I bought the computer about a year ago and it was used. when i began to use it was a little slow but overall it was working with out any problems. i would download music from limewire and am sure that is what caused the problem. anyway just recently it shut down on me, and restarted all by itself. i let it do this, thinking it would eventually stop but it did not. it starts out normaly, then it will go to balck screan that sais sorry but the system did not start succesfully and it could bed due to a new hardware or software cofiguration. it then gives a few options on haw to star, includding start normally or in safe mode. i let it run and it starts out normally untill a light blue screan flashes with words, too quickly to read. it will then do this untill i turn it of. HELP PLEASE!!!!! i dont know how to fix it.
oh ya when i push F12 it sais that the operating system is not found...this may help.
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Each program that is simultaneously running on your computer is using some of the RAM. If the sum of the sizes of those programs is larger than the total amount of RAM installed on your computer, then Windows writes some of the contents of RAM to the disk-drive (compare to moving a book off the kitchen table onto the bookshelf, to make room for a different book on the table).
When Windows is finding that "too much" of the RAM has been written onto the disk-drive (because you are running "too many" programs at the same time), then you get the "low virtual memory" message. Windows will reserve additional space on the disk-drive, but this will take up to 1 minute.
This advice relates to the Compaq Presario 3000 Notebook series but may also apply to other notebook computers as well.
The heat sink and fan assembly is probably clogged with dust and airborne particles. The clogged cooling parts can lead to heat problems with the CPU. When the system (CPU) gets to hot, the fan has to kick into high gear to try to cool things down. Once you remove dust and debre from the heat sink fins and fan, you will immediately experience better cooling and less fan usage. Your system may also be set for dynamic switching of CPU speed. If you CPU gets too hot, the system will reduce clock speed and ramp up fan and everything will slow way down. Use a good system monitoring software such as Notebook Hardware Control to monitor your CPU temperature, HDD temp and so forth. When the system starts getting too hot, first look at clogged heat sink fins as possible culprit. If you're good at electronics you may be able to service the unit yourself. Get a copy of the system's Maintenance and Service Manual or have a professional do the job for you as you will have to partially disassemble the computer to clean out the heat sink. Depending on the system, the job can take as little as 15-20 minutes once you become proficient at it.
Check the mounting screws on the cd burner,yes you have to remove the keyboard and speakers,and check the two visible mounting scews.....I rescently bought a used presario and discovered the yo-yo didn't mount the cd rom properly(no screws)...The screen you saw flashed is the BIOS,also check fitment of all plug in type accessories......
There could be alot of reasons for this happening could even be some kind of virus but I am going to show you the easiest way to check what could be wrong hopefully you are running xp or vista should not be to different,if you goto task manager (right click on your taskbar the bottom one next to the start button) this will tell you what programs are running on your computer.When it starts running slow do a check and find out what is running,it could be a antivirus checker or something like that.If you cant see anything running then click on the performance tab on task manager to see how much cpu power is been used,hopefully something will jump out at you and you will be able to fix this very annoying issue.
I have a R3000 and after many years of usage many things happen and add to your hard drive. It can be a number of things from not enough hard drive space for your cache file to bad installed drivers.
I would suggest a full format and install using the backup disk that Compaq sent with the system. You should have the WinXP code on the bottom of the computer. This way you get a 100% clean system. You will have to reinstall any additional software such as MS Office or your virus scanner.
Hope this helps
This means that the data inside the D drive is gone. If you had deleted the D drive data or had gotten rid of this partition then your outta luck in trying to restore your system back to factory settings (getting windows reloaded).
All is not lost if you are willing to pay HP/Compaq for their restore CD's this will get your laptop and running again. I paid a copy of these CD's 3yrs ago and cost me $45CDN to get them.
you could try booting on battery instead of mains and see what happens, also could the screen be switched off ? If you have access to another monitor, you could try plugging it in to see if the video output is ok. ( some laptops have a facility to switch off the screen display for security etc )
Most laptops have a video connector that you can use to connect you laptop to an external monitor. connect an external monitor to your laptop and see if anythig comes up on the external monitor.Your laptop has a key to switch between it's own screen and the external monitor.When you use the external monitor ,you'll have to use this key to switch to the monitor.Your battery should'nt matter if the laptop is running on AC.Let me know what happens and we'll go from there.