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G62 notebook - recovering from unsuccessful attempt to upgra...

Q: G62 notebook - recovering from unsuccessful attempt to upgra...

Hello. First let me tell you about my machine:
HP G62x-400 CTO Notebook
Model # LD642AV
[personal information removed]
Windows 7 home premium

I attempted to upgrade ton Windows 10. At the very end of the process, I got an error message saying that the upgrade failed. I thought -- so I am back to Windows 7 and that is OK. But now, I receive frequent error messages telling me that various "entry points" can not be found on DLL files that I believe are in Windows 10 ONLY. How do I get rid of the problem?

Thank you for your help.

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Preferred Solution: G62 notebook - recovering from unsuccessful attempt to upgra...

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.

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A: G62 notebook - recovering from unsuccessful attempt to upgra...

Craig3428 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Wish I had good news for you, but I don't. While Microsoft tells you that there is no risk in the Win10 Upgrade, because they let you believe that you can always revert back to your original OS and setup within 30 days, the ugly fact of the matter is that the Win10 GoBack function has proven to be unreliable -- and when it fails, it can leave machines in a corrupted state -- which doesn't always happen, but it does happen often enough to be a problem and you won't get any warning in advance that it is going to trash your PC!So, while you DO have Win7 back, most likely, something got corrupted in the process. To further complicate matters, while I would recommend using HP Recovery Media to restore your PC to its original condition. That would erase the entire drive, format the drive, and install the OS, the drivers, and the HP utilities.Unfortunately, there is no HP Recovery Media linked to the HP Product Page for your PC. This could be an oversight by HP, or it could also mean that HP no longer stocks the recovery media for your PC. They no long stock recovery media for the older PCs.Since HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you should check are: and that the first thing Recovery Media does is reformat the hard drive -- erasing everything from the drive. So, BEFORE you attempt this, you need to save off all the files and data you want to retain.Good Luck
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There are quite a few programs you could try, I have had most success with Recuva by Piriform, but recently this program was said to be excellent by a user,
Obviously it's worthwhile trying both of them.
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A:External drive not recognized despite my day long attempt at Google fu

What do you mean by the point #9. Did it really worked well on different computers? Have you replaced cable or anything before connecting it to different computer?

The reason I'm asking it because you've already tried everything we could suspect off for the external hard drive to not work properly.

Instead of connecting it externally, try connecting it directly to the motherboard using SATA/IDE cable and see if it may start properly and allows you to see your data properly.

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Specify dual or quad core CPU.
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A:No way of installing operating system on notebook

Does this help ?

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Have you worked on or repaired many laptops? English is not your first language?
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One of the stick of ram maybe bad. Try them each one at a time.
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A:Notebook screen black - sys sounds playing

Did this laptop come with Windows 7 Ultimate or did you purchase the OS and thus installed it?
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Slick21 said:

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Anyone have any ideas?Click to expand...

I don't know if this will help,but I don't think it'll hurt.
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Nice build!!

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A:Recovering missing files

rgboy said:

Hi all. I am a photographer. Usually I do all files back up. However this ones I didn't. I woke up in the morning and BUM. Files were no longer on my drive. I have not used the drive since then, but need to know what file recovery software would be the best to recover them?

RGClick to expand...

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I'm not sure I understand... It "does" or doesn't recognize the DVD player???
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Try running Bios defaults

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System Setup
even just Setup
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Nice machine and configuration.
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System Specs, including OS?

System Specs, including OS of the dead computer?

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Hi I ve got a lovely HP dv us which is also described as a notebook or an Entertainment PC I know little to nothing about computer hardware so bear with me It came with the following Processor AMD Turion X TL- Maximum speed GHz NVIDIA graphics card GB RAM Anyway I bought Tomb Raider Underworld crazy, dv2610us Lags HP help? like Notebook - without reading the package and discovered that my computer lagged like crazy trying to play it After HP dv2610us Notebook - Lags like crazy, help? reading the package I realized my computer wasn t good enough to run it for Vista it needed at least GB of RAM So I installed more and now have a total of GB of RAM but it doesn t seem to be helping my gaming in the slightest I can up some of the display settings on Spore but only two or three of them and only from Low to Medium As I was writing this I also noticed my processor should be at least GHz is that also upgradable What other things can I do to speed it up I m planning on taking it HP dv2610us Notebook - Lags like crazy, help? in to Staples to get some of the junk I can t find taken off but I don t think that will help much What do you suggest nbsp

A:HP dv2610us Notebook - Lags like crazy, help?

read the "how to speed up windows" in the guides forum.