PC: Compaq Evo D500 1,6 MHz, 256 RAM, 20 GB HDD, NVIDIA Vanta 16MB, OS: Win-XP sp2 When I work in an MS-DOS application in full screen mode, and like switching in windows application (ex: Excel, Word), I press WIN-key, but in this moment PC is frozen. Problem is the same in "safe mode". Problem is the same when I press "Alt-Enter" I change the keyboard, change HDD, install a newer driver for graphic card, format HDD and install new version of WIN-XP, but the issue persists. Please, do you have idea, were is solution for my problem. Thanks per advance.
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Re: PC is frozen when I press WIN-key
If in Win XP, and dos program running, try ALT-BREAK. I use a DOS/XP duel boot system for development. XP restricts dos programs from operating coms properly. If a dos program (made to operate in dos) tries to access coms, it will hang and lock the system down. Reboot is the only recovery that will work.
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Try formatting a new version of Windows into the system if you don't have much to loose on it but you try this
switch off the system
remove the battery
press and hold the power button for 30 seconds
insert the battery without releasing the power button or plug directly to power source if putting the battery back will be hard for you
Then release the button and switch on the system
nx6310 (now obsolete ,zero HP support on this) 12 years old.
in dog years that is 84 years.
all that and no OS stated is this DEAD XP" the virus magnet?
if yes, all XP are infected and slow, I'd bet you that !
It came with XP if not XP say how it got changed,using what.?
well , in my opinion all PC are slow. it is a relative term
compared to what? or when? 12 years ago?\
and doing what, that actions you do , seem slow. 100000 possible on all computers. endless apps or the OS it self just slow.
lucky you the CCFL screen back lamps are not dead as most are after even 5 years much less 12. a real shock that is.
12 year old computers are slow, all are that old , (progress = speed)
12 year old XP is now infected. most are, and zero support from HP nor MS.
The HDD is slow, if not upgraded to SSD all HDD are slow and pathetic, try a new SSD and see the one thing that can make any PC go vastly faster, SSD, spend $100.
the HDD is fragmented run defrag now.
the OS is corrupted, as all are this old. (see virus and malware )
best is to retire it, get PC that is 2007 year or newer.
with w7 or newer.
and win, and have future.
do not invest cash in this junk PC for at least the reason of CCLF
if those die as they surely will , the cost to fix it as huge.
Id have never attempted to up grade any NX PC
none on the HP official retired list
A new Os (XP) will allow the second drive even if the old one will not. Of course you can always add a USB hard drive and a USB PCI card to make it all work. What are you using this pc for seems a little old for todays applications. Suggestion If your going to use this that you Replace the main hard drive with a 120GB or larger, new video card at least 256MB if not 512 and at least 1 gig of memory as I believe it will only take a max of 1 gig. you cannot use vista as it requires more resources than this Pc can give to support the OS. you may want to try XP LITE as well one you get XP installed to speed it up a bit!
A NVIDIA GeForce 6200 or similar will fit into the compaq slimline case. You need to get the slimline model, then modify the steel bracket to get it to fit.
This is what iv'e done to a EVO (P4 1.8 GHZ)and