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Q: Ok new laptop compaq presario

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

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Preferred Solution: Ok new laptop compaq presario

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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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Cant find the neccessary drivers for the internet have been here

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=3559331#N337

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

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

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

Edit:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1525 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102547 MB, Free - 89975 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30D9, 83.21, CND80437PP
Antivirus: None

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

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

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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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My fan has become extremely loud recently, even though my CPU temperature is staying at about 62 degrees. Is there anyway I can use the bios to alter my fan speed down a few RPM's? Speedfan doesnt seem to pick up anything coming from my laptop.
 

A:How can I lower my fan speed on a HP Compaq Presario laptop?

Try checking the settings for SmartFan first. Post here what it's set to, if enabled.
 

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hi,
Found this old laptop, OS unknown.

will not boot up, just says "operating system not found".
went into setup, all items are shown as installed (HD, mem, CDdrive etc), I selected CD drive first boot, inserted winME Cd & rebooted, but still get same error.

Any help?

thanx ..........nick
 

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I have a Compaq Persario Notebook 17XL360 I have not seen any specs in the highest it can go just the FRU numbers for replacements.... and the BIOS has NO options within it seriously it has like 2 tabs and one is date and time. Anyone care to tell me the largest drive it will accept?

The reason I ask is I may have a good deal on a 60GB (it came with a 10gb) but I don't have any need for it if the laptop does not recognize it.
 

A:Compaq Presario 17XL360 - Need to know largest laptop HDD I can buy?

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Hi,please healp me to  format my compaq presario v3000 laptop. Thank You

A:how to format my compaq presario v3000 laptop

Do you actually mean how to format the hard disk or how to perform a factory image recovery? -erico

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Hi, I can't get into my laptop HP Pavilion x360 the administrator password. I have tried several times to sign in and it keep sending me the message with this code System Disabled & { 52953089 } Can you please help me resolve this problem on my notebook? Thanking you in advance. Michael.

A:Re: Laptop Driver for Compaq Presario v3000

The title and the message don't match up. Is this about a v3000 or an x360? 

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My future mother-in-laws laptop kept locking up and shutting down on her after about 6-7 months of owning the unit. She sent it back to Compaq because it was still under warranty and the service report indicated that they had reset the memory and did a BIOS check and that it was tested as working. Shortly after that, the same issue started again. It is still not repaired and the warranty is up. I have already run the System Recovery disk and checked the memory. The fans are all working nad the unit does not appear to be overheating. It has stopped the random shut downs, but now it will lock up and the screen will become a mess of jagged lines and distorted imagery. I am thinking of either the board or the memory needing to be replaced at this point.
 

A:Compaq Presario F500 Laptop locking up

Appeal this to Compaq... as it is still part of the failed service they gave you, when the computer was not really fixed... How far out of warranty is it.. and how far back was the service repair... and please describe what you mean by "...lock up..." because other owners my have the same problem.
 

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hi guys,

i recently discovered my firewall had been disabled and my computer was running slow. A few months ago, I had a google redirect virus that has not only returned, but has also caused my computer to load the system32 folder when i start my computer.

i also seem to have trouble installing programs like hijackthis, which i had to transfer from another computer.

thanks in advance!

oh and i'm running windows xp with at least service pack 2. i think i installed 3, but can't remember.

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btw, there are a noticable amount of viruses present on my computer that have replaced system files, added programs that cannot be removed from the add/remove programs list, and otherwise cannot be erased/fixed by ant-virus (avg and windows defender) or by conventional methods (trying to scan and replace system files)

this isn't really a shameless "keep me on page 1 instead of 12" bump, but i assumed this information would be more vital in having someone actually look at my HJT log, as my prior complaint hadn't garnered enough reason to justify more than one view.

thanks again

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COMPUTER: Compaq Presario 2100 Laptop running Win XP, Svc Pack 2.

For no apparent reason, the computer malfunctioned, and when booting, goes through the following sequence:

1. The COMPAQ screen?blank screen with COMPAQ in middle.

2. Error Msg: We are sorry for the inconvenience, but Windows didn?t start successfully. A recent Hardware or software change might have caused this?and goes on to advise that if I don?t know what might have caused it, to choose to boot normally. Or I could arrow up to select to boot in Safe Mode, or Safe Mode with Command Line. No matter which one I choose, the following occurs:

3. I get the Win opening screen

4. A couple of clicks in the computer and it shuts down. As it shuts down, a blue screen with some message flashed monentarily, but I can?t catch what it says.

I tried to boot in Safe mode manually (f8) boot no matter which of the options I choose after the Safe screen choices come up, the above sequence takes place.

I hit ESC during boot (or was it f2?), anyway, I got to Setup screen and performed the Drive Test, and got a ?Fail 1 ? 7? message.

So I changed the boot sequence to the CD, hoping I could boot from the repair disk, but the above sequence again took place.

Is there anything else I should do or check before changing the hard drive? Can a repair shop re-write the boot area? And BTW, if I swap the hard drive, do all drives come with standard boot sequences? I mean, if I boot from the CD containing the replac... Read more

A:Compaq Presario 2100 Laptop won't boot

Find the manufacturer of your hard drive and run their Hard Drive Diagnostics Utility.
Lets first see if the drive is bad

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I need to replace the CMOS battery on the motherboard of my Compaq Presario 1200 Laptop. Does anyone have instructions on opening the case to access the battery?
I have been able to get the case open enough to access the Hard Drive but can't figure out how to get all of the way to the battery which, I believe, is very near the back of the unit under the hinges to the screen.
If I were able to remove the screen, I might be able to get that part of the case apart.
Suggestions please,
Thanks,
Pilithigh
 

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I have a presario 700 it shuts down after a couple of minutes. I tried just booting to BIOS and same thing happens. It's probably a heat issue but is there anyone with a suggestion to remedy the situation?
 

A:Compaq Presario 700 laptop shut down problem

Fan works but it is mostly on high. The BIOS stinks doesn't have much to choose from and temp is not an option. I am going to try the dusting hopefully that will be a quick fix. thanks for the response.
 

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Ok I'm fixing this for my girlfriend's grandma and it's got a reboot loop it never gets as far as the windows logo with the blue bar going across the screen.

It just gives the safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, last known good config etc....

I figured I'd format and reinstall windows but it won't do it.

When I get to the point of pressing enter to set up windows when it boots from the cd it says 'setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer blah blah'

Does this mean the HD is dead completely now, any simple tricks I can do to sort it?

It's a crappy old laptop so no probs if not really worth fixing she can just get a new one.

Thanks in advance guys!
 

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i have a compaq presario laptop and its running on vista. i want to downgrade it to windows xp. so i can maximize the usage of my laptop using high graphic gaming. or just other things. is it safe? how risky is it to downgrade your system? .... tnx

chin

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I scanned with malwarebytes, used ccleaner, glary utities, did a defrag, removed many of the autostarting programs. No viruses or spyware , so what is slowing down the computer

A:Laptop is slow compaq presario v2000

What version of Win7 did you install? Did you do a 'clean install'? (the only way to update XP to Win7) Have you updated drivers?
My Compaq Presario V2000 came with XP pro on it.

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Hi Guys,
I'm obviously not a genius when comes to computers, as indicated by me ignoring computer prompts that may have prevented me overloading my computers HDD I.e. messages such as Less than 10% of memory remain or words to that effect on both computers. I did try removing all unwanted programs and files from the HP COMPAQ Safe Mode before it finally shut down and would not re-boot ever again, same goes for the ACER Laptop, the HP COMPAQ was about 10 yrs old and ACER Laptop about 6 yrs old.
My question is how can I retrieve my files and get them onto an external Harddrive if the HDD are still OK that is on both computers I'm assuming they are.
 

A:Overloaded hdd on compaq presario pc & acer laptop

Get hold of the Ultimate Boot CD or similar and boot from it.
Then use the disk clean up tools from there. They should find loads of temporary files and caches to clear. If they do you should be able to boot back into Windows, but in any case you can attach your external drive and reboot the CD which should find it and allow you to copy data.
 

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Hi,  I have done the fresh installation of windows xp formatting the old disk as it got infected with virus. I could not create any recovery disk due to the same. I am having difficulty finding the drivers for the same as hp discontiued the support. Could you please help. Specifically, in device manager, below devices id are not getting installed. Base System devicePCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_30B2103C&REV_0A\4&6B16D5B&0&4BF0PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_30B2103C&REV_01\4&6B16D5B&0&4AF0PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0852&SUBSYS_30B2103C&REV_05\4&6B16D5B&0&4CF0EthernetcontrollerPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1092&SUBSYS_30B2103C&REV_02\4&6B16D5B&0&40F0Modem deviceHDAUDIO\FUNC_02&VEN_14F1&DEV_5047&SUBSYS_103C30B2&REV_1000\4&7D11E07&0&0002Unknown deviceACPI\HPQ0006\2&DABA3FF&0Video ControllerPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27A6&SUBSYS_30B2103C&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&11Video ControllerVGAPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27A2&SUBSYS_30B2103C&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&10 Thanks,Tarun

A:Laptop Driver for Compaq Presario v3000

@tarun203001 http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=PSG_I14421_36131&swEnvOid=1093# https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/16835/Intel-Graphics-Media-Accelerator-Driver-for-Windows-... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/18717 REO

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I have been trying to remove viruses on my Compaq Presario laptop, running Win XP. I have used AVG and Ad Aware, which both found LOTS of the trojan.pandex as well as trojan SHeur2, trojan Root-Kit and trojan Back Door. They have been put in the virus vault but my computer still has issues - such as:

Sound works everywhere EXCEPT on the internet (using IE6)

At start-up windows fails to load properly and just goes to gray screen - so I start in safe mode - run AVG - it finds another trojan entry and then I can start computer normally. Until the next time.. and the process starts all over again.

Symptoms were frequent crashing of Internet Explorer, missing .dll messages at start up, computer running very slowly.

I can run Hijack This, when I post it into a analyze log internet site, IE crashes.

Any help is more than appreciated, I have been fighting this several days now. Thank you in advance! Here is my HJT file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:54:40 AM, on 11/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
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Recently I slipped and fell while carrying my Compaq Presario v4000 laptop and since then my perfectly working laptop was not right anymore. My laptop started freezing and hanging constantly. while working on a file or playing music it would freeze and hang until i turned it to an angle of 45 degrees to the right then it would work right. Even when i turned it on it would freeze. So I opened the back it to see if everything was okay and nothing was loose inside the laptop. I noticed that the hard disk was not all the way in at the connector. it was loose and I could see the pins so I pushed it in to make a full contact connection.

Then I closed the back and turned the laptop on. The laptop would not turn on. I heard the whirring sound of the fan come on and the hard disk made a clicking sound both the whirring sound of the fan and the click of the hard disk would stop at the same time. It continued on and off and would not stop both the whirring of the fan and the click sound of the hard disk. The power led light and the hard disk light were both yellow or amber in color and would come on and off with the whirring of the fan and clicking of the hard disk. Please help. OS - Windows xp
 

A:my Compaq presario V4000 laptop won't start

please I need someone to reply to my post and help with this problem
 

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I recently bought a Compaq Presario 2100 laptop and I bought a 512 MB of RAM. The RAM I bought was PNY DDR333 Optima Memory and I checked with the manufacturer and it is completely compatible with my laptop. I tried to install the memory and when I went to boot up my computer a screen popped up saying that Windows failed to load. Is there a certain spot I need to put the new memory in because there are two slots. The original RAM is 256 MB. If anyone can help that would be awesome!!!
 

A:Problems Installing RAM in Compaq Presario Laptop

Are the slots any different from eachother?

Regards,

Korrupt
 

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The LCD screen on my son's less than a year old Compaq Presario laptop (model number ZY222UA) is cracked and HP is not covering it under the warranty. Could some one please tell me where I could get a least expensive replacement. I am laid-off and my son needs it for his college in August.
 

A:Compaq Presario Laptop cracked screen

Found this one...

http://www.screencountry.com/index....del=PRESARIO CQ60-206US&brand=HP-Compaq&size=

BTW - your actual model is a CQ60-206US - that other number is HP/Compaq's catalog number for this beastie.

A-N
 

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hi, I am a newbie on this site. I have learned a lot just by reading the posts. Thank you all.
My compaq presario 2570us laptop has repeated--dc power jack failures. I am a VERY careful user.
1. Decided to try another approach = buy a port replicator from HP site...found one there ...no photo...no description...am hoping I could use the port replicator to power up, maybe it has a *better* jack outlet.??
2. Another idea = buy a second battery + a separate battery charger...keep charging the batteries, (outside the laptop) and get a possible 4 hour use of computer, and not use the power/jack + cord at all.
Any thoughts/ criticisms of these ideas?
There was a *port replicator*qestion on this board, re a Dell, + lo- a Dell advocate tech gave a wonderful response...is there a compaq advocate aboard??

THANKS folks for a very cogent discussion board.
 

A:port replicator--compaq presario laptop

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Alright folks,
I'm working on my Mom's Compaq 98SE Laptop and want to add memory. I can't find specs on the mainboard anywhere, to determine what this board is capable of taking, before I try to order. When I run the CPU-Z utility on the system, it gives me the following... Mainboard manufacturer: Compaq, Model: 05D0h (TBD), Memory: 64 MBytes SDRAM (in one slot), Slots: 2, Processor: Intel Mobile Pentium II 433 MHz.
Does anyone have a website reference (or outright knowlegeable advice) that I can follow to locate the technical specs for this board? Any other particulars as well would be appreciated. I do know for a fact that Compaq systems are very persnickety about proprietary hardware and software even. Any hints would be welcome.

Dave Danger
 

A:Solved: Compaq Presario 1930 laptop (Memory?)

You need PC100 SODIMM. Maximum is 128Mb that you can put in it.

HP/COMPAQ Memory Details

$54.00 on the link above

Kingston's Website has a pricegrabber for you (shows competitive prices as well as theirs, a bit like Progressive )

HTH

~ Tidus4Yuna
 

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I require audio driver for presario laptop 2514AT.I am using Windows XP.Can any body help.Thanks.Rajas3 

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Hey.
I am looking to upgrade the gaming graphics on my laptop because it simply sucks for gaming. I have a Compaq Presario V6000 (not the greatest laptop i know) and cant afford a new one so i thought i would just upgrade. Unfortunatly i have not got a clue when it comes to the inside of computers so any help would be much appreciated.



Cheers
 

A:Graphics Card for Compaq Presario V6000 Laptop

It is highly likely that your laptop has imbedded video on the motherboard and it cannot be upgraded. All you can do is max out the SYSTEM RAM and install a larger faster hard drive
 

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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!
 

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,I have a Compaq Presario CQ57 and the fan is running all the time at full speed.I opened the laptop and did a fan and motherboard cleaning,I applied thermal paste,I changed in the bios the option #Fan always on# from Enable to Disable,I updated the Bios but still nothing...it sounds like a jet fighter.should I change my fan?anyone who has an advice?

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Help! How does one open a Presario 1070 Laptop (circa 1996, "1000 series", Pentium 133MHz) to get at the RTC battery?
...acellier
 

A:Compaq Presario 1070 Laptop CMOS battery

Well I know my laptop RTC battery is in the same place as my memory just need to take out 4 screws out a bottom panel.
 

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This seems like a very interesting problem.
The laptop is a few years old, the problem seems to have gotten worse over the last few weeks, and i have an idea of what it may be related to.

first off, its a compaq presario c500, vista home premium, SP1, pretty basic. After years of use, one of the metal hinges for the screen broke in half, so as it sits, there is only one hinge. i thought it was okay, it just wouldnt hold the screen up at much of an angle, but it will if its pretty vertical.
i cant recall when the freezing issue first started, but its been a while. I noticed first when i would close it, and move rooms or something, then open it up, it would be frozen. only way to reset is hold the power button. ctrl-alt-del does nothing. I noticed one time that when i pushed buttons it made a beeping/error chime, but that was only once. just today i had music going, i closed the lid, left it playing, then the second i opened it, it started skipping. so it seems it froze when i opened it. then i went to push the power button, and i pushed the network/wifi button first on accident, which didnt turn the light off for it, BUT upon restart, it was off.
im wondering if its related to the hinge not being there, if it had caused some kind of stress somewhere that opening/closing creates on an interior component. i have done updates and such fairly recently, so it should be pretty well updated. the monitors driver is up to date.

thanks in advance!

A:Compaq Presario C500 Laptop freezes when re-opening the lid.

Hi rycdavis,What you describe could be caused by a lot of different things.First off, if you have your Vista OS up to date it should be SP2, would you double check that please?The next things that come to my mind are all more hardware related than Vista.As you suspect, the hinge may well be the culprit. Laptops have wires leading from the base to the display, and also usually have some sort of switches that are activated by opening and closing the lid. Why these things would cause system freezes puzzles me, though.Another thing common with laptops is dust build up inside the case. Try looking here at the Compaq website for tips on cleaning inside your c500. It appears there are several models of the c500, look at the information plate on the bottom of the computer, are there more letters following the 'C500' (e.g.CTO)? Click here to go to Compaq's Presario C500 CTO page.The last thing that comes to mind is the CMOS battery could be failing. These can cause all sorts of odd behaviors before they fail completely.Please let us know how what you find.

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I have a Compaq Presario Model No. V2036AP Notebook. It?s Product No. is PP967PA#UUF. Other details are,Processor :- Intel CentrinoRAM :- Upgraded to 2 GB (1 GB x 2)OS :- Upgraded to Windows 7 Home Edition, SP-1, 32 Bit The original HDD which came with the Laptop crashed 2 days back (November 01, 2015) and since then I have been searching like crazy on the net regarding upgrading to a SSD, but did not find any relevant information about my particular model referred above and hence this post. My queries are:- Option-1, can I fit an Internal SSD of 256 or 128 GB?If yes, then what should be the specifications for the SSD?What modifications will I have to do for Option-1? Option-2, can I fit an External SSD and operate it through one of the 3 USB Ports?What modifications will I have to do for Option-2? Option-3, can I fit an External HDD and operate it through one of the 3 USB Ports?What modifications will I have to do for Option-3? Option-4, can I fit an Internal HDD of 256 or 128 GB?What should be the specifications for the Internal HDD for Option-4? I am really interested in operating my above Laptop through SSD only, so if somebody can give a solution to that effect it will be very very helpful. Waiting for your early responses & Thanks In Advance! Warm Regards LUCKYSTRIKE













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A:Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook/ Laptop SSD Upgrade

No the issue is the type of hard drive and how it plugs in,  and you have this kind   And an SSD is this kind:  See the difference in the interface? So it is a round plug/square hole kind of thing. I could go on technically about different types of storage controllers and how SSDs optimize speed but the different plug-ins is a deal-killer from the get-go.  About all you can do if you want to speed up hard drive performance is to find a 7200 rpm PATA (top picture) hard drive which will be significantly faster than a 4200 or 5400 rpm kind, which is likely what you had/have. I actually bought a supply of 60 gig 7200 rpm IDE/PATA laptop drives I use in my hobby of refurbishing older laptops. I don't want to sell to an HP Forum member (kind of a conflict of interest) but I can probably steer you to the place I got them if you will send me a PM.  My real best advice is that your laptop if it were a car would be entitled to have "Antique" plates and is actually just a little newer than some of the "old" laptops in my "vintage" collection. The market is very buyer-friendly and you can get a laptop that will run rings around yours for maybe $300 these days and will allow you to use a modern operating system with some semblance of security. I don't think yours could run anything newer than XP.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hi!

I own a Compaq Presario 1247 laptop (AMD K6II/400MHz, 2.2V, 160 MB RAM, 30GB HDD, 24x CDROM, model number 1456VQLIN, 3 or 4 years old I think...), and the darn thing won't power on. I gave it to my sis and it came back dead. She had taken it to compusa I believe, where the guy told her to replace the battery. When I plug it into the wall socket, the LED to indicate it's plugged in comes on, but the one that indicates the battery is charging doesn't. The battery has a light indicator to say how much charge is in it, and none of the leds come on (0% I guess). Pressing the power button has no effect, whether or not the battery is inserted into its bay. I'd bring it to compusa here, but they charge $140 just to look at the machine... since a battery costs less, I thought I'd try getting a new one first, but it seems strange to me that the computer won't boot when the battery is out of the bay. Am I barking up the wrong tree? Should I be looking for other causes? (fried motherboard, maybe, I dunno?) Thanks mucho for any help at all (or even sympathy )!

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A:Dead laptop - bad battery? Compaq Presario 1247

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I was having problem with my battery not charging so I went to Compaq web site for help. I was told to update the rompaq I guess thats the Firmware for the bios. After installing the update the computer rebooted, but it did not start. Now the computer has power but nothing happens when you hit the power button. Any thoughts
 

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Hi, I had recently redone a friend's Compaq Presario Laptop after he had unallegedly ruined it by not taking care of it (spyware, viruses, etc. led to the operating system shooting itself).

After reinstalling Windows XP, installing securtiy programs, spyware/virus prevention software, updating every factor of the OS available, and even reloading all his music off of his iPod and reaccociating it with the iPod, he drops it trying to balance it in his hand a week later.

Well after getting quite aggravated at his lack of respect for what I just helped him with, for free mind you, I agreed to try fixing it again. After trying to reinstall Windows XP again with the 4-Disc Restore set it came with, an error now consistantly persists to appear.

On the fourth disc, when all data is copied to the hard drive and when its on the "Checks current Integrity" step (the step before the actual Windows Setup Wizard starts), it gives me a an error labeled:

Error #45
CRC error in data

I don't know what this means. This friend of mine moved to Pennsylvania and I'm not in a hurry to get it back to him (keeping it till he claims rights to it ), so I kinda want to get it working so I can give it to my brother to use (he suffers with a Windows ME system).

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Compaq Presario Laptop WinXP Installation Error

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

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

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

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Hello,I have a Compaq Presario CQ57 and the fan is running all the time at full speed.I opened the laptop and did a fan and motherboard cleaning,I applied thermal paste,I changed in the bios the option #Fan always on# from Enable to Disable,I updated the Bios but still nothing...it sounds like a jet fighter.should I change my fan?anyone who has an advice?

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