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Old Deskpro + New PCI IDE Card Troubles by Adam
Hi All, I've just bought a new PCI IDE controller card in order to skip the 8GB limit on the size of my hard drive. Unfortunately the card is not recognised. It doesn't show up in the device list in the Compaq BIOS :-( (I've tried it in two different PCI slots) Any ideas why? My computer is a:...
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June 5th 04 05:45 PM
by Adam Go to last post
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Presario - no one seems to know by Andrew
In comp.sys.laptops QuestionAuthority wrote: : After a thorough search on this problem I came to the conclusion : that the touchpad lockups I have been experiencing no one knows : the cause. Several causes are guessed at, but now one really seems : to...
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August 12th 05 11:50 AM
by HH Go to last post
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presario 4764 power supply start up ? by Kevin Falconer
I was just given a presario 4764 that had been working but then just quit.. no fan, no boot up, nothing. I installed a new power supply and still nothing. I'm told the power supply will not come on without a signal from the MB. Anyone know if perhaps a dead battery supply on the MB would prevent...
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December 4th 03 03:03 AM
by Kevin Falconer Go to last post
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Hard drive requires explanation by Ben Myers
Picked up a nice little 733MHz Compaq Deskpro small form factor box at a corporate yardsale recently. Original specs of 128MB, 10GB, 48x CD, Win 2000 Pro. Upgraded to 256MB. Nice computer. Opened up the chassis and saw a Western Digital WD400BB disk drive in it. Looked up the specs at the WD...
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December 2nd 04 09:37 PM
by Ben Myers Go to last post
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Advice before installing Windows XP SP2 by Ken Wampach
I am looking for advice prior to installing the Windows XP SP2 service pack. I have 2 Compaq Desktops #1 Compaq Presario S3010CL-B (Sam's Club 7/3/2003) AMD Athlon XP 2200+ #2 Compaq Presario S5000J (Compaq Direct 9/13/2003) AMD Athlon XP 2400+ The machines are Windowx XP SP1 with all Critical...
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September 3rd 04 02:16 PM
by Kevin Childers Go to last post
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Flickering screen on an Armada 7790DMT by GlassVial
I'm having an issue with a flickering screen on an Armada 7790DMT. I have no idea what happened to it, it was working fine up until recently. The screen looks ok it just flickers (to black and then back again) and sometimes several times, then sometimes it won't do it for awhile, then it'll start...
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July 9th 06 12:34 AM
by Ben Myers Go to last post
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When installing a replacement mobo, will I have to reinstall the O/S? by Doc
Putting a replacement mobo in a Compaq Deskpro EN PIII WinXP Home, theoretically identical to the original mobo, will I have to reinstall the O/S? Not sure if there are identifiers in a particular mobo that the O/S needs to "see". Thanks.
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June 15th 06 12:26 AM
by kony Go to last post
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Old Presario 1255, new to me by Wayne
Hi. I was looking for a rudimentary laptop to do some onboard diagnostics on my cars. My neighbour was kind enough to loan an older Presario 1255 to me, and it did the scan flawlessly! I decided to buy the laptop from him and now wish to upgrade the meager 32mb of hardwired memory to its max...
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April 20th 05 03:15 PM
by Steve W. Go to last post
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Compaq horror story-don't buy one! by Martian
My new Compaq laptop developed a serious problem in March, and I ended up sending it back for repairs after hours on the phone. They replaced the M-board, and when they returned it, they had removed my RAM upgrade. I e-mailed them about it and was told "the right amount of RAM is installed." ...
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July 21st 03 07:42 AM
by Martian Go to last post
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budget computer: emachines T3085 vs. compaq SR1030NX by nick ring
Hi all, I need to get a new computer and am looking for something decent, but inexpensive. I know there's trade offs involved. I read the reviews of the eMachines T3085 which costs $670 before a $50 rebate. At staples the other day, I saw the Compaq Presario SR1030NX ($665 before $50...
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June 5th 04 07:50 PM
by Grateful Go to last post
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Compaq Laptop won't boot to CD. by [email protected]
My Compaq Laptop with a one bay floppydrive/cdrom, one day, will not boot up to windows 2000 Pro. It will not boot up to the install CD when trying to reinstall window 2000. The laptop was originally Windows 95, then later upgraded to 98 and now 2000. Even after I set the BOIS to allow the CD-ROM...
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November 9th 06 08:56 PM
by Gary Chanson Go to last post
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Essential security/utility software by Steve
Hi, My new system will be arriving shortly and although this question is a little on the generic side I'm sure some will have suggestions that I hadn't thought of. Basically, I'm polling to see which softwares people use to secure the ship and keep it running smoothly. So far, it seems that the...
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September 6th 03 02:22 AM
by Helen Go to last post
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Installing new drive by Tony Williams
Can someone (probably HH?) point me in the direction of instructions on how to install a new hard drive in a Desktop 4000. Following my previous post I downloaded the softpaq and diagnostics discs but the diagnostics don't seem to work I keep getting message saying cant find NTdll and asking to...
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August 5th 03 07:58 PM
by Tony Williams Go to last post
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In search of an excellent keyboard? by me,myself and moe
Hopefully the store you are shopping at has the keyboards out on display so that you an touch them. Avoid the sub $20.00 keyboards and type on some of the more expensive ones, find one you like the feel of. I recently bought a cheap HP 514N for my office and absolutely love the feel of the...
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September 9th 03 06:03 AM
by MyndPhlyp Go to last post
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Bios with SCSI card 2940 in W4000 by Alan Kerr
I fitted a 2940 SCSI card to my W4000. Adaptec haven't written a driver for XP to support the 2940 but it works fine with the XP driver. The problem is when I boot up it stalls and I have to hit F1 for it to finish booting up. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem Thanks Alan
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December 27th 03 08:47 PM
by Malcolm Ball Go to last post
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Anybody here been around long enough to remember the 386 being introduced? by Eugene
Ben Myers wrote: Anybody been around here long enough to have used an IBM XT as his or her first office computer? Anybody been around long enough to have worked with and cursed IBM's MicroChannel computers or Compaq's and other EISA bus computers with their hare-brained configuration...
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January 21st 05 10:37 PM
by Nicholas D Richards Go to last post
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Compaq Armada M300 touchpad by Sally Thompson
I've tried to find the answer to this online without success. My son has just given me his Armada M300 Notebook, which I love! However, I'm not used to the touchpad and I don't like the fact that it will "select" a program without a click, just by pointing to it. My son thinks there's a way to...
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January 14th 04 02:27 AM
by Trai' La Trash Go to last post
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RAM Buying advise by Jon Adaptur
can anyone advise me on how to buy ram from ebay .. There's getting to be all kind of different types IE. SIMMS DIMMS SDRAM and I'm a bit in the dark in terms of things like bus speed downward compatability. Can I buy a higher bus speed thtn I need so that I can use it in a machine I might...
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January 19th 04 02:34 AM
by HH Go to last post
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Compaq Presario 5WV294 Recovery Problem by Robert W. Rafferty
My wifes computer was having a problem in that it would go to the sign on (XP Professional), and then reboot after you sign on. I took the 40Gig Drive and put it in slot 2, and bought a new 80Gig Seagate Drive and put it in slot 1. I then used the 3 disk CD recovery set and loaded it on the...
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January 3rd 07 06:32 PM
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Need HELP - Can Not Get QR discs to Work by Steve
A week or so ago my Presario Model 7478's hard drive began to fail. I had gotten a message that the disc detected that failure was imminent, and I bought a new hard drive. The new drive is a Seagate 80gb drive, whereas the factory installed drive was a 30gb Maxtor. I had checked on this group and...
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May 26th 04 12:04 PM
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