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Compaq Presario CQ56-219WM No Boot

Q: Compaq Presario CQ56-219WM No Boot

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.

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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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I am working on a Presario CQ56-219wm which suddenly started asking for a bios pasword (Enter Administrator Password).  If I hit enter 3 times, it give me the code of 82026917.  I know this is a motherboard fault causing this, can some one please give me the code to get into this so I can reset the password in bios?  Appreciate any one's help in advance.










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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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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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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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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.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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




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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




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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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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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When prompted for password try 47960317

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Hello, my computer freezes and the message 'Boot device not found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Hard disk 3F0'  appears.  I have done a hard disk test that was OK and after that a hard reset. But what should I do after that? HP suggests Windows update but that's for Windows 8 and 10, I have 7 and the HP support assistant.  I have been going through HP support assistant all day but have no idea what I should do with it or what I am looking for. Can anybody help me? Any ideas what I should do now would be very welcomed.

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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
 

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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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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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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I'm looking to upgrade the CPU in this laptop as the basic CPU (the  2.2GHz Intel Celeron processor 900) is simply not sufficient for my needs.  I've done some of my own research and I've (tentatively) found this list of allegedly compatible processors in the maintainence manual for my laptop; however, I have some questions and concerns.  Here are a select few of the ones that are supposedly compatible with my specific system:  Intel Core i7-620M Processor (4M cache, 2.66 GHz, SC turbo up to 3.33 GHz) 587259-001Intel Core i5-540M Processor (3M cache, 2.53 GHz, SC turbo up to 3.06 GHz) 594188-001Intel Core i5-520M Processor (3M cache, 2.4 GHz, SC turbo up to 2.93 GHz) 594187-001Intel Core i5-430M Processor (3M cache, 2.26 GHz, SC turbo up to 2.53 GHz) 597624-001Intel Core i3-350M Processor (3M cache, 2.26 GHz) 597623-001Intel Core i3-330M Processor (3M cache, 2.13 GHz) 597622-001Intel Penryn T4300 Processor (3M cache, 2.1 GHz) (for model 1.1 only) 572929-001Intel Penryn T3100 Processor (3M cache, 1.9 GHz) (for model 1.1 only) 572925-001Intel Penryn T4400 Processor (3M cache, 2.2 GHz) (for models 1.1 and 1.2 only) 584296-001Intel Penryn T3300 Processor (3M cache, 2.0 GHz) (for models 1.1 and 1.2 only) 592399-001Pentium Arrandale P6000 Processor (3M cache, 1.86 GHz) (for models 1.1 and 1.2 only) 613586-001Pentium Arrandale P6100 Processor (3M cache, 2.0 GHz) (for model 1.2 only) 613587-001Intel Penryn T4500 Processor (3M cache, 2.3 GHz) (for model 1.1 on... Read more

A:CPU Upgrade - Presario CQ62-219WM

It's more complicated than that. You have a GL40 DDR2 motherboard in that machine and it will only accept the Celeron or Pentium processors. You have to look at both the motherboard and the processor. This is one of the more confusing Service manuals HP has ever published because this series straddles a major hardware change....some use DDR2 and some use DDR3 memory, some use Core 2 Duo era processors and some use the i-series type processors. 

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new user would like to but cpu for cq56













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A:presario CQ56 CPU Upgrade

Check your inbox, I've sent you a PM.  It'll be nice to see one of my cpu chips being used.

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I have a f560US AMD Sempron 3500+ 2.8 GHz 1.5 GB Ram 32 bit and I am trying to boot to Linux from a USB thumb drive. I installed Ubuntu using Unetbootin on my 8 GB stick but I can't seem to make this laptop boot from the USB. I've gone into the bios and tried but have failed. Help me, please.
 

A:Compaq Presario won't boot from USB

Does your laptop allow booting from USB? Did you see the USB flash drive listed in the boot order screen?
 

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

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

A:Compaq Presario - no boot

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I just bought and set up a new computer system, and am now trying to get my old one to boot, so that I can migrate the files needed for the new system. The monitor doesn't come on, and all I'm getting is a fast blinking green light on the tower. I've un/replugged all cables and power cords, and I know the monitor is OK because it belongs to my husband's matching computer, but my old one won't boot.

Help!!!
 

A:Compaq Presario won't boot!

I'm desperate, guys! Is there any other information I can give you to help resolve my problem? I have the Easy Transfer Cable for Vista all ready to go (and the software loaded in the old computer before I disconnected it and moved it to the card table), but I can't get my Compaq to boot.

If you can't help me, I guess I'll take it to Best Buy tomorrow and let the Geek Squad have at it...
 

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I need to know if I can swap HDD's between the  CQ56 laptop and the C700 laptop.  I have a bigger HDD in the C700.  I know the drives will physically fit and run ok. The question is, are the laptop drivers the same so I don't have to reformat both HDD's after the swap? Steve

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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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working on a presario cq56 asking for administrator password error 57529886













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A:Help working on a presario cq56 asking for administrator pas...

Hi: Restart the PC, and enter this unlock passcode... 48481208

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A friend damaged his and he has problems unless he sets screen just perfect.
According to him the screen is fine but a rear corner broke off.
It's a couple years old & shipped with 7.

It will help if someone knowd where to get one cheap.
Thanks

A:Need bottom of case for Presario CQ56

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Okay, sorry for the very little information, but someone that I know called me up and told me that "Their compaq Presario won't boot from a CD and they tinkered with the Boot up settings already, and it won't boot from the cd, because they had Vista Premium and they screwed it, and now they have Business, and it doesn't have any of their stuff on it. The CD is apparently a Backup cd, so if you have any suggestions on what to do, I only use dell computers so I am not totally familiar with the configurations of the boot menu right now.
 

A:Compaq Presario won't boot from CD Drive

ubuntuuser said:

.... they had Vista Premium and they screwed it,...Click to expand...

What does that mean? Why did they go out and buy Business when they had Home Premium?

I bought a Compaq Presario about 6 weeks ago. No problem booting from a Restore DVD. Is his computer still under warranty? If so, I think he should call HP tech support. Also, did that computer come with a Restore CD/DVD or did it have a Recovery partition on the hard drive? It most likely had the latter; it would definitely had one or the other.

In what way did your friend "tinker with the Boot up settings"? Let's face it, your friend appears to be not very computer savvy. That's going to make this more difficult.
 

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Hi,
My Compaq Presario 2100 boot up to this:
PreBoot Execution Evnironment
PXE_E61 Media Test Failure. Check cable.
Then tries to reboot again.

Then I use the QuickRecover CDs that comes with my laptop. I get this:
Exception 0E ErrorCode=0004
CauseWay Error 09 Unrecoverable exception.
The CD eject.

Then I try to boot from the MS OS CD.
I managed to get into the recover mode and get a c:\
I tried chkdsk, fdsk, but got invalid drive.

Looks like my harddrive is gone.
Questions:
I want to get a bigger drive 40GB from the same manufacturer(Toshiba), will it be compatible with the BIOS, etc?
I tried to manually pull out the harddrive from under the front of the keyboard. But I don;t want to break anything in so doing. Any ideas?

Any suggestions is much appreciated.
 

A:Compaq Presario Boot problem

As I ahve been working with computers my whole life you must be one person that might not know a lot. I am not calling you a liar or anything but I do not believe that your hard drive is under the keyboard as HP owns compaq and I ahve not seen an HP note book that has a Hard Drive under the Key Board. I believe your hard drive is under tha lab top or at the front. Mind it being you will have to take some screws out and go hunting.

On anoter note if your Hard Drive was fried yur lap top would not even reconize it. There for Ibeleieve it is a windows installaion problem I think yiou said you are using Win XP. If you are do a full format of your Note Book and try to reload the boot disks. If the boot disks dont work the just load windws as your boot disks might have a problem or are corrupted with scratches mis use etc.

Need any more help IM me.
 

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My boyfriends desktop which is a compaq presario that runs on windows xp crashed. It managed to start up in safe mode once and he backed up his files but now the computer will not boot at all.

You can turn it on, fans go and it lights up but the monitor only goes to a black screen with a blinking underscore in the upper left hand side. No F keys work and nothing happens when you press things. The only thing that responds is Ctrl+Alt+Delete, this restarts it but it does the same thing.

I have windows 7 and attempted to just boot that but even with the disk in the computer nothing happens. Still the black screen with blinking underscore. Nothing has happened recently to change hardware, wires or anything inside the computer and we have unplugged it and dusted the inside of the tower.

Any tips would be great.

A:Compaq presario crashed will not boot

Do you see a Compaq screen when you turn it on?

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As soon as I start up the computer, the bios page appears with the options (Settings) (Boot Menu) and Recovery. I have tried entering all 3 of these operations and there is no response. The computer will just sit at te bios page for hours if left untouched. This is a 2005 computer. Did it just die or is there another cause to this problem?
 

A:Compaq Presario SR2050NX won't boot up

To pinpoint the problem you need to do some troubleshooting procedures.

Go here;

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/580000-troubleshooting-guide-problem-builds.html

and follow the instructions under the section "You assembled the system, and it will not post"

Whether the machine is old or new the troubleshooting is the same. On an older machine the problem is likely the motherboard, however you need to prove the board defective before you replace it.
 

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Hi,
I have a Compaq Presario which will no longer boot up, it won't even get to the Login screen.
I am trying to use a bootable CD to re-install Windows XP but it gives an error. Is there a certain type of bootable CDs for Compaq Presario.

Error:
DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PREE ENTER
 

A:Compaq Presario S6389UK won't boot from CD

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my husbands laptop (compaq presario F700) was working just fine when suddenly the screen went black. The power was still on but nothing on screen. He turned it off, unpluged it for about an hour and tried to turn it on. It wouldn't boot, just did this weird thing on the screen that looked a lot like "snow" on a television and then lines of different colors and widths vertically for a few seconds. When he tried to press any of the "F" buttons (example F1, F2) it just beeped a weird beep. I don't have any idea what it could be. I've been around a lot of f**ked up computers and never saw anything like this. What could it possibly be? HELP!!
 

A:compaq presario F700 won't boot

try an external monitor on it

run the hard drive makers diagnostic utility on the hard drive
 

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Hello
Dinosaur Compaq Presario 4660 on windows 98.
Won't boot. The power is on, but there's no beep.
The hard drive doesn't seem to spin, but there is power to all the peripherals.

Thoughts on a solution? I took off the cover and couldn't find a bad connection.

Thanks
Shannon
 

A:Compaq Presario 4660 Won't Boot

Sounds like its not even reaching POST (Power On Self Test)

To start to boot, the power supply must reach the correct state and issue a Power_OK signal to the motherboard, within a preset time (about 0.7 seconds).

This is detected by the motherboard which resets the CPU and allows the boot process to start.

But, if there is a problem with the CPU or motherboard, the reset will not happen either.

So the problem could still be the PSU, or the CPU, or the motherboard, or 1500 other bits.

There is no easy way to find the problem apart from substitution by replacement at the end of the day. The HDD not spinning up does tend to point to Power Supply Unit first though.
 

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Hi ,
My machine had a power loss during start up and i cant get it up and running again can someone please help i have many things on the system that i just am so desperate to keep.Current Situation.
Power up moves in loops of on off after 30 seconds with the following on screen message,
We apologize for the inconvenience but windows did not start successfully A recent hardware or software change may have caused this.
If the computer stopped responding , restarted unexpectidly or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders choose last known good config to revert to the most recent settings that worked.
If the previous start up was interupted due to a fpower failure or due to a power failure or because the power or re-set button was pressed or if you arnt sure what caused the problem,choose start windows normally.
Safe Mode
Safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt
Last known good configaration (The last one that worked)
Ive tried all of the mentioned above and am still stuck in the loop of on off ect i have a recovery disk(the recovery disc doesnt have a menu and its all i had with the pc) but the prompts for this tell me all my data will be lost should i go ahead so im i in a dire as situation as i can be or can someone truly help me out (the system if windows xp).
Keeping my fingers crossed guys as all the family vid clips are on there from when the kids were small
 

A:Compaq Presario wont boot

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I've got a Compaq Presario SR2150NX. Today it wouldn't turn on. The light comes on when I hit the button but there is no noise like the machine is starting up just the light on the front of the PC. If I pull the power cord the light stays on for about 30 seconds and then shuts off. I've tried plugging the power cord back in and attempting to start it but I get the same results.

Anyone know how I can troubleshoot this?

Thanks,

Matt
 

A:Compaq Presario SR2150NX won't boot

try removing all power supplies, then holding the power for 30-90 seconds, then replace the power supplies and try booting again. if that doesn't work, there may be a problem with your RAM. try reseating the RAM next.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario 1215EA and last week it started giving a lot of problems. I was working as usual and the screen simply freezes with no apparent reason. I reboot and some minutes later the problem again. Sometimes it freezed after some minutes, others it would stay for over 2 hours with no problems.
Last friday it decided not to boot. I press the power button, I hear the fan running but nothing happens, no Compaq Logo, no beeps, nothing.
I think this might not be a power problem because the fan is working.
I already tried the CMOS clear by removing the CMOS battery with no luck
Anyone have any idea where might be the problem?
Do I have to send it to repair center ? I would prefer not to because the warranty has already expired and here they charge a lot, sometimes to do almost nothing.
Can I do something to try to pin point the problem?
Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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