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Compaq Presario CQ40 laptop won't repair or run XP install

Q: Compaq Presario CQ40 laptop won't repair or run XP install

Hi,
I'm trying to repair/reformat a laptop. It's a Compaq laptop, Presario CQ40. It originally had Windows XP but started giving a blue screen. I can't get anything to work now. Windows won't boot, all it gives is a registry error (software/hive). When I try to boot from the Windows XP disc, it starts the XP boot load, but right before it gets to XP Recovery Repair screen, it gives another blue screen. It says "Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7C1E524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). I don't know what to try. Several internet searches have suggested turning the SATA to Legacy in the BIOS, but I have nothing in the BIOS that relates to SATA. I'm stuck. Please help!

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Preferred Solution: Compaq Presario CQ40 laptop won't repair or run XP install

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A: Compaq Presario CQ40 laptop won't repair or run XP install

Blue screens can be caused y a couple of failing devices; HDD and RAM are most common. Substituting system components with good ones is a cheap way to solve problems like this. It's easiest to start with the system ram and you can easily eliminate the faulty component that way.

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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
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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Hi,

Ever since I've bought this computer (beginning of 2009) my Compaq Presario CQ40 has been extremely slow. I don't really run much software on it, but it takes around 10-15 minutes to start up all processes.

I run Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Firewall as security, but it previously had Trend Micro Internet Security in 2009.

I do Disk Cleanups, a full defrag through CMD and a chkdsk /r but it's still painfully slow.

The CPU fan is nearly always running all of the time, and after a quick Google this seems to be a problem in the Presario?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Andrew.
 

A:Slow Compaq Presario CQ40

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Hi Everyone,  please inform me the driver motherboard for Compaq Presario CQ40-530TU Notebook PC which is compatible with Windows 7 - 32 bit. In HP Website, I only found the driver for Windows Vista (32-64 bit). I really need your help all. 

A:Compaq Presario CQ40-530TU Notebook PC

 I think most, if not all, of the Vista drivers will work on Windows 7. Actually, when I upgraded a Vista laptop some years ago most of the drivers were included in Windows 7 so you may not need all. Seems like I only needed graphics and wireless driver. How does your Device Manager look?

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Hi! My computer is Compaq Presario CQ40. It's 8 years old and can only be used when directly plugged in to the electric socket. It's been working fine until last night when it suddenly shut off. At first I thought that maybe the plug was accidentally pulled out from the source but when I tried to plug it in again, the light indicator beside the power supply in the unit itself won't turn on. I tried to unplug and plug the charger adapter but nothing happened. May I know what could have possibly happened? Is there a way for me to check the possibile problem? I know that my laptop is very old, but I still find it very useful and I wish to continue to use it in the future. Hope to hear from you soon.Thank you!

A:Unexpected shutting off - Compaq Presario CQ40

If you are lucky the AC adapter has just died. To understand more, no light comes on the adapter brick when you plug it in the wall and no light comes on next to the AC jack when you plug into the laptop? Where do you live? On an 8 year old laptop you can find a useable "3rd party" charger for a few dollars.  

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HI  so i got this laptop that does not boot and does not even turn the screen led on... the power lights are onn plus i noticed the caps lock and the num lock lights keep flashing at the same time every 3 or 4 sec... before this it was working fine i remember the last time i use it the screen turns black... because the battery was low... then when i went home and connect my charger... nothing seem to show up... the things that I tried is rreplacing the ram modules, unplug battery and the power adapter then just connect the power adapter without the battery but still nothing.. plus i already tried connecting to a external monitor, a projector and also a tv with hdmi cables, still nothing.. i tried spamming the f9 f10 f2 but nothing shows... I am seriously worried now because all my documents are in the laptop... any suggestions? 

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Hello, I have a HP Compaq Presario CQ40-314TU Notebook. Currently, Windows Vista is installed on the notebook. I am planning to upgrade the notebook to Windows 7 Professional Edition. However, when I searched for drivers for Windows 7, I did not find any on HP website. I searched as follows: 1. Visited http://support.hp.com/us-en2. Entered Compaq Presario CQ40-314TU Notebook PC in the search box3. Selected Software and Drivers from the left menu4. Clicked Go5. Selected Windows in the Operating system dropdown list6. In the Version dropdown list, I only had two options; Windows Vista (32-bit) and Windows Vista (64-bit). Even selecting one of these options displays:No software or drivers are available for this product with the selected operating system. Please make a different selection, or visit the product homepage. Please tell me the link for installing drivers for this notebook for Windows 7 Professional Edition. Regards,Aziz 

A:HP Compaq Presario CQ40-314TU Drivers for Windows 7

Hi, As you can see, no available link for Windows 7. Please run Windows 7 updates FEW TIMES then post back missing driver(s). Regards.

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compaq presario CQ40 on "enter administrator password or power on password "is detected . How can i reset it .Please help me .

A:compaq presario CQ40 on "enter administrator password or pow...

Hi, At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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Hello everyone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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when i play farmville (facebk) i noticed that my laptop is slow. while my ram is 3gb already, dual core and im running vista business. do u think it has s/thing to do with vista??

A:Compaq Presario CQ40-310AU running Vista

My wife plays Farmville on my XP laptop that has just 1GB of RAM and an older Athlon64 CPU and it runs great.

Vista = resource hog.

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I won a Compaq Presario CQ40 series laptop. But got forgot bios password.

A:Compaq Presario CQ40 series bios password

madarya137 wrote:I won a Compaq Presario CQ40 series laptop. But got forgot bios password.What luck .. If you do not give a code by placing your 3 times one randomly, this time do not open so lucky, you have to contact HP. Regards.

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Compaq Presario CQ40 Notebook PC VJ985PA#ABG 515AX? I have installed Windows 8 - but now cannot use func F4 to switch to external monitor. I get "Your PC can't project to another screen, Try reinstalling the driver or using a different video card." How do I do this? When I look in device manager it has Microsoft Basic Display Adapter.   

A:Compaq Presario CQ40-515AX Windows 8 & external monitor - on...

Try this driver: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_125341_1 You have Radeon HD3450 video. 

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I can't seem to find the system drivers Windows 7 for "Compaq CQ40-517TU" I mean the chipset,audio,video and important drivers. I already look for drivers on HP sites but only HP bundled drivers are available. There is no drivers for system. Need help.

Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario CQ40-517TU Notebook PC | HP? Support

Compaq Presario CQ40-500 Notebook PC series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

A:Can't find "Compaq Presario CQ40-517TU" Drivers :(

Not sure how old this machine is, if no longer supported by manufacturer have you tried looking for vista drivers

I just followed your link and selected vista 32 bit and they are all there

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Hello all.Just as the title said.

My Notebook is HP/Compaq CQ40-323AX. When I seed the windows7, I love it at once. And I have installed win7 to virtual pc. But I want to install win7 to my notebook but not virtuall pc. So some problems occured. It's the driver. Because the win7 was based on the vista, I think it may run well when useing the vista drivers (The drivers were downloaded at www.hp.com.cn)


Who can tell me I can do as I think? It's my thought right?
Or someone can give me a better way!

Thank!

A:Can I install windows7 to my HP/Compaq CQ40-323AX?

How is the performance under Vista Ultimate? If you are using Vista Ultimate there should be no problem upgrading or even 'Fresh' installing windows 7.

Yes, a lot of Vista drivers work with Windows 7 (just right-click the setup file and in properties select Compatability for Vista). This works about 90% of the time, if installing build 7068 you may not even need to update your drivers.

NOTE: You will need to backup you existing files (pictured/documents/music/videos etc) and make sure you've got an installation disk for Vista in case the upgrade/install fails.


P.S sorry for the late reply

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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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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!!!
 

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

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I want to perform a Windows repair on a Compaq Presario desktop computer but the person doesn't have an OS CD. I think what Compaq does is put the setup files for windows on a seperate partition so you install it using their recovery console. However, if you do this then it reformats the hard drive no matter what. This is NOT what I want to do. So my question is, if I can get my hands on a Windows XP Home full install CD (The computer came with Home) and enter in the CD key that came on the side of the Compaq, will it work correctly? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Compaq Presario desktop and Windows repair

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Product Name and NumberHP Compaq Presario CQ40 (339TU) Operating System installed  Windows 8 Pro (recently re-installed) Any changes made to your system before the issue occurredAccidentally deleted the system reserved partition (approx. 300MB) The IssueI have recently re-installed the OS on my notebook (the previous OS was the same). I wanted to do a clean install and I accidentally deleted the System Reserved partition which was approximately 300MB in size. The install completed without any problem. After installation I noticed that the native resolution has become 1200x800 (3:2) where it was originally 1280x800 (16:10) and also the display is detected as "Mobile PC Display". I went through the Windows Update but it also couldn't detect my drivers. I went to the official HP TechSupport site (here's the link) but it had no drivers for Windows 8.Then I tried the Intel site and found the drivers, installed them but still nothing happened. I googled for 2days to solve this, found nothing that worked. I Re-Installed, Reset, Refreshed, Automatic Repaired, the PC from the windows installation CD, nothing worked  I had used Windows Vista, 7, and 8 on this notebook. The previous version of windows I used for 1.5yrs is the same one I installed now from the same CD. Previously when I installed windows and went to Windows Update, it detected all my drivers and updated them. I had nothing to worry about. I was hoping that someone here would find m... Read more

A:Presario CQ40: Display has incorrect resolution and ratio ev...

I fixed it!! I downloaded the latest bios and flashed it. Previous bios version was same but now my resolution is back to 1280 x 800  I didn't make myself any recovery discs previously, but I sure will from now on. As I don't have any way of identifying what actually caused the problem, I'll stay happy with the solution I found. This thread can now be marked "solved". Thank you very much for trying to help. I love HP!

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I am trying to re-format my hard drive with my original HP XP Home SP2 cd. It loads the files and then it shows" windows is starting". Then it goes back to the boot automatically and starts the install again. I have tested the hd with a re-generator and checked the 1GB ram, motherboard. All shows good. my OE cd is sp2 that I am using...it is a 160g Western Digital pata drive. The bios is set to boot from cd first and hdd second. I also swapped out the optical drive to eliminate that possibility. I made a copy of the OS cd and tried that as well. Be advised that I checked the hd integrity with a hard disk re-generator program and it tested ok. I also used mem test 86 and ran it for 30 min with no errors. On this last try, I get this error: "error loading operating system" "press any key to reboot cd." but now it won't even boot my cd software. Now it finally is back to the reboot cycle again. Also, I did a Dariks boot and nuke to get a clean partition. I attached a usb drive adapter to the removed hd and plugged it into an old laptop. I d/l the WD h/d diagnostics file to my flash drive and ran the tests from there...the drive test was successful...I would appreciate any suggestions.

A:Cannot re-install OS on Compaq Presario sr1403wm

Well...the first problem that I see...is that you have a Compaq system...which means recovery/restore mechanisms, not a MS Genuine XP install CD.Read Carefully.Louis

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hi,


Code:
Operating system installed
FreeDOS
Processor type
Pentium? Dual-Core Mobile Processor T3200
? 2.0 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB
Standard memory
1024 MB
Memory type
DDR2 667MHz
Memory layout
(1 x 1024 MB)
Maximum memory
Supports up to 8 GB DDR2 memory
System features
Internal drives
160 GB
Hard disk drive speed
5400 rpm
Optical drive type
SuperMulti 8X DVD?R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display size
14.1? Diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display
Display resolution
1280 x 800
Graphic subsystem name
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (shared)
External I/O ports
3 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, 1 RJ-11, 1 RJ-45, 1 Stereo headphone-out, 1 Microphone in
Speakers and microphone
Altec Lansing? speakers
Webcam
Webcam with Integrated Microphone
Network interface
Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Modem
High speed 56K modem
Wireless technologies
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g

it so happened that a laptop of my friend suddenly freezes that it needs to take of the battery for it to shut-off. during that point any options regarding back-up is impossible. So what i did is reformat it in windows XpSP2 but i have audio problem. Now i purchased vista premium but i cannot get the correct drivers for sata. Does anyone here has a copy and would like to share to me will be highly appreciated

A:compaq CQ40 108TU

What OS are you running & what was the previous OS?

Your system info says

Code:
Operating system installed
FreeDOS
You mentioned that you installed XP SP2. You are in the Vista Support forum.

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Hi everyone,

It seems like the BSOD is chasing me...

This time it's about my own laptop.

Its a Compaq cq40 and It's been acting very strange since a couple of weeks.

Suddenly a BSOD will come up and restar my computer.... but I can still use it...

I'd like to fix it before trying to format the entire disc....

I'm posting the dump files...

Thanks in advance!
 

A:BSOD Compaq cq40

It seems like you may have bad memory and reinstalling windows will not fix this issue.
What you should try to do is get a copy of MemTest.

http://www.memtest86.com/

Burn it to a CD and check your RAM. Let it test about 3 times, as if it passed 100% once it may not be an accurate result!

Post back if you need more help or if you are ready to continue.
 

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

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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 LAPTOP

Google Compaq for a contact number - ask them to send you a manual..
 

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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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Hi All,
Before I get started I did search the forums and couldn't find the answers I needed so now I'm posting.

OK, here's my deal....I have a Compaq Presario 5400 US with Celeron 1.2ghz, 512mb RAM, Onboard sound and video, Lite-ON CD-Burner, couple of hard drives, running Windows XP Pro.

I have an old machine that I used to play a lot of games on. Until now I have not played any games but my wife and I are getting back into Diablo II so I need to run a 3d graphics accellerator. I pulled my video cards from my old machine and had the following problems:

#1. ATI Rage Pro 8mb AGP: Installed to AGP slot and rebooted. Computer hangs at "COMPAQ" boot up screen and will go no further. Uninstalled Rage and disabled on-board video in hardware profiles and rebooted with same results. How the heck do I disable on-board video and get the AGP slot active?

#2. Diamond Monster 3D 2 12mb PCI. I installed it into the PCI slot and it was found by XP as a generic device but is no longer supported in the XP environment. No drivers available anywhere. I know I have to buy a new card but I don't want to drop some money on a new card and have my Compaq reject it like the older ATI card I have. I only want to play Diablo II as this machine is not powerful enough for any of the other cool games coming out(DOOM 3) so I need advice picking out a new 3d accelerator card. If it does 3d and 2d I'd be very happy but, and this is a big but, it needs to work in my C... Read more

A:Help!Need to install 3d Video ASAP!!!! Compaq Presario

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Please Note From my original thread:
Hello All, I am a newbie here and I would like to say thank you in advance to all you great people who provide such terrific support!

I have a Compaq Presario Media Center SR1834NX Desktop PC running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Ver. 5.1.2715.3011 (xpsp(wmbla).061009-1511 Update Rollup 2.

I am suddenly missing items in the start menu, ie., accessories is missing entries such as under system tools it's blank and many other start up items. Also I am missing some control panel items. What I think has happened is the operating system has had some files erased or corrupted. There are just so many things missing that used to be listed makes me believe that is whats wrong.

How can I restore the original operating system or repair it without losing all of my current data and programs?


No cd's were shipped with my computer but there was directions for making a compaq cd/dvd recovery set
I made dvd recovery disks when the computer was new and I believe there are also recovery files on the secret partition, but I do not want to do a full restore with formatting the drive etc. I just want to repair the operating system if possible.
I tried doing several system restore points, but it does not replace what is missing.
Help Please


Re: Re-install Operating System on Compaq Presario

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A:Re-install Operating System on Compaq Presario

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Hello All, I am a newbie here and I would like to say thank you in advance to all you great people who provide such terrific support!

I have a Compaq Presario Media Center SR1834NX Desktop PC running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Ver. 5.1.2715.3011 (xpsp(wmbla).061009-1511 Update Rollup 2.

I am suddenly missing items in the start menu, ie., accessories is missing entries such as under system tools it's blank and many other start up items. Also I am missing some control panel items. What I think has happened is the operating system has had some files erased or corrupted. There are just so many things missing that used to be listed makes me believe that is whats wrong.

How can I restore the original operating system or repair it without losing all of my current data and programs?


No cd's were shipped with my computer but there was directions for making a compaq cd/dvd recovery set
I made dvd recovery disks when the computer was new and I believe there are also recovery files on the secret partition, but I do not want to do a full restore with formatting the drive etc. I just want to repair the operating system if possible.

I tried doing several system restore points, but it does not replace what is missing.
Help Please

A:Re-install Operating System on Compaq Presario

Welcome to TSF. I am thinking strongly that you have malware on your machine causing this problem, particularly if you cannot do a system restore. GO here and follow the instructions:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...sting-log.html

good luck

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be so much appreciated!

Sorry for my grammar im not native english speaker.

Johnny.
 

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

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Hello guys

I have installed XP 2009 SP3 on my laptop compaq HP presario V3700,
I downloaded all drivers and installed them,
but I still cannot connect to the ineternet via the wireless as usual, also the sound touch pad does not work, any advices or recommendation will be highly appreciated,

regards
 

A:how to install all devices for Compaq HP presario V3700 ?

please do not start on new post - continue here and post a reply
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/926064-how-install-wlan-hp-comparq.html
closing this post
 

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Hi frnds

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

Thanks

A:Install windows xp in compaq presario c700

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

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

PLease sugges me what to do.

Thanks.

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

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

Make a Memtest86 disk and test your ram.

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

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Hye.... My notebook cannot be able to format.
Compaq CQ40, and i want to know that what software the best for my notebook...

A:Enable to format Compaq CQ40

Why do you want to format?
You need to be more specific of what you want to do

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I want to change my OS into Windows 7.I need the drivers of my notebook.Where i can find the drivers??.(I need all the drivers to get the best performance)

Thranks,my english is very bad

A:Drivers For Compaq CQ40-505LA

Just select 32 bit or 64 bit 7. Fabe http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...roduct=3966049&#

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I have a 3 year old compaq presario CQ60-417DX. The laptop was in sleep mode (or whatever it's called when the power is on but the lid is closed), and had been on for about an hour when I opened the lid. The screen automatically turns on when you open the lid, and it did that, but when it did so there was a lot of digital interference. That is, the screen was all scrambled and the pattern changing rapidly. Then the scrambling disappeared briefly and the logon screen appeared, but then it became scrambled again. I quickly closed the lid and that's when I saw some whisps of smoke coming out the back vent. It returned to sleep mode but I wanted to turn it off, so as fast as possible I opened the lid and held the power button several seconds until it shut off. I can smell that something burned but only when I hold my nose to the vent. I want to make clear that only a few months ago I used an air can to spray out the dust and there was no overheating problem.

What could it be that burned and that would cause interference with the monitor? I really do not want to have to send the laptop somewhere to be fixed. If I could just access the hard drive somehow I can transfer all I need to another disk and get a new laptop. The operating system appeared to be fine. If I turn the computer back on but hook up an external monitor am I risking damaging the hard drive?
 

A:compaq presario laptop smoking!

take the hard drive out before you try to power on

first open it up and see if you can see what shorted out,you should see something showing signs of burning discoloration

providing it was not the hard drive you can get the stuff off later,by slaving it or using an external connector
 

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I wasn't just givin this laptop. Upon startup it had an error which I continued past then asked to start in safe mode or other modes, - I chose normal mode. But nothing ever showed up on the screen. The blue wifi light and an orange power light are all I see. I'm trying to power it down and restart hoping it helps by pressing the orange power button but nothing happens. I can't even turn it off now??

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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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The other day I left my laptop on overnight and died cuz I didnt have the power cord plugged in and it wouldn't come back from standby in the morning even after I gave it power. After plugging it in, I powered it off by holding the on button for about 5 secs. When I turned it back on, I'd get 2 short beeps, LED lights on, and fan spinning, but nothing on the display. I've tried plugging it into an external monitor but nothing showed up. After testing for awhile, I noticed that when I plug my power cord into the laptop from a completly shut off state, the computer automatically starts up and gives me the same symptoms again. That's kinda strange that plugging the laptop to power = turn on instantly. Anyone know what's goign on here?
 

A:Laptop Help (Compaq Presario V3000)

My hitachi starts up when I plug it in.
I always assumed it was because it doesn't have a battery.
Never did.
You might want to run a full charge cycle on the battery and see if
it is still holding a charge.
then try it.
 

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The thing has no OS on it currently. But I can not install an OS because it shuts off when it "overheats" but fealing it isn't even that hot. Anyway to get around this?

650 mhz
190 mb
dvd drive
 

A:Compaq Presario 1200 laptop... UGH

Hello and welcome to TSG!

Do you hear the fan running on the laptop come on when you power up? (If it is overheating, the computer itself does not need to feel "hot" -- it could be any of the components on the motherboard, especially the processor).

Also, is it still under warranty?
 

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I bought a Compaq Presario laptop a while ago (at least 2 years) and since then have traded it for something else to a friend of my now ex-wife. The screen quit working for the person so I bought it back for the charger which I needed anyways.

When I shine a light on the screen I can see everything and the computer works fine. What I want to know is if there are any settings on the computer that could be causing it to do this or if the screen is simply shot. Any help would be appreciated; I tried adjusting the brightness from the [Fn] + F7 and [Fn] + F8 keys but that didn't work.
 

A:Compaq Presario - Laptop Screen Help

Is there a brightness slider on the side of the screen on that one? Otherwise it sounds like the backlight has gone. You might be able to get that repaired.
 

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When I originally got it from a friend a few years back,it had a bogus XP Pro OS on it so another friend gave a valid copy & I put it on & all went great till about 15 months ago when it mysteriously crashed. I suspect an angry (mentally ill) neighbor possibly used a flashdrive because when I rebooted it, it didn't.
I don't remember what it said on the screen but I did use the CD my other friend gave me to try to re install the OS & even after reformatted the harddrive,it said it couldn't proceed.
Well, I knew I had a recovery CD package but couldn't find it till tonight. On the triple CD set,it says ;
"HP Pavilion recovery. Below that,it says These CD's contain a backup copy of all software originally installed and can ONLY be used with an HP Pavilion PC".
So, my question is do you think it'll work or not? TIA
 

A:A question about my Compaq Presario laptop

Give it try. No way to tell to you try it. If they are indeed the orginal recovery disk, They should work.
 

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I was wondering how to do a good upgrade without spending too much money. I recently added more 512mb of ram and now I have 1gb. Is there a way of simply replacing the processor for a better one? I'm not sure about the socket this laptop has.
 

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 I have a Compaq presario cq60-210us notebook pc. I have been hanging problems with the keyboard functioning properly. Most keys do not work, but the ones that do I'll have multiple letters, numbers when pressing one key; for instance, when pressing n it'll come up n6jm7u. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the keyboard software with no luck. Not sure if I'm doing this properly, but the diy videos seem straight forward. Any ideas?

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No Windows 10 install method has worked on my Compaq Presario SR1913WM.My first attempt/preferred method was a clean Win10 32-bit install from ISO burnt to DVD-R (since the SR1913WM's USB ports are not recognized by any Win10 install method [hence I attach a PS/2 keyboard to install]):With "Custom" (aka clean) install I get the error"We couldn't find any drives. To get a storage driver, click Load driver"but when I then select a DVD-R folder full of all the "Vista" driver EXE files for the SR1913WM, (which I figured were a better choice than the only other option, XP drivers) I get the error message "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, then click OK." (whether or not I check "Hide drivers that aren't compatible with this computer's hardware.").(Is there a way to get the actual driver INF file out of the EXE?  Running them didn't extract any files [whichI could find, anyway], and the old 'change the extension to ZIP' trick didn't work either.)With the "Keep personal files and apps" install, it told me to run setup from the inside 8.1, however that also results in an error message whether from the DVD-R or the Win10 Upgrade Microsoft's popup *offered* (I hear that's a good sign) in the OS, specifically either:1.  "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."(If I opt to "Keep my files")  or,2.  "There was a problem resetting your PC."(If I opt to "Remove everyth... Read more

A:Win10 install on Compaq Presario SR1913WM failing

Hi: I have zipped up and attached the sata ide and sata raid drivers for the chipset your PC has below, since I don't know if your BIOS's drive controller is set to IDE or RAID. Even if you get this to work, is there a way you can activate windows without a W10 product key, or by using the W8.1 key? Because all upgrades I have done had to be done from the windows desktop when using a DVD. Once the PC is upgraded to W10 and activated, then you can do a clean install by selecting the I don't have a product key' option when you go to install W10.

























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Guys,

Any help is welcome!!

I have purchased a new WD Hard Drive(60 GB) which I wanted to install on my Compaq preasrio (5BW160). This has a CD-ROM Drive and a CD-RW drive. On opening the machine, I found that the available bay beneath the Floppy drive does not accomodate the Hard Drive. And there is no existing place elsewhere to install this hard drive. Could somebody please help out by letting me know as to where this drive needs to be placed. Are there any other precautions which i need to consider?? While searching the Compaq website, found something vague about a railing which needs to be purchased(though I have no idea where from??).

Thanks in advance
 

A:How do I install second hard drive on Compaq Presario (5BW160)

Hi there Mohan
Try one of the local pc shops for the rails for mounting your new HD.....if they dont have any they might be able to give you some suggestions on how or where to get them.

I had a simular situation on a friends pc (hp with a mini tower) and I was able to use a stacking bracket from an old case that I had and it mounted horizontal just fine ...kinda depends on the room that u have in the case ....some even mount vertically.

just some ideas for you

good luck with it
 

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My up presario CQ40 series popped with the message enter adminstrator password and I tried my regular pass word that I always use to log in to no avail the system disable message came up as 58530902 if anyone can figure out the power on pass it would be greatly appericated.help me, please!System DisableKey: 58530902

A:enter administrator password (HP compaq cq40)

Try this Password:47498324 or 00586459

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Hello all,

I have some problem here, i have install Windows 7 and i got missing driver name "Base System Device"

What driver for that Base System Device, and how can i got that driver for Windows 7.

FYI, i am using Compaq CQ40-126AU..

A:Base System Device on Compaq CQ40

First of all, are all your peripheral devices (printers etc) working?

If they are is there anything in your pc that is not working?

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