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Compaq CQ60 Notebook - Cannot connect to Wireless Broadband

Q: Compaq CQ60 Notebook - Cannot connect to Wireless Broadband

Hi I have going up the walls the last week, have spent days trying to fix the below problem!Basically just moved house and got Eircom broadband installed, my girlfriends laptop connected automatically, whereas my Compaq CQ60 Presario Notebook WindowsVista will not connect.I have checked so many different forums trying to fix this problem, but to no avail im afraid... it looks like there is an excellent internet connection.... but cannot go on the internet because it says "Unidentified Network local access only" The router I have is "atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi adapter", and the o/s I have on my laptop is Windows Vista 32 bit. In our previous residence we had UPC broadband, and I had no problems at all connecting.I have very little knowledge of computers, so appreciate your kind patience in advance Would very much appreciate if someone might be able to help me out here!Thanks so much!

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Preferred Solution: Compaq CQ60 Notebook - Cannot connect to Wireless Broadband

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.)

A: Compaq CQ60 Notebook - Cannot connect to Wireless Broadband

Hi: Install this driver and you should be fine. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=5060880&swItem=ob-108905-1&prodNameId=5060882&swEnvOID=4052&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=3 The wireless card in your notebook is notorious for not being able to connect to the internet with newer routers. Paul

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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

A:compaq CQ60-104TU notebook can't run win xp

please healp me out

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I have an old Compaq Notebook that I am trying to install Windows 8.1 Pro on. I bought a separate, licensed copy of 8.1 to use for this laptop. I reset the old Notebook to the factory settings to get all the old junk off it. However, when I try to install 8.1, I get a message that it cannot install the product.  However, it does not tell me WHY? So I don't know where to begin to troubleshoot. The old Compaq is currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.  If any of you lovely Microsoft/HP  scholars can help me figure out why I cannot install 8.1 and better yet, how to get around this problem.  I'd be grateful. Thanks! Karen

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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

A:XP Drivers for Compaq Presario CQ60-210US Notebook

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 fine

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Ho cambiato da poco casa, mantenendo però sempre un modem fastweb. Il modello del modem è uguale a quello della vecchia casa, ma hanno cambiato il modem dandomene uno nuovo e il mio Compaq Presario CQ60 non si connette più a internet ma solo al modem. Nel centro connessioni mi dice Rete non identificata. Ho provato a spegnere e accendere il modem e a installare diversi driver ma niente ha funzionato. Cosa posso fare?

A:Wireless Compaq Presario CQ60 Driver

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I recently changed the house, but always keeping a fastweb modem. The modem model is the same as that of the old house but they changed the modem giving me a new one and my Compaq Presario CQ60 no longer connects to the Internet, but only to the modem. Connection's network tells me that the network is not identified and internet doesn't work. I tried to power cycle the modem and install different drivers but nothing worked. What can I do?

A:Wireless Compaq Presario CQ60 Driver

Hi: Your notebook probably has the Atheros AR5007 wireless network adapter. If it does (you can verify by going to the device manager, click to expand the Network Adapters device category to see the name and model number of the wireless network adapter), installing this driver normally resolves that problem... ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp54501-55000/sp54972.exe

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OK, thanks in advance for any suggestions:

ive got a cq60 running home basic (only 2 weeks old), and since the day we brought it home it is having sporadic connection to wireless (linksys broadcasting b/g). it connects just fine when wired to router. with wireless it either has 'local only' or will work for a while and then get a "connection was reset" page in firefox. also, the speed seems to be maxed at 1mb/s average speed would be something along the lines of <200k per second often dropping down to 10-50k and sometiems as low as 5-8k.

other laptops (one with same atheros 5007) run and function just fine with no interruptions

this is what I have done so far:
uninstalled norton
disabled IPv6
uninstalled/reinstalled device driver
updated device driver
netsh int ip reset
disabled windows firewall & defender

this is my gf's machine and school starts monday - any help ASAP would be greatly appreciated.

ipconfig: (i have no idea what "media disconnected" means)


Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

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A:Compaq cq60-419wm Atheros 5007 b/g wireless not working - with ipconfig

Looks and sounds like a failing Wireless card. Maybe u need to replace it.

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Hey guys, I need to know what I can do to get my USB drives to work. I replaced the hard drive on a Compaq CQ60 with my HP G60 unit. It turns on and I can access pictures and documents. Wifi works too. I need to get the USB working to extract all my info from the hard drive. Any ideas?

A:HP G60 to Compaq CQ60

Are you saying you removed a hard drive containing a Windows operating system from a "Compaq CQ60" and then installed that same hard drive into a "HP G60" ?


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I have a friends Compaq CQ60 that came factory loaded with Windows 7. I have totally reformatted the HD with XP, but get the blue screen that says that I need to run CHKDSK 7 or check for viruses. I have tried many programs that claim to repair this, but nothing works. I checked the bios on the computer and it is grayed out, so i change any parameters and it says the operating system is Vista. My friend has an embrodery machine with software that ONLY works with windows XP, hence, the need to change. There is no Floppy disk to be able to reload the bios. How do i change the bios to run XP or am i just stuck and have to purchase Vista professional and run in in virtual XP mode?

A:Downgrading Compaq CQ60 to xp

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

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computer will not charge only when it wants to. will not start up the power charge and wireless lights come on and the hdd light does not. black screen and the fan does work. computer was shut down and charged over night the next day it would not start up and screen is black.

A:compaq presario cq60

Without the battery installed and the power adapter plugged in, press and hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Plug in the adapter leave the battery out, does the laptop power up?

Do you get any repeated beeps? Does any fans spin or can you hear any fans running?

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Hi people!!

First of all, i apologise if this is in the wrong section, it seemed to fall into a couple and this seemed the most relevant.

I am thinking of getting a new laptop, a Compaq CQ60-114 to be precise. It comes with vista pre-installed on it, but I really, really, REALLY don't want vista. I want to put my XP on it, but I have heard that the hardware is resistant to XP on some newer models.

Would it be possible to install XP on this machine, with or without a downgrade disk. I have the original XP Pro installation disk as well.

(please say yes...please say yes...please say yes...)


A:Downgrading Compaq CQ60 to XP

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First of all sorry for my bad english and i did not know where else i would post this problem of mine.

First Problem
When i let the computer go into either of the two resting modes. (Sleep and Hibernation?) it does not wanna wake up. I have to manually shut down using the power button. And remove battery, plug it in, sometimes i can only start up using the battery but not the powercord.
Seriously its such a wierd problem i can hardly describe it. Easy put it: I have to work on it for about 2-5 minutes before i can start up the computer. When i shut down the computer via powerbutton and starts it. The Fan comes alive, that power LED lamp on the computer is on but the screen wont go on and the LED showing that the harddrive is "thinking" is not flashing either.. [Hope you follow here]

Second problem
This problem began at the same time as the first, the screen started to blink from time to time no matter what i do on the computer. Turns gray for a sec or two and then starts working again. I tried to update my Nvidia Geforce 8200M G driver to the lates via Nvidia homepage. But problem is still there, any solution to this? I got it as christmas gift 2009.

I used the companys own recover CD's and reinstalled Vista and formated my harddrive.. Now am starting to think if its worth trying with XP instead, if i can find any drivers for this computer dedicated to WinXP that is.

Thanks for any help :)

A:Problems with my Compaq CQ60

If you've reinstalled Vista with the recovery DVD's and it still has the same problem - then it's most likely that it's a hardware problem.

Try these free tests:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: http://www.carrona.org/malware.html (read the details at the link)

Then, if the above tests pass, I'd try these free stress tests:


FurMark download site: http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
- Click "Quit" to exit


Prime95 download site: http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/
Prime95 Setup:
- extract the contents of the zip file to a location of your choice
- double click on the executable file
- select "Just stress testing"
- select the "Blend" test. If you've already run MemTest overnight you may want t... Read more

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hello recently my pc has been failing to start up and asking to go to the start up repair my pc is fine but will this lead to future problems

thanks ~shadow

A:compaq presario cq60 help

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What did startup repair find?

Do you have your Windows cd?

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Not sure if Im at the right place here.
I have my niece's laptop which Im trying to fix for her. It was having BSOD's (stop 0x0000001A) at startup, Windows update wouldnt work, cant create restore points and had 21 trojans and 186 pups (whatever they are). It is very slow to load programs as well.

What I have done.
sfc /scannow - Check disk - Defragged - run spybot/adaware/avg and microsoft malicious software removal tool until all came up clean. I have used the diagnostic tools in the CMOS on HDD and memory. I have run memtest86 v3.4 but it freezes on the second test. It did come up with 1700 errors. lol.

this is the system

. EVEREST Ultimate Edition ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v5.30.1900
Benchmark Module
Report Type Report Wizard [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Computer NAT-PC
Generator nat
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 6.0.6002 (Vista RTM)
Date 2009-11-20
Time 09:41

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A:BSOD on Compaq CQ60

Can you run the Compaq recovery utility and put the laptop in its original factory condition?

"I have run memtest86 v3.4 but it freezes on the second test. It did come up with 1700 errors"...

You are kidding? If not, replace the memory first

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On my friens HP compaq nc8000
I recently re-installed it, but when I'm at the desktop it only shows MSN and Safetly remove hardware. No Internet... I can't connect to my broadband. How can I find it cause I've been looking in control panel and trying to do it with a wire that didn't work either.

A:How to connect to a wireless broadband?

Welcome to TSF!

Did you re-install the drivers?
Check in Device Manager, see if there are any devices with exclamation points or question marks.
Click Start | Run (or press WinKey+R), type devmgmt.msc, press Enter

If you don't have a Drivers CD that came with the laptop, you can get them online.
Here's the Drivers and Software page for the NC8000

Get the Chipset (under Operating System - Enhancements and QFEs) and the Ethernet driver (under Driver - Network, The Broadcom NetXtreme), put them on a CD or flash drive to coopy to the laptop so ypou can install them (Chipset first).
Once the ethernet is working, you should be able to get online with a wired connection to get any other drivers you need.

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Having made two back up DVDs of the files etc via the recovery system my new laptop suddenly went US!!! The supplier today replaced it. Should the first DVD automatically start up? If not what should I do and where should the info end up? Confused I am!!!
Thank you


hi what went the hdd

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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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Hey guys,

I've been having a rather irritating problem with my inbuilt webcam. It's a problem that's steadily been getting worse over time. too. It has this irritating habit of freezing in skype calls, and going black for about 30 seconds before restarting itself. and the picture resumes. I tried updating the driver and windows says that it is already up to date.... I googled for support and couldn't really find anything...

Any ideas?

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Hi!  My wife's laptop no longer takes a charge from the power supply.  I have tried different batteries and different power bricks.  No charge.  I want to try replacing the motherboard (thinking it may well be the power jack that isn't working.)  Can anyone tell me what the correct model number is for my motherboard?  I see several out there to buy including 498462-001 and 501266-001.  Are either of these the correct one? Thanks,Tom. 

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I have a Compaq cq60 107ea with windows 7 professional installed.

I wanted to play richard burns rally with the rallye sim mod with i installed, after this install my laptop cpu uasge started to uptp 100%.
I did a virus scan on the file before i installed it and it came up clean, I have also done a full virus scan since this problem has occured and has again come up clean.

The problem is that the laptop seems to be experiencing high cpu usage at times, sometimes it's quick and seems to be working normal and other times it's slow and takes longer to open things up

For example on idle it does go down to 1% or 2%, but at times goes up to the 20% mark, if i try to open something like firefox the cpu goes upto around a 100% and seems to stay around that until the page is loaded.

Compaq cq60 107ea
Amd sempron SI-40 2.00ghz
2gb of ram
120gb fujitsu hdd
Nvidia 8200g graphics

The programs i have installed are:
Hp Support
Avg free 2013
Core temp

The reason for core temp is I haven't had the laptop long and when i received it was overheating, so i cleaned the fan and reapplied thermal paste, after this it worked fine no troubles at all.

Thankyou for looking, and for any help you offer

A:Compaq cq60 high cpu usage

Your CPU is a single core so it's normal to see 100% CPU for every task you perform.

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I just factory restored this laptop with the onboard system tool. It went thru the normal steps reloading vista but it will reboot and say loading software do not restart. It does this over and over like something is not getting loaded. Any help would be appreciated.


A:Compaq Presario CQ60 reboot

Hi and welcome to TSF did you do the recovery this way http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/.../c01662115.pdf
and did you make a recovery disc

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Hallo, I'm trying to upgrade my CQ60 300 SI which stock CPU is a Sempron SI-42 mounted on a Wistron 303C Socket s1 MOBO with a AMD Turion 64 X2 TMDTL60HAX5DM but as I have installed it my PC didn't start. I had a black screen with no tentative bootstrap. I had already upgraded my BIOS to the F.54 from the old F.35 version, but this didn't help at all. Is there anybody who experienced the same problem and have found a wayout to solve the issue? Thanks in advance

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 300 SI CPU Upgrade

 Hi, Turion 64 X2 MDTL60HAX5DM it is not compatible because it belongs to the previous generation AMD Socket S1g1 Processors compatible with your laptop, belong to AMD Puma platform (2008) core Lyon Socket S1g2 http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02985882 AMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-88 2.50-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-87 2.40-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-86 2.40-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-85 2.30-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-84 2.30-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-82 2.20-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-80 2.10-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-70 2.00-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-72 2.10-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-74 2.20-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-75 2.20-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-76 2.30-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-77 2.30-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cache   

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ok so i have a compaq presario cq60 which is the biggest lemon ive had.

first problems started when the warranty went out like that same day it said the battery need replacing i ignored it and it started dying like 3 minutes after being unplugged but it says it has 98% battery life so i leave it plugged up always.
next i started getting the blue screen of death like all the time until it started happening so often i couldnt even use it.
so i took the hard drive from my Toshiba and put in it (toshiba laptop had beer spilt in it and stopped working) and that stopped the blue screen but have me two other issues.
one it says my windows is not genuine which it is it was pre downloaded when i got it
and two the sound doesnt work not the speakers nor the headphone jack ( but i tried usb headphones and they worked fine but they werent mine)
so please someeone help me with this issues its real annoying

A:Compaq presario cq60 several issues i need help with?

Hi and welcome to the Forum. So you took a HD from one laptop to another with the original Windows 7 loaded up? If that is the case then you have an OEM Windows 7 that is only licensed for the PC that it was originally loaded into. It is not legal to use it on another machine.

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Laptop powers on and all power lights come on accordingly. Fan powers on OK. But no BIOS or anything else comes on screen and HDD does not power up, HDD light does not come on either. I have taken out HDD, tested it and reseated it, it appears to be working fine. I have re seated the RAM. I have taken the battery out and discharged the power holding down the power button for 60 seconds. Nothing has worked. Any ideas?

A:Compaq CQ60 boot Problem

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I am also having problems connecting to a brand new Virgin Mobile MiFi2200. Everything is registered and set up properly, as I am running our old HP Pavilion on it as we speak, but it will not allow my Compaq to connect. The message says"this computer is connected to VirginMobile MiFi2200 4DC Secure but does not have access to the internet.- If you are connecting to a wireless hotspot you might need to open a web browser to finish connecting."
After speaking to Virgin for 4 hours over the last 2 days, and spending 2-1/2 hours with the Geek Squad today, I am back to square one. Anyone else have this problem, or better yet, have any suggestions??


A:Compaq Presario CQ60 issue

First suggestion is that you will have better luck getting help with your own thread instead of tacked onto a Solved one. I've started one for you here.

Please show for both PCs ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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ACER laptop not connecting via wifi..
hi, i have an ACER Aspire 4741Z and i am not able to connect via wifi
I can connect fine with ethernet but wifi is not working...the tray icon always shows a 'yellow warning sign'..

please help me...

A:Can't connect to wireless connection.But my Broadband can.

Hi there ... Download the Drivers from the Link below

Acer | Download

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I have recently moved to Sky Broadband and I am experiencing difficulties regarding my wireless connection.

The device in question is a Sony Vaio FW56E (Windows 7, home premium , 64 bit). I initially contacted Sky regarding the connection but as all my other wireless devices (Blu Ray, Ipod, Vista notebook) connect without any issues they could not help.Sky have confirmed that it is not a fault with the Router and that it must be a software/hardware issue with my Vaio.

My Vaio is connecting to the Sky network but I cannot actually access the internet. I have checked all the settings and checked my wireless password. I have also looked into my firewall settings and tried to connect with windows firewall disabled.

Listed below are all the steps I have taken to try and resolve this issue.

Reset the Rouer
Removed the Sky network and reconnected again.
Checked that the wireless is actually enabled.
Changed the wireless channel several times.
Updated the VAIO via windows update using the Ethernet.
Reset the router.

If it is of any use the Rouer Sky provided is a Sagecom [email protected]

Any help/info would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to connect to Sky Wireless Broadband


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My friend  has bought Compaq CQ-615DX in February and is experiencing issues where she powers down the computer and then the laptop will not start up again. This happens regardless of whether the computer is plugged into the charger or not. Best Buy was able to temporarily fix it by taking out the battery and then restarting it, but it seems the problem is persisting. I searched around the internet and it seems other people are having a similar problem. They are describing it differently in each case (e.g doesn't power up, doesn't charge at all and won't turn on, doesn't wake up from sleep), but the end result is that the computer won't turn on. Any ideas what would be causing this and whether HP/Compaq is aware of this and if there's a fix.


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A:Compaq CQ60-615DX Turning On problems

Hi rzamishka, could you describe in much more detail what happens: a.) blinking lightsb.) gets to Windows screen, HP sreen, blue screen. If it won't start at all, there could be blink codes that will tell you what's wrong; go here for explanation. Meanwhile try this standard first fix: 1-remove power cord and battery2-press power button for 20 seconds3-reinstall battery and power cord4-power on Please reply and let us know your progress. Good Luck

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Hi,  I have Win 7 Home Premium installed on my Compaq Presario CQ60-419WM Notebook.When I am typing the cursor jumps around. I would like to be able to turn off or disable the touchpad. I have not been able to find any means to do this. The touchpad is not listed on my notebook when I do a search, and its not shown under any hardware devices. PS/2 compliant mouse is shown -and I have a mouse plugged in to a USB port. What do I do next? LeeD

A:compaq cq60 disable touchpad win7

Hi, May I know since how many days have you been facing this issue? If it has been only a limited time we can go ahead and perform a Microsoft System Restore that will take your Computer back to a date before the issue occurred.  Please select the document according to the Operating System on your Notebook.  Using Microsoft System Restore (Windows 7): http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01835735  Using Microsoft System Restore (Windows 8): http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03327545 I hope that helps. !------------------- Please click the KUDOS star on the left to say 'Thanks'. Please mark 'Accept as Solution' if it answers/solves your problem. Thank you-----------------------------------------------------------------!I am an HP Employee.  

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Hello, I can use your help here please? Working on this Compaq Laptop running Win7 64 bit, laptop started working way too slow, i tried in this order Mbam which showed infections the first time, which it cleaned and then next scan did not show anything but laptop was still way too slow so I then tried, SAS, adwcleaner, JRT, none of these showed anything then Ccleaner, now the laptop works a lot better and faster but still slow, I ram memtest which showed no errors and unit has 2gb ram installed.
I tried running OTL but when I double-click on the icon, it asks to 'Choose Windows directory' but no matter which drive I choose from the list C or E [The Recovery drive], I get a prompt from the Runtime Scanner showing: Target is not Windows 2000 or later

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 running slow?

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Hi,  This is now an old laptop, maybe 7 years old, but hardly used and perfectly functioning on Windows 7. However, I want to update it to Windows 10.   I believe it is no longer free, but will cost me about £100. My question is - is my laptop compatible with Windows 10.  I don't want to buy it over the internet and its not compatible. Many thanks. Mary Ann

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 - is it compatible with Windows 10??

Hi,Officially I do not think Hp releases any windows 10 drivers. However I have installed win 10 on systems much older than yours and usually it is sufficient to let Microsoft install the drivers for all the devices automatically. Sometimes (rarely) it can be necessary to install drivers from other sources such as the manufacturer of the various devices or drivers released for different computers which have the same device.Anyway you can try to install windows 10 for free initially by downloading it from Microsoft. Create a small partition on your harddrive of about 20 gb and install win 10 in dualboot and see if everything works correctly and then subsequently you can choose to wipe the drive and reinstall Win 10 or delete the win 10 installation and continue with 7.In my opinion win10 will work fine.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Let me know if you need any further help,David

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What is the correct AC adpater for the Compaq Presario CQ60?


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A:What is the correct AC adpater for the Compaq Presario CQ60?

Hi,Different models have different power requirements 65W or 90 W. You can see on page 1-5 of service manua.http://www.notebook-manuals.com/laptop-manuals/service_manual_for_COMPAQ_Presario_CQ%2060_f90f2aca5c_Compaq%20CQ60.pdf So you can get one of 90w which will be good for all models. The best idea is to buy them online where the prices are cheaper or even get a good universal adapter. Example:https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=Compaq+Presario+CQ60+ac+adapter Hope it helps,David 

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So, I have a Compaq presario CQ-60 running windows 7 home premium. I have been troubled by monitor flicker. its seemingly random. happens in pulses. almost like a block or grid flashes up on the screen, and it disappears. pretty frequently. in irregular places at irregular times. like I said, frequent but very random. I have a second monitor connected to the laptop's output, my dell HD 22 from my desk top and there is no flicker seen on that screen. I have opened the laptop and checked for loose, damaged wiring. it all inspects OK. ( I am pretty good with electronics) I am at the point where i am beginning to suspect my inverter circuitry is to blame because the monitor output does not flicker, so that should tend to isolate the trouble to the laptop's display circuitry. right? I figured since the display is bright, not discolored at all, and the inverter is supposedly hi voltage circuitry it just tends to seem logical that it could cause this random flickering because of the voltage or whatever. I tested the ram chips one at a time and they are OK. I also tested the HD with the segate downloadable diagnostics tool, and it passed the SMART test. anyways, anyone care to offer an opinion or question before I order a $15 dollar inverter chip? the computer has 2GB ram, intel celeron processor 900 @ 2.2ghz graphics is powered by Mobile Intel 45 Express Chipset Family (WDDM1.1) driver v. opin... Read more

A:compaq presario CQ60 screen flicker

alrighey then. thought I might get at least one answer but Its OK.  aparently this computer must have a problem so exotic I should smash it and burn the chips before it  spreads and unhinges society.  peace. 

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I am looking for some assistance in getting my bluetooth feature to work on my current laptop. I made a frugal attempt to contact HP directly for support and was told (after a very frustrating and difficult conversation to understand with my support personnel) that because my product was out of warranty, they would not even DISCUSS my issue at hand. Considering this, I opted to hit the forums for advice.

The problem at hand is when trying to set the "Discovery" option which allows other devices to see my computer, I get the following error message:

"An error occured while windows was trying to save your settings. The bluetooth device might be unplugged."

My bluetooth device is onboard. I am suspecting a drive possibly, but cannot find any drivers online for this device. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Compaq CQ60 laptop with Vista will not recognize disk drive. Device shown as working normally. Got external DVD drive from friend but laptop did not recognize it that drive either. Hooked up external
hard drive, and it was recognized right away so problem seems isolated to disk drive. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Compaq CQ60 Vista won't recognize DVD drive

have you checked on the computer what software it uses to identify and use the drive? usually, there is a program that will help it.

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Hello, I need to change SATA mode to AHCI in bios as I have installed a SSD drive. The original hard drive failed hence why I installed a SSD drive.  When I run the SSD health utility, it is advising the SATA mode is currently set to IDE, and needs to be changed to AHCI. Please can you advise how I unlock bios or how I change the SATA mode to AHCI from IDE on this model? FYG, i have check the BIOS and there are limited features available.. Most other vendors allow this option to be changed, don't understand why it isn't available . I look forward to your prompt reply and appropriate solution to resolve this matter. 

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I have exactly the same problem. I use a wireless mouse and I do not want to use the touch pad either.How the heck do I disable the touch pad PLEASE

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Hi,I recently installed Windows 7 on a Compaq CQ60. In "Device Manager", I have an exclamation point in a yellow triangle next to "coprocessor" I tried to update the driver, but it said none could be found, then later, the "update Driver" tab was not an option anymore. What can I do to correct this situation?Thank You.

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Error : The Diagnostics Policy service is not running properly

I have read all the comments for the same problem. Tried Farhansir suggestions and other things. its still not resolved..

can anyone please help

A:Unable to connect to network both wireless and Broadband

Welcome aboard.

Try using System Restore to roll back Windows to a point in time when your computer was functioning correctly. Doing so does NOT affect your personal files, such as e-mail, documents, or photos. Video: Fixing a problem using System Restore

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Not sure which Forum to post this in. Anyway, here goes.

I run a stand alone PC with an external broadband modem. Our 2nd PC has a broadband wireless router for a different ISP. We bought a laptop too last week and it found the wireless ISP and went online without installing any software - magic. Anyway, it made me think I should be able to ditch the ISP account my first PC and have it network onto the wireless router of my 2nd PC to go online. But I don't know how to do this as I figure it needs some kind of additional hardware (don't know what) to pick up the wireless signal.

Belarc Advisor shows my Communications (I've taken out the addresees) as:
Intel(R) 537EP V9x DF PCI Modem
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
GlobeSpan USB ADSL LAN Modem
WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Networking Dns Server

Help please?

A:Solved: Making my PC connect to wireless broadband

You need a wireless PCI card OR Wireless USB adaptor.

PCI card(internally installed): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833130003

USB adaptor(externally installed): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833130115

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I have CQ60 notebook. I can turn it on but the screen remains blank. The lights come on so power is going into the machine. After approx. 15 mins it turns itself off. I have tried the suggestions, taking battery out, holding power button down etc. but none of this seems to work. Please can someone help, the HP site is useless and doesn't give much advice at all. Unfortunately we do not have the recovery disks.

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Help!My keyboard and trackpad on my Compaq Presario CQ60 notebook are not responding and don't have any external devices to see whether this is an internal matter. Cannot restart in Safe Mode as keyboard does not respond, however it allows me to type in my password to access vista! I think I have just locked the computer, but don't know how to unlock it, various forums have specified reinstalling drivers etc. but I am unable to do this with no working keyboard and do not know how whether I have pressed a combination of keys which have caused this. I am not sure whether this is a Vista problem or a Compaq/HP problem.Any help's immensly appreciated!

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A:Keyboard and trackpad not responding Compaq presario CQ60

as far as i know, if you can type in your password on the log-on screen then the keyboard is working, if the problem would appear after logging in or it will appear when you are on your desktop screen then it may be an operating system problem or a user account corruption issue the keyboard would only be a hardware failure if when you turn on your nb, there will be no ligts on teh keyboard, capslock key will not lit or no response at all from the moment you turn on the nb for the touchpad, try to check if its off or on... if there is an orange light above the touchpad then its off, toggle the switch on that light to turn it to blue.. so before anything else.. TRY THIS FIRST!!!!1. remove the battery2. disconnect  the power adapter3. with no power supply at all, press and hold the power button for 1 min.. make sure it will be 1 min... in technical terms we call this HARD RESET.. this process would release static charges that might be contained on the power button bec sometimes those static charges causes harware malfunctionalities..    then it this step will not work.. do this...  try to go to safe mode by continually pressing F8 when booting (press F8 when you see hp invent screen), then you'll be directed to advance boot options... choose last known good config.. then it will boot to last known good settings.... please let me know if this will not work.. if not "choose repair your computer" on the... Read more

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 Hello, this is my first post at HP and I will try to explain it the best as I know.All started when I installed Windows 10 Enterprise 64Bits at this notebook, Compaq Presario CQ60-120ES.As default the video driver was with alert but it was not problem at all because the screen was working witha basic Window Driver and after try to find online driver to the video device It was installed a very good driver,but,...But, after a few weeks I understood that, when I closed the screen and open it again, after the hibernation orsuspend, the screen was always color black, the computer awake always but the screen was black, then I pressed the power on ten seconds to completely power off the notebook and then I could turn on as always. A good day I decided to fix the issue with closing/open the screen and black screen as result, then I returned to install Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bits. I was very happy surprised when the Windows 7 installation finishes, becausethe first that I did it was close and open the screen, and now was working very well. I did not know if the main problem was at the video device driver or in some differences between energy administration of Windows 10 and Windows 7. Then I follow the first thread, the video driver. I downloaded three video drivers to FV598EA#ABE to the intel graphics solution, one to Windows Vista 32 bit and two to Windows 7, one for 32 and other for 64 bit. Finally I returned to install Windows 10, the unique driver that I was enable... Read more

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Sir,My compaq presario cq 60 i have forgot the bios password (Enter Administrator password ?). after 3 attempts i got a code 63186857 Please help me .

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A:Compaq Presario CQ60 - How to reset the bios password?

Hi Enter: 72884299

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There are strange noises coming from the inside of my laptop. It makes a crackly noise like static and a screeching noise like a fax machine or an old modem.

It doesn't happen all the time, but it's worrying me. There's a history to this. I bought a laptop a couple of weeks before Christmas, but it seized up and refused to boot either normally or from the recovery drive. This happened within 2 days of buying it and shortly after hearing noises like those I've got now.

The first one couldn't be repaired but it was exchanged, no-quibble - immediately, so I've had this one for a few weeks. The fact that I'm hearing strange noises now from this replacement makes me think that either it's normal and was nothing to do with the crash, or that this model has a failing somewhere. I've googled and can't see anything relating to either.

Any ideas?

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 - strange noises from inside

Take it back and let them hear it. It's up to them to make good on whatever purchase you've made. They may well have had more than one complaint on these particular laptops and know there's issue with the bunch of them. Don't be concerned about getting what you've paid for. Jazz
No this shouldn't be happening.

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