If not, any help would be greatly appreciated! Originally Posted by spunk. It takes for ever to load the Live CD and sometimes does not load it correctly although I did get full load yesterday. I think we have to try several, let’s start with this one. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic.

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I think we have to try several, let’s start with this one.

Message 10 of Can someone tell me how to set the USB drive as the first boot option or might it not be possible on this machine? Turn off the computer and wait 5 seconds.

Compaq Presario M2000

It came totally wiped and reset to factory settings. My Laptop is a Compaq Presario M Copyright -Tech Support Forum. I thought this was just a problem with the drivers, so I tried updating them, but my computer claimed the drivers were up-to-date.


Plug the AC Adapter into the computer if it is not already connected. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant.

Thats why I was wondering about the USB option. Web search “boot usb without bios support”.

I have tried multiple troubleshooting topics, but it seems that mine is an exceptional case. Virus Problem, Please Help. Message 8 of The “closest” option is “Floppy Diskette” which of course I don’t even have! CDand boot the computer to the CD.

Compaq Presario M boot up errors – Tech Support Forum

preesario I wanted to install Backtrack on this laptop via a USB flashdrive, but none of my ports were working. I get 2 error messages.

Message 9 of I want to try installing from a USB drive. Message 5 of All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic.

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I know you have windows xp but that is a long time ago for me so it is a bit diffrent. The ports were still not working. After the test completes, be sure to restart the computer to determine if the test repaired any problems you are experiencing with your computer.


Originally Posted uxb spunk. If not, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Old Compaq V2000 BIOS Question

Hi missfixit74, and welcome to TSF. Okay, as i said we have to try several drivers. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use presarip Rules of Participation. There were multiple ports.