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#1 iedq

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:41 AM

I am working on a laptop model compaq C557CL.

Had problems with drive and had to reset to as shipped settings.

Display looks yellowish, When i connect an external monitor everything looks great.

If go to Display manager appears Generic PNP monitor and no {15.4" WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800)}

Which its suppose to be the monitor.

Help in how to change this, because no driver is available and could not find a way to change or add a new monitor to it.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:42 AM

I am working on a laptop model compaq C557CL.

Had problems with drive and had to reset to as shipped settings.

Could you please explain exactly what problems you had with the drive and how you reset? Thank you.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:10 AM

The machine was given to a friend and in about 2 years a total of 37 tries to repair software wise were tried.

system would startup and go automatically to system repair and could not get out of it.

"Startup repair has tried but still cannot determine the cause of the problem"

Searched the internet, here and at technnible and other sites and was unsuccesfull to repair. Found that the drive had errors. Ran HDD re-generator and was able to retreave the data but not to fix the windows vista startup repair problem.

Downloaded a windows Vista Repair Disk and was able to restore the computer as if it was never used.

Now i have this other issue.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:13 AM

I'm not certain what the disk you used contained, so I suggest you visit the website of the laptop manufacturer and download and install all relevant drivers. Start with the chipset driver, then the video driver.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:41 AM

thanks will do

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:44 AM

Sure thing. Please post back and let us know.....

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 01:29 PM

I decided to order the recovery disks for the machine directly from Compaq.

We are talking about $20 dollars in fedex. My time is worth a lot more.

Have spent maybe 3 to 4 hours trying to resolve this particular issue.

Hopefully everything will work out fine at the end.

Ivan




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