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Compaq Presario 2100 startup problem.HELP

Q: Compaq Presario 2100 startup problem.HELP

Hi guys my laptop is giving me startup problems when i press the power button the processor light flicks and the fan runs but only for a few seconds, shuts down and starts again on its on. It does that several times before it finally loads win XP.What could be wrong and what can i do?And it sometimes shows blue screen when im working and reboots.

A: Compaq Presario 2100 startup problem.HELP

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Hi,

Recently my Presario 2100 keyboard gives me a problem: the G key won't work anymore, but pressing H or ' or the up arrow will also trigger the G key, it can only be stopped by pressing another key:

hgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggw
'ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggf

I did take out the keyboard and spray it with compressed air (in a bike workshop), and it is still the same.

It there any way to solve this problem, without having to pay for a new one?

Thanks for any advice.
 

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Hope i am not in the wrong place ... so here gos

My Compaq Presario 2100 laptop got knocked off the table and broke the screen ,, its a 15 inch from corner to corner ,, will any other compaq models work on this Compaq Presario 2100?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Compaq Presario 2100

Maybe, maybe not. You'll need to check the SPECIFIC laptop replacement screen you're considering and see if it's a match.
 

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compaq presario 2100 when it boots up first compaq screen comes up then goes to option screen ask what do i want mode i would like to start in then after i pick it loops back to first compaq screen and ask agian. rruning recovery console and command chkdsk /r to see what it will say but what are my other options if that dose not work.

the os is xp home editon
intel celeron speed unknow
harddriver 40 or 60
thats all i know about it
 

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My Compaq Presario 2100 Restoration CD is defective... How can I get another one... I have had my pc for a couple of years and never need the cd. But now when I do... it does not work. Where can I download a copy of it from or can I?
 

A:Compaq Presario 2100 Restoration CD

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Hi all, i have acquired a Compaq Presario 2100 recently, it boots into xp ok but some keys do not work i.e R,D,FG,V they are from the same area of the keyboard and i cant see any signs of damage, other keys work fine. Would you reccommend a keyboard replacement for this matter or other solution? best regards, Lee (sorry if this the wrong forum area for my question.....Noob!)
 

A:Compaq Presario 2100 keyboard trouble

Cheers Zenosinks, i will try to do this and get back with the results, although i hav'nt done it before it cant be that tricky?...can it........??? ha ha, regards, Lee
 

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Pardon me it is a PRESARIO 2100USI have that message come up on the screen repeatedly while it keeps trying to reboot .I have tried using the 4 disc recovery set to get it running .It prompts me for a Dos command like this C:/>I am not sure the proper syntax that is required[I had never used the disks prior to this and there are no DOS prompt instructions] the first disc auto-runs to the text screen where you pick the language of choice hit enter to exit,it starts and goes to the DOS Command prompt(I do not know what to do next ai that point) . I have tried to get it to overwrite with the original xp home disc that came with it back then [xp with SP1] it gets up to the point of restart and locks up .I also have tried my newer XP with SP2 it loads the startup files gets to the screen for install and there is no partition open to install on .It also will not go to the advanced options screen to get to safe mode or Last Known Good Configuration .At which point it goes to the BSOD with error messages [the same ones each time]In this order identicle to screen view :0X0000008E , (0XC0000005,0XFAB4DE54,0XFAFDB788,0X00000000)SETUPdd.sys-address FAB4DE54 base at FAB25000 Datestamp 41107c8fI know it could be a simple fix ,or it could be a HDD replacement . If anyone has an answer to this problem all information would be most valued and appreciated .I have never encountered this before .I use this lap top on the road .I am not worried about information on the HDD I would just like... Read more

A:Compaq Presario 2100 Built 2003

That PXE message normally (in my experience) occurs when the system believes it is trying to boot from a network.

Can you get into the BIOS and check the boot options listed? The C: drive should be IDE-0 or something similar.

You might also check all connections for the hard drive.

It could be hard drive problems...it could be something simple and easy to remedy.

Louis

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COMPUTER: Compaq Presario 2100 Laptop running Win XP, Svc Pack 2.

For no apparent reason, the computer malfunctioned, and when booting, goes through the following sequence:

1. The COMPAQ screen?blank screen with COMPAQ in middle.

2. Error Msg: We are sorry for the inconvenience, but Windows didn?t start successfully. A recent Hardware or software change might have caused this?and goes on to advise that if I don?t know what might have caused it, to choose to boot normally. Or I could arrow up to select to boot in Safe Mode, or Safe Mode with Command Line. No matter which one I choose, the following occurs:

3. I get the Win opening screen

4. A couple of clicks in the computer and it shuts down. As it shuts down, a blue screen with some message flashed monentarily, but I can?t catch what it says.

I tried to boot in Safe mode manually (f8) boot no matter which of the options I choose after the Safe screen choices come up, the above sequence takes place.

I hit ESC during boot (or was it f2?), anyway, I got to Setup screen and performed the Drive Test, and got a ?Fail 1 ? 7? message.

So I changed the boot sequence to the CD, hoping I could boot from the repair disk, but the above sequence again took place.

Is there anything else I should do or check before changing the hard drive? Can a repair shop re-write the boot area? And BTW, if I swap the hard drive, do all drives come with standard boot sequences? I mean, if I boot from the CD containing the replac... Read more

A:Compaq Presario 2100 Laptop won't boot

Find the manufacturer of your hard drive and run their Hard Drive Diagnostics Utility.
Lets first see if the drive is bad

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I was just wondering if someone could refer me to any where I could purchase this particular disk.

Either that or anywhere I might be able to download it...or...Somewhere I "shouldn't download it" and that I should "stay away" from. ;D
Any one of the above works, honestly I just want the aformentioned recovery disk.
Thank you in advance.

A:HP Compaq Presario 2100 XP Restore Disk

Google has lots of info, http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=r...mp;aq=f&oq=Louis

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i just formated my old compaq presatio 2100 notebook and now i cant seem to locate the pci modem drivers anywhere.
can anyone give me a link?

A:compaq presario 2100 notebook pci modem drivers

You havent supplied enough information for me to locate the drivers for you. Please go to this link and continue searching

http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Nav?h...&lang=en&cc=us

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i need help on what to do. my computer shut off by itself and now windows wont open.

A:my compaq presario 2100 windows xp wont open

When you start the computer, does it start to boot and give you the Compaq logo or is it just a black screen? If the former, then Boot off of the XP CD Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness Test in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn and boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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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..
 

A:Solved: No wireless nic found in compaq presario 2100 laptop

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Im having a problem of a constant bsod and I've narrowed it down to a spyware virus problem I think But it goes To a screen after the computer loads and it says a driver has overrun a stack based buffer with error codes 0x000000f7 and several others and Tried a system restore with no success and can't remove it with a spyware antivirus cause it reboots, any ideas I'm not to technically skilled.

A:Driver overrun a stack based buffer on compaq presario 2100 plz help

Please post on the malware forum as we aren't allowed to assist with malware removal on the Windows forums. Post here: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

Before posting there, please read the "sticky" entitled "New Instructions" at top of that page.

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All scans suggested in the "preparation" topic come up clean. However, The computer will not turn off or restart. Choosing either command through the start menu leads to nothing happening at all. I assume that this indicates an infection that is not caught by the scans.Thank you very much for your help as I don't know what I'm doing here at all. I don't know what other information you might need so please ask. My mother also thanks you wholeheartedly!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:11:11 AM, on 8/2/2006Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exeC:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-G Notebook Adapter\WPC54Cfg.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:Unknown Malware On Mom's Laptop (a Compaq Presario 2100 Running Xp Home 2002 Sp1)

Hi angelface and welcome to the Bleeping Computer forums. My name is Whisperer and I will be helping you with your problem. Although I am experienced with computers, I am currently a Trainee in Malware removal and, as such, ALL of my fixes will be vetted by malware experts. Please accept our apologies for the delay.I would like you to produce a list of installed programs to assist me in any cleanup. To do this open your HijackThis Click on Open the Misc Tools section or Config? button, depending on how you are set up. If you used the Config... option then click the Misc Tools tabSelect Open Uninstall Manager , a list of your installed programs will be displayed.Select the Save List? button and save the file to your desktop.Please post a copy of this list and an up-to-date HijackThis log in your replyGT

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When starting this pc it will load the BIOS but is then unable to load the Win XP software. It gives a message stating that it is unable to find the system software telling me to initiate the repair process.

By pressing the 'r' key a restart of the pc is initiated causing the pc to reboot. Sometimes the boot process will find the systems software and other time I will need to press either the F1 key to go into the BIOS setup and the exit or press the F8 key to go into safe mode startup to cause the pc to find the system software and thus start up.

This pc has all of the latest updates from Microsoft loaded onto it. The XP version is 2002 and with service pack 2 installed.

I have run the PC-Doctor software installed on the pc which tells me that there are no problems with the hard disk. That being case, is the problem with the operating system? If so how might I obtain the repair disk the BIOS is asking for?

Any help would be appreciated!

A:Compaq Presario startup problem

Your pc should have came with a XP Installation Disk. All you do is insert the CD in the CD Tray and reboot. When it ask to press any button to boot from CD, press any button and the CD will start to load files. Once that is complete (usually 2-5 minutes) press ENTER the press R to repair Operating System

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Hey all. Was on ICQ several weeks ago when a hacker sent an unsolicited message which I didn't even have to accept - just came on in spite of firewall, contact list only acceptance levels, etc. Included (at end) was a "sticking my tongue out" icon. Since then my "p" flares on when least expected. I thought it was stuck but when I hit it a couple of times the whole keyboard was disactivated... (Obviously am not on that lappie right now). Sometimes it doesn't happen for several days then won't even let me log on to the pc at all...

Could it be a virus? Something wrong with the keyboard? Are there any instances of similer shenanigans by the "p" or tongue sticking out icons????

HELP, elpadre
 

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I could not get my laptop to start today. I took out the battery to rest it. I can get it to turn on with the battery out when I plug it in but I am stuck on a red screen that has the compaq logo. In the bottom left it says Press the ESC key for Startup Menu. Nothing happens when I press ESC, I am just stuck on this screen. Any ideas?

Thsnks,
Bill

A:Compaq Presario stuck on Red Startup Screen

Hello Anguscat,I found this HP/Compaq link that may help you expand your testing: Overview of How to Troubleshoot Problems When a Computer Does Not Start Up or Boot Properly - http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01443371&tmp_task=solveCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=4121162#N1990

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Hi all!

I am having trouble with a Compaq Presario R3000 booting up. To be honest, I am not even sure it's a Windows problem, but I figured I'd start here in this section.

To start with, the laptop is not mine - just something I'm working on for someone else. Now, as to the problem...

The system just shut down all at once one day. Now, when trying to startup, it prompts as to whether I want to enter Safe Mode, and if I select yes, Windows starts to boot and then the computer just shuts down. If I tell it to boot normally, it also starts to load Windows and just shuts down. Furthermore, if I go into the BIOS Setup before Windows even starts to boot, after about 15 or so seconds, it also just shuts down!

So, the problem seems to maybe not be Windows - in fact, it seems it's likely a hardware issue of some sort. Of course, the system startup process detects no problems, and there are no beeps. It's really a puzzling problem.

Has anyone else run into this before, with an R3000 or some other laptop?

Many thanks in advance!
 

A:Trouble with Compaq Presario R3000 on startup

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I purchased a Compaq Presario s3310 om (2600 + amd athlon with XP Home Edition. S# 31316953) When I boot up the computer the computer Beeps continiously and nothing happens after that. I have done some research and want to confirm that this is a RAM Issue. The original Ram was 512 mb ddr sdram memory. I did a search on Diagnostic Compaq Bios Beep codes and a continiously beeping indicates Memory error - Reseat or replace and re test. Am I on the right track?  











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A:On startup the computer beeps continiously - Compaq Presario...

Nothing is lost by air dusting the RAM slots.  Not sure you interpretation of beep codes are correct.Beep codes: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07107 What is more bothersome is the purchase of a vintage 2003-04 machine that did not work. Also, reseat any other cards. You might also try a non-destructive System Recovery  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00007689 

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Someone brought me a Compaq presario 2100 today. Said the cd-rom wasn't working.
"Because the disk wasn't spinning when he opened the tray!" I'm guessing he has broken some mechanical thing. So I've never opened a laptop before, should I just get him an external box?
This kinda of made my day. When I plug it in, I'll post more. BTW I do this for fun? I just thought I'd would share that with all the folks here.

BB
 

A:Presario 2100

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Hello-have prev worked with Compaq tech support 3 sessions but still have same problem with video. Until recently, I could watch MSNBC video OK. Have never been able to watch CNN video. No new software has been added to computer recently. Now, when I click to see video on MSNBC, it acts like it's going to open, then get x in corner and says done in taskbar. Then screen comes up telling me to install free software and a link to windows media player 10. I do this, it loads as it should, and I try to install as normal. At end of installation, it gives me error message from Windows Media Technologies. It says"this version of WMT is incompatible with this version of windows. For more info view the info at the Microsoft website". Have tried this several times. Have gone thru several scenarios with compaq and tried many different remedies. Have tried to uninstall all WMP entirely and reinstall. Many restarts. Disc popup blocker, antivirus, firwall, defrag, run programs that compaq had me try. Same prob now. Have the 8 system recovery disc's from compaq if all else fails but don't want to do that if it can be corrected any other way.
 

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Hi

The story - my Compaq Presario 2100 (model code 2111EU) comes without a wireless network adapter mounted, so the easiest choice to enable wireless was to buy a USB-wireless adapter. I bought the Sitecom WL-364 and installed it succesfully. Network connection to my home router was fine, navigation ok, etc. Just a minor flaw: the installation removed the Win XP Home default user-logon screen (you know, the one with those large icons on a blue-ish background) and replaced it with the login box to enter user/password, that's more common in Win XP Pro. Not a big issue anyhow. By the way, the OS is the machine-original Win XP Home, updated to SP3+security patches.

Troubles began with the first shutdown and restart. Windows refused to startup again and hung in the black screen, the one just before the logon one. No HD activity and no response to keyboard, for several minutes (up to 10). Tried to reboot several times, without success. Only way to boot successfully was to restore an older system configuration using the Safe Start mode of Win XP (accessed with F8 during boot). OK, at least I recovered the laptop, but I can't use the USB wireless. Infact, I re-tried the entire installation procedure, with exactly the same results, as well as the need to revert to the pre-install configuration to make the system restart.

Installation of the same USB adapter on another laptop (Thinkpad Z61t) went just fine, including reboot of course.

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A:Presario 2100 & USB wireless

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rite then. i tried downgrade my presario 2100 laptop from windows XP to windows 98, using a boot disk from my presario 1200 series, which is windows 98. there is no floppy drive, so no easy booting. ive tried several different boot CDs, but to no avail. i have used the windows 98 set up disk, and i get quite far, until it starts to detect plug and play devices, and then it crashes, and displays an error message. any ideas? PLEASE!!!

dANNY
 

A:HELP!! ive really messed my presario 2100 up!!

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I just reformatted a Presario 2100, 2.4Ghz, 256ram...it had Windows XP sp1 on it all ready, I just added the SP2, and got all the current Microsoft updates. (FYI this is not my computer and I don't have all the paper work with it) Installed a current virus software. The one of the things that is bothering me is that the ram is only showing 193 of ram! Maybe need to reset the nvram? Don't know how to get to that!

And I am now getting a Fault page error: ***stop: oxooooo50(oxffffffff,oxoooooooo,oxffffffff,oxoooooooo. It says to check any new hardware or software to be sure properly installed, and check updates from Hp. Also it say to "disable the BIOS memory options...such as caching or shadowing in safe mode.

The current BIOS is: KE.M1.65. I know that when I updated my Dell's that I had to flash the BIOS to update to the SP2. So I am thinking that probably this is the problem. But how do you get to the HP PRESARIO SUPPORT! for BIOS update information.

Barbara
 

A:Reformatted Presario 2100 with XP, +SP2

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hi, i have problem with my compaq presario m2000. i cannot it turn on.
it only displays the compaq logo. Pliss help me.Sory for my english.thank for you help.
 

A:compaq presario m2000 problem

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1650NX that is probably about 3 years old. It locks up during start up on the Windows Microsoft XP screen. I don't even know where to start to fix it or figure out what's wrong. Any suggestions?

A:xp compaq presario start up problem

Can you start the machine in Safe Mode?

This is accessed by tapping the F8 key during startup (you'll probably need to do this about once every two-to-three seconds from the time you turn the machine on - shouldn't take more than 20-30 seconds to reach the menu), and selecting Safe Mode from the menu that appears.

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Hi there!,

I have a Compaq Presario 1400 notebook model 14XL355 (celeron 667). It came with 64 MB of RAM (integrated). I have just bought an additional 128 MB of RAM (branch infineon, model hys64v16220gdl-7.5-c2), but when I connected it, my laptop did recognize only 64MB. That is, now my laptop says I have 128 MB when I am supposed to have 192MB.

Any idea about what's happening?

Thanks!
 

A:compaq presario RAM addition problem

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Hi,
My Compaq Presario 2100 boot up to this:
PreBoot Execution Evnironment
PXE_E61 Media Test Failure. Check cable.
Then tries to reboot again.

Then I use the QuickRecover CDs that comes with my laptop. I get this:
Exception 0E ErrorCode=0004
CauseWay Error 09 Unrecoverable exception.
The CD eject.

Then I try to boot from the MS OS CD.
I managed to get into the recover mode and get a c:\
I tried chkdsk, fdsk, but got invalid drive.

Looks like my harddrive is gone.
Questions:
I want to get a bigger drive 40GB from the same manufacturer(Toshiba), will it be compatible with the BIOS, etc?
I tried to manually pull out the harddrive from under the front of the keyboard. But I don;t want to break anything in so doing. Any ideas?

Any suggestions is much appreciated.
 

A:Compaq Presario Boot problem

As I ahve been working with computers my whole life you must be one person that might not know a lot. I am not calling you a liar or anything but I do not believe that your hard drive is under the keyboard as HP owns compaq and I ahve not seen an HP note book that has a Hard Drive under the Key Board. I believe your hard drive is under tha lab top or at the front. Mind it being you will have to take some screws out and go hunting.

On anoter note if your Hard Drive was fried yur lap top would not even reconize it. There for Ibeleieve it is a windows installaion problem I think yiou said you are using Win XP. If you are do a full format of your Note Book and try to reload the boot disks. If the boot disks dont work the just load windws as your boot disks might have a problem or are corrupted with scratches mis use etc.

Need any more help IM me.
 

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I bumped my laptop this morning on the mouse pad (the thing you run your finger on to move the mouse curser) pretty hard and my laptop shutdown, as I went to power it back on it wouldn't turn on. I can click the power button all I like nothing will start up. I took off the caseing above the RAM and hard-drive and made sure they didn't shimmy loose, after I made sure neither was loose I put the covers back on and I'm still having the same problem.
I have been having hard-drive problems latley and have to replace the hard-drive but thats beside the point.(Laptop only works in safe mode with networking). I have someone who wants to buy it with the current hard-drive problem due to the great price I offered. But I am ensured that theire not going to buy it if the damn thing wont power on.
The power cord and battery work just fine. (Was working good last night) Could somthing be loose? I have read tons of articles on this matter and nothing I saw applies to me. Would this have somthing to do with the CPU and Motherboard parts getting loose enough so it cannot recive power? Or is this one of them problems when I have to either take the whole damn thing apart and sauder stuff or what? Any imput will be greatly apreciated.
 

A:HP Compaq Presario F700 problem

You need to disassemble the case to get to the MousePad unit... remove, adjust, and replace it, then remove or disable the current touchpad drivers, and reinstall them from a Presariou download...
It there is any permanent damage, you will see it, but usually it is an adjustment of components.
 

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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.
 

A:Compaq Presario V2000 Problem

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i used to have win vista , move to win 7 ultimate , no audio anymore , can you help me?
thanks
[ Sonido DirectX ]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ Controlador primario de sonido ]

Propiedades del dispositivo DirectSound:
Descripci?n del dispositivo Controlador primario de sonido
M?dulo del controlador
Buffers principales 0
Tama?o de muestra min/m?x de los buffers secundarios0 / 0 Hz
Formatos de sonido de los buffers principales Ninguno
Fomatos de sonido de los buffers secundarios Ninguno
Buffers de sonido (total/libres) 0 / 0
Buffers de sonido est?ticos (total/libres) 0 / 0
Buffers de sonido fluidos (total/libres) 0 / 0
Buffers de sonido 3D (total/libres) 0 / 0
Bufers de sonido 3D est?ticos (total/libres) 0 / 0
Buffers de sonido 3D fluidos (total/libres) 0 / 0

Funciones del dispositivo DirectSound:
Controlador certificado No
Dispositivo emulado No
Tama?o de muestra preciso No soportado
DirectSound3D No soportado
Creative EAX 1.0 No soportado
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A:problem w mi lap v3417la compaq presario

Have you update the drivers from the HP/Compaq website?

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hi folks, need help fast,

hi hope you can help i have a presario compaq which when i brought i went into some set up and where as when it loads it asks for a password before it loads.. i now want this off as its just annoying!!! i have the password luckily but whenever i go into it before it loads by pressing esc and try and disable it, and save config its still asks for it when i reboot any help or advice im really willing to pay i even have tried to defualt it and save but still asks any help would be amazing
 

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Hi All

I own a Compaq Presario F551AU laptop. It has been playing up so I used the HP system restore feature to restore it to factory settings. This meant that all data would be destroyed as the disk would be formatted as part of the process. Part of the process was to back up all other data which I did to a USB disk and it worked perfectly. The computer was then formatted and restored to factory and all works fine.

Now comes the problem.

When I use this to restore the back from the HP resotre utility is does not find the disk drive with the back up on it. Yet I can access the drive and find the back up files manually. Part of the back up file is an application which also sets the process as well. This also does not find the necessary files.HP say sorry no idea and of course windows back up does not recognise it.

Lots of important data on this. If anyone can help I would appreciate it very much.

Thanks

TonyinOz
 

A:compaq presario restore problem

Try this.
 

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My desktop goes straight to this screen. And nothing else happens.

A:Compaq presario booting problem! Help!

Some more info would really help. Make and model, what is the screen it goes to?

Can you get to the safe boot menu (F8 on startup)?

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Hi:

Here's the problem:

Someone asked me to see if I could upgrade an early (old) Compaq Presario 5WV254 computer. The first thing I did was max out the RAM (768MB) using Crucial's 'certified' Compaq modules.

This dinosaur has a 40GB hard drive and an nVidia 8MB graphics card. I placed Windows XP Pro into the drive and proceeded to format the drive with NTFS. Everything went smoothly, and the machine rebooted after installing the drivers, etc.

Unfortunately, instead of continuing to proceed with the usual installation process, it starts the initial setup process over and over (I let this happen about 7 times) and will not complete the installation.

I've performed upgrades on lots of these older Compaq Presarios, but have never encountered this before.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how this issue can resolved?

Thanks in advance.

Griff
 

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Hello,

I have Compaq Presario C784TU laptop with windows 7 updated on it.

Recently while watchng a movie,the audio suddenly started giving problems.
i updated my audio driver in the device manager and it installed Conexant High Definition Audio Driver 221. After installing that,my audio completely stopped working.

Also,that my headphones are working but only the speakers have stopped working.
I have checked all the settings and also i dont think there is any problem with the hardware.

Could any one please help me with this.

Thanks.

A:Compaq Presario audio problem

Hi,

I would suggest you to run Windows Audio Playback Diagnose and Repair from the below MS FIX-IT: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/AudioPlayback/

If the issue still persists, then go to control panel/sound/speakers/properties/advanced/restore defaults.

If nothing works, I suggest that you uninstall and reinstall the drivers for your Audio device. This will reset all Audio Components.

Kindly revert and let us know if that fixes your issue.

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Hello all...
I recently wanted to install a program which told me i halfway through the installer that i had to have SP3 to run it.
So i googled sp3, went to the microsoft website and downloaded it.
My pc started to do the loop reboot thing thats assicoiated with amd processors..of course i didnt read up on this before i installed it.
So i researched how to fix this problem and came up with alot of different solutions.
I went to go get the xp disk. Inserted it in the drive and pressed F10 upon startup which launched the system recovery thing for compaq. I clicked recover or whatever and it started to do its thing, next thing i know its reinstalled xp...
So im thinking its wiped everything and installed a fresh version of XP which is not the case.
It still shows the programs in the program list but i cant use them and when i look at the C: drive capacity, there is still the same amount taken up and a little bit more, as i had previously before the crash.
Ive kinda worked out that its installed itself over the top of my older xp? but i dont know how to get this back
Please help!
 

A:Windows XP Compaq Presario Problem.

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My Compaq Presario X1000 has a problem that i find impossible to fix. What happens is that when I turn on the pc, it doesnt respond and just stays blank even though all the lights are on. When i learnt about the pressing the top of the f6 button while turning it on, it works. But during using the pc, it would somehow flicker and turn black again. Is there any way to permanently solve this problem?
 

A:Compaq Presario X1000 problem.

It sounds like you have a hardware problem. Maybe a power short. Maybe a bad power cable or connector. Maybe a bad motherboard. The possiblities are nearly endless.

If you feel that you are not skilled enough with notebook hardware, consider taking it to professional. Often they will diagnose for free or little money.
 

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One of the discs that came with this computer was damaged, and I have lost my hard drive. HP says the discs I need won't be available for 1-2 weeks, and I need to do the repair sooner than that. (Will have the new drive in 1-2 days.) Does anyone know of an alternate source of recovery disks? Any experience with restoredisks.com?
Thanks.
Frank

A:Need Recovery Discs for Presario 2100

Sorry for the late reply, I am not familiar with restoredisks.com so I cannot comment on it. What is HP charging you if you dont mind me asking? restoredisks.com has it for $26.99 which seems to be a bit high IMO

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I have a presario 700 it shuts down after a couple of minutes. I tried just booting to BIOS and same thing happens. It's probably a heat issue but is there anyone with a suggestion to remedy the situation?
 

A:Compaq Presario 700 laptop shut down problem

Fan works but it is mostly on high. The BIOS stinks doesn't have much to choose from and temp is not an option. I am going to try the dusting hopefully that will be a quick fix. thanks for the response.
 

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first please take a look at this video on the youtube which i took to show the problem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaXr3y5c9? if u cant the access youtube then there is a picture of the laptop http://i54.tinypic.com/o5s082.jpg
anyone know how to fix it??? it was working untill i restarted the system and i have tried reinstalling the copy of windows 7 and bt no luck stilll bt it works fyn on the external screen if i connect it through the VGA port.... Bt the screen resolution stays 1024 x 768 cant change it to higher version at all..... Please some1 help me................... Laptop is Compaq Presario v3239tu model........
cant see the bios screen at all to get into that

i reinstalled the copy of windows 7 through the external screeen
 

A:Display problem with Compaq Presario v3239tu

The YouTube video is corrupt... It doesn't look like the HP support has a Windows 7 video driver for your model laptop. Did the laptop originally come with Vista installed or XP? If you have a Nvidia video chip, you might find a better driver there at the Nvidia support website
 

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hi guys i am new to this forum and i am not very familiar with hardware part so i
am having a compaq presario b1011 notebook and the dvd rom drive automatically ejects out of the system whenever i switch on the system and if i close it again it automatically ejects and i have done a firmware upgrade too downloaded from the hp website still the problem remains can u kindly guide me with this problem

thank you
 

A:compaq presario b1011-dvd rom drive problem

Does the drive in fact refuse to stay closed at all when the machine is powered on?
 

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Hello,
I purchased a Compaq presario V3617LA laptop a couple of months ago which is running Windows Vista. Here is the problem I have been having:

It frequently freezes for several seconds and then shuts off. This seems to happen when it is attempting to load a web site with many images, though it often happens when only one or two applications are open as well. It is as if only a few MB of the 1024 MB are functioning.

I have run the hard drive diagnostic test, memory test, and did a system reinstallation as well with no success.

That is my main problem. Another minor question... how does one disable the function where touching the touch pad is equivalent to a left mouse click?

Thanks so much for any assistance.
 

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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've just bought a Compaq Presario v6000 with vista - the Wifi connection to my DLINK router if giving me intermittent problems.

The link to the router seems to remain up but i lose my connectivity to the internet. This can happen if I leave the unit idle for a few mins or I hibernate/sleep the unit. The only way I'm able to the re-connect is to shut down and restart the Laptop.

Has anyone seen this before?

A:Compaq Presario v6000 Wifi problem

See other posts in this forum - seems there is a known hardware problem with the laptops and wireless networks. I am having the same issues with mine. Only mine is out of warranty and dont really want to send it away for repairs.

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My compaq laptop screen is not working properly. The problem is that i can not see full screen of my laptop. it appear two side one is fully black and another side window appear but in two horizontal part. What is wrong? And how do I fix it? Please help.
something like that

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hi hook it up to an external monitor does it show correctly on the external monitor?

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I have the following problem with my XP Home SP2 Compaq F762AU laptop.

Sometimes after shutting down the laptop refuses to turn on when I hit the power key. Dead. It's only when I hit the power key together with the Fn key it would power up. This is a combo I accidentally found while grappling to turn it on yesterday, and it happened again just minutes ago. Sure enough hitting the Fn and power keys together at the same time turns it on. Like I said this doesn't happen all the time when I shut down and turn it back on, only sometimes, but it's bugging me.

I realise it may not be too big an issue but it bothers me nonetheless - who knows it could get worse (say, refusing to turn on at all).

Anybody ever experienced this?

Thanks!
 

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I have a Compaq Presario V5000 that won't power up. The fan powers up for just a half second and then shuts down again, but the power light stays on. There is NO post or boot. No screen. It did this intermittently at first but is now permanent. I've done all the power options - no battery, etc. This seems to be a common problem with HP/Compaq laptops. Is it worth replacing the motherboard or should I just scrap it?
 

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We bought two Compaq lap tops for our kids at the same time. One has never really held a charge very long on the battery. Battery went completly dead, will not even start with the power cord that still works. Is there an intrenal battery that needs changed?

THANKS
 

A:Power Problem with Compaq Presario 2200

Did you try removing the battery, yet keeping the adapter plugged in and booting? There is no internal battery - but if the laptop won't start with just the cord, then typically it's a larger hardware issue (motherboard, bad component, etc.)
 

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Hello,

The sound on my 3-month old Compaq Presario SR5510F is not functioning at all. I cannot hear the sound on webcasts. There is no sound on clips on the internet, including videos. I cannot hear any music playback ;and now, I cannot hear persons that I chat with on the Skype, though they hear me when I speak.

I took the computer to the Geek Squad today at BEST BUY. They tested it with their accessories and told me all was fine. I bought a new headset and external speakers. When I returned home and connected these, together with my DELL monitor, to the computer, there again was no sound.

It is very frustrating not having the sound as I do conferencing on Skype and Go To Meeting quite frequently. I have one on Monday morning. I need and will appreciate your help for solution.

Thanks.
 

A:Sound problem with Compaq Presario SR5510F

Hi there

Have you tried reinstalling the drivers for your soundcard?

To do so you must first uninstall the current drivers by starting a run dialog (Either Start > Run or by holding down the windows key and pressing "R") and typing in:

devmgmt.msc

You find your sound card/audio device, right click, go to properties, and under the driver tab select "uninstall."

Then download and install the correct driver:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=2093&product=3740354

if that doesn't work, try this one:

ftp://152.104.238.19/pc/audio/WDM_R198.exe
To find other drivers for your system and more support go to:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=3740354&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us
 

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I have a Compaq Presario that lacks a Ethernet cable link. It only has phone line links, but no Ethernet cable link. The network connection I use requires my Adapter to be able to connect with an Ethernet cable, but my desktop for the Presario doesn't have one.

Question: Is there any kind of cable that has the Ethernet on one side, and a Phone Line cable at the other side that I am able to purchase? Or is there any kind of link cable of some sort that could help my ethernet cable connect to this computer that does not have an Ethernet cable link? Thank you if helped.>.<
 

A:Ethernet cable problem with Compaq Presario

If you have a USB port, you can buy a USB to ethernet adapter for about 10 dollars.
 

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Hiya

The screen on my Compaq Presario C700 has gone green and fractally.It looks a bit like its eaten someones' acid. Not ideal, and is a bit migraine inducing...

It comes back to life if I tilt the screen right back, which says to me its a loose connection somewhere. Its not the motherboard, as I have checked it on an external monitor and is fine...

BUT

I have disassembled and re-assembled and its still the same, and now have a query...

Behind the screen, along with the ZIF connector that connects at the top , there is a tiny white plug on a silver cable that isnt connected to anything, and I cannot see anywhere it should live. Is this for a camera maybe, or is this maybe my problem?

Please, any advise would be massively appreciated. The disassembly manual on HPs website was completely useless, it appears to be for a different model than the one I asked for...

I look forward to your reply

Andy
 

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After purchasing (1) 128 MB SDRAM, PC133 RAM stick for my old Compaq Presario, Model 5822, with a Pentium II processor, 550 MHZ, I realized that the "Computer Wiz" sales kid at the Best Buy didn't know what the heck he was talking about.

After a search here, (what I should have done before buying) I checked the following sites that were recomended by the TG members:

http://www.4allmemory.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.memorySearch&manufacturer_id=25&model_id=12636

http://www.crucial.com./store/listp...Compaq&cat=RAM&model=Presario+5822.&submit=Go

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/con...asp?SysID=+8681+&distributor=0&submit1=Search

Apparently, I should have bought 1(or 2) PC100, SDRAM RAM stick(s). However, I still have a few questions that I hope someone will answer:

1) Memory.com & Crucial.com say that the maximum memory for this computer is 256 MB, while Kingston.com says that the maximum possible is 512 MB. The computer has two RAM Slots (64 MB & a 32 MB). Who is right?

2) On the package of the new, ill purchased, 128 MB PC 133, it shows also 16x64. What does this mean? Should I watch out for these numbers during my next trip to BEST BUY?

3) Whats the deal with DDRAM, SDRAM, RAM, .....Which one is right for my computer?

Thanks....

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Good evening,

I have a Presario 1500 notebook for more than ten years now but after my last format it is impossible to watch smooth streaming video (YouTube for example).

I did what I do every time, I used the original system recovery cd's, the original Windows XP OS cd and of course I downloaded the usual drivers (chipset, sound, video-graphics) but the problem persists. Furthermore, after a while the computer crashes in an ATIfailure kind of type.

I tried various sites with drivers but nothings seems to work.

PLEASE HELP!
 

A:Compaq Presario 1500US video problem

The exact error would be helpful. However, if your description is semi accurate, it sounds like the laptop has an ATI video chipset and the error would indicate an ATI video driver crash.

It's generally recommended to only use the drivers supplied by the laptop manufacturer. So try updating/reinstalling the video drivers and use the drivers from Compaq (even though they are likely old).

Having said that, you can try getting drivers directly from the video chipset manufacturer. But drivers directly from the chipset manufacturer don't always work.
 

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Customer's Presario was attempting to load into XP home and stopped at screen with mouse pointer that didn't move when mouse was moved. Booted into safe mode. Same thing. Booted to recovery partition. More or less same thing. Finally convinced Compaq tech support to send the recovery cds. It recreated the restore partition and then, IIRC, stalled at the same place when it tried to restore the Windows partition. Finally, I tried to install windows 98, and it stalled out during registry creation.

Somewhere along the line, I started to suspect a hardware issue. :-/

I've checked both the RAM and hard drive and they're clean. A friend has suggested that it might be the mouse's PS2 port and to try turning it off in BIOS and use an USB mouse. I haven't tried that yet - I'm working on another computer.

Does anybody have any other suggestions, or should I start shopping around for a new mobo if that doesn't work?
 

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I have winME installed on Compaq Presario 5000 with 700mhz celeron 64mb ram 15 gig drive with a DVD and CDRW.

The computer recognizes the DVD which works great but the CDRW is not recognized at all in control panel. The light on the CDRW blinks once on boot up. I took cover off and reseated all connections which are tight.

If I run compaq diagnostics, the computer locks up. If I add new hardware it never finds the CDRW drive.

I went to compaq help site online and ran a diagnostic there which worked without locking up. However the CDRW is not found on list of hardware.

I cannot figure out how to check bios to see if it is configured wrong.. BTW, I have an extra Creative Blaster CDRW(new) that could be installed, but since this compaq is new I hate to replace something in it without making sure it is broken. Also, I dont want to send my new computer off to a service center if I can fix it.

Any ideas on what I can do?
 

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When I insert an SD card into the reader, the computer will recognize it but I can not open it or move things onto it. If I go into My Computer it shows the card as being there, but when I double click on it nothing happens. Any advice?
 

A:Compaq Presario R3000 SDcard problem

Try it in another device to see if it can read or store there... Flash memory cards have a very bad failure rate.
You might also try reformatting the card.
 

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I got a Compaq Presario 1800 as a hand-me-down from my friend. It has a sound problem: no sound from the laptop speakers can be heard. The headphone jack is messed up, and the O shaped plate that goes on the plug is missing. But, if I plug in headphones and point the headphone plug up, sound can be heard from the headphones. Is there any way to fix the laptop speakers?

Thanks!
 

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Hi i have a compaq presario r4000 had it about a year now and every time i turn him on the dvd rom drive makes a cracking sound and does not play anymore dvds or cds
it is a hp GCC-4244N

Any body got anyideas on how to fix it

Greets

 

A:compaq presario r4000 dvdr om problem

THe noise it makes is the same as an old fashioned harddrive
and if i put a cd or dvd in it does not regonise it
ideas anybody?
 

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Greetings

I have a Compaq Presario 1685 notebook, and its TFT display has clouded up on me till its all white and nothing is visible on the desktop.

An external monitor works fine on the system (which kinda eliminates the video card) but I beleive something might be up with the screen itself.

The problem occurred previously, and I solved it when I noticed that applying delicate pressur to certain spots behind the screen, cause the display to return as normal..

This doesn't work anymore though.

Another thing is.. when the computer is off for a long time (about a day) it takes longer for the screen to get cloudy white. For example.. the system would boot normally, the red COMPAQ logo would appear, followed by the initialization screens, and the Windows 98 startup screen.. then the desktop would appear.. and a couple minutes after, it would turn white.. boom..

If anyone has any ideas on this.. I"d love to hear 'em... THANX!
 

A:Compaq Presario 1685 Display Problem

It sounds like the laptop display is shot. Contact Compaq to see how much it will cost to replace it.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario V5000 that won't power up. The fan powers up for just a half second and then shuts down again, but the power light stays on. There is NO post or boot. No screen. It did this intermittently at first but is now permanent. I've done all the power options - no battery, etc. This seems to be a common problem with HP/Compaq laptops. I replaced the CPU to no effect. Is it worth replacing the motherboard or should I just scrap it?
 

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Hi guys, I have a unique problem. After my laptop HP Compaq CQ50 comes out of hibernation or standby the sound no longer functions properly. I get no sound at all. A quick reboot fixes the problem but it would be nice if I could get it to work after coming out of hibernation. Any suggestions? Thanks.

M51

A:HP Compaq Presario CQ50 sound problem

Hi M51.If you're using Vista it's a known issue and there is an update (937077) that addresses that here.If it doesn't work, or you already have it, or you do not have Vista, let us know.Well actually, let us know anyway.

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1879UK and when I pressed the start button on the tower the PC did not come on but the light surrounding the start button flashed continuously. I tried to press the button in to turn it off but nothing happened and the light kept flashing. Eventually I turned the power off at the wall. When I turned it back on the same thing happened. However, when I tried after about an hour turned off at the wall the PC came on as normal. It has done this several times variously coming on and not. Now it will not come on at all and the start button light keeps flashing.

Would be grateful for some help.

Thanks
mygoose
 

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Hopefully I posted in the right section. But anyways I will be as detailed as possible. Currently I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 115dx running Wins7 out of factory. One day I was using my computer perfectly fine, everything normal and running great. I decide to close the lid to put it to sleep.

I come back later to find that it didn't actually sleep and was just stuck there. This has happened before and I would just turn off the computer and it would be fine. But recently I did and it is now stuck at bootup. The caps locks blinks 1 time, which corresponds to CPU not functioning I believe. I reseated harddrive and ram, didn't do much.

Then randomly as I am trying to get it to boot by turning it on and off, waited a few and it booted up normally. Perfect. Then I decided to shut it down instead of putting it to sleep just to find later when trying to get on, its back to the problem.

Any help would be appreciated on how to prevent this without any major repair work.
 

A:Solved: Compaq Presario CQ56 problem

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Hi,

I recently turned on my laptop and the screen was black. After a while when it booted up, the screen came on as normal and then flashed out about 10 seconds later. I can shine a torch on to the screen when it boots up and see windows and everything but it's obviously too dark to use. I replaced inverter and lcd panel but the problem remains...

How should I go about fixing this?
 

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The symptoms of this problem are so specific. I hope someone recognizes them.

My computer will not finish booting normally. The screen will either remain totally blank or else it will begin booting only to go blank or sometimes some small section of the screen will be repeated all over it. The boot up process always fails in one of four places:
1) The screen will remain totally blank on power up.
2) The COMPAQ logo will appear for 2 or so seconds then it will fail.
3) The COMPAQ logo will come and go, then the cursor blinks in the upper-left corner for a few seconds, and then it will fail.
4) Windows will start loading and "Microsoft Corporation" will appear on the screen for about 1/2 seconds, then it fails.

On all occasions, the fans and LEDs will turn on, and the HD and DVD make noises.

This is the part I hope will be a huge clue to some of you out there. If anything appears on the screen during two consecutive attempts to turn the computer on, then it will always successfully finish booting on the latter attempt. It will never finish booting unless this happens.

What is strange is that it seems to know whether something appeared on the screen during the previous attempt, because during the one immediately after that, the screen almost always remains totally blank. So at most something will show on the screen only every other time I turn the computer on.

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Hello all,
I have a machine here that was working fine up till 2 days ago. And now it won't boot up. There is no POST, the monitors LED cycyles (indicating it is connected to the tower and in power save mode), and no beep codes. The LED's on the front of the tower are lit (both power and HD) and the power supply fan runs but that is it. The HD does not spin nor does the CD drives eject buttion fuction (indicating no power). The whole unit acts as though it is in sleep mode.

I am gussing the power supply failed, anyone else have any experence to the contrary or have other ideas?

Oh I also tried wiping the CMOS but to no avail. Any help with this is appreaced.

-Gameman
 

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Hey Guys, Problem number 50000 has occured lol

Trying to boot up my Compaq Presario V6000 after not using it for a while
It'll start up for a while then just cut off...
Next time it comes up blue screen with this on it

***STOP: 0x00000005c (0x0000010B,0x00000003,0x00000000,0x0000000)

What on earth does this mean?
How can i fix this?
I've tried rebooting to factory still problems occuring?

Any ideas guys?

Cheers
Paul
 

A:Compaq Presario v6000 major problem

1st thing I would try is to re-seat the RAM, pull it out blow it off and put it back in...(make sure there all the way in)
if you get in windows, go to C:/windows/minidumps, copy them here, maybe someone with more experience can look at them for you...

good luck!
 

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My compaq laptop screen is not working properly. The problem is that i can not see full screen of my laptop. it appear two side one is fully black and another side window appear but in two horizontal part. What is wrong? And how do I fix it? Please help.
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I wanted to upgrade my memory in my Compaq Presario 2100 Notebook. I had the original 256 mb but was sharing with video driver so only had 192. In the specs it indicated I could upgrade to 1 gb. The store I visited did not have a 1 gb so I purchased 2 512mb. It is only recognizing 1 of them. What I bought was 2 - KVR333SO/512R PC2700 CL2.5 200 pin SODIMM. The salesman at the store said adding a 2700 instead of a 2100 would be ok because it would drop down to what it was needed. Is this not true? Could this be the reason it will not recognize both cards for a total of 1024? Thanks,

Niece
 

A:Memory not recognized in presario 2100 notebook

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I need to get information off of a Compaq Presario 2100 laptop's hard drive, but it has a proprietary connector that's essentially the same, but it's actually a female slot connector, like the plugs on really old floppy cables. I can't find an adapter for this anywhere. Does anyone here know where I can get an adapter that will make it a standard 44 pin laptop connector?
 

A:Solved: Presario 2100 Hard Drive...

What brand of drive? Are you sure that you have the connector/adapter off the drive?
 

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I have a presario 2100 series (2170CA) notebook that has a dead 2200+ XP-M thoroughbred core CPU 256k L2 Cache 266mhz bus.

Does anyone know if presario notebooks like this will support a Barton mobile core. I was wanting to replace it with a 2500+ XP mobile barton.
kaddy69
 

A:Presario 2100 notebook and Barton moblie CPU

It should be upgradeable. They use the same socket. Some laptops aren't CPU-upgradeable though, the best place to check is the manufacturer's website.
 

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Hi all,
I have a Compaq Presario 6300us that fails to boot. It goes into the POST and gives me one long beep, then after a few seconds repeats. I have looked around for Compaq POST codes but have not found any for the newer MB's. Anyone know of a site with newer POST codes for Compaq's? I tried the Compaq/HP site but it is only the basic information (installing, drivers etc) and not what I am looking for. Any help is apprecated.

-Gameman
 

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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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Hello everyone!

I have been having this issue recently that I need help with. I am fairly clued up when it comes to computers, but this one has me stumped.

I have a COMPAQ Presario F500AU
1.8GHz AMD Turion x64 X2 Duel Core processor
Nvidia GeForce 6100
Broadcom Wireless
15.4" WXGA Widescreen LCD display
Windows 7 Ultimate beta Ver. 1000 (Windows Vista Home Basic was standard with it)

I recently had to take my DVD drive out and re-insert it due to dusty contacts. I put my laptop back together and inserted the DVD drive back in.

Please note, when I did all this, I was wearing a static strap connected to the computer while working on it on an anti-static mat with the mains and battery disconnected from it.

When I insert my DVD drive into the laptop, my laptop lights up, but I get no video signal. After about 30 seconds my computer turns off and on again. If I take my DVD drive out of my laptop, it boots as per normal.

Has anyone got any ideas as to how I could solve this issue?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Cheers,
David
 

A:Compaq Presario Optical Drive/Boot problem

*bump*

I really need help on this one! I still can't figure it out. Any ideas?
 

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I have a 2009 compaq presario. Recently I turned it on and saw nothing but a white screen with some vertical streaks of different colors so I turned it off. A few hours later I turned it on again and saw the standard black and white screen with text saying that the computer was improperly shut down and asked if I wanted to start in safe mode. But my keyboard strokes had no effect, and the highlighted option did not change when I pressed the up and down arrows, nor did the screen change when I pressed enter. But I waited a few minutes and eventually got the login screen for windows vista, showing my icon and the guest icon. Again, nothing on the screen changed when I pressed enter or attempted to move the cursor with the mouse. Then a minute later the screen slowly started to fade to white, with the colored vertical streaks as described earlier. Soon the white and the streaks filled the whole screen. A few minutes later though the login screen suddenly appeared again, but it was still unresponsive and again slowly faded to white.

I believe that the operating system itself is probably in good order, and it is probably responding to all of my keystrokes, but that it's the video signal or the monitor that is failing. I would like to determine which it is. Do I have a faulty monitor, or is the problem with the video card? Or with something else?

Secondly, if it is a simple hardware problem, I have a 2nd laptop of the same model. How difficult would it be to swap out needed ... Read more

A:problem with monitor/video [compaq presario laptop]

If the 2nd laptop is exactly the same model you can put the hard drive from the problem laptop into the other laptop and, if there is no problem with that hard drive, it should boot into Windows.

See how that goes and let us know. What model Compaq laptop are they ?
 

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Well my computer has got an overheating problem underneath it and I have no idea how to fix it.

It have happened the hole entire time I have had this Computer.

My computer works well in other aspects apart from that.

Thanks

Reuben
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ50 Over Heating Problem, Anyway to treat it?

Hello Reuben13,
Some more information would be great due to your computer overheating.
Try running PC Wizzard, that monitors the CPU temperature and things like GFX card, ect

Here is the link for the download to PC Wizzard :http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php
Please report back with the temperature reading of your CPU, HDD ect.

Also Try looking at the back of your laptop/computer for blocked/clogged air vents that aren't getting proper airflow. or stickers that are covering those vents.

Are you putting your desktop/laptop on a cool surface?
please let me know.
thankyou
 

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Hi All,

Hope you can help me.

I have a Compaq Presario C300 Laptop which i am working on.

The screen is faint so at 1st i thought it would be the backlight or the inverter. I changed the inverter to a new working one and no change was seen. I then changed the screen to a working one and that still didn't fix the problem.

I have hooked up the computer to an external monitor and it works fine.

I now am unsure what the problem can be other than the cable.

Can anyone else give me an idea as to what the problem is?

Thank you in advance.
 

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Okay I have a Compaq Notebook 3.25gb running Windows xp home. Okay this is the problem... it wont boot anymore (not a laptop tech). Now I've removed the battery and plugged It into the AC Outlet...still no power.. so I'm thinking okay maybe it's the plug...Not!! I place that same hp adapter to another laptop and it works fine. Can anyone provide some instructions on what steps I should take now. I'm thinking it's the board itself or the pin connector on the laptop... thanks in advance here
 

A:COMPAQ PRESARIO 2200/NOTEBOOK..Power Problem

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i normally hibernate on my laptop, so that i can resume later. lately, it seems that my operating system
has been corrupted, so that instead of hibernating, it is sleeping or something? powering up does not resume. accidental comboination of fn+f2 apparently resumed it once. now, i can't resume or reboot at all. when i power on, the machine attempts to boot using the dvd drive, then powers off.
any ideas ? thx
 

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 Hello, this is my first post at HP and I will try to explain it the best as I know.All started when I installed Windows 10 Enterprise 64Bits at this notebook, Compaq Presario CQ60-120ES.As default the video driver was with alert but it was not problem at all because the screen was working witha basic Window Driver and after try to find online driver to the video device It was installed a very good driver,but,...But, after a few weeks I understood that, when I closed the screen and open it again, after the hibernation orsuspend, the screen was always color black, the computer awake always but the screen was black, then I pressed the power on ten seconds to completely power off the notebook and then I could turn on as always. A good day I decided to fix the issue with closing/open the screen and black screen as result, then I returned to install Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bits. I was very happy surprised when the Windows 7 installation finishes, becausethe first that I did it was close and open the screen, and now was working very well. I did not know if the main problem was at the video device driver or in some differences between energy administration of Windows 10 and Windows 7. Then I follow the first thread, the video driver. I downloaded three video drivers to FV598EA#ABE to the intel graphics solution, one to Windows Vista 32 bit and two to Windows 7, one for 32 and other for 64 bit. Finally I returned to install Windows 10, the unique driver that I was enable... Read more

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Hi,My laptop is showing "Enter Administrator Password or Power On Password"I cant find any password that have worked but after a few tryes is says System Disables, Key: 55053602 .Can somebody help me,Thanks

A:Compaq Presario CQ35 System Disable Problem

@pejal? Enter   40931224 Regards, DP-K

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Last year, I did a clean install of Windows Vista Basic 32-bit in this computer and then donated it to a neighbor.

Its motherboard has SiS 760 graphics, but the heatsink on the chip was broken off and I was concerned about overheating, so I installed a NVIDIA GeForce 6200 AGP card.

The computer has been working fine since I set it up.

The neighbor contacted me today about the display alternating between normal size and too large, depending on when and how many times the computer is restarted.

I discovered the display adapter in the Device Manager to be on "Standard VGA Adapter" instead of on "NVIDIA GeForce 6200".

Thinking the neighbor had accidentally uninstalled the driver while uninstalling some other programs, I checked the Programs And Features list and saw it still listed there.

I decided to uninstall the driver and then install a more current version.

To my surprise, the current version and a few older versions refused to install because they detected the graphics device as incompatible.

I know the AGP card hasn't died because the monitor is connected to it and displaying.

I'm really stumped at this point, so I'm hoping someone has a solution.

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Hi, everybody. I have the above laptop and all I get is a black screen. There isn't any faint image on the screen which would tell me the back light is out. I hook up an external monitor and nothing on that one either. Any ideas what can be wrong??? The problem started right after downloading Nortons anti virus and star office. Steve
 

A:Solved: Laptop Problem Compaq Presario x1000

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HP presario 2135us running XP PRO, 1gb ram won't boot known good 30gb hd.

Get "Initializing MBA ctl alt B to configure..
Pre boot agent
preboot execution environment pxe
PXE-E61 media test failure
operating system not found.

WILL boot win xp setup disk, but setup fails with
"file acipec.sys caused unexpected error (32768) at line 5964 in
d:\xpsprtm\base\boot\setup\setup.c. press any key to continue"

then it rebooted cd and this time failed with "
"iINF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing status 2
setup cannot continue. press any key to exit.

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My primary identical laptop WILL boot this hd....this secondary laptop's hd WILL boot my primary identical laptop.

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Any ideas?
I have also seen msg "check cable" after the media test failure msg....so thinking to do just that tried to get into laptop to check....i sort of think the hd connector is probably hard mounted on sys board, but never could get into the laptop to see....took all the screws of fthe back, under the front edges, loosened the display hinges, got the top to rise slightly along front and side edges....seemed to be hung midway and wouldn't go any further...
do you know if the connector is hard to the board or cable connected? and do you know how to get into the thing?
And do you have any suggestions or know what the prob is likely to be.
Thanks.
 

A:Laptop Presario 2100 boot failure on known good hd

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I have a Compaq Presario 2100 laptop that's stuck in a reset loop. When I turn it on, the lights will come on, the fan will spin, and then it turns off and resets even before I can see the compaq logo. It does this perpetually until I unplug it and take out the battery. I don't know where to start and don't want to take it apart unnecessarily because laptops are annoying like that.

Any clues as to what's happening? I know it's not overheating, because It's been off for quite some time and I put arctic silver on the heatsink not long ago, which helped temps.
 

A:Solved: Presario 2100 Laptop Reset Loop

Knock Knock...
 

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Hi,

I'm trying to restore my Presario 2143AP using the Quick Restore CD's that came with it but it keeps shutting down. Initially this was happening on the first CD but I have managed to get it to the end of that one and then it shuts down as soon as I put CD #2 in. If I try rebooting from #2 it says no operating system found. OS is XP Home.

Any ideas would be great.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Quick Restore CD's not working on Presario 2100

Just kept trying and finally got through all CD's and it appears to be working OK now. Not sure why...
 

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Anyone know and/or know of a link how to replace a screen on a Compaq 2100 series (more specifically 2182US) laptop? Thanks!!
 

A:Compaq 2100

Hello srprint and welcome to TSG!!

A Google search turned up several promising sites. Try the search term:

laptop replacement screen
Good luck.

Kilowatt
 

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Please help!!! I have been searching for almost 3 days now in different forums for an answer and can't find ANYTHING that will work!!! SO FRUSTRATED!!!

I have a compaq presario r4000 laptop that I just upgraded with more RAM and windows 7 which is awesome and everything went totally smooth EXCEPT my audio won't work!!! It says the driver is not correct and have tried installing a few different ones and nothing has worked for me... I have seen plenty of people online that have started threads that have the same problem but no one so far has had a solution...

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

Compaq Presario R4000
Windows 7
cpt4370a Conexant ac-link audio

A:Compaq Presario R4000 Audio Driver - Windows 7 problem

Welcome!

Make sure your speakers are set as the default device in Control Panel>Sound.

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hello,

I have an old Compaq presario 1810 laptop running win 98 which has been lying around and i would like to revive it.

When booting the following shows up

CPU=Pentium II 300 mhz

0640K System Ram passed

0063M Extended RAM passed

0512K Cache SRAM passed

Sytem Bios shadowed

Video Bios Shadowed

UMB upper limit segment address :E9BB

Mouse initialized

ATAPI CD ROM: TOSHIBA DVD ROM SD-C2102

Press (F10) to enter setup

(after pressing f10 it tries to enter setup but then just hangs)
Ctrl+alt+del brings it back to F10

any advice would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Compaq Presario Laptop 1810 boot problem

Hello

For those who ever come across this problem it is easily solved by removing the cmos battery and replacing it, this webpage may come in handy

http://www.burabura.net/blogs/slow/archives/000672.html

Regards.
 

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When I boot this laptop I get an error message as follows: 0270 realtime clock error.....and error message that says " Save to disk feature is disabled....Save to disk partition not found...run PHdisk for information. File: create new partition: consult manual.

I can not correct the problem by going to Bios setup. I can hit F1 at the screen and the computer boots and functions normally. Has the bios and save to disk partition been corrupted? If so how do I fix this? do I need to flash the bios? Do I need a system recovery disk to create a new Save to disk partition by reformating the hard drive? Running win ME.

HELP!!!!!
 

A:Compaq Presario 1625 laptop save to disk problem

Here is your answer http://www.illdill.org/IT/Presario1625.htm Unfortunately, you cannot resolve this problem from the bios. Better start backing up your files, unless you are still able to boot ME succesfully, then I wouldn't worrry about it, but you should still change the cmos battery.

ps. are you able to shut down without having to physicaly power off?

Thanks
 

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