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EMERGENCY!!computer not recognizing printer Compaq pressario c700/ hp psc 1209

Q: EMERGENCY!!computer not recognizing printer Compaq pressario c700/ hp psc 1209

I am in the middle of printing 150 wedding invitations at home im broke and cant take my issue to kinkos.

I have a compaq presario c700- windows vista laptop and a hp psc 1209 all-in-one printer. I was printing and bumped the power cord and now my computer will not recognize printer.

I tried deleting the printer and restarting the computer and then plugging back in the usb but it still is not detecting it.

I checked my usb's they work fine the printer also seem like it is fine all the right lights are on.

The printer window doesnt give me any options for adding a new printer it says that it will automatically detect a usb printer.

AHHHHH im going crazy i need these done for tommarrow please help please please please!!!

A: EMERGENCY!!computer not recognizing printer Compaq pressario c700/ hp psc 1209

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I posted earlier but im still stuck with this problem i will be extremely detailed. I need to print 150 wedding invitations tonight this is an emergency!!

1) I have an hp psc 1209 all-in-one

2) I did not load any software into my computer (compaq presario c700) I only plugged in the usb and my computer recignized it right away and i was printing and everything was super.

3) My outlets are loose, durring a print job the cord to my power strip was bumpped slightly turning power off to everything.

4) when I tried to print again the computer was just storing the printjobs on the printer but not printing.

5) i tried plugging/unplugging usb the printer made a small sound like it was recognizing computer, but still didnt print

6) btw printer seems fine no weird lights, ink full, no paper jams, checked usb on computer also fine.

7) after restarting computer many times and restarting printer i finally tried something else so i went into my computer and deleted the hp printer shut everything down and tried just plugging in the usb- after that there was no sound with plugging it in and the computer will shows no recognition of printer no pop up windows or anything that said computer recognizes new device nothing.

8) after receiving a suggestion on here i re-installed the software. during installation the widow tells me to plug usb in when i did it made a funny sound (on my computer) and nothing happens- it doesn't allow me to click next, my only option is to check a box th... Read more

A:911!!!! Comp not recognizing printer hp psc 1209 all-in-one i need help asap!

There could be some hardware damage as a result of the power surge/outage. That sort of thing is never good for electronics.

Try running chkdsk /f on the drive at least. Hard shutdowns always lead to file system damage.

How do things look in Device Manager? Are there any red or yellow warnings?

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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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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 have a laptop here that wont connect to the internet, I tried loads of things to get it to connect,here is the link to what has been done already I haven't done yet is reinstall windows to see if that helps.If it's possible could someone have a look at these logs and tell me if it's an infection or not because this thing has my head wrecked at the moment as to why it won't connect to the net.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL Run by jaclyn at 21:28:25.91 on 15/07/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.17037Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.44.1033.18.1013.668 [GMT 1:00]SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Users\jaclyn\Desktop\dds.scrC:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp:// = hxxp:// Read more

A:Compaq pressario Possible Infection?

Problem sorted.Pc is running again

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this is my older computer. the hard drive makes a loud clicking

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I have a laptop ( pressario c700) that wont connect to the internet.
I know that it was dropped
I dont think it is the wireless card thats the problem.
I can connect to my home network but cant get on the net,
I plugged in the broadband cable but still wont connect to the net.
I've checked the device manager and everything is working fine.
I've also done a system restore to about a month ago but still no connection
Is there anything else I can try?

A:compaq Pressario internet connection

a very basic idea i know but try opening internet explorer when it fails then tools then diagnose internet, it may help give us and you a clue

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Hello Everyone,
I recently purchased a new LCD Inverter for my notebook not realizing that the online help manual at HP doesn't get that involved. It only tells me how to remove lcd unit itself. Before I just start to dig in I thought I'd ask for some help. Any is appreciated. TY

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My Compaq pressario got knocked over by the dog and liquid managed to go over the screen.
The laptop seems to boot up ok just nothing on the screen. I have tried an external monitor but nothing shows. I have taken the hard drive out and checked it over and all the files etc are still there. So what are my options? take it to repair centre for a new screen? is it worth it?



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Hi there,
I have got a serious problem with my Compaq Pressario Desktop SR5390CF with Vista Hopme Premium. Suddenly display got shaky and after not able to statup windows. When I tried to restore to factory image (with recovery CDs also) it says "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" and problem details as below shows out:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386
Problem Signature 03: 0
Problem Signature 04: 65537
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: FailureDuringSetup
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 0
Problem Signature 09: unknown
Problem Signature 10: 1168
OS Version : 6.0.6000.
Locale ID : 1033

Can someone pls guide me hoe to overcome this. Have tried few times with recovery CDs, still same. Even now display has few lines, not clear display.



A:Compaq Pressario Unable to restore Vista

Hello Mona6690, welcome to Vista Forums.

Have a look at the text below to see if you are able to restore from the factory recovery partition, if it doesn't setup the first try, try it several times.
Be sure to keep us informed as to your progress.

Be advised that this will take the machine back to the point when you first took it of the box.
The "HP Recovery Center" will give you the option to send to backup anything you
don't want to lose, so have backup media available to use if you choose this option.

With the machine off press the power button, as soon as you do that start tapping the F11 key.
It may take several attempts to do this, if the first attempt fails, try again.
That should take you to the HP Recovery Center. When there just follow the prompts.
It is pretty much self explanatory. From the time you boot into F11 (not counting
any backups you choose to make) you should be back on a working desktop in about
30 minutes. After it restarts just follow the prompts again to finish the process.

If your first option is system restore select no, which should take you to system recovery.
You want to try system recovery not system restore, unless you have good restore points!

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Hi all my laptop is a Compaq Pressario V6700 Laptop with the Nvidia nForce 610M - 7150M (i think)

now ive tried win7's factory drivers, HP's drivers ( and Versions) and tried Nvidia's drivers which couldn't install wats so ever...

The Problem - after having installed win7 7100 and installed drivers successfully, the system runs completely fine (other than Windows live communications platform keeps crashing), having been shutdown about twice randomly the screen's brightness apprears darker during windows splash screen, but having this happen as soon as the splash screens disappears, the screen is black and stays that way with only the cursor... no loggin screen - nothing... and the only way i can sovle this is to do a system restore to just b4 the display drivers were installed (i have tested this theory that is why it can only come down to the drivers crashing like this).

has anyone encountered this b4 on any nvidia system??

please help becuase i do not want to resort back to Vista PLEASE

A:Compaq Pressario V6700's display dislikes win7

Hi Ricktutty

You find that the drivers work better with Win7 7600 RTM.

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Hey all, I have recently discovered the floppy disk on my presario 7360. It had been working fine, I have been saving music projects onto disk so as not to take up too much memory in the hard disk. Yesterday I was attempting to download some old games off of the internet ( remember the commodore 64? I have some nostalgia issues) I was trying to save them to disk, I was getting the Not Signed message, Could not Verify file. I gave up, it was no great loss but later when I tried to pull some information of another floppy disk using a multitrack recording program everything would freeze up for a minute or 2, then tell me that Drive A is not accessible , it is not ready. I tested the floppy disk and the computer tells me it is 100% fine. I cannot access any information or program on any disk. Some of this info is kind of important, at least to me. I don't want to do a full reboot because there is stuff on the hard drive I don't want to lose and unfortunately now I can't save it to disk. This is truly a mystery, an enigma. If anyone can help me in any way I will be in your debt. My only remaining option is the hammer! Thanx if anyone can help. JR

A:Floppy drive problems/ Compaq pressario 7360 Help!

Do you have a floppy disk with some software - perhaps a mouse driver or something small - with which you can test the hardware?

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I decided to restore my computer to the original configuration. i backed up any important files and used the system restore disks I received from compaq. There are 4 and they need to be used in the following order. About every couple years I try to do some kind of upgrade on my computer. The last one I did was to replace the hard drive from 40GB to 300GB. It's been working fine for the last two years. and basically I transfered everything from the old drive to the new one and setup partions. Since I had done this I could only restore it to the time I added the new drive. So my only option was to restore with the disks provided.

1. Compaq Restore Plus
2. Compaq Operating sys CD - Microsoft Windows XP Home
3. Restore Supplemental Software - microsoft application
4. Restore Supplemental Software

Anyway the first two disks worked fine but I could not boot up the third and you can't boot the fourht without it. i tried to bypass and reboot an hope to get the rest off what was needed from microsoft. well it would not let me reboot. the first error advised i was missing the follwoing :as983.sys. Other items were advised to be missing until finally my computer advised that it could not reboot and i would have to reinstall software. I contacted Compaq and they basicallsy said I could have a bad disk or the disks i have cannot work with my new hard drive. I'm not sure if that si correct as that was listed as one of the reason one mighe decide to do system restore. Anywa... Read more

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After doing research it turns out that my notebook PC has some kind of "hard hang" issue in which my laptop becomes unresponsive. 7/24/13

So apparently the only time my notebook DOESN'T freeze is when my laptop gets hot, but when my laptop isn't getting warm that's when it starts to become unresponsive/crash. 7/31/13

I've owned a Compaq Pressario CQ62-225NR notebook for almost 3 years now and I've haven't had any problems with the laptop until now. While I was on vacation in Rhode Island the laptop would freeze/crash about 5-20 minuets in use and I immediately thought it was bad memory. When the laptop does crash/freeze I'm not able to move the mouse cursor nor does the lights on the caps lock,num lock, or scroll lock respond when I press their key. When I got back from Rhode Island I opened up the laptop's RAM slot, took out the memory, re-seated the memory, and started up my laptop. Same thing happened, so this time I tried to re-arrange the memory and even use other memory from my other laptops and still kept on crashing. I took the original RAM for the laptop, put it back in, and ran a memory diagnostics.

After finishing the memory diagnostics it showed that there was nothing wrong with the Laptop memory whatsoever. I then re-booted my laptop and used some of the HP diagnostics that you can use when you hit esc during boot-up and ran a full diagnostic on the laptop. The diagnostics showed that everything was working properly and I then im... Read more

A:Compaq Pressario CQ62 notebook screen keeps freezing

Does it always freeze/crash at the same approximate time? I mean like..... after running 5 minutes say? Or is it completely random? I'm "looking" at the graphics card myself. I'm sure its probably integrated in your machine which is not good news. I may be wrong though!

Welcome to the forums by the way!

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Hello All, I am Using Compaq C700 (Vista vesion) laptop , i want upgrade it to use Virtualization technology VT-X. my current processor is Core2Duo T5750BIOS Version     F.33Chip Set:             Intel GM965 Please suggest me VT-X Virtualization supportable processor.  Regards,Aneesh Ansari

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A:Compaq C700 Processor T5750 upgrade

Amazingly I could still locate the Service manual online: Manual See p. 87. The BIOS has a VT on and off toggle so you should get hardware virtualization if you install an approriate processor.  The cheapest one you could get would likely be the T7100: Hard to beat $6 from one of the better eBay laptop parts sellers, shipping included: If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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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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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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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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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 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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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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I have a Compaq Presario C700 which is giving me the following error:
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key.

I'm a technical user and have been able to fix just about anything, until now. I've done some research, and I've found that this Compaq C700 is a terrible computer that just can't be fixed. They're probably right.

I've tried to boot off an external optical drive, but this failed to load the system. I've checked the boot order is correct and that the optical drive was enabled in the BIOS, but this still did not allow me to boot from the optical drive. I knew that it recognized a system there because it had an underscore, which meant it was trying to boot from the disk, but sadly, no luck.

As for the hard drive, I've replaced it with a spare, couldn't install Win7 on it directly from the laptop, so I installed it on my desktop system, then put it back in. Still, the message. No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key.

I've verified every available BIOS setting to the last detail. The only thing I could think of and haven't yet tried is to try to see if there's a CMOS battery anywhere and disconnect that, but I'm not sure where that could be on a laptop, and taking this thing apart is practically impossible.

I know the CPU and system board and everything else seems to be in working order, it's just that it can't seem to work off of a Windows 7 disc or installation. A red flag for me was when I went into the BIOS (InsydeH20)... Read more

A:Compaq C700 laptop: No bootable device

Try Load defaults os load factory settings in bios...

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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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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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Good morning

I dont know if anyone can help. I have recently upgraded my Compaq C700 from Vista Home Basic to Vista Business due to several issues with slow processing speed and issues with booting. Vista Businesss seems to be working fine and a vast improvement, however, unfortunately the wireless connection no longer works.

The button on the keyboard remains orange. I have looked under device manager and under networks it is showing two unknown devices. On wireless network search, it is showing on broadband LAN connections and no wireless options. If I click on wireless options, I get the message that the wireless adapter is not installed and configured.

I have downloaded a programme called Driver Robot which claims to note that the wireless adapter is missing and provides the driver. However, this does not seem to install on download.

Any assistance much appreciated.

A:Compaq C700 lost wireless adapter connection

Have a look here Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC series*-* Download drivers and software - specify product name - HP Business Support Center

You have not stated if it is 32 or 64bit that you are using so I can not give you more help.

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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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After 3 passed attempts got key 84256773.Thanks so much. Friends son locked out.

View Solution.

A:reset BIOS passed Compaq c700 c769

@degahist? Enter   31134375

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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'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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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 have a Cannon MP240 series printer for over a year now and it has connected to my HP laptop with windows xp with no problems. I plugged in the usb for my printer today and my computer said it did not recognize the device. It also said there are no drivers installed for this device. Please help! Im a student a need my printer bad!

A:**student in need!! **Computer not recognizing printer

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Hi! My name is Laura and I am brand new here.

My problem (or at least the one that I can mention here is that I cannot get my Windows XP to recognize my networked printer.

What I have:

-A brand new iMac (Leopard) in which I have installed Windows XP via Bootcamp.
(I should note that my previous computer was a MacBook Pro (Tiger) with the same configuration and I was able to use my printer through Windows XP.)

- A Linksys WRT54G router (for which I know the IP)

- A Xerox Phaser 6115MFP printer
(It has a static IP. I installed the print drivers in Windows.)

The printer is plugged into the router via an ethernet cable. There is another computer in the house using the printer wirelessly, without issue, so I know the printer is working and hardware configuration is correct.

The Mac side was able to find, and use, the printer with a few clicks. The Windows side won't find the printer.

I've checked Mac forums and the issue does not seem to have anything to do with the Mac or Bootcamp. I sense that this is correct as, mentioned above, I had this same configuration on a previous computer with no issues.

I am able to use the network via Windows to connect to the internet, so I know the router is working and I am connected to it.

I am not networking savvy in the least, so if you do help me, please idiot proof your instructions.

Thank you so much in advance for any and all help.

A:Solved: Computer not recognizing networked printer

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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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As the description indicates, I have a terrible dilemma on my hands.
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After this, I realized I still had the battery in. The thing is, though, I have disconnected the screen cable many, many times in the past with the battery and cable connected without anything being set fire.
The heat sink was warm, but did not seem warmer than normal, but I still decided to check there first. So I took apart my laptop (it is outside of warranty) and cleaned out the heat sink and fan area. There was a lot of fine dust that could have caused an overheat, but I'm not sure.
Now my laptop will not power on or charge my battery. No power is being pushed through whatsoever when it is plugged in, and I already checked the power cables and connectors. Everything is set up to work, but nothing happens.
Fortunately, my little brother has the same computer make and model, so I was able to determine that neither my RAM (by Crucial) nor hard drive were damaged by the effect.
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just installed XP pro on a compaq evo N400c...used an external cd rom. When I got the lappy it came with a floppy drive that connects to the parallel port. I got a dvd/cd rw drive that also plugs into this port for it. unfortunately when I plug it in the dvd drive comes up as a floppy drive and wont read dvd's or cd's. Anyone know how to get XP to recognize this drive as a dvd cd drive? btw it's a toshiba sdr2102 dvd/cd rw combo

A:compaq evo n400c recognizing dvd/cd combo to parallel

You can download the Evo400c manual (in .PDF format) here:

Open that .PDF file (you'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, if you don't already have it), and look for Section 1.3 under the Product Description heading for instuctions which might help you.

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When I turn my laptop on it just boots to a black screen. I see the messages F12 and such, but after that nothing. I went into BIOS and there's not much there, does seem to be recognizing my hard drive. I connected my hard drive, via USB, to my other computer and it seems to work fine.

A:Compaq laptop not recognizing hard drive

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I have a HP PSC 1209 printer/scanner/copier. The device uses a USB port, not parallel. I installed the software CD on my Dell and it worked fine. Two programs were installed and it would print and scan.

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Why won't it install on a second computer? What can I do to get it to work?

A:Solved: HP PSC 1209 problem

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hp 15-1209 foregot power on password error code 63232314 

A:p 15-1209 foregot power on password

@mcvaydav? Enter   72190930 Regards, DP-K

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A:Thinkpad yoga not recognizing USB printer

I do not see the USB port on the Thinkpad Yoga 12 when I install the printer drivers for this device.  Was the USB port option removed from the list of available ports on the Yoga 12?

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I have a Dell 960 3 in 1. A while back I put in a re manu cartridge and it seems as though that screwed up something. Now there are factory Dell Cartrtidges in the printer and the printer still recognizes them as foreign. Error message is "Right Cartridge is incorrect." I have done all the reseting and turning off. Please help. Thank you.

A:Dell Printer INK Problem NOT RECOGNIZING

Not sure what the problem might be, maybe you need to buy a new cartridge, has good new and used printer cartridges at low prices, buy the ink again, if the same error keeps coming up then you might have a hardware problem.

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HP deskjet 3820 installed on my PC doesn't print from Toshiba laptop through wireless router. Laptop has Vista installed and the PC has Windows XP.
The laptop recognises the printer (both computers have been set to share printer) but won't print from the laptop. It will print from the PC.
Any ideas?

A:HP printer not recognizing wireless connection

If your trying to print wirelessly using your laptop with a Vista OS....the printer driver might not be compatible with Vista. You need to get a printer driver that is compatible with Vista and XP. Since your using your printer on your pc and it works fine then the printer driver is only compatible with Windows XP and not with Vista. Consult the manufacturer of the printer to get the wireless printer driver that is compatible with Vista.

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I just upgraded to a new HP computer and bought a HP 2020 laser jet printer. When I try to do the install with the CD it gets to a certain point and stops telling me that it can't go further because I need to be logged on as administrator. I double checked and I AM logged on as that. I've Googled for answers but can't seem to pinpoint anything.
Have updated my drivers and that didn't seem to help so I'm still stuck.
Does anyone have any solutions for me that might work?
Any help would be most appreciated as it's costing me time and money at this point.

A:HP 2020 printer CD not recognizing me as admin

Hawker, first I'd go to HPs website and download the latest appropriate 32 or 64 bit driver from there. Try temporarily turning UAC off or down then right click on the Setup.exe file for the HP driver and select Run as Administrator. Click the Start button and type UAC into the search box then click User Access Control in the list.

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I've had a printer for a while now, an HP Deskjet 5700 Series. Its worked fine for the past year and a half, and then one day came up with an error message saying that I have the incorrect cartridge for the color cartridge. I know its the right one, and I've taken them out and cleaned everything, even replaced the cartridge, yet I still get the same error. I've talked to HP about this and all they can tell me is to uninstall and reinstall the software for it, which I did, to no avail. Even when the printer is unplugged from any computer, the color cartridge light is still flashing, telling me something is wrong with it. Any help would really be appreciated!

A:Printer not recognizing correct cartridge

try pressing
setup and uparrow - if you have them on your machine.
a friend had the same problem on a HP2150 all-in one and the first time he changed carts he had to do this

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When I plug my USB cable attached to my Canon MP830 into the PC it starts to recognize it and goes thru "Found new hardware" and starts recognizing the MP830 with these messages.....Canon printer MP830 then Canon fax MP830 then disk drive. Here is where it hangs up and things then run slowww. The printer is still not installed and I've tried many of the suggested things from similar problems on here. I do have a USB 2.0 card, USB 2.0 cable and Win XP. The USB 2.0 card has its driver installed. Any help would be appreciated especially since I've spent 8 hrs. on this matter so far.

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I've got a printer that's hooked up to the parallel port at the back of my computer, but the computer refuses to realize that it's there. What is the cause of this?

A:Parallel port not recognizing printer

Could be a number of things:
1. Parallel is disabled in CMOS
2. Device Manager has an error with Parallel Port
3. Your Printer Drivers are corrupt, or partially loaded
4. You have a Virus/Trojan
5. The Printer is off, or has malfunctioned
6. The Parallel cord or computer connection is faulty

Also what is the name and model number of your Printer?
What OS are you running?
And have you thought of updating to a newer USB? (they've been around for years now!)

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I purchased an HP Pavilion Elite with the new Intel i7 processor. It is not recognizing an Epson Artisan 800 printer that is connected wirelessly to my network.

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I get an error message from the Epson print manager, however, saying the printer is offline--even when it is turned on and regardless of whether I connect it via an ethernet cable to the CPU itself OR the wireless network router. (I have checked to make sure the ethernet cable is good--it is).

Any suggestions on how to deal with this? Much appreciated.

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OK, so I have a 1 yr old Dell XPS M1530 laptop with 32 bit Vista on it. I've been using a Canon Pixma IP3000 for the whole time, but it suddenly stopped working. I called Canon and Dell- Dell says its Canon's problem, and the wonderfully thorough canon guy said it was a usbsys file problem (which he can't fix). He suggested I either (1) browse my vista CD and extract the file, (2) run sfc and the installation disk should fix the offending item, or (3) run a repair install from the installation CD.

1) I tried browsing the CD, but couldn't make heads or tails of it and can't seem to find a "find" command in vista (grrr).

so, I...

2) ran sfc, exported the cbs.log file to the desktop and got the following errors (which look like the same problem):

Cannot repair member file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" of Microsoft-Windows-Printing-StandardPortMonitor-TCPMonINI, Version = 6.0.6001.18000, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
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Hey everyone, so here's the deal:

I decided to try out Windows 7 after hearing all of the positive feedback on it. I'm currently running a dual-boot of Windows XP Home Edition and Ubuntu 9.04 and I don't use Ubuntu that much, so I decided to get rid of it. I tried installing 7 right over the partition, but it needed to be in NTFS format. I then downloaded a partition manager and converted and formatted my ubuntu partition to NTFS.

Bad idea.

Grub was installed via my Ubuntu partition, and I just formatted it. Grub is still on my computer, but it's freaking out because Ubuntu just got completely wiped out. I turn my computer on, it shows the splash screen, I wait, and...BOOM!

GRUB Loading........
Error 17

I can't get past the Grub wall, and thus I can't access my XP partition. I'm stuck on the loading screen and I really don't want to reinstall anything - I have some irreplaceable documents on XP. PLEASE HELP ME OUT! Thanks in advance for reading and replying.


Did you get Win7 to install?

You will have to restore the XP boot loader first. Get your XP cd and boot to it. Enter the recovery console and type "fixboot" reboot and you should be able to boot into XP.

Then you install Win7 as normal, make sure that you completely format the partition it is going on.

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i was installing windows 7 on my computer and i see a cable unplugged inside my computer so i find a spot and my computer turns off and i see a flash of electricity, is my computer now dead it wont turn on and if you know please tell me


It's quite possible you blew out something.

You should never make any hardware changes while the system is running or plugged in.

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Last month, my computer had been very laggy. In my impatience, I powered the computer off often using the power button and skipped the disk checks upon rebooting. Consequently, a lot of my files went missing. So I've been spending a lot of time redownloading programs and finding my missing files. One of these was a program which I no longer have the CD for. The basic files were still there in Program Files, but the program did not function. In order to get this program working again, I downloaded a torrent with a keymaker in it. I had used this exact torrent in the past and know it works. But the thing is, McAfee marks the keymaker as a trojan and deletes it. In order to prevent its immediate deletion upon downloading, I turned off most of the features of McAfee. After repairing the program from the installer, it said it needed to restart, so I did that stupidly, not realizing that McAfee was still disabled. Here's where the problem arose. After restarting, the computer displayed the normal Acer BIOS boot screen and went to the black screen with the blinking cursor, which normally goes to Windows after a few seconds... but it just kept blinking. No matter what I do, restarting will always halt at the blinking cursor and black screen and nothing Windows-related ever loads. So I tried making the Windows 7 Recovery Disk and booted the BIOS to my disk drive, and tried a dskchk, Startup Diagnostic, and System Restore, but none of these has helped. So now I have an O... Read more

A:Computer emergency!

Hm, nothing else I have tried has worked after hours of Googling...

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I was chilling with my computer when i got tired of it then shut it off. In a few hours i got up and went back onto my computer. Now it starts the goes into a little questing thing thats says start windows normally and other questions. I pressed start normally then it went forward but then a blue screen popped up and it restarted my computer. I think it is bsod. Now what do i do.

A:Computer Emergency

Ouch. The last time I experienced something like that it ended up as a wipe and reinstall.

My suggestion would be if you have a spare hard drive try a fresh installation of Windows on that. Once you have that up and running connect your other drive (the on currently in your computer) and hopefully you will be able to retrieve any data you may have had it.

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this is a really important computer emergency!! i havee a project due in 4 weeks and I need to access my powerpoint and word processor... but my computer won't let me.

infact just yesterday I was on my word processor and powerpoint. it was working fine! and this morning when i get on my computer i cant access anything!! it will not even let me download any virus scanners or anything.. and i cant access anything for ex....aim, system restore, my computer documents, and anything else on my start menu.

some of my icons on my startmenu dont have there original picture =//

gahh someone please desperetely help me!!

thankyou so much.

A:Computer Emergency!!!!

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yes, my other computer was Windows XP Sp2, i tried to boot it up today and it kept running without really turning on, its an Emachine, we called the tech support number and they said it probably got fried by spywere or something, and didnt really help us much, need help.

A:Computer Emergency! Please Help!

When you power it on does anything show on the screen at all?

You will need to elaborate on your problem. Include things like:

- Hardware specs, or model of your eMachine
- What were you doing before this issue started
- Any error messages that may appear

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I have a Compaq ij750, my OS is Win2000, when i try to install the printer's software it tell's me to free up disk space and I think I have enough space I have 7.81GB on driveD and 6.57GB of free disk space on driveC the problem all started whon I installed win2000?

[Edited by nessa5503 on 06-12-2001 at 07:27 PM]

A:compaq printer

You probably do have enough space just not enough on that partition, you need to install to a different drive.

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I am getting beeps coming from my computer...
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Is it going to crash? I need Help Please.

A:Emergency! My computer is beeping!!!

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I really do need the help. Is there a reason no one's even posted a response?

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My computer at first just wouldn't let me send out-going email through outlook. Then everytime I started up the computer the monitor won't show up, it takes a few shutting on and off by pressing the button on the front of the computer to get the monitor to get going. Shutdown does this as well except I have to shut down manually, it won't shut down by itself. Then all of the sudden Internet Explorer won't open and all my other programs take about 15-20 minutes to open, everything is slow! Is it a virus, spyware, what is it? I have ran Ad-ware on it and it didn't find anything, and I'm running CA Antivirus now. Can someone please help?

P.S. I've also had spybot scanning, I started scanning last night and it still isn't done over 12 hours later.

A:Computer Problem - Emergency

Hi mizz_britain and welcome to TSF !

Monitor issues have to be hardware related, probably power supply or video card. Does the monitor take its power from the wall outlet or from the computer ?

You'll need to tell us more about your system specs. If this is some brand computer then what's the brand and model. If it's a custom built desktop then look at the posting system specs link in my sig and don't forget to open the computer case to give us the brand, model and wattage of the power supply (on the sticker on the side of the power supply block).

If this is a desktop clean any dust you see inside the case with a can of compressed air (5-10$ at your local computer or electronics shop), focus on the fans and heatsinks. Check that the video card is hooked properly and that the CPU heatsink doesn't move. Restart the computer and check that all the fans spin properly (CPU, power supply and video card).

Enter the BIOS at startup (press del at startup or look for some "press xx to enter setup" message) and search for the hardware monitor screen, report your temps, fan speeds and voltages from there.

If you shut the computer down with the power button there are probably errors in the file system. Go to start => run and type chkdsk c: /R. You'll be prompted to restart the computer and the scan will run at startup. It'll take some time, once you're back in Windows go to start => run and type eventvwr.msc. Click on application on the left and locate the ... Read more

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Hi! I am new-ish to the forums but I just started noticing about a month ago that my computer is slowing down, I haven't used Hijackthis on this computer so I thought I might send you guys my log file and see what you think of it. Hopefully I don't have anything malicious, I just don't know what the cause of the slowdown could be! Thank you very much. Oh and my version of Vista is 32-bit. The log is attached.

A:*No emergency* Computer slowdown.

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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On my other computer I was removing viruses (Spybot, Tauscan) and I went to one of the sites and downloaded DLExpert (I think thats what its called) and after that my computer crashed. It started up and then shut down several times. I restarted it in safe mode and tried system restore but now it tells me when I reboot that the windows\system32\config\system file is "corrupt or missing"

What should I do? I would rather not have to buy an entirely new one..

A:Emergency: Computer Crashed

Closing triplicate post.

Please reply here:

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Hi There

Running Avast 12.3.2280 right now, and Malware bytes for on demand protection

Anyways started having System Process using CPU all the way up to 91 percent at times, it's down now, first scan with Malwarebytes found backdoor.spynet in wsusoffline zip file I think it was, Second scan with Eset online scan found 2 more infected files, names unknown yet, Defender other night when I was running that found Trojan Dropper in Temporary internet files, should I just backup data and do a clean install? do I need to wipe the hard drive first, it's a 2tb drive that will take ages to do, but I will do it if needed.

Help advice really needed this time

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I have a Compaq printer IJ750 that came free with a Compaq computer running Windows 98SE. This is the set up my kids use since I recently got a new machine and photo printer.

When the kids try to print from their games (Barbie games, etc. ) that give the option of printing out a 'project' they did....the printer works excrutiatingly slow. I think these games work in DOS because there's no 'window' to close etc.?

Is is possible that DOS printing is just slower or is there a fix?

Also, they have tried to print from the internet at some project that they 'color' and choose the print button. Each time the picture is printed so high on the page that the top is cut off???

any ideas?

The kids are pretty good at figuring stuff out on their own for being only 6 years old, but they are frustrated that they can't use their printer right and I'm frustrated that it seems we keep wasting printer and ink with 'messed up' printing??

A:Compaq printer problem

i suggest going into properties and checking the allignment of the picture aka the borders. if you have an option for the quality, if it is lower it should print faster.

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I just acquired a refurbished COMPAQ A1500 All -In -One Printer and having trouble getting it to work. The current error message reads "Clear System Error - Then Press Clear". However, I don't find any references in the manual pertaining to clearing a system error.

Please advise. Be gentle, I am a newbie and a klutz and absolutely non-tech.

Thank you.

George Routhe


If you're using Windows XP, the information on this page might help.

Also, go into the Control Panel, Printers and make sure the Compaq printer is set as the default.

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Any one out there ever worked on a Compaq/Lexmary model IJ700 printer ? My friend purchased a Compaq computer last summer, his color printer ran out of ink so he purchased new cartrages and proceded to install them with out reading any instructions on installation. Now the light on top of the printer blinks eraticly and the heads SLAM to the left side. I got the driver off the internet and loaded it on my computer to see if I could help him. When I try to run a test nothing happens the job just times out. any ideas? Fred

A:Compaq IJ700 Printer

Double check to see if the cable from the computer is securly connected in case it was loosened while changing the cartrages. Make sure that the ink cartrages are the correct ones for the printer. Try removing them and checking for any packing material still covering contacts. I dont know if wrong/not seated correctly, would cause any of the problems. If the printer has a software setup program, check for a setup for new ink cartrages.

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Hi Guys, I have installed XP Pro on my pc, works fine,but IJ900 compaq printer is not working right with XP, incomplete text and graphics. When I installed drivers in Win98se printer worked fine.
So there must be a conflict with older drivers and XP, tried updating At compaq support, but no XP update. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks Badbrad9

A:IJ900 Compaq printer

Did you try the 2K drivers?

Also, did you try pointing it to the XP cd to see if there may be some included there?

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After purchasing an used printer I put in new ink and Im not able to print or copy from it but Im able to scan and fax from it could anyone tell me what this error means. Ive tried everything I could think of doing to get the printer to print, Ive switch printer port cord or whatever its called still nothing. I dont have the CD to install the printer software so I went to HP site to download the driver.

Attached is the error messege I get when trying to print out a test page. When doing this I never had any other print jobs open or usin the fax to do a print for testing.

And I also followed the manuel I download from HP site as well in order to install the cartiage and to print a test page by pressing the option key and nothing would happen all Im getting is Cover Open, Close Cover flashing constantly and or Cover Open, Change Cartiage (a new ink is installed in the printer), so why am I getting this messege on the printer if a new ink is installed.

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after purchasing a used all in one printer I dont have the manuel to it but after hooking it up and everything i see this messege sayn close cover, cover open bllinking repeatedly not sure how long the person had this machine i assume about 3 years but hardly used it, ive tried to learn how to copy and scan from this machine and keep gettn that close cover, cover, open messege what does it mean and how to get rid of that messege. Not sure if i would need a new cartiage install but after the ink status popped up lettn u know how much ink u have left its plenty enough for i to practice on it or can this ink dry out after not using it for a period of 3 years.

A:compaq a1500 all in one printer

You can find a manual here ...
might help to shed some light. .

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Hey guys,

I got infected with the legendary silent assasin the heur virus (virut aswell?)
last night, and it is literally destroying my computer.

I've run many scans and it's gotten to a point where I turn my computer on this morning (couple of hours ago) and I can login but I have no desktop icons, and no taskbar, start menu, nothing...
I can't even start in safe mode....

This computer is filled with business information and school reports. So it's somewhat important to say the least.
I'm running spybot s&d as we speak and am hoping that would give me something. I spoke to an I.T guy on the phone and his only suggestion was to take out the hard drive, plug it into another computer (the one I'm currently typing off of). And scan the entire hard drive using the same programs but do not access the hard drive at all.
This is causing serious problems, if anyone has any suggestions at all I would be grateful. I can also run HijackThis and bring the log over on USB and paste it if requested.
Thank you.

A:Computer Emergency - Heur Virus...


I found a virut fix on AVG's website and ran that, it finished in a matter of seconds and I rebooted the computer.

The computer is now at a blue screen going through all files I believe, and trying delete the virus.
Any ideas on what to do if this method does not work?
I will update when it has finished doing what its doing.

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My PC seems to have stopped working. When I turn it on, the power supply and cpu fan both turn for about a second and it dies. I replaced the power supply and the same thing occurs. I replaced the CMOS battery, reseatted the CPU, Memory and Bios chip. I have disconnected all devices (HD, DVD...) and the same thing occurs.

This is not a new machine. It was working but recently would reboot at will. (I thought it was a virus but Norton and Mcaffee report none.

CPU=Intel P4 1.7


A:Emergency: Computer Stopped Working

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Last night I unplugged all my computer 'stuff' because thunderstorms were to roll thru the area. When I turned everything back on, the printer made its usual noise, but then it started clicking and the light opposite the power light was blinking. It quit after a little while, but would not print. I have uninstalled and reinstalled software, restored my comp to yesterday, then day before yesterday, but still won't print. Attached is a screen capture with the error on it.

WinMe Compaq 5108US

A:Compaq IJ650 printer error

One thing I might add: The printer does turn on when I click to print something, and right after reinstalling the hardware and before I uncheck the unnecessary additions in Startup, the printer will turn off when I restart.

There is a green question mark under usb printer support in Device Manager.

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I have not had any luck installing an Epson Stylus CX 6600 on my Compaq Presario 5220. The setup program completes fine but I get no response from the printer. I have also installed this printer on another computer and it works fine. I set up a network printer for the Epson but it still does not repspond. I have downloaded the newest drivers, still with out any luck. Can my computer be so old that it does not support this printer?

A:Epson Printer and Compaq Presario

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I am trying to print a page with both color and black ink and it will only print the colored ink and leaves white spaces where there should be black. I have printed another page of another document in black and white and the black prints fine.

Please help.

A:Compaq IJ600 printer problem

Hi SBP. welcome to TSG.

Have you tried to print something else besides the problem print job?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P320 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2810 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 291073 MB, Free - 248335 MB; D: Total - 13866 MB, Free - 1986 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 93 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1444, 69.16, CNF0222HPF
Antivirus: Trend Micro Internet Security, Updated and Enabled but was

I want to use the Dell all-in-one printer A920 (6 years old) with the new Compaq Presario CQ62-225NR Notebook. I have Dell Drivers and Utilities CD but was not successful in setting it up.

A:use old Dell printer with new Compaq laptop

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When I try and print with my Compaq IJ750 printer, I can get 1/2 way through the print job until an error comes up in "spool32". I am forced to close the program, which stops my print job and freezes up all my printing applications. Can i get a little help here??

A:problem with Compaq IJ750 printer

There is no easy way or one solution for Spool32 errors.
You will have to go through the long process of finding the cause.
Here is the MS KB article that will lead you through all the steps.
Click Here for article.
Let us know how it goes.

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I had to do a re-install on my Compaq Presario 2256 a while ago and now my Compag IJ200 printer will not work. I even re-installed the printer and it still doesn't work. I says my printer is not communicating with my computer. Can anyone help? Thanks!

A:Probs w/Compaq printer after re-install

I have Windows 98 if that makes a difference.

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