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Compaq Presario CQ50 with an error code 10008 Replace Hard Disk 1

Q: Compaq Presario CQ50 with an error code 10008 Replace Hard Disk 1

This is a friend's laptop which will not start. Power light comes on but start button does nothing. My friend has newborn photos of her grandchild on it and would like to get them off. Since I cannot power on via AC, can't check. What are the chances they can be taken off? What is the best way to try? The HD is a different size than mine. Knowing that a shop would charge $50-$75 to try and she is financially not in a position to spend that much.

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Preferred Solution: Compaq Presario CQ50 with an error code 10008 Replace Hard Disk 1

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A: Compaq Presario CQ50 with an error code 10008 Replace Hard Disk 1

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Changing out a DC socket

I have a question regarding this computer. My friend bought this a while ago at Walmart for $298. Now I just finished fixing on problem with it, then when i plugged it in the laptop doesn't charge. I went no where near the socket when I worked on it but it is extremely loose. The charger works fine, and the battery also works perfectly. it has to be the socket being so loose. I looked up the part and it is much different from other sockets I have seen. Has anyone saw this kind of socket, and how do i replace it? It is Hp part number 486637-001 on their site. Thanks for any info!
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ50-209WM

Have you tried contacting HP?
 

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Hi guys, I have a unique problem. After my laptop HP Compaq CQ50 comes out of hibernation or standby the sound no longer functions properly. I get no sound at all. A quick reboot fixes the problem but it would be nice if I could get it to work after coming out of hibernation. Any suggestions? Thanks.

M51

A:HP Compaq Presario CQ50 sound problem

Hi M51.If you're using Vista it's a known issue and there is an update (937077) that addresses that here.If it doesn't work, or you already have it, or you do not have Vista, let us know.Well actually, let us know anyway.

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So, I'm in a pretty weird situation. I got this laptop, Compaq Presario cq50-215nr, and it won't turn on. I got it from a friend, they have no clue what's wrong. They have no cords, they have nothing, don't ask why. So, I have no background information on it, they only thing I have is the actual laptop. As I said earlier, it won't turn on and I don't know why. Is there anyway to check for simple things with spending little or no money. And I don't want to open the actual laptop. I am attempting to fix it without lots of money going into it. So pretty much is there a way to check if any hardware is fried, or just the battery is dead? I need help, any help helps. Reply with help or if you need more information. (Remember, I don't know any background information or have any cords/manuals.) Thanks.
 

A:Compaq Presario cq50-215nr Help. Basic.

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Need help in getting drivers for my compaq presario cq50 105ee ,,I changed the operating system from win vista to win xp sp2 ,,I got some of the drivers from different forums but still needed the VGA , NETWORK CONTROLLER , ATHEROS WIRELESS DRIVER AND NOE MOR UNKNOWN DEVICE.
Thanks

Doodi

A:Drivers for compaq presario cq50 105ee

http://gilablog.com/showthread.php?p=20413

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Well my computer has got an overheating problem underneath it and I have no idea how to fix it.

It have happened the hole entire time I have had this Computer.

My computer works well in other aspects apart from that.

Thanks

Reuben
 

A:Compaq Presario CQ50 Over Heating Problem, Anyway to treat it?

Hello Reuben13,
Some more information would be great due to your computer overheating.
Try running PC Wizzard, that monitors the CPU temperature and things like GFX card, ect

Here is the link for the download to PC Wizzard :http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php
Please report back with the temperature reading of your CPU, HDD ect.

Also Try looking at the back of your laptop/computer for blocked/clogged air vents that aren't getting proper airflow. or stickers that are covering those vents.

Are you putting your desktop/laptop on a cool surface?
please let me know.
thankyou
 

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My Compaq Presario CQ50 Notebook PC can't connect now to wifi because the wireless network button located on the right of powr button above the keyword won't turn on. It was working before. I know when it worked because the amber color of the button would change to blue upon pressing it. The button is amber when wireless network is off. And the button is blue when wireless network is on. Tocay, the button's color stll changes to blue when I press it, but whenever I lift my finger the blue color would change back to amber. And I could see wireless networks appear when my finger remains pressing the button and it's blue. And upon lifting my finger and the blue light changes again to amber, all wireless networks would disappear. So it's just a matter of making that button hold the blue color. Is there a shortcut key to turn the wifi connectivity on Compaq Presario CQ50 Notebook PC? If none, can you please tell me what to do? Thank you so much in advance. 

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My friend has a presario and the model is not really clear. 2300 he believes. Another guy has it and is trying to buy it off of him for only 250 so i told him that that would be senseless lets just get the hard drive replaced and i told him that i could do it. is there any certain ways that the company has made the replacement difficult? So that it must be done by them? I was told that Toshiba and Sony have made it so that there was some chord that could easily be torn if it was not done in a certain way. Aditionally how specific of a hard drive do i need to find, must it be model specific? and also, how hard is it to upgrade the RAM. If you are doing one you mind as well do the other right. I know this sounds like alot but i just really want to help him out. thanks hope to get a repy soon
 

A:Can a novice replace a hard drive in a Compaq Presario?

It would be easier to help with the exact model number. The Compaqs Ive worked on werent too hard. With the onder ones the case lifts off the frame. And with Compaqs you have to get a file from Compaq and add it to the new hard drive or the Restore Disks wont work. Replacing the RAM is easy. Just make sure you know what kind it has- SDRAM or DDR RAM.
 

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Ok I am trying to install a new version of windows on to this laptop, however, it doesnt have the restore version of windows on it anymore. It was formatted and deleted. Now wont install Windows 7.  Ok it came with windows Vista. I have the product key for Vista. Need the software . Help! 

A:Have Presario CQ50, with a formatted hard drive, deleted bac...

When you try to install Windows 7, does it just fail to activate or is there some other issue going on?

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Compaq presario with Vista. Trying to do a clean install of windows 7 on comapq presario f500. Problem is the machine will only boot from hard drive. Cd drive works fine just can't boot from it.
Windows 7 install disk won't boot. Windows xp install cd won't boot. In bios setup I've move the dvd/cdrom drive to top of boot list still no luck. So I got tricky booted from vista and starting windows 7 install cd from windows explorer. Install hung part way through and I had to turn off the computer. No I can't boot vista and have an incomplete install of windows 7 which won't boot. Not even safe mode. When you boot hit Esc the boot menus only shows notebook hard drive as an option.

I've also tried unpluging the battery to clear out cmos no help.

Help I've trying to upgrade for a relative. Now the machine is uselss.

A:Compaq presario can only boot from hard disk

Download and write the latest Win7 official installer for your licensed version to flash stick from Steps 1 and 2 here which will also show you how to get a perfect install.

If you have files to rescue from Vista you can Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console.

Otherwise boot the flash stick, choose Custom install, delete all partitions and create new partition(s) as desired, format and install.

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Hi, A friend has a Presario 900Z (they are the build your own Presarios) notebook with 2 bad USB ports (looks like the pins are bent). He wants to see if the ports can be replaced. According to HP, we can't replace it ourselves. We need to bring it to a service center. They said the USB ports are part of the motherboard. I asked if there is any open slots to put in a new port. She said I still have to bring it to a service center to find out.

Does anyone know anything about replacing Presario USB ports? How easy is it to replace? I've opened desktops many times, but, have never open up a laptop. Is it tough? Any advice on opening it? Thanks.
 

A:How to replace Compaq Presario 900Z USB ports

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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 service tag number is <Service tag removed>. I received two error codes on it. The first error code was File/Boot/BCD Error code OXC00000e9. This code states it could be caused by disconnecting peripheral devices improperly. I disconnected all peripheral devices then restarted the computer then run a BIOS check.
 
I then received error code 0146 which indicates a failed or failing hard drive. I purchase a new upgraded hard drive and installed it.and I get nothing except for the beep sound and I hear it running but see nothing on the screen except for the Power Save Mode message  on the monitor. New hard drive is installed correctly and all devices have been disconnected.
 
Is it possible the new hard drive I purchase is defective?

A:Replace Hard Drive Do to Error code: 146

Hi gdhick,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Error code 0146, also indicates an issue with the operating system image i.e. multiple error's have occurred. Re-installing the operating system sometimes works. Please re-install the operating system and check if the system boots.
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address so that we can check this further for you.

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I have a cq50-209 laptop. Recently, when I click on the start button or click on the shortcut icons the loading indicator (the little circle) turns for about 5 seconds then stops without the location loading. If I remove the power cord and disconnect the battery and reconnect, the computer works normally for awhile then reverts to the previous problem. Any suggestions on what might be causing this?

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My laptop seem to get hot and shuts off.  it stays on for about 30 minutes if i am lucky.  I had it apart and clean all the vents and fans. The fan run at full speed all the time until the laptop goes into low power mode then the fan will run for a few minutes then it will run slow.  The air flow thought it good. I put my hand back of the exhust vent and nice warm to hot air coming out.  Hope someone can help and thank you for the help.

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My son gave me a Presario CQ50 that worked well for awhile, but now it won't even boot up.  He suggests I change the battery but I can't figure out how to get into the computer.  Where is the battery located on this equipment and what is the easiest way to change it.

A:Presario CQ50

Hi, What is your Presario CQ50 ?  Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 Normally, you can release the battery latch and pull the battery out             Regards.

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Hello. I just recently bought a compaq presario cq57 laptop from a friend. And I was told right after I paid for it that my friend couldn't remember the password so therefore couldn't get into it. Thus I too can't get into it and am totally locked out.It barely starts to boot up after turningit on when it almost immediately goes to the screen saying/asking for a password. And every time after 3 failed attempts it says disabled and gives me a special number code to go with it. The disabled code that it gives me every time is  -  disabled  69374099. Is there anyone out there that can give me the real/right password to put in especially one that matches up with the disabled number code error that it keeps giving me. Thank you all very very much. I really do appreciate it a lot. Sincerely, Thumper7771976

A:compaq presario cq57 disabled code 69374099

@Thumper7771976 Enter   76052019

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My son is 11and he put an administrative password on the Compaq presario cq57 laptop I bought for him.. He can't remember the password for it now..Go figure Lol. Help me please

A:Compaq presario CQ57 Disabled code is 85128591 help me pleas...

Bama. Check your other post. REO

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My Presario cq57 has a disabled system code  72114208 does anyone know the password to bypass system disabled

A:Re: Compaq Presario cq57 system disabled code 50555 523

Hi: Enter this unlock passcode... 63872828

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Well, i got tired of Vista killing the performance of this laptop so i reformatted it with XP. It comes with Vista so obviously this is a challenging thing to do but hopefully it will work.

I've spent the last day trying to get drivers for everything and have managed to find it all except a working Audio Driver and Modem driver (Don't really care about the modem driver though).

Its supposed to run Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221 and there is a XP version of the driver but it fails every which way i try it. The error message is "Driver installation Failed: Could not find the MEDIA device for this driver."

I installed Microsoft UAA and restarted (worked fine) then tried the Driver through hardware manager and it failed, then i tried the .exe and it failed as well.

I tried the Vista version out of curiosity which actually installed, but as you can assume it did absolutely nothing lol.

Is there any way to get this dang thing to install or a work around to at least get sound that isn't a loud beep or a staticy headset.

Here is the Device ID for both Audio Devices Listed.

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0002&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1000\4&7CC389&0&0301

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5051&SUBSYS_103C360A&REV_1000\4&7CC389&0&0001

These are what I am using.

http://www.4shared.com/file/5vktRapk/ConexantHDAudio_221_XP.html - Conexant Driver.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...ex?softwareitem=ob... Read more

A:Presario CQ50-115NR Audio Driver Issue (XP)

Your problem stems from the fact that HP laptops require custom-made drivers because many of the components are custom-made. This means the correct drivers are available only from HP since the device manufacturer does not make such drivers available to anyone except the laptop manufacturer.

Now that's fine as long as HP supports your version of Windows on a particular model, but if they don't you will run into problems.
 

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A:Error message: 4th master hard disk: S.M.A.R.T. status bad, backup and replace:

I advise you to get any important data off of the drive, before it fails, then replace it.

Regards Howard
 

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Restore disk for Compaq Presario SR1520NX


When I make copy of restore 2 disks for Compaq Presario SR1520NX, does it back up all the drivers need for a clean install of new Windows Xp. after I format the hard drive ?

Since I wish to install clean Windows Xp after I format hard drive, without the programs that come with the computer like aol etc. I was wondering if I could use the restore disk as a soruce, just to install the drivers for the computer ?
(Like audio, video drivers etc..) Or do I need to download from H.P. website the drivers ?


Thanks.

A:Restore disk for Compaq Presario SR1520NX

Download all drivers from the HP website burn them to a disk so you have them when needed.

What do you mean by a restore disk? Do you mean a HDD image?

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I need a quick recovery cd for a presario 2135us compaq notebook. can anyone download one for me?

A:Need Compaq Presario 2135us Recovery Disk

Contact Compaq.

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I was just wondering if someone could refer me to any where I could purchase this particular disk.

Either that or anywhere I might be able to download it...or...Somewhere I "shouldn't download it" and that I should "stay away" from. ;D
Any one of the above works, honestly I just want the aformentioned recovery disk.
Thank you in advance.

A:HP Compaq Presario 2100 XP Restore Disk

Google has lots of info, http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=r...mp;aq=f&oq=Louis

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Hi everyone.

Recently, I've had problems with my computer running Windows 7 64-bit SP1. It took a long time to get from Starting Windows to my desktop. And it was extremely slow when using the computer. It took forever to open a folder or a file. This morning, I switched on my computer and I got this error message at boot:

3rd Master Hard Disk:S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and Replace

I'm guessing my hard drive is damaged? Any way of repairing the hard drive? What are the next steps I should take? And in the event that it can't be repaired, any way to salvage the files inside?

Thank you for reading and hope you can help!

A:Error message at boot : Hard Disk:SMART Status Bad, Backup and replace

Back up the drive and replace it. It may run long enough for you to get your data off of it. I would recommend that you put a fresh install of Windows on your new drive. Yours is probably corrupt from the bad drive. I would just back up important data anyway, never mind the programs. You'll need to reinstall them anyway.

There's no real way to fix the drive, and even if you could, it would be uneconomical. Throw it away.

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HP/Compaq Laptop Dropped, now will not boot up, (screen) Monitor stays Black. Also when plugging up to charge battery or run unit from AC power, unit, charging light does not come on! Power lights on front of system, and above keyboard, temporaraly blink, but that's it. Could Hard Drive broken? Any help appreciated, Unit 3 months old, but not warrantied for this. Thanks, Robert


 

A:HP/Compaq CQ50 Laptop Dropped, Help

With it being dropped it could be about any component. I doubt its HDD related though since lights don't even stay on the way they should. I would suggest giving this a try.

Take out the HDD, DVD-Rom, Memory, battery and any other add on boards you may be able to.
Plug in the power adapter and hold down the power button for 30 seconds or so.
Put in each component back in.
Try powering it on one more time.

Hopefully something just came loose but I am thinking you may have worse problems since the power lights won't stay lit.
 

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I have a Compaq cq50 and have massive problems with it,
I cannot burn anything, first of all it goes pretty slow and when its finished it turns out I have a empty Cd. Had tried to reinstall all my drivers problem didn't solve. I'm starting to get irritated on my computer.
I have had several issues on it since I bought it a year ago.
From the beginning my fans didn't work properly, and after that my memories stopped to work, and all that happened within just a few day's.
But I hope someone can answer my question.

Programs I have tried is Nero, imgburn, power2go and nothing seems to work.

A:compaq cq50 burn problems

HP web site lists several cq50 models. Please provide the complete model number.

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I was wondering how to create a reformat disk for a compaq presario SR2013WM. model # "RE468AA"
Last year a tech came out to bring me another harddrive. !
He said that i need to make a "format disk"
we had the option to use 26 "c.d.'s" or 2 "dvd-r"
he made the system recovery disk in front of my eyes.
does anyone know how to go thru the step's and make one ?
if so please list all i need to know ,
thanx
 

A:How Do I Create a System Recovery Disk For a Compaq Presario SR2013WM

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When I boot this laptop I get an error message as follows: 0270 realtime clock error.....and error message that says " Save to disk feature is disabled....Save to disk partition not found...run PHdisk for information. File: create new partition: consult manual.

I can not correct the problem by going to Bios setup. I can hit F1 at the screen and the computer boots and functions normally. Has the bios and save to disk partition been corrupted? If so how do I fix this? do I need to flash the bios? Do I need a system recovery disk to create a new Save to disk partition by reformating the hard drive? Running win ME.

HELP!!!!!
 

A:Compaq Presario 1625 laptop save to disk problem

Here is your answer http://www.illdill.org/IT/Presario1625.htm Unfortunately, you cannot resolve this problem from the bios. Better start backing up your files, unless you are still able to boot ME succesfully, then I wouldn't worrry about it, but you should still change the cmos battery.

ps. are you able to shut down without having to physicaly power off?

Thanks
 

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Hi,

Wonder is anyone had encountered this, my Ext HDD 3.5" stop working.
It just refuse to auto detect the drivers.
I had search the Internet attempting to reinstall the driver but does not work.

Refer to Word document for screenshots & I have attached my PC Specs from CPU-Z
I cannot do a system restore as I do not have a point before an this issue occurred.

I also have a Dell 1133 laser printer after install drivers from either the internet/CD is showing me Error code 28.
It was while troubleshooting the printer then I noticed my Ext HDD cannot be accessed.
I had installed a new Win 7 64Bit on a different partition & plugged my HDD there is it working.
I used a Lenovo laptop, also with Win7 64Bit, both printer & HDD install perfectly fine.

Troubleshooting steps:
1) Uninstall all Universal Serial Bus Controllers then reboot then allow the machine to auto detect.
2) Checked the Internet for WD My Book 1110 drivers installed
3) Removed all printer drivers reboot & reinstall from both Internet / CD still does not work.

A:WD Ext Hard Disk getting Error Code 28

  
Quote: Originally Posted by iceman2509


Hi,

Wonder is anyone had encountered this, my Ext HDD 3.5" stop working.
It just refuse to auto detect the drivers.
I had search the Internet attempting to reinstall the driver but does not work.

Refer to Word document for screenshots & I have attached my PC Specs from CPU-Z


I cannot do a system restore as I do not have a point before an this issue occurred.

I also have a Dell 1133 laser printer after install drivers from either the internet/CD is showing me Error code 28.
It was while troubleshooting the printer then I noticed my Ext HDD cannot be accessed.
I had installed a new Win 7 64Bit on a different partition & plugged my HDD there is it working.
I used a Lenovo laptop, also with Win7 64Bit, both printer & HDD install perfectly fine.

Troubleshooting steps:
1) Uninstall all Universal Serial Bus Controllers then reboot then allow the machine to auto detect.
2) Checked the Internet for WD My Book 1110 drivers installed
3) Removed all printer drivers reboot & reinstall from both Internet / CD still does not work.


Hi iceman2509,

Welcome to Seven forums.

Please let us know the system model you are using. As you might need to update the chipset driver for your system.

Also, post a screenshot for your device manager for your system:

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi,

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. Every so often (1 or 2 times a week) or when I watch full screen streaming movies I screen turns white and does nothing until I reboot. I downloaded all my drivers from Compaq's website and installed them as well. Still the same issue. Any Advice?

A:Compaq CQ50-210US White Screen.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by corcoranj


Hi,

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. Every so often (1 or 2 times a week) or when I watch full screen streaming movies I screen turns white and does nothing until I reboot. I downloaded all my drivers from Compaq's website and installed them as well. Still the same issue. Any Advice?


Go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search) go to the windows log>application tab. You need to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column) that say app hang, app crash, etc

when you find them use the built in snipping tool to make a screenshot of the and attachment icon (shaped like a paperclip) to upload it,
ken

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I recently downgraded to Windows XP, but I left the original partition from Vista because I thought I could hit F11 and recover back to Vista when I wanted to. I tried to do it today and when I hit F11 it does not prompt me to do anything, (i've done this while using Vista before and it worked flawlessly) can anyone help please?

Thanks,

Dennis

Continuation of my other thread since I've decided to go back to Vista, http://www.techsupportforum.com/

A:Compaq CQ50-210US F11 not working after downgrade

You could try to use a retail vista CD to repair the boot sectors that were overwritten when you isntalled XP (boot on the vista CD and choose repair, if needed use startup repair at the "system recovery options" screen). But as blah789 said in the other thread your best bet is to contact Compaq to get the recovery disks.

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I recently installed a new Hard Drive in a Compaq Presario 7000 for the church up the street when there hard drive failed. Once I installed the new HD I tried to reload the software using the Recovery CD. In the instructions for the Recovery CD it says that a menu will appear. When I boot using the Recovery CD it simply comes up with and A> prompt. What am I missing???? It sounded easy!!!!!!!!
 

A:Compaq Presario Hard Drive replacement

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can i put a second hard drive on my compaq presario sr1630nx since im almost out of memory if so where can i another hard drive compatible to my system?

A:second hard drive for my compaq presario sr1630nx

  
Quote: Originally Posted by james62755


can i put a second hard drive on my compaq presario sr1630nx since im almost out of memory if so where can i another hard drive compatible to my system?



From looking at your specs. It looks like you have an IDE 200gb HD now in this desktop. So if you look inside the case & you have a second IDE MB connection and mounting space for another HD, then you could easily add another IDE HD from 200gb to 500gb in size.

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My friend's Compaq Presario SR5703WM had been working fine, but now when you turn it on, it can't find the hard drive. The only thing it finds is the CD-ROM. The OS is Windows Vista Home Basic. I tried unplugging everything but keyboard and mouse and running system recovery, but it won't let you do it. F8 has no effect so I can't try to start Windows in safe mode and run a scan to see if there is a virus. You can go into the setup menu, and the boot menu. Hitting F12 for system recovery has no effect. It will ask for a system boot disk. I have a hard time believing the hard disk is toast. I'm wondering if it just can't find the hard disk for some reason. Have seen some BIOS action on one screen but I can't remember any details from it. I live an hour away, and I'm trying to figure out a plan to get this up and running again. Any help, please?
 

A:Compaq Presario Can't Find Hard Drive

Go into BIOS is the HD there or not. Compaq just lists the HD size on its site. However, since the optical drive is SATA and considering that the computer is probably a few years old most likely the HD is also.

Check the cables to the drive (power and data). If the drive is not in BIOS and nothing changes after checking the cables then drive is most likely dead.
 

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Got the infamous "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" on my mom's compaq presario desktop sr1900nx. It appears on a black screen after the red/white compaq screen. It takes about 30 seconds for the error to appear. There is a blinking underscore the line below it. I have done several hours of searching and have tried several things to get to at least to the system recovery area, but I can not even do that. When I cut power to it and try at least starting the boot process, I do get the COMPAQ red/white screen with 3 options on it. ESC to enter boot menu, F1 for setup, F10 for system recovery. The ESC & F1 work, but that's about it. I can not access the system recovery. It does NOT have a floppy drive, nor did the PC come with any recovery disks and of course I do not have any. I am just looking at this point to recover some pictures/documents from it...then as far as I am concerned it is trash. It was running windows XP. Is this even possible without spending a ton of cash on recovery cd's or for file recovery? I have also tried F8, Pause/Break and have hunted the setup/boot menu for anything that could help - and found nothing.

Thank you.

A:Compaq Presario Disk Boot Failure F10 system recovery not working

Hi Luchipboo, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

That Compaq has a recovery partition, this is why it didn't come with the discs. If you have the user's manual it should explain how to use it.

If you wish to backup the files that are on there first, you can alway install that hdd in another desktop as a slave drive. This will required setting the jumper on the rear of the drive in the slave position, and connect to the IDE data connector in the middle location. You should be able to access your files from there.

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Hard drive failure 3f1, what do I need to do











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A:Hard disk error code 3f1 hp 2113w

Run a Diagnostic test from UEFI or BIOS. If you get the error from there then I am afraid you will have to change the hard drive.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259

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Guys,

Any help is welcome!!

I have purchased a new WD Hard Drive(60 GB) which I wanted to install on my Compaq preasrio (5BW160). This has a CD-ROM Drive and a CD-RW drive. On opening the machine, I found that the available bay beneath the Floppy drive does not accomodate the Hard Drive. And there is no existing place elsewhere to install this hard drive. Could somebody please help out by letting me know as to where this drive needs to be placed. Are there any other precautions which i need to consider?? While searching the Compaq website, found something vague about a railing which needs to be purchased(though I have no idea where from??).

Thanks in advance
 

A:How do I install second hard drive on Compaq Presario (5BW160)

Hi there Mohan
Try one of the local pc shops for the rails for mounting your new HD.....if they dont have any they might be able to give you some suggestions on how or where to get them.

I had a simular situation on a friends pc (hp with a mini tower) and I was able to use a stacking bracket from an old case that I had and it mounted horizontal just fine ...kinda depends on the room that u have in the case ....some even mount vertically.

just some ideas for you

good luck with it
 

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My Compaq Presario SR5410F shows 288 GB of total hard drive space, it always has. The HP website shows specs of 320 GB. This bothers me alot. Did I buy one 10 years ago that was so new (at the time) that I didn't get the standard amount of storage space that is listed in the specs now? 

A:Compaq Presario SR5410F hard drive size

Toneman, welcome to the forum. Here is an article that will explain the reasons for the differences in space.  You actually got what you paid for and you will see how this is true. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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We have lost the connector on the pins of the hard drive that let you connect it to the motherboard it is a wierd connector that goes on the hard drive pins can anyone help out with information on where to get a replacement or atleast the correct name for the adapter HP says that you cannot just order that part from them I think that is crazy.
 

A:CompaQ Presario M2000 Hard Drive Adapter

Wrong post. Sorry.
 

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my computer has gone gaput. it was turningm then just dieing. now it doesnt boot at all. i am a psychologist and have a lot of confidential data on clients on the hard drives, so i want remove them before bringing it in to a shop. i have dismantled the machine, but cant figure out how to get the hard drives out. any suggestions??? thanks -- joe
 

A:removing hard drives from compaq presario s4000nx?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...c=us&dlc=en&product=329399&rule=31858&lang=en
 

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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,

My name is Alison, I was trying to fix my laptop and ended up making things a lot worse!!

I ran DBAN and during the process i realized i have no way to reinstall Vista OS so i aborted the wipe after 10 or 15 mins into it.

Its a Compaq Presario CQ61. On the back of the L/T i have a sticker with a product key but when i purchased it i never got a CD for Vista. I dont have recovery discs either.

So like i said i stopped DBAN from completing the wipe however now when i turn the L/T on it says,

"NO BOOTABLE DEVICE -- INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY"

I tried doing System Recovery but the same message comes up... i also found a Vista Recovery online and burnt to cd-r but it stills says, "NO BOOTABLE DEVICE -- INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY"

Im not sure what to do to fix this issue... any help or advice welcome but please explain in details.

Is there a way to copy a different version of windows OS from a different PC and make that a 'boot disc' I dont really understand what a boot disc is...

Thanks in advance!

Alison

A:Wiped the hard drive now i have no OS (Compaq Presario CQ61)

Hi, Alison.

A boot disk is the hard drive which your PC boots from and starts Windows, but your hard drive has had the boot files and Windows (or some of it) wiped off it with DBAN. DBAN is used to securely wipe all data from a hard drive prior to selling it or otherwise disposing of it -- this prevents any data from getting into the wrong hands.

You will have to contact HP/Compaq and ask them if they can send you a set of Recovery CDs for your model.

Contact information for the USA: Contact HP - Phone Assist | HP

For the UK: Contact HP - Phone Assist | HP

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Hi,

My name is Alison, I was trying to fix my laptop and ended up making things a lot worse!!

I ran DBAN and during the process i realized i have no way to reinstall Vista Home Basic OS so i aborted the wipe after 10 or 15 mins into it.

Its a Compaq Presario CQ61. On the back of the L/T i have a sticker with a product key but when i purchased it i never got a CD for Vista. I dont have recovery discs either.

So like i said i stopped DBAN from completing the wipe however now when i turn the L/T on it says,

"NO BOOTABLE DEVICE -- INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY"

I tried doing System Recovery but the same message comes up... i also found a Vista Recovery online and burnt to cd-r but it stills says, "NO BOOTABLE DEVICE -- INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY"

Is there a way to copy a different version of windows OS from a different PC and make that a 'boot disc' I dont really understand what a boot disc is...

Im not sure what to do to fix this issue... any help or advice is appreciated if you could please explain with details that would be a big help to me.

Thanks in advance!

Alison

A:Wiped the hard drive now i have no OS (Compaq Presario CQ61)

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Wiped the hard drive now i have no OS (Compaq Presario CQ61)

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I ran DBAN




DBAN (Darik's Boot and Nuke) is a low level format utility. Once you start this, it begins to wipe the drive of your OS. Stopping it in the middle is too late. If you had just run System Recovery would have set your system back to Factory Defaults, but DBAN deleted that too. You cannot copy an installed OS and put it on a different computer. An OS has to be installed from a boot disc (a disc that boots the computer if the OS can't)
What is the Vista recovery disc that you have? Boot into Setup (Bios) and change the Boot order to be CD/DVD rom drive First Boot Device, Save and Exit. Restart the computer with the disc in and you should see the message Press Any Key to Boot From CD/DVD.If it is a Vista install DVD then you can reinstall your OS. If not a Windows disc, you can try contacting your computer manufacturer and see if you can get a Recovery DVD for your computer manufacturer Or get a Vista DVD from Ebay or Craigslist.

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I recently "upgraded" from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The other day I think my hard disk reached 100% and I got the following error code "9GC47F-5RE83S-MFGH5F-60XF03" - what does this code mean? Perhaps a virus filled up my disk? i have been running antivirus checks weekly ( SpyBot ). I recently installed Kodi and am wondering if it used up all my emaining space...I get the WIndows 10 screen but have no keyboard response when i hit any key so i can't get to the Windows 10 logon prompt to enter my password - it kust hangs up just before you get to that prompt. Is my system crashed permanently? What can I do to fix it?

A:Notebook Pavilion g3 hard disk error code - what does this m...

Hi, The 24 character error code is a failure of the short Disk Self Test ( DST ) and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced.  This is also consistent with the boot issues you describe. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced - If needed, you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. If you are out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know - include the full Model No. and Product No. of your g3 series notebook - see Here for a further explanation. Regards, DP-K

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My dad has a Compaq Presario Model 2286. He wants to remove the hard drive completely before donating it to a local charity. What's the best way to get the drive out of this computer? I appreciate any help you can give. Thanks.
 

A:Removing Hard Drive from Compaq Presario Model 2286

Hp has instructions on how to do it:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...gory&lc=en&dlc=es&cc=pe&lang=es&product=92307
 

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