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Q: Compaq Presario 7470

Hello. A buddy of mine has an old Compaq Presario 7470 that he is putting a new mobo in. Apparently, the old case has color-coded front panel wires. He has separated the wires and now he does not know which ones go where (in terms of going to reset button, power button, Etc). We have looked everywhere on the net for some sort of schematic for the Compaq case to figure out the color-coded wires. However, not even Compaq site has any info. Also, to note, the wires apparently terminate on some sort of small printed board before going to the lights and buttons. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate your help.

Thank you,
LS

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A: Compaq Presario 7470

The front panel wireing is one problem with trying to put a non Compaq board in a Compaq case . . the power supply may be another . . a lot of the OEM's use a proprietary Power supply with non standard connectors.

You might be able to Google Compaq Front Panel connectors to see if someone has worked it out ( i know of one guy who did for Dell )

He will almost certainly be better off buying a new case for the new board, and using whatever hardware he can with the new system.

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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!

Thanks,
Matt
 

A:Compaq Presario 7470

Here's a link to their site with instructions.
 

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I have a compaq presario 7470 in my possession. It used to work, but not for some reason it refuses to. I just bought a power supply for it and it still doesnt work. I figured out that if u remove the J3 pin from pins 2 and 3 after pressing the power button it will turn on. The compaq screen comes up and it says '102-System Board Failure.' This seems bad...what should i do? is it a fried motherboard? if the board was fried would it even turn on?? Thanks!
 

A:Compaq Presario 7470

I don't think the motherboard is fried in which case it wouldn't boot, as you say. But it definitly is having some problems...

Has Compaq support service gotten back with you yet ?
 

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I am not near this machine, it's 60 miles away, so I can't look myself, but can anyone tell me if this is one of those pieces of junk that has the BIOS on the Hard Drive, or is it on the Mobo (like normal) ?

The person wants me to rebuild it, and I have never rebuilt a PC that has the BIOS on the HD.

What do I need to watch out for ?

What I usually do is FDISK the HD and then Format it, and go from there.........

Compaq Presario 7470
 

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I believe its a normal setup. However, even if its not the compaq partition is hidden. It is either completely invisible to FDISK or its listed under Non-DOS partitions in FDISK. As long as you don't touch that you'll be just fine.
 

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hi! i have a compaq presario 7470, used to intermittently not boot up. We thought it could be a faulty power supply, changed that, then changed the Hard drive, reinstalled OS ( win2k), everything was fine and happy but on and off when my son played his games it would freeze and reboot. Now all of a sudden the PC is dead, ( was working on saturday, dead on sunday) I have tried pressing F10, even the Bios does not come up. The power light comes on, I hear the fan, No beeps , I see the compaq logo on the screen but that's it. Problem is all our digital pics are on this machine & i had not had a chance to back it up on CD. Any thoughts anyone.. please help.
 

A:Compaq Presario 7470 Dead

Duplicate post see http://forums.techguy.org/t277327.html
 

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hi! i have a compaq presario 7470, used to intermittently not boot up. We thought it could be a faulty power supply, changed that, then changed the Hard drive, reinstalled OS ( win2k), everything was fine and happy but on and off when my son played his games it would freeze and reboot. Now all of a sudden the PC is dead, ( was working on saturday, dead on sunday) I have tried pressing F10, even the Bios does not come up. The power light comes on, I hear the fan, i see the compaq logo on the screen but that's it. Problem is all our digital pics are on this machine & i had not had a chance to back it up on CD. Any thoughts anyone.. please help.
 

A:compaq presario 7470 dead

bummer about your pix srivi. dont give up, if the hd didnt take a dump they're probably still salvageable.
you changed out the psu. was it a new one ? if it was,you might try replacing the cmos battery, althought the bats usually last longer than the 4 years im guessing your machine is. open the box back up and examine all your connections again (very important). and that will bring us to the motherboard. hopefully someone will jump in with the solution before you get that far...good luck...
 

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alright. power went out today. when it came back, the surge fried my computer. i don't currently have a surge protector on my computer; my parents stole mine for their computer and have yet to fix that lil problem. i'm broke, and i neeeeeeeeed everything that was on my computer, so i'm hoping its just the power supply that got hit with the surge, which is what a friend told me it probably was. i have no idea what type of power supply i have, and i need to go get one and try to put it in to fix the problem. i have a compaq presario 7470. can anyone help me please?
 

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nevermind, my boyfriend got hold of the computer and it works again
 

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hey guys,i have a compaq presario 7470 that was running xp,i had a total system crash and all menu options on loadup lead to nothing,i called compaq and they told me they dont supply discs anymore,does any1 know where i can find a disc either for download or purchase?any help would be appreciated,thanks!
 

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O.K. When visiting my little sister this last Christmas, I attempted to upgrade her computer from 98 to XP proffesional, everything went smooth for a couple of days, till the computer contracted the Blaster worm, a few hours before I was suppsed to fly home, and all my work got scrapped. Since then, she has maxed the ram to 512 mb, and bought a new hard drive, western digital 120gb that she would like to use. As we are in different parts of the country, I am guiding her through all setup instructions over the phone...
We got the hard drive installed, and the new ram, and powered up the pc. It detected the ram, and moved to a screen that said operating system not detected. Here, I instructed her to insert the XP proffesional disk into the drive and reboot the computer. Then we get a screen that says the following, I am typing what she is telling me, not what I am looking at:

INF file TXT7 Setup.FIF is corrupt or missing
Status 40847
Setup cannot continue

I tried to boot using the XP boot disks 3.5 inch, but for some reason, her 3.5 inch drive is no longer recognized by the computer. We entered the bios, and it only references the cd-rom, and the hard drive in the boot sequence.

What can I do here? What has been done wrong? Any advice is appreciated since I pretty much killed my sisters computer this summer, when I attempted the upgrade and got the virus. Thanks in advance.
 

A:New hard drive, compaq presario 7470, can't install operating system?

If i understand this one right . the floppy disk is inside the computer but not recoqnized ? If that is the case, you'll need to recheck the connections (IDE and power ). It's very possible that you knocked one of them out in the process of installing the new HDD.
Now when it comes to the setup of windows XP , does the setup routine offers to "format " the hdd. It should since it's a brand new virgin hdd. At that point you need to let windows XP format the drive ( as in don't skip this step)
On the other hand if you haven't got that far into the setup routine, then you'll need to make the floppy drive functional first then use the WD floppy disk ( which should have came with the drive , if the drives was "retail bought") to check and see if there are any problems and also will help in setting up the XP
HTH
 

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I just installed XP Pro on an old Presario 7470 that had Win95 on it. The sound worked then but not now. The system is now using the ESS PCI Audio (WDM) drivers and I just updated them from Windows update. There isn't even a hint of sound.

I've dutifully run all of the stupid help wizards with no good results.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Presario 7470/XP Pro SP2/ no sound

Windows update is a poor source of any hardware specific drivers.

You need to find the correct drivers for the actual motherboard, that are for Windows XP.
 

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My compaq seems like it is stuck in the sleep mode. I cannot get anything on the monitor. The monitor light goes from green to yeelow when I turn the system on.. Any help would be appreciated??????
 

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I tried compaq support but they said my video card was probably shot. Is this the case?
 

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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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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
 

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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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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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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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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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..

A:compaq presario

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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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 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 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

A:Compaq Presario

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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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 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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Compaq Presario 3000+ AMD Sempron processor
Windows XP SP3
1 gig PC2700 memory
80 gig IDE HD
430 watt OS
Video and sound add in cards

On power-on the power light comes on, and the fans run, monitor is black.
 

A:Compaq Presario - no boot

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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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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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Hello, i have a compaq presario desktop. here are the specs:
512 mb ram
Windows vista
10 gb hard drive
amd athalon xp2 prossesor.

My problem is that is so slow.
 

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i have a compaq presario 3630AS desktop. It came with quick restore CDs and a recovery CD. If i have to re-install win xp should i use quick restore CD or the other ????? Pls help

A:compaq presario 3630AS

Compaq Recovery CD options
The Compaq Recovery CD enables you to restore your system files from a separate partition on your hard drive. The four options on the Recovery CD are listed below.

Restore option Description
Emergency Diskette Creating this diskette is important as it allows you to save your computer's unique setup information for use in the event of an emergency. Store the diskette in a safe place.

User Backup Backs up all information and files on your hard drive and stores them in a separate partition on your drive.
User Restore Restores your hard drive to the state it was in when you last used User Backup.

Factory Restore Restores your computer to its original factory-installed software state.

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My laptop wants an administrator password that I don't know. Shows a system disabled code of 91550023. What do I do?

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Hi, how do you restore to factory settings a (COMPAQ PRESARIO SRI617CL)?

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If this computer has a Recovery Partition, when you boot the computer on the logo screen you should see a message Press F2 for setup and Press X for Recovery (X being F11 or whatever key it says) If you don't get that message, then this computer does not have a Recovery Partition (if you can still boot the computer you can look in Disk Management to see if there is a drive called Recovery)
Other then that you will need the recovery discs you made when you got the computer. How to Run Compaq Recovery Disk | eHow.com

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i have recently formatted my hard drive and reinstalled xp home, i have found all the necessary drivers etc but unable to use my mouse, on the device manager a yellow icon appears stating unknown device, iv searched everywhere for drivers etc but all came blank, i went to the compaq site and downloaded the mouse/keyboard driver from there but then got an error stating unable to find version of runtime to run this application '' iv downloaded the most recent .NET framework and still nothing, iv searched for more help but unable to find any results, anyone got any pointers if im doing something wrong ?

A:compaq presario S5600UK

What is the make and model # of your mouse?
In Device Manager, right click the Unknown Device and Uninstall it. Now remove the USB cable for the mouse from the computer end. And restart the computer. When the computer comes back up, plug in the mouse into the Back USB port of the computer and not the front or through a hub as these ports are weaker. It should install. if not, go to the mouse manufacturers support download drivers site and type in your model # and download the driver.

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I need help I have a Compaq Presario R4010US Laptop. The keyboard does not work for some reason, I plugged an external usb keyboard into it and it works fine. Could the ribbon cable that goes from the keybd to the motherbd be bad?

Fwilli2

A:Compaq presario R4010US

hi Fwilli2 welcome to TSF,

take the keyboard off and re-seat the ribbon cable. you might want to try uninstalling the keyboard from device manager and then restart computer see if it work before you take keyboard out.

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hi everyone my best freind has a compaq presario sr2170nx and ever scince they've had it it would mak a loud noise for hours "like it was dieing and gasping for air" and then it became really slow and would freeze, but now it's to the point it just shuts off. now i think the fan went and the computer just keeps over heating but im haveing and extremy hard time finding the fan that gos to this computer. can anyone help and if u think it's something else pease let me know thank 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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Installed with Vista Premium, i've realised that it has a Recovery Partition and im not sure how to use it. my computer came with a windows vista disc, but im trying to recover Vista and im not sure how to do it. maybe someone can give me a heads up on how to do it.
 

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I bought a presario 1500 that I had assumed had a problem with green lines that were on the lcd and external monitor. The lady who owned it had taken it apart and sold it to me that way. I bought it today and tested it when I got home. I powered it on and I saw that the fan will move slightly but won't start and the hard drive will start but shuts down after about 5-10 seconds. The power light always stays on but nothing else. I noticed when I unplug the hard drive and battery inverter board(see link) it will shut off the power light. Could that be the problem? I don't see how the motherboard could break when it was never used. Anyone have some advise?

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A:Compaq presario won't turn on

This looks like a power supply controller card issue. Also some systems will not run if the CPU fan is not working. You need the battery inverter board in place to power the system and light the light.
 

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Hi, i'm having a problem turning on my laptop. I'm using a Compaq Presario C502US. I've been using the AC adapter that came with the laptop but eventually the AC adapter became loose and broke. The charging icon (lightning symbol) wouldn't turn on anymore and I think the laptop has now run out of power. I've finally received a new adapter and when i plug it in the charging icon lights up. However the laptop still won't turn on. I've waited for about 2 hours but it still won't turn on. When i click the power button, the Power turns on and then it blinks. The Fan turns on for about 3 seconds but then it goes off and the power light blinks and the monitor won't turn on. Can anyone help me with this problem?
 

A:Compaq Presario won't turn on

Remove battery and power adaptor (ie all power out)

Hold down the ON button (to disperse all internal power)
Plug the power adaptor back in only (and to wall socket!)
Turn on!

If it works, turn back off, and re-install battery, turn On
 

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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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If any here has an HP Pavilion or Compaq Presario PC or Notebook (current models), they will notice that the fan kicks in when needed. The fan doesn't really annoy me as much on my Compaq laptop, but on my HP desktop it is really annoying and loud. I think it forgot that it was only supposed to come on when needed because it is now on almost all the time. Can someone explain to me how this fan works in more detail and how I can possibly adjust when it comes on or at least the fan speed, SOMETHING!!! Thanx in advance.
 

A:HP/Compaq Pavilion/Presario Fan

If the fan kicks in more then it used to it might mean that the computer needs a cleaning. These fans are temperature controlled and only kick in when a sensor detects the temperature to be at a certain level. Sone fans need to be on at all times - like the one on the CPU - but it may be possible to control it speed with software or BIOS settings.

Speedfan comes to mind, do a google search for it. It will list the motherboard temps and allow fan speed adjustment if the board supports it. If you have a case fan you can control its speed, as for the CPU fan - thats best left on a full speed.

First, open up the case and see if it needs a cleaning. You can also replace stock fans with quieter ones if they are too loud or wearing out.
 

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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
 

A:compaq presario keeps rebooting in xp

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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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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.
 

A:Restore Plus! CD for HP Compaq Presario

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