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[SOLVED] Compaq Presario 4712 bios setup

Q: [SOLVED] Compaq Presario 4712 bios setup

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.

A: [SOLVED] Compaq Presario 4712 bios setup

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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.)

A:Solved: BIOS for Compaq Presario 5340

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Can anyone tell me how to get to the BIOS

A:{Solved} accessing BIOS on a compaq presario

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ50 laptop. It completely stopped working a while ago, and when I tried to reboot it using the CD I had issues, and gave up on the laptop for months. I am now trying to make it work again, and unfortunately I do not remember the specifics as to what exactly I did the first time around.

However, when I try to start it, it tries to boot XP and then flashes to a blue screen, where it says "Setup is being restarted." Soon after, I am shown a message saying "Please instert the Compact Disk labeled 'Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 CD' into your CD-ROM drive.

I have my one and only Windows XP cd already in, and after clicking Ok am told "The file 'asms' on Windows XP Professional Sercie Pack 3 CD is needed."

Can someone please help me?

A:Compaq Presario Win XP Setup Issues

Clean the disk (carefully).

Try another disk if you can borrow one.

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I scanned most of the site for answers but didn't find what i wanted to know so I'm here to ask what I should do to to maintain my computer as extensively as possible, I'm not new to computers but I don't know about the more advanced things like symbols and such, I just want to take care of my laptop, any instructions and especially a to-do list would help greatly. Perhaps a site that explains what I want to know exists, and one for how to use the command prompt feature?

A:Setup And Maintenance For A Compaq Presario V5000

Hi krillanr,I don't know if this is exactly what you want, but the following page contains links for manuals about your computer (e.g., meaning of symbols etched onto the case/keys of your laptop)."Compaq Presario V5101US Notebook PC: Manuals":;lang=en&That page contains links for several manuals, including: "Compaq Presario V5000 Notebook PC - User Guide" and "Compaq Presario V5000 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide".----------------------------------------------------------------------------------For the Command Window:"The Windows XP Command Line, Batch Files, and Scripting":"Command-line reference A-Z":

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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!

A:Compaq Presario Bios

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!

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hi folks, need help fast,

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

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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!

A:Compaq Presario 233MHz PII BIOS

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.

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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.
Thank You..

A:How to Access bios on Compaq presario

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

A:Compaq Presario C700 bios password?

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

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Hello! 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, 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

A:Why BIOS does not recognize new HDD in Compaq Presario Computer?

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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..?

A:Compaq Presario V3000 Bios password

@AshwinRuffian? Enter:      otrquj                      or                  toooa Regards, DP-K

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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 [01130], if somebody can help me i will be happy! thanks to much! 


Hi, Enter    yhtiwp                   or              ehejsej Regards, DP-K

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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.

A:(Resolved) Bios Help Compaq Presario 5304

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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!!!!!!!

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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?

Thank you


A:Compaq presario 14XL242 Bios update

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.


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System error says 53607277 please help

A:compaq presario cq62 bios password

@robwall? Enter   42765879

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Can I know the BIOS Password for the laptop HP Compaq Presario C506TUIts shows the message as "System Disabled [13674]"

A:Need Bios Password for HP Compaq Presario C506TU

@Ponkanagaraj? Enter     zulquvm                       or                   cxgqu Regards, DP-K

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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 graciasDiego  

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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?


A:Presario 2200 Compaq - CMOS/BIOS battery?

First of all.

Have you tried to calibrate the battery by BIOS? < This might help a lot of problems.


Have you updated your BIOS ?

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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.

A:compaq Presario s5200nx won't go past bios screen

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.

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Forgt the bios password to my presario CQ56 LAPTOP the errcode is 59091082 please help

A:forgot bios password's compaq presario CQ56

@n8kdg Please enter     46999004 Regards

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how to run the system bios in laptop Compaq Presario CQ57 with Windows 10?

A:how to run the system bios in laptop Compaq Presario CQ57 wi...

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.

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Need a bios password for a Compaq Presario CQ62-209WM System Disabled KEY: 5503579 Please Help. 

A:Need a bios password for a Compaq Presario CQ62-209WM

@curtism49? Check the code you've posted - it should contain 8 digits. Regards, DP-K

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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

A:Master BIOS password - Compaq Presario CQ62

@Brandon_S1? Please enter    38199198 Regards.

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Hi, cant enter bios setup, got error code: 56085878. Help please. Thanks

A:compaq presario CQ57 needs BIos administrator password

Enter the followng unlock code; 49983278

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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  

A:Re: Compaq Presario v3000 BIOS Password Reset

Try entering the following unlock code: ckhi

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Hello sir, I have a problem in bios password. I tried to reset cmos by removing rtc battery. But i can't remove password. System disabled code is 03218. Thanks,Moewin

A:Compaq Presario v3000 BIOS Password Reset

Hi, Please try (lower cases)    ebceyfd   or mpf Regards.

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Hi,I need my bios administrator password for a compaq presario cq57.I get system disabled error 61596522.Thanks.

A:compaq presario CQ57 needs BIos administrator password

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 you

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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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A:Compaq Presario CQ60 - How to reset the bios password?

Hi Enter: 72884299

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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

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A:Compaq Presario CQ61 BIOS Password Unlock

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.

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Hello sir,I have a problem in bios password. I tried to reset cmos by removing rtc battery. But i can't remove password. System disabled code is 09565.Thanks,MNK

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A:Compaq Presario v3000 BIOS Password Reset

When asked for password try nddo or vrckh

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Says system disabled after 3 attempts at administrator password. Code is 63494577 please help!

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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

A:forgot compaq presario CQ62 BIOS password

 Hi, Enter: 41099320

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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. Read more

A:Computer will not boot past bios screen, Compaq Presario SR...

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?

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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?

A:Compaq Presario X1000 (DK454AV) BIOS corrupted – no boot

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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

A:Compaq Presario CQ61-310SV: BIOS corruption failure

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.

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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.

A:Compaq Presario 3000 wont boot after bios update

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how to reset my bios passwords hp v3000

A:Re: Compaq Presario v3000 (V3230AU) BIOS Password Reset

Hi vikassingh, If you post the code that it gives you here,  then I will try to help you. -erico

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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&#8482; Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1525 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102547 MB, Free - 89975 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30D9, 83.21, CND80437PP
Antivirus: None

If any more info is needed let me know!!!

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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.

A:compaq presario v6000 wont display bios and screen is black

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.

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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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A:Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM bios password system disabled

Try >> 78670316

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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...

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 black screen no BIOS boot after HDD test

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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 LEDs stay solidly lit. Then it completely turns off. This all lasts about 3 seconds at the most. Thats 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.

A:Compaq Presario 6150b wont boot - no BIOS screen - powers on and off repeatedly

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

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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

A:Compaq Presario - Installed a new hard drive 120GB; Bios sees all of it but Fdisk

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everytime I think "I've seen it all", I haven't. This older Turion-based Presario V2000 series was working fine... Last night it was ok - I could get into setup, had OS loaded, was looking for the right graphics driver, finally went to sleep and turned off the unit. Came in this morning, turned it on, and it goes immediately to LAN-boot PXE 2.0 "media test failure" and cannot get it out of that loop. Hit F10 [compaq's setup key] - ignored. F2... F12, pulled battery, drained caps, tried again, pulled HD, nothing.
won't boot CD/DVD, or anything else.

anyone seen this? I see tons of threads on the issue but they all end with "go to bios and change......". I can't.

A:Older Presario V2410 cannot get BIOS/Setup - PXE 2.0 loop

You have done everything I would do.
You know you need to reset the BIOS to defaults to get the setting off of "Boot PXE (Network)".

You may need to pull it apart and remove the 3v battery from the motherboard to do this.

Some units have a reset button of sorts on the motherboard, some do not. Some have a small hole through the bottom of the case that you can use a bent paperclip to reach through and hit the button.

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I have a HP compaq dx 2400 microtower with Win 7 ultimate on it.
Everytime I apply power to the machine it turns on. I want it true on only when the power
button is pushed.
I push the F10 key to get into bios setup as shown in the HP boot up menu. When I do that
I do not get into Bios. I get a windows 7 menu that shows some kind of boot edit.

How do I get into HP bios to make power startup changes?
Thank you,

A:Getting into HP compaq Bios Setup

Everytime I apply power to the machine it turns onClick to expand...

If you mean when you plug in the system it pw ON, that is either a pw supply failure or a mb failure OR [very] remote chance of a failed switch/wiring. Usually the switch does not fail however anything can break. To test, swap in a known good pw supply. Given the age of that system, it is not worth putting much money into repairing. If the pw supply fixes the problem, great. If not, it [your system] is not worth installing a new mb. With big box systems, you either purchase the board from the mfg [prohibitively expensive] OR you attempt to install a standard board into the hp case; sometimes that works and sometimes it does not. Big box systems are proprietary ie the case, board, etc are made to HPs specs NOT industry standard specs. In addition, if you install a different mb, you need a new copy of windows, you cannot use the oem version of windows.

One other item, win7 ultimate did not come on this system. It came with vista. How did win7 ultimate get installed?

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My notebook is locked because of a password on the bios. I just forgot my password, and I'm desperate.When I turn on the notebook, the following message appears: P0: HGST HTD5450 - Enter User Password.I try the 3 times, and appears: HDD is LOCKED!The notebook then restarts, and now the message that appears is: ENTER PASSWORD.I put the wrong password three times, and after the third time, is caught in the message: INVALID PASSWORD. Nothing more. I can not use all, or type. Only restarting.* Have I removed the lithium battery, and left for three days without .. no result* I have also removed the notebook battery (left without both) and also uneventfully.Please help me

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Hi Guys,

I Have a Compaq Presario SR1000 and I ended up getting a virus on the machine. Now I cant boot in to windows or safemode, but I know the harddrive is partitioned.

I dont have the manual or boot disks for the computer anymore, does anyone know the command for these machines to access the partion?

any help would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Compaq Presario

The manual doesn't say .. But I'd try the F10 key at Bootup.

You can also Email HP support and see if they know ...
... and If you can still get the recovery CDs ..
[email protected]

Does this computer have a sticker on the side .. or somewhere ....
That tells the M$ product code for the operating system installed ???

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This is a mess I hope someone can help me clean up!

PC with problem is a compaq presario Intel Celeron 500/66mz, windows98SE. CD-RW should be E: drive DVD should be F: drive
Was told the DVD drive was shot. (I'm coming in on the tail end of this problem) so it was replaced &tested. Customer called & said that the tech took the wrong CD out & he left the old burner in. He removed old dvd & replaced it with the old cd-rw. Customer calls and says that the cd-rw no longer works. So I have the PC back in the shop again.

Neither drive appears to work although the power works fine on both--open & closing drawer. At one time the cd-r did recognize a disk...but only once & when I took out the disk to try another, it wouldn't read it again. The DVD doesn't even have a drive letter now.

ide cable to mobo is f drive first. e drive last. power supply is p2 f drive, p3 e drive. both appear to be pinned as slave drives. do not see anything in compaq setup to modify the cd settings.

A:Solved: cd-rw & dvd in compaq presario win98

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so my compaq presario cq62 is not turning on
it is not turning on since te socket for charger is broken and its one of those
laptops where it cant run on battery alone.
any solutions short of taking it in and paying money?
i have some spare desktop computer case could i use those?
if i could what equipment and how would i do it?

A:Solved: compaq presario no power

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Hi. I have a problem with a Compaq Presario running XP Home. I took the CD player out and cleaned out broken pieces of a CD that was destroyed in it. I got it cleaned out, put back together and now the pc won't boot up. I don't know what went wrong. Cleaning the CD player was quite easy and went back together okay. I hooked all of the wires up the way they were.
On the front of this computer, there are two lights. One on the left which is green, and one on the right which is orange. Normally, when the power button is pushed, the green light comes on first, then the orange light comes on during the loading process. You can see the boot process on the monitor.
Now, after hooking it back up today, when the power button is pushed, the green light comes on, then the orange one comes on and goes back off after a moment. The green light stays on. Nothing at all shows up on the monitor, not even a blinking cursor -- it just stays blank. It stays that way indefinitely -- nothing.
The monitor light is on so it is apparently getting power, but shows nothing. I'm sure the monitor is hooked up correctly; it can only be plugged in one way.
While I had everything unhooked and was cleaning the CD player, I plugged the CD player back in for a moment and plugged in the power cord to the pc and pushed the power button. The power came on and allowed me to eject the empty tray. I did this to get the tray out of the way so I could clean beneath it. I tried to turn the power back off... Read more

A:Solved: Compaq Presario won't boot up

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A friend recently handed me a Compaq Presario 2100 -- a circa 2005 laptop computer running XP -- and asked if I could "rejuvenate" it. I agreed to try. He didn't even have a transformer for it, so I had to use the one for my Win 7 Toshiba laptop.

After doing a huge cleanup of the HD (removed lots of old programs, installed and ran CCleaner, Avast!, SuperAntiSpyware, Auslogics Defragger, etc.), the computer seems to work OK, but despite all the cleaning and defragging, is very slow. It would, though, be suitable for an underprivileged child who only wanted to use it for e-mail and Web surfing. But before we can give it to anybody, we need to remove all traces of the names of the former owners. I deleted their User Accounts, but they remain named under Documents & Settings. Windows does not allow you to delete or change the name(s) on user folders under D&S, not even in Safe Mode. So my first question is, is there any way to do that without rendering Windows unworkable? If not, am I going to have to reformat the HD and reinstall Win XP? I have a Win XP CD, so can do that, but do NOT have the driver CD. Is it possible to install Win XP so it's operable and thereafter download the drivers from HP's Web site?

A:Solved: Reformat an old Compaq Presario

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I have an old Compaq Presario (SR1215CL) AMD 3000+, 120GB, 512mb ram (pc2700) Windows XP SP3, that I added 512mb of RAM to. I used a stick from a Dell Optiplex SX260. It says 2700U on the stick and I figured it would work. (Stupid Me!!) The PC sees the memory, but my USB ports and Ethernet have gone away. I went to Control Panel and tried System, but Device Manager comes up blank as if there isn't anything there. I removed the stick with no change. Any help is appreciated!! Reset CMOS via F1 to no avail....

A:Solved: Compaq Presario RAM issues, USB and net gone

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Hi, there, I have an old Pentium 2 Compaq Presario (series CM0202).
I want to re-use the tower, to put together a PC from spares that I have. I have an AS rock K8 upgrade-VM800, Micro ATX mobo and a compatable Athlon 64 2.0GHz CPU.
The tower, has a removable mobo tray, thing is it does not appear to correspond to any of the ATX measurements.
Is it possible to replace the mobo tray, with a micro ATX compatable tray, and also buy a back plate suitable for the aforementioned Mobo?
Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Solved: Re-using Compaq presario, Tower

Compaq or any of the other big pc manufacturers make their cases propriety to their hardware (so you can't buy from anyone else)
It will probably be easier to get a new replacement ATX case

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Hi Experts:

Neighbor brought down his Compaq Presario 6010US machine complaining about running very slow, and trying to get rid of Spyware Nuker that NAV was complaining about. Machine has an AMD Athlon running at 1.4 gHz with 224 MB RAM. Tried Norton's removal method to no avail; Program Add/Remove couldn't find it. Installed Spybot S&D, did updates, ran it, removed everything bad it found. Did same thing with AdAware.

Downloaded HJT, put in a separate folder in My Documents, logfile is as follows:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:56:14 AM, on 3/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq Advisor\bin\compaq-rba.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\DeepSight Extractor\ExtractorService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System3... Read more

A:Solved: Compaq Presario Running SLOWWWW

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Guys, I have looked all over the net trying to find a solution for this. Hope someone here can help.

My sister has a Compaq Presario that she bought new, with WinXPHome installed. It is completely fried...every keystroke takes at least several minutes to work. I defragged (didn't look bad....but took over an hour to complete) Nothing I did helped. She did not get any restore Discs, and there is no hidden partition on her HD. Windows restore only went back a couple of months...did not help.

I did notice even when new that it seemed sluggish. It is a Turion 64, about 1.6 gig, I think.

I did a Ghost (a several hour job!) of the HD (just in case), then formatted, after saving and downloading all drivers.
I have a Boxed XPHome full install CD, that my wife uses on her computer. I tried to use that disc, with my sister's number, which did not work.

I did put a full working XPPro on the Compaq, just to verify that it would work good. It does. Plenty fast, all the saved hardware drivers work. However, I can't leave it there, as she won't be able to activate it, besides which she likes XPHome.

Can anyone here tell me how to use my XPHome disc, and get it authenticated with her number?
Someone elsewhere said to use my disc, with my number to install, and then CALL Microsoft for an activation number, after telling them on the phone what I had to do. Do you agree with this?

Thanks for your help.

A:Solved: Compaq Presario V2000 Fried

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After lots of installs, uninstalls, and other acquired crap after quite a few years of use, I'm planning on reformatting my computer (specs are in profile).

I have a few simple questions which I hope you can answer. First, I have a single hard-drive that is split in two partitions: C:\ and D:\. The D:\ has always been locked down as a "recovery" drive. Can I just reformat my computer from the D:\?

If not, a few years ago, I made a set of recovery disks using the recovery creator. I am unsure on this, but when I made the recovery disks, will it restore my computer to the point when I created them (hope not), or will it completely reformat everything (what I'm hoping for).

I plan on doing a "destructive," clean install in order to completely reformat my computer to stock specifications.

Lastly, can I upgrade straight from SP1 to SP3? Or do you recommend that I use something like Project Dakota (or RyanVM) to bring me up to spiff with SP2, then make the final jump to SP3?

Thanks for the help guys. If you need more information or if I was unclear about something, I'll be happy to provide some more info.

A:Solved: Reformating a Compaq Presario SR1103WM

cfink001 said:

After lots of installs, uninstalls, and other acquired crap after quite a few years of use, I'm planning on reformatting my computer (specs are in profile).

I have a few simple questions which I hope you can answer. First, I have a single hard-drive that is split in two partitions: C:\ and D:\. The D:\ has always been locked down as a "recovery" drive. Can I just reformat my computer from the D:\? If you have a XP Installation disc, you format from that early in the reinstallaion process.

If not, a few years ago, I made a set of recovery disks using the recovery creator. I am unsure on this, but when I made the recovery disks, will it restore my computer to the point when I created them (hope not), or will it completely reformat everything (what I'm hoping for). The Restoration set will restore to pc to the state is was shipped. It wipes the drive and then restores

I plan on doing a "destructive," clean install in order to completely reformat my computer to stock specifications. That is laikiely your only option with the Restoration process
Lastly, can I upgrade straight from SP1 to SP3? Or do you recommend that I use something like Project Dakota (or RyanVM) to bring me up to spiff with SP2, then make the final jump to SP3? You can go straight to SP3 . .

Thanks for the help guys. If you need more information or if I was unclear about something, I'll be happy to provide some more info.Click to expand...

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Today i was trying to revive our compaq presario v2000 i formatted and installed windows xp onto another machine in the house, due to a problem with the cd drive on the compaq, well anyways, now when i turn on the computer to boot I immediately get the BSOD and the computer restarts, i managed to get a snap shot of it, i tried changing the ram around no luck. thank any help would be great. When i boot to safe mode it also bsods when it loads agp440.sys

A:Solved: Compaq presario blue screening

Put the XP CD in the tray and boot from it. Press &#8220;R&#8221; when requested to access the recovery consol. Type the admin password, if there isn&#8217;t one just hit enter. At the prompt Type listsvc and then hit ENTER. Make sure the Agp440 service is listed, and the startup type is set to "Boot". Press ESC and type disable agp440 and then hit ENTER. You should receive a message that the registry setting for that service was found, and that its state is set to "service_disabled". Type exit and then hit ENTER.
You may be prompted to start in Safe mode or Normal mode, start in Normal mode.

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I have a Compaq Presario M2000. The screen just isn't big enough for me to work on a few spreadsheets at once. I want to add a monitor, which appears to be easy, just buy one and plug it in. Am I missing something? If I add a flat screen, will the laptop monitor still be active? I don't want to buy the monitor until I know for sure that it will work and how it will work.



A:Solved: Add an external monitor to a Compaq Presario

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I have a Compaq Presario that has run very, very slow since I first plugged it in. I purchased it about 6 months ago from Best Buy. It takes about 5 minutes to start up and can take up to a minute to go from one program to another. I'm wondering if I need to add more memory or if I have a bunch of pre-installed programs that can be deleted to speed things up. Can someone help me out? If I'm in the wrong forum, I apologize.

Here are my system stats:

Intel Celeron D CPU 3.33 GHz
447 MB Memory
Windows Vista

The CPU came loaded with Vista, but I'm wondering it the system capacity is big enough to support it. Any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Solved: Compaq Presario Runs Too Slow

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Hi - thanks for your attention and help.

Saw this was posted before here but unresolved. That was years back.

I lost power last night, and now today, Compaq Presario SR1215CL is unresponsive. Was not moved, is plugged into a top notch surge protector, that also the printer, monitor, etc utilize and they are all operational.

There is a rapid clicking noise and a tiny green light in the back rapidly flashing.
When I unplug it, the clicking and flashing slows and finally stops.

Must stress this computer has been fine. No movement, impact, trauma, etc. Just power off and refuses to come back on.

Any advice? Have been Googling help threads before coming here. Thank you.

A:Solved: 2004 Compaq Presario now won't turn on

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

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

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

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

A:Solved: Compaq Presario CQ56 problem

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Looking to upgrade the processor on


Currently has AMD ATHLON 64, 2.4 GH, SOCKET AM2
Trying to increase the speed,..I have the memory maxed out. Would one of these be compatable?

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Socket AM2 2x1MB Level 2 cache size ADA6000IAA6CZ

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 3.0GHz 2MB socket AM2 89W ADA6000IAA6CZ

AMD CPU Athlon 64 X2 6000+/3.0GHz/2M/AM2 940pin ADX6000IAA6CZ Dual core
COMPAQ says it can accept 64 X 2 Dual core up to 65 watts? DO these look workable, any other more realistic/cheaper approach on this upgrade...point the way.....what's a good way to go...

A:Solved: Upgrading Processor on COMPAQ Presario...which one?

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I know this is an old laptop, but during my spare time I though if it is possible to overclock this laptop abit because right now I have 400mhz running on an AMD K6-2/500ACK processor. (I switched from an AMD K6-2/400ACK to the AMD K6-2/500ACK but I don't know why my system is still running at 400mhz??). I found a couple of tiny yellow jumper switches on the motherboard but I don't know what their for, and if they are capable of speeding up the system? Can I speed up the core speed somehow? Why is the speed still at 400mhz if it should be 500mhz?

multiplier= x4.0
Bus Speed= 99.6 mhz
Rate FSB = 99.6 mhz

Windows XP Pro.

A:Solved: Overclocking Compaq presario 1240

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Hey guys,

Ive got 6-7 year old Presario M2000 lappy that's running 1GB of RAM on it atm. I used a piece of software to test the max RAM that can be used on the laptop and it said 2GB.

Now when i read this (And i checked out a few other sites too):

512MB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR PC2700 upgrades for HP - Compaq Presario M2000 Series Laptop/Notebook, CT526869 from

It says that the max RAM that this laptop can handle is 512MB per slot (which is what i have right now).

Does this mean i can't upgrade to 1GB per slot in order to have 2GB on this laptop?? If so was the software wrong?

Thanks for any help..


A:[SOLVED] Compaq Presario RAM upgrade Question

Run the Crucial System Scanner on the computer. This should tell you the RAM type and how much RAM the motherboard will support. This should confirm that this motherboard will only support 1X 512 MB chip per slot for a total of 1GB

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I would like to upgrade the RAM in this dinosaur. What exactly do I need, and where is the cheapest place online I can find it? Thanks.

A:Solved: I need to upgrade my compaq presario 5050's RAM. What do I need and what is c

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I've installed a XP EEE on a Compaq Presario 700ea but I'm having several problems.

The main one is that I use a Portuguese keyboard and the only option is the US one.

I'm looking for a solution for this. Any ideas?



A:Solved: XP EEE on Compaq Presario - driver problems

More information please. Did you install XP with the CD that came with the Compaq? Normally a restore CD will have the drivers...

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This laptop was recently given to a friend of mine. She was told that it would just keep freezing up or shutting off. She brought it to me to check for her because if wouldn't boot. I used a boot disk and got it booted and it seemed ok. Gave it back and she had it a wk and brought it back with problem of freezing up and then no boot. I just put HWmonitor on it and the temps are running from 62-75 C. She said it was constantly doing windows updates and the last one it wouldn't re-boot. I have a plastic think I use with my laptop that has 3 small fans on it and you put it under the laptop. I have had it on over an hour and it has gone up from 70-75 for a high. I finally got it to come up with using Chk Dsk and it did several repairs.That's all I have done with it so far. Does anyone have any suggestions? She didn't have anything with fans under it, but she had it up on a broiler pan off the table.

A:Solved: compaq presario CQ62 problems in win 7

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So title says it all, whats the best graphic card that can fit my presario DESKTOP pc?
I currently have a geforce g210 card inserted.

A:Solved: Best available graph card for compaq presario

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Hi. I have a CD player on a Compaq Presario that destroyed a CD a while back; busted it into dozens of pieces. I finally pulled out the player and cleaned all of the fragments out and put it back into the tower. It still doesn't work though. when I put a CD in it, I get a little tiny image of a CD attached to my pointer, but nothing happens. When I try to play a CD on a media player, it says "No Disk in Drive F" (the CD drive). But Windows XP detects the player and even says it has the latest drivers. It's a Samsung CD_R/RW SW-248F. Is this thing just broken. Should I replace it or are there other things I should try first?

Thank you.

A:Solved: Broken CD player - Compaq Presario

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can anyone tell me what kind of ram do i need..apparently i have to have a specific part number according to my pc...
thanx muchly!

A:Solved: ram upgrade on a compaq presario 6000?

Go To And Use The Memory Finding Need To Know What Kind Of Pc You Have And It Will Tell You What Memory Upgrade You Need.

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HI Friends,

We have just bought a New Notebook PC the Compaq Presario CQ62-101TU with the
following Configurations.

Intel Core : 2.13 GHz
1066 MHz FSB
03 MB L2 Cache
02 GB DDR111 Ram
500 GB Hard Disk
01 Year International Warranty

The System was installed with Windows 7. But unfortunately when tried to Install the
Modem, it was not compatible and now we have got to reinstall Windows Xp inorder
install the ADSL Modem.

In this regard, We would appreciate if you Guru out there could help me find the Driver
for this Compaq Presario CQ62-101TU, so that we could reinstall Windows Xp instead
of the Windows 7 and continue with the ADSL installation too.

Looking forward to your Support and Assistance, Please.

Best Regards

A:Solved: Compaq Presario CQ62-101TU


Compaq Presario CQ62-101TUClick to expand...

Do you mean Compaq Presario CQ62-101TX because there is no such product as Compaq Presario CQ62-101TU at HP's website.

Take a look here. Which one is yours?

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I just got a Compaq Presario S5000NX second hand with Windows XP and so far it's working great. Naturally I have to reload some third party software, but so far so good. I use Altec Lansing speakers (3 pieces with subwoofer). There is absolutely no sound whatsoever, including system sounds. I read one post that said to plug the speakers into something else to see if it's the speakers (thank God for this site!) so I plugged them into my iPod and they work just fine. I am at a loss as to what to do. There are no system sounds, but whenever I plug them into the tower connector it makes a sound, so I know something's happening, I'm just not sure what.

I have Googled and searched all over for drivers, etc., but all I seem to be able to find are sites that charge for updating drivers. I'm not even sure I need drivers for these speakers, so I don't want to pay for something I don't even need. Ugh! Please help!

A:Solved: Compaq Presario S5000NX no sound!

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I'm working on my friend's Compaq Presario 1930 laptop, an oldie with Win98SE. I had him buy this wireless card, but I can't install the drivers. According to the info with the card, it needs a minimum CPU of 500 Mhz and 128 MB RAM. The laptop only has around 300 Mhz CPU capability and 64 MB RAM.

So I'm hoping someone here has experience with older laptops and can recommend a card that will work with minimal resources.

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Wireless card for Compaq Presario 1930

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Hi and thanks in advance for any assistance! My hubby is trying to fix an older laptop. It is a Compaq Presario 2700. It belongs to a buddy and had been working fine. Booted it up a couple weeks ago and got the error message "no operating system found". He brought it to my husband who is a little bit computer savy but so far hasn't had much luck. We blogged it (the error) and read post after post about them heating up and the screws or mounts breaking and about the screw kits. However, the CPU and heatsink were attached fine. The laptop doesn't shut down like it might if it were hot or overheating. We purchased a CPU (just incase) and installed it.. but still nothing so we bought another hard drive. The same error continues to come up. He's checked and rechecked the Bios (the only thing he can get into) and the hard drive is found as is the CD or DVD rom. He's tried formatting and booting from CD but nothing. He's hoping not to have to try a new motherboard... it's getting to be an expensive paperweight. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Is it possible that we should have changed the heatsink? it appears to be fine. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Compaq Presario 2700 (2715US) SICK!!!

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Alright folks,
I'm working on my Mom's Compaq 98SE Laptop and want to add memory. I can't find specs on the mainboard anywhere, to determine what this board is capable of taking, before I try to order. When I run the CPU-Z utility on the system, it gives me the following... Mainboard manufacturer: Compaq, Model: 05D0h (TBD), Memory: 64 MBytes SDRAM (in one slot), Slots: 2, Processor: Intel Mobile Pentium II 433 MHz.
Does anyone have a website reference (or outright knowlegeable advice) that I can follow to locate the technical specs for this board? Any other particulars as well would be appreciated. I do know for a fact that Compaq systems are very persnickety about proprietary hardware and software even. Any hints would be welcome.

Dave Danger

A:Solved: Compaq Presario 1930 laptop (Memory?)

You need PC100 SODIMM. Maximum is 128Mb that you can put in it.

HP/COMPAQ Memory Details

$54.00 on the link above

Kingston's Website has a pricegrabber for you (shows competitive prices as well as theirs, a bit like Progressive )


~ Tidus4Yuna

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I want to perform a Windows repair on a Compaq Presario desktop computer but the person doesn't have an OS CD. I think what Compaq does is put the setup files for windows on a seperate partition so you install it using their recovery console. However, if you do this then it reformats the hard drive no matter what. This is NOT what I want to do. So my question is, if I can get my hands on a Windows XP Home full install CD (The computer came with Home) and enter in the CD key that came on the side of the Compaq, will it work correctly? Thanks.

A:Solved: Compaq Presario desktop and Windows repair

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Does anyone know how to recover windows xp on a compaq persario? i asked compaq but they just give me hit f10 but on this pc it loads BIOS. any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Compaq Presario 6300us Recovery Issues

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Hi there...I was trying to restore a Compaq Presario 5000 using the restore cd that came with it. Here's what I did.

1.Reset hard drive to all 0's (disk nuker type software)
2.Reformatted to FAT
3.Put in restore cd (which should contain the original Windows 98)

I get an error screen: "Compaq Recovery CD Error" and then it says: "Please Contact Compaq Technical Support". This doesn't really make any sense, because the directions say that you can restore your whole computer from scratch. Does anyone have a solution to this problem?

A:[SOLVED] Compaq Presario 5000 restore error

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I was wondering if the following are able to be put into a compaq sr5110nx. Mind you I will be either getting a new HDD or formating the one in it and putting Windows XP Home Edition as the OS,and getting rid of Vista.


Thanks so much for responses!!

A:Solved: Compaq Presario SR5110NX Upgrade (And downgrade)

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One of my Compaq Presarios is doing strange things. When I plug it in, it automatically turns on. When it reaches the Compaq logo, it just stays there and nothing happens. One thing I notice is that the CPU light doesn't blink at all.

Does anybody have an idea of what is going on?

EDIT: The most recent time I plugged it in the fan started making this horrible noise (sort of like a high-pitched motor running at top speed combined with screaming).

A:Solved: Compaq Presario 6320US Boot Problems (again)

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250u Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3835 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 943678 MB, Free - 889922 MB; F: Total - 476268 MB, Free - 395659 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0DPRF9 , A00, ..CN747670A602M6.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I like to use a wireless mouse with my new laptop occasionally. Whenever I unplug usb adapter and replug, the laptop wants to install the drivers. I take the adapter out sometimes so it doesn't get broken off with a stupid move - if it's not possible to synchronize, I'll just have to live with the installation of drivers all the time. My 2nd question is - is that ok to do?

A:Solved: Synchronize wireless mouse to compaq presario

I use a Microsoft Mobile Mouse 6000, which has a reciever that only protrudes from the side of my laptop about 1/4". This is used on a Dell Ispiron 1525. When I do unplug it and plug it back in it activates the driver. But this is not detrimental to the system at all. I do not like using touch pads so I normally leave this reciever plugged in all the time even when I bag my laptop up for transport.

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I am looking to reformat my Compaq Presario V5002EA laptop with windows XP home edition SP3. Having read various forums it seems there should be an option in my 'Start > All Programs' menu to begin a system recovery program. Within this program there should be an option to create a set of Recovery Discs from which I could do the reformat.

I can't find this option anywhere on the computer and would prefer not to fork out 31 to HP if I can create the discs myself! Can someone please tell me how to find the Recovery Disc Creator?

thanks in advance

A:Solved: Compaq Presario recovert disc creator

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

A:Solved: Laptop Problem Compaq Presario x1000

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So my compaq presario wont turn on
I have tried doing a hard reset
Something to note is that when i plug the charger in the light dosent turn on to say its charging
The computer makes no sound at all when i press the power button new so sorry if i put this in the wrong category

A:Solved: compaq presario cq62 wont turn on

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I had little response to my previous question
so I went into device manager and deleted the 2 network adapters, rebooted and let Windows reinstall. Windows created a new Local Area Connection (LAC4, 2 and 3 are gone). It reads limited or no connectivity and is using Linksys LNE 100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter, just like the previous LAC2. The previous LAC3, which used the WAN Network Driver never got reinstalled. I don't get it.

Since a Linksys adapter on a wired connection seemed bizarre I tried to find what the correct network driver should be.

I Googled "Compaq Presario 5400US" "ethernet driver" OR "network driver" and was taken to an HP drivers page, which I guess makes sense since HP now owns Compaq
This page has nothing listed for chipset or network adapters. Really? This is becoming maddening. What am I doing wrong? Can someone at least point me to a site to determine and download a network driver? Please!

A:Solved: Network Drivers for Compaq Presario 5400US

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Repairing a COMPAQ Presario running Vista Basic.
My problems are that the OS wont boot fully, it stops and then freezes.

Then on restart BIOS will run through and give me a choice to repair or boot normally in which I select repair which then runs through until it gets to

!! 0xc0190036 !! 3005/67034 (icardagt.exe)

Here it stops and blinks the text infinitely.

I would provide an HJT log but I can't even get in to do that.
Considering that I can get the BIOS to go through I'm assuming software but if anyone has any ideas that it may be hardware please share. The only hardware that I believe would be a problem at the moment would be the HDD, however it ran efficiently when I was extracting data from it.

Any help regarding this would be appreciated



A:Solved: COMPAQ Presario Vista Basic Problems

Does it have Sp1?

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Hi, My Computer a Compaq Presario SR1810NX with Windows XP Home Edition SP2 is having an issue with it wont get past the Compaq Logo Screen, like, I press the power button the PC powers on, Fan Speeds up and then slows down as normal, keyboard lights flash as normal and the Compaq Logo along with the v3.48 and ESC = Boot Menu options appear on screen, the things is that it wont get past this screen, it just sits there at the Compaq screen, the keyboard and mouse dont seem to be interacting with the PC since I press ESC or F10 for boot mode or system recovery but the PC wont answer at all, I've already Disconnected power source unplugged mouse, keyboard all but PC is doing the same thing just sitting at the Compaq Logo Screen, the computer doesnt make any sound at all no beeps or anything, it wont let me access Windows at any time, recent installations well could be that I just installed a Mobile Bandwidth Card just a couple of weeks ago, and also just a few days ago I connected my iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen to the computer and the computer wont recognize it at all, not even charging, I know this might be a virus or malicious software, but my computer has barely connected to the internet in the last weeks (I couldn't pay the Internet and I had to use my friend's Mobile Bandwidth Card I mentioned before) all I did while in Internet with the Mobile Bandwidth was some schoolwork and youtube videos, I need help urgently with this since I have to deliver a very important proyect for scho... Read more

A:Compaq Presario SR1810NX Not Getting Past Compaq Logo Screen

Try a power drain.
1. Unplug power cord
2. Hold power button in for 60 seconds or more then let go
3. Plug in power cord
4. turn on the power and try to boot to setup (BIOS)

If it enters the BIOS then you should be able to just press F5 to reset to defaults and then F10 to save and exit. The PC should work now.

However, if after the power drain you still can not get in the BIOS than there is a MAJOR problem which would require some type of repair.

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i dont know anything about computers so i will need a detailed explanation and i need to know how to fix it!! it just stays on the compaq screen

A:My Compaq Presario 2500 wont go pass the compaq screen

Hello lilevee22,

Before the problem started was anything added to or installed on the system?

Try booting to Last Known Good or Safe Mode.

Restart the computer during the boot process repeatedly tap "F8" you should get

the Advanced Options.

Let us know if able to get the system to boot with either option.

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