20 Most Recent HP Compaq Presario SR1430NX (PS566AA) PC Desktop Questions & Answers

what OS,? was it internet connected during all that? it must.

If XP its now a dead OS, for 3 years, , hp nor microsoft support
XP nor does HP support old SR1430nx.(now)

you installed PCI card ,called USB, no name stated or part number
use the drivers from THEM< the maker of the card.
there are always extra cables, most are power supply cables. in DT.
A tech would look and instantly see where they go and there purpose, explaining that is long long story.
my guess is the quesiton is formed backwards. lite me guess
Running XP "need some 8gb/mp4 player working."
this is the title deal but what is it? is it an external box tghat plays, DVD or is it just a software player. name that it is more clearly, even photos work 1000x best.

you find out XP does do USB well, , sure it does it horribly
XP does not support all USB devices, (some sure) but many not.
and must have SP3 installed, good luck finding that on dead OS
and not get infected with virus, XP is a Virus Magnet.

Getting XP up on new USB devices is a chore, no/?
why not ask the maker of both the mp4 player if it supports
XP. and then ask the card maker USB if it supports XP'

sr1430 (circa 2005?) 12years old, 2 past HP support.
Pentium 4.
what make s you think, this old pc with 512mb memory and slow pc and slow video are up to the large demands of videos movies.
it's not.

the front of the case (reading old review from2005)
shows a USB 2 port.
and that is wires there that go to the motherboard, USB2 jack.
if unplugged this wire USB2 there will be dead.
the mother board has a USB chip, and port.
but needs drivers you dont have, from HP that are no longer
how to cure that, you add a new PCI card, from a maker that supports
XP, , but who does that now in 2017.

"Syba SD-VIA-2UH"
here is one with the VIA chip set for USB
note how it says box has PCI card, and CD driver.
with XP accept no cards, lacking DRIVERS.


HP Compaq... | Answered on Apr 22, 2017

If the power supply is "Fine" then it has to be your motherboard. Look for the capacitors around the board. They should have either a dished or flat top. If any are domed or have a powdery substance on them, they will need replacing. Or if you don't want to do this, replace the board.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Apr 26, 2013

CPU are not glued in they are held down by levers at either end.This might not be your specific desktop it might give you some insight into the problem

How To Replace A Processor In A Desktop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwBb8LmI5qI DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OIL OR LUBE FAN THIS CAN END IN DISASTER Thermal compound is a sticky paste that is placed directly onto the CPU. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490 Allowing for a more direct heat transfer between the CPU and HEAT SINK and preventing air gaps from forming between the CPU and heat sink.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Mar 05, 2013

1. Your memory is too small (upgrade memory to make your computer faster)
2. You have enable too much unnecessary features (Disable some features to make it faster)
3. Too much installed program on your computer (Uninstall unused programs to make it faster)

HP Compaq... | Answered on Dec 19, 2012

check the cable from CPU to monitor it;s the cable problem

HP Compaq... | Answered on Sep 05, 2011

Right here at HP Support,

1) Motherboard Specifications:


Scroll the page down to the top view illustration, and photo.

A) The motherboard uses a 24-pin ATX main power cable.
In the illustration the connector on the motherboard is on the right side.
It is an empty rectangular box with ATX Power Connector in it.

On the motherboard photo it is the rectangular white connector with two rows of 10 socket holes, and is to the bottom right of ram memory slot 2.

Another example of a 24-pin ATX main power cable,


Ensure that the 24-pin ATX main power cable's connector, is locked into place on the motherboard's connector. The lock tab on the main power cable must be hooked over the tab on the motherboard connector. This ensures that the main power cable is in all the way.

B) The motherboard uses a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable.
The connector on the motherboard is a white square connector, with 4 socket holes.

In the illustration it is to the bottom left corner of the Processor socket (LGA 775), and has ATX12V underneath it. This power cable's connector also has a lock tab.
Another example of a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable,


Power TO the motherboard, that's it.

Power FROM the motherboard:

C) System Fan, and CPU (Processor) Fan.

Abbreviated as SYS_FAN, and CPU_FAN to the bottom left of the ATX12V connector.
(4-pin ATX +12 Volt connector on the motherboard)

The System Fan is the computer case fan.
CPU Fan is the Processor fan.

D) The four SATA headers on the bottom right in the photo, (Blue, Orange, Black, and White), are for the SATA data cables.
They connect to a SATA harddrive, or SATA optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)
(They are an L shaped connector inside, with 7 pins inside)

Power for these SATA devices comes from the Power Supply.
The Power Supply has SATA power cables.
Example of an average SATA power cable,


(L shaped connector with 15 pins inside. The longer connector between a SATA data cable, and a SATA power cable )

Did you forget which SATA data cable plugs into where, on the motherboard?
Don't sweat it.

The beauty of SATA is that you can plug the harddrive's SATA data cable into ANY of the SATA headers (Connectors) on the motherboard, and BIOS will find it.
Same with a SATA optical drive, or any SATA device, for that matter.

IF, your SATA harddrive has a place on the back for BOTH, a SATA power cable, and a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable, ONLY use the SATA power cable.

Using both will eventually burn out the SATA harddrive!

Example of a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable, (Misnomered as 'Molex'),


From there the main optical drive, (CD/DVD drive), has to have the audio cable plugged into the audio connector on the motherboard.
(Plus the power cable, and data cable, of course)

In the illustration this is the header down in the very far left corner, and located towards the bottom edge.
It has CD_IN marked underneath it.

In the photo it is the Black rectangular connector in the very far left corner.

If you didn't connect the 4-pin +12 Volt power cable, your Processor isn't getting any power.
No Processor operating, No computer.

No Signal on monitor.
(No video signal)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


HP Compaq... | Answered on Jul 24, 2011

I worked with HP before, their computer hardware have what they so called "System Tattoo", this prevents the end users to change any hardware in the computer. You may try calling them at 800-474-6836. Hope this helps even a bit.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Apr 17, 2011

Yes, new fans are available online at sites like http://newegg.com, These are sold to match the processor so make sure you select one for your EXACT model, to avoid damage. These are difficult and complex to install however and I would not recommend doing it unless you are a computer expert, take it in to your local HP service provider to have the fan replaced, fans are about 15-30 dollars, so don't let them rip you off. Hope this helps.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Mar 15, 2011

The beeping you are hearing is a beep code. Since their is no visual image a specific series of beeps is played and repeated to help pinpoint the problem. The beep you are describing, and it is hard for me to know for sure without hearing it is, sounds like a problem with your RAM.

First, try reseating the RAM. If you have multiple sticks of RAM remove them and reinsert them. To remove the RAM, push the tabs on both ends down and remove the stick of RAM.

Reinstall them by pushing the RAM firmly into the slot until the tabs click in place.

Try booting up again. If the same beep happens try removing all of the RAM except for 1 stick (if you have multiple sticks).

If you do not have multiple sticks, you may want purchase or borrow a stick of RAM to test your machine with to determine if your RAM is faulty.

Please let me know if I can further assist you.


HP Compaq... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011

There could be a couple of reasons for this.

Swap the ends of the cable and attempt to connect.
Please use a known good cable.

Please ensure that the network adapter is properly installed.
For checking this, please go to the device manager and see if you have any yellow exclamation marks on the same.

In case this does not help you, please reply with the Operating System name, Router/Switch model name.

If this doesn't work for you, please comment and let me know, and I will be happy to assist you to further resolve your issue.

I will appreciate your feedback and positive rating for this solution.
Thank you.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Nov 01, 2010

Your monitor video connector was not properly plug or locked at the back of the system unit.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Aug 08, 2010

Assuming that it worked at one time, see if the device is listed in device manager.
Open up your your machine and disconnect the ribbon cable going to the CD-rom drive and put it back on. Do this on both ends, do not change direction of the cable.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jan 10, 2010

This is HP Support, and the Drivers and Downloads page for the Compaq Presario SR1430NX Desktop Computer,


(Using Windows XP as an Operating System)

HP Compaq... | Answered on Nov 07, 2009

Is it throwing up a 'disk read' or 'no physical drive installed' error?

In most cases, a boot error in bios (the pre-installed program a computer uses prior to loading an operating system such as Windows, Linux or Mac OSX) usually points to:

- disconnected cables running from the board to the hard drive(s)
- malfunctioning ports (IDE ports especially)
- dead or dying hard drive(s)

Open the case (if you don't mind voiding a warranty that you may still have) and check the cables that run from your drive(s) to the board and from the power supply to the hard drive(s) to ensure that the cables are firmly attached at all ends.

If so, the best way to test a hard drive without spending at least $100.00 for diagnostics is to install it(or them) into another computer and boot. If that computer boots with your drive(s), the problem may be on the board or with the PSU (power supply unit). In either case, you'll probably be looking at anywhere between $100.00 and $200.00 to replace.

Before you do anything, though, there's a button battery attached to the board; remove that for about a half hour, reattach it then try to boot. Sometimes this can clear up boot issues.

If the hard drive has died, DO NOT dispose of it. Most people think that their data is lost in the death of a drive and that's not true. Take it to a professional 'computer guy' and have the data extracted and saved to a new drive. The cost should be around $100.00 for data recovery... no more than that unless a new drive is part of the deal.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Sep 09, 2009

Sounds to me like the hard drive has bad sectors on it and it can't copy all the files to it. Also its taking way way to long to recover, shouldn't take that many hours to recover the computer with the disks.

Its taking to long to copy and verify the information to the hard drive. Get the hard drive replaced with a new one or a known good used one.

HP Compaq... | Answered on May 22, 2009

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HP Compaq... | Answered on Apr 19, 2009

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HP Compaq... | Answered on Mar 02, 2009

Are you simply trying to open the case?

If so, do the following:

1) Perform a system Shut Down
2) Unplug the power cable
3) On the Rear of the case, look for a Scrow to the right edge (center), Unscrew it.
4) Slide the side panel toward the rear of case and it will come off.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Feb 14, 2009

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