Question about HP Compaq Presario C502US Notebook
Compaq Presario C502US, relic , RETIRED PCs.
the hard drive is bad, buy a new one, better put in new sSD
the BIOS is not wierd at all if the DRIVE reports conflicts then that is real, for sure.
Hard drives this old are rarely any good
1: crashed head, bumped.
2: 100% dead and the drive busy status word is TRUE, (bad)
3: the drives extra sectors are now used up and will fail constantly from this day forward in the most odd of ways, even BSOD.
4: a drive can also short out. and many other ways.
go to Seagate.com and read whitepaper there, endless facts and issues.. HDD are complex, read how redundancy works,
the HP media kit is useless applied to any BAD HDD.
how can it work? it cant.
what ID do is go to the used PC store. and buy a pC with W7 COA sticker on the bottom as low as $20
then upgrade it to SSD, you will be amazed at the speed
and FULL W7 support, I promise.
most time, with relic pc with COMPAQ on the box.
the trash can is the cheaper choice,...
XP is VIRUS magnet, way be in the 1% getting infected, end it.
Posted on Jul 12, 2017
If you can install an operating system (any operating system at all, XP, Vista, Linux, ...) the message from your BIOS is plain weired.
Other than that, you will probably need to replace the harddrive. Please let us know in case you need further help with that.
Find HP's support link for your machine attached.
Compaq Presario C502US Notebook PC
Posted on Jul 12, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This means your hard drive is bad or about to go bad and needs to be replaced. If you can still access the drive, immediately back up anything important to you. You will then need to replace the hard drive. Thanks and please take a moment to rate this solution with a fixya rating, even if the news isn't what you wanted to hear. Thanks! :c)
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
I am assuming you are trying to reinstall Vista. Apparently, HP's recovery partition is less than perfect and the recovery disc you created is probably worthless. (and you can NOT make another one, they only let you make one!) You are not the only person to have this issue.
Here are some things you can try:
1) Borrow an OEM version of Vista from someone...anyone. It sounds like you are proficient with PC's and maybe you know someone who works in IT. Use your product key (25 digit key code) and you should be able to reinstall.
2) if you like Vista, buy yourself an OEM version. It will not have all the factory (HP, Dell, Acer, whatever) BS on it. It will positively work because your hardware if fine.
3) Put XP on it. Personally, I think Vista is a mess. Microsoft is working on "OS7" and soon Vista will be like "Millennium".
Sorry it's not an easy fix, but glad your hard drive and memory show no errors.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
If you mean this errors
STOP 0x0000001a (0x00041284, 0xca9a2000, 0x000077e0, 0xc0c00000) MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
STOP 0x0000004e (0x00000007, 0x00007abf, 0x0000f17e, 0x00000000) PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
STOP 0x0000000a (0x00000028, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x8012d2d6) IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
STOP 0x00000050 (0xc2332b94, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Its ram problem,so first if you can access the bios check if your ram are been recognized and load default bios settings.If are OK in bios remove RAM and reinstall again.If the problem still exists try again testing your Ram with the Microsoft program or with that.
If the programs founds an error you RAM are damaged and replace them.
Posted on Feb 04, 2010
u press f2 wen the system starts there u will be going to the setup and there u will find smart drive enable or disable u must select disable
Posted on Sep 16, 2010
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If you have overclocked the computer then put everything back to standard, that can do it. Try reinstalling windows, and when asked repair the windows already installed. That will reverse any windows data corruption. Remove and reconnect the hard drive data cable, a loose connection can cause a SMART alarm. Download seatools and run the long test, it is a better way of checking if the alarm is correct. Switch the computer off for an hour, sometimes the SMART test just goofs off for no reason. Only then do you **** your underwear and buy a new hard drive.
Posted on Nov 29, 2010
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