20 Most Recent Compaq Presario 2100 and 2500 ,NX 9000 Pavilion ZE4000 Ze5000 XT Series Keyboard -AEKT1TPU011 CD-ROM Drive Questions & Answers

> April 29, 2008.

Buy a new computer, with Windows 8, to replace your old 'XP' system.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 28, 2014

Access: http://www.compaq.com/support
and search for 'Presario 2100', then click on 'Device Drivers'.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 28, 2014

See: http://www.compaq.com/support
Enter 'Presario 2100' and do the search.
Read the instructions.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 28, 2014

Not likely to be physically damaged -- strong magnets will pull the read/write components away from the recording surface.
However, the "logical integrity" of the file-system may need to be checked/repaired, by using the Windows 'CHKDSK' ("check disk") built-in software program.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 28, 2014

Access http://www.compaq.com/support
Enter 'Presario 2100' and do a search.
Click 'Device Drivers'.
Select 'BIOS'.
Download the "instructions" on how to update the COMPAQ BIOS.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 28, 2014

Each program that is simultaneously running on your computer is using some of the RAM. If the sum of the sizes of those programs is larger than the total amount of RAM installed on your computer, then Windows writes some of the contents of RAM to the disk-drive (compare to moving a book off the kitchen table onto the bookshelf, to make room for a different book on the table).
When Windows is finding that "too much" of the RAM has been written onto the disk-drive (because you are running "too many" programs at the same time), then you get the "low virtual memory" message. Windows will reserve additional space on the disk-drive, but this will take up to 1 minute.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 28, 2014

NO! That sponge is supposed to stay damp, and be the "resting" place for the ink-jet cartridges when you are not printing anything. The point is to NOT let the ink in the ink-cartridges dry-out when the printer is idle.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 28, 2014

Presuming that you have installed Microsoft Office, start Microsoft Word, and use the 'Help' function to search for 'templates'.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 28, 2014

Use the "function" ('FN') keyboard on the motherboard: hold it down, and press one of the 'F1' through 'F12' keys.

Or, look on the case for a slider-switch (on/off).

Look for a lamp (BLUE when wireless is enabled, ORANGE when wireless is disabled).

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 28, 2014

Does the RAM work in a different computer?

Specifications for the RAM?
Size of RAM?
Number of chips per side?
Single-sided or double-sided?
Specifications for the motherboard?
Maximum memory-size per stick of RAM that the motherboard supports?

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 28, 2014


Compaq Presario... | Answered on Apr 12, 2012

Overheating, and automatically shutting off?

Turn it off.
Disconnect the AC adapter.
Remove the battery.
Purchase a can of compressed-air, and give your computer a "blow-job" -- blowing air into everywhere inside your computer. You could be surprised how much dust is ejected. Dust is an excellent insulator, and will make your computer run much hotter.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Nov 10, 2011

Can you get an internet connection ??
you will have to open up your network connections to check the state of your internet connection
click start control panel network connections this may vary depending on your operating system look for local area connection if you see a red x or a yellow exclamation or question mark ! ? you will need to update or install the driver or it could be fire walled

Make sure your isp provider is allowed in your fire wall settings
your network adapter might not work, and you do not have network connectivity or any related network functionality.

Device Manager may list your network adapter as not working and as not having a driver installed.

click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down network adapters + expand Ethernet driver if you see a yellow ? ! question or exclamation mark or red x means you need to install/update driver right click to install driver

the driver could be on the motherboard disk or the one supplied by your ISP internet service supplier or you might need to download it




if these packages are not the right
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
(be precise)don

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Sep 26, 2011

Go and buy XP sp3 from a geniue computer seller office

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Sep 22, 2011

This error is not the same as a CMOS Checksum Error, which refers to corrupted values of the CMOS settings, the ones you set through the BIOS setup program. This error means the contents of the BIOS code itself are damaged.

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press delete to enter setup
Press and hold delete during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
click start control panel date and time you can make your adjustments to the date and time from there also right click on the date and time on the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) you should see Adjust date and time tab
hope this helps you

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Sep 10, 2011

You may find your needy at Computer Dealer Show Room... thanks

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Aug 30, 2011

You can find what you need here:


Compaq Presario... | Answered on Aug 27, 2011

Try the following steps:

right click on my computer, select properties
click hardware tab, then click device manager

in the device manager, click + sign next to cd-dvd rom devices.
you will see cd-dvd driver listed here.
right click on it and select un-install
driver will be gone

now open the following website and run fixit software


it works for XP as well. if you are comfortable, you can delete upper and/or lowerfilters manually from registry editor. i hope it will work

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Apr 19, 2011

Try to reinstall windows xp or go to windows through safe mode and try to do system restore

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jan 27, 2011

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