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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
 

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Here's a link to their site with instructions.
 

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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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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!
 

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











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

Thanks.
 

A:compaq presario

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..
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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 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,

Iam siva.I need all the drivers of compaq presario c770us because some of the drivers are not functioning properly it has become a serious problem for me for many days.I will be vey grateful if you suggest me a positive reply.Thank you.
 

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I have a compaq presario and that is in serious need of a new processer. The one I currently have is a cyrix M II-366 at 250mhz. I origenally had plans to overclock it but I feel it would be best to leave it be and buy a new processer. what I wanted to know is would I have to buy a new motherboard inorder to upgrade it to 1gig? By the way, you would'nt happen to know why it says 366 and runs at 250. All your help is greatly appreciated.
 

A:upgrading compaq presario

Look in your manual. Compaq has the upgrade path documented very well in it. I really doubt your FSB is at 250MHz tho
 

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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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Hi

After unsucessfully trying to get rid of some nasty Malware (Antivirus XP Pro 2009 to be precise) I'm currently trying to perform a factory reset on my Compaq Presario SR1909uk which had Windows XP.

I'm performing this from the recovery discs I created when I bought the PC.
However, I keep getting various error messages saying either

'Cannot copy file C:\1386\APPS\APPS15417\src\VIRUSCAN7.DAT or

C:\1386\APPS\APPS15417\src\Setup\asCore\Antispam\btevclid.dll\MANIFEST\asnmobj.spm

I keep aborting when I get these messages and the progress perecetage remains. If I do this until I reach 100% do you think it will work?

Other than buying some new recovey discs from Compaq or taking it to be fixed, are there any alternatives please?

Thanks

A:Compaq Presario SR1909uk with XP

Try cleaning your Recovery disc.

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

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hi,

i have one compaq c500,it's some keys are not working.i have to open it,i tried to open but can't , any one can help me.
 

A:compaq presario C500

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

I've removed your email address, as we reply to the forum, and putting it up may give you spam.

Can you explain a bit more on what you're trying to do? You say open it, do you mean log on?

Regards

eddie
 

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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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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 problem with my laptop screen. The screen is dark, however, the data is still there. Can't turn lamp on, or change anything, but can hook up to a monitor and it works. Can I fix the screen to work again? If I hit the button that turns the screen off and closes the computer down, the picture pops up for a few seconds and it is slightly red.
 

A:Compaq presario R3000

Its most likely that the backlight has failed. It can be fixes but it costs a upwards of $100 to do by a professional. You could try buying the parts online and doing it yourself though if you are technically inclined.

Here's how: http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/
 

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My aunt has a compaq presario desktop pc and for a couple of months she turns on the computer and it takes like a half hour to get to the desktop then it goes really slow.it goes a little faster when i shut off some programs but still not at full speed.it should run fast it has a intel celeron processor 2.66ghz,256 mb ram but it is rather slow.she didnt have any problems with it when she first got it about a year and a half ago.any help will be appreciated.

thank you
 

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My Father in Law has a Compaq Presario 5900T. His Hard drive crashed and I put a new 160G drive in it. When I try to restore the computer with the original Compaq restoration CD's it keeps rebooting without ever formatting, partitioning or anything else.

Can someone help? My FIL is bound and determined to continue using this machine. I believe he is afraid of change.
 

A:Compaq Presario Restore?

you need the old hard drive

the quick restore disks that come with compaq computers only work with certainpartition and hard drive sizes
to get the 160 gb hard drive to work, you will have to reformat the old hard drive and install everything on it

then copy the drive c partition over to the 160gb hard drive then use a partition program to increase the drive c to 160 gb
 

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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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We have a very old Presario 4550, connected to an old cathode tube display and we also can't find a functional printer with old fashioned connectors. There are two USB ports on the back of the tower - could we connect a more modern display and printer to this tower using the USB ports?











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Hi there @stevekra, May the Forums be with you!  It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel.  I understand that you are looking for help with the a printer for your older model computer.  I am happy to help with this. I am assuming the printer connection type you are looking for is an old parallel or Centronics connection.  That connection type is no longer being used in newer printers, and as far as I know has not been for many years, having been replaced by USB, Ethernet and Wireless connections. Any printer with a Centronics connector is going to about as old as the computer you are working with.   Now it is possible you can get a printer with a USB connection to work, but depending on what operating system you have installed and the capabilities of your USB ports this may also be an issue. Your system is likely using USB 1.x ports, whereas the current standard is 2.x or 3.x. Your hardware and/or OS may not be able to recognize newer devices, and the drivers avaialbe for those devices may be for Windows 8.x or 10.  I am not saying it is impossible, but that you are going to have some forseeable challenges getting devices to work. You may find that you will need to make a wholesale upgrade to the system to work with newer devices, and it may be better to look at a newer system. Just my two cents. Please let me know whether that works for you, a... Read more

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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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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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Hi gang!
well it been awhile since i been here but at least i remembered where to go ..

Anyway here is my problem that I am stumped with ....

Reformated a compaq presario 2.1 gig/128ram/40gighd/ with onboard video and sound.
Everything is up and running fine except i cant seem to get the sound to work, says that it is installed and working properly but still doesnt work.
Installed different speakers ..no joy....went to compaq downloaded new software drivers and installed...no joy. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
 

A:compaq presario no sound

I almost hate to ask if the volume control is set to mute so we'll pass on that one.

If there's a headset socket on the front of one of the CD's, can you hear anything through that?
 

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A friend has a Presario X1300. It has a small problem. The power button only works once in a while (perhaps 1 in 20 presses). I thought perhaps it was a cold solder joint but even after touching up the button's pads its still has the problem.

It could be a bad switch, it looked like the switch had previously been replaced (although he hasn't had it serviced except to put in a new hard drive about a month before the switch went bad).

I found a post that indicated that someone found schematics for the motherboard and I was hoping that someone here would be able to point me in the right direction. I didn't find them on google. I'm going to replace the switch first, but if that doesn't work I have to assume there's some other problem that will need debugged.

I hate to see such a nice laptop go to waste because of a stupid power on problem.

I have found the service manual online. Its great, but has no schematics.

Thanks for any ideas you can offer.

Raydude
 

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Is this computer any good if used for a bit of gaming, internet, work, CAD software? It is $700Cdn and include monitor, printer and speakers.
Also is it true that this computer with not come with discs of the software included, all the software is on the HD.

Processor
Intel ® Celeron ® D Processor 340
Operating System
Microsoft ® Windows ® XP Home Edition
Memory
512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM memory (expandable to 2GB)
Hard Drive
80GB 7200 rpm Ultra DMA hard drive
Multimedia Drive
CD-RW 48x32x48x
DVD-ROM
DVD-ROM drive 16x max. speed with InterVideo WinDVD SE software
Video Graphics
Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics with up to 64MB shared video memory
Network Card
Integrated 10/100Base-T network interface
Sound
Integrated audio
Fax/Modem
High-speed 56K modem
Included Peripherals
Compaq keyboard
Compaq scroller mouse
Software
Digital entertainment
Apple iTunes for Windows: Digital music jukebox for importing music, organizing your collection and more
InterVideo WinDVD SE player: Play DVD movies
Sonic RecordNow: Burn music CDs and archive your data to CDs
RealPlayer: Find, play and organize digital programming - music, sports, entertainment, news and more more
Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition
WildTangent GameChannel: Preview 10 computer games

Productivity software
Microsoft ® Works 7.0: Includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database and calendar
Microsoft ® Office 2003 Trial: Get a 60-day trial version of Microsoft ® Office Student and Teacher Ed... Read more

A:Compaq Presario SR1220NX

I got mine on Oct 26,2004. So far i am very pleased with it. Not into gaming so I can't answer that question. I got $300 US rebates off the price.which brought the cost down .
Yes the software comes on the HD. There is a 'System Recovery " disk that comes with it but I'm not sure exactlly what that has on it..It does restore the orginal files that were on the computer when it came from the factory so it seems that should be all that is necessary to keep the computer running incase of problems.
 

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All of a sudden, my Compaq Presario, Windows XP, won't boot up past the black "COMPAQ" screen. None of the keyboard keys respond (we've tried three different keyboards). All the lights light up when we first turn on the computer, but then it just stops at the black screen with boot options, but none of the keys on the keyboard will do anything. Does anyone know what the problem might be?

A:Booting Up Compaq Presario

Have you tried booting into "Safe Mode" to see if its a software/driver issue?

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I have an older compaq presario 5000 (5wv260), i want to upgrade the memory in it. I know it takes sdram, 168 pin, but i dont know if i need parity or non-parity. OR ecc or non-ecc... anyone know what this computer takes?
thanks
 

A:compaq presario memory help..

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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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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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