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Compaq fingerprint scanner DFR-200 [duplicate]

What software can I use to communicate with the Compaq fingerprint scanner (parallel port, works in windows XP) when using latest versions of Windows? Is it possible to modify the hardware to use a ...
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“Projector Only” on my TV just runs a black screen

"Duplicate Display" runs perfectly (so there's nothing wrong with my TV) but when I select Projector Only it's just a black screen. I want to run Projector only, because with Duplicate my resolution ...
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Can't access BIOS setup. Erased all data on hard drive

I was trying to do a factory reset on my HP Compaq laptop, but at the end of the process, it says it is incomplete, and it seems like the hard drive got completely erased. I can't even access the BIOS ...
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Bypass Drivelock HDD Bay Password

I have an old HP Compaq tc4400 It was given to me in order to make it usable, but it ask for a Drivelock HDD bay password I don't have the password, but I've heard rumors that it can be reset ...
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Adjusting screen resolution without having video card drivers

My father has an old Windows XP computer. He asked me to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 8 since windows XP ended releasing updates. I installed Windows 8, and most of hardware got installed without ...
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How to disable laptop's internal shortcuts for rotating display?

Laptop model: HP Compaq Presario CQ57 OS: Windows 7 How to disable Ctrl-Alt-Up/Down/Left/Right keyboard shortcuts that rotate the display (just how many people use something like that, and for ...
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HP compaq graphics card not working

My friend has an HP Compaq 610 laptop, that wasn't working he brought it to me to fix it and I discovered that the graphics card isn't working, we need a new graphics card. I googled a bit and found ...
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How to wake a sleeping laptop

I have an old compaq pressario CQ61 that's getting a bit old and I'm trying to convert to a media server. I want to put it by the TV and leave it mostly alone, and manage remotely (via RealVNC). Now ...
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Why won't my laptop charge while in use?

I have a brand new battery and charger for my laptop, but the charger won't charge my laptop while I'm on it. It has charged for while before when I used the computer, but it won't anymore. Any ...
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Dual Boot Menu freezes on any key press

I have windows XP and Vista installed on my Compaq Presario laptop. When I start my laptop at dual boot menu I am not able to select window of my choice when I press key to select the window it just ...
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Install Bluestacks on Compaq Presario CQ40 windows 8 32bit

I always get this error, "Your graphics hardware or driver do not support apps that needs high performance graphics. A limited version is being installed, some apps may not run. You may update the ...
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HP Compaq 6510b in boot loop after bios update

I have here an HP Compaq 6510b, which said at boot "your bios failed to complete the update. " and then something like "you may have to redo it". and then it was starting normally. The bios version ...
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CD/DVD Drive does not work - Compaq 6715B

I'm unable to get any activity from the CD/DVD drive on my Compaq 6715B laptop. I've done some research and see where others experiencing the error recommend removing content from the following key ...
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Lighthing damage, Should i flash the Mobo

I was using a laptop on a raining day, and it got fired! Lightning struck, i got a shock, but temporarily without any fatal incidence. Compaq presario CQ61 aka insyde but my laptop was ...
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Solved - HP Compaq laptop hard drive removal

I am having trouble removing the hard drive of my old HP Compaq Laptop, it's model is CQ61-107TU but I can't find it on the HP website. I am more a software person than a hardware person, so I'm not ...
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NTFS Formatted Drive will not Mount. Labeled as Compaq Diagnostic

I'm trying to mount my Windows drive while running an Arch install on an external drive. However, when I try to mount the partition, it throws Wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, ...
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3 extra pins on laptop S-Video output

My friend is not very experienced with electronics and computers, so he asked me how to connect his old HP Compaq nc8430 laptop to his TV. The nc8430 has an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with one 7-pin ...
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How to restore Vista from a corrupted install of Xubuntu?

On my laptop, I've decided to get Xubuntu. During the process, my laptop overheated and shutdown during the installation process. As I turn it back on, it has GRUB, not allowing me to go on Xubuntu or ...
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Not sure what this DVI-like port on my PC is

I have a re-manufactured HP Compaq dc7700p Small Form Factor running Windows XP (for some reason inside the Windows Vista Boot Manager, instead of the WinXP NTLDR). On the back of my PC, I have what ...
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windows 8 nx (xd) enabling support for HP compaq D530

I try to install win8 on HP D530 SFF... but after installation it hungs on error 0x000005d - which means no sse2, PAE or NX support - after investigation: I found the intel spec for this processor ...
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HP Compaq NW8000 Mobile Workstation does not detect 250 GB Western Digital Scorpio drive

I've installed 250 GB HDD Western Digital Scorpio drive inside my HP Compaq NW8000 Mobile Workstation notebook but it's not detected properly and does not work :/ Tried different jumper combinations ...
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Changing CMOS battery Compaq 1234

How do I locate and change the CMOS battery in HP Compaq Presario 1234?
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Can Max OSX be installed on this compaq laptop? [closed]

I'm thinking of buying this laptop from a friend, he mentions that Mac OSX should run on it, but I just wanted to grab someone else's opinion first. The specification is: 1.7GHz Intel Celeron ...
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no hard drive detected on compaq presario m2000 (IDE hard disk)

My laptop crashed. At first I thought it was a hard disk problem. I bought a new one but the computer keeps telling me that no hard drive is detected. I have tried to install windows XP SP2/3, ...
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Compaq Presario V2000 Vista/7 trial virtualization [closed]

I am currently studying for an A-Plus certification to which was recently added troubleshooting Windows 7 to the exam. You also have to be very familiar with Vista as well. I only have XP on my Compaq ...
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Presario SR2173WM won't start

The power supply light is on and on the front memory stick slot is lit also the power on button is lit but dim, is this a CPU or motherboard problem? Do I need to replace the motherboard battery or ...
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Non-system disk or disk error, replace and striky any key when ready | Compaq EVO n600c

So I recently ordered a used laptop, it came with 2 HDD's, most likely one bad and one good. But after replacing the bad one with the good on the "Non-system disk or disk error, replace and striky any ...
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No video after taking laptop apart

I have a Compaq CQ60-215DX that I just took apart to clean out the heatsink (there was piles of dust and dirt) After putting it back together, and feeling proud that I managed to get it back together, ...
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Compaq Presario V2000 drivers for Windows XP

Where can I get the Windows XP drivers for a Compaq Presario V2000? I just formatted the laptop. I can't find them on the official site.
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Switching the motherboard of my Compaq laptop [closed]

Tech specs: Intel Celeron 900 processor 2.2GHz, 800MHz Front Side Bus, 1MB Cache 2GB DDR2 system memory 250GB SATA hard drive I have a Compaq Presario CQ62, as seen in the link above. I don't ...
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What is the compaq diagnostic partition?

I have a very new Lenovo notebook but I see nowhere a compaq logo or something else. What is the compaq diagnostic partition and for what is this? Why do they use this in very new notebooks? Where ...
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How to connect SATA HDD to USB (unusual connectors)

I want to connect my SATA HDD (recovered from my old Compaq laptop) but Ive found that standard SATA to USB connectors won't allow me to do this. It seems that my HDD connectors are thicker than ...
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How can I get a Compaq CQ62-231NR to boot up with Hard Drive error?

I'm a software engineer, but everyone I know thinks I have the ability to fix any computer problem, so, a friend gave me their Compaq CQ62-231NR laptop, which won't boot up. He bought it used from ...
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How can I identify my network card in my laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where should I find drivers for my laptop if it didn’t come with a driver disk? I have a Compaq Presario CQ57, and I had to reformat it yesterday. The OS works great, ...
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My laptop is becoming slower every day, can't switch between applications without lag

I'm on a Compaq machine, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM, Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.10 installed inside Windows 7. I'm using BitDefender anti virus (free version). My machine is getting slow very ...
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Advanced Power Management in Compaq laptop

I reinstalled Windows XP in my Compaq Presario V2000, and now the "standby" and "hibernate" options are no longer available. I tried scanning for new hardware, to no avail. In Device Manager, there is ...
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HP Compaq keyboard keys are messed up

I have a HP Compaq notebook on which I have just installed Windows XP Ultimate, and I have a keyboard problem: The keys are inverted, for example if I press M, I get 0. I need to use the English ...
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“No IDE Fixed Disk Present” After Hard Reboot But Not Soft Reboot

BIOS displays the following two lines upon hard reboot (i.e., cold reboot, cold boot, or cold start): The following configuration options were automatically updated: CD-ROM: HL-DT-ST R/W/DVD ...
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Compaq RAM that does not fit into Dell laptops

So I pulled out this weirdo SODIMM RAM stick from a Compaq laptop, and much to my suprise it's slit is at a little different point, and so it does not fit into our other Dell laptops. Is it a ...
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Compaq Presario CQ71 no power - power LED lights up briefly when plugged in

I have a Compaq Presario CQ71 which will not power on. When plugging in the charger, the LED turns on for about 10 seconds, and then turns off, no other lights turn on. Nothing seems to be happening ...
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Laptop screen won't turn on

Sometimes when I press the power button, the laptop screen won't turn on. After trying on/off a few times with power button, I give it a few hard punches on its back, and then it eventually turns on! ...
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Compaq Motherboard gives “CPU Fan Error”

I have a motherboard for a HP business desktop dx5150 PC. The model written on the board is "MS-7050" and it is for an AMD socket 939 processor. I got everything installed in it, and when I turned it ...
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Computer reboots when I plug in a flash drive

I am working on a Compaq EVO 310 for my uncle. It is a 2.0GHZ P4 machine. I have done the following: Installed a 500GB HDD fresh install of WinXP Pro 32 bit installed all drivers from the compaq ...
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How can I install Linux on an old laptop without CD-ROM or bootable USB (have Windows installed)

I have an old Compaq Armada M700 laptop with 256MB of RAM and an 800MHz Pentium III CPU. I would like to install Linux on the machine for web browsing and use as an SSH client. Unfortunately the ...
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How to enable the touchpad on a Compaq Presario?

I accidentally disabled the touchpad on a laptop (Presario CQ62 running Windows. I think I must have hit some shortcut key. How can I enable it again?
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Compaq Computer has power but it's not booting up?

My Compaq Presario SR1620NX turns on, but the hard drive is not engaging. I usually hear the hard drive start, but I don't hear it now. I think that perhaps the problem is with my motherboard battery ...
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Compaq laptop won't power on

I run a computer repair business and I received a Compaq C series laptop that doesn't boot on power up. I took a video sample of the problem. It just stays like that, in fact, I've left it on for 30 ...
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Ubuntu WiFi issues on Compaq Presario M2000

I Have a friend who's installed Ubuntu 10 on his ageing Compaq Presario M2000 and its all working as it should other than the inbuilt WiFi. I've tried looking at the Compaq support page but to no ...
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causes of problems in the southbridge

I had a compaq presario b1200, which is now unusable because they said it was a problem in the southbridge. What should I avoid doing with my computer so that it wouldn't end up like that? I'm ...
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Compaq Presario CQ50 Dead Motherboard

I have acquired a 15.4 " compaq presario cq50 laptop with a dead motherboard (which I hear is quite a common fault with these laptops!!). It has an AMD Sempron processer. I wanted to replace the ...