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RAM For a HP Notebook Presario C700

Q: RAM For a HP Notebook Presario C700

I am wanting to find out some information on RAM for my HP Presario Notebook C700. It looks like the maximum RAM that it accepts is 4GB (DDR 667 Mhz). If I install 2 times 2GB Modules does that mean that the system will only acknowledge 3BG and not 4GB. I only bought one 2GB module to put in to replace the 2 * 512GB Modules are currently in it. If I put the 2GB module in will that work fine by itself on one bank. I read somewhere that I should make both sides equal and install either 2 1GB Modules or 2 2GB Modules. I hope I am making sense. Advice would be helpful.

A: RAM For a HP Notebook Presario C700

If you have a 32bit OS then it can only read 3.25GB of RAM do to limitations of the OS. If you have a 64bit OS your system can read 8GB or more of RAM depending on the hardware.

The benifits of putting in 2 sticks or RAM as opposed to a single stick is that 2 sticks can run in dual channel mode which speeds up the RAM. Of course your computer and RAM have to be dual channel as well and 99% of hardware is.

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This is my System Information.

OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista™ Home Basic
Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MATRIX
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 550 @ 2.00GHz, 1995 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.32, 3/19/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale Republic of the Philippines
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16407"
User Name Matrix\Jorge
Time Zone Malay Peninsula Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,013.41 MB
Available Physical Memory 92.98 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.23 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.13 GB
Page File Space 1.28 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Well, my problem started years ago (Yes i've been suffering for all this years using safemode with networking) when i start he laptop after going to desktop right about 10 - 20 mins. it freezes then after about 50 - 60 secs. the mouse stops too and i don't know the problem please help me i tried System Restore already and if you can help me identify the problem and fix this thanks.

A:Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC Freezing.

BSOD Results:

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I have a Compaq Presario Notebook computer with a 137GB hard-drive. I would like to install a larger hard-drive in the computer, 500GB or larger. Does anyone know the best way to do this? Also, I was told that I need to put the operating system, Vista Home Premium, on the new hard-drive once I install it. If this is true, how can I make a copy of the operating system on a CD or thumb-drive? Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

A:Solved: How to install a new hard drive in a Compaq Presario C700 Notebook Computer?

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Hello Sir,
         My Name is Baldeep Singh, i have a problem with my Hp Compaq Presario C700. When i power on the laptop its display is dosen't respond anything but the laptop is running ok because all the led panels are blue and the HDD led also blinks. I tryed my level best but its of no use. i read all the instructions in internet and did as the same but of no use. Came you help me.

A:Compaq Presario C700

Have you tried using an external monitor to see if the problem is with the display?

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I am looking at up grading my C700 vista 32 bit to windows 7 64 bitcomputer says it is 64 bit capable  how hard will it be up grade ?

A:can my presario c700 " C762NR " run windows 7 64 bit . i am ...

Hi: You can upgrade to a 64 bit operating system as your hardware can support it. However, I wouldn't do it if I were you as your PC can only take a maximum of 2 GB of memory. That must be a BIOS limitation as the chipset in your PC can recognize up to 8 GB of memory with a 64 bit OS.. A 64 bit OS needs more memory to run than a 32 bit OS does, so there would be no benefit to you installing a 64 bit OS with only 2 GB of memory. IMO, your performance would actually suffer a little over a 32 bit OS running 2 GB of memory. There would be no difficulty installing a 64 ibt OS as your PC's support page has 64 bit drivers available. Most if not all of the Vista 64 drivers will work with W7. My rule of thumb is to never install a 64 bit OS unless you have at least 4 GB of memory installed. Paul

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I am running Vista, suddenly my keyboard has shut down and no keys at all will work, i can use the on screen keyboard to log on etc. Is this a software or hardware problem ? Has anyone heard of anything similar?
Many Thanks

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Has anyone had problems with a Presario C700 overheating, thought I had it licked putting it on a cooling pad. It ran overnite without problem, now its rebooting on startup sometimes other times it loads windows Vista for a few minutes then restarts.

A:Compaq Presario C700 Overheating

Might check this link for some info.

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Hey guys i'm looking to upgrade the operating system on my Presario c700 notebook from Vista Home Basic to Windows 7. From what i've seen it's a lot lighter on resources and in the next couple of months i want to upgrade my RAM.

Would Windows 7 Ultimate, Home premium, Professional, etc. be more suitable? 32 bit or 64 bit?
How much RAM would i be able to upgrade to? I've heard 2GB and +4GB from different sources.

HP Compaq Presario c763TU
Intel Celeron 550 2.0 GHz
Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.0

Any help would be great

A:Solved: Presario c700 + Windows 7

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i bought a compaq presario c700 laptop about a year ago. i decided to install windows xp onto the laptop i managed to work everything out but the WLAN doesn't seem to work. i have tried installing drivers but every time i do it shows the BSOD and then shuts down. the only way i get internet i via ethernet cable.

A:Compaq presario c700 (BSOD)

i think driver problem.... try to installed presario c710TU chipset driver...

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I'm having a problem with a laptop, the CD drive isn't being recognised. There is no section for CD / DVD drives in device manager.

The computer is running Vista & had viruses, which I (think) I removed with Malwarebytes & also cleaned up with CCleaner & Spybot

Since removing all these I gave my friend his laptop back, used the drive to play some games & now it won't detect it again.

I am unsure what to do? The model is HP / Compaq Presario C700 (C742EM)


A:CD drive not recognised - Presario C700

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The following was sent to me as a PM. I have reposted it here so that others may be able to assist Betsy with her problem.

Originally Posted by bessiemickol

Please help, i have tried everything, my computer will not start up and when I put in recovery disk I recieve an error message on disk 7 0x4001100200001005, I have recovery and repair cd and it does nothing states I have no driver or any operating system on the computer and when I try to install it will not stating that i am missing driver. I have been looking for answers for days now and many hours but I see you do know what you are talking about a lot, please point me in the right direction! Thanks, Betsy

A:Vista and Compaq Presario C700

Here is the main support page for the C7xx series. Select your product from the list below*You entered "Presario c700" Note that there are 6 variations of the C700 model, so pick the correct one.

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I need to know if I can swap HDD's between the  CQ56 laptop and the C700 laptop.  I have a bigger HDD in the C700.  I know the drives will physically fit and run ok. The question is, are the laptop drivers the same so I don't have to reformat both HDD's after the swap? Steve

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Howdy Guys,
Been reading a lot of thing on your site about this topic and i follow most of it.
techy689 and Gswiss have great info on this topic.
My laptop is a Vista HP Presario C700.
1.7Ghz Celeron Intel(R)
I need to change it to XP and still have wi-fi.
I am in the process of downloading all the drivers from HP.(thanks to you guys)
Not sure about the wi-fi driver?
Which one?
I would appreciate any help on all levels.

A:Changing from Vista To XP- HP Presario C700

use the Atheros AR5006EG drivers. 6.X version. i use that one and it worked.

if anything send me a message. good luck bud!

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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 frnds

I have compaq presario c700 laptop which has windows vista as inbuild OS. Due to many dll issues and corrupted directories , I changed it to windows 7, 3 months back.But my system is very slow and takes too much time. I want to change it to windows xp pro sp3.I learned from the internet that i have to disable sata native support from the BIOS. I did that, but when i try to restart ,the system doesnt ask 'press any key to continue boot....' It just goes blank screen ...nothing happens for hours. I am totally confused ....little help will be very grateful


A:Install windows xp in compaq presario c700

In the BIOS . . does it have the option to boot from the CD?

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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

A:compaq presario c700 screen problem

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

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I need to know if my laptop will be able to supprt a 5.1 surround sound system. It is a logitech g51 if you where wondering.

thanks for any help

A:Compaq presario c700 and surround sound

Hi jwatson and welcome to Vista Forums

Sorry, but your laptop only supports a standard stereo output - see:

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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...


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


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Have a very old Laptop Compaq Presario C700, Lost the Power on Password and Have a System DisableKey:59085827 Thanks in Advance!! Note: I know its very old, just want to get some old pictures!!

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A:Lost Presario C700 Power on Password!

Hi, Enter   46983209 Regards, DP-K

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I have a Presario C700 with Windows Vista Home Premium. I have 2 issues:
1 the touchpad often stops allowing me to scroll and I have to tap it multiple times to make it click on something

2 even more annoying is that when I'm typing the cursor will skip to a random place on the page and keys get typed that I know I didn't touch. At first I thought it was an overly sensitive keyboard, but then I had a friend watch me to see if I was touching other keys and I wasn't!

A:presario c700 keyboard randomly skips

p 18:
1. boot to safe mode by tapping the F8 key once a second during the boot process. Use the up / down arrow keys to high light / select "safe mode". Press "enter".
Does the problem exist?

2. Some of are touch pad challenged.

3. On my IBM laptop, the left click button has begun to inconsistently respond. I think it is wearing out. A similar issue could be occurring w/ your CPQ lappy.

4. Tiny gophers?
What, if anything, have you used to clean your keyboard & touch pad. Use ONLY that which is recommended by CPQ.


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I just restored this computer with the factory reset and I need help with the bios password the system disabled key is 59196419. Any help would be great.Thanks so much.Spoiler (Highlight to read)     

A:Compaq Presario C700 bios password?

Please try-46894439  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hello all,

Yes I have keyboard driver issues, but i have managed to type this up!.. copied and pasted each character using a mouse!.. lol.

Just kidding, but I know the keyboard works, checked in DOS on startup. its fine. had Vista previously, but got peed off with it and decided to install W7, but in frenzy, i have formatted and installed W7, and for some strange reason, I cannot find the damn keyboard driver, checked HP site. no luck!.

Some general direction would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks all, ah, by the way, the mousepad on the lappy is not working either. I suspect it is linked to keyboard.. Cheers..

A:Problems of keyboard driver on HP Presario C700

Here's the manual for you to find the keyboard.

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

A:trying reset Compaq presario C700, says no OS found

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

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Dear Friends,
Hope all is well.
What is the exact replacement model and number AC Adapter for an Compaq Presario HP C700 notebook? There seems to be a larger and smaller pin configuration for this model. 
From the Start>computer>right click> properties> it states the notebook as a Compaq Presario HP C700.
Specs on the bottom:
s/n:[personal informatioin removed]
p/n: KC590UA#ABA
Service tag also lists C751NR

Also, the AC adapter is either "flaky"/defective or the input on the Notebook is "flaky?" This must of been a known issue with this model due to the tiny pin size. I've owned numnerous other HP notebooks and this is the only model that has had this "flaky" adapter issue.  
The issue is when you plug the adapter in sometimes it connects and the blue indicator light comes on..and sometimes if you happen to move the notebook from one place to another the light/connection is not solid. I'm assuming its the connector on the adapter and not the input in the notebook.
Any help or suggestions appreciated along with the "correct" AC adapter replacement number for this specific notebook. A source would be nice also outside of HP as an option.
Sincerely, Raphael

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have a compaq presario c700. Has worked well for most part but has annoying issue when you type on internet, it misses keystrokes so you have to type really....slow or fill in characters. Both really annoying. Tried re-installing from earlier date but does not help. Any ideas appreciated.

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I just restored this computer with the factory reset and I need help with the bios password the system diabled key is 59036668. Any help would be great.


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A:Compaq Presario C700 bios password?

Hi, Please try:     46994268 Regards.

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Hello I am having issues with my Compaq Presario C700 Laptop. During use (and no specific use either). It will randomly freeze up for about a minute, screen will go blank, when it comes back on (15 seconds later) the screens resolution is set to 640x480, with 16 bit color. Can't change the display settings. Checked the drivers and the monitor shows up with the proper installed drivers. Chipset drivers are still installed correctly, VGA drivers installed correctly. Nothing looks out of the ordinary.

CPU: Mobile DualCore Intel Pentium T2330, 1600mhz (12 x 133)
MoBo Chipset: Intel Crestline-GML GL960
Sys Memory: 1033 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
Bios: Insyde (01/03/08)

Video Adapter: Mobile Intel (R) 965 Express Chipset Family (256 MB)
3D Accelerator: Intel GMA x3100
Monitor: Samsung LTN154x3-L01 [15.4" LCD]

Audio: Conexant Cx20561 @ Intel 82801HBM ICH8M - High Def Audio

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (Service Pack 3)

A:Monitor Issues on Compaq Presario C700.


Try to change your refresh rate to 60Hz. Most of the LCD monitors are designed to operate at 60 Hz.

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Hi, Please answer following  1. how to achieve maximum upgrades for componentsCPU/ SODIMM considering configuration of model Compaq Presario C797EE mentioned at the end.  2. Why there is BIOS ver F.35 for Presario C700 when the latest offered is bios ver F.34 on HP web. Whats the difference. Where can I find both to download with release notes. Does new BIOS on C797EE model enables support processors like Intel Core 2 Duo X9000 and SODIMM PC6400 for 8GB? 3. There is testimony of successful upgrade here. Only difference is its not Compaq Presario C797EE but C771US and was able to upgrade CPU Core 2 Duo T9300. Is there any way to upgrade C700 series (C797EE) to Intel C2d Extreme X9000 CPU's. If not what is max for the chip-set used in C797EE. 4. TDP are different for Intel T9300 and others by 35W to 44W or any other factors, will they effect the upgrade, if yes then please provide list possible latest compatible CPU's with my current chip-set Below benchmarking applications are showing different results. Please see Sandra chipset readings compare to CPU-Z results. I shall be grateful Thanks. Current System configuration:identified by different appsCPU-Z:Chipset: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset FamilyCPU ? Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHzSocket P (478) Memory ? DDR2Module format SO-DIMMSize 2048 MBytesMax bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)DMI BIOS vendor Hewlett-Packard  

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A:Compaq Presario C700 maximum upgrades. CPU/SODIMM

Hello, Just letting all  know that my upgrade worked. -ProcessorUpgraded  to intel T9300 as mention. probably could support x9000 but it was much expensive not worth -Memory:I was sceptical with going more than 4GB, however, currently its running 6GB (2 X 4 ). Havent foung any errors crashes due to modules. Works perfect. .After those upgrades i installed small SSD which added for booting which gave more boost to system. .Replaced DVD-Drive with Caddy thanks to visruth, installed with 1TB . Battery replaced with 12 cells Conclusion:This 8 year unit is demonstrating booting, processing and loading speeds which could be compared to couple of year old machines, 6 Gigs of working space memory which can hold heavy programs witout using pagefile (actually disabled) and about Tera byte storage to store every thing needed made it become mordern general use laptop. Only thing which doesnt cope with it is graphics card. Besides that all is fine, infact it is running more cooler than before. Thankyou for your advise

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My disc drive will load audio cds but it can't load games or sometimes dvds. It runs but can't pick them up. The windows media player will pick up audio cds. I don't know what the problem is. Can someone help?

A:HP Compaq presario c700 disc drive problems

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I've been having several problems with this laptop recently. Firstly, its a Compaq Presario C700 with Windows Vista on it and 1gb of RAM. My first issue was with the DVD/CD room drive (which I still can't get fixed). Then, I restored the computer back to it's factory settings because the person my friend who owned this computer before me had a lot of adware and malware junk on it. After that, I was still having an issue with the D drive. For some reason, it was full but the computer was restored to factory settings. So, therefore, I decided to just reformat the drive because I figured that it was causing problems with the computer's performance. However, the computer still had performance problems such as the Windows Aveo Aero theme wouldn't load properly. That was all fine and dandy. As long as the computer was still running. I would get it all fixed as soon as I got the time and money. Now, all of a sudden, I can't even get the computer past the startup "Compaq" loading screen. This all happened today when firefox all of a sudden updated itself (which was weird to me) then when it loaded again a screen popped up asked me to download or cancel "system.exe". Before doing so, I researched and saw several claims up it being a virus. However, the every time I kept clicking cancel, it kept popping up. So I finally pressed "install" which was probably dumb. 5 minutes later the computer shutdown firefox again and all this windows kept popping up (whic... Read more

A:Compaq Presario C700 issue (pxe-e61 media test failure)

Boot into the BIOS (F10 at Compaq logo) and check to see if the hard drive is recognized.

While in the System Setup menu check the boot options and make sure hard drive is selected before Network boot.

You may have a failed hard drive that is not being detected in the boot order.

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So as the title says I have a Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC that is blue screening when I connect to the internet I've seen other questions like this on here before but most of those have some not equal warning message on their blue screen but I'm not getting that but heres what happend I was updateing some stuff through windows update and when it restarted to finish the download or install whichever one the second I saw my wireless internet button turn blue meaning it connected to my wireless router it blue screened so the next time I turned it on I made sure it stayed off and went into my connection settings and turned off the automatic connect to my router that I had on and turned the wireless button back on and it didnt bluescreen but the second I tried to connect to my internet it blue screens I dont know what to do please help?

oh and the Technical Information I get when it blue screens is
*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF88004B6D695, 0xFFFFF88002F96708, 0xFFFFF88002F95F60)

*** athrx.sys - Address FFFFF88004B6D695 base at FFFFF88004A17000, DateStamp 4fd99f6d

A:Compaq Presario C700 Blue screens when connecting to internet


Take a look at the following thread and attach the requested reports. This will give us more information to assist you.

Uninstall and re-install the wireless driver for your laptop?

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Hi, I read through the posting and did not see a definitive answer for why my laptop boots to six screens. I am a missionary teacher in Roatan, Honduras and I took it to a tech shop who said it was the inverter but he did not test it and the color/brightness looks fine. I don't want to spend money on an inverter unless it is the problem.

Is there a solution? I tried safe mode on Vista but could not get to the screens indicated. Please help if you know a solution!


A:Compaq Presario C700 6-split screen Windows Vista

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I turned on my laptop this morning to find that the touch pad doesn't work. This wasn't really a problem as I generally use a plug-in mouse, however, upon restarting my computer again, my keyboard also doesn't work.

I'm running Vista 32 bit and I have no idea what to do.

Does this sound like a software problem or a hardware problem? Is it possible that I have a virus that is causing this?

Would my best solution be to re-install Vista?

I have everything backed up so I don't mind doing that, however, I don't know how. When I bought my laptop Vista was pre-installed so I don't have the CD.

I'd be very appreciative to any help you guys could offer!

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

Thanks people.


A:Solved: Compaq Presario c700: Unable to see wireless card in device manager

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I'm doing a clean format to Compaq presario c700. It restarts after the "starting windows" appeared while installing windows 7 ultimate. before restarting a black screen and a mouse cursor appears briefly and it will restart...

What will I do to resolve my problem??? and the laptop has no OS, when I boot it normally " ntldr is missing " shows...

hope you'll help me... Thanks in advance...

A:Compaq presario c700 restarts after the "starting windows" appeared

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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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!!!

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

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I bought this Notebook right after I got out of basic training 2 and a half months ago and I have a major problem. It was working fine up until a couple days ago and I haven't been able to use it since then. What happens is whenever I connect the power it turns on the processor and thats it, nothing comes up on the screen and the hard drive doesn't seem to engage. The hard drive light doesn't come on and nothing else happens. I try switching to the battery power and it does the same thing. This is a major problem for me because theres not much to do here besides play around on the computer, I'm 2800mi from my home in the states, I'm on an island in the Azores, out in the Atlantic. Please help me out, I'm at work so I hope someone see this soon. Also, try to suggest things that I can do to fix,reason being , I'm far as hell away from everywhere and it would be quite expensive to send this thing back to Compaq. Thanks

A:Presario Notebook Problem

Try it without the battery connected. If that doesn't work it will need to go back to Compaq. If its only 2 1/2 months it should be under warranty - this is a hardware problem. They should pay for shipping, or at least some of it since you're in a unique situation.

Sorry, without laptops there's not much to try in such a situation

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Not trying to sound cocky heh.
Ok so I got a presario 1200US. No OS. SO I installed XP Pro.

No audio drivers.Iwent to online chat with a tech. And after about 6-12 drivers I get no sound. I checked many drivers. Not working. We checked the administative controlls for the automatic/manual on boot up stuff and audio is on automatic. We've tried almost everything, and thats why I need you to fill that gap. Hence I said almost.

- Im not stupid hah nothings on mute.

- I tried speakers on the laptop, and two sets of WORKING headphones.

- I checked the BIOS. And if any of you have a Presario 1200 you konw the BIOS is primative. It only has Video memory options, BIOS password, and boot options. No onboard audio/video that you'd expect. Maby theres an update for the BIOS that has that option?


A:Presario notebook, no sound

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I have CQ60 notebook. I can turn it on but the screen remains blank. The lights come on so power is going into the machine. After approx. 15 mins it turns itself off. I have tried the suggestions, taking battery out, holding power button down etc. but none of this seems to work. Please can someone help, the HP site is useless and doesn't give much advice at all. Unfortunately we do not have the recovery disks.

A:Presario CQ60 notebook

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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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this computer has dont this before....was set back to the company and they did not fix it. it will be going back once again after school gets out but very frustrating! the computer randomly goes to black screen and freezes there. have to turn off the computer and when turning on it doesnt scan disk.

i have managed to update the adware and spybot programs and get them ran. i also ran a clean up on it. it has not been sucessful fully running the virus program with out going to black screen. it was also not able to disk defrag. both these programs i tried in safe mode several times. the times i ran them in safe mode the program ran for over an hour and then just turned off. no black screen just turned off.

could this be a fan issue? although i did hear the fan running while the disk frag was running.

any suggestions?


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I need some help,

I am trying to downgrade my sisters laptop from Vista to XP,
I have XP installed now and most things are working ok.

Now here is where I need some help,

I have two devices which I've no clue what they are:
SM Bus Controller
PCI Device

The graphics card is non working as well it is a
Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset but I can not get it to work,
I even downloaded the driver from Intel but it keeps saying the file is missing or corrupt.

Now I have downloaded and installed the HP files from here:
ad even tried some Vista files from here:

Can anyone help me with this or point me to some drivers?
I have tried tons of Google searches but I am in no way the Google searching king..

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Compaq Presario C727US Notebook PC


After endless searching and after following some intructions from about 10 different sites I have got everything fixed!

This can now be marked as resolved, I will also be writing a "How To" compiling everything I have learned from various sites so if anyone needs help with this specific PC please feel free to e-mail me or PM me here.

Thank you all for your time

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And it crashed today. I'm not sure why but I think it was because of Java
and the IE8 I just installed a couple of days ago. I went crazy it took me all day to fix it. It even changed from DSL to the wireless connection...what's really weird is I don't even know how to hook that up!
So anyone have the same problem don't want it to happen again it was a mess.

A:I have a Compaq Presario Notebook with Vista

I think this would be better off in the Vista forum. I will move it there.

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I want to upgrade MY processor, recommend compatiabile. Presently i AM USING INTEL CENTRINO 1.6 PROCESSOR

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Kindly Recommend Compatiable Intel Processor, Which Socket They Use In Compaq Presario V2000

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Hi all,
This is an older notebook, running Win 98 that I'm trying to get working
better for a friend. I went ahead and formatted the drive not anticipating
any problems with reinstalling Win 98. Basically what is going on is that
after formatting, etc. it won't read from the cd rom drive. I have done a
lot of troubleshooting with various boot disks, etc. but I think it needs a
proprietary Compaq driver for the cd rom. I have searched all over the net
but can't come up with one. None of the generic drivers with any boot disk
will work. Also, due to it's age and that she is not the original owner, she
has no software of any kind that came with it.
If anyone either has these drivers or knows how I can get them I would
appreciate it.

A:Need help with older Presario 1235 notebook!

Don't search the Web. go to > support > downloads > the model #.

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I have a HP Presario CQ62 notebook that just totally died.
I closed it up after using it normally, came back and opened the lid and it was dead. No lights, not even power supply indicator light. Nothing happens when the power button is pushed of course.
I thought and hoped it was a faulty power supply and a flat battery, but I have a spare power supply so this was able to be ruled out.
Not that it's relevant here, but it's running Windows 7 64 bit.
Anyone got any ideas where to look for a solution to this? As it won't fire up on battery or power it has to be after those.

A:Dead HP Presario CQ62 notebook

Remove the memory and re install it... Remove the battery and try AC power only. With the battery out and AC out, hold the power button down for 30 seconds. Re install the battery and see if the laptop powers up

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The problem that I have is with a Presario 2188cl. AMD 2500 proc, 768 ram,40 gig seagate. I cannot boot from drive. I can boot from winxp disc, format, then start install. The setup files write to the disk, but when the computer reboots to start the install, it will sometimes sit at a blank screen with a curser. Other times it will print characters. They change with different setups:I the drive was formatted in NTFS= "SlSl", in FAT32= "PU7" although the 7 is really more of a 90 degree right angle. If I have the winxp disk in and let it go past the "press any key..." so that it boots from the drive it prints "KAKA" with two dots above the "A"s.

When I boot an ERD Commander disc, I can see all the setup files on the disk.
I even hooked the drive up to my desktop, installed xp, it ran great. But when I hook it back up to the laptop, same thing.

A:Presario Notebook Boot Problem

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I am trying to help a friend out. He has a Presario F700 notebook, part#KC492UA#ABC, that is running win 7 ultimate retail. It has stopped working. When the notebook power supply is plugged in that blue light goes on and there is power to the notebook but there is nothing after that. I can hear the computer trying to boot, the fan is working and its a bit warm around that area, but i think that might be normal. I plugged in a known good external lcd but that didnt help. But there might be a key to press, like FN, to get an external monitor to work, i dont know in this case since its not my notebook. He doesnt even get the bios info, all he gets is a blank screen, so maybe an external monitor wouldnt work either? I should point out that when i attempt to boot this laptop i dont get any beeps at all.

Help would certainly be appreciated.

Thank You

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System hang up when ever I make video call either from Facebook or skype and also when I watch movies in online and youtube...

Can Any one help in this regards....

Looking forward your positive response as early as possible

A:Compaq Presario CQ62 Notebook PC

Hi and welcome to TSF try reinstalling the video driver and update flash,shockwave and java also silverlight

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Hi, all. I always turn to you guys for help as I'm only a newbie. I have a two weeks old Compaq Presario R3240US with 512 ram & 60gig.

I was installing a bunch of programs and all of a sudden, I got the "A necessary component for this function is missing or damaged (c:\symantec antivirus\novapw32.dll)". Then the system alerted me to antivirus protection not being on then eventually firewall protection not being on as well without disabling them from my end. Last program I installed before all this hassel was the "Norton antivirus corporate ed.(?)" and I ended virus scan before it was completed because it took so long. I did have the regular Norton antivirus on my system but wanted to upgrade to corporate version thinking it was better. I tried to uninstall them but I can't even open 'remove program' from my control panel. As matter of fact, I can't open anything! I rebooted it up by taking the battery out so I could even reboot but it didn't help. I was able to access a few app on my numerous reboots (when I could've) but very limited. Semantec(norton) did take me to a webpage where they described how to check for virus. My computer couldn't even do that. Something about active x(?) and even when I said to install, it didn't help any. Then it said to uninstall and install again which I couldn't accomplish either. I did check for virus with norton antivirus cd 'emergency' check while booting u... Read more

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Hi guys

I bought the compaq from CANADA and I am trying use TV out but the problem is just NTSC system on display and i live in Europe and as u know is PAL is there someway to change it to pal ? I did try with BIOS but is nothinh there to change ? is there any way or anybody has exprience of this problem ?

please inform me

thanks in advance

A:compaq notebook Presario 2197

search for you model and TV out on HP website 2197CA notebook PC&tmv=&lang=en&ctry=uk

have you tried
right click on desktop
TV option ???

driver here
the web site for the driver does not seem to ask if US or Europe so I ASSUME !!!! it will work for both ntsc and pal

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I need to replace the clock battery on my Presario 720US notebook. I removed all the screws on the bottom (10) but can't get the case open. Are there hidden screws under the keyboard or somewhere else, and if so how do I remove the keyboard?

I did search the library and didn't find an answer.



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I tried to install windows onto my laptop. It went through the set up process, but when it got to the install part, I got an error message stating that Windows could not find a HDD installed on my computer. So, thinking something was wrong with the HDD, I bought a new Wester Digital HDD. After installing the new HDD, I again tried installing windows, with the same outcome. Someone has told me that Compaq is bad about putting "blinder" codes in their BIOS to hide the HDD from being overwritten. I called Compaq Tech Support, but because my warranty is out, they wanted an arm and a leg to "help". Is there any truth to this? Does anyone have a solution for this problem?

A:Replacing HDD in Compaq Presario Notebook

If this is a SATA hard drive, you need to install SATA controller drivers at the F6 prompt. Since this procedure needs a floppy drive and you probably don't have one, go into the BIOS and see if you can change the controller from SATA or AHCI mode to IDE mode. If have this option, then Setup should continue.

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Hi, i'm in need of directions for opening a compaq presario 1400 series notebook. Can anyone help or suggest any websites where i can dowload a manual for free? Thanks, any help would be appreciated.

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Bios password not working- system disabled code 70724054help


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A:Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM Notebook PC

it worked Thank you! so can you help me with my display? its on the brightest setting but can still barely see screen

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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,


A:Memory not recognized in presario 2100 notebook

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I brought the intel pentium T4500 processor as a replacement for my single core AMD V140 but it doesnt seem to fit (different pin layout ) is the AMD Athlon II N350 ( as it seems to have the same pin layout as the single core i currently have?) processor the best processor i can use as an upgrade or is there a better processor i could use as an upgrade?Thanks in advance guys, happy computing!  

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A:Upgrading processor for Presario CQ56 Notebook PC

Hi, Your machine is an  HP G56-130SA Notebook PC and from its Maintenance and Service Guide You can use  AMD Athlon II N350 processor (2.4 GHz, 1-MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz, 3.2 GT/s)?dual-core 35 W part number 616334-001. Regards.

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Hi, everyone--

Here's the problem: the modem in my father-in-law's Compaq Presario 1270 notebook stopped working about a week ago. According to ITS Diagnostics the modem is a Lucent V90 56K PCI unit (it is internal).

Symptoms: In testing, both Windows and ITS modem diagnostics report they can't open the COM port (we've had it on both COM1 and COM2, no difference). Also, as soon as the modem is physically connected to a phone line it seems to generate a lot of noise on the line--before we even try to have it dial up his ISP.

We have downloaded new drivers from Compaq, done a remove-and-reinstall under Windows 98 a couple of times, and switched the device from COM2 to COM1 and back. The modem appears on Device Manager with "this device is functioning properly" but still doesn't work and still generates a lot of noise.

We have NOT physically pulled the modem; I have never been inside a notebook and am a little hesitant as the machine is under warranty. (I should mention again that the modem is a PCI internal, not a PCMIA card.)

Jack and I would appreciate any suggestions, as Compaq's first advice was to reformat the hard drive !

Thanks in advance--

Don S.

A:Presario notebook modem stopped working

If it makese static as soon as you plug it into the line, the modem is bad. It probably got hit with some bad line noise / static / surge and got damaged.

Either buy a PC Card modem and use it instead, or back up everything you care about and give it to Compaq to have it fixed. They will, most likely, wipe the drive, even though there is no reason to do so.

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

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How much do you think it will cost to fix that? and do you know where I can order the parts?

the entire right side of the lcd screen is off the hinge and i can lift it up. I don't have a camera, so that's the best I could do to explain what is wrong with my laptop.

A:compaq presario 2800 notebook repair help

well the plastic protecting it shouldnt be too bad nor the hinge. you can probably find most on ebay or use google and do a quick search for you laptop model.

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This laptop keeps shutting down every once in a while. Sometimes every few minutes or every few half hours. Blue terrible screen appears but i am desperate becauce it doesn't last for more than a microsecond so i totally cannot read what it displays and so i don't even know what the problemis :(

It started just very rarely, when i was playing graphically demanding game. Then it worsened when i started using video calling on skype. I reinstalled the operating system (Windows 7) via recovery manager (i have a recovery disc) and it worked better for about a week time, then it worsened and now it was restarting and showing the blue screen every 7 minutes approximately.

I again reinstalled the Windows by the same precodure but there's been one crash already again.

Could you please tell me how to at least identify the problem? How can i make the screen last longer and see what the hell's going on? And then, how could i possibly mend the problem? What could be the cause? Is hardware or software issue? It used to crash only when doing something more "graphical" but now it occures whenever, even when i do literally nothing with it! Please help; i am just a totally PC lame girl :(((( if there are specifications neccessary, i would give, if you only tell me how to find and tell you...

A:[SOLVED] HP Presario CQ62 notebook SHUTTING DOWN

Hello annie55 and welcome to TSF,

Tap F8 immediately after the Compaq screen. This should bring up the advanced boot options menu.

Select "Disable automatic restart on system failure".

This will cause the BSOD to stay on screen until you physically restart the computer.

Post back with the details of the BSOD.

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I have a Compaq Presario 1500 that overheats and shutsdown after a few minutes (approxmately 15 -20 minutes). Smart has detected that my hard drive is failing and I also have a DVD/CD-RW combo drive that reads CDs periodically. I don't know if this relates to the overheating at all.

System Specs:

Notebook model 1500
Processor P4 1.8 Ghz
Memory 512 MB
Rom date 07/24/2002
Rom family 68P4C

A:Compaq Presario 1500 notebook is overheating.

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Hello, I am currently studying to become a computer repair technician, and as hands-on practice I would like to take a look at  an old computer of mine. Before i do so i would like to know the specs of the computer (Compaq Presario A909US Notebook PC), but since I haven't seen the charger in years, I cannot access my computer's specs through windows. I am wondering if anyone knows or can help me find the specs before i open it up.

A:Compaq Presario A909US Notebook PC specifications?

Hi: Here is a link to the specs... Here is the link to the service manual, which provides more details.

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Hi i reeally would like some help my laptoppeesario cq 57 i th Ink theres an issue with the fan any help would be appreciated. 

A:presario CQ57 notebook pc not starting up system fan (90B)

Hi,          Follow the steps listed in the below link

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Hi All,

My friends laptop has suffered a BSOD. Attached are the minidump file and the MSINFO32 file. Could some one please let us know what is the source of the problem as this is the first time it has occured and is afraid it might occur again. Plesae let me know if any ohter details are needed.

Here are some of the system specificaiton-
Windows Vista Home Basic - Service Pack 1
HP Presario Notebook - Presario v3700 Notebook PC


A:[SOLVED] BSOD Issue, HP Presario Notebook


We'll need more system info. Please follow the instructions in this post and attach the resulting files to your next post. If the zip file is too big then split the contents into more than one zip.

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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.

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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[1]-After installing several drivers, using Driver Detective from PC Drivers HeadQuarters,I no longer have any sound at all! The last driver I installed was Conexant AC-Link Audio.[2]-I can't even go to a previous Restore Point because I get the "Restoration Incomplete" message.[3]-In Device Manager,under Sound, video and game controllers, there is no Conexant AC-Link Audio listed. [4]-There is,however, Multimedia Audio Controller with an exclamation point in a yellow circle; I went ahead and disabled this one.[5]-I downloaded Conexant AC-Link Audio Driver from HP.COM yesterday. I stopped the installation, though, because of an alert pop-up: " ...has not passed Windows Logo testing...". I had received this same alert with the driver from the other company but I went ahead and tried to install it anyhow. This time I thought I'd better not.?[6]-In Control Panel>>Sounds and Audio Devices Properties>>Volume tab: next to the speaker icon it says "No Audio Device". -- [7]-Also,sound icon that used to be at bottom right in task bar is no longer there.Any suggestions?


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A:No sound from Compaq Presario v5000 Notebook

Problem solved--sound is back. In Control Panel>>...>>Sound and Audio Devices Properties>>Audio tab Default device was "Modem #0 Line Playback". I clicked on the expandable arrow and there was "Conexant AMC Audio".  When I selected this one, all the grayed -out buttons became accessible and my sound came back.

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A:presario CQ42-277TU notebook RAM upgrade

Hi,           You can upgrade the RAM to 8GB and you have to buy 2 RAM's of 4GB each of 1600Mhz, PC3L-12800 DDR3L DIMM memory module . Manual : Check page # 5 in Chapter 1 for more information Product Specs page

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Alright. Please, somebody help me. This is just plain annoying. I have a Compaq Notebook Presario 2402 US that I got recently. It came preinstalled with XP Home. I wanted to format and instead install XP Pro from a CD that I have already.

Surprise, surprise. The dang laptop won't boot from the XP Pro cd but boots up fine with the recovery XP Home cd that it comes with.

I read somewhere that Compaq and HP block the computer from reading other OS's. Don't know why.

The question is, how do I unlock it?

I don't want to install XP Home and then upgrade to XP Pro.
Checked Bios. It is the latest version.

Someone please help.

A:Compaq Presario Notebook Reinstall XP Home to XP Pro

OK. I reinstalled XP Home. Tried to upgrade to Pro. Won't let me. Stupid.

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Hi All,

Discovered the forum whilst troubleshooting a BSOD i keep getting on my notebook.

I don't have any specifics other than the dump file attached as this is a shared notebook and all users get the bsod which then requires a manual power cycle to log back on.

I have run the hp diagnostics utility using F2 at startup and all tests passed.

All assistance is much appreciated.


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Hello. I just recently bought a compaq presario cq57 laptop from a friend. And I was told right after I paid for it that my friend couldn't remember the password so therefore couldn't get into it. Thus I too can't get into it and am totally locked out.It barely starts to boot up after turningit on when it almost immediately goes to the screen saying/asking for a password. And every time after 3 failed attempts it says disabled and gives me a special number code to go with it. The disabled code that it gives me every time is  -  disabled  69374099. Is there anyone out there that can give me the real/right password to put in especially one that matches up with the disabled number code error that it keeps giving me. Thank you all very very much. I really do appreciate it a lot. Sincerely, Thumper7771976

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Notebook PC and lately I have been having problems with the computer. When I turn it on the screen is blank, and it seems like it doesn't log into Windows (because when it goes into Windows it usually makes the welcome noise) the Capslock light flashes, the CD drive works, the wireless light is red, on the left side in one of the USB ports it has a small light that flickers a bit and then stops after I turn on the computer. The laptop battery works, the AC adapter works (the light where the adapter connects to turns on when I connect it), I tried doing the thing where you take out the battery and disconnect the adapter and turn on the So everything works except the screen is blank, I connected another monitor to see if it's the GPU that's bad or my laptop's monitor, but my other computer's monitor doesn't detect anything which leads me to believe it's not my laptop's screen but something else. Here's the other thing though sometimes when I turn on the laptop the screen does show up and everything goes in like normal (the orange screen with the COMPAQ logo comes up, the Windows logo, etc...) but when I turn it off and then try to turn it back again the screen is blank, and I turn it off and on again several times until the computer decides to work normally. Right now I'm in my CQ56-115DX Notebook PC and I haven't really done anything to it and I am afraid to turn it off again because I feel like it's not going to work anymore (especially sin... Read more

A:Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Notebook PC turns on but it won't...

Hello Vault, You said something about the Caps lock light blinking. I would request you to tell me the patern of those blinks.  RegardsMathewT

**Click on the KUDOS Star on the left to say "thanks" for helping!****Please Mark a Reply "Accept As Solution" if this has resolved your issue.**I Work On Behalf Of HP

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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

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Hello everyone,

I got this new notebook HP COMPAQ PRESARIO C736TU Which is a total nightmare for me as im having soo many issues with this junk.

As you all know this notebook has the worst ever driver installation errors, previously it was having an error on Inbuilt Mic, and when i return the notebook to the agents, they replaced the motherboard saying the fault was there. And now im having a driver installation issue, while been unable to connect to the web.

Im using broadband ADSL with a Prolink Hurricane 8000 USB ADSL modem, and it was working fine earlier on and it works soo fine on my other machine as well. But When i install the sound driver for HP COMPAQ PRESARIO C736TU im getting this new error msg when try to connect to the web,

Network Connection Error" Error 623 - The system could not find the phone book entry for this connection

Earlier on this was working fine, but after they have replaced the mother board im getting this and after installing the sound drivers.

Anyone know's how to fix this..? and wot its all abt..?


A:HP Compaq Presario C736TU NoteBook Is a Real nightmare I need Help

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Hello everyone,I recently purchased a Compaq Presario CQ60-210US Notebook PC.It came pre-loaded with Vista, so I upgraded it to XP Pro.I packaged up the drivers that I used to get everything to work.In case anyone has the same machine, here are the links to my file: 250 MB | No PasswordI have also uploaded XP drivers for an HP G50-109NR notebook.The link to that file can be found on page 2 of this thread: Luck!Disclaimer:: Bleeping Computer is not responsible for the content and the results of using this application. Download at your own risk

A:XP Drivers for Compaq Presario CQ60-210US Notebook

Hi aarrr. Thanks for giving these drivers. Ive looked for about a month to get decent XP drivers for my CQ60 210EN. All these drivers works fine

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The CD-ROM only reads orginal cd's but any CD's that have been burned on a CD burner it will not read....


A:Compaq Presario Notebook 1210 will not read cd rom's that have been burned

Some older CD drives do have problems reading cd's.. Most of the new drives are labeled Multi read Not much you can do about it other then change the drive..

Make sure that you try a burned disk from another source or person... Just to make sure it is not a error in the way the others are burned..


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I formatted MS Vista from my Laptop a few weeks ago and I uploaded Windows 7 Home 32 bit. I m looking for Webcam drivers that will function on my Laptop.

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Installed Win7 on HP/Compaq Presario V6700 Notebook PC but can not get the networkcard working.

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional sp1

Motherboard Model: Quanta 30CF
Motherboard Chipset: nVidia nForce 630M (C67)
This was originally delivered with Vista.

Have installed nVIDIA drivers but no luck. Tried some Realtek drivers but also no luck.

Get error code 10.

A:NIC Driver needed win7 HP Presario V6700 Notebook PC

Hi seatridder, Welcome to the forums , have a look here Compaq Presario V6700 Notebook PC series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center ,select the driver for your hardware these are for vista only will need to be installed in compatibility mode

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Ok guys, its embarrassing...I'm stumped.
Customer sound was working....wiped his drive and did a full system restore from his cd's to fix a different problem (son had hidden tons of porno and he wanted it ALL gone..hehe) and now I have NO sound.

Tried updated drivers from compaq with no success.

Nothing muted, sound appears to play when I test the system sounds, no error messages but no sound. Directx diag says all is happy.

no irq conflicts, clean startup, open to suggestions.

model is Compaq Presario 705US. I used both sp20309 and sp19165 for drivers.

Neither worked.

A:Presario 705us sound after system restore.

I couldn't find your exact model number. closest I could find was here.|Presario+700

Now for the usual questions. Are the external speakers plugged tightly into the correct sound output connection, are they powered on? and is the external speaker volume set where you can hear it? Have you tryed them on a different computer? Do you have the speaker icon in your right lower taskbar. Do you have the correct audio device selected under audio output in multimedia? Is this an onboard sound (is there onboard sound and an external sound card installed?)

(Actually I'm just giving ideas here, I know you can fix it)

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The screen on my Compaq is starting to come thru scrambled. This happens all the time. Tilting the screen back and forth will sometimes correct the problem. However, I can only have it about 80 degrees to the keyboard which makes for a sore neck. Does anyone have any solutions? Thanks, Ray

A:Compaq Presario 1250 notebook screen problems

Sounds like the flexible connector between the screen and motherboard has given up, probably with use?

It would need disassembly and replacement of the flexible mylar circuit. Could possibly just be a connection issue at one end or the other, which still requires disassembly.

Working on a laptop is akin to microsurgery, it is very easy to do damage if untrained.

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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


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I'm having sound problems on my old Compaq Presario 1255 laptop computer. A friend had sent a music file over AIM for me to listen to and I was trying to listen to it, but all I got was static.

Can anyone give me a suggestion? I'll go turn that computer on so I can use it via my networking setup and then I can try any fixes or ideas you can give me. I tried looking for a new integrated sound driver, but so far no luck.
Thanks to anyone who can help me!

A:Sound problems on a compaq 1255 presario notebook computer

Do you get this static sound all the time? or just with that one file? What type of file is it?

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hello there,.. please help!

i have Compaq Presario CQ40-717TU Notebook PC,
the problem is

my netbook support for windows vista, but i want to downgrade it to windows xp, because some school work still using windows xp. I've been surfing everywhere.

I can a lot of tutorials some of which is flash the bios. update bios with its high risk.
As for some of them give a tutorial to make your own xp sata, using "nlite" and I became confused when I have to find a suitable driver for ahci [CQ40-717TU].

to the seniors and professors. please guide
where I have to download the ahci driver?

how do I update my bios (I still lay the problem update / flash bios).

thanks before...

A:Install Windows XP on Notebook Compaq Presario CQ40 717TU

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
You can check your HP/compaq PC here:
General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
NOTE: Please read this thread fully.

If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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Hi i have a compaq presario 700 the problem with it is everytime i go to install xp,or 2000 on it it always has errors like for example after u format it , it goes to copying istallation files and it will stop at some like this " Setup Cannot Copy File: Modem.sys " .to retry, press enter " and when u press enter same thin i tried changeing disks same thing the dvd drive gets so hott i think it may be gettin overheating but it installs 98 fine when this model is design for xp i dont understand. I tried "Home Edition" and "Professinal Edition" Same thing. The xp i could get on there is off the quick restore cds compaq Provides but when it gets done it seems like it works but u get copy error's like when u install office 2003 it says .inf error stuff like that please help me i would really apperciate . Heres the SPecs of the system :
1ghz AMD Duron Processer
40 gig hard drive
4x dvd drive i believe the one the came with it
VIA ProSavage KN133 - AGP 4x SDRAM - 16 MB Max Resolution (external) 1600 x 1200
please help me thanks
I ran memtest86+ and got errors with my 128mb stick so i changed it with a brand new 256mb ran memtest86+ got the same problems so whats next anyone got anything i tried running xp setup again and still wont let me :-( please help!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Notebook problems - Compaq presario 700 problems please help

lol no one can help me

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I have a Compaq Laptop model c700 series running Vista Basic. The laptop is approximately 4 months old but I happen to have dropped it about 1 month ago from a distance of about 2.5 feet it chipped a piece of the front bezel but that I am not worried about a little super glue can fix that. The problem I am having is when i start it up it will run fine for about 20-35 min then it will freeze up requiring a reboot after the reboot it will run for about 35-45 min and freeze up. Then it will restart a thnird time and do the same thing ,but on the fourth restart it used to run completely normal no reboot,no freeze just perfectly fine this is plugged up or on battery power it does not matter. Now it freezes and requires reboot no matter how many times I restart it. Could someone please help me find a solution to this laptop before it becomes a pile of finely crushed parts. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

A:Compaq Laptop c700 need help

It should still be under warranty. I know that you dropped it but it sounds like a cooling fan or 2 broke and as soon as it heats up it freezes. You will most likely have to send it back to get fixed unless you are comfortable taking apart a laptop.

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hello, this is a friends laptop,runs for 3 seconds and shuts off
i have checked the a/c adapter, removed the battery, reset memory and removed memory, hard reset, reset hard drive
blank screen, {no logo } power light on.
i have another c700 here and swapped hards drives and can boot to the drive.
at a loss, thinking mother board but not seeing any complaints about them, any ideas, thanks for looking

A:c700 no start vista

Are you using the same exact drive?

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My compaq C700 laptop is overheating in less than hour and turn off by itself in an hour. it is 1 and 1/2 year old laptop. Is it this model issue? Or all HP and Comaq has this kind of issue?
Does vent needs to clean up? or software issue?
What can be wrong?
How can I fix?
I appreciate help.
Thanks in advance.

A:Overheating compaq C700

Blow the dust out with compressed air. I just did that for a friend's laptop, he was complaining how hot it got. The fan was totally gummed up!

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Hey guys,

The other day I was on my laptop and pulled out the ac power cord, then the whole thing turned off. There was heaps of battery left so this shouldn't have happened. I thought it might be my cord since its old and frayed ALOT so brought a new one but the laptop won't turn on. It doesn't have the power light and doesn't do anything when I press the power button.

Any ideas?

Thanks! Anita

A:Compaq C700 died

The motherboard is probably bad...

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can my c700 which runs win 7 ultimate 32bit be changes to 64bit

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I have purchaed a new ac charger, battery, and changed the dc power cable and my laptop will not power on unless the battery is fully charged in which i have to charge elsewhere. When it does operate everything is normal it just wont charge the battery. Ant suggestions on what to do next??

A:Compaq c700 charging problem

That model has some reported problems with the power jack coming loose... does it appear to be firm?

Beyond that, 12 percent of new batteries arrive dead or go dead quickly...

Since you changed all those devices, can we assume you were having problems before you made those purchases?

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I once had an Olympus C700 Ultra Media Zoom 2.1 MP camera that worked well with XP. Now I have a new HP pavilion laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium and am thinking of finding a used C700. Has anyone tried the older (3-4 years old) digital cameras with Vista? Any interface problems? Thanks!

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pressing f11 on startup is not working. this had vista on it but i've installed windows 7. so the f11 don't seem to work?

how do I do a factory restore on this? any ideas? thanks.

A:factory restore on compaq c700?

I'd guess you can't, since you moved from Vista to Win 7. The OEM restore partition may have been deleted or rendered useless.

Maybe you can order recovery disks from HP/Compaq? Probably for a fee, if at all.

Why not reinstall Win 7 rather than go back to Vista?

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