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Did you create a set of Recovery discs for this machine, before you wiped out Vista and installed Windows 7? There is a utility to do this and it relies on the original windows to work. When you formatted Vista, you erased the Recovery links from the windows partition, that allows the recovery to take place. The Recovery has to 'see' the original OS to confirm it is on the correct machine. It is known as a 'fingerprint' and is checked by the BIOS to make sure it is not being Pirated. If you have the key on the bottom, you may be able to download a new copy of Vista just for Compaq machines, and it will legally activate.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jul 23, 2013

This may be the motherboard has failed, it happens more than most people think. There is no way to check it, but if you are advanced enough you can buy one and replace it, and not have to worry about reinstalling your operating system. Just a possibility, but that is what it sounds like to me.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jul 23, 2013

It will restore everything back to factory settings like it just came out of the box. Try the F11 like i suggested.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jun 18, 2013

To get into the BIOS try pressing F10 as soon as you switch on the laptop

HP Compaq... | Answered on May 04, 2013

Can you see what's on the screen if you hold it under a light? Did the screen die suddenly or were there more symptoms?

HP Compaq... | Answered on Apr 04, 2013

Can you describe the loud sound? Does it sound like the sound is coming from the HDD?

HP Compaq... | Answered on Mar 22, 2013

There is nothing wrong with the fan. Please go to a computer technician and check the coolant inside which require to maintain the temperature. Over the period it gets evaporated/dried up. Also make sure the air vents are clean and th computer is used in a place where there is sufficient air flow.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Dec 31, 2012

you might have a problem with your computer battery or the charger is broken. mine is and it doesnt charge but it prevents it from losing battery.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Dec 31, 2012

Need to test if power adapter is providing power - easy to do with multimeter. If no power, replace power adapter. Replacements found easily online and not very expensive.

IF power adapter is working and putting out power, either you have a damaged power jack in the laptop, or a worn out battery that will not accept a charge. Power jack replacement is best left to experienced technicians, battery replacement is simple and replacement readily available online.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Dec 30, 2012

may be overheating - try to clean heat silk and resolder CPU

HP Compaq... | Answered on Nov 15, 2012

Computer does not boot up The problem maybe the RAM, it is faulty or just needs reseating to make proper electrical contact.
Reseat the RAM and then boot up your laptop. If it still does not boot up then remove the RAM module/s and take them to your friendly computer repair shop and get them to test the RAM for you. Just like you sometimes need a mechanic to repair your car, sometimes you do need a technician to diagnose and identify the fault or faults on your computer. Not only does a good service technican have the experience to deal with this type of problem, they also have the equipment that allows them to look at things the average computer user can't see, and he has a collection of replacement parts that can be used to quickly test individual components on your computer.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Oct 02, 2012

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HP Compaq... | Answered on Sep 12, 2012

the charger plug?
if the notebook does not indicate that the battery is charging, it's might be that the battery itself is operating correctly, but its power management software may have become corrupt or troubled. In order to correct the problem, you will need to uninstall and reinstall the power management software by using the Device Manager
To correct the battery's power management software, follow the steps below.
1. Click Start and type device in the search field, then select Device Manager .or right click on My Computer,select properties,click Hardware tab,click Device Manager
2. Expand the Batteries category.
3. Under the Batteries category, right-click the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery listing, and select Uninstall .
WARNING: Do not remove the Microsoft AC Adapter driver or any other ACPI compliant driver.
4. On the Device Manager taskbar, click Scan for hardware changes

HP Compaq... | Answered on Aug 27, 2012

check hp website for driver download

HP Compaq... | Answered on Mar 22, 2012

Buy a Compaq restore cd for your laptop on ebay or amazon, so you can install operating system on your hdd?

HP Compaq... | Answered on Mar 18, 2012

You have to bring it to the company and they will reset it.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Mar 05, 2012

Your laptop may have a combination of problems. Since the laptop was dropped, it is possible that your may a motherboard that no longer outputs video through the video controller, or the screen may have been damaged internally. Try hooking up an external monitor through the vga output of your laptop, usually located on the side or back of the laptop. If the external monitor works, then most likely it is your screen that's bad, if the external monitor doesn't works, then most likely it is your motherboard that's bad.

Let me know if this helps.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Feb 12, 2012

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