My Compaq Presario Will not even show curser after start up
After start up On Compaq Presario 5WV270 can not even get the curser to show on monitor. From what I can see the fans work and I think cd rom is working but I can not get anything to display on monitor. The monitor is good.
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Make sure that your monitor cable is plugged into the back of the computer, also sometimes depending on the setup of your computer there can be 2 places to plug you monitor into on the motherboard, if you see another port that looks the same try plugging it into that one and try again.
check the ram memory ..if this shows up OK (verify it in another computer with the same specifications ) ...than the CPU is to blame ..open it up ..and remove for a few seconds the Bios battery to see if you messed up with the temperature settings ..This will reset to factory settings ..and if there is teh case with temperature limits too low set ..than it will power up after ..if it is the CPU you will have to change it
You should not need a driver for the monitor to work, as long as you are using Windows XP and above as this OS will , or should work with all monitors. In windows update, you will probebly get offered a driver for this monitor, which you can download and install if you wish
Initially test the monitor in another pc, if display available use the monitor in Compaq presario sr1610nx. Load to BIOS by restarting and tapping F1, if the display available, the computer is ok. restart and tap F8, if the advanced boot option screen comes up, the software is ok.
Restart the computer and tap F10 and proceed with a destructive recovery to reload the operating system on the computer
Connect the monitor to some other computer, e.g., a notebook, and see if it does the same thing. If it does, then the monitor is the problem.
If it does not, then your computer is not putting-out any "video" signal, and so the monitor goes to "sleep".
If you have MORE than one VGA-output port on your computer, connect your monitor to the "other" VGA port.
Or, press-and-hold the ON/OFF button on your computer, to force it to completely shutdown.
Could be a number of things...motherboard,hard drive going bad or as simple as a virus/spyware problem. I would formatt & do a clean install of windows to illiminate any virus problems. Then if it still has this problem, look to the motherboard & hard drive.
installing windows 95 on your pc would require you to have a bootable disk (either a floppy or cd) insert your bootable disk and go to bios settings --> once you start your desktop pc, press Del key then go to Boot menu and select your frist boot to floppy or cd (wherever your bootable disk is) then exit and save changes. once your pc boots from the bootable disk goto C: then make a directory (let's say Win95) --> C:\md win95 then press enter then goto that directory which you've just created ---> C;\cd win95 then press enter then copy your windows 95 disk on this directory once you finished copy, run setup be sure to remove your bootable disk the next time your pc restarts or change the boot sequence (again in Bios settings) to your harddrive as first boot hope this helps
Yes you can upgrade to windows xp service pack 2/3 without problem. I recommend you update the bios (rompaq) from the revision on the compaq site, and install at least a second
SDRAM 256mb memory module in it first or it will run slow and hang up frequently. I've been running mine on XP for years, still using it now;) (with 384 memory-one 128chip and one 256 chip)