Questions tagged [compaq-desktop-computer]

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HP Compaq dc7900 fails to boot

My HP Compaq dc7900 convertible mini-tower (HW manual) fails to boot; it just beeps and shows red lights. At first I thought that the problem was my RAM but when I changed my it it still did the same ...
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Which RAM can I use if I have Hewlett-Packard 2AE2 motherboard? [closed]

I already have stock 4gb 1333 mhz DDR3 RAM installed. But I feel like I need 8GB, because it is always being 75 percent or more used, often more than 85. The problem is, I can't find that exact same ...
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PC tower shuts down during FreeDos installation

I have an old Compaq Presario PC tower (i386), and I'm trying to install FreeDos legacy on it. I created a partition for the C: drive, marked it active, rebooted and started installing the packages. ...
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Putting a graphics card into HP Compaq pro 6300 SFF

I've recently purchased a very cheap HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF with i5-3470 for daily tasks and I'd like to upgrade it in order to play some games. PC comes with proprietary cables and power supply, ...
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HP Compaq 8000 Error 1802: Processor Not Supported

I have an HP Compaq 8000 Elite Ultra Slim PC that I use as a server. Because it has an LGA775 core 2 duo, I bought a core 2 quad with the same socket (I don't know the exact model # of the CPU but it ...
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Can't boot from USB on Compaq Evo D510

I am trying to boot from a Slackware live USB on an old Compaq Evo D510 (specs below), but although the BIOS recognizes that there is a USB device, and allows me to set that device as the first boot ...
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PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver

I have a Compaq Presario CQ5320F desktop PC (Windows 7 64-bit OS). And it has an PCI extension card with a parallel port. But when I connected a printer that uses a parallel connection it didn't work, ...
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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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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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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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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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What graphics card can I put in a HP Compaq DC7600?

Specs: http://www.reviewgist.com/specs/hp-business-dc7600-hewlett-packard-compaq The one I've got (not physically, it's for a customer) is running XPSP2, a P4 3.2GHz and (luckily) has 3GB RAM fitted. ...
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Install new hard drive on old Compaq DeskPro from around 2000 with a Pentium 3

I recently scrounged an old abandoned Compaq DeskPro with a Pentium 3 and 256 MB of RAM. The only thing missing was the hard drive. Anyway I got a hard drive for it, but I can't figure out how its ...
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COMPAQ Tower No Signal to monitor

I received a Compaq tower: Compaq Presario SR1224NX Onboard VGA Windows XP SP2 from a friend. My plan was to turn this into an Ubuntu Server. It booted up with no problems even with the ...