20 Most Recent HP Pavilion a800n (PP163AA) PC Desktop Questions & Answers

Most companies don't offer driver support for XP anymore, it's 2017, time to upgrade to atleast Windows 7 now.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Mar 22, 2017

It is possible that your computer is simply overheating causing it to slow down. There are a few ways to check this. Enter the BIOS and go to the hardware monitor, what temperatures does the computer read both for the CPU and the Motherboard? Another option is to install and run a program called HWmonitor that can be found here. Report back when you can.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jan 29, 2014

hookay do you want to save data? do that first

then just format the drive good as new

re install software

and voila new machine

HP Pavilion... | Answered on May 29, 2012

Hi sandy,
Can you please tap F8 while your laptop is powering ON then select Last Known Good Configuration when you see some options..

when was the last time you use this laptop? i mean, did you see this running before you got it?

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Mar 04, 2012

The power supply is bad.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 16, 2010

Per HP support this computer does not support windows vista. They are saying no driver for video. I have also checked driver guide site since i am member and only XP drivers. If this is on-board video card you might have to wait and see does hp put out these drivers or some how some one gets it to work. Good luck with this.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Nov 07, 2010

According to experts, Western Digital is the best, with the least amount of problems.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Oct 08, 2010

My Computer is not displaying for 10 minutes. After that it will display with dull. plz help

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Aug 30, 2010


if your getting power ligh then chack disply setting from Bios still you have prob then just chack you HDD and Processor

HP Pavilion... | Answered on May 30, 2010

Not all video cards support all resolutions, and as yours is a fairly old PC the onboard Via Unichrome graphics adaptor probably doesn't support WXGA resolutions. Most, if not all, current AGP cards will do what you want.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Apr 17, 2010

Try to boot up into safe mode and see if you can get in there. If so then go into the system tools folder in the start menu or by going into the windows icon. You would go into accessories and then system tools and then go into system restore.

In the system restore choose the last good known date that is bolded when the computer was working properly. After you click on the date to choose it go ahead and let it restore. It will need to reboot, once it does if it goes back in then your good. At that point I would suggest turning off automatic updates for windows.

If you can't get into safe mode, then your going to need to reinstall windows cause the operating system is corrupted.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Apr 15, 2010

If you remember the administrator password, goto safe mode by pressing 'F8' while PC boots up. Log in as Administrator and reset the password for the existing user.
If not, and if the PC in in any domain, reset the password for the user in active directory and log in,
else login user any other user account, if any, and reset the password of the current user.
else reset the existing password using the password reset disk.
If none of the above option works, you'll have to reinstall the OS
Please come back and rate my solution if this is relevant for you, also if you need more clarifications. Thnx

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Apr 13, 2010

This can be a hardware problem or a power problem.
Power problem is easy to solve. check whether the cable with four wires(power cable) is properly connected to the drive.
Other problems can be that a cd might be stuck or the motor which ejects the tray might be faulty.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010

Slow computer problem would be different then that non reading disks. Slow computer could happen in many cases, a virus is taking up all the memory, or defragmented hard disk, programs that required more memory and cpu speed. CD, DVD could fail to read due to loose cable, BIOS setup or damaged drive.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Mar 25, 2010

Assuming you have dsl, make sure your pppoe info are typed in correctly, if you are still using dial up,the cable wont plug into the rj45 ethernet port,

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Mar 04, 2010

in the bios setup set first boot device as a cd rom and then insert the OS cd and reinstall the OS.

dont forget to vote

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Sep 16, 2009

It could be a virus, run antivirus scans, or could be your drive cables, Or even an Occaision glitch. Even perfectly running machine have glitches.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jul 16, 2009

Hello friend I dont know if you I uderstand but thing than what your you need is to format the PC, but for this you have than reboot your machine with the CD installer but before get in on the bios and changes the start like this:
1? changes on the Bios Firts boot device IDE-0 by CDROOM and the CDROOM by THE IDE-0 do you undarstend? how to do this? you have than reboot your machine and when apear the screem black you push SetUP and changes the parameters before mentioned. and them save the changes and reboot again but with CD inside of the CDROOM any question write me to [email protected]

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jul 15, 2009

they must have put it fully factory, you need to get your cd to start up before the hard drive does so you can use windows utility on to format and partition it , you may need to go into the setup (bios) and change the boot sequence to cd/dvd rom before the hard drive and run windows setup utility to install the OS on your new harddrive

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Apr 12, 2009

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