hi folks, need help fast,
hi hope you can help i have a presario compaq which when i brought i went into some set up and where as when it loads it asks for a password before it loads.. i now want this off as its just annoying!!! i have the password luckily but whenever i go into it before it loads by pressing esc and try and disable it, and save config its still asks for it when i reboot any help or advice im really willing to pay i even have tried to defualt it and save but still asks any help would be amazing
I have a compaq presario. The bios are poop. Does anyone know if there is a way to update the bios with areal manufacturer? Or am I stuck with compaq's bios? It would be really nice if there was a way to find out who makes the bios for them and update it. Any info would be great. Thank you in advance!
You need to get the BIOS from Compaq. While the board maybe MADE by another company, who knows what slight changes to the specs were made.
When you do your next upgrade, build your own and get a real BIOS.
Like working on a NEW Dell PC, almost NO Options, no Temp monitors nothing.. junk... its a DELL!
Does anyone know how to get into the bios on a Compaq presario with a model number of 5340 ?? I have tried pressing delete key.. no affect, tried pressing
F1, F2, and escape, (one at a time) but the bios don't want to open up..
It shows nothing on the screen but the COMPAQ logo when started up. Then goes imediately to the windows 98 logo, then opens up windows 98.. It works ok, but I need to get into the bios to check some settings.
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Hey guys, I have a Pentium 2 Compaq Presario 233MHz system. I was wondering if ANYONE know's hot to get into this systems BIOS. I have been trying and trying but when I hit F10 at the beginning I just get into the COMPAQ diagnostics and setup, and it says nothing about BIOS. My plans are to overclock it to see how it works, just for hands on experience, if you have any tips on that you could help me out with that also. Thanks for your guys help and I hope someone can help me. email me at [email protected] OR send me an AOL instant message at Daws202 which is my screen name. Thanks people!
Just went threw the same missery
There is a pass word to the BIOS and you need to take out the motherboard battery to erase it. Leave it out for 5 secs, unplug the computer and turn it on unpluged to drain all the power out of it. then reinstall the battery and reboot.
You m,ay have to remove some of the perifs CD burner, JS Ect if it dosent work the first time to drain the power out of everything
Yes it sucks.
HI everyone! i need some help! i got COMPAQ PRESARIO V5206OM, and i forgot the bios password, when i give 3 times the bad password the laptop show me the next error: SISTEMA DESACTIVADO , if somebody can help me i will be happy! thanks to much!
Hi, Enter yhtiwp or ehejsej Regards, DP-K1 more replies
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.
Hi, Please try: 46994268 Regards.4 more replies
Hello! I'm new here to these forums hoping to find a solution to this problem that has been bugging me for days and keeping me from setting up my computer.
Basically after several years, I am finally dealing with the loss of my Hard-Disk drive that came with my computer. I have bought a new Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ as a replacement, and I am having trouble setting it up. Here are a few Specs for my computer:
Compaq Presario SR1303WM
AMD Sempron 3000+
BIOS Revision 3.11
Mother Board: ASUS A7V8X-LA
It's a bit of an older computer. The HDD that failed me used the old ATA standard, and I am going from that to SATA II (3 Gb/s). My motherboard does have two SATA ports on it, but I don't think the motherboard supports 3 Gb/s transfer rate. Only 1.5 Gb/s. I have an SATA cable that connects directly from the HDD to the MoBo as well as a power converter that I use to connect power to the new HDD. I am using a jumper on the fifth and sixth pins ::[:]: <--- looks like that. The reason I am using a jumper is because I have read by other people that this puts the device into the 1.5 Gb/s mode, although I'm not entirely sure. The Samsung manual my HDD came with says that in order to put the drive into this mode, you must download and use their software from their site, www.samsung.com/hdd which I have tried and failed. When I run Samsung's software, I get the error: "Error reading from drive L: data area: drive not ready (A)bort, (R)etry, (F)ail?"... Read more
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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)
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 Employee2 more replies
Cant get into my bios on my Compaq Presario 5304. I tryed delete and f8 but it just gives me to option to boot in safe mode. My CD rom drive wont work and i switched it out with another one but still wont work. I am not sure if they are both bad but I imagane that they arnt. Please help.
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I erased the bios on a Compaq Presario 5340. Now I need to find a bios for it again. Compaq's site is no help at all.
Does anyone know where I could find one?
(my problem is that it will not boot to the HD. it will only go to the floppy disk with a program called KillDisk on it. i connected the HDs to a different computer and it worked fine without the floppy and booted to the OS. and yes the HD is first for boot order.)
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Hola buenos dias, Tengo una notebook Compaq Presario 21-N0F3AR la cual al estar encendida y quedarse sin bateria, dio un error de windows (File:\BCD Error codexc0000034).Al querer entrar a la bios para poder cambiar el oredn de bootea para reparar dicho error, me encuentro que me pide un password de administrador, el cual nunca se configuro.Luego de los 3 intentos fallidos me da el codigo ERROR System Locked 0949F6ABHe ledio en varios foros y a mucha gente le ha pasado lo mismo. he tratado con todos los programas que hay en la web para tratar de sacar el codigo invertido pero todos sin exito.Por favor me podran dar una solucion?Muchisimas graciasDiegoMore replies
First I want to say hello,as I just registered here on this forum.
I hope I haven't violated any of the rules.
The reason I'm adressing you is because of my (now old) computer (Compaq Presario 14XL242) that i wish to upgrade my computer to windows xp. In order to do that i need to update the BIOS.How do I do that?
Greetings, and welcome to TSG!!
Look on the manufacturer's Web site for the BIOS update. There should also be instructions on how to do so.
my dad's old laptop was recovered after long time, but, it asks for bios password and we cannot able to remember any.. My dad said he wasn't sure it was there in the first place. it shows SYSTEM DISABLED 07437 if we try to guess the password for 3times. can anyone provide right code for the bios..?
@AshwinRuffian? Enter: otrquj or toooa Regards, DP-K3 more replies
can someone unlock my bios hidden (advanced) features i need it i'm advanced user i need those tabsand all hidden functions unlockedbut if there's only hidden advanced and power tab and no more hidden settings send me the unlocked bios to flashModel:Hp Compaq CQ58Bios:InsydeH2O Setup Utility Rev 3.7 (after update)Bios Version:F.29tabsMain (shown)Advanced (Hidden)Security (shown)System Configuration (Shown, it have hidden features but the tab is shown)Power (Hidden)Exit (Shown)Please Unlock And send me to flash it!!!!!!!More replies
I can not use my pc .. I misspelled my bios password and now sends me an error code .. you poede give me an unlock code please. Error Code: 21501 first of all, Thanks
Try entering the following unlock code: ckhi1 more replies
Hi, cant enter bios setup, got error code: 56085878. Help please. Thanks
Enter the followng unlock code; 499832782 more replies
When I start the computer up it goes to bios screen. It will not let me continue by pressing f2. F1 takes me to help screen, but when I exit that it is right back to bios screen and f2 does nothing.
Mcdolemom, welcome to the forum. Based on the age of the computer, I suspect a failed power supply unit (PSU). Here is a guide to help you troubleshoot it. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.1 more replies
Hello sir,I have a problem in bios password. I tried to reset cmos by removing rtc battery. But i can't remove password. System disabled code is 09565.Thanks,MNK
When asked for password try nddo or vrckh4 more replies
After rebooting my system I now come to a screen to enter system password. Only thing is.. I never set this and there is no way around it.I have tried the take battery out reset CMOS trick that used to work in desktops to no avail. this is the message I get after too many password attempts. system disable key 92931076
Chick try. 23699078 Use that code to go into the BIOS.Disable all passwords that are enabled.If asked for the CURRENT password use that code.If asked for NEW password just hit enter.If asked to VERIFY password just hit enter.Save and exit. REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.8 more replies
Hello, I am attempting to access the BIOS on my HP Compaq Presario CQ62. It prompts me for a master BIOS password (which I do not know), and reports an error "System Disable. Key: 87231156"Other threads indicate that this is a common issue. May I please have my master BIOS password? And is there any other way to recover this? Thank you so much!Brandon
@Brandon_S1? Please enter 38199198 Regards.1 more replies
Need a bios password for a Compaq Presario CQ62-209WM System Disabled KEY: 5503579 Please Help.
@curtism49? Check the code you've posted - it should contain 8 digits. Regards, DP-K1 more replies
Sir,My compaq presario cq 60 i have forgot the bios password (Enter Administrator password ?). after 3 attempts i got a code 63186857 Please help me .
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I have an older compaq presario CQ62 that i'm trying to get running for my father. It will not load stating "Windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause" Status: 0xc000000f Info: the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. I have windows 7 on a bootable USB drive but it gives me the same error when trying to boot from the usb drive. when i try to enter bios to rearrange the boot order it's asking for a password and i have no idea what it is. It's giving me a code # 54391904 any way i can reset password or still boot from USB drive? thank you in advance
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Hi,I need my bios administrator password for a compaq presario cq57.I get system disabled error 61596522.Thanks.
Hello @kodoku Welcome to the HP Support forum. Please, try to enter this >> 74494504as a response code. This should let you enter BIOS, start your PC, unlock your BIOS and/or reset security settings. Let me know if this works for you1 more replies
Hello sir, I have a problem in bios password. I tried to reset cmos by removing rtc battery. But i can't remove password. System disabled code is 03218. Thanks,Moewin
Hi, Please try (lower cases) ebceyfd or mpf Regards.9 more replies
how to run the system bios in laptop Compaq Presario CQ57 with Windows 10?
ANAKONDA wrote:how to run the system bios in laptop Compaq Presario CQ57 with Windows 10?Hi, Sorry, what are you trying to do ? We don't run the system BIOS. And from your question, all I can say: Please don't touch to BIOS, this is the shortest way to brick your machine. Regards.1 more replies
I have a Compaq Presario 2200 model laptop.
I have an issue where every time by laptop batter discharges the time clock resets. I believe that this is realated to the bios battery. I have taken the laptop appart properly via guide provided on compaq website. This is the maintenance guide with all the spare part numbers listed. However, this laptop is out of warranty.
My problem is that I cannot locate the bios battery anywhere on the board. Could someone with some experience pleae review the diagram for this model and tell me where the battery is?
First of all.
Have you tried to calibrate the battery by BIOS? < This might help a lot of problems.
Have you updated your BIOS ?
Well, last week was going good until my computer decided to melt down. I reworked a Compaq Presario 4712 as a backup, but I can't figure out the bios setup sequence. Can someone please help me. I'm in the middle of backing my web site up, so I can move it to a secure server.
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Ok. Trying to fix a friend's computer, and seem to have run into a rather strange snag. Problem: The computer will not boot past the bios screen. Details: When you power on the computer, the compaq logo with intel inside shows up and has the <F1 Setup> and <F10 System Recovery> options listed as well. And this is about as far as the computer gets. After this the whole computer is just locked up, no buttons work on the keyboard no lights come on the keyboard ect ect. I've tried mashing on the F1 key as soon as I power on the computer and I can manage to get it to say *entering setup* but it still freezes after this point. I've already tried eliminating possible sources of problem, all expansion cards removed, HDD and Dvd Rom disconnected, single memory module (256mb ddr 2700), only power, vga, and keyboard connected. Ive also used the jumper on the motherboard to clear the cmos hoping that would solve the problem, to no avail. I've tried using a different stick of memory and different memory slot as well... Tried using both a ps2 and a usb keyboard... Ive even tried pulling out the jumper for the bios password protection (even though it didn't have a password on it, just trying anything I can think of). The installed bios version is 3.1, and that is about all I know about the computer at this point, other than what the website tells me of it. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/... Read more
Try clearing the CMOS again but this time remove the CMOS battery and hold the power button in for a few seconds. Then replace the battery and try booting up again. On the back of the pc is the PSU condition led green or flashing?10 more replies
how to reset my bios passwords hp v3000
Hi vikassingh, If you post the code that it gives you here, then I will try to help you. -erico9 more replies
I just reformatted a friends Compaq Presario 3000 laptop with win xp pro. Everything was working fine on it until I updated the bios. Now the computer starts to come on and then shuts down after about a second. I have tried draining all the power but get the same result. All ideas welcome. Thank you.
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Hi all,I have a Compaq Presario CQ61-310SV notebook that does not want to start ? the screen does not turn on and always remains blank. At startup, when I press power button:Lit only leds for Power, WiFi (orange color) and Touchpad;The fan turns on, but the screen remains blank;Caps Lock and Num Lock keys blink 2 times in a sequence;According to these data, I found that there was an error, indicating to failure of the BIOS. But, despite the fact that on the forum I found many of similar cases, no advice did not help me solve this error. So I decided to ask you for help, describing in detail what I tried hoping that you will point to my mistakes and help me to solve the problem.So:First of all, I tried to perform a hard reset by:Disconnecting the AC adapter, battery and all external peripheral devices;Pressing and holding down the power button for about 1 minute;Plugging the AC adapter back into the notebook;Trying to turn on the notebook;Also I removed the CMOS battery for a few minutes ? no result.Next, I tried to recovering the BIOS using key press combination «Win+B» hoping that my notebook has the emergency BIOS recovery feature enabled. But the notebook silently restarts automatically after few seconds after I released the power button. How I tried to do it?I turned off notebook and I unplugged AC adapter;I disconnected the battery and all external peripheral devices;I plugged AC adapter back into the notebook;Holding «Win+B» I pressed power button and I rel... Read more
I noticed that no one can/wants to try to help and I do not know why... If I did something wrong or you need more information about my problem ? please tell me about this and I certainly will update the post.9 more replies
I went to change the boot sequence to boot from my integrated DVD so I could reload my OS. After making the change I attempted to save the BIOS settings but the system locked up during the process. Now no boot, no screen, no effect when trying to get back into the BIOS. How do I (can I) clear the BIOS?
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I have a Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM and it won't boot.I tried to restore it, but I can't get into the bios to let it boot from CD.It says system disabled 67912930 after 3 failed attempts. Help!
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I was working on a customer's laptop, a Compaq CQ60, that refused to boot into windows and System Recovery disabled all recovery options except for Command Prompt.
On a hunch, after pressing Escape during BIOS boot, I selected HDD Test. The test ran and failed with "Replace Hard Drive." OK.. the laptop sat there for a few minutes and never did anything else, so I tried to get out of that screen. Nothing responded, so I just held the Power button to turn the computer off.
When I pressed Power again to turn the computer back on, the Power and Wireless LEDs comes on, the CD drive is accessed and then the HDD LED lights up for a second and goes out. The screen never comes up nor do the backlights.
I have tried hooking up an external monitor, but that never shows anything either.
I have tried taking the memory out, cleaning the contacts, putting them back in, swapping the modules around, booting with one or the other.... No effect.
I pulled the battery and the CMOS battery, unplugged AC and let it sit for a good half hour. I held the Power button for thirty seconds. Plugged the CMOS battery back in then the AC. Turned it on and still no go.
I cannot figure out WHAT could have happened!? Any other ideas? Thanks...
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hey i recently got a compaq presario v6000 from a friend and when i turned it on for the first time i noticed that it made 3 short beeping sounds which i found out that it doesnt have a bios image but anyway the power light a battery light flashes and then reboots but i cant see anything on the screen at all when its powered on. also the fans power on for at least 2 seconds then they turn off. i dont have a hard drive but i need to at least get to the bios so i can reinstall the os using usb drive.
any help would be great and aslo people have been telling me that my motherboard could be warped how would i fix this without buying a new one because i have no money at all for the laptop.
It looks like you may have Bad Ram: Compaq BIOS Beep Codes - BIOS Central.
Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code Compaq Presario SR5510F Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English) Or it could be the Video adapter on the motherboard. Try removing one stick of RAM and get to the Bios. You can also download the ISO image for Memtest in my signature burn the image to CD with IMGBurn also in my signature or USB and boot off of the disc and run the tests on each stick of RAM separately.
NOTE: THIS IS A COPY OF MY POST ON THE COMPAQ FORUM...getting desperate.
Hi, i bought a 6150b from a company auction. Everything worked perfect for the longest time. Then last week i went to go turn it on, and all it does is run the CPU fan for a couple seconds, flash the AC LED about 7 - 8 times, and while thats flashing the power and hard drive LED’s stay solidly lit. Then it completely turns off. This all lasts about 3 seconds at the most. That’s what happens when on battery power.
When on AC power, the same thing happens, except it continues doing the cycle over and over again until I unplug it.
I think it might have something to do with the LCD monitor, since it does not even show a slight flicker at all. No color change like it would from when turned off to a black back lit screen when turning on….simply nothing.
I opened her up (no warranty anyways) and checked all the connections for the keyboard, monitor, DVD drive etc....also reseated them as well, with no luck.
Pulled the both RAM modules and reseated them as well, nothing.
Pulled the battery as well, no change. Still cycles the same over and over again while on AC
There are no audible errors codes (real nice HP...), and im lost at this point.
Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.
I think instead of just pulling and replacing the CMOS battery you might purchase a new one and install it. Proceed from there. If you get a screen and it's still has a problem try a new PSU. Jazz
Hello all great website!
Compaq Presario 7000 series (model #7QSM11) using Windows ME, AMD 1332 mhz processor. My sister's computer. Hard drive was a 60GB, but it died. So I bought a new hard drive actually tried a 160GB first but thought the 137GB issue was the problem so now I am trying a 120GB western digital Caviar.
I found and successfully flashed the latest bios. (ROM date 3/28/02-786K2 Family). I checked the bios and it does see all 120GB. But when I goto partition it, I run into problems. Three methods tried: I tried to use Western Digitals included CD-ROM, even created the DOS boot floppy that they recommended on another system. Doesn't work keeps coming up with an error that something like A:\Auto???.exe not found. I checked the floppy that file is there?? Comes up whether I am booting from the floppy or from the CD-ROM.
So I tried fdisk from a Windows ME boot disk. Fdisk will only find/or report 24GB. I cleared the partition and tried using the Compaq restore disks but they came up with the same problem.
Am I right in thinking that this is a Windows ME issue?
Can you tell me how to fix this problem?
My computer is a Dell 8100, also running Windows ME but with a Intel P4, I installed a 200GB hard drive and had to flash the bios, and then I am not sure if it was Maxtor's DDO dynamic disk overlay or Intel's application accelerator, or the Flashed Bios, but Windows ME sees the whole hard drive.
I am so frustrated, I am not completely stupi... Read more
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Hello-have prev worked with Compaq tech support 3 sessions but still have same problem with video. Until recently, I could watch MSNBC video OK. Have never been able to watch CNN video. No new software has been added to computer recently. Now, when I click to see video on MSNBC, it acts like it's going to open, then get x in corner and says done in taskbar. Then screen comes up telling me to install free software and a link to windows media player 10. I do this, it loads as it should, and I try to install as normal. At end of installation, it gives me error message from Windows Media Technologies. It says"this version of WMT is incompatible with this version of windows. For more info view the info at the Microsoft website". Have tried this several times. Have gone thru several scenarios with compaq and tried many different remedies. Have tried to uninstall all WMP entirely and reinstall. Many restarts. Disc popup blocker, antivirus, firwall, defrag, run programs that compaq had me try. Same prob now. Have the 8 system recovery disc's from compaq if all else fails but don't want to do that if it can be corrected any other way.
I just got a used Compaq Presario V2000 laptop. It was working fine but it was running slow and there were some other problems so I formatted the drive and installed windows xp. Now, all of the hardware is unrecognized. The speakers arent found, the video card isnt found, the monitor, wifi internet, etc. Everything either isnt found or its generic so under monitor it just says "Video Monitor". Can anyone help me with this? I got it used so I dont have a recovery disk or anything. Here are the specs:
1.7 or so Ghz Amd Sempron 3100+
around 896mb of ram
128mb ATI RADEON video card (forget which one)
Altec Lansing speakers
Thats all I know from the top of my head. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could help me.
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i used to have win vista , move to win 7 ultimate , no audio anymore , can you help me?
[ Sonido DirectX ]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[ Controlador primario de sonido ]
Propiedades del dispositivo DirectSound:
Descripci?n del dispositivo Controlador primario de sonido
M?dulo del controlador
Buffers principales 0
Tama?o de muestra min/m?x de los buffers secundarios0 / 0 Hz
Formatos de sonido de los buffers principales Ninguno
Fomatos de sonido de los buffers secundarios Ninguno
Buffers de sonido (total/libres) 0 / 0
Buffers de sonido est?ticos (total/libres) 0 / 0
Buffers de sonido fluidos (total/libres) 0 / 0
Buffers de sonido 3D (total/libres) 0 / 0
Bufers de sonido 3D est?ticos (total/libres) 0 / 0
Buffers de sonido 3D fluidos (total/libres) 0 / 0
Funciones del dispositivo DirectSound:
Controlador certificado No
Dispositivo emulado No
Tama?o de muestra preciso No soportado
DirectSound3D No soportado
Creative EAX 1.0 No soportado
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I own a Compaq Presario F551AU laptop. It has been playing up so I used the HP system restore feature to restore it to factory settings. This meant that all data would be destroyed as the disk would be formatted as part of the process. Part of the process was to back up all other data which I did to a USB disk and it worked perfectly. The computer was then formatted and restored to factory and all works fine.
Now comes the problem.
When I use this to restore the back from the HP resotre utility is does not find the disk drive with the back up on it. Yet I can access the drive and find the back up files manually. Part of the back up file is an application which also sets the process as well. This also does not find the necessary files.HP say sorry no idea and of course windows back up does not recognise it.
Lots of important data on this. If anyone can help I would appreciate it very much.
Here's the problem:
Someone asked me to see if I could upgrade an early (old) Compaq Presario 5WV254 computer. The first thing I did was max out the RAM (768MB) using Crucial's 'certified' Compaq modules.
This dinosaur has a 40GB hard drive and an nVidia 8MB graphics card. I placed Windows XP Pro into the drive and proceeded to format the drive with NTFS. Everything went smoothly, and the machine rebooted after installing the drivers, etc.
Unfortunately, instead of continuing to proceed with the usual installation process, it starts the initial setup process over and over (I let this happen about 7 times) and will not complete the installation.
I've performed upgrades on lots of these older Compaq Presarios, but have never encountered this before.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how this issue can resolved?
Thanks in advance.
I bumped my laptop this morning on the mouse pad (the thing you run your finger on to move the mouse curser) pretty hard and my laptop shutdown, as I went to power it back on it wouldn't turn on. I can click the power button all I like nothing will start up. I took off the caseing above the RAM and hard-drive and made sure they didn't shimmy loose, after I made sure neither was loose I put the covers back on and I'm still having the same problem.
I have been having hard-drive problems latley and have to replace the hard-drive but thats beside the point.(Laptop only works in safe mode with networking). I have someone who wants to buy it with the current hard-drive problem due to the great price I offered. But I am ensured that theire not going to buy it if the damn thing wont power on.
The power cord and battery work just fine. (Was working good last night) Could somthing be loose? I have read tons of articles on this matter and nothing I saw applies to me. Would this have somthing to do with the CPU and Motherboard parts getting loose enough so it cannot recive power? Or is this one of them problems when I have to either take the whole damn thing apart and sauder stuff or what? Any imput will be greatly apreciated.
You need to disassemble the case to get to the MousePad unit... remove, adjust, and replace it, then remove or disable the current touchpad drivers, and reinstall them from a Presariou download...
It there is any permanent damage, you will see it, but usually it is an adjustment of components.
I have a Compaq Presario 1400 notebook model 14XL355 (celeron 667). It came with 64 MB of RAM (integrated). I have just bought an additional 128 MB of RAM (branch infineon, model hys64v16220gdl-7.5-c2), but when I connected it, my laptop did recognize only 64MB. That is, now my laptop says I have 128 MB when I am supposed to have 192MB.
Any idea about what's happening?
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My Compaq Presario 2100 boot up to this:
PreBoot Execution Evnironment
PXE_E61 Media Test Failure. Check cable.
Then tries to reboot again.
Then I use the QuickRecover CDs that comes with my laptop. I get this:
Exception 0E ErrorCode=0004
CauseWay Error 09 Unrecoverable exception.
The CD eject.
Then I try to boot from the MS OS CD.
I managed to get into the recover mode and get a c:\
I tried chkdsk, fdsk, but got invalid drive.
Looks like my harddrive is gone.
I want to get a bigger drive 40GB from the same manufacturer(Toshiba), will it be compatible with the BIOS, etc?
I tried to manually pull out the harddrive from under the front of the keyboard. But I don;t want to break anything in so doing. Any ideas?
Any suggestions is much appreciated.
As I ahve been working with computers my whole life you must be one person that might not know a lot. I am not calling you a liar or anything but I do not believe that your hard drive is under the keyboard as HP owns compaq and I ahve not seen an HP note book that has a Hard Drive under the Key Board. I believe your hard drive is under tha lab top or at the front. Mind it being you will have to take some screws out and go hunting.
On anoter note if your Hard Drive was fried yur lap top would not even reconize it. There for Ibeleieve it is a windows installaion problem I think yiou said you are using Win XP. If you are do a full format of your Note Book and try to reload the boot disks. If the boot disks dont work the just load windws as your boot disks might have a problem or are corrupted with scratches mis use etc.
Need any more help IM me.
I have a Compaq Presario SR1650NX that is probably about 3 years old. It locks up during start up on the Windows Microsoft XP screen. I don't even know where to start to fix it or figure out what's wrong. Any suggestions?
Can you start the machine in Safe Mode?
This is accessed by tapping the F8 key during startup (you'll probably need to do this about once every two-to-three seconds from the time you turn the machine on - shouldn't take more than 20-30 seconds to reach the menu), and selecting Safe Mode from the menu that appears.
My Compaq Presario X1000 has a problem that i find impossible to fix. What happens is that when I turn on the pc, it doesnt respond and just stays blank even though all the lights are on. When i learnt about the pressing the top of the f6 button while turning it on, it works. But during using the pc, it would somehow flicker and turn black again. Is there any way to permanently solve this problem?
It sounds like you have a hardware problem. Maybe a power short. Maybe a bad power cable or connector. Maybe a bad motherboard. The possiblities are nearly endless.
If you feel that you are not skilled enough with notebook hardware, consider taking it to professional. Often they will diagnose for free or little money.
When starting this pc it will load the BIOS but is then unable to load the Win XP software. It gives a message stating that it is unable to find the system software telling me to initiate the repair process.
By pressing the 'r' key a restart of the pc is initiated causing the pc to reboot. Sometimes the boot process will find the systems software and other time I will need to press either the F1 key to go into the BIOS setup and the exit or press the F8 key to go into safe mode startup to cause the pc to find the system software and thus start up.
This pc has all of the latest updates from Microsoft loaded onto it. The XP version is 2002 and with service pack 2 installed.
I have run the PC-Doctor software installed on the pc which tells me that there are no problems with the hard disk. That being case, is the problem with the operating system? If so how might I obtain the repair disk the BIOS is asking for?
Any help would be appreciated!
Your pc should have came with a XP Installation Disk. All you do is insert the CD in the CD Tray and reboot. When it ask to press any button to boot from CD, press any button and the CD will start to load files. Once that is complete (usually 2-5 minutes) press ENTER the press R to repair Operating System1 more replies
I have Compaq Presario C784TU laptop with windows 7 updated on it.
Recently while watchng a movie,the audio suddenly started giving problems.
i updated my audio driver in the device manager and it installed Conexant High Definition Audio Driver 221. After installing that,my audio completely stopped working.
Also,that my headphones are working but only the speakers have stopped working.
I have checked all the settings and also i dont think there is any problem with the hardware.
Could any one please help me with this.
I would suggest you to run Windows Audio Playback Diagnose and Repair from the below MS FIX-IT: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/AudioPlayback/
If the issue still persists, then go to control panel/sound/speakers/properties/advanced/restore defaults.
If nothing works, I suggest that you uninstall and reinstall the drivers for your Audio device. This will reset all Audio Components.
Kindly revert and let us know if that fixes your issue.
I recently wanted to install a program which told me i halfway through the installer that i had to have SP3 to run it.
So i googled sp3, went to the microsoft website and downloaded it.
My pc started to do the loop reboot thing thats assicoiated with amd processors..of course i didnt read up on this before i installed it.
So i researched how to fix this problem and came up with alot of different solutions.
I went to go get the xp disk. Inserted it in the drive and pressed F10 upon startup which launched the system recovery thing for compaq. I clicked recover or whatever and it started to do its thing, next thing i know its reinstalled xp...
So im thinking its wiped everything and installed a fresh version of XP which is not the case.
It still shows the programs in the program list but i cant use them and when i look at the C: drive capacity, there is still the same amount taken up and a little bit more, as i had previously before the crash.
Ive kinda worked out that its installed itself over the top of my older xp? but i dont know how to get this back
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I purchased a Compaq presario V3617LA laptop a couple of months ago which is running Windows Vista. Here is the problem I have been having:
It frequently freezes for several seconds and then shuts off. This seems to happen when it is attempting to load a web site with many images, though it often happens when only one or two applications are open as well. It is as if only a few MB of the 1024 MB are functioning.
I have run the hard drive diagnostic test, memory test, and did a system reinstallation as well with no success.
That is my main problem. Another minor question... how does one disable the function where touching the touch pad is equivalent to a left mouse click?
Thanks so much for any assistance.
I have a machine here that was working fine up till 2 days ago. And now it won't boot up. There is no POST, the monitors LED cycyles (indicating it is connected to the tower and in power save mode), and no beep codes. The LED's on the front of the tower are lit (both power and HD) and the power supply fan runs but that is it. The HD does not spin nor does the CD drives eject buttion fuction (indicating no power). The whole unit acts as though it is in sleep mode.
I am gussing the power supply failed, anyone else have any experence to the contrary or have other ideas?
Oh I also tried wiping the CMOS but to no avail. Any help with this is appreaced.
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Hi guys my laptop is giving me startup problems when i press the power button the processor light flicks and the fan runs but only for a few seconds, shuts down and starts again on its on. It does that several times before it finally loads win XP.What could be wrong and what can i do?And it sometimes shows blue screen when im working and reboots.
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The sound on my 3-month old Compaq Presario SR5510F is not functioning at all. I cannot hear the sound on webcasts. There is no sound on clips on the internet, including videos. I cannot hear any music playback ;and now, I cannot hear persons that I chat with on the Skype, though they hear me when I speak.
I took the computer to the Geek Squad today at BEST BUY. They tested it with their accessories and told me all was fine. I bought a new headset and external speakers. When I returned home and connected these, together with my DELL monitor, to the computer, there again was no sound.
It is very frustrating not having the sound as I do conferencing on Skype and Go To Meeting quite frequently. I have one on Monday morning. I need and will appreciate your help for solution.
Have you tried reinstalling the drivers for your soundcard?
To do so you must first uninstall the current drivers by starting a run dialog (Either Start > Run or by holding down the windows key and pressing "R") and typing in:
You find your sound card/audio device, right click, go to properties, and under the driver tab select "uninstall."
Then download and install the correct driver:
if that doesn't work, try this one:
To find other drivers for your system and more support go to:
I have a Compaq Presario that lacks a Ethernet cable link. It only has phone line links, but no Ethernet cable link. The network connection I use requires my Adapter to be able to connect with an Ethernet cable, but my desktop for the Presario doesn't have one.
Question: Is there any kind of cable that has the Ethernet on one side, and a Phone Line cable at the other side that I am able to purchase? Or is there any kind of link cable of some sort that could help my ethernet cable connect to this computer that does not have an Ethernet cable link? Thank you if helped.>.<
If you have a USB port, you can buy a USB to ethernet adapter for about 10 dollars.
I have a Compaq Presario V5000 that won't power up. The fan powers up for just a half second and then shuts down again, but the power light stays on. There is NO post or boot. No screen. It did this intermittently at first but is now permanent. I've done all the power options - no battery, etc. This seems to be a common problem with HP/Compaq laptops. Is it worth replacing the motherboard or should I just scrap it?
I have a Compaq Presario SR1879UK and when I pressed the start button on the tower the PC did not come on but the light surrounding the start button flashed continuously. I tried to press the button in to turn it off but nothing happened and the light kept flashing. Eventually I turned the power off at the wall. When I turned it back on the same thing happened. However, when I tried after about an hour turned off at the wall the PC came on as normal. It has done this several times variously coming on and not. Now it will not come on at all and the start button light keeps flashing.
Would be grateful for some help.
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hi guys i am new to this forum and i am not very familiar with hardware part so i
am having a compaq presario b1011 notebook and the dvd rom drive automatically ejects out of the system whenever i switch on the system and if i close it again it automatically ejects and i have done a firmware upgrade too downloaded from the hp website still the problem remains can u kindly guide me with this problem
Does the drive in fact refuse to stay closed at all when the machine is powered on?
I got a Compaq Presario 1800 as a hand-me-down from my friend. It has a sound problem: no sound from the laptop speakers can be heard. The headphone jack is messed up, and the O shaped plate that goes on the plug is missing. But, if I plug in headphones and point the headphone plug up, sound can be heard from the headphones. Is there any way to fix the laptop speakers?
Recently my Presario 2100 keyboard gives me a problem: the G key won't work anymore, but pressing H or ' or the up arrow will also trigger the G key, it can only be stopped by pressing another key:
I did take out the keyboard and spray it with compressed air (in a bike workshop), and it is still the same.
It there any way to solve this problem, without having to pay for a new one?
Thanks for any advice.
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
hi hook it up to an external monitor does it show correctly on the external monitor?1 more replies
I have winME installed on Compaq Presario 5000 with 700mhz celeron 64mb ram 15 gig drive with a DVD and CDRW.
The computer recognizes the DVD which works great but the CDRW is not recognized at all in control panel. The light on the CDRW blinks once on boot up. I took cover off and reseated all connections which are tight.
If I run compaq diagnostics, the computer locks up. If I add new hardware it never finds the CDRW drive.
I went to compaq help site online and ran a diagnostic there which worked without locking up. However the CDRW is not found on list of hardware.
I cannot figure out how to check bios to see if it is configured wrong.. BTW, I have an extra Creative Blaster CDRW(new) that could be installed, but since this compaq is new I hate to replace something in it without making sure it is broken. Also, I dont want to send my new computer off to a service center if I can fix it.
Any ideas on what I can do?
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I have the following problem with my XP Home SP2 Compaq F762AU laptop.
Sometimes after shutting down the laptop refuses to turn on when I hit the power key. Dead. It's only when I hit the power key together with the Fn key it would power up. This is a combo I accidentally found while grappling to turn it on yesterday, and it happened again just minutes ago. Sure enough hitting the Fn and power keys together at the same time turns it on. Like I said this doesn't happen all the time when I shut down and turn it back on, only sometimes, but it's bugging me.
I realise it may not be too big an issue but it bothers me nonetheless - who knows it could get worse (say, refusing to turn on at all).
Anybody ever experienced this?
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I have a Compaq Presario 1685 notebook, and its TFT display has clouded up on me till its all white and nothing is visible on the desktop.
An external monitor works fine on the system (which kinda eliminates the video card) but I beleive something might be up with the screen itself.
The problem occurred previously, and I solved it when I noticed that applying delicate pressur to certain spots behind the screen, cause the display to return as normal..
This doesn't work anymore though.
Another thing is.. when the computer is off for a long time (about a day) it takes longer for the screen to get cloudy white. For example.. the system would boot normally, the red COMPAQ logo would appear, followed by the initialization screens, and the Windows 98 startup screen.. then the desktop would appear.. and a couple minutes after, it would turn white.. boom..
If anyone has any ideas on this.. I"d love to hear 'em... THANX!
It sounds like the laptop display is shot. Contact Compaq to see how much it will cost to replace it.
first please take a look at this video on the youtube which i took to show the problem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaXr3y5c9? if u cant the access youtube then there is a picture of the laptop http://i54.tinypic.com/o5s082.jpg
anyone know how to fix it??? it was working untill i restarted the system and i have tried reinstalling the copy of windows 7 and bt no luck stilll bt it works fyn on the external screen if i connect it through the VGA port.... Bt the screen resolution stays 1024 x 768 cant change it to higher version at all..... Please some1 help me................... Laptop is Compaq Presario v3239tu model........
cant see the bios screen at all to get into that
i reinstalled the copy of windows 7 through the external screeen
The YouTube video is corrupt... It doesn't look like the HP support has a Windows 7 video driver for your model laptop. Did the laptop originally come with Vista installed or XP? If you have a Nvidia video chip, you might find a better driver there at the Nvidia support website
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
Hopefully I posted in the right section. But anyways I will be as detailed as possible. Currently I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 115dx running Wins7 out of factory. One day I was using my computer perfectly fine, everything normal and running great. I decide to close the lid to put it to sleep.
I come back later to find that it didn't actually sleep and was just stuck there. This has happened before and I would just turn off the computer and it would be fine. But recently I did and it is now stuck at bootup. The caps locks blinks 1 time, which corresponds to CPU not functioning I believe. I reseated harddrive and ram, didn't do much.
Then randomly as I am trying to get it to boot by turning it on and off, waited a few and it booted up normally. Perfect. Then I decided to shut it down instead of putting it to sleep just to find later when trying to get on, its back to the problem.
Any help would be appreciated on how to prevent this without any major repair work.
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I have a Compaq Presario V5000 that won't power up. The fan powers up for just a half second and then shuts down again, but the power light stays on. There is NO post or boot. No screen. It did this intermittently at first but is now permanent. I've done all the power options - no battery, etc. This seems to be a common problem with HP/Compaq laptops. I replaced the CPU to no effect. Is it worth replacing the motherboard or should I just scrap it?
After purchasing (1) 128 MB SDRAM, PC133 RAM stick for my old Compaq Presario, Model 5822, with a Pentium II processor, 550 MHZ, I realized that the "Computer Wiz" sales kid at the Best Buy didn't know what the heck he was talking about.
After a search here, (what I should have done before buying) I checked the following sites that were recomended by the TG members:
Apparently, I should have bought 1(or 2) PC100, SDRAM RAM stick(s). However, I still have a few questions that I hope someone will answer:
1) Memory.com & Crucial.com say that the maximum memory for this computer is 256 MB, while Kingston.com says that the maximum possible is 512 MB. The computer has two RAM Slots (64 MB & a 32 MB). Who is right?
2) On the package of the new, ill purchased, 128 MB PC 133, it shows also 16x64. What does this mean? Should I watch out for these numbers during my next trip to BEST BUY?
3) Whats the deal with DDRAM, SDRAM, RAM, .....Which one is right for my computer?
PS. In case anybody is wondering, I put in the 128 MB RAM along with the existing 64 MB RAM. The Computer displayed (counted) the RAM up in the top corner (white characters on a black sc... Read more
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I have a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop, about 4 years old, and it fails to start up 100% of the time. Successful start ups happen now around 40% of the time. Typically it starts up with the Compaq logo at the beginning and either stops there or goes blank to the cursor at the top left corner. I've tried to open it on safe mode when it doesn't start up properly, but to no avail or I forcefully shut down the computer until it starts up. Is there a way to ensure that it does start up, because I have gone through dry spells for weeks before I have a successful start up?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm not so savvy on the computer lingo so relatively simple explanations are greatly appreciated as well!
We bought two Compaq lap tops for our kids at the same time. One has never really held a charge very long on the battery. Battery went completly dead, will not even start with the power cord that still works. Is there an intrenal battery that needs changed?
Did you try removing the battery, yet keeping the adapter plugged in and booting? There is no internal battery - but if the laptop won't start with just the cord, then typically it's a larger hardware issue (motherboard, bad component, etc.)
I've just bought a Compaq Presario v6000 with vista - the Wifi connection to my DLINK router if giving me intermittent problems.
The link to the router seems to remain up but i lose my connectivity to the internet. This can happen if I leave the unit idle for a few mins or I hibernate/sleep the unit. The only way I'm able to the re-connect is to shut down and restart the Laptop.
Has anyone seen this before?
See other posts in this forum - seems there is a known hardware problem with the laptops and wireless networks. I am having the same issues with mine. Only mine is out of warranty and dont really want to send it away for repairs.2 more replies
Customer's Presario was attempting to load into XP home and stopped at screen with mouse pointer that didn't move when mouse was moved. Booted into safe mode. Same thing. Booted to recovery partition. More or less same thing. Finally convinced Compaq tech support to send the recovery cds. It recreated the restore partition and then, IIRC, stalled at the same place when it tried to restore the Windows partition. Finally, I tried to install windows 98, and it stalled out during registry creation.
Somewhere along the line, I started to suspect a hardware issue. :-/
I've checked both the RAM and hard drive and they're clean. A friend has suggested that it might be the mouse's PS2 port and to try turning it off in BIOS and use an USB mouse. I haven't tried that yet - I'm working on another computer.
Does anybody have any other suggestions, or should I start shopping around for a new mobo if that doesn't work?
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I have a Presario 1500 notebook for more than ten years now but after my last format it is impossible to watch smooth streaming video (YouTube for example).
I did what I do every time, I used the original system recovery cd's, the original Windows XP OS cd and of course I downloaded the usual drivers (chipset, sound, video-graphics) but the problem persists. Furthermore, after a while the computer crashes in an ATIfailure kind of type.
I tried various sites with drivers but nothings seems to work.
The exact error would be helpful. However, if your description is semi accurate, it sounds like the laptop has an ATI video chipset and the error would indicate an ATI video driver crash.
It's generally recommended to only use the drivers supplied by the laptop manufacturer. So try updating/reinstalling the video drivers and use the drivers from Compaq (even though they are likely old).
Having said that, you can try getting drivers directly from the video chipset manufacturer. But drivers directly from the chipset manufacturer don't always work.
The symptoms of this problem are so specific. I hope someone recognizes them.
My computer will not finish booting normally. The screen will either remain totally blank or else it will begin booting only to go blank or sometimes some small section of the screen will be repeated all over it. The boot up process always fails in one of four places:
1) The screen will remain totally blank on power up.
2) The COMPAQ logo will appear for 2 or so seconds then it will fail.
3) The COMPAQ logo will come and go, then the cursor blinks in the upper-left corner for a few seconds, and then it will fail.
4) Windows will start loading and "Microsoft Corporation" will appear on the screen for about 1/2 seconds, then it fails.
On all occasions, the fans and LEDs will turn on, and the HD and DVD make noises.
This is the part I hope will be a huge clue to some of you out there. If anything appears on the screen during two consecutive attempts to turn the computer on, then it will always successfully finish booting on the latter attempt. It will never finish booting unless this happens.
What is strange is that it seems to know whether something appeared on the screen during the previous attempt, because during the one immediately after that, the screen almost always remains totally blank. So at most something will show on the screen only every other time I turn the computer on.
It usually takes a large number of tries before something will appear on the screen during two consecutiv... Read more
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Hey Guys, Problem number 50000 has occured lol
Trying to boot up my Compaq Presario V6000 after not using it for a while
It'll start up for a while then just cut off...
Next time it comes up blue screen with this on it
***STOP: 0x00000005c (0x0000010B,0x00000003,0x00000000,0x0000000)
What on earth does this mean?
How can i fix this?
I've tried rebooting to factory still problems occuring?
Any ideas guys?
1st thing I would try is to re-seat the RAM, pull it out blow it off and put it back in...(make sure there all the way in)
if you get in windows, go to C:/windows/minidumps, copy them here, maybe someone with more experience can look at them for you...
Hi i have a compaq presario r4000 had it about a year now and every time i turn him on the dvd rom drive makes a cracking sound and does not play anymore dvds or cds
it is a hp GCC-4244N
Any body got anyideas on how to fix it
THe noise it makes is the same as an old fashioned harddrive
and if i put a cd or dvd in it does not regonise it
I recently turned on my laptop and the screen was black. After a while when it booted up, the screen came on as normal and then flashed out about 10 seconds later. I can shine a torch on to the screen when it boots up and see windows and everything but it's obviously too dark to use. I replaced inverter and lcd panel but the problem remains...
How should I go about fixing this?
When I insert an SD card into the reader, the computer will recognize it but I can not open it or move things onto it. If I go into My Computer it shows the card as being there, but when I double click on it nothing happens. Any advice?
Try it in another device to see if it can read or store there... Flash memory cards have a very bad failure rate.
You might also try reformatting the card.
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
I have a presario 700 it shuts down after a couple of minutes. I tried just booting to BIOS and same thing happens. It's probably a heat issue but is there anyone with a suggestion to remedy the situation?
Fan works but it is mostly on high. The BIOS stinks doesn't have much to choose from and temp is not an option. I am going to try the dusting hopefully that will be a quick fix. thanks for the response.
Hi guys, I have a unique problem. After my laptop HP Compaq CQ50 comes out of hibernation or standby the sound no longer functions properly. I get no sound at all. A quick reboot fixes the problem but it would be nice if I could get it to work after coming out of hibernation. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Hi M51.If you're using Vista it's a known issue and there is an update (937077) that addresses that here.If it doesn't work, or you already have it, or you do not have Vista, let us know.Well actually, let us know anyway.6 more replies
I have a 2009 compaq presario. Recently I turned it on and saw nothing but a white screen with some vertical streaks of different colors so I turned it off. A few hours later I turned it on again and saw the standard black and white screen with text saying that the computer was improperly shut down and asked if I wanted to start in safe mode. But my keyboard strokes had no effect, and the highlighted option did not change when I pressed the up and down arrows, nor did the screen change when I pressed enter. But I waited a few minutes and eventually got the login screen for windows vista, showing my icon and the guest icon. Again, nothing on the screen changed when I pressed enter or attempted to move the cursor with the mouse. Then a minute later the screen slowly started to fade to white, with the colored vertical streaks as described earlier. Soon the white and the streaks filled the whole screen. A few minutes later though the login screen suddenly appeared again, but it was still unresponsive and again slowly faded to white.
I believe that the operating system itself is probably in good order, and it is probably responding to all of my keystrokes, but that it's the video signal or the monitor that is failing. I would like to determine which it is. Do I have a faulty monitor, or is the problem with the video card? Or with something else?
Secondly, if it is a simple hardware problem, I have a 2nd laptop of the same model. How difficult would it be to swap out needed ... Read more
If the 2nd laptop is exactly the same model you can put the hard drive from the problem laptop into the other laptop and, if there is no problem with that hard drive, it should boot into Windows.
See how that goes and let us know. What model Compaq laptop are they ?