My HP Pavilion automatically intalled the HP 15 Pavilion Windows update but it stopped my keyboard working Oddly it was possible to enter my PIN but then the keyboard no longer worked HP Pavilion 15 after the home screen appeared Using a HP Pavilion 15 USB keyboard gave the same result nbsp nbsp I removed the update and the HP Pavilion 15 keyboard worked again but I assume if I let the update install again the same problem will happen nbsp I have used the HP Supprt Assistant and installed all the updates but the BIOS update will not go away It looks like the BIOS update is not supported for this model nbsp The currnt BIOS is F The latest is F nbsp I tried to make a USB flash drive after identifying my System ID as but when selecting the BIOS file to install bin is not listed The only ones available are D bin bin A bin bin and bin nbsp My question is where can I get the BIOS update file to match my Syetm Board ID and will updating the BIOS enable me to run the Windows updatehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/HP-Pavilion-15/td-p/5814251
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 http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
This happened couple days ago when my laptop started to act like crazy.. It used to freeze but two days ago it shuts down when I'm in the middle of doing something like Photoshop.. It even shut down while posting this thread once..
I thought it'd be a problem with the windows so I installed a fresh one but yet the problem is not solved..
And after some search on internet I came up with some apps like HDD and CPUID Monitor and here's a snapshot of the scan, and I wish someone of TECHSPOT family would help, that'll be so much appreciated..
I have an Hp Pavilion that I got about 2 years ago and I do play games on it. One game in general which is League of Legends. My concern is that if anyone knows about this game during teamfights when the computer is operating extensively because of all the action going on I always frame lag. My frames drop only during fights. When nothing is happening my frames are okay. As well other programs on my computer run slowly now as well like windows media player and just when I'm starting programs up on my comp. This happened now so long ago and it was a sudden change. I don't know what to try anymore. I have reformatted my comp and still the same issue. Help would be much appreciated thank you.
The HP Pavilion could be over-heating. After years of use, the CPU's thermal pads and paste become hardened and this causes the CPU to run hotter and hotter causing game play to suffer
I've recently bought a HP Pavilion 15-n252sq laptop, with Free Dos - unfortunately I can't install Windows 7 over it, due to the following error I keep receiveing in the Installation screen:
"Select the driver to be installed" - and regardless of the paths I have and the available folders, I can not seem to proceed wtih the W7 installation.
Please notice that, I've tried to use both a W7 DVD and also a bootable USB drive (and yes, connected in the USB 2.0 port and not USB 3.0 ) - but I always get to the same point where I have to select drivers.
Please also notice that the BIOS doesn't allow me to make any modifications except for some minor ones (like select boot priority, or enable USB 3.0), as the rest of the MAIN features are greyed out .
Can anyone please help me with this issue?
You may have to use a program Like KillDisk to reformat the drive. Then try installing your Win 7 DVD.
I recently changed my motherborad , and I have a new Graphics card and new processeur ,
Graphics Card :
-AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
-AMD Radeon HD 6470M
I used every way to update the graphics card , sometimes it appears the blue screen , and then the drivers never up to date , help me as soon please
Computer : HP pavilion g6 Notebook PC
System : Windows 7 64 bits
this is an image from my computer
Have you worked on or repaired many laptops? English is not your first language?
Hi I was wondering what form factor type this Pc has BTX or ATX, if im wrong in saying this please point me in the right direction, I require at least a 500W PSU and I am only purchasing in australia, Maybe from china if on ebay
1gb VRAM (Nvidia Geforce 520)
Intel i7 2600 - Quad core
According the the Manufacturer details, you have a standard ATX PSU so as long as you stick with that, you can fit pretty much any inside your machine. It does look like the 300Watt version inside the machine is a bit short compared to normal PSU's, but as long as you still have space, it should fit just fine.
Hi all My parents have an HP Pavilion entertainment laptop that frankly didn t run well when it was new but is really struggling to open programs now I am thinking of putting in an SSD as a boot drive and moving the HDD into the optical bay and upgrading the RAM to the max of Also possibly Pavilion 1100? HP dv6 Should upgrade I upgrading to Windows I think would confuse them My dad does a lot of photo editing using Lightroom Other than that it s basic word excel amp Internet browsing only Is it worth it for me to put a few hundred dollars I figure about into the laptop or should they look for a new desktop instead It would be worth it to me to extend the life of the laptop with a view to buying new down the road Here are the current specs HP Pavilion dv t- GB RAM Intel Core Duo T Should I upgrade HP Pavilion dv6 1100? Ghz bit Vista ATI Mobility Radeon HD Thank you nbsp
I would keep the HDD, clean install Windows 7 (check out this article for help: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/clean-install, it is for Windows 8, but the same applies to Win 7), and upgrade the RAM. I wouldnt add an SSD because your CPU is pretty old and the SSD will be bottlenecked by it and therefore it would not help. I recommend Clean installing Windows over the SSD because clean installing gives the "New" PC feel to old hardware like an SSD does to semi-new PCs. The RAM will also make a huge difference. After you clean install Windows, report back and ill tell you what drivers you need (you only really need a display driver).
I think it is a good choice to wait for a new laptop down the road. This upgrade will gain you a few years, but dont expect to game on it. Keep in mind, clean installing Windows will delete all of your data! So use these sites to help assist you in your back up adventure:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/back-up-your-files (For Windows 7, but Vista is basically the same I think).
I recommend this less since it transfers old settings (which can be causing the performance hit you are experiencing) to the new install: http://lifehacker.com/5983652/how-t...without-losing-your-files-settings-and-tweaks
Windows 7 will set you back a hundred bucks: http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366680086&sr=8-1&keywords=windows 7
But it is worth the upgrade. If you are a student you can sometimes get discounts thru Microsoft but since they want to separate themselves from Win7, they may not offer this anymore. But they still do for Win8, but it is hard to find an institutions other than universities.
Use this tool to find out what RAM supports your system: http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner (tell me if the link doesnt work since I am running OS X now and it automatically sends me to the download for OS X, so I cut off some of the URL)
Finally, install the Catalyst Software Suite after you have clean installed Windows 7 and added the RAM: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeonaiw-vista64.aspx
Keep in Mind: You should install the newest BIOS revision for your laptop before upgrading to Win 7 to avoid errors: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...TypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=3873224&taskId=135
Don't be afraid to ask questions . Sorry if this essay is intimidating .
Hello Community My name is Andrew Fratello and I work for a computer repair shop in Florida I m new in the field at a professional level but I ve been tinkering with computers since I was a little kid I m new to this site as well and I hope it to bring me some good help with some of my future work if I cant trouble shoot it myself The HP Pavilion Dv - dx Laptop came into the shop today The problem with the PC is that it doesn t have any display HP laptop Dv6-3025dx issue Pavilion display at all You can turn it on and it will stay on just fine but even when I plug in a VGA cord connected to one of our shop HP Pavilion Dv6-3025dx laptop display issue monitors the screen still isn t displaying If it was a LCD screen issue I m sure I would have been getting video feed from the external monitor which leads me to believe that the motherboard is malfunctioning I want to double check here with you guys and get a couple opinions before I let the guy know what the problem is and what needs replacing The last thing I want to do is have the gentleman buy a new part that is worth a couple hundred and then it turning out to not have been the problem at all Please get back to me ASAP Thanks and looking forward to your responses nbsp
My guess would be the video chip. If you are not getting it on either screen.
I have a hp pavillion d4000 and I want to upgrade the processor. It has a 3.2 ghz amd but when I go to hp's website to see what the max processor I can put in it it hasl only a 2.4 ghz processor listed in the replacement parts list.
Whats the exact model number?
Hey guys so its been like a week now of me trying to get audio on my computer, Iv download, uninstall my audio drivers to my computer nothing has worked.
I had 1 Logitech headset that would only work for my computer, Any new headsets or speakers I bought wouldn't work.
When I go to my control panel> hardware and sound> device manager it says I have,Real teck higher definition installed.
The Small volume icon in the bottom right corner has an x in it, And when I open volume mixer,
It says no audio devices installed.
I already checked Bios.
Please someone help me before I go mad!
As well when I go into Dxdiag, It says error problem getting extra sound info
This is my dxdiag Shot
Also in my Msinfo32, When I clicked problem devices, Nothing showed up
Have you tried uninstalling all audio drivers and rebooting, then let windows install it's generic audio driver and see if there's sound? Sometimes another program or driver will corrupt the audio driver and requires un-installing the hardware (in Device Manager) and re-booting, then see if Windows finds a driver for it. I looked on Asus website for the latest audio drivers, but for the 4 versions of this motherboard, none have driver support for Vista or newer, only up to XP. Why are you using Vista, anyway? That's arguably the worst OS in existence, mostly because of driver problems. Still, Vista should have generic drivers for on board audio in it's driver database or you could try using the XP drivers from Asus http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_478/P4PEXSE/#download . If that doesn't work you may have a fried sound card. I've seen this problem a few times on older systems, either all drivers and everything looks good but still no sound, or drivers won't install because this hardware has a problem. In these cases I was forced to assume the output side was fried (after hours of troubleshooting and trying 3rd party drivers) and just install a cheap ($20) audio card (which probably sounds better than the on board audio anyway). I see you have PCI and PCIe slots so any card will fit. Here's a decent card for cheap; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132020
So I'm going to upgrade the default HDD on my laptop HP Pavilion DV6 2153.eo. There are two things that I'm not so sure of tho.
1. Can I get a SATA/III SSD HDD and throw it in the laptop <- are the SATA/III SSD HDDs backward compatible with/to SATA/II
2. What HDD should I get, it should at least be something like 180Gb but then also the price shouldn't be sky high...and then ofc I should also be able to get it here in north Europe
P.S. I'm also going to get more ram...is there anything else that can be upgraded..?
...a bump here maybe...gonna need to order the parts soon so O_o
I am sorry to bother you with something simple but I can't seem to find the right info. I have an HP Pavilion 533W that is running a 1.79GHZ processor, I have not removed it, only looked for the specs..
I have an Intel Celeron D 2.53 GHZ /256/533 that I bought new for a similar model but the motherboard ended up bad. I would like to upgrade with this extra processor I have but I can't find enough info on these to find out if it will work. I am almost down to just having to uninstall it and compare the cpu's.
I was hoping that someone would know the answer since this is not my strong point in the computer business. Thanks in advance for any help.
If the Celeron fits in the CPU socket, try it...
Hi Guys Got given a HP Pavilion DV from a friend who said it was busted i ve replaced the harddrive and ram and have got it working Last night i installed a lite version of XP with sp built in It installed perfectly in under minutes However i cannot get the wireless to work I downloaded and dv4000 on XPLite (wireless issues) Pavilion SP3 installed the drivers from the HP website and this allowed me to turn the wireless on and i get the little bubble in the bottom left corner saying there are wireless networks in range however if i click the balloon and it searches for wireless it cannot find any even though the router is right next to it After about a hour of playing around trying to get it working i downloaded another driver pack from the HP XPLite SP3 on Pavilion dv4000 (wireless issues) website and this included a wireless application i think it was HP Wireless assistant but i can confirm that later today With the application running i can find wireless connections but the actual wiress adapter still cannot find any When using the software to connect to the wireless it allows me to enter the wpa key and the windows connection says its a bridge network but it never makes it passed authencation Obviously the drivers are still wrong Can anyone point me in the right direction Cheers Nick nbsp
When using the software to connect to the wireless it allows me to enter the wpa key and the windows connection says its a bridge network but it never makes it passed authencation.Click to expand...
Some wireless configuration application disables the windows built-in wireless configuration manager so as not to cause any conflicts. Using the HP wireless assistant you can successfully connect to the network? Windows built-in cant?
I am hoping one of you fine people can help me to find a replacement motherboard for my HP Pavilion p p I have gone through the Pavilion Replacement HP p6226p for motherboard needed whole troubleshooting routine -- all peripherals RAM replaced with known-good power supply amp CPU and still can not get into the BIOS setup or boot Replacement motherboard needed for HP Pavilion p6226p past the HP splash screen I m down to replacing the motherboard now This computer currently has Motherboard -- M N -LA Viola CPU -- AMD Athlon II x Quad Core Graphics -- NVIDIA GeForce Integrated I m fine with a replacement motherboard with at least equivalent graphics as I do occasionally game with my boyfriend League of Legends Magicka running on lowest settings is fine with me I Replacement motherboard needed for HP Pavilion p6226p m in the market for a new computer but would like to keep this one limping along for another months or so if all it will cost me is a motherboard I have a Frys amp Microcenter nearby located in Houston and would like to go pick up a shiny new motherboard ASAP so if you could point me to one on their site it would be greatly appreciated Thank you for your time nbsp
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I have a HP Pavilion DV7 - 4285dx which comes with a Multi DVD +/- DL blah blah whatever drive in it. (no bluray)
I would like to know if I could find a replacement bluray drive for this laptop.
Does anyone know where I could find this or if this is even possible?
I would assume its possible since that I had bought a bluray drive for my PC, and it works.
After some more research I found a replacement part that should work.
For anyone looking for similar answers, the part number is 605417-001 CT21L
Just do a google search with part of that number or all to help find the correct parts.
I hav a computer that has its intergrated video card which stopped working because of the video card which is attached to the mother board .It is one of the newer post 2007 compact desktop computer with a flat screen monitor but the challenge is that the good friend of the family got an extension video card but it is too big to fit in that machine.How can I get a video card that will fit the above machine abovein which is a newer late 2000's -today.The operating system is vista.
This slimline computer probably has a PCI express 2 video slot on the motherboard. You will have to buy a small form factor or low-profile video card for the computer. They are available. Here is an example:
Notice the small adapter plate in the pictures. You may have to install it on the video card before you can install it into the computer. It is not difficult to do
recently purchased the above base unit and TV. i can play Xbox on it and use portable speakers which work fine. However when i switch to PC mode there is no sound and the speakers are not recognised. Is this a manufacturers fault or something else? Please reply asap.
What type of cable are you using to connect the PC to the TV?
Im not very good with computers, I only really know how to turn it on and type.
I got a HP Pavilion dv4 1465dx notebook last year. The RAM is 4.00 GB, and the Harddrive is 194GB free of 286 GB. It uses Windows Vista.
My sister has all of Sims2 games and expansions.
I always try and diskcleanup and get rid of unneccessary things when I can, but ive always wanted to play games with my friends but couldnt since I got it and BEFORE my sis put sims on it. Often I feel like my older desktop is faster than this.
I was wondering if there was anything I can do? When i googled many people said 4.00 GB RAM was enough to play games so im not really sure why its so slow.
Download and run free Surperantispyware and tell us what it finds. What antivirus program is installed?
I need a cheap laptop that shouldn't be used for much more than MS Office and casual gaming, for games like Dawn of War S1, Dawn of War S2, World of Warcraft and other such games and RTSs, could anyone check it out for me? I've had a look but i'd like more opinions.
Link ---> PC World ---> HP Pavilion G6-1009ea - Red
Dual Core Processer 2.3GHz
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
We could help you out more effectively if you posted a link to the machine.
I have an old HP Pavilion 513W Desktop - System # P9857A, Serial # MX234A4770, with a 845GL Chipset and a 478 Socket I think ?Where can I get a replacement Motherboard NEW or Used?
Hi i am hard capacity drive for Pavilion Max zd7000? trying to mend a friends laptop the HD has packed in and i need to replace it The laptop is a HP Max hard drive capacity for Pavilion zd7000? Pavilion zd the hd is a toshiba gig lol and i am just wondering what the max hd is i Max hard drive capacity for Pavilion zd7000? can put in it I have seen these below but am unsure if it would be ok to install i have no knowledge of laptop requirements like PSU demands etc so i need your help in getting the biggest HD affordable for this unit Here s the one s i have looked at based on dimentions http www ebuyer com product http www ebuyer com product The original one is a Toshiba MK GAX and i think looking on the net its an IDE its mm depth the first one above is mm and the other mm so unsure if the first would fit being mm thinner Hope you can point me in the right direction Kindest regards Lee nbsp
Looks like you can go with any 60GB, 80GB, 100GB, or 120GB (Non SATA) Hard drive. That HD in your first link is a 9.5mm....The 9.4 is probably a typo.
Here's the website i looked up
My HP Pavilion dv - dx Entertainment Notebook PC goes to blank display frequently during working on the same It is having Vista with dv4-1465dx entertainment Problems HP notebook Pavilion Home Premium Edition installed The only indication at that time is the blinking of the POWER ON button When we press space bar Problems with HP Pavilion dv4-1465dx entertainment notebook or Enter key it tries to load to the original condition and after getting the previous screen loaded for Problems with HP Pavilion dv4-1465dx entertainment notebook few seconds it Problems with HP Pavilion dv4-1465dx entertainment notebook goes back to the blank state with POWER ON button blinking If I put some light from torch or something on the display sometimes I can see the screen loaded In such cases of sleep activity the CTRL ALT DEL won t work pressing continuously on the POWER ON button won t work in order to shutdown and I had to remove the battery to start the Notebook again So after searching the internet for the same kind of issues I re-installed my OS from Vista to Windows bit and I installed some of the drivers from the HP Site corresponding to my Note Book HP Pavilion dv - dx Entertainment Notebook PC and Windows Bit OS After that also it is going to the blank state but returns immediately by showing a message as quot Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered quot So when I checked this in HP site as as per that I updated the Intel Graphics driver for the chip set corresponding to my Note Book and Windows Bit OS In that case also the volume control display on the screen was not showing anything while increasing decreasing the volume but it is working as normal without any display Again based on the search in HP Site I reinstalled my BIOS from HP F to Insyde Flash F After that when I press quot F quot while booting the machine I m not getting the options such as Safe Mode Safe Mode with Command Prompt Restore Last known Good configuration etc I m getting a red screen with some other options containing some different technical terms Is it because of the wrong BIOS updating or something else If it is related to BIOS can I downgrade from F to F Or is there any other way to get the above mentioned options such as quot Safe Mode Safe Mode with Command Prompt Restore Last known Good configuration etc quot same as pressing the F button Expecting the support in this matter nbsp
How old is this computer? The power supply may be on it's way out...
i have an hp notebook (see title) running w7 sp1, that is only 13 days old. just yesterday it started making a very annoying sound. it just makes the same 2 tone sound really fast. when you click on the sound icon in the task bar the meter reads 100%. nothing has been installed recently before this started. the sound dialog box under recording shows the mic meter steady around 50% and the stereo mix meter at 100%. it's almost like constant feed back but i don't think that's it. i talked to hp and they said to upgrade my bios but the ftp link they sent me to doesn't exist. anxious to provide any other information needed. thx
It was the driver...uninstalled and reinstalled. Fixed.
the hp pavilion dv4 2012la have problems win heat because no have suficien enough grids for cool faser and wen is get hover head the tous pad works bad the solution is upgrade the bios of the note book and usa a coler and make some holes close too the gpu and cpu. if you have more problems win soud and video send a letter win the problem maibe i can help you
Spelling a problem for you? ...or is your keyboard messed up?
hi guys. i'm basically a noob in computer hardwares,hence help me in upgrading my pc
i want to upgrade graphics to ati or nvidia 1gb card so that i would be able to play recent games like assassins creed brotherhood, stalker, crysis2.
so what budget range graphic card would you suggest in the price range of 100 - 150$(3000-5000 indian rupee)
my psu is 250 watt..is it possible to upgrade graphics without changing psu?
present pc spec
PentiumD 915 (P) DC 2.8 GHz
? 800 MHz front side bus
? Socket 775
ATI Radeon Xpress 200 for Intel Processors
? Manufacturer: ECS
? Motherboard Name: RC410M
? HP/Compaq motherboard name: Asterope3GL8E
? 200 GB SATA
? 7200 rpm
memory 2 GB (2 x 1 GB)
Slot type Quantity
PCI Three (One available)
PCI Express x16 One (One available)
I would recommend a gtx 460 or an amd 6790. Both run right around $150. For only 150 you aren't going to get anything near max settings. Also you have to upgrade your psu. The recommended amount is at the very minimum 300w for a low end graphics card. You ideally need a mid-high end gpu, but you can't get all that much better performance in your price range. You should be looking for a decent 450-550w PSU. Corsair is a good brand.
The old hard drive completely failed to the point that I am unable to recover any data on it. So I put in a new hard drive and went to reinstall Vista and got the lovely error about needing to load a driver for the hard drive. I've tried every Vista driver listed and it won't load the driver for the hard drive. I flashed the BIOS, still no luck. The BIOS does not offer any options to change the settings on how to read the hard drive.
Any suggestions on what else I could try?
Somewhere in your bios there will be a setting to select which mode the hard drive is running in. You may well have a SATA drive which Vista should have drivers for but in this case you need to set the hard drive to run in IDE mode then it should install. After installation load all the mobo drivers which should then allow you to set the HD back to sata/raid operation which is much faster.
Hi i have a hp pavilion in to look at it was not booting windows i got it going had it sitting on my desk when shutdown and displayed a hardware error message something to do with the memory.
so what i want to know is do the pavilians suffer with heat problems or any other problems that might cause this .........
All laptops suffer from heating more than desktops do. HP laptops are no better or worse than other laptops concerning heat. If you are concerned, go out and buy one of those cooling platforms for laptops. If you continue to get memory errors, check your memory using Memtest86. Let it run for 7 or more passes
I m not sure exactly how old my computer is but it runs pretty decent and i can t afford anything else right now i installed the sims and i got an error message saying i need to upgrade my video card to something that supports Pixel Shading I ve been looking on tiger direct for awhile and can t figure out how to know which cards support that or which cards would be compatible with my computer Also while i have the computer open i figure it d upgrade to card on a420n video Pavilion a HP Trying be a good idea to put more ram in there which i hear is pretty simple I ve never upgraded a computer i ve only been inside a computer to remove hard drives im just wondering if its going to be too difficult for me to install the video card myself the sims system requierments GHz P processor or equivalent GB RAM A MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader The latest version of DirectX c Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack At least GB of Trying to upgrade video card on a HP Pavilion a420n hard drive space with at least GB of additional space for custom content and saved games my computer specs hp pavilion a n ghz AMD Anthlon xp processor mb PC DDR SDRAM memory VIA S G UniChrome IGP video card in PCI bus XP service pack GB hard drive with GB free space Thanks for reading hope u can help nbsp
if you have the version with the Asus motherboard A7V5X-LA, you are working with an AGP 4x/8x interface. They are getting scarce, but this is about as good as it gets unless you find one of the 3850's or the Geforce 9600 AGP. this one is SM3.0
Okay so I'm not technologically savvy but I'm guessing to make most of the games that I download to actually run, I need a better graphics card?
Whenever I play games with decent to good graphics, my system just won't function right. They lag until my computer freezes and stuff. So I just wanna know what I can do to actually play games.
Model: HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
Processor: Intel (R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz 1.67GHz
Memory RAM: 2.00 GB
System Type: 32-bit operating system
Windows Vista Home Premium
I'm not sure what other info I would need to show you guys
I'm willing to spend around 150 or less dollars on stuff I would need to make this computer run better for games
oh my power supply:
Its a replacement AC adapter
Input: AC100-240V 1.2A 50/60Hz
Output: 18.5V 3.5A
Thanks in advance
Up the system memory to 4GB and upgrade Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit
HP Notebook Pavilion Entertainment I am having issues with my keyboard. When I am in a web browser no matter what key I hit it refreshes the page.I can use the key board just fine typeing in my password and such. and use it just fine typing on the sticky note app on the computer but in a web browser it just refreshes the page.
Last night I powered off my laptop, I got into work and powered it on, and to my disliking I discovered that it would turn on, the lit wifi buttons and volume controls would turn on, but the pc would not boot up. To add to the mystery of this the num lock and caps lock lights keep flashing. Anyone have any ideas as to what is wrong with my laptop?
problem resolved, my CPU went bad.
Before going to work this morning I put my computer on hibernate, when I came back my wifi networking was down. It is not that I am connected to a network but cannot open internet, my wifi network does not start up. The little red light does not turn blue! I have no idea why it is not working, any suggestions appreciated.
Hey, reasons for the light not to turn blue could be a problem with the physical hardware itself, being that it somehow shorted or something along those lines.
Another reason could be that it is not being supplied power, once a computer goes into hibernation mode it is given the right to stop power to that device, and possibly once starting back up, there was no power given to the Wireless? Have you tried to shutdown the computer normally and try it again? Another reason would be that the wireless settings and everything are all controlled by a service, and maybe the service failed to start. Rather then get you to go to the exact spot and try and turn on the service, just restart the computer. If that doesn't work and you want to try and manually start the service, reply back that you would like to do so and I will try and step you through it.
Other things to try - Reinstall the drivers for the wireless adapter, you will need to go to HP's website, type in your DV9500 as well as the other numbers on the bottom of the laptop on a white sticker, located near your prodocut key usually...
if you are comfortable with opening the laptop up, on the bottom side of the laptop, one of the covers will likely have the wireless card in side, it is connected by 2 wires, a black and a white, if you go to take the card out remember where each cord goes. You can take the card out, boot up the computer, shut it down, reseat the card, and boot up the computer, see if anything comes up..
WARNING: If attempting to remove the wireless adapter card, please be aware that if the card is not damaged, you could damage the card, make sure you are grounded when working inside of the laptop, as well make sure that there is NO POWER to the laptop, this means Remove both the battery and the power cord..
Nothing else comes to mind of what it could be...
If you can't get it to work, try safe mode with networking, if still nothing, I would suggest to bring it to a shop to see if they have a way to test the physical card in a similar laptop or possibly have a new card to test in yours..
EDIT: This is something I found on the Mobile section of this forum where a fix was found on other HP Dv**** Models,
WARNING:Please read the full post that suggests the fix, as it does warn that this CAN cause further damage. This test raises the computers core temperature as well as other components to try and warm them up if there are any cold joints on it, But may damage components due to high temperatures. WARNING
Hello After having this HP Pavilion a n for many years now and always having to hear the HP motherboard Pavilion A8N-LA a1410n solution fan Asus or screaming fans whirling away at I have found a solution I did not discover this I found it in little post in one of the many many forums with complaints about this Motherboard s BIOS update problem So I am here only to post another one so that others may find it easier When booting up your computer hit F times and it will enter Setup just the same as if you had pressed F BUT ITS NOT THE SAME Go to the BIOS menu in setup What was once inaccessible in the HP Pavilion a1410n or A8N-LA Asus motherboard fan solution original F setup is now available in the F Setup You can have full control over the fans speed and start up voltage I just discovered this about minutes ago and did it and my computer is quiet as a mouse FINALLY I HOPE THIS WAS EASY TO FIND I spent all day scanning forums for solutions SpeedFan Sucks F dance nbsp
If your temps are still in a good place, gratz and thanks for the heads up!
Help! Now my standard VGA Graphic Adapter only works on my HP Pavilion dv9000? I have a Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS on this Laptop but now its not loading up right, on start-up? I had to, chip Rev for the Nvidia to get my laptop to work... or see anything on the screen? but now I can not play any game or watch movies correctly. HP are no help ether as my warranty has run out now, can anyone help me? I have attached some images of my display settings.
If you are using Vista 32 bit go here an get the Video Card Drivers
If you are using Vista 64 bit go here an get the Video Card Drivers
I have been given an HP laptop to look at originally the sound was not working so updated drivers and rebooted laptop on reboot it would not boot up I have tried booting up from recovery partition F but it just black screens I have tried booting Pavilion not dv9500 HP booting up from Vista disc but it just comes up with the first screen with copying files along the bottom and then it black screens Sometimes it willl restart I will press a key to boot from cd it goes through copying files with the white progress bar along the bottom and the stops with a blank screen or restarts I have tried the same with a Win disc which does the same but stops on the next screen with quot starting windows quot displayed I have run memory checks and disc checks and both were fine This has me puzzled so I am hoping you guys have a clue whats going on here nbsp
Defective hard drive is my guess.
Have you tried removing and reinstalling the partition? If you cannot do that, you should try another hard drive as a test.
I recently bought an HP Pavilion used. Here's the problem. The battery was getting ready to expire and then the computer went into "hibernation" mode. After plugging in the charger to recharge the battery and turning the computer on manually I encountered the following: The screen does not come on at all, but the computer "acts" like it's trying to start? The keyboard lights come on and I can hear the the fan start. After a few seconds it "restarts" itself and repeats this over and over. The screen never comes on through all this? Any suggestions? HELP!!! Thanks for all your replies
hi everyone first off i just want to say that i am terrible with computers - and unfortunately have a huge problem my keyboard doesn t work as far as i can tell i am HP working Premium, not Home keyboard laptop Vista Pavilion usng an hp pavilion entertainment laptop running on vista my keyboard says that it s a hid keyboard device when i go to my control panel and click on keyboard it says that it is working properly but in reality it isn t working at all what happened was this i was working on microsoft word last night typing out a document very fast when all of a sudden asi typed out a word correctly -it would appear on the document with three consecutive letters for exampl if i typed the word after it woul come out on the screen as aaafter i ignored the problm and kpt on working however as i was working i noticed that the light on my caps lock key was on it didn t matter how many times i presed it the caps lock key remained on i continued working on ms word all night without any other roblems i went to bed really late and didn t bother turnig my Vista Home Premium, HP Pavilion laptop keyboard not working computer off instead i just closed the screen this morning when i tried to log on my mouse on the laptop didn t work so i just plugged in a physical mouse into the computer next when i tried to type in my log-in password the keyboard would not work at all i also noticed that the caps lock light is still on i clicked on the little blue option box in the left-hand corner and selected the on-sceen keyboard i ued this to type in my password now that i m on my desktop-i still can t use my keyboard at all and the caps lock key still appears to be on i ran the systems-restore but it didn t fix anything help please nbsp
Cleaning Laptop KeyboardClick to expand...
Other than cleaning
You may need to physically remove the keyboard (usually via removing screws underneath laptop)
And disconnect it then reconnect it
You could also test with a USB keyboard, to confirm it's the laptop keyboard only
The hard disk crashed and I have been unable to reinstall Vista Home Premium with org. and recovery disks on new Hard Disk. Would like to reformat and install Win XP on it. Can't seem to figure out how to do it.
I get the "no operating system found" error. The HD is unformatted as it is new.
I've been all over the HP site and followed the endless loops for information, to no avail.
Any help will be greatly appreciated (sp).
You have to have a valid Windws XP install disk... HP install disks detect the hard drive, and if they are not designed specifically for that drive, they wimply will not work. You may have to buy a copy of Windows XP, then boot to it...
You will need drivers, so check to see if the HP website offers drivers for that system configuration. If not, you have to be experienced enough to locate and download them yourself.
But what you propose is very possible... just go to the HP site for your HP model, and look for what operating systems are supported.
Need suggestions for system temp / fan speed monitoring software. Doesn't need to be fancy - just basics - & work.
Special ordered this Pavilion d5200t ATX - didn't come w/ any monitoring util. Was told by HP they didn't have one & AFATK, Intel didn't. If ASUS has one, couldn't find it. Seems odd.
HP support gave this link http://download.famouswhy.com/asus_p5k64_ws_asus_ai_suite_1_02_04/ , which they said "should work." Haven't tried it. Bit leery. Comments?
MB - Asus IPIBL-TX (HP: Burbank-GL8E)
Intel Quad 9400
Intel G33 chipset
If need other specs, let me know. Thanks.
This is my preferred software for temp/voltage/fan readings and monitoring
Hope it helps
I have a HP Pavilion DV1000.Every time I power the laptop the power light and few other light on the top comes on and it goes off again.
I have tried different power adaptors and still no luck.
Any sugestion please.
I had a Mobile phone that did that replaced battery and it became fully functioning again. Is there any way to run without battery attached? power source only or could you borrow a battery from someone to check results?
When I turn it on the power supply fan will making a big noise as usual except it won't stop and the server won't boot either, i have not install any Hardware or Software that's would likely to conflict this machine and plus I have been using it as windows for a long time but I don't know what happen today it's just won't start/boot... can anyone help me out please, is it the power supply is dying? or something else... please
My daughter's HP Pavilion Artist's Edition laptop is continually defaulting to a black screen after booting up.
We updated the nvidia driver, but to no avail. She's running Vista Home Premium.
Any ideas how we can cure this? Safe mode doen't seem to help, I also started it without battery in. HP don't really want to know now it's out of warranty, but I see on their site there has been a recall of some similar models for a video card fault.
I don't know what else to try.
Hello, at Christmas i bought a notebook PC. It had features like a webcam, and they did not work. So we took it back and bought a hp pavilion dv6 PC. It has a 64-bit operating system, GB free local disk with 396 free and windows 7 for an operating system. i download some music, i have messenger, and i have internet explore to browse and use Facebook, yet it my PC is working like a piece of crap, Ive been in my recycling bin and deleting everything i get a chance at. My browsing history is deleted, i have Norton if that could be the case but i have the "NEW" Norton which is suppose to be better the sales man told me. Please post a comment when you get a chance .
Please follow these 8-steps and post all the logs here for review and further advice.
HI Gang I have a Pavilion zd us laptop When I turn it on leds light up but that is it No video I tried an external monitor but still not video I stripped down the laptop to motherboard memory cpu with fans Still same issue I inserted a post code card into the mini PCI slot When powering up the cpu fans run and leds lite I get the code on the post card quot quot nothing else I have a second post code card that plugs into the printer port along with the USB port I boot up with this card in and at first I get quot -- quot Then when I press the button on the card to view the next code zd7140us Pavilion Post Code it is quot quot with the quot quot Post Code Pavilion zd7140us flashing That is it I have already itried installing a used CPU ebay Can any help me as to reading the code or where to go from here to troubleshoot the laptop Peace kozman nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/post-code-pavilion-zd7140us.141845/
I have a hp pavilion dv6000 laptop and I need a new wireless card as my laptop won't connect to wireless networks (except the one in my university ) . I have 2 questions
1) what kind of card do I need to buy to replace what I have
2) can I replace my wireless card by myself?
you shouldn't need a card if you get connectivity to at least 1 network.
You have an encryption issue. You should be able to connect to open networks.
hi i'm haveing an issue with my laptop it won't come on or charge and its not the cord or the battery the power switch works and the hard drive is good and so is the ram any ideas out there i could use the help thanks all
The power jack connector on laptops are soldered (internally) to the motherboard. If the solder connection should break, power can't be delivered (internally) to power the battery or run the computer.
You might try it yourself (see here) if you're comfortable doing so or you'll need to take it to a repair shop
Hi everyone I recently purchased a HP Pavilion DV EA from ebay UK The seller stated the Laptop was to months old and as HP offer year warranty I assumed or months warranty should remain Shouldn t HP have this on there system As soon as I received the laptop I contacted HP about the warranty and they said it was DV3500 Pavilion HP ending on the next day day after I received the laptop which was the HP Pavilion DV3500 Thursday th November I asked the seller about this and the response I got was that the laptop was a replacement as the first one broke and that therefore the laptop should still have several months left on the warranty HP said without any supporting evidence they can not do anything the seller yesterday email to tell me that they could not find any paperwork confirming this I have the original HP box here which has a delivery label addressed to the seller from the delivery company which has a date on it would this suffice to get the remaining warranty reinstated What else can I do any suggestions nbsp
You need to chat with HP and discuss this with them specifically: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100655.html
I would like to upgrade my HP Pavilion 7915 Desktop PC, not a bad little computer and can be upgraded but what is the max CPU I can install in this thing, its currently has a Celeron 1.1 GHz/100 processor. I cannot find this info anywhere on the net. Thanks
couldn't find precise max speed but i dont think you will get more than the base speed 1.1Ghz.
se specs here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=bph06796
max ram 512M, i think its not got much more to give. Time to get a new PC in my opinion.
This Tool "SiSoft Sandra" will tell you of the upgradability of your processor:
Hi graphics Pavilion Best HP for card upgrade a6827c-b guys Just got HP Pavilion a c-b desktop for my birthday and so far its great The only thing that bothers me is the integrated graphic card its really not so good for games So i want to upgrade i have a budget of to get a Best graphics card upgrade for HP Pavilion a6827c-b new graphic Best graphics card upgrade for HP Pavilion a6827c-b card I would like to get some decent graphic card that will allow me to play most of the games that are currently out or will be out soon I do not care what settings those games are gonna be on as long as they work smooth i will be fine I repeat once again I do not care about resolution or things like that as long as i can play those games with a good fps rate i will be more than satisfied These are the specs of the pc HP Pavilion a c-b desktop Base processor Pentium E W GHz W MHz front side bus Socket Chipset Intel G Express Motherboard Manufacturer Asus Motherboard Name IPIBL-LB HP Compaq motherboard name Benicia-GL E Power supply W Memory Installed GB Actual available memory may be less Speed supported PC - MB sec Type pin DDR SDRAM Hard drive GB SATA G Gb sec rpm Sorry cause its a little mess took them off from a website btw I would like if i could play games such as Fallout and Lock On on it Any suggestions guys Thanks a bunch nbsp
my vote goes for this XFX HD-477A-YDFC Radeon HD 4770 512MB only $109 and has free shipping and will last for a while and should work with your current system
Hi everyone I recently bought a Laptop of eBay here in the UK The Laptop is the HP Pavilion dv ea Now basically the seller said the laptop is fully working I put the game BMW M Challenge but when I load it the screen goes black blank and I can not get out of it and back into Windows unless I hard force the laptop off The laptop has a Nvidia GeForce M GS graphics card HP Pavilion (dv3505ea) dv3000 The laptop has Windows Vista Home Premium -bit I tried the same game on HP Pavilion dv3000 (dv3505ea) my fathers Laptop a HP G - EM He has got a Nvidia GeForce M which I believe is a lower end graphics card and it worked perfectly His Laptop has got Windows Vista Home Basic -bit Can anyone help me please I want to know if it is a fault with the graphics card or Vista before I leave feedback for the seller on eBay Many Thanks in advance nbsp
The first thing you want to check is all your "Software & Driver Downloads" have been completed and up to date: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=3816537&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us
Do note: A "working" laptop, means Windows is working, and all hardware works. It doesn't necessarily mean every game may work or not
My stock gpu is gt which is half broken because I couldn t use its full capacity When it s enabled the desktop goes black screen of death it goes normal when I disabled it but I couldn t play games My suspect is overheating because I m a hardcore gamer I play games like call of duty fallout arma etc everyday and my pc is year old I use it everyday Now I m planning to purchase the XFX - ATI Graphics for m9350f, Hp card elite my pavilion help please Radeon HD GB DDR PCI Express Graphics Card watts My pc specs is Psu watts processor Phenom- A GHz W HD gb ram Graphics card for my Hp pavilion elite m9350f, please help gb os vista gpu GeForce GT MB GDDR memory link http h www hp com ewfrf wc amp lc en amp dlc en amp cc us amp lang en amp Graphics card for my Hp pavilion elite m9350f, please help product Now I want to know everything about xfx Hd radeon Is it good for gaming How s the cooling when did it come out on the market will it fit in my casing It s watts can I buy watts or should I buy watts any Graphics card for my Hp pavilion elite m9350f, please help psu brand you can recommend include the price please thanks link of the gpu I plan to buy http www bestbuy com site XFX - A Card p id amp skuId nbsp
It isn't the wattage that is important as much as it is the quality of the power supply. Get a good one as opposed to a cheap or no-name brand, unless you already have a good one such as Seasonic, OCZ, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, or one of the other top models.. The video card is fine.
Hello and thank you to the forum members that are reading this laptop help request I own a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC notebook and HP Pavilion Entertainment Help! PC this morning I had dropped a pizza on the right side of the keyboard Now at the time the notebook was on when I went to clean off the grease on the keyboard wasn t too bad but as I was doing HP Pavilion Entertainment PC Help! this action I was also pushing down various keys at the same time I have realized that I should have turned OFF the notebook before proceeding with the cleansing of my keyboard but I happened to be a fool at the time and was rather slow to realize this since it was one in the morning Now the notebook did open various folders documents etc But I had ignored all of the factors on that and continued to clean off the grease and then paid attention to the notebook again I noticed that something was wrong with the notebook and may have outworked the notebook by pressing various keys at the same time When I went to turn off the notebook it averted from shutting down to locking itself down I unlocked the laptop and the sound that is made when you get to your desktop screen was erie and out of tune as if it was gargling in water To make this short and simple I was cleaning the keyboard while the notebook was on various programs and documents were opened notebook began to malfunction or override commands turned off the notebook turned it back on but would not move on to the desktop screen and had an error message stating that something must be re-installed in order to work properly again Basically when I was cleaning the notebook I must have accidentally deleted a vital system component that operates the system properly I tried doing a system recovery with a disc that had all the default programs etc but failed to complete the recovery This morning I turned on the notebook and after the Windows XP F Boot Order F Set-up screen the screen will go into a black screen and restart itself over and over again I do not know if my notebook is completely FUBAR but I am hoping that someone has a solution to this problem I do not have a warranty on this notebook as a friend gave the notebook to me in June Can anyone help nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hp-pavilion-entertainment-pc-help.136326/
was trying to downgrade Vista Home to XP but in doing so I misread a couple steps and installed XP drivers for the chipset and BIOS instead of putting them on a new WinXP install disc including the drivers The Notebook would make it to windows and boot from the CD drive before but only sometimes Now it won t even come close to Booting to Windows or from the CD drive Repair disc doesn t finish Checking the file dv 9000 HP Pavilion system for errors doesn t finish I don t think any of HP Pavilion dv 9000 the hardware is bad If I can just find a way to get it to boot from the cdrom I m pretty sure I can install XP and everything will be fine it s just getting it to boot up i m having a problem with When windows starts a blue screen flashes error number HP Pavilion dv Notebook PC Intel Core Duo CPU T Product GP AV BIOS F Windows Vista Home Edition Any tips nbsp
Reseat the system memory. You may have a bad memory module
I have purchased an HP pavilion dv6820ea off Amazon marketplace without a power adapter. I was informed it was easy to find and eventually bought this charger off ebay. However it prooved not to fit and I was wondering if anyone can tell me the specs of the charger I need? All I can find specifically on the data sheet is that it needs to be 90w.
Even better if someone could link to a right charger I'd be appreciative.
I'm in the uk but an link showing the correct spec would be nice!
Thanks in advance,
I've got a bit more info...
I'm fairly sure I need a 19v, 4.74a charger and a 4mm external diameter connection is a bit (but not massively) too big.
upgrade wi-fi pavilion ze5000
i want to replace stock card with wireless n card in my laptop
What is the stock card? How old is this HP Pavilion? I don't see any references to a stock card on the HP site, or a wireless socket.
Looks as if you will have to install a PCMCIA wireless card. Easy enough, and low in cost.
i have problem with my laptop the screen is blank,but it work perfectly with an external monitor,i therefore assume the screen is faulty.replaced the new screen have not resolved the issue.Anybody has got any ideal i would be appriciated.
was the screen replaced with the correct make and model...?
Did you change the inverter over from the old board or did it come with one, (inverter: a small board usually across the bottom of the screen)
when you fitted the board did you make sure you seated all the conenctions properly..
I have an HP Pavilion Notebook dv tx running Vista which whenever i turn Notebook Pavilion HP Not Booting it on switches on the led lights the fan moves for a few seconds then everything stops with the screen remaining black The LED lights stay on the computer just won t boot into the BIOS It is not a battery problem and I have tried reseating the RAM This all occured after the computer suddenly died while booted then after starting to boot back into windows afterwards died while loading Vista It has not displayed anything on the HP Pavilion Notebook Not Booting screen since Specs INTEL CORE DUO T GHZ MB L HP Pavilion Notebook Not Booting CACHE MHZ FSB GB DDR RAM GB X GB RPM HDD INCH WXGA X BRIGHTVIEW DISPLAY BLU-RAY ROM WITH SUPERMULTI DVD -RW DUAL LAYER DRIVE NVIDIA GEFORCE M GS WITH MB DEDICATED VIDEO MEMORY INTEGRATED GIGABIT LAN INTEGRATED A G N WLAN INTEGRATED BLUETOOTH K MODEM INTEGRATED AUDIO INTEGRATED WEBCAM -IN- DIGITAL MEDIA READER X USB PORTS X FIREWIRE PORT X HDMI PORT Thanks in advance to any help received nbsp
Nice machine and configuration.
I would first try removing two memory modules, and attempting a boot with the third.. then if that doesn't work, change modules until you have tried all three.
It is difficult to trouble-shoot a machine like that... but we are seeing a LOT of ealy failures in the large laptops hard drives from 250 GB to 500 GB, so suspect that your hard drive might be bad. A good test would be to try any other known good hard drive from 80 GB on up to 500 GB... can you borrow one, then try to format and install it.
If still dead when you change memory and hard drive, it is time to get it back to HP for warranty work.
Anything you do that is not memory and not a hard drive will void your warranty.
I have about 46% unused on the disk.
When I switch from aol to internet explorer it takes so much time.
In fact, even when I go to "my documents", task manager, and every
other application it moves so slow I can get up and wash dishes or
something. Also when I switch applications it takes time for the screen
to load..........the screen moves slowly from the top of the screen to
the bottom. I have had a few alerts, saying I am low on vitural memory.
Question: Are there things I can do to spead this tank up?
Thanks for your time,
How much ram does your computer have? There is a chance it may be faulting, but let's check out other areas first. Do you run security software? How big is your pagefile? Do you defrag you harddrive often? (once / week recommended). Try these links...
Also, one more thing, what operating system does it have? Do you have the o/s CD to reload the o/s and start fresh?
I have a HP Dv Its running Xp media has a amd turion processor and gig or ram It has been running slower and slower over the last few months I cant seem to figure out why I run zonealarm for a firewall and avg for antivirus I also scan with adware There is nothing on the computer that any of them find Yet the computer runs so slow theres times i type faster then the letters appear on screen I do have a ton of processes running but i am unsure of what I can clear out and what needs to stay I just counted and there is processes Is there a way to find out what i can Pavilion Dv5000 HP issues clear HP Pavilion Dv5000 issues out and what needs to stay Any other ideas what might be making my laptop crawl Im not to computer savvy so please bear with me Ive been working on issue non stop with this thing for a few a while now I also have the dreaded random shut HP Pavilion Dv5000 issues downs and my office wont work anymore IM still working on those as well Hit me with any ideas you migh have Thanks nbsp
Run an HP restore
I recently tried to upgrade my RAM from 1 gig to 2 gig purchased from Edge Tech. When I installed it and tried to reboot, the picture on the monitor was fuzzy and wavy---it stuck in the boot phase...starting over several times but never fully booting. I tried switching slots and got the computer to come on but it locked up soon after. When I removed the new RAM and reinstalled the old RAM it worked fine...any advice?
it would be great if you posted the mobo and what RAM your running. is this a single 2 gb card, 2x 1GB?
I have Windows XP on my HP Notebook last night windows frooze and than crashed Now I get the following error after the motherboard boot screen Windows could not dv2000 Pavilion HP start because the following file is missing or corrupt WINDOW SYSTEM CONFIG SYSTEM You can attempt to repair this file HP Pavilion dv2000 by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM select r HP Pavilion dv2000 at the first screen to start repair Problem is Windows instaltion is partitioned on Hard Drive and I ain t the sole owner of Notebook No back-up discs where created I tried to repair windows with my XP recovery disc HP Pavilion dv2000 When I either press ENTER or R I get this following message Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program Setup cannot continue To quit setup press F I want threw to the systems BIOS an it says hard drive is powered on Please Help nbsp
Any money its a sata hard drive. If thats the case then you will need a sata driver in order for windows setup to see the drive.
What the hell is wrong with my Monitor?
Was working fine then yesterday boom i get this!
What does an external monitor look like when you attach one?
I have a new HP Pavilion Elite m9517c-b, has MS VISTA 64bit on it. The integrated sound (monitor connect to hard drive) just sucks.
I would like to keep my old speakers from my Sony Vaio VGC-RA810G system, the speakers are RealtekŪ AC'97 and I can still download the drivers from Sony.
I would hate to have to buy a new speakers set, especially since the Sony set has such excellent sound.
Would this work? why or why not?
Yes you can use the old Sony speakers. The Realtek sound drivers are for a computers motherboard, not for external speakers... The Sony sound drivers may not work on the HP
i have a hp pavilion ze4600 and the bios is asking me for a password. however i read some things on this site concerning hash codes and stuff like that. idon't know how to get a hash code or how you go about to generating them or even how to insert it and bypass the bios password. i would really appreciate it in advance and hope that i could get a positive result on this issue.
please help if you can!
Hi I am having the same trouble. To access your hash code when the blue box comes up and asks for the password press the F12 key and this will generate your systems hash code.
as you may already know, i got this HP Pavilion DV9000 LCD hinges at
and i want to fix it up.
the lcd swivel hinge is quite good and doesn't wobble at all
the open and close part of the hinge is tight enough that the lid will stay open and not close on itself, but it is rather wobbly and floppy. there is a high degree of bend before you actually feel the resistance of the hinge
my question is:
is there a tutorial somewhere or does someone know how to tighten this hinge?
Good afternoon everyone. Just need a few suggestions on a problem I am having diagnosing an issue with an HP Pavilion dv600 laptop. I believe it's just a dead hard drive but want to be sure.
When turning the laptop on, i hear a light screeching sound coming from the hard drive area. In addition, when going to the boot menu, it only recognizes the CD/DVD rom drive and when I go into setup and go to the Diagnostics tab, it says that there is no IDE, so I'm not able to run the diagnostics on the hard drive. The last issue that I'm not sure is related to the hard drive is that the laptop just repeatedly restarts itself after a minute or two of booting up and then sometimes won't come on unless you press the power button at least 3 or 4 times.
HP Pavilion DV6000
AMD Turion 64
It is very common for laptop hard drives to fail like this. You have really no choice but to replace the hard drive first. Hopefully the motherboard is ok... Another option is to take the laptop in for a diagnosis. If you deside to replace the hard drive yourself, make sure you know if the drive is a SATA or IDE type
I have a HP Pavilion 6500 that has recently started shutting down for no reason. I have had it completely apart, cleaned and inspected every part. Everything looks good and when I put it back together it worked fine for about 6 hours then shut down again with no warning or error message. When I attempt to restart, it comes on for about 2 seconds and shuts off again. (On battery, battery w/adapter and adapter only) Even when it has sat overnight or for a couple of days and should be completely cool. Someone in another thread mentioned processor protection in the BIOS. How do I check that? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Ram can go bad, i would do a thorough test on the ram.... I use the ultimate Boot CD. It's free and it has some pretty good tests on the cd.
I got a laptop from a friend recently. Its an HP pavilion dv6500. They tripped over a USB cord and it fell on the ground and wouldn't turn on. They then took it to a local repair shop who told them they needed a new mobo. They put the new mobo in and still had the same problem. When you push the power button all the lights along the dash come on, and the fan and cdrom start up but no beeps and then it just like stalls out. the screen stays black, no ext video nothing, but the lights stay on. I have tested most of the components and all work, everything leads to the motherboard but that was replaced. any advice is greatly appreciated.
I'd say faulty new motherboard, but it could be as simple as the Power Adapter
Here's the Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test) guide
Here's HP Support
Hey guys I have an HP Pavilion DV7-1130 with Windows Vista Home. Lately the fan in the back has started making all sorts of annoying noises and has been a real pain in the ***. I was just wondering if there was a way to get it to shut the hell up without actually opening the computer. I'll do that if I have to, but is it possible to set up RivaTuner or another such program such that I could just turn off the fan?
All fans in laptops are critical components. The noisy fan needs to be replaced, not defeated
Woke up this morning to continue with my work on the above machine but it simply wont boot. The battery is fully charged and the charging adapter is okay because it worked on another computer. When I press the power button of the computer nothing happens. No fan sound no picture, absolutely nothing except that the power LED flickers for a second and that's all. The machine is barely a year old and I have not experienced this before. Have tried reseating the memory cards; removed and inserted the battery all to no avail. Please help. Bosunojay
Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
Hi, i got a pavilion dv6000 and damn the graphics are too low. am running vista home prenium and got 4g ram... what could be the reason?
How old is this HP and when did the graphics issue start?
I have a Hp Pavilion dv6604nr entertainment Notebook laptop PC running Vista Home Premium and am looking into upgrading my ram to speed my computer. I wanted to upgrade to 2gb or 4 gb. I am wondering if, a)can my laptop support 4gb,? b)will it help speed up my computer? I sometimes play older games on it, such as the sim 2 and age of pirates, but mostly I am looking to speed up my overall speed of my computer which tends to slow down alot during regular activites, or if I am to much open.
-Thanks, any information is appreciated =)
Your Pavilion dv6604nr will accept a total of 4096 MB or memory in 2 banks of 1. It normally was shipped with 1 MB in two 512 MB modules.
You need two modules of 2GB: DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 2 GB per slot... Unbuffereed, Non-ECC, 1.8V 256 meg X 64 667, CL-5
But if you have Windows XP, it will only see and use 3 to 3.5 GB, depending on the motherboard it has.
You will need to take out your two 512 MB modules and sell them someplace... they do not have much of a market.
You should be able to buy these 2 GB modules for $22 to $27 each... the old 512 MB will sell for only $5 or less.
Www.Crucial.com, www.directron.com, www.zipzoomfly.com, www.newegg.com are some of the places where you can find the memory at lower cost than others.
Hi all having successfully cleansed said laptop from various nasties thanks in part to Kimsland and Bobbye i have an issue with the admin login Ok when booting up xp is set to fast user switching and the welcome screen login screen with user accounts Administrator is not included in the list So i hit ctrl alt del twice which then brings up the secure login dialog box So i key in Administrator and the Pavilion DV1000 login? HP admin password that i set and it comes up with quot Unable to log you on HP Pavilion DV1000 admin login? because of an account restriction quot WTF is that The only way i can log in as admin is to reboot into safe mode when it presents itself as another user in the welcome screen list giving in total which quite frankly is ridiculous The main reason the lappy was infected was due to uneducated users installing all kinds of crap as their accounts had admin rights I need to restrict them to limited accounts whilst having full access to the admin account without the need to reboot into safe mode I ve google searched for answers but couldn t find any I m looking for a way to solve this issue so with respect please don t come back with workarounds like quot press shift right-click run as kind of suggestions because i m after full access to admin account without rebooting So any help you can offer would be most appreciated thanks nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hp-pavilion-dv1000-admin-login.121078/
or if you could help me determine how to get the password from the hashcode i would realy apriciate it
would you please stick with the forum rules which you should have read!
it will not speed up things if you post one topic twice!
I have an HP Pavillion Laptop dv800 and I bought it maybe over 2 years ago. But recently, it has been encountering some problems (monitor wise). It would turn on fine, all programs are fine... but the monitor would occasionally choke and twitch. and now, when I physically move the laptop monitor.. it would twitch insanely with a black choking screen with some colors in it.
What should I do? Is this solvable? or should i just get a LCD Screen Laptop replacement?
It's called an LCD display, not a monitor. Speaking of a monitor, try connecting a external monitor to the laptop
I have an HP Pavilion(P4 socket 478) that I am working on right now. A friend gave me the fairly scavenged remains of a Dell Dimension 3000 for parts. It also was a socket 478 P4.
Could anybody tell me if the parts are interchangable? The mobo and CPU from the Dell are intact and could be a decent upgrade to my HP if possible.
You could look up specifically the specifications of your HP product (via S/N) by going to THIS thread
Same applies to Dell computers (via Service Tag) on THIS thread
ie There is a maximum CPU limit on processor specifications, but initially it looks interchangeable
My computer is an HP Pavilion a818n and it has been running fine until one month ago where the computer will randomly restart without warning. I can be on the internet, typing up an essay, or playing a game or so. The screen will turn black and randomly restart with no error display. I reinstalled Windows XP and got rid of every program to see if that would fix it but apparently did not do a thing. Now when i try to reinstall some of my programs I had, it wont complete the installation and just restart in the middle of it. I don't think its a heat problem or a virus problem either. HELP PLEASE! if you need more information on the computer, please request.
Can be faulty Ram. Try Memtest for 7 Passes
Can be faulty HardDrive, Try Drive Diagnostics
Can even be internal dust (heat build up) Try cleaning out all dust
Or it may be that all drivers have not been loaded. Try updating all drivers
HP Pavalion dv6000 laptop pc audio video grafics driver for win xp. I can't find drivers in hp website. In this time what can I do??
Any Solution Have?>
Have a look for them here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100655.html
I need an AC Adaptor for this laptop... Anyone have one for sale or know of a good place to get one without a ton of $
Ebay is probably the best place to try and find the adapter.
Hi i wanna know if 7620 slimline is abel to be conected to wireles internet iv got this slimline but i cant find wireles conection card slot or anythig any idea anyone?
It doesn't appear so.
I purchased a Pavilion dv t recently with Vista Ultimate and decided to run it on XP Pro until Vista becomes more useful Figured out that I needed to disable the native SATA support in the and BIOS and installed webcam Pavilion HP dv9000t XP HP Pavilion dv9000t webcam Pro I am going to add a second GB rpm SATA drive to the system shortly Everything is working well except for the webcam It simply doesn t work In the device manager it shows up as HP Pavilion dv9000t webcam quot USB Video device quot instead of quot HP Webcam quot I see a quot USB Video Device quot in quot My Computer quot but when I double click on it I am told quot Creation of video preview failed Please check the device connection and make sure that the device is not being used by another application or user quot When I try to use the webcam with Skype or other programs I am told that webcam is not connected By the way the webcam did work sort of when I tested it with Vista I say sort of because I made a recording and the recording quality was BAD I have tried to install the XP driver for webcam from HP s website http h www hp com ewfrf wc n amp cc us amp dlc en amp product amp os amp lang en but that didn t do anything Thanks for any helpful ideas nbsp
and are u sure u have the right drivers for winxp?because that is your problem.am however abit confused why u have to disable your sata?explain please.Robin
What is your thoughts on this laptop?
Do you think it would be able to run practically all games available now?
If any laptop can allow you to play most games, this one looks good... It is unrealistic to expect most laptops to match a desktop computer when it comes to modern gaming performance
I have a hp pavilion DV5000, I had the hard drive crash. I got a new hard drive same manufactuer as the original it is just larger. I can't get the computer to recognize the new hard drive that I just installed. Please Help
Go to the website of the hard drive manufacturer, and download their drive setup software. Most drive manufacturers, except Toshiba, have setup software.
Otherwise, you benefit from using a full Windows disc rather than the recovery disk that came with the HP Pavilion... though it is do-able.
OEM drives you buy without the box and setup disk just take a little more experience because it needs a low level format or a manufacturer setup.
The download from the drive manufacturer's web site also comes with instructions on what to do.
Then of course the original hard drive crash may have been some other problem to begin with.
First off I want to say hello and thank you to anyone who has information HP a1223w Pavilion help upgrade on the topic Here s what I need help with I have a HP Pavilion a w It has not been modified in any way so it s just factory stuff The problem is HP Pavilion a1223w upgrade help my motherboard uses PCI slots and I need PCI-E so i ll be able to upgrade the graphics card I wanting to upgrade this machine to be able to game on it Maybe not some of these high end games but I want to get it to these specifications This is what the game requires The game is Warhammer Online Age of Reckoning PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS For Windows XP GHz P single core processor or equivalent Gigabyte RAM A MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader At least GB of hard drive space For Windows VISTA GHz P processor or equivalent Gigabyte RAM A MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader At least GB of hard drive space Supported Video Cards ATI Radeon TM series X X X X X X X X X X NVIDIA GeForce series FX FX GTX GTX Ok HP Pavilion a1223w upgrade help so I need to upgrade the motherboard firstly so I will be able to use these graphic card since i will need PCI-E slots I m guessing HP Pavilion a1223w upgrade help i will also need to upgrade my power supply The bottom line i need help choosing what kind of motherboard and power supply i need to get and what will fit my computer Once I get those I know what to get for RAM and graphic card Sorry for the long post I wanted to make sure i was clear with what I need help with And thank you again to any one who can help nbsp
This might not be easy because I don't think that HP uses the ATX form factor. Many of the motherboards mentioned here are ATX boards, which has holes in certain places that match the back board it rests on. I'll have to look deeper into this one.
If your power supply unit is below 450 watts, you may need to upgrade.
Many people say it's useless to upgrade the video card on a Hp Pavilion like mines because it only accepts PCI cards. I'm not looking for any expensive high-tech cards, just something that can Handle COunter-Strike:Source.
Honestly, your best bet would be to buy a new computer, if you were going to run CS:S on a system like this, you would have to upgrade video as well as some memory... There are no "good" video cards for a PCI slot, and the memory in that system isnt all that great...
Also Check: The STICKY at the top of Audio and Video: So you only have PCI slots and want to game?
having problems with not being able to upgrade my video card i bought an NVidia GeForce FX SERIES 6600 512MB but i can't figure out if i have a slot for this thing if i do it has no female plug to push into it has holes for a female push plug and some slots that look like fax modem slots i am unable to locate my video card the plugs are vertical for the monitor and serial i don't know if there is just wires run up there or what but i can't figure it out someone help!
Sorry, but you have wasted your money!! The hp pavilion a705w has pci slots only and the NVidia GeForce FX SERIES 6600 512MB is a pci express graphics card!! (pci and pci express are 2 entirely different types of slots)
Even if it did fit, the pathetic little psu in the pavilion wouldn't be able to power it!!
Hi guys, it's getting a little hard to find some of the drivers for this pavilion 6721la laptop...do someone of you guys have the complete audio driver for this model, for windows xp to share with me? or, does someone know about a url where i can find it?
thanks in advance.
have you looked at hp's support site? looked at the drivers they offer for this model?
Hp Pavilion running XP Pro keeps shutting off after running a short while. Thought it might be a virus so began to do a clean install of XP Pro. It shut off shortly into this process. Any ideas?
Do you get a "Blue Screen" before it shuts down? How old is the computer?
a few days ago i changed from windows vista system to the old xp sp2 system...it runs better on my laptop....but i had trouble getting the lan driver for it...it seems i can only find it for the vista system.....Could any of you guys help me out finding this driver for XP?
hmm...by the way, XP detected my audio driver as a conexant audio card, but i cant get the microphone working...I guess the driver in xp sp2 doesnt fits the actual hardware of the audio card so, if any of you knows where to find the correct audio driver for it, i will apreciate it
thanks in advance,
Have you tried the HP software update tool sp38874.exe 1/1 (2.53M) found on the driver list for that laptop?
Very recently my computer has been crashing with the jagged lines of death. After it reboots, the screen becomes split up into multiple "instances" of one screen, very similar to if you select the "tiled" option in windows background. Example:
| Normal| Normal Image|
| Image | |
| | |
______ _________ |
|Normal | Normal Image|
|Image | |
Where the box around the outside is my monitor, and four "normal" images (i.e. the desktop, mouse cursor, etc.). No idea what is causing this, however, uninstalling then reinstalling the graphics drivers seems to temporarily fix this. If anyone has heard of a similar problem or knows what to do, please help!
HP Pavilion dv2500 series
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 64MB Dedicated Video Memory (from nvidia control panel info)
Centrino Core2 Duo T7250 @ 2.0 GHZ
Windows Vista 32Bit Home Premium
this is videochip faulty(or video memory). afaik, since geforce 8400go, nvidia provides special MXMII videocards in most laptop models. so replacing seems to be simple, but in this model you can't do this. so you can replace MB or repair it
i have an hp pavilion dv5000 and at first i had a "blue screen" problem so my friend thought reformatting my hard drive will help but no i have no OS and when i try to put one in it says like "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system" please help i dont know what to do
How did you friend reformat the HDD?
1. Under Windows
2. Under Windows Setup