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I HAVE A PRESARIO 1220 LAPTOP 200MHZ CYRIX W/MMX NEOMAGIC VIDEO TOSHIBA 2.6GIG 60MEG RAM WIN98 2NDEDITION FRESH FORMAT AND DRIVERSALL BOARD VOLTAGES SHOW GOOD CPU HAS A TEMP HEATSINK WITH FAN DURING THIS REPAIR HARD DRIVE WORKED FINE IN MY TOWER WITH NO ERRORS FOR A DAY REMOVED EXTRA RAM CHIP MODEM CDROM FLOPPY KEYBOARD MOUSE AND USED EXTERNAL MONITOR SYSTEM HAD THE SAME PROBLEM BEFORE FORMAT AND AFTER LOCKS UP WHEN YOU OPEN MY COMPUTER AND TRY TO OPEN C DRIVE OPEN ANOTHER FOLDER AND IT LOCKS NOT ALLWAYS AT THE SAME STEP BUT WITH IN 3 OR FOUR FOLDERS ALSO USING THE NET CHANGE SITE 2 OR 3 TIMES AND SYS LOCKS HARD ONLY COLD BOOT RESTORES IT THE ONLY WAY IT WONT LOCK IS WHEN YOU FORCE IT TO RUN IN SAFE MODE THEN I CANT MAKE IT LOCK UP AT ALL SAME PROB ON AC OR ON THE BATTERY ANY ADVICE OR IDEAS ANYONE HAS WOOULD BE WONDERFUL AS I AM STUMPED THANKS RUSS
 

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I am a little confused on this issue. Are we talkign about a laptop or a PC?

If we are talking about a PC I would first replace the EIDE cable from the HD to the Mother board with a know good one. Second I would place the Hd in a second computer (if you have one) and see if the same error occurs. If it still occurs that narrowed it down to a hard drive. If error still occurs either purchase some advanced utilities (Nutz and boltz or Systematic System works[i think is the name of it])

If this is a laptop download some hardware diagnostic disks from Compaq and see if you recieve any flags. If you live near a good computer shop I would also rocommend they run a test on your hard drive out side the laptop
 

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Holy run on sentence, EQUITZ! Welcome to the forum.

Russ- the compaq laptops were fameous for having problems with anything but their specific video driver. The vid card maker's driver usually don't cut it in a compaq lap top.

My advise is to download the specific driver from Compaq's web page on another computer and copy it to a CD. Then boot to safe mode on the laptop, remove your vid adaptor in device manager, and try a full boot. It should prompt you to add the driver- point it to the CD.
 

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Where did you get video driver out of the wonderfully confusing sentence. I guess it could be the vid card. But I am allittle confused on how
 
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Look at the date on the original post by EQUITZ .....:winking:

This thread is supposed to be closed.
 
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