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help getting my Compaq 4402 back up and running by [email protected]
received this pc without original hardisk. had no idea how difficult it was going to be to get running. it seems that the bios is installed onto the hard disk on this model. the only way for me to get it running is with the orig Compaq setup/diagnostic disk. hp no longer supports this PC. and...
September 29th 16 06:01 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Compaq 2100 won't boot by Al
I have a factory refurbished Compaq 2100 series notebook that quit booting. AMD 2.xx, 512megs,60?gig hdd, CDR/?DVD, XP Home. It quit booting, no video, all I get is the power button light, power light, and wireless NIC lights flashing 5 times the on steadily. No video of any kind. The manual said...
August 3rd 05 01:07 AM
by Al Go to last post
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Dead Compaq Presario 1200xl by Al
My laptop won't boot. I've been everywhere trying to solve this problem. I have a 1200XLxxx with 320Meg Ram and a K6 500Mhz CPU and has a DVD and I think about a 6Gig HD. I can't even ascertain which model it is, i.e.xxx. There seemed to be about a million configurations to that model. I...
September 13th 05 02:42 AM
by Durk Go to last post
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Presario 2700 HDD replace by Al
As I want to replace the hard disc in my Compaq Presario 2700, anybody has any info on how to reach the hard disc in that laptop model ? Thanks in advance
November 15th 05 06:32 PM
by ikenfixit Go to last post
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install of SoundMax by Al
I have a drive which is not original to a compaq. I put the drive into a Presario 5000 series (circa autumn 2000). The sound is onboard. The chip is Via AC'97. I took the directory c:\cpqdrv from a running compaq hd, with working sound, and copied it to the new drive. I tried to use the inf file...
February 16th 05 05:47 PM
by J Go to last post
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idling at 35% by Al
Having just taken possession of this Presario 5000 with a Duron 800 and running ME, I came across a web forum post where somebody was complaining about how slow his similar machine was. So I started up System Monitor and discovered that at idle, the cpu usage was a whopping 35%. The machine was...
February 18th 05 04:10 PM
by Al Go to last post
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switching HD by Al
If I take a hard drive from a Gateway (Essentials, running ME), and put it into a Presario 5000, it apparently might or might not run. BUT, is there any danger to the hd in trying? Could anything on the hd become overwritten, or would the bootup just fail? Thanks. (I'm waiting for delivery of new...
February 16th 05 05:15 PM
by Ben Myers Go to last post
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new MB for Presario 5000? by Al
I'm thinking of getting an old Presario 5000 (5WV254) and installing a new motherboard, CPU and RAM - keeping the drives, the PSU etc. and installing '98 Is this doable? I'd be happy to have something running at around 2GHz, and drive transfer speed isn't that important. Can anybody suggest...
February 4th 05 04:32 AM
by Al Go to last post
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ATX when? by Al
When did Compaq begin using ATX motherboards? I have a broken Gateway (with FlexATX MB and ATX PS) computer, and I think the power supply is what's gone bad. I'm hoping to use the power supply from a Compaq that is about 6 years old. I haven't seen the old Compaq yet, and I don't know if it's worth...
January 22nd 05 03:56 AM
by Al Go to last post
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Presario 5304 - non fuctioning Control Panel by Al T
Very slow to boot, nothing on Control Panel functional (so no diagnostics), suggestions from the group?? System had been unexpectedly shutting down after running ~1 hour - but now doing better (up 5 hours) after removing cover and vacuuming out years of dust. Does this Compaq require "Compaq...
January 19th 05 02:02 PM
by HH Go to last post
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Help with old Presario 1010 notebook by Al Tenuta
I posted this last week with no response. I'm hoping someone can help me with this old laptop. I Have a Compaq Presario 1010 notebook with a dead mobo ( thought it was a 1020). I picked a new board (1020) up on ebay. First of all, is the 1020 compatable with the 1010 unit? Also, if I wanted to...
November 3rd 04 05:57 PM
by gotcha Go to last post
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Presario 1010 notebook info. by Al Tenuta
I Have a Compaq Presario 1010 notebook with a dead mobo ( thought it was a 1020). I picked a newboard (1020) up on ebay. First of all, is the 1020 compatable with the 1010 unit? Also, if I wanted to upgrade from the P120 cpu, what are my options. How do I go about getting the BIOS software...
October 25th 04 05:14 PM
by Al Tenuta Go to last post
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Anyone have a Presario S5400NX? by Alan
Hi. Subject says it all....anyone else have one? What do you think of it? I added a second hard disk...replaced the HP DVD-writer with my Pioneer A06...replaced the CD reader with my Plextor CD-writer, added my Audigy 2 soundcard, and a Geforce 3 Ti200. I am disappointed that the 120 Gig drive is...
January 17th 04 08:46 AM
by Trai' La Trash Go to last post
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Presario 5184 - how to access CMOS setup? by Alan Braun
I acquired an old Presario 5184 recently. It had Win2000 installed on it. The OS has become corrupt and I'm trying to install Win98 on it, after repartitioning and reformatting the HD to get rid of all the old stuff. I'm seeing a couple of messages during boot-up that make me think there is...
January 14th 04 05:14 AM
by andrew2000 Go to last post
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Compaq armada 1750 Upgrade Help by Alan Johnston
I don't know if anybody is familiar with the older Armada 1750 laptop, but my question may not be laptop specific anyway. I was given this laptop in its original packaged hardware with a Pentium 2 and 64k ram. I'm wondering if I bumped up the memory to 128 or 256k ( leaving the processor...
March 3rd 06 11:51 PM
by Earl F. Parrish Go to last post
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Upgrade Hard Drive on Armada 1750? by Alan Johnston
Hi, Someone in this group gave me some good instruction on upgrading the Armada 1750 that someone had given me. I upgraded the memory and now have 192 mb. That was easy, but I'm not confident enough in getting the right hard drive, say from eBay, or elsewhere because I'm not familiar with...
March 28th 06 03:02 AM
by Alan Johnston Go to last post
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Wireless Card for Armada 1750 by Alan Johnston
I have an old Armada 1750 ( which was given to me) and I would like to set it up as a wireless laptop via internet connection with the Westell 327W. Knowing a whole lot more about desktops, I have no idea what it is that I need for this laptop to produce a wireless connection. I have 2 cards:...
April 13th 06 01:21 AM
by Alan Johnston Go to last post
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12XL212 won't recognise PCMCIA cards by Alan Kerr
I'm trying to install an ethernet card in my 12XL212 but it will not recognise it? This is the second card it won't recognise, it wouldn't recognise one for my Minolta scanner. I don't have any other cards to try. Is this a common problem and is there a fix? Alan
February 29th 04 11:33 PM
by Quaoar Go to last post
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data1.dat by Alan Kerr
I keep getting a meeage saying data1.dat can't be found on my W4000 running XP. Does anyone know what it is and how to fix it? Thanks Alan Kerr
December 2nd 03 04:15 PM
by Kevin Childers 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 07:47 PM
by Malcolm Ball Go to last post
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