Compaq Presario - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
The Numeral Lock mode is turned on by pressing the key named "NUM LOCK" which is usually located on the top of the number keypad (on far right side of keyboard).
However, laptop keyboards are different. Most laptops do not have a separate numeral keypad set. Those laptops usually use a blue (or other color-coded) "Fn" key, on the bottom left. You must press that Fn key at the same time as the "Num Lock" key of same colr. Then a light comes on to indicate the mode change, and some alpha-numeric keys on the keyboard now become your numeral keypad. On mine, it is 789, UIO (456), JKL (123) and M (which is zero).
If this is too confusing, you can plug in a cheap full size desktop keyboard, using the USB or PS2 port on your laptop. That is what I prefer, because the funky integrated dual-key deal interferes with all the touch-typing I learned 37 years ago.
on May 09, 2021
Impossible, since your device _reads_ CDs/DVDs, but does not _write_ either CD nor DVD.
Do you have a USB memory-stick (holding 4Gbytes) ?
If so, copy the files to the memory-stick,
and take the memory-stick to your friend's computer,
presuming that his/her computer has a DVD-writer.
That DVD can be _read_ on your computer.
on Mar 31, 2021
A VGA monitor is a monitor that uses a standard VGA connector to attach to your PC/laptop. A VGA connector is a small D shaped socket connector, about ½ inch long and ¼ inch wide. Its usually blue with three rows of holes (total of 15 holes) where pins from the mating connector match up with. The only other thing that may look like it is a serial port but that is easy to distinguish, it has two rows of pins for a total of 9.
What 24 sever is suggesting you do is connect another monitor to see if the problem shows up there as well. I?ll be surprised if it does since usually this type of display problem on a laptop more often than not is due to a defective connection inside the laptop screen area.
A quick test and perhaps even fix would be to grasp the right and left sides of your display while it is on (displaying the offensive lines) and gently twist like you were wringing out a towel. Again, and I emphasize, gently using only a couple of ounces of force. Watch to see if the lines disappear, get worse of make the screen flash or change. If you do then its likely cause is the connector from the LCD panel to the electronics has oxidation or a loose connection. If you?re lucky the flexing might even fix your problem, if not you will have to take it apart to find out exactly what is going on or take it to your local repair shop.
on Feb 23, 2021
Download pc wizard to find out what drivers you need search the net for them download install them then store i separate partition of hard drive I have presario c700 and all drivers work. this method should work on any computer converted from vista to xp
on Feb 09, 2021
Just bought a Satellite & had same problem. Toshiba Support confirmed the 'Processor Power Management' fix. Within both the Min AND Max Processor State options you should set BOTH the Battery and Power Adapter options to 100%
on Feb 09, 2021
ALL THE DRIVERS U'LL EVER NEED FOR COMPAQ PRESARIO C700
Wireless LAN Driver:
ALPS Touchpad Pointing Device Driver:
5 in 1 card reader driver:
HP Quick Launch Buttons
To install audio / modem drivers, first download and install Microsoft
Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) Bus Driver for High Definition Audio
Conexant CX20549-12 Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows XP (sp36090.exe) (UAA Driver needed)
This will create a swsetup folder in C drive ("C:\sp36090")
Installing this driver may result in an error. But continue with the
following steps to get the audio driver installed correctly.
1. Click on Start and select Run. Now type devmgmt.msc and press enter.
2. Right click on "Audio device on High Definition Audio Bus" and click Update driver.
3. Select "Install from a list or specific location"
4. Click Next. Then select "Don't search, I will choose the driver to install"
5. Click Next and then select "Sound, video and game controller" from the list.
6. Click Next and then click Have Disk.
7. Click Browse C:\sp36090 folder and select the .inf file (CpV30D5a)
and click open and Continue with the onscreen instructions.
Conexant CX20548 Modem Driver for Microsoft Windows XP (sp36089.exe) (UAA Driver needed)
Download and install Conexant modem driver (sp36089). This will give
error message and also will create a folder C:\swsetup\sp36089 which
contains extracted driver files.
The same method which is used for installing audio driver needs to be followed for modem.
on Feb 09, 2021
Then install your USB device with your CD
Then do this
Click your Start Button
Select and click Control Panel
Select Network Connections
Select Wireless Network Connections
Select View Available Wireless Networks
5. Highlight the network you want to connect to
6. Select the wireless network tab
7. Highlight the network in the available networks window
9. Click configure
9. IN the Properties Window
Double check the SSID (network name)
Enter the WEP KEY provided to you by the office
on Jan 08, 2021
Why are you worried about this? You are getting a warning that the hard drive is about to die. In your place, I would copy any data I wanted to keep to the desktop and then replace the hard drive.
You can then image the original drive to the new one and try the restore again.
The Panther\unattend.xml file is created and Windows uses it during the restore process in order to know what to do, copying it from another computer (if you can find one) would probably totally mess up the installation. The reason it cannot be parsed is probably because it was created on a section of the hard drive that has already failed - remember, your hard drive is dying.
on Dec 16, 2020
No disk drive will read blank disks. Try downloading a free DVD player to see DVD's on it or a codec pack (available free)
on Jun 23, 2020
I'm having problems locating a manual. Compaq doesn't seem to support the model anymore. Reading a review online, It almost looks like Compaq had an Application control this instead of practical buttons on the front. Here's the review I read that talked about it -> http://www0.epinions.com/content_28050886276
Hope this helps a bit! Sorry I don't have much else, I've been digging for a few days now to find more.
on Feb 28, 2020
Go to www.filehippo.com and download K-Lite codec pack and install it.During the install select windows media player or windows player classic as your default player.Uninstall GOM its a low quality media player
on Feb 16, 2020
If you have an earlier model Compaq, it most likely a DVD ROM player. Check the printing on the drive tray, if it says DVD ROM then it cannot play Blu ray disks.
on Oct 30, 2019
There might be a PC-Card sound card that supports 5.1 or 7.1 sound. Your system as it is won't support it. There might even be a USB sound card.
on Oct 27, 2019
its not a error, your computer is just slow, try using vlc media player to play a dvd and tell me if it plays better
on Sep 06, 2019
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