Compaq Presario 5000NX freezing, rebooting etc.

By IshamJustin
Dec 11, 2006
  1. Ok heres the deal. Im stumped. I have a Compaq Presario 5000NX. It has been acting up lately freezing and so forth. I decide to reformat and seems to be a simple solution, BUTTTT when I tried to do that.... It will reboot randomly and gives me the blue screen of death.. dumping physical memory blah blah blah... Any advice?? Ram? Mo Bo??

    Edit: Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.
  2. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Maniac Posts: 274

    did you install any new hardware of software recently?
  3. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Post computer specs IshamJustin

    Also like Pioneerx said, Did you put in any new hardware such as Videocards, RAM, CPU or something like that?
  4. IshamJustin

    IshamJustin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nope. I havent put anything new in there. Everything in the computer came as is. Im leaning towards a mother board. I took the hard drive and put it in my other pc and it formated perfectly. Its a compaq presario 5000NX. I dont know a whole lot about it, but I was doing it for a friend and then it went horrible. The hard drive is now formated with xp and all but when i go to boot up the computer nothing happens.
  5. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Maniac Posts: 274

    can you go to safe mode (F8)?

    As I underestand it you want to reinstall the whole machine (entire operating system (os)) put the Windows CD inside the mastrer drive and start the computer. Follow the instructions...

    Skype me if you can
  6. IshamJustin

    IshamJustin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah you would think so, but it will either freeze or go to the blue screen and say dumping physical memory.
  7. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Maniac Posts: 274

    well go to bios and sed up you cd device to boot as first and then try again.

    and just to check, b4 you do that try to unplug your master HDD and tell me what your PC does or sais when you start it without HDD
  8. IshamJustin

    IshamJustin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The bios has a password and no one set it up
  9. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Maniac Posts: 274

    oh s**t,
    Maybe it is blank try that, or the administrator password?, or your account password?
    If not reinstall our bios on your mobo
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