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Compaq Presario V2000 Start Up Problem

Q: Compaq Presario V2000 Start Up Problem

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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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 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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hello my laptop started melting charger tips from my sister used an universal charger since it wuz hers then. I checked the universal charger specs and it was not compatible with computer.The charger for my laptop is working perfectly bt when ever charging the tip gets extremely hot untill it starts to melt. I have recently changed the charging port on the motherboard but the laptop is still heating the charger tip. The system is compaq presario v2000 currently running on xp pro. i dnt want to purchase a new motherboard any suggestions on what needs to be changed.

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Is it possible to remove the keys or keyboard for cleaning? I haven't found anything about this in the online user's manual that I found. Also, is it possible to replace individual keys?


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I have a compaq v2000 wont power up.. I seen the other thread on this subject and check and removed the compasators to check them... Unit will not power up.. I follow the 18V supply off the MB power connector to a 8 pin chip right after PR63 labeled PQ24 .. If Check from Ground to one side of the chip it gets 18V from power. and other side is look like strait through like a power switch (FET)... I tried to find the data sheet and nothing availible. Also showing on the compasitors from the forum
Compaq Presario M2000 Won't Power up

I seem to show a .09 ohm on the positive side of the contact to the other on where one of the caps would sit...

also showing .09 ohms from ground to the positive side of the cap contact on the board with the cap removed.

.09 is close to a short of some sort correct?

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I want to upgrade MY processor, recommend compatiabile. Presently i AM USING INTEL CENTRINO 1.6 PROCESSOR

cAN I UPGRADE TO THIS PROCESSOR Intel Core Duo T2300 Yonah 1.66GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache


A:Compaq presario V2000 Notebook

Kindly Recommend Compatiable Intel Processor, Which Socket They Use In Compaq Presario V2000

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your help.

A:Solved: Compaq Presario V2000 Fried

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I scanned with malwarebytes, used ccleaner, glary utities, did a defrag, removed many of the autostarting programs. No viruses or spyware , so what is slowing down the computer

A:Laptop is slow compaq presario v2000

What version of Win7 did you install? Did you do a 'clean install'? (the only way to update XP to Win7) Have you updated drivers?
My Compaq Presario V2000 came with XP pro on it.

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The OEM 12-cell's no longer available for my old but trusty Compaq Presario V2000.

I see lots of "OEM-equivalents" but many look sketchy.

I really don't want to toast my laptop with a dud battery.

Any recommended vendors or sources?

A:OEM-equivalent battery for Compaq Presario V2000?

Try Had pretty good luck with them.

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I loaded Win 7 on a compaq presario v2000, which originally had win xp on it. Anyways windows 7 loaded fine, the only thing is that when I look in device manager, there is one entry called mass storage controller that has a yellow exclamation mark on it. I have uninstalled it and did a 'scan for hardware changes', and initially the computer says 'installing driver' but ends up saying 'device driver not installed successfully'. Where can I find this driver? Its not listed on the hp site for my computer.

There are two changes I made, and Im wondering if that is why I dont have a driver for the mass storage controller. First, the system originally had windows xp on it, and second, the processor is a 64 bit AMD turion and the operating system I installed is 32 bit.

If those arent what would cause the issue then I dont know why Im facing the problem. Helppppppppppppp

A:compaq presario v2000: mass storage controller

Does it say USB Mass Storage Controller, or just Mass Storage Controller?

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I have windows 7 on compaq presario v2000 laptop. I want to use audacity to record some music from the internet, but when I click on it, it says 'No recording device found'. This is strange, cause I thought the sound card would be what audacity uses to record from, and I dont know what else a recording device would be. Besides on another laptop, a dell inspiron 2200 which has windows xp, everything works fine.

So why is not working on the compaq presrio v2000? I can listen to audio just fine, but I cannot record it.


A:compaq presario v2000 No recording device found

It's...not that simple.

What format is this music that you want to record...being streamed in? What website is the source?

I don't use Audacity, but I've played with it a couple of times...but I was never interested in recording, only the mixing/editing of music files I have on hand. Try reviewing the instructions for using it to record.

As for music via the Internet...I download .flv files from YouTube. Then I must either use a player for that format to enjoy the downloaded video...or I can convert the .flv file to a different format. I convert them to .mp3 files, I'm not interested in the visuals.

What I'm getting cannot record music that you hear on your system...just because you can hear it when on the Internet.

As for recording from the soundcard...yes, that can happen. But only if you provide an input via either the microphone or the external input connection. For example...I can use one of CD players and connect to an amplifier...and pass that signal into my computer via the soundcard...and record the music from the CD.

If we can figure out what you are trying to do, you can probably get instructions on how to do it.


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Answer Match 97.86% new here....i was wondering if anyone could help me...i have a Compaq presario has a celeron M 1.4ghz processor....i bought a 2ghz pentium IIII and tried booting with it in and it didnt im wondering if the motherboard supports it or not...or if u just fried the processor(which would suck)

A:pentium IIII 2ghz processor in a Compaq Presario V2000

Did you buy a Pentium 4, or a Pentium M? There is a difference, and I believe that only the Pentium M will work in that motherboard. Also, it has to be a Dothan or Sonoma core. If you're not sure which one you have, post the code on the CPU here, and we can figure it out from that. It should be printed on the metal part of the CPU.

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I am experiencing a very slow bootup on a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop running Win XP Home. I've run the spyware scans and have actively been using Norton Antivirus 2006, until just uninstalling it this afternoon (hoping to speed up the boot). I notice that the icons in the system tray appear one by one, very slowly. Any feedback is appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:03:04 PM, on 12/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 4.2\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel... Read more

A:Very slow boot on Compaq Presario V2000 (Win XP Home) -- Hijackthis log included


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I HAVE A v2000 When I press the power button it only comes on for a few sec. Then off. I put on a new Dc jack new battery same. But before all this stated the computer was doing this but after a while it would come on. then the touch pad got warm then nothing. could this be the mother board? or just the processor

A:compaq V2000 won't start

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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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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.


A:Compaq Presario Start Button problem

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Hey I have a major problem my Compaq Presario v2000 keeps shutting off. I don't have a os and every time I try to install 1 it turns off in the middle of the process. my specs are the following:
1.8ghz AMD turion 64 processer
2gb of ram
Please help me I need my computer for school on Tuesday

A:Compaq persario v2000 stut down problem

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Hey I have a major problem my Compaq Presario v2000 keeps shutting off. I don't have a os and every time I try to install 1 it turns off in the middle of the process. my specs are the following:
1.8ghz AMD turion 64 processer
2gb of ram
Please help me I need my computer for school on Tuesday

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Somoene brought me this notebook to see if I could install a hard drive in it. They brought me a 2.5" drive but something is something missing?

A:Presario V2000

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I have a Compaq Presario V2000 in which windows is not opening ... When I turn on the laptop it gets stuck starting windows xp. Any ideas?

Thank you for your help

A:Windows xp - Presario V2000 ** need help **

Reboot the computer and as it's booting repeatedly tap the F8 key to get to the Safe Mode menu. Once there select "Last known good configuration".

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Hi i have a Compaq Presario V2000 series laptop and it has suddenly started shutting off when i stream online videos or open up a game like world of warcraft. i have been running windows 7 on it ever since beta came out and also have the full version. it never gave problems until a week ago. now all i can do i watch videos existing on my hard drive or browse internet without watching videos.

i have the speed fan program installed and highest temperature i saw was 52.. fan speed doesnt show.

but the fan keeps making loud noises in a pattern .. it stays quiet for a bit, then gets loud to remove heat then goes back to quiet. all of this takes place within 5 secs. and keeps repeating.

i have a partition on my HDD one has xp and other has windows 7. both have the same problems so i know its a hardware issue.

can any of you spot any obvious problem?

A:Presario V2000 Shuts off

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This laptop was not booting up for a while - and my housemate fixed the power cable himself and told me not to move it around much (pretty ugly fix), But the thing booted right up just fine!

I went to use it today, and when try to boot, I get the following message, which just blinks on for a few seconds and repeats indefinitely:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.8 (build 082)

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.​
The computer is not hooked up to an ethernet cable.

2 questions:

1. Is there something I can do to get the machine to boot?

2. My reason for using it today was because I wanted to transfer all my files to an iomega eGo portable hard drive since I don't plan on using the Presario anymore, except as a back up (if it works). Is there a way I can do this just to retrieve the data somehow?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

A:Boot Problems PXE-E61, PXE-MOF Presario V2000

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got a mates comp to try to fix(presario sr1055cl)
when it starts up it defaults to a start windows normally black screen with three commands above like start in safe mode etc

if left it keeps rebooting to this page
if i press enter it goes to compaq sign and looks like it gonna work but then goes back to same screen

i can get into the bios and can do a system recovery but it just puts me to a plain light blue screen and nothing happens

please help

A:compaq presario won't start

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I'm trying to get my V2000 laptop to boot up. It will begin startup then give ESC, F10, and F12 options at bottom, but when I go to any of those options, screen goes to NTDETECT failed at top left, then begins reboot, does this a bunch of times on it's own, but I can never get it further than that point. If I hit F10, it goes to another screen with options, but doesn't get past that. F12 doesn't help either. I don't have recovery discs, and hadn't used the laptop in well over a year...pulled it out to see if I could fix it. Any help?

A:Presario V2000 won't boot. NTDETECT failed msg

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Hello, let me start by saying that I am only moderately technically savvy. I'm not afraid of technology, but my only experience is tinkering around with my own PC's over the years when issues have come up. I'm a big fan of trying to do things yourself before calling in the professionals. However because of this, I have been delegated to complete the task at hand. This is my nephew's computer that has been dropped off at my house to somehow get running again.


Compaq Presario SR1053WM, running Windows XP. He thinks he got a virus. One day, a bunch of popups kept appearing in quick succession. After he shut it down, he couldn't boot it back up. My sister passed it off to me.

We don't have Compaq recovery disks. We have a Windows XP boot disk that she bought. We don't care about saving anything, backing anything up, just want to get it running.

When I try to boot with the Windows disk, it asks me to press any key to boot from disk. Then, I get the error "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup cd-rom. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."

I have tried this with and without the windows boot disk in the drive. Same message both times. It will not advance beyond this screen. I have tried booting several times, each time doing one of the following: hittin... Read more

A:Compaq Presario SR1053WM won't start

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1950NX desktop running Windows XP Media Center Edition and I have had the computer for five years without any problems. Unfortunately, my desktop turned off without any warning.

I tried to turn the Compaq Presario desktop back on. When I turn it on, it will display the Compaq logo but it will not go any further than that (in other words, no Windows XP welcome screen, etc.) The hard drive light is on solid.

Could it be the power supply went out or is it something more serious? Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

A:Compaq Presario SR1950NX will not start

Hi it could be many things - overheating - faulty Ram etc.

If you feel able to..
Turn the Pc off - leave the plug in to maintain the earth.
Touch the metal case to discharge and static.

Remove any dust - do not use a vacumm cleaner, too much static.
Check that all fans are free of dust and will rotate.

Remove Ram - Video cards etc and then Reseat in the slots.
If more than one Ram stick - use just one at a time, as a test.

Put the case back on the Pc - and see if it with boot.
Let us know the result.

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We have a Compaq presario 5000 we are working on and we have it running with 256mb RAM, the computer will work when we have 2 128mb sticks in it. When we put a 3rd stick it seems to not start, and also when we tried to put 2 256mb sticks in, it would not start. All the ram is SD, any information would be appreciated. As for RTFM, we are working on junked computers, trying to make whatever working that we can. Any links or general help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Installing new ram, Compaq Presario, will not start.

There might be an issue with how much memory the machine can take. You might want to check this site out. It might help

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i have owned this notebook for a number of years and have a lot of information stored on it that I need. When I press the power button this is what happens:

The power LED comes on,

The HD recieves power and makes a small noise,

The Floppy Drive will act as if it is about to read a disk but does nothing,

The following does not start: Fan, screen, BIOS, DVD-ROM drive.

I do not know the exact specs of the computer, but i know it has extra RAM installed. I have tried starting the computer without the HD, extra RAM, the battery, and the modem. I am running out of options and I really need this computer.

A:Compaq Presario 700 wont start

Same Thing happened to me. I had to reinstall my OS again. Try and run Your operating system cd. Say xp cd boot disk.

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Hi i hv compaq presario, fail to start just blank. Theres two led on the top of 'scroll num lk' button and beside 'caps lock' button keep blinking. And it make some kind of noise, is it hardisk failure? How can i copy all my data from this laptop to another pc?

A:Compaq presario fail to start

Hi you can either try slaving it to another computer with a usb enclosure or try using a linux distro to try to save your data
can you describe the noise,have you run a hdd diagnostic available from the hdd makers support site

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I have a compaq presario desktop. It doesn't boot properly but I don't think its a windows problem - as sometimes it doesn't even boot to bios screen - it just sits there with the green light on the base unit .....I am thinking PSU - but not 100% sure - any thoughts ?

A:Compaq Presario doesn't start

How old is this system? If you can, please link us to it.

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basically the parents were using the computer as normal, when the screen darkened to a dark purple colour with horizontal lines about a cm appart. they then held the power button to turn it off and within a second it turns itself back on. this kept happening so they unpluged it at the mains. when i turned it back on the computer is overly loud, think its the fan noise.

not very good with computers so any help muchly appreciated

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When I plus in the power the charge light comes on but when I press the power nothing happens at all. Was working intermittently before this. Does anyone have any ideas what may be wrong/how this could be fixed?

A:Compaq Presario v3500 won't start

A hard reset may help
take the battery out and hold the power key down for 60secs
then put the battery back in
see if that now boots, it may go into the setup/bios settings - check the date and time are OK if so choose the - exit without saving
should now bootup

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Hi, I may have posted this issue in the Windows XP forum but I realized I posted into the wrong forum. I apologize in advance.

Anyway, I have a Compaq Presario SR1950NX desktop running Windows XP Media Center Edition and I have had the computer for almost five years without any problems. Unfortunately, while I was checking email my desktop shut down without warning. I have the desktop plugged into a battery backup and surge protector, by the way.

I waited a few minutes and tried to turn the Compaq Presario SR1950NX desktop back on. When I turn it on, it will display the Compaq logo and it will not boot. I tried to go into safe mode as well as attempted to go into the BIOS but the system freezes and I cannot boot. The hard disk light is continuously on.

Could it be that my power supply has failed or something more serious? Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

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I've got a three-month-old V2000 notebook that has trouble booting up and shutting down properly. It has been used by a mobile college student and has been very well cared for. On the side is a built-in memory card reader that can read many different formats including SD, Sony MS etc.. The memory card slot is routinely used to download pictures from an SD card and may possibly have some internal wear.

Here's the Problem:
During a normal boot the computer freezes (but does NOT lock up) at the Windows XP splash screen. After some headbanging I found that by inserting an SD memory card into the slot at this moment the computer unfreezes and continues to boot. There is a second Compaq screen (see attachment) at which the computer freezes again. Only when I remove the SD card from the slot does the computer continue to boot; it finishes unhitched.

Similar freezes occur IN WINDOWS after booting when I insert the SD card to download pictures. I am able to browse and copy files from the SD card several seconds before it freezes. As in bootup, the computer does not lock-up, but hangs temporarily. When I remove the card the computer unfreezes.

The computer also freezes (just as before) at the user-greeting screen during shutdown!

Here's what I've tried:

Uninstalling and reinstalling the slot-reader through device manager
Modifying the BIOS boot order
Using a different memory card
Any suggestions would be golden.


A:Card-reader on Presario V2000 Causing Lockups?


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I've got this laptop and problem is -1. It boots - shows Windows is starting with the logo and the screen goes blank. After that it reboots. It doesn't shuts off. And it's kinda strange, because firts I see logo Q - for Compaq and display then shuts off, then goes up - I see WIndows logo. I can't get into setup. I've checked power adapteer - voltages are OK even though some chinese replacement. I tried without battery - only on DC power and same does it again. Could be this problem with the video? Thank you.

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Recently I slipped and fell while carrying my Compaq Presario v4000 laptop and since then my perfectly working laptop was not right anymore. My laptop started freezing and hanging constantly. while working on a file or playing music it would freeze and hang until i turned it to an angle of 45 degrees to the right then it would work right. Even when i turned it on it would freeze. So I opened the back it to see if everything was okay and nothing was loose inside the laptop. I noticed that the hard disk was not all the way in at the connector. it was loose and I could see the pins so I pushed it in to make a full contact connection.

Then I closed the back and turned the laptop on. The laptop would not turn on. I heard the whirring sound of the fan come on and the hard disk made a clicking sound both the whirring sound of the fan and the click of the hard disk would stop at the same time. It continued on and off and would not stop both the whirring of the fan and the click sound of the hard disk. The power led light and the hard disk light were both yellow or amber in color and would come on and off with the whirring of the fan and clicking of the hard disk. Please help. OS - Windows xp

A:my Compaq presario V4000 laptop won't start

please I need someone to reply to my post and help with this problem

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windows wont start. message saying windows failed to start,put in windows installation disc.(i have no disc.)

A:compaq presario computer wont start up

Don't mean to insult your intelligence but can you Tap F8 before that message appears to get into
safe mode?

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My boyfriends laptop is a Compaq Presario C300 with Windows XP Home Edition... and a whole lot of issues and I want to know how to fix it. (please excuse my mistypes this keyboard is awful )

First of all, every once in a while when we shut it down and try to turn it back on, the fan will turn on briefly the buttons will light up and then "crash!". after leaving it unplugged for hours it usually will start up normally.

The more annoying problem though is the crashing. When we try to download things or just randomly, we'll get the blue screen, immediate crash... and then on start up we get the following:
cpu=Intel(r) celeron(r) m cpu
512m System RAM Passed
1024k Cache SRAM Passed
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
Fixed Disk0:WDC WD800BEUS-60LAT0
Mouse Initialized
0200: failure fixed 0

We also get the message that says basically says Failure to disk 2 is imminent and the I should back up my data and replace the disk drive.
I just updated my drivers hoping it would help at least a teeny bit but, it seems to have made it a teeny bit worse. Do I need to update my BIOS? Should I be worried about having to actually spend money the piece of crap?Is my laptop telling me the truth? Any free or inexpensive solutions would make our life awesome! Thanks.

Heres my stuff

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Cel... Read more

A:Start up errors and crashing Compaq Presario

Sonjaceles said:

We also get the message that says basically says Failure to disk 2 is imminent and the I should back up my data and replace the disk drive.
Click to expand...

Hi and welcome - the above says it all.
The hard drive is about to fail - you will need to replace the hard drive.

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A friends laptop suddenly started booting to a desktop with no icons, no start menu. I can Ctrl-Alt-Del to Task Mgr and see the disk from a command prompt and even start programs installed on the PC from there. I ran NAV which found nothing. Did a SFC, CHKDSK, repair install, all to no avail. HJT and startup logs attached.

Many thanks,

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I Know it is possible to upgrad the cpu on my laptop, I was just trying to figure out what the fastest cpu option would be. A dual core would be nice, but I kinda doubt that it would use the same socket. I also want to upgrad to the MT series of the Turion cpus, as is only uses 25 watts instead of the 35 watts.
My system:
Field Value
CPU Properties
CPU Type Mobile AMD Turion 64 ML-34, 1800 MHz (9 x 200)
CPU Alias Lancaster S754
CPU Stepping SH-E5
Instruction Set x86, x86-64, MMX, 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Original Clock 1800 MHz
Min / Max CPU Multiplier 4x / 9x
L1 Code Cache 64 KB (Parity)
L1 Data Cache 64 KB (ECC)
L2 Cache 1 MB (On-Die, ECC, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info
Package Type 754 Pin uOPGA
Package Size 4.00 cm x 4.00 cm
Transistors 114 million
Process Technology 11Mi, 90 nm, CMOS, Cu, SOI
Die Size 112.9 mm2
Core Voltage 1.000 - 1.500 V
I/O Voltage 1.2 V + 2.5 V
Maximum Power 35 W
Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID <DMI>
Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard Presario V2000 (EH462UA#ABA)

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type AMD Hammer
Real Clock 200 MHz
Effective Clock 200 MHz
HyperTransport Clock 800 MHz

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 159 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 318 MHz
Bandwidth 2547 MB/s

A:Upgrad Laptop CPU compaq v2000

Oh, and I'm running xp pro 64bit, and I am about to upgrade to vista business, I get it for free and I will be setting it up as a dual boot.

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I bought it used and had for a year now. I had to buy a universal ac adapter from Kensington(70W) for it. After I started usuing it I started to notice that battery started to hold a charge for less amount of time and and eventually never even recognized battery, but when I went to control panel it never made any reference to the battery not being good or other. (sorry I am a newbie). But then about 3 months ago I was using laptop which i do have on a stand so as to allow not over heating and it just shut off. no lites ever have been seen since that day. I know the Kensington adapter uses No. 9 for my brand of laptop and I have read that the connection is not a good one with compaqs or HPs and I know parameters for what my laptop needs is only 65 watts in adapter. So heres my question.. how do I find out what is wrong without paying hundreds to someone just to have them tell me its the motherboard or something else that is going to require more cash than I can afford. If i find another battery that is charged and put it on mine and it turns on that would suggest I need a new connecter for ac plug to work correct?

A:Compaq Pres V2000(V2405US)

generic power packs can be trouble and short battery life.
You may need to replace both with quality replacements.

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compaq presario CQ57 cannot start tells me to press control, alter and delete but it doesnt respond

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Two weeks ago my 2 yr old Compaq V2000 wouldn't boot. I got the ntldr not found message. Looked like the hard disk was fried so I got a new disk.
Put in the new disk and used the Compaq All in One DVD to try and restore the system. The DVD booted, I picked the option to reinstall the whole operating system, it showed a progress bar creating restore partition and then gave the ntldr not found message.
I ran the hard disk self test through the BIOS and it checked out. The replacement disk is 160 Gb 5400rpm IDE (Hitachi). Getting desperate, I opened up the machine and took out the CMOS battery, left it out for 20 minutes and put everything back together again. Tried the restore process but still got the ntldr message.
Tried to install Mandriva Linux but the install hangs right at the start.
Getting more desperate, I got a Win 98 boot disk and put it in. Ran fdisk, created partitions and formatted. But I found that my 160 Gb disk was showing as 60 Gb in fdisk. Anyway, I was still able to access the hard disk using DOS. I even transferred system to the hard disk and was able to boot DOS through the hard disk. Apart from the Win 98 disk, nothing installs.
I am totally confused. I am assuming that since I can access the hard disk through DOS, there shouldn't be any problems with the hardware?
What did I miss?
Please help!

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I am having a problem with starting up a compaq v2000 laptop, it beeps nonstop and sometimes goes to the XP screen but sometimes just sits there with a black screen and a blinking white line in the top lefthand corner. It runs good once if it gets to the desktop and such, it just seems to have problems booting. I had been told to count the beeps to see what the problem could be but I'm up to 20 something beeps now. Any suggestions on what might be wrong and how to fix it would be greatly appreciated, thanx .

A:Solved: Beeping on Startup Compaq v2000 laptop

Im thinking one of 3 things. harddrive failing, bad motherboard, or a ram problem.i know dell computers have beep codes that sometimes help but not sure if other computer brands have them.altho harddrives usually click not beep when theres a problem.

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I recently bought a Compaq V2030US notebook. I bought it off ebay. WHen i bought it it had an issue with system booting from LAN and was giving PXE E51 error which i fixed easily by disabl it in BIOS and also change the boot order. but the issue that i am having now is weird.

I am trying to install windows XP Professional service pack 2 on the hard drive. Now let me go back a little bit. I tested 2 hard drives (HDD 1 - Good, HDD 2 - Has a password block according to my DELL CPx). Now i tried to install XP on HDD 1 it starts of fine. Says Starting windows and then BAM!!! shuts down. same with HDD 2. starting windows from the disc and BAM!!! again...shuts down. I have a feelings that it could be the caddy connector. but i am not sure. again it could be a bad IDE borad|cable. Please advise guys. Before i start taking the system apart i want to know the easy ways. any help would be much appreciated. thanks

M Kay

A:Compaq v2000 series shuts down during windows XP setup

May be a faulty HardDrive partition

Here is Delpart
I've used it many times for stubborn partitions removal
Here's some info on it:

May be faulty Ram

Here is Memtest ISO, to create a bootable Memtest CD.
Run memtest at least 7 times for a thorough test.

May be CPU

A faulty internal processor, can cause this error.
As many users tend to overclock CPU's (and Ram) Your first choice would be to load Bios defaults (or Optimized Defaults) in CMOS. But a hardware fault on your CPU means it will need to be replaced (this can be a little hard to explain presently.

Can be devices attached to your computer

Mainly USB and modem devices can cause issues with installing Windows
Either unplug them (actually any not needed device) or disable them in CMOS

It's a bit grey at this point. Without more info on error messages or anything else
ie can be HardDrive or even the CD you're using !
Just try the above first

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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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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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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.


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

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

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

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

Any suggestions is much appreciated.

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 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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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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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.



A:compaq presario restore problem

Try this.

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

[ Controlador primario de sonido ]

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

Funciones del dispositivo DirectSound:
Controlador certificado No
Dispositivo emulado No
Tama?o de muestra preciso No soportado
DirectSound3D No soportado
Creative EAX 1.0 No soportado
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A:problem w mi lap v3417la compaq presario

Have you update the drivers from the HP/Compaq website?

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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?


A:compaq presario RAM addition problem

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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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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.


A:Compaq Presario audio problem


I would suggest you to run Windows Audio Playback Diagnose and Repair from the below MS FIX-IT:

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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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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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



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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first please take a look at this video on the youtube which i took to show the problem if u cant the access youtube then there is a picture of the laptop
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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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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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?


A:Compaq Presario F762AU Powering Problem

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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?


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

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


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

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

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

I look forward to your reply


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Hello all,
I 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.


A:compaq presario 6000 boot 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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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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After purchasing (1) 128 MB SDRAM, PC133 RAM stick for my old Compaq Presario, Model 5822, with a Pentium II processor, 550 MHZ, I realized that the "Computer Wiz" sales kid at the Best Buy didn't know what the heck he was talking about.

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

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

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

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

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


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

A:Another RAM Upgrade Problem~Compaq Presario 5822

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much for any assistance.

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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 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?


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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.


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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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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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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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?

A:Compaq Presario unknown hardware problem

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

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

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

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

A:Solved: Compaq Presario CQ56 problem

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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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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?


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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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.


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

A:compaq presario c700 screen problem

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

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I 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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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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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.


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:


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

Then download and install the correct driver:

if that doesn't work, try this one:
To find other drivers for your system and more support go to:

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


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

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

Thanks for any advice.

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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!


A:Compaq Presario Optical Drive/Boot problem


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

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