20 Most Recent Compaq Presario CQ60-220US PC Laptop Questions & Answers


I had the same problem on my CQ60. HP battery test showed one or more cells not working. After spending about 2 hours talking to some guy in India,or somewhere, he came to the conclusion that my battery was bad. HP sent me a new battery, which fixed the problem.
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Compaq Presario... | Answered on Aug 29, 2019


Could be a DVD codec issue. Try downloading VLC from here


http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Apr 19, 2019


Hi,

The notebook model you have is shipped with the Synaptics touchpad driver. Please follow the below steps to enable scrolling features:

1. Open Control panel -> click on Mouse . It will display Mouse Properties dialog box.
2. Under Mouse properties Window click the Device Settings tab
3. Click on Device Settings -> Settings button. This will display the Properties for Synaptics TouchPad on PS/2 port.

4. Follow the steps below to enable the Tapping Feature :

Highlight Tapping in the Left hand side , and Check the Enable tapping in the Right hand box .

5. Follow the steps below to enable Scroll feature:

Highlight Virtual Scrolling in the Left hand side and Check both the boxes in the right hand side.
6. Click OK .
Alternatively you can anble scrolling by reinstalling touchpad driver.

Touchpad driver for Vista:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp39501-40000/sp39534.exe

Touchpad driver for Windows 7:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp44501-45000/sp44940.exe

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 14, 2018


NO OS stated.
i bet it not 220US (us means usa,what is your 2 letters there)
if it was US Laptop
the books is free at HP to read.
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01487709

unlock i bet you mean set to non secure AD HOC wifi mode.
and a danger, that is.
first discover how your router is setup., only you can do that
read the manual in it,the go there in your browser and set
the wifi up as you want or set up your pc to match it.
set SSID broard case to like ROVER2. (dog name ?)
the set encryption to WPA2
then set the passphrase. like 1a5!9xaz3k6

the connect all things that way.
dont tell the other 512 your settings, ever.


your pc came with 802.11b/g wifi
im reading your manual now on line it says
this.
shows it came with 3 wifi chips (options)
here is the spec, for 2nd one,(coin toss)
128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, AES, PEAP, TLS, TTLS, WPA, WPA2


so if you set the router to wpa2 and same in your PC and it will work.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 10, 2017


deads'ville.
my old PC CQ60-220us, thanks for full number !!!
what os? VISTA?
those are called flash codes and have meaning!
the screen never once shows TEXT or HP /Compaq logos. right?
nothing to me means just the the TEXT IS GONE
"hit ESC to enter setup" or F2,F10,,etc....
carbon14 dated by me at 2008, ? (MY HP has F1 info page shows day made, a BIOS page F1) The year mATTERS.


steps below. for dead pc. means screen dead, and BIOS keys dead.
  1. take the battery main out, they short, remove it ;after all you can run like that for ever on the line pack, a fact. so do so now.
  2. does it power on, seems yes, does it stay on? (heard and seen)
  3. does the fan blow< spin and not packed solid in lint?
  4. use flash light pointed at screen , turn PC on the use the flashlight see data now? yes, bad black lamps CCFL, ask
  5. beep codes or caps lock flash codes,? write them down and tell the helper what the are? its code. like Morse code.
  6. there are more tests. does the CD eject button work?

my wild guess, (unseen by me) is the CCFL lamps are dead.
the LCD on this PC has lamps for the back lamp that all burn out
at 20k hours of usage. (short lived, if used constantly)

other tests are: ask

  • boot from free linux disk see of screen works?
  • replace coin cell battery they usually don't last 10 years. 7 max.
  • power pack bad and is weak, some fail weak
  • keep in mind black screen failures have many causes.
  • bad power, bad screen, shorts inside the pc, bad RAM.
  • also the GPU chips in 2008 were bad, defective, solder ball failures. making the screen dead or very odd.
here is a black screen page.

http://pcdied.com/black-screen.html#Laptop


HP is the best maker of PC.s (not custom made as I do)
but has best docs.
but they do have 1 weakness, BIOS docs and Beep/blink codes
horrible support there, due to changing the rules 20 times. or more.
HP also modified the BIOS to their needs, making generic lookups
on say Award BIOS useless.. ouch.
The older the PC the worse this gets, books covering that.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Sep 10, 2017


press F8 while starting up if you get screen select safe mode then if the computer starts; go to Start->All Programs->Accessories->system tools->System restore.
If works good, if not then call tech support. Also call tech support if computer not starting up in safe mode

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Aug 03, 2017


wow, no tests down with battery out.
battery is the #1 failure in all laptop made. and fails many ways.
the firewalls does not source power, forget that.
If fact the HDD removed the power systems work perfectly.

tests,
run with no battery, IT MUST, if not the line power pack is TOASTED.
runs with battery only, no, yes? (if charged)
is this hard, no.


try to know batteries can short.
when they short they can overload any charger chip and can the PC.
Batteries are week techology
no battery ever lasts as long as the PC or any of its other parts.
the fail
some can fail in 6 months time.
why wait, run with no battery, heck some do for years.
after learning to hate batteries.

I have 2 and is only for travel every year, i test them before for my trip for proper run times.
only that works, in the world of batteries.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jun 27, 2017


http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001366.htm
How to create a bootable Windows USB drive. A common use of a bootable USB flash drive is to use it to boot into Windows. Booting from removable media such as a USB drive allows you to perform diagnostics on a computer that is having trouble booting from the hard drive. You can also use the flash drive to install Windows, instead of using the Windows installation CD.
This guide will outline making a bootable USB flash drive with Windows XP, Vista, or 7. Before we begin, it is important to note that the computer you want to use your bootable USB drive must be able to use a USB drive as a boot device. Most computers built since Windows Vista was released are capable of booting to a USB device. Prior to the Windows Vista time frame, it is hit or miss with motherboards.

To determine if a computer is capable of booting to a USB device, access the computer's BIOS and check the bootable device list. If a USB device is listed, set the USB drive to be the first boot device. If you do not see a USB device in the list of bootable devices, your BIOS is not capable of booting to a USB device.
Note: You may need to have your USB flash drive plugged in when you access the BIOS).

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users To make a bootable USB drive for Windows Vista or Windows 7, you need to have Windows Vista or 7 installed on your computer. It is recommended that you have a flash drive of at least 4 GB in size, to store all the necessary files.
Tip: Before you start, plug in the USB drive and backup any files you have stored on the USB drive. The drive will be formatted during this process and all files on it will be deleted.
Note: You need to have a Windows Vista or Windows 7 DVD for these instructions to be successful.
1. Open an elevated Windows command line window by clicking Start, typing in cmd in the search text field, then pressing CTRL + Shift + Enter on your keyboard (at the same time). You can also access this by navigating to Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click with your mouse on the Command Prompt menu item and select Run as Administrator.
2. At the command prompt, type cd c:\windows\system32 to change the directory to the Windows system32 directory. Ensure your USB drive is plugged in, type DISKPART, then press Enter. Type LIST DISK and press Enter.

3. You will see a listing of the disk drives connected to your computer. Find the disk number of your USB drive and type SELECT DISK [USB disk #], where "[USB disk #]" is the disk # for your USB drive. It should now state that your USB drive is the selected disk. If you're not sure what disk is the USB disk, eject the USB drive, perform step number 2 again, connect the USB drive again, and compare the results. Usually the USB drive will be the last drive.
4. Type in the following commands, one by one, pressing Enter after each command.
CLEAN

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

SELECT PARTITION 1

ACTIVE

FORMAT FS=NTFS
(may take a couple minutes, depending on the USB drive size)

ASSIGN

EXIT
Keep the command prompt window open, but you can minimize it for a little bit.
5. You will now need your Windows Vista or 7 Installation DVD. Put the DVD in your computer's DVD drive. Open up My Computer and note which drive letter is assigned to your DVD Drive and your USB flash drive.
6. Go back to the command prompt window and type in D: CD BOOT (substitute your DVD drive letter for "D:", if necessary) and press Enter. Type CD BOOT again and press Enter. Lastly, type BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H: (substitute your USB flash drive letter for "H:", if necessary) and press Enter.
7. The last step is to copy the entire contents of the Windows DVD to your USB flash drive. To do this, in the My Computer window (opened in step 5 above), right-click on the DVD drive and select Open to view the contents of the DVD. Copy all the files and folders on the DVD to the USB flash drive.
Your USB flash drive is now set up to be a bootable USB drive for Windows Vista or 7.
How to or can boot from CD or DVD

Good luck.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jan 15, 2016


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Compaq Presario... | Answered on Aug 28, 2015


Could be a loose cable. Over time with the openning and closing of the cover the video cable is moving and in a few cases can become loose or pinched. If it is pinched it may need to be replaced. If it is just loose then it is fairly simple to remove the plastic piece above the keyboard and reset the video cable. Sometimes there are screws holding it in place but usually that piece is just snapped in place.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jun 07, 2015


Whats the operating system on this laptop? I asked this as u unplug the computer Win VISTA will slow down and cause other program to not run in general, the setting can be changed in control panel settings. Or upgrade O/S to Win 7.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on May 24, 2015


hi
if build in cam is fails to recognized by the system, most likely it is a problem in the cam or the connection on the motherboard.
open the cover of a laptop computer and LCD screen to remove the cap cam and make troubleshooting by using the camera 100% working. If your problem is gone, it means that your cam problem, but if it is still the same, the possibility of your camera port or just system problems. try doing a system recovery to ensure that the real problem.


regards

Compaq Presario... | Answered on May 06, 2015


Hi Ramesh, when was the last time its working fine, please let me know?

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Apr 09, 2015


upgrade your drivers using the downloadable free disk at http://drp.su/

I promise this sight is free and works

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Mar 24, 2015


This depends whether you have Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. Which version do you have?

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jan 20, 2015


Hello.

The most common reasons for power issues are the battery, power jack and power adapter/cord.

Power off and remove the battery. If the laptop powers on with just the adapter connected, your battery is faulty.

If you move/wiggle the power adapter at the point where it connects to the laptop, and the power goes off and on, the power jack is the problem.

The power jack is inside the laptop and either needs soldering or replacement. If a power jack problem, it should be addressed by someone knowledgeable.

If no change, the power adapter is probably faulty and needs replacement.

Hope this helps.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Oct 25, 2014


HP CQ60 Magnifier SW check follow:
1. check magnifier item locate at middle down side (under the HP LOGO ) of lcd panel, you can use screw drive touch there it will be sticky. if it not sticky there---the magnifier item could be removed or lost the function, you need to open the panel to recover this function. if it works well to go next
2) the magnify receiver is located at keyboard frame top middle ( above the power switch) where is a small board in the back side. if you put any magnify stuff on the top near the power switch, laptop will go to sleep statue. if it not works, the magnifier sensor lost function, it need to repair or change the board,
hope my experience help to you!

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Sep 21, 2014


You may try this fix. No guaranties though. Remove the battery and unplug power cable. Then hold down the "power" button for about 10 seconds. After that plug it back in and try turning it on. Again, this may NOT work but it has for others.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Sep 11, 2014


Check that ur laptop has the sound driver installed on ur desktop riht click on my computer select properties then select device manager locate ur sound driver right click it then select uninstall when it uninstalls restart ur laptop it should automatically install sound driver back if not go to www.drivermax.com adownload drivermaxx scan ur pc for the latest drivers and ur ready to install them but be carefull free users can only download 2 drivers per day so use it wisely good luck.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Sep 03, 2014


Forgot windows admin password?Do not be so anxious. I know a tool which can help you bypass windows admin password, need not to reinstall the windows OS, its safely and easily.By using "Any Windows Password Recovery 3.0 " ,could be helpful.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Aug 15, 2014

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