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Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM Notebook PC

Q: Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM Notebook PC

Bios password not working- system disabled code 70724054help


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A: Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM Notebook PC

it worked Thank you! so can you help me with my display? its on the brightest setting but can still barely see screen

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Hello. I just recently bought a compaq presario cq57 laptop from a friend. And I was told right after I paid for it that my friend couldn't remember the password so therefore couldn't get into it. Thus I too can't get into it and am totally locked out.It barely starts to boot up after turningit on when it almost immediately goes to the screen saying/asking for a password. And every time after 3 failed attempts it says disabled and gives me a special number code to go with it. The disabled code that it gives me every time is  -  disabled  69374099. Is there anyone out there that can give me the real/right password to put in especially one that matches up with the disabled number code error that it keeps giving me. Thank you all very very much. I really do appreciate it a lot. Sincerely, Thumper7771976

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

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM and it won't boot.I tried to restore it, but I can't get into the bios to let it boot from CD.It says system disabled 67912930 after 3 failed attempts. Help!

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

Try >> 78670316

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Hi guys.  Was wondering which processors are compatible with this intel-based board.  The current processor is the Intel Celeron B800 (1.50GHz).   The system will hold a pretty decent amount of memory running at a decent speed: DDR3L PC3L-12800, CL=11, Unbuffered,  NON-ECC,  DDR3L-1600, 1.35V  Though the processor is dual core, its performance seems highly mismatched to the memory the system can handle.  Does anyone know of a list or even just a couple of suggestions of processor upgrades I can swap this Celeron one out for? Thanks for any and all help in advance! 

A:CPU Upgrade Presario CQ57-339wm

 Hi, According to the manual and detail of parts the motherboard of your laptop would support the following processors for socket intel G2 Intel Core i5-2430M 2.40-GHzIntel Core i3-2330M 2.20-GHz For use only with computer models equipped with an Intel Core i5 or i3 processor and a graphics subsystem with UMA video memory 646177-001

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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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My laptop wants an administrator password that I don't know. Shows a system disabled code of 91550023. What do I do?

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When my computer is booting up it goes to a black screen then switches to a blue blank screen with the cursor. Then it will not let me do anything.

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I have tried doing a hard reset on my Compaq Presario CQ57 but to no avail. Power button will not turn laptop on but the F5 button powers it up for 2 seconds before it dies. What can I do to solve this problem? Thank you

A:Compaq Presario CQ57 won't power up

I have fixed it myself. I pressed F12 and held it down whilst pressing F5 and the laptop has powered up - YAY!

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how do I unlock my laptop. I forgot my password and I don't have a password recovery disk

A:how to unlock Compaq Presario cq57

I am assuming that you are asking for Windows Password.There are several ways to reset the password. Refer the following weblink for steps: If this does not help, there are multiple other ways in the following weblink:

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I have a CQ57 that I finally got to work. The Internet works for a minute and shuts down (Windows 7 Home Premium OS) and the laptop shuts down after 10-15 minutes of working. I am trying Best Buy tomorrow. What should I do?

A:Compaq Presario CQ57 Issue

 I am trying Best Buy tomorrow. What should I do?
I would suggest that you see if help form this forum can resolve this problem before allowing this other "shop" to charge you a set fee of about $200.
You posted that you finally got it to work, what was wrong with it?
What kind of other problems are you having?

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I've had my compaq cq57 for about 2 years and in the last week it has started freezing up so the only thing you can do with it is to shut it down. This usually happens after i've started it and logged in and opened a web browser or tried to do anything on it. I would really like some help with this as i need it for work.

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Hi, my laptop key fell off the keyboard, and I cannot figure out how to pop it back in. Everything looks to be in working condition, and even the white plastic components have remained on the keyboard. Unfortunately, every single time I press down on the black key, it never actually clicks on.  I've come to the conclusion that there must be some unique process to re-adjusting a key on this notebook. I've searched around on keyboard websites, but their guides do not seem to directly address my situation. They usually end with just pressing down on the key, which does not work for my specific notebook, it'd seem. I'd appreciate any advice.

A:Compaq Presario CQ57 Laptop Key

Hello dear, once the the key is popped out the complete keyboard needs replacement.  So contact HP and tel them to replace the keyboard for you #hpexpertday

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

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Ive got a presario CQ57 laptop with windows 7. When i start it up it goes to a black screen asking to launch startup repair (recommended) or to start windows normally. When i do the repair option it just goes to a blank blue screen that looks like my background screen. It now says its checking for problems and that my computer will automatically fix any problem and its got a training status bar and has been doing this for 4 hours now. It gives me the option to cancel it but im afraid to cancel it because im hoping its fixing my laptop. PLEASE HELP ME!! Ive tried to start it normally and it goes back to this error screen. Ive done the F8 thing at the start and ive tried everything. I really need help! im stuck. I cant do anything...

A:Compaq presario cq57 stuck

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My Compaq Presario is very very slow:
It takes for exemple more than 5 minutes to start the laptop.
clicking on an URL it takes 2 minutes to start the website.
I hope there is someone who can help me.
This are the specs of the laptop.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3690 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 280109 MB, Free - 184005 MB; D: Total - 20870 MB, Free - 2232 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 1106 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3577
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Very slow compaq presario cq57

Hi, Download SINO by Artellos.
Save SINO to your desktop and run SINO.exe. (If you downloaded the ZIP version you will need to extract it first)
Then please check the following checkboxes:


Startup Items
Once checked, hit the Run Scan! button and wait for the program to finish the scan.

A notepad window will pop up. Please copy all of the content into your next reply.
Note: If you try to interact with the program once it’s started scanning it might appear to hang. The scan however will continue.
Download Security Check by screen317 from.

Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the install icon.
If using Vista - Win 7 - right click the install icon and select "Run as Administrator"
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.

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The normal battery that came with the laptop is 10.8v 4090mah. However, the battery is now weak and I'm looking to replace it. But the replacement battery I found has a bigger capacity ? 6600mah 11.1v. I want to know if its safe for my laptop, because many people from Google search results said its okay if its 11.1v, and some online store sellers also said it's okay to use 11.1v replacement for a 10.8v battery.Please let me hear your opinions.

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Hello,I Installed Win7 (Fresh) I Dinint Think About Drivers So I Need Internet Driver

A:Compaq Presario CQ57 Internet Driver

Hi ITMarkus and welcome to seven forums.

I will need you system specs to help you out on this

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I have just gotten a brand new Windows 7 computer, which worked perfectly the first day. I turn it on a few days later and it won't detect <i>any</i> networks, not even my home network. Any ideas

A:Compaq Presario CQ57 will not connect to wifi

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

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

Realtek drivers are here:

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

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I recieved a new Compaq Presario CQ57 notebook from my father-in-law who never used it. Unfortunately it had a bad hard drive right out of the box. Years had passed so no warranty. I replaced the HD with another of the same. The computer came with the disks so I thought this would be simple but alas as many things in my life things didn't go as planned. The disks supplied are the 2 disk version. The computer came with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. When starting the disks by rebooting the computer the top of the black screen says "starting Windows 98" and further down the same page it says "Error: unable to detect... ADAPI IDE CD-ROM device driver not loaded". Seems to load anyway and start up well with disk one but when it gets to the point that it asks if I have the 1 or 2 disk version I hit 2 and immediately it asks me to insert disk 2. Before doing so an error flashes up in the bottom left corner that says "no files found. Invalid drive specification". I obey and insert disk 2 but nothing happens except for flashing the same message. In a nutshell - no restore.

I've searched the net for days trying to find and answer and came up with ideas but nothing specific. I have run all the Bios tests and all come out working well. Boot order is cd/dvd room first. I downloaded a copy of Windows 7 onto an external drive but I can't get the CQ57 to read it even after changing the boot order. Also downloaded the drivers for the CD-rom but can't lo... Read more

A:Cannot restore Compaq Presario CQ57 with disks

There's surely something wrong with the message of "starting Windows 98" and having Win7 discs for it. Windows 98 is quite old and there's 2 versions, 98 and 98SE [Second Edition]. As I recall there was also an update for 98 similar to a Service Pack. There should be a multi-color sticker on the case, maybe on the bottom, that gives the version of Windows and the required Product Key, useful for determining what its origin was.

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ57 Locked out of BIOS with message System Disabled [ 51320211 ] 

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A:Compaq Presario CQ57 System Disabled

Hi, Enter  44088837 Regards, DP-K

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I was recently given a Compaq Presario CQ57 (300 Series)  by a friend running Windows 10 64 Bit.   Processor - AMD E-300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.30 GHz It was running very slow so I upgraded the Hard Drive to an SSD and increased the RAM to 8GB. I then did a clean install of WIN 10 64 bit. While this has improved the speed a little bit it is nowhere near as fast as I would have expected.  The only software I am running at the moment is McAfee Anti-Virus and Firewall. Does anyone have any suggestions that could still be making it very sluggish. I gather that it is not possible to upgrade the processor. Thank you

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Hello,I have a Compaq Presario CQ57 and the fan is running all the time at full speed.I opened the laptop and did a fan and motherboard cleaning,I applied thermal paste,I changed in the bios the option #Fan always on# from Enable to Disable,I updated the Bios but still sounds like a jet fighter.should I change my fan?anyone who has an advice?

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Hi, I'm trying to find a replacement audio socket for a Compaq Presario CQ57.

All it says on the component is 120204

Its soldered on to the motherboard.

Anyone know any where I could find one.

Pics of both sides:


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

A:Fan settings on a Compaq Presario CQ57 Windows Laptop

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

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The system disabled code is 66055283

A:Need administrator password for presario CQ57 Compaq laptop

@Noseph01? Enter   79933805 Regards, DP-K

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I got compaq Presario CQ57 with product number: LR785PA#ABG bought in Australia. Small quantity of water spilled on my key board, i immediatly shut my computer and wiped it with towel and tried to dry with hair drier. All my efforts gone waste, currently few key on my laptop are not working. Is this laptop got a replacable key board... if yes pls provide part number to source one. Along with key board part number would you be able to provide "how to replace key board" video. Thanks in advance.

A:Compaq presario CQ57 key board few keys not working due to w...

Dear Customer, Sorry to know to that there was a liquid spill. Before you replace the keyboard, please connect an external USB keyboard and check if all the keys working.If YES, Then only replace the Keyboard. Because there could be a possiblity of liquid damaging the Circuit Board and replacing keyboatrd will not help us. Below is the Maintenance and Service Guide for your PC, Kindly go through. NOTE:Page 46 for Removal and replacement procedures.Page25  Illustrated parts catalog-  Part number for replacement Keyboard. NOTE:To watch remove/replace Videos use FRU Remove replace, towards your left     Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 4 

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I can't seem to locate the internal battery on my Compaq Presario can57. Can anyone please help

A:location of CMOS battery on my compaq presario cq57?

@mmtreece? When asked for the password just hit enter 3 times. Post the halt code. Sorry did not need to remove the CMOS battery. REO

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

A:compaq presario CQ57 needs BIos administrator password

Hello @kodoku Welcome to the HP Support forum. Please, try to enter this >> 74494504as a response code. This should let you enter BIOS, start your PC, unlock your BIOS and/or reset security settings. Let me know if this works for you

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

A:compaq presario CQ57 needs BIos administrator password

Enter the followng unlock code; 49983278

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Hello,I have a Compaq Presario CQ57 and the fan is running all the time at full speed.I opened the laptop and did a fan and motherboard cleaning,I applied thermal paste,I changed in the bios the option #Fan always on# from Enable to Disable,I updated the Bios but still sounds like a jet fighter.should I change my fan?anyone who has an advice?

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My son is 11and he put an administrative password on the Compaq presario cq57 laptop I bought for him.. He can't remember the password for it now..Go figure Lol. Help me please

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A:My son put password and forget it Compaq presario CQ57 Disab...

Bama Enter   30880517

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Hello. I just recently bought a compaq presario cq57 laptop from a friend. And I was told right after I paid for it that my friend couldn't remember the password so therefore couldn't get into it. Thus I too can't get into it and am totally locked out.It barely starts to boot up after turningit on when it almost immediately goes to the screen saying/asking for a password. And every time after 3 failed attempts it says disabled and gives me a special number code to go with it. The disabled code that it gives me every time is  -  disabled  69374099. Is there anyone out there that can give me the real/right password to put in especially one that matches up with the disabled number code error that it keeps giving me. Thank you all very very much. I really do appreciate it a lot. Sincerely, Thumper7771976

A:compaq presario cq57 disabled code 69374099

@Thumper7771976 Enter   76052019

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Hello Tech Support Guy forums! I'm wondering if you can help me with a problem.

My girlfriend has a Compaq Presario CQ56 laptop, but the screen broke and she replaced it with a CQ57, which I guess is the next most advanced model in the line. However, the skype connection would drop after just a few minutes and then drop repeatedly afterward every couple seconds. Usually, all connected services (like AIM) would drop off too.

So here's the weird thing - she returned it and got a replacement, and the replacement is doing the same thing. The CQ56, on the same network, can keep a skype call going for hours. But the 57 drops off fast, and we've tried two different units. I thought that maybe it could be a defective laptop the first time, but twice?

Anyway, does anyone have some troubleshooting suggestions?

A:Connectivity problems, particularly with Skype, on a Compaq Presario CQ57

would you post the following when its working and then repeat all the tests when it disconnects

is this connected by wifi if so also add the xirrus tests

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with t... Read more

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Hello, I want to upgrade from the E-300 dual core 1.30ghz processor currently installed in my Compaq Presario CQ57-426SA. Can you please provide a list of compatible AMD Processors I can install into this notebook PC? Thank you.

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A:Compaq Presario CQ57-426SA processor AMD E-300 upgrade

Hi, It is an AMD processor: Model number    E-300CPU part number    EME300GBB22GV is an OEM/tray microprocessorSocket    BGA413BGA processors, like this one, are soldered on a motherboard, as a result, upgrading or replacing them means buying a new motherboard which means buying a new computer. Regards.

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

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

ANAKONDA wrote:how to run the system bios in laptop Compaq Presario CQ57 with Windows 10?Hi, Sorry, what are you trying to do ? We don't run the system BIOS. And from your question, all I can say: Please don't touch to BIOS, this is the shortest way to brick your machine. Regards.

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Compaq Presario CQ57 needs admin password to bootup. Says system disabled with code 74006138.

A:Compaq Presario CQ57 needs admin password to bootup.

@Klanimal? Please enter         61964118 Regards.

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Hi i reeally would like some help my laptoppeesario cq 57 i th Ink theres an issue with the fan any help would be appreciated. 

A:presario CQ57 notebook pc not starting up system fan (90B)

Hi,          Follow the steps listed in the below link

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My Presario cq57 has a disabled system code  72114208 does anyone know the password to bypass system disabled

A:Re: Compaq Presario cq57 system disabled code 50555 523

Hi: Enter this unlock passcode... 63872828

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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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My son is 11and he put an administrative password on the Compaq presario cq57 laptop I bought for him.. He can't remember the password for it now..Go figure Lol. Help me please

A:Compaq presario CQ57 Disabled code is 85128591 help me pleas...

Bama. Check your other post. REO

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When I try to connect to my wireless networks, My Compaq Presario CQ57 keeps saying "windows was unable to connect to (name of my internet)". When I run the troubleshoot to look for the problem it say problem detected windows can't connect to the hidden network. I've
-updated all my drivers
-installed Ralink RT 5390 802.11b wifi adapter
-right clicked on properties and made wifi findable
so on and so on. My Led is white showing that I have wifi enabled. I've turned off my router, unplugged it, reset it, so on and so on but the same thing occurs. I have a couple other laptops and tablets in the house and they connect to my wifi with no problem. It's showing that I have full reception but just won't connect. I even tried connecting to my portable hotspot and it does and says the same thing. I can connect my Ethernet cable in the socket of the computer and it works just fine, but I need it to connect to my wireless wifi as this is going to be my work laptop and used on the road.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B800 @ 1.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3947 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1845 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 286174 MB, Free - 236037 MB; D: Total - 14805 MB, Free - 14715 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 4055 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3672
Antivirus: Microsoft ... Read more

A:Compaq Presario CQ57- Windows can't connect to the hidden network

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I need help to get into my BIOS. I forgot my password and after 3 attempts it says " System Diabled" with a number on the bottom that looks like this 87679821 and in the CMD it says error 5,  I need help with a project for school that requires me to enable the VT-x through BIOS and the only way I know of to turn on the VT-x mode is through the BIOS. PLEASE HELP ME  PLEASE HELP ME

A:CQ57-339WM BIOS Administrator Password Delete or Reset

@Pineapple_Tech? Enter     38751207 Regards, DP-K

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I was wondering how people thought of the Compaq Presario laptops as i am thinking of purchasing

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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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I need some help,

I am trying to downgrade my sisters laptop from Vista to XP,
I have XP installed now and most things are working ok.

Now here is where I need some help,

I have two devices which I've no clue what they are:
SM Bus Controller
PCI Device

The graphics card is non working as well it is a
Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset but I can not get it to work,
I even downloaded the driver from Intel but it keeps saying the file is missing or corrupt.

Now I have downloaded and installed the HP files from here:
ad even tried some Vista files from here:

Can anyone help me with this or point me to some drivers?
I have tried tons of Google searches but I am in no way the Google searching king..

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Compaq Presario C727US Notebook PC


After endless searching and after following some intructions from about 10 different sites I have got everything fixed!

This can now be marked as resolved, I will also be writing a "How To" compiling everything I have learned from various sites so if anyone needs help with this specific PC please feel free to e-mail me or PM me here.

Thank you all for your time

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And it crashed today. I'm not sure why but I think it was because of Java
and the IE8 I just installed a couple of days ago. I went crazy it took me all day to fix it. It even changed from DSL to the wireless connection...what's really weird is I don't even know how to hook that up!
So anyone have the same problem don't want it to happen again it was a mess.

A:I have a Compaq Presario Notebook with Vista

I think this would be better off in the Vista forum. I will move it there.

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Hi guys

I bought the compaq from CANADA and I am trying use TV out but the problem is just NTSC system on display and i live in Europe and as u know is PAL is there someway to change it to pal ? I did try with BIOS but is nothinh there to change ? is there any way or anybody has exprience of this problem ?

please inform me

thanks in advance

A:compaq notebook Presario 2197

search for you model and TV out on HP website 2197CA notebook PC&tmv=&lang=en&ctry=uk

have you tried
right click on desktop
TV option ???

driver here
the web site for the driver does not seem to ask if US or Europe so I ASSUME !!!! it will work for both ntsc and pal

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System hang up when ever I make video call either from Facebook or skype and also when I watch movies in online and youtube...

Can Any one help in this regards....

Looking forward your positive response as early as possible

A:Compaq Presario CQ62 Notebook PC

Hi and welcome to TSF try reinstalling the video driver and update flash,shockwave and java also silverlight

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Hi, all. I always turn to you guys for help as I'm only a newbie. I have a two weeks old Compaq Presario R3240US with 512 ram & 60gig.

I was installing a bunch of programs and all of a sudden, I got the "A necessary component for this function is missing or damaged (c:\symantec antivirus\novapw32.dll)". Then the system alerted me to antivirus protection not being on then eventually firewall protection not being on as well without disabling them from my end. Last program I installed before all this hassel was the "Norton antivirus corporate ed.(?)" and I ended virus scan before it was completed because it took so long. I did have the regular Norton antivirus on my system but wanted to upgrade to corporate version thinking it was better. I tried to uninstall them but I can't even open 'remove program' from my control panel. As matter of fact, I can't open anything! I rebooted it up by taking the battery out so I could even reboot but it didn't help. I was able to access a few app on my numerous reboots (when I could've) but very limited. Semantec(norton) did take me to a webpage where they described how to check for virus. My computer couldn't even do that. Something about active x(?) and even when I said to install, it didn't help any. Then it said to uninstall and install again which I couldn't accomplish either. I did check for virus with norton antivirus cd 'emergency' check while booting u... Read more

A:Compaq presario notebook crashed!!!

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I tried to install windows onto my laptop. It went through the set up process, but when it got to the install part, I got an error message stating that Windows could not find a HDD installed on my computer. So, thinking something was wrong with the HDD, I bought a new Wester Digital HDD. After installing the new HDD, I again tried installing windows, with the same outcome. Someone has told me that Compaq is bad about putting "blinder" codes in their BIOS to hide the HDD from being overwritten. I called Compaq Tech Support, but because my warranty is out, they wanted an arm and a leg to "help". Is there any truth to this? Does anyone have a solution for this problem?

A:Replacing HDD in Compaq Presario Notebook

If this is a SATA hard drive, you need to install SATA controller drivers at the F6 prompt. Since this procedure needs a floppy drive and you probably don't have one, go into the BIOS and see if you can change the controller from SATA or AHCI mode to IDE mode. If have this option, then Setup should continue.

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Hi All,

Discovered the forum whilst troubleshooting a BSOD i keep getting on my notebook.

I don't have any specifics other than the dump file attached as this is a shared notebook and all users get the bsod which then requires a manual power cycle to log back on.

I have run the hp diagnostics utility using F2 at startup and all tests passed.

All assistance is much appreciated.


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Alright. Please, somebody help me. This is just plain annoying. I have a Compaq Notebook Presario 2402 US that I got recently. It came preinstalled with XP Home. I wanted to format and instead install XP Pro from a CD that I have already.

Surprise, surprise. The dang laptop won't boot from the XP Pro cd but boots up fine with the recovery XP Home cd that it comes with.

I read somewhere that Compaq and HP block the computer from reading other OS's. Don't know why.

The question is, how do I unlock it?

I don't want to install XP Home and then upgrade to XP Pro.
Checked Bios. It is the latest version.

Someone please help.

A:Compaq Presario Notebook Reinstall XP Home to XP Pro

OK. I reinstalled XP Home. Tried to upgrade to Pro. Won't let me. Stupid.

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This is my System Information.

OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista™ Home Basic
Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MATRIX
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 550 @ 2.00GHz, 1995 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.32, 3/19/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale Republic of the Philippines
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16407"
User Name Matrix\Jorge
Time Zone Malay Peninsula Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,013.41 MB
Available Physical Memory 92.98 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.23 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.13 GB
Page File Space 1.28 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Well, my problem started years ago (Yes i've been suffering for all this years using safemode with networking) when i start he laptop after going to desktop right about 10 - 20 mins. it freezes then after about 50 - 60 secs. the mouse stops too and i don't know the problem please help me i tried System Restore already and if you can help me identify the problem and fix this thanks.

A:Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC Freezing.

BSOD Results:

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Hello, I am currently studying to become a computer repair technician, and as hands-on practice I would like to take a look at  an old computer of mine. Before i do so i would like to know the specs of the computer (Compaq Presario A909US Notebook PC), but since I haven't seen the charger in years, I cannot access my computer's specs through windows. I am wondering if anyone knows or can help me find the specs before i open it up.

A:Compaq Presario A909US Notebook PC specifications?

Hi: Here is a link to the specs... Here is the link to the service manual, which provides more details.

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How much do you think it will cost to fix that? and do you know where I can order the parts?

the entire right side of the lcd screen is off the hinge and i can lift it up. I don't have a camera, so that's the best I could do to explain what is wrong with my laptop.

A:compaq presario 2800 notebook repair help

well the plastic protecting it shouldnt be too bad nor the hinge. you can probably find most on ebay or use google and do a quick search for you laptop model.

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I have a Compaq Presario 1500 that overheats and shutsdown after a few minutes (approxmately 15 -20 minutes). Smart has detected that my hard drive is failing and I also have a DVD/CD-RW combo drive that reads CDs periodically. I don't know if this relates to the overheating at all.

System Specs:

Notebook model 1500
Processor P4 1.8 Ghz
Memory 512 MB
Rom date 07/24/2002
Rom family 68P4C

A:Compaq Presario 1500 notebook is overheating.

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[1]-After installing several drivers, using Driver Detective from PC Drivers HeadQuarters,I no longer have any sound at all! The last driver I installed was Conexant AC-Link Audio.[2]-I can't even go to a previous Restore Point because I get the "Restoration Incomplete" message.[3]-In Device Manager,under Sound, video and game controllers, there is no Conexant AC-Link Audio listed. [4]-There is,however, Multimedia Audio Controller with an exclamation point in a yellow circle; I went ahead and disabled this one.[5]-I downloaded Conexant AC-Link Audio Driver from HP.COM yesterday. I stopped the installation, though, because of an alert pop-up: " ...has not passed Windows Logo testing...". I had received this same alert with the driver from the other company but I went ahead and tried to install it anyhow. This time I thought I'd better not.?[6]-In Control Panel>>Sounds and Audio Devices Properties>>Volume tab: next to the speaker icon it says "No Audio Device". -- [7]-Also,sound icon that used to be at bottom right in task bar is no longer there.Any suggestions?


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A:No sound from Compaq Presario v5000 Notebook

Problem solved--sound is back. In Control Panel>>...>>Sound and Audio Devices Properties>>Audio tab Default device was "Modem #0 Line Playback". I clicked on the expandable arrow and there was "Conexant AMC Audio".  When I selected this one, all the grayed -out buttons became accessible and my sound came back.

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i just formated my old compaq presatio 2100 notebook and now i cant seem to locate the pci modem drivers anywhere.
can anyone give me a link?

A:compaq presario 2100 notebook pci modem drivers

You havent supplied enough information for me to locate the drivers for you. Please go to this link and continue searching

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The CD-ROM only reads orginal cd's but any CD's that have been burned on a CD burner it will not read....


A:Compaq Presario Notebook 1210 will not read cd rom's that have been burned

Some older CD drives do have problems reading cd's.. Most of the new drives are labeled Multi read Not much you can do about it other then change the drive..

Make sure that you try a burned disk from another source or person... Just to make sure it is not a error in the way the others are burned..


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Hello everyone,I recently purchased a Compaq Presario CQ60-210US Notebook PC.It came pre-loaded with Vista, so I upgraded it to XP Pro.I packaged up the drivers that I used to get everything to work.In case anyone has the same machine, here are the links to my file: 250 MB | No PasswordI have also uploaded XP drivers for an HP G50-109NR notebook.The link to that file can be found on page 2 of this thread: Luck!Disclaimer:: Bleeping Computer is not responsible for the content and the results of using this application. Download at your own risk

A:XP Drivers for Compaq Presario CQ60-210US Notebook

Hi aarrr. Thanks for giving these drivers. Ive looked for about a month to get decent XP drivers for my CQ60 210EN. All these drivers works fine

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


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Hello everyone,

I got this new notebook HP COMPAQ PRESARIO C736TU Which is a total nightmare for me as im having soo many issues with this junk.

As you all know this notebook has the worst ever driver installation errors, previously it was having an error on Inbuilt Mic, and when i return the notebook to the agents, they replaced the motherboard saying the fault was there. And now im having a driver installation issue, while been unable to connect to the web.

Im using broadband ADSL with a Prolink Hurricane 8000 USB ADSL modem, and it was working fine earlier on and it works soo fine on my other machine as well. But When i install the sound driver for HP COMPAQ PRESARIO C736TU im getting this new error msg when try to connect to the web,

Network Connection Error" Error 623 - The system could not find the phone book entry for this connection

Earlier on this was working fine, but after they have replaced the mother board im getting this and after installing the sound drivers.

Anyone know's how to fix this..? and wot its all abt..?


A:HP Compaq Presario C736TU NoteBook Is a Real nightmare I need Help

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I formatted MS Vista from my Laptop a few weeks ago and I uploaded Windows 7 Home 32 bit. I m looking for Webcam drivers that will function on my Laptop.

A:Webcam Drivers for Compaq Presario A900 CTO Notebook

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Notebook PC and lately I have been having problems with the computer. When I turn it on the screen is blank, and it seems like it doesn't log into Windows (because when it goes into Windows it usually makes the welcome noise) the Capslock light flashes, the CD drive works, the wireless light is red, on the left side in one of the USB ports it has a small light that flickers a bit and then stops after I turn on the computer. The laptop battery works, the AC adapter works (the light where the adapter connects to turns on when I connect it), I tried doing the thing where you take out the battery and disconnect the adapter and turn on the So everything works except the screen is blank, I connected another monitor to see if it's the GPU that's bad or my laptop's monitor, but my other computer's monitor doesn't detect anything which leads me to believe it's not my laptop's screen but something else. Here's the other thing though sometimes when I turn on the laptop the screen does show up and everything goes in like normal (the orange screen with the COMPAQ logo comes up, the Windows logo, etc...) but when I turn it off and then try to turn it back again the screen is blank, and I turn it off and on again several times until the computer decides to work normally. Right now I'm in my CQ56-115DX Notebook PC and I haven't really done anything to it and I am afraid to turn it off again because I feel like it's not going to work anymore (especially sin... Read more

A:Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Notebook PC turns on but it won't...

Hello Vault, You said something about the Caps lock light blinking. I would request you to tell me the patern of those blinks.  RegardsMathewT

**Click on the KUDOS Star on the left to say "thanks" for helping!****Please Mark a Reply "Accept As Solution" if this has resolved your issue.**I Work On Behalf Of HP

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The screen on my Compaq is starting to come thru scrambled. This happens all the time. Tilting the screen back and forth will sometimes correct the problem. However, I can only have it about 80 degrees to the keyboard which makes for a sore neck. Does anyone have any solutions? Thanks, Ray

A:Compaq Presario 1250 notebook screen problems

Sounds like the flexible connector between the screen and motherboard has given up, probably with use?

It would need disassembly and replacement of the flexible mylar circuit. Could possibly just be a connection issue at one end or the other, which still requires disassembly.

Working on a laptop is akin to microsurgery, it is very easy to do damage if untrained.

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I'm having sound problems on my old Compaq Presario 1255 laptop computer. A friend had sent a music file over AIM for me to listen to and I was trying to listen to it, but all I got was static.

Can anyone give me a suggestion? I'll go turn that computer on so I can use it via my networking setup and then I can try any fixes or ideas you can give me. I tried looking for a new integrated sound driver, but so far no luck.
Thanks to anyone who can help me!

A:Sound problems on a compaq 1255 presario notebook computer

Do you get this static sound all the time? or just with that one file? What type of file is it?

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hello there,.. please help!

i have Compaq Presario CQ40-717TU Notebook PC,
the problem is

my netbook support for windows vista, but i want to downgrade it to windows xp, because some school work still using windows xp. I've been surfing everywhere.

I can a lot of tutorials some of which is flash the bios. update bios with its high risk.
As for some of them give a tutorial to make your own xp sata, using "nlite" and I became confused when I have to find a suitable driver for ahci [CQ40-717TU].

to the seniors and professors. please guide
where I have to download the ahci driver?

how do I update my bios (I still lay the problem update / flash bios).

thanks before...

A:Install Windows XP on Notebook Compaq Presario CQ40 717TU

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
You can check your HP/compaq PC here:
General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
NOTE: Please read this thread fully.

If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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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 can not get into my computer, and I have no disk

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Compaq Presario CQ57
8 Gig of Kingston Ram
Windows 7
Vipre anti virus
MS office 2010
Small Business machine
This is my business PC I need it to interview candidates but it is very sluggish , with 4 small Excel  sheets open at times it becomes unresponsive. I have erased the HD twice and restored to factory defaults  only to have the same problem  with 6-8 weeks.
My first move was to update the 2 gig of Ram to 8 Gig but no noticeable  difference , I have Vipre and I ran memtest over 16 passes with no errors. My back up PC is doing better with only 2 Gig of Ram
MiniToolBox Data
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by Clem Griffiths (administrator) on 14-12-2013 at 12:50:28
Running from "C:\Users\Clem Griffiths\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
Error: (12/14/2013 00:43:26 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
Error: (12/14/2013 00:21:02 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND ... Read more

A:Sluggish Presario CQ57

Thanks for posting the good info , wish more did it from the beginning.
I probably won't really take a look until later tonight, but I will review your topic today.
SearchSettings.exe       Process ID: 3260        Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe

This appears to be related to malware, moving topic to Am I Infected for further work there.

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HI, my wifi don't work , i reinstal all drivers, delete and add wifi adapter and no change adapter: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_3577103C&REV_05PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_3577103CPCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_020000PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_0200

A:Presario CQ57 WIFI problem

Hi: That is not the id for the wifi. That is the id for the wired ethernet controller. If the wifi is missing a driver, you will see a device listed in the device manager as a network controller. What is the full model number or product number of your CQ57? The product number can be found on the same sticker as the serial number.

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I need the bios admin password for my Compaq presario cq57My system disable code is 59545125Please help

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I have a Presario CQ57. It has AMD C50 Dual Core processor, 2GB RAM, running Windows 7 Home Premium. This thing is very slow. Even after a reformat and disabling unnecessary start up programs and uninstalling unwanted bundled programs, this thing runs super slow. I have had Word as the only running program and when typing, I still have to wait for the computer to catch up. What gives?

A:Presario CQ57 Runs Slow

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I need the password for my laptop.  The code it gives me is 62688723.   It says "System Disabled".

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A:Presario CQ57 needs Administrator password for BIOS

 Hi, Enter: 73780305

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I have this laptop here that is, to put it mildly, SLUGGISH. General windows performance is very noticable. Meaning, you click on something for it to open up, and it could be upwards of 10 seconds or more before there is any kind of sign that your program will finally be ready to open. 
Then there is internet. Internet explorer is unusable. It will display things on pages, but if you have an intention, of maybe clicking a link or maybe scrolling down, the delay in it actually doing it is well over 10 seconds usually. 
It has Firefox and Chrome installed. These are working, with some lag. Normal surfing is ok for speed, even videos will play without painful lag or choppiness. But for instance, on Facebook, if a game like Candy Crush or really any of the browser based games, tires to load, it has the forever load... then poof all at once it is loaded lag going on. Then once in the game, there is severe graphic degradation and  unplayable lag with clicks and drags for actual gameplay. 
I have had this machine before and cleared it out of any and all infections that it had. I ran the same programs I did last time, downloaded from this site. Malwarebytes first scan did find traces of Conduit (that was all that it found), but got rid of it. Then, there again I ran all programs, including Hit Man and everything seems to come clean now, including 2 subsequent runs of MWB. 
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A:presario CQ57 (319WM) Performance problems

Well, you are running win 7 in the completely minimal specs, that might be one of the reasons, either way i'm sure my fellow forum members will help you reduce the load in your system somehow. I'd usually recommend an upgrade, but i don't think it's possible in your case, altough switching to Windows XP should improve your experience alot, it might just not be a good idea since it'd require wiping out win 7 and most laptops forbid that. Either way, would you mind taking a screenshot of the processes running in your computer? Listed in order of most memore used.

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Halt Code is 90080902

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A:Lost power on password for Presario CQ57

@Nightowl19? Enter    25988324 Regards, DP-K

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Hi,My laptop is a little slow, so I would like to upgrade some of the components to make it faster.Could you recommend me a better processor? & a RAM if you consider necessary for this purpose? Compaq Presario CQ57 NotebookIntel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B800 @ 1.50GHz 1.50 GHzRAM 2.0 GB64-bit _ Windows7Computer system product: 5CB21874YPHewlett-Packard: 068C110003204910000620100 Thanks

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A:What do I need to upgrade to make faster my Presario CQ57?

RAM is the much easier upgrade. I would recommend at least 4 gigs, and it will take up to 8. It takes DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM memory. CQ57-339WM seems to be your model.  This is the Service Manual which you will need to swap processors: Manual The CQ57s with a Celeron processor will accept only Celeron processors. There are a couple faster Celerons available for your computer but swapping a Celeron for another Celeron just does not seem worth the effort to me.  If you want the computer to run faster install 4 gigs of RAM and consider upgrading to a solid state hard drive. The speed improvement will actually be more than you would get from upgrading to a faster Celeron CPU. Post back if you want additional specific suggestions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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A:compaq cq57

Hi: Please read the first post at the link below, which should resolve your dilemma.

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Hi i have a compaq presario 700 the problem with it is everytime i go to install xp,or 2000 on it it always has errors like for example after u format it , it goes to copying istallation files and it will stop at some like this " Setup Cannot Copy File: Modem.sys " .to retry, press enter " and when u press enter same thin i tried changeing disks same thing the dvd drive gets so hott i think it may be gettin overheating but it installs 98 fine when this model is design for xp i dont understand. I tried "Home Edition" and "Professinal Edition" Same thing. The xp i could get on there is off the quick restore cds compaq Provides but when it gets done it seems like it works but u get copy error's like when u install office 2003 it says .inf error stuff like that please help me i would really apperciate . Heres the SPecs of the system :
1ghz AMD Duron Processer
40 gig hard drive
4x dvd drive i believe the one the came with it
VIA ProSavage KN133 - AGP 4x SDRAM - 16 MB Max Resolution (external) 1600 x 1200
please help me thanks
I ran memtest86+ and got errors with my 128mb stick so i changed it with a brand new 256mb ran memtest86+ got the same problems so whats next anyone got anything i tried running xp setup again and still wont let me :-( please help!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Notebook problems - Compaq presario 700 problems please help

lol no one can help me

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My girlfriend has a Compaq CQ57. It came with Windows 7 Home Premium. She has the re-install disk set for it also. The problem is: The computer BSoD'd about 4 times in one night but I was never able to get the code that I could look up. I decided to re-install the OS using the disk set but now it runs slower than it ever did, and it was never a fast computer. I checked Performance Monitor and found that the Memory reading was fluctuating contstantly up to almost 100% and back down. I'm thinking that the Memory may need replacing. The other graphs seem to be about normal. Any ideas? Thanks. Jeff W

A:Compaq CQ57 runs much slower than normal

Welcome back Jeff. When booting start tapping ESC and run the HDD diagnostics. Let us know if it finds any problems??? REO

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So a friend brought me their laptop a Compaq cq57 and you press power button, fan kicks on, then caps lock starting flashing and the WiFi light stays orange and the fan stops, all while maintaining a pitch black screen. I removed battery held power waited 30 seconds and then put battery back in and still same issue. So what's the deal? Most anytime I have had blinking caps lock its either meet bad CPU or motherboard.......any ideas group?

A:Solved: Compaq cq57 won't pass POST

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compaq cq57 wants admin password - system disabled code is 85822775. can anyone help? 

A:Compaq CQ57 admin password needed

@spidarpig? Please enter:     30780371 Regards.

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Some of my keyboard keys stop working suddenly (i.e. a,s,d) and after sometime many keys stop working. So can anyone help me in this thing.

A:Compaq cq57 laptop keyboard keys not working

 Hey @Sanjiv1?, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your Compaq Presario CQ57-200tu Notebook and keyboard keys not working correctly. You can resolve this issue by checking the keyboard language.  Please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices, as these could cause some issues. Here is a link to uninstall the keyboard. Restart the computer after uninstalling, it should reinstall automatically. This has helped others. Here is a link to keyboard troubleshooting. I hope something here helps. Thanks. 

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Hello So I Need Internet Driver For My Laptop And I Wll Give Specs To

PC Specs:
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
AMD E-300
Zacate 40nm Technology
2,00GB DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20)
Hewlett-Packard 3577 (Socket FT1) 45 ?C
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
384MB AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics (HP)
Hard Drives
298GB Hitachi HTS543232A7A384 SATA Disk Device (SATA) 28 ?C
Optical Drives
hp DVDRAM GT31N SATA CdRom Device
High Definition Audio Device

A:Compaq Preario CQ57 Internet Driver Software

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Try going to HP Support & Drivers | United States or
Choose your laptop, then you will need to choose Windows 7 32 bit then look for

Driver - Network

WiFi or Wireless
Local Area Network (LAN) Driver
You'll need to use the correct manufacture I see there are two or three different ones on that page.


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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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Cant find the neccessary drivers for the internet have been here

None of the drivers for ethernet or my wireless card work ???

This is a friends latop they had a virus so i reformatted and now no internet via wirless or wired
any help appreciated.

The virus was a virut file infecter virus so i was afraid to save any of the drivers for fear of reinfection.


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

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

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

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Dear Forum, I have not used the forum before and I am not very technically minded I have seen several posts and replies from members who have been dealing with a similar problem to me and I believe I have tried the solutions posted but nothing has worked so far. I have a Compaq Presario CQ57-480SA Notebook PC - Model #: B1V34EA I think it was bought in 2012. It was running Win 7 and worked properly but I upgraded to Win10 in July and since then (and despite a complete re-install) there is no wireless functionality at all (no wireless icon, etc). The physical wireless switch will not do anything except turn 'Airplane mode' on and off. I have surfed various websites and the HP site and think that it maybe the wireless adapter but I am not sure. I think my wireless adapter is aManufacturer: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.Description: Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi AdapterDriver version: 2013.12.720.2015Driver date: 7/20/2015Physical address: ?20-10-7A-5F-DB-8DFile version: 2013.12.1117.2014 I downloaded Piriform Speccy to identify my laptop's components in case this helps:Operating System - Windows 10 Home 64-bitCPU - Intel Celeron B810 @ 1.60GHz  - Sandy Bridge 32nm TechnologyRAM - 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)Motherboard - Hewlett-Packard 3672 (CPU1)Graphics - Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])Intel HD Graphics (HP)Storage - 465GB Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB (SATA)Optical Drives - hp DVDRAM GT50NAudio - Realtek High D... Read more

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

Please help

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

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A:compaq presario

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