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White "cover" on screen (compaq presario cq56)

Q: White "cover" on screen (compaq presario cq56)

Got a problem with a compaq presario CQ56, in that whenever I log on to my main profile, it will start normally, and the desktop and icons will appear for a second, after which all the icons disappear and a few seconds later, so does the background, leaving me with a blank white screen. All the programs seem to work fine though, just "underneath" the white screen, as when I ctrl+alt+del, it returns to how it should be untilI perform an action

So far I've tried restarts, full shutdowns, emergency shutdowns(battery removal), switching users back and forth just about everything from taking it apart, which I don't think needs to be done

Any and all help would be appreciated

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Preferred Solution: White "cover" on screen (compaq presario cq56)

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A: White "cover" on screen (compaq presario cq56)

If you can, try hooking the laptop to a computer monitor (should have a video input jack on the side somewhere) and booting the computer, then hitting FN until you get a picture on the monitor.

EDIT: I missed a few elements of the original post, sorry

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i need my bios administrator password for a compaq presario cQ56 after three attempts i get system disabled (69261666) error....please help with correct code

A:compaq presario CQ56 needs BIos administrator password CQ56

HI Try : 76149268

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ56-101SG which does not start anymore.I updated the BIOS from Version F.00 to F.18 which forces the device to reboot which went well. But after a shutdown the notebook does not start, it hangs with a blank screen, power LED and WiFi LED lit up and Caps Lock LED is blinking about 1x/sec. What I tried to recover:* Remove battery and AC adapter, press power button for about a minute and try to power up again with AC connect. --> Same bad state as before.* Press power button for 5 sec while no power connected (battery removed), reconnect AC, press [Win]+[B] while power button starts the system. --> Same bad state as before.* The same as before but this time with a 2GB USB thumb drive (FAT16 formatted, "HP_TOOLS" named, put "01604F06.BIN" - an older BIOS version binary - into root directory) connected to USB port. --> Same bad state as before. - Did I anything wrong when trying to recover the BIOS?- May the name of the BIOS file needs to be something else?- Is there anything else I can try to get the device up and running again? Kind regardsChristian 

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I've a friend's laptop here that is in dire straights.

It is a Compaq Presario V3000 running Windows XP Home edition. Beyond that I don't really have any information to post because I can't even get the thing to boot in Safe Mode.

A regular boot will anchor this thing in a Windows start up loop. It loads Windows then the blue sceen flashes with an error message and is too quick for me to read what it says .. then it starts back to loading Windows .. insert vicious circle here.

A safe mode boot will get me to the "Windows is starting up" screen, but no further. It sticks there.

Anyone have a suggestion?

A:Compaq Presario V3000 - Win XP Home - can't even boot up in "Safe Mode"

I went in and disabled the "auto restart" function and have nailed down the BSOD error message.

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

Maybe this will help pinpoint the problem?

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I have a Compaq Presario Laptop which came with HP Total Care installed. As I felt it was slowing down Computer, I decided to uninstall it. It now does not appear on Programmes or on Control Panel, but I still get notices that HP Total care is active in my computer. How do I completely remove it? Allan.
 

A:Solved: Removal of "HP Total Care" from Compaq Presario Laptop.

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I'm doing a clean format to Compaq presario c700. It restarts after the "starting windows" appeared while installing windows 7 ultimate. before restarting a black screen and a mouse cursor appears briefly and it will restart...

What will I do to resolve my problem??? and the laptop has no OS, when I boot it normally " ntldr is missing " shows...

hope you'll help me... Thanks in advance...

A:Compaq presario c700 restarts after the "starting windows" appeared

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I can't seem to find the system drivers Windows 7 for "Compaq CQ40-517TU" I mean the chipset,audio,video and important drivers. I already look for drivers on HP sites but only HP bundled drivers are available. There is no drivers for system. Need help.

Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario CQ40-517TU Notebook PC | HP? Support

Compaq Presario CQ40-500 Notebook PC series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

A:Can't find "Compaq Presario CQ40-517TU" Drivers :(

Not sure how old this machine is, if no longer supported by manufacturer have you tried looking for vista drivers

I just followed your link and selected vista 32 bit and they are all there

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Compaq Presario 700US Keyboard "missing" keys (PN: 254114-001)

Hi,

Short version: Some keys (Lower case), same and other keys (upper case) no longer work. Dos, Bios or WIndows same results.

My question is this: When the notebook keyboard fails, will replacing the key board generally solve the problem?

Or is the problem possibly tied to ASCII decoder chip function (internal to motherboard)?

Long Version:
Historically, last year I spilled about 4 ounces of Red Wine into the "pass through" keyboard (passes through keyboard to internals). I managed to rinse out most of it after getting pointers to the IPB for the Presario. The only residual problem was a hesitant "space" bar key.

Recently, while entertaining a young grandchild, I managed to spill about 1/2 ounce of coffee (cream and sugar) into the keyboard. I whipped that baby apart, rinsed out the keyboard with distilled water. However, after everything dried out, I noticed new failures of keys, but in a pattern (or sorts).

The B and N keys (Uc & Lc) both fail. Also the "return" (cr) key. Also 3rd from left of the B "shift" C and 3rd from right of N, "Shift" <. Also the 2,3,4, and 5 key. Left Shift key is also non-functional. "Arrow up and Arrow down" also fail.

Most of the other keys work just fine.

The logic of this "pattern" may be simply mechanical or some hierarcy of 2 as defined in the ascii tables (or don't they use th... Read more

A:Compaq Presario 700US Keyboard "missing" keys

Followup: Good news Bought good-used keyboard off eBay for $25.00 and it now works just fine!!

Bob
 

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When I turned on my laptop this evening, it would not boot up.  I got a message to press the esc button, but when I did that nothing happened.  This happened once before last year, and I was told that the f12 light was red so it was locked up.  How do I unlock the computer so I can use it.  It has Windows 10 Pro installed on it, and works fine normally.  Could someone tell me what the procedure is to get the laptop to boot up now?  Thankyou!!!

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Trying to do a factory reset, says I need an administrator password, im the only one, with no password... NEED to do factory reset.

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good day all,
 
for christmas yesterday i recieved a replacement laptop as a gift it is a compaq presario cq56 and it works great my only problem is that my media player key on my left side of my keyboard runs cyberdvd player, i removed this and installed vlc as i prefer that for my media viewing and now i am unable to run my media player through the keyboard shortcuts.
 
i have set file associations inside vlc
i have tried to set vlc as my default program using the default programs and features menu but couldnt find vlc player only options were current, windows media centre and windows media player, selecting either of the windows options and clicking on ok resulted in the option being reset to my current one
i cant seem to find a program installed on the machine that allows me to customize my keyboard shortcuts but the laptop was preowned but reconditioned, i have searched for a program but i can not find one for my opearating system (windows 7 home preimum)
there isnt a option to configure the shortcuts in the keyboard section of control panel
and as a last resort i tried to change the fill association that is in the registry location relating to the appkey (the value is 16 and the default file association was .CDA i changed this to .mp3 hoping that that would allow me to load vlc player as default but it didnt work)
i attempted to set the vlc media player shortcut on the desktop to the media key but it wouldnt allow it, windows refused to change the box from non... Read more

A:compaq presario cq56 keyboard shortcut help please

See this HP thread. You want to change the registry key shown to the path for VLC.
 
Cyberlink PowerDVD/Mediasmart Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\MobilePc\HotStartButtons\2  "Application" = "C:\Program File(x86)\Cyberlink\PowerDVD9\PowerDVD9.exe"; Change the string value "C:\Program File(x86)\Cyberlink\PowerDVD9\PowerDVD9.exe"
 

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Hopefully I posted in the right section. But anyways I will be as detailed as possible. Currently I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 115dx running Wins7 out of factory. One day I was using my computer perfectly fine, everything normal and running great. I decide to close the lid to put it to sleep.

I come back later to find that it didn't actually sleep and was just stuck there. This has happened before and I would just turn off the computer and it would be fine. But recently I did and it is now stuck at bootup. The caps locks blinks 1 time, which corresponds to CPU not functioning I believe. I reseated harddrive and ram, didn't do much.

Then randomly as I am trying to get it to boot by turning it on and off, waited a few and it booted up normally. Perfect. Then I decided to shut it down instead of putting it to sleep just to find later when trying to get on, its back to the problem.

Any help would be appreciated on how to prevent this without any major repair work.
 

A:Solved: Compaq Presario CQ56 problem

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I intend to upgrade my laptop. Need to verify the cpu i found online will work with existing motherboard and if it does what bios upgrade will I need. I also would like to upgrade my wifi adapter. Need to know if the one I found online will work and what drivers to download from your site.
 
HP Compaq Presario CQ56 (Purchased in 2011)Model: CQ56-115DXSerial:[Personal Information Removed]Product: XG809UA#ABA
 
CURRENT SETUP (same as factory except for HDD)OS          Widows 7 sp1 Home PremiumMB          Hewlett-Packard 1604 88.17Chip         ATI? RS880M / Southbridge - SB820BIOS       HP F.18 04/18/2011CPU        AMD V Series V140 Single Core, Socket S1, 2.3GHz, 1.6GHz Bus, .512MB L2Mem       2GB 1333mhz DDR3HDD       Seagate MomentusXT 750GB 7200RPM SATANET        Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n 1x1 WiFi adapter 605560-005
 
INTENDED UPGRADEBIOS       (Not sure, HP F.18, 4.07M  05/03/2011 upgrade is recommended on your site for this laptop but probably not if I am going to a dual core cpu)CPU         AMD Phenom II N660 Dual Core, Socket S1, 3GHz, 1.8GHz Bus, .2MB L2Mem      &n... Read more

A:Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX CPU upgrade

Nevermind! After reading a bit futher information on product manufactures sites and HP site I found all the answers. The motherboard does support the AMD Phenom II N660 Dual-Core Mobile (HMN660DCR23GM) and has been tested and benchmarked. The HP F.18, 4.07M  05/03/2011 BIOS update will be fine as far as I can tell from reading. The Broadcom Mini PCIe card BCM4313 802.11n with Bluetooth is supported on the motherboard and the drivers are listed on my product page. Sooo, wish me luck!!

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How do I wipe & reboot my notebook. Just got back from ex friend & want to upgrade & use for myself ??

A:Compaq presario CQ56 115DX NOTEBOOK

If you are lucky the original recovery partition is still intact see the tutorial here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01867418 If the HP recovery does not work you would have to get your hands on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM disk or a copy of the HP restore disk set for your computer. HP no longer offers it but you can perhaps get it from 3rd party vendors. www.computersurgeons.com www.restoredisks.com What upgrades had you thought about doing? 

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As the title states, I have a cq56-219wm. The LED code leads me to believe that the cpu has died. However, I have already replaced it with a new one and still am getting the same code with no boot up. I have tried the power reset by holding the power button for one minute and still nothing. The fans are functional as well. My question is, what would the next step be for this laptop repair and will it be worth it on a 2 year old machine? Thanks in advance.

A:Compaq Presario CQ56-219WM No Boot

Unless you can find something not connected back correctly (few will repair a laptop's hardware due to fragility) then I'd RMA the CPU to try another one. If the LED blinking code is consistent they should take it as proof it is not working and replace it.

Most new hardware has a year's tech support so you might even get them to help you go over it in advance of an RMA, which is the best way to set one up anyway.

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Hi, everyone I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 and it Gets really Hot on the lift side would that miss up my laptop if it gets to hot, Iv been using a fan that's I just point to it and that cools it down but some times it still gets really hot and this is the only computer I have right now, What should I do, thanks four your time.
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ56 Gets realy Hot on the lift side is this bad?

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I was doing a factory reset  about 3 seconds into it a hacker  did something at that moment  the screen went black with a message no operating system is on it  I  started it again pushing the f11 key   memory test passed hard disk passed  I tested it again pushing esc until it gave me a new test one that did the whole disk test  half way through it it stopped and said  hard disk 1full (305). What can I do how to fix this   and  am wireless   the hacker has stayed with me for 10 years  now 

A:Compaq Presario CQ56 -1150 from windows 7 to 10 XG809UA

Hello Hard Disk 1 Full (305) Hi, The 305 error would indicate that your Hard Drive is failing and will need to be replaced. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced and get a set of recovery disk from HP , this would resolve the issue, its not the hacker, its the hdd that is failing because of which you got black screen #hpexpertday




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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Hey, this is me using my usual Compaq Presario 110US notebook here. I have been searching everywhere for how to turn on the internal webcam. I see lots of posts & specs that say the computer has a built-in webcam, I just can't figure out how to turn it on . A little help?
 

A:Webcam activation for Compaq Presario CQ56 110US?

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I need to change the boot order of my computer and boot it to the usb drive It ask me for an administrator password I don't have and now it says system disabled Key: 58008731   Please help













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A:Compaq Presario cq56 need to disarm the administrator passwo...

When prompted for password try 47960317

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Hi I already did a cooling overhaul with this laptop I vacuum, dusted, cleaned heatsink and fan assembly, replaced thermal paste with artic mx4 paste and as of right now typing from laptop with a laptop cooler underneath laptop to drop temps.  I figured out the issue with my laptop and its cooling related the problem i have is instead of replacing the fan and heatsink assembly what are alternatives to getting this laptop to under safe operating  tempertaure requirements to 40*C to 50*??? Are there any heatsink and stronger fan assembly's that will fit with this model laptop????? What would u recommend to help aiding in cooling to drop temps to safer working operation?

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Forgt the bios password to my presario CQ56 LAPTOP the errcode is 59091082 please help

A:forgot bios password's compaq presario CQ56

@n8kdg Please enter     46999004 Regards

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My friends laptop started bringing up a password that she never set on boot up.  if you imput the wrong password 3 times it gives the code62050514.  She never set up this password.  What do I do to remove this password.  

A:Power up password on Compaq presario CQ56, how do i remove i...

Hi: Please read the first post at the link below for what to do with the system disabled (halt) code you received from the PC. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Sy??????????????????????????????????????????????????...

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Notebook PC and lately I have been having problems with the computer. When I turn it on the screen is blank, and it seems like it doesn't log into Windows (because when it goes into Windows it usually makes the welcome noise) the Capslock light flashes, the CD drive works, the wireless light is red, on the left side in one of the USB ports it has a small light that flickers a bit and then stops after I turn on the computer. The laptop battery works, the AC adapter works (the light where the adapter connects to turns on when I connect it), I tried doing the thing where you take out the battery and disconnect the adapter and turn on the So everything works except the screen is blank, I connected another monitor to see if it's the GPU that's bad or my laptop's monitor, but my other computer's monitor doesn't detect anything which leads me to believe it's not my laptop's screen but something else. Here's the other thing though sometimes when I turn on the laptop the screen does show up and everything goes in like normal (the orange screen with the COMPAQ logo comes up, the Windows logo, etc...) but when I turn it off and then try to turn it back again the screen is blank, and I turn it off and on again several times until the computer decides to work normally. Right now I'm in my CQ56-115DX Notebook PC and I haven't really done anything to it and I am afraid to turn it off again because I feel like it's not going to work anymore (especially sin... Read more

A:Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Notebook PC turns on but it won't...

Hello Vault, You said something about the Caps lock light blinking. I would request you to tell me the patern of those blinks.  RegardsMathewT




**Click on the KUDOS Star on the left to say "thanks" for helping!****Please Mark a Reply "Accept As Solution" if this has resolved your issue.**I Work On Behalf Of HP

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX  that says it needs a Power On Password.  I've tried bios reset it, but can't find a battery.  It comes up with Key: 51689373?  Anyone have any idea's?  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!  Thanks so much!!

A:Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Power On Password

 Hi, Enter: 44781975

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Helping out a friend with a cpu he havent used i a long time, but I dont know what to do here. When i boot it up it tells me to: enter administrator password or power on password If i dont get it right within 3 times i get this: 61875549 system disabled











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A:Compaq Presario CQ56 Laptop. Admin/power up PW. 61875549 sys...

Hi, Enter  74753589 Regards, DP-K

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I am attempting to replace, not upgrade, the wireless card from my Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX notebook. It seems that the only place to put the white antenna is in the same hole where the screw goes, which doesn't work. What am I doing incorrectly? Please inform step by step. Thanks so much.
 

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My compaq presario cq56 laptop has been connected, via wireless, to our home broadband network for ages, but suddenly it's not working. A yellow triangle with an exclamation mark has appeared over the bars of the internet symbol in the system tray, and it tells me it's connected, but that there's no internet access.
All the other computers on the network are fine (one laptop, connected wirelessly,. and a desktop connected via cable). I have called TalkTalk and they have checked the connection, concluding that its fine. I have also been in contact with the manufacturer of our router (Belkin). After changing lots of settings around, they told me it must be an issue with the network adapter (?) on my laptop. I can't actually find any support from Compaq/HP themselves. Please help!!

A:Compaq Presario CQ56 is connected to network, but has 'no internet access'

Look under device manager to see if there's any yellow exclamation marks.
From the command prompt run ipconfig /all then post results.

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Hi, my moms computer was infected with The FBI Ransomware Virus. She asked me to help but I dont know what to do. I read your help for other people, only her computer runs on Windows XP and its a Compaq Presario so I might need different instructions. The computer was poorly maintained and it is very possible that the computer has multiple viruses or issues.  Please help! 

A:FBI Ransomware removal help needed - White screen, Compaq presario, windows xp

are you able to boot into safe mode?

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Hi Guys. I'm new to this so, sorry if i post it wrong?

Well, Last night, my laptop totally froze. No mouse movement. Screen froze. Everything. The only way to get round this was to disconnect any power to the laptop and remove the battery. That solved my 1st Problem. However, once i tried to reboot the system, All i got was a black screen with flashing Caps lock light OR in some cases it begins to start up however, at the ''Starting Windows screen'' It goes black and stays black.

Erm, i really love my laptop so if anyone has any suggestions to fix this.. or if i've posted it in the wrong section i apologize i just need a fix :(

-samiexx

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

A:COMPAQ PRESARIO COVER

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

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Hi all

Ill cut to the chase.

What I am asking is someway of turning the Entire Windows Desktop/Screen "Black and White" not simply High Contrast.

I am one of those unfortunate ones, like many, that suffer from quite severe migraines from time to time. Couple this with frequent headaches, sometimes daily. This obviously isnt helped by the fact that my hobby and career are both in IT. I have tried every possible solution to alleviate the headaches. Lay off certain foods, make sure to have a balanced diet. Turn off any strong lighting around my computer screen, remove any strong colours from the desktop etc......

Windows XP / Vista have tried to address this issue with the accessibility wizard, where you can select the High Contrast Options to take any strong colours off the screen. Unfortunately this still doesnt get rid of everything.

When you make any major changes or "logoff" in XP/Vista, the screen fades to "black and white" for a short period. If you know what I am on about, thats the effect I am after.

More than likely a black and white layer is laid over the desktop to create this effect, unfortunately you would not be able to access anything underneath.

I need a fully functional XP machine in complete black and white.

On old CRT monitors you were able to remove the colour, making the screen B&W, but with alot of LCD screens this function is not available.

If anyone has any ideas, you would be helping so many people.

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A:Turning the Windows Desktop completely "Black and White" not just "High Contrast"

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Hi There,

I've been having major problems with my laptop over the last few weeks, it constantly is running extremely slowly, and the CPU and Physical Memory are both running at high percentages (right now
at around 75% each) - I've running the Hijack this log (below), any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in Advance

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:48:09, on 06/02/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportService.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpWareSE4.exe
C:\Windows\vsnpstd3.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
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I took my notebook to Bestbuy last week because it was greatly overheating... it was going as hot as 82 degrees celcius. A few months after purchasing this laptop, my screen began to have this faint mark on it, which almost looked like dust was stuck inside the screen, scattered inside a 1cm circle on the top-center of my screen. It is very faint and can only be seen when I tilt my screen, but it's very visible when in the dark. Over the months, it grew larger and now it's almost an inch large. I figure its due to the overheating, so I decided to send it into Best Buy with only 5 months left on my warranty.

Anyways, I got the call of Friday that it was ready to be picked up, so I drove down there yesterday and the screen wasn't replaced and the mark was still there. They Geeksquad guy told me they won't replace it because its what they call a "white spot" which is created from me banging my finger or an object into that part of the screen. I never touch my screen and nor does it make any sense it can be this "white spot" because it's just getting bigger.

What should I do? Is Bestbuy right, or are they trying to just get out of a repair? Have any of you had a similar issue with your screen?
 

A:Notebook screen "white spot"? huh? Bestbuy's messing with me, I think.

If you know you have honestly never touched the screen go back and tell them what you told us here. You never touched it and it got worse. Tell them you have warranty left and you want the laptop fixed. If they start making up excuses and such just say something like this...

Warranty is for Defective products which this is & was not caused my myself so I would like this fixed under warranty or I'm going to get head office involved and so on.

Just dont start yelling at them because then you will get no where.
 

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My sister (in a distant city) got a new computer running XP called me. Her kids got into the computer and now the screen is black except for a white stripe along the top withe words written there, "out of range."

No mouse control and no cursur.

Any ideas on how to fix?

Thanks, shortcut
 

A:Black screen except for white strip reading "out of range"

The out of range error is usually generated by the computers memory having problems. try taking the cover off the pc and re-seating the memory. If you can get a memory diagnostic tool off the net somewhere use it. The other guys who post here may be able to tell you of a good one.
 

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Very odd problem. I was looking at website: wiki.ffxiclopedia.org I am usingthe newest IE, and OS is Windows 7.

The site was working fine. I went to search for something an it broght me to a white screen that had text in the upper left hand. The text said "Too much of something"

Thats it.

I thought the website was hacked or crashing, so i tried to do the same on a differen computer. The site worked fine on a different computer. The site also works fin on the computer with the problem if i enter through "InPrivate"

I rebooted the computer and still get the same problem, I find this odd because it works with in private filter, but not the normal way.

All other sites work.

I am running a full scan for malware and viruses now.

Any thoughts on what is going on, I can't find anything through internet searches on this.
 

A:Solved: Problem: "Too much of something" is written at top left of a white screen

i just had this same problem ... to fix it i just deleted ALL my browsing history, including favorites website data. hope this helps
 

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Hi,

Have read the instructions at: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions tried to download the SF_Diagnostic_Tool, but it seemed to hang. There are several enquiry posts on that thread which have not been addressed I also noticed. I do not know which other 'configure dump file settings' will be likely to shed some light on my crashes.

My dual core 32 bit, Windows 7 Home Premium (4GB Ram) which I upgraded to several years ago - away from Vista - is now crashing on a regular basis, at least once a day. I get the following.

"STOP: 0x000000F4" blue screen with white script.

The pc will restart after about 10-20 minutes if I let it stand. The full blue screen crash seems to happen when I have one or several browsers open. Activities will suddenly freeze, the clock will stop, the mouse become unresponsive, then a complete freeze, then after about 30 seconds, blue screen.


Is there a pc log to tell me what is going wrong & how I can correct whatever it is that is causing these crashes please? The crashes are becoming more frequent over the last 3 months or so.

For the record, my Windows 7 is now less stable than Vista was, crashes more often, crashes playing music (wav), crashes playing videos (Power DVD), and blue screen crashes when I surf the Internet.

I am pretty sure Win7 compiles some form of "crash dump" record before it restarts. Please specify or kindly suggest which crash recording module will tell me what is happening here?... Read more

A:Multiple crashing - "STOP: 0x000000F4", blue screen with white script.

If you need to let machine stand before it will reboot then probably be an overheating issue have you checked/been monitoring temperatures at all

Have a look in C:\Windows\Minidump for any dump files generated
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD you want method 2 step 2 IMO (its easiest)

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Thanks,
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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i want make a dvd disk for my compaq recovery, but it always shows "this is not a blank disk, please insert a blank dvd?". wut should i do to get a recovery dvd? (i have updated my drive, but nothing useful. i have tested my burner with nero, it works fine.)
 

A:"compaq Recovery Cd/dvd Creator"!!! why it always shows "this is not a blank disk"?

plz help!!!
 

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Hi guys I've been having a problem with my laptop screen. Whenever I turn it on it starts with a black lit up screen but whenever it turns on all it shows is a black screen with random colored flickering lines horizontally across the screen.

A:Presario cq56 screen glitching

Hook it to an external monitor and see if you get the same thing. It's either a bad motherboard or a bad screen panel. 

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I keep getting a full screen "Compaq Reminder" to make recvoery disks, which has already been done. This message originates in a HP file, HPTCS. Before I delete this file I would like to know if I will screw up anything else. Other PC's are afflicted with this, so I hope that I can get some help here. TIA, Dick Mahar.
This began to happen recently. Although the PC has been in use for about 3 years.All upgrades are complete.
Win 7 , 64bit, otherwise no problems.

A:"Compaq Reminder" full screen message

Try turning off the reminder.

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Preventing Reminder Messages from Opening in Windows 7 - c02029676 - HP Business Support Center

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Hi all,
I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 64-Bit (Windows 7 Home Premium) laptop that I bought before the summer, today a Windows Update has given me an Acer display update published on the 28/12/2011. I thought because I had my vga cable plugged into the TV Windows Update may have become confused but despite checking for updates again it still appears there as optional.

AMD/ATI is recognized by Windows and Windows Update and there had already been a display driver update not so long ago, so I cannnot understand why I'm receiving an update for the wrong machine?

A:Acer - Display - ACER S271HL update on Compaq Presario CQ56 64-Bit

Not actually for AMD/ATI almost monthly you can see a newer update become available and that's why you will see one listed as an optional hardware update for the integrated graphic chips on the laptop.

Since Windows detects the tv you are using as an external monitor that also becomes a detected hardware. If that happens to be an Acer brand tv that would explain why that particular update came about.

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My screen has columns which are not viewable. There is about an inch of viewable clear space, followed by a garbled column about an inch wide, then another inch of good viewable space, then another inch of a garbled column, and so on all the way across the screen from left to right. It looks like a grid of vertical blind columns. I can drap a window left and right and the contents of the window are viewable as I move it left and right. I hope I'm making sense here. I'm not sure if this is a hardware issue or if i have a display setting wrong.
 

A:Compaq EVO screen has "blank" columns

It sounds like a damaged LCD Panel... Was the EVO dropped or sat on?
 

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Using Windows XP here, and this is happening more and more frequently: I click on a web link, or "Next" on a message board or website, and get a blank white screen with "Done" at the bottom left. Sometimes it seems a bit more promising, as along with the blank white screen there's the blue bar creeping (or seeming to stop) along the slot at the bottom left beside the words "Web site found. Waiting for ...". If I wait it out it'll take three or four minutes before the site comes up, but many times the screen stays blank and the word "Done" appears again. I can start over and usually get what I want, but this is annoying. Please, might there be a reason for this happening that could be fixed?

Miz
 

A:Blank white screen that says it's "Done"

Do you keep up with routine maintenance on your computer?

If you use another account on your computer do you get the same results?

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Basic Computer Maintenance
http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html

Basic computer maintenance everyone should do
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=106650

Slow Computer Checklist
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic44694.html

Slow Computer? Check here first; it may not be malware
http://www.castlecops.com/t175258-Slow_Computer_Check_here_first_it_may_not_be_malware.html
 

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I just recently bought this pre-assembled PC, a HP Pavilion I think, not even 2 months ago, and about 2 weeks after purchasing it the screen starts to go white and sometimes has lines through the screen. Also, when it does this it freezes irrevocably and remains white. I have had Norton Anti Virus and Spy Sweeper ever since the day I brought it home and use them often. I also have tried defragging and I still have this issue. On top of everything else, there seems to be no pattern to follow. So if you can give me some help, that would be great.
 

A:The dreaded "white screen"

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My Hp pavilliin g7 series laptop running windows 7 home starts up with white screen and no beeps or sounds . Started freezing on Hp logo screen last week only sometimes. Id turn off and it would work on second try. About a year and a half ago I used laptop to preview windows 8. And after I reinstalled windows 7 it has been acting funny. Ie freezing and louder fan noise. I did recently update the bios and a pci device driver that never installed. But now it has white screen this morning. I shut off and powered up and still white.
I took off battery and pressed power for 10 sec plugged back in and still white. Still no noise.
Any ideas?
 

A:HP G7 17" screen starts up white and stays white

Try attaching an external monitor and notice what it displays...
 

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I have a nearly 2 year old Compaq CQ56 laptop that has just quit working. I had been on for awhile, put the laptop down, did some errands without turning off the laptop. When I did come back to it the screen was black (as is usual) but wiggling mouse of tapping enter did not bring the screen up. I tried to start several times then took it to my neighbor to look at. He is a cash register programer and is decent with Windows. He hooked the laptop to an old monitor and it did nothing. Next he took the battery out, waited a few minutes, put battery back and voila... working laotop! I was estatic! It worked fine the rest of the night but when I tried to boot today it had the black screen again. Googled "CQ56 has black screen, doesn't boot, flashing cap lock" and found some repair tips. Did a "hard start" removed and changed around memory sticks, still no laptop. Found a "BIOS reset" tip here and tried that. Still nothing... and I really need this thing to work.
Screen has NO activity, on/off button lights, cap lock button blinks on - off... no pattern, Lan button comes on. I can hear a whirring sound like it is booting and you can hear a soft running noise so something is coming on. I have no idea what is going on. Has anyone had this problem or know how to fix it?
Thanks,
Jan
 

A:Compaq CQ56 has black screen... won't boot... please help!

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