Question about Compaq Evo N610C Notebook
Laptop shuts off without warning while on battery power. Can then reboot
but same thing happens repeatedly even though battery shows plenty of time left. Happens while using and when idle.
Battery charges OK and contacts look OK. Bought new battery but same problem.
Power save options are set to never turn off. Unit runs OK on AC power and runs OK on battery in Windows Safe mode but problem returns on booting normally. Also noticed lately that AC and battery icons are missing from system tray.
Compaq Evo N600C with Windows XP Pro SP2. Updates are current. Bought used and believe unit was upgraded to XP from Windows 2000.
That's okay. Your laptop is more or less acting like the old Compaq's always did. In fact, most of us refused to work on them. Your laptop will be running well soon enough. Windows XP has its own compression and decompression program but sometimes doesn't handle executable compressed files which is what those Soft Pacs are. You wouldn't know that necessarily. I didn't think right clicking the file would give you an uncompress here option, which Windzip or WinRar would if they were installed. As a matter of speaking, it is a good idea to have one or both of those on board any computer as a tool. Unlike Anti Virus you don't have to update them every year and their price is fair.
So long as you have the files on a floppy now is all that matters. What I said before still applies, it is very important your computer not loose power while flashing, and that you also not interfere with the computer while its flashing, Also, examine the interface carefully at first, to become familiar with all options that are available. Once option you want to find is the backup option that allows you to backup your Bios before flashing. We get more requests for help from people who flashed their bios and it then crashed after words, but made no backup. Once you have made the backup and backed it up to the a:\mybios.old you can flash the Bios. Upon restarting press F10 to access the bios setup pages, you want to find the hot key, usually F9 that sets the Bios defaults. Then go ahead and reboot. I think after that we can flash the bios from within Windows.
Let me know how it goes.
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
Setting it to a compatibility mode will make no difference. Do you have Winzip installed on your lapotp?
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
We keep loosing power here the last few hours. I'll give you the download location but just download it and put in a special folder under the folder you created for this set of tasks. Call it Bios Updates. Tomorrow I get you the directions on how to use the floppy to boot to and run the flash program and how to make a backup before you flash. We'll done one step and you email me what you see using your tower.
Here's the file to download:
Talk with you tomorrow. Still no word from Laura's Dad about her Mom and Laura is not taking this well. This poor woman is a cancer survivor and has had her share of miracles already, its clear she is so tired of fighting and when they moved her to Hospice she just fell asleep and hasn't woken up yet.
Posted on Jul 13, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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