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Compaq Presario 3000 wont boot after bios update

Question: Compaq Presario 3000 wont boot after bios update

I just reformatted a friends Compaq Presario 3000 laptop with win xp pro. Everything was working fine on it until I updated the bios. Now the computer starts to come on and then shuts down after about a second. I have tried draining all the power but get the same result. All ideas welcome. Thank you.

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NOTE: THIS IS A COPY OF MY POST ON THE COMPAQ FORUM...getting desperate.

Hi, i bought a 6150b from a company auction. Everything worked perfect for the longest time. Then last week i went to go turn it on, and all it does is run the CPU fan for a couple seconds, flash the AC LED about 7 - 8 times, and while thats flashing the power and hard drive LED’s stay solidly lit. Then it completely turns off. This all lasts about 3 seconds at the most. That’s what happens when on battery power.

When on AC power, the same thing happens, except it continues doing the cycle over and over again until I unplug it.

I think it might have something to do with the LCD monitor, since it does not even show a slight flicker at all. No color change like it would from when turned off to a black back lit screen when turning on….simply nothing.

I opened her up (no warranty anyways) and checked all the connections for the keyboard, monitor, DVD drive etc....also reseated them as well, with no luck.

Pulled the both RAM modules and reseated them as well, nothing.

Pulled the battery as well, no change. Still cycles the same over and over again while on AC

There are no audible errors codes (real nice HP...), and im lost at this point.

Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Compaq Presario 6150b wont boot - no BIOS screen - powers on and off repeatedly

I think instead of just pulling and replacing the CMOS battery you might purchase a new one and install it. Proceed from there. If you get a screen and it's still has a problem try a new PSU. Jazz
 

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My computer is having difficulty and does not load to windows xp. On start up it shows the compaq screen and then goes to the choosing operating system screen. Cannot start windows in safe mode and does not configure to last restore point. After choosing to load windows xp normally and in safe mode it just goes to a blank screen. what to do?? please help

Answer:compaq presario wont boot

Try to refix the RAM in the laptop...http://serveradministrators.blogspo...

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Hi ,
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,
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.
Safe Mode
Safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt
Last known good configaration (The last one that worked)
Ive tried all of the mentioned above and am still stuck in the loop of on off ect i have a recovery disk(the recovery disc doesnt have a menu and its all i had with the pc) but the prompts for this tell me all my data will be lost should i go ahead so im i in a dire as situation as i can be or can someone truly help me out (the system if windows xp).
Keeping my fingers crossed guys as all the family vid clips are on there from when the kids were small
 

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it turns on and lets me get into the bios but wont do nothing else i tryed reloding windows but its saying that i dont have the drivers needed too too do it the message edited by justinbrown

Answer:my compaq presario wont boot up

'too too do it the' ??you will need to be a lot more specific about your problem, i dont seem to understand what is going on.When you switch the machine on, does it give you any errors? please give us the exact error messagewhat can you see on screen?when do you get the message about the drivers? once you are in windows or at the post screen?

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hey i recently got a compaq presario v6000 from a friend and when i turned it on for the first time i noticed that it made 3 short beeping sounds which i found out that it doesnt have a bios image but anyway the power light a battery light flashes and then reboots but i cant see anything on the screen at all when its powered on. also the fans power on for at least 2 seconds then they turn off. i dont have a hard drive but i need to at least get to the bios so i can reinstall the os using usb drive.

any help would be great and aslo people have been telling me that my motherboard could be warped how would i fix this without buying a new one because i have no money at all for the laptop.

Answer:compaq presario v6000 wont display bios and screen is black

It looks like you may have Bad Ram: Compaq BIOS Beep Codes - BIOS Central.
Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code Compaq Presario SR5510F Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English) Or it could be the Video adapter on the motherboard. Try removing one stick of RAM and get to the Bios. You can also download the ISO image for Memtest in my signature burn the image to CD with IMGBurn also in my signature or USB and boot off of the disc and run the tests on each stick of RAM separately.

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My brother updated or tried to update my bios and my computer froze during the download. Now i have a black screen that says Disk Boot Failure and i cant find anything to get it to boot up. I'm running Windows Vista Home premium.
 

Answer:my Compaq Presario SR5130NX wont boot up

Hi

I would contact Compaq support as with OEM motherboards you dont have the failsafe backup BIOS that many retail boards have in case of a bad BIOS update, as in many cases the motherboard is dead unless the company can reflash it, which is why many dont flash the BIOS unless its needed, Flashing the BIOS is not recomended at all unless you know what you are doing and it WILL fix an issue you are having.

http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/contact_us.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
 

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First hi this is my first post.
I have a Compaq Presario V2405US laptop with windows xp home ed, last week I open to turn it on and the Compaq logo showed on the screen it beep twice then the screen read Press <F1> to Resume <F10> to Setup, I press F1 or F10 and nothing happens it wont boot up nothing screen just hangs there, next I Reboot the computer and as it's booting repeatedly tap the F8 key to get to the Safe Mode menu and nothing back to Press <F1> to Resume <F10> to Setup, I tried pressing the ESC key to check boot menu nothing,
I tried inserting the Recovery cd to repair it but it wont work at all , when I reboot it it go?s to the same Press <F1> to Resume <F10> to Setup.
If you have any suggestions please tell me how to fix this, Thank You.

Answer:Compaq Presario V2405US Wont Boot Up

try tapping f3

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i am working on a pc and everytime i try to start it up after the logon screen it gives a failed to start explorer.exe error wininet.dll was not detected and reinstalling the program might fix the problem.

does someone might know what might cause this? they said it had a virus and i thought it would be a easy fix for them bu when i tried to start it up and logon it said that. it keeps giving missing .dll messages and i am not even able to boot into safe mode it just sits there on the screen that has safemode in all four corners.

the os is XP home with SP2
 

Answer:Compaq Presario wont boot into windows

It is almost certainly a virus. Look here for a fix:
http://noahdfear.geekstogo.com/

Regards, Blueheeler.
 

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as above; has kungur motherboard

Answer:update compaq presario phoenix bios 3.06

Update only if you are having a problem.update compaq presario phoenix bioshttp://is.gd/UlFRNP

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I have a compaq presario cq 45 207tu notebook running Windows 7 professional 64bit os in which I was recommended to update to bios by an application help that was not running on it. So I flashed the the existing f60 bios to get replaced by newer f60 bios that is available for download at the drivers and software page.After the setup was completed the laptop automatically shut down and later as I started it, it remained stuck at compaq logo screen. It took no escape or function key commands whatsoever. So I was recommended to try booting it without the bar disc. I tried so and it could go into the bios setup. Thence to confirm whether it was the hard disc that was only corrupt, I put in a hard disc from my friend's Asus laptop and my hard disc into his. I find that both of them are running now. I am trying to get my laptop to start but without success.Please help.Thanks in advance.

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First I want to say hello,as I just registered here on this forum.

I hope I haven't violated any of the rules.
The reason I'm adressing you is because of my (now old) computer (Compaq Presario 14XL242) that i wish to upgrade my computer to windows xp. In order to do that i need to update the BIOS.How do I do that?

Thank you


 

Answer:Compaq presario 14XL242 Bios update

Greetings, and welcome to TSG!!

Look on the manufacturer's Web site for the BIOS update. There should also be instructions on how to do so.

Try: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00034791&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=95128
 

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when I start my laptop it would freeze after it reaches the "starting windows" portion. I tried starting it in 'safe mode' but it freezes after loading windows files.

Answer:my compaq presario Cq62 laptop wont boot up

use your recovery cd, and choose, last knbown good config, or do a system restore from the recovery cd. if you made the mistake of not making a recovery cd you can download one from here http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windo...i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Anyone have a guess why my laptop wont boot? I press the power button and it gets lights like its going to start up(about 2 seconds worth) and then it will just power off. Almost like its going into a safety shutdown. No video...it never makes it that far and does this with ac adapter or battery? I have a little knowledge of repairs but Im stumped. Thanks for any help..
 

Answer:compaq laptop presario 2500 wont boot

ok my dell has been doing this too ... sorry thats no help but damnit it makes me mad

I'm able to get it to boot after many attempts at startups and I mean like 15 minutes of hitting the start button.
 

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hi, i have a compaq v6500 laptop that Ive rebuilt that was working fine even put a new lamp in the display, and now it will only boot to the start screen. have tried linux on a usb stick but no joy. have a new battery and power supply but no difference. is the motherboard a gonner, as i found another one to install which worked fine for a week then failed. the only thing I have reused on both boards is the ram and the cpu. had it running on windows 7 just fine but then wallop nothing. Is there anything i can do or is it another board job or indeed the bin..advice would really help. thanks

Answer:compaq presario v6500 laptop wont boot

Try this - Remove battery and press on holding power button for 1 minute then connect adapter to it followed by pressing power button. Now make a shutdown ,connect battery and adapter.
Or if the problem has just occurred recently you could boot into safe mode and do a system restore.
Also take a look here enter link description here

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Hello,
I have a Compaq Presario Computer with windows XP on it. recently i started getting an error message which says lsass.exe and the computer doesnt go any further after I click on ok which is the only option there. It just goes to a blank black screen. someone mentioned to me that i should try to do a system restore on it through the safe mode, but that doesnt work either becasue same error comes even in safe mode. i have tons of data on this computer and i cannot afford to lose it. i need a way to recover my data. it seems to me that the only option i may have is ot do a system recovery through the cds that i got when i purchased the computer, is that true? someone also mentioned to me that if i have the Operating System CD then i might not have to do anything but just repair. How does this work? I cannot seem to find the O.S cd, where can i get it from? Is it the same as the Windows XP cd? also, this problem has been occuring since a few days now and of course i havent been turning on the computer since there isnt much i can do, so by this problem just being there is it making it worse or not? i just dont have the time right now but does that mean that the problem just sitting there is harming it further? Some people have also told me of how to recover data using Ubuntu or something, how good is that? please help me in this asap. thank you so much
 

Answer:Compaq Presario wont boot up even in safe mode

You can use a number of Linux distros to tunnel through the back door of a Windows system for the purpose of rescuing your files but if you have to burn a CD, it may as well be Hirens BootCD which includes MiniXP and once in there, you'll be in familiar territory to find and copy out your data on to memory sticks or an external hard drive.

When you've got it all, then go for the computer manufacturer's recovery disk and it won't matter too mucj if it restores the machine to the day it left the factory. You'll lose any programmes you've installed since then but hopefully, you'll still have the installation disks for those.
 

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LAPTOP DOES NOT BOOTUP, LIGHTS ARE ON HD STARTS THEN STOPS. CAN'T ENTER SETUP WITH F KEY EITHER. BLANK SCREEN. DON'T BOOT FROM CD ROM EITHER. HELP

Answer:Compaq presario r4125us won't boot to windows or bios

You've tried entering setup using f1 or f10 (RIGHT after you turn the laptop on) and cant get into the BIOS? Sounds like a M/B issue, but if you can get the laptop to POST, you will want to check your hard drive with the manufacturer diagnostic utilities. When you turn it on, does it show anything at all? or just a blank screen completely? If so, probably a bad motherboard / possibly more. HP has a ton of resources for issues with your laptop, good place to start is here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...www.standby-it.com

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Ok. Trying to fix a friend's computer, and seem to have run into a rather strange snag.  Problem:  The computer will not boot past the bios screen. Details:  When you power on the computer, the compaq logo with intel inside shows up and has the <F1 Setup> and <F10 System Recovery> options listed as well.  And this is about as far as the computer gets.  After this the whole computer is just locked up, no buttons work on the keyboard no lights come on the keyboard ect ect.  I've tried mashing on the F1 key as soon as I power on the computer and I can manage to get it to say *entering setup* but it still freezes after this point.  I've already tried eliminating possible sources of problem, all expansion cards removed, HDD and Dvd Rom disconnected, single memory module (256mb ddr 2700), only power, vga, and keyboard connected.  Ive also used the jumper on the motherboard to clear the cmos hoping that would solve the problem, to no avail.  I've tried using a different stick of memory and different memory slot as well...  Tried using both a ps2 and a usb keyboard... Ive even tried pulling out the jumper for the bios password protection (even though it didn't have a password on it, just trying anything I can think of).  The installed bios version is 3.1, and that is about all I know about the computer at this point, other than what the website tells me of it.   http://h10025.www1.hp.com/... Read more

Answer:Computer will not boot past bios screen, Compaq Presario SR...

Try clearing the CMOS again but this time remove the CMOS battery and hold the power button in for a few seconds. Then replace the battery and try booting up again.  On the back of the pc is the PSU condition led green or flashing?

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I went to change the boot sequence to boot from my integrated DVD so I could reload my OS. After making the change I attempted to save the BIOS settings but the system locked up during the process. Now no boot, no screen, no effect when trying to get back into the BIOS. How do I (can I) clear the BIOS?
 

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I was working on a customer's laptop, a Compaq CQ60, that refused to boot into windows and System Recovery disabled all recovery options except for Command Prompt.

On a hunch, after pressing Escape during BIOS boot, I selected HDD Test. The test ran and failed with "Replace Hard Drive." OK.. the laptop sat there for a few minutes and never did anything else, so I tried to get out of that screen. Nothing responded, so I just held the Power button to turn the computer off.

When I pressed Power again to turn the computer back on, the Power and Wireless LEDs comes on, the CD drive is accessed and then the HDD LED lights up for a second and goes out. The screen never comes up nor do the backlights.

I have tried hooking up an external monitor, but that never shows anything either.

I have tried taking the memory out, cleaning the contacts, putting them back in, swapping the modules around, booting with one or the other.... No effect.

I pulled the battery and the CMOS battery, unplugged AC and let it sit for a good half hour. I held the Power button for thirty seconds. Plugged the CMOS battery back in then the AC. Turned it on and still no go.

I cannot figure out WHAT could have happened!? Any other ideas? Thanks...
 

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i dont know anything about computers so i will need a detailed explanation and i need to know how to fix it!! it just stays on the compaq screen

Answer:My Compaq Presario 2500 wont go pass the compaq screen

Hello lilevee22,

Before the problem started was anything added to or installed on the system?

Try booting to Last Known Good or Safe Mode.

Restart the computer during the boot process repeatedly tap "F8" you should get

the Advanced Options.

Let us know if able to get the system to boot with either option.

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I was having problem with my battery not charging so I went to Compaq web site for help. I was told to update the rompaq I guess thats the Firmware for the bios. After installing the update the computer rebooted, but it did not start. Now the computer has power but nothing happens when you hit the power button. Any thoughts
 

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So my advent is a right off because of my/daughters stupidity turns out not only has the h/d failed and needs replacing but I never made a back up and the key for the legitamate xp download has worn off the back of the notebook.

So my ex has said ..hey I have a couple of laptops that need a little work, get them both going and you can have one for free..she's shrewd that one.

So first one an old Toshiba satellite 1800 series with xp model number s1800-814

I can't find the wifi setting to get wifi..she only remembers it ever being hardwired lan I think she had this tail end of 2001..also sometimes when it's on a long time...it just turns off


secondly

Compaq presario r3000 that she had after the toshiba..I think the backlight is out,,as it shows a black screen after start up and on start up the colour is very amber..after start up the screen goes black but tilt it slightly and you can see in the shadows the screen...I've been told this is a backlight failure and it's a simple fix? but also on this one the mouse pad will not work as i try to use the pad and no movement.

I know these faults may not seem biggies to the more informed but at the momment I can't afford new so if I can re-love them and give them life two happy people will be ..well happy

Any ideas Guys?
 

Answer:Toshiba satellite 1800 series & Compaq presario 3000

For the Toshiba

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?z=269
download them here


In check box click to show these below.You can choose all, or, any individual driver.

Product type ---- Archive
Family ---- Satellite
Product series ---- ---Satellite 18xx
Model ---- Select here ----Satellite 1800-814
Short Model No ---- All
Operating system ----- All -----
Driver type wlan driverr
 

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Pentium 4 1.7 GHz, 1024 mb [2*256, 1* 512], Compaq.

Found this machine without HD or memory.
its misbehaving-
Added an old HD and booted one time to XP but I couldn't pass the admion login screen without the password. With other HDs it had various problems. It said a few times an error with the IDE cable. I tried 4 different ones and kept getting the same error, so I doubt its that.

I removed the battery and reset the CMOS then replaced the battery. On startup the memory counts up and stops at 832 mb and a message says there is a problem with the memory and to try removing memory sticks to isolate it. That is 192 mb short of the total: Is that relevant?

Now it gives 2 beeps at startup, which if what I have read on these sites in correct means a memory error.
So I tried the different sticks separately but with all it gives a 2 beep code at startup.
I swapped the HD again, and maybe that is another separate problem, as an IDE DPS self test says it failed completion code 7. Now when I try to boot I get "NTLDR is missing, press any key to restart".

Also, when I go to BIOS, often the boot order has changed by itself. Also, one of the first times I went to BIOS it didn't even recognize a hard drive but then booted from it anyway!
I am not offered in the bios any Voltage analysis of the system to check the PSU.

I am no expert, but suspect possibly dusty contacts in the memory as it was empty and dusty when I found it. I vacuumed the inside. Since I have... Read more

Answer:Wont boot past BIOS. P4 1.7 GHz compaq, 1024MB

That is 192 mb short of the total: Is that relevant?Click to expand...

Very much so.

Experimenting with the memory makes no change in result so I doubt it's the memory. These are the possibilities I see as most likely, main board, processor and power supply.
 

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Pentium 4 1.7 GHz, 1024 mb [2*256, 1* 512], Compaq.

Found this machine without HD or memory.
its misbehaving-
Added an old HD and booted one time to XP but I couldn't pass the admion login screen without the password. With other HDs it had various problems. It said a few times an error with the IDE cable. I tried 4 different ones and kept getting the same error, so I doubt its that.

I removed the battery and reset the CMOS then replaced the battery. On startup the memory counts up and stops at 832 mb and a message says there is a problem with the memory and to try removing memory sticks to isolate it. That is 192 mb short of the total: Is that relevant?

Now it gives 2 beeps at startup, which if what I have read on these sites in correct means a memory error.
So I tried the different sticks separately but with all it gives a 2 beep code at startup.
I swapped the HD again, and maybe that is another separate problem, as an IDE DPS self test says it failed completion code 7. Now when I try to boot I get

"NTLDR is missing, press any key to restart".

Also, when I go to BIOS, often the boot order has changed by itself. Also, one of the first times I went to BIOS it didn't even recognize a hard drive but then booted from it anyway!


I am not offered in the bios any Voltage analysis of the system to check the PSU.

I am no expert, but suspect possibly dusty contacts in the memory as it was empty and dusty when I found it. ... Read more

Answer:Wont boot past BIOS. P4 1.7 GHz compaq, 1024MB

G`day wumpsdad

I`m no expert but I`ve built heaps of systems so here goes.

First leave it plugged into the wall but power turned off and earth yourself by rubbing the side of the psu. Then Unplug all the cards and power cables and data cables from the mobo taking note where they all connect and if you can use compressed air to blow gently all the connection points if not inspect them for dust etc. and clean as best you can.

Plug everything back in one by one (I usually plug card in then take out again then plug it back in to make sure good contacts are made).

If its the bios maybe after these steps you could download the last stable Bios release for that mobo and flash it.

Ps. No one should ever use a vac to clean electronics as the vac creates static as the draw of air creates a vortex and we all know that static and pc`s don`t mix.
 

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Hello, I'm new here and i have a problem with my N100 notebook, Today I update BIOS to newest version. I download it from lenovo page and installed them by using windows software(winphlash). I get communicate telling me that everything goes OK, after that computer reboot yourself. After this operation I can't boot my laptop normally. When laptop is turning on I see only white board, but I can enter to BIOS. When I try to click F12 I'm getting only black screen. I try to unplug my HDD, but nothings change. I try to load optimize default settings, but nothings change either. Please help me, it's a notebook of my girlfriend . Best Regards,Daniel 

Answer:Cannot boot after BIOS update - 3000 N100

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
Please try disconnecting all cable from the unit , Now press the power button for 30-40 sec then release , perform this action 4 -5 times , now connect AC adaptor  to check  by powering on and booting ,Now enter into bios and load bios defaults by pressing F9 button , also ensure the SATA option under storage is set to AHCI  or  IDE mode ,Now save & exit by pressing F10 button  
 
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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i have owned this notebook for a number of years and have a lot of information stored on it that I need. When I press the power button this is what happens:

The power LED comes on,

The HD recieves power and makes a small noise,

The Floppy Drive will act as if it is about to read a disk but does nothing,


The following does not start: Fan, screen, BIOS, DVD-ROM drive.

I do not know the exact specs of the computer, but i know it has extra RAM installed. I have tried starting the computer without the HD, extra RAM, the battery, and the modem. I am running out of options and I really need this computer.
 

Answer:Compaq Presario 700 wont start

Same Thing happened to me. I had to reinstall my OS again. Try and run Your operating system cd. Say xp cd boot disk.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario that is Just making me Nuts, When you press the power button it comes on but you dont get a splash screen or anything at all the Processor is New and it is running XP Home So I dont see why it is acting like it is in sleep mode.
The Keyboard flashed on start up and everything elase is working All I get is A Blank screen Does anybody have any ideas to fix this problem The system is less than a year old HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I have a compaq presario. The bios are poop. Does anyone know if there is a way to update the bios with areal manufacturer? Or am I stuck with compaq's bios? It would be really nice if there was a way to find out who makes the bios for them and update it. Any info would be great. Thank you in advance!
 

Answer:Compaq Presario Bios

You need to get the BIOS from Compaq. While the board maybe MADE by another company, who knows what slight changes to the specs were made.

When you do your next upgrade, build your own and get a real BIOS.

Like working on a NEW Dell PC, almost NO Options, no Temp monitors nothing.. junk... its a DELL!
 

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i have a compaq presario m2000 laptop pc and it crashed few weeks ago. Thought it was the hard drive so i replaced it but it didnt help. When i power it on the power light is lit up and can hear the cd driver working but then it stops and the screen is black. Screen stays black and wont display anything not even a blue error screen. what is wrong with it?

Answer:compaq presario m2000 wont log into windows

Did you install Windows on your new hard drive? ^^

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My grampa found this laptop, I decided to rebuild it so I bought every part I needed (don't have keyboard yet). I put everything together and the computer won't turn on. I press the button the fan goes on and stops the the computer shuts itself off but nothing was shown on the monitor. I tried ram, everything but it won't start I have 2 mobos the New one and te old one and both do the same. I would like to know if the lack of keyboard makes any difference. And if not any way to solve this problem..
Thanks

Answer:COMPAQ Presario V6000 wont turn ON

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My grampa found this laptop, I decided to rebuild it so I bought every part I needed (don't have keyboard yet). I put everything together and the computer won't turn on. I press the button the fan goes on and stops the the computer shuts itself off but nothing was shown on the monitor. I tried ram, everything but it won't start I have 2 mobos the New one and te old one and both do the same. I would like to know if the lack of keyboard makes any difference. And if not any way to solve this problem..
Thanks




Not gonna lie here but you have one of the worst laptops built by compaq/HP. :/
I suggest you open a window on a 2 story house launch it out into incoming traffic.
Wipe the dirt off your hands, Close the window and forget about it, or if you insist on fixing it read this...
[SOLVED] Compaq Presario V6000 series start up trouble - Tech Support Forum

I suggest you read post #17 and #18 those seem like the best answer you could into fixing it.

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windows wont start. message saying windows failed to start,put in windows installation disc.(i have no disc.)

Answer:compaq presario computer wont start up

Don't mean to insult your intelligence but can you Tap F8 before that message appears to get into
safe mode?

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Hello,

I installed XP Pro and SP 1 on a neighbor's older 500mhz Compaq. All is working o.k. except it gives a "shutdown" message much like those we were used to seeing on Win95 ie; "o.k. to shut down your computer....etc." I found no help in the BIOS and I also tried changing the Power Mgmt. settings in control panel to "never" shut down anything automatically. This didn't work either. They are forced to reach around in back of the computer and shut down the main switch.

If you used the switch in the front, you must hold it in for 3 or 4 seconds and then it will shut down but not completely. After about 10 minutes, it re-boots again.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks
JimU
 

Answer:Compaq Presario BIOS setup

Hi Jim
unfortunately Compaq Bios offer very little user based options,the general bios option for this is under the power management options listed quite blatantly as Power Button Function. So if you cant see it then its obviously not available (typical compaq)

On your desktop power management settings there is an advanced tab, referring to the power button you can check that but i wouldnt hold out much hope

You could try the manufactors website and see if there is a new bios available which may or may not have more options
 

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i've lock myself out off my bios, this is my daily puter the i carry with me all the time , am currently running xp pro am able to select where the computer can boot from but to change or to enter into the bios it will not let me , i've never really had the need to enter into the bios thee only time the i remmember entering is when i password protected the bios / supposebly to prevent someone from ever trying to use it if i some how misplace, but am such moran for ever doing this cuz i didn't really do much cuz if i ever did lose it or misplace it anybody could off reformated or continue using it how it is now, if theres no solution the i guess a'l have to live with it like this after all, this bios password does not interfere with anything..

thanks in advanced

Answer:Compaq/presario/bios reset

You can reset it, but it will void your warranty if you open the laptop up. My suggestion is have the manufacture do it for you, they can probably get rid of the password without opening up the laptop. Therefore won't void your warranty.

It's much harder to reset the CMOS on a laptop because the way it's design. You would have to remove the battery, unscrew the laptop while carefully taking it apart. The cover has to come off easily, if you force it you will likely break something. If you manage to get it off search for a small lithium battery and just remove it for about 30min atleast. Put it back, put the laptop back together. And it should reset.

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Hey guys, I have a Pentium 2 Compaq Presario 233MHz system. I was wondering if ANYONE know's hot to get into this systems BIOS. I have been trying and trying but when I hit F10 at the beginning I just get into the COMPAQ diagnostics and setup, and it says nothing about BIOS. My plans are to overclock it to see how it works, just for hands on experience, if you have any tips on that you could help me out with that also. Thanks for your guys help and I hope someone can help me. email me at [email protected] OR send me an AOL instant message at Daws202 which is my screen name. Thanks people!
-Adam-
 

Answer:Compaq Presario 233MHz PII BIOS

Just went threw the same missery
There is a pass word to the BIOS and you need to take out the motherboard battery to erase it. Leave it out for 5 secs, unplug the computer and turn it on unpluged to drain all the power out of it. then reinstall the battery and reboot.
You m,ay have to remove some of the perifs CD burner, JS Ect if it dosent work the first time to drain the power out of everything

Yes it sucks.
 

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I have a Compaq preserio 6000 running XP must be 10 years old and i have just brought a wireless keyboard(usb not ps2) and now it will not recognise it i get the error 304 until i plug in the old keyboard,i was told i need to alter the setting in the bios to enable the usb for keyboard and was shown how to do it on a lappy now when i press f10 i can get into the bios (f10=setup) but i can't find a keyboard setting can anybody help or have i got to have the old keyboard plugged in all the time

Answer:compaq presario 6000 bios help

You need to find the setting USB legacy for DOS (or something similar) and set it to enabled.
this allows the USB ports and therefore a USB keyboard to work before windows loads USB drivers.

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I have a Compaq preserio 6000 running XP must be 10 years old and i have just brought a wireless keyboard(usb not ps2) and now it will not recognise it i get the error 304 until i plug in the old keyboard,i was told i need to alter the setting in the bios to enable the usb for keyboard and was shown how to do it on a lappy now when i press f10 i can get into the bios (f10=setup) but i can't find a keyboard setting can anybody help or have i got to have the old keyboard plugged in all the time

Answer:compaq presario 6000 bios

Click Here to see the settings for your BIOS then on the Advanced screen you will see Legacy Mode Support. It should be set to Auto by default. Check to see that it is.

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hi folks, need help fast,

hi hope you can help i have a presario compaq which when i brought i went into some set up and where as when it loads it asks for a password before it loads.. i now want this off as its just annoying!!! i have the password luckily but whenever i go into it before it loads by pressing esc and try and disable it, and save config its still asks for it when i reboot any help or advice im really willing to pay i even have tried to defualt it and save but still asks any help would be amazing
 

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Does anyone know how to get into the bios on a Compaq presario with a model number of 5340 ?? I have tried pressing delete key.. no affect, tried pressing
F1, F2, and escape, (one at a time) but the bios don't want to open up..
It shows nothing on the screen but the COMPAQ logo when started up. Then goes imediately to the windows 98 logo, then opens up windows 98.. It works ok, but I need to get into the bios to check some settings.
Thank You..
 

Answer:How to Access bios on Compaq presario

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I press all the f buttons on restart plus delete to no avail.Any ideas?

Answer:How to enter bios ...Compaq presario v6.

why do you want to get to the bios?

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Hi , i have a Compaq presario 2100 and i was concerned why it wont install here is the meesage i get:

"UT2004 Critical Error: Failed Reading source of file D:\Textures\X_cp_Evil1.UTX ( Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check).) The Source media may be bad. If installing from CD , try cleaning the CD to remove any dirt and check your CD Drive , and Try again"

I have Cleaned The disc ( Disc Number 4 ) from dirt etc and i have even tryed a brand new disc but nothing seems to be happening this as happened 3 times and im getting really P*SSED off here are my Laptops spec

1.83GHz AMD Mobile
512MB DDR Ram
64MB ATI RADEON IGP 320M Video
30GB HDD

if there is anyone that can help me get past this stupid error i would be glad^^ thanks for reading and hope some 1 can help me

( Note this is the CD Version not DVD Version ) How Many CD's: 5

This only happens on CD 4

Answer:UT2004 wont install on the Compaq Presario 2100

CD drive could bebad. Rip the cd to your harddrive and install it from there instead

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i need help on what to do. my computer shut off by itself and now windows wont open.

Answer:my compaq presario 2100 windows xp wont open

When you start the computer, does it start to boot and give you the Compaq logo or is it just a black screen? If the former, then Boot off of the XP CD Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness Test in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn and boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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My Compaq will not boot up, it shows Compaq and then goes to a completely black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left corner, you cannot F8 when booting, you can F10 but no idea where to go from there. Please help you kind souls out there! THANK YOU!!!

Answer:Compaq Presario Wont start Black Screen

happened to me with Compaq laptop running windows xp .i put in restore disc the computer went to new screen i hit r for recover then i clicked advanced options . then clicked use new restore point it reloaded computer switched to a earlier restore point it did it and restarted no problems

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Compaq Presario 2210us laptop.
XP Home.

Computer came into shop wasn't keeping correct system time. I figured it was a dead BIOS battery. I took the laptop apart and replaced the battery. Should solve the problem right? Wrong. It keeps the correct time when it is on and booted into windows. If I turn off or restart the machine when it is on AC power it will keep the time thru a reboot or being turned off overnight. The problem is when I either reboot or turn the machine off without being plugged into AC power it looses the correct time. Most of the time it will have the time it was shut off or rebooted as the time.

I tried to repair the W32 time and also tried a third party sync software to sync with a time server. This works, but only if connected to the internet. I'm totally out of ideas and really need some help!

Thanks all!

Answer:Compaq presario wont keep correct system time

References I found:

1 - http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/...hreadId=981999

2 - 'I started noticing that my laptop will turn itself off (while on charge) for no reason whatsoever, then the clock on the lower right hand corner started messing up in such a way that I had to sync it with the internet every morning and then when I would turn off my laptop and turn it back up the next morning the time would have stuck at the time I had switched my laptop off the previous night.' from post 30 @ http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:...&ct=clnk&gl=ca

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So my compaq presario wont turn on
I have tried doing a hard reset
Something to note is that when i plug the charger in the light dosent turn on to say its charging
The computer makes no sound at all when i press the power button

Ps.im new so sorry if i put this in the wrong category
 

Answer:Solved: compaq presario cq62 wont turn on

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Compaq Presario 2210us laptop.
XP Home.

Computer came into shop wasn't keeping correct system time. I figured it was a dead BIOS battery. I took the laptop apart and replaced the battery. Should solve the problem right? Wrong. It keeps the correct time when it is on and booted into windows. If I turn off or restart the machine when it is on AC power it will keep the time thru a reboot or being turned off overnight. The problem is when I either reboot or turn the machine off without being plugged into AC power it looses the correct time. Most of the time it will have the time it was shut off or rebooted as the time.

I tried to repair the W32 time and also tried a third party sync software to sync with a time server. This works, but only if connected to the internet. I'm totally out of ideas and really need some help!

Thanks all!
 

Answer:Compaq presario wont keep correct system time

I have the same problem with my Compaq Presario F572US notebook PC, running Vista Home Premium. If I shutdown overnight with main battery out and AC power adapter not plugged in, it will lose time. In my case, the time is usually a few hours after I shutdown, not the time it was shut off, but still hours behind.

I have not replaced the CMOS/BIOS battery. Last time I checked, I found they cost more than I had hoped, around $36. So, I just reset time as needed.

I don't believe my notebook PC ever kept time with main battery out an AC adpater unplugged overnight. I just wasn't aware of it during the first year because I always left the main battery in. I wish I had know while it was still under warranty.

Do you know whether the laptop you're working on ever kept time with main battery out an AC adpater unplugged overnight?

Are you sure you got the right battery for it? Can you test the battery?
 

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Can I know the BIOS Password for the laptop HP Compaq Presario C506TUIts shows the message as "System Disabled [13674]"

Answer:Need Bios Password for HP Compaq Presario C506TU

@Ponkanagaraj? Enter     zulquvm                       or                   cxgqu Regards, DP-K

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Hola buenos dias, Tengo una notebook Compaq Presario 21-N0F3AR la cual al estar encendida y quedarse sin bateria, dio un error de windows  (File:\BCD Error codexc0000034).Al querer entrar a la bios para poder cambiar el oredn de bootea para reparar dicho error, me encuentro que me pide un password de administrador, el cual nunca se configuro.Luego de los 3 intentos fallidos me da el codigo ERROR System Locked 0949F6ABHe ledio en varios foros y a mucha gente le ha pasado lo mismo. he tratado con todos los programas que hay en la web para tratar de sacar el codigo invertido pero todos sin exito.Por favor me podran dar una solucion?Muchisimas graciasDiego  

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System error says 53607277 please help

Answer:compaq presario cq62 bios password

@robwall? Enter   42765879

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Hi, having a bit of trouble trying to find an update for this laptop for the bios for Windows 7 can anyone help?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Compaq Presario F700 Windows 7 Bios

A bios update shouldn't be necessary to run Windows 7.

If you mean that you are looking for drivers for Windows 7, HP hasn't released those, but you can probably use the Windows Vista drivers that are listed for your model at the company's web site.
 

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my dad's old laptop was recovered after long time, but, it asks for bios password and we cannot able to remember any.. My dad said he wasn't sure it was there in the first place. it shows SYSTEM DISABLED 07437 if we try to guess the password for 3times. can anyone provide right code for the bios..?

Answer:Compaq Presario V3000 Bios password

@AshwinRuffian? Enter:      otrquj                      or                  toooa Regards, DP-K

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Hello! I'm new here to these forums hoping to find a solution to this problem that has been bugging me for days and keeping me from setting up my computer.

Basically after several years, I am finally dealing with the loss of my Hard-Disk drive that came with my computer. I have bought a new Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ as a replacement, and I am having trouble setting it up. Here are a few Specs for my computer:

Compaq Presario SR1303WM
AMD Sempron 3000+
BIOS Revision 3.11
Mother Board: ASUS A7V8X-LA

It's a bit of an older computer. The HDD that failed me used the old ATA standard, and I am going from that to SATA II (3 Gb/s). My motherboard does have two SATA ports on it, but I don't think the motherboard supports 3 Gb/s transfer rate. Only 1.5 Gb/s. I have an SATA cable that connects directly from the HDD to the MoBo as well as a power converter that I use to connect power to the new HDD. I am using a jumper on the fifth and sixth pins ::[:]: <--- looks like that. The reason I am using a jumper is because I have read by other people that this puts the device into the 1.5 Gb/s mode, although I'm not entirely sure. The Samsung manual my HDD came with says that in order to put the drive into this mode, you must download and use their software from their site, www.samsung.com/hdd which I have tried and failed. When I run Samsung's software, I get the error: "Error reading from drive L: data area: drive not ready (A)bort, (R)etry, (F)ail?"... Read more

Answer:Why BIOS does not recognize new HDD in Compaq Presario Computer?

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Can anyone tell me how to get to the BIOS
 

Answer:{Solved} accessing BIOS on a compaq presario

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Can anyone tell me how to change the BIOS on a Compaq Presario 5441? I am changing the HDD and need to get the Bios to recognise the new hard drive.Thanks

Answer:Compaq Presario 5441 changing BIOS

F1 or F10 to enter the bios.Removing the hidden "D" partition. click hereChange hard drive and configure on a 5441h + video click here

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I just restored this computer with the factory reset and I need help with the bios password the system disabled key is 59196419. Any help would be great.Thanks so much.Spoiler (Highlight to read)     

Answer:Compaq Presario C700 bios password?

Please try-46894439  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I erased the bios on a Compaq Presario 5340. Now I need to find a bios for it again. Compaq's site is no help at all.

Does anyone know where I could find one?

(my problem is that it will not boot to the HD. it will only go to the floppy disk with a program called KillDisk on it. i connected the HDs to a different computer and it worked fine without the floppy and booted to the OS. and yes the HD is first for boot order.)
 

Answer:Solved: BIOS for Compaq Presario 5340

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can someone unlock my bios hidden (advanced) features i need it i'm advanced user i need those tabsand all hidden functions unlockedbut if there's only hidden advanced and power tab and no more hidden settings send me the unlocked bios to flashModel:Hp Compaq CQ58Bios:InsydeH2O Setup Utility Rev 3.7 (after update)Bios Version:F.29tabsMain (shown)Advanced (Hidden)Security (shown)System Configuration (Shown, it have hidden features but the tab is shown)Power (Hidden)Exit (Shown)Please Unlock And send me to flash it!!!!!!!

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I just restored this computer with the factory reset and I need help with the bios password the system diabled key is 59036668. Any help would be great.













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Answer:Compaq Presario C700 bios password?

Hi, Please try:     46994268 Regards.

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HI everyone! i need some help! i got COMPAQ PRESARIO V5206OM, and i forgot the bios password, when i give 3 times the bad password the laptop show me the next error: SISTEMA DESACTIVADO [01130], if somebody can help me i will be happy! thanks to much! 

Answer:COMPAQ PRESARIO V5206OM BIOS PASSWORD

Hi, Enter    yhtiwp                   or              ehejsej Regards, DP-K

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Cant get into my bios on my Compaq Presario 5304. I tryed delete and f8 but it just gives me to option to boot in safe mode. My CD rom drive wont work and i switched it out with another one but still wont work. I am not sure if they are both bad but I imagane that they arnt. Please help.
 

Answer:(Resolved) Bios Help Compaq Presario 5304

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COMPAQ Preserio CQ57, to open BIOS l pressed F!0 button to set it to boot from a cd. Turned it off and trying to go back In the BIOS, now it doesn't allow me. It beeping and when l stop hitting the button it goes normal. What should l do to open BIOS in this situation?? Currently lm running it with windows 10 (l hate it) l have a cd to go back to windows 8.

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Compaq presario cq71-140ea. Was fine yesterday but this morning it will not start up. It switches on, displays compaq on the screen and then does nothing. Have tried pressing f10 to change the boot sequence with a view to reinstalling, but it just says bios set up options on the bottom of the screen and doesnt actually go into it. All key options have the same effect. Says on the bottom what it is but doesnt 'do' it. Anybody got any ideas as to how I can get her up and running again?













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Answer:Compaq presario cq71, Sudden death, wont start up

Having dealt with a corrupted BIOS, removing the CMOS (coin) battery just resets the BIOS defaults, but you do have to remove the laptop battery as well. Did you remove both batteries ?  I still would really like you to try and start the machine up with one memory stick removed.  Here is quite a good youtube video, he mentions about the battery and electrocution _ you are not going to electrocute yourself, the voltage inside a laptop is very low and besides the battery will be removed.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbvmRsSh210  Remove the top stick first (you don't have to bother putting the cover back on) , insert the battery back in and boot up. If no luck, remove the lower stick and try the other one. If it still won't boot up then I would say the BIOS is corrupted. If it boots then you have a bad stick of RAM. The RAM sticks are keyed, you can not put them in wrong, trust me this is a very simple thing to do.  http://h20574.www2.hp.com/default.htm?lang=en&cc=US&hpappid=psml  Here is also a link to the HP Media Services Library and some screen shots as how to get there.       When you click on the link you may have to sign in again, give both pages time to load, especially the second one, it takes about 30 seconds. In the video it tells you to only touch the memory stick with edges, this is a good idea, but I have seen people treat it very carelessly and it still i... Read more

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I have a problem with a Compac CQ71. Due to the lack of batterypower, my Compac CQ71 decided to shut down right in the middel of a bios update.Now the machine only light up for about 1-2 seconds and dies again.I have tried to press W-key+B but that does not work at all.Please help me with this error.Yours faithfullyFinn Holm

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I have an older compaq presario CQ62 that i'm trying to get running for my father. It will not load stating "Windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause" Status: 0xc000000f Info: the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. I have windows 7 on a bootable USB drive but it gives me the same error when trying to boot from the usb drive. when i try to enter bios to rearrange the boot order it's asking for a password and i have no idea what it is. It's giving me a code # 54391904 any way i can reset password or still boot from USB drive? thank you in advance

Answer:forgot compaq presario CQ62 BIOS password

 Hi, Enter: 41099320

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Hello sir,I have a problem in bios password. I tried to reset cmos by removing rtc battery. But i can't remove password. System disabled code is 09565.Thanks,MNK











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Answer:Compaq Presario v3000 BIOS Password Reset

When asked for password try nddo or vrckh

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I have an COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ61 and suddenly is asking me for the admin bios passwordAfter 3 failure trials, it shows a System Disable KEY:  "50430980".  Is there a way to get over this??













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Answer:Compaq Presario CQ61 BIOS Password Unlock

Please try this Password :  45598306       Steps to be followed:Use the unlock code posted above to enter the BIOSDisable all passwords that are enabledIf asked for current password - type the unlock codeFor new password, just press ENTER keyRepeat the same for verify password column.Then leave the BIOS by saving & exit option to save the changes.  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Sir,My compaq presario cq 60 i have forgot the bios password (Enter Administrator password ?). after 3 attempts i got a code 63186857 Please help me .











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Answer:Compaq Presario CQ60 - How to reset the bios password?

Hi Enter: 72884299

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Hi,I need my bios administrator password for a compaq presario cq57.I get system disabled error 61596522.Thanks.

Answer:compaq presario CQ57 needs BIos administrator password

Hello @kodoku Welcome to the HP Support forum. Please, try to enter this >> 74494504as a response code. This should let you enter BIOS, start your PC, unlock your BIOS and/or reset security settings. Let me know if this works for you

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Need a bios password for a Compaq Presario CQ62-209WM System Disabled KEY: 5503579 Please Help. 

Answer:Need a bios password for a Compaq Presario CQ62-209WM

@curtism49? Check the code you've posted - it should contain 8 digits. Regards, DP-K

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I need my bios administrator password for a compaq presario CQ57-382SR . After three attempts i get system disabled (68942196) error....please help with correct code













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Answer:compaq presario CQ57 needs Bios administrator password

Please enter = 77620118 Regards,KNRKI work for HP

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I won a Compaq Presario CQ40 series laptop. But got forgot bios password.

Answer:Compaq Presario CQ40 series bios password

madarya137 wrote:I won a Compaq Presario CQ40 series laptop. But got forgot bios password.What luck .. If you do not give a code by placing your 3 times one randomly, this time do not open so lucky, you have to contact HP. Regards.

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i need my bios administrator password for a compaq presario cQ57 after three attempts i get system disabled (55514142) error....please help with correct code

Answer:compaq presario CQ57 needs BIos administrator password

Dhunter1Try: 40472184RegardsVisruth

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Forgt the bios password to my presario CQ56 LAPTOP the errcode is 59091082 please help

Answer:forgot bios password's compaq presario CQ56

@n8kdg Please enter     46999004 Regards

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Dear, I have the system disabled on my CQ57.After 3 tries I got the following error message "System disabled [80044099]" Can someone provide me a recovery password. Thanks in advance for help













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Answer:compaq presario CQ57 needs Bios administrator password

Hi,Try: 35922019RegardsVisruth

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Hello sir, I have a problem in bios password. I tried to reset cmos by removing rtc battery. But i can't remove password. System disabled code is 03218. Thanks,Moewin

Answer:Compaq Presario v3000 BIOS Password Reset

Hi, Please try (lower cases)    ebceyfd   or mpf Regards.

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I have a Compaq Presario 2200 model laptop.

I have an issue where every time by laptop batter discharges the time clock resets. I believe that this is realated to the bios battery. I have taken the laptop appart properly via guide provided on compaq website. This is the maintenance guide with all the spare part numbers listed. However, this laptop is out of warranty.

My problem is that I cannot locate the bios battery anywhere on the board. Could someone with some experience pleae review the diagram for this model and tell me where the battery is?


Thanks,
Darmin
 

Answer:Presario 2200 Compaq - CMOS/BIOS battery?

First of all.

Have you tried to calibrate the battery by BIOS? < This might help a lot of problems.

Second

Have you updated your BIOS ?
 

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Greetings! I just crush my BIOS. I tried with holding winkey+ B to recover the BIOS from the HDD - no effect. I`m seeing only a black screen and the CAPsLock LED is blinking twice - BIOS problem. Is it possible to recieve files for USB restoration? I tried to configure usb drive without any success.Pls, HELP!

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Well, last week was going good until my computer decided to melt down. I reworked a Compaq Presario 4712 as a backup, but I can't figure out the bios setup sequence. Can someone please help me. I'm in the middle of backing my web site up, so I can move it to a secure server.
 

Answer:[SOLVED] Compaq Presario 4712 bios setup

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I have a compaq presario c700 that needs a bios reset password.  The key is: 69025856 Can anyone help me? Thanks

Answer:I have a compaq presario c700 that needs a bios reset passwo...

Hello @labpjl  Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for posting. Please, try to enter this >> 76983298    as a response code. This should let you enter BIOS, start your PC, unlock your BIOS and/or reset security settings. Let me know if this works for you

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Hello, I have an administrative password lock on a laptop. This is the error code 94885941. Any help would be greatly appreciated  Thank  

Answer:compaq presario CQ57 needs BIos administrator password

@Xkalibur Enter   21783387

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When I start the computer up it goes to bios screen. It will not let me continue by pressing f2. F1 takes me to help screen, but when I exit that it is right back to bios screen and f2 does nothing.

Answer:compaq Presario s5200nx won't go past bios screen

Mcdolemom, welcome to the forum. Based on the age of the computer, I suspect a failed power supply unit (PSU).  Here is a guide to help you troubleshoot it. 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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I can not use my pc .. I misspelled my bios password and now sends me an error code .. you poede give me an unlock code please. Error Code:  21501 first of all, Thanks  

Answer:Re: Compaq Presario v3000 BIOS Password Reset

Try entering the following unlock code: ckhi

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Hello, I am attempting to access the BIOS on my HP Compaq Presario CQ62. It prompts me for a master BIOS password (which I do not know), and reports an error "System Disable. Key: 87231156"Other threads indicate that this is a common issue. May I please have my master BIOS password? And is there any other way to recover this? Thank you so much!Brandon

Answer:Master BIOS password - Compaq Presario CQ62

@Brandon_S1? Please enter    38199198 Regards.

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After rebooting my system I now come to a screen to enter system password. Only thing is.. I never set this and there is no way around it.I have tried the take battery out reset CMOS trick that used to work in desktops to no avail. this is the message I get after too many password attempts. system disable key 92931076











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Answer:Compaq Presario CQ61 BIOS Password Unlock

Chick try. 23699078 Use that code to go into the BIOS.Disable all passwords that are enabled.If asked for the CURRENT password use that code.If asked for NEW password just hit enter.If asked to VERIFY password just hit enter.Save and exit. REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.

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Hi, cant enter bios setup, got error code: 56085878. Help please. Thanks

Answer:compaq presario CQ57 needs BIos administrator password

Enter the followng unlock code; 49983278

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Says system disabled after 3 attempts at administrator password. Code is 63494577 please help!

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how to run the system bios in laptop Compaq Presario CQ57 with Windows 10?

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ANAKONDA wrote:how to run the system bios in laptop Compaq Presario CQ57 with Windows 10?Hi, Sorry, what are you trying to do ? We don't run the system BIOS. And from your question, all I can say: Please don't touch to BIOS, this is the shortest way to brick your machine. Regards.

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i have apresario 972 its old but good its just a pen. would like to update to a pen.3 or 4 the mother board is a compaq. thats about all i know about it.
 

Answer:compaq presario 972 how can i update it

Can't be done. It is probably some proprietary motherboard if it's a Pentium. If the motherboard is ATX you might....I said might be able to upgrade to a newer ATX motherboard. You will also need a new Power Supply, processor, memory and possible new graphics adapter.
 

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HalloI have problem too. Compaq presario V3000. Displayed system disabled 05093.Please help...TrimsDadan

Answer:Re: Compaq Presario v3000 (V3230AU) BIOS Password Reset

Try entering the following unlock code: dalwpkx

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I would like to update the BIOS of my laptop and see if my 4GB memory module will then be compatible with it. The laptop is currently running Windows 10. It originally ran Windows 7. The latest BIOS version that is shown on Compaq's website is newer than the one that's installed, but it is for the Windows 7 operating system. Is it safe to update to the newer version even though it was made for a laptop with Windows 7?

Answer:Updating the BIOS of a Compaq Presario CQ57-439WM Laptop

Hello  mrkool078, Your PC will work DDR3/1333-MHz type of RAM and supports 8gb MAX 4-GB (PC3, 10600, 1333-MHz) 621569-0012-GB (PC3, 10600, 1333-MHz) 621565-0011-GB (PC3, 10600, 1333-MHz) 639738-001Memory 2 customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slots Supports dual-channel memorySupports up to 8192 GB of system RAM   DDR3/1333-MHzSupports the following configurations:Supports the following configurations:? 8192-MB total system memory (4096×2;not supported on a 32-bitoperating system)? 4096-MB total system memory (4096×1or 2048×2; not supported with Windows®7 Starter OS)? 3072-MB total system memory (2048×1 +1024×1; not supported with Windows® 7Starter OS)? 2048-MB total system memory (2048×1or 1024×2)? 1024-MB total system memory (1024×1;not supported on a 64-bitoperating system) http://www.memorystock.com/memory/HewlettPackardCompaqPresarioCQ57439WM.html The latest available BIOS for your PC is sp64611.exe.  This works with WIN 7 You may try updating. More details See here : http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/Compaq-Presario-CQ57-Notebook-PC-series/51...   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You... Read more

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