Operating system installed
Pentium? Dual-Core Mobile Processor T3200
? 2.0 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB
(1 x 1024 MB)
Supports up to 8 GB DDR2 memory
Hard disk drive speed
Optical drive type
SuperMulti 8X DVD?R/RW with Double Layer Support
14.1? Diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display
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 with Integrated Microphone
Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
High speed 56K modem
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
I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system
It's worked out well for many of us in the past.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)
What OS are you running & what was the previous OS?
Your system info says
Operating system installed
You mentioned that you installed XP SP2. You are in the Vista Support forum.
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!
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.
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.
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
Just select 32 bit or 64 bit 7. Fabe http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...roduct=3966049&#Read other 4 answers
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.
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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
Try this Password:47498324 or 00586459Read other 4 answers
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!
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
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.
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?Read other 1 answers
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..
First of all, are all your peripheral devices (printers etc) working?
If they are is there anything in your pc that is not working?
help pls.. compaq cq40 system disable key 56802920
@superhidden2008? Enter 49760306 Regards, DP-KRead other 1 answers
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?Read other answers
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!
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.Read other 1 answers
I just bought a laptop yesterday, Compaq Presario CQ40-340TU. It came with Windows Vista Starter OS. Because of the limitations with networking, I need to install Windows XP on this laptop now. I have my own installer of Windows XP and can't afford to purchase a different version of Windows Vista so that's not an option for me.
I really hope someone can help me find drivers for Windows XP for the following. I'm not even sure if they're the right specifications for my laptop model but I found them on a site selling the same model and from the HP product information page.
I already have nLite and I'm ready to integrate SATA drivers with my WinXP installer but I don't know which drivers to include. Please, help me!
Processor Intel® Pentium Dual Core T4200 (2.00GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2)
Chipset Mobile Intel GL40 express chipset
Operating System Free DOS
Graphics Intel GMA 4500 Graphics
Video Memory up to 1759 MB of Intel DVMT 5.0 (64 MB of Dedicated Memory, up to 1695 MB of Shared Memory )
Display Panel 14.1-inch WXGA High-Definition** Widescreen Display
Memory 1GB DDR2 800Mhz
Memory Slots 2 slots
Hard Drive 250GB SATA
Optical Drive Super Multi 8X DVD±RW with Double Layer Support
Networking/Wireless High speed 56K modem, integrated 10/100 LAN, 802.11 a/b/g WLAN, Bluetooth
Media card Integrated 5-in-1 digital memory reader slot (xD, SD, MMC, Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO)
I/O Ports Built-in webcam, RJ-45, headphone, mi... Read more
I've already found the WinXP drivers for the graphics adapter and ethernet/NIC.
Basing it on the list of drivers available online for this laptop, the most important driver I need is for the chipset.
Also, for the SATA drivers that I should integrate in my WinXP installer, that I still need to find.
I don't know where to find them. I hope someone here can help me, pretty please.
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.
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
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??
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.
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
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.Read other 1 answers
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!
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.
compaq presario CQ40 on "enter administrator password or power on password "is detected . How can i reset it .Please help me .
Hi, At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-KRead other 5 answers
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.
Try this driver: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_125341_1 You have Radeon HD3450 video.Read other 1 answers
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).
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
Whenever I log on to my Cmopaq CQ40 laptop it says it cannot find my profile and have been logged on with a temporary one. It also deletes everything I have saved/downloaded before (can't find it anywhere even doing a full search)
bump, please help I can't get anything done because it keeps getting erased!Read other 2 answers
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
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
i like to use my cq40 notebook with xp system, how can i downgrade the system from origital vista to xp without any other problems?
downgrade is a good idea and many users can do so now, here's the guide:
hope this helpful.
I have the above laptop and it is using the Chipset GM45 and a dual core CPU (T3400). I have read the HP's documents and I learned that this kind of chipset can support Core 2 Duo CPUs. I want to know what C2D CPUs does this chipset support because I intend to replace the current CPU with a new one (in the future) to improve the laptop's performance. Thanks all
You would do better by maxing out the laptops memory and increasing the hard drive size and speed
Hi,' Not sure that I'm in correct place with my question.I have a HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1, which I upgraded to windows 10 in last July.Since then, the laptop will shut down on every time when on battery and there is power left only around70 %. I normally use it in a docking station, only sometimes without a power cord. This is really frustrating as I can use it on battery only 1 hour. When I plug the power cord after shut down, and pc comes up, I can see that there is 70% left in a battery and working time 3,5 hours. Is this a problem with windows 10?What should I do?HP Support assistant says that no updates available, and the battery test says that it's ok. Regs, Jouko Nenonen
Hello JNe, Try updating to the latest BIOS You might want to take a look at this document: Battery Does not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge. It suggests troubleshooting steps to determine if the problem is the battery, the power supply, or the system board.You might find the answer to your battery/power issue as you work through the steps in that HP support article. 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 EmployeeRead other 2 answers
I fixed several annoying problems with help from a furum member, but in the process sounds, start-up +Microsoft noises through the inbuilt speakers have disappeared.
When I plug my Skype in via USB port minimal sound can be heard, as can through headphone speskers when plugged in. The media player handles a CD with similar result.
When I look at the volume indicator in the bottom right tray, it indicates fluctuating levels maybe 3 - 6%, despite the control being at 100.
All today I have been reading various answers on forums, but cannot find any solution. Many suggestions suggest I g to places on Control Panel that do not exist under the name supplied.
Does anyone have any idea(s) where I might find a way to fix this?
Many thanx in advance
Hope this is in correct thread !!
Hello & welcome to the forum,
Please look here for the latest drivers for your system & start from there!
Compaq Presario CQ40-100 Notebook PC series*-* Download drivers and software - specify product name - HP Business Support Center
Hi there Could anyone help me find a solution to the problem. I am getting the error message: You will need to use recovery tools. If you do not have any installation media, please contact your PC administrator or PC/device manufacturer. I have already checked. Compaq does not have any tools for Windows 10. What should I do? ThanksNewSaga
The SUPPORT PAGE for that model says it came with FreeDOS, which probably means that Windows 10 did not come from the factory. Using the Windows 10 Media Creation tool will give you a good place to start. Make the media, either DVD ro USB flash drive, and then boot to that. Read through THIS SUPPORT document from M$ on "How To" use the various recovery options that apply.Read other 1 answers
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
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!Read other 5 answers
HP HEALTH CHECK DOES NOT FUNCTION.Read other answers
I have my Compaq Presario CQ40 144TU (Intel C2D T5800, 160 GB HDD, 2 GB RAM).
I have got XP installed using a customized XP bootable to support SATA drivers using nLite.
I am using the same customized CD in this below entire post, so the problem of SATA not supported by XP is elimintated.
I had also setup a ubuntu installation which i never used.
I had a dual booting on my system with Windows XP Pro and Linux Ubuntu, last week I tried to delete the partitions of Ubuntu from the Computer Management window in Win XP. The system got hanged and I did a force shut down. On restart the system freezes after a couple of minnutes on the desktop. After doing multiple restarts(force) the OS is not booting up at all. When i tried to do a format of the OS drive and delete the Linux partitions using the XP bootable CD, the XP setup fails to access the Hard Drive, and do not show any of the logical drives as well as the Linux drives. The box which has the list of OS installed and their drives is giving a message that cannot access/indetify the HDD.
I think by mistake I may have deleted the partition which had the MBR on it. (I am sure i did not try to delete the OS drive. I tried to delete the drive which was showing as unallocated (ubuntu drives usually shows as unallocated)).
I have tried the fixmbr command in the XP Recovery console, but it says the drive we are trying to access is not accessible.
I did try to use a Windows mini XP live CD(Hirens Bootable CD), which had an... Read more
My Compaq Armada 3500 won't boot past COMPAQ logo. It wont boot to Floppy or CD and I cant enter BIOS to change any settings. I have 2 of these laptops (I bought them both used). My other one had the same similar problem when I got it, but I fixed by removing the cmos battery for 30 minutes and rebooting after I put it back in without the HD in the case. It told me error 162 options not set, and date and time had to be reset, and to hit F1 to save the settings. I did and rebooted. It booted to my floppy Win98 boot disk fine, and then I put in a COMPAQ setup for portables and a DIAG floppy and set it up to boot to multi boot. It runs like a charm now for its size.
But the other one will not accept any of these options although it does tell me the same message after I remove the CMOS battery and put it back in as I did the other one. But when I reboot, it still doesnt see the floppy, CDROM or let me boot to bios to enter setup. It just shows the COMPAQ logo and says "non system disk, remove the disk and hit a key when ready." I have removed the hard drive, removed the CD ROM, and removed the floppy on seperate occasions to see if any of them were the problem, but no change. I took the whole thing apart, and put it back together hoping something would end up being connected to the problem, but it still doesn't change the problem. Next to selling it for parts, any ideas? Its in great shape, has a nice 13 inch lcd and good floppy and cd-roms, and 192 ram.
C... Read more
Nobody is willing to even guess?
I have an old Compaq Armada 3500 laptop that I bought years ago to help me through college. After that it kinda gathered dust a little until recently when I wanted to dig it back out and just use it to play a few games on and whathaveyou. It booted up fine when I first did it but it soon transpired that it was absolutely chocablock with viruses and spyware and it was running terribly.
So, on what now looks to have been a foolish move, I did a C: drive format in the hope of popping in a Win98SE installation disc and have it boot from that to re-install Windows.
However, now it won't boot up past the COMPAQ initial screen and a "602: Diskette Read Driver Error" or something keeps flashing up.
Is there any way to get into the BIOS settings to set the CD Drive as the first in the boot-up line-up, or are there recovery discs I can download that'll at least get me into DOS?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Well you should be able to access the CMOS Bios by using either the delete, F1 or F2 keys (sometimes f10). Then under the Bios you should see the Boot Sequence and be able to change it from there. But either way, you should be able to get past the Compaq splash screen. Try setting your boot sequence and see if that helps.
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
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.
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
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.
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 188.8.131.52
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
If any more info is needed let me know!!!
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HiI have an HP Compaq SG3-110UK desktop, and I would like to change the hard drive to an SSD. Firstly is this desktop compatible with an SSD drive - secondly what type of SATA connection would I need assuming I can? I would prefer to keep the original HDD for additonal storage, so was thinking of getting a power splitter and putting the drive in the optical bay, or the old HDD there (either way). Is this a possible? Are there any gotchas before I commit hard cash? Thanks for all your advice Rob
Hi, From the following link I don't think you have room for a second HDD unless you have to modify the 5.25" bay. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02568761 Now back to your main question, yes, you can replace current SSD with a 2.5" SSD. Currently your machine uses SATA II (3Gb/s) but I believe you can't find any SATA II SSD around, you have to buy a SATA III SSD. You also need 2.5 to 3.5 inch SSD Mounting Bracket which you can buy at any good computer shop for under $10 (or few pounds). You have to work out how to put (physically) the old HDD back. Regards.Read other 1 answers
Pc is equipped with 340 Intel Celeron D processor, Win XP. 512 mb RAM and 80 GB hard drive.
Was installing a wireless keyboard and mouse, Logitech Wave. After following instruction on connecting keyboard and mouse, started to install the cd software from Logitech. System froze, waited 15 minutes and attempted to restart. Unable to Cntrl, Alt Delete. Manual shutdown, on restart, computer goes to Compaq screen but will not allow access to F1, F8, Esc or F10 to restore. Unplugged the wireless keyboard and did another manual restart with the PS2 keyboard connected. Same response, have tried another PS2 keyboard, same response. Also used wired mouse to no effect.
I have inserted Win XP cd rom hoping to boot from that but no effect. I am stuck, does anyone have a suggestion since I can't get into restore or safe mode, I don't have a clue.
I am not clear if any keyboard and mouse work.
If they do, try a system restore
Boot into Safe Mode Options Screen (the one with Last Known Good Configuration on it) by pressing F8 at bootup and choose
'Safe mode with command prompt'
At the command prompt type
Hopefully this will open System Restore, so restore to before you installed Logitech
I'm running Windows XP SP3 with everything up to date as far as I know. I have the complete set of my PC's OEM Disks that I've used once when my OS was completely messed up, had Geeks Rescue out and they couldn't figure out what was wrong, so I know what they are for.
What I'm not understanding are the several tools I'm afraid to open listed in my "Start"/"All Programs" I have both "Compaq"/"Compaq Presario PC Tools" with "Compaq Application Recovery"/"Compaq Recovery CD-DVD Creator"/"Compaq Recovery Tools CD"/"Compaq Support Information"/"Compaq System Recovery"/"Remote Assistance"/"Safety and Comfort Guide"
Then below that entry there's another that says, "PC Recovery Tools" that has the "Compaq Application Recovery"/"Compaq Recovery CD-DVD Creator"/"Compaq Recovery Tools CD"/ and /"Compaq System Recovery" which I'm assuming are the same as the same four listed above.
I know what the "Compaq Recovery CD-DVD Creator" is supposed to do but like so many other folks I've read about I couldn't get mine to burn all of the disks successfully so I got them from HP/Compaq after a lot of run around and misery.
My problem is that I inadvertently uninstalled my Omnipass program file a while back and perhaps a couple of other needed files and drivers but I'm no... Read more
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I'm just wondering if a Compaq can use another, regular power supply and not the Compaq proprietary. Simple, straightforward yes or no question...but why would be cool Also, for the benefit of the forum, do other brands do?
Reason is I'm fixing another person's comp and he uses a Compaq, anyway he has 2 CDROMS, a 750MHz Athlon, a few fans, the regular stuff, and a 250W Compaq PSU w/ 8A on the 12V rail. I'm not kidding. It works though, but he's wondering why he gets so many blue screens...
Dell is the only major manufacturer I know that uses special PSU's with non standard motherboard power connecter. ( and special motherboards which accomodate the non standard connector.)
I've recently acquired an old compaq desktop, but it gives me a long, continuous beep code over and over.
I've tried reseating, and replacing the ram, to no avail.
Does anyone know how to identify the mobo on compaqs? All the info I have is the serial number, and hp support couldn't do anything without the product number.
I would like to just replace the mobo, but I don't know the model.
s/n for machine is -1X07DTY5R4KB
only number i can find on the mobo is U72400304
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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i have a hp compaq nx9005 laptop which has slowed down so much it hardly works .
iv tried all the anti maleware and virus programs but nothing seems to have made it get any faster.
iv decided to reformat it .
my problem is it came with windows xp already built in and no recovery disc,
does anyone know how i would go about reformating it.
the windows keygen is on the bottom of the laptop...
You can order a set of recovery disks for a nominal feehttp://h10025.www1.hp.com/Read other 1 answers
ok, i tried to update my girl's compaq from xp home to xp pro....now for some reason it appeared to do a full load which i can't recall ever doing that on an upgrade; i think its something compaq do. what i mean by full load is that it gave us the option of loading to the PRESARIO_RP partition or the C partition or redoing the partitions altogether. we end up choosing the H drive which is the PRESARIO_RP.
now was that a good or bad thing? (loading to the PRESARIO_RP)
the way i see it, xp pro has restore points; so, what would i be missing out on if i redo the load and just delete all partitions?
we now get "drive is full" for the H drive which is the PRESARIO_RP. i tried to do a restore but when i press f10 i go to a page that give me choices to load with one being the recovery, one being c:\windows, one is d:\windows, and one is D:\i86 (or something to that effect) and one being d:\maint. now when i choose the recovery and press enter it restarts and do nothing. i tried the others and it just gives me a prompt for that drive.
oh, i almost forgot, i now get 3 choices of what OS to load. one is from the H drive windows pro, one from the C drive windows pro, and the third is recovery.
whats best for me with all this, she got the desktop from someone who upgraded to a laptop and thought it would be good for our son. i don't like compaq because i understand that they what i like to call "extras" in the system that not really needed but they p... Read more
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My Compaq "750mhz Duron" is locking up, and it had windows ME on it. So, I decide to upgrade to WIN XP. It is still locking up at different stages, sometime I get to the desktop, or it lockup at the booting stage. When was I trying to install Windows XP, it would also lockup at different stages of the installing processe. However, I was able to install win xp on the pc, like I said before it lockup at different stages. I changed the power supply, memory, hard drive and the video card. I guess it has to be the mother board that is bad. I am on the right track.
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