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Compaq Presario CQ61-310SV: BIOS corruption failure

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

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 released it after few seconds;Afterwards I tried to recover the BIOS using an external storage device. For this:Using another computer I downloaded BIOS update from HP servers;I extracted files from archive and I copied «363FF13.fd» file to USB key;I renamed file «363FF13.fd» to «363F.bin»;Holding «Win+B» I pressed power button and I released it when I heard the first beep;I counted the number of beeps that are played in the following order: ...-.-.-.-.-.-.- where ?.? is a beep and ?-? is the pause;After last pause nothing is happening ? no beeps or restarts (at least within ~10 minutes). Only Caps Lock and Num Lock keys blink as mentioned above.I want note that I have tried all available BIOS versions (F03, F12, F13, F15) ? and always got one and the same result. By the way, for example if the USB key does not contain the file «363F.bin» after releasing power button, notebook play a single beep and restarts automatically. If I put an empty file «363F.bin» on USB key ? notebook play only 3 beeps and dont?t restarts.I do not know what happened with this laptop ? it worked fine until one day when trying to turn it on, came the "big dark". Before that, did not make any updates or upgrades. I really hope that you can help me.Thank you.

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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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,
I have recently upgrade my OS from Vista to Windows 7 Ultimate by clean install method.
I think so far everything works except microphone which I solved by installing updates from windows update.
So my question is, Should I install some drivers or some updates from either compaq or hp sites or wherever also? Should I try to find drivers specefic for my computer or go with the drivers which came with windows 7?
My computer model is: Compaq Presario CQ61

Thank you very much!!!

A:Compaq Presario cq61

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jav


Hello,
I have recently upgrade my OS from Vista to Windows 7 Ultimate by clean install method.
I think so far everything works except microphone which I solved by installing updates from windows update.
So my question is, Should I install some drivers or some updates from either compaq or hp sites or wherever also? Should I try to find drivers specefic for my computer or go with the drivers which came with windows 7?
My computer model is: Compaq Presario CQ61

Thank you very much!!!



If HP/Compaq have the drivers for your PC, then yes.

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So recently the charger for my Compaq laptop has gone bust, and I need to know what charger I would need to buy. This has happened once before, and when I bought a new charger, the wattage wasn't correct for the computer, so that one broke too.

What I need to know, is the exact charger needed for this laptop, meaning the correct wattage for the computer. Links to websites where I can buy it would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ61 charger

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01966130&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=4121166
 

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Recently my fan in my laptop was extremely loud, and the laptop was getting really hot. I proceeded to vacuuming my laptop and dust came out of it.

Somehow when vacuuming my fan, it broke.

Now it does not spin, and my laptop is silent.

Within 10 minutes of running the laptop it turns off; when it turns back on it says it shutdown to avoid over heating...

Any ideas, do i need a replacement, and should i take it to a computer place???

A:Broken fan on Compaq Presario CQ61

I suggest trying to blow out more dust. Maybe a dust bunny is preventing the fan from spinning.

If that doesn't work, the machine may need to be cleaned more thoroughly (disassembled). If that doesn't work, you'd need a replacement fan.

Take it to a shop, if you can't do it yourself, and you know a place that you can trust. (Preferably not Geek Squad at Best Buy. I've read few kind words about them.)

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The ownership of the above machine has been transferred to me.I wish to revert the laptop to the factory settings.The recovery options are not accessible. Not by uising the recovery manager accessed through the Windows interface, via the F11 options or through the startup screen.Windows 7 home premium came presistalled.Is there a means of obtaining the installation discs?The hard drive was replaced by the previous owner. Thank you for any help. 

A:Compaq presario CQ61-415SA Recovery

HP no longer has any Windows 7 based recovery disks for consumer laptops. There is a 3rd party market for recovery disks.  http://computersurgeons.com/p-19931-windows-7-premium-64b-recovery-kit-599363-001-for-compaq-presari... That is not precisely your model but is AMD so the motherboard is the same as yours and would work. If you are a little more adventurous and tight-fisted, we can walk you through a "clean" recovery using an OEM Windows 7 install disk and the drivers found on this site.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hi,
I'm experiencing the BSOD on my Compaq Presario CQ61-401SA Notebook PC. I've followed the posting instructions and would be extremely grateful for any help
Thanks
Rich

A:BSOD on Compaq Presario CQ61-401SA

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lilp1976


Hi,
I'm experiencing the BSOD on my Compaq Presario CQ61-401SA Notebook PC. I've followed the posting instructions and would be extremely grateful for any help
Thanks
Rich



Several of these were blamed on ataport.sys. Some very old drivers need updating including your raid, storage, and others.

I would update the old drivers

Code:
iirsp.sys 12/13/2005 5:47:54 PM fffff880`01702000 fffff880`01713000 0x00011000 0x439f418a
nfrd960.sys 6/6/2006 5:11:48 PM fffff880`0191e000 fffff880`0192e000 0x00010000 0x4485ef94
adpu320.sys 2/27/2007 8:04:15 PM fffff880`0158d000 fffff880`015bc000 0x0002f000 0x45e4c6ff
adpahci.sys 5/1/2007 1:30:09 PM fffff880`01537000 fffff880`0158d000 0x00056000 0x46377921
arc.sys 5/24/2007 5:27:55 PM fffff880`01452000 fffff880`0146b000 0x00019000 0x4656035b
SiSRaid2.sys 9/24/2008 2:28:20 PM fffff880`01a00000 fffff880`01a0e000 0x0000e000 0x48da86c4
sisraid4.sys 10/1/2008 5:56:04 PM fffff880`01a0e000 fffff880`01a26000 0x00018000 0x48e3f1f4
adp94xx.sys 12/5/2008 7:54:42 PM fffff880`014bc000 fffff880`01537000 0x0007b000 0x4939bf42
lsi_fc.sys... Read more

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I have a Presario CQ61. I believe it was released in 2009.  Although it's very old I was wondering if this laptop will have driver support for windows 10. There are none as of now but will there be drivers for this laptop in the future?  Thanks.

A:Windows 10 drivers for Compaq Presario CQ61?

I am also concern since i did install win 10 on my cq61-420us. The one concern i do have is my touchpad isnt not scrolling either up and down or side to side. the synaptic drivers that are provided do not work properly

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AC Adaptor has been replaced
DC Jack has been replaced

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCHMUOoC2Ko&feature=youtu.be

Things I have tried.

1. Taking out battery and power lead and holding pwr button for 1min
2. Reseating ram
3. Taking CMOS battery out for 10mins
4. Removing Hard Drive

Any suggestions appreciated before I start to strip this laptop down again......

TIA

Zorg.
 

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Hi,

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?
 

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Hi, I am trying to re-install this for some one and it turns on with the message System Disable: 73827136 Can anyone advise me on the issue? Thanks











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A:Compaq Presario CQ61 System Disable

Hi, Enter  62785118 Regards, DP-K

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So my laptop's screen is black. I'm using my tv right now with it, it works fine hooked up to a TV. I've tried everything I know of. When the laptop first starts up, It flashes the red compaq screen, then goes black. Flashes the user login screen, then goes black 2 sec later. When I do the fn+f4, the screen flashes back on, everything looks cool, then 5 seconds later it goes black again. It's not just the light, it goes completely off. (Just on the laptop, external monitor works) I've tried restoring back to factory settings, recovery, and I'm not getting anywhere! I've even tried that black screen fix by Prevx. Oh and I also tried turning the laptop off, holding the power button, etc. It has windows 7. CQ61 I think is the model.
I wasn't really sure if this was the right place to post it, so sorry if I'm in the wrong section!
 

A:Black Screen- Compaq Presario CQ61

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hi all got compaq presario cq61 when imove the laptop screen i get picture etc but sometimes it goes off when moved and very dull but can still just about see whats going on .. could this really be a loose wire knowing how tight the wires normally are or an inverter problem please help
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ61 screen goes dull and on and off when moved

Sometimes the LCD inverter wires become loose or pinched in the LCD cover hinges
 

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Hello All,

I have recently purchased a Presario CQ61-410 US ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834107043) and am now trying to install Xp Pro on it. I am having major difficulties.

After a lot of googling, I found these guides ( http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Operating-systems-and-software/General-XP-Downgrade-Guide-for-HP-Laptops/td-p/83267, http://maxeasyguide.blogspot.com/2008/04/preparations-for-winxp-installation-cd.html). I tried both solutions to no avail; I would still get a blue screen after during the initial install. Then I realized I have the AMD chipset, and thanks to this thread (http://www.techsupportforum.com/f19/...en-422183.html) was able to find the Raid drivers, slipstream them with Nlite and begin. The SATA hard drive was readable, and the installation commenced.

Here, though, is the rub. I am able to get through the basic install screen (F8 I agree, partitions, etc) and through the first "GUI" install screen (Agree to EULA, "Your Screen May Flicker for a few Seconds" etc). However, after that install and when the computer restarts and goes to load XP, I get the XP splashscreen for maybe 1-2 seconds, then the system reboots. I have no idea why. I know the install I am using is solid (it is running tried and true on another machine), and I have tried making a second boot disk, but every time I encounter the same problem: splash screen for a second, then restart.

I am not concerned about the other dr... Read more

A:Compaq Presario CQ61 and XP Pro Installation - A Living Hell

So you are trying to downgrade a machine that shipped with Windows 7 to Windows XP ? If so, that would have been a better title to the thread, as downgrades are their own special set of problems.

It also would have been a good idea to note that this is a laptop.

Given that, I am having difficulty understanding why you would need "RAID drivers" for a laptop. Does this laptop have two hard drives ?

The compaq support site does not list any XP-specfic drivers for the hard drive or hard drive controller.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...1166&sw_lang=&

Have you seen this area ?

Also I'm a bit skeptical of your Driver Genius Pro software, and am wondering if that has been involved in the situation yet, and if it's a possible cause for problems.

Is this HD parititioned, with the Ubuntu O/S on one partition ? If so, it would be better to get XP installed on a single-partition drive, then make another partition for Ubuntu.

nLite is sometimes buggy, and while it is solving one problem, it could be causing another.

A bad/buggy optical drive can also corrupt system files which can cause an install to go bad.

HD's can come from the factory with errors & bad sectors. I would run HDD Regenerator (from Hiren's) to make certain the HD is good.

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Hi,

My name is Alison, I was trying to fix my laptop and ended up making things a lot worse!!

I ran DBAN and during the process i realized i have no way to reinstall Vista Home Basic OS so i aborted the wipe after 10 or 15 mins into it.

Its a Compaq Presario CQ61. On the back of the L/T i have a sticker with a product key but when i purchased it i never got a CD for Vista. I dont have recovery discs either.

So like i said i stopped DBAN from completing the wipe however now when i turn the L/T on it says,

"NO BOOTABLE DEVICE -- INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY"

I tried doing System Recovery but the same message comes up... i also found a Vista Recovery online and burnt to cd-r but it stills says, "NO BOOTABLE DEVICE -- INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY"

Is there a way to copy a different version of windows OS from a different PC and make that a 'boot disc' I dont really understand what a boot disc is...

Im not sure what to do to fix this issue... any help or advice is appreciated if you could please explain with details that would be a big help to me.

Thanks in advance!

Alison

A:Wiped the hard drive now i have no OS (Compaq Presario CQ61)

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Wiped the hard drive now i have no OS (Compaq Presario CQ61)

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I ran DBAN




DBAN (Darik's Boot and Nuke) is a low level format utility. Once you start this, it begins to wipe the drive of your OS. Stopping it in the middle is too late. If you had just run System Recovery would have set your system back to Factory Defaults, but DBAN deleted that too. You cannot copy an installed OS and put it on a different computer. An OS has to be installed from a boot disc (a disc that boots the computer if the OS can't)
What is the Vista recovery disc that you have? Boot into Setup (Bios) and change the Boot order to be CD/DVD rom drive First Boot Device, Save and Exit. Restart the computer with the disc in and you should see the message Press Any Key to Boot From CD/DVD.If it is a Vista install DVD then you can reinstall your OS. If not a Windows disc, you can try contacting your computer manufacturer and see if you can get a Recovery DVD for your computer manufacturer Or get a Vista DVD from Ebay or Craigslist.

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Hey to all! Since my girlfriends cq61 died, and led blinking gives me CPU failure,  i would like to replace its CPU.I have already taken CQ61 apart and CPU inside was AMD Sempron M120. Since i am replacing it anyway i tought i would put something more powerful in. What CPU-s are supported by my model? I read in this thread http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Hardware-Upgrades-Replacements/Compaq-Presario-CQ61-415sa-Processor-Upg... That M620 - Turion II Ultra @ 2.5GHz  is supported on some CQ61 models, will it work for me? Is that best i can do?   Best RegardsMix

A:Compaq Presario CQ61-420E0 CPU replacement/upgrade

Before you focus in on the CPU I will let you know that it is much more likely the problem is the motherboard than the CPU. 

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Hi,

My name is Alison, I was trying to fix my laptop and ended up making things a lot worse!!

I ran DBAN and during the process i realized i have no way to reinstall Vista OS so i aborted the wipe after 10 or 15 mins into it.

Its a Compaq Presario CQ61. On the back of the L/T i have a sticker with a product key but when i purchased it i never got a CD for Vista. I dont have recovery discs either.

So like i said i stopped DBAN from completing the wipe however now when i turn the L/T on it says,

"NO BOOTABLE DEVICE -- INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY"

I tried doing System Recovery but the same message comes up... i also found a Vista Recovery online and burnt to cd-r but it stills says, "NO BOOTABLE DEVICE -- INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY"

Im not sure what to do to fix this issue... any help or advice welcome but please explain in details.

Is there a way to copy a different version of windows OS from a different PC and make that a 'boot disc' I dont really understand what a boot disc is...

Thanks in advance!

Alison

A:Wiped the hard drive now i have no OS (Compaq Presario CQ61)

Hi, Alison.

A boot disk is the hard drive which your PC boots from and starts Windows, but your hard drive has had the boot files and Windows (or some of it) wiped off it with DBAN. DBAN is used to securely wipe all data from a hard drive prior to selling it or otherwise disposing of it -- this prevents any data from getting into the wrong hands.

You will have to contact HP/Compaq and ask them if they can send you a set of Recovery CDs for your model.

Contact information for the USA: Contact HP - Phone Assist | HP

For the UK: Contact HP - Phone Assist | HP

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Hi all, I'm new here, registered just to get help with my problem. I have a Compaq Presario CQ61-420US Laptop, it will be a year old at the end of April 2011. It has Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS. Never had a problem with it till now. I am planning on doing a memory upgrade (currently has 3.0 GB DDR2 PC6400 in 2 slots (1gb + 2gb), ordered a 2.0 GB chip to bring it up to 4.0 GB total memory)

Anyway I wanted to make sure I could do the swap myself so I unplugged the power cord, took out the battery, unscrewed the panel on the bottom of the laptop case, found the memory chips, took out both chips very carefully, undoing the tabs holding the chips in, took them out, inspected them, put them back in the way I took them out, making sure the tabs on the chips were lined up, maing sure the contacts were making contact. Put everything back together, ordered the new 2GB memory chip.

Today I went to power up the laptop, battery in and power cord plugged in and everything lit up like normal except the screen never came on, the power button stayed lit, the network status light stayed on, the power indicator was lit, two white lights were flashing at the same time every 5 seconds though, which is abnormal, one at the top right of the keyboard which I believe is the Num-lock light and one on the far left of the keyboard which I believe is the Caps-Lock light. And thats it, nothing ever happens it never turns on (blank screen) even after 20 min's. SO I held the power button down til... Read more

A:Compaq Presario CQ61-420US not booting/blank screen

I've got it figured out, I just took the 1GB RAM stick out, since I won't be needing it once my new 2 GB stick comes in, and it booted up just fine, tested the same stick in both slots to make sure one wasn't bad and its all good now.

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Compaq presario CQ61-223TU running Vista SP2 32bit, need ios for free upgrade to windows 7

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hi all got a post further down explaining lcd cable was no good so got another plugged it all on but now nothing coming on is there any button or anything i can do or is it another bad cable
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ61 screen LCD cable change but not working

hi all as in previous tpost further down i explained screen comes on fully when little movement of lcd cable just where it plugs to mother board so got another wire but does same thing so now know it wasnt wire so thinking what inverter or lcd backlight please help as i do not want to buy 1 then its the other is the only way finding out by buying part and testing. thanks in advance
 

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Hello,

When I power on my Compaq Presario, the screen remains black, the key next to the power button is orange, the Caps Lock key is blinking and a light blinks above the "home, end, num lock keys", in the upper portion of the keyboard. I have tried taking out the battery, unplugging the power and holding the power button for 60 seconds, before trying it again, and I am not getting anything...HELP!!
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ61 Black sreen-orange button next to power

Try re-seating the Ram. If that doesn't help remove the Cmos battery for a few minutes then put it back, it looks like a silver coin and should be visible near the ram.
 

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BIOS error has occurred. built-in program does not help (win + b). I need a program for usb drive. But I can not find the program. Help restore my computer. serial: CNF9409D1C product:VJ506EA#ACB P.S. I do not know much English. I used Google translator. P.S.S. thank you in advance

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The laptop made some subtle clicking noises and would eventually crash after being on for 30 mins+. I noticed that avast didn't load during start up and when I scheduled a boot time scan, it wouldn't run. I decided to re-install Windows (XP SP3). I deleted everything on the drive and did a quick format. About half way through the installation process, I received a black screen that there is a "hard error." I tried again and received a blue screen that says Setup can't format the partition and that the drive may be damaged.

I suspect it's a dead hard drive that's causing the problems...I was just hoping someone could confirm this. My uncle wants to keep the laptop and is willing to buy a new hard drive...but will it work?

Also, I was able to access the bios and do the HDD self test and it checked out ok, which I thought was weird. Do I need to do the longer version?

Thanks for any help!
 

A:Compaq Presario X1000 HDD failure?

Yes, the hard drive is dead and yes, a new hard drive will work fine
 

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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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When I boot my Compaq Presario V4000, with Windows XP Home Edition operating system, I receive the following error:

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller V2.13(020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

It keeps cycling through the last two lines of the error; however, if I hit <ctrl><alt><del> I get past the error, and the machine boots fine.

I have tried the following: 1) Restoring the BIOS settings 2) Reseating the memory

I still get that error. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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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!
-Adam-
 

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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.

Try: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00034791&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=95128
 

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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! 

A:COMPAQ PRESARIO V5206OM BIOS PASSWORD

Hi, Enter    yhtiwp                   or              ehejsej Regards, DP-K

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System error says 53607277 please help

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@robwall? Enter   42765879

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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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Can anyone tell me how to get to the BIOS
 

A:{Solved} accessing BIOS on a compaq presario

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

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

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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..?

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

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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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Hi, Please try:     46994268 Regards.

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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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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)     

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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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Got the infamous "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" on my mom's compaq presario desktop sr1900nx. It appears on a black screen after the red/white compaq screen. It takes about 30 seconds for the error to appear. There is a blinking underscore the line below it. I have done several hours of searching and have tried several things to get to at least to the system recovery area, but I can not even do that. When I cut power to it and try at least starting the boot process, I do get the COMPAQ red/white screen with 3 options on it. ESC to enter boot menu, F1 for setup, F10 for system recovery. The ESC & F1 work, but that's about it. I can not access the system recovery. It does NOT have a floppy drive, nor did the PC come with any recovery disks and of course I do not have any. I am just looking at this point to recover some pictures/documents from it...then as far as I am concerned it is trash. It was running windows XP. Is this even possible without spending a ton of cash on recovery cd's or for file recovery? I have also tried F8, Pause/Break and have hunted the setup/boot menu for anything that could help - and found nothing.

Thank you.

A:Compaq Presario Disk Boot Failure F10 system recovery not working

Hi Luchipboo, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

That Compaq has a recovery partition, this is why it didn't come with the discs. If you have the user's manual it should explain how to use it.

If you wish to backup the files that are on there first, you can alway install that hdd in another desktop as a slave drive. This will required setting the jumper on the rear of the drive in the slave position, and connect to the IDE data connector in the middle location. You should be able to access your files from there.

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

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@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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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.

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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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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, Enter: 41099320

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A:forgot bios password's compaq presario CQ56

@n8kdg Please enter     46999004 Regards

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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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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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Hi Enter: 72884299

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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

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

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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  

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

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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 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?


Thanks,
Darmin
 

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.

Second

Have you updated your BIOS ?
 

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

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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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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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My notebook does not boot and flashes the caps lock and mum lock LEDs twice, which according to elsewhere on the forum, is a BIOS corruption failure. However, I can't find a version of the BIOS anywhere on the HP support site to reinstall it, especially not for Win10. Is there a safe third-party place to download it from?

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Sorry, should be Num lock. Posting from mobile so autocorrect kicked in.

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Hi  everybody!I've got a Presario CQ61 and it doesn't turn on anymore. The battery has been always low... so I used it always connected to the Power Supply... Anyway it doesn't turn on now... I've tried without battery, to swap the RAM memory, to use just a single bank of RAM and then the other one. I've tried to disconnect the wifi module... I've checked the HD and backuped it (it works)...  One thing is... when I connect the plug of the power supply.. the led turns on for just for 1 second and then it turns off... I'm sure the battery doesn't work... I've read the forum and it seems a motherboard fault... but my question is... can it be possible it's a matter of battery... I mean does the notebook needs a working and charged battery (or at least with a % of charge) also connecting it with the power supply  to turn on???  so Could it be a problem of the 0% charged battery? Thanks in advance!RegardsAlex











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A:presario cq61 won't turn on

Hi Alex, Unfortunately it's probably an issue with the system board - the notebook should work just fine when the AC Adapter is connected even with the battery completely removed. Regards, DP-K

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Hi  everybody!I've got a Presario CQ61 and it doesn't turn on anymore. The battery has been always low... so I used it always connected to the Power Supply... Anyway it doesn't turn on now... I've tried without battery, to swap the RAM memory, to use just a single bank of RAM and then the other one. I've tried to disconnect the wifi module... I've checked the HD and backuped it (it works)...  One thing is... when I connect the plug of the power supply.. the led turns on for just for 1 second and then it turns off... I'm sure the battery doesn't work... I've read the forum and it seems a motherboard fault... but my question is... can it be possible it's a matter of battery... I mean does the notebook needs a working and charged battery (or at least with a % of charge) also connecting it with the power supply  to turn on???  so Could it be a problem of the 0% charged battery? Thanks in advance!RegardsAlex











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A:presario cq61 won't turn on

Hi Alex, Unfortunately it's probably an issue with the system board - the notebook should work just fine when the AC Adapter is connected even with the battery completely removed. Regards, DP-K

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

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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

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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Hi Guys. I'm new to this so, sorry if i post it wrong?

Well, Last night, my laptop totally froze. No mouse movement. Screen froze. Everything. The only way to get round this was to disconnect any power to the laptop and remove the battery. That solved my 1st Problem. However, once i tried to reboot the system, All i got was a black screen with flashing Caps lock light OR in some cases it begins to start up however, at the ''Starting Windows screen'' It goes black and stays black.

Erm, i really love my laptop so if anyone has any suggestions to fix this.. or if i've posted it in the wrong section i apologize i just need a fix :(

-samiexx

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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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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 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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Hi
When I turn on the laptop the fan runs, the caps and numbers flash not nothing on screen. I've tried linking it with TV to make sure it wasn't the screen had gone but nothing. Any advice would be much appreciated. What I really want is to try and get photos from the computer so will consider anything as last resort.

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i have athe same problem i got presario cq61 and the error is 55067138

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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.

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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.
 

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,

I have recently purchased a Presario CQ61-410 US ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834107043) and am now trying to install Xp Pro on it. I am having major difficulties.

After a lot of googling, I found these guides ( http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Operating-systems-and-software/General-XP-Downgrade-Guide-for-HP-Laptops/td-p/83267, http://maxeasyguide.blogspot.com/2008/04/preparations-for-winxp-installation-cd.html). I tried both solutions to no avail; I would still get a blue screen after during the initial install. Then I realized I have the AMD chipset, and thanks to this thread (http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/driver-support/422183-xp-drivers-presario-cq-61-310en.html) was able to find the Raid drivers, slipstream them with Nlite and begin. The SATA hard drive was readable, and the installation commenced.

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Ok guys, this one has me hung up and I would appreciate some help. A user brought me their Compaq CQ61-420US laptop that they purchased from a pawn shop. At first the PC wouldn't even turn on. I ended up having to replace the power cord and a new battery and also had to replace the motherboard fan because it was not spinning and causing the PC to overheat. After I got the hardware part fixed I found that the PC had a lot of malware. I ran a scan and cleaned the PC up completely.

Now when I try to start the PC sometimes the PC will boot just fine and other times The PC just starts up but there is a black screen and the CAPS LOCK AND SCROLL LOCK lights flash. After I completely drain the battery and recharge it then it will fire back up normally. I've also tried different RAM but the issue still persists. I'm thinking this may be a motherboard issue but wanted to post on here and get some of your opinions.

Thanks for any input!
 

A:Issue with Compaq CQ61-420US

The Compaq Presario CQ61-420US (WA976UA#ABA) laptop originally came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Because that laptop was purchased at a pawn shop and contained the programs and debris and issues from its previous owner, it needs to be wiped out and given a fresh start.

The factory restore recovery disc kit for it can be purchased here.

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Hi guys,

I've isntalled Windows XP Professional (32) bit on a HP Compaq CQ61-231TU Machine with the help of nLite.

I had been using Windows XP on same machine. But this time, I'm not able to find its VGA / Graphics Drivers for XP.

Could someone please help me on this ????

Regards,
Farhan
 

A:HP Compaq CQ61 VGA Drivers Not Found

Here is the support and software site for the Compaq Presario CQ61-231TU laptop.
You should add and save this site in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it when needed.

The drivers and downloads section has drivers for Windows Vista and Windows 7, but not for Windows XP.
Did you downgrade that laptop to Windows XP?

That laptop appears to have either an Intel or a NVIDIA graphics device, so we need to confirm which one it has.
Go into the Device Manager and then advise the names of the entries that have a yellow ? next to them.

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Working one day ... may have overheated (sons laptop) and next day - no power

AC charging light is solid white but battery doesnt seem to hold a charge after trying it in another computer.

Power button does nothing, no light reaction, no sounds, no fans, nothing.

Ive tried a hard reset ... no results

Cmos battery?
 

A:Solved: Compaq CQ61 - no power

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I have been experiencing this since returning to a regular non-usb headset, I cannot set independent headphones as default device, I have found a workaround by disabling Speakers and Headphones. I may just have to buy a new USB headset because this is driving me nuts. If Speakers and Headphones are enabled and sound is coming through my headset, minute i key my mic on Ventrilo it goes to speakers on my laptop.

A:Compaq CQ61 IDT HD Audio and Headphones

think i fixed it, disabling independent headphones worked, headphones play right without jumping ship to speakers

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Hi Can someone advise me if this notebook is suitable for the Windows 10 upgrade. I've been told that it doesn't have the correct drivers. I thought that new drivers would be installed with the upgrade? Thank you Jack

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Here's the specs: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c01967531 You have the Intel 4500M GMA graphics and it is a T4400 Pentium dual processor.  Windows 10 does not have a built-in driver for your video chip. However, the internet and youtube are full of workarounds. I have installed Windows 10 on several laptops with that hardware and it will work but in most cases I have eventually gone back to Windows 7 which works better on that era of hardware.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hi,
I wonder if anyone can advise me please?
 
I have an HP  Compaq 2510p notebook which on start up displays this error message:
 
'Your Bios Failed to complete the update'
 
A few seconds later in goes to the HP Invent screen. and then back to the previous error message. These two screens cycle endlessly and there is not a single key stroke I can use to gain access to the bios settings. 
 
Presseing F9, F10, F12 or F-anything works. No key commands work at all. Nor can I boot from internal drive, CD, USB etc.
 
How can I regain access to this faulty machine to restore or repair the bios please?
 
Here is a link to images of the two alternating screens i am stuck in:
 
http://postimg.org/gallery/2oa73dj8q/
 
 
 
P.S. This thread has been moved from Windows Vista to Notebook PCs - Envy, Pavilion, Presario. - Hp Forum Moderator
 











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A:HP Compaq 2510p Bios update failure (stuck in eternal loop))

Hi: It seems you have a similar issue to this model (which is basically the same model as yours except with the 14.1" display). /t5/Notebook-HP-ProBook-ZBook/Issue-with-BIOS-update-on-Compaq-6910p/m-p/2361103#M165620 Your situation seems a bit more serious than mine was, because I (an others on this thread) was able to get into windows, and flash back to F.17.

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I had received my new replacement computer on Friday December 20, 2013 from HP, which is the HP Envy TouchSmart 15-J003CL Notebook PC.
Here are the following specifications:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03979017&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en

Anytime I receive a new computer, which everyone knows usually has extra programs that no one cares about, I'll reimage it with a clean copy of Windows. After re-installing Windows 8, installed all drivers and installed BIOS update. Keep in mind, this is coming directly from HP. After running the update, the computer restarts, and computer powers on, but no display.

Symptoms: Computers powers on, no display, power button lights up, wireless button lights up, ac power port lights up, and caps lock flashes two times, every three seconds.

I did research on the error codes. According to HP, this error indicates that it's a "BIOS Corruption Failure". What a coincidence.

The computer is under warranty, BUT it's already been inconvenience for me as it is. I'm trying to avoid having to send the notebook back, and cause more inconvenience. Is there an alternative method?

***I'm an experienced IT Technician*** I just need some guidance on how to perform a BIOS Recovery. Thanks.
 

A:"BIOS Corruption Failure" on HP Envy Touchsmart 15

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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

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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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Cant find the neccessary drivers for the internet have been here

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=3559331#N337

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.

Edit:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
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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Performed a bios update on my dj/music laptop, after restart the screen remained black with wifi light remaining orange and the caps lock blinking twice every so often. Ive tried downloading the bios recovery and throwing it on a usb, under the hp tools and all that jazz. But upon doing the procedure after the power and windows-B the flash drive lights up and flickers then stops and caps lock starts blinking twice again. Im in dire need to fix this cause i have a festival in 3 weeks. Any input or guide to fixing this would be greatly appreciated.

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I have purchased a Compaq Presario 600 with an Athlon XP 2200+ processor. I do not have a copy of Windows XP to wipe it with. Is there any way with the installed XP that I can refresh this system and remove data frome previous owners? Or Can I load Win 98?
 

A:Compaq Presario 600 ??

Compaqs usually have a hidden partition with all the factory loaded software on it in an image format. As long as it does and you can figure out how to access it you could probable do that - but you almost likely need the XP Product key and may need to reactivate XP after the recovery. XP can only be install on one machine at a time - so if they are still using it you are out of luck.

Watch the boot up for any recovery messages or take a trip to www.Compaq.com and look up the info for your make/model.
 

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I friend of mine purchased this Presario in 2004. She hasn't had internet since about 2006, so she hasn't had any of the updates since then. I brought her tower home with me since I have internet to load her updates. We're trying to get it internet ready. When I brought it home last week nothing would open. So yesterday she gave me the system recovery disc. I started with the Standard Recovery, but there were too many files that it couldn't recover. So I then decided to do a full recovery. After the full recovery it was rebooting and it told me that not all the system could reload and I couldn't hit okaybecause it wouldn't read / acknowledge my mouse. So, I unhooked her computer and rehooked mine to see what her alternatives were. I found a website, they wanted to know all the things it wouldn't oload. All I can remember is that it was things that could me downloaded later like: Norton, AOL, Adobe, MSN, and QuickTime.

So, I unhoked mine and rehooked her's up (and booted up my laptop). When her's came back up it's saying: NTLDR is missing Pres Control + Alt +Delete to Restart

My question for you is there anyway I can save her conputer? She doesn't have a lot of funds, being a singe mother of a 7 yr old and I'm just a good friend trying to help her out.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide

A:Compaq Presario

I decided to see what happened when I ctrl alt delete and then decided to do another recovery. Here's some more info (could not recover errors):
1. C:\WINDOWS\Help\SB\Training\WXPPer\Content\Wave\[email protected]
2. C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntdll.dll
3. C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntkrnlpa.exe
4. C:\WINDOWS\32\dllcache\dinput8.dll
5. C:\Windows\systme32\dllcache\licdll.dll
6. C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\locator.exe
7. C:\WINDOWS\system32\viaservc.dll
9. (Black screen instead of error message)
9. C:\WINDOWS\Installe152ec/msi
10. C:\WINDOWS\Installer\1b2cc.msi

then all of after about 20% a big blue screen with following:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. IF this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced startup... Read more

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How do you access the Bios on a Compac Presario 4110. I keep getting the message 162 Sytems Options not set. 163 Time and Date not set. Having visited Compac they were not a lot of help. Downloading the software recommeded by them was a waste of time, still got the above message. Tried all the usual keystrokes etc no good. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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I have a compaq presario. I have 2Gig memory. I changed services from ATT to comcast internet. now my pc needs to be wiped clean and set up again but when I got the computer I did not get the discs. how can I do this without discs> it wont open up the internet even though I am connected.

Please help
 

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ok I hace a compaq that is all messed up. lets see one day the monitor would not work after a storm. Bought another, For a while the screen would be blue but change back to normal. The pc also would have a hard time starting up after it was in idle. We would do a hard start and for a while that worked. Now when I try to start it it turns on but the monitor says no vga/dvi input. There is also none of the preverable beeps that are supposed to be there so in short (well long)the motherboard is fried? So do I use it as a planter in the yard or is there a way to get it up and running. It runs on XP media center it has a micro ATX form factor motherboard it is also an AMD 64 Anthlon. ram is 256 mb 1Rx16 pc 4200 ddr2 533 mhz. With all that said can I just replace the motherboard and reinstall the reinstallation disks and be up and running? ( if it could only be so easy) What about the cpu. i know many questions here thanks for patients. Please help me. Tina
 

A:compaq presario

does your system have agp or pciex (or even pci) slot free? Is the graphics on board? It sounds like a graphics card problem, even if it is onboard. I'd try a replacement card (even if it's just a pci card) and see what happens...
 

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ok when i start up it shows the compaq logo then theres some beeps and it goes to a black screen. Any help? any way to reset all my stuff? i press f11 and it goes to some bios thing and i really dont know what to do. Thanks
 

A:Compaq presario help

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