Laptop is a Compaq Presario 2500 (2596US)
XP Pro, SP2
I recently re-installed the operating system. I downloaded and installed all the latest drivers from Compaq's website. My two problems are:
Audio. The volume up/down buttons function, but the mute button and light do not function. Additionally, the volume at max level isn't very loud. I have installed audioSP23455, Conextant Audio Driver for Windows XP, from Compaq's site. It is the only driver listed when I search for Presario 2596US notebook. The driver does not list the 2596 as an applicable model...
Where can I get a different audio driver?
Wireless. The wireless connect/disconnect button and light do not function. I have installed broadcomwlanSP27942, Broadcom WLAN Network Adapers Driver for Windows XP, from Compaq's site. I am able to detect and connect to my wireless router, but I would like the disconnect button to function.
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.)
I Have The Notebook Compaq Presario V2000 PC it originally had Windows xp with service pack 2 on it, i upgraded it to Windows 7 Ultamate service pack 1 and now i need the main device drivers Like the Original Audio Drivers, Graphc VGA Drivers, I Went To The HP Support site But My System Seems To Be Outdated & There Are No Downloads Available. Can Some one Please Help Me Find The Drivers That I Need Quick? I Have No Sound Due To NO AUDIO DRIVERS Please send me the download links for the correct drivers i need.
It is not clear but is this the first install of Windows 7 on this PC? If that is the case, then unless someone has actually done it, then open device manager for each of the devices that show no driver and get the Hardware Ids. Then search for that device ID with Google to find the manufacturer and driver info.Read other 2 answers
I've been searching the Internet all day for drivers for this Notebook and have found most of them, but need two more. I can't get online.
It's a Windows XP Professional OS but I cannot get online without an Ethernet Controller driver, which I still haven't been able to find. I also need a Multimedia Audio Controller.
It's an old notebook but has hardly been used. The specs are as follows:
Intel[R] Pentium[R] M
795 MHz,0.99 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension
I still have the original Windows XP Professional disk
Will someone please help me find these two drivers? I've searched every HP Compaq driver site I could find to not avail.
Thanks so much,
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Hi,Someone who can help me find drivers for my notebook Compaq CQ58-d52SI Notebook PC?I need for Windows 7 64-bit..Thank you!
On the hp customer care website, audio and network drivers for your model are available. Here is the link:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5396717#N266 Also, I collated most of the drivers needed for your model and posted here:ftp://win7:[email protected]/Notebook/Plato%201.3_HP%202000.zip The size of the file would be around 0.7GB. If you still need any missing drivers, please follow these steps:1. In the Run box type devmgmt.msc.2. Unknown devices would be listed as such and marked out with a yellow question mark.3. Select the unknown device or other device for which you need drivers and right click to access Properties.4. In the Properties window click on Details tab and select Device Instance Id or Hardware ID from the drop down.5. An alphanumeric string like this PCI\VEN_1217&DEV_7130&SUBSYS_012F1025&REV_01\4&6B16D5B&0&33F0 is the identification marker for the device.6. Please provide this number so that we can suggest the appropriate driver.Read other 4 answers
Hi, I have installed Windows 7 32 bits OS on my laptop, but nothing is working for me. No proper display, no NVDIA drives even my wirelss lan is not working. Please provide me a link where I can download all required drivers for Compaq 15-s004tx Notebook PC - Windows 7 32 bits. Thank you.
Hi: There is no such place. HP only supports that model for 64 bit operating systems. Your only option would be to hope the 32 bit graphics drivers from the manufacturer's websites work. First install the Intel chipset driver and restart the PC. You want the 2nd driver down on the left side of the page. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20775/Intel-Chipset-Device-Software-INF-Update-Utility-?pr... Graphics: Install the Intel graphics driver first and restart the PC. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25978/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-7-8-1-15-36-?produ... Then install the nvidia graphics driver and restart the PC. http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/112198/en-us USB3: Download, unzip and run the setup.exe file from the link below. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22824/USB-3-0-Driver-Intel-USB-3-0-eXtensible-Host-Control... Wireless: This package contains the driver installation package for the Ralink wireless LAN Controllers in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system. ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71501-72000/sp71525.exe Bluetooth: This package contains the driver installation package for the MediaTek/Ralink Bluetooth in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system. ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp70501-71000/sp70570.exe Ethernet: This package provides the... Read moreRead other 2 answers
I formatted MS Vista from my Laptop a few weeks ago and I uploaded Windows 7 Home 32 bit. I m looking for Webcam drivers that will function on my Laptop.
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i just formated my old compaq presatio 2100 notebook and now i cant seem to locate the pci modem drivers anywhere.
can anyone give me a link?
You havent supplied enough information for me to locate the drivers for you. Please go to this link and continue searching
Hello everyone,I recently purchased a Compaq Presario CQ60-210US Notebook PC.It came pre-loaded with Vista, so I upgraded it to XP Pro.I packaged up the drivers that I used to get everything to work.In case anyone has the same machine, here are the links to my file:http://rapidshare.com/files/189782133/Compaq_Presario_CQ60-210US_XP_Drivers.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/189795868/Compaq_Presario_CQ60-210US_XP_Drivers.part3.rarAbout 250 MB | No PasswordI have also uploaded XP drivers for an HP G50-109NR notebook.The link to that file can be found on page 2 of this thread:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/182934/staples-black-friday-sale/Good Luck!Disclaimer:: Bleeping Computer is not responsible for the content and the results of using this application. Download at your own risk
Hi aarrr. Thanks for giving these drivers. Ive looked for about a month to get decent XP drivers for my CQ60 210EN. All these drivers works fineRead other 2 answers
Hi, I'm a newbie, and I don't know anything about the workings of a computer other than when it is working correctly. We bought this notebook for our son to use in college a few years ago. The computer would begin to start by trying to load windows xp. The screen would simply sit there and nothing else would happen. To close the pc down, I would have to hold in the power button. With nothing to lose on the computer other than some music he hadn't burned to cd yet, I decided to try the restore disk. I didn't mind reformatting and neither did he. I got as far as the third disk, and the computer shut off with a black screen. I restarted the computer and placed the first cd in to begin reformatting again. This time I only got as far as the second cd before I got the black screen. My son feels the computer is hardly worth fixing, but I hate to give up so easily. Do any of you have any solutions? By trying to reformat, I no longer seem to have any system on it. I have the Windows XP cd, could I simply use that to get the silly thing to work? TIA
With notebooks, one of the first things to check is heat. Try it again, while it's running check to see if the fan(s) are running - there should be some ents on the back edge or underside. At the point it crashes, check the underside for hot spots. A bit warm is ok, but you'll recognize a hot spot. If the fans arent't running, or if they are and it's still heating up, you may need to open the laptop to clean out the fans/heatsing (or maybe replace them).Read other 2 answers
we just (tried) set up my daughters notebook following the step by step registration and writing down all neccesary passwords. after restarting the computer now doesen't reconise the password we choose and confirmed on set up.HELP please.
Our rules do not allow help with passwords, but in this case I can remind you that passwords (I assume you mean a password for a user account?) are case sensitive and make sure that neither Caps Lock nor Num lock is on.
can anyone help me, i have a compaq presario 3015us(never buy hp/compaq products). i was having the problem of system hanging all the time, i formatted the hard disk, now when i insert the recovery disk, after a min or so, the notebook switches off on its own n when it reboots, says" NOT ENOUGH MEMORY IN DRIVE H"(i dont even have a H drive) and doesnt copy and again if i put the recoverty disk n try to instal, the same thing happens all over again...can anyone tell me wht the problem is n how it can be resolved....
Im presuming Drive H may be where the hidden partition with the Windows recovery data on it is supposed to be and you appear to have deleted it.
What doed your manual say about recovery?
compaq notebook running windows 7 was working then it decided to try to start later in day and gave me rough time.....keeps starting for bout three seconds.....then shuts off....i hit power again same thing ...gets to red screen and shuts down.....removed battery and tried to run ust on power source same thing any suggestions....iv seen thi happen on towers and 99 percent of time its been bad power source....any help is welcome ty
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My wife just returned from Nairobi. While there, she dropped her Compaq Presario V6000 notebook, and cracked the screen, which stopped working.
She went to the Compaq dealer in Nairobi (at least the sign on the door said Compaq), who replaced the screen. However, the screen is dark, you can barely see the icons and words on the screen. The dealer said he needed to replace the backlight system, which would cost another $200. He also said he had opened the hard drive and straightened out the "stylus" which had been bent by the fall. This sounds very unlikely to us.
At this point she lost all confidence in the dealer and took the computer home. We have called local repair shops, all of whom agree that the backlight is an integral part of the screen unit, all should be replaced at once. One guy said we should order the replacement screen from Compaq and he would install it for $100. Another source (on Ebay) says they have compatible screens to sell and they are easy to install (I have done some computer repair and am moderately competent...).
So what's the truth? Can we, as one source seems to suggest, disassemble the unit and replace a bulb in the backlight system? Can we purchase a screen (Compaq says they don't sell them to users) and install it? Can anyone suggest a reliable place to have the screen replaced?
She went to the Compaq dealer in Nairobi (at least the sign on the door said Compaq), who replaced the screen. However, the screen is dark, you can barely see the icons and words on the screen.Click to expand...
Good thing you left that place... for them to just sell/install a screen and indicate the backlight is something more is perposterous.
Usually laptop screens you buy come with the backlight in the enclosure and you don't buy those seperate.
Disassembeling an assembly to get to the backlight is a bit tricky (usually covered with tape and other things) and the backlight itself is very delicate and breaks super easy.
If you look at this here - http://www.getpartsonline.com/432302-001.html?source=googlebase&code=432302-001
this actually has the backlight in it.
Actually replacing an LCD in a Laptop isn't that hard to do but it can be tricky because you usually have to take apart other parts of the laptop to get to things.
Sorry I can't help you on places that are reliable I do my own replacements.
When I turn on my notebook I see:
"Windows Error Recovery
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
If windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, startup repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, chose start windows normally
Launch Startup repair (recommended)
Start Windows Normally"
I click on "Launch Startup repair (recommended)" and see:
"Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1 Insert the installation disc and restart your computer.
2 Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3 Click "Repair your computer.
I then pop in the installation disc, restart the computer, click "Repair your computer" and see:
This PC is not supported by the System Recovery Discs
You will not be able to continue to recover this system with these discs"
Is there hope for it or is it time for a new one? Its a Compaq Presario CQ60 with Vista.
system recovery disc is not the same as installation disc. You should have a disc that came with the computer that has Windows Vista and all the drivers on it, a system recovery disc are discs you made yourself that has information on it you want to keep. I may be wrong about this, but I don't think soRead other 6 answers
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running xp home. at bootup it would go thru bios then the windows xp loading window opened then it rebooted and kept rebooting. i ran a hard drive test in the phoenix bios and the test status said "#2-07 FAIL". also at bootup a BSOD would flash by and all i could read was unmountable_boot_volume. i put in the restore cd then tried the FIXMBR program and the results were "this computer appears to have a non-standard or invalid master boot record". i then ran C: chkdsk /r and it fixed one or more errors on the volume.
I rebooted and it loaded fine. so, i have it all up and running except the wireless network. it was fine on it b4 all this happened. i've tried everything i know of to get it back on the network and also online, but it won't. i'm all out of options that i know of. any help will be MUCH appreciated.
I am windows 7 ultimate Sp 1 user,I am using Compaq 510 notebook pc butAll the drivers I am installing from hp.comNot working my pc is getting hangMy graphics doesn?t work properly,My Dvd writer does not work,I Have to RE-INSTALL WINDOWS AGAIN AND AGAIN.No new drivers are found.Why does u make this kind of thing which is useless?Now what can I do without THROUGH this laptop in A Dustbin.
@hossainmoinul Try downloading and installing this one. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=3957665&swItemId=ob_77521_2&swEnvOid=4055 REORead other 1 answers
My wifes compaq lte 5300 has a swapable cd and floppy. I forget how to release the cd so i can insert the floppy drive. I didn't want to force it too much to get it out and cause me more problems. I have done it in the past when we first got it but for the life of me I can't do it now Help!
Also if I uninstall windows 98 on this machine will it still run windows 95 the original system it came with???
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It's a compaq Presario CQ60 notebook, Windows Vista, SP2 , AMD dual-core QL-62. 2 GB RAM. About two and a half years old, I think. I bought it just before Win 7 came out. The case gets really hot under my left wrist, where I believe the hard drive is. As the heat increases, system performance slows. I use it mostly for internet. The fans seem to be running, I've blown compressed air through the vents, no dramatic change. Eventually it gets hot enough to stop responding. I turn it off by holding the power button, let it sit for half an hour or so.
Is it time for a new computer? Is there something else I can try? Thanks.
You have used canned air and the force of the air just isn't quite enough to dislodge the dust.
There are more than one fan in the laptop. One you cannot see is on the processor, itself. Maybe it isn't running.
If you are a smoker or if the laptop has been used around smokers a lot, it could be the dust is glued to the internal heatsink, fan and ports with cigarette tar, in which case it might have to be disassembled for cleaning.
It seems definite to me this is a cooling issue and if the cooling system can be put in working order and the laptop is acceptable when cool, then "no" it is not time for a new laptop -- unless you just would rather have new than have this one repaired.
Hi everyone, my dad got an old Presario R3000 from my sister and it has a lot of junk and virus in it. Unfortunately my sister didn't keep any recovery disc so I am just wondering how to reinstall windows xp and format everything? If I have a windows xp home cd from Dell, can I use it and use the product key of the Presario to activate windows? If so, could you outline the steps (easiest way) to use this cd to reinstall windows xp in this notebook?
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I just bought the laptop and I am unable to find the drivers for Windows 8 64bit edition. Will appreciate your assistance.
The following website (which is in German) is not listing Windows 8 64bit edition. It lists Windows 8.1
Software & Treiber zum Herunterladen Compaq 15-h024sg Notebook PC | HP?-Support
Seems this model laptop is only available in Germany. The 8.1 64 bit drivers should work. Windows 8.1 is more like a Service Pack then an actual OS update to Windows 8.0Read other 12 answers
whenever I try and play games that require 3D, my notebook sometimes kicks back to the desktop and minimizes the game, or it plays the game with washed out colours.
I think i have all the drivers installed. I have an ATI mobility radeon graphics adapter.
Any help would be appriciated.
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I am trying to remove and install a new motherboard in a Compaq Presario 1210us notebook. Compaq has not been helpful in obtaining information to perform this task. Is there anywhere I can find documentation to help me remove the m/b. I have taken everything apart up to the m/b itself.
i was never able to find a tech sheet on how to take a mobo out of laptops i have just done most of it on a wing and a prayer. Wish i could help more. i have taken them out of the compaq's and the was not much to it just a half dozen screws.
looking for a modem, and sound card driver for a compaq presario notebook 1200. Had some problems with Windows, me, so I upgraded to Windows 2000, but can not find the drivers for my sound card, and modem. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
Is it possible for you to tell us the model number of your presario 1200? There seem to be quite a few.
If you look here:
and put in your type, series, and OS, you will see that there is a long list under model number.
Or it asks for a softpaq number instaed.
Hi there! I'm an absolute newbie. Not just to the forum (great forum, btw), but to PCs as well. I've come from Mac-land and am just getting familiar with Windows. I bought two computers recently. the first is seriously old, and hella cheap, but it does run XP, albeit slowly. It's my back up. never on the internet. the second is the Compaq presario notebook I'm using now. It runs Vista Home Basic.
I've only had it a short while, but i've managed to pick up a virus (infostealer.gampass is how norton av identifies it), and i want to erase all the trial software that came with the computer - something like 15 or 20 gb worth. I figure formatting would be the best option, considering how difficult this little virus is to remove (i read the other posts from TS regarding format or fix, and removing infostealer), and i don't want NortonAV if it didn't pick up the virus on the first scan. i would like to reformat the hard drive to new, or emptier than...
here's the question (knew I'd get there eventually). Compaqs don't come with the operating system on disc, like my old mac did. i made a 'recovery disc' but a friend told me that i would only be able to use it once, so i feel i should save it for an emergency. if i try to make a new recovery disc, will the virus, and the bundled software come with it? and how do i actually do this reformatting/ reinstalling thing? Everyone I ask just says "Go bac... Read more
I figure formatting would be the best optionClick to expand...
Compaqs don't come with the operating system on disc, like my old macClick to expand...
No, it's all restore images these days on disc
i made a 'recovery disc' but a friend told me that i would only be able to use it onceClick to expand...
I don't understand that - does it self destruct at the end?
if i try to make a new recovery disc, will the virus, and the bundled software come with it?Click to expand...
I'd say more than likely
how do i actually do this reformatting/ reinstalling thing?Click to expand...
Your new Compaq should have come with a Restore boot up partition.
When you first turn it on, do you notice any message like press F10 (or other) to enter Restore (I'm not talking about CMOS)
"Go back to XP!", but where's the progress in that?Click to expand...
If your Compaq can take Vista, then go for it.
Also if you cannot locate the Restore Partition, or the Restore disc, then you can contact Compaq (or HP) to purchase another (usually $20 or so)
I'm trying to install Windows 2000 Professional on my Compaq Presario 1275 notebook, but Setup hangs at the text screen "Setup is starting Windows 2000."
I contacted HP and they basically said "Your computer was made for Windows 98" and "screw you." I've tried disabling USB and API support and specifying a different HAL, as suggested by Microsoft, but nothing's worked yet.
Also, there's no usable floppy drive, so that's something fun to work around.
Can you try doing a clean install by booting to the CD?? Upgrades from 98 to 2000 cause a TON of problems anyway.
I bought the compaq from CANADA and I am trying use TV out but the problem is just NTSC system on display and i live in Europe and as u know is PAL is there someway to change it to pal ? I did try with BIOS but is nothinh there to change ? is there any way or anybody has exprience of this problem ?
please inform me
thanks in advance
search for you model and TV out on HP website
http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposuppor...sario 2197CA notebook PC&tmv=&lang=en&ctry=uk
have you tried
right click on desktop
TV option ???
the web site for the driver does not seem to ask if US or Europe so I ASSUME !!!! it will work for both ntsc and pal
i can't install winxp on compaq cq60-104tu notebook whenever i am going to install winxp on it it displays blue screen of death i think the problem with the bios or the ahci sata driver is not included in winxp please give me a solution i need to install win xp any way help tech guys
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I bought this notebook last year. after a month or two the monitor started
flashing on and off. i sent it back to hp and they said they had fixed it.
after a while it starting flashing again and sometimes the screen would
i sent it to them and they said it was fixed and send it back to me
now if I move the notebook at all it goes off and many times will not go on
I spoke to hp helpers and removed battery and tried to boot up but that didnt
Now it is booting up and there is a wireless connection which i am not sure
how it got there because I am not knowledgeable about this so never attempted
It still goes off when it is moved and I havent tried to put the battery back
in. the last time i booted up it did a check disk.and corrected some of it
but i could not get it to write it down.
any ideas on what is wrong and if its worth sending back for another repair
I am just past the warrenty.
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I want to upgrade MY processor, recommend compatiabile. Presently i AM USING INTEL CENTRINO 1.6 PROCESSOR
cAN I UPGRADE TO THIS PROCESSOR Intel Core Duo T2300 Yonah 1.66GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache
THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE
Kindly Recommend Compatiable Intel Processor, Which Socket They Use In Compaq Presario V2000
My compaq r3000 will not post. The power led lights up and the fan comes on. Also the on button for the touch pad lights. Just got it back from a power jack repair and laptop started and ran fine before the repair. Now it fails at the post test. After about 5 seconds the fan stops then a few seconds later the fan spins up again. The display remains dark and no beeps. If I load a cd, the hd light comes on and the cd drive spins up and the light flashes. I appreciate any ideas.
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I am attempting a rebuild on a friend's Compaq nx6310 notebook computer. However, I learned that this notebook has a SATA Hard drive and the install needs the driver thru F6. However, the HP webpage for drivers on this notebook model does not include these drivers. HP's technical chat was no help. I tried the Intel SATA AHCI Controller Drivers but they didn't work.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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I have compaq CQ58-202SX Notebook PC.its hard disk is failing. hard disk test giving me following results. Hard Disk smart check: passedHard disk short DST: FAILEDFailure ID: 9LPRUX-6JB84T-MFKT0K-60WU03Product ID: C8D66EA#A2N I created a recovery media 2 years back however i have lost it.The PC sometimes loading windows and suddenly freezing. I already bough a hard disk. Please advice how to get the original operating system and drivers to the new hard disk. I tried googling but no luck. Appreciate you guys help. Thank you
You can create a Windows 10 installation on USB or DVD using media creation tool- free download offered by MS. Since it has been activated before as an upgrade you will click Skip when asked for license key.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/ If you prefer reovering the original OS you can call HP Support to see if Recovery Media is still available to order. >>Contact HPRead other 1 answers
When I turned on my laptop this evening, it would not boot up. I got a message to press the esc button, but when I did that nothing happened. This happened once before last year, and I was told that the f12 light was red so it was locked up. How do I unlock the computer so I can use it. It has Windows 10 Pro installed on it, and works fine normally. Could someone tell me what the procedure is to get the laptop to boot up now? Thankyou!!!Read other answers
Hi, I have a friend who's compaq presario V3000 laptop suddenly started to make a loud buzzing noise from the fan area.
It appears that if the sound starts before Windows loads, it will persist on and off until the next restart. But sometimes it doesn't start at all before Windows loads, and during those times that sound is not heard at all until the next restart.
From reading about similar problems on the Macbook, I tried installing the RMClock program as advised but it didn't work.
Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
I need some help,
I am trying to downgrade my sisters laptop from Vista to XP,
I have XP installed now and most things are working ok.
Now here is where I need some help,
I have two devices which I've no clue what they are:
SM Bus Controller
The graphics card is non working as well it is a
Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset but I can not get it to work,
I even downloaded the driver from Intel but it keeps saying the file is missing or corrupt.
Now I have downloaded and installed the HP files from here:
ad even tried some Vista files from here:
Can anyone help me with this or point me to some drivers?
I have tried tons of Google searches but I am in no way the Google searching king..
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
After endless searching and after following some intructions from about 10 different sites I have got everything fixed!
This can now be marked as resolved, I will also be writing a "How To" compiling everything I have learned from various sites so if anyone needs help with this specific PC please feel free to e-mail me or PM me here.
Thank you all for your time
Well I didn't know where to post this because I have a feeling that it's a number of problems that's crippling my laptop.
It's a Compaq Presario V6000TX. 2.0 ghz dual core, 1 gig ram, and 90 gig hd. The rest, I can't tell you because I have no idea where to look! I also have a 12 cell lithium battery, which I'm not sure is part of the problem.
So what's going on is I bought this thing in September. I believe it was in February that I had what appeared to be a RTC battery failure. HP sent me a new one, and that did not fix the problem. I sent my laptop to them for repair and I had to have my system board replaced. Not only that, but it also turned out that there appeared to be so much heat that my bottom panel had begun to warp and my battery release had fused to the point where I could not release the battery.
When I got it back I began having this weird problem. Every so often all processing stops. I can open the start menu, but can't click on anything to open it. I can open up firefox and/or ie, but trying to go anywhere results in me ending up with the page being blank and "done" on the status bar.
At first I thought it was a heating issue, so I changed the way I used my laptop. No more sitting with it rested on a pillow in my lap. I always have it sitting on a portable table or my desk. Since my battery is so large, it leaves the laptop with the back area elevated. This helped for a while, but the... Read more
If your laptop is covered by a warranty, use HP for support. Perhaps the tech will decide that laptop is a lemon or it is no longer repairable.
If the Events Viewer log has reports preceding the crash/hang, that type of info influences how to attack the problem.
This post in 'Guides & Solved Issues' is a general approach to follow.
And it crashed today. I'm not sure why but I think it was because of Java
and the IE8 I just installed a couple of days ago. I went crazy it took me all day to fix it. It even changed from DSL to the wireless connection...what's really weird is I don't even know how to hook that up!
So anyone have the same problem don't want it to happen again it was a mess.
I think this would be better off in the Vista forum. I will move it there.
I've about decided on a Compaq laptop. As for the Compaq brand of laptop, are there any Compaq Laptop/Notebook owners here who care to share their experiences?
I'm looking at the R3000Z equipped as follows for 1074 USD:
AMD XP-M 3000+
15.0" TFT XGA (1024 x 768) display
32MB NVidia GeForce 4 4420 (I don't do gaming)
60GB 4200-RPM Hard Disk
4x DVD+DVD-RW/R Combo Drive
Built-in 56K modem plus 10/100 LAN (I already have Wireless G PCMCIA card)
12-cell Lithium Ion Battery (as opposed to 8-Cell)
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im not sure if you're all aware of the new business laptop HP Compaq just came out with.. but here it is (it was in the techspot news)
Neway heres my concern, my little sister is going away to university next year, and she needs a computer for school.. I like the laptop above because it has good features for the price.. and its portable (unlike a desktop, she can bring it to class if she wants to) it has a nice 3:45 hr battery life.. the uni. has wireless net throughout and im sure the classroom will have outlets somewhere near so i decided laptop is better than a PC..
so, what do you guys think? are there any nice laptops that you guys could recommend? jus need somethin cheap n reliable, shes gonna be using the laptop mainly for word processing, presentations, and leisure stuff, MSN, downloading mp3s, movies n such..
thanks in advance for the help
can anyone help me a lil? plz :blackeye:
I tried to install windows onto my laptop. It went through the set up process, but when it got to the install part, I got an error message stating that Windows could not find a HDD installed on my computer. So, thinking something was wrong with the HDD, I bought a new Wester Digital HDD. After installing the new HDD, I again tried installing windows, with the same outcome. Someone has told me that Compaq is bad about putting "blinder" codes in their BIOS to hide the HDD from being overwritten. I called Compaq Tech Support, but because my warranty is out, they wanted an arm and a leg to "help". Is there any truth to this? Does anyone have a solution for this problem?
If this is a SATA hard drive, you need to install SATA controller drivers at the F6 prompt. Since this procedure needs a floppy drive and you probably don't have one, go into the BIOS and see if you can change the controller from SATA or AHCI mode to IDE mode. If have this option, then Setup should continue.
My Presario CQ60 is quite old, but still works great, but the operating system and Office needs to be upgraded. Currently running under Windows VISTA (Basic), and Windows Live Essentials 2011. I would like to upgrade the operating system (VISTA) to one of the later versions of Windows, and would like to upgrade to a more modern version of Microsoft Office which includes MS Outlook as the email manager. Any help in how to determine which programs can run on this model laptop is appreciated. Tomja2 in Kinsale, VA
@Tomja2 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! There are two kinds of "upgrades" to newer versions of Windows -- one with an Upgrade Path, and others without. The Upgrade Path means that when you upgrade the OS, you can retain your settings, personal data, and applications. This is only offered (historically) from one OS version to the next. So, in your case, that means it only works upgrading Vista to Win7. Without an Upgrade Path, you would only upgrade the OS components. You would have to redo all your settings, restore all your personal data, and reinstall all your applications. Anything newer than Win7 is going to be this kind of Upgrade, basically a whole new installation of Windows. As to Win8, your best bet there would be Win8.1 -- if you can find it, as that introduced a lot of improvements over Win8. But, MS also removed the Start Menu, starting with Win8. So, if you decide on Win8.1, I strongly recommend you then consider installing a third-party Start Menu. And finally, I would advise very strongly against trying to upgrade to Win10. HP does not provide any Win10 drivers for your PC, and without those, you are stuck with the generic drivers Microsoft will install, and most likely, that will mean that one of more of your hardware devices are not going to functional properly. As to the specific programs, your best bet is to visit any support forums for the programs you are ru... Read moreRead other 1 answers