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Here is what I would do...
Turn the PC off and unplug it. Then press the power button to drain any residual power from the motherboard.
1. Remove and reseat the memory module(s). Restart the PC.
2. If removing and reseating the memory module(s) doesn't work, if you have more than one memory module installed, remove all but one, and start the PC.
Test each memory module one at a time, until you find the one that is bad.
If none of that works, check for bulging and leaking capacitors on the motherboard. These may be particularly noticeable around the processor area.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Mar 12, 2020

try to use nero or roxio to burn your disk
ths may be more helpful than windows media

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jul 11, 2019

The problem's with the video card or the vga cord; the monitor is just reacting to no signal from the graphics card. Check that the pins aren't bent. If they are, you can possibly straighten them once. The second time, they may snap off.

Since the KB just flashes once, it could be the power supply, or the motherboard. If the motherboard has any caps that are swollen on top or leaking, you might need a new motherboard.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Apr 03, 2018

By far the most common reason for this error is that directory browsing is forbidden for the Web site. Most Web sites want you to navigate using the URLs in the Web pages for that site. They do not often allow you to browse the file directory structure of the site

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Sep 22, 2017

5000 , what is the full model number. never mind its RETIRED
its 17 years old, now, wow....
NO OS stated. XP the DEAD OS>?? that>?

what internet,? wifi or Ethernet cable.
here is Ethernet fix.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jul 18, 2017

you can open torrentz.com and download torrent files of any movie you want

then you require a software called bittorrent to download those files

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jun 16, 2017

1GB of RAM is not enough to run Windows XP and the programs you installed efficiently. Removing unnecessary programs should make more memory available for necessary programs but it will never be fast. Crucial.com is a great resource for memory upgrades but I don't think you should invest in a computer that old with a completely unsecure and unsupported operating system (XP).

I hope this helps.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jul 16, 2016

Consider yourself lucky...AOL is a disaster.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Apr 28, 2016

This is the hard drive


Compaq Presario... | Answered on Feb 28, 2016

update adobe flash payer and clear out temp files / caches also you can reset your browser back to factory defaults. That would be in the browser security settings.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Feb 28, 2016

that code says the Microsoft has that key recorded as already being in use.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Nov 16, 2015

Hello there:
Yes there are several free programs out there
go to malwarebytes antimalware and download it
this is a adware and malware removal tool and it is totally free
microsoft live has a free removal tool also
avg is a nother one that will take care of malware and adware plus any viruses it may encounter ok
hope all ofthis helps
best regards michael

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Oct 14, 2015

Drivers Downloads

This link is to HP's website. On the page is a button that will detect your serial number and give you information on drivers as well as anything else you may need.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jun 09, 2015

You need DDR PC 2700 184pin memory. Your machine will support upto 2g.

You can buy this memory from anywhere at cheap prices.

Hope this helps

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015

How old is this PC? If it's more than 5 years, it may need a new CMOS battery.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Feb 16, 2015

The Compaq SA1000 desktop uses an AlphaPC 164SX Motherboard

you can view or download the manual;

I hope this helps.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Feb 12, 2015

See if this link
and from that page, this

You need to say exactly what the circumstances and what happened during power failure and exactly what happening when you power up now. Take the side panel off and look inside when you power up. Do the fans spin ? You should disconnect everything and reconnect only the mouse k/b and monitor. Also turn off your PSU using switch on it (if present) and unplug from the mains, and try again after a bit (say, 8 hours). Which lights come on the front panel ? Power ? Hard disk activity ? Does it try the CD/DVD/floppy ?
There used to be (it might till be there somewhere) a page describing the what the behavior of the lights on the PSU meant.
Short of anything visibly obvious inside the case and no other symptoms (as you describe) I'd try swapping the PSU for a known good one but it really might be almost anything. Your HD might have been caught in the middle of doing something making that faulty. Fault finding is mostly educated guesswork then random chance. Maybe in the worst case your m/b is dead.


Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 20, 2014

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