Compaq Presario CQ56-106SL: failed to update Bios
my laptop had a version of bios F03, I downloaded the HP driver page associated with this model, the latest version of F18, the InsydeFlash utility began, showed me the latest version of the bios (F03) and the new version of the bios to be installed (F18).
After you PC rebooted automatically, at startup, a window showed the new bios was ready to be installed, I pressed enter, installation began, writes the blocks of 512, checked the blocks of 512 and at this stage, the laptop got stuck showing the 512/512 blocks have been checked and the progress bar 100%.
After abou 1 hour, I decided to stop the laptop, the only way to do so was unconnect the battery pack.
I turned on the laptop, but it shows once again the new bios is ready to install, I repeated the process a few times but the result is the same awvays.
By turning on the sistem, I can also skip the update of the bios by pressing ESC, doing so Windows7 starts normally, but every time I restart the laptop that I should ignore the upgrade, and I just can't access the bios Setup.
I tried to install any other bios versions downloaded from the HP driver page associated with this model, but none of them worked, even the original version F03 no longer works.
The result for all of the versions I've tried is almost the same, some time it install the bios, but the check fails, some time, that the installation fails also the 391 block or the block 33.
Can anyone suggest me what it takes to win the correct bios behavior?
Thank you very much
I solved my problem, I'm not exactly sure how.
I immediately pressed the ESC key and mem test form CD, after that a new restart and entered in the configuration of the BIOS with the F10 key. I have change everything, but now the laptops starting mormally.
I have the BIOS original version F03.
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My battery on my compaq presario cq56 is not recognized. It's not even an icon for it. Hp support assistant said trying the update of the bios battery. I can't find to download... Help, please!
My battery on my compaq presario cq56 is not recognized. When I ran the test on HP support assistant, he says take the battery off and then powered off and that did not help. He said to ensure that the latest version of the BIOS battery has been installed but I can not find how or where to do... someone know how and if it is the best thing to do?
This document includes the steps of research, download and installation of updates to the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) or ROM (ROMPaq) for your HP or Compaq laptop.
Update for AMD processors
I bought a HP Compaq Presario CQ56 model on eBay for $25 with screen cracked and no hard drive. I wasn't informed that it is has a password for BIOS-_ - after you have entered the incorrect password three times I get the key: 34915346 error and it keeps let me try again after the reboot. Can someone please help me with this?
Please read the first post on the link below for what to do with the system off (halt) code given by the PC.
I have a COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ56 and suddenly asks me the password of the bios.
The message that appear isENTER PASSWORD or POWER ON PAST ADMINISTRATOR password".
What can I do?
Deactivation of the system 73277861
I have Compaq presario cq56-115dx and got the 53346355 Lock password can u help me
DP - K
Hello, I have a compaq presario CQ56 - 154 mobile CA. I deleted the hard drive using DriveCleanser to True Image Home 2011 and then tried to load the recovery with F11 (or F10 or whatever it is) Manager, but now all I get is a red screen with the big Q logo with "Press ESC for boot menu" on the bottom left and it just hangs there. I wipe the Win7 and system partitions, but not the recovery partition. I did a backup of these 3 partitions on my external hard drive, but the laptop does not start from a flash drive bootable, that I did in True Image, nor any of my startup CD and I set the bios to boot from flash first, then the DVD, then drive before wiping.
I don't have the DVD with Recovery Manager recovery in Win7, but I wouldn't need them not from the recovery partition is still there.
I read that some Compaq portable computers use a utility on the hard drive to load the bios, boot etc menu, so if this is the case with mine, then it has been completely removed. If this is the case, is there a way I can get it on the drive?
If this isn't the case, I could try to remove the drive and put it in an envelope outside and connect to my office. It is possible that I can use the flash drive to use True Image to restore wiped two partitions. Also, I read that in this case, remove the disc and then turn on the laptop may allow the bios load, but I'd really prefer not to take the drive if I have to.
I have faith in your ability to help me with this, thanks!...
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I seem to have solved the problem! As soon as I was able to restore the partition of 'System', which is the partition active, the bios loaded no problem. After the release of the bios, the Recovery Manager has finally started automatically and I was able to restore the laptop to its "out-of-box" State
What I did buy a 2 1/2 inch, SATA HARD drive, USB adapter I used to connect the player to the laptop on my desk. I used my flash boot disk image first restore the MBR on the drive by using the backup that I did. That did not work. Then I restored the system partition, crossed my fingers and pulled to the top of the laptop again and finally the Recovery Manager came. It was the most beautiful thing I've seen in days.
A little advice. If you want to clear Win7 out of your Compaq, say you want to sell or something, and you want to use a method of multiple passes, clean partition "Win7". Don't wipe the 'HP tools', the 'system', or the 'Recovery' partitions (is there such partitions). If none of this has meaning for you, find a friend or a tech store, he does not sense of. I consider myself lucky.
Thanks Charles for your answers, I appreciate them!
I need help wih the power on password for my Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX
~ Thanks in advance
DP - K
My Compaq Presario CQ56 throws me an administration password and when I try to enter it, it gives me a code system with disabilities... 82527050... I know not what to do, please help, everybody. ...
So I just joined here to see if anyone can help with my problem, because frankly, I'm out of options now about two weeks asking friends and colleagues and searching the Internet for answers to similar problems. I tried twice with the information I found on this site for quite some time and it does not work for me!
In any case, I have a HP Compaq Presario CQ56 laptop. It has been implemented correctly when I bought it, everything worked perfectly. I managed to catch a virus that prevented me from even turn on my computer (which is strange, because I'm not a fool with computers, and I know what not to do/download sites to visit), so I had to restart my computer to stock, I used my Windows 7 disc, partitions formatted and installed windows again.
Now, for some reason it doesn't connects wireless Internet. It connects when I have an ethernet cable connected, but it is not all networks, as shown in this screenshot:
(And also here's a cute Bunny for your pleasure)
So you see my problem it is very frustrating. I don't know what is the cause, but I guess it must be a driver problem? Which is why I write here, if this is indeed in the wrong section, please accept my apologies.
Here is an another screenshots that can help, just in case:
If someone could shed some light on the problem for me, or even to resolve, I'd be very grateful it is extremely annoying. As I said, it works fine when I have my laptop connected to the internet, when I'm in College, but when I come on a weekend, I can't put my laptop, because I only WiFi at home.
Thanks for reading
You are the very welcome, Hayley.
The problem is that the needs of the wireless (network controller) one adapter driver installed and here is the link for the driver you need.
Once you install the driver above, the wireless should work just fine.
According to the Compaq Presario Maintenance and Service of Guide matrix on page 2 (http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02657369), my Compaq Presario CQ56-110US laptop supports up to 8 GB of system memory, but by following a few lines to the bottom of the guide, it lists the configuration information that tops out at a total of 4 GB. If I remove the 2 existing memory chips (1 GB each) and install two 4GB chips, my laptop will support the upgrade to 8 GB?
Compaq Presario CQ56-110US laptop
Processor Intel® Celeron® 900 (2.2 GHz)
Supports dual channel DDR2 800 MHz memory
Unfortunately, your model will not support 2 x 4 GB of memory.
This is because it is equipped with an Intel Celeron processor, your laptop is the chipset Mobile Intel GL-40.
This chipset only supports a maximum of 2 x 2 GB memory.
By the way... 2 x 4 GB memory DDR2 would cost a lot of money. It was the cheapest I could find.
My Compaq Presario CQ56 shows system 98207381 disabled when I try to start it. I searched the forums and find other codes, but not this one.
Can anyone help?
DP - K
I hand a compaq presario cq56 and I breed power over password.after 3 times enter tells a code (60631788).
Is it somone kan help me with this ar desperat.
DP - K
I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 CQ56-219WM laptop
He just started to ask for a password "Administrator" or "Power On" password
After 3 tries, I get this message.
Disabled system 
What should I do? Please help and thanks in advance.
Compaq Presario CQ56 disabled system 55583141
DP - K
I just bought this Compaq Presario CQ56 today in a resale shop. After turn on/off the computer, the background is black, and a blue window appears saying "Enter password or power on password" after three attempts wrong, (resulting in an error "invalid password") it says 'disabled system  '.
So frustrating... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP! Laughing out loud
Thank you, in advance!"Viva life Bohem.
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