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Q: compaq presario won't start

got a mates comp to try to fix(presario sr1055cl)
when it starts up it defaults to a start windows normally black screen with three commands above like start in safe mode etc

if left it keeps rebooting to this page
if i press enter it goes to compaq sign and looks like it gonna work but then goes back to same screen

i can get into the bios and can do a system recovery but it just puts me to a plain light blue screen and nothing happens

please help

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basically the parents were using the computer as normal, when the screen darkened to a dark purple colour with horizontal lines about a cm appart. they then held the power button to turn it off and within a second it turns itself back on. this kept happening so they unpluged it at the mains. when i turned it back on the computer is overly loud, think its the fan noise.

not very good with computers so any help muchly appreciated

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i have owned this notebook for a number of years and have a lot of information stored on it that I need. When I press the power button this is what happens:

The power LED comes on,

The HD recieves power and makes a small noise,

The Floppy Drive will act as if it is about to read a disk but does nothing,

The following does not start: Fan, screen, BIOS, DVD-ROM drive.

I do not know the exact specs of the computer, but i know it has extra RAM installed. I have tried starting the computer without the HD, extra RAM, the battery, and the modem. I am running out of options and I really need this computer.

A:Compaq Presario 700 wont start

Same Thing happened to me. I had to reinstall my OS again. Try and run Your operating system cd. Say xp cd boot disk.

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I have a compaq presario desktop. It doesn't boot properly but I don't think its a windows problem - as sometimes it doesn't even boot to bios screen - it just sits there with the green light on the base unit .....I am thinking PSU - but not 100% sure - any thoughts ?

A:Compaq Presario doesn't start

How old is this system? If you can, please link us to it.

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When I plus in the power the charge light comes on but when I press the power nothing happens at all. Was working intermittently before this. Does anyone have any ideas what may be wrong/how this could be fixed?

A:Compaq Presario v3500 won't start

A hard reset may help
take the battery out and hold the power key down for 60secs
then put the battery back in
see if that now boots, it may go into the setup/bios settings - check the date and time are OK if so choose the - exit without saving
should now bootup

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Hi i hv compaq presario, fail to start just blank. Theres two led on the top of 'scroll num lk' button and beside 'caps lock' button keep blinking. And it make some kind of noise, is it hardisk failure? How can i copy all my data from this laptop to another pc?

A:Compaq presario fail to start

Hi you can either try slaving it to another computer with a usb enclosure or try using a linux distro to try to save your data
can you describe the noise,have you run a hdd diagnostic available from the hdd makers support site

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Hello, let me start by saying that I am only moderately technically savvy. I'm not afraid of technology, but my only experience is tinkering around with my own PC's over the years when issues have come up. I'm a big fan of trying to do things yourself before calling in the professionals. However because of this, I have been delegated to complete the task at hand. This is my nephew's computer that has been dropped off at my house to somehow get running again.


Compaq Presario SR1053WM, running Windows XP. He thinks he got a virus. One day, a bunch of popups kept appearing in quick succession. After he shut it down, he couldn't boot it back up. My sister passed it off to me.

We don't have Compaq recovery disks. We have a Windows XP boot disk that she bought. We don't care about saving anything, backing anything up, just want to get it running.

When I try to boot with the Windows disk, it asks me to press any key to boot from disk. Then, I get the error "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup cd-rom. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."

I have tried this with and without the windows boot disk in the drive. Same message both times. It will not advance beyond this screen. I have tried booting several times, each time doing one of the following: hittin... Read more

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Hi, I may have posted this issue in the Windows XP forum but I realized I posted into the wrong forum. I apologize in advance.

Anyway, I have a Compaq Presario SR1950NX desktop running Windows XP Media Center Edition and I have had the computer for almost five years without any problems. Unfortunately, while I was checking email my desktop shut down without warning. I have the desktop plugged into a battery backup and surge protector, by the way.

I waited a few minutes and tried to turn the Compaq Presario SR1950NX desktop back on. When I turn it on, it will display the Compaq logo and it will not boot. I tried to go into safe mode as well as attempted to go into the BIOS but the system freezes and I cannot boot. The hard disk light is continuously on.

Could it be that my power supply has failed or something more serious? Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

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We have a Compaq presario 5000 we are working on and we have it running with 256mb RAM, the computer will work when we have 2 128mb sticks in it. When we put a 3rd stick it seems to not start, and also when we tried to put 2 256mb sticks in, it would not start. All the ram is SD, any information would be appreciated. As for RTFM, we are working on junked computers, trying to make whatever working that we can. Any links or general help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Installing new ram, Compaq Presario, will not start.

There might be an issue with how much memory the machine can take. You might want to check this site out. It might help

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1950NX desktop running Windows XP Media Center Edition and I have had the computer for five years without any problems. Unfortunately, my desktop turned off without any warning.

I tried to turn the Compaq Presario desktop back on. When I turn it on, it will display the Compaq logo but it will not go any further than that (in other words, no Windows XP welcome screen, etc.) The hard drive light is on solid.

Could it be the power supply went out or is it something more serious? Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

A:Compaq Presario SR1950NX will not start

Hi it could be many things - overheating - faulty Ram etc.

If you feel able to..
Turn the Pc off - leave the plug in to maintain the earth.
Touch the metal case to discharge and static.

Remove any dust - do not use a vacumm cleaner, too much static.
Check that all fans are free of dust and will rotate.

Remove Ram - Video cards etc and then Reseat in the slots.
If more than one Ram stick - use just one at a time, as a test.

Put the case back on the Pc - and see if it with boot.
Let us know the result.

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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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windows wont start. message saying windows failed to start,put in windows installation disc.(i have no disc.)

A:compaq presario computer wont start up

Don't mean to insult your intelligence but can you Tap F8 before that message appears to get into
safe mode?

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My boyfriends laptop is a Compaq Presario C300 with Windows XP Home Edition... and a whole lot of issues and I want to know how to fix it. (please excuse my mistypes this keyboard is awful )

First of all, every once in a while when we shut it down and try to turn it back on, the fan will turn on briefly the buttons will light up and then "crash!". after leaving it unplugged for hours it usually will start up normally.

The more annoying problem though is the crashing. When we try to download things or just randomly, we'll get the blue screen, immediate crash... and then on start up we get the following:
cpu=Intel(r) celeron(r) m cpu
512m System RAM Passed
1024k Cache SRAM Passed
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
Fixed Disk0:WDC WD800BEUS-60LAT0
Mouse Initialized
0200: failure fixed 0

We also get the message that says basically says Failure to disk 2 is imminent and the I should back up my data and replace the disk drive.
I just updated my drivers hoping it would help at least a teeny bit but, it seems to have made it a teeny bit worse. Do I need to update my BIOS? Should I be worried about having to actually spend money the piece of crap?Is my laptop telling me the truth? Any free or inexpensive solutions would make our life awesome! Thanks.

Heres my stuff

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Cel... Read more

A:Start up errors and crashing Compaq Presario

Sonjaceles said:

We also get the message that says basically says Failure to disk 2 is imminent and the I should back up my data and replace the disk drive.
Click to expand...

Hi and welcome - the above says it all.
The hard drive is about to fail - you will need to replace the hard drive.

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Recently I slipped and fell while carrying my Compaq Presario v4000 laptop and since then my perfectly working laptop was not right anymore. My laptop started freezing and hanging constantly. while working on a file or playing music it would freeze and hang until i turned it to an angle of 45 degrees to the right then it would work right. Even when i turned it on it would freeze. So I opened the back it to see if everything was okay and nothing was loose inside the laptop. I noticed that the hard disk was not all the way in at the connector. it was loose and I could see the pins so I pushed it in to make a full contact connection.

Then I closed the back and turned the laptop on. The laptop would not turn on. I heard the whirring sound of the fan come on and the hard disk made a clicking sound both the whirring sound of the fan and the click of the hard disk would stop at the same time. It continued on and off and would not stop both the whirring of the fan and the click sound of the hard disk. The power led light and the hard disk light were both yellow or amber in color and would come on and off with the whirring of the fan and clicking of the hard disk. Please help. OS - Windows xp

A:my Compaq presario V4000 laptop won't start

please I need someone to reply to my post and help with this problem

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I've got this laptop and problem is -1. It boots - shows Windows is starting with the logo and the screen goes blank. After that it reboots. It doesn't shuts off. And it's kinda strange, because firts I see logo Q - for Compaq and display then shuts off, then goes up - I see WIndows logo. I can't get into setup. I've checked power adapteer - voltages are OK even though some chinese replacement. I tried without battery - only on DC power and same does it again. Could be this problem with the video? Thank you.

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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.


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A friends laptop suddenly started booting to a desktop with no icons, no start menu. I can Ctrl-Alt-Del to Task Mgr and see the disk from a command prompt and even start programs installed on the PC from there. I ran NAV which found nothing. Did a SFC, CHKDSK, repair install, all to no avail. HJT and startup logs attached.

Many thanks,

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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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compaq presario CQ57 cannot start tells me to press control, alter and delete but it doesnt respond

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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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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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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™ 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!!!

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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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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..

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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.

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


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Link to tell you all about your computer.

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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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I have a problem with my laptop screen. The screen is dark, however, the data is still there. Can't turn lamp on, or change anything, but can hook up to a monitor and it works. Can I fix the screen to work again? If I hit the button that turns the screen off and closes the computer down, the picture pops up for a few seconds and it is slightly red.

A:Compaq presario R3000

Its most likely that the backlight has failed. It can be fixes but it costs a upwards of $100 to do by a professional. You could try buying the parts online and doing it yourself though if you are technically inclined.

Here's how:

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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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i have one compaq c500,it's some keys are not working.i have to open it,i tried to open but can't , any one can help me.

A:compaq presario C500

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

I've removed your email address, as we reply to the forum, and putting it up may give you spam.

Can you explain a bit more on what you're trying to do? You say open it, do you mean log on?



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I hit the power button this morning and nothing happened. Tried unplugging and holding power button in and still nothing.

A:compaq presario will not turn on

Please post your system specs, exact model Presario, include any upgrades or modifications please.

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My sister is having major problems with her Compaq Presario CQ57 (running Windows 7). I have been trying to help her with it but, I am about to literally throw it from a very high window. I'm thinking it has a malicious program lerking inside it. I am trying to get it into safe mode and am having a hell of a time. I want to do a scan on it and I believe it is better to be i safe mode.

There is no F8 option so that is out. I tried msconfig and computer says it can't find the file,(by the way it says that to any program I try to install). Since I can't get anything to install and everything I seem to try hits a brick wall I am at a lost on what to do. Every time someone gives me some advice on how to maybe fix this I can't seem to get past the first step!!!HELP!!!! She has only had the computer for a couple of months. This is her first brand new computer and it seems she has made a very bad choice!

The Wireless has already quit working too! Buyer Beware!!! Please can someone please help me out?? I am desperate.

A:Compaq Presario CQ57

How about booting to recovery partition if available to restore to factory condition or system restore?

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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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my mother bought a compaq presario 5304 from a family member.when she got it,there was no system recovery disk for it.there was a disk that was for the 700's series.her computer will not detect the right drive because they used the wrong recovery disk for do we get the computer to recognize and install its original was 56k.i am pretty much computer illiterate.john
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A:compaq presario 5304

hmm system recovery. I'm not too big on using that. My overall suggestion would be go into dos at the startup and do a simpe C:/ format or is it the other way doh... Anyways at startup of windows press oh F8 I believe for systems with win 98 or higher but if you got win95 its either f5 or f8 or you can make a boot disk and do it that way.

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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..

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

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Hello! I am attempting to change a 80mm fan in my Compaq computer. The fan I want to change is, I believe, called the CPU fan. It has a lever next to it and 4 screws holding it down. My question is this: Do I have to move the lever on the side of the fan in order to pull the fan up and proceed to remove the screws or do I just remove the 4 screws?  Also, how do I remove the screws considering the awkward position they are in? (I've been working on trying to remove the screws; however, it is difficult to maneuver the screwdriver into the top of the screws to remove them. This is because part of the fan case is above the screws making it necessary to place the screwdriver sideways in order to remove the screws.) Thank you for your response.  

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computer will not charge only when it wants to. will not start up the power charge and wireless lights come on and the hdd light does not. black screen and the fan does work. computer was shut down and charged over night the next day it would not start up and screen is black.

A:compaq presario cq60

Without the battery installed and the power adapter plugged in, press and hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Plug in the adapter leave the battery out, does the laptop power up?

Do you get any repeated beeps? Does any fans spin or can you hear any fans running?

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

A:Compaq Presario HD Installation

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I replaced my LCD cable (with two different cables) from the the stock one because it wouldnt fully display if not pushed all the way back. When I replaced the cable I put it all back together and it comes on without the previous problem but now it displays 4 identical screens like. 1 23 4I have tried updating the drivers for the video chooser and have even loaded previous drivers but to no avail still 4 screens. Can anyone help me out?

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I have a compaq presario 7470 in my possession. It used to work, but not for some reason it refuses to. I just bought a power supply for it and it still doesnt work. I figured out that if u remove the J3 pin from pins 2 and 3 after pressing the power button it will turn on. The compaq screen comes up and it says '102-System Board Failure.' This seems bad...what should i do? is it a fried motherboard? if the board was fried would it even turn on?? Thanks!

A:Compaq Presario 7470

I don't think the motherboard is fried in which case it wouldn't boot, as you say. But it definitly is having some problems...

Has Compaq support service gotten back with you yet ?

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Related to the problem that I posted about here:, this is a little more urgent. The Compaq will frequently, sometimes regularly lock up: screen freezes, neither mousepad nor keyboard respond, and the harddisk parks the heads. Lately, it locks up when it's on the charger, and then is fine (at least, so it seems) when on battery-power. It's also sensitive to being touched--not bumped, it's that unpredictable. Sometimes, I can move it around without problem, other times, if I even touch it, it freezes.

The fans still run like normal, so I don't think that it's overheating. I'm afraid it's a motherboard issue, which I wouldn't be surprised at, considering that it's about 6 years old.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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My old compact Presario 2100 won't boot up. It is using windows xp. I can't get it to boot up even in safe mode

A:How do I get my Compaq Presario lap top to boot

Is there an error message displayed before the computer restarts?If the message flashes too quickly to read, press F8 and select "Disable automatic restart on system failure"Disable automatic restart on system failure

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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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How do you get to the HHD drive in the compaq presario 1456VQLIN?

A:Compaq presario 1456vqlin

I'm not finding that model so that must not be the model number. Typically, you turn over the laptop and the hard drive should be under a large panel...

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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

A:Compaq Presario very slow

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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Hello all,

My 92-year-old grandfather -- who lives on a little island off the coast of Maine -- has emailed me regarding a problem that he is having with his ten-year old computer. If anyone out there would be kind enough to offer some advice on how to fix it, it would be greatly appreciated. There are no computer shops on the island, but my grandfather has plenty of tools and has worked extensively with radios throughout his life, so with some direction I have little doubt that he can make the repair.

This is an unconventional post, to be sure, and I don't really know anything about his computer ... but I think he has done a reasonable job describing the issue:

Hi Chris!
I have a severe computer trouble that I brought on myself.
First I will describe the computer and it's programs.
It is a Compaq, Presario 1200,
at least 10 yrs old.
Along the front edge of the top it has three indicator lights at the
left of center and three on the right.

The ones on the left are operating lights of which one shows when
the charger is in and the left most one shows when the computer is
started up by the button which is in front of the screen.
The one between these two shows the operating conditions, I believe,
as it usually flickers in concert with whatever is going on.
The three on the right each has a "locked padlock" symbol.
For programs it has Windows 98, Juno V.4, Intel Create and Share
and some other good things.
Everything has been working good.
I do... Read more

A:Compaq Presario Issue

What a sweet letter from "Grumpy Gramp"! Has he tried to plug in to another outlet completely? I would take the battery out completely and try this.


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My brother recently bought a new HP desktop PC so he wants to sell his old laptop (Compaq Presario 700, Windows XP Home Edition) and we both agreed we should do a full restore to completely wipe the hard drive clean to it's original slate and we have the original Compaq ''QuickRestore'' discs and for whatever reason, they're not working. There is three CD's and not a single scratch or mark on any of them. I've tried to run all three on the laptop and the only thing that happens is that the folder containing the discs files on it is what pops up and no actual setup occurs like it says on the little piece of paper that comes with the CD's.

This is what it says....

First, if your Presario Notebook is attached to a Port Replicator (QuikDock), you must turn the power to the computer off, disconnect it from the QuikDock, and plug it into an external power socket. Disconnect any printer cables or other peripherals from the computer before using Quick Restore.
1. Insert the Quick Restore CD (bootable disk) in the CD drive, and press Enter. A WARNING message appears advising that you are attempting to totally reformat your hard drive. Confirm by following the next step.
2. Press 1 and then Enter to continue. The Power Quest Quick Restore Wizard starts copying and uncompressing data to the local hard drive. This process takes approximately 7-10 minutes.

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A:Compaq Presario 700 (Windows XP)

Is there an autorun.exe? Setup.exe? Any executable at all on the root of the disk?

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I have a Compaq Presario 2700T with problems. When I press the start switch it runs for about five seconds and then shuts off. It doesn't even run long enough to give me any screen image. It does this on every attempt to start the computer now. Prior to that it flashed a blue screen on a previous start attempt but not long enough to read what it said.
Any ideas what is going on?

A:Compaq Presario 2700T

Does this happen when the power connector is attached?

Are there any lights on when the power connector is attached? For example, does the battery charge?

Do not be rough with the cable, but the power plug that connects to the laptop, does it make any difference if you gently bend the cable around or move the connector in the socket? (Occasionally over time either the cable becomes damaged or the socket becomes loose)

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I have a Compaq Presario 2700T with problems. When I press the start switch it runs for about five seconds and then shuts off. It doesn't even run long enough to give me any screen image. It does this on every attempt to start the computer now. Prior to that it flashed a blue screen on a previous start attempt but not long enough to read what it said.
Any ideas what is going on?

A:Compaq Presario 2700T

I took the keypad off and found the heatsink and fan loose from the motherboard. The four soldered nuts that the heatsink and fan mounting plate screw onto are broken off from the motherboard. I am not sure if this is what is causing the problem but it's not good. I tried to start the computer while holding pressure on the loose mounting plate but it did not make any difference.

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Hey everyone I am having the same problem again as I was having before with my Compaq Presario 5000. It seems to just freeze up when I am on it or not. Sometimes I try to move the mouse to get back into Windows from the screen saver and it does nothing. At all! And sometimes in the middle of surfing the web and listening to music it just freezes up again and I have to hit the power button just to get it back up and running. Can anyone help out with this? I was asked to run MemTest before but I have no idea how to do this, so could someone help out? Also, since I am not a complete newbie, but darn close when it comes to the whole hardware side of computing, how can I tell what is causing interference with what when it comes to the hardware I am running and wether or not the latest drivers are installed? Thanks again and hope to get this resolved quickly.

Compaq Presario 5000
UWAVE Motherboard
AMD Athlon 901Mhz
eVga GeForce2 mx 400 64MB PCI
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
Sony DRU-530 DVD +-Drive
Windows XP Home SP1

A:Compaq Presario Freezing up again!

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I have a compaq Persario M2000. The other day, I was using the touch pad to move and it just shut off. I tried to turn it back on and nothing happens. When I look at the AC adaprter led it is not turned on and it is plugged in. I removed the battery and tried the same with no luck. the ac adapter led is still not light up. The battery is fully charged, and when i try just that nothing happens. I opened it up and removed the bios battery and checked the chips and circuits. nothing seems out of place ot burnt. I used a multi meter to check the power button and it is getting power, as well as the curcuits in the ac adapter
can someone help me or give me some ideas what my nxt step is?

A:Compaq Presario Will not turn on

I had similar problems with compaq laptops - it's the power supply in your laptop - the repair for that is about $300+

check your warranty before doing anything else...

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Right heres a very specific enquiry...

I have a Compaq Presario SR2125UK

Im looking to upgrade the graphics to a BFG 8800 GTS OC 320MB or the 640mb.

First question is can my processor handle it? (Intel Pentium D 915)

I know i have to upgrade the ram so im purchasing 4GB of DDR2 RAM for about £50 and im replacing the PSU probably with an OCZ Stealth 600W PSU. Do that sound viable? Ive only got 32bit windows so i know im loosing out on some ram but its a package deal lol.

I have tried reading into all the requirements for these upgrades such as power connectors from PSU to graphics card and motherboard and think i got a bit lost.

The BFG requires 12v of something which the OCZ provides along with more than enough power (425w required for BFG), plus both the motherboard and the PSU are PCI express compatible. And i have an extra slot to accommodate the doubledecked size of the BFG.

In terms of the required power connectors i was a bit lost. The OCZ said it has a 6/8 PCI express pin which is what the BFG requires but can somebody shed some light on this?

But im really just concerned that it was going to fit and work!

These purchases come to around about £150 so dont want to be thinking for another 100 squid i could have just bought a XBox 360! lol

Basically Im asking advise on the above upgrade decisions and any tips anyone has on installing these?

Any help would be appreciated, im sick of only being able to run pre-2005 games on a pc bought in 2007! I was pretty suc... Read more

A:Upgrading my Compaq Presario

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I need to replace fried motherboard in this. I know it has 2.5ghz Intel Celeron processor. It also needs a new Hard Drive. The RAM is pc2700 ddr. Any suggestions on purchases?

A:Compaq Presario S4100NX

Need more info,

What socket is the CPU?

What is you power supply connection? 20 or 24 pin?

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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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My friend bought a new computer the other day without asking me for my opinion. I was wondering if he could put a better vid card in it. If so is it AGP 4x or 8x or no agp at all. THANX a bunch.

A:AGP on Compaq Presario SR1224NX

This doent help dude post system spec so that we can tell whether he can go for a AGP/PCIe or whatever his options are.

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Hello, i have a compaq presario desktop. here are the specs:
512 mb ram
Windows vista
10 gb hard drive
amd athalon xp2 prossesor.

My problem is that is so slow.

A:compaq presario 6000

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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 need help I have a Compaq Presario R4010US Laptop. The keyboard does not work for some reason, I plugged an external usb keyboard into it and it works fine. Could the ribbon cable that goes from the keybd to the motherbd be bad?


A:Compaq presario R4010US

hi Fwilli2 welcome to TSF,

take the keyboard off and re-seat the ribbon cable. you might want to try uninstalling the keyboard from device manager and then restart computer see if it work before you take keyboard out.

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Its a presario 5000, i ran the belarc advisor tool to see what kind of memory i have, it said i have PC133, so i ordered some more, well, for the heck of it, i removed the memory in it to clean the board and the sticker on the factory memory says PC100!! so will PC133 memory still work with this thing even though it has PC100 in it now?

A:compaq presario memory help..

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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 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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Have a Compaq Presario 1020 - laptop. Info is as follows -
Series 2900A
Model FBV1433VQL1J
Serial V644HZD50299

Need a maintenance manual. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Compaq Presario 1020

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I'm making some changes to a compaq presario 4660 (dinosaur) and it's running windows 98. I cannot get into bios. F2, F1, delete and Tab do not get me in. I searched on google and really didn't receive good results. Well it did say that F2 would get me in, but it does not. Seemed to me there was another way to get into bios?

A:compaq presario 4660

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System simply freezes. Compaq Presario 5000, running XP. Latest Windows updates already applied. Any ideas???

A:Compaq Presario won't go into Standby

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I am upgrading a Compaq Presario 5000 model #5WB220 with a very low 15 GB hard drive for a friend. It currently has Windows ME and there is no Compaq Restore CD.

I have increased the memory to 320 by adding an additional 256 MB RAM.

I am wanting to totally replace the 15GB hard drive with an 80 GB hard drive and load Windows XP Home.

The problem I am finding out is that Compaq has propriertory info on a partition within the existing drive. From what I understand without the Restore CD, I can't put the new drive in.

I'm wondering if there are any other alternatives to doing this.

Can I install XP on the existing drive and then transfer all the data (to include the compaq proprietory info) to the new drive in a slave position?

A:Upgrade Compaq Presario

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I have a compaq presario c300 notbook. It will not boot. I get the compaq screen, then nothing. It will not boot to the cd either. The backlight comes on, so it's not that. Please help. I'm lost.

A:compaq presario c300

Welcome to TSF....

To get it to boot from the cd you have to change the boot order in BIOS. This can be done during boot up when you can open the BIOS and set it.

The cd you used is it the recovery cd for the computer?

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the DVD drive stopped working and now the hard drive has errors.

I got an external USB DVD drive on it, but chkdsk cannot seem to repair the hard drive.

Anyone got any idea how to fix it or recover data off of the hard drive. I got a year's worth of work on it, and none of my files show up. Just "File record segment XXXXX is unreadable" errors about a million of them.

A:Compaq Presario 2500

Suggest you stop using the drive until you can recover the data.
It is likely that drive has failed or is going into total failure.
You can purchase a replacement drive for $42 to $75 depending on size and whether you get the 5400 rpm or the 7200 rpm in a 40, 60, or 80 GB model.
You can obtain an adapter to put the drive into a desktop unit as a slave. The adapter converts the mobile 2.5" hard drive by adapting the pin set for the desktop EIDE cable. Adapters are available many places, including,,,, and others... cheaply at $2.45 to $9.99 depending on where you get one.
Then you can usually drag and drop the data from the mobile drive to a desktop drive, or use drive recovery software, then you can burn a CD to then migrate it to your new drive... or just use a USB transfer.
( We work on a great number of the Presario 2500's with identical problems. Did you know there are 434 different models of the Presario 2500 series of laptops?)
With the new drive, you just use the recovery set that came with your laptop, or buy the set for about $30, including shipping, from the Compaq parts department.
But you likely will not ever be able to use that drive again. Thus, you do not want to stress it further by more restart or rescue attempts.

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I was wondering how people thought of the Compaq Presario laptops as i am thinking of purchasing

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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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Hi gang!
well it been awhile since i been here but at least i remembered where to go ..

Anyway here is my problem that I am stumped with ....

Reformated a compaq presario 2.1 gig/128ram/40gighd/ with onboard video and sound.
Everything is up and running fine except i cant seem to get the sound to work, says that it is installed and working properly but still doesnt work.
Installed different speakers joy....went to compaq downloaded new software drivers and joy. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

A:compaq presario no sound

I almost hate to ask if the volume control is set to mute so we'll pass on that one.

If there's a headset socket on the front of one of the CD's, can you hear anything through that?

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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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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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Is this computer any good if used for a bit of gaming, internet, work, CAD software? It is $700Cdn and include monitor, printer and speakers.
Also is it true that this computer with not come with discs of the software included, all the software is on the HD.

Intel ® Celeron ® D Processor 340
Operating System
Microsoft ® Windows ® XP Home Edition
512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM memory (expandable to 2GB)
Hard Drive
80GB 7200 rpm Ultra DMA hard drive
Multimedia Drive
CD-RW 48x32x48x
DVD-ROM drive 16x max. speed with InterVideo WinDVD SE software
Video Graphics
Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics with up to 64MB shared video memory
Network Card
Integrated 10/100Base-T network interface
Integrated audio
High-speed 56K modem
Included Peripherals
Compaq keyboard
Compaq scroller mouse
Digital entertainment
Apple iTunes for Windows: Digital music jukebox for importing music, organizing your collection and more
InterVideo WinDVD SE player: Play DVD movies
Sonic RecordNow: Burn music CDs and archive your data to CDs
RealPlayer: Find, play and organize digital programming - music, sports, entertainment, news and more more
Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition
WildTangent GameChannel: Preview 10 computer games

Productivity software
Microsoft ® Works 7.0: Includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database and calendar
Microsoft ® Office 2003 Trial: Get a 60-day trial version of Microsoft ® Office Student and Teacher Ed... Read more

A:Compaq Presario SR1220NX

I got mine on Oct 26,2004. So far i am very pleased with it. Not into gaming so I can't answer that question. I got $300 US rebates off the price.which brought the cost down .
Yes the software comes on the HD. There is a 'System Recovery " disk that comes with it but I'm not sure exactlly what that has on it..It does restore the orginal files that were on the computer when it came from the factory so it seems that should be all that is necessary to keep the computer running incase of problems.

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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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hello recently my pc has been failing to start up and asking to go to the start up repair my pc is fine but will this lead to future problems

thanks ~shadow

A:compaq presario cq60 help

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What did startup repair find?

Do you have your Windows cd?

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Have a Compaq Presario 1020 - laptop. Info is as follows -
Series 2900A
Model FBV1433VQL1J
Serial V644HZD50299

Need a maintenance manual. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Compaq Presario LAPTOP

Google Compaq for a contact number - ask them to send you a manual..

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I have had a Compaq Presario 1500 laptop for about 2 years now, and I am quite un-satisfied when it comes to multi-tasking several applications at the same time. Sometimes it is so slow that I cannot minimize a full-screen application to read up on something on the net. I currently only have 256 megs of ram, but I read on the internet that tihs model could have up to 1 gigabyte. This is great, but therein lies my question. The laptop has two ram slots, one of which has been empty since i got the computer. Could I get a gig of ram and still keep the 256y meg stick as an added boost? or is the 1 gig the maximum for both slots?

A:Compaq Presario RAM upgrade

Well if your laptop supports a maximum of 1gb then that means 512mb per RAM slot.
Here are a few links on Newegg which is the Maximum Memory you could get for your Laptop. This is if you are in USA

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Hi this is my first post so bare with me.

I have a compaq presario 2580us laptop first of all with a pentium 4 in it.

My question is this. My laptop has 3 fans in it and they all used to come on in the past. Only one(the biggest) has been working not sure how long it has just been the one either. My temps get up to around 127F. I am just just wondering if there is a way to check out why the other 2 fans are not working. If there is some setting that I could check that would be great. Any assistance would be so nice.

Thank you,


A:Compaq Presario Fans

I did this on a machine at work 2 weeks ago. Check, do the auto detect thing, and update the bios. should solve the problem.

hope it helps.

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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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i have a question...a while ago my Presario battery died -- it wouldn't charge or discharge, the laptop could only work on the AC, but the indicator showed the correct % of the charge... I bought a new battery and it worked fine for a week, but I decided to reinstall Windows XP, and from then on, it's been a rollercoaster ride for me (( First, it worked fine, but the laptop started to freeze every 20 minutes. I followed the COmpaq's people advice and updated BIOS for some battery controller thing and updated the video driver. From then on, the problems with my new battery just started to overwhelm me First, the battery wouldn't charge when the laptop was ON. Then somehow it did charge. I decided to calibrate it, and now it doesnt want to charge -- on or off. The red light indicating the battery is flashing -- as it's not charging, and the indicator says "0" % of course.
Does anyone have any ideas?? Please? This only started after I reinstalled the Windows, so I am sure it's not hardware or the battery, everything worked just fine ((
Please help me!!!! Thanks... I'm desperate....

A:Compaq Presario 700 and battery

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Here we go again, guess I am good at getting stuck on stupid, we bought five of these HP 'debranded' machines. I have a M2NBP-VM CSM mobo. I have almost everything working except the audio. Two errors in device manager PCI device and unknown device. I am suspecting that it has to do with audio since I can't get any audio going period. Yepper done the aau high def audio driver thing, chatted with HP support etc etc ran driver issues into the ground. I am using xp pro sp3, I know these things shipped with MCE and they say there vista ready.....hmmm but no xp drivers. So any of ya'all got some advice? thanx

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A mate of mine has just bought himself a Compaq Presario and asked me to give him a hand at getting it up & running so I said I would, (really a classic case of the blind leading the blind). We did get the thing going & connected to ISP so miracles do happen. What I would like to know more about is the partitioned HD that it has. Am I right in thinking it is a backup of some sort.

A:Compaq Presario HD Partition

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Hi, i'm having a problem turning on my laptop. I'm using a Compaq Presario C502US. I've been using the AC adapter that came with the laptop but eventually the AC adapter became loose and broke. The charging icon (lightning symbol) wouldn't turn on anymore and I think the laptop has now run out of power. I've finally received a new adapter and when i plug it in the charging icon lights up. However the laptop still won't turn on. I've waited for about 2 hours but it still won't turn on. When i click the power button, the Power turns on and then it blinks. The Fan turns on for about 3 seconds but then it goes off and the power light blinks and the monitor won't turn on. Can anyone help me with this problem?

A:Compaq Presario won't turn on

Remove battery and power adaptor (ie all power out)

Hold down the ON button (to disperse all internal power)
Plug the power adaptor back in only (and to wall socket!)
Turn on!

If it works, turn back off, and re-install battery, turn On

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ok the dilemma is simple ok i bought this new laptop for the wife then it came with a built in webcam truth is i don't want that webcam so i bought another webcam that i am trying to use on msn but the laptop states found new hardware but doesn't install my webcam is usb ported it says m style on the cam the only thing it uses my wife states that she can access the cam thru the control panel but not in msn why is this occuring if someone could get to me asap would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance

A:Ok new laptop compaq presario

You may need to disable the original webcam

You can disable it by going to: Device Manager (Start->Run-> Devmgmt.msc)

Then locating your Webcam (that you don't want to use) and then right click on it and select disable

Then go back to MSN and use the settings to set up the new webcam

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