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If the sticker is not on the top showing where the jumper pin goes, you can do an online search for the make and model of the hard drive. A "new" hard drive usually comes with a booklet giving you specs on it. Otherwise, it will be a process of elimination of moving the jumper from one set of pins to next until your computer recognizes it as a slave. This will require shutting down and unplugging your computer, moving the pin, and restarting. Hope this helps you.

HP Vectra VL420... | Answered on Oct 25, 2009

By warble, do you mean a high pitch non stop noise? If so... I think I went through that bout 2 months ago, it was a easy fix. Ifr it is the same problem

HP Vectra VL420... | Answered on Jun 24, 2009

The Cause of Problem:

The Power Buttons electrical circle sometimes just braked it by one of sensors and the result is the 2 beeps and Power Supply is in protected mode error.

The whole computer is turn off but the power button is turn on and this is the nub of the matter. Because if you want turn on the computer you can't because already turn on but just the Power button and you can't do anything.

The solution:
You need just change the Power Supply and don't do anything just the power cable put into the Power Supply after turn off computer.
Finaly change back the Power Supply.

HP Vectra VL420... | Answered on Apr 25, 2009

it is always written bottom side of laptop... and front side or remove its battery and locate.

HP Computers &... | Answered 2 hours ago

it means not connected with net or sharing only one system used..

HP Computers &... | Answered 3 hours ago

hello OP

yes, and is covered in you manual. at HP.com

HP 15 is not a full model number, stated so....
my guess not HP 15 ENVY. but to progress here, I will guess.
over 200 models with that short name exists.
huge models. I guess one is your?
you left out all those facts in the model.
but all modern HP , you CAN do this,

power on, and hammer f11, this runs the magic RECOVERY
that restores the OS to day 1, new, all data you created gone.
as the book says, and is true.
but if the HDD is bad (or molested or upgraded from other OS)
it ill fail.
read page 84


3 years old?

here. but there are 85 models of F15 in this one class of PC.

the PC is not dead, has F1 screen in bios
called information screen.
power on, and hammer esc, key and see small menu (bios)
and click F1, behold the INFO page
the 1st 3 lines there, tell you model and p/n of the PC. all are very important but not serial numbers here, only hp can use serials
if need by.

HP Computers &... | Answered 2 days ago

barrow a mouse, billions everywhere on Earth.
NO PC stated full model.
but is Chrome browser and what OS, is the OS chrome or windows.?
tell what PC this really is first. maker HP model xzy123? what?

HP Computers &... | Answered 3 days ago

did you ask at HP.com first of google that, seems not.
to me.
omg first hit is correct


is not google great for searching?

if the answer in the link confuses you let me elaborate that.
it means (in order of causes common)
The HP recovery partition is dead. F11 key now DEAD.
that means:
1: HDD is dead. (weak or failing S.M.A.R.T tests )
2: the HDD was replace before and F11 is GONE
3: the HDD was upgraded to SSD, see #2
4: someone or virus wreck that partition F11 HP_Recovery.

HP Computers &... | Answered on May 13, 2019

Unless you have one of the very latest laptops, your model laptop most likely has a DVD ROM combo drive - which allows you to play DVDs and CDs also burn CDs/
You need to give me the make and model number of your laptop for me to verify if your laptop is capable of burn DVDs.

HP Computers &... | Answered on May 12, 2019

Hello Heko, it usually happens because of problems with the controller that intercedes between the software and the computer (in this case HP laptop or Desktop) and we can find the solution with HP Support Assistant's own tools.

HP Computers &... | Answered on May 12, 2019

Most blue screens are hdwr/driver relate, but would need more info on your setup to offer detailed advice.
For starters though, disconnect all external devices except the monitor (yes, mouse and keyboard too), and restart.
Still have blue screen? = no, add devices one at at time to identify problem child, = yes, then hold power button till shutdown, reconnect mouse and keyboard only (no networking needed for this). Follow on-screen prompts or user manual to enter system BIOS settings and reset to factory defaults and reboot.
Still have blue screen? = no, you're fixed, = yes, does system have embedded diagnostics? If so, run surface scan on hard drive, automatically repair any bad sectors, if it finds any then boot and see if you are fixed. If it doesn't find any problems with the drive then you either have bad/corrupt drivers installed, or a piece of failing hardware beyond this type of troubleshooting. Also run diags on memory if provided.
If you don't have embedded diags then you are going to need to boot from an alternate source (CD or USB) and run diags from there. Here is a link to a page that walks you through creating one (from a working computer obviously) https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-ultimate-pc-repair-toolkit-in-your-pocket-ultimate-boot-cd-on-a-usb-stick/. Good luck!

HP Computers &... | Answered on May 12, 2019

who's built in HP
or HP, external
or other computer (NON STATED)
nor what OS you run?
if the camera is HP and PC HP , HP.com has driverss if not 20 years old.
is it? no camera or PC stated at all. maker/model.

HP Computers &... | Answered on May 11, 2019

Try to burning other dvd's from your disk. Install Nero or Raxio creator software for burning dvd's. If this is your dvd drive problem, discuss this to your dealer.

HP Computers &... | Answered on May 08, 2019

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