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Compaq Presario Particulars ???

Q: Compaq Presario Particulars ???

I was not sure just where this question should go so if this is not the right place please feel free to relocate it.

I have THIS desk-top:

Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ2723wPC
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
AMD EI-1200 Accelerated Processor
Memory = 4GB/G(something I can't make out) DDR
HardDrive = 500GB/
I am running a PPS PE9 photo effects program that is only working about 50%

I have found the minimum requirements for running this particular program:

Open GL 2.0 capable video card with 256MB dedicated RAM
Memory 8GB+

How do I find out what kind/size of video card, how much dedicated RAM, and available memory my unit has ?

If my unit is falling short in any of these requirements, is this something I can buy and is it within my abilities to make the necessary improvements ?

I am quite mechanically/electrically adept but I know little about the insides of a computer.

Thanks for reading.

A: Compaq Presario Particulars ???

The Compaq Presario CQ2723w Desktop PC(H2L89AA) comes with Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit and comes with this hardware:
Pegatron APXD1-DM(Redwood A) motherboard
AMD E1-1200 APU 1.40 GHz dual core processor which has an average benchmark score of 682
4 GB of DDR3-1333 RAM
Intel Radeon HD 7310 graphics which has an average benchmark score of 171
Realtek ALC662 high definition audio
Atheros AR8152 10/100 Mbps ethernet
500 GB SATA hard drive
Super-multi DVD burner disc drive
65 watt power supply

If you wanted a desktop that's speedy and has plenty of hardware upgrade options, you couldn't have picked one much worse than this one.
Its motherboard has no expansion slot for adding a graphics card, so you're stick with its wimpy integrated graphics which uses up to 1961 MB of shared memory.
Its slow wimpy processor is soldered to the motherboard and not upgradeable to a faster one.
It has only 4 GB of RAM, but it supports 8 GB, so you do have the option of adding more.

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i dont know anything about computers so i will need a detailed explanation and i need to know how to fix it!! it just stays on the compaq screen

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Hello lilevee22,

Before the problem started was anything added to or installed on the system?

Try booting to Last Known Good or Safe Mode.

Restart the computer during the boot process repeatedly tap "F8" you should get

the Advanced Options.

Let us know if able to get the system to boot with either option.

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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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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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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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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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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
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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.

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Factory Restore Restores your computer to its original factory-installed software state.

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Have you tried using an external monitor to see if the problem is with the display?

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=407663&

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[email protected]

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

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A:Compaq Presario Freezing up again!

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hi,

i have one compaq c500,it's some keys are not working.i have to open it,i tried to open but can't , any one can help me.
 

A:compaq presario C500

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

I've removed your email address, as we reply to the forum, and putting it up may give you spam.

Can you explain a bit more on what you're trying to do? You say open it, do you mean log on?

Regards

eddie
 

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Wont turn on at all no lights no nothing any ideas?
Thanks
Perry

A:Compaq presario c300

Compaq Presario C300 General Troubleshooting guide:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00372748&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=&product=3213867&rule=2144&lang=

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My Father in Law has a Compaq Presario 5900T. His Hard drive crashed and I put a new 160G drive in it. When I try to restore the computer with the original Compaq restoration CD's it keeps rebooting without ever formatting, partitioning or anything else.

Can someone help? My FIL is bound and determined to continue using this machine. I believe he is afraid of change.
 

A:Compaq Presario Restore?

you need the old hard drive

the quick restore disks that come with compaq computers only work with certainpartition and hard drive sizes
to get the 160 gb hard drive to work, you will have to reformat the old hard drive and install everything on it

then copy the drive c partition over to the 160gb hard drive then use a partition program to increase the drive c to 160 gb
 

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does anyone have or know where i can find the dip switch settings for a compaq presario 1930 laptop?
 

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I replaced my LCD cable (with two different cables) from the the stock one because it wouldnt fully display if not pushed all the way back. When I replaced the cable I put it all back together and it comes on without the previous problem but now it displays 4 identical screens like. 1 23 4I have tried updating the drivers for the video chooser and have even loaded previous drivers but to no avail still 4 screens. Can anyone help me out?

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I have a PIII 733mhz Compaq Presario 5900T that I need some help with.

1st thing is that my harddrive is broken and I am looking into getting a replacement for that, but my question is:

What kind of disks does this computer support?
I tried a 160gb samsung disk, but it hangs at compaq logo screen so I guess it's too big. (hoping to be able to change this through a bios update later)

2nd part is that when I found a matching disk, how will I restore bios on it? I have no restore cds left...and I suppose this computer stores a part of its bios on a hidden partition like all other compaqs.

The 384mb ram limit is fine with me since I am gonna run Linspire linux on it.

Anyone that can help? I tried Compaq support and got no help whatsoever.
 

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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 have a compaq presario SR5210NX with windows vista home premium ,it has a problem in/windows/system32/ntkrnlpa.exe,the state is 0xc0000225 and the information says the kernel doesnt responde or isnt working .it says introduce the installation disk windows ,but i dont have it and i couldnt enter to the recovery system

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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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This is an older system. What manipulation of the case needs to be done to add / remove the hard drives?
 

A:Compaq Presario HD Installation

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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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Hello! I am attempting to change a 80mm fan in my Compaq computer. The fan I want to change is, I believe, called the CPU fan. It has a lever next to it and 4 screws holding it down. My question is this: Do I have to move the lever on the side of the fan in order to pull the fan up and proceed to remove the screws or do I just remove the 4 screws?  Also, how do I remove the screws considering the awkward position they are in? (I've been working on trying to remove the screws; however, it is difficult to maneuver the screwdriver into the top of the screws to remove them. This is because part of the fan case is above the screws making it necessary to place the screwdriver sideways in order to remove the screws.) Thank you for your response.  

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I have a f560US AMD Sempron 3500+ 2.8 GHz 1.5 GB Ram 32 bit and I am trying to boot to Linux from a USB thumb drive. I installed Ubuntu using Unetbootin on my 8 GB stick but I can't seem to make this laptop boot from the USB. I've gone into the bios and tried but have failed. Help me, please.
 

A:Compaq Presario won't boot from USB

Does your laptop allow booting from USB? Did you see the USB flash drive listed in the boot order screen?
 

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I have an older compaq presario 5000 (5wv260), i want to upgrade the memory in it. I know it takes sdram, 168 pin, but i dont know if i need parity or non-parity. OR ecc or non-ecc... anyone know what this computer takes?
thanks
 

A:compaq presario memory help..

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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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A friend has a Presario X1300. It has a small problem. The power button only works once in a while (perhaps 1 in 20 presses). I thought perhaps it was a cold solder joint but even after touching up the button's pads its still has the problem.

It could be a bad switch, it looked like the switch had previously been replaced (although he hasn't had it serviced except to put in a new hard drive about a month before the switch went bad).

I found a post that indicated that someone found schematics for the motherboard and I was hoping that someone here would be able to point me in the right direction. I didn't find them on google. I'm going to replace the switch first, but if that doesn't work I have to assume there's some other problem that will need debugged.

I hate to see such a nice laptop go to waste because of a stupid power on problem.

I have found the service manual online. Its great, but has no schematics.

Thanks for any ideas you can offer.

Raydude
 

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I just bought and set up a new computer system, and am now trying to get my old one to boot, so that I can migrate the files needed for the new system. The monitor doesn't come on, and all I'm getting is a fast blinking green light on the tower. I've un/replugged all cables and power cords, and I know the monitor is OK because it belongs to my husband's matching computer, but my old one won't boot.

Help!!!
 

A:Compaq Presario won't boot!

I'm desperate, guys! Is there any other information I can give you to help resolve my problem? I have the Easy Transfer Cable for Vista all ready to go (and the software loaded in the old computer before I disconnected it and moved it to the card table), but I can't get my Compaq to boot.

If you can't help me, I guess I'll take it to Best Buy tomorrow and let the Geek Squad have at it...
 

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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 need to replace HD in my Compaq but I can't seem to get the plastic cover off front without forcing it. I am afraid I will break it. Any suggestions?
Thanks for your time.
Jerry L.
 

A:COMPAQ PRESARIO COVER

Well you didn't say it so I will ask. Are you sure the front cover has to come off. Most cases you just remove the screws on the back, remove the back metal shroud, and access the machine from there. A few cases have the front covers come off but the majority don't.
 

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I am upgrading a Compaq Presario 5000 model #5WB220 with a very low 15 GB hard drive for a friend. It currently has Windows ME and there is no Compaq Restore CD.

I have increased the memory to 320 by adding an additional 256 MB RAM.

I am wanting to totally replace the 15GB hard drive with an 80 GB hard drive and load Windows XP Home.

The problem I am finding out is that Compaq has propriertory info on a partition within the existing drive. From what I understand without the Restore CD, I can't put the new drive in.

I'm wondering if there are any other alternatives to doing this.

Can I install XP on the existing drive and then transfer all the data (to include the compaq proprietory info) to the new drive in a slave position?
 

A:Upgrade Compaq Presario

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I have a Compaq Presario 1200 laptop that won't come out of hibernation. With either the battery or A/C cable the power on light on the keyboard will come on after the power switch is pressed and a couple of seconds of clicks from the vicinity of the 3 1/2 floppy or the hard drive area but nothing else - no beeps or anything on the screen.
I talked to Tech support (I am out of warranty) and tried their suggestions - removing all power and pressing the power button and then reinserting the battery; turning it off, removing power for 24 hours and then turning it back on.
One suggestion I had from another source was to remove the CMOS battery but I can not figure out how to access that part of the case. I can get to the hard drive but not the battery.
Any suggestions or directions on removing the CMOS battery?
 

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I need to completely reformat my compaq presario but have no idea how to format it since it is using vista. help help me do it step by step. thank you.

reen

A:Compaq Presario Vista

1. turn on computer and tap on F11 repeatedly until the Compaq screen disappears
2. click Advanced Options
3. select system recovery (may say restore the computer to factory settings)
and click recover without backing up files, click next

It will do the rest on its own.

Do this with ONLY mouse, keyboard, monitor and power attached. If you added any parts inside other than ram you will need to remove them to ensure it works properly.

Thats all!

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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 bought this compaq presario 1800T from a garage sale and when I first turned it on it took at least 30min. for it to completely boot up and run fine. Cna some tell what to do for it to run faster. Also it has no memory chip and it runs on xp and was designed for ME or 2000.
Im also trying to get internet on it.
Please Help!
 

A:Need Help with compaq presario 1800T

how can it run with no memory? You will at least 1 gb of ram to run XP well. 512mb at the minimum to be acceptable.
Read the upgrading/troubleshooting ram guide in the guides forum before installing ram.

read the speeding up computers/system guide in the guides forum to see how to speed up your system. It is old, so bear in mind it really is only good for office work.

It has a built in telephone modem port and a LAN port for internet.
If you want to go WIFI (wireless) you need to buy a WIFI card for it.
 

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My friend bought a new computer the other day without asking me for my opinion. I was wondering if he could put a better vid card in it. If so is it AGP 4x or 8x or no agp at all. THANX a bunch.
 

A:AGP on Compaq Presario SR1224NX

This doent help dude post system spec so that we can tell whether he can go for a AGP/PCIe or whatever his options are.
 

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Compaq Presario 3000+ AMD Sempron processor
Windows XP SP3
1 gig PC2700 memory
80 gig IDE HD
430 watt OS
Video and sound add in cards

On power-on the power light comes on, and the fans run, monitor is black.
 

A:Compaq Presario - no boot

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Have a Compaq Presario 1020 - laptop. Info is as follows -
Series 2900A
Model FBV1433VQL1J
Serial V644HZD50299

Need a maintenance manual. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:Compaq Presario 1020

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=94911&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us
 

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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
 

A:Compaq Presario 5724

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Hello Everyone,

I am running Windows XP Pro on a HP Compaq Presario S3190UK desktop and since this evening I haven't been able to even get to the Windows Splash screen.

When I boot I am given the options of Safe Mode, Last Known Good Configuration, Start Windows Normally and Recovery Mode (which doesn't respond). Whichever option I select it stalls and will not boot the files and when I boot in safe mode it stalls after about seven seconds.

I have the Operating CD which I have tried to boot from but upon boot up I get the message "Please insert the Restore Plus! CD" . I don't have this.

Is there any chance of me retrieving my data?

Thanks for your help in advance.
 

A:Restore Plus! CD for HP Compaq Presario

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i just did a fresh install on this compaq laptop w/ win2k pro and i lost several of the add on thingys that compaq added to the laptop.

ie. the volume and scroll options on the keyboard. i went to the compaq site and haven't found the documentation on what the name of the programs or drivers are called for these 2 options.

any help would be nice.
thanks
 

A:Compaq presario 1694 w/ 2k pro

You should have gotten a Restore CD with your laptop. That is the OS and all specific drivers, apps and Compaq features that were on the system. Anytime you install a "fresh" OS, you will lose all that stuff. With Compaq, I think this is not all bad. If you bought the laptop with something other that Win2K, then you are most likely SOL and on your own.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario 7588
serial number: 8011dcw41090
With Pentium III 550Mhz processor I hear that I can up grade the processor to 1100 Mhz but I still need some information a bout the processor like the type of socket and the cache memory and if I can just buy a processor and install it normally without contacting Compaq service
 

A:compaq presario 7588

You'd probably need a Socket 370. I don't think the Tualatin based P3's would work for you. They are the ones with 512k L2 cache. You'd need a regular Coppermine based P3. (256k L2)
 

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I have a compaq presario 7470 in my possession. It used to work, but not for some reason it refuses to. I just bought a power supply for it and it still doesnt work. I figured out that if u remove the J3 pin from pins 2 and 3 after pressing the power button it will turn on. The compaq screen comes up and it says '102-System Board Failure.' This seems bad...what should i do? is it a fried motherboard? if the board was fried would it even turn on?? Thanks!
 

A:Compaq Presario 7470

I don't think the motherboard is fried in which case it wouldn't boot, as you say. But it definitly is having some problems...

Has Compaq support service gotten back with you yet ?
 

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My landlady's Compaq Presario SR1103WM is acting up and I'm pretty certain it is the PSU going out because the symptoms are the same as my PC had when it's PSU went belly up on me. It starts booting up fine until Windows XP Home starts loading, than it resets. I used a WinXP disk to repair the boot files and MBR with no effect, so we decided to reinstall Windows (been needing to do that anyway). Before doing that though, I was going to try recovering pictures of her grandkids by using a Linux Live CD, and ran into the same problem with it, so that eliminated Windows problems.

To the best of my knowledge, that leaves the PSU (likely) or the memory (possible) as the probable causes. I running Memtest86+ on it tonight to eliminate that cause.

Please correct me if I'm wrong in my diagnosis or if I am missing anything, but if I'm right about the PSU, that brings me to my main problem. I have heard that many Compaq models have proprietary PSUs so that you can't use off-the-shelf parts to replace them and have to buy one from them at a higher price. Is that the case with this model or can I order one from Newegg? I looked up the PC on Compaq's web site, and it didn't even say what PSU it has.

Thank you in advance.
 

A:Compaq Presario SR1103WM PSU

Memtest86+ has compleated 34 cycles with zero errors. Looks like it is the PSU.
 

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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

A:How do I get my Compaq Presario lap top to boot

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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Original 500GB HDD was showing signs of eminent failure.I successfully cloned the drive to a new 400GB HDD, using NORTON GHOST.(I know this drive is smaller than the original, but less than 30GB was being used on the original)Anyway, The new drive would not boot.Assuming that the problem may be OS license-related, I ordered the Compaq Recovery Discs Set.While waiting for the Recovery Disc Set to arrive, I purchased a Sandisk 120GB SSD.(Again, I know that the 120GB SSD is smaller than the original 500GB HDD that came with the computer, but I do not plan to even fill it 50%.)Anyway, The Recovery Disc Set arrived and I attemted to use it on the new Sandisk 120GB SSD.The process seemed to go fine, all 3 discs of the set seemed to copy, and then the computer restarts and a screen displaying files flying across the screen from one folder to another stays there forever.I waited 15 hours and came back and I still just see:Files flying across the screen, from one folder to another folder.The drive activity light is blinking, but obviously there is a problem. Some possible related facts/information:The SSD is detected in the BIOS.The SSD Checks good, by the BIOS Diagnostics "Smart" Tests.I cannot find anywhere in the BIOS to disable AHCI, it only shows SATA or IDE.Current Bios version is 5.5.5, and I have been unable to find a BIOS Update anywhere.Current Memory (RAM) is 4GB (2x2GB), which was an upgrade since the machine was originally purchased. Can someone p... Read more

A:Compaq Presario SSD Upgrade

Greetings, I use Paragon Professional Disk Imaging software. Try Macrium Reflect free. Disk cloning is also included in the free version. Cheers!

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My Compaq M2000 Presario fan will not work. I have even bought a new fan and it still does not work. Is there a thermal switch on the motherboard that i could use to turn on the fan. Help is much apreciated.
 

A:Compaq M2000 Presario Fan Help

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Just throwing this out in case someone can help

I have a Compaq Presario 5461 and when the hard drive crashed I got a new hard drive off ebay (same model the pc came with). When I try to use the compaq restore disk, i get an error that pretty much says restore can't be run on that machine. I realize that these restore disks are somehow keyed to the machine so you can't use them on another machine, but all the hardware is the same except for a little more memory. Only thing I can think of is a bios update that I applied. Did that alter the "signature" of the PC. If so, would it work if I backed of the bios update?

At this point the pc is just a toy, i'm using it to learn more about hardware, etc. I was able to install windows and just used my license key that came with the computer, so thats not an issue. But it bugs me that I can't get this restore to work. I did also notice that PC does not have an asset tag - wondering if the bios update zapped that.

Other notes - there was no extra partition that I know of on the orig hard drive, and there is only one restore CD (no diskette). I was able to do a restore of the pc several years ago
so I am pretty sure the disk is not defective.

Any help or thoughts would be appreciated
 

A:Compaq presario restore

a different hard drive than the one the pc came with shouldn't alter the restore process.
What error is it giving you?
 

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We have a very old Presario 4550, connected to an old cathode tube display and we also can't find a functional printer with old fashioned connectors. There are two USB ports on the back of the tower - could we connect a more modern display and printer to this tower using the USB ports?

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I have a Compaq Presario, Authentic AMD K-6 3D Processor.
In order to run DirectX 8.1 for my 5 year old to play his new TONKA games, I need to upgrade the video card. I have looked on the TRIDENT website (with no success) and was wondering if anyone has a newer version than I have. This is what I have:

Trident Blade 3D/MVP4 (63)
Trident Microsystems
Chip type: Blade 3D/MVP4
main driver trid_p3d.drv
v. 4.12.01.2214
Mini VDD: trident.vxd
VDD: *vdd, *vflatd
 

A:Compaq Presario 7360

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I've searched this site, I've asked HP/Compaq, and I've checked search engines but still don't have an answer, so wondering if I can find it here.
I have a Compaq Presario 700 with what I believe is a dead hard drive. I want to replace it, but not sure if it is necessary to copy the files from the drive first. I don't think it's possible, as the drive doesn't seem to work at all. Can I replace it with a new (upgraded) hard drive and just run the original Windows QuickRestore discs, or is there something more to it that I would need?
Here's what happens: I switch the laptop on and it wants to start up, but then, before Windows is running, the hard drive begins it's lovely scraping and clunking noises and I eventually get a black screen with plain text saying windows had to shut down... and is beginning dump of physical memory. Of course, this all started after some fool (maybe me, maybe not) dropped the laptop.
Every site I've checked says I'll need to create a backup of all files before replacing the hard drive. I didn't have anything on there that I need to save, so am wondering if I can just run the QuickRestore and get back to business as usual.
 

A:Compaq Presario HDD replacement ?s

Welcome to the TSG forum.
Which Compaq Laptop ???
http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Look...ery=Compaq+Presario+700&submit.x=9&submit.y=3

Have you backed up all your personal Data ??

Yes .. just put in a new HD .. and run the recovery CD/DVDs
This'll put it back to the way you bought it .. assuming no other problems.
 

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I was trying to upgrade my brother's Compaq 5340 from Windows 98 to XP. I kept giving me errors on the C: drive but would continue to work in Win98. I moved the valuable files onto another drive and formated C:

Now I cannot install anything on drive C: . None of my Windows installationd discs with work with it.

It keeps saying that there is a compressed file or directory on the drive or that it is write protected.

I booted of A: drive with a Win98 startup disc but cannot access C: drive.

What Is going on? Did I screw something up?
 

A:Compaq Presario 5340

Boot off a floppy disk and FDISK the drive - remove all the partitions and then create a new Active/Primary partition. Also make sure that Antivirus/Bootector protection is off in the BIOS. Then boot off the XP cd and format the drive and do the install. To boot off the CD you need to set thej boot order to CD-ROM, A, HDD in the bios. You can also delete the partition from the XP cd if you boot off it.
 

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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?
 

A:Compaq Presario S4100NX

Need more info,

What socket is the CPU?

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

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will not boot to windows- tried to reinstall xp will not boot to xp cd-continually goes back to screen saying last known config, boot normally or safe mode help please
 

A:compaq presario keeps rebooting in xp

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i have apresario 972 its old but good its just a pen. would like to update to a pen.3 or 4 the mother board is a compaq. thats about all i know about it.
 

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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Hi Everyone, I am new to this site and really need your help. I have a compaq presario desktop sr1725an and I need to run a complete recovery on the system. I have tried everything the hp site tells me, but so far nothing works. I really need recovery discs for this computer, it currently has xp loaded. Does anyone know where I can download recovery disks for this computer, I want to restore it to its factory settings.

Please, any help would be great.

Thanks!
 

A:Compaq presario sr1725an

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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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Hi, how do you restore to factory settings a (COMPAQ PRESARIO SRI617CL)?

A:(COMPAQ PRESARIO SRI617CL)

If this computer has a Recovery Partition, when you boot the computer on the logo screen you should see a message Press F2 for setup and Press X for Recovery (X being F11 or whatever key it says) If you don't get that message, then this computer does not have a Recovery Partition (if you can still boot the computer you can look in Disk Management to see if there is a drive called Recovery)
Other then that you will need the recovery discs you made when you got the computer. How to Run Compaq Recovery Disk | eHow.com

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I'm trying to reformat my mom's old Compaq Presario SR1303WM. I've set it to boot from the cd-rom and I almost had it. But after deleting the partitions and starting a clean install it would only load the programs to 20%. After that it locked up and wouldn't do anything. I had to shut down and restart.

Now, it won't load from anything. Of course the old OS is gone so it won't start up on the hard drive and it won't boot from the cd. It just keeps going to a black screen with "Error Loading Operating System". Can someone please help me. I know they can't get a new computer and I just want to get a new install on this one to speed it up for them. They had a ton of malware and such on it.

Any help greatly appreciated.
 

A:Compaq Presario won't reformat

Since HP now owns Compaq, I am not sure what kind of cds you have in order to attempt recovery.
Per HP Support




HP computers that ship with Microsoft Windows XP do not come with recovery CDs. Instead, they use a hidden space (partition) on the hard drive to store the recovery information. The use of a separate partition provides a convenient process that eliminates the use of recovery discs that may be lost or scratched. A system recovery from the hard drive may not be possible in some circumstances. Your computer may contain Recovery Disc Creation software. Recovery discs for Windows XP are available from HP for a minimal cost. See Obtaining Recovery Discs for ordering information.Click to expand...

What kind of disk are you using to attempt restore, and are you using HP's support page?
Are you still set to boot from CD and to attempt to do so FIRST?
Is your BIOS properly identifying your hard drive?
What happens if you unplug the data cable from the hd before trying to boot to cd?
Do you have the "Recovery Console" option at some point during boot?
 

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

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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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I need help I have a Compaq Presario R4010US Laptop. The keyboard does not work for some reason, I plugged an external usb keyboard into it and it works fine. Could the ribbon cable that goes from the keybd to the motherbd be bad?

Fwilli2

A:Compaq presario R4010US

hi Fwilli2 welcome to TSF,

take the keyboard off and re-seat the ribbon cable. you might want to try uninstalling the keyboard from device manager and then restart computer see if it work before you take keyboard out.

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Appreciate some assistance.

Trying to help a friend with some computer issues. Doing it over the phone. He has a Compaq Presario EZ 2605 pc.

Anyone know of a website where there is an actual picture of what this type of PC looks like? Tried the Compaq site, but have not found a picture. Looking for a picture, and a manual, if possible.
 

A:Compaq Presario EZ 2605

Found a site with photos.

Please close post.
 

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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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I have a compaq presario. The bios are poop. Does anyone know if there is a way to update the bios with areal manufacturer? Or am I stuck with compaq's bios? It would be really nice if there was a way to find out who makes the bios for them and update it. Any info would be great. Thank you in advance!
 

A:Compaq Presario Bios

You need to get the BIOS from Compaq. While the board maybe MADE by another company, who knows what slight changes to the specs were made.

When you do your next upgrade, build your own and get a real BIOS.

Like working on a NEW Dell PC, almost NO Options, no Temp monitors nothing.. junk... its a DELL!
 

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