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Some power supply's loose the -5 volt part of the supply. Try a different power supply.

HP Compaq dc7600... | Answered on Mar 08, 2016

Make sure your clear cmos jumper is not in the clear position! It is usually close to the battery and there is labelling on the mboard near it. If you're sure you didn't move it, then don't worry about that.Did you try setting the bios to defaults?
One possibility - it could be it does this if you don't re-set at least the date (and possibly the time) in the bios from the default it sets itself to when you remove the battery or use clear cmos - set it to today's date and time, or to anything other than the default, save settings.
If after you save the above settings, turn off the computer for a few minutes, and check the bios again, the date and time re-sets to defaults, then the cmos doesn't see the battery. If the date and time are consistant with what you set them to, it is seeing the battery.
By the way, I don't think this is the problem because you have the 162 error code, but make sure the battery polarity is right - is in the holder the right way - and the contacts for it are making good contact - if it is the wrong way or the contacts are poor, the cmos will think there is no battery. Usually you can tell by the way the contacts are arranged which way it goes - if it is the wrong way both contacts touch the same part of the coin cell (if that is what you have) - usually + is upwards.
Make sure your clear cmos jumper is not in the clear position!
If setting the bios to defaults, setting the date (to anything other than the default) does not get rid of the error message, try making sure everything on the board is properly seated. Unplug the computer when you do that!
.........it says memory error, below that it says 162 System Options not set, then it says 164 error.
162 System Options not set
I just took everything that would unplug and reset them in and it corrected the problem. Thanks
That error code is common on many computers, and in many bioses.
161 POST Error - System options not set - (Run SETUP) - battery
162 POST Error - System options not set - (Run SETUP)
161 System options not set; dead battery
162 System options not set; CMOS checksum/configuration error
If it is 161 the battery is dead, it is installed with the polarity backwards, or the battery contacts are not making good contact.
If it is 162, there is nothing wrong with the battery - you need to go into the bios Setup.
I have found nothing other than the above post about what to do about that.

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HP Compaq dc7600... | Answered on Oct 17, 2015

Does the computer completely die after hitting the XP screen or does it reboot?
If it reboots you should run through the system repair console.

If the fans stay on, then it dies completely it might just be overheating.
In which case, open the case, carefully remove the fan and then clean the gunk out of the vents in the heat sink. (Don't remove the heat sink or you will need to buy thermal paste and apply that).
You can normally brush the dust and gunk out with a paint brush

HP Compaq dc7600... | Answered on Mar 27, 2015

update sound driver .find driver from hp web site

HP Compaq dc7600... | Answered on Oct 17, 2014


This sounds like your cooling fan is not working correctly open the case and remove all dust from you CPU cooler and heatsink and this issue should then be resolved

HP Compaq dc7600... | Answered on Aug 24, 2014

start bar / run / type CMD and enter
type "chkdsk c: /f" and press enter (without the quite marks)
let it run through, that should fix any file errors.

HP Compaq dc7600... | Answered on Jan 13, 2014

Just what are you attempting to do? If you attempt to update your Bios and any interference occurs along the way....good bye BIOs. No Bios...no computer operation either.
It isn't clear just what you need Bios Code for?

HP Compaq dc7600... | Answered on Jan 03, 2014

The code is only translated by HP and is of no use to an assistant; however, I suggest you go to HP.com, allow the Automatic search of your HP devices, and when it finds the computer; go to the Drivers section. Download the drivers and perhaps a reset will occur and eliminate the code in question.

HP Compaq dc7600... | Answered on Jan 03, 2014

A standard ATX PS won't fit in your low profile case. The plug types can be different too. Usually there's a schematic with a PS that describes the wire color of each voltage. So you could conceivably shove the pins out of one PS plugs and insert them into the different plug, or solder the wires to the correct pins, and leave the PS outside of the case.

HP Compaq dc7600... | Answered on Nov 17, 2013

Lock the computer by pressing the Win+L keys and press shift keys many times. Now is any sound coming from desktop ?

HP Compaq dc7600... | Answered on Oct 11, 2013

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HP Compaq dc7600... | Answered on Jun 07, 2013

Hi, if your hearing a beep when the bios or pc is booting, there might be a hardware thats failing. Check this link as your reference: http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

HP Compaq dc7600... | Answered on May 07, 2013

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HP Compaq dc7600... | Answered on Apr 05, 2013

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