Question about Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop
Change power settings and disable hibernation mode:
Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click Power Options.
On pewer schemes, make sure, Never is chosen. This means the monitor, computer and hard drive will never go off.
Click on the hibernate button. Uncheck enable hibernation. Click apply.
Windows had a great concept but not so great of an implementation with the hibernation mode, especially for the compaq presarios. The compaqs have a hard time "coming out" of hibernation mode.
I would also run a test on the power supply and change it if it is six years old. Most pc's that come to my shop (compaq's) have a bat PSU (power supply unit). Better to change it now before it takes out other hardware such as motherboard, etc. You can find one, new, for a great price on eBay.
You can also try and unplug the cdrom drive and see if this makes a difference. When the CDrom goes out, it brings the whole computer down (the way you described).
Hope this helps!
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
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