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Q: Solved: Compaq Presario

Hi Guys,

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

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

any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

A: Solved: Compaq Presario

The manual doesn't say .. But I'd try the F10 key at Bootup.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=407663&

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Solved: compaq presario no power

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

A:Solved: Re-using Compaq presario, Tower

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.
 

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

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I erased the bios on a Compaq Presario 5340. Now I need to find a bios for it again. Compaq's site is no help at all.

Does anyone know where I could find one?

(my problem is that it will not boot to the HD. it will only go to the floppy disk with a program called KillDisk on it. i connected the HDs to a different computer and it worked fine without the floppy and booted to the OS. and yes the HD is first for boot order.)
 

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

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Can anyone tell me how to get to the BIOS
 

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Hi - thanks for your attention and help.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help..

Cheers
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A:[SOLVED] Compaq Presario RAM upgrade Question

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

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Hi Experts:

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\PackethSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq Advisor\bin\compaq-rba.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\DeepSight Extractor\ExtractorService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
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I have a Compaq Presario M2000. The screen just isn't big enough for me to work on a few spreadsheets at once. I want to add a monitor, which appears to be easy, just buy one and plug it in. Am I missing something? If I add a flat screen, will the laptop monitor still be active? I don't want to buy the monitor until I know for sure that it will work and how it will work.

Thanks.

Nancy
 

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

Thank you.
kdd9
 

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

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

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

TIA

Maria
 

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

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Looking to upgrade the processor on

COMPAQ PRESARIO SR5110NX

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

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

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

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

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

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Put the XP CD in the tray and boot from it. Press “R” when requested to access the recovery consol. Type the admin password, if there isn’t one just hit enter. At the prompt Type listsvc and then hit ENTER. Make sure the Agp440 service is listed, and the startup type is set to "Boot". Press ESC and type disable agp440 and then hit ENTER. You should receive a message that the registry setting for that service was found, and that its state is set to "service_disabled". Type exit and then hit ENTER.
You may be prompted to start in Safe mode or Normal mode, start in Normal mode.
 

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HI Friends,

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to your Support and Assistance, Please.

Best Regards
 

A:Solved: Compaq Presario CQ62-101TU

Hi

Compaq Presario CQ62-101TUClick to expand...

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

Take a look here. Which one is yours?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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cfink001 said:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Go To 4allmemory.com And Use The Memory Finding Tool.you Need To Know What Kind Of Pc You Have And It Will Tell You What Memory Upgrade You Need.
 

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

Here are my system stats:

Intel Celeron D CPU 3.33 GHz
447 MB Memory
Windows Vista

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

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

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

Windows XP Pro.
 

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

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Hi,

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

Does anybody have an idea of what is going on?

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

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I had little response to my previous question
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1089381-puzzling-wired-connection-problem.html
so I went into device manager and deleted the 2 network adapters, rebooted and let Windows reinstall. Windows created a new Local Area Connection (LAC4, 2 and 3 are gone). It reads limited or no connectivity and is using Linksys LNE 100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter, just like the previous LAC2. The previous LAC3, which used the WAN Network Driver never got reinstalled. I don't get it.

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

I Googled "Compaq Presario 5400US" "ethernet driver" OR "network driver" and was taken to an HP drivers page, which I guess makes sense since HP now owns Compaq
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=93284#N430
This page has nothing listed for chipset or network adapters. Really? This is becoming maddening. What am I doing wrong? Can someone at least point me to a site to determine and download a network driver? Please!
 

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

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

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

A:[SOLVED] Compaq Presario 5000 restore error

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250u Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3835 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 943678 MB, Free - 889922 MB; F: Total - 476268 MB, Free - 395659 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0DPRF9 , A00, ..CN747670A602M6.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

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

A:Solved: Synchronize wireless mouse to compaq presario

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

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

HDD:http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3247662&CatId=139
VIDEO CARD:http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4636774
PSU:http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3986693
MEMORY(X2):http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3281625&CatId=3409

Thanks so much for responses!!
-techdude42397-
 

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

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

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

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

Ps.im new so sorry if i put this in the wrong category
 

A:Solved: compaq presario cq62 wont turn on

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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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Well, last week was going good until my computer decided to melt down. I reworked a Compaq Presario 4712 as a backup, but I can't figure out the bios setup sequence. Can someone please help me. I'm in the middle of backing my web site up, so I can move it to a secure server.
 

A:[SOLVED] Compaq Presario 4712 bios setup

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Hi

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

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

thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: Compaq Presario recovert disc creator

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

Dave Danger
 

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

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

HP/COMPAQ Memory Details

$54.00 on the link above

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

HTH

~ Tidus4Yuna
 

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

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

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

Here it stops and blinks the text infinitely.

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

Any help regarding this would be appreciated

Thanks,

Annashi
 

A:Solved: COMPAQ Presario Vista Basic Problems

Does it have Sp1?
 

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

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

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: Wireless card for Compaq Presario 1930

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

A:Solved: Compaq Presario 6300us Recovery Issues

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Hi, 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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hi,

im trying to help a friend with her labtop. I get some bizar problems that i dont understand.

Specs:

Compaq Presario 900
20Gb HDD
I think about 256 Ram
Athlon XP Processor.
Its 5 years old, and was functioning fine with win XP before, but after five years it started to get a bit slow, so we decided to reformat and put a new windows.

Point 1, often the ventilator doesn't work, and the computer overheats and then freezes. Are there any solutions to this?

So we set of. Ill describe the process. Take note of the ventilator. Mostly when it froze that was the cause, so i wont mention that every time.

We try to install WinXP SP2, a version dating from round december 2005. It stops on the blue screen copying files after formatting the disc. No activity except the hdd led flashing very slow.

Take 2: It stops on the 34 min mark of win install.
Reboot: we get past and windows installs.

When trying to boot, it hangs on the Logo screen. The progress bar stops briefly now and then, and then appearantly not activity.

Reboot: Choose start windows normally. Same problem
Reboot: Last known good configuration -> boots up smooth and reasonalbly fast.

This booting problem is consistent. I havent tried safe mode yet. But we only get past when choosing last good config.

The windows background landscape wallpaper appears and then we re stuck again. explorer never seems to get past the wallpaper.

ctrl+alt+del shows us (well sloooooowly shows us) cpu is being eaten 100% by... Read more

A:Solved: Severe trouble with compaq presario 900 trying to install WinXP

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A couple weeks ago during a thunderstorm, the power went out, and when I came home my Compaq Presario desktop would not turn on. The computer was on a surge protector. When plugged up a light below the plugin on the back flashes green, but nothing happens when the power button is pushed. I have tried other power cords, nothing worked. All of our pictures from the last few years are on this computer. Help???
 

A:Solved: Compaq Presario - flashing green light, will not turn on

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I just finished a re-install of XP on a Compaq Presario 2100 Laptop, Now I have no wireless access capabilities what so ever.. I don't even see a switch to turn the antenna on.. And there is no wireless card to enable via the GUI in network connections. The LAN card works fine. And They said it did have wireless access before I did the re-install. I have a feeling I am making a simple mistake, Such as turning the antenna on, via a control / F? button, However I do not see any antenna logo's, switches or lights of any kind.. As always appreciate your input..
 

A:Solved: No wireless nic found in compaq presario 2100 laptop

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on my compaq presario sr1630nx i have a power supply running a ATX-300-12Z Rev:.BD 300W and i wanna upgrade to one of these three but im not sure how to tell if they would be a direct fit to my system or are they all one size fits all. can i get someones advise?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004&Tpk=corsair 550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...9005&cm_re=corsair_650-_-17-139-005-_-Product
 

A:Solved: power supple upgrade for compaq presario sr1630nx

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so i want to upgrade my motherboard because i wanna upgrade my processor but the processor i want is a AM2 Socket and my motherboard is a 939 socket can someone give me a little help what motherboard is compatible with my system and can replace my ASUS A8AE-LE on my Compaq Presario SR1630NX Desktop PC?
 

A:Solved: HELP!! Motherboard upgrade for ED878AA Compaq Presario SR1630

With all the parts you are looking at changing,you would probably
be better off buying a new computer case and building from
scratch.
If you change the motherboard and cpu,you won't be able
to use the oem operating system that came with your computer.
Buying a case can keep you from having to deal with the
proprietary connections in the compaq.
You should be able to use the drives from the compaq.
That way you can use whatever motherboard fits your new case.
 

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hi i have a compaq presario 5300nx. I just want to play some video games on it but i dont have the proper video card/driver. I have pretty much the exact same problem as a guy whos title was " can i update a default vga.dll driver". Only reason im posting this is because i tried using the same steps as the solved question but couldnt finish with my model of computer, any help would be appreciated thanks
 

A:Solved: Need help with installing proper driver on compaq presario s5300nx

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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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I recently removed Win Vista from my Presario c700 and installed Win XP Pro. Now I cannot see the wireless card in the Device Manager. There are bunch of "yellowed" devices including one called unknown device. Of course, I cannot access the internet or my other computers from the laptop. However, if I hardwire the laptop to the router, it works fine.
I have Dlink wireless router and two PCs hardwired to it. My roommate has a laptop and it works fine with the wireless network. Any suggestions to fix my problems.

Thanks people.

Manjitss
 

A:Solved: Compaq Presario c700: Unable to see wireless card in device manager

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Hi Guyz, I have a problem with my laptop because it runs slow always. I think, I got a virus. Can someone please help me. I'm new to this, I don't know how to reformat my laptop. Please help me...
 

A:Solved: how to reformat a compaq presario laptop running windows vista w recovery par

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I have a Compaq Presario Notebook computer with a 137GB hard-drive. I would like to install a larger hard-drive in the computer, 500GB or larger. Does anyone know the best way to do this? Also, I was told that I need to put the operating system, Vista Home Premium, on the new hard-drive once I install it. If this is true, how can I make a copy of the operating system on a CD or thumb-drive? Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.
 

A:Solved: How to install a new hard drive in a Compaq Presario C700 Notebook Computer?

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I have a Compaq Presario Laptop which came with HP Total Care installed. As I felt it was slowing down Computer, I decided to uninstall it. It now does not appear on Programmes or on Control Panel, but I still get notices that HP Total care is active in my computer. How do I completely remove it? Allan.
 

A:Solved: Removal of "HP Total Care" from Compaq Presario Laptop.

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

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

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

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide

A:Compaq Presario

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

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

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

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

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

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

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

A:Compaq Presario

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Hi. Does anyone know if a Compaq Presario SR1150NX does the display system support component video (Y, Pr, Pb) signal output function? Thanks
 

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

A:Compaq presario help

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my compaq presario cq57 says system disabled 62359871..plz help. thank you











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

A:Compaq Presario 600 ??

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

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

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sir, can u help me, i can't fint my driver for compaq presario v3760TU
previously, i used vista home basic but i convert to window seven.. but i can't find my driver in hp/compaq driver web.. plzz help me..
-sory for my english so bad..

A:compaq presario

Were you at this Hp/Compaq download page ?


Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario V3760TU Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)&

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

A:compaq presario

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

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How do you open the casing on compaq presario 5304. I don't want to breakit.\

Thanks.
 

A:compaq presario

Link to tell you all about your computer. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...ry&tool=prodinfoCategory&dlc=en&product=93186
 

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

Please help
 

A:compaq presario pc

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Hi, i'm having a problem turning on my laptop. I'm using a Compaq Presario C502US. I've been using the AC adapter that came with the laptop but eventually the AC adapter became loose and broke. The charging icon (lightning symbol) wouldn't turn on anymore and I think the laptop has now run out of power. I've finally received a new adapter and when i plug it in the charging icon lights up. However the laptop still won't turn on. I've waited for about 2 hours but it still won't turn on. When i click the power button, the Power turns on and then it blinks. The Fan turns on for about 3 seconds but then it goes off and the power light blinks and the monitor won't turn on. Can anyone help me with this problem?
 

A:Compaq Presario won't turn on

Remove battery and power adaptor (ie all power out)

Hold down the ON button (to disperse all internal power)
Plug the power adaptor back in only (and to wall socket!)
Turn on!

If it works, turn back off, and re-install battery, turn On
 

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Hey all,

I have this older Compaq Presario 7470 CPU, and I can't figure out how to open it. It doesn't have any buttons that pop open the chassis, or at least any that I can easily spot. I got a memory upgrade for it, and would like to put it in. Anyone know how to pop this thing open? Please email me or just reply here. Thanks!

Thanks,
Matt
 

A:Compaq Presario 7470

Here's a link to their site with instructions.
 

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Hello;

I have had a Compaq Presario 1500 laptop for about 2 years now, and I am quite un-satisfied when it comes to multi-tasking several applications at the same time. Sometimes it is so slow that I cannot minimize a full-screen application to read up on something on the net. I currently only have 256 megs of ram, but I read on the internet that tihs model could have up to 1 gigabyte. This is great, but therein lies my question. The laptop has two ram slots, one of which has been empty since i got the computer. Could I get a gig of ram and still keep the 256y meg stick as an added boost? or is the 1 gig the maximum for both slots?
 

A:Compaq Presario RAM upgrade

Well if your laptop supports a maximum of 1gb then that means 512mb per RAM slot.
Here are a few links on Newegg which is the Maximum Memory you could get for your Laptop. This is if you are in USA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145482
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134037
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820172102
 

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Hello:
I'm making some changes to a compaq presario 4660 (dinosaur) and it's running windows 98. I cannot get into bios. F2, F1, delete and Tab do not get me in. I searched on google and really didn't receive good results. Well it did say that F2 would get me in, but it does not. Seemed to me there was another way to get into bios?
 

A:compaq presario 4660

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I have a compaq presario c300 notbook. It will not boot. I get the compaq screen, then nothing. It will not boot to the cd either. The backlight comes on, so it's not that. Please help. I'm lost.

A:compaq presario c300

Welcome to TSF....

To get it to boot from the cd you have to change the boot order in BIOS. This can be done during boot up when you can open the BIOS and set it.

The cd you used is it the recovery cd for the computer?

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my mother bought a compaq presario 5304 from a family member.when she got it,there was no system recovery disk for it.there was a disk that was for the 700's series.her computer will not detect the right drive because they used the wrong recovery disk for it.how do we get the computer to recognize and install its original drive.it was 56k.i am pretty much computer illiterate.john
[email protected]
 

A:compaq presario 5304

hmm system recovery. I'm not too big on using that. My overall suggestion would be go into dos at the startup and do a simpe C:/ format or is it the other way doh... Anyways at startup of windows press oh F8 I believe for systems with win 98 or higher but if you got win95 its either f5 or f8 or you can make a boot disk and do it that way.
 

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the DVD drive stopped working and now the hard drive has errors.

I got an external USB DVD drive on it, but chkdsk cannot seem to repair the hard drive.

Anyone got any idea how to fix it or recover data off of the hard drive. I got a year's worth of work on it, and none of my files show up. Just "File record segment XXXXX is unreadable" errors about a million of them.
 

A:Compaq Presario 2500

Suggest you stop using the drive until you can recover the data.
It is likely that drive has failed or is going into total failure.
You can purchase a replacement drive for $42 to $75 depending on size and whether you get the 5400 rpm or the 7200 rpm in a 40, 60, or 80 GB model.
You can obtain an adapter to put the drive into a desktop unit as a slave. The adapter converts the mobile 2.5" hard drive by adapting the pin set for the desktop EIDE cable. Adapters are available many places, including www.geeks.com, www.cyberguys.com, www.frys.com, www.outpost.com, and others... cheaply at $2.45 to $9.99 depending on where you get one.
Then you can usually drag and drop the data from the mobile drive to a desktop drive, or use drive recovery software, then you can burn a CD to then migrate it to your new drive... or just use a USB transfer.
( We work on a great number of the Presario 2500's with identical problems. Did you know there are 434 different models of the Presario 2500 series of laptops?)
With the new drive, you just use the recovery set that came with your laptop, or buy the set for about $30, including shipping, from the Compaq parts department.
But you likely will not ever be able to use that drive again. Thus, you do not want to stress it further by more restart or rescue attempts.
 

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i have a question...a while ago my Presario battery died -- it wouldn't charge or discharge, the laptop could only work on the AC, but the indicator showed the correct % of the charge... I bought a new battery and it worked fine for a week, but I decided to reinstall Windows XP, and from then on, it's been a rollercoaster ride for me (( First, it worked fine, but the laptop started to freeze every 20 minutes. I followed the COmpaq's people advice and updated BIOS for some battery controller thing and updated the video driver. From then on, the problems with my new battery just started to overwhelm me First, the battery wouldn't charge when the laptop was ON. Then somehow it did charge. I decided to calibrate it, and now it doesnt want to charge -- on or off. The red light indicating the battery is flashing -- as it's not charging, and the indicator says "0" % of course.
Does anyone have any ideas?? Please? This only started after I reinstalled the Windows, so I am sure it's not hardware or the battery, everything worked just fine ((
Please help me!!!! Thanks... I'm desperate....
 

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Had to default my laptop now when it starts to load windows
says starting windows setup is preparing computor for first use
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What's the part/product number(P/N) on that Compaq Presario laptop?

You appear to have a CQ61 series model, so we need to confirm which one you have.
There should be a dash and additional characters after CQ61.

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My Presario reads press esp key for start up menu.  It reads Intel UNDI. PXE-2.1(build082)

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My old compact Presario 2100 won't boot up. It is using windows xp. I can't get it to boot up even in safe mode

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Is there an error message displayed before the computer restarts?If the message flashes too quickly to read, press F8 and select "Disable automatic restart on system failure"Disable automatic restart on system failure

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ok the dilemma is simple ok i bought this new laptop for the wife then it came with a built in webcam truth is i don't want that webcam so i bought another webcam that i am trying to use on msn but the laptop states found new hardware but doesn't install my webcam is usb ported it says m style on the cam the only thing it uses my wife states that she can access the cam thru the control panel but not in msn why is this occuring if someone could get to me asap would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance
 

A:Ok new laptop compaq presario

You may need to disable the original webcam

You can disable it by going to: Device Manager (Start->Run-> Devmgmt.msc)

Then locating your Webcam (that you don't want to use) and then right click on it and select disable

Then go back to MSN and use the settings to set up the new webcam
 

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What type of my RAM is cheap but works good for my tyoe of computer. I have no idea what to buy. There are different seriall numbers on the RAM. I am preatty sure I need DDR RAM but is that it?? Let me know plz =) Thankies.
 

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Installed with Vista Premium, i've realised that it has a Recovery Partition and im not sure how to use it. my computer came with a windows vista disc, but im trying to recover Vista and im not sure how to do it. maybe someone can give me a heads up on how to do it.
 

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I have an Compaq Presario 5724 that I FDisked and reloaded Win98 SE on. There are some components that are not working and I need drivers for. I have been to the Compaq site, but they have 2 or 3 different drivers for all the interfaces.
How can I find out which video, sound, modem are in the thing? Or, do I have to download all of the listed drivers and try them one at a time?
Thanks,
Dave
 

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My sister is having major problems with her Compaq Presario CQ57 (running Windows 7). I have been trying to help her with it but, I am about to literally throw it from a very high window. I'm thinking it has a malicious program lerking inside it. I am trying to get it into safe mode and am having a hell of a time. I want to do a scan on it and I believe it is better to be i safe mode.

There is no F8 option so that is out. I tried msconfig and computer says it can't find the file,(by the way it says that to any program I try to install). Since I can't get anything to install and everything I seem to try hits a brick wall I am at a lost on what to do. Every time someone gives me some advice on how to maybe fix this I can't seem to get past the first step!!!HELP!!!! She has only had the computer for a couple of months. This is her first brand new computer and it seems she has made a very bad choice!

The Wireless has already quit working too! Buyer Beware!!! Please can someone please help me out?? I am desperate.

A:Compaq Presario CQ57

How about booting to recovery partition if available to restore to factory condition or system restore?

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A:compaq presario 972 how can i update it

Can't be done. It is probably some proprietary motherboard if it's a Pentium. If the motherboard is ATX you might....I said might be able to upgrade to a newer ATX motherboard. You will also need a new Power Supply, processor, memory and possible new graphics adapter.
 

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Hey everyone I am having the same problem again as I was having before with my Compaq Presario 5000. It seems to just freeze up when I am on it or not. Sometimes I try to move the mouse to get back into Windows from the screen saver and it does nothing. At all! And sometimes in the middle of surfing the web and listening to music it just freezes up again and I have to hit the power button just to get it back up and running. Can anyone help out with this? I was asked to run MemTest before but I have no idea how to do this, so could someone help out? Also, since I am not a complete newbie, but darn close when it comes to the whole hardware side of computing, how can I tell what is causing interference with what when it comes to the hardware I am running and wether or not the latest drivers are installed? Thanks again and hope to get this resolved quickly.

Compaq Presario 5000
UWAVE Motherboard
832MB RAM
AMD Athlon 901Mhz
eVga GeForce2 mx 400 64MB PCI
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
Sony DRU-530 DVD +-Drive
Windows XP Home SP1
 

A:Compaq Presario Freezing up again!

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hi,
I have a compaq Persario M2000. The other day, I was using the touch pad to move and it just shut off. I tried to turn it back on and nothing happens. When I look at the AC adaprter led it is not turned on and it is plugged in. I removed the battery and tried the same with no luck. the ac adapter led is still not light up. The battery is fully charged, and when i try just that nothing happens. I opened it up and removed the bios battery and checked the chips and circuits. nothing seems out of place ot burnt. I used a multi meter to check the power button and it is getting power, as well as the curcuits in the ac adapter
can someone help me or give me some ideas what my nxt step is?
thanks
 

A:Compaq Presario Will not turn on

I had similar problems with compaq laptops - it's the power supply in your laptop - the repair for that is about $300+

check your warranty before doing anything else...
 

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I have had this PC since 2001 and it seems to be in good working condition. It originally came with Windows ME and two years ago, I upgraded the OS to Windows XP. I need help to clean the computer and start over as new. How can I do this?

Thanks

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I need to replace fried motherboard in this. I know it has 2.5ghz Intel Celeron processor. It also needs a new Hard Drive. The RAM is pc2700 ddr. Any suggestions on purchases?
 

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Need more info,

What socket is the CPU?

What is you power supply connection? 20 or 24 pin?
 

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Please i desperately need help, have got compaq presario 3015us(never buy it) P4/512ram/60 gb h.disk etc etc.... the problem started when i woulds scan norton antivirus, the system would juz freeze, tried it a lotta of times but same prob, then i started gettin error msgs sayin ISAAC.DLL error...then RUNTIME.DLL error.. then i wanted to restore it to a previous date, but there the calender would be stuck at oct and i wanted to restore it to september...

then i tried using the compaq recovery disk, the disk after 2 mins of running, would shut down the computer again, same thing happenned 3-4 times and next time gave some error sayin cant access drive H (dont have drive H) and enter but nothing happenned.... then i got my hard disk formatted but now ot shows "NO DISK SPACE" whereas i have 60gb and same problem of shutting down keeps happenning when the disk runs...pls help....

is it a prob with the motherboard or hard disk or juz something else....pls pls help!!!!
 

A:COMPAQ PRESARIO 3015us(HELP!!!!!!)

hmmm, when you formatted the hard drive, did you FDisk it prior? When I worked for Gateway tech support, we had a little saying, "if nothing else, then FFR"... which meant FDisk, Format, THEN reinstall OS, in that order. Give that a shot with a windows ME bootdisk. You can find the download at bootdisk.com
 

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A mate of mine has just bought himself a Compaq Presario and asked me to give him a hand at getting it up & running so I said I would, (really a classic case of the blind leading the blind). We did get the thing going & connected to ISP so miracles do happen. What I would like to know more about is the partitioned HD that it has. Am I right in thinking it is a backup of some sort.
 

A:Compaq Presario HD Partition

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Hi All

I realise this is possibly not the right room for this, but here goes.

Compaq presario V5000 laptop started giving consistant BSOD on start up, no boot (even safemode possible)

*** STOP 0x000000c2 (0x00000043, 0xDFFE8000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Ran linux did memory and hard drive check, seems ok. Have got all my data off and trying to recover the computer to a working state, but turns out the Compaq recovery DVDs i made invoke windows XP, this of course brings on the blue screen of im at the end of my tether.

Any suggestions, as I havn't got a scratch startable version of windows (as they don't give away them anymore.)


Thanks in advance.

A:Compaq presario recovery

Hi.
ok why can you use your restore cd to boot the the laptop with pressing F11 when booting the laptop,then follow the instruction.

N.B
i also have problem with mind i can not used it anymore because i have accident i lost my restore cd for compaq presario v5000.
can you please copy and send them via my e-mail,[email protected]
if you done mined.

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