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Q: compaq presario cq60 help

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

thanks ~shadow

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A: compaq presario cq60 help

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What did startup repair find?

Do you have your Windows cd?

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

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

A:compaq presario cq60

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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hi what went the hdd

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

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 I have a Compaq presario cq60-210us notebook pc. I have been hanging problems with the keyboard functioning properly. Most keys do not work, but the ones that do I'll have multiple letters, numbers when pressing one key; for instance, when pressing n it'll come up n6jm7u. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the keyboard software with no luck. Not sure if I'm doing this properly, but the diy videos seem straight forward. Any ideas?

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

Thanks,
Jeff
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 issue

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

Please show for both PCs ...

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

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

Thanks

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 reboot

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

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

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 300 SI CPU Upgrade

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

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

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 running slow?

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

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

A:Wireless Compaq Presario CQ60 Driver

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

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

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

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So, I have a Compaq presario CQ-60 running windows 7 home premium. I have been troubled by monitor flicker. its seemingly random. happens in pulses. almost like a block or grid flashes up on the screen, and it disappears. pretty frequently. in irregular places at irregular times. like I said, frequent but very random. I have a second monitor connected to the laptop's output, my dell HD 22 from my desk top and there is no flicker seen on that screen. I have opened the laptop and checked for loose, damaged wiring. it all inspects OK. ( I am pretty good with electronics) I am at the point where i am beginning to suspect my inverter circuitry is to blame because the monitor output does not flicker, so that should tend to isolate the trouble to the laptop's display circuitry. right? I figured since the display is bright, not discolored at all, and the inverter is supposedly hi voltage circuitry it just tends to seem logical that it could cause this random flickering because of the voltage or whatever. I tested the ram chips one at a time and they are OK. I also tested the HD with the segate downloadable diagnostics tool, and it passed the SMART test. anyways, anyone care to offer an opinion or question before I order a $15 dollar inverter chip? the computer has 2GB ram, intel celeron processor 900 @ 2.2ghz graphics is powered by Mobile Intel 45 Express Chipset Family (WDDM1.1) driver v. 8.15.10.1749any opin... Read more

A:compaq presario CQ60 screen flicker

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

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

A:Wireless Compaq Presario CQ60 Driver

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

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













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

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

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Hello,
 
I own a Compaq Presario CQ60-400SD running Windows Vista SP2 (32 bit), which is the original installed OS in my system (came pre-installed). I bought the laptop in 2009 (October or November, I can't recall exactly when), and about three weeks ago I reinstalled the OS. I also installed a new memory dimm (1GB).
 
The CPU is an AMD Sempron SI-42 2.10 GHz and the Video Card is Nvidia GeForce 8200M G.
 
After I reinstalled the OS, about every 4 - 5 days I experience BSODs in different occasions. I mainly use my laptop for work, with software such us AutoCAD, QGIS and HEC-RAS (hydraulics analysis software).
 
Please find attached two files: (a) SysnativeFileCollectionApp.zip and (b)perfmon.zip (I followed the instructions in this post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/)
 
Thank you very much in advance.
 

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Hello, I have a question about compatibility. Is HDD WD10JPLX compatible with my notebook Presario CQ60-120EC? Thank you for help.

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

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

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

Any ideas?
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 - strange noises from inside

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

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Hello everyone,I recently purchased a Compaq Presario CQ60-210US Notebook PC.It came pre-loaded with Vista, so I upgraded it to XP Pro.I packaged up the drivers that I used to get everything to work.In case anyone has the same machine, here are the links to my file:http://rapidshare.com/files/189782133/Compaq_Presario_CQ60-210US_XP_Drivers.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/189791924/Compaq_Presario_CQ60-210US_XP_Drivers.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/189795868/Compaq_Presario_CQ60-210US_XP_Drivers.part3.rarAbout 250 MB | No PasswordI have also uploaded XP drivers for an HP G50-109NR notebook.The link to that file can be found on page 2 of this thread:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/182934/staples-black-friday-sale/Good Luck!Disclaimer:: Bleeping Computer is not responsible for the content and the results of using this application. Download at your own risk

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

Hi aarrr. Thanks for giving these drivers. Ive looked for about a month to get decent XP drivers for my CQ60 210EN. All these drivers works fine

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











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A:Keyboard and trackpad not responding Compaq presario CQ60

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

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If You hard boot the laptop will it erase everything on the laptop like pictures?

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











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

Hi Enter: 72884299

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I purchased a Compaq cq60 210 us laptop in 2009.
 Recently I found that cpu heats up and the laptop shuts  This happens When I boot in Windows XP but in Ubuntu
No such problem exists

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This laptop has a shutdown issue. It wont launch msconfig unless it's in safe mode. It also has corrupted files showing from running sfc scan.
It has a MacAfee antivirus. I ran Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, AdwCleaner,  and it found nothing but some cookies. 
I think it has something worse going on. Will FRST run in safe mode?

A:Messed up Compaq Presario CQ60 Vista Basic

You cannot post a FRST log in the Windows forums.
 
Please post the sfc log in your topic.  Do not post it in code or in quotation, and do not use a host site with will download the log to my computer.
 
To find sfc /scannow log, type cmd in the Search programs and files box. 
 
cmd will appear above the search box under Apps., right click on it and choose Run as administrator, this will open the Elevated Command Prompt.  This will look simlare to the image above.
 
Copy and paste the following in the Search programs and files box, then press Enter.  
 
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt
 
This will place a new icon on the desktop titled sfcdetails.  Click on this to open the log, copy it and paste it in your topic. 
 
 

 
 
***This is a diagnotic tool for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.  This will not repair your computer, but it may point to where the problem lies so that a repair can be made.***
 
Warning:  Disabling items in Services or Startup may leave your anitivius disabled until the process is ended.  For this reason I would suggest that you perform this process off line.
 
Step 1
 
(1)  Click on the Start orb, then type msconfig.exe in the Search programs and files box.  
 
(2)  When msconfig is seen in the pane above the search box and under Programs, right click on it, then cli... Read more

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

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Hi. I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 that is about a year old. These days I have been experiencing problems with my laptop. The problem is that the top hand corner gets hot, and then my laptop automatically shuts down itself. There is plenty of battery on my laptop, and it also happens, while my charger is plugged into it. This mainly happens when I am at school, where  I do not bring my notebook fan cooler. I can basically do nothing, because every 30 minutes it will automatically shut down itself. It even happens when I am in "Battery save" mode. This is starting to irrate me, because I have only had this laptop for about a year, and my warranty just expired so there isn't much I could do. I have read about this being a problem to a lot of people... I am wondering if it has something to do with my battery, because it is really bad. It only lasts for about 30 minutes from 100% to 10%. I do not know what the problem is, because I have no expertise in laptops. I hope  you can help me. 

A:Compaq Presario CQ60, overheating and automatically shutting...

You should post your issue on the laptop forum.   If you bought your laptop using a credit card then check with your credit card company about a possible warranty extension.  Some credit card companies do extend the manufacturer's warranty by 1 year on electronics when the device is purchased. It's possible that there is too much dust inside the PC.

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I am not able to find a link that will solve the no driver issue in my devise manager. The computer is a Compaq Presario cq60-419mw. I have installed Win 7 64bit on it. Can anyone help?

A:Coprossor Drivers for a Compaq Presario cq60-419mw win 64bit

Hi: You need this driver... This package provides the driver for the NVIDIA nForce AR Chipset in the supported notebook models and operating systems.File name: sp37730.exe

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Well for some reason, this morning it all started.

Okay, so I load up the screen, and it says

"Windows Error Recovery"
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

And it has options for...
Launch Startup Repair
Start Windows



I tried the Launch Startup Repair, but it gets stuck at the screen, and nothing pops up. Theres just a mouse.

And if I hit Start Windows, it all goes well, but then after it starts windows, before I get to the login screen, it quickly flashes to a blue screen with text on it for a few milliseconds, and then just goes ALL the way back to the Windows Error Recovery.

Can I get some help here?
Thanks.

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 Laptop Fails to load Windows, and more

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Ipwnedx


Well for some reason, this morning it all started.

Okay, so I load up the screen, and it says

"Windows Error Recovery"
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

And it has options for...
Launch Startup Repair
Start Windows



I tried the Launch Startup Repair, but it gets stuck at the screen, and nothing pops up. Theres just a mouse.

And if I hit Start Windows, it all goes well, but then after it starts windows, before I get to the login screen, it quickly flashes to a blue screen with text on it for a few milliseconds, and then just goes ALL the way back to the Windows Error Recovery.

Can I get some help here?
Thanks.


I had the same problem as well... I was able to boot up in strictly safemode no networking and back up all my documents and then re-install windows. My restore points were not active so I couldn't go that path of attack to fix the problem. after the re install was finished and 1 round of update were done I continued to do the second round of updates from then it BSODed... luckily system restored worked this time and I am guessing one of the updates are affecting the compaq presario CQ60 models... this is very upsetting. I am also now setting up a Ubuntu partition and thinking I will use that primarily from now on... I hope my story can help you out or give someone an idea to help you out.

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Hi.  I'm trying to find out for my brother if his Compaq Presario CQ60-210US laptop, which is running  a  Vista 32-bit OS, can be upgraded to a 64-bit version/editon of Windows like 7, 8/8.1 or 10?   As stated, the laptop's OS is  Vista 32-bit and I think its Vista Home Premium, but I'm not sure.  It has 4GB of RAM which is the max for a 32-bit OS.   I realize that you cannot do an in-place upgrade from a 32-bit OS to a 64-bit OS and that a clean install will be necessary, but does anyone know if this laptop's hardware, BIOS etc. support 64-bit operating systems?  Thanks.

A:Does the Compaq Presario CQ60-210US laptop support Windows 7...

Hi, HP officially supports Windows Vista and Windows 7:      http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC-series/3837670/mode... Therefore very safe to upgrade to Windows 7. It won't support more than 4GB, no point to run 64bit OS      http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC-series/3837670/model/3860048/do... Regards.

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I was working on a customer's laptop, a Compaq CQ60, that refused to boot into windows and System Recovery disabled all recovery options except for Command Prompt.

On a hunch, after pressing Escape during BIOS boot, I selected HDD Test. The test ran and failed with "Replace Hard Drive." OK.. the laptop sat there for a few minutes and never did anything else, so I tried to get out of that screen. Nothing responded, so I just held the Power button to turn the computer off.

When I pressed Power again to turn the computer back on, the Power and Wireless LEDs comes on, the CD drive is accessed and then the HDD LED lights up for a second and goes out. The screen never comes up nor do the backlights.

I have tried hooking up an external monitor, but that never shows anything either.

I have tried taking the memory out, cleaning the contacts, putting them back in, swapping the modules around, booting with one or the other.... No effect.

I pulled the battery and the CMOS battery, unplugged AC and let it sit for a good half hour. I held the Power button for thirty seconds. Plugged the CMOS battery back in then the AC. Turned it on and still no go.

I cannot figure out WHAT could have happened!? Any other ideas? Thanks...
 

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Hi,
 
My significant other has been using a Presario CQ60 for a while now.  It was used frequently by her teenage boys and thus had a LOT of crap installed on it.  I have done what I could to clean up the number of applications and programs installed, but it seems to have been hopelessly infected with something.  Here is a list of the symptoms:
 
Long black screen during start-up
LONG start up time
heats up very quickly (even after I have removed all the dust from the fan and vents)
repeated desktop icon flashing while initializing.
LONG initializing time.
Seemingly excessive number of background processes running (from 75 -112 depending, most of them I do not recognize as system processes)
CPU usage spikes to 100% and stays at 100% while the fan is running at top speed when the only thing open is one browser streaming a netflix movie. (with 3 gigs of ram this should not peg the resources, but it does)
Streaming movies have long lag periods, and audio is commonly out of sync with video.
Wi-Fi traffic for any other device is slowed significantly when this laptop is running.
 
Currently using Avast anti-virus, and have done malware bytes scans.  Each has found a few minor things, but the problem seems to have gotten even worse after scanning and quarantining the infected files.
 
Where do I start, and what do i do.
All we really want this thing to do is check emails and play movies without sounding like it is going to explode. 
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A:Presario CQ60 headaches.ue

Personally, I would try a factory reset. This would take it back to the point of purchase. Any important files would have to backed up as these would be wiped in the reset. Any programs installed since purchase would have to be reinstalled. Was the OS updated from purchase? The original OS would be restored.
 
Tapping F11 at boot will take the computer to the factory restore wizard or you can do it inside of Windows if it is still there.This assumes the recovery partition is still available on the computer. Double clicking computer should show another driver called Recovery.
 
Even after doing the factory reset you may still have issues due to hardware problems. It seems like the computer is overheating and the only sure way to clear out the dust or find another cause is to disassemble the computer.

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

A:Presario CQ60 notebook

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I'm having trouble with my laptop. I bought it as it had a damaged screen and have since replaced it. However, I am still not getting any display (on screen or externally via VGA cable). I have since replaced the Motherboard but still no joy.  Anybody else experienced this? 

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I am looking for an updated driver for the Atheros AR5007 wireless LAN.  Specifically, I am hoping the update will support 5 GHZ capability.  This is not easy to locate.  I looked in the forum listings but the only driver noted for my laptop was not the same model as I have installed originally. Any idea of a source for a driver update?  Does this device support other than 2.4 GHZ frequencies?  Thanks.

A:Presario CQ60-211 DX laptop - need Atheros AR5007 802.11 b/g...

Hi: It is a hardware limitation. The card only works on the 2.4 GHz frequency. Anytime you see a wireless card with a model suffix that ends in b/g or b/g/n, that means it is a single band wireless card. 2.4/5.0 GHz wireless cards have model suffixes that end in a/b/g or a/b/g/n. This is the latest driver for that model wlan card if you are having issues connecting to the internet but you can connect to the network... This package contains the drivers for the supported Atheros Wireless LAN Adapters in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system. ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp54501-55000/sp54972.exe

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System disablet 06643Pls

A:Presario cq60 system disablet 06643

@Hero6978? Enter   vrw   or   jdpd

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Helping ouyt a friend !!!  A factory reset from the mapped D drive was performed on the above laptop and ended up after seconds with a bootmgr missing message. I have looked at the disc and it appears that all discs are empty now and have problems. There are no recovery discs or restore discs. She inherited this PC from her US boyfriend and cannot  remember whether this was a vist home or pro addition. The label underneath where i can thank fully see the product key codes is faded and I cannot see if which version of the Vista OS i need to get  or whether it is 32 or 64 bit.  I need any knowledge you have or best guess on whether the CQ60 NW156UA did come shipped with Vista home or Pro and where i can get a restore disc/usb from. HP do not seem to do any recovery packs for this here or in the US Help  

A:vista restore disc for presario cq60-420us

Hello @DJSadleruk, As per your unit specs, it was shipped with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit) Specs : https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01754909   HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you can check are: http://www.computersurgeons.com/ and http://www.restoredisks.com/    Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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then it may or may not scrool down on scrool bar o the sound last for a 1 min or 2min ,if i hit the esc botton it stop with in a few secound after that ,i have vista ,i reloaded it with my copy disks it did not help ,when it the PC warm up it work ok ,so when i shut it down and restart it will all ways do the  beeping sound ? i trier the taking the battery out  and doing the un plug and hold down the power botton for 15 secound s and plug in and hold down power botton again ,that work for a while ,but then it started acting up again

A:hp presario cq60 a loud beeping sound when truning on comput...

Hi Bikerider123, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read your thread on your Compaq Presario CQ60  Notebook and getting a blank or LED beeps on startup. Try performing a hard reset. Please note remove any and all USB devices, and remove memory cards from the card reader slot. Disconnect all non-essential devices. Here is a listing of blank screen LED error codes. Hope this is helpful. Thanks.

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Hi,
 
My significant other has been using a Presario CQ60 for a while now.  It was used frequently by her teenage boys and thus had a LOT of crap installed on it.  I have done what I could to clean up the number of applications and programs installed, but it seems to have been hopelessly infected with something.  Here is a list of the symptoms:
 
Long black screen during start-up
LONG start up time
heats up very quickly (even after I have removed all the dust from the fan and vents)
repeated desktop icon flashing while initializing.
LONG initializing time.
Seemingly excessive number of background processes running (from 75 -112 depending, most of them I do not recognize as system processes)
CPU usage spikes to 100% and stays at 100% while the fan is running at top speed when the only thing open is one browser streaming a netflix movie. (with 3 gigs of ram this should not peg the resources, but it does)
Streaming movies have long lag periods, and audio is commonly out of sync with video.
Wi-Fi traffic for any other device is slowed significantly when this laptop is running.
 
Currently using Avast anti-virus. I had a more computer literate friend work on it and "did some scans and stuff and fixed it..." but the problem seems to have gotten even worse after it was "fixed".
 
Where do I start, and what do i do.
All we really want this thing to do is check emails and play movies without it sounding like it is going to explode. 
I would appr... Read more

A:Presario CQ60 headaches, Win. Vista, 100% system usage all the time

Hello Terrien I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same",... Read more

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Hi people!!

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

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

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

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

Thanks!
 

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

A:Downgrading Compaq CQ60 to xp

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


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


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


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


Thanks for any help :)

A:Problems with my Compaq CQ60

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

Try these free tests:

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

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

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

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





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

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

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




this is the system

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

Version EVEREST v5.30.1900
Benchmark Module 2.4.273.0
Homepage
Report Type Report Wizard [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Computer NAT-PC
Generator nat
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 6.0.6002 (Vista RTM)
Date 2009-11-20
Time 09:41


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A:BSOD on Compaq CQ60

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

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

You are kidding? If not, replace the memory first
 

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i can't install winxp on compaq cq60-104tu notebook whenever i am going to install winxp on it it displays blue screen of death i think the problem with the bios or the ahci sata driver is not included in winxp please give me a solution i need to install win xp any way help tech guys

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

please healp me out

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

A:Compaq CQ60 boot Problem

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