I've had this Compaq since 2004. I've added a gig of RAM, a 250gb SATA HDD, and a 6600GT card.Anyway, I want to do a clean install of XP, which I've never done. I've cleared a bunch of space on my 250gb HD and transfered all the files im going to keep from C: to the 250gb.So my question is what will happen to my 250gb drive? Do I have to disconnect it? Will XP recognize it after the clean install? What about the extra RAM and 6600gt?
Cant Install Install In Compaq Presario
i have a compaq presario notebook.when i m going to install windows xp sp2 then after drivers loading it shows a error message that suggest me to virus check and chkdisk.but after doing that it didn't work.
New Compaq Presario Freezes
a few months new Compaq Presario SR 1500NX AMD Sempron freezes after a few minutes of use. maybe like 10-15 mins max, then just freezes and nothing works.i dont think its ram cuz i tried another ram stick thats 512 mb and its the same thing! i dont get it, how do i find out what the problem is?
Win2k On Compaq Presario S6500nx
My company has 3 compaq presario s6500nx that came loaded with XP Home and all the compaq crapware. We are migrating the machines from home to 2000, because they are too cheap to upgrade to xp Pro. I am having a difficult time location 2k drivers for this machine. I go to HP/Compaq and the only drivers they have available are for XP, does anyone have any experience with a 2k migration on these machines?
Compaq Presario Wont Boot
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,[B]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.
Need Compaq Presario V6000 Recovery?
My husbands computer has trojans, and all kinds of malicious files, I need a reboot disk and the HP website is no help. Is there any other way to get one? Or any other way to get rid of these viruses?
Its a compaq presario v6000 and has windows xp home.
Compaq Presario SR1800NX Need Help Recovering
I have a Compaq Presage SR1800NX and it has a virus on it, I can't tell which one I did multiple boot only disk virus scanners, but I don't think they caught it. I can't boot to windows anymore and I don't have the recovery disks, I can't get into safemode, but I can get into the recovery console. What are my options?
Compaq Presario Desktop And Repair
I want to perform a Windows repair on a Compaq Presario desktop computer but the person doesn't have an OS CD. I think what Compaq does is put the setup files for windows on a seperate partition so you install it using their recovery console. However, if you do this then it reformats the hard drive no matter what. This is NOT what I want to do. So my question is, if I can get my hands on a Windows XP Home full install CD (The computer came with Home) and enter in the CD key that came on the side of the Compaq, will it work correctly?
Compaq Presario S6500nx DHCP
I have a Compaq Presario s6500nx that we have put win2k and I have installed drivers that HP provided (after I had to beg and request the win2k drivers from them) I have installed them and the onboard NIC does not work, it stopped working a while back. I have disabled the onboard lan. I installed a US Robtics Model 7900 10/100 NIC and installed all the drivers. I am having a problem with the computer getting an IP address. the network is set up with a DHCP server and it works fine because I never have this problem with any other computer. When I run ipconfig /renew I get the following Error: Windows 2000 IP Configuration The folling error occurred when renewing adapter Local Area Connection:
Re-formating Compaq Presario SR1103WM
After lots of installs, uninstalls, and other acquired crap after quite a few years of use, I'm planning on reformatting my computer (specs are in profile).I have a few simple questions which I hope you can answer. First, I have a single hard-drive that is split in two partitions: C: and D:. The D: has always been locked down as a "recovery" drive. Can I just reformat my computer from the D:?If not, a few years ago, I made a set of recovery disks using the recovery creator. I am unsure on this, but when I made the recovery disks, will it restore my computer to the point when I created them (hope not), or will it completely reformat everything (what I'm hoping for).I plan on doing a "destructive," clean install in order to completely reformat my computer to stock specifications.Lastly, can I upgrade straight from SP1 to SP3? Or do you recommend that I use something like Project Dakota (or RyanVM) to bring me up to spiff with SP2, then make the final jump to SP3?
Drivers For Compaq Presario C552us
I'm looking for windows xp Order of operations driver install list for a Compaq Presario c552us.there was a forum that had it and the driver links can't seem to find it again.
How To Reformat Compaq Presario 3000?
I just want to start over. I burned all my pics and saved what I needed. I would like to give this to my hubby for him to use for his digital camera. How do I make it back to orignal. I have the OS cd and the app recovery cd. When I try to reformat it asks for a earlier date of which I dont have!
Working On Compaq Presario 2100
I'm in dire need of the Windows XP expertise out there.I'm working on a Compaq Presario 2100 for a friend that she wants me to sell for her. When I got the laptop, it had XP Home Edition SP1 with no current anti-virus or anti-spyware software installed.She told me the machine wasn't working right and I'm sure you all can guess why.I believe I've removed all the viruses (1500 or so infected files) and spyware (about the same number of objects found as viral infected files, across Ad-Aware 1.06, SpyBot S&D 1.4, X-Cleaner (Free), and Spy Sweeper 3.5 trial) and the machine seems to be running fine. I've got SP2 installed and have all of the Windows updates installed.One thing I have NEVER been able to do is open the User Account Manager. I can double-click the icon in Control Panel and I get an hour-glass indicating it's trying to start and then nothing.
Compaq Presario S5200NX WinHome Restore
I have a compaq Presario S5200nx that i do not have the restore disk for, its out of warranty and they dont make the restore discs anymore. I do have a win xp home disc, which I installed but cant enter the product key for the licenced copy of windows xp home that i own. can i download a restore disc for this pc, or a way to get past the prod key screen
Factory Restore Compaq Presario 700
i am trying to restore to factorey set up a compaq presario 7oo to be donated to someone. i found the recovery cd and the quick restore cd 1/2/3 however none of these is the one I need. Am I missing a cd
COMPAQ PRESARIO System RECOVER NOT Restore
This is not good, I think. I did a system RECOVER on my Compaq and LOST EVERYTHING (WORD FILES, PHOTOS, ETC.). Is there a way to undo a system recover? I tried to do a system restore to an earlier point but there were none
Compaq Presario SR1265SCL Restore Issue
Compaq Presario SR1265SCL Restore issue. When I try to take the PC into the F10 restore I get the error: STOP: c0000221 unknown Error system Reboot system dell.dll. Can anybody tell me if the restore partition is damaged
BOIS Updates Compaq Presario Desktop
I have a desktop that is stating that I need to update my BOIS or my F7 key will not operate. the version for BIOS that I have is from February 2004. Where can I locate the updates for my desktop so that I can get it up and running again?
Compaq Presario Dead - Restore Failed
Recently took some hits on my Compaq Presario 7478 system. Got two or three nasties via the 'Net. After McAfee's virus scan and removal, began experiencing weird happenings, such as system closing down and restarting. Then just not starting. Tried a few remedies [probably inadvisedly], and finally the system seemed to hang on my restore at the same place repeatedly.Ultimately the system could no longer establish my OS. Restore failed. Bottom line: Could not invoke computer restore. Could do nothing with this computer.Q... Being compaq is the BIOS set to a certain condition that would prevent my reformatting the hard drive and restablishing an OS? Is this an option I can override? If I were to piggy-back the existing hard drive onto an operating hard-drive and reformat would that solve this problem and permit me to then create or repair the hard drive subsequently to get my compaq back?
Compaq Presario Sr1930nx Recovery Disk?
I have a Compaq Presario SR1930NX, it previously belonged to my brother and when I recieved it it was a virus addled mess. Luckily, or so I thought, it had a recovery partition. The problem was I did not know how to use it.
In my searches I found this forum, and specifically this thread, http://tinyurl.com/26cud9k
Armed with this knowledge I went back to my computer and started it up. I tried both F10 and F11, I can't remember which but one did nothing and the other sent me to the standard BIOS menu that I could reach by hitting Esc. Is there some kind of BIOS update I need to run to fix this? Or am I just hosed and have to shell out money to try and get a recovery disc?
Trouble With Compaq Presario R3000 On Startup
I am having trouble with a Compaq Presario R3000 booting up. To be honest, I am not even sure it's a Windows problem, but I figured I'd start here in this section.To start with, the laptop is not mine - just something I'm working on for someone else. Now, as to the problem.The system just shut down all at once one day. Now, when trying to startup, it prompts as to whether I want to enter Safe Mode, and if I select yes, Windows starts to boot and then the computer just shuts down. If I tell it to boot normally, it also starts to load Windows and just shuts down. Furthermore, if I go into the BIOS Setup before Windows even starts to boot, after about 15 or so seconds, it also just shuts down. So, the problem seems to maybe not be Windows - in fact, it seems it's likely a hardware issue of some sort. Of course, the system startup process detects no problems, and there are no beeps.
Lost Japanese Fonts In Compaq Presario
This is my very first post. I hate to bother you so I looked under "Search" using "Global IME Japanese" twice and got totally unrelated virus issues twice so am now forced to bother you. I have Compaq Presario 500 Series Desktop with Windows Home Xp and Service Packs and was able to read Japanese articles on the internet until recently in my Herculean efforts to get rid of BSPlayer that just wouldn't leave, I probably got rid of all my Japanese and Chinese fonts as well so now when I go to Japanese websites all I get are little squares. When I go into Control Panel, Regional and Language Options, Supplemental Language Support, Install files for east Asian Languages, I get a message that what is being downloaded is not as new as what I have, but what I have isn't working, obviously, so I command to over-ride previous IME's and download anyway and in a few minutes I get a message saying that it's not possible to download the Japanese Chinese and Korean language IME (they come in one package.) No further explanation. This is my very first post so I'll be checking for a reply.