20 Most Recent HP Compaq Presario S5100NX (DM172A#ABA) PC Desktop Questions & Answers

no monitor stated, ! wow. (hard to help this)
generic PC 101:
1: test this monitor on any other PC.(vga)
2: test this PC on any other VGA monitor .
either test above quickly proves which end is bad.
easy no?, just one simple test and 1/2 the causes go byebye...

if the PC goes dead the monitor goes to sleep mode. and HP monitor shows yellow power. lamp.

I will do simple monitor tests now
even with NO PC connected. (basics)

1: most monitors will even a sign on message, with no PC.
a HP logo graphic, Compaq logo shows. or some text.
newer monitors show logo message "energystar" every time.
then shows..... (the last means PC is setup wrong)
errors. then goes black.

if it shows nothing ever, the monitors 15 year old
CCLF tubes inside are now dead, 99% are now.
the LCD back light lamps died long ago , on most.
if the back lamps are good from year 2003,.wow
then.... (like finding 1995 car that runs)

the monitors OSD screen on most will work now.
on demand !by YOU.
for a few seconds, lacking a PC connection.
power on and hammer the menu key see OSD.? even for 1second.
This works best with working PC, the OSD will not work at all with a dead PC but some screens can be tricked into showing the OSD for few seconds at power on, no PC conn., (it's super good to know these facts,when screen is dead or partly)

you asked about the magic batteries. (cake walk)
well sure, all 15 year old PC have bad RTC coin cell battery on the DESK top , inside mother board.
if never serviced for 15 years it is bad.
replace it, (below 2.9vdc is bad battery(metered)
remove it look at number and get one at walfart.
2032 cells are common


(camera dept, or watches)

my nice test monitor (tech)
HP lE2000x (led) nice and small.
power on (no PC connected)
blue lamp power button glows every time it gets power.
Large menu pops UP, shows scanning VGA/DVI and more for 2 to 3 seconds
then a large white menu pops
and shows "monitor going to sleep" in clear English. (means PC is dead , this case missing)

the blue led power lamp goes from blue to yellow
and screen is now black. (all 100% normal)
these are what all LCD do powered on.

if the monitor is totally 100% dead all ways from Sunday, then it is. as all are now with CCLF tubes
99.9% are dead, if used.
the lamps last 20,000 hrs and DIE.913c8268-90a1-42b6-be05-ed78514f589e.jpg

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jan 09, 2018

Infected with something or driver issues.. Try this trick, Turn off the system and wait 20 seconds, start the computer and click the F8 key till you see a black and white screen. Choose Safe mode or safe mode with networking. If windows starts this way, then you know you have a infection or a driver issue - If the computer does the same freeze up, then you know it has other issues - possibly hardware issues..

Hopes this information help, Have a great day..

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HP Compaq... | Answered on Apr 29, 2015

did you configured the Hard drive jumpers correctly?
Was the original HD set to master or Cable select?
if so please set your new hard drive to the same jumper settings as the old one.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011

Go to Compaqs web site and download the Win7 driver for your sound firmware and install it. Ensure you specify either 32 or 64bit. Check your OS for the specification.
Hope that solves your problem.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Nov 16, 2010

install sound driver and try.....

HP Compaq... | Answered on Oct 12, 2010

Hi, it's really easy. Remove the left casing by pressing the hatch on the back. Remove the data and power cables from the back of the cd rom. Then remove the front besel (the plastic one - just the colored one around the CD) then you have to press both sides (next to the cd bay) and pull it out. Then take out the plastics and then do this procedure the other way aournd for the new hard cd rom. I hope this helps. Don't forget to rate and provide positive feedback for our fast-free response today. Thank you :D

HP Compaq... | Answered on Apr 29, 2010

Try this from HP,it's their self help site for keyboard not working.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Feb 20, 2010

the cd/dvd might have gone bad
try uninstalling and reinstalling the dvd drive frm device manager..... go to device manager and then right click on the dvd drive and click on uninstall and tehn restart the comp

HP Compaq... | Answered on Feb 09, 2010

If it is the correct RAM the System should recognize it automatically. Window on the other hand sometimes get it wrong, To see how much RAM you really have is check as it boots up, that will give you the correct amount. OR again check in BIOS.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jan 30, 2010

It's possible that the spring that makes the button "firm" may have popped out. Take off the front cover and look for it. It's easy to put back in. While you have the front cover off, push the little (usually black) start button to see if the computer starts.
If the switch is not repairable, your best bet is probably to find a Used Computer store/repair shop. They should only charge a nominal fee, if anything. Computer booths at flea markets are good places to look for stuff like that too.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jan 03, 2010

Alright..Not a big problem..Generally happens due to some files corrupting. Put your Windows CD in the drive, boot form the Disc and choose to repair the operating system. The problem will be solved.

Thank you!

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jun 04, 2009

Windows Xp Cd is same for all the processors.It depends on you what you need to install,
You can buy in market and they will charge 400 bugs at a max.
If you belongs to hyderabad, i can give a copy of it

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jun 03, 2009

If you want to get it legally, then go to a store and get it.
If you want to get it illegally, then download some torrent file and burn it in a CD. make it a bootable CD. but you cannot be assured that you will get the product key in all the torrents. try various torrents and get the right one.


HP Compaq... | Answered on Jun 03, 2009

You need the windows setup cd, do a repair installation to fix the problem.

how to perform a repair installation>

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jun 03, 2009

Appears that recovery disk #2 is bogus. U can try to get a new set from HP (fat chance!) or you can do a reload from a normal, retail OS disk.

HP Presario... | Answered on Jun 21, 2017

Most laptop or PCs, has a combination keyboard pressing keys, that invoque the restore routine.
usually F11 or F10.
others has DVD, check and see what you have of these two.
in the first one, you recover from a disk partition the whole OS.

HP Presario... | Answered on Jan 26, 2017

Its all about go to HP page, and bios updates, the instructions are there too!

but be aware you have to be more specific on model, and BIOS dates.

HP Presario... | Answered on Jan 26, 2017

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