Question about HP Bios Upgrade Software Release 4.06.17 (5013-0308)

2 Answers

Compaq Presario CQ40-118AX

Here is a good one for you guys, at the moment i have tried HP and other forums but You guys seem to know your way around.

Anyway I use custom recovery disks for my system to avoid the junk that HP has on theirs. I am current trying to get them to work on this system. I know there is nothing wrong with the hard disk or the recovery disks.

I am getting a BSOD error that teends to suggest that the recovery enviroment can't find the hard drive. I am using a BART PE disk built with windows XP Pro with sp1.

on the last system I had i was able to disable the SATA native setting to get them to work but as I can not see any such setting in the bios for this one, I am at a loss on how to resolve this issue.

The system is pre installed with windows Vist home premium and it is an OEM system.

anyone with a solution to this issue would \be greatfully recieved.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Hi all can u help me i bough Laptop Compaq CQ40 and used window xp but it dont know some driver. that it recommand to update bios. when i update it done it restart compter and then it can't display. so how can i fix it?
Best Regard

Mr. Tong

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

  • 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
  • 2,992 Answers

I'm not familiar with the restore CD you describe, so I can't tell if it's a simple case of something being missing or the symptom of an underlying hardware cause. If you try the official OEM restore set, does it load everything and start setting up properly?

While this isn't a solution to your particular complaint per se, here's an alternative to consider. I've used this myself on several Vista PC's with 100% success. There's a lengthy description here:

of a utility available for download that extracts and stores the activation information from the OEM Vista system, and then puts it back after a clean installation. The end result is a bloatware-free installation that is still activated using the OEM license key. (Note that this is NOT a crack. The system is still the same hardware, same manufacturer, etc., so all the original information still applies. Just no added applications.)

This might get you through whatever problem you're having, as an original Windows Vista DVD normally works without needing any changes on a SATA system. At least it's run on the 6 HP systems I've done this to.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

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

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.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I want all the drivers for presario c 700(presario c 798TU) plzzzz.

You need to download the drivers from the Compaq/HP WEB support/download page. Make sure you select your model laptop and the XP or Vista Windows version of the drivers you require and install them. Click on this link to download the drivers: -

Jun 29, 2010 | Compaq Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Presario v4000 motherboard cd free download

Compaq have good online support including driver downloads.

  • Go to
  • choose software and driver downloads
  • enter information on model and OS if required
  • download drivers

Apr 07, 2010 | Compaq Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Never had audio on this compaq. presario.

What is the complete make and model of the computer? Which Operating System are you using?

It seems that you are missing the device drivers for your sound card. Try to download the latest drivers for your windows from HP website.

Nov 25, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

I need audio video and graphic drivers for compaq presario SR1502IL

Sep 12, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

I have a persario f700 and my audio dosen't work can you plz help me

I explain how to disassemble a Compaq Presario F700 notebook. The guide might work for some other Compaq and HP models. I think the disassembly steps will be very similar for Compaq Presario F500 and HP G6000 notebook PC. If this guide works for your notebook, please mention the model name in the comments.....

Aug 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Compaq Presario Recovery needed??

If the compaq has not had the hard-drive altered, there is a restore partition. Normally you require recovery disks to start this process, but you can turn the computer on, and press F11 repeatedly to access the partition. I'm not sure what will happen without the recovery disks, but it's worth a try.
I am assuming the Compaq/HP system restore utility in Windows is long gone?

Sep 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

For drivers


Here are your drivers

First select your windows and you get the driver downloads.

Let me know if you need anything else.

Thank you,

Jun 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

1,008 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18331 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides