20 Most Recent HP Compaq Presario v3000z Notebook Questions & Answers

i dont know what kind of problem do you have but you can use Video Lan http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ download from here.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Feb 21, 2020

It's trying to boot off a network. Change your BIOS settings.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Feb 26, 2019

If you are using the Preinstalled version of Windows using the Recovery Disks or Recovery partition, you should be having the Bluetooth drivers.
However, you can download the drivers for the Bluetooth Hardware in your Notebook from the links provided below for Vista and XP :
Bluetooth hardware drivers for XP :

Bluetooth hardware drivers for Vista :

Note : If the Notebook is not having a Bluetooth hardware and by installing the Drivers, you may find a Bluetooth icon in the Taskbar and this doesnot mean that you have Bluetooth hardware in the Notebook

HP Compaq... | Answered on Aug 26, 2016

The simplest way to remove a BIOS password is to simply remove the CMOS battery. If we pull out this battery, the computer will forget alot of its hardware settings, including its BIOS password.
This should not be performed on Laptops if you are not experienced working with laptop hardware.

Anyway, open up the computer case using a screw driver and locate the flat, circular and metallic CMOS battery. It should look something like this : http://pctechnotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/remove-battery.jpg

Some computers have this part standing upright. Once you have located it, observe how the latches are holding it.

Make sure to power down the computer, unplug the power cables and unplug any USB devices if they are powered. The computer must not be able to get power from anywhere for this to work. Take out the CMOS battery and wait 10 - 25 minutes before putting it back in.

Plug everything back in, power up the computer and enter the BIOS again. If everything went well there should be no more password. In some cases, if you get weird error messages during bootup now, you will need to goto "Load BIOS Defaults" in BIOS and save the changes to fix them.

HP Compaq... | Answered on May 14, 2015

remove the battery and try to start the machine om AC power only


HP Compaq... | Answered on Mar 10, 2015

The noise is coming from one of the fans in your computer. This most commonly happens with the CPU/GPU fan. If you are a DIY-er, then you can take apart the casing, and blow some compressed air into the exposed fan. This should clear out any dust or debris lodged in the case. If you aren't comfortable doing it by yourself, I recommend visiting a computer store or a friend that's good with a small screwdriver, and have them do this for you.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jan 05, 2015

Being an Hp, possibly a GPU issue caused by overheating.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Apr 01, 2014

if I understood correctly, you are trying to power on your laptop and nothing happens.

assuming that it worked before, try the follow:
1. try to turn it on with the power cord connected- if it works it means that your battery is dead
2. take out the battery and try to power it on with only the power cord
3. put back the battery and see if it works

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jan 14, 2014

I beleive that you are trying to install retail versions of XP which will not be able to detect the Hard Drive in the Notebook as it is a SATA drive and Windows XP will not be having the drivers for SATA Hard Drives by default.
In this situation, I recommend you to check and disable the SATA Native support  option available in the BIOS.
Start the Notebook and start tapping the F10 key which will take you to to the BIOS Setup window.
In this, go to the System Configuration tab using the Arrow keys and select the option as Disabled next to SATA Native Support.
Press the F10 key again to save the settings done and exit BIOS.
Now, you should be able to use the Windows XP disk and install Windows XP Operating System in your Notebook without any issues.
By disabling the SATA Native Feature, the Hard Drive of the Notebook will be detected as a IDE Drive because of which we will be able to install XP without any issues.

Donot Re-Enable this feature in the BIOS again as the Operating System may not boot. Let the option next to SATA Native Support be Disabled.
Hope this helps...

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

Go to hp website, try this link http://www8.hp.com/ca/en/drivers.html then type in your computer name and follow the instructions

HP Compaq... | Answered on Sep 08, 2013

it is free for all, no need to download just register and login

HP Compaq... | Answered on May 16, 2013

From the receipt. From the warranty papers. From the store you bought it from.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Apr 17, 2013

I have installed xp in my laptop (Compac Presario V3000). I've configured audio but i got error message "Driver Installation Failed: Could not find the MEDIA device for this driver." Please give me a solution ASAP. Thx.


HP Compaq... | Answered on Mar 07, 2013

Go back into your bios settings and choose "default" for the settings. That should reset everything back to factory parameters.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Feb 11, 2013

Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer Windows Advanced Options Menu Please select an option: Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice select safe mode with command prompt Click start run type cmd press Enter black screen should open DOS mode this will vary depending on your operating system type in net user username For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator It will prompt you to enter the new password. Enter the new password and the password is changed if this fails you will need to Select safe mode with networking to download you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password Windows Password Recovery Basic http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool Editors note: This tool should only be used by experienced computer users. Please see the enclosed read me if you would like to run it from Windows. Failure to follow instructions (from Windows) will cause your anti-virus to flag this as a virus. http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html Dr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jan 30, 2013

Overheating When the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermal overload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is the problem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are clogged with dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.
If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make sure the vents are clear and dust free. Use a small brush and can of compressed air to do this.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jan 07, 2013

Try downloading the driver from the Compaq/HP WEB site.
You can download the device drivers from the Compaq/HP WEB support/download page. Make sure you select your model laptop and the Windows drivers you require and install them. Click on this link to download the drivers: -

HP Compaq... | Answered on Dec 02, 2012

go to Device Manager check ik enabled. Is it internal, external?, What software are you using?

HP Compaq... | Answered on Nov 09, 2012

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