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My computer is a Compaq Presario 6 yrs old and experiencing a number of problems. How to I clean it up and start from scratch - as it was set when I purchased it?

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Press the F11 key when the machine statrs up, before windows, this should launch the Compaq Recovery System.

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Number of USB 2.0 Ports - 6 http://www.amazon.com/Compaq-Presario-Desktop-2-53-GHz-Pentium/dp/B00008LUOH shows there are 6- 2.0 USB ports see here.

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7 year old Compaq Presario SR192ONX Accidently deleted needed things. Now i have no Search/Help & Support/ internet. HELP!


Try Restore computer to a date before you deleted/zipped the files.
Click Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Restore and click on a restore date prior to your problems.

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COMPAQ PRESARIO WON'T BOOT FROM CD


Hello, you are experiencing this because of the Boot priority setting in your bios. Your computer has been set to boot from your hard disk first and so it will never try to boot from a CD when it starts. There are 2 ways to fix this:
1. Go into your bios (usually by pressing F2, F10 or Delete key as your computer starts) and set the boot priority to check CD or optical drives first. Consult your PC manual if necessary.
2. Press F12 when your computer starts, this will bring up a menu to select boot options. Choose your CD drive.
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HI, I have a very old compaq cmputer{15 yrs} and cannot download any flash adobe or WI-FIRE. Not very good at piecing things together. Thanks


Educated guess:

That would put the machine at around 1996. Maybe running Windows 95 or 98 on some very old hardware (Pentium 200 MHz MAX).

Even if you could download flash there would not be a version available for your OS anymore.

Sorry, but At 15 years old my best suggestion would be to retire the box and replace it. There is really nothing meaningful you can do with it in today's environment.

The example box below is circa 1995.


Compaq Presario model 5528
The Compaq Presario line was very successful for Compaq. The Presario Model 5528 came with a one-piece integrated monitor and CPU, Intel Pentium processor, 75 MHz, 16 Mb RAM, 34Kb Modem, CD ROM drive, and built in speakers.



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I have been given a Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop but it has password that we don't know . It did not come with any type of cds. I need to wipe it clean but how do I restore the windows xp home edition?


Well, here's the bad news. 1) Windows XP is not supported any more by Microsoft. (2) You need the original CD's that previously installed XP on your computer. If you can't get them from the previous owner, then you'll have to try and find some original CD's and reinstall XP on your machine, from scratch. (3) If your computer has what it needs, an option is to install Windows 7 on your computer - it depends how old your computer is and if it has the necessary hardware.

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It looks like you can replace the mobo for $120 - $190.

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I have a Compaq Presario SR5350F which suddenly has started shutting itself off after being on for about 5 minutes. I ran the test stuff and it didn't show anything wrong with the hard drive or processor....


First thing to do if you have not cleaned the inside of the computer is give it a good cleaning. There may be enough dust inside that it is overheating. Reply if that is not the problem.

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I have no power. although when i plug it in after sitting awhile the green light comes on the back saying there is power and as soon as you hit the power button all fans make half a turn and the green...


The problem here is the POwer SUpply Unit of your computer the opne that is responsible in giving power to your computer since its already 6 years the power supply gone bad already and needs a replacement, so what you need to do here is to buy a new Power Supply and repalce it already so you can use the computer again...

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We purchased a compaq presario C774TU 3 weeks ago. We have often been asked to enter a product key number to play various attatchment and have been unable to do this because we are unaware of where our...


great idea returning that computer ............ that would be my answer ......... but if you want a reliable source lap top computer or desk top you cant go wrong with a hp pavilion......... i have a desk top that is over 1o yrs old and running xp home edition on it and havent sent it to repairs once. good luck ....

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