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HD Controller delays by Joe
I had two drives (1 Maxtor and 1 Samsung) connected to a Promise Ultra133 Tx2 card but when Windows XP would start it would crash after a few seconds of loading applications. It seemed to crash quicker if I tried starting other applications while it was loading. I moved the drives to my...
May 28th 04 11:50 PM
by Tom Scales Go to last post
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Multiboot Presario SR1030NX by simiel
I need help to multi boot the system. I have the HP Compaq1 Presario SR1030NX, it came with the system installed on the hard drive. I am trying to make this into a multi boot system and having no luck. Using Norton Ghost to make an image of the C:\ partition. Using Partition magic to make...
May 28th 04 01:28 PM
by Kevin Childers Go to last post
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Adding a hard drive to a Compaq... by K. Wing Wong
Hello I have a Compaq Presario 4410CA, with a 40GB hard drive running windows XP home. I have thinking of adding another hard drive to the machine. I am thinking of another 40GB or 80 GB. I have been searching the web for models and pricing etc. At the moment I am leaning towards a Western Digital...
May 28th 04 11:40 AM
by K. Wing Wong Go to last post
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hard drive contollers by G
Hi, I have a friends fairly old compaq amada 300 to look at (I think the name is correct), A message saying '1872 hard drive controller is not working' is appearing Question ; Is this motherboard related, ie, needing to be replaced. or is there another explanation. This will save me taking...
May 28th 04 07:20 AM
by Danman Go to last post
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Screen , keyboard and HD frozen on my 4/66 Prolinea by Emmanuel
I try to disable safety parameters on my 4/66 , with diag floppy. Nevertheless , after few minutes , screen is black , keyboard frozen and HD down. Server inside works. I'm obliged to reboot to get the keyboard again. Emmanuel.
May 27th 04 07:47 PM
by Emmanuel Go to last post
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DVD player won't play last 2 to 3 minutes of some DVD's by Steve
Hello, My DVD player, a Samsung SD-616T, plays through until the last 2 to 4 minutes and then the picture freezes while the player continues to turn and the green seek light continues to blink. I am using Windows Media Player 9, Windows XP, 2.8 GHz CPU and 1 GB RAM. The disk is clean and this...
May 27th 04 10:18 AM
by CLyles Go to last post
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compaq presario 4506 - ram by Colin Richmond
hello, can anyone tell me what type of ram compaq presario 4506 uses. it has one slot with 32mb ram in it. can I put more memory in it.
May 27th 04 12:59 AM
by Colin Richmond Go to last post
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R3120US Question by Bob Newman
Anyone familiar with this laptop, I'm considering the purchase. Price/value seems to be pretty good. Any comments on the units speed (I have a 3 yr. old 1.2 Ghz desktop now) and battery life? General impressions? -- Thanks in advance... Bob
May 26th 04 10:25 PM
by Tweek Go to last post
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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
by terry_b17 Go to last post
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Presario 2110ca bios update problem by TPG71
I have a Presario 2110ca notebook and need to update the bios. When I try to update them I get an error message: "This BIOS is not for your notebook pc." I have tried bios updates for most 2100-2110 notebooks but all say the same error message. My notebook says Presario 2100 on it but has a...
May 25th 04 02:41 PM
by TPG71 Go to last post
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cmos issue by Joe
Every time I disconnect my Compaq Presario 8000T from AC power, two problems happen. One, as soon as I reconnect it to the outlet, the computer turns on without waiting for me to press the power button. Second, I get a message that says "Default BIOS settings have been loaded due to BIOS update or...
May 25th 04 04:54 AM
by Ben Myers Go to last post
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Hard Drive Problems by Steve Byers
I recently had to replace the hard drive in my Compaq Presario 7478. I have the new hard drive working but have what I think is a strange problem. I have connected the new drive to the connector marked "Drive 0" from the motherboard, but when I attach the "Drive 1" connector to my old hard drive,...
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May 25th 04 04:32 AM
by Steve Byers Go to last post
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Deskpro CPU upgrade by GB
I have a Compaq EXD C600 PC. I was wondering whether I can put in a significantly faster processor. Present one is Celeron 600. Mother board says Garcia MB on it. Any help most gratefully received thanks.
May 24th 04 09:16 PM
by GB Go to last post
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5610 firewire by Adysthemic
Group, I just purchased a 5610 at a tag sale for 40 bucks.Wiped the drive and installed winxp.Everything works just fine except for the on board firewire.It is an Adaptec AIC 5800 chip.I've searched for hours and found nothing that works. Is it even possible to get this working?I 've found many...
May 24th 04 11:05 AM
by HH Go to last post
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Armada 7770 by Glenn Hewitt
Anyone know how to get by the power on password on the above laptop. I guess remove the BIOS battery and jump it, but hoping for something simple. If I have to open her up any clue were I can get info on that Thanks
May 23rd 04 11:04 PM
by Earl F. Parrish Go to last post
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help by Eddie Van Helsing
friend saves photo from email, pc used IE to open image, right clicked ,chose save as wallpaper.Now, she can't find the image to delete it so it won't load as wallpaper.Deleted email, searched on pc for the filename of the photo, cant find file(photo).
May 23rd 04 03:29 PM
by Eddie Van Helsing Go to last post
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MN 720 Freezes Evo N1020V by Rick
I run WinXP Pro on my Evo N1020V, and I am attempting to install Microsoft MN-720 on this system. Upon inserting card into PCMCIA slot, cursor freezes, system hangs; I then must power down and reboot. Card is not defective, as this same result occurs when I attempt to install a brand new card of...
May 23rd 04 03:41 AM
by Rick Go to last post
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Promise Ultra133 TX2 problem by Joe
I have a Presario 8000T and wanted to move the drive to my Promise controller. I first installed the controller and the drivers for it in Windows XP. I then moved the drive from the onboard IDE to the Promise card. The card is detected correctly in the BIOS. When booting to the hard drive the...
May 23rd 04 01:23 AM
by Tom Scales Go to last post
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Digital camera, usb PCMCIA card, Compaq 1540DM. . .big problems by Martin R. Howell
I bought a Concord 3040 AF digital camera. It required a usb port to interact with my computer. This old 1540DM had no usb port so I acquired and installed a USB v2.0 Cardbus from CompUSA. Then I ran the CD Rom which came with the camera so as to install the software required to work that camera...
May 23rd 04 01:01 AM
by Ben Myers Go to last post
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cpqtag utility by aa
Hi i need the cpqtag utility to change the miss match serial number of my new replacement motherboard. That cause waranty problem and hp service center is a long way from here. If anyone can help me reply please. Thank's of send the prog to my e-mail to
May 22nd 04 09:12 PM
by aa Go to last post
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