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Compaq Presario 1247 - Need Help

Q: Compaq Presario 1247 - Need Help


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.



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:


It containes many utilities that might help.

it is bootable so it should load

Steve L

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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

A:Dead laptop - bad battery? Compaq Presario 1247

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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.

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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


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

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

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


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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!!!

A:Solved: Laptop Compaq Presario C700 (from HP Compaq)

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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

A:compaq presario

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


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

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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 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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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 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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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.


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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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?

A:Compaq Presario 600 ??

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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I'm trying to reformat my mom's old Compaq Presario SR1303WM. I've set it to boot from the cd-rom and I almost had it. But after deleting the partitions and starting a clean install it would only load the programs to 20%. After that it locked up and wouldn't do anything. I had to shut down and restart.

Now, it won't load from anything. Of course the old OS is gone so it won't start up on the hard drive and it won't boot from the cd. It just keeps going to a black screen with "Error Loading Operating System". Can someone please help me. I know they can't get a new computer and I just want to get a new install on this one to speed it up for them. They had a ton of malware and such on it.

Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Compaq Presario won't reformat

Since HP now owns Compaq, I am not sure what kind of cds you have in order to attempt recovery.
Per HP Support

HP computers that ship with Microsoft Windows XP do not come with recovery CDs. Instead, they use a hidden space (partition) on the hard drive to store the recovery information. The use of a separate partition provides a convenient process that eliminates the use of recovery discs that may be lost or scratched. A system recovery from the hard drive may not be possible in some circumstances. Your computer may contain Recovery Disc Creation software. Recovery discs for Windows XP are available from HP for a minimal cost. See Obtaining Recovery Discs for ordering information.Click to expand...

What kind of disk are you using to attempt restore, and are you using HP's support page?
Are you still set to boot from CD and to attempt to do so FIRST?
Is your BIOS properly identifying your hard drive?
What happens if you unplug the data cable from the hd before trying to boot to cd?
Do you have the "Recovery Console" option at some point during boot?

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 Hi, I'm searching where I can find Compaq Presario 5524 Desktop Operating System and recovery 

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Original 500GB HDD was showing signs of eminent failure.I successfully cloned the drive to a new 400GB HDD, using NORTON GHOST.(I know this drive is smaller than the original, but less than 30GB was being used on the original)Anyway, The new drive would not boot.Assuming that the problem may be OS license-related, I ordered the Compaq Recovery Discs Set.While waiting for the Recovery Disc Set to arrive, I purchased a Sandisk 120GB SSD.(Again, I know that the 120GB SSD is smaller than the original 500GB HDD that came with the computer, but I do not plan to even fill it 50%.)Anyway, The Recovery Disc Set arrived and I attemted to use it on the new Sandisk 120GB SSD.The process seemed to go fine, all 3 discs of the set seemed to copy, and then the computer restarts and a screen displaying files flying across the screen from one folder to another stays there forever.I waited 15 hours and came back and I still just see:Files flying across the screen, from one folder to another folder.The drive activity light is blinking, but obviously there is a problem. Some possible related facts/information:The SSD is detected in the BIOS.The SSD Checks good, by the BIOS Diagnostics "Smart" Tests.I cannot find anywhere in the BIOS to disable AHCI, it only shows SATA or IDE.Current Bios version is 5.5.5, and I have been unable to find a BIOS Update anywhere.Current Memory (RAM) is 4GB (2x2GB), which was an upgrade since the machine was originally purchased. Can someone p... Read more

A:Compaq Presario SSD Upgrade

Greetings, I use Paragon Professional Disk Imaging software. Try Macrium Reflect free. Disk cloning is also included in the free version. Cheers!

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Hey all,

I have this older Compaq Presario 7470 CPU, and I can't figure out how to open it. It doesn't have any buttons that pop open the chassis, or at least any that I can easily spot. I got a memory upgrade for it, and would like to put it in. Anyone know how to pop this thing open? Please email me or just reply here. Thanks!


A:Compaq Presario 7470

Here's a link to their site with instructions.

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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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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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Hey everyone I am having the same problem again as I was having before with my Compaq Presario 5000. It seems to just freeze up when I am on it or not. Sometimes I try to move the mouse to get back into Windows from the screen saver and it does nothing. At all! And sometimes in the middle of surfing the web and listening to music it just freezes up again and I have to hit the power button just to get it back up and running. Can anyone help out with this? I was asked to run MemTest before but I have no idea how to do this, so could someone help out? Also, since I am not a complete newbie, but darn close when it comes to the whole hardware side of computing, how can I tell what is causing interference with what when it comes to the hardware I am running and wether or not the latest drivers are installed? Thanks again and hope to get this resolved quickly.

Compaq Presario 5000
UWAVE Motherboard
AMD Athlon 901Mhz
eVga GeForce2 mx 400 64MB PCI
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
Sony DRU-530 DVD +-Drive
Windows XP Home SP1

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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.


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I was trying to upgrade my brother's Compaq 5340 from Windows 98 to XP. I kept giving me errors on the C: drive but would continue to work in Win98. I moved the valuable files onto another drive and formated C:

Now I cannot install anything on drive C: . None of my Windows installationd discs with work with it.

It keeps saying that there is a compressed file or directory on the drive or that it is write protected.

I booted of A: drive with a Win98 startup disc but cannot access C: drive.

What Is going on? Did I screw something up?

A:Compaq Presario 5340

Boot off a floppy disk and FDISK the drive - remove all the partitions and then create a new Active/Primary partition. Also make sure that Antivirus/Bootector protection is off in the BIOS. Then boot off the XP cd and format the drive and do the install. To boot off the CD you need to set thej boot order to CD-ROM, A, HDD in the bios. You can also delete the partition from the XP cd if you boot off it.

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I'm making some changes to a compaq presario 4660 (dinosaur) and it's running windows 98. I cannot get into bios. F2, F1, delete and Tab do not get me in. I searched on google and really didn't receive good results. Well it did say that F2 would get me in, but it does not. Seemed to me there was another way to get into bios?

A:compaq presario 4660

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hello my laptop started melting charger tips from my sister used an universal charger since it wuz hers then. I checked the universal charger specs and it was not compatible with computer.The charger for my laptop is working perfectly bt when ever charging the tip gets extremely hot untill it starts to melt. I have recently changed the charging port on the motherboard but the laptop is still heating the charger tip. The system is compaq presario v2000 currently running on xp pro. i dnt want to purchase a new motherboard any suggestions on what needs to be changed.

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My sister is having major problems with her Compaq Presario CQ57 (running Windows 7). I have been trying to help her with it but, I am about to literally throw it from a very high window. I'm thinking it has a malicious program lerking inside it. I am trying to get it into safe mode and am having a hell of a time. I want to do a scan on it and I believe it is better to be i safe mode.

There is no F8 option so that is out. I tried msconfig and computer says it can't find the file,(by the way it says that to any program I try to install). Since I can't get anything to install and everything I seem to try hits a brick wall I am at a lost on what to do. Every time someone gives me some advice on how to maybe fix this I can't seem to get past the first step!!!HELP!!!! She has only had the computer for a couple of months. This is her first brand new computer and it seems she has made a very bad choice!

The Wireless has already quit working too! Buyer Beware!!! Please can someone please help me out?? I am desperate.

A:Compaq Presario CQ57

How about booting to recovery partition if available to restore to factory condition or system restore?

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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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I have a Compaq Presario C74EM which I just installed Win 8 RP. The sound did not work.

Eventually I was able to find and install drivers - sound still didn't work, but after following the advice on a forum post, I put the computer to sleep, waited a few minutes, woke it up, and sound now works.

This computer came with Win Vista home. Supposedly the Compaq Win7 drivers will work with Win8. Compaq (hp) has utilities that will go through any/all drivers, and update to the latest.

Does anyone know how to get this going under Win 8?

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Please i desperately need help, have got compaq presario 3015us(never buy it) P4/512ram/60 gb h.disk etc etc.... the problem started when i woulds scan norton antivirus, the system would juz freeze, tried it a lotta of times but same prob, then i started gettin error msgs sayin ISAAC.DLL error...then RUNTIME.DLL error.. then i wanted to restore it to a previous date, but there the calender would be stuck at oct and i wanted to restore it to september...

then i tried using the compaq recovery disk, the disk after 2 mins of running, would shut down the computer again, same thing happenned 3-4 times and next time gave some error sayin cant access drive H (dont have drive H) and enter but nothing happenned.... then i got my hard disk formatted but now ot shows "NO DISK SPACE" whereas i have 60gb and same problem of shutting down keeps happenning when the disk runs...pls help....

is it a prob with the motherboard or hard disk or juz something else....pls pls help!!!!


hmmm, when you formatted the hard drive, did you FDisk it prior? When I worked for Gateway tech support, we had a little saying, "if nothing else, then FFR"... which meant FDisk, Format, THEN reinstall OS, in that order. Give that a shot with a windows ME bootdisk. You can find the download at bootdisk.com

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Hope i am not in the wrong place ... so here gos

My Compaq Presario 2100 laptop got knocked off the table and broke the screen ,, its a 15 inch from corner to corner ,, will any other compaq models work on this Compaq Presario 2100?

Thanks in advance

A:Compaq Presario 2100

Maybe, maybe not. You'll need to check the SPECIFIC laptop replacement screen you're considering and see if it's a match.

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I recently bought this machine and at first it worked fine. Last time i used it no probs and even shut it off correctly. The other day I went to turn it on and nothing. The led light that says that it is pluged in is on but now it is not charging the battery. I can get it to come on enough to hear that it is running but it is not booting and the screen remains black. I contacted that previous owner but she said she never had any problems with it. I want to see if it can be fixed, cheeply if possible, befor I do anything else. Thanks for the help.

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Sounds like your gonna have to get you hands dirty and take the cover off. Remove the cover and start pulling out parts. ;-)

The best way to troubleshoot a machine is to only boot with the bare requirements.

CPU, RAM, VIDEO CARD...over course power supply...

I'd take out all other parts and PCI card, remove all hard drive cables and floppy cables. Take note which way the RED LINE goes when you put it back together...

If you have MOVED the computer recently, IE transported the computer in the back of your car truck, you might want to try and RESEAT the video card, and RAM. Shipping a computer in the mail and it arriving DOA at the customer more than likely points to a video card that needs to be reseated. Lucky for us, most new motherboard come with AGP slot lock thank goodness...

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I have an old compa presario 1277 who supposedly had something called a monkey virus on it. This virus supposedly wipped out all the drivers. Someone reistalled them. However, my husband insist the monitor display does not look like it did and that it use to play movies. Do you have any suggestions?

A:Compaq Presario 1277

Is it this Presario 1277 notebook: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=95012& ?

If so try reinstalling the Trident Display Driver from the available downloads.

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Hi Guys,

I Have a Compaq Presario SR1000 and I ended up getting a virus on the machine. Now I cant boot in to windows or safemode, but I know the harddrive is partitioned.

I dont have the manual or boot disks for the computer anymore, does anyone know the command for these machines to access the partion?

any help would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Compaq Presario

The manual doesn't say .. But I'd try the F10 key at Bootup.

You can also Email HP support and see if they know ...
... and If you can still get the recovery CDs ..
[email protected]

Does this computer have a sticker on the side .. or somewhere ....
That tells the M$ product code for the operating system installed ???

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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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I need to replace HD in my Compaq but I can't seem to get the plastic cover off front without forcing it. I am afraid I will break it. Any suggestions?
Thanks for your time.
Jerry L.


Well you didn't say it so I will ask. Are you sure the front cover has to come off. Most cases you just remove the screws on the back, remove the back metal shroud, and access the machine from there. A few cases have the front covers come off but the majority don't.

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My friend has a Compaq Presario 5340, which I might say is being a real pain! She dropped it off to me yesterday to try to fix.
Here is my problem(s): The computer starts up fine until it gets to the Windows98 screen then it hangs. She had stated it was running slow then this problem has surfaced. I have been in the MSconfig and did a selective startup bypassing the Autoexec and config files, as stated by troubleshooters in Win98. I also have used the quick restore cd's that she has and the same thing still happens, it hangs on Win98 screen.
Does anyone have any suggestions or more troubleshooting to do before I boot it out the door? Also have thought about formatting the hard drive to wipe everything out, but I have heard it is difficult to reload programs on Compaq's. I don't have any idea if she has added any new software or hardware to this computer.
Please Help!!!!

A:Compaq Presario 5340: HELP!!!!!

Check the CPU settings in the bios and make sure that the CPU is not running overclocked.
If this is one of those 599lmr motherboard Compaqs, it'll do just what your saying if the CPU is set wrong.

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Hello everyone , Is there any upgrade for the Wi-Fi Card , and if not , does it good to use USB mobile broadband adapter ? Thanks and have a nice weekend

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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

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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This is an older system. What manipulation of the case needs to be done to add / remove the hard drives?

A:Compaq Presario HD Installation

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Hello! I am attempting to change a 80mm fan in my Compaq computer. The fan I want to change is, I believe, called the CPU fan. It has a lever next to it and 4 screws holding it down. My question is this: Do I have to move the lever on the side of the fan in order to pull the fan up and proceed to remove the screws or do I just remove the 4 screws?  Also, how do I remove the screws considering the awkward position they are in? (I've been working on trying to remove the screws; however, it is difficult to maneuver the screwdriver into the top of the screws to remove them. This is because part of the fan case is above the screws making it necessary to place the screwdriver sideways in order to remove the screws.) Thank you for your response.  

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My landlady's Compaq Presario SR1103WM is acting up and I'm pretty certain it is the PSU going out because the symptoms are the same as my PC had when it's PSU went belly up on me. It starts booting up fine until Windows XP Home starts loading, than it resets. I used a WinXP disk to repair the boot files and MBR with no effect, so we decided to reinstall Windows (been needing to do that anyway). Before doing that though, I was going to try recovering pictures of her grandkids by using a Linux Live CD, and ran into the same problem with it, so that eliminated Windows problems.

To the best of my knowledge, that leaves the PSU (likely) or the memory (possible) as the probable causes. I running Memtest86+ on it tonight to eliminate that cause.

Please correct me if I'm wrong in my diagnosis or if I am missing anything, but if I'm right about the PSU, that brings me to my main problem. I have heard that many Compaq models have proprietary PSUs so that you can't use off-the-shelf parts to replace them and have to buy one from them at a higher price. Is that the case with this model or can I order one from Newegg? I looked up the PC on Compaq's web site, and it didn't even say what PSU it has.

Thank you in advance.

A:Compaq Presario SR1103WM PSU

Memtest86+ has compleated 34 cycles with zero errors. Looks like it is the PSU.

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My Compaq M2000 Presario fan will not work. I have even bought a new fan and it still does not work. Is there a thermal switch on the motherboard that i could use to turn on the fan. Help is much apreciated.

A:Compaq M2000 Presario Fan Help

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