From: Computerpilot on 09/06/2002
This error message is usually associated with the GeForce MX400 type video cards.
Try to find an updated driver on Compaq/HP's website for your video card. Their online support is very easy to follow. If you like, you can give me the exact model number of your compaq and I can respond with a link to the driver.
This should fix your problem. If this does not work, there is one other possible solution. Just post back and I will help you.
One more thing, you should be able to simply press any key a few times to get rid of the error message. This will allow you to operate while you are working on the fix.