I have looked in my manual and on the back of my tower to find the model # of my 9yr old compaq presario and find nothing that shows what model it is. From picures I have seen it looks like a 5000,(cd drive, cd burner, floppy drive, and a storeage compartment for cd's). I want to upgrade my memory from 128,(127 is showing on my systems display), to 512 or higher. I run on millennium so most computer scans won't work. Can you help me with one or both of these questions?
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Re: Type of model
Click here go to that link and use crucial system scan tool it will then tell you all you need to know and it tells you how much you can upgrade and also whats compatible let me know if you have problems with the link or if you need further assistance ok
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if you mean the bios battery that saves your clock information, that is located on the motherboard by pushing the click located on the side you will be able to release the battery, they are mostly the type CR2032, check the size before buying...
You can download the drivers from the Compaq/HPWEB support/download page. Make sure you select your model laptop and the XP orVista Windows version of the drivers you require and install them. Click onthis link to download the drivers: - www.compaq.com/country/cpq_support.html
Most netgear adapters will work. They're around £20 and will connect to pretty much everything =) They work on windows, from 98 i think. So aslong as the old tower has a sort-of up to date OS then it'll connect for you :)
Double check the switch in the back of the pc on the power supply. If their is a switch, you can try it in both positions. It is possible their is no switch, older compaq's are iffy. The switch will be black. Also check the 110/230 switch. I don't know what country you live in, however you may need to make sure that switch is in the appropriate spot. 110 for USA and 220/230 for UK
Also, try unplugging your pc. Let it set for about 1 minute. Plug it back in and try again.
if you mean that it kept restarting, this is a sign that the bios is corrupt and you will have to remove the side of the pc tower and on the motherboard look for a 2 terminal commector, this can be labelled CLRCMOS, CLRRTC,or a 3 pin JBAT1, there will be a plastic cap if its a JBAT1 terminal, put from pins 1-2 to pins 2-3 then back again, if its the others then they have to be shorted by placing a cap across the two terminals.
restart pc and press f2 to reset time and date and save and exit, it should then boot back up.