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you meant Installing? every boot we load XP, well we dont you do.
as XP is a virus magnet and we stopped using it 3 long year ago.
nor is it fun to b Cyber-attacked forever, with XP, why use XP

sure it dont work its old, and fully infected,
seems like the HDD is bad to me.
let me guess, those Install disk are no HP real disks. are they.

upgrade the PC to SSD. ? if cash flush, wild abandon?

or is this post really "how to fix PC with no cash, QOD"?
it came with Windows 98 the old old pc.
hp does not support it now. its DEAD.
AMD K6-2 366 MHz
square screen 4;5
Like your friend id pitch it the trash, and go to goodwill
and find a w7 laptop for near NUTTN

really, life really does not incuded XP now, 2017. it does not.
or pure H3LL awaits you, IMO
carbon dated at 1999, its 18 years old.
and you want to fix this THING>?

go to goodwill store
walk in and grab a $20 pc with a w7 COA sticker on the bottom
and run that. fix that, for the hope thing to happen.


Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jun 30, 2017

Are you sure you really need a bios upgrade? I've worked on older computers that have NEVER had a bios upgrade. Ar you having other problems with it, a virus maybe? Can you give us something more to go on to help you?

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Mar 29, 2014

Error 22 does not seem to be an error code according to the manual:

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jan 07, 2014

Remove main battery from laptop and plug in adapter, if the computer fires up the battery is bad, no change, have the adapter tested, if okay, the problem lies in the motherboard, sometimes the DC jack works it's way loose breaking connection from main board, at this point it must be dismantled to address the situation.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on May 15, 2012

That is normal to have a selection when BIOS loads on some notebooks it gives you the option or choice to F1 to continue to boot Windows or F10 to go to the BIOS. It is part of the BIOS during boot up. Nothing to worry about. This is rather a cool method of accessing without have to figure it out as to how to get to the BIOS if you need to make any changes in the BIOS. John

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Apr 14, 2012

can you go into the bios on boot up to do a full system scan, i only say, because this happened to me and it turned out to be a bad hardrive

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jan 29, 2012

you will need something like this

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Aug 11, 2011


Yes you can

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jun 10, 2011

1st way is- 'start>>all programs>>compaq>>tools>>sys-recovery' 2nd way is- Just restart your laptop and go in BIOS settings. One of the menues is reset to factory settings, or something like load dafault settings. Enjoy !!! Thank you for using Fixya !!!

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Nov 14, 2010

First of all, you need to make sure your power adapter is providing enough power to both run the laptop & charge the battery. A very good way to do this is to compare your laptop voltage & ampere requirements (written on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop) with the voltage & ampere ratings of the power adapter. Voltages should be the same, or the power adapter's voltage about up to 0.5 volts more than the laptop's voltage rating. Amperage of the power adapter should be at least equal to or greater than the laptop's rating. It should never be less than the laptop's rating, or else the power adapter will be providing insufficient amperes to charge the battery. Of course, the power adapter's nominal amperage might be ok, but it degraded on usage. You can verify this by testing using a good or new power adapter.
If the battery did not charge using the new power adapter, take the battery off the laptop, & using a dry tooth brush, scrub in between the fins of the battery connector on the motherboard & on the battery it self, then put the battery back into the laptop & try again.
If this still did not resolve the problem, then the battery itself could be bad. Try it on another laptop, or try a good or new battery in your laptop.
If this did not work, there might be a possibility that the charging circuitry on the laptop's motherboard is defective & needs servicing. In order to do this, the laptop needs to be disassembled & the motherboard checked for defective/burned out components in the area near the DC jack. Any defective/burned out components found should be replaced, or you might need to replace the laptop's motherboard altogether

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Aug 21, 2010

It is very old laptop 1275 had windows 98.it is one of the oldest laptops

no one will buy it

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jul 22, 2010

You need a larger drive, or less programs. windows uses 2.88 GB and likes 1 GB to swap in.
Try going into control pannel and add/remove programs and on the left side of the screen there will be add remove windows components - to delete things you don't need. Games, MSN explorer, fax services, desktop wall paper, mouse pointers, paint etc. All of these will free up 50- 60 MB. Which isn't a lot, but its something. There are also ways to delete all the help files, and empty folders, duplicate files etc. The bottom line is a larger drive is required.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jun 17, 2010

the service manual is here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=95011&
often theres a slot at the side you can unscrew and remove the drive - however, looking at that service manual in the link above - you do need to take the laptop apart toaccess

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Apr 21, 2010

the Version your is not proper or the programing is faulty.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Feb 04, 2010

Yes, but fairly difficult. Try to find a wireless pcmia card with teh original disk that should have a program that will install a utility and o the setup for you.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Feb 02, 2010

Hello, the short answer is YES you can. I am not sure why are you trying to do this but just remember while running laptop just AC power your are running the rick where if you accidently move the laptop and power connector coming lose from laptop will cause instant power off. This can cause you lose data you might be working on. This can also cause OS corupption.
So my recommendation is to do this if absolutely nessasary and be sure thatpower cable doesn't get pulled or moved.

I hope this helps,

Kind regards,

Amar Sondhi

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jan 24, 2010

Inside the computer on the motherboard.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jan 08, 2010

Most laptops have switch located ether on front of laptop it self or on one of the sides. If not another option they come with is FN key in lower left by Ctrl and Window Key which looks like a flag and while holding this find one of the F keys that has little antenna like symbol or like you see it when wireless is connected.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 16, 2009

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