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When it is starting up windows go into setup. A computer always has some kind of override. You can hack computers with this so use it wisely. Go through each of those tabs on the top until you see accounts in them. You should be able to override the old password with a new one.

Compaq Armada... | Answered on Aug 28, 2015

This e500 has USB1.0 and transfer rate will be slow. If you use Win 98 then install the USB driver (get on web) first. Install software then plug in the USB lead from the crw-785 and don't forget to plug in the DC adaptor for the drive, (e500 USB port does not have enough power to run external drives other than some older thumbdrives).

Compaq Armada... | Answered on Feb 26, 2015

Various factors determine your Laptops speed. Processor type, amount of RAM, Graphics card and Hard disk drive. Simply swapping your hard disk to a solid state drive will triple the performance.

Compaq Armada... | Answered on Jan 20, 2015

Try to boot on a live CD. If it's OK, then change the hard drive and install the OS.

Compaq Armada... | Answered on May 15, 2014

change the power module at the bottom of the screen

Compaq Armada... | Answered on Mar 25, 2014

Try updating the hardware driver for it.

Assuming that you are using some flavor of Windows, and guessing it might be XP ....

Right-clickie your My Computer and select the last item in the list, which is called Properties.

Select the Properties tab that is labeled Hardware.
On the Hardware tab, there is a button for Device Manager - click that one.

Look down the list for something called Sound and click the + beside it. In that list, there should be one named something like Integrated Audio. It may have some little symbol next to it, like an ! or perhaps a red X ....

Right-clickie the Integrated Audio (or whatever its called) and choose the option for Update Driver. Allow it to search for the driver Automatically when the Wizard opens up ... it will connect to the internet, find a suitable driver for you, and install it.

That should fix it.

If that does not fix it, you may have an actual hardware failure. If Sound is important enough, you may wish to have someone actually look at it for you.

Compaq Armada... | Answered on Mar 12, 2014

just press f2 that it show bios setting

Compaq Armada... | Answered on Jan 22, 2014

I've had one of these machines with the same message and I just change the HDD, reinstalled Windows and we're good to go.

Compaq Armada... | Answered on Jan 01, 2014

Dry boot is a way to reset HP laptops. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. Here is how to do it.
Disconnect the power cord, remove the battery, press and hold the power button for about a minute. Then re-insert the battery and power cord and try to turn it back on again.
If you are still having the same issue, remove the battery but leave the power cord and try to turn it on. Oh yeah, disconnect any USB devices and a monitor (if you connected a monitor to your laptop), make sure there is no disc in the drive either.
If this answers your question, I'd appreciate 4 thumbs. I do this for fun and do not get paid.

Compaq Armada... | Answered on Aug 02, 2013

Per the user manual, the brightness is toggled by holding the Fn Key and pressing F10. You post made no reference to the Fn Key being pressed. If using an external keyboard press scroll lock twice then F10.

Reference: http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01124713/c01124713.pdf

Compaq Armada... | Answered on Jun 03, 2013

Try this: Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Change Your Account Type
Make sure the current account you are using is the administrator.

Compaq Armada... | Answered on Apr 23, 2013

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