Having problems with your Compaq PC Laptops ?

I upgraded my laptop's (hp compact cq40-336 tu) RAM from 1 GB to 3BG. I bought a 2GB RAM w/ Kinsengton model from our local store. TO find out the said RAM is not working properly. How can I fix this problem? Thanks. James, Phils.


Answers :

My compact cannot start well..
It's very slow and sometimes the computer never show COMPACT logo when I turn it on.. I can't do system restores (It's always Uncompleted).. And I can't re-install my compact with xp ( I use xp programs to install, but when I reboot with CD drive (that was xp) it always stopped before the windows appear and sometimes appear blue screen.. I already run CHDSK, actually for /F but never going well..
Help me from this situation, I want to re-install my compacts to a better situation..
This model laptop requires DDR RAM. Sometimes different brand of RAM do not work together or not the memory upgrade was not compatible with the laptop.
\015\012To check the amount of installed memory, go into the BIOS configuration to view the RAM.
\015\012The other way is to open Control Panel and click on System, this will also show the total RAM installed.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Compaq PC Laptops

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

I upgraded my laptop's (hp compact cq40-336 tu) RAM from 1 GB to 3BG. I bought a 2GB RAM w/ Kinsengton model from our local store. TO find out the said RAM is not working properly. How can I fix this problem? Thanks. James, Phils.


My compact cannot start well..It's very slow and sometimes the computer never show COMPACT logo when I turn it on.. I can't do system restores (It's always Uncompleted).. And I can't re-install my compact with xp ( I use xp programs to install, ... Compaq PC Laptops

I need a video driver for Eurotek M630-UC Notebook1


Things for you are like this. unfortunately more bad than good news, but after all it is very much possible to make your laptop run OSX just fine and with network connection. At least you will know what you have to deal with.Your LA ... Computer Utilities & Maintenance

Has no picture,computer makes a noise when turned on etc...


If you tried with 3 different monitor, then the kid has done a bad job and eventually messed up with some critical system component.(CPU-RAM-Power Supply Unit-Video Card)check if the CPU fan is spinning, if not this can prevent the system from ... Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

Laptop does not power up or turn on anymore!


You seem to be in deep trouble.. It sure seems to be a motherboard issue. I will advise you to buy a new MBD. And to your relief, the data on harddrives will be "nil" affected by the motherboard change.There might be an easier ... Gateway MT6707 Notebook PC

C1641 intermittent beeps and won't start up


Is is possible that the RAM you put in was not sited properly. Just check it to see if it is right. You might need to troubleshoot by removing one peripheral at a time. Try removing the keyboard, and turn it on and see what happen. If same, mouse, n ... E-Machines C1641 PC Desktop

My Laptop Same Thing


The problem with upgrading or downgrading to MS Vista is the lack of driver support manufacturers provide as unlike other past Operating systems Vista did not sell very well retail...it was forced upon Manufacturers who "had" to include it at a certa ... Packard Bell Easy One Silver 2120 Notebook

Integrated Camera is not reconized by vista 64-bit.. Please help me....


Very often you will find that not much older periferials like Cameras, Printers, Ipods, Scanners, and many Applications do NOT work with VISTA 64 Bit O.S.. \015\012\015\012First go to the CAMERA MANUFACTURER Customer Services or Website ... Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Notebook

How do I add more RAM memory to my aging IBM Lap Top 2722? It currently has 256 MG installed, and I have bought a 1 GB memory module from Kingston. Where and how do I find the existing module and add the 1 GB modules (or replace the existingone). I can not find a manual at home (long gone, I guess), so I do not know how to go about this memory upgrade. Claes G Boregard


Step 1: Find the memory type and amount used by the computer\015\012Step 2: Find out how much memory can be added\015\012Use the following steps to find out how much memory is currently installed and how much can be added: Open My C ... IBM ThinkPad R40 2722 Notebook

Long POST and will not mount HDD.


I had the same problem i changed the hhd to a 250 GB Western Digital and reinstalled the OS (Linux ZorinOSlight) and it works fine now tho i would like to flash the bios so i can boot from a USB but like you said the Bios rom file is nowhere on the n ... PC Desktops

Clean install Windows XP


The first thing you should do is increase the system RAM to 1GB. This will make a BIG difference. \015\012\015\012When you formatted did you format NTFS? or FAT32 if the latter convert your drive to NTFS. \015\012\015\012Make sure you are NOT infecte ... PC Desktops

I have Photo Studio 5.5 that was bundled when I installed a Canon product. When I am using the crop tool, after a couple of clicks of the mouse the computer crashes. A recent error report suggested that the cause was because of a driver. Is there some way for me to download a upgrade?


Hi Chrome,I am assuming that this is "ArcSoft" studioyou are having trouble with.Before you read my more detailed rantings which follow,make sure that the size of your virtual memory page fileis big enough, w ... PC Desktops

Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-831S ---upgraded drive in Toshiba laptop now doesn't work


Hello,\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012This article might help you in fixing the error code 19. I have tested\015\012this one and it worked for me. The er ... PC Laptops

Laptop won't power up


As said by the engineer he is absolutely right that the mother board of the laptop is faulty.but directly saying that the mother board without any diagnosing is not fair.as it starts for 10seconds.but no boot.that means.either the chances of memory ( ... Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-831S ---upgraded drive in Toshiba laptop now doesn't work


Mary-First, before you pull your hair out, try these and see what happens:1) Can you get into safe mode? F8 at Windows startup will get you there. If you can get into safe mode, go to Device Manager and find the Entry for DVD/CD- ... Toshiba Satellite M45-S355 Notebook

Cannot sync files to devices on my sony vaio. my computer cannot find the correct usb sync drivers?? computer will charge my Zune mp3 player and it used to show up in the program and i could sync music etc to it but now all of the sudden it just says to connect my device with the sync cable, even though it already is. it is visible in My Computer, but that doesn't help me much. its the same for any other mp3 player i plug in, and with Windows Media Player. Other USB functions work, such as my wi


Go to the Control Panel-System-Hardware-Device Manager and see if the device is recognized in the list. If you see it in the list of devices click on it to see the staus of the driver. Windows will tell you if the device is working properly or not fr ... Sony PC Laptops

PC Hardware Troubleshoot, works slowly,IDE not detected sometimes


Try go to this website download Download SeaTools for DOS now! http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools/and run diag ... PC Desktops

My laptop wont play sound


There are many reason why you are having this problem, as i can see that you have code 28\015\012\015\012Solution : Reinstall Driver, try to find your accompanied CD that goes with your pcThis code means the device was n ... Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

I have a Compaq V2000 laptop that you have to push down on the heatsink to get the pc to start up. Sometimes it will stay on...sometimes it won't. If it does and you move the laptop at all, it will go off. I have removed the cpu and reseated it and then reset the heatsink but still the same problem. How can I get this to work right everytime without having to push down on the heatsink?


Hi,\015\012\015\012If you press and hold the heatsink area of the notebook, then the notebook turns on and there will be display. This clearly says that this is hardware problem.\015\012\015\012Issue must be with the assemblin ... PC Desktops

Power button blinking red on gateway profile 4...monitor appears to be on, fan is operating, can hear drive starting but computer will not boot up. Checked power to hard drive and ribbon cables, memory, all appear to be properly seated. The PC was left on overnight, and the following morning an attempt to start it failed...thanks for any help John in Guilford


1.Check your power supply by using an Analog Volt Meter, you should check if the power supplied by your power supply is stable,2.Check your ram if it is faulty. try to clean the lids of the ram using an eraser. If still your computer does ... Gateway Profile 4 XLb PC Desktop

Start up problem


Generally, that loud beep you hear is your BIOS (the part of the \012computer that turns on everything else) alerting you that there is a \012serious error with it's ability to function. Just for example, the beep \012could be due to your RAM not bei ... HP Pavilion dv2000t 14.1" Notebook Laptop PC (Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66 GHz, 1GB RAM, 100GB HDD, D... PC Notebook

Hp nx8220 display problems


I think I came across to a similar situation, try resetting the RAM by pulling it out and inset it back properly. If it does not work, try replacing the RAM from a working Laptop and see. Normally after disassembling the laptop assembling it again t ... PC Laptops

Will not boot up


Hi. This situation is caused by one or more of 3 possible problems. In most cases, this long 5 second error you describe is a result of faulty RAM memory, despite what you say. The reason i say this is because every computer runs a diagnostic test on ... Compaq Presario sr1303wm Computer - AMD Sempron 3000 - 2.0 GHz - 256MB - 40GB - DVD/CDRW Combo ... (PP150AR) PC Desktop

I have an acerpower fh series and it keeps rebooting when it reaches the desktop. it does fine in safe mode. i have done a system restore and it didn't help. i have checked the fans to make sure they are working properly, checked the ram and not finding any problems with them. i work for a school and we have 8 of these acers and they are all doing this and it just started today. the first thing that came to mind was the av 2009 virus but i am not finding any sign of this on the machine.


I'm a PC technician who worked on this exact problem today. Tried everything: ram tests, hard drive tests, looked for bad driver installs, tried everything I could think of and every diagnostic disc my company has. Our solution involved services th ... AcerPower FH - P4 631 3 GHz (S6463624) PC Desktop

Xion II Silver ATX Mid-Tower Case


There can be several causes for your problem.\015\012So I will walk you through checking the most likely causes.\015\012\015\012If you have the manual for your Motherboard it will be useful for reference purposes, otherwise you can ... XION II Mercury (XON102) ATX Mid-Tower Case

I have a dell demension 4300 that recently started having issues, slow cutain effect, freeze ups. harddrive clicking away. Then one day I had the blue screen that said an error was detected. Then it wouldn't reconize the harddrive but it would go into the bios screen and then not do anything else. So I took it in to have it diagnosed and they said the edie circuit on the board was fried. They offered me a card option for the back but I opted to replace the motherboard with one that was listed as


CaSmogTech,There is a No Signal on the monitor because the monitor is not receiving a Video Signal.Your computer is not producing a video signal.In essence, your computer isn't working, because there is no Operating System on ... Dell Dimension 4300 PC Desktop
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.9832 seconds