard. Also, it has to be a Dothan or Sonoma core. If you're not sure which one you have, post the code on the CPU here, and we can figure it out from that. It should be printed on the metal part of the CPU.

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I am experiencing a very slow bootup on a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop running Win XP Home. I've run the spyware scans and have actively been using Norton Antivirus 2006, until just uninstalling it this afternoon (hoping to speed up the boot). I notice that the icons in the system tray appear one by one, very slowly. Any feedback is appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:03:04 PM, on 12/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 4.2\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
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I have a compaq presario 2170us. My buddy was on the screen that had what programs run on startup and hit the uncheck all button then restart. Now i cannot get it to do anything but tell me that the operating system not found. I have tried everything i can possibly think of but nothing seems to fix it. does anyone have any suggestions that may help?

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when trying to boot up, message 'OS not found' so no option to get into anything, made a copy on thumb drive 2 Mo. ago but no OS wont recognize. HELP

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The hard drive may be corrupted or just bad. Can you get into the BIOS (F10) and run the hard drive test?

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Somoene brought me this notebook to see if I could install a hard drive in it. They brought me a 2.5" drive but something is something missing?

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I have a Compaq Presario V2000 in which windows is not opening ... When I turn on the laptop it gets stuck starting windows xp. Any ideas?

Thank you for your help

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Reboot the computer and as it's booting repeatedly tap the F8 key to get to the Safe Mode menu. Once there select "Last known good configuration".

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Hi i have a Compaq Presario V2000 series laptop and it has suddenly started shutting off when i stream online videos or open up a game like world of warcraft. i have been running windows 7 on it ever since beta came out and also have the full version. it never gave problems until a week ago. now all i can do i watch videos existing on my hard drive or browse internet without watching videos.

i have the speed fan program installed and highest temperature i saw was 52.. fan speed doesnt show.

but the fan keeps making loud noises in a pattern .. it stays quiet for a bit, then gets loud to remove heat then goes back to quiet. all of this takes place within 5 secs. and keeps repeating.

i have a partition on my HDD one has xp and other has windows 7. both have the same problems so i know its a hardware issue.

can any of you spot any obvious problem?

A:Presario V2000 Shuts off

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I just finished a re-install of XP on a Compaq Presario 2100 Laptop, Now I have no wireless access capabilities what so ever.. I don't even see a switch to turn the antenna on.. And there is no wireless card to enable via the GUI in network connections. The LAN card works fine. And They said it did have wireless access before I did the re-install. I have a feeling I am making a simple mistake, Such as turning the antenna on, via a control / F? button, However I do not see any antenna logo's, switches or lights of any kind.. As always appreciate your input..

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Friends I'm trying to reconstruct a failed Cpq C306us laptop.
I"ve got it working pretty well: the COA called for Media Center Edition 2005 so that's what I installed, with typical disc-install results many have complained about on Windows MCE.... it sorta halfway installed, asked for discs not included with the stack, did not complete install. I patched it with a good late-edition Windows XP Pro SP3 install disc and its up, validated/activated/genuine and all the windows components i KNOW of are up-to-date.
I note there is no MEDIA CENTER actually installed [the same results I got last time I had one of these to redo].
It looks mostly like Win XP Pro, but identifies itself as Windows MCE... par for the course.

I have two remaining issues;
- in Device manager I'm showing one "unknown device" on the intel SM bus. does not have a driver despite running the Intel INF utility and loading all the required drivers from HP website. I don't know what it is or how to fix.
- Though I now am showing the proper Intel embedded SATA hdd controller, I can't operate in SATA mode. Windows will boot-loop if I set it in BIOS. So I am having to operate as IDE device. Is there a fix for this short of bailing to a different version of XP and reinstalling from media?

Also, does anyone know of a utility that can accurately determine exactly which chipset this mboard has? I've been skunked searching for this level of specifications on this machine. Have ... Read more

A:Compaq Presario Laptop C300 C306u Device errors

You can`t change SATA mode from IDE to ACHI without jumping through some hoops and editing the registry for the new mode. Ideally you install Windows with the controller set to ACHI mode but then you need to slipstream the SATA drivers onto the Windows installation disc OR provide the SATA drivers via a floppy disc. There`s one trick that works in many cases though, you start the Windows install with the SATA controller in IDE mode and when it finishes copying the installation and reboots for the first time you enter the BIOS and change the controller to ACHI at that point.

A Google search suggests the chipset is the Intel 940GML(part of the 945 series), you can verify by using the free SIW:

Latest Intel chipset drivers are here:®+945+Express+Chipset+Family&lang=eng
Latest Intel Rapid Storage Driver (SATA in ACHI or RAID Modes only): XP Professional*&DownloadType=Drivers
Latest Intel Graphics driver: XP Professional*&DownloadType=Drivers

As for the unknown device, have you installed the HP Quick Launch Buttons:

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This laptop was not booting up for a while - and my housemate fixed the power cable himself and told me not to move it around much (pretty ugly fix), But the thing booted right up just fine!

I went to use it today, and when try to boot, I get the following message, which just blinks on for a few seconds and repeats indefinitely:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.8 (build 082)

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.​
The computer is not hooked up to an ethernet cable.

2 questions:

1. Is there something I can do to get the machine to boot?

2. My reason for using it today was because I wanted to transfer all my files to an iomega eGo portable hard drive since I don't plan on using the Presario anymore, except as a back up (if it works). Is there a way I can do this just to retrieve the data somehow?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

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my realtek hd sound device is not working. my computer shows it installed in the control panel but it says no sound device installed. I get error code 10 device can not start. It was working fine until my computer did its automatic update now this. I have contacted the company with no answer and I have uninstalled and reinstalled the device driver from the realtek website four times and the issue is still present. when i trouble shoot the computer says that the problem was not resolved. What else can I do? Is there another sound device that I can use? I have a compaq presario cq 57 windows 7 64 bit operating system.

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Get the audio driver for the compaq presario cq57 series here - Drivers available for the compaq presario cq57-100 / compaq presario cq57-200 / compaq presario cq57-300 and the compaq presario cq57-400 series comps

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I'm trying to get my V2000 laptop to boot up. It will begin startup then give ESC, F10, and F12 options at bottom, but when I go to any of those options, screen goes to NTDETECT failed at top left, then begins reboot, does this a bunch of times on it's own, but I can never get it further than that point. If I hit F10, it goes to another screen with options, but doesn't get past that. F12 doesn't help either. I don't have recovery discs, and hadn't used the laptop in well over a year...pulled it out to see if I could fix it. Any help?

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I recently removed Win Vista from my Presario c700 and installed Win XP Pro. Now I cannot see the wireless card in the Device Manager. There are bunch of "yellowed" devices including one called unknown device. Of course, I cannot access the internet or my other computers from the laptop. However, if I hardwire the laptop to the router, it works fine.
I have Dlink wireless router and two PCs hardwired to it. My roommate has a laptop and it works fine with the wireless network. Any suggestions to fix my problems.

Thanks people.


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I've got a three-month-old V2000 notebook that has trouble booting up and shutting down properly. It has been used by a mobile college student and has been very well cared for. On the side is a built-in memory card reader that can read many different formats including SD, Sony MS etc.. The memory card slot is routinely used to download pictures from an SD card and may possibly have some internal wear.

Here's the Problem:
During a normal boot the computer freezes (but does NOT lock up) at the Windows XP splash screen. After some headbanging I found that by inserting an SD memory card into the slot at this moment the computer unfreezes and continues to boot. There is a second Compaq screen (see attachment) at which the computer freezes again. Only when I remove the SD card from the slot does the computer continue to boot; it finishes unhitched.

Similar freezes occur IN WINDOWS after booting when I insert the SD card to download pictures. I am able to browse and copy files from the SD card several seconds before it freezes. As in bootup, the computer does not lock-up, but hangs temporarily. When I remove the card the computer unfreezes.

The computer also freezes (just as before) at the user-greeting screen during shutdown!

Here's what I've tried:

Uninstalling and reinstalling the slot-reader through device manager
Modifying the BIOS boot order
Using a different memory card
Any suggestions would be golden.


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Have just bought an ACER Aspire Timeline 5810TG laptop which came with vista but I installed Windows 7 home premium upgrade 32 bit.

Everything works except the microphone, I get the message "No recording device found" even though the device manager says the microphone is working correctly.

I believe a new driver is required but which one and how do I get and install it?

If anyone can help I'd be extremely grateful.

A:No recording device found

First suggestion is to go to Acer and download the Win 7 audio driver and install that.

I have an Acer laptop that I upgraded from Vista to Win 7 and fortunately everything worked. But some others may not be as lucky and in that case the first step is to go to the vendor and download Win 7 drivers or updated drivers.

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I'm trying to burn a cd today but keep getting a message box up telling me that my cd recording device cannot be found. I've been burning cd's successfully in the past and don't know what I can do to correct it

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I HAVE A v2000 When I press the power button it only comes on for a few sec. Then off. I put on a new Dc jack new battery same. But before all this stated the computer was doing this but after a while it would come on. then the touch pad got warm then nothing. could this be the mother board? or just the processor

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My daughter has a Sony VGN-N21E laptop running Vista home premium and is using a Logitech Quickcam Messenger(USB), Monzilla etc. She assures me that the sound was working initially but it isn't now.
Skype give the fault "Problems with recording device"
The Vista sound recorder gives "recording device cannot be found
Microphone does not work on messenger.
Logitech software shows no mike connected, none detected
I have tried 3 USB microphones with the same results

When I access "sounds" in the control panel the recording device is shown as USB and working and also shows the mike input level as a moving bar graph.
The other installed recorder is the standard installed Realtec one which uses the 2.5mm socket as opposed to the USB.
I have updated the drives from Sony and Logitech

It appears that the system is "seeing" the USB mike but not "using" it, any opinions please


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I'm quite puzzled with this problem. Can somebody guide me on how to solve this problem. I'm trying to fix a microphone to my PC (Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Sound >
Manage audio devices) and try to configure the "Recording tab".

In the tab, the message says "Realtek High Definition Audio Not Plugged In".

How do I resolve this problem.


A:An Audio Recording Device Cannot Be Found

It sounds like the microphone is not being detected. Does all the other sound functions work OK?

What is the PC? a laptop or desktop? (Please fill in the My System Specs). Without PC specs we can only guess or talk in generalities.

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I bought it used and had for a year now. I had to buy a universal ac adapter from Kensington(70W) for it. After I started usuing it I started to notice that battery started to hold a charge for less amount of time and and eventually never even recognized battery, but when I went to control panel it never made any reference to the battery not being good or other. (sorry I am a newbie). But then about 3 months ago I was using laptop which i do have on a stand so as to allow not over heating and it just shut off. no lites ever have been seen since that day. I know the Kensington adapter uses No. 9 for my brand of laptop and I have read that the connection is not a good one with compaqs or HPs and I know parameters for what my laptop needs is only 65 watts in adapter. So heres my question.. how do I find out what is wrong without paying hundreds to someone just to have them tell me its the motherboard or something else that is going to require more cash than I can afford. If i find another battery that is charged and put it on mine and it turns on that would suggest I need a new connecter for ac plug to work correct?

A:Compaq Pres V2000(V2405US)

generic power packs can be trouble and short battery life.
You may need to replace both with quality replacements.

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I Know it is possible to upgrad the cpu on my laptop, I was just trying to figure out what the fastest cpu option would be. A dual core would be nice, but I kinda doubt that it would use the same socket. I also want to upgrad to the MT series of the Turion cpus, as is only uses 25 watts instead of the 35 watts.
My system:
Field Value
CPU Properties
CPU Type Mobile AMD Turion 64 ML-34, 1800 MHz (9 x 200)
CPU Alias Lancaster S754
CPU Stepping SH-E5
Instruction Set x86, x86-64, MMX, 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Original Clock 1800 MHz
Min / Max CPU Multiplier 4x / 9x
L1 Code Cache 64 KB (Parity)
L1 Data Cache 64 KB (ECC)
L2 Cache 1 MB (On-Die, ECC, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info
Package Type 754 Pin uOPGA
Package Size 4.00 cm x 4.00 cm
Transistors 114 million
Process Technology 11Mi, 90 nm, CMOS, Cu, SOI
Die Size 112.9 mm2
Core Voltage 1.000 - 1.500 V
I/O Voltage 1.2 V + 2.5 V
Maximum Power 35 W
Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID <DMI>
Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard Presario V2000 (EH462UA#ABA)

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type AMD Hammer
Real Clock 200 MHz
Effective Clock 200 MHz
HyperTransport Clock 800 MHz

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 159 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 318 MHz
Bandwidth 2547 MB/s

A:Upgrad Laptop CPU compaq v2000

Oh, and I'm running xp pro 64bit, and I am about to upgrade to vista business, I get it for free and I will be setting it up as a dual boot.

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I have been having problems with iTunes..I have been trying to burn a cd and I keep getting the Disc recording device not found error message...I have reinstalled itunes numerous times, tried repairing itunes via the control panel and nothing worked. Lastly I ran the diagnostic in iTunes on my cd/dvd drive and this is the message I got:

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 6001)
Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv6000 (GA382UA#ABA)
QuickTime 7.5.5
FairPlay 1.1.11
CD Driver
CD Driver DLL
Apple Mobile Device
Bonjour (118.5)

iTunes Serial Number EB63A4A5F44A4894

Current user is an administrator.
The current local date and time is 2008-12-01 12:04:28.
iTunes is not running in safe mode.

Video Display Information

Intel Corporation, Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family
Intel Corporation, Mobile Intel(R) 945GM/GU Express Chipset Family
**** External Plug-ins Information ****

No external plug-ins installed.

**** CD/DVD Drive Tests ****

No drivers in LowerFilters.
No drivers in UpperFilters.
Failed loading CD / DVD drives, error -43. Try doing a repair install on iTunes from the “Add or Remove Programs” control panel.

Error Correction is turned on for importing audio CDs.
What I do not understand is that I could put a CD into my computer and iTunes will copy the songs into my library..I can put dvds in and the burner works...can someone help me out and tell me what is wrong with my computer?
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A:Itunes Disc Recording device not found

I wish I could help, but I have been having the same problem for the last week with my HP Pavillion also running Vista. I am also receiving the following message whenever I open ITUNES: "The registry settings used by the ITUNES drivers for importing and burning CDs and DVDs are missing." I have tried (several times) to reinstall iTunes, reinstall the GearDriver software apparently used by iTunes, and modifying the registry settings to add an UpperFilter setting to match the GearDriver software, all without fixing the problem. I expect the is something unique to the HP Pavillion and version 8 of iTunes that is causing the problem, but I have yet to confirm the theory. Sorry!

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Hey I have a major problem my Compaq Presario v2000 keeps shutting off. I don't have a os and every time I try to install 1 it turns off in the middle of the process. my specs are the following:
1.8ghz AMD turion 64 processer
2gb of ram
Please help me I need my computer for school on Tuesday

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Hey I have a major problem my Compaq Presario v2000 keeps shutting off. I don't have a os and every time I try to install 1 it turns off in the middle of the process. my specs are the following:
1.8ghz AMD turion 64 processer
2gb of ram
Please help me I need my computer for school on Tuesday

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Two weeks ago my 2 yr old Compaq V2000 wouldn't boot. I got the ntldr not found message. Looked like the hard disk was fried so I got a new disk.
Put in the new disk and used the Compaq All in One DVD to try and restore the system. The DVD booted, I picked the option to reinstall the whole operating system, it showed a progress bar creating restore partition and then gave the ntldr not found message.
I ran the hard disk self test through the BIOS and it checked out. The replacement disk is 160 Gb 5400rpm IDE (Hitachi). Getting desperate, I opened up the machine and took out the CMOS battery, left it out for 20 minutes and put everything back together again. Tried the restore process but still got the ntldr message.
Tried to install Mandriva Linux but the install hangs right at the start.
Getting more desperate, I got a Win 98 boot disk and put it in. Ran fdisk, created partitions and formatted. But I found that my 160 Gb disk was showing as 60 Gb in fdisk. Anyway, I was still able to access the hard disk using DOS. I even transferred system to the hard disk and was able to boot DOS through the hard disk. Apart from the Win 98 disk, nothing installs.
I am totally confused. I am assuming that since I can access the hard disk through DOS, there shouldn't be any problems with the hardware?
What did I miss?
Please help!

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I recently bought a Compaq V2030US notebook. I bought it off ebay. WHen i bought it it had an issue with system booting from LAN and was giving PXE E51 error which i fixed easily by disabl it in BIOS and also change the boot order. but the issue that i am having now is weird.

I am trying to install windows XP Professional service pack 2 on the hard drive. Now let me go back a little bit. I tested 2 hard drives (HDD 1 - Good, HDD 2 - Has a password block according to my DELL CPx). Now i tried to install XP on HDD 1 it starts of fine. Says Starting windows and then BAM!!! shuts down. same with HDD 2. starting windows from the disc and BAM!!! again...shuts down. I have a feelings that it could be the caddy connector. but i am not sure. again it could be a bad IDE borad|cable. Please advise guys. Before i start taking the system apart i want to know the easy ways. any help would be much appreciated. thanks

M Kay

A:Compaq v2000 series shuts down during windows XP setup

May be a faulty HardDrive partition

Here is Delpart
I've used it many times for stubborn partitions removal
Here's some info on it:

May be faulty Ram

Here is Memtest ISO, to create a bootable Memtest CD.
Run memtest at least 7 times for a thorough test.

May be CPU

A faulty internal processor, can cause this error.
As many users tend to overclock CPU's (and Ram) Your first choice would be to load Bios defaults (or Optimized Defaults) in CMOS. But a hardware fault on your CPU means it will need to be replaced (this can be a little hard to explain presently.

Can be devices attached to your computer

Mainly USB and modem devices can cause issues with installing Windows
Either unplug them (actually any not needed device) or disable them in CMOS

It's a bit grey at this point. Without more info on error messages or anything else
ie can be HardDrive or even the CD you're using !
Just try the above first

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I am having a problem with starting up a compaq v2000 laptop, it beeps nonstop and sometimes goes to the XP screen but sometimes just sits there with a black screen and a blinking white line in the top lefthand corner. It runs good once if it gets to the desktop and such, it just seems to have problems booting. I had been told to count the beeps to see what the problem could be but I'm up to 20 something beeps now. Any suggestions on what might be wrong and how to fix it would be greatly appreciated, thanx .

A:Solved: Beeping on Startup Compaq v2000 laptop

Im thinking one of 3 things. harddrive failing, bad motherboard, or a ram problem.i know dell computers have beep codes that sometimes help but not sure if other computer brands have them.altho harddrives usually click not beep when theres a problem.

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Compaq Presario Desktop - Model SR1103WM
Windows XP Home Edition
Dell AX210 speakers

I have been having trouble with my sound for the past week. The problem is the sound will not work when trying to play music, movies, game music, anything really. Also the Sounds, Speech, and Audio menu says No Audio Device. However, it 'does' work for: boot-up music, wrong-click warning, dxdiag sound check, and log-off music.

I have tried System Restore. Also tried reloading the drivers, but not familiar with how to check what I am missing, and these are the only ones I found.

Compaq Drivers
BIOS - MS-6577 Motherboard BIOS Update
Firmware - TSST TS-H292C CD-RW Drive Firmware Update
Software - HP Update Security Vulnerability Update
Utility Tools - Hp update

After I re-installed the BIOS driver, the sound worked for a few minutes, but then stopped again.

I tried getting help from the Dell support forums since I was using dell speakers, but everyone said it was a problem with the PC and they could not help.

If I need to add any other information just let me know.

A:Solved: No Audio Device Found - Compaq PC

Make sure none of the Volume controls are not muted in the volume control panel..such as WAV, CD MUSIC ETC... If everything is good there I would go into your system settings then device drivers and make sure there are no conflicts... also make sure you deleted old drivers before you reinstall new ones. hope that helps a bit

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Compaq CQ58 Hiwhen turning on I get Boot device not foundPlease install operating system on your hard disc.Hard disc (3f0)f2...........................visit  And nothing else  So I do the F2 as follows:UEFI   V - BIOSvisit...................Memory test..............passedHD disc check............passed  I Go to f10>F9 load setup defaults >yes>f10 save and exit>yes  No Improvement although there's life in there cos the disc or fan is spinning I think the next step is redo whole os from usb Can't find links suggested for reboot on HP site- they go absolutely nowhere, useless. This is my son's laptophe loaded windows 10was windows 8don't know what he did but he says it worked on 10 for a while.Why do microsoft allow minors to mess it up so bad? Anyway.... I don't know if it will want to restore as windows8 or 10I don't know if it is 32bit or 64bit anyway Does any of the f10 tell us which.......third line up suggests still windows 8 ????? Here is camera grab of f10  Any IdeasNo tellings off. No shutting of stable doors once the horse has bolted.Just useful suggestions and ways forward please. Much thanks.Regards Dad of Wilf  

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A:Compaq CQ58 - boot device not found

Hi, It doesn't matter if the upgrade was from 8 - as long as Windows 10 activated successfully, you can use the 'clean installation' method. It's possible that if the machine had just been 'refreshed', the hard shutdown interrupted system files being updated and this can lead to this sort of issue. Generally, a clean installation of Windows 10 has less problems/performance issues than the upgrading from a previous version of Windows. Regards, DP-K

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Hi, My Computer a Compaq Presario SR1810NX with Windows XP Home Edition SP2 is having an issue with it wont get past the Compaq Logo Screen, like, I press the power button the PC powers on, Fan Speeds up and then slows down as normal, keyboard lights flash as normal and the Compaq Logo along with the v3.48 and ESC = Boot Menu options appear on screen, the things is that it wont get past this screen, it just sits there at the Compaq screen, the keyboard and mouse dont seem to be interacting with the PC since I press ESC or F10 for boot mode or system recovery but the PC wont answer at all, I've already Disconnected power source unplugged mouse, keyboard all but PC is doing the same thing just sitting at the Compaq Logo Screen, the computer doesnt make any sound at all no beeps or anything, it wont let me access Windows at any time, recent installations well could be that I just installed a Mobile Bandwidth Card just a couple of weeks ago, and also just a few days ago I connected my iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen to the computer and the computer wont recognize it at all, not even charging, I know this might be a virus or malicious software, but my computer has barely connected to the internet in the last weeks (I couldn't pay the Internet and I had to use my friend's Mobile Bandwidth Card I mentioned before) all I did while in Internet with the Mobile Bandwidth was some schoolwork and youtube videos, I need help urgently with this since I have to deliver a very important proyect for scho... Read more

A:Compaq Presario SR1810NX Not Getting Past Compaq Logo Screen

Try a power drain.
1. Unplug power cord
2. Hold power button in for 60 seconds or more then let go
3. Plug in power cord
4. turn on the power and try to boot to setup (BIOS)

If it enters the BIOS then you should be able to just press F5 to reset to defaults and then F10 to save and exit. The PC should work now.

However, if after the power drain you still can not get in the BIOS than there is a MAJOR problem which would require some type of repair.

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i dont know anything about computers so i will need a detailed explanation and i need to know how to fix it!! it just stays on the compaq screen

A:My Compaq Presario 2500 wont go pass the compaq screen

Hello lilevee22,

Before the problem started was anything added to or installed on the system?

Try booting to Last Known Good or Safe Mode.

Restart the computer during the boot process repeatedly tap "F8" you should get

the Advanced Options.

Let us know if able to get the system to boot with either option.

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Cant find the neccessary drivers for the internet have been here

None of the drivers for ethernet or my wireless card work ???

This is a friends latop they had a virus so i reformatted and now no internet via wirless or wired
any help appreciated.

The virus was a virut file infecter virus so i was afraid to save any of the drivers for fear of reinfection.


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1525 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102547 MB, Free - 89975 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30D9, 83.21, CND80437PP
Antivirus: None

If any more info is needed let me know!!!

A:Solved: Laptop Compaq Presario C700 (from HP Compaq)

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I have purchased a Compaq Presario 600 with an Athlon XP 2200+ processor. I do not have a copy of Windows XP to wipe it with. Is there any way with the installed XP that I can refresh this system and remove data frome previous owners? Or Can I load Win 98?

A:Compaq Presario 600 ??

Compaqs usually have a hidden partition with all the factory loaded software on it in an image format. As long as it does and you can figure out how to access it you could probable do that - but you almost likely need the XP Product key and may need to reactivate XP after the recovery. XP can only be install on one machine at a time - so if they are still using it you are out of luck.

Watch the boot up for any recovery messages or take a trip to and look up the info for your make/model.

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I have a compaq presario. I have 2Gig memory. I changed services from ATT to comcast internet. now my pc needs to be wiped clean and set up again but when I got the computer I did not get the discs. how can I do this without discs> it wont open up the internet even though I am connected.

Please help

A:compaq presario pc

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ok I hace a compaq that is all messed up. lets see one day the monitor would not work after a storm. Bought another, For a while the screen would be blue but change back to normal. The pc also would have a hard time starting up after it was in idle. We would do a hard start and for a while that worked. Now when I try to start it it turns on but the monitor says no vga/dvi input. There is also none of the preverable beeps that are supposed to be there so in short (well long)the motherboard is fried? So do I use it as a planter in the yard or is there a way to get it up and running. It runs on XP media center it has a micro ATX form factor motherboard it is also an AMD 64 Anthlon. ram is 256 mb 1Rx16 pc 4200 ddr2 533 mhz. With all that said can I just replace the motherboard and reinstall the reinstallation disks and be up and running? ( if it could only be so easy) What about the cpu. i know many questions here thanks for patients. Please help me. Tina

A:compaq presario

does your system have agp or pciex (or even pci) slot free? Is the graphics on board? It sounds like a graphics card problem, even if it is onboard. I'd try a replacement card (even if it's just a pci card) and see what happens...

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my compaq presario cq57 says system disabled 62359871..plz help. thank you

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A:compaq presario

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sir, can u help me, i can't fint my driver for compaq presario v3760TU
previously, i used vista home basic but i convert to window seven.. but i can't find my driver in hp/compaq driver web.. plzz help me..
-sory for my english so bad..

A:compaq presario

Were you at this Hp/Compaq download page ?

Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario V3760TU Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)&

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I friend of mine purchased this Presario in 2004. She hasn't had internet since about 2006, so she hasn't had any of the updates since then. I brought her tower home with me since I have internet to load her updates. We're trying to get it internet ready. When I brought it home last week nothing would open. So yesterday she gave me the system recovery disc. I started with the Standard Recovery, but there were too many files that it couldn't recover. So I then decided to do a full recovery. After the full recovery it was rebooting and it told me that not all the system could reload and I couldn't hit okaybecause it wouldn't read / acknowledge my mouse. So, I unhooked her computer and rehooked mine to see what her alternatives were. I found a website, they wanted to know all the things it wouldn't oload. All I can remember is that it was things that could me downloaded later like: Norton, AOL, Adobe, MSN, and QuickTime.

So, I unhoked mine and rehooked her's up (and booted up my laptop). When her's came back up it's saying: NTLDR is missing Pres Control + Alt +Delete to Restart

My question for you is there anyway I can save her conputer? She doesn't have a lot of funds, being a singe mother of a 7 yr old and I'm just a good friend trying to help her out.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide

A:Compaq Presario

I decided to see what happened when I ctrl alt delete and then decided to do another recovery. Here's some more info (could not recover errors):
1. C:\WINDOWS\Help\SB\Training\WXPPer\Content\Wave\[email protected]
2. C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntdll.dll
3. C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntkrnlpa.exe
4. C:\WINDOWS\32\dllcache\dinput8.dll
5. C:\Windows\systme32\dllcache\licdll.dll
6. C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\locator.exe
7. C:\WINDOWS\system32\viaservc.dll
9. (Black screen instead of error message)
9. C:\WINDOWS\Installe152ec/msi
10. C:\WINDOWS\Installer\1b2cc.msi

then all of after about 20% a big blue screen with following:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. IF this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced startup... Read more

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Hi. Does anyone know if a Compaq Presario SR1150NX does the display system support component video (Y, Pr, Pb) signal output function? Thanks

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How do you open the casing on compaq presario 5304. I don't want to breakit.\


A:compaq presario

Link to tell you all about your computer.

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ok when i start up it shows the compaq logo then theres some beeps and it goes to a black screen. Any help? any way to reset all my stuff? i press f11 and it goes to some bios thing and i really dont know what to do. Thanks

A:Compaq presario help

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How do you access the Bios on a Compac Presario 4110. I keep getting the message 162 Sytems Options not set. 163 Time and Date not set. Having visited Compac they were not a lot of help. Downloading the software recommeded by them was a waste of time, still got the above message. Tried all the usual keystrokes etc no good. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Compaq Presario

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Installed with Vista Premium, i've realised that it has a Recovery Partition and im not sure how to use it. my computer came with a windows vista disc, but im trying to recover Vista and im not sure how to do it. maybe someone can give me a heads up on how to do it.

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I need to replace HD in my Compaq but I can't seem to get the plastic cover off front without forcing it. I am afraid I will break it. Any suggestions?
Thanks for your time.
Jerry L.


Well you didn't say it so I will ask. Are you sure the front cover has to come off. Most cases you just remove the screws on the back, remove the back metal shroud, and access the machine from there. A few cases have the front covers come off but the majority don't.

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My Father in Law has a Compaq Presario 5900T. His Hard drive crashed and I put a new 160G drive in it. When I try to restore the computer with the original Compaq restoration CD's it keeps rebooting without ever formatting, partitioning or anything else.

Can someone help? My FIL is bound and determined to continue using this machine. I believe he is afraid of change.

A:Compaq Presario Restore?

you need the old hard drive

the quick restore disks that come with compaq computers only work with certainpartition and hard drive sizes
to get the 160 gb hard drive to work, you will have to reformat the old hard drive and install everything on it

then copy the drive c partition over to the 160gb hard drive then use a partition program to increase the drive c to 160 gb

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My parents bought a Compaq Presario laptop a few months ago and ever since we got it, it's been extremely slow. It's got Windows XP on it and after we click on whichever name we want to log on as, it literally can take up to about 7 minutes {if not longer} until it actually loads the desktop and everything. That's right, I kept track of time. Then, if we want to get on the internet {we have roadrunner} it takes even more time. I usually just sit there and watch a T.V. show while I wait for the home website to finally pop up.

I've tried a couple of things that I do to my own computer to make it faster, like going to msconfig and making sure the Startup List is unchecked. I also deleted those unnecessary things under IE-Tools-Internet Options like temporary internet files, cookies, history, etc. That makes my computer work better but when I try it on the laptop, it doesn't do a thing. It's still the exact same slow speed. I do have a Windows 2000 on my own computer and I've never worked with XP before so I don't know if there's a big difference there or what.

If anyone has had this problem or has any ideas on how to speed it up, that would be super!
Thank you!

A:very slow compaq presario

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I just bought and set up a new computer system, and am now trying to get my old one to boot, so that I can migrate the files needed for the new system. The monitor doesn't come on, and all I'm getting is a fast blinking green light on the tower. I've un/replugged all cables and power cords, and I know the monitor is OK because it belongs to my husband's matching computer, but my old one won't boot.


A:Compaq Presario won't boot!

I'm desperate, guys! Is there any other information I can give you to help resolve my problem? I have the Easy Transfer Cable for Vista all ready to go (and the software loaded in the old computer before I disconnected it and moved it to the card table), but I can't get my Compaq to boot.

If you can't help me, I guess I'll take it to Best Buy tomorrow and let the Geek Squad have at it...

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A friend has a Presario X1300. It has a small problem. The power button only works once in a while (perhaps 1 in 20 presses). I thought perhaps it was a cold solder joint but even after touching up the button's pads its still has the problem.

It could be a bad switch, it looked like the switch had previously been replaced (although he hasn't had it serviced except to put in a new hard drive about a month before the switch went bad).

I found a post that indicated that someone found schematics for the motherboard and I was hoping that someone here would be able to point me in the right direction. I didn't find them on google. I'm going to replace the switch first, but if that doesn't work I have to assume there's some other problem that will need debugged.

I hate to see such a nice laptop go to waste because of a stupid power on problem.

I have found the service manual online. Its great, but has no schematics.

Thanks for any ideas you can offer.


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After unsucessfully trying to get rid of some nasty Malware (Antivirus XP Pro 2009 to be precise) I'm currently trying to perform a factory reset on my Compaq Presario SR1909uk which had Windows XP.

I'm performing this from the recovery discs I created when I bought the PC.
However, I keep getting various error messages saying either

'Cannot copy file C:\1386\APPS\APPS15417\src\VIRUSCAN7.DAT or


I keep aborting when I get these messages and the progress perecetage remains. If I do this until I reach 100% do you think it will work?

Other than buying some new recovey discs from Compaq or taking it to be fixed, are there any alternatives please?


A:Compaq Presario SR1909uk with XP

Try cleaning your Recovery disc.

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I have a compaq Presario and I want to format the hard drive. This unit has a c:PRESARIO with 68.56 GB 16.7 used and 51.7 free File system NTFS and d: Presario_RP 5.98 GB, 4.49 Used, 1.49 Free, File System FAT32
Is there anything I need to know befor I do this?
I can not find the org. disc that came with the computer, but i have my xp disc from my lap top will that be ok and or do i need that
I ran the malware and found 16 viruses. A lot to do with tool bar locations or something.
The system is still running extreamly slow takes forever for the "MY COMPUTER" screen to load.
I did find that it runs like new in safe mode if that helps.
Please help

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I have a compaq Presario and I want to format the hard drive. This unit has a c:PRESARIO with 68.56 GB 16.7 used and 51.7 free File system NTFS and d: Presario_RP 5.98 GB, 4.49 Used, 1.49 Free, File System FAT32Is there anything I need to know befor I do this? I can not find the org. disc that came with the computer, but i have my xp disc from my lap top will that be ok and or do i need thatI ran the malware and found 16 viruses. A lot to do with tool bar locations or something. The system is still running extreamly slow takes forever for the "MY COMPUTER" screen to load.I did find that it runs like new in safe mode if that helps.Please help PaulaIf you have all of your pic`s, music and anything else of importance backed-up then you are all set.You probably did not get any discs with the computer. The D: drive is a "restore partition" = RP. This is an exact image of your computer when you first bought it. To use it: When you first start the computer there will be a black screen with probably three different choices of keys to press. One of them will be something like system restore or restore. Hope you get the idea. Select the proper key and follow the onscreen prompts.One other option may be to go to the HP\Compaq (HP bought Compaq) site or call them. You may be able to get the discs for a small fee.

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I have a Compaq Presario, Authentic AMD K-6 3D Processor.
In order to run DirectX 8.1 for my 5 year old to play his new TONKA games, I need to upgrade the video card. I have looked on the TRIDENT website (with no success) and was wondering if anyone has a newer version than I have. This is what I have:

Trident Blade 3D/MVP4 (63)
Trident Microsystems
Chip type: Blade 3D/MVP4
main driver trid_p3d.drv
Mini VDD: trident.vxd
VDD: *vdd, *vflatd

A:Compaq Presario 7360

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Hi Guys,

I Have a Compaq Presario SR1000 and I ended up getting a virus on the machine. Now I cant boot in to windows or safemode, but I know the harddrive is partitioned.

I dont have the manual or boot disks for the computer anymore, does anyone know the command for these machines to access the partion?

any help would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Compaq Presario

The manual doesn't say .. But I'd try the F10 key at Bootup.

You can also Email HP support and see if they know ...
... and If you can still get the recovery CDs ..
[email protected]

Does this computer have a sticker on the side .. or somewhere ....
That tells the M$ product code for the operating system installed ???

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Compaq Presario 3000+ AMD Sempron processor
Windows XP SP3
1 gig PC2700 memory
80 gig IDE HD
430 watt OS
Video and sound add in cards

On power-on the power light comes on, and the fans run, monitor is black.

A:Compaq Presario - no boot

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I bought a presario 1500 that I had assumed had a problem with green lines that were on the lcd and external monitor. The lady who owned it had taken it apart and sold it to me that way. I bought it today and tested it when I got home. I powered it on and I saw that the fan will move slightly but won't start and the hard drive will start but shuts down after about 5-10 seconds. The power light always stays on but nothing else. I noticed when I unplug the hard drive and battery inverter board(see link) it will shut off the power light. Could that be the problem? I don't see how the motherboard could break when it was never used. Anyone have some advise?

A:Compaq presario won't turn on

This looks like a power supply controller card issue. Also some systems will not run if the CPU fan is not working. You need the battery inverter board in place to power the system and light the light.

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Hello sir, I have a problem in bios password. I tried to reset cmos by removing rtc battery. But i can't remove password. System disabled code is 07437. Thanks, MNKTags:Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)Presario V3000

A:Compaq presario v3000

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Hi Guys,

I am trying to install a Cyberdrive x16x12x40 CD-RW into a Compaq Presario 5000 series PC. If no other device is attached to either the IDE or to the power supply, and if the CD-RW isn't attached to the IDE then power will get to the CD-RW. If the CD-RW is attached to the IDE and/or any other device is attached then no power goes to the CD-RW.

Can anyone shed any light on why this is and how I can fix it.


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I have a compaq presario and that is in serious need of a new processer. The one I currently have is a cyrix M II-366 at 250mhz. I origenally had plans to overclock it but I feel it would be best to leave it be and buy a new processer. what I wanted to know is would I have to buy a new motherboard inorder to upgrade it to 1gig? By the way, you would'nt happen to know why it says 366 and runs at 250. All your help is greatly appreciated.

A:upgrading compaq presario

Look in your manual. Compaq has the upgrade path documented very well in it. I really doubt your FSB is at 250MHz tho

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hi everyone my best freind has a compaq presario sr2170nx and ever scince they've had it it would mak a loud noise for hours "like it was dieing and gasping for air" and then it became really slow and would freeze, but now it's to the point it just shuts off. now i think the fan went and the computer just keeps over heating but im haveing and extremy hard time finding the fan that gos to this computer. can anyone help and if u think it's something else pease let me know thank you

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I have a Compaq Presario C74EM which I just installed Win 8 RP. The sound did not work.

Eventually I was able to find and install drivers - sound still didn't work, but after following the advice on a forum post, I put the computer to sleep, waited a few minutes, woke it up, and sound now works.

This computer came with Win Vista home. Supposedly the Compaq Win7 drivers will work with Win8. Compaq (hp) has utilities that will go through any/all drivers, and update to the latest.

Does anyone know how to get this going under Win 8?

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I have a Compaq Presario running xp professional with a phone jack for internet connection(no Ethernet port). I would like to connect it to my att frontier modem that uses cat 5. I bought a j5 jue130 gigabit Ethernet adapter(that has a j45 to usb).I would like to know if this computer is capable of connecting to my service and if so how do I configure my computer. I loaded the correct driver for the adapter but can't get connection.

A:compaq presario 1200

Hello grafenwohr
Have you looked at using the computer with a wireless connection from your modem ?
Check with your Internet Service Provider for setting it as wireless.. Who is your ISP ?
Any Good ?

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does anyone have or know where i can find the dip switch settings for a compaq presario 1930 laptop?

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This is an older system. What manipulation of the case needs to be done to add / remove the hard drives?

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Ive been wanting to get my old computer running for awhile. i took it in, to get checked, and the guy said that the hard drive was blown. He told me that i had to get the full quick restore disc set if i wanted to put a new hard drive in to get it working(he said it consisted of 2 discs, he explainted to me why but it went in 1 ear and out the other). Well i called and told them that i need a full quick restore disc set for the model number 5170. I got it in the mail today but there is only 1 disc . Is there really 2 quick restore discs or did that guy have no idea what he was talking about? Also can i just use the 1 quick restor disc to put in a new hard drive and get my comp running again?

A:compaq presario quickrestore cd

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I was trying to upgrade my brother's Compaq 5340 from Windows 98 to XP. I kept giving me errors on the C: drive but would continue to work in Win98. I moved the valuable files onto another drive and formated C:

Now I cannot install anything on drive C: . None of my Windows installationd discs with work with it.

It keeps saying that there is a compressed file or directory on the drive or that it is write protected.

I booted of A: drive with a Win98 startup disc but cannot access C: drive.

What Is going on? Did I screw something up?

A:Compaq Presario 5340

Boot off a floppy disk and FDISK the drive - remove all the partitions and then create a new Active/Primary partition. Also make sure that Antivirus/Bootector protection is off in the BIOS. Then boot off the XP cd and format the drive and do the install. To boot off the CD you need to set thej boot order to CD-ROM, A, HDD in the bios. You can also delete the partition from the XP cd if you boot off it.

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Iam siva.I need all the drivers of compaq presario c770us because some of the drivers are not functioning properly it has become a serious problem for me for many days.I will be vey grateful if you suggest me a positive reply.Thank you.

A:compaq presario drivers

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I have a PIII 733mhz Compaq Presario 5900T that I need some help with.

1st thing is that my harddrive is broken and I am looking into getting a replacement for that, but my question is:

What kind of disks does this computer support?
I tried a 160gb samsung disk, but it hangs at compaq logo screen so I guess it's too big. (hoping to be able to change this through a bios update later)

2nd part is that when I found a matching disk, how will I restore bios on it? I have no restore cds left...and I suppose this computer stores a part of its bios on a hidden partition like all other compaqs.

The 384mb ram limit is fine with me since I am gonna run Linspire linux on it.

Anyone that can help? I tried Compaq support and got no help whatsoever.

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Recently took some hits on my Compaq Presario 7478 system. Got two or three nasties via the 'Net. After McAfee's virus scan and removal, began experiencing weird happenings, such as system closing down and restarting. Then just not starting. Tried a few remedies [probably inadvisedly], and finally the system seemed to hang on my restore at the same place repeatedly.
Ultimately the system could no longer establish my OS. Restore failed.
Bottom line: Could not invoke computer restore. Could do nothing with this computer.
Q... Being compaq is the BIOS set to a certain condition that would prevent my reformatting the hard drive and restablishing an OS? Is this an option I can override? If I were to piggy-back the existing hard drive onto an operating hard-drive and reformat would that solve this problem and permit me to then create or repair the hard drive subsequently to get my compaq back?
Sorry this is so wordy...

A:Compaq Presario dead

Have you tried disabling System Restore; then re-enable for a fresh start?

Failing that, format and install OS per instructions in your manual or the CD which came with your computer. If no CD, the OS should be installed in .cab files in Windows Explorer.

The BIOS should already be properly set

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hi guys!I have a problem with my laptop unit..I download the ATI mobility radeon hd 5430 and i install it but there is a message in the end of installation appear that INSTALLATION COMPLETE(WARNING OCCURRED DURING INSTALLATION) and when i press the view log it always like this:

Existing packagesATI Catalyst Install Manager
The Lord of the Rings FREE Trial
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable
Communication Opt-in

Packages for install
ATI Catalyst Install ManagerFinal Status: Success
Version of Item: 3.0.790.0
Size: 20 Mbytes

Other detected devices

Error messages

I dont know what to do..please help me..

A:Compaq Presario cq-42-160tu

Make sure you have all the Windows .NET Framework Updates installed before you update the ATI catalyst driver

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Wont turn on at all no lights no nothing any ideas?

A:Compaq presario c300

Compaq Presario C300 General Troubleshooting guide:

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I have a compaq presario 1650 laptop. It currently has a different language version of W98 installed. I want to format and reinstall the english version. The person I got the laptop from no longer has the compaq installation disk. Is it possible to format the harddrive and reinstall with the drivers that are located on compaq's site?

A:help with compaq presario 1650

As long as all the drivers are there, sure.

I've redone plenty of laptop machines. Just make sure the site has drivers for all the parts first, and get them all downloaded before you start.

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money

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Okay. At work I have 2 Compaq Presario PC's. One is model SR1010NX and the other is S5010NX. They're fairly old. I have a Ubuntu 10.04 server set up that acts as my DHCP/TFTP/Samba server for booting with PXE, then installing the selected system and my custom application suite using only literally 2 minutes of my time to type in such details as the CD Key, Computer Name, etc.

So anyway, back to my Presario problems. Both computer conveniently do not have a Network Boot ROM (for example nVidia Boot Agent). So if I try to boot from network, Ill get a "Disc Failure". The S5010NX will not boot with a USB drive plugged-in period. It will get stuck on the red "Compaq" screen. If I unplug the device, it boots into BIOS/OS perfectly fine. If Im in the BIOS, and I plug the device in, the BIOS turns non-responsive, when I remove it, it starts responding again. Weird.

Here the 2nd chat session I've had with HP Professional Support (or whatever it's called). All I have to say is, I knew more about computers when I was 12 then these guys do.

Print active chat
[Tuesday, September 07, 2010 5:44 PM] -- Automatically generated message:
A support specialist will be with you shortly.
[Tuesday, September 07, 2010 5:44 PM] -- Automatically generated message:
You are now chatting with support specialist Priya K.
[Tuesday, September 07, 2010 5:44 PM] -- Priya K says:
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A:Compaq Presario headaches

Whoa! You're using this dinosaur? o_o

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I was not sure just where this question should go so if this is not the right place please feel free to relocate it.

I have THIS desk-top:

Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ2723wPC
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
AMD EI-1200 Accelerated Processor
Memory = 4GB/G(something I can't make out) DDR
HardDrive = 500GB/
I am running a PPS PE9 photo effects program that is only working about 50%

I have found the minimum requirements for running this particular program:

Open GL 2.0 capable video card with 256MB dedicated RAM
Memory 8GB+

How do I find out what kind/size of video card, how much dedicated RAM, and available memory my unit has ?

If my unit is falling short in any of these requirements, is this something I can buy and is it within my abilities to make the necessary improvements ?

I am quite mechanically/electrically adept but I know little about the insides of a computer.

Thanks for reading.

A:Compaq Presario Particulars ???

The Compaq Presario CQ2723w Desktop PC(H2L89AA) comes with Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit and comes with this hardware:
Pegatron APXD1-DM(Redwood A) motherboard
AMD E1-1200 APU 1.40 GHz dual core processor which has an average benchmark score of 682
4 GB of DDR3-1333 RAM
Intel Radeon HD 7310 graphics which has an average benchmark score of 171
Realtek ALC662 high definition audio
Atheros AR8152 10/100 Mbps ethernet
500 GB SATA hard drive
Super-multi DVD burner disc drive
65 watt power supply

If you wanted a desktop that's speedy and has plenty of hardware upgrade options, you couldn't have picked one much worse than this one.
Its motherboard has no expansion slot for adding a graphics card, so you're stick with its wimpy integrated graphics which uses up to 1961 MB of shared memory.
Its slow wimpy processor is soldered to the motherboard and not upgradeable to a faster one.
It has only 4 GB of RAM, but it supports 8 GB, so you do have the option of adding more.


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If any here has an HP Pavilion or Compaq Presario PC or Notebook (current models), they will notice that the fan kicks in when needed. The fan doesn't really annoy me as much on my Compaq laptop, but on my HP desktop it is really annoying and loud. I think it forgot that it was only supposed to come on when needed because it is now on almost all the time. Can someone explain to me how this fan works in more detail and how I can possibly adjust when it comes on or at least the fan speed, SOMETHING!!! Thanx in advance.

A:HP/Compaq Pavilion/Presario Fan

If the fan kicks in more then it used to it might mean that the computer needs a cleaning. These fans are temperature controlled and only kick in when a sensor detects the temperature to be at a certain level. Sone fans need to be on at all times - like the one on the CPU - but it may be possible to control it speed with software or BIOS settings.

Speedfan comes to mind, do a google search for it. It will list the motherboard temps and allow fan speed adjustment if the board supports it. If you have a case fan you can control its speed, as for the CPU fan - thats best left on a full speed.

First, open up the case and see if it needs a cleaning. You can also replace stock fans with quieter ones if they are too loud or wearing out.

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I bought this compaq presario 1800T from a garage sale and when I first turned it on it took at least 30min. for it to completely boot up and run fine. Cna some tell what to do for it to run faster. Also it has no memory chip and it runs on xp and was designed for ME or 2000.
Im also trying to get internet on it.
Please Help!

A:Need Help with compaq presario 1800T

how can it run with no memory? You will at least 1 gb of ram to run XP well. 512mb at the minimum to be acceptable.
Read the upgrading/troubleshooting ram guide in the guides forum before installing ram.

read the speeding up computers/system guide in the guides forum to see how to speed up your system. It is old, so bear in mind it really is only good for office work.

It has a built in telephone modem port and a LAN port for internet.
If you want to go WIFI (wireless) you need to buy a WIFI card for it.

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I have this old Compaq and I used to be able to burn CD's until the day I stuck in my little portable device one would use to store pictures and things..I forget what its called,but you can insert it into a USB port then add or remove pics or anything and remove it and put it back around your neck and go. Anyway after doing this one day I go to burn a Cd and my computer is telling me I have these new drives called E,F,G, & H, which it has now bundled into something called a USB mass storage device. it no longer recognizes that i have a working burner.. it does not even recognize that I have a drive D. All it is reading is those removable device drives that came along with my junk drive. The 'Safely Remove Hardware" option has been coming up and ive used it to disable these other drives..but its still not working..How can I fix this?

A:compaq presario SR1103WM

Right-Click on My Computer, select Manage. In the left pane there should be a listing for Disk Management - click that.

Now, in the right pane, scroll down and see if your CD is listed, but has no drive letter. If so, right click on the grey part and choose "assign letter". I would use Z: (no chance of a USB device trying to grab that letter).

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I have the best luck with computers ever. My brother wanted me to format his oldschool compaq presario 5000 computer so I formatted with the win XP setup disk, when I went to restart to start installing windows after the format it takes me to a blank screen that reads:
"Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1) NTLDR: couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)"

I have booted with floppy and fdisk, fdisk /mbr, formatted about a million times using FAT and NTFS file systems, I have deleted all partitions, did everythinig I can think of.

Does anyone have any idea of how I might solve this and install windows? I know the HDD isn't shot because I can put it in my other comp and actually do a full win install, but when I place it back in the compaq, it brings me to the same error screen.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.

one more thing, I am kinda a n00b at this sorta stuff so any ideas please give me the *hold my hand* explination and guide me what to do with step by step instructions, thanks again guys!

A:Compaq Presario problems PLZ HELP!

Check in your BIOS and make sure you have the right HDD displayed. It would be best to set it to auto. Also you could try setting the BIOS back to the default values.

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I have an older compaq presario 5000 (5wv260), i want to upgrade the memory in it. I know it takes sdram, 168 pin, but i dont know if i need parity or non-parity. OR ecc or non-ecc... anyone know what this computer takes?

A:compaq presario memory help..

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My laptop wants an administrator password that I don't know. Shows a system disabled code of 91550023. What do I do?

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I have had this PC since 2001 and it seems to be in good working condition. It originally came with Windows ME and two years ago, I upgraded the OS to Windows XP. I need help to clean the computer and start over as new. How can I do this?


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