hi all im tyring to fix a friend of a friend's computer and i need your help. now my friend's friend has an old compaq computer and here are the specs of it:
compaq computer model: 5020
Intel celeron 300mhz proc
64megs of pc100 sdram
2x AGP video
now my friend gave me this pos to fix and the other guy is paying me he said. pretty cool so i took a look at it. first i plug the compaq computer to my monitor and the big compaq letters come out. afterwards, the computer goes go to another black screen where it says:
"remove disk or other media."
"press any key to restart."
so i restarted the computer proceeded for the bios. i dont know if this f**king computer doesnt have any bios or what as i know that all computers have bios. correct me if im wrong here. i tried pressing F1, F2, delete, F5, and even F. nothing whats so ever. all i get at bootup is the black screen that says compaq and afterwards the black screen with the words above. hmmmm........
then i opened up the computer, clean some of the dust, and found the cmos jumper, i cleared cmos the computer and proceeded to bootup again. then the computer shows the big compaq sign again but it sits still in this screen for like 2min until it list somethin like:
disk1 :8gigs disk3:cdrom
checksum applied.................something something
then it proceeds to the black screen where it tells you to remove media again. this time i turned off the computer and got one of my floppy boot disk to see if the computer boots from it. i tried out my win9x bootable floppy and nothing at all. damn
my friend's friend wants me to install xp. i tried out my floppy cable on this compaq computer but the funny thing is that the computer didnt want to boot at all. no post no nothing. i was kinda scared at first because i thought i shorted something. then when i put the original floppy cable back, walla the computer booted fine and the both black screens appear again.
to me, it could definitely be the hdd but WHY THE F**K I CANT EVEN GET INTO A BIOS BULLCRAP. dammit
donnie, athlon11, logik, dudex, everyone help me make some money please. thanks all
The reason it is running so slow is because of the low RAM. Windows XP requires at least 128 MB of RAM to run barely. It could also be the CPU but since you got it running it must be enough (again barely lol).