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Just bought a Satellite & had same problem. Toshiba Support confirmed the 'Processor Power Management' fix. Within both the Min AND Max Processor State options you should set BOTH the Battery and Power Adapter options to 100%

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Feb 09, 2021

Try to search in the decive official support website. And another better way to download video card driver for Windows 10 is a useful driver tool for Windows. How to Install Display Card Drivers with Driver Talent

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Jun 02, 2020

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Compaq Presario... • Answered on May 13, 2020

Go to www.filehippo.com and download K-Lite codec pack and install it.During the install select windows media player or windows player classic as your default player.Uninstall GOM its a low quality media player

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Feb 16, 2020

If you have an earlier model Compaq, it most likely a DVD ROM player. Check the printing on the drive tray, if it says DVD ROM then it cannot play Blu ray disks.

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Oct 30, 2019

The first solution is download Quicktime in Apple official website. And the second one is just get this video converter to convert your video to MP4 or WMV format and play with Windows Media Player.

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Mar 14, 2019

These are the 3 Authorized Services in and around Gurgaon.

Digitech Services Pvt Ltd
320, 3rd Floor, Vashisht Complex, MG Road,
Sikanderpur, Gurgaon
Gurgaon 122002

Phone: +91 0124-4064621/4212817
Email: [email protected]

Redington India Ltd
M-47,Ground Floor, Old DLF Colony,
Sector 14, Gurgaon
Gurgaon 122001

Phone: +91 0124-2222898
Email: [email protected]

RT Outsourcing Services Ltd
NM- 4&5, Gagandeep Old Dlf,
Sector-14, Gurgaon
Gurgaon 122001

Phone: +91 0124-2223561
Email: [email protected]

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Dec 19, 2018

take the battery out and see if it stops if it does then you will have to repalce the battery

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Sep 17, 2018

Send the computer back for service if its in Warranty. Try to use the Audio out on the side of the computer. Plug any external speaker into the port. If the sound you hear is the same as what comes rom the speakers then the sound module on the motherboard is defective. If the sound is normal, then the problem is in the wiring to the internal speakers.

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Feb 20, 2018

Start out by removing the Hard drive and have it tested. If its bad? replace it with an SSD or 7200 rpm, this will speed-up your Laptop. Also look to see if you can add more RAM, you may only be able to add up to 8GB, but check to be sure. as of XP, Microsoft no longer support it, but if you really need XP? do a Dual-Boot and have XP and 7 or 8.1

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Dec 09, 2017

XP is dead at MS. XP is a virus magnet, never ever ever use XP ever. again, like 99.9% of all other persons on the planet. we have no idea at all what you are doing after all where would you get XP , from some hacker pirates? my guess this PC is 10years old so says the service manual. this PC only came with VISTA 32 or 64bit. HP does not support XP nor W7 on it. that is official. to reload VISTA, power on and hammer F11 and VISTA magically fresh loads back to day one condition if the HDD is not bad. where is that XP at? on MS disc CD or USB stick on HP media kit disk bought long ago. and now not sold ! on some hackers web site, lots there are, and all full of virus and then you find the COA key is illegall. Id try to put on W7 and see if some things work. many things will not. that is what support is all about. that.

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Nov 15, 2017

M/c (mobile computer?)The main battery is bad and shorted, remove it run on AC power pack, ONLY !the HP support site, no Fixya.shows the Long reset.battery out, power pack unplugged, push power button for 10 to 30 seconds, and release, this resets it.if pc latches up or goes to sleep or hibernate this resets it 3 ways , at least.leave the main battery out,there are many things that cause BSOD, black screens of *****, in your case, it's more drastic if battery out does not fix it.the PC for 7 years showed, "hit ESC to enter setup"in text on the screen for 7 long yearsif not today, then BIOS is dead, if that is dead there can be no windows.see?BIOS must work on demand or the screen is dead, or the PC has power issues,(power pack dead and more)so read page 77 here,http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02657369Hammer esc after pushing power.hammer ESC, see BIOS wake up , and then hit f10that is boisthe first goal of any PC repair is that BIOS>then use a flash light.testsee page 93, see that CCLF tube, if dead the screen is dead even with a perfectly ok PC.see that.do the flash light trick http://www.pcdied.com/monitors.html#flashlighttestim replacing 2 , today, in one monitor that the tubes turned ugly yellow.the dont last 7 years, really\ much, rare to...the go yell, dim,blink madly or die.that at 20,000 hours use.(READ SHORT LIVED)The next year HP had LED back lamps. 2011. more

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Nov 04, 2017

what PC? it has full model name, CQ56-1000? or? what OS? we can not guess and OS ever. Opt. syst. what are the full symptoms? from step 1. I turn on the PC and this fails. or what? if the PC runs ok say so then say what updates you want the list of updates are like infinity, for Windows 7 its over [email protected] deep solves what problem,???? my wild guess, , is you an not boot into WINDOWS? XP,VISTA,W7,W8,W10, RIGHT.? name it please./ AND The HP BIOS sees that error and then offers, to do the F11 reload by magic, it offers that. (its and HP magic there) then recovery starters,up, only works if 'THE HDD is not dead. THE HDD was not slammed with MICROSOFT disk installs. ever. only HP disks are allowed , unless a 100 page answer is what you want.? the correct CD is the HP media kit. only it works every time. even with a new HDD. if you see errors on a screen , photo them and post it. for windows blue screens of the 30 POSSIBLE we must see it to know what it is.

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Jul 06, 2017

why not ask sling this at their web site support/ this is a USA chat room , with little, UK help. goggle finds them ,no?

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Jun 27, 2017

if the fan is dead and the old HDD is pure silent the power pack is dead. (battery out) no OS stated, then post questions, why> , why make it impossible to help>/ let me guess the virus magnet XP? or worse older? some are vista and w7 fitted... must I GUESS THIS? dead laptop 101, (generic) runs ok battery out, BINGO ! BIOS works? that is first not windows EVER, BIOS works. does it? you do know BIOS works with CD drive and HDD drive out right>? if not the power pack is dead, or the mobo regs are dead. you can pull ram sticks and run them 1 by 1 to see if one is toasted. there are many modules on all LT MOBO, that can short out. a tech pulls them. to learn that.. fact. bingo? what a tech does is strip it down to near nothing here to get BIOS alive again. if its goes live the fan spins, see? if BIOS is dead, all PCs made are dead. hopeless. BIOS does the boot and hand off to HDD< see? focus like a laser on BIOS....! and win. you typed the model wrong, so is now 2 times harder to help you. Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX Notebook PC HP has support but not software now, (sadly) https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/compaq-presario-cq60-600-notebook-pc-series/4074237/model/4121161/manuals its just a filler page, the service guide is NOW MISSING so i cant spoon feed you the BIOS hot key but the black screen page here tell it. F1, F2, F10 and ESC. If you boot a working PC (no hdd, no cd drive needed) you will get a text message. from BIOS telling the above, secret. every way on earth to get a black screen or silent pc or dead bios is there. (seems so) http://pcdied.com/black-screen.html

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Jun 27, 2017


you need to rpc in outlook if you are using exchange server

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Mar 20, 2017

XP does not include SATA drivers in the distribution. You need to get the SATA drivers for your particular model from HP's website and watch for the prompt to hit F6 when prompted to install SATA or RAID drivers.

The trick is that the mechanism to add these drivers at this point assumes that you have a floppy drive which is rare these days. There are a number of work-arounds for this, here is one:


Compaq Presario... • Answered on Dec 07, 2016

Hi, Keeping Windows 7 updated, Microsoft has built a special alert program that not only alerts you about the current operating system's update but also other aspects of an OS such as drivers. As Windows 7 even works with windows Vista drivers, but it is recommended to upgrade all device drivers to get maximum from Windows 7. Best practice to get the update driver is from the manufacturer's website itself.

Compaq Presario... • Answered on Dec 01, 2016

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