Question about Compaq CPQ/Presario5006EA uWave2 K7 Motherboard

3 Answers

Compaq Presario 5102US with uWave2 motherboard just want to fdisk & reformate

I am an older gal who took Comptia A+ so I know enough to get into a lot of trouble but also can dig myself out of a deep hole too. The bios version is no where to be found. I get into cmos and there is no way to get into dos to fdisk and reformat and reinstall XP. I have done the delete or the PF10 to get into cmos but not much there. I have tried the tab, pause, pf all and they don't do anything. I tried to get c prompt from XP but it wouldn't let me changed switches or anything it just said something like c: settings and documents\jessica. I tried to uninstall so much to get it to let me install from the cd and in doing so I ended up with safe mode. A this point I doubt if I can update bios, I don't think this one is supported and it's too old and well it's a Compaq. I have only flashed a bios once successfully about three years ago and it was a Dell driver and learned the hard way that you have to unplug so much for the drives to allocate drives correctly even though they say the bios is for your specific configuration. I would like to just reinstall XP but if not I would like to just fix the corrupted file and use machine as word processor for daughter at best now. Right now I can get into to with safe mode but in order to be able to load up anything off of XP cd it is wanting system 32\hal.dll file in order to run things ...it lies too. I have gone to the website for this motherboard but they start helping at 486 and this is 386. I knew better than to buy Compaq but daughter bought it without consulting. I have gone to HP but those guys in India or where ever don't have a script for this one. I spent a lot of time chatting with online support and it is a complete waste of time. Not much on the internet. This machine has floppy but not my other machine ( I don't know why they got rid of floppy's) so how do I replace corrupted file on this machine since it won't read XP cd unless it has this file. All programs are deleted so can't get on internet with it. I would like to take sledge hammer to it but we could use it.

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • Deanne Bee Apr 24, 2007

    What you say makes sense until I do it on this computer. I have done what you are suggesting but it doesn't work. The cmos is already set to boot from the cd first. I made sure of that. I know this makes no sense but when I put in the disk and turn on the machine the ram count goes on but then all I get is a blink _ in the upper left hand corner and it just stops. When I take the XP disk out it will then go into safe mode and if I pick install I get the dreaded Protection Fault TRAP0000000D or if I select go into XP on the computer it will take me in with limited functions. The only thing on the desk top is the recyle bin and no task bar.
    I have gone into the desk top by the only means available - Recycle bin and can move around there.

    I thought I was able to select the missing system file off the disk and put it into the windows folder this way but it didn't seem to fix it.
    So maybe I should try finding an old win 98 floppy boot disk and try to boot to it on this machine it originally had the dreaded ME on it.

  • Deanne Bee Apr 24, 2007

    I have also tried thru the recycle bin and get to my computer and click on the XP in the cd drive and it opens and then an error message says
    "The procedure entry point SHRegGetValueW could not be located in the dynamic link library SHLWAPI.dll"
    I click on ok on this message and it's basically stuck with white out window on top of installation window.
    I don't have another floppy drive at home to make a copy to boot from yet but could try that too. I didn't know you could boot from floppy for XP

  • Deanne Bee Apr 24, 2007

    Hey sandrew,
    you are a smart person. I tracked down my old floppys and found an old Win98 boot floppy. I changed boot order. Then put it in an started and I am getting an a: which means I maybe moments from fdisking this so and so. Keep your fingers crossed. I am too excited...right now I will let you know if it works.

  • Deanne Bee Apr 24, 2007

    Well I tried to switch to c:\> but it says it is invalid. I can switch to d:\> and back to a:> but for some reason it doesn't recognize the c drive??? I thought I was moments away from fdisk and of course the universe plays once again with my head. Ok so I am back at a:\> with the Win 98 boot disk...how do I fdisk from here?

  • Deanne Bee Apr 24, 2007

    I am not sure what you mean by click live support, if you mean there should be a live support button on this page I do not see one and I looked around on the site and didn't see anything that said live support. Does it go by another term?

  • Deanne Bee Apr 25, 2007

    Well I hadn't left but my messages were not posting and I wasn't getting you postings either there was some sort of big delay. Then I got a whole bunch of your messages all at once. You had left thinking I had already left. Well you know I went to the link you gave me and then I decided to think outside the box. I decided to see if Win98 cd would format for me....hey it did and right now it is installing win98 as I write this. I may try to upgrade to XP if possible from there. But hey you got me thru the worst of it which was cleaning out that disk. It should have been so easy but as you saw it was bucking the whole way. I want to thank you for hanging in there and sticking it out. I have been to so many sites and with chat with HP and got no where and they hadn't a clue and didn't bother to try anything. No one addressed this on so many sites. As you can see these old compaqs with their awful cmos and bios with no version numbers can be a pain to try to figure out.
    I sent in a great rating for you.
    Thanks again.

×

Ad

3 Answers

IT WONT RECOGNIZE THE drive because its ntfs so just get it to A: then type fdisk and delete non dos partition the repartition it in fat32 then put in the xp disk and boot it up now you can reload windows works every time peace

Posted on Aug 07, 2007

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 12 Answers

Have you tried to make a bootable floppy on another working Windows XP OS? try to make a bootable floppy, insert it into the troublesome machine, start it and boot. once booted, run your fdisk and start to install windows XP. Or check to see if you can adjust your boot order options to allow you to boot from cd first and start to install Xp from a bootable cd without the need for fdisk. I hope this helps! good luck.

Posted on Apr 24, 2007

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,961 Answers

If you need to install XP, you need to get into the cmos settings and in the standard settings enable your cd drive as the first boot device, save setings and exit. Put the XP cd in your drive before you boot the pc, then when on the screen you are prompted to press enter to boot from cd, it will then go through the installation process and ask if you want to format in fat32 or NTFS, the later is the norm for XP. You can delete or set up partitions and format using the cd you do not need to use fdisk as XP does not use it unless you format with a win98 cd

Posted on Apr 24, 2007

  • 4 more comments 
  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Apr 24, 2007

    sorry i meant unless you format with a win98 floppy boot disk

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Apr 24, 2007

    if you need instructions to format click live support

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Apr 24, 2007

    home page right hand side

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Apr 24, 2007

    let one of our experts help you live (with the pic of a woman), then select desktop pc's then select sandrew

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Apr 25, 2007

    sorry i waited as long as i could, but you didnt reply, hope youre ok, this is the link for the fdisk command
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.asp...

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Apr 25, 2007

    thankyou very much debe, best of luck with your upgrade!

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Were do I get the manual for Compaq Presario uWave2 K7 Socket 462 Motherboard?


You can download drivers and manuals for HP ( and Compaq) products from the HP website. Go to http://www.hp.com/support and click on the map of the USA.
On the next page, click on United States (English)
Under "Support for your products" either click on "Download drivers and software" or "See support and troubleshooting information".(For manuals)
In the "For Product" box enter the model number of your computer and click on the arrow to the right of the box.
You can now click on the manual that you want to download.
If you have any additional questions contact me by clicking on the "Add a comment" link located under your problem description on FixYa. Also, if you believe that this information was helpful to you, please rate my solution using FixYa's "Solution Helpful" rating scale.
Best regards,
Yavacotech

Mar 11, 2011 | Compaq Presario uWave2 K7 Socket 462...

1 Answer

I have this pc HP Presario uWave2 Socket462 Motherboard compaq presario 4000. The problem is that is doens't on, the cpu has the light in green but the monitor doesn't show anything, something if they...


alot of motherboards use shared memory for display meaning that if the memory cards lose connection no video.
take memory cards out of the computer and clean the gold contacts with pencil eraser and try rebooting the computer to see if you get video if not try 1 memory card at a time to see if there is a bad stick of ram causing it not to show video.

Jun 26, 2010 | Compaq Presario 4000 System Board...

1 Answer

Where can I get another restore disk for this computer, the one i have is damaged


From HP Support. (HP bought out Compaq)

http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/contact/phone_assist.html

1-800-474-6836 in US.

Restoration Disk/s is free. Shipping and Handling is not.
$17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24 for a 2 to 3 day.
I know it's a working number I called it.

May 19, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5102US PC Desktop

1 Answer

Looking for a manual and motherboard layout for a compaq presario 4090us 4000 seirs 900MHz duron processor built sometime in the late 1990's the motherborad has a name on it between the 3 pci slots that it...


the mother board is 17 years old and will not run the later ad on or plug in cards
The power supply problems can be corrected with a new power supply
discuss the matter with a computer repair shop as the unit can be upgrade for less than 1/2 the price of a new unit , be faster more reliable with a bigger ram capability
there are sshd hard drives that have no spinning disc so it never wears out and crashes
it never costs to just talk and get ideas and once you have the ideas you can always install it all your self

Mar 20, 2017 | Compaq Presario 4000 System Board...

1 Answer

Hey im trying to install this motherboard in a newer case so it can be used just for a spare, does anyone know how to plug in the pins for this motherboard correctly? i couldnt find it in the manual...


Most of the time you can find that info on the manufactures web sit. Also on most, but not all there is very small letters printed on the motherboard that can help you figure it out.

Oct 30, 2009 | Compaq Presario uWave2 K7 Socket 462...

1 Answer

CPQ/Presario5006EA uWave2 K7 Motherboard Manual


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=1838918&lang=en&

Jun 27, 2009 | Compaq CPQ/Presario5006EA uWave2 K7...

1 Answer

I looked, but didnt come up with what I was looking for. I have an older compaq presario CPU intel 5321SR pentium 4 1500Mhz 1Core BIOS ver compaq 686Y2 v1.05 9-6-01 What would be the biggest CPU for this...


Hi, just looked at your system on the Compaq website.This pc does not support further cpu upgrades.The only upgradable item is the memory. If I can help further contact me on http://www.motherboardsrus.net and use the contact us link Chris the computer doctor 07926-106150

Jun 07, 2009 | Compaq CPQ/Presario5006EA uWave2 K7...

1 Answer

Why wont my front usb ports work


My guess is that the cable from the front usb isent connected properly since everything els working from the front

Dec 07, 2008 | Compaq Presario uWave2 K7 Socket 462...

1 Answer

I reciently aquired a new case for my hard drive and stuff. Everything works correctly except the front usb ports. What do u think is wrong?


THERE PROBABLY JUST NOT CONNECTED, LOOK AT YOUR MOTHERBOARD MANUAL AND SEE WHERE THE USB-PINS ARE ON YOUR MOTHERBOARD FOR THE FRONT OUTPUTS...

Dec 07, 2008 | Compaq Presario uWave2 K7 Socket 462...

1 Answer

Motherboard


the spare part number you need is 232148-002.

here is a site selling one for $35

http://www.alancomputech.com/232148-002.html

Jun 08, 2008 | Compaq Presario uWave2 K7 Socket 462...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Compaq CPQ/Presario5006EA uWave2 K7 Motherboard Logo

849 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Compaq Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Lee Durbin
Lee Durbin

Level 3 Expert

408 Answers

Are you a Compaq Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...