The HP Compaq Presario V didn’t blow us away with its performance, but it is very good at handling heavy workloads, as long as they’re not 3D-intensive. It has a vent at the back and a fan underneath that kicks in for about 15secs every few minutes during normal use. Please follow the below steps to enable scrolling features: I think I must have hit some shortcut key. Login to post Please use English characters only.

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When booting into BIOS the keyboard doesn’t work. I then reformatted the root drive and did a reinstall of the WinXP backups from the D drive.

Overall, it’s a decent performer, though it was edged slightly by the HP Pavilion compawwhich has a lower-clocked 1. The handy wireless button at the top of the laptop turns a cool blue when activated and looks very nice in the dark. I ran a program called dead pixel buddy and could not find any dead pixels….

Compaq Presario v Keyboard and Touchpad view view larger image. Again, the ports are all well laid out and easily accessible. The search began for the perfect laptop. Screen Compaq Presario v screen view larger image The screen size is where the V tiuchpad my respect. After the memory upgrade, the performance is snappy enough for my demands, and I still have 30GB of free space available on the hard drive.


Firstly, I absolutely hate the locking mechanism of this laptop. The v has an amazingly bright compaa with vivid colors view larger image Close in touchpqd screen view larger image Speakers: The inside of the notebook is silver, and the top and bottom are black plastic. I would rather have the AC input port on one of the side panels, and have one of the less frequently used ports VGA monitor or S-Video output moved to the rear panel.

Although the Compaq Presario V is not touchpwd smallest and lightest notebook on the market, I am happy that I bought this computer. The Acer ASwhich has a lower-clocked Turion processor and therefore consumes less power also did better on BatteryMark, at 3: Message 6 of I now avoid that area altogether and pick it up from the top left corner and the bottom right corner.

Just click that, and it will remove the red light. The v has an amazingly bright screen with vivid colors view larger image.

Compaq Presario V2000 Review (pics, specs)

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? The top row of keys doubles up as media controls when used in conjunction with the function key and they are clearly labeled.

I ran SuperPi which is a program that forces the processor to calculate the value of Pi to 2million digits accuracy. You can’t post answers that contain an email address. I have also discovered that I v200 play a DVD movie in a small window in the corner of the screen and still have enough usable screen area to work on other applications.


How to enable the touchpad on a Compaq Presario? – Super User

Right click it and go to properties. The speakers recreate sounds accurately and there is no sound distortion even when I crank up the volume to a very high setting. Overall, build quality is not one of the strong points of this laptop. You tochpad have to get a completely new top plastics, if the pad is a part of it.

Compaq Presario V Review (pics, specs)

Earlier models were one piece. The computer boots up to the Windows logon screen in about 50secs.

Highlight Virtual Scrolling in the Left hand side and Check both the boxes in the right hand side. I guess that is one of the downfalls of a budget laptop.

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Posted on Jan 03, Alun Cox Level 3 Expert Answers. I was surprised to find the HP and Compaq names on smaller, more compact notebooks. I have the same question.