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Compaq presario 5522

Hi, i have an old compaq presario 5522 with windows 98, it has not been used for ages, when i try to start it up goes through the memory test and stops with just a blinking cursor, i can't start in safe mode or get the BIOS up using the F2 key, the dvd drive does not work it lights up but will not read a disk, i have loaded a diagnostic start up floopy disk and got the start up screen i can't see the D drive, It lists the A floopy drive and hard drive, I have also tried resetting it to the defaults on the start up screen and also checked all the cables and it still will not work,
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Base on my experience with the old pc. it is very sensitive.the parts inside has corrusion it might be damage some harddrive can't detect by your system coz it might be damaged.try to get new harddisk just for diagnostic.i know that kind of pc needs startup is very complicated.try to changed hdd first.good luck

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HI, I have a very old compaq cmputer{15 yrs} and cannot download any flash adobe or WI-FIRE. Not very good at piecing things together. Thanks

Educated guess:

That would put the machine at around 1996. Maybe running Windows 95 or 98 on some very old hardware (Pentium 200 MHz MAX).

Even if you could download flash there would not be a version available for your OS anymore.

Sorry, but At 15 years old my best suggestion would be to retire the box and replace it. There is really nothing meaningful you can do with it in today's environment.

The example box below is circa 1995.

Compaq Presario model 5528
The Compaq Presario line was very successful for Compaq. The Presario Model 5528 came with a one-piece integrated monitor and CPU, Intel Pentium processor, 75 MHz, 16 Mb RAM, 34Kb Modem, CD ROM drive, and built in speakers.


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My old compaq presario wont read my scan disc

Can you use that port to read any other device?What operating system are you using?Did it work previously?Windows 98 you will have to install drivers.Chances are that old computer has a usb 1.0 so it might not work.However try another device in that port or any usb port on the computer to see if any ports are working.Does your scan disk work on another computer.Have you done a windows update recently.Make sure you try all the above.
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Compaq Presario 4410US Memory Upgrade Problem


In some instances your PC may not be properly recognizing one or more memory modules. Because you've recently installed new memory, check to be sure it's properly seated in its socket and the module is compatible with your system.

If the module is properly secured and appears to be compatible with your system, remove the RAM and try cleaning the pins using rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab. Clean each socket on the motherboard, as well with a soft, clean, dry paintbrush and then blow the remaining dust out.

If problems persist, try changing the order of your memory modules. DIMM sockets on the motherboard are labeled (DIMM0, DIMM1, etc). You should always start installing memory in the lowest numbered socket available. In many cases, the BIOS will probe the memory module in DIMM0 and address all memory according to the specifications of the module in DIMM0. If you've installed faster memory in DIMM0, the system may not be able to communicate with slower modules in other slots. Placing a slower module in DIMM0 may fix your problems; however, the faster modules will then, of course, run at a slower speed).

Hope this helps.

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Need to upgrade RAM

hi..ya you can upgrade the ram in your compaq
presario 5000.
check this out..
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Compaq presario 2200 is very slow

If you open up Windows Explorer, right-click on 'My Computer' if you are running XP or 'Computer' if you are running Vista and select Properties from the context menu, you will be presented with a window that displays information about the installed processor and clock speed as well as the amount of memory installed in the computer.

Again in Windows Explorer, if you right-click on Local Disk (C:) and select Properties, you will be presented with a window that give you information about the amount of used space, free space and total space on the hard disk.

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Supposed to have 20 GB of memory, only have 1.99GB

Use windows 98 to make a rescue disk (3 1/2 floppy)
use that emergency disk to repartition and format the hard drive. You can probley use fat16.

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A new motherboard for a old compaq presario 5240

You will need a new case and a new power supply. I would replace the memory as well.

Compaq had a tendency to make cases to only fit their boards back then. Youre better off building a new unit and starting over again.

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RAM upgrade gone wrong?

Did you already try using last know good configuration?
When your computer boots instead of f10 press F8. Then select last known good configuration and enter.

if it didn't work try booting up the computer without the memory see if it will have the same problem.

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