HP Compaq Presario CQ57 OS/Software :: How To Boot From USB Drive
Nov 20, 2014
I got a Compaq Presario CQ57-400SO I want to install with Windows XP instead of Windows 7, which is included. I've got two questions now since I've hit some bumps.
1. Is there any, at all, driver support for Windows XP to get a hold of?
2. How am I supose to boot from USB (my DVD-ROM is broken)?
+ Have converted my Windows XP installation disc to USB.
- I've tried changing the boot order, and no, the USB isn't marked with ! so it should work.
- I've tried pressing F9 which gets me to the Boot Option Menu. But once I press the USB drive it just goes straight to Windows (the pre-installed).
so my compaq presario cq57 running windows 7 has had this problem where when every i try to reboot it, it powers down the screen but the power button light is still on and a couple other lights too. then it just stays like that and it doesnt turn off or on unless i hold the power button. everything is up to date as well.
I have a Compag Presario CQ57 with windows7, "it said that the profile couldn't be loaded," so the question is how do I get in my computer to open it up to work on this problem or resolve it or how do I over ride the guest side so that I can get in on that side I forgot the password I set up on that side. how to get into the other user side I forgot the login password for this guest side I set up.
I have a Compaq Presario CQ57 Laptop which has worked fine up until this morning as i cannot connect to the internet with wireless. I have re-started my laptop and checked the settings but i keep getting the same message telling me to turn the wireless on. The F12 is orange and remains orange and will not turn on or change colour.
I have an old Presario v2000 with a failing hd. I bought a new hd and imaged the old drive to a usb drive with the intention of imaging it back to the new hd but i cannot get the usb drive to boot. I really want to preserve the data and software ....
My Presario CQ57 (Windows 7 w/ AMD E-300 APU w/Radeon HD graphics) crashed and shut down the other night. Something to do with the display adapter, when I got it fired back up, my wifi wouldn't come on. When I push the wifi button (f12 key), it does nothing, and I can't find my wireless adapter listed in my Device Manager list.
Just installed a new har drive into my Compaq CQ57. Ordered the recovery disks from HP. Put the first disk in disk drive as instructed and turned power back on. Now I'm getting a "No bootable device - insert boot disk" message. I thought that was what I had gotten from HP? how to recover system and then reinstall Windows 7?
I have compaq presario cq57-408tuI justupdated to Windows 8.1last night and i found bluetooth icon showing in notification area but not working i can,t connect any bluetooth device. I have downloaded latest driver for bluetooth but whet i try to installing driver it says no bluetooth device detecting.plz solve the issue
I have an Presario CQ57-383SQ and in device manager, network controller has no driver and i can`t find it and my WI-FI doesn't work it shows that is disabled from device manager i thins it is because of the network controller driver.
And one more....PCI device has no driver and I don't know where to find it.
got a Presario V2000 that will not boot whatsoever.
Upon pressing the power button, the machine starts up and displays the standard "Windows could not start properly" screen. Every option I choose, from the three Safe mode options, to the Last Known Good Config, to Start Windows Normally will not work.
I choose an option and everything goes smoothly, the Windows XP splash screen pops up & stays there for a few seconds, then goes blanks for a slightly longer length of time before a blue screen pops up. I can't remember the first few numbers, but the rest I'm pretty sure is accurate:
(a series of letters/numbers is here) (Registry File Failure)
The registry cannot load the file SysCommandSysCom32ConfigSOFTware or its log or alternate It is corrupt, (something I cant remember), or not writable
Beginning dump of physical memory Physical memory dump complete Contact your system administrator or technical assistance.
.....and it pretty much repeats over and over in a continuous cycle like this until I power it off.
What I'm wondering is where exactly the problem lies? On the Hard Drive--where the drive itself needs to be replaced or the OS just wiped and reinstalled fresh.......or is this indicative of a hardware failure...which would mean this lappy is pretty much dead?
My daughter has a Compaq Presario 2100. She said she got a virus! I don't think she did. But the problem is it will boot and not run! I ran a test for Hard Drive and it didn't show one. I also tried to repair from disk, it said it didn't have a hard drive. Disk is the reinstall XP. Is this a virus? I think it is hard drive gone bad.
I just got a laptop from Craigslist that I liked, its a Compaq Presario R3000 and the speaker was messed up. So I dis-assembled it and like started to fix the speaker, and when I got done I started to put everything back into place...Well when I got it done I turned my laptop back on and it powers on and the fans kick on but nothing pops up on the screen and it doesn't boot...
I've got an old C501NR with 80 GB HD that blue screened and died. Disk check indicated failed sectors. Wont boot into windows. Hp said its dead or dying. So I bought a 160 GB and Windows wont see any of it, neither does Bios. HP said it was too big, would only handle 120 GB so I ordered one of those, same speed/cache as the original. Same issue, its not found by Bios or Windows setup disc.
Here is the fun part: HP now says I can only use a certain part number which seems like total BS to me. Surethe 2 I tried were western digital and they come with Seagates, but so what? So if it isnt THAT that prevents me the puter from seeing the new drives, and that seems highly unlikely, what is it?? The drives are seating and connecting just fine.
I have a Compaq Presario V5000 that will not power up. Fans and drives don't spin up. The odd thing is it will charge the battery when hooked up to the power supply. The orange lightning bolt is solid until it is fully charged then it blinks. I have a second power supply and I get the same result.
The laptop does nothing when I remove the battery and try to run in directly on the power supply. I have re-seated the memory, hard drive, DVD drive, WiFi, keyboard, touchpad, monitor, audio board and replaced the power button board.
I also checked the power level going all the way to the processor and all is well.
I have a Presario v5204nr notebook that will not recognize that there is a hard disk installed. im doing this because my old hard drive is giving me problems already and it only has 40gb and im trying to put a 160gb. when i removed the hard drive and put the new one in i rebooted the computer and try to install Windows xp but when it asks which partitiion to install to, it says "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. I have tried several hard drives (sata) and same effect.
The laptop has a 60gb hd right now and I want to install a higher capacity.Compaq/HP chat told me that I can only use a 60gb,but the spec sheet says I can go up to a 120gb 4200rpm IDE.There is even a part number for it,407853-001. Could I not just get an IDE hard drive without having to get their part number hd?
I have a Compaq Presario CQ56-115dx and an HP 16gb flash drive that will not work with the computer. The flash drive works with my HP Pavilion laptop, but not with the Compaq. I have a 4gb HP flash drive that works with the computer just fine, along with a few SanDisk ones. I don't think that it's the USB drivers because my other flash drives work with the computer just fine. I really need to use the flash drive to back up information from the Compaq computer.
I have an HP xt125 laptop that has a bad hard drive. I installed a new hard drive, but found that someone previously had monkeyed around with the cd drive, when i try to boot all I get is cruching and grinding. I installed a drive from a Toshiba laptop which is marked M/S (master/slave), where the original is marked CSEL(cable select). The bios won't recognize it and tries to boot from the hard drive. I have also tried a brand new DVD/RW drive (liteon DS-8A1p) with the same result. If I put the original cd drive in it tries to boot, but the drive is too damaged to spin the disc up to speed. I can't find any settings in the BIOS.