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How do you get to your built in webcam in a compaq laptop?

Open your My Computer and at the bottom part of the windows you will find a USB Video Device icon. Double click on it and it will activate your built-in camera.

Now use a video chatting program like skype or Yahoo Messenger with your webcam.
11/4/2009 4:05:41 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Nov 04, 2009

Ok I am new at this comutter stuff LOL anyway I

you will need to go into your bios at startup and add this drive to your boot-up sequence.
10/30/2009 8:14:05 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Oct 30, 2009

I purchased a Compaq CQ50 laptop 2 weeks ago. I

Try taking the battery out and starting it without the battery. If this doesn't work, contact Compaq (HP) immediately and take advantage of your warranty.
10/30/2009 5:25:36 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Oct 30, 2009

I bought a cq50 compaq laptop on e-bay it has a

Hmm i'm having a similar problem with my sony vaio.
There is several things that could be the cause. Is the laptop getting very warm? are the fans spinning?
I would try a bit of compressed air in the air vents to see if that improves anything. Also if you have 2 ram sticks, try using just one, and try both ports. some times the connections are a little funny. Other than that I would take it all apart add one compoent at a time, its possible that something has failed
10/23/2009 3:30:29 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Oct 23, 2009

The laptop refuses to boot. the power light keeps

Sounds like the tech is right, a dead motherboard would have those symptoms. They're worth around $600-700 on the open market.
10/23/2009 12:16:07 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Oct 23, 2009

My laptop, whether it is plugged in or not, will

If that would be the case, your laptop's motherboard is faulty. It needs to be replace.
10/16/2009 1:01:07 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Oct 16, 2009

My laptop touchpad stopped working

this is probably a driver issue if you are lucky other wise the touch pad must have become faulty

if its a driver issue go to this site
and download the drivers according to your operating system

install them and check if the touch pad starts working

if not then its probably a physical fault and needs replacing
9/29/2009 8:53:28 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Sep 29, 2009

Ineed to access the power jack? How do i get

go to hp.com you can download manuals and drivers for your specific laptop,

on a side note, It has been my experiance that the power jacks are soldered on the mainboard and then thinly coated with glue so they hold position, keep that in mind because with yours being loose the odds are that the glue around your power jack is broken, so when you pull the jack out from the plastic case be careful not to break the solder connection on the mainboard
9/28/2009 2:47:22 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Sep 28, 2009

Keyboard stops working after password has been

Please follow steps below to reset your Windows Vista Password in 10 minutes.

Steps :

1. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then restart the computer.
2. Change Boot Options 1st Priority to Optical Drive.
3. When system booting up, if the message “Press any key to boot from cd” appears, immediately press Enter.
4. On Language Settings, Time and Currency and Keyboard Layout screen, just choose the correct settings then click Next.
5. On Install Now screen, click Repair. Note: Click No just in case you get the message: Windows found problems with your computer’s startup options.
6. On the System Recovery Options screen, under Operating System, click Windows Vista then click Next. Then select Command Prompt.
7. At the command prompt windows, type the following command then press Enter after typing each command:
cd windows\system32
echo ~takeown /f %1 /r /d y > TakeControlOf.cmd
echo ~icacls %1 /grant administrators:F /t
ren Magnify.exe Magnify.old
ren cmd.exe Magnify.exe
8. Restart the computer.
9. On the Welcome Screen, click the Ease button.
10. Check Make items on the screen larger then click OK.
11. At the prompt, type the command then press Enter.

net user Administrator /active:yes
12. Restart the computer.

9/27/2009 11:35:43 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Sep 27, 2009

Is on but black screen

You may have a defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashes on and off or displays reddish pink hue. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture flickers on and off. All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replace the CCFL lamp.
To determine if the video card or the LCD is faulty, connect an external monitor to your laptop and power the monitor up first then the laptop, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight. Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight. It could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out, this is the most likely case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out LCD Parts for service, parts, and DIY info Use this link to their WEB site :-
9/25/2009 12:03:09 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Sep 25, 2009

Trouble with program loading. Compaq Presario

Try restoring the system to the last best configuration by going to Accessories on your Start Menu and clicking on System Tools>System Restore and find a day on the calendar and click on it to restore back to that date.
9/24/2009 5:33:35 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Sep 24, 2009

Synaptics doesn't even show up in my mouse

download the synaptics driver from hp.com and reinstall the driver
9/19/2009 3:22:36 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Sep 19, 2009

How to use webcam for my hp compaq CQ40

Since you did not give the specification of your laptop, I assume it came in with built-in webcam. First go to start and browse through All Programs for YouCam. If it is there, launch the program. If you do not have it on your program list, go to


and download either the trial or the full version of the webcam software YouCam and install on your laptop. This should be able to activate your webcam.
8/31/2009 10:55:06 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Aug 31, 2009

While playing DVD on Perserio, I hit rewind & computer froze up


We are facing issues in two different areas of your system

1) Your DVD :
Chck if the DVD you are using is without any scratches. Did you use any untidy DVDs? It might have resulted in dust formation in the reader point of the DVD driver. Please use the DVD cleaner in this case to clean the lense.

2) Your system hangs:
This is because you had shutdown your system without the proper shutdown so many times that some of the system files might have got corrupted. Please run a recovery to find out the corrupted files and reinstall them. If you had stored your documents in any other drive other than the OS drive, its pretty easy, just reinstall your OS again in the actual drive. Else, there might be feasibility of bad cluster formation for which you will have to quarentine those clusters using the format option. Had you stored your files in the OS drive, you this hard disk as a secondary disk and boot from another disk and coy all your files, to be safe enough.

8/27/2009 6:13:09 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Aug 27, 2009

When attempting to start, laptop will not boot. I

if you cant hear the hard drive clicking or ticking, it sounds like theres no power going to it. you might be able to strip it down and see a wire or connector off.
8/21/2009 8:16:32 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Aug 21, 2009

Display problem

sounds like the internal video card is dying . have the service tech this out.
8/11/2009 3:25:08 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Aug 11, 2009

How can I restore my compaq desktop without a

If your system is new, press f10 to restore it to factory settings, this systems come with a restore partition to reprogram computer to a out of the box stage, remember to do a good back up before attempting this.
8/4/2009 2:37:22 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Aug 04, 2009

PC will not start up fully - screen stays dark and never boots

disable the user log on screen from the user account in the control panel ...and it will boot directly to the desktop..( welcome screen )
8/1/2009 7:04:08 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Aug 01, 2009

Free CQ40 webcam driver for vista version

sir i want all drivers hp compaq presario Cq40 drivers give me
7/25/2009 6:46:04 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Jul 25, 2009
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