How to Reset the Compaq Presario 2100 Notebook

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How to Reset the Compaq Presario 2100 Notebook
Use a pen to press the reset button underneath your Compaq notebook. (ball-pen image by Henryk Olszewski from

Hewlett-Packard designed the Compaq Presario 2100 notebook for entertainment purposes, as well as to help you increase your productivity at work, home or school with faster wireless network speeds. Although you only have the Windows XP Home edition operating system to work with, you receive choices of hard drives from 20GB to 60GB, as well as four processor choices. Knowing how to reset your Compaq Presario 2100 notebook also helps save you time, so you can quickly return to your work projects and games.

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Things you need

  • Ballpoint pen
  • Paper clip (optional)

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    Press the "Control," "Alt" and "Delete" keys simultaneously on your Compaq keyboard. This procedure brings up the Windows Security dialogue box, which gives you the options to log off or shut down your computer.

  2. 2

    Click "Shut Down."

  3. 3

    Press the power button to restart your notebook.

  1. 1

    Press the power button for four seconds on your Compaq 2100 notebook to shut the display down.

  2. 2

    Restart your notebook by pressing the power button again.

  3. 3

    Press the reset button found underneath your notebook using a ballpoint pen or a straightened paper clip. The reset button turns off your notebook. Press the power button to restart.

Tips and warnings

  • You cannot operate Windows Vista or Windows 7 on your Compaq Presario 2100 notebook. If you try to install Vista, you may lose your data or your notebook may not operate at all.

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