Question about Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Hangs up : Variable

My computer 'A Compaq Presario 5000 Series Desktop' hangs up any time. It is very variable. If it has a mood to work it works for hours without any issue but if it doesn't have the modd to work it hangs up at the start up screen also. It is a Pentium -3 processor speed -733 I had 2 RAM sticks both 128mbps@PC133 I have run the Quick Restore CD that came along with it and restored but it is still doing the same. I have changed the fan. I have added an additional fan. The processor is not heating up. I have checked and replaced the RAM. Most probably it has to do something with the motherboard or the cylinders on the motherboard. I have windows 98 on it as of now and it hangs variable at any time. Mostly when I give some load. I have formated the drives and reinstalled OS I have reinstalled 98, 2000 and XP XP gives the most problem as it hangs very soon on XP When ever I use the keyboard and scroll through the start menu. Please advise what needs to be done. I am a computer engineer myself and I rate my knowledge very higly on computers and hardware. Please advise and help.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Hangs up : Variable

Hi Simran, I was searching for a solution to a identical problem of my COMPAQ PRESARIO DESKTOP which you have mentioned. It stops abruptly. I have changed the MOUSE, RAM but it is still persisting. I have done all the stuff that you have done. If you have got any solution to the problem please mail me @ Thank You Sridhar V

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,961 Answers
Re: Hangs up : Variable

I would maybe look at any devices you have connected as the hanging may well be a corrupt driver or faulty hardware, but as always a process of illimination is required. i would suspect either a processor overheating or motherboard problem, as you have changed the ram and you mention that under load it happens frequently.

Posted on Jun 12, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

After powering on monitor says no sync

I've almost the same problem. When the system turns on the monitor doesn't sync. After a variable trials with down/up the sync is enabled and the computer starts.A very clear event occurs : when the monitor can''t sync ( and system doesn't boot)you can hear very clear a high fan rotation. When I look/hear in the system the Isuspect the cpu fan. The system boots ( monitor syncs) when the fan rotationgoes from high to low. So the system hangs on an internal check on the rotation speed of the cpu fan.I've googled a lot , but until now doesn't find an answer . Possibilties which I think about : replace cpu fan , clean cpu fun ( but it looks clean).I cannot measure the fan rotation speed when the system is hanging. At normal rotation all info can retrieved witth the program cpu-z.Did you already have a solution ?

Dec 07, 2011 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Hi, my brother has a Compaq Presario 5000, and is having some trouble. The computer will boot to a point and then simply shut itself down. The point to which it gets before it shuts down is variable: it...

Once try to Re-Install your Operating System and Just after Installing your OS just once Mo niter your CPU usage in Task Manager if it is Simply raising to 80% to 100% then it is a issue of over heating

Aug 11, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Bad front USB ports on a Compaq Presario 5000

please re-insert the cable of the usb to the motherboard. i believe that there are 4 pins on usb1. now if this usb1 doesn't work, try the usb2. be careful when inserting the cable.

Mar 05, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

5 Answers

How do I restore my Compaq Presario computer to factory settings without the disc as I can't find it!

You first find a Windows installation disk valid for the licence sticker on computer, then download drivers from HP website.
Here driver page for Presario 5000 series :
Compaq Presario 5000 Desktop PC series - Download drivers

Apr 17, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Compq presario 7540 PC desktop Problem

too many programs at start up or virues or spyware

Sep 22, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Compaq presario dessktop 5000 series 5330US model#470019-713,Intel Pentium 4

Here is a link which supplys all needed internal parts for you specific computer...

Feb 25, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Compaq computer freezes or hangs

Please have a look at your device manager to see if everything is OK with your modem. To do so, please find the "My computer" icon and RIGHT click on it, choose properties from the menu and then select the hardware tab. Then click the device manager button. If you see a yellow sign next to the modems then there must be something wrong with your modem. Uninstall it and install the driver again, either from your CDs or by downloading the driver from the modem manufacturer's website.

Oct 07, 2007 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

85 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Compaq PC Desktops Experts


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3051 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Compaq PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides