Question about Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Fixing the hard drive box

Took my compaq computer to be work on and the guy disconnect the master cables and all the wires in it and said it was ok put didnt hook nothing back up need some help on how to get my computer up and running

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    icant get my printer to printdocumenent

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 52 Answers

I can walk you through this. if you send me some pictures to netrecov@yahoo.com of the inside of your computer i can indicate which wires goes where.

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

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

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

360 harddrive


Is this a new hard drive that you are fitting to a desktop PC?
If it is a new - empty- hard drive it will have to be formatted before you can install Windows.
If it is a hard drive that you are fitting as a slave you may be fitting it on the wrong part of the IDE data cable, or if SATA, on the wrong motherboard connector. IDE data cables have many pins and are grey and wide.
On an IDE cable you may have 3 connectors. One which fits the motherboard, and 2 connectors to fit drives. The connector FURTHEST away from the motherboard is the MASTER. The middle connector is for the slave.
On the rear of a hard drive you also have 'jumper connectors'. The location of these connectors sets the drive as either master or slave. On an IDE data cable the master drive must be at the cable end with the jumper connector set to master (or 'cable select'). The slave drive - on the middle connector - must have its jumper connector set to 'slave' (or 'cable select').
If you are using SATA, the hard drive should be set to master or slave.
However, it would appear your computer IS recognising the drive. To check, restart your computer and press the delete key as it boots up (or it may be another key ..it tells you on the start up screen which key to press to access the bios settings).
Access the bios settings and look for the disk information. It will tell you if the disk is detected and whether it is a primary master or primary slave. You can always try disconnecting your dvd drive (power off the computer first..) and fitting the hard drive in its place. Restart the computer and go into the bios settings again. Is the drive now recognised as the secondary master? It well may be just incorrect location on the cable/jumper settings/where the cable is connected to the motherboard.
If it is just a single hard drive you have and it is new, Your computer will tell you that it needs formatting before you can install an operating system or software.
If it's a second hand drive you are fitting, your computer will not boot up even if the hard drive already has Windows on it. You will have to reinstall Windows from a dvd.
If it's your existing hard drive which had been previously working ok, remove the data cable and reconnect it. It may be a 'dry joint' causing the problem. If disconnecting and reconnecting the cable on an existing hard drive does not work .. begin to suspect a failing hard drive

Jun 08, 2013 | Transcend StoreJet Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Wont see slave Hard Drive in a Dell Dimension 2400


Did you set the Master harddrive as master?

Or is your reference that you set the jumper cap, on the jumper pins; of both harddrives to Cable Select?

What are the manufacturer names, and model numbers of the two harddrives?

If you just see something like - WD2500JB, that will work.

How many wire is the Flat IDE ribbon cable?

There are 40 wire versions, and 80 wire versions.

Notice I stated - Wire.
They will both have 39 socket holes that are used.
(40 socket holes, with 1 blocked off)

80 wire IDE ribbon cable has Master harddrive in middle.
Slave harddrive at end of cable.
Little weird, huh?

40 wire IDE ribbon cable, has Master harddrive at end of cable, Slave in middle.


As for, "Computer will not see it."

Not trying to insult your intelligence. Am trying to see if we are both on the same page.............

1) You go to My Computer, and there is no drive letter assigned to that harddrive you just installed?

If it is there, you double-click on it to open that harddrive.

Please post back in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 30, 2013 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Unknown BIOS error 8302,primary master,primary slave not detected.


Sounds like your drives aren't connected properly. Make sure they're plugged in and the jumpers are in their appropriate positions.

Mar 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

HP a1250Ncomputer wont boot up.


OK, ONE DVD MUST be set as MASTER and ONE as SLAVE. The master MUST be on the "End" of the cable, the SLAVE, on the other. First try with ONE drive, and if you get it working, swap them out too at first, then after establishing that it works OK with just One, the MASTER, then introduce the SLAVE. Do Not forget to RE-JUMPER between swap outs.

May 20, 2010 | HP Pavilion a1250n (EG194AA) PC Desktop

2 Answers

I had to replace hard drive in my thinkcenter


Hello,

Chances are when the repairman was installing the hard drive that they accidentally unplugged the floppy drive. You will need to contact the repair guy and have them correct the issue.

Buddy
Corporate Computer
www.ccl-la.com
tech@ccl-la.com

Nov 14, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have an HP pavilion pc that wont turn on


you prolly had the jumpers on the new dvd drive improperly set, you want them set to cable select for most cases.

if, on the top or bottom of the dvd drive, it does not have a diagram of which jumper is the master, slave or cable select (usually labeled, cs), then you will haver to look it up in the manual.

if you were connecting the drive to a ribbon cable that is shared with another drive, both drives on that cable must be set to cable select, or one must be set as master, and the other as slave. if there is another drive (optical or hard drive) on that cable, and it is set to the "master" position, the new drive will have to be set to "slave" OR both drives will have to be set to cable select. if you connected the optical drive (set to cable select) to the same cable as the computers primary hard drive (the drive which boots it) and the hard drive is set to master, then it may not boot, until both are set to cable select, or one is set master, and the other, slave.

the other possibility is that you have exceeded the capacity of your power supply, but that is highly unlikely.

Oct 09, 2009 | HP Hewlett Packard Pavilion Slimline...

1 Answer

Wont start up


well from my experience the little colored wires are the power supply they go to box with all the other wires that look just like it will go to cdrom or dvdrom they only go on one way the wide multi wire goes to hard drive this looks just like the ones that go to your cdrom. they could be different thickness some have twice the wire's the big key is the multi ribbon has a color wire on one side that the side that faces the power line. first you need to boot in to bios by what ever your computer tell's you to do. once your in bios look and see if it lists your hard drive. if it lists it as your secondary drive on your primary socket you need to unplug the thick cable at the hard drive and plug it back into the other connector on the same ribbon. on really old computer's than run windows 95 you would have a real little 3 or 4 wire connection that goes from the HD to a spot on the mother board.

Mar 17, 2009 | Compaq MS Windows XP Home Edition for PC

2 Answers

Trying to add another internal hard drive to Dell Dimension 3000


Ok... one end of the ide cable goes to the board... make sure that's plugged in correctly and has a blue connector.... second... the last drive on the other end has to be the master... the drive before that is the slave... if that setup is not working ensure that the drivers are set for master and slave... also make the power is pluigged into both drives

Robert

Jan 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000® Pentium® 4...

1 Answer

Mother board mixed up ribbon wires


th ribon cables dont need to return to exactly th same port as it came out of ..if u look at th hard drive from th top with th pins facing u make sure th red strip on th edge of th ribbon is on th right,, closest to th middle then plug th other end in th coloured port on th motherboard (usually blue) plug th power cable in next to th ribbon on th hard drive.. thassit.!! absolutely make sure that b4 u touch anything inside th computer to ground ur static electricity on summing metal 1st..or wear a anti static wrist band.. if this is ignored th chances of blowing th components are immense..

Nov 23, 2008 | Compaq (261671-001) Motherboard

2 Answers

LG DVD Drive


the scsi and raid refers to sata hard drives or ide in a raid configuration. the dvd drive if on a cable on its own should be set at master, if on a cable with another drive then set it at slave, cable select doesnt always work as the motherboard cannot identify the ide source. Youe DVD drive will be listed in device manager under cd/dvd drives, click the + sign and if it's listed there, right click it and select uninstall. Restart the pc and see if it's reinstalled automatically, it should do, then be ready for use, if you still cannot see it in my computer check the drives ide cable and swap the drives over if necassary, if still not showing the drive needs to be replaced.

Sep 21, 2007 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

35 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Compaq Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18344 Answers

Abhinandan  Patil
Abhinandan Patil

Level 3 Expert

562 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...