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Is the for a laptop or a desktop computer

In either case got to youtube and search for installing ram

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Apr 08, 2015

You have to go into the bios and change the boot sequence
How to Fix Issue Booting to DVD CD with New UEFI BIOS Boot Order

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Apr 08, 2015

I have the same problem with my Amicroe. Did you get the back cover off yours? If so, how did you do it?

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Jan 10, 2015

What windows do u use? Win XP SP3 will probably fix the problem, or if u can find device driver for your usb media controler that will solve that will solve the problem

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on May 11, 2014

Test your PSU power supply unit or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

Testing & replacing the PC's power supply

WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules

Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty

if its a 40 pin flat ribbon type it will be the first to fail

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd and floppy have secure connections and are not faulty

even something as small as a faulty electrical fan and its lead can cause you problems
computers need all power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

Check your RAM.
The RAM is located in the middle of the motherboard.

There are tabs that you can push to release the RAM.
Remove it and put it back in place until the tabs pop out.

Loose RAM can cause your computer not to start properly where you want to see a video signal.
Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.

Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.

Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots, lightly rub alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r

Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes.

If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. Make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket
if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free

Restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard

Check the vga lead for secure dust free connection or try another vga lead.

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Apr 15, 2014

Much more info needed if anyone is to give suggestions. Do you mean memory as in the RAM of the system or a memory accessory such as a thumb drive?
Does this happen before the Operating System starts or after? If this is happening while the BIOS is loading try unplugging all accessories except the keyboard. If it hangs at the same time as earlier then take out your RAM and reinstalling it if you think this problem has to do with the memory.
Good luck

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Mar 19, 2014

not being rude but take it to a tech. if you have to ask then you really shouldnt be tinkering with your gear as you can mess it up really bad and possibly render it unuseable

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Feb 24, 2014

Computer sees the drive. That is important. I'm assuming this uses a standard IDE cable and the drive isn't physically damaged. Make sure it is the only drive connected and it is the Master. Try flipping the cable if you have checked that the connection has a snug fit. Put the connector that you had the hard drive originally on and place it on the motherboard and the connection that the motherboard had insert it in the hard drive.Or better yet try a new cable. IDE cables have a tendency to fail. You could also try some recovery software. Maxtor is now part of Seagate so you can try here:
If you absolutely have to get data off this drive and you are desperate, then you could try the freezer trick. Put a dry towel and hard drive in the freezer for an hour or 2. Take the hard drive out and wrap it with the cold dry towel. That is to try and minimize any condensation build up. Plug in the hard drive and see if it works. This could potentially kill the hard drive but I have recovered data using this method before. If this works for you do not depend on this drive anymore. Good luck.

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Feb 11, 2014

If windows 7.x or 8.x drivers can be found automatically using "update driver" in device manager or windows update. otherwise try hp.com.

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Dec 18, 2013

When your computer won't boot there are several things that could be wrong. The first that is most common is a virus got on your computer and corrupted the OS. The second is the Hard Drive is failing and the third would be bad drivers or program got installed.

I would first reboot your computer and right before the Windows loading screen comes up, hit F8 every half a second until a menu comes up. The first thing on the menu to try is Boot Windows in the Last Known Good Configuration. If that doesn't work repeat the process and try booting in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Network Connectivity. If your computer won't boot after trying each one, there is a possibility that there are hardware issues or the OS is to corrupt to start. If this is the case you will need to take it in for an IT Professional to look at. If you can get it to boot, then scan for viruses with a program called ComboFix from bleepingcomputers.com then make sure that you uninstall any recent programs.

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Dec 05, 2013

Check that you hooked up all the power supply connections. Try a new motherboard battery as the old one may be dead and the bios is not working. You are evidently not getting a post beep signaling that the cpu, ram, video are good.

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Nov 27, 2013

There are some possibilities through you can increase performance and solve ur hanging problem.
1. Open command prompt and type chkdsk and press Enter. after few seconds it will ask for Y/N and type Y and press Enter.
2. Type defrag c: -f and press enter. It ill defrag your c drive.
3.Click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>System tools>desk Cleanup and it will scan the temp files and will delete them after clicking on OK after scanned.
4. otherwise needs to upgrade the RAM.

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Oct 11, 2013

Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen a certain key to press usually the Delete or F2 to enter setup this may vary depending on your computers bios other possible keys
Acer: - Ctrl +Alt +Esc

ALR PC: (F2) or (Ctrl)(Alt)Esc)

AMI BIOS: (Del), (F1) or (F2)

AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl + Alt + Esc

Award BIOS: (Del) or (Ctrl)(Alt)(Esc)
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys navigate
load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Jul 08, 2013

You will need to type motherboard name ID and the cpu ID
Upgrading to more modern operating systems depends on the type of processor in the computer.
One of the main differences between the two systems is that a 32-bit operation requires either a 32-bit or 64-bit processor, while a 64-bit version must have at least a 64-bit processor.

The operating system will register different on each computer that is running the platform. When a user clicks on the Start button, they can go to the Control Panel, followed by the System and Maintenance tab and click on System.
This will show whether the computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Apr 27, 2013

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