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Compaq Presario problems PLZ HELP!

Q: Compaq Presario problems PLZ HELP!

I have the best luck with computers ever. My brother wanted me to format his oldschool compaq presario 5000 computer so I formatted with the win XP setup disk, when I went to restart to start installing windows after the format it takes me to a blank screen that reads:
"Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1) NTLDR: couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)"

I have booted with floppy and fdisk, fdisk /mbr, formatted about a million times using FAT and NTFS file systems, I have deleted all partitions, did everythinig I can think of.

Does anyone have any idea of how I might solve this and install windows? I know the HDD isn't shot because I can put it in my other comp and actually do a full win install, but when I place it back in the compaq, it brings me to the same error screen.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.

one more thing, I am kinda a n00b at this sorta stuff so any ideas please give me the *hold my hand* explination and guide me what to do with step by step instructions, thanks again guys!

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A: Compaq Presario problems PLZ HELP!

Check in your BIOS and make sure you have the right HDD displayed. It would be best to set it to auto. Also you could try setting the BIOS back to the default values.

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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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Got a compaq presario 3060 US. Operating system XP Pro. ATI Radeon Graphics and Soundmax sound card. Plugged head phones into it and sound stopped working with or without headphones plugged in. Reloaded XP Pro Now no sound at all. JBL speakers. Any ideas or similar experiences?
 

A:Problems with Compaq Presario

If you've done a fresh install of Windows XP Professional you will need to also install the audio drivers.

They're available from the support section of Compaq's website. Head to the support area and enter your model details to be shown the correct drivers.
 

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I bought this computer... stupidly i might add... from an unnamed (because i used to work there and recommend their business) rent to own store. For the run of the mill daily family pc it had been great! Now... when i bought this pc i ran the VISTA (<--- still leaves a bad taste in my mouth!!) home basic Operating system that came on it out of the box. After upgrading the 512MB of ram to 2GB and discovering vistas ram hungry method of operation... i chose like many others to downgrade to a more stable and familiar windows xp. I of course had friends that hooked me up with XP Black, Im sure you've heard of it by now. That runs on XP pro platform and ran great with the exception of the initial gathering drivers that seemed to not be available for my pc.

As i Discovered through this adventure, my computer had been built with just enough snuff to run basic vista... uuhhhgg. Also i learned that this pc's motherboard (very simular to an asus) needed vista compatible drivers as the hardware from hp was designed for this VISTA computer. I'm not happy with hp for such attempts to hinder the "shade tree" Geeks. for stated events i had to replace the cd/rw-dvd rom combo drive because that was one driver that was unavailable, PERIOD.

Now... I had a HDD error and i slapped this drive in off an E machines pc with xp home on it. i have done nuthing really except clean the drive of malicious software and install a few drivers for my Compaq. now comes the Curren... Read more

A:Compaq Presario SR2168hm problems!!

I don't know if this is something that we can assist you with. If I read everything correctly,the system was running XP black, which is a pirated copy of WinXP. Now, currently you are running the machine fromn a Emachine HDD (with XPHome preinstalled) and that is also a form of piracy since you are breaking the OEM license agreement.
 

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Hi all,

I recently began playing games again on my home pc (Compaq Presario 5660au: Windows XP, GeForce 2 (64mb), 256mb Ram, P4 1.9, 250W PSU), but noticed that every few minutes any game (including old games that used to work fine such as Castle Wolfenstien) would lag real slow and the sound would do the same, but not the music. These games were all played single player so its not a network issue. After about 10 seconds it would come good and then do it again a few minutes later, very frustrating. So here's what i did:

1. Upgraded Ram (256-->1024), which didnt help the problem (although notepad now flies on this machine)
2. Upgraded the video card from a Nvidia GeForce 2 (64mb) Compaq consumer to a Gigabyte ATI Radeon 9600 (128mb). And the graphics look so much better in any game, but still the same lagging problem as with the old setup.
These are in no particular order:
3. Tried Updating the Bios (and tried changing all the settings in bios - although compaq bios is extremely limited)
4. Changed every setting for the ATI Card to low
5. Upgraded to the latest drivers (and tried the omega drivers) - whilst uninstalling the previous ones
5. Changed every in game setting to low
6. Disabled / Enabled the sound card
7. Reformatted the HDD
8. Defragmented the HDD
9. Changed the ATI setting from 2x AGP to 4x AGP (supported by this system)
10. Probably some more that i cant remember right now

If anyone has any suggestions please help!

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A:Video Lag problems with a Compaq Presario

Tugz,

I'd have to guess that every few minutes some resource hog application is monopolizing a big slice of your PC.

If you are playing these games offline, then use CTL-ALT-DEL and END all the apps that you can't justify running including Virus, firewall, etc. Disconnect from the net, and play for a while. See if you still get the periodic lagging. If yes, comeback with a list of the processes that you left running. If no, then one of the ones you killed is the culprit.

Experiment with them by removing them one at a time with game play in between to test out the effect of removal until you find the bad-boy.
 

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I have just installed a fresh Windows XP SP2 on my Compaq Presario Desktop.

I need to download the video drivers, sounds drivers, etc.

The video card is the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Graphics Card. The corresponding driver on the HP site is
sp26629.

The download and extraction works fine. However, it then keeps failing with the following error.

You must be logged on as an administrator to install this update. Update has been cancelled. (9999).

There have been several postings of this nature on the web.
Ok, I have logged in as administrator (yes, I do have admin privileges), my PC has no virus, I've cleaned up the registry with TweakNowRegCleaner, and my PC has no spyware.

What else can I try?

Thanks,

A:Compaq Presario Update Problems

I've seen this problem with the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 quite a bit. There's no easy fix for it that we've found at work although we usually manage to force an install after a couple of days of trying different drivers. Maybe try the drivers from the ATI website rather than the Compaq drivers?

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I am using a previously owned Presario SR1901WM and was having boot up problems. The computer would turn on go to the Compaq splash screen with function options then proceed to a black screen with a blinking cursor. After that it would just go completely black then pop up to the Compaq screen and repeat this cycle. So I arnt looking for some online help and the HP site told me to unplug my "IDE" cables. And being the complete techtard I am, I unpluged the power cables as well. Now I have plugged them back in, put the panel back on, and when I push the power button nothing happens. I think I really f*ed somthing up. PLEASE HELP!!
-TIA,
Jacob
 

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I have a Presario 4824 and it powers up sometimes and sometimes it don't. I checked all the connections, everything appears fine. I replaced the Cmos battery and still nothing. I did notice it would power up without the battery and when I tried after installing the battery, no power. I would just replace the pc, but we use it at the Battered Women's Shelter to teach them new skills and there is not enough money in the budget to replace it. Any suggestions?
 

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I actually have dual OS for my Compaq Presario C793TU. First OS is Vista and the other is XP. I did that because my audio and webcam only work in Vista but most programs that I like using (including games) work best in XP. I'd like to use XP but I have problems with my webcam and audio so I'm wondering what's the problem with XP in Compaq Presario C793TU?

I also don't want to keep using Vista anymore.

A:Hi, I have problems with my XP in Compaq Presario C793TU

Try these


http://www.laptops-drivers.com/compa...p-drivers.html

http://www.jayceooi.com/2008/04/15/h...ows-xp-driver/

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I am running Vista, suddenly my keyboard has shut down and no keys at all will work, i can use the on screen keyboard to log on etc. Is this a software or hardware problem ? Has anyone heard of anything similar?
Many Thanks
Paul

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Hi guys. Have a quick question.
My Compaq Presario f500, will NOT pick up a driver.
It was windows Vista, then I put on xp pro.
Files and drivers did not pick up. Alot of googleing, I did get some the drivers for alot of them.
Then I flip the machine over, where is say Service tag. I got a F551AU MODEL. tried that but still can not get a driver for UNKNOW.
In the device manager
Under Other Device these a UNKNOWN DEVICE.
The wifi works fine. In fack I'm using the wifi now.
In the device manager
Two(2) item under network adapter
Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
&
NVIDIA nForce networking controller
Both are working.

I Have a feeling it had something to do with th Ethernet connection.

Thank guy and gals.
 

A:Compaq Presario F551AU to XP Pro problems

These are all the drivers required only for Xp:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=3376466&lang=en
Windows should pick up the rest.

Unless you have something plugged into your computer
 

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I recently bought a Compaq Presario 2100 laptop and I bought a 512 MB of RAM. The RAM I bought was PNY DDR333 Optima Memory and I checked with the manufacturer and it is completely compatible with my laptop. I tried to install the memory and when I went to boot up my computer a screen popped up saying that Windows failed to load. Is there a certain spot I need to put the new memory in because there are two slots. The original RAM is 256 MB. If anyone can help that would be awesome!!!
 

A:Problems Installing RAM in Compaq Presario Laptop

Are the slots any different from eachother?

Regards,

Korrupt
 

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This computer has an ESS 1869 Audio Drive sound device installed and with the latest drivers. It originally came with Windows 95, but was upgraded to Windows 98SE a couple of years ago.

The problem seems to be with the Volume Control master slider returning to the "down" position when you close it. When the Volume Control is kept open and the master slider is kept in the "up" position, it will play sound very briefly and then fade out until you can just barely hear it.

I have checked all the Volume Control and Multimedia settings, have run the DirectX 9.0 dxdiag.exe tool, and have even even changed speakers, but I cannot resolve the problem.

I would really appreciate some assistance in this matter.

[email protected]
 

A:Sound Problems With Compaq Presario 5030

you can try uninstalling your sound drivers in device manager, then reboot and have windows install the sound drivers again.

If that doesn't fix the problem, I suspect you have some audio software that is controlling your sound. For instance, I had a customer once that had multiple media players installed such as Real Player, Winamp, MusicMatch. If they are all trying to access your sound files, there could be a conflict. Try uninstalling some and leave your favorite one, this may fix your problem.

If all else fails, do a restore!
 

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I just bout this off of someone and the usb ports and the sound doesn't work. I've already tried uninstalling the sound drivers and reinstalling them. The Soundmax drivers install, but I get nothing when it reboots. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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Hi folks.

Great forum, full of detailed info so I hope someone can help.

I have a Compaq Presario 5650LA (it's very old) and I am trying to install Western Digital 160 GB Caviar hard drive, model - WD1600AABB. The hard drive can be seen in the bios but no matter what jumper selection I use the machine just posts (You can see the Compaq softpaq bios screen and enter it if desired) then sits with a blinking cursor in the top left of the screen.

I have swapped jumpers, ide cables, tried both channels, disconnected the CD and floppy drive, removed all extraneous cards, swapped the mem modules about, removed and reseated the BIOS battery (it was OK) and updated the BIOS to the latest version but it won't boot. I have also used another (so that's two new drives used) identical drive but it did not help. I have tried seagate, WD, etc: hard drives with no difference and all the drives are fine on another machine.

Here's the crux: When I flashed the BIOS it would not boot from it's own floppy drive, so I swapped it out but had the same problem. But, when I tried an external USB drive it booted OK and I was able to flash the BIOS. So I have a machine that will not boot from floppy or HD but will boot from CD, Hirem's boot CD, etc. Even when I tried a HD on the CD ide channel I got nothing.

If you boot with an XP cd it will find the drive and begin to install until the first reboot when the HD fails to boot again. The hard drive can also be found and t... Read more

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I recently received my computer from my mother. I've rebuilt it once before, & had no problems . I took it all apart to clean out the disgusting dust, & put it back together the way it's supposed to be it turned on once but it would not register my monitor and then when I unplugged it included up again it started blinking, I've never had this problem before and cannot seem to find out what's wrong does anyone have any suggestions
 

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My friend has a Compaq Presario with Windows XP and a pile of programs on it. Mainly all came from the boot disk. Well he purchased Windows XP upgrade and we tried to load it as he didn't want to use the boot disk cause again,,,,of adding all the other garbage that comes with it. Well I got as far as installing XP and got an error, and it says.............Fatal Error,,,,An error has been encountered that prevents setup from continuing. Setup failed to install the product catalogs. This is a fatal error. The setup logs should contain more information. The signature for Win XP Home edition upgrade is invalid. The error code is fffffdee. The system cannot find message text for Oxfffffdee in the message file for sysselap.dll.
So now what do we do? Every time I restart it wants to load win XP and can't even get to the desktop. This win XP works as I used it in another of his. Really need some help all.

A:Problems loading XP in a Compaq Presario (RESOLVED)

Has only one HD. Would it be easier just to replace with a new one?

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This laptop was recently given to a friend of mine. She was told that it would just keep freezing up or shutting off. She brought it to me to check for her because if wouldn't boot. I used a boot disk and got it booted and it seemed ok. Gave it back and she had it a wk and brought it back with problem of freezing up and then no boot. I just put HWmonitor on it and the temps are running from 62-75 C. She said it was constantly doing windows updates and the last one it wouldn't re-boot. I have a plastic think I use with my laptop that has 3 small fans on it and you put it under the laptop. I have had it on over an hour and it has gone up from 70-75 for a high. I finally got it to come up with using Chk Dsk and it did several repairs.That's all I have done with it so far. Does anyone have any suggestions? She didn't have anything with fans under it, but she had it up on a broiler pan off the table.
 

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Ok, first of all i would like to say hello to all members of TSGF!!
=D
Ok, to start, the system that im having problems with is a Compaq Presario V5000 (whichis stated in the title). I have done all that I can possibly do to help this thing. I have followed other solutions and im still having the same problem. Here is a list of what I have done:

Reseated the Ram
Reseated the processor
Replaced the CMOS battery
Bought new RAM and used all possible combinations in both RAM modules
Removed HDD
Replaced HDD
Formated HDD
Bought new battery and AC Adapter
Reapplied thermal paste to processor

I have done all of the above and the problem still continues to happen. What it does is, I will start the laptop. All the lights will come on, But nothing appears on the screen for about 15 minutes. When the COMPAQ logo finally appears, I go to setup. This is where I will start having problems. I cant really do to much of anything here. The laptop will freeze with a whole bunch of artifacts all over the screen. There is nothing wrong with the HDD, RAM, CPU, LCD, or DVD drive. I dont think its the motherboard. Sometimes it will boot my XP cd and it will begin the installation, then freeze . I really dont know what to do anymore. Please help me, any attempts will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Compaq Presario V5000 Boot problems

I have worked on many V5000s. Good solid machines. Try this:

1. Unplug. Remove the main battery and CMOS battery. Wait 15 minutes. Reinstall the CMOS battery.

2. Remove HDD, DVD, one memory module. Unplug the touch pad (small ribbon conn under KB). Connect AC adapter. Boot to DOS with an external USB floppy. Twist the case gently. Press on the MB. Does the machine work normally? Keep it on for 30 minutes.

If YES, add back the touch pad, memory, DVD and HDD one at a time. Repeat the tests. If the machine dies, yiu have probably found the bad module.

If NO, you most likely have a bad MB. It is much cheaper to replace the MB with a good used one from Ebay than mess with the bad MB. There are several part numbers that will work. Just match your model category -Intel FF or DF and AMD FF or DF. ( FF = Full Featured and DF = Defeatured.)

Good luck.
 

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Ive got a good old Compaq Presario SR1550NX. When i get it to run right it runs good. When i don't its a pain. I got it from a friend who said its unsalvageable but i said i wont be using it because ima rip the 200gb hdd and lightscribe Dvd burner out of it to use in a new build. so i bring it home and it boots up fine and then thinking mabey my friends an ***** it decides to freeze. so i hold the power button for 10 seconds. unplug it for a minute or 2 and plug it back in. i go through that a few times and i try to save the os(it was pirated!?)but i fail. so i install Xp home off the cd that came with my dell and it seems to be running fine now but i have had some problems which i will list.

Keyboard and/or mouse quit working or dont work
Monitor doesn't get a signal or i get a message saying invalid sync
Freezes at Bios screen(where you see Press f1 to... options)
Freezes while booting
It only shows i have 384 mb Ram(when the chip says 512)

I have flashed the bios
unplugged for several hours(not a jumper or battery i can find)
Reinstalled windows
cleaned keyboard and mouse contacts
removed all unnecessary hardware(modem, dvd drive ect.)

I do not have to save this computer but id like to turn it into a server of some sort(dns webhosting)


if anyone can help it would be nice
Gflo
 

A:Multiple problems with Compaq Presario SR1550NX

well im not gonna replace it and it seems to be running fine since i installed XP home on it
 

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hi guys,

i recently discovered my firewall had been disabled and my computer was running slow. A few months ago, I had a google redirect virus that has not only returned, but has also caused my computer to load the system32 folder when i start my computer.

i also seem to have trouble installing programs like hijackthis, which i had to transfer from another computer.

thanks in advance!

oh and i'm running windows xp with at least service pack 2. i think i installed 3, but can't remember.

A:Computer problems Compaq Presario Laptop

btw, there are a noticable amount of viruses present on my computer that have replaced system files, added programs that cannot be removed from the add/remove programs list, and otherwise cannot be erased/fixed by ant-virus (avg and windows defender) or by conventional methods (trying to scan and replace system files)

this isn't really a shameless "keep me on page 1 instead of 12" bump, but i assumed this information would be more vital in having someone actually look at my HJT log, as my prior complaint hadn't garnered enough reason to justify more than one view.

thanks again

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A little history of the laptop: I bought the laptop used from a friends and All the keys work except "O", "L" and the period. I bought a brand new replacement keyboard and those buttons worked fine, for awhile. I finally bought a new Wwindows Vista cd and installed it on the laptop, since it was supposed to have Vista and it had XP for whatever reason. Still nothing, when I unplug the keyboard ribbon and plug it back in, the keys work for a while and then stop. Any answers are greatly appreciated.
Michael
 

A:Compaq Presario C500 keyboard problems

Probably a defective or worn motherboard keyboard connector...
 

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Over the past few weeks I've been getting intermittent BSOD crashes with "unexpected IRQ" or "page fault in non-page area" errors. These were often accompanied on reboot by POST beep code 1-3-4-3, error in first 512K of base memory.

Memtest86 fails after a few passes with the unexpected IRQ error.

Replaced both internal and external OEM memory modules (Hynix 512MB PC2700S DDR 333MHz) with two PNY 1GB PC2700 333MHz modules.

Things are worse now. Getting POST beep codes of 1-4-1-1 and 3 and 2, all having to do with memory.

Questions: 1) What is the significance of "S" in PC2700S? 2) Are the internal and external modules the only memory to worry about, or is there some other motherboard memory that could be causing this? 3) Suggestions?

Thank you.
 

A:Compaq Presario R4000 memory problems

Pull the hard drive and see if the laptop tries to POST normally
 

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Hi,

Whenever I boot up my Presario it does things in this order:

Starts making the fan noise

Displays the red Compaq logo

The Compaq logo gets weirdly distorted

It reboots and does it all over again!
I can't get into the BIOS or any other preferences, and I can't get to the Control Panel either. When I try to put in a recovery cd, it spits it back out and goes nuts again. Sometimes, if I leave it alone for a while (about 45 minutes- 3 hours) it lasts longer when booting and can actually get to Windows XP. Then, after about 10 minutes it reboots and goes nuts all over again. Here are my system specs:

AMD Athlon XP Processor 2000+ operating at 1.67GHz
2x 60GB Ultra DMA Hard Drive
256MB DDR SDRAM Memory
Integrated ProSavageDDR KM266 graphics with 32MB shared video memory

I know that the CMOS battery, the RAM stick, and the hard drive are OK.

What is going on with my Presario???
 

A:Compaq Presario 6320US Boot Problems

Well even with a dead battery and without a hard drive installed you should be able to POST and go into the BIOS. How do you know that the RAM is good though?

Sounds like it could be an overheating problem. The computer detects a high temperature and shuts down to prevent damage. In a perfect world it should shut off and stay off, but I've seen computers do an endless on/off cycle. In fact, I had a Dell that would endlessly go on and off until I yanked the power plug. You said if you leave the computer off for 1-3 hours then it'll stay on for longer. Well, the longer it's off the cooler it'll get which means the longer it can stay on before overheating.

Have you opened the case and looked inside yet? If it's dusty inside, the first thing you'd wanna do is dust it out good. Make sure all the heatsinks, fans, power supply, and all case air vents are completely clear of dust. The second thing I would check is the CPU heatsink. I'm pretty sure that CPU's heatsink has a metal retaining clip that latches onto (usually) a plastic bracket. The plastic bracket could have snapped, which would mean the heatsink isn't properly mounted anymore. That would cause the CPU to heat up to dangerous levels, which would cause the computer to shut down.

Those are the first two things I would look for and try to rule out. After that, it could be a dying power supply. Or the thermal grease could have dried out, which would mean you'd have to re... Read more

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I've installed a XP EEE on a Compaq Presario 700ea but I'm having several problems.

The main one is that I use a Portuguese keyboard and the only option is the US one.

I'm looking for a solution for this. Any ideas?

TIA

Maria
 

A:Solved: XP EEE on Compaq Presario - driver problems

More information please. Did you install XP with the CD that came with the Compaq? Normally a restore CD will have the drivers...
 

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I have a really old computer (1999). and I had windows xp on it after having me since 1999. but after a few months of having xp on there it fried my hard drive (bought a new one). Now I am using Windows Vista home basic on my computer and it works fine. But the problem is that I can't find any drivers neccessary that will work with my OS.

The sound card is built into the motherboard I think, it's plug and play really.

I've been searching random sites all day for these drivers but none of them really seem to work?

help would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Audio Problems On My Compaq Presario 5000

Post the motherboard details please
 

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My compaq r3000z cto failed to boot this morning. The fans and hard drive spin up. The display only shows random pixels, no bootup text whatsoever. I have removed the hard drive, cdrom, and memory and still nothing. I press f10 to enter the CMOS setup and get no graphics there either. I am afraid it may be the system board. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks
 

A:Compaq presario r3000z cto boot problems

This post belongs in "Mobile Computing" because the Compaq R3000z is a laptop computer...

regardless, it is probably the system board like you say. Heat has probably destroyed the motherboard. You could take it into a repair shop or take it apart yourself and see if you can clean the CPU cooling fan(s) and the cooling fins. It may be just a failed fan or motherboard
 

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About 6-7 months ago I purchased a Compaq Presario F500,and a few weeks ago it started to act up. While in the middle of using it the screen would shut off(go Black).This would happen occasionally,until recently,it went black and wouldn't come back on at all.There was power to everything else.I read on HP's site to try removing the battery,and hold the power button down .This worked,but when I powered up the computer,and used it for about 15 minutes,the screen went black.I heard from a friend,who had a similar problem,that it may be the video card. Could this be true,or an overheating problem. I haven't purchased a cooling pad yet.

Jon
 

A:Compaq Presario F500 Video Problems

Sounds like your on the right track, probably is a heat problem. If you're using the computer and you notice that the fan picks up speed (you can usually hear it do so) it means that it's trying to cool itself down. Do you notice something like this happening before the screen goes dark? I highly doubt the video card itself is faulty but there's always the possibility I suppose. You would most likely see graphical anomalies on screen if that were the case.
 

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Hello,

I am new to forum. Spent some time the last couple of days trying to get my daughter's Compaq Presario 6330us working. Machine came with two CD/DVD drives, a floppy drive, and a Maxtor 60GB hard drive.

She was not able to boot XP from her hard drive. Her boyfriend had previously tried to recover from recovery CDs, but with no luck. I tried installing a new hard drive (Seagate 160GB) with new one as primary master and old one as primary slave. That didn't work. Didn't recognize either drive. Then took out old drive and used new drive only. Was then able to recover the system. Worked fine for a few hours.

Tried using it later the same day. It had gone to sleep after I thought I had it fixed and reinstalled a lot of her software. When Itried to wake it up, the system froze. Upon reboot, system was no longer recognizing the new drive. It wouldn't let me do another recovery since it can't find a hard drive to recover to. Just keep getting Boot Failure message. Tried new IDE cabling but didn't help. The BIOS is just not detecting the hard drive. Recognizes the 2 CD/DVD drives and floppy drive fine.

I suspect the IDE controller for the hard drive(s) is bad. Can I just install a new card with a new controller rather than repalcing motherboard? Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Compaq Presario 6330 Hard Drive Problems

Anything you do with a Presario 6330 is likely to be trouble and disappointment.
I would replace the EIDE cables, then download all the patches, BIOS, and other drivers and downloads from the www.hp.com site for Presario 6330US. Obtain a copy of WXP Service Pack 2 from Microsoft just in case you can use it ($3.95 from Microsoft).
Give it your best shot with the BIOS and Patch... if it still doesn't detect the drive, consider this an opportunity to get something decent. If it does detect, reformat and reinstall everything, then the entire download set, then run the Windows Service Pack 2 disc. You should then be ok.
This computer has been almost as much trouble as the eMachines desktops, and the failures are too often not fixable.
If money is a problem, take a look at www.pcsurplusonline.com and others that have ruggedized used Dells and IBMs... better than a cheap new one... although you will have to find Windows somewhere.
 

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Hi,

One of my Compaq Presarios is doing strange things. When I plug it in, it automatically turns on. When it reaches the Compaq logo, it just stays there and nothing happens. One thing I notice is that the CPU light doesn't blink at all.

Does anybody have an idea of what is going on?

EDIT: The most recent time I plugged it in the fan started making this horrible noise (sort of like a high-pitched motor running at top speed combined with screaming).
 

A:Solved: Compaq Presario 6320US Boot Problems (again)

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i have a compaq presario 5000 w/ pentium 4 1500 mhz 512 mb ram, with windows xp
i recently tried to start it up and i pushed the power button but it wont start at all. i am sure it is plugged in and it is getting power since there are two little green lights in it. whenever i push the power button another little green light goes on but the computer doesnt start. i checked all of the connections and they all seem to be in good. Can anyone help me solve why it wont start?
 

A:compaq presario 5000 power button problems

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Hi all. I'm new here but not what you would call new to computers. I have a Compaq Presarion laptop sitting behind me that is giving me fits! A friend of mine got it as a gift. Its got a 1.5 ghz celeron processor, 256 mb of ram, and a 40 gig hard drive.

Here's the problem. When he got it, windows was corrupted and wouldn't boot to windows without a ton of error messages. He told me to wipe the drive clean and re-install XP. He handed me a fresh, recently purchased version of Win XP home and told me to do away with HP's proprietary version of XP. I figured, easy enough. I've done this kind of thing many times with many older computers.

Well, here's the problem. It won't let me do a full format from the XP CD during the first few pages of setup. I can do a quick format of the drive and continue on. However, during setup, I get errors. I've formatted and reinstalled the OS several different times, not always getting the same error message. I completed the install once (with errors) and when I got to the desktop, there was no start button or system clock .... or even the usual recycle bin icon. Nothing was there .... I could ctrl+alt+delete to reboot, but that was the only way to shut the system down.

What is different about these compaq presario notebooks. How can you do a low level format .... or a full format for that matter. How can you get it to take a regular microsoft version of windows XP? I've already wasted countless hours fighting with this laptop.

A:Problems installing Win XP on Compaq Presario 2500 Laptop

Bump ... there appears to be no pattern to the errors I'm experiencing. Can anyone help?

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My disc drive will load audio cds but it can't load games or sometimes dvds. It runs but can't pick them up. The windows media player will pick up audio cds. I don't know what the problem is. Can someone help?
 

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Repairing a COMPAQ Presario running Vista Basic.
My problems are that the OS wont boot fully, it stops and then freezes.

Then on restart BIOS will run through and give me a choice to repair or boot normally in which I select repair which then runs through until it gets to

!! 0xc0190036 !! 3005/67034 (icardagt.exe)

Here it stops and blinks the text infinitely.

I would provide an HJT log but I can't even get in to do that.
Considering that I can get the BIOS to go through I'm assuming software but if anyone has any ideas that it may be hardware please share. The only hardware that I believe would be a problem at the moment would be the HDD, however it ran efficiently when I was extracting data from it.

Any help regarding this would be appreciated

Thanks,

Annashi
 

A:Solved: COMPAQ Presario Vista Basic Problems

Does it have Sp1?
 

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Hello Tech Support Guy forums! I'm wondering if you can help me with a problem.

My girlfriend has a Compaq Presario CQ56 laptop, but the screen broke and she replaced it with a CQ57, which I guess is the next most advanced model in the line. However, the skype connection would drop after just a few minutes and then drop repeatedly afterward every couple seconds. Usually, all connected services (like AIM) would drop off too.

So here's the weird thing - she returned it and got a replacement, and the replacement is doing the same thing. The CQ56, on the same network, can keep a skype call going for hours. But the 57 drops off fast, and we've tried two different units. I thought that maybe it could be a defective laptop the first time, but twice?

Anyway, does anyone have some troubleshooting suggestions?
 

A:Connectivity problems, particularly with Skype, on a Compaq Presario CQ57

would you post the following when its working and then repeat all the tests when it disconnects

is this connected by wifi if so also add the xirrus tests

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ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
Next
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste
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Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with t... Read more

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The screen on my Compaq is starting to come thru scrambled. This happens all the time. Tilting the screen back and forth will sometimes correct the problem. However, I can only have it about 80 degrees to the keyboard which makes for a sore neck. Does anyone have any solutions? Thanks, Ray
 

A:Compaq Presario 1250 notebook screen problems

Sounds like the flexible connector between the screen and motherboard has given up, probably with use?

It would need disassembly and replacement of the flexible mylar circuit. Could possibly just be a connection issue at one end or the other, which still requires disassembly.

Working on a laptop is akin to microsurgery, it is very easy to do damage if untrained.
 

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Hi i have a compaq presario 700 the problem with it is everytime i go to install xp,or 2000 on it it always has errors like for example after u format it , it goes to copying istallation files and it will stop at some like this " Setup Cannot Copy File: Modem.sys " .to retry, press enter " and when u press enter same thin i tried changeing disks same thing the dvd drive gets so hott i think it may be gettin overheating but it installs 98 fine when this model is design for xp i dont understand. I tried "Home Edition" and "Professinal Edition" Same thing. The xp i could get on there is off the quick restore cds compaq Provides but when it gets done it seems like it works but u get copy error's like when u install office 2003 it says .inf error stuff like that please help me i would really apperciate . Heres the SPecs of the system :
1ghz AMD Duron Processer
40 gig hard drive
4x dvd drive i believe the one the came with it
VIA ProSavage KN133 - AGP 4x SDRAM - 16 MB Max Resolution (external) 1600 x 1200
please help me thanks
I ran memtest86+ and got errors with my 128mb stick so i changed it with a brand new 256mb ran memtest86+ got the same problems so whats next anyone got anything i tried running xp setup again and still wont let me :-( please help!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

A:Notebook problems - Compaq presario 700 problems please help

lol no one can help me
 

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I'm having sound problems on my old Compaq Presario 1255 laptop computer. A friend had sent a music file over AIM for me to listen to and I was trying to listen to it, but all I got was static.

Can anyone give me a suggestion? I'll go turn that computer on so I can use it via my networking setup and then I can try any fixes or ideas you can give me. I tried looking for a new integrated sound driver, but so far no luck.
Thanks to anyone who can help me!
 

A:Sound problems on a compaq 1255 presario notebook computer

Do you get this static sound all the time? or just with that one file? What type of file is it?
 

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my realtek hd sound device is not working. my computer shows it installed in the control panel but it says no sound device installed. I get error code 10 device can not start. It was working fine until my computer did its automatic update now this. I have contacted the company with no answer and I have uninstalled and reinstalled the device driver from the realtek website four times and the issue is still present. when i trouble shoot the computer says that the problem was not resolved. What else can I do? Is there another sound device that I can use? I have a compaq presario cq 57 windows 7 64 bit operating system.
 

A:sound device problems compaq presario cq 57 windows 7 64 bit operating system

Get the audio driver for the compaq presario cq57 series here - http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...Id=321957&prodCatId=82710&prodSubCatId=212728 Drivers available for the compaq presario cq57-100 / compaq presario cq57-200 / compaq presario cq57-300 and the compaq presario cq57-400 series comps
 

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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&#8482; Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1525 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102547 MB, Free - 89975 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30D9, 83.21, CND80437PP
Antivirus: None

If any more info is needed let me know!!!
 

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

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sir, can u help me, i can't fint my driver for compaq presario v3760TU
previously, i used vista home basic but i convert to window seven.. but i can't find my driver in hp/compaq driver web.. plzz help me..
-sory for my english so bad..

A:compaq presario

Were you at this Hp/Compaq download page ?


Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario V3760TU Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)&

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











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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
 

A:Compaq presario 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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