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Compaq Presario 1247 - Need Help

Q: Compaq Presario 1247 - Need Help

Hello,

I have a Compaq Presario 1247 Notebook (laptop) with Windows 98 Second Edition with a 4.3 Gigabyte hard drive that was logically partitioned into 2 drives (C: and D: ). Earlier this year I used my CD Burner to copy all of the Quick Restore files from the D: Drive to a blank CD-ROM (CD-RW) disk and then removed the partition from the hard drive with a program from the Compaq Website. My CD-Burner is connected to my Notebook via a PCMCIA USB 2.0 Card, it has 2 USB Ports on it, one port is being used by my CD-Burner the other port is not being used.

Last Friday (09-24-2004) my Notebook caught a virus while I was on the internet and it was corrupted. MS Windows Explorer error message came up when I tried to look at my hard drive. The error message also came up when I rebooted, therefore no desktop icons appeared. So I reformatted the hard drive C: and put the Quick Recovery CD-ROM Disk in the internal CD-ROM drive. However, the Quick Recovery Disk displayed a message that it could not find the Quick Restore files and to contact Compaq Customer Support. I reformatted my hard drive again this time with the /quick format switch and /make system disk switch and then copied all the files and subdirectories from the Quick Recovery CD to my hard drive. Now before I even tried to run FDISK to repartition my hard drive into 2 logical drives I thought I would put the CD (CD-RW) containing all of the Quick Restore files and subdirectories that I burned earlier this year (before I removed the partition). However, the internal CD-ROM drive is unable to read any of my CDs except for my Quick Recovery CD. I took my backup of D: drive CD (Quick Restore files on CD-RW), my Win98SE CD (CD-R), and my Win95 CD (CD-R) to work and I was able to view their contents under Windows and DOS using a computer at work, but I am not able to view them under DOS on my Notebook.

Is there a driver that will allow me to view other CDs with my internal CD-ROM Drive on my Notebook so that I can copy all of the files and subdirectories from my backup of Drive D: CD (Quick Restore files) via the DOS XCOPY program? Right now my only other option is to copy my Drive D: backup CD to my parents computer via their CD-ROM drive and use the old DOS programs BACKUP.EXE and RESTORE.EXE to transfer the files from my parent's computer to my Notebook via floppy disks.

By the way, I did contact Compaq, but after I gave them my Notebook's serial number they said they could not send me a Quick Restore CD for Windows 98 Second Edition because the license agreement has expired, nor could they send me any version of a Quick Restore CD (ME, XP, 2000, NT) they had for Compaq Presario Notebooks.

I am posting this message using my computer at work in case you were wondering.

Thanks,

Node101

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Preferred Solution: Compaq Presario 1247 - Need Help

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 Presario 1247 - Need Help

have you tried the ultimate boot CD:

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

It containes many utilities that might help.

it is bootable so it should load

Steve L

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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 )!

- FaxData
 

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HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am trying to upgrade the lousy 32 bit I have in my 4 yo laptop. I can figure out how to get the memory out. I have read and re-read the instructions but I am either realy dumb, or who knows what... anyone??? anyone??? Helpme pulease
 

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I have a Compaq 1247 that I reformated the hard drive.
When I used the Restore disk, Everything went well but Never loaded the drivers for the modem and sound card.
I checked in systems and it showes no drivers loaded for the PCI multimedea device and PCI communication device.
How do I get these drivers?
Also the easy acess buttons dont work.
Thanks:
 

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The power button on my Compaq 1247 Notebook does not always work when operating on battery. Compaq doesn't seem to be of any help. Others have had this problem as evidenced by chat on Compaq web site. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this.
 

A:Compaq 1247 Power Button Doesn't Work

I was able to fix this problem on one laptop by letting the battery run all the way down, then recharging it completely before using it again....

[Edited by AcaCandy on 04-09-2001 at 10:27 PM]
 

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Hi, My Computer a Compaq Presario SR1810NX with Windows XP Home Edition SP2 is having an issue with it wont get past the Compaq Logo Screen, like, I press the power button the PC powers on, Fan Speeds up and then slows down as normal, keyboard lights flash as normal and the Compaq Logo along with the v3.48 and ESC = Boot Menu options appear on screen, the things is that it wont get past this screen, it just sits there at the Compaq screen, the keyboard and mouse dont seem to be interacting with the PC since I press ESC or F10 for boot mode or system recovery but the PC wont answer at all, I've already Disconnected power source unplugged mouse, keyboard all but PC is doing the same thing just sitting at the Compaq Logo Screen, the computer doesnt make any sound at all no beeps or anything, it wont let me access Windows at any time, recent installations well could be that I just installed a Mobile Bandwidth Card just a couple of weeks ago, and also just a few days ago I connected my iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen to the computer and the computer wont recognize it at all, not even charging, I know this might be a virus or malicious software, but my computer has barely connected to the internet in the last weeks (I couldn't pay the Internet and I had to use my friend's Mobile Bandwidth Card I mentioned before) all I did while in Internet with the Mobile Bandwidth was some schoolwork and youtube videos, I need help urgently with this since I have to deliver a very important proyect for scho... Read more

A:Compaq Presario SR1810NX Not Getting Past Compaq Logo Screen

Try a power drain.
1. Unplug power cord
2. Hold power button in for 60 seconds or more then let go
3. Plug in power cord
4. turn on the power and try to boot to setup (BIOS)

If it enters the BIOS then you should be able to just press F5 to reset to defaults and then F10 to save and exit. The PC should work now.

However, if after the power drain you still can not get in the BIOS than there is a MAJOR problem which would require some type of repair.

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i dont know anything about computers so i will need a detailed explanation and i need to know how to fix it!! it just stays on the compaq screen

A:My Compaq Presario 2500 wont go pass the compaq screen

Hello lilevee22,

Before the problem started was anything added to or installed on the system?

Try booting to Last Known Good or Safe Mode.

Restart the computer during the boot process repeatedly tap "F8" you should get

the Advanced Options.

Let us know if able to get the system to boot with either option.

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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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my compaq presario cq57 says system disabled 62359871..plz help. thank you











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sir, can u help me, i can't fint my driver for compaq presario v3760TU
previously, i used vista home basic but i convert to window seven.. but i can't find my driver in hp/compaq driver web.. plzz help me..
-sory for my english so bad..

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Were you at this Hp/Compaq download page ?


Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario V3760TU Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)&

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I have a compaq presario. I have 2Gig memory. I changed services from ATT to comcast internet. now my pc needs to be wiped clean and set up again but when I got the computer I did not get the discs. how can I do this without discs> it wont open up the internet even though I am connected.

Please help
 

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I have purchased a Compaq Presario 600 with an Athlon XP 2200+ processor. I do not have a copy of Windows XP to wipe it with. Is there any way with the installed XP that I can refresh this system and remove data frome previous owners? Or Can I load Win 98?
 

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Compaqs usually have a hidden partition with all the factory loaded software on it in an image format. As long as it does and you can figure out how to access it you could probable do that - but you almost likely need the XP Product key and may need to reactivate XP after the recovery. XP can only be install on one machine at a time - so if they are still using it you are out of luck.

Watch the boot up for any recovery messages or take a trip to www.Compaq.com and look up the info for your make/model.
 

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Hi. Does anyone know if a Compaq Presario SR1150NX does the display system support component video (Y, Pr, Pb) signal output function? Thanks
 

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I friend of mine purchased this Presario in 2004. She hasn't had internet since about 2006, so she hasn't had any of the updates since then. I brought her tower home with me since I have internet to load her updates. We're trying to get it internet ready. When I brought it home last week nothing would open. So yesterday she gave me the system recovery disc. I started with the Standard Recovery, but there were too many files that it couldn't recover. So I then decided to do a full recovery. After the full recovery it was rebooting and it told me that not all the system could reload and I couldn't hit okaybecause it wouldn't read / acknowledge my mouse. So, I unhooked her computer and rehooked mine to see what her alternatives were. I found a website, they wanted to know all the things it wouldn't oload. All I can remember is that it was things that could me downloaded later like: Norton, AOL, Adobe, MSN, and QuickTime.

So, I unhoked mine and rehooked her's up (and booted up my laptop). When her's came back up it's saying: NTLDR is missing Pres Control + Alt +Delete to Restart

My question for you is there anyway I can save her conputer? She doesn't have a lot of funds, being a singe mother of a 7 yr old and I'm just a good friend trying to help her out.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide

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I decided to see what happened when I ctrl alt delete and then decided to do another recovery. Here's some more info (could not recover errors):
1. C:\WINDOWS\Help\SB\Training\WXPPer\Content\Wave\[email protected]
2. C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntdll.dll
3. C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntkrnlpa.exe
4. C:\WINDOWS\32\dllcache\dinput8.dll
5. C:\Windows\systme32\dllcache\licdll.dll
6. C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\locator.exe
7. C:\WINDOWS\system32\viaservc.dll
9. (Black screen instead of error message)
9. C:\WINDOWS\Installe152ec/msi
10. C:\WINDOWS\Installer\1b2cc.msi

then all of after about 20% a big blue screen with following:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. IF this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced startup... Read more

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ok when i start up it shows the compaq logo then theres some beeps and it goes to a black screen. Any help? any way to reset all my stuff? i press f11 and it goes to some bios thing and i really dont know what to do. Thanks
 

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How do you open the casing on compaq presario 5304. I don't want to breakit.\

Thanks.
 

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Link to tell you all about your computer. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...ry&tool=prodinfoCategory&dlc=en&product=93186
 

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How do you access the Bios on a Compac Presario 4110. I keep getting the message 162 Sytems Options not set. 163 Time and Date not set. Having visited Compac they were not a lot of help. Downloading the software recommeded by them was a waste of time, still got the above message. Tried all the usual keystrokes etc no good. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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ok I hace a compaq that is all messed up. lets see one day the monitor would not work after a storm. Bought another, For a while the screen would be blue but change back to normal. The pc also would have a hard time starting up after it was in idle. We would do a hard start and for a while that worked. Now when I try to start it it turns on but the monitor says no vga/dvi input. There is also none of the preverable beeps that are supposed to be there so in short (well long)the motherboard is fried? So do I use it as a planter in the yard or is there a way to get it up and running. It runs on XP media center it has a micro ATX form factor motherboard it is also an AMD 64 Anthlon. ram is 256 mb 1Rx16 pc 4200 ddr2 533 mhz. With all that said can I just replace the motherboard and reinstall the reinstallation disks and be up and running? ( if it could only be so easy) What about the cpu. i know many questions here thanks for patients. Please help me. Tina
 

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does your system have agp or pciex (or even pci) slot free? Is the graphics on board? It sounds like a graphics card problem, even if it is onboard. I'd try a replacement card (even if it's just a pci card) and see what happens...
 

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Hi Everyone, I am new to this site and really need your help. I have a compaq presario desktop sr1725an and I need to run a complete recovery on the system. I have tried everything the hp site tells me, but so far nothing works. I really need recovery discs for this computer, it currently has xp loaded. Does anyone know where I can download recovery disks for this computer, I want to restore it to its factory settings.

Please, any help would be great.

Thanks!
 

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Appreciate some assistance.

Trying to help a friend with some computer issues. Doing it over the phone. He has a Compaq Presario EZ 2605 pc.

Anyone know of a website where there is an actual picture of what this type of PC looks like? Tried the Compaq site, but have not found a picture. Looking for a picture, and a manual, if possible.
 

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Found a site with photos.

Please close post.
 

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hi,
I have a compaq Persario M2000. The other day, I was using the touch pad to move and it just shut off. I tried to turn it back on and nothing happens. When I look at the AC adaprter led it is not turned on and it is plugged in. I removed the battery and tried the same with no luck. the ac adapter led is still not light up. The battery is fully charged, and when i try just that nothing happens. I opened it up and removed the bios battery and checked the chips and circuits. nothing seems out of place ot burnt. I used a multi meter to check the power button and it is getting power, as well as the curcuits in the ac adapter
can someone help me or give me some ideas what my nxt step is?
thanks
 

A:Compaq Presario Will not turn on

I had similar problems with compaq laptops - it's the power supply in your laptop - the repair for that is about $300+

check your warranty before doing anything else...
 

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Just throwing this out in case someone can help

I have a Compaq Presario 5461 and when the hard drive crashed I got a new hard drive off ebay (same model the pc came with). When I try to use the compaq restore disk, i get an error that pretty much says restore can't be run on that machine. I realize that these restore disks are somehow keyed to the machine so you can't use them on another machine, but all the hardware is the same except for a little more memory. Only thing I can think of is a bios update that I applied. Did that alter the "signature" of the PC. If so, would it work if I backed of the bios update?

At this point the pc is just a toy, i'm using it to learn more about hardware, etc. I was able to install windows and just used my license key that came with the computer, so thats not an issue. But it bugs me that I can't get this restore to work. I did also notice that PC does not have an asset tag - wondering if the bios update zapped that.

Other notes - there was no extra partition that I know of on the orig hard drive, and there is only one restore CD (no diskette). I was able to do a restore of the pc several years ago
so I am pretty sure the disk is not defective.

Any help or thoughts would be appreciated
 

A:Compaq presario restore

a different hard drive than the one the pc came with shouldn't alter the restore process.
What error is it giving you?
 

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the DVD drive stopped working and now the hard drive has errors.

I got an external USB DVD drive on it, but chkdsk cannot seem to repair the hard drive.

Anyone got any idea how to fix it or recover data off of the hard drive. I got a year's worth of work on it, and none of my files show up. Just "File record segment XXXXX is unreadable" errors about a million of them.
 

A:Compaq Presario 2500

Suggest you stop using the drive until you can recover the data.
It is likely that drive has failed or is going into total failure.
You can purchase a replacement drive for $42 to $75 depending on size and whether you get the 5400 rpm or the 7200 rpm in a 40, 60, or 80 GB model.
You can obtain an adapter to put the drive into a desktop unit as a slave. The adapter converts the mobile 2.5" hard drive by adapting the pin set for the desktop EIDE cable. Adapters are available many places, including www.geeks.com, www.cyberguys.com, www.frys.com, www.outpost.com, and others... cheaply at $2.45 to $9.99 depending on where you get one.
Then you can usually drag and drop the data from the mobile drive to a desktop drive, or use drive recovery software, then you can burn a CD to then migrate it to your new drive... or just use a USB transfer.
( We work on a great number of the Presario 2500's with identical problems. Did you know there are 434 different models of the Presario 2500 series of laptops?)
With the new drive, you just use the recovery set that came with your laptop, or buy the set for about $30, including shipping, from the Compaq parts department.
But you likely will not ever be able to use that drive again. Thus, you do not want to stress it further by more restart or rescue attempts.
 

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System simply freezes. Compaq Presario 5000, running XP. Latest Windows updates already applied. Any ideas???
 

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I have a Compaq Presario 2700T with problems. When I press the start switch it runs for about five seconds and then shuts off. It doesn't even run long enough to give me any screen image. It does this on every attempt to start the computer now. Prior to that it flashed a blue screen on a previous start attempt but not long enough to read what it said.
Any ideas what is going on?
 

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I took the keypad off and found the heatsink and fan loose from the motherboard. The four soldered nuts that the heatsink and fan mounting plate screw onto are broken off from the motherboard. I am not sure if this is what is causing the problem but it's not good. I tried to start the computer while holding pressure on the loose mounting plate but it did not make any difference.
 

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Appreciate some assistance.

Anyone know how much memory the Compaq Presario EZ 2605 (out of the box) had?

Believe its processor is an Intel Celeron 633MHz.

Trying to help someone out who knows very litttle about computers and cannot tell me how much memory the pc has. (He does not understand how to look up the info in My Computer/Properties, etc.)

Asked Compaq a week ago, but still no answer.
 

A:Compaq Presario EZ 2605

Manufacturer Compaq
Model Presario EZ 2605
Maximum Memory 512MB
Standard Memory 64MB removable
Number of Slots 2 (2 banks of 1)
 

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will not boot to windows- tried to reinstall xp will not boot to xp cd-continually goes back to screen saying last known config, boot normally or safe mode help please
 

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I am looking for a part name and/or number for my Compaq Presario SR1403WN. The part is the internal 'power button'. It consists of 3 sets of wires. One red/black, one green/black and one yellow/black. It goes from the (internal) power button to a board. The end that 'plugs' into the board is a small, black plastic 'plug' with 9 square 'holes'; one row has 5 square 'holes' and the other row has 4 square 'holes'. We had a power outtage last night and my desktop, obviously, turned off. When I hit the power button to turn it back on, it would not do so. The green 'power light' on the BACK of the tower still lights up (green). But the unit will not power up. I have no idea if by replacing the above part will solve the problem. Does anyone have any input? Thanks!

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I have a compaq presario. The bios are poop. Does anyone know if there is a way to update the bios with areal manufacturer? Or am I stuck with compaq's bios? It would be really nice if there was a way to find out who makes the bios for them and update it. Any info would be great. Thank you in advance!
 

A:Compaq Presario Bios

You need to get the BIOS from Compaq. While the board maybe MADE by another company, who knows what slight changes to the specs were made.

When you do your next upgrade, build your own and get a real BIOS.

Like working on a NEW Dell PC, almost NO Options, no Temp monitors nothing.. junk... its a DELL!
 

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Hello Everyone,

I am running Windows XP Pro on a HP Compaq Presario S3190UK desktop and since this evening I haven't been able to even get to the Windows Splash screen.

When I boot I am given the options of Safe Mode, Last Known Good Configuration, Start Windows Normally and Recovery Mode (which doesn't respond). Whichever option I select it stalls and will not boot the files and when I boot in safe mode it stalls after about seven seconds.

I have the Operating CD which I have tried to boot from but upon boot up I get the message "Please insert the Restore Plus! CD" . I don't have this.

Is there any chance of me retrieving my data?

Thanks for your help in advance.
 

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i have a compaq presario SR5210NX with windows vista home premium ,it has a problem in/windows/system32/ntkrnlpa.exe,the state is 0xc0000225 and the information says the kernel doesnt responde or isnt working .it says introduce the installation disk windows ,but i dont have it and i couldnt enter to the recovery system

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ok the dilemma is simple ok i bought this new laptop for the wife then it came with a built in webcam truth is i don't want that webcam so i bought another webcam that i am trying to use on msn but the laptop states found new hardware but doesn't install my webcam is usb ported it says m style on the cam the only thing it uses my wife states that she can access the cam thru the control panel but not in msn why is this occuring if someone could get to me asap would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance
 

A:Ok new laptop compaq presario

You may need to disable the original webcam

You can disable it by going to: Device Manager (Start->Run-> Devmgmt.msc)

Then locating your Webcam (that you don't want to use) and then right click on it and select disable

Then go back to MSN and use the settings to set up the new webcam
 

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i want to upgrade my computer so it can run windows xp and i'm not talking about minimum stuff i want to try and get da best out of windows xp, so wut should i upgrade?
 

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What type of my RAM is cheap but works good for my tyoe of computer. I have no idea what to buy. There are different seriall numbers on the RAM. I am preatty sure I need DDR RAM but is that it?? Let me know plz =) Thankies.
 

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Right heres a very specific enquiry...

I have a Compaq Presario SR2125UK

Im looking to upgrade the graphics to a BFG 8800 GTS OC 320MB or the 640mb.

First question is can my processor handle it? (Intel Pentium D 915)

I know i have to upgrade the ram so im purchasing 4GB of DDR2 RAM for about £50 and im replacing the PSU probably with an OCZ Stealth 600W PSU. Do that sound viable? Ive only got 32bit windows so i know im loosing out on some ram but its a package deal lol.

I have tried reading into all the requirements for these upgrades such as power connectors from PSU to graphics card and motherboard and think i got a bit lost.

The BFG requires 12v of something which the OCZ provides along with more than enough power (425w required for BFG), plus both the motherboard and the PSU are PCI express compatible. And i have an extra slot to accommodate the doubledecked size of the BFG.

In terms of the required power connectors i was a bit lost. The OCZ said it has a 6/8 PCI express pin which is what the BFG requires but can somebody shed some light on this?

But im really just concerned that it was going to fit and work!

These purchases come to around about £150 so dont want to be thinking for another 100 squid i could have just bought a XBox 360! lol

Basically Im asking advise on the above upgrade decisions and any tips anyone has on installing these?

Any help would be appreciated, im sick of only being able to run pre-2005 games on a pc bought in 2007! I was pretty suc... Read more

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I have a PIII 733mhz Compaq Presario 5900T that I need some help with.

1st thing is that my harddrive is broken and I am looking into getting a replacement for that, but my question is:

What kind of disks does this computer support?
I tried a 160gb samsung disk, but it hangs at compaq logo screen so I guess it's too big. (hoping to be able to change this through a bios update later)

2nd part is that when I found a matching disk, how will I restore bios on it? I have no restore cds left...and I suppose this computer stores a part of its bios on a hidden partition like all other compaqs.

The 384mb ram limit is fine with me since I am gonna run Linspire linux on it.

Anyone that can help? I tried Compaq support and got no help whatsoever.
 

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I've searched this site, I've asked HP/Compaq, and I've checked search engines but still don't have an answer, so wondering if I can find it here.
I have a Compaq Presario 700 with what I believe is a dead hard drive. I want to replace it, but not sure if it is necessary to copy the files from the drive first. I don't think it's possible, as the drive doesn't seem to work at all. Can I replace it with a new (upgraded) hard drive and just run the original Windows QuickRestore discs, or is there something more to it that I would need?
Here's what happens: I switch the laptop on and it wants to start up, but then, before Windows is running, the hard drive begins it's lovely scraping and clunking noises and I eventually get a black screen with plain text saying windows had to shut down... and is beginning dump of physical memory. Of course, this all started after some fool (maybe me, maybe not) dropped the laptop.
Every site I've checked says I'll need to create a backup of all files before replacing the hard drive. I didn't have anything on there that I need to save, so am wondering if I can just run the QuickRestore and get back to business as usual.
 

A:Compaq Presario HDD replacement ?s

Welcome to the TSG forum.
Which Compaq Laptop ???
http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Look...ery=Compaq+Presario+700&submit.x=9&submit.y=3

Have you backed up all your personal Data ??

Yes .. just put in a new HD .. and run the recovery CD/DVDs
This'll put it back to the way you bought it .. assuming no other problems.
 

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does anyone have or know where i can find the dip switch settings for a compaq presario 1930 laptop?
 

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Recently took some hits on my Compaq Presario 7478 system. Got two or three nasties via the 'Net. After McAfee's virus scan and removal, began experiencing weird happenings, such as system closing down and restarting. Then just not starting. Tried a few remedies [probably inadvisedly], and finally the system seemed to hang on my restore at the same place repeatedly.
Ultimately the system could no longer establish my OS. Restore failed.
Bottom line: Could not invoke computer restore. Could do nothing with this computer.
Q... Being compaq is the BIOS set to a certain condition that would prevent my reformatting the hard drive and restablishing an OS? Is this an option I can override? If I were to piggy-back the existing hard drive onto an operating hard-drive and reformat would that solve this problem and permit me to then create or repair the hard drive subsequently to get my compaq back?
Sorry this is so wordy...
 

A:Compaq Presario dead

Have you tried disabling System Restore; then re-enable for a fresh start?

Failing that, format and install OS per instructions in your manual or the CD which came with your computer. If no CD, the OS should be installed in .cab files in Windows Explorer.

The BIOS should already be properly set
 

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i have apresario 972 its old but good its just a pen. would like to update to a pen.3 or 4 the mother board is a compaq. thats about all i know about it.
 

A:compaq presario 972 how can i update it

Can't be done. It is probably some proprietary motherboard if it's a Pentium. If the motherboard is ATX you might....I said might be able to upgrade to a newer ATX motherboard. You will also need a new Power Supply, processor, memory and possible new graphics adapter.
 

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I have a compaq presario c300 notbook. It will not boot. I get the compaq screen, then nothing. It will not boot to the cd either. The backlight comes on, so it's not that. Please help. I'm lost.

A:compaq presario c300

Welcome to TSF....

To get it to boot from the cd you have to change the boot order in BIOS. This can be done during boot up when you can open the BIOS and set it.

The cd you used is it the recovery cd for the computer?

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I am upgrading a Compaq Presario 5000 model #5WB220 with a very low 15 GB hard drive for a friend. It currently has Windows ME and there is no Compaq Restore CD.

I have increased the memory to 320 by adding an additional 256 MB RAM.

I am wanting to totally replace the 15GB hard drive with an 80 GB hard drive and load Windows XP Home.

The problem I am finding out is that Compaq has propriertory info on a partition within the existing drive. From what I understand without the Restore CD, I can't put the new drive in.

I'm wondering if there are any other alternatives to doing this.

Can I install XP on the existing drive and then transfer all the data (to include the compaq proprietory info) to the new drive in a slave position?
 

A:Upgrade Compaq Presario

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I have had this PC since 2001 and it seems to be in good working condition. It originally came with Windows ME and two years ago, I upgraded the OS to Windows XP. I need help to clean the computer and start over as new. How can I do this?

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I have an Compaq Presario 5724 that I FDisked and reloaded Win98 SE on. There are some components that are not working and I need drivers for. I have been to the Compaq site, but they have 2 or 3 different drivers for all the interfaces.
How can I find out which video, sound, modem are in the thing? Or, do I have to download all of the listed drivers and try them one at a time?
Thanks,
Dave
 

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I have a Compaq Presario 2700T with problems. When I press the start switch it runs for about five seconds and then shuts off. It doesn't even run long enough to give me any screen image. It does this on every attempt to start the computer now. Prior to that it flashed a blue screen on a previous start attempt but not long enough to read what it said.
Any ideas what is going on?
 

A:Compaq Presario 2700T

Does this happen when the power connector is attached?

Are there any lights on when the power connector is attached? For example, does the battery charge?

Do not be rough with the cable, but the power plug that connects to the laptop, does it make any difference if you gently bend the cable around or move the connector in the socket? (Occasionally over time either the cable becomes damaged or the socket becomes loose)
 

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got a mates comp to try to fix(presario sr1055cl)
when it starts up it defaults to a start windows normally black screen with three commands above like start in safe mode etc

if left it keeps rebooting to this page
if i press enter it goes to compaq sign and looks like it gonna work but then goes back to same screen

i can get into the bios and can do a system recovery but it just puts me to a plain light blue screen and nothing happens

please help
 

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