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Windows XP Compaq Presario Problem.

Q: Windows XP Compaq Presario Problem.

Hello all...
I recently wanted to install a program which told me i halfway through the installer that i had to have SP3 to run it.
So i googled sp3, went to the microsoft website and downloaded it.
My pc started to do the loop reboot thing thats assicoiated with amd processors..of course i didnt read up on this before i installed it.
So i researched how to fix this problem and came up with alot of different solutions.
I went to go get the xp disk. Inserted it in the drive and pressed F10 upon startup which launched the system recovery thing for compaq. I clicked recover or whatever and it started to do its thing, next thing i know its reinstalled xp...
So im thinking its wiped everything and installed a fresh version of XP which is not the case.
It still shows the programs in the program list but i cant use them and when i look at the C: drive capacity, there is still the same amount taken up and a little bit more, as i had previously before the crash.
Ive kinda worked out that its installed itself over the top of my older xp? but i dont know how to get this back
Please help!

A: Windows XP Compaq Presario Problem.

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Please help!!! I have been searching for almost 3 days now in different forums for an answer and can't find ANYTHING that will work!!! SO FRUSTRATED!!!

I have a compaq presario r4000 laptop that I just upgraded with more RAM and windows 7 which is awesome and everything went totally smooth EXCEPT my audio won't work!!! It says the driver is not correct and have tried installing a few different ones and nothing has worked for me... I have seen plenty of people online that have started threads that have the same problem but no one so far has had a solution...

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

Compaq Presario R4000
Windows 7
cpt4370a Conexant ac-link audio

A:Compaq Presario R4000 Audio Driver - Windows 7 problem

Welcome!

Make sure your speakers are set as the default device in Control Panel>Sound.

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Hello-have prev worked with Compaq tech support 3 sessions but still have same problem with video. Until recently, I could watch MSNBC video OK. Have never been able to watch CNN video. No new software has been added to computer recently. Now, when I click to see video on MSNBC, it acts like it's going to open, then get x in corner and says done in taskbar. Then screen comes up telling me to install free software and a link to windows media player 10. I do this, it loads as it should, and I try to install as normal. At end of installation, it gives me error message from Windows Media Technologies. It says"this version of WMT is incompatible with this version of windows. For more info view the info at the Microsoft website". Have tried this several times. Have gone thru several scenarios with compaq and tried many different remedies. Have tried to uninstall all WMP entirely and reinstall. Many restarts. Disc popup blocker, antivirus, firwall, defrag, run programs that compaq had me try. Same prob now. Have the 8 system recovery disc's from compaq if all else fails but don't want to do that if it can be corrected any other way.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1650NX that is probably about 3 years old. It locks up during start up on the Windows Microsoft XP screen. I don't even know where to start to fix it or figure out what's wrong. Any suggestions?

A:xp compaq presario start up problem

Can you start the machine in Safe Mode?

This is accessed by tapping the F8 key during startup (you'll probably need to do this about once every two-to-three seconds from the time you turn the machine on - shouldn't take more than 20-30 seconds to reach the menu), and selecting Safe Mode from the menu that appears.

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Hi,
My Compaq Presario 2100 boot up to this:
PreBoot Execution Evnironment
PXE_E61 Media Test Failure. Check cable.
Then tries to reboot again.

Then I use the QuickRecover CDs that comes with my laptop. I get this:
Exception 0E ErrorCode=0004
CauseWay Error 09 Unrecoverable exception.
The CD eject.

Then I try to boot from the MS OS CD.
I managed to get into the recover mode and get a c:\
I tried chkdsk, fdsk, but got invalid drive.

Looks like my harddrive is gone.
Questions:
I want to get a bigger drive 40GB from the same manufacturer(Toshiba), will it be compatible with the BIOS, etc?
I tried to manually pull out the harddrive from under the front of the keyboard. But I don;t want to break anything in so doing. Any ideas?

Any suggestions is much appreciated.
 

A:Compaq Presario Boot problem

As I ahve been working with computers my whole life you must be one person that might not know a lot. I am not calling you a liar or anything but I do not believe that your hard drive is under the keyboard as HP owns compaq and I ahve not seen an HP note book that has a Hard Drive under the Key Board. I believe your hard drive is under tha lab top or at the front. Mind it being you will have to take some screws out and go hunting.

On anoter note if your Hard Drive was fried yur lap top would not even reconize it. There for Ibeleieve it is a windows installaion problem I think yiou said you are using Win XP. If you are do a full format of your Note Book and try to reload the boot disks. If the boot disks dont work the just load windws as your boot disks might have a problem or are corrupted with scratches mis use etc.

Need any more help IM me.
 

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My Compaq Presario X1000 has a problem that i find impossible to fix. What happens is that when I turn on the pc, it doesnt respond and just stays blank even though all the lights are on. When i learnt about the pressing the top of the f6 button while turning it on, it works. But during using the pc, it would somehow flicker and turn black again. Is there any way to permanently solve this problem?
 

A:Compaq Presario X1000 problem.

It sounds like you have a hardware problem. Maybe a power short. Maybe a bad power cable or connector. Maybe a bad motherboard. The possiblities are nearly endless.

If you feel that you are not skilled enough with notebook hardware, consider taking it to professional. Often they will diagnose for free or little money.
 

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Hi All

I own a Compaq Presario F551AU laptop. It has been playing up so I used the HP system restore feature to restore it to factory settings. This meant that all data would be destroyed as the disk would be formatted as part of the process. Part of the process was to back up all other data which I did to a USB disk and it worked perfectly. The computer was then formatted and restored to factory and all works fine.

Now comes the problem.

When I use this to restore the back from the HP resotre utility is does not find the disk drive with the back up on it. Yet I can access the drive and find the back up files manually. Part of the back up file is an application which also sets the process as well. This also does not find the necessary files.HP say sorry no idea and of course windows back up does not recognise it.

Lots of important data on this. If anyone can help I would appreciate it very much.

Thanks

TonyinOz
 

A:compaq presario restore problem

Try this.
 

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Hi:

Here's the problem:

Someone asked me to see if I could upgrade an early (old) Compaq Presario 5WV254 computer. The first thing I did was max out the RAM (768MB) using Crucial's 'certified' Compaq modules.

This dinosaur has a 40GB hard drive and an nVidia 8MB graphics card. I placed Windows XP Pro into the drive and proceeded to format the drive with NTFS. Everything went smoothly, and the machine rebooted after installing the drivers, etc.

Unfortunately, instead of continuing to proceed with the usual installation process, it starts the initial setup process over and over (I let this happen about 7 times) and will not complete the installation.

I've performed upgrades on lots of these older Compaq Presarios, but have never encountered this before.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how this issue can resolved?

Thanks in advance.

Griff
 

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When starting this pc it will load the BIOS but is then unable to load the Win XP software. It gives a message stating that it is unable to find the system software telling me to initiate the repair process.

By pressing the 'r' key a restart of the pc is initiated causing the pc to reboot. Sometimes the boot process will find the systems software and other time I will need to press either the F1 key to go into the BIOS setup and the exit or press the F8 key to go into safe mode startup to cause the pc to find the system software and thus start up.

This pc has all of the latest updates from Microsoft loaded onto it. The XP version is 2002 and with service pack 2 installed.

I have run the PC-Doctor software installed on the pc which tells me that there are no problems with the hard disk. That being case, is the problem with the operating system? If so how might I obtain the repair disk the BIOS is asking for?

Any help would be appreciated!

A:Compaq Presario startup problem

Your pc should have came with a XP Installation Disk. All you do is insert the CD in the CD Tray and reboot. When it ask to press any button to boot from CD, press any button and the CD will start to load files. Once that is complete (usually 2-5 minutes) press ENTER the press R to repair Operating System

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I bumped my laptop this morning on the mouse pad (the thing you run your finger on to move the mouse curser) pretty hard and my laptop shutdown, as I went to power it back on it wouldn't turn on. I can click the power button all I like nothing will start up. I took off the caseing above the RAM and hard-drive and made sure they didn't shimmy loose, after I made sure neither was loose I put the covers back on and I'm still having the same problem.
I have been having hard-drive problems latley and have to replace the hard-drive but thats beside the point.(Laptop only works in safe mode with networking). I have someone who wants to buy it with the current hard-drive problem due to the great price I offered. But I am ensured that theire not going to buy it if the damn thing wont power on.
The power cord and battery work just fine. (Was working good last night) Could somthing be loose? I have read tons of articles on this matter and nothing I saw applies to me. Would this have somthing to do with the CPU and Motherboard parts getting loose enough so it cannot recive power? Or is this one of them problems when I have to either take the whole damn thing apart and sauder stuff or what? Any imput will be greatly apreciated.
 

A:HP Compaq Presario F700 problem

You need to disassemble the case to get to the MousePad unit... remove, adjust, and replace it, then remove or disable the current touchpad drivers, and reinstall them from a Presariou download...
It there is any permanent damage, you will see it, but usually it is an adjustment of components.
 

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I just got a used Compaq Presario V2000 laptop. It was working fine but it was running slow and there were some other problems so I formatted the drive and installed windows xp. Now, all of the hardware is unrecognized. The speakers arent found, the video card isnt found, the monitor, wifi internet, etc. Everything either isnt found or its generic so under monitor it just says "Video Monitor". Can anyone help me with this? I got it used so I dont have a recovery disk or anything. Here are the specs:

1.7 or so Ghz Amd Sempron 3100+
around 896mb of ram
128mb ATI RADEON video card (forget which one)
Altec Lansing speakers

Thats all I know from the top of my head. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could help me.
 

A:Compaq Presario V2000 Problem

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i used to have win vista , move to win 7 ultimate , no audio anymore , can you help me?
thanks
[ Sonido DirectX ]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ Controlador primario de sonido ]

Propiedades del dispositivo DirectSound:
Descripci?n del dispositivo Controlador primario de sonido
M?dulo del controlador
Buffers principales 0
Tama?o de muestra min/m?x de los buffers secundarios0 / 0 Hz
Formatos de sonido de los buffers principales Ninguno
Fomatos de sonido de los buffers secundarios Ninguno
Buffers de sonido (total/libres) 0 / 0
Buffers de sonido est?ticos (total/libres) 0 / 0
Buffers de sonido fluidos (total/libres) 0 / 0
Buffers de sonido 3D (total/libres) 0 / 0
Bufers de sonido 3D est?ticos (total/libres) 0 / 0
Buffers de sonido 3D fluidos (total/libres) 0 / 0

Funciones del dispositivo DirectSound:
Controlador certificado No
Dispositivo emulado No
Tama?o de muestra preciso No soportado
DirectSound3D No soportado
Creative EAX 1.0 No soportado
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Have you update the drivers from the HP/Compaq website?

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My desktop goes straight to this screen. And nothing else happens.

A:Compaq presario booting problem! Help!

Some more info would really help. Make and model, what is the screen it goes to?

Can you get to the safe boot menu (F8 on startup)?

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Hello,

I have Compaq Presario C784TU laptop with windows 7 updated on it.

Recently while watchng a movie,the audio suddenly started giving problems.
i updated my audio driver in the device manager and it installed Conexant High Definition Audio Driver 221. After installing that,my audio completely stopped working.

Also,that my headphones are working but only the speakers have stopped working.
I have checked all the settings and also i dont think there is any problem with the hardware.

Could any one please help me with this.

Thanks.

A:Compaq Presario audio problem

Hi,

I would suggest you to run Windows Audio Playback Diagnose and Repair from the below MS FIX-IT: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/AudioPlayback/

If the issue still persists, then go to control panel/sound/speakers/properties/advanced/restore defaults.

If nothing works, I suggest that you uninstall and reinstall the drivers for your Audio device. This will reset all Audio Components.

Kindly revert and let us know if that fixes your issue.

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hi, i have problem with my compaq presario m2000. i cannot it turn on.
it only displays the compaq logo. Pliss help me.Sory for my english.thank for you help.
 

A:compaq presario m2000 problem

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Hi there!,

I have a Compaq Presario 1400 notebook model 14XL355 (celeron 667). It came with 64 MB of RAM (integrated). I have just bought an additional 128 MB of RAM (branch infineon, model hys64v16220gdl-7.5-c2), but when I connected it, my laptop did recognize only 64MB. That is, now my laptop says I have 128 MB when I am supposed to have 192MB.

Any idea about what's happening?

Thanks!
 

A:compaq presario RAM addition problem

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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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Hi guys, I have a unique problem. After my laptop HP Compaq CQ50 comes out of hibernation or standby the sound no longer functions properly. I get no sound at all. A quick reboot fixes the problem but it would be nice if I could get it to work after coming out of hibernation. Any suggestions? Thanks.

M51

A:HP Compaq Presario CQ50 sound problem

Hi M51.If you're using Vista it's a known issue and there is an update (937077) that addresses that here.If it doesn't work, or you already have it, or you do not have Vista, let us know.Well actually, let us know anyway.

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When I insert an SD card into the reader, the computer will recognize it but I can not open it or move things onto it. If I go into My Computer it shows the card as being there, but when I double click on it nothing happens. Any advice?
 

A:Compaq Presario R3000 SDcard problem

Try it in another device to see if it can read or store there... Flash memory cards have a very bad failure rate.
You might also try reformatting the card.
 

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I got a Compaq Presario 1800 as a hand-me-down from my friend. It has a sound problem: no sound from the laptop speakers can be heard. The headphone jack is messed up, and the O shaped plate that goes on the plug is missing. But, if I plug in headphones and point the headphone plug up, sound can be heard from the headphones. Is there any way to fix the laptop speakers?

Thanks!
 

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first please take a look at this video on the youtube which i took to show the problem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaXr3y5c9? if u cant the access youtube then there is a picture of the laptop http://i54.tinypic.com/o5s082.jpg
anyone know how to fix it??? it was working untill i restarted the system and i have tried reinstalling the copy of windows 7 and bt no luck stilll bt it works fyn on the external screen if i connect it through the VGA port.... Bt the screen resolution stays 1024 x 768 cant change it to higher version at all..... Please some1 help me................... Laptop is Compaq Presario v3239tu model........
cant see the bios screen at all to get into that

i reinstalled the copy of windows 7 through the external screeen
 

A:Display problem with Compaq Presario v3239tu

The YouTube video is corrupt... It doesn't look like the HP support has a Windows 7 video driver for your model laptop. Did the laptop originally come with Vista installed or XP? If you have a Nvidia video chip, you might find a better driver there at the Nvidia support website
 

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We bought two Compaq lap tops for our kids at the same time. One has never really held a charge very long on the battery. Battery went completly dead, will not even start with the power cord that still works. Is there an intrenal battery that needs changed?

THANKS
 

A:Power Problem with Compaq Presario 2200

Did you try removing the battery, yet keeping the adapter plugged in and booting? There is no internal battery - but if the laptop won't start with just the cord, then typically it's a larger hardware issue (motherboard, bad component, etc.)
 

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My compaq laptop screen is not working properly. The problem is that i can not see full screen of my laptop. it appear two side one is fully black and another side window appear but in two horizontal part. What is wrong? And how do I fix it? Please help.
something like that

A:compaq presario c700 screen problem

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

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Hi i have a compaq presario r4000 had it about a year now and every time i turn him on the dvd rom drive makes a cracking sound and does not play anymore dvds or cds
it is a hp GCC-4244N

Any body got anyideas on how to fix it

Greets

 

A:compaq presario r4000 dvdr om problem

THe noise it makes is the same as an old fashioned harddrive
and if i put a cd or dvd in it does not regonise it
ideas anybody?
 

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I have the following problem with my XP Home SP2 Compaq F762AU laptop.

Sometimes after shutting down the laptop refuses to turn on when I hit the power key. Dead. It's only when I hit the power key together with the Fn key it would power up. This is a combo I accidentally found while grappling to turn it on yesterday, and it happened again just minutes ago. Sure enough hitting the Fn and power keys together at the same time turns it on. Like I said this doesn't happen all the time when I shut down and turn it back on, only sometimes, but it's bugging me.

I realise it may not be too big an issue but it bothers me nonetheless - who knows it could get worse (say, refusing to turn on at all).

Anybody ever experienced this?

Thanks!
 

A:Compaq Presario F762AU Powering Problem

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I have a presario 700 it shuts down after a couple of minutes. I tried just booting to BIOS and same thing happens. It's probably a heat issue but is there anyone with a suggestion to remedy the situation?
 

A:Compaq Presario 700 laptop shut down problem

Fan works but it is mostly on high. The BIOS stinks doesn't have much to choose from and temp is not an option. I am going to try the dusting hopefully that will be a quick fix. thanks for the response.
 

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I have winME installed on Compaq Presario 5000 with 700mhz celeron 64mb ram 15 gig drive with a DVD and CDRW.

The computer recognizes the DVD which works great but the CDRW is not recognized at all in control panel. The light on the CDRW blinks once on boot up. I took cover off and reseated all connections which are tight.

If I run compaq diagnostics, the computer locks up. If I add new hardware it never finds the CDRW drive.

I went to compaq help site online and ran a diagnostic there which worked without locking up. However the CDRW is not found on list of hardware.

I cannot figure out how to check bios to see if it is configured wrong.. BTW, I have an extra Creative Blaster CDRW(new) that could be installed, but since this compaq is new I hate to replace something in it without making sure it is broken. Also, I dont want to send my new computer off to a service center if I can fix it.

Any ideas on what I can do?
 

A:Compaq Presario 5000 having CDRW problem

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I have a Compaq Presario that lacks a Ethernet cable link. It only has phone line links, but no Ethernet cable link. The network connection I use requires my Adapter to be able to connect with an Ethernet cable, but my desktop for the Presario doesn't have one.

Question: Is there any kind of cable that has the Ethernet on one side, and a Phone Line cable at the other side that I am able to purchase? Or is there any kind of link cable of some sort that could help my ethernet cable connect to this computer that does not have an Ethernet cable link? Thank you if helped.>.<
 

A:Ethernet cable problem with Compaq Presario

If you have a USB port, you can buy a USB to ethernet adapter for about 10 dollars.
 

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I've just bought a Compaq Presario v6000 with vista - the Wifi connection to my DLINK router if giving me intermittent problems.

The link to the router seems to remain up but i lose my connectivity to the internet. This can happen if I leave the unit idle for a few mins or I hibernate/sleep the unit. The only way I'm able to the re-connect is to shut down and restart the Laptop.

Has anyone seen this before?

A:Compaq Presario v6000 Wifi problem

See other posts in this forum - seems there is a known hardware problem with the laptops and wireless networks. I am having the same issues with mine. Only mine is out of warranty and dont really want to send it away for repairs.

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Greetings

I have a Compaq Presario 1685 notebook, and its TFT display has clouded up on me till its all white and nothing is visible on the desktop.

An external monitor works fine on the system (which kinda eliminates the video card) but I beleive something might be up with the screen itself.

The problem occurred previously, and I solved it when I noticed that applying delicate pressur to certain spots behind the screen, cause the display to return as normal..

This doesn't work anymore though.

Another thing is.. when the computer is off for a long time (about a day) it takes longer for the screen to get cloudy white. For example.. the system would boot normally, the red COMPAQ logo would appear, followed by the initialization screens, and the Windows 98 startup screen.. then the desktop would appear.. and a couple minutes after, it would turn white.. boom..

If anyone has any ideas on this.. I"d love to hear 'em... THANX!
 

A:Compaq Presario 1685 Display Problem

It sounds like the laptop display is shot. Contact Compaq to see how much it will cost to replace it.
 

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Hi,

Recently my Presario 2100 keyboard gives me a problem: the G key won't work anymore, but pressing H or ' or the up arrow will also trigger the G key, it can only be stopped by pressing another key:

hgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggw
'ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggf

I did take out the keyboard and spray it with compressed air (in a bike workshop), and it is still the same.

It there any way to solve this problem, without having to pay for a new one?

Thanks for any advice.
 

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hi guys i am new to this forum and i am not very familiar with hardware part so i
am having a compaq presario b1011 notebook and the dvd rom drive automatically ejects out of the system whenever i switch on the system and if i close it again it automatically ejects and i have done a firmware upgrade too downloaded from the hp website still the problem remains can u kindly guide me with this problem

thank you
 

A:compaq presario b1011-dvd rom drive problem

Does the drive in fact refuse to stay closed at all when the machine is powered on?
 

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Hello all,
I have a machine here that was working fine up till 2 days ago. And now it won't boot up. There is no POST, the monitors LED cycyles (indicating it is connected to the tower and in power save mode), and no beep codes. The LED's on the front of the tower are lit (both power and HD) and the power supply fan runs but that is it. The HD does not spin nor does the CD drives eject buttion fuction (indicating no power). The whole unit acts as though it is in sleep mode.

I am gussing the power supply failed, anyone else have any experence to the contrary or have other ideas?

Oh I also tried wiping the CMOS but to no avail. Any help with this is appreaced.

-Gameman
 

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1879UK and when I pressed the start button on the tower the PC did not come on but the light surrounding the start button flashed continuously. I tried to press the button in to turn it off but nothing happened and the light kept flashing. Eventually I turned the power off at the wall. When I turned it back on the same thing happened. However, when I tried after about an hour turned off at the wall the PC came on as normal. It has done this several times variously coming on and not. Now it will not come on at all and the start button light keeps flashing.

Would be grateful for some help.

Thanks
mygoose
 

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I have a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop, about 4 years old, and it fails to start up 100% of the time. Successful start ups happen now around 40% of the time. Typically it starts up with the Compaq logo at the beginning and either stops there or goes blank to the cursor at the top left corner. I've tried to open it on safe mode when it doesn't start up properly, but to no avail or I forcefully shut down the computer until it starts up. Is there a way to ensure that it does start up, because I have gone through dry spells for weeks before I have a successful start up?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm not so savvy on the computer lingo so relatively simple explanations are greatly appreciated as well!
 

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Customer's Presario was attempting to load into XP home and stopped at screen with mouse pointer that didn't move when mouse was moved. Booted into safe mode. Same thing. Booted to recovery partition. More or less same thing. Finally convinced Compaq tech support to send the recovery cds. It recreated the restore partition and then, IIRC, stalled at the same place when it tried to restore the Windows partition. Finally, I tried to install windows 98, and it stalled out during registry creation.

Somewhere along the line, I started to suspect a hardware issue. :-/

I've checked both the RAM and hard drive and they're clean. A friend has suggested that it might be the mouse's PS2 port and to try turning it off in BIOS and use an USB mouse. I haven't tried that yet - I'm working on another computer.

Does anybody have any other suggestions, or should I start shopping around for a new mobo if that doesn't work?
 

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Hi guys my laptop is giving me startup problems when i press the power button the processor light flicks and the fan runs but only for a few seconds, shuts down and starts again on its on. It does that several times before it finally loads win XP.What could be wrong and what can i do?And it sometimes shows blue screen when im working and reboots.
 

A:Compaq Presario 2100 startup problem.HELP

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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.
 

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The symptoms of this problem are so specific. I hope someone recognizes them.

My computer will not finish booting normally. The screen will either remain totally blank or else it will begin booting only to go blank or sometimes some small section of the screen will be repeated all over it. The boot up process always fails in one of four places:
1) The screen will remain totally blank on power up.
2) The COMPAQ logo will appear for 2 or so seconds then it will fail.
3) The COMPAQ logo will come and go, then the cursor blinks in the upper-left corner for a few seconds, and then it will fail.
4) Windows will start loading and "Microsoft Corporation" will appear on the screen for about 1/2 seconds, then it fails.

On all occasions, the fans and LEDs will turn on, and the HD and DVD make noises.

This is the part I hope will be a huge clue to some of you out there. If anything appears on the screen during two consecutive attempts to turn the computer on, then it will always successfully finish booting on the latter attempt. It will never finish booting unless this happens.

What is strange is that it seems to know whether something appeared on the screen during the previous attempt, because during the one immediately after that, the screen almost always remains totally blank. So at most something will show on the screen only every other time I turn the computer on.

It usually takes a large number of tries before something will appear on the screen during two consecutiv... Read more

A:Strange Boot-Up Problem Compaq Presario

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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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I have a Compaq Presario V5000 that won't power up. The fan powers up for just a half second and then shuts down again, but the power light stays on. There is NO post or boot. No screen. It did this intermittently at first but is now permanent. I've done all the power options - no battery, etc. This seems to be a common problem with HP/Compaq laptops. Is it worth replacing the motherboard or should I just scrap it?
 

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After purchasing (1) 128 MB SDRAM, PC133 RAM stick for my old Compaq Presario, Model 5822, with a Pentium II processor, 550 MHZ, I realized that the "Computer Wiz" sales kid at the Best Buy didn't know what the heck he was talking about.

After a search here, (what I should have done before buying) I checked the following sites that were recomended by the TG members:

http://www.4allmemory.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.memorySearch&manufacturer_id=25&model_id=12636

http://www.crucial.com./store/listp...Compaq&cat=RAM&model=Presario+5822.&submit=Go

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/con...asp?SysID=+8681+&distributor=0&submit1=Search

Apparently, I should have bought 1(or 2) PC100, SDRAM RAM stick(s). However, I still have a few questions that I hope someone will answer:

1) Memory.com & Crucial.com say that the maximum memory for this computer is 256 MB, while Kingston.com says that the maximum possible is 512 MB. The computer has two RAM Slots (64 MB & a 32 MB). Who is right?

2) On the package of the new, ill purchased, 128 MB PC 133, it shows also 16x64. What does this mean? Should I watch out for these numbers during my next trip to BEST BUY?

3) Whats the deal with DDRAM, SDRAM, RAM, .....Which one is right for my computer?

Thanks....

PS. In case anybody is wondering, I put in the 128 MB RAM along with the existing 64 MB RAM. The Computer displayed (counted) the RAM up in the top corner (white characters on a black sc... Read more

A:Another RAM Upgrade Problem~Compaq Presario 5822

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Hiya

The screen on my Compaq Presario C700 has gone green and fractally.It looks a bit like its eaten someones' acid. Not ideal, and is a bit migraine inducing...

It comes back to life if I tilt the screen right back, which says to me its a loose connection somewhere. Its not the motherboard, as I have checked it on an external monitor and is fine...

BUT

I have disassembled and re-assembled and its still the same, and now have a query...

Behind the screen, along with the ZIF connector that connects at the top , there is a tiny white plug on a silver cable that isnt connected to anything, and I cannot see anywhere it should live. Is this for a camera maybe, or is this maybe my problem?

Please, any advise would be massively appreciated. The disassembly manual on HPs website was completely useless, it appears to be for a different model than the one I asked for...

I look forward to your reply

Andy
 

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Hello,

The sound on my 3-month old Compaq Presario SR5510F is not functioning at all. I cannot hear the sound on webcasts. There is no sound on clips on the internet, including videos. I cannot hear any music playback ;and now, I cannot hear persons that I chat with on the Skype, though they hear me when I speak.

I took the computer to the Geek Squad today at BEST BUY. They tested it with their accessories and told me all was fine. I bought a new headset and external speakers. When I returned home and connected these, together with my DELL monitor, to the computer, there again was no sound.

It is very frustrating not having the sound as I do conferencing on Skype and Go To Meeting quite frequently. I have one on Monday morning. I need and will appreciate your help for solution.

Thanks.
 

A:Sound problem with Compaq Presario SR5510F

Hi there

Have you tried reinstalling the drivers for your soundcard?

To do so you must first uninstall the current drivers by starting a run dialog (Either Start > Run or by holding down the windows key and pressing "R") and typing in:

devmgmt.msc

You find your sound card/audio device, right click, go to properties, and under the driver tab select "uninstall."

Then download and install the correct driver:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=2093&product=3740354

if that doesn't work, try this one:

ftp://152.104.238.19/pc/audio/WDM_R198.exe
To find other drivers for your system and more support go to:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=3740354&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us
 

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Hey Guys, Problem number 50000 has occured lol

Trying to boot up my Compaq Presario V6000 after not using it for a while
It'll start up for a while then just cut off...
Next time it comes up blue screen with this on it

***STOP: 0x00000005c (0x0000010B,0x00000003,0x00000000,0x0000000)

What on earth does this mean?
How can i fix this?
I've tried rebooting to factory still problems occuring?

Any ideas guys?

Cheers
Paul
 

A:Compaq Presario v6000 major problem

1st thing I would try is to re-seat the RAM, pull it out blow it off and put it back in...(make sure there all the way in)
if you get in windows, go to C:/windows/minidumps, copy them here, maybe someone with more experience can look at them for you...

good luck!
 

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Hello,
I purchased a Compaq presario V3617LA laptop a couple of months ago which is running Windows Vista. Here is the problem I have been having:

It frequently freezes for several seconds and then shuts off. This seems to happen when it is attempting to load a web site with many images, though it often happens when only one or two applications are open as well. It is as if only a few MB of the 1024 MB are functioning.

I have run the hard drive diagnostic test, memory test, and did a system reinstallation as well with no success.

That is my main problem. Another minor question... how does one disable the function where touching the touch pad is equivalent to a left mouse click?

Thanks so much for any assistance.
 

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Good evening,

I have a Presario 1500 notebook for more than ten years now but after my last format it is impossible to watch smooth streaming video (YouTube for example).

I did what I do every time, I used the original system recovery cd's, the original Windows XP OS cd and of course I downloaded the usual drivers (chipset, sound, video-graphics) but the problem persists. Furthermore, after a while the computer crashes in an ATIfailure kind of type.

I tried various sites with drivers but nothings seems to work.

PLEASE HELP!
 

A:Compaq Presario 1500US video problem

The exact error would be helpful. However, if your description is semi accurate, it sounds like the laptop has an ATI video chipset and the error would indicate an ATI video driver crash.

It's generally recommended to only use the drivers supplied by the laptop manufacturer. So try updating/reinstalling the video drivers and use the drivers from Compaq (even though they are likely old).

Having said that, you can try getting drivers directly from the video chipset manufacturer. But drivers directly from the chipset manufacturer don't always work.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario V5000 that won't power up. The fan powers up for just a half second and then shuts down again, but the power light stays on. There is NO post or boot. No screen. It did this intermittently at first but is now permanent. I've done all the power options - no battery, etc. This seems to be a common problem with HP/Compaq laptops. I replaced the CPU to no effect. Is it worth replacing the motherboard or should I just scrap it?
 

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My compaq laptop screen is not working properly. The problem is that i can not see full screen of my laptop. it appear two side one is fully black and another side window appear but in two horizontal part. What is wrong? And how do I fix it? Please help.
something like that

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i normally hibernate on my laptop, so that i can resume later. lately, it seems that my operating system
has been corrupted, so that instead of hibernating, it is sleeping or something? powering up does not resume. accidental comboination of fn+f2 apparently resumed it once. now, i can't resume or reboot at all. when i power on, the machine attempts to boot using the dvd drive, then powers off.
any ideas ? thx
 

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Okay I have a Compaq Notebook 3.25gb running Windows xp home. Okay this is the problem... it wont boot anymore (not a laptop tech). Now I've removed the battery and plugged It into the AC Outlet...still no power.. so I'm thinking okay maybe it's the plug...Not!! I place that same hp adapter to another laptop and it works fine. Can anyone provide some instructions on what steps I should take now. I'm thinking it's the board itself or the pin connector on the laptop... thanks in advance here
 

A:COMPAQ PRESARIO 2200/NOTEBOOK..Power Problem

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i reinstall windows xp home edition and need the correct drivers for my compaq presario v2000. most of the drivers on the hp website doesn't seen to work such as the bios and sound drivers. i get some kind of error why trying to install them. my computer can't get sound. am i downloading the correct drivers? where can i download the correct drivers or is there a cd i can download with the drivers?
 

A:compaq presario v2000 driver and sound problem

There are three models on the HP site.
Compaq Presario V2000 CTO Notebook PC

Compaq Presario V2000T CTO Notebook PC

Compaq Presario V2000Z CTO Notebook PC

Which one is yours?
 

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I have a 2009 compaq presario. Recently I turned it on and saw nothing but a white screen with some vertical streaks of different colors so I turned it off. A few hours later I turned it on again and saw the standard black and white screen with text saying that the computer was improperly shut down and asked if I wanted to start in safe mode. But my keyboard strokes had no effect, and the highlighted option did not change when I pressed the up and down arrows, nor did the screen change when I pressed enter. But I waited a few minutes and eventually got the login screen for windows vista, showing my icon and the guest icon. Again, nothing on the screen changed when I pressed enter or attempted to move the cursor with the mouse. Then a minute later the screen slowly started to fade to white, with the colored vertical streaks as described earlier. Soon the white and the streaks filled the whole screen. A few minutes later though the login screen suddenly appeared again, but it was still unresponsive and again slowly faded to white.

I believe that the operating system itself is probably in good order, and it is probably responding to all of my keystrokes, but that it's the video signal or the monitor that is failing. I would like to determine which it is. Do I have a faulty monitor, or is the problem with the video card? Or with something else?

Secondly, if it is a simple hardware problem, I have a 2nd laptop of the same model. How difficult would it be to swap out needed ... Read more

A:problem with monitor/video [compaq presario laptop]

If the 2nd laptop is exactly the same model you can put the hard drive from the problem laptop into the other laptop and, if there is no problem with that hard drive, it should boot into Windows.

See how that goes and let us know. What model Compaq laptop are they ?
 

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Last year, I did a clean install of Windows Vista Basic 32-bit in this computer and then donated it to a neighbor.

Its motherboard has SiS 760 graphics, but the heatsink on the chip was broken off and I was concerned about overheating, so I installed a NVIDIA GeForce 6200 AGP card.

The computer has been working fine since I set it up.

The neighbor contacted me today about the display alternating between normal size and too large, depending on when and how many times the computer is restarted.

I discovered the display adapter in the Device Manager to be on "Standard VGA Adapter" instead of on "NVIDIA GeForce 6200".

Thinking the neighbor had accidentally uninstalled the driver while uninstalling some other programs, I checked the Programs And Features list and saw it still listed there.

I decided to uninstall the driver and then install a more current version.

To my surprise, the current version and a few older versions refused to install because they detected the graphics device as incompatible.

I know the AGP card hasn't died because the monitor is connected to it and displaying.

I'm really stumped at this point, so I'm hoping someone has a solution.

-------------------------------------------------------
 

A:Graphics Problem With Compaq Presario SR1320NX Desktop

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Well my computer has got an overheating problem underneath it and I have no idea how to fix it.

It have happened the hole entire time I have had this Computer.

My computer works well in other aspects apart from that.

Thanks

Reuben
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ50 Over Heating Problem, Anyway to treat it?

Hello Reuben13,
Some more information would be great due to your computer overheating.
Try running PC Wizzard, that monitors the CPU temperature and things like GFX card, ect

Here is the link for the download to PC Wizzard :http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php
Please report back with the temperature reading of your CPU, HDD ect.

Also Try looking at the back of your laptop/computer for blocked/clogged air vents that aren't getting proper airflow. or stickers that are covering those vents.

Are you putting your desktop/laptop on a cool surface?
please let me know.
thankyou
 

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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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Hi all,
I have a Compaq Presario 6300us that fails to boot. It goes into the POST and gives me one long beep, then after a few seconds repeats. I have looked around for Compaq POST codes but have not found any for the newer MB's. Anyone know of a site with newer POST codes for Compaq's? I tried the Compaq/HP site but it is only the basic information (installing, drivers etc) and not what I am looking for. Any help is apprecated.

-Gameman
 

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 Hello, this is my first post at HP and I will try to explain it the best as I know.All started when I installed Windows 10 Enterprise 64Bits at this notebook, Compaq Presario CQ60-120ES.As default the video driver was with alert but it was not problem at all because the screen was working witha basic Window Driver and after try to find online driver to the video device It was installed a very good driver,but,...But, after a few weeks I understood that, when I closed the screen and open it again, after the hibernation orsuspend, the screen was always color black, the computer awake always but the screen was black, then I pressed the power on ten seconds to completely power off the notebook and then I could turn on as always. A good day I decided to fix the issue with closing/open the screen and black screen as result, then I returned to install Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bits. I was very happy surprised when the Windows 7 installation finishes, becausethe first that I did it was close and open the screen, and now was working very well. I did not know if the main problem was at the video device driver or in some differences between energy administration of Windows 10 and Windows 7. Then I follow the first thread, the video driver. I downloaded three video drivers to FV598EA#ABE to the intel graphics solution, one to Windows Vista 32 bit and two to Windows 7, one for 32 and other for 64 bit. Finally I returned to install Windows 10, the unique driver that I was enable... Read more

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Hi All,

Hope you can help me.

I have a Compaq Presario C300 Laptop which i am working on.

The screen is faint so at 1st i thought it would be the backlight or the inverter. I changed the inverter to a new working one and no change was seen. I then changed the screen to a working one and that still didn't fix the problem.

I have hooked up the computer to an external monitor and it works fine.

I now am unsure what the problem can be other than the cable.

Can anyone else give me an idea as to what the problem is?

Thank you in advance.
 

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Hello everyone!

I have been having this issue recently that I need help with. I am fairly clued up when it comes to computers, but this one has me stumped.

I have a COMPAQ Presario F500AU
1.8GHz AMD Turion x64 X2 Duel Core processor
Nvidia GeForce 6100
Broadcom Wireless
15.4" WXGA Widescreen LCD display
Windows 7 Ultimate beta Ver. 1000 (Windows Vista Home Basic was standard with it)

I recently had to take my DVD drive out and re-insert it due to dusty contacts. I put my laptop back together and inserted the DVD drive back in.

Please note, when I did all this, I was wearing a static strap connected to the computer while working on it on an anti-static mat with the mains and battery disconnected from it.

When I insert my DVD drive into the laptop, my laptop lights up, but I get no video signal. After about 30 seconds my computer turns off and on again. If I take my DVD drive out of my laptop, it boots as per normal.

Has anyone got any ideas as to how I could solve this issue?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Cheers,
David
 

A:Compaq Presario Optical Drive/Boot problem

*bump*

I really need help on this one! I still can't figure it out. Any ideas?
 

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Hi,My laptop is showing "Enter Administrator Password or Power On Password"I cant find any password that have worked but after a few tryes is says System Disables, Key: 55053602 .Can somebody help me,Thanks

A:Compaq Presario CQ35 System Disable Problem

@pejal? Enter   40931224 Regards, DP-K

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My brother recently bought a new HP desktop PC so he wants to sell his old laptop (Compaq Presario 700, Windows XP Home Edition) and we both agreed we should do a full restore to completely wipe the hard drive clean to it's original slate and we have the original Compaq ''QuickRestore'' discs and for whatever reason, they're not working. There is three CD's and not a single scratch or mark on any of them. I've tried to run all three on the laptop and the only thing that happens is that the folder containing the discs files on it is what pops up and no actual setup occurs like it says on the little piece of paper that comes with the CD's.

This is what it says....

First, if your Presario Notebook is attached to a Port Replicator (QuikDock), you must turn the power to the computer off, disconnect it from the QuikDock, and plug it into an external power socket. Disconnect any printer cables or other peripherals from the computer before using Quick Restore.
1. Insert the Quick Restore CD (bootable disk) in the CD drive, and press Enter. A WARNING message appears advising that you are attempting to totally reformat your hard drive. Confirm by following the next step.
2. Press 1 and then Enter to continue. The Power Quest Quick Restore Wizard starts copying and uncompressing data to the local hard drive. This process takes approximately 7-10 minutes.

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Is there an autorun.exe? Setup.exe? Any executable at all on the root of the disk?
 

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hello,

I have an old Compaq presario 1810 laptop running win 98 which has been lying around and i would like to revive it.

When booting the following shows up

CPU=Pentium II 300 mhz

0640K System Ram passed

0063M Extended RAM passed

0512K Cache SRAM passed

Sytem Bios shadowed

Video Bios Shadowed

UMB upper limit segment address :E9BB

Mouse initialized

ATAPI CD ROM: TOSHIBA DVD ROM SD-C2102

Press (F10) to enter setup

(after pressing f10 it tries to enter setup but then just hangs)
Ctrl+alt+del brings it back to F10

any advice would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Compaq Presario Laptop 1810 boot problem

Hello

For those who ever come across this problem it is easily solved by removing the cmos battery and replacing it, this webpage may come in handy

http://www.burabura.net/blogs/slow/archives/000672.html

Regards.
 

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When I boot this laptop I get an error message as follows: 0270 realtime clock error.....and error message that says " Save to disk feature is disabled....Save to disk partition not found...run PHdisk for information. File: create new partition: consult manual.

I can not correct the problem by going to Bios setup. I can hit F1 at the screen and the computer boots and functions normally. Has the bios and save to disk partition been corrupted? If so how do I fix this? do I need to flash the bios? Do I need a system recovery disk to create a new Save to disk partition by reformating the hard drive? Running win ME.

HELP!!!!!
 

A:Compaq Presario 1625 laptop save to disk problem

Here is your answer http://www.illdill.org/IT/Presario1625.htm Unfortunately, you cannot resolve this problem from the bios. Better start backing up your files, unless you are still able to boot ME succesfully, then I wouldn't worrry about it, but you should still change the cmos battery.

ps. are you able to shut down without having to physicaly power off?

Thanks
 

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My internet explorer wont let me open it. Everytime I open internet explorer it just says it has stopped working is the message I keep getting. Please help

A:I am using a Windows Vista Compaq Presario

Welcome to TSF. Please post the exact wording of the message you receive.

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Just a little help please.

I've received a used Compaq Presario 1655 with MS Windows 98 upgraded to SE; IE5; 64 MB RAM; 85% system resources free. Yes, it's older than Noah but has an awesome sound; I've done the Compaq diagnostics tests that are in it, and it says all is working well. (This was used by a business; they upgraded and I got this free.)

I need security of course, so when I set up an internet connection (will use my dial up numbers which come with the DSL I use with my 2006 laptop), what is out there for free anti virus, free anti spyware, and free firewall that will work with equipment this old?

When it loads from the off position, a page comes up that says a "SYSTEM.INI" file is missing; it says to reinstall and all that, but when I just press enter, it goes ahead and loads all right. I cannot find what won't work without this file. Is there a resource on the internet where I could reinstall this missing file? I do not have original disk or floppies--just the laptop and the power connections.

Thanks in advance for any help and info,
Jackiemarie

A:Compaq Presario 1655 Windows 98 Se

Since all of your questions are about security, I'm going to move your post here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/25/antivirus-firewall-and-privacy-products-and-protection-methods/The AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods forum

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Hi there...I have another thread related to my Dell Inspiron, I think its fried, I dont have any responses, so I'll try to re-do the hard drive somehow.

This is related to my desktop.

Upon startup, I get an error message the states: "Required System Software Not Installed. Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 is required to continue. This software is available for free download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/"

I know for a fact that the .Net framework 2.0 IS downloaded and installed on this computer, I checked. As a matter of fact, version 4 is installed as well.

That leads to believe that there must be a virus on this computer. Can one of you fine folks help confirm this?

I've read the forum stickies and have downloaded HiJackThis and have the other 2 notepad things (DDS and ATTACH) saved to my desktop. I'm trying to be somewhat detailed here, but my technical knowledge is lacking.

Thanks,
ih8windows
 

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G'day, my mate gave me his laptop to speed it up a bit so I decided to format it with XP as it couldn't handle Vista very well.

I cannot find any drivers that will suit the audio device, I've installed multiple different drivers but none of them work and most of them return with the error:

The laptop is a Compaq Presario C700 model.

"Driver Installation Failed: Could not find the MEDIA device for this driver."

Device instance ID:

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5045&SUBSYS_103C30D9&REV_1001\4&2636A2&0&0001

Can someone please suggest something I am out of ideas.

Chris
 

A:Compaq Presario Windows XP drivers

i was going to suggest going to the website for compaq and seeing if there are xp drivers for that model of computer if u havent tried that. if so i dont know what else u can try.hope this helps u.
 

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Does anyone know for certain if you can install windows XP Professional on a Compaq Presario 5441? I was attempting to do a clean install but the setup process continues to fail. At some instances the comp freezes up when copying files over and during others we get a blue screen with various STOP errors including 0x0000000A, 0x00000050, etc.

A:Installing Windows XP on Compaq Presario

I think, just from doing some basic research, that the Presario might not have the minimum specifications required to install Windows XP, Professional or otherwise. Check out this link and compare.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...g/sysreqs.mspx

I would suggest simply buying a new computer though, seems the presario is a little dated. Do they even offer support for it anymore? I thought since Compaq was bought out they don't support their legacy systems anymore...

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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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Can someone please help me acquire the latest driver for Compaq Presario C767TU FOR WINDOWS XP. I just recently installed Windows XP on my old Compaq Presario C767TU laptop, replacing the Windows Vista which was provided on purchase. I however was uncomfortable with Windows Vista and above (too messy!) and Windows XP is much more easier to deal with, as well as being more comfortable to work on. Yes, I know it isn't supported anymore and has become more vulnerable, but still... Blame it on Microsoft for not continuing to improve Windows XP instead of creating unsightly and infuriating newer OS.If info for such driver cannot be given, then at least tell me the make & model for the chipsets module; more specifically, the graphics chipset module, sound chipset module and the Wireless LAN chipset module. Only driver for those are missing.Thank you to anyone that can help provide information for my plea.

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Hi frnds

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

Thanks

A:Install windows xp in compaq presario c700

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

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I have a 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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Hi there,

I am trying to recover a desktop computer and the recovery partition has failed. This seems to be a pretty bad virus and i am choosing to reinstall windows due to the lack of important data on the system.

The computer came with windows xp home and has a 15 digit key on the authentic windows sticker in the top.

Can someone please help me with my next move? Will a retail copy of xp home work with this or is the windows version specific to the manufacturer of the computer?

Many thanks for any help
 

A:Windows XP home on Compaq Presario 6000

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Hello,Like the title says i need drivers for my Compaq Laptop.
Drivers need to be Realtek!

A:Windows 8 drivers for Compaq presario CQ57 301-SA

Realtek drivers are here:

Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario CQ57-301SA Notebook PC | HP? Support

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Hey Everyone...

Any one here can help me find or URL for Driver software for Compaq Presario V3000 for Windows 7? i already check on official website of Compaq and also hp site..but still cant find the driver for my laptop. i also already google it but still also didn't find it... can any one help me on this problem to finding a driver for my Laptop..



TQ

A:Compaq Presario V3000 Driver for windows 7 nid hlp..

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ART88


Hey Everyone...

Any one here can help me find or URL for Driver software for Compaq Presario V3000 for Windows 7? i already check on official website of Compaq and also hp site..but still cant find the driver for my laptop. i also already google it but still also didn't find it... can any one help me on this problem to finding a driver for my Laptop..



TQ


All drivers appear to be installed?

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XP not loading in my system blue screen appearing and not proceeding further. Please suggest how to overcome this problem

A:install Windows XP on Compaq Presario CQ42

Impossible to help you from such little information.It depends on what it says on the blue screen. Please post the words.message edited by phil22

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Ok guys, im new here so i hope you can help me to figure this out.

I have been more than 3 days fighting with this an my options now are CERO. My problem:

Im formatting and reinstalling a fresh Windows XP on a Compaq Presario SR1923WM desktop, the first installation process that copies the files to the hard drive its fine, the problem starts when xp starts to install devices, it firstly was stopping at 35 minutes, i tried to find out the problem opening the setupapi.log, then i did erase the .inf causing the trouble and nothing. By the was i was using aXP version.

Then i tried with another disc, this time a Windows XP for HP machines, this times the minutes went down completely, the progress bar reached the 1% and then again showed me one gray screen and the system was hanging again.

Then, i figure out that the initial XP installed on the machine was the Windows XP Media Center Editio 2005, so i tried to install this with an OEM disc and then again it started to hang at 35 minutes.

I have tried other XP disc and nothing happens, i just can't get any OS installed on this PC.

Any help would be so much appreciated!

Sorry for my grammar im not native english speaker.

Johnny.
 

A:I can't install any windows XP on a Compaq Presario Desktop

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I have started installing WindowsXp on my Compaq presario SG3540IL . But i am getting some problem. after booting form the cd immidiatly, the screen turns into black and shows the "GENERAL PROTECTION ERROR" with other text too.

PLease sugges me what to do.

Thanks.

A:I want to install Windows xp on Compaq presario SG3540IL

How many sticks of ram do you have? If 2, take one out and try, and if the install fails switch it with the other.

Make a Memtest86 disk and test your ram.

Do not have anything extra plugged in (USB ports etc) that you don't need to boot.

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I have a Compaq Presario laptop 2190 Us with Windows XP for home and wish to upgrade to windows 7 home premium. Have purchsed new Windows 7 home premium but error message says installation disc is required, no other changes in my original laptop, do I need another disc?

A:I have Compaq Presario 2190 US with Windows XP home

It is not exactly clear but if this is an install disk for Windows 7, boot to the install disk by changing the boot order and then reboot the PC and then try the install.  If you get the same message about an installation disk, or it fails to boot, then you do not have the install disk.

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My compaq laptop does not load the windows OS. First, when i was using my laptop, it shows the blue screen telling about physical memory dump error. After that i swithced it off. When i switch on the laptop again, it only display blank black screen. I repeat the same thing for some times for few days, it is still the same. So i decided to press F8 while it is booting and i go to 'Safe Mode', but still i only got the blank black screen. I tried to use the repair CD to repair, but it doesn't reboot from the CD. Its veri weird i think and 1 more think, the harddisk indicator light does not blink or turned on as usual. Could it be harddisk problem??? How to fix this problem?????
 

A:my compaq presario 1100 does not load the windows

Welcome to Techspot.
You must try to get into your Bios setup screen. Machines are different ,but when you first push the On button you press F2 or something (check O/manual)
Once in Setup ,Look for Boot order and make sure CDrom is first. You should then be able to boot to your CD to reload O/S.
While you are in Setup check to see if the BIOS is recognizing the Harddrive.If it is not listed ,it may be the problem.
I would also recommend you go to the Compac web and Download all updated Drivers, Firmware and Software updates for your machine.You will need them handy at reload. Carefully read?printout all directions for system and file installs.
 

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I bought this laptop which has AMD Turion processor and it comes with 512 mb RAM and Windows Vista OS. Wanted to upgrade the RAM and tried adding Kingston 1gb stick.
After installing the RAM and rebooting, i opened the windows explorer, I see that the window closing button (in red color) gets distorted. If i take the mouse over that button, the red color spills out of the boundary of that button. Generally some icons gets distorted.

If this is the problem with RAM what RAM can i use (Am planning to try using Transcend RAM also).
Or is it the problem with the operating system ?
Is it a good idea to continue using this RAM if the display issue is acceptable ?

thanks
Indra
 

A:Compaq presario - Windows vista - upgrading the RAM

It is kind of in the air. Could be the memory, you might want to check and make sure that it is the same speed ect. Or it could be vista. I personally wont buy vista for a couple more months, let them work the bugs out and make more compatible drivers for all my devices. That n it might get cheaper.
 

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Hi.

I'm helping out a friend try to fix his compaq 5280. First he said that upon boot, it did not recognize the c: drive.

I pressed down on the ide cable and it recognized the Quantum HD that was installed.

The problem is that it got stuck in the Windows 98 logo screen, it wouldn't go past this screen.

So I removed the HD from the compaq and installed it in my own rig and it sd that there was a certain file missing and that I should reinstall the windows o/s

I installed windows 2000 and it worked perfectly while installed in my pc. Booted up and entered wndows without any problems.

But when I returned the quantum hd to the compaq, it would start up like any windows 2000 startup begins but as soon as it gets past the windows loading screen, it reboots by itself.

I know it's not the HD or the windows install that's the problem.
Can someone out there lend me a hand to get this compaq up and running?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Compaq Presario 5280 kicks me out of windows o/s

See if it will boot from the 2000 cd and reinstall it again. Because the pc's are running different mobos, windows needs to install the stuff for that mobo.
 

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i have a compaq presario m2000 laptop pc and it crashed few weeks ago. Thought it was the hard drive so i replaced it but it didnt help. When i power it on the power light is lit up and can hear the cd driver working but then it stops and the screen is black. Screen stays black and wont display anything not even a blue error screen. what is wrong with it?

A:compaq presario m2000 wont log into windows

Did you install Windows on your new hard drive? ^^

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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!!!
 

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

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   Hi, this seem to be a question doomed to be without solution, but is there a way to configure the fan settings on my Presario Windows 7 x64 Laptop? It becomes warm pretty easily and while it performs well, I've heard that it extends life-expectancy greatly with high cooler temperatures. So far I haven't found anything able to change them for this specific computer, while on my Macbook ( schoolcomputer, don't blame me!) I just needed to install a third party, change RPM and target temp and then it was done, not even a reboot needed. Im using a cooler allready. Has anyone managed to do this? Im pretty experienced with managing my PC and the system, but I'd prefer to not meddle with registry and such. Thanks in beforehand!       /illirey

A:Fan settings on a Compaq Presario CQ57 Windows Laptop

Hi,CPU fan speed (RPMs) are managed by BIOS based on the CPU temprature. tweaking registry may not help manage the RPM. maximum you can achieve is, manage to cook the CPU which will heatup the processor more, which will make the heatsink FAN rotate at higher RPMs. which is anyways not going to solve issues. infact it can increase the troubles. however if you see any issues caused due to heating of notebook, you may wish to follow steps below and try to reduce the heat on the PC by cleaning heatsink etc...http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01657439  Good Luck !!!!

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Hi all,
 
Haven't had to use your services since around 2012, thankfully, but seem to have picked up something I can't shake thru conventional (for me) methods.
 
Symptoms : the laptop runs normally for the first 5 mins from startup, then suddenly each access to File Manager, or any page on the internet through Chrome, takes 10-15 times as long as normal. The hard disc seems to be running (flickering light) almost all the time, whether a page is being requested or not. Task Manager shows the CPU at around 64%, pretty much steadily, while idle.
 
Hardware : Compaq Presario CQ 81 laptop, running Windows 7.
 
History : no previous infections since 2012, when I installed Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and rid everything that infected the same hardware being used now. The Anti-Malware has been resident since then, showing no infections, until last week.
I have not downloaded and run any new programs in the last 2 weeks.
The hard drive is only 50% full, with plenty of space, and does not need de-fragging.
This is a home computer that has never run a game, nor very large apps, in it's life.
It mostly surfs the internet on demand, and is rarely left connected to the internet for more than 4-6 hours at a stretch.
 
Clean-up attempts so far :  I have run in Safe Mode - iExplore, JRT, Tdsskiller, AdwCleaner. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware found over 70 infection on the C: drive, and cleaned them all out. Subsequent runs in Safe Mode have found nothing. iExplore foun... Read more

A:Compaq Presario CQ 81 lappie w/Windows 7 running slow

Hi JonWhat is your Browser?Empty your temp folders using TFC (Temporary File Cleaner)Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. (TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!)Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. (If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose "Run As Administrator".)Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway allowing Windows to load normally (not into Safe Mode) to ensure a complete clean.Install your game.>>>>ESET.Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."Click the Start button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats" Click Advanced settings and select the following:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some t... Read more

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I was doing a factory reset  about 3 seconds into it a hacker  did something at that moment  the screen went black with a message no operating system is on it  I  started it again pushing the f11 key   memory test passed hard disk passed  I tested it again pushing esc until it gave me a new test one that did the whole disk test  half way through it it stopped and said  hard disk 1full (305). What can I do how to fix this   and  am wireless   the hacker has stayed with me for 10 years  now 

A:Compaq Presario CQ56 -1150 from windows 7 to 10 XG809UA

Hello Hard Disk 1 Full (305) Hi, The 305 error would indicate that your Hard Drive is failing and will need to be replaced. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced and get a set of recovery disk from HP , this would resolve the issue, its not the hacker, its the hdd that is failing because of which you got black screen #hpexpertday




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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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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Hello everyone.

Pardon me if my problem sounds little funny.
I have Compaq Presario CQ40, windows 7 laptop.3GB RAM,320 GB Hard Disk.
Since past few days i m facing this problem, whenever i put on my laptop, and when the desktop opens, my laptop hangs in another 1 or 2 minutes. i have tried this around 5-6 times and still there isn't any improvement. i have also tried to set my computer to an earlier restore point, and have done this twice, still no improvement.

Shall i run recovery, i m afraid of data loss.

Can any 1 guide me what could be the cause, and what could be the solution.

A:My Compaq Presario CQ40, windows 7, hangs in 2 minutes.

Download VEW (eventviewer) by Vino Rosso http://images.malwareremoval.com/vino/VEW.exe
and save it to your desktop

Double click it to start it Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 you will need to right click the file and select Run as administrator and click Continue or Allow at the User Account Control Prompt.

Click the check boxes next to Application and System located under Select log to query on the upper left

Under Select type to list on the right click the boxes next to Error and Warning Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 also click the box next to Critical (not XP).

Under Number or date of events select Number of events and type 20 in the box next to 1 to 20 and click Run

Once it finishes it will display a log file in notepad
Please copy and paste its entire contents into your next reply

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