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Hello - I would be extremely grateful if someone coudl hep me, please!! I haven't used this particular laptop for years, but I desperately need to get back on it to retrieve some files. The laptop seems to work fine, but when I've turned it on a black screen appears with Enter Password in blue - it doesn't look like the normal Windows page that I can remember. It looks as though it's in some sort of safe mode or something. I don't know what this password is. If I enter it incorrectly too many times it says System Disabled [05745] Can anyone please advise? Thanks so much

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Preferred Solution: HP Pavilon DV2000 - REALLY NEED TO GET BACK ON MY OLD LAPTOP...

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


Hi: See if entering this unlock passcode allows you to access the PC... ehwdi
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A:HP Pavilon G series laptop blue screen.

NOTE: Please provide the following information for a more detailed response:

While waiting for a reply:

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diagnostics ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
Hard Drive Diagnostics (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

The BSOD is a STOP 0x124.
This is most likely a hardware error - which includes:
- overclocking
- compatibility issues
- low-level driver problems
- malware

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on Win7 systems due to the sptd.sys driver.
Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

I believe that you have Comodo installed on your system. Try uninstalling it to see if that helps.

AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems.


Please uninstall all ATI stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program
Then, download and install a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD
Then use the ATI uninstall manager to uninstall the Catalyst Control Center (CCC).

If the device (AODDriver or AODDriver4.01) remains a problem in perfmon /report, open Device Manager, select the "View" item.
Then select "Show hidden devices" and scroll down to the Non-Plug and Play Drivers section.
Locate the AODDriver entry, right click on it and select "Uninstall". Reboot for changes to take affect.

If overclocking, please stop. Remove the overclock and return the system to stock/standard values while we're troubleshooting. Once the system is stable again, feel free to resume the overclocking.

Further info on BSOD error messages available at:

The following info is just FYI, I've already addressed the issues that I saw in the above paragraphs:
- Create a System Restore Point prior to doing any of this. DO NOT mess with the drivers themselves - leave the Windows\System32\drivers directory alone unless we specifically direct you to it!
- Please either update the older drivers from the device manufacturer's website - or uninstall them from your system. Reference links are included below.
- DO NOT use Windows Update or the Update Drivers function of Device Manager.
- Please feel free to post back about any drivers that you are having difficulty locating.
- Windows Update exceptions may be noted below for Windows drivers.


amd_sata.sys Thu Jun 16 15:07:44 2011 (4DFA5480)
ew_jubusenum.sys Tue Jul 27 03:26:32 2010 (4C4E8A28)
amd_xata.sys Thu Jun 16 15:07:47 2011 (4DFA5483)
amdxata.sys Fri Mar 19 12:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA)
dtsoftbus01.sys Mon Oct 17 08:12:30 2011 (4E9C1BAE)
AtiPcie64.sys Wed Mar 10 09:33:45 2010 (4B97ADC9)
aswTdi.SYS Tue Sep 06 16:36:39 2011 (4E668457)
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model dv2000 using the nividia chipset and not the intel chipset.
model dv2036ea.


A:hp laptop dv2000 issue

Check HP website. Believe your model is covered under service enhancement. Faulty motherboard probably. Fix on failure only. There is a document on the
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"Known Feature" As Microsoft would put it... here's the recall info page from HP:
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A:pavilon Dv7

Hi @guru99! I'm sorry to say that, but this error may indicate that your HDD is failing and needs to be replaced. If your notebook is still in warranty you can contact the support, but in case you're out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the hard drive yourself I would be able to recommend you some replacement. Hope this helps and best of luck!

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Baselo Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!What will work is restoring your machine to its original factory condition using HP Recovery Media.This is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks.  You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update".  If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!---------------------------------------However, HP Customer Support is generally not available on the weekends, so you might have to wait until Monday to contact them.---------------------------------------If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you can check are:  and Luck
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Does HP or this pavilon have any issues?

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A:HP Pavilon DV6000 & Win7

Make your HP REcovery Disks or a backup image so you have a path back to factory condition. You can also extract apps from the HP REcovery disks using this method:

Next make sure you have the latest BIOS version update from HP Support Downloads webpage for your model, which is safest installed from Windows.

CHeck also in the BIOS for SATA controller setting: try AHCI first, then IDE if necessary.

Now wipe the HD to get the cleanest possible slate: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Clean Install Windows 7

If install fails again, remove all but 2gb of RAM and test your ram with memtest for 5-6 passes.

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A:Upgrade Graphic Card on hp pavilon 15-ab291sa

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A:Pavilon Failed Hard Drive Short DST Check

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A:HP Dv2000

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A:HP Pavilion dv2000

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A:HP dv2000 wireless help.

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A:HP Pavilion dv2000

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Quote: Originally Posted by squeeler642

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hi and welcome

so on boot you get no boot screen? or does it give you the splash screen then go blanK?
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A:HP DV2000 Power

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hi jbean05
Looks like you still have vista installed on the drive too... the best way to fix it would be to flatten it completely and reinstall xp. Not 100% sure if this is going to be possible with the BSOD happening all the time. Before you start the recovery with sata anabled do you get the option to repair the current copy of windows installed? Does it ever ask you which operating system you want to start? just a feeler to see if i can get some more information on the problem.
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Go to
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"Does anyone have any ideas?"

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Go to device manager, click on the network card, select properties, remove.
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A:HP Pavilion DV2000 display problem

It looks like the LCD panel is damaged. It's quite easy to determine: take a screenshot and post it here and we'll see. (Screenshot with Paint)

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Have you tried changing your resolution? Or do you have a dual monitor setup?
Try uninstalling the video card in safe mode, then restart and see what happens
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My Laptop is currently running at
Thanks in advance..

PS. i tried to install the driver like more than 10 times from yesterday and until now. still no good i tied to uninstall and reinstall, still no good.

EDIT 2 i also got this error message when i reinstall the driver.

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Are the drivers specific to Vista 32 bit? I've found that some drivers are cross compatible between Vista and 7 but not all of them. Also if you had a 64-but version of 7 you cannot use 64-bit drivers. Also is this Vista disk from the same manufacturer? If not you can't use it.

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Hello, I had the same problem with my wife's hp pavillion dv2000 laptop. After a few frustrating downloads of various hp sound driver upgrades I found the correct one to use. I downloade and installed the following sound driver - Conexant Universal device install/uninstall x64 applicationVer I uninstalled the old driver and manually installed this new driver.  Vola - the sound worked like a champ. Hopefully you can have te same results as I had. Pat
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Hello -
Lets hava a quick look at the system, even though it is a bit "oldish".
Download Security Check by Screen317
* Save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.
Download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.
Close any Firefox browsers you may have open
Checkmark the following boxes:
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•Report IE Proxy Settings
•Reset IE Proxy Settings
•Report FF Proxy Settings
•Reset FF Proxy Settings
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Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).
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A:[SOLVED] HP Pavilion dv2000 Unexpected system hibernation

AIDA32 report. Have also included perfmon report seeing other forum again. Please ignore if its not necessary.
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